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Official Rules for 2015 Race Season

(12/9/2014)

 Hello all, welcome to the 2015 race season.  Below you will find all rules for all classes at Sycamore Speedway; The Midwest Finest Clay Track!  You can find the rules seperated into classes on our website, www.sycamorespeedway.com  Once you have visited our page go to the "Track Rules" drop down menu.  This is where you can find the rules and regulations.  At the bottom of the page is a print button for your convience as well.  

We are Proud to announce that there will be 2 new classes this season.  The Pure Stocks class and the Soccer Stockers (6-cylinder).  We have also finalized the rule book for the returning Modified Compacts

WELCOME TO SYCAMORE SPEEDWAY 

RULEBOOK FOR 2015

The Management would like to welcome you and thank you for your interest in racing at Sycamore Speedway.  This rulebook is written to give you information about the operation of our events and the rules, both mechanical and procedural.  Please read this rulebook carefully.  All racing events require that each and every one of us remember our first obligation is to the race fans.  The racing officials and management of Sycamore Speedway will resolve any disagreement over technical questions, establish the length, frequency and administration of all racing events and determine all finishing positions.  Their decision is final.

 

RULEBOOK DISCLAIMER

The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for orderly conduct of racing to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events.  These rules shall govern the conditions of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with the rules.  NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS.  They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.  The race director shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that, in his opinion, do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements.  NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH AN ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATION.  Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials.  Their decision is final.  Other items not covered in this information will be decided by racing officials.

 

SYCAMORE SPEEDWAY 2015

OFFICIAL STOCK CAR RACING GENERAL RULES

  1. These general rules apply to each and every one, car owners, drivers, mechanics, pit crew members, fans and anyone in the pit area, grandstands or on the racetrack.  We will not tolerate any fighting and unnecessary recklessness or any type of retaliation.  Profanity is prohibited.  Consumption of any alcoholic beverages or controlled substances within the pit area and on the racetrack is prohibited.  Race cars and personal clothing will not display profane signs, sex signs, and swastika, ethnic or racial slurs.  Use of radio signals that interfere with our track frequency is prohibited.
  1. To compete at Sycamore Speedway your car must have a complete body and adhere to the rules described for your class.  All cars must willingly pass a technical inspection each race date.  Any refusal for inspection results in disqualification for that night.  No inspection-no race.  
  2. All competing cars must complete a Sycamore Speedway Membership Card, a W9, driver profile and have a number assigned.  The same number will be reassigned IF applied for by February 15.  To reserve a number call 815-895-5454 BETWEEN 8 A.M to 3 P.M Monday through Friday.  
  3. During the races, the only people allowed on the racetrack and infield is drivers, disabled cars and racing officials.  Everyone must stay behind the fences at all times unless requested by the officials to assist for some special reason.
  4. In case of accident, car must be taken into pits or infield (at a safe distance) to be worked on, subject to official’s decision.

       Competing cars and drivers found in violation of rules will lose any purse money & points won for that night.  

  1. Insurance coverage exists beginning 30 minutes prior to scheduled race time and ending 10 minutes after the finish of the last event.
  2. FLAG RULES:
  1. Green - Track is clear. 
  2. Red - Indicates that all cars are to stop at once.  The race has been halted.  Once cars have started to lineup for restart, latecomers will lose their positions.  Any car not ready for restart shall go to rear of pack.
  3. Yellow - Hold your position.  Do not pass.  The lead car must slow down to parade lap speed, and ALL cars remain in single file at a constant slow speed all around the track.  Failure of the car to trail the car ahead will cause violator to lose position.  It is the responsibility of the lead car to slow down to parade lap speed.  When there is a yellow on the white flag lap, the race is over!  Cars will be scored on the finished lap previous to white flag.

NOTE: YELLOW FLAG LAPS NOT COUNTED*.  ANY CAR OR CARS INVOLVED IN A YELLOW FLAG SITUATION SHALL RESTART IN THE REAR.  ANY CAR CAUSING TWO YELLOW FLAGS IN ONE RACE MUST LEAVE THE RACETRACK FOR THE REMAINDER OF THAT RACE.  Any driver, pit crew member or family disturbing flagman or scorers before conclusion of racing program, will disqualify that car or be fined.  *At the discretion of the promoter, yellow flag laps may be counted.

  1. Black - The scorer will not count the laps of the black flagged car until he enters the pits and remedies the hazardous reason causing the car to receive the black flag.  Failure to see the black flag will not be considered as an excuse.
  2. Blue w/Orange Stripe - Starters Signal – Hold your Line.  
  3. Checkered - Race is over.  When lead car gets checkered flag, race is over for all cars as they cross the finish line.
  1. The placement of the cars in order of finish as determined by the scorer will be final.
  2. The track steward reserves the right to increase or decrease the field of cars at his discretion.
  3. Any driver, who in the opinion of the track officials or flagman, shows evidence of exhaustion, drinking, under the influence of controlled substance or other physical incapacity, may be barred from the events in the interest of safety to himself and to others.
  4. Any person or persons willfully blocking the track or attempting to obstruct the race program will be requested not to return to the track for future race meets.  Remember…when a rule is enforced, one or more people aren’t going to like it.
  5. A race will not be stopped because of a car or cars spinning out in the first curve or turn on the first lap unless the situations, determined by the flagman, would warrant it.
  6. Intoxicating beverages, including beer, are not permitted in the pit area before or during a race meet.  Any car whose crew has been drinking in the pits, will be fined, suspended and/or both.
  7. Cars not at the gate at least thirty (30) minutes before race time will be placed in position at the discretion of the steward, if situation so requires it.
  8. Abandoned car will be towed away.
  9. When qualifying, an allowance of one spin or wave-off will be permitted per night.  When time trials are over for a given class, they are over – no exceptions.  You will be allowed one or two qualifying laps or other means to facilitate positioning as time permits to be determined by the track officials.
  10. Wristbands appropriate for the event are required at all time.  No Exceptions
  11. Finishing positions are paid according to the distance traveled regardless of whether the car is still running or not, except in cases of ties between cars that both might have completed the same number of laps.  In case, the car running at the finish has the preference over the car that is not running, but which may have an equal number of laps completed.
  12. Only the tow vehicle will be allowed in the pits.  No other car will be permitted.
  13. Any driver or crewmember deemed detrimental to the sport of auto racing will be refused entry to the pits.  Auto racing is a competitive sport, but like any other event that lives from the support of fans there is, along with competition, a great deal of showmanship required.  STARTING ON TIME, running the events in a professional manner, PROPER UNIFORMS, race cars BRIGHTLY PAINTED and the CONDUCT of the competitors as viewed by the fans; these requirements form an important part of the contest rules and must be considered for the growth of auto racing.
  14. Abuse of any official and use of improper language at any time will be subject to disciplinary action.  The penalty imposed will depend on the severity of the act.
  15. If in the combined opinion of the flagman, track officials and timer, a driver did not make the best effort to qualify, he will be positioned in the race lineup as judged appropriate.
  16. If for any reason a race stopped (such as red, yellow or checkered flag), only the persons allowed out on the track are officials, safety crew, wrecker and ambulance crew.  NO ONE ELSE!  Anyone not conforming to this rule is subjecting themselves to a severe fine or expulsion from the grounds subject to discretion of track officials.
  17. Any driver, car owner, mechanic or any other person trying to organize others against the track or the officials in any way not limited to but including all forms of media, will be immediately suspended from Sycamore Speedway and barred from further competition.
  18. The following procedures must be observed in the pits:
    1. The cars will lineup in the pits for an event according to the positions posted on the pit bulletin board immediately after the cars enter the track.  Any car not in line at this time will miss the event.
      1. Any car missing an event because of this rule may start the next as an added starter; exception – those cars missing the consolation race cannot automatically start the feature as added starter. 
    2. If you do not race your heat event, regardless of reason, you will forfeit your starting position for the feature.
    3. Added starters in any event will start in the rear of the pack.
    4. Added starters MAY RACE upon special permission of the track official.
    5. Any car that comes too late to qualify will be added to lineups as officials deem appropriate.  
    6. To change drivers or cars, the driver going into the car must have qualified the car that night.  This change must be reported to Pit Tower before race event.  As a driver you can only qualify one car per class and you must race that car all night. 
    7. If your car breaks mid event, you cannot run someone else’s car with your number.  
    8. Any fines and/or suspensions will be decreed by the officials, subject to the following:  mechanical violations – maximum of $200 fine, safety violations – maximum of $500 fine and/or two weeks suspension.  Rain outs or race night cancellations do not count towards penalty.  
    9. PROTEST RULE: If you feel one of your competitors is cheating, for $200 you can request that the car be inspected.  $50 will be retained by the racetrack regardless of the outcome; the remaining $150 will go to the correct party.  If you claim a competitor is cheating and you are correct then you get your $150 back, if you are wrong the $150 will go to the competitor you wrongly accused.  The $200 you are paying is for a full tech, should this inspection result in an illegal car than the repercussions are the same as if the car was randomly picked for a full tech inspection, i.e. loss of points & money for the night.
    10. All cars must be removed from pit area after the conclusion of the evening events.  ANY car left on the premises after ten days will be charged “storage”.  Pit lights out and pit area emptied and locked thirty minutes after race event.
    11. The track will reserve the right to reject any entry.

 

II. Car & Driver General Rules

  1. PAINTING OF CARS
  1. Cars may be painted as you choose, but number must be a bright, contrasting color.  WHEELS MUST BE LIGHT COLORED for easy visibility in the event one is thrown.  Day-Glo paint is strongly recommended.  NO PRIMERED CARS.  NO TWO CARS PAINTED IDENTICAL!
  2. Car numbers MUST be MINIMUM of 18” SQUARE WITH 4” BRUSH STROKE ON RIGHT AND LEFT DOORS.  NUMBERS MUST BE PAINTED ON CONTRASTING COLOR TO THE CAR ALSO 18” NUMBER ON ROOF OF CAR.
  3. POOR NUMBER = NO SCORE!

B. WEARING APPAREL

  1. We recommend all pit participants wear white pants or coveralls for visibility reasons.
  2. We require all drivers, for SLM, LM, Pure Stock, Modified Compacts & any visiting class to wear a flame resistant driving suit, a closed toed shoe & gloves.  For Spectator, Powder Puff & Compact at minimum , long sleeves, long pants, gloves and closed toed shoes are REQUIRED.

C. ROLL BARS: Super Late Models, Late Models, Pure Stock, Modified Compact and any car deciding to run a roll bar.

1. All cars must be equipped with welded cage types.  ROLL BARS WELDED TO THE FRAME OF THE CAR.  Bars must pass inspection of the tech steward.  Suggested specs for roll bars are:  wall thickness; .095.  Outside diameter; 1-1/2”.  No pipe joints; bars must be welded and angle joints reinforced.  No galvanized pipe.  DOM type tubing is recommended.  

D.  SAFETY BELTS AND HELMETS

1.    Passenger type seat belts required at minimum for all spectator, compact and powder puff cars.  

2. All Super Late Model, Late Model, Pure Stock and Modified Compact cars must be equipped with a 5 point racing harness.  MANDATORY.  Certification must be visible and show 3 yrs or newer.  They need to be securely fastened to the frame of the car.  Belts must have quick release metal buckle.  Shoulder harness is mandatory.  Shoulder harness must be quick release type.  

  1. Approved crash helmets must be worn for all classes.  This is strongly enforced.

E. SAFETY RULES – the following safety rules will be strongly enforced:

1. NO BATTERIES, FUEL TANK, FUEL LINES, or any object that may create a hazard in the driver compartment.  Batteries will be permitted if securely fastened down and covered with a sponge rubber and then a rubber covering.  i.e. boat box.  All fuel lines that run through the driver compartment must be covered.

2. Cars MUST HAVE FULL STEEL FIRE WALLS between driver and engine compartments and driver and fuel tanks.

3. Seats must be securely fastened to frame of car.

4. All cars must be self-starting.  Cars must leave pits under their own power.

5. Fire extinguishers are mandatory for all cars and must be securely fastened.  Quick release type only and be in reach of driver.

6. Dirt screens are subject to inspection.

7. All gas must be in proper marked RED CANS in the pit area.

8. Flame resistant driving suits and a window restraining net are strongly recommended.

9. Fuel cell with roll over valve strongly recommended.

10.  Over Flow Tubes must be pointed down.

F. Must run trophy dash to receive fast time point.

G. If a driver misses the prior event, driver’s best starting position in the feature will be no better than 11th position.

H. All cars must remain in pits ten minutes after final race so that race fans may come and look at cars and talk to drivers.

I.    All exhaust must exit at the side of the car – left side recommended.

J.    Under yellow & red flag conditions, only track officials can be on the racetrack!  

K.   Rear view or side mirrors not allowed on any racecar for any class.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

L.   For Super Late Models, 4-bar Super Late Models, Late Models, Pure Stock, & Modified Compacts, all drivers must use a race receiver.  Fusion 1600 is a very common type and is most common at a lot of other facilities. 

 

M.  We recommend you to make an appointment to have your car inspected before the season begins.  For any questions regarding these rules OR to make an appointment, please call 815-895-5454 between 8 am and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 
 

2015--SUPER LATE MODEL--STOCK CAR SPECIFICATIONS

  1. COMPETING MODELS
    1. Open to 1965 through 2015 models.  No trucks or jeeps.
    2. Open to American made sedans and hardtops.  No convertibles.  
    3. Any General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, etc. may compete and look presentable. 
  2. WEIGHT RULE
    1. Car must weigh a minimum of 2600lbs. with driver after the race.
    2. Camaro Stub must weigh 2600lbs.  
    3. Fabricated Stub must weigh 2600lbs, with 50lb weight fastened from the mid plate of bell housing forward.  
    4. Weights up to 50 lbs must be securely fastened by 2 ½ inch, minimum grade 5 bolts with a minimum of 2 weight clamps.  Threaded rods will not be permitted.  All weights must be painted white and clearly labeled with the car number on it.
    5. Any weight(s) must be securely attached to the frame below the body decking.
    6. Any car that loses any weight/ballast during an event may be subject to a penalty.  If you lose your weight and it’s not marked with your number, you do not get it back.
    7. Weights attached to the rear bumper and/or outside the frame will not be permitted.
    8. Pellet-type and/or liquid-type weight/ballast will not be permitted.
    9. Driver operated weight adjustment, ‘weight jacking’ devices will not be permitted. 
  3. BODIES
    1. All cars must be STOCK appearing, full bodies, neat and clean.  Badly mutilated, damaged or unsightly cars are not permitted.  NO Corvette Bodies.
    2. Trunk decks need to be solid.
    3. Hoods must remain in original locked position and closed. All hoods must have positive fastener.  Shock cord recommended.  No car permitted to start race without a hood unless given special permission by tech steward.
    4. Filler disk in steering wheel recommended (i.e. AFCO).
    5. Any type of bracing for protection, front or back, will be permitted as long as it is not visible.  Outside bracing permitted as long as it is no more than one inch above bumperettes or no higher than the lip of the hood or trunk lid.  Rub-rails between wheels permitted if flush with body and no larger than 1 x 1-1/2" rectangular tube (NO SHARP EDGES!).  Must remain inside wheelbase and tire tread and be painted color of car.  All front bracing must be behind the nose, 1/8” thick by 2” wide strap steel may be used to hold nose to inner bracing.  
    6. Body must extend beyond wheels and tires.  
    7. Firewall may be altered if put back in safe condition.
    8. Mandatory full-size roof.  Roof must be centered on car.  Must look O.E.M.
    9. Exposed cable or chain on front of car for towing purposes.
    10. No offset bodies.  
    11. Rear spoiler maximum height 8” x 72” long.  Side panels 8” high in rear, 4 ½” in front, no longer than 18”.
  4. WINDSHIELD
    1. Full windshield screen recommended.  What is MANDATORY is a minimum of 3 additional roll bars must be mounted in front of the driver.  No EXCEPTIONS. No TOLERANCE.
  5. ENGINE - No V6's
    1. Engine must be stock appearing.  A maximum of 25 ½” inches from the center of the right front upper ball joint to the back of the engine block will be used for engine location.  This will be measured with a go-no-go gauge.  NO TOLERANCE.
    2. Engine and transmission may be interchanged with other makes, Chevy in Ford etc.
    3. Engine must be stock appearing.  No dry-sump engines allowed.
    4. Crankshaft height - no lower than nine inches from ground (measured from center bolt).
    5. No aluminum engines - OEM or otherwise.
  6. CARBURETION
    1. 390 CFM Holley.  Will be checked with Carburetor Test Gauge Kit 7861.
      1. Venture Bore Pri and Sec 1.064
      2. Booster O.D. at parting line .630
      3. Booster O.D. at top and bottom .618
      4. Booster I.D. .446
      5. Booster cross leg width .226
      6. Booster leg pin gauge .117
      7. Booster Length .720 (+ or -) .010
      8. Throttle Bore Pri and Sec 1.4385
      9. Combined Throttle Shaft & Plate .2085
  7. ELECTRICAL
    1. Any type ignition system.
    2. No computerized triggering systems, MUST HAVE DISTRIBUTOR.
    3. Any tachometer allowed except for those with timing control ability.  YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO UNPLUG YOUR TACH.
    4. No manual timing control systems.
    5. All cars must be equipped with self-starter in working order.
  8. FLYWHEEL, CLUTCH, TRANSMISSION, REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY
    1. Clutch assembly must be fastened to the back of the motor & be inside a scatter shield.  
    2. Transmissions (i.e. Bert, Brinn, etc.,) are permissible.
    3. Rear axle assemblies allowed that are safe for racing.  Rear ends – 2 suspension setups only, three bar or multiple leaf.  
      1. Three bar car – solid mounted.  Birdcages allowed but must be pinned solid.  No swing arms.  No spring rod or rubber controller on top bar.  Both springs and/or shocks must be mounted in front of rear axle, on top of axle or behind axle.  No staggering permitted.  Three bar car consists of 2 lower links mounted to the rear axle or birdcage, forward facing along with 1 upper link attached to axle-forward facing toward front of the car.  

NOTE:  Any variation to the facing or mounting of the 3-link bars will have to be approved by the track; a penalty may be assessed of 100lb weight addition mounted in front of the mid plate of the bell housing.

      1. Leaf car – leafs can be steel or fiberglass and you are allowed two shocks on top.  NOTE:  Leaf spring cars running stock stub may run a birdcage on right rear only.
    1. Quick change may be used; full locked type only-no anti-slips.  NOTE:  LOCKED means both wheels must turn same direction only.  Must have spool inside rear end.
    2. No added traction bar assemblies such as Reese-type or fifth spring, etc.  Stabilizers must be rigid, no rubber units or telescoping.
    3. All springs must be metal with the exception of leaf springs.
    4. No cushion drive plates on rear axle hubs.
  1. CHASSIS
    1. Stock-Any chassis welded to Camaro stub 48” long with stock lower control arms.  
    2. Fabricated chassis are permissible with 50lb weight mounted from mid plate of bell housing forward.  
    3. Minimum Wheel Base 103”
  2. STEERING
    1. Steering rack and pinion or stock allowed (quick steering allowed on stock style only).  Power steering recommended.
  3. FUEL CELLS
    1. Fuel cells mandatory.  Rollover valve recommended on vent tube.  If you purchase new fuel cell make sure it has a rollover valve on vent tube.  Fuel cells must be mounted behind rear axle between rear tires, a minimum 4” ahead of the rear bumper.
    2. Recommended to have additional bar above rear bumper across rear of fuel cell.
    3. Fuel pumps mechanical only.  No electrical fuel pumps.
    4. RACING GASOLINE ONLY.
  4. SHOCKS
    1. Heavy duty shocks permissible.  Adjustable shocks allowed but cannot be changed from cockpit.
  5. EXHAUST
    1. We recommend pipes extend beyond the driver to the outer edge of the car or to the rear.  Pipes must extend out of the engine compartment.  
    2. Any headers.  Mufflers recommended.
  6. COOLING SYSTEM
    1. Radiator must be mounted in front of motor.  No anti-freeze.
    2. Discharge from over flow tube must be pointed to the ground.
  7. WHEELS
    1. Reversed wheels permitted but must be inside fenders and safe for racing.  10 inch - width maximum
    2. Safety wheels recommended.  All wheels must be painted WHITE or be LIGHT COLORED.
    3. Steel rims and wheels recommended.  Bead locks allowed.
  8. TIRES
    1. Tires must be purchased from Sycamore Speedway only.  NO WARRANTIES.
    2. 2 compounds available, 77 & 89 bias ply Hoosier casing.
    3. No grooving or altering of tire.  Grinding permissible.

 

IV. PAYOFF SUPER LATE MODEL CLASS ONLY

  1. Eligibility - Must compete in 90% of races at Sycamore Speedway.  No point money if you race at another track on a night that Sycamore Speedway is racing.  5% of Super Late Model purse will be held back and matched by Sycamore Speedway for a final point fund.  All payouts & point fund payments are paid to car owner.    
  2. Changes for 2015:  Elimination of owner points, points will follow driver & car meaning if you are driving more than one car in the same season you will have points as a driver for each car that you run.  Before any payout will be paid the driver and/or car owner, whoever will be receiving the 1099 for the season, must complete a W9.
  3. Last Year’s Point Champions return money – 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50, 4th & 5th $25.
  4. MUST meet point fund qualifications to be eligible for any points or bonus money.  All money paid at end of season.

 

2015 LATE MODEL RULES AND REGULATIONS

The general rules for the Sycamore Speedway apply to the Late Model Class also.  Please read above.

  1. COMPETING MODELS
    1. Open to any American 8-cylinder car with a stock wheelbase no less than 107 inches.
    2. No convertibles or compacts 
  2. WEIGHT RULE
    1. Car must weigh a minimum of 3300lbs. with driver after the race.
    2. Weights up to 50 lbs must be securely fastened by 2 ½ inch, minimum grade 5 bolts with a minimum of 2 weight clamps.  Threaded rods will not be permitted.  All weights must be painted white and clearly labeled with the car number on it.
    3. Any weight(s) must be securely attached to the frame below the body decking.
    4. Any car that loses any weight/ballast during an event may be subject to a penalty.  If you lose your weight and it’s not marked with your number, you do not get it back.
    5. Weights attached to the rear bumper and/or outside the frame will not be permitted.
    6. Pellet-type and/or liquid-type weight/ballast will not be permitted.
    7. Driver operated weight adjustment, ‘weight jacking’ devices will not be permitted. 
  3. BODIES
    1. Body must be in original position on frame and cannot be altered and must sit level with frame.  STEEL BODIES ONLY.  Example:  Stock Style Five Star Steel bodies.
    2. Front bracing must be behind factory nosepiece mandatory.  MANDATORY Cable or chain exposed at front & rear of car for towing purposes.
    3. All bracing and reinforcing must be inside car.  NO solid material used for bracing.  All bracing above original floor.
    4. All reinforcement must be below trunk lid or hood and covered with stock bumper
    5. NO COCKPITS
    6. Any cutting of the hood for vents or radiators must be covered with sheet metal and painted same color as car.
    7. Hoods—Air scoops permissible (4” maximum height).
    8. Filler disk in steering wheel recommended (i.e. AFCO).
    9. Remove all glass and remove rear seat before coming to track.
    10. All doors must be securely fastened, either welded or chained.
    11. Exposed cable or chain on front of car for towing purposes.
  4. WINDSHIELD
    1. Screens are mandatory for windshield and must be mounted from A-Pillar to A-Pillar.
  5. ENGINE - No V6's
    1. All engines must be stock appearing and in stock position.  Rigid mounts are allowed.  Engine in stock location only.  NO aluminum heads.  NO angle spark plug heads.  Right front spark plug must be straight in line with right front upper ball joint; no tolerance.  NO aluminum engines.  Stock steel firewall is required but may be modified for engine clearance.
    2. Stock cast iron block with visible casting numbers.
    3. Cylinder heads – any cast iron 23 degree straight plug allowed.
    4. Stock cast iron 2 barrel intake manifold mandatory.
    5. Oil cooler permissible and oil pans with increased capacities permissible.  
    6. ENGINES & TRANSMISSIONS: May be interchanged with other makes such as a Chevy motor and trans in a Ford, etc.  Engine must be mounted in original mounts or if altered, front spark plug must be in line with right front ball joint.  Engine must be stock appearing.  
  6. CARBURETION
    1. Carburetion is limited to 1 two-barrel Rochester carburetor.  Maximum Venture opening is 1.250”.
    2. CARBURETORS: must be stock mounted.  NO drilling of carburetor or manifold.  No altering to mount. 
    3. No 4-barrel intake manifolds.
    4. Ford and MoPar may use a carburetor adapter.
    5. Carb should be stock and unmodified.  Note:  Choke may be removed.
  7. FLYWHEEL, CLUTCH, TRANSMISSION, REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY
    1. STOCK STEEL STICK SHIFT FLYWHEEL ONLY.  NO ALUMINUM OR ANY OTHER TYPE.
    2. Relocation of shifting mechanism is permissible.  Any stock OEM transmission allowed.  No five-speed transmission allowed.  No in and out boxes.  Stock type clutches only.
    3. If running automatic transmission must have liquid filled torque converter.
    4. Must have inspection cover for clutch and/or torque converter.
    5. Must have a scatter shield.
    6. No racing transmissions, automatic or manual OEM 3 or 4 speed only.
    7. Rear axle-only one set up; either leaf or coil spring.
  8. SUSPENSION
    1. You may reinforce the right front wheel and A-frame.  NO repositioning allowed of A-frame.  Right front wheel camber 12 degrees maximum.  Fords may lengthen bottom of right front only A-frame.  (1 1/2 inch maximum) General Motors may shorten top of right front A-frame 1 1/2 inch maximum.  The above will be measured from stock ORIGINAL POSITION
    2. Spindles; STOCK TYPE ONLY, NO heavy duty.
    3. All springs must be uniform and sit level with the ground.  Cars must sit level (reasonable).   Five inch minimum frame clearance from center of front cross member to ground.  No sway bars on rear.  Stock appearing suspension only.  Stock diameter on front sway bar; NO adjustable bolt; stock only.
    4. REAR SPRING - 4 maximum.  58 inches maximum length.  BOTH SIDES-SAME SPRINGS.  STOCK TYPE ONLY.  No use of extra long leaf spring.  Must be of stock length.  Mounted in stock position.  
    5. Rear screw jacks permissible.
  9. REAR ENDS
    1. Stock type rear end or Ford 9” permitted.
    2. Must be stock style O.E.M. brackets.  Must run O.E.M brake calipers.  All brackets must be in O.E.M. mounting position.  Stock control arms with factory rubber bushings (no monoballs), may be reinforced.
    3. All rear ends must be locked.
  10. FRAMES AND ROLLCAGE
    1. Roll bars must be installed.  NO welding on threads or threaded joints allowed.  All cars must have driver’s door protection.  No galvanized pipe.  
    2. Spring and shock hangers must be in O.E.M. stock position and WILL BE MEASURED.  NO ADJUSTABLES.
      1. Leaf Spring—may have adjustable front mounts.
    3. All cars must have stock appearing steel floor pan installed in original position.  Camaros may connect sub-frames.
    4. Wheelbase-107 inches minimum.
    5. No modifications or change in engineering of car whatsoever.
  11. STEERING
    1. Standard steering only.  No steering assist or quickeners.  Power steering recommended.
  12. FUEL CELLS
    1. Fuel cells mandatory.  Rollover valve recommended on vent tube.  If you purchase new fuel cell make sure it has a rollover valve on vent tube
    2. Must be installed in trunk and equipped with a steel firewall between driver and tank.
    3. Fuel lines running inside the car must have rubber coating.
    4. Fuel pumps mechanical only.  No electrical fuel pumps.
    5. GASOLINE ONLY. Racing gasoline allowed.
    6. Twenty Five (25) gallons maximum.
  13. SHOCKS
    1. Any stock appearing steel bodied shock mountable in standard (stock) mount allowed, but NO helper spring type.  NO alteration of shocks or mounts allowed.  Shocks must be same diameter all 4 corners.  NO added shock mounts.  NO adjustables.  NO tampering with shocks.  NO shock mounts welded to roll bar or bracing without special permission.
  14. EXHAUST SYSTEM
    1. Headers permissible.  Exhaust pipes must extend to the rear or left side only.  Diameter of rear exhaust pipes can be no larger than exhaust pipe from manifold.  No more than two exhaust pipes allowed on any car.  NO 180-degree headers allowed.  Maximum diameter of exhaust pipes/collector is 2 1/2 inches.  
  15. COOLING SYSTEM
    1. All radiators must fit under the hood.  NO hood modifications.  Any illegal cars will be prohibited from pit area.  No antifreeze.
  16. WHEELS
    1. Wheels 15” steel only.  Max. rim width 8”.  One-inch pipe permitted over valve stem.  Max. offset 3” – no spacers unless approved by tech.  
    2. Racing studs and nuts recommended
    3. Racing wheel optional.  All wheels must be painted WHITE or be LIGHT COLORED.
    4. Steel rims and wheels recommended.  Bead locks allowed on right rear only.
    5. BRAKES – Single stock brake master cylinder in stock location only.  Disc brakes optional.   NO brake balance systems.   This means NO ADJUSTABLE brake systems.
  17. TIRES
    1. Tires must be purchased from Sycamore Speedway only.  NO WARRANTIES.
    2. No grooving or altering of tire.  Grinding permissible.
  18. THINGS NOT TO USE
    1. No high performance products of any type.  No nerf bars, no traction control, lengthened spindles, heavy shocks, aluminum head and manifold, and MSD boxes,etc.

 

IV. PAYOFF LATE MODEL CLASS ONLY

 

  1. Eligibility - Must compete in 90% of races at Sycamore Speedway.  No point money if you race at another track on a night that Sycamore Speedway is racing.  $1500 will be used for a final point fund.  All payouts & point fund payments are paid to car owner.    
  2. Changes for 2015:  Elimination of owner points, points will follow driver & car meaning if you are driving more than one car in the same season you will have points as a driver for each car that you run.  Before any payout will be paid the driver and/or car owner, whoever will be receiving the 1099 for the season, must complete a W9.
  3. If a Late Model Driver is champion for two consecutive years, he must move up to Super Late Model Class or take a season off.
  4. MUST meet point fund qualifications to be eligible for any points or bonus money.  All final point money paid at end of season.

 

2015 PURE STOCK  

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The general rules for the Sycamore Speedway apply to the Pure Stock Class also.  Please read above.

  1. COMPETING MODELS
    1. Any stock American made 1948 and newer automobile or station wagon with a minimum 107-inch wheelbase is allowed.  Cars fuel injected are also allowed but may be subject to a weight rule.
    2. NO TRUCKS, SUV’S, CONVERTIBLES, CAMAROS, FIREBIRDS AND T-TOPS are ALLOWED
  2. GENERAL RULES MORE SPECIFIC TO PURE STOCK THAN WHAT IS LISTED ABOVE
    1. This class will be running on Saturday only, you may run for points in this class as well as any Friday night class, i.e. Spectator, Powder Puff and/or Compact but you may not use the same car.
    2. We will draw for starting positions to facilitate positioning.
    3. The number of events, number of cars in each event, type of racing (normal or novelty) and finishing positions will be determined by the officials and their decision is FINAL.
    4. First and second place cars must start at the rear of the pack the next racing feature event.
    5. All cars will be inspected before the race.  Top winning cars will be inspected after the race.  
    6. Racecars will be inspected by officials at times they so designate.
    7. All cars must run heat races and trophies dashes.  Trophy Dashes will be ran on race nights when 4 Bar SLMs are not at Sycamore Speedway.  They will include the top 6 feature winners from the week prior; inverted field.
    8. SAFETY WEAR FOR DRIVERS
      1. DOT approved helmets with faceshields.  No Motorcross helmet
      2. Driver must wear a full flame retardant racing suit.  A 2-piece suit is ok
      3. Gloves.
      4. Closed Toed Shoes
  3. WEIGHT RULE
    1. Car must weigh a minimum of 3500lbs. with driver after the race determined by Sycamore Speedway scale.
    2. Weights up to 50 lbs must be securely fastened by 2 ½ inch, minimum grade 5 bolts with a minimum of 2 weight clamps.  Threaded rods will not be permitted.  All weights must be painted white and clearly labeled with the car number on it.
    3. Any weight(s) must be securely attached to the frame below the body decking.
    4. Any car that loses any weight/ballast during an event may be subject to a penalty.  If you lose your weight and it’s not marked with your number, you do not get it back.
    5. Weights attached to the rear bumper and/or outside the frame will not be permitted.
    6. Pellet-type and/or liquid-type weight/ballast will not be permitted.
    7. Driver operated weight adjustment, ‘weight jacking’ devices will not be permitted. 
  4. BODIES 
    1. STRICTLY ENFORCED:  All glass including mirrors (side & rearview), head and tail lights, must be removed before arriving at the speedway.  Cars must be swept clean.  No junk tires, wheels, metal parts, etc. allowed in car.  Any sharp protruding objects on cars must be smashed down or cut off. 
    2. ALL DOORS must be welded shut.  No Riveting.
    3. Hood and deck lids must be operable until after inspection.  Hood and deck lid must open for inspection.  Hood & Trunk Pins mandatory.
    4. Insulation under hood must be removed
    5. Seats: Racing seat with 5 point harness required.  Belts must be 3 years or newer.
    6. No special bumpers, reinforcements or fabrications other than stock replacements will be allowed.  No aftermarket nose and tail allowed. No chopping the ends of the bumpers off.
    7. Cars must be strictly STOCK.  No chopping, shortening or cutting allowed
      1. The stock steel floor pan and trunk pan must remain and be unaltered.  Rear wheel wells must remain.
        1. May be repaired with sheet steel and stock configuration.
      2. Firewalls:  
        1. Front Firewall must be sealed.  No Holes
        2. Rear Seat must be removed and tinned to create a rear firewall
      3. No Holes in the Hood or Roof.  NO EXCEPTIONS
      4. No skinning of body components, hood, trunk, inner panels, or fenders with the exception for the clearance of the installation of inner roll cage.
      5. Dash may be removed when a 4 point cage with dash bar is installed at oem dash height
  5. WINDSHIELD
    1. Windshields required but in case of damage or already removed
      1. Must be replaced with screen or lexan
      2. 3 bars must be installed in front of driver
  6. ENGINE - No V6's
    1. Any stock cast iron American made V8 engine in stock location
      1. Original rubber mounts.  Solid mounts permissible but must be in stock location
    2. No aftermarket racing parts
    3. No angle plug heads.  No vortex heads
    4. Stock cast iron intake and exhaust manifolds ONLY
      1. Exhaust manifolds:  must exit under the car and pipe must not be larger than 2.5” – No H Pipes or No Ram Horns.
    5. No 400 blocks or aftermarket blocks
    6. Maximum compression allowed 9:1
    7. Hydraulic Camshaft ONLY
      1. All Cars will be vacuum tested.  Must pull a minimum of 17” of vacuum at idle with a max rpm being 1000 rpm MANDATORY.  At idle means the car will be in park when tested.
    8. Stock appearing Oil Pan
    9. Balancer—Stock only but may be replaced with OEM
    10. Stock Distributors ONLY.  Stock coil in stock location only
  7. BATTERIES may be moved to any reasonable position in the car, but they must be securely fastened and covered in a sealed battery box.
  8. CARBURETION
    1. Any Stock “OEM” carb allowed.  No Holleys.  If in question, check with tech for approval.
      1. Air Filter:  stock paper type 4” max.  No K&Ns.
  9. FLYWHEEL/TRANSMISSION, 
    1. STOCK STEEL STICK SHIFT FLYWHEEL ONLY.  NO ALUMINUM OR ANY OTHER TYPE.
    2. Transmission:  Stock Automatic Transmission ONLY.
      1. No direct drives must have converter
      2. 12” Torque Converters Only, must be fluid filled.
      3. Trans Cooler Allowed
  10. SUSPENSION
    1. Must look & work stock
    2. Racing springs can be used
    3. No Racing Shocks (any over the counter shock is allowed)
    4. Spindles must be stock.
  11. REAR ENDS/DIFFERENTIAL
    1. Unaltered Stock rear end ONLY.
    2. Stock Length trailing arms.
    3. Welded gears or spools allowed.
    4. NO 9” Housing unless stock from factory.
    5. Aftermarket Axles permitted and recommended.
    6. Driveshaft must be OEM steel and painted white.
  12. ROLLCAGE: Full Interior Roll Cage MANDATORY
    1. Roll Bar bracing may not extend more than 6 inches beyond front and rear firewalls.
    2. Must be welded to the frame
    3. 1 ¾” .095 wall tubing or better must be used.  3/16” inspection hole must be drilled in main hoop, easily accessible, for inspection of roll bar thickness.
    4. Roll Cage will be highly teched.
  13. STEERING
    1. Stock steering column ONLY
    2. Removable racing wheel allowed
  14. FUEL CELLS
    1. Stock gas tank must be removed and replaced with fuel cells mandatory.  Rollover valve recommended on vent tube.  If you purchase new fuel cell make sure it has a rollover valve on vent tube.  Must be secured with metal straps.  No ratchet straps allowed.
    2. Must be installed in center of trunk, i.e. no offset, and equipped with a steel firewall between driver and tank.
    3. Fuel pumps mechanical only.  No multi valve mechanical pumps.  No electrical fuel pumps.
    4. PUMP GASOLINE ONLY.  No racing fuel. Fuel may be checked with gravity gauge.
    5. Twelve (12) gallons maximum.
    6. 3/8” steel fuel line, maximum size, from the fuel pump to the carb.  This will be checked with a go-no-go gauge.
  15. COOLING SYSTEM
    1. Cooling system must remain in engine compartment.  Aluminum radiators permissible.  NO antifreeze.
    2. Reinforcement support is allowed for radiator, ie kicker bar allowed.  This is nothing more than to hold radiator in upright position.  
    3. Discharge from overflow tube must be pointed to the ground.
  16. WHEELS & TIRES
    1. 5/8” Wheel stud highly recommended
    2. 1” Lug Nuts
    3. No snow tires.
    4. White spoke or racing wheels allowed, 8-inch maximum width with 3” & 4” back space only.
    5. No pipes welded over tire valve stems.  
    6. No Good Year LT Wrangler tires – No LT or AT tires.
      1. Passenger AT tires permitted
    7. Max tire size 235/75/15.  
    8. No mixing rim sizes.  
    9. NO made for racing tires allowed, i.e. Hoosiers, etc.
  17. BRAKES 
    1. All 4 brakes must work.
    2. No brake bias valves ALLOWED
    3. Stock master cylinder ONLY
    4. No shut offs or adjustable brakes of any kind

IV. PAYOFF PURE STOCK CLASS ONLY  

 

  1. Changes for 2015:  Elimination of owner points, points will follow driver & car meaning if you are driving more than one car in the same season you will have points as a driver for each car that you run.  Before any payout will be paid the driver and/or car owner, whoever will be receiving the 1099 for the season, must complete a W9 and all payouts will be paid to that individual.
  2. If a Pure Stock Driver is champion for two consecutive years, he must move up to Late Model Class or take a season off.

 

 

 

2015 MODIFIED COMPACT CAR SPECIFICATIONS

The general rules for the Sycamore Speedway apply to the Modified Compact Class also.  Please read above.

  1. COMPETING MODELS
    1. Any front wheel drive, compact car will be permitted for competition.
    2. All chassis and frames must remain unaltered and OEM.  Any front wheel drive, compact car frame will be permitted.
    3. A maximum 107-inch wheelbase is allowed.  
    4. NO TRUCKS, SUV’S, CONVERTIBLES, AND T-TOPS are ALLOWED
  2. GENERAL RULES MORE SPECIFIC TO MODIFIED COMPACT THAN WHAT IS LISTED ABOVE
    1. This class will be running on Saturday only, you may run for points in this class as well as any Friday night class, i.e. Spectator, Powder Puff and/or Compact. But you may not use the same car to do so.
    2. We will draw for starting positions to facilitate positioning.
    3. The number of events, number of cars in each event, type of racing (normal or novelty) and finishing positions will be determined by the officials and their decision is FINAL.
    4. First and second place cars must start at the rear of the pack the next racing feature event.
    5. All cars will be inspected before the race.  Top winning cars will be inspected after the race.  
    6. Racecars will be inspected by officials at times they so designate.
    7. All cars must run heat races.
    8. SAFETY WEAR FOR DRIVERS
      1. DOT approved helmets with faceshields.  No Motorcross helmet
      2. Driver must wear a full flame retardant racing suit.  A 2-piece suit is ok
      3. Gloves.
      4. Closed Toed Shoes. 
  3. BODIES 
    1. STRICTLY ENFORCED:  All glass including mirrors (side & rearview), head and tail lights, must be removed before arriving at the speedway.  Cars must be swept clean.  No junk tires, wheels, metal parts, etc. allowed in car.  Any sharp protruding objects on cars must be smashed down or cut off. 
    2. The body must remain unaltered and OEM in appearance
    3. ALL DOORS must be positively and securely fastened.
    4. Hood and deck lids must be operable until after inspection.  Hood and deck lid must open for inspection.  Hood & Trunk Pins mandatory.
    5. Insulation under hood must be removed
    6. Dash may be removed when a 4 point cage with dash bar is installed at oem dash height
    7. The inner fenders must remain unaltered and OEM. Removing of the inner fenders will not be permitted.
    8. Front and rear bumpers must be positively and securely fastened. Welded, chained and/or cabled to the frame will be permitted.
    9. Seats: Racing seat with 5 point harness required.  Belts must be 3 years or newer.
    10. No special bumpers, reinforcements or fabrications other than stock replacements will be allowed.  No aftermarket nose and tail allowed. No chopping the ends of the bumpers off.
    11. The magnetic steel floor pan must remain unaltered and OEM. Any work that is done in the form of patches must be completed with magnetic steel.
    12. Additional weight of any type will not be permitted. Any item(s) that are deemed to provide additional weight must be removed
    13. Firewalls:  
      1. Front Firewall must be sealed.  No Holes
      2. Rear Seat must be removed and tinned to create a rear firewall
      3. No Holes in the Hood or Roof.  NO EXCEPTIONS
      4. No skinning of body components, hood, trunk, inner panels, or fenders with the exception for the clearance of the installation of inner roll cage.
    14. A front and rear tow hook easily accessible will be required.
    15. The OEM bumper covers must remain on the vehicle, but may be altered to allow for tow hook.
  4. WINDSHIELD
    1. Windshields required but in case of damage or already removed
      1. Must be replaced with screen .090 inch or lexan
      2. 3 bars must be installed in front of driver
  5. ENGINE & ENGINE COMPARTMENT
    1. Only three (3) or four (4) cylinder in-line engines will be permitted
    2. All engine components must remain unaltered and OEM for the year, make and model of the car being used in competition
    3. All valve-train components must remain unaltered and OEM including but not limited to; crankshaft, connecting rods, valves, valve sizes and the bore and stroke.
    4. Aftermarket and/or racing-type cylinder heads will not be permitted
    5. High performance and/or sports car engines of any type will not be permitted.
    6. Turbo charged and/or super charged and/or rotary engines will not be permitted.
    7. Solid engine mounts and/or safety chains will be permitted.
    8. The engine and radiator must be OEM and mounted in the stock OEM location for the year, make and model of the car in competition.
    9. Accumulators and/or accusumps will not be permitted.
    10. Reinforcing will be not be permitted with the exception of the front strut bar
    11. An electrical engine shut off switch is required.  The switch must be clearly labeled and within the reach of the driver.
  6. ELECTRONICS AND IGNITION SYSTEM
    1. All ignition components must be unaltered, OEM and match the year, make and model of the car in competition. Only 12 volt ignition systems will be permitted
    2. Ignition boxes and/or performance chips and/or any ignition enhancing devices will not be permitted.
    3. Traction control of any-type will not be permitted
    4. Only one twelve (12) volt battery, securely mounted with both terminals covered will be permitted. If battery is moved from OEM location, the battery must be mounted in a Marine-type case.
    5. Only stock OEM starters in the OEM location will be permitted
    6. Only one aftermarket tachometer, oil pressure and water temperature gauge(s) will be permitted.
    7. The vehicle computer (ECU) must be mounted in a visible location providing ease of inspection.
    8. In-car cameras, recording devices and/or data transmitting devices of any-type will not be permitted.
  7. EXHAUST SYSTEM
    1. The exhaust manifold must remain unaltered and OEM for the year, make and model of the car in competition. Exhaust must exit under the car not outside the car.
    2. Removal of the catalytic converter, air conditioning compressor and smog pump will be permitted.
    3. May require a muffler
  8. BATTERIES may be moved to any reasonable position in the car, but they must be securely fastened and covered in a sealed battery box.
  9. FLYWHEEL/TRANSMISSION/CLUTCH
    1. The transmission and/or transaxle must remain OEM and unaltered for the year, make and model of the car in competition.
    2. All forward and reverse gears must be operational.
    3. The flywheel, flexplate, clutch and/or torque converter and/or assembly must remain unaltered and OEM of the year, make and model of the car in competition.
    4. Mini-type clutches and/or couplers will not be permitted.
    5. Transmission coolers in the driver compartment will not be permitted
    6. Torque dividing final drive systems will not be permitted
    7. Locked differentials of any type will not be permitted.
    8. A minimum one (1) inch inspection hole must be located in the bell housing.
  10. SUSPENSION
    1. All components and mounts must remain unaltered and OEM and must match the year, make and model of car in competition.
    2. Weight jacks, modifications, racing components, aftermarket or homemade traction devices will not be permitted.
    3. The car must remain in alignment from front-to-rear and must track straight.
    4. A maximum of 5 degrees of camber will be permitted on any wheel.
    5. All shocks and struts must remain unaltered and OEM in the OEM location
    6. Spring rubbers will be permitted.
  11. ROLLCAGE:  MANDATORY
    1. Unless otherwise noted all tubing utilized in the construction of the roll cage must be 1.50-inch Outside Diameter, .095-inch thick magnetic steel tubing
    2. A six-point, full perimeter, using 1.50-inch Outside Diameter, .095-inch thick magnetic steel tubing is required
    3. The rear hoop must have bracing that crosses in an ‘X’ configuration. Rear kick up supports are required.
    4. A minimum 1.25-inch outside diameter cross bar is required across the top of the halo bar.
    5. The roll cage must be securely fastened (welding is required) utilizing a minimum of .250-inch plating to mount cage to the frame. Only magnetic steel will be permitted. Iron, galvanized pipe, fittings, square tubing, brazing and/or soldering will not be permitted.
    6. A minimum of three (3) door bars on the driver side and two (2) door bars on the passenger side, mounted in a horizontal manner will be required. Vertical bracing from the top-to-the-bottom of the door bars on both sides is required
    7. A minimum of three (3) windshield bars and protective screen will be required in front of the driver.
    8. The driver compartment must be sealed completely from the track, the engine and the fuel cell. The front and rear firewalls must remain and any holes must be patched with magnetic steel.
    9. All material considered flammable including but not limited to the radio, airbags must be removed.
    10. The interior must remain open.
  12. STEERING
    1. Center mounted steering will not be permitted
    2. A quick release, aftermarket steering wheel will be permitted. The steering column must remain OEM and unaltered.
    3. Aftermarket remote reservoir power steering will not be permitted.
  13. FUEL CELLS
    1. The fuel system must be complete, unaltered and OEM for the year, make and model of the car in competition
    2. Only standard pump gasoline will be permitted for competition. A maximum of 93 octane. Performance additives will not be permitted.
    3. The gas tank/fuel cell may be mounted ahead of the rear axle with a minimum 1/8-inch shield mounted 
    4. If the gas tank/fuel cell is mounted behind the rear axle the gas tank/fuel cell must be replaced with a maximum eight (8) gallon fuel cell relocated to the trunk area of the car. The cell must be mounted with two (2) solid magnetic steel straps around the entire cell two (2) inches wide and .125-inch thick. A magnetic steel or fuel cell cover must be between the driver and the fuel cell.
    5. A fuel cell vent, including cap vent, must have a check valve. If the fuel cell does not have an aircraft-type positive seal filler neck, then a flapper, spring and/or ball type filler roll-over valve is mandatory.
    6. External electric fuel pump wired to the ignition switch with aftermarket fuel cell will be permitted.
    7. Cool cans will not be permitted.
    8. Fuel lines that pass through the driver compartment must be magnetic steel.
    9. A fuel shut off valve is required.  The valve must be clearly labeled and within reach of the driver.
  14. COOLING SYSTEM
    1. Cooling system must remain in engine compartment.  Aluminum radiators permissible.  NO antifreeze.
    2. Reinforcement support is allowed for radiator, ie kicker bar allowed.  This is nothing more than to hold radiator in upright position.  
    3. Discharge from overflow tube must be pointed to the ground.
  15. WHEELS & TIRES
    1. Only OEM DOT 13, 14, 15 or 16-inch passenger tires will be permitted. Racing, mud, and/or snow tires will not be permitted.
    2. Alterations of any type including re-caps, softening, chemical alteration, conditioning, siping and/or grooving will not be permitted.
    3. All wheels must be OEM steel or aluminum wheels with a maximum width of seven (7) inches and a standard bead.
    4. All four (4) tires and wheels must be of the same series, size and offset
    5. All tires must remain inside of the body.
    6. Wheel spacers and/or bleeder valves will not be permitted.
    7. Wheel reinforcement is strongly recommended
    8. One (1) inch Outside Diameter magnetic steel lug nuts on steel wheels are required.
  16. BRAKES 
    1. All brake components must be unaltered, OEM, magnetic steel and operative on all four wheels.
    2. Disc and/or drum brakes will be permitted and they must match the year, make and model of the vehicle in competition
    3. Only OEM Master Cylinders in OEM location will be permitted.
    4. Brake shut off and/or valve bias adjuster(s) will not be permitted
    5. Only magnetic steel brake lines will be permitted

IV. PAYOFF MODIFIED COMPACT CLASS ONLY  

 

  1. Changes for 2015:  Elimination of owner points, points will follow driver & car meaning if you are driving more than one car in the same season you will have points as a driver for each car that you run.  Before any payout will be paid the driver and/or car owner, whoever will be receiving the 1099 for the season, must complete a W9 and all payouts will be paid to that individual.
  2. If a Modified Compact Driver is champion for two consecutive years, he must move up to Late Model Class or take a season off.

 

2015 SPECTATOR, SOCCER STOCKER & POWDER PUFF & COMPACT COMBAT & DEMOLITIONS

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

  1. GENERAL RULES for Spectator, Soccer, Stocker, Powder Puff, Compact Combat and Demolitions
  1. Spectator, Powder Puff & Full Size Demolitions - Any 8 cylinder stock American made automobile or station wagon with a minimum 106-inch wheelbase is allowed.  NO TRUCKS, SUV’S, CONVERTIBLES, AND T-TOPS ALLOWED.  NO CAMAROS.  NO FIREBIRDS. 
  2. Soccer Stocker - Any 6 cylinder stock American made automobile or station wagon with a minimum 106-inch wheelbase is allowed.
  3. Compact Combat
    1. Maximum wheelbase 106”
    2. Compact “race cars” 4 cylinder only
    3. Remove plastic grills
    4. No turbo engines
    5. No rear engine cars
  4. Age limit - valid driver's license.
  5. No drinking on track or pit area or you will be removed from the grounds.
  6. We will qualify for starting positions, or other means, to facilitate positioning.
  7. The number of events, number of cars in each event, type of racing (normal or novelty) and finishing positions will be determined by the officials and their decision is FINAL.
  8. We will exercise our judgment for what is best under the existing circumstances to which track, half or quarter mile, the competing cars will race on.
  9. We want everybody to have a chance to race.  We will not allow any goodies or high performance parts or pieces, valve covers, springs, shocks, aftermarket parts.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  For further information, call us.  
  10. All Cars will be vacuum tested.  Must pull a minimum of 17” of vacuum at idle MANDATORY.  At idle means the car will be in park when tested.
  11. Remember, the important thing is your car must be stock or it cannot run.  This is the FUN class and the payoff is trophies (for the CADET class).  If you as a driver are not satisfied with the money involved, you are asked to forget the Cadet competition and advance into another division.  DRIVER'S NOTE:  Remember, these cars are to be stock.  If you win and are not STOCK, you will forfeit win.
  12. First and second place cars must start at the rear of the pack the next racing event.
  13. All cars will be inspected before the race.  Winning cars will be inspected after the race.  NO coverage or responsibility for any damage to any car.  Cars must be numbered and inspected by the Tech Team.  Numbers may be obtained by calling (815) 895-5454 between 8 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday.  Racecars will be inspected by officials at times they so designate.
  14. All cars must run heat races and trophies dashes.
  15. DECISION OF JUDGES AND SCORERS IS FINAL.
  1. SAFETY
  1. Safety belts, Snell approved helmets, goggles and/or face shields, gloves, long sleeves, long pants and closed toed shoes are required.  Flame resistant fire suit highly recommended.
  1. PREPARING CAR FOR RACING
    1. DO NOT REMOVE ANY INTERIOR PANELS OR PASSENGER SEAT.
    2. STRICTLY ENFORCED.  DO NOT REMOVE FACTORY WINDSHIELD.  All other glass, including head and tail lights, must be removed before arriving at the speedway.  Cars must be swept clean.  No junk tires, wheels, metal parts, etc. allowed in car.  
      1. Windshields are Mandatory for Spectator , Soccer Stocker, Powder Puff & Compact…..if their windshield breaks they can replace with a windscreen with the following conditions:
        1. A 4 point roll cage installed in the race car
        2. 3 bars welded across the front where the existing windshield was
        3. A windscreen (same size squares as SLM/LM) the same size as the old windshield installed.
        4. A full face helmet with a shield…no Motorcross helmet, no open face helmet
        5. Gloves must be worn at all times.  No EXCEPTIONS.
    3. Front doors must be painted white and left blank for numbering.  KEEP SAME NUMBER ALL YEAR.  Different car-same driver-SAME NUMBER.  Number painted on passenger door, should be PAINTED with CONTRASTING COLORS i.e. black door/white number.  Navy Blue and Black are NOT contrasting colors.  NUMBER WILL BE 18" HIGH MINIMUM, STRICTLY ENFORCED.
    4. Any sharp protruding objects on cars must be smashed down or cut off.
    5. DRIVER’s DOOR must be welded shut all other doors must be fastened shut can be wired, strapped, welded or chained.
    6. Any driver's door coming open during the race will be disqualified.
    7. Hood and deck lids must be operable until after inspection.  Hood and deck lid must open for inspection.  NO CHAINS OR WELDED.  Hood pins allowed and encouraged.
    8. Both front seats must be in place.  We strongly recommend you leave interior of your car complete.
    9. Insulation under hood must be removed.
    10. No special bumpers, reinforcements or fabrications other than stock replacements will be allowed.
    11. Batteries may be moved to any reasonable position in the car, but they must be securely fastened and covered.  Only one, any size battery allowed.  Fans may be removed. 
    12. Cutting fenders for wheel clearance only is permissible.
    13. Suspension must work and must be stock.  Car must sit level.
    14. It is recommended that an opening be cut in hood over carburetor 8" square or diameter.
    15. Rocker panel wrap may be used on driver side door not to exceed 6” above bottom of door and .060 thick.
    16. Roll Bars highly recommended.  
    17. FUEL TANKS:  If you are not running stock fuel tank it must be in the trunk well secured.  I.e.  Using a tie down or ratchet strap is not considered well secured.  As well stock fuel tank must be removed.  
    18. All openings from trunk of car to interior cab must be covered and sealed.
  2. COOLING
    1. Cooling system must remain in engine compartment.  Radiators and fans may be removed.   NO antifreeze.
    2. Reinforcement support is allowed for radiator, ie kicker bar allowed.  This is nothing more than to hold radiator in upright position.  
    3. Discharge from overflow tube must be pointed to the ground.
  3. POWER TRAIN
    1. Must be stock as it comes from factory.
    2. NO locked rear ends or welded spider gears are permitted.  Limited slip differentials are allowed.
    3. Welded, solid or chained down engine motor mounts are permitted and recommended for safety.
    4. Stock O.E.M. cast iron exhaust manifolds only.  NO headers.
  4. WHEELS & TIRES
    1. Stock wheel nuts, 7/16 and 1/2 and 1
    2. No snow tires.
    3. No white spoke or racing wheels, 7-inch maximum width.
    4. No pipes welded over tire valve stems.  
    5. No Good Year LT Wrangler tires – No LT or AT tires.
    6. Any winner using different size tires to aid in handling will be disqualified.
    7. S10/Ford Ranger truck rims allowed, no other truck rims allowed.
  5. THINGS NOT TO USE
  1. NO HIGH performance products or aftermarket products.
  2. NO locked rear ends.
  3. NO spring jacks or blocked shocks or reverse shackles permitted. Suspension must be free of blocks.
  4. NO setting up of chassis.
  5. NO pinching of shocks to stop travel.
  6. NO obscene or dirty language or pictures to be painted on car.
  7. NO aftermarket electric fuel pumps.
  8. NO welding and no chaining of bumpers or mounts.
  9. NO racing gas or additives.
  1. FULL-SIZE DEMOLITIONS-NO PROFESSIONAL SETUPS!  NO FAIR CARS!

 

Track Official has the right to refuse your car to race if s/he feels it is unsafe.

 

 SPECTATORS/SOCCER STOCKER/POWDER PUFF/COMPACT COMBAT DRIVERS:  

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PUT YOUR CAR IN THE PITS AFTER THE RACES!

  1. CAR STORAGE/PICK UP
  1. You may leave your car at the speedway AT YOUR OWN RISK.  If you leave your car, be prepared to show proof of ownership prior to removing car.  For this information and to obtain your racing number, call 815-895-5454 between 8a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.  If car does not run for one race night, car will be removed.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  We pay top prices for your junk car.  Check with Track Official, Sam.  NOT RESPONSIBLE for any car left at Speedway.
  2. If your car does not race for 3 weeks and you are using Sycamore Speedway for car storage there will be a $5/per car weekly storage fee.  
  3. Weekly car pickup will be tentatively scheduled for all Tuesdays during regular race season.  Specific times will be posted later on website.

 PAYOFF PURE STOCK CLASS ONLY  

 

  1. You will qualify for your races.  If you do not make qualifying you will be placed in the rear of the slower heat and feature.  No exceptions.  The driver racing the car must be the one who qualifies it.  Fast time = 1 point.
  2. Trophy Dash:  You must run the trophy dash to get your fast time point and to not forfeit your feature position.  If you do not run the dash you will start in the rear of your feature.  This will always be a 6 lap race.
  3. Heats:  Soccer Stocker, Powder Puff & Compact - you must run this race in order to keep your position for the feature.  All heats will be 6 laps.
  4. Payout is outlined in table below. PP = Powder Puff, SS = Soccer Stocker, & CC = Compact Combat.  T = Trophy.
  5. Changes for 2015:  Points will follow car.  Before any payout will be paid the driver and/or car owner, whoever will be receiving the 1099 for the season, must complete a W9 and all payouts will be paid to that individual.
  6. If a Spectator, Powder Puff or Soccer Stocker Driver is champion for two consecutive years, s/he must move up to Pure Stock Class or Late Model or take a season off.  If Compact Combat Driver is champion for two consecutive years, s/he must move up to Modified Compact or take a season off.

 

 

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