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2012 Cruiser Rules
DRIVER RULE: Cruiser class is an entry-level class. Anyone driving in a higher class, or non-entry level, may not drive in the Cruiser class. Any exceptions must be approved by officials.
All cars will be inspected by 85 Tech Officials prior to racing for the first time. If car has incomplete welds, incorrect placement or any other rule violations, it will not be allowed to compete until it is fixed. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!. After inspection and the car is allowed to compete, 85 or 85 Tech Officials will not tell you that your car is safe, only that it is in compliance with the rules. 85 or 85 Tech Officials will not be held liable incase of injury or death.
No drivers may change cars during the race program without the approval of track officials. Car changes and driver changes cannot be made during a race or once the feature race begins. Any drivers who are approved to change cars must start at the rear of the feature.
Same car may NOT be driven in multiple classes in the same night.
NOTE: Policy rules governing fighting, disorderly conduct, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in Pit Area - See General and Policy Rules. If a fight or altercation takes place, do not go to that pit spot or area. All drivers, pit crew, wives, and or relatives that are in this pit spot will be held responsible for their actions. You may be removed from the entire pit area. STAY IN YOUR PIT SPOT!
- General Requirements
- Car must be stock street type passenger car, station wagon, El Camino, or Ranchero.
- Minimum wheelbase of 112".
- No commercial vehicles, convertibles, or sports cars.
- Cars must be strictly stock.
- No cutting on body or holes in the hood.
- Hood may not be hulled and must be in place at all times.
- Complete steel body must be retained.
- Floorboards and trunk floor must be complete.
- Doors must be welded or bolted shut.
- Rear fenders may be cut for tire clearance a maximum of 16" from center of rear axle.
- All glass, chrome, and interior must be removed (EXCEPT BUMPERS).
- Racing seat is allowed.
- Minimum weight 3600 pounds with driver after race.
- Any added weight must be securely bolted or welded to the car and painted white with car number on weight.
- Suspension parts must remain absolutely stock for that make and model of car. NO MODIFYING ALLOWED - NO RACING PARTS.
- Stock bumpers only. Must use stock bumper mounts. May be reinforced with two braces between bumper and frame.
- Must have chains from bumper to frame for safety.
- One (1) single upright loop may be added, between front bumper and radiator, for radiator protection. Max 1.5" O.D. No wider than frame horns, with a max height of 12". One brace on each side from loop to frame in front of core support.
- One (1) single upright loop may be added, between rear bumper and trunk, for protection. Max 1.5" O.D. No wider than frame horns, with a max height of 12". One brace on each side from loop to frame with a max length of 8".
- Stock engine for that make only.
- Must be in original location.
- Hydraulic camshaft and lifters only. NO RACING CAMS ALLOWED OR LIFTERS.
- Stock cast iron intake manifold only. NO HIGH RISE.
- Stock carburetor for that make only.
- No Holly carburetor on GM cars.
- No adapter plates.
- Stock cast iron exhaust manifolds only.
- Muffler and tail pipe may be removed. Header pipe must be retained.
- Must vacuum check at a minimum of 19 inches of vacuum at 1000 rpm. Checked at manifold, not at carburetor.
- Minimum 1" sight plug in the side of the oil pan with a clear line of sight to the crankshaft and rods.
- Must have stock transmission for make and model of car.
- Automatics must have stock working converter.
- Transmission cooler O.K. Must be out of driver area.
- Driveshaft must be painted white.
- Rear End
- Stock passenger car rear end for make and model of car. NO LOCK UP. No shimming.
- All cars must have O.E.M. hubs and brakes with a minimum of three (3) wheel brakes in working order.
- Four (4) wheel brakes are recommended.
- Brake test may be held throughout the year.
- Stock master cylinder in stock location.
- Roll Cage
- Steel roll cage mandatory.
- Minimum of 1 1/2" O.D. x .120 wall thickness tubing is required.
- Front and rear roll bars must be connected at top.
- Must have two (2) braces to front and read..
- Must have three (3) side door bars running from the front upright to rear upright of roll cage on both sides of car.
- Wheels and Tires
- Steel Wheels maximum 8" width. 1" lug nuts on all wheels. Oversized wheel studs recommended.
- 70-75 series street tires with D.O.T. numbers. No recaps. No racing tires. 60 series O.K. Asphalt Pulloffs may be used. Grooving Pull-offs O.K.
- Fuel Tank
- Must be securely mounted in trunk.
- Must have way for gas to escape, such as drain holes.
- Fuel tank must have a screw-on cap.
- Fuel tank must be painted white.
- Fuel cell recommended. Fuel cells must have roll-over check valve and flapper valve.
- Gasoline only.
- Must be in stock location. Only one (1) radiator.
- Must be securely mounted and covered with sheet rubber or mounted in a battery box to prevent acid spilling.
- Battery must be able to start car at all times.
- Safety, Driver's Restraint System, Helmet, and Clothing
- All cars must have an ON/OFF switch LABELED CLEARLY and in reach of safety crew.
- Seat belts
- Racing type 5-point seat belts mandatory. All 5-points must be used. Must be securely mounted with 2" bolts and tabs welded to the cage or frame. Must be less than three (3) years old. If the SFI tag is not present or legible, the belts are not legal.
- Window Net
- Window net with quick release is recommended. Nets may be required at a later date.
- Approved helmets only. Full-face Snell 90 or newer and must have Snell sticker clearly visible inside the helmet. M90, M95, M00, SA90, SA95, and SA00 are legal. If the Snell rating is not visible, the helmet is not approved for racing at this track. SA90 or newer is recommended.
- Protective Clothing
- All drivers are required to wear driving suits that are made of fire retardant material, that effectively covers the driver's body (multi-layered recommended). Suit must be in good condition with no holes or tears in suit. Driving gloves and shoes are recommended, but may be mandatory at a later date.
- Passengers will be allowed, but must be outfitted the same as the driver. Passenger restraint, clothing, as well as seating, must meet the same requirements as driver.
- Engine protest must be presented in writing prior to the start of the A-Feature. Protest forms can be picked up at the track office. Complete protest form must be accompanied with $200 cash (only), tear down fee.
- Tear down fee of $200 will require the removal of one (1) cylinder head and related components so as to allow measurement of bore and stroke and see piston dome type. Will also inspect head for porting or polishing.
- $50 of protest fee goes to the track, no matter the results of the protest.
- Car that is protesting, must be signed into the pits that night, and take the green flag in the A-Feature that night.
- Only registered car owners in the Cruiser class, for the current year, at this track, may protest.
- Owners may protest one (1) time in a four (4) week time span, on the same car.
- First refusal to remove head for testing results in loss of all points and money won that night. Second refusal results in that nights money and all points for the season being lost. Further, the car will not be admitted until the reason for disqualification is satisfied.
- Tear down must be performed with one (1) hour after completion of A-Feature for the Cruiser class.
- Track may tear down or inspect any car, any time, for any rule violation, without money or protest fees posted.
- Race Rule
- Cars may race in either direction at any given time. Speedway officials at the start of each race will determine the direction of the race.
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESSED 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 reasonable and appropriate 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 ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.