2022 Bent Metal Motorsports Bumper Swap Compact Rules
Drivers must be 16 years old. Drivers who show no control over their vehicle will be shut off. Drivers must furnish his/her own car. All drivers and pit crew must sign a liability waiver and purchase a pit pass before entering the pit area or track. All drivers must attend the driver’s meeting prior to race time. No drugs or alcohol will be permitted in the pit area. Any person in the pit area suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to compete and will be asked to leave. NO REFUND. Unsportsmanlike conduct from drivers or spectators could result in ban or suspension from event/events.
4 Cylinder Cars Permitted:
Any factory equipped 4 cylinder, fwd or rwd, 2 or 4 door, sedan or station wagon. No light commercial vehicles, SUVs,trucks or vans. AWD cars must remove one drive shaft.
6 Cylinder Cars Permitted:
Any factory equipped 6 cylinder FWD, 2 or 4 door, sedan or station wagon. No light commercial vehicles, SUVs, trucks, or vans.
STOCK MEANS STOCK! IF IT DOESN’T SAY IT IN THE RULES DON’T DO IT! These vehicles are to be considered stock unless specifically mentioned in these rules. No altering, swapping, welding, or manipulating parts unless specifically mentioned.
Drivers are required to wear a DOT approved helmet and safety glasses or goggles. Drivers must wear full length pants. Must wear footwear that completely covers feet. Please also wear gloves for hand protection. Safety is our first priority while on the grounds. There will be zero tolerance of any unsafe acts. Misconduct of a driver or crew member can disqualify the driver and car from the event. All decisions of the judges are final.
Drivers must hit a live vehicle every 60 seconds.
ALL unnecessary glass, plastic, chrome moldings, carpet, mirrors, emblems, and flammable materials shall be removed. No broken windows in doors. All cars must be clean and free of loose debris in the drivers compartment and the trunk. All airbags MUST be completely removed. Drain all air conditioners. All associated rubber hoses must be cut or removed prior to arrival at the track. All trailer/towing hitches must be removed.
ALL AIR BAGS MUST BE REMOVED!!!
Each car needs their own distinct number where it can easily be read in contrasting colors. Roof sign recommended for individual number.
Cages & Driver Protection:
A seat bar is required.
Factory dash may be removed.
All cage bars must be 5 inches from the floor.
Side bars may not extend past seat bar by 1 foot.
No down bars to floor.
Cages are intended for safety, not to reinforce the car.
Halos will be allowed, given the vertical bars do not extend more than 4 inches past horizontal roof bar. A center bar is allowed for mounting shifter and switches ect.
No outside door bars.
DRIVERS DOOR PROTECTION
You may reinforce the interior driver’s door with any material you want.
May not be attached to a frame or subframe.
May be mounted or welded to the floor.
Exterior driver’s door may be skinned over.
Drivers door hits happen! Protect yourself!!!
Fuel cell/factory tank:
Stock tanks permitted as long as they are forward of rear wheels. Factory tank under car must be chained or 9 wired in 2 spots around tank and floor
No Jerry cans, gas cans or plastic tanks as fuel tanks.
No factory tanks inside of car.
Fuel cells are recommended.
Must use fuel injection rated hose on fuel injected cars.
Must be mounted in back seat area or to the cage.
No rubber tie downs or zip ties.
No zip screws will be permitted.
Must be bolted or chained in place and must not move.
If mounting to floor, fuel cell cannot be attached to cage.
Factory tank must be removed if running fuel cell.
Fuel lines must be ran in a safe manner and be protected from cutting or crushing. Maximum capacity of fuel cell permitted is 10 gallons.
Electric fuel pump must have a kill switch that is clearly marked.
Any fuel leaks will disqualify cars from participating. Please use secure leak proof fittings and good hose clamps and make sure they are tight.
All fuel tanks should be covered with a rubber mat, a metal cover, or both.
As mentioned above, safety is our first priority.
Gas tank protector:
If you choose to use a frame for the purpose of mounting your fuel cell, it may either be mounted to the rear seat bar OR bolted to the floor sheet metal (no combinations)
All fuel cell frames/mounts may be no wider than 24” and must start a minimum of 4” away from vertical sheet metal on both used and fresh cars. Fuel tank mounts may not be used as a technical advantage on a vehicle.
One Battery only. May be moved inside to the passenger floorboard. Batteries must be in a secure box and be covered (No metal covers). No plastic battery box allowed. We recommend metal battery boxes be bolted to the floor with no smaller then 3/8 inch bolts and washers.
Brakes & Steering:
A working hydraulic brake system is required. You must exhibit the ability to stop. Anyone losing their brakes during an event will be disqualified.
Aftermarket steering wheel allowed.
Do not reinforce the steering rack.
Tie rods may be welded or reinforced.
Tires & Rims:
Tires must be air filled only.
No liquid or concrete filled tires.
No studded tires.
Any ply rating allowed.
Doubled tires will be allowed.
All wheel weights must be removed, including on the inside of the wheels.
No valve stem protectors.
No bead locks no rim guards.
Only modifications permitted will be small weld in centers and narrowed rims. No other modifications of the rim.
Body & Frame:
Stock- Do not touch or weld body mounts or sub frame mounts.
No frame modifications. No stuffed frames of any kind.
Do not “enhance” or crease body lines.
Sunroof hole must be covered and secured with the same thickness of metal as the roof. Front Frame may be seam welded first 6” from the end of the frame back.
For drivers safety, 2 bars or 1 inch flat bar strapping must be mounted vertically from firewall to roof over the windshield area. Windshield bars must be bolted or welded to sheet metal or extend to halo. No rear window bars.
Hood must have at least an 8″ x 8” hole near the center for fire personnel access. Hood may be secured in a total of 8 places of your choice –
– Chain (3⁄8” max)
– #9 wire
Hood must be able to be opened for inspection.
Factory Hood latch must be removed.
Car must have a hood.
May have a total of 8 places combination of your choice on each panel by –
– Welding metal plates (3”x3”x 1/4” max)
– Chain (3⁄8” max)
– # 9 wire (3 strand max)
– Banding (3” max)
ONLY THE DRIVER’S DOOR MAY BE FULLY SEAM WELDED for safety purposes (2”x 1/4” straps max)
No other body seams may be fully seam welded.
Trunks may be tucked.
Any OEM car bumper permitted.
Bumper corners may be cut and bent to fit the width of the car.
Bumper corners can not stick out past the body of car.
Seam welding is permitted on bumpers.
Frames may be shortened to mount the bumper but core support and mounts may not be modified. Bumpers front and rear MUST be chained ¼ inch chain or 9 wire two strands in 2 locations and must be tight. No dog chain. We do not want bumpers coming off.
No plastic/ fiberglass or tube steel bumpers.
NO sharp edges or corners.
Bumpers may be welded directly to the frame or may use up to a 6” x 6” x ¼” plate and must cap the end of frame. Mounting plates can not run long ways of frame or be used with a bumper shock. Mounting plate cannot be welded to sub frame.
Any OEM Stock shock may be used in a stock manor. Shocks may be compressed and welded. Shock plate may be welded to the frame and bumper.
No welding past first 6” of frame.
Engine & transmission must be STOCK.
Shifting method may be altered. Aftermarket shifters allowed.
Engine mounts be secured in any way that does not strengthen the car or any other component. Electronics may be relocated.
Stacks will be permitted. Exhaust underneath the car will be permitted. Must extend past the drivers seat.
Water only in the cooling system. Please drain antifreeze prior to arrival at the track. Electric fans only. Fans may not be mounted on the hood.
No engine mounted fans permitted. All engine cooling fans must be under the hood. Trans coolers may be relocated under hood or in the back seat area. Must be completely covered. Some type of air cleaner must be used.
Must remain STOCK.
Front springs may be stiffened with clamps, spacers or 1” rod. Do not pipe or alter strut. Do not reinforce A-arms or trailing arms.
Strut bars may be used from strut tower to strut tower in the front only.
Differentials may be welded.
Fix it plates:
Must be approved
2 per frame 6”x 6”x ¼” may be used
Plates cannot overlap.
Patching and rust repair to body and/or frame will be allowed only if cleared in advance. You may be required to show before and after photos of any repairs. Please contact Jeff Dauberman with any questions on this topic. Cell Contact: 814-810-3181.
Any frame/uni body/rocker panel/body panel/ bumper/etc. may be drilled to scope inside if deemed necessary for inspection.
IF IT’S NOT IN THE RULES, IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN DO IT!
PLEASE CALL OR TEXT Jeff Dauberman with any questions regarding the youth compact rules. Jeff Dauberman (814)-810-3181 10am-8pm for any rule clarifications and questions.
ALL DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES ARE FINAL.
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