Full size V8

 

BENT METAL MOTORSPORTS 2022 V8 Full size


Drivers must be at least 16 years of age. Drivers under the age of 18 need to have a consent waiver
signed by parents or guardians to participate. 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 drugs or alcohol will not be
allowed to compete and will be asked to leave. NO REFUNDS. Unsportsmanlike conduct from
drivers, pit crew, or spectators could result in ban or suspension from event/events.


Cars permitted:

Any year automobile sedan or station wagon. No 1973 and older Chrysler
Imperials. No carry-alls, hearses,ambulances or special construction vehicles.


Safety:
Drivers are required to wear a DOT approved helmet. Must also wear 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.


Car appearance:
Each car needs its own distinct number where it can easily be read in contrasting colors.
Roof signs are recommended.
Numbers on doors must be visible.
No foul or inappropriate language or gestures permitted.


Driver Protection in car:
A 4 BAR Enclosure area around the inside IS REQUIRED.
One dash bar, two side bars, and a seat bar.
Door bars may run from the dash area no closer to the firewall than 5″ to no farther than 1 ft behind the
driver’s seat. No closer to the floor than 5”.
Cross bars/halo must be no larger than 4″ diameter.
For side bars, you may use up to 6″ c channel or tube.
A fifth bar may be added in the middle, for the purpose of mounting shifter and switches.
DO NOT ATTACH ANY BARS TO THE FLOOR ANYWHERE.
This cage is used for protection not reinforcement.
Halos are allowed but no kick outs on halos and halo ends must not be more than 6″ above the
crossbar. Must have two front windshield bars, wire or chain.
May overlap the cowl and roof no more than 6”.
Front window bar can be 2” wide x 1/4” strap maximum.
Rear window bar may only be attached 6″ on roof and 6″ on trunk/speaker deck. Must be centered in the
rear window and centered with speaker deck and trunk seam.
May use one 6”x6”x1/4” plate on the trunk and one on the roof to mount the rear
window bar. Rear window bar max size 2”x2”x1/4” tube.
Bars may not attach to cage or gas tank protector, must have a minimum of a 1” gap.

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!!!


Hood:
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
– Bolted in 4 spots per side of the hood with angle iron 2”x2” angle iron 3” long
max. All thread for core support counts towards the 8 total. [See body mount rule.]
Hood must be able to be opened for inspection.
Factory hood latch must be removed.
Car must have a hood.


Fuel cell/Gas Tank:
Fuel cells are mandatory and must be mounted in the back seat area or to the
cage.
No rubber tie downs or zip ties.
Must be bolted or chained in place and must not move.
Factory tank must be removed.
Fuel lines must be run in a safe manner and be protected from cutting or crushing.
Gas tank protector can touch the package tray/speaker deck.
Can use up to 4″ diameter for protector.
Protector must be 5″ off the floor and CANNOT touch either side of the car.
Cars that do not have a speaker deck
Protector cannot be longer than 36 inches. Measured from the back of the
driver seat.
Protector cannot be welded to any sheet metal.


Brakes:
Must have a working brake system.
Pinion brakes are permitted.


Shifters:
Any style may be used.


Pedals:
Aftermarket pedals assembly may be used.


Steering:
Steering may be altered from steering box to steering wheel only.
No steering box swaps.
No rack and pinion swaps.
Must be OEM equipment.
Any style column may be used.
You may weld your tie rod sleeves or run aftermarket tie rods.
Stock tie rods may be reinforced.
Homemade tie rod ends okay.


Body:
You may not crease body lines.
Fender well sheet metal may be cut or rolled for clearance purposes.
May be bolted back together with no more than 6 bolts per wheel well.
No Welding back together.
Sunroof hole must be covered and secured with the same thickness metal as the roof.


Doors:
Must be tied securely, can chain, wire or weld.
You are allowed to use 3″ x 3″ x 1/4″ plates on all other doors in up to 8 spots per door.
On four door cars, plates on the center door seam count towards the total plate allowance on each door.
ONLY the driver’s door may be fully welded.
If the DRIVERS DOOR comes open, you are DISQUALIFIED.
The Driver’s door may be externally skinned. May also be reinforced inside for protection only.


Tires:
May be doubled.
May be tubed.
Any ply, any tread but must be air filled ONLY.
No studded tires.
NO SOLID TIRES.


Wheels:
Weld in centers permitted. (small or full)
Narrowing permitted.
No gussets.
NO bead locks or bead stiffeners.
Valve stem protectors permitted on NON drive wheels Only.
Tire flap sidewall protector okay.


Trunk:
Must use wire, chain or weld in up to 8 locations with 3″x 3″ x1/4″ plate.
Tucking is permitted.
NO WEDGING. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Keep quarter panels vertical.
If the trunk is welded it must have a 8″× 8″ inspection hole cut out.
Canoeing of trunks is okay, but cannot be lowered more than 6″ from factory trunk deck height.


Frames:
No frame and body swaps.
You may cold or hot tilt.
Hot tilting may only be done one time per side.
Only two options for this are below.
You may cut the tabs at the box and reweld. No filler metal may be used. 1/2 wide
welds. Or
You may cut a small pie shape out of the frame from cross member to crush box and re-weld 1/2” wide
weld. No filler metal may be used for either option.
Still must have 1” spacer at the fire wall.
2”x2”x1/4”thick 4” tall core support spacer max.
You may shorten in front of rad support ONLY.
May not move rad support or change rad support.


Hump plates:
Must conform to hump.
No longer than 26″x 1/4 thick max.
Must not extend ½” above or below the frame rail.
If no hump plate is used you may hammer and shape rear frame rails.
You can chain humps together side to side with one 3/8” chain or 9 wire. Cannot be welded. Only one wrap
around frame. One bolt per side.


Frame plates:
Plates may be 5″×12″ and no thicker than ¼”.
May be used in any way desired from A-arms forward.
1 plate per frame rail, 2 plates total on the front frame only.
Can not be cut down, if you cut it down you lose the cut material.
May be bent or contoured to frame.
Front frame may be seam welded from A-arms forward.


Fix it plates:
6”x6”x ¼” thick.
3 per frame rail.
6 total per car.
If you trim to fit you lose the excess material! You cannot weld the remaining material anywhere
else.
May be used on pre-ran cars or fresh cars.
No plates may overlap.
Must be painted white.
No additional plates may be used, No Exceptions.
Body Mounts:
Stock body bolts and mounts may be used but the steel cone inside may not be
altered. OR
1/2″ maximum diameter may be used in place of factory body mount bolts.
Rubber hockey pucks must be used in replacement of the factory mount.
3″×3″×1/4″ washers max may be used at each body mount (1 on top/1 on bottom) per mount.
Washers must be on the inside of the frame.
No washers on the bottom of the frame other than the 4 additional mounts.
All Washers must be free floating, no welding to body or frame.
If altering body mounts, it must be done as stated above or left stock.
MAY ADD UP TO 4 ADDITIONAL BODY MOUNTS, must be done with ½’ bolts, pucks, and
washers.
2 Roof chains may be used.
Chain must be no larger than a 3/8” chain.
Chains can run around the frame or attach to the body mount and must be attached to the roof.
Chain must be behind the front seats in the back seat area.
One chain per side.
Chain may NOT touch any part of cage, halo or gas tank protector.
1/2” all thread may run through the body mount/rad support/ hood in 2 spots and be used as 2 hood tie down
spots.
You may have up to a 4 inch tall 2″ wide metal spacer or stacked rubber hockey puck mount under core
support.
Core support spacers may not be gusseted or welded to frame or body.
03 and newer Fords cross member:
03 and newer FORDS PERMITTED ONLY IF FACTORY ALUMINUM FRONT CROSSMEMBER IS IN
PLACE.
An aftermarket or homemade cross member permitted for engine mounting purposes
ONLY.
Must be bolted in only, Cannot be welded.
Must not be used in any manner intended or deemed for reinforcement.


Engine:
Engine mount welding to cross members only.
Lower cradle (front plate cradle or less) with PULLEY PROTECTOR may be used.
Engine and transmission may be chained with 3/8 chain.
Water only in the cooling system.
Please drain antifreeze prior to arrival at the track.
Electric fans only. (NO NO NO engine mounted fans permitted!!)
All engine electric cooling fans must be under the hood.
No radiator guards/protectors.
May bypass radiator or loop radiator hoses together.
No Radi-barrels or water boxes.


Transmission:
NO BRACES of any kind for transmission.
NO steel bell housings or aftermarket bell housings, no steel tail shaft.
Transmission tunnel must be covered.
Transmission cross member may be welded in place.
Homemade cross member can be used but must be no larger than 2″× 2″ sq tube.
May be attached from rail to rail with 1) 2”x2”x6″long angle iron (must face inward towards transmission)
Center of cross member may be modified for trans mount.
Engine and transmission may be chained with a 3/8 chain.
Trans coolers may be relocated under hood or in the back seat area.


Rear:
Rear axle swaps will be allowed, 5,6, or 8 lug okay.
No rear axle bracing of any kind.
No axle savers.
Pinion brakes permitted.
Welded or locked differential allowed.
SLIDER Driveshafts are permitted.


Suspension:
A-arm swaps between manufacturers is okay.
Suspension may be stiffened or welded for ride height.
A-arms may be welded down with 2) 2″x 4″ 1/4″ thick, 2 plates per arm or with a 1″ diameter rod or tube from
lower A-arm to frame
No coil to leaf spring conversions.
Watts link conversion permitted.
If the car is leaf sprung, you may use 2 extra clamps per side 2″ wide ¼” thick two 1/2” bolts per
clamp.
You may pipe shocks to stiffen suspension.
May be chained as well 1 chain per side, must be mounted vertically.


Bumpers:
Any OEM bumper may be seam welded.
It also may be loaded on the inside.
You may weld the holes shut.
You can use a ¼ inch thick plate to weld the turn signal and other larger holes. (don’t get carried
away)
No replica bumpers.
No homemade pointy bumpers.
Flat Smith metal works/ Flat DEC bumpers are allowed, can be seam welded and loaded on the inside
and have end caps.
No sharp/pointed ends.
Bumper ends cannot stick out past the body of the car at all.
We will make you cut it back.
Bumpers front and rear MUST be chained ¼ inch chain to frame or 9 wire two strands to body in 2
locations and must be tight.
No dog chain.
Must be done for inspection. We do not want bumpers coming off.


Square tubing for bumpers:
4×8 square tubing maximum size.
May be double stacked.
May be seam welded together.
Ends must remain open. No caps.
Square tubing must go straight across. No manipulation. No Points.
Square tube bumpers can not stick out further than 5” past the side of the frame rail.
We will make you cut it back.
Bumper Shocks and Mounting:
Mount brackets may be switched from car to car but must be used in original manner.
Bumpers may be welded to stock mount brackets.
Shocks may be welded to prevent collapse.
Brackets may be welded to frame.
You may hard nose the bumper directly to the frame with a 6”x6”x1/4” plate, MUST CAP END OF
FRAME. If you choose to hard nose method all other mounts and brackets must be removed.
No homemade shocks or brackets.
Any car that chooses not to run a bumper may not have protruding objects (rails or shocks).


Batteries:
Two batteries permitted.
Batteries may be moved inside to the passenger side floorboard.
Batteries MUST be securely fastened in a box or steel frame and be covered (No metal covers).
Battery box MUST be bolted to the floor with no smaller than 3/8″ bolts with washers.
Cage mounted battery boxes are permitted, if securely fastened.
NO EXTRAANYTHING ALLOWED!
Just because it isn’t in the rules doesn’t make it legal. Winning Cars will be inspected after the feature event. If
something is found illegal after you run, all winnings and placing will be forfeited.
Please address all V8 questions to Jake Shearer 570-651-2755.
ALL DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES ARE FINAL.
Copyright: BENT METAL MOTORSPORTS L.L.C