Full size V8 Pro Stock

 

BENT METAL V8 Full Size (Pro Stock)


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.

Event General Rules: 

If heats and feature format is used. No fresh cars in feature event.  Must run car that you drove in heat

2 fires and you are done.

No on purpose drivers door hits.

2 roll overs and you are done.

Any gas leak and you are done

 If we decide your car is unsafe or making the event unsafe. You will be done.

No teaming with other drivers. If we see this happing we will stop the event and give you a warning.  If teaming continues we will shut you down.

Drivers must hit a live vehicle every 60 seconds. 

If you break your stick you are done.

All decisions of the judges are final. 

We can inspect winning top 3 cars after event.  If found to be cheated you will be disqualified.  Build to the RULES………. 


Cars permitted:

Any year automobile sedan or station wagon. Chrysler
Imperials allowed. 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.
Cage may attach to floor metal only in 4 spots and must come straight down from side bars, may not in anyway come off or touch dash bar or firewall area. not a kicker.
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. Limit of 2×2 1/4″ from halo to speaker deck. a 5″X5″ plate is permitted at the bottom of the
rear bar and may overlap and be welded to the trunk lid. This plate must coincide with the 5 on 5 off rule.
Must be centered in the rear window and centered with speaker deck and trunk seam.
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. 3 inch over hang of door seam max.

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 4” 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.

No sandwich plates to reinforce.


Steering:

Steering boxes must be mounted at factory location; however, you may utilize an aftermarket adapter plate if you prefer to change steering box OEM to OEM between manufactures.
TIE RODS MAY BE REINFORCED. AFTERMARKET PERMITTED. HEIM JOINTS PERMITTED.
Aftermarket steering columns permitted.
Center link must remain factory.

 NO HYDRAULIC STEERING.

Body:

You can crease body lines. 3 lines only on rear quarter panels.

See picture

 
Fenders may be cut and rolled for clearance and welded back together or bolted a max of 8 times with 3/8″ max bolts.
Sunroof hole must be covered and secured with the same thickness metal as the roof.

Speaker Deck may be removed or beat down. No rewelding of speaker deck in new locations. 

Expanded metal Permitted at core support for radiator protection. MAX SIZE OF EXPANDED METAL 1/4.

Quarter panels may be sucked in but must stay vertical and must be within 3″ of factory height.

Doors:

Must be tied securely, can chain, wire or weld.
All door seams may be welded in a 5″ on 5″ off fashion. Outside seem only
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)
Tire flap sidewall protector okay.

Rims can be modified.

No steel side wall protectors. 


Trunk:

Can use wire, chain or weld in a 5″ on 5″ off fashion. Outside seem only. 
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.
Trunks may be dished or canoed.  A  2″ space must remain from trunk floor to trunk lid. Measurement will be
taken from lowest point of lid and highest point of trunk if beat up.

YOU MAY ONLY USE THE FACTORY TRUNK LID NO HOODS. SPEAKER DECK MAY BE REMOVED 


Frames:

No hybrid frames. You may swap frames, but the car will be inspected based on make model and year of frame. 
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.
4” spacer at the fire wall. Max.
2”x2”x1/4”thick 8” tall core support spacer max.
You may shorten in front of rad support ONLY.
May not move rad support or change rad support.

Do not shorten rear frame rails.

Frame can be welded firewall forward.

No splicing frames to make one.


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
5/8″ 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 5/8″ 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 8 inch tall 2″ wide metal spacer or stacked rubber hockey puck mount under core support. 

Boxes are limited to 4″ space. Core supports a MAX space of 8″. Core support spacers only, may be welded.
Core support spacers may not be gusseted.


03 and newer Fords cross member:

2003 and newer cars may replace the factory aluminum cradle with a weld in cradle or Smw bolt in.
Imp sub cradles, 98-02 cut outs and gm cuts out must adhere to the following when welding in. A single pass of
weld will be used. A 1/2 rod 12” long rod can be used as filler. 1 per frame rail. Absolutely no extra metal then
what is listed. The rod must be painted red!!!


Engine:

Engine mount welding to cross members only.
FULL CRADLES PERMITTED. 
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.

A plastic mechanical fan is allowed if it is fully covered by hood and fenders. You may be asked to remove it if
it is not covered or shrouded. 
All engine electric cooling fans must be under the hood.
May bypass radiator or loop radiator hoses together.
No Radi-barrels or water boxes.


Transmission:

Transmission crossmember may be a max of 2″x 2″ 1/4″ tubing connected to frame by 1/4″ 4″x 6″ angle, with a max length of 6 inches. You MAY NOT put the crossmember through the frame in any fashion. Crossmember most stay in crossmember mounting area.
TRANSMISSION MAY HAVE STEEL BELL, STEEL SHAFT AND MAY HAVE TRANSMISSION
BRACE WITH SOLID TRANNY MOUNT CONNECTED TO CROSSMEMBER ONLY. 

Transmission brace can not be welded to anything but mount.

No belly bars / connections from crossmember to cradle in anyway.

Transmission tunnel must be covered.
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. 

BRACING ALLOWED.

NO BRACING MAY ATTACH TO BODY, FRAME OF PACKAGE
TRAY AND CANNOT STRENGTHEN CAR IN ANY WAY.
Bracing of rear must occur between humps measured from innermost point of frame aka width of package tray.
NO BUMP STOPS. 
Pinion brakes permitted.
Welded or locked differential allowed.
SLIDER Driveshafts are permitted.


Suspension:

A-arm swaps between manufacturers is okay. NO AFTERMARKET A-ARMS
Suspension may be stiffened or welded for ride height.
A-arms may be welded down with a 1″ diameter rod or tube from lower A-arm to frame.

You may use a 4″ x 4″ max FLAT PLATE (THIS PLATE CAN BE FOLDED AS ANGLE. A ARM to frame on each side. (2 per A arm) THESE PLATES, AT SOME POINT MUST BE WELDED TO A ARM. 
No coil to leaf spring conversions.
Watts link kits are permitted. If using a watts link aftermarket or homemade it must bolt to the package tray
utilizing only 7/16″ maximum bolts. You MAY NOT, bolt through the package tray to the body. NO
WELDING TO PACKAGE TRAY. Watts link uppers must be NO BIGGER THE 8″ X 8″ MAX. Lowers may
be a max of 2″ x 2″ 1/4″ square cut for desired pinion angle and mounted in one fashion. A bracket on the inside
of the frame may be welded but lower 2×2 must bolt to that bracket. MAX LENGTH OF LOWER MOUNTING BRACKET IS 6″. MAX OF 3″X3″ LOWER trailing arm CANNOT BE WELDED IN ANY FASHION. WATTS LINK KIT CAN ONLY BE BOLTED TO PACKAGE TRAY NO WELDING. 
Leaf Sprung Wagons and Sedans No aftermarket leaf packs; flat stacking will be allowed. 7 leaf’s maximum,
5/16″ maximum thickness, 2″ stair step AND STAGGER, 4 clamps per LEAF PACK. Clamps maximum of
1/4” thickness 2″ max width and bolted with 3/8″ bolts.
Homemade shocks on front and rear to stiffen suspension. No bigger then 1″ all thread / square tubbing
May be chained as well 1 chain per side, must be mounted vertically.

Spindle swaps ok. Must be a stock spindle. No aftermarket spindles / lift spindles. 

Coil spring swaps ok.

Leaf spring mounts can not be moved or altered. Leaf springs can not be shortened or homemade. 

Shackles maybe changed.

 

OEM Bumpers:

Any factory OEM car bumper maybe loaded and seam welded.

Bumpers can not be wider then outside side wall of tires / body of car.

Bumper heights — bottom of front bumper  22″- 24″ bottom of rear bumper 14″- 16″ 

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.

Manufactured / Homemade Bumpers:

Maybe loaded.

Point must be spread over 32”.

Bumpers can not be wider then outside side wall of tires / body of car.

 

Manufactured / Homemade bumpers for rear of car must be no larger then 8″x8″ and can not have a point. 

Bumper heights — bottom of front bumper  22″- 24″ bottom of rear bumper 14″- 16″ 

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.

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).

Homemade bumper shocks allowed for front and rear of car 2″x2″x8″

4″x10″x1/4″ rear bumper mounting plate one per side of car, must touch rear bumper. 


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 EXTRA  ANYTHING 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 Ryan Fisher 570-764-5440 .
ALL DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES ARE FINAL.
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