YOUTH V8

2022 Youth 80’s and Newer


Drivers must be between ages 12 – 16 year and need to have a signed consent waiver by parents or guardians to participate. Drivers 12-14 must have an adult passenger. Drivers 15/16 years old will have the option to ride by themselves or with a passenger. 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.


Cars Permitted: Any 1980 and newer car. This class is open to any FWD or RWD V8 and V6 cars. NO Hearses, NO Ambulances, NO Trucks or Truck Frames Any question on car choice, please ask.

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.


Safety:
Drivers and passenger 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.


Stripping Vehicles:
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!!!


Car appearance:

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 4 point cage is required.
Must have door bars and cross bars.
Factory dash may be removed.
All cage bars must be 5 inches from the floor.
Side bars may not be longer than 5 foot.
No down bars to the 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 the horizontal roof
bar. 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 the car must be chained or 9 wired in 2 spots around the tank and floor.
No Jerry cans, gas cans or plastic tanks as fuel tanks.
No factory tanks inside of the car.
Fuel cells are recommended.
Must use fuel injection rated hose on fuel injected cars.
Must be mounted in the 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 mounted to the floor, the fuel cell cannot be attached to the cage.
Factory tank must be removed if running the fuel cell.
Fuel lines must be run in a safe manner and be protected from cutting or
crushing.
Maximum capacity of the 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.
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.


Gas tank protector:
Simply tank protector allowed, off the back bar only must not touch any sheet metal, keep it tight
to the tank, DO NOT ABUSE THIS rule or we will take it away.
Battery:
One Battery only.
May be moved inside to the rear 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.
Do not reinforce the steering rack or steering box.
Do not reinforce tie rods.
No aftermarket pedals.


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.
Front Fame may be shortened to core support and hard nosed with 1- 6”x6”x1/4” plate per side to cap the end of the rail.
For bumper mounting purposes only.
If this is done no bumper shock may be used.
Do not weld past 1” on the frame.
Do not “enhance” or crease body lines.
Do not canoe trunk.
Sunroof hole must be covered and secured with the same thickness of metal as the roof.
Windshield bars:
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 only.
No rear window bars.


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 4 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.


Doors/Trunk:
May have a total of 4 places combination of your choice on each panel by chain or 9 wire.
Only the drivers door may be welded with metal plates 4- 3”x3”x 1/4” max Drivers door only
● # 9 wire (3 strand max)
● Chain ⅜ max
Trunks may be tucked.
Do not canoe the trunk.


Bumpers:
Any OEM car bumper permitted.
No smw/dec/rutz ect.. or aftermarket manufactured bumpers.
Bumper corners may be cut and bent to fit the width of the car.
Bumper corners can not stick out past the body of the 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 minimum 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 the frame.
Mounting plates can not run long ways of frame or be used with a bumper shock.


Bumper Shocks:
The OEM Stock shock may be used in the stock manor.
Shocks may be compressed and welded.
No weld past 1” on the frame.


Engines, Transmissions:
Motor swaps allowed – weld factory mounts in and that is it.
No aftermarket mounts stock oem mounts only.
One chain per motor mount. Must be bolted to a factory frame hole. Max of 18” long.
No aftermarket shifters or cables.
Shifting method may be altered with any oem stock shifter or tee handle threaded rod.
Must have factory transmission mount and crossmember and must be bolted not welded.
No cradles.
Electronics may be relocated.
Stacks will be permitted.
Exhaust underneath the car will be permitted. Must extend past the driver’s 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.


Suspension, differentials:
Must remain STOCK.
No modifications of any sort.
Oem stock differentials for the car you’re running.
Differentials may be welded.


Fix it plates:
Must be pre 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 Jake Shearer 570-651-2755 with any questions on this topic.


ALL AIR BAGS MUST BE REMOVED!!!


Any frame/unibody/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 Jake Shearer 570-651-2755 10am-8pm for any rule clarifications and questions.
ALL DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES ARE FINAL.


BENT METAL MOTORSPORTS L.L.C.