Super Late Model Rules
Madison International Speedway’s
Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge Rules
A. Upon admittance to a restricted area, all participants must conduct themselves in a manner not detrimental to stock car racing. Profanity in front of race fans, officials, management, profane signs or writing on cars, etc., will not be tolerated and may subject the offending party to disqualification, suspension, fine, or other penalties. UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT AND/OR CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO THE SPORT OF AUTO RACING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
B. General appearance of drivers and crews must be neat and clean looking or they will not be welcome.
C. A competitor may not stop his or her car on the track to argue or discuss an incident with the starter or other officials. Violations will subject the offender to disqualification, suspension, fine, or other penalties.
D. Verbal or physical abuse of officials, including improper language or actions will result in sanctions from the track.
E. Fighting will not be tolerated. Drivers will be held responsible for the conduct of all persons connected with their car, and violations will be dealt with accordingly. Any person from a crew, including the driver, going to another pit area where any altercation erupts, will automatically be considered at fault and will be subject to penalties.
F. Any driver who, in the judgment of track officials, engages in rough driving, deliberately running into, blocking or swerving in front of another car - may be subject to disqualification and/or suspension and/or other penalties. Any car intentionally blocking the track will subject the owner and driver to immediate and indefinite suspension from the track.
G. Any driver who intentionally causes a caution condition, without safety being an issue, by stopping or spinning out or any other action, is subject to penalty in the form of lap(s), disqualification, fine, and/or other penalties.
2) COMPETITION RULES
A. Finishing Positions
1. Finishing positions will be determined according to the most laps completed in the least time, regardless of whether the car is running.
B. Finishing Position Protest
1. Protests to finishing positions in any race must be made within thirty (30) minutes after the official results are posted. Such protests must be in writing and must be given to the Chief Scorer or Race Director. Scoring rechecks decisions are final, and cannot be appealed or litigated.
C. Inspections, Mechanical Protest
1. Track officials may require an inspection of any vehicle at any time. Vehicles placing in the first five positions must present themselves at the inspection station immediately after the conclusion of the feature race for such inspection and must not work on the car in any fashion until told to do so by a technical official.
2. A competitor must take whatever steps are required, including a complete tear down of the car, as requested by track officials to facilitate inspection of the car.
3. Failure to present a car for inspection when requested to do so, or refusal to take steps requested by track officials, will be considered an admission of guilt and will be grounds for disqualification.
4. Protests regarding alleged mechanical infractions must be made prior to the feature race being called to the track for the official lineup. The written protest must specify, in detail, a single, specific part or rule that is in violation, and be given to the Chief Technical Inspector or Race Director, along with a fee of $300. Mechanical inspection with respect to such protest will be made following the feature race. $75 of the fee will be retained by the track for administrative costs, with the remaining $225 going to the winner of the protest.
5. A protest may only be filed by a competitor in the same feature race.
3) Common Technical Rules
A. No traction control devices, electronic or otherwise, will be permitted. Use of traction control will be cause for immediate disqualification and suspension from future racing activities. No driver adjustments other than brakes.
B. No Tungsten or similar weight allowed!
A. Penalties for violations of the rules are determined by the gravity of the violation and its effects on fairness of competition. They may also be weighted as to discourage future infractions of a similar nature. Penalties may include, but are not limited to, disqualification, suspension of license, posting of bond, fines, and/or loss of points. A suspension may be for a determined period of time, number of events, or remainder of a season.
5) Points fund membership Fee
A. In order to compete in the Triple Crown Challenge for points or additional awards, drivers or car owners must purchase a Membership and reserve their car number. An owner/driver must register a number with the track. Any member who permits another person to use his or her membership or pit entry card will be subject to a fine and/or suspension. Early Membership cost for all four T.C.C. events is $250 and includes one pit pass for all four events, the entry fee, and registered car number. B. Early Membership payment must be received by March 1st 2013. Please make payment out to Madison International Speedway and mail to PO Box 169 Oregon, WI 53575
C. Membership cost will increase by a minimum of $50 if after early deadline date (March 1st 2013). There will also be a $50 entry fee per event.
6) Racing Rules
A. Normal entry fee for each event will be a minimum of $50 more per car, if filed after the deadline time for early membership purchase and number registration. Non-member entries will be a minimum of $50 more than member entry fees.
B. When supplied, teams are required to use uniform patches and car stickers in their designated and mandated position. Failure to do so may result in a minimum penalty of 10% of their purse for that event. Teams must also leave the top of windshield, front fenders and lower part of B-Pillars clear for use by Series sponsors decal stickers.
C. Normal Triple Crown Challenge programs will consist of practice, qualifications, a possible last chance race, and a feature. There will also be an optional practice day on the Saturday before the event.
D. Normal Triple Crown Challenge procedures call for the fastest twenty (22) cars in qualifications to be automatically transferred to the feature, to be lined up in order of the inversion drawn by the fast qualifier. Inversion Roll can be a minimum of a Four (4), up to a maximum of a fifteen (15) car inversion. Positions 23 - 24 will be the two owners highest in series points who have not yet qualified for the feature. Positions 25-28 will be the top four finishers from the last chance race.
E. The track promoters will have the option to add additional starters to the feature race. These starters will be added to the feature lineup according to the qualifying times, series points or last chance race. These may be done at a reduced pay amount.
F. In the event that all cars qualifying for the event will make the event, the entire feature line-up will be by qualifications with the inversion.
G. If the promoter agrees to start all cars, above the previously announced number of starters, the field will be set on time with the appropriate inversion. For payoff purposes, the additional starters (at the reduced amount) will be the 2 slowest cars that aren’t the 2 highest in points in qualifying positions 23 and slower.
H. A driver may qualify only one (1) car, and a car may be qualified only one (1) time for a race program. If a car is scratched following a successful qualifying attempt, a driver may qualify another car, provided that car has not yet qualified.
I. A driver, with his car, must either practice or qualify, to be eligible to start the feature. The only exception is with prior approval.
J. All driver changes must be reported to a track official prior to the race involved being called to the track. Any driver change within the top twenty two prior to start will result in that car starting 22nd..
K. No team may use a points-based starting position if they do not have a car in the pit area that is capable of competing.
L. Lineups for races and qualifying order will be posted on the dry erase board on the south end of the tech building. It is the responsibility of the driver to check his or her starting position and be ready to race when called for an event. Cars not ready to race may be placed at the rear of the starting lineup or disqualified from the event.
M. The starter may start any event whether all cars called are ready or not.
N. Any car that loses a wheel has a hood or trunk lid come off or open, or is observed dragging dangerous parts, or dropping any fluid, is subject to disqualification at the discretion of the officials.
O. Driver must remain with any disabled car to assist track removal.
P. Officials may alter the rules or procedures at any time in the interest of fairness and safety.
7) Eligible Point Standings
A. In order for any team or driver to be eligible for the points fund they must have paid for driver/ owner membership ($250) and have to compete in all four (4) Triple Crown Challenge Events.
B. All teams who enter a car and present it for competition, but fail to make a qualifying attempt will receive 5 points for their participation
C. The top teams from qualifying will receive the following bonus points: 5-4-3-2-1 and 1 for all that qualify.
D. Points for the feature results will be awarded in the following manner: 1st-50, 2nd-49, 3rd-48, with a 1-point drop per position. The first car to not make the feature based on last chance race results or qualifying, will receive 19 points and each car beyond that one less point for each position.
E. Any tie in the final point standings of any award will be broke by the highest number of wins, and if still tied, by the highest number of second place finishes, and so on, until the tie is broken.
F. 1 Bonus point will be awarded for leading a lap and 1 bonus point for the winner. So the winner will get 52 points.
8) Rookie Eligibility
A. Drivers can apply for the rookie program if they have competed in no more than one season in a super late model. Any event where the driver does not complete 50% of the laps will not count towards their total races competed.
B. All rookie drivers must register and be approved by the Race director.
9) Number Distribution
A. Teams that wish to reserve a number or start the season with their number from the previous season must purchase a Membership prior to March 1st, 2013. After that all numbers will be secured on first come basis with submission of Membership fee. No duplicate numbers. After sending in your paid membership you must call Jason Tyler to confirm your number. Number must be on racecar day of race and be legible. Numbers must be 24 inches high and 3 inches wide on doors and roof. A 6 inch high number must be placed in the upper corner of the windshield on the passenger side.
B. After the first race, duplicate numbers issues will be resolved with the number being used by the team with the points. Letter designations allowed on temporary basis.
A. Helmet must be 2000 Snell standard or better and have sticker visible for inspection. Full-face helmets required.
B. Clean full driving suit for fire protection will be mandatory, along with approved racing gloves. All cars must have a working fire suppression system (preferred) or, at minimum, a driver accessible fire extinguisher.
C. Side plate for driver’s door will be mandatory. Must be 12 inches (12”) high post-to-post, 1/16” minimum thickness steel or and must be fastened with a minimum of six (6) half-inch bolts or securely welded to series’ approval.
D. No part of any cooling system may be located in driver’s compartment
E. Batteries must be securely fastened and mounted outside of driver’s compartment.
F. Radio communication to the drivers is mandatory, with a minimum of one (1) spotter for each team. Spotter must have the capability to monitor series race control with a scanner.
G. Approved seat belts and double shoulder harness will be required, no older than three (3) years. A crotch strap will be required. A capable form of head & neck restraint must be used. A strap-type neck restraint is mandatory (No Neck Collars). Drivers will not be allowed on the racetrack at any time without proper neck restraints in place. The Han’s device is recommended.
H. Driver’s window must be equipped with safety net with quick release-latch. String window nets will not be permitted. The minimum net size must be 22” wide and 16” high. When latched, the window net must fit and pull tight.
I. Resilient padding designed for roll bar use must be installed on any roll cage member which can be reached by any extremity of the driver while driver is normally seated with restraints fastened. Steering wheel must be padded.
J. All lead weights must be painted white, with the car number painted on each individual piece. All lead weights must be securely fastened. No lead weights will be permitted in driver’s compartment. Any lost weight will result in a $10 per pound fine. No Tungsten or similar weight allowed!
K. All competing teams must possess a minimum 10 lb. Aluminum working fire extinguisher while in attendance in pits, and this item must be presented at inspection. Car number must be painted on fire extinguisher
L. A main electrical cut-off switch needs to be clearly marked and easily accessible to safety crews.
M. Roll cage must be constructed of 1 ¾” OD round steel tubing with a minimum wall thickness of .090”. Three inches (3”) maximum gussets measured diagonally must be welded in main roll cage area where a 90 degree angle exists or where the roll cage meets the main frame rails. The main frame rails / bolt-on clips must be steel from radiator area to behind the fuel cell. Main Frame rails must be a minimum of 2” x 3” rectangular steel.
11) Eligible Cars and Bodies Guidelines
A. All competing cars will be full-sized, stock American manufactured passenger car bodies. Current A-B-C Body Rules apply unless otherwise specified herein. Refer to A-B-C Rulebook and guidelines for details. Also, no panels allowed extending top edge of doors. No under car panning outside of frame rails and no further than drivers’ box front or rear. Any holes in body not being used must be covered and remain so during the race.
B. Rub rail are discouraged and may only be used if they are polycarbonate.
C. If exhaust exits through the door, installation must include an exhaust flange that is mounted flush to the door. Maximum ½” gap around the exhaust pipe. Pipe must not protrude through door.
D. At all times, the ABC “A” measurement must maintain a min. length of 11.5 inches. Also, 20 inches is the min. length allowed for the nose, measured from the bottom leading edge at center, and up to the hood seam.
E. The air box between the nose and radiator may have no pieces wider than the radiator. No types of under-body air deflectors are allowed. All air for blowers or coolers in the engine compartment must be pulled from the nose or the radiator air box. Air may not be blown or forced onto the tire or bead….air may only be directed to the brake rotors.
F. Minimum Base Weight: 2750 lbs (see number 23 for additional rules).
G. 58.0% Maximum left side weight at all times (without refueling). For post-race total weight requirements, teams may refuel, or officials may utilize “1 lb. per lap” burn-off.
H. 66 inch maximum tread width for all cars.
I. All cars must go through technical inspection prior to car taking to the track for practice. Cars will be weighed with driver, and may be done prior to or after qualifying and prior to or after the feature. Reading of designated scales will be official. Issues discovered in pre-practice tech that are not fixed to satisfaction by pre-qual. tech will result in the loss of 1 qualifying lap.
12) Basic Engine Guidelines
A. Engines with rear mounted distributors will be located so the forward most spark plug is no more than two inches (2”) from the center line of the upper ball joints. Engines with front mounted distributors: up to four inches (4”) setback from centerline of upper ball joints. Crate Engines may use four inch (4”) setback. B. Engines may not be offset more than one inch (1”) from centerline of car.
C. Front center of crankshaft must have at least ten inches (10”) of ground clearance. Crate Engines must be at least 11 inches. Measured at 4” ride heights.
D. Standard steel blocks only. No Carbon Compacted blocks of any type.
E. No Ford D3, SC, or other High Port heads. The following are the ONLY approved Ford heads: A, B, C, C3, and C35. These heads must remain unaltered other than porting and polishing. No altering of these heads will be allowed so as to change runner floor or roof height to raise port or ports, these heads will be considered high ports and are not permitted. Runner floor and runner roof heights must remain as manufactured from Ford.
F. No Overhead Camshafts.
G. A maximum 16 inch (O.D.) air element and housing must be used. H. Any competitor that finishes in the top 5 may be required, at their expense, to remove the intake, heads, and/or oil pan for inspection purposes.
13) 9:1 Compression Engine 362 Max Cubic Inches/Cast Iron Block
A. Cannot exceed 9.5:1 compression. Method of determining compression will be at the discretion of Officials.
B. Minimum valve angle: GM-18 degrees; Ford 9 degrees with 4 degrees valve center; and Mopar 12 degrees. (+/- 2 degrees)
C. Steel or aluminum cylinder heads.
D. Steel standard production crankshaft; balancing, lightening, stroking allowed.
E. Any camshaft, any steel lifter, any rockers arms. Gear drives allowed.
F. Steel or aluminum intake. No fabricated intakes. No material may be added to production intake manifold to increase carburetor height. No welded on spacers or air deflection devices allowed in the intake. No part of carb spacer shall enter the intake.
G. 390 CFM 4bbl Part #6895 or #80507. Carburetors must pass inspection at any time regardless of temperature. Booster bar may be removed from center of booster (max inside dia. of booster .473) and the booster may be tapered from the center seam down (booster must retain .700 length minimum) but all 4 boosters must be the same style. No other modifications are allowed on carburetors.
H. 1” Maximum spacer allowed but cannot extend into manifold.
14) Steel Head Engine 362 Max Cubic Inches/Cast Iron Block Please Note: This package is expected to be eliminated in the next 1-2 years and replaced with a spec parts engine. Details to be announced
A. Any flat-topped piston may have valve reliefs. Piston cannot extend out of block.
B. Cast or steel production crankshaft. Balancing allowed. Maximum 362 cubic inches. Maximum Compression of 12.5 to 1 (cannot exceed this).
C. Any flat tappet hydraulic or roller camshaft allowed.
D. Cast Iron Bowtie, Sportsman II or Iron Eagle 200 heads only. +/- 2 degrees from standard 23.
E. Maximum valve size: GM intake 2.055/exhaust 1.625; Ford intake 2.085/exhaust 1.656; Mopar intake 2.020/exhaust 1.625. Minimum valve stem size 5/16".
F. Multi-angle valve job allowed, no blending between cutter and casting. No work in runners bowls or chambers. 75 degree maximum cut. GM heads may be port matched to Mr. Gasket #102 intake gasket. Maximum depth of port matching is 1" from machined surface; grinding only, no polishing. Titanium valves and retainers allowed. Maximum intake runner volume – 208 cc.
G. Unaltered 750 CFM 4bbl Part #4779 or #80528 Carburetors must pass inspection at any time regardless of temperature.
H. 1” Maximum spacer allowed but cannot extend into manifold.
15) Other Engines
A. S.E.A.L. approved McGunegill, Hamner and FORD Racing S374D “Sealed Engines” may also be used. If necessary, series officials may add or subtract weight to ensure fair competition. Any tampering of seals or established construction of these engines is grounds for immediate disqualification. Additional tech rules will apply. The maximum RPM is the series mandated 7400 rpm for the McGunegill and 7600 for the Hamner and Ford S374D. Rev limiting device must be operational at all times with RPM Dials securely covered. All Sealed engines must use the gauge legal, 750 carb as described in the steel head section.
B. The “ACE” Engine as commonly used in the ARCA Midwest Tour may also be used with a 750 carb as described in Steel Head Engines section. Series officials may add or subtract weight to ensure fair competition.
C. Crate engines may also be used. If necessary, series officials may add or subtract weight to ensure fair competition. The following crate engines may be used (with no other weight breaks or deductions allowed): GM 410 horsepower crate engine - part number 88958604, Ford crate engine – part number M-6007-D347 or McGunegill Ford part number MEP 425 LM. These engines must use a “Box Stock” 650 CFM Holley 4150 HP P/N 80541-1, with maximum 6300 RPM for Fords and maximum 6400 RPM for Chevys. Fords must utilize 1.5 rocker arms.
D. Florida SPEC Super Late Model engines may compete with a 390 carb described above or the 750 carb described above with a 1.300 restrictor.
16) Big 8 series Engine
A. Teams with a Big 8 legal engine will be allowed to run in competition. Big 8 late models may run under Big 8 rules or CRA rules but must run a Big 8 legal engine and a gauge legal 390 or 750 CFM Holly carb with a 25 lb weight brake (weight may change in order to keep competitors equal).
17) Wagner LS Engine
A. Teams may use the Wagner LS Spec Engine with a gauge legal 390 or 750 CFM Holly Carb.
B. The Wagner LS Engine package must weight 2,750 lbs (weight may change in order to keep competitors equal).