Section 1 Definition of Terms
1.1. Competitor A driver, car/truck owner, mechanic, crew member or other person who is associated with any team who participates competitively in an Adirondack International Speedway racing event.
1.2. Track Official Any individual appointed by the Adirondack International Speedway Management, Promoter, or Race Director to officiate as an employee or independent contractor for an event.
1.3. Event Any event that takes place at the Adirondack International Speedway, which includes the actual on-track race event as well as all procedures of an event including but not limited to registration, inspection, qualifying races, hot-laps/warm-ups, as well as post-race inspection or postponement dates related to the originally scheduled event.
1.4. OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
Section 2 Goals & Purposes
2.1. To have consistent rules that allow for the use of many different makes of engines and chassis.
2.2. To have rules that place the burden of competitiveness on the driver, the chassis setup and the choice of engine and chassis.
Section 3 Eligible Cars
3.1. Eligible Any four-cylinder or rotary, two-wheel drive coupe, sedan or light truck.
3.2. Not Eligible No convertibles, T-tops, mini-vans or turbo or supercharged engines.
Section 4 Chassis
4.1. Frame Frame must be straight, sound, and complete. No cutting, chopping, shortening, or lowering of the frame is allowed.
4.2. Rollcage A six (6) point roll cage is mandatory and must be constructed with a minimum of 1.5” OD x .090” thickness mild steel tubing. Driver and passenger side doors must have three horizontal bars with uprights and a 1/8” (inch) steel plate welded to the cross bars.
The entire rollcage must also meet the following requirements:
A. Must have gussets at fitted joints.
B. Full width dashboard is required.
C. All bars, including steering wheel and shaft, in drivers section/reach must be padded.
4.3. Ground Clearance Frame must maintain a minimum ground clearance of 4.0” (inches). Ground clearance measurement is measured from the lowest point of the frame, and to be taken with the fully-suited driver in the car and in normal sitting position. Measurements can be taken prior to, or following any given event. There is Zero (0) tolerance.
Section 5 Bodywork
5.1. Bodywork All bodies must be stock appearing and remain in the original location on the frame. Doors must be securely fastened with inner structure, hinges, and latches removed. Hood/trunk latches and hinges must be removed and replaced with quick-release pins. Both hood and trunk must be contained with a minimum of four pins each. Grills may be removed and replaced with screen retaining original configuration. All glass, exterior lights, and trim must be removed and their openings sealed from the drivers compartment. Front fenders may be reasonably radiused to allow for tire clearance. Front fender inside liners may be removed.
5.2. Interior Bodywork
A. Interior All interior upholstery, and carpeting must be removed. All mirrors and glass must be removed. Full width dashboard required. Original dashboard may remain in place.
B. Floor Pan Complete stock, steel unaltered floor pan must be used. Floor pan may be repaired to original location and appearance with 20-gauge steel. All holes must be filled and pan must extend from front firewall to rear firewall and door-to-door.
C. Firewalls Front firewall must be left in OEM stock location with all holes sealed. A rear firewall must be built of 20-gauge steel and seal the drivers compartment away from the fuel cell. All holes must be sealed.
5.3. Windshield & Rear Windows, Glass Windshield must be of either 1/8th” (inch) Lexan material or wire mesh and must be reinforced with one safety bar and at least two safety straps made of at least 1.0” (inch) wide steel. Straps must be equally spaced on the inside. All rear-side window openings must be sealed off with 1/8th” (inch) Lexan material. All glass, exterior lights, and trim must be removed.
5.4. Bumpers All cars must have stock appearing bumpers, front and rear. Bumpers may be reinforced. Outside front and rear bumper reinforcement and/or bracing is prohibited. All cars must have tow points in both the front and rear. Rub-rails (“nerf-bars”) are allowed and must be flush, capped, and rounded with no sharp edges. All bumpers and rub-rails must be made of hollowed tubing.
5.5. Car Numbering All cars must be numbered with a one, two, or three digit number. Numbers must be large and legible. Numbers are recommended to be contrasting to the car color, and non-metallic. To reserve/confirm your number contact the Speedway at (315) 346-7223.
Car Number must be located at the following locations:
· Roof, legible from the passenger side
· Both Doors
· Rear-facing panel
· Top Right of Windshield (white in color)
Section 6 Engines
6.1. Engine Eligibility Engine must have been available in the make and series of chassis. Mazda rotary engine blocks, rotors, and eccentric shafts and all of their surfaces must remain OEM stock and unaltered.
6.2. Internal Engine Components
A. Crankshafts Crankshafts must be OEM stock only. Lightening and knife-edging alterations are permitted.
B. Cylinder Heads - Heads must be stock OEM. Porting and polishing is permitted. Ford Motor Company brand may use the Esslinger aluminum OEM replacement head.
C. Camshafts Camshafts are unrestricted but must be one piece and in OEM stock location.
D. The following components are unrestricted: Pistons, Connecting Rods, Valves, Springs, and Rockers.
E. Oil System Any wet-sump oil system allowed. Dry-sump systems prohibited.
6.3. External Engine Components
A. Air Cleaners Air cleaners are mandatory and must remain under the hood. Hood must remain complete, no holes allowed.
B. Throttle Bodies Throttle bodies may be enlarged or polished.
C. Intake Manifold Fuel-injected cars must use OEM fuel injection intake manifold. Any carburetor intake manifold allowed.
D. Carburetor Any carburetor may be used. Two throttle return springs are required.
E. Ignition System Any battery-powered ignition system may be used. Any working starter may be used
G. Water Pump Any water pump may be used.
H. The following is permitted
· Aftermarket reduction pulleys
· Removal of smog pumps and alternator
· Throttle bodies may be enlarged or polished
· Modifications (chips or resistors) to engine control systems
6.4. Exhaust Any exhaust system may be used. Exhaust must exit behind the driver. All cars must have a muffler, and must not exceed 90 decibels measured at 50’ (feet) in distance.
6.5. Cooling System Any radiator, fan and fan shroud may be used. Cooling system must be used in the stock location, or as close as possible. All systems must have a one-quart minimum overflow tank under the hood. Overflow must blow on the right lower quarter of windshield.
6.6. Batteries Batteries must be located in the engine compartment or trunk area. Batteries are prohibited in the drivers compartment. All batteries must be securely fastened and sealed with a 20-gauge steel box. All cars must have an electrical system (and fuel system) shut-off switch that must be located within the drivers and safety crews reach and clearly marked “ON” and “OFF”.
Section 7 Running Gear
7.1. Transmissions Must be OEM stock for make and model. Gearing may be changed. Any flywheel, clutch disc, and pressure plate may be used.
7.2. Differentials Any differential may be used.
7.3. Brakes Four wheel hydraulic brakes are required in good working condition. Proportioning valves are allowed.
7.4. Driveshaft On rear-wheel drive vehicles must have stock steel driveshafts only. Driveshaft must be painted white and be encased with two steel guard loops. Steel guard loops must be sized at a minimum of 0.25” (inch) x 1.5” (inches) and located 6.0” (inches) from each universal joint.
7.5. Rearends Rear-ends must be stock width.
7.6. Suspension Strut towers may be modified for caster or camber only. Any strut is allowed. Struts can be claimed by another competitor for a $150.00 claimer cost. Failure to comply will result in disqualification and/or further penalties at the discretion of Track Officials. Any springs can be used when fitting in stock mounts and in stock location. Suspension arms may be reinforced or modified. Sway bars and suspension bushings may be changed.
A. Shock Absorbers: Any shock absorber permitted. One shock per wheel must be used. Shocks can be claimed by another competitor for a $150.00 claimer cost. Failure to comply will result in disqualification and/or further penalties at the discretion of Track Officials.
7.7. Steering Steering column and components must be OEM stock for make and model. Quick-release steering wheel required.
7.8. Pedals All pedals must be positioned in stock OEM location.
Section 8 Weight
8.1. Required Weight
Note: At the discretion of Track Officials, any competitor may have their engines displacement verified at anytime or any number of times throughout the race season.
· All 8 valve engines must maintain a minimum weight of 1.00 pound per cc. (2650cc. Maximum)
· All 12 valve engines must maintain a minimum weight of 1.10 pounds per cc. (2400cc. Maximum)
· All 16 valve engines must maintain a minimum weight of 1.20 pounds per cc. (2100cc. Maximum)
· All 20 valve engines must maintain a minimum weight of 1.30 pounds per cc. (1650cc. Maximum)
· All Mazda Rotary Engines must maintain a minimum weight of 1.80 pounds per cc. (1308cc Maximum)
· Overall All cars when meeting the above requirements must maintain a minimum weight of 1,800 pounds and a maximum required weight of 2,250 pounds.
8.2. Left-side weight All cars must maintain a maximum left side weight of 56.0% at all times. There is no tolerance and left-side weight will be taken with fully suited driver, in car, and race ready.
8.3. Post-Race Inspection Any car may be weighed at the end of any given event. Failure to comply will result in immediate disqualification. All weights are taken with fully-suited driver in race-ready position. No changes may be done, and no fuel can be added to the car prior or after being weighed, for reason of making weight.
Section 9 Wheels & Tires
9.1. Tires All competitors are restricted to the following tires:
· Hoosier 790 Racing Tires
· 60-Series DOT Tires (with 200 UTQG Treadwear Rating & 2/32” (inch) tread depth)
9.2. Wheels All cars using the Hoosier 790 Racing Tires must use reinforced steel wheels, no wider than 8” (inches). Competitors using DOT tires may use the OEM stock wheels no wider than 7” (inches), however the reinforced steel wheels no wider than 8” (inches) are highly recommended. 1” inch wheel lug-nuts must be used on all four wheels and when tight, the studs must be at least flush or extend beyond the lug-nuts.
9.3. Prohibited All DOT road racing tires, such as Hoosier, Kumho, and Hankook are not and will not be permitted for competition at anytime. No wheel weights or hubcaps allowed.
Section 10 Fuel System
10.1. Fuel Cells An approved eight gallon maximum capacity fuel cell is mandatory. All fuel cells are recommended, at any and all times to carry no more than 5 gallons of fuel. Cells must be centered on the chassis and located a minimum of 8” (inches) off the ground. Cells must be protected in its entirety by a 20-gauge steel box.
10.2. Fuel System All fuel lines should be specifically made for fuel and should be covered with rubber hose if passing through the drivers compartment. All cars must have a fuel system (and electrical system) shut-off switch that must be located within the drivers and safety crews reach and clearly marked “ON” and “OFF”.
10.3. Approved Fuel Pump fuel only. NO blends or additives allowed.
Section 11 Safety
11.1. Interior All interior/upholstery and carpeting must be removed. Full width dash required, original dashboard may remain in place. No mirrors allowed. The interior of the car must be completely enclosed in respect to the engine compartment, track surface, tires, and fuel cell compartment. Consult “Section 5” for interior rule guidelines.
11.2. Fire Extinguisher All cars must have an on-board fire extinguisher in reach of the driver. On-board fire-suppression systems are recommended for additional security.
11.3. Drivers Seat An aluminum high-backed racing seat is mandatory. It must be securely mounted to the frame or roll cage in at least six points, (four at seat bottom, and two at seat back). A padded right-side headrest is mandatory.
11.4. Driver Restraint/Padding An SFI approved (minimum) five-point harness, properly mounted to the cage is mandatory. Belts must be of 3” (inch) design equipped with a quick-release latch. All bars, including steering wheel and shaft, in reach of driver must be padded. A padded right-side headrest is mandatory.
11.5. Window Safety Nets All cars must have an approved window net properly installed in the left front window opening. The net must be equipped with a quick-release latch. Right side sprint nets recommended.
11.6. Driver Attire:
A. Full Body fire retardant suit is mandatory. Must be one or two piece racesuit.
B. Approved racing shoes or steel toed boots mandatory. No nylon shoes permitted.
C. Fire retardant gloves highly recommended.
D. Full-face helmet meeting SA2000 rating are mandatory. No open face helmets permitted. Eye protection is mandatory, goggles not acceptable.
E. Neckbrace/collar, fire retardant under garments, and fire retardant socks are highly recommended.
F. Head and Neck Restraints such as the “Hans” and “Hutchins” devices are highly recommendable.
11.7. Yield to Safety Crew All competitors must yield to the safety/clean-up crew at all times. Failure to do so will result in penalty.
Section 12 Miscellaneous
12.1. Castings/ID Numbers Any modifications, alterations, covering or removal of any logo, casting, and/or ID number from any stock OEM required part on the racecar will make the part illegal.
12.2. Inspection No illegal parts, having passed through inspection, undetected any number of times will deem that part legal. Upon inspection, Track Officials may penalize, fine, suspend, withhold earnings, points, and/or disqualify any competitor for any rule infractions. It is at the discretion of Track Officials to determine the severity of any and all rules infractions. It is required of the competitors to bring the appropriate model year(s) factory repair manual to the Speedway to support any challenge to the OEM status of parts or specifications prior.
12.3. Outside of Rulebook Any part not covered by the rules stated in this book must remain OEM stock for the make and model being used.
12.4. Race Procedure/General Rules All Drivers when competing at the Adirondack International Speedway have accepted all Race Procedure and General Rules stated in the “General Track Rules”. For further information or to obtain a copy of the General Track Rules contact the Speedway:
Phone Number (315) 346-7223
Mailing Address PO Box 469 Beaver Falls, NY 13305