2016 RACEWAY 7 MINI STOCK SAFETY RULES
*New for 2016 you may affix an aluminum sheet over your door panels. The sheet must be affixed over top of the original shell of the door. You may not strip the shell of the door. The aluminum panel must remain between the front fender and rear fend not exceeding more than one inch from the door line.
Stock bodies parts only, with exception to the new aluminum door rule. (ex. no plastic nose pieces. front and rear truck assemblies must remain stock)
1. SAFETY: all cars will be subject to an inspection prior to racing and must pass inspection in order to be eligible to race. All decisions on safety will be left to the officials and or the promoter of Raceway 7 and will be final. Safety will not be substituted for performance or any reason.
This is a novice division and is intended for entry level drivers only. In the interest of safety and fair competition, rules may be changed (with sufficient notice) through out the season. You may not have competed in any other class within the past 1 year. Any refusals to comply with the safety standards set forth by the officials, will result in the ineligibility of the car until it meets the related requirements. No exceptions.
Other safety rules will be the following: batteries must remain under the hood or be properly locked down inside the roll cage. It must be in a tray and have a minimum of 2 hold down bolts. It is recommended you have a foot pull back on the gas pedal. All interior upholstery and seats must be removed as well as the dash pad foam or any thing that would create a fire hazard. All air bags must be removed. All holes in the floor and front and rear firewalls must be patched. Window nets are mandatory and mounting will be subject to approval. All glass and plastic lenses must be removed as well as any molding or chrome on the outside of the body. Aluminum door panels may be used, however the original shell of the door must remain with the aluminum sheeting affixed on the outside of the shell. The sheeting must remain between the front and rear fenders, not exceeding more than one inch from the door line. Windshield screening is mandatory and must be of substantial material. No chicken wire or aluminum screening. 1 inch x 1 inch square maximum. 3 bars of ‘/2 inch tubing must be installed in front of the driver to protect him or her from objects coming through windshield screening. All cars must have a properly rated and charged fire extinguisher that’s securely mounted and within reach of the driver and safety crew’s reach.
2. Helmets and Clothing: All drivers must have an ASA or Snell approved helmet and neck brace, fire suit (2ply recommended) with fire retardant shoes and gloves. Nomex socks, underwear and hood sock is highly recommended. Fire suppression systems are also highly recommended.
3. ROLL CAGE: must be a 6 post design. 11A .095 DOM steel tubing minimum only. No soft metals of any kind-P/i .120 wall thickness recommended. The bottoms of each post must be connected to each other with 1 ‘/£ round or 2×2 box tubing by creating an “x” or a box with a cross brace. The structural integrity of a uni-bodied car is not strong enough to attach the bottoms of the posts to. Each post must be connected as to create a 6 sided box. 2 down bars from the back of the halo down to the rear sub frame. This will be the only allowable basic design. 2 inches of clearance minimum, between the top of the driver’s head with helmet, to halo, is mandatory. All tubing that would come into contact with the driver’s body must be padded. 3 horizontal door bars, minimum, with vertical interlocking supports that are gusseted to the horizontal bars are mandatory on the drivers and passenger sides of the car. A cross brace, or “x”, behind the driver’s head, must start at the top left post down to the bottom right post. A horizontal bar must surround the perimeter of the car at dash height. These are not the maximum numbers of bars. These are a minimum number of bars More bars placed in a strategic location to protect the driver is highly recommended. All intersections of 2 or more bars must be gusseted with 1/8 inch steel gussets. All welds will be subject to approval and must pass in order to race.
4. SEATS AND BELTS: aluminum nigh back racing seats only. NO FIBERGLASS OR PLASTIC. Seats must match the size of the driver. All seats must be bolted to a mount that’s welded to the roll cage only. NO FLOOR MOUNTED SEATS WILL BE ALLOWED. Mounts must be isolated from the floor. Approved seat mounting kits are readily available and can be copied if fabricating your own. All seats will be bolted with a minimum of 6 bolts,3/8, grade 8,with a nylon lock nut and an oversized washer. 4 bolts into the seat mount and 2 at the top into a gusset, that’s welded to the bar at dash height.
Belts will be a 5 point safety harness only. They must have a manufactured date of less than 3 years to the month. All bolts will be a minimum of Y2 inch, grade 8 with a nylon lock nut and a oversized washer. ‘A inch gussets with a Vi inch hole for the bolt will be the only acceptable mount. These gussets will be positioned so that they are in line with the belt and must be welded to the seat mount. The shoulder harness bolts must be bolted to a gusset or wrapped around the cross bar. See diagram.
5. FUEL CELLS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Recommended 12 gallon max fuel cell. Stock gas tanks may be used but must be in the protection of a 1/8* inch thick steel box. Must be mounted in the trunk floor and have a minimum clearance of 2 inches around the perimeter of the cell or tank. 2×2 box tubing can be added to the rear sub frame for fuel cell mounting and down bars. A minimum of 2,2 inch wide x 1/8* inch thick flat steel that completely surround the cell, will be the only allowable method for mounting. No fuel lines in the driver’s compartment. All lines must be rated for high pressure. All cars will have a fuel pump shut off switch mat’s labeled accordingly, must be in plain view and be within the driver’s and safety crew’s reach.
6. BATTERY DISCONNECT SWITCH: are mandatory and must be within driver’s and safety’s crews reach.
7. BODIES: no aftermarket bodies. Bodies must be stock. Wings and spoilers are allowed only if they came stock with the car being used. Doors can striped to install door bars. Inner fender wells must stay intact. Trunk floor can be trimmed for fuel cell mounting .Firewall must stay intact and all holes patched. Letters must be 18 inches and if a number is being used, they must be at least half the height of the number. Car numbers must be on the top left corner of the windshield screening. Hood and trunk hinges must stay intact.
8. CHASSIS: front and rear suspension parts must remain stock and stock locations. A brace across the strut towers can be installed. Bolt holes at the top, for the strut, can be altered for caster/ camber adjustments. No aftermarket struts, springs or shocks. No aftermarket power steering racks.
9. BRAKES: must be operable on all 4 wheels, no shut off valves or 3 wheel brakes. Master cylinder for the brakes must be stock. No dual master cylinders. Bias adjustment valves are allowed but can not be within the driver’s reach. All brake lines must be steel or steel braided. No rubber flex lines. All rotors and calipers must be stock.
10. BUMPERS: must remain stock. Bumpers can be reinforced with tubing but can not be made from tubing. No rub rails or bumpers in the outside of the body. Must have tow hooks or chains.
11. WEIGHT: no weight will be permitted in the driver’s compartment or mounted outside of the car. All weight must be bolted with !/2 inch, grade 8 bolts with a nylon lock nut and an oversized washer.
12. TIRES AND WHEELS: Steel or aluminum wheels are acceptable. (If aluminum wheels become a safety issue steel wheels will be required). No bead locks allowed. 7 inch wide max and “P” series tires only. No winter tread or 50 series tires. Any size rim as long as they are the same on all 4 comers. No racing tires or recaps allowed. Must have DOT numbers on all tires.
13. EXHAUST: stock manifolds only. No headers allowed. Catalytic converter s must be removed. Must exit behind the driver.
14. ENGINES, TRANSMISSIONS AND CLUTCH: must remain stock. No factory performance parts allowed. Naturally aspirated only, No turbos or superchargers. Any 3,4, or 6 cylinder engines allowed. Must be front wheel drive only. Must be in the stock location. All engines must be secured with 2 chains at least 3/8 inch.
15. DISCLAIMER: Racing is a dangerous sport. By competing, you are taking responsibility for the safety of yourself and your fellow competitors. All drivers and crews must adhere to general track rules. There are no claims made or implied that these rules are a final fact for your safety. If it needs to be stronger, make it stronger. If it seems to be unsafe, reinforce The first and last responsibility for your safety lies on you, and the one who does the fabrication of your car. These rules are set to be a guide and are provided for the orderly conduct of our racing program. Any interpretation of these rules is up to the officials and their decisions are not subjected to protest. Just because something is not written in these rules , does not mean that you can do it.