Valley Raceway

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Rules and Regulations


THESE RULES APPLY TO ALL VEHICLES PARTICIPATING IN ANY EVENT AT VALLEY RACEWAY

GENERAL RULES:RULE POSTING FOR 2017 ; effective immediately,after each feature race the top 4 finnishing cars/trucks must proceed directly to the infield when the race is finnished. The driver must present his/her vehicle for tech. inspection, failure to do so will result in a loss of points for the day.

KILL SWITCH: All vehicles are required to  have one master kill switch that is accessible from outside of car. It must kill entire electrical  system.

 

ROLL CAGEA six-point roll cage made of seamless 1.66 inches diameter .095 wall thickness roll bar is mandatory.

The roll cage must consist of four vertical upright bars connected to the halo on all sides.

-A shoulder height crossbar must support the rear vertical uprights.Three horizontal bars are required on the left side door area and two on the right side (these are minimum numbers).

-A bar at dash height across the front upright.Bars maybe mounted to the rear end of the top halo and extended to the rear strut towers and maybe extended to the rear of the car but can be x braced.

-Must have steel upright in the center of windshield going from top to bottom.

-1/8th steel plates or other approved method must be used to mount to the cage to the body.

-Roll cage must run the full width of the frame, rocker panel to rocker panel. Drivers door inner panel may be cut out to fit roll cage door bars, All joints must be completely welded.

 BRAKES: Cars must have properly working stock 4 wheel brakes.

 SAFETY: A minimum 5 point harness is mandatory. Seat belts must be worn whenever the car or truck is on the track.  Belts must be in good condition.  Lap belts must be bolted to original seat belt mounts.  Shoulder belts must be fastened to the roll bar at should height.  No inertia reels.  All belts must have seat belt mounts.  No tying, riveting, or any other method other than proper attachment is acceptable.  Drivers are responsible to insure all safety equipment is in good condition and securely installed.

- Helmuets must be worn whenever car or truck is on the track. Full faced helmets are mandatory.  Helmet must be Snell SA or SAH2010 or newer.  No DOT or M rated helmets. NOTE;  OUR INSURANCE PROVIDER HAS ALLOWED THIS TRANSACTION TO BE DELAYED UNTIL THE SEASON OF ( APR. 22/16).  Helmets must be free of cracks and must accompany car at time of inspection.

- A SFI head and neck restraint is recommended.

-A securely mounted, easily removed ( quick release) fire extinguisher is required with gauge, within easy reach of the driver.  Brackett securing fire extinguisher must be metal, no plastic bracketts.

- Drivers side window nets with a properly working quick release mounted at the top left side ( looking at the window) are mandatory.

- Driver must wear a fire rated drivers suit

-  A " kill switch" must be installed in the center of the dash or on top of the " dog house".  This kill switch when turned to off position must shut the engine off. 

 BODY: All glass, headlights and taillights must be removed except windshield. Stock glass windshield is permitted. Lexan windshields are also permitted, but proof of lexan must be presented to officials.  Full window opening must be covered ans be secured with screws or rivets spaced at a maximum of 6 inches apart.

-Doors must be welded and/or bolted shut.

 -Window openings may not be closed. 

-All cars must begin each race with a complete body (hood, doors fenders, trunk, etc.) unless damaged in practice and/or O.K.'d by tech officials.

-Added weight or ballast allowed. Must be securely bolted down. (The track reserves the right to impose a minimum weight requirement rule at anytime.  Teams will be given adequate time to meet requirements.) 

  Valley raceway officials will attempt to maintain a competitive field of cars while controlling the costs associated with fielding a car. Competitors will be discouraged from investing in any non safety related items. Situations may arise where the intent rule is referenced. The division is open to any driver

No racing tires permitted. 

LISTENING DEVICES

 Scanners or race  recievers are mandatory. Scanners will only be set to track freguency.  Frequency will be posted on the line up board at the drivers meeting.  Scanners must be mounted out of reach while buckled in seat. No two-way communication, listen only.

NUMBERS;

Numbers must be 20" high on both doors and roof, and readable from the grandstands.  Recommended white numbers on a dark surfaace or black on white or day glow. No gold, silver, grey, metal flake or trick numbers allowed.  A 6 inch white number on the top passenger side corner of the windshield is required.  Any numbers deemed difficult to score by officials, the driver will be informed and expected to make necessary changes.  Failure to do so could result in a refusal by official to homor any scoring concerns about the affected car or truck.

                                     GENERAL TESTING PROCEDURES; 

VACUUM RULE;

Vacuum rule  is intended to keep race vehicles as close and fair as possible.  Intended purpose of this rule is cars must pull equal or greater numbers to be fair on leval playing field when ready to race.  Many factors influence this test.  This test was always intended to be random and not expected, cars and trucks are  to be always ready to pull the 17 @ 800 rpm, to be raced.  Drivers are not supposed to know when the test is to be applied, so they may not have an advantage over someone else, or be able to make different factors work in their favor.  If the car or truck is not able to pull the number at any time for whatever reason its not legal for these classes. Two classes will be submitting to this test.  Make sure you can make it at any time! 

CUBE CHECKER;

8 cylinder cars / 8 cylinder trucks will be requestef to submit to a cube check.  All cars and truccks will be tested, at track official digressions.  Several factors along with cube check will determine if car or truck will make a test.

Officials performing the test will only have two people with vehicle being tested period, tester will ask to have valve cover and 2 puxshrods removed from random cylinder being tested.  Picked by track official, not the owner.  Official will ask to loosen spark plug ( not remove).  Tech will then instruct both to step away.  Tech will inspect and perform this test.  Two attempts will be given only, failure to pass will result in 8 cylinder car bumped to modified. 8 cylinder truck will be parked. This test will be performed after races. When selected for this test do not touch anything until asked by tech.  For questions contact Valley Raceway tech, if you have any doubts.  After test you may reassemble, in the event of a dispute cylinder head will be removed and bore and stock checked. 

CHECKING OF NUMBERS ;

8 cylinder cars and trucks at random will be asked to remove certain items for inspection ie; carb, valve cover etc..  In every event unless deemed necessary these types of test will only be performed after the races are over.  Be prepared for extra time ! 

WEIGHING OF VEHICLE;

At any time car or truck may be weighed.  Weight will not include driver. Failure to meet weight requirements will result in loss of points and winnings.

SAFETY;

Any major issues with safety compliance ie; roll cage, frame, cell etc... will get you parked, no exceptions.  Safety first !

OVERVIEW;

Refusal of any request on a technical issue, driver automatically forfeits points and winninngs, as well will be either  bumped up to next class or parked.

Given most safety concerns are major, make sure your vehicle is race ready and conforms to  the safety rules.  Failure to pass and you know you will not be permitted to race until it meets safety standard ( roll cage, snell approved helmets, fuel cell, one way receiver, brakes etc..) NO EXCEPTIONS  

 4 Cylinder Rules

 APPROVED MODELS: Must have a complete stock body, frame and suspension.  Cars may be front or rear wheel drive, with a standard or automatic transmission and a maximum of 2.2Lt engine.  Naturally aspirated, no nitrous, must run on regular pump gas.  No cold air intakes, must have a stock air box and filter and stock computer.

Honda: No V-Tec motors

Dodge: No R/Ts

Chev: No SS models

Toyota:

Ford:

Hyundai:

For all other models, contact Valley Raceway, or our track tech, Mike before you build.

 Bumpers: Stock front and rear bumpers must remain.  One 2" pipe or tubing maximum thickness .095 may be added but must remain under stock bumper cover.      .                                                                         

-Tow hooks are required in the center of the front and rear bumpers.  May consist of chain or steel hoop large enough to receive a tow hook.    DRIVE TRAIN AND COMPONENTS: All steering components, shocks , struts, etc. must remain stock for the vehicle.  Wheelbase must remain the same on both sides.  Ride height will remain the same side-to-side, front to back. 

-Starting and charging systems must be operational.  Alternators must remain, and be operating.  Stock will be interpreted to mean regular  models, not sport, GT, Rally, or any other special editions or performance based  enhanced models.  No alterations of any kind.

-Cars considered by Valley Raceway officials to have altered components could be subject to rejection or disqualification based on the decision of the officials.  

 ENGINE: Engine, transmission (automatic or standard), and rear end must remain stock.

-No weight modification.

 EXHAUST: A single stock sized exhaust pipe (Maximum 2.5') must be attached to the stock manifold and remain the same size until it exits.Exhaust must point away from fuel tank.                                                                                                                                                     FLOOR: Stock floorboards must remain. All holes must be covered with stock thickness metal.

 GAS Tank: If original gas tank is ahead of the back of the rear wheels, it must remain and be used, and must have steel skid plate. Fuel cells optional.  See tech officials for installation instruction.

 Hood: Full stock hood and a tie-down or pin (one on each corner) used. All insulation under hood must be removed. No scoops or air dams.The battery can be located anywhere ahead of the front firewall and under the hood or if mounted inside car, must be securely bolted down and inside a marine case and securely bolted down.  

 INTERIORStock dash optional, gear shift, pedals and drivers seat must remain.

`Stock steering shaft  must remain. After market oil pressure and heat gauges are allowed.Roof insulation,floor covering and rear seat must be removed.

`Seat must be bolted or to cross bar to prevent back of seat from going forward or backward.Aluminum racing seats are allowed and  must be bolted to shoulder height cross pipe of roll bar.

 MIRROROne drivers side mirror will be allowed with a maximum  measurement of 4 inches at any given spot.

-Must not extend pass body.

 NUMBERSNumbers must be 18 inches high on both doors, roof and readable from grandstands.

-Recommended white numbers on dark surfaces or dark on white or day glow.No gold, silver, grey, metal flake or trick numbers allowed. Also required a 6 inch white number on top passenger side corner of the windshield.

-Maximum (2) digit numbers only. Car numbers deemed too difficult to see by the officials for scoring purposes, will be notified and expected to make necessary changes. Failure to do so could result in a refusal by officials to honor any scoring concerns by the affected car.

-Anyone requesting a number can call Greg Banks Auto Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  (902)-765-0974.

 RADIATORSRadiators must fit into stock radiator cradle.No antifreeze or other cooling additives allowed.Water only.

 TIRES AND WHEELSAll season tires and any wheels permitted.

-No MT, no Lt, or At, permitted. No aggressive tread.

-After market nut recommended for both front wheels. 

-No snow tires, you can identify this by the mountain on the snowflake on the side wall of the tire. 

-No bead locks.

No racing tires permitted. 

 TRUNKFull stock trunk, bracing, and hinges must remain. Rear hatch must remain. Floor must remain. Repair of floor with stock thickness metal. A quick hold down or fast trunk entry must be devised. 

 BODY :  

All  chrome  moldings, ornaments, door handles, glass, taillights, headlights, or plastic components must be removed.  Windshield must remain or be Lexan with proof of purchase.

 Truck Rules:

llA doors must be welded or bolted shut.  Front inner fenders are the only body parts  that may be removed.  Inner panels may be removed if roll cage is built out and takes place of inner panels.

Stock glass windshield is permitted.  Window openings may not be closed in or redesigned.  Rear window must be covered with steel mesh.

All trucks must begin each race with a complete body ( hood, doors, fenders, box etc..) unless damaged in the days racing or ok'd by tech/ safety. Trucks should be neat in apperance unless damaged by the days events.  Competitors  may be notified if  their truck does not meet requirements.

Rub rails and body sides must simulate original factory design. 

 A valance or flair at the bottom of the truck for ascetic purposes is allowed but must be 4 inches above the ground.  

HOOD:

Stock hood, bracing, and hinges may remain.  Front latch may be removed and a tie-down or pins used.  

INTERIOR;

All interior flammable material (plastic or fabric) must be removed except the front seat. A fabricated sheet metal dash may be constructed to accommodate gauges.  Stock floorboards must remain. All holes must be covered with metal.  Rust repairs are allowed and are subject to approval by officials.  Must have bell housing plates or scatter shield over transmission.

All holes in front and rear firewalls must be covered with metal. 

  MIRRORS:  

 Inside mirror only.

CHASSIS AND SUSPENSIONS;    

All suspension parts are to be stock. Original frame must remain.  Any frame repair must satisfy inspectors as to necessity and non performance enhancing results. Only one stock replacement O.E.M. shock or strut per wheel attached to stock brackets.  Strut towers must remain stock, may be repaired or reinforced with extra metal.  Square tubing may not go any further than back of end to rear bumper.  Inspectors must be satisfied as to intent.  No screw jacks or similiar devices.  The rear leaf spring hanger may be replaced with stock thickness brackets with no more than four holes for adjustment.  Brackets may not be slotted and no more than 5" below frame.  Tubular upper control arms permitted ( stock replacement).

                                                                                                                                  BOX : Must be stock box, tailgate and hinges may remain. Floor must remain. Repair of floor ok.  Must follow original contour.  Box may be covered with sheet metal with side-to-side bracing made of no larger than 3/4" angle iron. Covers must be able to be removed for inspection if required by officials.

- No wooden boxes allowed. 

-Tailgates if used, must be welded or securely bolted. 

-No straps or bungee cords.

SEATS;

Racing seat must be securely installed.  All seats must have backs anchored solidly to the roll bar to prevent backs from pitching forward or backward. A 1/8" thick plate under the driver's seat and leg area is recommended.  It shall be fastened to floor (not sills) only.  No boxing

USED PARTS;

All parts must be O.E.M.  No high performance parts.

WEIGHT;

Trucks must weigh a minimum of 3000lbs at all times without the driver. No added weight or ballast.  The weight rule may be adjusted at any time 

 ROLL CAGE:  Steel roll cage must be constructed of no less than .095 wall, 100% tubing around the driver and electric welded to the frame of the truck.  Four upright pipes joined at the top between the left and right uprights.  A shoulder height crossbar welded between the left and right uprights behind the drivers seat is required, a second crossbar no more than 2" from the floor between the rear uprights is also required.  Minimum of 3 horizontal pipes on both driver and passenger sides.  Passenger side pipe can be straight between the uprights.  At least one brace from the top of each of the two rear uprights to the front kick up above the rear end is recommended.  There must be two pipes behind the door panel connected to the front and rear uprights, the top pipe is to be 2" below the top of the door panel with the bottom pipe no more than 18" below this pipe with  the space between these pipes covered with steel plate at least 1/8" thickness so as to protect the driver from puncture.  There must be at least one pipe behind the passenger door panel between the front and rear uprights.  There must be a diagonal pipe from the front upright to the frame to protect the feet, a single hoop in front of the radiator welded to the frame in front of the upper control arm is allowed, with one additional pipe in front of the radiator.  Pipes may not go past the fenders.  No "X" bracing of frames allowed.

-See general roll cage diagram for complete description.

 ENGINE: NORTH AMERICAN MADE;

-Engine's must remain as manufactures, engine's must be 1975 and newer.  302 Ford, 305 Chev, 318 Dodge only.  Engine;s will be permitted to be bored maximum .060, Ford 4,060. Chev 3,796. Dodge 3.97 are the maximum cubic inches allowed per brand.  No stroking or destocking allowed. 6cyl trucks allowed, 2005 and older models, must be original motor for that vehicle, no mixing an matching of parts, no performance parts allowed, no chip or no tampering with computer, must be O.E.M.

- Identification of all casting numbers, if for any reason any casting number is unreadable, tampered with or missing, vehicle may not be allowed to race until parts conform to rule, NO EXCEPTIONS. 

 - All engine components must have come on engine being used, unless specified in the following rules.  No Marine parts, no GM performance, no Mopar performance, Ford motorsports, Bowtie, SVO, Mercuiser, Volvo Penta etc..  All parts must be mass produced and installed on cars or trucks only.  No one ofs or prototypes.  No aftermarket parts period, unless listed.

-MACHINE WORK; 

- Bore and Hone to above listed maximum.  Turn and polish crank, Resize rods, balance rotating assembly, head milling maximum .050 with tolerance for intake side correction (fitting intake).  No blending or gasket matching period.  Correction of deck permitted.  No angle milling.  Align hone allowed, oil passage work permitted.

No knife edging or lightening of crank, no offset grinding, valve job, 3 angle valve job.  Must be factory valve and sizes for heads being used.  Guides allowed , seat replacements allowed(no other work permitted to cylinder heads)  Factory dampers only. 

INTAKE MANIFOLD; 

- Factory produced 2 or 4 barrel cast iron only.  No porting, gasket matching, grinding or any other port or plenum modifications, must remain stock.  manifold must bolt on without any modifications.  Manifold must be stock and mass produced on passenger vehicles from factory.  Must have vacuum port for testing purpose.  Adapter plates are allowed only to permit use of a carb, not meant for (said intake).  Spacer plates not allowed.  Any single 2 or 4 barrel carbs allowed.  Casting numbers to be checked, if requested carb must be removed for inspection.

CYLINDER HEAD; 

Cast iron only, mass produced passenger vehicles from factory, no bowtie, indy, magnum, vortec, svo rhs, mopar performance etc.., No lightweight valves, springs, retainers, no roller rockers, no race valves.  Valves must be stock dimensions and material for cylinder heads being used.  Guides, 3 angle valve job and .050 milling off deck surface as well as correction off intake face of head is all that is allowed.  No angle milling, no modifications period for intake installations. Casting numbers to be checked , if it came on it you can use it, unless specified. 

BLOCK;

-1975 and newer, cast iron only.  Bore and hone allowed, max .060 over.  Align hone allowed, oil passage work allowed.  Aftermarket oil pumps and shafts. Aftermarket oil pickups and wet sump oil pans allowed with cross-member clearance to fit pan.  Home built pans allowed (wet sump).

Factory style cam bearings must be used. Factory main caps must be used.  Main studs allowed or factory installed bolts.  Head bolts must be factory style.  All internal engine parts must be stock type OEM for engine being used.  No other add on's or modifications allowed.  Newer roller blocks may be used providing roller gear is removed.  Block numbers to be checked. 

Extra capacity oil pans are allowed, cutting of cross member is permitted.  Cross member may be notched for fuel pump.

Centerline between #2 and #4 sparkplug must point to center of upper ball joint ( + or _ 1/4" )

Three-speed automatic transmission.  Must have 3 gears forward and 1 reverse gear and be able to be shifted into all gears by the driver in position.  Trucks must start in neutral or park only.  Manual transmissions allowed. ( must have plates on floor). Standard ratio rear end gears for make and model of truck. Rear ends may be welded posi.  Rear end and all suspension parts must be stock type and remain in original location.  1/2 ton, 1/4 ton or car rear ends.  Driveshafts must be painted white and have front safety loops. 

CAMSHAFT;

Must be hydraulic flat tappets, 450 lift advertised max.  Checked on lobe with factory rocker ratio, factory style hydraulic lifters only.  No bleedown lifters.  No mechanical cams. 

PISTON AND RODS;

 No domed pistons.  No lightweight race pistons or rings.  OEM type replacement pistons only. (cast) no forged.  Compression distance must match year of block being used, (ie: 1987 305 performance, 1,560cu)  (compression distance)  Flat with 4 relief ie: 9.2.1 compression not 11 to1. (engine must run on pumped gas).

RODS;

 - A ftermarket rods bolts allowed, rods be right length for that engine and be stock. 

AIR BREATHER;

Aftermarket allowed valve cover breathers as well.  You are encouraged to put something good on to extend the life of your engine.

EXHUST;

-Cast iron stock manifolds or headers may be used .  Exhaust must exit anywhere behind driver. Exhaust pipes will be maximum 3" o.d. and remain same size from manifold or header. ( uprights permitted).  Pipes must be tight at all joints and securely fastened. 

MSD:

Series 6 ignition box and blaster coils are allowed. You are allowed a rev limiter.  May use stock equipment. Unleaded gas only ie; no additives, mixed fuel, aviation fuel, race gas etc.. Subject to testing. Gas lines must be metal and must run under floor.  All engines must be naturally aspirated.

GAS TANKS;

Original gas tank must be removed.  A fuel cell will be installed in bed, between the wheel well humps above the rear axle housing, totally concealed from the driver.  The cell will be securely fastened with bolts to the bed of the truck in the box.  No five-gallon cans, plastic containers, jerry cans etc..  Fuel cell filler must be inside of bed.  Fuel cell must have an approved check valve installed to stop leakage of fuel in the event a truck is upside down or on its side. 

CHARGING SYSTEM AND STARTER;

Must be fully operational at all times.  At any time a track official may request to perform a vacuum test or perform a cube check.  Failure to be able to comply due to this issue, vehicle will be bumped to modified and in case of truck it will be parked until test can be performed. 

RADIATORS;

Must be mounted is stock location.  One aux rad may be mounted in box. no antifreeze or other cooling agents oermitted.  Water only.  Radiator overflow must exit within the engine compartment. Hood must cover radiator. 

VACUUM TEST;

All 8 cylinder cars and  8 cylinder trucks will be required to perform a vacuum test. Engine must make 17 inches of vacuum ay 800rpm off of port on intake manifold.  No vacuum cans or pumps allowed.  No tampering with engine once test is finished, if caught vehicle will be disqualified until test can be passed without changes.  This will apply to 8 cylinder cars and trucks aswell.

 TIRES: No truck tires or snow tires allowed. 

-Tires must be all-seasons.  Must not have an over aggressive tread.  

-No A/T,M/t,or L/T.  No racing tires permitted,   no bead locks.  

-Tires and wheels cannot extend 2 1/2 inches past the body, (see diagram).

 Oversized steel wheel nuts that thread all the way over the stud are required. 

BRAKES:  -All trucks must have working brakes on all four wheels. 

BATTERY; The battery must be securely fastened and can be located anywhere inside the body, if in the drivers compartment it must be in a covered battery box. 

 BUMPERS: Rear bumper shocks must be replaced with solid mounts.  Cross brace between the frame rails, at the rear of the frame is ok.  Original rear bumper covers, or in the case of a truck without a bumper cover, a replacement OEM steel bumper made to fit within the stock measurements, with straps to the rear quarters, is allowed at the rear of the truck.  No exposed sharp edges.

Trucks manufactured with original rear bumper covers must have a minimum 4" wide steel channel or original bumper under the bumper cover.

Front bumper can reflect the rear bumper.  Front and rear bumpers without stock covers must have a metal strap welded from corners to fenders to prevent bumper lock with another truck.  The center of the front and rear bumpers must measure no less than 16" and no more than 21" from the ground.  Tow hooks or chains are required front and rear.  They must be attached to the frame.  Three or four links of chain welded to each frame rail is sufficient.  Must be clearly marked. 

-Must have scatter shield on transmission by drivers feet.

-Firewall must not have any holes.

 Windshield: must be stock or Lexan and must have a center bar.  Must be installed by factory means.  Lexan must have proof of purchase and must be riveted or screwed every 6".

 Kill switch: must be located in the center of dash or on top of the "dog house" and clearly marked.  Must be accessible to driver while harnessed. When the "kill switch" is turn in the off position it must shut the engine off.                                                                                                                                                                    All general rules apply EX: roll cage, fire extinguisher, harness, window net etc...

Failure of meeting all safety rules, vehicle will not be permitted to race until all requirements have been met.

 MODIFIED Class Rules:

 Must be rear wheel drive.

All safety rules apply from 8 cylinder class, EX:roll cage, fuel cell, safety, harness,  helmet, neck brace, fire extinguisher ect...

All track rules apply to this class.

Must have complete body,drive train and chassis,naturally aspirated,it must run on pump gas,no exceptions,no power adders.

No protruding pipes or bars ect..

Drive train must be in factory location.

No carbs or fuel injection systems protruding out of the hood, any gas powered engine, chassis, drive train permitted, that meet safety regulations.

 Tires: Any wheels allowed.  

-Stock bolt pattern only. Racing nuts on all wheels recommended.  No bead locks.  (see example # 1, tire/wheel cannot extend beyond 2 1/2 inches past quarter panel or fender.)  

-Tires should be all-season.

-No light truck or snow tires, no recap/ mud tires allowed,.  Winter tires not permitted. No racing tires permitted.

-No grooving or cutting tires.

-Mud flaps are mandatory

 8 CYLINDER STOCK RULES:

 8 cylinder Engine  Rule Certification

-No after market parts allowed

-No GM performance, Bowtie, SVO, Ford Motorsport, Mopar performance, Mer cuser or Volvo ect.

-No Marine parts, Unless specified in the rules.

All parts must remain stock mass produced

 CAR ELIGIBILITY: Any North American made motors 1975 - 86, engine block can be 1975 and newer.

-No trucks, convertibles, two seater sports cars, no four wheel drive cars allowed, no front wheel drive. 

 BODYEntire body must remain as complete and stock as possible. No additional exterior body work of any kind, body must remain stock appearance and contours.

-Fender wells may be cut out for tire clearance only.

-Full front firewalls must remain stock. Uni-body cars must have front and rear connected with 2" X 2" tubing.

-Rear window shelf must be sealed off from the drivers compartment with a minimum 20 gauge steel.

-All doors must be welded shut.

-Front windshield must remain in descent  condition, factory or lexan, no plexiglass.

-Any dark colored cars must have a bright contrasting color numbers, no more than two digits.

-Trunk floor may be altered from behind the rear firewall.

-Aftermarket body panels may be used (steel only). Hood may be fiberglass, roof must remain stock. 

-All cars must have an adequate tow hoop or chain in the front and rear for towing purposes.

-Mud flaps are mandatory.

 CHASSIS AND SUSPENSIONNo altering of frames for any reason, frames can be reinforced, the rear frame section maybe replaced or repaired from the center of the rear-end housing back.

-No altering of the chassis or suspension design or location. You may put Chev engines and transmission in a Ford, Dodge in a Chev, Ford in Dodge ect...

No set back engine/transmission, no cut firewall, firewall must remain stock.

-Springs must be stock and remain in stock location, springs must match coil for coil, leaf for leaf etc.

-One shock per wheel, no racing shocks.

-Shocks may be remounted to non-stock location, but suspension parts may not be cut or altered in any way. Standard aftermarket A-arms allowed.

-Stock front and rear suspensions only. No racing coil or leaf spring. Standard aftermarket A-arms allowed.

-Any stock production rear-end allowed -no floater- EX: 9" Ford in Chev.

-Minimum weight with the driver after race with no fluids added, 3250 lbs.

-No more than 100 lbs bias weight to be added, to be checked at discretion of track.

 -No jack bolts.

 TIRE AND WHEELS: Any wheels allowed.

Stock bolt pattern only.Racing nuts on all wheels recommended.

No bead locks. ( see example #1 tire/wheel cannot extend past 2 1/2 inch past quarter panel or fender. Must be all season.

- no truck or snow tires, no recap/mud tires allowed, all tires must have a DOT number. Winter tires not permitted. No racing tires permitted.

-No grooving or cutting tires. Mud flaps are mandatory.

 BUMPERS: All cars must have a stock appearing front and rear bumper at beginning of race.

-All collapsible bumpers must be welded. Tow hoop front and rear mandatory.

-Any reinforcing must remain behind the grill and bumper area.

-One nerf bar (rub rail) is acceptable not higher than 18" from the ground with 1" tolerance. Must not stick out past the tire and no bigger than 1 ½" with no sharp edges.

-MUST BE FLUSH TO THE BODY.  Turned in at the ends.( Rub rails is not a body measurement for tire/wheel rule)

 TRANSMISSIONSStock manual or automatic transmissions, no altering of any kind, must be mounted in the stock location using stock mounts.

-Stock clutch assembly only with steel flywheel. Clutch disc and flywheel must be for the size engine being used.Plating covering transmission tunnel,1/8 ", see example #3.

-Stock torque converters only, must be for that size engine being used, fluids must be retained in the torque converter.

-Transmission coolers will be allowed, but must be mounted in a safe location, outside drivers compartment.

-All cars must have a reverse gear in working order.

 APPEARANCE: Numbers must be 24" high minimum and be on both doors and roof.

-All cars must be kept clean and as dent free as possible, excessively dented panels must be repaired or replaced, not removed.

-No profanity of any kind will be allowed on the car.

-All lettering on the car should look professionally done.

 SAFETYRacing seats with shoulder straps are recommended. Seats must be securely fastened to the frame, padded head rests are mandatory.

-Five point seat belts properly bolted, mandatory.

-Fuel Cell must be securely fastened in the trunk area on top of a suitable metal frame section. All tanks must be fastened with a minimum of (2) solid steel straps 1 1/4" by 1/8 with 3/8" bolts minimum.

-Maximum capacity for fuel cells is 15 gallons. Fuel cell is mandatory. Gas lines must be securely fastened, steel braided fuel line optional, Battery and alternator disconnect switch must be within drivers’ reach and must shut off car. NOT COVERED. Labeled ON/OFF in bright colors is highly recommended.

-Four wheel brakes are mandatory and must be working at all times. No shut-offs, stock proportioning valves only.

-Batteries must be safely and securely installed outside drivers’ compartment. Terminal ends must be covered in rubber.If battery is installed inside,must be bolted down and securely fastened in marine case.

-No mirrors allowed outside of vehicle.

-A drive shaft sling must be located within 6" of the front U-joint, sling must be made of 3/16" X 2" steel or 3/8" chain fastened with 3/8" bolts minimum.

-CSA approved helmet is mandatory, 1980 Snell or newer, eye protection in the form of a full face helmet are mandatory. Approved fire rated fire suits or coveralls, are mandatory. Fire resistant underwear, arm restraints and racing shoes highly recommended.

-Window nets are mandatory on the drivers side and must be fastened by a minimum of one (1) quick release rod.

- DRIVE SHAFT MUST BE PAINTED WHITE FOR SAFETY.

-Drivers required to have a full fire extinguisher in reach of the driver.

-No sharp objects in drivers reach to discretion of inspectors.

 ROLL CAGE: A complete full roll cage with halo is mandatory and with a minimum of (3) door bars for driver side and (2)in passenger side.

-The drivers’ side bars must be bowed out, cage must be made of black iron pipe or steel tubing, no soft steel, minimum size 1 ½ O.D. and 1/8" wall thickness. -

-Door bars must be connected by at least (2) rows or vertical bars. All main supported forward and back, cage must be full width of the frame rails and the roof section upright must go from the dash in the front to behind the drivers seat.

-All bars within 18" of the driver must be padded. All drivers must have a minimum of 2" between their head and the top of the roll cage. Welding on cage should be met to the discretion of inspectors. No covering or grinding welds.

 ENGINES: Engines must remain stock as manufactured.  cu. in 302, 305, 318.  All motors will be allowed up to .060 overbore, stock bore and combinations only.

-Engines  must be 1975 -86, engine block can be 1975 and newer,no stroking or destroking of engines.

 -Stock cast iron exhaust manifold with  exhaust pipe. Mufflers are allowed.Headers are allowed. Pipe and a turn down away from cockpit and fuel lines. Upright headers are allowed.

-Stock steel factory manifold,two or four barrel cast iron only,any carburetor permitted,adapter plates permitted.No porting,gasket matching,grinding or any other port or plenum modifications,must remain stock, if it cannot be bolted on without modification it will not pass. 

-Camshafts must be hydraulic flat tappit cam with no more than .450 lift with stock OEM rocker arms. No roller cam, roller lifters or roller rockers and no bleed down lifters.Engine must pull 17 inch  of vacuum at 800 RPM off the intake to race.

-Can be checked at any time , if you do not pass the vacuum you will lose the points for that race and trophy and prizes. you will be permitted to try to get the vacuum for the next race.  

-MSD ignition may be used coils only.Six series only,with rev limiter and coil.

-Engines must remain in the stock location.

-Flat top pistons only. If using oversize pistons, stock OEM type replacements pistons must be used, no lightweight or racing pistons. 

-Compression distance must remain the same for that year of engine.Maximum bore .060,Chevy maximum bore size 3.796,Ford maximum bore size 4.060,Dodge maximum bore size 3.97.Balancing of rotating assembly permitted.Aftermarket rod bolts allowed.  

-All internal parts must be stock type OEM for the engine being used. Any parts listed exclusively in a performance parts catalog are not allowed, regardless of manufacturer,unless stated in rules.

-Radiator and auxiliary coolers are permitted must be enclosed, safety rules apply.

-Heads- Stock cast iron with no porting polishing, angle cut or matching, no bowtie, no vortec or svo & mopar performance.

-The only work that can be done is shaving up to .050 and 3" angle valve job. Factory valves must be used. No light weight valve train parts, EX:light weight retainers.

-No head/intake modification to install  heads or intakes on blocks where they did not come factory installed, all casting numbers will be checked in event of protest

-Absolutely no modifications allowed. Fuel Gas only, no additives, no aviation fuel or racing fuel.

-All engines must make 17'' of vacuum at 800rpm, and must be taken from intake manifold. No vacuum canisters or vacuum pumps allowed. All cars are required to have a tachometer for tech purposes.

-Compression must match for year ie: 1977, 302, 8.2.1 not 10 to 1. All compression figures will be adjusted based on year of engine,will allowed tolerance for head milling

-Cars maybe weighted at track officials discretion. Any car not conforming will be subject to disqualification at the discretion of officials.

 

 

            Protest Rule

In the even of a driver wishing to protest a competitor's (in his or her own class) race vehicle drive train for modifications not allowed in class rules,the drive/owner must provide $200. cash to tech official to hold in trust,and put forth and area of drive train,to be torn down,measured or checked, EX: measure bore/stroke or cylinder head volume,valve size ect...

At point of race day ending, driver/owner of protested race vehicle will be  required to take car to Valley Raceway garage, to be torn down by driver/owner and one helper of owners choice, to get to the disputed part checked. If owner declines race vehicle will be deemed illegal, and appropriate action will be applied. This action must happen within 24 hours of dispute.

An official of Valley Raceway will examine/measure item in question and rule. If found to be illegal the person who made the protest will receive his or her $200. back. Violators will lose all points and winnings and be bumped to unlimited or banned. Regardless it will be the owners  responsibility of the car to take apart and put together the contested items

EX engines/transmissions.in the event contested items past tech inspection, the owner of the car get the $200, to put toward time and reassembly of their vehicle.

- No winnings or points will be lost.

- No tech officials will be apart of tear down or assembly process.

- Once the contested items are checked they may leave the garage.

If the vehicle does not pass tech the person who lodge the complaint will receive their $200. back.

Contest vehicle will lose all points and winnings for that day,and be distributed by Valley Raceway.

This action will apply only after every visible check has been done.

This rule will be known as "The Put UP and Shut Up Rule" and will apply to all classes with the exception of the Unlimited Class.

Valley Raceway may initiate this action any time at no cost to Valley Raceway.

Cube check  to be imitated by Valley Raceway only ( no racers can request cube check) in the event a tech inspector submit a request to a car owner for a cubic inch to be taken, it will be the responsibility of the owner to prepare the engine for the test.

Tech official will pick a cylinder at random,perform the test and rule,this test will not take place until race day is over.

Owner is responsible for reassembling their engine.

 PROTEST: cube check or visual, one item = $100 / other items $200 per item.

-All rules will be interpreted by the officials, not by the drivers and owners.

-The management reserves the right to change any rule or rules at any time if they feel it is necessary.

-Valley Raceway has the right to check any car at any time for technical inspections.

-All procedural rules listed in the current DIRT Rule Book will apply.

*DRINKING IN THE PITS is NOT permitted during any race event.

-You are personally responsible for anyone associated with your car. If You or anyone associated with your car is found to have been drinking alcohol, you and your team will be escorted off the premises for that night and possible total suspension of the car and crew.

***ANY AND ALL DECISIONS OF THE TECH INSPECTORS ARE FINAL.

***THE MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY ENTRY AT ANY TIME.

******When being teched max 2 persons per car in tech area.

2016 Driver Registration, all drivers must be registered to participate in races, it is the drivers responsibility to make sure they are registered at each event.

 

 

 

CLAIM RULE: Track has the right to claim any car engine at any  time.  One driver cannot claim another drivers engine.  The intent of the claim rule is to prevent an individual from deliberately increasing the cost to compete.

The entire amount of 250.00$ in cash shall be paid directly to the driver of the engine being claimed.  Refusal to sell forfeits all cash and contingency winnings for that event, all trophy's earned that day, plus points earned that season to date.  A fine equal to that amount of the claim  must be paid before the car races at any future Valley Raceway events.  Refusal to sell also imposes a 2 event penalty.  Reinstatement will be considered as time permits, Following an application in writing after the suspension period above. Certain conditions could as a part of the reinstatement. 

TECHNICAL QUESTIONS: Competitors can contact,

Mike Little -  902-840-1503 Monday to Friday 6 to 9 PM. 

 

Please note; Only Technical Rules found on www.nsvalleyraceway.net can be deemed the most current and official set of regulations.  Copies of our Technical Rules found on other websites could be outdated.

 

DisclaimerThe rules and / or regulations set forth herein are  designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum requirements for such events.  These rules shall govern the conditions of all events, and by participating in these, participants are deemed to have complied with all of these rules. 

NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY RESULT FROM ,PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH  THESE RULES/AND OR REGULATIONS.  They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death of a participant, spectator, or official.  The tech/safety officials shall be empowered to permit minor deviations from any of the specifications herein or to impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. 

NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATIONS OF SPECIFICATIONS.  Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials.  Their decision on suspension from competition at Valley raceway is final.