2013 Southern Regional Racing Series Rules
**525 crate motors must have 8inch spoiler and weight of 2300 lbs**
Any racers who leave the racing surface to pick up excessive amounts of mud to make weight will be deemed light and sent to the rear of the portion of the event that it occurs.
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein do not express or imply warranty of safety, from publication of, or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the Southern Regional Racing Series and are in no way a guarantee against injury to participants.
These rules and/or regulations will apply to all S.R.R.S sanctioned events.
Acting track officials shall have full authority over said events, and, in the event of any dispute, the Head Official's decision will be final.
All race cars are subject to be inspected by the S.R.R.S technical inspectors at any time during the event.
The S.R.R.S reserves the right to alter or amend these rules and/or regulations in the interest of fair competition.
Raceceivers are mandatory at all SRRS events.
All cars must have a MINIMUM of 1 ½ inches of roll at the top of the fenders, doors and quarter-panels, a sharp edge will not be allowed. Body roll must go from side over upper body and not upper body over sides. A single strip affixed to the edge of the body, and riveted, both on the side and the top will not be permitted.
No “Wedge” style bodies. No roof mounted spoilers or wings.
No fins or lips of any kind are permitted anywhere along the entire length of the car.
No part of deck lid may extend beyond quarter-panels at rear.
MAXIMUM height of body—fenders, doors, deck lid etc., at any point, from the ground, will 36 inches.
All cars must have a number, at least 18 inches high, clearly visible and identifiable on both sides and on roof. This rule is for the benefit of all competitors who wish their car to be scored correctly on each lap. In the event of more than with the same number, where confusion may occur, a team may be asked to alter their number in some way to avoid misunderstanding.
All non-approved bodies will be assessed a fifty pound minimum weight penalty.
If a dropped interior is used, it must taper up, in a straight line, to be quarter panel height ad be flat and level for a MINIMUM of 32 inches to the end of the rear deck lid/quarter panel/spoiler. Dropped interior may begin no further forward than the fire wall, which in turn may be no further forward than the engine plate. At the fire wall, across the center of the car, the vertical drop to the interior of the car maybe a MAXIMUM of 3 inches.
If the interior is flat throughout the car, it must maintain a MINIMUM clearance of 12 inches from the roll cage, to allow for and easy exit.
If interior is flat, the panel must run in a straight line from immediately behind the driver's seat to the base of the spoiler/rear deck lid.
Stock-appearing Nose must be made of molded type material and must be mounted level.
Two piece noses must be fastened together without any spacers to increase width.
Stock nosepieces may extend to a MAXIMUM of 48” from center of front hub to furthest point forward, and the bottom of nosepiece must be mounted parallel to the ground, (NOT TILTED BACK IN ANY WAY).
At no point may doors break in towards the center of car. No “dishing”.
Roofs and Supports
If body style has rear roof supports that have windows, window openings MAY BE FILLED WITH CLEAR LEXAN, OR LEFT OPEN.
A MAXIMUM 1 inch roll turned under is allowed along the front and rear edge of the roof for support.
All models regardless of brand will have the following criteria on Roof dimensions and Roof Support dimensions. Roof dimensions; the minimum dimensions 48" wide X 44" in length. The maximum dimensions will be 52" wide x 54" in length.
Roof height must be between 45” and 48” from the ground.
All roof side panels must extend to the edge of the body. Maximum roof side panel size – 17” at the top, 43” maximum at the bottom. Maximum 2” bow in either direction in rear roof side panels is permitted.
Any sun/anti glare shields (MAXIMUM 4 inches wide) must be hinged for easy exiting.
Tire clearance from doors to quarter-panels must be a MINIMUM OF 2 INCHES. Tire must be fully visible from the side. No wheel skirts.
At no point may quarter-panels break in towards center of car. No dishing. LIPS RUNNING VERTICAL ON REAR EDGES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
Rear spoiler material maximum eight-inch (8”) or (12") height measured for deck to tip of material. Maximum seventy-two inch (72”) width.
No adjustable spoilers allowed. Spoilers must be made from one piece of material, and not two pieces bolted together, except in the center of the rear deck. (NOTE: THIS RULE DOES NOT APPLY TO SPOILERS THAT ARE SHIPPED FROM MANUFACTURES IN 2 HALVES, LEFT AND RIGHT, IT IS MEANT TO OUTLAW THE TYPE OF SPOILER THAT HAS 2 PIECES OF LEXAN BOLTED TOGETHER IN A SLIDING PATTERN.) Spoiler may be hinged on rear edge of deck to allow for change in angle of deflection. No more than three (3) spoiler supports may be used.
Cars using the SAS/SUPR SPEC/SRRS Steel engine may have a 12” inch by 72” inch wide spoiler, with side supports 18” inches long, tapering to 6” inches on blades.
All frames must be of steel construction, and, must be a MINIMUM of 2” square, or rectangular, with a MINIMUM MATERIAL THICKNESS OF .083 INCHES.
If round tube frame, tubing must have a MINIMUM of 1 ¾ outside diameter, with a MINIMUM material thickness of .083 inches.
Rear bumpers are allowed and may be reinforced, but No rear extensions except for push bar. Push bar must not extend no more than 6” beyond rear quarter-panels, and must have welded supports to frame at each end.
WHEELBASE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 103 INCHES.
No wings or tunnels of any kind allowed underneath the body or chassis of the car. STONE DEFLECTORS, FOR REAR MOUNTED OIL PUMPS, OIL FILLERS AND FOR THE MAIN OIL TANK, WILL BE ALLOWED. THEY MAY BE MADE OF SHEET METAL, ALUMINUM OR HEAVY GAUGE WIRE. ALL SUCH COVERS MAY ONLY BE MOUNTED NEAR THE UNIT THEY ARE DESIGNED TO PROTECT WITH A MAXIMUM SIZE OF 18 INCHES X 18 INCHES.
At no time are there to be any under body “sight shields” or covers attached to any part of the car. This includes any plastic, metal, or any other material used to cover suspension or chassis parts or tires.
Side roll bars are mandatory, and must extend into the door panels. A MINIMUM of three (3) bars must be used on the left side.
Each bar must be at least 1 ½” in diameter, with a MINIMUM material thickness of .095 inches.
All cars must have a MINIMUM (3) THREE BARS running vertically in front of the driver's compartment. ( dash bars) The bars must be a MINIMUM of 3/8 “IN DIAMETER and spaced a MAXIMUM of 6” apart.
All cars must have tubing (MINIMUM 1” diameter and MINIMUM 083 thickness) running either front to rear in the center, or diagonal across, the “halo” section above the driver in the roll cage for safety. ANY CAR FAILING TO HAVE THIS REQUIREMENT MAY BE ASSESSED A WEIGHT PENALTY.
A full racing seat belt harness must be used. Harness must be secured to frame, not seat. NO EXCEPTIONS
All cars must have a quick release type steering wheel.
All cars must have a working starter, operated from inside car.
BATTERIES MUST NOT BE LOCATED IN DRIVER'S COMPARTMENT.
All cars must have an approved fire extinguisher system, securely mounted, and within easy reach of the driver.
All drivers must wear full fire resistant driver's suits. Tops and bottoms, if 2 piece. Any driver not having a complete fire resistant suit will not be allowed to compete in any event. Shoes and gloves are not mandatory, but highly recommended.
The use of a head and neck restraint device or containment seat is highly recommended.
All fuels cells must be completely visible from rear of car. Fuel cells must not be mounted lower than bottom of quick change rear end.
Fuel injections systems, electric fuel pumps or pressurized fuel systems will not be allowed.
One four (4) barrel carburetor only—any manufacturer.
There will be NO fuel stops during any SRRS events. Should driver's fuel choice cause him to have insufficient fuel to complete an event, it shall be driver's responsibility to pit and re-fuel.
Any transmission, with working forward and reverse gears is permitted, and must lead to one (1) drive shaft.
Manual transmissions must be equipped with and operational clutch.
ALL DRIVER SHAFTS MUST BE PAINTED WHITE OR SLIVER, AND MUST BE PROTECTED BY A MINIMUM OF TWO (2) SAFETY HOOPS OR A SLING
No open tube (sprint car) rear ends will be permitted.
No independent rear suspensions are permitted.
No Flaps or skirts will be allowed to obstruct view of tires mounted on car at anytime during competition.
One (1) Hardness/Tire Option: Must durometer 60 or harder on rear tires only when checked with track and/or series durometer. Hoosier Shoulder Plated 1600, LM 40, Shoulder Plated 55; American Racer 56, Good year equivalent
Numbers and proper identification must be visible on front and back of tires. NO altering tires.
Series reserves right to impound/and or test any nonconforming or questionable tire(s).
Tires used for qualifying must be used for all events. Tires will be checked and marked after qualifying and must not be tampered with or altered. Infractions will result in disqualification and/or fines.
TIRE PROTEST, FINES & INSPECTION/TESTING:
Positive Sniff test fines:
Positive lab test fines:
Mufflers shall be optional UNLESS required by local track rules. All drivers will be responsible for meeting decibel requirements at tracks that require mufflers.
If mufflers are required, then all mufflers must be securely attached to all cars. Pop riveting of mufflers will NOT be permitted. It would be strongly recommended that mufflers be welded to headers.
Weight & Engines
525 Crate Motor - 2300 LBS With Driver, ANYTIME.
SUPR/SRRS LEGAL SPEC Motor - 2250 LBS with Driver, ANYTIME. See SUPR SPEC specifications below.
SAS/SRRS LEGAL SPEC Motor - 2250 LBS with Driver, ANYTIME. See SAS SPEC specifications below.
ALL STEEL Motor 362 CI max - 2250 LBS with Driver, ANYTIME.
MAXIMUM ENGINE SETBACK WILL BE SIX (6) INCHES FOR ALL CARS WITH A ½ “INCH VARIANCE ALLOWED. Measured from center of ball joint to the number 1 (one) front spark plug hole.
All engines are limited to one (1) spark plug and two (2) valves per cylinder.
Magnetos are permitted, but all cars must have an operating self starter.
ANY ATTACHED WEIGHTS MUST BE SECURELY BOLTED TO FRAME, AND MUST BE PAINTED WHITE OR SILVER AND HAVE CAR NUMBER CLEARLY PAINTED ON THEM. Due to the high risk factor involved, any car that loses a lead weight during any event may be banned from series events for the rest of the season or fined. (2) Two attaching mounts is recommended.
NO WEIGHTS MAY BE ATTACHED TO REAR BUMPER.
No lead pellets—No liquid weights.
SUPR/SRRS SPEC ENGINE
Ford will have 9.2-inch deck. Brodix SUPR SPEC heads (with 60cc minimum combustion chambers). Chevrolet engines must have a Brodix HVl intake with no modifications except for port matching 3/4" to FelPro 1206. Ford engines must have an
Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake with no modifications except for port matching 3/4" to FelPro 1262.
New all aluminum SUPR SPEC MOTOR 2300lbs. and 8in. spoiler.
New 525 Crate Motor 2300 lbs. and 8in. spoiler.
NO LIGHTENING OF BLOCKS. If found, a 25lb. weight penalty will be accessed in front of the motor plate.
SUPR SPEC heads with SUPR cast Iogos.
Chevrolet -intake opening may be ground or polished 3/4” or NO farther into port than the closest edge of the closest letter of the SUPR logo. Ford -intake opening may be ground or polished 3/8". Intake port polishing will be allowed NO more than 1½" below the bottom of the original seat ring on the back side of the bowl area, and NO more than 1” on the short side. Any opening up of head past these points will be illegal.
Polishing will be allowed in the combustion chamber area to avoid hot spot chafing.
Polishing will be allowed in exhaust ports as long as the original SUPR logo is NOT affected or port shape is not altered.
NO intake or exhaust port relocation, raising, enlargement, or reshaping of any type.
Valve angle and placement may NOT be altered in any way on the SUPR “SPEC” head. NOTE: SUPR has and will be using, Brodix supplied checking templates and tools on the SUPR head. DON'T GO past these points or templates and tools will disqualify you.
In the rules above, if it doesn't say you can, then don't.
NOTE: These head and intake manifold combinations were designed with one thing in mind, to have equal air flow. If anything is done to increase airflow above original specs by manufacturer, they will be illegal.
NOTICE: As of January 2004 all heads will require 11/32 valves. NO EXCEPTIONS.
SAS/SRRS SPEC Engine
Any intake, Camshaft, Any Piston, Steel Block Only.
All SPEC Heads will be supplied with CNC bowl blend and intake port matching.
No grinding or blending of CNC work is allowed.
No grinding or polishing of any kind is allowed anywhere on the castings.
No use of any substance that may change or alter the shape or size of ports or combustion chambers is allowed.
A maximum valve size of 2.080 intake and 1.600 exhaust will be allowed for all SPEC heads.
Valve seats and guides are to remain as manufactured and in their cast positions.
Valve angles are to remain as manufactured. The original seat center locations as provided by the head manufacturer may not be altered.
No tapering or reshaping of valve guides will be allowed.
Minimum valve stem diameter is 11/32 inch.
SPEC cylinder head serial numbers must remain on the head and may not be defaced or altered.
No welding or modifications are allowed to the original head castings.
Traction Control Devices
All traction control devices whether electronically controlled in the ignition system, wheel sensors or any means of measuring ground speed to control wheel spin are strictly prohibited.
All engines must operate using a single distributor. No distributor-less ignition systems allowed. No coil pack type ignition system allowed except for the 525 Crate Engine.
Protest, Fines & Inspection/Testing:
Entry fee $100 for $3,000, $125 for $5,000 to win shows. Entry fee $175 for $10,000 to win show.
50% of the entry fee will be given to the host track and 50% will be put in the SRRS point’s fund.
One entry per driver.
Drivers will be required (mandatory) to carry decals of primary series sponsors in order to be eligible for SRRS posted awards including point fund monies.
Any other SRRS sponsor decal that is carried on the car must be affixed prominently. There is no compulsion to carry any other sponsor's decal, however, it is worth bearing in mind that sponsor only put money into the series to gain exposure for their products—no exposure will eventually mean no money and therefore smaller purses for races and championships.
All race cars must pass through Technical Inspection before Driver’s Meeting. ALL race cars must pass Technical Inspection before a Technical Sticker is issued.
Any changes or alterations required must be completed, and the race car returned to Technical Inspection before Hot Laps - No sticker means No Hot Laps - No exceptions
Cars will either be weighed before or after Qualifying, depending on the layout of the current race track, this will be determined by the Officials.
All cars that are judged to weigh light crossing the scales after qualifying, will lose their Qualifying Time/Points and will start at the back of a heat race or B-Main Race. If there is more than one car that has been judged light, those Drivers will be lined up at the back of the heat races or B-Mains by the Qualifying Order. Pull car off scales (1) time and zero scales.
If you are unable to make your qualifying spot you must notify a series official and you will be allowed 1 lap at the end of qualifying.
Drivers will qualify and heat race in the same group for the entire event.
ALL cars will run heat races.
Heat race lineups will be determined by qualifying times within your group.
Finishing order in the heat races will determine feature line-up.
Heat race winners will redraw for starting positions before feature at SRRS RV.
If a driver is locked in to the race and has to use a back-up car to start the feature, they must start at the tail-end of the field. However, the back-up car must retain the same number. This does not apply to a motor change.
Any driver locked in to the feature that unable to attend a race due to a rain out can start a substitute driver in his car, but they must start in the rear of the field. The original driver will be awarded zero points.
In the event a field or partial field is locked in, but is rained out. The driver must have the same number when returning for the new date.
The promoter has the option of starting a 25 car for the track provisional.
Provisionals will be given as followed:
2 SRRS provisionals
Additional sponsorship monies may be used to supplement all places in the top 10, based on availability.
Points for a 24 car starting field:
50 points will be rewarded to any competitor who attempts to qualify and/or compete in heat race.
Race procedures and rules
There will be three attempts to start the feature race double file, after the third attempt it will be single file start.
Restarts after race is underway will be DOUBLE file.
Once the white flag is shown there will be no cautions you must race to the checker flag, unless the track is completely blocked. If track is completely blocked red light will be displayed and the finishing order for the race will be the previous lap. In the event of a caution the yellow and green light will be displayed to make you aware that there may be an accident in front of you, but you must race to the checker flag. If you lose your position from slowing or getting involved in the accident you will be scored according to where you cross the finish line.
Any visual protests must be made before the feature event.
Weigh-in & post race inspection
Following the Main Feature, The top three finishers must cross the scales and weigh in correctly. This includes the Winner who must weigh prior to any Winners' interview or Presentation held on the front straight.
Immediately following the conclusion of qualifying/heatrace/feature, top three finishers MUST proceed directly to the scales PERIOD. Any detour, to anywhere, may result in disqualification. Should any car stop on the way to the scales and be touched by anyone other than an SRRS race official, the driver will be disqualified. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Any Car that is light at the Scales after Qualifying Heats / Time Trials will lose it's time and start from the rear of a heat.
ONE POUND PER LAP BURN OFF AT 50 LAP OR MORE RACES.
ALL SPEC/steel engines finishing in the top three will be subject to P&G and/or technical inspection for cubic inches.
The Southern Regional Racing Series is not responsible for any injuries that occur during hot laps, qualifying, heat races, or feature event.