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2018 Track Rules


*** For 2018 both Volunteer Speedway and 411 Motor Speedway rules are the exact same ***


Drivers, Crew Members and Fans: Rules for each respective division are posted for your convenience here on the Volunteer Speedway website. Drivers especially, make sure you are familiar will ALL RULES!!! Above you will see respective rules for each section that you will find by scrolling down the rules page.

We have tried to make racing as competitive, affordable and safe as possible for all racers and fans. VOLUNTEER SPEEDWAY’s rules and procedures are explained in detail. The management of VOLUNTEER SPEEDWAY wishes all of you a successful and safe 2018 racing season.


For the 2018 racing season, Volunteer Speedway has entered into an alliance with other East Tennessee racetracks – 411 Motor Speedway, Tazewell Speedway, I-75 Speedway, Boyd’s Speedway, Crossville Speedway, and Wartburg Speedway – regarding penalties assessed at the respective tracks pertaining to fighting and misconduct involving competitors; such as deliberately ramming into another race car either on-track

Anyone/everyone (driver/crew member/fans) involved in an incident which results in violent physical contact (throwing punches/wrestling), will be suspended. The time-frame for a first offense is a minimum of two weeks, unless further time is deemed warranted (respective track’s discretion). While you’re under suspension you will be suspended by all alliance-participating tracks under this mutual agreement for the set amount of time handed out. In other words, you won’t be permitted to race anywhere in East Tennessee.

If you enter someone else’s pit and start a fight, you’re gone period and suspended. … Each track will make a judgment call regarding individuals involved and suspensions. If a fight takes place away from both parties’ pit area, everyone is considered guilty and will be suspended.

All tracks entered into the alliance related to fighting and misconduct hope to let it be known that physical violence will not be tolerated. Anyone/everyone (driver/crew member/fans) needs to seriously think before getting into any confrontations at tracks. Because anyone/everyone involved in fighting or misconduct will suffer the consequences (suspension/and possible monetary fines before once again being allowed to compete).


1. All drivers MUST have full driving suit to include racing gloves (Mechanix Gloves not permitted) and shoes.

2. All cars MUST have working fire extinguisher within reach of driver.

3. Helmets MUST meet ANSI Specifications.

4. Racing seats are mandatory, but MUST be factory manufactured aluminum and acceptable to Track Officials. Positively NO HOMEMADE aluminum, plastic, or fiberglass seats allowed. Seat MUST be properly installed and seat backrest cannot be moved back further than the trailing edge of the door.

5. Five-point racing harness required. MUST have manufacturers label and date and must be within two years. Any belts older than two years or that has no label WILL NOT be allowed.

6. Roll cage must be constructed of no less than 1 1/2 inch seamless steel tubing with a minimum wall thickness of .090. The cage MUST be welded to the frame in at least six places.

7. No bars outside of car. All bars within reach of driver MUST be padded.

8. All cars must have an approved fuel cell. Fuel cell MUST be enclosed in metal and mounted securely between rear frame rails with 1-inch square tubing. MUST have two straps going under and over the fuel cell. Must have rear firewall between driver and rear fuel cell.

9. All cars MUST have three windshield bars in front of driver, 1/8 inch x 1 inch minimum.

10. MUST have drive shaft loops. (Front and Rear) 1/4 inch x 2 inch minimum. Driveshaft MUST be painted white.

11. All added weight must be securely fastened and MUST be painted white with driver’s car number written on the weight. Any car losing a piece(s) weight will result in the disqualification of the driver for the night’s racing.

12. Window net is required for all cars in all classes. Must be securely mounted with tension when fastened. Sprint Car type nets WILL be permitted. Must extend full length of window opening mounted to roll cage at B-post and A-post with quick release. Full size nets must have quick release at top. Suggested window net minimum of 12 inches x 12 inches (3/4-inch webbing recommended).

13. Battery MUST be enclosed in box and mounted securely.

14. All cars MUST have complete firewalls front and rear.

15. Blow-proof bell housing recommended or floorboard covered with belting.



1. It is mandatory for each individual entering a restricted area of the Track to read and execute all pertinent waivers and releases.
2. These Rules and or Regulations set forth do not express or imply warranty of safety.
3. The pit area has a 5 mph maximum speed limit
4. No Person under the age of 14 allowed in Hot Pits
5. Firearms are prohibited on Track Property, except for working security and law enforcement.
6. No Alcoholic Beverages or Controlled Substances. Offenders are Subject to Suspension and, or Arrest. Abusive Language, Fighting or Physical Abuse will not be tolerated. Offenders are Subject to Suspension, Fine and, or Arrest.
7. Any Driver exiting a Race vehicle on the Racetrack unless directed to do so by a Track Official or in the response to an Emergency is Subject to Disqualification.
8. All Drivers are Responsible for the Conduct of their Crew members and associates.
9. Equipment not conforming to specifications stated herein may be impounded by the Track. All Cars are subject to inspection by officials at any time.
10. Injuries incurred at the Track must be reported to Office prior to leaving the Track premises. Failure to do so will result in Denial of Insurance Claims.
11. All Drivers must be ready to compete in there Scheduled Event. Any Driver Late for Qualifying, will Qualify Last and only get 1 Lap. Any Car arriving after Time Trials will start last in the Heat Race or Feature Race. If there is no Heat Race for the Specific Class.
12. The Track may Invert Qualifiers
13. WEEKLY POINTS ONLY : Any Driver winning  2 Features in a Row will be started in no better than 3rd position, 3 Feature wins in a row starts no better than 6th position, 4 feature wins in a row starts Last in The Drivers next attempted Feature Event.
14. All Events are scored in relation to the Lead Car. Scoring protest must be registered within 10 Minutes of the posting of event results.
15. All Drivers are responsible for understanding flag signals
16. The following signals apply:
  • Green Flag : Begin and Maintain Racing Pace
  • White Flag : 1 Lap to Go
  • Black Flag : Go To Pits Immediately
  • Red Flag : Danger – Stop Immediately
  • Yellow Flag : Caution : Slow to Pace Speed – No Passing
  • Blue Flag : Allow Lead Cars to Pass
  • Checkered Flag : End of Race.
  • When the Caution Appears all Cars must slow to PACE speed and Tail the car ahead. At The Discretion of the Race Director, the Offending driver and or drivers may be started in the rear of the field. All other cars will restart in the running order of the last completed Green Flag lap.
  • Layover Flag: Any Driver being showed the layover Flag must lay over for the Leaders as directed on the RaceCeiver. Any Driver failing to heed the layover flag for two (2) consecutive laps will be given the Black Flag.
  • Initial Starts of the Race, Cars must remain in Double File until the Green Flag.
  • If one (1) Lap is not completed, all cars retain their original position. Any car going into the pits during this caution that return to the track will restart in the rear. No exceptions. Front row cars will be moved back one (1) row after a second (2nd) start attempt. Jump re-starts will be called back at the discretion of the Flagman.
  • Restarts: If 1 lap has NOT been completed, cars involved will retain position unless you go to the pit area. If so you restart at the rear. After one lap has been completed restarts will be double file until the third caution flag then we’ll go to single file restarts for the remainder of the event.
  • Cars not responding to Black Flag, or not getting in Directed position will not be Scored or Paid.
  • Race will be Official if Time limit expires or Laps are completed. Laps may be cut due to time limit.
17. NO RADIOS are permitted.
18. No two-way communication (period) permitted.
19. No signaling devices of any kind allowed.
20. Absolutely NO TRACTION CONTROL permitted.
21. No electronic data gathering devices permitted.
22. RACE-CEIVER is Mandatory (Frequency 454.000) ANYTIME YOU ARE ON THE RACE TRACK
23. Any Car Causing two (2) Caution Flags in the Feature will be done for the Night.
  • If the Leader is Spun, Car that hit will go to the Rear, Lead Car will retain Lead.
  • If there is a spin-out or wreck other than the leader, with a Yellow called, cars that the Yellow was called for will go to the REAR. If it is deemed that another car hit and caused the Spin that car shall go to the REAR also.
  • If a Car goes past the Hot Pits which ends at the Track Entrance it will not be allowed to Re-Enter the Event.
  • Intentional Wrecking: Any Driver intentionally running into another Car will be Black Flagged and Disqualified from the Event and will be subject to Disciplinary Action, and will forfeit all monies earned that Night.
  • Rough Driving: Rough Driving will not be tolerated. The General Rule is Car causing the caution will be moved to the Rear of the field as Directed by the Race Director or Track Official. If there are cars that are more than one lap down, the cars involved may be moved to the end of the line of lead lap cars. Non-incidental contact between cars may subject either car to Disciplinary action. Decision of the Officials in charge is FINAL.
  • Three (3) Courtesy laps will be given for a flat tire incurred under caution, unless Driver deliberately brings out said caution. Any Driver considered being causing a caution by deliberately stopping is subject to Disciplinary action.
24. Fuel In all Classes will be Gas Only: E-85 OK. No Alcohol or Nitrous
25. A driver may only Race in two (must purchase two pit passes and and be approved by an official) classes per night unless you’re driving in Late Model in which case it’s one per night, exception may be granted on Special Event Nights for an added Fee.
26. Any Disqualification at an Event equals Driver and Car are done for the Night.
27. Driver Changes during a Night’s event must be approved by the Race Director, before said change. 
28. A Driver cannot change Cars after the Start of an event.
29. Weekly Points will be paid to the Driver, Track will audit and Post Points during the race season. Track Points are Official.
30. Money from the night’s event will be paid to the person of record on file at the track office. All required forms must be executed before Money will be released.
31. Personal Vehicles. Other than those towing a race car will not be allowed in the pit area.
32. ATVs are allowed in the pit area. All ATVs must adhere to all pit speed limits and safety regulations set forth by Volunteer Speedway. Anyone operating a ATV outside these guidelines will forfeit their ATV privileges and said ATV will be impounded for the Night.
33. Any driver with two (2) straight wins in a division can start no better than third for the feature. And driver with three (3) straight wins in a division can start no better than sixth for the feature. And driver with four (4) or more straight wins in a division must start at the rear for the feature. This applies to all divisions.
34. Injuries received at the track must be reported to officials before leaving premises. Failure to do so may result in non-payment of insurance claims. All claims must first be submitted to your insurance carrier.
35. All cars will be weighed after qualifying, heat races and after the feature race. No burnoff! 


  1. Rough Driving: Disqualified for the night, 2nd Offense 2 week Suspension
  2. Fighting:  Aggressor will be Escorted from the Speedway, Disqualified and Fined $250, 2nd Offense 2 weeks suspension $500 Fine.
  3. Any Driver /Crew member that enters another drivers Pit will be the Aggressor.
  4. If the Incident occurs away from either parties Pit, All Involved may be judged as the Aggressor
  5. Any Person using abusive language or physically abusing any Track Official will be fined and suspended from the Speedway.
  6. Volunteer Speedway reserves the right to increase or decrease any penalties based on the severity of any incident.
Conclusion: Many Calls made by officials during a race event are judgment calls and are made based on information at hand during the event. Judgment calls may not be appealed and are not subject to review or change after a race event. Any driver or crew who comes to the press box during a race to dispute a call will be disqualified from that night’s event.


ONLY TOP 3 Finishers in Feature Event will be allowed to Protest
3rd Place may only Protest 2nd
2nd Place may Protest 1st and counter 3rd Place    
1st Place may counter 2nd Place Only.

The Driver must Lodge Protest before leaving the Scales after the Feature Event. Money must be paid in Cash at that Time.

Protesting Driver must state exact Protest.

A Protested Driver may Counter Protest.

Any Driver that refuses to tear down will be deemed Illegal, and will forfeit all monies and points for that event, also said Driver will start at the rear of the field in the next event they compete in at Volunteer Speedway.

During a Protest/Tear down, All technical specifications will be inspected and enforced.

2 people from each team involved will be allowed in the Tech room only, unless granted permission by the Race Director.

Tear down/Protest will take place night of the event; all monies will be held until Tear down is completed.

Any Driver that is deemed illegal in anyway during the 2018 season more than once will not be eligible for the Track Championship in their Class.

Crate Motors Must be Sealed, GM, NeSmith or Fastrak: Any Other Seals call before you haul. (Excluding Sportsman Class) All Crate motors will be teched by the GM Tech Manual.


Any driver can protest a tire ($100) within their division and have it sent to Blue Ridge Laboratory for testing. Blue Ridge Laboratory decisions will be final. All protest must be at the scales and be made immediately after qualifying, or the feature. Rule applies to all classes. Refusal is automatic disqualification.

Protest Fees:


$600: Complete Teardown: Intake to Oil Pan

$400: Remove 1 Head: Check Head, Bore and Stroke
$250: Cubic inch


Will go by the 2018 NeSmith or Fastrak weekly Protest Rules.
These can be found at or
$600: complete tear down carburetor to oil pan.
602, 604 engine tech will be teched by a NeSmith or certified tech.
$400: Remove 1 head: Check Head, Valves, Bore and Stoke.
$250 cubic inch “P & G” check.
Certified Tech Fee will be deducted from protest money.


$600: complete tear down carburetor to oil pan.
602, 604 engine tech will be teched by a NeSmith or certified tech.
$400.00: Remove 1 head: Check Head, Valves, Bore and Stoke.
$250: cubic inch “P & G” check.
Certified Tech Fee will be deducted from protest money.
Any B-engine will be teched by track tech official.

Visual protest $50    

$600: complete tear down carburetor to oil pan.
$400: Remove 1 head: Check Head, Valves, Bore and Stoke 

Visual Protest in all Classes will Cost $50. Track will retain 100% of Money for Visual Protest. Visual Protest allowed after Heat Races Only.
Track will retain 30% of all other Protest Fees in all Classes.


Engine A: Weight 2275 lbs. after qualifying and after the race.

Max Cubic Inch 365

All steel, flat top piston, flat tappet cam, 23 degree style heads with a 2 degree tolerance and a max of 205 cc intake runner. NO RAISED RUNNER HEADS. No titanium rods.

Spoiler: 8 inch spoiler and sides.

Engine B: Weight 2350 lbs. after qualifying and after the race

Max cubic inch 365. All steel, flat top piston, roller and flat tappet cam, 23 degree style heads with a 2 degree tolerance. NO RAISED RUNNER HEADS or titanium rods.

Spoiler: 8 inch spoiler and sides.

Engine C: Weight 2400 lbs. after qualifying and after the race. Max 365 cubic inch, all steel, 23 style with a 2 degree tolerance.

Spoiler: 8 inch spoiler and sides.

Engine D: GM 525

Weight 2300 lbs. As is from GM.

Spoiler: 8 inch spoiler and sides.

Tire Rule: Front open.
Rear tires Hoosier 1600 or American Racer 56. Both rear tires must punch 55.
Rear tires “Hoosier ” must have shoulder plate. “American Racer” 56 must have serial numbers JDKAX, JDKUX, J414D, or JKW.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series body rules apply.

Rear Deck Height: Deck height 38 inches high all the way across to the bottom of the t-bar at any time.


Crate Engine P\N 88958602 2200#
Crate Engine P\N 88598604 2300#
Engines must meet GM factory specs and rebuilt engines must meet GM rebuild specs
Must have all GM parts
Assemble height on GM 604 engine can be no less than 1.780″
Must have GM 604 stock valve springs
All engines must have factory GM sealing bolts, any Crate Sanction Seal System Allowed
No Black Market Seals, Any other Seal System call for Approval
604 Engine 1″ max Carburetor Spacer
602 Engine 2″ max Carburetor Spacer
No tri-y headers
Engine placement 7″ from center of Ball Joint to #1 Spark plug
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series body rules apply
8″ Spoiler and 8″ Sides Max
Racing Gas or E85 Only

Tire Rule: Front open.
Both rear tires must be Hoosier 1600 or American Racer 56, or equivalent being LM 40 or Crate 55.
Both rear tires must punch 55.
Hoosier tires must have shoulder plate, American Racer 56 must have serial numbers JDKAX, JDKUX, J414D, or JKW.
Siping and Grooving Allowed
No Grinding off numbers or compound
Any Tire that has been altered will be illegal and confiscated
All tires will be checked with a durometer
No Chemical treating of tires allowed
All tires subject to sampling at any time
All Engines are subject to impound and tear-down.
All weights are after qualifying and the race. NO BURNOFF.


In order to be eligible to run in this class you cannot have won a race in either a Super Late Model or Limited Late Model in the past 3 years (Calendar Date) at any track.

If you move up in class on any given night, such as Limited or Crate Late Model, to try and earn extra money because the car count is low or a special event for that class, you will be penalized by having to start the next 2 Sportsman events that you attend on the rear.

This class is intended for the low budgeted and entry level Late Model teams.

Body Rule:
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series body rules apply

Rear Deck Height: Deck height 38 inches high all the way across to the bottom of the t-bar at any time.

Engine A: 604 or 602 GM Crate
Must remain stock as they came from GM. Must remain as listed in GM technical manual p.n. 38958668. Fastrak and NeSmith specs are legal. Rebuilt motors are allowed. Do not have to be sealed
Weight: 604- 2350 lbs
602- 2250 lbs

Engine B: 362 max CI
Weight for Engine B is 2400 lbs

GM Cast Steel Block. No after market blocks.
One or two piece rear seal, no block lighting, no splayed main caps
All Components must remain in stock location
No raised or over sized cam journals
No over sized lifters. (.842)
Max bore 4.065
Stock stroke 3.480

Steel Rods – 5.700 Length only
I-Beam Style – press fit pins or floated rods
No titanium or aluminum
Piston Flat Top 2 or 4 valve pocket style

Oiling Systems:
No dry sump
No vacuum pumps
No external pumps

Steel stock stroke (3.480)
Min. weight 48lbs. with key & front timing gear
Rod and main journals 0.030 under max.
Balancing o.k.

Cam – Lifter:
Hydraulic Only Max Valve Lift .460″ (checked at push rod with no rocker arm)
0.842 lifter diameter only
No mushroom lifter
No ceramic lifter
No roller lifter
Cam bearing journals must be OEM (1.868)
Timing chain only, no gear drive, no belt drive
Protest fee is $150, track retains 30%

Steel only must be GM head
No after market heads allowed
Straight plug only
Heads must be 23 deg.
Angle milling allowed, not to exceed 1 deg.
All heads must remain as cast
Steel or stainless steel valves only no titanium or other materials
Under cut stems allowed – no hollow stem
Max valve size 2.02/1.60 minimum valve weight 2.02 109 grams 1.60 94 grams
Must remain 11/32 stem diam.
CC limit on intake runner 175max
60cc min.
Limit on combustion chamber
No porting, polishing, grinding excessive deburring in
any breathing area
No shot preening, no media blasting
Heads may be deburred on outside areas only
Valve spring pockets may be machined
Max spring pressure 105 lbs seat-260 lbs open. It will be checked on the engine with a LSM gauge.
Multi-Angle valve job permitted machine cut only
Max .900 below seat
No hand blending allowed
All angles must remain concentric with valve guide
May be machine for push rod clearance
No shaft style rockers, stud style only
No raised runners
Intake Manifold:
Intake must be cast aluminum
Porting or polishing not allowed
Two piece manifolds not allowed

Any 4150 carburetor
Gas or E85

Any ignition
No magnetos
No traction control
No crank triggers
Electronic boxes buy rule $300

No tri-y style allowed. All headers must be standard 4 into 1 style. No stainless headers.
Headers buy rule $300
All pumps and pulleys must be mounted in the standard location on the engine.
No bell housing mounted pulleys. No electric fans.
No adjustable suspension devices mounted in the driver’s compartment. Brake adjusters are permitted.

Shocks & Suspension:
Shocks must be non-adjustable, no external reservoirs permitted, shocks may be steel or aluminum. Schrader valve OK, no external reservoirs permitted or turntable knobs. Any shock may be claimed for $200, coil-over kit not included.
Steel drive or aluminum shafts permitted. Carbon fiber drive shafts allowed, but not mandatory. They are encouraged for safety, but not required because of added cost.
Standard steel axles only, no titanium axles. Axles may be solid or gun drilled.
No oil filled hubs.
Brake rotors must be steel. No lightened or cut rotors. Brake rotors can be solid or drilled. Rotors must be 1.25 inch thick, unless using stock style GM brakes. No .810 rotors.
All suspension components must be made of steel or aluminum, no titanium parts, no spring bars on rear 4 link
Standard slip yoke transmission only. No ball-spline transmissions. Transmissions
must be aluminum or steel, no magnesium transmissions. Reverse starter mount bell housings permitted, steel or aluminum only

Tire Rule:

Both rear tires must be American Racer 56 or Hoosier 1600, or equivalent being LM40 or Crate 55.
Hoosier must have shoulder plate, American Racer 56 must have serial numbers JDKAX, JDKUX, J414D, or JKW.
Rear tires must punch 55 before qualifying and feature race. No tolerance.
If you punch less than 55 before qualifying, you will only have 1 lap to qualify.
No front tire rule, open tire.
Tire may be checked for chemical soaking
Random samples may be taken and sent to a lab for testing. If samples are collected, winnings will be held until test results come back from lab.
If lab results prove tires to be illegal, you will be disqualified. There will be a $300 fine before you race again at Volunteer Speedway.

General Rules:
1. Tires must have all numbers and name on the tire. No grinding off numbers or names. Anytime this is altered, will be illegal.
2. Engine set back will be 6 inches from center of top ball joint to the most forward spark plug
3. Track reserves the right to delete, change or amend rules in the interest of competition
4. Any gasoline will be allowed. No alcohol. E 85 gasoline will be allowed. The specific gravity may not exceed .750 Protest fee will be $50
5. Weight must be posted on right side A pillar
If weight is not posted, you will only have 1 qualify lap
Failure to post correct weight will result in disqualification
Late Model drivers and Sportsman drivers are not allowed to run in Late Model and Sportsman race both. Must run in only 1 of these
Time limit on tear down must be done in a timely manner. Track official will monitor this. If the official declares that this has not been done in a timely manner, the track official reserves the right to declare disqualification
The track reserves the right to amend, delete or change rules in the interest of competition.
All protest ( engine, buy rules) with the exception of a visual is to be done after the race is completed.



a. Any cubic inch allowed – open engine.

b. Cast iron block and cylinder heads (only). Absolutely no aluminum block or heads!

c. Aluminum or cast iron intake permitted.

c. No dry sump.

d. One carburetor permitted (2-barrel or 4-barrel).

e. Gas only.

f. No turbo. No supercharger. No nitrous oxide. No nitro methane.


a. Stock or MSD ignition permitted (no magneto).

b. Absolutely no traction control permitted!


a. 104-inch wheelbase (minimum).

b. Coil spring rear suspension cars must have full frame to center of the rear end. Coil spring cars will use factory design (Example: Metric cars will use 2 triangulated upper and 2 lower trailing arms).

c. Camaro and Nova front stub cars may be tube from the front clip back for leaf spring rear suspension ONLY. … Full frame leaf spring conversions are OK. May run a floated right rear.

d. Rear control arms to be: Upper 10-inch minimum, 12-inch maximum … Lower 18-inch minimum, 21-inch maximum. (Can be aftermarket)

e. One (1) shock per corner, total of four (4) on car. Schrader Valve shocks are OK.

f. No canister shock. No aluminum body shock.

g. No coil over shock. No adjustable shock.

h. No coil over eliminators, brake floaters, j-bars, panhard bars, lift bars, birdcages, or pull bars.

i. Upper ball joint to be even with #1 spark plug.

j. No quick change rear ends. 9-inch floated rear end acceptable.

k. No strut cars.

l. No wide 5 hubs or wide 5 adaptors.

m. Weight jacks are permitted.

n. Leaf spring rear end acceptable.

o. No progressive springs. No spring rubbers.

p. Minimum 5-inch diameter springs.

q. Stock steering box (no late model type rack and pinion). May use quick release steering wheel with steering column in stock location.


a. 3,000 pounds

b. Driver will receive 25 lb. weight break if wearing approved HANS device.


a. Front Tires – Open. Rear tires must punch 55.

b. Steel wheels only (No aluminum wheels permitted)

c. 10-inch maximum width.

d. Longer studs permitted, can be double-nutted.


a. Any transmission permitted (stock, Bert, Brinn, etc. – but must have reverse gear).


a. Headers are permitted, but no turn-down headers are allowed to be turned down toward the racing surface.


a. Aluminum, steel, and composite body panels are permitted (rear may be left open). … Wagon roofs are allowed.

b. After market stock appearing nose pieces are permitted. No wedge style Late Model noses.

c. 8-inch rear spoiler height maximum.

d. Spoiler supports to be no more than 23 1/2 inches long with no more than three (3) supports permitted.

e. Front bumpers must be constructed of 1 3/4-inch round or 1 1/2-inch square .095 tubing (maximum). Must turn and extend rearward behind the nose a minimum of 6 inches (no welded 90* or sharp edges).

f. Rear bumpers must be constructed of 2-inch round or 2-inch square .095 tubing (maximum). Must turn and extend forward behind the quarter panel a minimum of 18 inches (No welded 90* or sharp edges).

g. Hood and trunk must be fastened with hood pins.


· Body must maintain standard windshield openings and standard body size, no narrowing of bodies of any kind. No spoilers, air dams or aerodynamic enhancing devices of any kind allowed any place on car or chassis. These cars are intended to represent the era when they were originally racing.
· Bodies must be made of fiberglass and in the style of 1932, 1934, of the 1940 era cars. Must have solid firewall and floorboard.
· No covering of side or rear windows is allowed. The passenger side window must be cut out to allow driver exit. A roof hatch is allowed. Rear window openings no larger than: SEDAN 9 ½ inches tall 44 inch width, COUPE 7 ½ inches tall 47 inch width.
· No part shall protrude through the hood other than hood retaining hardware.
· No mirrors allowed.
· Side nerf-bars can be of owners design as long as they protect from tire climbing as much as possible. The front and rear of the nerf-bars must be curved in toward body closer than outer edge of tire. No open end bars exposed to other cars are allowed. The nerf-bars can come through the body and connect to the roll cage and or the frame. They cannot be built of any stock over 1 ¾” outside diameter.
· A firewall and floorboard must cover as much of interior area as is reasonably possible. The firewall and floorboard may be constructed of aluminum or metal.
· Bumper Mounts (2 per side). If front or rear bumper becomes unattached, car will be parked for that event. Rear bumper not to exceed 76 inches.

· The frame must be from the 1978-1988 mid size metric GM. 106″ wheel base minimum. The frame must maintain its stock dimensions no holes or cutting to lighten. Roll cage set back: 22 inches from center of rear end housing to closest point of roll cage, with a 1 inch tolerance. A minimum of 1 ¾ inch by .095 inch O.D. Round steel tubing must be used for roll cage. All 4 points of hoop bar must be welded directly to frame.
· The frame is required to have an x-brace built in to the bottom of it. It must be attached to the original frame no brackets off of frame.
· Only steel shocks. $75 buy rule each.
· A fully adjustable dual master cylinder brake pedal and master cylinder assembly is allowed. Any aftermarket steel caliper is allowed.
· Springs, minimum of 5 inches outside of diameter. There is no minimum or maximum length requirement. Front and rear springs must mount in original locations. No coil-over shock and spring combinations allowed. The spring mounts on the top of the rear end housing can be made or modified so springs set on them properly.
· Weight jack bolts are allowed on all 4 corners as are spring buckets. The side of the frame beside the front springs can be cut out to owner’s choice.
· Any size diameter front sway bar is allowed from any stock production vehicle. Any mounting and adjustment design can be used. GM, Ford, Chrysler or other allowed. Any rear sway bar allowed.
· Any power steering gear allowed that will bolt on original GM location.
· Any power steering pump and pulley assembly allowed. Any manual steering box allowed. Steering quickeners are allowed. No rack and pinion units allowed!
· Tie rods, drag links, idler arm and steering arm must all be OEM parts for this chassis. Steering box and idler arm can be shimmed at the frame mount for best alignment, or clearance problems as from wreck damage, or front frame rail alignment.
· Aftermarket steel rotors are allowed on front spindles and any size lug studs are allowed. OEM rotors can be reinforced for safety.
· Only metric 1978 to 1988 chassis spindles are allowed. No big metric spindles allowed.
· Both front lower A-frames and all 4 rear control arms must be stock and original length. Stock rear uppers may be modified.
· All frame and control arm mount points must be in original location.
· Any upper A-frames can be of owner’s choice. Any location is allowed for vertical placement of inner mounting point of upper A-frame or center line of A-frame pivot shaft. No minimum clearance from frame to pivot shaft center-line is required. Upper A-frame mount holes can be slotted vertically or horizontally if wanted.
· The front chassis cross member can be trimmed off below drag link assembly for ease of repairs or clearance.

· A catch can is required to be connected to all radiators.
· Radiator must mount in front of engine.
· OEM type belt drive water pump.

· Steel driveshaft only.
· A driveshaft loop is required just rear of the front u-joint.
· The driveshaft must be painted white.

· All cars are required to have a master shutoff switch mounted in clear view and reach of the driver’s window for easy emergency crew access.
· No traction control.
· No radios are allowed.
· OEM type distributor is required. Any HEI Large Cap Distributor.

· No 265, 283, 302, 327, 350 or 400 engines allowed.
· Any steel I-beam rod, 5.7 length only. Any rod bolt, rods must be style and profile of stock GM production rod. 2.100″ rod size can be used, rod beams cannot be polished. Outside of rod must have all casting marks.
· Only 305 cubic inch  Chevrolet engines allowed. They must be original 1 or 2 piece rear main seal design. Cast iron blocks only. No 4-bolt main blocks allowed. A maximum of 0.060 overbore plus tolerance equaling 3.806″ allowed or 316 cubic inch. No additional tolerance allowed.
· Legal heads consist of the cast iron emissions GM factory head. Replace it with this: Any 305 head with 184 max valves 53cc up to 1996 model. No Vortex heads. They must be totally of the same design as original on the early 305 engines such as valve angles, valve cover mounting and total bolt pattern for head bolts and intake bolts. Any head that shows definite performance gains will be omitted from competition. No vortec head or intake combination allowed.
· No porting or polishing allowed. Valve face and seat angle combinations are to owner’s option. Valve guides and seat replacement is ok but do nothing to improve placement or locating angles. Heads are meant to only have a good basic head job done and nothing to build significant horsepower gains in flow or other characteristics. Resurfacing is allowed. The boss shoulder where the short head bolts go through cannot be shorter than 7/8″ or 0.875″. Head gaskets must be no less than 0.038″ minimum thickness after compressed.
· Balancing of all rotating parts allowed. No excessive metal removal. Any crank minimum weight of 50 pounds with cam gear. It can have your normal engine rebuilding work, but no major weight saving or knife edging of throws allowed. Journal radius work is ok. The stock 3.48″ stroke must be maintained. No 2.00″ rod journals. The oil flow holes may be chamferred.
· Valves must be of original 1.50″ and 1.84″ diameters or smaller. Aftermarket stainless steel valves or such equivalent are allowed. Brush or swirl finish valves are allowed but no mirror finish valves. OEM stem size is required. Valve springs cannot be more than 1.275″ diameter. Springs can only be of original style consisting of 1 outer spring and 1 inner flat style damper spring. Springs must have no more than 120 pounds closed seat pressure.
· Any type steel springs retainer and keeper assembly allowed. Any screw-in or press-in rocker studs allowed. These include 3/8″ or 7/16″ rocker studs. Guide plates are allowed, as are hardened push rods of any length. Stud girdles are optional. Stamped steel long-slot rocker arms, roller tip rockers, or roller rockers are allowed. Rocker ration is optional.
· The cam must be a flat tappet hydraulic design with original size diameter lifters. No mushroom or roller lifters allowed. Hydraulic lifter only. The cam lift cannot exceed .420″ at the valve. This is checked with a solid lifter in place of the hydraulic lifter. A 0.005″ tolerance will be allowed or maximum due to production tolerances allowed by cam manufacturers. Nothing more than that will pass as legal. This is the maximum left allowed regardless of ration rocker you have chosen to use.
· Pistons can be cast or forged. They must have 4 eyebrow marks defined in the piston dome flat top design. Defined dish pistons allowed with only 2 eyebrows but no solid dome pistons allowed. Wrist pins can be floating or pressed and bushings allowed. No gas porting of pistons from the top allowed.
· Block decking is allowed. This is checked with a straight edge held in line with wrist pin and engine cranked over with starter. Piston must not hit straight edge above block while cranking. All normal engines rebuilding machine work allowed on block. Oil drain holes can be screened. Oil paths can be polished to assist in return flow. Do not get exotic with your work as you could push over the limit. Minor work is allowed.
· Any standard production stamped GM small block Chevy intake for trucks and cars allowed. Commonly used casting numbers are 14057055, 14014432 and 10185063. They can be of 2 or 4 barrel design and cast iron or aluminum. They must be of the late model emissions type with EGR valve mount on the intake. It must be plugged off and not functional. No vortec, off-road or marine intakes allowed. No porting or polishing allowed. A carburetor spacer or adapter with a 1.5″ maximum thickness allowed.
· Any timing gear and chain allowed. No gear drives allowed. A cam walk button and cam thrust bearing allowed.
· Any harmonic balancer may be used. There is a $100 buy rule for balancer.

· Engine location is to be setting as close as possible to the center of the race car chassis between the front frame rails.
· Setback-Second plug back to be no further back than center of upper ball joint. 1 inch tolerance.

· Any header may be used. There will be a $300 buy rule for headers.

· Gas Only, NO E85 or Oxygenated.
· Box stock Holley 2 barrel 4412 only. No other 2 barrel or 4 barrel carburetor allowed. $300 buy rule on carburetor.
· Any fuel pump allowed that mounts on original engine fuel pump location. No belt drive or electric fuel pumps allowed.
· Any air cleaner is allowed as long as it does not force outside air into the air cleaner as in a ram air effect. Any flow directional device used inside the air cleaner is permitted.
· A fuel cell is required of no more than 8 gallon capacity. It must be mounted above and between the rear springs. Rear side of fuel cell cannot be further than 3 inch rear of rear most point of rear end assembly cover. A maximum of 2270 cubic inch outside displacement allowed.

· Engine must retain a wet sump system. Flow routing can be of owner’s choice. Remote oil tanks are not allowed.
· No dry sump allowed.

· The rear axle assembly for 78 thru 88 midsize GM metric cars such as Monte Carlo, Cutlass, Regal or Grand Prix. Either 7.5″ or 7.625″.
· No 9 inch Ford or quick change rear ends.
· Gear ration – ANY
· Any steel axle may be used for safety.
· The carrier for the ring gear can be of owner’s choice, no full spools, a locker positrac and spider eliminator or welded spiders or mini locker. GM CARRIER ONLY.
· Standard drum brake set-up or standard OEM disc brakes on rear axle assembly with steel caliper such as Camaro or Firebird. NO AFTER MARKET ALLOWED.

· Only the GM TURBO 350 automatic transmission is allowed. No turbo 400, Power Glide or MANUAL transmissions allowed. All length 350 turbo transmissions allowed. Cases with Chevy and B.O.P. bolt patterns allowed. Transmissions buy rule $450 with convertor.
· A stock torque convertor is required. A 12 inch outside diameter is required.
· No valve pedals.

· Maximum tread width on front and rear is 76 inches.
· Width is determined at the axle of the spindle center-line and at the widest point on the tire sidewall.

· Minimum car weight is 2500 pounds with driver after race.

· Only 8 inch wide and 15 inch diameter steel wheels allowed.
· Only 2 inch, 3 inch and 4 inch offset wheels are allowed on either side.
· Only 8 inch wide by 15 inch tires.
· 26.5 Or 27.5 American Racer Medium Compound or Hoosier Medium Compound Tire.

· No drilling, grinding, acid dipping, coating, cutting or any other means allowed for purposes of weight reduction, aerodynamics, air flow or any other purpose allowed on engine, body, frame, or any other part of car.

· See Race Track Rules and Fees.

HEADS – Any 305 with 184 max valve 53cc up to 1996 model. NO vortec!

FUEL – NO E-85 or oxygenated

BUY RULES – Shocks $75 each
Headers $300
Transmission and Converter $450
Balancer $100
Carburetor $300
Motor $2500
Option to protested can swap for $500
Minus Carburetor and Adapter, Fuel Pump, Power Steering, Fan Blades and Pulleys
Any buy rule claim can only be done after feature race.


Volunteer Speedway will utilize UMP rules for 2018. Click the link below for the complete set of rules.