Dacotah Speedway Rules
Dacotah Speedway Track Procedures, Rules, Transponder Mounting, and Hobby Stock Rules
RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER: The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS 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 to a participant, spectator or official. The race director(s) shall be empowered to permit minor deviations from any of the specifications herein or to impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation of or deviation from these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. THEIR DECISION IS FINAL.
Penalties, policies and procedures will be fully enforced by Dacotah Speedway track officials and the Board of Directors of the Bismarck-Mandan Stock Car Association.
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General Dacotah Speedway Rules
- Driver is sole spokesman for car owner and pit crew in any and all matters pertaining to the race, and only the driver shall take part in any arbitration with the officials.
- Driver is responsible for the conduct and actions of his/her crew members. Unsportsmanlike conduct by drivers, owners and/or pit crews shall be grounds for disqualification and/or punitive action.
- No driver, crew member, car owner, spectator, or any other person shall subject officials to abuse, vulgar or improper language. Remember that this is a family sporting event.
- No driver, crew member, car owner, spectator, or any other person shall participate in any fight or any other type of disturbance on the premises.
- All nationally sanctioned classes shall abide by the BMSCA rules in addition to the rules set forth herein.
- Modifieds: BMSCA has elected the Modified class to be sanctioned by IMCA. All IMCA rules and procedures are in full force and effect, in addition to the rules set forth herein. In the event a rule conflicts between IMCA’s rulebook and BMSCA’s rulebook, BMSCA’s rulebook shall prevail so long as it does not cause the driver to be fined or otherwise penalized by IMCA. A copy of IMCA’s current rule book can be found at imca.com
- Street Stocks: BMSCA has elected the Street Stock class to be sanctioned by WISSOTA. All WISSOTA rules and procedures are in full force and effect, in addition to the rules set forth herein. In the event a rule conflicts between WISSOTA’s rulebook and BMSCA’s rulebook, BMSCA’s rulebook shall prevail so long as it does not cause the driver to be fined or otherwise penalized by WISSOTA. A copy of WISSOTA’s current rule book can be found at wissota.org
- Legends: BMSCA has elected the Legends class to be sanctioned by INEX. All Legends rules and procedures are in full force and effect, in addition to the rules set forth herein. In the event a rule conflicts between INEX’s rulebook and BMSCA’s rulebook, BMSCA’s rulebook shall prevail so long as it does not cause the driver to be fined or otherwise penalized by INEX. A copy of INEX’s current rule book can be found at 600racing.com
- Sport Compacts: BMSCA has elected the Sport Compact class to be sanctioned by IMCA. All IMCA rules and procedures are in full force and effect, in addition to the rules set forth herein. In the event a rule conflicts between IMCA’s rulebook and BMSCA’s rulebook, BMSCA’s rulebook shall prevail so long as it does not cause the driver to be fined or otherwise penalized by IMCA. A copy of IMCA’s current rule book can be found at imca.com
- No drivers or crew members may enter the pits until he/she has personally signed all Releases and Waivers. No one will be permitted to sign for someone else.
- All persons under the age of 16 who enter the pits must have a signed Minor Waiver on file.
- The flagman is in charge of all racecars on the race track, and has the final decision concerning matters on the race track. Decisions, interpretation of all rules, and scoring positions shall be final. No arguing with the officials.
- Only race officials will be allowed on the track during a yellow or red flag. Penalties will be enforced for violation of this policy. Penalties may include the car being sent to the back, loss of points, loss of money, and/or suspension. Race Officials will decide what penalty fits the offense.
- If, for any reason, a car is unable to continue while on the track (accident or mechanical problems), the driver MUST remain inside the car until assistance arrives, unless there is a perceived danger (such as a fire). Penalties may be enforced for violation of this policy.
- No driver changes will be allowed after a car has qualified for the feature.
- Once the line-ups are done, if you are unable to start your appointed heat race, you may be allowed to start tail end in the last heat at the discretion of the head flagman.
- A yellow flag on the first lap of a race constitutes a complete restart. Line up two abreast in your original position (unless sent to the back by the flagman). Any car that is thought to have started racing before the green flag falls (jumping the start) will be relegated to the rear of the field.
- When the race is yellow flagged after at least one full lap of racing, cars will line up single file, so officials can put cars in order via Raceciever. If cars do not go single file for line up, they will be sent to the back for holding up the show.
- The car(s) which caused the yellow flag will restart at the rear of the field.
- If you intentionally spin out or stop for the purpose of causing a yellow flag or a restart, you may be disqualified at the head flagman’s discretion.
- A car that causes a yellow during a heat race will be sent to the tail end. A car causing a second yellow will be black flagged and sent to the pits.
- After the second yellow flag in any feature or consi race, any driver that causes the third caution will be black flagged and sent to the pits. Any driver that causes two yellow flags in a feature or consi race will be black flagged and sent to the pits. This will be at the flagman or race director’s discretion.
- Any car entering the pits during a yellow flag, for any reason, will restart at the tail end of the field.
- Once the yellow light is turned off for a start or restart, the pit officials at the entrance to the track will determine if it is safe for a car to pull onto the track. DO NOT pull onto the track unless an official signals for you to do so. If you are in the pits when the green flag drops to start or restart a race, you will not be allowed to join/rejoin the race, unless a yellow comes out before a lap is completed.
- Red flag means there is a serious safety related condition on the race track. All cars must come to a complete stop immediately. Cars may be sent to the pits until condition is resolved. No work may be done to cars while on the track. Drivers must remain in their cars unless directed by official or if danger such as fire is present. Pit crews are not allowed on the track during a red flag.
- Any car not able to maintain a safe racing speed will be black flagged. Any car considered to be a hazard for any reason may be black flagged at the discretion of the officials.
- A race may be stopped at the discretion of the track officials at should they consider it dangerous or unsafe to continue.
- The top three cars from the Heat races and top five cars from the Consis and Features must report to the scale immediately following the race to weigh. If the driver does not go directly to the scale, avoids going to the scale, does not remain at the scale until weighed, or does not meet minimum weight, a disqualification for that race will result. If the car does not meet minimum weight, it will be re-scaled one time. The car will be pushed off the scale, the scale will be zeroed, and the car will be pushed back onto the scale. No other cars will be permitted to weigh during this time. If the car leaves the scale for any reason before re-scaling, a disqualification for that race will result.
- The pit meeting will begin 20 minutes prior to the start of the race. BE ON TIME. Everyone in the pits will attend the pit meeting and remain for the National Anthem. All engines and generators will be turned off before the pit meeting.
- The number of cars in a heat race will be determined by race officials. The number of cars in Features will be determined by number of cars in each class. 26 or more cars in a class may result in consolation races.
- Raceceivers and Transponders are required for ALL drivers ANY TIME the car is on the track. If you have your helmet on, the Raceciver must be on. Raceciever checks will be done. If officials believe that you do not have a working Raceciever, the car will be black flagged. Raceceiver channel is 000. Frequency is 454.0000
- Officials will cannot and will not work on cars. If sheet metal, bumpers, etc. are half torn off the car, the car must go to the pit area and have it fixed. After going to the pit area, the car will start in the back of the field.
- Any car that is deemed unsafe for a mechanical reason or any other reason will be sent to the pits.
- Securely mounted window nets must be used and must be up at all times cars are on the track. Cars may be black flagged for not having window net in place. Some classes permit arm restraints in place of a window net. Please consult the rule book for your respective class.
- The flagman and/or race official(s) have the right to disqualify any car and/or driver for misconduct or not complying with the rules.
- A car must take the green flag in the “A” feature to be eligible for payout.
- Cars must start the night with all parts in place. Hood, all sheet metal, all body work, etc. must be in place to take green flag.
- During feature races only, a yellow flag occurring after leader has taken the white flag will constitute a yellow/checkered finish. Cars will finish in the order of last completed lap, with the offending car being scored in last position.
- No car will stop on the race surface to talk with an official unless a safety concern needs to be communicated such as debris on the track.
- All Features have a 20-minute time limit, excluding time for red flags. If a yellow flag comes out and the time limit has been reached or is close (determined by flagman and race officials) the race will be designated as complete. The last completed lap will be the finish order.
- Restarts will be lined up according to the Delaware Start. The first place car is out front alone. Second place picks inside or outside of second row, third place gets remaining position. Fourth place car is always on the inside of the third row. Remaining cars line up in order.
- Restarts may be single file at discretion of the head flagman.
- Green Flag: The race track is open for racing.
- Yellow Flag: All cars are required to slow down immediately upon seeing the caution light or flag and get single file as soon as possible. No passing, stopping or racing to the starting line on a yellow. Cars found to be passing or otherwise messing up the lineup may be put to the back of the pack.
- Black Flag: A black flag is a consultation flag and will be given whenever it is determined that a competitor must go to the pits. Drivers who receive a black flag and refuse to stop racing and cause the race to be stopped may be fined up to $100. Anyone who approaches the flag stand physically or verbally after receiving a Black Flag will be fined a minimum of $100 and/or a suspension.
- Red Flag: There is a serious safety related condition on the Race Track. (See rule #14 under Race Procedures for further clarification.)
- Yellow Flag crossed with Black: Any driver causing any yellow from this point on will be black flagged.
- A black flag folded up or shaking black flag at driver is a warning to a driver he/she may be too aggressive towards fellow competitors and will be black flagged if it continues.
PENALTIES FOR UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT
- Unsportsmanlike conduct, threatening or obscene gestures, foul language, abuse aimed at an official, promoter, employee, competitor, sponsor or volunteer may result in the following:
- Fine up to $500.
- Suspension from competition for up to one year.
- Forfeiture of payout for that race.
- Forfeiture of all points for that race and/or season.
- Sanctioning body will be notified of the infraction for possible fines, disqualification, and/or suspension.
- Rough Driving
- Fine up to $500
- Forfeiture of payout for that race.
- Forfeiture of all points for that race and/or season.
- Fighting, misconduct on the track, in the pits, or on the track premises.
- Fine up to $500.
- Suspension from competition of up to one year.
- Forfeiture of payout for that race.
- Forfeiture of all points for the race and/or season.
- Sanctioning body will be notified of the infraction for possible fines, disqualification, and/or suspension.
- Safety equipment must be in good, usable condition as judged by the tech crew. This includes suit, helmet, gloves, shoes, neck brace or Frontal Head Restraint (HANS), etc.
- No alcoholic beverages may be consumed by ANY person in the pit area(s) until the completion of the ENTIRE race program. Violation of this policy may result in loss of pay, loss of points, and/or suspension.
- The Bismarck-Mandan Stock Car Association board of directors reserves the right to make changes to these rules and procedures as needed.
- Dacotah Speedway may conduct tire testing as a part of technical inspection procedures. The purpose of this testing is to determine if a tire has been chemically altered in violation of rules set by the respective sanctioning body. Dacotah Speedway will employ a 3rd party testing laboratory to analyze samples taken from tires in question. If a tire sample tests positive for chemical alteration, the result will be:
- A loss of pay and points for the night in question
- A 30-day suspension from participation in race events at Dacotah Speedway
- Referral to the respective sanctioning body for possible further disciplinary actions, and
- Dacotah Speedway will bill the driver $150 to cover costs incurred related to testing
Transponder Installation Specifications
Modifieds: Right side of the engine on the mid plate.
Legends: Right rear upright where the panhard bar is mounted, or the same upright on the left side.
Street Stocks: Right side of car, inside the frame rail, approximately 21-23 inches behind the lower ball joint.
Hobby Stocks: Right side of car, inside the frame rail, approximately 21-23 inches behind the lower ball joint.
IMCA Sport Compacts: To the rear, 24 inches. Measured from the centerline of the rear axle to the centerline of the transponder.
General Mounting Instructions
All transponders will be mounted on the passenger side (right side). A mount may be needed to be fabricated.
Mount as low as possible, slightly above the lower frame rail or the lowest protected point. 24 inches is the maximum height, but should be kept as low as possible to keep a strong signal.
Your measurement should be accurate to less than 1 inch.
Avoid or protect from exhaust heat
Mount securely; you don’t want it to fall off during the race.
The center line of the transponder will be the arrow on the body or on the bracket. The arrow shows the mounting direction.
HOBBY STOCK RULES
All points are awarded to the driver. No car changes are allowed after the heat race. In the event a car is inoperable PRIOR to the heat race, another car may be used so long as that car has not been already qualified for that night’s feature. The transponder and car number must be transferred to the new car, although the track has discretion to allow exemptions if a situation dictates.
Points will follow the current WISSOTA points system in all other aspects.
A. BODY RULES
- Any American made car with a minimum factory specification of 108 inch wheel base, maximum difference ½” from side to side.
- No vans, trucks, station wagons, or convertibles.
- Minimum weight with driver: 321 cu. in or less = 3400 pounds, 322 to 367 cu. in. = 3600 pounds, over 367 cu. in. = 3800 pounds.
- No reinforcing, cutting apart, welding, or modification of anything on the vehicle is allowed except as specified.
- All glass and flammable materials must be removed.
- Hood inner structure may be removed.
- Front wheel wells may be removed.
- Inner door structure may be removed to allow for door bars only.
- No removal of rear wheel wells, steel interior panels, or trunk floor (exception for fuel cells, see section K, FUEL CELLS).
- All doors must be welded shut.
- Engine must remain in original position.
- A driveshaft safety loop is required and must be located 6 to 12 inches behind front u-joint. The hoop must be made of minimum 1/4″ x 2″ steel and, if bolt-in type used, must be mounted with minimum Grade 5 hardware. Loop must be 360 degrees around shaft. NO chain allowed. Driveshaft must be painted white.
- Rear bumper must be stock mounted and tied to rear fenders with straps.
- No gutting of bumpers — front or rear.
- A short piece of 3/8 chain must be bolted through a hole in the bumper and a hole in the frame to prevent the bumper from falling off. This applies to both front and rear bumpers.
- Any stock front bumper allowed. You may replace your factory shock absorber mount with tubing no larger than 1 3/4″ diameter with a .095 wall thickness. Bracing any bumper is permitted using the same material no wider than 48″ behind the bumper. Straps from front bumper to fender are allowed and recommended.
- Body must match frame and wheel base.
- Rub bars may be used on the sides of the car but must be mounted only to the body. They cannot be tied to the roll cage. Rub bar maximum 2″ diameter tubing with tapered ends.
- Sheet, roll plastic, or manufactured nose piece may be used.
- No enclosed cockpits.
- No lead or other ballast is permitted to be mounted in the cockpit area of the car.
- All lead or ballast must be painted white, labeled with the car number, and mounted to the car with a minimum of two ½” diameter bolts.
B. ROLL CAGE
- A six (6) point roll cage is mandatory: Main cage must consist of minimum 1.75 inch O.D. tubing, with a wall thickness of at least .095 inch. There must be one post by each windshield post and two behind the driver with all four connected at the top with a roof hoop. You must have an angle brace from the driver’s front of the roof hoop to the right rear of the roof hoop. You must have an angle brace running from the upper right corner to the lower left corner behind the driver. The two back bars must run from the top left and top right of the roof hoop to the rear of the car. A protective bar running from the front left cage post forward and down to the frame to protect the driver’s foot area is recommended. A minimum of three inches of clearance from the top of the cage to the top of the driver’s head is required.
- Minimum of four (4) 3/8″ windshield bars.
- Minimum of three (3) door bars on the left side. Must be 1.75 inch O.D. tubing, with a wall thickness of at least .095 inch.
- No offset cages.
- No set back cages.
- X-bracing under car is allowed and recommended.
- Steel door plate, 20 gauge minimum thickness, must be securely welded to outside of door bars on driver’s side. Plate must cover area from top of door bar to rocker panel and from rear main hoop post to 5 inches in front of seat.
C. BELTS, SEAT, AND SAFETY ITEMS
- Each driver must have a fire extinguisher in his/her pit.
- Aluminum racing seats only. No fiberglass seats. No composite material seats. Seat must be mounted in stock location and not set back.
- A tail light in the rear window is required and must be on at all times the car is on the track.
- Must have SFI Approved 5-point racing harness. Seat belts must consist of a three inch lap belt and double three inch shoulder belts that release with one mechanism. Belts must be no more than three years old.
- A driver’s side window net is mandatory. Window net must be mounted with solid mount at the bottom of the window and latch at the top. Latch must be readily accessible by both driver and safety personnel.
- Helmet must be a Snell approved full-face helmet. All helmets must have at least SA2010 rating.
- MUST have an SFI approved fire-resistant driving suit.
- Neck brace made of a fire-resistant material or a Frontal Head Restraint (HANS) is mandatory.
- Fire resistant gloves and shoes are mandatory.
- All holes in firewall and floor pan must be covered with metal.
D. ENGINE. STOCK!!!
- Stock cast iron two barrel intake ONLY. No porting, polishing, or gasket matching.
- No aluminum intakes. No carburetor adapters or spacer plates.
- No porting of heads, intake manifolds, or exhaust manifolds.
- Flat tappet hydraulic camshafts only. No roller cams or roller lifters allowed. No mushroom or step lifters allowed. No machining permitted to install cam or lifters. Must be able to remove lifter from top of lifter galley at any time. No truing of lifter bore.
- Stock log type manifolds only. No center dump, Vortec, or LT1 exhaust manifolds. No headers.
- No double hump heads. No Vortec heads. (Casting numbers NOT allowed: 186, 462, 461, 461x, 492, 432, 041, 040, 370, 10239906.)
- NO roller tip rockers, NO roller rockers.
- Heads must match engine. For example: 305 heads on 305 block.
- Stock pistons. No flat-top pistons in 400 cu.in. engine. No domed pistons. Cast piston with 4-value reliefs only. No forged pistons. No Keith Black or any other light weight racing pistons, etc.
- Piston must sit below deck of block.
- Heads cannot be angle milled.
- Stock stroke. Crank must match block. No offset grind.
- Rods must match block. No lightening, grinding, knife edging or polishing of any type. No bushed or floated rods.
- Balancing is allowed.
- Stock two-piece balancer only.
- No aluminum parts other than stock for that engine. No aluminum water pumps.
- Aluminum pulleys allowed.
- Valve seats may be ground no further then 1/4 inch below top of seat. Valve must match head being used. Maximum size valve will be 2.02″ intake and 1.60″ exhaust on Chevy heads. Other manufacturers may be subject to approval.
- Steel non-roller rockers only. No stud girdles. No guide plates. Press fit rocker studs may be replaced with screw in studs. Shouldered style studs allowed. Valley pans allowed. Dodge engines may replace factory non-adjustable rocker arms with factory 273 adjustable rocker arms to permit adjusting valve lash.
- Valve springs must be stock diameter for heads being used. No helper springs. No beehive springs. No oval shaped spring wire.
- Any steel, wet sump oil pan allowed. Racing oil pan allowed. Pan will go with claim.
- 9.5:1 Maximum compression ratio. Will be checked with Katech Whistler Compression Ratio Tester.
E. CARBURETORS AND FUEL
- One 2-barrel carburetor only.
- No front bowl Holley carburetors.
- No marine carburetors or intakes.
- Carburetors must be unaltered OEM, except: booster I.D. may be machined to 0.25 inch, venturi I.D. machined to 1 3/8″ (1.375 inch) and throttle bore I.D machined to 1 11/16″ (1.6875 inch) on Rochester carburetor. 0.625 inch minimum booster height on Rochester carburetor. Holley jets allowed. All other carburetors may be subject to approval.
- Choke can be removed but not the air horn.
- No electric fuel pumps. Mechanical engine driven pumps only.
- Fuel must be pump gasoline only. Up to 10% ethanol-enriched gasoline may be used. No alcohol, no nitrous oxide or nitromethane, no nitrous devices allowed. No methane or propylene oxide allowed.
- Gas pedal, including the use of a racing pedal, must be mounted in stock location on the firewall.
- Ignition must be either point system or stock electronics (HEI). No super coils. No multiple spark boxes (like MSD).
- Two copper/brass radiators or one aluminum radiator allowed.
- Radiator (Stock or Aluminum) must be mounted to Stock OEM radiator support and remain in original position and be operable. Some fabrication or reinforcing of mounting brackets will be allowed as needed for a safe installation. The portion of the radiator support that extends outside the frame rail may be replaced with pipe to tie to the fender. The portion inside the frame rails must remain stock.
- Extra radiator may be used if using a copper\brass radiator. It must be securely mounted inside the car and shielded from the driver. Absolutely NO Aluminum radiators in the rear, stock or not.
H. TRANSMISSION AND REAR END
- Stock 3-speed automatic transmission only. Must be fully functional with three forward gears and working reverse. No lightening or removal of internal parts allowed.
- No powerglides allowed. No manual transmissions allowed.
- Only TH350 and TH400 transmissions allowed in GM. Transmissions in other brands subject to approval.
- Transmission is subject to teardown/protest.
- Stock diameter torque converter only. (Stock to transmission being used.)
- No modified torque converters.
- Posi-traction or welded rear ends are OK. Gear Ratio must be 4.11:1 or less. Aftermarket mini spool allowed. No full spools allowed.
- No inter marriage of rear ends and transmissions.
- No addition of ballast weight of any kind to the rear end housing.
- The battery must be moved inside the car and must be covered and securely fastened. (NO TARP STRAPS). Battery cannot be mounted in cockpit area.
- One battery only — must be 12 volt.
J. BRAKES AND SUSPENSION
- Brakes must be factory stock including master cylinder.
- Drum brakes allowed on rear axle of car only. No drum brakes allowed on the front.
- All cars must have four working brakes at all times. No shut off valves allowed.
- Brake pedal must be of stock length for the make and model of car and must be mounted to the stock position on the firewall.
- No altering of suspension or steering. Steering shaft with u-joints or slip joint is OK. All suspension parts must match frame.
- Shock absorbers must be mounted on the stock upper and lower mounts. No modifications allowed on shock mounts, and mounts must be in stock locations. No tie rod end, heim end or aluminum shocks allowed. One shock per wheel for a total of four shocks per car. No coil over shocks allowed. No spacers of any kind allowed. Shocks must be steel and non-adjustable. No remote or external canister type of shocks allowed. Shocks must be steel body, one piece or multi-piece allowed. No bulb tops, may have removable bushing on shaft end of body. Bushing holder/eyelet must be fixed to body. No Schrader or bladder style valves allowed. Must use stock type shock ends top and bottom. Front half of shocks can be covered.
- Springs must be in the stock location and position; stock spring hangers only. Any 5-inch minimum diameter spring allowed front. Rear springs must have pigtails on both ends. Spring cups/spacers allowed in front but must be steel and non-adjustable.
K. FUEL TANKS
- Fuel tanks must be moved into the trunk area. Trunk floor may be gutted for fuel cell BUT no more than 2 inches around cell. If fuel cell protrudes below trunk floor, a fuel cell guard must be in place. This guard will consist of a piece of tubing, minimum of 1 1/2 inches in diameter, 1 inch below the cell and from frame rail to frame rail. The bottom of the fuel cell cannot be lower than the bottom point of the stock frame rail. Cell must be mounted to the roll cage.
- Maximum capacity of fuel tanks not to exceed 10 gallons. Fuel CELLS may be larger.
- There must be a firewall between the driver and the fuel tank or fuel cell.
- Fuel tank must be securely mounted using a minimum of two (2) 2″ steel straps.
- If a fuel cell is used, it must be in a metal container.
- Fuel cells must have flapper valve installed on filler neck to prevent fuel spillage in the event of a rollover.
L. TIRES AND WHEELS
- DOT tires must be maximum 8″ tread width measured with a tape measure from shoulder to shoulder, NOT manufacturers specification. This will be up to the tech inspector’s discretion. Must be a passenger series tire with P255/60R15 being the largest tire allowed. IMCA G-60, WISSOTA H-40 or WISSOTA 35 tires will be allowed. No defacing of tires. The same tire types and compounds must be run on all four corners of the car. No mixing of tires will be allowed.
- 14″ or 15″ Stock steel wheels, white/chrome spoke or modular wheels. Racing type wheels will be allowed but must weigh a minimum of 19 pounds. All wheels (racing or not) will have a maximum wheel width of 8″ with an offset of 3″ or 4″, plus or minus 1/2″. (This measurement will be from the inside bead area of the wheel to the bolt plate with a tolerance of + or – ½”) NO light weight (less than 19 LBS) racing type wheels allowed.
- NO Wheel Spacers.
- Beadlocks are NOT allowed.
M. GENERAL RULES
This class is designed for stock street cars only. NO high performance or racing parts allowed on this car. Suspension, engine and drive train must remain STOCK. Any areas not covered in the above rules shall be left up to the discretion of the officials. If in doubt — ASK. We will uphold the intent of the rules.
Cars must be neatly numbered using numbers from 1 through 99. Numbers must be at least 18″ high and 10″ wide with a body of 3″. Numbers must be painted on the door on both sides of the car and the roof. A 6″ by 6″ plate with the number painted on it must be placed in the front window and the rear window. All numbers must be of contrasting color to the car. Do not incorporate graphics into your number. Simple block numbers using the above dimensions and of a contrasting color are the easiest to read. Do NOT paint number on the rear quarter panels. Do NOT use shiny reflective or prismatic type decals.
O. CAR APPEARANCE
- All cars will be kept neat appearing. Bodywork hanging off cars and/or sharp edges will not be allowed.
- Minor changes to the body rules may be allowed. For instance, a front valance or a rear spoiler may be allowed that enhances the appearance of the car as long as it is deemed nonfunctional. This will be left to the discretion of the tech inspectors.
P. TRACK OFFICIALS MAY TEAR DOWN ANY CAR AT ANY TIME TO CHECK FOR RULE COMPLIANCE
No driver currently licensed in a higher class by WISSOTA, IMCA, INEX, ETC., will be allowed to participate in the Dacotah Speedway Hobby Stock class. The Board of Directors may grant exceptions to this rule, requested in writing, on a case by case basis.
ENGINE PROTEST RULES
ELIGIBILITY AND FEEs
All race cars competing in the feature event are subject to being protested. Any driver competing in the feature event may protest providing his or her race car meets the minimum weight and is deemed otherwise legal by the tech inspector. Intent to protest must be filed with a track official prior to the start of the feature race and the required protest fee must be tendered at this time. The protest fee shall be $100 for the top end and $200 for the bottom end or $300 for both. If after tear down, the engine is found to be legal, 75% of the protest fee will go to the protested driver and 25% of the fee will be retained by the track. If after tear down, the engine is found to be illegal, 75% of the protest fee will be returned to the driver who protested and 25% will be retained by the track.
Immediately following the completion of the feature race, a track official will notify the driver of the protested race car that his/her race car has been protested. The protested driver shall then proceed directly to the claim area where he/she will receive further instructions as to where the tear down will take place. A track official will be assigned to stay with the protested car until the tear down is completed.
Only the driver may protest. A driver may only protest one engine per race. The tech inspector has the final word on the legality of the race cars involved in the protest. No person shall prevent or interfere with the protest procedure. Only the driver and two pitmen from the protested car may be present at the tear down. Only the driver and one pitman from the protesting car may be present at the tear down. The track will designate appropriate track officials to be present at the tear down.
If an engine is found to be illegal, the driver of the protested car will forfeit all points and money earned for the event at which the engine was protested and may serve up to a 2-event suspension. The 2-event suspension applies to both car and driver. Refusal of a protest will result in the same penalties as above. In the case of a protest refusal, the protest fee will be returned to the driver who protested. A second protest refusal by the same driver in the same racing season shall result in loss of all points and money earned for the event at which the engine was protested, a 4-event suspension for both car and driver, and loss of all points earned year to date.
TRANSMISSION PROTEST RULE
The fee to protest a transmission will be $100. The Eligibility, Procedure, Special Provisions and Penalties will be the same as the Engine Protest Rule.
There will be an engine claim of $200 plus exchange. The claim must be made within five minutes of the end of the feature event. The claim can only be made by the driver and the claim fee must be in US currency. The claiming driver’s engine must be in good, sound running order according to the track officials. In order to claim, a driver must be in the top 8 finishers, on the same lap as the winner, and must not have been involved in causing a yellow during the feature event. The cars in the last two (2) places are ineligible to claim. The car whose driver is claiming must meet all rules and must weigh after the feature. The claim rule will not be in effect on first TWO track point nights. Following the second night, no driver may claim unless they have competed at ALL previous weekly sanctioned track point events. Engine claim rule will not be in effect on season championship night. Exception is: If a driver is claimed at any weekly point event, he may claim at any following event at that track without needing perfect attendance. Driver can only claim one engine during current calendar year. Exception is: After any driver has had more than one engine claimed, they are eligible to claim as many engines as they have had claimed. Driver allowed only one claim per event, regardless of outcome. No driver may claim the same driver more than once during current calendar year. Driver being claimed is subject to only one claim per event.
The claim includes everything except: carburetor, ignition, exhaust manifolds, starter, water pump, fan belts, and pulleys.
The refusal of a claim will result in a 30 day suspension for both car and driver and the loss of all points and money earned that night, as well as all points year to date and a $250 fine. Suspension time must be served, and fines must be paid before the driver is allowed to race again.