Econo - Mod. / MODIFIED RULES
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 shall be empowered to permit reasonable and
appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or
impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter
the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF
Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the
discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
The Management of: Baton Rouge Raceway
1.1. Seat Belts
1.1.1. The use of at least an SFI approved five
point seat belt system including a crotch belt
is required. The system is to be mounted to the
specifications and instructions of the seat belt
manufacturer.. The date on the belt must not
exceed 4 years.
1.1.2. Seat belt webbing that comes into contact
with any sharp or unradiused metal edge must be
protected from that edge. Belts must pass
through seat according to the specifications of
the seat and belt manufacturer..
1.1.3. As racing seat belts are subjected to
severe conditions, it is encouraged that worn or
frayed belts are replaced immediately and
undamaged belts are replaced every 24 months or
the belt manufacturer’s recommendations. The
date sewn into the webbing should be used as a
1.2. Halon fire extinguisher system is highly
1.3. The firewall at front of cockpit should be
constructed of metal to minimize airflow from
the engine compartment into the cockpit and
contain no holes or gaps.
1.4. Driver’s seat must be of a proper racing
seat design, installed on the left side of the
car, and securely attached to the frame as per
1.5. All drivers must wear a clean one or two
piece approved driver’s suit, quilted or with
underwear, head socks, gloves, foot socks and
shoes to SFI specifications.
1.6. An undamaged Snell SA2000 0r SA2005 or
newer spec full face helmet is mandatory for all
events including track packing. SA95 is not
acceptable effective March 1st 2008.
1.7. All crews must carry an operable fire
extinguisher of 20 pounds marked with the car
number in 2 inch numbers/letters in the rear of
their transporter, capable of extinguishing gas
and oil fires.
1.8. Numerous driver restraint and personal
protection devices such as window nets, neck
collars, Hans devices, arm restraints head and
neck restraints or similar are available and
highly recommended. It is the driver’s decision
on his/her personal protection and selection of
1.9. Solid steering wheel for protection of
wrist is recommended
2. ROLL CAGE
2.1. All cars must have a suitable
steel cage in driver’s compartment including
headrest. Roll cage must be welded to the frame
and extend above the driver’s helmet.
2.2. Driver door bars must be as close to
parallel to the ground as possible and located
perpendicular to the driver for maximum driver
protection and easy accessibility. The side bars
must be welded to the front and rear of the roll
cage members. No brazing or soldering is
permitted. Door bars that have a thickness of
.095” (ninety-five one-thousandths of an inch)
or less must have at least 1 1/2” (one and a
half inch) diameter. Minimum of (3) Three door
bars on divers side.
2.3. Protection of feet is mandatory. A bar
across the back of the engine with vertical bars
and rub rails or similar protection is
2.4. Side roll bars are mandatory and must
extend into the door panels.
2.5. Roll cage must consist of continuous hoops
that are no less than 1 1/2” (one and a half
inches) outside diameter and must have a wall
thickness of at least .095” (ninety-five
one-thousandths of an inch).
2.6. Roll cage must be frame-mounted in a
minimum of 6 (six) places.
2.7. Roll cage must consist of a configuration
of front and rear hoops connected by tubing on
the sides or side hoops. Driver’s head must not
protrude above cage with helmet on. Roll cage
must be securely supported and braced
3.1. Factory production full 1950 or newer
parallel American passenger car frames only.
Frames must be complete in front of firewall. No
cutting of frame in any way in front of
3.2. Front cross member may be notched for
radiator clearance only. Cross members must be
plated to retain complete box configuration..
3.3. Jeep, Bronco, 4-wheel drive, front wheel
drive or sports car frames are not allowed. .
3.4. Minimum wheelbase is 108” (one hundred and
eight inches). Maximum wheelbase is 112” (one
hundred and twelve inches).
3.5. Rear of frame may be altered to accept leaf
or coil springs. Any coil spring must be at
least 4 1/2” (four and one-half inches) outside
diameter. (Any spring)
3.6. Fiberglass lift bars are not permitted.
Rear torsion bars are not permitted.
3.7. Frames may not be widened or narrowed and
must be able to support roll cage on both sides
and must be full and complete on both sides.
Minimum frame and body height from ground is 4”
(four inches). Front bumper must be mounted to
the ends of the frame with the bottom loop
parallel to the ground. Minimum of 1” pipe is
required to support the car when being towed.
Rear bumpers must be constructed of pipe or flat
stock and must protect the fuel cell. Center of
bumpers (front and rear) must have 25 inches of
ground clearance with a 2” (two inches)
tolerance. Rear bumper, Nerf bars must not
extend beyond width of rear tires and must not
contain any sharp edges.
3.8. Brace bars forward of the cage may not be
higher than stock hood height.
3.9. Rear push-bars may not extend beyond 6”
(six inches) of rear quarter panel.
3.10. All side bars and bumpers must be capped
4. BODIES (see drawing
diagram for reference)
4.1. Bodies must follow dimension and appearance
as shown on diagram. Body shall be the
fabricated modified body from approved vendors.
4.2. Front windshield and rear window support
must be stock appearing. Front window support
may have clear Lexan support of no more than 16”
(sixteen inches) including the roof post at the
bottom and going straight to top.
4.3. Front roof post must be in a straight line
from top to bottom.
4.4. Engine compartment will remain open. Side
panels are not permitted. Hood sides may have a
maximum 5” (five inch) drop and must be enclosed
at rear of hood. Firewall on driver’s side must
meet front of door.
4.5. Side fins or lips of any kind are not
permitted along the entire length of car or any
panel (hood, front, nose, and roof).
4.6. Bodies should extend no further forward
than the back of the block.
4.7. A maximum of one (1) stone deflector, for
rear mounted oil pumps, oil filters, and for the
main oil tank will be permitted. The deflector
may be made of steel, aluminum, or heavy gauge
wire. The cover may only be mounted near the
unit it is designed to protect with a maximum
size of eighteen inches square (18” x18”) and
mounted only from the upper right frame rail to
the lower right frame rail.
4.8. Minimum height to top of roof is 42”
(forty-two inches) with a maximum height not
exceeding 52” (fifty-two inches).
4.9. Minimum height to top of deck is 28”
(twenty-eight inches) with a maximum height not
exceeding 38” (thirty-eight inches).
4.10. All cars must have a car number on both
sides and the roof that are at least 18”
4.11. Drivers last name in minimum 8 inch
letters should be displayed under the cars
4.12. There must be a minimum of 2” (two inches)
of tire clearance from the body.
4.13. 4” (Four inches) of ground clearance.
4.14. Measurement from center of hub to rear top
of deck; Maximum: 48 inches / Minimum: 34 inches
4.15. Maximum body width is 68 inches at any
(widest) point. Minimum 53 inches.
4.16. Bottom of doors may be 68 inches wide
4.17. Rear of door may flare out 6 inches for
tire clearance left side only.
4.18. Bottom of flare must be curved not pointed
4.19. Maximum rear width of car must be 67
inches at the widest point.
4.20. Roof width: Maximum - 50 inches / Minimum
- 44 inches.
4.21. Roof length: Maximum - 56 inches / Minimum
- 41 inches.
4.22. Maximum height on rear roof post vertical
is 5 inches
4.23. Nose piece shall not be longer or wider
than frame horns and shall not attached any
further back than the radiator.
4.24. Spoiler shall be a maximum of 5 inches
tall total material. You may run your spoiler at
any angle you choose. 3 Spoiler supports may be
used; this includes your side spoilers. Spoiler
supports and side spoilers shall be 5 inches
tall in the back and 2 inches tall in the front
with a maximum total length of 12 inches at the
4.25. Spoiler may be lexan or aluminum. You may
use the roof post / spoiler kit. This kit has
the roof post and spoiler all made into one
piece provided the spoiler does not exceed 5
5. INTERIOR AND DRIVER COMPARTMENT
5.1. All windows must have a
minimum 11” (eleven inches) vertical opening.
The entire interior must have 11” (eleven
inches) of clearance from interior deck to roof
and all sections of roll cage.
5.2. A kill switch is required within easy reach
of the driver. It must be clearly labeled “ON”
5.3. Adjustable shocks are not allowed
5.4. Hydraulic or pneumatic weight jacks,
trackers, or similar adjustable components of
any kind are NOT allowed inside cockpit of car.
Items must be removed from the car.
5.5. Mirrors are NOT permitted.
5.6. Rock guard should end at steering wheel.
5.7. Drivers compartment must be sealed from
engine and race track. Including rear of bubble
5.8. Maximum slope of the interior sheet metal
“shelf” is 4” front to rear and flat side to
side. 50% of the 4”slope must be used in the
half of interior forward of the driver.
5.9. Top of the interior must be flush with the
top of door and quarter panels.
6. ROOF & ROOF SUPPORTS
(see drawing diagram for reference)
6.1. All roofs must be full size. No half-moon
roofs. Roof cannot be more than 12” (twelve
inches) past the rear axle.
6.2. Wings, roof spoilers or ground effects of
any kind are NOT allowed.
6.3. All flat type roofs will be allowed a
maximum 1 inch difference between the front of
the roof and the rear of the roof.
6.4. All curved type roofs will be allowed a
maximum of 5 inches in the front and 2 inches in
the rear. The break in the roof must be within 6
inches from the center of the roof.
6.5. Wedge roofs are not allowed.
6.6. Dished roofs are not allowed. Roofs must be
rounded side to side. Bead rolls acceptable.
6.7. Rear roof supports may not extend past the
front side of rear upright of the roll cage.
6.8. Side vents on front roof posts may extend
rear ward from the lowest point, a maximum of
16” (sixteen inches), then at a 90 degree angle
to roof for 1 configuration, side vents must
meet outside of car.
6.9. Any sun shield must be on hinge for easy
exiting, no taping allowed that brings window
opening to less than 12” (twelve inches).
6.10. All race cars must meet the measurements
illustrated in the B.R. Raceway car drawing.
6.11. Only 5 (five) roof supports to choose from
– no exceptions!
6.10. Roof should be single thickness of
material. Roll bar hoops must be exposed for
6.12. Flat type roofs will be measured from the
front edge of the roof down to the interior and
measured from the rear edge down to the
interior, assuming a flat interior.. A 1 inch
difference between the two measurements is
acceptable. . If the Interior has been changed,
the measurement be from the front edge of the
roof to the ground, and the rear edge of the
roof to the ground. A one inch difference
between the two measurements is acceptable..
6.13. If the roof is curved then a level will be
placed on the top of the car and if the roof is
5 inches or less in the front and 2 inches or
less in the rear and the break is in the middle,
then the roof is acceptable..
6.14. Roofs on these cars will be stock
appearing. If a B.R. Raceway car tech man determines
your roof is to far out there, you will have to
make some corrections before you will be allowed
tom run that night.
7.1. All added weight(s) must be
painted white or a bright color with the car’s
number clearly painted on each piece.
7.2. All added weights must be securely mounted
to car with minimum of 2 (two) 1/2” (one-half
inch) bolts through each weight. No weights may
be mounted on rear bumper or outside the body of
the car. All added weight must be mounted below
all windows and interior sheet metal. Any size
7.3. Any car that loses lead weight during an
event may be fined up to $500.00.
7.4. Minimum weight of car with driver at all
times including after the race is 2,400
(two-thousand four-hundred) pounds. For open
engine 2350 pounds for Econo / Crate Mod
7.5. All weight determinations will be measured
on the scales selected and by B.R. Raceway car for
each racing event. Zero tolerance is strictly
8. ELECTRONIC DEVICES & TRACTION
8.1. All electronic or computerized wheel spin
or acceleration retardation traction control
devices are strictly prohibited. Controlled
timing devices attached to or controlling
accelerator or rotation of wheel are strictly
8.2. All traction control devices utilizing
wheel sensors or any means of measuring ground
speed to control wheel spin are strictly
8.3. Adjustable ping control devices, dial a
chip controls, timing controls or automated
throttle controls are not permitted in cockpit
or driver accessible areas.
8.4. Adjustable restrictor plates are
8.5. Any remotely controlled components inside
or outside the cockpit of any competitor’s
racecar are not permitted.
8.6. Any competitor found with any of the
aforementioned devices will be fined and lose
all accumulated points as a minimum penalty.
8.7. Radios or devices for transmitting voice
or data are prohibited, either in the racecar or
on anyone connected with the car.
9. FUEL SYSTEMS
9.1. All cars must have fuel cells
- 32 (thirty-two) gallons maximum capacity. Fuel
cell must be completely enclosed in 18-gauge
metal container. No aluminum allowed. All fuel
cells must be completely visible. All cells must
have a minimum of 2 (two) 2” (two inch) x 1/8”
(one-eighth of an inch) steel straps surrounding
them. Fuel cells must be protected in rear of
axle by securely-mounted roll cage tubing. Any
driver having a fuel cell with a capacity
greater than 32 (thirty-two) gallons, will lose
all winnings and points for that event and fined
$1,000.00. Any driver must be prepared to drain
fuel upon request for measurement.
9.2. One 2 (two) or 4 (four) barrel carburetor
is allowed. Must be naturally aspirated.
9.3. Fuel injection systems or electric fuel
pumps are prohibited.
9.4. No part of fuel cell may extend lower than
9.5. Racing gasoline or alcohol is permitted.
9.6. Nitrous oxide, nitrous methane, propylene
oxide or any type of additives are strictly
9.7. Fuel may be checked at any time.
9.8. All fuel cells must have check valve in
breather and filler check valve.
9.9 Gasoline Only in Econo Mod/Crate Engine
10.1. Any American made engine may
be used as long as the rear of the engine bell
housing flange is mounted at least 72”
(seventy-two inches) forward from the center of
the rear axle. Engine offset must be kept within
2” (two inches) of center line from cross
member. Engine height minimum is 11” (eleven
inches) from ground to front center of
10.2. All engines must be able to be used in a
conventional passenger car without alteration.
Motor mounts cannot be removed or altered.
Castings and fittings may not be altered.
Machine work on the outside of the engine or
machine work on the front or rear of the
crankshaft is prohibited.
10.3. Aluminum blocks are not permitted.
10.4. Magnetos are not permitted.
10.5. Wet systems must be operative.Total
dry sump systems are not allowed
10.6. Cooling systems may be altered or modified
if stock-appearing hood line is maintained.
10.7. Batteries must be securely mounted and
shielded. Batteries may not be mounted inside
10.8. Exhaust systems must be mounted in such a
way as to direct spent gases away from areas of
possible fuel spillage. All headers must be
pointed away from ground, horizontal and
preferably outside of car. No more than 1/2”
(one-half inch) clearance surrounding header
pipe when directed through firewall on driver’s
side. Mufflers may be required at certain
Econo Mod / Crate Engine:
A. Only 283, 302, 305, 307, 327 and 350 blocks can be used for Chevrolet. No
big blocks. OEM only.
B. Only 260, 289, 302 and 351 blocks can be used for Ford. No big blocks.
C. Only 273, 318, 340 and 360 blocks can be used for Mopar. No big blocks.
OEM only. No hemis.
D. All casting numbers must remain on blocks. No side bolt main blocks
E. No Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Rambler, Studebaker, etc., motors. We
realize some of these cars came with Chevrolet motors, but casting numbers
will bear this out and those Chevy motors will be legal.
F. No 400 small block or big block crankshafts allowed! This goes for Ford,
Chevy or Mopar.
G. No 4-cylinders allowed. No V-6’s allowed. No in-lines. V-8’s only.
H. Again: only Ford, Chevy or Mopar engines are allowed.
I. Mopar = Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge. 370 cubic inch maximum.
J. Ford = Ford and Mercury. 360 cubic inch maximum.
K. Chevy = Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile as long as they are Chevrolet engines.
364 cubic inch maximum.
L. No tolerance on cubic inch.
M. Compression may not be over 175 lbs. per cylinder on any cylinder.
Track's discretion on cylinders checked. No tolerance.
CHEVROLET : FORD : MOPAR:
Any flat top or dished pistons allowed, no gas ported pistons.
Decking block okay.
B. OEM blocks only. No Dart or after market blocks. No aluminum. Cylinder
sleeves okay. Polishing lifter galley, okay.
C. OEM, or OEM replacement steel crankshaft and rods only - cannot be
lightened. No cap screws Balancing okay. No aluminum. Chevy = 5.7”
length maximum rods.
D. No splayed main caps.
E. After market rod, main and head bolts or studs allowed. Push rods may be
F. Stock or circle track pans allowed. No dry sumps. No gas ported pistons.
No accu. sumps. Must have 1" Inspection plug
G. Fluid dampener harmonic balancers are allowed. No roller rod, main, or
H. Aluminum water pumps ok. OEM type only. Mechanically belt driven only!
Unaltered, approved OEM cast iron low rise, two- or four-barrel. Only
unaltered aftermarket aluminum intakes allowed are: Weiand GM #7547-1; Ford
#7515, #8023 or #7516; Chrysler #7545; Edelbrock GM #2701; Ford #7121,
#7181, #7183; Chrysler #2915. No porting, polishing, or alterations of
any kind, including cooling lines or plenum alterations to ANY intake.
Disqualification, loss of points, purse and $250 fine if any alterations are
found to heads/intake. No OEM hi-rise, marine or bowtie intakes. Ford
may use OEM aluminum intake, no under air or hi-rise. All intakes must have
unobstructed 0.250-inch vacuum fitting. Belt driven, OEM style water pumps
J. Ford may use aluminum, but no hi-rise or air under intake.
K. Mopar intake is same rule as Chevrolet.
M. After market starter’s okay. Must mount in front of bell housing.
N. Power steering pump and reservoir must be a one-piece unit. Must mount in
front of engine.
O. Steel side engine mounts may be of the 45 degree style or stock style.
P. Engine mid-plate is allowed and may be aluminum.
Q. Any brand of air cleaner allowed.
R. 3.48 stroke maximum for Chevy. Balancing okay.
S. Engine displacement can be checked by pump even on protest.
T. Oil filters must attach at factory specs. No Oberg, etc.
U. Polydyne coating or similar allowed.
Non-roller Flat Tappet cam/lifters only. Must be chain
driven, no gear/belt drives.
B. No bronze bushings in the lifter bore or similar pieces. Up to four
bronze bushings will be allowed in lifter bore for repair.
C. Anti-pump up lifters okay. No gear drives.
D. No reverse rotation cams or motors. OEM rotation only!
E. No vacuum cans of any type allowed.
F. Lifter Bores must be stock diameter for engine model
A. No porting, acid dipping, or polishing allowed. Screw-in studs and guide
plates are legal.
B. Stock diameter springs only for heads used.
C. Flat milling allowed. No angle milling.
D. Full roller rocker arms or roller tips are allowed. No stainless steel or
shaft rockers 1.5 or 1.6 ratio only.
E. No aluminum or titanium components allowed. No carbon fiber parts
F. Poly-locks are allowed.
G. No stud girdles. 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 angle valve jobs are legal.
H. No Jesel or other assemblies allowed. No O-ringing block or heads.
I. Any breather/valve cover configuration/composition is allowed.
J. Due to Fords and Mopars having no cc rule, neither will Chevy’s
Only GM OEM approved head numbers are (last 3 digits): 126, 185, 336, 441,
445, 487, 493, 598, 624, 862, 882, 920, 993, 997, with valve no larger than
1.94-inch intake and 1.50-inch exhaust. May use Engine Quest (EQ) Stock
Replacement (SR) cylinder head, part number CH350I, or Dart 10024360 or
World Products 043600 heads must remain as
produced, valve sizes can not be changed. No porting, polishing, or
unapproved alterations to ANY cylinder head. Any cast iron OEM Ford and
Chrysler heads allowed with valves no larger than 2.04-inch intake and
1.70-inch exhaust. Headers must bolt directly to heads with correct numbers.
No vortec, bowtie, SVO, W-2 or aftermarket heads allowed. Flat milling
allowed. Guide plates, screw-in shouldered studs (0.375-inch max) and
polylocks allowed. No stud girdles. Stamped steel, OEM style, stud mounted
(0.375-inch max) rocker arms only. Chrysler may use OEM rocker arm bars. Any
length push rods allowed. OEM diameter springs must match heads. No beehive
valve springs allowed.
A. Any cast iron head. OEM Ford heads only. Headers listed for Ford are the
only headers that can be used. If the headers don’t fit the head you are
using, head is illegal.
B. No Boss or after market heads of any kind.
C. No valves larger than 204 intake or 1.70 exhaust.
MOPAR: HEADS - PLYMOUTH, DODGE, CHRYSLER
A. Any cast iron head. OEM Mopar only. Headers listed for Mopar are the only
headers that can be used. If the header doesn’t fit head you are using, head
B. No after market heads of any kind.
C. No valves larger than 2.04 intake or 1.70 exhaust.
D. Mopar can use the rocker arm bars. OEM only. No roller tips.
A. All cars must have ignition switch clearly labeled.
B. Ignition switch must be located within reach when standing outside the
car (easily accessible to emergency personnel.)
C. Stock or stock style ignition only. Ford may use Motorcraft or FoMoCo,
including box. Mopar may use Mopar, including box. HEI legal on Ford or
D. HEI must remain in one unit, no external coils allowed, unless you are
using dual or single point distributor.
E. MSD or any module may be used as long as it fits inside the distributor
with no alteration. Vacuum advance may be removed and the pick-up coil
F. MSD, any brand, or GM electronic boxes are not allowed. No magnetos.
Gasoline only. No oxygenated or other performance enhancers! No alcohol or
No electric fuel pumps. Only stock mount push rod activated Holley and
Carter style allowed. No bypass fuel systems, pressurized, or return lines
allowed. No regulators of any type.
One carburetor of any manufacturer.
CRATE ENGINE RULES:
GM PART NUMBER 88958602 & GM PART NUMBER 88958604.
THESE ENGINES ARE SEALED AT THE INTAKE MANIFOLD, CYLINDER HEAD,
FRONT COVER, AND OIL PAN WITH SPECIAL TWIST OFF BOLT HEADS.
CRATE ENGINES MUST NOT BE ALTERED, MODIFIED OR CHANGE FROM
3. THE SEALED ENGINES MUST REMAIN INTACT AND NOT BE TAMPERED WITH;
ANY SEALS THAT HAVE BEEN REMOVED OR TAMPERED WITH WILL MAKE THE
ENGINE ILLEGAL AND NOT ELIGIBLE FOR COMPETITION. THE PENALTY FOR
ANYONE TAMPERING WITH SEALS, MODIFYING ANY INTERNAL ENGINE
PARTS, CHANGING THE PARTS FROM STOCK AS DELIVERED SEALED FROM
THE FACTORY WILL BE SUBJECT TO EXPULSION FROM RACING WITH ANY
CRATE RACIN' USA SANCTIONED EVENT FOR THE REMAINDER OF SEASON
AND FUTURE SEASONS.
4. NO CHANGES ARE ALLOWED TO THE ENGINE - INTAKE MANIFOLD, HEADS,
VALVE COVERS, FRONT COVER, OIL PAN, HARMONIC BALANCER OR ANY
OTHER PART / OR PARTS ON / OR IN ENGINE.
5. NO VACUUM PUMPS.
6. ALL CRATE ENGINES MUST REMAIN STOCK AS THEY CAME SEALED FROM THE
FACTORY. CRATE ENGINES MUST NOT BE ALTERED, MODIFIED OR CHANGED
FROM FACTORY SPECS.
SERIAL NUMBER MUST BE CLEARLY VISIBLE TO SERIES TECHNICAL
8. ANY VIOLATION OF THE ENGINE RULES AND/OR FACTORY SPECS INSIDE
THE SEALING BOLTS OF THE ENGINE WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER BEING
DISQUALIFIED FROM THAT EVENT, AND SUSPENDED FROM SERIES
COMPETITION FOR 365 DAYS. AFTER THAT PERIOD, THE DRIVER CAN
ONLY COMPETE IN SERIES EVENTS WITH AN ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH
ORIGINAL FACTORY SEALING BOLTS, AND MAY NOT COMPETE WITH AN
ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH “RM” BOLTS, UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY SERIES
OFFICIALS, AND THIS ALSO APPLIES TO THE CAR OWNER OF THE CAR
SHOULD ANOTHER DRIVER COMPETE WITH IT.
9. ANY VIOLATION OF THE ENGINE RULES AND/OR FACTORY SPECS OUTSIDE
THE SEALING BOLTS OF THE ENGINE WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER BEING
DISQUALIFIED FROM THAT EVENT, SUSPENDED FROM SERIES COMPETITION
FOR 30 DAYS, AND FINED $500.00.
11. DRIVETRAIN & SUSPENSION
11.1. All drive shafts must be
painted silver or white.
11.2. Aluminum, fiberglass, or carbon fiber
drive shafts are not permitted.
11.3. A 1/2” (one-half inch) x 2” (two inches)
18-gauge steel drive shaft loop is mandatory.
Loop must be at least 6” (six inches) behind
U-joint. Two loops are recommended.
11.4. Drivers are encouraged to perform
systematic checks on their drivetrain to help
reduce maintenance-related driveshaft problems.
11.5. Direct drives are not allowed.
11.6. Transmission must be bolted to engine. All
cars must have forward and reverse gears and be
able to shift to forward or reverse with engine
running. BERT-type transmissions are allowed.
11.7. Clutch type transmissions must be equipped
with explosion-proof steel bell housing. If no
explosion-proof bell housing is available for
your engine, or if you prefer, you may construct
a shield of at least 1/2” (one-half inch) x 6”
(six inches) steel covering the clutch area 360
degrees and be securely fastened.
11.8. Steering box must be O.E.M. Rack and
pinion style steering is not allowed. Must use
original bolt pattern that matches frame type.
In cockpit, steering may be modified to suit the
driver but must remain on the left side. Center
steering is not permitted.
11.9. “live axle” rear ends prohibited.
11.10. Quick change rear ends are approved, but
not mandatory. Steel tubes only.
11.11. Aluminum birdcages are not permitted.
11.12. Independent rear suspensions are not
11.13. Floater hub assembly only.
11.14. Front suspension must be O.E.M. and be in
stock location. Must be replaceable by stock
part from same type of suspension.
11.15. Aluminum spools are permitted.
11.16. Steel coil-over eliminators or
steel/aluminum coil-over kits allowed-must
conform to shock and spring rules. (Rear only)
(5 inch spring)
11.17. All springs must be tethered or cabled.
11.18. Aluminum shocks, shells, aluminum hubs,
aluminum A-frames, aluminum rear-end, aluminum
tubes or other aluminum suspension parts are not
11.19. Steel body, one piece non adjustable
11.20. Coils over shocks are not permitted on
front of car including homemade coil-overs – no
11.21. One shock per wheel only. No lay down
shocks less than 12” (twelve inches) away from
brake rotor. Additional shocks in other
locations are permissible.
11.22. Any shock may be claimed for $120.00.
11.23. Stock passenger car spindles only. No
fabricated spindles are permitted.
11.24. Lower A-frames cannot be altered or
moved. Pre-approved after-market lower control
arms are legal but must remain in factory
location. All after-market lower control arms
must have an official B.R. Raceway car-approved and
numbered sticker at all times.
11.25. Tube type upper A-frames are allowed and
may be moved. Aluminum cross shafts OK.
11.26. Composite leaf springs are permitted.
11.27. Aluminum shackles are permitted.
12.1. All cars must be equipped with a working
braking system on all four wheels and all four
wheels must lock up at all times.
12.2. Steel rotors only. Carbon fiber or
aluminum are prohibited. Drilling, lightening or
alteration to the brake rotors or calipers is
prohibited All calipers must be O.E.M.
12.3. Single disc brake rotors or scalloped
rotors are not permitted. Must be O.E.M.
13. TIRES & WHEELS
(Baton Rouge Raceway's Tire Rule will be the G60
or H84 or KK704 on open engine.
13.1. Tire rule may be amended by bulletin.
13.2. Econo Mod tire is the HOOSIER 500
13.3. Grooving is allowed on all tires.
Recapping of an approved tire is not permitted.
13.4. A B.R. Racewaycar official can confiscate
any tire at any time and at any B.R. Racewaycar
track/event to be evaluated including
verification using a tire durometer. Tires that
are found to be legal will be returned within a
13.5. Defacing or altering any of the
manufacturer’s identification markings, letters,
words, numbers, on any tire is strictly
prohibited. Tire compounds may be covered by
duct tape as long as B.R. Racewaycar officials
are able to lift the covering at any time. Any
alteration of tires may result in immediate
suspension from all B.R. Racewaycar racetracks
and penalties deemed appropriate by B.R. Racewaycar.
13.6. Tire softeners or chemicals designed to
change the characteristics of the tire chemistry
or surface are strictly prohibited. Such
chemicals or processes may result in an EPA
investigation and force the closure of that
13.7. Mud plugs are allowed on all four wheels.
Bead locks are allowed on right side only.
13.8. Mud plug must have car number on it.
13.9. Only 8-inch racing wheels are allowed.
13.10. Wheels must be conventional one-piece
steel and must be mounted with lug nuts.
Aluminum, plastic or carbon fiber wheels are NOT
permitted. Must have five lugs.
13.11. Maximum overall width (front or rear)
shall not exceed 78” (seventy-eight inches) from
the outside of tread to outside of tread.
Maximum 1” (one inch) spacer between hub and
wheel is allowed. Steel or aluminum spacer is
allowed on the front of the car only so long as
overall width does not exceed 78” (seventy-eight
14.1. Derogatory or distasteful
statements on any racecar or hauler are not
permitted at any B.R. Racewaycar racetrack. B.R.
Racewaycar officials have discretion and the
final decision on all lettering on all racecars
and haulers. Failure to remove offensive
lettering will mean disqualification from all
events and a fine of up to $500.00.
No driver or pit crew member shall subject any
B.R. Racewaycar promoter or official to threats,
abusive or improper language at any time. The
driver is responsible for all crew members or
those associated with the car. Any driver or pit
crew member who assaults or threatens any B.R.
Racewaycar promoter or official may be fined up
to $1,000.00 and suspended indefinitely from all
B.R. Racewaycar events until fine is paid.
Reinstatement and fines are at the discretion of
B.R. Racewaycar management and non-contestable.
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