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2013 Rule UPDATE/Changes, NEW FOR JULY 2013, General
Late Models, Late Model Sportsman
Pure Stock V8,
Demo Derby, Hobby Stock Cruiser Rules (see Cyl Head Specs)
RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER
Some items do not apply to all classes.
The rules and regulations set forth herein are designated to provide for the
orderly conduct of racing events and to establish acceptable requirements for
These rules shall govern the condition of all events and by participation in
these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules.
No expressed or implied warrant 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 participant, spectator, official or track employee.
The track/track officials shall be empowered to permit minor deviations from any
of the specifications herein, or impose any further restrictions that, in their
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, without appeal.
If there is a disagreement or dispute regarding the meaning or application of
the Hagerstown Speedway Rules, the interpretation and application by the
appropriate Hagerstown Speedway Official at the track shall prevail.
Hagerstown Speedway Officials may make special rules for an event due to
extraordinary conditions. Such special rules shall apply to the conduct of that
event if they are published or announced prior to the commencement of the event
by means of a bulletin, newsletter, telephone, fax, or pre-race meeting.
Hagerstown Speedway may also amend current rules as deemed necessary.
Hagerstown Speedway assumes no responsibility for damage or loss of your
equipment, vehicle, or any parts by any means whatsoever.
--- THE MANAGEMENT OF HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY
2013 Rule Changes
No New Rule Changes at this Time
NEW FOR JULY 2013
4 Cylinder Pure Stocks---Weight limit 2250, 2 barrel 500 carburetor
Pure Stocks--Rear Disks Brakes permitted under the following stipulations-- must be GM Cast iron Calipers ONLY NO aftermarket caliper, welded bracket, clamp ons must be welded also, 11 1/4 inch max diameter on roter.
2013 Hagerstown Speedway Late Model Track Championship
ALL Late Model events (Lucas Oil, Three State Flyer, Ernie D’s, etc.) will be Hagerstown Speedway point events.
Hagerstown Speedway’s standard point system will be used.
Drivers who do not qualify for a feature event will be awarded 100 points. All Drivers must take the green flag in a qualifying race to get credit for an attempt to qualify at each event.
Handicapping (For Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock and Hobby Stock Cruisers).
When a drivers signs in with the handicapper as a Pure Stock or Hobby Stock Cruiser, he/she must run that class for the scheduled event. You cannot switch divisions after you have signed in.
Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock and Hobby Stock Cruiser Drivers will be handicapped in point race qualifying events according to their point average standings.
Point average standings are computed by taking the total number of points accumulated and dividing by the number of events the driver has competed in.
Double point events will count as two (2) events for the purpose of computing average points.
A driver must compete in two (2) events to accumulate a point average.
Appearance Points. If a driver attempts to qualify (take the green flag in a heat race) and does not qualify for the feature, he/she will be awarded 50 appearance points. This will allow a driver to acquire a point average.
Late Model Sportsman drivers will receive 100 appearance points for any non-Hagerstown Speedway races.
Extra distance events will be double point events.
Events listed on the schedule as SPECIAL will be double point events.
The first two (2) point races of the season will have the heat line-up determined by a pill draw and feature line-up determined by heat finish and invert or redraw.
All drivers must take the green flag of a qualifying race to get credit for an attempt to qualify at each event.
Drivers will be handicapped according to the last qualifying heat event entered in the particular racing program.
Cars, which have not registered one-half hour before the official starting time, will be handicapped to the rear of the heat or consolation event.
If a driver misses a race event, after the point season starts, he/she will be put at the rear of the field in heat qualifying for one event on their return.
If he or she makes it into the feature, he or she will be placed directly behind the cars that qualified equally with him/her through their heats.
For example, say there are 3 heats with 8 cars in each. The top 4 cars in each heat line up 1st -12th according to their average point standing, and that driver finishes in the top four, then he/she will start 12th at best. If the 5th-6th place cars start 13th - 18th and that driver finishes 5th, then he/she will start at best 18th.
New drivers will start on the rear of heat races to qualify and be lined up for the feature as previously stated above.
Finishing position from the consolation will set 19th thru 24th starting spots.
If no consolation race is run, positions 19th-24th will be lined up by point average and heat finish position.
Feature winners will start 12th at best the next point race he or she enters regardless of his or her point average.
Promoter and/or Officials have the option to add two (2) cars to the standard 24-car field if 35 or more cars enter an event. If 50 or more cars enter an event, four (4) cars may be added.
All qualifying heats unless previously announced will be for the following distances:
LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN-Eight (8) Laps Heats or 20 minute time limit whichever occurs first, and twenty (20) Lap features or 30-minute time limit whichever occurs first.
In the consolation event if more than twelve (12) cars are entered, two (2) additional laps will be added.
If more than twenty (20) cars are entered, five (5) additional laps will be added.
PURE STOCK and HOBBY STOCK - Minimum of 14 Competitors will be required for Qualifying Heats. If less than 14 competitors sign in the Promoter and/or Officials have the option to run a Feature only event. In this case the feature line up will be by pill draw or point average.
Five (5) lap heats, and fifteen (15) lap features or 30 minute time limit, whichever occurs first.
Promoter and/or Officials have the option in special events to determine line-ups by pill draw and/or time trials.
It is our goal to provide you with the safest, most competitive racing environment possible.
It is up to the registered car owner to assure that their crew(s) complies with these rules.
If an official observes any inadequacy in a competitor's racecar, equipment, or conduct, the official may take whatever action he deems necessary to correct such inadequacy. Such action may include but is not limited to, physical examinations, medical determinations, and car or driver disqualification and or suspension.
Only race cars, official equipment and one (1) authorized vehicle per racing car are permitted in the pits during the running of the races. All other equipment must be moved outside the track and pit area before the running of the first event. Anyone not complying with this order will be disqualified and the car he or she is with will not be able to run until compliance is met. Vehicles including towing equipment, wreckers, push trucks, and all other equipment located in the area or restricted parking area are not covered by insurance.
Every person or group of persons who enter into the pit and racing area, or participates in competitions sanctioned or promoted by the Association or Corporations does acknowledge, represent, and warrants that he has read, understands and agrees to abide by the rules and regulations in their entirety as set down by the promoters and/or officials in charge of the racing programs under these rules, and that his application for membership or permission to participate or enter the grounds shall constitute his acceptance of the same.
The Association or Corporations do not desire nor propose to establish a monopoly in automotive competition, and no person may be a member or participate in any of its activities in any way except of his own free will.
The official’s interpretation of these rules shall be accepted as binding.
By entering a race, competitors indicate that they are aware that auto racing involves risks and assume these risks with full awareness and knowledge.
Through your membership, license, and/or registration, you have been given the authority and the privilege to be on this property, in conjunction with racing activities. However, the administration of Hagerstown Speedway reserves the right to revoke / cancel this privilege at any time that it is felt that your presence or conduct is not in the best interest of the sport of auto racing, your fellow competitors, the fans, management, or employees of Hagerstown Speedway.
Should you become injured at HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY, report to the ambulance for treatment and have your situation reported to the track office before leaving the property.
At each racing program, a pit insurance fee will be charged. Payment of this fee, plus the affixing of each participants personal signature, on the pit register and release; releases the Association, Corporations, Promoters, and Officials from any and all liability, and makes the insurance carrier liable. Failure to remit the required fee, and personally signing the pit register and release shall nullify any and all claims against the Association, Corporations, promoters, Officials, and the insurance carrier, for death or injury incurred prior to, during, or after the racing program. All participants, including but not limited to owners, drivers, mechanics, pitmen, equipment operators, officials, and agents of such, recognizing that automobile racing is a hazardous undertaking, assumes all of the risk by reason of his participation in, or association with automobile racing, and does for himself and/or herself, his and/or her, executors and administrators, successors and assigns, release, and discharge the Association and their respective Officials or administrators, successors and assigns from any and all liability for personal injuries that may be received, and from all claims and damages for injury to persons or property, growing out of, or resulting from race, races or any other competition of any track or tracks, equipment, cars or other devices used therefore, whatsoever.
The legal age in Maryland is 18. Any person between the age of 14 and 18 will be permitted into the pit area after completing parent or guardian notarized form. Insurance company requirements stipulate a minimum age of 14 to be admitted to the pit area.
All cars must be neatly numbered in bright contrasting color to background color.
Numbers must appear on sides, roof, and above front left headlight.
Roof numbers should face the right side, toward the scoring tower when passing flag stand.
Numbers must be completely visible at start of each race. If number is not clearly readable from the scorers tower, your car MAY not be scored.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DRIVERS OWNERS AND MECHANICS, NOT HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY, TO INSURE MAXIMUM SAFETY AT ALL TIMES.
Cars found to be unsafe shall be rejected until such time as the officials are satisfied that changes or corrections and/or repairs have been made to insure required safety standards. Items of safety, here written or understood and accepted by racing people are mandatory. These include, but are not limited to the Track Specs as written, and shall be subject to change and inspection by the officials in charge at all times.
Each competitor is solely responsible for the effectiveness of personal safety equipment used during an event and is expected to investigate and educate him/her fully with respect to the availability and effectiveness of personal safety equipment.
NO driver shall compete in any event with head or arm extended outside of a closed body race car.
All cars must have an approved type safety belt and a shoulder harness such as the double over the shoulder military type with a seat belt quick disconnect fastener (short belt). Seat belts must be installed at a 45 degree angle to driver’s hips. All belts and harnesses must be secured to the framework of the car, have frequent inspections and be kept in sound condition at all times. All belts shall be of the quick release type, no thread through type belts will be permitted. Installation per manufacturer’s specifications. All safety belt equipment must be no more than three years old.
NO race car shall enter the racing premises until the track surface has opened unless otherwise invited by an official.
NO PASSENGERS will be permitted to ride on the INSIDE OR OUTSIDE of a race car/truck at any time.
It is recommended that the foot feed or gas pedal have a strap or stirrup arrangement on it so that if the gas pedal sticks, it may be brought back up.
WINDOW NETS are mandatory for Pure Stocks and Hobby Stock Cruisers, arm restraints highly recommended.
Fire resistant suits are mandatory. Double layer HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Fire resistant gloves & shoes are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Drivers must wear a helmet carrying at least a valid SA 2000 standard SNELL at all times on the race track. Any modification to the helmet, for any purpose, should not detract from its effectiveness.
All drivers must wear an approved type of racing crash helmet at all times when they are in their car on the race track. This includes warm-up periods and competitive events.
A master kill switch shall be placed on the rear speaker deck of all Hagerstown Speedway Late Model Sportsman and V-8 Pure Stock race cars. This toggle switch must have a bright circle or contrasting color around it for easy access and recognition for the emergency personnel. OR RELEASES:
In consideration of entering into any of the scheduled events, car owners, drivers, pitmen or agents agree to permit the Association and its assigned the use of their names and pictures, and picture of the car for advertising and publicity at the Association or its assigned discretion, both before and after any event; and do hereby relinquish all rights to any photos taken in connection with any event and give their permission to publish or sell the same.
Credentials may only be used by the person to whom they are assigned.
All drivers, car owners, and car numbers must be registered prior to competing.
A car may be registered for only one qualifying/feature event per night.
Pit Admittance/Sign In
NO member will be allowed in the pit area until he or she has obtained the proper membership credentials/pit passes and has signed all the necessary releases and waivers for each event.
Hagerstown Speedway reserves the right to accept or reject entry (car/truck owner, mechanic, and or driver) for any event(s).
Any person between the age of 14 and 18 will be permitted into the pit area after completing parent or guardian notarized form. All individuals between 14 and 18 years of age must also show birth certificate as proof of age. No one under the age of 14 will be permitted in the pit area.
One way radio receivers using designated track frequency 454.000 will be mandatory for all racing divisions.
No two way radios, scanners, or communication devices of any kind are permitted.
Transponders will be mandatory for all regular divisions.
All drivers must attend the drivers meeting.
When the first group of cars is called to the staging area for hot laps please do so at that time. You will be given 5 minutes to stage. If cars are not staged within that time period you will forfeit your hot lap session and we will proceed to the next division for their hot laps. In the event that the first group on the track did not get a successful session, due to conditions, you will be given a courtesy session at the discursion of the officials. All other divisions will immediately follow the first session.
Competitors will be called to the staging area to qualify.
Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, V-8 Pure Stock and Hobby Stock Cruiser will line-up behind the pace car in their assigned staging area. Please keep your cars as far to the right as possible in your assigned staging area to allow a lane for car in the event on the speedway to access to the pit area and return the track. All alternates must be at the staging area and remain there until the field is set. Once the field is set and on the speedway, no alternates can be added.
After it is announced that qualifying is over for a division, no more drivers from that division will be allowed to qualify.
All drivers must be able to make their designated heat/consolation to be able to compete in feature. Drivers will not be able to change heats. NO EXCEPTIONS.
All cars should be lined up for their event prior to the completion of the preceding race.
Once the field is formed behind the pace car, any late arriving car will go to the rear of the field. When a car has lined-up for a racing event in the staging area and then returns to the pits, he will be placed at the rear of the field. No work can be done to the car while it is in the staging area. It is your responsibility to see that your car is properly prepared for competition before staging. Any work performed in the staging area will result in you being penalized to the rear of the event for which you are staged.
Any car not on the track when the green flag drops will NOT be allowed to compete in that race.
If a car is unable to start a race, all cars behind that position will advance straight forward.
All initial starts will be two abreast, nose to tail. In the event of an accident or a car drops out of the event during all two abreast restarts, maintain your lane and move forward to the position(s) vacated by the car(s) involved. DO NOT CROSS OVER TO THE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE, unless you are instructed to do so by the track officials.
The lead car will start the race at designated area.
The leader must approach designated start/restart area at a moderate pace and may not go until reaching the designated area. Any driver (including the lead car) jumping restart will be penalized and another restart will begin again.
When the yellow flag is displayed before the entire field completes the first lap, a complete two (2) abreast restart shall be made with the exception that any cars not completing the first lap, stopped on the track, or stopped in the pit area, will be placed at the rear.
After two (2) attempts have been made to start two (2) abreast, the officials have the option to start the race in single file line-up. Single file restarts are to be nose to tail.
All Late Model and Late Model Sportsman feature restarts will be a double-file after the completion of the first lap of competition. Heat restarts will be single file.
When the caution flag is displayed in the feature, cars will line up single file with lead lap cars to the front and lapped cars moving to the tail of the field.
Drivers will then be instructed to form the double file restart with the leader out front by himself. Second place will pick the high or low grove and the remainder of the field will fill in double file.
If contact causes a yellow flag on a double file restart, the next attempt will be single file. The flagman or race director can revert back to single file restarts if conditions dictate.
If a caution occurs during the last five laps of any feature, the restarts will be single file.
Anyone jumping the start/restart, or getting out of line before the green flag will receive a penalty. Two spots for your first offence of the season, to the rear of the field there after.
Anyone jumping the start/restart, or getting out of line before the green flag will receive a penalty. Two spots for your first offence, to the rear of the field there after for the rest of the season.
Two spin/stop rule. Any car spinning out or stopping on the speedway twice, on their own, in any qualifying event, for any reason will be black flagged and sent to the pits and not allowed to complete that race.
For feature events, a three spin/stop rule will be in effect.
Any car considered as being involved in the caution, stopping on the track for any reason, or bringing out a caution for debris will go to the rear.
Any car initiating contact resulting in a caution is considered as being "involved" in the caution and must go to the rear.
INobody shall pass the pace car at any time. Any car not maintaining racing speed may be black-flagged. Anyone deliberately delaying the program will go to the rear of the field. Additional penalties and fines for this and other infractions will be inflicted as necessary.
For a lap to count, the leader plus one car must pass the start/finish line before the yellow is displayed. Cars completing the lap before the yellow flag comes out are scored as they cross the start/finish line. Any cars not crossing the start/finish line BEFORE the yellow flag was displayed will be lined up according to their last lap scored. Cars shall not race back to the flag stand on a yellow. Any other cars not completing the yellow flag lap shall be considered involved in the accident and placed at the rear of the line-up. Upon a yellow flag, all cars must get in single file to be realigned if needed.
After the first complete scored lap, the lead car controls race. Lapped cars shall maintain their positions in the field in event of a caution flag. Any lapped car which passes the leader and goes to the rear of the field is merely penalizing himself in that he still is one lap behind the field. Any car attempting to improve his position while running under the yellow flag will be sent to the rear of the field. Cars stopping on the track during a caution will be placed at the rear of the field.
Any car considered as being involved in the caution must go to the rear.
In the event of a pit stop during a race, cars unable to improve their position by more than one place will NOT be permitted back on the track for any reason.
No courtesy caution laps will be given for repairs.
NO CREW MEMBERS ALLOWED ON THE TRACK AT ANY TIME, EXCEPT FOR FUEL STOPS ONLY.
Move Over (Blue/Yellow Flag): No longer used by Hagerstown Speedway
Competitors who are off the pace should ALWAYS move out of the racing groove.
When the red flag is displayed the race must be stopped immediately, regardless of position of cars on the track. The red flag shall be used, if in the opinion of the officials, the track is unsafe to continue to race. Under the red flag, scoring will revert to the last lap completed. Under red flag condition, all repairs must be made in the pit area. If you go to the pits during the red flag, you will restart at the rear of the field. ABSOLUTELY NO REPAIRS MAY BE MADE ON TRACK! ONLY TRACK OFFICIALS AND SAFETY CREW ALLOWED ON THE TRACK DURING A RED FLAG.
It is illegal to make any repairs to the race car on the speedway at any time.
A black flag penalty has been assessed when the flag has been pointed, then displayed at the offending car. Just pointing the flag constitutes a warning and does NOT require the car to stop.
Any driver receiving the black flag MUST go to the pits.
Anyone ignoring the black flag, scoring of your car will cease.
All drivers must remove helmets before crossing scales.
Qualified cars plus one must cross the scale after all qualifying races.
All cars must cross the scales after feature races.
For any driver to be considered in a particular racing class or division, that driver must race in that class for at least 5 point races in one season to be consider apart of that racing class or division.
Once a Late Model or Late Model Sportsman driver participates in five (5) point race feature events during a racing season, he/she cannot move back to the Pure Stock Division for three (3) years.
No relief drivers will be allowed. Points will be awarded to driver regardless of the car that is being driven.
Unsportsmanlike like conduct, improper language, alcoholic beverages, etc., are illegal...and will lead to fine and/or suspension. Drivers and owners are responsible for their crew members and will be held accountable for any and all wrong doings.
During said event drivers may qualify more than one car. However, when a driver takes the green flag to qualify a second car, the first car that he/she qualified is automatically disqualified. Car and driver both must be qualified to be handicapped into the feature event. Two or more drivers cannot use the same car to qualify for different events during any racing program. A car may be registered for only one qualifying/feature per event. In the event a qualified driver changes cars, that car must be a qualified car and he/she will start at the rear. Points will go to the driver. Alternates are NOT considered a qualified car and CANNOT be used for driver changes.
All divisions must remove helmets and lower window nets before crossing scales, to properly identify driver.
In the event that a feature is postponed to another date after qualifying has been completed and driver of a qualified car cannot return, the car owner can replace the driver with an unqualified driver, and will start at the rear of the field. All points go to the qualifying driver. If driver and owner parts ways during this time the car starts the event not the driver. If the car owners elects NOT to compete, or suffers mechanical difficulties prior to the make up event, then the qualified driver of that car may take another car qualified or unqualified and start the event at the rear of the field.
No driver/car changes permitted after the initial green flag.
NOTE: Participants- i.e. owners, drivers, mechanics, pitmen, agents, etc., when entering into an event, are not deemed employees of the Association or Corporations, but are independent contractors, and as such shall assume and take all the responsibility for all charges, premiums, and taxes, if any, payable on any funds or prize money they may receive as a result of their participation in any speedway event.
The right to protest lies with the driver; nevertheless, an official acting in his official capacity shall even in the absence of a protest take such action as the case warrants.
Each driver protest will be in writing accompanied by a $100.00 protest fee and shall state clearly the subject or action. If the protest is upheld, the protest fee shall be returned to the protesting member, and the losing member shall pay all costs incurred by the officials in determining the protest. If the protest is not sustained, the $100.00 protest fee shall be forfeited, and the protesting member shall pay all costs incurred by the officials in determining the protest.
Protest fees posted regarding the legality of engine capacity will be allowed to the protester in the event the protested engine capacity is found to be legal and will not be returned to the protestant.
All visual protests shall be made prior to the start of the feature event. All visual protests made after the start of the feature event will be void. (A visual protest is a protest which does not require any type of a measuring device to establish the legality of any part of an automobile.)
An award gained by a competitor who has been protested against shall be withheld until the protest has been adjudicated. All parties concerned shall be bound by the decision given. Finally, unless you are directly involved in a protest, stay out of the protest area. Give the officials and the parties involved room to work.
Safety and cost of racing equipment are two vital parts of any type of motor sport. In the current season, we will continue with our policy of using the pump to determine the size of the engines. There are no tear downs to measure the engine, unless the engine shows illegal on the pump. The owner has the option to dismantle the engine so that the officials may physically measure the stroke and bore to prove his legality.
No nitrous or oxygen type additives may be added to the fuel system
All protests will be conducted in an assigned area. The only people allowed in this area are, officials, members of the protested car, and two people who have been assigned by the person filing the protest.
Due to the high cost of racing equipment, we suggest that if you are thinking of purchasing some of the new expensive equipment not normally used in today's racing standards, check with the officials in order to determine if these are items may be barred in the future. We refer to such items as clutches and rear-end assemblies, timed fuel injection systems, etc. We feel that with the cost of owning and maintaining race cars, it is necessary to maintain certain rules and regulations.
Only the driver or car owner as designated by the 1099 form may file a scoring or race protest. All protests will be filed with a pit steward. The driver/owner will have 15 minutes after the conclusion of events to file a protest. ANYONE ENTERING THE FLAG STAND OR SCORING TOWER DURING THE EVENT MAY DISQUALIFY THE CAR OR DRIVER.
All disputes will be settled after the completion of the racing program, unless the matter can be handled accordingly
Any car found illegal - the fine will be equal to the amount of earnings for that night. If additional offenses occur, added penalties will be determined by the officials.
Conduct in the Pit
Speed limit in the pits/infield is idle. Violators WILL BE penalized.
NO GLASS BOTTLES allowed on track property.
NO alcoholic beverages will be permitted in the pit area/infield.
Anyone using intoxicating beverages before entering into the pit area/infield, or while in the pit area/infield, will be ejected from the pits/infield and suspended.
NO person or persons involved in the racing events shall be under the influence of drugs or intoxicating beverages.
You must remain behind the white lines that surround the guard rails in the pit area while any vehicles are on the speedway.
Four wheeler/golf cart rules
Any four wheeler or golf cart is not to be used for recreational purposes in the pit area.
These vehicles are to be used by drivers and crew members only, to support the team in retrieving fuel, tires, track inspection, etc.
Unsafe use of 4 wheelers/golf carts will result in team’s privileges to be taken for 1 year. NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 PERMITTED TO OPERATE PIT SUPPORT VEHICLES.
All operators must have a valid state drivers license, and be available at the request of track officials.
Ejection / Suspension / Disqualification /
Fines / Penalties
Any person on track property is subject to
disciplinary action for any of the following, but not limited to:
Use of drugs or alcohol
Speeding in the pits
Dumping grease or oil on the
Dumping tires or debris of any
kind on track property
Possession of a deadly weapon
Forgery of official papers
Violation of any other HAGERSTOWN
Violation of any County, State or
Federal Laws on the premises.
An official may eject a
registered competitor from an event or from racing premises in any situation to
promote the orderly conduct of any event.
An ejection is final, non-appeasable, and non-revisable.
Any participant touching an Official in anger shall be suspended from Hagerstown
Anyone ejected from the pit area must leave Hagerstown Speedway property; you
will not be permitted to reenter into the grandstand area.
Any driver, car/truck owner, or mechanic who takes part in any demonstration or
fight on the track, in the pits, or surrounding premises before, during, or
after a race shall be suspended.
Any driver, crewmember, owner or any person on Hagerstown Speedway property must
abide by any and all State and Local Laws, anyone breaking the law will be
subject to arrest. (Fighting, D.U.I., Trespassing, etc.)
Anyone entering another driver's pit area and causing an altercation will be
Anyone outside of their pit area causing an altercation will result in the
driver and person involved to be suspended.
Any driver who is asked to load his or her car because of unsportsmanlike-like
conduct will be disqualified.
Penalties for violation of rules may include, but are not limited to,
disqualification, suspension, fines and/or loss of points, at the discretion of
Hagerstown Speedway officials.
A suspension may be for the rest of the season or limited to a certain period of
time. Persons suspended will be notified in writing of their penalties.
The car owner and driver are responsible for his or her race team members
including unpaid fines.
Unpaid fines for crew members may be deducted from purse or point fund monies.
No car owner or driver will be allowed to compete until all fines are paid and
no team will be allowed to compete until all fines of any crew member(s) are
Hagerstown Speedway and its officials reserve the right to impose upon any
driver, crewmember, spectator or any other person on track property disciplinary
action for violation of any rule or law.
Disciplinary action shall be at the sole discretion of the track and shall be
final and not subject to appeal.
When a drivers signs in with the handicapper as a Late Model
or Late Mode Sportsman, he/she must run that class for the scheduled event.
You cannot switch divisions after you have signed in.
Drivers will be handicapped in point race
qualifying events according to their average point standings.
Average point standings are computed by taking
the total number of points accumulated and dividing by the number of feature
events the driver has competed in.
Double point events will count as two (2) events
for the purpose of computing average points.
A driver must compete in two (2) events to
accumulate a point average.
Appearance Points. If a driver attempts to qualify
(take the green flag in a heat race) and does not qualify for the feature,
he/she will be awarded 50 appearance points. This will allow a driver to
acquire a point average. Late Model drivers will receive 100 appearance points for any non-Hagerstown Speedway races.
Extra distance events will be double point
Events listed on the schedule as SPECIAL will be
double point events.
The first two (2) point races of the season will
have the heat and feature line-up determined by a pill draw.
All drivers must take the green flag of a
qualifying race to get credit for an attempt to qualify at each event.
Drivers will be handicapped according to the
last qualifying heat event entered in the particular racing program.
Cars, which have not registered one-half hour
before the official starting time, will be handicapped to the rear of the heat
or consolation event.
If a driver misses a race event, after the point
season starts, he/she will be put at the rear of the field in heat qualifying
for one event on their return.
If he or she makes it into the feature, he or
she will be placed directly behind the cars that qualified equally with him/her
through their heats.
For example, say there are 3 heats with 8 cars
in each. The top 4 cars in each heat line up 1st -12th according to their
average point standing, and that driver finishes in the top four, then he/she
will start 12th at best. If the 5th-6th place cars start 13th - 18th and that
driver finishes 5th, then he/she will start at best 18th.
New drivers will start on the rear of heat races
to qualify and be lined up for the feature as previously stated above.
Finishing position from the consolation will set
19th thru 24th starting spots.
If no consolation race is run, positions
19th-24th will be lined up by average points and heat finish position.
Feature winners will start 12th at best the next
point race he or she enters regardless of his or her point average.
Promoter and/or Officials have the option to add
two (2) cars to the standard 24-car field if 35 or more cars enter an event. If
50 or more cars enter an event, four (4) cars may be added.
All qualifying heats unless previously announced
will be for the following distances:
LATE MODELS-Ten (10) Laps;
LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN-Eight (8) Laps Heats or 20
minute time limit whichever occurs first, and twenty (20) Lap features or
30-minute time limit whichever occurs first.
In the consolation event if more than twelve
(12) cars are entered, two (2) additional laps will be added.
If more than twenty (20) cars are entered, five
(5) additional laps will be added.
PURE STOCK - Minimum of 14 Competitors for
Qualifying Heats - five (5) lap heats, and fifteen (15) lap features or 30
minute time limit, whichever occurs first.
Promoter and/or Officials have the option in
special events to determine line-ups by pill draw and/or time trials.
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LATE MODEL DIVISION
WHEEL BASE - Minimum wheel base allowed is 103 inches.
BODIES - All cars must have a complete stock appearing body including windshield post. Roof line must remain in a level or stock position and fasten to the outside edge of body on both sides, and the window openings close to stock. Quarter panels should remain in a manner that does not take away from the appearance of the car. A full head with presentable lines is required, carburetor clearance allowed, as long as it is neat in appearance. Floor boards and firewall must cover driver's area and must be constructed to provide maximum safety that a minimum 1/8 inch steel or 1/4 inch aluminum be used as floor boards in the driver's foot and leg area. Driver's seat must remain in the same general area as original, and the area to the right of the driver must be designed in such a manner that a driver has ample room to escape in the event of an accident. It is mandatory that the sheet metal from the driver's area to the right side door window be installed at an upward angle. All windows must remain open; windshield screens or bars mandatory. No wings or body skirting allowed. No fender skirts allowed. Spoiler should be made of clear, see-through material. Neatly painted numbers at least 18 inches high on both sides (at the door area) and roof of car is mandatory. Any one(1) or two(2) piece front nose spoiler allowed. Tow hooks are MANDATORY on all cars.
PLEASE SEE LATE MODEL BODY SPECIFICATIONS FOR BODY DIMENSIONS. THESE SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
FRAMES - Any manufactured full frame or a stock appearing front frame section attached to a steel rail frame with a minimum of eight(8) inch circumference, reaching from the front subframe through to the rear bumper supports.
ROLL CAGES - Cars must have a suitable roll cage in the driver's compartment, including a head rest; all suitable reinforced with gusset plates at welds and all well padded with substantial padding material. Side roll bars are compulsory and must extend into the door panels. A minimum of 3 bars on the left side and 3 bars on the right side must be used. A minimum of one and a half inch diameter, with a wall thickness of .095 or equivalent is required. Roll cage must be attached to frame section.
BUMPERS AND RUB RAILS - Cars must be equipped with securely fastened front and rear bumpers. Additional bracing of bumpers is permitted, but should not extend more than six inches above stock bumpers. If rub rails are utilized, they must be attached flush with body contours.
ENGINES - Engines used must be factory produced and naturally aspirated. Engines must be in the manufacturers line - i.e. General Motors product in a General Motors line, Ford Motors in a Ford Motors line, etc. Engine location - a set-back of six(6) inches maximum allowed. No tolerance. All cars will be limited to one(1) carburetor not be exceed four(4) barrels. Magnetos and electric fuel pumps are allowed. Aluminum blocks allowed. Fuel injection is not allowed.
HEADERS - Headers must be (4) pipes to (1) pipe to be straight with car and no turning toward track, can be turned out from under car. No 180 degree, or zoomie headers allowed.
MECHANICAL CONDITION - Cars must be in good mechanical condition, presentable in appearance and equipped with operating self-starters and four wheel hydraulic disc brakes.
TRANSMISSION AND CLUTCH - Any type transmission with a working reverse, and working forward gears. Cars must be equipped with an operational clutch. Automatic transmission allowed. Transmission must be mounted to rear of engine and only one drive shaft permitted. Any type of fly wheel may be used. Fly wheel must have a starter ring in working order. Fly wheel and pressure plate, or approved typed and securely attached to engine and transmission assembly. Special construction all-steel clutch housings are permitted. Triple disc clutches permitted with aluminum casing.
SUSPENSION SYSTEMS - Front suspensions must be of stock configuration. No center steering. Rack and pinion steering is permitted. Steering must be mounted to the front frame. Any type shock absorber may be used. No torsion bar systems allowed. No driver controlled weight jacks allowed. No driver controlled suspension adjusting system allowed.
REAR ENDS - Quick change rear ends allowed. No multiple speed rear ends. No open tube rear ends.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT - No batteries located in the driver's compartment. A drive line sling is required. All cars should have an approved fire extinguisher securely mounted in reach of driver A 5 pound halon system recommended. Drivers are required to wear fire resistant uniforms. Fire resistant shoes, gloves, and head piece recommended. Window nets recommended but are not mandatory as long as a self contained seat is being used. Arm restraints highly recommended. Bucket type seats, and racing type seat belts and shoulder harness must be securely fastened to frame. No rear view mirrors.
FUEL SYSTEMS - The fuel tank must be securely mounted in a 20-gauge steel box with two(2) 1/8 inch by 1 inch straps, with a fire wall between tank and driver's compartment. An approved fuel cell must be used, one per car. Any fuel may be used. No nitrous type additives are allowed. Tank must be located in trunk area. PLEASE SEE Late Model Body Specifications
RADIATORS - The main radiator must be located in front of the engine. An auxiliary radiator small in volume may be added, providing, that if an auxiliary water or oil cooler is used, it must be enclosed so as to protect the driver in case of failure and must be located so as not to be visible from outside the car or to change the body appearance.
TIRES - Largest tire permitted is the Hoosier Economy 11 inch tire measuring 16 3/4 inches sidewall to sidewall with a 93 inch circumference. These are maximum measurements with no tolerance. Hoosier brand tires open compound.
WHEELS - Any approved racing wheels are allowed. No knock off type wheels allowed. Wheels are limited to a maximum rim width of fourteen(14) inches.
WEIGHT LIMIT - A minimum weight limit is in effect. This weight limit is with driver at the finish of the race without adding fuel. The minimum weight limit is: Ford and GM products: 2250 lbs All other Products: 2150lbs. Weight limit will be by engine make and not body type. Scales will be available for weighing any time during a race. Officials have the right to weigh a car at their convenience. The speedway's certified scales will be the official weigh device for all sanctioned races and competitors must abide by track scales. Added ballast or weight will be allowed, but must be securely fastened. If a car fails to make a legal weight after a race, it will be disqualified and additional penalties as officials deem necessary.
RADIOS--No devices such as radios for communication are permitted.
PENALTIES - At any time the conduct of any team member or driver is a discredit to the speedway, the racing industry, or to himself, he may be removed from all racing activity at the speedway. The driver is responsible for all the people associated with his car or signed in with the car. If you can't be ladies and gentlemen, we don't recommend you participate at Hagerstown Speedway. (Officials have the right to make you place more weight on car if you don't abide by these rules as stated in this rule book.)
THE OFFICIAL'S INTERPRETATION OF THESE RULES SHALL BE ACCEPTED AS BINDING.
NOTE: ANYTHING NOT COVERED IN THESE RULES WILL BE UP TO THE DISCRETION OF THE SAFETY OFFICIALS WITHOUT RECOURSE FROM DRIVERS OR OWNERS. ALL OF THE PRECEDING RULES ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION. THE OFFICIAL IN CHARGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE DECISIONS AND JUDGE ACCORDINGLY. TRACK OFFICIALS HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY CAR OR DRIVER THAT DOES NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS
LATE MODEL BODY SPECIFICATIONS
FUEL CELL & VALVE SPECS
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LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN
358 ENGINE & CAR SPECIFICATIONS
358 ENGINE - block must be standard production block that was under 360 cubic inches originally. No aluminum blocks. Crankshaft must be factory production, 3.480 stroke maximum, Ford 500 crank number M603-D351 permitted (no lightning holes). Rods - any 5,700 rod, 2.100 crank pin and stock wrist pin (no titanium rods). Fords permitted to use 6 inch rod. Flat top pistons. Zero deck clearance. NO VORTEC HEAD allowed. Depth for matching parts is 3/4 of an inch. No polishing or enlarging. Must have stud mounted rockers, no offset rockers allowed. Windsor Ford 5B heads from World Products (casting number I061/ cylinder Head #053040) 197cc runner steel head and GM World Products (casting number I037) 200cc runner are the only heads allowed. No mushroom lifters. Lifter bore must remain stock dimensions. No roller cam shafts, solid flat tappet cam only. Cooler system - No external cooling hoses other than upper and lower radiator hose. Wet or Dry Sump oil system, no external plumbing except for oil cooler lines. Carburetors - 4 barrel, alcohol permitted. Ignition- batter powered ignition - no magnetos). Carburetor spacer/adapter must be no more than one Inch maximum thickness with one gasket between carburetor and spacer/adapter, and one gasket between spacer/adapter and intake manifold. Gaskets must be no more than 1/8 thickness.
358 WEIGHT LIMIT - 2400 lbs with driver at the end of race.
358 WHEELS - Aluminum wheels will be permitted for all four tires, max size 14 inch.
358 BODY- SEE LATE MODEL BODY SPECIFICATIONS
All 358 LMS cars must have a 358 decal on the air cleaner or on the front edge of hood in a bright contrasting color for officials to recognize which class the car belongs in. For All other rules read below or go to General Rules and Regulations.
THE ORIGINAL LMS
410 ENGINE & CAR SPECIFICATIONS
WHEEL BASE - Minimum wheel base allowed is 103 inches.
410 BODIES - All cars must have complete stock appearing body with molded type nose, roof, and tail. Nose, roof and tail must match body style. Roofs have to be level, flat and smooth. All cars must have type of car displayed on body with 3 inch minimum letters, examples (T-Bird, Mustang, Firebird, Grand Prix, Camaro, Lumina, Cutlass, etc.). Hoods, doors, fenders, quarter panels, and deck lid, can be constructed of steel, aluminum, or fiber-glass. Roof with windshield post must remain in a level or stock position and fasten to the outside edge of body on both sides, and window opening close to stock. Quarter panels should remain in a manner that does not take away from the appearance of the car. The bottom of the quarter panels will be constructed so a straight line from behind the tire to the bottom of the tail piece will be maintained. A full hood with presentable lines is required, carburetor clearance allowed, as long as it is neat in appearance. Floor boards and firewall must cover driver's area and must be constructed to provide maximum safety to the drivers. It is highly recommended for driver's safety that a minimum 1/8 inch steel or 1/4 inch aluminum be used as floor boards in the driver's feet and leg area. Driver's seat must remain in the same general areas as the general design. The area to the right of the driver must be constructed in such a manner that a driver has ample room to escape in the event of an accident. All windows must remain open, the front and rear vent windows may be closed with clear lexan. Windshield bars or screens are mandatory. No wings or body skirting are allowed. No fender skirts allowed. Spoiler should be made of clear, see-through material. Neat numbers at least 18 inches high on both sides (at the door area) and roof of the car is mandatory. Front fender and hood must be level and flat from left to right side of the car. Fenders cannot gain height from rear to front of car. No part of fenders or hood can be below outside body line. Doors, quarter panels, and fenders must have a minimum of a 2 inch roll from top to bottom maintaining good body lines from front nose through rear tail. Interior may be dropped to the middle of the car no more than 3 inches below the top of the doors and must be at least 15 inches below the roll cage. Interior must gradually taper up to the quarter panel height and be level for 32 inches from the rear of the quarter panel. Interior must be fastened flush at the top of the doors and quarter panel and may taper gradually toward the center of the car. Not creating a lip effect. Interior must run in a straight line from behind the driver's seat to the rear spoiler. If interior is flat through car, it must maintain a 15 inch clearance from roll cage for easy exiting from either side.
Please see LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN BODY SPECIFICATIONS . These Specifications will be strictly enforced.
410 SPOILERS - Spoiler six(6) inch max. for box tubing cars and eight(8) inch max. for stock front clip cars.
410 FRAMES - Any manufactured full frame or a stock appearing front frame section attached to a steel rail frame with a minimum of eight(8) inch circumference reaching from the front sub frame through the rear bumper supports. NOTE: If stock front section is used it must start at the firewall and run completely through all front end suspension for weight advantage, and does not need to have a stock cross member.
410 BUMPER AND RUB RAILS - Cars must be equipped with securely fastened front and rear bumpers. Additional bracing of bumpers is permitted, but should not extend more than six inches above stock bumpers. Bumper covers not required. See Late Model Sportsman Body for details. No rub-rails on outside of body.
410 ENGINES - Engines used must be factory produced and naturally aspirated. Limited to 410 cubic inch maximum steel stock block only. Steel head engine is allowed one(1) carburetor not to exceed four(4) barrels and must be gasoline only, roller cam shafts allowed. Aluminum head engine is allowed (1) carburetor not to exceed two (2) barrels, can be gasoline or alcohol, and roll cams will be allowed. All engines are limited to battery power ignition only. Maximum engine set back is (6) inches measuring from center of ball joint to most forward spark plug. Carburetor spacer/adapter must be no more than one Inch maximum thickness with one gasket between carburetor and spacer/adapter, and one gasket between spacer/adapter and intake manifold. Gaskets must be no more than 1/8 thickness.
410 WHEELS - Aluminum wheels will be permitted for all four tires, max size 14 inch.
410 WEIGHT LIMIT - A minimum weight limit is in effect. The weight limit is with the driver at the finish of race without adding fuel. The limit is 2300 pounds for cars with stock front frame sections and 2550 pounds for cars with steel frame rails (round or square) with minimum of 8 inch circumference, reaching from the front sub-frame through to the rear bumper support. Scales will be available for weighing any time during the race, and officials have the right to weigh a car at their convenience. The speedway's certified scales will be the official weigh device for all sanctioned races and competitors must abide by track scales. Added ballast or weight will be allowed, but must be securely fastened. If a car fails to make a legal weight after a racing event, it will be disqualified and additional penalties as officials deem necessary.
LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN GENERAL RULES
HEADERS - Headers must be four(4) pipes to one(1) pipe to be straight with car and no turning toward track, can be turned out from under car. No 180 degree, or zoomie header allowed.
TRANSMISSION - Any type with working reverse, and working forward gears. Transmission must be mounted to the rear of engine and only one(1) drive shaft permitted. Car must be equipped with operational clutch. Quick changes are permissible.
SUSPENSION SYSTEMS - Front suspension must be of stock configuration. No center steering. Rack and pinion steering is permitted. Steering must be mounted to the frame. Any type shock absorber may be used. No torsion bar systems allowed. No driver controlled weight jacks. Quick change and floater rears are allowed.
ROLL CAGE - Cars must have suitable roll cage in the driver's compartment including head rest - all suitable reinforced with gusset plates and welds and all well padded with substantial padding material. Side roll bars are compulsory and must extend into the door panels. A minimum of one and a half (1 1/2) inch diameter .095 wall thickness or equivalent is required. Roll cage must be securely fastened. Seat must be mounted to roll cage.
FUEL SYSTEM - The fuel tank must be securely mounted in a twenty(20) gauge steel box with two(2) 1/8 inch steel straps, with a firewall between the tank and the driver's compartment. An approved safety fuel system or fuel cell must be used - one (1) per car. No nitrous type additives are allowed. Tank must be located in rear of car behind the rear end.
RADIATOR - The main radiator must be located in front of the engine. An auxiliary radiator smaller in volume may be added, providing, that if an auxiliary water or oil cooler is used, it must be enclosed so as to protect the driver in case of failure, and must be located so as not to be visible from outside the car or to change the body appearance.
TIRES - Largest tire permitted is the Hoosier Economy 11 inch tire measuring 16 3/4 inches sidewall to sidewall with a 93 inch circumference. These are maximum measurements with no tolerance. Hoosier brand tires open compound
MECHANICAL CONDITION - Cars must be in good mechanical condition, presentable in appearance and equipped with operational self starters and four(4) wheel hydraulic or disc brakes.
BRAKES - No carbon fiber brakes allowed.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT - No batteries located in the driver's compartment. Approved scatter shields are required and must provide covering of the entire (360 degrees) bell housing. If a triple disc clutch is used, the aluminum bell housing is allowed. A drive line sling is required. All cars will have an approved fire extinguisher securely mounted in reach of the driver. Driver's are required to wear fire resistant uniforms. Window nets recommended but are not mandatory as long as a self contained seat is being used. Arm restraints highly recommended. Racing seat, lap belts, and shoulder harness must be securely fastened to frame or frame plate.
NOTE: These specifications may have to be altered during the season. Heat races will be eight(8) laps and regular distance features will be twenty(20) laps.
PENALTIES: At any time the conduct of any team member or driver is a discredit to the speedway, the racing industry or to himself, he may be removed from all racing activity at the speedway. The driver is responsible for all the people associated with his car or signed in with the car. If you can't be ladies and gentlemen, we don't recommend you participate at Hagerstown Speedway. (Officials have the right to make you place more weight on car if you don't abide by rules as stated in this rule book.)
THE OFFICIALS INTERPRETATION OF THESE RULES SHALL BE ACCEPTED AS BINDING.
NOTE: ANYTHING NOT COVERED IN THESE RULES WILL BE UP TO THE DISCRETION OF THE SAFETY OFFICIALS WITHOUT RECOURSE FROM DRIVERS OR OWNERS. ALL OF THE PRECEDING RULES ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION. THE OFFICIAL IN CHARGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE DECISIONS AND JUDGE ACCORDINGLY. TRACK OFFICIALS HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY CAR OR DRIVER THAT DOES NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS.
410 LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN BODY DIMENSIONS
SPORTSMAN FUEL CELL & VALVE SPECS
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PURE STOCK RULES
RACE PROCEDURE - A minimum of 14 Competitors must be present in order to run qualifying heat
races. If there is less than 14 competitors, the feature will be lined up by
drivers point average or a draw.
CARS - Any
North American Made car 1960 through 1997. NO CAMAROS, FIREBIRDS, MUSTANGS, JEEPS, WAGONS, CONVERTIBLES OR
SPORTS CARS. Wheel base in accordance with factory body spec. Cars
must remain stock. Modifications that are permitted are listed below.
Must be a complete body stock. Generic body parts permitted, (all body panels
and parts must have complete factory lines. No
aluminum, fiberglass, home-made, 5 star performance, ASA, All pro, etc. body or
body parts will be permitted.
The rear trunk area can be open to allow
tech inspectors to easily view rear suspension.
Car must remain stock appearing as manufactured with no alterations to
floorboards, fender wells or any other
parts of car. Rear inner fender wells must stay intact or
repaired with equal material. Wheel wells
may not be altered except for minor trimming for clearance. Floorboards and frames may be
patched for rust. The only interior sheet metal fabrication permitted is the
covering of the rear firewall and the dash. All other holes will be covered
individually. The driver's feet and leg area, and the driver's door may be
shielded for driver's safety using 1/8 inch steel or 1/4 inch aluminum. No
covering of roll cage or frame with sheet metal will be permitted. Car must be
numbered and lettered in an acceptable manner. Numbers must be on both doors of
the car and on the roof, 18 inches high. The safety inspector will have the
final word on the appearance.
Frames will remain stock. All suspension components will remain as manufactured
by the auto manufacturer for the body being used. No adding any suspension
components from different makes or years. May be X braced supported for
strength. If car is used that is manufactured without a full frame, frame must
be tied together.
ROLL CAGE -
Must be a (6) post design with a front roll bar following the windshield contour
and the rear roll bar in back of the driver's seat. Top of roll bar must be
connected to form a box section and be at least four (4) inches above driver's
head. The 5th and 6th posts from top of roll cage to rear frame at firewall.
Bars must be securely fastened to frame by welding. No screwed piped fitting
allowed. All roll bars must be a minimum of .125 wall thickness. Seamless tubing
of 1 1/2 inch or seamed tubing of two (2) inches outside diameter must be used.
Seat must be fastened to roll cage. Roll cage can be extended into the engine
and trunk compartments for bracing and driving safety. Safety inspector will
have the final word on roll cage and seat mounting.
Cars must have reinforced wheels and oversized lug nuts, all four wheels. Wheel
width can be up to12 inch maximum. Must be steel. No lock beads of any type.
Drum brakes are the only type permitted, no disk brakes.
REAR ENDS -
Rear-ends must be locked. Ford 9" rear ends are permitted on any brand car.
Ford 9" rears must run standard swing arm
type suspension. No independent rear suspension.
Seat belts must be bolted to roll cage and pass inspectors approval. Shoulder
harness is required. Only release type nylon belts are permitted. Fire suits are
mandatory. Only approved helmets may be worn. Full firewall of metal must be
installed between driver and engine. Gas lines should run under the floor; if
not must be covered and sealed at both ends by rubber hose only. Fuel cells ARE
MANDATORY. WINDOW NETS are
mandatory, arm restraints highly recommended.
A fire extinguisher securely mounted in reach of the
driver is mandatory. No batteries located in the drivers compartment.
There will be no alterations to the floor
Doors must be welded shut. Glass must be
removed. (No broken glass allowed in door wells, trunk, or inside car. This will be
checked.) Screens mandatory in windshield.
Hoosier SPEC 11 inch tire
(compounds D 35 and D 55)
will be the only acceptable tire allowed. No street tires allowed. Hoosier brand
tires are the only brand that may be used. Right rear tire must be of
D 55 or harder compound. Both front and left rear
tires must be D 35 or harder compound.
TRANSMISSION - Standard straight gear, with forward and reverse working gears. NO automatic
transmission allowed. NO POWER GLIDES. Must have stock clutch and blow proof
type Bell Housing or scatter shield. NOTE: Minimum or 1 1/2 inch check hole in
scatter shield or Bell Housing.
ENGINES - Must be stock
engine with hydraulic cam shaft only. No flat tappet (solid lifter) cams.
Aftermarket hydraulic cams are permitted. No roller tappet hydraulic camshaft.
No racing cam shafts. No VORTEC Heads. No Porting of heads. No
Titanium Valves, Retainers, or Parts in Cylinder Heads.
Maximum Cubic Inch 410. No aluminum
flywheel, must be steel. Aftermarket harmonic balancers are permitted. Two (2)
barrel carburetor including 500 Holley on a 2 barrel cast iron manifold with no
type of modifications to any of these parts. 2101 Edelbrock performance intake
permitted. Intake runner size of 170cc maximum. Combustion of 60cc minimum, 5cc tolerance through 2011 season, 1cc tolerance 2012. Head gasket thickness of .038 minimum. No modification of intake is allowed including angle of carburetor flange and intake gasket sides. Intake must meet factory specification. Carburetor spacer no more than 1" tall. One gasket no more than 1/8" thick between carburetor and spacer. 1.250 diameter springs only for GM, 1.46 for
Ford. Carburetor bore at venturi is 1.375 and must be round. Butterfly must be 1
11/16th inch. No accusump oil pumps. No electric water pumps. Accessories are
belt operated except for fuel pumps. Hydraulic cam shaft must have zero valve
lash. Must have a stock hydraulic lifter.
No Rhodes lifter or any type of Bleed down lifter. There must be NO
clearance at the rocker arm / valve stem at any time during the complete
rotation of the cam lobe. Gasoline only with no additives. Cam 2 and Union 76 type racing gasoline
permitted. Type of block used must be same as component parts being used in
engine. Chevy in Chevy, Ford in Ford, Chrysler in Chrysler, Oldsmobile in
Oldsmobile, Pontiac in Pontiac, Buick in Buick, etc. Headers will be allowed.
Exhaust pipe must pass beyond drivers seat. After market heads will be allowed.
GM products will be allowed World Products S/R Heads #PN 4360 B 76cc and #PN
4361 B 66cc. Ford products will be allowed Ford Windsor and Windsor Jr World
Product Heads #PN 5302 B 64cc or #PN 5303 B 58cc.
ENGINE LOCATION - The third most forward spark must be even with shock or forward of
No modifications on suspension or engines
SUSPENSION - Only one spring per front and rear corners. No stacking of springs. Upper tubular A-Arms permitted. Must be equal length of factory original for both sides.
ENGINE CLAIMING - The claiming rights belong to the driver's. To claim an engine you have to
finish within ten (10) positions of that car in the feature on that date. Driver
claiming engine must have raced in the last five (5) Pure Stock Daredevil racing
events at the Hagerstown Speedway to claim. The engine being claimed must be of
the same make as the one being used by the driver making the claim. The claimer
has fifteen (15) minutes to claim an engine after the feature event checkered
flag. The claiming fee is $2200.00 cash or certified check only. For $2200.00
the claimer will receive the engine at the track and will include everything
from the damper to end of the crank which includes the carborator to the oil
pan. All lines and hoses stay with the car and not the engine. The claimee has
the option not to accept the claim on his engine, however the penalty is driver
and car are suspended the next five (5) Pure Stock racing events, loss of money
earned that date, and loss of all points earned the year to date. Upon his
return driver will start at the rear end of the heats and features the next
three (3) race meets. Driver can only claim one (1) engine per year.
CARBURETOR CLAIMING - The claiming rights belong to the driver's. To claim a carburetor you have to
finish within ten (10) positions of that car in the feature on that date. Driver
claiming carburetor must be in the top twenty (20) in Pure Stock point standings
at the Hagerstown Speedway to claim. The carburetor being claimed must be of the
same make as the carburetor being used by the driver making the claim. The
claimer has fifteen (15) minutes to claim a carburetor after the feature event
checkered flag. The claiming fee is $250.00 cash or certified check only. For $250.00 the claimer will receive the carburetor at the track and will include everything but the spacer, air cleaner assembly, linkage and fasteners, and the claimer must forfeit his carburetor to the claimee. The
claimee has the option not to accept the claim on his carburetor, however the
penalty is driver and car are suspended the next two (2) Pure Stock racing
events, loss of money earned that date, and loss of all points earned year to
date. Upon his return driver will start at the rear end of the heats and
features the next three (3) races. A driver can only claim one (1) carburetor
per year. Hagerstown Speedway reserves the right to claim any carburetor at any
No rear or side spoilers, stock, GT or otherwise allowed.
No rub rails allowed.
WEIGHT LIMIT - A minimum weight limit is in effect. This weight limit is with driver at the
finish of the race. The weight limit is 3300 pounds. Scales will be available
for weighing at any time during the racing event. Officials have the right to
weight a car at any time. The Speedway's certified scales will be the official
weighing device for all sanctioned races. Competitors must abide by the track
scales. Ballast or weight will be allowed, but must be securely fastened. If a
car fails to make the legal weight following a racing event, car and driver will
be disqualified and additional penalties as officials deem necessary.
Pure Stock division must remove helmets and lower window
nets before crossing scales, to properly identify driver.
Special Note: The Pure Stock division is designed to promote greater interest in stock car
competition, to enable those of moderate means to participate without spending a
lot of money for racing equipment. Otherwise, a competitor should enter a
different class of racing. Drivers from this division must advance to
professional status on notice from officials. Explanation: "If officials feel a
driver has advanced to a level of superior performance, driver will be required
to advance their talent."
At any time the conduct of any team member or driver is a discredit to the
speedway, the racing industry, or to himself, he may be removed from all racing
activity at the speedway. The driver is responsible for all the people
associated with his car or signed in with the car. If you can't be ladies and
gentlemen, we don't recommend you participate at Hagerstown Speedway. (Officials
have the right to make you place more weight on car if you don't abide by these
rules as stated in this rule book.)
THE OFFICIAL'S INTERPRETATION OF THESE
RULES SHALL BE ACCEPTED AS BINDING.
NOTE: ANYTHING NOT COVERED IN THESE RULES WILL BE UP TO THE DISCRETION OF THE SAFETY OFFICIALS WITHOUT
RECOURSE FROM DRIVERS OR OWNERS. ALL OF THE PRECEDING RULES ARE
SUBJECT TO REVISION. THE OFFICIAL IN CHARGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
MAKE DECISIONS AND JUDGE ACCORDINGLY. TRACK OFFICIALS HAVE THE
RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY CAR OR DRIVER THAT DOES NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS.
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POINT SYSTEM USED FOR ALL CLASSES
Points Double Points
POINT AVERAGE IS FIGURED BY TAKING YOUR TOTAL POINTS DIVIDED BY THE NUMBER OF
POINTS RACES YOU ATTEMPTED TO QUALIFY FOR.
(Example) Total points are 800. Number of point races you attended are 4.
4 divided into 800 = 200 point avg.
Point Monies are awarded ONLY to the DRIVERS in attendance at the Annual
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Hobby Stock Cruiser Rules
Race Procedure—A minimum of 14 competitors must be present in order to run qualifying heat races. If there is less than 14 competitors, the feature will be lined up by a pill draw. This is an entry-level class for those who have a limited amount of racing
experience and/or a limited budget. One way radios mandatory 2011. Transponders mandatory 2012
Cars-- Any 1974 and newer rear wheel drive, domestic, complete bodied production car. No jeeps, station wagons, 4-wheel drives, front wheeldrives, compacts, convertibles, sports, T-tops or trucks. Minimum stock wheelbase allowed 108 inches. No camaros, firebirds, mustangs or cougars.
Bodies--Must be a complete stock body or stock appearing body. All body panels must be steel. If using a stock appearing body, all lines and bends must match oem body. Complete bumper to bumper steel unibody must be retained. No cutting or lightening permitted. The stock steel unaltered floor pan, fire walls, trunk and trunk floor and wheel wells must be retained. No cutting, chopping, channeling, shortening allowed. Hood must be kept in place at all times. Body sheet metal must be kept in place at all times. Stock type plastic nose will be allowed, however require original bumper bracing. No additional piping in front for reinforcement.
All glass and lights removed. All decorative trim, door handles, chrome molding, etc. must be removed. No Plastic grills. No spoilers allowed. All doors must be welded shut.
Car numbers must be at least eighteen (18”) tall on both doors…NO EXCEPTIONS. Legible roof number is also required. Number should be a contrasting color than color of body for scoring purposes.
No rub rails permitted.
Motor, transmission and rear end mounts must be in original location.
Interior--Must remain stock. No boxing permitted. Complete factory floor pans from front fire wall to rear fire wall. Interior should allow for easy access to driver from either side of car and be clear of material or construction methods that could cause injury to driver. Interior must be gutted of all flammable material and upholstery. Rear bottom seat cushions must be removed. Rear seat shelf must be left in as fire stop otherwise a metal firewall must be mounted to separate the driver’s compartment from the trunk. Fender wells must remain stock in rear. No mirrors or 2 way radios radios. Steering column must remain in stock location right to left and front to back. No steering quickeners of any kind. Pedals must be in or close to stock location. No extending the pedals rearward. Driver seat should be in the same location as original. Seat with seat belt and approved shoulder harness is required.
Fire extinguisher within reach of the driver and safely mounted is mandatory.
No fluid reservoirs, tanks or radiators in driver’s compartment.
Roll Cage--Must have a full six-point roll cage. Roll cage must be welded 360 degrees with gussets and welded to frame. A minimum of four (4) bars must be used in the driver’s door. Passenger side must have two horizontal bars. Each bar must be a minimum of one and one-half (1 1/2) in. diameter with a minimum thickness of ninety-five thousands inch (.095). Two bars can extend into engine compartment and trunk area
Roll cage should be padded around areas where driver may come in contact.
All doors must be welded shut.
Weight-- Cars with engines of 360 cu in for Chevy and Ford or 365 cu in for Chrysler must weigh a minimum of 3300 pounds with driver after race. Cars with the 400 cu. in. engines must weigh a minimum of 3600 pounds with driver after the race. All weight must be added in front of driver’s compartment. No weight is allowed to be added anywhere else on car. All weights must be secured in two places. Weights added anywhere else on car will disqualify the car from competition.
Engines--No big blocks permitted. Exhaust manifold, carburetor and intake must remain stock. No “Ram Horn”, center dump type exhaust manifolds. Intake manifold must be OEM cast iron of 2 or 4 barrel design with no porting, polishing, machining, welding or acid etching. No Bowtie intakes. No marine intakes.
No Guide Plates
1.940 Max Intake Valve 11/32 Stem Size
1.5 Ratio Rocker Arm Only (Stamped Steel)
1.500 Exhaust Valve 11/32 Stem Size
160cc Intake Runner (Max)
64cc Combustion Chamber (Min)
.039 Min. Head Gasket Thickness
No Titanium Valves or Retainers
1.250 Diameter Valve Springs
No Aluminum Retainers
Chevy Block, No Aftermarket Blocks
3.480 Stroke Crank
50# Crank (Min)
5.7 Length Rod 590 Grain Min I-Beam Only
Flat Top Piston Only
Zero Deck Height (Piston Cannot Protrude From Block)
Timing Chain Only (No Gear or Belt Drive)
Hydraulic Cam & Lifter Only
14 Inches of Vacuum @ 1,000 RPM
HEI Distributor. No Extenal Coils (No MSD Parts)
360 Cubic Inch Max
Wet Sump Oil Pan Only (Aftemarket Pan OK)
Must use stock mechanical fuel pump.
Hydraulic cams only. No solid,hydraulic roller or mechanical roller camshafts
Stock OEM heads for all makes. Minimum combustion chamber size will be 64 cc. No Vortec or any other aftermarket heads will be allowed. Stock or stock-type stamped steel rocker arms only. No cutting, grinding, welding, porting, port matching, polishing or acid etching of combustion chambers or port runners (maximum 170cc intake runner). No Bowtie intake manifolds.
Stock crankshafts and rods as manufactured for the block used.
Gasoline only with no additives. Gasoline is subject to testing.
Engine must remain in the stock position.
Stock two barrel carburetors with no modifications. Venturi size will be checked with a calibrated go / no-go guage . Two barrel carbs. can be mounted to a stock four barrel manifold using an adapter plate no thicker than 1 inch. Any adapter or spacer may be no more than 1inch thick.
Oil pans must be stock appearing. A 1 inch hole must be drilled on side of pan for inspection purposes.
Flat top or inverted dome pistons only. Pistons must be at zero deck height or
below the deck at top dead center.
Stock type ignition only. GM ignitions must be stock or stock type HEI.
400 cu.in. engines will be phased out by July 2012.
Fuel Cell-- Thirty-two gallon maximum safety approved fuel cell in a twenty (20) gauge steel box supported by two (2) one-eighth inch (1/8”) by two inch (2”) steel straps top and bottom to safely secure fuel cell. All fuel cells must be mounted securely in trunk area of car. Fuel line must run under floor of car. If fuel line runs through interior, it must be encased and sealed at both ends. Bottom of fuel cell can be no lower than the bottom of frame rails. Fuel shall be subject to testing.
Frames-- Must remain stock . Suspension components must remain as manufactured by the auto manufacturer for the body being used. No adding of any suspension components from different makes or years. No more than one spring per wheel and in original location. Stock or stock appearing springs are mandatory. Coil springs must have a pig tail on at least one end. Springs can be no shorter than 11 inches and no smaller than 5 ½ inches in diameter. Front left and right side springs must match. Rear left and right side springs must match. Tolerance on coil diameters when checking spring matching will be .015” dia. No weight jacks.
If a car is used that is manufactured without a full frame, frame must be tied together.
Stock or stock appearing shocks only. Shocks must be steel and have stock type
Transmission and Rear End-- Transmission and rear end must remain stock and must match the make and model of the car (i.e. Ford/Ford, GM/GM, Chrysler/Chrysler, etc.).
ONLY Automatic transmissions allowed. Must have a working stock torque converter.
Transmission must shift through all gears starting out in drive and will be checked. No Manual transmissions. No powerglides.
No locked welded or spooled rear ends. (Rear end must be free moving when hot). No factory limited slip rear ends. No Positive track rear ends are permitted.
No aluminum drive shafts. All driveshafts must be chained in place.
Drive shafts must be painted a contrasting color and have a safety hoop. Safety hoop must measure a minimum of six inches (6”) in diameter and (1/4”) thickness by one-inch
Tires, Wheels, and Brakes-- 15 x 8 steel racing wheels only are permitted with a 3 inch offset on all four corners. Street tire 70 series by 2:25 only.
Reinforcing of wheels, especially the right front is mandatory. Oversize lug nuts are required.
FAll four wheels must have working brakes and should be stock for the model and year of car. Brake and clutch pedals must remain stock type. No “hung style racing pedals. No driver controlled brake adjusters.
NO rear DISK Brakes.
Safety--All cars should be equipped with an approved racing seat of high back type.
Seat should be securely fastened with a minimum of 3/8 inch bolts to the roll cage and or frame in six spots. No floorboard installations.
Fuel cell must be mounted in the rear of the car and surrounded by a 20 gauge steel
Two (2) one-eighth inch (1/8”) by two-inch (2”) steel safety straps are required to
support the fuel cell.
BATTERIES must be removed from original position and remounted behind driver in driver’s compartment. Batteries must be securely mounted in at least 2 places and covered.
Approved fire resistant driver’s uniform is mandatory. Fireproof gloves, socks and
shoes are highly recommended.
Full faced helmet with Lexan face shield.
Complete original fire wall in stock location and must be completely enclosed. No
open holes. Complete factory floor pans from front fire wall to rear fire wall.
Driver window net is manitory.
Doors must be welded shut.
All glass must be removed. (No broken glass allowed in door wells, trunk or inside
car. This will be checked.)
Screens are mandatory in windshield.
Cars should contain shock resistant roll bar padding on all bars within 18 inch of
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A. Hagerstown Speedway general rules and regulations apply.
B. Straight axle cars only, no A-Frame cars.
C. Driver's seat must be in middle of car. Drive line must run under the
D. Bodies: No adding of wings, spoilers, or side boards.
E. Engines: Big Block over 358 cu. in., Small Block 358 cu. in., and
F. Carburation or fuel injection allowed. (Big Blocks)
G. Carburation only allowed. (Small Blocks)
H. Fuel: Gasoline or alcohol allowed. (Available at track)
I. Tires: Any brand, any size.
J. Weight Limit: Big Block, 2500 lbs., Small Block, 2300 lbs. (With
Driver after race)
K. Anything not covered in these rules will be up to the discretion of the
safety officials without recourse from drivers or owners. All of the preceding
rules are subject to revision. The official in charge, reserves the right to
make decisions, and judge accordingly. Track officials have the right to refuse
any car or driver that does not meet the specifications.
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Demolition Derby Rules
A Demolition Derby is designed and promoted as an unusual spectator
attraction and in the interest of safety, anyone entering is subject to the
following rules and regulations as hereby set forth by Hagerstown Speedway, Inc.
upon where you are competing.
A) All Drivers must fill out an application before taking part in an event
and register at the pit gate.
B) Hagerstown Speedway reserves the right to approve or reject any and all
C) Only drivers, owners, mechanics, etc., that sign the insurance release
will be permitted in the pit area.
D) Members of the Demolition Derby are not employees of Hagerstown Speedway,
but are independent contractors.
SAFETY AND CAR SPECIFICATIONS
A) Any American-Made, Hard Top car or automobile is allowed, station wagons
included. No commercial type vehicles allowed. No Chrysler Imperials or
B) All drivers must wear an approved safety helmet. Safety belts are
required.C) No special bumpers or reinforcements will be allowed.D) All doors must be securely fastened shut, but cannot be spot welded. They
must be completely shut with solid welding. Trunks must be empty.E) All glass must be removed including front and rear windshields, and all
doorwindows, and head and tail lights.F) All outside chrome except grill and front and rear bumpers must be
removed.G) One battery only allowed. Battery may be mounted in drivers compartment,but must be covered and secured.H) Gas tank may be remounted in the area behind the back seat over the rear
end.A firewall must be installed when gas tank is remounted. Optional tanks; (6)
sixgallon Outboard Motor tank, (5) five gallon Army Surplus Gerry Cans, or theequivalent. Gas line must run under the floor board.I) Radiator must be functional (with water) and in original position, fan may
beremoved.J) Generators may be disconnected and removed if desired.K) Car number must be painted on both front doors and on the roof. This isnecessary so the judges can see the numbers from above. Letters should be18 inches high. No obscene words may be painted on the cars.L) Fuel: Gasoline only. NO ALCOHOL.
1) No deliberate hitting on the drivers door and no playing possum. Keep
your car moving or you may be disqualified.
2) Prior to the Derby, a meeting will be held and the ground rules will be
3) All cars must be removed following the Demolition Derby. If the owner
does not want the vehicle, the title must be turned over to the producer.
4) Absolutely no drinking of alcoholic beverages will be tolerated by; Driver
Mechanics, or Officials of the Derby immediately prior to, or during the
Derby. Violators will be escorted off the grounds.
5) Any driver who gets out of his car for any reason after the start of the
will be out. Any car that is turned over will be out.
6) No cars will be allowed to enter the Derby after the starting flag has
dropped. All cars must be on the track and in line prior to the start of the
JUDGES DECISION WILL BE FINAL!!!!
4 CYLINDER DEMOLITION DERBY RULES
ABOVE RULES APPLY---ONLY CHANGE IS LISTED
Any 4-cylinder, front wheel drive, Hard Top car or automobile is allowed. No
commercial type vehicles allowed. No Mini-vans or small trucks.
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