4 Cylinder Rules

Hesston Speedway

 

All cars must be stock four cylinder front wheel drives with no more than 180 factory rated horse power.

No cars newer than 2013.

Original VIN number plate must be on car and be legible- car will not be permitted to race without correct VIN plate.

The only modifications allowed in this division are to enhance driver safety. All other modifications to cars are forbidden. All components must be stock and located in their stock location. Any altering, moving, adjusting, or modifying on cars is forbidden.

1. ELIGIBILITY This is an entry level division to introduce newcomers to the sport at a moderate expense level. Those reaching a particular ability level will not be welcome in this division. This division is a novice division, and intended ONLY for those at that ability level.

2. ROLLCAGE: A. All cars must have a four point rollcage with three door bars on the left side and two door bars on the right side. B. All bars must be welded 360 degrees and gusseted. Roll cage must be securely fastened to the floor via plating and gussets, or by constructing a box frame welded to the floor to serve as a foundation for the roll cage. C. Front bars must follow the contour of the windshield. D. All tubing must be a minimum of 1 1/2″x .095″. E. Driver must have 2″ of clearance above helmeted head.

3. BODY: A. Windshield must be removed and replaced with a full screen with two 2″ x 1/8″ straps in center. B. All glass and plastic must be removed. C. All doors and trunks must be bolted or welded shut. Front hood pins are recommended. D. Numbering must be legible, highly visible and contrasting to car. Numbers must be 18″ high. Any letters must be 9″ high. Numbers must be easy to read. E. Body must remain stock. No body altering or non-factory spoilers. F. Must have front and rear tow hook capable of supporting the weight of the car. ($25 fine if car has to be towed and tow hook is missing.)

4. INTERIOR: A. All interiors must be removed except for the dash which is optional. B. Bars within drivers reach must be padded. C. No metal panels may be removed. D. All holes in firewall must be covered with metal. E. No boxing of interior F. No rearview mirrors allowed.

5. ENGINE: A. Four cylinder, non-turbo engine. B. No VTEC Motors permitted. C. Engine size and model must have been available as original factory option for that car. No swapping of engine makes. I.e. Acura to Honda, etc. D. Must use stock exhaust manifold. E. Batteries can be relocated to the rear of the car (but in front of the rear axle), but must be enclosed and sealed in a steel battery box. The battery box must be securely mounted to the floor. F. Engine and all components must remain stock. Engine mounts can be reinforced but must remain with the stock rubber and must function as stock. No solid mounting.

6. SUSPENSION: A. No altering of any suspension components. B. All parts must remain stock, and in factory location. C. All parts and components must be in good condition.

7. BRAKES: A. All four wheels must have properly operating breaks. B. No three wheel setups or modifications.

8. WHEELS AND TIRES: A. 13″ or 14″ wheels only. 15″ wheels will be acceptable if it was a factory size for the model being run. B. Steel wheels only. All four wheels must be the same. C. Right front wheel may be reinforced but stock dimensions may not be changed. D. Must have oversize lug nuts. E. Tires must be DOT approved. F. No winter or rough tread tires. G. No grooving or altering of tires. H. All four tires must be the same size

9. WEIGHT: A. Minimum total wait for all cars is 2500 lbs. B. Weight is measured with driver & all safety equipment after the race. Track scales are final. C. Maximum amount of weight on the left side is 55% D. 25 lbs. weight will be added for each feature win up to four wins (maximum 100 lbs. extra). That weight must remain for the remainder of the season. E. Any added weight must be clearly marked and secured. Location of weight to be determined by the tech inspector

10. SAFETY: A. Must have an aluminum racing seat with head rest. B. Must have a five point quick release racing harness. Harness must be snell approved and no older than three years. Harness must be securely attached. C. Approved firesuit, socks and gloves are mandatory. Fireproof hood and shoes are recommended. D. Full face helmet with lexan shield snell 05 or newer is mandatory. E. Window net with latches accessible from outside the car is mandatory. F. Fire extinguisher, within reach of the driver and safely mounted is mandatory. G. Must have a collapsible steering shaft (from factory). H. Removable steering wheel is mandatory. Wheel must have a racing quick release. I. Recommended that driver’s door bar be plated with 1/8″ aluminum or steel. J. Fuel cells are recommended but if not used, fuel tank must have a skid plate. K. If stock fuel tank is used stock fuel pump must be used. If fuel cell is used only one fuel pump producing stock fuel pressure may be used. L. Any car may be refused the opportunity to race if safety equipment is deemed unsafe.

11. CAR CLAIM: A. After its SECOND win of the year, the feature winning car may be claimed for $1000.00 B. Any car may be claimed by the speedway at any time. C. Claim must be made no longer than ten minutes after the feature race. D. Driver making claim must have finished the feature. E. Claims carry a $200.00 supervisor’s fee that is non-refundable regardless of outcome of claim. Total claim amount must be given to track official at time of claim. F. Competitor must forfeit their car, as it was when the race finished. Only safety items (seat, belts, window net, and fire extinguisher) may be removed. G. If competitor refuses the claim, claimed car will be disqualified, and will not be permitted to race the following four events. ($200.00 fee will not be refunded)

12. TECHNICAL PROCEDURES: A. Any competing car must be presented to the tech man or tech area upon request. Only the driver or some competent official may accompany the car during the procedure. B. No feature will be declared official until the tech man is satisfied. C. All technical protests must be made with the tech official within ten minutes of the completion of the race. The winner is the only car who may be protested- In order to make a protest against the winner; the protesting car must have finished in the top five and on the lead lap. D. Any protests must be made to the proper official in an orderly and dignified manner. Protests of the winner will be allowed only if presented coherently and as the tech team sees fit. In the event of multiple protests we will determine the order of importance and select which if any we choose to omit. E. Fees: Protesting car must put up a $200 nonrefundable supervisory fee, additional items include $200 to pump engine, $250 per part protested, $500 to remove head, $1500 for complete tear down. F. Any other violation found during the inspection that was not part of the protest will still result in disqualification.

13. PENALTIES: The technical rules contained here have been assembled with great concern toward maximizing competition and minimizing costs. Rule violations will not be tolerated. Major violations will result in disqualification, loss of points, and prize money earned. Depending on the severity and the intent of the violation, there could be a suspension from future racing activity at the speedway. Minor violations will be considered major if they are not corrected in the grace period allowed by the tech team. Any car must be presented for the scrutiny of the tech man at our request, and results will not be considered official until we are satisfied. Any claiming must be done in an orderly manner, in cash, and under the conditions previously specified. If at any time the conduct of any team member, driver or associate becomes a discredit to the speedway, the sport, or himself, they will be removed from all racing activity at the track. Owners/ drivers are responsible for the behavior of all individuals associated with the car and may suffer similarly. These rules have been designed to facilitate the orderly conduct of and establish minimum or maximum requirements for the events. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication or compliance with these regulations.

Management is empowered to, at their discretion, deviate from specifications described herein. Management reserves the right to update these regulations at their discretion, in the interest of cost, safety, or fairness. Management’s interpretation of these regulations will always be considered final. Management has the right to confiscate any part deemed to be in violation of the technical rules. Any driver/ car found to be in violation of any technical/ procedural rules can have their racing privileges revoked for any length of time deemed appropriate by management.