Rules and Regulations
2012 COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES
SUPER LATE MODEL EVENT GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
1. The Rules and/or Regulations set forth herein do not express or imply warranty of safety, from publication of, or, compliance with these Rules and/or Regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series for Super Late Models, and are in no way a guarantee against injury to participants.
2. These Rules and/or Regulations will apply to all MSRA events.
3. Acting track officials shall have full authority over said events, and, in the event of any dispute, the Head Official’s decision will be final.
4. All Late Models are subject to be inspected by the Technical Inspector at any time during the event.
5. The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series reserves the right to alter or amend these Rules and/or Regulations in the interests of fair competition and their decision is final.
A. Nosepiece and roof must match body style of car.
B. All cars must have a minimum of one inch (1”) and a maximum of two (2”) inches of roll at top of fenders, doors, and quarter panels. A sharp edge will not be permitted. Body roll must go from sides over interior, not interior over sides.
C. Floorboards and firewall must cover the driver’s area and be constructed to provide maximum safety.
D. Driver’s seat must remain in the same general area as the general design of the car.
E. Windshield screen or bars are mandatory. (6 race grace period)
F. Legible numbers, at least eighteen inches (18”) high are required on each side of the car and roof.
G. No fins or raised lips of any kind are permitted anywhere along the entire length of the car.
H. Bodyline must be a smooth even line from front to rear.
I. No “slope noses” or “wedge cars” permitted. Noses must be stock appearing, subject to Series template.
J. No “belly pans” or any type of enclosure on bottom of cars will be permitted. Skid plate to protect oil pan is permitted.
K. No wings or tunnels of any kind are permitted underneath the body or chassis of the car. 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 18”x 18” and mounted only from the upper right frame rail to the lower right frame rail.
L. All non-approved bodies will be assessed a fifty pound (50#) minimum weight penalty.
M. No panels of any kind under the rear deck running from the front to the rear of the car. Bracing from fuel cell top from front to rear is legal.
N. Any air cleaner scoops used must be positioned in front of or around the air cleaner and cannot exceed one (1”) inch in height above any part of the air cleaner. The scoop cannot be designed with fins or raised edges to direct airflow. The scoop cannot extend behind the rear of the air cleaner and must have a maximum width of seventeen inches (17”) at the rear, with a maximum of ten inches (10”) width at the front and cannot have more than one inch (1”) opening from the in height at the front.
O. No cockpit or driver adjustable shocks, hydraulic or pneumatic weight jacks, trackers, MSD boxes or similar adjustable components of any kind are permitted inside the cockpit of the car. Taping over of any adjuster is not permitted. The offending component must be removed from the cockpit.
A. The Series Technical Inspector must approve all stock nosepieces.
B. Nosepieces must be made of molded type material.
C. Two (2) piece noses must be fastened together in the center. No spacers to gain width are permitted.
D. The nosepiece must be mounted so as not to alter its original shape.
E. No material can be removed from the nosepiece. No cutting from bottom, top or sides is permitted.
F. Adding to the bottom of the nosepiece in the front achieving lower ground clearance is permitted.
G. A stock nosepiece can extend a maximum of fifty-two inches (52") from the center of the front hub to the farthest point extending forward.
H. Front fender flairs must be made of plastic and cannot alter the original shape of the nosepiece. The front fender flairs cannot extend beyond the front tire more than one inch (1") in width with wheels pointed straight.
I. Front fender flairs must have collapsible support.
J. The nosepiece must have a headlight decal package attached. One warning will be permitted and then the car must run contrasting color tape in the shape of a headlight.
ROOF AND ROOF SUPPORTS
A. The roof length size must be a minimum of forty-four inches (44") to a maximum of fifty-four inches (54").
B. The roof width size must be a minimum of forty-eight inches (48") to a maximum of fifty-two inches (52").
C. Roof must be stock appearing and mounted level.
D. Roof height must be between forty-five inches (45”) and forty-eight inches (48”) from the ground.
E. The roof must be mounted parallel to body and near center of the car.
F. A maximum one and one half inch (1.5”) roll, turned downward, is permitted along the front edge of the roof. A maximum one-inch (1”) roll turned downward is permitted along the rear edge of the roof. (Roll permitted to help strengthen roof).
G. No flat or odd shaped roofs permitted.
H. All roof side panels must extend to the edge of the body. Maximum Roof side panel window size – seventeen inches (17”) at the top, forty-three inches (43”) maximum at the bottom. The window area may be covered with clear Lexan or transparent material. Both roof support openings must be covered or both must be left open. Decals will be permitted but must meet the dimensions in the drawing and must be approved by the Technical Inspector. Maximum two-inch (2”) bow in either direction in rear roof side panels is permitted.
I. Front posts must be flat and in uniform width from top to bottom – four inch (4”) maximum width.
J. Any sun shields, four inch (4”) maximum, must be able to hinge for easy exiting of car.
FRONT FENDERS AND HOOD
A. Must be level and flat from left to right side of car.
B. Fenders are not permitted to gain height from rear to front of car.
C. No part of fender or hood can be outside of the bodyline.
D. The front fender can be a maximum of thirty-six inches (36”) in height. Height is measured vertically from the ground to the top of the fender behind the front tires.
A. Door to door cannot exceed seventy-six inches (76”) in width at the top of the doors.
B. Door to door cannot exceed eighty- two inches (82”) in width at the bottom in the center of the car.
C. Doors cannot exceed thirty-six inches (36”) in height measured from the ground.
D. At no point can the door sides break in towards the center of the car between the top and bottom measurements.
E. The minimum ground clearance permitted is three inches (3”).
A. No offset quarter panels permitted. Must be equally tapered towards the center of the car.
B. Tire clearance from body must be a minimum of two inches (2”). No wheel skirts permitted.
C. At no point can quarter panel sides break in towards center of the car.
A. No aluminum frames permitted in construction of car.
B. Minimum 103” wheelbase.
C. Rectangle or Square Tubing:
The frame of all cars must be constructed of two inch (2”) by two-inch (2”) minimum rectangular or square tubing with a minimum of eight inch (8”) circumference and a minimum of eighty-three thousands inch (.083”) wall thickness.
D. Tube Frame:
The frame of all cars must be constructed of a minimum of one and three-quarter inch (1¾”) round tubing and must have a wall thickness of eighty-three thousands inch (.083”) wall thickness minimum.
E. If rear bumper is stubbed, it may only extend a maximum of eight inches (8”) beyond frame. Any stubbed rear bumpers that extend eight inches (8”) or more beyond frame must be rounded and directed towards the front of the car.
F. It is recommended that all cars be equipped with a tow hook or strap.
G. All battery supports must be braced in two axis - two horizontal and one vertical.
A. Cars must have a suitable steel roll cage in drivers’ compartment including headrest.
B. Side roll bars are mandatory and must extend into the door panels.
C. A minimum of three (3) bars must be used on the left side of the car. Each bar must be a minimum of one and one-half inch (1½”) in diameter with a minimum thickness of ninety-five thousands inch (.095”).
D. Roll cage must be welded to the frame.
E. Roll cage must be above the drivers’ helmet.
F. No “fin-shaped” or “foil-shaped” add-ons permitted on any part of the roll cage. The entire roll cage must be constructed of round tubing only.
A. Interior is permitted to be dropped to the middle of the car a maximum of three inches (3”) below the top of doors and a minimum of twelve inches (12”) below the roll cage.
B. Interior must gradually taper up to the quarter panel height and be level for thirty-two inches (32”) from the rear of the quarter panel.
C. Interior must be fastened flush at the top of the door and quarter panels and may taper gradually towards the center of the car not creating a “lip effect”.
D. Interior must run in a straight line from behind the drivers’ seat to the rear spoiler.
E. If interior is flat through the car, it must maintain a twelve-inch (12”) clearance from roll cage for easy exciting from either side of the car.
F. All cars with interior panels must at NO point in the car be over three inches (3”) in height. The portion of the panel running beside the driver must taper to zero or end in line with the steering wheel.
G. If interior is dropped at firewall, that portion of the firewall must be filled for safety reasons.
A. Rear spoiler must be manufactured of material of adequate strength such as Lexan or Aluminum.
B. Rear spoiler material maximum eight-inch (8”) height measured from deck to tip of material. Maximum seventy-two inch (72”) width.
C. Rear spoiler is not permitted to be suspended above the deck to create a “wing effect.”
D. Rear spoiler must begin where quarter panels end. No extended decks permitted.
E. Maximum of three (3) rear spoiler supports. Option of two (2) additional one-inch (1”) aluminum braces.
F. Spoiler supports cannot be mounted wider than the top of the quarter panel.
1. Collector type headers required.
2. Mufflers shall be optional unless required by local track rules. All drivers will be responsible for meeting decibel requirements at tracks that require mufflers.
3. If mufflers are required, then all mufflers must be securely attached to all cars. Pop riveting of mufflers will not be permitted. It would be strongly recommended that mufflers be welded to headers.
1. Open Motor - 2300 LBS With Driver.
2. MSRA allows a 100 pound weight break (2200 pounds with driver) for steel block engines.
However, all cars must meet standard body rules, including rear spoiler height of eight inches.
3. Maximum engine setback will be six inches for all cars. Measured from center of ball joint to the number 1 (one) front spark plug hole.
4. All engines are limited to one (1) spark plug and two (2) valves per cylinder.
5. Magnetos are permitted, but all cars must have an operating self starter.
6. ANY ATTACHED WEIGHTS MUST BE SECURELY BOLTED TO FRAME, AND MUST BE PAINTED WHITE OR SILVER AND HAVE CAR NUMBER CLEARLY PAINTED ON THEM. Due to the high risk factor involved, any car that loses a lead weight during any event may be banned from series events for the rest of the season or fined. Two attaching mounts are required for any weight over ten pounds.
7. No weights may be attached to rear bumper, or above the deck level.
8. No lead pellets—No liquid weights.
**For Greenville Speedway (MS) events (1350's will be allowed)
Chemical alterations of any tires are strictly prohibited. No tire softeners or conditioners which alter the chemical compound of the tire will be permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, tire soaking, tire conditioners, rolled on tire prep, internal applications or the use of tread softeners. This will be strictly enforced.
Tire Testing and Protest Procedure
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series reserves the right to confiscate any competitor’s tires at any time during any event with out any advance notice. Failure to relinquish said tires is considered an admission of guilt and will result in an immediate disqualification and the competitor will be penalized as noted below.
If a tire is found to require testing, the following procedure will be used:
1 – The tire will be removed from the car and dismounted in the inspection area by the driver or his designated crew chief.
2 – The Lead CCSDS Tech Official will remove three (3) samples from the tread area of the tire.
3- Each sample will be placed into an individually numbered tamper-proof container and sealed. Driver will witness this process.
4 – All winnings for the event will be retained by MSRA until the results of the testing have been received.
5 – Sample #1 will be forwarded to the MSRA designated testing facility for chemical analysis.
6 – Sample # 2 and #3 will be retained by MSRA.
7 – If Sample #1 is found to have chemical alteration, Sample #2 can be forwarded at the expense of the competitor to the testing facility for analysis.
8 – If Sample #2 is also found to have chemical alteration penalties will be levied as designated below.
9 – A competitor may dispute the findings of the first two samples.The competitor will be responsible for any costs involved with testing the third sample. The competitor may also opt to have the third sample tested at another independent laboratory of their choice. However this laboratory would have to be approved by COMP Cams Super Dirt Series.
10 – There will be an independent review board appointed that will only hear appeals of penalties for chemically altered tires. An appeal must be made in writing to the MSRA Offices within fifteen (15) days of notification of the final test results
Penalties and Fines:
First Offense - 2011 Season: $2,000.00 Fine for driver. 60 day suspension from COMP Cams Super Dirt Series sanctioned events. 150 point deduction. Driver will forfeit any winnings for that event. Violator will assume all costs (including any testing procedures). No points will be awarded for that event. Suspension will begin after satisfaction of all fines and testing fees.
Second Offense - 2011 Season: $5,000.00 Fine for driver. 180 day suspension from COMP Cams Super Dirt Series sanctioned events. 450 point deduction. Driver will forfeit any winnings for that event.Violator will assume all costs (including any testing procedures).No points will be awarded for that event Suspension will begin after satisfaction of all fines and testing fees.
Third Offense - 2011 Season: $10,000.00 Fine for driver. 365 day suspension from COMP Cams Super Dirt Series sanctioned events. 450 point deduction. Driver will forfeit any winnings for that event. Violator will assume all costs (including any testing procedures). No points will be awarded for that event. Suspension will begin after satisfaction of all fines and testingfees.*Note: First and Second Offense Suspensions will be served completely during a racing season. Should suspension time still remain at the last MSRA event of 2010 the suspension will carry over to the 2011 season
1. Each COMP Cams Super Dirt Series participant will be required to use a Raceceiver communication device to receive direction from the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series race directors, during all events and all hot laps, heats, 'B Mains' and Feature Events.
2. The driver must have Raceceiver installed and tuned in to the designated COMP Cams Super Dirt Series frequency and turned up to a volume level which allows the driver to hear race officials. This includes on track and line up activities, and after race tech until the driver has returned to the pits.
3. COMP Cams Super Dirt Series rents Raceceivers as a courtesy to the drivers. Whether a COMP Cams Super Dirt Series or driver owned Raceceiver, it is the driver's responsiblity to make sure the Raceceiver is on, with sufficient battery to last throughout the event.
TRACTION CONTROL DEVICES
1) All traction control devices utilizing wheel sensors or any means of measuring ground speed to control wheel spin are strictly prohibited.
2) Adjustable ping control devices, dial a chip controls, timing controls, or automated throttle controls are NOT permitted in the cockpit or any other position accessible to the driver.
3) Any remote controlled components inside or outside the cockpit of any competitor's race car are NOT permitted.
4) No data acquisition systems are permitted.
5) Any competitor found with any of the above will be fined could be disqualified and suspended for up to a year.
It will be the responsibility of all Drivers/Teams to sign in, and pay the entry fee for all COMP Cams Super Dirt Series events. Payment, drawing and preliminary inspection must be complete before hot laps. Entry Fees are for a regular race are $100 for members and $110 for non-members. this includes tire stamping costs. Drivers starting a B but not making the feature will receive a $100 payout.
Entry fees will be used by COMP Cams Super Dirt Series for supplementing the points fund, with 50% of the paid entries going directly to the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series point fund. Payment of officials and administrative costs will be deducted from the entry money. If you suffer a mishap before qualifying your entry fee will be refunded. Once hot laps start NO refund will be given.
CONTINGENCIES AND AWARDS
Certain other products manufacturers will be awarding contingency to drivers finishing in the feature and year end point standings. These awards are dependant upon the manufacturer decal being carried on the race car. If you wish to be eligible to receive awards from the manufacturers concerned, it is your responsibility to ensure that the correct decal is affixed to your race car. Also, please be aware that the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series responsibility is ONLY to provide the manufacturer with your name and address, and not to pay the award. All cars finishing the feature races will be checked by series personal for the appropriate decals.
Drivers will be required (mandatory) to carry decals of primary series sponsors in order to be eligible for COMP Cams Super Dirt Series posted awards including point fund monies.
Any other COMP Cams Super Dirt Series sponsor decal that is carried on the car must be affixed prominently.
All Drivers will be allowed one (1) Hot Lap Session Hot Laps will be conducted in Groups in order, as per the Draw. Drivers/Teams are responsible for knowing what Group the Driver/Team is in. Lineups will be posted at track posting stations in the pits. Drivers must Hot Lap in their assigned Groups. If a Driver does not make it to the staging area in time for his assigned session, that driver will not be allowed to Hot Lap. No Exceptions.
Race format is to be announced and posted in advance of each event. The number of Heats to be run will be determined solely by the Race Director, and will be based on the number of cars present with a goal of a maximum of twelve cars in any heat race event. Heats races may be 10 or 12 laps. The Top 12 drivers in passing points will advance to the feature, all others will be assigned starting positions in B
Last Chance races based upon their points.
Passing points are based on two ways to accumulate points. First, each finishing position in the heat event is assigned a point value. All drivers will earn the points that the finishing position in the heat is worth.
In addition to the points earned by finishing positions, each driver will earn 1 ½ bonus “passing points” for every position he advances in his heat event. Drivers that check in late, arrive at the staging area late, or voluntarily fall to the back of their heat event after receiving a starting position will not be eligible to receive bonus “passing points”.
Any car that scratches prior to a heat moving to the track will not be considered part of the “official” heat line-up and will receive zero qualifying points. All cars that move onto the track from the staging area will be considered to have officially “started” the heat, regardless if they take the initial green flag or not. The heat race line-up will become “official” once the cars roll out of the staging area and move to the track. Cars that are part of the “official” scored line-up that drop out prior to the initial green flag, or drop out before a full lap is scored, are considered “passed” and passing points will be awarded. Only cars not in the “official” starting order will not be considered “passed” in the heat event. Cars that scratch prior to the heat advancing to the track will not be included in the “official” starting line-up of the heat.
The starting order will be re-drawn in the tower to reflect the cars “officially” part of the heat. Those cars that “scratch” after the line-up is deemed “official” will receive points equal to last place in the heat event run. Any driver that would scratch or drop to the rear of the field with the express intent of assisting another driver gain passing points is subject to disqualification. Any driver that would be benefit by intent from such action is also subject to disqualification.
In the event that two or more cars finish qualifying with a tie in qualifying “passing” points, the tie will be broken by the heat event run. The earlier heat will be placed ahead of the later heat in all Feature and Last Chance Qualifying Line-ups.
NOTE: The Pole Position Driver does not have the option to start on either the inside or the outside of the front row - either for Heat Races, B-Mains or Main Features. He must start in the number one (1) position.
At the discretion of the Race Director. Drivers may change TO ANY CAR at any time between qualifying/heats and the start of the main feature. However, any change will result in the driver starting in the rear of his heat race, B-Main race or feature. It is the driver’s responsibility to notify track officials of any desired change. If a car not already entered, driver must bring car to inspection area before it can be allowed to compete.
In addition to the eighteen cars which qualify for the feature, COMP Cams Super Dirt Series will award two provisional starting positions based upon the points standings at the beginning of the race night. At selected race tracks, at the discretion of the Promoter, the Promoter may have the option to start extra Drivers at the rear of the Field. Any Driver who is allowed to start as a Promoter’s Option will score Points towards the points championship, apart from those points earned up to the start of the Feature. Any Driver who is the recipient of a Provisional or Promoter’s Option must have made the attempt to take the green flag for their assigned heat or B-Main Race. Any driver who was disqualified in the heat or "B" may not utilize a provisional to start.
Any driver can use up to (3) provisionals consecutively. Drivers can not use more than five (5) provisionals in a year, unless a position is available which no other member has claimed.
The 2011 Points Championship will have a Points Fund, You must be a COMP Cams Super Dirt Series member to qualify for the points fund (COMP Cams Super Dirt Series memberships are $150 per annum). The Points fund is based off a 24 race schedule. If 18 or less points races are completed, (75% of the anticipated races), the points fund will be reduced.
Drivers must enter/compete in at least 90% of the completed COMP Cams Super Dirt Series events to receive posted awards, and be present at the banquet to be eligible for contingencies.
The points tie breaker for any position will revert to number of wins, and if still tied, then number of seconds, and so on until the tie is broken.
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Points will be awarded as follows:
Drivers wishing to compete for the Rookie of the Year Award must indicate their intention by applying, in writing, to COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, and include- Age; Years of racing experience; Years competed in Super Late Model Division; Number of races won; Biggest purse won in Late Model events, List of Achievements; Details of car/team for the forthcoming season; and driver photo. Application letters must be received before the first intended COMP Cams Super Dirt Series event, or in any COMP Cams Super Dirt Series event prior to completion of third event.
RACE PROCEDURES AND RULES
2. Any driver jumping the original start will be warned for the first offense, and after the second offense will be put back one row. It is the responsibility of the outside front row starter to stay even with the inside front tow starter. The starter must set a reasonable and consistent pace.
Heats, B-Main or Features
2. After the “one lap to go” signal has been given, the field must maintain an orderly, controlled pace around to the cone, with the front row running side by side. The pole-sitter will set the pace going into turn 3 and maintain that pace going to the line. It is the responsibility of the outside pole to keep his car even with the pole-sitter. Provided that the line up is good, the Race will be started at some point between the designated starting point and the flag stand.
3. Anticipating the start or firing before the green light or flag will be considered a penalty, and the offending Driver or Drivers will be put back one row.
4. In the event of a caution, before the first lap is complete, due to a multi car accident, the field will be lined-up for a complete re-start in the original Grid order, provided there are NO penalties to be assessed.
5. Any Driver who comes to a stop during the first lap, and in the opinion of the Officials, has done so deliberately to cause a re-start, will be put to the rear before the race is re-started. Any driver who spins out unassisted on the initial start will be put to the rear before the race is restarted.
In the event of a green-white- checker situation, COMP Cams Super Dirt Series will make one attempt to restart the race.
Following the Main Feature, The top five finishers must cross the scales and weigh in correctly. This includes the Winner who must weigh prior to any Winners’ interview or Presentation held on the front straight.
NOTE: All Cars must proceed directly from the race track to the Scales. Any detour, to anywhere, may result in a penalty being assessed by the race director. Should any Car stop on the way to the Scales, and be touched by anyone other than a Race Official, the Driver will be disqualified. No Exceptions.
CARS MUST REPORT DIRECTLY TO SCALES AFTER ANY RACE, TO BE DECLARED LEGAL AND TO CERTIFY THEIR POSITION.
ATTENTION ALL DRIVERS, OWNERS AND CREW MEMBERS
Please remember that we are here because of the Fans, Promoters, and Sponsors. If they don’t benefit…we won’t. While we understand that competition involves substantial financial stakes, there is no excuse for bad or unruly behavior, which would tend to bring the series into disrepute.
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