Crate Late Model Rules

2012 NATIONAL TOUR AND WEEKLY RACING SERIES
RULES AND REGULATIONS

(2012 Rules Changes In Italic Print)

 NATIONAL AND WEEKLY GENERAL RULES:
1.      THE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS SET FORTH HEREIN DOES NOT EXPRESS OR IMPLIES WARRANTY OF SAFETY, FROM PUBLICATION OF, OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. THEY ARE INTENDED AS A GUIDELINE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE CRATE RACIN’ USA DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES, AND ARE IN NO WAY A GUARANTEE AGAINST INJURY TO PARTICIPANTS.

2.      THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS WILL APPLY TO ALL CRATE RACIN’ USA DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES SANCTIONED EVENTS.

3.      CRATE RACIN’ USA DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES OFFICIALS SHALL HAVE FULL AUTHORITY OVER SAID SANCTIONED EVENTS, AND IN THE EVENT OF ANY DISPUTE, THE HEAD OFFICIAL'S DECISION WILL BE FINAL.

4.      ALL ARE SUBJECT TO BE INSPECTED BY THE CRATE RACIN’ USA DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES TECHNICAL INSPECTORS AT ANY TIME DURING THE EVENT.

5.      THE SERIES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONFISCATE ANY SUSPICIOUS, OR DEEMED ILLEGAL, COMPONENTS.

6.      THE CRATE RACIN’ USA DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER OR AMEND THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS IN THE INTERESTS OF FAIR COMPETITION.

7.      THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE CRATE RACIN’ USA DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES HAVE BEEN SANCTIONED AND APPROVED BY THE CRATE RACIN’ USA DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES, P.O. BOX 1346, CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120, AND AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.NeSMITHRACING.COM. NATIONAL AND WEEKLY

 MEMBERSHIP AND ENTRY FEES:
1.      TO BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN CRATE RACIN’ USA DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES NATIONAL POINTS AND OR WEEKLY RACING SERIES POINTS, POINT FUND MONIES, AND SERIES CONTINGENCY AWARDS, A DRIVER MUST PAY AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE OF $100.

NATIONAL AND WEEKLY SPONSOR DECALS - DECAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.      ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST DISPLAY REQUIRED DECALS AS PRESCRIBED BY THE SERIES TO BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE.

2.      CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONTINGENCY SPONSORSHIPS PARTICIPANT MUST FOLLOW THE REQUIREMENTS OF EACH COMPANY I.E. DECALS, PATCHES, PRODUCT, ETC. THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.

RaceCeivers:
1.      EACH CRATE RACIN’ USA DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES PARTICIPANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO USE A RACECEIVER ONE WAY RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE (AVAILABLE FROM THE SERIES) TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATION FROM THE CRATE RACIN’ USA DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES RACE DIRECTOR DURING ALL EVENTS. EVENTS INCLUDE THE HOT LAPS, TIME TRIALS, HEAT RACES, CONSI FEATURES AND THE A-MAIN EVENT. GENERALLY, THE DRIVER SHOULD HAVE HIS RACECEIVER INSTALLED AND TUNED IN TO THE DESIGNATED FREQUENCY WITH THE VOLUME TURNED UP TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS AT ANY TIME THEY HAVE THEIR HELMET ON AND ARE PREPARED TO COMPETE. THIS WOULD INCLUDE THE TIMES DURING LINE-UP AND THE RUNNING OF THE EVENT AND UNTIL RETURNING TO THEIR OWN PIT SPACE.

2.      DRIVERS NEED TO MAKE SURE THEIR RACECEIVERS ARE TURNED ON AND IN WORKING ORDER BEFORE THEY GO ON THE RACE TRACK. CRATE RACIN’ USA OFFICIALS CAN COMMUNICATE A REQUEST FOR YOU TO THE RACE DIRECTOR FOR A RACECEIVER RADIO CHECK. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DRIVER TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A NEW BATTERY INSTALLED IN THEIR RACECEIVERS AT EACH EVENT. REMOVE THE BATTERY FROM THE RACECEIVER EACH TIME YOU COME BACK TO YOUR PIT AREA. KEEP SPARE BATTERIES WITH YOU AT THE TRACK.
SHOULD YOUR RACECEIVER NOT WORK PROPERLY, REMOVE THE BATTERY AND PUT IT BACK IN TO RESET THE UNIT. IF THAT DOESN'T FIX THE PROBLEM, TRY PUTTING IN A NEW BATTERY. IF IT STILL DOESN'T WORK, CONSULT WITH A CRATE RACIN’ USA OFFICIAL. 
 
NATIONAL AND WEEKLY ENGINE RULES:
1.      GM PART NUMBER 88958602 & GM PART NUMBER 88958604.

2.      THESE ENGINES ARE SEALED AT THE INTAKE MANIFOLD, CYLINDER HEAD, FRONT COVER, AND OIL PAN WITH SPECIAL TWIST OFF BOLT HEADS ORIGINALLY FROM GM.  CRATE USA SEALS ALLOWED, NO RM BOLTS, FOR ANY OTHER SEALING SYSTEM CONTACT CRATE RACIN USA FOR APPROVAL.  CRATE ENGINES MUST NOT BE ALTERED, MODIFIED OR CHANGED FROM FACTORY SPECS.

3.      THE SEALED ENGINES MUST REMAIN INTACT AND NOT BE TAMPERED WITH; ANY SEALS THAT HAVE BEEN REMOVED OR TAMPERED WITH WILL MAKE THE ENGINE ILLEGAL AND NOT ELIGIBLE FOR COMPETITION. THE PENALTY FOR ANYONE TAMPERING WITH SEALS, MODIFYING ANY INTERNAL ENGINE PARTS, CHANGING THE PARTS FROM STOCK AS DELIVERED SEALED FROM THE FACTORY WILL BE SUBJECT TO EXPULSION FROM RACING WITH ANY CRATE RACIN' USA SANCTIONED EVENT FOR THE REMAINDER OF SEASON AND FUTURE SEASONS.

4.      NO CHANGES ARE ALLOWED TO THE ENGINE - INTAKE MANIFOLD, HEADS, VALVE COVERS, FRONT COVER, OIL PAN, HARMONIC BALANCER OR ANY OTHER PART / OR PARTS ON / OR IN ENGINE. A)  After much research NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series officials, along with GM Officials, have determined on some cases that original factory cylinder heads and valve springs do not meet the required correct install height.  To correct this, shimming will be allowed to meet the correct install heights listed in the chart below.  These updates will be published in a forthcoming version of the GM Technical/ Specification Manual.

 


Valve Spring Specifications – New

 

 

Description

 

88958602

88958603

88958604

Valve Spring P/N

 

10212811

12551483

12551483

Valve Spring P/N -set of 16

 

n/a

12495494

12495494

Diameter (+/- .010")

(A)

1.250"

1.340"

1.340"

Free Height (+/- .015")

(B)

2.021"

2.154"

2.154"

Installed Height (Ok to shim to proper height)

(C)

1.70"

1.780"

1.780"

Pressure @ Installed Height (+/- 5 lbs)

(D)

80 lbs.

110 lbs.

110 lbs.

Open Height

(E)

1.270"

1.300"

1.300"

Open Pressure (+/- 10 lbs)

(F)

195 lbs

270 lbs.

270 lbs.

Coil Bind

(G)

1.20"

1.21"

1.21"

Wire Diameter

 

.177"

.178"

.178"

 

5.      NO VACUUM PUMPS.

6.      ALL CRATE ENGINES MUST REMAIN STOCK AS THEY CAME SEALED FROM THE FACTORY. CRATE ENGINES MUST NOT BE ALTERED, MODIFIED OR CHANGED FROM FACTORY SPECS.

7.      ENGINE’S GM SERIAL NUMBER AND WHEN APPLICABLE CRATE USA BUILD CERTIFICATION NUMBER, MUST BE CLEARLY VISIBLE TO SERIES TECHNICAL INSPECTORS.

8.      ANY VIOLATION OF THE ENGINE RULES AND/OR FACTORY SPECS INSIDE THE SEALING SYSTEM OF THE ENGINE WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER AND/OR OWNER BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM THAT EVENT, AND SUSPENDED FROM SERIES COMPETITION FOR 365 DAYS AND PAY A id=mce_marker,000 FINE.  AFTER THAT PERIOD, THE DRIVER CAN ONLY COMPETE IN SERIES EVENTS WITH AN ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH ORIGINAL FACTORY GM SEALING BOLTS, OR CRATE USA SEALS FROM AN AUTHORIZED REBUILDER  APROVED AND, AUTHORIZED BY CRATE RACIN USA OFFICIALS.  DRIVER AND/OR OWNER WILL BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING OF SERIES DECISION, ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL

9.      ANY VIOLATION OF THE ENGINE RULES AND/OR FACTORY SPECS OUTSIDE THE SEALING BOLTS OF THE ENGINE WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM THAT EVENT.  DRIVER AND/OR OWNER COULD BE SUSPENDED FROM SERIES COMPETITION FOR UP TO BUT NOT MORE THAN 30 DAYS, AND FINED UP TO BUT NOT MORE THAN $500.00, AT SERIES OFFICIALS DISCRETION.  DRIVER AND/OR OWNER WILL BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING OF SERIES DECISION, ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
 
NATIONAL AND WEEKLY ENGINE SETBACK RULE:
1.      ENGINE SETBACK WILL BE 6" FROM CENTER OF TOP BALL JOINT TO THE #1 SPARK PLUG WITH A 1-INCH TOLERANCE ON ENGINE SETBACK.  THERE WILL BE A 50 POUND PENALTY FORWARD OF THE MOTOR PLATE FOR EACH 1/2-INCH OF SET BACK BEYOND SEVEN (7) INCHES OF ENGINE SETBACK.  NO CARS WITH MORE THAN AN EIGHT (8) INCH ENGINE SETBACK WILL BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE.

NATIONAL AND WEEKLY CARBURETOR RULES:
1.      ONE FOUR-BARREL CARBURETOR ONLY OF ANY MANUFACTURE.
2.      ENGINE MUST BE NATURALLY ASPIRATED.
3.      604 - MAY USE ONE CARBURETOR SPACER (1 INCH-ONE PIECE WITH .040 TOLERANCE MAXIMUM) AND TWO STANDARD PAPER GASKETS (MAXIMUM 0.070 INCH THICK), ONE GASKET BETWEEN INTAKE TO SPACER AND ONE GASKET BETWEEN SPACER TO CARBURETOR.
4.      602 - MAY USE ONE CARBURETOR SPACER (2 INCH-ONE PIECE WITH .040 TOLERANCE MAXIMUM) AND TWO STANDARD PAPER GASKETS (MAXIMUM 0.070 INCH THICK), ONE GASKET BETWEEN INTAKE TO SPACER AND ONE GASKET BETWEEN SPACER TO CARBURETOR NATIONAL AND WEEKLY

 DISTRIBUTOR RULE:
1.      ANY ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTOR-TYPE IGNITION SYSTEM.  NO CRANK TRIGGER, DISTRIBUTORLESS MULTI-COIL, OR MAGNETO IGNITION SYSTEM.

 NATIONAL AND WEEKLY STARTER RULE:
1.      ALL CARS MUST HAVE STARTER IN WORKING ORDER.

NATIONAL AND WEEKLY WATER PUMP RULES:
1.      CAST OR ALUMINUM PERMITTED.
2.      NO ELECTRIC WATER PUMP. NATIONAL AND WEEKLY EXHAUST RULES:
1.      COLLECTOR TYPE HEADERS REQUIRED.  MUST HAVE FOUR (4) TUBES INTO ONE (1) COLLECTOR OF A CONSISTENT DIAMETER.

2.      MUFFLERS NOT REQUIRED UNLESS TRACK MANDATES.   WHEN MANDATED MUFFLER’S MUST HAVE SOME TYPE OF INTERNAL NOISE DAMPENING CHARACTERISTICS, BAFFLES, EXTRUDED HOLES, SCREEN, CHAMBERED, ETC.  MUFFLER’S MUST MEET LOCAL SPEEDWAY’S NOISE DECIBAL REQUIREMENTS.

3.      NO TRI-Y HEADERS OR MERGED HEADERS ALLOWED
4.      NO SQUARE-TUBE HEADERS ALLOWED NATIONAL AND WEEKLY FUEL -

FUEL CELL - FUEL PUMP RULES:
1.      AN APPROVED FUEL CELL (32 GALLON MAXIMUM) MUST BE SECURELY MOUNTED IN THE TRUNK AREA OF THE CAR, INSIDE A .20 GAUGE METAL BOX SUPPORTED BY A MINIMUM OF TWO 2" BY 1/8" STEEL STRAPS.

2.      ALL FUEL CELLS MUST BE COMPLETELY VISIBLE FROM REAR OF CAR.

3.      GASOLINE OR RACING GAS ONLYNO ETHANOL (E85, OR E105) NO METHANOL, OR ALCOHOL - NO NITROUS OXIDE.  NO PROPYLENE OXIDE, OR CHEMICAL ADDITIVES.  FUELS MUST HAVE A SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF LESS THAN .745.  ANY FUEL WITH A SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF .745 OR GREATER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.  IT IS THE RACERS RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW WHAT HE/SHE IS PUTTING IN THE FUEL CELL.  THE NEW VP CHP RACING FUEL IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED, AS IT IS SPECIALLY FORMULATED FOR THE GM PERFORMANCE CIRCLE TRACK ENGINES FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY. 

4.      MECHANICAL FUEL PUMP ONLY, CAM DRIVEN OR BELT DRIVEN, NO ELECTRIC FUEL PUMPS.

NATIONAL & WEEKLY EVENT ENGINE PROTESTS:
1.      THE PROTEST FEE FOR A COMPLETE TEAR DOWN AN ENGINE THAT FINISHES THE A-MAIN IS $900, AND THE FEE MUST BE PAID TO THE RACE DIRECTOR OR TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, IN CASH, WITHIN 10 MINUTES AFTER THE CHECKERED FLAG HAS FALLEN ON THE A-MAIN.   MUST FINISH IN THE TOP 5 TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PROTEST.  $250 OF PROTEST FEE WILL GO THE SERIES OR TRACK, REMAINING $650 WILL GO TO WINNER OF PROTEST.

2.      ANY CRATE RACING USA SANCTIONED RACE TRACK IS AUTHORIZED TO CALL FOR AN ENGINE INSPECTION OR TEAR DOWN BY CRATE RACING USA NATIONAL TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.  IF THIS HAPPENS TRACK WILL REMOVE ENGINE AT RACE TRACK, AND IMPOUND UNTIL INSPECTION DAY CAN BE ARRANGED FOR ALL PARTIES INVOLVED.

3.      FAILURE AND/OR REFUSAL TO TEAR DOWN AN ENGINE AND/OR FOR YOUR RACE CAR TO BE INSPECTED BY SERIES OFFICIALS AT ANY TIME WILL RESULT IN A 365-DAY SUSPENSION AND FINE OF A DETERMINED AMOUNT BY SERIES OFFICIALS.

4.      ONLY THREE PEOPLE FROM THE PROTESTED CAR AND 1 PERSON DESIGNATED FROM THE TEAM PROTESTING WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE TECH AREA DURING A PROTEST

NATIONAL AND WEEKLY BODY RULES:
1.      CRATE RACIN’ USA BODY RULES WILL APPLY.  NO RAISED OR GURNEY LIPS OF ANY TYPE ALLOWED ON BODY.  NO TUNNELLING OF ANY TYPE ALLOWED UNDERNEATH BODY, ALONG FRAME, OR AROUND FUEL CELL AREA.  A STONE SHIELD FOR REMOTE OIL FILTER OR TRANSMISSION IS ALLOWED, 24” X 24” MAXIMUM LOCATED NEAR REAR ENGINE PLATE. (See illustrations at the end of this Rulebook for further body specifications).

SPOILER SIZE MAXIMUM 12". SPOILERS MUST BE MADE OF A SOLID MATERIAL SUCH AS LEXAN OR, SHEET ALUMINUM, OR MATERIALS OF EQUAL STRENGTH.  SPOILER & SPOILER SUPPORTS SHOULD BE MADE OF EQUAL MATERIAL ON ALL AREAS.  NO OPEN SPOILER SUPPORTS.  SPOILER HEIGHT, WIDTH, AND ANGLE MUST BE THE SAME AT ALL TIMES FOR THE ENTIRE AREA OF THE SPOILER.  NO VARYING SPOILER HEIGHTS OR SPOILER ANGLES. 

 

  1. ROOF SUPPORTS OR “C” PILLARS ON BOTH SIDES MUST BE MADE OF EQUAL MATERIAL.   WINDOW OPENINGS ARE ALLOWED BUT MUST BE THE SAME SIZE OPENING ON LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE.  IF CLEAR LEXAN WINDOW IS USED IT MUST BE USED ON BOTH SIDES.  BOTH SIDES OPEN, OR BOTH SIDES CLOSED.   CURVED OR ARCED ROOF SUPPORTS ALLOWED, 3” MAXIMUM ARC ALLOWED AT WIDEST POINT, CHECKED WITH STRAIGHT EDGE, EXTENDED FROM ROOF EDGE TO DOOR EDGE.

4.      THE AEROTECH DOMINATOR NOSE PIECE IS ALLOWED.
5.      NO MIRRORS.
6.      NO RADIOS.
7.      RaceCeiver IS MANDATORY.

NATIONAL AND WEEKLY FRAME RULES:
1.      ALL FRAMES MUST BE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION.
2.      SQUARE OR RECTANGULAR FRAME MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 2" BY 2" MATERIAL, .083 WALL THICKNESSES.
3.      ROUND TUBE FRAME, TUBING MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 1-3/4" OUTSIDE DIAMETER, .083 WALL THICKNESSES.

NATIONAL AND WEEKLY WHEEL BASE RULE:
1.      MINIMUM WHEELBASE WILL BE 103". NATIONAL AND WEEKLY ROLL

 CAGE RULES:
1.      ALL CARS MUST HAVE A SUITABLE STEEL ROLL CAGE PROTECTING THE DRIVER'S COMPARTMENT, INCLUDING HEADREST.
2.      SIDE ROLLBARS ARE MANDATORY, AND MUST EXTEND INTO THE DOOR PANELS. A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) BARS MUST BE ON THE LEFT SIDE.
3.      EACH BAR MUST BE AT LEAST 1 - 1/2" DIAMETER, WITH A MINIMUM MATERIAL THICKNESS OF .083".
4.      ROLL CAGES MUST BE WELDED TO FRAME. NATIONAL AND WEEKLY

 SAFETY RULES:
DRIVER SAFETY IS THE DRIVERS RESPONSIBILITY!  THIS IS NOT THE AREA OF THE RACE CAR TO TRY AND SAVE MONEY, ANY MONEY SPENT ON DRIVER SAFETY WILL ALWAYS BE WELL WORTH IT!
1.      ALL CARS MUST HAVE 3" SEAT BELTS WITH SHOULDER HARNESS AND MUST BE ATTACHED TO ROLL CAGE.   3YRS MAXIMUM AGE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

2.      ALL CARS MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH A 2 POUND ABC FIRE EXTINGUISHER.  CRATE USA STRONGLY RECOMMENDS A 5LB HALON SYSTEM.

3.      CRATE USA STRONGLY URGES AND RECOMMENDS SOME TYPE OF HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT SYSTEM, BUT IS NOT REQUIRED.

4.      ALL DRIVERS MUST WEAR A COMPLETE FIRE SUIT.

5.      GLOVES ARE NOT REQUIRED, BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

NATIONAL AND WEEKLY TRANSMISSION RULES:
1.      MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE FORWARD AND ONE REVERSE GEAR IN WORKING ORDER.

2.      NO STRAIGHT DRIVES OR IN AND OUT BOXES.

3.      DRIVE SHAFTS MUST BE PAINTED WHITE - CARBON FIBER DRIVE SHAFTS ARE LEGAL.

4.      BALLSPLINE TRANSMISSIONS-STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO RUN CARBON FIBER DRIVE SHAFT ONLY! (This is for your safety) NATIONAL AND

 WEEKLY BRAKE RULES:
1.      STEEL BRAKE ROTORS ONLY--NO CARBON FIBER BRAKES, TITANIUM BRAKES OR OTHER EXOTIC MATERIAL     

BRAKE SYSTEMS. NATIONAL AND WEEKLY WHEEL RULES:
1.      ANY BRAND OR TYPE OF WHEEL ALLOWED MUST BE MOUNTED WITH LUG NUTS.

2.      NO KNOCK-OFF OR CENTER LOCK WHEELS.

3.      MAXIMUM WHEEL WIDTH - 14". NATIONAL AND WEEKLY TIRE RULE:

 

  1. HOOSIER D21 AND D55 STAMPED CRATE RACIN’ USA AND SHOULDER PALTED. TIRES WILL BE DUROMETERED AND CRATE RACIN’ USA D21 MUST PUNCH 48 OR HARDER, AND CRATE RACIN’ USA D55 MUST PUNCH 60 OR HARDER AT ANY TIME WHEN TESTED.  GROOVING AND SIPING ALLOWED. 

 

  1. ANY DRIVER AT ANY TIME DETERMINED TO HAVE SOFTENED OR CHEMICALLY ALTERED TIRES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE REMAINDER OF THE EVENT.  DRIVER AND/OR CAR OWNER MAY BE FINED UP TO $1,000 PER TIRE, AND COULD BE SUSPENDED, AT SERIES OFFICIALS DISCRETION.  DRIVER AND/OR OWNER WILL BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING OF DECISION, ALL DECISION’S ARE FINAL.
  2. ANY INDEPENDENT LAB TESTING WILL BE DONE AT CRATE RACING USA OFFICIALS SOLE DISCRETION.  ANY SAMPLES TAKEN FOR TESTING WILL BE DONE IN THE PRESENSE OF DRIVER OR DESIGNATED TEAM REPRESENTATIVE.  TIRE IN QUESTION WILL BE CONFISCATED, MARKED AND HELD BY CRATE RACING USA, UNTIL DECISION IS FINAL

 

WARNING:  THE NESMITH DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES (CRATE RACIN’ USA) AND HOOSIER RACING TIRES STRICTLY FORBIDS ANY CHEMICAL ALTERATION OF THE TIRE CARCASS AND/OR TREAD COMPOUND, SUCH AS TIRE SOAKING OR USE OF TREAD “SOFTENER.”  THE NESMITH DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES (CRATE RACIN’ USA) AND HOOSIER RACING TIRE STRICTLY FORBIDS THE PHYSICAL DEFACEMENT (REMOVAL, ALTERING, OR COVERING) OF TIRE SIDEWALL MARKINGS IN ANY MANNER.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN PREMATURE OR CATASTROPHIC TIRE FAILURE AND MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. ANY TIRE THOUGHT TO BE PHYSICALLY DEFACED OR ALTERED WILL BE CONFISCATED.  WHILE TIRE IS IN QUESTION ALL MONEY, AND POINTS FOR THAT DRIVER WILL BE HELD UNTIL A RULING IS MADE FINAL.  ANY TIRE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN PHYSICALLY DEFACED OR ALTERED WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER BEING SUSPENDED FOR A PERIOD OFMIN. 0 DAYS TO A MAX. 365 DAYS AND MAY BE FINED A MIN. $0 TO A MAX. $1,000, BEFORE BECOMING ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE WITH THE NESMITH DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES (CRATE RACIN’ USA) AGAIN.  FINES AND PENALTIES WILL BE AT SERIES OFFICIALS DISCRETION.

NATIONAL AND WEEKLY WEIGHT RULES:
1.      GM CRATE ENGINE #88958602 - 2300 LBS. AT QUALIFYING, 1LB PER LAP BURN OFF ON HEATS, CONSYS, & FEATURE RACE.  (GREEN FLAG LAPS ONLY)

2.      GM CRATE ENGINE # 88958604 - 2300 LBS. AT QUALIFYING, 1LB PER LAP BURN OFF ON HEATS, CONSYS, & FEATURE RACE.  (GREEN FLAG LAPS ONLY)

3.      ATTACHED WEIGHT MUST BE SECURELY BOLTED TO FRAME WITH 1/2" OR LARGER BOLTS. WEIGHT MUST BE PAINTED WHITE WITH CAR NUMBER DISPLAYED. PENALTY FOR LOSING ATTACHED WEIGHT ON THE RACE TRACK IS DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE EVENT.

 


WEEKLY MEMBERSHIP AND ENTRY FEES:
1.      TO BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN CRATE RACIN’ USA WEEKLY RACING SERIES POINTS, POINT FUND MONIES, AND SERIES CONTINGENCY AWARDS, A DRIVER MUST PAY AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE OF $100.
2.      TO BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN CRATE RACIN’ USA WEEKLY RACING SERIES POINTS, POINT FUND MONIES, AND SERIES CONTINGENCY AWARDS, A DRIVER MUST PAY A $10 ENTRY FEE AT EACH SERIES WEEKLY EVENT. WEEKLY RACING SERIES POINTS SYSTEM:
8 OR MORE CARS:
1. 50
2. 49
3. 48
4. 47
5. 46
6. 45
7. 44
8. 43
9. 42
10-THRU FIELD 41LESS THAN 8 CARS:
1. 40
2. 39
3. 38
4. 37
5. 36
6. 35
7. 34 NON EVENT QUALIFIER OR DOES NOT START FEATURE RACE: 25 (MUST PARTICIPATE IN AT LEAST HOT LAPS TO BE COUNTED IN THE CAR COUNT TOTAL FOR THE EVENT AND RECEIVE THE 25 POINTS. JUST ENTERING THE EVENT AND PACKING THE TRACK DOES NOT COUNT AS PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT.)BEST 14 WEEKLY FINISHES ALONG WITH BONUS POINTS, OVER THE WEEKLY RACING SEASON THAT RUNS FROM MARCH 26, 2012 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 WILL BE COUNTED FOR POINT TOTALS.  IF A DRIVER COMPETES IN MULTIPLE EVENTS DURING THE WEEK THAT BEGINS ON MONDAY AND ENDS ON SUNDAY, ONLY THE DRIVER’S HIGHEST EVENT POINT TOTAL FOR THE WEEK WILL COUNT IN THE BEST 14 FINISHES.  THE LOWER EVENT TOTALS FOR MULTIPLE EVENTS DURING A WEEK OF COMPETITION WILL BE DISCARDED.
BONUS POINTS:  UP TO 100 REGIONAL BONUS POINTS MAY BE EARNED IN 2 DIFFERENT WAYS IN 2011.

1.  ANY DRIVER WHO ATTEMPTS TO QUALIFY FOR A NESMITH CHEVROLET DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES NATIONAL TOURING EVENT WILL RECEIVE 25 BONUS POINTS.  DRIVERS MAY RECEIVE BONUS POINTS FOR A MAXIMUM OF 4 RACES (100 POINTS), WHICH WILL EQUATE TO 2 WINS WITH IN THE REGION. 

2.   ANY DRIVER WHO HAS PERFECT ATTENDANCE AND ATTEMPTS TO QUALIFY AT HIS WEEKLY SANCTIONED RACING FACILITY FOR 4 CONSECUTIVE WEEKLY SNCTIONED RACING POINTS EARNING EVENTS WILL RECEIVE 25 BONUS POINTS, (MAXIMUM 100 BONUS POINTS), WHICH WILL EQUATE TO 2 WINS WITH IN THE REGION.

 

BODY RULES:

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