2013 SUPER TRUCK RULES
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH COMPETITOR TO READ, UNDERSTAND, AND COMPLY WITH THESE RULES.
These rules are neither foolproof nor exhaustive. They are intended to provide fair and competitive racing for all who participate in this division. The spirit and intent of these rules is the standard that will be used for competition at for the SW Super Truck Series.
Officials are authorized to decide if an equipment change or addition is an attempt to circumvent these rules or provide an unfair advantage. Officials can disqualify any entry in violation of the spirit and intent of these rules. Decisions will be based on common sense, consistency, impartiality and fairness. If there is disagreement or dispute regarding the meaning, interpretation, or application of these rules, officials decisions shall prevail.
If these rules do not specifically say that you can add, change, or modify something, then you should consider that addition, change or modification illegal. Any questions about the legality of an addition or modification not covered by these rules must be answered by the rules committee for the SW Super Trucks in writing, and their decision is final. Officials have reserved the right to confiscate any illegal components at any time. Any driver found to be using illegal components will be considered to have been competing unfairly to that point in the season, and all accumulated points for the season earned at ALL Tracks the trucks race at will be forfeited. This is for Blatant rules violations. And no exceptions or second chances
Track officials can alter or amend these rules, after agreement with southwest super truck officials have been reached in the interests of safety, cost control or fair competition. No implied warranty of safety shall result from the publication of, amendments to, or compliance with these rules. The safety of each racecar and all equipment is the complete responsibility of the driver/owner, and the driver/owner acknowledges this responsibility by participating in any racing activity.
Truck association dues are $75.00 per year, payment of dues registers your number allows you to vote in elections and allows you to receive association points and monies, if you don't pay your dues you will get no money.
If you need a clarification on any of these rules call Donald Young at 575-636-7003.
1. Any and all Super Trucks are subject to a random tech inspections at any time .If a violation is found you must correct before the race to acquire points and money .If violation cannot be corrected you will be allowed to race but must start scratch in all races.
2. If a Super truck is found in violation of a rule and the truck has been teched in the past the only assumption the rules committee can come to is that that truck has been in violation ever since the previous tech and will result in a loss of all points earned at ALL tracks the trucks race at . The Rules committee must be in 100% agreement that the violation is intentional, so it is very highly recommended that once you have been teched and you change anything you should consult with a rules committee member and have he or they sign off on your change, that way you will be covered.
3. Remember if it doesn't say you can do it in these rules you must assume you can't.
1. A four point main cage. All tubing for the complete cage, front and rear, must be .095x1.75 tubing.
2. Front post of the cage will be positioned 5/8 behind the beginning of the side channel on both sides of a metric GM MIDSIZE frame, (Monte Carlo, Cutlas, Regal, Grand Prix etc.), can X frame.
3. The rear posts will be 45.5" behind the front posts. These posts are centered upon the side channels and 23" tall.
4. A one piece hoop fits on these posts and is the upper door bar and front hoop.
5. The halo is 42", front and rear, above the side channels of the GM frame.
6. The halo is 30.5", center to center, front to rear, and is 50.5" wide, centered above frame.
7. The lower door bar is 10" wider than frame channel on each side and it is 6" above the channel to the center of the lowest door bar.
8. All of the frame mounting points must be maintained. This is a spec class.
9. There will be four door bars on the left and three on the right.
10. If the truck has 2 seats, right side must have 4 door bars as well. Also any side that has a seat must be plated on the outside of the door bars to prevent intrusion of bumper bars or other objects .
11. The front bumper will be at the top of the front stub molded inside the nose piece. No external front bumpers or excessive bracing is permitted.
12. The rear bumper is located at the top of the rear clip in the same manner. The rear bumper should have upper and lower hoops so that the single front bumper will contact in race conditions. The bumper is recommended to be mounted inside body, no cow catchers permitted.
13. Each participant must consult with the class officials as to the legality of each frame. This is not a builder's competition and each frame is the basis of equality.
14. Side nerf bars will have turned in ends and rounded bolt heads for attachment, and be centered at the bottom of the lower door bar. Only continuous radius rear side nerf allowed. Rub rails must mount flush with the body, may not be spaced out from the body.
1. All of the suspension mounting points cannot be altered, except the upper A-arm mounts can be fabricated to accept an aftermarket arm. Any type upper arm ok Suspension points will be teched.
2. Front spindles, rotors, lower A-arms, calipers, steering components, all rear axle trailing arms, must be OEM Mid-size metric parts, or direct replacement and, may not be altered except to add a shock mount to lower arm and to ream the ball joint holes to accept the ball joints, may also use swedge tubes as tie rod adjusters. These will be teched and modifications will be subject to disqualification.
3. ALL Ball joints permitted
4. All wheels will be steel with a 2" back space, one right rear bead lock only. 15"x8" wide
5. 1/2 Studs or larger are required.
6. No rotor drilling or machining allowed. No grooved or excessively thin rotors
7. May run 58" Ford floated hub axle or metric axle. All axles will be locked with mini or full spool of steel only. 3/4" tolerance on width.
A. Lower trailing arm mount bolts on 9" must be 2" from axle tube to center of bolt , may not be lower. This is based on a 3" tube diameter larger tubes will be closer accordingly
B. Upper mounts will be 10 inches on the left and 10 inches on the right above the lower mount holes centerline. Stock metric pinion angle must be maintained. STOCK IS BETWEEN 1 AND 3 DEGREES UP. Pinion must point up a minimum of 1 degre.
8. Any suspension bushing can be used, but original holes in arms and mounts must be used. Holes may be drilled out to 1 inch
9. Springs will be mounted in original locations.
10. May run 3 wheel brakes, brakes must operate at all times. May use proportioning valve in front and in rear along with a balance bar. Shut off valves to right front only ok.
11. All trucks must run disc brakes front and rear. Steel rotors only no aluminum or other exotic metals, mid-size metric calipers only.
12. Recommend floated hubs.
13. Brake fluid recirculators will be allowed.
14. Steel brake lines are very highly recommended.
15. Sway bars are optional but must be OEM solid steel bar, mounting methods optional, may have adjustable ends.
16. One shock per wheel no external reservoir shocks. $150.00 max retail shock.
1. Any OEM transmission attached to bell housing. Must have all forward and reverse gears operational. Berts and Brimms are ok.
2. Cars with OEM clutch cover must run explosion proof bell housing.
3. No lightweight flex-plate.
4. Single steel drive shaft will be painted white with 2x3/16" hoop, or equivalent 6 to15 inches behind front U-joint.
1. Ford and Chevy engines-360 cu in max, Dodge-370 max. 9.5 to 1 compression max.1% tolerance. Must use OEM production block all external specs Must be maintained. Any header with any muffler, must run mufflers or track approved baffle.
2. Flat top or dished pistons only. No part of piston may protrude above the deck surface.
3. No titanium engine parts allowed. in fact no titanium anywhere on truck .
4. Any Roller rocker arm permitted.
5. Flat tappet cams only, hydraulic or solid lifters. Max lift .540 intake and .560 exhaust. Measured at zero lash on valve retainer. Lifter must be able to be removed from the top of lifter bore
6. Engine must be 93 inches or more from center line of rear axle to rear of engine block.
7. After Market 23 degree steel heads are ok.
8. Cold air box is allowed must pick up air at the base of the windshield no forward facing scoops or ram air allowed.
9. Must run a single 2 or 4 barrel carburetor. No predator or other exotic carburetors
10. The base of carb. will be no more than 7" above top of block measured with a straight edge across spacer down to top of block at rear of manifold.
11. Gasoline only; no additives. No nitrous oxide or other oxygenating substances allowed .with 16 gallon fuel cell in a steel box, mounted behind rear axle. With two-2" or equivalent straps encompassing the entire cell. Bottom of fuel cell must be level with the top of rear frame horns.
12. No glass or plastic fuel filters will be permitted
13. Mechanical block mounted fuel pumps required.
14. Radiator must be in front of engine. Radiator overflow canister with a 2 quart minimum required.
15. Battery may be located anywhere behind driver, within the frame and in a professional battery mount.
16. No traction control devices, electronic or otherwise.
17. Any Distributor type ignition allowed no crank trigger or magnetos allowed, no timing retard control allowed. All Trucks will be required to use a rev limiter with a 7,000 rpm chip. Chip must be out of reach of driver.
18. All trucks must start on their own; if you require a push start you will start at the back.
1. All bodies will have truck molded nose and tail pieces from an approved supplier no homemade noses or tails, roof and upper doors also must be from an approved supplier.
2. A 6" spoiler is allowed with no forward supports. No wider than rear deck.
3. Trucks will weigh 2750 lbs. minimum at all times with registered driver and will have a maximum weight of 3250 lbs. with driver after the race. It is recommended that extra roll cage elements and driver protection be considered for reaching Desired weight
4. Open side to side or closed driver's compartment
5. No ballast inside driver's compartment.
6. All ballast will have two-1/2" bolts attached to frame or equivalent, subject to tech approval and painted white with truck number on it.
1. A five point seat belt system no more than 3 years old required.� System must be properly attached to main cage. Using a minimum of a 7/16 grade 8 bolts to secure belts.
2. Snell helmet SA2000 or newer, fire suit, gloves, neck brace, and driving shoes required. Head and neck restraint recommended.
3. Fuel turn-over valve or vented safety cap required.
4. Professionally built aluminum racing seat, securely and safely bolted to cage required
5. No holes in drivers compartment except drain holes in floor. One 2" hole in each rear corner of floor
6. Fire extinguisher mounted within drivers reach required/on board system recommended
7. A 1 inch RIBBON type net, permanently mounted on the bottom with an approved quick release at the top front is mandatory. The net must cover the window opening, arm restraints are not a substitute. The net must be in position to enter the racing surface and must remain in place for the duration of event.
8. It is recommended that all trucks incorporate a brake pressure activated ignition kill switch which would interrupt the ignition in the event of a stuck throttle allowing the driver to maintain control and safely stop the truck.
9. All roll cage tubing in reach of driver must be padded
10. All personal Safety equipment must be safe, shoes, gloves and suits must not have holes or tears, and must not have excessive oil stains, remember any type material will burn when it is fueled by an added combustible such as oil. It isn't that much work to occasionally wash your suit and gloves etc.
1. Only numbers registered with the super truck association will receive points and money.
2. Registered numbers from 2008 season have first option on the same number.
3. Numbers registration and association dues must be paid by February first 2013.
4. There will be no duplicate numbers allowed, an out of the area truck racing 1 or 2 times may run a duplicate number accompanied by an X.
5. Any 2012 number not registered by February 1st 2013 may be registered by another driver.
1. Transponders will be mounted on the rear next to the fuel cell. The plate will be attached to the front fuel cell support brace with the transponder pouch opening facing the rear. The transponder support and pouch will be mounted with the closest side 5 1/2 inches behind the shock mounting x member will be checked with a gauge. If you mount your transponder someplace else and you think you won a race but the transponder says the other truck won. we will go by what the transponder says.
All Super Trucks are subject to inspection at any time. Super Truck Tech Team along with track officials reserve the right to disqualify any truck driver or disqualify any truck from competition.
Rookie drivers will start at the rear of the field in both the heat race and the main until the tech committee has determined they can handle starting in a different position. The tech committee will review the videos of races to make this determination to see if you are up to speed.