PENTON RACEWAYS INC
2011 ROAD WARRIOR TECHNICAL RULES
This is a beginner class! If you
have raced before please call the speedway office for approval.
Attention Racers: All cars and components must be completely stock unless otherwise stated in
the rules below. If it is
not mentioned or specified below it is NOT a gray area to play in. If it
does not say you can do it below that you better not do it.
Any full bodied, and full frame sedan, example, Monte Carlo, standard or
Metric Frame allowed. NO GT
A. 3500lb with
A. All Factory
stock components for make of car being raced. No Solid Motor
mounts, engine must be
mounted on stock mounts in stock location. Stock Steering, Stock
Rear End to make of car.
GM car must run GM rearend.
B. Stock type aftermarket springs
allowed, NO weight jacks, NO hidden weight jacks or ride height adjusters.
C. Stock type stock mount shocks
D. Stock power steering pumps, and
E. Heavy duty aftermarket or
aluminum radiator allowed, 4 or 6 blade fan
mandatory. No Clutch fans.
A. 350 cubic
inch Chevrolet, 351W cubic inch Ford, 360 cubic inch Chrysler. .060 over bore
permitted. 2 or
4 bolt main block allowed.
B. No Performance Decking Block,
piston must remain .020 minimum deck to piston clearance at all times,
any hole any corner.
C. Stock Stroke Cast Iron
Crankshafts ONLY, stock GM, Eagle, or Scat stock replacement crank allowed 52lb
D. Stock length stock type, cast
or powder forged I-beam rods Only, with 3/8 rod bolts.
E. 4 eyebrow, cast or
hypereutectic pistons only, with stock size rings, NO Performance pistons
gas porting of pistons.
NO modifying piston in any way.
F. Cast Iron stock type water
pumps only, No Aluminum pumps. Aluminum pulleys OK.
G. Steel Economy racing oil pan
permitted. No oil scrapers or windage trays allowed.
H. Stock mount,
and stock replacement fuel pumps
ONLY. NO Racing fuel pumps.
Holley 1850 or EAMS Spec 1850 ONLY, 600 cfm
maximum, Vacuum Secondary ONLY, NO
polishing, check with go-no go gauges.
cast iron intakes ONLY! NO Bowtie
B. 1 Carburetor adapter allowed,
with .060 thick standard gaskets.
Factory production OPEN Chamber cast iron heads only. 70cc combustion chamber
minimum. NO closed
chamber or performance heads allowed. NO Porting or polishing allowed.
B. Stock Steel valves only, Stock
sizes for make of engine. Example
Chev.1.94 Intake maximum, 1.5
exhaust maximum. NO
stainless steel or performance valves. 3
angle valve job permitted.
C. Guide liners OK.
D. Stock Diameter Valve springs
only. Steel retainers,
and keepers only.
E. stock studs only, may be
pinned. Stock stamped steel rockers
only, long slot rockers ok. NO roller or
A. Flat tappet hydraulic camshafts
ONLY. No Roller or Hyd.
Roller cams ONLY! Stock diameter lifters
make of engine, ex. Chev. .842. Wire clip
lifters only, no snap ring lifters.
B. Chev. Max lift .425 252 degrees duration Max, 110
degree lobe center minimum. Chrysler Max
duration Max, 110 lobe center minimum. Ford Max lift .433,
252 degrees max. Specs apply
to all lobes. ONLY aftermarket cam shafts allowed, COMP Cams Chev. Part# 12-205-2, Ford part# 35-215-
C. Stock Type Timing chains
ONLY. No Double Roller chains, No
Adjustable Timing gears, NO multi key
way timing sets.
Straight up timing sets only.
Stock ignition systems ONLY. NO
performance ignition systems.
A. Exhaust Manifolds ONLY, NO
headers. NO porting or grinding inside
B. Must have exhaust pipes to
divert exhaust away from drivers cock pit.
TRANSMISSION & CLUTCH:
A. Stock production manual or
automatic transmission only!
B. Stock flywheel 11 diameter
minimum 20lb minimum flywheel, 16lb minimum clutch and pressure plate.
C. Automatic must have stock torque
converter, no dump valve.
D. $150 claim flywheel &
clutch, manual transmission, automatic transmission & torque converter.
FUEL & FUEL CELL:
A. Safety Fuel cell Mandatory,
enclose in steel case, with minimum 2 steel safety straps for mounting. Must be
securely mounted, and safely mounted in trunk area. If fuel line
passes through driver cockpit it must be
enclosed in steel conduit from rear firewall to front firewall. See
safety rules for further instruction.
B. Gas or Racing Gas ONLY.
C. May cut hole in trunk floor pan
to mount fuel cell only.
A. Full Stock factory steel bodies
only, from bumper to bumper. Plastic
stock appearing bumper cover allowed
B. NO Hulling of roof, hood,
drivers compartment (except for roll cage clearance on both doors ONLY), or
trunk area. Front inner
fender wells may be removed. Excessive hulling will result in excessive weight
penalty, do it right the first time. Drivers cockpit must
remain open, NO closing or tunneling.
C. All glass,
and external glass plastic lighting
must be removed. Doors must be securely
welded, or Bolted
D. Dash may be replaced with sheet
metal, steering column may be stock or aftermarket steering shaft is
optional, may use aftermarket steering wheel with quick disconnect.
E. Full fire wall, floor pan,
trunk pan, and fender wells required. Must seal off trunk area from driver cockpit.
F. Universal aftermarket gauges
G. Battery must
be mounted securely in trunk not in driver cockpit
A. Quality constructed safe roll
cage mandatory. 6 point minimum cage properly and adequately reinforced.
must be constructed of a minimum 1 ½ tubing. .090 wall thickness. 4 driver side door bars, 2 passenger
side door bars, adequately braced and welded to the frame.
Front loop bar allowed may be tied in to main
B. Aluminum racing seat required, must be mounted on a seat hoop.
C. 3 wide, 5 point safety harness
required, maximum 3 years old. Bolted securely to roll cage, not floor pan.
D. Driver MUST have drivers side FULL
window net. NO triangular or sprint car
TIRES & WHEELS:
steel wheels ,maximum, NO bead locks.
Stock lug pattern, no wide five wheels or adapters. .100 center
wheel hub thickness minimum.
½ stud minimum with 1 lug nuts mandatory.
D.O.T. approved for Highway use radial street tires ONLY! No racing tires or racing
tread patterns. NO
grooving or siping of tires.
NO Chemical treating or altering of tires.
A. Steel roll over bars are
mandatory and must be approved. Aluminum and other soft materials are not
permitted. Front and rear roll bars must be connected at top (cage
type) and bottom of both sides at seat height.
Side roll bars are mandatory and
must extend into door panels, (minimum of four (4) on left side and two (2) on
right side with additional support on the back of the roll bar.
All bars must be welded and not less than 1 ½
tubing. No pipe fittings allowed. (See
B. A quick release safety belt of
no less than three (3) inch wide material is mandatory and must be fastened to
roll bars with bolts and not less than 3/8 in diameter. Shoulder harness mandatory 3 minimum. Belts must be
dated 2008 or newer.
C. Only approved helmets will be
allowed. Z-90 specifications. Full face helmets
D. All drivers in all divisions
will be required to wear a complete fire resistant driver's suit. Fire
gloves, underwear and shoes are highly recommended.
E. All cars will be equipped with
their own fully charged 2 lb. minimum fire extinguisher in good working
order and installed within easy reach of the driver. On board fire extinguisher systems recommended.
F. Battery must
be securely mounted in the trunk area of all cars. No batteries allowed in the
G. Safety type racing fuel cell
with steel outer covers are mandatory in all divisions, All
fuel tanks and cells
must be mounted with a minimum of 2 x 1/8 steel safety straps
that completely surround tank. No gas cans or
beer kegs allowed. No fuel cooling devices allowed.
H. All cars and drivers will be
required to meet all safety regulations prior to competition. No Exceptions!
I. Center top of steering post
must be padded with at least 2 of soft material.
J. Drivers must be able to exit
car from either side.
K Racing type seats allowed. They
must be securely bolted within the roll cage area of the car with 3/8
L. All roll bars close to driver's
head, arms and legs must be fully padded.
M. Kill switch is required within
easy reach of driver.
N. All drive shafts must be
O. Window nets mandatory.
Raceways. reserves the right to change, omit and/or
enforce any rules necessary to maintain a safe program.