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SECTION 15
PONY STOCK RULES


  A. ELIGIBILITY
  B. BODIES & CHASSIS
  C. FUEL SYSTEMS
  D. SUSPENSION
  E. TIRES AND WHEELS
  F. TRANSMISSIONS
  G. BRAKES
  H. WEIGHT
  I. EXHAUST
  J. SAFETY
  K. A & B FEATURE PROCEDURES
  L. FIGURE 8


Notice: These rules are set to provide for an inexpensive option to racing. This class is designed to give every person 13 years of age and up the opportunity to experience the thrill of racing. Any interpretations of the rules are left to the officials, whose decisions are final. Just because it is not written, does not mean you can do it. The two words to remember in this class are STOCK ONLY. In the event a car is deemed to have illegal parts the car is subject to being banned from all future race events at Spartan Speedway. The driver is subject to loss of all points to date, and all prize money for the night.

Notice: If you are considering building or purchasing a Pony Stock we highly recommend you receive pre-registration approval prior to doing so. There may be cars that have been permanently suspended from Spartan because of rule infractions.

Notice: Due to the many makes and models available for use, restrictions may be added to any specific make or model to maintain fair and equal competition.

A. ELIGIBILITY:

a) 4 cylinder front wheel drive manufactured by GM, Chrysler, Ford, or Saturn. No RWD. No turbo, multi-carburetor, rotary, mid or rear engine, Cosworth, or Neon ACR. Some multi valve engines are not allowed. You should call before buying or building.

b) No convertibles, trucks or two seat coupes.

c) Intake, throttle body or carberator, must be factory stock.

d) The use of O.E.M. or after market performance parts is not allowed.

B. BODIES & CHASSIS:
a) Must be stock and in stock locations.

b) No adjustable struts/shocks.

c) Neons - May replace the factory 8 mm right front hub with a 10 mm hub.

d) Body and frame must match the same make and model and year.

e) Must have full windshield (Lexan may be used) with all the other glass removed. Lexan quarter windows allowed.

f) Front and rear firewalls must be original and in stock locations.

g) All holes and openings in firewalls must be covered with metal.

h) Aluminum racing seats that are properly mounted are MANDATORY. (No fiberglass seats).

i) Dash must remain in stock location.

j) No mirrors.

k) Stock radiators mounted in stock location only.

l) The battery may remain in the original factory location provided it is in a safe location and securely mounted. If the battery is relocated, it may only be relocated to the trunk area. Batteries mounted in trunk must be secured by (2) two 1" metal straps. No batteries mounted in driver's compartment.

m) No pedal extensions.

n) Must have a battery kill switch mounted on "A" pillar.

o) Doors must be welded or bolted shut.

p) Interior door panels, upholstery and headliner must be removed.

q) Tube may be reinforced between cage and strut tower. A tube may also extend beyond the strut tower to the front, continued across the front and end at the opposite strut tower but may not compromise the original unibody construction. No non-factory tower to tower brace.

C. FUEL SYSTEMS:
a) Fuel tank to be mounted in trunk and secured with (2) two 1" metal straps (made for racing fuel cells are recommended). May run OEM plastic gas tank if it is located in front of rear axle, under floor pan, and is fully covered with a steel skid plate. Fuel lines must run below floor pan. Tanks that are mounted in the trunk must have protective hoop and 10" of ground clearance.

b) External electric fuel pumps allowed, but must be wired to oil pressure shut down switch.

D. SUSPENSION:
a) Must be factory stock and in stock location with no alterations and must match year, make and model. Camber RF maximum 8 degrees, all other corners maximum 2 degrees.

b) No modifications are allowed to any front or rear suspension part including (but not limited to) axle assemblies, k-frames or frame crossmembers, control arms, struts, and spindles. Control arm mounting points, k-frame and crossmember mounting points may not be modified or relocated.

c) Removal of stabilizer bars are allowed. Addition of stabilizer bars are allowed only if original factory equipment. If stabilizer bars are used, stock unaltered mountings and mounting parts must be used.

d) Stock appearing springs front and rear must be used. Extra heavy duty, aftermarket racing or performance springs are not allowed. Left and right must be equal, including number of coils, free length, etc. Only original factory rubber spacers may be used on top or bottom of springs. If spacers are used, left and right must match. No spacers of any kind are allowed between the coils. Spring coils must not be close to binding at a standstill. Vehicle must sit reasonably level, left to right, at a standstill.

e) Stock-type shocks and struts must be used. No aftermarket racing or performance struts or shocks allowed. Modifications to shocks, struts, mounting points, and upper and lower spring mounts are not allowed. Shocks and struts must be allowed to have full free travel up and down without binding. Mounting points must be stock.

E. TIRES AND WHEELS:
a) Steel wheels only, stock for that year, make and model. Safety wheel OK (optional) on right front. Safety wheel must comply with measurements on drawing.

  • A= 3 1/4 inches maximum
  • B= 2 5/8 inches minimum
  • C= 6 inch maximum

b) All wheels 6 inch maximum width

c) Any D.O.T. stamped tire. Max width P195. Minimum 70 series. Minimum tread wear rating of 300. Tread wear rating must be visible on outside of tire.

d) All wheels and tires must be the same size. (Exception RF wheel if using Safety wheel)

e) 1 inch lug nut reguired when using safety wheel. Wheel studs must extend at least one thread beyond lug nut.

f) May use 3/16 inch thick support plate on right front.

F. TRANSMISSIONS:
a) Stock automatic or manual. Clutches and flywheels must be OEM or OEM stock replacement. No racing components.

b) Stock converter with no alterations. Factory lock up converters OK.

c) Must have working forward and reverse gears.

G. BRAKES:
a) Must have 4 wheel hydraulic brakes in working order.

H. WEIGHT:
a) All weights are pre-race with driver in car and race ready.

b) Base 2350 lbs.

c)

  • Neon add 100 lbs.
  • Manual shift add 50 lbs.
  • DOHC 16 valve add 50 lbs.

    d) All listed weights may be adjusted from time to time, by Spartan Officials, as deemed necessary.

    e) All added weight must be secured with two 1/2 inch bolts. Weight must be painted white with car number on it.

  • I. EXHAUST:
    a) Must be stock from manifold back.

    b) Catalytic converters must be removed.

    c) A maximum 95 DB reading. Glass Pacs are allowed.

    d) Maximum O.D. outlet size is 2" for the last 6", must exit behind driver and be fully visible when standing next to car. Neons, DOHC, or any multi-valve engine to be 1.5" maximum O.D. System may not have leaks.

    e) No exhaust leaks allowed.

    J. SAFETY:
    a) The roll cage must be of four post design with four driver's side door bars and three right side door bars. From front up right to rear upright and from top door bar to frame rail. A 1/8" steel plate is mandatory on driver's side door bars from front upright to rear upright and from top door bar to frame rail.

    b) Driver's window must have approved window net.

    c) Racing seat must be secured to roll cage with a minimum of six (6) 3/8" bolts.

    d) Approved aluminum racing seat is mandatory.

    e) All bars within driver's reach must be padded with approved safety and fire rating.

    f) Steering wheel centers must be padded.

    g) Quick release steering wheels are optional.

    h) Quick release five (5) point safety belt with three (3) inch minimum belt width harness securely mounted to roll cage is mandatory. The belts must also contain the original certified date tag and must be less than 3 years old.

    i) A 2 pound fire extinguisher in working order must be securely mounted and within driver's reach

    j) All other required safety equipment and specifications are addressed in Section 4 of this rule book.

    K. ABC RACE PROCEDURES:
    a) Qualifying:

    Each driver will qualify to determine their bracket. Brackets typically will be split by separation in times and do not have equal number of cars. The split between A and B divisions will be determined by the largest gap between qualifying times of mid pack cars. (see Section 5 for additional qualifying and race procedures).

    b) Non-Qualifiers and Scratches:

    Every driver must have a base time to be eligible to compete in any feature event. Their base time will be established through qualifying. In the event the driver scratches their base time or doesn't qualify, their base time will be determined by their best lap in a heat race.

    Any driver that establishes their base time in a heat race, must start their feature in the rear.

    c) Inverts:

    Total for all brackets with non-qualifiers and scratches starting behind the fastest times.

    d) Breakout Rules:

    • A Bracket:
      Any 2 laps .25 under qualifying time. Top 4 qualifiers are exempt.


    • B and C Brackets:
      Any 2 laps 0.20 under their qualifying time.
      Any car 0.20 under their qualifying time on the last lap will be scored behind the last car on the lead lap

    e) Break Out in Heats:

    A,B & C... Black flagged, no points or pay for heat race. Once you break out in a heat race you may NOT scratch your time for the feature.

    f) Break Out in Feature:

    A,B & C... First break out, caution flag and driver is sent to the rear of the field. Second break out driver is black flagged and scored in last place.

    K. FIGURE 8 RULES:

    All rules above apply plus...

    a) Must be 18 years old.

    b) Must attempt to complete the race. Start and Stops are unacceptable and detract from the show. Each car (not driver) may have one start/stop per season. After the exception you will be required to explain the issue before receiving start money.

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