Late Model Sportsman Rules
PLEASE NOTE. It is the driver’s responsibility to look over and/or upgrade all personal safety equipment. A full containment seat, a head and neck restraint, a fuel cell with all of the proper check valves in place, a clean untorn fire suit including proper undergarments, gloves, socks and shoes that all meet the highest of safety ratings. It is highly recommended that all safety equipment meets the Snell 2015 rating and be SFI/1 approved.
Cars must pass tech inspection BEFORE qualifying sessions. The transponder must be working, charged, and visibly indicating that it is functional. Qualifying times will be taken from transponder data of your fastest lap time during qualifying sessions. Cars not transmitting transponder data during qualifying sessions will be black flagged immediately. Strict breakout enforcement will be in place. If a car shows up late, they will be allowed to tag onto the back of a heat and the feature after receiving a tech inspection sticker. A published itinerary will be posted at the scale house each night.
a. The base weight will be 2800 pounds or 2850 pounds with 23-degree aluminum heads. Pre-race , race ready.
b. Total weight not to exceed 60% left side weight before qualifying and any race.
c. SPEC SHOCK WEIGHT. The FOX Spec Shock weight break will be 50 pounds and an addition of 2% left side weight.
a. Hoosier D-800.
b. Tire soaking and/or any other type of tire tempering is prohibited.
c. Steel 8” safety racing wheels with 1” lug nuts.
d. Maximum tread width is 80” measured with toe plates.
GRILL OPENING/AIR BOX.
a. No downdraft air boxes are allowed. A clear opening will be cut out and air must pass through the original OEM grill location and size.
b. The air box must have four sides.
c. No portion of the air box will be wider than the radiator; the maximum width of the airbox will be no wider than 32”.
a. A full template body will be required to run this class.
b. No steel OEM bodies. ABC body measurements will be the guideline for this class.
c. All cars will have an unaltered template tail and nose piece mounted with the same dimensions and height as an ABC body. Use the following link to obtain all body measurements: http://www.abcbodies.com/images/ABCrulebook-web.pdf (page 14-ABC Body Dimensions)
d. Install car bodies straight up using the ABC Measurements. Do not alter the nose or tail pieces in any way. Do not tweak or stretch the body panels so it hangs out to the right 3 – 4”.
e. Aftermarket template fenders, quarter panels, hood and an unaltered full-size template roof, complete with unaltered template C Pillars are required.
f. No offsetting of the roof on the body; the roof must be centered on the car from side to side.
g. Downforce body panels of any kind are prohibited; must be square with the chassis.
h. Fabrication of the remaining body parts are permitted; however, they must appear to be stock.
i. A full front windshield and rear windows are required.
j. The rear window and the rear spoiler must be completely see through.
k. The front vent windows will be 12” maximum measured along the top of the door.
l. Template style spoiler, 6.5” tall x 60” wide, mounted with template style mounts.
m. All body measurements off the ground will be measured with the driver in car.
n. 5star new template design Mustang, Camry and Camaro designs for 2019 allowed.
WHEELBASE. Minimum wheelbase of 101”.
a. The engine setback will not exceed 4″ from the center of the top ball joint to the center of the farthest forward cylinder.
b. Cast iron 23* heads and cast iron block.
c. Cast iron or aluminum intake is allowable.
d. Headers are allowable.
e. No dry sump oil systems or external pumps of any kind.
f. Any 2 or 4 barrel carburetor is permissible.
g. Automatic, manual or racing transmissions are allowed.
h. 23* aluminum heads are allowed with a +50 lb base weight penalty.
a. The rear end may have a 3 or 4 link suspension.
b. The rear end may be locked; rear disc brakes are allowable.
c. A drive shaft hoop is mandatory.
d. Screw jacks or load bolts are optional.
e. Full size springs or 2.5” coil overs are allowed.
f. Aftermarket top A-Frames are permissible.
g. An aftermarket front center link is permissible.
h. Slider mounts are allowable.
i. Shocks. Shrader valves allowed. Single rebound external adjustment allowed. Cannister Shocks or External Double adjustable shocks are not allowed. – amended Jan 2019.
a. If the stock firewall and/or floorboard are removed, the driver’s floor and foot box will be 1/8″ steel minimum.
b. Apart from brake bias adjustment, cockpit adjustments of any kind are prohibited.
c. The fuel line must be run below driver’s compartment.
d. A fuel cell is mandatory with approved guard; the cell must have 8″ ground clearance.