Super Late Model Rules 2012

A. Eligible Cars and Bodies Guidelines

 

1. All competing  cars  will  be  full-sized,  stock American  manufactured

passenger car  bodies. Current A-B-C  Body Rules apply unless  otherwise

Specified herein.  Refer to A-B-C Rulebook and guidelines for details. Also,

no panels  allowed  extending  top  edge  of  doors.   No under car panning

outside of frame rails and no further than drivers’ box front or rear.

 

2. Rub rail are discouraged and may only be used if they are polycarbonate.

 

3. If exhaust exits through the door, installation must include an exhaust flange

that is mounted flush to the door. Pipe must not protrude through door.

 

4. At all times, the ABC “A” measurement must maintain a min. length of 11.5

inches.  Also, 20 inches is the min. length allowed for the nose, measured

from the bottom, leading edge at center, up to the hood seam.

 

5. The air box between the nose and radiator may have no pieces wider than

the radiator.  No types of under-body air deflectors are allowed. All air for

blowers or coolers in the engine compartment must be pulled from the nose

or  the  radiator  air box.   Air may not be  blown  or  forced  onto  the  tire  or

bead….air may only be directed to the brake rotors.

 

6. Minimum Base Weight:  2750  lbs

 

7. 58.0% Maximum left side weight at all times (without refueling). For post race total weight requirements, teams may refuel, or officials may utilize “1

lb. per lap” burn-off.

 

8. 66 inch maximum tread width for all cars.

 

9. All cars must go through technical inspection prior to car taking to the track

for practice.  Cars will be weighed with driver, and may be done prior to or

after  qualifying  and  prior  to  or  after  the  feature.   Reading  of  designated

scales will be official.  Any issue that is discovered in pre-practice tech that

is not  fixed  to  officials’ satisfaction  by  pre-qualifying  tech will  result  in  the

loss of one qualifying lap.

 

10. Digital gauges or in-car timing devices may not be used in competition.

 

B.  Engines

 

Basic Engine Guidelines

 

1. Engines with rear mounted distributors will be located so the forward most

spark plug is no more than two inches (2”) from the center line of the upper

ball  joints.  Engines with  front mounted  distributors:  up  to  four  inches (4”)

setback from  centerline  of upper  ball  joints.  Crate Engines may use  four

inch (4”) setback.

 

2. Engines may not be offset more than one inch (1”) from centerline of car.

 

3. Front  center  of  crankshaft must  have  at  least  ten  inches  (10”)  of  ground

clearance.  Crate Engines must be at least 11 inches.

 

4. No Ford D3, “SC”, or other High Port heads.  The following are the ONLY

approved  Ford  cylinder  heads: A, B, C, C3,  and C35. These  heads must

remain  unaltered other  than  porting  and  polishing. No  altering  of  these

heads will be  allowed  so  as  to  change runner floor or roof height  to raise

port  or  ports,  these  heads  will  be  considered  high  ports and  are not

permitted.  Runner  floor  and  runner roof  heights must  remain  as

manufactured from Ford.

 

5. No Overhead Camshafts.

 

6. A maximum 16 inch (O.D.) air element and housing must be used.

 

7. Any competitor that finishes in the top 5 may be required, at their expense,

to remove the intake, heads, and/or oil pan for inspection purposes.

 

9:1 Compression Engine 362 Max Cubic Inches/Cast Iron Block

 

1. Cannot exceed 9.5:1 compression. Method of determining compression will

be at the discretion of Officials.

 

2. Minimum valve angle: GM-18 degrees; Ford 9 degrees with 4 degrees valve

center; and Mopar 12 degrees. (+/- 2 degrees)

 

3. Steel or aluminum cylinder heads.

 

4. Steel  standard  production  crankshaft;  balancing,  lightening, stroking

allowed.

 

5. Any camshaft, any steel lifter, any rockers arms. Gear drives allowed.

 

6. Steel or aluminum intake. No fabricated intakes.  No material may be added

to production intake manifold to increase carburetor height.  No welded on

spacers  or  air  deflection  devices  allowed  in  the  intake.  No  part  of  carb

spacer shall enter the intake.

 

7. 390 CFM 4bbl Part #6895 or #80507. Carburetors must pass inspection at

any time  regardless of  temperature.  Booster  bar  may be  removed  from

center of booster (max inside dia. of booster .473) and the booster may be

tapered  from  the center  seam  down  (booster  must  retain  .700  length

minimum) but all 4 boosters must be the same style. No other modifications

are allowed on carburetors.

 

8. 1” Maximum spacer allowed but cannot extend into manifold.

 

Steel Head Engine 362 Max Cubic Inches/Cast Iron Block

 

1. Any flat-topped piston may have valve reliefs. Piston cannot extend out of

block.

 

2. Cast or steel production crankshaft. Balancing allowed.  Maximum 362 cubic

inches. Maximum Compression of 12.5 to 1 (cannot exceed this).

 

3. Any flat tappet hydraulic or roller camshaft allowed.

 

4. Cast Iron Bowtie, Sportsman II or Iron Eagle 200 heads only. +/- 2 degrees

from standard 23.

 

5. Maximum  valve  size:  GM  intake  2.055/exhaust 1.625; Ford  intake

2.085/exhaust  1.656; Mopar  intake  2.020/exhaust  1.625.  Minimum  valve

stem size 5/16".

 

6. Multi-angle  valve job allowed, no blending between cutter and  casting. No

work  in  runners bowls  or  chambers.  75  degree maximum  cut. GM  heads

may be port matched to Mr. Gasket #102 intake gasket. Maximum depth of

port  matching  is  1"  from  machined  surface;  grinding  only,  no  polishing.

Titanium  valves and  retainers allowed. Maximum  intake  runner  volume  –

208 cc.

 

7. Unaltered  750  CFM  4bbl  Part  #4779  or  #80528  Carburetors  must  pass

inspection at any time regardless of temperature.

 

8. 1” Maximum spacer allowed but cannot extend into manifold.

 

 “Other Engines”

 

1. S.E.A.L. approved McGunegill and Hamner “Sealed Engines” may also be

used.  If necessary, series officials may add or subtract weight to ensure fair

competition.  Any  tampering  of  seals or  established  construction  of  these

engines is grounds for immediate disqualification.  Additional tech rules will

apply.   The Sealed Engines must  utilize  the S.E.A.L.  approved  unaltered

Mallory ignition system or the MSD “6 Series” ignition which uses an rpmlimiting device set to a  series mandated 7400 rpm for the McGunegill and

7600  for  the Hamner.   The  7400  for  the McGunegilll  is on  a  test  basis in

2011.  Both engines must use the gauge legal, 750 carb as described in the

steel head section. A FORD Sealed engine is also being tested and may be

approved for full production at a later date.

 

2. The “ACE” Engine as commonly used in the ASA Midwest Series may also

be used with a 750 carb as described in Steel Head Engines section. Series

officials may add or subtract weight to ensure fair competition.

 

3. Crate engines may also be used.  If necessary, series officials may add or

subtract weight to ensure fair competition.  The following crate engines may

be  used  (with  no other  weight  breaks or  deductions  allowed):   GM  410

horsepower crate engine - part number 88958604- 6500 rev chip, Ford crate engine - part

number M-6007-D347  or McGunegill Ford part  number ASA 425  LM,  and

Dodge crate engine - part number P5007958.  These engines must use a

“Box Stock” 650 CFM Holley 4150 HP P/N 80541-1, with maximum 6300 rev

limiting chip utilized.

 

4. Florida  SPEC  Super  Late  Model  engines  750  cfm  Carburetor  with

1”  Carburetor  Spacer  and  7600  rpm  Chip.

 

5.  Other available engine options must be approved by South Alabama Speedway Tech. 

(Ed Berry 334-379-4457)

6.  Weight Requirements, REV limiter chips and carburetion may be adjusted by SAS Tech to equalize competition

C. Fuel System

1. A Spec Fuel or Fuel Standards may be announced at a later date.   Fuel

samples may  be  taken  at  any time  and  tested.   Alcohol, nitro-methane,

 

Super Late Model Specifications

 

1. Track Fuel Required. A minimum 10 gallon purchase is

required at each event.

 

2. Tires to be Hoosier F40.

nitrous oxide, other oxygenating agents, or other additives are not permitted. 

No mixing of race fuel with regular pump gas.  Use of such substances or

additives will result in immediate disqualification and loss of points.  The only

other fuels allowed will be the standard racing fuel used at the track hosting

that event, in the event it is not the announced spec fuel.

 

2. No electric fuel pumps or forced induction of any kind are permitted. 

 

3. No icing or cooling of fuel system.

 

4. A fuel  cell will  be mandatory with  a  22-gallon (U.S.) maximum.   Fuel cell

must have a minimum of eight inches (8”) ground clearance.  Fuel cell must

be  equipped with  at  least  two (2)  protective  straps  completely around  the

cell.  Fuel  cell must  be mounted  securely behind  the rear axle  of  the  car.

Cars must  have  a minimum  1/8” steel  plate,  or  similar  strength  aluminum

plate, between fuel cell and rear end.  A similar plate at the rear of the fuel

cell is recommended. All  cars must have  safety bar at the rear of the fuel

cell.  At a minimum, all fuel  cell configurations must include a rubber type

cell in a metal container.  

 

D.  Ignition

 

1. Battery powered ignition. Vehicle MUST start under own power.

 

2. Maximum 16 Volt Battery. Car must be capable of being started with a 12-

volt battery. No Magnetos.

 

3. All wiring must be sealed.  No unplugged wiring.  All ignition boxes must

be mounted on the passenger side, in plain view, and out of reach of

the driver…and…all wires to the distributor must be run separately and

not part of a bigger loom or wiring harness.

 

E.   Suspension

 

1. No fifth (5th) coil, lift bar, or bird cage type suspensions will be permitted.

 

2. No cockpit, driver adjustments, other than brake bias.

 

3. Coil  Springs  and Spindles must  be  Steel. (Unless  using  the  approved

Coleman Spindle).

 

4. No traction control devices, electronic or otherwise, will be permitted. Use of

traction control will be cause for immediate disqualification and suspension

from future racing activities.

 

5. One shock per wheel.

 

F.  Wheels and Tires

 

1. Steel 10” wheels only. Tires to be announced by series

 

2. Bleeders are not allowed. Hidden bleeders will be checked for!!!

 

3. Cars must start the feature on the same tires on which they qualified.  Cars

running the last chance race may change tires prior to that race, but must

return  to  the  qualifying  tire  for  the  feature.  Cars that run  the  last  chance

race on qualifying tires will be allowed to change tires prior to the feature.

 

4. Use of tire softening or altering agents will not be permitted.  Use of such

substances will result in immediate disqualification, loss of points & money.

 

G.  Transmission, Driveshaft, Rear End

 

1. Full  standard  type  transmission  only  will  be  permitted.   No  quick-change

transmissions  will  be  permitted. Automatic transmissions  will  not  be

permitted.   Crate  engine  teams may  use  their  transmission  rules with  no

weight penalty.

 

2. A minimum of one reverse and two forward gears will be required.

 

3. Multi-disc clutches will be permitted.  No direct drives.  Conventional clutch

mounted to fly wheel only will be permitted.  Any transmission that does not

meet these guidelines may be assessed a minimum 25 lbs penalty.

 

4. No  carbon  fiber or  nonstandard material  clutches.   The minimum  clutch

diameter is 5.5”.

 

5. Driveshaft must be equipped with a minimum  of two (2)  safety straps and

must  be  painted  white. Drive  shafts must  be made of Aluminum  or  Steel

only, and use no other materials (i.e. carbon fiber, etc).  

 

H.  Brakes

 

1. Vehicle must be equipped with four-wheel hydraulic brakes.

 

2. No carbon fiber rotors.  Only steel rotors are allowed (no titanium).

 

3. Brake fluid circulators permitted.  Liquid or gas cooling not permitted.

 

I.  Safety

 

1. Radio communication to the drivers is mandatory, with a minimum of one (1)

spotter  for each  team. Spotter must  have  the  capability to monitor series

race control with a scanner.

 

2. Approved seat belts and double shoulder harness will be required, no older

than three (3) years.  A crotch strap will be required. 

 

3. A capable form of head & neck restraint must be used. A strap-type neck

restraint is mandatory (No Neck Collars). Drivers will not be allowed on the

racetrack at any time without proper neck restraints in place.

 

4. Helmet must be 2000 Snell standard or better and  have  sticker  visible for

inspection.  Full-face helmets required.

 

5. Clean full  driving  suit  for  fire  protection  will be  mandatory,  along with

approved racing gloves

 

6. Side plate for driver’s door will be mandatory.  Must be 12 inches (12”) high

post-to-post, 1/16” minimum thickness steel or and must be fastened with a

minimum of six (6) half-inch bolts or securely welded to series’ approval.

 

7. Driver’s window must be equipped with safety net with quick release-latch.

String window nets will not be permitted.  The minimum net size must be 22”

wide and 16” high.  When latched, the window net must fit and pull tight.

 

8. Resilient padding designed for roll bar use must be installed on any roll cage

member which can be reached by any extremity of the driver while driver is

normally seated with restraints fastened.  Steering wheel must be padded.

 

9. All lead weights must be painted white, with the car number painted on each

individual  piece.   All lead  weights must  be securely fastened.   No lead

weights will be permitted in driver’s compartment.  Any lost weight will result

in a $10 per pound fine. No Tungsten or similar weight allowed!

 

10. All competing teams must possess a minimum 10 lb. Aluminum working fire

extinguisher while in attendance in pits, and this item must be presented at

inspection.  Car number must be painted on fire extinguisher

 

11. A main  electrical cut-off  switch  needs to  be  clearly marked  and  easily

accessible to safety crews.

 

12. Numbers must be a minimum of 21” in height, with body of each character a

minimum of 3” in width and must be professionally placed on each door.  A

number will be required on top, readable from the infield.

 

13. A car number at least six inches (6”) in height must be placed in the upper

right hand corner of the windshield.

 

14. Roll  cage  must  be  constructed  of 1  ” OD  round  steel  tubing  with  a

minimum  wall  thickness  of  .090”.   Three  inches  (3”)  maximum  gussets

measured  diagonally must be  welded  in main  roll  cage  area  where  a  90

degree angle exists or where the roll cage meets the main frame rails.  The

main frame rails / bolt-on clips must be steel from radiator area to behind the

fuel cell. Main Frame rails must be a minimum of 2” x 3” rectangular steel.

 

15. No part of any cooling system may be located in driver’s compartment

 

16. Batteries  must  be  securely  fastened  and  mounted  outside  of  driver’s

compartment.

 

OFFICIAL DECISIONS

 

1. Any situation not specifically covered in these rules will be acted upon by the

official  or officials in  charge  at  the  time,  whose  decision will  be  final  and

binding on all participants.

 

2. Any disagreement over technical questions or operations will be resolved by

series officials.  When their decision is rendered, such decision is final and

binding. 

 

3. Continuous developments in racing may necessitate changes which cannot

be anticipated at the time rules are formulated.  If necessary, rules may be

updated, changed, deleted or added to at the discretion of the officials.

 

4. At  certain  events,  to  encourage  participation  of  local  competitors,  the

officials may alter the rules for those cars to try and create a level playing

field for cars that might fall outside of the normal rules.  Official’s decisions

are final.