2013 GULF COAST MODIFIED RULES
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements of such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all such events. All participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from publications of or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. Rules are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant.
* Speedway Officials shall be empowered to permit minor deviations from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion does not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from such altercation of specifications.
*Speedway reserves the right to update, modify, and/or delete rules at any time deemed necessary to insure safety, fair competition or any other reason that may be appropriate.
*Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the officials. Any decision of and by Speedway Officials is final.
*Unsportsmanlike-like conduct can carry a minimum $100.00 fine and/or suspension. Any and all fines will be added to the point’s fund at the end of the racing season.
Approved helmet and fire suit and gloves required any time vehicle is on racing surface. Neck collars are mandatory. Head and neck restraint recommended.
Added weight must be in block form of no less than five-pound blocks (no pellets). Added weight must be securely bolted in place. Dislodged weight cannot be returned to car for weighing after race. All added weight must be painted white with car number in red or black. Any lost weight will result in a $10 per pound fine to the Driver.
2450 Minimum 58.0% Left side max for Pro Late Crate engine.
2500 Minimum 58.0% Left side max for Built engines.
No titanium products, parts or components allowed anywhere on race car. No gun-drilled, tubular or hollow bolts or studs anywhere on car.
In 2013 6.5 pounds per cubic inch. In 2014 it will be 7 pounds per cubic inch.
No aluminum blocks! No Dry Sump Systems
One 2 barrel or 4 barrel only. Must qualify and race with the same combination. No adjustable restrictors plates.
Aluminum heads must ADD an Extra 50lbs in front of bell housing except crates.
Must maintain 4″ ground clearance at all times. Factory production complete full 1960 or newer parallel American passenger car frames only with a Minimum wheelbase 108”. Frames may be cut in rear only at point not further than 36 inches from center of rear end housing. Frames may not be widened or narrowed. Must be full and complete both sides.
SUSPENSION AND STEERING
Front steering must be unaltered approved OEM and be in stock location, and must be replaceable by OEM appearing parts. Tie rod ends and adjustment sleeve may be replaced by a minimum .625-inch rod end and steel tube. Stock passenger car spindles or fabricated spindles must be steel. Bottom A-frames cannot be altered or moved. Front sway bar must be stock appearing and diameter of 1 3/8” Maximum. Steering parts must be steel. Steering box must be steel approved OEM and must remain within original bolt pattern for type of frame used. No rack & pinion allowed. Coil over kits with minimum of 4.5″ springs on rear only. No bumpstops, coil-binding or chassis stops allowed and a Minimum of 500 pound front spring rate. No driver adjustments from cockpit except for brakes.
Must be steel, approved OEM APPEARING calipers, and they cannot be lightened. Steel vented rotors only, no scalloped rotors. Rotors cannot be lightened.
All body rules are at the discretion of tech official. Must be full size roof.(Must cover halo) Body sides must be straight front to back with a maximum length of 120″ starting from back of engine, maximum width of 66″ and body rake of 6 ” must be straight front to rear and flat. Asphalt type nosepiece allowed no wider than frame horns. Engine compartment must remain open. Passenger side of body must be no further forward than rear of engine. Right side a posts must be within 3″ of right side of car or 50 lbs. penalty. No interior wings, belly pans, double skinned roofs, fins, wings, vanes, vertical ledges, ramps or any other air directing devises are not allowed. Vehicles with complete windshields will be allowed a maximum 5″x60″ rear spoiler with all braces mounted on rear of spoiler. Gurney flaps or curls are allowed but will be included in all measurements. Vehicles with no windshield may run 4″x 60″ spoiler @ 45 Degrees or 50 lbs penalty. 12″ maximum length triangular enclosure at the ‘A’ pillar will be allowed. All cars are required to have side nerf bars mounted even with outside of tire. Must maintain 4″ ground clearance at all times.
$250.00 Ignition box Claimer Rule. No Traction Control.
Track Racing Fuel only. No performance-enhancing fuel additives of any kind.
TIRES AND WHEELS
Hoosier F-53 Tire Only. No soaking or altering of tire in any manor allowed. Drivers soaking or altering tires will forfeit all purse and points for the event and all track points for the year. Driver must also pay a $1,000 fine prior to being allowed to compete at Speedway. Any illegal tire, in the judgment of Speedway Officials, will be confiscated. 8″ steel wheels only. Maximum overall width shall not exceed 82″ from outside of tire to outside of tire. No wide-five hubs allowed.
MODIFIED RULE ENFORCEMENT
The Chief Tech Inspector shall be authorized to make changes from any specifications contained within these rules as a situation may dictate. Any infraction not specified in these rules will incur a 150 pound weight penalty. Furthermore, the Chief Tech Inspector may impose further restrictions in an attempt to maintain fairness. Under no circumstances may the tech inspector alter any safety rule to less than stipulated. ANY VARIANCE OF THESE RULES BY PARTICIPANTS THAT MAY ULTIMATELY LEAD TO REDUCTION IN SAFETY, OR AN INCREASED RISK, TO ANY PARTICIPANT, WHETHER ENFORCED BY THE CHIEF TECH INSPECTOR OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE THE EXCLUSIVE RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY OF THE PARTY OF PARTIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VARIANCE. THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SPEEDWAY AND THE PROMOTERS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY VARIANCE FROM THESE RULES AS PROVIDED.
Protests Only drivers may protest. Protesting drivers and protested cars must have finished in the top ten and be on the lead lap. All protests must receive an approval of the pit officials. Spite protests and unsportsmanlike-like protests will be accepted. All protests must be submitted to pit officials in writing within 10 minutes of feature race completion, and be accompanied by $250.00 CASH. The driver who wins the protest will receive $225.00.Driver can only protest three times in one season and must wait three weeks before protesting again. Drivers or cars found illegal forfeit all points and moneys earned for the entire race meet.
Refusal to comply with a protest or to tear down when instructed by Speedway Officials will result in a fine equal to protest amount, an automatic two race suspension for driver and loss of points and moneys earned for the evening. Upon returning to competition driver must agree to tear down after racing events for free.