OGLETHORPE SPEEDWAY PARK, INC.
2012 General Rules and Car Specifications
2012 Changes are in Red
*Rule Amendment under Registration - Rule Change from 8/25/10 left out of 2012 Rule Book
*Rule Amendment under Race Procedures - Rule Change from 4/6/11 left out of 2012 Rule Book
competition council shall be formed each season for each division and
shall comprise of competitors in that division. The purpose of this
council will be to hear recommendations on rule changes during the
course of a racing season. Any driver can bring a recommendation to the
chief steward and if necessary a competition council meeting for that
division will be called to discuss the recommendation. Decisions will
be made based upon the discussions at that meeting.
Late Models – Robbie Cowart, Jr., Tyler Perry, Bobby Morris
Street Stocks – Jamie Hopkins, Timmy Dasher, Jr., Clint Sills
Pure Stocks – Don Douglas, Tim Swanson, Michael Wedincamp
Mini Stocks – Michael Screen, Charissa Dudley, Frank Hickman
440’s – Matt Wise, Chris Graham, Tony Wiruth
rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for
the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum
acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the
condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all
participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR
COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They 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, spectator or official.
chief steward shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of
the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in
his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION
OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is
left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
this rulebook, reference is made to “stock” or “stock replacement”
parts. “Stock” means OEM factory produced, non hi-performance parts for
an automobile. “Stock Replacement” means parts that are produced by an
aftermarket manufacturer to blueprint OEM specifications, which do not
exceed these specifications in any manner.
Speedway Park officials reserve the right to disqualify and/or penalize
a driver for equipment that does not fall within the guidelines of this
rulebook. Their decision is final and binding and will be upheld by the
Speedway Park is private property. Any person on this property without
the permission of Oglethorpe Speedway Park management is guilty*Rule Amendment of
trespass and subject to the penalties prescribed by law. Through your
membership, registration or association, you have been given the
authority to be on this property in conjunction with racing activities.
However, the management of Oglethorpe Speedway Park reserves the right
to revoke or cancel this authority at any time that is felt your
presence or conduct is not in the best interests of the sport of auto
racing, your fellow competitors, the fans, management and the employees
of the speedway.
(Available only on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning and non-race Saturdays)
must be reserved a minimum of three days prior to rental. At no time
may track be rented on race days. NO EXCEPTIONS. All persons entering
the pit area must sign a release. One car on the track at a time or
group with ambulance can have two on the track, half a lap apart.
Weekday rental (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) – Single Vehicle $25 per hour add $25/hour each additional vehicle, minimum 2 hours.
Saturday rental (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) – Single Vehicle $50 per hour add $50/hr each additional vehicle, minimum 2 hours.
Ambulance Service - $75 per hour, minimum 4 hours - Load of Water on track - $25
Practices – All Divisions are welcome to practice. Most practices begin
at 6:30pm and conclude around 9:00pm. Contact the speedway offices at
912-964-8200 or visit the speedway website for continuous schedule
updates and practice dates. Practice sessions are run as hot laps with
multiple cars allowed on the track at the same time (same division).
a feature event is completed within any division after all the heat
races and qualifying have been completed, the racing program will be
considered a complete show. Divisions not completing a feature event
that evening will run a double feature program the following week. The
first feature will be run according to the line-up for the rain date or
at the point the feature was halted. The second feature will be run
according to the blind draw held at the pit window prior to the new
night’s event start. There will not be any heat races on double feature
nights for the divisions running two features. Points and prize money
will be issued for both features. There will be NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
DUE TO RAINOUTS. In the event that the following week is a scheduled
special event, changes may be made to this policy to accommodate
different sponsors and situations beyond our control.
competitor who wishes to compete at Oglethorpe Speedway Park during any
race event or promotional event, consents to the use of their name,
pictures of themselves and their race car, video of themselves and
their race car for publicity, advertising and endorsements both before
and after the events, and relinquishes any rights to photos or videos
taken in connection with events and consents to the publication or sale
of such photos as the speedway so desires
FUEL AND TIRES 1. FUEL: All
divisions must run either the track racing fuel (Sunoco 112 racing
fuel) or un-altered pump gas. “Unaltered” means no mixing or
co-mingling of different fuels together. Drivers may use standard pump
gas, meaning gas purchased at the “corner gas station”. All racing fuel
must be of the same specifications, specific gravity, color and smell
of the track fuel, no additives are allowed in any fuel. The track
reserves the right to take samples of fuel at any time for testing. Any
additives/mixing detected in fuel will result in fine, suspension, loss
of purse, loss of points or any combination thereof. Alcohol, nitrous
oxide or any oxygen producing additives or chemicals are not allowed in
any competitors fuel and violators will be subject
to a fine, suspension, loss of purse and loss of points or any
combination thereof. Sunoco 112 racing fuel is available at the
speedway. Ethanol Free fuel may be purchased at Strickland Oil and OSP.
American Racer tires are available at the track and Home Town Performance.
3. PURCHASES OF TIRES &/OR FUEL:Racing fuel and tires may be purchased during regular business hours, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm. They are also available in the pit area during race nights.
a) Payment must be received at the time of purchase. There will be a $25 service charge on any returned checks.
If purchased on race night you will be permitted to sign for your
purchases, but all outstanding balances must be paid within seven (7)
days or the amount will be deducted from the driver’s pay.
If outstanding balances have not been satisfied, you will not be
allowed to compete again at the speedway until all balances are paid in
Any outstanding balances not paid in fifteen (15) days will be subject
to $15 per month finance charge. If past due amounts are turned over to an
outside agency for collection, attorney’s fees shall be assessed at the
rate of 15% of the aggregate amount of principle and interest due.
RESERVED PIT SPACES FOR WEEKLY EVENTS
- Weekly racing series competitors may reserve pit spaces anywhere in the enclosed pit area for the weekly racing season.
spaces along the front straightaway may be reserved for $75 annually.
Pit spaces in other areas may be reserved for $50 annually.
Reservations are accepted at the OSP office. Reserved pit spaces are
marked on the pit space signs. Enclosed trailers or racecar haulers are
not allowed in pit spaces adjacent to the racing surface.
private cars, trucks are allowed in the hot pit area. This includes
vehicles parked in unoccupied reserved pit spaces. All vehicles, except
the truck pulling the trailer, must be parked in the infield spectator
area or outside the infield in the grandstand parking area.
- Oglethorpe Speedway Park assumes no responsibility for any vehicles, trailers, racecars,
equipment, parts or contents of vehicles while they are parked on speedway property.
- ATV’s allowed with prior permission and permit from speedway office.
A WALK THROUGH FOR YOUR NIGHT AT THE RACES
- All drivers competing at OSP will be required to have an OSP license.
- It is necessary to secure a “pit pass” for entry into pit area.
- You can reserve a pit space for the season, inquire at the track office for availability.
in with scorers at the draw window, located at Infield Concession
building to draw for position and take care of any necessary entries
for the night.
your racecar to the scale area (located across from fuel pumps at the
pit wall) for an official to inspect for safety. Your car must be
approved prior to competing in any events, including hot laps.
- Raceceivers will be mandatory for all Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks.
- Race line-ups and order of events are posted on Pit Concessions Bulletin Board.
- The Pit Concessions are located in the center of the pit area.
- The tire room is located on the backside of the pit concessions.
- Rest rooms are located adjacent to the pit concessions.
is available adjacent to pit concession at fuel pumps. Drive through
pump area from overflow towards pit road. DO NOT BACK INTO THE PUMP
oil deposit barrels are located in the tech area for deposit of all
used oil. DO NOT EMPTY OIL INTO TRASH RECEPTACLES AND/OR THE GROUND.
- Staging Area: Is located near turn one in the pit area.
Laps: This is not racing; just warm-ups! All belts, helmet and uniform
must be in place. Proceed to staging area near turn one of the pit
area; an OSP official will direct you on to the speedway.
OSP uses barrels in the turns during warm-ups to help establish an
upper groove on the racing surface. Do not run into the barrels!
Violators of this rule will be sent to the pits. Habitual violators of
this rule may be forced to start at the tail of their heat race and
- Driver’s Meeting: Will take place near the OSP tech area. It is mandatory that all drivers attend.
Line Ups: Are according to the blind draw or by how you finished in a
previous race that night. Look at the line up board for your division
and car number. If your car number is not listed on the board, contact
an official immediately. When its time for your division to race,
proceed to the Staging Area. The track official will direct you in
lining up racecars and letting you on to the track. Watch the flagman,
as all need to be in position prior to the previous race’s white flag
Time: We cannot tell you how to race. Remember to respect your fellow
drivers and their equipment. Watch the flagman, watch for the caution
lights, be alert, be aware and most of all have fun! Good Luck!
Will be paid after the completion of post race technical inspections.
Payoff will take place at the ticket booth located under the
grandstands. Any unclaimed payoff will be held by OSP for a period of
thirty (30) days after which it will be forfeited.
general rule section applies to each and every racer, mechanic and/or
pit personnel. Some items, obviously, do not apply to each class – you
can easily determine which rules do not apply to you. You are expected
to know the rules – ignorance will not be tolerated as an excuse.
driver should inspect the racing surface and the race track to learn of
any defects, obstructions, or anything, which, in their opinion, is
unsafe, and they shall report that condition in writing to the speedway
management. Any driver entering any racing event is considered to have
inspected the track and all conditions are satisfactory to them. If
not, they should not race. The participant further indicates that he is
aware that auto racing involves risk and assumes the risks with full
awareness and knowledge.
GENERAL RULE STATEMENT
rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for
the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum
acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the
condition of all Oglethorpe Speedway Park events, and by participating
in these events, Oglethorpe Speedway Park racers, mechanics and/or pit
personnel are deemed to have complied with these rules. No express or
implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or
compliance with these rules and/or regulations. They are intended as a
guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee
against injury or death to participants, spectators or others.
ACCIDENT CLAIM AND/OR INJURY INFORMATION
all injuries immediately to an official for proper reporting. If you
are physically unable to provide necessary information to complete the
reporting have a crewmember or other responsible party provide all
necessary information for proper insurance guidelines to be followed.
No claims will be considered unless reported prior to leaving the
speedway property that day.
MINORS (Competition and Restricted Areas)
one under the age of 18 will be allowed to drive, warm-up or race a car
unless they are able to furnish a minor release from their parents or
legal guardians. You must be 16 years of age to be eligible for
competition in the Street Stock or Late Model divisions and 14 years of
age in the Pure Stock, Mini Stock or 440 divisions. Drivers not meeting
these requirements must have special permission from the management.
to insurance regulations anyone under the age of 18 entering the pit
area, must have the proper parent/guardian release forms on file in the
OSP office. Due to insurance regulations it will be mandatory for all
participants under the age of 16 to purchase additional accident
coverage from MCNA @ Rand Sports & Entertainment. This coverage
must be purchased and proof of insurance certificate on file in OSP
office prior to participant being allowed on the racetrack.
REGISTRATION AND POINTS
is required that all drivers register with the speedway by obtaining an
OSP license and giving full information including: Name, Social
Security/Tax Identification Number you wish your earnings reported
under, address, and a current phone number. If any information changes
during the season, you must notify the speedway office. An OSP license
allows the driver to be eligible for any point funds awarded to their
division during the season. Cost of annual OSP license is $30.
- To be eligible for Points fund money at the end of the season; Drivers must meet the following conditions:
a. Have a current year OSP License 3. Season Points - Tie Breaking System:
b. Display proper sponsor decal on their racecar for the entire season.
c. Driver must have no outstanding amounts owed to speedway.
d. Driver must compete in a minimum of 50% of total feature events for their division.
e. Attend the annual awards banquet. If any of the above conditions are not met, driver becomes ineligible for points fund money.
At the end of the season, should there be any ties,
they will be broken by way of the following system:
a. Number of Feature wins during current season.
b. Number of 2nd Place finishes in Feature during current season.
c. Number of top-5 finishes during current season.
d. Number of top-10 finishes during current season.
e. Total number of completed Feature laps during current season.
f. Total amount of completed Feature laps during
current season, whoever finishes in front of the other, thus,
breaking all ties.
The 2012 points season opens on Friday, March 30, 2012 and will close on Friday, August 31, 2012.
Points for Heat Races will be awarded as follows (all divisions):
1-25 7-11 If more than 12 cars start any heat race, the points
2-20 8- 10 received will be reduced by one point per position.
3-18 9- 9
4-16 10- 8
5-14 11- 7
6-12 12- 6
Points for Feature Races will be awarded as follows (all divisions):
CAR IDENTIFICATION AND NUMBER REGISTRATION
- All car numbers are reserved for the season.
numbers must be no less than eighteen (18) inches high with a three (3)
inch wide stroke. All numbers must be easy to read from the scoring
tower. No three digit numbers or letters will be allowed.
car must have their car nu*Rule Amendmentmber (highly visible) on the right front
headlamp cover at all times. This will assist track officials with
- NO DUPLICATE NUMBERS will be allowed. Oglethorpe Speedway reserves the right to change car numbers when duplication occurs.
REQUIRED DECAL LOCATIONS
cars must provide space on each front fender for the OSP decal and
provide space on their racecar for their divisional sponsor’s decal.
The decal must be visible to the grandstand. Required decals must be in
place to be eligible for any year end point fund bonus awards, cash
prizes and/or purse money on individual race nights.
will be mandatory for all divisions except the 440’s. Racecievers will
be available for purchase at the speedway office. OSP speedway office
has a very limited number of raceceivers that may be rented for a
single night of racing for $20. It is the driver’s responsibility to
ensure his/her raceceiver is working properly. Drivers will be subject
to penalty for disobey and raceceiver communication from the tower.
Drivers are required to wear & use raceceiver, not crew member.
GENERAL RACING POLICY
- The racing officials will resolve any disagreement over technical rules, car specifications or
operation of event(s). When their decision is rendered, such decision is final and binding.
racing officials will establish the length, frequency and
administration of all events and programs and when their decisions are
rendered, that is final and binding. Exceptions to the rules and
specifications may be made on a temporary basis at the discretion of
the race officials.
- The officials will determine all finishing positions and their decisions are final and binding.
complaints, disputes, questions or problems must be directed to the
chief steward immediately following the completion of the entire event
(not just your race). No one is allowed to disrupt the racing program
at any time by confronting officials on the track, at the flag stand,
the race director’s box or by entering the scoring tower.
- The speedway may impound any car involved in a serious accident.
rulebook does not address all aspects of a racecar in detail. Any
variance or interpretation to the rules is at the Chief Steward’s
discretion – not yours, thus any part, item, equipment not specified or
approved by the tech staff, will be declared illegal.
driver who does not obey the flag rules or continuously ignores the
signals from the flag stand will be subject to disqualification and
possible further penalty.
Flag: Displayed to start the race or restart the race. Cars must
maintain their formation until the green flag is displayed.
Flag & Caution Lights: Caution on the speedway. Cars are expected
to slow down and maintain their positions until instructed by the
officials. WE DO NOT RACE BACK TO THE FLAGSTAND. If a full lap is not
completed, we will go back to the last completed lap
Flag: Slow down and come to a complete stop as soon as possible. Watch
for safety personnel and leave them a clear path on the track. Do not
get out of your racecar. No pit crews are allowed on the track during a
red flag and no work is allowed on the car during a red flag situation.
Flag: Any car receiving a black flag must immediately go to the pits
for consultation with officials. DO NOT STOP ON THE TRACK. Failure to
obey the black flag will result in car disqualification, fine and
possible further penalty. A driver receiving a black flag for
disciplinary problems will be subject to a fine of not less than the
driver’s pay for the event and the loss of any points for that event.
with Yellow Stripe Flag: Passing flag indicates slower cars must move
to the inside or outside and allow faster cars to pass them. All cars
being lapped must cease racing each other and allow the leader to pass
then they may resume racing.
- White Flag: Leader has started the final lap of the race.
Flag: Race is finished. All cars finish the race on the lap the
checkered flag is shown to the leader. All cars must pass under the
checkered flag to be scored for that lap.
driver, crewmember or any other person may enter the pit area unless
they have personally signed all releases, entry and registration forms.
fighting or reckless driving may subject the offender to fines and or
penalties, possible probation and or suspension depending upon the
seriousness of the incident and the decision of the officials and
management. Any continuing problems from the same individual or same
race team may result in permanent suspension.
acts that the speedway sees as detrimental to the sport of auto racing
or detrimental to the integrity of the speedway operation will be
subject to a fine, suspension and/or probation. This may include
fighting, entering another competitors pit in retaliation, using your
race car for retaliation, using profanity in front of officials,
management and/or fans, disrupting the continuity of the event by
displaying anger or displeasure in front of the officials, management
or fans. The track management reserves the right to issue a penalty
that includes a fine, probation and suspension or any combination
thereof. If you want to race, we welcome you. If you want to be a
troublemaker, please don’t come to the track. Keep in mind this
facility promotes family entertainment.
all race events, the driver assumes the responsibility for actions of
ALL members of their team including, but not limited to, crew members,
family and fans who accompany the team in the pit area before, during
and after an event and will be held accountable for their actions.
- Profane signs on your racecar, sexual signs, etc. are taboo.
and fines for violation of the conduct, race procedures, general rules
and car specifications may be implemented per this rulebook to all
participants at the discretion of the officials and/or management.
possession, consumption or distribution of ANY alcoholic beverage or
controlled substances at anytime while in restricted areas is strictly
anytime, the display of any type of weapon or threat of bodily harm may
result in the permanent suspension of the entire racing team and may
result in arrest of all parties involved.
all race events the driver must inform officials of the team’s crew
chief who will represent the team when the driver is on the racetrack
or becomes incapacitated. During any consultations with officials, the
driver or the crew chief shall be the sole representative of the team.
driver and/or crew member who has been suspended from Oglethorpe
Speedway Park events for rough driving, disorderly conduct, etc., will
not be allowed to participate at any events conducted at the speedway
until all penalties have been satisfied which includes serving out
suspensions and paying all fines.
- All decisions by officials and official scoring are final and all participants agree to abide by these decisions.
- When in the pit area, maintain a constant watch for your own protection.
- The track reserves the right to modify any rule in this book as deemed necessary by officials and management.
only people allowed on the racetrack and outside the infield pit
guardrail are racing officials. Drivers must stay in their cars while
on racetrack. DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR. Pit crews, car owners and
personnel related to any car are not allowed on the track following any
accident or injury.
repairs are allowed to a racecar except in the pit area. Pit crews are
not allowed to come on to the racing surface for any reason during an
event. This includes red flag situations.
may compete in only one division per race night (this does not include
the Showdown in Savannah). Late Model drivers are allowed to compete in
other divisions only on weekly race nights that the Late Model division
is not competing (must be approved by the chief steward).
driver may move up a divisio*Rule Amendmentn during the season, but once they have
made the move, the driver cannot move back to that division without a
majority vote by that division’s drivers (must be approved by the chief
must draw their own number for heat and qualifying line-ups at the draw
window prior to entering the night’s event. Heat and feature line-ups
will be posted in the pits (at the pit concessions).
If a driver wins two (2) feature events in a row, they cannot start any
farther forward than the 8th starting position of the next feature they
qualify for; three (3) feature events in a row, they cannot start any
farther forward than the 10th starting position of the next feature
they qualify for; four (4) features in row, no closer than 12th; five
(5) or more features, the tail of the starting field.
car that has been qualified for the feature event can be driven by
another driver in that event, subject to notification to scoring, but
will relinquish their starting position and start at the rear of the
field. The same is true in the case of a driver using a back-up car.
The points will follow the driver of the racecar, not the car itself or
the car owner.
back-up car may only be used in the event that a racecar becomes
disabled during preliminary competition (warm-ups or Heat Race) on that
specific race night. If the back-up car does not meet the divisional
specifications, the driver may only complete one lap and exit into the
pit area (no exceptions).
must be lined up and ready to race prior to the white flag being
displayed in the previous race. Any driver failing to be lined up prior
to this time will be lined up at the rear of the field. Drivers in
place will move straight up in their rows with the latecomers falling
to the rear in the order they came to the staging area. All drivers
must follow the official’s direction.
race begins at commencement of pace laps, but official scoring and
distance begins when the official starting flag is displayed. At the
beginning of the race, the field must maintain a nose to tail, side by
side formation at a consistent speed until the green flag is waved. If
a caution is displayed prior to a lap being completed, a complete
restart will result with all retaining their starting positions except
for those determined to be involved in the cause of the caution. If
after three unsuccessful tries at starting a race double file fails, a
single file start will be used.
a caution flag is thrown, drivers must slow down safely and maintain
their position on the track. We do not race back to the flag stand. If
a full lap is not completed, we will go back to the last completed lap.
the discretion of the officials, any car causing a caution or any car
involved in causing the caution will be placed at the rear of the field
for the resta*Rule Amendmentrt. Any driver involved with three (3) cautions within the
same race, will be black flagged from that race and sent to the pit
restarts are double file and made by the lead car anytime after passing
the designated line on the wall and prior to flag stand. If the leader
does not fire by the time he reaches the flag stand, the flagman will
restart the race. All drivers must remain in position and are not
allowed to pass until after the restart. When the leader accelerates,
the remainder of the field must do so also. If you do not accelerate
when the remainder of the field does and you are passed, this is not
considered a jump. Jumping is a judgment call that is determined by
track officials. The first time a driver is deemed to have jumped the
restart, they will be penalized two positions from where they were
before they jumped the restart at the next available time or at the end
of the race, whichever comes first. A second jump within the same race
will result in a black flag and a one-lap penalty. If a car breaks on a
restart, they should move to the inside or outside to allow remainder
of field to pass.
a red flag is displayed, slow down as quickly as possible and come to a
stop on the track. We may need to dispatch the ambulance and fire truck
and they need a clear path to the accident.
will be NO ROUGH DRIVING. Any car that intentionally spins out or
drives into another car will be immediately black-flagged to the pits
for consultation with the officials, and will be subject to further
penalty as deemed necessary. We will not tolerate rough driving.
- All cars must enter the speedway in turn one and exit the speedway in turn four.
must maintain a safe speed in the pit area (even if during a race). Any
driver entering or exiting the pit area at what is deemed to be an
unsafe manner may be black-flagged from the race and be subject to
the regular season on regular race nights (does not include double
feature nights or nights when heats are not run), the following
distances and time limits will be imposed, unless changes are necessary
and are made by chief steward prior to the event:
Heat Laps||Feature Laps|| Time Limit |
|LM ||5* ||25* ||25 minutes |
|*Rule AmendmentSS ||5 ||20 ||25 minutes |
|MS ||4 ||15 ||20 minutes |
|PS ||4 ||15 ||20 minutes |
|440 ||4 ||15 ||20 minutes|
*The number of heat and feature laps will be determined by the car
count at that event. A time limit of seven (7) minutes will be imposed
upon each heat race. The time begins when the initial green flag falls.
When the time limit has been exceeded, the race will be declared
official when the leader is given the checkered flag. Rookies must
begin their heat and feature race from the rear of the field for their
first three events (double features are considered two events).
18. If the time limit is reached prior to the completion of the
scheduled laps, a green-white-checkered format will be
implemented immediately. There will be one chance given to
complete the race event under this format. If a caution is
thrown after the
green-white-checkered format has begun, the cars will be scored as they
cross the line and the race
will be considered complete.
19. Line-ups will be determined by:
Races by a blind draw conducted at the draw window. Those failing to
draw prior to draw being cut-off will be placed at the rear of a heat
race. Transfer positions will be dependant upon car count. Divisions
having less than twelve (12) cars will run one (1) heat race.
a “B” Feature is run, the non-qualifiers will be lined up according to
their finish in the heat races straight up. Transfer positions will be
dependant upon car count.
“A” Feature for the Late Model, Street Stock, Pure Stock, and Mini
Stocks will be lined up according to their finish in the heat races
straight up. The 440’s will be lined up according to their finish in
the heat races with all previous feature winners in the rear with the
most recent winner at the tail.
nights when a division does not run heat races, the line-ups will be
according to the blind draw held at the draw window for their feature
nights when a division runs double features, there will not be any heat
races run for that division. The line-ups will
be according to the blind draw held at the draw window. The
feature will be inverted from the starting field line up for
the second feature (If you started on the
pole for the first feature, you will start last for the second
any race has been completed, the officials have the right to inspect
any part of any cars. If you are directed to go
to the scales or the inspection area, you must do so immediately.
Any competitor not going directly to the tech area
will be disqualified from the race.
the following persons will be allowed in the tech area unless asked by
an official: OSP officials, OSP management
and two (2) members of the racing team being inspected who are handling
the removal of the requested components to
be inspected. After the components have been removed, only OSP
officials, OSP management, one (1) representatives
of the racing team will be allowed into the inspection
room or area to determine the legality of the components.
drivers (including those not directly involved with the inspection) are
reminded they are responsible for their crew
and fans at all times. Misconduct or behavior that is
detrimental to the inspection
process may result in fines and/or
suspensions levied against those teams disrupting the procedure.
This includes activity outside the tech area. Respect
the task at hand.
24. Any participant who refuses to allow tech officials to inspect
their car will be subject to the following: Any competitor
who fails to tear down a car for inspection and/or
fails to surrender any illegal part(s) and/or equipment when
requested to do so by an official will be disqualified from the
event, lose all points and prize money from that event,
be suspended for the next two (2)
events and forfeit 50% of all accumulated championship points. There
cannot be an appeal allowed without the
parts in question turned in at the time the official’s request is made.
The car will remain ineligible
until after the required inspection has been completed by an official.
participant found to be illegal will not
receive prize moneyand may not receive points for that event.
illegal on a double features night, the car will be
declared illegal for both races and will not receive prize money
and may not receive
points for either race.
rules will be in effect at all Oglethorpe Speedway Park events for all
competing divisions. Any team
refusing to relinquish a confiscated part will be
immediately suspended from all speedway operations for a period set
forth by the speedway
officials and management and is subject to further penalties that may
include loss of accrued
points and/or fines.
If a “visual protest” is upheld, the driver must turn over the
protested part to the officials prior to the
beginning of the feature. The driver will be fined
$100, which is payable that night or the driver will lose all
prize money for that event.
an Oglethorpe Speedway Park driver with a current OSP license believes
that another competitor has or will obtain a significant unfair
advantage by some action that the driver believes is in violation of
this rulebook, the driver may protest such action to an Oglethorpe
Speedway Park official. All protests must be presented by the driver to
an OSP official in writing; the driver must be competing at the event
and must follow the guidelines of this rulebook.
“visual protest” must be declared in writing to an official at least
fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of the feature race for that
division and be accompanied by a cash bond of $25. A “visual protest”
is a protest, which does not require any type of measuring device to
determine the legality of any part on the car. “Visual” refers to
anything outwardly visible, and “visual” therefore means anything under
the hood or car that is outwardly visible to the official.
3. A “formal protest” must be declared in writing to an official
within ten (10) minutes after the conclusion of the feature
race for that division (the second feature in the case of
double feature events). The “formal protest” must include the
proper cash bond at the time the protest is
presented to the official. A “formal protest” can be lodged against
another competitor’s car for an alleged
violation of rules, which is only accessible through the use of tools.
driver must finish in the top ten of their division’s feature race; on
the lead lap and within three places of the car they wish to protest.
There is no protesting of cars finishing worst than you in that feature
event. If needed, official scoring will announce each driver’s
position. 4. Protests in the Street Stock, Mini Stock and Pure Stock divisions.
Oglethorpe Speedway Park official shall decide whether the matter is
protestable and if so, shall decide the protest as promptly as
possible. A decision that the matter is not protestable is final and
non-appealable. The officials have the right to not accept a protest
that they feel has been made in retaliation and/or spite.
Any competitor who fails to tear down a car for after being
protested and/or fails to surrender any illegal part(s) and/or
equipment when requested to do so by an official will be disqualified
from the event, lose all points and prize money from that event, be
suspended for the next two (2)
events and forfeit 50% of all accumulated championship points. There
cannot be an appeal allowed without the parts in question turned in at
the time the official’s request is made. The car will remain ineligible
until after an official has completed the requested inspection.
d. A maximum of one (1) item allowed per protest. Bore/Stroke is considered one item.
the protest is upheld, the protested driver forfeits all points/purse
won at that event and the cash bond less the inspection fee, is
f. If the protest is disallowed, the cash bond will be forfeited to the driver of the protested car less the inspection fee.
tech items cannot be covered in this book. If while in the process of
inspection or engine tear-down, officials see another non-protested
tech item which is viewed to be an intentional violation of the
rulebook, then tear-down will cease and the car will be declared
illegal. The official must see the tech item in question and may ask
the team to show them the tech item for further inspection.
the following persons will be allowed at a protest: In the teardown
area only OSP officials, OSP management and two (2) members of the
protested racing team handling the removal of the protested components.
After the protested components have been removed and turned over, only
OSP officials, OSP management, one (1) person of the protested team and
one (1) person of the protesting team will be allowed into the
inspection room or area to determine the legality of the protested
drivers (including those not directly involved with the protest) are
reminded they are responsible for their crew and fans at all times.
Misconduct or behavior that is detrimental to the protest process may
result in forfeiture of the protest bond and/or ceasing of the protest
procedure with additional fines and/or suspensions levied against those
teams disrupting the protest procedure. This includes team members, car
owners and fans of other race teams. Respect the task at hand.
car protested for a P & G check must have the car ready for
inspection within thirty (30) minutes after the completion of the
feature event. Head and engine removal protests must have their engines
ready within one (1) hour after the completion of the race. Unless
these time limits are observed, a car may be declared illegal.
a. P & G fee is $75 (track retains $40). P&G is considered one item.
b. One (1) item protest fee is $200 (track retains $75)
c. If head removal is required, the fee is $250 (track retains $100)
d. If clutch/flywheel removal is required, the fee is $250 (track retains $100)
e. If engine removal is required, the fee is $300 (track retains $125)
f. If crankshaft removal is required, the fee is $400 (track retains $150)
Crankshafts will be removed only at the discretion of the officials
when there is sufficient reason to
view the crankshaft outside of the engine block.
g. In the Pure Stock if a cam profile is requested, the fee is $350 (track retains $225) 5. Protests in the Late Model division.
h. In the Street Stock if a crate motor cam profile is requested, the fee is $350 (track retains $225)
a. P & G fee is $125 (track retains $60). P& G is considered one item. b. One (1) item protest fee is $250 (track retains $75) c. If head removal is required, the fee is $300 (track retains $100) d. If engine removal is required, the fee is $350 (track retains $125)e. If crankshaft removal is required, the fee is $400 (track retains $150)
1. Crankshafts will be removed only at the discretion of the
officials when there is sufficient reason to
view the crankshaft outside of the
f. Crate motor cam profile fee is $350 9track retains $225).
6. On P & G check only, any car protested where P &
G shows engine to be larger than legal size (at 180 degrees engine
temperature) must have head removed
for additional checking (at no cost to the protester). If the engine
checks less than the legal
size, then the engine is declared legal. If the protester is not
satisfied, he may add an additional cash bond of
$200 and the protested car’s heads will be removed for additional
checking. This must also be in writing prior to the
beginning of the P & G protest and accompanied by the
additional cash bond. If the additional cash bond is not used,
the additional money will be returned.
may appeal a disqualification by submitting a written appeal with
references to the rulebook and written evidence defending their
position along with an appeals fee of $100. All parts must remain at
the track and in the possession of the OSP officials for any appeal to
be considered. The appeal must be submitted with the proper fee
included before the close of business on the next full business day.
CAR AND ROLL CAGE CONSTRUCTION (ALL WEEKLY DIVISIONS)
Also refer to each division’s rules section for additional specifications
Models: All divisions are open to American made passenger cars with the
exception of the Mini Stock and 440 divisions, which is open to foreign
cars. No jeeps, suburbans, SUVs or station wagons allowed. Eligible
mini truck models are listed at the front of the Mini Stock division
rules. Refer to division’s rules for additional specifications on make
and models allowed.
All cars must have complete bodies as described in their individual
rules sections. A complete body is defined as hoods, fenders, doors,
trunk, roof and must be in good appearance and good mechanical
condition. No junk allowed. No car will be allowed to compete with
excessive body damage.
Batteries can be mounted in the driver’s compartment or trunk as long
as they are safely mounted, concealed and completely enclosed.
Self-starter must be in working order and car must be able to leave the
pits on it’s own.
Systems: If gas line runs through driver’s compartment, it must be
enclosed in some type of steel tubing and follows the contour of the
floorpan. Electric fuel pumps are NOT ALLOWED in the Street Stock
division. If electric fuel pumps are used in the Late Model, Mini Stock
or Pure Stock division, they must be connected to an oil-pressure
cut-off switch. Fuel tank must be securely mounted in rear of car (see
Diagram at the back of the book). Fuel injection systems are only
allowed in the Pure Stocks and 440’s (must be stock for that
Electronic traction control devices are not allowed. All glass must be
removed; front windshield is optional in 440 class. Mandatory window
bars (minimum of three) in front of driver’s seat. Any type of radiator
may be used as long as it is concealed under the hood. Welding of
steering parts is not allowed except for reinforcement. You cannot weld
broken parts back together again.YOU MUST HAVE WRECKER HOOK-UPS ON THE FRONT AND REAR AT ALL TIMES.
Cage Construction: All cars/trucks are required to have a roll cage.
All cages must be constructed of black iron pipe or seamless steel
round tubing with a minimum outside diameter of 1.5” and a minimum wall
thickness of .083. No conduit, exhaust, galvanized or aluminum pipe
allowed. A minimum of a four-point roll cage is required in all
divisions (that is four vertical bars welded to the frame inside the
driver’s compartment). A rear hoop behind the driver’s head welded to
the two rear vertical bars is required. A front hoop following the
contour of the driver’s side windshield post and top of the windshield
welded to the front two vertical bars is also required. Four top bars
are required. A minimum of four (4) horizontal bars are required IN the
driver’s side door and three (3) horizontal bars are required IN the
passenger side door. All connections to be fully welded with gussets
installed. Roll bar installation and workmanship must be approved. In
Mini Stock, it is recommended that the roll cage be mounted to a box
tubing frame run inside the driver’s compartment and trunk from inside
front firewall to inside rear bumper. Box tubing must be securely
welded to floor pan and roll cage. See divisional rules for more on
roll cage and car construction.
1. Car Inspection: All cars are subject to a safety and legality
inspection at any time before, during or after any event. If
the Chief Steward deems a car has not met
all track safety or rule standards, that car may not be allowed to
compete until all deficiencies
have been corrected. It is the responsibility of the driver, car owner
and crew, individually and
severally, (not the OSP officials) to have the car free from
mechanical defects, in safe racing condition and properly
inspected prior to any event.
a. Inspection & Practice Dates prior to
the season opener are available by calling the speedway office or by
b. Drivers may
also call the speedway office and make an appointment to come out to
the track during regular
business hours of Monday
through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 p.m. for a
and technical inspection. 2. Seat
& Safety Harness: Seat back can be mounted no further rearward than
rear vertical edge of driver’s door. Safety
belts and driver’s seat must be secured to the roll cage (not
floor pan) and must be approved by the track officials. A
quick release seat belt and shoulder harness of at
least three (3) inches in width is mandatory. Anti-submarine belts are
highly recommended. Safety belts must have
legible date of manufacture on nametag, may not be more than five (5)
years old and must have safety
approval by track officials. See Diagram at the back of the book for
seat and safety belt installation.
3. Fire Extinguishers: Working on-board fire extinguishers are
required in all racecars and must be securely mounted
within arm’s reach of the
driver. DO NOT TAPE THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO A ROLL BAR. It is Georgia
law that all tow
vehicles in a hot pit area are required to have a minimum of one ten
(10 lb.) pound A-B-C Fire
Extinguisher in their
possession and must be on display and easily accessible at the back of
the race car trailer. All
teams competing at Oglethorpe Speedway Park will be
required to abide by this law. All fire extinguishers will be
pre-season safety inspections and again periodically throughout the
year. Those drivers not in
compliance with this Georgia state law will
not be allowed to participate until the situation has been corrected.
If the situation cannot be corrected
by race time, the team will have to leave the hot pit area. 4
. Window Nets: Each car must be fitted with an approved window screen protecting the driver’s door window. 5. Helmet:
Every driver is required to wear a helmet any time his or her car
enters the racing surface. It is mandatory that
helmets be labeled Snell Foundation Approved with a
minimum requirement of Snell 90. The track officials must
approve all helmets. 6. Driver’s
Suits: Fire retardant driver suits are required in all divisions;
except 440’s. This includes top and pants. No
short pants, tank tops, short sleeves,
jeans, etc. allowed. Make sure the driver’s suit is clean of grease or
fuel spills. Look for
torn or worn out areas. If the suit is full of holes or is extremely
dirty and unsafe, the track officials may ask
you to find a new protective racing suit prior to competition. a. The following safety equipment is not required, but highly recommended.
1) Driver uniform that is double layer.
2) Flame retardant racing gloves.
head sock (balaclava), foot socks and shoes that are flame retardant.
4) Full-face helmet and arm restraints.
5) Roll bar padding around the driver area.
7. Fuel Cells: Safety fuel cells are required in all divisions
except 440’s. They must be fully enclosed in steel (.020
thickness) and securely mounted in the rear of the car/truck. Fuel
cells in the Street Stock, Mini Stock and
Pure Stock can hang no lower than the frame rails. See
Diagram at the back of the book. 8. Fire
Walls: Complete sheet metal (.020 minimum) firewalls are required
between the driver’s compartment/fuel cell area
and the driver’s compartment/engine area. Aluminum firewalls are not
allowed in the Street Stock, Mini Stock or Pure
Stock divisions. Refer to the division section for additional
requirements on the Fire Walls. 9. Driveshaft
Loops: A driveshaft safety loop made of flat bar (.25” x 2” minimum
size) is required. It should be installed
about 12 inches from the rear of the transmission. Construct it so that
the driveshaft cannot fall down onto the track in
the event of u-joint failure. ALL
DRIVESHAFTS MUST BE PAINTED WHITE AND HAVE THE CAR NUMBER
PAINTED ON IT IN CONTRASTING COLOR. 10. All weights added to the car must be mounted with proper weight mounts or double bolted and plated. ALL
ADDED WEIGHTS MUST BE PAINTED WHITE
AND HAVE THE CAR NUMBER PAINTED ON IT IN CONTRASTING
LATE MODEL DIVISION
Models: Stock front clip chassis minimum wheelbase of 102” and
fabricated front clip chassis minimum wheelbase of 103”.
- Frames/Front Suspension:
Stock Front Clip Car: Main frame rails (from stock front snout to
rear bumper) must be made from a minimum of 2” x 2”
steel tubing. Stock front snout and suspension is required and may be
Fabricated Front Clip Car: All frames must be comprised of
minimum 2” square or 1 ¾” outside diameter round
tubing with a minimum wall thickness of .083”. The maximum
engine setback is 6”. Rack and pinion steering
3. Rear End Suspension:
a. Stock Front Clip Car and/or Fabricated Front Clip Car: No
electronic traction control devices allowed. Any type
quick change or floater rear is allowed.
4. Brakes: All cars must have operational four wheel braking system.
Any aftermarket aluminum caliper and aftermarket
steel rotor may be used on the front and rear of the car.
Neal pedals or any conventional type adjustable brake system
allowed. No electronics allowed.
5. Wheels: Any approved steel or aluminum racing wheel with a maximum 14” width is allowed. Bead locks allowed.
6. Tires: The American Racer MD-56 (Spec Tire with the JSR stamp on the
sidewall), American Racer MD-48 (Spec Tire)
or the Hoosier D-55 (spec Tire), Hoosier D-21 (Spec
Tire) are the only tires that are allowed.
Tire softeners or heaters are not permitted. Tires may be impounded by
Oglethorpe Speedway Park officials and
checked for tire softeners.
(Diagrams in back of the book) Standard dirt type bodies allowed. May
be made of steel, aluminum or
a. No wedge style bodies, roof mounted spoilers or wings.
8. Spoiler: Rear spoiler material 8” maximum, measured from the
deck to the tip of the material and can be a maximum
of 72” wide. Three (3) spoiler supports may be
used. Rear spoiler cannot be suspended above deck to create a wing
effect. Spoiler must
begin where quarter panel ends. No extended decks. 9. Fuel Cell: refer to Safety Section, rule #7. 10. The OSP Late Model Sealed Crate Engine
b. Nose and roof must match body style.
c. Floor boards and firewall must cover the driver’s area and be constructed to provide maximum protection.
d. A minimum of three (3) front windshield driver safety bars required.
e. No fins or raised lips of any kind permitted anywhere.
f. Body line must be smooth, even line from front to rear of car.
have stock nose piece. No wedge noses. Must be mounted not to alter
original shape. Stock nose piece can
extend a maximum of 52” from center of front hub to farthest point
Must be a minimum of 45” (maximum 48”) from the ground at any point and
must be mounted parallel to the body and
near center of the car. No lip on the rear of the roof. All roof side
panels must extend to edge of the body and
be flat. Dimensions; minimum 48” x 46” long, maximum 50” x 51” long.
fenders and hood must be level and flat from left to right side of the
car. Fenders cannot gain height from
front to rear of car. No part of fenders or hood can be below the
outside body line. Tires may not protrude outside
body lines more than 2”. A hole may be cut in the hood for
no point can door side break in towards the center of the car. Side
exiting exhaust pipes must be flush with body (no sharp
edges or tire poppers).
offset quarter panels. Center of rear hub to end of quarter panel
cannot exceed 48”. Measured in a horizontal
line. No wheel skirts.
may be dropped to the middle of the car no more than 4” below the top
of the doors and must be at least 12” below
m. Rear Deck height measured from ground 38” maximum.
n. Front fenders and center of door material maximum height 37”.
o. Body width measured at center of door 78”. Body at rear of car top 72”, middle 78”, center bottom 82”.
p. All body dimensions are found in the diagrams at the back of the book.
only sealed crate engines allowed to compete within the Late Model
division will be the GM Performance 400 hp Late
Model Engine (GM part number P/N 88958604) and the GM Performance
350-HO (GM part number P/N 88958602). The GM
Sealed Crate Engine may be run with Chevrolet, Ford or Dodge bodies.
The engine seals must remain intact and not be tampered with prior to
competition at OSP. Any seals that have
been removed or tampered with prior to competition
will make the engine illegal and not eligible for competition at
OSP. The penalty for anyone tampering with the
seals, modifying any internal engine parts, changing the parts
from stock as
delivered sealed from the factory will be subject to fines and
expulsion from racing at OSP the
remainder of the season and future seasons.
No changes are allowed to the engine manifold or other exterior
components (polishing, machine work, etc.). All
engine parts must remain stock as they came
from the factory. Engines must remain stock as they were delivered
from GM, no changes
to the rocker arms, harmonic balancer, etc. Any modifications will
result in the engine being declared illegal
for usage at OSP.
d. Any 750 carburetor or smaller allowed. Must have 1 11/16th
base plate maximum. A one-inch spacer is allowed on
604 and two-inch spacer is allowed on 602. A one-piece open hole
paper gasket (maximum 0.065 inch thick) that
matches the exterior dimensions of the
carburetor throttle base plate must be installed between the carburetor
and the intake manifold with no air leaks.
e. Sealed Crate Engine Claim Rule
Any driver finishing on the lead lap of the feature race may claim
another driver’s sealed crate engine (GM
P/N88958602 or GM P/N88958604) for the current
retail price including tax, plus an additional $50.
2) Refusal to accept the claim will result in immediate disqualification of the claimee for the event.
A driver must have competed at the track the previous three race events
to be eligible to claim another driver’s engine.
4) The chief steward has the right to refuse any claim. OSP will not allow the claim rule to be abused.
f. Sealed Crate Engine Repair Program
OSP will coordinate the repair program for the GM Sealed Crate Engine.
All repairs must be approved and documented by the speedway prior to
any work on the engine. The engines will be repaired, if possible,
according to the GM Performance guidelines. The speedway will obtain
new seal bolts. OSP officials must approve the repair work prior to the
seals being put in place. The OSP official will complete the sealing
after approval with the seal bolts from the speedway.
11. OSP Built Engines (additional weight penalty – see “Weights”)
are interchangeable between manufacturer’s line such as: Chevrolet
body/Ford engine; Ford body
Chevrolet engine; etc.
steel block only. Maximum engine displacement is 362 c.i. (372 c.i. in
Chrysler). Minimum engine
displacement is 350 c.i. (340 c.i. in Chrysler). Maximum block
sizes are as follows: Chevy 350, Ford 351 and
360. Blocks may be cleaned and deburred. Oil returns may be plugged or
screened with wire only. Valley pans permitted
between block and intake manifold. Internal engine painting allowed
(oiled areas only). Bowtie and SVO blocks are
not allowed. No internal powder or ceramic coatings allowed. Headers
are the only engine
components that may be
All parts listed below must originate from stock production castings
and forging which have been machined according
to the normal machining schedule utilized for standard production
Number of valves per cylinder
Type of combustion chamber
Location of spark plug
Orientation of spark plug
Arrangement of valves
Valve location in relation to the cylinder
Angle of valves
Type of valve actuation
Number of intake ports
Number of exhaust ports
Center distance of intake ports
Center distance of exhaust ports
Shape of intake and exhaust ports at mating faces of manifolds
Angle of port face relative to mating face of head to block and the firing order
cylinder heads must be approved and all modifications must be submitted
to OSP before any modifications will be eligible for competition.
Approved manufacturer’s identification and part numbers must remain on
the part being used in competition. In order to be eligible, the
cylinder heads must meet the following requirements:
1) Cylinder head must be a stock cast iron production only, limited to two (2) valves per cylinder.
No titanium valves or valve springs are permitted. Only steel valve
springs are allowed. No port matching or flow work is permitted. No
angle cutting of the head to the block mating surface will be
permitted. The head stud or bolt holes cannot be off set or drilled off
center for the purpose of moving the head in any direction.
A maximum of three (3) angle valve jobs are permitted. When cutting the
valve seat angles, no stone or grinding marks are permitted above the
bottom of the valve guide. All cutting in reference to the valve job
and bowl area must be centered off the centerline of the valve guide.
No radius cuts permitted. Upon completion of the valve job, the bowl
area under the valve seat down to the bottom of the valve guide must
still be in the same configuration as far as shape and finish as it was
from the manufacturer. Surfaces and/or edges where the cutter or stone
has touched must not be polished. No hand grinding or polishing is
permitted on any part of the head.
Only Chevrolet part numbers 14011058, 10134392 and 12480034, casting
number 14011034, heads are permitted on GM models. The Chevrolet head
part number 1051108 is NOT eligible. Chrysler W-2 heads are permitted.
Any stock production cast iron head is permitted on Ford models. Ford
part number M-6049-N351 cast iron cylinder heads are permitted. A spare
set of heads which is compatible with the OSP Street Stock Division
head rule may be approved for temporary use by the officials.
All valves must be identical in appearance and construction as an OEM
type valve. No polishing or relieving behind valve face at stem. No
neckdown valves. No air directional devices will be permitted on any
valve surface. Valve stems must have a minimum diameter of 11/32 inch.
Any valve stem seals and retainers allowed. Heads may be cut to receive
larger diameter springs. Roller rocker arms allowed with poly lock nuts
and stud girdles. No dual shaft rockers allowed. Screw in studs and
guide plates allowed. The maximum valve size as measured across
the face of the valve are as follows:
|General Motors ||Intake – 2.020 ||Exhaust – 1.625 |
|Ford “Cleveland” ||Intake – 2.190 ||Exhaust – 1.710 |
|Ford “Windsor” ||Intake – 2.020 ||Exhaust – 1.600 |
|Ford M-6049-N351 ||Intake – 2.020 ||Exhaust – 1.600 |
|Chrysler ||Intake – 2.020 ||Exhaust – 1.625 |
External Changes: External modifications will not be permitted. All
cylinder heads are limited to a minimum 62cc combustion chamber. The
combustion chamber may be machine cut, beside the valves only, to
equalize the chamber cc. No other machining or grinding will be
permitted. Internal polishing, porting and/or any other internal
modifications will not be permitted. Only steel lifters are allowed. No
ceramic or ceramic buttons.
Crankshafts: Only approved standard steel or cast iron crankshafts
permitted. If aftermarket crankshafts are used, they
must be identical in appearance and construction as an OEM crankshaft.
Stock stroke only (3.48 on GM; 3.50 on Ford; 3.31 on
Chrysler). Balancing is permitted. Counterweights must be the same
shape, may be polished, but they cannot be
knife-edged, undercut or drilled to lighten the crankshaft. The rod
bearing journals may be drilled. The main bearing
journals may not be drilled. When weighing crankshafts, the minimum
weights listed below shall include the timing chain
sprocket. Chamfering of oil holes allowed. Only standard OEM steel
harmonic balancers permitted. The following
dimensions are the minimum specifications for all crankshafts: 12. Radiators must be mounted in front of the engine. Electric fans are allowed.13. Clutch
is mandatory. All cars must start under their own power. Transmissions
with internal clutches allowed and must have
working reverse. Bert or Brinn transmissions allowed. Automatic
transmissions allowed (safety jackets highly
and Rods: Any flat top piston is allowed. Valve reliefs may be cut into
pistons. Minimum piston to deck
clearance is .005. Only approved steel connecting rods permitted.
Titanium or stainless steel connecting rods are not
approved for use.
Any solid lift camshaft except roller tappet or mushroom allowed. Stock
diameter lifters only. Mushroom or roller lifters not allowed. Any
timing chain and gear allowed.
and Headers: All intake manifolds must be approved. Any aluminum or
cast iron intake allowed. No high rise manifolds allowed. All manifolds
must remain as manufactured. No port matching or flow work permitted.
Any headers allowed. Breather element maximum of 4” high. Standard
round breather elements and cans only. No substacks, velocity stacks or
any air directional devices allowed. Any headers allowed and they may
be powder or ceramic coated. Front half of breather element may be
shielded with sheet metal.
h. Ignition: Any ignition is allowed. No magnetos.
Pan: Any wet sump oil pan is allowed with any cam driven oil pump
located in the oil pan is allowed. Oil coolers allowed.
driveshaft is allowed. All driveshafts must be painted white and have
the car number painted on it in contrasting
a. All weights will be made on Oglethorpe Speedway Park scales
and will be with the driver. Weight must be
displayed on the right front fender16. Engine vacuum evacuation systems of any kind are not allowed. 17. No porta-power weight jacking devices allowed.
b. Any car/chassis participating with the Late Model GM Sealed
Crate Engine P/N 88958602 must weigh a
minimum of 2,100 pounds.
c. Any car/chassis participating with the Late Model GM Sealed
Crate Engine P/N 88958604 must weigh a
minimum of 2,200 pounds.
d. OSP Built Engine must weigh a minimum of 2,300 pounds.
e. NLMS Engine must weigh a minimum of 2,400 pounds.
f. 1 pound per lap burn off after the race is allowed.
18. Cubic inch of engine must be painted/decaled on both sides of the hood.
absence of a specific rule does not imply approval, consent or
permission regarding that subject. Any questions or doubts regarding
such matters should be directed to speedway officials for a
clarification. 20. Any further definitions or interpretations of the rules will be made by the Oglethorpe Speedway Park officials only.
Late Model drivers must use a “Raceceiver”. This will allow the control
tower officials to communicate with each
driver. The “Raceceiver” will be available for
purchase from OSP and Southern Racing Supplies. 22. Safety regulations are listed under “Safety” at the front of this book.
STREET STOCK DIVISION
Models: Competition is open to any rear wheel driven American made
sedan automobiles with a minimum factory wheelbase of 108”. Camaros,
Firebirds and Mustangs will be allowed to compete, but no other sports
cars are legal for competition. Any car with a factory wheelbase of
less than 110” must have make and model approved by the chief steward
prior to competition.
Only stock metal bodies or aftermarket bodies listed in this section
allowed. Bodies are to retain stock appearance. Body mounting grommets
may be removed. Front fender wells may be removed. Rear window panels
may be removed. Support braces may be removed from the hood. No holes
allowed in the hood. Original grill may be removed but screen wire or
expanded metal must be installed to retain stock appearance. A dash
panel may be installed for gauges.
Front firewall holes must be covered with sheet metal (no
aluminum). Fuel cells are required, refer to safety
rules for explanation. Sheet metal must be
installed between the tank and track (no aluminum). Fuel cell
hang any lower than the frame rails. Rear floorboard and firewall may
be removed but remaining
floorboards and firewall must cover the driver
area and be constructed to provide maximum protection.
Stock bumpers are required. No bracing allowed. Stock brackets
and mounts may be welded. If stock
are absolutely unavailable for a particular make of car, contact the
chief steward to discuss options.
radiator support bar may be run from roll cage through the front
firewall and around the front for radiator support
only. Two (2) support bars may run from loop down to frame behind
radiator only. A support loop bar
may run through rear firewall around fuel cell inside of trunk only.
Support bars can be installed from
main cage through rear firewall down to rear frame
d. A minimum of three (3) front windshield driver safety bars required.
stock appearing steel or aluminum body is allowed with stock appearing
nose piece and rear
bumper cover. Aftermarket nose and rear bumper
covers allowed on stock bodies. The factory stock front
floor pan must remain intact. The
GM Sealed Crate Engine may be run with Chevrolet, Ford or Dodge body.
Performance Bodies and Five Star Bodies old or new allowed.
1) Aftermarket body dimensions are as follows (diagram in back)
hub to tip of nose piece - Maximum of 45"
Top roof height - Minimum of 47"
Roof rake (front to back) - Maximum of 2"
Center of car width - Maximum of 74"
Rear of car width - Maximum of 72"
wheel to rear of quarter panel - Maximum of 45"
Window opening - Minimum of 12"
Rear deck height - Maximum of 37"
must match Body Style dimensions as described by aftermarket
f. No flat sided cars or flat roofs (must maintain creases and appear stock)
g. Must use front and rear template bumper covers
h. Roof must remain in the center of the race car
car with an aftermarket body must declare chassis (make, model and
year) at the initial inspection and
must follow all rules for that chassis with the only
exception allowed being that of the aftermarket body.
Stock body with stock spoilers allowed. Aftermarket body cars or cars
without a stock spoiler may add a
spoiler to the rear deck within the dimensions of maximum length of
54”; maximum height of 5” and
bracing allowed on each end. Bracing 5” x 12” maximum.
Suspension: Unitized frame may be connected together to complete
full frame. Stock rear ends, stock 9” Ford or 9”
Ford floater with any gear ratio. Rears with disc brakes add 50
pounds. Front suspension must be strictly stock
except for alterations specified below. Lower
control arms may be changed within manufacturers line and must be
stock appearing. Lower control arm mounting brackets
must remain factory stock. Lower control arms must be
same lengths and may use screw in
ball joints. Tubular upper A-arms may be used and must bolt to stock
Tires may not protrude outside body line more than 2”. Any spring and
spacer may be installed on front
end in stock location as long as no modifications are made to the
spring pockets. Stock A-frame bushings may be
replaced with teflon. Sway bars must be mounted in stock location and
larger diameter bolts may be substituted for stock
ones to attach to each end of sway bar to lower control arm in a stock
manner. Any coil spring and
screwjack or adjustable spacer on rear end with no lower spring pad
modifications allowed other than
tab welded to lower pad to hold spring in place. On rear leaf springs,
rubber mount spacers may be replaced with
steel plates (maximum 2” thick) and must be stock
appearing. Rear leafs may be changed. Adjustable rear shackles
allowed. Any stock or stock appearing shocks with
rod bearing ends mounted in stock position are allowed. Stock
brackets required. No gas or adjustable shocks
allowed. Fords that do not come with front sub-frame may mount
an alternate track approved Ford
sub-frame under front of car in stock manner (no interchanging/mixing
suspension parts). May add square channel or
tubing from rear frame to full frame under rear end to support rear
clip. 4. Brakes:
Stock master cylinder or after market dual master cylinder with stock
brakes. Brake bias adjusters
allowed. After market pedals allowed. 5. Wheels:
Any steel wheel not exceeding eight (8) inches in width may be used.
Stock wheel studs may be replaced
with larger ones for
safety on all wheels. 6. Tires:
Only standard rain tread DOT tires will be allowed for competition.
Maximum size is 275-60. High
compound, directional tires will not be permitted. Tires softeners and
heaters will not be
allowed. Minimum durometer reading is 65 (the
track durometer is the official durometer). Tires may be
impounded by OSP officials and checked. The BF
Goodrich T/A Radial is a track approved tire. Tire
manufacturers markings may not be ground off tire.
No grooving or siping allowed.
7. OSP Street Stock Sealed Crate Engine
only sealed crate engine allowed to compete within the Street Stock
division will be the GM Performance
350-HO Factory Stock Sealed Crate Engine (GM
part number P/N 88958602). The GM Sealed Crate Engine
may be run
with Chevrolet, Ford or Dodge bodies.
must remain intact on new engines and not be tampered with prior to
competition at OSP. The penalty
anyone tampering or modifying any internal engine parts, changing the
from stock as delivered
sealed from the factory
will be subject to expulsion from racing at OSP the remainder of the
changes are allowed to the engine manifold or other exterior components
(polishing, machine work, etc.).
parts must remain stock as they came from the factory. Engines must
remain stock as they were
delivered from GM, no changes to the rocker arms,
harmonic balancer, etc. Any modifications will result in
being declared illegal for usage at OSP. The penalty for anyone
tampering or modifying any
engine parts, changing the parts from stock as delivered sealed from
the factory will be subject to
expulsion from racing at OSP the
remainder of the season and future seasons.
d. The only
carburetor allowed on GM Sealed Crate Engine is the Holley 650HP, model
number 80541-1. No
carb spacer allowed. Carburetor must be stock out of
the box with the only changes allowed to be the power
jets. A one piece open hole paper gasket (maximum 0.065 inch thick)
that matches the exterior
dimensions of the carburetor
throttle base plate must be installed between the carburetor and the
manifold with no air leaks.
rev-limiter is optional. The only rev-limiter allowed is the MSD Soft
Touch Control (part number 8728). No
f. Sealed Crate Engine Claim Rule
Any driver finishing on the lead lap of the feature race may claim
another driver’s crate engine (GM
P/N88958602) for the current retail price including
tax, plus an additional $50.
2) Refusal to accept the claim will
result in immediate disqualification of the claimee for the event. 3) A
driver must have competed at the
track the previous three race events to be eligible to claim another
engine. 4) The chief steward has the right to refuse any claim. OSP
will not allow the claim rule to
g. Sealed Crate
Engine Repair Program OSP will coordinate the repair program for the GM
Sealed Crate Engine.
All repairs must be
approved and documented by the speedway prior to any work on the
engine. The engines
repaired, if possible, according to the GM Performance guidelines. OSP
officials must approve the repair
8. OSP Street Stock Unsealed Crate Engine
All unsealed 602 crate engines must meet the original blueprint
specifications using original or replacement
GM parts as described in the GM Performance Parts
Crate Engine Technical Manual – part number
- b. OSP at its discretion will use all necessary means to determine the legality of an unsealed crate engine.
9. OSP Street Stock Built Engines Must be mounted in stock location,
cannot be lowered or set back in car. Solid
mounts allowed. No internal engine coatings/painting allowed.
Engines are to be strictly stock except for specified alterations. No
high performance parts. Oil returns may be screened only.
Engines may be balanced. Lightening of components is not allowed.
Crankshaft counterweights may be drilled for balancing
only. No knife-edged or polishing of crankshafts allowed. Rod ends may
be drilled for
balancing only. Engine size must match car make and model with the
exception to some Ford and Chrysler cars.
Fords which are eligible to run 351 c.i. engines may run “Windsor” or
interchanging of parts).
- b. Engines are allowed .060 overbore plus wear. Piston deck clearance is .005 minimum.
Any flat top piston/wristpins allowed. No pop-tops allowed. Hole may be
drilled at the end of the rod for
wristpin lubrication. Bushing allowed at the end of rod. Any rod
bolt allowed. No other work allowed on rods other
than what is specified. Stock rods only.
Maximum cylinder compression is 185 p.s.i. with the engine hot. Engine
compression will be checked at the chief
steward’s discretion and the track gauge is the official gauge.
Heads must be factory stock steel production only. Combustion chamber
size for all heads is 68cc minimum. Small block
head valve sizes must not exceed 1.94 and 1.50. Any (single coil with
dampener) stock diameter spring that
will fit in unaltered pocket with steel retainer only is allowed. GM
casting numbers NOT
ALLOWED are: 3782461; 3891462; 3932386; 3947041;
3973487; 3928494; 3890462. Vortex heads not allowed.
Aftermarket hex type screw in studs allowed, maximum 3/8”. Long
slotted rocker arms with poly-lock nuts
allowed. Heads must remain as manufactured with no porting,
polishing or machine work allowed. Stock ratio rocker
arms only. A maximum of three (3) angle valve jobs are permitted. When
cutting the valve seat angles, no stone or grinding
marks are permitted above the bottom of the valve guide. All cutting in
reference to the valve job and bowl area must be centered off the
centerline of the valve guide. No radius cuts permitted. Upon
completion of the valve job, the bowl area under the valve seat
down to the bottom of the valve guide must still be in the same
configuration as far as shape and finish as it was from the
manufacturer. Surfaces and/or edges where the cutter or stone has
touched must not be polished or ground. No hand grinding or polishing
is permitted on any part of the head. Heads with factory cc of
less than 68 cannot be altered or modified in any way to raise
combustion chamber cc to legal size. Note: Because of availability
problems, Chrylser heads with combustion size less
than 68cc may require a track approved modification to bring chamber
size up to 68cc. All Chrysler heads must be pre-approved and registered
with the track officials. It is illegal to angle mill heads. The maximum valve sizes as measured across the face of the valve are as follows:
Small Block Intake – 1.94
Exhaust – 1.50
“Cleveland” Intake – 2.19
Exhaust – 1.71
“Windsor” Intake –
1.852 Exhaust – 1.548
Intake – 2.020
Exhaust – 1.60
- f. Intake
manifolds must be stock steel production quadrajet type only. No high
performance or marine
application allowed. Must remain as manufactured with no
porting, polishing or port matching allowed.
- g.Headers allowed. 180 degree headers are not allowed.
hydraulic lift camshaft allowed. No solid, roller, mushroom cams or
lifters allowed. Longer pushrods
allowed. Hydrualic lifters must be all steel (NO ceramic or
ceramic buttons). Any stock diameter hydraulic
lifter which meets test criteria listed below is allowed.
#1 – When engine is running and valve cover off, rocker arm at zero
lash is screwed one full turn. Engine must start skipping on that
cylinder momentarily then level off. Test #2 – Warm engine is shut off
and valve cover removed. It must be observed that hydraulic lifters
start bleeding off and rocker arms start leveling off.
9. Transmission: Any standard factory three or four speed
transmission may be used in place of factory automatic.
Automatic transmission coolers allowed, but must be
mounted and concealed under the hood. Transmission must be
stock, having all working forward
and reverse gears. No racing transmissions allowed.
Any valve cover, oil pan, reduction starter, electric engine fan or
radiator allowed as long as they are safely
concealed under the hood. Adapters, substacks, velocity stacks or
any other air directional devices are not
allowed. Standard round breather elements and cans only.
Front half of breather element may be shielded with sheet
the OSP Built Engines only, any stock four (4) barrel carburetor may be
used with an aluminum adapter of one inch (1”) maximum height.
Holley carburetors may not exceed 750 CFM. The only Holley 750 CFM carb
that is eligible for competition is the Model
4160, series 3310 with a throttle bore 1-11/16”. The Holley 3310 may
have stock rear replacement metering block installed so jets may
be changed. Optional removal of choke
butterflies and shafts, changing of jets, power valves,
squirters and accelerator pump cam only. Vacuum
operated secondary required. No devices
allowed to assist vacuum opening of secondary throttle plates. Double
pumpers, “Fuel Cats” or any other fuel regulatory systems are
- k. Stock ignition only. No aftermarket distributors or coils.
10. All cars must use non-high performance, non special order, stock or
stock replacement steel clutch assembly. no
ceramic, ceramic button or
high-performance clutch plates, disks or parts. Clutch assembly
clutch, pressure plate and release-fork.
Minimum flywheel weight is fifteen (15) pounds. Aftermarket hydraulic
clutch slave cylinder, aftermarket
hydraulic throwout bearing and clutch pedal assembly allowed. Steel
scatter shield bell
housings allowed and recommended for safety.
All cars except for the cars listed in “b” and “c” and running the GM
Sealed Engine must weigh 3,000 pounds after the
race with the driver. 12. All
Street Stock drivers must use a “Raceceiver”. This will allow the
control tower officials to communicate with each
driver. The “Raceceiver” is available for purchase from
OSP and Southern Racing Supplies. 13. The
absence of a specific rule does not imply approval, consent or
permission regarding that subject. Any questions
or doubts regarding such matters should be
directed to speedway officials for a clarification. 14. Any further definitions or interpretations of the rules will be made by the Oglethorpe Speedway Park officials only. 15. Safety regulations are listed under “Safety” at the front of this book.
Camaros, Firebirds, Mustangs and sports cars with 108” wheelbase or
less and running the GM Sealed Crate Engine must
weigh 3,150 pounds after the race with the driver.
All cars with a wheelbase of 112” and running the GM Sealed Crate
Engine must weigh 2,900 pounds after the race with the
All weights will be made on Oglethorpe Speedway Park scales and will be
with the driver. Engine size and
weight must be displayed on the top of right front fender.
Out of town Super Streets may run and must be approved by Chief Steward
and weigh 3,450 pound after the race with driver.
In order to keep parity in racing, the track officials reserve the
right to modify the weight rule as the season
unfolds. All decisions to change the weight rule will be
presented in writing two weeks prior to any change.
PURE STOCK DIVISION
THE CAR AND BODY
American manufactured front or rear wheel driven vehicle with a minimum
stock wheelbase of 101”. No convertibles or station wagons. Must be
street production model. No high performance cars or options of any
driver safety, all cars must have a minimum four (4) point roll cage in
the driver’s compartment. Roll cage must be welded to frame rails and
all connections must be fully welded. All cages must be constructed of
black iron pipe or seamless black tubing with a minimum outside
diameter of 1.5” and a minimum thickness of .083. No exhaust,
galvanized, or aluminum pipe allowed. There must be four (4) vertical
bars welded to the frame inside the driver’s compartment. A rear hoop
behind the driver’s head welded to the rear vertical bars is required.
A front hoop following the contour of the front windshield post and the
top of the windshield welded to the front two vertical bars is
required. Front and rear hoop bars must be connected with two (2)
horizontal bars at the top of each door. A minimum of four (4)
horizontal bars are required in the driver’s side door and a minimum of
three (3)horizontal bars are required in the passenger’s side door. A
radiator support bar may be run from the roll cage through the front
firewall and around the front for radiator support only. A radiator
support bar may be installed ahead of the radiator between the two
frame horns. A maximum
of two (2) vertical bars may be installed behind the grill between
radiator support bar and horizontal loop bar inside frame horns for the
purpose of protecting the radiator. Support bars can be installed from
top of main cage through rear firewall down to rear frame rails only
inside of trunk. A rear loop bar to protect the fuel cell may be
installed by welding to the support bars inside of trunk. All rollbar
installation and workmanship must be approved by the track officials.
must be strictly stock. Complete bumper to bumper steel unibody must be
retained. No cutting, chopping, channeling or shortening allowed. The
only inner body panels that may be removed are the roof and both doors
to allow for roll cage installation. All other inner body panels must
remain intact. All doors must be welded shut. The steel stock unaltered
floor pan, fire walls, trunk (except where fuel cell is located). Front
fender wells may be removed. Dashboards are required, but may be
replaced by steel or aluminum. All front and rear firewall holes must
be sealed off with steel sheet metal to fully enclose the driver’s
compartment. Rear seat shelf must remain intact or replaced with stock
appearing steel sheet metal. No aluminum allowed (except in dashboard
replacement). No holes in the hood. Hood pins may be installed.
Trimming of wheel wells allowed for tire clearance (2” maximum).
push bars or trailer hitches allowed. Front and rear bumper brackets
and mounts must be welded solid. Bumpers must have four (4) pieces of
5/16” minimum log chain or steel cable going around or through the
bumper and through the frame snout to secure bumper. Driver’s who lose
their bumper will be sent to the pit area. Wrecker hook-ups are
required on the front and rear of the car.
fuel cells (maximum 22 gallons) are required and must be mounted inside
of the trunk area inside of a steel sheet metal container and cannot
hang lower than frame rails (see illustration at the back of the book).
No altering or removal of trunk floor except for fuel cell installation
and the area must be sealed off with steel sheet metal. Fuel line must
be enclosed in steel tubing and run through the driver’s compartment
following the contour of the floor pan.
must be located under the hood or in the driver’s compartment. If in
the driver’s compartment, the battery must be enclosed and securely
only aftermarket gauges that are allowed are a tachometer, oil pressure
gauge and a water temperature gauge. All other gauges must be
glass must be removed. Windshield must be removed. Heavy screen and/or
bars must be installed to protect the driver. All of the glass, trim,
headlights and chrome must be removed.
- No modifications to the suspension is allowed. This means NONE.
parts must remain absolutely stock for that make and model car. Except
for front spring allowances noted in suspension rules below. No
spacers, lumber, chains, etc. may be used to alter the stock suspension
of that car (even if the factory installed it). Stock or stock
replacement shocks only. No air shocks, load levelers or racing shocks
allowed (even if the factory installed them). All rear springs must be
stock and unaltered. Rear springs must be the same height/same length,
same wire/bar size. No modifications to the rear springs are allowed.
All front springs must match (left and right) exactly. Front springs
must be the same height, wire size and spring rate. Height of the
springs must be within one inch of the factory stock dimensions for
that make and model car. Spring rates may be checked to be equal.
TIRES AND WHEELS
standard rain tread DOT tires will be allowed for competition. Maximum
size is 255-60. High performance, soft compound, directional tires will
not be permitted. Tires softeners and heaters will not be allowed.
Minimum durometer reading is 65 (the track durometer is the official
durometer). Tires may be impounded by OSP officials and checked. The BF
Goodrich T/A Radial is a track approved tire. Tire manufacturers
markings may not be ground off tire. No grooving or siping allowed.
steel wheel that is a maximum of 7” wide is allowed. Larger wheel studs
and lug nuts are recommended for safety. No quick change studs allowed.
Right front wheel MUST be reinforced to prevent loss during competition
by either plating, washers, double nuts or larger nuts.
- All four wheels must be the same diameter and offset.
THE ENGINE MUST BE STRICTLY STOCK FOR THAT MAKE OF CAR and in it’s
original mounts. No high-performance engines allowed. The only legal
engine sizes from each manufacturer and the engine specifications are
listed in these rules.
- a. Engine
sizes are interchangeable within manufacturer’s lines. Engine parts are
not interchangeable between
different size enginges.
- b. With
this new rule change in 2008, the competion will be evaluated weekly by
OSP Officials to determine if a
weight change is in order to keep parity among
the different size engine/cars.
General Motors produced 305 c.i. engines will be allowed to run
in any GM make car that came stock with a 305
c.i. Buick, Oldsmobile or Pontiac engine at the time of
Engine may be .040 over bore plus wear. Cast OEM replacement pistons
only. No performance or lightweight pistons allowed. Only factory stock
intakes and exhaust manifolds are allowed. No porting, polishing or
grinding of any kind allowed. Repaired engine parts must be removed.
GM Dish Piston
.000 deck clearance
1.94 intake 1.50
Flat Top w/4 valve
.020 deck clearance
GM Dish Piston
w/4 valve reliefs .000
GM Flat Top
w/4 valve relief
.020 deck clearance
Mopar Flat Top
Mopar Flat Top
Mopar Flat Top
clearance3. Factory balancing only. No grinding or balancing of pistons, rods or crankshaft allowed. Oil holes can be chamfered.
high performance heads allowed. Stock valve jobs only. No angle valve
jobs allowed. Oil shedders may be discarded. Steel
or bronze valve guides may be used. Rocker arms studs may be pinned.
grinding, altering or removal of any casting numbers, marks or part
numbers on any part of the engine, heads or
manifolds is allowed.
6. Ignition system must be OEM stock. Coil, modules, etc. must be stock or OEM replacement.
must be stock or OEM replacement. Removal of choke butterflies is
allowed. No other modifications to the
carburetor are allowed. No adapters or spacers allowed. Double
spring return is recommended. Fuel injection models
may use track approved OEM carburetors and intake
to replace fuel injection system. Fuel injected allowed but must be
stock for make and model. No modifications allowed
to the fuel injection system.
8. Stock timing chain only. No buttons or multiple key ways. Double roller is allowed.
hydraulic camshaft with a maximum lift .480. Stock or OEM replacement
lifters only. No anti pump ups, solid,
roller, mushroom cams or lifters allowed. No cross fire
engine equipment – valve covers, air cleaner, engine fan, oil pan and
radiator only. External mounted Ford
starter solenoid is allowed.
11. Any parts not mentioned above must remain stock or OEM replacement.
Any driver finishing within three positions of an opposing driver and
on the lead lap may claim that driver’s engine for $750 in cash or
certified check and exchange of their engine. The engines must be the
same (i.e. Chevy for Chevy).