2013 Rule Changes are highlighted in Yellow
A 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 – Eddie Joe Morris., Jim Rogers, Robbie Cowart, Jr.
Street Stocks – Brian Barnes, Trey Drawdy, Chris Litchfield
Pure Stocks – Daniel Douglas, Logan Morris, Joshua Nelms
Mini Stocks – Josh Carter, Joseph Diekemper, Jordan Feider
440’s – Chris Graham, John Puckett, III, Latrelle Collins
The 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.
Oglethorpe Speedway Park is private property. Any person on this property without the permission of Oglethorpe Speedway Park management is guilty 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)
Saturday rental (9 a.m. – 6
p.m.) – Single Vehicle $50 per hour add $50/hr each additional vehicle, minimum
Ambulance Service - $75 per hour, minimum 4 hours - Load of Water on track - $25
Open 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).
Once 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.
Any 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.
All divisions must run either the track racing fuel (Sunoco 112 racing fuel) or un-altered pump gas. “Un-altered” 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 for purchase.
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.
1. All drivers competing at OSP will be required to have an OSP license.
2. It is necessary to secure a “pit pass” for entry into pit area.
3. You can reserve a pit space for the season, inquire at the track office for availability.
4. Check 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.
5. Bring 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.
6. Raceceivers will be mandatory for all Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks.
7. Race line-ups and order of events are posted on Pit Concessions Bulletin Board.
8. The Pit Concessions are located in the center of the pit area.
9. The tire room is located on the backside of the pit concessions.
10. Rest rooms are located adjacent to the pit concessions.
11. Fuel is available adjacent to pit concession at fuel pumps. Drive through pump area from overflow towards pit road. DO NOT BACK INTO THE PUMP AREA.
12. Waste 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.
13. Staging Area: Is located near turn one in the pit area.
14. Hot 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.
15. Barrels: 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 feature race.
16. Driver’s Meeting: Will take place near the OSP tech area. It is mandatory that all drivers attend.
17. Race 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 being displayed.
18. Race 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!
19. Payoff: 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.
This 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.
Every 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.
The 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.
Raceceivers will be mandatory for all divisions except the 440’s. Raceceivers 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 disobeying any raceceiver communication from the tower. Drivers are required to wear & use raceceiver, not crew member.ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS:
No two-way radios, cell phones or any other electronic communications allowed in any race cars during competition.
Report 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)
3. Season Points – Tie Breaking System:
At the end of the season, should there be ties, they will be broken by way of the following system:
All 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.
1. The 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.
2. No 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.
3. Drivers 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).
4. A driver may move up a division 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 steward).
5. Drivers 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.
6. Any 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.
7. A 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).
8. Cars 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.
9. The 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.
10. When 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.
11. At 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 restart. Any driver involved with three (3) cautions within the same race, will be black flagged from that race and sent to the pit area.
12. All 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.
13. If 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.
14. There 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.
15. All cars must enter the speedway in turn one and exit the speedway in turn four.
16. Drivers 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 further penalty.
17. During 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:
*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:
a. Heat 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.
b. If 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.
c. The “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.
d. On 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 race.
20. On 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 feature).
21. After 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.
22. Only 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.
23. All 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.
25. Any participant found to be illegal will not receive prize money and may not receive points for that event. If found illegal on a double features night, the car will be declared illegal for both races and will not prize money and may not receive points for either race.
26. Confiscation 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.
1. If 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.
2. A “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.
a. 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 points and prize money for that event.
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.
a. A 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.
b. The 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.
c. 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.
e. If the protest is upheld, the protested driver forfeits all points/purse won at that event and the cash bond less the inspection fee, is refunded.
f. If the protest is disallowed, the cash bond will be forfeited to the driver of the protested car less the inspection fee.
g. All 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.
h. Only 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 components.
i. All 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.
j. Any 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.
4. Protests in the Street Stock, Mini Stock and Pure Stock divisions.
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)
1. 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)
h. In the Street Stock if a crate motor cam profile is requested, the fee is $350 (track retains $225)
5. Protests in the Late Model division.
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 engine block.
f. Crate motor cam profile fee is $350 (track 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.
Drivers 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.
1. Competing 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.
2. Bodies: 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.
3. Electrical: 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.
4. Fuel 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 make/model).
5. Miscellaneous: 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.
6. Roll 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 visiting www.ospracing.net.
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 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for a pre-race safety 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 checked during 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.
3) Underwear, 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 minimum 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 COLOR.
a. 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 reinforced.
b. 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 allowed.
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.
A. Tire softeners or heaters are not permitted. Tires may be impounded by Oglethorpe Speedway Park Officials and checked for tire softeners.
a. No wedge style bodies, roof mounted spoilers or wings.
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.
g. Must 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 extending forward.
h. Roof: 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.
i. Front 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 breather.
j. At 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).
k. No offset quarter panels. Center of rear hub to end of quarter panel cannot exceed 48”. Measured in a horizontal line. No wheel skirts.
l. Interior 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 roll cage.
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.
a. The 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.
b. 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.
c. 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
1) 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.
3) 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
1) 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.
a. Engines are interchangeable between manufacturer’s line such as: Chevrolet body/Ford engine; Ford body/Chevrolet engine; etc.
b. Stock 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 Chrysler 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 insulation wrapped.
c. Heads: 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 parts.
All 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.
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) 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
5) 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.
d. 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 elastoner-type harmonic balancers permitted. The following dimensions are the minimum specifications for all crankshafts:
Rod Journal Weight
GM 2.100 minus .030 50 pounds
Ford 2.100 minus .030 50 pounds
Chrysler 2.100 minus .030 50 pounds
e. Pistons 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.
f. Camshaft: 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.
g. Intakes 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.
i. Oil Pan: Any wet sump oil pan is allowed with any cam driven oil pump located in the oil pan is allowed. Oil coolers allowed.
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 recommended).
14. Any driveshaft is allowed. All driveshafts must be painted white and have the car number painted on it in contrasting colors.
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 fender.
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.
16. Engine vacuum evacuation systems of any kind are not allowed.
17. No porta-power weight jacking devices allowed.
18. Cubic inch of engine must be painted/decaled on both sides of the hood.
19. 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.
20. Any further definitions or interpretations of the rules will be made by the Oglethorpe Speedway Park officials only.
21. All 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.
22. Safety regulations are listed under “Safety” at the front of this book.
1. Competing 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.
2. Bodies: 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.
a. 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 cannot 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.
b. Stock bumpers are required. No bracing allowed. Stock brackets and mounts may be welded. If stock bumpers are absolutely unavailable for a particular make of car, contact the chief steward to discuss options.
c. A 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 rails only.
d. A minimum of three (3) front windshield driver safety bars required.
e. Aftermarket 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)
Center front 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”
Center rear wheel to rear of quarter panel – Maximum of 45”
Window opening – Minimum of 12”
Rear deck height – Maximum of 37”
Roof Panels must match Body Style dimensions as described by aftermarket manufacturer.
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
i. Any 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.
j. Spoilers: 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.
3. 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 arm mounts. Tires may not protrude outside body line more than 2”. Any spring, spacer or screw jack may be installed on front end in stock location. 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 adjustable 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, cars with screw jacks would be allowed to have out board mounted shocks. Stock brackets required. No gas, coil overs 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 of 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 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.
7. OSP Street Stock Sealed Crate Engine
a. The 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.
b. Seals must remain intact on new engines and not be tampered with prior to competition at OSP. The penalty for anyone tampering or modifying any internal 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.
c. 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. The penalty for anyone tampering or modifying any internal 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 valve and 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 intake manifold with no air leaks.
e. A rev-limiter is optional. The only rev-limiter allowed is the MSD Soft Touch Control (part number 8728). No exceptions.
f. Sealed Crate Engine Claim Rule
1) 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 driver’s engine.
4) The chief steward has the right to refuse any claim. OSP will not allow the claim rule to be abused.
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 will be repaired, if possible, according to the GM Performance guidelines. OSP officials must approve the repair work.
8. OSP Street Stock Unsealed Crate Engine
a. 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 889958668.
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.
a. 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 “Cleveland” (no interchanging of parts).
b. Engines are allowed .060 overbore plus wear. Piston deck clearance is .005 minimum.
c. 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.
d. 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.
e. 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:
GM Small Block Intake – 1.94 Exhaust – 1.50
Ford “Cleveland” Intake – 2.19 Exhaust – 1.71
Ford “Windsor” Intake – 1.852 Exhaust – 1.548
Chrysler 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.
h. Any 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.
Test #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.
i. 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 metal.
j. On 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 not allowed.
k. Stock ignition only. No aftermarket distributors or coils.
10. 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.
11. 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 includes: flywheel, 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.
a. 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.
b. 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.
c. All cars with a wheelbase of 112” and running the GM Sealed Crate Engine must weigh 2,900 pounds after the race with the driver.
d. 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.
e. Super Streets may run and must be approved by Chief Steward and weigh 3,400 pound after the race with driver.
f. 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.
13. Super Street drivers must declare which Super Street track rules they are using. No GM 604 Sealed Crate Engines allowed.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. Any further definitions or interpretations of the rules will be made by the Oglethorpe Speedway Park officials only.
17. Safety regulations are listed under “Safety” at the front of this book.
1. Any 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 kind.
2. For 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.
3. Cars 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).
4. No 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.
5. Racing 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.
6. Battery 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 mounted.
7. The only aftermarket gauges that are allowed are a tachometer, oil pressure gauge and a water temperature gauge. All other gauges must be disconnected.
8. All 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.
1. Only 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.
1. 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.
c. 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 production.
2. 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.
4. No 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.
5. No 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.
7. Carburetor 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.
9. Any 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 cams.
10. Optional 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.
1. 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).
a. The engine claim includes the following parts: Block (all parts internally), heads (all parts internally), intake manifold, exhaust manifold, water pump, harmonic balancer, pulleys, oil pan and motor mounts.
2. Refusal to accept the claim will result in immediate disqualification, loss of points and prize money from that event.
3. 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 anyone to abuse the claim rule.
1. Stock unaltered automatic transmissions only. All forward and reverse gears must be operational. Stock coolers allowed under the hood.
2. Stock rear end gears only. Welding of the spider gears is allowed. Stock gear ratio only. No positive traction allowed.
1. Minimum weight for 305 Chevy, 302 Ford and 318 Mopar is 3200 lbs. with the driver. Engine size must be displayed on the top of the right front fender.
2. Minimum weight for 350 Chevy, 351 Ford, 340 Mopar and 360 Mopar is 3600 lbs. with the driver. Engine size must be displayed on the top of the right front fender.
3. All weights will be made on Oglethorpe Speedway Park scales and will be with the driver. In order to keep parity in racing, the track officials reserve the right to modify the weight rule as the season unfolds. A ll decisions to change the weight rule will be presented in writing two weeks prior to any change.
1. One 4” round mirror is allowed to be mounted on the interior driver’s side door.
2. No two-way radios or electronic communications allowed.
3. All Pure 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.
a. Proper engine cc must be displayed on both sides of the hood of the car. This is the cc you are claiming in the case of an engine protest or technical inspection.
b. Weights for overbore: 2300 + .030 = 2336 lbs.; 2300 + .040 = 2348 lbs.; 2300 + .060 = 2373 lbs.
1. One 4” round mirror is allowed to be mounted on the interior driver’s side door.
2. No two-way radios or electronic communications allowed.
3. All Mini 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.
1. The purpose of the 440 Series is to provide an entry level stock car racing experience for NEW NOVICE BEGINNER and INEXPERIENCED DRIVERS. You will be racing for a trophy. (If you get carried away with building your race car you will find yourself in the Mini Stock Division.) This class is a beginner type class. It is for new drivers to get in and have a good time for very little expense. We do not want professional or experienced drivers to get in this class. We will not allow an experienced driver to dominate the class.
1. Any four-cylinder car, van or truck is eligible. Domestic or foreign. Front wheel or rear wheel drive. No four-wheel or all-wheel drives allowed. No mini stock, turbo, pro mods allowed.
2. Roll cage: 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. (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. It is recommended that the roll cage be mounted to a box tubing frame run inside driver’s compartment. Box tubing must be securely welded to floor pan and roll cage.
3. No modifications to the engine, chassis or suspension. Everything must remain stock. No racing parts, trick parts, gadgets or performance equipment of any kind allowed.
4. No bracing, push bars, trailer hitches or reinforcement of any kind allowed.
5. Stock transmissions only. No oil coolers allowed.
6. All inner sheet metal must remain in place. All holes in firewall and floor boards must be sealed off.
7. Battery must remain in stock position under the hood or securely mounted and enclosed in the driver’s compartment.
8. All glass must be removed (windshield is optional). If windshield is removed, must weld a minimum of three window bars in front of driver. Heavy screen may also be used for front windshield, but bars must be in place.
9. All exterior glass, plastic and lenses must be removed.
10. Driver compartment must be sealed off from the trunk area.
11. Racing seat, properly mounted is required. Five point safety harness with proper mounting is required.
12. Bumpers must be chained or wired to car to reduce loss during the race.
13. Tires must be DOT standard production—maximum 70 series (no tolerances). No directional, high performance, racing, recaps or soft compound tires. The minimum hardness is 65 (the track durometer is the official durometer).
14. Larger wheel studs and lug nut recommended. No racing wheels.
15. If gas tank is in front of rear axle tube, leave in place. If gas tank is behind the rear axle and exposed, must remove and place in the trunk or place a plastic tank in trunk compartment. All tanks placed in the trunk must be fastened securely and the trunk must be sealed off from the driver with sheet metal.
16. All cars must register a one or two digit number for their race car. All drivers must have an OSP license to be eligible for competition.
17. 440 drivers may use a “Raceceiver”. This will allow the control tower officials to communicate with each driver. The “Raceceiver” is available for purchase from OSP.
18. One 4” round mirror is allowed to be mounted on the interior driver’s side door.
19. Car Claim: Any driver finishing on the lead lap of the feature race may claim another driver’s car for $700 and exchange of their racecar. The claim must be paid in cash or by certified check and the driver being claimed must have finished in front of the claiming driver. The car being exchanged must be in good working order and ready to compete again. If there is any apparent problems with the race car, the claim will be disallowed.
a. The claim includes the entire racecar. Each driver is allowed to keep their racing seat, five point harness and safety equipment (i.e. window net, fire extinguisher). Everything else goes with the car. This is the same for both sides of the claim including the claimer’s exchange car.
b. In the case of multiple claims on the same car a blind draw will be used to determine who retains the car claim. All parties must be ready with cash or certified check at the initial time of the claim.
c. Refusal to accept the claim will result in immediate disqualification of the claimee for the event.
d. A driver must have competed at the track the previous three race events to be eligible to claim another driver’s car.
e. The chief steward has the right to refuse any claim. OSP will not allow the claim rule to be abused.
20. OSP reserves the right to purchase any of the top five finishing cars for $750. If the car is purchased, the driver may keep the safety seat, harness and other safety equipment (i.e. window net, fire extinguisher). Everything else goes with the car.
21. If any driver wins more than three (3) feature races during the race season, the track has the option to purchase the competitor’s car in it’s race ready condition for $750.
1. Drivers who are 17 years or younger, must furnish a parent/guardian release form prior to racing. These forms can be obtained at the OSP offices or by calling 912-964-8200.
2. Driver must use a Snell approved helmet. Long sleeved shirts and denim pants or fire retardant suits are required. You will not be allowed to race in a t-shirt or short sleeves.