2017 Outlaw E-Mod Rules

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Posted June 23, 2017

2017 OUTLAW E MOD RULES

 

ROLL CAGE

A. Must consist of a continuous hoop not less than 1.5 inches outside diameter, and must have a wall thickness of a t least .095 inches.

B. Frame must be mounted in at least six (6) places.

C. Must consist of a configuration of front and rear hoops connected by tubing on the sides, or side hoops. Drivers head must not protrude above cage with helmet on and driver strapped into seat. Roll cage must be securely supported and braced.

D. Low carbon, mild steel D.O.M. tubing is recommended. Bracing or soldering is not allowed.

E. Protection of feet is mandatory. Bar across back of engine with vertical bars and rub rails, or similar protection.

F. No brace bars forward of cage may be higher than shock hood height.

G. Chassis must have drive shaft hoop.

H. Driver doors must be as parallel with the ground as possible and located perpendicular to the driver so as to provide maximum protection for driver, but without causing undue difficulty in getting into or out of vehicle. Door bars must be .095 inch thick: must have a minimum of three (3) bars at least 1 ½ inch in diameter.

I. The door bars must be welded to the front and rear of the roll cage.

J. No bracing or soldering allowed on any of the chassis/frame components.

K. Floor pans with a minimum of 20 gauge steel: or minimum of 1/8 inch thick aluminum plate may be used.

 

Frames:

A. Frames may be cut at a point no further forward than rear of engine block or 1950 or newer American passenger car factory production frames allowed only. Frames may be cut in rear at a point no further forward than the rear of engine block, both sides.

B. Frames may not be widened or narrowed and must be able to support the roll cage on both sides. Frame must be full and complete on both sides. Front cross member may be notched for radiator clearance only.

Minimum frame height, and body height, must be four (4) inches from ground.

C. No Bronco, Jeep, etc. or 4-wheel drive frames permitted. No sports car frames, or no front wheel drive frames permitted.

D. The right side frame rail may not be altered and/or raised and/or moved from the stock OEM location in any manner and must measure a maximum of six (6) inches from the ground to the bottom or lowest edge of the

frame rail.

E. Maximum overall width, front or rear, shall not exceed 79” measured from outside of the tire to outside of the tire and from the top/center of the wheel.

F. Minimum wheelbase is 108”, Max wheelbase is 112” on both sides. NO TOLERANCE

 

Suspension/Steering:

A. Front suspension and steering must remain stock for the type of frame being used. Stock passenger car spindles only. No exotic fabricated spindles. The bolt used for weight jacking purposes must be within 1”-inch of the original spring centerline. Steel aftermarket parts may be used as stock components as long as they mount in the stock location and are from the same type suspension and are the same size as there OEM equivalent parts (exception: may weld shock mount on lower control arm). If using lower tubular A-frames, must meet OE specs and must be of the same design. May use steel bushings in lower control arms.

B. No center steering. Steering may be modified to drivers taste, but must remain on the left side of car.

C. Tube type upper control arms are allowed and can be moved. Cross bar for upper control arm may be aluminum.

D. No rack and pinion steering. Steering box must be O.E.M. Steering box must remain on the left side of car.

E. O.E.M. Tie rod ends and adjustment sleeves may be replaced by a minimum .625 inch (5/8”) rod end (helm joint) and steel or aluminum tube.

F. No hydraulic, ratchet, or electric weight jacking devices allowed anywhere in or on the car.

G. Rear of frame may be altered to accept leaf or coil springs. Any coil spring on car must be at least 4 ½ inches outside diameter. Coil springs must be steel. Leaf springs may by steel or composite type. Lowering blocks, rear spring shackles, and rear end drive bars may be steel or aluminum only. No torsion bars permitted in rear.

H. One STEEL SHOCK per wheel only. Additional steel shocks in other locations permissible. No remote reservoir shocks permitted. No  adjustable shocks allowed.

I. Coil over springs/shock units (or combination thereof) allowed on rear suspension only (this includes “lift bar”). No coil over spring/ shock units allowed on front suspension.

J. Dummy shock allowed. No aluminum, fiberglass, or composite suspension, steering or rear end parts permitted, except where noted in these rules. No aluminum hubs allowed. Front hub & rotor assembly must be one piece steel O.E.M

K. No covers on springs, shocks, etc. permitted.

L. No Late model springs allowed.

M. All suspension spring must be more than 5” in diameter.

O. Aluminum rear-end components, aluminum tubes and/or other aluminum suspension parts will not be permitted.

 

Rear Ends:

A. Any passenger car type, or truck type rear end may be used.

B. Steel-tube quick change rear ends are allowed. Steel axle tubes ONLY. No wide five hubs. Quick changes are optional, not mandatory.

 

Brakes:

A.) All cars must be equipped with a working braking system on all four wheels and all four wheels must be able to stop/brake at all times

B.) Only magnetic steel rotors will be permitted. Carbon fiber and/or aluminum rotors will not be permitted. Drilling, lightening and/or any alteration to the brake rotors or calipers will not be permitted.

C.) Only stock O.E.M. and/or approved aftermarket single puck aluminum calipers will be permitted.

D.) Only stock O.E.M. rotors will be permitted. Single disc brake rotors or scalloped rotors will not be permitted.

 

Drive Shaft:

A. Drive shaft must be painted white.

B. Drive shaft loop is required. It must be constructed of 1/4” x 2” steel. Tubular loop may be used, must be made of a minimum 1” diameter tubing. Loops must be mounted no less than two inches and no more than six inches from the rear of the front universal joint of the drive shaft.

C. Carbon Fiber drive shafts allowed.

 

Kill Switch/ Battery:

A. A kill switch is required. Switch must be clearly marked and located within easy reach of the driver, and safety crews must be able to reach switch from standing outside the car.

B. All cars must have a battery. Battery must be securely mounted. Battery cannot be mounted inside drivers compartment.

 

Transmission/Bell Housing/Clutch

A. 3 speed, 4 speed manual, and automatic types are permitted. No “IN or OUT” boxes. With motor running and car in a still position, driver must be able to engage car and move forward, then stop and engage car and move backwards. No type of quick change transmissions permissions.

B. O.E.M. type transmissions, with stock type single disc in bell housing, must be equipped with an explosion proof steel bell housing. If an explosion proof type bell housing is not accessible for your engine, or if you prefer, you create a shield of at least ½” x 6” steel covering the clutch area 180 degrees, and be firmly fastened.

C. Transmissions must have at least one forward gear and one reverse gear, plus a neutral position, and must be able to be shifted by the driver. All race cars must join the line-up on demand, unaided or go to the rear of that race.

 

 

Engines:

A. Any American make may be used.

B. Engine offset must be kept within two inches of the center line of the front cross members.

C. Rear of engines, bell housing mounting flange surface, must be mounted at least 72 inches forward from the center line of the rear axle.

D. Minimum engine height is eleven inches from the ground to the front of center of the crankshaft.

E. All engines used in competition must be able to be used in a conventional passenger car without alterations.

F. Engine “cast-in” motor mount locations can not be removed or altered. Castings and fittings must not be altered.

G. No “dry sump” systems are allowed. “Wet” system in engine must be operative.

H. Engine cooling system may be modified.

I. Exhaust system must be mounted in such a way as to direct spent gases away from the cockpit of vehicle, and away from areas of possible fuel spillage.

J. Engine block MUST be steel. NO Aluminum engines

K. Mufflers are recommended, but not mandatory.

L. All vehicles must have the capability of starting without being pushed or pulled.

M. Battery type ignitions only. No magnetos allowed. Maximum on one ignition system and/or multiple spark discharge box allowed. An ignition system includes, but is not limited to: multiple spark discharge box, coil, battery, etc.

 

Aspiration/Fuel System:

A. One two barrel or one four barrel carburetor only.

B. Two carburetor throttle return springs required.

C. No electric fuel pumps or fuel systems of any type.

D. Engine must be normally aspirated; no type of fuel injection allowed.

E. Fuel may gasoline or alcohol. No nitrous oxide. NO additives of any kind.

F. Racing fuel cells are required and must be mounted by at least two steel straps, no less than two inches wide x 1/8” thick, all the way around the cell. The use of 1”x 1” x.065 wall sq. tubing is recommended to be used, and may be required in the future. Using a minimum of two bars around the top, bottom, and sides of the fuel cell. All fuel cells must be mounted securely to the frame. Fuel cells must be enclosed completely in a steel container, mounted behind rear axle only, and must also be protected in rear by roll cage tubing mounted

securely to the frame. *No part of fuel cell should be lower than the protective tubing. Protective tubing should be no wider than six inches on both sides of fuel cell. Fuel cells must have check valves, and bladders are

highly recommended. Fuel cells are limited to 32 gallon maximum capacity.

 

 

 

Traction Control:

A. Use of any type of “traction control” will not be allowed or tolerated. CAN RESULT IN A $5000 FINE!

B. All electronic and/or computerized wheel spin and/or acceleration retardation traction control devices will not be permitted. Controlled timing devices attached to or controlling accelerator or rotation of wheel will not be

permitted.

C. All traction control devices utilizing wheel sensors and/or any means of measuring ground speed to control wheel spin will not be permitted.

D. Adjustable ping control devices, dial a chip controls, timing controls or automated throttle controls will not be permitted in cockpit or driver accessible areas.

E. Adjustable restriction plates will not be permitted.

F. Any remotely controlled components inside or outside the cockpit of any competitors racecar will not be permitted.

G. Radios or devices for transmitting voice or data will not be permitted, either in the racecar or on anyone connected with the car.

H. The use of pit boards are prohibited

 

Bumper/Nerf Bars:

A. Bumpers must be used on both front and rear of car. Bumpers and nerf bars must be steel.

B. Front bumpers must be mounted to both frames horns. Front bumper must be made of a minimum 1 ¼” ;maximum 1 ½” round or square tubing. Front bumper is required to have two loops, one upper and one lower.

C. Front bumper may be no wider than the frame horns, with two inch tolerance only, to accommodate bumper

mounting bracket per side

D. Front bumpers must be outside of body and not covered in any way.

E. Rear bumpers, side nerf bars and bodies may not extend beyond the width of the rear tires, and must not

contain any sharp edges. There shall be no rough edges on any bar or bumper on the car.

F. No straight rear bumpers allowed. The ends of the rear bumpers must be bent to form a 180 degree bend,

or be bent forward in a 90 degree bend.

G. Rear bumpers must mount to rear on chassis. Rear bumpers may be constructed of round or square tubing, and must protect fuel cell. (Note that the bars which are known as “fuel cell” protectors are not considered part

of the rear bumper. They are however, required as fuel cell protectors.)

H. Both front and rear bumpers shall be eighteen inches plus or minus two inches from the ground. This measurement is to the “center” of the bumper. This means if your bumper is constructed with its two bars, upper and lower, twelve inches apart, then the center or your bumper is six inches from either the top or bottom. This is where the measurement is taken, at the “center” not the top or the bottom.

I. Bumpers must be flat across. Bumpers may not be made in any type of pointed configuration. A bumper which is badly damaged may be required to be repaired or replaced before car is allowed to compete.

 

Bodies:

A. Hoods are required to have four hood pins.

B. Any type of sheet metal, or other material, which could be constructed by officials to be affecting the flow of air in through, or around the car, other than noted elsewhere in these rules, will not be allowed.

C. No type of radio communications allowed.

D. No mirrors allowed

E. All cars must have a roof.

F. Gremlin type tops may be used, but not in conjunction with a rear spoiler. Spoilers may only be used with conventional style tops.

G. Rear roof height cannot exceed front roof height by more than three inches (no tolerance).

H. The car interior must be level with the top of the doors from side to side.

I. The rear body panel is optional. If it is used it must meet all other specifications, including size and installations.

J. Debris deflector in front of driver is allowed, but may no extend any farther back than the steering wheel.

J. The use of drapes and/or covers, at any time, are not allowed.

K. Hood drops sides, 5" with a 1” tolerance on the (sides), sealed off from driver's compartment and max. 3" rake.

L. Deck height is to be 37 inches with a 1 inch tolerance.

M. The sides of the engine compartment will remain open. Any side panels in the engine compartment will not be permitted.

N. The roof may not be mounted more than 12” past the rear axle.

O. Sail panels must be riveted to the roof.

P. Three (3) inch concave in front nose support. No tolerance

Q. The body must be symmetrical, including but not limited to doors, nose, sail panels, spoiler supports, etc All bodies must look the same on both sides.

R. Maximum spoiler height is 8”. NO EXCEPTIONS, NO TOLERANCE!

The spoiler side supports are also a maximum 8”.

 

Roof & Roof Support:  (See drawing diagram for reference)

A. All roofs must be full size. Half-moon roofs will not be permitted. The roof may not be mounted more than 12" (twelve inches) past the rear axle.

B. Wings, roof spoilers or ground effects of any kind will not be permitted.

C. All curved type roofs will be allowed a maximum of 5"-inches in the front and 2"-inches in the rear. The break in the roof must be within 6"-inches from the center of the roof. Wedge roofs will not be permitted.

D. Dished roofs will not be permitted. Roofs must be rounded side-to-side. Bead rolls will be permitted.

E. The rear roof supports may not extend past the front side of rear upright of the roll cage.

F. The side vents on the front roof posts may extend rear ward from the lowest point, a maximum of 16"- inches, then at a 90 degree angle to roof for one configuration, side vents must meet the outside of the car.

G. The roof side panel window size must be a minimum of 10"-inches x 15"-inches and must match drawing number -2- side view. A maximum crown of two (2) inches will be permitted, measured from the center of a common tangent point on either side of the crown. No tolerance!

H. Any sun shield must be on hinge for easy exiting, taping will not be permitted. The window opening must remain at a minimum of 12"-inches.

I. All race cars must meet the measurements illustrated in the EDGE drawing.

J. There are only 5 (five) approved roof supports to choose from.

K. The roof should be single thickness of material. The roll bar hoops must be exposed for inspection.

L. Flat type roofs will be measured from the front edge of the roof down to the interior and measured from the rear edge down to the interior, assuming a flat interior. A 1"-inch difference between the two measurements

will be permitted. If the interior has been changed, the measurement will be from the front edge of the roof to the ground, and the rear edge of the roof to the ground. A one inch difference between the two measurements will be permitted.

M. If the roof is curved then a level will be placed on the top of the car and if the roof is 5"- inches or less in the front and 2"-inches or less in the rear and the break is in the middle then the roof will be permitted.

N. The roofs on these cars will be stock appearing.

 

Weights/Car Weight/Weigh-In Procedures:

A. Loose weights must not be used in drivers compartment, or outside the body or hood areas.

B. Any added weights must be securely mounted to the frame or roll cage with at least 2- ½ “bolts, nuts, and washers, grade 5 or better. Weights must be painted white! Please check your weights are secure prior to each race.  Cars must weigh 2,400 pounds with driver after every race. Cars which are disqualified from the feature for weight violations of any kind will forfeit their points and money  for that race. Should car not make required weight then that car will be disqualified from that race and all cars finishing behind that car will be moved up one position.

 

 

WHEELS

Any 8" steel production racing wheel may be used. Beadlock wheels may be used.

 

TIRES

Bead locks may be used. American Racer / Hoosier compounds only.

 

SAFETY   

HEAD and NECK RESTRAINT MANDATORY

 

PLEASE READ GENERAL TRACK RULES

 

NOTE: The preceding rules and regulations are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to

establish minimum acceptable standards and requirements for such events. By participating in these events, all

participants are deemed to have complied with these rules and regulations. No expressed and/or implied warranty or

safety assurance shall result from publication of, or compliance with, the preceding rules and regulations. They are intended as a guide and are in no way a guarantee to any participant, driver or official, against injury or death. Any of the preceding rules may be subject to revision if it is felt that the change would be in the best interest of safety or the Division. Track Officials have the right to make decisions and to rule accordingly, in the interest of safety, without recourse from drivers and/or owners. Track Officials will decide anything not covered in the preceding rules and regulations if and when it becomes necessary.