• Do not paint anywhere on suspension or frame. We will not even inspect your car. • Any 1980’s and newer American made sedan or station wagon is allowed EXCEPT: Hearses, Ambulances, Checker cabs, Limos, and Imperials. No 4X4’s, AWD, SUV’s, vans, convertibles, T-Tops, El Caminos or any model with a truck bed. No sedagons. • Cars must be stripped completely. Remove all decking in wagons. Vehicles must be clean of all debris. • No make swapping. Ford body must be on Ford frame. Gm to Gm, etc. • You must have a working seat belt. Lap or shoulder is fine. • All cars must have working breaks.
DRIVETRAIN: • You may run any motor and transmission. • Engine cradles may be used to mount engine only. Cradles cannot touch the frame or the body in any way. This is for mounting only, not for adding strength. Aftermarket motor mounts are ok. • ABSOLUTELY ZERO PROTECTORS! This includes skid plates. • #1 spark plug can be no farther back than 4inches from upper ball joint. • Transmissions must mount in factory manner. A maximum of 2’’ x 2’’ square tubing may be used for cross member. • After market shifters are allowed. After market gas pedals are allowed. Aftermarket brake pedals are allowed. Slider drive shafts are allowed.
TIRES: • Any tire may be used in this class. No two piece wheels. Weld in centers, tubes, and valve stem protectors are okay. Reinforced wheels are allowed.
FRAMES: • Do not paint anywhere on suspension or frame. We will not even inspect your car. • You may weld frame seams from the front of the A-arms forward. Single pass only! Bead size weld no wider than 3/8inch. • All factory frame holes must remain open. NO EXCEPTIONS! No material can be added to the inside of any frame! • Front frame may be shortened to the factory core support mount. Core support mounts cannot be moved. Body mount tabs maybe re-welded to accommodate front body spacers but cannot be moved back on frame. • All cars must use the factory core support mounts. There is to be no welding of angle iron or pipe to the side of the frame to mount your core support. This mount is considered a body mount. Mount may be replaced with ¾ inch all thread that may run through the top side of core support. • Frames can be tilted by cold bending or cutting factory seams and welding one 3/8inch wide pass as if it was from the factory. No metal can be added! • No frame shaping! Absolutely no pinning the frame! You will not have a chance to fix! Automatic load up! • You may not swap frames or bodies from make to make. Gm to Gm, Chrysler to Chrysler, Ford to Ford! • Notching, tucking, and pre-bending is allowed but you still must meet bumper height rule. Notching and/or dimple can only be between the back of the rear humps and back bumper. • 80’s GM cars are allowed hump plates. Hump plates must be on the outside of the frame only. 4inch x 12inch x 1/4inch thick max. Hump plate can be bolted or welded on. Pick one or the other. Hump plate must be in a 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock manner. • PRE RUNS ONLY: You may repair a bent frame. A max of 9inch x 9inch 1/4inch thick plate will be allowed. You may cut this plate up any way you want. When making frame repairs, obvious evidence of frame damage must be visible.
DRIVERS COMPARTMENT: • 4 point cage only! Maximum 60inch side bars. 6inch diameter max. Only 2 down bars are allowed. Down bars can attach only to floor sheet metal. Down bars must be completely vertical. Cage cannot extend farther than 6’’ behind driver’s seat. Roll over bar is optional but recommended. Can only be welded to back seat bar or side bars. Not to the floor!! Roll over bars must be completely vertical. • A little john bar is allowed. 2inch x 2inch square tubing max, welded to halo and dash bar. • You may run a gas tank protector; the protector must flow with cage and be floating. It can be no wider than 30 inches outside diameter and must be at least 6 inches away from rear packing tray. This is to protect the gas tank only, not reinforce the car! • You may run 2 windshield bars max. Bars can run from roof to cowl area. Cannot be welded. Maximum size: 3’’ wide, 1 / 4’’ thick. • Transmission coolers may be relocated to cabin area. Transmission coolers must be firmly mounted. Ice style coolers are approved! Double clamping is a must and coolers must be covered, ex. (rubber mat). Transmission approved lines only! No fuel lines. • Batteries must be secured firmly in the passenger side floorboard. Fuel cell must be firmly mounted behind driver seat. Fuel lines must be secure and leak proof.
BODY: • Outer Door seams may be welded solid, including the tops of doors. 3inch x1/4inch strapping max. (NO WELDING INTERNAL DOOR SEAMS). Doors must be at least wired or chained shut. • Rubber body bushings may be removed and a max of 3/4inch body bolt with 4inch plates may be added. All cars may add 2 body bolts. Only the very front and rear bolts may pass through to top of hood and trunk lid. Must have at least a 1in spacer between body and frame. • Fenders, trunk lid, quarters and doors may be peened. This is only to enhance the original OEM factory body lines. Any change in direction, making new ones, folding of them or welding them will result in cutting them off or pounding them in. • No welding of body to frame! • May weld core support seams but nothing past radiator. Core support cannot be welded to frame or bumper. No adding metal to core support. • Fender wells may be trimmed. You can fold, bend, and shape. Max of four 3/8inch bolts with 1 ½’’ washer may be used to hold inner fender to outer fender. Bolt head out! Inner fenders may be trimmed. If you weld, you can only have 4 1 ½inch welds. One or the other, NOT BOTH. • No internal bracing of body. No interior seam welding on any body panels.
BUMPERS: • You may use any stock bumper off any car. • You may weld bumper skin to backing. You may weld all bumper seams. NO METAL CAN BE ADDED!!! • Instead of a factory bumper, you may use a single piece of hollow square tube as a bumper. Maximum size of tube is 3 inch x 3 inch square cross section, 6 feet long, ¼ inch wall thickness. MUST be one single piece, flat across with no contours. Factory skin must be added to appear as a “stock” bumper. Ends must remain open for inspection! • You cannot put shocks inside of frame. Shocks must be used in the manner it was intended. If bumper shocks came inside the frame from the factory then that’s fine. Bumper brackets and horns can be welded to frame. You may hardnose. • You may only use front bumper brackets to mount front bumper. No rear brackets will be allowed for any style car. • Bumper height rule is 24inches to center max!
TRUNKS: • A 12 in. hole must appear in trunk lid. Tail light areas must remain open. • Trunk lids may be fastened shut by welding, wire, chain or bolts. Must choose one method. • If welding, you may use 3inch wide x1/4 inch strap all the way around the trunk. • If wired, max of 6 places with (4) loops. • If chained, chain in 6 places. Max size chain 3/8inch. • If chaining or wire: You may weld a 3/4inch max washer to body for chain/wire to run through. • If bolting the trunk, (4) 3/4inch rods max with 4inch plates through the frame. • Can use (8) 3/8inch bolts with 1 1/2inch washers to hold the inner and exterior trunk lid together. • Trunks may be "V'd" in the center but the back quarters must remain stock height. Quarter panel may not be bent over trunk lid. Trunk lid must remain on top of the rain rails. • Speaker trays may be beat down, but they may not be altered with weld. • You may weld a washer to the body where your wire or bolt is going to go through the body. Washer may be no larger than 2inch x 2inch. • WAGONS: You may weld the tailgate closed in the same manner as stated above. You may add two 2inch x 4inch 1/4inch thick plates from tailgate to bumper cover. 2 3/4inch bolts with 2 ½ inch washers can be used to hold inner and outer tailgate together. Chain and wire is also acceptable.
HOODS: • Hoods may be fastened shut by welding, wire, chain or bolts. Must choose one method. • A 12inch hole must appear in hood for fire suppression. • If welding, you may use 3inch wide by 1/4inch strap all the way around. Front of hood cannot be welded to top of core support. You can also if welding only, have (2) 3/4inch bolts through hood into top of core support only. Max length is 8inches for these bolts only! If front all thread goes all the way through the radiator support and frame hood may only be welded 6inches on and 6inches off method. • You may bolt the hood using (6) 3/4inch rods with 4inch plates. (2) Out of the (6) total may run through top of core support as stated above. • If wired, max of 6 loops in 6 spots. • If chained, chained in 6 spots. 3/8inch chain max. • If wiring or chain: You may weld a 3/4inch max washer to body for wire/chain to run through. • Can use (8) 3/8inch bolts with 1 1/2inch washers to hold the inner and outer hood liners together.
SUSPENSION/STEERING: • You may run an aftermarket steering column. Steering box must be in stock location. • You may reinforce tie rods but must utilize factory tie rod ends. • Shocks must be stock. • You may swap suspension parts from make to make. No aftermarket spindles or tie rods. Stock suspension components may be reinforced. After market ball joints are allowed but must be bolt in only. Call with questions. • Front suspension may be welded solid with 2inch x 6inch 1/4inch thick plates from the upper “A” arm to the frame. Maximum 1 per side or; two 2inch x 3inch per side. Suspension does not have to travel in the front! • You may not leaf factory coil cars. • LEAF SPRINGS CARS: Cars with factory leafs can have 7 leafs max. Max leaf thickness 3/8inch. Max length on leaf springs is 61inches, minimum length is 50inches. Leaf springs may be clamped with 1/4inch thick x 2inch wide plates. 3/8inch bolts max. 6 clamps per side max. Leaf springs may not be welded together. • Must use factory control arms but they may be reinforced. • 2003 and up Fords: Front and rear suspension and steering must be derbied as designed from the factory. No reinforcements.
Rear End: • Any factory 5 lug rear end may be used. NO FLOATERS! Must be passenger car style, not military. • You may weld top and bottom of coil springs in place. No chaining rear ends. • 98-02 ONLY: Watts link conversions are permitted on 98-02 FoMoCo under the following guidelines: Upper and lower rear control arms must be factory but may be reinforced. We will allow aftermarket ZTR brackets or homemade mounting brackets but cannot be thicker than 1/4inch. The mounting bracket can only be bolted using (3) 5/8inch bolts max. Mounting brackets CANNOT be welded. These bolts can only go through package tray, not the body. Conversions must be performed using the same design as 79-97 FoMoCo. Lower control arms must be in stock location. Do not move them forwards or backwards. You may weld the lower control arm brackets to the frame with a single pass.
RADIATORS: • Radiators must be in stock location. • You may protect the front of the radiator with condenser or 1/16inch expanded metal. • Radiator must hold water. No alcohol or antifreeze allowed. Stock or OEM replacement radiators only. • spy foam will be alowed but don't go over board with it.
Any questions call Chris barnette aka youngbuck 7047541980 I don't want questions about changing rules cause there will not be any rule changes. What u see is what u get.
Post by youngbuck0x on Jul 14, 2017 11:27:31 GMT -5
I really don't know what happen with iredell. I messaged them a couple times and got no anwser. I've been told someone else is has it now tho.but there is always rowan county the 16. As of now there will be no raffle car this year.
4 or 6 cyl fwd, rear wheel drive cars need to be approved by me and no 6 cyl novas wagons ect. 4 plys, stock suspension, chain doors and hood, little drivers compartment bars and knock the glass and plastic off. If your thinking your going to reinforce something your thinking wrong. Leave it stock and follow the rules.
CARS PERMITTED: Any stock two or four door, hardtop, sedan, hatchback, or station wagon, front wheel drive car, 1980 and newer, 4, 5 or 6 cylinder engines as factory equipped. "Stock" means manufacturer showroom equipped. No extra welding, pre-bending or strengthening will be permitted, see all exceptions noted below.
-NOTE: for those who would like to use a car that is rear wheel drive or older than 1980 but is small in size and consistent with the intended character of this class, please call Chris Barnette 704-680-7786 for special permission BEFORE YOU BUILD IT.
10. DOORS: weld, chain, or wire in maximum 3 places per vertical seam. If welding, total of 12" weld per vertical seam permitted (that's three 4" welds per vertical seam for the mathematically challenged, don't test it unless you like cutting in the pits)
11. DRIVER’S COMPARTMENT: Reinforcements are permitted inside the driver‘s compartment to address safety concerns only, not to strengthen the chassis. A roll cage, 4 point cage/roll over bar or door-to-door bar are permitted and recommended but not required. Reinforcements cannot be secured to the frame/unibody frame or extend into the back seat area. Bars touching the floor can be secured to floor pans only. It is the inspector's discretion as to whether you cross the bounds of safety vs. reinforcement and you may be asked to make changes. Driver’s door padding is recommended.
12. GAS TANK: May remain stock in factory position if mounted in front of rear axle, OR if using a modified tank it must be steel or tank must be in a steel box securely mounted in the CENTER of the backseat area, covered with a metal firewall. No rubber tie downs permitted. MAXIMUM OCTANE 93. If using an electric fuel pump, it must shut off with ignition/toggle switch mounted within reach of the driver.
13. BRAKES: All cars MUST have brakes in good operating condition at all times
14. BUMPERS:You will be permitted to run an 8 cylinder bumper or mid/full size car bumper. You may bolt bumper to the frame with a limit of four 3/8" bolts per side, and/or weld the bumper with 8 inches of weld total. Bumper may be chained to the frame by welding/bolting, using ¼ link by 12inches long maximum size. Bumper ends may be bent in or cut off.
15. ENGINE: Any make or model providing same cylinder size is used. MOTOR MOUNTS: Engine may be secured to the frame by any method that does not strengthen any other components.
16. HOOD/TRUNK: each must be tied down in maximum 4 positions after inspection, using #9 wire or ¼ inch diameter chain on each. FIRE REGULATION: One hole is required in the hood for fires, minimum of 8 inches in diameter. TRUNK LID may be cut or removed. Avoid excessive prebending or you will be asked to change it during inspection. NO BODY PEENING If in doubt, call ahead or don't do it. The stock look of the cars is to be maintained.
17. SUSPENSION: Suspension MUST be stock, and move up and down freely. Car MUST sit at stock height, (maximum 20 inches from the ground to the center of the front and rear bumper.) Frozen shocks are illegal. Coil springs may be wired or tack welded by mount, leaf springs must remain stock.
18. FRAME: Must remain stock, exception, may be notched in the rear portion of the frame behind the rear axle.
19. TIRES: any tire under 31in tall dont like flats so what ever tire valve seam proctor is fine no full weld in centers milti lug centers are ok no bead proctors all wheel weights must be removed
21. One car battery. Car battery may be relocated to the passenger side floor, providing it is secured and covered. b. All air bags must be disconnected and removed.
22. TRANSMISSION: Any make or model. May be modified, providing support bracket is stock (Example: If original support was bolted new support must be bolted) with no reinforcements, rubber transmission mount must be stock. Shifter may be modified. Transmission lines may be bypassed; transmission cooler must remain under the body/hood. Any car driveshaft may be used except slider type.
23. DIFFERENTIALS: May be modified.
24. EXHAUST PIPES: MAY remain STOCK and extend beyond the driver‘s seat. Muffler and converter may be removed. Cars may have stacks a maximum of 12 inches above hood.
25. FENDERS AND INNER / OUTER WHEEL WELLS: MUST be in place, minimum clearancing is permitted, don't get carried away. Plastic inner wheel wells may be removed.
26. Dash board may be removed; all sharp edges must be covered.
27. GLASS: All glass MUST be removed, including headlights, plastic taillights, bulbs, mirrors and windshield. Broken glass anywhere in the car (doors, body panels, trunk, etc.) must be removed or the car will not be admitted. All cars may have 2 steel straps mounted in front windshield area with strong mesh over ½ windshield area.
28. HEATING/COOLING SYSTEM: a. Radiator may be bypassed, but if used must remain in original position with no reinforcement. All antifreeze must be drained and replaced with water. b. Heater system may be bypassed or removed. c. Freon MUST be removed from ALL air conditioning units per Federal Regulations.
29. IGNITION SWITCH: (HOT WIRING) Complete ignition switch may be relocated.
30. INTERIOR/EXTERIOR: a. ALL carpet, visors and both rear seat cushions MUST be removed. If front passenger seat is removed, a bar must be installed from the driver’s door to the passenger door, directly behind the front seat for extra support. b. Fiberglass/plastic front/rear clip and grill parts and all loose materials, mirrors, wheel covers, sharp hood ornaments, trailer hitch/hitch brackets and all soft chrome molding MUST be removed. c. All dirt and loose pieces of glass MUST be swept / vacuumed out of car and doors. d. Door handles may be left on the car.
31. ROOF: All sunroofs must have glass removed and covered/fastened with sheet metal of same strength.