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2014 SECA Rules

RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER

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 EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF 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.

WEB SITE

www.secaracing.com

TECHNICAL UPDATES

Will be placed on the website www.secaracing.com and relayed to each track.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

2014 membership fees: $100

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO RECEIVE WEEKLY POINTS. POINTS ARE NOT ‘RETROACTIVE’. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE POINTS UNTIL MEMBERSHIP HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL . If membership is paid ‘after’ event, that event does not count towards points or the mandatory 15 required for season ending events/and or payouts.

Points start the first race of each weekly track and will run through the final weekend of September.

** Must use Hoosier tires to receive point monies. HTS Spec 1350,1600 ONLY.

** SECA recommends that member tracks mandate the use of the HTS1600 on the right rear for main events only.

Point System:

The following system will be utilized for all of the above programs:

Races with 9 or more drivers

35-34-33-32-31-30-29-28-27-26-25-24-23-22-21-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12 any other starters- 11 pts drivers attempting but not making main event will get 10 pts.

Races with less than 8 drivers 34-33-32-31-30-29-28-27

Points will begin Jan 1st and will run through Sept 28th.

SECA Year End Shootout: TBA If Necessary (Based upon sponsor commitments)

Awards Banquet/Point Funds/Tie-Breakers: SECA Awards Banquet will be held at the conclusion of the season. Drivers/Car Owners are expected to attend or have a pre-determined representative to accept awards. Unclaimed payoffs and awards will be mailed at a later date.

In the event of a tie for any of the above championships, tiebreaker will be determined by the driver with the most wins followed by most second place finishes, etc. until the tie is broken. If a tie happens in any other position, the tie will remain with point fund monies added up between the tied positions and split equally.

ENGINES

GM 602 Car and Driver: 2200 lbs (Sanctioned track may or may not allow burn off)

GM 604 Car and Driver: 2350 lbs (Sanctioned track may or may not allow burn off)

All Engines and parts must be as from factory and all components thereof.

Any "unauthorized" changes will result in disqualification, no points, fines and other possible penalties including but not limited to being barred. This includes, but is not limited to, harmonic balancers, valve springs, push rods, rocker arms, and after market valve covers etc.

** NO upgrades are allowed to any engine that may produce power via "performance enhancing methods". This includes any "breather system" modification.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT CHEATING "WITHIN THE BOLTS"

(THIS INCLUDES "AFTERMARKET" VALVE SPRINGS)

Driver is fined $1000 and barred for 365 days.

Loss of points.

Cannot compete at any WEEKLY SANCTIONED TRACK.

Track event: (Track receives 25% of $1000 fine once paid)

Car owner (if separate) will be fined $500, or any penalties decided by SECA management.

SECA upholds any other crate sanctioning body suspensions for engine tampering inside the bolts. (This only applies only to engine infractions)

Engine seals: New GM bolts as from factory, SECA, FASTRAK seals, NeSmith seals, NDRA seals ONLY!

** Even though other seals are allowed at this time, note that ALL engines must still meet rules set forth by the association.

PROTESTS (Track Protest Rules APPLY at Member Tracks)

Top 5 cars can protest anyone within top 5 positions.

Engine CLAIM RULE: GM 602 HP $3500 Claim GM 604 HP $5500 Claim.

Participant refusing to allow claim will be considered ‘illegal within the bolts’ and penalties according to such will apply.

Tear Down Rules: All fees much be paid in full within 5 minutes of protested car crossing scales. Protestor must have money in hand for protest. ONCE PROTEST IS DECLARED, IT CANNOT BE WITHDRAWN!

COMPLETE TEAR DOWN: $1000.00 fee. $200.00 goes to track, $200 to "SECA" selected technical inspector, (engine will be put back together at SECA selected engine builder for $600 plus any applicable parts. (NOTE: $600 is for reassembly and re-sealing. Does NOT include any additional needed parts related to wear and tear).

(Acceptance Fee) ($200.00)

CAM PROFILE: $300. $100 goes to track.

PULL HEAD AND INTAKE: $300. $100 of fee goes to track.

*In the case of Full engine protest* Track promoter will claim entire engine, and meet at "selected" tech inspectors business. ( Usually the following Monday)

All illegal parts will be confiscated and destroyed!!

APPEAL PROCESS:

Appeal(s) must be made in writing in the following manner.

1) For weekly tracks: In writing the same night of said protest to track Official.

APPEAL will be heard by all parties involved plus representative from SECA and possibly legal counsel of SECA. By becoming a member of SECA, you are agreeing that the decision made by SECA will be final and party posting APPEAL has no legal rights thereafter. Party protested agrees to accept final ruling on this decision and has no legal rights thereafter.

CARBURETORS

* Any 750 CFM Carb or smaller. Must have 1 11/16th (standard) base plate maximum. No exceptions.

* 750 CFM is measured maximum 1.375 venturi(s).

* Billet base plates may be used (.780 maximum).

604 1 Inch carb spacer maximum (0 TOLERANCE) 602 2 Inch carb spacer maximum (0 TOLERANCE).

* Please take time to check your plate with a gauge, not a tape measure.

Spacer may not protrude into carb or intake at any point. .

One gasket per surface. .070 maximum.

* No fuel injection, nitrous oxide or other type systems allowed.

* Aerosol carbs are not legal.

FUEL SYSTEMS

Mechanical fuel pump only.

NO electric fuel pump of any type.

EVACUATION SYSTEMS

EVACUATION SYSTEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED OF ANY TYPE!. Note: This means any type vacuum system.

Includes vacuum from that of breather system and/or any other means of "pressure evacuation".

HEADERS

Tri Y headers are not legal.

No merge collectors

*Please note it has been brought to our attention the use of custom headers. Should the price of headers become what the series considers ‘unreasonable’ and an unfair advantage, the series retains the right to use ‘spec headers’

OIL PUMP

Wet sump only.

No external oil pumps. Even if considered "wet":

Remote oil filter and lines permitted. (One) remote oil filter.

Oil cooler allowed. (One)

DISTRIBUTOR

No magnetos.

Electronic ignition allowed.

MSD type box allowed.

No crank triggers or devices that allow external adjustment of timing.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

No electronic devices allowed on any car thereby enhancing adjustment of that car.

Traction control is NOT LEGAL.

No remote control devices allowed on any car during any event.

No electronic devices controlling shocks.

Exotic Materials; ALL exotic materials are illegal. That includes titanium and/or carbon fiber.

** Carbon fiber drive shafts are legal for safety purposes.

TRANSMISSION

In and out box is not permitted.

Any transmission without ‘exotic materials’ allowed. Must have working clutch with forward and reverse gear.

Drive shafts should be painted white with car number. This is a safety issue!!!

Drive shaft loop is highly recommended. This is a safety issue to you and your fellow competitors.

Automatic transmission allowed.

Air shifters not allowed.

Carbon fiber, aluminum or steel drive shafts permitted.

REAR ENDS

Any Standard Quick Change Rear End.

No open type (sprint car) rear ends.

Traction control not permitted.

9 " Ford rear end or similar type rear end not permitted.

No titanium moving parts within rear end including wheel studs.

BRAKES

All cars must have operational 4 wheel braking systems.

Electric or manual proportioning valve permitted.

Carbon fiber, titanium or other exotic materials are not legal.

Brake Rotors must be magnetic.

WHEELS

Maximum 14 inch wheels permitted.

Steel or aluminum only.

Bead locks permitted.

Carbon fiber or titanium wheels are not legal.

Tires must be purchased through our member tracks tire dealer.

Hoosier: HTS Spec 1350, HTS Spec 1600.

No grooving and/or Siping in 2014.

A burnoff for grooved and siped tires will run through April 19th.

Tires may be checked by track officials at any time. May be subject to meet minimum durometer requirements. (Check in advance with your weekly track)

Tires may be confiscated by track at anytime (for checking numbers, spec, altering, etc).

Tires may be checked by independent lab for ‘treating’ and other alterations.

Tires not conforming with manufacturer’s submitted benchmark will be deemed illegal.

Buffing Permitted.

* SECA reserves the right to alter tire rules for the standpoint of "SAFETY AND LOCAL TIRE RULES"

SOFTENING, CONDITIONING, and TIRES NOT CONFORMING TO MANUACTURER’S BENCHMARK ARE ILLEGAL!

TIRE PROTEST ( Not all weekly tracks have this ) SECA is working to help build this process throughout all of our member tracks.

Each track may have different fee and/or procedure for tire protest…. Please contact the track and be sure you are aware of the rules before visiting.

Updated for 2014:

(Penalties based on calendar year)

1st offense: $1000.00 fine, loss of points, prize money – (minus one race at end of year standings)… we will only score your best 14 races. Also a 50 point deduction to year end points total.

2nd offense: $2500.00 fine, loss of points, prize money – (minus one race at end of year standings)… we will only score your best 13 races. Also a 100 point deduction to year end points total.

3rd offense: $5000.00 fine, loss of points, prize money suspension to be set at SECA management discression.

$500 of each fine will go toward the track where the tire was found not to conform with the benchmark set forth by Hoosier.

FIREWALL

Must be approved firewall (approved by Series Official)

Edges of firewall should be completely ‘sealed’ with silicone or similar material in case of fire.

Floor should be reinforced for safety.

Sheet metal beside driver should be strongly reinforced or use heavier gauge in this location.

BODIES (check diagram in rear of rules) ** All measurements are with driver ‘in the car".

Ford, GM, Dodge and Toyota bodies allowed.

All body parts must be same as nose. (Ford, GM, Dodge, Toyota)

Standard Dirt type bodies only.

No wedge bodies.

No lips allowed on roof, sides or nose that may be utilized for spoiler purposes. (Inside or outside)

All upper and side panels must run parallel to chassis.

Front fenders and hood must be level and flat from left side to right side of car and at least as far back as engine plate.

No part of fenders or hood may be below outside body line nor angle inward or outward.

A single strip of plastic material along the bottom of doors permitted.

No part of rear deck may extend past quarter panels.

Center of rear hub to end of quarter panel cannot exceed 50 inches. Measured in a horizontal line.

Must have at least one number on both doors and number on roof.

No part of body may "V in" from outside to middle of car or middle of that part.

No wheel skirts.

37 inches from top of door to ground maximum.

Rear Deck height measured from ground 38 inches maximum with driver in car.

78 inches at the top of the doors maximum side to side (width). Checked at firewall and behind driver’s seat.

72 inches maximum rear width measured at spoiler.

78 inches maximum rear body width measured 12 inches below spoiler.

Maximum width of body measured at bottom of doors 86 inches. Measured in the center of doors.

ELEPHANT EARS: NO MORE THAN 5" TALL. MEASURED WITH STRAIGHT EDGE DOWN TO HOOD.

All non approved bodies and/or any section(s) of the body can or will be assessed a weight penalty (minimum of 50 lbs) at the discretion of the technical director.

ROOFS

Sheet metal, fiberglass or plastic. Carbon fiber edges permitted.

No odd shaped or partial tilted roofs. Must be parallel to body.

Must have roof supports and posts. Bottom of front post Maximum 12 inches. Post must run in straight line and maximum 4 inches total of both sides. May taper at bottom into post.

No V shape of roof measured from outside to middle.

Roof Length Minimum 44 - Maximum 54

Roof Width Minimum 48 - Maximum 52

Quarters windows must be either, both sealed or both open. (If open, cannot be ‘offset and must be the same size’).

Sail Panel(s) maximum 43 1/2 inches measured at any point on a horizontal plane.

Sail Panel(s) cannot be offset. Must meet edge of body. Maximum 3 inch arch measured on front side.

Sail Panel(s) must be same as body. Re: Ford, Dodge, Chevy, etc.

Sail Panel must ‘taper down’ at rear corner of roof.

Sail panels cannot be offset from each other.

Sail Panels Maximum of 3/8 inch lip at any point for support.

No horizontal supports on Sail Panel.

Front and rear of roof must roll, not create a spoiler effect.

The roofs are getting out of hand. We will work to create a "rake" rule in 2014. Measured w angle finder.

NOSE PIECES

Any extensions must be of flexible material. Maximum width of nose piece and extension is 92 inches.

Must be mounted flat to top of fenders. Fenders may not "V" in.

Maximum measured from center of front hub is 54 inches at furthest point.

Nose must be same as body type.

The New 2014 AR nose is legal for competition.

INTERIOR

Interior body work may be dropped a maximum of 4 inches below the door. Drop interior must be enclosed at firewall in.

Flat interior must maintain a minimum of 11 inches from roll cage to allow for easy exit in case of emergency.

Plastic glare shield permitted at front of cockpit as normal method(4 inch maximum height)

SPOILERS

8 inch spoiler only

Metal or Lexan permitted. Plexiglas is not permitted.

Adjustable spoiler permitted up and down only. Side to side not permitted. Spoiler may not be adjustable during the race.

Maximum measurement is 8 inches tall X 72 inches wide.

2 piece spoiler allowed, but must be bolted together at joint and attached to single blade at that joint.

If bolted together, both pieces must be exact same angle.

Measured total of all material including any turns up or down and including support brace.

Spoiler may not extend over side of car

Spoiler blade may extend up to 3/4 inch off of back of car

Maximum 3 blades or supports allowed.

Supports or blades maximum length of 18˝ inches where it attaches to the car. Includes middle blade.

Blade must have a minimum of 1 1/2 inches clearance between front of blade and sail panel.

Blade at front edge must be a maximum height of 4 inches.

If angle material is used to support rear of spoiler, it must be mounted at least 1/2 inch below top edge of spoiler

** Cars with GM 602 engine MAY utilize 12" inch ‘side blades’. Middle blade ‘if used’ must remain 8 inches. Both side blades must be the same size.

* 12" inch side blades. Use same pattern as 8" inch blade in diagram. 4 inches front maximum, tapering in a straight line to the rear of blade.

ROLL CAGE

No aluminum or titanium cages permitted.

All tubing must be a minimum of 1 1/2 inches and a minimum of .083 wall thickness.

Three bars in driver’s side mandatory, two bars in right side mandatory.

Must have a minimum of 1 inch bar, .083 wall thickness in halo section running either front to rear or diagonal across.

DRIVERS COMPARMENT/DRIVER SAFETY

Fire suit mandatory. One or two piece.

Racing shoes and gloves strongly suggested.

Seat of racing type design and bolted to frame not floor.

Right side head rest mandatory, left side suggested.

Hans, Hutchens, and/or similar safety restraint not mandatory, but strongly recommended. (25 lb weight break if used)

Quick release steering wheel mandatory.

Batteries may not be located inside driver’s compartment.

Helmet with fire resistant interior. Snell 2005 and up.

Full set of racing seat belts and mounted to frame and not floor mandatory. NO SEAT BELTS OLDER THAN TWO YEARS!

Must have working fire system at all times. Not charged means not working. Gauges must be visible to tech inspector.

Mirrors are not allowed.

FUEL CELL

Fuel cell must be mounted behind rear end housing between frame rails in what is known as "industry standard".

Must be securely strapped with minimum of two steel straps. (Other state laws may apply, NJ, etc)

Straps must be 2 inches wide x 1/8 inch thick.

Must be mounted inside fuel cell steel box.

No part of fuel cell may be below bottom of rear housing.

FUEL

GASOLINE OR RACING GAS ONLY - NO ETHANOL NO METHANOL, OR ALCOHOL - NO NITROUS OXIDE. NO PROPYLENE OXIDE, OR CHEMICAL ADDITIVES. FUELS MUST HAVE A SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF LESS THAN .745. ANY FUEL WITH A SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF .745 OR GREATER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. IT IS THE RACERS RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW WHAT HE/SHE IS PUTTING IN THE FUEL CELL. THE NEW VP CHP RACING FUEL IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED, AS IT IS SPECIALLY FORMULATED FOR THE GM PERFORMANCE CIRCLE TRACK ENGINES FOR MAXIMUMPERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY.

E-85 Not Permitted.

SHOCKS

At this time shocks are open.

CHASSIS

No part of frame may be aluminum, titanium or other ‘exotic’ material.

All frames must be a minimum of 2 inches square or rectangular with minimum of .083 wall thickness.

Round tube frames must be a minimum of 1 3/4 inches and a minimum wall thickness of .083. 4130 chrome moly only.

Wheelbase minimum of 102.0 at any time.

Wheel width from side to side is 88 inches maximum. Measured from outside to outside of rear tires.

Wheel spacers permitted.

All lead must be solid blocks. No lead shot permitted.

All lead MUST BE painted white with car number on it. This is a safety issue!

All lead must be securely fastened with minimum of grade 5 bolts minimum of 3/8 inch.

All bolts must be doubled nutted or safety wired. Locking nut alone is not legal.

All "single bolt mount" clamps must have duct tape or pinned at bolt to keep lead from backing off.

25 lbs per bolt mount. One bolt mount 25 pounds, two bolt mount 50 pounds. No one piece over 50lbs.

Jig chassis allowed.

Clip chassis allowed.

No wings or tunnels of any kind allowed on/under the body or chassis of the car. Rock shields are allowed as long as they do not create a spoiler effect. These may be constructed of aluminum or steel provided that they are attached securely to the chassis and are a MAXIMUM of 18 inches in height and 24 inches in length. These Shields are designed to protect oil pans and transmissions only and will be permitted in those locations only.

Engine setback 25 1/2 inches. Measured from center of ball joint to front of engine plate.

RADIOS

Radios ARE NOT legal at any time is suggested. ( Tracks discretion)

Raceceivers mandatory at touring events. Raceceivers must be in working order at all times.

Should there be an issue with your receiver during an event, pull down and advise race official.

INDIVIDUAL TRACK RULES

Note that track rules on an individual basis may over ride SECA rules. This is in relation to mufflers, safety items, etc. such as window nets, gloves, etc. Please check with the individual track before attending an event.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

** Disclaimer

PLEASE READ CARFULLY. YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A LEGAL AGREEMENT BY COMPETING AT ANY EVENT HELD AT ANY SECA SANCTIONED TRACK.





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