2014 SECA Rules
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.
Will be placed on the website
www.secaracing.com and relayed to each track.
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
** 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.
system will be utilized for all of the above programs:
Races with 9
or more drivers
any other starters- 11 pts drivers attempting but not
making main event will get 10 pts.
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
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"
IF YOU ARE CAUGHT CHEATING
"WITHIN THE BOLTS"
(THIS INCLUDES "AFTERMARKET"
Driver is fined $1000 and
barred for 365 days.
Loss of points.
Cannot compete at any WEEKLY
Track event: (Track receives
25% of $1000 fine once paid)
Car owner (if separate) will
be fined $500, or any penalties decided by SECA
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
** 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
(Acceptance Fee) ($200.00)
CAM PROFILE: $300. $100 goes
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
All illegal parts will be
confiscated and destroyed!!
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.
* Any 750 CFM Carb or smaller.
Must have 1 11/16th (standard) base plate maximum. No
* 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
* 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
* No fuel injection, nitrous
oxide or other type systems allowed.
* Aerosol carbs are not legal.
Mechanical fuel pump only.
NO electric fuel pump of any
EVACUATION SYSTEMS ARE NOT
ALLOWED OF ANY TYPE!. Note: This means any type vacuum
Includes vacuum from that of
breather system and/or any other means of "pressure
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’
Wet sump only.
No external oil pumps. Even if
Remote oil filter and lines
permitted. (One) remote oil filter.
Oil cooler allowed. (One)
Electronic ignition allowed.
MSD type box allowed.
No crank triggers or devices
that allow external adjustment of timing.
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
Exotic Materials; ALL exotic
materials are illegal. That includes titanium and/or
** Carbon fiber drive shafts
are legal for safety purposes.
In and out box is not
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
Air shifters not allowed.
Carbon fiber, aluminum or
steel drive shafts permitted.
Any Standard Quick Change Rear
No open type (sprint car) rear
Traction control not
9 " Ford rear end or similar
type rear end not permitted.
No titanium moving parts
within rear end including wheel studs.
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.
Maximum 14 inch wheels
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
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
Tires may be confiscated by
track at anytime (for checking numbers, spec, altering,
Tires may be checked by
independent lab for ‘treating’ and other alterations.
Tires not conforming with
manufacturer’s submitted benchmark will be deemed illegal.
* SECA reserves the right to
alter tire rules for the standpoint of "SAFETY AND LOCAL
SOFTENING, CONDITIONING, and
TIRES NOT CONFORMING TO MANUACTURER’S BENCHMARK ARE
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
Updated for 2014:
(Penalties based on calendar
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
$500 of each fine will go
toward the track where the tire was found not to conform
with the benchmark set forth by Hoosier.
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
Sheet metal beside driver
should be strongly reinforced or use heavier gauge in this
BODIES (check diagram in rear
of rules) ** All measurements are with driver ‘in the
Ford, GM, Dodge and Toyota
All body parts must be same as
nose. (Ford, GM, Dodge, Toyota)
Standard Dirt type bodies
No wedge bodies.
No lips allowed on roof, sides
or nose that may be utilized for spoiler purposes. (Inside
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
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
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
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.
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 -
Roof Width Minimum 48 -
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
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.
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
The New 2014 AR nose is legal
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
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
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
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
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
* 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.
No aluminum or titanium cages
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.
Fire suit mandatory. One or
Racing shoes and gloves
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
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 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,
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.
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.
At this time shocks are open.
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
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
Wheel width from side to side
is 88 inches maximum. Measured from outside to outside of
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
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
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
Radios ARE NOT legal at any
time is suggested. ( Tracks discretion)
Raceceivers mandatory at
touring events. Raceceivers must be in working order at
Should there be an issue with
your receiver during an event, pull down and advise race
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.
PLEASE READ CARFULLY. YOU ARE
ENTERING INTO A LEGAL AGREEMENT BY COMPETING AT ANY EVENT
HELD AT ANY SECA SANCTIONED TRACK.