2002 Hobby Stock Rules and Car Specs
Farley / West Liberty / Dubuque (2002) Amendment 12-01
BODY: Any U.S. full body passenger car. NO station wagons allowed. Frame must match body. GM on GM Etc. Wheelbase 108". NO External Rub Bars ahead of rear axle. All cars must have tow hooks on the front and rear. Cars must weight a minimum with driver, 3300lbs. After market steel bodies optional. Must be stock appearing or weight will be added. Cockpit interiors allowed. No Spoilers. The floor pan of the driver's compartment from the drivers seat forward and up a minimum of 6" in front of the driver's feet and the right side of the cockpit must be made of .125" thickness steel or aluminum. OEM bodies may have OEM aluminum or Fiberglass hood and deck.
CHASSIS: Car frames must be completely stock to a point 6" forward of centerline of rear axle. NO under slung frames. Bumpers must be stock or plastic formed covers. Tow Hooks Front & Rear.
APPEARANCE: Paint all cars neatly and brightly. Numbers must be painted neatly on both sides and on top of car. Numbering must be done using minimum 24" height with 3" strip width. Must have min 6" tall car number visible from front of car.
ROLL CAGE: Full 4-post roll cage must be used. Three door bars on left side MANDATORY. Roll bar must be braced to the frame. Main roll cage, halo, and driver door bars must be at least 1 ¾" outside diameter tubing with a minimum wall thickness of .095. Vent bar required, 1 ¼"OD Minimum. Flame resistant roll cage padding required on all bars within reach of driver.
ENGINE: No limit on engine size, but must run GM in GM, etc. OEM steel Heads, with the exception of the World SR I-052, parts #'s 4350 through 4371, World Products Sportsman II Series, Dart Iron Eagle Series, Must not remove Manufactures markings. All cars must have an operable starter. Mechanical fuel pump only in stock location. Holley 4450 350 CFM 2-barrel carburetor. Max 1 ½ " adapter plate allowed, measured from the top of intake to the bottom of carburetor. Ignition system MSD type system may be used. #1 cylinder must be ahead of ball joint. Headers allowed, exhaust must exit under car parallel to ground. No Roller Cams. All cars will be required to be equipped with a round dry element type air cleaner, maximum height four (4) inches. Maximum diameter seventeen (17) inches. All air cleaners are required to have a complete metal top and bottom. No carburetor air dams or devises permitted to increase the airflow to the carburetor, either inside or outside of the air cleaner, and must rest on carburetor.
DRIVE SHAFT: Must be painted WHITE. An approved steel drive shaft safety hoop must be used at a point 6" behind front universal joint, minimum ¼ x 2" and securely fastened. Drive shaft must be stock type and made of steel.
WEIGHTS: All weights must be painted WHITE with car number on them. All weights must be secured inside of car, NO weights allowed in driver's compartment, weight size determined by Tech Official. No weights thicker than 8". Must be mounted with minimum ½ diameter bolts.
DRIVER'S EQUIPMENT: Approved helmets and fire suits required. Fire resistant gloves required. All cars must have fire extinguisher. Safety belt/shoulder harness minimum 3" wide military-spec-quick release seat belt and over the shoulder harness required. Window net required.
SUSPENSION: No truck rear-ends. Ford 9" allowed but must be mounted as stock. All trailing arms must be stock and mounted as stock. Reinforcing allowed. Rear-ends may be locked. Screw jacks allowed. After market tubular uppers and mounts allowed on Front Suspension Only.
TRANSMISSION: Stock-type manual with clutch inside bell-housing. 1,2 or 3 disc clutches allowed. No direct drive devises on manuals. No couplers, No Bert or Brinn type Transmissions. Steel bell housing or scatter shield required.
FUEL CELL: An approved manufactured fuel cell with a maximum capacity of 22 gallons. Fuel cell will be required to be encased in a steel container. All fuel cells must be equipped with a rollover valve in the vent fitting and in the fuel fill. Fuel cells must be required to have pick up location on top of cell. It is highly recommended that all fuel cells be equipped with foam. Fuel cell will be required to be mounted to the frame of the car. Fuel cell will be required to be secured with straps or tubing around it. Fuel cell cannot hang below the bottom of the rear end tubes with the car setting at race height. All cars will be required to be equipped with a fuel cell guard that is mounted separately from the fuel cell and comes to the bottom of the fuel cell. Minimum 1 ½ " tubing must be used for fuel guard.
SHOCKS: One per wheel.
BRAKES: Operative 4 wheel, disc or drum combination. Rotors made of cast iron or cast steel.
WHEELS: Maximum 8" wheels. All rims must be steel, reverse rims allowed. Bead-locks will be allowed on right rear only. Only foam or bead-lock mud plug combinations allowed.
TIRES: HOOSIER Super Chain Link 26.5 27.5/8.0 "A" Compound all four corners. May run Hoosier Dirt Bozz used tires until July 31, 2002.
SEATS: Aluminum racing driver's seat required. Back of seat must be fastened securely to roll-bar members. See Drivers Equipment for seat belt specs.
RADIOS: No receiving or transmitting devices allowed.
MIRRORS: Not allowed.
BATTERIES: Must securely fastened, one only.
ENGINE CLAIM: There will be a $350 engine claim plus exchange with $325 going to the driver and $25 to the wrecker. Claim does not include carburetor, but does not include flywheel, clutch, pressure plate, bell housing, exhaust manifold, starter, throw out bearing, water pump, fuel pump, pulleys, motor mounts, air cleaner, distributor, coil and wires. The following rules must be followed to claim: Any claimer must have participated in 50% of the events at the track claim is being made at. This does apply to special events and regular weekly programs. A minimum of two consecutive nights' participation is required at racetrack before a claim can be made. The top 4 are subject to claim by the 5th place car on back, running at the end of the feature race on the lead lap. If more than one driver wants to claim the same engine the one running most competitively will have the first option. Buyer must have cash, along with claim card, and the claim must be made from the car. When the track is clear there will be NO more claims. Engine must be removed from car at the track or agreed upon location by the original owner under the direction of Racing Official. Any sabotage to claimed engine will result in saboteur being banned from future competition at the track for the remainder of the season. NO driver is allowed to claim an individual's engine more than once during the season or more than 2 engines throughout the season. First sell, NO sell or exchange is binding. In 2002 the driver being claimed will receive $325 plus claimers engine. If the exchange is chosen driver-making claim must pay both wreckers, a maximum of $25 per engine. If someone refuses to sell their engine they will forfeit all winnings and points for that night. Second refusal driver will be subject to a fine equal to the amount of prize money forfeited and will not be allowed to race the remainder of the year until fine is paid. Any driver using any device which is intended to deceive other drivers, including but not limited to, a device to squirt oil into or onto their engine to give the outward appearance of a "blown " engine will forfeit all money earned that night. Driver will be subject to a fine equal to the amount of prize money forfeited and will not be allowed to race the remainder of the year until the fine is paid.
POINTS: Each driver is required to have a driver's registration/claim card. Points will be awarded to the driver. We want fans to know who is driving the car... so report any driver changes to the judges. Remember only individuals with a registration card can drive. NO changing of drivers once the racing program has started.
" THE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS SET FOURTH 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 RACING EVENTS, AND, BY PARTICIPATING IN THESE EVENTS, ALL RACING MEMBERS ARE DEEMED TO HAVE COMPLIED WITH THESE RULES. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM THIS 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."