version LMSC2003.A    effective 3/31/03

 The LMSC division is Old Dominion Speedway’s premier division. The cars are to be prepared in accordance with the 2003 NASCAR Rule Book, section 20J, except where the track rules below modify or alter these rules. These rules are subject to amendment at any time when notice has been given. Notice shall be deemed effective within two (2) weeks of the rule amendment and posting of the rule change by Old Dominion Speedway.

1. Competing Car Models
Open to two door American made passenger car production sedans, 1997 through 2003, that are approved for competition by ODS. No trucks or station wagons allowed.

1.1  Approved Competition Models

Chevrolet:    1997 – 2003 Monte Carlo
Dodge:        2001 – 2003 Intrepid
Ford:           1998 – 2003 Taurus
                   1997    Thunderbird
Pontiac:       1997 – 2003 Grand Prix

2. Car Identification and Markings
Identification/Car numbers must comply with NASCAR LMSC rule 20J-3.11.  Car numbers will be issued by ODS official Dave Menefee. Numbers issued and NOT used in the year issued will not be held for the following year. Requests for specific car numbers will be honored when possible. If multiple requests for a particular number are received, first option will go to ODS drivers who have historically used that number. Any car that arrives for an event with an unapproved number may be required to change the number before being allowed to participate in the event.

3. Engine Exhaust System
Engine Exhaust System must comply with NASCAR LMSC section 20J-9 except as amended below:
3.1 Car exhaust system shall have one Magna Flow Performance Muffler (part # 12298) installed. The installed muffler will function as a Y-pipe, with the output of each header connected to the dual muffler inputs, and the single output of the muffler connected to the exhaust tailpipe. The specified muffler must remain stock as from the factory. No modifications will be permitted. Modifications to this muffler may result in the loss of all points and/or other penalties as deemed appropriate by track officials.
3.2 All exhaust pipe shall be three (3) inch outside diameter and shall be painted white with high temperature paint.
3.3 Tailpipe must turn to face the ground.
3.4 Cars must not exceed a 99 db decibel level, as measured by track officials. Sound levels may be monitored anytime cars are on track.

4. Tires
The track assigned tire is Goodyear model/compound # D2403. This tire is categorized as a Short Track Special, G19 (slick) tread configuration. No tire conditioner or softener may be used in any manner on tires.

5. Fuel
5.1 Fuel: Fuel used in competition must comply with NASCAR LMSC section 20J-15. Fuel used must be acceptable to ODS track officials. Mixing of racing fuel and pump gas is NOT permitted.
5.2 Refueling: A fully charged fire extinguisher must be manned and ready to be discharged if required while refueling a car. The fire extinguisher will have at least a 4 pound capacity and rated 10- B:C and DOT approved. A charge pressure gauge on the fire extinguisher is required.

6. Car Weight After Competition
When cars are weighed after a race, no adding of fuel, water, oil or gear lube will be allowed. Wheels and tires must not be changed. Cars must weigh a minimum of 3100 pounds with a minimum right side weight of 1400 pounds with the following after race weight allowance for fuel and fluids consumed. The weight allowance will be seven tenths ( .70) pound per race lap with no tolerance. Half of this allowance will be for the rightside weight requirement.

7. Tire Bleeders
Tire bleeder valves are allowed, UNTIL June 7, 2003. On this date and forward, tire bleeders will not be allowed.

8. Personnel Safety Requirements and Roll Bars
All cars, drivers and teams must comply with NASCAR Rule Book section 6-4 and NASCAR LMSC section 20J-17.
Drivers must use all safety equipment as specified by these rules at all times during an event. This includes practice, qualifying and the race.
8.1 Helmet and Head and Neck Restraints: Helmets must meet Snell SA-95 specifications as a minimum. Use of a NASCAR approved Head and Neck Restraint system is highly recommended. Reference NASCAR rule 6-4-1 and LMSC rule 20J-17.1.
8.2 Driver Restraint Harness: A minimum five (5) point driver restraint harness with three (3) inch wide shoulder harness and lapbelts is required. A six (6) point harness with three (3) inch wide shoulder harness and lapbelts is recommended. Driver restraint must be NASCAR approved and be installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and specifications. Manufacturer’s label, including date of manufacture, must be present on the harness. Manufacturer’s date must be less than 2 years old from race date. Lapbelt harness should be mounted into a double shear mount which allows the harness to swivel. Harness should not rub the seat at any point. Reference NASCAR rule 6-4-2 and LMSC rule 20J-17.2.
8.3 Seats: An aluminum racing seat is required. Minimum thickness is .090 inch. All guidelines in NASCAR rule 6-4-3 and LMSC rule 20J-17.3 must be implemented. Hi-Density SFI 45.1 approved roll bar padding that is flame resistant is recommended.
8.4 Roll Bars: The roll cage must comply with NASCAR LMSC rule/section 20J-17.4.
8.5 Fire System: On board five (5) pound fire suppression system with two (2) nozzles, directed near the driver must be installed. Fire system activation handle must be within reach of the driver when seated normally in the car with harness fully tightened. Fire system bottle must be securely mounted to the chassis with a pressure gauge in plain view for inspection purposes. Reference NASCAR rule 6-4-1C.
8.6 Driving Suit: A fire resistant driving suit is required. A multi-layer suit meeting the requirements of SFI 3-2/5 is highly recommended. Driver’s suit must be in good condition with no rips, tears or fluid saturation.
8.7 Driving Gloves: Fire resistant driving gloves are highly recommended. Gloves must be in good condition with no rips, tears or fluid saturation.
8.8 Driving Shoes: Fire resistant driving shoes are highly recommended. Shoes must be in good condition with no rips, tears or fluid saturation. Fire resistant socks are highly recommended.

9. Inspections and Protests
9.1 Pre-Race Inspection: Any pre-race inspection failures or non-compliance with these rules may result in not being allowed to participate or compete in the event. Additional weight or rear of field starts may be imposed. The penalty for inspection failure is determined by the race director.
9.2 Post Race Inspection: Any post-race inspection failure may result in forfeiture of some or all prize money, contingency money and points earned for that event. Any illegal part found will be surrendered to NASCAR track officials. No equipment or part will be considered approved by reason of having passed through previous inspections. Pre-race inspections of a particular part or rule do not preclude post race inspections. The penalty for inspection failure is determined by the race director.
9.3 Protests: Protest will be governed by the guidelines det forth in the NASCAR rulebook, section 13. In the final two weeks of the season any competitor protests must be made to an ODS Tech official, who will determine if the protest is allowed. Track teardowns and post race inspections will be conducted as normal including the final night of competition. ODS will retain fifty (50) percent of all protest money. The protesting driver/owner will have the same part/parts inspected on their car. The cost to protest, (teardown fee), particular items is listed in the NASCAR rulebook.
9.4 Teardowns: Any driver/owner refusing a request from NASCAR track officials to teardown for post-race inspection or protest for any reason will be placed on a one (1) race suspension. The driver will be held responsible for the refusal to teardown. The driver will lose all points earned for the current event. Refusal to teardown a second time will result in the loss of all points accrued during the season and suspension for the remainder of the current season. ODS track officials reserve the right to teardown at any time.

10. Administration
10.1 All competitors should read/review sections 1 thru 17 of the NASCAR 2003 Rule Book.
10.2 Any questions concerning these rules should be directed to a member of the ODS technical crew.
10.3 Old Dominion Speedway welcomes all of its competitors to an exciting new racing season. Well wishes are extended for a safe, professional and successful racing season.


Dennis Richman
ODS General Manager 

Scott Gore
ODS Race Director

Gilbert Grable
ODS Chief Of Tech
[email protected]

Billy McCord
ODS Tech Inspector
[email protected]

Eric Stewart
ODS Tech Inspector

Jim Weber
ODS Tech Inspector