OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY
GENERAL RULES for ALL DIVISIONS
2004 RULES AND REGULATIONS
version ALLDIV2004.A effective 12/13/03
The following rules apply to ALL divisions competing at Old Dominion Speedway. Any reference to NASCAR LMSC rule or section within these rules refers to the 2003 NASCAR Rule Book. 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(ODS).
Front and Rear of Car
1.1.1 The leading edge of the cars front body work must be colored other than black. If the leading edge of a cars front bodywork is black in color, racers tape of a contrasting color must be applied to the leading edge of the front bodywork for the full width of the front bodywork, from the left front wheel opening to the right front wheel opening.
The trailing edge of the cars rear body work must be colored other than black. If the trailing edge of a cars rear bodywork is black in color, racers tape of a contrasting color must be applied to the most rearward surface of the rear bodywork for the full width of the rear bodywork. This is usually the lower, trailing edge, but could be the rear bumper.
1.2 Added Car Weight
Added weight must comply with NASCAR LMSC section 20J-2.3. Any frame rail or box type ballast container must have, as a minimum, a 3/8" diameter bolt secured with a locknut or double-nutted across the open ends of the frame rail or ballast box. The bolt head should be on the bottom side of the opening if the bolt is oriented vertically. One end of a frame rail or ballast box may be closed by welding a plate across the opening. The plate may contain an access hole for ballast removal. Ballast not contained within a frame rail or ballast box must be secured with at least two (2) minimum 3/8" diameter, grade 5 or better bolts.
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. 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. Any number deemed unreadable by the scorers must be changed in a manner that is readable and acceptable to track officials.
Rookie Stripe: Drivers defined as a "rookie" in the division in which they are competing, must display a horizontal yellow stripe across the full width of the rear bumper of the car.
3.1 Radios, permitting driver and team communication are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for ALL divisions. Radio systems must comply with NASCAR LMSC section 20J-6.7. Each team should have a spotter with a functioning two way radio allowing communication with the driver. This spotter must be present in the designated spotters area, adjacent to the track control tower from the start to the end of the race in which that team is competing. It is recommended that each team have a scanner tuned to the track radio frequency.
3.2 Use of in-car video recording equipment must be approved by Old Dominion Speedway prior to use. Video equipment mounting must be approved by track officials.
3.3 All cars in the LMSC and GS divisions MUST be equipped with a functioning "Racesafe" system. The racesafe system is highly recommended for all other divisions, including Legends cars. The system is activated by track officials when the caution flag is displayed. The system is designed to illuminate an amber light within the car to alert the driver to the caution flag track condition. The system consists of: a receiver with internal batteries, an external antennae connected to the receiver and an amber light connected to the receiver. The receiver must be securely mounted within the driver's compartment. The antennae must be mounted on the roof of the car or within the driver's compartment in a manner which does not interfere with antennae function and the operation of the system. The amber warning light, activated by the receiver, MUST be mounted on the dash panel at the left end and within clear sight of the driver. Pit road checks before each race will be made to ensure that each cars Racesafe system is operating.
The racesafe system may be procured from: RaceSafe Systems, Inc. 315-676-4401
4929 Orangeport Rd. www.race-safe.com
Brewerton, NY 13029
ODS will be using the AMB transponder system for timing and scoring for the LMSC and GS divisions. This system requires a small transponder module to be mounted to each car. The transponder(TranX260DP) has two wires which must be connected to the cars electrical system, one must be connected to +12v and the other to the cars chassis. The transponder must be mounted so that there is no obstruction between it and the racetrack. It must be mounted on the rear side of the right front frame kickout. The transponder should be mounted with rivets or threaded fasteners, ty-wraps are not acceptable. The transponder should be mounted with the bottom surface slightly higher than the bottom of the frame rail kickout. If the frame touches the track under any circumstances the transponder should be higher in order to reduce the possibility of damage. If you have have any questions about mounting a transponder, please contact ODS.
Each transponder has a unique serial number. This number must be furnished to the track in order for your car to be scored. The Driver Information Form can be used for this purpose.
More information can be obtained about this system from: AMB i. t. US Inc.
3200 Highlands Pkwy Suite104
Smyrna, GA 30082
Check with ODS for price and exact model number before ordering a transponder.
4.1 Anti-freeze will NOT be allowed in the cooling system of any car. Water, waterpump lube, and "waterwetter" type additives will be the only substances allowed in the cooling system.
4.2 The cooling system overflow tube MUST be located at the base of the windshield on the right side with the opening positioned so that the driver can see escaping fluid through the windshield in an engine overheating situation.
5.1 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 10 pound capacity and rated 10- B:C and DOT approved. A charge pressure gauge on the fire extinguisher is required.
6. 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.
6.1 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.
6.2 Driver Restraint Harness: A minimum five (5) point driver restraint harness with three (3) inch wide shoulder harness and lapbelts and two (2) inch wide crotch strap is required. Shoulder harness MUST consist of individual shoulder harness belts. Y-style shoulder harness is NOT allowed. 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 manufacturers instructions and specifications. Manufacturers label, including date of manufacture, must be present on the harness. The year of the manufacturers date may not exceed the current year by more than 2 years. Example: Belts dated April 13, 2002 may be used until December 31, 2004. Lapbelt harness should be mounted into a double shear mount which allows the lapbelt to swivel. Individual shoulder harness belts must be anchored individually. Wrap around style is allowed. If tab style mounting is used, each shoulder harness must have an individual mounting tab. Harness mounting bolts must be a minimum of 3/8" diameter grade 5 hardware. Harness should not rub the seat at any point. Reference NASCAR rule 6-4-2 and LMSC rule 20J-17.2.
6.3 Seats: An aluminum racing seat is required. Minimum thickness is .090 inch. Seatback/Headrest support must be adequate to prevent excessive movement. A solid metal bracket to secure the seatback to the horizontal shoulder bar is recommended. The upper seatback must be secured with a minimum of three (3) mounting bolts. The lower portion of the seat must be secured with a minimum of four (4) mounting bolts. Seat mounting bolts must be a minimum of 3/8" diameter grade 5 hardware quality bolts All guidelines in NASCAR rule 6-4-3 and LMSC rule 20J-17.3 must be implemented. Reinforced head and shoulder supports are highly recommended. Hi-Density SFI 45.1 approved roll bar padding that is flame resistant is recommended.
Roll Bars: The roll cage must comply with NASCAR LMSC rule/section 20J-17.4. All roll bars within the drivers reach must be covered with roll bar padding. Hi-density, flame resistant, SFI 45.1 approved impact padding is highly recommended.
6.4.1 For GS, MS, and SS divisions, in addition, a one (1) piece, one eighth (1/8) inch thick magnetic steel plate must be installed over the outside of the drivers door bars. This plate shall cover the entire drivers side door area and must be welded to the door bars of the roll cage. Attachment using bolts or rivets will not be allowed. Holes of any kind will not be allowed. A multiple part plate installation may be acceptable, due to roll cage construction, with prior approval of track officials.
6.5 Fire System: On board five (5) pound fire suppression system with two (2) nozzles, directed near the driver is MANDATORY for LMSC and GS divisions and highly recommended for all other divisions. 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. Safety pins used to prevent accidental discharge of the fire system at the fire bottle head and the activation handle MUST be pulled to allow the system to function any time the car is on the track. Reference NASCAR rule 6-4 C.
6.6 Driving Suit: A fire resistant driving suit is required. A multi-layer suit meeting the requirements of SFI 3-2/5 is highly recommended. Drivers suit must be in good condition with no rips, tears or fluid saturation.
6.7 Driving Gloves: Fire resistant driving gloves are REQUIRED. Gloves must be in good condition with no rips, tears or fluid saturation. If a driver has competed at ODS prior to 2004 they may choose to not wear fire resistant gloves.
6.8 Driving Shoes: Fire resistant driving shoes are REQUIRED. Shoes must be in good condition with no rips, tears or fluid saturation. If a driver has competed at ODS prior to 2004 they may choose to not wear fire resistant shoes. Fire resistant socks are highly recommended.
7.1 All competitors should read/review sections 1 thru 17 of the NASCAR 2003 Rule Book.
Any questions concerning these rules should be directed to a member of the ODS technical crew.
Hayne Dominick - ODS General Manager
Billy McCord - ODS Race Director
Gilbert Grable - ODS Chief of Tech
Less Steger - ODS LMSC Tech
7.3 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.