OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY
GENERAL RULES for ALL DIVISIONS
2004 RULES AND
2004 .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).
1.1 Front and Rear of Car
1.1.1 The leading edge of the car�s front body work must be colored other than black. If the leading edge of a car�s front bodywork is black in color, racer�s 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.
1.1.2 The trailing edge of the car�s rear body work must be colored other than black. If the trailing edge of a car�s rear bodywork is black in color, racer�s 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.
2. Car Identification and Markings
2.1 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.
2.2 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 spotter�s 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:�����
Systems, Inc.��������� 315-676-4401 ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 4929
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3.4 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 car�s 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
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.
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����������� Check with ODS for price and exact model number before ordering a transponder.
4. Cooling System
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.
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
Head and Neck Restraint system �is highly recommended.�Reference NASCAR rule 6-4-1 and LMSC rule
����������� 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 manufacturer�s instructions and specifications. Manufacturer�s label,
including date of manufacture, must be present on the harness. The year of the
manufacturer�s 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.
����������� 6.4 Roll Bars: The roll cage must comply with NASCAR LMSC rule/section 20J-17.4.
����������� 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
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
����������� 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
����������� 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
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
����������� Less Steger����������������� -���������� ODS LMSC Tech
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