2019 Front Wheel Drive Rules

2019 Butler Front Wheel Drive Rules


2019 Butler FWD Rules

  • Safety
    1. Snell approved racing helmet within 5 years of manufacture date.
    2. Full fire suit, gloves, and shoes made for racing.
    3. Must have a fire extinguisher located within reach of driver.
    4. Racing harness with up to date SFI rating is mandatory. Mounted in a safe manner to the cage.
    5. Racing Seat and window net mandatory. Mounted to the cage.
    6. Roll cage
      1. Minimum of 4 point cage is mandatory.
      2. Minimum of three(3) driver side door bars with a 24”x30”x1/8” steel plate mandatory.
  • Tubing will be 1 ¾” dia. X .095 sidewall round tubing.
  1. Must 3 bars in front of driver; min 3/8” solid round bar.
  2. May run two(2) down bars to the front strut towers for stiffening.
  3. May run two(2) down bars to the rear strut towers for stiffening.
  • May run strut tower cross braces.
  1. NO ANTIFREEZE!!! If you use anything, use water wetter or a similar product.
  • Body
    1. Any front wheel drive four cylinder cars, except convertibles.
    2. Stock chassis
    3. 100” minimum wheelbase
    4. Complete stock body. DO NOT cut up the exterior of your car! This includes trunks and rear hatchs.
    5. Doors must be welded or chained closed.
    6. All metal bumpers must be strapped or chained.
    7. Must have tow chains at front and rear of car.
    8. Stock firewall, front and rear.
    9. Aftermarket side skirts and bumper covers ok. Aluminum skirts ok.
    10. Stock spoiler for make only.
    11. Radiator protection ok.
    12. Hoods and trunks will be secured with quick release latches or hood pins.
    13. All glass will be removed.
    14. All flammable interior materials must be removed. All exterior trim must be removed.
    15. 2400 lbs. minimum weight with driver
      1. All added weight will be lead and painted white with your number clearly on it.
      2. Weight CAN NOT be located in front of the driver.
    16. Gas tank
      1. If stock gas tank is located in front of the rear axle it may remain. Must have a skid plate.
      2. If stock gas tank is located behind the rear axle, it must be replaced with a fuel cell located in the trunk. Minimum of four straps holding it in place and rear firewall must be enclosed.
  • Drivetrain
    1. Cars will use OEM four cylinder engine and transmission for make of car. (i.e.; GM-GM, Dodge-Dodge, Honda-Honda)
    2. No locked differentials: With one tire lifted, it will spin freely with other tire on the ground.
    3. No turbocharged, supercharged, multi-carbureted, rotary, or Cogsworth engines.
    4. 2500cc limit.
    5. Factory fuel injection only.
    6. Stock crank for engine.
    7. Aftermarket connecting rods and pistons ok.
    8. Head work ok. (port matching, port polishing, head milling)
    9. Aftermarket/reprogrammed ECU/PCM ok.
    10. Aftermarket/Milled throttle bodies ok. No Multiple TB or Velocity stack style.
    11. Battery may be relocated. Must be in a waterproof box securely mounted.
  • Suspension
    1. Camber: RF – No Limit, RR – 1”, Left side will remain stock.
      1. This will be checked with a carpenters square.
    2. Stock and aftermarket coil-overs ok.
    3. May run aftermarket sway bars.
    4. Spring rubbers ok.
    5. No heating of springs.
    6. All suspension components will mount in the stock locations for the chassis.
  • Tires and Wheels
    1. Tires
      1. American Racer tire ok.
      2. Single side wall radial 300+ tread wear DOT tires maximum rating. No Z rated or better.
  • No bias-ply, trailer tires, or recap tires.
  1. Wheels
    1. Stock or racing wheels ok.
    2. Maximum 7” wide.
  • Beadlock on RF ok.
  1. Any offset on right side ok.
  2. 3” offset on left side ok.
  3. 1” safety lug nuts mandatory.

 

Every car will tech at the scale before the drivers meeting. If not legal per the techs discretion you will have until your heat race to fix the problem and have it checked once more. If it cannot be fixed at the Speedway you will not be able to run that nights events. You have 5 months to be legal.

2019 General Rules


  1. The rules and/or regulations set forth herein do not express or imply warranty of safety from 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.
  2. All drivers must have a RACEceiver one way communication device.
  3. Appearance
    1. Numbers with letters are allowed. Letters are to be made large enough to be visible from the scoring tower.
    2. Numbers must measure minimum of 22 inches high by a minimum of 15 inches in width. The thickness of the number must be no less than 3 inches.
    3. Color of the number must be contrasting with the car color.
    4. Numbers must be located on both doors and the roof of the car. Put the roof number so it can be read from the tower when the car is on the front stretch.
  4. Conditions
    1. No alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are to be consumed before or during races by anyone entering the pit area.
    2. Butler Motor Speedway officials reserve the right to reject or allow the entry of any driver or car.
    3. Rule changes or interpretation of rules is at the discretion of track officials.
    4. The decision of track officials is final.
    5. Suspensions will be strictly enforced for fighting or any other acts the management of Butler Motor Speedway deem inappropriate. Any actions that need be will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  5. Race Lengths
    1. All Heat Races will be 8 Laps in distance or 6 minutes.
    2. A Main Features
      1. Due to length of time and yellows a race has been on the track, features could be cut short on laps, this will be at the discretion of Track Officials.
      2. Modifieds: 20 Laps
      3. Sportsmans: 20 Laps
      4. Sprints: 25 Laps
      5. Street Stocks: 20 Laps
  6. Race Procedures
    1. Typically a maximum of 20 cars will start the A Main.
    2. Butler Motor Speedway officials due to time or car count factors may shorten races.
    3. Driver must attempt to start A or B main to be eligible for start money.
  7. Racing Rules
    1. At no time shall any non-competing member, crew member, owner or other person associated with a race car be permitted on the racing surface following the start of a race and prior to the final lap without the express permission of a Speedway official. Failure to do so could lead to immediate removal from speedway property. This rule is in place for your crew members safety.
    2. Butler Motor Speedway officials reserve the right to request a doctor's release at any time, for a said driver to participate at Butler Motor Speedway.
    3. Driver and car changes are permitted only prior to the official start of a race. The official start of a race is when the field enters the track. When determining the official start, one lap does not have to be completed. However, scoring for position does not begin until one green flag lap has been completed. All cars will need to enter the track under their own power to get start money and points. After that point, no change of drivers is permitted. Driver changes may occur only if the driver is qualified for that said race. Any drivers making a change will go to the tail of the field. Points earned will be awarded to the driver starting the race. If a driver wishes to change cars prior to the event start, only the driver or crew chief is allowed to inform the official of the change prior to the start of the race. If this does not occur, the driver will forfeit all points and payout earned in the event. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    4. On a yellow or red flag that happens on the start of a race, any car(s) that enter the pits will go to the tail of the field, even though a lap has not been completed. All repairs or adjustments to cars must be made in the pits. This includes portions of the race run under yellow or red flag conditions. Violation will result in the car being placed at the rear of the field.
    5. Cars may only enter the track as directed from the pit steward.
    6. No electronic communication devices are permitted within the car other then RACEceivers.
    7. If a driver refuses the officials order to take a certain position on the track (i.e. go to the back of the field), resulting in a delay of the race, he/she will be penalized one lap or will be Black-flagged.
    8. When the black flag has been displayed to a racecar, scoring of the car shown the flag will stop until the car returns to the track from the pits after the required consultation.
    9. A driver meets rookie qualifications for his/her division if he/she raced in four or fewer races in a single previous season in that division.
  8. Starts and Restarts
    1. Jumping on initial start of any event: The front row will have two chances to start a race. If either driver jumps both of these starts, the entire front row goes to the tail for the next attempt.
    2. If you jump a restart you will be put back the number of cars you jumped on the next yellow or penalized at the end of the race, whichever comes first.
    3. Lapped Cars
      1. Lapped cars will be placed at tail of the field for restarts in order of there running at the time of the caution.
  9. Yellow Flags
    1. If you are involved in an accident on the speedway at any time, you will be placed at the tail for the restart.
    2. If you are involved in 2 solo yellow flags during one race event, you will be disqualified from that event.
    3. If you are involved in a caution on the initial start, you will not receive your original starting spot back. You will go to the tail.
    4. At the discretion of the Track Officials if you stop to avoid an accident, you will get your spot back.
    5. The Tap Out Rule, if you are hit during the race and spin out and the driver that spins you taps on roof, you will get your spot back and the driver doing the spinning will go to tail.
    6. If a Track Officials pulls you over to look at car, pull fender out, etc. you will get your spot back as long as it is not part of an accident.