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Rules
SST SuperStock

            Super Short Track Racing

 

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COMPETING MODELS                    * = Clarified / Amended rule 2014

 

1. Open to all two door North American made steel bodied passenger cars with 112-108 inch wheel base minimum. No pony or sports cars, Camaros, Firebirds, or Mustangs. Rear wheel drive bodies only. No aftermarket front wheel drive bodies (Stock cars …not latemodels.)

2. *Car body and overall appearance must retain OEM Style dimensions.  The body must be mounted as if in the original factory stock location in relation to the frame. All body components must remain stock appearing for the manufacturer to the rest of the car. Inner body support panels may be removed. Steel pannels may be fabricated to resemble factory components. Side skirts may be added or replace the lower rocker pannel, but must not be lower than the minimum clearences.

3. All glass, except windshield, must be removed. Glass windshield must have four, 3 inch tabs (2 on top, 2 on the bottom) and inner center brace. Windshield may be replaced with Poly carbonate / Lexan. Must be full windshield. No plexi-glass. Approved screen may be use with full face helmet and approved driver safety equipment.

4. Doors must be welded or securely fastened front and back. 1” maximum door bar allowed tight to body. Body moldings, including door handles, must be removed.
5. min. 24gauge Steel door skins & fenders may be fabricated but must maintain factory body lines. Roof must remain steel, factory production. Front & rear bumper covers may be stock or approved aftermarket. No front-wheel drive model bumper covers allowed.

6. Hood May be fiberglass or steel. hood scoop max 2” rise. No air boxes of any kind. Hoods must be flush to windshield, no openings if screen windshield is used

SPOILER; 1. 4”max spoiler, stock or after market. May not extend past rear quarter width. Max 60”

INTERIOR;

1. Interior of car must be completely stripped. Driver must sit on left side of centerline, pedals must be in stock location. Floors must be minimum 18 gauge steel. Passenger side floor may be raised for clearance of exhaust, maximum height no higher than factory hump(12"max) and must extend at least to the right side door bars before running upward to the body . No additional tunneling or interior cockpit.

2. Trunk floor is to be cut from frame rail to frame rail, back to the spring pockets to accommodate the fuel cell, or removed completely protecting driver with approved rear firewall.

3. Front firewall must located in original position with all holes covered with no less than 24 gauge steel. Rear firewall must be completely closed off from trunk compartment with min.24 gauge steel which must be riveted or welded. Rear deck may extend from behind the drivers seat to the back window. All holes must be covered within cockpit of car.

4. No metal screws, no aluminum sheet allowed around driver compartment. Rear of hood and windshield cowl area must be sealed off from drivers compartment to keep hot liquids or flame from breaching drivers compartment.

FRAME;

1.Must be completely stock from front steering box to just forward of the centerline of the  rear axel. No additional holes may be added ( eg. No Fuel pump clearance or for lighter weight) Brake caliper clearences are acceptable if rear kickup interfers only

2. 2 x 3 x .120 wall tube may be used to repair rear clips from centerline of rear axle back

3. Front and rear bumpers must be in original location. No bracing outside of the bumpers. Must be covered with stock style bumper.

4. Approved Uni-body cars allowed. Front and rear frame sections must be tied together with 2x3” x .120 wall tubing in a secure manner, stock floor pans of uni-body cars must remain intact to maintain strength and integrity of body.

WEIGHT BALLAST   must be securely fastened to the frame.  Weights must be painted white, be lettered with an “SS” and car number. No weight is to be mounted below the frame rails between the front and rear axel, or lower than the fuel cell / centeline of rear axel in the rear. Weights must be solid bar (min 5 lbs) No steel or lead pellets.

ENGINES

1. Stock, unaltered engine and transmission combination must be within chassis as factory item, including all engine accessories except air filters, pulleys, valve covers, starter and oil pan.

2. No 6 cyl. engines allowed. All engines must be standard production pre-1987 heads and blocks and have stock external and internal measurements, except for maximum 0.060 overbore

3. Engine cannot be in excess of 360 cubic inches plus 0.060 overbore. Engine must match make and model of car used. GM: 350 cubic inches up to 0.060 overbore. Ford: 351 cubic inches up to 0.060 overbore. Chrysler: 360 cubic inches up to 0.060 overbore.

4. Unaltered Holley #4412 500CFM(No HP) carburetor must be used, choke plate may be removed. Carburetor must retain stock unaltered choke housing. Choke plate, shaft and screws may be removed.  Venturi size maximum; one and eleven sixteenths (1 11/16) inches. Venturi booster cluster must have stock unaltered inserts (No big block or marine boosters allowed). Throttle shaft and butterfly mounting bolts unaltered.  Steel / aluminum fuel filters only, no plastic filters allowed.

5. Air cleaner must be mounted on top of carborator and below the hood. No air flow enhancement / funnel type components allowed.

6. Adapter plate must not exceed 1”, Gaskets .062. Straight bore from intake to carburetor and may not be altered to enhance air flow. Air filter must be run at all times.

7. Edelbrock Performer 2101 is the only intake manifold permitted. 2101 must retain internal and external measurements. Intake must be new style. No truck or marine manifolds allowed. No alterations or modifications to manifolds allowed. No coatings allowed on or in manifold with the exception of paint only on exterior surface. Maximum bore of 1.732.

8. Exhaust  1 5/8 street type, 'grass burner' down tube headers allowed,  No header wrap, no step style, no crossover, no aluminum / alumicote or stainless steel. Must have factory flange for bolt on exhaust. max 3" exhaust pipe, must exit away from drivers compartment.

9. Only stock production OEM crankshafts will be permitted or Scat 9-35034805700 Stock stroke only. No lightening of crankshaft will be permitted. No cutting or trimming of counterweights. Normal balancing only. No external modifications allowed.

10. Stock OEM production cast iron block.

11. Stock production OEM cast iron heads only. Heads must have stock internal and external measurements. No porting, polishing, grinding, filling or blending of any kind. No undercutting of valves allowed. Stock valve stem diameter only, max. valve size 2.02 intake and 1.625 exhaust. No center bolt style heads, no bowtie or angle plug heads allowed. Heat riser port may be blocked.

12. Maximum compression ratio is 9.5:1. - Vehicle min. weight 3200
    Compression greater than 9.6:1 to max 10.0:1 - Vehicle min. weight 3300
    Compression will be checked with the Whistler.

13. Solid magnetic steel forged OEM rods or sportsman rods only. No billet rods. Sportsman rods must have forging mark or identification marks on side of rod beam. Must be true sportsman rod. Call for list of acceptable rods if not certain. Only acceptable length is 5.7 inches.

14. Hydraulic cam shaft only. No roller cams, roller lifters, or solid tappets allowed. Lifter must remain stock diameter.

15. Radiators must be copper, brass and aluminum stock type. No antifreeze please. Water with cooling additive only!!

16. Roller rocker and girdles allowed. Chevy 1.5, Ford 1.6. No shaft rocker arms

17. Mounting of engine– steel or rubber mounts acceptable. Rubber mounted engines must be chained down for safety. Engine must be in stock location with a minimum crank / center height of (15) fifteen inches to the ground. Front spark plugs must be located within 1” of centerline of upper ball joints.  Modifications to factory upper A-Frame mount location is allowed to accomodate caster / camber adjustments ( see chassis rules for additional restrictions)

18. Car must have self starter in working order. Vehicle may be push started if starter fails during event, but may be subject to mechanical disqualification if problem is persistent.

19. An inspection plug is requested on the left side of the oil pan. The inspection hole must be a minimum of 1 ¼” I.D. It must be 9 ½ inches from the rear block face to the center line of the inspection hole and 1 ¼ inches from oil pan rail. There will not be any obstruction of view from the inspection hole to the crank and rods. If there is some reason that the tech inspector can not see what we wants, or you opt not to provide an inspection hole,  oil pan will be removed for closer inspection.

20. No coating of any engine components.

IMPORTANT: No cross breeding or interchanging of engine parts. All components must have been available on a two barrel, small block motor from the factory. No special order components.

IGNITION:

1. Only stock OEM ignition allowed. No dual points allowed. Coil must remain in stock location and be stock appearing. Rev limiters permitted.

2. One Battery measuring 13.5 volts will be permitted. It must be securely anchored and mounted inside a spill proof container outside the driver’s compartment but not behind rear axle.

TRANSMISSION;

1. Stock production, 2 speed or 3 speed automatic transmissions are allowed. No high performance of special order transmission is allowed. No modifying of transmission in any manner is allowed. All gears must be in working order.

2. Stock, unaltered torque converter  must be in working order. No Vega or similar small torque converters allowed.

3. Stock OEM unaltered 3 or 4 speed manual transmissions allowed.

4. Stock Type OEM diameter steel flywheel and clutch components only. (10 ½” min).

WHEELS AND TIRES;

1. Steel wheels must be used and have a maximum width of eight inches. No more than one (1) inch offset difference between any two wheels, side to side, front to back. After market race/safety wheels are permitted and recommended.

2. All wheels must be 15 inches by 8 inches.

3. All wheels must be reinforced or race/safety rim.

4. *EC 31 is the official series/track tire ( new or SST Mod Take-offs). Any visiting teams must comply with the WCIS Tire requirement or have made prior arrangements with WCIS / SST Officials. Example: rookie teams to WCIS adjusting to the track may be offered leniency - Veteran teams must comply.  

5. *Maximum width 78” measured outside to outside of tires.

6. * Minimum durometer determined by instant average of tested tires, minus 5 points.  
      
  Tires may not be treated or altered in anyway.

SUSPENSION;               All suspension components must be in original position.

1. All unspecified parts must be stock for manufacturer, no heavy duty or limited production. Racing springs may be used, however, they must be of the same design as the original equipment and must mount in original spring mounting bracket position and location, (min 5”Dia.) Only four springs are allowed per car. Coil springs may be cut. No coilover suspension allowed.

2. No external adjustable shocks. Steel body only. Front may be in stock mounting holes or externally mounted as close to stock location as possible. Rear must be in stock location, and also may be rod end style. ( Shock Price Cap $125ea.- Published Racer Net)

3. Lower A- arms must be in original position. No bearing type bushings allowed in inner frame mounting locations. No relocating factory A-frame mounts

3. *Front sway bar must be standard factory production, located in stock mounting location (Frame rubber may be removed and/or replaced with neoprene type). Stock type frame mounting only, no adjustable frame mounts. Lower front control arm mounting may be modified to allow adjustment. No rear sway bar allowed. No Howe bars or after market race type bars.

4. A minimum of 6” frame ground clearance will be measured at the frame rail behind the front wheel and in front of the rear wheel.

5. Jacking bolts allowed in front and rear centerline of stock spring location. Adjuster cups also allowed in front suspension if jack bolts are not used.

6. Adjustable spring spacers allowed. Must be safety wired in.

7. Reinforcement of front upper control arms allowed. Tubular front upper A-arms permitted, must retain stock dimensions, non adjustable. Recommended Upper control arms UBM15-0809-5R and UBM15-0829-5L, all additional stock mount, OEM replacement length arm will be at the discretion of the SST Officials.

REAR ENDS;

1.GM chassis may use Ford 9" rear end with GM 4-link mounts locations only. No floaters. Aftermarket replacement HD axels are recomended

2. Rear End suspension mounting points must be unaltered 4-link, both on rear end housing as well as frame mounts (frame mounts may be repaired if oblong). No three link, no panhard bars, no torque arm allowed. Frame mounting locations maybe reinforced.

3. Steel, rod end or polyurethane bushings may be used. Trailing arms may be OEM type or adjustable tubular style. Fabricated arms must remain within 1/2 inch of OEM specification of frame being used. This will allow teams the ability to fine tune the chassis rear steer.

4. Locked rear ends only. May run after market axles. OEM carrier only. No ratchet or after market carriers. Steel Mini-spool may be used. No full spools allowed.

5. Gear rule: SST Requires no Gear Rule, but rules may be required at certain tracks to institute max ratio and maintain RPM Limits

BRAKES;

1. Stock OEM brakes are mandatory on all four wheels and must be in 100% working order. No adjusting devices in reach of driver.

2. After market dual master cylinders may be used, mounted as close to stock position as possible

3. Disc brake components may be used on front and rear. OEM Cast Iron Calipers only
    Frame may be modified to allow chassis roll clearences

ROLL CAGE;

1. Car must have a complete, full roll cage around the driver that must be welded to the frame. Tubing for main hoop and door bars must be 1 ¾ inches outside diameter and must be made of steel. Minimum wall thickness of roll cage tubing is 0.090.

2. There must be at least three horizontal and three vertical bars within the driver’s door. There must be at least two horizontal and two vertical bars within any remaining doors. Gussets and/or door plates (.120 thick) are recommended for added strength.

3. All roll bars, side bars or other protrusions that driver may come in contact with must be properly padded with approved roll bar padding.

SEATS AND SHOULDER HARNESS

1. All seats must be aluminum and have head rests & high back support. Seat must be attached to roll cage and frame. Back of seat must be mounted to the roll cage.

2. You must use a minimum three inch, quick release 5 point restraint system. A min. two inch wide crotch strap is mandatory. All safety belts must be no more than five years old, and have readable identification tag.

3. Shoulder harness must be connected to the roll cage. All lap belts must be mounted behind the seat and attached to the roll cage according to manufacturer specifications.

4. All cars must have stock collapsible steering shafts or least two (2) universals.  Borgeson collapsible shaft is highly recommended. Quick release steering wheel mandatory. No plastic.

FUEL CELL;

1. All cars must have a fuel cell, 22 gallons maximum. Cells must contain foam inserts. Plastic cells are permitted but must be enclosed in a steel container made of a minimum 22 gauge steel

2. Fuel cell must be mounted in the center of trunk. No offset permitted. Bottom of cell must not be lower than the centerline of the rear axle. Fuel cell must be securely fastened.

3. Fuel cell support must be a minimum of 1” dia. 095’ material.

MUFFLERS / EXHAUST

1. All cars must maximum decibel 95 at 100 feet.
2  3 inch diameter maximum exhaust pipe must exit outside driver compartment,                     exhaust 
cannot end beneath driver.
3. 2 into 1, ‘H’ or ‘Y’ merger pipes allowed.

GENERAL  See additional ‘General Rules Section’

1. *Radiator must have an overflow can, one (1) gallon minimum. no anti-freeze permitted(violators will be subject to a $50/ incodent clean up fee).
2. No oil coolers are allowed in driver’s compartment.
3. Driver side window net with a quick release mechanism is mandatory. Quick release with
    plastic parts not permitted.
4. Steel drive shafts only. Drive shafts and universals must be similar to standard
    production type. Steel 360 degree retainer loops ¼ inch thick by 2 inches wide,
    must be positioned at the front and rear of shaft, within 12 inches of each U joint.

5. Overall car minimum weigh must be maintained at all times( see engine compression for
    specifications). The car will be weighed with driver located in seat. No allowance for
    gas/water after race. Maximum 56% left side weight. Reduction of left side weight
    and/or overall weight disadvantages may be instituted individually to better equalize the
    competition. 

SST Official decisions & Scales are final

6 All Panels must be securely fastened to the car to return to competition. All sharp
   edges must be repaired
7. Racing fuel may be used, no additives. No oxygen enriched fuel. No additives. Fuel must 
   pass test (s) of Tech inspectors.
8. Boldly labeled fuel and electrical safety shut off switches are to be in reach of driver and 
   safety crew.
9. Mirrors allowed. 28 sq inches max. and will be removed on an individual basis by track
   officials if used for the wrong reason.
10. Throttle: All linkage must be solid type for safety. Two springs mandatory. Toe strap
   mandatory.
11. All offset air cleaners must be fastened to keep from spinning and jamming throttle open.
12. Small fire extinguisher must be securely mounted within reach of the driver and safety
    crew
13. All team members must read and sign release forms prior to entering WCIS for practice
    or competition

OVER COMPETITIVE RACE CARS

The idea behind this division is to keep chassis and engines as stock as possible in order to hold expenses down. While the above rules offer a good outline, every item cannot be covered by a written rule. If you want to run anything not covered in the rules above, ask first! The officials and management reserve the right to adjust rules to make the class more competitive. Teams with different Home track rules may be accessed and penalized with a disadvantage to equal out competition as the division is developed. Be patient and have fun

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 14:29