Hot Shot

HUNTSVILLE SPEEDWAY HOT SHOT RULES 2017

RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER

The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS 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 or death to a participant, spectator or official.

The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation of deviation of these rules is left to discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

The Management of Huntsville Speedway

Safety Rules

  1. Apparel- Also See General Rules.
  2. All safety apparel must be worn while on the racing surface. This will be enforced for practice and race dates.
  3.  Driver must wear eye protection under race conditions. (i.e. goggles or face shield)
  4.  Neck brace is recommend.
  5.  Must have functional quick release steering wheel.
  6.  Car must pass a safety inspection by Huntsville Speedway and maintain throughout the season.

All safety apparel must be worn while on the racing surface. This will be enforced for practice and race dates.

General rules apply.

Body Rules**

  1. Any 6 cyl. car any wheelbase. Absolutely no weight can be added left of center.
  2. No Hulling allowed, other than hood, trunk and doors. Other hulling will result in a weight penalty and all added weight will be bolted to the inside passenger front floor frame with two ½” bolts.  Airbags must be removed.
  3.  Minimum weight 2600 pounds with driver and safety gear, before and after the race.
  4. All glass must be removed.   Windshield may remain if no visible cracks on drivers side.
  5. High tinsel steel mesh over entire windshield is allowed. ( 1/8” Lexan/Polycarbonate may be used). No lightweight wire (NO CHICKEN WIRE.)
  6. Complete dash may be removed.  All flammable material must be removed, other than the drivers seat. Such as cloth, plastic, etc.
  7.  All driver and passenger air bags must be removed.
  8. All doors, hood, and trunk must be secured during race. Doors are to be welded or bolted shut. Must be able to open hood and trunk.
  9. Hood and Trunk latch must be removed and replaced with a minimum of 4 hood pins in each.
  10.  Body must be complete at the start of each race in a complete stock appearance.
  11.  Vehicles must be painted with a unique paint scheme. We would like to see wild and crazy paint schemes. The numbers must be 20” in height and on both sides and on the roof of the vehicle.  Numbers must be legible.  No spray can numbers please.
  12.  Mirror allowed inside car.
  13.  Car must start by stock ignition switch with a key or by a starter button/power switch panel approved by Huntsville Speedway Hot Shot Official.
  14.  Car must not have any sharp or pointed edges that could harm or injure the driver, tech official or safety crew.

Engine

  1. No turbos.
  2.  No engine or fuel system modifications.
  3. All engines must be stock for make and model of vehicle. Engines must remain completely stock and in stock position. Alternators must work, and remain in stock position.
  4.  Removal of entire A/C and heating components are allowed.
  5. All vehicles must maintain factory exhaust system and a muffler will be required. Exhaust must exit in the rear. No aftermarket headers allowed. Catalytic converter may be removed.
  6.  Cold air intake and aftermarket air filter allowed.  Must stay under hood.  No forced air.
  7.  Must run race fuel from Huntsville Speedway.  No E85, alcohol or fuel additives.

Transmission

  1.  Automatic or manual transmissions allowed.
  2.  Stock clutch, pressure plate and flywheel only.
  3.  No machining of flywheel allowed.
  4.  No positive traction allowed.

Suspension

  1. No altering of frame or suspension in anyway.  Stock diameter springs only.  You may cut or heat for lowering, but no clamps.
  2. Street legal DOT approved tires only. No racing tires allowed. No tires under a “60” series tire allowed. All four tires and wheels must be the same size and offset. Tires must have a treadwear rating of 300 or more.
  3.  No racing wheels allowed.  ¼” spacer allowed with 1” lug nuts.  If using spacers, they must be used on all 4 wheels.
  4. Maximum 7” Stock steel or stock aluminum wheels only.  Can mix and match any make and model.  No aftermarket of any kind.
  5. Tires and wheels may not extend past fender. Fender must remain in stock position – No body shims, or wheel adaptors allowed.
  6.  Camber allowed in both front wheels. (Not in rear)
  7.  Spring rubbers allowed.

Safety Equipment

  1. 4-point roll cage required in all vehicles. .095 gauge 1 ¾ tubing only. Must have full halo and a bar running behind the seat from left side of roll cage to right side of roll cage. Passenger door must have one bar parallel to top of door at bottom of window frame with a “X” bar connecting A post and B post of the roll cage if passenger door is hulled.  Seat belt shoulder harness is to be connected to this bar. No front or rear kickers will be allowed. (No “H” Post allowed)
  2. ¼” steel plate welded to cage on driver’s side or 4 door bars welded to drivers side roll cage.  Drivers door can be hulled if door bar option is used.
  3.  Racing seat recommended.
  4.  4 point harness required.  Lap belts must bolt to stock lower seat belt locations.  Shoulder belts must mount to roll bar running behind the seat.
  5.  Battery may be relocated to behind drivers seat.  Battery must be secured in steel battery box that is bolted or welded to the floor of the car.  If battery is relocated, you must have power cut off switch within drivers reach and highly visible to safety crew.  All battery locations must be approved by Huntsville Speedway.
  6. Must have a 2 pound minimum, fully operational fire extinguisher with a gauge with an all steel quick release mounted securely in car within reach of driver while belted in car.
  7. Must have quick release type window net. Window net must release from top of net towards front of car.  Release must be highly visible for safety crew.  Driver must be able to release net from inside the car.

Before Start of Race

  1. There will be a draw to determine starting order.
  2. All starts will be double file, cone rule will apply on restarts.
  3.  The 1st place finisher from previous event will start in rear the next race he or she competes in, regardless of the draw or qualifying order. Any driver not registered one hour prior to start of that day’s events will be placed in the rear of the field but in front of last weeks winner.
  4.  25 pounds will be added to the winner’s car after his/her second win and will add 25 pounds for every win thereafter. Driver supplies the 25 pounds weight and must be bolted to the inside passenger front floor frame with two ½” bolts.  All weight penalties stay with the car and driver, even if separated.
  5.  Top three finishers of each race will receive a trophy on the front stretch after every race with a driver interview for 8 cars or more.

**For any car built before the 2017 season, that has cut and removed metal from the car, will have estimated weight added back to their car in the form of lead for this infraction as determined by Huntsville Speedway Officials.  Please be sure to bring extra lead in 5 lbs increments, so you will be legal to race.

This division is intended an affordable way of racing. No bending of the rules will be tolerated. Anyone deemed by officials to have broken or stretched these rules will be DQ’d from that event. If it’s not stock, it’s illegal!!

VIOLATION = 0 POINTS, 0 MONEY