June 16, 2024

2024 Sportsman



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
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
SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation of deviation of these rules is left
to discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
The Management of Huntsville Speedway
Warning! If you attempt to abuse the minimal amount
of rules set forth by Huntsville Speedway for the 2024
Sportsman Division, we will have no choice but to
refuse your request for participating. Just because
the rules don’t say you can’t, does not mean that you
Refer to Huntsville Speedway’s General Rules for a full list of
rules regarding driver, pit and car safety.
On Track

  1. All starts and restarts will be double file even with 5 laps or less to
  2. Cone rule will apply on restarts.
  3. Racing radios and neck restraints recommended.
    Weight and Penalties
  4. Management reserves the right to alter, change or adjust weight


limits to all conforming and non-conforming cars.

  1. Starting minimum weight 3100 lbs, maximum weight 3450 lbs.
  2. Any car competing with a fiberglass/plastic/non-metal body will be
    required to weigh an additional 75 lbs.
  3. Any car competing with an aluminum body will be required to
    weigh an additional 50 lbs. Add 25 lbs for non-metal roof.
  4. Any car competing with a firewall back tube chassis or a cars with
    altered rear lower control arm brackets on frame side will be required
    to weigh an additional 75 lbs.
  5. Any car competing without a stock firewall and/or stock floor pans
    will be required to weigh an additional 25 lbs.
  6. Any car competing with stock appearing single piston aluminum
    calipers will be required to weigh an additional 10 lbs. for each caliper.
    Add 20 lbs each for multi piston caliper.
  7. Any car competing with aftermarket or fabricated front spindles will
    be required to weigh an additional 25 lbs.
  8. Any car competing with a aftermarket Super T-10 all aluminum
    stock appearing transmission will be required to weigh an additional 40
    lbs. (ie Jerico, Richmond OEM replacement) No magnesium casings
  9. Any car competing with a stock cast iron transmission will be able
    to deduct 25 lbs. from starting weight.
  10. Any car competing with a sealed or track approved 602 crate
    engine will be able to deduct 25 lbs. from starting weight.
  11. Tube snout, add 50 lbs.
  12. Quick Change, add 50 lbs.
  13. Wide 5 hubs, add 50 lbs.
  14. Maximum 56% left side weight.
  15. All ballast weight must be mounted securely and painted white
    with your car number on each weight.
  16. Driver must post their claimed weight at all times in the top left
    corner of the windshield in 1.5” tall numbers. Numbers must be easily
    visible to HS officials. White vinyl numbers are preferred.
  17. No fuel burnoff allowance.
    Competing Models
  18. Any American made chassis.
  19. Minimum wheelbase of 108”. Add 25 lbs for every inch under
    minimum wheelbase. 104” wheelbase will be the minimum allowed.
  20. Outlaw and wedge appearing bodies permitted with no rear spoiler.
  21. Full magnetic steel body may also use aftermarket front and rear
    bumper covers.


  1. Fenders and quarter panels may be cut for tire clearance. Front
    inner fender panels may be removed.
  2. All hoods, trunks, and rear hatches must be securely fastened.
    Doors must be welded closed. No under panning permitted.
  3. Car must not have any sharp or pointed edges that could harm or
    injure the driver, tech official or safety crew.
  4. Minimum roof height 48”.
  5. Maximum spoiler height 6” x 60” wide.
  6. Minimum body clearance 4” to ground.
  7. Must have full front lexan/polycarbonate windshield 1/8 of inch thick
  8. Stock passenger car spindle; may be reinforced. Any car running
    aftermarket or fabricated front spindles will be required to weigh an
    additional 25 lbs.
  9. Stock frame may be reinforced. Frame may be fabricated 6” forward
    from the centerline of the car axle to rear of car and from the front
    sway bar forward. No other notching or alterations to stock frame
  10. Any style sway bar other than a splined bar. Can run eye bolts on
  11. Wedge bolts permitted.
  12. May run after market upper A-arms and upper A-frame mounts.
  13. Lower control arms must be stock AND must be in stock location.
  14. All cars must run a stock factory dimension front clip. Stock type
    steering gear box only. No rack and pinion.
  15. Minimum frame height is 5 inches.
  16. Factory four link, truck arms or fabricated three link control arms
    allowed. All aftermarket control arms must have steel heim joints.
    Accel/decel systems, rear steer, push/pull, lift bar, bump sticks, torque
    links, tracking controller links, traction bar or traction devices of any
    kind are not allowed.
  17. Leaf springs permitted. Must have the same number of leaf
    springs on each side and must have fully enclosed bushing on both
    ends. Screw type wedge adjustments permitted only at the rear of
    each leaf spring. Lowering blocks or pinion shims permitted. No
    sliders or cantilever type leaf springs allowed.
  18. Steel non-adjustable shocks ONLY. Maximum retail costs of
  19. POST RACE SHOCK BUY OUT – $125 per shock. Buyer must buy all
    four shocks in CASH at time of protest. All four shocks must be


delivered to tech official undamaged and fully functional. Any person
who does not submit to the claim rule will be disqualified. No points,
No money. Also they will not be allow to bring those shocks back at
any time. Driver claiming shocks must have competed at HS the last
two scheduled events and finished on the led lap. IF YOU DO NOT

  1. No internal or external bump stops, frame stops or suspension
    limiters of any kind.
  2. Huntsville Speedway also reserves the right to purchase all
    competing shocks in this division at any time to preserve equal and
    fair competition.
    Interior Safety
  3. May run front loop bar tied to cage with one bar in front of A-arm.
  4. Must have an aluminum racing seat in car.
  5. Must have a 2-pound minimum fully operational fire extinguisher
    with a gauge and with an all steel quick release mounted securely in
    car within reach of driver while belted in car.
  6. Car must have (4) point roll cage with diagonal bar behind driver
    with (3) roll bars in left door & (2) in right side door minimum.
    A. Top of roll cage may extend to rear frame behind fuel cell.
    B. Roll cage must be constructed with no less than 1 3/4 inch diameter
    and .095 gauge tubing. Gussets required in left door bars. Bars must
    be padded in driver’s area (legs & head bars & side bars).
    C. Front hoop bar must not extend past radiator support.
  7. Rear view mirror allowed.
  8. Left side window net is required. Must have a quick release from the
    Fuel Cell
  9. Fuel cell required, 22-gallon maximum.
    It is recommended that fuel cell should be located as far forward as
    possible, but stay behind the differential housing. Fuel cell must be
    between frame rails with proper ground clearance and secured with
    two 1/8” x 2” steel straps or four 1/8” X 1” steel straps and must be
    approved by HS officials. Bar protecting fuel cell must be no lower
    than 1 inch below fuel cell. Bottom of fuel cell must be no lower than 8
    inches from ground. Mounting must be approved by the HS track
    A. Must have rollover check valve.
    B. Must run Huntsville Speedway fuel. 110 octane, no E85. No fuel
    additives allowed.



  1. All wheels must have four working brakes. Steel single piston
    caliper Stock OEM style only. See weights for aluminum option.
  2. No aluminum brake rotors, hats or hubs allowed.
  3. Option 1: Open Engine
    Steel block with steel heads only. No aluminum heads or Blocks
    Holley 500 cfm# 4412. (No modifications allowed).
  4. Option 2: Crate Engine.
    Factory sealed 602 with box stock 650cfm carb or box stock 500
    cfm 2bbl with 602 unsealed engine. Both engines in option 2
    must meet GM yellow book specs.
  5. Option 3: Factory sealed 604 with box stock 650cfm carb or box
    stock 500 cfm 2bbl with 604 unsealed engine. Both engines in
    option 3 must meet GM yellow book specs and relocate 60 lbs of
    cars total weight forward of flywheel.
  6. Engine must be mounted in center of chassis.
  7. Minimum engine height will be 12 inches from ground to center of
    crankshaft at a 5” frame height.
  8. MSD ignition allowed. No aftermarket crankshaft trigging systems
  9. Number one cylinder spark plug threads must either be lined up
    with or in front of both front wedge bolts. If the motor setback is
    further than this rule states, the car is required to bolt 25 lbs for every
    inch setback in front of the flywheel. Maximum setback past wedge
    bolts allowed is 3” which will incur an additional 75 lb penalty added to
    total weight.
  10. No electrical fuel pumps allowed. Camshaft driven fuel pumps
    Clutch and Transmission
  11. All transmissions must be stock OEM, must have two working
    forward and one working reverse gears. No straight cut gears
  12. Aluminum bell housing allowed with a minimum of 7¼ inch clutch
    assembly and FSI flywheel.
  13. Must have an all steel approved safety bell housing for stock
    diameter clutch and flywheel assembly.
  14. Cast iron and Super T-10 transmissions, see weight rules.


Rear End

  1. Quick change and wide 5 rear ends see Weights and Penalties. NO
    aluminum rear axle parts permitted.
  2. Only steel aftermarket top links allowed. No rubber joints or biscuit
  3. Rear end brackets on frame side must remain 100% stock and in
    stock location to be considered a stock chassis.
  4. Only leaf spring, three and four link rear suspensions permitted.
    Tires and Wheels
  5. American Racer KK704 only. Must have Huntsville Speedway.
    (subject to change for special events)
  6. Only steel 8” racing wheel allowed.
  7. No wheel adaptors.
  8. No wheel weights allowed.
  9. No beadlocks, air bleeders or pop-offs.
  10. Must have 5/8” studs and 1” lug nuts.