Queen City Compact Tour Rules



BASIC RULES: 

- Any front-wheel drive 4 Cylinder car.

- Stock production cars only.

- No all-wheel drive cars or all-wheel steer cars.

- No turbo or rotary engines allowed.

- Stock-type fuel injection or stock manufactured carburetor only (Motorcraft, etc…). ONE 0.800" maximum throttle body spacer may be used. No Holley, Weber or other racing carburetors allowed. Carbureted cars must be stock for engine. 

- Motor must be stock appearing.

- Motor must match brand of car. (ex. Honda must have Honda engine)

- Any air or oil filters. (K&N, etc.)

- Intake must be a stock intake. No Skunk 2, etc.

- No cold air intakes for fuel injections – must be stock type breather system. A flexible rubber or plastic hose may be used in place of the stock airbox tube. No smooth metal or smooth plastic tubing allowed. A cone-type filter is allowed and may be connected directly to throttle body or the allowed tubes.

- Aftermarket radiators are okay. Radiators can be braced for support.

- Aftermarket (racing) headers are allowed.

- Computer may be chipped and/or tuned. A standalone ECU and aftermarket harness are allowed. Ignition coils must remain OEM however the coil-on-plug kits are allowed.

- The fuel rail should remain stock-type and stock appearing.

WEIGHT RULES:

- All cars must weigh 2,200 pounds with the car and driver after the race.

- Exceptions: 

- 50 lb. weight break for HANS or like devices.

- 50 lb. weight break for full containment seat.

BODY / CAGE / WHEEL / TIRE RULES: 

- Must have stock rear and front suspensions as from factory, Slotting of factory mounting holes allowed. Plating for safety is allowed.

- No racing springs or shocks allowed. Springs may be heated, clamped or use spring rubbers. Springs must be within 2" of factory-installed height.

- Rear control arms should be stock but may be braced/strengthened / repaired. No adjustable control arms.

- Stock type aftermarket suspension bushings are allowed.

- Mirrors are allowed.

- A six-point, full perimeter cage, using 1.50-inch Outside Diameter, .095-inch thick magnetic steel tubing is required. The rear hoop must have bracing that crosses in an ‘X’ configuration. Rear kick-up supports are required. A minimum 1.25-inch outside diameter crossbar is required across the top of the halo bar. The roll cage must be securely fastened (welding is required) utilizing a minimum of .250-inch plating to mount the cage to the frame. Only magnetic steel will be permitted. Iron, galvanized pipe, fittings, square tubing, brazing and/or soldering will not be permitted. The tech inspector has the final say in the safety of the cage.

- Minimum 3 driver door bars / 2 side door bars.

- A minimum of three (3) windshield bars and a protective screen will be required in front of the driver.

- The driver compartment must be sealed completely from the track, the engine, and the fuel cell. The front and rear firewalls must remain and any holes must be patched with magnetic steel.

- All material considered flammable including airbags must be removed.

- Roll cage may extend forward behind bumpers. Bumpers must be covered in some way with no exposed sharp corners. Coverage is at the officials’ discretion.

- Aftermarket racing wheels allowed - 7-inch maximum. BEAD LOCKS PERMITTED ON RIGHT FRONT ONLY.

- Only OEM DOT 13, 14, 15, or 16-inch passenger tires will be permitted. No drag radials, mud grip lug tires, racing tires or racing recapped tires allowed. Directional tires are allowed.

- Tires can be mixed and matched for stagger.

- Aftermarket asphalt style nose pieces allowed. Any nosepiece used must be conformed to fit at reasonable and near-factory dimensions.

- 6-inch metal support to extend out behind the nosepiece or to hold the grill in place allowed.

- No push bars to extend outside of bumpers or beyond the nose piece.

- No rub rails allowed on the sides of the body.

- Some sheet metal will be allowed for repairs. Cars should remain as close to a stock appearing as possible. No more than 1/3 of the body can be sheet metal. Adding sheet metal to bodies may result in a 100 lbs. weight penalty being assessed which will increase by 100 lbs. at each event until corrected.

- Gutting of the body is allowed however the car should maintain a reasonable appearance of a stock car.

- Driver and front passenger door window openings along with rear and front window openings must remain open and uncovered. The rear door and/or small rear side windows can be closed or covered.

- Decking may not exceed the height of the lower side window bezel

SAFETY RULES:

- Safety equipment specifications listed below are listed as a guide and are only a minimum standard. These minimum standards may not be sufficient enough to protect a driver from injury or death from some incidents. It is the responsibility of the driver, car owner, and crew to ensure that the safety equipment on the car is properly installed, working as intended, and is sufficient to protect the driver from any incidents that occur. This may include using safety equipment that goes above and beyond the minimum specifications and recommended equipment listed below. 

SEATS:

- Full containment type seats constructed of aluminum to the general design specifications of SFI 39.2 standards are highly recommended. Design should include a comprehensive head surround, shoulder and torso support system, energy impact foam, and removable head foam.

- Up fitting a current seat with bolt-on kits will be permitted with a seat manufacturer-produced kit and a base seat acceptable to the seat manufacturer. Components should include a comprehensive head surround, shoulder and torso support system, energy impact foam. Must be installed in accordance to seat manufacturer’s instructions. 

- Seats must be used as supplied and instructed by the seat manufacturer with the exception of trimming the length of the left side head surround for the purpose of egress only. If the left side head surround is trimmed to a distance that is less than the most forward surface of the driver's helmet (usually the area crossing the chin) then a left-side head net meeting the SFI 37.1 must be installed with a quick-release latch.

- Seats must be mounted to a seat frame that is welded to the race car frame/roll cage structure. Attaching points, angles, and materials for the seat frame and mounting of the seat to the seat frame must be in accordance to the seat manufacturer’s instructions.

- The seat must be mounted a minimum of 30” (inches) from the center of the rear end, measured at the bottom of the seat.

RESTRAINTS:

- The use of a 5, 6, or 7 point driver restraint system certified to SFI Spec 16.1 or 16.5 is REQUIRED no exceptions. All driver restraint systems shall not be in excess of 3 years of age past the date of manufacture. The use of a 7 point driver restraint system is strongly recommended. All mounting points of the racing harness MUST be mounted properly in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and securely mounted to the chassis with the use of grade 5 or better hardware.

WINDOW NETS:

- Window Nets certified to SFI Spec 27.1 are REQUIRED and must be mounted in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and technical director’s satisfaction.

DRIVER WORN EQUIPMENT:

- A helmet certified to Snell SA2010/FIA-8860, Snell SA2015/FIA-8860, SFI 31.1/2010, or SFI 31.1/2015 is REQUIRED.

- A driver suit certified to SFI Spec 3.2A/5 is REQUIRED.

- Gloves certified to SFI Spec 3.3/5 are REQUIRED.

- Socks and Shoes certified to SFI Spec 3.3 are REQUIRED.

- Head and Neck Restraint Devices/Systems are Highly Recommended

- At all times during an Event (practice, qualifying, and competition), drivers must connect their helmet to a head and neck restraint device/system certified to SFI Spec 38.1. The device/system must display a valid SFI Spec 38.1 label. The head and neck restraint device/system, when connected, must conform to the manufacturer’s mounting instructions and must be configured, maintained, and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions

COCKPIT:

- No sharp or protruding edges in or around the cockpit, which would impede the driver’s rapid exit from the car.

- Windshield screens are mandatory. Screens must be securely fastened.

- Flame retardant seat, roll bar, knee, and steering pads or padding are recommended.

FIRE SUPPRESSION: 

- An in-car Fire Suppression system is Highly Recommended.

- All race cars should be equipped with a thermally deployed automatic fire suppression system. The fire suppression system will consist of a DOT-approved cylinder manufactured from aluminum or steel with a capacity of ten (10) lbs. of fire extinguishing agent, steel or steel reinforced lines, and two (2) thermally activated discharge nozzles.

All systems must meet or exceed SFI 17.1 specifications.

Systems must be fully charged with ten (10) lbs. of DuPont FE-36, 3M NOVEC 1230, or Fire Aide and display a legible and valid SFI and manufacturer label depicting fire extinguishing agent, capacity, and certification date. Cylinders that or beyond the useful certification date must be inspected, serviced, and re-labeled by the manufacturer.

Cylinders must be mounted forward of the fuel cell. Cylinders must be securely mounted to the frame/roll cage assembly. The certification label must be unobstructed and easily accessible for inspection when the mounting is complete.

The cylinder must be connected to the nozzles with steel or steel-reinforced lines.

Two (2) thermally activated nozzles must be used. One (1) nozzle must be located directly above the fuel cell in the fuel cell area and the second nozzle must be located in the driver cockpit area. An optional manual override cable may be added to the system.

- Drivers under the age of 18 are REQUIRED to have a HEAD SOCK, window net, gloves, and either a neck collar or a head and neck restraint system in addition to all other required safety equipment in place.

MISCELLANEOUS RULES :

- Tech inspectors have final ruling on all questions of legality. A pre-race inspection will be made to ensure SAFETY only.

- Questions of legality can and will be answered during the pre-race inspection if asked by the entrant. No guarantee of legality shall be expressed or implied during pre-race inspection. Legality will be determined in POST-race inspection.

- Competitors must present cars for inspection prior to participating in any racing event.

- No two-way radios of any kind allowed.

- RACEceiver or a like device is mandatory at all times on track.

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