Midget Series Contest Rules


600 Micro Seiries rules can be found in .pdf format HERE

*rule updated 2-28-13

ATV VEHICLES 60
BRAKES 56
BUMPER 58
CAR CONSTRUCTION 44
CAR SIZE LIMIT* (B) 42
CLUTCH 55
DRIVER 31
ELECTRONICS 52
ENGINE SIZE LIMITS (RPM removed) 43
EXHAUST 46
FIRE WALL 47
FUEL SYSTEM* (C) 51
GENERAL 30
IGNITION 52
INSURANCE 32
LINE UP* (3, 5, additions, Provisionals) 34
NERFING BARS 53
PENALTY 40
POINT SYSTEM* (H) 61
PROTESTS 39
RADIO* (B) 63
RED FLAG PERIOD 37
REVOLVING PARTS 45
ROLL CAGE* (A, F,) 50
SAFETY 38
SCORING AND FINISH 41
SEATING SYSTEM 57
START AND FIRST LAP RESTART* (A) 35
STEERING 54
SUSPENSION* (G, shocks) 54
THROTTLE 48
TIME TRIALS* (E) 33
TIRES 59
TROPHY AWARDS 62
WHEELS 49
YELLOW CAUTION PERIOD 36

 

RULE 30 - GENERAL

A. Rules may be established for a special situation by a regular meeting of the Board of Directors, or by the majority of the board present at a race. 

B. The Director of Competition will be appointed by the President but must be approved by the Board of Directors. The Director of Competition will have full authority in establishing and enforcing competition rules, as well as conducting the race event. The Director of Competition shall not be an active car owner or driver.

C. MANDATORY MEETING OF DRIVERS, CAR REPRESENTATIVE AND OFFICIALS

Prior to each race the Director of Competition shall conduct a meeting of the driver's and car representatives for the discussion and interpretation of the rules and any specific regulations applying to that race. All drivers are required to attend, and it is the driver's responsibility to do so. Any driver failing to attend may be penalized by the BMARA officials (including disqualification) and shall be charged with knowledge of the matters discussed at such meeting as if they had been present.

D. FLAGS

1. Flag Signals: The starter shall use flag signals according to the following code:

a. Green Flag: Start - Course is clear

b. Yellow Flag: Caution – reduce speed immediately and maintain your position (See Rule 36)

c. Red Flag: Stop – Race is halted (See Rule 37)

d. Black Flag: Pull off racetrack with caution to the designated area. Car will not be scored if it does not stop on next lap. Any car not maintaining a competitive speed, driving irregularly, suspected of leaking fluids or suspected of being unsafe may be black flagged from the track.

e. Royal Blue with Orange Diagonal Stripe: A lapping driver is attempting to pass: hold position on line and let faster car pass.

f. White Flag: Indicates one lap remaining. In the event of a yellow or red flag, lineup reverts back to previous completed green flag lap. Restart will be with green, white, checkered.

g. Checkered Flag: Indicates Race Completion. A race is complete when the checkered flag is displayed regardless of distance.

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RULE 31 - DRIVERS

A. All drivers must use their own legal name in all racing events.

B. In order to drive a racecar in BMARA race meets, a person must be at least 16 years of age by the end of calendar year. Drivers age 16 by the end of calendar year and 17 years of age must, after receiving approval from the BMARA Board of Directors to compete, have on file with BMARA a notarized waiver as required by insurance company requirements.

C. The Flagman or Director of Competition shall have the right to prohibit the participation of any driver or car, which may be determined as unfit or unsafe.

D. It is recommended that all drivers have an annual doctor's report stating that they are in good physical condition to be submitted prior to racing each year. Any permit or license requiring an annual physical will be acceptable. Physicals cannot be more than one year old from the day of the last race of the year

E. Any driver seriously injured at a race and/or taken to the hospital shall need a medical release before being allowed to compete in future events.

F. Any driver injured in an accident or involved in a flip (upside down) must be evaluated by the onsite medical Personnel before competing in another event.

G. All drivers without previous experience (3 races at any club) in a national midget series must register at their first race with BMARA as rookie candidate. Cars being driven by rookie drivers must have a brightly colored rookie flag attached to the upper ring of the roll cage and will start at the rear of any event run until the Director of Competition determines they are ready for competition. Cars driven by rookie drivers must have bright yellow paint or tape on the rear of the headrest. It must be clearly visible from the rear of the car and must remain on the car for the duration of their rookie season.

H. All drivers must wear the approved racing apparel at all times they are in their car on the race track and when starting cars in the pit area, when permitted.

1. HELMETS: Full Face Helmets must be worn and will be subject to inspections. Helmets must meet minimum requirements of Snell 2005 or SFI Foundation Specification 31.1 and be labeled as such.

2. UNIFORMS: All drivers must wear fire resistant head sock/helmet skirt, underwear, socks, shoes, gloves, and a one-piece uniform fitted snugly around the neck wrists and ankles. These items must meet SFI Foundation Specifications 3.2A and 3.3 and be labeled as such.

3. DENTURES: All drivers will remove dentures before starting an event.

4. ARM RESTRAINTS: Arm restraints are mandatory. Restraints must meet SFI Foundation Specification 3.3 and be labeled as such.

5. HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT: The use of a head and neck restraint system certified as meeting SFI Foundation Specification 38.1 and labeled as such.

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RULE 32 - INSURANCE

A. No benefits shall be awarded any person for injury, unemployment or death except at regularly sanctioned association race meets nor shall they receive benefits if the injury occurs before permission is granted to warm up at said race meet or as per insurance coverage. All such benefits shall be limited to the existing contract or insurance coverage.

B. In case a promoter carries the insurance coverage, the association may, by Board of Director action, underwrite the insurance coverage to our limits for our members where payment of claims are so delayed as to constitute a hardship. Such advances are to be promptly repaid to the association by the member on receipt of claim payments from the primary coverage.

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RULE 33 - TIME TRIALS

A. Time trial positions will be drawn at the scoring stand before the start of warm-ups. Drawings will close at the end of the warm-ups and all additional cars will be put at the end of the qualifying line.

B. QUALIFYING ORDER - 2 consecutive laps

C. SPIN-OUTS
1. Forfeit lap that spin-out occurs in

2. If spins out in both attempts, must go to end of the qualifying line for final attempt of one lap only.

D. Cars not ready to take their turn for their time trial attempt will go to the end of the qualifying line and get one lap only.

E. No cars will be allowed to qualify after the start of the first event.

F. If time limitations do not allow for time trials, all cars will be put in heat races by drawing for positions and the number of heats will be increased if necessary.

G. There will be no work done to the track surface during qualifying.

H. Timer failure is the only reason for re-time trial.

I. A driver may change cars at any time but, if driving a car other than the car they qualified, they must start at the rear of the field regardless of time trial position.

J. An exception to the above rule will be observed if a car engine blows during time trials. They may time another car that has not previously been timed and take their time trial position governed by (a) of the time trial rules above. If the car they switch to has already had its full time trial laps, they must start at the rear of the field.

K. If a driver leaves their original car, they may not return to that car.

L. After a car has taken its prescribed time trial laps, it cannot qualify again.

M. Any race car that has a decibel meter reading above the level required for local conditions will forfeit that time trial and may go to the end of the line to retime one (1) lap only to meet the noise level requirement and establish their time trial time for race line up. Any racecar that exceeds the noise level requirement will not be allowed to race at that race meet. (Note this rule is duplicated in rule 46(D) - Exhaust)

N. Cars missing hot laps will get warm up start during qualifyng before taking the 2 lap qualifying atempt.

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RULE 34 - LINE - UP

RACING FORMAT FOR 32 CARS OR MORE: (Note # number refers to Qualifying Position)

1. "C" Feature - 18 cars #33 thru #50 - straight up

3. Heats -32 cars are lined up according to their time in an inverted, staggered manner

4. "B" Feature - 21 cars – all cars straight up by time trial

A. 16 cars from Heats #1, 2, 3, & 4 with cars placing 5, 6, 7, & 8

B. 5 cars from "C" Feature with cars placing 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

5. "A"-Feature - 22 cars- 8 -10 cars from heat finish draw for inversion with cars not inverting get time back and lined up with balance straight up by time trial

A. 16 cars from Heats #1, 2, 3, & 4 with cars placing 1, 2, 3, & 4

B. 6 cars placing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 from "B" Feature alternates from "B" Feature.

6. The field of cars will cut off at 50 cars. Cars not able to qualify for 50 spots will not run
any events.


PROVISIONALS BY CAR OWNER POINTS
The top 10 in Entrant points will be eligible for one provisional start per season with the top Entrants in points, not qualifying for the feature the first recipient. If an eligible Entrant elects not yo use a provisional, his/her position will be taken by the next highest in point standings. Provisional will pay the finished position minus last place monry.

Prior to June 1st , Provisionals will be based upon the season ending points from the previous season. After June 1st Provisionals will be based on the current point standings as posted prior to the event.

DROP OUT CARS
Cars that earn a place in the feature by taking a green flag in qualify or heat get last place in feature points and money.

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LINE-UP WITHOUT TIME TRIALS

The Heat Line-ups will be determined from the draw, straight up

The "B" Feature
1. Drivers that score points in positions seventeen (17) to last car will start straight up for the "B" Feature.
2. The top six (6) finishers in the "B" Feature will transition to the "A" Feature.

The "A" Feature
1. 8 -10 cars from heat finish draw for inversion with cars not inverting get points back and lined up with balance straight up by points.
2. Point positions not in inversion will line straight up behind the inverted cars.
3. The top six (6) finishers from the B Feature will transfer straight up to the back of the "A" Feature.

 

 

 

START 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
FINISH                        
1 100 105 110 115 120 125 130 135 140 145 150 155
2 91.5 93 98 103.3 108 113 118 123 128 133 138 143
3 83 84.5 86 91 96 101 106 111 116 121 126 131
4 74.5 76 77.5 79 84 89 94 99 104 109 114 119
5 66 67.5 69 70.5 72 77 82 87 92 97 102 107
6 57.5 59 60.5 62 63.5 65 70 75 80 85 90 95
7 49 50.5 52 53.5 55 56.5 58 63 68 73 78 83
8 40 42 43.5 45 46.5 48 49.5 51 56 61 66 71
9 32.5 33.5 35 36.5 38 39.5 41 42.5 44 49 54 59
10 23.5 25 26.5 28 29.5 31 32.5 34 35.5 37 42 47
11 15 16.5 18 19.5 21 22.5 24 25.5 27 28.5 30 35
12 6.5 8 9.5 11 12.5 14 15.5 17 18.5 20 21.5 23

LINE-UPS WHEN THERE ARE NOT 4 HEATS

1. HEATS Top 3 to A feature 4th place & fastest car not in top 4 to Qualifier. 5 –8 to B feature

HEAT #1 – 8 cars 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 24

HEAT #2 - 8 cars 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 19, 23

HEAT#3 - 8 cars 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 17, 21

2. Qualifier Race 4 cars 4 laps, 4Th place +fastest car not in top 4 in heats
Line up by draw, winner to A feature with time back.(does not run B feature) 2, 3, 4 to B feature

3. B Feature Top 3 get time back in A feature, (if no time start behind of cars that got there time back) balance line up straight-up by B-Feature finish regardless of time trial.

4. A Feature

Invert top 10 by time
B feat #4 place and back, start in A by finish ib B, behind
Cars with time back from heats, qualifier & B feat

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RULE 35 - START & FIRST LAP RESTARTS

A. A racecar called to the starting line for a race must start and join the field before the field has circled the track three (3) times. If the car does not join the field in the allowed time, it may be asked to pull into the pits at the discretion of the Director of Competition. The cars will move forward in the original line-up with no criss-crossing. The provisional will start at the rear of the line. No provisionals will be added to the line-up after the green flag drops.

B. First Lap Spin

1. Any restart prior to the first lap being scored will be with cars in the original two abreast line up. Any car stopping or not completing the first lap shall be placed at the rear of the field.

2. On further restarts, cars spinning or stopping will start at the rear of the field.

3. No repairs will be made on restarts on the yellow flag.

C. Any car spinning 360° and not stopping will be automatically disqualified.

D. Cars pushing off for the race will not pass the pole car in hot laps before the start.

E. A car that is started is not allowed to stop prior to the green flag for any reason other than driver safety equipment with a track official and only one pit crew on the front straight to get starting position back.

F. Any car that changes the right rear tire after the start of any event must go to the rear of the field on the restart.

G. On two abreast starts there will be a line or cone in turn 4. The front two cars must be somewhat even at that line or cone for a legal start.

H. Cars not ready to start or restart a race will be allowed the time it takes the pole car to circle the finish line three (3) times after the remainder of the field is lined up.

I. In the event that the sun makes it unsafe to start a race, a driver may stop on the front stretch before the green flag is displayed. The track will go red and all cars will park on the front stretch.

J. Cars pulling off the racing surface, except for designated work area during A & B features, at any time after being pushed off, will be done for that event. Cars not on the racing surface when a race is stopped may not restart in that event.

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RULE 36 - YELLOW CAUTION PERIOD

A. The penalty for jumping starts and causing a yellow flag will be at the discretion of the Director of Competition. Penalties range from going to rear of field to being put into the pits.

B. When the yellow flag or light is displayed, all cars shall slow down to a fast idle and form a single file line nose to tail and hold their positions. Officials will correct the line-up when they receive it from the scorers. Drivers who fail to get into proper single file order or do not go to their assigned position will be sent to the rear of the field or disqualified for that event.

C. The failure of the flagman or scorer to notify a driver of a violation in no way relieves the driver from the responsibility of observing the "No Passing" regulation and the penalty attached to the illegal passing.

D. In races, caution laps will NOT be counted toward the completion of the race. When, in the judgment of the flagman, the race can be resumed, the driver leading the race shall be given the green flag. There must be a minimum of two laps under the green flag before the conclusion of any race. No race may finish under the yellow flag unless the flagman deems it necessary and in that case, their decision is final.

E. In the event of a yellow flag, the cars will be restarted in the order of the last completed lap in which all cars crossed the start-finish line under the last completed green flag lap.

F. Drivers that stop on the yellow and are allowed to restart must remain race ready (seated & buckled with helmet on).

G. Pit crews are not allowed on the race track during yellow flag laps unless the car is allowed to restart.

H. On restarts, lapped cars will maintain their relative position to the balance of the field as in the previous lap.

I. On single file restarts, a restart cone on the front stretch will be used. The flagman will signal one lap to green. The leader must maintain reasonable pace lap speed and fully accelerate at the restart cone. No on-and-off the gas tactics, by the leader, will be tolerated and will result in a penalty. The leader and the entire field must pass between the cone and the outside wall. No passing is permitted prior to passing the cone. The field needs to be nose-to-tail and not allow gaps between cars. Cars hitting the cone, going on the wrong side of the cone, jumping the start, or passing before the cone, will result in a 2 position penalty for every car passed or going to the rear of the field for multiple violations. lf a car or cars commits any violation, a complete restart will be called for.

J. No repairs will be made before restarts during yellow flag laps in Trophy Dash, Heats, & "C" Feature.

K. Cars doing repairs in designated work area off track during yellow flag can be restarted before the one lap to go signal is displayed by the flagman in the "B" and or "A" Feature

L. After one lap of the race is completed, each car is allowed only one restart and will start at the rear of the field.

M. Cars responsible for causing a yellow flag will restart at rear of field. (This does not include debris on the track)

N. Car that takes out another Car (deliberately) will start at rear of field on the restart.

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RULE 37 - RED FLAG PERIOD

A. No person shall be allowed on the racing surface, without permission from a BMARA official, during a red flag period without the racing surface being declared open by the Director of Competition. Participants must remain in the pit area and off the racing surface, until the white flag is displayed and the track is declared open. For any participant who goes onto the racing surface before the racing surface is declared open, the penalty will be loss of pit pass privileges for the remainder of the race meet.

B. When a red flag comes out for a car on its side or a rollover, that car cannot restart in that event with the exception of qualifying, at which time the car must be approved by BMARA officials and take one lap at end of the line. The car can, however, restart in future events that day after technical approval by a BMARA official.

C. Drivers of cars flipping (upside down) must report to the ambulance immediately.

D. In the event the race must be stopped by the flagman because of an accident or obstruction on the track or if the track surface becomes too dangerous for further competition, cars still on the track not making contact in the accident, shall be restarted in accordance with the previously scored green flag lap. Cars making contact, if able to restart, shall be restarted in the same lap but at the rear of the field.

E. Cars not involved in the accident in the event of a race being stopped because of a red flag will be allowed servicing providing the car does not leave the track and the servicing is done in the same 5 minute repair period allotted to cars involved in the accident. All will be restarted in the order of the last completed lap in which all cars crossed the start-finish line under the green flag.

F. If contact is made anywhere during a red flag lap and there is repairable damage to the cars, those cars must start at the rear of the field.

G. If a car is unable to stop at a red flag incident, the brakes will be checked in accordance with Rule 56(B). If found not suitable but able to make repairs during the red flag period, the car will be restarted in accordance with the previously scored green flag lap.

H. Cars unable to stop at during a red flag incident due to non-mechanical failure will result in a two (2) position penalty

I. If an inadvertent red flag or red light is shown without a red flag incident, there will be no work allowed on the cars and all cars will restart in accordance to the previously scored green flag lap.

J. Car that takes out another Car (deliberately) will start at rear of field on the restart.

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RULE 38 - SAFETY

A. No person shall be allowed to sit in or stand next to a disabled car on the racetrack during the event. Safety crew shall remove disabled cars as quickly as possible if they are a hazard or are obstructing the racetrack.

B. There will be no tow cars allowed in the infield during racing events. No one will be allowed to load up until the end of the "A" feature, without BMARA prior approval.

C. Fire Prevention: No smoking will be permitted within 25 feet of racecars. Anyone found violating this rule will be removed from the pit area. Entrants must have, in their possession, in the pit area a fully charged dry powder fire extinguisher of five (5) pound minimum capacity.

D. No car will be in motion unless the designated driver is wearing a helmet, race uniform, arm restraints, race shoes, and gloves. Seat belts must be fastened, and hood in place on the racecar.

E. See Rule 60 for ATV usage.

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RULE 39 - PROTESTS

A. A protest, to be considered, must be accompanied by an "earnest fee" of $100.00. The protest must be in writing and must be presented to the BMARA officials at the race meet before the pay-off. It must state the race violation or judgment of the BMARA official being protested and it must contain what settlement is considered proper and the reasons for such settlement. The $100.00 earnest fee shall be returned, if, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, the protest had merit. The $100.00 earnest fee shall be forfeited and shall go into the General Fund if the protest is held invalid.

Cars to be spot-checked will be selected at the discretion of the Director of Competition.

On engine protests, a fee of $100.00 must be presented to check an engine with P&G checker. If the engine is found to be legal, $80.00 goes to the car owner and $20.00 goes to the treasury. A fee of $200.00 must be presented to remove a head(s) with $180.00 to the car owner and $20.00 to the treasury, if found to be legal. In both cases, the protest fee will be returned if the engine is found to be illegal.

The driver of any car found illegal shall get 40% of the money and points for last spot in all events participated in. The owner's share of 60% of the last spot in ALL EVENTS goes into the General Fund. The remaining cars running would be moved up one position from the protested position. Owner and owner-driver combinations will lose all points and monies obtained for that program.

B. The Board of Directors shall consider the protest before paying off the protested positions.

C. When a protest is clearly not the fault of the driver or pit crew, the payoff may be made at the discretion of the officers present. The protest may be considered at the next Board of Directors meeting with any adjustment made to come out of the General Fund.

D. If caught with an oversized engine, the car owner will FORFEIT ALL POINTS accumulated for that year and will be suspended for the remainder of the season.

E. Any engine can be checked for size before a race with the P&G checker upon request of any three Board of Director members.

F. Any engine found oversized must be checked the following year before the car can be raced.

G. All protests must be filed within 30 minutes from the finish of the last BMARA race of the day.

H. Only car owners and drivers participating in the race program can protest at that race program.

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RULE 40 - PENALTY

A. A violation of any competition rule will result in the forfeit of all championship points for that race unless another penalty is provided for a particular violation.

B. The Board of Directors will pass on the penalty for the violation of any association rule and the ruling on a violation by an official may be appealed.

C. The penalty for rough driving could be a warning for the first offense and $200.00 fine or payoff for last place in event run, whichever is greater, for additional offenses.

D. The car owner is responsible for all personnel on their pit crew.

E. Anybody fighting at a race will be out for the rest of the night and a minimum of 2-race meets (rain outs do not count as a meet). Car owner/driver combination will allow the car to run but owner/driver cannot be in the pits. The aggressor is the person going to someone else's pits or car and self-defense will be allowed.

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RULE 41 - SCORING AND FINISH

A. A race is complete after at least half of the laps in the "B" feature and/or the "A" feature are run.

B. If a race is stopped by the use of a red flag or yellow flag and not restarted and is subsequently ruled complete, the finishing order will be determined by ranking all the cars in order by total laps completed and sequence of completion for the last officially completed green flag race lap. Cars involved in the red or yellow flag incident will be scored at the rear of the field in the last green flag lap that the car completed.

C. When multiple cars drop out on the same yellow flag lap, they will be scored as they crossed the finish line on the previous green flag lap.

D. In the case of a rainout, whereby the "B" feature and/or "A" feature are not run, money and points will be divided equally among cars qualifying by time trial. This includes dropouts and cars transferring from completed events. If the "B" feature is not run, there would be no cars transferring for the feature money. When "A" feature & "B" feature are not run, the money for the last 7 places in the original feature payoff schedule will be transferred to the "B" feature payoff to be divided equally. Points will be awarded for all events run.

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RULE 42 - CAR SIZE LIMITS

A. The wheelbase must be at least 66 inches and not more than 76 inches.

B. All cars will weigh minimum of 1050 pounds including the driver subject to the accuracy of the scale as the car leaves the track at the end of the feature event.

RULE 43 - ENGINE SIZE LIMITS (No clean-Up)

Titanium crankshafts are prohibited Max. Cubic Inches

A. Push Rod - Cast Iron Block and Head Chevy II 4 Cylinder 

184

  Monza 4 Cylinder  
  Chevy V-6 60 degree   
  Upright Sesco  
  Chevy V-4   
  Chevy II with V-8 Head  
  Capri V-6  
B. Push Rod - Cast Iron Block with Alloy Head   175
C. Push Rod - Alloy Block   166
D. Sinqle Overhead Cam 2-valve four cylinder in line aluminum block and head  161
  (Pinto, Esslinger)  
E. Double Overhead Cam - 2 Valve Offy  128
  Kawasaki V-8  
F. Horizontally opposed Push Rod V.W.  166
  Scat  
  Corvair  
G. Single Cam in Block - 4 Valve Gurney Westlake 133
H. Double Overhead Cam -4 Valve Cosworth  125
  Vega   
  Suzuki V-8  
I. Two Cycle   123
J. Rotary Mazda 1146 C.C.
  Super-Charged or Turbo-Charged (all of above at 1/2 allowed).  
K. Sesco Water-Cooled 2 x 4 - Engine Only   153
L. GM Quad 4 Cast Iron Block & Aluminum Head   140.00 
M. Double Overhead Cam - 4 Valve Cast iron block with alloy head 132
O. Six Cylinder, V-type, Alloy block and Alloy head (Maximum 90 degree) 166
P. Suburu Single Overhead Cam 4 Valve 4 Cylinder. Opposed alloy block and head 134
Q. Push Rod - Alloy Block with non-cross flow Alloy Head.  (Intake & Exhaust On same side) example Fontana  174.00
Sealed EST Esslinger   9400 rpm
R. Fontana sealed engine   7800 rpm

The above mentioned engines are EXAMPLES ONLY.

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RULE 44 - CAR CONSTRUCTION

A. All revolving parts inside the cockpit must be shielded by a suitable guard. (Moved from Rule 45) All cars must be equipped with a drive shaft restraining hoop securely attached to the chassis. Minimum hoop material is 1 inch by .095 inch steel tubing. (Moved from 54e)

B. Right side cockpit panels may be a maximum of 33 ½ inches high as measured from the top of the bottom frame tube at the motor plate and projected rearwards.

Left side cockpit panels may be a maximum of 20 ½ inches high as measured from the top of the bottom frame tube at the motor plate and projected rearward.

C. All bolts and fasteners used for other than body parts must be Grade 5 or better.

D. Sharp chassis protrusions (grease fittings, cotter keys, etc.) must not be located where they may cause damage.

E. Rear view mirrors will NOT be allowed.

F. All cars must be painted after their third appearance or show a justifiable excuse. Buffed and polished metal shall be acceptable. All numbers must be of not more than 2 digits between 12" and 18" high and must be of a color contrasting the car.

G. Numbers will be allotted by the BMARA Secretary for cars having competed in one-fourth of the previous season's race meets. Cars not previously in the association will have their choice of numbers not in use. If the championship car owner wishes number 1, they may take the number for the current year. The regular number for that car will be held in reserve for that year should they want it back at the tenure of their championship.

H. Cars leaking fuel, oil or water on the track will be immediately flagged off the track. On asphalt tracks, cars must have a radiator overflow tank approved by the Technical Committee.

I. Any hood or cowl panels higher than 33 ½ inches on the right side and 20 ½ inches on the left side may not extend rearward part a point 24 inches forward of the rear vertical (or most forward) roll cage tube.

J. Side panels cannot extend rearward past the rear diagonal roll cage tube/brace or an imaginary line between the back edge of the rear torsion tube and the back edge of the rear roll cage member. The rear roll cage member is defined as the top tube behind the driver where the a-frame connects. Regardless of the imaginary line, side panels may not extend horizontally beyond the most rearward cage uprights.

K. Sail panels between the rear cage up-right and brace are allowed. Sail panels may not be flared outwards. Sail panels may not extend forward past a cross plane established by the most rearward part of the seat.

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RULE 45 – REVOLVING PARTS

A. All revolving parts inside the cockpit must be shielded by a suitable guard.

RULE 46 - EXHAUST

A. Exhaust system must be designed to create a minimum of fire hazard and a minimum hazard to other competitors.

B. Exhaust pipes passing close to the driver must have raised metal guards.

C. All cars must have each exhaust pipe equipped in such a manner to reduce the noise level to acceptable levels set by the Board of Directors as required by local conditions and to be measured with a decibel meter at a prescribed position during time trails.

D. Any race car that has a decibel meter reading above the level required for local conditions will forfeit that time trial and may go to the end of the line to retime one (1) lap only to meet the noise level requirement and establish his time trial time for race line up. Any racecar that exceeds the noise level requirement will not be allowed to race at that race meet. (Note this rule is duplicated in Rule 34(M) Time Trial)

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RULE 47 - FIRE WALL

A.An effective firewall of metal at least 0.0625 inch thick or other approved fire retarding material must be installed between the engine compartment and the cockpit. It must be as leak proof as practical. The motor plate may not be made from carbon fiber, honeycomb or other composite materials.

RULE 48 - THROTTLE

A. Throttle toe straps are mandatory and the linkage must be so constructed that bringing back the throttle pedal with the toe strap will close the throttle valves. There will be a minimum of 3 throttle springs.

RULE 49 - WHEELS

A. Rim diameter must be 13 inches.

B. Rim width is limited to 8 inches for both front wheels and left rear and a maximum of 10 inches on the right rear.

C. Eight inches (8") maximum wheel width on all cars with 6" or more offset from center of crank shaft to center of car (for asphalt ONLY).

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RULE 50 - ROLL CAGE

A. A roll cage is mandatory. The roll cage must be secured and attached to a strong component of the car and adequately braced fore and aft to secure it in an upright position. The cage must extend over 2" (4" recommended) above the top of the driver's helmet when he is sitting in an upright position. The normal height is 36 inches measured on a line equivalent to the driver's spine when seated in the car.

B. The cage-type roll bar must be constructed of 1 3/8" 4130 SAI ally steel tubing with .095-inch wall thickness or equivalent structural strength on new construction for 1980 and on.

C. All roll cages must pass the inspection of the Safety Committee.

D. No airfoil, wing, spoiler or other air deflection devices will be permitted.

E. A foam rubber headrest must be mounted directly behind the driver's head, in lieu of a high back seat.

F. Roll cage padding – All chassis protrusions, roll cage tubes and roll bars in close proximity to the drivers helmet must be padded with securely attached with a resilient material conforming to SFI Foundation Specification 45.1

G. It is required that all cars not running a full containment seat must have cage nets on both the left and right sides of the roll cage for all events. All roll cage nets must conform to SFI Foundation Certification 37.1 and labeled as such.
a. The life of roll cage nets shall not exceed two (2) years.
b. Caution should be used when positioning roll cage nets to be certain that the drivers head cannot get under the net in case of an accident.
c. The bottom of the roll cage net should be as close to the top of the shoulder as possible.
d. The connection of the roll cage net to the chassis must be a rigid connection that does not allow the cage nets to slide up or down.

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RULE 51 - FUEL SYSTEM

A. All fuel tanks, fuel cells, bladders or plastic tanks, must be constructed and supported in a matter to avoid rupture or breakage. All cars must be equipped with a fuel cell and tail tank meeting the requirements of BMARA and SFI Foundation Specification 28.2.

B. Fuel systems must be equipped with a shut-off device located within easy reach of the driver and the rescue crew. The ignition switch and fuel value must be clearly marked with on/off.

C. All cars must use a midget tail tank with minimum capacity of 18 US gallons.

D. Fuel tanks may not be made from carbon fiber or carbon/Kevlar materials.

E. Fuel

1. Fuel is restricted to methanol only. The addition of any material(s) to the fuel is strictly prohibited.

2. The addition of any material(s) to the intake air or the addition of any mechanical device(s) essential to the application of this material(s) is strictly prohibited.

3. Any device, which artificially reduces the temperature of the fuel, is strictly prohibited.

4. Lubricants may be added for 2 cycle engines.

5. All fuel is subject to testing at any time. Any fuel that does not conform to the BMARA standards, as administered at the racetrack, will be considered illegal. The use of illegal fuel could result in disqualification from the event and/or the entire race program.

F. The top three cars in the feature will have fuel tested to meet BMARA standards.

G. A driver may not be seated in the racecar during fueling at any time, including the designated pit area. The penalty for violation will be to start at the rear of the field.

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RULE 52 - IGNITION - ELECTRONIC

A. All cars must have an ignition switch or emergency shut off within easy reach of the driver and labeled "on/off".

B. The use of electronic logic processors to control any function of the racecar and/or any system for gathering continuous data from any function of the race is strictly prohibited. (Note this rule does not include electronic ignition and/or electronic tachometers).

C. Electronic Ignition that has download and/or programmable computer port capability must have computer port sealed before hot laps.

D. A BMARA track official must be present to use computer port for trouble shooting Ignition after the start of time trials.

E. The use of TRACTION CONTROL (TC) AND/OR ON THE FLY VARIABLE TIMING CONTROL (OTF-VTC) is strictly prohibited. In the case of the M.S.D. and EFI type engines , the timing curve or cause an intential miss-fire in the engine while the engine is running is strictly prohibited.

G. BMARA reserves the right to impound or confiscate any ignition system that is suspect of containing any type of the prohibited function mentioned above. The ignition in question will be returned to the original manufacture for testing. If the ignition is found to be legal, it will be returned to the car owner asap. If the ignition is found to be illegal, the illegal components will be destroyed along with the car owner forfeiting all points awarded for the entire season and will forfeit all prize money for the race that the illegal parts were confiscated. The car and the car owner will be banned from racing with BMARA for the period of one year from the date of the infraction. The car owner will also be subject to a $1000.00 fine prior to their participation in future races. Failure to turn over the ignition system will deem the car owner guilty and subject to the above.

RULE 53 - NERFING BARS

A. The car must be equipped with a front and rear bumper, left and right nerf bars securely fastened to the structural
components of the car. The front bumper must be a single tube design.
B. Titanium bumpers and/or nerf bars will not be allowed
C. Bumper material shall have a minimum O.D. size of 7/8 inch, and a maximum O.D. size of 1 inch and must be constructed of round steel or stainless steal tubing. There shall be no bumpers or nerf bars allowed with a wall thickness of less than 0.065 inch, nor a wall thickness of greater than 0.120.
D. Bumpers and nerf bars must be secured by bolts, a minimum size of 10/32's.

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RULE 54 - STEERING - SUSPENSIONS

A. Removable steering wheels incorporating a quick release mechanism conforming to SFI Foundation Specification 42.1 are mandatory. No plastic components may be used. Pin type mechanisms are not allowed.

B. A quick release type steering wheel is mandatory, and no plastic components can be used.

C. It is recommended that cars have an annual Magnuflux inspection of cross shafts, up and down shaft, steering gears and front spindles. The above Magnuflux may be required following an accident if requested by the Safety Committee.

D. Steering wheel hubs on all racecars must be padded with minimum ¾ inch resilient material.

E. The use of carbon fiber, carbon/kevlar, or other composite material as structural chassis component, suspension, or components in driveline including the rear end, is not allowed.

F. Titanium front axles, rear axles, steering arms, and torsion arms are not allowed,

G. Shock absorbers may be adjusted remotely by only manual methods. Shock absorbers
can not operate or be adjusted electronically. Digital shock readout is allowable as long as it does not control any function of the shock absorber.

RULE 55 - CLUTCH

A. The clutch must be rendered inoperative during the race, but can be left on the car at the discretion of Director of Competition.

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RULE 56 - BRAKES

A. Cars must be equipped with a suitable braking system.

B.Carbon, carbon composite or titanium brake discs are not allowed. Brake pad material is open.

C. Carbon or carbon composite brake discs components are not allowed. Brake pad material is open.

D. The cars must have a substantial brake and throttle arrangement

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RULE 57 - SEATING SYSTEM

A. SEAT BELTS. The use of an approved seat belt with a latch/lever release is mandatory. Rotary mechanisms are not allowed. Both the fastening design and condition of the belts are subject to inspection of the Safety Committee. Minimum width of three inches (3") with 8000-pound minimum tensile (loop test) strength. All safety belts and shoulder harnesses must bear the date of manufacture and shall not be used for more than two (2) years from the date of manufacture. All seat belts must meet SFI Foundation Specification 16.1 and be labeled as such.

B. Five or six point (crotch) belts connected to the main belt quick release mechanism and securely attached to the chassis are mandatory.

C. All belts should be worn as tight as possible. Seat belts must come through the seat at the bottom on each side thereby wrapping and holding the pelvic area over the greatest possible area. Belts should come through the seat at the bottom on both sides so as to hold the pelvic area at a point below the anterior superior iliac spines. Under no condition may it be worn over the area of the intestines and abdomen. At any point where the belt passes through the side of the seat, the seat edges must be rolled or have grommets to prevent chafing or cutting of the belt material. All the belts connected to the main belt release system are mandatory. Both the fastening design and the condition of the belt are subject to the inspection of the Safety Committee.

D. SEATS: Aluminum seats are mandatory and must be of high back style. The seat must be mounted to the chassis in a minimum of four (4) places with a minimum of 5/16" steel bolt with large O.D. washers (minimum 1 ½") on seat surface secured with nuts and/or threaded into frame. Each mounting hole in the seat must have a steel (minimum .060 thickness) or aluminum (minimum .125 thickness) doubler with minimum 2-inch diameter.

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RULE 58 - BUMPER

A. The car must be equipped with a rear bumper securely fastened to the structural components of the car.

B. Titanium bumpers will not be allowed

RULE 59 - TIRES

A. Tire size is unlimited.

B. 2012 races on May 27, June 10, August 11 & 12, and September 1 (and corresponding rain dates) American SD38 or harder & Hoosier SP-2 or harder can be used on the right rear. American SD33 or Harder & Hoosier D12 or harder on left rear.

All other races on the Badger schedule subject to co-sanction club rules.


RULE 60 - ATV/MOTORIZED SUPPORT VEHICLES

A. ATV vehicles are restricted to pushing racecars.

B. ATV vehicles must have the race car number they are connected with legibly displayed at the front and rear.

C. ATV vehicles must conform to local track requirements.

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RULE 61 - POINT SYSTEM

A. Owners and drivers competing in 75% of BMARA sanctioned point races will share in the point fund. This rule may be waived for any driver injured at a BMARA race at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

B. At co-sanctioned Races car must be BMARA legal to get BMARA points

C. Race Car must have BMARA decal to get point fund money

D. POINTS

POSITION QUALIFY CONSI HEAT B-FEATURE A-FEATURE POSITION
1 12 8 14   90 1
2 10 7 12   80 2
3 9 6 9   75 3
4 8 5 7   65 4
5 7 4 5   55 5
6 6 2     48 6
7 5     20 46 7
8 4     18 44 8
9 3     16 42 9
10 2     15 40 10
11       14 38 11
12       13 36 12
13       12 34 13
14       11 32 14
15       10 30 15
16       9 28 16
17       8 27 17
18       7 26 18
19       6 25 19
20       5 24 20
21       4 23 21
22         22 22

D. No points for relief drivers or promoter choice.

E. No points for participants running under temporary permit or other working agreement club memberships.

F. No points for races run after Labor Day weekend that are not signed before August 1st.

G. The point fund will be divided into 40% to the drivers and 60% to the car owners.

H. The car presented to the first qualifying attempt by one or more cars with the same number & owner must be designated the primary car to receive owner points. When there is no qualify, the first car presented to a heat will be the primary car.

I. No points for car owners or drivers if their membership is not paid in full at the end of the payoff.

J. Cars running in both the "B" feature and "A" feature will get points in the "A" feature only.

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RULE 62 - TROPHY AWARDS

A. Season trophies for the top 6 drivers and owners when there are less than 50 different participants for the season.

B. Season trophies for the top 10 drivers and owners when there are 50 or more different participants for a season.

RULE 63 - RADIO

A. The use of in-car radio transmitting devices is prohibited.

B. The use of receive only BMARA/USAC approved two channel radio is mandatory.(464.5500)

C. Radio procedure:
1. A log will be developed for recording purchasing/rental information
2. Responsible Person:
3. A box will be used to store radios, batteries and ear pieces. All radios and batteries will be labeled and the number recorded on the log when given out.
4. A rental fee of $20.00 will be collected at the time of rental. A driver's license will be required as collateral for the use of a radio or battery.
5. Earpieces will not be rented and must be purchased. Earpieces will be available for purchase for $20.00.
6. Teams will be required to return rented equipment at the completion of the race event, at which time their driver's license will be returned to them.
7. Teams will also be responsible for all costs associated with repairs required on radio equipment. (This is to include cost of shipping)

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