Devils Bowl Speedway

          “Where Fast is Fun”

 

 

     2014 Racing Season

       RaceSaver Sprint Rules

 

 

For Devil’s Bowl Speedway, the Following Rules Apply, and are subject to tech at any time.

 

1.    Tri-Y Headers are legal for 2014

2.    Any right rear Tire is OK as long as it durometers at least 45.

3.    Left rear tire, compound of your choice.

4.    Grooved tires are OK

5.    No tire or wheel bleeders.

6.    Rock guard on cage required.

7.    Knee guard required.

8.    Nose wing is OK.

9.    Top wing to be 2-1/2” dished w/o wicker or flat with 1” wicker.

10.   Mufflers are required

 

The Devil’s Bowl Speedway will follow the following RaceSaver Sprint Rules.

 

RACESAVER® SPRINT SERIES

 2013 Rules

 

Rules are meaningless, if they are not consistently enforced. RACESAVER® participants must insist on proper rules enforcement. We are fortunate to have dedicated regional directors and tech men. Our full technical support is available to every region. We maintain master technical files on every RACESAVER® head supporting each regions technical staff. This enables common rules compliance throughout the Nation. Passionate racers, supporting RACESAVER® principles, are the bedrock of rules enforcement. These rules were specifically created to provide a national rules base.

 

RACESAVER® rules provide an advisory format. They are offered without financial cost to groups that agree to compete under RACESAVER® rules. The basis is an agreement between a region and RACESAVER® wherein we offer a consistent rules format for nationwide competition. Cars that run in RACESAVER® regions are then eligible to run in other regional and national RACESAVER® events. 2012 will mark the 14th annual RACESAVER® Nationals and will be held at Fork Mountain Raceway.

 

Preventing racers from spending their last dollar is nearly impossible, but, RACESAVER® rules, nationally proven through 16 years of hard racing, make it harder for money to buy a win. RACESAVER® rules allow budget racers to be competitive. You can build a engine for less than $5000 that can compete with engines costing 3 times as much. We have documented proof of RACESAVER® engines producing over 435 hp. using unmodified stock rods, crank, and cast pistons. These engines have raced 3 or more seasons without an overhaul or failure. The RACESAVER® Spec head, is the foundation of our rules. We keep heads in stock. All engines must be sealed before they are allowed to compete. The bolts must be drilled for sealing wire on: 2 adjacent cylinder head bolts on each head, 2 intake bolts, and 2 timing cover bolts. All logo and trademark stamps must be intact at time of inspection.

 

Disclaimers::

 The rules and/or policies 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 conduct of all events and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules or policies.

 NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION 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 advisor shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein imposed and further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter minimum acceptable requirements.

 NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATIONS OF SPECIFICATIONS.

 

 The RACESAVER® Sprint Series is comprised of all volunteer, uncompensated officials who cannot be held responsible for any actions taken by participants, host race tracks or their safety crews. By participating in said race events, all participants acknowledge that: Racing is a dangerous sport that could result in injury or death to a participant, spectator or official, and the suitability of the track, race conditions, and safety considerations is solely their responsibility.

 For Information on  rules, or to order RACESAVER® heads:

 Call: RACESAVER® Sprint Series @ 540-923-4541  540-923-4543

 Web sites: www.racesaver.com or www.frenchgrimes.com

 

Objectives:

 This is recreational racing. Safety and cost containment are our objectives. Respect, for competitors, fans, and promoters, is fundamental to our success. Racers and crews are reminded that we are guests of the race tracks. We should be respectful of our hosts decisions and procedures. We should all leave our pit area trash free. All teams should carry containers to remove their trash and any waste fluids.

 

Safety Recommendations:

In order to facilitate rapid response, Fire extinguishers should be readily available. A teams support personnel on the four wheeler should wear a fire suit, gloves, and a helmet.  Four wheelers should have fire extinguishers mounted on them. Water based foam systems will help pull heat away from driver in a fire. Firefighting efforts should concentrate on suppressing the fire on the driver and removing him first.  Tracks should be made aware that methanol burns without much visible flame. As a precaution, anytime there is a significant crash, fire apparatus should respond, even if there is no apparent fire.  Safety awareness is everyone’s responsibility and this should be stressed at each drivers meeting.

 

In support of our emphasis on safe recreational racing; specific safety protocols must be followed by all regions. These procedures need to be integrated with host  race tracks.  Events have demonstrated that our safety protocols should be observed, and must take precedence over track procedures that could possibly be less effective.

 

1: All new prospective RACESAVER® drivers will be interviewed by their regional director and advisory board before being allowed to compete.

 

2: Drivers new to sprint cars must demonstrate their understanding and ability to properly start and stop the car safely.

 

3: NO cars may be started or moved under their own power in an active pit area.

 

4: Any time a car is to be started, the driver must wear all safety gear, including helmet, and must be fully strapped in.

 

5: Cars may only be started in one of 2 places:  A: On the race track. B: In a specifically designated starting area. Such an area must be reserved for the car being started and the push vehicle; and not accessible to the active pits.

 

6: Upon exiting either the racetrack or designated starting area the car must be placed in neutral. Cars will be moved back to their pit area by push vehicles.

 

7: On board fire suppression systems are strongly recommended, as are fire extinguishers in each tow and push vehicle.

 

8: Injuries can happen even when cars are not running. In the event the facilities ambulance and EMT's do not arrive at the same time as the pits open, participants must be aware there is no safety net for any injuries until they arrive.

 

 For Regional Series Directors and direct links, see REGIONS:

 

Heads are not certified for RACESAVER® competition until they are measured, certified, and carry both sets of serial numbers (Brodix & RACESAVER® ) and both logos ( RACESAVER® & FGRS), and are registered with RACESAVER® . Note: All head serial numbers will be maintained  in RACESAVER® master head files, and will be cross checked, and must match our master file, before being allowed to compete in  RACESAVER® events. RACESAVER® sealed engines that participate in, so called, "305" events, that are not specifically sanctioned by RACESAVER®,   must be re-teched prior to competing in subsequent  RACESAVER®  events.   RACESAVER®  sanctions must be obtained by prior consultation and agreement with RACESAVER®

See "news" for updates on registration.

 

Engine Rules:

 1: Blocks, GM 305 V-8s w/ approved casting #'s 361979 460776 460777 460778 14010201 14010202 14010203 14088551 14016381 14016382 14016383 14094766 355909 14093627 14101147 10243878  4715111 10046164 14102058

2: NO ballast weight can be added to a car using a lightened block.

 3: Max C.I. 315.9 No Tolerance. Stroke 3.480" +/- .020.  Max bore 3.801.   If +.020, max bore 3.790

 Bore: Plain cast iron. Sleeves allowed for repair only.

4: Flat top pistons with valve reliefs. Cannot protrude from cylinder bore.

5: Crank, iron or steel, min. weight 48 lbs. 1% tolerance, Main brg. dia. 2.450 -.030. NO weight added to crank except balance metal, which must be welded in place.

6: Steel rods 5.7", rod journal dia. 2.100 -.030. Pan may be removed for inspection.

 7: Cam drive: Chain only. No gear or belt drives. No device to vary running cam timing.

 8: Plain hub or SFI approved damper. Stock location water pump.

 9: Flat tappets, stock (.842) dia. . NO roller, hydraulic, mushroom or radius tappets.

 10: Cam: orig. material, config. & firing order (18436572) No billet or hardened cams.

 11: Springs: Straight wound w/ flat damper. PSI @ seat 90-120#, @.500 lift 330-355#, RACESAVER® : Inst. Ht. 1.650 -1.850, Dia. 1.262 +- .005, Wire dia. .193 +- .002, Free ht. 2.120 max. 1.900 min., 5 full coils .

12: Wet sump, internal pump only, no crankcase vacuum systems.

 13: Rockers: Centered on, & retained by the 3/8"rocker studs. NO shaft systems.

14: Absolute max. valve lift: (.510" int. .535" exh.) @ zero lash @ valve retainer.

15: No girdles, rev kits, or valve train stabilizers. Tappet access for inspection required.

 16: No repositioning, boring or bushing of cam or lifter bores. Max cam dia.1.869 + .002

 17: Valves must retain: Orig. size, length & weight. Stem 11/32", Int.ake 1.94" NO stem undercut. Exhaust 1.60", Orig. stem undercut to .315 , No altered or hollow stems.

 18: Ferrous material only: Valves, Seats, Retainers, Keepers, Push rods, Springs, Tappets, Cam, Crank, Rods, Wrist pins, Fasteners, Main Caps, NO Titanium, Inconel, Ceramics, DLC, Nikasil, or similar materials & processes in engine.

19: Point type Magnetos, or Kettering style ignition. Constant flow fuel injection only.

20: 100 lb. wt. penalty for use of any electronics, incl: ignition, ECU's or active driver aids.

21: RACESAVER® SPEC head: Absolutely NO changes. NO machining, milling, resurfacing, grinding, polishing, welding, acid or caustic work, shot peening, glass beading, coating, or any other process that will alter the machined surfaces or the natural sand cast finish. Must retain all original dimensions & configurations including; Valves, springs, retainers, stems, & guides. The ONLY work allowed is: Re-seating the valves. NO top cuts that extend into the aluminum of the chamber. NO, under the seat relief cuts. NO alterations to as delivered throat size, 1.810 Int. & 1.345 Ex. (+ .000 - .005). NO bowl changes. NO CHANGES! Every dimension of these heads has a gauge dimension that must be met for them to be certified. Any changes will result in disqualification. The stamped identification marks may not be altered.

 22: Compression Ratio: 10.25 to 1 absolute maximum. C.R. checked w/ Whistle, or by pouring the assembled cylinder. Absolute minimum assembled cylinder volume: 70 cc. Heads may NOT be milled !!! Only exception is pre-approved milling to repair surface. All repairs MUST be pre-approved. Contact RACESAVER® @ 540-923-4541 before attempting repairs. A repair authorization number will be issued. After repair, heads must be re-certified and marked accordingly. Original serial numbers and certification marks must be intact. They may not be altered or obscured. Any & all repairs MUST be pre-approved and heads re-certified. If any spec head is found to be modified; it must be REPLACED with a certified spec head.

23: The spirit and intent of the RACESAVER® Engine Rules will prevail.

 

Any attempt to circumvent the rules may result in confiscation of suspect parts, and other significant penalties. We reserve the right to exchange any Spec Head at any time. If heads are altered, NO exchange will be made. Altered heads will be removed from approved head registry. If a RACESAVER® engine competes in a non- sanctioned race, the engine must be re-teched before returning to RACESAVER® events.

 

For Information on Sanctioning requirements, rules clarification, or to order call:

 RACESAVER® Sprint Series @ 540-923-4541 540-923-4543

Web sites: www.racesaver.com or www.frenchgrimes.com

Car Rules:

 

These car rules apply to all interregional and national events. Variances on tire rules, may be allowed at single region events.

 

1: Sprint car appearance. Wheel base 80" minimum, 95" max.

 2: Min. wt. w/ driver after race: 1550 lbs. W/ fire system. No fire system 1575 lbs. Starting weight must allow for fuel burn off. Ballast must be located  between the front motor plate to 12" behind rear motor plate. NO ballast allowed when using a lightened engine block.

3: Rear bumpers & rub rails, steel only, .095 max. wall (Can NOT contain ballast.)

 4: RR Bead lock required. No Bleeders. Min. RR tire durometer 35.

5: Wing: Max. 25 sq. ft., 61" wide, side boards 30" by 72",  Front wing 2'x3' Leading edge no more than 6” ahead of front tires.

6: No cockpit adjustable weight jacks, shocks, or wings.

7: No Ti, carbon, or ceramic brakes. No Ti or carbon rotating parts larger than 1.5" dia.

8: No open drive lines. Safety hoop or strap required. Center section centered in frame.

 9: Fuel bladder & tank shut off required. On board extinguisher strongly recommended.

 10: Pure Methanol only. No additives allowed. Fuel lube subject to test & review.

 11: Safety requirements: Approved SFI helmet, 5 point harness, fire suit, gloves, roll bar padding, shoes, arm restraints. Hans® type device strongly recommended.

 12: Tech official decides legality of entry. Penalties determined by comp committee.

 

Procedures: Participation is by invitation. We reserve the right to limit the number of entries at any event. Events require pre-entry. All cars must have valid RACESAVER® seals, and meet all rules.

 

Penalty Procedures Stages:

 Stage 1: If the first incident is minor, a meeting will be held between the competition committee and the drivers involved. This meeting will include only the drivers and competition committee.

 Stage 2: Should a second incident occur; or if the first incident is significant, the driver (s) involved will be advised of the penalties. The driver (s) deemed responsible may be required to start at the rear of the field for 2 weeks. The driver (s) will also be on probation for these 2 weeks.

 Stage 3: Should a third incident occur; a letter will be sent to the driver (s) involved advising them of the length of suspension.

 

Any member of a team who goes to another competitor’s pit, or race directors, or the track officials and engages in a verbal or physical confrontation; may subject that team to immediate suspension.

 

Disclaimers::

 The rules and/or policies 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 or policies.

 NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION 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 advisor shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein imposed and further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter minimum acceptable requirements.

 NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATIONS OF SPECIFICATIONS.

 The RACESAVER® Sprint Series is comprised of all volunteer, uncompensated officials who cannot be held responsible for any actions taken by participants, host race tracks or their safety crews. By participating in said race events, all participants acknowledge that: Racing is a dangerous sport that could result in injury or death to a participant, spectator or official, and the suitability of the track, race conditions, and safety considerations is solely their responsibility.

 For Information on rules, or to order heads:

 Call: RACESAVER® Sprint Series @ 540-923-4541 540-923-4543

 Web sites: www.racesaver.com or www.frenchgrimes.com

© RACESAVER® 2004, 2005, 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012 All Rights Reserved.

 

ALL RACERS MUST HAVE A WORKING RECEIVER BEFORE ENTERING TRACK.

IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH YOUR RECEIVER, GO TO THE PIT STEWARD AND WE CAN DO A RADIO CHECK.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

 

IF IT DOESN’T SAY YOU CAN…YOU CAN NOT

 

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CALL THE SPEEDWAY OFFICE…DON’T GUESS

                  

                Devil’s Bowl Speedway Office

           1711 Lawson Rd

             Mesquite, TX 75181

             Ofc (972) 222-2421

             Fax (972) 222-8901

            Email: info@devilsbowl.com

              www.devilsbowl.com