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2018 Class Rules

The rules and/or regulations set forth herein provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements of such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all such 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. Speedway rules 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.
* Speedway Officials shall be empowered to permit minor deviations from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion does not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from such altercation of specifications.
*Speedway reserves the right to update, modify, and/or delete rules at any time deemed necessary to insure safety, fair competition or any other reason that may be appropriate.
*Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the officials. Any decision of and by Speedway Officials is final.
*Unsportsmanlike-like conduct can carry a minimum $100.00 fine and/or suspension. Any and all fines will be added to the point’s fund at the end of the racing season.

Penalties for cars found illegal thru protest – or refusal of protest:

Must start in rear of heat and features for next weeks that compete

Special races may be excluded

First time, loss of points and monies for all events that night

Second time, loss of points and monies for all events that night. and $100 fine

Third time, loss of points and monies for all events that night and $250 fine

Fourth time, loss of points and monies for all events that night and possible suspension for the remainder of the racing season


Protests must be filled in writing by the driver the same class within 10 minutes of feature completion.

Protesting Driver and Protested car must have finished in top five.

Maximum of 2 protests by a driver in a year.

Every item that is being protested must be in writing or it will not be checked.

Discovery of illegal items not on the protest may result in dq, but not loss of protest

Losing party of all protests must pay $50 tech fee to tech inspector.

Winning party retains all money posted for protest.

Cost of protest:

Top end- what can be checked with intake and one head remover. $200

Complete Engine tear down. $750

Rear End check ( Spool, Ratio, Etc) $ 50

Transmission removal, torque converter or clutch assembly $ 250

Protesting party may designate 1 person to oversee protest.

May be driver or another person, but only 1 person will be allowed in protest area.

Protested party is allowed 3 people total.

Tech inspector reserves the right to refuse an protest if he believes it is being done out of spite or to hassle another driver.  Protesting is a privilege, not a right.

Any act of unsportsmanlike conduct in protest or by either crew is adequate reason for that party to lose protest.


Super Stock – 2018 Changes in BOLD RED


Note- All BODY & FUEL CELL Dimensions will remain the same * Engine allowed minimum of 11 inches*

Super Stock drivers that race with us at South Alabama Speedway- the YES OPINION out weighed the NO OPINION!

We will lower the ride height to 4 inches on a test basis – if there is a problem that arises it will be addressed.

We are not trying to gain PLM’s, instead he are trying to make this a more competitive class.


  1. Minimum wheelbase of 103″.
  2. Minimum weight is 2900 lbs. (100 pound weight break for option 2 engine) Maximum left side weight is 56%.Stock frame clips with stock steering box 2850 lbs.

Minimum weight will be enforced before and after qualifying and before the race. Added weight must be securely bolted in place. Dislodged weight cannot be returned to car for weighing after race. All added weight must be painted white with car number in red or black. Any lost weight will result in a $10 per pound fine to the Driver.

  1. No titanium products, parts or components allowed anywhere on race car. No gun-drilled, tubular or hollow bolts or studs anywhere on car.


  1. V8 engine only. Maximum 362 CID.
  2. Centerline of crankshaft must be a minimum of 12″ from ground level, centered in frame (+/- 1″). Forward most spark plug must be set back no further than upper ball joint or if set back further you add 50 lbs and it must be 25 lbs on each frame rail at the front of the block.
  3. Holley 2 bbl model 4412 carburetor only. No modifications except choke butterfly may be removed and choke horn may be machined off. Breather gasket must remain.
  4. Breather and air filter required at all times. Air boxes are permitted.
  5. Aftermarket aluminum intake manifold allowed with maximum 4 5/8″ from carburetor mounting surface to inside bottom. Cast iron manifolds may run ½” adapter if necessary to mount carburetor to 4bbl intake.
  6. Any cast iron head that meets the following. Stock valve angle. Maximum 190cc intake port runner.

No porting, polishing, or port matching! No blending of valve job to bowls. No aluminum heads allowed. No flow work allowed on heads or intake. 75 degree maximum angle under valve seat. No bowl hogging.

  1. Heads may be ported no more than 3/8″ from intake and header surface.
  2. Unaltered GM 25534351 Heads allowed. Angle milling permitted only.
  3. Stainless valves allowed. No titanium valves. Maximum valve size 2.02 int./1.60 exhaust.
  4. Maximum valve lift .500″ measured at the valve with zero lash. Hydraulic or solid lifters only.
  5. Flat top pistons Steel rods only.
  6. OEM stroke crankshaft for engine used. No titanium crankshafts. Balancing allowed, No lightening. Minimum crankshaft weights – 48 lbs. Lighter Crankshafts – add 50 lbs.
  7. Must have 1″ inspection plug above oil level or 100 pound penalty.
  8. MSD ignitions optional. No crank trigger ignitions. No traction control devices Must have a 6800 RPM Chip required mounted out of reach of driver on right side of car and taped and tie wrapped into place.


OPTION 1.GM 88958604 Crate Motor only (No alterations except small balancer)

Crate engines may be refreshed, but must retain all manufacturer’s specifications.

No reground cams. Maximum compression 10.0.

OPTION 2.GM 88958602 or 19258602 Crate Motor Only and must run all GM specs as delivered from the manufacturer. Must have 1″ inspection plug in pan.

Claimer rule on this engine is $3500.00 after the race, plus $500.00.

Engines may be refreshed, but must retain all manufacturer’s specifications.

No reground cams. Maximum compression is 9.6.

  1. Holley 650 HP 4150-80541 4 barrel carburetor. No alterations
  2. 1″ Aluminum Carb Spacer allowed. Open or 4 hole type, no taper or beveled holes.
  3. MSD Soft Touch Rev Control with 6300 for 602 and 6500 for 604 RPM Chip required mounted out of reach of driver on right side of car and taped and tie wrapped into place.

Only the top five drivers finishing a race, their crew chief or owner may claim a General Motors crate engine number 88958604 from a driver finishing the race ahead of the claiming driver. The claim will be limited to one car and must be made within 10 minutes after completion of the feature event with the cash only claim fee to the Race Director or Chief Pit Steward. The claim fee will be the current price of the General Motors crate engine number 88958604 plus $100. The fee will be distributed to purchase a new General Motors crate engine number 88958604 for the driver being claimed plus a $100 pulling fee. Not included in the claim are carburetor, water pump, distributor and pulleys. A claim fee will not be accepted should Speedway Officials determine the claim fee has been made on someone else behalf or the fee is from more than one party. Failure to pull and sell a claimed engine will result in the driver being claimed forfeiting all purse and points for the event and all track points for the year. The driver must also pay a $1,000 fine prior to being allowed to compete again at Speedway.


  1. 3 or 4 speed transmissions only. Minimum of two forward and one reverse gear required at all times.
  2. Multiple disc clutches with steel floaters and pressure plates permitted, minimum 5 ½” in diameter. Solid magnetic steel clutches and pressure plates only. Clutches must be positive engagement design. Slider or slipper clutch designs are not permitted. No carbon fiber clutches. Clutches found not to meet this definition will be deemed illegal.
  3. No aluminum flywheels.

Rear ends

  1. Spools only or ADD 100 pounds for a locker. No cambered rear ends.
  2. No aluminum drive shafts allowed.
  3. No fifth (5th) coil, or lift bar suspensions will be permitted. No birdcage set- ups of any kind (3 or 4 link).Trailing arms must mount to rear end in a solid fashion (heim allowed) and no part of the trailing arm mounting may freely rotate around the rear end.


  1. 5″ minimum coil diameter. ( Does not apply to coil over cars)
  2. Shock Claimer rule$175.00 per shock
  3. No bumpstops,coil-binding or chassis stops allowed and Minimum of 500 pound front spring rate. Will be checked by putting front tires on ½” blocks and crossmembver on the ground.

Minimum 250 Front spring on coil over cars

  1. Front and rear shock mounting optional.
  2. Leaf springs cars may use jack bolts or adjustable shackles or rear spring mounts.
  3. Lowering blocks optional. Bushings optional.
  4. May mount solid to rear end housing.
  5. Stock appearing sway bars only. 1 3/8 maximum diameter.
  6. Max tread width 67″ Center to center (65” on referee).


  1. Four wheel working brakes.


  1. Bodies may be made of steel, aluminum or fiberglass. No carbon fiber bodies of any kind permitted. Front overhang 46” maximum and rear overhang 47” maximum.
  2. Triangular A post enclosures no more than 12″.
  3. All parts of body and frame must maintain minimum of 5″ ground clearance.
  4. Minimum roof height 46″ measured 10″ behind windshield.
  5. Quarters 35 ½” maximum height unless roof is higher than minimum.
  6. Maximum Spoiler 61/2 inch by 61 inch.
  7. No interior wings, belly pans, double skinned roofs, fins, wings, vanes, vertical ledges, ramps or any other air directing devises are not allowed.

Fuel System

  1. Fuel samples may be taken at any time and tested. Alcohol, nitro-methane, nitrous oxide, other oxygenating agents, or other additives are not permitted.
  2. No electric fuel pumps or pressurized systems allowed.
  3. Fuel cell required and must be in metal container and maintain 8″ ground clearance. Cell must be secured with minimum of two, 1/8″ x 2″ steel straps around fuel cell.
  4. OBERG Fuel Valve # SV-0828 Mandatory.


Same as FFS and MIS Late Model rules.

Tires and Wheels

  1. Steel wheels only, maximum 8″ in width. No Air bleeders permitted.
  2. Designated Hoosier Tire Only. No soaking or altering of tire in any manor allowed. Drivers soaking or altering tires will forfeit all purse and points for the event and all track points for the year. Driver must also pay a $1,000 fine prior to being allowed to compete at Speedway. Any illegal tire, in the judgment of Speedway Officials, will be confiscated.


Modified Division

The only change for 2018 will be the WEIGHT – everything else from 2017 rules will remain the same

2-11-18 Clarification-

If you run a different type caliper than OEM you must add 25lbs.  For more clarification – Contact Ricky Brooks.  


2500 Minimum 58.0% Left side max for Pro Late Crate engine.

2550 Minimum 58.0% Left side max for Steel Head Built engines.

2600 Minimum 58.0% Left side max for Aluminum Head Built engines.

No titanium products, parts or components allowed on chassis or suspension. No gun-drilled, tubular or hollow bolts or studs anywhere on car.


No aluminum blocks. No Dry Sump Systems Aluminum heads must bolt 50 lbs. in front of bell housing (Total Weight 2550 Min) except crate Motor


One 2 barrel or 4 barrel only. Must qualify and race with the same combination. No adjustable restrictor plates.


Must maintain 4″ ground clearance at all times. Factory production complete full 1960 or newer parallel American passenger car frames only with a Minimum wheelbase 108”. Frames may be cut in rear only at point not further than 36 inches from center of rear end housing. Frames may not be widened or narrowed. Must be full and complete both sides.


Front steering must be unaltered approved OEM and be in stock location, and must be replaceable by OEM appearing parts. Tie rod ends and adjustment sleeve may be replaced by a minimum .625-inch rod end and steel tube. Stock passenger car spindles or fabricated spindles must be steel. Bottom A-frames cannot be altered or moved. Front sway bar must be stock appearing and diameter of 1 3/8” Maximum. Steering parts must be steel. Steering box must be steel approved OEM and must remain within original bolt pattern for type of frame used. No rack & pinion allowed. Coil over kits with minimum of 4.5″ springs on rear only. No bump stops, coil binding or chassis stops allowed, maximum 2 spring rubbers per spring and a Minimum of 500 pound front spring rate. No driver adjustments from cockpit except for brakes.


Must be steel, approved OEM APPEARING calipers, and cannot be lightened. Steel vented rotors only, no scalloped rotors. Rotors cannot be lightened.

If you run a different type caliper than OEM you must add 25lbs.  For more clarification – Contact Ricky Brooks.  


All body rules are at the discretion of tech official. Must be full size roof.(Must cover halo) Body sides must be straight front to back with a maximum length of 120″ starting from back of engine, maximum width of 66″ and body rake of 6 ” must be straight front to rear and flat. Asphalt type nose piece allowed no wider than 43 ½ inches. Engine compartment must remain open. Passenger side of body must be no further forward than rear of engine. Right side ”A”posts must be within 8″ of right side of car or 50 lbs. penalty. Wing window not included in measurement No interior wings, belly pans, double skinned roofs, fins, wings, vanes, vertical ledges, ramps or any other air directing devises are not allowed. 12″ maximum length triangular enclosure at the ‘A’ pillar will be allowed. All cars are required to have side nerf bars mounted even with outside of tire. Must maintain 4″ ground clearance at all times. SPOILER Maximum 5″x 60″ rear spoiler with maximum of 4 straight forward braces no longer than 16”.  Late model spoiler braces may be used front or rear of spoiler. Gurney flaps or curls are allowed but will be included in all measurements.


MSD or Crane ignition boxes allowed. No Traction Control. 7600 rev limiter required


Sunoco Racing Fuel only. No performance-enhancing fuel additives of any kind. OBERG Fuel Line Safety Valve # SV-0828 required


Hoosier R-750 Tire Only.


  1. Fuel cell required. 22 gallon maximum. It must not be lower than rear housing.
  2. Left side window net required.
  3. Seat belt and shoulder harness required. All belts must be quick release types Harness must be type that comes individually over both shoulders. Racing seat only. Seat must be bolted or welded to roll cage.
  4. Two (2) drive shaft supports are required. No carbon fiber drive shafts permitted. Drive shaft must be painted white.
  5. Fire suits, Gloves, Approved Helmet, Head and Neck restraint required
  6. Roll Bar padding required within all areas of drivers reach.
  7. Must have minimum 2-pound fire extinguisher with a gauge and a quick release mounted securely in car within reach of driver while belted in car.
  8. All weight (lead) must be mounted above frame/inside frame rail with a minimum of two (2) ½ inch bolts. All weights are to be painted white or florescent with the car # painted on each piece. Any driver that loses any lead from his/her car will be fined $ 10.00 per pound payable prior to any further competition. This rule is in effect during race day or practice days. No Titanium
  9. Lines to fuel pressure gauge must be steel braided type.
  10. OBERG Fuel Line Safety Valve # SV-0828 required
  11. All cars must meet track noise level specification of 100 db at 100 Ft. (Rev. 12/10/16)
  12. TRACK OFFICIALS must approve all safety equipment.






Street Stock-

2018 Changes in BOLD RED


To help out with the breaking of the rear axle – you are able to run an after market stock appearing rear axle.

NO Gun Drilling
NO lightning of parts

Questions call Larry Hudson – 334-342-8954

12-14-17 Rule Change-

LT1 exhaust has to be stock. Meaning no after market LT1 exhaust. Meaning no filing or machined LT1 exhaust allowed. Summit, and other racing websites make racing exhaust out of these.

5-20-17 Rule Change-

Option on Rear Control Arms for Metric Full Frame Cars, may use parts # 916-34051 (Speedway Book).  Top & Bottom

2-10-16 RULE CHANGE-

 BUILT engines to run a 500 4412 carburetor with a cast iron intake OR run a 350 carburetor with  aluminum intake.  See below rules for that intake number.  You CAN NOT run both an aluminum intake and a 500 carburetor.  Five Flags has been running built motors and crate motors together for 4 years BOTH on 500 carburetor.

Why this decision was made:

When crate motors were first ok’d to run in Street Stock it had to be purchased from a Chevrolet dealer only.  Now you are able to purchase them from whomever.  The 500 carburetor was to be stocked only.  Now you are able to run VDL or other modified carburetor.  The intake is so high that you have to modify the hood so it will fit.  The crate motor has more horsepower than built motors with the 350 carburetor.  We do reserve the right the right to modify or change this rule if we believe an error has been made.  There is no need of whining and complaining about this.  Some need to stop whining and start practicing. As a car owner you do have the right to race somewhere else if you do not agree with this change.  We are trying as hard as we can to make it a level playing field.  We hope that you will still decide to race with us.  – John Dykes

Street Stock Special Events: MIS & FFS cars can run under their rules and their tires with OUR 5800 chip.  Cars must match their track rules are will be subject to dq.

Anything not specified in the rules must be stock, in original position from the original manufacturer unless other stipulated.


Left side 54% maximum for cars. Must weigh 3200 lbs. minimum.

Subject to change if needed.


Camaro- Rear Bumper CAN NOT exceed 5″ over stock width

NO Rake

Complete body must remain stock Appearing stock dimension. (Bumper to Bumper)

May run approved aftermarket steel fenders, doors, quarter panels

No sectioning, chopping, channeling, hulling, or cutting of any kind.

Hood optional, May gut roof, and trunk lid.

May remove front inner fender wells.

Aluminum or Sheet Metal Body Parts ok

*Fiber Glass Hoods, aluminum, or sheet metal  optional.  Must be stock appearing.

All body parts must maintain 6” ground clearance.

May run aftermarket nose piece. Must match car and be approved by tech.

Must have lexan or equivalent screen (no Plexiglas)

Back and side windows optional. (Nothing in door openings)

Must remove stock hood and trunk latches and replace with pins.

May remove hinges.

May extend either steering wheel or pedals, but not both.

Racing seats only.

Must cover all holes in front and rear firewall and floorboard.

Full front and rear firewall and shelf must remain in car.

Body must mount on stock rubber mounts, in stock location.

Radiator core support may be fabricated but must maintain stock dimensions. ie: height, width, design

Fender height and width must remain stock.

Stock Steel doors, outer skins may be sheet metal or aluminum  Must be welded shut and stock appearing.

5 x 60 spoiler or factory spoiler allowed.

Fuel cell required. Maximum 22 gallon.

May cut trunk floor for fuel cell. (No more than 2 inches bigger than cell) must be centered.

Bottom of fuel cell must be level with or above bottom of frame.

Frame and Cage

108″ wheelbase minimum.

Camaros and Unibodies OK. Must tie sub frames together with tubing.

6” Frame height.

Frame must be stock from front to rear bumper mounts.

Frame must match make and model of car.

No modifying of frame for any reason. (May brace) If X Braced 50 pound Penalty.

Roll cage may extend thru firewall and trunk.

Front doors may be hulled for door bars. (If doors are hulled, 3 door bars must extend into door cavity)

Suspension and Drive train

Front sway bar mounting must be stock. Stock type sway bars only.

Racing springs optional

Front may be adjusted using shims, spacers, or screw shims. May slot spring bucket for easy access on front.

Rear may be adjusted using shims, spacers, screw shims, or jack bolts.

Springs must remain in stock location

Stock type shocks. No air. Shocks may be claimed for $150.00 per shock exchange must be same brand.

Leaf spring cars may run lowering blocks and adjustable shackles.  No Bump Stops.

No modifying of any other suspension parts allowed.

May remove rear sway bars.

All suspension parts must remain stock for make and model of car.

Optional may use SAS Tech approved tubular upper control arms.

GM Metric Chassis

910-34394R    8”        Right

910-34394L    81/2”   Left

1970-81 Camaro Chassis

910-34397       9” or 9.5”

Approved upper control arms for other chassis please call on chassis not listed- Ricky Brooks

Other upper control arms subject to SAS Tech approval.

*No slotted cross shafts.

No spacers, blocks, chains, or any other device may be used to alter suspension.

Tires, Wheels, and Brakes, Rear Ends

Rear end must be stock for make and model of car.

Open rear ends only. No positrac, limited slip, or locked*. Gear optional.

You cannot shim or otherwise lock rear-ends in any fashion.  You cannot fix it with any device to where your rear end will lock.  This will result in a DQ.

Stock brakes system only. (Front and rear) (Must be in working condition)

From master cylinder to the wheels

Track tires only.

Both front tires may be leaned at top 3 inches maximum. (Measured on the rim)!

8 inch steel wheels optional. May run up to 2” offset rims.

Large lug nuts required.

No pop-off or bleeder valves.


If it doesn’t say you can do it, you can’t.

2019 Season Change – 602 Crate Engine ONLY –

For 2018 Season this applies-

If you purchase a NEW 602 Crate Engine for the 2018 Season in addition to regular pay out if you finish in the TOP 3 you will be awarded as follows-

1st place – $100

2nd place – $50

3rd place- $25

If you have already converted to a 602 Crate Engine in previous season in addition to regular payout you will be awarded as follows-

1st place-$50

2nd place- $25

350 Chevy, 351 Ford, 360 Chrys.

May run 88958602 Crate motor only – may run 350 carburetor or 500 carburetor MUST FIT TOOLS

Must run MSD Soft Touch Rev Control with 5800 RPM Chip Required mounted under hood.  We now have a RMA# with MSD to have soft touch checked.

* Must sign in at parts room for chip – no personal chip will be allowed *

Rotating Assembly

Stock or stock replacement crankshafts 52# minimum. Must have 1” inspection plug in oil pan or

100 lb penalty. Must match stock weight and dimensions. Balancing optional.

May use stock replacement 5.7 rods. May use aftermarket rod bolts.

Flat top or dish pistons only. Forged pistons optional.


Stock cast iron intake (must have been available on a car).  May use #7101 Eldlebrock Performance Aluminum

No truck, marine, or high rise. Maximum 2” adapter.


12-14-17 Rule Change-

LT1 exhaust has to be stock. Meaning no after market LT1 exhaust. Meaning no filing or machined LT1 exhaust allowed. Summit, and other racing websites make racing exhaust out of these.

Stock cast iron exhaust manifolds. Passenger car or passenger truck only. NO High performance Questions call Ricky Brooks.

May remove emission hump inside of manifold.

Exhaust must exit behind driver. “Y” optional cannot join closer than seal on tail of transmission. End of pipe optional– i.e.: flat, round, square

Size of pipe optional.


Stock cast iron heads. No Vortex no late model fuel injection.

Maximum compression 225 pounds with exhaust valve disabled. With all plugs removed, and carburetor in full open position.

1.94 Intake 1.5 exhaust (maximum) No angle plug heads. Ford and Mopar excluded.

4 angle valve job optional. No angle milling.

Valve train

Maximum .426 valve lift cams, hydraulic only.

445 Ford maximum .445 Chrysler maximum.

Stock type and ratio rocker arms only!!!! Poly locks optional.

Screw in studs and guide plates optional.


Stock type ignition only. May lock advance.

HEI must use stock type module.


Holley 7448 or 80787 350 CFM or 500 carburetor

602 Crate Engine may use a 4412 500 carburetors

Must fit tools

Maximum 2” adapter from intake to carb.

No cold air boxes or heat shield of any kind.

Must run air filter. Size and type optional.

Transmissions & Driveshaft’s

Automatic transmissions or standard transmission.

Stock type clutch and flywheel only. L88 flywheels ok. Aluminum ok

Minimum weight of clutch assembly 32 pounds.

Minimum diameter is 10.4”.

No lightening or excessive milling allowed.

Must run stock type torque converter. No small converter like Vega or Exct.

Stock production transmissions. No lighting of the transmission must maintain 2 forward gears and a reverse.  Must match manufacturer of car. No aftermarket.

Steel drive shafts only. No aluminum.


Pulleys optional.

May run electric fan

Alternators optional.

Must run harmonic balancer. Type optional.

Stock style Moroso motor mounts allowed. NO mid mounts

No antifreeze allowed $50.00 Fine




To help out with the breaking of the rear axle – you are able to run an after market stock appearing rear axle.

NO Gun Drilling
NO lightning of parts

Questions call Larry Hudson – 334-342-8954

2-16-17- Clarification

 It has come to our attention that some are using metal battery boxes as ballast. This will not be allowed.  If you are moving your battery to the inside of your car, you can use and RV battery box – this must be covered with plastic lid.  Must be secured to the floor, the bolt has a 3/8 inch minimum to 1/2 inch max.  Must go through the floor and be secured by a 1 inch washer with lock nuts.  You may use U bolt to secure or you may use a metal strap across the top to secure.  Remember this is for your protection – fasten this securely are you will not be allowed to race.  If you are leaving the battery under the hood- you do not have to have a battery box. 

2-10-16 Rule Change- Clarification –

May have a hoop bar in front of radiator.  This is only for radiator PROTECTION.  This doesn’t mean engine compartment.  ANY questions 334-432-0613 – John

Must be 72-or newer model passenger car body


72-87 passenger car heads

No fuel injected heads – carburetor only

Stock Valves for number on heads.  Max 185 for 305 – Max 194 on 350

Heads must have been available on 72-87 passenger cars.

No Stud girdles No Rollers

4 angle valve job with last cut being a maximum of a 75 degree cut.

This does not give you the approval to abuse this, there will be no bowl hogging or no gasket matching.

Remember no heads that were for bus or truck only.


No high performance Engines

Maximum allowable compression is 180 pounds for 305, and 165 pounds for 350. Heads must match motor.

Minimum 20 inches of vacuum at 1000 rpms or subject to tear down.

(No Hydraulic rollers) No Rhodes or anti-pump up lifters

Morso stock type steel motor mounts optional

Pulleys stock only

To make easier to understand you can pad balance, you can crank balance, use a harmonic balancer or a fluid damper.

Double Roller Timing chains ok

Stock Replacement Rods ok STD. May use Powder Rods

Length Std.

Weight Std.

After Market Rod Bolts Ok.

Claimer Pan Ok.

Poly Locks Ok.

May run cast or forged pistons, must be stock weight.

Must have 1”Inspection Plug.  If not No tear down, money will be eligible.

Must be in line with crankshaft casting number


Cam Buttons Optional

No Cam Bushins – must run straight up as drilled from factory

Cams CCS-2 or CS274 only.

Body & Frame

108 to 111 ¾ Wheelbase 305 Max based on manufacture measurements

112 or greater 350 Chevy, 351 Ford, 360 Chrys Max.

Minimum 8” Frame & Body Height

Stock Springs on all Corners no shims, no jack bolts, no wedges, and no enhancements at all

Must have minimum 4 point cage connected to frame. Must have Halo bar. May have door bars.

Door hinges, locks, and side impact bar must remain in door. Doors must be securely fastened shut.

No Gutting. Hood Optional Stock Appearing. May remove all A/C components.

May remove plastic dash – cover with sheet metal

Battery must be tied down and covered, including dry cell.

Must remove all glass. If using glass windshield must wear goggles or face shield. May use screen or lexan.

May remove back seat, carpet, headliner, and trim panels.

Racing seat REQUIRED. 5 point seat belt required.

Stock gas tanks or fuel cells Fuel cells must be centered between frame rails.

Bottom of cell no lower than bottom of frame.

May use sheet metal or aluminum for door skins or fender skins.  Must be fabricated to look like original.  This includes Stock height, Stock Length, Stock Weight of vehicle.   If ballast has to be added it will be added to the center of the car.  Call TECH for information before you do THIS.   Do NOT ABUSE THIS RULE.

May cut shim on front sway bar by 2” only.


Automatic only. No power glides


Stock suspension only. No modifications

No racing shocks (If it can be identified as a racing shock then it is illegal)


Rear ends & Gears stock only, No limited slip or locked*. Max 3.25

You cannot shim or otherwise lock rear ends in any fashion. You cannot fix it with any device to where your rear end will lock. This will result in a DQ.

Tires & Rims

Any size between 175-225, 65, 70 or 75 DOT Street tires 14″ or 15″.

Can run South Alabama Speedway approved slicks.

Both front tires may be leaned at top 2 1/2 inches maximum. (Measured on the rim)!

Stock or stock type rims only. May run 3” max. Offset on right side. 8” maximum width.

White spoke or chrome ok. No mismatched rim sizes.


Car may move up to run higher class two times. 3rd time they must remain in higher class. Cannot RUN in SPECIAL Races for higher class.

No antifreeze allowed. $50.00 Fine


Coyote – 

2018 Changes in BOLD RED


Changes in the Coyote class the additional rules were added to make this class more competitive and fairer for all.
Motor Rules:
Motor must have been available for make and model of auto claimed.
Motor may be a newer version of motor for claimed auto but must be same “L” Liter. (Example: You may use a 3100 for a 3.1L. Another example: You have a 1994 Acura Integra with a B18c1 you may use a motor from a 2000 Honda Integra JDM B18c Type-R)
ECM must still remain stock for year, make, and model.
Transmission must have been available for make, model and year of auto “claimed”.
Plug wires: Optional 7 mm  or 8 mm
Must run stock ignition coils- modules, chips, ect (NO MSD)
*We are still searching for a way to check the flashing of the computers.  If you are caught you will be DQ.
HP: There is no limit on HP.
Weight must be added for anything over 190HP. Weight/HP ratio is 1lb/HP. (Example: 205HP must add 15 lbs)
Weight must be mounted in the center of the passenger side where seat was previously mounted.
For safety purposes must use grade 5 or stronger bolts with lock nuts to mount weight.
Please remember  If it doesn’t say you can do it, you can’t.  Some things you will be able to call and get permission on to run.  If this happens it is advisable for you to have this in writing and signed and dated from a Tech Official.
4 cylinder- Automatic or Standard
6 cylinder- Automatic
American or Foreign made stock cars Front Wheel Drive ONLY
No high performance models
No turbo or supercharged cars allowed
No NOS or other performance enhancing devices allowed
Door hinges, locks, and side impact bar must remain in door
Doors must be securely fastened shut
Must remove all glass
*If using a glass windshield must wear goggles or face shield
May use screen or lexan – must be completely across windshield area
May remove back seat, carpet, headliner, and trim panels
175-225  …  65, 70, 75 … 14″ or 15″
NO Tire Speed rating over an ” H” rated. (updated 6-5-2015)
Front wheel drive rims Max 7″ width
4: minimum backspacing left
2″ minimum backspacing right
Stock wheels with 2″ spacer
Stock suspension only * no modifications *  1″ swaybar link difference is ok
Only one bump stop per strut.
May lean front tires in for wear.  Max 2″ at rim
May run Max 2″ spacer on right side to prevent tire scrub only.
4pt roll cage MANDATORY
Racing seat
Seatbelt 5 point harness
Must cover all holes in front and rear firewall and floorboard
Fuel Cell or Gas Tank: Fuel Cell must be centered in rear of the car no lower than the frame
No antifreeze allowed- $50.00 fine


South Alabama Speedway will only be responsible for the technical portion, race procedures, schedule, and points of the Cuplite Series. 

If you are in need of Cuplite Series regulations, ordering parts, Ordering Cuplite cars – Please Contact Karl Williams @ 334-449-3492

Cup Lite Car Regulations

  • The body’s approved for competition all must be manufactured by CUP LITE. and are as follows:
  • 1998/99 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • 1998/99 Ford Taurus
  • 2000/04 Pontiac Grand prix
  • 2000-04 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • 2000/04 Ford Taurus
  • 2001/04 Dodge Intrepid
  • ChassisThe complete stock, unaltered, T.B.R.C. manufactured Cup Lites chassis must be used in its entirety with absolutely no modifications.Any chassis repairs must be done to bring the chassis back to original specs. As manufactured by T.B.R.C.All replacement bumpers, nerf bars, side bars and body mounts must be as manufactured and supplied by T.B.R.C. as Cup Lites legal parts. Competitors may make repairs to these bars, but not manufacture them or replace them with non-compliant T.B.R.C. part. NO added supports or bracing allowed.No external (Outside the body) side bars or nerf bars may be used.Chassis Ground ClearanceAt all oval races the ground clearance to the chassis, with the driver in the driver’s seat before and after each race, cannot be lower than 3’’ at LF and 3.3/8’’ at RF under the main frame at the frame rail kick up, and 3.1/2’’ at LR and 3.7/8’’ at RR at the rear lower nerf bar frame attachment bottom tubes, before and after each race.Overall Car WeightAll cars must weight a minimum of 1225 lbs. for ovals and road courses as they exit the race track with the driver after ever race. After all time trial type qualifying, the weight minimum will be 1235 lbs. for ovals and 1225 lbs. for road courses. Nothing can be added to the car to make weight for tech inspection after each race or qualifying.All ballast that is added to the cars must be in the form of lead painted white, (no tungsten), and have a car number marked on each piece. All ballast must be securely bolted in place with at least two 3/8’’ grade 5 bolts per ballast block in the designated ballast area to the ballast brackets to the left side and right side of the chassis between the roll cage vertical side and the driver’s seat lower vertical side in the driver’s compartment in a manner and form acceptable to Cup Lites officials.The ballast must be divided equally from side to side, 50% to the LH side of the seat, plus or minus 10 lbs. That is, the weight to the left of the seat cannot be more than 10 lbs. Greater than that on the right. (i.e. 25 lbs. total = 16.5 lbs. Left & 8.5 lbs. Right). All ballast must not extend under the seat or over side frame rail and can extend a maximum of 1.1/2’’ forward or rearward past angle ballast bracket locations. Absolutely no ballast of any kind may be located anywhere else on the Cup Lites cars. No weight shifting devices of any kind.Engine

    Engine and all of its related components, including the exhaust system, must be used, stock unaltered as manufactured by Yamaha / supplied by T.B.R.C. and mounted in an approved manner. Exhaust system cannot be spaced, coated, treated, wrapped or insulated in any way.  Engine seals may be removed to facilitate engine rebuild. All engine parts and components (except exhaust system), must be factory Yamaha parts for 1997 Yamaha 700 Mountain Max. No aftermarket parts. No coatings or treating of engine components in any way. No balancing or blue printing of any components. No machining, porting, or polishing. Must be stock bore 70.5mm-2.756’’, and stroke 59.6mm- 2.323’’. No Big Bore Kits.  Engine cranking compression (approx. 140 lbs.)

    The internal recoil starter cup must be removed. The recoil starter assembly may also be removed.

    Carburetors and reed valves must be used as manufactured by Yamaha / supplied by T.B.R.C. Factory Yamaha for 1997 700 mountain max, completely unaltered. The ONLY jet that may be changed is the main jet and Only to the Cup Lites Series / Division specified main jet. For each specified race. Specified jets numbers are #1 Cyl/pto 145.0 #2 Cyl middle 143.8   #3 Cyl stator 143.8 No Drilling, No Machining, Shimming, Spacing, altering or blocking passageways of any part of the carburetion system or parts in any way. The jet needle clip position and location of the needle clip spacers must remain stock. Any attempt by Anyone to alter the air or fuel flow of the stock carburetion in any way will result in penalties determined by Cup Lites officials. Throttle pedal may be altered to suit driver.

    Individual air filters must be used on each carburetor. Only three round foam ‘’UNIFILTER” brand filters or K&N brand part number RU 2750 will be allowed. Air filters may be coated with oil only. Absolutely no power adding substances. All air must pass through the air filters un-pressurized in any way. No ‘’Ram tubes” or funneling devices of any kind will be allowed. No air box, cool air inlet, ducting or directing air in any way toward the carburetors is allowed. A filter “Outer wear” (stock type material) may be used over the air filter.

    Any brand, single electrode, single ground strap-style spark plug approved by Cup Lites Officials may be used.

    The entire electrical system must be unaltered and used in its entirety as manufactured and supplied by T.B.R.C. wire harness may be wrapped with tape or run in plastic tubing to prevent damage. The IGNITION SYSTEM cannot be adjusted or altered in any way. The flywheel and its relationship to the entire engine cannot be altered in any way.

    The engine kill switch must be marked “ON and OFF”. An additional engine kill switch or battery disconnect may be added and mounted within the driver’s reach.

    A 12-volt battery must be used. It can be a maximum size of 8’’L x 4” W x 6.5’’H and a minimum size of 6.75’’L x 3.5” W x 5.75”H and must fit safely and securely in stock unaltered battery box.

    Gear and Chain System

    Only gears supplied be T.B.R.C. will be legal and each track will have a specific gear rule. Unless posted otherwise, it will be 14/63 on all ovals 5/8 mile or less; 14/56 on all road courses.

    Chains legal for Cup Lites will be any steel 520 size chain.

    The chain tensioner Lower Spring as manufactured by T.B.R.C. may be replaced with a single or a pair of springs connecting the upper and lower tensioner arms.

    Transmission System

    The CVT, Continuously Variable Transmission, snowmobile system supplied only by T.B.R.C. must be used completely unaltered in any way, in its entirety. (except as noted) This will be checked.

    Secondary clutch- The ONLY Approved clutch is the Team Roller style TSS-98 or TSS-04 Must be used in its stock form completely unaltered. Absolutely no machining, polishing, shimming or altering the secondary sheaves, surface, sheave angles, helix or altering the amount of overdrive the secondary clutch will achieve. Replacement buttons, bushings, rollers and all parts must be the same as supplied by T.B.R.C.

    SPRING – The ONLY approved spring is the TEAM- (BLACK W/ RED STRIPE) (BLACK W BLUE STRIP) (RED W/ BLUE STRIP) (RED W GREEN STRIP) spring permitted an initial variance of plus or minus 10%. No springs made of any other materials other than steel.

    Helix – Team roller helix, for TSS-98 clutch is minimum of 36-degree ramp angle, and a maximum of 44-degree ramp angle. Must be stock production as supplied by T.B.R.C. Unaltered. No Custom grind helix or modified helix. Team roller helix for TSS-04 clutch is 42 degrees/ 44-degree ramp angle part # LW 420517 Unaltered. No other helix is legal.

    Primary clutch- The ONLY Approved clutch is the Polaris P-85 Must be used in its stock form in its entirety, with no modifications. The (ONLY alteration allowed) is, the spider may have shims removed to adjust sheave to belt relationship, to account for wear on sheaves and belt. Minimum gap of .035’’ Absolutely NO machining or altering the primary sheaves surfaces, or sheave angles. NO altering of the amount of overdrive primary clutch will archive. The stock rollers and bushings must be used unaltered. All components of the primary clutch must remain in their stock location configuration as supplied by T.B.R.C. (Except as specified in rules). Any attempt by anyone to alter the location or relationship of any component to the whole or modify any component. (Except as specified in rules).will result in serious penalties.

    SPRING- The only Approved spring is the COMET- (SILVER)(PURPLE) (SILVER SILVER W/ RED STRIP) Wire diameter .192, Length= 3 15/32, # of coils= 5.2, force rate @ 2 3/8’’=85lbs. @ 1 1/8’’=190lbs.Unaltered. Spring permitted an initial variance of plus or minus 10%. No spring made of any other materials other than steel.

    Flyweights- the ONLY Approved flyweight is the Polaris 10-MB 47.5 gram or 10-M5 49.5 gram. Must be used in their stock shape and weight as supplied by manufacture.

    The minimum clutch guard will be the one supplied with the car by T.B.R.C. If de sired, the clutch guard can be made stronger, but no holes may be added. The only means of adding strength to the clutch guard will be adding rubber or Kevlar belting to the outside. Screening to keep the debris off the clutch or additional shielding of the belt from rain may be added but must not serve any other purpose, and must be approved by Cup Lites officials Additional shielding or clutch guard strengthening must not be adding any significant weight to the clutch guard or one side of the car.

    No air may be duct to clutches except one 2.5’’ diameter hose that is attached to the LH side ¼ window 7’’W x 4’’ W N.A.C.A. inlet duct.

    The only drive belt that can be used are the stock Yamaha belt, part # 89L-17641-00-00

    Cooling System

    The radiator, hoses, lines and entire cooling system must be stock and unaltered as manufactured by T.B.R.C. No pumps may be added. An electric fan may have added and mounted to the radiator in a safe manner for additional cooling only when approved the Cup Lites officials. If the car is equipped with an electric radiator fan, operating or not, the grill opening may not be closed off in any way, tape or otherwise.

    NO anti-freeze coolants to be used. Per track rules.

    In the event of a radiator being damaged, the radiator can be repaired but must remain stock appearing and remain the same configuration, style, concept and dimensions as it was originally supplied by T.B.R.C.

    Absolutely NO cooling of engines, draining of coolant, exchanging of coolant or the use of any ice, dry ice, Freon, or any type of coolants of any kind before any qualifying or race event.

    A securely fastened, unbreakable catch bottle or can must be added to the cooling system overflow hose.


    All fasteners will be a minimum grade of what comes stock on the Cup Lites NO self-tapping screws, wood screws, sheet metal screws of any fasteners that has a sharp point, when dislodged, becomes a hazard to a driver or any car.


    The original steel firewall must be in place at all times.

    Rear firewall may be insulated.


    All front and rear suspension components and mechanisms must be Stock unaltered as manufactured by T.B.R.C. It is mandatory of all ovals, the right side and for road course both side LOWER OUTER BALL JOINTS be replaced with ‘’Heavy Duty 5/8’’ Aircraft Grade Rod Ends’’ and a grade 5 bolt safety wired. It is highly Recommended that these rod ends and bolts be replaced each season and/or after any major suspension or wheel impact. The only suspension components allowed to be replaced are the Rod Ends of the same size to a better grade of steel. Shocks, and spring on all four corners.


    Any small body re-buildable shock aloud. May be re-valued, may be mounted up or down.


    Must be approved size, rate and color code as listed in rules. May be any brand. Absolutely NO Different rate springs may use, but must be approved by Cup Lites officials. All springs must be marked on outside with correct color code, that matches rate, lbs. Per Inch. or if approved, but not on color chart, will have lbs. rate marked on outside of spring for tech. No covers aloud.

    The approved T.B.R.C. springs are as follows:

    Rate, lbs., Per Inch                   Color Code

    75                                                Pink

    90                                               White

    105                                             Yellow

    120                                              Black

    135                                              Green

    150                                              Blue

    175                                              Gold

    200                                            Orange

    225                                             Silver

    260                                             Purple

    More springs may be added BY APPROVAL ONLY.

    All steering components and mechanisms must be stock and unaltered as manufactured by T.B.R.C. The only steering components allowed to be replaced will be the rod ends of the same size o be better grade of steel and an approved U-jointed and or telescoping steering column may be used. The maximum total thickness of tie washers allowed between the rod ends and the spindle arm or nut is .250’’. Tie rod end nylock nuts must be fully engaged and locktighted.

    Any approved racing steering wheel may be used. All steering wheels must be equipped with a center pad, a minimum of 2’’ thick 5.5’’ in diameter.

    The suspension adjustment allowed will be only:

    Front suspension: caster, camber, spring preload, upper shock mount position (only to one of the 2 holes provided). RH and LH upper A-frames may be run in ether chassis upper holes or lower holes provided.

    Rear suspension: Axle alignment, upper link height (in one of the holes provided), pan hard bar height (in one of the holes provided), upper shock mount position (in one of the holes provided) and spring preload. Birdcages must be updated to T.B.R.C. wide style.

    Front and rear track with measured at the outside of the widest part of the tire sidewall at the center of the axle height with the car on the ground at ride height with no driver and will be a minimum 60.75’’, maximum 61.25’’ on the front and minimum 60.75’’, maximum 61.25’’ on the rear.

    There will be no offset in the front or rear suspension or axle ¼’’. All rear axle spacing and spacers must remain stock unaltered including length, amount and order of spacers. When measuring from inner rear tire sidewall to frame, it must be a minimum of 3. 1/8’’ and a maximum of 3.3/8’’ with no driver in car before and after race. The wheel base front to rear must be minimum 80.1/4’’, maximum 81.1/4’’

    Rear axle and both rear hubs must remain locked together at all times.

    All lower spindle bolts must be red ‘’locktighted’’ and safety wired.

    There will be no spacing of spindles or spacing behind bearings of any kind. There will be no spacing that alters the offset or track width in any way.

    The outer ends of the wheel studs may be chambered. Any approved steel wheel stud and steel lug nut may be used.

    The only suspension alterations that are legal are T.B.R.C. or Cup Lites authorized up dates or modifications.


    All wheels must be stock as manufactured by T.B.R.C. No altered, or damaged wheels permitted.

    No air bleed valves of any kind.

    Tires may be balanced but all wheel weights must be stick on adhesive type fastened, NO hammer on weights.


    The only tires that can be used are part # 8.0/23.0-13 Hoosier Tires supplied by south Alabama speedway. Unaltered In anyway.

    Absolutely no softening of tires or chemically altering or treating of tires, ether externally or internally, in any way. This will be checked.

    Only compressed air or nitrogen may be used in tires.

    Absolutely no cutting, grinding or altering the shape of the tires or wheels.

    No preheating of tires or wheels in any way before the car enters the track.


    Brakes and all related components must be stock as manufactured and supplied by T.B.R.C. No drilling of additional holes in brake rotors or elongating original holes.

    Any good quality racing brake fluid and brake pads can be used.

    The rear brake can be cooled by one single 7’’L x 4’’W. N.A.C.A. duct in the RH quarter window ducted directly to the brake no aiming at or cooling the carburetor air in any way.

    There will be no cooling of the front brakes.

    Brake bias front and rear can be adjusted by the adjustment supplied or adding a cable, dial, driver-adjustable adjuster.

    A Willwood 2psi Residual valve may be used installed in the front and rear brake system just after each master cylinder on the Cup Lites car.


    An aluminum full, deep bucket, high-back, full headrest seat must be used and approved by Cup Lites official.

    The center line of the seat must be a minimum of 13.3/8’’ from the LH and 16.1/4’’ from the RH interior sheet metal vertical sides.

    Cars must be equipped with approved RH and LH head support of ether padded 1/8’’ aluminum or net style construction.

    The use of leg supports attached to the seat is highly recommended.

    Seat Belts and shoulder Harness

    A quick release lap belts no less than three (3) inches wide is mandatory. Both ends of the lap belt must be bolted to the frame with high quality bolts not less than 3/8’’ in diameter.

    Shoulder harness must be no less than three (3) inches wide and must come from behind the driver’s seat. The roll cage must prevent the harness from sliding side to side. Shoulder harness inertia reels may not be used.

    A center (crotch) belt must be securely mounted to lower seat frame at the bottom and to the seat belt on the top.

    Where the belts pass through the seat edges, seat must have a grommet installed, be rolled and / or padded to prevent cutting of the seat.

    All seat belts and shoulder harness must connect at the lap belt with an approved quick release buckle.

    Seat belt must be dated by the manufacturer and must not be used beyond (5) years after the manufactured date.

    Window Nets

    The window net must be used as supplied by T.B.R.C. and securely in place while car is on track always.

    Fire Control

    It is mandatory that each race car has, within driver’s reach; built-in charged minimum 5 lbs. capacity fire extinguishing equipment. The fire extinguisher must be mounted securely in the approved location (LH side by the seat only) and manner.

    All entrants should have in their garage or pit area as part of their equipment, at all times, a fully charged 10 to 13 lbs dry chemical, halonor its equivalent fire extinguisher.

    It is recommended that at all times while the car is being refueled on a pit stop, or while the fuel is being transported to and from the pit area, all crewman involved should wear fire resistant suit, gloves, shoes and a head and face shield that effectively covers the body.

    Roll Bar Padding

    All roll bars and objects within the driver’s reach must be sufficiently padded. It is up to each competitor to make sure that padding in their car is sufficient to protect them in a crash situation.

    The three roll bars directly within the driver’s head are recommend to be padded with very high-density roll bar padding.


    (OptionalAll cars equipped with mirror(s) preferably made of a material other than glass. If glass is used, must be covered with clear vinyl to prevent broken glass dangers. Must be securely mounted. Mirrors cannot extend outside body.

    Karl Williams will be responsible for the enforcement of this Tire Rule.  This is NOT a South Alabama Speedway Rule.  However, if you do not comply with this rule you are subject to being DQ’ed for that nights race.   

    CHANGE MAY 2017: South Alabama Speedway Only. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. There is no limit on the amount of tires that may be purchased.  (Said race car must race 2 consecutive races on any one NEW tire, OR Combination of NEW tires).  Before said race car is eligible to replace used tires with NEW tires. Read the following:  If during any practice previous or current race day practice, said tire (s) becomes damaged (unusable), the said tire(s) may be replaced with any previous legally marked used race tire(s).  During current race event practice, one may install any one or a combination of new tire(s) to be scuffed in for your next race day event, provided they meet that current race day criteria.  BUT will not be allowed to be used during this current race day event.   If during the current race day event you have a damaged (unusable) tire(s) and need to change the tire(s), you may change the tire(s) with any previously legally marked used race tire(s). If you are not sure, Please notify a Cup lite tech Official and he will advise you.


Mini-Sportsman & Mini-Cups

Updates for this Class will be posted soon.

For the 2018 Season we will run the Mini-Sportsman and Mini-Cups in separate races as long as both classes meet a 12 car minimum.  If there is not a 12 car minimum both classes will be run together.  In exception to this is Rattler Weekend- we will run Mini-Sportsman on Friday Night and will run Mini-Cups on Saturday night.  

Rule Change for 2018 –

3/16 steel pop rivets on the floor pan.  No aluminum pop rivets on the floor plan allowed.


For all other rules- click on link below or contact Lee Rogers @ 334-282-5842.




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