OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY
2010 RULES AND REGULATIONS
VERSION - UCAR RULES
The Old Dominion Speedway UCAR
division is designed to promote a greater interest in Stock Car
Racing at the least cost possible. Participation in this class
allows drivers and teams to learn track procedures, racing manners,
and have FUN. All cars must be stock in every way except as
modifications allowed by these rules in the interest of safety. The
word STOCK means as it came from the factory for the
particular make, model and year for a car. In some respects, this
philosophy is a throwback to NASCAR stock car racing as it started
in 1949. Any reference to NASCAR LMSC rule or section within these
rules refers to the 2010 NASCAR Rule Book. These rules are subject
to amendment at any time when notice has been given. Notice shall be
deemed effective within two (2) weeks of the rule amendment and
posting of the rule change by Old Dominion Speedway (ODS).
No modifications will be allowed
that are not listed in these rules. If in doubt, dont do it.
The minimum age for competing in the UCAR division is 15 years old.
Proof of age eligibility may be required.
Competing Car Models
Any American made (Ford, GM,
Chrysler) front wheel drive (FWD) ONLY, four cylinder engine, 1980
or newer, car, with a maximum wheelbase of 105, is approved for
competition by ODS. No convertibles, four wheel drive, sports cars,
trucks, vans or station wagons allowed. No turbocharged,
supercharged, four valve per cylinder, quad 4, rotary or Cosworth
engined cars allowed.
General Body requirements
2.1 Car body must be stock as from
the manufacturer for the make, model and year of car. Factory
structure must be unaltered.
2.2 No aftermarket spoilers,
wings, air dams or body panels are allowed.
Detailed Car Body Requirements
3.1 Windshield: Full front
windshield in stock location is required. Windshield may be factory
glass in unbroken condition, with four(4) 1/8 thick retaining
tabs bolted to the roof and to the cowl dash area. Windshield may be
Lexan, 3/16 thick. Plexiglass is NOT allowed. Three steel support
braces, one (1) inch wide by 1/8 inch thick may be installed on the
inside of the windshield. Braces must bolted at one end to the roof
and the other end to the dash/firewall area. Braces should not
obstruct drivers vision.
3.2 Rear window must be removed.
All other OEM glass (except windshield) must be removed.
3.3 Window Net: Window Net in
compliance with NASCAR LMSC rule 20F-3.2.3A must be installed.
Window net must be tight when installed and latched. Seat belt latch
is not allowed to be used to secure the window net.
3.4 Headlights, taillights, side
marker lights, backup lights, third brake light and exterior side or
chrome trim must be removed.
3.5 Rear view mirror inside car is
required. OEM mirror is permitted. Wink 3-panel mirror is permitted.
Exterior side mirrors are allowed. If removed, the resultant
openings may be covered with sheet metal. Covers may not have
openings for any purpose.
3.6 Interior trim, carpet,
headliner, side panels must be removed. All stock OEM seats front
and rear must be removed. The rear factory firewall may not be
removed or altered.
3.6A A racing seat must be
installed for the driver.
3.7 Dashboard must be complete and
stock. No fabricated dashboards allowed.
3.8 Fire Walls: Must have full
firewalls, front and rear of drivers compartment. Front and rear
firewalls must not be altered or moved, and must be in the stock
location for the make, model and year car. Firewalls must be sealed
with no holes between engine compartment and drivers compartment.
3.9 Drivers doors must be
welded shut. Passenger side door must be welded or bolted shut.
Drivers door may have inner metal panel removed only to provide
clearance for NASCAR style door bars which extend into the door
3.10 Fenders, Quarter panels and
rocker panels must be stock. No cutting of fenders is allowed.
3.11 Hood must retain stock hinges
and must be secured with two hood pins in the front. All under hood
insulation must be removed. No metal may be removed from the hood
and no holes may be cut into hood.
3.12 Roof must be stock and in
3.13 Rear deck lid must retain
stock hinges and must be secured with two hood pins. No metal may be
removed from the deck lid and no holes may be cut into deck lid.
3.14 Bumpers must be OEM for that
car. No reinforcement is allowed
3.15 Identification and Markings:
See ODS rules for ALL Divisions section 2. Car number must be
displayed in five inch high, white characters, in the upper right
corner of the windshield. Car number must be displayed on the center
of both doors in 18 high numbers. Car number must be displayed on
the roof in 24 high numbers. Any car that arrives for an event
with an unapproved number may be required to change the number
before being allowed to participate in the event.
General Engine Requirements
4.1 Engine must be stock for the
make and model car. Engine number must be correct for make and model
car and will be checked.
4.2 No turbocharged, supercharged,
four valve per cylinder, quad 4, rotary or Cosworth engines are
4.3 Nitrous oxide or other
combustion enhancing products or systems are not allowed.
Detailed Engine Requirements
5.1 Engine must remain stock as
from the factory, including all sensors.
5.2 Carburetor or fuel injection
system must be stock for the make and model of car.
5.3 Air filter housing must not be
modified in any way and must be functional. This includes the
ducting that leads to the filter housing. The filter element must be
an OEM style element. No High performance air filter elements. The
air filter may not be sprayed with any chemicals or liquids.
5.4 The A/C compressor, lines and
condenser coil may be removed.
5.5 Electric cooling fans may be
wired to run continuously.
5.6 Antifreeze is not allowed in
the cooling system. See ODS rules for ALL Divisions section 4.
5.7 Exhaust system must include a
muffler and must exit behind the driver. Free flow mufflers are
allowed. Catalytic converter may be removed. Aftermarket headers are
not allowed. Cars determined to exceed track noise limits will be
required to modify the exhaust to reduce noise to acceptable levels.
must be mounted in the stock location under the hood and be secured.
7.1 Automatic or Manual
transmission allowed. Transmission/Transaxle must be stock for make
and model car. No high-performance parts allowed.
7.2 Locked transaxle is not
allowed. Posi-Traction Transaxle is not allowed.
7.3 No car will be allowed to
compete if the transmission is leaking fluid.
Wheels and Tires
8.1 Wheels must be steel factory
stock for the make and model car. All four wheels must be the same
size and offset.
8.2 The track assigned tire for
the UCAR class is the Sumitomo HTR200 in the following sizes:
ALL 4 TIRES MUST BE THE SAME SIZE
These are the ONLY tires allowed
Frame and Suspension
9.1 Frame and suspension must be
stock. No modifications are allowed. Spring rubbers or adjustable
spring seats are not allowed.
9.2 The camber and caster
adjustment plates and mechanisms must be stock.
9.3 Replacement parts must be
stock equivalent. No high performance suspension parts are allowed.
9.4 No ballast weight of any kind may be added to the car.
10.1 Steering components must be
stock for the make and model car.
10.2 Steering column must be stock
and steering locking mechanism must be disabled.
10.3 Stock steering wheel may be
used if airbag is removed.
10.4 Steering wheels may be
equipped with a metal quick release coupling.
11.1 Brakes in good working order
required at all four wheels.
12.1 Fuel: Pump gas is required.
Racing fuel is not allowed. See ODS rules for ALL Divisions section
13.1 A racing fuel cell is highly
recommended. If the stock gas tank is factory installed ahead of the
rear axle, it may be used and must run less than ½ full.
13.2 If the stock gas tank is
factory installed behind the rear axle, it must be removed and
replaced with a fuel cell or plastic boat tank, maximum capacity 8
gallons. Fuel cell/boat tank must be securely mounted on inside, top
of the trunk floor, centered and as far forward as possible, with
four(4) steel straps. Trunk floor may not be cut or removed. Fuel
cell must be covered by 20 gauge sheet metal. Sheet metal panel may
be hinged to provide access to fuel cell/boat tank.
13.3 Ford inertia fuel shutoff
switch may be removed.
Driver Safety Equipment and Rollbars
14.1 Helmet must meet Snell SA-95
requirements. See ODS rules for ALL Divisions section 6.
14.2 Driver Restraint Harness.
Five point drivers harness required. See ODS rules for ALL
Divisions section 6.
14.3 Drivers Seat must be
bolted to the roll cage. See ODS rules for ALL Divisions section 6.
14.4 Fire Extinguisher. See ODS
rules for ALL Divisions section 6.
14.5 Flame retardant drivers
suit, neck collar, gloves and shoes are REQUIRED. HANS device is
also a recommended option. See ODS rules for ALL Divisions section
14.6 Roll bars: A four point roll
cage is required as a minimum. The 2010 NASCAR rulebook should be
used as a guide in construction of the roll cage. Roll cage must be
fabricated using round 1 and ¾ diameter x .090 inch minimum wall
thickness seamless steel tubing. Roll cage may have three left side
door bars , that must be curved and extend into the door. As a
minimum X-bracing must be installed between the main roll bar leg
and the front cage leg An additional, fourth door bar may be
installed below the required three and may be straight or curved.
The right side door area will have as minimum X-bracing installed
between the main roll bar leg and the front cage leg. Additional
bars to brace and reinforce the cage are permitted. These additional
bars are not allowed to pass forward of the front firewall and are
not allowed to pass rearward of the rear firewall. The four legs of
the cage must each be welded to a 3 x 3 x 3/16 thick steel
plate. This plate must be bolted through the floor pan to another
3 x 3 x 3/16 thick steel plate with a minimum of four
bolts. Bolts used must be a minimum of ½ diameter grade 5
hardware. Plates may be welded to car as well. Flat steel plates may
be replaced by 3 x 3 x 3 x 3/16 thick angle steel. Angle
plates if used may be bolted and /or welded to the rocker panels of
14.7 All roll bars within the
drivers reach must be covered with roll bar padding. Hi-density,
flame resistant, SFI 45.1 approved impact padding is highly
14.8 Notice: All U-CARS-- A
one (1) piece eighth (1/8) inch thick magnetic steel plate SHALL be
installed over the outside of the drivers side door bars. This
plate SHALL cover the entire drivers side door area and MUST be
welded to the outside of the drivers side roll cage. Attachment
using bolts or rivets will not be allowed. Holes of any kind will
not be allowed. The plate shall be one (1) piece if possible, due to
roll cage construction a multi part plate may be used only with the
approval of track officials Eric Stewart or Les Steger.
General Rules for UCAR division.
15.1 Management claim rule is in
effect at all times. Claim amount is $550 for complete car, less
drivers seat, restraint harness, fire extinguisher, fuel cell (if
installed). If owner and/or driver refuse to sell car, they will be
suspended for the remainder of the season/year and will loose ALL
track points and prize fund moneys.
15.2 No two way radios are allowed
in the car.
15.3 No protests will be accepted
in the UCAR division.
15.4 Race winners will start last
in the next race that they compete in.
16.1 All competitors should
read/review sections 1 thru 17 of the NASCAR 2010 Rule Book.
16.2 All competitors should
read/review ODS General Rules and ODS ALL Division Rules.
16.3 Any questions concerning
these rules should be directed to a member of the ODS technical
Less Steger, Dave Menefee, Eric Stewart, Matt Meadows, Adam Fuller
16.4 Old Dominion
welcomes all of its competitors to an exciting new racing season.
Well wishes are extended for a safe, professional and successful