These rules shall govern all DDCC events and, by participation in these events, all entrants are deemed to have understood and complied with these rules. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with, these rules and 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 participants, spectators, or others.
Spirit and Intent
Guidelines offered in this publication are subject to the term "spirit and intent" and apply to the technical aspects of Dwarf Car racing as well as to the actions of competitors, drivers and crewmembers. It is expected that all participants will adhere to the spirit and intent of these rules at our events. These rules are guidelines for fair and competitive competition. If you are contemplating a technical undertaking that is not directly addressed in these rules, please contact a Competition Committee member.
A five-member Competition Committee, (CC) governs the Desert Dwarf Car Club (DDCC). The five-member Competition Committee will consist of three appointed members and two members voted on by the members / drivers. Eligible voted members of the CC must have been a member of DDCC the previous year, participated in 40% of the races in the previous year, and plan on participating in 50% of the races in the current year. Appointed members are done so by the Committee. Term limits are indefinite for both appointed and elected members of the CC.
Competition Committee Members:
RULE BOOK GUIDELINES:
DDCC has the right to change, add, delete, or modify in any way any of these rules. Officials have the authority to disqualify any entry they believe has violated either the spirit or the intent of the rules.
If this rulebook does not specifically say that you can change/modify/add something, then you must consider that the change/modification/addition is illegal.
Any questions about the legality of a change/modification/addition not covered in this rule book must be answered by the DDCC committee in writing and presented to the tech inspector upon request. If you have a request for a change/modification/addition, please contact a DDCC Official before making the change/modification/addition.
Enforcement of Specification Rules:
All DDCC-approved weighing, measuring and testing devices used by the DDCC Tech Officials are the standards which will determine compliance with the rules and regulations. A competitor’s equipment, gauge or instrument, unless approved by the DDCC Inspector, will have no bearing on the enforcement of these rules. Car must start in tech area to perform inspections that require car to start.
New Rule Changes for 2011
Allow 2004 and older Suzuki GSXR 1000 and 2004 and older R-1. Must be stock with the following limits; OEM ignition only, mandatory auto fuel pump shut off, air box must be under hood, oil pans may be modified for ground clearance and oiling.
Motors must be inspected and sealed
(Currently available by Steve Moriarty @ Cycle Dynamics for approximately $40.00)
1. DDCC race rules shall apply at all DDCC Sanctioned events.
2. Any type of traction control is illegal in any DDCC event. Any car to be found with traction control will be disqualified; the driver / owner will be suspended for 1 year from DDCC competition, and assessed a $500 fine.
3. Track officials, Technical inspectors and the CC shall have responsibility for rules and regulation enforcement at DDCC events. At the discretion of track official(s) in charge, a competitor may be disqualified for track rule violations, hazardous equipment, or hazardous actions.
4. All DDCC vehicles subject to inspection at any time.
5. Approval of a Dwarf Car by the Tech inspector shall mean only that the vehicle is approved for participation in a competitive event and shall not be construed in any way to mean that the inspected vehicle is guaranteed mechanically sound. Be it further declared that the inspector shall not be liable, nor shall the Sanctioning Body, neither for any mechanical failure nor for any losses, injuries or death resulting from same.
6. No equipment or racecar will be considered as having been approved by reason of having passed through inspection “UNOBSERVED”. Regardless of a Dwarf Car passing prior inspections, compliance with all rules must be made at each post-race inspection.
7. Any unsportsmanlike conduct by drivers, owners and/or pit crews shall be grounds for disqualification and/or punitive action by the DDCC. Drivers are responsible for the conduct and actions of their crewmembers.
8. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited before or during a DDCC event by any driver or crewmember. Use, distribution or sale of illegal drugs at ANY TIME shall be cause for immediate, indefinite suspension. You may also be subject to a fine of no less than $50 or more than $500.
9. Age requirements shall be at the discretion of Track Rules. NOTE: The DDCC or its official may require participant to undergo physical examination before said individual is allowed to compete in DDCC event).
10. IMPORTANT. Members are not employees of the association, but are independent contractors and assume all responsibility for all charges, premiums, and taxes, if any; payable on any funds they may receive as a result of their participation in any event as members.
11. Rookie of the Year shall be determined by the rookie with the most points at the end of the season. A rookie shall be anyone who has not raced in more than five points races in any previous season. Drivers who have racing experience in Legend Cars, Midgets, Sprint Cars, and IMCA Modified type cars, Street Stock, or Late Models, are not eligible for Rookie of the Year.
12. Sportsman of the Year shall be determined by his attitude, dedication to the sport, promotion of the sport, and overall sportsmanship shown to the Association and fans. Eligible drivers must have competed in at least 75% of the points races. Any driver who has received any unsportsmanlike conduct related is not eligible, you may not vote for these drivers. A secret ballot will be held near the end of each racing season and before the Awards Banquet. Each registered driver member is entitled to one vote. Non-driver members may not participate in this vote.
13. DDCC driver memberships will be in force from January 1 until December 31 of year of issue. Membership dues are $50. Non-driver membership is $25. There will be no grace races. Members will receive a DDCC Rule Book, Membership card upon receipt of payment. Cars must have no performance or safety infractions.
14. At the beginning of race night, all cars must have all body parts intact.
15. No transmitting or listening devices are allowed on driver or in the car. No rear viewing devices of any kind are allowed on the driver or in the car.
16. A minimum of ten cars must start the Main Event to be considered a point’s race. Less than ten cars will be considered an exhibition race. Purse money will be distributed in a normal pay-off manner at exhibition races.
17. Each driver must be present for pill draw. Any arrivals after pill draw is closed, you will tag for heat races only. No driver may compete in any car other than the one they originally signed in with the Pit Steward. Any driver who competes in a car that he is not eligible to drive shall be disqualified.
18. Rookies will tag all events for a minimum of three race nights. They will display a rookie flag on their car.
19. The top five (5) finishers in the Main Event must report directly to the tech area/scales with their belts attached. Common sense will be applied to a time limit. Failure to report to claim area will result in disqualification and loss of money and points. The tech inspector may disqualify any car for not meeting the DDCC requirements. Any disqualification must be clarified by Competition Committee.
20. Tires will be checked for a minimum reading of 55 points on the durometer.
21. Where scales are available, car will be weighed, minimum weight of 1000 pounds without driver and 1200 pounds with driver. All ballast must be securely fastened to car. (Maximum 70 pounds). Tech inspector may remove dirt or clay.
22. Rear weight percentage shall not be greater than 57% with driver.
23. If a cars weight is light, the car will be pushed off the scales and the scales reset, then the car will be re-weighed.
24. Protest may be made for the suspicion of illegal parts only. The protesting driver must have competed in the race in protest. A fee of $40 in cash must accompany a written protest. $10 of the protest monies will go towards the point fund. If the driver who has been protested against is found to be legal, he/she will receive $30. If that driver is found to be illegal, the protesting driver will receive $30. If the protested driver denies inspection then he/she is disqualified for that race night. No protest of any type will be allowed after prize money has been paid. All protest will be resolved prior to the parties involved being paid.
25. The DDCC Tech official may check any rule at any time; prior tech examination does not imply acceptance of rules infractions.
26. The DDCC Competition Committee or the DDCC Tech Officials will not be responsible to officiate a DDCC race. Track officials will rule on the finishing order, yellow flag enforcement, and Texas starting. Track decisions are final.
27. The DDCC Competition Committee will rule on rough driving, unsportsmanlike conduct, or any other improprieties by a majority vote. The Competition Committee may penalize a driver for the above named infractions. Penalties will be a reduction of points, monetary fine, and/or disqualification. Penalties shall be levied at the discretion of the Competition Committee. Track penalties shall have the same consequences as DDCC penalties.
28. Fines for penalties (AT A MINIMUM):
1st infraction = $50 fine + loss of 50 points
2nd infraction = $75 fine + loss of 75 points + 1 (points) race suspension
3rd infraction = $100 fine + loss of 100 points + 2 (points) race suspension
29. Disqualification means that the car and driver will forfeit all points, money, trophy and contingencies for the race night. Additionally, these races cannot be used as throwout races.
30. Suspension means that car and or driver shall not participate in a DDCC event for the length of the suspension. Disqualification may be accompanied by an unsportsmanlike penalty at the discretion of the Competition Committee.
31. Fine must be paid in the form of cash, cashier’s check or money order and be received by the DDCC Competition Committee prior to driver returning to competition. Monies collected from fine shall be deposited into the DDCC general fund.
WEEKLY LINE-UP PROCEDURES
32. Drivers will pay $10 per night at the time of pill draw, of which $1 will go to Tech person(s), not to exceed $20, maximum of two Tech persons per night. Balance will be deposited into the DDCC Champ Fund.
33. First night, all drivers pill draw for heats. Qualifiers for Main Event starting positions will line-up in finishing order of their respective heats (winner from 1st heat lines up in pole position, winner of 2nd heat lines up outside front row, etc). Top qualifiers from each heat transfer to A Main. From second night on, heat races use the pill draw for heat race positions.
34. Top 12 qualifiers from heat races using season point average will be inverted. High point average will start in the 12th position. Previous Main Event winner (if transferred from heat race) will start in the 13th position. Any previous winner that has not started in 13th position will start in 14th position.
35. B MAIN Cars start straight up with the highest finishing non-qualifiers to the front.
36. A new driver that does not have a Point Average shall be lined up at the rear of the field of cars in Main Event only. If a driver with no point average or a rookie earns a transfer spot the driver will tag the inverted field.
37. Maximum cars in main event are twenty-four cars, unless the track rules otherwise.
38. A four wide parade lap and salute to the fans will precede every DDCC Main Event.
39. A pill draw from point standings will determine participants in the 6-car trophy dash. A driver may win one trophy dash per season. Top 5 drivers in points standings are not eligible.
40. Illegal parts found at any time during race night, the car and driver are disqualified. See Rule #26 for Fines and Penalties.
ENGINE CLAIM RULES
41. $1800.00 cash claim on engine. Claim must be made to Tech Official within fifteen minutes after Main Event checkered flag.
42. Claim does not include: carburetors, clutch linkage, alternator or alternator block off plate, headers, coils, ignition box, oil lines, fittings, or coolers, radiator, oil pressure or temperature gauges.
43. First five position finishers must report directly to tech area and are subject to engine claim by any other driver finishing sixth on back in feature that has not been lapped by first place driver. Failure to report directly to claim area will result in disqualification. (Engine is still claimable).
44. Claim is in effect on opening night for all eligible drivers and driver must have been at track on opening night to be eligible to claim second night of season. Following that, no driver may claim unless he or she has competed in the two previous consecutive events.
45. Only driver and officials allowed in claiming area. Driver making claim must drive his car to claim area.
46. Claimed engine must be completely removed within one hour from time claim is made and driver agrees to sell claimed engine.
47. Claims must be made to official, and $1800 cash, valid DDCC membership must accompany declaration of intention to claim.
48. Only driver may claim engine and only driver may agree to sell or refuse to sell engine. First sell or no sell by driver being claimed is binding.
49. Promoter may claim the engine of any driver finishing in the top ten immediately following feature, unless that driver has made a legal claim in that event. Driver claim takes precedence over promoter claim.
50. Any driver refusing to sell engine, when claimed within rules may not claim any DDCC drivers’ engine for twelve calendar months from date of refusal to accept claim.
51. First refusal will also result in the loss of all DDCC points for the season, a sixty day suspension, and a $500 cash fine. Second refusal to sell will result in driver being suspended from DDCC events for ninety calendar days from date of refusal and until the $1000 fine is paid. Third refusal results in permanent suspension from all DDCC sanctioned events. Car, engine, and driver are suspended for duration of penalty.
52. Once an engine claim has been made and accepted, the engine is not to be started, under any circumstances. The car is to be pushed to the area where removal will take place. Any driver starting engine will be disqualified and fine of $100 by the DDCC. All claimed engines must be removed from car at the track; buyer must examine engine before removal—once removal is started, sale is final.
53. Any sabotage discovered to a claimed engine will result in the driver being suspended from DDCC competition for thirty calendar days and a $500 cash fine, paid to DDCC. Drivers are to be held accountable for any sabotage discovered while pulling the engine, and will be responsible for any and all penalties as a result of any sabotage. The claim will be disallowed and the money returned to the claimer
54. No driver may claim more than two engines during current calendar year.
55. No one driver may claim any other one driver more than once during current calendar year.
56. A disqualification will not affect a legal claim. The engine will be pulled and transferred prior to any penalties being assessed. Unsportsmanlike conduct during the claim procedure will result in immediate $100 fine by DDCC.
1. Car or Pickup Truck body will be of 1928 or 1948 vintage, coupe, sedan or pickup truck. Will have to be made or produced from 1928 to 1948 coupe, sedan or pickup truck only. Will have been a production car or pickup truck. All frames and roll cages, including firewall, doors, and rear section framing, must be fabricated as a single unit frame already forming the actual contour and dimensions of the finished body. Sheet metal, meaning outside skin, must be permanently attached, riveted or spot welded no more than 12" between attach points located near the outside perimeter of each panel where it meets the roll cage, firewall, or trunk framing. Skin may not bulge or gap open between any attach points.
2. No open top cars such as roadsters or convertibles. No convertible bodies with fabricated hard top or "T" tops. MUST BE REPLICA OF FACTORY STOCK BODY. If a car builder or owner or driver is questioned about the body style and stock appearance requirements of his or her dwarf car or dwarf pickup truck, he or she must produce to the Tech Official a diagram, photograph, or specifications of a 1928 to 1948 American Vintage coupe, sedan, or pickup truck demonstrating their intent to follow the rules as to body style and stock appearance requirements. Must have full roof of metal construction. Roof may have a slope of four degree maximum. Dzus fastened bodies are allowed. All roll cage bracing must be left intact permanently (welded). Enter an exit by door only.
3. No foreign makes, panels, station wagons or Woody’s. Only closed top, meaning hardtop, American passenger cars and pickup trucks.
4. Body will be of all metal construction. All Tubing must have a minimum of .065" wall thickness. No fiberglass, plastic, nylon, etc. No aluminum for frames or roll cages. Outer skins shall be a minimum of 26-gauge steel or aluminum. Firewalls between engine and driver’s compartment, and trunk area and driver’s compartment are mandatory. Must be complete firewalls, separating engine and trunk compartments from driver’s compartment. Minimum thickness of front firewall is .050".
5. No fenders front or rear. No sheet metal or other body panels of any kind forward of the cowl except the hood and grille.
6. Doors and windows must remain in stock appearance and location. Body must be skinned to match its kind (i.e., 3-window coupe frame must be skinned as a 3-window, not a 5-window). Right and left door must be operational and allow passage. Right and left door may be shortened a maximum of 4" from the bottom to allow for exhaust pipe or nerf bar clearance. Windows and doors must be near exact scaled size, shape, and location. All doors must be hinged as to open in the same manner as original factory model of its kind, except rear access panel on models with no trunk door. All access panels must conform to or match body style.
7. All inside suspension mounts must be shielded from the driver compartment. No sharp edges or protruding objects shall be allowed inside the driver’s compartment. All cut and free standing edges of the sheet metal must be folded or covered with a molding such as all four edges of the door skin and all of the window openings. This does not include the front and rear edges of the hood or trunk door or the rear access panels. No sharp objects inside or outside of the car. Right and left door must have at least two bars minimum of .065" x .750" OD tubing welded through the midsection of the doorframe. The bar supporting the driveshaft tunnel may count as one of these bars but only on the driveshaft side.
8. Door openings must have supports welded to the inside of the front and rear doorposts to prevent the door from being pushed into the body upon impact. Door stops minimum 3/16"x 2"x3".
9. Front frame loop may be installed but cannot be any higher than where it exits to cowl to front of frame including shock mounts or any other suspension parts.
10. Each car will have grill shell and simulated original grill matching its body style. Cars will have a stock appearing grill, which should be constructed of steel or fiberglass, and a hood to match radiator size and body style so as not to distract from overall appearance. Functional radiator may be mounted in trunk area.
11. All door latches must be a positive locking device so as not to open from vibration or upset, and must not jam if door is damaged. Latches must be placed high enough on the door so as to be easily reached from the outside of the car.
12. Hood must be fastened securely by spring latch, rubber latch, nut and bolt or dzus fasteners. No self-tapping screws as on the rest of the car as well.
13. No body shall be over 40" tall from bottom of outer edge to extreme top, including the frame rail. No body shall be over 48" tall from ground up to extreme top. Loaded or unloaded, with or without driver, the car must be within these measurements at all times
14. No body prior to 1938 shall exceed 36" in width. No body 1939 or later shall exceed 38" in width, measured at the widest point, usually the rear doorpost.
15. Engine compartment must conform to scale of body length and must match contour of body where it meets the right and left side body panels. Firewall or cowling outer skin must be stock appearing in size and shape; only inner panel may be altered.
16. No glass of any kind will be permitted. A 1/2" square mesh windscreen is required in place of windshield only. On asphalt tracks, lexan of suitable quality may be used. No filling of side windows with lexan or any other materials. Front side windows may contain a net. No aerodynamic aids such as wings, spoilers, air dams, or side windows are allowed in any form.
FRAME & ROLL CAGE REQUIREMENTS:
17. The 1 x 2 x .120 rectangular tubing frame rails will extend from the extreme front of the car meaning at least even with the grille to the extreme rear of the car meaning at least 2 inches behind the last portion of the body or trunk. These frame rails will be placed with the two inch side vertically and the one inch side horizontal for their entire length. Right and left frame rails may be cut out and dropped a maximum of two inches under the rear axle to provide vertical clearance for the rear axles. This cutout must be no longer than necessary to provide clearance. This cutout will not violate the rules governing the height of the body or the overall height of the car. The same frame rails may also be looped up and over the rear axles but must conform to the overall length and size requirements. No round, oval, or square tubing in lower side main frame rails. There will be a minimum of three cross members in the manned compartment; one at the forward end, one at the rear, and one near the center. The cross members will be made of steel only, with a minimum thickness of .120". Can be round, square, oval or angle, no aluminum. Roll cage will be 1" or 1-1/2" mild steel tubing of. 065" thickness. Rear door post 1" x 2" x .120 rectangular tubing. Perimeter roll cage tubing (from top of windshield post to rear frame rail on both sides) must be a minimum of 1 1/4" diameter steel tubing with a .065 wall. (Driver safety is foremost here).
NERF BAR REQUIREMENTS:
18. Short nerf bars required. Long nerf bars are optional. Short nerf bars must be mounted in front of the rear axle only. A maximum of 18" from front of rear axle to rear kick-out mount. Also must be a three point mounting, no more than 18" center-to-center of both lower mounting points, and the upper mount no more than 18" above bottom of frame rail or lowest forward mounting point. Nerf bars made of 1" x .083 (maximum) mild steel tube. Long nerf bars must be 1" maximum diameter tubing with a single or maximum double horizontal tube. The lower rear mount must be no more than 18" in front of the centerline of rear axle. The front mount must be at least 17" behind the centerline of the front spindles. All lower mounts must be on, or below, the centerline of the horizontal tube. The upper mount shall be located to the rear of the door and be no more than 18" above the centerline of the lower frame rail. An additional lower center mount may be used for a total of 4 mounts. Doors must open but may be shortened. No portion of nerf bars may extend wider than rear tires.
FRONT & REAR BUMPER REQUIREMENTS:
19. Front bumper may be minimum 24" to maximum 30" wide not less than 6" high, and will not extend more than 6" forward of front tires. Bumper attach material can be a minimum wall thickness of .065". Bottom of front bumper must be no more than 7" above level ground. Maximum height of bumpers is 16". All front bumper material must be 1" x .065 mild steel tubing. All corners must be round at least a 2“radius no sharp edges
20. The minimum width of the rear bumper will be 48" and made of maximum .095 mild steel tube and will not exceed the maximum width of the rear tires. All corners must be round at least a 2“radius no sharp edges.
21. Radius rods, strut rods, tie rods, panhard bars may be aluminum or steel. Spindle, hubs, a-arms and rotors must be made of steel. No sway/anti-roll bars. Front suspension must not exceed tire height or extend rearward past the most forward panel of the firewall, except under frame rail, where it cannot be seen from either side. No part of the front suspension such as, but not limited to, shocks or towers, may exceed 2” over tire height. No rear suspension shall be mounted or extended outside the car’s natural bodylines except through rear wheel opening. Three link suspension system only. All bars will be mounted forward of the rear end housing where mounted to the chassis/frame. Single panhard bar is allowed, not watts link or Jacobs’s ladder Z link, Four Bar, or other types of bar configurations. No flexible trailing arms on rear suspension. No rubber biscuit or spring loaded trailing arms. Solid mounting only.
22. No straight axles on the front, no IRS on the rear.
23. No torsion bars allowed front or rear.
24. No driver adjustable mechanism in cockpit area; ie: brake bias, dyna ignition box, etc.
25. No electric, hydraulic, air, or ratchet type of weight jacks allowed.
26. Automotive type, steel bodied non-rebuildable hydraulic or gas shocks only. One shock per wheel, four shocks per car maximum.
27. Coil-over suspension only. No torsion bars or leaf springs, or fifth coils.
28. Manual coil adjusters allowed so long as they are not adjustable from the cockpit area.
29. Four cycle and four cylinder motorcycle engines only. No snowmobile or other special application engines. Engines must have been built originally by the motorcycle factory for a production run of 500 or more and must be at least two years old at the beginning of the present season. Serial numbers must be left unmarred on the engine for date verification. Engine size is limited to a maximum of 1220cc. Engine may not be underbored from factory specs. I.e. 1300cc down to 1200cc.No blowers or turbo chargers; engine must be naturally aspirated. ZZR 1200 will be legal starting the 2010 season. Carbureted R-1 and Blackbirds must remain stock no aftermarket parts can be used. (Can’t add carbs to a FI motors)
With the interest of keeping an affordable and competitive racing association, the following engine will be illegal; Kawasaki ZX1200
30. Engine must have all parts operational such as the transmission and clutch. Charging system may be modified or removed. Alternator case may also be removed. No air or electric shifters allowed. Manual shifter only.
31. Engine must be cooled by the manufacture's intent. No added water jackets of any kind. Extra fans or oil coolers are acceptable as long as they don’t distract from the neat appearance of the car. Larger radiators than stock are acceptable as long as they don’t distract from the neat appearance of the car.
32. All engines must be front mounted in stock location for the model of the car. Engine may not extend more than 12" to either side of car body centerline. The square of the engine cannot extend to the rear of the front axle line more than 17". The square or the engine is normally determined by but not limited to the cylinder fins and the main crankcase.
33. Engines must be self-starting by manufacture's intent.
34. No engine/transmission assembly may extend to rear more than 17", except separate transmission, where transmission may be mounted in place of jackshaft (i.e. a Harley) from the front axle line. Engine rear will be determined by the imaginary square of the engine, usually stock cylinder fins for the sides, tappet cover seam for the front, rear of the transmission case for the back. Bolt heads, dowel abutments, transmission drive flanges; alternator cases, point covers and other such protrusions will not serve as measure point. Front axle location will be determined by scaling photograph of car to 73" wheelbase and mounting front axle in actual proportion to car body.
HEADER & MUFFLER REQUIREMENTS
35. Exhaust and headers must be installed as not to distract from a stock appearing hood, with the exception of side panels. Any hood may be notched, bent or cut in such a manner as not to distract from stock appearance. If a radiator or a simulated radiator is used, the hood may not be altered as to distract from a neat appearance.
36. A muffler protection bar may be added but must not stick out from the frame more than 6" and must bolt or weld to the frame. It may extend back and attach to the standard kick-out.
37. A muffler good for maintaining 95DBA or better is required.
38. All batteries must be rear mounted (trunk area).
39. Batteries must be securely mounted with a top restraint (no rubber). Restraint must also hold on battery caps.
40. All cars must have one and only one push/pull switch being the master. This master switch must be located to the extreme right hand side of all the other switches and on the right hand side of the dash close enough to the window as to be easily reached from outside of the car. All other switches must be of a different type than push/pull such as toggle, dip, or turn. Any electrical lines in the car must be isolated from rotating parts or fuel lines.
41. Only fuels allowed are gasoline. Trick gas, Cam 2, and aviation gasoline may also be used. No fuel additives. No performance additives. No nitrous oxide.
FUEL CELL REQUIREMENTS
42. Fuel tank must be of metal construction or an approved fuel cell not to exceed 5-gallon capacity. We recommend a fuel cell, as the tracks will soon be demanding one for insurance reasons. Non-fuel leaking cap is required. No pressurized fuel tank. Electric or mechanical fuel pumps only. Tank must be vented in such a manner as to not leak fuel in any position. Fuel tank filler necks may not extend beyond either side of bodyline and must be mounted behind driver, meaning behind the driver’s compartment and inside the outer frame and cage structure. There must be a complete firewall between the driver and fuel tank. We recommend fuel cell safety foam.
43. Manually operated fuel shut-off valve is optional. Off position must be clearly marked and valve handle to be painted as to be seen easily. Any fuel lines passing through the driver compartment must be steel with sufficient strength to prevent bursting.
DRIVE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
44. Must be shaft driven to automotive type differential. Steel driveshafts only. Driveshafts must be painted white. No rubberized or shock reducing drive units allowed.
45. Must drive rear wheels only. No quick change or limited slip rear ends (homemade or otherwise). No aftermarket differentials. No bird cage rear ends. No gun drilled or titanium axles. Steel spools ONLY (no aluminum). No aluminum hubs, must be steel. Differentials must be permanently locked (welded).
46. Driveshafts must be enclosed where they pass through the driver’s compartment with sufficient strength to protect the driver in case of failure. Driveshaft must have at least three 360-degree loops around it. One near each end and one near the center. Frame members may act as part or all of loop.
47. Must have brakes operating both rear wheels. Front brakes are optional. If used, must have two equally working front brakes. Proportioning valve allowed between front and rear brakes only. Proportioning valve must be out of reach of driver. After market brake master cylinders and calipers are allowed. All brake rotors and drums must be made of steel. Minimum thickness must be stamped on rotor or drums and be adhered to. Holes may be drilled in rotor, maximum 20 holes and maximum 3/8-inch hole size.
48. Wheelbase must be 73". Maximum tolerance 1/2". Must be both sides long or short, not one side long and other side short.
49. Tire width may not exceed 60" measured from the extreme outside edge of the tire. (Car must be able to pass through a 60" opening).
50. The center of the front and rear axles will be mounted in the center of the body, no offset hubs front or rear. Offset rims are legal.
SEAT & REQUIREMENTS:
51. The top of the driver’s seat must be no more than 68" back from the front axle line but may be less if desired. All car bodies will have a permanent structure bar located no more than 68" back from the front axle line at 22 1/2" above the frame rail.
52. Seat pan must be welded to the main frame and be of at least 14 gauge steel.
TIRE & WHEEL REQUIREMENTS
53. Steel wheels only with a wall thickness of at least .100". Wheel diameter is limited to 13" only with rim width of 7" maximum. No bead locks or bead lock rims of any kind. No battle beads or modifications of any kind.
54. Street-type tires only. Must have treadwear number of 180 or higher with a tread patch width of 8" maximum, meaning a passenger car tire normally used on public streets and highways. Tire must also have (P) rated allowance. Tire must be of compound used for public highway driving. Tread may be grooved in any manner. Tire must not be altered in size. Tires may not be shaved. Tire rubber compound must not be altered to make softer. Tires must not show a durometer reading to be softer than 55 at any time. Tech Inspector durometer will be considered the official durometer to determine softness of compound. No special racing treads caps, or compounds. No McCreary, Hoosier, Hurst, Mickey Thompson or any other street tire with racing compound. No recaps. 205-60-13 is the widest tire allowed.
55. No car shall weigh less than 1000 pounds without driver or under 1200 pounds with driver at any time.
56. There will be a 70-pound limit on ballast. All ballast must be securely bolted or welded inside of body and extend no lower than the frame rails. No ballast will be mounted outside of the body or frame. Ballast must be painted white and have you car number on it.
57. All cars must have an approved type of five point racing harness equipped with a quick release buckle. Both ends must be fastened to the frame of the car with grade 8 bolts or better of not less than 3/8" diameter. All seat belts should be installed at a 45-degree angle to the driver’s hips. Shoulder harnesses coming from behind the driver should go over both shoulders so that he will be held securely in the seat. Five point racing harness, 3 years old maximum.
58. Approved racing type helmets with a Snell rating are to be used. No exceptions.
59. All cars must have an approved quick release, removable steering wheel.
60. All cars are required to have a fire extinguisher mounted inside of the car within easy reach of the driver. It is recommended a minimum 2-pound fire extinguisher in their pit area.
61. No radiator or oil coolers will be mounted in the driver compartment or on the rear decks. No ventilation holes to any cooler from the driver’s compartment or rear decks. Any lines carrying liquid through the driver’s compartments must be completely shielded from the driver by sheet metal and of sufficient strength to prevent bursting.
62. All drivers must wear an approved driving suit. Single layer fire suit minimum. Also an approved helmet. Other recommended items are neck collar, gloves, shoes and fireproof underwear.
NUMBERS & CARTOON REQUIREMENTS:
63. Numbers must be in at least four places; doors, trunk or rear access panel and on the roof so as to be read from the right side of the car. The numbers will be a minimum of 12" in height and width must be approximately 2/3 of the height except for the #1. No roman numerals or letters can be used. Numbers can only be one or two digits.
64. Cartoon characters are part of the history of Dwarf Car racing and it is recommended that all cars have a cartoon character. All cars must carry the word "DWARF CAR". These words must be at least 2" high and must be on the body skin in plain sight.
65. The year and make of the car shall be displayed in a minimum of 1" letters on the car. (Most often the trunk lid).
66. Car # is reserved when membership is paid in full. If your preferred car # is not available, you must select a different number.
67. The #1 number is reserved for the Points Champion of the preceding year. His original number will be reserved for one year or until there is a new Points Champion.
68. All Driver dues must be paid by your 1st race.