WWOC Rules 2011
Wild West Open Comp Sprint Car Rules
Welcome to the Wild West Open Comp Sprint Cars. The Promoters of the Wild West Open Comp Sprint Car
Division are honored to have you and your team participate in our events. It our sincere desire to do the best that
we can to give our participants the best racing experience possible. We have painstakingly interviewed many
racers and compiled the opinions of
validating the majority of those opinions, and coming up with the best and most popular choices that you and your
peers wanted to see. We hope that what we have put together with your help will meet or exceed your expectations.
If you have any suggestions or concerns, please feel free to bring them to our attention. We will be glad to address
them by e-mail or by phone. If circumstances arise that are not covered by these rules, officials will apply a common
sense approach in its decision-making until a rule can be enacted to address the situation in question.
Section A – Engine Rules
1) Engines without ASCS heads with the insignias still in tact or
ASCS Gaskets must run 2” restrictors or stacks.
2) Must be 8 Cylinder with a maximum of 2 valves per cylinder and no
3) Mufflers are required
4) Must be a steel block
5) We invite all sprint cars to come run with us. Chances are if you have a 360 Cubic inch engine you are legal and welcome here.
6) Fuel must be clear alcohol
7) No electronic Traction Control of any kind
8) Must be under 370 cubic inches
Section B – Tire Rule
Right rear tire must be a 17” Hoosier Medium or harder. You can run a 18 inch tire labeled “Hard”
Section C- Chassis Rules
1) Cars must be the same shape and size as a typical sprint car.
2) No wings or body parts that act like wings.
3) Safety belts must be two years old or newer, and you must wear proper safety gear.
4) All nuts and bolts must be tight, all parts secured.
5) Any Ballast used to make weight must be properly secured and approved by Tech Officer.
6) All cars running ASCS heads or ASCS gaskets must weigh a minimum of 1475 pounds with driver. All other cars must weigh 1550 pounds with driver.
7) Car numbers must be legible and be able to be read from the grandstands.
8) Run all the Titanium you want. Knock yourself out. Just make sure your car weighs enough when it hits the scale or we WILL disqualify you, and all winnings and pay will be paid to the next top finishing driver.
9) Anything jury rigged will be subject to a safety inspection at the Tech officer’s discretion.
10) No cockpit adjustments on shocks, no weight jackers, Dri-bars with driver access, No dual mode ignitions accessible to driver are allowed.
Section D- Safety
1) Must wear industry approved fireproof suit, gloves, underwear and shoes
2) No rough driving. If we get multiple complaints from multiple competitors, your
3) Any fines imposed during the night will be paid before your car goes back on the track. All fines will be added to the purse.
4) Must use a race radio. (That works)
5) All drivers MUST attend the driver’s meeting.
6) If you use your car as a weapon in any way shape or form, you will be black flagged, and disqualified from competing for the remainder of the day’s competition. Any money awarded for that event will be forfeited.
Section E – Prizes Fees, and Penalties
1) Top three finishers will go to the podium, get your trophy and picture taken, and like it. Any not showing up at the podium for their award may forfeit their winnings.
2) Any car that takes any green flag will be paid $50
3) Any driver failing to draw for heat races or pack racing surface (when requested) will not receive passing points, but only points accumulated through his finishing position in his heat race.
4) Track rules apply. If you don’t know what the track rules are, then ask or go to the track’s website and check it out. In the event that any track rule conflicts with the rules listed herein, the tracks rules will take precedent.
5) If you violate any of the rules outlined herein, you can be warned, fined, suspended, banned, tied to the nearest ant hill, or any combination of the aforementioned at the discretion of track management or the race director.
6) Any car needing to be re-started for any reason will be sent to the back of the field.
7) Any car causing a yellow for any reason will tag. If you cause two yellows, you will be black flagged and must leave the track as soon as safely possible.
8) In the event of a Red Flag, you will not drive by the wreck for any reason. You must stop as soon as safely possible.
9) Any driver not showing enough skill to properly handle a sprint car may be deemed ineligible to compete. Those displaying minimal skills may be asked to tag until they display that they can compete safely.
10) Pill draw is $20.00 per car, and the money goes to the purse. No membership required.
Section F – Scoring
1) The driver will receive points for passing as well as finishing position. These points will determine where you are placed in the Feature or the B Feature. They are determined by using the following graph.
2) The top 8 scoring cars will be subject to a pill draw for position in the A Feature.
3) The top 4 finishers of the “B” Feature will transfer to the “A” Feature finishing off the last four positions.
4) In the event of a tie in passing points, the driver who first earned the points shall be positioned in front of any driver earning the same amount of points.
5) Passing points will be determined by where the cars are positioned on the final parade lap.
Section G- Protests and Complaints
1) Protests need to be brought to the race director immediately after the incident, Ruling or judgment is made by the official or the competitor. If the program is continued or ruled upon that is the basis of the protest. The protest will not be validated. They need not be made in writing, but they need to be clear and presented in a civilized manner. Any verbal or physically abusive action on the part of the protestor will void the protest.
2) All judgments on protests will be final.
3) Wild West Open Comp will be glad to hear any suggestions by the racers, fans, or anyone else for that matter. We will do the best we can to sanction these events for the common interests and good of all participants. We will do the best we can to explain our decision making process to any whom are interested. Most decisions will be made with consideration to a majority consensus. If your suggestions are not used, it is more than likely a safety issue, an economics issue, or not agreed upon by a majority of your competitors. We hope that you will understand.
4) WWOC is a promotional business. We reserve the right to refuse participants based on their conduct and sportsmanship. Disqualification and refusal of participants is solely at the promoter’s discretion.
Section H- Race Officials
Promoter – Mike White
Race Director – Rick Setser
Participant Representative – Robbie Allen
Tech Inspector- Glen Deskins
Section I- General Division Rules
1) If twenty-eight (28) or more cars are present, there will be four (4) heat races and a Semi-Main Event.
2) If twenty-one (21) to twenty-seven (27) cars are present, there will be three (3) heat races and a Semi-Main Event.
3) If less than twenty-one (21) cars are present, there will be three (3) heat races and a Main Event.
4) A driver who goes out late or comes in early from wheel-packing will tag his heat race. Repeated offenses may result in that driver tagging the Main Event and a $25 fine. If the driver is already tagging his heat race, he will tag his next race.
5) Any driver who fails to participate in wheel-packing will not receive hot laps or run in his scheduled heat race, and shall tag either the Semi Main or Main Event. A race official may grant exceptions at his discretion.
6) Any driver who spins repeatedly during hot laps may be required to tag his heat race.
7) Upon any driver change, that car must tag the next event.
8) No driver changes are permitted after the race has started.
9) A cone will normally be used to start all races.
11) Non-qualifiers can compete in the Semi Main Event and/or Consolation races (if held).
a.) 17 or more cars: 15 laps.
b.) 16 or fewer cars: 12 laps.
3. Main Event Transfer:
a.) 20-car Main Event program: The top 4 Semi Main finishers will transfer.
12) Any car failing to start under the original Green Flag will start at the rear of the field if the race is restarted.
13) Pill Draw will cost $20.00
Section J -Provision for Challenge Cup Cars
1) Six to Nine cars participating there will be a separate Challenge Cup heat race. The top 6 cars will go to a Challenge Cup Dash. Top finisher will get a trophy, and pay out based on a pay metric of $100.00 per car. The top 2 finishers will have the option of competing in the A Feature of the Open Comp Division.
2) For Ten to Sixteen cars there will be two heat races. For more than Sixteen cars there will be a minimum of 3 heat races. The top 6 cars will run a Challenge Cup Dash. Top finisher will get a trophy and their finish will determine the starting position in the Challenge Cup Main Event. They will Line up according to how they place in the Dash. The residual starting positions will be determined by the passing points accumulated in their heats. The top two finishers of the Challenge Cup Feature will have the option of competing in the Open Comp “A” feature. In order to compete, they must forfeit their pay in exchange for the Feature payout, and will take the last two starting positions. For 16 or more cars, the top three finishers of the Challenge cup Feature will receive a trophy. If there are 15 cars or less, a trophy will be awarded to the winner only.
3) To accommodate the Challenge Cup cars, the WWOC “A” Feature will run up to 22 cars if there are any Challenge Cup competitors that qualify and wish to exercise their option. If there are less than 20 WWOC cars competing in the “A” Feature, The Challenge Cup teams will have the option of filling the Main Event spots until the field is filled with up to 20 cars.
4) Challenge Cup Cars MUST comply with ALL Challenge Cup rules and are subject to Tech Inspection.
5) If there are less than six Challenge Cup entries in a night, they will run the regular WWOC format, with the top scoring finisher receiving a “Challenge Cup Top Dog” award of $100.00 in addition to the normal WWOC payout. Challenge Cup Competitors must exercise their “A” Feature option to qualify for the “Top Dog” award. The top scoring cars will be given the option if they do not qualify by the over all passing points for the WWOC Main Event.
6) Challenge Cup Pill draw will be $10.00