OUTLAW COMPACT 2014 Rules

2014 OUTLAW COMPACT CONSTRUCTION RULES (Rules will be in effect until further notice)

The Outlaw Compact  Auto Racing Club, aka Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Series, Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Touring Series, Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Tour, and/or OCAR is a Non-Profit organization with the purpose of scheduling and holding Automobile Racing Events at various speedways, or racing track facilities.
These rules and/ or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide the orderly conduct of racing events held by The Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Club, a Non-Profit club, and to establish minimum acceptance requirements for such auto racing events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by
participating in any event held by the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Club, all participants are indicating they have complied with these rules.
NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF,
OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND / OR REGULATIONS.
These rules and regulations are intended as a guide for the conduct of auto racing events scheduled by The Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Club at various Speedways and are in no way a guarantee against injury, or death to a participant, spectator, officials, or others.
The Race Director and/or Technical Director shall have full authority to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications or rules herein, or to impose any further restrictions that, in their opinion, do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements.
NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF THESE SPECIFICATIONS OR RULES.
Any interpretation of, or deviation from these specifications or rules is left to the discretion of the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Board Members, Directors, and Officers.  Their decision will be final. ANY EQUIPMENT THAT THE OFFICIALS CONSIDER EXOTIC OR NOT IN THE SPIRIT OF THE RULES OR BEST INTEREST OF THE CLUB WILL BE CONSIDERED ILLEGAL FOR COMPETITION.  IN THE INTEREST OF FAIRNESS, THE RULES MAY BE ADJUSTED TO CREATE A BALANCE OF COMPETITION IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DRIVER TO ENSURE HIS/HER CAR MEETS THE RULES AT ALL TIMES ON THE TRACK, TO INCLUDE WARM-UP, PRACTICE AND COMPETITIVE LAPS.
BY PARTICIPATING IN AND/OR ENTERING INTO COMPETITION IN ANY EVENT SCHEDULED BY THE OUTLAW COMPACT AUTO RACING CLUB, SERIES, OR TOURING SERIES, AN INDIVIDUAL IMPLIES THEY AGREE TO ABIDE BY ANY AND ALL RULES SET FORTH BY THE
OUTLAW COMPACT AUTO RACING CLUB, SERIES, TOURING SERIES.

 

 
COMPETING MODELS
1. Competition will be open to American and Foreign vehicles, 104” stock wheelbase or less, originally available with a four cylinder engine. No all-wheel-drive, four-wheel drive or four-wheel steering.
2.  Year, make and model to be approved by the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Association before being raced.
3.  No turbochargers and superchargers allowed.
4.  No convertibles, pickups or roadsters allowed.

WEIGHTS
1. Minimum weight, including driver…
a.  Front engine, solid axle, rear wheel drive: 2100 lb
b.  Front engine, front wheel drive: 2000 lb
c.  Front engine, independent rear suspension: 2400 lb
d.  Any drive train layout with fuel injection: 2400 lb
e.  Volkswagen with air-cooled engine: 2000 lb
f.  In fairness of competition, the board may adjust minimum weights on specific cars.     g. Maximum left-side weight, 56%.

ENGINES
1.Only standard production four-cylinder engine for make allowed (Ford to Ford, VW to VW, Honda to Honda, etc).
2.  OEM block only.  Modifications allowed.
3.  Internal parts – modifications allowed, aftermarket allowed.
4.  Maximum 2600cc overall displacement.

CYLINDER HEADS
1.  Cylinder head must be OEM for make of car. No racing heads allowed (i.e. Yates, Ford Motorsports, Cosworth, etc).
2.  Porting and polishing allowed only on two- and three-valve per cylinder heads only. No porting or polishing allowed on four-valve heads or fuel injected engines.
3.  Four-valve heads to be used on correct cc motor as per factory.
4.  Any aftermarket or OEM valve-train component allowed.

INTAKE MANIFOLDS
1.  Modifications, aftermarket and adapters allowed.

CARBURETORS
1.  Any single two-barrel carburetor allowed – 500cfm maximum
2.  Choke horn may be removed.
3.  Air cleaners are mandatory at all times.
4.  Must have at least two return springs.
5.  Air-cooled Volkswagen may use any dual-carb setup with up to 40mm bores.
FUEL INJECTION
1.  Fuel injection allowed
2.  Must be for stock make and model of engine. No swapping of injection system from other families. Must be stock OEM, including throttle body, fuel rails, injectors, sensors and wiring for that specific engine. Computers must be make-to-make; may have provisions for adjustability.  No aftermarket ECU.
3.  ECU must be mounted in an easily accessible and visible place.
4.  ECU must be inspected and sealed by tech before being allowed to race and will be inspected for seal at each event.
5.  All fuel injection components are to be proven legal by the car owner.
6.  ECU on any fuel-injected car may be claimed for $200 by the club or any club member participating in that event.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
1.  Must have working starter at all times.
2.  Crank-triggered ignitions allowed outside of car, or on the dashboard just right of center.
3.  Battery must be mounted securely in an approved battery box, subject to tech.
4.  All batteries must be mounted behind driver and as far to the left as possible.
5.  Battery not permitted in the fuel cell area, subject to tech.
6.  Alternator optional.
7.  No in-car adjustable ignition timing within reach of the driver.
8.  No magnetos.
9. Aftermarket distributors allowed, MSD boxes allowed.

 

COOLING SYSTEMS
1.  Cars must have an approved catch or overflow tank, cannot be mounted in the driver’s compartment.
2.  No antifreeze or ethylene glycol coolants allowed water only.  Water-Wetter allowed.

LUBRICATION
1.  No dry sump systems.

EXHAUST SYSTEMS
1.  Mufflers required at all times.
2.  Any exhaust system routed thru car must be covered in a neat and safe manner, subject to tech.
3.  Must be securely mounted.
4.  Maximum noise level allowed is 92dba at 75 feet, subject to individual track rules.
5.  Exhaust must extend behind driver and exit outside of car.

TRANSMISSION
1.  OEM standard for make, adapters allowed.
2.  Must have working first and reverse gears.
3.  Scatter shield mandatory steel or approved blanket/belt, subject to tech.
4.  Starter mounting position must remain same as stock.
5.  Front wheel drive vehicles may not use posi-traction or limited-slip differential.

REAR WHEEL DRIVE – DRIVESHAFTS
1.  Must be stock production for make.
2.  Must have two straps or chains fastened to floor of vehicle to keep driveshaft from becoming dislodged.
3.  Must be painted white.

FRAMES
1.  Original frame rails required; no lightening, may be reinforced.
2.  Firewall of a minimum of 20 gauge steel is required between the driver’s compartment and the fuel cell
3.  Original front fender wells and strut towers may be removed.
4.  Stock unaltered firewall must remain in original location.
5.  Stock original floor pan must be intact from front firewall to rear firewall and from rocker panel location to rocker panel location.  Must be attached to stock firewall as per factory.
6.  Severely rusted floors may replaced using steel of like thickness to patch those areas only.
7.  CONTACT OUTLAW BOARD IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR A FLOORPAN THAT IS NON-CONFORMING TO THESE RULES IN ANY WAY. NON-CONFORMING FLOORS MUST BE APPROVED AND ALL FLOORS ARE SUBJECT TO TECH AND SHOULD BE APPROVED PRIOR TO FINAL CONSTRUCTION.

SUSPENSION
1.  Must be per manufacturer (strut to strut, coil to coil, leaf to leaf, etc).
2.  Reinforcing allowed.
3.  May be lowered.
4.  Coil-Over shocks allowed.
5.  Springs optional; must be per manufacturer type (i.e. leaf, coil, torsion bar, etc).
6.  Weight jacks, screw jacks and adjustable sleeves allowed.
7.  Sway bars optional; one piece bars only.
8.  Spindles and/or steering knuckles must be OEM or direct replacement, aftermarket allowed.
9.  Control arms – modifications allowed, aftermarket allowed.
10. Stock suspension mounts may be slotted, adjustable and/or heavy duty but must remain in stock location.
11. Shocks and/or struts must be steel bodied only, heavy duty allowed. Must be similar to OEM. May be adjustable.
12. Shock and/or strut mounts may be extended for travel. May not protrude thru body.
13. Adjustable camber/caster plates allowed.
14. Panhard bar allowed; may be adjustable.
15.  Wheelbase must be within 1” +/- of stock.

STEERING
1.  Steering racks or boxes may not be moved or repositioned from stock OEM location.
2.  Steering wheel hub must be padded.
BODIES
1.  All cars must have complete bodies, trunk/deck lids, hoods, fenders, etc.
2.  No car will be allowed to run more than one week without fenders lost in previous competition.
3.  All bodies must be installed on frame as per manufacturer and in stock location.
a. Bodies may be changed to a different model with prior approval of the Outlaw Compact Board. Cars must be identifiable as model being represented. No dirt-style bodies allowed.

b. Any other fiberglass body parts must be approved by the board/tech before being allowed.

4.  Front fenders can be Steel, Aluminum, or Fiberglass (2012)
5.  Door panels may be steel or aluminum but must be stock appearing and securely fastened.
6.  Complete hood is required; may be lightened.
7.  Front hoods must use hood pins.  Rear lids/trunks, if operable, must use hood pins.
8.  Side skirts and air dams allowed.  Front and rear spoilers allowed; must be securely fastened.
A. Rear spoilers cannot be wider than the width of the mounting surface and cannot impair rear vision. No dirt-style wings allowed.
a. Maximum height as measured from deck/mounting point at a right angle to the top of the spoiler will be 6”. The maximum spoiler material is 8”. Single plane aluminum or clear ply carbonate (no Plexiglas), or
b.   Stock for make and model of car.
c.   Replacement in stock configuration for make and model of car.
9.  Sunroofs must be removed and covered with minimum 20 gauge steel. No aluminum.

BUMPERS
1.  Aftermarket allowed.
2.  Cannot extend outside of body lines.
3.  Side Nerf bars allowed:
a. Maximum 1.5” O.D. tubing or 1” x 2” rectangular tubing.
b. Ends must be plugged and smooth – no jagged or rough edges.
c. Must not extend past outer edge of tires.

GLASS
1.  Windshields are mandatory – must be mounted in original position and within windshield cavity.
2.  Glass windshield must be securely mounted with four safety clips – two top and two bottoms.  If polycarbonate is used, windshield must be riveted in a safe manner, subject to tech.
3.  Mirrors must be mounted within the body lines of car.
4.  Quarter and back windows may be replaced with polycarbonate (Lexan), no glass or acrylic.
5.  All front glass must be removed except windshield.

ROLL CAGES
1. Full roll cage constructed of minimum 1.5” steel seamless tubing, minimum .095” wall thickness, and no water pipe.
2.  Minimum three crash bars on driver’s side, two on passenger’s side.
3. One windshield bar constructed of 1.5” roll bar material running from top of cage to cowl area is recommended.
4. Minimum .025” diameter inspection hole in driver’s side vertical support required.
5. All cars must have window net on driver’s side; must be securely fastened, subject to tech.
6. All main cage and driver’s side door bars must be gusseted.

7.  Roll cage installation and workmanship are subject to tech.
8. All cars must have .125” thick steel plate welded onto or between drivers’ side door bars.

SEATS
1.  Aluminum racing seats mandatory; no homemade seats allowed.
2.  Approved headrest mandatory.
3.  Must be securely fastened to roll cage with two bolts at top and four bolts at bottom, subject to tech.
4.  Padded rib protection and seat leg extensions are recommended.

SAFETY BELTS
1.  Quick-release lap belt no less than three inched wide is mandatory. Both ends of the belt must be fastened to the roll cage with high quality bolts, minimum .375” diameter.
2.  Shoulder harness no less than three inches wide is mandatory and must be mounted from behind the drivers seat. Where the harness crossed the cage it must pass thru a steel guide welded to the cage that will prevent the harness from sliding side-to-side.  Harness inertia reels are not allowed.
3. Center ‘crotch’ belt at least two inches wide must be securely mounted to the lower seat frame.
4.  Where the belt passes thru the seat, a grommet must be installed or edges rolled and/or padded to prevent the belt from being cut or frayed.
5.  All belts and harness must connect at the lap belt with an approved quick-release buckle, subject to tech.
6. Belts and window nets must have a manufacturer’s date of no more than 4 years old, subject to tech.

FUEL SYSTEMS
1.  Gasoline only! No methanol or exotic fuels of any kind.
2.  Fuel cell mandatory and must be mounted in the trunk area in a safe and secure manner, as close to the firewall as possible, subject to tech approval.
3.  Electric fuel pumps allowed.  If mounted in the rear area, pump must be protected by a skid plate, subject to tech.  Oil pressure override recommended.
4.  No aluminum fuel tanks or cells.
5.  Maximum fuel capacity 12 U.S. gallons.
6.  Fuel vent lines and/or filler necks must be equipped with check valve.
7.  Extra tanks, cells or lines, concealed or otherwise are prohibited.
8.  Steel firewall of no less than 20 gauge steel must be located between the fuel cell and driver
9.  When fuel line runs thru drivers’ compartment it must be enclosed in steel.
10. No glass or plastic fuel filters allowed

BRAKES
1. All cars must have four wheel brakes in operating condition. Tilton style dual master cylinder with brake bias allowed one proportioning valve per car.

WHEELS AND TIRES
1.The wheel width has an eight inch maximum.
2.  One-piece steel or tech approved aluminum wheels only.
3.  No wheel spacers between wheel and hub.
4. Tires used will be Hoosier brand, model numbers to follow.

PERSONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT
1. General
a.  Each competitor is solely responsible for the effectiveness of the personal safety equipment used during an event.  The Outlaw Compact Auto Racing club, Officials, or Directors & Officers are not responsible for the effectiveness of any safety equipment.
b. Each competitor is expected to investigate and educate himself/herself fully to the availability and effectiveness of personal safety equipment.
2.  Protective Clothing
a.  Driver must wear an approved fire suit and approved helmet at all times while on the track. Helmet must be at minimum DOT approved and it is recommended to be Snell SA2000 rated. Multi-layered suit, fire resistant gloves, socks, shoes, underwear, etc are all highly recommended.  Helmet should be worn in accordance with the directions provided by the helmet supplier/manufacturer.  Any modifications to the helmet for any purpose should not detract from its effectiveness.
b. It is strongly recommended that during race conditions, any person who steps into the car servicing area be protected by fire resistant clothing and/or equipment that effectively covers the body.
3.  Other Safety Devices
a.  It is mandatory that each car be equipped with a fir
also recommended that each car be equipped with a built-in, fully-charged Halon 1211 or
equivalent fire extinguisher system equipped with a visible, operating pressure gauge; must not be dry powder or liquid type.  All fire extinguisher equipment must be securely mounted – no duct tape or wire.
b. All entrants should have in their pit area as part of their safety equipment a fully-charged 10 or 13 pound capacity dry chemical Halon or equivalent extinguisher with a visible operating gauge and current inspection certificate
c.  Passengers will not be permitted in or on racecars at any time.
d. It is strongly recommended that during race conditions, any crew member who steps into the car servicing area also wear an approved full face helmet and fire-resistant head sock.
4.  Head and Neck Restraint System/Device
a.  It is strongly recommended that at all times during an event (practice, qualifying and
competition), drivers connect their helmet to a NASCAR approved head and neck restraint mounting instructions and must be configured, maintained and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DRIVER AND CREW MEMBER, NOT THE OUTLAW COMPACTS, TO INSURE THAT HE/SHE MAINTAINS, WEARS AND PROPERLY USES PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND/OR EQUIPMENT.  THESE SAFETY RULES ARE INTENDED TO BE USED AS MINIMUM GUIDLINES AND IN NO WAY GUARANTEE OR IMPLY ANY DEGREE OF SAFTEY AGAINST BODILY INJURY OR DEATH.

APPEARANCE AND IDENTIFICATION
1.  All cars must be brightly painted with identification of contrasting colors. All dark colored cars must have a contrasting band painted across the front and rear to enable them to be seen by other drivers.  One week grace period allowed for repairs to damaged areas.
2. Numbers must be minimum 16” in height with 3” stroke of both sides of top of car. The top number to be read from right side of car.
3.  Numeral edges must be definite.
4.  Minimum 5” tall number must be displayed at upper right corner of windshield, subject to tech.
5.  Contact the Secretary/Treasurer for availability of numbers.
6.  No offensive lettering or decals allowed, as determined by the OCAR Board and Officials.
7.  Any Series Sponsors decal must be displayed as directed by the OCAR Board.  Any failure or conflict to do so may result in forfeit of any additional bonuses provided by that sponsor.

RULES INTERPRETATION
1.If it doesn’t say you can, you can’t.

ALL INTERPRETATIONS OF AND EXCEPTIONS TO THESE RULES ARE SUBJECT TO THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD.  IF YOU SHOULD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS TO THE LEGALITY OF
ANY VEHICLE, EQUIPMENT AND/OR MODIFICATION OR IF YOU WISH TO ASK FOR AN EXCEPTION TO ANY RULE FOR A CERTAIN VEHICLE OR ITEM, CONTACT A BOARD MEMBER BEFORE BEGINNING ANY WORK.

2014 Outlaw Compact Officers

President Chad Benjamin outlaw12@rocketmail.com
Vice President Eric Angeledes outlawno5@aol.com
Sec./Treasurer Jim Perry  guidono83@comcast.net

Board Members Drew Harthorn drew@chicospeedshop.com

 

2014 OUTLAW COMPACT GENERAL RULES
(Rules will be in effect until further notice)

General:

1.  This General Rules section applies to every member/driver and/or pit personnel associated with the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Association.
2.  All rules and regulations contained herein shall be in effect for the current racing season.
3.  The person, who the car number is registered, is fully responsible for his/her crew’s conduct. Violation of any rules by any individual on the crew may lead to the expulsion of the car and crew.
4.  Any addition and/or changes to the General Rules may be made by a 2/3-majority vote of the members present at any regular meeting.
5.  Meetings will be run with order and respect to people who have the floor. In the event the meeting becomes uncontrollable it will be immediately terminated.
6.  Meetings are held for the membership only, anyone wanting floor time, who is not a member will need to address the board prior to the start of the meeting. This action may allow time for the non-member to address the membership.
7.  Anyone becoming unruly or disruptive will be asked to leave the meeting.

Board Members, Officers, & Officials:

Roles and responsibilities:
President: Call the meetings to order, read previous meetings minutes, call special meetings to deal with club business, voting member of the board. Responsible for running and coordinating the racing events.

Vice President: Stands in for the President when unavailable, delegates to the board, records meeting minutes, voting member of the board, assists in running and coordinating of the racing events.

Treasurer/Secretary: Manage club membership sign-ups, distribute car numbers, and report on club finances at every meeting, voting member of the board.
Additional Board members (4): Facilitate car tech inspections, voting member of the board.    Tech inspector(s): Perform safety tech inspection and inspections due to protests.  Takes direction from the Technical Director or his/her designee.    Chief Starter/Flagman:  In-charge person of all on-track activities, Acts as both Race Director and Flagman (unless a designated Race Director is appointed and is in full time radio communications with the Chief Starter/Flagman).  Non-Voting member of the Board (acts in an advisory position).     Pit Steward:  In charge person in the pit area.  Lines up cars and coordinates activities in the pit area.  Coordinates with Race Director, Chief Starter, and Local track officials.    Technical Director:  In charge person that interprets rules as they are set forth in the construction rules.  Acts as the primary point of contact for questions concerning the Construction Rules.

Memberships:

1.  Outlaw Compact memberships may be purchased from the Secretary/Treasurer of the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Association. Membership shall be purchased by the start date of the next following race season.
2.  Each season the membership fee shall be determined at the November meeting by the Board of Directors. All persons will be allowed one grace race before being required to buy a membership. Cost of membership shall be $50.00 dollars USC.
3.  Membership in the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Association is open to all persons at least 15 years of age. Any member under 18 years of age is subject to each individual track rules and conditions. Additionally, minors under the age of 18 may be required by each individual track to submit a signed release form per their regulations.
4.  Memberships are non-transferable, and are not to be signed or used by anyone other than to whom it has been issued.  Substitute Drivers do NOT receive points.
5.  Numbers are reserved for the following race season, until the first race of the season. A number purchased (through membership) but not used will not be reserved.
6.  Car numbers must be obtained from the Secretary of the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Association by the start of the first race date, or the number is subject to claim. Members previously having a specified number will maintain their number until the first race date.
7.  The number “1″ will be exclusive to the previous season point’s champion.  If the champion chooses
to use the #1 his/her number will be reserved until title is lost.  If the previous years point champion declines using the number “1″, no other person shall be entitled to use it without prior approval.
8.  The Association by means of expulsion or suspension in the manner hereafter provided may terminate any member, who permits someone else to use his/her membership.
a)  Violation of the rules and regulations set forth in the General Rules.
b)  Involvement in and/or starting a disturbance including foul or abusive language, or
demonstrating unsportsmanlike conduct.
c)  By any member that makes verbal threats regarded as a potential danger and/or with intent to do bodily harm directed at “any” individual.
d)  By a driver using retaliatory and/or continual “over aggressive” racing tactics.
e)  By the conduct of any member which is detrimental to the principals and aims of this
association.

Protests and Penalties:

1.  The Board of Directors has the discretion of determining any applicable penalty they may deem appropriate pursuant to General and/or Construction rules violations.
2.  In the event of expulsion, suspension, complaints and/or other disciplinary action that is deemed necessary, the following procedures shall be utilized;
a) All complaints against any member of this association shall be initiated by means of a
written complaint, submitted to the Board of Directors which complaint shall set forth the
nature of the alleged act or acts and, all the acts and other information relevant to the issue of the complaint.
b)  Upon receiving the complaint, the Board of Directors shall initiate an inquiry into all the facts and circumstances surrounding the complaint.
c)  In the event that the majority of the Board of Directors has determined that a member should be subject to disciplinary action, the Board shall set the appropriate penalty as listed and incorporated in the penalty section of these rules.
d)  An aggrieved party to the General membership at large at the next scheduled meeting may appeal all disciplinary decisions set by the Board. If an appeal is not addressed at the next meeting issue will be considered resolved. (Unless prior notice of being unable to attend) Board of Directors retains the authority to convene a special meeting in order to expedite appeal prior to following month’s next meeting.
3.  The protested party may only appeal a penalty.
4.  It is expected that protests will be reasonable, logical and based on sound evidence, thus, well founded. If a protest is judged to be not well-founded, to the satisfaction of the Board and the person making the protest has acted in bad faith, or in a harassing manner, he/she shall be deemed guilty of acting in an unsportsmanlike like manner and may be penalized by the Board at its discretion (See Penalty Offense Sheet).

Technical:

1.  All cars are subject to inspection by a tech official at anytime and in any manner determined as appropriate. All decisions regarding the timing and the manner of the inspection as well as which cars will be inspected are final and non-appealable.
2.  All cars must meet the requirements of all the rules; however under certain conditions some cars will be allowed to enter said racing event providing “all” safety requirements have been met and conform to the rules at tech inspectors discretion.
3.  All interpretations and disagreements over technical questions and operations shall be resolved by the appropriate Board members and tech officials of the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Association. All decisions shall be rendered in a timely manner, if there is not a rule to cover it, ask Board permission first.
4.  Any inspection requiring a tear down will be performed after the “A” main event. Tech inspectors are exempt from any protest fee and retain the authority to tear down any vehicle they deem necessary. Anyone denying an inspection automatically surrenders the entire event points and money.
5.  Board and tech inspectors retain authority to weigh in the top three finishers in the “A” main event at the conclusion of said event.
6.  Tech inspections will be randomly determined by a flip of a coin to include the top three (3) finishers from the “A” main event plus (1) random draw.
7.  During double points events the top ten point leaders as of the start of the event and the top three (3) finishers of the “A” main will be inspected as per the boards discretion established prior to the start of the “A” main.
8.  Any car breaking a standing club track record will have an inspection to verify the car was in compliance with the present construction rules, regarding performance in order to maintain the record.
9.  Safety issues will be of the highest priority and will be strictly enforced. Tech inspection will include completing of the “Tech Inspection Check Sheet”.
10. Passing a Safety Inspection is not a guarantee implied or stated that any car is safe for competition. Entering any event supported by the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing organization is solely at the discretion and of the individual and all risk is accepted by the competing individuals.
Drivers:

1.  All drivers are required to attend pit meetings prior to the race. Pit personnel are exempt, but highly encouraged to attend.
2.  Driver must wear an approved fire suit and approved helmet (minimum DOT approved) at all times while on the track. Snell 2000 rated racing helmet and multi-layer suit highly recommended.
3.  In-car radios maybe used and are encouraged.  If a using radio communications and a Spotters Area has been designated, the spotter must be in that area to provide communications between official and the driver.
4.  No driver shall exceed 5 mph through any pit area as well as upon entering or leaving the pit area.
5.  Cars entering the track at any point must yield right of way.  If a Stop/Go official is posted at the Track Entrance, he/she MUST be obeyed.  DO NOT enter the track without their direction.
6.  Arm signal is required when leaving the track. This is a waving motion in a side-to-side fashion above the right shoulder.

Rookie Drivers:

1.  To be considered for Rookie-of-the-Year honors, a Rookie Driver must indicate on the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing membership application that they wish to be considered for Rookie status. This will be done by checking the appropriate box indicating such on the OCAR Membership Application.
2.  A Rookie is defined as a driver that has not completed in a class comparable to the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Series in more than three (3) events or a division more advanced at any racing facility.
3.  Any member applying for Rookie status will be reviewed by the OCAR Officers and Board of Directors and will be majority vote of that body will be granted Rookie status (or not).  Decision by the governing body is final.
4.  Any Rookie driver must start the first event in the rear of the field regardless of where he/she qualifies in time trials for at least the first event that they enter in the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing series.

Line-ups:

1.  Line-ups for all events will be posted well before the starting time of the race event. It is the responsibility of the driver to check their respective starting position and to be ready when called for an event. NOTE- Pit Steward and/or Tech Inspectors will direct all line-ups.
2.  Any car not in their respective starting position in there allotted times may be placed in the rear of the racing event line-up. At Pit Steward and/or Tech Inspectors discretion.
3.  All positions are determined by your qualifying time trials.
4.  All heat races and trophy dashes will be fully inverted. Main events will be lined up in qualifying order with an invert to be determined by the fastest qualifier rolling the dice provided by the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Series Chief Starter.  Invert will be the said number that is rolled with the exception if a 2 or “snake-eyes” is rolled, a complete invert will be in order.  At the Chief Starters discretion, one die may be set down as any position desired prior to the roll and will be added to the roll that is done by the fastest qualifier.  Any and all cars that turned in a qualifying time that exceeds 1 second slower than the fastest qualifier will be assigned a starting position at the rear of the field in the order in which they qualified.
5.  Top (4) “B” main event finishers who wish to advance to the “A” main event will be lined up in the rear of the “A” main in finishing order of the “B” main. Same applies in the event of a “C” main on down. See point’s distribution section
6.  A car that does not make time trial. Must start at the rear of the fastest heat race and the rear of the slowest main event line up.  Exception   If a traveling Outlaw Compact Auto Racing member does not make time-trials, and is able to race in the main event, they will be given a position in the rear of  the A main event.  A traveling OCAR member is defined as an OCAR member in good standing that completes in a majority of the scheduled Outlaw Compact events scheduled throughout the season weather at an “away” track or their “near-home” track. Board members decision final.
7.  If a person takes the white flag during time trials and then leaves the track, that car will be considered timed-in for that race and will be placed in their respective line-up position.
8.  All drivers, who have not previously raced with the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Association, must start at the rear of the race line-up for the first race entered. NOTE- Board reserves the right to amend this provision as deemed appropriate.
9.  Cars unable to start in their scheduled race events will be replaced by the qualified alternate replacements or alternates will be determined by their qualifying times.
10. The majority of the Outlaw Compact members present at an event will determine if the event will be scored as an Outlaw Compact event or cancelled because of wet tracks conditions prior to the scheduled event taking place. The Outlaw Compacts will attempt to reschedule cancelled race dates.
11. Starting positions for events in which the hosting speedway has not either scheduled Time Trials and/or cancelled Time Trials due to some unexpected condition, i.e. weather, will be determined by existing year-to- date driver’s point standings. The point’s leader will roll the dice same as if he/she had set the fasted time to determine any inversion of starting lineups

Race Starts:

1.  Initial start of all races will be out of turn 4.  The lead row of cars (position one and two) must remain side by side, even with each other until the green flag is given.
2.  False Start is when one of the lead row cars jumps the start.  In this event the green flag will be given and then a yellow (caution) flag given once it is considered safe to do so.  A complete restart is in order. If the same two competitors cause more than one “False Start” in on event, BOTH cars will be penalized to the rear of the field for the third attempt at clean original start of the race.  Exception   If one competitor intentionally causes multiple “False Starts” by either jumping or holding back on an original start, that one competitor may be penalized to the rear of the field.
3.  Restarts will be lined up by the order in which the cars crossed the start/finish line on the last completed lap.
a. Single File Restarts will be lined up single file in the order as called out by the Scoring Officials (usually the local track supplied officials).
b. Cone Double File Restarts   After the restart lineup has been determined and set on the track, the indication will be given to go double file at a pre-determined location on the track in which a “Safety Cone” (commit cone) will be placed. Before a competitor passes the “Commit Cone” they must choose either the inside line or outside line and advance in that chosen line to form a Double file restart.
c. All Restarts in a Main or Feature event will use the “Cone Restart”.
d. In the event of a restart with two (or fewer) laps remaining

i. The White Flag has not been given to the leader, a Green / White / Checkered will be attempted one time.
ii. The White Flag has been given to the leader, the Checkered Flag will be given along with the Caution (Yellow) and the race will be completed.  The finish will be determined by how the cars crossed the Start/Finish line on the Last Completed Lap as determined by Scoring.
Flagging:

Green Flag:

-Rolled-up along with One Hand w/ (1) finger being displayed   One lap till green, the start of the race.  Maintain your assigned position until the green flag is displayed as waving, signifying the start (or restart) of the race.
- Waving — (Start (or restart) of the race) At the beginning of the race, when the Chief starter gives the green flag, cars must maintain position as designated by the starting line-up, until they cross the start/finish line. On restarts, the race will resume immediately once the green flag has been displayed.

Yellow flag:  (Caution) The yellow flag signifies caution and this flag will be shown immediately following the occurrence of the cause for the caution. After cars receive the yellow flag, all cars must hold position until either the green flag is displayed again or the red flag, which will automatically stop the race.

DO NOT RACE BACK TO THE START/FINISH LINE DURING A YELLOW FLAG!

Cars must slow to a cautious pace. YOU DO NOT STOP. Pit attendants and mechanics shall not go on the track to give the driver any assistance for any reason, while cars are running under the yellow flag. Any car that is determined (at the discretion of the Chief Starter) to have caused the yellow flag (Caution) shall be placed at the back of the filed. In the event that it is determined (at the discretion of the Chief Starter) that additional cars were a contributing factor to the yellow flag (Caution), they may also be placed at the back of the field and/or penalized in any other fashion that is appropriate.

Red Flag: (Stop) the red flag means the race must be stopped immediately regardless of position of cars on the racetrack. You will be afforded 1/2 of the track to come to a stop during a red flag. The red flag may be used if speedway officials determine the track is unsafe to continue the race. Anyone pitting on the red flag will go the rear of the line-up upon resuming of the race event. At the discretion of track officials, only one pit person will be allowed onto the track for purposes of assisting with hazardous removal of car parts. There shall be no mechanical repairs allowed on the racing track surface. Repairs are permitted in a designated pit area under red flag conditions.

Black Flag:  (Leave the track) the black flag indicates the driver must leave the track immediately. DO NOT CONTINUE TO RACE! Any driver who fails to heed the black flag for more than three (3) laps shall be disqualified from that race event and all event points forfeited.

Any two (2) flags held in an X configuration:  The race has reached the half-way mark.  Half of that race is completed.  This may be used on main event races.
Two hands extended with all ten (10) fingers showing:  Ten (10) laps remaining in this racing event. This may be used on main event races.

One Hand Extended with all Five (5) fingers showing:  Five (5) laps remaining in this racing event. This may be used on main event races.

White flag:  (One lap to go) When the white flag is shown it means that the leader of the event has started the last lap of the race event.

Checkered Flag: (End of race) When the checkered flag is displayed, it means the race has been completed. During qualifying, the checkered flag signifies the completion of your final lap.

Black Flag W/ White Diagonal lines in an X pattern:  (Mechanical) this flag signifies that there is a problem with the car it is being directed at, that speedway officials consider may be unsafe or in non-compliance with conditions required to run the event. You must leave the track, once this flag has been displayed. If the situation that was the cause of the flag is fixed once the car has left the track, it may then resume the race.

Blue Flag W/ Yellow Diagonal stripe:
(Lap flag) During Green flag racing, this flag means that faster cars are approaching you and you are about to be lapped. Hold your position, do not change lanes!  If you do not heed this flag for more that two laps, you may be Black Flagged and sent to the pits for consultation.  At the discretion of the Chief Starter, you may be allowed to reenter the track (or not).

(Cone Restart) During a caution, this flag is used to indicate that you can now choose either the inside lane or outside lane and must commit to that lane at the cone that is placed in the middle of the track. The cone placement may vary depending on the track configuration (possibly at the start/finish line, or the track entry), and some tracks may require the lead car be on the front row by themselves.

 

Points Distribution:

1.  Showing up with a valid attempt at being race ready at a racing event is worth twenty (20) points.
2.  Show up points will be awarded for Outlaw Compacts race ready at the scheduled event. Events maybe cancelled by racetracks for various reasons, rain, emergency, etc., however,  “show up points” will still be awarded to any member that has signed in and/or made a significant attempt to reach the racing event (at the discretion of the Outlaw Compact Auto Racing Series Board of Directors).
3.  Qualifying points are set at a maximum limit of twenty (20) points for the fastest qualifier, and then points go down in increments of one (1) point for each successive qualifying position.  I.e.;
1st =20, 2nd =19, 3rd =18 etc. If a racetrack does not have scheduled qualifying, qualifying points will be moved to Main Event points.
4.  Heat races award points from the 1st place through the last place finishers.  I.e.; 1st =10 2nd =8, 3rd =6, 4th =4, 5th to last =2pts.
5.  The “A” main event points are awarded at 30 points for 1st place and then go down in
increments of two (2) points for each successive finishing position. All other main events award top seven (7) places 14 to 2 points. NOTE: When qualifying points and main event points are combined 1st place with be worth 50 points and then go down in increments of three (3) points for each successive finishing position with passing points worth three (3) points.
6.  Bonus passing points are awarded at one (1) passing point for each car passed. However, points will only be scored based upon starting and finishing positions. Note: Bonus passing points will be awarded only in the main event.
7.  If any of the top four (4) finishers in a “B” main or slower event decides to run in the next faster main event, he/she shall be scored with the highest earned points between the slower main and the faster main events.
8.  Points are awarded to the Car and Driver combination as they qualify by Timing In for that race event.  A driver may be defined as a team of drivers that are pre-qualified and approved to drive that particular car. A driver “Team” must be pre-approved by the OCAR Board.
9. Once a Car (signified by a specific number) has Timed In with a specific driver, any change of driver and/or car number will result in that driver/car combination being placed in the rear of any starting line ups for that days events.
10. Any unapproved driver change will result in all points being forfeited for that event.
11. If any car misses six (6) consecutive racing events without a valid reason, points and number will be dropped.
12. No points are awarded in the event that a race is cancelled before qualifying is complete, except for show up points.
13. If a race is cancelled before the main event (after heat races) points will be awarded as show up, time in and heat races. In the event that not all heat races of OCAR were run, show up and qualifying points will only be awarded.
14. The mid season and championship race will be scored as double point races.
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Penalty Offense Guidelines

Offense:  Penalty:
1.  Drinking before or during the race:

1st offense: 2 race suspension, loss of
event points and money for that race.
2nd offense: suspension for one (1) year.
2.  Unsportsmanlike conduct:

1st offense: verbal warning.
2nd offense: $25 fine & 1 race suspension
3rd offense: $25 fine & 2 race suspension.
(Depending on the extent of the offence,
Additional penalties may be levied)

3.  Repairs on the track during a red flag.   Penalized to the rear of the field and docked one lap and verbal warning. (Wiping of any of the front or rear windshield areas is permitted if approved by the Chief Starter)
4.  Anyone caught blatantly cheating in any way:

1st offense: loss of event points & money.
2nd offense: 1st offense & 1 race suspension
5.  Cars under required minimum weight after race.

1st offense: verbal warning (within 21-lb. of minimum)
2nd offense:  Loss of event points & money.

6.  Rough driving, purposeful dumping of another vehicle.

Penalized to the rear of the field, and/or Black Flagged from the event and sent to the pits.

1st offense:  Loss of event points & money

2nd offense:  1 race suspension

7.   Protests by drivers:

Cylinder head: $ 50.00, Engine block: $100.00
Wheels, tires, or chassis $ 50.00