Official 2012 Rules
These rules are in effect and the only Official Rule
Engine Claim Rule New for 2012
Crate Drivers may now claim another Drivers Crate Engine
A. Driver must have driven in the same race as the Driver who’s engine they wish to claim.
B. The claiming Driver must have finished the race and placed in the top 4 of that race.
C. There can be no backward claims in any race.
D. A Driver may only claim a motor after the "Feature Event ".
E. Claiming Driver must surrender their own engine to the Driver that they have claimed an engine from.
F. Only Driver may make a claim for an engine (no crew members, owners or spectators)
G. Claiming Driver gets and gives up engine only (you get only what comes with a new Crate Engine from GM)
Cost of claim is $2 000 for a 602 and $3,000 for a 604 engine.
Driver must make claim at the time he crosses the scale.
Claims must be paid in cash only and be paid within 15 minutes of the Official end of the race.
If normal race ending track technical inspection reveals either claimed or surrendered engine is illegal then the claim becomes null and void at the legal drivers choice.
If both engines are found to be illegal then the tracks choice is to void the claim by all parties.
Crate Late Models will be run by NeSmith Racing (www.nesmithracing.com/rules.html)
With the following exceptions and others as determined by GVS Staff:
Engines / Weight
GM Performance 604 Crate Engine – engine must remain sealed or be rebuilt to factory specifications. 12" spoiler maximum.
2,300 lbs. with driver after qualifying and races. (burn off allowed at Crate Nationals)
GM Performance 602 Crate Engine – engine must remain sealed or be rebuilt to factory specifications. 12" spoiler maximum.
2,200 lbs with driver after qualifying and races (burn off allowed Crate Nationals)
Body Body/Chassis/Brakes/Wheelbase - same as Lucas Oil /WoOLMs/SAS/SRRS
Fuel E 85 Allowed
Tires must punch 42 at any time, using the TRACK DUROMETER, WHICH WILL be Official. (Only Tires listed below can be used on Front or Rear)
Track reserves the right to take samples and send them to an independent lab for testing of chemical alterations to tires.
1. HOOSIER D 21"S (LM20’S & 1350’S) D55 (LM40’S & SHOULDER PLATED 1600’S) AND D70’S AMERICAN RACER SD48, MD56 & HD70’S.
2. TIRES MUST HAVE ALL NUMBERS AND NAME ON THE TIRE. NO GRINDING OFF OF NUMBERS OR NAMES, ANY TIRE THAT HAS BEEN ALTERED WILL BE ILLEGAL AND CONFISCATED.
3. GROOVING AND SIPING IS ALLOWED AT ALL EVENTS.