602 Crates Rules


WEIGHT:
A. 2350lbs. with driver.
B. 2400lbs. with driver & Rebuilt 602 (must have seals from UMP or Nesmith)

  1. New Quicksilver Sealed 357CT Motor Is 2200lbs with driver. (TRACK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INCREASE WEIGHT LIMIT ON THE QUICKSILVER ENGINE AS NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN EQUAL COMPETITION BETWEEN RACERS)

ENGINE:
A. FACTORY STOCK 602 GM sealed Crate Engine; Engine must have factory GM seals. Or Ump, Nesmith Crate Racin USA.

  1. New Quicksilver Sealed 357CT Motor.

 

ENGINE CLAIM:
A. Engine may be claimed ($4250.00) $250 going to track. The fee must be paid in cash to the tech inspector. Total for Claimed is $4250.00 if driver does not take the claim race track Keeps $250 and the rest go back to the one that claim it.
B. The claim must be made at the Scales and Money within 10 minutes of the completion of the race.
C. Only the top Five drivers finishing a race may claim a crate engine.
E. A driver can only claim one engine per event.
F. Not included in the claim will be carburetor, water pump & pulleys, water neck, motor mounts, fuel pump, fuel pump rod & cover and flywheel assembly.
H. Failure to pull a claimed engine will result in the driver forfeiting all money for the event. The driver will be required to pay an $200.00 fine before they can compete again.

CARBURETOR:
A. Any 4-barrel carburetor
B. Engine must be naturally aspirated.
C. 1” carburetor spacer allowed.

FUEL SYSTEM:
A. Stock type fuel pumps Carter M4891 or equivalent ONLY mounted in stock location. Belt driven Power steering/Fuel pump OK. No electric pumps permitted.
B. Gasoline or Racing Gas Only. NO E85, NO VP CHP, NO ALCOHOL, NO NITROUS OXIDE.

IGNITION SYSTEM:
A. Any Electronic Ignition System, MSD or HEI.
B. NO magnetos.
C. NO traction control.

EXHAUST SYSTEM:
A. Collector type headers ONLY. NO 180, no zoomies, no Tri-Y or merged collector headers.

TRANSMISSION:
A. Standard 4 speed or automatic transmission. After market SAFETY bell housing and automatic cases permitted.

  1. Bert or Brinn Transmission allowed.
  2. Transmissions must have 2 working forward and a reverse gear.
    D. NO Tex, no Jerico, or no quick-change transmissions.

REAR END:
A. Standard quick change rear end permitted. No Titanium or exotic material axles, spools, gears, or other materials inside rear end.

ENGINE POSITION:
A. 6 ½” from center of ball joint to #1 spark plug, ½” tolerance. 50lb weight penalty for every ½” out of tolerance mounted in front of water pump.

FRAME:
A. 103” wheelbase minimum, 1” tolerance.
B. Any Late Model Chassis allowed, Square tube or Round tube. NO aluminum frames, square tube frames must be a minimum of 2”x 2” tubing, round tube must be a minimum of 1 ¾” tubing. Full racing roll cage mandatory, 1 ½ OD x .090 steel tubing minimum.
C. Stock front clip cars allowed.

SUSPENSION:
A. Standard Late Model Suspensions Only. No Spring Loaded or Shock Type 4 Bar Rods.
Only Standard Solid Bar 4 Bar Rods. No Torsion Bar Front or Rear Suspension.
B. Standard One Piece Bird Cages; No Split Bird Cages
C. May run 1 of the following rear suspensions, 5th coil or torque link, NOT both.
D. One (1) Coil Spring Per Wheel. One (1) Take Up Spring and Slider Per Wheel Including 5th Coil. No Bump stops, or Bump springs allowed on Any Corner Except RF. May Run Any Bump stop on RF (Shims, Washers, and/or Spacers OK). No Stack Springs on Any Corner Including 5th Coil. No Progressive Springs. No Spring Rubbers.

SHOCKS:
A. One (1) working shock per wheel. One (1) 5th Coil Shock Only. NO single adjustable or double adjustable shocks allowed. NO canister style or remote adjustable shocks permitted. NO externally adjustable shocks. No Schrader Valve Shocks. NO Internal Bump stops. NO Air Shocks or Spring Cages Allowed. No “Thru Rod” or Inerter Shocks. Buy any 1 to 5 shocks for $200 each, must be in the top 5 to buy, can buy back or forward, in the top Five.
B. One (1) 90/10 shock allowed to be mounted on top of rear end. TRACK HAS THE RIGHT TO BUY ANY SHOCKS ALSO.

BODY:
A. NeSmith Crate Racin USA body rules apply.
B. Light tube bracing behind bumpers. NO pipes or push bars in front of bumpers.
C. Spoiler 8″ maximum height, 8″ maximum height on side supports.
D. Must have front and rear tow hooks.

WHEELS AND TIRES:
A. Any Wheel, 14” maximum width. Bead lock permitted any position.
B. Wide 5 wheels and adapters permitted.
C. any Hoosier tire MUST POUNCH 46
D. No inner liners No tire softeners permitted. Tires will be subject to lab testing at any time to determine legality.

PROTEST:

Tear down rules ($1000.000) 602 GM

Must have finished in the top five of the features. $1000.00 cash at scales or within 10 minutes of the race’s end.   The driver must state at scales of a tear down to the official.  Driver being protested will have 10 minutes to say yes or no.  If driver refuses or says no to tear down, you are telling all of us that you are wrong, and you know it is wrong, then you will have to pay a $250 fine before you can race again.  Half of the money is returned to the one who protested (- $500.00 for the track).  If Yes, after the motor is removed from the car it will be taken to an engine builder of the race track’s choosing.  The motor will be looked at according to the GM Rule Book, no other modifications or changes should have been made.   If the motor is found to be right, then $500.00 will be given to the one who got protested and $500.00 will go to the track.   If the motor is found to be wrong the fine will be $1200.00 to be given to the track before you can have you motor back and must have paper work to be able to race the next time he or she comes back to track. This is to cover the time and embarrassment of the whole situation for the protest.   Each party is responsible for putting their motor back together. QUICKSILVER MOTOR WILL BE SENT BACK TO THE FACTOR NO REBUILDER.  TRACK WILL HAVE ONE TO GIVE THE RACER AT THE TIME WE PULL IT OUT.  SO HE OR SHE WILL NOT BE WITHOUT ONE.