LIGHTNING FOURS DIVISION (4 CYL)
The rules and/or specifications set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. By making an application for a competitor permit, it is deemed that the competitor agrees to become familiar with these regulations and abide by the directions set forth and prescribed by Management. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publications of, or compliance with these rules and/or specifications. 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.
THE INTERPRETATION OF THESE RULES WILL BE SOLELY THE JUDGMENT OF THE TRACK OFFICIALS & TECH STAFF IN CHARGE AND THEIR DECISION WILL BE FINAL.
Any part of the truck not specifically mentioned or covered in these rules must remain STOCK. Stock parts are those found in the OEM PARTS BOOK (original equipment manufacturer), not those found in high performance or off-road racing books.
DISQUALIFICATION DECISION FOR ANY REASON WILL BE DEEMED FINAL.
Interpretation of these rules will be solely up to the judgment of the officials in charge of the area in question. The Track reserves the right to impound non-complying components with no compensation to the owner(s) Non-compliance with the specifications outlines herein may subject violating teams to disqualification, loss of points, money, and or fine.
NOTE: IF IT DOESN’T SAY YOU CAN DO IT, ASK THE TECH DIRECTOR FIRST.
This is the intermediate level front-wheel-drive 4 cyl racing division here at CFS. These vehicles are intended to be Fun, Fast, and Inexpensive to build and operate. They should be “stock” to year, make and model with no extensive modifications unless otherwise stated below. Eligible cars include any make 2 Wheel Drive, 4 Cylinder car with a maximum engine displacement of 2.4 L up to and including 2007 model year.
These cars are fun to drive and are inexpensive and easy to build and maintain. This is our least expensive racing division.
Eligible Cars include any front or rear-wheel drive 2 or 4 door, GM, Dodge, Ford, or KIA, 4 Cylinder Sedan, or Mini Van with a single cam engine of no more than 2.5 L in size. No turbo or supercharged engines - No trucks - No sports car models – No high-performance parts. Stock for the year, make, and model.
Must have working ODB / ODB2 diagnostic system and VIN number.
Car numbers must be requested from the Centre and must be no less than 18 inches in height and should be at least 4 inches thick. Numbers contrasting with the car colour is required in order to properly score your car. A white 10-inch high number is required in the upper passenger side corner of the windshield. Numbers may be neatly painted or made of vinyl.
All glass must be removed, except the windshield. All other body moldings, plastic bumper covers, passenger and driver side mirrors, tail light, headlights, etc must be removed. Rear window brake light should remain and be working.
Muffler must be removed and the stock diameter exhaust pipe must exit the right side of the car behind the driver.
All doors must be welded or chained and bolted shut. Hood and rear decklid must have pull pin fasteners and must remain hinged to the vehicle with original hinges. Latches may be removed.
A minimum 3/16th inch contoured or 1/4 inch non-contoured steel plate must run from approx 6 inches in front of the drivers door to 6 inches behind the driver's door, at mid bumper height, and be securely bolted into the door frame with a minimum 3/8th inch carriage bolt. Plate must be at least 12 inches in height.
An optional “H” style roll bar may be installed directly behind the driver's seat and be “sandwich plated” to the floor and roof of the car with a minimum 6 inch by 6 inches wide by 1/8 inch thick steel plate welded to the top of each upright and then bolted together thru another 6 x 6-inch steel plate on the opposite side of the roof and floor on each corner of the ends of the “H” bar. No exhaust piping allowed.
Note: Cars with less than a 4 Star Roll Over safety rating must have an H Bar system as defined above.
Cars may not be excessively rusted.
No foul language on the car.
Cars must be complete when the race day begins.
Stock ride height for the vehicle.
Original bumpers and body panels for make and model year must remain in place. Plastic bumper covers may be removed if desired. If so, any styrofoam must be removed. All hinges and bracing must remain.
Sunroofs must be removed and covered with a minimum 22 gauge metal, securely fastened to the roof.
Original mirrors allowed except passenger side mirror must be removed.
A racing Seat is not required but may be installed if desired. If a racing seat is installed an “H Bar” style roll cage is required. All racing seats must be securely fastened to H Bar (if installed) and floorboards.
A minimum 3 point seat belt is required. A four-point seat belt is recommended. A 5 point seat belt is allowed.
Passenger seat and rear seat must be completely removed.
Original dash and gauges must remain, as stock. All airbags must be removed. Radio and heater may be removed and openings must be covered.
All floor covering and insulation must be removed. Original floorboards and all framework must remain. All floor holes and rust must be patched with sheet metal.
Batteries may be moved to the firewall but must remain under the hood. The fuel tank must be in front of the rear axle and under the car.
Antifreeze must be removed and replaced with water only.
Vehicle must remain stock for the year, make, and model except what is stated in these rules.
Tires must be DOT radials. Must be the same size, series, and numbers on all four-wheel. Only 60 thru 75 series tires and no larger than P225 allowed.
Tires must have a minimum treadwear rating of “250”, a Maximum traction rating of “A”. Markings must be readable on all tires at all times. Must be on stock steel wheels for the make and model of your car. All-wheel weights must be removed.
Long sleeves shirts and pants or coveralls of 100% cotton material are required to be worn at all times when racing. Clothing should be treated with fire-retardant. Drivers suits and gloves are not required but are recommended.
DOT-approved helmet required.
No additional weights may be added. Note: Minimum weights and percentages may be required to ensure fair competition at a later date.