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TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby RandyJames » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:14 am

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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby RandyJames » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:02 pm

2014 Tri-County 4x4 Fasttrack Mud Racing Rules


GENERAL RULES

1. Tech-In ends at noon. All drivers must be teched in and registered by noon or you will have to pay a late entry, a fee of double the entry. Due to past problems we will enforce this rule!!!!

2. Drivers meeting at 12:30p.m.

3. All drivers must sign a waiver. No drivers under 18 will be allowed to race unless a parent signs a waiver, must be 16 to drive a vehicle.

4. ABSOLUTELY NO DRUNK DRIVERS!! If there are complaints about a driver being intoxicated while racing he/she will forfeit all entries and be disqualified from all races.

5. Once a class starts no new entries or refunds allowed.

6. Vehicles may be entered only once per class.

7. Once you are called to the line you have 3 minutes to get there.

8. Only driver entered for a class may run in that class. You can not have someone run in your place. If you are unable to race you will be disqualified and entries will be forfeited.

9. Drivers and one crew member allowed in the pit area. ABSOLUTELY no unattended children in the pit area.

10. No hot rodding on premises.

11. If needing to change tires you must let officials know during time of inspection.

12. All drivers must wear seatbelt and helmet.

13. OFFICIAL’S DECISION IS FINAL!!!! Absolutely no arguing with officials will be tolerated! If you continue to argue you will be escorted off premises.

14. Fire extinguishers in every vehicle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15. Four wheel brakes, except for two wheel drive altered, rear engine dragsters, etc. with spindle mount wheels.

16. In order for a class to race there must be at least 2 drivers in that class, pay first place only!!

17. Must wear firesuit if running nitrous or alcohol

18. $25 per class entry fee, 100% payback (50% first, 30% second, 20% third)

19. If race starts and gets cancelled we will give tickets for gate fee, NO REFUNDS. (tickets will be good for next race date only)

20. Any vehicle running trans-brake or nitrous must have trans-shield or trans-blanket.

21. Any protest of a vehicle must be made to a race official before the class starts. The protest committee will consist of Head of Tech and Executive Committee. A fee of $25 cash will be assessed for all protests. In the event that the protested vehicle is found to be legal, the $25 will be donated to the vehicle being protested. If the vehicle is found to be illegal, the $25 will be refunded to the individual who presents the protest. Protest must come from drivers within that class only.

22. Must have windshield or full eye protection.

23. No loose objects in vehicle, front or back.


CLASS RULES


SPORTSMAN INDEX 3.80 sec. AND SLOWER

The Sportsman class uses an Index for the dial-in time. Each racer’s quickest qualifying ET ( out of 2 rounds in consistency class) will be used to set their Index. This will be set to the one-tenth of a second (.1) quicker than the racer’s ET. For example, a qualifying time of 4.28 would set an Index of 4.20. Entries can run no faster than 3.80 to run this class. Racers must run consistency class to get qualifying time.

PRO INDEX 3.70 AND FASTER

The Pro class uses an Index for the dial-in time. Each racer’s quickest qualifying ET ( out of 2 rounds in consistency class) will be used to set their Index. This will be set to the one-tenth of a second (.1) quicker than the racer’s ET. For example, a qualifying time of 3.28 would set an Index of 3.20. Entries do not have to run a 3.70 in qualifying to enter the class, but must dial the maximum Index of 3.70 during eliminations. Racers must run consistency class to get qualifying time.

MODIFIED STOCK 38.5 AND DOWN

Tires must be DOT approved and can’t be altered. May have aluminum intake and headers. Can have cam bigger than factory but must pull 15” vacuum at 1200rpms or below. Must have factory style suspension (lift kits allowed) minimum 3 leaves, no sliders or floaters, traction/ladder bars allowed but must be solid not adjustable or slide. Traction bars are allowed. Can be 3 points non-adjustable. No 4-link allowed. Wheel base must stay same as factory for that vehicle. No coil over shocks. No nitrous or dual carbs. May have stalls, must have windshield. GM must have GM engine. Ford must have Ford engine. Jeep must have Jeep engine. No trans brakes. No heavy gutting of interior or body.

SUPERSTOCK 40 AND DOWN

40 and down uncut DOT tires, must be full body. No vacuum requirements. Gutting allowed. No aluminum blocks allowed. V8 mini-trucks allowed. Must retain factory type suspension. No 4-links, no sliders, no coil-overs, etc, rearend must be welded to pring perch, minimum of 3 leaf springs. No dual carbs, nitrous or aftermarket fuel injection. Must have roll bar or roll cage attached to frame in minimum 4 points. Can have any engine, does not have to match body make.

PROSTOCK 44 AND DOWN

No tube frames. Can have any modification except aftermarket fuel injection. No race bodies. No blowers or nitrous. Can have stall. Tires can be altered but must be DOT approved. Motor and axles can be moved but not more than 12 inches combined total measured from front of balancer to axle tube. Does not have to be factory body. Must have full body. Need to have roll cage for modified and open class unless moving up from modified stock 38.5 and down. Roll cage must be attached to frame in a minimum 4 points. Must have at least a 4 point harness. Must have at least 1 drive shaft loop per drive shaft.

OUTLAW PROSTOCK 44 AND DOWN

No full tube frames. Can have any engine modifications except blowers and turbo’s. Paddle tires and nitrous ok. Backhalf tube frames ok.



ATV AND UTV INDEX

Must wear lace up boots, tether kill switch, and helmet on ATV. Roll bar, helmet, and seat belt on UTV.

ATV AND UTV CONSISTENCY CLASS

Same as ATV and UTV Index class rules.

CONSISTENCY CLASS

Anything goes. Each vehicle makes two passes. The vehicle with the most consistent two ET’s wins. This is determined by subtracting your faster time from your slower time to determine the difference. Who ever has a difference closest to 0.0 is the winner. If two or more people run the same ET, then they will run off until winner is determined. For example, vehicle 1 has ET’s of 4.0 and 4.1. Vehicle 2 has ET’s of 4.0 and 4.5. Vehicle 1 wins because the time difference is 0.1 which is closer to 0.0.

CONSISTENCY WOMENS CLASS

Same as Consistency Class rules.

JUNIOR RACERS CLASS

Kids will race atv’s, go carts, golf carts, etc. that can run no faster than 6 seconds in 200ft. This is a consistency class so they will make two passes, the vehicle with the most consistent two ET’s wins. This will be ran side x side but consistency is the name of the game, reaction time does not matter. Tether kill switches on all vehicles were you are not seat belted on, standard kill switch on all others.
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby wicked1 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:33 am

I have a question pertaining to your Outlaw Prostock rules. Your rule reads no full tube frames which I would consider to be round tube as the rest of the cage. I have a 2x3 box frame and was told at your last race I attended in Vandalia that I couldnt run in Outlaw Pro Stock because of that? Your rules for this class also allows paddle tires to be run which I like but is out of the norm for this class. I just find it odd that its an "Outlaw" class that even goes so far as to allow running paddle tires but yet running a 2x3 box frame which meets the rule requirements everywhere else in the country but yet I cant run the class in my own backyard?
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby Shinn Chassis » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:15 pm

To start with I'm not a member, but was when the rules were made. This class was made to give the guys running factory frames a place to run paddles and nitrous. That way those guys that were heavy compared to full tube chassis fiberglass cars could have a place to do so with out throwing there money away running open class cars. When your jeep was built I don't think the metal was bought by calling it 2x3 box frame, it is 2x3 box tubing. Tomato, potato, round, or box no matter how you pronounce it, it is still the same, and so is your tubing. Why would a club tick off 6 trucks that race with them every race to let one tube chassis jeep run? Do you even run side by side because that's what they race at all there races except the one Vandalia race?
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby wicked1 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:01 am

I was looking for a response on this from an actual Tri County Representative to clarify why this was.
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby Shinn Chassis » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:49 pm

Thought a club representative told you why a year ago when you raced with them. Now your trying to start crap with them on the web hopping others will chime in on your side. Build your jeep to the rules you want to race, then race there. All other tracks you will race the classes you fit in, sounds simple to me.
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby Misguided Child » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:23 pm

In response to Matt Voss I have had the same issues. Looks like a nice track and wanted to make the trip but I also found it odd that a race body wasnt even allowed in Pro Stock class. Just puzzles me when NMRO was around for years before these other organizations started and this stuff was and is allowed through them. Everyone is different I guess. Just a shame because it looks like that venue has potential... Corey
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby Shinn Chassis » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:13 am

Don't know when Nmro was started but The Tri County 4x4 has been a non profit club putting on events since the early 1970's. Now they need race body's in Pro Stock? So now we have tube chassis, lots of nitrous, 700 sum ci, single wall aluminum body, 4-links, and 2000lb? Sounds like open class to me, add turbo's and blowers and we are there for sure, so why not run that class? Heck just throw every one together and have a free for all! The races there are pretty evenly broke up I can't think of any one truck that just stomps the rest of the group. I think they have good rules because of that.
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby Misguided Child » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:18 pm

Not starting a bickering match here but everywhere I have been and growing up into and around the hobby Pro Stock class has always allowed race bodies and 4 links as long as i can remember. And their is no nitrous allowed in Pro Stock. Originally full 2x3 square tube frames were not allowed. Back halfs were but that has progressed over time. Outlaw Pro Stock or Pro Super Stock in some areas are the bump up class from pro stock that allows nitrous and cut tires. Round tube frames are your modified and open along with blowers, turbos, nitrous, paddle tires.
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby mudder s-10 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:38 am

My question is, what's the difference between square and round tubing besides shape. To me, a completely fabricated frame, reguardless of shape, is an open class chassis. The progression toward that has happened elsewhere, but not with them....yet. So with that being said, if they do allow tube frames in the future, why stop at square tube? Just allow round and be done with it. Wonder how many will bitch about that?
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby hfab784 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:45 pm

Not taking anyone's side as it doesn't matter to me but Tri-County is not alone in this, most tracks require OEM frames in Outlaw. Some allow paddles, blowers, nos, fiberglass bodies etc... but if it's not OEM is Open.

This is Helling's mud track, (near Springfield), first year and that's the way they're going too.

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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby psychosneak » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:06 pm

Midstates is the same way, only open is allowed none oem frame. I know of 4 other groups that are the same also. Wish I could make to a tri-county race. Maybe some time.
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby Misguided Child » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:49 pm

I have a OEM Frame and a fiberglass race body which eliminates me from Pro Stock class in these rules. I honestly dont see much of a difference and have known of racers that were lighter with sheetmetal skins over a fiberglass race body. And to me when you are basically just running the OEM skins of a ford or chevy, etc. you basically have a race body anyhow.. Cant tell me it would be legal on the street therefore its not street legal and hence the name of the class isnt stock, or super stock.
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby Shinn Chassis » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:01 pm

Now that's funny a gutted body isn't legal on the street? Been there done that. Look up Drag Week you would be surprised what is legal on the street I think. I would agree with Jim if it did get changed to allowing tube frame it will be ALL tube frame. I think to many people just read a class name and not the rules to the class, which to me is a stupid way to go to a race, but to each his own. I have talked to a couple club members about may be changing the class names for next year. What do you guys think about these so no one gets confused about classes and rules compared to other tracks?
stock would Hot Dog class
modified would be Tenderloin class
super stock would be Double Bacon Cheese Burger
pro stock would be Spicy Chicken class
outlaw pro stock would be Habanaro Hot Wings
open would be Jamalya
Just a thought to help make no one be confused about classes again, besides they would be fun to say ? :lol:
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby lilblueblazer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:22 am

i'm god with the new names, but just so I know. If i have to use a trailer for a hot dog class blazer . Will that bump me to the tenderloin class. Just asking cause in most places u can not haul a hot-dog class entry to a race it has to be driven ..
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Re: TRI-COUNTY 4X4 2014 RACE DATES

Postby hfab784 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:23 pm

Run the Consistency and the Sportsman Class, tube chassis, 700+ cubic inch, nitrous, etc....see if you can beat a stock Bronco, Jeep or Blazer with a stick shift!
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