2018 Flomaton Speedway Vintage Rules
2018 Vintage Rules
Changes and Additions for 2018:
• #1 – Added – “Mid GM (ex: Monte Carlo, Regal, Cutlass, etc)”
Added — Replacement frame rails must tie in at stock location front and rear.
• #8 – ½” tolerance removed
• #10 – Shocks – no bulb shocks. All shocks must be same diameter. Shock claim $200.00
(must purchase all 4 shocks). No bump stop, no screw type. No adjustable shock
• #13 – Added “or Speedway”
• #9 – Rev limiters allowed
• Added – must be steel tube and heims.
• Removed — Pinion angle may be adjusted
• ½” tolerance allowed removed
• “or G-60 removed”. H-500 tires only
• Numbers must be on front and rear
• #3 – the word “adjustable” removed – No proportional valves in cockpit.
• #6 – the word “required” removed – Mandatory added. Also added – “and of track
• #7 – added – Must be steel, no aluminum.
• #8 – continuous loop in bold.
• Removed – “at center, must be 16” plus or minus 1”, from the ground. Rear bumper no
further than 8” from the body. Added – must be IMCA style (refer to IMCA bumper
The rules and regulations set forth are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing
events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall
govern the condition of all events and by participation in these events, all participants are
deemed to have complied with these rules.
The minimum requirements set forth may change at the discretion of the management of the
No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of or compliance with
these rules and/or regulations.
They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and in no way guarantee against
injury or death to a participant, or any other individuals that enter the property.
RACING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT. PARTICIPANTS AND ALL OTHERS THAT ENTER THE RACEWAY PROPERTY CAN BE SUBJECTED TO INJURY OR DEATH. YOU ASSUME YOUR OWN RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY WHILE ON Flomaton Speedway.
Anything not specified must be OEM and remain in stock location with no modifications. Any
interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the chief technical inspector, any decision of
and by the Raceway officials is final.
1. RECEIVERS ARE MANDATORY!
2. No driver may get out of his/her car on the track or infield to argue or discuss the race with
officials. If this rule is violated the driver may be disqualified and/or fined for the event
and/or future events. ALL drivers are responsible for their crew members and their actions.
3. The speedway is private property. Through your admission ticket you have been given
the right to be on this property in conjunction with racing activities. However, the management
of the speedway reserves the right to revoke and cancel this right at any time that it is felt that
your presence or conduct is not in the best interest of the sport of auto racing, your fellow
competitors, the fans or management of the speedway.
1. Vintage Racing bodies, consisting of fiberglass roof, hood and grill shell as well as aluminum
sides, which should be purchased initially but may be replaced if maintaining same shape and
2. Steel driver compartment and floorboard recommended. If aluminum must be .040 and
must run scatter shield. No exceptions.
3. Bodies may not be modified, altered, lowered or moved forward, backward or side to side.
4. No wings or spoilers allowed. No Lexan or clear plastic. No ground effects.
5. No engine side panels, stock hood only.
6. Body styles offered: 1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe, 1934 Ford Victoria 2 Door Sedan, 1934
Chevrolet 3 Window Coupe, 1934 Chevrolet Window Coupe
1. Mid GM (ex: Monte Carlo, Regal, Cutlass, etc) metric car frames only, 1978-1985. Front and
rear suspension must remain completely stock metric parts in stock location (ex: lower control
arms, spindles, tie rods, drag link, idler arm, pitman arm, and steering box) except for rear
trailing arms and front upper A-arms. Replacement frame rails must tie in at stock location
front and rear.
2. No brackets, lift or pull bar suspensions.
3. No drilling or lightening of frame or cross members.
4. No aluminum or lightweight parts.
5. Frame no lower than 4-1/2 inches from the ground and the body no lower than the frame.
6. No relocating any suspension parts except front upper a-arm.
7. May change coil spring rates. Springs must fit in stock locations.
8. Frame wheelbase, center of front axle to center of rear axle, 108” both sides.
9. May run weight jacking bolts in front and rear. May run front outboard shock. Outboard front
shocks may have heim joint ends. Stock mount front shocks can be spaced down. Rear shocks
must be mounted through stock mounting holes in frame. All shocks front and rear must be
steel body. Rear shocks must mount in stock location on rear end bottom. Can go through top
shock mount 1-1/2″ – No side to side. No coil over assemblies. Shock mounts must be 4” from
bottom of axil tube.
10. No aluminum shocks. No bulb shocks. All shocks must be same diameter. Shock claim
$200 (must purchase all 4 shocks). No bump stop! No screw type. No adjustable shock
11. Factory metric steering box only.
12. All steering components and mounts must be steel. OEM or after market ball joints are
allowed. OEM upper A-Frame may be replaced using aftermarket upper A-Frame. (Steel or
aluminum cross shaft allowed). Stock metric lower control arms only. No Tubular aftermarket
type lower control arm. Any steel upper control arms, must use stock mounting location. Bolt
on spindle savers allowed.
13. Three spindle ok – IMCA or Speedway STAMPED ONLY – No short arm
14. No suspension binding of any kind via chains, cables, etc. Suspension must be able to move
15. Replacement frame rails must tie in at stock location front and rear.
1. Must consist of continuous hoops no less than 1-3/4” outside diameter and must have wall
thickness of at least 0.095”. Must be frame mounted in at least 6 places.
2. Roll bar padding required in drivers compartment. Driver’s head must not protrude above
roll cage with helmet and strapped in seat. Must have a minimum of one cross bar in top halo
of roll cage.
3. Roll cage must consist of a configuration of front and rear loops connected by tubing on the
sides or the side of hoops. Must be securely supported and braced.
4. Low carbon mild steel tubing is recommended. No brazing or soldering allowed. Bar across
back of engine with vertical bars and rub rail or similar protection.
5. No brace bars forward of cage may be higher than stock hook height. Main cage no further
forward than engine plate.
6. A minimum of three door bars at least 1.5” O.D. must be as parallel with ground as possible
and located perpendicular to the driver to provide maximum protection for driver, but without
causing undue difficulty getting into or out of the vehicle.
7. The side bars must be welded to the front and rear of the roll cage members. Door plates
1. Engine must be centered in frame, front and rear. No offset engines in frame. From bell
housing to center of rear axle 76” minimum.
2. Wet sump oiling system only. 1” inspection plug welded in oil pan 5” from front seal and 1-
1/2” down from pan rail on drivers side. Should be between second and third pan bolt. Should
not be obstructed by windage tray.
3. Bored blocks may not exceed .060” overbore. No stroked or de-stroked engines allowed,
such as 337 or 383 Chevy. Cast iron blocks only. Stainless steel valves OK. No titanium engine
parts allowed. Make: Cubic Inches Chevrolet 350 Ford 289, 302 351 Winds or Mopar 360
4. Valve size as follows: Max. Allowed Exhaust and Intake Chevy 350 1.5, 1.94 Ford 289 1.462,
1.781, 302 1.462. 1.781, 351W 1.543, 1.844 Mopar 318 1.6, 1.800, 340 1.6, 2.020, 360 1.6,
5. Cast iron heads only. No aluminum heads. No angle plugs, bowtie or Ford SVO cylinder
heads. No aftermarket heads. No porting or polishing on heads, intake or exhaust manifolds or
gasket matching allowed. Pinning of rocker arm studs permitted. Screw in studs and guided
plates are permitted. Valve springs must be stock diameter configuration and specs for engine.
No oversized valve springs. May be dual springs. No beehive springs. 3-angle valve job
permitted/ Poly locks permitted. OPTIONAL: Valve covers, windage tray, cam button, air filter,
steel oil pan, four bolt stock blocks, aluminum pulleys, push rods, timing chain and gears, rod
bolts, balancing and blue printing.
6. No rocker shaft assemblies. Stock rocker arm ratios only. 1.5 Roller Rockers are OK. No shaft
rockers. Stud girdles OK. No interchanging such as Ford 1.6 in a Chevy motor.
7. Hydraulic lifters only. No flat tappets, no rollers, and no mushroom or over sized lifters
8. Hydraulic camshaft only. Lifts no to exceed .500 lift measured at the valve, or .333 measured
at the cam. OEM firing order cannot be changed. (GM: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2)
9. OEM distributor only. No “MSD” or similar type ignition boxes or aftermarket modules. Rev
10. Only 2 barrel Holley 500 CFM 4412 Carburetor. May run aftermarket metering block.
Carburetor must pass all tech gauges.
11. Any 2 or 4 barrel cast iron or aluminum intakes allowed. No tunnel ram type manifolds.
Maximum 1” carburetor spacer adapter allowed with 1 paper gasket per side not to exceed
.065” in thickness. (1 gasket .065)
12. Flat top 2 or 4 eyebrow or dish pistons only. No pop-up pistons allowed. No gas ported
pistons. No trick pin height pistons or reversing pistons. Piston must remain in all cylinders.
13. Heads or intake may be angle milled for increased compression ratio.
14. No lightweight crankshafts. No knife edge, undercut, scalloped, narrowing, or bull nose
crankshafts. No drilling of second or third rod throws. OEM or OEM replacement cast or steel
crankshafts only. Cast crank 48 lbs minimum and steel crank 51 lbs minimum.
15. GM 5.7 or 6 inch rods allowed. Floating pins and cap screws OK. 16. Mechanical type push
rod fuel pumps only.
1. Standard transmission must be unaltered OEM three or four speed with forward and reverse
gears. Transmission must have stock type clutch, pressure plate and flywheel with minimum
10.5 inch steel/organic single disc type clutch and steel pressure plate assembly inside an
explosion-proof bellhousing – minimum 270 degrees around top of clutch and flywheel area.
No light weight bellhousings. Steel unaltered flywheel only – 16 lb minimum. No aftermarket
racing type transmissions IE: Brinn, Falcon or Jericho transmissions allowed.
2. No trick clutch units or aluminum flywheels. No lightening of flywheels allowed. Clutches
must be positive engagement design. Slider or slipper clutch designs are not permitted. No
carbon fiber clutches. No automatic flywheels used with standard transmissions.
3. All manual gear transmissions must have SFI approved explosion proof steel bell housing.
4. Automatic transmissions allowed. Must be unaltered OEM with unaltered OEM pump,
original bell housing and stock torque converter. Must have approved scatter shield
constructed of minimum of 0.125 inch by 3 inch steel, 270 degrees around flex plate must be
full, unaltered OEM, or OEM replacement. No manual bump starts allowed. No direct drive,
lock up or welded torque converters.
Stock type rear end must be locked or posi-traction. 9” Ford OK. Full floater OK. All steel parts
only, hubs, drive plates, axels, spool must be steel. Full or mini-spool only. Lower trailing arms
must be same length and mounted at same height. No gun drilled axels. May run aftermarket
rear trailing arms -must be steel tube and heims. Upper trailing arm must be 11 ¼”, bottom
trailing arm must be 19 ½”. May run aftermarket rear trailing arms and can be adjustable on
rear end as long as total wheelbase of vehicle is 108”. Lower trailing arm mount must be 3″
below bottom of axle housing. Must be same on both sides.
TIRES AND WHEELS
1. Official tires are the Hoosier H-500.
2. 8” steel wheels with 1” lug nuts. May run wheel spacers.
3. Conventional unaltered rims only.
4. Bead lock on right rear only.
5. No grooving or siping of tires.
6. No tire soaking/and or treating in any class. Any driver/owner/crew member found to have
used, or brought, any tire soaking chemicals onto Speedway property will be asked to leave the
property and will be subject to fine and/or suspension.
FUEL AND FUEL CELLS
1. One 8 or 12 gallon fuel cell maximum. Must be mounted by at least two steel straps 1/8”
thick x 2” wide around fuel cell. Fuel cell should be enclosed in metal container and protected
by roll cage. Must have roll over valve.
2. Pick up tube or supply not to exit under tank.
3. May run racing fuel.
All cars must weigh minimum of 2600 lbs.
Numbers on both sides and top must be at least 4” wide and 18” high. Numbers must be on
front and rear of cars.
1. Helmets must be Snell approved and fire suites must be SFI approved.
2. Fire extinguisher, scatter shields and 5-point safety harness must be mounted securely to roll
3. Brakes must work on all four wheels. May run stock or racing type master cylinder/cylinders.
Aftermarket brake/clutch pedal assemblies are OK. Can use disc brakes on rear, stock metric
calipers only front and rear. No proportional valves in cockpit. No floating brakes
4. Exhaust should be mounted in a fashion to direct spent gasses away from area such as
cockpit of vehicle and areas of possible fuel spillage.
5. Batteries must be securely mounted, shielded and contained separately from fuel cell.
6. Kill switch mandatory within easy reach of driver and or track personnel. This switch must
be marked “ON” and “OFF”
7. Driveshaft tubes or hoops mandatory. Drive shaft must be painted white with car numbers
on it. Must be steel, no aluminum.
8. Front and rear bumpers and nerf bars are required. Nerf bars must not extend past the width
of tires, nor have any sharp edges. Side nerf bars must be constructed of a continuous loop
bent and attached to the chassis. No open end tube nerf bars. Front bumper must be bent in a
continuous loop of steel tubing minimum 1.5” O.D. and attached to the front frame horns.
Front bumpers cannot extend out past the width of the front frame horns. Rear bumper must
be no wider than width of rear tire width and bent with rounded ends. Rear bumper must have
closed end tubes. Rear bumper must have a lower hoop attached to the bottom of the main
bumper to protect the fuel cell, and to keep other cars from driving under the rear bumper.
Front and rear bumpers must be IMCA style (refer to IMCA bumper rule).
9. Loose objects and/or weights must not be in driver’s compartment or outside of body or
hooded area. Any weights added to other areas of the vehicle must be securely mounted and
painted white and have a car number on it.
10. All cars must be able to crank with own power.
Same as other classes.
Weight must be securely mounted to the car’s frame or roll cage. The lead must be painted
white and have the car number legibly and visibly painted on it. The lead must be secured with
at least tow 1/2” bolts