Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on June 18, 1998 · Page 22
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 22

Ironwood, Michigan
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Thursday, June 18, 1998
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THE DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood, Ml —Thursday, June 18, 1998 Page 26 Rules govern mud run A strict set of rules govern the mud run conducted at the Iron County Fair. All participants agree that entering a mud run event shall constitute an agreement by him/her to be bound by all of the rules and regulation* covering the event. The participants agree to be bound by any of the decisions of the race officials and/or NWMRA (Northwestern Mud Runners Association). The participant* also agree to release and waiver from liability, and agree not to bring any action again* the NWMRA, NWMRA Board of Directon, race officials, event sponsors, event promoters, and any other event official from any loss of damage caused by decisions - erroneous or otherwise, whether baaed on negligence otherwise, or decisions based on malfunctions of electronic or mechanical equipment, and also from any loss, damage, or injury associated with any event whether such action constitutes negligence or otherwise. NWMRA makes no representations, express or implied warranties, that compliance with the rules and regulations published in this rule book wil! prevent or guarantee against injury or death to spectators or participants or damage to persona! property. The rules and regulations constitute the minimum acceptable standards for competition and are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport. Safety is the responsibility of equipment manufacturers, vehicle and engine builders, and participants in the event. Participants are expected to be alert to the inherent hazards of mud racing and are admonished to exercise good safety precautions and procedures (The word "participant" shall include any person directly or indirectly associated with any vehicle lawfully on the premises for the purpose of competition, including but not limited to owners, drivers, and crew members*.) Drivers must have a drivers license. Drivers under 18 years must have written consent from a parent or guardian and will need NWMRA Board permission to en- tor. Courteous conduct is expected of all participants. Horseplay, mud wrestling, throwing objects, tampering with competitors trucks, or Amoral had conduct will not hi* tolerated. If at. any time an individuals' actions or conduct are not in the bent interest of the Association, in the opinion of the board members, that individual will automatically lose winnings and/or be asked to leave immediately. No Alcoholic Beverage* Or Controlled Substances will be allowed in the pit ami. Any driver or pit crow found to bo un- der the influence of alcohol or drugs, regardless of the amount, .will be disqualified and asked to leave: Excessive speed in the pit area is subject to disqualification. Competition vehicles and auxiliary vehicles must operate in a safe manner at ALL times, in the pit area, staging, loading and unloading, and on the track itself,. Even after the. clay's racing has been completed! The shut down area and starting line shall be dear of people and machines during each run. No spectators will be allowed at the •tailing line or at the end of shutdown. All drivers MUST wear D.O.T. Approved helmets. Eye protection (face shield, goggles) must be worn in any vehicle that has an open windshield. Driver restraining system required in all vehicles. No passengers. Front and rear tow loops for tow out of pit are mandatory. Vehicle must have forward and reverse gears. Fuel cells allowed in all classes but must be approved by tech for safety. Batteries must be securely bolted to vehicle and is not allowed in the driver's compartment (no bungee cords). No tire chains or studs allowed. No unsecured or loose objects in race vehicles. NWMRA strongly recommends that all drivers carry fire extinguishers in their vehicles. Fire extinguishers are Mandatory jn Modified, Mod II, and Unlimited trucks — please ask for one if you do not hnve one. Drivers must notify race officials and provide their own fire extinguisher if they have a chemical preference. If your vehicle becomes stuck during the race, do not continue to spin the tires and dig holes. If this is ignored, you will be disqualified. There will be a tech inspection on all vehicles. After the initial inspection, random inspections' will be made. A race consists of two heats. The driver with the lowest combined time for the two runs will win that class. In the case of a tie, there will be run off for that position. A foul will disqualify a driver from that class. The driver will not be eligible for trophies or prize money. A foul consists of: (1) leaving the lane to left or right side, (2) early or false starts (red lights), or (3) an incomplete pass. A foul is determined by the race officials. This decision is final. Trucks may compete in two classes, plus a women's class Trucks in Street Stock, Super Stock, Women's Street Stock, and Modified mny rim only once per class. Trucks in Mod If and Unlimited may run twice p/rr class with a different driver. Tech Crew and/or NWMRA Board has the final word on what is cafe and what is not safe. Vehicle* determined unsuitable for the race by officials wit] not be permitted to run, NWMRA also has the right to change any rule or make changes to the rules at anytime. Tech Rules •••Any rule pertaining to build-up not covered shall be considered illegal. Omission of any point not covered in these rules does not imply consent. Green Horn Clas* 1. Truck and driver must both be first time racers. 2i Entry fee,- $10 Street Stock 1. Stock tires 40" maximum D.O.T. approved. 2. A. Lift kit allowed. B. One Modification only. Either 1. carb-intake, or 2. street headers, or 3. spacers on intake manifold other than 1" from cafb to manifold. C. Engines must be stock for year, make, and model, with cast iron 4BBL intake manifold, no grinding allowed. No after market intakes. D. No. high performance engines or parts allowed. E. No altering of carbs. F. Engine may have maximum overbore of .030. Deck height to be zero tolerances. Pistons may not stick out of block. No grinding, polishing, or dcburring of any engine parts. G. No porting, polishing, or grinding of any kind on heads. Maximum valve diameter must be stock according to casting numbers on stock heads. H. Pistons to be flat top or dish according to year, make and model. No domed pistons. I. Fan, water pump, and oil pan must be stock. J. Any radiator may be used in stock position only. No cutting of hoods. . K. Stock exhaust manifolds may have fuel exhaust. Must use muffler." 3. No locked front differentials (one tire must spin). 4. No flow master or titlin. A. Factory fuel injection allowed. No after market fuel pumps. .'5. Transmissions: A. Must have stock working torque converters or clutches, 6. Fuel: A. Gas only, no nitrous or alcohol. 7. Ignition: A. No dual points ' B. No after market coils. C. HE! allowed, D. No power chips for ignition. fl. Brakes: A. All trucks must havo 4 wheel brake* capable of stopping truck. B. No brake shut, off valves allowed. C. Disc brakes allowed if they are stock for year, make, and model — front only. I). No after market brakes systems. E. Drum brakes required on rear. 9 Non-removable hard top or race bars required. 10. Bumpers and tailgate or net required. 11. Wood flat beds will be permitted by judge's decision. 12. No welded differentials or spools. 13. Engine must remain in stock position. 14. 15" vaccuum at 900 rpm. Super Stock 1. 36" maximum tires D.O.T. approved. 2. Must have same engine make as vehicle. In-family engine swap allowed, truck engines only. No super cobra jets or hemis, etc.. 3. Street legal, D.O.T. approved bodies. No gutted race bodies allowed except if you need only the driver's seat. 4. Any lift kit, dual shocks, need no muffler. Street headers with maximum 1 7/8* diameter. No uprights. Must have street collector and floating ring. 5. Any single carborated intake may be used. 6. No polishing of crankshifts, or rods. Resizing journals allowed. No stinkers. Crankshafts may be balanced. No knifing cranks. . . 7. Any flat top pistons. Stock stroke with .060 maximum overbore. No dome pistons. Stock block may be decked. Pistons may not protrude out of the block on top dead center, must be even or below deck. 8. No angle plug center heads. Screw in studa allowed. Pinning studs on heads allowed. Guide plates allowed. Lifter valley pans and rocker poly locks allowed. Stock diameter value springs only. Additional springs allowed. 9. Hydraulic or solid cams only. Any rocker allowed. 10. No after market . heads. Heads may be milled, ported, and polished. 11. Any single carburetor. 12. Any fan or water pump or oil pump allowed. Must have radiator in stock position. 13. Any wet sump oil pan al- iowcd. No dry sumps. 14. No exhaust in driver compartment. 15. Engine may be mounted solid or chained down. 16. Any transmission and transfer case (automotive type). 17. Axle change to Dana 70 maximum allowed, must be automotive type drive axle. No final drives. 18. Non-removable hard top or roll bar required. 19. Pump gas only. No nitrous or alcohol. 20. Drive shaft loops' required on each drive shaft. Womcns Super Stock 1. Same rules apply as in Super Stock class. Modified 1. 44" maximum tin 1 ;;. No liar or ground tires allowed. 2. Any lift kit allowed. Drive sliaft loops required. Two recommended per shaft. 3. Body changes allowed. Must be factory production, gutted cabs must have at least 4 point roll bar. All vehicles must have full fire wall, need not be stock. 4. Any engine may be used. Dual carbs, high rise allowed! No turbos, superchargers, blowers, or fuel injections. 5. Any transmission. 6. Axle change to Dana 70 maximum allowed, must be automotive type drive axle. No final drives. 7. Pump gas only: No nitrous oxide or alcohol. Fire extinguisher required. 8. Non-removable hard top or roll bar required. 9. Must have stock suspension, axles in original position. 10. Must have at least two original springs per axle. 11. Engine must remain in stock position, motor mounts must be over center of front axle and bolted to original position on block. 12. Drive line brakes are allowed. Mod II 1.Tires A. No siie limit. B. No paddle or bar tires allowed. C. D.O.T. cut tires allowed. 2. Engine A. Headers must go up, down or back. B. NOS and blowers allowed C. Tranny shield or blanket and flywheel scatter shield is mandatory on vehicles running alcohol, NOS, and/or blowers. D. An SFI damper or 360 degree shield is mandatory minimum of 1/8" steel or 1/4" aluminum on all vehicles running alcohol, NOS, and/or blowers. E. Each drive shaft must have a minimum of 2 loops. If shaft is no longer than 24", one centered loop is OK. Loops must be 6" minimum, 12" maximum from u- joint. There must also be a 360 degree-shield on all u-jointa made of 1/8" steel or 1/4" aluminum. 3. Body A. Anything goes as long us it is safe. B. Must have roll bars deemed safe by Tech. 4. Frame A. Any frame allowed. 5. Safety A. For vehicles running alcohol, NOS, and/or blowers, a firesuit and gloves are mandatory. B. Mask and shoes are recommended. C. Must be SFI approved. Unlimited 1.Tires A. No size limit. 2, Engine A. Headers must go up, down or back. B. NOS and blowers allowed. C. Tranny shield or blanket and flywheel scatter shield is mandatory on vehicles running alcohol, NOS, and/or blowers. D. An SFI damper or 3(50 degree shield is mandatory minimum of I/H" steel or 1/4" aluminum on all vehicles running alcohol, NOS, and/or blowers. 1 E. Each drive shaft must have n minimum of 2 loops. If shaft is-no longer than 24", one centered loop is OK. Loops must bo G" minimum, 12" maximum from u- joint. (Continued on Page 27)

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