X 4 Cylinder Rules
1. Technical Specifications
The word stock when used herein shall mean unaltered: as factory available
and produced by the O.E.M. (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for the make,
model and year of the car being raced. That excludes all aftermarket "High
Performance" parts, and all decisions and ruling shall be based on
data obtained from the Canadian Service Data Book and other O.E.M. Specification
Books. No off shore parts. All makes must conform to Canadian specifications.
No interchanging of parts from make to make. All parts must be O.E.M.
and available in Canada.
The 4-Cyl. Division is open to any approved 4 cylinder automobile having
a factory listed wheelbase of no more than 104" and engine no larger
than 2500cc. Cars may be front or rear wheel drive. Not allowed: convertibles,
four wheel drives or trucks, Porsche, Audi, Saab turbo or supercharged,
or rotary engines. VVT or Variable valve timing must be approved, no mid
or rear engine cars.
You are required to
inform Sauble Speedway of the make, model, and year / engine of the car
- it may be necessary to supply a serial number you will be entering,
in an event at least 7 days prior to the event. You will be inspected
based on the O.E.M. specifications of the Make, Model, and Year you provide.
You are required to supply tech with a service manual for inspection purposes.
2. Body and Appearance
Body must be stock in appearance to the original vehicle, with no chopping,
channeling or sectioning allowed. Body must be complete with all doors,
fenders, quarter panels, hood, trunk and roof as well as both bumpers.
All chrome moldings, door handles, nameplate and lights must be removed.
All doors must be welded or bolted shut to the satisfaction of the tech
inspector. No open roofs. If open sunroof, it must be covered with minimum
20 gauge steel. Original wheel arches may have minimal trimming. Inner
splash aprons in the front fenders may be removed. Trunk floor and inner
wheel arches on rear fenders and quarter panels must be retained. Absolutely
no bars shall extend outside of body panel including the grille and bumper,
with the exception of side scrub rails. Scrub rails cannot extend any
further forward than the rear of the front wheel opening, and no further
rearward than the front of the rear wheel opening. (No sharp edges) Maximum
1 "x 2" welded or bolted to the roll cage. If bolting on scrub
rails, use carriage bolts (chrome bumper type, rounded heads), or if using
hex head bolts, recess them to the inner face of the scrub rail. Stock
body mounts may be removed. Scrub rails must be fastened within 6”
of the front and within 6”of the rear of the scrub rail. Side skirts
may be used for advertising purposes, must not extend any lower than the
bottom of the rocker panel.
Wheels must not extend
outside the body at spindle height, no exceptions.
Cars must not be excessively
rusted and must be presentable in appearance. The tech committee will
reject cars that are considered unsafe or improperly prepared.
Side skirts may be
added to the stock lower portion of the body for cosmetic purposes only.
No down force type additional bodywork will be permitted. A rear spoiler
may be added - a maximum of a 5” spoiler is allowed. The spoiler
must follow the contour of the rear of the car. No side pods, no bracing.
Must be anchored securely and in a steel spill proof container, and must
be mounted behind the driver’s seat, and must have a master disconnect,
must be mounted 3”down from the roof on the outside left side of
the car. Disconnect must be on the positive side of the battery, and must
be marked on and off. 1- 12 volt battery only.
Bumpers must be stock for the make, model and year being run. Reinforcing
behind the bumpers allowed. Maximum 1 3/4" out side diameter with
maximum .095" wall thickness (roll cage tubing) or equivalent. Bumpers
must be mounted in stock position with no sharp edges exposed. No cut-offs.
Bumper shocks may be welded. Chrome steel type bumpers must be welded
and chained, to prevent bumpers from falling off onto the race surface
and creating a hazardous condition during a race meet. All cars must be
equipped with chains or aircraft cable, front and rear, strong enough
to be lifted by a tow truck for towing purposes.
Stock four-wheel brakes in good working order are compulsory. OEM rear
disc brakes allowed. No Anti-Lock Brakes, no traction control. Stock only.
No brake line restrictors. Brake pads must be stock as produced. No removal
of brake pad or brake shoe material.
All upholstery materials and trim and padding must be removed. The front
and rear firewalls must have all holes and openings filled with sheet
metal. NO SHEET METAL SCREWS TO BE USED. Pop rivets or welding/brazing
only. All inner metal doors and quarter panel bracing must be retained
unless full roll cage door bars are used. Any holes in the floor pan must
be filled. Floor pan and firewalls must be remain in stock location and
must be 22 gauge steel minimum. Right side floor pan may be stepped to
allow for the exhaust to exit the door. Cars that remove stock bracing
will be assessed a weight penalty – see tech.
No fuel or brake lines
or fuel filters permitted in the driver's compartment.
All windows and glass
except for the front windshield must be removed. No screens or half windshields.
Windshield may be lexan or safety glass with a minimum of 4 safety clips
(No Plexiglas allowed). When using lexan 2 windshield center braces are
mandatory. Only factory tinted windshield glass permitted. No obstruction
of driver's view on the front or rear windshield area except for the top
4" of the front windshield for a sponsor decal. Front and/or rear
windshield braces must be on the interior side of the vehicle. No mirrors.
If drivers compartment or trunk floor is not structurally sound it shall
be replaced using O.E.M. replacement floor panels or 22 gauge of sheet
steel for the passenger side, and 18 gauge sheet steel under the drivers
seat and foot box. Steel must be fully welded and in stock location. A
tunnel in the driver compartment to allow clearance for exhaust is permitted.
It is a minimum of 22-gauge steel and welded in place. Any and all additions
and modifications to the floor will need to be inspected and approved
by the tech official's prior to competition.
A shelf on the passenger
side will be permitted as long as it is constructed of 22-gauge steel,
and has a minimum of 24” x 24” access panel for inspection
of the O.E.M. floor pan. This is intended to be for cosmetic purposes
only, and is not meant to have any structural design.
7. Roll Cage - Mandatory
a. Cage must be minimum 1 3/4" (or 1 1/2”
DOM x .095”) outside diameter with minimum .095" wall thickness.
b. Base of uprights must be electric welded to frame
c. Unibody will be welded to a steel 8"x 8"
of 3/16" minimum plate which is formed and welded to floor pan.
d. In a unibody car, the rear upright bars must be connected
by a side to side member just above the floor pan. All 4
uprights must go right through unibody frame.
e. Cage shall be braced to the rear frame kick-ups and
diagonally between the rear uprights.
f. Full roll cage allowed from firewall back to the rear
frame rails. Rear and front hoops allowed.
g. All welds must be property gusseted of no less than
.095" thick. No pipe fittings allowed.
h. All metal in driver's door bars and roll bars in the
driver's area must be properly padded and taped.
i. Left leg protection bar must be installed between
roll cage and left front frame rail.
j. Minimum 16 gauge metal between roll cage door bars
and body skin on driver's side only. Minimum
40" in length by 14" high.
k. No offset cages.
l. Minimum 3" clearance recommended between top
of driver's helmet and bottom of overhead roll bars.
m. Seat and seat belt brackets must be built into roll
n. Fuel line may run through drivers compartment in 1
3/4 x 0.95 which must run from rear fire wall to front firewall and be
securely fastened to roll cage on right side of car. It must be sealed
from driver compartment. It must be clearly identified as the fuel line.
8. Paint and
All cars must be neatly painted. Numbers assigned by the track must be
painted on both sides of car and roof in minimum 18” high X 3”
wide (read from right side) of a color of car. No foil numbers. No trick
numbers. 4” numbers on headlamp and tail lamp assemblies mandatory.
Only engines that were factory available for the make, model and year
being run are permitted. No off shore engines or parts. Maximum engine
size is 2500cc. No head modifications, head may be milled to straighten
surface (a maximum increase in compression ratio of 0.5:1 above advertised
stock) Cam lift will be inspected and must conform to the engine specs
for the car. Must be Stock. Engine must not exceed 190psi per cylinder.
No modifying of the engine mounts.
No - turbo
or supercharged engines, or rotary engines. A Chain may be used to tie
down engine on stock rubber mounts.
Radiator must be stock or stock replacement and in stock location. NO
ANTIFREEZE ALLOWED. No oil coolers.
Minimum weight is 2000 lbs or 19 lbs/ horsepower as manufacturer advertised
at the crankshaft (whichever is greater). Maximum left side weight is
55%. Weights will be done with driver in car. Ballast weight must be securely
fastened with minimum 3/8" grade 8 bolts, painted white with car
number on them and maintain the 5" ride height. Maximum rear weight
Sauble Speedway reserves the right to add any amount of weight to any
location on any car deemed to be too fast in order to keep this class
competitive and fun. The extra weight to be supplied and installed by
Weight will be added
to the first and second place finishing cars each feature event. It must
be in place for the following event and for the remainder of the season
in the designated location by the tech director. The weight penalty for
first place will be 25 lbs and 10 lbs for second. After competing with
penalty weight a competitor may lobby for penalty weight removal.
Note: If the make
model and year you are racing is less than 100 manufacturer advertised
hp you are permitted to modify to achieve 100hp. Any proposed modifications
must be submitted in writing and approved by Sauble Speedway.
12. Carburetion / Fuel Injection
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) carburetor(s) that is/are factory
stocks for the engine being run is permitted. Choke accessories may be
removed. Must use an air cleaner with paper filter element in stock position.
Two throttle return springs are mandatory.
Stock fuel injection
for the make, model and year is allowed. No chipping or re-mapping. Fuel
injected cars must have a kill switch, marked in red, which shuts off
the power to the fuel pump. Fuel injected cars must also have a relay
which shuts off power to the fuel pump on low oil pressure or loss of
ignition. No ram air intakes. Air horn on air cleaner may be removed.
No cowl induction air cleaners. Cars originally equipped with fuel injection
may opt to use a carburetor, intake manifold, air cleaner and mechanical
fuel pump from an older model of the same car, or non computerized fuel
Carb: No adapter plate
between carburetor and intake manifold permitted.
Stock OEM automatic or standard transmission. Automatic must have stock
torque converter. Transmission must have all the gears working. Standard
transmissions must use a factory stock clutch assembly and flywheel. Must
have 1/4" scatter shield 180degrees around bell housing. No transmission
coolers inside of driver's compartment.
on rear wheel drive cars must have two 360 degree steel retaining loops
minimum 1/4" x 2" positioned at the front and rear of the driveshaft
within 8" of the U-joint. No chains No aluminum driveshafts. The
driveshaft must be painted white or fluorescent.
Locked rear ends are
permitted. Mini-spools or welding may be used to lock a rear end. If welding,
be sure a professional type job is done. Posi track rear ends are not
Must be stock OEM. Charging system must be working at all times. No traction
All suspension and frame components must be stock for the make, model
and year of the car. No modification of stock suspension locating points
allowed except for those listed below. The top of the right front wheel
may be cambered in. On McPherson strut front ends; if no camber adjustment
is available, then the upper strut tower may be modified to obtain camber.
Check with tech official before proceeding. Camber of left front wheel
must be within manufacturer specifications. Uni-body cars may install
sub-frame connectors. Upper and lower strut ties allowed. No Adjustable
Frame height to be
a minimum 5" from the ground to the frame or rocker panel, which
ever is lowest, and will be measured without driver in the car. All steering
columns must be of a collapsible type and the Centre of the steering wheel
must be heavily padded.
No racing springs
or racing shock absorbers allowed. Stock springs may be replaced with
stiffer or weaker springs as long as the spring retains the stock style.
Left and right side sprint wire diameter and number of coils must be the
same. Stock type sway bar with stock bar links.
may be used in place of O.E.M. rubber as long as they retain O.E.M. dimensions.
Mufflers and catalytic converters may be removed. Exhaust pipe must exit
to the outside of the car to the rear of the driver and ahead of the rear
wheels - no more than 10" ahead of right rear tire. Exhaust pipes
must be firmly mounted and have no sharp edges or protrude outside of
the bodyline. Maximum exhaust not to exceed 2 1/4" outside diameter.
Single exhaust only.
17. Fuel Tank
Must be securely mounted in trunk compartment between the frame rails
and no lower than rear axle. Hatchback models require a latching, accessible
compartment/firewall to be constructed of 22-gauge steel, to house fuel
tank. Trunk floor must remain in car. Maximum fuel tank capacity is seven
gallons. Any size fuel cell allowed. Neoprene or steel gas line must be
securely fastened under floor. No plastic or glass fuel filters. No copper
lines. Fuel cell highly recommended. Gas caps must be sealed and vent
must have a check valve and exit outside back of car. The fuel cell must
have a ground wire from the fuel cell to the frame.
Plastic fuel cells
must be placed in a metal container, minimum 20-gauge steel. There must
be a minimum 1" gap between the fuel cell and the steel enclosure
to act as a crush area.
A fuel cell rear wrap-around
protection hoop may be used. Minimum 1 3/4" x .095" tubing.
Gas cap must have an appropriate attaching line to prevent it from being
fuel pumps allowed on fuel injection vehicles as approved by tech staff.
The fuel cell, (tank,
cap, filler, vent line) must be separated from the driver compartment
by a minimum of 22 gauge steel.
Petroleum based unleaded fuels only. The gasoline shall not be blended
with alcohols, ether, or other oxygenates and it shall not be blended
with aniline or its derivatives, nitro compounds or other nitrogen containing
compounds. No lead additives allowed. No NOS systems.
Maximum rim width bead to bead is 7". Heavy duty or racing rims may
be run on all four wheels. No wheel offset allowed except right front.
Right front rim must be reinforced, heavy duty or be a racing wheel. 13",
14" or 15" rims allowed. Maximum offset allowed is 3".
No racing tires or snow tires allowed. DOT approved radial tires maximum
size 215R in 60 or 65 series, 225R in 70, 75 or 80 series tires allowed.
Passenger car tires only. No recaps. Speed rating limited to S, T, U,
and H. No tires to protrude outside of body. A Tire claim by Sauble Speedway
Inc. may be used, the claim value per tire $30.00. Tires must be 200 tread
wear or higher. Tread must have minimum 1/8 inch tread depth at any time.
No doping or softening of tires permitted.
a. Safety Belts and Harness
A 5 point harness - all belts must be attached to roll cage. A quick release
belt of not less than 3" in width and a 3" shoulder harness
is compulsory. Belts must be securely fastened to the frame and/or roll
cage with grade 8 bolts of a minimum diameter of 3/8". Crotch V-belt
highly recommended. Shoulder belts must be mounted to the roll cage. All
belts must be in good condition. Contoured neck collar highly recommended.
NO INERTIA OR REEL ROLL TYPE SEAT BELTS PERMITTED
An aluminum racing seat with 2 head rest only. Seat must be bolted to
the seat frame or roll cage. Seat must be positioned to the left of center
line of the car. Use minimum of 3/8" grade 8 bolts with large washers
to hold racing seat-to-seat framework. Minimum of two bolts on the seat
back and minimum of two bolts on the seat bottom. Seat must be fastened
to roll cage.
c. Fire Control
Cars must have a current year approved fire extinguisher mounted in an
approved mounting bracket bolted down and within driver's reach with seat
An approved racing safety helmet must be worn at all times during all
races and practices. Helmets must be 2000 Snell Approved or equivalent.
Goggles and full-face helmets highly recommended.
Proper driver's window net mandatory with minimum 3/8" rod. Window
net must have a top release.
Driver's fire suit is mandatory. No coveralls. Driver and suit must maintain
clean looking appearance. Fireproof gloves, contoured neck collar, balaclava,
underwear, socks, shoes and Hans or Hutchens type devices are highly recommended.
No nylon shoes.
g. Kill Switch
Cars must be self-starting and have two ignition KILL switches. KILL switches
must be painted red and marked KILL - ON and OFF within reach of the driver
on the left or right side of the dash. Also a master shutoff on left opra
window no more than 2" down from roof.
Drivers - Please Read Rule Book Disclaimer.
4-Cyl. Feature Pay Out
2nd $ 80.00
3rd $ 70.00
4th $ 65.00
5th $ 60.00
6th $ 55.00
7th $ 50.00
8th $ 50.00
9th $ 50.00
10th $ 50.00
11th $ 50.00
12th $ 50.00
13th $ 50.00
14th $ 50.00
15th $ 50.00
16th $ 50.00
17th $ 50.00
18th $ 50.00
19th $ 50.00
20th $ 50.00
21st $ 50.00
22nd $ 50.00
23rd $ 50.00
24th $ 50.00
4-Cyl. Top Ten Points Fund
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Please Read Rule Book Disclaimer, is located in General Track Rules