2014 Pro Late Model Rules Montgomery Motor Speedway
Speedway officials retain the right to determine eligibility.
All race tires will be impounded before every race.
NOTICE: All equipment is subject to the approval of officials. No equipment will be considered as having been approved by reason of having passed through inspection unobserved. Any equipment which does not confirm to specifications or tolerances contained in this rulebook, will not be eligible for approval.
NOTE: All cars must comply with the rules set forth Montgomery Motor Speedway rule book to be eligible for competition. Any and all cars and car parts are subject to MMS technical inspection processes. MMS is not required to follow any other sanctioning bodies or manufacturers guidelines in its inspection processes.
1.1 Body must be stock appearing, aluminum, fiberglass or metal.
1.2 Six and one-half inch (6 ½”) spoiler maximum. Spoiler height from ground 41” max.
1.3 Quarter Panel Height 34 1/2”
1.4 Four inch (4”) Ground Clearance on body (nose and rockers) before qualifying
1.5 No under panning or grounds effects allowed. No Exceptions
1.6 Roof height minimum 47” / max 49”
1.7 No Down force Bodies
1.8 Amended: All body rules will compile with ABC Rule Book on all max measurements. Vent window 12” Max, same as ABC package. ASA Challenge series Camero and Mustang bodies are approved. FSN track officials reserve the right to add or give weight breaks for ASA or Challenge series bodies.
2.1 Fuel cell required and MUST be in center of car. 22 gallon maximum. It must not be lower than rear housing.
2.2 Left side window net required.
2.3 Seat belt and shoulder harness required. All belts must be quick release types (minimum 3” wide). Harness must be type that comes individually over both shoulders. Racing seat only. Seat must be bolted or welded to roll cage.
2.4 Two (2) drive shaft supports are required. No carbon fiber drive shafts permitted. Drive shaft must be painted white.
2.5 Fire suits, Gloves, Approved Helmet ,head and neck restraint are required
2.6 Roll bars minimum 1 ¾ inch tubing with .095 thickness wall.
2.7 Must have minimum 2-pound fire extinguisher with a gauge and a quick release mounted securely in car within reach of driver while belted in car.
2.8 Amended: The following will be enforced; NO EXCEPTIONS. All weight (lead) must be
frame/inside frame rail with a minimum of two (2) ½ inch bolts. All weights are to be
painted white or
florescent with the car # painted on each piece. Any driver that loses any lead from
his/her car will be fined $250.00 payable prior to any further competition. This rule
is in effect during race day or practice days. No Titanium
2.9 Lines to fuel pressure gauge must be steel braided type.
2.10 TRACK OFFICIALS must approve all safety equipment.
3.1 Minimum wheelbase of 101” (inches).
3.2 Engine may be moved rearward so the #1 plug is no more than 4 inches behind the left
ball joint. No further back.
3.3 Maximum tread width 66 1/2. All perimeter cars 67 1/2” Max tread width. (Must have
conventional steering for 1” addition)
3.4 Ground clearance to frame, MUST BE a minimum of 3 inches with driver.
3.5 Engine crankshaft must be no less than 10 inches from ground with driver.
4 AIR BOXES
4.1 2.5” X 20” Max opening in cowl
4.2 16” Maximum element allowed
5 IGNITIONS NEW RULE
5.1 All cars will use crane cams ignition / full tray complete kit; Part # (6000-6701) only! No Exceptions
5.2 Amended: All Ford crate engines (M0067-D347) will use 6300 RPM Rev Eliminator. All Chevy Crate Engines will use a 6400 RPM Rev Eliminator. ALL BUILT ENGINES WILL USE A 6900 RPM REV ELIMINATOR! ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!
5.3 Must be mounted on passenger side dash with coil facing the driver. As far to right side A post as possible.
5.4 Distributors are optional (any type – No Magnetos)
6 MACHINED ENGINES
6.1 Engines may be interchanged within different car bodies.
6.2 Flat top pistons with (0) zero deck clearance. Maximum cubic inch 360.
6.3 Any type of Flat Tappet cam.
6.4 Roller camshaft allowed. (see weight rules)
6.5 Lifter MUST be stock size.
6.6 Any type magnetic steel rod – NO ALUMINUM ROD. 6.25 Max. Length.
6.7 Dry Sump permitted. (see weight rules)
6.8 Heads must be strictly stock with no less than 62 C.C.’s. (see weight rules)
6.9 No 461 or 461X head allowed. No SB2 Chevy or equivalent Ford or Dodge allowed.
6.10 “Dart Heads” permitted. (see weight rules)
6.11 Valve seats can be cut for 2.02 valve.
6.12 No porting or polishing of heads anywhere. No debarring. (see weight rules)
6.13 FORD: Ford-n-Head – Part # M-6049-N351 or Part # M9429C358. Valves: intake
2.20. Exhaust 1.60. 62cc Runner cc 190 – 195
6.14 CHEVY: 492: Part # 3987376 Valves: Intake 2.02 Exhaust 1.60 62cc; Vortek: Part #12529093 Valves: Intake 2.02 Exhaust 1.60 62cc; Bow Tie: Part # 10134392 Valves: Intake 2.02 Exhaust 1.60 62cc. Runner cc 190-195
6.15 Intake can be Holly #300-38, Edelbrock #5001 or #2912 or Victor Jr. with no more than 2275cc.Ford permitted to use Victor Torque part #2980, #2981, #2940 or #2941. Weind X-celerator #7515. Chrysler may use Victor XX-2 or Weiand X-celerator #7545. May use Two-Barrel Edelbrock intake #2901 or #2913
6.16 No vacuum leaks between intake valve and top of carburetor.
6.17 Any adapter (Any aluminum spacer plate with (2) holes not to exceed 1.687. No tapering or beveling of any kind. Holes must be perpendicular to mounting surface) must be centered on intake.
6.18 Adapter plate and gaskets cannot exceed 1 ½ inch in thickness.
6.19 No Aluminum Blocks Allowed
6.20 3.48/3.50 stroke (see weight rules)
6.21 NEW: Transmission, Driveshaft, Rear End
A. Full standard type transmission only will be permitted. No quick-change transmissions will be permitted. Automatic transmissions will not be permitted. Crate engine teams may use their transmission rules with no weight penalty.
B. A minimum of one reverse and two forward gears will be required.
C. Multi-disc clutches will be permitted. No direct drives. Conventional clutch mounted to fly wheel only will be permitted. Any transmission that does not meet these guidelines may be assessed a minimum 25 lbs penalty.
D. No carbon fiber or nonstandard material clutches. The minimum clutch diameter is 5.5”. No “slipper” or “centrifugal” clutches allowed.
E. Driveshaft must be equipped with a minimum of two (2) safety straps and must be painted white. Drive shafts must be made of aluminum or steel only and must not consist of any other materials (i.e. carbon fiber, etc.)
7 MACHINED ENGINE CARBURETORS
7.1 2 Barrel Track carburetor: Holley 4412 must have stock base plate with bore size 1 11/16 or 1.687, no HP carburetors permitted. You may change jets and power valves. No other modifications of any kind will be considered legal. NO EXCEPTIONS.
8 CRATE ENGINES New Rule
8.1 The following crate engines are approved for the 2014 season:
GM part # 88958602;
GM part # 88958603;
GM part # 88958604;
Ford part # M6007-D347;
Dodge part #5007958.
A. Amended: All Ford Crate engines must run 1.5 rocker arms (Aftermarket type approved) Must not run any spacer under carburetor.
8.2 Engines must remain same as stock except for updates and rebuilds. All tear downs, protest and inspections will refer to GM Crate Tech rebuild manual. (Yellow Book)
A. Champ Oil Pan #CP 106LTRB approved (NO weight penalty)
B. GM small style crate balancer approved (NO weight penalty) Aftermarket balancer approved (NO weight penalty)
C. NEW: Chevy 604 crate engines only: Bee Hive valve springs yellow or blue from GM are approved. Must use stock GM, or competition cam valve spring retainers only. (NO weight penalty)
D. NEW: Chevy 604 crate engines only: 1.6 stock or after market rocker arms permitted. MUST be 3/8’s stud size only. (No weight penalty)
8.3 May run 1” spacer under carburetor.
8.4 2 one-piece open hole gasket maximum – 0.065” thickness that matches the interior dimension of the carburetor throttle base plate. Maximum thickness INCLUDING spacer is 1–1/8” thickness with no air leaks.
8.5 Bee Hive valve springs: Yellow or Blue from GM are approved. Must use stock or competition cam stock spring retainers.
9 CRATE MOTOR CARBURETOR
9.1 Must run Holley carburetor model # 4150, part # 805411 650 CFM 4-barrel. This carburetor must remain box stock. You may change jets, air bleed jets, and power valves. No other modifications of any kind will be considered legal.
10 CRATE MOTOR CARBURETOR SPACER
10.1 All GM crate engines must run Part # CV156 aluminum spacer only. No Exceptions. 4 hole plate opening of 1 11/16 / 1.687 hole size.
11 TIRE AND WHEELS New Rules
11.1 WHEELS – 10 inches wide. Steel Wheels Only. No half sizes.
11.2 TIRES – Hoosiers F-45′s.
11.3 No soaking or softening of tires. Any tires found to be tampered with will be confiscated and the driver will be fined $500.00
11.4 No Air Bleeds
11.5 NEW: All race tires will be impounded for every race in 2014.
11.6 NEW: Anything other than air or nitrogen found in tires will be confiscated and the driver will forfeit his/her race money and divisional points for that race. NO Exceptions!
12.1 GM Crate Motors 602 and 603 – 2600 lbs.
12.2 Amended: GM Crate 604 (STOCK) 2700 lbs WITH 1.6 rocker arms and Bee Hive valve springs. (Blue or Yellow must use stock spring retainers.
12.3 Amended: 604 ASA updates Crate engine 2700 lbs.
12.4 Amended: Ford Crate #M6007-D347 2700 lbs. + 1.5 Rocker Arms ONLY + NO spacer plate allowed under carburetor.
12.5 Amended: Dodge Crate #P5007958 2700 lbs.
12.6 McGunegill ASA Ford Spec engine 2700 lbs.
12.7 358 ci flat tappet cam, DART 62 cc steel head, no port or polish on heads 2700 lbs.
12.8 358 ci roller cam, DART 62 cc steel head, no port or polish on heads 2750 lbs.
12.9 358 ci flat tappet cam any cc steel head, no port or polish on heads 2750 lbs.
12.10 358 ci roller cam any cc steel head, no port or polish on heads 2800 lbs.
12.11 358 ci roller cam any cc steel head, ported and polished heads 2850 lbs.
12.12 358 ci Alum head 9.5 to 1 2850 lbs.
12.13 Anyone running something other than a 3.48/3.50 (Chevy) crank must add 50 lbs to their
12.14 Any built/machine shop engine running a dry sump system must add 25 lbs. to their total.
12.15 No SB2 engines
12.16 Amended: 58.0%left side weight. Anything over 58% will be disqualified. No Exceptions!
12.17 Built engines, Holley 2 bbl, 4412 STOCK base plate opening 1 11/16 – 1.687
12.18 Amended: Crate & ASA cars, Holley 4 barrel, 650 Box Stock with exception of jets, air bleed jets and power valves, boosters may be epoxied but in stock location. (Model 4150 Part #805411. 650cfm 4 barrel)
12.19 MMS officials have the right to add lead or make any change to level up the field!
13 GM CRATES New Rule
13.1 88958604 Motor updates are GM # 12370839 1.6 Rocker (aftermarket type rockers are approved must be 3/8 stud size)
13.2 Valve Spring #PHM701 (yellow beehive style also available at GM. Also approved competition cam valve spring P.N. #941-16 MUST USE STOCK 604 GM CRATE VALVE SPRING RETAINER ONLY — NO EXCEPTIONS!)
13.3 New: Chevy crate engines may use 1.6 rocker arms and GM Bee Hive valve springs without weight penalty.
14 PERIMETER LATE MODELS
14.1 Can remove right side door bars
14.2 Can have aluminum interior
14.3 Get an extra 1” of tread width. Must have a conventional steering box to get extra 1”.
15.1 All protest must be filed no later than 10 minutes after display of checkered flag of that event. No exceptions!
15.2 All visual protest must be filed no later than the start of the division race before the event for which the protest is made. No exceptions!
16 PROTEST TERMS RULE
16.1 Rules apply for all divisions.
16.2 Protest must be at scales immediately after the feature. Once protest is filed, it will not and cannot be withdrawn.
16.3 When protest and found illegal, you will lose all points and monies for that night. If you admit to being wrong and don’t tear down, you lose all points and monies for that night and will be issued a fine in the amount of $50.00. Each additional time you are protested and found wrong, the fine will increase by $50.00 and you lose all points and monies for that night.
16.4 When protesting, you must also tear down first. All protests must be made at scales immediately following that division of racing.
17 PROTEST COST
17.1 Speedway keeps 30%, win or lose.
17.2 $2,000.00 to look at everything. $1,500.00 to look at top half only. Protester must tear down first. Speedway keeps 30%, win or lose.
18 GENERAL POLICIES
18.1 Two-way radios mandatory. Each team must scan the Montgomery Motor Speedway racing frequency.
18.2 All teams must notify race control of team radio frequency used in competition.
18.3 All teams must have a spotter in spotter area when cars are in competition
19.1 Must run Montgomery Motor Speedway track fuel only. No Exceptions.
19.2 Minimum 10 gallons fuel per race. No Exceptions