HORNET RULES

2018-2020 HORNETS RULES

Entry Level Ministock Class (Hornets)

All car owners must provide Tech official with a specification sheet for their car.  This document will be used to check the car at any time during the season for compliance.

Drivers

  1. Minimum age 14 yrs

  2. All drivers in all classes must use a SA2010 or newer Snell rated racing helmet.  No DOT or M rated helmets allowed.

  3. Racing gloves and shoes strongly recommended.  These items will be come MANDATORY in coming years.  Consider yourself warned

  4. This race class is not for experienced racers to come in and dominate or intimidate younger drivers.

  5. Eligibility is solely at the discretion of the Pit Boss on race day, and if necessary, in consultation with the Board of Directors.

Car

  1. Max Horsepower 132 horse power from factory.

  2. No alterations allowed to achieve camber, Camber allowed only within factory adjustments (no enlarging holes)

  3. Wheels/Tires Must be stock, snow tires are OK.

  4. 60 series and up only. Must have M+S manufacturing marks on tire.

  5. No chains, studded tires or hubcaps.

  6. No mixing of rim sizes.

  7. Weight to be added to existing ministock as directed by the tech man (Minmum 150 lbs.)

  8. OBD2 reader, if the car came from the factory with it, must not be removed.  If it is not there, then the car is automatically illegal.  Car must have original VIN number attached.

Safety

  1. Cage Must have 2” pipe (maximum outside diameter).

  2. Minimum 4 point roll cage required on all new car builds (suggested to add a Petty bar). Recommended to build a full cage with door bars, to allow for the car to be converted to a ministock in future.

  3. Must have 1 1/2” bar (outside diameter) running through the drivers door if you do not have door bars.

  4. Reinforced Concrete in driver’s door is mandatory if you do not have door bars.  Any cars running the cage versus the concrete option will have a minimum of 150 pounds of weight added to their car by track officials.

  5. Front hoop allowed (maximum 2” outside diameter).

  6. All cars must have a minimum of one (1) windshield bar installed from top to bottom, evenly spaced, attached securely and be a minimum of ¼”x 1” steel. The bar may be placed on the outside of the windshield.

  7. Window net on the driver’s side window mandatory. This net must be removable and an approved safety window net. 10 Years old or newer and subject to tech approval. (No homemade window nets)

  8. Fuel Cell Can remain in stock location if the gas tank is plastic and is in front of rear axle.

  9. A skid plate must be secured between the fuel tank and track minimum 3/16 inch aluminum checker plate.

  10. If gas tank is behind rear axle, it must be removed and a fuel cell must be used.

  11. If fuel cell is used, it must be securely mounted with firewall between fuel cell and driver.

  12. Battery Must be relocated inside the driver’s compartment, securely fastened and covered in rubber

  13. Racing belts required, minimum 5 point harness. 10 Years old or newer and subject to tech approval.

  14. All cars must have aluminum racing seats, properly mounted. No exceptions for existing or previously built cars.  Mounting must be minimum 4 x 5/16 bolts on bottom, and 2 x 5/16 bolts across the top below the shoulder belt opening.

  15. All doors, hood and trunk lids must be chained, bolted or pinned.

  16. Minimum 3" x 36" yellow strip on back of trunk lid or on rear bumper for all rookie drivers.

  17. All chrome, glass, mirrors and exterior plastics must be removed.

  18. Must have muffler which exhausts behind driver, or can be run through the hood.

  19. All cars must be presentable.

  20. Numbers must be on the doors and roof.

  21. All suspension components, including bolts, must remain factory size, in factory location.

  22. The interior of the car may be “cleaned up” to remove sharp edges, no other metal may be removed.

Rules locked in for 3 years, to the end of the 2020 racing season

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