2019 Rules

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2019 Rules

Club Membership

All race participants must complete a registration application. Non registered drivers will not be eligible for points.

Yearly Membership fee will be $120.00 without transponder bag. This Includes registration fee and all sanctioned race nights.

Non-Registered Drivers will pay $5.00 a night for fuel and $12.00 Sanction Fee (This includes transponder bag rental for the night). Total $15.00 a night.

Teams are responsible for their transponders. To help prevent damage to host track equipment transponder bags are required.

Transponder bags are required and can be purchased through GLS for $10.00 

Club Officers

President -Jon Sattison

Vice President- Greg Stanley

Secretary/ Treasurer -Alisha Sattison

Tech Support- Dave (Butch) Taylor

Code of Conduct

· All drivers and their crews are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times. Physical violence or abuse of any individual, official, participant, spectator, etc., will not be tolerated. 

· Verbal abuse or threats towards any individual, official, participant, spectator, etc. will not be tolerated

· All participants entering the pit area shall be sober and not under the influence of any illegal substance. If a participant is found in violation of this, they will be immediately removed from the event.

· Pit crews are the responsibility of the driver. Drivers must maintain control of their crews at all times.

· Social Media – Many have seen over the years the downfall of series, tracks, etc through the impact of posting negative events on social media. With the growth of the series, the chances of a mistake being made by a driver, official or track is increasing. If you feel you have been on the wrong end, it is your responsibility to discuss it with a GLS official rather than take to social media to complain about it. The GLS series has grown tremendously due to the excitement of racing and the fun we are all having. Please keep the series growing and consider your posts and the impact they may have. 

· Conduct will be strictly enforced.

· Driver  1st offense will be 1 week suspension of points for car and driver. 

o  A sub driver may be used in the next event  but no points will be given to car or regular driver 

o Driver may not come into pits if suspended. Can only go to grandstands with no radio contact to car during racing events. 

· If it is a crew member, the crew member will be suspended for 1 week and the Driver will be fined 10 pts. The driver and car must run 1 week without the crew member present in Pit area. If attending, must stay on Grandstands for event. No radio communication to car. Otherwise will result in Suspension of season. 

· Suspension is to be served at the next completed race. Rain outs and cancelations do not count as completed race. 

· On the 2nd offense, it will be suspension for the season. If it is the Driver all points and money will be forfeited for the year.  If it is a crew member, the crew member will be suspended for the remainder of the year and driver fined 20 pts. 

Safety Equipment

The following are mandatory to be allowed to race:

· Fire extinguisher in the pit area of each car

· Aluminum race seat that fits the driver’s physical characteristics

o Seats must be mounted securely between the center frame rails of the vehicle in their design intent position (no moving of frame rails, etc)

o Seats must be mounted with 3/8” or larger grade 8 fasteners

· Racing Helmet (Snell SA95 or newer). NO M (Motorcycle) HELMETS

o As of 2019 season and beyond a SA2010 or newer helmet will be required

· Helmet must be below the top of the roll bars

· SFI or FIA rated driver suit, shoes, and gloves

· HANS/Hutchens Device/Similar required

· 5 point or greater racing safety harness no more than 3 years old with a minimum SFI rating of 16.1 properly mounted with grade 8 hardware

· Arm Restraints are required regardless of window nets

· Racecievers Mandatory at all Tracks. GLS officials will operate when tracks do not

o Racecievers are required weather its in the car with driver or spotter, if racecievers is with driver it must be properly secured in a box, no belt clips.

· Knee Knocker on steering shaft and appropriate padding to protect driver is MANDATORY!!

The following are encouraged

· Nomex or similar underwear and head sock

· On-board fire system

· Two Way Radios to communicate with spotter only. 

o No Car to car communications

o  Spotters must be active in spotting, not distracted by mobile devices or anything else. Must stay focused on task at hand

o We will be looking into keeping all GLS spotter in one area, so you can talk to each other and over hear each other).

· If car does not have spotter, no radio logo must be displayed on the top rear window. GLS officials will apply and supply

· If no spotter, no radio in car

Points

Points will be awarded to participants as follows:

· Heat races will award 5 points for participation, regardless of finishing order. To be considered a participating car, car must take the green flag. 

· Feature races will be treated as follows, Based on the number of car at the event. (i.e. 14 cars means 1st get 14 point and decreases by 1 point thereafter).

If a driver’s car is damaged during the event and not able to compete, the driver’s car will be considered part of the race and points will be assessed as such with last place in feature (1 pt.) being awarded to the car. (Example: A car is damaged in practice and unable to participate in the heat/feature. The driver will get 0 point for heat and 1 point for the feature. 

In years past, last place points were awarded to a driver who was ineligible to race due to age. The new points system eliminates the need to do this, as the young racer not participating reduces the maximum number of points available. 

In the event of a tie at the end of the season, the driver with the most wins will be declared the winner. If no wins occurred, the tie breaker will move to 2nd, 3rd, etc. until the tie is broken.

Race Procedure

No Qualifying 

· Line ups will be set by pill draw. 

· Drivers will draw 2 pills during pre tech scaling operations. 

· 1 Pill will be for the Heat line ups. The 2nd pill will be for Feature Line ups. 

· The pills will have participating car numbers on them. As each is pulled it will be placed on the line up board in order pulled. 

· Example: Harry pulls Car #48 for heat and Car #95 for feature. Car #48 will start P1 of heats. Car # 95 will start P1 of feature.

· The previous weeks feature winner  will start at the tail of the Feature

· Rookies will start rear of any races for 3 nights – this number may be reduced or increased based on driver’s performance and assessment of GLS officials and participants. 

· No passing on the starts until the Start Finish Line. If the officials feel that you have jumped the starts the car will be black flagged and start to the tail of the field. After the second attempt.

· Blocking will not be tolerated at all, if officials suspect you are blocking you will be giving one warning, the second time driver will be black flagged to the pits, and will assume last position for that race.

Heat races will generally be 8 laps. 

With the growth of the GLS series, it may be necessary to run A and B Features. This will be determined based on car count and track size. Drivers will be notified as soon as possible. Line ups will be performed as follows:

· A-Feature: Cars in the top ½ in points automatically make the A-feature. The top (X – Will be determined based on track and car count and announced at driver meeting) from the B feature will transfer in to the A-Feature

o Line Up: B Feature Runner Up(s), B Feature Winner. The rest will be randomly drawn just like any other night

· B Feature: Cars in the 2nd ½ of points will be in the B-Feature, 

o Lineup will be random draw of these cars

· Points will be awarded based on total car count

o B-Feature Transfer drivers points will be reset to 0 when the start the A-Feature and will be scored wherever they finish in the A-Feature. 

o Example of points – 26 cars at a small track such as Toledo. 13 cars in the B feature with 2 transfer spots. 15 cars A-Feature.

  




GLS officials can change line ups for safety concerns or driver abilities at any time. 

Start of Race & Subsequent Restarts: No jumping of starts. All vehicles must hold position, nose to tail coming to the green flag with no gaps, no laying back to try to get a run, etc… Officials will be monitoring and repeat offenders may be penalized with point’s deductions. 

Outside and inside lines must keep separate no door to door contact.

Payout

The payout is $70 per car regardless of finishing positions unless otherwise posted for special events.

Points Payout

A driver must compete in 80% of GLS races for points payout and awards at the yearend banquet, eligible drivers will be awarded based on a per point accumulated during the season. The amount of the payout will be based on amount of money collected through track pay, tire sales, etc. 

Substitute Drivers

Substitute drivers must attend mandatory driver meeting with GLS officials and understand all race procedures before entering the track. It is the responsibility of the car owner/driver to make sure their substitute driver has proper equipment and understands race procedures.

Substitute drivers must run a GLS legal engine and registered car #, but not necessarily the same chassis. 

Substitute driver must fit safely in the vehicle. 

Substitute drivers must have all required safety equipment, or will not race. 

Rookie

To be eligible for rookie points, a driver may not have competed in more than 5 races with the GLS series. At the yearend banquet, the highest finishing rookie will be named Rookie of the Year. If using a substitute driver must be at the same skill level.

Young Guns

This will be a secondary point race for any driver under the age of 16 who does not yet hold a state issued driver’s license. This is being done to provide the younger drivers with a competition amongst themselves in addition to competing for an overall point championship. At the yearend banquet, the highest finishing person eligible will be named the GLS Young Gun.

Rules

1) Weight

a. All official weights will be conducted on GLS scales. It is the driver’s responsibility to verify that their vehicle meets this requirement.

b. The vehicle must weigh a minimum of 725 lbs at the completion of the race with driver.

c. Maximum left side weight is 55%

d. Any added weight to the vehicle must be securely fastened with 3/8  sized grade 8 hardware

e. Weight must be in the form or poured lead or similar. No buckshot/BBs/etc…

f. No weight transferring devices allowed

g. Scaling of the car will be done with driver race ready (feet on pedals, helmet on, etc… No placing of equipment on right side, water bottles added, etc)

h. During scaling of the cars, cars must enter and exit scales without hitting/moving scales and ramps. While I driver will not be disqualified for this infraction, driver will be required to remedy at the direction of the officials.

2) Body

a. Body must be Nascar style body. Made from Fiberglass, carbon fiber or similar material. No Metal bodies

b. No removing of rear bumper covers, or drilling of holes to allow air flow

c. Body must be mounted level on the chassis

d. Exterior Dimensions of the vehicle must be no more than 115 inches long, 47 inches wide

e. Minimum Roof height measured at the center of the roof at the rear edge of the driver’s hatch shall be no less than 30.5” with the vehicle sitting on level ground race ready. No adding of pieces, etc. to meet the 30.5” requirement. 

f. Hood and Trunk must be secured with positive fasteners

g. Roof must be retained with clips or magnets that can be opened from either inside or outside of vehicle with no tools

h. If roof flap is taped down, drivers must be able to overpower tape and open  (GLS Officials will test)

i. Fenders Flares are not allowed

j. Wheel openings may be cut to allow wheel clearance, or openings can have added material to make opening minimal. Can not cover the wheel 

k. A rear trunk lid spoiler made of minimum 0.060 thick aluminum must be securely fastened to the trunk lid. The spoiler must maintain a minimum angle of 35 degrees from the ground. The spoiler must measure 2.5” from the top of the trunk lid to the top of the spoiler and must be a minimum of 35.5” in length. 

i.  The spoiler must be centered on the trunk lid. 

ii. No modifications may be made to the mounting that would allow the spoiler to change position while racing (i.e. springs, thinning of body mounting area, etc.)

iii. Spoilers must be square, no rounding or tapering of spoiler edges

iv. Spoilers will be measured at Top and Bottom for correct length, and 3 locations for width, left, center, and right. 

3) Windows

a. Must be made of .060 or thicker Lexan

b. All windows must be securely fastened to the body with rivets

c. Windshield, rear window, and quarter windows are mandatory

d. Right side window is optional

e. Left side front vent window is optional, along with a rear vent window

i. Front Vent window can be no more than 8” from front tip to rear edge

ii. Rear vent window can be no more than 4” from front edge to B pillar

iii. Both must be made of clear lexan

iv. Must meet the approval of GLS officials 

f. Window nets are allowed for safety. Window nets may not be modified in a way to give a performance advantage.

g. One 3” opening permitted in right quarter glass to allow for attachment of cooling hose

4) Mirrors

a. Mirrors are required 

5) Chassis

a. Chassis must be NC Chassis, Bullet, or Similar 

b. No homemade chassis or parts

c. Wheelbase must be between 59.5 and 61 inches

d. Track width must be 46” or less measured at the outside of the tires set at zero toe

e. Must have steel bumpers securely mounted to the chassis front and rear

f. A firewall must be constructed between the engine and driver

i. Must completely seal off driver from engine, no large holes or gaps

6) Suspension

a. All cars must have suspension consisting of the following:

i. Four same brand shocks. Any valve code permitted. 

ii. No gas filled shocks. Oil only

iii. No adjustable shocks 

iv. Rebuilable shocks are allowed 

v. Any Spring rate is ok 

vi. Bumps and spring rubbers are ok 

7) Brakes

a. All cars must be equipped with hydraulic brakes on the front and rear of the vehicle

b. Brakes must be capable of stopping the vehicle

8) Rear Axle

a. One piece axle required (new styles are hollow centers)

b. 1.25” minimum diameter

c. Steel axle only. No alternate materials (aluminum, Titanium, etc.)

d. Axle must be mounted solidly to suspended chassis

e. Both rear hubs must be keyed securely to the axle

f. Axle key stock must be securely fastened to the axle

g. All exposed keys must be taped or zip tied

9) Wheels

a. 8” diameter aluminum wheels 

b. 6” or 7” width allowed

10) Tires

a. American Racer MC32 only or Hoosiers

b. Tires must be purchased through GLS

11) Steering

a. A quick release steering wheel is mandatory

b. Only rack and pinion steering system is acceptable

c. All steering linkage must be properly secured.

d. Steering shaft must be padded 

12) Engine

a. Honda GX390 engines built to comply with GLS Series Rules

b. Engine must be sealed by EES or Rocket Motors and documented on registration

c. Any tampering of engine seals will result in SEVERE consequences up to being banned from the series

d. Serial numbers cannot be removed from the engine

e. Stock rocker arms

f. No taping off of engine cooling fan at any time during competition. 

i. No stickers or anything that will restrict airflow, must remain completely open

g. One cooling hose with a maximum of 3” (2 – 1.5” or 3 – 1” alternately allowed) that connects to the right rear side window. The hose may not extend beyond the body and must not extend more than 1” past the inside edge of the firewall or engine covering.

13) Spark Plug

a. Any spark plug permitted

b. Sealing ring of sparkplug may be removed to allow head temperature sensor

c. Aftermarket spark plug connectors are permitted

14) Ignition System

a. Stock GX390 ignition system only

b. No spark intensifiers, timing modifiers, etc

15) Carburetor 

a. Must pass .930 Go/No Go bore gauge. 

b. Must remain as supplied by EES or Rocket Motors with no alterations (i.e. knife edging, machining of throttle blade or associated hardware, etc)

i. No grinding of front edge to match air filter adapter

c. Jets (main and pilot) are open

d. All air must pass through the .930 throttle bore

i. We recognize that carburetor are having a warping issue in years past, if found you will have 2 weeks to replace the carburetor. 

e. No air leaks

f. Carburetor components when assembled on the car will be in the order from head to Filter as follows. 

i. Gasket (1)

ii. Vacuum block

iii. Gasket (1)

iv. Carburetor

v. Gasket or seal plate

vi. Air Filter Adapter

vii. Air Filter

g. Gaskets can only be 1 thick, no multiple gaskets to create a velocity stack 

h. All inspections will be done after 10 minute quarantine after GLS officials take possession of carburetor. 

i. If carburetor is tore down, will be returned unassembled 

16) Engine Oil

a. Any engine oil is allowed

i. No additives other than friction modifiers allowed in oil

17) Fuel

a. Fuel will be provided at the track from the GLS series

b. Fuel cells will be drained prior to racing and refilled at the track

c. No tampering with fuel system after the tank has been refilled

d. No additives may be added to the fuel

e. No cooling of the fuel or fuel system in anyway (lines, fuel, fuel cell, carb, etc)

f. No smoking around Fuel at any time, If trunk open, no smoking (will strictly be enforced) If caught smoking around fuel at any time, loss of 5 points for the night. 

18) Fuel Cell

a. Use of mini cup style fuel cell with a maximum capacity of 1.5 gallons required

b. Fuel cell must be the source of fuel for the vehicle with no partitions or holding areas built in

19) Fuel Line

a. Fuel line must run directly from fuel cell to fuel pump to carburetor. 

b. No excess length

c. No Cool Cans or similar devices

d. Can be ran under the carb and to the back of the fan screen and up to top. Cannot run in front of the fan or coil in anyway.

20) Fuel Pump

a. Single pulse style fuel pump connected to carburetor adapter

b. No electric fuel pumps

c. Must be mounted on the right side of fuel cell brace.

21) Fuel Filter

a. Fuel filter may be used

22) Air Filter and Adapter

a. All engines are required to have an air filter and GLS approved filter adapter

b. No additives may be applied to the air filter other than filter oil for trapping dirt

c. No cooling of the air in anyway

23) Exhaust Pipe

a. Exhaust pipes from NC or MMI only are allowed. 

b. No interior restrictions are allowed

c. Pipe must be 22” minimum length 

i. Will be measured through the inside with tire tape 

d. Additional bracing to reinforce or support pipe is allowed

e. Exhaust pipe wrap or coating is allowed

f. Pipe must remain same diameter from engine to pipe exit. No staging of exhaust

24) Battery

a. Vehicle must have a battery capable of starting the car without assistance

b. Must be properly secured in car, bolted down, no bungy cords to minimize likeness to come out in event of roll over

25) Electrical Switches

a. All switches must be placed on the left side of dash and clearly labeled

b. Switch must be wired to ground the ignition to disable the vehicle

26) Clutch

a. Only a dry centrifugal clutch mounted to the engine crankshaft is allowed. No transmissions, belt drives, torque converters, wet clutches or axle clutches allowed.

27) Chain/Sprockets

a. Only #35 chain allowed. No chain oiling systems permitted

GLS officials have the right to change or modify rules as they see fit through the year

Just because it’s not in the book, does not mean it is ok call or ask first. Otherwise you may find yourself fixing it on race day

Inspection Process

Any driver found illegal after racing has begun will forfeit all money and points for the event

The decision of the tech inspectors is final. In the event something is in question, official may take parts for further inspection, official answer will be given at next race. 

In the event a decision cannot be made at the track the GLS President (Jon Sattison) will be contacted. Please allow time for this process due to his work schedule has changed. His decision is final and no agreements thereafter.

Prior to racing, all cars may be measured for weight, height and any other compliance checks as necessary

Following the race, the top 5 and 1 random car (Determined by pull at meeting) must report to the scales immediately and wait for inspection. 

· Driver may not stop at trailer, etc on way to tech inspection. A driver who does not report to tech inspection immediately will be disqualified, that same as if they were found to be illegal.

o It is understood that the winning driver will go to victory lane ceremony. Additionally there are times when tracks host an autograph session or similar event after the feature that may not allow for tech to occur immediately upon completion of the race. These circumstances are outside the control of the series and obligations to our host track are important to honor.

· Only the driver and crew member  of the 6 cars are permitted in the inspection area

o If you are asked to leave the area, please honor this

· During inspection, only the tech inspector, driver and crew chief will be allowed to look at the car being inspected. The driver may allow at his/her discretion others to be present if desired to observe the process

· Items to be inspected are to be randomly drawing by the feature winner each night.

· Tech inspection will be done by fellow racers and multiple people.

· No smoking in inspection area

· Bring container for inspection process. All items will be unassembled and returned unassembled

 

In the event the tech inspector is not in attendance at the event, a driver or crew chief of someone not in the top 5 will be asked to assist in tech inspection.