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TAME THE BEAST 70

Blythe speedway reserves the right to alter or amend the rules and regulations in the interest of safety, cost control, and/or fair competition. It is the responsibility of each competitor to read and understand the contents of these rules. If there is a disagreement or dispute regarding the meaning or application of these rules, the decision of the Blythe Speedway Tech Director shall prevail.

No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from publications of or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of Blythe speedway racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules.

No pretense is made for having designed a foolproof set of rules and regulations. The spirit and intent of the rules is the standard by which Blythe speedway events will be governed. The Blythe Speedway Tech Director is authorized to decide if an equipment change, or modification is an attempt to circumvent these rules. The Blythe Speedway Tech Director can and will disqualify a race car in violation of the spirit and intent of these rules. If this rulebook does not specifically state that you can alter, change, or otherwise modify something on your car, you should consider it a violation of these rules. No part is deemed to have been approved by Blythe speedway by passing through prior technical inspections.

The Tech Director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from such alteration of specifications. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the Tech Director. His decision is final.

These rules are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official. All participants, guest and crew members fully understand that racing is inherently dangerous and that they are exposed to risks of death or serious bodily injury. The participants, guest and crew members voluntarily assume these risks.

BODY

Any American 2 or 4 door hardtop car produced with a min. 108″ wheelbase. Vehicles with a stock wheelbase between 101” and 107” add 50 pounds. (for ex. 1984 and up Mustangs and Camaros) No Pick-Ups, Jeeps, etc. All cars must maintain a stock OEM body for year, make and model. Stock appearing fabricated steel door panels, quarter panels, and deck lids are approved. Hood and deck lid pins required. Full stock or fabricated steel floorboards and firewalls required in stock location. Fabricated firewalls add 50 lbs. Fabricated floor boards add 50 lbs. Rear trunk area may remain open. 5″ x 60″ rear spoiler centered on body top 3″ clear lexan. Fabricated rear clips add 50 lbs. (not to exceed the center of the rear end) Any 4 link car adjustable, upper and lower’s is approved Stock appearing Fiberglass or Aluminum front ends allowed. Dirt style bodies with open rear panels above and below rear bumper approved. Any other body combinations must be approved by tech officials before competition.

BUMPERS

Stock or fabricated bumpers are required. Front and rear bumper must be fastened to the fender and or quarter panel.

WINDOWS

A windshield made of Lexan may be used. Minimum thickness is 1/8 inch. Windshields must be supported between the dash bar and the roof halo bar with a minimum of two (2) evenly placed metal straps 1/8 inch by 1 inch or a single 1.75 inch bar in the center of the windshield welded to the dash bar and the roof halo bar. (Screen wire mesh windshield approved.) Clear Lexan rear window and B pillar window ok. Driver side window net is required on all cars. Net material must be minimum 1 inch wide and have openings of at least one (1) inch. Net must be equipped with a quick release device on the top left corner. Mirrors ok.

HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND WHEELBASE

No waiting for the shocks to release and no assistance from crew or driver wheels straight ahead. Max. 54% left side weight. Wheelbase of 110″ must weigh a minimum of 3,200 lbs. No car will be shorter than 108” with the exception of factory produced 101-to-107-inch wheelbase cars (for ex 1984 and up Mustang and Camaros), minimum weight is 3,250 pounds. Wheelbase over 112″ must weigh a minimum of 3,100 lbs. All lead must be securely fastened to the frame using (2)-1/2” bolts or enclosed in a rail with ends secured to prevent loss or movement of weight. No lead is not to be mounted behind or on to the rear end housing, as well as, no further forward than the motor. All lead must be painted white and have a car number printed on it. Any lost lead will be subject to a fine of a minimum $10 per lb lost.

ENGINE

Cylinder compression limited to 200 lbs. Ford 351 C.I. Chevrolet 350 C.I. Dodge 360 C.I. Plus max .060 overbore Maximum cubic inch 360. 10.5 to 1 max compression ratio. Engine coolers allowed. Aftermarket oil pans, valve covers, water pump, fan pulleys are allowed. No “stroker” or lightweight cranks allowed, factory OEM cranks only. Heads: Stock cast iron heads only. A stock head will be characterized as a cylinder head which was offered as standard equipment with no performance advantage. Vortec Head ok. No angle plug heads. No special performance options will be allowed, including but not limited to, oversize valves, special cut valves, relocated intake or exhaust bowls or ports. 1.26 o.d inch valve springs max. Stock type or beehive valve springs are ok. No porting or polishing will be allowed. 1.5 ratio roller rockers allowed. No Shaft rockers. Screw in studs and guide plates allowed. Engine Blocks: Stock cast iron blocks only. No modifications allowed. Stock stroke for engine being used, exp. 350 C.I. Chevy 3.48” stroke. Stock rods and pistons only aftermarket rod bolts are OK. No roller or mushroom lifters allowed. Stock type timing chain and gears only. No belts or gear drives allowed. No crank lightning or grinding allowed. No aftermarket lightweight cranks allowed. 1” inspection hole in oil pan required. No Titanium parts allowed. Max valve head diameter Chevy 1.94 intake 1.50 exhaust Ford 1.78 intake 1.45 exhaust Dodge 1.88 intake 1.60 exhaust. Roller tip steel rockers allowed any ratio. Any hydraulic cam and hydraulic lifters. Solid cams allowed. Crate 602 legal, no certification required.

CARBURETOR 

Holley #4412 or Holley Keith Dorton #80583 Box stock except for the following: Gasket, bowls seal, accelerator pump squirter, power valve, jets, sight plug, choke plate, shaft and choke horn may be removed straight cut. 2 carburetor return springs required must be mounted to the engine block. Maximum carburetor adapter height including gaskets is 1.25 inches. Any massproduced aftermarket aluminum intake manifold permitted no modifications.

AIR CLEANERS AND FILTERS 

K&N air filters are allowed. 

ENGINE MOUNTS 

All mounts must be securely bolted, and adjustable mounts are not permitted. 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 

HEI and stock type ignition only. No components, or magnetos allowed. No msd, or dui components allowed. All cars must be equipped with a master electrical switch located in the cockpit of the car. The switch must be within reach of the driver and safety crew from the left side of the car. Switch must shut off the car. Batteries must be securely mounted within the confines of the body and behind the driver, in front of the rear axle and contained in an electrically insulated container. No marine or plastic type boxes allowed.

ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM 

Stock or electric fans are permitted. Water overflow catch can unit required. One (1) quart minimum, vented out to windshield, metal or plastic, mounted in the engine compartment. No anti-freeze or similar products. This is a finable offense. Water Wetter ok.

ENGINE EXHAUST SYSTEMS 

Any Stock cast exhaust manifold. Headers are approved Headman Hedders P/N 68600 is recommended. Any steel equivalent street type header with standard 3″ max collector. No Modifications. No Header wrap. An approved muffler is mandatory, must not exceed 95 db @100 feet. Exhaust must extend past the driver’s compartment and remain under the car. Exhaust may exit on the passenger side of the race car in front of the right rear tire and must have 4 inch ground clearance. 3″ max exhaust pipes, 2 into 1 collector, 5″ max past 2 into1. Must have 1” inspection hole inline with #3 rod.

DRIVE TRAIN 

Clutch will be stock OEM steel type only. Aftermarket master and slave cylinder allowed. No lightweight or racing type disc, pressures plated, or flywheels allowed. Scatter shields mandatory! Steel Locked, limited slip, or positive-traction differentials are permitted. Rear end must be centered in the car. Steel Floater type rear ends are permitted. No hollow axles. Stock Automatic transmissions optional, Min 10″ torque converter must be operational. Must have all gears. Transmission oil cooler required. Any OEM Steel rear end allowed. Must be mounted exactly as the old rear end that was removed, may be used in any MFR line. 2 driveline straps, 1” x 1/8” required, mounting to be within 6” of the U-Joints are required on rear drive vehicles. Steel Drive shaft must be painted white and have car number on it for on track visibility in the event it should become separated from the car. 3 or 4 speed stock OEM transmission with all gears no modifications. No camber or toe rear ends.

SUSPENSION AND BRAKES 

Stock OEM type lower control arms only equal length, no modifications allowed. Upper tubular A-arms allowed. Must be steel one piece, either steel or aluminum cross shaft allowed. No bearings or heim joints. Stock OEM upper A- arms allowed. Any OEM factory production type of ball joint may be used. No “MonoBall” Ball” ball joints. Stock Steel unmodified Spindles from the same manufacturer. No heim joints. Stock upper control arm mounting may be moved for caster/camber. Aftermarket or fabricated upper control arm mounts are approved, cars running these style mounts may continue to do so, One mounting plate per side must contain both front and rear mounting hole. Adjustable with shims between mounting plate and upper a-arm only. Racing springs ok. Non- adjustable Racing shocks ok. No Schrader valves. No external reservoir. Lowering blocks allowed. (leaf spring sliders approved.) All other suspension components must be of original design and origin for the chassis used. No aftermarket look alike parts to widen suspension. Maximum overall width (front or rear) shall not exceed 67” from inside of wheel to outside of wheel. Front tire width will be measured at spindle height. NO EXCEPTIONS! No aluminum shocks permitted. Adjustable spring spacers allowed. Rear disc brakes allowed. All components must be steel. No light weight parts. Stock, 4 wheel hydraulic brakes required, and all must be in good working order. One adjustable brake bias valve allowed. Any steel 1 piece sway bar. NO bump stops or travel limiting devices of any kind allowed. No hold down shocks.

STEERING COMPONENTS 

Stock type steel steering components only. Adjustable steel tie rod ends and sleeves approved, Quick release steering wheels are required. Steering column must be collapsible. U joints are acceptable.

FUEL SYSTEM 

Pump Fuel only. No Additives. No octane boost. (No EC-85 Fuel, No Alcohol) All cars must be equipped with an approved fuel cell, securely mounted in the trunk area. Minimum 10” ground clearance. Fuel cell must be mounted with a steel framework (1 inch x 1 inch, .065 inch minimum) and must have a vent hose and the hose must have a check valve in the end. Fuel cell must be totally enclosed in an 18 gauge steel box with a 1⁄2 inch drain hole in the lower right rear corner. Ground strap required from fill neck to frame. Maximum fuel capacity 22 gallons. No electric fuel pumps permitted. Fuel lines may not enter the driver’s compartment.

TIRES AND WHEELS 

Steel wheels are mandatory, maximum 8” width any offset. Tire and wheel must stay inside of the fender and quarter panel. 5/8” wheel studs required on all four (4) wheels. No Bleeders. Wheel spacers allowed. American Racer 970 and Hooiser 970 treaded tires allowed for this race. No soaking or treating or modifying (cutting, grinding, camber cutting, etc.). 4 tires may be purchased on opening night, with 2 tires available at each race thereafter.

SEATS & SAFETY EQUIPMENT 

For all safety equipment. It will be the sole responsibility of the driver, not Blythe Speedway, their agents/officials or corporate officers to ensure that his/her safety equipment is correctly installed, maintained, and properly used. Please refer to manufacturer installation and usage guidelines and adhere to them. Aluminum professionally built high back racing seat required. No plastic, etc. Padded headrest required. Seat must be securely bolted to a mount assembly that is an integral part of the roll cage. 6 bolts min no smaller than 3/8” diameter bolts. A five (5) point safety harness, with quick release is mandatory! 3” wide lap belt, 2” or 3” shoulder belts, and a 2” submarine belt. All belts shall be attached to the roll cage using minimum 3/8 grade 8 hardware and safety cables. Loop around belts ok. Cotton harness components prohibited. Safety harnesses/seat belts may be no more than three (3) years old. Must have a manufacture date. Snell SA2010 or SA2015 helmet required. Full face helmets with Lexan face shield recommended. Nomex helmet, skirt, and Nomex covered chinstrap highly recommended. A HANS or Hutchens type head and neck restraint device is strongly recommended; minimum of a neck roll required. Window net mandatory! Minimum 1” webbing with release at top only. It is required that all window net releases be updated to the quick release seat belt type with releases located and facing the outside of the car. No close mesh off-road type allowed. Fire suit mandatory at all times 2-layer one piece suit recommended. Two piece suit ok. Single layer proban suit ok with the use of nomex underwear. Approved racing gloves mandatory. No welding gloves, gardening gloves, etc. Approved racing shoes mandatory. Eye protection is mandatory and must be in the proper place at all times. Current test date (2 pound minimum) fire extinguisher to be installed in the car within drivers reach while strapped in. Steel mounts only, no plastic. All cars will be required to have in their pits a minimum of one five pound, Halon or dry chemical fire extinguisher. This is to be visible to tech officials and all crew members. All crew members must be made aware of this location, and knowledgeable in the use of the fire extinguisher. Car and driver will be required to make safety rule violations comply PRIOR to racing any event. The use of a two-way radio with a spotter and/or pit crew is mandatory. Blythe speedway official radio frequency is 454.0000. It is highly MANDATORY that all racers monitor this frequency during all races. This will speed up getting cars lined up during yellow flags.

APPEARANCE AND IDENTIFICATION 

All cars are to be neatly and brightly painted. Numbers will be a minimum of 18” on the roof and both door panels. Numbers on the roof to face toward the scoring tower (flag stand). No aluminum foil type lettering. Numbers assigned to car will be displayed on the top right front of windshield, 3” minimum. Drivers first and last name to be placed above each door, on the roof in 3” letters minimum. No duplication of numbers, additional letters such as “X”, “Y”, “and N” are not to be used. Advertising or names on the windshield is not permitted. This will be reserved for a series sponsor. Advertising that is deemed to be unsuitable/offensive, will not be allowed. Decision of the Blythe speedway Tech Director will be official. Series sponsor decals, if any, must be placed on designated locations of the car to be eligible for awards. This is to be completed PRIOR to

competing in any event. CHEVROLET CARS PRODUCED WITH 116″ WHEELBASE AND LONGER A. 400 cubic inch small block with 4BBL Carburetor approved. This combination must

weigh a minimum 3350lbs 54% left side weight after the race and cannot have interior metal, trunk, hood, roof, or deck lid gutted. Please call the tech director if you plan on running this combination. Must comply with all other class rules. Any gutted factory produced Full Frame car min 112″ wheelbase and longer must weigh a minimum 3200 lbs. 54% left side weight after the race. Please call the tech director if you plan on running this combination. Must comply with all other class rules. Stock car USA with 400 ci motor must add 50 lbs. All rules are subject to change at any time if deemed necessary to ensure even competition within the division.

Payout for

Tame the beast 70

1st Place $1500

2nd Place $800

3rd Place $500

4th Place $200

5th Place $100

6th Place $100

7th Place $100

8th Place $100

9th Place $100

10th Place $100

11th Place $100

12th Place $100

13th Place $100

14th Place $100

15th Place $100

16th Place $100

17th Place $100

18th Place $100

19th Place $100

20th Place $100

21st Place $100

22nd Place $100

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2 lap for Qualifying

22 cars will make the 70 lap main event. The top 16 will be locked in from qualifying times. The other 6 will come from the B-main (if necessary) with 2 promoter provisionals. B-main will be run if there are more than 22 cars entered into the race.

Blythe speed way does not sell Hoosier tires so if you need tires, please contact Gary Wyatt if you want to purchase American Racer 970’s.

2024 Track Promoter Gary Wyatt 702 546-5687

Practice

Friday, April 19, 2024

4:00 PM ….. Credentials Open

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM ….. Open Practice by Division

– First come, first serve
– 5-minute sessions

*Westhold Transponders used at Blythespeedway

*No overnight camping in the Pits

****Schedule Subject to Change****

Race 4

Saturday, April 20, 2024

12:00 PM Pit Gates Open

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Credentials Open

12:45 PM – 3:30 PM Tech Inspections

1:00 AM – 3:30 PM Practice after Tech Inspections

3:00 PM Spectator Gates Open

4:00 PM Driver’s/Spotter’s Meeting (ALL DRIVERS MUST ATTEND)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Qualifying & Heat Races – 6 Lap Heats

6:15 PM – 7:00 PM On Track Parade & Autograph Session

7:00 PM Opening Ceremony

7:15 PM Racing Starts

Bandoleros – 12 laps
Legends – 30 laps
Late Model Truck Series – 35 Laps
Mini Stocks – 25 laps
Factory Stocks – 25 laps
Street Stocks –25 laps
Modifieds – 30 laps
Sportsmans – 30 Laps

10:00 PM Racing Concludes

**Westhold Transponders Used at Blythe Speedway (Rentals Are Available)**

**No Overnight Camping**

****Schedule Subject to Change****

Race 5

Saturday, April 21, 2024

9:00 AM Pit Gates Open

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Credentials Open

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tech Inspections

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Practice after Tech Inspections

12:00 PM Spectator Gates Open

12:15 PM Driver’s/Spotter’s Meeting (ALL DRIVERS MUST ATTEND)

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Qualifying & Heat Races – 6 Lap Heats

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM On Track Parade & Autograph Session

2:40 PM Opening Ceremony

2:45 PM Racing Starts

Bandoleros – 12 laps
Legends – 30 laps
Late Model Truck Series – 35 Laps
Mini Stocks – 25 laps
Factory Stocks – 25 laps
Street Stocks – 25 laps
Modifieds – 30 laps
Sportsmans – 30 Laps

10:00 PM Racing Concludes

**Westhold Transponders Used at Blythe Speedway (Rentals Are Available)**

**No Overnight Camping**

****Schedule Subject to Change****

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