SFWD

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All OGS1320 events are hosted at NHRA sanctioned tracks, therefore all NHRA safety rules and Guidelines must be followed at all times. It is the sole responsibility of each competitor to ensure that their vehicle is in absolute compliance of any and all 2017 NHRA rules. OGS1320 class rules are solely for the purpose of insuring side by side competition and in no way shape or form supersede or conflict with NHRA safety rules and Guidelines. All NHRA safety rules and Guidelines must be followed at all times during the course of each event.

OGS1320 reserves the right at any time to inspect, seal for inspection, and/or tear down a participant’s vehicle. Every vehicle is subject to such further technical inspection at any time before, during or after an event, at the time and in the place and manner directed by an OGS1320 tech official. Not complying in full with any inspection request will result in disqualification for further competition and such other penalties as deemed appropriate by OGS1320 management.

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SFWD RULES

Minimum Weights**

67mm and smaller-2200 lbs

Up to 72 mm-2400 lbs

Non billet wheel deduct 100 lbs

*67mm and smaller turbos with larger than 83mm turbine wheel will be subject to 72 mm weight minimums.

150 lb penalty for Nitrous with manual transmission (cars with any nitrous equipment ie. Bottles, lines, nozzles, etc will incur penalty)

50 lb penalty for Nitrous with automatic transmission (cars with any nitrous equipment ie. Bottles, lines, nozzles, etc will incur penalty)

**We reserve the right to adjust the weights to ensure side by side competition to any platform.

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

ENGINE:

Engine swaps (e.g., B Series with B Series) permitted; however, OEM engine mounting points must be utilized. Engine swap (e.g., B Series to a K Series) permitted provided engine swap kits are commercially available and approved by OGS in advance.

Engine must be from same manufacturer as body. Engine must be overhead-cam, production-based design.

Maximum two power adders. Redundant power adders, such as a dual stage nitrous system, will be counted as one power adder. Engine must be in stock, transverse configuration.

Dry sump oil system or external oil pumps prohibited unless OEM equipped and engine is using complete OEM oiling system.

ENGINE CONTAINMENT DEVICE:

Engine diaper or catch-pan device to capture oil and debris in event of engine failure mandatory. Where exhaust header passes directly under oil pan, two-piece diaper may be utilized. FWD vehicles using OEM manual-transmission case must also have such a device for the transmission, to capture oil and debris in event of transmission failure. If catch-pan device is used, catch pan must employ minimum 2-inch-high lips on all sides. Lips must be coved or curved inward, so as to contain oil in pan. Catch pan must cover entire area below engine/transmission. Catch pan must extend from radiator support to firewall and from framerail to framerail. In all cases, lips must be adequate enough to contain oil in the catch pan.

Should a competitor spill excessive oil from the catch pan and debris onto the track, he or she may be disqualified from further competition at the sole and absolute discretion of the event director until catch pan is upgraded, regardless of height of pan lips or pan design.

EXHAUST:

Not required.

FUEL:

VP C85, VP Import, VP C16 and VP Q16 only. Fuel may not be modified in anyway. The use of addition additives is prohibited. Fuel Cell is allowed – but must meet all NHRA safety Rules. Methanol is not allowed. All competitors will be checked at least once and are subject to random inspection. Fuel samples will now be taken directly from the fuel rail. If you have a fuel sample valve that is NOT attached to the rail, then we will NOT be taking fuel from it. We will have AN wrenches available to the techs or you can provide your own at the time of the test to remove any lines in order to give sample. Accepted fuels must be readily available fuels, meaning they can be purchased by anyone. The fuels must not be modified in any way. You must use them the way they came from the fuel manufacturer. You will be disqualified from the race if you are caught using a fuel that is not approved or it is illegally altered in any way. We will be using a Digatron fuel tester to measure the dielectric levels of the fuel samples.

Before competition, competitors must declare which fuel will be used during the event and must not deviate from it throughout the event.

Injection of any other fuel is prohibited (e.g., methanol and or water injection). See General Regulations 1:6. Only one fuel container (ex: fuel cell or fuel tank) permitted. No water, methanol or any other kind of injection permitted.
Beginning at HDAY on 4/9/16 and 4/10/16 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, OGS1320 will require all SFWD racers to purchase their fuel for the event directly from the racetrack. SFWD racers will NO longer be allowed to use their personal fuel during qualifying and eliminations at all HDAY and BIG3 events. The fuel for the event will be owned by the corresponding track and we will guarantee that there will be more than enough fuel to last the entire event.

FUEL SYSTEM:

Fuel cell OK. NHRA guidelines MUST be followed. Must be in stock location or trunk area. No other container, fuel cell, bottle, etc. may contain any type of fuel. All cars must be equipped with a drain valve located on return side of fuel rail to facilitate removal of fuel samples for fuel-check purposes. See NHRA General Regulations 1:5. Only one fuel container (ex: fuel cell or fuel tank) permitted. No water, methanol or any other kind of injection permitted. Electric fuel pumps only. Mechanical fuel pumps are prohibited. Only two fuel lines per fuel rail permitted. One feed line and one return line.

LIQUID OVERFLOW:

See NHRA General Regulations 1:7.

NITROUS OXIDE:

Commercially available nitrous oxide permitted, including for supercharged and turbocharged engines. Nitrous bottle(s) in driver compartment must be equipped with a relief valve and vented outside of driver’s compartment. Bottle(s) must be stamped with a DOT-1800-pound rating and permanently mounted (no hose clamps or tie wraps). Hoses from bottle(s) to solenoid must be high-pressure steel-braided or NHRA-accepted hoses. Commercially available, thermostatically controlled, blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external heating of bottle(s) prohibited.

SUPERCHARGER, TURBOCHARGER:

Permitted. Restricted to a single turbocharger.

Turbocharger must utilize a turbine housing inlet flange commonly referred to as a T04. The turbine housing inlet flange may be smaller, but may never exceed the T04 dimensions in any direction. V-band turbine housings permitted, may not be larger than the overall size of a T04 flange.

Limited to a maximum 72mm turbo, where the maximum compressor housing inducer diameter is 72.78mm (67mm-67.9 maximum), measured at the point where the leading edge of the compressor wheel meets the housing. Compressor wheel inducer diameter not to exceed this value, and contours of wheel must not be “stepped, notched, or clipped”; e.g., the contours must be continuous features from the inducer to the wheel exducer.

Exducer limited to 102mm for billet wheels, 105mm for cast wheels. 67mm and smaller turbos limited to 94mm maximum exducer. To further clarify the maximum exducer wheel size applies to the entire size of the wheel. No part of the wheel may be larger than the exducer limits specified. Exotic material wheels prohibited. Modified turbo housing is not allowed.

Vehicle is required to have a front-mounted intercooler. Intercooler must be an air-to-air style only. Intercooler core must be front mounted and vertically mounted unless vehicles comes from its manufacturer with an intercooler mounted in different OEM position. Air-to-air intercooler must be functional to where the air enters the front of the intercooler core at the vehicles front bumper and exits out the back of the intercooler core. The exposed surface areas of both the front and back of the intercooler core must be equal. Bypassing of the intercooler core to direct air from the turbocharger to the engine is prohibited. Hollowing or boring of the intercooler to direct air from the turbocharger to the engine is also prohibited. Liquid-to-air style intercoolers prohibited, unless vehicle comes from its manufacturer with an OEM liquid-to-air intercooler.

CO2 or NOS is permitted as a cooling medium in place of water in liquid intercooler, but will count as a second power adder; i.e., if CO2 or NOS is used as an intercooler medium, NOS may NOT be used in the engine. OEM liquid intercooler permitted only if OEM engine and OEM power adder are used. Racing-type screw supercharger prohibited.

FLYWHEEL SHIELD:

All cars using a clutch and running quicker than 11.49 or faster than 135 mph must be equipped with a flywheel shield made of 1/4-inch-minimum-thickness steel plate. Shield must surround the bellhousing completely except for area of flywheel shield adjacent to differential and axle shaft. Shield may be multi-piece with pieces bolted together using minimum 3/8-inch-diameter Grade 5 or M10 class 8.8 bolts; may be attached to engine and/or bellhousing.

In lieu of shield, a blanket meeting SFI Spec 4.1, completely surrounding the bellhousing, is permitted. See NHRA General Regulations 2:5, 2:6, 2:9,

TRANSMISSION, AUTOMATIC:

All cars using an automatic transmission and running quicker than 10.99 or faster than 135 mph must be equipped with a transmission shield meeting SFI Spec 4.1, a flexplate shield labeled as meeting SFI Spec 30.1, and a flexplate labeled as meeting SFI Spec 29.1. Transmission must be OEM for engine used. Non-OEM or aftermarket transmission prohibited. Transmission brake prohibited.

TRANSMISSION, MANUAL:

Automated, timer-type, pneumatic, electric, electronic, hydraulic, etc. shifting mechanism prohibited; each individual shift must be a function of the driver and controlled manually. (Driver must pull the lever.) Non-OEM or aftermarket transmission prohibited. Shifter must be H pattern for manual transmission. Transmission/Shifter must be H-Pattern.

BRAKES:

Four-wheel hydraulic brakes mandatory. Carbon fiber brake rotors prohibited. See NHRA General Regulations 3:1.

STEERING:

Must retain full, original OEM steering gear. See NHRA General Regulations 3:3.

SUSPENSION, FRONT

Upper mounting point for strut assemblies must be in the factory location. Adjustable caster/camber pillowball mounts are permitted. Lower control arm may be strengthened provided factory mounting points to chassis are maintained. Lower mounting point for strut assembly may be modified for improved caster or camber. Strut tower braces, lower tie bars, sway bars, and limit straps are permitted. Traction bars/devices permitted; must be bolt on ONLY. Final decision rests with OGS Technical staff.

SUSPENSION, REAR:

Aftermarket lower control arms, strut tower braces, lower tie bars, sway bars, and limit straps are permitted. Rear suspension must maintain minimum shock travel of 1 inch. All rear suspensions must use at least one working shock absorber per wheel. Suspension modifications limited to bolt-on items only. All OEM suspension mounts/attachment points must be utilized. Spindle mounts prohibited.

WHEELIE BARS:

Prohibited.

BALLAST:

Permitted. See NHRA General Regulations 4:2.

CHASSIS:

OEM chassis, with complete OEM floorpan and firewall,mandatory. Wheel tubs, back-half conversions, tube chassis, etc.prohibited. Must retain FWD configuration; rear-drive conversions prohibited. Engine must be located in OEM location for body used. Roll bar mandatory in any car running 11.49 or quicker; roll cage mandatory in any car running 9.99 or quicker or 135 mph or faster. Roll cage in cars running 9.99 or quicker must be inspected every three years by NHRA and have serialized sticker affixed to roll cage before participation. See NHRA General Regulations 4:10, 4:11, 10:6.

Any vehicle that runs an ET quicker than 8.50 and/or a mile per hour faster than 180MPH during qualifying/competition, without the proper NHRA chassis certification, will be immediately disqualified. Furthermore, the vehicle will not be eligible for competition at OGS1320 events until the proper chassis updates are made and the chassis certified by the NHRA.

GROUND CLEARANCE:

Minimum 3 inches from front of car to 12 inches behind centerline of front axle, 2 inches for remainder of car (except for exhaust more than 12 inches behind centerline of front axle).

PARACHUTE:

Mandatory on any car running 150 mph or faster. See NHRA General Regulations 4:8.

WHEELBASE:

Must retain original wheelbase for body used, plus or minus 1 inch. Maximum wheelbase variation from left to right is 1 inch.

TIRES:

DOT or racing slicks permitted with a maximum width of 9.5 inches and maximum height of 25.0 inches. Retreads, space-saver spares, or any other non-DOT-approved tire prohibited.

WHEELS:

Must be automotive-type wheels suitable for street or racing use. Minimum wheel size 13 inches unless originally equipped with studs must be threaded into hex portion of lug nut a distance at least equal to the diameter of the stud. Spindle mounts prohibited.

See NHRA General Regulations 5:2

INTERIOR:

Complete interior including OEM dashboard, OEM door panels, OEM rear panels, OEM or aftermarket carpeting, etc. are mandatory. Rear seat may be removed. Two front seats are mandatory. Aftermarket seats permitted, but must be fully upholstered.

BODY:

Pickup and SUV bodies prohibited. Mild customizing and body kits permitted, but must retain full-bodied appearance, with minimum two functional doors. Chopped roofs prohibited. Doors must open and close from inside and outside. Windshield and all windows must retain OEM safety glass. Lightweight body panels limited to hood, fenders, and deck lid. Carbon fiber roofs are allowed. Lightweight OEM replica/style doors permitted.

Aftermarket body kits permitted, but full street-legal appearance must be maintained. At least 50% of the air to air intercooler must be exposed with no obstruction of any kind. The cut out of the bumper must maintain the shape of the stock/OE opening (cannot be a circle or triangle) to keep the spirit of the class. The opening in the front bumper must be at least 40% of the front surface. JoJo/CFT/Exospeed 3 piece front ends allowed. One-piece aftermarket front end prohibited.

COMPETITION NUMBERS:

See NHRA General Regulations 7:2.

FIREWALL:

Complete OEM firewall mandatory. Mini-tubbing prohibited. See NHRA General Regulations 6:1, 7:4

FLOOR:

OEM floorpan, front to rear, mandatory.

STREET EQUIPMENT:

Complete headlight and taillight assemblies (all) mandatory; must be operative. One headlight may be removed for intake ducting.

WINDSHIELD/WINDOWS:

Complete OEM windshield and windows mandatory. Windows must be operative per factory specifications. Must open and close via electrical or OEM mechanical means.

BATTERIES:

Batteries must be securely mounted; may not be located in driver compartment unless sealed off per General Regulations. See NHRA General Regulations 8:1.

IGNITION:

Two steps, rev limiters, etc. permitted. See NHRA General Regulations 8:1, 8:3, 8:4, 8:5.

MASTER CUTOFF:

Mandatory on any car running 9.99 or quicker, or 135 mph or faster, or on any car where battery is relocated to trunk area of vehicle. See NHRA General Regulations 8:4.

COMPUTER:

Prohibited. See NHRA General Regulations 9:1.

DATA RECORDER:

Permitted. See NHRA General Regulations 9:2.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER SYSTEM:

Permitted; must be securely mounted. See NHRA General Regulations 9:3.

TOW VEHICLES:

Permitted. Vehicles must get to scales under own its own power. If vehicle is disabled and cannot get to the scales under its own power, the vehicles crewmember(s) must stop at the scales first to notify the tech officials. A tech official will then escort the crewmember(s) in the retrieval of the vehicle.

WARM-UPS:

See NHRA General Regulations 9:4, 9:12.

CREDENTIALS:

All competitors must have competition number and membership number.

Valid NHRA competition license mandatory for driver of any vehicle running 9.99 or quicker.

All drivers running 10.00 seconds or slower must have a valid state- or government-issued driver’s license beyond a learner’s-permit level or valid NHRA competition license. See NHRA General Regulations 10:4.

DRIVER RESTRAINT SYSTEM:

Three-inch-wide driver restraint system labeled as meeting SFI Spec 16.1 mandatory in any car required to have a roll bar or roll cage. System includes crotch strap and must be updated at two year intervals from date of manufacture.

All other cars, OEM restraint system mandatory. See General Regulations 10:5, 10:11.

HELMET:

See NHRA General Regulations 10:7.

NECK COLLAR:

Mandatory on driver of any car running 9.99 seconds or quicker or 135 mph or faster. See NHRA General Regulations 10:8.

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

9.99 to 7.50 or any car exceeding 135 mph:

Jacket and pants meeting SFI Spec 3.2A/5 and gloves meeting SFI Spec 3.3/1 mandatory.
Ethanol fuel safety requirement as follows: Suit meeting SFI Specs 3.2A/15, gloves and boots meeting SFI Spec 3.3/5 mandatory.

All others, see NHRA General Regulations10:10

ANY MODIFICATION THAT DEVIATES FROM THE RULES WILL BE A VIOLATION AND WILL CAUSE IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE EVENT AND A PRESS RELEASE WILL BE CREATED WHY THE RACER IS DISQUALIFIED.(eg. 1 piece front end, mislabeled tire size, etc…)

PLEASE DIRECT ALL TECH RELATED QUESTIONS OR ISSUES TO TECH@OGS1320.COM

Final call and rule interpretation will always be decided by tech officials. All racers who participate at OGS1320 events are agreeing to obey tech official decisions.

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