The rules and regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events sponsored by kmsa , however there are certain rules and regulations that are set forth by different tracks that will have to be adhered to and by participating in these events. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of or compliance with these rules or regulations. They 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.
KMSA Sanction fee for all races
Drivers racing in a sanctioned KMSA race must be a member or join the day of the race. We have realized it is unfair to our members for non-members to receive the same benefits as our members but not have to pay their dues. For most drivers this will save them money in the long run.
After gaining entrance to the pits all drivers must then continue to the KMSA tents for sign in and pre-race tech.
2013 KMSA Protest Procedure
A) A protest fee and written request must be made to one of the KMSA officials within 10 minutes of the end of the feature race.
B) Any driver or car owner who wishes to protest a car may do so as long as the protester’s car finishes in the top 6 of the feature and the car being protested finished above them.
C) The protest fee is $500.00 and must be in cash with $200.00 of the fee going to the association. If the car being checked is found legal the protest fee goes to the car owner/driver to help pay for gaskets etc… If it is found illegal the protest money will be returned minus the $200.00 that went to the association.
D) If the car being protested is found illegal that car and driver loses all points and all winnings, awards, etc. for the night and will face a 2 race suspension.
E) The driver or car owner of the car being protested has the right to face his/her accuser and request the car making the protest to be inspected as well, as long as he/she is willing to put up the protest fee before tech begins on his/her car. In other words, if the #00 protests the #88, the #88 has the right to protest the #00 as well.
F) Only the registered car owner or registered driver may make a protest, no crew, wives, friends, kids, etc....
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At all KMSA races the top 6 cars will pull across the scales and continue on to a pre designated tech staging area. If they go to their pits first they will be disqualified no questions asked.
Taking the top 6 cars will insure an unbroken chain. This is done in order for the officials to determine the top 3 finishers, in case of a DQ because of non-compliance.
To insure everyone has their weight correct folllow this link for a Engine Displacement Calculator.
Engine Displacement Calculator
The Entry fee is determined by the payout of the event and will be posted when available. Standard sanction fee is as follows: Members - $30.00
All Association Dues Go Toward Points Payout 100%!
The KMSA reserves the right to tweak the rules for the sake of competitiveness.
KMSA 2013 Official Rules
The following rules were voted on by the members at the National 100 in Phenix City, AL. If you did not get to vote you were not there.
Next year the rules will, in part be decided by a rules committee comprised of the top 10 points leaders. They will submit recommendations to Pratt and I and we will then make the decision on the rules for the following year.
All cars must go through pre‐race inspection. At that point a KMSA official will check the carburetor, inspect the suspension, chassis and drive line and punch the tires. A decal will then be applied to the car with the information obtained during pre‐tech. Any car found to be illegal during pre‐tech will be given the opportunity to correct the issues before qualifying or the heat races.
Any two or four door domestic or foreign car or truck with a 90" ‐ 105" wheel base. NO TUBE CHASSIS OR JIG CHASSIS ALLOWED. No mixing of manufacturers. If you race a Ford Mustang it must be a Ford Mustang. Must have stock fire wall, in stock location and full floor pan or chassis. Damaged sections of the chassis may be replaced with tubing or sheet metal in stock location. Rub bars or Nerf bars must be behind the body's skin. Chassis can be cut in front of front shock towers and behind rear shock towers
and finished out with tubing. Aftermarket sheet metal or aluminum bodies allowed. Open back end allowed. Nose and tail pieces including MD3 allowed. Spoiler must be no more than 8” max.
Full four point roll cage is required. All cages must meet KMSA official approval.
Caster and camber plates allowed. Screw jacks allowed. All suspension components, springs, shocks, sway bars etc... Must be mounted in stock location. Any racing shocks and struts are allowed as long as they can be mounted in the FACTORY POSITIONS. Factory position refers to the angle in which the shock is mounted. In order to be able to run different shocks, the length
of the shock mount can be moved up or down as long as it is not moved forward or backward, to the left or the right. If your car did not come from the factory with coil over shocks you cannot run them. Only one shock per wheel will be allowed. No j bar or three link allowed.
Minimum weight 2000lb. Car must weigh one pound per cc. Engine displacement must be clearly posted on the hood. All weight must be attached with at least 1/2" bolt and be painted white with the proper car number on it. You are allowed 1lb per lap for burn off in feature only.
Tires and wheels:
10" wheel max. Must be steel. Bead locks allowed. Any tire brand is allowed but American Racer is the official tire of the KMSA. All tires must punch 44 or harder. 10" is the maximum tire width.
YOU MUST MAINTAIN A STOCK STROKE. Any four cylinder engine in stock location allowed. No
after‐market or racing blocks. No turbo or supercharger allowed. No dry sump. Any flat top piston allowed. Toyota 3tc may have a dome. Any steel rod allowed. Stock OEM production crank shaft allowed. Billet crankshaft allowed. Any machining of the crank is allowed such as lightening or knife edging or rod and main journals as long as you maintain a stock stroke. Any distributor with any ignition box or stock ignition allowed. Headers allowed. No rotary engines allowed. If you change the engine between qualifying or the heat races you must go back through tech. If you fail to go back through tech you will start the feature at the back.
Only a stock production transmission will be allowed. No aftermarket or racing transmission allowed. Any working racing clutch, such as a gold star allowed. Couplers are not allowed. Transmission bell housing must have a ¾” or larger inspection hole in it to allow clutch inspection. Any gear configuration allowed. Stock rear end or ford 9" allowed. Changes in ring and pinion allowed. No quick change differentials. Locking of differential or racing spool allowed. Traction control is not allowed.
Any steel head allowed. OEM production aluminum heads on Toyota allowed. No dual camshafts. Milling, Porting and polishing allowed. Any cam allowed. Any size valves allowed.
Any 500 cfm 2 bbl carburetor allowed 500 cfm Max. Carburetor must pass holley 4412 go no go gauges. NO 4bbl CARBURETORS. NO AEROSOL CARBURETORS ALLOWED. Choke horn may be removed. Carburetor must have boosters with no modifications to boosters or venturi. Stock fuel injection allowed.
Fuel cell required. Any fuel is allowed unless the track mandates racing fuel only. Watch the site for fuels used at each track. Electric fuel pump must have a safety shut‐off.
All drivers must wear a fire suite. Window net, gloves and racing shoes are recommended. All cars must have a fire extinguisher within reach of the driver. It is recommended to have two driveshaft loops. Mirrors and two way communications are not allowed.
The top 6 cars in the feature must go through the scales and then precede to the KMSA tech tents. You must not stop by your pit area first. Any car that goes to their pit area before going to the tech tents will be DISQUALIFIED. A final inspection will be conducted. Temperature readings will be taken and the engine will be checked for displacement. This information will be
compared to the original information and against final weights. At that point a final pass or fail decision will be made.
The KMSA reserves the right to pull heads and check bore and stroke on any engine. All decisions will be final.