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EFFECTIVE AUGUST 15, 2008 - The Following Are Amendments To The 2008 Whelen All-American Series Rule Book.
Aug 14, 2008 - updated Aug 14th, 2008 11:09am
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EFFECTIVE AUGUST 15, 2008 - THE FOLLOWING ARE AMENDMENTS TO THE 2008 WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES RULE BOOK.
(CHANGES ARE UNDERLINED)
SECTION 13 – PROTESTS
13-1 General Procedure - All matters pertaining to protests shall be handled by Track Officials. If a NASCAR Member who is a Competitor believes that another Competitor has or will obtain a significant unfair competitive advantage by some action that the Member believes is in violation of the Local Track Rules, the Member may protest such action to a Track Official. The protest must be made in writing by the Competitor (or his/her crew chief if the Competitor is a driver and is on the race track) within 20 minutes after the checkered flag is displayed signifying the completion of the race. Each separate protested item, other than specified below, shall be accompanied by a $300.00 protest fee; however, a separate protest that involves the removal of the cylinder head from the engine shall be accompanied by a $500.00 protest fee and a separate protest that involves the removal of the crankshaft from the engine shall be accompanied by a $1,000.00 protest fee. Also, a separate protest that involves the removal of a piston and/or connecting rod from the engine shall be accompanied by a $750.00 protest fee.
(Example: A protest of a cylinder head, crankshaft and piston and/or connecting rod shall be accompanied by a $2250 total protest fee.) The Track Officials shall decide whether the matter is subject to protest, and if so shall decide the protest as promptly as possible, and shall inform the parties to the protest of the decision. The Track Official may decline to accept a protest, even if the matter were otherwise subject to protest, if he/she determines that the alleged rule violation is so insubstantial as to not provide the Competitor with a significant competitive advantage over other Competitors. A decision that the matter is not subject to protest is final and non-appealable. In deciding the protest, the Track Official may take whatever action he/she deems appropriate to further the interests of fairness and finality in competition results. Such action includes, but is not limited to, revising the official race results, imposing penalties (disqualifications, suspension or fines, and/or loss of finishing position(s) in the Event), awarding or subtracting points, or taking no action. The protesting NASCAR licensed member, or his/her appointed NASCAR licensed representative will be permitted to be present during the inspection process of the protest.
LATE MODEL STOCK CAR DIVISION
A. through E. remains the same.
F. The seat bottom should be secured to the car's structure with a minimum of two (2) high quality 5/16 inch minimum diameter bolts per side. Seat mount brackets or slotted mounting systems welded to the seat frame should be a minimum of 1/4 inch thick. All seat mounting brackets, welded to the frame rail, frame crossmembers, floors, roll bars or removable seat mounting frame assemblies, should be made of a minimum of 1/4 inch magnetic steel if single shear or a minimum of 3/16 inch if double shear configuration is used. If a slotted mount is used to mount the seat to the seat frame, the seat should be bolted to the seat frame bracket using an additional bolt to prevent sliding. Adjustable magnetic steel inserts (slugs) may be used to prevent sliding as an alternative to the slotted type mount with the additional bolt. When mounting through the aluminum seats or brackets large diameter washers should be used.
20F – 5.7 Crankshaft / Harmonic Balancer
A. through C. remains the same.
D. Only standard OEM magnetic steel elastomer type harmonic balancers permitted. The use of “O "rings or other devices that deviate from the standard OEM elastomer rubber insert will not be permitted. Outer covers, lips, etc. to prevent the separation of the outer ring will be permitted provided they do not deviate from the standard OEM elastomer rubber insert.
E. remains the same.
20F - 6.3 Alternator
The alternator system when used must be mounted on the front of the engine in the standard location with the center of the alternator higher than the center of the water pump and must not exceed 14.9 volts of output.
20F – 5.12.1 Carburetor Air Filter / Air Filter Housing
A. Only a round dry-type paper or dry-type gauze air filter element maintaining a minimum of 12 inches and a maximum of 14 inches in diameter will be permitted. The air filter element must maintain a minimum of 1-1/2 inches and a maximum four (4) inches in height. All air must be filtered through the air filter element. The air filter elements must not be sprayed or soaked with any type of chemicals or liquids.
B. Remains the same.
20F - 12.1 Coil Springs / Spring Mounts / Jacking Bolts
A. remains the same.
B. Front Coil Springs
(1) through (5) remains the same.
(6) The front coil spring mounts must be located on the lower A-frame for the bottom mount and the top mount must be a bucket-type and be welded to the front sub-frame rails and be the same on both the left and right side. The front coil spring upper mount plate must be attached to the front jacking bolt in a manner acceptable to Track Officials. Monoball(s), excessive taper, bevels, or other devices on the end of the front jacking bolt, the front coil spring mounting plate
, the front coil spring mounting plate bolt or in the front upper spring mount will not be permitted. The hole in the front coil spring upper mount plate must be round and must not be larger than 1/16 inch diameter than the front coil spring mounting plate bolt. The upper and lower coil spring mount must support the front coil spring for 360 degrees of each coil spring mount. The upper coil spring seat must be flat.
(7) through (9) remains the same.
C. Rear Coil Springs
(1) through (4) remains the same.
(5) All upper and lower rear coil spring mounts must be located between the rear frame side rails. Only one (1) rear jacking bolt frame mount per side will be permitted. Jacking bolts will be permitted to be located through the frame rails. The center of the jacking bolt must not extend further than the center of the frame rail from the inside edge. Jacking bolts located through the frame rails must have
a solid sleeve extending through the frame from top to bottom and be welded completely into the frame rails. Heavy-duty solid metal bolts (jacking bolts), with a minimum diameter of 1-1/8 inches, utilizing right-hand threads, and a single thread count of not less than 12 threads per inch for the entire length of the jacking bolt, must be used. All jacking bolt mounting sleeves must be completely welded into the rear sub-frame assembly. Jacking bolts and threaded sleeves must be the same on the left and right side. The upper coil spring seat must be flat. Monoball(s), excessive taper, bevels or other devices on the end of the rear jacking bolt
, the rear coil spring mounting plate bolt or in the rear upper spring mount will not be permitted. The hole in the rear coil spring upper mount plate must be round and must not be larger than 1/16 inch diameter than the rear coil spring mounting bolt. The upper and lower coil spring mount must support the coil spring for 360 degrees of each coil spring mount. The upper coil spring seat must be flat.
(6) through (11) remains the same.
20F – 12.3 Shock Absorbers
A. through E. remains the same.
F. “Steel” deflective disc valve shims must seal the primary metering faces of the single piston in the main shock body. The only shims permitted will be those manufactured, produced and/or recommended by the specific shock absorber manufacturer. Shims must be used in only their respective shock absorbers. Ring shims and bleed shims will be permitted. Floating shims will not be permitted. The shim stack must be of the single pyramid type with the exception that multiple shims of the same size may be stacked together. The inside diameter of the shims must match the shaft diameter with the exception of the outer ring of the ring shim.
G. Only a single one-piece piston is permitted in the main body with one (1) shim stack on the compression side, and one (1) shim stack on the rebound side. A maximum of three (3) bleed holes may be drilled in the piston. If bleed holes are drilled into the piston, they must be drilled into the port of the piston only. The only pistons permitted are the Linear and High-flow pistons that were submitted by the manufacturer and approved by NASCAR.
The piston band must be the original band for the approved manufacturer’s piston. The piston band and piston band groove in the piston must remain the standard size and must not be altered.
H. through J. remains the same
K. The shock absorber nitrogen gas pressure must not be less than 50 PSI or greater than 150 PSI. Gas pressure will be measured at ambient temperature. Gas pressure will be checked with the shock absorber removed from the race car and fully extended.
L. An external Schrader valve, needle valve, etc. will be required to pressurize the shock absorber with gas. The competitor must have the equipment required to adapt to the technical inspection equipment to check the gas pressure in the shock absorber.
20F - 14.1 Brake Components
A. and B. remains the same
C. Master cylinder(s) and reservoir(s) must be mounted on the engine side of the front firewall. Master cylinders must be metal and must be the push-piston type and be mounted solid on the engine side of the firewall. Pull type or swing type master cylinders will not be permitted.
D. through J. remains the same.
NASCAR Director of Weekly Racing