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 BODY: Any American made stock passenger car body on a stock unaltered full frame, or Chrysler & Ford unibodies.  No Camaro, Mustangs, or Station Wagons.  Stock appearing aftermarket plastic nose piece can be drilled for air but not extended with any type of material.  Tail pieces with no holes are allowed. Rear of car must be sealed off, no exposed fuel cell. No spoilers (even if factory equipped), wings, skirts, valiances, air scoops, hood scoops, or anything that alters stock appearance. Bodies cannot be moved from the original body mount rubber bushing no more than +/- 1” cannot be less than 5 ½” from ground. A front visor is allowed on the windshield area MAX 7 inches. No side or rear window visors allowed.  Sunroofs and T-tops must be reinforced and enclosed. No nerf bars. Maximum one inch wide by two inch tall steel or lexan rub rails allowed - bolted flush to body. All glass, plastic, upholstery, lights, mirrors, and trim must be removed. Cars must be stock appearing. No cutting, channeling, shortening, or modifying of body is allowed. No excessive trimming of fenders or hoods allowed, No drilled holes allowed in hoods for air supply, must maintain stock OEM appearance. All doors, fenders, and window openings must remain stock appearing and OEM dimensions and be the same on both sides. No straight slab sides. Front edge of rear deck cannot be more than 8” forward of center of rear-end and must have at least 2” continuous drop from front to rear. Rear of dash can be no more than 35” from the center of the distributor or 28” from back edge of the center of stock hood. Original OEM front and rear firewalls must remain in stock location.  The front firewall must match the frame used, and the OEM mount must be visible.  Firewall must be full and complete. Interior must be completely sealed off from engine, ground, and trunk.  Cars must have a complete stock OEM steel roof mounted in OEM location and OEM rake and angle for model.  All openings should be covered as to isolate the driver, subject to track approval. Racecar body should be maintained in such a manner as to keep a presentable appearance. 

If not OEM body.  Any steel or aluminum fabricated bodies must add 50lbs. in front of motor.

FLOOR PAN:  OEM floor pan may be cut 6” behind front OEM mounts in a straight line across to the other side and be replaced using steel fabricated floor pans made of 18 gauge metal or minimum of .049” thick steel securely welded to the frame. Must remain flat, OEM appearing from frame rail to frame rail, no higher or lower than frame rail with the exception of a maximum tall 8” drive shaft tunnel and similar to OEM tunnel in size.  Interior must be completely sealed off from engine, ground, and trunk.  If you choose to fabricate the floor pan to the above specs, there will be a 10lb weight penalty accessed in front of the motor.  If you run a fabricated floor pan and fabricated body total weight required in front of the motor is 60lbs.

FRAME:  Frame must be full and complete.  Cannot be Widened, Narrowed, Shortened, Lengthened, or be Cut, Bent, or Altered to change Suspension Brackets.  Rear of frame behind upper shock mounts may be replaced with round, square, or rectangular tubing.  Cannot narrow right rear frame for tire clearance. No frame alterations allowed.  All Bars forward of cage must be lower than the hood.

BUMPERS: Stock type rear bumper required, a fabricated front bumper may be used with the following conditions: cars with aftermarket nose pieces- the bumper may extend past frame rails for support and reinforcement.  Must be behind nosepieces. Cars without nosepieces- the bumper may not extend past front frame horns. NO SHARP EDGES. Must have a minimum of 5/16” diameter chain welded to front and rear of car with the design so tow truck can attach to them.

ROLL CAGE: Minimum four-point cage, minimum size 1 ½ “O. D. by .095” wall thickness.  Minimum three bars in driver’s side door, and two bars on passenger side door (three bars if passenger in car). Four-point quick release seat belt and harness required for driver and passenger. Racing seats required. Must have window nets and firesuit for driver and passenger.  Must have at least three bars in front of driver and passenger in windshield area.  Window nets mandatory for both driver and passenger.

ENGINE: Must be stock for the make and model except no 400’s or larger small or big blocks.  Stock replacement 2 or 4 valve relief flat top pistons. OEM or OEM replacement crankshaft only- cannot be lightened. No aerowing, bullnose, knife edge, undercut or drilling of second or third rod throws. OEM or OEM replacement steel Connecting rods only must remain stock OEM length, weight and shape. No lightening of any parts. Aftermarket water pump, mini starter, pulleys, harmonic balancer and oil pans okay. Aftermarket power-steering pumps okay. Metric cars may run a 350. NO stroking or de-stroking. Engine height and setback must be in stock location +/- 1”.  GM metric frame center of fuel pump must be located a minimum of 1 ¾” in front of unaltered cross member.  Solid motor and transmission mounts okay. Maximum cranking compression 175lbs. (ignition off, engine turned over 5 times). Oil pans must have at least 1” inspection hole with nothing inside of inspection hole blocking inspection scope from seeing rotating assembly.

**602 GM Crate engine is allowed with no modifications.  Must be sealed with Crate engine bolt kit.  Must run 2 barrel 4412 carb on crate motor option.  Must use original HEI distributor with MSD #8728 rev control and 6200 RPM chip**

CAMSHAFT, VALVETRAIN, AND CYLINDER HEADS: Hydraulic cam and flat tappet lifters only.  .450 maximum lift at valve.  Must maintain 14” of vacuum at 1200 rpm. 1.94 maximum intake valve diameter, 1.50 maximum exhaust valve diameter on Chevrolet engines. No hollow valve stems. Stock size and shape valve springs and retainers. Stock length and diameter pushrods only. Stamped steel 1.5 or 1.6 rockers on Chevy, 1.6 on Ford and Chrysler, NO roller tips. Open chambered heads only, must be unaltered, O.E.M. NO porting, polishing, or gasket matching allowed. The only GM head numbers allowed are 14079267, 3986336, 3986339, 3986339X, 3986388, 3932441, 376445, 3928454, 3932454, 3876487, 3973487, 3973487X, 3973493, 3951598, 468642, 330862, 333882, 3998920, 3998991, 3998993, 3998997, and 3970126. Screw in studs and guide plates ok. 305 engines may use 305 heads (no vortec).

CARBURATION AND FUEL SYSTEM:  Cast Holley 4412 -2 barrel only. Must be unaltered.  NO screw in air bleeds, NO powder coating, or any modifications.  Choke plate may be removed. 4412 must be cast into choke horn of carb. Maximum spacer and adapter 1” combined total. Fuel pump must be in stock location for make, NO electric pumps or fuel injection even if factory equipped.  NO fuel pressure regulators, NO fuel bypass systems, or any cool can devices.

EXHAUST: Stock unaltered cast iron exhaust manifolds only no porting or grinding allowed. No welding exhaust pipe to manifolds or modifying OEM exhaust flanges. No Chevy center dump, Corvette, marine, Lt1 or tubular steel type manifolds. No adaptors between head and manifold must be able to use all OEM exhaust bolt holes in head. No two into one exhaust or x pipes must remain duals.

INTAKE MANIFOLD: Stock OEM unaltered aluminum or cast iron intake only. No aftermarket or stock high performance or high rise. No bowties. No porting, polishing, cutting or gasket matching.  Edelbrock #2101 performer intake allowed unaltered.

TRANSMISSIONS: Any stock type automatic or manual. Automatics must have stock appearing working 11” torque converter cannot be smaller with ring around it. No direct drives. Transmission Cooler ok.  Manual must have single disc 10.5” clutch, flywheel and pressure plate must be steel, minimum 15lb steel flywheel. No mini clutches. Steel drive shafts only must be painted white and have a loop 6” from front u-joint.

FUEL: Pump or racing gas only. No methanol allowed.  No additives or smells. Fuel cell must be secured in trunk any part of fuel cell cannot be forward of any part of rear end.  Fuel cell must be visible for inspection purposes from the top through a removable stock appearing trunk lid. 

SUSPENSION: Front and rear suspension must be stock unaltered OEM for that make and model of frame, ball joints, spindles and all components.  Lower control arm bushings OEM design only and cannot be steel, aluminum or grease able type.  No air shocks. No alterations to any part of the suspension or frame will be allowed. May run IMCA type upper control arms 8” or 8 ½” length only. Sway bars must be stock for make and model mounted in OEM mounts. No suspension stops of any kind.  Shocks must have stock type rubber ends, must be mounted in stock location on frame, control arm and rear-end.  Cannot space shocks up or down. No bulb-type, threaded body, coil-over, or remote reservoir shocks. No external or internal bumpers or stops. No Schrader valves on shocks. All shocks must collapse at any time.

SPRINGS:  Maximum length of rear springs 14” tall free height and both sides must be equal and in stock location.  No spring rubbers, no adjustable weight jacks of any kind, and must sit in unaltered top and bottom stock mounts. 

BALL JOINTS: May run aftermarket ball joints but must be stock OEM dimensions. Rebuildable ball joints ok.  

REAR END: Stock rear-end for make and model no modifying axle bearings or length. All brackets, control arms, and shock mounts must be in stock location. All trailing arm bushings must be OEM or OEM replacement with OEM design. Gears may be locked must use stock unaltered ring gear carrier may weld or use bolt in locking blocks. No full spools, Detroit lockers or torque sensing devices.  No rear percentage rules. 

STEERING / DRIVER SEAT: Steering boxes must remain in stock location. Aftermarket steering wheel and quick release steering coupling are recommended. Quick steer boxes allowed.  NO part of driver seat may be no further back than 25” forward of center line of rear end housing.  No knobs, handles, or levers other than the gas pedal and brake pedal allowed for adjustment of carburetor, ignition timing, or brakes.

RADIATORS: Any (1) radiator that fits in original location without any body modifications is allowed. Water pump mounted fans only, No electric fans.

IGNITION: One 12 volt battery only must be mounted securely in rear of driver’s compartment or trunk area. No voltage generators in series with ignition system, voltage at distributor cannot be more than at battery (12) volts. One stock type distributor, module and coil in stock location only.  Ignitions on/off switch must be clearly marked. No traction control devices of any kind. No digital gauges or tachs.

BRAKES:  May use any (1) one master cylinder.  Aftermarket pedal OK.  Must have at least 3 working brakes. Right front may be blocked. No bias adjustment, no electric or manual cut-off switches or valves allowed. Disc brakes allowed in rear No aluminum or composite rotors or calipers. Must use steel stock type rotors on rear disc. No lighting of components. 

TIRES AND WHEELS: 8” maximum wide wheels allowed, 15” diameter steel wheels only.  No bead locks or screws allowed.  Mud plugs and wheel covers allowed ONLY on the right rear.  Wheel cover must be plastic, be bolted, no Dzus fasteners, the ring that holds the wheel cover must be welded to the wheel in at least three places. NO bleed-off valves. Must run 1” steel lug nuts. Approved unaltered Hoosier asphalt F45 pull offs only.  G60 tires will be allowed for the first 4 races.  They can't be used after May 25, 2019. Must durometer 60 or higher.  Subject to inspection any time before or after the race.  No grooving, siping, softening, needling, metal grinding disc, treating, softening, or wrapping in plastic allowed.  Deglazing with sand paper disc ONLY allowed, but cannot leave any grinding marks and is subject to inspection before or after race.

WEIGHT: Weight may be securely added in trunk or under the hood, but not in plain view or within the driver’s compartment must be painted white with car number. Car must weigh minimum 3200 lbs. with driver after race.

Aluminum bodies add 50lbs. in front of motor.

COURTESY RULE: Any car with “minor” rule infractions will be allowed to race (1) event. Must be determined before the race. Cars with infractions are subject to weight penalty.



ENGINE CLAIMING RULES: Any driver in the same race on the lead lap may claim one of the top three finishers immediately after the “A” feature in the tech area with money in hand.

 (A) $500.00 and swap claim on engines.

 (B) Claim does not include - Flywheel, clutch/assembly, bell housing, breathers, carburetor, starter, motor mounts, oil/temp sending units, water pump, fan, pulleys, dip stick, distributor, wires, water outlet/restrictor, fuel pump, fuel pump plate/rod.

 (C) Driver may NOT claim another driver finishing in a position behind them and may not successfully claim the same driver more than once per calendar year.


The official claiming area is in the tech area, or wherever track designates. Claim must be made immediately after the “A” feature race finishes (checkered flag). Only the driver may make the claim. Driver must have money. The claiming driver must be on the same lap as the driver being claimed. Only the top three cars may be claimed by another driver. A driver can claim another driver’s multiple claims on the same carburetor, distributor, or shock, a draw will be held with claiming drivers to determine who gets claim. Refusal to sell will forfeit all cash, trophies, and points for the night. If claim is refused, claim is NOT held against driver who made claim.

Carburetor claim $200.00 and swap, Shock or Spring claim $20.00 each and swap, Distributor claim $100.00 and swap.

PROTEST RULE: Any driver in the same race on the lead lap may protest another car immediately after feature in the tech area. $250.00 cash per component $50.00 to the track, if legal protested car gets $200.00 if illegal protestor gets $200.00 back.


Texana Raceway reserves the right to clarify or amend these rules as deemed necessary.

In order to eliminate any gray area, if it is not listed in these rules that something is allowed, it is not allowed.

Street Stocks

#1. Weight Rule
- 3000 lb. min. w / driver. Maximum of 53% rear percentage to be checked after race. If after a race upon inspection a car w/ driver is over 53% rear percentage the driver will be allowed to address collected mud on the car and get one chance to rescale. (Appointed tech inspector will watch removal of mud from car).

#2. Appearance
- Car must have a factory recognizable appearance. Stock, remanufactured and homebuilt steel or aluminum body panels are allowed. Truck, El Camino, Cadillacs, Station wagons, any full size car from factory is legal. No compact bodies. Rear spoiler and sideboards cannot be taller than 6 inches, maximum length is 12 inches on the sideboards.  Spoiler cannot exceed width of car. Driver cockpit can be enclosed. Car appearance will be heavily scrutinized. Body must be maintained and kept neat. Side panels cannot be straight laid sheet metal i.e. late model look. Body lines need to be introduced, including pillars, and door posts so fans can relate. You must have full fenders. Hoods can be aftermarket fiberglass. We encourage 5 star racing bodies street stock bodies, Performance bodies and the new muscle car Camaro, Charger, and Mustang bodies. Cannot resemble late model type body.

#3. Shocks
– Shocks must be steel, no aluminum allowed. One shock per wheel only. Shock mounts can be altered and be mounted externally. Heim joint shocks are allowed. Rebuildable shocks are allowed. Adjustable and any shock that requires an external reservoir is not allowed. Gas shocks are allowed.

#4. Springs
- Springs must be steel front and back, coil or leaf. All springs must mount in stock positions. Racing springs are allowed. No Chrysler leaf springs allowed. Rear coil springs can be moved fwd or back a max. of 3 inches from the center of the rear end housing but still must mount to the top of rear end. Any height spring front or back. Weight jacks are allowed front and rear.

#5. Suspension
– All suspensions must use stock lower control arms in the stock location. Upper control arms can be aftermarket but must be a nonadjustable IMCA style arm and location of upper control arm mounts can be moved or altered. Any ball joint is allowed.  Centerlink, all tie rods, pitman arm, spindles, sway bars and idler arms must be stock replacement. Rear coil spring cars must use stock style lower trailing arms in the stock chassis mount location. Trailing arms can be a stock replacement but must be stock length. Trailing arms can be reinforced. Upper trailing arms can be aftermarket arms and can be adjustable. Location of the upper trailing arms mounts on the chassis and rear end can be relocated. Aftermarket bushing are allowed. Monoballs are illegal. 3 link rear suspension is allowed. Top pull bar must be solid with no spring, bushing or biscuit it cannot be longer than 36”. Panhardbars min. length is 26”. No aluminum parts will be allowed. Lowering blocks, adjustable rear shackles, rear sliders and weight jacks are all allowed on leaf spring cars. Leaf spring cars can have only one mounting hole on the front leaf spring bracket. Hole must be the same height left to right on front leaf spring mount. All coil spring car’s rear end brackets can have multi-hole mounting options but still must use the stock lower chassis mount position.

#6. Steering
– Aftermarket stock style steering box is allowed. No rack n pinion steering. Remote reservoir is allowed. Racing power steering pump is allowed. Quick Steering box is allowed between steering box and steering wheel. All steering wheels must use quick disconnect adaptors.

#7. Differential
– Factory rear ends only. No aftermarket rear end, no quick change allowed. 9Inch ford in GM cars is allowed. Floaters are allowed. All floating nine inch rear ends must have a wheel cover on the right rear wheel during racing. First offense is probation, Second offense will be disqualification at that event. All differentials must be locked at all times. No limited slip allowed of any kind. Aftermarket brackets are allowed. Rear end housing maybe reinforced. Aluminum drive shafts and or racing drive shafts are allowed.

#8. Brakes
– 3 brake minimum. Disc brakes are recommended on rear. All disc or hats must be steel and cannot be vented or have holes drilled in them. Aftermarket brake pedals and master cylinders are allowed. Duel brake master cylinder is allowed. Brake pressure gauges are allowed. Brake adjuster, shutoff valve, or proportioning valves are all allowed and can be within reach of the driver for adjustment when in competition. No aftermarket brake calipers.

Stock or oversized brake calipers are allowed as long as they are over the counter stock replacements. No aluminum calipers allowed.

#9. Bumpers / Nerf Bars
– Nerf bars are allowed in the door area only. They are to be within 3 inches from touching body panels. No front or rear wrap around bumpers that stick outside the body. Make sure your front fenders and rear quarter panels are covering the rub bars and braces. Front and rear plastic nose pieces are allowed and can be reinforced behind them. No late model nose pieces. Front bumpers may have a push bar in front of plastic nosepiece but must be within stock frame horns. Bumper loops are recommended both front and rear. If stock bumpers are used, along with your normal bracing steel chains must be welded so they do not fall off. If you cause a caution due to bumper hang up with another car you will also be sent to the back due to poor designing on your part. Study your rear bumpers to keep from being hooked.

#10. Frames
– All frames must be OEM factory. No custom built front clips. All front clips will be stock and unaltered up to the firewall. No narrowing and modifying of the frame, brackets or cross member. Frame can be notched for fuel pump clearance. Frame can be notched to make spring changes easier. OEM Frames must go from front chassis to rear chassis. Frame rails may be reinforced. Frames may be X braced. Uni-body frames must tie frame together. All frames behind rear end can remove the old frame altogether and box it in. Example: Sport mod rear frame. Tubular rear clips are allowed for leaf spring cars must weight 3150 lbs. Front leaf spring mount must be in the stock location with a single leaf spring mounting hole at the same height left to right.

#11. Roll cage
– Minimum of 1 ½” x .095 wall thickness round steel tubing is what we want your cage to be constructed of. Must have a 4 point cage around driver. Must have supports extending into the front engine bay and rear trunk area for additional support and strength. A minimum of (3) door bars are to be in driver’s door for protection and at least (2) in the passenger side. An exterior door plate of steel over the outside door bars is recommended.

#12. Safety
– Window nets, racing gloves, neck braces, fire suit, and helmet are all mandatory. Fire extinguisher must be inside car and ready for any situation. Raceivers are mandatory. Fuel cell must be protected with a cell can. All fuel cells must have a rollover valve on vent and flapper on filler side. Racing seatbelts will have dates checked.

#13. Wheels / Tires
- Only 8” steel wheels any offset. (1) RR bead lock only. No aluminum wheels. Tires to choose from will be any 8 inch asphalt takeoff, Hoosier g60, American RacerKK704 and 15KK704. Tires may be sanded, sipped, or grooved. No soaking or softening of tires allowed. Wheel spacers are allowed.

#14. Transmission / Driveline
- Automatics must have a working fwd and reverse gear.10 inch min. and all must be a working functional converter. Standards must have a steel scatter shield. 10.5 inch clutch min. Pressure Plate assembly. cannot have any aluminum parts within the assy. No mini clutches allowed. No direct drives. No traction control of any type. Only factory standard transmissions allowed. No aftermarket racing transmissions. Listed below are legal transmissions and the legal gears. Driveshaft must be painted white. Automatics can run coolers provided driver is protected. Stock Transmission Gear Ratios

#15. Carb / Intake / Fuel / Ignition
– 4412 Holley two barrel is a legal carb. Must pass all Go-No-Go Gauge testing specs. Aftermarket metering blocks are allowed, no carb spacers are allowed. 2 carb to 4 barrel adaptor is allowed 1 1/4” max adaptor height including gaskets. Any cast iron or aluminum intake manifold is allowed. No Brezinski, porting, polishing, acid porting, gasket matching allowed or any other modifying / machine work to intake. Take out of box and bolt on is what we want. Maximum Carburetor Base Height is 6.25”. No sheet metal intake, tunnel ram, fuel injection or electric fuel pumps. No alcohol or fuel additives are allowed. Only racing gas or aviation fuel is allowed. Any mechanical or belt driven fuel pump. Any 12 volt ignition system. External coils and ignition boxes are allowed. No crank trigger or magnetos.  Edelbrock Formula:

Carburetor Base Height = (A + B) / 2 + Carburetor Adapters, Spacers, Gaskets.

#16. Exhaust
– Maximum 1 3/4” header tube. Step headers, crossover headers and fender headers are allowed. No 180 degree headers. Some tracks will require mufflers. Y and H pipes are allowed. No tri Y Headers or Lung Headers.

#17. Misc
– #1 spark plug must be even or in front of ball joint. Aluminum radiator, racing fans, aluminum pulley’s are legal.

#18. Motor
- Manufactory body, frame and engine is not mandatory that they match. Example: Metric car with a Ford motor.GM Crate engines will follow the IMCA Sport Mod crate rule package.  GM Crate Engine:  may use any Holley 4-barrel carburetor, all components (float bowls and main body) must by Holley manufactured.  Metering blocks and base plate may be billet aluminum, non-Holley.  No aerosol-style carburetors allowed.  May use one inch thick carburetor spacer, must use Moroso part# 64940 with GM crate.  Maximum 0.100 inch thick carburetor gaskets only.  MUST use original HEI distributor with MSD #8728 rev-control and 6,200 RPM chip.  Must use unaltered sealed GM #88958602 or #19258602 crate engine.  Upon inspection, any different, altered or missing GM seal bolts will result in disqualification, loss of all points for the season, and a suspension.  Oil pan may be replaced with Tech Inspector with Kevko pan #1090NRHw/ISP and Kevko pick-up #1003-3/4.  Disqualification for any crate engine not using required spacer, distributor, rev limiter, pushrods, valve springs or rocker arms.  Refer to IMCA sport mod crate engine rules for details.

- All blocks must be a factory OEM style cast iron. No 400 or Bowtie blocks. .362 Cubic Inch is maximum engine size.

Rotating Assy . – Max. Stroke is 3.50. Must use a cast or steel crankshaft with 45 lb. minimum. Weight limit. Connecting Rods cannot be titanium. Floating wrist pins are allowed. Pistons must be flat top cast or forged. Any piston ring allowed. Aftermarket balancers are allowed.

Valve Train
– No roller camshaft or lifters. Maximum .550 advertised lift. Which means measured at the cam lobe maximum measurement is .367. No vacuum rule. Any valve spring/retainer combination. No titanium parts allowed except retainers. Stud mounted roller rockers only. Poly locks, guide plates and stud girdles are allowed.

Cylinder Heads

Option (1)
any cast iron closed chamber OEM factory head allowed with a minimum of 62 cc, straight or angle plug. Max intake 2.02 & max exhaust 1.60.

Option (2)
any open chamber OEM or Aftermarket cast iron head with a min. of 72 cc, straight or angle plug. Max intake 2.02 & max exhaust 1.60.

Option (3)
World Products S/R Part # 043610 straight plug 67 cc. Can be cut down to 62 cc. Head comes as a 170 cc runner. This is what we would consider to be a closed chambered aftermarket replacement head for the hard to find double humps. Max intake 1.94 & max exhaust is 1.50.

Option (4)
any cast iron OEM Vortec head except no factory performance or bowtie Vortex head will be allowed. No aluminum heads. Three angle valve jobs are allowed. No removing or machining of castings in the valve pocket. No porting, polishing, acid porting, gasket matching allowed. Heads may be flat or angle milled but must meet cc requirements. Any work done in the bowl area must be done with a 360 degree cut, with the valve guide as the center point. Any cast iron OEM Ford and Chrysler heads allowed with valves no larger the 2.04 inch intake and 1.70 inch exhaust.

Ford may use World Products Ford part Number 53040-1 or -2cast # (I-061) (64cc chamber) stock replacement cylinder head allowed, head must remain as produced, seat angles, valve springs (1.437” max. O.D.) and valve sizes cannot be changed: three angle valve job only (absolutely no casting removal in valve pocket of head, for any reason). 

We reserve the right to change the rules to keep competition fair for our competitors at any time. Any changes will be posted and brought to the attention of all drivers best as possible through normal social media and drivers meeting at races.

In order to eliminate any gray area, if it is not listed in these rules that something is allowed, it is not allowed.


Limited/Sport Modifieds

We will run IMCA sanction rules. 

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**EXCEPTION** IMCA stamping on tires is not required.

Modified Lites

We will follow the Modified Lite Stars Rules.

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These restrictions are in place:

  • Stock Motors Only
  • Solid Link Bars
  • Medium Hoosiers Only
  • Dwarfs can be 75 pounds less


Rule Disclaimer: Rules may be changed by track at any time. 
The rules and /or 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. Participants are to comply with these rules.
No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publications of or compliance with the rules and regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.
The race director shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her 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 from these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

All components are subject to the inspection and approval of officials. No equipment will be considered as having passed through inspection unobserved.

The right of interpretation of all rules shall be held by the track officials are not subject to any other interpretation. It is known drivers and owners will push the limit on all rules for an advantage; it is part of any sport. If found in a gray area expect disqualification by tech. Gray area questions should be identified to tech prior to race event, and if there is no significant advantage you will have one week to fix discrepancy. If advantage is black and white you will be asked to fix discrepancy prior to racing in the scheduled event. If not divulged prior to competing and found during post-race inspection automatically expect disqualification and come back and try the following week.

Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.  Rough driving will not be tolerated.  Anyone called for rough driving will be sent to the pits.  Two (2) offenses in the same night will result in disqualification for that night.  Any conduct by children, kart owners, parents, pit crews, etc. towards another child, parent, pit crew, etc. deemed inappropriate will be disqualified for that race night and/or for the remainder of the season.  This includes going to another competitor’s pit area.  If a situation arises, notify an official immediately and let them handle it.  Any conduct by children, kart owners, parents, pit crew, etc. deemed inappropriate towards any racing official will be barred from the premises for the remainder of the season.  Any discussion with any official must be in a normal voice and manner.  Refusal to have the kart inspected will result in loss of points for the entire race season and one (1) week suspension.

Youth – Ages 4-7 years old

Junior – Ages 8-11 years old

Senior – Ages 12 and Up

Texana Raceway officials will make adjustments as they see fit to keep the classes competitive and safe.  If a beginner child is 10 years old but has never raced, they may start off in the youth for a few races or until the Texana officials feel the child has proven their skills to move into the class they belong.

Engine Protesting:
The engine protest fee is $175.  The protest money must be paid before the race starts.  Any kart competing in a race can protest any kart competing in the same race as long as the protested kart finishes ahead of the protester kart.  Once the race has ended, the track will confiscate both the engine of the kart doing the protesting and the engine of the kart being protested.  The tech man will tech both engines to make sure both are legal.  If both are legal the protester will get both engines and the protested will receive the $175.  If either engine is found to be illegal, the track will keep the illegal engine.  If the protester’s engine is illegal, the protested engine will get their engine back plus the $175.  If the protested engine is illegal then the protestor’s motor will be returned and the $175 will be refunded.  When a protest is made it does not include air cleaner setup, exhaust, clutch, linkage or guards.
Safety Requirements:

  • All karts must have at a minimum a 4 point safety belt bolted to the frame
  • All karts must have a kill switch in front of the driver within reach
  • All weights must be securely mounted to the frame with kart number on weight
  • Roll bar padding is highly recommended
  • All karts must have legible numbers of at least six (6) inches in height, mounted on top of the kart
  • All drivers must wear an approved full-face safety helmet with complete eye protection
  • All drivers must wear long sleeves and pants at a minimum but a driver suit is recommended
  • Neck brace and arm restraints are required
  • Long hair must be pulled back

Any production and custom frame allowed.  Must be made of steel.  No aluminum or titanium.  Champ karts are okay.  No suspension karts.

Bodies are optional.  Fiberglass, aluminum or steel bodies if you choose to put a body on it.  Feet must be protected with nose cone or tubing.

No suspension is allowed.

Bumpers and Nerf Bars: – MANDATORY
Front and rear bumpers of max 1” O.D. tubing are required and must cover ½ of the tires and may not exceed past the outside of the tires.  Nerf bars of max 1” O.D. tubing are required and may not extend past the outside of tires.  Bumpers and nerf bars have rounded ends.  No sharp edges. 

Roll Cages:
A roll cage is required.  Cage must be constructed of minimum 3/4” O.D.  Cage must be securely mounted to the frame.

Any steel or aluminum wheels allowed.  Wheel spacers between the wheel and HUB are not allowed.

Turf type tires only.  No aftermarket racing tires are allowed.

Gasoline only.  No methanol.

Drive Train:
Must be live axle type.  Must be chain or belt driven.  Chain guard must be in place between chain and driver.

Shoe clutch only

Weight Rule:
Youth – 265lbs.

Junior – 290 lbs.

Senior – 320 lbs.

Must have a minimum of two (2) rear wheel brakes.  Brakes must be in good working order.  Must have guard in place over brake rotor.

The central machinery Harbor Freight 196CC “blue motor” 6.5HP horizontal shaft overhead valve gas engine is allowed.  The Predator 212 engine is also allowed from Harbor Freight.  No modifications to motor other than exhaust, governor, and air cleaner.  Any exhaust is allowed as long as it has a flanged end.  Carburetor may not be modified other than the jets.

In order to eliminate any gray area, if it is not listed in these rules that something is allowed, it is not allowed.


Texana Raceway Park General Track Rules
Rule Disclaimer: Rules may be changed by track at any time. 
The rules and /or 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. Participants are to comply with these rules.
No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publications of or compliance with the rules and regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.
The race director shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her 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 from these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
All components are subject to the inspection and approval of officials. No equipment will be considered as having passed through inspection unobserved.
The right of interpretation of all rules shall be held by the track officials are not subject to any other interpretation. It is known drivers and owners will push the limit on all rules for an advantage; it is part of any sport. If found in a gray area expect disqualification by tech. Gray area questions should be identified to tech prior to race event, and if there is no significant advantage you will have one week to fix discrepancy. If advantage is black and white you will be asked to fix discrepancy prior to racing in the scheduled event. If not divulged prior to competing and found during post-race inspection automatically expect disqualification and come back and try the following week. All payout will be forfeited if disqualified.
Points will be awarded toward championship.
Car Registration: 
Registration of car is $25.00. Registration form must be completed with driver information and owner’s name, social security number and address. (One time per year) 
There will be no duplication of car numbers. All cars must have registered number on the car.
Out of area vehicles will be allowed to run in the class it most qualifies for. They will have a pre-race inspection with tech and if there is significant advantages; you will be asked to fix discrepancies prior to racing. If unable to compete Texana Raceway Park will refund entrance fee prior to race event, and we welcome you to stay and be a spectator, if you choose to remain in pit area only car registration will be refunded of $20 as pit pass is $30.
Previous year class champions will have parking secured up to 6PM of the first race of the new season. If not registered prior to 6PM of first race parking spot will be forfeited.
Minimum Age for Drivers: 
Minimum age requirement is 14 years of age for all classes at Texana Raceway Park.  Ages 14 -17 must have a notarized release form signed by their parent or legal guardian and a copy of birth certificate on file with Texana Raceway Park before being allowed to race!

Race Schedule: 
All drivers must attend drivers meeting
Roll call at any time for any class may be used to verify drivers are attending the drivers meeting. (This means the drivers have signed in at the pit office for the nights race).
All drivers must know the racing agenda and their proper places in the line-up prior to staging of their Race.
Participating race cars must be in staging lane before end of prior race
NO race will be delayed for un-staged car
Anyone causing the delay will be placed at the back for that race.  **Note that Texana Raceway Park does not have a PA system in the pits, thus you must pay attention to line up postings and race orders.   
Pill draw ends at 6PM. Any late arrivals will run at the back of the line up for the heat race
All first time (new) drivers must start in last position for a minimum of 3 races. Then ONLY at the discretion of track officials will that status be changed
MANDATORY: All classes must have safety inspection before allowed to race. Without inspection driver will not be allowed on the track
Any vehicle found to be in violation of the rules on a previous race night must arrive at least ONE hour early (the next time they race) for inspection by track tech
Any engine tear down found in violation may call track tech for inspection before assembly and before returning to the track to race. Location to be approved by track tech and engine builder. Any driver not signed up to drive a car on a points night will forfeit all winnings and points for that event.
Racing Flag Rules: 
Green – Start of the race. Any car not taking the initial green flag will not be scored.
White – One lap to the finish
Blue/Yellow Flag – Move over for race leader/ hold your line (You are being lapped)
Checkered – End of the race
Black – leave the track for repair or disqualification
Green and White Crossed – Halfway point of the race
Red – Stop where you are.
Yellow – Slow Down to slow pace
All drivers must understand starter’s flags. Failure to obey flags will result in disqualification. Failure to see the flag will not be considered an excuse. The Flagman has complete control of the cars while the race is on. His decision is final.
All classes: Cars will not be allowed to restart with a flat tire.
On a Red Flag, all cars must stop ASAP where they are on the track. Drivers will stay in their cars unless told by Track Official to exit car. Drivers will not move their cars until told to do so by Track Official. No work on the cars will be allowed on the racing surface. Cars going into hot pit area will be lined up at the rear.

Raceceivers are mandatory. If you are found not using raceceiver you will be disqualified and forfeit all pay for that event.
Packing the Track: 
All cars are needed to pack the track when conditions arise. All cars!  No one is exempt, should conditions call for track packing by race cars.
Hot Laps: 
To the best of our ability we will hot lap per class in the order of the race schedule from the pits.
Heat Races: 
All Heat races will be 1 lap more than the number of cars in the race with the maximum number of laps being 10.
There will be a maximum of 10 cars per Heat race.
If you miss your heat race you will not be allowed to race in another heat.
Feature Races: 
Feature Races will be 20 laps or more on some special events.  Texana Raceway Park reserves the right to place a time limit on feature races if necessary due to excessive time to complete the race due to cautions.  Adjustments to Feature Race lengths will be made based on number of cars in a feature or race schedule being on time or behind schedule. These adjustments will be made either at the discretion of Texana Raceway Park management.   If a race will be shortened, information will be announced via Raceceiver during a race.
Feature Line-up:
Top three rows subject to possible invert start. One draw affects all feature races (Track Optional)
Start feature based on heat and B-main finishes
Starts will be double file with the odd numbered starting positions on the inside and the even number starting positions to the outside. If a position is left open by a car not making the start that line will move up to fill that position. If there is a caution on the first lap, there will be a complete restart unless you are involved in making the caution. If you jump the start you will receive one warning and caution if in front row. If you jump on the next restart you will be moved to the rear of the field. Cars jumping start back in the field and caught will be penalized spots next caution by number of positions you gained on the jump. (Example you gained 3 positions on jump and then you passed five cars and were running fifth, under next caution you will forfeit three positions to eighth or you can fall behind the three you passed jumping when told on raceceiver under green and maintain positions gained after falling in line. If checker flies and you have not fixed jump penalty you will be penalized the positions jumped. So if you won you find yourself in third, if you finished 2nd you finished fifth.
Restarts will be double file with leader picking high or low groove for restart. Second place car can choose inside or outside of Row 2 and all subsequent rows must file in order as directed for position number (ie; 4th car and back must fall in line in order of position with 2nd place car on inside.  Only the 2nd place car chooses inside or outside lane after the leader!!!)  Track management will determine when during a race that single file restarts are required after a caution with no passing until the cone coming out of turn 4.
Any car causing a yellow or red flag situation will be sent to the back
Any car causing 2 yellows or red flag situations will be sent to the pits for that race
When yellow comes out get in single file line and we will double up after line-up is correct. If you do not get in single file line and fighting for a position expect to go to the rear of the field to try again.
Hot Pits for features races will be on the track in the infield.  Pitting under yellow and making it back to the track for green flag restart will place you in the back.  Pitting under green will cause for lost laps and scored with electronic transponder scoring for lost laps.

Red or Red/Yellow flag: Any race other than the feature that is 80% complete will be called a completed race. Feature race will be any vehicle exhibiting a hazardous condition will be mechanically black flagged but maintain finishing position.
Any one driver that is displayed the black flag for three laps will forfeit money and points for that event.
Any cars not taking the initial green flag will not be allowed to compete in that scheduled race
Vehicles leaving the race may pull into the infield. If in the infield the driver must remain belted in vehicle until the race is over unless the vehicle is on fire or a track official approves exiting the vehicle.
After each race watch tech area for signal to stop for inspection. If you fail to stop while being signaled you will be disqualified.
Hook ups for vacuum if required for your class, tach and battery on driver’s side under the hood for teching purposes are mandatory for all classes.
NO two way communication radios allowed in vehicle at any time. NO EXCEPTIONS!
***Take all your tires used or new and all other car parts with you….if tire or parts are being left at track the car/ team leaving them behind will be fined $50 a tire/part and not allowed back until fine is paid. Pit will be inspected before payouts if car parts and tires are being left behind and we cannot figure out who is leaving them. 
**** Be sure your garbage is picked up at your pit location!! There are plenty of cans dispersed for regular garbage throughout the pits. 
Drivers should promptly collect their winnings. Pay outs begin 30 minutes after the completion of said race. Exception: If tech tear down is present, winnings will be held until decision is made
The office will remain open for 30 minutes after the last checkered flagged race and tech is final for the night
All teams must load up and leave the grounds within a reasonable time after the races unless advised otherwise or permission is sought for overnight camping and permission granted. Gates will be closed 1½ hours after final race. BE PREPARED TO LEAVE WHEN TRACK OFFICIALS LEAVE UNLESS YOU ARE SPENDING THE NIGHT ON THE GROUNDS (PERMISSION MUST BE SECURED FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPING ON THE GROUNDS).
General Track Rules: 
All components are subject to inspection and must be approved by inspecting officials. No equipment will be considered as having been approved by reason of having passed through inspection unobserved.
Texana Raceway Park management reserves the right to change the race program at any time for the improvement of racing.
Where no rule applies, common sense and good judgment will apply. When race car parts in rules say stock it must meet OEM stock Spec. for make and model. (track official has final say)
Everyone entering the pits must sign a release and get a pit pass. Anyone under 18 years must have a minors release signed by both parents in front of track official.
Towing vehicle, trailer and race car are the only vehicles allowed in pits.
Reserved Pit Parking can be purchased at $25 per space. Reserve spots held until 6:00 PM. After 7:00 PM, any reserved parking spaces are open to anyone.   
Pets are allowed in pit area as long as they are properly contained
All cars may be checked coming in the pit gate for compliance with the rules and may be checked at any time by track Officials.
Each car must be able to start on its own power upon entering the staging area and race track.
No hot laps allowed except when track is open for such.
All cars must be in the pits and checked in by 6:00 PM or start in the back for the heat race.
No person allowed on the racing surfaces other than those driving in that event.
Only track personnel allowed in the infield or on the racing surface at any time, including red and red/yellow flag. Anyone going to an accident on the track, that is not an approved track official, may lose his or her pit pass.
The starter has the authority to start any event regardless if all cars called to the track are ready or not. Any car that does take position when called will start at the rear of the field. (Driving multiple classes, driver must notify race director and staging personnel about delay to enter lineup)
Any driver that changes cars will start at the rear of the event that the driver qualified for. (This includes original draw-in)
Driver must notify race director of change. Any driver returning to original car will start at the rear of the event.
Any loss of wheels and/or tires (including flats) requires leaving the racing surface immediately. Displaced hoods or other endangering parts also require leaving the racing surface.
Rupture of a gas tank or loss of fuel requires leaving the racing surface immediately.
Track wrecker will not load any car until race program is completed.
No drinking in the pits during race program. Drinking allowed only after last checkered flag has been waved for the evening and all cars have cleared the track. Absolutely no glass bottles allowed. If glass bottles are seen you will be asked to leave the property. Anyone caught with liquor or beer will be removed from the pits and could be banned from the pits for the year. The management reserves the right to check cars or any other personal property upon entering the pit area
Any disorderly conduct, unsportsmanlike conduct or deliberately running over another race car will not be tolerated and could result in loss of points/winnings for the event and/or removal from the track, a fine before returning. Fighting will Not be tolerated (Will be turned over to Law enforcement)
**Only drivers involved in on track incidents that control the brake, steering, and gas pedal will be able to state the respective case to race director if drivers are unable to resolve amongst themselves in a professional manner. Drivers involved will meet with race director prior to feature races, if incident occurs during a feature respective drivers will meet with race director after all features are completed. If driver does not conduct self professionally team will be disqualified and forfeit all pay and points for the night.
Anyone going to the starter or the scoring tower, or arguing with any Track Official during the race night will be disqualified for the night’s program and forfeit all winning and points for the evening.
The registered car owner shall be sole spokesperson for the car on post-race tech issues. If owner is not present, the driver is the spokesperson.
In the event of a dispute between drivers do not leave your own pit. Participants caught at another’s pit area will be considered at fault. The driver is responsible for his/her crew members.
Refusal of any owner, driver, family member or crew to abide by the set rules and the usual policy of conducting auto races will be grounds for management to refuse to let such person or car take part in a race.
Any person involved in a serious infraction of the rules may forfeit points and winnings for the night or be suspended from TEXANA RACEWAY PARK.
Anyone with a lawsuit filed against the track, Promoter, or track official will not be allowed to participate in any event until the lawsuit is settled.
Continuous development in racing may necessitate changes that we cannot anticipate at the time the rule is written. Hence, we may update, modify, add to or delete rules as seems fit
Insurance is not valid if participant is not signed in on the day of the accident. Each accident must be reported the night it happened or it will not be paid. All insurance will be through the Track Promoter.
The Track Owner or Promoter is not liable for any claim more than the track insurance covers.
General Car Safety Rules: The track reserves the right to revoke racing privileges for any safety violation, whether stated in these rules or not, that it deems is a threat to the safety of the driver, crews, spectators and employees.
Racing is an inherently dangerous sport. These rules are intended not to inconvenience drivers, but to help make racing safer for everyone.
In the event of conflicting rules the stricter of the rules will apply. All cars must be inspected for safety before participating in a race event. Serious safety violations may prevent the car’s participation that night and any violation must be corrected by the start of the next night’s racing. If the rules do not say you can do it then you can’t.
1. All drivers must wear an approved flame-retardant long sleeve racing suit. NO EXCEPTIONS
2. Safety driving gloves and shoes are mandatory for all classes
3. All drivers must wear a Snell 200 or newer racing helmet. If a helmet does not have a Snell SA rating then a fire retardant head sock must be worn. All helmets are to be FULL-FACED
4. Anyone without full fire suit will not be allowed to race
5. Vehicle must be self starting. Push starts are allowed only with consent of track official
6. Battery must be securely mounted and contained in a covered battery box in the trunk or drivers compartment or in a truck bed
7. If battery is mounted in front driver’s compartment (to the right of the driver) then compartment must be entirely enclosed
8. Battery disconnect switch must be in plain sight
9. All vehicles must have an emergency kill switch on the left side of the steering wheel
10. All standard transmissions must have blow proof bell housing
11. Flywheels may not be lightened in any way. Removal of more than one ounce of material when re-facing will be considered lightened. Minimum flywheel weight will be 15lbs.
12. Factory hi-performance flywheels (GM#14085720) are allowed (Casting #1408572lu0)
13. Radiators in driver’s compartment not allowed 14. If a radiator is placed in other than stock position it has to be properly shielded, double clamped and pass Tech inspection.
15. Racing radiators in stock position highly recommended
1. Seat belt and shoulder harness are MANDATORY and must be equipped with a single latch aircraft type release. 5 point harness required for all classes. Belts must be no more than 3 yrs old.
2. Assembly must be bolted to the frame or roll bar
4. Doors must be gutted for roll cage
5. An approved driver’s side ribbon window net or equivalent is mandatory and must be removable
6. Seats, headliner, carpet and door panels must be removed
8. Racing seat is mandatory
9. Seats must be properly braced and attached to the frame or roll cage
10. Steering wheel to seat clearance required for easy removal of driver in an emergency. Quick release is highly recommended
11. Quick steer boxes may be used in all classes
12. NO rack and pinion steering allowed unless car was originally equipped and must be factory unit in factory location
13. Driver’s compartment must have full floorboard and firewall between engine and trunk
14. NO sharp or jagged edges inside or outside the vehicle
15. Roll cage is to be four post upright design welded to vehicle frame
16. In unibodies, cage must be securely welded to floorboard using a steel plate with a minimum dimension of 6”x6”x18”
17. All welds not saddled must have gussets
18. No galvanized or screw pipe fittings
19. Minimum tube dimensions are 1.500” OD x .090” wall thickness
20. Minimum of two horizontal bars welded to front and rear uprights
21. Minimum of three vertical bars on driver’s side and two on passenger side
22. Roll bars must have proper clearance for drivers head and hands and are subject to examination by officials for welding and design
23. All bars are MANDATORY
24. Bars close to drivers must be padded with minimum 3/8”+padding.
1. All door and fender chrome, headlights and outside mirrors must be removed
2. All doors must be welded shut. Riveted skins are allowed
3. All glass, including windshield, must be removed
4. In place of windshield 4 ¼” bars to be installed in front of driver
5. Left roof post can be counted as one
6. Heavy hardware cloth is mandatory in front of the driver
7. Drive shafts must be painted WHITE and have steel strap drive shaft loops at 2 ¼” wide mounted within 12” of the front u-joint. Two piece drive shafts must have two loops
8. Stock bumpers are mandatory and must be stock in appearance
9. Bracing must be concealed behind front bumper
10. No front or rear grill/brush guards or channel iron bumpers. Exception: trucks may use channel iron or pipe rear bumpers only
11. All rear bracing must be forward of the rear bumper
12. All vehicles must have a minimum of one working shock absorber per wheel
13. All brakes must be in good working order.
14. Vehicle must have tow hooks or hoops on front and rear. Chains will be allowed if properly secured
15. No one will be allowed to start the racing event without a full body on the vehicle
16. The hood, even if damaged, must remain on the vehicle at the beginning of each race
17. Any parts that are lost, loose or removed due to damage may or may not disqualify the vehicle from the race
18. Vehicle must be neatly painted with contrasting colored numbers. Minimum dimensions of 2”W x 18”H on both doors and roof and 5” on front and rear
19. Vehicle should be kept in neat appearance. If requested by track official you must clean and fix
20. All ballast weights must be painted WHITE with the car number visible. All weights must be securely bolted or welded to the frame
NERF BARS: Follow car class rules on this
FUEL SYSTEMS: 1. Only pump gasoline, including aviation fuel, is permitted. Lubricant in aviation fuel is allowed 2. Racing fuel is allowed 3. No fuel additives permitted and fuel will be checked 4. No nitrous oxide 5. NO electric fuel pumps allowed.
6. Fuel tank must be relocated to inside car, trunk or truck bed. Fuel cells are highly recommended 7. Plastic fuel cells must be installed inside a protective metal box 8. Fuel tanks must be painted WHITE or RED and securely fastened with steel straps 9. Fuel lines must be safely routed away from the driver’s compartment 10. Fuel lines, filters, and connectors both rubber and steel must be approved by track tech. No plastic or glass filters allowed 11. Throttle return springs on carburetor mandatory in all classes
12. Carburetor to intake adapter/spacer is permitted 1” or less
13. Anti-siphon valve installed in gas tank vent is mandatory writing with the Tech inspector before the Feature Race. Claiming Car Owner must have a car running in the class feature race that night. Track has option to claim shocks
In the event of a rainout after all the heat races have been completed ½ the purse for your feature will be paid based on what would have been your starting position in the feature. If the rainout occurs before all heats are completed rainchecks will be giving for next race. We will make features up on next race or rescheduled time if we can make it happen. You must have your pit wristband still on your wrist to get raincheck. The office staff will cut it off as they issue your raincheck. NO WRISTBAND NO RAINCHECK! If the rainout occurs during your feature the purse will be paid by finishing position on the last completed lap prior to the rainout.
VISUAL PROTEST, such protest must be filed in writing before the start of the feature event or race in which violation is alleged. Visual protest shall be interpreted to mean any protest relating to equipment which is outwardly visible, including that located underneath hoods or the covering accessible to observations without the use of tools except weight requirement. Speedway has sole discretion in interpretation of what constitutes a visual protest. TEXANA RACEWAY PARK has the right to inspect cars any time for visual violation of the rules & Safety
NON VISUAL PROTEST such protest must be filed in writing with the Tech. inspector before the start of the feature event or race in which violation is alleged. Non-Visual protest shall be interpreted to mean any protest relating to equipment which is not outwardly visible, including Engine parts, Transmission, Clutch, Flywheel, rear end, Fuel, wheel base, motor location and other items.
Only car owner/driver can protest a car and owner must have a car running in the race with the protested car, that race night 
Soliciting for contributions for a Protest will not be permitted. Anyone guilty will be suspended. 
Track officials may, without notice, choose to tear down, inspect or search any vehicle at anytime, anywhere and for any reason
If you race for points Championship you must run TEXANA RACEWAY PARK RULES.
Protests of driver conduct and race results must be made in writing with specifics of the protest no later than 15 minutes after the checkered flag for that race. Notify track tech and office that you are protesting and they will inform Race Director. Protest will be posted on lineup board
Driver/owner may only protest a vehicle or driver in their own class
REFUSAL to allow tech based on legitimate protest will be treated as an ILLEGAL finding
If in violation of rules all points and winnings for the event will be forfeited
If, for any reason, vehicle cannot be disassembled and inspected that night it may not be permitted to leave TEXANA RACEWAY PARK grounds. It will be locked in a secure area specified by the track official to be checked at a later time agreed on by both parties
Any decision made will be final at the time it is made
All engine protests must be in writing specifically stating what is being protested, the car being protested and contain $600.00 cash. If the car in question is found to be legal then $500.00 goes to the car owner of the car that was being protested and $100.00 goes to the track. If the car in question is found to be illegal the protesting owner will get $500.00 and the track $100.00.
All protest must be submitted by intermission. Notify the tech man and the office so they can inform the Race Director of the protest
The only people allowed to file a protest are the owner of the car or the registered driver of the car in the same class of the driver being protested

We will run IMCA sanction rules. 

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Reference Safety Rules in General Rules, Subject to Track Inspection and Approval, applies to all times car is on the track including packing. Fully charged fire extinguishers are mandatory in the driver’s compartment and must be within reach of driver, must have a fill level gauge. All drivers are required to have a working RACEceiver.



FRAME: 1978-1987 OEM midsize GM metric full frame only. Minimum wheelbase 107-inches, maximum 109- inches, both sides.

Frame must be full and complete, cannot be widened, narrowed, shortened, lengthened, cut, bent, or altered in any way. All frame bolt holes must remain in OEM location. Front frame horns may be removed in front of steering box. Front frame may be cut for radiator clearance. Frame may be notched for seat clearance. Transmission cross member mounts may be removed, no further forward than frame welds. Rear of frame, behind upper shock mounts, may be replaced with round, square, or rectangular tubing. No part of frame can be lower than five inches from ground except front cross member. No other frame alterations allowed.

ROLL CAGE: Must consist of continuous hoops, minimum 1.5 inch O.D. tubing, with a minimum wall thickness of.095 inch for main cage. Cages must be steel or chrome-moly. Main cage no further forward than rear of engine and no further back than front edge of rear tire. Four bars, two per side, may extend from main roll cage to main frame points in front of the upper control arms and may have two additional braces per side to the main frame. Six bars may extend from the main cage to the rear. X-bracing is allowed. Driver’s head must not protrude outside cage with helmet on. Roll cage must be securely supported and braced with minimum one cross bar in top halo. All bars forward of cage must be lower than hood.

DOOR BARS: Minimum three driver side door bars required, minimum 1.5 inch O.D. and .083 inch wall thickness, must be parallel to ground and perpendicular to driver, and welded to front and rear of roll cage. Minimum two passenger side door bars required, must have at least one cross door bar, horizontal or angled. Steel door plate required, must extend from rear of roll cage to in front of driver, minimum 18 gauge/.049-inch.

BODY: Must be same width, front to rear, and parallel to OEM frame. Cooling holes allowed. Nose panel may be no wider than 2 inches outside of front frame horns and no lower than 4 inches. Nose panel must remain within confines of front bumper. No plastic nose pieces. Engine compartment must remain open (no side panels). Aluminum or fiberglass hoods allowed, must completely cover top of radiator and engine, extending from nose to interior deck and enclosed at rear. No plastic body panels or filler panels allowed.

Must have complete interior deck from side to side, must be aluminum or sheet metal. Quarter panels must remain 90-degrees to ground, maximum 45-degree bend 4-inches from bottom and 2-inches from top of doors and quarters. Sail Panels must extend from

the roof to the back of the car, no short sail panels allowed. Sail panel height at rear of car maximum 3 inches, sail panels may not extend past rear of deck. Spoilers are not allowed.

BUMPERS/RUB RAILS: Two bar front and single bar rear steel bumpers must be on car at all times. Must be welded or bolted securely using minimum 0.375 inch bolts, maximum 1.50-inch OD .095-inch tubing on front and 1.75-inch OD .095 tubing on rear.

Maximum 1.50-inch OD tubing .095-inch wall thickness fuel cell protection bar required, must cover rear and extend past both sides of cell, may be welded to rear bumper. Minimum 16” from ground and maximum 20” from ground for front and rear bumpers. Rear bumper may be maximum 6-inches beyond rear deck. All bumpers and rub rails must be capped with no sharp edges. Single bar rub rail from front wheel to rear wheel allowed on each side, no center supports allowed, maximum 1.50-inch O.D. tubing and .095-inch wall thickness, must be attached to cage at front and rear.



DRIVER COMPARTMENT: Must have minimum three 5/16 inch O.D. windshield bars in front of driver. Aluminum cowl panel in front of driver can be no wider than cockpit. Aluminum high-back seat only, must be securely bolted, using minimum 0.375-inch bolts, to roll cage and support system. Floor pan must be metal or aluminum and cover entire driver compartment. Bottom of seat can be no lower than bottom of frame rail. Driver must be sealed off from track, driveline, engine, fuel cell, canisters and pumps. No oil coolers allowed in driver’s compartment. No devices that would enable driver adjustment to alter wheelbase or for weight jacking while car is in competition. No mirrors of any kind.

FRONT SUSPENSION: All components must be steel. May use metric aftermarket tubular or OEM upper control arms. Upper control arm mounts may be modified and moved for caster and camber adjustments. Lower A-Arms must be OEM or OEM stock replacement. Lower A- Arm frame mounts must remain stock OEM and remain in stock OEM location on frame, may be notched for clearance. Adjustable spring spacers are allowed, no weight jacks allowed. Control arm bushings may be aftermarket, but no offset or bearing or heim type. OEM or OEM replacement ball joints allowed, may be tacked.

STEERING: All components must be steel, unaltered OEM in OEM location and match frame. No grinding, lightning or welding on any steering parts. Spindles may be reamed and bolt on spindle savers are allowed. Steel steering shafts and knuckles only. Steering quickener (optional), steering wheel and quick release (required) may be aluminum.Power steering pump and reservoir must remain one unit, serpentine belt system will be allowed. Driver compartment steering may be modified, must be kept on left side. No rack and pinion.


The following steel bodied, factory welded, non rebuildable shocks are allowed in OEM stock mounting position.

  • PRO - SS100, SS201 and SS200 Street Stock
  • QA1 - EC Series Stock Mount
  • AFCO - 10 Series Street Stock Mount
  • DOETSCH TECH – 0101, 0102 & 0103 Street and Hobby Stock
  • OEM or OEM replacements (But no OEMBilstein) No air shocks allowed, No Bilstein shocks allowed.


No modifications or custom valved shocks of any kind are allowed. Shocks with grinding marks, re-welds or shocks which are painted over will result in DQ. Shocks must have OEM stock type rubber ends, no screw on or welded on type rod ends of any kind. No bump stops internal or external, all shocks must fully collapse and extend. Shocks must be in OEM mounts and location. Mounting spacers are allowed.


Shocks will be eligible for a $50.00 per shock claim – one or all four. Shock claim procedures:

  • Top four finishers in main event are subject to shock claim.
  • Must have raced on previous 2 consecutive race nights in order to claim.
  • Must start and finish main event on lead lap.
  • Claim must be made with US currency (cash) at Tech Pad within 10 mins. of the completion of the main event.
  • Each driver may claim up to four shocks per year.
  • Any driver may only have a maximum of 4 shocks claimed per year. Refusal of claim will result in DQ and forfeiture of all points.


SPRINGS: One steel spring (racing allowed) per wheel only. Minimum 4.5-inches OD, non-progressive coils only. No torsion bars or air bags.

REAR SUSPENSION: Control arms and trailing arms and mounts must be steel unaltered OEM in OEM stock location.

Adjustable spring spacers allowed, may be dropped as long as they remain in OEM location. If upper spring cup uses threaded rod, it must be securely welded to chassis, no weight jacks allowed. Lower spring cups must be centered on housing. Control and trailing arms may be reinforced, but cannot be shortened or lengthened, must remain OEM center to center lengths. Bushings may be aftermarket, No offset, No bearing or heim type bushings allowed. Bushings cannot be drilled. No suspension parts may be altered or lightened. No aluminum parts allowed other than bushings.

REAR END: Must use OEM 7.5-inch GM 10 bolt rear end (bracing optional). No Ford or floater rear ends allowed. Steel components only. Rear-end from trialing arm bracket out may be modified with 3-inch axle tubes to accept 9-inch Ford axles. When using Ford axles rear-end may be a maximum of 3 inches wider than OEM stock width. Lower trialing arm brackets must remain in OEM location on original 7.5-inch tube housing. Aftermarket axles, mini-spools and C-clip eliminators allowed. Locked rear ends only, no torque dividing differentials allowed. No full or aluminum spools allowed. Pinion angle cannot be changed.

TIRES/WHEELS: Southwest Speed Spec Tire – 26x8x15 or 8-inch Asphalt take offs will be the only tires allowed. Tires may be ground, sipped or grooved. Any offset wheels. No bead locks allowed. No bleeder valves. Must use minimum 1-inch O.D. lug nuts and 0.625- inch studs are recommended. Wheel spacers are allowed but not with OEM studs. Wheel adapters are treated as spacers and may be aluminum, maximum 1.50-inches thick.

BRAKES: 4 wheel brakes are mandatory, drum or disc. Must maintain minimum OEM dimensions for hubs/rotors and calipers cannot be lightened. Bolt pattern may be changed. 0.625-inch studs allowed. Single or dual aftermarket master cylinders allowed. Adjustable dual pedal brake bias assembly allowed but may be adjusted by driver. Rear rotors may be aftermarket, minimum 0.810- inch thickness, maximum 12-inch O.D. Vented rotors only, no scalloped, ceramic coated, single phase or drilled rotors allowed. Rear caliper brackets must be welded to housing. Additional proportioning valve is not allowed, no exceptions.

EXHAUST: Stock exhaust manifolds with a maximun 3-inch exhaust pipe off the manifold with a minimum length of 36 inches long, exhaust pipe must turn down or -Shoenfeld Part Number 161 Headers.

FUEL SYSTEM: Racing fuel cell required, maximum 22-gallon capacity must be in minimum 20-gauge steel container. Must mount with minimum two solid steel straps around entire cell, two inches wide and 0.125-inch-thick, between rear frame rails cannot be lower than rear end. Fuel cell vents, including cap vent, must have check valves. If fuel cell does not have aircraft style positive seal filler neck/cap system- a flapper, spring or ball type filler rollover valve is required. No part of cell can be lower than protective tubing. OEM mounted mechanical push rod fuel pumps only. No regulators, bypass fuel systems, pressurized, or return lines allowed.

CARBURETOR: 1 single (one) Holley (unaltered) #4412 500 cfm two barrel may be used on any engine (float bowl must face forward). Circle track floats may be installed. No other carburetors allowed. Any one-piece adapter allowed, maximum 1.250-inches thick, including gaskets. No throttle bore adjustable carburetor spacers. No cool cans. Any air cleaner allowed. No cold air boxes or ducting of any kind between engine and hood.

FUEL: Only Gasoline or Racing fuel allowed. No E85, No Methanol. No performance enhancing additives or scented additives. Fuel must pass both dielectric meter and chemical tests. Fuel sample may be taken from any car at any time

WEIGHT: Minimum weight limit of 2,500 pounds with Maximum of 55% rear weight after race with driver in car. Ballast must not be used in driver compartment or outside body. All ballast must be securely mounted and painted white with readable car number on it.

No titanium, magnesium, stainless steel or carbon fiber components. Solid steel fasteners only.

BATTERY/STARTER: One 12-volt battery only. Must be shielded and securely mounted. Aftermarket starter allowed, must bolt in OEM location. Must have capability of starting without being pushed or pulled. Must leave initial staging area on demand, unaided, or go to rear of that race.

GAUGES/ELECTRONICS: ** All Engines will be required to run an MSD soft touch rev control part # MSD- 8728 with a 6000 RPM chip **. The rev control box must be located on the deck in plain sight and out of the reach of the driver. All wires from the rev control must be easily accessible by the tech personnel and not be routed anywhere near the driver’s compartment. No unapproved cameras, transmitting or listening devices, timing retard controls, or digital gauges (including tach). No electronic monitoring computer devices capable of storing or transmitting information except analog tach. OEM style ignitions only. GM: HEI distributor (must remain one unit) or point distributor allowed. Any module may be used that fits inside the distributor with no alteration. Vacuum advance may be removed and pick-up coil locked. No external coils allowed, unless using point distributor. No GM or aftermarket ignition boxes allowed. OEM type alternator with internal regulator allowed. No electronic traction control devices.

TRANSMISSION/DRIVE SHAFT: Only OEM production Turbo 350 or Power Glide Transmissions allowed. No aftermarket transmissions allowed. No ‘in and out’ boxes or quick change devices allowed. With engine running and car in a still position, must be able to engage car in gear and move forward, then backward. Functioning shift levers must be in OEM location. Transmission fluid coolers allowed. Flexplate and converter must be steel, Minimum 10- inch diameter steel torque converter. No direct drives, couplers, valved pumps, or bleeder style valve bodies. Must have at least one forward gear and reverse gear, gears must function. Must have SFI certified flexplate safety shield. Steel OEM style flexplate only, must be bolted directly to end of crankshaft. Transmission scatter shield highly recommended.

DRIVE SHAFT: Minimum 2-inch diameter, white, steel drive shaft only. Steel slip-yokes only. 360-degree drive shaft loop required, constructed of at least 0.125-inch by 2-inch steel, or 1-inch tubing, mounted 6-inches back from front U-joint.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Rear of engine (bellhousing flange) must be mounted at least 70-inches forward from centerline of rear axle. Minimum 11inch engine height from ground to center of crankshaft. One radiator allowed, may be aluminum, 27-inches by 19- inches maximum in size, must be mounted in front of engine, catch can required. High pressure radiator cap and electric fans allowed. No sprinklers. Power steering pump and reservoir must remain one unit and mount in front of engine. Side engine mounts only (OEM or 45-degree style) must be steel, aluminum mid-plate allowed. ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS: All engines must be able to be used in conventional passenger car without alterations. External engine casting and threaded holes cannot be altered. No aluminum, titanium or carbon fiber components allowed.

BLOCK: Must use OEM steel passenger vehicle production block only. No GM bowtie, Ford or Chryslers allowed. Approved blocks are: GM (Chevy only): 283, 302, 305, 307, 327, 350. Maximum cubic inch limits: GM 364 no tolerance. No 400 or larger cubic inch parts allowed. 4 valve relief pistons only, no gas ported pistons. 3.48-inch maximum GM stroke. Maximum 170 lbs. per cylinder compression, no tolerance. Compression checked with one spark plug removed, turned five engine compression revolutions. Engines may be balanced and block decked. Oil filter system must remain OEM. ‘Wet’ sump oiling system only. No accumulators. OEM stock or OEM replacement steel crankshaft only – cannot be lightened (no aeroing, bullnose, knife edge, undercut or drilling of second or third rod throws allowed. OEM stock or OEM replacement steel rods only - GM must use maximum 5.7-inch rod. No cap screws. No splayed main caps. Racing oil pans allowed. (One-inch inspection hole required.). No obstructions to crank and rods. If obstructions are present, must remove pan for inspection. Engine bolts may be aftermarket. Fluid dampener balancer allowed. No roller bearings allowed.

CYLINDER HEADS: Only GM OEM approved head numbers are (last 3 digits): 126, 185, 336, 441, 445, 487,493, 598, 624, 862, 882, 920, 993, 997, with valve no larger than 1.94-inch intake and 1.50-inch exhaust. Valve sizes cannot be changed. No porting, polishing, or unapproved alterations to cylinder head. No vortec, bowtie, or aftermarket heads allowed. Flat milling allowed, no angle milling allowed. E FORCE (Dart) Part #10024360 Allowed Guide plates, screw-in shouldered studs (0.375-inch max) and poly locks allowed. No stud girdles. Stamped steel, OEM style, stud mounted (0.375-inch max) rocker arms only. Any length push rods allowed. OEM diameter springs (GM – 1.250 inch maximum O.D.) must match heads. No beehive valve springs allowed.

INTAKE: Unaltered, OEM cast iron low rise, two- or four-barrel intakes allowed. No aftermarket, OEM hi-rise, marine or bowtie intakes allowed. All intakes must have unobstructed 0.250-inch vacuum fitting. Belt driven, OEM style water pumps only, no aluminum water pumps on Chevy engines.

CAMSHAFT: Non-roller hydraulic cam/lifters only. Lifters must remain unaltered OEM lifter bores cannot be altered. OEM firing order cannot be changed (GM 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2). All makes of engines must pull 15-inches of vacuum at 1000 RPM. Vacuum must be pulled on intake vacuum fitting, not carburetor. No alterations of any kind may be made at time of tech. Track equipment being used for tech is final. Lifter bores cannot be altered. Must be chain driven, no gear/belt drives.


ALL cars are subject to track inspection and approval before entering into competition, and may be subject for re- inspections.


Any car which is determined as unsafe will not be allowed to compete until safety issue is corrected and car is declared safe for competition.


Texana Raceway reserves the right to clarify or amend these rules as deemed necessary.