February 20, 2018

V8 Warrior

         Hendry County Motorsports Park

             2017 V8 Warrior Rules


  1. Hendry County Motorsports Park officials may inspect any car and equipment at any time for compliance. All cars must have a safety inspection each season before they race.
  2. All required safety equipment and apparel must be in use while the car is on the track.
  3. Racing helmet with min Snell 95 rating. Neck brace or hans device recommended.
  4. Fire suit with SFI min rating of “I”. No holes or torn fire suits allowed.
  5. Fire resistant gloves, shoes and socks must be worn at all times car is on the track.
  6. A MINIMUM 4 point roll cage must be steel pipe or tubing, a minimum of 1 ½ “ (1.50) outside diameter with minimum .095” wall thickness. No square tubing or galvanized pipe allowed. No exceptions. Roll bar padding required around driver. Unibody cars may be tied together not to exceed 10” overlap at joint front and rear. No double frame. All rear & front roll cage tubes must sit on original frame.
  7. An engine kill switch must be mounted in the window net area and easily accessible by the driver and from the outside of the car. The switch must be clearly marked “Ignition Switch” and show on and off position.
  8. All cars must have a fire extinguisher minimum 2 lbs. securely mounted within easy reach of the driver.
  9. A single quick release 4 point harness (minimum 3” belts) dated 2007 or newer is required in all vehicles. All required.
  10. Window nets are required on the driver’s side of the car and must be securely mounted. Nets must latch at the top and be operational from inside and outside of the car. Drivers must be able to exit both sides of the car.
  11. Aluminum racing seats are mandatory.
  12. Drive shaft must be painted white and include the car number. Drive shaft loop will be a 5” wide and ¼ “ thick. It must be securely mounted to the frame 12” from the front universal. Must have one on the rear drive shaft.
  13. Battery shall be secured to frame of the car and must be encased.
  14. All lead ballast must be painted with the car number and secured with one ½” bolt per 50 lbs. It is your responsibility to make sure your ballast stays in your car for everyone’s safety. Penalty weights must be painted red and orange.
  15. Throttle toe strap is mandatory. Throttle linkage must have two return springs.
  16. All cars must have front and rear hook ups for towing.
  17. All cars must have a radiator over flow can. Water only for coolant.
  18. All standard transmissions must have a scatter shield.

If it’s not stated in the rules it doesn’t mean it’s approved. Please consult with the tech-man for approval. All tech decisions are final. The track reserves the right to add weight to any driver in the fairness of competition.


  1. Any 1970 or newer American sedan with a minimum wheelbase is allowed is 101” (1” tolerance) Weight 3100 lb with driver after completion of the race.
  2. No sub compact cars.

Wheels and Tires

  1. Maximum 8” wheels.
  2. Minimum 7/16” studs with 1” lug nuts on all four wheels.
  3. Tires must be Hoosier H500 or may run DOT as an option 225’s 0r 235’s right front must be H-500 no grooving or siping.
  4. Tires must not exceed outside body 2” from fender wells, except right front.
  5. 2, 3, or 4 inch wheel offset optional.
  6. Bead-lock wheels allowed right side only, may run wheel spacers.


  1. Completely stock for year make and model. Doors may be replaced with 18 gauge (.047”) steel. Aluminum bodies and replacement panels will be allowed. If running any aluminum panels, must add 50 lbs. on front of flywheel. ALL ALUMINUM BODIES MUST REMAIN STOCK APPEARING!!
  2. Car body must be strictly stock. No modifications or alterations of any kind unless outlined below. No flaring bodies.
  3. Removal of interior parts which can be removed with hand tools okay. No cutting of any panels allowed. Any interior part that is flammable must be removed.
  4. Left and right front passenger doors may be gutted for roll bars. Minimum of 4 bars on driver’s side. Three bars on passenger side.
  5. All exterior trim must be removed.
  6. Hood must have hood pins in front, hinges or pins at rear.
  7. Inner front fender panels may be removed.
  8. Complete floor pan must be retained.
  9. Fenders may be trimmed for tire clearance.
  10. Stock factory brake pedal must be mounted in original factory stock location.
  11. The window channel on the front doors of a sedan style body may be removed. All other window posts must remain as placed by manufacturer in original location.
  12. All glass and plastic must be removed. Plastic stock appearing noses only. No slope or late model style noses.
  13. No side windows of any kind.
  14. Factory spoilers and side skirts ok. 6” x 60” maximum aftermarket spoiler. No side spoilers. Aftermarket side skirts must meet ride height rule.
  15. No holes in the hood. Hood must close in original stock position and retain original stock configurations. Trunk lid must have hinges and pins.
  16. Bumpers may be steel tubing with no sharp edges, corners must be rounded.
  17. Steel tubing may be used to brace or protect radiator. One hoop bar over radiator attached to frame horns may be used. It may be braced with bars angled to frame horns.
  18. Wire screen minimum 1”x1”, with three ½” bars must be installed in front of driver in place of windshield. Screen replaces entire original windshield.
  19. Inner skin of hood and trunk lid may be gutted.
  20. Floor of trunk area may be removed for fuel cell installation.

Chassis and Suspension

  1. Aftermarket stock mount springs ok. No composite leaf springs Rear springs must fit in stock location and buckets. Ride height 6”
  2. May use non-threaded, non-adjustable spring buckets in front only. Must be same height. NO TOLERANCE. No jacking bolts or adjustable spring buckets or hangers.
  3. Camber may be adjusted with limits of stock length bolts.
  4. Stock mount shocks only non-rebuildable, nonadjustable, split valves OK.
  5. Sway bar may be removed. If the sway bar remains on the car it must be stock for make and model.
  6. Slot on upper trailing arm allowed for pinion angle.


  1. Stock for make and model. GM 350, Chrysler 360, Ford 351 max. Metric cars will be allowed 350 cubic inches. Engine location in stock position for make and model in factory mounts.
  2. Engines must remain strictly stock as produced by manufacturer. No modifications of any kind unless outlined in herein.
  3. No high performance engine of any kind. No high performance parts of any kind. No air boxes.
  4. Heads 70 cc minimum.
  5. 3 angle valve job ok. Final cut no greater than 75 degrees.
  6. Bronze guides ok.
  7. 1.270” o.d. maximum valve spring diameter. OEM replacement valve spring retainers ok. No light weight, aluminum, or titanium.
  8. Stainless OEM stock replacement valves. Neck downs and swirl polished ok.
  9. Screw in studs, guide plates, and poly locks ok.
  10. No grinding on any part of engine or component.
  11. Maximum over bore allowed is .060 + .010 for clearance.
  12. Optional: pulleys, oil pan and engine fasteners.
  13. Cam lift: GM .390/.410, Ford .425/.450, Dodge .390/.420, Pontiac .388/.424. Camshaft maybe degreed. No gear drives.
  14. Carbureted or fuel injection allowed. Factory STOCK fuel injection systems only. No modifications or high performance parts allowed. All electronic brain boxes or Components MUST be STOCK and FACTORY SEALED. Any stock Quadra jet ( choke plate may be removed ) or Holley 4412 with Mr. Gasket PT#1929 adapter. May remove choke plate, change jets, power valve and accelerator pump.
  15. Ford may use Holley 1850. May remove choke plate, change jets, power valve and accelerator pump. No secondary metering block.
  16. Lifter valley baffle and screens ok.
  17. OEM four eyebrow flat top piston ok.
  18. Any air cleaner, steel top.
  19. Aluminum radiator and water pump ok.
  20. Aftermarket power steering pump and engine oil cooler ok.
  21. All internal components cannot exceed factory OEM specs. It is your responsibility to provide factory data to back up specs.
  22. Any steal motor mount allowed must be mounted in stock location. May chain, strap, or use OEM replacement urethane motor mounts.
  23. Cast iron intake only. No marine intakes.
  24. Z/28 flywheel okay. Minimum weight 14 lbs.

Drive Train

  1. Rear end must be strictly stock for make and model. Welded rear end ok. Mini spool okay.
  2. May use aftermarket OEM replacement axles.
  3. Transmissions must have all working gears. Factory type mounts.
  4. Engine location in stock position for make and model in factory mounts.
  5. Z/28 flywheel okay. Minimum weight 14 lbs.
  6. Solid hub clutch disc ok. Must be full circle.
  7. No light weight clutch assemblies.


  1. 12 Volt battery fired ignition only.
  2. OEM points or HEI distributor only.
  3. May use billet distributor housing.
  4. Distributor may be locked.
  5. No printed circuit board modules.
  6. Alternator ok.


  1. Stock OEM cast iron manifold. Exhaust pipe must exit behind the driver and no larger than 2 ½ inches all the way. Aftermarket headers will be allowed. No step headers, No 180 degree headers. Only down and out headers allowed.
  2. No center dump exhaust manifold.


  1. No additives allowed.
  2. Maximum of 22 gallon fuel cell.
  3. Cutting the trunk for the fuel cell is permitted.
  4. Fuel cell must be in 12 gauge can and centered.
  5. See general rules for fuel cell requirements.


  1. Stock factory OEM 4 wheel working brakes only.
  2. No brake bias devise of any kind.
  3. May remove OEM proportioning valve.

RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER 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, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM THE PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended entirely as a guide for the conduct of the sport and in no way guarantee against injury or death to any participant, spectator or official.

The race director or Head Tech Inspector shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in their opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. ANO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATIONS OR DEVIATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials and is final and binding.

On occasion when situations arise that are not covered by written rules herein, special rulings may be put into effect by the track officials. Once such rulings are acted upon, they may become an act of policy and will be added to the existing rules of procedures.