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All rules are current for the 2015 race season at Cherokee Speedway.



Track Rules

Driver and crewmembers will conduct themselves in a calm and sportsmanlike manner at all times.

Interpretation of rules and decisions of speedway officials will be final.
Ignorance of rules will not be accepted as an excuse for their violation.
The management reserves the right to refuse entry to any car or person without question.

The driver alone will be the sole spokesman for their car owner in any and all matters pertaining to the race and must talk with the official in charge.

Open drinking of intoxicants in the pit area by drivers will not be tolerated. Offenders will be subject to immediate ejection.

The following activities will result in fines, loss of winnings and points, and be subject to suspension and arrest. Loud and abusive language toward track officials, Starting or engaging in a fight, Deliberate contact during caution laps or after the race has completed., Disorderly conduct will not be allowed at the pay-off window Subjecting any employee or official to improper or abusive language or profane signs. Any person found with any weapon on him or his vehicle is also subject to arrest. Penalty will be at the official’s discretion.

Any fines, suspensions, and/or protests must be settled with speedway management before a driver, car owner or crew member will be allowed to enter restricted area at another event.

Any cars entering race track other than at practice times allowed by flagman will be subject to action at discretion of flagman.

Any driver, car owner or crewmember going to the top of flag stand or tower without permission, to argue will be fined (minimum $150) at official's discretion.

Three features wins in a row in any division the driver or car must start his next race from the rear. Special events are the exception, and the following weekly event will have the car starting from the rear. (Young Guns & Extreme 4 will start in the rear after one win, exception being 4 Cyl. Natl’s)

Car number must appear on roof and both sides to be scored.
Any situation not specifically covered by this rulebook will be acted upon by flagman; pit steward or management and decisions shall be final.

All cars must have chain in front and rear for hook up!

Six inch self-supporting spoiler allowed in all classes.

Fire Retardant driver uniform, window net, helmet, five-point harness and fire extinguisher required. If caught at anytime without one of these items, you will not run that date and you will forfeit all points and money.

Track fuel only! Fuel must pass track test and track decision will be final.

Drivers may compete in two divisions per night but no more than 2, except for Young Guns. Change of drivers after heats will start in rear of main or will be disqualified. No exceptions!

A car is only allowed to compete in one division per night.
Any and all items not cover in these rules are non-protest items.
All prize money must be picked up at payoff window following day or night's racing activity. Failure to pick up money on night of race will result in forfeit of winnings. No exceptions.

Stock means that you cannot modify this part. (If the rules don’t say you can- then you can’t.)

The rules are configured to support different racetracks and what may be good at one track may not be good at another. As deemed necessary, the rules may be altered and/or changed to suit the track and/or the officials. Rules are based off of US production models and availability.
The track reserves the right to promote any driver up at any time without prior notice.

All 4 cyl. Classes may run heat shield no longer than cylinder head and may not extend past shock tower.

No electric or mechanical vacuum pumps allowed in any class. All bore & stroke measurements will have plus or minus .010” tolerance. CC’s and CI’s will be figured from actual measurements.

Exhaust evac system OK in all classes.

Bead locks OK all divisions. Outward facing only.

Mirrors and radios OK in all classes.

All weights or cc’s must be posted on hood. All weight penalties & weight breaks must be claimed on hood. If not posted and car is protested, this could result in a DQ.

SFI head restraints are highly recommended and may be required in the future. Approved head restraints are the Simpson Hybrid Pro*, Hybrid Pro Rage*, R3* and Hanns* Device. Any other system must have tech approval. A weight break of 25 lbs. will be given in all classes for each driver wearing a head restraint for the duration of the entire event. A foam neck brace does not qualify as a head restraint. It is the responsibility of the driver, not Cherokee Speedway to ensure that his/her device is approved, correctly installed, maintained and properly used.

Pre Race Process

Attendance by drivers at drivers' meetings is mandatory.

Visual protests (requiring no measurements whatsoever) must be presented to Pit Steward in writing before feature line-up commences.


No visual protests taken after track announcer has made call for cars to come to staging area.

All drivers must be ready to compete in the event for which they are scheduled. When the first car comes to the staging area, if you are not in line up when cars come out on the track you will start tail of field.

All Drivers must have a working RaceCeiver when on track!

Race Process

After the race starts the flagman is in full control and his decisions will be final.
The Flagman has final word on any on-track activities.

Any driver stopping before the completion of the first lap to bring out the caution will be put to the rear or penalized a lap at the discretion of flagman.

Any car (s) that is involved in any accident that brings out red or yellow flag will be lined up in the rear of the field. (This does not include cars that stop to keep from hitting the other cars.)

STARTS - All initial starts are double file, beginning off of turn four (4). Inside driver sets the pace. It is the outside driver’s responsibility to stay beside him. The race will be started on the raceceiver ! (Jumping starts will put you to the rear.) After 2 double file attempts, line-up will go single file, Crate Late Model excluded.

RE-STARTS - Leader may re-start anytime after lights go out down backstretch to Turn 4. Drivers jumping starts will be put in the rear.
Any cars not on the track when “okay” sign comes out will start at rear.

MULTI-CAR WRECK ON FIRST LAP: All cars get their spot back. Single car spin will go to rear. Any cars going to pit will go to rear.
No work can be done on racecar on the track. No tools allowed on track. No crew is allowed on the track, ever!

Any driver stopping on track and exiting car to argue with officials for any reason will be penalized at track official's discretion.

In the event that two or more cars cross the finish line at the same time, the car next to the infield can be declared the winner.

No car can receive any assistance from another car during the last lap of the race.

Any car stopping on the track deliberately will be penalized one lap for the infraction.

Rough driving will be dealt with through fines and/or suspensions.

No crewmembers on track without track official’s permission.

Race back to the checkered flag only. (Green and yellow lights on means race back.) If the track is blocked or driver’s life in danger, we will go back for green, white, and checkered.

Lap traffic must stay to inside of speedway. (Any cars trying to hold up leaders will be black-flagged.)

Any car charged with three (3) unassisted cautions will be black-flagged.

Bringing out the caution to stop from going a lap down will be scored one (1) lap down. Track official decisions are final.

Post Race Process


Top three cars must cross scales in order of finish for inspection after heats and features. All cars must have weight and any weight penalties posted on hood be for crossing the scales Scale tolerance 5 lbs. all classes.

Only driver or owner may protest. Protesting driver must compete in race in question to file protest. All protests must be received by Tech Man and have his approval. Spite protests and protests done in an un-sportsmanlike manner will not be considered. If protested, driver may back pull protesting car only. Only cars in front of drivers finish position in order may be protested. Official’s decision is final.

All other protests must be presented to Tech Man, in writing, within five minutes of the winner of the feature race crossing the scales. Protest must be accompanied by protest fee. Back protests must be made within five minutes of notification that car been protested.

Driver of cars found illegal will forfeit points and money earned for entire race night.

The Tech Man has final word on any rule or protest.

Scoring protests must be made after the completion of all night's racing. Scoring protests will only be done in an orderly manner. NO ARGUING!


Any disorderly conduct will result in disqualification and/or suspension.

Scale area is off limits to pit crews during official weighing. Please exit scale area after car has been pushed onto scales. No car will be weighed until area has been cleared.

Protest Rules

After protest has been filed and money has been put up, it will not be returned for any reason. Protest cannot be taken down once it is filed; this is to avoid swapping money, which is unfair to rest of field.
For protest money to go to car that has been protested, he must tear down and be checked and found legal.

Protests or questions will be made by driver only.

To protest any car in the field, you must finish directly behind them or protest all cars between. Must be on lead lap at checkered flag. Protested car may back pull protesting car only on equal or less items.
All protests must be submitted to the Tech man within five (5) minutes after the first car has crossed the scales.

Driver filing protest is all that will be allowed in protest area other than security and track officials.

All visual protests must be made in the same manner, as other protests except they have to be made before any Main Events start. Cost is $25. Bodies are not protest item and will be governed by track.

Cost of protest in all divisions: Two (2) items $300 top only. One protest per car per night- this is to stop any spite protest. (But may pull fuel also) Acceptance fee is $100 for protest. The protested car to accept the protest will put up this fee. If found to be legal, acceptance fee will be returned along with protest money MINUS tech fee ($100). This money goes to the track. If illegal, acceptance fee goes to track. Money and points will be forfeited.

Protested cars have (5) minutes to accept or refuse protest. After acceptance, protested car has 5 mins. to back pull protesting car. If he or she accepts the protest, parts must be ready for inspection within one (1) hour. (Tech man discretion)

Point system for all divisions will be as follows:


Winner receives 100 points per race. (Points will be awarded to driver only)

Each person through the field drops 2 points, for each position (100, 98, 96, etc.)

Any car protested and found illegal will forfeit all points for the night.
If a tie for a position were to happen, the tie would be broken in the following way. (A) Most wins, (B) Most top 5 finishes, (C) Most top 10 finishes

If a tie still exists, the money for the position and the following position will be divided equally.

Points start with the first race in April and end the first week in October.

Double point races will be announced in advance.

Crate Late Models

We will follow SECA rules. Refer to SECA 2015 rules at:

Tire rule: 1350 HTS spec 1600 HTS spec we will allow the crate 21 & 55 to run. No grooving or sipping. 1600 or 55 mandatory on right rear.

Engine Claim: Claimer rule on crate motor only 604 $5200 & 602 $3550 track will keep $50.

Engine will be received with accessories as supplied from GM.
Only highest finishing crate engine may be claimed.

Only driver on the same lap can claim.

If more than one person claims, the driver finishing the farthest back gets 1st choice.

Engine cannot be re-fired after claimed, car must be pushed to tech area. Re-fire will be treated as an act of sabotage and as refusal of claim.

NO driver can claim or swap more that 5 times in one season

Claim Refusal:

1st refusal - You will forfeit all points and money

2nd refusal - You will forfeit all points and money with 2 weeks suspension and a $200 fine that must be paid before you can return.

3rd refusal - You will forfeit all points and money with 6 weeks suspension and a $1000 fine that must be paid before you can return.

Note: Points loss will affect driver; suspension and fines will affect driver, car, and car owner.

Crate Sportsman

We will follow SECA rules. Refer to SECA 2015 rules at:

Stock unless otherwise stated.


Complete Engine Teardown: $1000. Engine will be impounded and checked by certified builder. Track will retain $200.

Pressure Plate & Flywheel Protest: - $200. Track retains $100.

Tire Chemical Protest: $100 per tire to protest - $100 per tire acceptance fee. 3 grooved strips removed from tire & sent for lab testing.

Fuel Protest: $50

Limited Sportsman / Super Stock Eight


Super Street Cars allowed. Must run Cherokee Tire Rule.

Stock unless otherwise stated.

1. Body: Any full size American car or truck, 102” wheelbase minimum. Top & Quarters must be stock looking. Deck height not to exceed 1” higher than stock. Doors & fenders may be aluminum. Must have steel floor pan under driver. Must run complete, enclosed cockpit. Front firewall location may be moved for engine clearance. Firewall may be replaced-aluminum or steel material only. Rear of car must be closed, no holes or flaps. Must run rear rubber bumper cover. Can cut for tire clearance & can remove inside wheel wells. Push bars must be behind grill. Rubber nose OK. NO Dirt Late Model noses allowed. AR Dirt Bodies approved. Solid mounts OK. Cars must remain stock appearing. All nose & tail pieces cannot be altered from stock. May have max. 6” rear spoiler ( 8” for 602- spec. side fins.) May run side spoilers 6” height by 12” long. May run one 4” spoiler inside car. Wings, rubbers, air scoops or anything that alters the stock appearance of the car will not be allowed. Hood and trunk straps permitted. (May run hole in hood for breather). Camaros must be pre 81.

2. Chassis: Must have roll cage, and all safety equipment. Cage must secure to uni-body. All cars frame may be tied together under floor pan. Wheel base stock (2" tolerance). T&L type chassis may run Camaro body must be pre 81 and must run 602 crate motor

3. Suspension: Must be stock. Screw jacks OK on rear only. Lowering blocks OK. Adjustable cups OK. May cut top A-frames to adjust camber & caster (top a-arm only may be tube non adjustable). Stock perches, must be in stock location. May enlarge hole for shock clearance. Spindle savers ok. Steel, nylon bushing or monoballs ok. Steel body non adjustable racing shocks OK, may relocate rear only. Front shocks must remain in stock location. Front shock mounts may be moved up (vertically) to prevent bottoming out with 3” max. from stock position. Heim joints OK on shocks only. May cut rear top control arm only to adjust pinion angle. NO coil over type adjustments. Heim joints allowed only where stated.

4. Rear End: May run 9" Ford. Floater legal. Disc brakes legal.

5. Brakes: Stock caliper for make and type of car disc OK (NO 4 piston calipers) any pedals; adjusters OK.

6. Wheels: Any steel 8" maximum. Large wheel studs okay. Bead locks OK, outward facing only.

7. Tires: Stock tires. Any Hoosier Med. Hard & RC4, American Racer 265 med. Or Goodyear G65. (8.5 inch maximum width)

8. Drive shaft: Any steel 1 1/2" or larger. Must be painted white, with car number. Must have safety loop.

9. Transmission: Must be stock with at least one forward & rear working gear . Bert tranny OK with reverse mount starter.

10. Flywheel: Stock flywheel (no less than 10 1/2", must weigh 14 lbs.) Clutch and pressure plate or triple disc clutch with flex plate is OK (no smaller than 5.5"). NO single disc.

11. Engine Location: # 1 sparkplug in line or in front of top ball joint. 0 tolerance.

12. Fuel: Must pass track test. Fuel tank must be mounted inside of trunk.

13. Weight: Weight MUST be posted on hood due to different head rules. 3200 lbs. after race. Dart Heads 3300 lbs. after race. Crate engine cars with 604- 2900 lbs. after race. T&L Type cars with 602- 2700 lbs. T&L type cars with 604-3000 lbs. NO 4-link cars.

14. Engine Specs: Must match make of car, Chevrolet for Chevrolet, Ford for Ford, etc. 365 Max cid. Or GM crate motor Part # 88958604 (350 factory stock circle track engine - 88958604)

15. Block: Cast iron OEM only (no Bowtie or SVO). May plug, or install vent pipes, or screens. May Plug deck & re-drill water holes. Maximum cylinder bore of .080"

16. Crank: Stock with GM part # with stock stroke. (OR Eagle part # 43503480, or Scat part # 4-350-3480 only) May balance (drill hole, weld, or minor grinding). 50 lb. minimum weight (cast crank 48 lbs). NO polishing or lightening of counterweights or throws. (For performance gain tech man discretion.) Will be weighed with cam gear & pilot bushing.

17. Rods: Any steel rods. NO aluminum or titanium rods.

18. Piston: Any flat top Eyebrows legal.

19. Oil Pan: Any wet sump oil pan.

20. Heads: Stock cast iron OEM, NO Bowtie or angle plug heads, may run Double hump. Competition valve job permitted, any angle any depth, all angles must be concentric with valve guide, May have .750-hand blend from top of 45 degree 7/8 will be wrong. Screw in studs and guide plates OK! Roller Rockers are permitted. Also may run Dart #10024366 57cc. Or Dart Iron Eagle sportsman Head # 10110010F. 180* Intake Ports, 49 cc, 47 min. Only other modification-competition valve job. 202 intake 160 exhaust. May also run World Product Head
# 011250-037. Add 100 lbs.

21. Valve: Any stock diameter, steel valve permitted. Valve may have under cut stem 2.02" (intake) and 1.6" (exhaust) valve sizes are allowed.

22. Valve Spring: Any steel. Single or double.
Retainers: Any steel or titanium valve spring retainers allowed.

23. Cam: Hydraulic or Mechanical .500" lift max. Hydraulic checked with zero lash and mechanical check with .025" lash. Any Hydraulic or solid flat tappet lifter. Stock diameter only! All cams MUST be OEM firing order.

24. Lifter: Stock diameter NO roller lifter.

25. Intake: OEM Bowtie cast iron intake, or any aluminum, as casted NO modifications.

26. Fuel Pump: Stock only.

27. Carburetor: 650 Holley (# 4777) OK (NO 4 corner idle screws) May run a 2” Spacer with no more than (2) .070” thick gaskets. May drill holes in butterflys. Must pass track gauges.

28. Ignition: Stock, may have chip. Billet distributor OK. Any wires. MSD box allowed or same as.

29. Header: Headers OK. Exhaust EVAC system OK.

30. Engine Claim: Claimer rule on crate motor only 604 $5200 & 602 $3550 track will keep $50. Engine will be received with accessories as supplied from GM. Only highest finishing crate engine may be claimed. Only driver on the same lap can claim. If more than one person claims, the driver finishing the farthest back gets 1st choice.

31. Protest: (Two things only) $300 with track retaining $100. Bottom End Protest: $600 with track retaining $100. 602/604 Top End Protest: $500. Consists of head, intake, carburetor, spacer, check for factory pistons (visual from top only) & distributor. Track will retain $100.
Underhood Visual Protest: $50 Straight fee to look for carb # (After Heats Only!). Tire Chemical Protest: $100 per tire to protest. $100 per tire acceptance fee. 3 grooved strips removed from tire & sent for lab testing. Fuel Protest: $50


Stock unless otherwise stated.

1. Body: Stock appearing American factory cars or 1/2 ton truck, two (2) wheel drive only. 102” wheel base minimum. No Jeeps. Rubber nose O.K. for type of car running. Must run complete, enclosed cockpit. Must have steel floor pan under driver. Front firewall location may be moved for engine clearance. Firewall may be replaced-aluminum or steel material only. Top & Quarters must be stock looking. Deck height not to exceed 1” higher than stock. Doors & fenders may be aluminum. Cars must remain stock appearing. Spoiler maximum height 6”. May run side spoilers. 6” high x 12” long. May have one 4’’ spoiler inside car. Weight 3200 lbs After race with driver. No exposed bars. Body must sit on frame in OEM position. AR Bodies approved. NO cold air boxes, may cut hole in hood for air cleaner with 4 1/2” max. tall scoop or air deflector. Scoop may be no more than 4” wider than air cleaner. Rear tail area height & deck area width must remain within 2” of stock measurement. All nose & tail pieces cannot be altered from stock.

2. Chassis And Suspension: Steering - stock type -NO AFTER MARKET. Front spring spacers OK. Front & rear adjuster cups OK. Rear screw jacks allowed rear Spring buckets can’t be taller than 6” from stock height. Springs can be changed. A-Frames, Upper may be tubular steel or modified O.E.M. Lower control arm must be O.E.M for frame used, must remain unaltered in stock position. Stock type replacement ball joints only. Shocks - Front Bilstien #AK1043 only. Rear Bilstien #SSR1 only. Front shocks must remain in stock location. Front shock mounts may be moved up (vertically) to prevent bottoming out with 3” Max. from stock location. Rear shocks can be moved. Heim joints on shocks OK. No adjustable or aluminum shocks allowed. Heim joints allowed only where stated. Engine Location: # 1 sparkplug in line or in front of top ball joint. 0 tolerance. Framework may be reinforced. Front and rear wrecker pickups made from chain are MANDATORY. Remote power steering reservoirs are legal. Steering quickeners are legal.

3. Engine: Engine must be same make as car. Engine must be STRICTLY STOCK. NO factory high performance allowed. Cubic inch- Chevy- 350 C.I.- Ford - 351 C.I.-Chrysler - 360 C.I. Block-stock cast iron OEM, may overbore .060 MAXIMUM- NO TOLERANCE! May deck block to .ooo deck only NO TOLERANCE


4. Crankshaft: Factory stock for engine running or Scat part # 4-350-3480 or Eagle part # ESP103503480 & ESP103523480 only. NO CUTTING ALLOWED.

5. Rods: Factory stock for engine running OK. NO WORK ALLOWED OF ANY KIND. May run any rod bolt. May run Eagle rod part #ESP5700BPLW or Scat part # SCA-25700P. Floating pin OK.

6. Pistons: May use any flat top or dish stock replacement piston, forged or Hypereutectic. Flat top piston must have 4 valve reliefs (factory). NO custom machining allowed, must use standard (wide) ring package 5/64th”, 5/64th”, 3/16th”. Coating on skirts OK.

7. Intake: Factory stock, cast iron, low rise only. Valley pan OK. NO AFTER MARKET INTAKES ALLOWED.

8. Heads: Factory stock, cast iron OEM straight plug only, screw in studs allowed, must be 3/8" STD. NO high performance or double hump allowed. NO BLEND WORK ALLOWED. No less than 70 CC.
Competition Valve job OK, may not bore below guide boss. No roller rockers. Any steel valve spring. Any steel retainer. POLYLOCKS OK. GUIDE PLATES O.K. Stock diameter Stainless steel valves OK.

9. Camshaft: MUST BE Flat Tappet HYDRAULIC LIFTERS ONLY. Any timing chain. May degree camshaft. Cam must be OEM .425 maximum lift for Chevrolet; others will be .450 maximum lift.

10. Oil Pan: Any wet sump.

11. Exhaust System: Any standard 4 into 1 collector header. Any length pipe, must stay same diameter.. No coatings allowed. No tri-y’s- No “X” or merge type pipes allowed.

12. Balancers: Factory stock. NO AFTER MARKET.

13. Exhaust EVAC system OK.

14. Fuel System: Track fuel ONLY. Must pass track test.

15. Carburetor: OEM Stock single line 2 barrel or 4 barrel for make. Must use stock or stock replacement gasket. May drill holes in butterflys. No spacer allowed. NO HIGH PERFORMANCE. Or may run box stock Holley 650 #4777. No 4 corner idle screws. May run 1” adapter for Holley carb. to stock manifold with no more than (2) .070” thick gaskets. May remove choke flap. May drill holes in butterflys. Must pass track gauges. May run maximum 2” air cleaner riser.

16. Fuel pump- stock OEM only. Fuel cell MANDATORY (mounted in metal can)

17. Ignition: Stock appearing distributor with stock appearing module. May lock advance and/or change springs. May run brass distributor gear.

18. Drive Line: Clutch - Factory stock OEM style clutch, NO HIGH PERFORMANCE. Pressure plate- factory stock OEM style, NO HIGH PERFORMANCE. Release bearing - Hydraulic bearings OK. May run hydraulic slave cylinder. Flywheel- Factory stock. May resurface, NO lightening. 14 lbs. min. weight. Z-28 OK. Scatter shield or 3/16” plate around flywheel area MANDATORY. Transmission - Factory automatic or straight drive. Must have all working gears. Drive Shaft - Factory steel only. 1 1/2” minimum diameter. 9" Ford rear-end is legal. Any ratio OK, May be locked. Floater allowed.

19. Brakes: Stock type 4 wheel disk OK, NO AFTER MARKET, NO ALUMINUM. Must have operational 4 wheel braking system. Racing pedals OK, Brake adjusters inside of car OK.

20. Tires And Wheels: 60 or 70 series street tire. Any Hoosier 500 or AR 265 soft and med racing tires allowed. Med on RR mandatory. Wheels and tires maximum 8". Beadlocks OK - Outward facing only. Large wheel studs and lugs nuts OK.

21. Protest: (Two things only) $300 with track retaining $100. Bottom End Only Protest: $600. Option 1: Weigh crank/check journals, visual rod and piston from the bottom. Crank will be weighed with gear and pilot. Option 2: Remove rod and piston from engine and visual crank/check journals in place. Underhood Visual Protest: $50 straight fee to look at carb and exhaust. (After heats only) Tire Chemical Protest: $100 per tire to protest. $100 per tire acceptance fee. 3 grooved strips removed from tire & sent for lab testing. Fuel Protest: $50. Shock Buy Rule: front $80 each. Back $110.

Stock 4

Stock unless otherwise stated.

1. Body: Stock auto only. May have complete aluminum body. Inner panel may be removed. Rear of car must be closed - no holes or flaps to meet rails. Must have stock front firewall in stock location. Must have floor pan on both sides to rear of drivers seat. Must retain inner rocker panels. Must have rear firewall or driver compartment must be boxed in. Aluminum doors and fenders ok but must retain stock shape and appearance 68 inch max deck width at any point. 38 inch max from ground to deck at bottom of spoiler. After market nose piece ok. MD3 nose ok. Molded fenders must mount flush on top and sides of metal fenders and no wider than 1 inch outside the tires. Must run hood.
May run a 6 inch rear spoiler - cant go over side of quarter panel - no longer than width of car . Spill plates ok. Spill plates measurements bottom 16in top 4in rear height 8in front height 4in. Made quarter panel pieces must start at bottom of bumper and go in a straight line to wheel opening. All firewall holes must be covered. May cut big hole for header to be removed or installed but must be replaced with aluminum to no bigger than a 6in hole around the header. May replace top 1/4 of firewall with steel or aluminum metal (this don't mean the whole fire wall) no lower than the original master cyl hole in firewall. NO holes above or below the deck. May replace dash with sheet metal - interior metal cannot be higher than dash. Interior spoiler no more than 4inchs and no higher than dash. May use lexan in rear side windows
Breather may stick thru hood. Cold airbox ok but air holes in hood only not in firewall. Unacceptable body infractions will result in up to a 50lb penalty in the area of the infraction. Tech mans discretion.

2. Chassis: Must have roll cage and all safety equipment. Cage must be secured to unibody. May tie chassis together on top of floor pan only. May split floor pan and put square tubing in from top. May stick through floor pan but not totally under. Square tubing from front bumper to firewall can be used but from strut back must retain original frame rails.


3. Engine: WEIGHT 1 LB PER CC 2000LB MINIMUM. Stock engine location - no set backs. No engines with more than 2 valves per cylinder
cc must be based on original bore of block. Formula for cc - bore x bore x .7854 x stroke x 4 = cid then divide cid into .061 tolerance .010 for wear. No rotary or turbo or double OHC permitted. OEM only .080 over max bore + .010 for wear - not to exceed 2500 cc +080 over bore. Aluminum cam gear or pulley allowed. Any steel rod - no aluminum or titanium. Stock crank with stock stroke + .010 tolerance. NO AFTERMARKET CRANKS (STOCK Lightened crank add EXTRA 50 lbs in front of fire wall). Oil pan - any wet. No dry sumps allowed. Any flat top piston - Toyota 1600 and 1800 may run dome of .235 tall. (.267 dome pistons must add 50 lbs).

4. Heads: MUST HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE ON US CARS FROM FACTORY OEM. May be changed from one size engine to another. May have competition valve job with any angle or depth. Must not touch bottom of valve boss. All angles must be concentric with valve guide. Any steel valve stock diameter may be undercut stem +.009 tolerance.
Double valve springs ok but must be steel. Any steel retainer. Lifter has to be stock diameter - solid ok. No porting or polishing.

5. Intakes: OEM only. No porting or polishing. May bore straight down for clearance - no radius or blending. No fuel injection manifolds except for Chevrolet and any other engine that only came with fuel injection. May modify for carburetor but must be approved before race.

6. Carburetor: Stock carburetor or Holley 350 CFM (#7448 or 0-80787-1) or 500 cfm #4412 must pass no go gauges. Must have airhorn with number. May cut end of screws. No thinning of shafts. No polishing or grinding. Spacer and adapter - any 1" max thick together - NO TOLERANCE. 2 gaskets @ .070 thick max each. Float bowl must face fwd. May have holes in butterfly.

7. Cam: Solid or hydraulic. NO ROLLERS. Maximum .425 lift at valve with .025 lash at valve for solid Hydraulic. ANY LIFT. No swapping of any lobes - must be in stock order. No roller or needle bearings stock type only coated ok.

8. Flywheel And Clutch Assembly: Stock flywheel must weigh 16 lbs.
Must have stock or stock replacement clutch and pressure plate. Stud for pressure plate ok. Cannot relocate bolt hole pattern. Scallop flywheels add 50lbs.

9. Transmission: Must be stock with working forward and reverse gears. Must have safety loop. Cannot remove or lighten of gears.

10. Drive Shaft: Minimum of 1 1/2" diameter. Any steel. Must be painted white with number on it.

11. Rear Ends: Any stock up to 8.8 for make of car. No gun drilled axles. No full spools. Mini spool ok. Housing cannot be modified for gear clearance. May lock rearends by weld or mini spool. No lightening of any gears. Cut gears must add 25lbs.

12: Suspension: Must be stock suspension. Lowering blocks ok. May run spring buckets. Adjustable buckets ok springs must be in stock location (Buckets may be raised for spring travel but keep stock angle.).
May cut panhard bar must retain stock ends non adjustable. Caster and camber plates ok. May cut lower a frame for caster camber adjustments. Stock mount steel body shocks only no heims. May be adjustable. NO CANISTERS ALLOWED. May adjust shocks for travel but cannot change the angle of the shock. May cut top trailing arm or redrill for pinion angle only. Bushings or offset bushings ok in steering rack. Mono balls allowed. JACK BOLTS PERMITTED. $125 buy rule on shocks. $250 Claimer Rule on Struts.

13. Headers: Spec Schoenfeld fords #‎f-234v or #f-235v . Toyotas #‎t168 Or stock manifold.

14. Ignition: Stock or Mels Ignition ONLY. No Boosters on ignition.

15. Wheels & Tires: 7” or 8” Beadlocks OK; Outward facing Only. HOOSIER 400s. NO Chemicals Allowed

16. Brakes: 3 wheel brake shut off permitted. Dual master Cylinder permitted with NO adjuster in drivers reach. Stock rotors and drums no lightning but may remove caliper and rotor on RF ONLY. 4 wheel Disc brakes permitted must have oem components.

17. Notes: NO FWD OR MID ENGINE CARS. REAR BUMPERS MUST NOT EXTEND PASSED THE INSIDE OF REAR TIRES UNLESS IT HAS A BUMPER COVER OR TURNS FORWARD. VP Fuel 110 ONLY. Radiator Must Remain In Front Of Motor. All weight breaks or penalties must be claimed on hood/fender at all times. Plus tech man notified.

18. Protest: (Two things only) $300 with track retaining $100. Bottom End Only Protest: $400with track retaining $100. Under Hood Visual Protest: $50 straight fee to look at carb and stock exhaust manifold. (After heats only) Tire Chemical Protest: $100 per tire to protest. $100 per tire acceptance fee. 3 grooved strips removed from tire & sent for lab testing. Fuel Protest: $50

Extreme 4 (Front Wheel Drive)

Stock unless otherwise stated.

1. Body: 1980 or newer front wheel drive, 4 Cylinder passenger cars only. No all wheel drive or all wheel steering allowed. No station wagons, vans or pick-up trucks. Body must maintain original dimensions, standard as from the manufacturer. Floor pan, trunk pan, front and rear inner wheel wells must remain stock and in stock location. Interior trim must be removed. (carpet, headliner, side panels, etc) Hood must be held shut with at least 2 hood pins. Must add at least 3 crash bars in front of driver. Fabricated dash board OK. Must add 20 gauge sheet metal cover rear of seat (where back seat was located) Doors must remain in stock location. Doors must be welded shut in an approved manner. Doors may only have metal removed to allow for clearance around the roll cage door bars. NO OTHER REMOVING OF METAL PERMITTED! Fenders and quarter panels MAY NOT be trimmed for tire clearance. The inner fenders/wheel wells must remain stock and un-altered. Must have at least one hoop bar with 3 door bars on drivers door. Aftermarket wing/spoiler OK on rear of car. 1 1/4” bar to the radiator allowed for safety issue only. Radiator must remain in stock location.

2. Engine: Engine must remain in stock location. Stock 4 cylinder engine only. (2.2 max) Engine must remain stock as delivered by the factory. NO Cosworth or rotary engines allowed, No quad-four engines allowed. NO turbo-charged or supercharged engines allowed. All engines must be used in the model of car for which they were manufactured. NO factory or after-market high performance components will be allowed in the engine or drive train. Stock carburetor or fuel injection system for the make and model of car being competed. Stock production air filter element required. NO high performance will be allowed. (K&N ok) NO cold air system allowed. Cone type must be bolted to intake. Only water allowed in radiator and cooling system. NO anti-freeze allowed. May remove exhaust pipe and mufflers. Weight-2100 lbs.

3. Suspension: Only stock suspension parts allowed. NO cutting or lightening of suspension parts allowed. Springs MAY NOT be heated or shortened to lower car. NO adjustable strut bushing or altering of stock location on shocks and struts.

4. Wheels & Tires: All wheels on car must be the same size and offset. 7” racing wheel OK. Tires must have DOT stamp for highway use. No performance, trick, gumball, fancy or exotic tires of any kind allowed. No less than 300 tread wear rating allowed. Cherokee Speedway reserves the right to disallow any tire from use in competition in the Extreme 4 class.

5. Seats & Belts: Passenger seat and rear seat must be removed. Aluminum racing seat recommended but may run stock seat. MUST run 5 point racing seat belts no matter which seat is chosen. ANYTHING TO PROMOTE SAFETY MAY BE ADDED WITH APPROVAL FROM TECH.


6. $25 visual protest in Extreme 4 which must be filed 30 minutes before Main event.


7. After 1 win, driver must start his/her next race from the rear. ONLY exception is 4 Cyl. Natl’s.

8. Buy rule: $1500. Selling driver may keep seat, belts, steering wheel & fuel cell. Top 4 cars only eligible for buy rule. Must finish directly behind in finishing order to be able to take advantage of buy rule. Only drivers on same lap can claim. If more than one person claims, the driver finishing the farthest back gets 1st choice. (Top 5 finishing positions only) Each driver may only buy 3 cars per season. NO exceptions! Refusal of buy will result in loss of points & winnings for that race event.

9. Protest: (Bore and Stroke, Head & Intake) $300 with track retaining $100.

10. Swap Rule: ONLY driver being bought will have the option to swap with driver who is buying. The driver being bought will keep $200 of the $1500 and buying driver will receive $1300 back. If either refuses buy or swap, points & winnings are forfeited for that race event. Computer Buy Rule: $150 - 1st-5th place finishers. Driver finishing farthest back gets first choice.

Young Guns RWD & FWD

Rotate every other week

This is a class designed for 10 to 17 year olds (The day driver turns 18, must move up) and any women up to 65. The track reserves the right to promote any driver up at any time without prior notice.

Cars will be on transponders.

Any car consistently 1/2 second faster than the field will be moved up to Stock 4/Extreme 4 the following race.

Please refer to Stock 4 RWD/Extreme 4 FWD rules. Only exceptions to rules are tires and must have 4 wheel working brakes.

Young Guns will run 60 or 70 series across the counter street tire. No racing recaps of any style.

Young Guns RWD: Must use a 1" carburetor spacer/adapter with (2) 1.5" round holes only, must be bored straight down. No funneling or tapers allowed. Restrictor plate must be 1/4" thick aluminum with (2) 1.0625" max size round holes centered under throttle bores, must be bored straight down. No radiusing or heavy chamfer of holes allowed, tech man discretion. Restrictor plate must be located between spacer/adapter and intake manifold. May run (3) .070" max thickness gaskets. The intent of this rule is to keep beginner drivers at a reasonable speed. The restrictor plate, spacer/adapter, and gaskets are subject to be checked at any time by the track. Any restrictor plate in question will be given 10 minutes to cool off and will be rechecked 1 time. Anyone caught blatantly cheating or circumventing the restrictor plate at any time will be disqualified for the remainder of the event and result in the loss of points and money.


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