Rock Crawlers / Top Truck Rules - Extreme Mudfest 2017 - Bonnyville, Alberta

Rock Crawlers / Top Truck Rules

 

Pro Modified Class

All Pro Modified class vehicles will be required to meet the minimum safety standard requirements, which include; 4-point harnesses, Cage that is tied into the frame of the vehicle, solid metal doors or door bars that extend from the b-pillar at shoulder height to the a-pillar at the ankle/knee height are highly recommended, 2 – 2.5pd rated fire extinguishers.

Roll cage – all vehicles must be equipped with a roll cage

Drive Train: All Pro Modified class vehicles must have automotive based drive trains, including motor, transmissions, and axles.

Body: A firewall must exist and separate the motor from the passenger compartment. All rotating drive train components must be covered or separated from the passenger compartment.

Suspension: unlimited, Bump stops are allowable; bumpstops by definition do not connect at both ends, meaning they connect only to the axle or only to the chassis.

Engine – Any and all engines are permitted

Wheels and tires –No smaller than 38” diameter as factory labeled, Ag tires are allowed

Steering: No limits

Fuel Cells: : After market cells are acceptable, manual shut off valves must be added to all fuel lines and vent lines. The fuel cell filler must be in a location and shrouded in such a manner that fuel cannot be splashed into the passenger compartment during the fueling process. Fuel Cell mounting must use a strap or bolt type mounting system.

Seats – must be 2 seats, side by side configuration.

Window nets – Window nets are highly recommended.

Battery – Batteries must be securely mounted with metal brackets, clamps, or tie- downs in a manner that prevents displacement in a roll over, no straps or bungee cords.

KILL SWITCH- A brightly colored, highly visible, easily distinguishable, master kill switch and be clearly labeled. The master kill switch must be able to shut down the entire primary electrical system for the vehicle. The master kill switch must shut down the engine when in the off position.

 

Modified Class

This class is intended for vehicles with little suspension modifications, limited in tire size, and some performance modifications.

All Modified class vehicles will be required to meet the minimum safety standard requirements, which include; OEM seat and seatbelts, must have a windshield and doors or full cage and race seats with 4 point harnesses, 2 – 2.5pd rated fire extinguishers..

Drive Train: All Modified class vehicles must have automotive based drive trains, including motor, transmissions, and axles.

Body: A firewall must exist and separate the motor from the passenger compartment. All rotating drive train components must be covered or separated from the passenger compartment.

Engine – Any and all engines are permitted

Wheels and tires –No larger than 42” measured diameter, Ag tires are allowed

Steering: No limits

Fuel Cells: Stock fuel tanks can be retained as long as the vent is routed to eliminate spillage, and a non-vented gas cap is used to prevent spillage.

Window nets – Window nets are highly recommended.

Battery – Batteries must be securely mounted with metal brackets, clamps, or tie- downs in a manner that prevents displacement in a roll over, no straps or bungee cords.

 

Personal Safety Equipment
Fire Resistant Coveralls accepted. One-piece fire suits are highly recommended. Suits must cover from the neck to the ankles and to the wrists. The suits must not have any holes, rips, or tears, nor be worn thin. Suits must also be free from any petroleum-based contaminants. All suits must be made from fire- resistant material with the manufacturer’s fire resistant rating label attached. A minimum of a two-layer fire suit, is recommended. Fire resistant gloves and footwear are very highly recommended.

 

Helmets
Helmets must be approved by, and bear the sticker of, one of the following: Snell M2005/SA2005/M2010/SA2010 DOT/ECE 22-05/BSI. Primary helmet fastening must be by means of straps using D-ring buckle. No snaps or Velcro will be permitted as the primary means of securing the helmet. Snaps or Velcro may be present as a means of securing the loose ends of the helmet’s straps. The interior and exterior of the helmet must be free from defects (i.e., the padding must be in good condition and the exterior of the helmet must not be damaged). It is strongly recommended
that entrants use helmets specifically designed for motor racing

 

Neck braces
Neck braces are highly recommended for all competitors. Neck braces should be worn and provide adequate support and have a fire-resistant covering in good or like- new condition. It is highly recommended that a neck brace made by a recognized manufacturer be worn.

 

Rules

 

Tech
Must pass tech and be tagged prior to start of race, or any qualifying. It is the reasonability of the driver to ensure all components of the safety rules and regulations are met. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that, co drivers, pit crew, and others associated with racecar or race team meet all safety rules and regulations. It is the driver’s responsibility to have safety equipment and racecar available for tech at posted time.

– Tech will consist of a yearly tech inspection and pre race safety tech inspection.

 
Drivers meeting
All competitors must attend the Driver’s Meeting. This will be held at a designated location one hour before the start of the event. Specific information is given at these meetings, as is posting of running order and staging assignments. Failure to attend is not an excuse for infractions, rule changes or not knowing information given at the Driver’s Meeting. Penalty for missing a Drivers meeting will be a forced rear start, time penalty or DQ from race.

 

Sportsmanship
During all Axlebusters racing events, proper sportsmanship is required. If a competitor or team member (including pit crews) promotes unsportsmanlike conduct, is rude or abrasive to officials, local authorities, other teams, media or spectators, destroys property, or displays drunken or disrespectful behavior, they and/or the entire team may be disqualified from the current event and/or future events. The Axlebuster Racing goal is to promote a respectable sport and promote sponsoring companies in a professional light. Therefore, unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.

 

Start
All races will be started with official starter; race start procedures and format will be reviewed at drivers meeting prior to start of race. Each individual race may consist of its own start style and it’s the driver’s responsibility to know and understand the rules prior to the start of each race.

 

Course
Race course will be set using gate markers, it is drivers responsibility to know and understand race course. Driver must pass between gate markers in order, failure to do so will result in penalty’s or DQ.

 
Penalties, DQ
Missing gate or short coursing – Purposeful missing coursing or cutting course may result in DQ. It is drivers responsibility to get back on course at point of exit point.

Contact – purposeful contact to cause damage, to disable or harm competitor car will result in DQ.

 
On course break down
Remain in your vehicle till course official directs you to exit, when it’s safe to do so. There will be no infield repairs while racing. Recovery will be provided.

 
Finish
Race will conclude after set number of laps or time (TBA)

 
Pits / pit area
Zero tolerance to speeding, showboating with racecars or vehicles
Zero tolerance to breaking any environmental rules

 
Officials
Zero tolerance for the abuse of any grounds or track officials, timers or staff. Any abuse of any official, volunteer or staff may result in fines, penalties or disqualification from event.

 
Alcohol / illegal substance
Drivers, co drivers, pit crew are to be free from the effects of alcohol or illegal substances while operating, racing, driving or assisting with race or race car during race time or qualifying.

 

***All times, length of race, number of heats is subject to change based on number of cars / entry’s for each heat or race, or at the discretion of Axlebuster staff to provide the most competitive racing.

 

*** All drivers, co divers and pit crew are responsible to comply with all listed rules, tech rules and up hold a high standard of race etiquette.

 

*** Axlebuster race officials have the right to modify, amend or make changes to rules as needed to
create a safe and competitive environment.