Thunder Mountain Speedway
Hit-2-Pass Rules
   

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UPDATED 2015 HIT TO PASS SAFETY AND RUNNING RULES

The following are the HIT TO PASS running and Safety Rules for the 2015 race season.  Please be sure, before your cars come to the track that you are conforming to all of the rules as written.  We want everyone to be SAFE and to have FUN.  It is much easier to build your car to the rules now, than to try to fix it at the track on race days!

The pit gate will open at 3 pm for HIT To PASS and racing will begin at 6pm. Cars wanting to compete must be at the track no later than 5pm; or 1 hour before the scheduled start time.  No one is allowed in the pit area before the pit gate personnel is on site and open for business.  All participants must come to the gate, stop and pay, sign a waiver form, and put on a wrist band.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  We are opening the gate early so you have the opportunity to comply with this necessary process before you enter the pits, as our insurance demands it be done this way.

All HIT TO PASS cars will then be teched by the tech and safety officials; and a sticker will be placed on your car to let the flagman know you have passed tech.  Please come early so you can get this done on time.  Your car must pass completely in order to compete.

*** All Hit to Pass Cars will need a spot to mount their transponders. A recommended spot is under the passenger floor board hump. Please have a hole previously cut so that you can safely install your transponder on race day.

HIT To PASS events will run as follows:

1.    Pay upon arriving at pit gate, sign a waiver, put on a wrist band, and proceed into pit area

2.    Have your car teched, by safety and tech officials.

3.    Car will not be timed in, but they will be given the opportunity to practise.  We will hold a draw for starting positions.

4.    Racing will begin with dashes followed by heats.

5.    There will be a twenty minute intermission

6.    The main will start immediately following the intermission

There will be a trophy for each dash and the main event will have a trophy for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. 

***TMS Executives hold the right to adjust pay-outs as they deem appropriate. *** Up to $5,000 in pay-outs, depending on car count. *** You must start the Main Event to be eligible for prize money.

 

HIT to PASS RULES

 ****NO RACING TIRES ALLOWED ON ANY HIT TO PASS VEHICLES! ***

THIS IS A HIT TO PASS SHOW FOR THE FANS NOT A COMPLETE DEMOLITION DERBY. IT ALSO ISN’T THE DAYTONA 500! REMEMBER, IT IS A SHOW FOR THE FANS, SO HIT TO PASS!

May use 1 (one) up to 8” channel iron the length of the doors only - not on quarter panels - and must be securely fastened with 3/4" or 1" bolts (not welded to side of car) – preferable to the roll cage or through door bars and subject to tech inspection. No sharp edges.

EVERYTHING MUST REMAIN STOCK EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING:

 

North American car, station wagon, or trucks only.  Trucks can be ½ ton 2 wheel drives only.

No convertibles or T-top.

All side and rear glass must be remove.  Windshield may be left in.

Minimum 1/8” thick bar installed up middle of windshield opening – all vehicles.

All interior parts (flammables) must be removed, except driver’s seat.

All doors, hood and trunk, must be bolted, welded or chained shut.  No handles.

Factory fuel tank must be removed.

Radiator must remain in stock location, cooling system intact.  NO ANTI-FREEZE!

Transmission coolers may be relocated inside.  Hoses and lines must be rated for transmission coolers.

No mirrors.            

Motors will be cleaned of excess oil and grease.

SAFETY:

 Seats must have a proper head rest.  Racing seats recommended.

NO passengers.

Drivers door must be filled to outside door handle with cement, poured at least 28 days prior to event.

Drivers door may have 3 – 1¾” bars IF incorporated into a full race legal cage.

Minimum 4 point roll bar with support bar behind seat.  Roll bar must be welded to frame or have 6” x 6” ¼” plate base.  Roll bars to use minimum 1¾” pipe .095 thick.

No grader blades.

All batteries must be securely mounted to floor of car in passenger compartment and covered with a rubber mat.

Fuel tank must be a metal outboard boat tank or better, securely fastened (not bungeed) to floor of passenger compartment of car - minimum 4 feet from battery.  Trucks to mount fuel tank in front, middle of box.

No stock fuel tanks allowed.

All vehicles must have a securely fastened metal fire shield in casing the fuel tank. 

Fuel tanks mounted in trunks must be centered above rear end housing.

Steel fuel lines with no more than 12 consecutive inches of rubber line at each end.  Metal fuel filters only - no plastic or glass.

If you are running an electric fuel pump, it MUST be wired through an oil pressure switch.

All switches MUST be clearly marked.

Must use a race approved 4 or 5 point harness – NO stock seatbelts – properly mounted.  May use factory lower belt bolt mounts.

Must use a removable cloth window net mounted in a secure removable fashion accessible by driver.

All drive train make-to-make.

Front rad hoop allowed – 4 point maximum 3” O.D. (no triangulation), mounted inside motor compartment, not to cage, and not to extend past front bumper, and to be at least 8” shorter than bumper (on each end).

Hard top cars must have a vertical bar at rear of driver’s door to roof.

Fire extinguisher mounted securely within drivers reach

All holes in firewall must be tinned over.

Exhaust pipes must extend at least 6” past end of transmission.

Zoomies (exhaust that exit through hood) must run with a windshield.

Number maximum 2 digits 18” high and 3” thick on doors and roof.

Must have 2 four inch holes in hood for fire extinguisher access.

 

HIT TO PASS RUNNING RULES

Safety first – helmets must be DOT or Snell approved and in good condition. NO OPEN FACED HELMETS.

Must wear treated coveralls or racing suit, helmet, gloves, and eye protection (face mask or goggles).

No hitting in drivers door.

No turning on track or going in opposite direction.

No brake spiking.

All events will be lap counted; number of cars will determine number of laps.  Cars with most completed laps will be the winning cars for each event. (Main Event: First car to complete 100 laps or last car running that is the closest to completing 100 Laps) You MUST hit for EVERY pass.  You must obey the flagman at all times.  If the cars get going too fast, the flagman will slow them down with the blue flag, if you are not hitting EVERY pass, he will again give you this flag.  If you do not comply, you will be given the black flag.  This means you are disqualified from the day’s events.

Nothing can be dragging on pavement and no flat tires to be run on pavement.  Flagman will determine and direct cars to come into pits and remove any hanging unsafe objects and or flat tires. 

All safety issues will be strictly enforced.

If your car does not pass tech (tech sheet provided) it cannot run. 

SAFETY MUST BE FIRST!

 

PIT ENTRANCE RULES:

 Everyone in the pits must comply with all other track rules within the rule book.

Waiver forms must be signed by all persons entering the pit area.

No children under the age of 14 are permitted in the pit area.

Pit passes/wrist bands must be worn appropriately.

ABSOLUTELY NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL PERMITTED.

Anyone not complying with pit rules will be asked to leave the pit area.

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