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2017 rules will be posted Soon!

General Rules: 2016

All Cars to display Renegade Race Fuel decal. RACEceivers will be used.

  1. Safety Inspection tag is mandatory before you are allowed on the track. 2016 Houston Area Track Safety Inspection tag is valid.
  2. Safety Inspection tags will be available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Tech.
  3. Items inspected: All personal safety gear, 5 point seat belts/ fastened securely, seat secure, window net/ arm restraints, helmet (neck brace), driving suit, wrecker pick-up points front and rear. Other safety items as required by your class. No large holes in fire wall. No sharp edges on bumpers, nerf bars, fender such to cut another car’s tire. You are not to race without an Inspection Tag. Cost: $-0-
  4. Any car coming to Tech without a 2016 VALID Safety Inspection tag issued, after Heat, Dash, D, C, B, or A is disqualified.
  5. Non-engine Tech inspection is optional for all classes and will be conducted at Tech at any time.
  6. Weight: All weights are post-race. You weigh with the car as it finished the race. ie: missing parts.
  7. No radios, no mirrors, scanners, or cell phones allowed in the race car while on the track. ONLY ONE Raceceiver Allowed per car/driver. No race communications.
  8. No traction control devices allowed. All rear ends must be locked.
  9. No gasoline or methanol additives for the enhancement of power.
  10. All drive shafts are to be painted white or silver.
  11. No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed in the pit area before or during your races.
  12. Qualification remains with the driver, not the car. Which means the driver is qualified, but if the driver changes cars, they must start in the rear of the race in which the driver is qualified for.
  13. One registration per driver per class is required. Maximum Two Classes.
  14. Any ballast that is not welded in place must be painted white or silver.
  15. No recaps. Asphalt take offs are legal in some classes. No Claims.
  16. Tech is not the place to find out your car is not legal. Know the rules, and know your car. DO NOT argue with the Tech Officials. Tech ruling is final!
The rules, regulations, and procedures contained herein were established for the racing events and to provide information for minimum requirements for the events. These rules shall govern the speedway events and by participating in these events all competitors and participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. No expressed or implied warranty of complete safety shall result from the publication or compliance with these rules, regulations, or procedures. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of this sport and in no way are a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators or others. Racing is a dangerous sport. Allow safety to be on your side.


2016 Modified:

  1. 2016 USMTS, USRA Modified rules apply. IMCA ok.
  2. Any steel locked rear end is allowed, quick change okay steel tubes only.
  3. Bert, Brinn, Falcon, RaceGator and Mitchell internal clutch allowed. No In/Out boxes.
  4. No aluminum suspension parts allowed. Only solid design radius rods, and arms.
  5. Any steel 15″ x 8″ wheel, any offset, any beadlock.
  6. Modified tires only: Hoosier stamped G60 (NO A, D, H) or American Racer KK704 stamped allowed. May be grooved / siped. NO Softies. Tires will be Durometered.
  7. Engine type determines spoilers allowed, weight and RPM chip. Option1: Spec Engine: GM Crate 604 ((6400.rpm chip) OR CT525 crate (7300.rpm chip) Both engines= Spoiler 5″.
  8. Weight 2450 lbs max. If CT525 engine minimum two 30 lb weights added at or ahead of motor mounts and above spark plugs. Option2: Concept Engine: (8000 rpm chip). Spoiler 5″ Weight 2400 lbs. Option3: Open Engine: Spoiler 3″ Weight 2500 lbs with 23-degree heads, 2550 lbs with <23-degree heads. With non-Brodix Spec aluminum heads 50lbs in front of motor plate. >375ci must use 8400 rpm chip, <374ci must use 9000 rpm chip. Must declare Heads /Weight at tech and with weight display on left side windshield post!
  9. No Claims.

2016 Mod-Lite / Dwarf:

  1. Mufflers not required.
  2. Body: Mod-Lites and Classic both allowed. Texas Stars body rules.
  3. Tires: Hoosier Medium Bozz tread V, Stars plated, or Goodyear G45, G50 allowed. All must duro 40 before race.
  4. Wheels: Max 8″ steel wheels allowed. Beadlocks allowed.
  5. Engines: GSXR 1000, Honda CBR 1000 RR, Yamaha YZFR1, Kawasaki ZX 10, Max compression 230 psi. 1000cc Stock engines. (2014 newest legal engine). Must remain stock bore and stroke, stock rods and pistons and cams. All head components must remain stock. Cams must be stock as per original equipment manufacturer, Optional sprocket, slots ok. ONLY OEM stock ignition system. Power Commanders up to 5USB and/or TFI may be used.
  6. Engine must retain its stock fuel induction system. May run aftermarket air filters/headers/oil pan. Power Commander up to 5 USB, and TFI are legal. NO Bazzaz, auto tune or programmable ECU. Older carbureted engines allowed, Secondary butterflies may be removed. 1250cc max. Must be an originally a carbureted motor.
  7. Weight: 1315 lbs. 6. Brakes: 3 working brakes with calipers and steel rotors.
  8. Suspension: Torque absorbing devices allowed. Max 3-link. Max 30″ trailing arms, 8. Gears: Quick Change with steel tubes allowed, any gear. Axles must be locked. No bird cages.

2016 Limited Modified:

  1. Chassis. 107-109″ wheelbase. All suspension parts must be stock for 78-87 GM metric frame. After market bushings allowed. No offsets. Upper control arm mounts may be moved. Upper control arms stock appearing aftermarket. Spindles and rotors, stock.
  2. Stock brakes, minimum 3 complete working brakes assemblies required. Any shock okay that fits stock frame/suspension Spacers OK.
  3. Body. Modified style.
  4. Wheel base Min= 107 1/2″ at Tech.
  5. Max 362ci. May use GM crate engine #88958602, or 19258602 ONLY. Must be sealed with factory seals MUST be present and not show any evidence of tampering!
  6. Flat top pistons only, No six inch rods. Max 1.94 in, 1.50 ex. 11/32, Heads: 997, 445, 882, 624, 441, 487, 993, 185, 920, 862, 598, 493, 336, 126 ONLY, no X-Heads. may use Engine Quest (EQ) stock Replacement (SR) cylinder head, GM part #CH3501. 180 psi max. No Roller cam.
  7. ONLY Carburetor 4412-500cfm on ALL engines except crates which can use any 4 barrel. GoNoGo will be used on 4412.
  8. Wheels. 15x8 with any offset. Right Rear bead lock is allowed.
  9. Tires. 8. H-Stamped Hoosier 500 or IMCA Stamp. Tires will be Durometered.
  10. Weight. 2315 lbs. IMCA cars must match rules above except EQ heads allowed.

2016 Factory Stock:  

  1. Update 10/23/2016.
  2. If you are ARKLATEX legal, you are allowed race.
  3. American made passenger car. Two or four door car is allowed. Steel roof required. Trucks bodies are allowed.
  4. Full floor pan not required. Quick Steer OK.
  5. Engine. All Engines: Stock OEM cast steel block in stock Location. Max. 364 ci. Stock bore (+0.065) and stock stroke combinations only. After market pulleys and balancer allowed. Hydraulic cam only, MAX .450 lift at valve. Compression Rule 175 psi. Only single spring, steel open chamber heads (no 461,462, nor Vortec etc, must match block (305 heads 305 block OK.). Max valve 1.94, 11/32 No port/polish. No fuel injection. Stock OEM (iron or aluminum) unaltered intakes only, plus VictorJr #2901. Carburetor: Holley 4412-500cfm maximum allowed. After market metering block ok. GoNoGo will be used. May use adapter / spacer with 1 in max thickness. Ignition: Stock/ stock replacement,
  6. Transmission must be stock with working torque (10.25min) converter or (10.1min) clutch/flywheel combination.
  7. Rear end. Stock for year and make. Axles must be locked. 6. Fuel. Gasoline only. No performance enhancement additives.
  8. Brakes Stock Drum or all steel rear disc brakes allowed. Minimum 3 complete working brake assemblies. No proportioning valves.
  9. Suspension stock. Any steel spring allowed.
  10. Shocks must be stock mount on shock and car in stock location. After market suspension bushings allowed. No jack bolts. No adjustable spring spacers.
  11. Wheels. Maximum 8x15 steel.
  12. Tires: Asphalt pull offs ONLY. Siping/ Grooving OK. Must durometer 50 or more.
  13. No headers allowed.
  14. Weight: 52% rule applies. 3000 lbs built engines. 
  15. Driver. CURRENT Pure / Factory Stock drivers ONLY. If you didn’t race Pure / Factory stock prior to July 4, 2016 you are not eligible. Need Clarification? Call.

2016 Street Stock:

  1. Update: 10/15/16
  2. Any American made passenger car with full frame, PLUS Nova and Camaro allowed.
  3. Chassis. Full stock frame or uni-body frame. Uni-body sub-frames must be tied together. NESmith approved frames allowed.
  4. Suspension. After market steel springs allowed. Lowering blocks are okay. Any steel shocks max 4, allowed, may be relocated. IMCA Stamped upper control arms and tubular arms okay. Any ball joint.
  5. Body. Steel/ aluminum body only. No fiberglass except roof. No Late Model style bodies.
  6. All interior panels may be removed.
  7. Steering. Stock steering box and idler arm must be used. Tubular tie rods ok. Quick steer okay.
  8. Fuel/systems. Gasoline only, no performance enhancement additives. Mechanical fuel pump only. Holley 500  4412 ONLY! GoNoGo will be used.
  9. Ignition. Stock/ stock replacement, HEI aftermarket ok.
  10. ENGINE OPTION 1: Crate SPEC Engine #88958602 /19258602 engine may run any 4-barrel carburetor. All carb main body must be Original manufactured. Metering blocks and base plate may be aluminum non-Holley. May use carburetor spacer on crate engine. Weight 2975 lbs. ENGINE OPTION 2: Maximum 364 cubic inches. Aftermarket Steel rods ok. Flat top pistons must be used. No port or polish. Screw in studs/ guide plates are okay. Steel heads only. Vortec #12407, or Engine Quest GM part # 350c or any OEM straight plug head. Cast iron or aluminum intake okay. Weight 3175 lbs. Any other head weight is 3275 lbs. ENGINE OPTION 3: Engines larger than 362 cubic inches. All other engine rules from Option 2 apply. If any other steel head (max 2.02, 1.68) Weight minimum 3375 lbs. Bore and Stroke must be displayed on left side window post or hood.
  11. Engine Location: #1 spark plug must be no further back than 1″ from front upper left ball joint, as measured with a square on the block. Penalty of 50lbs per inch added in front of left front ball joint. 1982-92 Camaros setback 14. from center of steering box slack bolt to first header bolt.
  12. Exhaust. Headers okay.
  13. Automatics may have working torque converter. Standards with clutch must have aftermarket safety steel bell housing. Bert /Brinn ok. Ball spline NOT allowed. Starters required. 13. No after-market link system. Ford 9in OK. Floaters OK. Must be 100% steel.
  14. Wheels. Maximum 15x 8 steel, Ten inch (10″) wheels allowed ONLY with Asphalt pull offs. Bead-locks allowed. Tires: Hoosier Stamped G60, H500, KK-704. No softeners. CAUTION! Tires must durometer more than 48! All tires may be grooved/siped.
  15. Drivers must declare weight they are running at driver check-in and MUST BE DISPLAYED on LEFT side WINDOW POST.

2016. 305 Sprints:

Southern United Sprints, Louisiana Bayou Sprinters, Smileys Sprints, and RaceSavers are welcome.

  1. Sprint cars only. Frame and body must have a sprint car appearance. Wheel base 80 in minimum, 95 in max.
  2. RACESAVER 305 SPEC head. 10.25:1 maximum compression ratio, checked w/ Whistle. Max CI= 317. ZERO Tolerance. Max Stroke 3.50.
  3. RR= Hoosier RACESAVER plated ONLY. No softeners allowed. Minimum durometer for RR = 35, LR less than 33. RR Bead lock required. No Bleeders.
  4. Wing maximums: 25 sq. ft., 61 in wide, side boards 30 in by 72.5 in.
  5. Weight 1550 lbs after race. 100 lb. penalty for use of any electronic components, including: ignition, ECUs or driver aids, which means 1650 lbs!


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