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  • SportMod Rules 2017

    I.M.C.A. CANADA INC.

    1. O. Box 68, Youngstown, AB,

    T0J 3P0

    Tele: 403.779.2218   Fax: 403.779.2045

    Email: imcacan@netago.ca

    SportMod Rules – 2017   

    Revised November 2016. Revisions / clarifications underlined, recommendations italicized.

    Refer to 2017 IMCA Canada Rule Book for General Rules.

     

    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 EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.

     

    The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

     

    1. SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Rules apply at all times car is on track. Snell-rated SA2005, SA2010 or SA2015 helmet required. Roll bar padding required in driver compartment. Recommended: Fire retardant padding. SFI-approved full fire suit required. Fire retardant gloves, shoes and neck brace (or head and neck restraint) required. Right and left seat head supports required if using head and neck restraint system. Recommended: Fire retardant head sock and underwear, collapsible steering shaft. Driver-side window net required, minimum 16 inch by 20 inch ribbon or mesh style, and must be mounted to roll cage so latch is at top front of window. Maximum four inch tall visor attached to window net. Minimum three inch (two inch with head restraint system) wide SFI-approved five point safety belt assembly required, must be mounted securely to main roll cage. Recommended: Safety belts no more than two years old. Kill switch required within easy reach of driver and must be clearly marked ‘OFF’ and ‘ON’.
    2. FRAME: (see frame drawing) 1964 or newer OEM perimeter American rear-wheel drive passenger car frame only. No sport car frames. Frame must be full and complete, cannot be widened or narrowed, and must be able to support roll cage on both sides. Exceptions are: weight jack in original center line of spring tower allowed; frame may be cut a maximum 36 inches forward from center of rear end housing; horns may be removed in front of steering box and notched maximum one inch at bottom for tie rod clearance; front crossmember may be notched and boxed for radiator and/or steering clearance; maximum seven inch wide opening in side of spring tower for spring removal. Maximum two inch wide by four inch tall frame stiffener may be welded directly to outside of left side frame rail, left top frame rail can be removed inside cockpit. (Refer to www.imca.com  for OEM frame dimensions). Minimum wheelbase 108 inches, maximum 112 inches, both sides. Maximum overall width shall not exceed 78 inches from outside of tire to outside of tire. For cars using OEM rear suspension design, rear of frame behind rear tires no further forward than one inch behind factory seam, may be replaced with two inch by three inch steel tubing with 0.095 inch wall thickness. No part of frame or body can be lower than four inches from ground except front crossmember and rear underslung.
    3. ROLL CAGE: Must consist of continuous hoops, minimum 1.75 inch O.D. tubing, with minimum wall thickness of 0.095 inch for main cage, frame-mounted in at least six places. Recommended: low carbon or mild steel. Must consist of a configuration of front, rear and top hoops connected by tubing on sides or side hoops. Driver’s head must not protrude outside cage with helmet on. Roll cage must be securely supported and braced with minimum one cross bar in top halo. Foot protection bar required. Main cage no further forward than rear of engine. All bars forward of cage must be lower than hood.
    4. DOOR BARS: All driver side door bars and uprights must be minimum 1.5 inch O.D. with 0.083 inch wall thickness. Minimum three driver side door bars, parallel to ground and perpendicular to driver, and welded to front and rear of roll cage. Passenger side must have at least one cross door bar, horizontal or angled, minimum 1.25 inch O.D. with 0.083 inch wall thickness, and one horizontal top door bar, minimum 1.5 inch O.D. with 0.083 inch wall thickness. Steel door plate, 18 gauge or 0.049 inch minimum thickness, must be securely welded to outside of driver side door bars and cover area from top door bar to bottom door bar and from rear hoop down-post to five inches in front of seat. Must be visible for inspection.
    5. BODY: (See diagram) No composite or plastic body panels allowed except roof rock guard and hood scoop. Body and interior deck must be same width, front to rear, and parallel to OEM frame. Aluminum nose panel must be flat. Maximum 2.250 inch side fins allowed on aluminum nose. IMCA-approved plastic nosepieces allowed. Nose must be mounted in an approved manner and can extend no higher than front top of hood. Nose piece must remain inside confines of front bumper (exception is plastic valance) and be no lower than four inches below frame horns. Cooling holes allowed. Engine compartment must remain open (no side panels). Hood must cover radiator, be level or sloped down at front, enclosed and maximum two inches above interior deck at rear. No panel in front of right door to engine compartment. No inner panels. No complete or half-car covers, rear tail cover allowed in personal pit area only. Must have front and rear roof support posts. Driver and passenger side windows must have at least 12 inch opening (height and width), measured at center of window, between lowest point at top and highest point at bottom. Solid sail panels only. Roof must be fiberglass or aluminum, full size and rounded down in all directions (see diagram). No dished roofs allowed. Driver roof hatch allowed. Maximum 1.5 inch rolled down rock guard allowed on roof front. Maximum four inch roof sides allowed. Maximum one inch ridge down sides of roof. Maximum one inch rear roof stiffener (must face down). Sail panels must remain within the dimensions of drawing and may not extend ahead of back of seat. Rear spoiler allowed, maximum five inches in material height and maximum 66 inches wide. Spoiler may have maximum one inch rear stiffener, must be one inch or more down from top. Maximum three spoiler braces allowed, must be mounted in line. Spoiler braces must resemble all aspects of drawing. Spoiler must be mounted within confines of spoiler braces. No additional fins, lips, wings or vortex generators allowed. Maximum four inch plastic skirting allowed on bottom of doors, quarters and nose. No reflective doors or quarter panels. Car number must be minimum four inches thick and 20 inches tall and clearly visible, on both sides and roof of car; six inches tall on rear and front if possible.
    6. DRIVER COMPARTMENT: Must have minimum three windshield bars in front of driver. Lexan or aluminum cowl panel in front of driver can be no wider than cockpit and no farther back than steering wheel. Minimum 0.125 inch aluminum, or 0.060 inch steel, complete floor pan required. Aluminum high-back seat only and must be bolted in, using minimum 0.375 inch bolts, next to left side frame rail and ahead of rear tires. Bottom of seat can be no lower than bottom of frame rail. Driver must be sealed off from track, driveline, engine, fuel cell, canisters and pumps. Accumulators cannot be mounted between driver and left-side door bars. No driver-adjustable devices allowed while car is in competition except brake adjuster. No mirrors of any kind.
    7. FRONT SUSPENSION: All components must be steel, unaltered OEM, in OEM location, and replaceable by OEM parts. Exceptions are: tube-type upper A-frames with or without aluminum or steel cross shaft, and mounts can be moved; stamped steel OEM replacement lower A-frames; rubber, nylon or steel lower A-frame bushings, no offset or bearing type; one welded shock mount on lower A-frame; no screw jack type shock mounts; OEM or OEM replacement rebuildable ball joints allowed. Lower A-frames must be right and left, and of same design. Lower A-frame mounts and bolt holes on frame must be within OEM specifications. No sway bar. No suspension stops of any kind allowed.
    8. STEERING: No rack and pinion. All components must be steel, unaltered OEM, in OEM location. Exceptions are: outer tie rod end and adjustment sleeve may be replaced by a minimum 0.625 inch steel rod end and steel tube; spindles can be ground for brake caliper clearance only; unaltered, OEM replacement Pinto spindles with ‘IMCA’ raised cast; replacement spindle with Speedway Motors raised cast - part numbers 91034501 and 91034511; bolt on spindle savers allowed; steel steering shafts and knuckles only; driver compartment steering may be modified, must be kept on left side. Spindles must be right and left, and of same design. Quick release required - steering quickener and steering wheel may be aluminum. Idler arm, pitman arm, and center link must match frame.
    9. SHOCKS: One steel, nonadjustable, unaltered shock per wheel only. All shocks must completely collapse at any time. No external or internal bumpers or stops. One shock mount allowed, must be welded. No shocks allowed on screw jacks. No bulb-type, threaded body, coil over, air, or remote reservoir shocks. Maximum 2.125 inch O.D. shock body. No Schrader valves or bladder type valve allowed. Front half may be shielded. One or all shocks may be claimed per event for $50 each, counting as one claim on card, following shock claim procedures (Refer to www.imca.com).
    10. SPRINGS: One steel coil or multi-leaf (rear) spring per wheel only. Minimum 4.5 inches O.D., maximum 13 inch free height, non-progressive coils only. No torsion bars, air bags, inner liners or spring rubbers allowed.
    11. REAR SUSPENSION: All components must be steel. No covers allowed. All mounts and brackets must be welded or bolted solid. Coil springs must remain vertical and over center line of rear-end housing. No coil-over eliminators allowed. No chains, cables or tethers. Exception is: solid safety chains securely mounted frame to axle housing only (cannot be mounted to any floating device), no springs or rubbers allowed. Rear shocks cannot be mounted on control arms. All rear control arms and panhard bars must be straight. Must utilize one of the following designs:

    (A) Aftermarket three link design requirements: Must use 16 inch minimum, 24 inch maximum lower control arms. Must use one upper control arm, solid tube only, centered over drive shaft front to rear (one inch tolerance). Must use minimum 23 inch panhard bar located behind rear end housing. Lower spring perch must be welded to rear-end housing. Bottom of rear spring must remain within 0.75 inch of the axle tube. Must use steel upper weight jack. No floating or bearing rear spring perches/cups allowed, top or bottom. No suspension stops or adjustable underslung of any kind allowed.

    (B) Multi-leaf spring design requirements: Must use steel multi-leaf springs with no additional suspension components besides one shock per wheel. Adjustable aluminum lowering blocks allowed.

    (C) OEM stock design requirements: Rear crossmember, control arm mounts and bolt holes on frame must be in stock location. All components must be unaltered, approved OEM, and match frame. Control arms cannot be altered in any way. Steel, rubber or nylon control arm bushings only. Springs must remain in stock location. Lower spring perch must be welded to rear-end housing. Must use steel upper weight jack.

    1. REAR END: Any steel approved OEM passenger car or truck non-cambered rear end (housing and carrier) allowed. Safety hubs (floater) allowed. All components must be steel, except lowering blocks, axle and U-joint caps, and drive flange. One inch inspection hole in housing required. Mini-spools only. Solid steel axles only. No quick change devices. One piece drive flange only. No torque dividing mini spools or differentials. Ring gear, center section and yoke cannot be lightened.
    2. BUMPERS: (See diagram) Steel bumpers must be on front and rear and welded, or securely mounted with minimum .375 inch bolts. Rear bumper must be constructed of solid square, or minimum 1.25 inch O.D. tubing with 0.095 wall thickness, (similar to diagram), maximum six inches beyond rear deck, no wider than five inches outside of rear frame rails. If wider than five inches outside rear frame rails, must be bent forward 90 degrees, or constructed in a loop design. Must have at least one upright, minimum 1.25 inch with 0.065 wall thickness, from bumper to fuel cell guard. Two-bar front bumper must be minimum 1.25 inch O.D. tubing with minimum 0.065 wall thickness (maximum 0.095 inch) mounted frame-end to frame-end, no wider than width of material outside frame horns and with bottom loop parallel to ground. Top bar must be directly above bottom bar, minimum 6.5 inches apart, measured center to center. All bumpers and rub rails must be capped with no sharp edges.
    3. TIRES/WHEELS: Must use unaltered Hoosier Race tire, G60-15 with IMCA stamped on sidewall. No chemical softening, conditioning, or grooving of tires (Refer to www.imca.com for automatic penalties). Tires may be ground or siped within confines of tread (not past factory straight line). No re-caps. All wheels must be three or four inch backspace and display white ‘IMCA approved’ decal and wheel manufacturer decal. No wheel adapters, spacers or bleeder valves. May use IMCA approved bead lock, on right rear only. External, steel bead lock only and it cannot make wheel any narrower than eight inches and no wider than 8.75 inches. Must use only steel bolts. Foam type or plastic outer mud cover allowed on right side wheels. Inner mud cover allowed on left rear only. Must use minimum one inch O.D. steel lug nuts.
    4. BRAKES: Must be steel approved OEM, operative four wheel, drum or disc. Must maintain minimum OEM dimensions for hubs/rotors and calipers, cannot be lightened. No oil bath front hubs. Bolt pattern may be changed. Larger studs allowed. Rear rotors may be aftermarket 0.81 inch thickness (new). Vented solid surface rotors only, no scalloped or ceramic coated rotors. No brake shut-off or pressure sensitive devices. One front to rear proportioning device allowed. Brake lines must be visible. Rear caliper brackets must be welded or bolted solid to rear-end housing.
    5. EXHAUST: Round tube headers only. All primary header tubes must enter directly into one collector, at same point, at end of header. Collector and turn down length maximum nineteen inches total. Non-stepped, painted headers only. No heat wrap. Schoenfeld mufflers, stamped IMCA609, IMCA930, or IMCA935 must be used if track has noise reduction rule of 98 dB or more (exception is California). All exhaust must go through mufflers, two per car one per header. No pan evac systems, exhaust sensors, merge collectors, cross-overs, inserts, cones or balance tubes.
    6. FUEL SYSTEM: Racing fuel cell required, maximum 32 gallon capacity (Recommended :12 gallon), must be in minimum 20 gauge steel container. Must be securely mounted behind rear axle, between rear tires, minimum four inches ahead of bumper, minimum 10 inches above ground. Must mount with minimum on inch square tubing or two solid steel straps around entire cell, two inches wide and 0.125 inch thick. All cell mounts must be steel, securely welded to frame/cage. Protective tubing must cover rear and extend past both sides of cell. No part of cell shall be lower than protective tubing. Fuel cell vents, including cap vent, must have check valves. If fuel cell does not have aircraft style positive seal filler neck/cap system - a flapper, spring or ball type filler rollover valve is required. Fuel shut-off recommended. Pick-up must be on top or right side of cell. One fuel filter allowed. No cool cans. Air cleaner top/stud cannot direct air into carburetor. No top flow air cleaner housings or cold air boxes. Mechanical OEM type push rod fuel pumps only. Maximum 0.100 inch thick carburetor gaskets on all engines.

    CLAIM ENGINE: must use IMCA approved naturally aspirated, unaltered 500 c.f.m. Holley - part no. 0-4412, may be modified to Holley HP Dorton part no. 0-80583-1 specs only. Float bowl must face forward. Any adapter, maximum one inch thick. No throttle bore adjustable carburetor spacers.

    GM CRATE ENGINE: may use any Holley 4-barrel carburetor, all components (float bowls and main body) must be Holley manufactured. Metering blocks and base plate may be billet aluminum non-Holley. No aerosol-style carburetors allowed. May use Speedway Motors part #545-64940 or Moroso part #64940 carburetor spacer on crate. All carburetors, may be exchanged, style for style only, following same procedure as engine claim. Driver claiming carburetor may not claim engine or shocks on same night.

    1. FUEL: Gasoline only. Racing fuel allowed. No E85. Recommended: pump grade. No performance enhancing or scented additives. Fuel must pass both dielectric meter and chemical tests. Fuel sample may be taken from any car at any time (Refer to www.imca.com for automatic penalties).
    2. WEIGHT: Minimum weight limit of 2,500 pounds, no tolerance, after race with driver in car. No weights and/or loose objects in driver compartment, above interior deck or outside body. Weights must be securely mounted to frame or roll cage and painted white with car number on it. Must be attached with at least two 0.5 inch bolts. No titanium, magnesium, or carbon fiber products. Exceptions are: carbon fiber rock guard and hood scoop. Solid steel fasteners only.
    3. BATTERY/STARTER: One 12 volt battery only, must be securely mounted between frame rails, and positive terminal must be covered. Car must have capability of starting without being pushed or pulled. Car must leave initial staging area on demand, unaided, or go to rear of that race. Starter must bolt on block in OEM location and directly engage flexplate/flywheel.
    4. GAUGES/ELECTRONICS: No unapproved cameras, transmitting or listening devices (exception is one-way Race Receiver radio by officials), timing retard controls, or digital gauges (including tach). No electronic monitoring computer devices capable of storing or transmitting information except memory recall analog tach. 12 volt ignition system and OEM HEI distributor only. Ford/Chrysler may use HEI distributor. No billet distributors or crank triggers. Ignition rotor, cap, coil and module must remain OEM appearing. Crate engine MUST use unaltered MSD #8728 or #8727CT rev-control and 6,200 rpm chip. Claim engine MAY use MSD #8728 or #8727CT rev-control with any rpm chip. $1,000 fine for altered rev-limiter components. No unapproved or additional ignition accessories allowed. All components must be out of reach of driver, but with rev-control easily accessible facing up or out for inspection. All wiring must be visible for inspection. Only gauges allowed are analog oil pressure, fuel pressure, brake bias, water temperature and tach. OEM type alternator with internal regulator allowed. No electronic traction control devices (Refer to www.imca.com for automatic penalties).
    5. TRANSMISSION/DRIVE SHAFT: All forward and reverse gears must be operational, plus a neutral position. With engine running and car in still position, driver must be able to engage car in gear and move forward, then backward. Only OEM production transmissions allowed. No ‘in and out’ boxes or quickchange devices allowed. Functioning shift levers must be in OEM location. One steel or aluminum OEM style/size flywheel or steel OEM style/size flexplate allowed, must be bolted directly to end of crankshaft.

    Automatic: Must be unaltered, two or three speed, OEM production case with a functioning OEM appearing pump. Aluminum OEM bellhousing may be replaced with aftermarket explosion-proof steel or aluminum bellhousing. Original OEM bellhousing must have approved scattershield constructed of minimum 0.125 inch by three inch steel, 270 degrees around flexplate. Only external lines allowed are for transmission cooler. Splined drive flange coupler or torque converter (10 inch minimum) only. No bump starts allowed.

    Manual: Must be unaltered, three or four speed, OEM production case and have a working 7.25 inch minimum diameter, steel and/or aluminum, single or multi-disc clutch and pressure plate bolted directly to flywheel/flexplate. These components must rotate, consistent with engine rpm, while car is in any gear. Must use explosion-proof steel bellhousing with one hole for throw out bearing lever or hose, must be 270 degrees around top of clutch and flywheel/ flexplate area. Hydraulic clutch pedal allowed with manual transmission only. Drive Shaft: Steel slip-yokes only. Minimum two inch diameter, white, steel drive shaft. 360-degree drive shaft loop required and must be constructed of at least 0.25 inch by two inch steel, or one inch tubing, mounted six inches back from front U-joint.

    1. ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Rear of engine (bellhousing flange) must be mounted at least 72 inches forward from centerline of rear axle. Engine offset must be kept within two inches of centerline of front crossmember with engine level. Minimum 11 inch engine height from ground to center of crankshaft V-belt aluminum or steel pulleys only. Copper/brass or aluminum radiator only and must be mounted in front of engine. No vacuum pumps, oil coolers, remote oil filters or sprinkler systems.
    2. ENGINE OPTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS: All cars utilizing a GM602 crate engine must clearly display on both front roof posts the word CRATE. Must be contrasting in color from body, minimum two inches tall. Markers not acceptable.

    (A) CRATE ENGINE: Must use unaltered sealed GM #88958602 or #19258602 crate engine. Effective January 1, 2019, all GM 602 Crate engines must have IMCA Cable-Lok seals. Upon inspection, any different, altered or missing GM seal bolts will result in disqualification, loss of all IMCA points for the season, $5,000 fine and a 30-day suspension from all IMCA-sanctioned events. GM seal bolt exception is IMCA approved and issued Cable-Lok repair system, and oil pan may be replaced by IMCA certified repair center with Champ pan #CP57LTRB and Champ pick-up #1012SB, or Kevko pan #1090NRHw/ISP and Kevko pick-up #1003-3/4. $250 fine for any crate engine not using required spacer, pushrods, valve springs or rocker arms. Any driver using crate engine cannot claim engine or have engine claimed. During same season, no driver is allowed to claim an engine after competing with a crate. If a driver switches to a crate after claiming an engine, the crate engine is then claimable.

    (B) CLAIM ENGINE: All engines must be able to be used in conventional passenger car without alterations. External engine casting and threaded holes cannot be altered.

    BLOCK: OEM steel passenger vehicle production block only. No GM Bowtie, Ford SVO or Chrysler W components allowed. GM approved block numbers are: 10105123, 10066034, 3892657, 3914660, 3914678, 3932388, 3932386, 3956618, 3970000, 3970006, 3970010, 3970014, 10066033, 10066036, 10243880, 14010207, 14010209, 14010287, 14016376, 14016379, 10054727, 14088528, 14088548, 14088552, 14093638, 14101148. Stroke must match block. No 400 or larger cubic inch parts allowed. Maximum 361 cubic inches (GM); 363 (Ford); 370 (Chrysler). Violation of cubic inch limit must be verified by removal of head and will result in disqualification, loss of all IMCA points for the season, $1,000 fine and a 30-day suspension. Maximum compression ratio is 9.0 to 1, no tolerance. Compression ratio checked using Whistler and cubic inches checked using pump, OR by visual inspection of part and/or casting numbers, pistons, etc. (track option which method is used). Flat top or dished pistons only, no gas-ported pistons. OEM or OEM appearing replacement steel crankshaft only - cannot be lightened. No aerowing, bullnose, knife edge, undercut or drilling of second or third rod throws. OEM or OEM appearing replacement cast steel rods only – GM 5.7 inch, 6 inch or GM Vortec rod part number 10108688 allowed. Cap screw allowed. No splayed main caps. Conventional flat tappet cam and lifters only, cannot alter lifter bores. OEM firing order cannot be changed (GM: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2). May use oil restrictors. ‘Wet’ sump oiling system only. Steel oil pans only. Racing oil pans allowed. Mandatory one inch inspection hole in all pans – no obstructions to crank and rods. Accumulator allowed. CYLINDER HEADS: Steel only. Must be unaltered approved OEM and minimum 76 cc combustion chamber (GM). Only GM OEM approved head numbers are: 14079267, 3986336, 3986339, 3986339X, 3986388, 3932441, 376445, 3928454, 3932454, 3876487, 3973487, 3973487X, 3973493, 3951598, 468642, 330862, 333882, 3998920, 3998991, 3998993, 3998997, 3970126. Maximum size valves on these heads are 2.02 inch intake and 1.60 inch exhaust. May use Stock Replacement (SR) cylinder heads: Engine Quest (EQ) GM part number CH350I, (EQ) Chrysler part number CH318B, World Products Ford part number 53030 - 1.250 inch (± .015 tolerance) maximum O.D. valve springs. All SR heads must remain as produced, seat angles and valve sizes can not be changed: three angle valve job only (absolutely no casting removal in valve pocket of EQ or World Products head, for any reason); Ford - no SVO heads; Chrysler - no W-2 heads, 360 cubic inch heads only. No porting, polishing or unapproved alterations allowed to any cylinder head or intake, disqualification and $250 fine if illegal. Guide plates, screw-in shouldered studs (GM 0.375-inch max) and polylocks allowed. No stud girdles. Steel roller tip rocker arms allowed. GM - 1.250 inch (± .015 tolerance) maximum O.D. valve springs, no beehive valve springs allowed.

    INTAKE: Unaltered, approved OEM cast iron low rise, two- or four-barrel. Only unaltered (no porting or polishing) aftermarket aluminum intakes allowed are: Weiand GM #7547, #7547-1; Ford #7515, #8023 or #7516; Chrysler #8022; Edelbrock GM #2701; Ford #7121, #7181, #7183; Chrysler #2176. Cooling lines allowed on aluminum intakes. Unaltered OEM type harmonic balancer only. OEM type steel or aluminum water pumps only.

    1. ENGINE CLAIMING RULES: Refer to www.imca.com for claim eligibility requirements.

    (A) $550 cash claim on engine, $25 goes to wrecker for pulling engine and $25 goes to official.

    (B) Claim does not include - 1. flywheel, 2. clutch, 3. pressure plate, 4. bellhousing, 5. breathers, 6. carburetor, 7. starter, 8. motor mounts, 9. oil/temp. sending units, 10. fan and pulleys, 11. clutch ball, 12. clutch arm, 13. throw out bearing, 14. dip stick, 15. water pump, 16. fuel pump, rod and plate, 17. distributor, 18. plug wires, 19. water outlet and restrictor, 20. headers.

    NOTE: During engine claim, block and head numbers should be verified, heads, intake, connecting rods and crankshaft should be visually inspected and one spark plug must be removed to check flat top or dish pistons prior to transfer of engine to claiming driver. If, at this time, engine is found illegal, claimed driver is disqualified and suspended from all IMCA sanctioned events until such time as a $250 fine is paid, for first offense. Claimer then has option to accept or decline engine - if declined, driver is not charged with claim. Second offense penalties will be $500 fine and/or suspension.

    1. POINT STRUCTURE /PROCEDURES: Refer to www.imca.com.
    2. EIRI: (Except in rare instances) Decisions of officials are final and binding without exception. In some cases, track safety rules may take precedence over IMCA rules - any discrepancy between IMCA and track rules should be brought to the attention of IMCA. Any rule changes or clarifications during the course of the year will be amended at www.imca.com as well as published in Inside IMCA, the official newsletter of IMCA, and will be considered as an official part of these rules.

     

    For more information, call Bruce Hampton at (403) 651-7972 Primary- cell phone. Or (403) 779-2218 Res.

    Copyright © 2017 IMCA Canada Inc. All rights reserved.

    No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form, without prior written permission.

     

    2017 NORTHERN SPORTMOD – RULES AMENDMENTS AND POLICIES FOR CANADA ONLY!

    Rule # 2. FRAME: No part of race car can be lower than four inches from ground except front crossmember and oil pan and sway bar and rear underslung with driver in car.

    Rule # 7. FRONT SUSPENSION:  For ASHPALT tracks. Aftermarket tubular sway bar allowed. Does not have to be  mounted OEM. No spline sway bars allowed.

    Rule # 14. TIRES: For asphalt tracks. Must use unaltered Hoosier, 26.5/8.0-15 or 27/8.0-15, 700 or 800 compound rib tire. Tires may be ground or siped within confines of tread ( not past factory straight line.) The asphalt tires you start racing on are the tires you must use all day. Exception is when the tire is damaged and not useable, with approval of an I.M.C.A. Tech Official the tire can be changed.

    Rule #16. EXHAUST: The ‘Flo-Pro’ – “ Twister” muffler, Part No. 414881, (4 inches diameter by 18 inches long, with a 3 ½ inches O.D. inlet and outlet) are mandatory at I.M.C.A. Canada sanctioned race tracks, where mufflers are required.

    Rule # 17. FUEL SYSTEM: Fuel cell minimum of ten (10) inches above ground with driver in car.

    Rule #27: EIRI: Any I.M.C.A. CANADA INC. rule revisions or clarifications during the course of the year will be amended and published in the I.M.C.A. CANADA INC.   “I.M.C.A. Edition” or the I.M.C.A. CANADA INC. “I.M.C.A. BULLETIN”, being sent either by Canada Post or by email.

     

    ATTENTION COMPETITORS: If you race in the United States you must comply COMPLETELY with the USA rules.

    The above Canadian amendments are NOT legal in the USA.

  • Modified Rules 2017

    IMCA Racing

    I.M.C.A. CANADA INC.

    P. O. Box 68, Youngstown, AB,

    T0J 3P0

    Tele: 403.779.2218   Fax: 403.779.2045

    Email: imcacan@netago.ca


    Revised November 2016.Modified - 2017                                                                          

    Refer to IMCA Canada 2017 Rules Book for General Rules.Revisions/clarifications underlined, recommendations italicized.

     

    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 EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.

     

    The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

     

    1. SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Rules apply at all times car is on track. Snell-rated SA2005, SA2010 or SA2015 helmet required. Roll bar padding required in driver compartment. Recommended: Fire retardant padding. SFI-approved full fire suit required. Fire retardant gloves, shoes and neck brace (or head and neck restraint) required. Right and left seat head supports required if using head and neck restraint system. Recommended: Fire retardant head sock and underwear, collapsible steering shaft. Driver-side window net required, minimum 16 inch by 20inch ribbon or mesh style, and must be mounted to roll cage so latch is at top front of window. Maximum four inch tall visor attached to window net. Minimum three inch (two inch with head restraint system) wide SFI-approved five point safety belt assembly required, must be mounted securely to main roll cage. Recommended: Safety belts no more than two years old. Kill switch required within easy reach of driver and must be clearly marked ‘OFF’ and ‘ON’.
    2. FRAME: (see frame drawing) 1964 or newer OEM perimeter American rear-wheel drive passenger car frame only. No sport car frames. Frame must be full and complete, cannot be widened or narrowed, and must be able to support roll cage on both sides. Exceptions are: weight jack in original center line of spring tower allowed; frame may be cut a maximum 36 inches forward from center of rear end housing; horns may be removed in front of steering box and notched maximum one inch at bottom for tie rod clearance; front crossmember may be notched and boxed for radiator and/or steering clearance; maximum seven inch wide opening in side of spring tower for spring removal. Maximum two inch wide by four inch tall frame stiffener may be welded directly to outside of left side frame rail, left top frame rail can be removed inside cockpit. See www.imca.com for OEM frame dimensions. Minimum wheelbase 108 inches, maximum 112 inches, both sides. Maximum overall width shall not exceed 78 inches from outside of tire to outside of tire. No part of frame or body can be lower than four inches from ground except front crossmember and rear underslung.
    3. ROLL CAGE: Must consist of continuous hoops, minimum 1.75 inch O.D. tubing, with minimum wall thickness of 0.095 inch for main cage, frame-mounted in at least six places. Recommended: low carbon or mild steel. Must consist of a configuration of front, rear and top hoops connected by tubing on sides or side hoops. Driver’s head must not protrude outside cage with helmet on. Roll cage must be securely supported and braced with minimum one cross bar in top halo. Foot protection bar required. Main cage no further forward than rear of engine. All bars forward of cage must be lower than hood.
    4. DOOR BARS: All driver side door bars and uprights must be minimum 1.5 inch O.D. with 0.083 inch wall thickness. Minimum three driver side door bars, parallel to ground and perpendicular to driver, and welded to front and rear of roll cage. Passenger side must have at least one cross door bar, horizontal or angled, minimum 1.25 inch O.D. with 0.083 inch wall thickness, and one top horizontal door bar, minimum 1.5 inch O.D. with 0.083 inch wall thickness. Steel door plate, 18 gauge or 0.049 inch minimum thickness, must be securely welded to outside of driver side door bars and cover area from top door bar to bottom door bar and from rear hoop down-post to five inches in front of seat. Must be visible for inspection.
    5. BODY: (See diagram) No composite or plastic body panels allowed except roof rock guard and hood scoop. Body and interior deck must be same width, front to rear, and parallel to OEM frame. Aluminum nose panel must be flat. Maximum 2.250 inch side fins allowed on aluminum nose. IMCA-approved plastic nosepieces allowed. Nose must be mounted in an approved manner and can extend no higher than front top of hood. Nose piece must remain inside confines of front bumper (exception is plastic valance) and be no lower than four inches below frame horns. Cooling holes allowed. Engine compartment must remain open (no side panels). Hood must cover radiator, be level or sloped down at front, enclosed and maximum two inches above interior deck at rear. No panel in front of right door to engine compartment. No inner panels. No complete or half-car covers, rear tail cover allowed in personal pit area only. Must have front and rear roof support posts. Driver and passenger side windows must have at least 12 inch opening (height and width), measured at center of window, between lowest point at top and highest point at bottom. Sail panels may not extend ahead of back of seat. Solid sail panels only. Roof must be fiberglass or aluminum, full size and rounded down in all directions (see diagram). No dished roofs allowed. Driver roof hatch allowed. Maximum 1.5 inch rolled down rock guard allowed on roof front. Maximum four inch roof sides allowed. Maximum one inch ridge down sides of roof. Maximum one inch rear roof stiffener (must face down). Rear spoiler allowed with GM 604 crate engine only, maximum two inches in material height. Spoiler may have one inch rear stiffener, minimum one inch down from top. Spoiler must be attached to rear of sail panels, with one optional two-inch by five-inch triangular center support. No fins, lips, wings or vortex generators allowed. Maximum four inch plastic skirting allowed on bottom of doors, quarters and nose. No reflective doors or quarter panels. Body may be maximum one inch outside of rear tires (both sides) for clearance. Car number must be minimum four inches thick and 20 inches tall and clearly visible, on both sides and roof of car; six inches tall on rear and front if possible.
    6. DRIVER COMPARTMENT: Must have minimum three windshield bars in front of driver. Lexan or aluminum cowl panel in front of driver can be no wider than cockpit and no farther back than steering wheel. Minimum 0.125 inch aluminum, or 0.060 inch steel, complete floor pan required. Aluminum high-back seat only and must be bolted in, using minimum 0.375 inch bolts, next to left side frame rail and ahead of rear tires. Bottom of seat can be no lower than bottom of frame rail. Driver must be sealed off from track, driveline, engine, fuel cell, canisters and pumps. Oil coolers must not protrude above interior. Accumulators cannot be mounted between driver and left-side door bars. No driver adjustable devices allowed while car is in competition except brake adjuster. No mirrors of any kind.
    7. FRONT SUSPENSION: All components must be steel, unaltered OEM, in OEM location, and replaceable by OEM parts. Exceptions are: tubetype upper A-frames with or without aluminum or steel cross shaft, and mounts can be moved; stamped steel OEM replacement lower A-frames; rubber, nylon or steel lower A-frame bushings, no offset or bearing type; one welded shock mount on lower A-frame; no screw jack type shock mounts; OEM or OEM replacement rebuildable ball joints allowed. Lower A-frames must be right and left, and of same design. Lower A-frame mounts and bolt holes on frame must be within OEM specifications. No sway bar. No suspension stops of any kind allowed.
    8. STEERING: No rack and pinion. All components must be steel, unaltered OEM, in OEM location. Exceptions are: outer tie rod end and adjustment sleeve may be replaced by a minimum 0.625 inch steel rod end and steel tube; spindles can be ground for brake caliper clearance only; unaltered, OEM or OEM replacement Pinto spindles with ‘IMCA’ raised cast; replacement spindle with Speedway Motors raised cast - part numbers 91034501 and 91034511; bolt on spindle savers allowed; steel steering shafts and knuckles only; driver compartment steering may be modified, must be kept on left side. Spindles must be right and left, and of same design. Quick release required - steering quickener and steering wheel may be aluminum. Idler arm, pitman arm, and center link must match frame.
    9. SHOCKS: One steel, nonadjustable, unaltered shock per wheel. All shocks must completely collapse at any time. One additional shock allowed in pull-bar area. No external or internal bumpers or stops. No threaded body, front coil-over, air, or remote reservoir shocks. No Schrader or bladder type valve allowed. Front half may be shielded. One or all shocks may be claimed per event for $50 each, counting as one claim on card, following shock claim procedures (Refer to www.imca.com).
    10. SPRINGS: One steel, non-progressive coil spring per wheel only. One additional spring allowed on pull bar, may be progressive. All coil springs must be at least 4.5 inches O.D. No torsion bars, air bags, inner liners or spring rubbers allowed. Steel or composite leaf spring allowed.
    11. REAR SUSPENSION: Rear of frame may be altered to accept leaf or coil springs. All components must be steel. All trailing arms/link bars must be solid tubing. One mechanical traction pull bar allowed. Rubber bumpers allowed on pull bar or panhard bar only. Minimum 19 inch long panhard bar measured straight center to center. One bracket mounted solid to axle tube with lower link OR one floating birdcage with upper and lower links allowed per side. Additional shock/coil-over eliminator clamp bracket solidly mounted to axle tube is allowed per side. Steel coil-over eliminators, or steel or aluminum coil-over kits allowed - must conform to shock and spring rules. Shocks and coil-over eliminators must be mounted to birdcage or bracket below bottom of axle tube and to upper frame rail. Spring using jack bolt may be mounted directly to top of axle housing. Solid safety chains securely mounted from upper frame rail directly to axle tube allowed (cannot be mounted to any floating device). No independent rear suspension. No covers on any suspension components. No lift, brake or sway bars. No suspension stops or adjustable underslung of any kind.
    12. REAR END: Any steel approved OEM passenger car or truck rear end allowed (housing and carrier). OEM rear end must use steel spool (full or mini). Steel axle tube quick change allowed. Quick change must use 10” ring gear with aluminum or steel spool. Quick change must use minimum one inch wide spur gears and bolt on rear cover. Safety hubs (floater) allowed. Steel axles only. Any additional components must be steel, except lowering blocks, axle caps, U-joint caps, and one piece drive flange. One inch inspection hole required in housings. No torque dividing differentials, scalloped ring gears or cambered rear ends.
    13. BUMPERS: (See diagram) Steel bumpers must be on front and rear and welded, or securely mounted with minimum 0.375 inch bolts. Rear bumper must be capped, constructed of solid square, or minimum 1.25 inch O.D. tubing with 0.095 wall thickness (similar to diagram), maximum six inches beyond rear deck, no wider than five inches outside of rear frame rails. If wider than five inches outside rear frame rails must be bent forward 90 degrees, or constructed in a loop design. Must have at least one upright, minimum 1.25 inch with 0.065 wall thickness, from bumper to fuel cell guard. Two-bar front bumper must be minimum 1.25 inch O.D. tubing with minimum 0.065 wall thickness (maximum 0.095 inch) mounted frame-end to frame-end, no wider than width of material outside frame horns and with bottom loop parallel to ground. Top bar must be directly above bottom bar, minimum 6.5 inches apart, measured center to center.
    14. TIRES/WHEELS: Must use unaltered Hoosier Race tire, G60-15 with IMCA stamped on sidewall. No chemical softening, conditioning, or grooving of tires (refer to www.imca.com for automatic penalties). Tires may be ground or siped within confines of tread (not past factory straight line). No re-caps. All wheels must display white ‘IMCA approved’ decal and wheel manufacturer decal. Aluminum, composite or steel spacers allowed. May use IMCA approved bead lock, on right rear only. External, steel bead lock only and it cannot make wheel any narrower than eight inches and no wider than 8.75 inches. Must use only steel bolts. Foam type or plastic outer mud cover allowed on right side wheels. Inner mud cover allowed on left rear only. Rim-mounted bleeder valves allowed. Steel lug nuts only.
    15. BRAKES: Must be steel approved OEM, operative four wheel, drum or disc. Must maintain minimum OEM dimensions for hubs/rotors and calipers, cannot be lightened. Bolt pattern may be changed. Larger studs allowed. Rear rotors may be aftermarket 0.81 inch thickness (new). Vented solid surface rotors only, no scalloped or ceramic coated rotors. No brake shut-off or pressure sensitive devices. One front to rear proportioning device allowed. Brake lines must be visible. Single link brake caliper floater allowed on rear, one per side.
    16. EXHAUST: Round tube headers only. All primary header tubes must enter directly into one collector at same point at end of header. Collector and turn down length maximum nineteen inches total. Schoenfeld mufflers, stamped IMCA609, IMCA930, or IMCA935 must be used if track has noise reduction rule of 98 dB or more (exception is California). All exhaust must go through mufflers, two per car, one per header. Valve covers and headers may be modified for pan-evac system. No exhaust sensors, merge collectors, extensions, inserts, cones or balance tubes.
    17. FUEL SYSTEM: Mechanical or belt driven fuel pump only and must be mounted at front of engine. Racing fuel cell required, maximum 32 gallon capacity, must be in minimum 20 gauge steel container. Cell must be securely mounted behind rear axle, between rear tires, minimum of four inches ahead of bumper, minimum of 10 inches above ground. Must mount with minimum one inch square tubing or two solid steel straps around entire cell, two inches wide and 0.125 inch thick. All cell mounts must be steel, securely welded to frame/cage. Protective tubing must cover rear and extend past both sides of cell. No part of cell shall be lower than protective tubing. Fuel cell vents, including cap vent, must have check valves. If fuel cell does not have aircraft style positive seal filler neck/cap system - a flapper, spring or ball type filler rollover valve is required. Pick-up must be on top or right side of cell. One fuel filter allowed. No cool cans. Air cleaner top/stud cannot direct air into carburetor. No top flow air cleaner housings or cold air boxes. One naturally aspirated two- or four-barrel carburetor only. One carburetor adapter/spacer allowed, maximum 2.20 inches thick, including gaskets. No adjustable throttle bore or sleeve-type carburetor spacers. Fuel shut-off recommended.
    18. FUEL: Gasoline or alcohol. Racing fuel and E85 allowed. NO performance-enhancing additives. Upper cylinder lube allowed with alcohol only. Fuel sample may be taken from any car at any time. (Refer to www.imca.com for automatic penalties).
    19. WEIGHT: Minimum weight limit of 2,450 pounds, no tolerance, after race with driver in car. No weights and/or loose objects in driver compartment, above interior deck or outside body. Weights must be securely mounted to frame or roll cage and painted white with car number on it. Must be attached with at least two 0.5 inch bolts. No titanium, magnesium or carbon fiber products. Exceptions are: carbon fiber rock guard, hood scoop, and magnesium quick change center section. Solid steel fasteners only.
    20. BATTERY/STARTER: One 12 volt battery only, must be securely mounted between frame rails, and positive terminal must be covered. Car must have capability of starting without being pushed or pulled. Car must leave initial staging area on demand, unaided, or go to rear of that race. Reverse-mount starters with OEM case transmissions only, see transmission rules for specifics.
    21. GAUGES/ELECTRONICS: No unapproved cameras, transmitting or listening devices (exception is one-way Race Receiver radio by officials), timing retard controls, or digital gauges (including tach). No electronic monitoring computer devices capable of storing or transmitting information except memory recall analog tach. Crate engine must use maximum 6,400 rpm rev-limiter. Claim engines must use maximum 7,800 rpm rev-limiter. This may be accomplished using one unaltered, non-adjustable, 12 volt ignition box with one high-end rev-limiter chip, an external setting, or an internal preset. $1,000 fine for altered rev-limiter components. Refer to www.imca.com for approved ignition systems and rev-limiters. No electronic advance curve ignitions allowed. No unapproved or additional ignition accessories allowed. All components must be out of reach of driver, but with rev control easily accessible facing up or out for inspection. All wiring must be visible for inspection. No magnetos or crank triggers. No electronic traction control devices (Refer to www.imca.com for automatic penalties).
    22. TRANSMISSION/DRIVESHAFT: Must have at least two forward gears and one reverse, plus a neutral position. With engine running and car in still position, must be able to engage car in gear and move forward, then backward. OEM production type or IMCA approved aftermarket transmissions allowed - two-speed, three-speed, four-speed and automatic. No five speed (or more) transmissions, ‘in and out’ boxes, or quick change devices allowed. Functioning shift levers must be in OEM location on all OEM production type transmissions. All belt drive pumps must be mounted on front of engine. Flexplates must be full, steel, unaltered OEM, or OEM replacement. Flywheel/flexplate must bolt to engine between clutch assembly and crankshaft and all driveline components within bellhousing must rotate while car is in any gear. Transmission must be one of the following designs:

    OEM Manual: Must have a standard OEM case and working disc-type clutch or approved cone or disc-type coupler inside an explosion-proof steel bellhousing. One flywheel only, minimum 8.5 inch diameter. Diameter of clutch disc must be a minimum of 5.5 inches. Clutch assembly must be steel, except housing, which must be steel and/or aluminum. Bellhousing can have only a hole for throwout bearing lever or hose, must be 270 degrees around top of clutch and flywheel area. Standard or reverse mount starter allowed, must directly engage flywheel.

    Automatic: Must remain in OEM or OEM replacement case, with a functioning OEM appearing pump. Aluminum OEM bellhousing may be replaced with aftermarket explosion-proof steel or aluminum bellhousing. Original OEM bellhousing must have approved scattershield constructed of minimum 0.125 inch by three inch steel, (1) 270 degrees around flexplate.

    Aftermarket Manual: Must be IMCA approved, aluminum case, with internal clutch. Refer to www.imca.com for approved transmissions. Must bolt to explosion-proof steel bellhousing, and use full, steel, unaltered OEM or OEM replacement flexplate with starter mounted in OEM location. No coatings or paint allowed on transmission case. No ball-spline transmissions.

    Drive Shaft: Steel slip-yokes only. Minimum two inch diameter steel drive shaft and must be painted white. 360-degree drive shaft loop required and must be constructed of at least 0.25 inch by two inch steel, or one inch tubing, mounted six inches back from front U-joint.

    1. ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Rear of engine (bellhousing flange) must be mounted at least 72 inches forward from centerline of rear axle. Engine offset must be kept within two inches of centerline of front crossmember with engine level. Minimum 11 inch engine height from ground to center of crankshaft. Radiator must be mounted in front of engine. Cooling system may be modified. Overflow tubes must be directed to ground between frame rails. No vacuum pumps. All belt driven accessories must be on front of engine.
    2. ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS: All cars utilizing a GM604 crate engine must clearly display on both front roof posts the word CRATE. Must be contrasting in color from body, minimum two inches tall. Markers not acceptable.

    (A) CRATE ENGINE: Must use unaltered sealed GM #88958604 or #19318604 crate engine with additional IMCA Cable-Lok system – NO EXCEPTIONS. Upon inspection, any different, altered or missing GM seal bolts or IMCA Cable-Loks will result in disqualification, loss of all IMCA points for the season, $5,000 fine and a 30-day suspension from all IMCA-sanctioned events. GM seal bolt exception is IMCA approved and issued Cable-Lok repair system, oil pan may be replaced by IMCA certified repair center with Champ pan #CP100LTRB and Champ pickup #100SB. Any driver using crate engine cannot claim engine or have engine claimed. During same season, no driver is allowed to claim an engine after competing with a crate. If a driver switches to a crate after claiming an engine, the crate engine is then claimable.

    (B) CLAIM ENGINE: Any American make steel engine block allowed. Aftermarket and OEM performance blocks allowed. Cast iron or aluminum intake manifolds only. Steel cylinder heads and oil pan only. Flat tappet cam/lifters and stud-mounted rocker arms only. Magnetic steel retainers only. No shaft, pedestal, or offset rocker arms, titanium engine components, stud girdles or mushroom lifters. Lifter diameter and configuration must match OEM passenger block. OEM firing order cannot be changed (GM: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2). All engines must be able to be used in conventional passenger car without alterations. Engine mounts cannot be removed or altered. Castings and fittings must not be changed. No machine work on outside of engine (no lightweight engine blocks). ‘Wet’ sump oiling system only. External oil pumps go with engine if claimed.

    1. ENGINE CLAIMING RULES: Refer to www.imca.com for claim eligibility requirements.

    (A) $1,050 cash, or $100 and exchange, claim on engine, flywheel and balancing plates ($25 goes to wrecker and $25 to official for each engine). Claimed driver has option of accepting cash, or exchanging engines with claiming driver.

    (B) Claim does not include - 1. clutch, 2. pressure plate, 3. bellhousing, 4. headers, 5. carburetor, 6. starter, 7. motor mounts, 8. oil/temp. sending units, 9. carburetor spacer, 10. fan and pulleys, 11. clutch ball, 12. clutch arm, 13. throw out bearing, 14. dip stick, 15. water pump, 16. fuel pump, rod and plate, 17. distributor, 18. plug wires, 19. water outlet and restrictor, 20. breathers.

    1. POINT STRUCTURE/PROCEDURES: Refer to www.imca.com for automatic penalties.
    2. EIRI: (Except in rare instances) Decisions of IMCA Officials are final and binding without exception. In some cases, track safety rules may take precedence over IMCA rules - any discrepancy between IMCA and track rules should be brought to the attention of IMCA. Any rule changes or clarifications during the course of the year will be amended at www.imca.com as well as published in Inside IMCA, the official newsletter of IMCA, and will be considered as an official part of these rules.

     

    For more information, call Bruce Hampton (403) 651-7972 Primary – cell.  Or (403) 779-2218 Res.

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    No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form, without prior written permission.

    2017 MODIFIED RULES -  AMENDMENTS AND POLICIES FOR CANADA ONLY.

    Rule # 2. FRAME: No part of race car can be lower than four inches from ground except front crossmember and oil pan and sway bar and rear underslung, with driver in car. 

    Rule #7. FRONT SUSPENSION: For ASPHALT tracks. Aftermarket tubular sway bar allowed. Does not have to be mounted OEM. No spline sway bars allowed.

    Rule # 14 TIRES: For asphalt tracks. Must use unaltered Hoosier 26.5 / 8.0 – 15 or 27.0 / 8.0 – 15 rib tire, 700 or 800 compound.  Tires may be ground or siped within confines of tread (not past factory straight line).  The asphalt tires you start racing on are the tires you must use all day. Exception is when the tire is damaged and not useable, with approval of an I.M.C.A. Tech Official the tire can be changed.

    Rule # 16. EXHAUST: The Flo-Pro ‘Twister’ mufflers, part No. 414881, (4 inches diameter by 18 inches long, with a 3 ½ inch O.D. inlet and outlet) are mandatory at I.M.C.A. Canada sanctioned race tracks, where mufflers are required.

    Rule # 17. FUEL SYSTEM: Fuel cell minimum of ten (10) inches above ground, with driver in car.

    Rule # 19. WEIGHT:  Minimum weight limit of 2650 pounds. Maximum 58% left side weight, after race with driver in car, for claim engine cars, will apply at asphalt tracks only. No tolerance.

    Rule # 23: ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Overflow tubes can go to a catch can.

    Rule #24: (A) Crate Engines: GM #88958604 or #19318604 crate engine not allowed for asphalt racing.

     

    AMENDMENTS FOR  I.M.C.A. CANADA INC. MODIFIED ENGINES (Asphalt).

    I.M.C.A. Canada is adding an option to use the Sport Mod motors in the existing asphalt  Modifieds.

    ENGINE OPTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS: All cars must clearly display on driver side front roof post which engine they are competing with. Must be contrasting in color from body, minimum 2-inches tall and display CLAIM or 602 CRATE. Markers not acceptable.

    (A) CRATE ENGINE: Can use unaltered sealed GM #88958602 or #19258602 crate engine. Effective January 1, 2019, all GM 602 Crate engines must have IMCA Cable-Lok seals.

    Upon inspection, any different, altered or missing GM seal bolts will result in disqualification, loss of all IMCA points for the season, $5,000 fine and a 30-day suspension from all IMCA-sanctioned events. GM seal bolt exception is IMCA approved and issued Cable-Lok repair system, and oil pan may be replaced by IMCA certified repair center with Champ pan #CP57LTRB and Champ pick-up #1012SB, or Kevko pan #1090NRHw/ISP and Kevko pick-up #1003-3/4. $250 fine for any crate engine not using required spacer, distributor, pushrods, valve springs or rocker arms. $250 fine for utilizing altered rev-limiter components. Any driver using crate engine cannot claim engine or have engine claimed. During same season, no driver is allowed to claim an engine after competing with a crate. If a driver switches to a crate after claiming an engine, the crate engine is then claimable.

    FUEL SYSTEM: ‘602’  Crate engine: May use any Holley 4 barrel carburetor. All components (float bowls and main body) must be Holley manufactured. Metering blocks and base plate may be billet aluminum non-Holley. No aerosol-style carburetors allowed. May use Speedway Motors part No. 545-64940 or Moroso part No. 64940 carburetor spacers on crate.

    ‘602’ CRATE ENGINE: Must use MSD #8728 or 8727CT. rev-control and 6,200 rpm chip. $1,000 fine for altered rev-limiter components.

     

    1. CLAIM SPEC ENGINE FOR ASPHALT:

    (B) CLAIM ENGINE: All engines must be able to be used in conventional passenger car without alterations. External engine casting and threaded holes cannot be altered.

    BLOCK: OEM steel passenger vehicle production block only. No GM Bowtie, Ford SVO or Chrysler W components allowed. GM approved block numbers are: 10105123, 10066034, 3892657, 3914660, 3914678, 3932388, 3932386, 3956618, 3970000, 3970006, 3970010, 3970014, 10066033, 10066036, 10243880, 14010207, 14010209, 14010287, 14016376, 14016379, 10054727, 14088528, 14088548, 14088552, 14093638, 14101148. Stroke must match block. No 400 or larger cubic inch parts allowed. Maximum 361 cubic inches (GM); 363 (Ford); 370 (Chrysler). Violation of cubic inch limit must be verified by removal of head and will result in disqualification, loss of all IMCA points for the season, $1,000 fine and a 30-day suspension. Maximum compression ratio is 9.0 to 1, no tolerance. Compression ratio checked using Whistler and cubic inches checked using pump, OR by visual inspection of part and/or casting numbers, pistons, etc. (track option which method is used). Flat top or dished pistons only, no gas-ported pistons. OEM or OEM appearing replacement steel crankshaft only - cannot be lightened. No aerowing, bullnose, knife edge, undercut or drilling of second or third rod throws. OEM or OEM appearing replacement steel rods only – GM 5.7 inch, 6 inch or GM Vortec rod part number 10108688 allowed. Cap screw allowed. No splayed main caps. Conventional flat tappet cam and lifters only, cannot alter lifter bores. OEM firing order cannot be changed (GM: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2). May use oil restrictors. ‘Wet’ sump oiling system only. Steel oil pans only. Racing oil pans allowed. Mandatory one inch inspection hole in all pans – no obstructions to crank and rods. Accumulator allowed.

    CYLINDER HEADS: Steel only. Must be unaltered approved OEM and minimum 76 cc combustion chamber (GM). Only GM OEM approved head numbers are: 14079267, 3986336, 3986339, 3986339X, 3986388, 3932441, 376445, 3928454, 3932454, 3876487, 3973487, 3973487X, 3973493, 3951598, 468642, 330862, 333882, 3998920, 3998991, 3998993, 3998997, 3970126. Maximum size valves on these heads are 2.02 inch intake and 1.60 inch exhaust. May use Stock Replacement (SR) cylinder heads: Engine Quest (EQ) GM part number CH350I, (EQ) Chrysler part number CH318B, World Products Ford part number 53030 - 1.250 inch (± .015 tolerance) maximum O.D. valve springs. All SR heads must remain as produced, seat angles and valve sizes can not be changed: three angle valve job only (absolutely no casting removal in valve pocket of EQ or World Products head, for any reason); Ford - no SVO heads; Chrysler - no W-2 heads, 360 cubic inch heads only. No porting, polishing or unapproved alterations allowed to any cylinder head or intake, disqualification and $250 fine if illegal. Guide plates, screw-in shouldered studs (GM 0.375-inch max) and polylocks allowed. No stud girdles. Steel roller tip rocker arms allowed. GM - 1.250 inch (± .015 tolerance) maximum O.D. valve springs, no beehive valve springs allowed.

    INTAKE: Unaltered, approved OEM cast iron low rise, two- or four-barrel. Only unaltered (no porting or polishing) aftermarket aluminum intakes allowed are: Weiand GM #7547, #7547-1; Ford #7515, #8023 or #7516; Chrysler #7545, #8022; Edelbrock GM #2701; Ford #7121, #7181, #7183; Chrysler #2915. Cooling lines allowed on aluminum intakes. Unaltered OEM type harmonic balancer only. OEM type steel or aluminum water pumps only.

    CLAIM SPEC ENGINE: May use MSD #8728 or 8727CT rev-control with any r.p.m. chip. $1,000 fine for altered rev-limiter components.

    CLAIM SPEC ENGINE: Must use I.M.C.A. approved naturally aspirated, unaltered 500 C.F.M. Holley carburetor – part No. 0-4412. May be modified to Holley HP Dorton part No. 0-80583-1 specs only. Float bowl must face forward. Any adaptor, maximum one inch thick. No throttle bore adjustable carburetor spacers.

     

    GM ‘602’ CRATE & CLAIM SPEC ENGINE MODIFIEDS FOR ASPHALT

    1. FUEL: Gasoline only. Racing fuel allowed. No E85. Recommended: pump grade. No performance enhancing or scented additives. Fuel must pass both dielectric meter and chemical tests. Fuel sample may be taken from any car at any time (Refer to www.imca.com for automatic penalties).
    2. Maximum 0.100 inch thick carburetor gasket on all engines.
    3. Mechanical OEM type push rod fuel pumps only.
    4. BATTERY/STARTER: 12 volt ignition system and OEM HEI distributors only. No Billet distributors or crank triggers, ignition rotor, cap, coil and module must remain OEM appearing.
    5. WEIGHT: Minimum weight limit of 2500 lbs. and maximum 59% left side weight, after race with driver in car. No Tolerance.

     

    27: EIRI: Any I.M.C.A. CANADA INC. rule revisions or clarifications during the course of the year will be amended and published in the I.M.C.A. CANADA INC.   “I.M.C.A. Edition” or the I.M.C.A. CANADA INC. “I.M.C.A. BULLETIN”, being sent either by Canada Post or by email.

    *  Attention Competitors: If you race in the United States you must comply COMPLETELY with the USA rules.  The above Canadian amendments are NOT legal in the USA.

    *Clarifications and changes may be made throughout the season, with further testing and developments.

    IMCA Modified Body Dimensions For 2017

                               

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