2014 Modified Pony Rules

The rules and or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events, to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of or compliance with these rules 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 word "track" shall mean Talladega Short Track.

Modified Pony Rules


Any two or four door domestic or foreign car or truck with a 90" -105" wheel base. NO TUBE CHASSIS OR JIG CHASSIS ALLOWED. No mixing of manufacturers. If you race a Ford it must be a Ford. Must have stock fire wall, in stock location and full floor pan or chassis. Damaged sections of the chassis may be replaced with tubing or sheet metal in stock location. Rub bars or Nerf bars must be behind the body's skin. Chassis can be cut in front of front shock towers and behind rear shock towers and finished out with tubing. Aftermarket sheet metal or aluminum bodies allowed. Open back end allowed. Nose and tail pieces including MD3 allowed. Spoiler must be no more than 8" max.

Roll cage:

Full four point roll cage is required. All cages must meet TST official approval.


Caster and camber plates allowed. Screw jacks allowed. All suspension components, springs, shocks, sway bars etc... Must be mounted in stock location. Any racing shocks and struts are allowed as long as they can be mounted in the FACTORY POSITIONS. Factory position refers to the angle in which the shock is mounted. In order to be able to run different shocks, the length of the shock mount can be moved up or down as long as it is not moved forward or backward, to the left or the right. If your car did not come from the factory with coil over shocks you cannot run them. Only one shock per wheel will be allowed. Bump Steer will be allowed: No j bar or three link allowed.


Minimum weight 2000lb. Car must weigh one pound per cc. Engine displacement must be clearly posted on the roof post (a piller) or hood. All weight must be attached with at least 1/2" bolt and be painted white with the proper car number on it. You are allowed 1lb per lap for burn off in feature only.

Tires and wheels:

13x10" wheel max. Must be steel. Bead locks allowed. Any tire brand is allowed


Any four cylinder engine in stock location allowed. No turbo or supercharger allowed. No dry sump. Any flat top piston allowed. Toyota 3tc may have a dome. Any steel rod allowed. Stock OEM production crank shaft allowed. Billet crankshaft allowed. Any machining of the crank is allowed such as lightening or knife edging or rod and main journals as long as you maintain a stock stroke. Any distributor with any ignition box or stock ignition allowed. Headers allowed. No rotary engines allowed. Strocker motor are allowed. Aftermarket blocks are allowed.

Drive line:

Only a stock production transmission will be allowed. No aftermarket or racing transmission allowed. You can replace bearings, seals, etc as long as you do not alter the transmission in any other way. You can pull third and forth and fifth gear out if you want as long as you do not alter the transmission in any other way.

You cannot replace cast or forged internals with billet internals. You cannot replace anything inside the transmission with any aftermarket parts except for bearings and seals. You cannot have the gears polished or altered in any way. You cannot barrel drill you shafts inside the transmission. Any working racing clutch, such as a gold star allowed. Couplers are not allowed .. Any gear configuration allowed. Stock rear end or ford 9" allowed. Changes in ring and pinion allowed. No quick change differentials. Locking of differential or racing spool allowed. Traction control is not allowed.


Any steel head allowed. OEM production aluminum heads on Toyota allowed. Milling or shaving is allowed, Porting and polishing allowed reconfiguration of ports or runners is not allowed. Any cam allowed. Any size valves allowed. No aluminum heads on Fords. Hydro head will have a 50lbs weight brake. Racing head are allowed.

Fuel system:

Any 500 cfm 2 bbl carburetor allowed 500 cfm Max. NO 4bbl CARBURETORS. Choke horn may be removed. Carburetor must have boosters with no modifications to boosters or venturi.


Racing fuel is allowed Alcohol fuel is allowed as long as it is allowed at the track. Exotic mixing of fuels is not allowed such as Nitromethane. If you are going to run Alcohol it must not be MIXED. Electric fuel pump must have a safety shut-off.


All drivers must wear a fire suite and racing shoes are recommended. Fuel cell required. It is recommended to have two driveshaft loops. Mirrors and two way communications are not allowed. It is recommended to have a fire extinquisher within reach of driver. Raceciver mandatory.

All decisions will be final by TST officials.


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