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.
Roof Tops Are Mandatory!
2016 Sportsman Division Rules and Specifications
A. 362 cubic inch maximum, including over bore.
B. Any steel crankshaft.
C. Stock stroke.
D. Any steel connecting rods.
E. Stock type pistons, 2 or 4 eyebrow, may be forged.
F. Dry sumps allowed.
A. Full tubular frames – six(6) inches with ½” tolerance.
A. Steel heads. Must be based on OEM design (Chevy, World, Dart, and Pro are OK).
B. 23 degree heads are OK. NO 14 degree heads allowed!
C. Intake and exhaust bolt pattern must match original OEM head.
D. Valve angle and valve spacing must meet OEM specs for the head being used.
E. Steel valves only. Undercut stems permitted. NO titanium valves.
F. Valve stem diameter 11/32 inch minimum for all engines.
G. Maximum valve size: Intake – 2.055 ; Exhaust – 1.625.
H. NO porting or polishing.
I. Three(3) angle racing valve job permitted. Machine cuts only.
J. Any valve springs, retainers, roller rocker arms, and stud girdles allowed.
**Steel angle plug heads - 2350 pounds
***It is the driver’s responsibility to have declared weight displayed on left side of roof. ANY car with weight
not displayed is subject to disqualification.
A. Flat tappet only or roller cams OK.
A. Stock type or magneto allowed.
A. 750 CFM maximum.
B. Any intake manifold.
C. Gasoline only.
A. Transmissions MUST have working forward and reverse gears.
B. Any triple disk clutch is allowed.
C. Transmission must be in OEM housing.
D. Aftermarket Bert or Brinn transmissions are allowed.
E. Aluminum flywheels are allowed.
A. Any type rear end gear is allowed.
A. Racing type and coil-overs are allowed.
A. Minimum of 103 inches, measured from center of hub to center of hub.
A. Must have 4 wheel brakes.
B. Racing disk brakes are allowed.
A. Hoosier 55 Spec OR Hoosier 21 Spec or 1350 or 1600!
A. 14 inch maximum width.
B. Aluminum wheels allowed.
C. Beadlock are OK.
D. NO carbon fiber wheels.
A. NO turned down tubes.
B. Exhaust must run parallel with the ground.
A. Same as Super Late Models – (http://www.sasdirt.com/index.html)
A. Eight (8) inch material.
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