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David Taylor
January 16th, 2009, 15:16
An idea of what we need to do.

W.E.ROCK Sanctioned
High Speed Event Rules

7.1 General Safety
7.1.1: ¾ Helmets, with eye protection (SNELL approved) M2000, M2005 with a legible Snell sticker attached. FIA Standard 8860-2004, with an eligible FIA sticker attached
7.1.2: Fire-suit (SF-1 min.), suits must be in good condition with no rips or holes. 1 piece suits are recommended. 2 piece suits are approved.
7.1.3: 2 Fire extinguishers (at least one mounted inside the cab) are required and shall be a portable UL approved 2.5 minimum ABC rated dry chemical type or Halon fire extinguisher equipped with a capacity gauge. The extinguisher must be fully charged, easily accessible and removable, mounted in such a way that tools are not needed to remove and use, but will keep the unit secure under races conditions. A permanently installed on-board fire suppression system using either an approved chemical foam or Halon agent is highly recommended in addition to the portable extinguishers. An on-board system should have at least three nozzles located in each of the following areas, driving compartment, fuel compartment, and engine compartment.
7.1.4: Rear facing amber light, this light must be connected to the ignition and remain on during the race.
7.1.5: Non-vented fuel caps only
7.1.6: 5 point harness, Attached per manufactures recommendations and with the approval of W.E.ROCK.
7.1.7: First Aid Kit, which must contain at least the following: 1 - 4” Bandage Compress, 2 - 2” Bandage Compress, 1 Triangular Bandage, 8 - 2”x3” Adhesive Pads, 16 – 1”x3.375” Adhesive Pads, 10 Prep Pads Treated, 1 Eye Dressing Packet, 10 – Ammonia Inhalants, 1 Ace Bandage.
7.1.8: Horn (loud sounding), or air horn.
7.1.9: 20’ Tow Strap, a disposable plastic bag to collect any fluid spills, ALL pit crews must carry a refueling tarp or refueling mat.
7.1.10: Vehicle must be equipped with at least one rear facing mirror.
7.1.11: Recommendations, Neck Roll, Full face helmets (SNELL or FIA approved as listed above), Hans or similar device

7.2: Body
W.E.ROCK considers the body to be the vehicles outer layer and includes the floor, sides, rear,
hood, fender, grill, and firewall.
The following are body guidelines for competition:
7.2.1: All vehicles must retain a shield or firewall that separates the occupants from the engine.
7.2.2: Firewalls are required for fire safety and must be a minimum of forty-thousandths
Aluminum, 20-gauge metal, or 1/8” lexan. Plexiglas is not permitted.
7.2.3: Exposed transmission components must be covered with a safety shield to protect
occupants from possible exposure to transmission fluids in the event of transmission case
fractures or unforeseen fluid spills

7.3: Hood
7.3.1: Must cover the top of the engine completely. Hood scoops and breather holes are
7.3.2: Fully open space cannot exist beyond twelve (12) inches in diameter without a baffle.
7.3.3: A Rear Engines Vehicle’s hood is considered the material directly behind the occupant’s
head that separates occupants from the engine entirely.

7.4: Safety Nets
7.4.1: Safety nets are mandatory on all vehicles competing and must cover the complete open areas on both sides of the vehicles passenger compartment.
7.4.2: Window Nets should be tight, so that no occupant should push the net out more than 4 inches (4 inches is what was recommended from DJ Safety, Simpson, Impact, and Crow)
7.4.3: Window nets should cover the entire main window area. Moreover that if a limb can come out in any way, the area must be netted.
7.4.4: Separation between the net and the cage may not be any greater than 2 inches at any point throughout the entirety of the design.
7.4.5: Nets must be secured by a positive locking mechanism and shall be installed so that the driver can release the netting and exit the vehicle unassisted regardless of vehicle position.
7.4.6: Netting must be installed on the inside of the roll cage bars so that it will not be damaged or come off the vehicle in the event of a roll-over or slide on the side.
7.4.7: The net’s border or edge and mounting materials must be made of materials that are as strong or stronger than the netting itself.
7.4.8: "Zip tie", plastic fastener, or "Velcro" systems are not permitted. Acceptable methods of tying the nets into the vehicle include: Hose Clamps, metal hooks, and steel rods. Attachment points must be welded tabs, holes drilled in the cage material- will NOT be allowed.
7.4.9: Arm restraints will be allowed but must be in addition to the required safety nets.
7.4.10: Vehicles with "Wing Areas" (the area between the A pillar and A pillar support bar) may keep the area open without netting unless reachable for the occupant while harnessed inside of vehicle.
7.4.11: Unlimited Class Single Seat Vehicles should have nets in both window areas on the driver's side and opposite where drivers can reach out both sides.

7.5: Tub/Cab
7.5.1: General condition must be in good shape without excessive rust that would warrant
concern for safety.
7.5.2: Firewalls are required for fire safety and must be a minimum of forty-thousandths
aluminum, 20-gauge metal, or 1/8” lexan. Plexiglas is not permitted.
7.5.3: Firewalls must be ran from the left outer panel to the right outer panel and separate fully,
the driver from the engine compartment.
7.5.4: Exposed transmission components must be covered with a safety shield to protect
occupants from possible exposure to transmission fluids in the event of transmission case
fractures or unforeseen fluid spills.
7.5.5: Body panels, though not required are highly recommended.
7.5.6: All vehicles must have a floorboard running from under the control pedals, back to the
forward edge of the seat. The floorboard must be a minimum of forty-thousandths aluminum, 20-
gauge metal, 20-gauge expanded metal, or 1/8” lexan. Plexiglas is not permitted.

7.6: Brakes
W.E.ROCK considers the brakes to be the source of control for slowing and stopping wheels.
The following are the brake guidelines for competition:
7.6.1: Mechanically operated brakes are approved.
7.6.2: Hydraulic assisted brakes are approved.
7.6.3: The brake pedal on the floor must operate all brakes.
7.6.4: Competitors may use secondary brakes for operating individual brakes on the vehicle.
7.6.5: A W.E.ROCK official inspector must approve transmission or pinion brakes if they are the
primary source of braking.
7.6.6: Emergency brake hydraulic locks or mechanical locks are approved for emergency brakes.
7.6.7: Emergency brake gears (mechanical type) must be in good shape and not worn to a point
of possibly disengagement while under a load.
7.6.8: Brakes must be in good working condition with adequate pads. Brakes that are worn out or
oil soaked will not pass.
7.6.9: Brake lines must be in good shape without leaks and ran in a safe route from cylinders to
7.6.10: Master and slave cylinders must be in good shape without leaks. Adequate braking
resistance at the pedal is required.
7.6.11: All vehicles must be equipped with a working emergency brake.

7.8: Cooling
W.E.ROCK considers the following to be part of the cooling system: Radiators, hoses, engine
ports, heater hoses, and coolant products.
The following are the cooling guidelines for competition:
7.8.1: Air Cooling is approved.
7.8.2: Water-cooled systems are approved.
7.8.3: Radiators must be securely mounted and covered so that, in the event of a break in the
radiator, spectators, spotters and drivers are protected from the coolant spill.
7.8.4: Hoses and connections must be in good condition without cracks, all connections must
have a tightening device that utilizes a mechanical means to secure the connection.
7.8.5: Top mount (roof mount) radiators are not approved.
7.8.6: Radiators must have an OEM or adequate sized aftermarket overflow bottle, securely
mounted, and connected to the radiator by an overflow tube. Overflow bottles may not be
mounted over or in the passenger compartment. Overflow bottles may not be beverage
7.8.7: The use of Ethylene Glycol is not permitted.
7.8.8: Vent tubes must be attached to an adequate sized fluid containment container.

7.9: Drive shafts
W.E.ROCK considers the drive shaft to be the working link between the transfer case and the axles.
The following are approved for competition:
7.9.1: All mechanical drive shafts are approved.
7.9.2: All Driveline u-joints must be covered so that broken parts may not hit any occupants.

7.10: Electrical
W.E.ROCK includes all wires, lights, batteries, and any other items controlled by or conducting
electricity as its function to be part of the electrical system.
The following are electrical guidelines for competition:
7.10.1: Batteries must be in good shape with adequate mounting to keep the battery in place in
the event of a roll.
7.10.2: All batteries must be of a non-spill type.
7.10.3: Mounting must be a clamp type mount that “cages” the battery in position. Foot-type
clamp mounting is not approved.
7.10.4: A “Master” kill switch that shuts down every electrical system is required to be mounted
on the dash, clearly labeled and in proper working order. This switch must kill the engine when
switched to the “off” position.
7.10.5: Wires must be in a condition and position that is safe. Exposed or burned wires are not

7.11: Engine/Motor
W.E.ROCK considers the system designed to create torque and horsepower, including blocks,
heads, valve cover, oil pan and all internals of such system to be classed as part of the engine.
The following the engine guidelines for competition:
7.11.1: All engine/motor sizes and configurations are approved.
7.11.2: Engine/motor must be free of leaks.
7.11.3: Engine/motor mounts must be in good condition and of adequate material to support the
7.11.4: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.
7.11.5: Dipstick caps must be sealed.

7.12: Fuel System
The fuel system includes all components and connections used to store, deliver, and mix fuel and
air on the vehicle. This includes the type of fuel used.
The following are fuel system guidelines for competition:
7.12.1: Carburetors are approved.
7.12.2: Fuel Injection systems that either injects fuel from a throttle body or thru ports is
7.12.3: Non-vented gas caps are mandatory (Vented gas caps are not approved).
7.12.4: Unleaded, leaded, propane, natural gas, and diesel fuels are approved.
7.12.5: Alcohol is not approved for competition as a main fuel (see above).
7.12.6: Fuel systems must be sealed with a rollover valve installed in the fuel vent line.
7.12.7: Ball valves must be installed on all fuel lines including vent lines. Ball valves must be
mounted under the vehicle.
7.12.8: Fuel lines must be ran from the fuel tank or cell to the engine in a safe route.
7.12.9: Fuel lines must be free of leaks or cracks in hoses.
7.12.10: Throttle assemblies must be in good order and work smoothly. Throttles that do not
move smoothly throughout their entire range of motion will not pass.
7.12.11: Hand throttles are approved but must automatically return to the non-throttle position.
7.12.12: Vent tubes may be run in a 3 sides and down pattern, or into a fluid containment container.

7.13: Frame/Chassis
W.E.ROCK considers the frame of a vehicle to be the two rails supporting the mounting of the body and drive train as the main frame, and connecting cross members as the sub frame.
The following are frame guidelines for competition:
7.13.1: Tubing, boxed, or semi boxed mainframe material must be made of a magnetic steel.

6.15: Roll bars/Cages
W.E.ROCK considers the cage as the safety bars surrounding the driver. Cages must be designed to protect the occupant in the event of a rollover.
The following are roll bar/cage guidelines for competition:
7.15.1: Six (6) point mounting cages covering the driver are required.
7.15.2: OEM bars are approved for a portion of the roll cage.
7.15.3: Round steel tubing (D.O.M Preferred) 1.5” O.D with 0.095” wall is compulsory for the
basic roll cage. Aluminum and/or soft metals are not permitted. Roll bar construction must be
welded. A W.E.ROCK official must approve roll cages made of other material or in other wall
7.15.4: Connection positions of the roll cage must tie in to the frame of the vehicle; Body mounts
are considered a tie in point.
7.15.5: The front-most position must be no farther toward the rear of the vehicle than fifteen (15)
inches behind the throttle and brake pedals.
7.15.6: The Cage must have a space no wider than 24” above the driver’s head, and at least 1
spreader bar between the front main bar and rear main bar are required unless the cage top is
24” wide or less.
7.15.7: Gussets must be welded in the four corners of the “halo”. Gussets may be tubing or plate
7.15.8: A minimum of.040 magnetic expanded or flat sheet metal, or 1/8” aluminum, must cover
the area immediately over the driver seat and be welded or bolted to the roll cage. Steel tubing
must surround the roof panel.
7.15.9: W.E.ROCK recommends a spreader bar to be mounted under the dash area to connect
the right and left “A” pillars.
7.15.10: If doors are not ran, a bar running from the “B” pillar, at approximately shoulder height, to
the “A” pillar, at approximately shin height, must be ran. This can be a bolt in piece.
7.15.11: Cage height must be a minimum of 3 inches from the entire helmet of the driver

7.16: Seating
The following are seating guidelines for competition:
7.16.1: All W.E.ROCK approved seats must have padded rib protectors and seat leg extensions on the left and the right side.
7.16.2: Head Restraint required if the approved seat is designed without built in headrests or is not tall enough to provide adequate rearward head movement, a head restraint must be provided on the car to limit rearward motion of the head in case of an accident. The restraint must have a minimum area of 232 sq. cm (36 sq inches), and be padded with a resilient, energy absorbing material such as Ethafoam® or Ensolite®. The restraint must be a minimum thickness of 3.8 cm (1.5 inches), and be located no more than 2.5 cm (1 inch) away from the helmet in the uncompressed state. The head restraint must be securely mounted to the vehicle. The head restraint must meet the above requirements for all vehicle occupants.
7.16.3: Single seat configurations acceptable.
7.16.4: Seats must be mounted to the roll cage. Mounting to the body is not permitted.
7.16.5: An approved Five-point harness is mandatory and must be worn at all times while on an

7.17: Steering
W.E.ROCK considers steering to be all components designed to turn the vehicle wheels to the left of right of the vehicle centerline.
The following are steering guidelines for competition:
7.17.1: Full Hydraulic steering is permitted.
7.17.2: Rear Steering is permitted.
7.17.3: Brake Steering (See Brakes).
7.17.4: All steering components, u-joints, and fittings must be in good working order as
determined by a W.E.ROCK official.
7.17.5: Hydraulic steering fluids must not leak.
7.17.6: Hydraulic lines must be steel braided line in good shape. All lines must be run in a safe
7.17.7: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

7.19: Suspension
The following are suspension guidelines for competition:
7.19.1: Reactive suspension systems are approved.
7.19.2: Manual suspension controls (i.e.: Forced Hydraulics) are approved in this class.
7.19.3: Suspension pivot points, connecting points must be free of cracks and in good physical
condition as determined by a W.E.ROCK official.

7.20: Tires
The following are tire guidelines for competition:
7.20.1: All factory built tires from any manufacturer.
7.20.2: Tire Studs, screws, or anything added to the tire to aid traction are not permitted

7.21: Transfer Case
The transfer cases transfers power to the front axle and rear axle of a vehicle.
The following are transfer case guidelines for competition:
7.21.1: All transfer cases are approved.
7.21.2: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.
7.21.3: All Driveline u-joints must be covered so that broken parts may not hit any occupants.

7.22: Transmission
The following are transmission guidelines for competition:
7.22.1: All automatic or manually operated transmissions are approved.
7.22.2: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

Jump This
January 16th, 2009, 18:21
So Dave, did you read all the rules?


January 18th, 2009, 01:15
I've been doing that stuff all day.

You'd think, with having made Goatmans rig compliant last year, we would have had a short list this year; but I probably spent 7 hours just doing wiring today.


I'm starting to get excited for the race...

Jump This
January 18th, 2009, 06:40
I was out there yesturday (so was Gary) and there were a number of people doing some prerunning.
The race is going to be BIG!

January 18th, 2009, 08:07
Right now the rig is sitting with no shocks/springs, no tires and wheels, no seats, no fuel cell, no fuel plumbing, steering unbolted, and control arm front and rear disconnected, and no skins. We'll be ready. :)

Jump This
January 18th, 2009, 09:42
Right now the rig is sitting with no shocks/springs, no tires and wheels, no seats, no fuel cell, no fuel plumbing, steering unbolted, and control arm front and rear disconnected, and no skins. We'll be ready. :)

Even in that condition you are wayyyy ahead of some of your competitors!

January 20th, 2009, 12:04
a nice simple and unrestrictive ruleset if ever I saw one.

most racing sanctioning bodies have rule books that run into hundreds of pages.

hey, if I never had deadlines, I would never get anything done. really glad I pretty much have to just show up, thanks to all the team members putting in many hours of hard work getting the rig ready