following rules apply to ALL Acceleration Series divisions.
7-65. Roll Cage Requirements
Every vehicle must meet the minimum roll cage requirements listed herein:
1. A roll cage is mandatory and must consist of four uprights joined together at all four corners of the top.
2. An "X" must be in place between the two rear up rights at the bottom, and then a diagonal bar may be put in place to joint the top and bottom horizontal bars.
3. Four horizontal bars running between the front and rear upright bracing required on the drivers’s side and may bow outward. Vertical bar pieces may be welded in place between the four horizontal bars.
4. Bars on the drivers side must be padded with roll bar closed-cell foam padding.
5. A minimum or three horizontal bars or an "X" is required on the passenger side.
6. A horizontal bar between the two front uprights at, just above, or just below dashboard level is required. If necessary plastic housing around the steering column shaft may be cut or removed to accommodate this horizontal bar.
7. Roll cage tubing must be of minimum 1 ¾ inch O.D. and a minimum of .090 wall thickness construction.
8. The roll cage may not reinforce the body or frame or alter the geometry of the car.
9. Roll bars may not dissect or bisect the front or rear firewalls.
10. All pipes and bars must be professionally welded all the way around at every joint. Any vehicles with welds deemed to be unsafe will not be permitted onto the track for practice or racing until the situation is corrected to the satisfaction of the Technical Director.
11. All vehicles WITH FRAMES must have the cage welded directly to the frame and not the floor boards.
12. All vehicles WITHOUT FRAMES may use "sandwich" method when securing the cage into the vehicle or install square tubing that can not extent beyond the front or rear upright. Excessive tubing structure beyond 4 point base will not be permitted.
7-66. Claim Rule
There will be a claim rule. Complete car/truck less the seat, belts, window net and fuel cell. OPS officials have the sole rights to execute claimer rule to keep fairness to all competitors.
Claim amounts for each individual division detailed:
Outlaw/Ladies: $2,000.00 (Two thousand dollars)
Rebels/Trucks: $1,500.00 (One thousand five hundred dollars)
Be AWARE in the fairness of competition and spirit of cost containment in the Acceleration series this Claim Rule will be executed if Track officials determine it is in the best interest of competition. In the claim intent when a claim is imposed team will have a determined time after given event to remove the previously listed safety equipment. The car becomes the property of Oxford Plains Speedway immediately. Any team that refuses claim will be suspended indefinitely without recourse and additional fines may be imposed. It is all competitors’ responsibility to understand and comply with all rules and regulations.
7-67. Driver Eligibility
No driver shall compete in this series who is either a prior track champion in a WEEKLY Saturday night division at any track in Maine, won at least one feature in such a division, or competed in such a division at any time in the previous five years.
Drivers that have been in competition in 5 seasons are required to move up (I.E. Truck to Rebel/Rebel to Outlaw/Outlaw to Championship Series equivalent). Any driver that wins two consecutive championships in the same division within the Acceleration Series will be required to move up.
Drivers MAY retain eligibility if they race the same car used on Wednesday nights in a comparable Championship Series at OPS. OPS officials will make the final determination on any driver's eligibility.
7-68. Race Format
Format for all events shall be 20 laps or 20 minutes or as determined by Oxford Plains Speedway.
7-69. Wheel Camber
Right front wheel must have no more than a maximum of 1 ½ inches (i.e. Top In) of camber with stock OEM adjustments only with no alterations. Left front will be up to ½ inch and 0 camber on rear. Strut suspension cars are allowed only 1 inch camber. (Camaro’s, Mustangs)
7-70. Engine Update
All engines at idle must produce a vacuum of 16’ to-22”.
All tires for Rebels, Ladies, Outlaws and Sport Trucks must have a minimum tread wear rating of 220. No retreads allowed. Use of any chemically treated tires is NOT permitted. Tire softening is Illegal. Suspension and possible monetary fines will result in the discovery of any altering of tires. Buffing of tires is permitted.