Colorado Outlaw Racing Assoc.
2013 Colorado 1200 Outlaws LLC. Rules/Specifications
Jan. 2, 2013 (changes
and/or adjustments are notated in italicized bold & yellow)
Colorado 1200 Outlaws LLC. was created solely for the purpose of promoting a
motorcycle engine based 1200cc class of open wheel type (sprint car appearing)
race cars, currently competing with the Colorado Outlaw Racing Assoc. LLC., at
El Paso County Speedway located at Calhan, in the State of Colorado, and
possibly participating in any bordering states.
pages contain the official rules and car specifications for all sanctioned
events of the Colorado 1200 Outlaws, LLC (hereon 1200’s). The 1200’s or
their appointed representative will have the final say to resolve any point not
covered herein. All decisions by 1200 officials or their appointed
representative are FINAL!
express or implied warranty of safety shall result from these publications.
Under no circumstances, do the 1200’s guarantee against injury or death of any
participant, spectator, 1200’s official, or track official.
- Racing is a very
emotional sport. As such, good sportsmanship is the key element of any
competitors racing program. This must include respect for all participants –
drivers, owners, pit crews and officials. For our part we will make very effort
with our rules regardless of whom or what is involved. We will treat all
participants with respect and expect similar treatment in return. A racer’s
pit area is his/her castle – therefore please stay out of other racer’s pit
areas, especially after an incident where you have been involved with that
racer. Drivers – remember that you are responsible for the actions of your
crews. Any offending parties will be fined appropriately and disciplinary
actions will be initiated as deemed necessary.
1200 Outlaw Rules
All participants must conform to all 1200’s rules specifications. Participant
also agrees to follow any/all General Rules and Guidelines at any track a 1200
event is held.
The term "official", as used in this rules package, will refer only to
1200 officials and not those of any track or other entity. At any 1200’s event, two “volunteers” will be assigned
the duty of hosting the post race tech. inspection.
The same two “volunteers” may be used at more than one event at any
time throughout the racing season.
The 1200 Outlaws have a one (1) weekend grace period for any
"visiting" competitor. Visiting competitors can race for the purse
money paid, but will not score championship points. All drivers must
register for a license with the 1200’s at a cost of $ 75.00 to score any
championship points for any sanctioned event (NO EXCEPTIONS). All drivers must
be at least 16 years old, exception: drivers under the age of 16 (but no
younger than 14) will be allowed to race once he/she has met ALL of the
following conditions; 1) Provide a certified copy of the competitors birth
certificate; 2) the 1200’s administration must have a minor release waiver of
liability signed by the drivers’ parent/guardian on file; 3) driver must
produce proof of prior racing experience. Anyone
under the age of 14 and/or anyone who has not complied with the conditions above
will be denied entry to race. Registration may be revoked, and a competitor
asked to leave the premises for an incident regarding non-sportsmanlike, or
conduct unbecoming a 1200’s member mannerisms. The space in the pit area
occupied by the driver/owner/car and tow vehicle is theirs for the event.
Another competitor is not allowed to enter that space unless you are
invited to do so, especially in any kind of overly aggressive manner.
All registered cars must display a current registration decal and official
decals of all major 1200’s sponsors, affixed to the car where they are visible
from the front or left
side to receive points and/or monies.
• All drivers must attend the
1200’s or track pit meeting at each/any racing facility. Any driver
failing to attend the pit meeting will have to start at the rear of the
field in their designated heat race. In a situation that there is no heat race,
then the driver will have to start at rear of designated feature (either the
"B" or "A" feature).
car may be inspected at any time during the event by 1200’s officials to
determine the general legality of the car, up to and including safety concerns,
i.e.; safety restraint systems, wing overhang violations, roll cage damage,
steering and/or suspension damage, fuel containment damage, as well as any other
safety related concerns. Items of a
“competitor protest-able” nature shall be left to the protest process.
All competitors must utilize a “Raceceiver”. No two-way radios or electronic
communication devices shall be used by any driver or team.
All 1st year 1200's competitors MUST attend a “New Driver”
orientation session before being allowed to compete.
• All 1200 competitors
must also abide by “local track” rules and race procedures.
car numbers must be approved by and registered with the Association. No
duplicate car numbers will be allowed within the Association. All
car numbers must be approved by and registered with the Association or C.R.A. Information
on number availability is available at the C.R.A. office. If two drivers want
same number, priority is given to driver competing in the most events in the
prior year if they register on/before the first point race.
fee for the 2013 season: Colo. 1200 Outlaws - $ 75, or combo Colo. 1200/High
Plains Midgets - $ 125 (every driver must be registered with C.R.A., if not,
driver will receive NO points and NO money for that race event). Visiting
drivers will be subject to a $ 10 “Guest” fee, over and above the $ 25 pit
pass. Numbers will be reserved no longer than
the February 1st following
the previous season if not renewed. Three digit numbers or additional letters
are not permitted (due to track scorekeeper provisions).
The size, color and style of numbers must allow prompt identification by
officials at all times. Number must be kept clean. If your number is unreadable
you need to make necessary changes or not be scored.
In such case that duplicate numbers occur, a
letter/number will be added to the car that has not competed with the Colo. 1200
Outlaws. Notice must be given to track staff and all other attending members of
a car and/or number change for any driver. The car number 69 has been
permanently retired in honor of Jack Bongberg, and will not be allowed to be
Numbers must be legibly displayed on
both sides of tail tank/cover with minimum 12” numbers.
Numbers must be legibly displayed with 12” numbers on the sideboards
and 18” numbers on the center of the top wing. A
minimum 10" number must be displayed on the nose of the hood if competing
with the High Plains Midgets. The
size, color and style of numbers must allow prompt identification by officials
at all times. Number must be kept clean. If your number is unreadable you need
to make necessary changes or not be scored.
All cars must be in
the staging area and lined up correctly for their races.
If not in line, you will be placed on the tail or refused entry to the
race. No car may be push-started in/from the staging area. If
push-started, car/driver will have to start that race from the rear of the
• RACE PROCEDURES –
Refer to EPCS “General Rules”
Refer to EPCS “General Rules”
EXITING THE TRACK -- After the initial green flag, if you exit the track during a
race, and are in the infield, you may re-enter in a safe manner.
If you exit the track and go to the pits, you may not re-enter the track.
Exception: those tracks with a “hot pit” area.
a start or restart, a driver who jumps cars (positions) will be placed back in
the final scoring sheet two spots for every car jumped. Those who flagrantly
jump cars or drive unnecessarily rough will be disqualified and scored last in
the race. Any driver(s)/car(s) pushed to restart its engine (on the track) after
a yellow flag, shall restart the race at the rear of the field, lined up
according to the scoring on the previously scored lap.
DISPUTES -- All disputes involving racing procedure that develop
at trackside must be settled by the HPM officials.
Should any participant have a complaint with a race track official or
administrator, he will immediately bring it to the attention of an official or
officer who will, in turn, deal with the necessary parties and bring the problem
to a conclusion. Under no
circumstances shall a participant directly approach the racetrack staff.
Any fighting, un-sportsmanlike conduct,
drinking, or use of drugs by a driver or any member of his pit crew will result
in immediate suspension of that driver for the remainder of the racing season.
-- 4-Cycle motorcycle engine. 1202cc
(+/-¼%: 1205cc maximum). Maximum 6-inch offset; measured C/L of motor to C/L of
-- All engines will be measured (cc’d) and mechanically
sealed by a 1200’s official (an engine sealed by a competing Assoc. will be
-- Electric self-starting – Cars can only be pushed to start in case of mechanical failure (i.e. dead battery, etc.) and must be approved by a 1200’s official for that race. Any car push started, either from the staging area, or on the track, must start/restart from the rear of the field.
aspirated: carburetors or fuel injection. Fuel
injection may be either constant flow or EFI.
EFI systems may be comprised of either OEM or aftermarket throttle
bodies, injectors and ECU. No ram air systems allowed.
-- Stock appearing head, cylinder and
crankcase. Head and crankcase are
to be OEM (original equipment manufacturer) castings.
"After-market" look-alike cylinders (blocks) are allowed.
aftermarket traction control devices are allowed in any form.
Mufflers -- All cars must have a muffler capable of keeping the noise level
at or below 95dB (measured at 100 ft. from
edge of racing surface). Complete exhaust system must be
leak free and remain intact for the duration of the race.
• CAR / CHASSIS
-- Car is to resemble a Sprint Car,
particularly the hood and tail. No
side pods allowed, nerf bars (kick offs) may not be enclosed in any fashion.
Roll cage minimum: 1 ¼” x .095 chassis. Highly recommended: 1
3/8" OD X .095; Wall: 4130-N tubing. Allowed:
1 3/8" OD X .120 Wall: mild steel tubing.
Driver minimum head clearance: 3" measured to the top of the cage,
with driver belted in (in racing position), helmet in place, with driver in full
upright, seated position.
-- Cars must be equipped with a metal firewall completely
separating the engine from the driver's compartment. Driver's feet are required
to be behind the firewall and the engine. Cars
must have a floor pan that extends from the front of the seat to the firewall.
No chassis altering devices allowed from inside the cockpit during an event,
i.e. computer controlled or cockpit adjustable shocks, torsion bar/blade
adjusters, etc. (Exception: wing
slider, brake proportioning valve, Dial-A-Jets.)
Minimum: 66"; Maximum: 72".
-- Brakes: Hydraulic
brakes capable of sliding a minimum of both rear wheels at racing speeds are
Bumpers and nerf bars are required. Nerf
bars cannot be wider than the rear tires.
Steering gear is mandatory. Rack
and pinion steering is acceptable. Go-cart type steering is not allowed.
Steering wheel must have a quick-release fastener (no pin type release). Release
hub may not contain any plastic parts.
have approved racing fuel cell/tank. All fuel tanks, fuel cells, bladders, or
plastic tanks must be constructed and supported in a manner to avoid rupture or
breakage, and must contain a fuel bladder or approved foam blocks. A traditional
fuel tank that extends beyond the rear torsion tubes must contain a fuel bladder
and meet SFI spec. 28.3. Non traditional cell/tank
must be mounted within
chassis tubes, must be strapped and bolted and secured with minimum 3/8” grade
5 bolts. A midget style shell concealing the tank is required. “Hard Cell”
tanks must have a FIA or SFI safety rating. Top flush cap fill plate required.
No open vents. No screw on caps allowed. Metal / aluminum / homemade tanks are
Battery: must be mounted securely to frame. No
wire or rubber cords can be used. Marine type cover highly recommended.
Final chain drive is mandatory. Chains
must be properly guarded. If within
the frame rails, the chain guard must be minimum 14 gauge stainless steel, 12
gauge mild steel, or 3/32” tempered 2024 aluminum, and designed to completely
shield and protect the driver and the fuel tank (if the fuel tank is in line
with the chain) from the chain. The
guard is to extend on top from the firewall to beyond the drivers seat, from the
top of the chain to the floor pan and from the firewall to behind the seat on
the side of the driver, or both sides in such a manner that the chain cannot
puncture the fuel tank, if it is directly in line with the chain. The guard must be designed to prevent the chain from entering
the driver’s compartment.
Driver’s seat: must be a manufactured aluminum racing seat.
Fiberglass or homemade seats are not allowed.
A five point, 3” lap belt, shoulder harness and sub belt system are
required. Seat must be bolted to the chassis with a minimum of three (3) 5/16”
grade 8 bolts with lock nuts. No Dzus style fasteners will be allowed. If the
seat is not of high back design, a helmet pad must be utilized behind the
Radiators and oil coolers: Radiators and/or oil coolers must be located in a
shielded area outside the driver's compartment and cannot extend above or be
located behind the driver's head.
(pump or racing type) or Alcohol fuel (ethanol / methanol). Sunoco
brand "ALKY" is the only permitted non-performance enhancing fuel
lubricating additive allowed. No
ram air systems allowed.
-- NO Nitro, Nitrous Oxide or
Oxygenated agents (propane, butane) are allowed, or may be introduced into any
portion of the fuel/air induction system. The
fuel/air induction system includes, but is not limited to, the fuel
tank/bladder, all fuel lines and fittings, fuel filters, fuel pump, fuel pump
regulator, fuel rail, pill holders, carburetors, throttle bodies, air stacks,
air box, air filter(s), Dial-A-Jet, barrel valve(s), directly into the intake
ports in the head, or directly into the combustion chamber.
valve must be located as close as possible to the fuel tank.
Valve must be operable from rear wheel area without requiring tools or
removal of any parts for access. Remote
operation from cockpit is allowed. All
fuel shutoff valves must be clearly marked as to the “OFF” position, so that
safety workers clearly understand which way to shut off fuel flow in the vent of
• TIRES & WHEELS
-- Wheels must be 13" in diameter
-- Tires are to be a minimum of
750 pound minimum, car only, at the conclusion of any race, as well as car and
driver must weigh a minimum of 950 lbs. 600cc
powered cars must weigh a minimum of 850 lbs. car and driver.
Fuel cannot be added to make weight following the event.
New cars being built must meet this weight without adding ballast.
Existing cars can add ballast, but it must be securely bolted to the
frame. NO wire, hose clamps, etc.
can be used to secure ballast.
-- Top (cage) wings are mandatory. Top wings cannot exceed 16 square feet and cannot extend
beyond the width of the tires as measured by placing a straight bar at the lower
outside sidewall of the rear tire (either one) and extending the bar vertically
to touch the upper outside sidewall of that rear tire.
The top wing MUST NOT touch the bar or disqualification and loss of
points for that race will result. The
only exception to this rule is if that car was involved in an on-track incident
in that race that may have changed the original position of the wing.
This is considered a safety issue and will be dealt with very seriously.
Nose wings are allowed. NO plywood or Plexiglas wings will be permitted.
• DRIVER SAFETY
DRIVERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN USE EVERY TIME THEY ARE IN THEIR
CAR ON THE TRACK:
• SA2005 (or
newer) rated SNELL (or
SFI 31.2) full-face helmet is required (M-rated helmets are not allowed).
Approved NOMEX or equal fire suit. (Single-layer
suits must have NOMEX underwear.) Gloves,
socks, shoes and head sock (or skirt). SFI-5 rated fire suits and NOMEX
underwear are highly recommended.
Three-inch lap and shoulder harness, and sub belt are required.
Belts must be attached to car in a safe manner as approved by the
technical directors and must not be over three (3) years old.
Arm restraints and neck collars are required.
Head and neck restraint system is highly recommended (neck collar not
required with this system).
Fire extinguishers are required for each car in the pit, and must be
inspected every six (6) months.
Racecars utilizing alcohol for fuel must have water available in the
Kill switch is required within the driver's reach when restraints are on.
Main power switch must be clearly marked as to the “OFF” position, so
that safety workers clearly understand which way to shut off electrics in the
event of an incident.
nets on the right side of cage are required. Cage nets on left side are
recommended. Cars equipped with a correctly mounted full containment seat
are exempt from the requirement for a cage net.
Any 1200’s official has the right to disqualify any car judged to be
unsafe until corrections are completed.
After any on-track crash, the car (or cars) will need to be re-inspected
before being allowed into the next racing heat or feature or event.
• Heat Race(s) & Feature Format
All accumulated championship points go to the registered driver.
First night, the pill draw for the heat race lineup will be held at the pit
shack (or at announced location). Pills to be drawn by the drivers, and
the lineup will be written on the lineup board at that time. Low
# - pole, low # 3, low #5, etc. for 1st heat; low #2 pole, low #4,
low #6, etc. for 2nd heat. No more than 10 cars per heat. If more than 21 cars in
attendance, then a third heat may be required. (In the case of three heats, low #3 will be on pole,
every third # succeeding, etc). All cars equipped with an engine less than
900cc must start at the rear of the field for both heat (s) & feature (s).
From second night on, all heats will be determined by incoming points, lined up
totally inverted, with new drivers carrying no points average lined up to the
rear. Points average is determined only by feature points acquired, divided by
features competed in, with the exception of any feature DNS.
B-Mains (when needed) are lined up "HEADS UP" with the highest finishing non-qualifiers to the
night, the winner of the first heat will draw a "chip" at the official
lineup board to determine how many rows will be inverted for the feature event.
There will be three (3) chips, a "5", a "6", or
"All" (full field inversion). The remainder of the field
will be lined up "heads up" after the front rows are inverted.
From second night on, when two heat races are run, the top 10 qualifiers will be
inverted for feature line-up according to points average (number of total
feature points scored, divided by number of races run). When three or more heat
races are run, the top 12 qualifiers will be inverted for feature line-up
according to points average. The remainder of the field will be lined up
"heads up" after the front rows are inverted, excluding rookies (see "Rookie
rule" in General Rules). Any DNS (0 points) in any previous feature, will not calculate into
any racer's points avg.
Any new driver that qualifies and does not yet have a points average shall be
lined up in the 11th position on a ten (10) car invert, and in the 13th position
on a twelve (12) car invert.
Accrued heat race points DO NOT calculate in the points average. Points average
is determined only by feature points acquired, divided by features competed in,
with the exception of any feature DNS.
Points average will also determine the line-up for rookie contenders for their
first five events, and will apply as stated above thereafter.
10. Any car not running at a reasonable
racing speed may be black-flagged for safety reasons.
the end of the feature event, the top four (4) finishing cars shall proceed
directly from the racetrack to the designated scale location for post race tech.
Failure to appear (or stop) at the scales will result in a minimum penalty of
the loss of two finishing positions for that feature event.
Subsequent violations of this rule will result in the loss of three
finishing positions for those feature events.
At the completion of the main event, the alternate driver (fourth place)
will draw a poker chip. All of
these chips would include a technical requirement, i.e. Fuel, or no additional
tech. This would be done post race
only, not at the beginning of the race night or at the beginning of the race.
The 4 poker chips values will be labeled: 3 chips - Fuel; 1 chip - blank.
• PROTEST – Refer to EPCS “General Rules M – Protest”
(in accordance with EPCS & IMCA)
the rules don’t say you can, ASSUME YOU CAN’T!!
submissions for subsequent racing seasons must be submitted to Alan Davis 18245
State Hwy. 94 Colo. Spgs., CO 80930 or email@example.com
, by Oct. 31st of each year to be considered for admission into the following
years rules/guidelines. Submissions will be reviewed by an appointed "Rules
Committee" after all have been received.
• ANNUAL AWARDS (may be held in conjunction
with El Paso County Speedway Awards Banquet).
Rookie of the Year
A “Rookie” is any driver who has
not completed in more than five (5) 1200/mini
sprint/lightning sprint events before
joining as a Colorado 1200 Outlaws driver.
"Rookie-Of-The-Year" candidate must complete a minimum of 60% of the
scheduled races for that season. The
candidate must show marked improvement through the course of the season.
The "Rookie-Of-The-Year" will be determined by the
total amount of points scored through the course of the season.
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