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Marion Center Speedway
"The Thrill On The Hill"

484 Potts Road, Marion Center PA 15759
Phone: (724)397-2718
Saturday Night Racing at 7:30PM

CheckeredFlag2013 Mod-Lite Rules:

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Modified Lite Body Requirements & Specifications:
  1. Body must be 5/8 scale, stock appearing.
  2. Maximum outside tire width 60", cars must pass through a hoop 60 1/2" wide by 50" high, 73" wheelbase plus or minus 1".
  3. Overall Dimension:  42" min. and 50" max. from ground - total car height.  124 " max. total length, bumper to bumper.
  4. Side and Rear Quarter Panel:  84" max. - Door and rear quarter length.  30" min. 38" max - Side height of rear quarter panel from ground.  30" max. height of quarter panel.
  5. Hood:  20" min. 27" max. - Hood height excluding breather protectors (bottom of frame rail to top of hood).  Ram air induction system prohibited.  Rear air induction system prohibited.  No part of nose section (in front of spindle centerline) may be wider than maximum of 24".  Hood may taper out to door panels at the rear.
  6. Roof Panel:  40" min. to 48" max. - length of roof panel.  36" min. 42" max. - width of roof.  No part of roof panel may have more that 14 degree of angle rake.  No deflector of any type on upper sides or rear roof panel.  Roof entrance hatch optional.
  7. Rear Upper Quarter Panel:  20" min. 38" max. rear upper side panel may contain Plexiglas.  Side panels maybe no higher than 3" at the rear of the straight line q quarter panel top edge.  Side panel may be no higher than an imaginary line from rear edge of roof panel to 3" above the top of the rear quarter panel.
  8. Side Window:  18" min. opening length.  10" min. side opening height front and rear.
  9. Interior:  46" min. 50" max. - width of rear and body panels.  Rear shelf may have no more than 5 degree rake and may not be convex in design.  No lips or spoilers of any kind.  36" min. 56" max. - length of right side pad area with maximum 30 degree.  Left side pod may be altered for driver access.  rear quarter distance from center of rear 20" min. and 30" max.  Cockpit cover with a max. of 1/2 lip will be permitted providing the on/off cutoff switch is reachable from outside the car by safety personnel.
  1. Rear Spoiler (Optional):
    1. A one (1) piece, aluminum / lexan spoiler with a maximum height of 4 inches from the rear deck will be permitted.
    2. The rear spoiler must be non-adjustable from the cockpit and/or during racing conditions.
    3. Hinges, adjuster(s), slides and/or any other type device will be permitted.
    4. May not extend the rear quarter panel.
    5. Metal gurney and/or table and/or flanges and/or lips will not be permitted.
    6. A brake and/or bend on the top of the aluminum/lexan spoiler will be permitted for reinforcement.
    7. The maximum overall height of the spoiler when measured from the ground must not exceed 40 inches.
    8. No vertical supports for the purpose of fastening the spoiler to the rear deck will be permitted.

  2. Rear Frame Area:

    1. The rear frame area from the rear shelf downward may have an optional enclosed panel.
    2. Louvers allowed and holes allowed.
  3. Weight:

    1. 1250 lbs.
    2. No weight outside of car body, i.e. on nerf bars.
  4. Bumper Dimensions:

    1. Front width 30", Bumper height 6" to 8" with 2-bar loop.  Ground to top of bumper: 12" minimum and 16" maximum.  Bumper may not extend more than 12 " forward of front tires.
    2. Rear maximum width 56" with 3 vertical bars.  Bumper height 6" to 8" with 2-bar loop configuration.  Ground to top of bumper: 12" minimum and 18" maximum.  May not extend more than 8" behind rear body panels.
    3. Bumpers must be hollow with maximum wall thickness of .125.
  5. Firewall: 

    1. Firewall must be metal and must completely separate engine compartment from cockpit. 
    2. Engine protruding into cockpit must be enclosed.
  6. Windshield:

    1. Windshield must be Lexan, wire mesh, or protection bars.
    2. No Glass.
    3. All other cockpit areas must remain open.
    4. Deflectors may be used in front of driver.
    5. May be no wider than roll bar area.
  7. Nerf Bars:

    1. Full length nerf bars between front and rear tires mandatory.
    2. Maximum outside diameter of 1.25" and .125 maximum thickness, must be hollow and may not extend out beyond tread width more than 1" at the rear only.
  8. Seat:

    1. Seat must be high-back aluminum, racing type.
    2. All cars will have a permanent bar located behind top of seat at should level.
    3. Bottom of seat will not be more than 63" back measured from upper ball joint.
    4. Seat may be tilted back for added driver head clearance, however, no portion of the seat may be back more than 70" as measured above.
  9. Numbers:

    1. Car number must be minimum 12" in height and 2" wide.
    2. Must be displayed on each door and roof or truck.
    3. Numbers in 4" size should be on front and rear of car to help with line-ups.
  10. Wheels and Tires:

    1. Steel wheels only, minimum wall thickness .090", 13" only. Wheel width maximum 8".
    2. Open Tire.
    3. 40-durometer minimum before the race.
    4. Bead lock rims are optional on both right and left sides.
  11. Engine Specifications:  (Bazzaz fuel performance devices will NOT BE ALLOWED in any application within the rules.)  Engine allowed between the years of 2000-2008 can be used.  Minimum weight with driver will be 1250 lbs.

  12. General Motor Specifications:

    1. Four cycle, four cylinders maximum only.  Must have working transmission, clutch, and starter with all parts in place.  Complete clutch assembly must remain in engine. External reverse boxes allowed.  No air controlled shifting devices.
    2. Charging system optional.  Battery powered ignition system only.  Alternator cover allowed.
    3. No auxiliary starters.
    4. Engines must be frond mounted in engine compartment.
    5. Engine setback:  The "square of the engine" (rear fins of the jugs) may not extend rearward more than 17" from the center of front spindle.  No part of the engine or transmission may extend rearward more than 21 inches from center of front spindle.
    6. no aftermarket fuel injection and no turbo's.  No nitrous oxide.  OEM fuel injection must remain stock.
    7. Engine must be cooled by original intent.  May use extra fan or oil cooler.
    8. Engine exhaust must include muffler and exit rearward.  All muffler devices must include baffles.  Muffler MUST meet local track regulations, (if mandatory).
  13. Battery, Fuel System:

    1. Battery and fuel pump must be mounted outside drivers compartment.  Battery must be secure and held with non-rubber strap.  Electric fuel pump allowed.
    2. Fuel cell mandatory, max 5 gal., located in truck.
    3. Gasoline or alcohol only, no fuel additives allowed.  According to local preference.
    4. Reinforced or steel braided line must be used in high-pressure areas.
    5. A direct manual cut-off switch wired to ground circuit will be installed on the right rear shelf or rear firewall with 6" of corner formed by the rear deck and rear firewall.  Switch will be located over the right shoulder of the driver.  The emergency electrical cut off switch will be clearly located and marked.
  14. Drive Train:

    1. Must use steel drive shaft from transmission to automotive rear end.  Min 2.50" x 0.083" or 2" x .120"
    2. Quick-change rear ends allowed with steel tubes only.
    3. Drive shaft tunnel must have min of 2 (3 recommended) 360-degree hoops between firewall and seat back.  Must be fabricated of min. .1875 x 1.5 steel bar. 1" x .095" steel tube highly recommended.
    4. Rear must be locked or have a solid spool.  No slip spools allowed.
    5. No titanium axles allowed.
  15. Frame and Roll Cage:

    1. Mainframe members will be min. of 1" x 2" x .120" wall rectangular steel tubing only.  Mainframe rail consist of the length between the front lower a-arm cross member and the rear man roll bar upright.  No aluminum allowed in cage or frame.
    2. Mainframe will have a min. of 3 cross members between firewall and back of seat fabricated of same material as frame rails.  Alternate materials may be steel angle, min. .125" x 1.5" x 2".  Cross-bracing in floor under driver strongly recommended.  Rear frame rails at rear roll bar must be 34" max and 30" min. outside dimension.  Rear roll bar must meet same dimension as the frame it is mounted to.  Frame may taper forward of driver seat area.  Front engine area frame must be 24" max. and 20" min. outside dimension.  Left and right frame rails must be the same + or - 1/2".
    3. Roll cage must be DOM steel min. 1.25" x .065" (.095 recommended) in all cars manufactured from 12/98 on.  Clubs may grandfather older cars with 1" x .065" tubing.  Cross-brace or diagonal strongly recommended in hoop over driver's head.
    4. All cars must have cage bars installed across door openings on both sides.  Bars should be welded in place as part of roll cage.  Min. size 1" x .065".   (1.25" x .095" recommended) cars with bars mounted on doors should have full door frame and min. of 2 horizontal cross bars.  Min. 1" x .083".  Cars with bars mounted on doors must have 1/4" x 2" steel stops welded in on each side of opening, totaling a min. of 4" on each end of door.
    5. It is required to have a steel bar with a min. size of 1" x .065" from doorpost to doorpost, under the dash.  Steel plate on driver's door bars recommended.
    6. It is recommended that, it using rivets, body panels attach to tabs welded onto cage instead of drilling multiple holes into cage bars.
    7. No down tube frame cars allowed.  Any bars going from cowl area to snout must remain below the upper line of hood.
    8. Classic pickups may have two (2) bars going from upper rear roll cage down to rear clip.
  16. Suspension:

    1. Front suspension must not extend rearward pas the most forward panel of the firewall.
    2. Rear trailing arm/radius rod specifications:  Arms may have a max. length of 30"
    3. Torque-absorbing devices are permitted.
    4. Max. 3 radius rods or 3 link suspension.
    5. Wheel offsets are allowed.
    6. Hub offsets are NOT allowed.  Hubs front and rear must be within 1/2" distance from mainframe rail on either side of car, measured from center of rotor to vertical plane of frame rail.
    7. Coil-over shocks are the only allowable means of supporting the chassis.  One shock and one spring per wheel only.  Shock and spring must remain as one unit.
    8. Shocks must be of all-steel construction, non-adjustable type.  May not be of a type that allow dis-assembly.
    9. No driver shall have the ability to adjust suspension from inside car.
    10. Straight front axles are prohibited.  Local clubs may grandfather existing cars for competition.
    11. No leaf springs.
    12. No birdcage type rear linkage.
    13. Anti-roll (sway) bars permitted front or rear.  Must be connected without adjustments to arm location.
    14. No torsion bar suspension system of any type allowed.
    15. No cant-a-lever or cant-a-lever type device will be permitted in or on any area of the race car.
  17. Steering:
    1. All steering components must have safety fasteners such as cotter pins or self-locking nuts.
    2. Manufactured quick-release steering wheel hubs mandatory.
    3. Rack and pinion steering is mandatory.
  18. Brakes:

    1. All four (4) wheels must have working calipers and rotors.
    2. Rotors and Calipers:  (*) Steel rotors mandatory, .250 min. thickness; (*) Steel OEM calipers or aluminum calipers; (*) Cutting and scalloping of rotors will be allowed.  No surface cracks of any type will be allowed on the face of the rotors; (*) Drilling of rotors is permitted.
    3. Adjustable brakes bias and wheel shut offs allowed.
    4. Competition-type master cylinders allowed.
  19. Safety Equipment:

    1. Fire bottle system HIGHLY recommended, must be fastened down with metal spring bands and not plastic.
    2. Driver uniform will consist of:  (1.) Fire suit (single layer min., one or 2 piece).  (2) Fireproof gloves.  (3) Fireproof shoes.  (4) Approved helmet with SA2005 or higher.  (5) Full-face helmet.  (6) Head and neck restraint system recommended.
    3. Car must be equipped with 5-point safety harness, no more than 2 years old, with min. of 3-inch belts.
    4. Aluminum, high-backed racing seat mandatory.
    5. Window nets, arm restraints, head and neck restraints HIGHLY recommended.
  20. Miscellaneous Rules:

    1. No two-way radios.
    2. One-way communication from officials only is allowed.
    3. No mirrors allowed.
  21. Track Miscellaneous Rules:  If you have questions about your car qualifying for these rules, any driver or pit crew member has till 7:00pm to ask inspector to check their car.

All drivers under the age of 18 MUST have signed waver by parent or guardian, Notarized.



The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for events.  The rules shall govern the conduct of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules.  No expressed or implied warranty to safety shall result for publication or compliance with these rules and/or regulations.  They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury to the participant, spectator, or official.  The race director shall be empowered to permit deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements.  No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from such alteration of specification.  Any interpretation of these rules is left to the discrepancies of the officials.  Their decisions are final.

Anyone causing disturbance at the track such as fighting, blocking the track, etc., will be subject to 1 or 2 week suspension or a fine of $300.00 or both.  They will also be responsible for all physical or property damage from such disturbance to himself or others.  A fine of $300.00 levied and paid before person(s) will be allowed on MARION CENTER SPEEDWAY premises.  Fine payment will be added to the point fund.  The track officials will govern disturbance on a case-by-case basis.

No dogs will be permitted into the pits unless they are service animals only.