2021 Sooner Sprint Series
Rules & Event Procedures
This document will provide you with the rules, formats and general information for the Sooner Sprint Series (SSS). Please review the information provided throughly. The intent of the rule section is to provide a fairness for everyone that competes within the racing series. Rules can be modified at anytime by the Sooner Sprint Series if such modification is deemed in the best interest to the series and the participants. The Sooner Sprint Series is all about equality and fairness for its competitors. Please note one key fact….
If it isn’t in the rules, that doesn’t entitle an open season to do as you wish so check for approval before you do it. If there is a need for additional information or to make general inquiries, contact the series owner and/or series race director.
Section 1 Sportsmanship
1.1: Auto racing comprises of multiple factors of which sportsmanship is part of the equation. Competitors, crew members and their friends and family members are all expected to maintain a respectable mannerism towards one another. The Sooner Sprint Series will not tolerate unruly behavior and/or actions that are detrimental to the series by way of our fans, our competitors, our sponsors or our fellow track promoters. Our sport is a sport of passion and one which we all enjoy and proper sportsmanship is expected from everyone. Any negative behavior could lead to possible fines and/or suspensions by the Sooner Sprint Series. It is the wish of the series that these types of issues do not have to be dealt with. Racing is a fantastic thrill seeking sport and let’s all enjoy it as it is meant to be!
Section 2 Team Information
2.1: All race teams that meet the rules and guidelines of the Sooner Sprint Series are welcome to compete with the series. It is strongly recommended that the race teams display the decals of any sponsors of the Sooner Sprint Series. In the event a series sponsor has perks offered as potential rewards, sponsors decals (if available) must be displayed in a visible manner to earn such rewards and/or season ending cash awards such as an annual point fund or other types of awards. Sooner Sprint Series also needs your team information comprising of car owner, driver name, hometown, sponsors, car and engine make (when applicable) for the series announcer as this better promotes the series and the you the “race team” to our race fans. You can fill out a registration form from our website at soonersprintseries.com
2.2: Teams will run for season points at each event unless stipulated otherwise for special events. This could be announced by event announcements and/or at the drivers pit meeting. Event points payout is listed the points section of this document.
2.3: There will be a $20 pill draw/entry fee at each Sooner Sprint Series event per night unless stipulated otherwise for special events.
2.4: The general age requirement to compete with the Sooner Sprint Series is 16 years of age with proof of age required. Drivers under 16 are considered on an individual basis based on racing experience and other factors.
Section 3 Safety
3.1: Cars are subject to inspection at anytime. Cars must be free of mechanical defects and be in the safest condition possible.
NOTE: If your car is found to be in an unsafe condition (such as a cracked frame that is poorly welded for example), it will not be allowed onto the racetrack until the car is suitable for racing.
3.2: Helmets: All participating drivers must wear safety helmets designed specifically for auto racing that meet or exceeds the SA 2005 or SA 2010 Snell Foundation or SFI Foundation 31.1 Specifications and are labeled as such.
3.3: Belts: All racing belts must be a minimum of 3” wide, 5-point hook up and a quick release design. Belts are to be fastened securely to frame and/or roll cage. Belts are also to be within four (4) years of manufacture. Date stamp or tag MUST be visible on the belts.
3.4: Seats: All seats are recommended to be self contained type seats. Check with the Sooner Sprint Series if you have any other type of seat for approval.
3.5: Apparel: Drivers must wear a fire retardant protective uniform, gloves and shoes anytime the car is in motion on or off the racing surface. Fire retardant socks, head socks and underwear is strongly recommended.
3.6: Arm Restraints: Arm restraints are mandatory and must be worn at all times during competition.
3.7: Onboard fire suppression systems are recommended.
3.8: Front rock screens are mandatory and should be mounted with metal fasteners NOT plastic fasteners such as zip ties.
3.9: 2” thick roll cage padding is recommended anywhere the drivers head and legs could contact the frame.
3.10: Steering wheels: Removable steering wheels incorporating a quick release mechanism conforming to SFI Specification 42.1 are mandatory. Pin type mechanisms are heavily discouraged.
3.11: Drivers head with helmet on must not be within 3 inches of the under side of the top roll bars.
3.12: Drag link straps are required. Front Axle Tethers, Rear Axle Tethers and Torque Tube straps are recommended.
3.13: A minimum of two (2) throttle return springs must be connected to the throttle.
3.14: Any rookie sprint car driver may be subject to start at the rear of each race they are in until series officials feel said driver is worthy of starting in front of other cars. This is strictly for the safety of everyone involved! Contact us anytime if you have questions.
Section 4 Radios
4.1: Raceceiver radios are mandatory to compete with the Sooner Sprint Series. If a driver is found not to have their radio on while on the racetrack, the driver is subject to being disqualified for that race. This is an important safety issue, WEAR YOUR RADIOS! It is the teams responsibility to have extra batteries on hand if needed. Tracks the Sooner Sprint Series will perform at will have them for rent if you don’t have one. Channel is 454.000.
4.2: Two-way radios are not allowed and driver and team are subject to suspension if found to use such a radio.
Section 5 305 Sprint Engine Rules
5.1: Engines must be sealed with nationally registered serial numbered seals before they are permitted to compete. The seal bolts must be drilled for sealing wire on 2 adjacent cylinder head bolts on each head, 2 intake bolts, and 2 timing cover bolts. All nationally recognized logo and trademark stamps must be intact at time of inspection.
5.2: Steel blocks only. Only the following engine blocks will be permitted. GM 305 V-8s with the following approved casting numbers: 361979 460776 460777 460778 14010201 14010202 14010203 14088551 14016381 14016382 14016383 14094766 355909 14093627 14101147 10243878 4715111 10046164 14102058. A specific Dart Machinery block built and approved for national 305 sanctioned races is the "Little M" "B" block: part# 31151411.
5.3: If a lightened block is utilized, any ballast needed to make weight must be mounted between the front motor plate and no more than 12” behind the rear motor plate. Such weight must be secured by a minimum of 2- ½” bolts, painted white with the car number affixed to the weight.
5.4: A maximum of 315.9 cubic inches will be permitted (+/-0.0). Stroke 3.480"(+/-.020) Max bore 3.801. If 3.5” stroke, max bore is 3.790 Bore: Plain cast iron. Sleeves will be permitted for repair only.
5.5: Only flat top pistons with valve reliefs will be permitted. Pistons may not protrude from cylinder bore.
5.6: Only an iron or steel crankshaft with a minimum weight of 48 lbs. will be permitted (-1%). The main bearing diameter will be 2.450 ( -.030). Weight added to crank except balance metal, which must be welded in place, will not be permitted.
5.7: Only 5.700" steel connecting rods, with a rod journal diameter of 2.100 (-.030) will be permitted. Oil pan may be removed for inspection at any time.
5.8: Only chain cam drives will be permitted. Variable cam timing will not be permitted.
5.9: Only plain hub or SFI approved damper will be permitted. The water pump must remain in the stock location.
5.10: Only solid .842 diameter ferrous metal flat tappets will be permitted.
5.11: Only a cast iron cam, with a firing order of (18436572) will be permitted.
5.12: Only a straight wound spring with a flat damper that conforms to the specifications will be permitted. PSI @ seat 90-120#, @.500 lift 330-355#, Inst. Ht. 1.700 -1.820, Dia. 1.262 +- .005, Wire dia. .193 +- .002, Free ht. 2.130 max. 1.950 min., 5 full coils +/_ 1/8th turn as measured from tail to tail.
5.13: Only vented, wet sump, in pan, oil systems will be permitted.
5.14: Only rockers centered on & retained by the 3/8"rocker studs will be permitted.
5.15: The maximum valve lift permitted is .510" int. .535" exh. @ zero lash @ valve retainer. Only standard size & configuration, 7 degree retainers and keepers will be permitted.
5.16: Stud girdles, rev kits, or valve train stabilizers, will not be permitted.
5.17: Repositioning, boring or bushing of the cam or lifter bores will not be permitted. The maximum cam diameter will be 1.869 + .002
5.18: Only valves that conform to the original size, configuration, length & weight will be permitted. The sizes are as follows: stem size 11/32", Intake 1.94" .008 stem undercut. Exhaust 1.60", Orig. stem undercut to .315
5.19: Ferrous material only: Valves, Seats, Retainers, Keepers, Push rods, Springs, Tappets, Cam, Crank, Rods, Wrist pins, Fasteners, Main Caps. Materials and processes including but are not limited to; Titanium, Inconel, Ceramics, DLC, Nikasil, will not be permitted.
5.20: Only point type Magnetos or Kettering style ignition will be permitted. Only naturally aspirated constant flow fuel injection will be permitted.
5.21: Nationally recognized approved SPEC cylinder head: Alterations of any type will not be permitted. Machining, milling, resurfacing, grinding, polishing, welding, acid or caustic work, shot peening, glass beading, coating, or any other process that will alter the machined surfaces or the natural sand cast finish, will not be permitted. The cylinder head must retain all original dimensions & configurations including; Valves, springs, retainers, stems, & guides. Only re-seating the valves is permitted. Top cuts that extend into the aluminum of the chamber will not be permitted. Under the seat relief cuts, will not be permitted. Alterations to as delivered throat size, 1.810 Int. & 1.345 Ex. (+ .000 - .005) will not be permitted. Bowl changes will not be permitted. Every dimension of these heads has a gauge dimension that must be met for them to be certified. Any changes will result in disqualification. The stamped identification marks may not be altered.
5.22: Compression Ratio: 10.25 to 1 will be the maximum allowable compression ratio. The compression ratio may be checked with a whistle, or by measuring the volume of the assembled cylinder using liquid. The absolute minimum assembled cylinder volume measured at Top Dead Center (T.D.C.) is 70 cc. Any type of surfacing the heads will not be permitted without a repair authorization. Original serial numbers and certification marks must remain intact. They may not be altered or obscured. Any & all repairs MUST be pre-approved and the cylinder heads must be re-certified to meet national approved rules. If any spec head is found to be modified; it must be replaced with a certified spec head.
Section 6 360 Champ Sprint Engine Rules
6.1: 368 Cubic inch maximum displacement. Steel blocks only. Flat top pistons only (no protrusions above piston face). No internal reciprocating parts made of aluminum or titanium or anything other than steel. Water pumps to remain in the stock location and must be belt driven. Wet sump oil systems only. No external oil pumps or tanks of any kind. All competitors’ engines are subject to inspection at any time. No crank trigger ignition systems allowed. Any steel rod or crankshaft may be used. No titanium engine part will be allowed except valves and valve spring retainers. Camshaft is optional. No overhead cams. Gear drives are allowed. All oil pans must have a one inch inspection plug on the upper half of the oil pan above the oil line and windage tray. Pans with out plug will be subject to pan removal at any time by tech officials.
6.2a: Cylinder Heads - Only the following spec Brodix cylinder heads are approved: CHEVEROLET SP-CH, FORD SP-FO or the MOPAR SP-MO
6.2b: All spec heads will be supplied with CNC bowl blend and intake matching from Brodix.
6.2c: No grinding or blending of CNC work is allowed.
6.2d: No grinding or polishing of any kind is allowed anywhere on the castings. Note: Polishing only is allowed in the combustion chamber.
6.2e: No use of any substance that may change or alter the shape or size of the ports or combustion chambers is allowed.
6.2f: Valve seats and guides are to remain as manufactured and in the cast position, valve must stay on the valve seat and cannot touch aluminum.
6.2g: Valve angles are to remain as manufactured. The original seat center locations as provided by the manufacturer may not be altered.
6.2h: No tapering or reshaping of the valve guides is allowed.
6.2i: No minimum combustion volume.
6.2j: Serial #'s must remain on the head and must not be altered or defaced.
6.2k: No welding modifications are allowed to the original castings. Brodix will provide repairs and recertification.
6.2l: Valve stem may be no smaller than 11/32.
6.2m: Bow tie heads are illegal and casting #25534371C are illegal!
NOTE: The only steel cylinder heads allowed for competition are original production for Chevrolet only. These heads must be straight plug castings that were produced for cars and light trucks. Casting #461x are illegal as with any angle plug cylinder head.
The Brodix approved Mopar spec head with angle plugs is approved for competition.
No aftermarket steel or aluminum cylinder heads are allowed other than the specified head. Porting or Polishing of the steel stock production head is legal. Shaft mounted roller rockers are allowed.
6.3a: One 500 cfm Holley 0-4412 5 point check legal carburetor is allowed
6.3b: Venturi Bore Primary 1.373 - 1.377
6.3c: Booster O.D. .620 (+or -) .010
6.3d: Booster I.D. .380 (+or -) .003
6.3e: Booster Height or Length .434 (+or -) .010
6.3f: Throttle Bore 1.685 -1.687
6.3g:Throttle shaft & Plate thickness .1868 - .2008
6.3h: Dimensions will be checked with a go-no-go gauge
6.4i: Carburetors with injectors inside are illegal.
6.4j: No air leak device of any kind.
6.5: Intake Manifold: OEM or stock type cast aluminum allowed. May be ported only to match heads. No welding, grinding, cutting, porting, polishing anywhere on intake except for one inch maximum inside intake runners to match heads. No plastic manifolds.
Section 7 Car Specifications
7.1: Wheelbase must be a minimum of 83 inches with a maximum of 90 inches as measured from centerline of rear axle hub to center of front king pin.
7.2: Overall car length will be limited to a maximum of 14 feet.
7.3: Minimum car weight WITH driver is 1525 pounds.
7.4: Only traditional looking sprint car bodies and hoods will be allowed. Sooner Sprint Series officials may ask a team to make corrections on bodies and hoods if deemed necessary.
7.5: Right side cockpit panels must have a minimum opening of one hundred (100) Square inches. Panels that restrict drivers’ vision at the discretion of Sooner Sprint Series officials will not be permitted.
7.6: Left side cockpit panels may be 34 inches high as measured from the bottom of the frame rails at the motor plate and projected rearward 21 inches
7.7: Maximum 1 inch turnout on all body panels and side sail panels with the exception of the sun visor.
7.8: All body paneling must not extend past the edge of the frame rails more than the thickness of the panel material.
7.9: Water radiators, oil coolers, battery and any remote engine accessory must be within the confines of the main frame tubes located between front axle and rear engine mounting plate.
7.10: Only steel front axles are permitted.
7.11: Only steel bumpers and nerf bars are permitted.
7.12: Rear view mirrors or any item that serves a purpose of a rear view mirror is not allowed.
7.13: Anti sway bars / 5th torsion bar its illegal
7.14: Chassis requirements are: TOP RAILS 1 1⁄2” x .095”, BOTTOM RAILS 1 3/8 x .083”, ROLL CAGE UPRIGHTS 1 3/8” x .083”, ROLL CAGE CROSSMEMBER 1 1⁄2” x .095”, UPPER RAILS 1 3/8” X .083” and REAR END SAFETY BAR (HIGHLY SUGGESTED) 1” x .083”
Section 8-In Car Adjustment Devices -
8.1: Any device(s) that allow a driver to adjust shocks, wings, fuel or weight of any kind is not allowed.
8.2: Engine Control Units (ECU) are NOT allowed. Driver and/or car owner are subject to a suspension of not less than one calendar year plus money and points lost for the event if found to be using any type of ECU’s
8.3: Devices that collect performance data is NOT ALLOWED
8.4: Any parts that fall into a unapproved item must not be on the car even if said part / device may not be connected for usage. Examples Hydraulic wing slider components, anti sway bars and adjustable shock components.
Section 9 Shocks
9.1: Only single style reservoir shocks are permitted for competition and must be non cockpit adjustable.
Section 10 Brakes
10.1: Hydraulic type only. Must have a minimum of one brake on front and in rear. Officials reserve the right to keep a car off the track if brakes are not deemed to be working. Titanium brakes for any car are allowed through the 2023 season. Carbon Fiber and Ceramic brakes are not allowed.
Section 11 Mufflers
11.1: At certain tracks, mufflers may be required. There is no spec muffler rule however, if a muffler on a car is found not to be in the best intention of the rule, Sooner Sprint Series officials have the right to either not allow said muffler to be used or if it is used, driver faces possible disqualification from the race that the driver used such a muffler. If in doubt, check with the SSS officials on what you plan on using. Mufflers filled with non manufactured material from the muffler manufacture is NOT in compliance of the rule.
Section 12 Fuel / Fuel Tanks & Bladders
12.1: Methanol fuel only. No additives of any kind allowed. Fuel is subject to be tested at anytime and without notice. Must use fuel tanks with bladders meeting the requirements of the SFI 28.2 Safety standards. Fuel cells must have a minimum or 4 bolts to mount to car. Fuel shut off valve is mandatory. No Exceptions. NOTE: Although there are SFI approved fuel tanks without bladders, they are not approved for competition in the Sooner Sprint Series until further notice.
Section 13 Wings
13.1: Manual adjustment only
13.2: Top wing shall not be larger than 25 square feet with 61 inches being the max width (side to side) and a max of 30 inch x 72 inch side boards.
13.3: Front wing must be a maximum of 2' x 3' with the leading edge no more than 6 inches ahead of front tires.
13.4: Wickerbills (if used) shall not be more than 2 inches on the top of the belly pan of the top wing and not more than 1 inch on the back edge of the nose wing.
Section 14 Tires and Bleeders
14.1: The right rear (for any car) must either be a 305 nationally approved tire or a Hoosier 105 x 16.0-15 Medium or the Hoosier F85A (hard). The other 3 corners are open as long as the tires were manufactured for sprint car racing.
14.2: Beadlocks are required on the right rear.
14.3: Bleeders are not allowed. Any driver found using bleeders will be DQ’d and lose all points and money for the race they were in.
14.4: Tires may be siped and grooved. Tires are not to be chemically altered. If a tire is found to be chemically altered, fines and/or suspensions will be handed down by series officials.
14.5: Driver may continue to race with a flat left front. Driver will be black flagged for other flat tires.
14.6: DO NOT leave your used tires at the racetrack! We are welcomed guests at each track and we must respect our track partners so do not leave your used tires and do not leave your trash for the tracks to deal with.
Section 15 Wheels
15.1: Plastic and/or carbon fiber wheels are not permitted
15.2: The wheel diameter must be fifteen (15) inches.
15.3: Front wheel width is limited to ten (10) inches.
15.4: The rear wheel width is limited to a maximum of eighteen (18) inches on the right rear and a maximum of fifteen (15) inches on the left rear.
15.5: Wheel covers should be bolted in place. If a yellow is thrown for a loose wheel cover, the driver loosing the wheel cover will restart at the rear.
Section 16 Event Format
Sooner Sprint Series will conduct all draw-ins at each SSS event. Once the draw is open (typically 30-45 min before the drivers meeting), each driver or team member will draw a pill number. Once the draw has closed (within 10 min of the completion of the drivers meeting), the driver with the lowest number starts on the pole of heat number one. The driver with the next lowest number starts on the pole of heat two with the next lowest number stating on the pole of heat number three and so on until the pole position for each heat is filled. Then the next round of low numbers take the outside front row positions and the next batch of low numbers are slotted inside row two for each heat race. This process continues until all positions are filled. If a driver is late for their draw, they will start at the back of the lowest numbered cars in a heat race and they will not receive any passing points, only finishing points.
16.2: Standard Racing Format
The number of entries will determine the number of heat races to be conducted. SSS will utilize the ASCS passing point system. Any car electing to go to the rear in their heat race or is ordered to start in the rear by SSS officials, will not earn passing points, only finishing points. Passing points will be tabulated based on a drivers actual staring position at the initial start for their heat race regardless of what the original line up was when posted.
Heat races will typically be 8 laps with 10 laps on quarter mile or smaller tracks. Exact number of laps will be announced at each drivers meeting. Anywhere from 1 to 3 cars may be required to report to scales from the heat races. This info will also be announced at the drivers meeting. The top 12 in total points from the heat races lock themselves into the main event. The top 6 in total points will redraw for their feature starting positions with the highest point earner drawing first. Ties will be broken by the driver that earned the points first. Drivers will be informed in the drivers meeting where and when the redraw will take place. Any driver(s) that are late for the redraw will be placed behind those drivers that did draw for their positions. The additional drivers that earned direct transfer spots into the main event from the heat races will line straight up based on the points they earned. The balance of the field will be placed into semi feature(s) and/or last chance races.
16.3: Fuel stoppage for the main event will occur around the 45 minute mark. Time will start when the first car fires off for the main event. Clock time will not run during a red flag condition.
Note: If a track requires sprint cars to assist in wheel packing, All cars must wheel pack. Any cars that do not wheel pack will start at the rear of their assigned heat races and receive no passing points, only finishing points.
Section 17 Assigned Car & Driver
17.1: A driver may only attempt to qualify one car at an event. Once a driver takes a green flag in their heat race, that officially becomes the car assigned to that driver for the event. Drivers may switch cars after hot laps but they must notify SSS officials before doing so.
Section 18 Starts / Restarts
18.1: Double file line ups will be used for the start of each race. A chalk line or a cone will be placed in turn four to signify where to start the race. In the event there is neither a chalk line or a cone, SSS will use a rolling start out of turn four and that will be covered in the drivers meeting. Cars must be in line at the start. If a driver is out of position, a yellow will ensue and the driver (and any other drivers out of position) will be given a warning. If driver is out of position a second time, driver will be penalized to the next row back.
18.2: If the start of a race is halted due to a yellow or red flag situation, there will be a restart as follows:
a) If no laps are completed after a race stoppage, there will be a complete restart in double file formation.
b) Once a lap is completed, all restart line ups will be single file. The single file restarts will have the race restarted by the flagman between turn four and the flag stand. Drivers MUST stay single file until the flagman starts the race. If a driver(s) jumps the start or is out of position (not single file), the track will go yellow and the driver(s) causing the stoppage will be docked 2 positions for the next restart. Any driver not adhering to the penalty when given or stopping on the race surface to argue the penalty will be sent to the rear of the field for the next restart. If a driver stops to argue the call, that stop will count as one of the two stops before a car is sent to the pits.
18.3: In any race, all lapped cars will restart behind all cars on the lead lap. If there are multiple lapped cars, they will be lined up in their scoring position as the scoring system shows.
18.4: In the event that a car(s) scratches from a heat race prior to the start of that race, or a car(s) elected to go to the rear, the field will be criss-crossed. In the semi features or main event, the field will move straight up unless two or more cars scratch from the same row then the field will be criss-crossed.
18.5: Any cars needing a second push to start their heat race will go to the rear of the field with passing points only earned from their original starting position. Example: If car X is to start 3rd and needs a second push, car X will start in the rear of the field and will only get passing points tabulated as a 3rd place starter based on drivers finish. Cars will be sent to rear in any of the feature / last chance races as well.
18.6: Drivers need to be in the staging area for your upcoming race buckled up and ready. Drivers that are late will be sent to the rear (no passing points awarded in heat races). If all cars are on the track and you’re not in the staging area or have passed it headed to the racing surface, you are late.
Section 19 Yellow Flag Procedures
19.1: Any cars stopping during a yellow flag situation will restart at the rear of a restarting line up. The cars not stopping for the yellow flag situation will restart in the order they were in on the last completed lap.
19.2: Any driver losing a part of their car that causes a yellow or is the cause of a stoppage for other reasons that cause a yellow, that driver will go the the rear of the field for the restart.
19.3: Cars that need service may go to the work area if able. Any car that goes to the pit area will not be allowed to return to the track for that race.
19.4: Any cars leaving the track that are a lap down (or more) will not be allowed to return to the track.
19.5: If a yellow is displayed inadvertently, the car the yellow was thrown for will restart in the position the car was in at the time of the yellow. Example: If a car spins and 4 cars go by while the spinning car recovers and continues yet the flagman puts the track in a yellow condition, the car that the yellow was displayed for will be placed behind the cars that passed prior to the yellow coming out.
Section 20 Red Flag Procedures
20.1: When a RED flag condition appears, ALL CARS must stop as safely as possible on the track or infield. DO NOT drive through or past the accident scene for any reason!
20.2: ALL red flag conditions are “Closed Reds”. No pit crew members or anyone affiliated with a car may go out onto the track unless the race director opens the track for service. If a driver has anyone affiliated with their team come onto the track during a closed red and there is no service provided, that driver will have to restart in the rear. If service is provided of ANY KIND, that driver will be sent to the pits.
20.3: Any car(s) changing any tire during an “open red” will be sent to the rear on the restart.
20.4: A driver that exits their car on a “closed red” without permission from an official will be sent to the pits (safety issues excluded).
Section 21 Designated Work Area
20.1: At each SSS event a designated work area will be announced in the drivers meeting. Any cars needing service during a race must perform any work in the designated area assigned.
21.2: Teams will get 3 laps on a quarter mile (or smaller track) to make repairs and 2 laps on larger tracks. Countdown on laps begin when the line up is good and the first car needing service arrives in the work area. When the track lights go out for a restart of the race, no cars may enter the track at that time. If the track lights go back to yellow for any reason before a restart, car(s) may return to the track providing the car(s) are on the lead lap.
21.3: Any car going to the work area on a “Red Condition” under their own power will be sent to the pits as the driver should have stopped on the race track and not been moving.
21.4: Cars retuning to the track from the work area will join the field in the rear in the order they returned to the track.
Section 22 Black Flag
22.1: If a driver is shown the black flag, that driver must exit the race by pulling into the infield or going to the pits. If a driver ignores the black flag for more than 2 laps, the driver may be disqualified and scored last.
Section 23 Checkered Flag
23.1: A race is considered over once the checkered flag has been displayed. In the event a yellow or red flag must appear before all cars have taken the checkered flag, the cars that took the checkered flag will be scored in the positions they were in as they crossed the finish line. The other cars will be scored based on the last competed lap less the cars that were involved in the yellow or red situation.
Section 24 Protest
24.1: If present, only car owner can file a protest with SSS officials. If car owner is not present, driver may file a protest.
24.2: Time limit for car owner or driver to inform SSS officials that they wish to file a protest is 10 minutes after the last race. Protests must be in writing and submitted within 20 minutes of the last race.
24.3: Any protest fees must be paid in advance to SSS officials before a protest will be acknowledged.
24.4: If protested car is found to be legal, the car owner / driver of protested car receives the protest fee less an inspection fee for the protest evaluation by the Sooner Sprint Series.
24.5: Should protest prove to be positive, protester receives the protest fee back less an inspection fee to the Sooner Sprint Series and the protested team will be notified of their penalties for their infraction(s) and may have their winnings and points earned nullified.
24.6: Protest may be appealed if a written appeal is received within 3 days of the event date. Email notice is acceptable at SSS series owner will render the appeal decision and that decision will be final.
Note: Purse winnings for the night will be held until a decision is rendered on the protested car and the car of the protester.
Section 25 Protest Fees
25.1: Motor Tear Down is $1000. Inspector Fee: $250
25.2: Tire Protest is $500. Inspector Fee: $100
25.3: Fuel Protest is $500. Inspector Fee: $100
25.4: Other Protest is $500. Inspector fee: $100
Note: Protesting party is responsible for any and all cost of lab analyzation if protested team is found legal (In addition to posted fees). Likewise, if protested party is found illegal, they are responsible for any cost of analyzation tests in addition to posted fees.
Section 26: Event Point System:
26.1: Heat race points will be awarded as follows: 20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11
26.2: Semi event races will be awarded as follows: 40-39-38-37-36-35-34-33-32-31-30-29-28-27-26-25-24-22-21-20 (cars transferring to the main event will not be awarded semi feature points)
26.3: Main event race will be awarded as follows: 110-105-100-95-90-87-84-81-78-75-73-71-69-67-65-63-61-59-57-55-53-51-49-47
26.4: Drivers that have drawn in and did not start a heat race or any type of feature will receive 10 points
26.5: Drivers in attendance at the completion of the event draw-in and the event does not take place will receive 40 points
26.6: Any driver taking any green flag and does not make any kind of feature event (semi or main) will receive $75
HEAT RACE POINT SCALE
Sooner Sprint Series may modify any of the posted rules, point system and event procedures as deemed necessary. For example, weather related issues and special events could change standard postings as viewed in this rules / format section. Sooner Sprint Series will post such situations on the series website and social media pages if and when possible. For contact information of officials of the Sooner Sprint Series, visit the contact page of the website at soonersprintseries.com.