The Rules and Regulations for Classic Speedway Racing Association
By Tommy Lee Hennings, Acting President CSRA llc,
Classic Speedway Racing Association
We wanted to re post the CSRA RULES so they would be easier to find 🙂
Classic Speedway Racing Association also herein referred to as CSRA; is a sanctioning body. A sanctioning body with an inclusive attitude.
CSRA recounted the days of the old ‘Open Comp Shows’ where you’d get the chance to see an unusual car show up at your track. (Click picture above to see an early 70’s era West Capitol Speedway Open Comp Show. Capitol Speedway Racers like Jimmy Gordon, Crazy Wheels Wally Baker, Van Connet, Gary Patterson, Duke McMillen, Ed Watson, Larry Burton and Wayne Sue were afraid of no one. Run what you brung)
‘These are general guidelines for participants’.
1] Car Owner Rules
1A] You are responsible for all safety equipment and construction of your racer. All racers must be caged.
1B] 70’s era and older SuperModifieds. Non-down tube sprint cars and champ cars you’re automatically a member of CSRA!
1C] Any engine combination (Consider this is Vintage Style Racing)
1D] Any suspension combination (Consider this is Vintage Style Racing)
1E] Wings on supers only
1F] Banana style wings and Era Box wings
1G] 80 inches of 2×4 box tubing defines a supermodified
1H] No blocking or instant black flag and kicked out of club event. Possibly not invited to any more club events.
1N] Sprint Cars and Champ Cars only use a 16 inch RR
1P] Touch another car- out of event upon discretion of race director.
1Q] All appearance money or participant swag gos to the car owner
1R] All drivers must have ‘Race-Reciever’
1S] Always hold your line and leave plenty of racing room especially on these enormous half mile tracks with sometimes huge closing speeds.
1T] Mirrors are never allowed under any circumstances.
1U] All racers must have at least 20 ‘Hero Cards’ of any size for fans after race.
2A] Qualify or draw for starting position in Heat. Where you finish in the heat is where you start Main. Based on overall driver/car competence and speed.
2B] Champions input
2C] Extra Weight on Track Promoters input and considerations…. Series sponsors, crowd, etc…
2E] Fast cars line up on right
2F] Passing on right is highly suggested
2G] Promoter and racers can use CSRA line-up or qualify for starting positions
3] General participants rules of conduct
3A] Owner and driver are responsible for all actions of their pit crew
3B] Gentlemanly conduct of driver owner and there support
4] Promoter Requirements for CSRA Sanctioning
4A] (1) General ‘Qualifying Session’. This is where 10 cars at a time would make 4-10 laps to find out the general line up. (Optional for Promoters and Participants)
4B] (4) car trophy dash (Optional for Promoters and Participants)
4D] (2) Heat Races
4E] (10-15) Lap Main Event
5] 80% fun 20% racing What does that mean. ?
5A] It’s like the Supreme Court once said about their ruling. “I know it when I see It.” Everyone has been successful in their life endeavors and we are men. We don’t want to be embarrassed. We could do a lot of things with our time. So it’s about fun for the most part.
5B] The reasons to eliminate a participant to the invitational club event are longer than the rules. It’s a club of racers, so we all want to get along. Everyone needs to leave very happy. That means safe, cars rolling back on the trailers and the camaraderie we all love about this sport.
5C] Most of you are former Champions and another win is completely meaningless. Whatever a win means, it never means creating UN-necessary danger for either involved.
5F] If your that good and need that much exhilaration of a win WE ALL suggest you go try your skills with the 20 year olds. There are plenty of series and classes to measure yourself.
5G] We don’t want to have kids coming and practicing with us so you need to be 50ish.
5H] No drivers competing in a point series race for 1 year prior to participating at a CSRA event.
5J] If you own a Vintage SuperModified, Sprint Car or Champ Car you’re already a member.
feel free to contact CSRA by email
Rules amendments as follows.
1B] 80’s era and older SuperModifieds. Non-down tube sprint cars and champ cars
1C] Sprint cars are limited to 360 cubic inches.
1F] SuperModifieds can run era correct box wings
1N] Sprint cars run any size tires
Lets go race’n boys !