2013 RENEGADE RULES
GENERAL: The Renegades Division is a class that is designed to allow the individual to participate in V8
stock car racing at the lowest possible cost. Very limited modifications are allowed to the cars,
suspensions and engines. The class is open to a wide variety of American made, V8 automobiles. Cars
may be any stock appearing American Cars or ½ ton trucks (standard cabs) with a minimum wheelbase
of 108 inches. Camaro year models from 1967-1981, Nova models from 1968-1980 are allowed. BODY:
Front fire wall must be steel and may be moved for engine clearance. Floor pan must be stock, and in
stock OEM position. Rear firewall may start behind drivers seat. Aluminum or steel may be used to box in
drivers compartment. Cars with a boxed in interior must have a 12” x 12” removable inspection panel to
check enclosed area. Any patch panels installed in the floor pan due to rust or damage must be steel.
All interior panels must be sealed well enough to prevent fire, hot oil, or fuel from entering the drivers
compartment. Body must be in stock OEM location on frame and cannot be channeled over frame. After
market tail and nose sections allowed. Top must be OEM or aftermarket stock replica. Rest of body can
be fabricated from steel or aluminum, but must follow stock body lines and must not exceed stock
dimensions. No fiberglass. No cold air boxes around carburetor. May cut hood for air cleaner clearance.
May use 2 ½ in. high hood scoop or deflector. Must run hood at all times unless crash damage prevents
it. 6 in high spoiler is allowed, no side panels. Spoiler can be no wider than the top edge of the quarter
panel. Uni-body cars may have bracing in critical areas and may use 2 x 3 x .095 tubing in rear to
replace damaged OEM frame rails. New rails cannot extend any further forward than the front leaf spring
mount. Frame ties are allowed. All vehicles must have roll cage as specified in safety section.
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION: Steering: Steering gear must be OEM for make of vehicle being raced.
Steering column may be after market collapsible type or OEM with quick release steering wheel hub
mandatory. Springs: Must be stock appearing and in original location. 5 in maximum diameter. No
progressive rate springs allowed. Shocks: Any steel non-adjustable stock appearing shock may be
used. Front shocks must remain in OEM position. Rear shocks can be moved and may use Heim joint
ends. Front “A” Frames: Lowers must be OEM stock in unaltered stock location only. Uppers may be
tubular or modified OEM. They must mount in unaltered OEM position. Spring spacers are allowed in
front. Adjustable spring buckets may be used on rear. Adjustable shackles may be used on leaf springs.
No screw jacks, adjustable lowering blocks, or sliders allowed. Rear control arms must be OEM stock
and in stock position. Uppers may be modified for pinion angle. .”A” Frames and control arms may be
reinforced. All suspension bushings must be OEM type. No mono-ball type bushings allowed.
ENGINE: Must be same make as car. Must be strictly stock with the following exceptions, no factory high
performance parts allowed. Cubic inches: Chevy- 350, Ford- 351, Chrysler-360. .060 maximum
overbore will be allowed. Block must be factory cast iron OEM production block only and must not be
altered in any way. May be zero decked. Late model 302 Ford, 305 Chevy, and 318 Chrysler engines
with factory stock hydraulic roller cam and lifters may be used. Must have OEM stock valve train except
cam. The rest of the engine must follow standard engine rules. Engine Location: Engine may be set
back no further than the number one spark plug in line with the upper ball joints.
Crankshaft and Rods: Must be factory OEM production or stock replacement cast steel only, not altered
in any way. After market rod bolts are allowed. Balancing of rotating assembly allowed. After market rod
bolts are allowed.
Pistons: Must be factory OEM cast piston or direct replacement 4 valve relief only. May use hyper-
eutectic pistons. No light weight high performance forged pistons allowed. The only forged piston
allowed is the L-2256 TRW/Speedpro.
Heads: Must be factory OEM cast iron straight plug only. Absolutely no modifications to ports or
combustion chambers allowed. No high performance or double hump heads allowed. No Bow Tie or
Vortec heads allowed. Combustion chambers must be a minimum of 70cc. No angle milling of head to
alter valve angle from stock 23 degrees for Chevy or stock specification for any other brand. 3 angle
valve jobs are allowed. 60 degrees maximum angle. Stock diameter valve springs only. Any steel
retainer allowed. Rocker arm studs may use 3/8 in. screw in. Guide plates are allowed. Stock stamped
steel 1.5 ratio rocker arms only. Roller rockers are allowed. Poly locks are allowed. No stud girdles
allowed. Valves: Must not exceed 1.94 for intake or 1.50 for exhaust on any head. Must be stock or
direct replacement only. No undercut heads or stems. No titanium. No hollow stem valves allowed.
Camshaft: Must be hydraulic flat tappet cam and lifters only. Any timing chain may be used. No gear
drives allowed. Camshaft may be degreed. Duration is open. Valve lift may be a maximum of .425 for
Chevys and a maximum of .450 for all other brands. Oil Pan and Pickup: May be any wet sump, steel
only. Cooling System: Must remain in stock configuration. Radiator may be aluminum direct replacement.
Balancer: OEM stock only or direct replacement SFI. Exhaust: May run up to 1 3/4 in. primary tube,
standard collector, 4 into 1 header or stock manifolds only. Exhaust extensions may be a maximum of 24
inches, including the muffler. This measurement will begin at the end of the header collector or exhaust
manifold, to the very end of the muffler or extension. Fender well headers may also be used. No
coatings allowed. No tri-y headers, merge collectors, or “x” pipes allowed.
Intake Manifold: May be stock OEM cast iron, low rise, 2 or 4 barrel, or Edelbrock #2101 Performer only.
No alterations to ports allowed. Ignition: Factory OEM stock type only. May modify advance. No MSD or
high performance add-ons allowed. Carburetor: Any 2 or 4 barrel factory OEM stock allowed, or Holley
600 #1850. A Holley 500 #4412 2 barrel is also allowed, with an adaptor plate, if needed. Or Holley
#4777.No other Holly carburetors are allowed. All carburetors must be stock appearing. Jetting may be
changed for tuning. May remove choke flap on any carb. No spacer plates allowed.
Air Cleaner: May use open element 14 in. x 4 in. maximum air cleaner. High performance filter elements
allowed. May use 2 in. high maximum air cleaner riser.
Fuel Pump: Must be OEM or direct replacement mechanical pump only. No high performance pumps
allowed. An electric fuel pump will be allowed but must have an oil pressure cut off switch.
DRIVELINE: Rear end must be stock OEM for type of vehicle being raced or be a stock type 9” Ford. 9”
Ford floaters are allowed and are highly recommended. “C” clip eliminators are allowed for GM rear
ends and are highly recommended. Any gear allowed, differential may be locked. Driveshaft must be
OEM and painted white.
TRANSMISSION: May be stock OEM 3 or 4 speed, or automatic. Must retain all gears with reverse.
Automatic must retain working torque converter. Straight drive must have single disc OEM type clutch
and pressure plate. Clutch must be 10 ½ in diameter with full lining. Mechanical or hydraulic clutch
release mechanisms may be used. Straight drive flywheel must be OEM type steel and a minimum of 14
lbs. Blow proof bell housings or scatter shields are mandatory for all transmission types. SFI approved
flex plates are mandatory on automatics.
BRAKES: Must be factory OEM brakes, disc or drum. Brakes must work on all 4 wheels. No cutting or
lightening brake rotors. Racing type pedals may be used with duel master cylinders. No brake bias
adjusters inside the car. No brake shut off valves allowed. No aftermarket or aluminum calipers.
WHEELS: 8 in. wide x 15 in. steel wheels only. Right side may use outside bead lock. ½ in studs and
TIRES: May use Goodyear G-65 , Towel City Recaps,or any 60 or 70 series DOT tire. Tires cannot be
grooved or siped. No tire can punch softer than 65 on the tracks durometer. No tire softening agents of
any kind allowed. Tires cannot be screwed to the wheel in any way.
WEIGHT: Minimum 3200 lbs. after race with driver. Proper car weight must be posted on both sides of
the hood in a minimum of 3 in. numbers, MANDATORY. FUEL: Pump gas or 110 racing fuel may be
used. No performance additives of any kind allowed.
ANY ITEM NOT SPECIFIED IN THESE RULES MUST BE APPROVED BY THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
BEFORE COMPETITION OR IT IS NOT LEGAL.