MAORA

MID AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION

RULE BOOK

2005 -2006 EDITION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PAGE 1 JOB DESCRIPTIONS

1 GENERAL REGULATIONS

2 COMPETITION REGULATIONS

5 POINTS CHART

6 CONSTITUTION

7 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

8 BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES

8 CLASS REPRESENTATIVES

10 BY-LAWS

12 SAFETY REGULATIONS

19 CLASS RULES

30 WARNING:

MAORA PAY BACK SCHEDULE:

# of entries finish payback % # of entries finish payback %

3-4 1st 67% 5-6 1st 54%

2nd 33% 2nd 29%

3rd 17%

7-9 1st 43% 10-14 1st 39%

2nd 27% 2nd 24%

3rd 18% 3rd 15%

4th 12% 4th 9%

5th 8%

6th 5%

15-20 1st 33% 21 & over 1st 29%

2nd 21% 2nd 18%

3rd 14% 3rd 13%

4th 9% 4th 8%

5th 8% 5th 7%

6th 6% 6th 6%

7th 5% 7th 5%

8th 4% 8th 4%

9th 3%

10th 2.5%

11th 2%

12th 1.5%

13th 1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ORGANIZATION DEFINITIONS:

MAORA: Mid America Off Road Association, Incorporated

RACE: The entire program of racing.

EVENT: A contest between three or more vehicles against the clock, each other or over a prescribed distance.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

RACE DIRECTOR: The person selected or appointed by the sponsoring club or promoter to serve as the official of that club‘s sanctioned race. He shall be the principal in charge and select others to help in official capacities. He has the authority to penalize, disqualify or reject any entrant for violation of these rules.

RACE COMMITTEE: Persons appointed by the Race Director to fill other official capacities.

CHIEF STARTER: Appointed by the Race Director to be the starter of the events.

CHIEF SCORER: Appointed by the Race Director to score and time MAORA sanctioned races. Shall have the responsibility to post race results as soon as possible upon completion of the race events.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Elected by the members to ascertain by visual examination that vehicles

entering the events comply with all safety and class rules.

REGISTRAR: Appointed by the Race Director to be responsible for accepting, certifying and processing entries of drivers, co-drivers, and crew members.

SPOTTER CAPTAIN: Appointed by the Race Director to be responsible for establishing and directing the

spotting procedures.

GENERAL REGULATIONS:

1. MAORA Officials or Race Director for the race reserve the right to refuse any entrants applications.

2. The Race Director or Race Promoter may stage any type of event using the MAORA rules as guidelines.

3. Once assigned a number, that number will continue to be yours until 1) you no longer race, 2) you change

classes, or 3) you request a different number.

4. No entrant, driver, co-driver, race vehicle owner, or pit crew member shall have any claim for damages,

lawsuits, or expenses against any MAORA Official, Race Director, Promoter or Property owner for

disqualification, damage or loss of either driver and or vehicle while at a MAORA sanctioned race.

5. All drivers, co-drivers, riders and crew members agree to abide by the MAORA Official decisions.

6. THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT IN THE PIT AREA, CAMPING AREA AND SPECTATOR

AREA IS 5 mph.

7. Only authorized persons may be allowed in the race and pit areas.

8. Advertising, symbols and names displayed on vehicle must be in good taste.

9. MAORA reserves the right to have all race vehicles use the same type of fuel.

TYPE OF EVENTS:

HEAT RACE: Wheel-to-wheel racing by classification against each other lasting no longer than 59 minutes.

ENDURO: Wheel-to-wheel racing by classification against each other lasting 60 minutes or longer.

The heat and enduro events may be offered over a prescribed distance (# or laps) rather than by time.

However, the length of time required to complete the laps shall indicate if it is a heat race or enduro.

COMPETITION REGULATIONS: The following regulations apply to all classes unless otherwise noted. Any deviation from the general rules at any MAORA sanctioned event will be subject to the approval of the

Board of Directors in writing in advance of the event.

GENERAL:

1. Each vehicle must complete and satisfactorily pass the inspection of a Technical Inspector before being

allowed to participate in any event. No vehicle shall be allowed on the race course for practice or warm-up

until it has passed the technical inspection and the entrants have completed all registration procedures. The

Official Starter or other race Official must be at the starting position.

2. It is the full responsibility of the entrants, owners, and sponsors to meet all MAORA rules and specifications.

3. All vehicles must be in the designated pit or staging area following the parade and or practice laps. All

drivers must be ready to compete at the scheduled time for his or her entered event. Any driver not ready may be sent to the rear of the field, changed to a later race, or disqualified at the discretion of the Chief Starter.

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4. All entrants when operating vehicles on the race course must wear an approved helmet, protective clothing, safety belts and shoulder harnesses, and all doors (if any) must be properly secured at all times, including warm-up, practice or parade laps.

5. No vehicles may be pulled across the finish line, it may finish by coasting, moving on a starter motor, or be physically pushed by its occupants.

6. FLAGS: MAORA flag designations are as follows:

Green- Start of race

White- One lap remaining

Yellow- Slow Down, Use CAUTION, NO PASSING!

Red- STOP immediately, proceed to the Chief Starter

Blue & Yellow- Move over for faster vehicle to pass

Black- Leave track immediately

Black/White Checkered- Finish of event

7. Drinking of intoxicating beverages, use of narcotics (except those prescribed by a physician for the person using them) in the pit area of the race course is strictly forbidden. Any competition entrant and/or crew member who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or narcotics will be subject to immediate

disqualification at the discretion of the Race Director.

8. Any vehicle determined to be deliberately balking will be black flagged at the discretion of the Chief Starter. Slower class vehicle must allow a faster class vehicle to pass at the first safe opportunity. Failure to do so may be cause for a penalty or disqualification.

9. REFUNDS: If for some reason a competitor decides not to race an event entered, he or she must notify

the Registrar or Chief Scorer prior to the parade lap/practice lap. He or she will then be entitled to a

refund. Once the parade lap/practice lap has been offered (whether taken or not), the entrant is considered to

have taken the option and no refunds will be made. An entrant that is disqualified from an event forfeits all

rights to prize money and/or points and shall not be entitled to any refunds of entry fees.

INFRACTIONS:

ROUGH DRIVING: Only drivers involved in a rough driving situation may file a rough driving charge.

The procedure is:

1. Immediately after the checkered flag, go to the Race Director or Scoring official instead of pulling into the pits.

2. The driver shall advise as to the location and with whom the alleged incident occurred. The track worker or workers in that location will be consulted and will determine if or if not the incident was rough driving.

RACE COURSE CUTTING: Deliberate course cutting is not allowed. Any vehicle that deliberately cuts the

official race course and that cut is substantiated by two (2) different track workers will be penalized by the Race Committee.

PASSING ON A YELLOW FLAG: Any vehicle that deliberately passes another moving vehicle while in the area of a yellow flag will be penalized if the incident is substantiated by two (2) different track workers.

PENALTY: The penalty assessed against any driver who is guilty of an infraction such as those listed above, but not restricted to those, may be dealt with a black flag stop and go penalty at the discretion of the Race Director.

DRIVER OF RECORD: A person named to be the operator of a vehicle that is entered in an event. He/she must be a MAORA member. He/she must be the one to start the event and drive at least 20% of the enduro or the first full heat race. The only exception is for TEAM entrants as described later.

CO-DRIVER: A person listed on the entry form as co-driver, who is a MAORA member, must abide by all

entrance rules in order for the Driver of Record to earn points.

CO-RIDER: A person listed on the entry form as a passenger only must abide by all entrance rules, but IS NOT REQUIRED to be a MAORA member. He/she will not be eligible to drive the vehicle in competition and if does so will cause the Driver of Record to be ineligible to receive points for that particular event. The Driver of Record shall still be eligible to receive any awards/monies earned for his/her finishing position.

 

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TEAMS: In case of a TEAM car, the car number rather than the Driver of Record will earn the points. A team is considered a single car that has a maximum of five (5) drivers that may earn points in that particular car per event. The car number will receive the points as long as the drivers are registered with MAORA as team members. Team cars and drivers must be registered as a team at or prior to the first MAORA sanctioned event in which the car is entered. A team member may be changed only once on an individual basis by notifying the Vice President at least five (5) days prior to the race at which the new member replaces the original.

ENTRANT RULES:

1. Must be a MAORA member in good standing.

2. Drivers must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and have a valid driver‘s license. Riders must be fifteen (15) years of age. Those under eighteen (18) years of age must provide a minor‘s release signed by a parent or guardian.

3. The Driver of Record will be responsible for the actions of his/her crew. Unsportsman like conduct will not be permitted. If any driver, co-driver, team member or crew member is found guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct, the Driver of Record shall be disqualified and loose prize money and points or be suspended at the discretion of the MAORA Board of Directors.

4. ALL Drivers of Record, Co-Drivers, Co-Riders, and Team members who are registered to compete MUST attend the driver‘s meeting. Failure to do so will result in disqualification with no refund of fees paid. Roll calls may be made.

5. A Driver of Record shall not permit any person other than a qualified, registered co-driver in the driver‘s seat during competition.

POINTS: All MAORA members are entitled to earn points by competing in a MAORA sanctioned event. The Driver of Record or Team member who is registered with MAORA must be the one to start and take the green flag or the first full heat race to earn points. The points shall be calculated using the chart included in the rule book.

MANDATORY INSPECTION/TEARDOWN: At an event which calls for mandatory inspection of vehicles after the event, any vehicle removed without permission of the Race Director or his representative, or any vehicle not taken directly to the inspection area, shall be subject to disqualification and forfeiture of prize money and points. The Race Director may call for a mandatory teardown of any limited class vehicles after approval of three (3) of the Technical Committee. Any members of the Technical Committee having a conflict of interest in the teardown shall not be allowed to participate as an official member of that committee during the teardown request. All protest fees are waived.

PROTESTS:

FILING: A protest may be filed by any competitor in the same class and same event who has finished in a lower position than the protested competitor. The protesting competitor must submit his protest in writing along with the appropriate fees to the Chief Scorer or Race Director. The protester has fifteen (15) minutes after the completion of the class event to file his/her protest. The written protest must contain the car number that is being protested and must be signed by the protester and contain the protester‘s car number. The protest fee for a complete teardown shall be $300 for all classes.

TEARDOWN:

1. The protested competitor or his representative is responsible for the disassembly of his/her vehicle.

2. A complete teardown includes a visual inspection of components of the vehicle. The following components

of the engine must be removed: Carburetor, Intake Manifold, Head or Heads, and Cylinder or Cylinders.

3. The Technical Committee may request further teardown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PROCEDURE:

1. The Technical Committee shall be responsible for the administration and adjudication of the teardown. A

minimum of three (3) Technical Committee members must be present as well as the Driver of Record

and/or his representative, the protester and/or his representative, the Chairman of the Technical

Committee and the Race Director. Any members of the Technical Committee having a conflict of interest in

the teardown shall not be allowed to participate as an official member of that committee during the teardown itself. In the event that three (3) of the Technical Committee are not present or have a conflict of

interest, the President or, in his absence or conflict of interest, one of the elected officers in order of

authority shall appoint any MAORA member not having a conflict of interest to serve in that capacity for

that day.

2. If the protested competitor refuses to disassemble the vehicle upon request of the inspection team, that

competitor will automatically be considered guilty and be disqualified.

3. If the protested competitor is found to be legal, the protest fees will be his. If the protested competitor is

found to be illegal, the competitor who filed the protest will be refunded his protest fees.

4. The driver of the protested vehicle has three (3) options:

a. To have the car torn down immediately after the protest is filed.

b. To have the car impounded for the remainder of the day‘s events for teardown at the end of the day.

c. Continue to compete in the day‘s entered events knowing that all events competed in after the protested

event will have the same results as the protested event. ( All will be legal or all will be illegal.)

5. Any violation of vehicle specifications and class rules or a protested competitor who refuses to

disassemble may be cause for disqualification and/or suspension. Suspension period may be for a

maximum period of 180 days if disqualified for illegal vehicle. The decision will be made at a Board of

Representative‘s meeting providing two/thirds (2/3) are present and voting or vote as outlined in

Article VII, section D, 3.

SPECIAL RULINGS AND SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS ISSUED BY MAORA WILL BE

CONSIDERED OFFICIAL AMENDMENTS TO THIS LIST OF RULES, REGULATIONS AND

SPECIFICATIONS.

SCORING SYSTEM: The maximum duration of any event shall be set by the officials of the sponsoring

organization. A vehicle‘s official time for the event shall be the total elapsed time from it‘s actual assigned

starting time until it crosses the finish line. The winners of each category shall be the vehicles that finished with the lowest elapsed time that meets the criteria outlined in this section. If this time does exceed the maximum duration set for this event, the most laps or parts of laps complete in the time limit will determine the places and winners.

MULTIPLE HEAT SCORING: The actual finishing position determines points for two (2) or more heat final standings. First place receives one point, second place receives two points, third receives three points, etc. The competitor receiving the lowest total finishing points from the combined heats will be the winner. In the event of a tie in total points for total heats, the entry completing the greatest number of laps in the combined heats will receive the better finishing position. In the event two or more entries finish with the same number of points and the same number of laps, the final moto will be the deciding factor. The entrant with the better finishing position in the final moto will receive the best finishing position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MAORA CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS SYSTEM

ENTRIES

1 2 3

3. 202 196 190 4

4. 203 197 191 185 5 FINISHING POSITION

5. 204 198 192 186 180 6

6. 205 199 193 187 181 175 7

7. 206 200 194 188 182 176 170 8

8. 207 201 195 189 183 177 171 165 9

9. 208 202 196 190 184 178 172 166 160 10

10. 209 203 197 191 185 179 173 167 161 155 11

11. 210 204 198 192 186 180 174 168 162 156 150 12

12. 211 205 199 193 187 181 175 169 163 157 151 145 13

13. 212 206 200 194 188 182 176 170 164 158 152 146 140 14

14. 213 207 201 195 189 183 177 171 165 159 153 147 141 135 15

15. 214 208 202 196 190 184 178 172 166 160 154 148 142 136 130 16

16. 215 209 203 197 191 185 179 173 167 161 155 149 143 137 131 125 17

17. 216 210 204 198 192 186 180 174 168 162 156 150 144 138 132 126 120 18

18. 217 211 205 199 193 187 181 175 169 163 157 151 145 139 133 127 121 115

A. The base of the points system is 200 points for the winner with a five (5) point decrease per each lower

finishing position plus one (1) additional point for each entry beaten inclass.

B. For Enduro and Heat RACES: Bonus points will be added on a one point per lap completed during competition.

For Example: 10 laps completed gets the driver 10 bonus points added to the above chart.

 

MID AMERICA OFF-ROAD ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I: NAME: The name of this corporation shall be the MID AMERICA OFF-ROAD ASSOCIATION,

INCORPORATED. ( a.k.a. MAORA )

ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES:

A. To aid in the protection and increase of natural resources and to assist the constituted authorities however and whatever possible in the furtherance of these aims.

B. To aid in the formation of emergency assistance groups of off-road vehicles to assist the authorities wherever required.

C. To sponsor and support safe driving by its members and others.

ARTICLE III: PURPOSE:

A. To organize off-road enthusiasts.

B. To offer a driver‘s points series.

C. To set rules and regulations to be followed by racers, track owners and promoters.

D. To generally promote the sport of off-road racing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP:

A. CLASSIFICATION:

1. Family Membership

a. Shall consist of a husband, wife and their children nineteen (19) years of age and under who reside in the

household.

b. Shall consist of a non-married couple with the understanding that there can be no change in membership

status during the year for which the dues are paid.

c. Shall have two (2) votes providing two (2) adults are listed on the membership application.

2. One event Membership

a. No Association privileges shall be given.

b. May pay balance of Yearly Dues before next event offered to retain points earned.

3. Honorary Membership

a. Shall be nominated by a member of the Board of Representatives and voted on at the Board of

Representatives meeting.

B. DUES:

1. The Board of Representatives shall determine the annual fee (dues) for membership at their fall meeting.

2. Officers dues will be waived for the year in which they serve.

C. TERM: The term of membership shall be for one (1) year beginning January 1 and ending December 31.

ARTICLE V: OFFICERS The officers of this corporation shall be elected annually by the membership. They

must be members in good standing.

A. President

1. Term: One (1) year from Annual Meeting to Annual Meeting.

2. Duties: a. Shall preside over all meetings.

b. Shall establish committees when necessary.

c. Shall be a non-voting member on all committees.

d. Shall have general powers of duties of supervision and management usually vested in the office

of President of a Corporation.

e. Shall coordinate the times, dates and places for all meetings.

f. Shall sign all legal documents.

g. Shall direct all other Officers in their duties.

h. Shall vote only to break a tie. In the event of a written ballot, he may cast one vote.

B. Vice President

1. Term: One (1) year from Annual Meeting to Annual Meeting.

2. Duties: a. Shall in the absence or disability of the President, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President.

b. Shall perform such other duties as the Board of Directors shall prescribe.

c. Shall have the responsibility to maintain the point standings or is authorized to appoint someone

for this duty.

d. Shall assist the President whenever requested and/or possible.

e. Shall serve as the Chairperson of the Technical Committee.

f. Shall have one vote.

C. Secretary

1. Term: One (1) year from Annual Meeting to Annual Meeting.

2. Duties: a. Shall take, transcribe and publish in the MAORA newsletter the minutes from all official

meetings.

b. Shall inform members of regular and special meetings.

c. Shall handle all Association correspondence.

d. Shall be responsible for keeping membership records.

e. Shall record any changes in rules, regulations, by-laws and other guidelines established by the

Association.

 

 

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f. Shall have one vote.

g. Assumes the duties of the President and Vice-President in the absence or disability.

D. Treasurer

1. Term: One (1) year from Annual Meeting to Annual Meeting.

2. Duties: a. Shall collect all membership dues and other monies due the Association

b. Shall make all payments from the Association funds.

c. Shall keep an account of all money matters and make a statement of all accounts when called

upon.

d. Shall be the presiding officer over the Budget Committee.

e. Shall have one vote.

E. Vacancies If any of the above offices become vacant for any reason, the Board of Directors will choose

a successor who hold the office for the remainder of the unexpired term of that office. An office

not represented at two (2) consecutive regularly scheduled meetings shall be considered vacant.

F. Recall Recall of an officer will be by vote of the Board of Representatives in accordance with the

Constitutional Amendment Procedure.

G. Office Additions and Deletions These offices may be added to or reduced by vote of the Board

of Representatives in accordance with the Constitutional Amendment Procedure.

ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A. Composition:

1. The four elected officers and any new office created as described in Article IV, Section G.

2. The past presidents of the Association providing they are members in good standing.

B. Duties:

1. Shall conduct all Association business between regularly scheduled Board of Representatives and

Membership meetings providing that a quorum is in attendance. The quorum shall consist of two-thirds

(2/3) of the members of the Board of Directors.

2. Shall hold open meetings when a membership is in question.

3. Shall have discretionary power to decide on year end points awards and amount of monies for that use.

4. Shall have the authority to call any extra meetings they feel necessary.

5. Shall have the power for decision in the event a situation arises which is not covered in existing rules,

regulations, by-laws or other guidelines established by the Association.

6. Shall have one vote per member with the exception of the President. He may vote only to break a tie or

may cast one vote in the event of a written ballot.

ARTICLE VII: BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES

A. Composition:

1. The Board of Directors

2. The Class Representatives

3. The Alternate Class Representatives

B. Duties:

1. Shall act for the corporation in matters so ordered by the corporation.

2. Shall properly investigate and present to the corporation all business it deems necessary.

3. Shall have general control over corporation affairs.

4. Shall have the responsibility to assist all Officers and Committee Chairpersons.

5. Shall be responsible for bringing any discussion to the floor. Only a member of the Board of

Representatives shall have the authority to make a motion. The only exception is at the Annual

Meeting which is open to all members.

C. Meetings and Notices:

1. Shall meet at times and places as designated by the President.

2. Shall hold a minimum of two (2) Board of Representatives meetings each calendar year, one in the fall

and one in the winter.

3. Shall be given written notice of the meeting two (2) weeks prior to said meeting.

4. Shall include in the notice a listing of known topics for discussion.

 

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D. Voting:

1. A quorum to conduct business at the regular or special meetings of the Board of Representatives shall

be more than half of the Board members.

2. No one shall have double voting privileges.

3. If a member of the Board of Representatives is unable to attend a meeting, he may vote via U. S. Mail,

Western Union or telephone to the President of the Association. In this situation, the proxy shall count

toward a quorum only on the subjects noted in the proxy vote.

4. In accordance to the Constitution Amendment Procedure, if the Board of Representatives in attendance

at a meeting feel that an issue brought into discussion needs an immediate vote, a vote will be called.

However, if two-thirds (2/3) of the Board members present feel that the issue needs to be discussed with

Association members, this issue will be tabled until the next meeting or a vote called via U. S. Mail if

the issue requires an earlier decision.

ARTICLE VIII: CLASS REPRESENTATIVES

A. Definition: A person elected by plurality vote of the racing class recognized by MAORA. Each active

racing class shall elect a Class Representative. If there is no race participation in a class during two

(2) years, the class is no longer an active class and shall lose voting privileges.

B. Duties:

1. Shall be a member of the Board of Representatives with one vote.

2. Shall coordinate times, dates, places and mail notices for his class rules meetings.

3. Shall preside over his/her class rule meetings and present any changes to the Board of Representatives

for approval or disapproval.

4. Shall serve on the Technical Committee.

ARTICLE IX: ALTERNATE CLASS REPRESENTATIVES

A. Definition: The candidate with the next highest number of votes for Class Representative shall be the

Alternate Class Representative. An Alternate Class Representative loses voting privileges if no

race participation in that class in the prior two (2) years.

B. Duties:

1. Shall be a member of the Board of Representatives with one vote.

2. Shall in the absence of the Class Representative perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Class

Representative.

3. Shall become the Class Representative if the elected Class Representative is not present at two (2)

successive regularly scheduled meetings. ( Article V Section E. Vacancies ).

4. Shall serve on the Technical Committee.

ARTICLE X: GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

A. Place: All meetings of the membership shall be held at such places as designated by the President and/or

the Board of Directors.

B. Time: There will be at least one (1) annual meeting each calendar year open to all members. There may

be other meetings of the members at the call of the President and/or the Board of Directors. The

President and/or the Board of Directors shall call a membership meeting or hold a mail membership

vote any time when requested by twenty-five (25) members in writing.

C. Notice: Written notice going to all of the membership thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting or

other special meeting called for the membership. This notice shall include the place, time and

purpose of said meeting. Posting the notice in the MAORA newsletter shall suffice as long as every

effort is made to mail the issue to each member.

D. Quorum: A quorum for the open membership meeting shall consist of ten percent (10%) of the current

voting members.

E. Procedure: Robert‘s Rules of Order (Revised) shall govern the parliamentary proceedings of this

Association, unless a majority vote to suspend any part of those rules is voted on by two-thirds (2/3)

of those present.

 

 

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ARTICLE XI: AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION

This Constitution may be amended by the vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the Board of Representatives at any

meeting, provided that notice of such proposed amendment shall have been given in the meeting notice. Such authority in the Board of representatives is subject to the powers of the membership to change or repeal such amendment by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present at any annual meeting or at any special meeting called for that purpose. Notice must always be given for change in the Constitution. This Constitution may also be amended in the following manner: Ten percent (10%) of the members may present a written petition to the Board of Representatives stating the amendment thereto. The Board of Representatives shall then send a notice to all members

advising of the proposed change and setting the date for a special meeting of the membership to consider the change. The notice shall be sent out thirty (30) days prior to meeting date. At the meeting, the amendment shall be considered and voted upon and shall require a total of two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the members present to be approved.

ARTICLE XII: DISSOLUTION

Distributive Rights: In the event of dissolution of the Association, all assets not required by law to be otherwise paid or applied shall be distributable among members in good standing at the time of dissolution, in direct proportion to the dues paid by them during the last full fiscal year ended immediately prior to the date of resolution to dissolve voluntary or decree ordering involuntary liquidation.

MID AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION BY-LAWS

MEMBERSHIP & DUES:

1. An application for membership shall be completed and submitted along with the dues payment to the Secretary or Treasurer of the Association. The fees are due January 1.

2. Membership is required to compete in any MAORA sanctioned event.

3. A member may have his/her membership terminated by submitting a written request to a member of the Board of Directors. There shall be no refund of dues.

4. A vote by the Board of Representatives may terminate the membership of any member when satisfactory proof of conduct or actions prejudicial to the Association and/or its aims and purposes is submitted. The Secretary to the Association shall notify the involved member by registered mail thirty (30) days prior to a formal hearing by the Board of Representatives. This meeting shall be open to the membership.

5. No member of the Association shall commit the Association on any matter without prior notice to the Board of Representatives. Further, any member having a conflict of interest in such matter shall be ineligible to represent the Association in any negotiation on said matter.

6. If a membership is paid by check and that check is returned "due to non-sufficient funds" or for any other

reason, an additional charge shall be added before re-instatement of membership.

NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS:

1. Nominations for officers shall be made at the Annual meeting. The nominations may be made by any member of the Board of Representatives or by mail from the general membership. If the nomination(s) is by mail, it must be received by the president prior to the meeting date. The President shall then enter those nominations to the ballot.

2. The Officers and Class Representatives shall be voted on by either ballots with write-in candidates allowed or by ballot at the Annual Meeting. All ballots must be counted at the Annual Meeting. The new Officers and Class Representatives shall take office at the close of business at the Annual Meeting. Absentee ballot must be postmarked two (2) weeks prior to the election.

3. Officers shall be elected by plurality vote.

4. Class Representatives shall be elected by a plurality vote. The candidate with the next highest number of votes shall be the Alternate Class Representative. A class not represented at two (2) successive regularly scheduled meetings shall be considered vacant and the Board of Directors shall appoint a successor to fill the position. (Article V, section E)

5. The Secretary of the Association shall record the vote for future reference.

 

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TERMS: The term of the President, Vice president, Secretary, Treasurer and Technical Director shall be for one

(1) year. The Class Representative and the Alternate Class Representative terms shall be for two (2) years with the election of one-half (½) taking the office each year. The term of office shall begin with the new administration at the close of business at the Annual Meeting.

COMMITTEES:

A. Technical Committee: The Technical Committee shall consist of the Vice President as Chairperson and each Class Representative and Alternate Class Representative. This committee shall be responsible for ruling on questions regarding safety and technical regulations and to officiate in the event of a protest/teardown.

B. Banquet and Awards Committee: This committee shall consist of a Chairperson and two (2) co-chairpersons and any additional members as needed. They shall be responsible for the arrangements required for the Annual Points Awards Banquet and for the requisition of the awards to be given.

C. The President shall have the authority to appoint additional committees. The Chairperson shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors.

MEETING SCHEDULE:

FALL: The Board of Representatives shall meet for the following purposes:

A. To establish the membership dues for the following year.

B. To establish the sanctioning fee for the following year.

C. To accept tentative race dates for the following year‘s schedule.

D. To receive proposals from the Class Representatives on any rule modifications.

E. To review and accept points standings for the season just completed.

F. To hear reports from established committees.

G. To discuss any other business deemed necessary.

WINTER: The Board of Representatives shall meet for the following purposes:

A. To finalize and adopt class rules and regulations.

B. To accept nominations for Officers and Class Representatives.

C. To establish the dollar amount for the Driver‘s Fund Fee.

D. To establish the distribution of points.

E. To establish the requirements for eligibility for year-end awards.

ANNUAL: The Annual Meeting shall coincide with the Awards Banquet. The meeting shall be for the following

purposes:

A. To finalize race schedule and collect all sanctioning fees.

B. To hold the elections of new Officers and Class Representatives.

C. To discuss any subject a member may want addressed.

BOARD AND COMMITTEE EXPENSES: MAORA shall be responsible for all MAORA related expenses

incurred by the Board of Directors, Class representatives and Committees, subject to approval by the President and Treasurer. All properly submitted bills must be paid within thirty (30) days from date of submission.

GRIEVANCES:

1. Race rules grievances hearings shall be heard as soon as possible after a member submits a written grievance to a MAORA Officer or his/her Class Representative. The hearing shall be conducted by the MAORA Officer, the Technical Committee Chairperson, two (2) members of the Board of representatives and the Race Director of the race involved ( if any ). The MAORA Officer shall vote only to break a tie.

2. Grievance hearings regarding Association matters shall be heard at the regularly scheduled meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose.

CLASS RULE CHANGES: Any motions made to rescind or change a class rule and/or racing regulation needs previous notice and two-third (2/3) vote of the Board of Representatives. Previous notice can be dispensed of at the rules meeting.

 

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COMPETITION SANCTIONING:

1. An application must be presented at the fall meeting of the Board of Representatives. The sanctioning fees shall be due at the Annual Meeting. If sanctioning fees are not paid at the Annual Meeting, another

promoter may request the date previously requested.

2. Every sanctioned race must offer classes to both men and women. The race promoter has the option to run any classes he wishes to include in the program.

3. MAORA will make every effort to post the results of the day‘s events thirty (30) minutes before the

awarding of prizes.

4. A schedule of the day‘s events shall be available to everyone at the registration area.

5. At races lasting more than one (1) day, it is requested that some type of children‘s event be held.

6. An ambulance and trained medical personnel must be on the grounds during all competition.

POINTS:

1. No sanctioned event will be for double points.

2. Points shall be calculated using the established MAORA points chart.

3. The race results must be sent to the Vice President within ten (10) days of the completion of the event.

4. A current point standing shall be posted at each race.

CHECK WRITING POLICY:

1. All checks issued by MAORA require the signatures of two (2) officers.

2. Members of the same immediate family may not co-sign checks.

AMENDMENTS AND DISSOLUTION:

1. These by-laws may be amended following the Constitutional Amendment Procedure, Article XI.

2. In the event of dissolution, Article XII of the Constitution shall be used.

SAFETY REGULATIONS

S-1. HELMETS: A Snell Memorial Foundation 1990 or newer approved helmet is required. If you have any questions check with the Technical Committee. Required: are "D" rings on straps. It is recommended that the following medical information be included: Name, Blood Type, Allergies and pertinent medical history.

Not Allowed:

1. D. O. T. rated only

2. Snaps on straps

3. Velcro strap connection

S-2. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:

A. A driving suit that effectively covers the body from the neck to the ankles and wrists, manufactured of fire resistant material, is required for enduro and heat races. It is recommended that Nomex type

underwear be used. Drivers shall not wear nylon underwear.

B. Gloves are recommended and made of leather and/or other fire resistant material containing no holes.

C. Shoes and socks made of fire resistant or low flammable materials ( i.e., nomex, nomex lined, 100% wool or cotton socks and all leather shoes ) should be used.

D. Drivers and Co-Drivers of open cars SHALL wear goggles or face shields made of impact resistant materials.

E. It is highly recommended that entrants with removable dentures, remove dentures prior to competing in offroad events.

S-3. RESTRAINT SYSTEMS: All occupants in all vehicles SHALL utilize either a five (5), six (6) or seven

(7) point restraint system meeting the following specifications:

A. A five (5) point system is recommended for use in those vehicles where the Driver and Co-Driver are seated in an up-right position. It consists of a 3 inch lap belt and a 2 inch anti-submarine (crotch) strap. The shoulder straps MUST be 3 inches.

B. A six (6) or seven (7) point system is recommended for use in those vehicles where the Driver and Co-Driver are seated in a semi-reclining position. It consists of a 3 inch lap belt, 3 inch shoulder harness and two or three leg anti-submarine straps.

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C. All straps shall be nylon or dacron polyester and in new or perfect condition with no cuts or frayed layers, chemical stains or excessive dirt. The buckles MUST be of the metal-to-metal quick release type. The shoulder harness SHALL be the two strap over-the-shoulder type. There must be a single release

common to the lap belt, shoulder harness and anti-submarine belt(s).

D. Restraint systems must be replaced every four (4) years. Re-webbing is the suggested method of replacement.

S-4. INSTALLATION OF RESTRAINT SYSTEM:

A. Shoulder harnesses should be mounted behind the Driver/Co-Driver. The recommended mounting point is approximately 4 inches below the top of the shoulder.

B. Lap belts should be kept at a minimum of at least 2 ½ inches forward of the seat and backrest intersection.

C. All belts must be mounted directly to a main structure member with the strength of at least 1 ½ X .090

tubing with gussets.

D. All adjustment buckles should be kept a minimum distance of 1 ½ inches from the seat to prevent accidental loosening or chafing.

E. No surplus safety harnesses are allowed. Mounting hardware must utilize 5/16 inches hardened bolts with 1 ½ inch diameter washers attached through the body or frame using lock nut or cotter key.

F. Bolt-in end fittings require that a plate of at least 1/4 inch be welded to the frame at an angle that allows for direct pull of the strap. Eye bolts should be mounted to the frame. All bolts and nuts are to be lock-nutted or safety wired and the snaps must be cotter keyed. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES are bolts to be

inserted through the webbing.

S-5. ROLL CAGES AND ROLL BARS:

A. These specifications are MANDATORY and represent the MINIMUM requirements.

B. All vehicles in competition must be equipped with a roll cage. Roll cage structures on vehicle whose weight is less than 2000 pounds are to be a minimum of 1 ½ inch O. D. by .090 wall cold rolled steel tubing. Roll cage structures on vehicles whose weight is 2000 to 3000 pounds are to be a minimum of 1 3/4 inch O. D. by .095 wall cold rolled steel tubing. Vehicles whose weight is over 3000 pounds are to be a minimum of 2 inch O. D. by .120 wall cold rolled steel tubing. (Threaded pipe, pipe fittings, lap weld pipe, square tubing, magnesium or aluminum is not permitted in any construction of roll cages or roll bars.) Low carbon (mild) steel tubing is recommended.

C. All roll cage construction must be securely mounted, braced and gusseted. Gussets must be 1/8" thick by 3" diagonally across. All welds must be gusseted.

D. All bars must be adequately supported within 6" of the top of the bar, or cross braced to prevent forward or lateral collapse of the roll bar or roll cage. No method of attachment to the main frame shall be other than (a) bolting with a minimum of 2 ½" aircraft type bolts at any location of attachment or (b) welded as an integral portion of the main frame. NO muffler clamps may be used to attach the roll cage or roll bar to the main frame.

Flush grinding of welds is not permitted.

E. The top of the roll cage/roll bar MUST be a minimum of 3" above the top of the Driver/co-Driver‘s helmet when occupants are sitting in their normal sitting positions. It is MANDATORY that any portion of the roll cage or bracing which may be contacted by the occupant‘s helmet(s) or body(s) shall be covered with energy absorbing material to a minimum thickness of 1". The energy-absorbing material MUST be covered with duct tape or other similar slow to burn material.

F. Cab or body mounted cages must not be attached to the body structure by direct welding, but must be bolted through and attached by use of doubler plates (one on either side) with a minimum thickness of 3/16".

G. ROLL CAGE DESIGN: All roll cages must be constructed with at least one front hoop, one rear hoop, two interconnecting top bars, two rear down braces and one diagonal brace and necessary gussets.

EXCEPTION: Single seat buggies are not required to have diagonal brace.

 

 

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H. Any vehicle not equipped with stock steel doors must be equipped with side bars, at least one on each side to protect the occupants from the side. These bars must be parallel with the ground and located vertically in relation to the occupants to provide maximum protection without causing undo difficulty in entering and exiting the vehicle. Vehicles 2000 pounds and over must have three bars with three horizontal braces. The side bars must be formed from tubing of the same material and dimension as the roll cage and must be securely attached to the cage‘s front and rear members. Rear down braces and diagonal braces must angle no less than 30 degrees from vertical.

S-6. HORN: All vehicles must be equipped with a loud horn. No sirens.

 

S-7. FIRE SUPPRESSION EQUIPMENT: It is required that all vehicles in all classes be equipped with a

Dry Chemical type or a Halon 1301 system of the following minimum capacities: ( No Halon 1211

systems allowed.)

1. Dry Chemical: 2 1/2 pounds of 1-A:5-B:C Underwriters Laboratory Rating or better. The extinguisher MUST be within EASY reach of the Driver/Co-Driver. The bottle MUST have an all metal, quick release mounting bracket and all metal parts, except the fuel gauge face.

2. Halon 1301: (Flame-Out, Phoenix, Simpson, Flame-X) Five pounds is the minimum size allowed. The system SHALL NOT have more than four nozzles. The line to all the bottles shall not exceed 7 feet. The location of the bottle, release cable and nozzles should be installed as per manufacturers specifications. If the vehicle has a Halon 1301 system, a dry chemical system is not required, but is recommended.

S-8. NETS:

A. Nets shall cover the complete open area of both sides and top of all vehicles. The nets must be fastened every 6 to 8 inches around the outside of the net. Vehicles with wing glasses that open fully must cover the area surrounding the wing glass.

B. The net border or edge and tie downs shall be made of material that is stronger than the netting itself. Velcro installations should be carefully checked because they tend to loosen when packed with dirt or dust.

C. Acceptable methods of tying the nets into the car include, but are not limited to, hose clamps, snaps, nylon ties, velcro, lift-a-dot, metal hooks and steel rods. Full length velcro or steel rods are acceptable continuous fasting devices from the bottom of the net.Velcro must fasten continuously along the bottom of roll cage bars to prevent accidental unfastening from a direct pull.

D. Nets shall be installed so the Driver and/or Co-Driver can release the netting and exit the vehicle unassisted regardless of vehicle position.

E. The netting shall be installed on the INSIDE of the roll cage bars so that it will not be damaged or come off the car in the event of a roll-over or slide on the side.

F. Nets attached to the floor frame covering the entire opening are approved as long as the door is equipped with a secondary positive latching device.

G. The roof shall also be covered with sheet metal, sheet aluminum, steel mesh or nylon safety net covering all areas. In addition, it is required that the occupant‘s legs be protected in such a matter that prevents them from extending from the body or frame of the vehicle during a roll-over.

VEHICLE COMPONENT REGULATIONS

S-9. SUSPENSION: On all production-type vehicles in production classes, front and rear suspension systems may be strengthened by adding material or replacing parts, but the basic design of the system may not be changed. Suspension springs and their mounts may be modified provided the original spring type and mounting method and placement retained. (strictly stock classes excepted.)

S-10. SHOCK ABSORBERS: All vehicles in all classes MUST have at least one shock absorber per wheel. Additional shock absorbers and their installation are subject to approval of the Chief Technical Inspection.

S-11. WHEELS AND TIRES: Lug studs and nuts, lug stud holes in wheels, spindles and all other components will be checked for wear and serviceability. Paint should be removed from the drum and wheel mounting surfaces.

 

 

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S-12. STEERING: All steering components MUST be free of defects and in excellent working condition.

Questionable units will be rejected. Steering shafts and any joints will be closely inspected. Steering play must be at a minimum, drag link and tie rod ends must be secured and keyed. All welded parts must be reinforced. If the steering shaft is not a factory production item, then the shaft must be welded (not brazed) to the wheel mounting flange. Minimum specifications for the shaft are 7/8" O. D. x .060" wall thickness unless it is an original factory production item.

S-13. BRAKES: All vehicles in all classes MUST have at least one working brake on each wheel. ALL brake lines are to be metal and they are to run in the safest way possible to prevent damage from rocks and other objects which might cause the line to leak. Metal or O.E.M. connecting lines are allowed. Aircraft type braided line is recommended for connecting wheel cylinders to static lines.

S-14. IGNITION: Each vehicle must have positive action on-off switch in good working condition and should be located within easy reach of the driver with his/her belt and harness set on and tightly adjusted. The ignition switch shall be marked or labeled "ignition" on and off.

S-15. BATTERIES: Batteries MUST be securely mounted with metal-to-metal tie downs. All wet-cell batteries mounted in the driver‘s compartment must be fully enclosed, including the side and bottom of the batteries which will contain the quantity of acid in the battery when inverted. Aircraft batteries which are not covered but located in the drivers compartment are not acceptable. Batteries will be considered to be located in the driver‘s compartment if there is not a full bulkhead (firewall) separating the driver and the battery.

S-16. LIGHTS: All vehicles in all classes MUST be equipped with and have operating (a) two tail lights, (b) two brake lights, minimum of 3" in diameter. ALL VEHICLES AT ALL TIMES MUST HAVE OPERATING BRAKE AND TAIL LIGHTS.

S-17. STARTERS: All vehicles in all classes MUST be self starting.

S-18. FUEL:

A. Any of the following commercially available gasolines or LPG or diesel fuel may be used:

1. Service station type fuel

2. Racing gasoline as manufactured

3. Commercial aviation gasoline as manufactured

B. No oxygen bearing fuel, including alcohol or nitromethane is allowed.

C. Commercially produced, nationally advertised fuel additives may be used only in quantities specified by the manufacture and only if a sample of the gasoline with the additive is supplied for technical inspection prior to the event. Fuel samples may be taken at random before, during and after the event at the discretion of the Technical Inspector.

S-19. FUEL TANKS AND SYSTEMS:

A. All fuel tanks MUST be securely mounted. If fuel cells are not used, a firewall must separate the driver‘s compartment from the fuel area. Auxiliary fuel tanks may be added provided they are mounted securely and filled from and vented to the outside of the vehicle. All fuel tanks mounted outside the vehicle and exposed to crushing forces under ANY condition of crash or upset must be equipped with an approved burst proof bladder. NO side pod fuel tanks allowed other than fuel cell. NO G.I.cans or fuel containers similar in construction or purpose will be allowed in or on any vehicle during a race.

B. A positive locking filler cap (no monza/flip type) MUST be used (dry brake is allowed) and fuel pick-up openings and lines, breather vents and fuel filler lines SHALL be designed and installed so that if the vehicle is partially or totally inverted, fuel SHALL NOT escape. If the fuel filler cap is located directly on the fuel tank (within 2" of the tank) a check valve shall not be required provided the filler cap is of a positive locking type and does not incorporate an unchecked breather opening. If the fuel filler cap is not located directly (within 2" of the fuel tank) a check valve (tip-over) MUST be incorporated in the fuel tank to prevent fuel from escaping if the cap and filler neck are torn from the tank. Filler lines must be flexible enough to allow 6" of movement of the cap and not alter the filler inlet location on the tank. Filler caps are to be mounted inside the roll cage and must have splash guards to prevent fuel from getting on the occupant(s), engine and exhaust system

C. Fuel tank breathers MUST rise at least half the depth of the tank above the tank and then vent below the

tank. A p.c.v. valve is recommended for the end of the vent line.

 

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D. FUEL LINES AND FUEL PUMPS:: All fuel lines SHALL be run in areas that are protected from damages that might be caused by rocks, dirt, debris, a collision with another vehicle or stationary object. It is recommended that steel braided cable be used for fuel line. In the pick-up four wheel drive classes, a

protective cover over the fuel line that is at least 1/8" x 16" long, 8" in front and 8" in back of the flywheel

or torque converter MUST be used. In all other classes, if rubber tubing is used for fuel line it MUST be

soft and flexible and long enough to allow movement. Tubing that has turned hard must be replaced. Hose

clamps MUST be used on every end of rubber hose. Make sure they are not too tight. Vehicles using

electrical fuel pumps MUST have a shut off switch that can be reached by the Driver with his/her restraint

system tightened down. In the VW powered vehicles a mechanical pump with an electrical back-up system,

can not have an electrical pump hooked up electronically when not in use. (Accidental use may cause the

diaphragm in the mechanical pump to give way causing raw fuel to be pumped into the crank case, which

may result in a fire or explosion.) Fuel pumps SHALL only supply fuel to the carburetor(s) or injectors and

not used for cooling purposes.

E. It is required that fuel cell foam be installed in all fuel tanks.The tanks should be filled 75% full with foam.

F. FUEL CELLS: Safety fuel cells are MANDATORY. A substantial cross member must be between the fuel tank and Driver in vehicles with rear mounted fuel tanks.

G. Fuel cells must meet the specifications established by the FIA (Federal International de L‘Automobile). The following are basic but not complete specifications established by FIA.

H. Safety Fuel Cell Specifications: Safety fuel cells SHALL consist of a fuel bladder inclosed in a smooth

skinned container. DOUBLE WALLED TANKS ARE MANDATORY.

I. The physical properties must be maintained throughout all areas of the bladder, including seams, joints and fittings. These are the minimum standards acceptable:

1. Tensile Strength 450 lbs. (Spec. CCC-T-1916)

2. Tear Strength 50 lbs. (Spec. CC-T-1916)

3. Puncture Test 175 lbs. (Spec. MIL-T-6396)

J. All fittings shall be built into the skin and bonded as an integral part of the tank or mechanically bound to

the skin by a system of ring and counter ring with sealing by either a flat joint or with an "O" ring. Fuel cells

MUST be replaced every five (5) years.

K. The bladder shall be fully surrounded in a smooth skinned casing (container) made of 20 ga. steel, .060"

aluminum or .125 Marlex. Use of magnesium is prohibited. The container must be securely fastened to the

frame or floor with bolts and/or steel or nylon straps. Foam internal baffling is required.

S-20. MUFFLER AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS: Each vehicle may be required to be equipped with mufflers or forestry approved spark arrester installed in such a manner as to direct the exhaust gasses out of the body, rearward, behind the Driver, away from the fuel tank and tires and placed in such a manner that will minimize the producing of dust. Exhaust pipes must extend to the rear, at least, of the driver‘s compartment.

S-21. ENGINE: Where applicable, engines must displace no more than specified, an engine‘s displacement and location may be checked at the discretion of the Technical Director at any time proir to, during or after an event. Violation of the displacement rule may result in disqualification, loss of accumulated Driver‘s points and/or purse. No vehicle may replace a complete engine during an event unless that engine has been through technical inspection and marked accordingly.

S-22. TRANSMISSIONS: Every vehicle MUST have a functional reverse gear. Four-wheel drive vehicles must be capable of being driven through the front wheels.

S-23. THROTTLES: Each vehicle must have a foot throttle, incorporating positive action return springs attached directly to the carburetor throttle arm and must register a minimum pull of 2 lbs. A positive stop or over-ride prevention system must be used to keep linkage from passing over center and sticking in an open position.

S-24. DRIVE SHAFTS: All front-engine vehicles utilizing open drive shafts must have a retainer hoop securely mounted and located within 6" of the front universal joint. Four-wheel drive vehicles are not required to restrain the front drive shaft from the transfer case to the differential. The retainer hoop may consist of either: (a) a 1/4" x 2"

steel strap or (b) 2" wide nylon webbing, both securely attached to a body or frame member.

 

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S-25. OIL COOLERS: All vehicles using supplemental oil coolers/filters MUST mount cooler(s) in such a

matter that should a line break, NO oil or spray can reach the occupant(s). It is recommended that steel braided line be used, and that a shroud be installed to prevent oil from hitting the occupant(s).

S-26. AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Generator, fan, water pump and a complete functional electrical system

MUST be connected and operational at all times. Drive belts must be sufficiently tight to drive equipment in a satisfactory manner and without slippage. Thermostatically controlled accessory fans are allowed. Auxiliary equipment will be waived for unlimited classes.

S-27. SUPERCHARGERS AND TURBOCHARGERS: Not permitted in any classes except by special

ruling.

S-28. SEATING: All seats, regardless of stock or after-market, must be securely mounted and reinforced. Stock

VW runners must be welded 360 degrees or U-bolted in place. Stock seats are not recommended.

S-29. DRIVER`S COMPARTMENT: Drivers must be able to enter and exit the compartment unassisted with ease, with the vehicle in any position. The driving compartment must be separated by fire walls or bulkheads from any acids or fuels.

S-30. DOORS AND LATCHES: All vehicles in all classes with operating doors MUST have a positive locking mechanism, i.e. retainer strap, pin and clip or stock handle and latch.

S-31. FIRE WALLS:

A . All vehicles MUST utilize an all-metal firewall to separate the driver‘s compartment from any danger of fire from the engine. A minimum firewall MUST extend from the Driver‘s shoulder height to the vehicle floor and body sides and be fuel tight. If rear mounted fuel tank or "cell" is higher than shoulder height, the firewall must be extended at least 1" above the fuel tank or "cell". Front engine vehicles without windshields, the hood is considered an extension of the firewall.

B. On front engine vehicles where engine changes require firewall modifications: Material substitution is not allowed. Firewall must retain original thickness and material type.

S-32. BALLAST: Any material used for the purpose of adding to the vehicles weight MUST be permanently attached as a part of the vehicles structure and must not extend in front of the front wheels or in back of the rear wheels or above the height of the front tires. NO liquid or loose ballast is permitted, i.e. water, sandbags, rocks, shot bags, metal weights, ect.

S-33. WEIGHT: Shall be considered dry weight, gas tanks shall be drained, tools and spare MUST be removed, but otherwise race ready.

S-34. FLOORBOARDS AND PANS: Floorboards or belly pans are required on all vehicles and MUST be held

on by the minimum of 6, 1/4" bolts per side if the floor is not an integral part of the body chassis.

S-35. BUMPERS AND NERF BARS: All vehicles in all classes SHALL have front and rear bumpers.

However, NO hazardous front or rear bumpers, frame heads, nerf bars will be allowed. No angle iron bumpers will be allowed. All installations are subject to approval by the Chief Technical Inspector.

S-36. MIRRORS: A rearview mirror is REQUIRED on all vehicles.

S-37. SKID PLATES: Skid plates designed to protect the front suspension, steering and brake components are recommended in Classes 12, 1-2 1600, and class 9-10. Skid plates must be designed of metal and installed so as to prevent any accumulation of fluid.

S-38. STORAGE: All spare parts and equipment carried on or within the vehicle MUST be securely fastened so as to eliminate their moving during an event.

S-39. FENDERS: On all vehicles required to have fenders, fenders must be securely attached to the vehicle with quick release or breakaway fasteners. The removal of fenders for any reason other than damage incurred during an accident, after the race has officially started, will cause the vehicle to be disqualified.

S-40. BODIES/CHASSIS: All body components shall remain on the vehicle (accidental damage accepted) during the entire event. As specified in individual class rules, body/chassis series must be maintained with body/chassis combinations and weight certifications left to the discretion of the Technical Director.

 

 

 

 

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S-41. NUMBERS:

A. Each vehicle SHALL be required to carry the following identification numbers and/or letters as a minimum requirement.

B. Visible from the side- 2 numbers per side on both sides and one number visible from the rear. One of the

numbers to be mounted on the roof. Side and top numbers MUST BE 8" high with a 1" stroke. Rear numbers are to be a minimum of 6" high.

C. ALL NUMBERS MUST BE BLACK ON A WHITE BACKGROUND.

D. MAORA assumes NO responsibility for scoring vehicles that have unrecognizable identification numbers. It is the Driver‘s responsibility to keep the numbers recognizable at all times during the event.

S-42. FASTENERS: All nuts, bolts and their component parts on the vehicle drive train (engine mounts, U-bolts, etc.) chassis and suspension system, steering or any other deemed necessary MUST be secured by one of the following: safety wire, lock nuts, cotter keys or lock washers. Bolts MUST have thread showing through the nut.

S-43. HOSES: All fuel, brake or cooling lines MUST be securely fastened in place. This includes metal lines, hose clamps or aircraft fittings on the ends, tie wraps along the line or safety wired.

S-44. ANTENNA: In short course events No long whip antennas will be allowed. In long course events, whip antennas are recommended but not required.

S-45. ADVERTISING: Name and company logos may and should be displayed on race vehicles. All

advertising and paint jobs MUST be in good taste and MAY NOT interfere with the identification numbers.

S-46. WORKMANSHIP: All modifications and alterations MUST be performed in a workmanlike manner

subject to the approval of the Technical Inspector.

S-47. FLYWHEEL SHIELDS: All V-8 powered vehicles with standard transmissions and solid lifters must have a SEMA-approved bell housing or cover.

S-48. VENTILATION AND FORCED AIR SYSTEMS: All vehicles using one or more of these systems

MUST mount fresh air intake in such a location as to make it impossible for the pump to pump any smoke, oil vapor or mist, exhaust fumes, battery acid fumes or other matter which might cause the occupant(s) to have difficulty breathing. The system SHALL NOT be mounted over the fuel tank, near an oil cooler or the battery. Rigid metal ducting is suggested for pumping air from remote locations. The flexible hose lines should be fire resistant material.

 

 

 

CLASS RULES:

1/2-1600 SINGLE AND TWO SEAT: Defined as a single or two seated vehicle with a 1600 cc engine with

the following restrictions: Must comply with all GENERAL REGULATIONS if applicable. Unless the class

requirements or safety regulations specifically state that a modification or optional equipment is permitted:

IT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED, unless technical ruling has been made and published.

ALL COMPETITION AND SAFETY REGULATIONS APPLY, WITH THESE RESTRICTIONS ADDED:

S-9. SUSPENSION:

FRONT: Type I ball joint or link pins.

Any tie rod and tie rod ends are allowed.

Torsion tubes may be additionally supported or replaced.

Torsion tube centers may be cut, rotated and rewelded to increase ground clearance.

Sway bars may be removed.

Any manufacturer‘s front/rear torsion bars allowed.Front/rear torsion adjusters allowed.

Front end must remain stock Type I width.

Steering open.

Front shock towers may be modified, extended or replaced.

Trailing arms (torsion arms) must be of stock Type I VW or after-market arms of stock dimensions.

May be reinforced.

 

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Shock mounting stud on bottom trailing arm may be increased in size or relocated.

Suspension bottom trailing arm may be increased in size or relocated.

Suspension limiters allowed.

Spindles may be reinforced, modified or replaced.

REAR: Type I IRS or swing axle.

Trailing arms may be of any manufacturer as long as stock dimensions are retained plus or minus 1". Outboard bus reduction gears allowed.

Any manufacturer‘s axles, torsion bars (however original type suspension must be retained) or spring plates allowed with additional retainer straps top and bottom.

Torsion tubes may be additionally supported or replaced but must retain Type I width.

Rear suspension must retain stock Type I track width as measured from backing plate flange to backing plate flange.

S-10. SHOCK ABSORBERS: No limit on number or size. Cooling fins allowed.

S-11. WHEELS AND TIRES: Any size tire and rim that will mount directly on VW drum.

S-13. BRAKES: Must be VW drum type, NO disc brakes allowed.

S-21. ENGINE: Engine must utilize VW series Type I, 1600cc, U.S. model sedan components and dimensions. The maximum allowed displacement is 1600cc. Any manufacture engine bearing allowed as long as stock dimensions are maintained. Any VW Type 1, 2, 3, or "universal" case is allowed. The following modifications may be made to the stock case:

A. The case may be align-bored and machined for cam bearing.

B. The case may be drilled and tapped for oil pressure and/or temperature sending units.

C. The case may be machined to allow the installation of a crank pulley seal.

D. Case savers may be installed for cylinder head studs.

E. Cylinder seating surfaces may be machined.

F. Early case oil galleries (8mm) may be enlarged to the dimension of the universal case (10mm).

G. Threaded oil gallery plugs allowed.

Any camshaft, valve spring retainers, valve springs and lifters allowed.

However, valve spring seat diameter in the head must be stock.

Any manufacture oil pump.

No deep sumps, dry sumps or sump alterations allowed.

Windage trays allowed.

The use of any oil by-pass pistons and springs allowed.

Pistons must be stock 3 ring only. Pistons and cylinders may be any manufacture as long as original stock dimensions and balanced weight are maintained.

Forged pistons are allowed.

Any type wrist pin retainers.

Piston assemblies may be statically balanced to the equivalent weight in grams of the lightest original non-balanced piston, wrist pin, ect.

Flywheel, clutch and pressure, crankshaft, pulley, connecting rod and piston assemblies may be balanced. Balancing limitations specified under individual items.

Crankshafts must be stock VW.

Power pulleys and sand seals allowed.

Crankshafts to .030" under size allowed.

No counter weighted crank.

NO polishing or lightening.

Any VW flywheel may be balanced and lightened.

Any manufacture clutch disc or pressure plate allowed, but must retain stock diameter.

No aluminum flywheels allowed.

May be eight (8) dowel pinned and any gland nut and washer.

Connecting rods may be statically balanced, but not polished or profiled.

Balanced weight of the connecting rods in grams should be equivalent to the lightest original non-balanced stock rod.

 

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Heads must be U.S. sedan stock single port or the Brazil manufactured head with the VW insignia and a part #040-101-373.

Welded heads are allowed.

Heads may be fly cut for clean-up.

Fins may be removed for fly cut.

Combustion chamber volume open.

NO porting or polishing allowed.

Valves must be stock, 45 degrees.

One piece valve allowed.

NO profiling or polishing of valves allowed.

Valve guides may be steel, bronze or cast iron .

No grinding or polishing in the port including the valve guides.

Any shaft may be used which will allow the use of the stock VW rocker arm(s).

The rocker arm(s) may be resurfaced to permit the use of (swivel feet) or similar devices.

No grinding or changes to the rocker arm(s) are permitted.

No roller or needle bearings will be allowed either as part of the shaft or as an interface between the rocker arm(s) and the shaft.

Push rods and push rod tubes may be of any manufacture and clips may be tie wired.

Rocker assemblies subject to post-race inspection.

Valve covers may be of any manufacture.

Air cleaner may be of any manufacture, location optional.

Velocity stacks may be used providing they are not welded or bonded to the carburetor.

The following stock VW carburetors (30 PICT 1, 2 and 3) may be used.

Maximum venturi size of carburetors is 24.10mm.

No internal modifications in the carburetor venturi or the throttle blade area are allowed.

This includes no removing of parts, no grinding, polishing or filling.

Intake manifolds must be stock.

However, cutting of the manifold to compensate for head milling is allowed, rewelding will not be allowed. Those manifolds which have been cut and rewelded must be cut again and assembled by use of rubber hose and clamps or by some other suitable method so that the interior of the manifold can be inspected.

No chemical milling of manifold or carburetor.

Automatic choke housing may be removed.

Choke plate and shaft may be removed and holes plugged.

Electric needle valve optional.

The stock float vent may be moved and/or plugged.

An external vent may be incorporated.

Any air and main jet.

Any combination of stock fuel pump or electric pump may be used.

Heater tubes optional.

After market fan shrouds allowed.

RESTRICTOR PLATES: Single seat (one occupant in vehicle) restrictor plate will be 19.50mm and two seat (two occupants in vehicle) restrictor plate will be 21mm and shall be the only item installed between the carburetor and intake manifold other than the required gaskets. Provisions for safety wiring the carburetor and intake manifold to prevent removal of the restrictor plate must be provided.

S-22. TRANSMISSIONS: Must be VW Type 1 or 2 transaxle housing.

Not more than four forward speeds.

All internal modifications O.K.

Any gear ratio combinations may be used. However, only VW type rears (Helical cut gears) may be used. Must be stock VW housings with internal modification only.

May use after-market side covers.

S-25. OIL COOLERS: Any manufacture oil cooler allowed. Location optional. Full flow systems allowed.

 

 

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S-26. AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Battery ignition only.

No magnetos.

Six (6) or twelve (12) volt system may be used regardless of year model.

Any manufacture distributor may be used.

Any VW type alternator or generator system in stock location may be utilized.

S-32. BALLAST: Vehicles utilizing ballast to make minimum weight must have a 1/8’ hole drilled in ballast in such a manner that it can be sealed to a main structure member where removal is impossible without breaking sealing wire.

S-33. WEIGHT:

A. Single seat vehicle‘s minimum weight is 1300 lbs.

B. Two seat vehicle‘s minimum weight is 1350 lbs.

S-41. NUMBERS: Must use "6" as first digit.

FEMALE DRIVERS: A FEMALE RACER CANNOT RACE IN THE WOMEN‘S RACE IF SHE HAS

PARTICIPATED IN ANY MEN‘S CLASSES THAT RACE SEASON. She must declare her status at the

beginning of the year or at the first race she competes in. If later in the year she decides to run in the men‘s classes, she cannot go back to the women‘s class.

CLASS 9 SINGLE AND TWO SEAT

A. Defined as a single seat and two seat vehicles having an engine displacement no more than 1650cc watercooled and 1915cc air-cooled.

B. Must comply with all GENERAL REGULATIONS if applicable. Unless the class requirements or safety

regulations specifically state that a modification or optional equipment is permitted, IT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED,

unless technical ruling has been made and published.

C. ALL COMPETITION AND SAFETY REGULATIONS APPLY with the following restrictions:

S-21. ENGINE:

A. Any engine may be used providing:

1. It has been series produced in quantities of 5000 units or more.

2. It must not displace more than 2000cc in stock form.

3. Engines with more than 2 valves per cylinder will be allowed in this class.

4. Maximum water-cooled engine displacement not to exceed 1650cc.

5. Maximum air-cooled engine displacement not to exceed 1915cc.

B. Any make of one for single seat or two for two seat, carburetors may be used providing:

1. It retains a maximum of two venturi per carburetor.

2. Maximum allowable carburetor venturi size of 42mm per throat.

3. Carburetors must be of automobile production type.

4. It has no modification of the venturi or throttle blade area.

S-33. WEIGHT: 1300 lbs. minimum.

S-41. NUMBERS: Vehicles must have the first digit of "9".

GENTLEMEN`S AGREEMENT:

A. Mandatory rear row start for all water-cooled entries.

B. Class 9 to be Open Class to all novice entries to encourage more participation.

1. Novice being any entry not known to have previously raced competitively in buggies.

2. Novice must enter as a novice if the car does not conform to Class 9 rules.

3. No one shall be allowed to enter as novice after:

a. Two (2) first place finishes.

b. Three (3) second place finishes (5 or more entries)

c. Four (4) second place or higher finishes.

d. Five (5) paybacks.

e. These apply to a two-season accumulation.

C. Class 9 teardown rules apply to all entries not meeting the novice requirements.

D. Options: Amendments allowed at Driver‘s Meeting to encourage participation. Need only majority vote.

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CLASS 12 AND 12X: This class is defined as a 4 wheeled buggy or sedan vehicle utilizing VW type components or after-market replacement parts. Vehicles and Drivers must comply with the following safety, competition and vehicle regulations.

COMPETITION REGULATIONS: The following competition regulations will apply to this class:

1. A driver may not participate in this class if they compete in any other MAORA sanctioned class as a driver. If they participate in another class they may not return to this class during the same season. They do not lose any points or awards achieved prior to leaving the class.

2. In the case of team cars, rule #1 applies to drivers as individuals and does not disqualify the team for the season nor does it affect the season end awards.

3. The vehicle used for this class may not be used in any other MAORA sanctioned class during the season. Once the vehicle is used in another class it may not return to this class during the same season.

S-13. BRAKES:

1. Vehicles must have one operating brake per rear wheel. This will be checked during technical inspection.

S-19. FUEL TANKS:

1. Tank must be in good condition.

2. Tank must be free of leaks.

3. Fire suppressant foam in tank is recommended.

VEHICLE REGULATIONS: This class is intended to bring out new racers and for this reason will be

an open class with the following guidelines to control competition:

S-21. ENGINE: Displacement will be unlimited.

S-33. WEIGHT: 1100 lbs. minimum.

S-41. NUMBERS: Vehicles should have the first two (2) digits of "12"___.

GENTLEMAN`S AGREEMENT:

1. Class 12 will be electively split by the participants. Class 12 to be the faster cars and Class 12X to be

the slower cars. this is a voluntary ranking.

2. Options or Amendments will be allowed at the Driver‘s Meeting by a majority vote of the Drivers in

the class.

OPEN CLASSES:

CLASS 1-2 SINGLE AND TWO SEAT UNLIMITED

A. Defined as a single seat vehicle with one occupant or a two seat vehicle with two occupants at ALL times

during competition.

B. Must comply with all GENERAL REGULATIONS if applicable.

C. All competition and safety regulations apply with the following clarifications and/or limitations:

S-21. ENGINE: Unlimited displacement.

S-33. WEIGHT: No limitations.

S-41. NUMBERS:

A. Must use "1" as first digit if it is a single seat vehicle.

B. Must use "2" as first digit if it is a two seat vehicle.

Unless the class requirements or safety regulations specifically state that a modification or optional equipment is permitted, IT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED, unless technical rule has been made and

published.

 

CLASS 7: A two wheeled drive four wheeled vehicle known as a mini pickup. It must be a stock production vehicle that has been series produced in quantities of at least 5000 for a twelve month period and available to the public of the USA. All components must remain stock unless modification are allowed in this document. This class can be ran with one or two people during the race. This is a stock production class and must retain engine, body, and chassis combinations.

ALL SAFETY RULES APPLY

 

 

 

 

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SUSPENSION: Stock Production

REQUIRED:

1. Suspension parts must maintain stock length as on the delivered plus or minus two inches, with any mounting method: such as A-arm, I-beam, front axles, etc. Except for shocks absorbers and springs.

2. Springs in the front must be in stock location and configuration i.e. leaf coil torsion, etc.

3. Travel limits in front 12’ only. Measurements are made on the spindle centerline in it’s travel from upper to lower stop.

4. Frame must not be modified . Travel limits in the rear 14" only Measurements are made on axle centerline in it’s travel from upper to lower stop.

5. Track with must be stock plus or minus 2" measured from wheel mounting in the front and wheel mounting in the rear.

6. Stock spindles only.

7. Stock pivot points plus or minus 2".

ALLOWED

1. Springs any capacities or rates.

2. Ball joints and springs of any manufacture.

3. Limiter straps can be used for stops.

4. Strengthening by addition or metal to parts such as A-arm and mounting positions but stock length and

configuration must be maintained.

5. Removal of stock sway bars.

6. Use of one or two single point anti-wrap bars on the differential.

7. A-arm vehicles be able to alter the arms providing the following conditions are met:

A. Must remain stock arm length.

B. Must remain stock pivot points plus or minus 2".

C. Must remain stock spring location.

8. Wheels retract up into the fender well.

9. The tires must not extend past outer body line of the vehicle. No fender flares.

NOT ALLOWED

1. Modifications not specifically mentioned in this document.

2. Removal of material or parts unless specified.

3. Front travel, adjustable or moveable stops .

4. Secondary suspension.

SHOCK ABSORBER:

ALLOWED:

1. Any size or mounting method, Any stock replacement (over the counter).

2. Himes joints are allowed.

NOT ALLOWED:

1. May not protrude through the hood.

2. Remote shocks, rebuild able, or refillable high-pressure gas.

STEERING:

ALLOWED:

1. Only stock steering box as original on that particular chassis.

May be strengthened with addition material but location and operation must remain the same as stock parts.

2. Tie rods, tie rod ends, relay rods turning arms and pitman arms maybe strengthened or replaced but locations and operation must remain the same as the stock parts.

3. Any steering wheel, but position must be within 3" of stock location fore and aft.

4. Quick steers allowed.

NOT ALLOWED

1. Change of original concept of location.

BRAKES:

1. Required: 4 working brakes.

 

 

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IGNITION:

ALLOWED:

1. Aftermarket distributor and ignition.

BATTERY:

Open. May be relocated ( recommended to rear of the truck) .

LIGHTS:

Headlights must be stock but can be closed with flat material with sufficient strength.

FUEL TANK:

1. Fuel cells mandatory.

2. Securely mounted

ENGINE:

ALLOWED

1. Maximum of four cylinder. Maximum displacement is 2500cc ( 152.5).

2. Engine block and heads must be of the same material as delivered by the manufacture to the public of the USA for body classes series.

3. Location stock plus or minus 1". Measured from the rear of the engine to the centerline of the front spindle.

4. Internal modifications.

5. After market intake manifold.

NOT ALLOWED:

1. Rotary piston engines.

2. Welding on head. ( Repairs only exception.)

3. No adaptor plates for engine or transmission.

CARBURETOR:

ALLOWED:

1. Any combination of one or two automotive type carburetors as long as not more than two ventures is used.

2. Fuel injection only if factory installed.

3. Any air cleaner or fuel pump.

4. Water and vapor systems only if factory installed originally.

OIL SYSTEM:

1. Any system except no dry sumps.

2. Auxiliary cooling system may be added. Finned type with fan.

COOLING SYSTEM:

ALLOWED:

1. Any radiator in stock location.

TRANSMISSION:

1. Any housing offered by manufacturer.

2. Any internal modifications.

3. Any gear changes.

4. Auxiliary cooling system may be added.

CLUTCH AND DRIVE PARTS:

ALLOWED:

1. Open

DIFFERENTIAL:

ALLOWED:

1. Open with a maximum of 5.30 gears.

2. Rear end gears may be welded.

SEATS:

ALLOWED:

1. Any manufacture

2. Only in approximate stock location.

 

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VEHICLE INTERIOR:

ALLOWED:

1. Removal of upholstered panel, head liner, and carpets.

2. Pedal assemblies fore and aft location must remain stock.

3. Dash optional.

DOORS:

ALLOWED:

1. Stock location only.

FIRE WALLS:

ALLOWED:

1. Must be stock and in the same location with no removal of material allowed except for routing exhaust pipes to rear of vehicle.

WEIGHT:

ALLOWED:

1. 2500 pounds minimum.

FLOORBOARD:

ALLOWED:

1. Altering to allow routing of exhaust pipes to the rear of vehicle.Must remain on stock concept.

BUMPERS:

ALLOWED:

1. Any bumper approved by the Technical Director is allowed. (SEE S-35 GENERAL RULES)

CHASSIS:

ALLOWED:

1. Strengthening of the chassis and by addition of material. Stock chassis only allowed.

2. Stock wheelbase must be maintained plus or minus 1".

3. Frame cross member on rear may be replaced, relocated or removed to allow for sinking of fuel cell.

NOT ALLOWED:

1. Removal of material.

2. Change in length of frame.

BODY:

REQUIRED:

1. Original shape, size, configuration and appearance.

2. Stock mounting, original location must be maintained ( no change lateral, horizontal, or vertical ).

3. Door, hood, and fenders must be in stock location.

ALLOWED:

1. Body structural members may be cut (holes) for installation of roll bars or other supports but must remain

intact.

2. Additional mounts and strengthening material may be added.

3. All glass must be removed.

PICKUP BED:

ALLOWED:

1. Stock beds or skins.

FENDERS:

ALLOWED:

1. Front hoops made with fenders skins, radiator if stock appearance is maintain.

NOT ALLOWED:

1. Hinged front ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Class 7E: A two wheeled drive four wheeled vehicle known as a mini pickup. It must be a stock production vehicle that has been series produced in quantities of at least 5000 for a twelve month period and available to the public of the USA. All components must remain stock unless modifications are allowed in this document. This class can be ran with one or two people during the race. This is a stock production class and must retain engine, body, and chassis combinations.

ALL SAFETY RULES APPLY

SUSPENSION: Stock Production

REQUIRED:

1. Stock suspension parts only must be maintained as delivered on the chassis from the original manufacture. Mounting and location stock only.

2. Suspension parts must maintain stock length as on the delivered chassis: such as A-arm ,I-beam, front axles, etc. Except for shocks absorbers and springs.

3. Springs in the front must be in stock location and configuration i.e. leaf coil torsion, etc.

4. Travel limits in front 12’ only. Measurements are made on the spindle centerline in its travel from upper to lower stop.

5. Rear spring length equal to that of the longest stock production rear leaf spring available on any model capable of competition in this class. Spring mounting must be the same as on your vehicle i.e. under frame, side of frame, etc. Frame must not be modified. Springs may be mounted above or below the axle. Total spring length at this time is 57.5".

6. Track with must be stock plus or minus 2" measured from wheel mounting surface in front and wheel mounting surface in rear.

7. Stock spindles only.

8. Stock pivot points only.

ALLOWED

1. Spring any capacities or rates. ½ ton truck springs may be used.

2. Ball joints OEM or equivalent.

3. Limiter straps can be used for stops.

4. Strengthening by addition or metal to parts such as A-arm and mounting positions but stock size, shape and configuration must be maintained.

5. Removal of stock sway bars.

6. Use of one or two single point anti-wrap bars on the differential.

7. A-arm vehicles be able to alter the arms providing the following conditions are met:

A. Must remain stock arms length.

B. Must remain stock pivot points.

C. Must remain stock spring location.

8. Wheels retract up into the fender well.

9. Track width with tires must not be wider than the rear ( rear width must conform to plus or minus 2" of stock track)

10. The tires must not extend past outer body line of the vehicle. No fender flares.

NOT ALLOWED

1. Modification not specifically mentioned in this document.

2. Removal of material or parts unless specified.

3. Front travel, adjustable or movable stops.

4. Secondary suspension.

SHOCK ABSORBERS:

ALLOWED:

1. Any size or mounting method, Any stock replacement (over the counter).

2. May only run two shocks per wheel.

NOT ALLOWED:

1. May not protrude through the hood.

2. Remote shocks, rebuild able, Himes or refillable high-pressure gas.

 

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STEERING:

ALLOWED:

1. Only stock steering box as original on that particular chassis.

May be strengthened with addition material but location and operation must remain the same as stock parts.

2. Tie rods, tie rod ends, relay rods turning arms and pitman arms maybe strengthened or replaced but locations and operation must remain the same as the stock parts.

3. Any steering wheel, but position must be within 3" of stock location fore and aft.

NOT ALLOWED

1. Change of original concept of location.

2. No quick steers

BRAKES:

Stock Production.

IGNITION:

ALLOWED:

1. Stock Ignition only.

NOT ALLOWED:

1. Aftermarket distributor less ignition boxes.

2 Magnetos.

3. Aftermarket distributor or boxes

BATTERY:

Open. May be relocated ( recommended to bed of the truck) .

LIGHT:

Headlights must be stock but can be closed with flat material with sufficient strength.

FUEL TANK:

1. Fuel cells mandatory.

2. Securely mounted

ENGINE:

ALLOWED

1. Maximum of four cylinder. Maximum displacement is 2500cc ( 152.5).

2. Engine block and heads must be of the same material as delivered by the manufacture to the public of the USA for body chassis series.

3. No internal modification to engine of any kind.

4. Stock design ( Oval, "D", Round, etc.) of cylinder head ports must be maintained, head cannot be cut more than .040" thousand.

5. Location stock plus or minus 1". Measured from the rear of the engine to the centerline of the front spindle.

NOT ALLOWED:

1. Rotary piston engines.

2.Welding on head. ( Repairs only exception.)

3.No adaptor plates for engine or transmission.

CARBURETOR:

ALLOWED:

1. Stock Carburetor for 4 cyl. engine.

2. Fuel injection only if factory installed.

3. Any air cleaner or fuel pump.

4. Water and vapor systems only if factory installed originally.

OIL SYSTEM:

1. Any system except no dry sumps.

2. Auxiliary cooling system may be added. Finned type cooler with fan.

EXHAUST:

ALLOWED:

1. Exhaust manifold only. (NO HEADER)

2. Exhaust must exit behind the cab.

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COOLING SYSTEM:

ALLOWED:

1. Stock from your series of truck.

TRANSMISSION:

ALLOWED:

1. Stock from your series of truck.

2. Auxiliary cooling system may be added.

3. Torques converters must be used.

4. Automatic transmissions may be modified to allow for manual shifting.

CLUTCH AND DRIVE PARTS:

ALLOWED:

1. Stock

DIFFERENTIAL:

ALLOWED:

1. Stock only for 4 cylinder trucks.

2. Max 4.00 gear ratio.

3. Rear end gears may be welded.

SEATS:

ALLOWED:

1. Any manufacture

2. Only in approximate stock location.

VEHICLE INTERIOR:

ALLOWED:

1. Removal of upholstered panel, head liner, and carpets.

2. Pedal assemblies fore and aft location must remain stock.

3. Dash optional.

DOORS:

ALLOWED:

1. Stock location only with original hinges in working order.

2. Doors may be welded or bolted shut.

FIRE WALLS:

ALLOWED:

1. Must be stock and in the same location with no removal of material allowed except for routing exhaust pipes to rear of vehicle.

WEIGHT:

ALLOWED:

1. 2500 pounds minimum.

FLOORBOARD:

ALLOWED:

1. Altering to allow routing of exhaust pipes to the rear of vehicle. Must remain on stock concept.

BUMPERS:

ALLOWED:

1. Any bumper approved by the Technical Director is allowed. ( SEE S-35 GENERAL RULES )

CHASSIS:

ALLOWED:

1. Strengthening of the chassis and by addition of material. Stock chassis only allowed.

2. Stock wheelbase must be maintained plus or minus 1".

3. Frame cross member on rear may be replaced, relocated or removed to allow for sinking of fuel cell.

NOT ALLOWED:

1. Removal of material.

2. Change in length of frame.

 

 

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BODY:

REQUIRED:

1. Original shape, size, configuration and appearance.

2. Stock mounting, original location must be maintained ( no change lateral, horizontal, or vertical ).

3. Door, hood, and fenders must be in stock location. Pickup beds are part of the body.

ALLOWED:

1. Body structural members may be cut (holes) ,or timmed for installation of roll bars or other supports but must remain intact.

2. Additional mounts and strengthening material may be added.

3. Material of hood and front fenders must remain stock,

4. All glass must be removed.

PICKUP BED:

ALLOWED:

1. Stock bed only.

2. May remove only material to allow sinking of fuel cell and battery and installation of roll cage and shocks.

3. Front panel and tailgate optional.

FENDERS:

ALLOWED:

1. Front inner panels may be modified for roll cage or shock.

NOT ALLOWED:

1. Hinged front ends

2. Rear fenders inner panel modifications except for sinking of the fuel cell, battery, roll cage and shocks

installation.

IF YOUR TRUCK DOES NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS THEN YOU BE ASKED TO BUMP UP

INTO THE NEXT CLASS OR NOT RACE TILL YOUR TRUCK MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS.

CLASS 7 S:

1. Any two wheel drive trucks.

2. Must meet safety requirements.

3. This is an open class.

 

WARNING

OFF ROAD RACING IS A HAZARDOUS ACTIVITY

PARTICIPATION MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES DOES NOT INSURE OR IN ANY WAY

GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OR WELL BEING OF PARTICIPANTS IN MAORA

SANCTIONED EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES.

NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SAFETY OR FITNESS

FOR A MAORA SANCTIONED EVENT OR ACTIVITY SHALL BE INTENDED

BY OR RESULT FROM THE PUBLISHING OF OR THE COMPLIANCE WITH

THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS.

PARTICIPATION IN ANY MAORA SANCTIONED EVENT OR ACTIVITY

IS AT THE PARTICIPANT‘S OWN RISK.

BY ENTERING A MAORA SANCTIONED EVENT OR ACTIVITY EACH

PARTICIPANT AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE RULES AND REGULATIONS

COVERING ANY SUCH EVENT OR ACTIVITY.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A WAIVER AND

RELEASE OF GENERAL LIABILITY BEFORE ANY PARTICIPATION IN ANY

MAORA SANCTIONED EVENT OR ACTIVITY.

Mid America Off Road Association

www.maoraracing.us

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