Track Rules

2018 RULES

(published 3/22/2018)


Unless otherwise noted, these rules apply to ALL classes!

⦁ No private vehicles in the pits. ATV’s, UTV’s, pit bikes and golf carts must be registered and insured, with the ability to show proof of insurance.

⦁ Any driver who gets out of his/her race car or any crew member who goes onto the racing surface during a race or caution OR any participant who threatens any track official, driver, or track employee will be suspended.  Term (up to one year) will be at the discretion of track management.

⦁ The driver is responsible for the actions of his/her pit crew in all aspects.  The driver/owner shall be the sole spokesperson for his/her car owner and pit crew in all matters.

⦁ No driver or member of the race team is permitted to go to the flag stand or scorers booth. Doing so will subject the race team to penalty or disqualification.

⦁ No one will be permitted to enter another person’s pit in an aggressive manner.

⦁ A 2 pound or more fire extinguisher must be in/on all race trailers. This is mandatory and will be checked.

⦁ No profanity. This will be enforced as it is a family facility.

⦁ Alcoholic beverages in the pit area or being under the influence are prohibited until the entire program is completed.

⦁ There will be no engine claimer.

⦁ All vehicles must have a bright (sprayed on) paint job with bright numbers that have a PROFESSIONAL appearance. Vehicle must be properly clean and washed before each night.  Numbers (three-digit max) must be at least 18 inches tall and at least 3 inches wide and be easy for scorers to read. An 18 inch tall roof number is mandatory. Base of number should be on passenger side of roof, facing the grandstand.

⦁ Cars may not be “re-numbered” after registration for the evening’s events. (In other words…a competitor’s car number may not be changed after they have “pulled a pill” at the beginning of the program, thus restricting drivers from running cars other than their own.)

⦁ Examination by tech inspector (including pumping of motor) may occur at any time in any class. When inspection is taking place in officially designated area, only driver and one crew representative from the race team will be permitted. Refusing to all or any type of inspection will result in automatic disqualification.

⦁ Track is not responsible for any parts or gaskets. It is recommended that you carry gaskets from heads up, in case of a pre-race inspection.

⦁ IF IT DOESN’T SAY YOU CAN, YOU CAN’T!!  The tech inspectors have the right to make any judgment decisions on other items not specifically spelled out in the rules, or to make any competitor change any component on the car – anytime throughout the season – for the interest of this division.

⦁ Any car found illegal will (at the discretion of the tech inspector or other track official) not be permitted to take part in an event unless changes can be made on the spot.

⦁ Disqualification for anything found illegal after an event is complete will result in no points being awarded and no money paid.

⦁ Anything not covered elsewhere in the McKean County Family Raceway rules and policies will be acted upon by track officials as situations arise. Track officials and management reserve the right to allow minor modifications or deviations from the rules as necessary in the interest of safety and competition. This also includes imposing penalties (disqualifications, fines, and/or suspensions) as necessary to regulate and maintain an orderly and safe level of competition.


The following are guidelines as to how the race program is run. They are published here for informational purposes only. This is not meant to be an all-inclusive description of all policies. Slight variations may occur but we strive to conform to the notes listed below as closely as possible.

⦁ All competitors will pull pills to determine their heat starting position.

2. The prior week’s feature winner will start after the redraw cars in the feature.  (If they are not there the following week after the win, this will be enforced the next time they DO compete – in which case they will start behind the previous week’s winner.)  This rule will NOT be enforced in races with an increased purse or points.

3.Anyone who wins three features in a row will start last.

⦁ 4. Cars must be at the track before the qualifying events (heats/consis) for their class is complete to be eligible to run the feature. If they are there but do not run in a qualifying race they will start at the tail of the feature if a full field is not already set. If they arrive after qualifying is finished they will not be allowed to compete. Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Program Director.

5.If a provisional starting position is used in qualifying for a special event, the competitor receiving the provisional must make an attempt to qualify by starting their heat/consi.

6. The flagman is in charge at all times when cars are on the track. Although he will make decisions based on input from other officials, the flagman has the say on calls that are made.

7.Flags used and the procedures followed when they are displayed are typical and common to most other racing venues.  Specifically, without going into a long explanation, they are as follows:

A. GREEN – Go (Also, see #s 8-10 below.)

B. YELLOW – Caution.  There has been an accident or a safety issue that necessitates racing to be temporarily halted.  Competitors should remain in position and will be instructed by track personnel how to proceed.

C. RED – Stop immediately!  There is a critical condition that requires emergency attention and all competitors must stay where they are to allow safety crews to handle the situation.  Any race vehicle that does not stay in position (for example, exiting the track to go to the pits) will be disqualified.

D. BLACK – Displayed to a competitor notifying them that they MUST leave the race.  The reason could be for a safety issue, rules infraction, penalty, or otherwise as determined by the flagman.

E. BLUE WITH YELLOW STRIPE- Hold your line, lead car(s) are about to pass.

F. BLACK WITH A WHITE STRIPE- Mechanical Black Flag-Go to the pits as there is an issue with your car. Car may go back to racing when issue is fixed.

G. WHITE – One lap to go.

H. CHECKERED – Signals the end of the event.

⦁ I. OTHER – The flagman will display crossed flags to indicate the half-way point of an event. He will also use a hand signal showing five laps to go, and use two flags to indicate two laps to go.

8. The leader sets the pace (which must be at a moderate speed) coming to the line. The start of the race will be when the flagman throws the green flag. Cars may NOT pass until they pass the orange cone coming out of turn 4.

A. Competitors will be instructed where the starting point is during the drivers’ meeting and it will be clearly marked.

B. At the flagman’s discretion, he may throw a “lazy green” if cars are not aligned properly.

C. If three attempts at an initial start do not result in any completed laps, the flagman may elect to go with a single-file lineup for the start.

D. The assistant flagman or scoring booth coordinator will inform other officials over the radio when the green is thrown.

E. Cars that “jump the start” will be penalized two spots for every one gained.

9. Restarts (during a feature) will be:

A. For all classes we will do a Delaware Restart then double-file until an event reaches the halfway point. (Cars will be lined up single file, and then put in a double file formation behind the leader before racing resumes.)

B. Single file after the halfway point in an event has been reached. The flagman may elect to go with a singe file start at his discretion.

10. All cars involved in a caution will be sent to the rear of the field.  Determination of “being involved” will generally be:  a) if the cars stops; or b) if the car makes contact.  If a competitor stops on the track to miss an accident and no contact is made, he will get his spot back.

A. If the caution occurs and a subsequent incident takes place AFTER the flagman displays the yellow, competitors involved in the separate incident are MAY NOT be penalized.

B. Any car making contact with an infield tire that causes a caution to occur will be sent to the rear of the field.

C. Unsafe or intentional rough driving will be subject to a black flag.  (This may result in an exception to the above.  (For example, if one car intentionally spins another the “spinner” will be penalized and the spun car may get his spot back.)

D. Being charged with two cautions in a heat race or three in a feature will result in a black flag.

E. If a competitor stops to intentionally bring out a caution, he may be black flagged.

F. All decisions will be based on judgment of the track officials and at the discretion of the flagman.

⦁ If a driver gets out of his/her car during a race or caution, the car WILL go to the pits. They will NOT be allowed to re-enter competition during that event. Doing so may also result in a 1 year suspension and/or a fine.

⦁ Whether or not a lap “counts” when the yellow flag is thrown is up to the discretion of the scorers and/or flagman.  As a general rule, if the leader plus one car has crossed the start/finish line, the lap WILL be counted.  All cars that have NOT crossed will be re-aligned as they were running on the previous lap. The flagman or assistant flagman will notify all other officials over the radio immediately when a caution is out.

⦁ If there is a need for the flagman to display the caution on the last lap, once the leader has taken the checkered flag, the event is complete.

⦁ No cars will be allowed to enter the track under racing conditions.  Cars that have pitted during a feature must wait until a yellow flag condition to re-enter the race.

17. The flagman or assistant flagman will notify all other officials over the radio of his intention to go green on the next lap.  The next time by, when the leader reaches a pre-determined spot on the back stretch, the lineup person will not allow any cars to enter the track from the pits.

18. Any competitor (driver only) with questions or problems should direct their conversation to the head pit steward.  In no case should anyone approach the corner flagmen, flag stand, or scorers’/announcer’s booth.  Doing so will be subject to disciplinary action (fine, disqualification and/or suspension) at the discretion of track management.  This includes crew members and family; a driver is responsible for his entire team.

⦁ A time limit may be imposed on any race.

⦁ MCFR track officials will NOT repair a car on the track. You must take your car to the pits to be repaired.


Unless otherwise noted, these rules apply to all classes!

⦁ Doors must be welded shut.

⦁ Flammable materials such as interior door panels, dash components, and seats MUST be removed.

⦁ All glass MUST be removed.

⦁ Driver side windshield screens and driver side window nets are mandatory.

⦁ Racing seats are required and must be securely fastened to the frame or roll cage, secured top, back, and bottom. No movement!!

⦁ A competition shoulder harness and a lap belt at least 3 inches wide are required and must be attached to the roll cage. Crotch belts must be used. Three year maximum age.

⦁ Flame resistant fire suits and approved full face racing helmets are mandatory, Five year maximum age. Flame resistant gloves are mandatory in all classes and flame resistant hoods are highly recommended. NO MECHANICS GLOVES!!! Suits that are oil/grease contaminated, or have numerous holes or tears are not considered safe. Replace your suit if yours is in a condition described above. Neck braces must be use. Head and neck restraints HIGHLY recommended.

⦁ Any time a car is on the track, the driver must wear fire suit and belts must be fastened. Anytime a car is in motion on the raceway grounds a helmet must be worn. This is a rule from our insurance company.

⦁ Drive shaft hoops (full or complete circle) are required. The drive shaft must be painted white, with car number and class.

⦁ Any added weight must be painted white and marked with the car number and class.

⦁ Tow hooks mounted in front and rear are mandatory for ALL classes.  Must be mounted on outside of body and each end secured separately to solid mounting point.  Tow chains 3/8” minimum thickness, cable 3/8” minimum thickness (no nylon reinforced cable) in a manner that car can be raised and towed without causing damage.  Neither the hauler nor the speedway will be responsible for any damage or problems that arise from improper tow mechanisms.

⦁ Must have working, approved ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher securely mounted within reach of the driver.  Required mounting position is center of car or right side of car, mounted to roll bar or decking securely.  Bottle secured with 1 locking strap only.  No wire ties, duct tape, etc.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Ignition switch must be located in the same manner.

⦁ No mirrors permitted.

⦁ Raceceivers are required in ALL classes. They must work properly. 454.0000 is the channel the racetrack uses.

⦁ Fuel cells mounted in steel cans are mandatory in ALL classes.  Fuel cells should be secured firmly with a strap or an angle to hold it in place.  Must have metal firewall between trunk area and the driver.

⦁ Fuel lines must either run under the floor or be covered and sealed at both ends by rubber hose.

⦁ Roll cage must be constructed in a safe manner. Determination will be made by the tech inspector based on the following description:

Roll cage must be constructed of a four-post design following the contour of the windshield and the rear roll bar must be tied into the rear frame. The top roll bars must be connected and form a box at least four inches above the driver’s head. All tubing must have a wall thickness of at least .090 inch thick. (NO EXHAUST TUBING.) Cage must have a minimum of 4 bars on the driver’s side and a minimum of 3 bars on the passenger side. All joints must be welded solid. A plate on drive side door bars is highly recommended. Padding is to be used at minimum around drivers head.

18. Front and rear firewalls are mandatory.

19. Batteries mounted inside car, must be mounted securely and in a battery box with lid secured properly to prevent leakage of acid in the event of damage or rollover. NO EXCEPTIONS!

20. Steering wheels and columns must not have any movement. (Loose or worn out)

21. There is absolutely NO SPEEDING IN THE PIT AREA. Driving in an unsafe manner will be subject to disqualification, fine, and/or suspension.

22. All classes must have working brakes on ALL four wheels. When brakes are applied ALL four wheels must lock up IMMEDIATLY at the same line.

23. NO outer rub rails.

24. A 2 pound or more fire extinguisher must be in/on all race trailers. This is mandatory and will be checked.
25. One driver per car. Seat must fit driver, no extra padding to make the seat fit.

26. Cars must have a electrical master shutoff labeled ON/OFF. Off position must totally kill all power to vehicle.









⦁ Acceptable vehicles: North American OEM cars 1965 to present. No convertibles, trucks, jeeps, SUVs, or Camaros/Firebirds 1982 and newer. Wheel Base must match O.E.M. specs for the frame you are using.

⦁ Must have firewall in front, sides, and behind driver of suitable material.

⦁ No spoiler or spoiler sides. Rear deck must have no more than 2” rake (from back to mid plate). Max deck height is 42”.

⦁ Roof raking 2” max.

⦁ No sideboards or wings of any kind or size.

⦁ Tail ends must be completely covered (side to side) one half the distance from the highest point of the rear deck to the ground. In other words, measure from the ground to the highest point of rear deck. (This must be done with car race ready…tires on and inflated, car on level ground, etc.) Divide that in half and back must be completely sealed that far down. No openings in sides or tail panel.

⦁ Body style must be respective to this class and must pass tech inspection approval. It MUST be STOCK APPEARING. NO EXCEPTIONS.

⦁ Plastic or rubber nose and tail piece permitted. Nose piece must be stock type. No late model style noses permitted.

⦁ Must remain OEM appearing. Front and rear suspension mounts on frame MUST remain STOCK and in STOCK LOCATIONS. Altering will result in disqualification. Rectangular tubing may be used to replace rusted frames behind rear end. Any rust holes in frame must be repaired properly. Any alterations MUST HAVE TECH APPROVAL.

⦁ Uni-body frames must have 2” x 3” square tubing joining front and rear frame sections. The tech inspector must approve such modifications and agree that it is safe or the car will not be permitted to race.

⦁ Suspension must match chassis used.
⦁ No coil-overs permitted
⦁ No driver adjustable components
⦁ Any coil springs, any shim, or spring spacers are permitted. No external jacking bolts.
⦁ Cars must have a minimum of 5 inches ride height from the lowest point of the frame rail.
⦁ Front A arms tubular upper (nonadjustable only) OEM type lower.
⦁ (Rear) OEM location 4 link and leaf springs only. Mounts on rear end must remain in stock position, and may not exceed 4” from the bottom of the axle tube to the bottom of the mount, including shock mount.
⦁ Stock length rear control arms only.
⦁ Shocks must remain STOCK and in the STOCK position.
⦁ $80.00 claimer on shocks. Any car that takes the green flag may claim shocks. Claim must be made before the feature begins. Monies will be handed over to driver whose shocks where claimed.

⦁ Steering must remain OEM for type of chassis used.
⦁ OEM steering boxes only.
⦁ No rack and pinions.
⦁ Steering quickeners allowed.

⦁ Engine type (GM, Ford, Chrysler, etc.) must match chassis used.
⦁ Maximum engine size is 350 (GM), 351 (Ford) or 360 (Chrysler). 602 crate motor (Must meet RUSH specifications) with .4412 two barrel and all seals intact. No strokers of any kind.
⦁ No fuel injection. No electric fuel pumps. Production fuel injected vehicles must be changed to a carburetor.
⦁ No aluminum blocks.
⦁ No aluminum heads.
⦁ No angle plug heads.
⦁ No racing heads. Must have OEM casting numbers.
⦁ Engines may be bored to .040 over bore.
⦁ Hydraulic camshafts only.
⦁ No solid cams.
⦁ No roller cams.
⦁ No roller lifters.
⦁ Steel rocker arms – Max 1.5 ratio – roller tips allowed.
⦁ Furthest forward spark plug in line with center of upper ball joint.
⦁ Factory stock intakes may be used or Edelbrock #2101, 2104, or 2116 for Chevy, #2181 for Fords, #2176 for Chrysler may be used.
⦁ NO high rise or high performance intakes of any kind. No bowtie intakes.
⦁ NO porting or polishing of any kind.
⦁ Use 1” adapter plate to mount 500 CFM 2bbl Holley carb. No aerosol carburetors.
⦁ Stock 500 cfm #4412 2 barrel Holley carb only.
⦁ OEM stock crank shaft only.
⦁ OEM length connecting rods only.
⦁ Pistons:  flat top or dish only; NO dome tops permitted.
⦁ OEM type ignition systems only.
⦁ OEM cast iron exhaust manifolds are allowed. In-chassis headers are permitted with max 1-5/8” tube and 3 “ collector max. NO two into one, 180 degree headers.
⦁ Transmissions must be OEM type – automatic or standard.  Must have all working gears.
⦁ Standard must have steel blow proof bell housing with and inspection hole in the bottom.
⦁ OEM steel flywheels only no aluminum with a 10” clutch.
⦁ Automatics must have working torque converter with 4” minimum flexplate safety shield.
⦁ OEM rears, Ford 9 inch rear, or floaters permitted with stock location mounts (refer to rule 17).
⦁ Standard 5 bolt no wide pattern hubs.
⦁ Cars must start and run under their own power.
⦁ Cars must have working reverse.

⦁ Minimum weight with driver after feature will be 3200lbs.

57. Steel 15” racing wheels only. NO aluminum wheels.
58. 15” tires only 27.5/8.0×15 max on 8” max wheels, NO bigger. Recaps aloud, no winter treads.
59. Any tire compound aloud.
60. Bead locks allowed on all four wheels.

⦁ 1-1/2 seamless tubing or larger.
⦁ Roll cage is 4 post design with “X” bracing behind seat with 4 door bars on drivers side and 3 on passenger side fastened to frame.
⦁ No square tubing.
⦁ Highly recommended padded roll bars/cage.

⦁ Fuel cell mandatory mounted in fuel cell can.  Fuel cell MUST BE SECURELY FASTENED and must be sealed at top, bottom, and sides.
⦁ No 5 gallon containers or converted grease or oil containers may be used as tanks.
⦁ Fuel lines run under floor, if not, must be covered and sealed at both ends by rubber hose only.
⦁ A full metal firewall must be installed between driver and engine, and between fuel tank and driver.  The driver’s compartment MUST be completely enclosed.
⦁ Fuel cells must be mounted behind the rear end housing between frame rails as is the normal position from the builder and it MUST be securely strapped with a minimum of two (2) steel straps that are bolted to the Chassis (Frame), securely locking in the fuel cell.  Straps MUST be at least two (2) inches wide and 1/8 inch thick.  Fuel cell must be mounted inside the fuel can.

⦁ Gas only; no alcohol.
⦁ No driver controllable brake bias adjusters or shutoffs.
⦁ Other than the requirements or exceptions listed elsewhere within the rules, the car and all components MUST remain stock appearing.

McKean County Family Raceway


. 1.Any front or rear wheel drive car or compact truck. Front engine mounted vehicles only.  No 2 seat sports cars, station wagons, jeeps, or SUVs. Must have full steel or aluminum body. Interior may be boxed in on passenger side level with door. Must have factory floor.

2. Must remain completely stock.

3.Four cylinder engines or 6 cylinder American made engines only. Trucks must be 4 cylinder.
4.No turbos, super chargers or rotary engines.
5.Trans axles may be locked.
6.Stock headers only on Honda type motors. Other makes may have aftermarket headers. Both types may have 2 1/4 “exhaust pipe max at least 3 feet long securely mounted.
7.Cold air intakes OK.
8.No electronic modifications


9.7” wide max. for wheels. Racing wheels permitted. Must use 1” lug nuts. No aluminum wheels.
10.Bead locks aloud on right front for front wheel drive and right rear on rear wheel drive.
11.Radial DOT street tires only.  8” tread max.
12.No DOT drag tires, racing tires, winter/studded treads, mud, or bias ply tires.
13.Tires must pass tech inspector approval.
14.May be 13”, 14”, 15”, or 16” (All four same size)

15.Roll cage must be constructed of a four-post design with two down bars ahead of the driver following the contour of the windshield and the rear roll bar must be tied into the rear frame. The top roll bars must be connected and form a box at least four inches above the driver’s head.
16.All tubing must have a wall thickness of at least .095 inch thick and minimum circumference of 1 ½ inches.
17.Cage must have a minimum of four bars on the driver’s side and a minimum of three bars on the passenger side.
18.All joints must be welded solid.
19.Padding is highly recommended.
20.Must have a racing seat and 5 point harness.

21.2500lbs with driver after feature. Imports must weigh 2600lbs with the extra 100lbs in the trunk area of vehicle.
22.All weight ballasts must be painted white and marked with car number and class.
23.All weight must be securely mounted and approved.

⦁ Dominant Car Equalization: After two feature wins, a minimum of 50 pounds may be added to current weight and with every subsequent win, 25 pounds must be added. Speedway may add weight to any car at anytime. This rule as at track discretion and may be implemented at any time.

24.Racing fuel cell mounted in can. Mounted in rear of vehicle with 2” steel straps. Mandatory. MUST BE SECURELY FASTENED.
25.All fuel lines and fittings must be leak proof.
26.Must have an electrical shutoff in the center of car and in the reach of the driver and track officials. 27.It must be clearly marked ON/OFF. Off position must totally kill all power to vehicle.
28.Gasoline only

29.Brakes must remain stock
30.No brake bias
31.No parking brakes, parking brake handle, or cables permitted
32.Must have 4 wheel working brakes


McKean County Family Raceway

KIDS MINI STOCK – Ages 12 to 16

Refer to SAFTEY RULES for every class.

1. Front or rear wheel drive, four cylinder cars.  Front engine mounted vehicles only.  No station wagons, jeeps, SUVs, or trucks. Must have factory floor.

2. These cars must be GM, Ford, or Chrysler models (No imports).

3.  Must remain completely stock.

⦁ Engine must remain stock.
⦁ No locked trans axles.
⦁ No headers must be stock factory exhaust.  Must have 2” exhaust at least 3 feet long.
⦁ No porting and polishing of any kind.
⦁ Stock air intakes
⦁ No electronic modifications

⦁ 6” wide max. for wheels, racing wheels permitted with factory back spacing with tires inside of fenders. Must use 1” lug nuts. No aluminum wheels.
⦁ No bead locks
⦁ Radial DOT street tires only.  8” tread max.
⦁ No DOT drag tires, racing tires, winter/studded treads, mud, or bias ply tires.
⦁ Tires must pass tech inspector approval.
⦁ May be 13”, 14”, 15”, or 16” (All four same size)

⦁ Roll cage must be constructed of a four-post design with two down bars ahead of the driver following the contour of the windshield and the rear roll bar must be tied into the rear frame.  The top roll bars must be connected and form a box at least four inches above the driver’s head.
⦁ All tubing must have a wall thickness of at least .095 inch thick and minimum circumference of 1 ½ inches.
⦁ Cage must have a minimum of three bars on the driver’s side and a minimum of two bars on the passenger side.
⦁ All joints must be welded solid.
⦁ Roll bar padding is MANDATORY.
⦁ Must have full window net
⦁ Must have aluminum racing seat and 5 point harness.
⦁ Must have a head and neck restraining system (Hans device or similar).
⦁ Must have an approved auto racing full face helmet with 5 year maximum age.
⦁ Must have a fire suit, gloves, and shoes.

⦁ All weight ballasts must be painted white and marked with car number.
⦁ All weight must be securely mounted and approved.
28. Cars must weigh 2450# at the end of the feature.
29.Racing fuel cell mounted in steel can. Mounted in rear of vehicle with 2” steel straps. Mandatory. MUST BE SECURELY FASTENED.
⦁ Must have an electrical shutoff on the center of the car in reach of the driver and track officials and it must be clearly marked ON/OFF. Off position must totally kill all power to vehicle.
⦁ Gasoline only.

32.Brakes must remain stock
33.No brake bias
34.Must have 4 wheel brakes