2012 SPORTSMAN RULES
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SPORTSMAN STYLE BODY
ALL MEASUREMENTS WILL BE TAKEN WITH OR WITHOUT DRIVER OR FUEL.
BODY MATERIAL ALLOWED
Only aluminum or steel will be allowed for all inner and outter body panels. The roof must be fiberglass only.
Hood, hood scoop, windshield cowl, right rear inside tire clearance cover and front spoiler may be constructed or either fiberglass or aluminum. Only clear lexan will be allowed for the rear spoiler and the rear wing windows.
Roof must be covered from side to side on roll cage and also be centered on frame, no offset bodies. Leading edge of roof must be fastened in a stationary position a minimum of 33" and a maximum of 48" in front of rear axle centerline. The roof must be securely fastened at the back and on both ends. Length of roof will be a maximum
60", minimum 48". Width of roof will be maximum 52" and a minimum of 48". Must display a turtleback style and shape. No flat roofs. Overall height will be minimum 52' and a maximum 61", measured from the ground. All roofs must be one piece fiberglass only. No carbon fiber. Rollbars must be exposed from any angle. No vertical metal used to mount roofs will be allowed covering roll bars. Roof must weigh at least ten pounds.
FRONT DOOR POSTS
Door posts must be 2" wide from the side view from the roof all the way down to the door. The posts must be flat, no angle shape or round tubing will be allowed. No lexan vent windows or excessive sheet metal will be allowed in the vent corner where the post meets the door panel.
REAR WING WINDOWS
All window styles must be clear, smooth lexan with no bends or breaks. No writing or decals allowed on the wing windows. Rear view of the wing window must go in a straight line from top of quarter panel or body line to the roof with a maximum gradual deflection of 2" in the center of wing window. Side view of the rear wing window must extend from the roof to the rear top of quarter panel in a straight line or in accordance with the window style chosen. A maximum of 3" higher than the rear deck height at that point will be allowed.
BODY WIDTH AND GROUND CLEARANCE
Body width, measured anywhere along the body line, front or back: 68" maximum, 64" minimum. Minimum body and chassis ground clearance 2 1/2". No fan or ground effects cars. No rubber skirts, fins, or spoilers are
permitted under car,
Side door panel: minimum 60", maximum 70" in front of centerline of the rear axle. Doors must be straight up and down within that measurement. Front door extensions will be allowed up to 20" behind the front axle centerline.
"Front door height must be a maximum of 38" and minimum of 30" from the ground measured at 60" from rear
axle centerline. Ground clearance on the bottom of the doors must be a minimum of 6" and a maximum of 12" from the ground. All doors and rear quarter panels may have a maximum lip of 1 1/2" rounded at 90 degrees and facing inward only, on the top and the bottom.
REAR QUARTER PANELS
Rear quarter panels must match each other. They must be a maximum of 45" and a minimum of 40" from the ground at the rear and continue in a straight line with top of door. You may use a fender flare, up to a maximum
of 2" from the body but overall body width must still be maintained at a 68" maximum. Rear quarter panels can extend back to 48" maximum at top and may incline down to 44" maximum at bottom measured from center of rear axle to rear of car. Ground clearance on rear quarter panels must be a minimum of 8" and a maximum of 16".
The rear spoiler must be clear lexan with a maximum height of 5" from the rear deck and must not have any writing or stickers on it. The rear spoiler must be non-adjustible with no hinges or slides. A maximum of three vertical supports may be used to fasten the spoiler to the rear deck. These supports may not exceed 2" in vertical height and 10" in length.
Must be a maximum height of 45" and minimum of 40" from the ground. Rear deck lid or trunk lid must be fully enclosed from quarter panel to quarter panel and have a minimum height of 9" and a maximum of 14" in vertical coverage behind the fuel tank. Left and right rear trunk lids must be symmetrical in size and shape and show no specific bulge or extension to cover fuel filler hose or apparatus within the 9" to 14" of vertical coverage. This panel must completely cover the fuel cell, filler hoses, and vent lines. The fuel tank must be completely enclosed from the bottom of this panel to the bottom of the fuel cell. The fuel cell must also have both sides completely covered by sheet metal in addition to the container it is enclosed in. Within these dimensions there can be no openings. No openings from top of fuel cell to bottom of trunk lid are permitted. Any vent line nozzle used for catch can purposes must be mounted on the left side quarter panel only. No crew member will be permitted behind the car during pit stop refueling.
HOOD, NOSE, AND FRONT SPOILER
The hood, nose, and front spoiler can be no wider than 36" and no narrower than 24". Shock covers or deflecters may not be part of or riveted to the nose or spoiler exceeding the 36" width maximum, fabric shock covers are allowed as long as they are used for the prevention of dirt getting at shock piston and not used for any aerodynamic advantage. The front spoiler may not extend any more than 20" in front of the front axle centerline. T'ne front spoiler must be non adjustable, no hinges or sliders. Hood shall be considered from the front roll cage to