2023 CROWN VIC RULES
***no phones or communication devices in car***
***Track reserves the right to swap computers amongst competitors at any given time***
A. SPIRIT OF THE RULES – Keeping the cars very stock is the priority. Changes not listed in these rules are not allowed.
B. CARS – Only the Ford Crown Vic, Mercury Grand Marquis, or Lincoln Town Car 1995 and newer.
C. DRIVERS – Must wear a clearly-labeled helmet that meets or exceeds the 2015 SA Snell or SFI 31.2 standards. Fire suit, racing shoes and racing gloves are mandatory. The use of an approved neck brace or Hans style device is highly recommended.
CAR NUMBER – number must be officially registered. Numbers must appear on both front doors and on the roof. Door and roof numbers shall be a minimum of 18” tall and 3” in line thickness. Numbers must contrast in color (light vs dark) from car color. The roof number needs to be facing the passenger side of the car. There must be a 6” white car number in the upper corner of the windshield on the passenger side of the car.
E. TECH – Car must go through inspection at its first visit to the track. After each feature the top 3 finishers and any other cars selected will go to tech. Those drivers and 2 crew members can assist with tech on those cars.
F. CHEATING– 1st offense will result in driver and car disqualification from that event. Any subsequent offense will result in driver and car disqualification from that event and a $250 fine before driver & car can return. Fines must be paid prior to the car or driver returning.
A. ENGINE– Must remain an entirely stock 4.6L SOHC engine. Manifold stock. Air filter stock.
– AC compressor, lines, and ac/heater core box in engine compartment may be removed.
– Aftermarket coils are okay.
– AC Condenser may be removed; may run aftermarket transmission cooler.
B. RADIATOR – Must contain water only.
C. BATTERY – May remain in stock location or battery may be moved inside drivers compartment and must be securely mounted and covered.
D. FUEL KILL SWITCH – In rear of deck or behind drivers roll cage or kill all switch if battery is relocated.
E. EXHAUST – Muffler is NOT required. Exhaust is 2-1/2″ max. No X, H, or y pipes. Pipes must go beyond the driver area and exit to the side or rear. Catalytic converter may be replaced with pipe
F. TRANSMISSION – Must remain entirely stock.
G. REAR END – Must remain entirely stock. Gear only 2.73, 3.27, 3.55, 3.73, 4.10 ratios only.
No aftermarket lockers. You may weld the spider gears or use factory posi.
A. ROLL CAGE – maximum of a 4-point cage with 1 ¾ .095 tubing with 4 curved door bars on the driver’s side and 4 curved door bars on the passenger side to be eligible to race figure 8’s. Straight bars can be used on the passenger side for oval racing only. Must have a foot bar under the driver’s feet that extends from bottom of left “A” post to bottom of right A post of roll cage to be eligible to race figure 8’s. Must have a bar centered over transmission tunnel that connects the foot bar to the dash bar, a centered bar from the dash bar to the halo over driver’s head and a centered bar from the halo to the hoop behind the driver’s seat to be eligible to race figure 8’s. Must have a bar that connects the left and right legs of the hoop behind the driver’s seat just above the driveshaft tunnel and another one welded at approximately half the distance from the top of driveshaft tunnel to the roof. The rear hoop behind the driver’s seat must have an “x” from top left corner of hoop to bottom right leg of hoop and from the top right corner of hoop to the bottom left leg of hoop to be eligible to race figure 8’s. Must have a diagonal bar from bottom right front A post leg of roll cage to the mid mounted bar behind driver’s seat bar that is to be welded at what would be the center of the “x” in the hoop behind driver’s seat to be eligible to race figure 8’s. Cage must be welded to the frame and not the floor pan. A driver’s door plate is recommended. No offset cages. All roll cages must be painted.
B. SEAT & BELTS – A racing seat is required along with a 5-point racing harness. Belts can be no older than 3 years past the clearly marked manufacturer dates on them.
C. WINDOW NET – A properly mounted window net is mandatory and must be used at all times on track.
D. STEERING COLUMN – Must remain stock. Adding of a quick disconnect steering wheel is allowed.
E. WINDSHIELD – Must remain stock or Lexan or metal screen (2 half inch bars in front of driver for protection if running screen) and strapped in place. All other glass must be removed. All mirrors must be removed.
F. DASH –All airbags in the entire car must be removed.
Effective 2023: Dash and inner AC box and controls may be removed. Instrument cluster must remain intact and must still be operable.
No aluminum or fabricated dash panels. OBD 2 port must remain intact and operational.
G. PEDALS – Must remain stock.
H. BALLAST – No adding of any weight to the entire car. Track can add weight to any competitor at any time
A. SUSPENSION – No altering of the suspension including sway bar links. No spacers of any kind. No air ride. No cutting, no heating, or no lowering of springs. Shocks and springs can only be replaced by same stock parts or OEM replacements. Front and rear springs must match coil for coil, free height, and wire diameter. (Can cut two 2” holes above rear shocks to access top shock nut).
B. CASTER & CAMBER – You may adjust as factory adjustments allow. May run aftermarket camber bolts (only Moog Pt#K100094 or other aftermarket equivalent manufacture
C. TIRES – All season tires only. These tire sizes only 235/55/17, 225/60/16, and 215/70/15. No high performance tires. No directional tires. Nothing under 350 tread wear or any tire that cost $125.00 or more. No autocross tires. No tire soaking or treating.
May remove front plastic inner fender wells.
D. WHEELS – Must be steel stock wheels. All 4 wheels must be the same size and offset. No wheel spacers. No offset wheels on cars 2003 and newer. 2002 and older cars may use dodge charger factory 17-inch steel wheels.
E. BUMPERS –May use 1.75″ pipe for front bumper. 8″ stub out the frame of the car and the bumper must be looped back into frame. One top loop is permitted with no bracing of any kind. no square tubing. if the bumper does not conform to these rules, you will be forced to cut the bumper off and race without one for the night.
F. CORE SUPPORT–May use tubing as a core support. One down bar on each side. No support bracing.
G. HOOD/TRUNK – Must have hood type pins for easy access by track officials. No bolting down.
H. EFFECTIVE 5/19/2023 – AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY DOES NOT HAVE A CAR CLAIM RULE.
1. Computer Protest / Claim – May protest a car computer for $200 and exchange. You must finish in the top 5.
2. Engine $1500 – Engine (complete with exhaust manifold, intake, throttle body and flywheel). Driver being claimed can purchase claimers motor for $1000. If claimer refuses, they are disqualified and original person being claimed will retain their engine and position.
3. Transmission $800
4. Rear-End $500
5. Rear Springs $50 ea
6. Rear Shocks $50 eac
7. Intake without Throttle Body $150
8. Throttle Body $150
9. Front Springs and Shocks together $125 ea
To Claim and/or protest, you must be on he lead lap and finish in the top 5. Both drivers’ must have raced 3 points races for the year. The claim must be in writing within 15 minutes after the feature or before the car clears tech for the night. Must be paid in cash and paid with paperwork.