Miley Motor Sports is getting some great input by email. Keep it coming. contact@ppms.com

*Subject: Rules input for Pro Stock, Hobby Stock, or 4 CYLINDER

Please focus on simple changes, realistic weight? Aero ideas? Tire compound, bigger motor, harder tire? that would make all Motors equally competitive on weekly PPMS track conditions in Pro Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and 4 cylinders. Please be honest with your suggestions, as racers, we tend to slant rule options to favor our own program. As promoters we need to look at the big picture for the long run health of weekly racing.

Equalizing motors going forward Miley Motor Sports believes is important to weekly racing at PPMS. It’s painfully obvious what’s happening to weekly Super Late Model Racing. This will be our 31st season of weekly racing, the longest consecutive run by the same team at any regional speedway. We obviously care about weekly racing. We are asking for honest constructive input to make season 31 weekly racing the best it can be at PPMS. We all know resources are limited for all involved, speedways, racers, fans, sponsors. The more we all work together to promote racing the better it will be. There simply are not promoters out there getting rich.

We ask that you do what you can to help make season 31 great at PPMS. Once we get all the feedback on all rules we will evaluate it and make the final decisions. We won’t please everyone, we will aim to do what’s best for the health of the sport at our weekly racing venue, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway . Thanks again for your input. Matt Miley

Specific input by division we are looking for:

PRO STOCKS – What can we do to tweak existing PENN-OHIO rules using any Hoosier  LM Tire for weekly PPMS racing? We are looking at making the Crate Motor a viable option going forward.

Obvious low cost options may be weight and aero/spoilers.

How about an open honest answer to this hypothetical situation from every PPMS PRO STOCK Racer?

What would My PRO STOCK Team want as a rules break versus Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series cars IF My team HAD TO RUN A 604 CRATE versus the opens weekly at PPMS?😀 email it to contact@ppms.com

Link to existing rules, note PENN-OHIO races at PPMS will use these rules..

http://www.pennohioprostocks.com/2018%20PENN%20OHIO%20RULES.pdf

Hobby Stocks

What simple tweaks do we need to make, if any, to existing Hobby Stock rules? Then we, Miley Motor Sports need to take on the responsibility of enforcing those rules Day one. 

Obvious things we need input on are weight rules, a mild cam, roller rockers, aftermarket pieces that make cars safer, easier to repair, and don’t kill the wallet.

Existing rules:

https://ppms.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Hobby-Stock-Rules-0615.pdf

Plus, If the manifold vacuum is less than 18 in. hg. you are illegal. Headers are ok. 305 motor-3200#, 350-3400#

4 Cylinders – open in 2018

Miley Motor Sports is looking to write our first non Young Gun 4 cylinder racing division rules. Young Guns will remain the same and be limited to teenagers. Please keep in mind 4 cylinders are an entry level non contact division looking to attract new blood to the sport we love. Miley Motor Sports wants Teams to be able to have safe fun racing, take your car home in one piece, and join the fun every Saturday night.

We need rules suggestions that create a level playing field for competitive weekly racing, while always keeping cost as low as possible. We have a clean slate here. We need open, honest input on the best set of rules to continue this as a viable weekly racing division at PPMS. The draft below, using SCDRA 4 cylinder rules has been suggested the most at this point. Let us know how these rules may need tweaked for a competitive balance at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Send your specific input to contact@ppms.com. Thanks so much for the input we have been given, keep it coming.

2019 Front Wheel Driver 4-Cylinder Rules

Tentative SCDRA option to work with in establishing Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway 4 cylinder rules.

Basics:

– Must be a stock 4 cylinder car
– No turbo or rotary engines allowed
– Stock-type fuel injection or stock manufactured carburetor only (Motorcraft, etc…).
ONE 0.800″ maximum throttle body spacer may be used. No Holley, Weber or other racing carburetors allowed. Carburetor must be stock for engine.
– Motor must be stock appearing and in stock location
– Motor must match car (ex. Honda must have Honda engine)
– Any air or oil filters (K&N, etc.)
– Intake must be a stock intake. No Skunk 2, etc.
– No cold air intakes for fuel injections – must be stock type breather system. A flexible rubber or plastic hose may be used in place of the stock air box tube. No smooth metal or smooth plastic tubing allowed. A cone type
filter is allowed and may be connected directly to throttle body or the allowed tubes.
– Aftermarket radiators okay – radiators can be braced for support
– Aftermarket (racing) headers are allowed. ***No claim Rule
– Computer may be chipped and/or tuned. A standalone ECU and aftermarket harness are allowed. Ignition coil must remain OEM
Weight Rules:
– All cars must weigh 2,200 pounds with car and driver after the race
Exceptions: 50 lb. weight break for HANS or like device
50 lb. weight break for containment seat

Body / Wheel / Tire Rules:
– Any front wheel drive car
– No all-wheel drive cars or all wheel steer cars
– Must have stock rear and front suspensions as from factory, Slotting of factory mounting holes allowed.
– No racing springs (lowering) or shocks allowed. Springs may be heated, clamped or use spring rubbers. Springs must be within 2’ of factory installed height
– Rear control arms should be stock but may be braced / strengthened / repaired. No aftermarket.
– Stock type aftermarket suspension bushings are allowed
– Stock production cars only
– Mirrors are NOT allowed
– Must have a quality welded MINIMUM 4 point roll cage inside the car with a minimum of 0.95″ thickness tubing –
Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Tech has final say in safety of the cage
– Minimum 3 driver door bars / 2 side door bars – 6 or more point cages okay
– No push bars past firewall. Roll cage may extend forward behind bumpers. Bumpers must be covered in some way with no exposed sharp corners
– Aftermarket racing wheels allowed – 7 inch maximum. NO BEAD LOCKS
– Street legal DOT tires required. No drag radials, mud grip lug tires, racing tires or racing recapped tires allowed. Directional tires are allowed.
– Tires can be mixed and matched for stagger
– Aftermarket nose pieces allowed.
– 6 inch metal support to extend out behind nosepiece or to hold grill in place allowed
– No push bars to extend outside of bumpers or beyond nose piece.
– Some sheet metal will be allowed for repairs. Cars should remain as close to stock appearing as possible. Adding sheet metal to bodies may result in a weight penalty being assessed.
– Gutting of body is allowed.

Safety:
-Window nets are MANDATORY
– RACING (not motorcycle) helmet, SA 2005 or newer is required.
– Minimum single-layer fire suit required (SA 3.2A specification recommended).
– Fire proof gloves strongly recommended (SFI 3.3 specification recommended).
– A 4 or 5 point harness, properly mounted per manufacturers’ specifications, is required. Must have been manufactured in the last 5 years. Any worn, abraded or torn belts shall be replaced.
– A minimum 5 lb. fire extinguisher is recommended and should be securely mounted within drivers reach.
– Only racing-type seats, properly mounted per manufacturers’ specifications, are allowed. A full containment seat is strongly recommended. Cars equipped with full containment seats will receive a 50 lbs. weight break.
– A head and neck restraint system (SFI 16.1 compliant) is strongly recommended. Drivers using a head and neck restraint will receive a 50 lbs. weight reduction.
– A firewall must be in place between driver compartment and fuel cells, fuel lines or tanks.
Miscellaneous Rules:
– Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway  has final ruling on all questions of legality. A pre-race inspection will be made to ensure SAFETY only.
– Questions of legality can and will be answered during the pre-race inspection if asked by entrant. No guarantee of legality shall be expressed or implied during pre-race inspection.  Legality will be determined in POST-race inspection.
– Competitors must present cars for inspection prior to participating in any racing event.  – No radios allowed
– RACEceivers or a like device is mandatory at all times on track.
– Red MyLapsTransponders are also required. Please see mounting instructions section for more info.