Tech/Rules Mega Trucks
Central Connecticut Four Wheelers Competition Rules and Regulations for:
Mega Truck Competition Class
- All vehicles must have an adequately built roll cage with at least 8 points tied to vehicle frame.
- All vehicles must have a fully charged & properly rated fire extinguisher within reach of the driver when restrained in five point harness. (alcohol fueled vehicles must have an approved alcohol fire extinguisher)
- Front and rear recovery points are mandatory and should be labeled or painted red for staff member identification.
- Throttle pedal must have toe loop that allows driver to pull up on pedal to return throttle in case of emergency.
- Vehicles must have a sealed firewall between the driver and engine, transmission & all vehicle drive line components.
- A kill switch must be located in the rear of the vehicle. Kill switch must kill not only engine but all electrical components.
- Drive shafts must be fully contained in a protective shield.
- Fuel cell must be mounted securely and located outside the drivers compartment.
- Alcohol & Nitrous fueled vehicles must have a fuel shut-off valve in reach of the driver while in 5 point harness.
- A drivers side window net or arm restraints are mandatory.
- Vehicle exhaust must face either towards the sky or towards the ground. No horizontal outlets or side pipes.
- Vehicles must be equipped with a neutral safety switch.
- Must comply with rules below.
- NHRA approved 5 point seat belts and harnesses are mandatory. harness and seat belt must be fastened to suitable mountings with 3/8″ minimum steel bolts. Harness must be attached to roll cage so that it cannot slide off either side of seat. The harness may not be attached to the top of the roll cage or to the back of the seat. Harness must enter 2″ below the highest part of the shoulder and be in a continuous angle over the highest part of the shoulder. Harnesses must be mounted to manufacturers specifications. Belts must be kept in good condition. No tears or fraying.
- All drivers of any vehicles in any class must wear approved fire-suit and proper footwear. Suits must be kept in good condition. No rips, tears, holes, or fraying.
- All drivers must wear either eye goggles or full face shield at all times. Face shield must be kept lowered at all times. (No open shield with safety/sun glasses)
- Full coverage racing type safety helmets are mandatory (with ear and skull protection). Helmets must meet SNELL 2000 specs and be in good condition.
- Side nets are mandatory on all vehicles. Nets must be 18″ x 18″ minimum with a quick release type system for either top or bottom.
- Each vehicle will carry attached to the vehicle within easy reach of driver in plain view a charged dry chemical fire extinguisher, with a dial gauge equipped with a suitable quick release bracket, or a comparable halon filled fire extinguisher. No tape or bungee cords for mounting purposes.
- All vehicles must be race-ready for technical inspection. Driver must be in vehicle with his or her helmet and fire suit and with his or her belt and harness fastened. Only the driver is permitted in vehicle during inspection.
- All drivers must have a valid health insurance policy.
- Drivers must wear neck protection.
- The running gear of each vehicle will be inspected by the tech committee to verify the safety of such critical parts as steering, brakes, welds, tire condition, etc., prior to each event or course. The vehicle must have suitable brakes with firm pedal.
- Brake test: each driver must demonstrate the ability to stop vehicles in a reasonably straight line and in a reasonable distance. Any vehicle involved in a rollover must be towed off and re-inspected prior to another run.
- Anyone whose shoulder harness becomes disconnected must stop; reconnect their harness; then proceed. Otherwise he or she will be disqualified from that event if found finishing with malfunction.
- All drivers must remain in harness until safely off the track in all events. In case of a breakdown or rollover, remain in harness until told otherwise.
- Once a driver is in staging, he or she must be wearing his or her helmet and with his or her belt and harness fastened.
- No loose objects permitted inside vehicle during competition.
- No part of the drivers body is allowed to protrude beyond the cage and/or body of the vehicle. Driver will be disqualified from that event if he or she does at any time.
- Any driver under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, regardless of quantity, will be disqualified from the event. And will be subject to suspension or revocation of competitive privileges at the discretion of the rules committee.
- No alcoholic beverages allowed in the pit area or on the race course.
- Only licensed drivers 16 years of age and older may compete. Any driver under 18 years of age must have signed permission from parent or guardian to enter competitive events.
- Each driver must bring his or her own vehicle to staging line unassisted.
- The rules committee may reject a novice driver from competition, if in their opinion, they feel the driver is unable to handle the vehicle.
- Close-off time for registration is 9:45 am, and technical inspection is 10:30 am. Driver's meeting will be shortly thereafter.
- No one under 16 years of age is allowed in the pit area. Pit passes must be obtained and displayed to gain entrance into the pit area. Four people plus driver allowed per vehicle, regardless of driver entries.
- All racing vehicles must remain in the pit area after being inspected.
- Idle speed at all times when in the pit area or while going to and coming from the track.
- Let staff in communication with staging or tower know if you are unable to compete.
- Staging, all events. :If you go completely off the track cutting a corner short, you must take a stop and go penalty.
- Drivers have 3 minutes after each call for class to stage.
- If your vehicle becomes stuck or stalls, you will be given a reasonable length of time to get started. To continue competition no track staff is allowed to assist.
- All vehicles must have and use four wheel drive. In the event of a drive line failure, a vehicle may finish that run in two wheel drive. A run is green to checkered flag, and vehicle must be able to run competitively.
- Crossing of the lane boundary (vehicle hitting track markers, such as cones) is an automatic disqualification in designated areas.
- Each vehicle must complete their staging to be eligible to place during the eliminator event.
- It will take 3 vehicles to make a class.
- Rules-men may clarify a class at a meet. Rules-men will not be responsible for the miss-classifyingng of any vehicle.
- Each driver claims his or her classification. If a driver claims the wrong classification, he or she will be disqualified. In case of doubt a driver will notify the tech inspectors at the time the vehicle is being inspected. Only one vehicle per driver per class. Once a vehicle has passed through tech inspection, there will be no refund of the registration fee for any reason.