DRIVER MOD CLASS

NOTICE: Rules are subject to Change without Notice.

Class Description

Driver Mod Class is a racing class for all late-model modular based V8 overhead cam powered vehicles with a license plate and insurance and a MANUAL transmission. This is a heads up class.

 

Qualifying Information, Ladder Type, & Tree.

All Run Qualifying, NHRA Sportsman Ladder, .400 tree, 1/4 mile, Courtesy Stage (Encouraged)

 

Class Rules

Open to all vehicles with a late-model modular based overhead-cam V8. Any modifications, vehicle weight or power adders permitted. Pneumatic, electric, hydraulic, etc. shifters are prohibited.  Trans-brakes and 2-steps are ok.

 

Weight Breaks

There is no minimum weight.

 

ENGINE

Engine must be a Modular 4.6/5.0/5.4/5.8 based V-8 Ford engine. Internal modifications are permitted

 

COOLING SYSTEM

Any radiator, water pump and cooling fan/fans permitted; Cooling system must be contained inside the engine compartment

 

EXHAUST

Any header size/tubing permitted. Open headers, downpipe ok. Bumper/Fender exit ok.

 

FUEL-DELIVERY SYSTEM

OEM or aftermarket tank in trunk or stock location. Fuel cell in engine bay prohibited.

 

FUEL

All fuels permitted.

 

TURBOCHARGERS (Power Adder Class Only):

Any size turbocharger permitted. Twin turbos permitted.

 

SUPERCHARGERS:

Any size supercharger allowed.

 

NITROUS:

Any nitrous setup permitted.

 

OILING SYSTEM

Wet sump system only.

 

INTAKE MANIFOLD

Air intake coolers and/or ice boxes allowed in passenger compartment are prohibited.

 

REAREND

OEM or Bolt in 8.8 or 9 inch

 

TRANSMISSION

Any clutch activated, H-pattern manual transmission permitted. Pneumatic, electric, hydraulic, etc. shifters are prohibited. 2-steps are ok.

 

K-MEMBERS

Aftermarket K-Members permitted, but must attach to the chassis using only the original factory OEM type mounting bolts in the factory mounting location. Motor plates ok. No part of the K-member may be permanently attached to the chassis. K-member may be modified in oil pan area to allow oil pan enlargement or removal.

 

CONTROL ARMS

OEM or tubular stock type control arms required which must be attached in stock location

 

SHOCKS/STRUTS/SPRINGS

OEM or aftermarket shocks/struts/springs permitted. May use coil overs.

 

STOCK TYPE SUSPENSION

Stock type suspension may utilize aftermarket, direct replacement type suspension components including aftermarket replacement shocks, springs, coil overs and/or control arms. All stock type 3-link and 4- link suspensions must maintain stock lateral angles and attachment points, but may be moved up or down on rear axle. Aftermarket torque arms permitted.

 

PANHARD BARS

Permitted

 

TORQUE ARMS

Permitted

 

WISHBONE

Prohibited

 

MINITUB

Prohibited

 

WHEELIE BARS

Prohibited

 

FRAME

Stock, unaltered frame rails required. Sub-frames may be joined under car. If connector protrudes through floor, floor must be completely welded to connector. Stock front /rear sub-frames must remain stock, unaltered, and in stock location

 

TIRES & WHEELS

Any tires permitted.

 

WHEELS:

Spindle mount wheels prohibited

 

UPHOLSTERY

Must have carpet, headliner, and factory appearing dash. Dash can be aftermarket fiberglass, or carbon fiber as long as factory appearing. Passenger seats NOT required.

Aftermarket front seats are permitted. Rear seats may be removed.

 

BODY

OEM steel (fiberglass/composite if OEM equipped) body shell required. Aftermarket body parts are permitted as long as factory appearing and are limited to hoods, front

bumper covers, fenders, doors, and rear deck lids. Hood is required. Any rear wing permitted.

 

WINDSHIELD & WINDOWS

OEM glass or NHRA approved Lexan is required and must maintain a Ford OEM appearance. Optic Armor windows are ok. Braces allowed. If carbon fiber/fiberglass

doors are used Lexan windows with supports allowed.

 

FIREWALL

Stock, unaltered firewall required

 

ELECTRONICS

2 step, and aftermarket ECU permitted