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HOT STREET is a heads-up class for all types of vehicles. Rear suspension may utilize ladder bar or four-links (no full tube chassis). This class is for the unassisted cars that can still motivate down the 1320 in a very quick time. All entries compete on a Mickey Thompson (29.5 x 10.5 Slick or 30 x 13.5 ET Street) or any other brand as long as the tire is not larger (height & width) than the M/T


The car must retain its original appearance and profiles. Aftermarket fiberglass replacement panels are limited to hood, front fenders, doors, deck lid and bumpers. One piece front ends are permitted, but must retain factory un-altered grill, head lights and bumper. 

The use of bracket racing aids such as optical sensors, delay boxes, stutter boxes, and throttle stops are not allowed. No object can be mounted anywhere forward of the front tires to trip any of the race tracks timing systems.

Must retain in original factory location, and be constructed out of sheet-metal. Notching of factory firewall for valve cover clearance is allowed. 

Complete factory un-altered grille is required. Grilles may be covered, but with only clear tape or clear Lexan or Plexiglas, and must have prior approval from a PSCA Official.

Scoop or cowl may not exceed more than 9 inches at the highest point of the air inlet opening above the height of the original hood surface. 

Dash board must be stock appearing and in stock location. Door panels must be covered or painted. Carpet and or upholstery is required to cover the flooring and tunnel where visible. Headliner is not required

Aftermarket wings and spoilers are permitted, but may not extend more then 16 inches from the transition point with the body to the tip of the wing. 

Must be of safety glass, Lexan, or other shatterproof materials, minimum 1/8th inch thick. Also must be clear and non hazy. 


All sub framed or full framed cars must retain complete stock front subframe from firewall forward. Frame connectors or rear frame rails may not pass engine firewall, except for the following exceptions. The 62-67 Chevy II's and 64 1/2-68 Mustangs and similar cars with bolt-on front K-members, must retain stock or aftermarket bolt-on front subframe. The subframe must be a bolt on (not welded, unless kit is OK by PSCA officials) to factory mounting location. Frame connectors or rear frame rails may pass firewall location, but not exceed where original front subframe mounts to the body. All late model Mustangs must retain factory front subframe from firewall forward. Stock or direct fit aftermarket K-members are permitted, but must be bolted in factory location using factory bolt holes. Cross members on all front sub frames may be altered or removed for oil pan clearance. 

All cars must retain stock suspension, aftermarket tubular control arms, coil over kits, or OEM front strut retrofits are permitted. But must be a direct bolt on, no welding modifications permitted. Aftermarket Racing Struts with spindle mounts or hub mounts designed
for tube type front ends are prohibited. Stock wheelbase will be enforced on all vehicles. 

**The only front suspension bolt-on kit deemed legal by the PSCA are the CHRIS ALSTON's "No Fab", AJE, HEIDTS, Smith Racecraft, TCI and *FATMAN bolt-on kits ( Nova's, Camaro's & early Mustangs) & The Rod & Custom Motorsport Mustang II kit for 64 1/2-66 Mustang, Part #RC-106. Kits must be installed as instructed.


Front tires must have a minimum tread width of 4.5 inches. Front tires do not have to be DOT approved. Rear tires, all entries compete on a Mickey Thompson (29.5 x 10.5 Slick or 30 x 13.5 ET Street) or any brand as long as the tire is not larger (height & width)  No Drag Radial Tires permitted...

Automatic transmission originally produced by any American automobile manufacturer are permitted. Transmission-to-engine adapters are permitted. Aftermarket torque converter, trans-brake, shift kit, valve body, shifter, and pan cooler use are permitted.  (*see weight breaks). 

*Aftermarket Manual Transmissions (Clutchless Jericho & G-force versions) are allowed in Small Block applications only with weight adds. Lenco,  JEFFco, Clutchflites, or Clutch Hydros are not permitted. All shifts must be made manually without the aide of aftermarket electric or pneumatic devices. (*see weight breaks) 

Must retain stock wheel base with a maximum variation from left to right and front to back of one inch. 

Wheelie bars permitted 


(Electronic Fuel Injection) Any EFI or digital fuel injection are permitted

There is a 470ci limit for small blocks and a 590ci limit for big blocks. There are no restrictions on internal engine modifications. 

The maximum allowable engine setback from the center line of the number-one spark-plug hole to the center line of the front spindle is 2 inches, except in those vehicles in which the engine was factory installed at a distance greater than 2 inches behind the spindle. In such cases, the engine set back may be no further back than the original location.

Production type mufflers or collector type mufflers are required. No collector inserts permitted. Modification or removal of muffler internals is prohibited (no gutting). 

Gasoline & Alcohol only (No Nitro Methane) Alcohol may be used with carbs only (cannot be used with any type of fuel injection)

Two valves per cylinder maximum. The following are cylinder heads restrictions 
(1) Splayed, symmetrical, or canted valve small block heads *see weight penalty 
(2) Hemispherical heads are prohibited (unless factory or factory style replacement) 
(3) One spark plug per cylinder Max 
(4) All billet cylinder head prohibited 

No restrictions.* See add weight section. 

All Hot Street Cars must utilize an NHRA-accepted lower engine oil-retention device; may use a belly pan in lieu of a device attached to the engine. The belly pan must extend from framerail to framerail and extend forward of the harmonic balancer and rearward of the flywheel and must incorporate a minimum 2- inch-high lip on all sides. A nonflammable, oil-absorbent liner mandatory inside of retention device.

An automotive-type radiator is required. 

All entries are required to have two working headlights and two working tail lights (headlight doors must be fixed open or work manually or automatically on cars so equipped). Brake lights, turn signals not required to operate. 

(All weights are race-ready car with driver) 

4 cly / 2300lbs 
V/6's / 2450lbs 
SMALL BLOCKS     Up to 329ci  / 2450lbs 
SMALL BLOCKS     330 - 360ci  / 2500lbs
SMALL BLOCKS     361 - 390ci  / 2550lbs  
SMALL BLOCKS     391 - 420ci  / 2650lbs
SMALL BLOCKS     421 - 440ci  / 2750lbs 
SMALL BLOCKS     441 - 470ci  / 2850lbs
BIG BLOCKS          Up to 460ci / 2900lbs 
BIG BLOCKS          461 - 480ci / 2950lbs
BIG BLOCKS          481 - 510ci / 3000lbs 
BIG BLOCKS          511 - 555ci  / 3050lbs
BIG BLOCKS          556 - 590ci  / 3150lbs 

ADD WEIGHT (In Percent of your Engine Cubic Inch Displacement)
10%  For use of a Sheet Metal, or any Fabricated type Intake Manifold
  For use of a "Dry Sump" Oiling Systems
20%  For Manual Trans (Clutch Version) in Small Blocks
For Manual Trans (Clutchless Jericho) in Small Blocks
For Manual Trans (G-Force) in Small Blocks
Small Blocks using Dart "Little Chief" CFE SBX or Similar Style Heads
Small Blocks using CFE "Pro King" or Edelbrock "Victor II"
Small Blocks using Yates or Edelbrock High Port (part #'s 6049SC1 & 6049C3H),
25%  For Small Blocks not using "True Wedge" or any "In-line Valve" Heads. Example GM Symmetrical, GM "SB-2" Castings, or any GM 15 Degree (GM Part # 24502615) or similar "Comp Eliminator" Style Heads
5%  Big Block Cylinder Heads (That are +/- 3 Degrees From Factory Valve Angle)
10%  For Big Block Ford C & E Motorsports Cylinder Head.
25%  For Big Block Ford C & E Pro-Filer Cylinder Head. 
25%  For Big Blocks that use Big Chief, Big Duke, Pontiac, Olds, Symmetrical and/or any
        non conventional cylinder heads other then listed.

DEDUCT  WEIGHT (In Percent of your Engine Cubic Inch Displacement)
10%  For Single Carburetor Applications
  For Pre-74 Full & Mid-size Entries
15%  For a 2-speed Automatic Transmission (Big Blocks)
  For a 2-speed Automatic Transmission (Small Blocks)

Figuring out your Weight:
You need to know how many cubic inches your engine is and a calculator to make it easier... For example you have a 550ci Big Block(3075lbs) with Sheet Metal Intake(+10%), Dry Sump(+10%) and a Power-Glide Transmission(-15%) Total up your weights adds and subtract your weight deducts....You would take your Cubic Inch multiply by the amount Adds or Deducts and come up with your PSCA Race Weight......Example for above... Add 10% + 10% - 15% which equals a total of 5%.. Take that 5%x 550 which equals 27.5lbs, add that to your 3100 Base Weight (27.5 + 3075 ='s 3,002.5lbs) Your PSCA RACE WEIGHT WILL BE 3,003lbs....We will round up all figures to the nearest pound.. If anyone has any trouble figuring out your weight for your combo, you can contact Mel at 661-917-3078 and I will assist you...

PSCA Required Decals:
Class Sponsor Decal 
Edelbrock Hot Street decal must be installed on base of windshield on the passenger side. (Bottom left hand side when looking at front of vehicle windshield) and AOS & AMP Decal must be placed on the center upper Rear Window before entering the tech area..
PSCA Oval Decals 

1 PSCA Oval decal must be placed on each side of every car in a visible location before entering the tech area..
Series Sponsor Decal 
Chris Alston's Chassisworks decal must be installed on base of windshield on the driver's side. (Bottom right hand side when looking at front of vehicle windshield) 

Contingency Program & Contingency Decals:
  In order to become eligible for PSCA official contingency program, You must first become a member of the PSCA. You can do this at the PSCA Event Trailer during registration or on-line at the PSCA Store. In order to receive Contingency Monies from any of the listed Contingency Sponsors, you must have the correct product listed and matching Contingency Decal for that product on your car for the entire PSCA Racing Event... Racers will be checked for Products & Decals while be teched in and winners & runner-ups again will be checked in the Winner's Circle after the conclusion of each event. Winners & Runner-ups failing to show up for this mandatory Inspection will forfeit all Contingency Money that is owed!!!! All Contingency Decals may appear anywhere on the vehicle in a clear and organized fashion. Contingency decals may not be overlapped or modified. Most decals are available at the PSCA Event Trailer, but in the event the PSCA does not have the decals in stock, it is the racer's responsibility to obtain the proper decals to be eligible for the Contingency payout

Penalties For Violating any PSCA Class Or Contingency Program Rules:
Penalties will vary for any PSCA Class & Contingency Program Rule violation's from Championship Point Deduction, Race Suspension, Probation and/or Re-instatement Fine (Paid to St Jude In the name of the PSCA) If you are in any violation that directly effects our "Electronics Policies" (Example: Use of a Delay Box, Use of a Throttle Stop, etc..) You can receive the Maximum Penalty (Disqualification from Event with loss of 50 Championship Points, Two-Race Suspension and a $500 Re-Instatement Donation) You will also be listed on a Web Page for all to view what violation and penalty any racer receives..

Alternating Lanes During Qualifying:
Each Hot Street driver must alternate lanes during qualifying. Even if you skip a session, you must run the opposite lane you made your previous run in. If you choose to ignore this rule, your second consecutive pass in the same lane will be disqualified.

Hot Street vehicles must take the tree, and run down the 1/4 mile.

During qualifying, any PSCA racer who purchases a 2nd NHRA Tech Card and pays entry into an additional class will be able to do so. However, once your Final Hot Street Qualifying Session is Completed, Driver and Car are no longer able to make runs in that 2nd class... This also means NO RUNS (Driver and Car) in the Sunday Morning Bracket Time Trials Session.

  All Hot Street Racers that earn prize money can go directly to the PSCA trailer after eliminations and pick up his/her Winnings.

  All Hot Street racers must be a current member of the PSCA to be eligible for Cash Payouts, Contingency Payouts and Championship Points Program. Become a Member here >>2012 Memberships<<

After each qualifying and elimination pass, all Hot Street cars must stop and weigh at the track scales. If you lose in eliminations, and your opponent fails to make weight you will be reinstated into the eliminations only if you made minimum weight requirements. If both cars failed to make minimum weight, both cars will be disqualified. It is the driver's responsibility to verify with each track scale, the weight of his/her car prior to each race day. There will 5lb error factor allowed. 

Hot Street entries are allowed to tow to staging lanes and to the track scales.  All are subject to be searched by a PSCA Official at any time. . 

 Hot Street Winner & Runner-up must return to the PSCA Winners Circle Area for Official Photographs and Contingency Verification. Failing to do so, will result in loss of all contingency monies earned. There are no exceptions!!!

PSCA Race Day Rules and Procedures...Click Here

  All drivers and vehicles must meet current NHRA and track requirements.

  For any questions or additional information on these rules, please contact Mel Roth at 661-917-3078

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