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.
BRACKET RACING AIDS:
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
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.
HOOD / SCOOPS:
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.
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
REAR WING / SPOILER:
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.
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
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
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
Manual Transmissions (Clutchless Jericho & G-force versions) are
allowed in Small
Block applications only with weight adds. Lenco, JEFFco,
Clutch Hydros are not permitted. All shifts must be made manually
without the aide of aftermarket electric or pneumatic devices. (*see
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.
ENGINE MOUNT LOCATION:
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).
FUEL / FUEL SYSTEMS:
Gasoline & Alcohol only (No Nitro
may be used with carbs only (cannot be used with any type of fuel
Two valves per cylinder maximum. The following are cylinder heads restrictions
(1) Splayed, symmetrical, or canted valve small block heads *see
(2) Hemispherical heads are prohibited (unless factory or factory style replacement)
(3) One spark plug per cylinder Max
(4) All billet cylinder head prohibited
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
An automotive-type radiator is required.
STREET LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.
HOT STREET WEIGHT GUIDE:
(All weights are race-ready car with driver)
V/6's / 2450lbs
SMALL BLOCKS Up to 329ci /
SMALL BLOCKS 330 - 360ci /
SMALL BLOCKS 361 - 390ci /
SMALL BLOCKS 391 - 420ci / 2650lbs
SMALL BLOCKS 421 - 440ci / 2750lbs
SMALL BLOCKS 441 - 470ci / 2850lbs
Up to 460ci / 2900lbs
461 - 480ci / 2950lbs
481 - 510ci / 3000lbs
511 - 555ci / 3050lbs
556 - 590ci / 3150lbs
(In Percent of your Engine Cubic Inch Displacement)
10% For use of a Sheet
Metal, or any Fabricated type Intake Manifold
10% For use of a
"Dry Sump" Oiling Systems
(Clutch Version) in Small Blocks
30% For Manual Trans (Clutchless Jericho) in Small Blocks
50% 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 &
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
Big Block Cylinder Heads (That are +/- 3 Degrees From Factory Valve
10% For Big Block Ford
& E Motorsports Cylinder Head.
For Big Block Ford
& 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.
(In Percent of your Engine Cubic Inch Displacement)
Single Carburetor Applications
Pre-74 Full & Mid-size Entries
2-speed Automatic Transmission (Big Blocks)
2-speed Automatic Transmission (Small Blocks)
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
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
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
Alternating Lanes During
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
All Hot Street vehicles must
take the tree, and run down the 1/4 mile.
ENTERING INTO A 2nd CLASS:
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.
TOW BACK &
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. .
WINNERS CIRCLE PICTURES & CONTINGENCY
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
Race Day Rules and Procedures...Click
drivers and vehicles must meet current NHRA and track requirements.
any questions or additional information on these rules, please contact Mel Roth at 661-917-3078