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7 PSCA & RMSS Rules

  

Class Description

Outlaw 8.5 is a heads-up 1/8th mile class for any and all types of Rear Wheel Drive Vehicles from Classic 50's Iron, 60's Muscle Cars, Late Models Hot Rods & Trucks. This class is limited mainly by a Small Rear Tire (26x8.5 M/T, Hoosier or M&H Slick or M/T 3752r or 3450 235 Drag Radial or Hoosier 235 Drag Radial)

Outlaw 8.5 will run on a 1/8th mile format with an
"All-Run" field


BODY / INTERIOR
The car must retain its original appearance and profiles. No ET extenders (duck bills, pecker extenders, etc will not be allowed)

FIREWALL:
Must retain factory unaltered firewall, in original location. A cosmetic overlay is permitted.

FLOORBOARD:
Must retain factory Floorboard

INTERIOR:
Factory appearing door panels, carpet, dashboard is required. Back seat may be deleted, but must have carpet covering the bare floor.

LETTERING / DECALS:
Outlaw 8.5 Class sponsor decal (Vortech Supercargers/PBK) must be placed in the lower passenger corner of the front windshield PSCA Series Sponsor decal (Chassisworks) must be placed in the lower passenger corner of the front windshield. PSCA Decals must be placed on both left & right sides of race car on the rear 1/4 Panel or wing in a highly visible location. Front upper windshield cannot have another racing organization banner or decal (these must be removed or covered in black tape prior to qualifying.)

SEAT LOCATION:
Driver Seat must remain in the stock location.

SEAT LOCATION:
Drivers Seat with upholstery required and must remain in the factory stock location.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

FRAME & CHASSIS
Stock frame rails must be retained in stock locations front and rear (to receive stock suspension weight break) Notching or replacing of rear frame rails is allowed (No Full Back Half Chassis Permitted) Sub frame connectors are permitted. The PSCA will not allow a stock suspension car to utilize round or square tubing (basically attach a stock suspension chassis on a tube chassis) used to reinforce the front or rear suspensions in any matter other than "Subframe Connectors". If you have any questions on this rule or any others, call Mel @ 661-917-3078

FRONT SUSPENSION
All cars must retain stock suspension, aftermarket tubular control arms, coil over kits, or OEM front strut retrofits are permitted. Replacement Bolt-on Lightweight K-Members are legal, but must be a direct bolt on, no welding modifications permitted. Stock wheelbase will be enforced on all vehicles. You can weld tubes from your roll cage to the front suspension.

**The only front suspension bolt-on kit deemed legal by the PSCA are the CHRIS ALSTON No Fab, AJE, HEIDTS, Smith Racecraft and *FATMAN bolt-on kits (for 62-67 Nova's, 67-69 Camaro's & early Mustangs) Total Control Products Coil Over Conversion Kits, and The Rod & Custom Motorsport Mustang II kit for 64 1/2-66 Mustang,
FDC Gen II Chassis, DoubleAAPerformance K-Member for G-Body, Part #RC-106 & Skinny Kid front end kits for late model Mustangs.... Kits must be installed as instructed and not modified in any manner. If you have something not listed here, email mel@pscaracing.com and we'll evaluate it

K-MEMBER
Aftermarket factory-replacement-type K-member permitted, but must attach to the chassis using only the original factory OEM-type mounting bolts. No part of the K-member may be welded to the chassis.

REAR SUSPENSION
Bolt on traction devices are permitted. Leaf springs may be relocated for tire clearance purposes. Mini tubs are permitted; no full size wheel tubs will be allowed. Ladder bars are legal.

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

WHEELIE BARS:
Wheelie bars are strictly prohibited.

DRIVE TRAIN

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS:
Any OEM automatic transmission permitted. Aftermarket torque converter, shift kit, valve body, shifter, and pan cooler use are permitted. Trans brakes are permitted.

MANUAL TRANSMISSION:
After-market Manual Transmissions are allowed except for Clutch/Automatics or planetary transmissions. All shifts must be made manually without the aid of electric, hydraulic or pneumatic devices.

ENGINE / ELECTRICAL
BRACKET RACING AIDS:
The use of bracket racing aids such as optical sensors, delay boxes, and throttle stops are prohibited

HEADS:
Aftermarket cylinder heads, aluminum or cast iron are allowed. Small Block Boosted Combo's are limited to 14-degree, unless Factory Valve Angle is less like a Ford Mod Motor (SBF SC1 and SBC-Brodix 12-degree or similar heads. See weight add below) & Big Block Boosted is limited to 18-Degree
(No Billet Heads Permitted)

ENGINE:
650ci Limit for Big Blocks with a MAX Bore Space of 4.84 - 480ci Limit for Small Blocks

ENGINE BLOCK:
Aftermarket Cast Iron & Aluminum Blocks are allowed. (No Billet Blocks permitted)

ENGINE MOUNT LOCATION:
Engine must remain in stock location. Engine may not touch the factory unaltered firewall. Motor plates are permitted.

FUEL:
Gasoline (Race Gas) and E-85 are the only legal fuels permitted at no weight add, Alcohol permitted at 100lb Weight Add

OIL-RETENTION DEVICE:
We Recommend that all Outlaw 8.5 cars 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.

STREET LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:
All cars are required to have working headlights and tail lights

POWER ADDERS

NITROUS:
Any nitrous combo is legal, but cannot be used with any other power adder unless noted in weight breaks.

SUPERCHARGER:
Roots up to 12.71
Centrifugal (MAX 4.5 Inducer Diameter) Equivalent or smaller with the following specs must be approved by the PSCA before being deemed legal:
MAX Inlet Hose Diameter 5.00"
MAX Inducer Diameter 4.50"
MAX Exducer Diameter 6.75"
MAX Outlet Inside Diameter 3.59"

SINGLE TURBOCHARGER: 94mm with the following guidelines:
Accepted Single Turbochargers: 94mm Single Turbochargers are permitted on V6 and Small Block V8 engines in accordance with the following requirements:

1) Turbocharger must be of conventional impeller and housing design and type.
2) Turbocharger is limited to a maximum size of 3.701 inches (94mm) inducer diameter at the point where the leading edge of the compressor wheel meets the inlet housing.
3) Compressor cover inlet is permitted a maximum inlet diameter of 3.792 inches (96.3178mm)
4) Compressor Wheel to housing clearance must maintain a
maximum 0.091 (2.3114mm) clearance beginning from a) the leading edge
of the compressor wheel where it meets the inlet of the compressor
housing, to b) the transition point where the trailing edge of the
compressor wheel meets the volute.
5) All air entering the turbocharger must pass through the turbocharger inlet.
6) Injection of any liquid, gas, or any other substance into the inlet or exhaust housing prohibited.
7) Compressor wheel contour must be continuous
features from the inducer to the exducer (no "stepped" wheels).

Accepted Twin Turbochargers: 68mm Twin Turbochargers are permitted on
V6 and Small Block V8 engines in accordance with the following
requirements: 1) Turbocharger must be of conventional impeller and
housing design and type. 2) Turbocharger is limited to a maximum size
of 2.677 inches (68mm) inducer diameter at the point where the leading
edge of the compressor wheel meets the inlet housing. 3) Compressor
cover inlet is permitted a maximum inlet diameter of 2.728 inches
(69.3114mm) 4) Compressor Wheel to housing clearance must maintain a
maximum 0.091 (2.3114mm) clearance beginning from a) the leading edge
of the compressor wheel where it meets the inlet of the compressor
housing, to b) the transition point where the trailing edge of the
compressor wheel meets the volute. 5) All air entering the
turbocharger must pass through the turbocharger inlet. 6) Injection of
any liquid, gas, or any other substance into the inlet or exhaust
housing prohibited. 7) Compressor wheel contour must be continuous
features from the inducer to the exducer (no "stepped" wheels).

TIRES-REAR:
26x8.5/15 Mickey Thompson Slick (3052) or M/T Radial Slick (3052R or 3352R), Hoosier (18115 or 18115C11), M&H (MHR-62) or M/T 235 Drag Radial (3752R or 3450, Hoosier 235 Drag Radial)

OUTLAW 8.5 WEIGHT GUIDE
Base Weight (All weights are race-ready, car with driver)
4 Cly VW Air-Cooler W/
Any Power Adder.........................1600 lbs
4 Cly W/
Any Power Adder....................................................2100 lbs
V/6-I/6 W/
Nitrous..................................................................2500 lbs
V/6-I/6 W/
Turbo or Blower...................................................2750 lbs
V/6-I/6 W/Turbo or Blower & Single N2o Nozzle...............2950 lbs
V/6-I/6 W/
Turbo or Blower & Unlimited Nitrous................3050 lbs
Mod Motor Single Turbo & Single N2o Nozzle...................3
450 lbs
Small Blocks N/
A....................................................................2550 lbs
Small Blocks W/
Nitrous (Single Stage).................................2750 lbs
Small Blocks W/
Nitrous (Unlimited Stages).........................2850 lbs
Small Blocks Supercharged..............
.....................................3150 lbs
Small Blocks Single Turbo up to 88mm ............................
...3200 lbs
Small Blocks Single Turbo (88.01 to 94mm MAX)..............33
00 lbs
Small Blocks Twin Turbo (MAX 68mm) ..........................
...3350 lbs
Big Blocks N/
A......................................................................2900 lbs
Big Blocks W/
Nitrous (Single Stage)...................................3050 lbs
Big Blocks W/
Nitrous (Unlimited Stages)............................3150 lbs
Big Blocks Single SC/Turbo (MAX 4.5 Inducer/94mm Max)....3500 lbs

OUTLAW 8.5 WEIGHT ADDS & DEDUCTS.
ADD 50 lbs. For any combo using "Water Injection"
ADD 100 lbs. For any combo using Alcohol
ADD 125 Ibs. for use of SBF SC1 (or any similar head)
ADD 175 Ibs. for use of SBC-Brodix 12-degree
(or any similar head)
Deduct 50 lbs. For Factory Valve Angle Cylinder Heads (plus or minus 1-degree) Does not include Big Block, LS & Mod Motor
Deduct 50 lbs. For Single Stage Nitrous Plate (1 Nitrous & 1 Fuel Solenoid)
Deduct 50 lbs. For Use Of A Single 4150 Series Traditional Carburetor (N/A & Nitrous Combos 0nly)
Deduct 50 lbs. For Use of A "Blo-Thru" Carb(s) on a Boosted Combo (gas only)
Deduct 100 lbs. For Non Innercooled Combo (gas only)
Deduct 100 lbs. For "Mod Motor" Combo's (single power adder only)
 

OUTLAW 8.5 REQUIRED DECALS:

CLASS SPONSOR DECAL: "Paint by Krusty/Vortech" decal must be installed on base of windshield on the passenger side. (Bottom left hand side when looking at front of vehicle windshield) 

CLASS PRESENTED BY SPONSOR DECAL: "Ross Racing Pistons" decal must be placed on both left & right sides of race car in a highly visible location

PSCA SERIES SPONSOR DECAL: "Chassisworks" decal must be installed on base of windshield on the drivers side. (Bottom right hand side when looking at front of vehicle windshield)

PSCA/RMSS SERIES SPONSOR DECAL: Paddock Imports Decal must be placed on both left & right sides of race car in a highly visible location

 Decals will be available during registration at the PSCA Event Trailer

Contingency Program & Contingency Decals:
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 tech'd 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.

RACE DAY POLICY'S
Alternating Lanes During Qualifying:
Each Outlaw 8.5 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.

BYE-RUNS:
All Outlaw 8.5 vehicles must take the tree, and run down the 1/8 mile.

SCALES:
After each qualifying and elimination pass, all Outlaw 8.5 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 & TOW VEHICLES:
All Outlaw 8.5 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 VERIFICATION:
Outlaw 8.5 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!!!

QUESTIONS?
Mel Roth: President
mel@pscaracing.com
Call/Text 1-661-917-3078

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