& Southern Nationals Series Release Details of New Safety
Rules for 2018
(December 19, 2017) Officials with the Schaeffer’s
Oil Southern Nationals Series, the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring
Nationals Series and the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series have released details regarding the new safety rules,
including left-rear rule for the upcoming season. This new rule
will be in effect for all three of the Ray Cook-promoted tours
The new rule is an amendment to the 2018 Rule Book and
will read as follows:
-13 inch maximum height on the front nose piece of the car (right-front
LEFT-REAR DRUPE RULE:
-No drupe limiters permitted, chain only.
-Pre-race height must be between 37 inches and 39 inches (no tolerance)
and the “T” Bar must be straight.
-Post-race height must be no higher than 47 inches (1/2 inch tolerance
-Left-rear tire will be adjusted to 6 lbs.
-Car will be measured with the left-rear jacked up (behind the
left-rear axle tube under the under swung) in the air until the
left-rear tire will turn forward or backwards.
-Car must have a frame (under swung) on the left-rear between
the bell of rear-end and the birdcage with a jackpeg or weight
clamp bolted on for the jack to lift the car.
-During inspection, left-rear chain must be tight and right wheel
tire must be touching the ground.
-Note to all technical inspectors, if rear “T” Bar
is bent, use a straight edge across the back of the car to make
the best judgement to be consistent.
Promoter Ray Cook made a video last week that will be publicized
on the series website, DirtonDirt.com, and various media outlets.
This video goes over complete details of the new safety rule.
In addition, cousin tour, the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man
Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com will utilize this
at their second points event of the season on January 20, 2018
at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. during the Tenth Annual
Cabin Fever 40 paying $3,500-to-win and continue throughout the
“There are several race tracks in the Southeast and other
sanctioning bodies that we have requested to join in with us in
this effort to increase safety in the sport and the response has
been great. Everyone is waiting to see how good it works,”
stated Series Promoter Ray Cook.
The 2018 season for the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series begins on Friday March 16th at Tri-County Race Track
in Brasstown, N.C. paying $3,000-to-win then Saturday March 17th
at Toccoa (Ga.) Raceway paying $6,400-to-win.
The 2018 season for the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals
Series opens on Friday March 30th at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway paying
$4,000-to-win and Saturday March 31st paying $6,000-to-win.
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals
and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling
Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator
Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located