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NEOPMA Rules

2018 UPDATED & REVISED NEPOMA RULES

ALL PREVIOUS RULES APPLY UNLESS SPECIFICALLY CHANGED BELOW. PARITY RULE SUPERSEDES ALL OTHER RULES.

SAFETY RULES ARE TO BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO WITH TRACK MONITORING. TRACK WILL USE ITS INSPECTORS.

CLUB OFFICIALS WILL PERIODICALLY INSPECT NEOPMA CARS FOR RULES ADHERENCE. OFFICIALS MAY CHECK CARS AT ANY TIME DURING A RACE. FLAGRANT RULES VIOLATIONS MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. AGAIN, PARITY IS OUR PRIMARY OVERRIDING RULE AND GOAL.

Cars must pass all Pro Mod safety requirements required by the tracks.

NOTE !! 2018 REVISED ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Nitrous Oxide: Big block , Maximum 5 systems, Maximum of 960 Cubic Inches
  • Weight minimum a) 2350 lbs. for engines under 900 ci.
  • Weight minimum b) 2425 lbs. for engines from 900 to 924ci
  • Weight minimum c) 2475 lbs. for engines from 925 to 960 ci
  • Small block, unlimited systems and no weight restriction
  • Deduct 50 lbs. for NON LOCK UP CONVERTERS and NON LOCK UP CLUTCH CARS.
  • Any transmission allowed by NHRA, PDRA, IHRA others

TRANSMISSION:

Any transmission allowed by NHRA, PDRA, IHRA others. Non Lock Up converters and Non Lock Up clutches deduct 50 lbs on Blower and Nitrous Pro Mods only. No Lock up converters for Turbos

POWER ADDERS:

  • Blower’s: Roots and Screw blowers … cubic inches may not exceed 526, Maximum Overdrive of 29% 14-71 Max, Maximum 4:56 Rear gear ratio & a Minimum weight of 2600 lb. & Maximum 3 Disk Clutch ……… (Wedge heads, non billet maximum 35% overdrive)
  • SCREW BLOWERS NEW 2018: Roots and Screw blowers … cubic inches may not exceed 526. Weight minimum Screw Blower 2650 lbs. Screw Blower “C” type 93%, “D” type 115% (may be reduced based on performance to maintain Parity)
  • Normally Aspirated: Small and Big block no weight restriction
  • Turbo: Single Turbo: Small block single turbo with a Maximum of 430 Cubic Inches. Small Block Single Turbo weight is 2200lbs. Turbo size may not exceed 120mm..
  • Twin Turbo: Maximum of 526 Cubic Inches, Weight Minimum 2600 lbs. Twin turbochargers limited to 88mm, Turbo size maximum a ) Hemi Headed engines … 88 mm / Boost not to exceed 38 pounds, Brad 5 or older speak with club officials for special consideration, b) Wedge Headed engines … 94 mm / Boost not to exceed 48 pounds. These rules will be very closely monitored and may change due to performance to maintain Parity. No lock up converters
  • Pro Charger: Pro Charger weight is 2500 lbs. with maximum cubic inches of 540.
  • PM Imports: … 4 cylinder 2000 lbs, 6 cylinder 2100 lbs. minimum weight. FUEL …NO NITRO OR M5 ALLOWED

All rules subject to change at the sole discretion of the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Technical Department.

REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS:

  • BELLY PAN: Allowed. Pan must extend beyond the leading edge of the engine and any accessories. The front edge of the pan must have a 1 inch lip.
  • BODY: Funny car or one piece bodies not allowed even if equipped with doors. Maximum front end overhang of 45” as measured from centerline of front spindle. An approved extension may be used to reach 45” if the front end overhang of the body is less than 45”. Numbers must be at least 4” tall and on both side windows, and upper right of windshield.
  • DOORS: Required. Doors must be functional and able to be opened from both the inside and outside of the vehicle. Doors may be fabricated from carbon fiber, fiberglass or metal. A metal deflector between the fenders and the leading edge of the doors is required.
  • FIREWALL: Magnesium not allowed. All firewalls must be made of steel (.024 minimum thickness).
  • FLOORS: Replacing stock floors with .024″ steel or .032″ aluminum allowed. Driver’s side floor pan must be .024″ steel and must be welded in place extending from firewall to back of driver’s seat. Carbon fiber or composite materials may not be utilized in any portion of the flooring in the driver’s compartment except for any panel located behind the driver including suspension covers and wheel tubs.
  • HOOD SCOOP: Allowed. One opening only.
  • TAIL LIGHT: Functional rear tail light is required.
  • BATTERY: Maximum of two batteries allowed. All batteries must be securely fastened. An external master electrical shut off clearly labeled “PUSH OFF” is required.

CHASSIS:

  • CHASSIS: Up to Date NHRA SFI 25.1 E or 25.2 certification required.
  • DRIVER LOCATION: Must be in stock location.
  • GROUND CLEARANCE: Minimum of 3” required from whatever portion of the vehicles body or
    chassis that breaks staging beam to 12” behind front axle centerline.
  • SUSPENSION: Optional.
  • TIRES: Automotive type tires designed specifically for racing required. Tires cannot be located outside of bodyline. Manufacturer, model and size information must be clearly designated.
  • WHEEL BASE: Minimum 90″, Maximum 120”. Maximum variation is 2”.
  • WHEELIE BARS: Optional. Maximum of 110” as measured from center of wheelie bar wheel to centerline of rear-end housing.
  • WHEELS: SFI 15.1 bead locks with a maximum width of 16” required.
DRIVE LINE AND ENGINE:

  • DRIVELINE: A full 360 degree drive shaft tube is required over yoke, extended a minimum of 9” from transmission tail shaft. Minimum thickness of tube housing is .050 cm. Two piece units accepted with a minimum of 6 3/8” grade 8 bolts.
  • ENGINE SETBACK: Maximum of 10% of total vehicle wheel base as measured from centerline of front spindle to center of front spark plug hole.
  • EXHAUST: Automotive type system designed specifically for racing required. Exhaust gasses must be directed out of the body towards the rear of vehicle and away from the driver and fuel
    system.
  • HARMONIC BALANCER: SFI 18.1 certification required.
  • FLYWHEEL SHIELD: SFI 6.3 certification required.
  • FUEL: Alcohol, gasoline and methanol allowed. The use of nitromethane is strictly prohibited.
  • INTAKE MANIFOLD: An approved burst panel is required on all vehicles.
  • NITROUS OXIDE: Allowed.
  • REAR END: Full Floater or Live Axle
  • STARTER: Required. All entries must be self starting.
  • SUPERCHARGER: No Screw type
  • TRANSMISSION: Any type allowed. Non lockup converter may
    deduct 50 pounds from the minimum weight on Nitrous Pro Mods only. No Lock up converters for Turbos
  • TURBOCHARGER: Allowed.

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • CREDENTIALS: A valid IHRA / NHRA membership and competition license is required.
  • COMPUTER: Allowed.
  • DATA / ELECTRONICS ACQUISITION: Allowed.
  • STARTING LINE ENGINE CONTROL DEVICES: Allowed.

TOW VEHICLES:

Allowed. A valid driver’s license is required to operate any type of tow vehicle. All passengers must be seated inside of vehicle with all doors closed. Riding in open hatchback, trunk or cargo area not allowed. ATV’s are allowed with a maximum of one passenger who must be seated at all times. Golf carts are allowed with a maximum of three passengers who must be seated at all times. Posted pit speeds must be obeyed at all times. If pit speed is not posted, maximum pit speed will be 10 mph.

SAFTEY:

All Safety rules will be monitored and enforced by the track officials, they have the final say

  • DRIVER RESTRAINT SYSTEM: SFI 16.1 certification required.
  • ENGINE CONTAINMENT SYSTEM: An approved lower engine containment system required. The system must include the oil pump and related components and be a minimum of 3” above ground.
  • FIRE SYSTEM: Required. (SFI 17.1 system will be required for 2008.) System must contain a minimum of 20 lbs of Halon or equivalent. One nozzle required inside driver’s compartment must be directed at driver’s feet. Two or more nozzles must be directed at front of engine and fuel cell.
  • HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT: SFI 38.1 required. An aluminum skid plate located above driver’s head is recommended.
  • HELMET: SN-2000 or newer of SFI 31.2 or 41.2 required.
  • MASTER ELECTRICAL CUTOFF: Required. Must be clearly labeled “PUSH OFF”.
  • PARACHUTES: Dual parachutes required. Separate shroud-line mounting points with 1/2” sleeved grade 8 bolts required.
  • PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: A driver’s suit meeting SFI 3.2A/15, gloves meeting SFI 3.3/15, shoes meeting SFI 3.3/5 and a head sock meeting SFI 3.3. A head sock is not required when a helmet manufactured with a skirt meeting SFI 3.3 is used.
  • ROLL BAR PADDING: SFI 45.1 required.
  • TRANSMISSION: All transmissions must be covered by a one piece SFI 4.1 restraint.
  • UPHOLSTERY: If a metallic seat is used a flame retardant seat pad is required.
  • WINDOW NET: SFI 27.1 required.

CLUB DUES:
A yearly membership fee of $700 that entitles the driver and 3 crew members free admission to each event. $200.00 will be set aside in a points pool. The 100% pay back to points winners will be paid down to the top 4 cars.

If you prefer to not become a member and race just one or a few events, then entry per event is $200.00. That entitles the driver and 3 crew members free admission to that event. If you Win Or Runner up, then you will be required to pay additional $500.00 and get full membership for the year.

Parity rule:
Parity rule has existed in the NEOPMA for 25 years and has never been exercised. Cap ET at 5.70 …Anyone going faster than 5.70 may be penalized with 25 lbs. extra weight to be added immediately and ongoing to achieve Parity.

The Purpose is to keep any one car from totally dominating. Simply stated it allows club officials to impose immediate major changes to any car or class if that one car or class out performs the other cars in a major way.

Due to lack of Turbo familiarity and the NHRA, IHRA likely rules changes in the segment …we will be monitoring these cars very closely.

We are adding new officials so Cars / turbo and blower boost as well as weight will be checked at most tracks

Staging Conduct:
Both cars should conduct burnout’s together unless special circumstances exist (Blower Cars). Long burnout’s are encouraged. Paired race cars must stage quickly and reverse lanes during qualifying. Driver courtesy suggests that both drivers stage together. It is recommended, but not mandated, that drivers stage by one light each on and then the second light. Driver burn downs are not permitted. Drivers taking more than 15 seconds time to stage may be disqualified.

Return Lane Conduct:
Once a pass is completed the driver must quickly and safely move off the return road. Do not block cars or stop to compare information.

Protest Procedures and Costs:
PROTEST PROCEDURES ARE SIMPLE: ANY NEOPMA RACER MAY PROTEST. SIMILAR TO NHRA PROTEST MUST BE IN WRITING ONE DAY BEFORE ELIMINATIONS OR IF WINNER IS PROTESTED BY THE RUNNER UP AFTER THE FINAL ROUND. ASSUMING THE PROTEST IS FOR CUBIC INCH VIOLATIONS THEN BOTH WINNER AND RUNNER UP WILL BE REMOVING THEIR HEADS or OTHER MEANS. A CHALLENGER FEE OF $1000.OO CASH WILL BE PAID TO THE PROTESTED PARTY IF INNOCENT PLUS $250 (CLUB FEE) WILL BE COLLECTED IN ADVANCE/CASH ONLY.

Subject to change without notice.