The 2023 Rule Book is officially out and can be found HERE.
For 2023, we have created a 2023 Rule Book Change Notice which can be found HERE. In the change notice, you will find all the changes that are made in the rulebook from 2022 to 2023, as well as any changes that the NASCAR Youth Series makes to the rulebook throughout 2023. Here is a list of items changed from 2022 to 2023:
Appendix I, 103, G, c - It is required that the weight be painted or wrapped with a white or bright color. The current driver's name must be written on each piece of weight.
Appendix I, 114, H - NASCAR Youth Series strongly encourages clubs/regions to send samples to USAC National for verification that chain of command protocols were followed prior to sending to the lab. This process allows failed test penalties to be consistent across national, regional and club levels. Penalties for failed samples sent directly to the lab by a local club or region are only enforceable at the club level/regional level of that specific club/region.
Appendix I, 124, K - The term of usage for restraints will be two (2) years from the date of manufacture as prescribed by the date on the restraint label for restraints labeled accordingly or when the restraint reaches the expiration date for restraints labeled with such. Restraints must be used in accordance to SFI specifications in regards to the size and weight of the competitor. It is the responsibility of the competitor, not USAC, to use restraints in accordance with SFI specifications. If the restraint reaches the expiration date, the first offense will be a warning and must be replaced before the car hits the track again, second offense will result in a DQ.
Appendix I, 134, A - The following decals are mandatory for USAC Competition: NASCAR Youth Series decal
Appendix I, 135, A - The Hoosier A35 tire will be the only legal tire for all four (4) tires on the quarter midget for all USAC National, Regional, and Local races. Right Front - NY1 A35 - 33, Right Rear - NY1 A35 - 34.5, Left Side - A35 - 31, 32, 32 short.
Appendix I, 135, B - Only 6 inch diameter rims can be used on the right side. 5 inch and 6 inch diameter rims can be used on the left side.
Appendix I, 136, A - The Hoosier A35 and D10 tires will be the only legal tires to run on all four (4) tires on the quarter midget for all USAC National, Regional, and Local races. Right Front - NY1 A35 or D10 - 33, Right Rear - NY1 A35 or D10 - 34.5, Left Side - A35 - 31, 32, 32 short or D10 - 32.
Appendix I, 136, B - Only 6 inch diameter rims can be used on the right side. 5 inch and 6 inch diameter rims can be used on the left side.
Appendix II, 204, H, e, vi - Car being operated in an unsafe manner. (For example: excessive biking, if a car turns over from biking on its own, stuck throttle, no brakes, etc.). If a car bikes excessively (at the discretion of the Race Director) on its own, a yellow flag will be thrown. The car will receive a strike and will be permitted into the hot chute if the handler chooses to do so as legit damage to fix the biking (If this strike causes the car to have 3 strikes, the car will be a DQ from the race for 3 strikes). If the same car bikes a second time after the first violation has occurred, it will result in a DQ.
Appendix II, 207, J - Any car entering the hot chute area must come to a stop before re-entering the track. Failure to do so will result in a disqualification from the race.
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