Colorado 1200 Outlaws LLC.
Colorado 1200 Outlaws LLC. was created solely for the purpose of
promoting a motorcycle engine based 1200cc class of open wheel
type (sprint car appearing) race cars, currently competing with
the Colorado Outlaw Racing Assoc. LLC., at El Paso County
Speedway located at Calhan, in the State of Colorado, and
possibly participating in any bordering states.
These pages contain the official rules
and car specifications for all sanctioned events of the Colorado
1200 Outlaws, LLC (hereon 1200’s). The 1200’s or their
appointed representative will have the final say to resolve any
point not covered herein. All decisions by 1200 officials or
their appointed representative are FINAL!
No express or implied warranty of
safety shall result from these publications. Under no
circumstances, do the 1200’s guarantee against injury or death
of any participant, spectator, 1200’s official, or track
(changes and/or adjustments are notated
• All participants must conform to all
1200’s rules specifications. Participant also agrees to follow
any/all General Rules and Guidelines at any track a 1200’s
event is held.
The term "official", as used in this rules package,
will refer only to 1200 officials and not those of any track or
other entity. At any
1200’s event, two “volunteers” will be assigned the duty
of hosting the post race tech. inspection.
The same two “volunteers” may be used at more than
one event at any time throughout the racing season.
The 1200 Outlaws have a one (1) weekend grace period for any
"visiting" competitor. Visiting competitors can race
for the purse money paid, but will not score championship
points. All drivers must register for a license with the
1200’s at a cost of $ 75.00 to score any championship points
for any sanctioned event (NO EXCEPTIONS). All drivers must be at
least 16 years old, exception: drivers under the age of
16 (but no younger than 14) will be allowed to race once he/she
has met ALL of the following conditions; 1) Provide a certified
copy of the competitors birth certificate; 2) the 1200’s
administration must have a minor release waiver of liability
signed by the drivers’ parent/guardian on file; 3) driver must
produce proof of prior racing experience.
Anyone under the age of 14 and/or anyone who has not
complied with the conditions above will be denied entry to race.
Registration may be revoked, and a competitor asked to leave the
premises for an incident regarding non-sportsmanlike, or conduct
unbecoming a 1200’s member mannerisms. The space in the pit
area occupied by the driver/owner/car and tow vehicle is theirs
for the event. Another
competitor is not allowed to enter that space unless you are
invited to do so, especially in any kind of overly aggressive
All registered cars must display a current registration decal
and official decals of all major 1200’s sponsors, affixed to
the car where they are visible from the front or right side to
receive points and/or monies.
• All drivers must attend the
1200’s or track pit meeting at each/any racing facility.
Any driver failing to attend the pit meeting will have to
start at the rear of the field in their designated heat race. In
a situation that there is no heat race, then the driver will
have to start at rear of designated feature (either the
"B" or "A" feature).
• Any car may be inspected at any time
during the event by 1200’s officials to determine the general
legality of the car, up to and including safety concerns, i.e.;
safety restraint systems, wing overhang violations, roll cage
damage, steering and/or suspension damage, fuel containment
damage, as well as any other safety related concerns.
Items of a “competitor protest-able” nature shall be
left to the protest process.
All competitors must utilize a “Raceceiver”. No two-way
radios or electronic communication devices shall be used by any
driver or team.
ALL 1st year 1200's competitors MUST attend a “New
Driver” orientation session before being allowed to compete.
• 1200’s race procedures and rules can be
superceded by “local track” rules and operating procedures
by promoter/track officials.
Racing is a very emotional sport. As such, good
sportsmanship is the key element of any competitors racing
program. This must include respect for all participants –
drivers, owners, pit crews and officials. For our part we will
make very effort with our rules regardless of whom or what is
involved. We will treat all participants with respect and expect
similar treatment in return. A racer’s pit area is his/her
castle – therefore please stay out of other racer’s pit
areas, especially after an incident where you have been involved
with that racer. Drivers – remember that you are responsible
for the actions of your crews. Any offending parties will be
fined appropriately and disciplinary actions will be initiated
as deemed necessary.
No duplicate car numbers will be allowed (scorekeeping
purposes). All car
numbers must be approved by and registered with the 1200’s.
Numbers currently reserved for any Colorado 1200 Outlaw
(from 2010) will receive first right of refusal of acceptance.
No three digit numbers, or additional letters allowed. Numbers
must be legibly displayed with 12” numbers on the sideboards
and 18” numbers on the center of the top wing. A minimum
10" number must be displayed on each side of the tail
tank/tank cover. Notice
will be given to all other attending members of a car and/or
number change for any driver. The car number 69 has been
permanently retired in honor of Jack Bongberg, and will not be
allowed to be utilized.
All cars must be in
the staging area and lined up correctly for their races.
If not in line, you will be placed on the tail or refused
entry to the race. No car may be push-started in/from the
staging area. If push-started, car/driver will have to
start that race from the rear of the field.
– (can depend on facility attended)
YELLOW FLAG -- In the event of a yellow flag, scoring
will revert to the last lap completed.
If a yellow flag is thrown on the first lap, a complete
restart will ensue, with the drivers involved in the yellow flag
restarting in the back of the field.
This pertains to all races.
RED FLAG – In the event of a red flag, all competitors
are required to stop as quickly and as efficiently as possible,
but NOT in the vicinity where safety equipment may be required
or utilized. In the
event of a red flag on the last lap, the race will not be
restarted. The order
of the finish will be the order in which the white flag was
taken. The car or
cars causing the red flag will be scored last.
BLACK FLAG -- The black flag will be pointed at you as a
warning. If the flag
is waved at you, you will exit the track as safely as possible.
If you spin out twice on your own, if you drive in a
reckless manner, or if you hot lap during warm-up laps preceding
a race, you will be black-flagged.
EXITING THE TRACK
After the initial green flag, if you exit the track
during a race, and are in the infield, you may re-enter in a
safe manner. If you
exit the track and go to the pits, you may not re-enter the
During a start or restart, a driver who jumps cars
(positions) will be placed back in the final scoring sheet, two
spots for every car jumped.
Those who flagrantly jump cars or drive unnecessarily
rough will be disqualified and scored last in the race.
Any driver/car failing to restart its engine without
assistance (on the track) shall restart the race at the rear of
All disputes involving racing procedure that develop
trackside, must be settled by a 1200’s official(s).
Should any participant have a complaint with a race track
official or administrator, he will immediately bring it to the
attention of a 1200’s official(s) who will, in turn, deal with
the necessary parties and bring the problem to a conclusion.
Under no circumstances shall a participant directly
approach any racetrack staff.
Any fighting, un-sportsmanlike conduct, drinking, or use
of drugs by a driver or any member of his pit crew will result
in immediate suspension of that driver for the remainder of the
racing season. If
your car was disqualified with you as the driver, you cannot
change drivers and try to race the disqualified car….IT WAS
-- 4-Cycle motorcycle engine. 1202cc
(+/-¼%: 1205cc maximum). Maximum 6-inch offset; measured C/L of
motor to C/L of frame.
-- All engines will be measured (cc’d)
and mechanically sealed by a 1200’s official (an engine sealed
by a competing Assoc. will be acceptable).
-- Electric self-starting – Cars can
only be pushed to start in case of mechanical failure (i.e. dead
battery, etc.) and must be approved by a 1200’s official for
that race. Any car
push started, either from the staging area, or on the track,
must start/restart from the rear of the field.
-- Naturally aspirated: carburetors or
fuel injection. Fuel
injection may be either constant flow or EFI.
EFI systems may be comprised of either OEM or aftermarket
throttle bodies, injectors and ECU. No ram air systems allowed.
-- Stock appearing head, cylinder and
crankcase. Head and
crankcase are to be OEM (original equipment manufacturer)
look-alike cylinders (blocks) are allowed.
-- No aftermarket traction control
devices are allowed in any form.
Mufflers -- All cars must have a muffler capable of keeping
the noise level at or below 98 decibels.
Mufflers be securely fastened to the car, and must remain
in location throughout the race, or the car will be
-- Car is to resemble a Sprint Car,
particularly the hood and tail.
No side pods allowed, nerf bars (kick offs) may not be
enclosed in any fashion.
Roll cage minimum: 1 ¼” x .095 chassis. Highly
recommended: 1 3/8" OD X .095; Wall: 4130-N tubing.
Allowed: 1 3/8"
OD X .120 Wall: mild steel tubing.
Driver minimum head clearance: 3" measured to the
top of the cage, with driver belted in (in racing position),
helmet in place, with driver in full upright, seated position.
-- Cars must be equipped with a metal
firewall completely separating the engine from the driver's
compartment. Driver's feet are required to be behind the
firewall and the engine. Cars must have a floor pan that
extends from the front of the seat to the firewall.
No chassis altering devices allowed from inside the cockpit
during an event, i.e. computer controlled or cockpit adjustable
shocks, torsion bar/blade adjusters, etc.
(Exception: wing slider, brake proportioning valve,
66"; Maximum: 72".
Hydraulic brakes capable of sliding a minimum of
both rear wheels at racing speeds are required.
Bumpers: Bumpers and nerf bars are
required. Nerf bars
cannot be wider than the rear tires.
gear is mandatory. Rack
and pinion steering is acceptable. Go-cart type steering is not
allowed. Steering wheel must have a quick-release fastener (no
pin type release). Release hub may not contain any plastic
Fuel tanks/bladders: Must
have approved racing fuel cell/tank. All fuel tanks, fuel cells,
bladders, or plastic tanks must be constructed and supported in
a manner to avoid rupture or breakage, and must contain a fuel
bladder or approved foam blocks. A traditional fuel tank that
extends beyond the rear torsion tubes must contain a fuel
bladder and meet SFI spec. 28.3. Non traditional cell/tank must
be mounted within chassis tubes, must be strapped and bolted and
secured with minimum 3/8” grade 5 bolts. A midget style shell
concealing the tank is required. “Hard Cell” tanks must have
a FIA or SFI safety rating. Top flush cap fill plate required.
No open vents. No screw on caps allowed. Metal / aluminum /
homemade tanks are not allowed.
Battery: must be mounted securely to frame.
No wire or rubber cords can be used. Marine type cover
Chain: Final chain drive is
must be properly guarded. If
within the frame rails, the chain guard must be minimum 14 gauge
stainless steel, 12 gauge mild steel, or 3/32” tempered 2024
aluminum, and designed to completely shield and protect the
driver and the fuel tank (if the fuel tank is in line with the
chain) from the chain. The
guard is to extend on top from the firewall to beyond the
drivers seat, from the top of the chain to the floor pan and
from the firewall to behind the seat on the side of the driver,
or both sides in such a manner that the chain cannot puncture
the fuel tank, if it is directly in line with the chain.
The guard must be designed to prevent the chain from
entering the driver’s compartment.
Driver’s seat: must be a manufactured aluminum racing
seat. Fiberglass or
homemade seats are not allowed.
A five point, 3” lap belt, shoulder harness and sub
belt system are required. Seat must be bolted to the chassis
with a minimum of three (3) 5/16” grade 8 bolts with lock
nuts. No Dzus style fasteners will be allowed. If the seat is
not of high back design, a helmet pad must be utilized behind
the driver’s head.
Radiators and oil coolers: Radiators
and/or oil coolers must be located in a shielded area outside
the driver's compartment and cannot extend above or be located
behind the driver's head.
-- Gasoline (pump or racing type)
or Alcohol fuel (ethanol / methanol). Sunoco brand
"ALKY" is the only permitted non-performance enhancing
fuel lubricating additive allowed.
No ram air systems allowed.
-- NO Nitro,
Nitrous Oxide or Oxygenated agents (propane, butane) are
allowed, or may be introduced into any portion of the fuel/air
induction system. The
fuel/air induction system includes, but is not limited to, the
fuel tank/bladder, all fuel lines and fittings, fuel filters,
fuel pump, fuel pump regulator, fuel rail, pill holders,
carburetors, throttle bodies, air stacks, air box, air filter(s),
Dial-A-Jet, barrel valve(s), directly into the intake ports in
the head, or directly into the combustion chamber.
Fuel valve must be located as close as possible to
the fuel tank. Valve
must be operable from rear wheel area without requiring tools or
removal of any parts for access.
Remote operation from cockpit is allowed.
All fuel shutoff valves must be clearly marked as to the
“OFF” position, so that safety workers clearly understand
which way to shut off fuel flow in the vent of an incident.
• TIRES &
-- Wheels must be 13" in diameter
-- Tires are to be a minimum of
750 pound minimum, car only, at the conclusion of any race, as
well as car and driver must weigh a minimum of 950 lbs.
600cc powered cars must weigh a minimum of 850 lbs. car
and driver. Fuel
cannot be added to make weight following the event.
Cars can add ballast, but it must be securely bolted to
the frame. NO wire,
hose clamps, etc. can be used to secure ballast.
-- Top (cage) wings are mandatory.
Top wings cannot exceed 16 square feet and cannot extend
beyond the width of the tires as measured by placing a straight
bar at the lower outside sidewall of the rear tire (either one)
and extending the bar vertically to touch the upper outside
sidewall of that rear tire.
The top wing MUST NOT touch the bar or disqualification
and loss of points for that race will result.
The only exception to this rule is if that car was
involved in an on-track incident in that race that may have
changed the original position of the wing.
This is considered a safety issue and will be dealt with
very seriously. Nose
wings are allowed. NO plywood or Plexiglas wings will be
• DRIVER SAFETY
DRIVERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN USE EVERY TIME
THEY ARE IN THEIR CAR ON THE TRACK:
SA2005 (or newer) rated
SNELL (or SFI 31.2) full-face helmet is required (M-rated
helmets are not allowed).
Approved NOMEX or equal fire suit.
(Single-layer suits must have NOMEX underwear.)
Gloves, socks, shoes and head sock (or skirt).
SFI-5 rated fire suits and NOMEX underwear are highly
Three-inch lap and shoulder harness, and sub belt are
required. Belts must
be attached to car in a safe manner as approved by the technical
directors and must not be over three (3) years old.
Arm restraints and neck collars are required.
Head and neck restraint system is highly recommended
(neck collar not required with this system).
Fire extinguishers are required for each car in the pit,
and must be inspected every six (6) months.
Racecars utilizing alcohol for fuel must have water
available in the pits.
Kill switch is required within the driver's reach when
restraints are on. Main
power switch must be clearly marked as to the “OFF”
position, so that safety workers clearly understand which way to
shut off electrics in the event of an incident.
nets on the right side of cage are required. Cage nets on left
side are recommended. Cars equipped with a correctly
mounted full containment seat are exempt from the requirement
for a cage net.
Any 1200’s official has the right to disqualify any car
judged to be unsafe until corrections are completed.
After any on-track crash, the car (or cars) will need to
be re-inspected before being allowed into the next racing heat
or feature or event.
Heat Race(s) & Feature Format
All accumulated championship points go to the registered driver.
First night, the pill draw for the heat race lineup
will be held at the pit shack (or at announced location).
Pills to be drawn by the drivers, and the lineup will be written
on the lineup board at that time. Low
# - pole, low # 3, low #5, etc. for 1st heat; low #2
pole, low #4, low #6, etc. for 2nd heat. No more than
10 cars per heat. If
more than 21 cars in attendance, then a third heat may be
the case of three heats, low #3 will be on pole, every third #
succeeding, etc). All cars equipped with an engine less
than 900cc must start at the rear of the field for both heat (s)
& feature (s).
From second night on, all heats will be determined by incoming
points, lined up totally inverted, with new drivers carrying no
points average lined up to the rear. Points average is
determined only by feature points acquired, divided by features
competed in, with the exception of any feature DNS.
B-Mains (when needed) are lined up "HEADS
with the highest finishing non-qualifiers to the front.
First night, the winner of the first heat will
draw a "chip" at the official lineup board to
determine how many rows will be inverted for the feature event.
There will be three (3) chips, a "5", a "6",
or "All" (full field inversion). The
remainder of the field will be lined up "heads up"
after the front rows are inverted.
From second night on, when two heat races are run, the top 10
qualifiers will be inverted for feature line-up according to
points average (number of total feature points scored, divided
by number of races run). When three or more heat races are run,
the top 12 qualifiers will be inverted for feature line-up
according to points average. The remainder of the field
will be lined up "heads up" after the front rows are
inverted, excluding rookies (see "Rookie
rule" in General Rules). Any DNS (0 points) in any previous feature,
will not calculate into any racer's points avg.
Any new driver that qualifies and does not yet have a points
average shall be lined up in the 11th position on a ten (10) car
invert, and in the 13th position on a twelve (12) car invert.
Accrued heat race points DO NOT calculate in the points average.
Points average is determined only by feature points acquired,
divided by features competed in, with the exception of any
Points average will also determine the line-up for rookie
contenders for their first five events, and will apply as stated
10. Any car not running at a
reasonable racing speed may be black-flagged for safety reasons.
11. At the end of the feature event, the
top four (4) finishing cars shall proceed directly from the
racetrack to the designated scale location for post race tech.
Failure to appear (or stop) at the scales will result in a
minimum penalty of the loss of two finishing positions for that
feature event. Subsequent
violations of this rule will result in the loss of three
finishing positions for those feature events.
At the completion of the main event, the alternate driver
(fourth place) will draw a poker chip.
All of these chips would include a technical requirement,
i.e. Fuel, or no additional tech.
This would be done post race only, not at the beginning
of the race night or at the beginning of the race.
The 4 poker chips values will be labeled: 3 chips - Fuel;
1 chip - blank.
a 1200’s race official or the driver/owner of a competing car
can protest another car. You
must specify the part of the car you are protesting (i. e.
engine, weight, or fuel only).
A $150 cash protest fee is required, given to the
1200’s official within 15 minutes of the feature.
The car will be inspected by a
1200’s official to determine legality. The final decision will
be made and enforced by the 1200’s.
The owner/driver is responsible for removing any/all
parts to be inspected.
If the car is legal, the owner/driver will keep $125 of
the protest fee ($ 25 filing fee).
If the car is found to be illegal, the protester will
receive $125 of their money back ($ 25 filing fee).
If the car is found to be illegal or if the owner/driver
refuses to allow the inspection, he will lose points and money
for that event, and the driver will lose points from the
previous two (2) races. The driver will further be
suspended from racing the next two (2) races.
the rules don’t say you can, YOU CAN’T!!
submissions for subsequent racing seasons must be submitted to
Alan Davis 18245 State Hwy. 94 Colo. Spgs., CO 80930 or email@example.com
, by Oct. 31st of each year to be considered for admission into
the following years rules/guidelines. Submissions will be
reviewed by an appointed "Rules Committee" after all
have been received.
If there is a rain out called prior to
the events of the evening getting underway or up to 55%
completion (this includes all class heats and all class
features), you will need to hold on to your pit pass from
the event for entrance to the next event. Pit passes are only
valid at the very next event held at the speedway.
there is a rain out called after running 55 % of the events,
then the evening is considered complete and no rain out tickets
will be issued.
lap over half-way through an "A" Feature event shall
constitute a complete race in the event a race is stopped due to
bad weather. If a race is stopped by use of the red flag and is
ruled completed, the finishing positions will be paid according
to the last officially scored lap by the leader previous to the
red flag. Any car or cars red flagged will be put to the rear of
the line-up of official finish.
ANNUAL AWARDS (may
be held in conjunction with El Paso County Speedway Awards
Rookie of the Year
A “Rookie” is any driver who has
not completed in more than five (5) 1200 Outlaw events before
joining as a Colorado 1200 Outlaws driver.
"Rookie-Of-The-Year" candidate must complete a minimum
of 60% of the scheduled races for that season.
The candidate must show marked improvement through
the course of the season.
The "Rookie-Of-The-Year" will be
determined by the total amount of points scored through the
course of the season.
driver that has accumulated the most points throughout the race
season at sanctioned Colorado 1200 Outlaws points races.