Welcome to the world wide sport of
VALVE COVER RACING
Ron & Ted get ready to race while two young
spectators check out the action during the Valve Cover Races at the Wal-Mart Car
Show in September.
'Calendar of Events' tab and look for the next scheduled race.
Bring your cars and have some fun!!
For the most recent list of rules (Updated
7/16/2010) click the button below:
The rules for the construction of the valve
cover racer are as follows:
No engine, propulsion or moving weights.
Gravity is your friend;
The racer must be made from an automobile
or pickup gasoline engine valve cover;
The valve cover must retain its entire
original gasket-sealing surface
The racer can have a chassis, but the
chassis cannot be inter-changed with any other valve cover body after it is
registered for that days race;
Nothing may extend beyond the gasket
surface on the front of the racer;
There must be a total of four wheels,
either inside or outside of the valve cover;
There must be a non-metallic wheel
surface contacting the track;
The racer must be clean (no sludge). If
the racer drips oil or grease, it is disqualified;
The racer must have a permanent number
affixed to the surface.
The racer dimensions are as follows:
Maximum Length - 30 inches
Maximum Width - 10
Maximum Height - 10 inches
Maximum Weight - 10 pounds
Maximum Wheel Diameter - 6 inches
The rules for the track and race are as
The judge's decision is final;
The track will consist of two lanes with
each lane 18 inches wide;
Release pin is 1-3/4 inches from track to
top of pin;
The driver will release their own racer on
a starting green light. If you jump start, you lose that round;
If a racer interferes with another car,
it loses that round;
If a racer is hampered by a track
problem, they get another run;
If there is a tech issue, the judge's
decision is final;
The racing will be double elimination
for the top eliminator trophy.
For more information on valve cover racing,
check out the various websites on the internet dedicated to the sport. For all
questions contract Gregg at 970-249-3624.
[Note: The rules above are subject to
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