Sprint Series Rules
The BOSS tour has
been designed to bring back old school “outlaw” racing where
drivers are encouraged to bring their cars out without having
to worry about membership fees, tire rules, and weight rules.
The following guidelines are being put in place and will be
enforced by series officials. BOSS reserves the right to add,
delete or modify rules as is necessary for the betterment of
the series, however, ample notification of changes will be
made on the website and to all our current drivers. By
participating in an event, drivers, owners, and crew members
agree to abide by these rules and those rules established
during the drivers meetings at each event.
The rules set forth herein are designed to provide orderly
racing events and to establish the acceptable requirements for
these events. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL
RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF, OR COMPLIANCE WITH, THES RULES.
Participants shall have no claim against, or cause of action
for damages, expenses, or otherwise, against BOSS, its
officials, sponsors, or promoters.
1) The BOSS
series has elected not to insult its participants with
registration fees. Every driver who competes in a BOSS event
will earn points toward the championship. In the true “outlaw”
fashion, any driver from any series is welcome to run with
BOSS as long as they meet the requirements in the following
rules. Conversely, BOSS will NOT penalize drivers for
participating in other events.
B) The Cars
1) All cars
racing with BOSS must be a traditional sprint car appearing
machine. Cars must be of an upright design with the roll cage
of the 4 post/4 point design. No offset motors! The engine
must sit directly in front of the driver. The driveline must
pass through the cockpit with the driver straddling the
2) Steel driveline hoops are mandatory.
3) No onboard computers or computer adjustable devices are
4) No mirrors, no radios, no communication devices of any kind
5) No bodywork can extend beyond the front torsion tubes. No
“wings” of any kind permitted anywhere on the car. Nerf bars
cannot extend beyond the tires.
6) BOSS officials reserve the right to make bodywork that does
not meet the spirit of sprint car racing, be removed or
altered prior to being allowed to compete.
7) Teams are responsible for having legible numbers on BOTH
sides of the fuel tank and on the front nose of the car. Keep
in mind we will have scorers at some tracks helping us out who
do not typically score wingless sprints. Please make your
numbers easy for scorers and fans to read.
8) Fuel Cell with fuel bladder is required on all cars.
C) The Engines
normally aspirated engines are allowed. No turbochargers, no
superchargers, and no forced air induction of any kind is
2) No big block engines allowed.
3) Only one spark plug per cylinder allowed.
4) Methanol fuel ONLY! No additives of any kind allowed!
5) Absolutely no traction control devices of any kind are
permitted. Anything BOSS officials feel could be a traction
control device is subject to being confiscated and being sent
off for testing. Any items would be returned to the car owner.
If found to be using traction control, the team owner and
driver will be suspended for one year from BOSS competition.
D) SUGGESTED safety equipment
who choose to participate in BOSS events will ultimately be
responsible for their own safety equipment. The sprint car
level of competition is serious and advanced enough that
drivers are aware of the risks and should be well enough
prepared to take the necessary safety precautions. The
following are suggested safety equipment with mandatory
2) Drivers are required to use a full face racing helmet.
Snell approved helmets that are less than 3 years old are
3) Flame Retardant driving suits are required. BOSS suggests a
minimum 2 layer suit, and a 3 layer suit of one piece design
4) The use of approved fire retardant underwear (tops and
bottoms) as well as socks and head socks are also strongly
5) Driving shoes of flame retardant material are encouraged.
6) Driving gloves are required and no driver will be permitted
on the track without them.
7) High back racing seats are required with a minimum of 4
bolts mounting the seat to the frame.
8) Seat belts should be the 5 point design and we encourage
the use of belts that are less than 2 years old.
9) Head and Neck restraints are NOT mandatory, but are
10) The use of a rock screen and roll bar padding are strongly
11) All cars are subject to BOSS inspection for safety reasons
and BOSS reserves the right to limit any cars participation if
there is a safety concern.
E) Race Procedures