Galax Volunteer Fire Department sends Special Thanks to our 2022 Figure 8 Sponsors for making it such a success – Also to everyone that came out to watch these amazing drivers.
Visit these Sponsors – says thanks for supporting your fire department.
2022 – Figure 8 Sponsors
Greg’s Core Supply Inc – Main Sponsors
Mickey’s Body Shop – Main Sponsor
-Ballard Real Estate and Insurance
-Access Home Health Care and Rehabilitation
-Blue Ridge Monuments -Ramey Plumbing
-Roberts Tire & Citgo
-Rotenizer Drapery & Carpet
-Blue Ridge Tire & Automotive
-Dustin’s Auto Body Repair
-Truck Service Enterprise
-State Farm Insurance
-Mountain Valley Physical Therapy
-Blue Ridge Home Health Care
-Grayson Carroll Wythe Mutual Insurance Company
-Hudsons Rod Shop
5 and under free
Ages 6-12 – $5
Ages 12 & Up – $10
Gregs Core Supply Inc
Mickey’s Body Shop
Ballard Real Estate and Insurance
Access Home Health Care and Rehabilitation
Blue Ridge Monuments
Rotenizer Drapery & Carpet
Blue Ridge Tire & Automotive
Dustin’s Auto Body Repair
Truck Service Enterprise
State Farm Insurance, Craig Bowman
FIGURE 8 RACE CAR RULES
July 1 & 2, 2022 Galax Fire Department Figure Race Car Rules And Regulations
** Total Purse Payout $4,500.00 **
$1,000.00 payout for 1st placer in Fig 8, Circle, & Backwards Race!
-Two nights of Fig 8, Circle, and Backwards Racing. Friday July 1st will be will be preliminary heat races for all races. Saturday July 2 will be a second chance race, semi mains, and the main events for the three main races. On Saturday night we will also have a Sack Race and a Powder Puff Race. (The preliminary races, second chance, semis, and mains can change depending on how many cars we have.) (The number of laps and number of cars per heat will be based off of the number of cars that show up and will be determined the night of the race!)
-Racers will be allowed to work on their cars from Friday night until race time on Saturday but they MUST race the same car. NO exceptions!
-$50.00 entry fee per car. Entry fee will be driver and one additional wrist band. Additional people in the pits will be $20 per night or $30 for both nights. Kids under 5 will be free and kids between the ages of 5-12 will be same price as normal gate entry fee.
-Opening Ceremony will start at 6:30 pm and races will start at 7:00pm.
-Pit gate will open at 3:00pm on Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2. You will have to pay for the car and additional wrist bands before entering pits. Drivers meeting will be at 5:30 pm on both nights, cars must be registered by 5:30pm on Friday night before the drivers meeting are will not be allowed to race. All drivers must attend the drivers meeting. Hot laps for practice will begin at 6:00pm.
-There will be an entry lane on the track and a separate exit lane off of the track. Racers for the next heat will be REQUIRED to have their car in the entry lane prior to the last car coming off of the track from the previous heat or they will be disqualified.
-Drivers may enter more than one car and drive more than one car. However drivers will not be allowed to put different cars in different heats if a previous car breaks down or is no longer running. Once a car starts a heat that car must finish that heat (race) or the driver is no longer allowed to race.
-Compact Figure 8 Race Car must be a manufactured stock four or six cylinder car with a MAXIMUM wheel-base of 105″ measured from center wheel to center wheel.
-Must be either front or rear wheel drive – AWD cars must be made front or rear wheel drive. Locking differentials is ok.
-ALL GLASS AND CHROME TRIM and anything that might become imbedded in the track, must be removed from the car before bringing auto to the grounds. Also, car must be cleaned out, including trunk. Fire walls must remain in place. Do not leave broken glass in doors, clean them out. WINDSHIELDS MUST BE REMOVED. All AIR BAG SAFETY SYSTEMS ( this includes activation charges ) must be removed.
-Most 4/6 cylinder cars have the FUEL PUMP in the GAS TANK. If the tank is located in the front of the rear axle, the tank does not have to be removed. It also is not allowed to have more than 6 gallons of gas in it. If an electric fuel pump is used, the driver must have a shut off switch within reach. If the fuel pump is not located in the tank or it is located behind the rear axle, the tank must be removed or relocated inside of driver compartment. A metal or plastic marine tank shall then be used. Tank must be strapped and bolted to the floor and not hold more than 6 gallons of gas. If original tank is relocated, you must weld a Gas Tank Protector around tank to keep from being damaged from a side impact. This Gas Tank Protector can be added to the Drivers Rollover Bar / Cage. Carpet MUST be removed if tank is installed inside of car.
-SUN ROOFS: All vehicles equipped with sun roofs must have sun roofs covered up with plate.
-SEATBELTS must be in good working order – original OEM shoulder style seat belt are OK. You may use racing belts but they must be attached to a roll bar/cage.
-BUMPERS – you may swap bumpers from make to make. Bumpers may be welded directly to frame (hardnosed). You may construct a “homemade” bumper out of medal but this bumper cannot stick out past the outside of the tires of the car. No sharp ends on bumpers. No Exoskeleton type of cages or bumpers on cars. Bumpers can be no more than 10 incase from the radiator support. Bumpers may not be loaded/filled and must be hollow.
-ENGINES – you may swap any 4/6 cylinder engines from make to make. You may install a RWD engine/trans/rear into a FWD ca
-TIRES – tires must be a DOT passenger car tire. You may groove tires. You may tube, or double tires (tire inside of a tire). You may weld Valve Stem Protectors to wheels. No Studded Tires or tractor tires. Wheel weights must be removed from rims.
-CAGE it is highly recommended that Figure 8 Race Cars have a drivers cage built inside of the car. You may weld kickers to the front and rear frame. You may make a rollover bar that can extend straight up behind the driver’s seat, outside the car and over the roof. This cage rule is open to the builder – make it safe for you but it must
stay inside the driving compartment, no exoskeleton cages. If you are installing a race seat, it must be attached to the cage along with racing seatbelts.
-EXHAUST may be removed or cut off just after the front seats. Do not position exhaust to deflect the heat out the side of the vehicle. Additional headers, stacks, or custom manifolds may be used and go up through the hood.
-BATTERY can either be a passenger car or marine if allowed. It can remain in the original position or you are allowed to move the battery to the front floorboard area. Must be mounted securely and covered by a nonconductive material for participants protection.
-A 12×15 inch hole must be cut into the center of the hood, to allow for early fire detection.
-HELMETS (DOT REQUIRED, NO EXCEPTIONS) and IMPACT RESISTANT EYE PROTECTORS are required. Driver can be disqualified at any time if either belt or helmet is removed during heat. Drivers must wear wear long sleeve shirts and pants or coveralls (it is suggested that you consider wearing a fire suit or some type). No electronic communications between driver and any other individuals are permitted. NO TWO WAY RADIOS!!
-WINDOW NETS are recommend but are not required.