Southeast Kansas Racing Club Rules - 1957
(These were the rules that governed
stock car racing at the fairgrounds racetrack at Winfield, Kansas,
Note: All owners, pit men, and drivers must belong to club. Any,
or all cars are subject to technical inspection at any time upon request of
Technical Committee. All new cars are subject to visual inspection
before first race and may be torn down after race if car placed in money.
1. ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS: 1932 through 1948.
A. Must be same make as chassis.
B. Maximum cubic inch displacement: 250
C. 1932 through 1948 stock camshafts. No
truck cams allowed. Cams to be checked by template.
D. May port and relieve.
E. Stock heads - May be filled and
milled. No Sportsmen or Aluminum heads allowed.
F. Big valves may be used.
G. Stock pistons or stock jobber pistons
acceptable - NO RACING PISTONS - No deskirting allowed.
Plymouth may use Chrysler pistons to gain maximum cubic
H. Stock crankshaft - no stroking or
destroking. Counter balances on crankshaft may be ground to balance
counter-balance cannot be cut off.
I. No Aluminum flywheels. Stock
flywheels may be altered.
J. Stock pressure plate and clutch required.
K. Must have starter in working condition.
L. Motor may be balanced.
M. Stock rods - NO RACING RODS - All bearings
must be stock number. No machining allowed.
N. Lifters stock - adjustable lifters may be
used. No altering to stock or adjustable lifters. Stock rocker
required to overhead engines.
O. Six cylinder Ford motor may be used.
P. Stock ignition and distributor
required. Any coil and condenser may be used.
Q. One carburetor must be stock.
R. All components of fuel system to be stock.
S. Engine must be visible stock.
T. Any type of air cleaner as long as it is
mounted in front of cowling.
U. Stock stroke must be maintained the same as
the year of block used.
A. 1932 through 1937, same make as
engine. A full set of stock gears required. NO ALTERING OF
B. Book ratio. Must have reverse.
C. Transmissions must be left in their
original place in relation to the frame.
A. 1932 through 1937, same make as engine.
B. Must have stock ring gear and pinion gear.
C. Locking of rear end OK.
D. 1932 through 1940 axle housing permissible.
A. Only gasoline obtained from truck on track
will be used.
B. All gas tanks must be drained before
C. After gas tank is filled, it must be
D. Member of Technical Committee is only
person allowed to break seal on gas tank.
A. Castor oil may be used.
B. No overhead oilers on injectors permitted
to carburetor or manifold.
6. BODIES: 1932 through 1940.
A. Hard top coupes or sedan bodies
required. No pickup trucks.
B. Tops must be cut out and pass safety
C. Inside roll bars must have four (4)
uprights and have box type brace around top of upright.
7. FRAMES: 1932 through 1940.
A. Must be left at stock bends and angles,
i.e., no channeling.
B. Frames may be reinforced in necessary, but
C. Front wish-bones may be split.
8. FRONT AXLES:
A. No "dago" axles.
B. A solid spring perch on driver’s side
of axle is legal. Work of this kind must pass close inspection by
Technical and /
or Safety Committee.
A. Must have brakes.
B. Track operators at Coffeyville required two rear wheel brakes.
10. SPRINGS AND SHOCKS:
A. Must be of stock variety.
B. Spring leaves may be added or taken out to
make car handle better.
C. Bending of springs to lower car permitted.
D. Springs must be left in positions designed
and specified by manufacturer in relation to frame.
E. Any type shocks may be used on any car,
i.e., Ford, Willys, Houdi, Gabriel, etc.
11. STEERING SET-UPS:
A. Any steering set-up OK as long as it is
B. Welding on steering must pass close inspection.
C. No steering or "neckers" knobs
D. No wood steering wheels.
A. Reinforcing of stock wheels required,
especially the pressed type.
A. No knobby or traction tires allowed.
B. Street tires may be grooved as desired as long as grooves
are no larger than 1/4 inch wide.
14. BUMPERS AND BARS:
A. Bumpers of any variety or number (within
B. Nerfing bars OK but must not extend beyond
C. Front bumpers must not extend farther than
6" beyond front horns. Must be at least 6" narrower than car
15. GAS TANKS:
A. Must be inside car and of heavy
material. Subject to close inspection.
B. Gas cap must be fixed in manner to easily
allow for locking seal.
C. Tank must have drain plug at bottom to
allow complete drainage of material within tank.
D. No pressure tanks allowed.
A. Any type may be used but it must be bolted
solidly and covered to prevent acid from spilling on driver.
17. SAFETY BELTS:
A. Aircraft "quick-release" type
B. Belts must be bolted solid to floor.
Reinforcing plates may be used if desired.
C. Belts must be able to pass any sort of
inspection or car may be disqualified until able to pass inspection.
A. Any seat permitted passing. Safety and / or
B. No folding seats allowed.
A. Must be removed from all windows including windshield.
A. Not required but desired. If hood is
not used, steam protection of some type required.
B. Hoods must be secured by straps.
C. Pressure caps, hoses, for baffles are
considered "steam protection".
A. Replacement types permitted.
A. To obtain membership in club, applicant
must be of legal age. (21)
B. No member will be in good standing and can
participate in race of club meetings unless his dues are paid.
C. All members must pay assigned insurance
premium before participating in any race.
D. Three men will be allowed per car and these
men must wear a white shirt. White clothes preferred for
E. In the event a member wants to protest the
legality of a car, a deposit for $25 is required. If car is found to
illegal, member will get his $25 back. If car is legal, he will forfeit
F. If a car is found to be illegal, car and
owner, or owners, will be barred permanently. Membership will
G. In the event a car is found to be illegal,
all remaining cars will be moved up one place.
H. No rear view mirrors.
I. Cromwell, or the equivalent, crash
helmet required. All crash helmets subject to Technical Committee
NOTE: Decisions made by Technical Committee to be considered final.
Warren H. Satchel - President
Marvin Patterson - Vice-President
Roy Duncan - Secretary
Southeast Kansas Racing Club, Inc.
page 2 of the History of Auto Racing at Winfield website.