LCT MiniCup Championship Rules
The Lights, Camera, Traction! (LCT) MiniCup Championship series at Auburndale Speedway is a driver development class. This class is committed to helping young drivers develop a solid foundation for their racing careers.
This championship series allows anyone under 22 years of age to compete as a LCT Champ driver. Drivers over 22 can apply to run as a non-competitive LCT Mentor driver. The sole role of LCT Mentor drivers is to assist in the development of young drivers. Mentor drivers are required to demonstrate exemplary leadership and sportsmanship qualities, both on-and-off track.
All drivers new to MiniCup racing at Auburndale Speedway are required to contact Lights, Camera, Traction! at [email protected], or at 800.210.2995 prior to participation in their first race. No exceptions will be permitted.
Any MiniCup driver who has not previously competed at Auburndale Speedway must be cleared by the track’s race director prior to their first race. It is the responsibility of all new MiniCup drivers to report to the race director personally (no crew members), prior to their first race.
All drivers will be required to demonstrate consistency, predictability and comparative lap times to the satisfaction of the race director. Any driver unable to demonstrate these skills will be required to start at the rear of the field (including re-starts). The race director may also require additional driver training before a new competitor is cleared for competition. All novice drivers (as determined by the race director) are required to mark the rear bumper of their car with a yellow stripe of two (2) inches (black stripe for yellow bumpers).
Driver and Team Conduct
Each participant shall conduct himself to the highest standards of behavior and sportsmanship. Participant actions shall not diminish the reputation of the Auburndale Speedway, Lights, Camera, Traction!, sponsors, or the sport of automobile racing. Failure to comply may result in penalties as specified by Auburndale Speedway officials.
Assumption of Risk
Automobile racing is a dangerous sport that can result in serious injury or death. Participation in all aspects of the sport are strictly voluntary. The ultimate responsibility for safety lies with the participants, whether vehicle owner, driver, or crew members. All participants must acknowledge they may suffer bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property. All participants must further acknowledge that they voluntarily assumed the risk of bodily injury, or loss or damage to property and waive any claims for bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property against Auburndale Speedway, Lights, Camera, Traction!, its parent companies, directors, officers, employees, agents, event officials, sponsors, racetrack, and other participants; discharges such persons and entities from responsibility for such losses; and covenants not to sue such persons and entities for bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property.
Victory Lane / Post Race
In the interest of promoting young drivers, victory lane will be reserved for the top three LCT Champ drivers (competitors under 22), regardless of the overall finish. All Mentor drivers must proceed to their pit stall upon race completion.
Payout / Trophies
Auburndale Speedway will provide payout based on the overall finish, including Mentor drivers. Trophies will be awarded to Champ drivers only.
MiniCup Racing Safety Equipment
Regardless of equipment, or approval in a prior inspection, compliance with all safety rules is mandatory for all cars, and inspection can be repeated at any time without prior notification. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from the technical inspection or approval.
All cars must be fitted with an aluminum racing seat that fits the driver’s physical characteristics. No homemade seats will be permitted. All seats must be securely mounted in the center line of the vehicle, so the seat center line is within 1/4 inches of the car centerline (the seat cannot be offset). Seats must be mounted using grade 8 hardware.
All belts and harnesses must be of the five (5)-point type and meet the following minimum requirements:
1. Have a minimum SFI rating of 16.1.
- Be at least two (2) inches wide. (three inches wide recommended).
- Be dated by the manufacturer and no more the four (4) years old.
- A quick-release seat lap belt is required.
- Both ends of the lap belt must be fastened to the roll cage with grade 8 bolts not less than 3/8 inch in diameter.
- Shoulder harnesses must come from behind the driver’s seat. Inertia reels cannot be used.
Head and Neck Restraint
- A head and neck restraint system designed specifically for auto racing (neck collar minimum) is mandatory for all drivers.
- No driver shall compete in any event with head or arm extended outside of the car opening.
- The top of the driver’s helmet must be at least one (1) inch below the top edge of the roll cage. This will be measured with the driver securely buckled in the seat.
- All drivers must wear a racing type helmet with a Snell rating of SA2000 or newer. No bicycle or motorcycle helmets are permitted.
- Drivers must also check local track regulations to ensure their helmet meets Auburndale Speedway regulations.
- All drivers must wear an approved driving suit, shoes and gloves. A single layer fire suit is the minimum permitted.
- A standard fire extinguisher mounted in driver’s compartment is mandatory and must be easily accessible to the driver. It is highly recommended that a built-in in fire extinguishing system, a minimum of the cold fire system type or equivalent is used.
THE ONLY ENGINE PLATFORMS PERMITTED WILL BE HONDA GX390 OR CLONE.
- The cylinder head may be ported, polished and cut.
- Two angle valve jobs are permitted. There is no tech inspection on the head.
- Stock ball pivot type rocker arm only.
- No roller tip needle-bearing pivot rocker arms (rev rocker) are permitted. Any rocker ratio is permitted.
- Valves must remain stock size (35mm intake and 31mm exhaust). Any valve springs maybe used.
- Any pushrod is permitted.
- Both stock connecting rod or ARC Billet Aluminum connecting rod are permitted andmay be used with or without a bearing.
- Any Honda or aftermarket piston is permitted, including flat top piston. Use of domed piston is prohibited.
- The block may be milled to achieve zero piston pop.
- Crankshaft output side may be shortened 1.25 inches maximum.
- No grinding of crankshaft to allow for big lift cam is permitted.
- All three (3) internal engine components – crankshaft, camshaft, and counter balanceshaft must be timed to factory timing marks. The use of the counter balancer is optional.
- Any cam with maximum lift of .306 intake or exhaust that fits the engine block withoutany modifications to any of the internal components of the engine or the engine blockitself is permitted.
- Flywheel may be a Honda or clone flywheel and may be lightened and balanced.
- Billet aluminum flywheel is permitted.
- Any timing advancement is permitted.
- Any Honda or Honda clone carburetor is permitted. Tilton, Mikuni carbs are prohibited.
- No carburetor technical inspection is conducted
- Only standard pump/track fuel is permitted.
- Fuel additives, or alcohol fuels, are prohibited.
- Engine blow-by must be vented at the valve cover and attached to a catch can to preventoil from escaping onto the racing surface.
A maximum final drive ratio of 4.29 is required. 14t, 15t, or 16t clutch drive gear must be used to obtain the final drive ratio. Any dry centrifugal clutch is permitted. No transmissions, belt driven torque converters, oil bath clutches, or axle clutches are permitted.
All competitors must run the Honda GX390 motor foundation. However, competitors will be permitted to run an open or modified motor with any performance part/parts. These include any camshaft with any value lift, any type lifters, roller tip rev lifters, or any other performance part/ parts, with no technical inspection for the motor. However, the car, driver and safety gear must weigh a minimum of 750 lbs. as raced. If total weight is less than 750 lbs. with an open motor, the competitor will be disqualified for that event and no points/payout will apply. All other rules (gear, fuel etc.) will remain in place for either motor configuration.
- All bodies must be styled to resemble a traditional stock car/truck racing body.
- All bodies must be properly maintained and not in a state of disrepair at the beginning ofany event.
- The roof opening must be hinged in the front only.
- Roof, hood and trunk must be held shut with positive fasteners.
- Body exterior dimensions shall be no more than 120 inches long and 47 inches in width.
- Body must remain level with chassis and cannot be offset on frame.
- Bodies cannot be altered from original manufacturer.
- Fenders may be altered for tire clearance only, with no fender flairs permitted.
- A non-adjustable spoiler must be attached to the rear deck lid. The spoiler must maintainthe same contour as the production deck lid with a minimum angle of 35 degrees.
- Windshield Lexan must be a minimum thickness of .060. Lexan must be attached byrivets.
- Bracing is permitted on windshield or rear window. The left side window must have awindow net fastened to the roll cage. The right-hand window must have a Lexan windowor a window net.
- Wink-type dimensional mirrors are permitted with a maximum width of twenty-eight (28)inches.
- Side view mirrors cannot extend beyond the widest part of the car body.
- A maximum of two (2) openings with a total of sixteen (16) square inches are permittedin the nose of the car. No openings are permitted in the rear body section.
Numbers must be at least twelve (12) inches high, located on the center of the door and affixed to both sides of the car. A number eighteen (18) inches high must be affixed to the roof, reading from the OUTSIDE of the racetrack. All cars must display their number using three (3) inch high numbers on the right front and rear bumper areas of the car. ALL first-year or rookie drivers are required to display a yellow “Rookie Stripe” across the rear of the car.
At post race inspection a car in race-condition with driver must weigh 700 lbs. (750 lbs. with open motor). Fuel cannot be added after the race to meet the weight requirement.
- If weight is needed to meet minimum pre-race requirements all ballast must be in solid form. Ballast can be solid lead bars, blocks, or lead poured into square metal stock (no buckshot or BBs). Ballast must be painted white or a florescent color and must be marked with the car’s number for easy identification. Ballast must be securely attached to frame rails so as not to slide front to back or side to side. If ballast comes loose and becomes debris on the racing surface during a heat race, that competitor will be disqualified for that race and no points will be awarded. If ballast is lost during the feature event, that competitor will be disqualified from that event and no points or payout will be awarded.
- Dashboards must be constructed of aluminum and securely fastened in place. Dashboards may be painted flat black.
- Switches must be installed on the left side of the steering column.
- The ignition shut-off switch must be labeled to show on and off.
- One engine cooling hose from the outside of the vehicle to interior of engine compart-ment is permitted. The hose must be mounted in the right rear side window. The hose, or an extension thereof, must not extend more than 1 inch past the inside edge of the firewall or engine covering deck lid. The diameter can be no larger than three (3) inches.
- The rear window may not be altered or drilled.
- An engine covering deck lid is a requirement and must extend to the body in all directions. Bumpers must be hollow steel tubing and fastened to chassis.
- If a car is submitted for technical inspection with a completely flat tire caused by a racingor on-track incident, the competitor will be permitted to add a maximum of eighteen (18) lbs. of air to the tire or the wheel and tire may be replaced with another of eighteen (18) lbs. maximum pressure) for the purposes of inspection.
- Battery must remain in its stock location just ahead of the left rear tire and securely mounted in its battery box. Battery main shut-off switch and charging post are permitted and must be securely attached to the firewall on the left side on the seat. The positive terminal must be insulated.
- Two-way radios are permitted.
Only one-point-two-five (1.25-inch) steel or chrome moly hollow axles are permitted. Maximum axle length is forty (40) inches. Aluminum axles are prohibited. A snap ring on each end of axle must be in place and mandatory safety wiring in place.
Cars must maintain a tread width between forty-three (43) and forty-five-point- five (45.5) inches measured at the widest point (sidewall) of the tire set at zero toe-in. Aluminum spacers are permitted to utilize maximum front tread width.
The maximum allowable wheelbase for either side of the car is sixty-point-five (60.5) inches. The minimum allowable wheelbase for either side of the car is fifty-nine-point-five (59.5 inches). Wheelbase will be measured with the front and rear tires on each side in line with each other. A straight edge or string must touch the front and rear sidewall of the front tire and the front sidewall of the rear tire (three points). The measurement is taken from the front edge of the front wheel to the front edge of the rear wheel. The process is the same on the opposite side of the car.
Chassis height must be at least one-point-seven-five (1.75) inches ground clearance measured at the lowest point of the chassis, not including welds or fasteners. No part of the engine or suspension can be lower than frame clearance. Ride height of the car will be checked with the driver in car on level ground as raced. There is no body ground clearance requirement. No mechanical or electrical device for adjusting ride height is permitted.
1. Single-valve, non-adjustableshocks only.
2. Either or both may be used in any combination.
3. One shock, one spring per corner.
4. Custom or specialized shocks and/or springs are prohibited.
5. Two (2) front straight springs and two (2) rear straight springs only are permitted.
6. Any spring rate is permitted.
7. No variable rate springs or spring rubbers are permitted.