Ok I went and found all the rules I could find on side by side racing
Here is a link to the official rules to race your Side X Sides at BITD.http://www.bitd.com/downloads/2007/2007bit...ulebook0506.pdf
Here are some rules I have been working on for MORE Racing.UTV Class Specific Regulations
The UTV Class is currently a Sportsman class
With the future potential of an Open Class in the future
Anything not built in compliance with the spirit of the class may be deemed ineligible to collect points, trophies, prize‘s and contingency.OCCUPANTS:
All entrant vehicles must have a driver and a co-driver in the vehicle for the duration of the race.
Driver and Co rider must have approved safety gear, helmets, fire suits
Proper seat belts, first aid kits and fire extinguishers.
(please see the official Score rule book for exact details.)MEMBERSHIP:
The driver and co-driver of each vehicle must be a registered member of the MORE Racing AssociationDRIVER'S MEETING:
All drivers and passengers must attend the pre-race driver's meeting.UTV CLASS GENERAL RULES
The UTV class is a sportsman class.
Entry fee will be as such and all vehicles will be racing for trophies
The class will pay the standard sportsman entry fee and will run a limited amount of laps.
The class will be limited by only allowing each entry to use bolt
on items only.
Bolt on items for all parts, engine, transmissions, suspension etc.
Roll cage and safety must meet the Score rule book and ARTS Tech
Inspection prior to each race.SUSPENSION:
All a-arm mounting points must remain in the stock location and position as delivered from the manufacturer, however they may be reinforced for strength.
Any after market bolt on suspension kits are allowed to be used.OVERALL MEASUREMENT RESTRICTIONS:
- The maximum width of the UTV, measured from outside of tire to outside of tire is determined by the max size bolt on suspension kit sold.
Depending on what the max width kit is sold is the max width you are allowed
to increase your UTV by.
- The maximum overall wheelbase from spindle to spindle can not be increased to more than 8 inches over stock dimensions.SHOCK ABSORBERS:
There must be at least one and only one shock absorber per wheel in working condition at the start of the race. Shock absorber mounting points may be moved.
No secondary suspension systems are allowed.BUMP STOPS:
Suspension bump stops must be of the solid type.
No hydraulic or air bump stops TIRES:
Maximum tire size is open. No multiple tires per corner permitted.STEERING:
Power steering is not permitted.
Turning or steering brakes are not permitted.BATTERIES:
Batteries must be securely mounted with metal-to-metal tie downs. All flooded cell batteries must be
fully enclosed including the sides and bottom. Enclosure must be able to contain the quantity of acid contained in the battery if inverted. The stock battery cover will be safety approved if bolted down, to prevent battery cover from falling off. This only applies to the Rhino stock battery box.
Batteries may not be located in the driver’s compartment. Batteries will be considered as being in the driver’s compartment if there is no firewall between the battery and the driver.
Dry or non spill able batteries are recommended.LIGHTS:
All vehicles must have a minimum of two taillights, two brake lights, two rearward facing amber lights; one flashing amber and one steady amber.
A rearward facing blue light in addition to the rearward facing amber lights must be installed on all vehicles.
This blue light is to alert faster cars they are approaching a slower car that cannot be hit.
No nerfing or hitting a blue lighted vehicle will be allowed
Rearward facing amber light and blue light must be at least 40watts but not greater than 55watts.
The amber lights and blue light must be clearly visible, with no obstructions
The amber lights, blue light, and taillights must be connected to the ignition switch (connecting straight to the battery switch, if vehicle is so equipped, is acceptable) and remain on during the entire race.ENGINE, LOCATION, AND DISPLACEMENT:
All UTV vehicles must use stock engine cases, pistons and cylinder head.
Engine displacement and location must remain stock from the factory.
(After Market bolt on parts for engines allowed only.)
All vehicles must use the same fuel delivery system as stock and designed by factory. Electric fuel pumps are permitted in accordance with Scores safety requirements for fuel pumps.
Oil coolers, transmission coolers and radiators located ahead of the driver and co-driver or in the passenger compartment must have a shroud that will prevent liquids from blowing back or leaking onto the driver and/or co-driver in the event of a rupture or leakage. All hoses running through the passenger compartment must be shielded. Steel braided hoses do not constitute a shield.UTV FIREWALLS:
All vehicles must have an all-metal firewall separating the driver’s compartment from the danger of fire from fuel supplies. Rear mounted fuel cells require a minimum firewall which must be liquid tight and must extend at least 6 inches above the top of the fuel cell covering from side to side.
Any hole placed in the firewall for structure members, lines, etc. must be kept to a minimum. The hole should not have more than 0.0625-inch gap around the items passing through the firewall. Metallic tape must be used to seal the hole between the firewall and the item passing through the firewall.
Stock UTV engine covers meet the engine firewall requirement for the UTV class. However a fuel container firewall separator is still necessary.SAFETY FUEL CELLS
Safety fuel cell must meet the minimum requirements based on Scores rule book.
Safety fuel cells must be utilized and are required for all vehicles. Stock fuel tanks must be removed completely. All fuel cells must be securely mounted. Fuel cell must be filled from and vented to the outside of the vehicle. There must be a substantial cross member and firewall between the fuel cell and the occupants.FUEL FILLER SPLASH GUARD:
The intent of the splash guard is to keep fuel from being splashed on the driver and passenger when the UTV is being refueled. Splash guards must surround the fuel filling area in such a way that it provides protection from fuel spilling onto the driver and passenger when inserting and removing the fuel filler jug.CHASSIS AND BODY:
All UTV vehicles must utilize the stock chassis and maintain stock appearance. The chassis may be modified for durability and strength but must retain the stock configuration and appearance of the UTV.
The stock UTV cage may not be used because no bolt on connections to chassis are allowed. All joints
must be welded and attached to frame securely.
All body parts must remain on the vehicle (accidental damage excluded) during the entire length of race.
The roof must be covered with sheet metal or aluminum.DOORS:
Must have 'X', 'A' or Ladder design bracing in door area. 'X' or 'A' designs must use a minimum 1.5" outside diameter, .090" wall thickness 4130 chromoly or 1018/1012 CDS/DOM. Ladder design must use a 1.5” diameter, .090” wall thickness for main rails and 1.25” diameter x .090” wall thickness for
Doors that latch and/or open and close are not allowed.SEATING:
All vehicles must use seats designed specifically for racing applications manufactured by a recognized racing seat manufacturer. Stock seats must be completely removed.
A recognized manufacturer that specializes in seats for racing applications must make all seats. All seats must be securely mounted to frame of vehicle and be properly reinforced in such a manner as to keep seat from moving. Head and neck restraints designed and installed to prevent whiplash are mandatory on all vehicles. Restraints must be a headrest constructed of at least 2-inch thick resilient padding or a headrest built into the seat must be used. All portions of the roll bar or bracing that might come into contact with the vehicle occupant’s helmets must be padded.TRANSMISSION:
Every vehicle must use the stock transmission and clutch design. Every vehicle must have a functional reverse gear. The stock rear differential must also be used.
Front is open and may or may not be used. FLOORBOARDS:
Stock UTV floorboards are acceptable. Although adding extra protection made of metal or aluminum is highly recommended.ROLLCAGES:
Minimum Tubing Dimension
Vehicle Weight Open Cockpit Closed Cockpit
Under 2000 lbs. 1.5" x 0.95" 1.5" x .095"
2000 to 2999 lbs. 1.75" x .120" 1.5" x .120"
3000 to 3999 lbs. 2" x .120" 1.75" x .120"
4000 pounds and over 2.25" x .120" 2” x .120"
Note: See manufacturer’s’ reference charts for alloy steel
tubing equivalent strengths. No aluminum or other nonferrous
materials are permitted.
Rollcage construction material may be crew, dom, whr, wcr mild carbon steel or 4130 chromoly.
SCORE HIGHLY RECOMMENDS THE USE OF 4130 CROMOLY or 1018/1012/ASTM/DOM.
All welds must be of high quality and craftsmanship with good penetration and with no undercutting of parent material. Stress relieve all welded intersections by flame annealing.Rollcage Design
All rollcages must be designed and constructed with one front vertical hoop, one rear vertical hoop, two interconnecting top bars, two rear down braces, one diagonal brace and all necessary gussets. The two top interconnecting bars must be placed as far to the outside of the top part of the front and rear hoops
as possible. Rear down braces and diagonal brace must angle a minimum of 30 degrees from vertical. At the bottom of the diagonal brace there must be a cross member of the same tubing material and
dimensions as the hoop. All rollcage components (hoops, braces, gussets, etc.) must have a minimum of 3-inch clearance from the component to the vehicle occupant’s helmets when occupants are seated in
their normal riding positions. All portions of the roll bar or bracing that might come into contact with the vehicle occupant’s helmets must be padded.
Rollcages must be securely mounted to the frame or body. All intersecting points must be gusseted and braced. Cab or body mounted rollcages must be bolted through the body structure and be attached by use of a minimum two 0.1875-inch thick doubler plates (one on each side of body structure). Bolts and
nuts must be at least 0.375-inch-diameter s.a.e. Grade 8 or equivalent aircraft quality. Welding of cab or body mounted rollcages to body structure is strictly prohibited. Rollcage terminal ends must be attached to a frame or body member that will support maximum impact and not shear or allow more than 1.5 inches of movement in the cage terminal end. All vehicles including those with stock steel doors must have at least one side bar on each side of vehicle that will protect occupants from side impact. The side bars must be of the same tubing material
and dimensions as the rest of the rollcage. The side bars must be as close to parallel to the ground as possible, be located to provide maximum protection to the occupants, and be securely welded to the front and rear hoops. The location of the sidebars must not cause difficulty in entering or exiting the
Gussets constructed of 0.125-inch x 3-inch x 3-inch flat-plate or split, formed and welded corner tubing, or tubing-gussets made of the same material and thickness as the roll cage may be used.
Gussets must be installed at all major intersections, including diagonal and rear down braces, where single weld fractures can affect occupants’ safety.
Oxy-acetylene brazing on rollcage is strictly forbidden.
4130 chromoly is highly recommended for all rollcage construction.BUMPERS:
Must have rear bumper secured to frame using minimum 1.5" outside diameter, .090" wall thickness chromoly or 1.5" diameter by .120 wall common steel.
Ends must be capped and rounded to prevent any sharp edges. Bumpers and nerf bars must be designed in a way as to reasonably inhibit two vehicles from becoming locked together. A safe front and rear bumper is required on all vehicles.
No hazardous front or rear bumpers, nerf bars, frame heads or other protruding objects from vehicles are permitted.IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS, MARKERS, AND STICKERS:
All UTV-class vehicles will have black numbers on a white background or white numbers on a black background.
All vehicles in competition must have identification numbers in the following locations and sizes:
- Minimum 10 inches high with 1-inch-wide stroke on each side of vehicle inline with the occupants.
- Minimum 6 inches high with 1-inch-wide stroke on the rear of vehicle and is plainly visible from the rear.
- Minimum 6 inches high with 1-inch-wide stroke on the roof or top of vehicle and is plainly visible from the air.
- Minimum 4 inches high located on the front of vehicle or front of roof and is plainly visible from the front of the vehicle.IMPORTANT:
All rules are tentative and may be changed, altered, or updated as MORE deems necessary.