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World Extreme Rock Crawling Championship Series Rule Book 2014 – revised 11/3/13

Important notice

Rock Crawling is an inherently dangerous sport. Each competitor assumes that risk when he or she participates in an event. The risk of serious injury or death cannot be eliminated and, in fact, will always be present at a high level. Competitors are urged to advise their spouses and next of kin, if any, of this fact. By competing, all competitors, both spotter and driver, agree to the following.

In consideration of being permitted to participate in any event sponsored, promoted, or directed by W.E.Rock Events, LLC,  World Extreme Rock Crawling Championship Series, the competitor for himself/herself, his/her personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin, hereby releases the entity, and their respective officers, directors, promoters, sponsors, employees, agents and volunteers (“releasees”) of all liability to the competitor, whether caused by negligent act or omission of releasees or otherwise, while the undersigned is for any purpose participating in such event. It is fully understood by each of the competitors that there is some inherent risk associated with this event, including damage to vehicles and injury or death to the individual or others.

In addition, the competitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the releasees from any loss, liability, damage, or cost they incur due to such participation by the competitor, whether caused by releasees’ negligence or otherwise, and agrees to assume full responsibility and risk for bodily injury, death, or property damage from releasees’ negligence or otherwise while the competitor is participating in this event.

W.E.ROCK has taken several years to compile information using the input from our  current builders, outside resources, professional engineers, and W.E.ROCK competitors. These new rules are in line with the majority of competition vehicles now competing in W.E.ROCK International events. It is not W.E.ROCK’s intent to eliminate anyone from competing, but just the opposite. It is our goal to continually uphold the highest standards of safety possible for our customers. Changes are always met with resistance; however, without them, progress will never happen. Please keep the big picture in mind–safety!

Each competitor acknowledges and represents the following while competing:

1 - That he or she has read the foregoing release and waiver of liability and indemnity agreement. 2 - That he or she does at all times, while riding in a vehicle participating in an event, wear his or her respective safety harness and helmet.

3            - That the owner/driver certifies that he or she has inspected this vehicle and that the same certifies it to be in proper mechanical condition for participation in rockcrawling competition.

4            - That the owner/driver has informed himself/herself about the event, either by prior participation or by investigation into the sport and especially W.E.Rock events.

5            - That the driver or any other person(s) in a vehicle participating in any W.E.Rock event, may choose to bypass any obstacle and, therefore, assumes all risk and liability, as indicated above. Please Be Aware:

Although safety is generally everyone’s concern and certainly the highest priority of W.E.Rock, the ultimate responsibility rests on the competitors. Competitors can, at any time, choose to bypass any obstacle or area where they feel uncomfortable or unsafe driving.


World Extreme Rock Crawling Championship Series

Rule Book 2014                                                                     

 

 

Table of Contents

1.0          Points Scoring System          pg. 3 – 7

2.0          Miscellaneous Rules                    pg. 7 – 9

3.0          Additional Rules                    pg. 9 – 10

4.0          Mod Stock Class Rules          pg. 10 – 18

5.0          Pro Mod Class Rules                    pg. 18 – 25

6.0          Unlimited Class Rules                    pg. 26 – 31

7.0          Sportsman Class Rules          pg. 31 – 32

8.0          WE Rock Purse                    pg. 32 – 33

9.0           Series Points                              pg. 33

10.0          TieBreakers                              pg. 33

11.0          Media                                        pg. 34

 

1.0: Points Scoring System

1.1: Course Time

Every team will have ten (10) minutes to complete each course unless otherwise specified in the event meeting. Once the time has expired, the vehicle must be removed from the course using the quickest allowable route possible. Time will start once any part of the team enters the course. Time will stop once any two tires cross the imaginary line between the finish gates. Vehicles may not straddle any finish gates to stop time. If the vehicle hits a finish gate while attempting to exit, time will be continued and the cone will be counted until two tires run in between the finish gates. This is set to clear confusion about hitting finish gates before vehicles cleared the gate.

 

1.2: Reversal

One point is issued for a purposeful reversal by the competitor. A purposeful reversal or back up is considered when a driver puts the vehicle in reverse and backs or pushes in the clutch and rolls back, etc. A back is not counted when the obstacle pushes the vehicle back, unless an advantage is gained during the process. A reverse in an attempt to save a rollover is considered an infraction and will receive backing points. A backing penalty is also counted if a team uses a “reverse burn”.

If a team starts the course in reverse, they will immediately receive one (1) point for backing and everything will be judged as normal. If the team completes the course in reverse (never making a change in direction), the point for reverse will be removed from the score.

 

1.3: Gates

Each obstacle is marked with cones, and other “hazards” like marked bushes and trees, ribbon, banners, pennants, flagging, flags, etc. Ten (10) penalty points will be issued for every cone or hazard touched. If the spotter, winch rope, pull strap, vehicle contents, etc. touch any cone or hazard, it will count the same as if the vehicle had touched it. A cone does not have to fall to be counted; it only needs to be touched at any point, including its base. Cones that fall due to exhaust, wind, or unstable rocks will not count as a touched gate unless a vehicle’s tire or axle crosses the original “intended” location of that cone. Once a cone is touched it is considered disqualified from that obstacle for the team who touched it and may not be counted for a second contact, though its original “intended” location remains for consideration of an “Out of Bounds” penalty.

Rock stacking to allow a “bridge” over a cone will not be allowed. This includes building high points on each side of the cone with the intent to put the cone in a valley. While attempting to clear a gate, a vehicle may not “float” a tire or axle over a cone. Any tire not touching the ground, or axle, crossing the vertical plane of the “intended” location of a cone, even without touching the cone, will be penalized the same as if the cone had been touched.

Competitors must stay within the roped-off areas that define the course. Materials used to define a course may not be driven over, driven under, or be touched by the vehicle.

Exceptions to this must be approved with the judge prior to starting the obstacle. This is to ensure that the area is cleared of spectators and people so that safe passage may be made. The judge has the right to disallow any diversion off course.

All gates must be taken in the order intended by the designer. To ease navigation, all intermediate gates will be marked, in order, from start to finish. While on course, understanding course flow is solely the responsibility of the team. Once a gate has been completed and progression awarded, it may not be re-entered by a vehicle to the point that the plane has been broken by two tires, either going forward or in reverse. Re-entering a gate, as described, will result in a disqualification.

The course is designed to be driven between the cones. If, while attempting a gate, the vehicle is so far off-line that at least three tires do not place/travel on or between the set of cones or gate, they will be declared “out of bounds” and will receive 40 points for that obstacle. The team does have the option of re-trying the gate. In the case of this happening, the team will receive any points acquired while on the clock up to the 40 maximum points allowed. While attempting to reposition the vehicle to re-attempt a gate, the driver may back up through the gate or exit and enter the course from the same side as long as no other gates are driven through or touched. Any vehicle bypassing a gate entirely, intentionally or not will also be declared “out of bounds”.

Due to the nature of natural courses, courses may change between competitors’ runs; if this were to occur, WE Rock staff will determine where the location of the cone should be to maintain fairness among competitors.

 

1.4: Bonus Gates

In an effort to reward those who wish to attempt higher difficulty lines, Bonus Gates may be

included throughout the course. Bonus gates are optional and will be marked or colored differently than a standard gate. Bonus gates are worth a -10 bonus points plus progression points if in lieu of a regular progression gate; Bonus gates may also be a stand-alone bonus and are counted after the rearmost portion of the vehicle clears the imaginary line defining that gate. If bonus gates are hit, they count as any other gate, but bonus credit is still earned if the gate is then cleared. Bonus gate credit will NOT be earned if the entire course is not completed. A team that attempts and fails a bonus gate may choose to return to the original departure point of the normal course to attempt to complete the course within the remaining time. All points accrued during the bonus attempt and return to the normal course will be counted.

 

1.5: Pointed Out/Timed Out

The maximum allowed points for a course are 40. Points accrue and if the total reaches 40, the team is “pointed out”. The team receives 40 points on their score sheet and moves to the next obstacle using the quickest allowable route possible. If the time allowed on an obstacle runs out, the team is “timed out” and moves to the next obstacle as listed above. Any “progress” or “bonus” points earned are NOT counted against the penalty points accrued while the clock is running.

They are kept separate and added after the course is completed, timed out, or pointed out.

 

1.6: Progress Points

To reward teams for progress through a course, “progression points” are given for each intermediate gate completed. Point values correspond with each gate, -1 for the first gate; -2 for the second gate; -3, etc. for each intermediate gate completed, and are counted after the rearmost portion of the vehicle clears the imaginary line defining that gate. If an intermediate gate is hit, it counts as any other gate, but progress points are still earned if the gate is then cleared. The Start and Finish gates will not be credited as progress gates.

Progression points will be credited once cleared and are the only credit points retained if the course is not completed. Progress points will be given for every set of gates cleared, including Bonus Gates that are in lieu of standard gates. These points are not taken off a team’s score until they are done with the obstacle, so they are not related to “pointing out”.

 

1.7: Rear Steer

To ensure consistency and exactness of scoring, rear steer penalties will be issued only one time per obstacle. Rear steering will be assessed five (5) points per obstacle once it is used on the obstacle. Rear steering can only be used by the Unlimited Class vehicles.

 

1.8: Rock Stacking

Any rock, log, or other item found naturally in the course vicinity may be used to helps a team’s progress through a course. A team may go outside their current course’s boundary to locate rocks and wood, but they may not take any from a different course. To ensure fairness, teams are not allowed to “pre-set” rocks and wood and will be called for sportsmanship and a penalty of 10 points if they are found to be moving anything prior to the start of their time. It is acceptable to “look” for these items, just do not move them unless you are on the clock. Any “outside” help in rock stacking will also be questioned for sportsmanship.

One of the largest risks to spotters is stacking rocks near a moving vehicle. To promote safety, no rocks or wood are allowed to be stacked within 3 feet of a moving tire. If this rule is violated, a penalty of 10 points will be assessed for each occurrence. A common practice of having a spotter stand on a rock during a “burn” to keep the rock in place is also very risky; therefore, this too will carry a penalty of 10 points.

When a team has completed a course, they will be given an optional 3 minutes to “unstack” the course. They may only move rocks that they stacked during their attempt on the course. Any rocks moved must be returned as close as possible to their original location. Any team seen

intentionally moving rocks to a more difficult location than their original placement, or destroying/breaking rocks or logs, will be penalized 10 points for unsportsmanlike activity. Furthermore, if a team rolls a rock downhill and cannot move it back uphill, they must leave that rock in place. Rolling it further downhill will bring sportsmanship into question.

 

1.9: Spotter Manipulation

The spotter may not touch the vehicle in an effort to aid movement.

The vehicle must be completely stopped (including tire movement) prior to spotters touching the vehicle or reaching into the passenger compartment.

Teams may attempt to right a vehicle in the event of a tip-over. Vehicles must be in park or gear with emergency brake set, prior to righting. The driver and spotter may try to upright a vehicle without pointing out but outside assistance will result in a point out.

Spotters touching a rolled vehicle while it is moving will NOT receive a warning, they will be assessed a penalty of 10 points.

Spotters may not touch the vehicle to aid movement unless the vehicle is in park with the emergency brake set and the engine is turned off. A 10 point penalty will be assessed without any warnings.

 

1.10   : Spotter Strap

If a team uses the spotter strap, an 8 point penalty is assessed. Straps used by the spotter must be long enough so that the spotter is never closer than 15 feet from the vehicle in any direction, and 20 feet from the front of the vehicle. The spotter rope must be marked at 15 feet with any of the following: a knot, several layers of duct tape or paint in a different color as the rope.

Violations of this safe distance carry a penalty of 10 points after a warning is given.

Spotter Ropes must be approved at Tech. Non-Approved Rope: Rope with cuts and abrasions of over 25% of the rope width deep.

 

1.11   : Tools

Vehicles must pass through an obstacle under its’ own power. Therefore, tools may not be used. Tools are considered as any item used as a means of leverage or bridge building that is brought with the competitor and not found naturally in the area surrounding the obstacle.

Tools, when used for repair of the vehicle, are not subject to a penalty and must be carried inside the vehicle. Tool Boxes and other supplies for repair must be securely fastened to the vehicle and must contain some sort of positive locking mechanism. Vehicles with tools must enter through Tech with the tools in the vehicle so safety inspectors may check for proper standards. Teams may only use tools that came in with the vehicle or were carried in by the spotter. Rocks may not be carried in a vehicle.

Leverage: Leverage points on a vehicle are approved if they are a permanent part of the vehicle. Example: A welded on push-bar would be allowed. A quick-detach push-bar that can be added and removed throughout the event would not.

 

1.12   : Winches

Winching is assessed a thirty point (30) point penalty if used, per course. Winching is considered when a team hooks a winch rope to any anchor and begins to load the rope. A rope is considered loaded as soon as the cable has tension on it.  Each team may winch as many times as needed to complete the obstacle under the original winching penalty of 30 points as long as the winch point does not change or the rope is not removed and then hooked back on.

There are occasions where a judge or marshal may allow a rope to be attached to an anchor for safety and no points will be issued as long as the winch is not used to pull the vehicle. This is

called a safety rope.

 

1.13   : Breakdown Time

Each competitor is allowed forty five (45) minutes of cumulative breakdown time per day of competition. If a breakdown occurs, the team may use the time left on the obstacle to begin repairs unless they have pointed out. However, the team must immediately move the vehicle off the course when they have timed out. Repairs and work done while on the obstacle clock must be performed entirely by the driver and spotter. Outside help coming onto the course will immediately “time out” the team and the vehicle must be moved.

No competitor has to start breakdown time until they are going to miss their next start. Teams may work on their vehicles without being on breakdown time up until three minutes after being called to start their next obstacle. Before that time arrives, the team needs to either have repairs finished or declare the start of breakdown time. After the three-minute start leeway has passed, the judge will not allow breakdown time to begin.

To start breakdown time, the team’s scorecard must be signed by the judge of the course where that team is about to miss their start. The judge will mark the competitor’s scorecard with the time of day and sign it. Once breakdown time has begun, a team has only 45 minutes to complete the repairs and return to the SAME course judge to sign back in. The Judge will then mark down the time, sign it, and mark down the number of the vehicle the competitor is following. If it only takes 25 minutes to do the repairs and you have signed in and out properly, you will retain an additional 20 minutes for possible use later that day. If a team surpasses the allowed 45 minutes of breakdown time even by 1 minute, they will be disqualified for that day and receive forty (40) points for each remaining obstacle.

Teams who move to an obstacle out of order and without a judges signature will be disqualified for that day and receive forty (50) points for each remaining obstacle. If a team breaks down and is last in their flight or has nobody behind them, the team then has 45 minutes or however much time is left of their break down time to complete the repair and line up for the next course. It is the sole responsibility of the team to manage their breakdown time.

 

1.14   : Fluid Control

Teams must adhere to all fluid related rules. Excessive loss (Meaning more than a few drops) of environmentally damaging fluids or fluids in general will result in a penalty of 10 points or are subject to vehicle disqualification after an initial warning. This includes water in tires. In the case of this happening, call a marshal for review and clarification.

 

1.15   : Outside Assistance

Any spectator or team member in the course area assisting or assisting by electronic devises to the spotter or driver while the team is on the course could cause the competing team to be penalized or disqualified from that course as well as possibly causing their own expulsion from the event. In Addition: No Team may use any tools placed near, inside or outside the course regardless of who places the tools. See W.E.ROCK’s New TOOL rule. Determination and investigation of this call will be made by the Marshall. Determination factors will include but are not limited to: Whether the person or persons are with the team in question, whether the person or persons are affiliated with another team, or whether the person or persons are spectators only and have no affiliation.

Sportsmanship is the responsibility of everyone so be sure to warn your friends and teammates of the image they portray. This activity is called cheating and makes everyone look bad.

Team members consist of the Driver, Spotter, and vehicle; therefore only the driver and spotter can communicate through electronic communication devises while on the course.

 

1.16   : Out Of Bounds

Each course has an out of bounds line determined by stringer banner and pylons that help delineate the call for out of bounds infractions. Due to the competitive nature of rock crawling and

the materials used for delineation, a process will be used to determine the out of bounds infraction. The process follows as:

Once the competitor starts to touch the out of bounds, the driver or spotter will be given a warning of the infraction, the competitor has the option of backing up or positioning the vehicle without incurring the out of bound infraction, (all other infractions such as reversals and gates will be penalized).

If the competitor moves further towards out of bounds, the team will then receive 10 points and another warning of disqualification.

If the competitor moves further towards out of bounds, the team will receive disqualification.

If the vehicle makes a sudden movement into the out of bounds area, the team will receive no warning and receive a 10 point penalty. If the vehicle moves suddenly out of bounds, a disqualification will be issued if 50% of the vehicle is located out of bounds. In the event of a rollover that places the vehicle out of bounds; if two or more tires have broken the plane, it will result in an automatic disqualification on that course.

 

1.17   : Fire Suits

All fire suits must have a safety rating. Lowest safety rating available is permitted for driver fire suits. Fire suits may be 1 or 2 piece suits.

1.17.1                  : Every Driver must wear a fire suit while on course time.

1.17.2                  : If a team starts on course time while the driver does not have a fire suit on, a 10 pt. penalty will be added to the team’s score for each course the driver does not adhere to the rules.

 

1.18   : Seat Belts

All pro classes are required to have a 5-point harness system. Belt tightness is to be determined by the driver at his/her own discretion as the driver assumes all risks involved with belt tightness.

1.18.1                  : Every driver must wear and lock all available belts in their safety harness system (arms through shoulder harnesses and legs through lap harnesses).

1.18.2                  : A penalty of 10 pts will be assessed if the driver is in the vehicle and starts movement on course and course time without the required safety belts system locked, if not corrected disqualification may occur.

 

1.19: Window Nets

All teams are required to have window nets installed properly and in use while on course time. See Class rules for proper installation and the amount of nets needed for each vehicle. If a team starts a course with their Window Net not properly in use, a warning will first be given. After the initial warning, a 10 point penalty will be given per course and added on while course time is running so that it will be related to a point out.

 

2.0:  Miscellaneous Rules

2.1:  Changing Vehicles

All teams must complete each event with the one vehicle they began with. Switching vehicles during an event is not allowed.

 

2.2:  Drivers

Drivers from one vehicle may spot for another competitor, but not the same registered vehicle with a different driver.

 

2.3:  Driver Order

The order of competitors is based on a random-draw system for the first day of competition. The second day order of competition is reversed from the first day. Any competitor who chooses to tech late will be placed at the beginning of a flight/group for both days. Teams may be moved to other obstacles in the event of a bottleneck. Special terms may be allowed (Example: Walking the obstacle), if a team is moved out of order to a different obstacle number.

2.4:  Event Meeting (Driver’s Meeting)

All competitors should attend the Event Meeting. This will be held at a designated location one-hour before the start of the event. Specific information is given at these meetings, as is posting of running order and staging assignments. Failure to attend is not an excuse for infractions, rule changes or not knowing information given at the Event Meeting.

 

2.5: Tech and Registration

2.5.1:  Teams, who fail to make tech/check-in during the normal hours, may tech and check-in late, but will be charged a late fee of $30.00 without prior registration and approval. Any team not making tech during the normal hours will run at the beginning of a flight/group on both days.

 

2.5.2: Tech and Registration is specific to the event and will be posted on www.werocklive.com; drivers are responsible for knowing this information.

 

2.5.3: Late Vehicle Tech will begin two hours prior to the start of the event. Teams must be registered no later than three hours prior to the start of the event.

 

2.5.4: The Team’s first tech of each season will consist of a full and complete vehicle tech for safety and class rules.

 

2.5.5: Any teams found with Illegal vehicle standards must be completely legal by the team’s 2nd event of their season. If they are found to not be legal by their second event, by Class Infractions (Non-Safety), the team will move up in class until legal. Safety Infractions will not be permitted at the team’s 2nd event and the team will not be able to compete.

 

 

2.6:  Spotters

Spotters may not touch the vehicles in an effort to manipulate the position of the vehicle and will be penalized 10 points without warning. Spotters may pull on straps (spotter straps) with the understanding that there is a penalty for doing so.

 

2.7:  Spotter Straps

Straps and Carabineers used by spotters for pulling must be approved by W.E.Rock. Straps with “hand- loops” are not approved if they could possibly “trap” the hand when taught. W.E.Rock recommends as a minimum standard for all ropes used as spotter rope to be 3/8” Kernantle Rope (Core-sheath, static line). All straps used by a spotter must be long enough so that the spotter is never closer than 15 feet from the vehicle in any direction, and 20 feet from the front of the vehicle. A 15-foot rope that is pulled at an angle would place the spotter closer than 15 feet from the vehicle and is illegal. Spotters pulling from a distance less than 15 feet will result in a 10-point penalty.

Spotters may not wrap the strap around any part of their body. W.E.Rock requires attachment devices (ie. carabineers) to be made from magnetic steel or aluminum and have a tensile strength of 22 kn or 4796 lbs (1 Kilo-newton {kn}=218 lbs).

Carabineers may not be directly attached to the vehicle at any time, (This prevents carabineers from being side loaded that could cause breakage). Leader ropes or built in leaders on the strap must be used.

 

2.8:  Sportsmanship

During all W.E.Rock events, proper sportsmanship is required. If a competitor or team member (including backup help) promotes unsportsmanlike conduct, is rude or abrasive to officials, local authorities, volunteers, other teams or spectators; destroys property, or displays drunken or disrespectful behavior, they and/or the entire team may be disqualified from the current event and/or future events. Coaching of judges is unacceptable and is considered unsportsmanlike and is grounds for disqualification.  The W.E.Rock goal is to promote a respectable sport and promote sponsoring companies in a professional light. Therefore, unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.

 

2.9:  Protests of Judge’s Ruling

W.E.Rock Judges have the final say in all cases save for a misunderstanding of a rule. W.E.Rock recognizes that there will be, from time to time, errors in a Judge’s call. W.E.Rock Marshals can overturn a Judge’s decision in cases of misunderstanding of rules or in extraordinary cases. This is true whether the points are given to a team or taken away. A Marshal Will Not over-turn a Judge’s “judgment call.” ie. A call on a cone, out of bounds, reverse, bushes, etc. If a call comes into question during a team’s attempt on a course, the competing team should call a time-out immediately. The course Judge will stop the time and the problem will be addressed through the Judge or Marshal. One team protesting another team does NOT stop the clock. The protesting team must wait for the completion of the obstacle before issuing protest. One team may NOT protest another on “judgment calls”, as described above, unless there is a clear misunderstanding of the rules.

If the protest cannot be handled “on course” to everyone’s satisfaction, a formal protest may be issued in writing within 30 minutes of the completion of the day’s competition. If a team is considering issuing a protest, please give the courtesy of notifying a W.E.Rock Marshal as soon as possible, so scoring officials can be made aware of potential changes. All formal protests must be submitted to a W.E.Rock Marshal and a meeting of all W.E.Rock Marshals still present will be held to determine the outcome. Their decision is final.

Treatment of Judges, event officials, and volunteers falls under sportsmanship.  Scorecards may be reviewed for accuracy at the end of any day’s events; if your scorecard in marked incorrectly, it is your responsibility to be sure it is corrected.

 

2.10   :  Protests for Vehicle

Only competitors may challenge a vehicle as to its compliance with the rules. In doing so, the challenge must be made no earlier than 6:00 AM on the sign-in day and no later than 12:00 PM of the final day of competition for the specific event. This must be done in writing and given to a W.E.Rock Marshal.

W.E.Rock will then review the vehicle in question. Any costs for such a review (mechanics’ costs, etc.) are the responsibility of the competitor making the challenge.

 

 

 

W.E.Rock, having reviewed the vehicle and finding an infraction, will take appropriate action up to and including making the challenged team correct the problem, assign points against the vehicle’s team (From 1 to 40), or disqualify the vehicle and/or the team from the obstacle(s) or the entire event. At W.E.Rock events, only items that would be considered a competitive advantage or gross safety violation will be considered for disqualification.

If W.E.Rock reviews the vehicle and finds all in order pertaining to the challenge, the challenging team will be assessed 30 penalty points.

 

2.11:  Safety

 

The Judge has the right, but not the responsibility, to advise spotters and drivers of unsafe acts. Further, any act deemed unsafe by a judge is to be immediately discontinued. Failure to comply can result in an immediate point out and the team will be asked to move to the next obstacle.

 

3.0: Additional Rules

 

3.1: Seat Belts

Must be worn at all times while driving or riding in a vehicle during an event. This includes all passengers and time ran between obstacles as well as time to and from the event site. Seat belts must be a five (5)- point harness with all straps (including Shoulder Straps) secured and locked down.

 

3.2:  Winch cable

Only winch rope or synthetic cable is allowed.  Steel cable is not allowed.

 

3.3:  Fluid Control

Teams must adhere to all fluid related rules. Excessive loss of environmentally damaging fluids will result in a 10 point penalty assessment or are subject to vehicle disqualification. This includes water in tires.

Once a tire has torn, the vehicle must completely stop and a spare tire must replace the torn tire. This is to prevent any lead or steel shot to be displaced throughout the air. Judges must call a Marshall to clarify the call when made.

 

3.4:  Loose Articles

All items must be securely fastened to prevent injury in the event of a rollover. Coolers, misc. parts, and so forth are to be removed from the vehicle prior to each obstacle.

 

3.5:  Fire Extinguisher

Two “completely full” fire extinguishers must be mounted on the roll cage on both the right and left hand side of the driver. Extinguishers should not be mounted close enough to fuel cells or potential fire hazard areas that would make it dangerous to obtain. Halon Systems are recommended.

 

3.6:  Helmets

All competitors riding in a vehicle must wear a DOT/Snell approved helmet while competing. Spotters must wear head protection (soft material not permitted) while on an obstacle. Helmets that continue to below the ear are Highly Recommended for Drivers.

 

3.7: Medical Conditions

Teams must advise a W.E.Rock marshal of any medical conditions that they may have that would affect their ability to perform or become a concern during competition. (Seizures, diabetes etc…)

 

3.8:  Handles

Handles are recommended on the roll cage. These are to be mounted so that in the event of a rollover the hand is safe. Holding onto the outside of the cage is not allowed.

 

3.9:  First Aid

First aid kits containing medical tape, gauze, band-aids, and wrap are required in each vehicle.

 

3.10   :  Injury Report

Any competitor (driver or spotter) must report any injury to a W.E.Rock Marshal prior to leaving the premises (if such competitor is able to make such report.)

 

3.11   : Drugs/Alcohol

Drugs and alcohol will not be permitted in any degree during competition. Competitors who are found to be consuming or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol during competition will be disqualified from the event they are participating in. All series points will be forfeited for the specific event. Further, disqualification for the remainder of the year is possible.

 

3.12   :  Emergencies

During an event, a team member may be replaced due to an emergency, with approval from a W.E.Rock Marshal. The vehicle must remain the same through an entire event.

3.13   : Fire Suits

Every Driver must wear a fire suit while on course time. If a team starts on course time while the driver does not have a fire suit on and secure, a 10 pt. penalty will be added to the team’s score for each course the driver does not adhere to the rules. All fire suits must have a safety rating. Lowest safety rating available is permitted for driver fire suits. Fire suits may be one or two piece suits.

 

CLASS RULES

Responsibility: If while reading these rules, someone believes that they have found a “gray area” that allows them to “stretch” the rules for a competitive advantage, you must check with the W.E.ROCK official in charge of the class for clarification. It is the responsibility of the team to make sure that what they are building fits the guidelines stated in the W.E.ROCK rules. Under no circumstance will W.E.ROCK make an exception to a rules infraction based on the defense of “I did not realize” or some other variation of. Remember it is better to ask a million questions than to assume something will be legal.

Penalties: If during any tech inspection, a vehicle is found to be “out of spec” for the class, the infraction will first be determined by W.E.ROCK as to whether it provides a competitive advantage. If the infraction is determined to provide a competitive advantage a point penalty will be assessed for the infraction, the point penalty given could be from 1 point per obstacle up to disqualification for the event.

Protests: Protests of a vehicle can only be made by another competitor from the same class. Protests must be made during the event, from the time tech starts up to the end of the last run by any competitor in the same class. Protest must be in writing, all protests must be made for a single rule item (ex: 4.4.1) and the protest must be accompanied by a $100 cash fee, per item protested. Protest fee will be non-refundable and paid directly to W.E.ROCK and retained by W.E.ROCK. If the protest is found to have merit, W.E.ROCK officials will determine the penalty applied for the infraction using the guidelines stated above.

 

4.0:  MOD STOCK CLASS

W.E.ROCK’s intended goal of the Modified Stock Class is to continue the traditional look of an OEM vehicle, while creating a safe and competitive class of vehicles. The Modified Stock Class will attract a wide variety of vehicles and the rules set forth are designed with this variety in mind. While attempting to create rules that give all vehicles a chance to be competitive, there are naturally vehicles; that by design may have an advantage in one area of competition, but more than likely will have a disadvantage exposed in another area of competition. The courses at the events will be designed with the intention of balancing the variety of typical vehicles competing in the class. As the goals of this class are based on creating a venue for modified, but still trail and street-worthy OEM vehicles, if you plan on pushing anywhere near the edge of the rules, you will be far safer asking W.E.ROCK Tech officials in advance if your planned vehicle alterations or customization will be legal. If a team wishes to be very creative in their vehicle design, there are other classes that are better suited to you.

 

4.1: Axles

W.E.ROCK’s intent with this section is to create a rule that balances safety and ability. W.E.ROCK’s Goal for the axle rule is to limit the use of axles to any automotive production OEM style axle. Therefore many styles of axles will be permitted for use. W.E.ROCK considers axles to be the link between wheels on both front and rear ends. This application begins at the end of the drive shaft and ends at the flange for wheels. It does not include brake assemblies.

The following are the axle guidelines for competition:

4.1.1: No limit to track width

4.1.2: All axles must be mechanically differentiated (geared).

4.1.3: IFS or solid axles are allowed.

4.1.4: Axles must be located in such a way that the only change to wheelbase is due to reactive

forces.

4.1.5: No manual or mechanical change of axle wheelbase is allowed.

4.1.6: Both Differentials must use some form of 100% locking device.

4.1.7: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

4.1.8: Portal axles are not approved for conversion.

 

4.2: Body

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the body rule in the Modified Stock class is to help limit modifications, and create a venue where all vehicles can be instantly recognized through Manufacturer Association to bring Spectator Appeal. Individual make and model identity will draw the audience to this class, therefore competition vehicles will have a higher standard for resemblance to a production model. W.E.ROCK considers the body to be the vehicles outer layer and includes the floor, sides/door/door skins, rear, hood, fender, grill, and firewall. The following are body guidelines for competition: W.E.ROCK considers the body to be the vehicles outer layer and includes the floor, sides, rear, hood, fender, grill, and firewall.

4.2.1: Overall body measurements (height & width) must conform to OEM specifications for

proclaimed vehicle. Body and frame must match (example: Claimed YJ, body and frame must both be YJ)

4.2.2: Proclaimed vehicle must have a minimum production run of 500 vehicles per production

year. Vehicle does not have to be of U.S. registry, but teams will have to prove production run numbers if asked for by W.E.ROCK. Teams will also have to provide specifications on their vehicle if asked to do so by W.E.ROCK.

4.2.3: Body must be original OEM or W.E.ROCK approved OEM replacement, this includes hood,

fenders, cab, front clip, tub and bed.

 

4.3: Grill                                                                                                                                    4.3.1: Grills must be an OEM configuration (Dimensions, height, width) and size and approved by W.E.ROCK.                                                                                                                                                    4.3.2: The grill must cover the entire front portion of the radiator. Winch may be frenched into grill.                                                          4.3.3: Grills must also include two headlights. Headlights may be substituted with in-grill off road      driving lights.

4.3.4: Grills may not be narrowed from factory widths.

4.3.5: Grill Heights may not change, they must remain in relationship to OEM body lines.

4.3.6: Grill mounting points must retain stock hood height and configuration, in relationship to OEM body lines (Maintaining Stock look).

 

4.4: Hood

4.4.1: Must cover the entire engine compartment and follow the factory form.

4.4.2: OEM hoods may be substituted for hoods made of different material as long as it conforms

to factory configurations (width, length, and over-all basic dimensions), Campbell style hoods are allowed.

4.4.3: One-piece hood and fenders are approved as long as they resemble the factory look, or

follow the factory configuration.

 

4.5: Fenders

4.5.1: Vehicles must have an outer front fender. Front inner fenders must be maintained from the

radiator back to the centerline of the front shock absorber, stretching from the outer fender down

to a distance no greater than 3” from the top of the frame.

4.5.2: Fenders must be mounted to the main portion of the passenger compartment or cowl and

extend to the grill.

4.5.3 All fenders that retain the integrity of the original vehicle’s “image” will be approved.

Example: creating a “flat-fender” style look and adding that to a CJ7 will be acceptable. Fenders

must retain stock width for the entire fender; a rounded front corner is allowed, OEM width is required up to the hoods side latch attachment points, from there the hood may angle in to the grill.

4.5.4: Vertical material may be trimmed. The original body line of the fender and hood must remain OEM.

4.5.5: Minimal cutting (inner only) is allowed for extended shocks on the front only.

 

 

4.5.6: Front inner fenders must cover the area from the front of the radiator to the center of the

front shock; complete front inner fenders must have a 3” hole that can be used for fire

suppression.

4.5.7: Rear inner fenders must be retained.

4.5.8: All vehicles must retain their original back body corner designs (no dovetailing

permitted). All vehicles must have rear lights for stop/turn and driving. After market lights

may be used. Rear lights may be frenched in for protection.

 

4.6: Tub/Cab

4.6.1: Must house two front passenger seats mounted side by side at both the left and right side

of the vehicles passenger compartment on the same horizontal plane.

4.6.2: General condition must be in good shape without excessive rust or damage that would

warrant concern for safety or competitive advantage.

4.6.3: Excessive body damage, as determined by a W.E.ROCK official, is not approved.

4.6.4: All OEM tub/cab configurations are approved for competition. Aftermarket tubs must be

OEM width and W.E.ROCK approved.

4.6.5: No clip in body panels are allowed (Zeus clipped, quick replacement panels). Repaired

panels are acceptable but must retain the same thickness as stock.

4.6.6: Complete floors must be retained including rear inner fenders.

4.6.7: No cutting of floor is allowed with the following exemptions.

The center section of the floor is approved for cutting & rising to allow drive train clearance

directly over drive train components. This does not include Drivelines, axles or axle shafts, links or link mounts. Cutting and re-boxing for the clearance of non-weight-carry shocks, tires, and fuel tank is permitted.

4.6.8: Tubs/cabs may be cut along the bottom (rocker) area of the vehicle, up

to, but not including the Floor.

4.6.9: The back of the tub/cab may be trimmed horizontally to match the rocker height. A

minimum distance of 24” from the center of the axle to the back of the body must be maintained

on bobbed vehicles. Bobbed vehicles must retain the original rear corners. Trucks with non-convertible tops must retain the OEM appearance of having a roof.

4.6.10: All items used to replace missing body parts or pieces, must be approved by W.E.ROCK. This includes rocker panels or rocker sections, rear quarter panels, fenders, hoods, etc.

4.6.11: All replacement body parts or pieces must be able to remain intact and whole during a

competition, any replacement body parts or pieces that fail during competition, will be required to

be fixed or replaced if found to be of a lesser strength than the body part or piece it is replacing if

found to be a competitive advantage.

4.6.12: Firewalls must remain in OEM location, trimming for engine clearance purposes only is allowed, area trimmed must be replaced with solid material of equal thickness and or strength, vision panels are NOT allowed in the firewall, floorboards, bed panels or tub.

A- Glass may be removed (recommended). All non-safety glass must be taped completely.

B- Doors and tailgates may be removed.

 

4.7: Brakes

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the brake rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable. W.E.ROCK considers the brakes to be the source of control for slowing and stopping wheels.

The following are the brake guidelines for competition:

4.7.1: Mechanically operated brakes are approved.

4.7.2: Hydraulic assisted brakes are approved.

4.7.3: The brake pedal on the floor must operate all brakes.

4.7.4: Competitors may use secondary brakes for operating individual brakes on the vehicle.

4.7.5: Transmission brakes are not approved for primary braking. They may be used as a

secondary brake or emergency brake.

4.7.6: Pinion brakes are not approved, unless OEM on the stated (declared) vehicle. They may

be used as a secondary brake or emergency brake.

4.7.7: Emergency brake hydraulic locks or mechanical locks are approved for emergency brakes.

4.7.8: Emergency brake gears (mechanical type) must be in good shape and not worn to a point

of possibly disengagement while under a load.

4.7.9: Brakes must be in good working condition with adequate pads. Brakes that are worn out or

oil soaked will not pass.

4.7.10: Brake lines must be in good shape without leaks and ran in a safe route from cylinders to

brakes.

4.7.11: Master and slave cylinders must be in good shape without leaks. Adequate braking

resistance at the pedal is required.

 

4.8: Bumpers

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the bumper rule is to help limit modifications within the class, yet allow for each team to explore the advantages and disadvantages of any given vehicle they choose to work with. W.E.ROCK considers the front bumper to be the foremost part of the frame excluding push bars,

stingers, etc. The rear bumper is considered to be the rearmost part of the vehicle.

4.8.1: Bumpers must connect the right and left frame rail.

4.8.2: Rear bumper may be fitted flush to rear most portion of the body, but the body may not

protrude beyond the rear most portion of the bumper (as allowed in rule 4.6.9)

4.8.3: Front bumper may be fitted flush to the front most portion of the body, but the body may not

protrude beyond the front most portion of the bumper. Exception: Front frame portions may not be cut or shortened, Only OEM bumper brackets maybe cut or removed.

 

4.9: Cooling

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the cooling system rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable. W.E.ROCK considers the following to be part of the cooling system: Radiators, hoses, engine ports, heater hoses, and coolant products.

The following are the cooling guidelines for competition:

4.9.1: Air Cooling is approved.

4.9.2: Water-cooled systems are approved.

4.9.3: Radiator must be in the factory position and covered so that, in the event of a break in the

radiator or hoses, spectators, spotters and drivers are protected from the coolant spray and spill.

4.9.4: Radiators must be securely mounted.

4.9.5: Hoses and connections must be in good condition without cracks, all connections must

have a tightening device that utilizes a mechanical means to secure the connection.

4.9.6: Top mount (roof mount) radiators are not approved.

4.9.7: Radiators must have an OEM or adequate sized aftermarket overflow bottle, securely

mounted, and connected to the radiator by an overflow tube. Overflow bottles may not be

mounted over or in the passenger compartment. Overflow bottles may not be beverage

containers.

4.9.8: The use of Ethylene glycol is not permitted.

4.9.9: Vent tubes must be attached to an adequate sized fluid containment container.

 

4.10: Drive shafts

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the drive shafts rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable. W.E.ROCK considers the drive shaft to be the working link between the transfer case and the

axles. Drive shafts are required.

The following are approved for competition:

4.10.1: All mechanical drive shafts.

 

4.11: Electrical

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the electrical rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable. W.E.ROCK includes all wires, lights, batteries, and any other items controlled by or conducting

electricity as its function to be part of the electrical system.

The following are electrical guidelines for competition:

4.11.1: Batteries must be in good shape with adequate mounting to keep the battery in place in

the event of a roll.

4.11.2: All batteries must be of a non-spill type.

4.11.3: Mounting must be a clamp type mount that “cages” the battery in position. Foot-type

clamp mounting is not approved.

4.11.4: A “Master” kill switch that shuts down every electrical system is required to be mounted

on the dash, clearly labeled and in proper working order. This switch must kill the engine when

switched to the “off” position.

 

4.11.5: Wires must be in a condition and position that is safe. Exposed or burned wires are not

approved.

 

4.12: Engine

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the engine rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable, yet provide the teams with an avenue for diversity.  W.E.ROCK considers the system designed to create torque and horsepower, including blocks, heads, valve cover, oil pan and all internals of such system to be classed as part of the engine.

The following the engine guidelines for competition:

4.12.1: All engine sizes and configurations are approved.

4.12.2: Engine must be free of leaks.

4.12.3: Engine mounts must be in good condition and of adequate material to support the engine.

4.12.4: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

4.12.5: Dipstick caps must be sealed.

 

4.13: Fuel System

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the fuel system rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable. The fuel system includes all components and connections used to store, deliver, and mix fuel and

air on the vehicle. This includes the type of fuel used.

The following are fuel system guidelines for competition:

4.13.1: Carburetors are approved.

4.13.2: Fuel Injection systems that either injects fuel from a throttle body or thru ports is

approved.

4.13.3: Non-vented gas caps are mandatory (Vented gas caps are not approved).

4.13.4: Unleaded, leaded, propane, natural gas, and diesel fuels are approved.

4.13.5: Alcohol is not approved for competition as a main fuel (see above).

4.13.6: Fuel systems must be sealed with a rollover valve installed in the fuel vent line.

4.13.7: Ball valves must be installed on all fuel lines including vent lines. Ball valves must be

mounted under the vehicle.

4.13.8: Fuel lines must be ran from the fuel tank or cell to the engine in a safe route.

4.13.9: Fuel lines must be free of leaks or cracks in hoses.

4.13.10: Throttle assemblies must be in good order and work smoothly. Throttles that do not

move smoothly throughout their entire range of motion will not pass.

4.13.11: Hand throttles are approved but must automatically return to the non-throttle position.

4.13.12: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

 

4.14: Frame

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the frame rule is to help limit modifications within the class, yet allow for each team to explore the advantages and disadvantages of any given vehicle they choose to work with. W.E.ROCK considers the frame of a vehicle to be the two rails supporting the mounting of the body and drive train as the main frame, and connecting cross members as the sub frame.

The following are frame guidelines for competition:

4.14.1: All OEM Frames are approved. All frames must meet OEM configuration (dimensions, height, width, length, number and location of cross members) If bobbed, and rear most cross-member is removed, a bumper must be added and fit the bumper rules. Exception: During IFS to straight axle conversion, the front differential cross member may be removed. Front frame cross member may be change from a vertical cross member to a horizontal cross member as long as the new cross member does not allow more ground clearance than the stock cross member.

4.14.2: Frame reinforcement is approved.

4.14.3: Replacement frames built by commercial manufacturers and available on the market as an OEM replacement must be W.E.ROCK approved.

4.14.5: The mainframe must be made of boxed or semi-boxed magnetic steel.

4.14.6: No full or partial round tube mainframe rails.

4.14.7: No notching of the frame is allowed.

4.14.8: Frames may not be shorter than OEM specifications, for the declared vehicle. Measurement will be made along the top edge of the frame (rule 4.8.2 will be taken into consideration when measurements are taken).

4.14.9: Frame must match the declared body.

 

4.14.10: Frame may not be cut and lengthened, frame may not be cut and shortened (exception where as stated in rules 4.6.9 and 4.8.2), sections of the frame may not be cut and moved to another area of the frame.

 

4.15: Vehicle Numbers

Vehicle numbers must be displayed on the right, and left sides of the vehicle.

4.15.1: Numbers are to be no less than (six) 6” tall.

4.15.2: All numbers are to be the responsibility of the teams. If a team has a number preference,

they must ask for that number to be assigned them, before the season starts. Numbers will be

issued on a first come first served basis. If a number has been pre-assigned to another

competitor, the second competitor will have to change their number. To request a number, the

team must be signed up for the W.E.ROCK Series.

W.E.ROCK recommends a detachable number plate be used.

 

4.16: Roll bars/Cages

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the roll cage rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable. W.E.ROCK considers the cage as the safety bars surrounding the driver. Cages must be designed

to protect the occupant in the event of a rollover.

The following are roll bar/cage guidelines for competition:

4.16.1: Six (6) point mounting cages covering the driver are required.

4.16.2: OEM bars are approved for a portion of the roll cage.

4.16.3: Handles are required on the interior portion of the roll-cage or vehicle.

4.16.4: Round steel tubing (D.O.M Preferred) 1.5” O.D with 0.120” wall is compulsory for the

basic roll cage. Aluminum and/or soft metals are not permitted. Roll bar construction must be

welded. A W.E.ROCK official must approve roll cages made of other material or in other wall

thickness/diameters.

4.16.5: Connection positions of the roll cage must tie in to the frame of the vehicle; Body mounts

are considered a tie in point.

4.16.6: The front-most position must be no farther toward the rear of the vehicle than fifteen (15)

inches behind the throttle and brake pedals.

4.16.7: The Cage must have a space no wider than 24” above the driver’s head, and at least 1

spreader bar between the front main bar and rear main bar are required unless the cage top is

24” wide or less.

4.16.8: Gussets must be welded in the four corners of the “halo”. Gussets may be tubing or plate

steel.

4.16.9: A minimum of.040 magnetic expanded or flat sheet metal, or 1/8” aluminum, must cover

the area immediately over the driver seat and be welded or bolted to the roll cage. Steel tubing

must surround the roof panel.

4.16.10: W.E.ROCK recommends a spreader bar to be mounted under the dash area to connect

the right and left “A” pillars.

4.16.11: If doors are not ran, a bar running from the “B” pillar, at approximately shoulder height, to

the “A” pillar, at approximately shin height, must be run. This can be a bolt in piece.

4.16.12: A “periscope bar” (a bar sticking straight up from the roll cage) is not allowed.

4.16.13: The cage must allow a minimum of 3″ clearance in all directions from the driver’s helmet of the driver’s helmet with the driver seated and belted into driving position. Clearance to the rear may be less than 3 inches if the headrest provides adequate support to prevent helmet contact with any diagonal bracing behind the driver’s seat.

 

4.17: Seating

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the seating rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable. The following are seating guidelines for competition:

4.17.1: Adequately padded headrest or neck support acceptable to W.E.ROCK official inspectors

is required.

4.17.2: Factory seats must be fastened to the tub in the factory mounting points or to the roll cage.

4.17.3: Aftermarket seats must be attached to the roll cage.

4.17.4: Mounting points must be in good condition without rust or corrosion.

4.17.5: An approved four-point harness is mandatory and must be worn at all times while on an

obstacle.

 

4.18: Steering

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the steering rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable. W.E.ROCK considers steering to be all components designed to turn the vehicle wheels to the left of right of the vehicle centerline.

The following are steering guidelines for competition:

4.18.1: Steering must be mechanical. Hydraulic ram assisted front steering is permitted.

4.18.2: OEM or stock replacement steering systems are allowed.

4.18.3: Full Hydraulic steering is not permitted.

4.18.4: Brake Steering (See Brakes).

4.18.5: All steering components, u-joints, and fittings must be in good working order as

determined by a W.E.ROCK official.

4.18.6: Hydraulic steering fluids must not leak.

4.18.7: Hydraulic lines must be ran in a safe route and be in good shape, free of cracks or fraying

as determined by a W.E.ROCK official.

4.18.8: Rear steering is not approved for competition in this class.

4.18.9: Stock steering configuration must be maintained. Crossover and high steer are allowed.

 

4.19: Stickers

4.19.1: Teams may run their own stickers without restriction in size.

4.19.2: Stickers may not use profanity or be of a crude nature.

4.19.3: Contingency stickers must be run in accordance with the contingency sponsor’s program.

W.E.ROCK will attempt to have every contingency sticker available.

W.E.ROCK will ask that all competitors run the event sponsor stickers, though not required.

 

4.20: Suspension

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the suspension rule is to help limit modifications, and to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable, yet provide the teams with an avenue for diversity.

The following are suspension guidelines for competition:

4.20.1: Reactive suspension systems are approved.

4.20.2: Manual suspension controls are not approved in this class, except for the use of a front or

rear winch.

4.20.3: Suspension pivot points, connecting points must be free of cracks and in good physical

condition as determined by a W.E.ROCK official.

4.20.4: OEM wheelbase measurements may be altered plus or minus 3”. Wheelbase may not be

changed during or between obstacles. Regardless of overall wheelbase dimension change, neither axle may be relocated more than 3″ fore/aft from OEM location relative to an unmodified point on the frame or body of WEROCK’s choosing.

4.20.5: Coils independent of another suspension item (including shocks), must be able to

maintain the vehicle ride height.

 

4.21: Tires

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the tire rule is to create a venue for all tire manufactures to showcase their mass production tires they sell to the light truck market through their normal retailers.  Specialty tires and compounds that are made in limited production runs or not available in-mass through typical retail tire-buying channels do not belong in the Stock Modified class.

The following are tire guidelines for competition:

4.21.1: All factory built tires from any manufacturer.

4.21.2: All automotive-based tires. No agricultural tires are approved.

4.21.3: Tire size limit is 35” or the metric equivalent, by sidewall designation. Tire size may be

verified by a measurement device and measuring actual diameter on the wheels that will be used

for competition with the vehicle on the ground measuring in a horizontal plane at the tire

centerline.

4.21.4: Vehicles must have no less than no more than or more than four (4) independent tires.

4.21.5: Tires are to be the only source of forward, side, or back movement of the vehicle. Any

device used to move the vehicle in these directions other than the tires is considered a tool or

winch and points will be assessed accordingly.

4.21.6: Tire Studs, screws, or anything added to the tire to aid traction will not be permitted

 

4.22: Transfer Case

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the transfer case rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable, yet provide the teams with an avenue for diversity. The transfer cases transfers power to the front axle and rear axle of a vehicle.

The following are transfer case guidelines for competition:

4.22.1: All mechanical transfer cases are approved.

4.22.2: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

 

4.23: Transmission

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the transmission rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable, yet provide the teams with an avenue for diversity.

The following are transmission guidelines for competition:

4.23.1: All automatic or manually operated transmissions are approved.

4.23.2: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

 

4.24: Wheels

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the wheel rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable, yet provide the teams with an avenue for diversity. The following are wheel guidelines for competition:

4.24.1: All steel and aluminum wheels are approved.

4.24.2: Bead lock wheels with locks on both the inner and outer side of the wheel or any

combination thereof are approved.

4.24.3: Wheels and bead locks must not interfere with the proper operation of brakes.

4.24.4: Wheels must be mounted onto the axle with a minimum of four lug studs.

4.24.5: All lug studs must have the proper nuts on them.

 

4.25: Winches

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the winch rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable, yet provide the teams with an avenue for diversity.

The following are winch guidelines for competition:

Winches in working order are required on the vehicle at all times while competing.

4.25.1: All professionally built and sold electric, hydraulic, and power take off winches, with a

minimum capacity of 5000 pounds on the first wrap of cable, are acceptable.

4.25.2: Winches must use rope type cable substitute with minimum burst strength of nine

thousand five hundred (9500) pounds.

4.25.3: Rope must be in acceptable condition with minimal fraying or kinks.

4.25.4: Winch line hooks must be rated at ten thousand (10000) pounds.

4.25.5: Winch must be mounted using all factory-mounting positions on either the bottom or front

and back.

4.25.6: Winch line hooks must have an attached strap, at least four inches in length.

4.25.7: Cable is not permitted for use as a Winch line.

4.25.8: Winch rope must be available for use during competition, may not be permanently

attached to the axle.

4.25.9: Must be in working order and able to use (not tied to the axle) during the event in the case

of an emergency or self extraction help

 

4.26: Window Nets

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the window net rule is to create a vehicle that is safe.

4.26.1: Safety nets are mandatory on all vehicles competing and must cover the complete open area of the driver’s side, if a limb can come out in any way, the area must be netted.
4.26.2:. Window Nets should be tight, so that no occupant should push the net out more than 4 inches
4.26.3: Separation between the net and the cage may not be any greater than 2 inches at any point throughout the entirety of the design.
4.26.4: Nets must be secured by a positive locking mechanism and shall be installed so that the driver can release the netting and exit the vehicle unassisted regardless of vehicle position.
4.26.5: Netting must be installed on the inside of the roll cage bars so that it will not be damaged or come off the vehicle in the event of a roll-over or slide on the side.
4.26.6: The net’s border or edge and mounting materials must be made of materials that are as strong as or stronger than the netting itself.
4.26.7: “Zip tie”, plastic fastener, or “Velcro” systems are not permitted. Acceptable methods of tying the nets into the vehicle include: Hose Clamps, metal hooks, snaps and steel rods.                                     4.26.8: Arm restraints will be allowed but must be in addition to the required safety nets.
4.26.9: Vehicles with “Wing Areas” (the area between the A pillar and A pillar support bar) may keep the area open without netting unless reachable by the occupant while harnessed inside of vehicle.
4.26.10: Vehicles with open areas below the window net on the driver’s side will enclose the openings so that an arm or leg cannot exit the openings. Openings may be enclosed using Lexan.

 

5.0:  PRO-MOD CLASS

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the Pro Modified Class is to create a venue where all

vehicles can be simply recognized through Manufacturer Association to bring Spectator Appeal.

This class is based on the idea of classic competition between manufacturers. Example:

NASCAR’s Ford vs. Chevy vs. Dodge. Individual make and model identity will draw the audience

to this class, therefore competition vehicles will have a minimum standard for resemblance of a

certain production or recognizable specialty vehicle.

 

5.1: Axles

W.E.ROCK’s Goal for the axle rule is to limit the use of axles to any production OEM axle that is automotive based, to further the goal of simple recognition. Therefore many styles of axles will be

permitted for use.

W.E.Rock considers axles to be the link between wheels on both front and rear ends. This

application begins at the end of the drive shaft and ends at the flange for wheels. It does not

include brake assemblies.

The following are axle guidelines for competition:

5.1.1: All axle widths, Live Axles, Solid axles, Independent, Military style drop in axles are

acceptable. Portals are acceptable.

5.1.2: No manual change of axle wheelbase is allowed.

5.1.3: Differentials must have some form of 100% locking abilities.

5.1.4: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container or contain 2 complete loops

so that fluid discharge is kept at a minimum.

5.1.5: Gear reduction may be prior to the axles or after the axles or a combination of both.

The Following 3 sections will encompass the same goal.

 

5.2: Body

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the Body Rule in the Pro Modified Class is to create a venue where all

vehicles can be simply recognized through Manufacturer Association to bring Spectator Appeal.

This class is based on the idea of classic competition between manufacturers. Example:

NASCAR’s Ford vs. Chevy vs. Dodge. Individual make and model identity will draw the audience

to this class, therefore competition vehicles will have a minimum standard for resemblance of a

certain production or recognizable specialty vehicle.

W.E.Rock considers the body to be the vehicles outer layer and includes the floor,

sides/door/doorskins, rear, hood, fender, grill, and firewall.

The following are body guidelines for competition:

5.2.1: Body panels must be made from the following materials: Steel, Fiberglass, LEXAN, Plastic,

Aluminum, & Carbon Fiber. A W.E.ROCK official must clear any other materials.

5.2.2: All Pro Modified vehicles must have an outer front and rear fender that resemble a 3

dimensional OEM Body panel of proclaimed vehicle.

5.2.3: All Body panels must look like an OEM body panel of proclaimed vehicle.

5.2.4: Vehicles using an OEM or direct-replacement tub or cab may run without doors or

doorskins. Any such vehicles will be held to strict adherence to cage rules regarding door bars.

5.2.5: Vehicles using non-OEM bodies must be equipped with doors or doorskins resembling the

OEM doors of the claimed vehicle. Any body structure narrowed from OEM will be regarded as

non-OEM even if the OEM tub/cab sides are retained, and required to run doorskins for occupant

safety. Example: http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/Dirtriot/3d_panel_rule_explination-1.jpg

5.2.6: Teams that wish to not use OEM designed type bodies run a “Themed” vehicle; they must

contain 3 dimensional panels for the entire length of the vehicle and still adhere to all other Pro

Modified Rules.

 

5.3: Hood/Grill

5.3.1: Must cover the top of the engine completely. Hood scoops and breather holes are

acceptable.

5.3.2: Fully open space cannot exist beyond twelve (12) inches in diameter without a baffle.

5.3.3: All hood panels must look like an OEM hood of proclaimed vehicle.

5.3.4: All vehicles must maintain an OEM Type grill; Logo may be removed due to advertising

and sponsor conflicts.

5.3.5: Head Lights, after-market lights, Off-Road Lights with same OEM-Orientation or graphics

resembling headlights of proclaimed vehicle must be in place.

 

5.4: Fenders

5.4.1: All Body panels must look like an OEM body panel of proclaimed vehicle.

5.4.2: All Limited vehicles must have an outer front and rear fender that resemble a 3 dimensional

OEM Body panel of proclaimed vehicle. Example:

 

5.5: Tub/Cab

5.5.1: General condition must be in good shape without excessive rust that would warrant

concern for safety.

5.5.2: Firewalls are required for fire safety and must be a minimum of forty-thousandths

aluminum, 20-gauge metal, or 1/8” lexan. Plexiglas is not permitted.

5.5.3: Firewalls must be ran from the left outer panel to the right outer panel and separate fully,

the driver from the engine compartment or must “Doghouse” the engine compartment, see this

link for examples: http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/Dirtriot/overhead_rules_firewall.jpg

5.5.4: Exposed transmission components must be covered with a safety shield to protect

occupants from possible exposure to transmission fluids in the event of transmission case

fractures or unforeseen fluid spills.

5.5.5: All Body panels must look like an OEM body panel of proclaimed vehicle.

5.5.6: All vehicles must have a floorboard running from under the control pedals, back to the

forward edge of the seat. The floorboard must be a minimum of forty-thousandths aluminum, 20-

gauge metal, 20-gauge expanded metal, or 1/8” lexan. Plexiglas is not permitted.

5.5.7: Vehicle must have two seats that sit side by side on the same horizontal plane from front to

front and back to back mounting points.

5.5.8: Boat-siding and Dove-tailing is allowed

5.5.9: Vehicle must be 48 inches wide at the door bar junction to the B-Pillar. See this link for

visual example: http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/Dirtriot/48inch_rule_explination.jpg

 

5.6: Brakes

W.E.Rock considers the brakes to be the source of control for slowing and stopping wheels.

The following are the brake guidelines for competition:

5.6.1: Mechanically operated brakes are approved.

5.6.2: Hydraulic assisted brakes are approved.

5.6.3: The brake pedal on the floor must operate all brakes.

5.6.4: Competitors may use secondary brakes for operating individual brakes on the vehicle.

5.6.5: A W.E.Rock official inspector must approve transmission or pinion brakes if they are the

primary source of braking.

5.6.6: Emergency brake hydraulic locks or mechanical locks are approved for emergency brakes.

5.6.7: Emergency brake gears (mechanical type) must be in good shape and not worn to a point

of possible disengagement while under a load.

5.6.8: Brakes must be in good working condition with adequate pads. Brakes that are worn out or

oil soaked will not pass.

5.6.9: Brake lines must be in good shape without leaks and ran in a safe route from cylinders to

brakes.

5.6.10: Master and slave cylinders must be in good shape without leaks. Adequate braking

resistance at the pedal is required.

 

 

 

5.7: Bumpers

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the Bumper Rule is to keep any stinger, push bar, or bumper separated

from the mainframe rails so that the Bumper is not confused with any frame height/width rule.

W.E.Rock considers the front bumper to be the foremost part of the chassis including push bars,

stingers, etc. The rear bumper is considered to be the rearmost part of the vehicle.

5.7.1: Bumpers must connect the right and left frame rail.

5.7.2: A stinger is considered to be an up-swept bumper of an approximately “A” shape. It

includes the top, sides, and any bends transitioning from its sides into other chassis components.

5.7.3: A bumper is considered to be the front most cross member at the end of the frame,

including the actual lateral member, and any bends transitioning from that lateral member into

other chassis components. Example: http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/Dirtriot/Image1.jpg

5.7.4: If no bumper is present, the ends of the frame rails will be considered the bumper.

5.7.5: The bumper may be detachable so teams may bounce from series to series. Bumpers may

not be considered “Consumable” by having a thinner tubing wall construction of .095.

 

5.8: Cooling

W.E.Rock considers the following to be part of the cooling system: Radiators, hoses, engine

ports, heater hoses, and coolant products.

The following are the cooling guidelines for competition:

5.8.1: Air Cooling is approved.

5.8.2: Water-cooled systems are approved.

5.8.3: Radiators must be securely mounted and covered so that, in the event of a break in the

Coolant Lines, spectators, spotters and drivers are protected from the coolant spill.

5.8.4: Hoses and connections must be in good condition without cracks, all connections must

have a tightening device that utilizes a mechanical means to secure the connection.

5.8.5: Top mount (roof mount) radiators are not approved.

5.8.6: Radiators must have an OEM or adequate sized aftermarket overflow bottle, securely

mounted, and connected to the radiator by an overflow tube. Overflow bottles may not be

mounted over or in the passenger compartment. Overflow bottles may not be beverage

containers.

5.8.7: The use of Ethylene Glycol is not permitted.

5.8.8: Vent tubes must be attached to an adequate sized fluid containment container.

 

5.9: Drive shafts

W.E.Rock consider the drive shaft to be the working link between the transfer case and the axles.

The following are approved for competition:

5.9.1: All mechanical drive shafts

5.9.2: All Driveline u-joints must be covered so that broken parts may not hit any occupants.

 

5.10: Electrical

W.E.Rock considers all wires, lights, batteries, and any other items controlled by or conducting

electricity as its function to be part of the electrical system.

The following are electrical guidelines for competition:

5.10.1: Batteries must be in good shape with adequate mounting to keep the battery in place in

the event of a roll.

5.10.2: All batteries must be of a non-spill type.

5.10.3: Mounting must be a clamp type mount that “cages” the battery in position. Foot-type

clamp mounting is not approved.

5.10.4: A “Master” kill switch that shuts down every electrical system is required to be mounted

on the dash, clearly labeled and in proper working order. This switch must kill the engine when

switched to the “off” position.

5.10.5: Wires must be in a condition and position that is safe. Exposed or burned wires are not

approved.

 

5.11: Engine/Motor

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the Engine/Motor Rule is to encompass the OEM look and design so that

fans can associate with the characteristics and handling of the Limited Class vehicles.

W.E.Rock considers the system designed to create torque and horsepower, including blocks,

heads, valve cover, oil pan and all internals of such system to be classed as part of the engine.

W.E.ROCK Defines Automotive Based as: Having originated, or been designed for use, in a

vehicle having not less than four wheels, intended primarily (more than 50% of engine production)

for highway use in a passenger- or cargo- carrying motor vehicle. This does not include engines

designed primarily for off-highway equipment or recreational use, aviation, marine, or stationary

applications.

The following are the engine guidelines for competition:

5.11.1: All engines of automotive based sizes and configurations are approved.

5.11.2: Engine must be free of leaks.

5.11.3: Engine mounts must be in good condition and of adequate material to support the engine.

5.11.4: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

5.11.5: Dipstick caps must be sealed.

5.11.6: The rearmost portion of the engine must be placed forward of the front of the driver

passenger seats.

5.11.7: Electric Motors are not permitted.

 

5.12: Fuel System

The fuel system includes all components and connections used to store, deliver, and mix fuel and

air on the vehicle. This includes the type of fuel used.

The following are fuel system guidelines for competition:

5.12.1: Carburetors are approved.

5.12.2: Fuel Injection systems that either inject fuel from a throttle body or through ports is

approved.

5.12.3: Non-vented gas caps are mandatory (Vented gas caps are not approved).

5.12.4: Unleaded, leaded, propane, natural gas, and diesel fuels are approved.

5.12.5: Alcohol is not approved for competition as a main fuel (see above).

5.12.6: Fuel systems must be sealed with a rollover valve installed in the fuel vent line.

5.12.7: Ball valves must be installed on all fuel lines including vent lines. Ball valves must be

mounted so that they can be easily accessible.

5.12.8: Fuel lines must be ran from the fuel tank or cell to the engine in a safe route.

5.12.9: Fuel lines must be free of leaks or cracks in hoses.

5.12.10: Throttle assemblies must be in good order and work smoothly. Throttles that do not

move smoothly throughout their entire range of motion will not pass.

5.12.11: Hand throttles are approved but must automatically return to the non-throttle position.

5.12.12: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

5.12.13: Fuel Cells of rubber (Bladder Type encased in a steel or aluminum case) and plastic

construction will be the only approved fuel cells allowed.

 

5.13: Frame/Chassis

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the Frame/Chassis Rule is to create a venue where all vehicles can be

simply recognized through Manufacturer Association to bring Spectator Appeal. This class is

based on the idea of classic competition between manufacturers. Example: NASCAR’s Ford vs.

Chevy vs. Dodge. Individual make and model identity will draw the audience to this class,

therefore competition vehicles will have a minimum standard for resemblance of a certain

production or recognizable specialty vehicle.

W.E.Rock considers the frame of a vehicle to be the two rails supporting the mounting of the body

and drive train as the main frame, and connecting cross members as the sub frame.

The following are frame guidelines for competition:

5.13.1: Boxed, semi boxed, round tube, or unibody mainframe material must be made of a

magnetic steel.

5.13.2: Frame must be similar to that of a ladder type or perimeter type mainframe consisting of

two rails and attendant crossmembers. Tubes considered the “Frame Rails” must sit under the

top of the tire throughout the entire length of the frame. Length of the frame is determined in the

rule 5.13.3 This includes any diversions located in the main frame rails.

5.13.3: In a round tube chassis, the frame rails will be considered the lowest tube running the

entire length from 15 ½ inches forward of the centerline of the front axles to the centerline of the rear axle.

5.13.4: Frame Rails cannot be any shorter than 15 ½ inches forward of the centerline of the front axle. This can be achieved thru the use of a bolt on frame extension fabricated of like design elements so that it can withstand impact. Flimsy sacrificial extensions used to enhance approach angle on first impact

are not permitted. The intent of this revision is to allow for better approach angles outside of

WEROCK competition thru the removal of the frame extension portion. Example:

5.13.5: Frame Rails cannot be any shorter than the centerline of the rear axle.

5.13.6: Between the front of the front tire and the centerline of the rear axle, no point of the right

and left frame rail may be any closer to each other than 16″ measured horizontally.

5.13.7: Notching the frame for link arm mounting is legal. Notches are not required to meet rule

5.13.8. Notching for any other reason in the main frame is not permitted.

5.13.9: The frame rails must run within four (4) inches of vertical alignment in relation to each

other for the entire length of these specifications. This includes Diversions.

5.13.10: The bottom of the frame rail may not be any higher than the top of the tire.

5.13.11: Frame material must be at least 1.5″ external dimension (diameter or side

measurement) magnetic steel, with a minimum of 0.120″ wall thickness. Aluminum and other soft

materials are not permitted. A W.E.Rock official must approve frames made of other material or in

other wall thickness/diameters.

5.13.12: If round tubing is used for the main frame rails, it must extend from at least the front

edge of the front tires, to the centerline of the rear axle, excluding any stingers, bumpers, etc (see

5.7 Bumpers). The bottom of the tube may not be higher than the top of the tire at any point along

this path from front to rear.

5.13.13: Any bumpers or bends for bumpers attached to the frame rails, whether round or square

tube, must sit with 1.5” true measurement from the point that is no shorter than 15 ½ inches forward of the centerline of the front axles or further forward. All bumpers and frame rails must be made of magnetic construction.

 

5.14: Vehicle Numbers

Vehicle numbers must be displayed on the right, and left sides of the vehicle.

5.14.1: Numbers are to be no less than six 6” tall.

5.14.2: All numbers are to be the responsibility of the teams. If a team has a number preference,

they must ask for that number to be assigned them, before the season starts. Numbers will be

issued on a first come first served basis. If a number has been pre-assigned to another

competitor, the second competitor will have to change their number. To request a number, the

team must be signed up for the W.E.Rock Series.

5.14.3: W.E.Rock recommends a detachable number plate be used.

 

5.15: Roll bars/Cages

W.E.ROCK’s Goal for the Roll Bars/Cages rule is to ensure safety while still incorporating

W.E.ROCK’s central goal of vehicle recognition.

W.E.Rock considers the cage as the safety bars surrounding the driver. Cages must be designed

to protect the occupant in the event of a rollover.

The following are roll bar/cage guidelines for competition:

5.15.1: Six (6) point mounting cages covering the driver are required.

5.15.2: OEM bars are approved for a portion of the roll cage.

5.15.3: Handles are required on the interior portion of the roll-cage or vehicle.

5.15.4: Round steel tubing (D.O.M Preferred) 1.5” O.D with 0.120” wall is compulsory for the

basic roll cage. Aluminum and/or soft metals are not permitted. Roll bar construction must be

welded. A W.E.Rock official must approve roll cages made of other material or in other wall

thickness/diameters.

5.15.5: Connection positions of the roll cage must tie in to the frame of the vehicle; Body mounts

are considered a tie in point.

5.15.6: The front-most position must be no farther toward the rear of the vehicle than fifteen (15)

inches behind the throttle and brake pedals.

5.15.7: The Cage must have a space no wider than 24” above the driver’s head, and at least 1

spreader bar between the front main bar and rear main bar are required.

5.15.8: Cage Top must be at least 34” wide at the top portion of the B-Pillar and be of symmetrical

shape from driver’s side to passenger side.

5.15.9: Gussets must be welded in the four corners of the “halo”. Gussets may be tubing or plate

steel and may not be any smaller than 1”x1”

 

 

5.15.10: A minimum of.040 magnetic expanded or flat sheet metal, or 1/8” aluminum, must cover

the area immediately over the driver seat and be welded or bolted to the roll cage. Steel tubing

must surround the roof panel.

5.15.11: W.E.Rock recommends a spreader bar to be mounted under the dash area to connect

the right and left “A” pillars.

5.15.12: If doors are not ran, a bar running from the “B” pillar, at approximately shoulder height, to

the “A” pillar, at approximately shin height, must be ran. This can be a bolt in piece.

5.15.13: A “periscope bar” may be no longer than 12” above the “halo” bar. This may be used as

an attaching position for tow straps.

5.15.14: Cage must be at least 48 inches wide at the door bar junction to the B-Pillar. Any add on

tubing to meet the 48-inch wide rule may not be moveable so that it hits an object and slides

forward or backward with ease. It may be a quick detachable system so that you may remove it

for other events.

5.15.15: All cages must be equipped with at least one side shear diagonal brace from the top of

the cage (roof level) at the B-Pillar to the opposite side of the chassis at the Door Bar Junction of

the B-Pillar or the Rocker Junction of the B-Pillar.

5.15.16: Cage height must be a minimum of 3 inches from the entire helmet of the driver

 

5.16: Seating

W.E.ROCK’s Goal for the Seating rule is to ensure safety while still incorporating W.E.ROCK’s

central goal of vehicle recognition. Suspension Seats are considered seats that absorb impact

through springs, a Sling Design, or Foam that helps inhibit spinal compression.

The following are seating guidelines for competition:

5.16.1: All seats must have padded rib protectors and lower torso containment on the left and the

right side.

5.16.2: Adequately padded headrests or neck supports acceptable to W.E.Rock official

inspectors are required.

5.16.3: Seats must be mounted to the roll cage. Mounting to the body is not permitted.

5.16.4: An approved Five-point harness is mandatory and must be worn at all times while on an

obstacle.

5.16.5: Vehicle must have two seats that sit side by side on the same horizontal plane from front

to front and back to back mounting points.

5.16.6: Seats must maintain the same size characteristics in comparision to each other. Ex.

vehicles must use 2 adult sized seats or two kids sized seats, depending on the size and safety of

the driver

5.16.7: Comparing the left seat and right seat, seat corners must be mounted on the same

horizontal plane, front to front and back to back

5.16.8: Left seat bottom must maintain the same degree of tilt at the main seat rails, front to back

and side to side, as the right seat bottom.

 

5.17: Steering

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the Steering Rule is to create a fairness to the addition of older style vehicle.

W.E.Rock considers steering to be all components designed to turn the vehicle wheels to the left

or right of the vehicle centerline.

The following are steering guidelines for competition:

5.17.1: Full Mechanical steering is permitted.

5.17.2: Hydraulic Assisted steering is permitted. Full Hydraulic Steering is permitted.

5.17.3: Rear Steering is not permitted. If the vehicle is equipped with rear steer, then teams must

completely lock out the rear steer with welded on tabs and bolted fastening devices so that there

is no question of rear steering movement.

5.17.4: Brake Steering (See Brakes).

5.17.5: All steering components, u-joints, and fittings must be in good working order as

determined by a W.E.Rock official.

5.17.6: Hydraulic steering fluids must not leak.

5.17.7: Hydraulic lines must be steel braided or commercially sold hydraulic line in good shape.

All lines must be run in a safe route.

5.17.8: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

5.17.9: All steering lines, which run through the cockpit, must be entirely shielded to protect all

occupants.

 

5.18: Stickers

5.18.1: Teams may run their own stickers without restriction in size.

5.18.2: Stickers may not use profanity or be of a crude nature.

5.18.3: Contingency stickers must be run in accordance with the contingency sponsor’s program.

Contingency stickers are the responsibility of the competitor.

W.E.Rock will attempt to have every contingency sticker available.

W.E.Rock will ask that all competitors run the event sponsor stickers, though not required.

 

5.19: Suspension

The following are suspension guidelines for competition:

5.19.1: Reactive suspension systems are approved,

5.19.2: Manual suspension controls (ie. Forced Hydraulics) are approved in this class but may

not control individual tires. This may only be used to aid movement of the entire front or rear axle

as a whole.

5.19.3: Suspension pivot points, connecting points must be free of cracks and in good physical

condition as determined by a W.E.Rock official.

 

5.20: Tires

The following are tire guidelines for competition:

5.20.1: All factory built tires from any manufacturer.

5.20.2: All automotive-based tires. No agricultural tires are approved.

5.20.3: Tires are to be the only source of forward, side, or back movement of the vehicle. Any

device used to move the vehicle in these directions other than the tires is considered a tool or

winch and points will be assessed accordingly.

5.20.4: Maximum tire size of 37” is allowed by sidewall reading.

5.20.5: Tire Studs, screws, or anything added to the tire to aid traction will not be permitted

 

5.21: Transfer Case

The transfer cases transfers power to the front axle and rear axle of a vehicle.

The following are transfer case guidelines for competition:

5.21.1: All transfer cases are approved.

5.21.2: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

5.21.3: All Driveline u-joints must be covered so that broken parts may not hit any occupants.

 

5.22: Transmission

The following are transmission guidelines for competition:

5.22.1: All automatic or manually operated transmissions are approved.

5.22.2: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

5.22.3: Exposed transmission components must be covered with a safety shield to protect

occupants from possible exposure to transmission fluids in the event of transmission case

fractures or unforeseen fluid spills. The Transmission cover must be a minimum of .040

aluminum, 20-gauge metal, 20-gauge expanded metal, or 3/16” lexan. Plexiglas is

not permited.

 

5.23: Weight

Weight is the total vehicle weight.

5.23.1: The vehicle must weigh a minimum of 2500 without the driver while competing. A

W.E.Rock marshal may approve weight reduction based on damage while competing

5.23.2: Use of environmentally damaging compounds, fluids, etc. is not permitted for weight in the

tires. This includes Lead. Determination of this rule will be left to occurrences; therefore penalties

will be issued once the tire has torn, broken, etc. and the environmentally damaging compounds

or Fluids have been released.

 

 

 

 

5.24: Wheels

The following are wheel guidelines for competition:

5.24.1: All steel and aluminum wheels are approved.

5.24.2: Bead lock wheels with locks on both the inner and outer side of the wheel or any

combination thereof are approved.

5.24.3: Wheels and bead locks must not interfere with the proper operation of brakes.

5.24.4: Wheels must be mounted onto the axle with a minimum of four lug studs.

5.24.5: All lug studs must have the proper nuts on them.

 

5.25: Winches

The following are winch guidelines for competition:

Winches in working order are required on the vehicle at all times while competing.

5.25.1: All professionally built and sold electric, hydraulic, and power take off winches, with a

minimum capacity of 5000 pounds on the first wrap of cable, are acceptable.

5.25.2: Winches must use rope type cable substitute with minimum burst strength of nine

thousand five hundred (9500) pounds.

5.25.3: Rope must be in acceptable condition with minimal fraying or kinks.

5.25.4: Winch line hooks must be rated at ten thousand (10000) pounds.

5.25.5: Winch must be mounted using all factory-mounting positions on either the bottom or front

and back.

5.25.6: Winch line hooks must have an attached strap, at least four inches in length.

5.25.7: Cable is not permitted for use as a Winch line.

5.25.8: Winch rope must be available for use during competition, may not be permanently

attached to the axle.

5.25.9: Must be in working order and able to use (not tied to the axle) during the event in the case

of an emergency or self extraction help

 

5.26 Window Nets

5.26.1: Safety nets are mandatory on all vehicles competing and must cover the

complete open window areas where the driver can reach out. Wing Window areas

included if drivers can reach any portion of their body out while fully belted in. This

does not include the Windshield gap.

5.26.2: Window Nets should be tight, so that no occupant should push the net out

more than 4 inches.

5.26.3: Window nets should cover the entire main window area. Moreover, if a

limb can come out in any way, the area must be netted.

5.26.4: Separation between the net and the cage may not be any greater than 2

inches at any point throughout the entirety of the design.

5.26.5: Nets must be secured by a positive locking mechanism and shall be installed

so that the driver can release the netting and exit the vehicle unassisted regardless

of vehicle position.

5.26.6: Netting must be installed on the inside of the roll cage bars so that it will not

be damaged or come off the vehicle in the event of a roll-over or slide on the side.

5.26.7: The net’s border or edge and mounting materials must be made of materials

that are as strong or stronger than the netting itself.

5.26.8: “Zip tie”, plastic fastener, or “Velcro” systems are not permitted. Acceptable

methods of tying the nets into the vehicle include: Hose Clamps, metal hooks, and

steel rods. Attachment points must be welded tabs, holes drilled in the cage

material will NOT be allowed.

5.26.9: Arm restraints will be allowed but must be in addition to the required safety

nets.

5.26.10: Vehicles with “Wing Areas” (the area between the A pillar and A pillar

support bar) may keep the area open without netting unless reachable by the

occupant while harnessed inside of vehicle.

 

 

 

 

6.0: Unlimited Class

Unlimited Class Goal:

W.E.Rock’s Goal in the Unlimited Class is to create a venue where technology can be pushed with minimal limitations beyond safety. Based solely on the idea of a true fabricators class, this venue will allow the technology of rock crawling to be pushed to new heights. In this age of high technology, the more exotic a vehicle looks, the more the crowds will appreciate them. The  appeal of this class will be the many unique designs allowed. The event formatting must be under constant review for this class, so expect that to change as fast as the technology seen on the courses. A true Unlimited class would be no fun without a few limits, so understand that if a technological advantage is found to be too great for the competition industry as a whole to keep up with, some restrictions or handicaps may be used to control domination, which can harm a sport in the long run. Otherwise, the courses and regulations will reflect these advancements and will demonstrate the amazing technical abilities of the most advanced class of rock crawlers ever.

 

6.1: Axles

W.E.ROCK’s Goal in the Unlimited Class is to open up the restrictions and create a true unlimited class where builders and fabricators can push the technology.

6.1.1: All axle widths, Live Axles, Solid axles, Independent, Military style drop in axles, and farm equipment axles are acceptable.

6.1.2: Gear reduction may be prior to the axles or after the axles or a combination of both.

6.1.3: Manual wheelbase changes are allowed.

6.1.4: Differentials must have some form of 100% locking abilities.

6.1.5: Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container or contain 2 complete loops so that fluid discharge is kept at a minimal.

 

6.2: Body

W.E.Rock considers the body to be the vehicles outer layer and includes the floor, sides, rear, hood, fender, grill, and firewall.

The following are body guidelines for competition:

6.2.1: All vehicles must retain a shield or firewall that separate the occupants from the engine.

6.2.2: Firewalls are required for fire safety and must be a minimum of .040 aluminum, 20-gauge metal, or 1/8” lexan. Plexiglas is not permitted.

6.2.3: Exposed transmission components must be covered with a safety shield to protect occupants from possible exposure to transmission fluids in the event of transmission case fractures or unforeseen fluid spills

 

6.3: Hood

6.3.1: Must cover the top of the engine completely. Hood scoops and breather holes are acceptable.

6.3.2: Fully open space cannot exist beyond twelve (12) inches in diameter without a baffle.

6.3.3: A Rear Engines Vehicle’s hood is considered the material directly behind the occupant’s head that separates occupants from the engine entirely.

 

6.4: Fenders

Not required.

 

6.5: Tub/Cab

6.5.1: General condition must be in good shape without excessive rust that would warrant concern for safety.

6.5.2: Firewalls are required for fire safety and must be a minimum of .040 aluminum, 20-gauge metal, or 1/8” lexan. Plexiglas is not permitted.

6.5.3: Firewalls must be ran from the left outer panel to the right outer panel and separate fully, the driver from the engine compartment or must “Doghouse” the engine compartment, see this link for examples: http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/Dirtriot/overhead_rules_firewall.jpg

6.5.4: Exposed transmission components must be covered with a safety shield to protect occupants from possible exposure to transmission fluids in the event of transmission case fractures or unforeseen fluid spills.

6.5.5: Body panels, though not required are highly recommended.

6.5.6: All vehicles must have a floorboard running from under the control pedals, back to the forward edge of the seat. The floorboard must be a minimum of .040 aluminum, 20- gauge metal, 20-gauge expanded metal, or 1/8” lexan. Plexiglas is not permitted.

 

6.6: Brakes

W.E.Rock considers the brakes to be the source of control for slowing and stopping wheels. The following are the brake guidelines for competition:

6.6.1: Mechanically operated brakes are approved.

6.6.2: Hydraulic assisted brakes are approved.

6.6.3: The brake pedal on the floor must operate all brakes.

6.6.4: Competitors may use secondary brakes for operating individual brakes on the vehicle.

6.6.5: A W.E.Rock official inspector must approve transmission or pinion brakes if they are the primary source of braking.

6.6.6: Emergency brake hydraulic locks or mechanical locks are approved for emergency brakes.

6.6.7: Emergency brake gears (mechanical type) must be in good shape and not worn to a point of possibly disengagement while under a load.

6.6.8: Brakes must be in good working condition with adequate pads. Brakes that are worn out or oil soaked will not pass.

6.6.9: Brake lines must be in good shape without leaks and ran in a safe route from cylinders to brakes.

6.6.10: Master and slave cylinders must be in good shape without leaks. Adequate braking resistance at the pedal is required.

 

6.7: Bumpers

W.E.Rock considers the front bumper to be the foremost part of the frame excluding push bars, stingers, etc. The rear bumper is considered to be the rearmost part of the vehicle.

6.7.1: Bumpers must connect the right and left frame rail.

 

6.8: Cooling

W.E.Rock considers the following to be part of the cooling system: Radiators, hoses, engine ports, heater hoses, and coolant products.

The following are the cooling guidelines for competition:

6.8.1   : Air Cooling is approved.

6.8.2   : Water-cooled systems are approved.

6.8.3   : Radiators must be securely mounted and covered so that, in the event of a break in the Coolant Lines, spectators, spotters and drivers are protected from the coolant spill.

6.8.4   : Hoses and connections must be in good condition without cracks, all connections must have a tightening device that utilizes a mechanical means to secure the connection.

6.8.5   : Top mount (roof mount) radiators are not approved.

6.8.6   : Radiators must have an OEM or adequate sized aftermarket overflow bottle, securely mounted, and connected to the radiator by an overflow tube. Overflow bottles may not be mounted over or in the passenger compartment. Overflow bottles may not be beverage containers.

6.8.7   : The use of Ethylene Glycol is not permitted.

6.8.8   : Vent tubes must be attached to an adequate sized fluid containment container.

 

6.9: Drive shafts

W.E.Rock consider the drive shaft to be the working link between the transfer case and the axles. The following are approved for competition:

6.9.1   : All mechanical drive shafts are approved.

6.9.2   : All Driveline u-joints must be covered so that broken parts may not hit any occupants.

 

6.10: Electrical

W.E.Rock includes all wires, lights, batteries, and any other items controlled by or conducting electricity as its function to be part of the electrical system.

The following are electrical guidelines for competition:

6.10.1                  : Batteries must be in good shape with adequate mounting to keep the battery in place in the event of a roll.

6.10.2                  : All batteries must be of a non-spill type.

6.10.3                  : Mounting must be a clamp type mount that “cages” the battery in position. Foot-type clamp mounting is not approved.

6.10.4                  : A “Master” kill switch that shuts down every electrical system is required to be mounted on the dash, clearly labeled and in proper working order. This switch must kill the engine when switched to the “off” position.

6.10.5                  : Wires must be in a condition and position that is safe. Exposed or burned wires are not approved.

 

6.11: Engine/Motor

W.E.Rock considers the system designed to create torque and horsepower, including blocks, heads, valve cover, oil pan and all internals of such system to be classed as part of the engine. The following the engine guidelines for competition:

6.11.1                  : All engine/motor sizes and configurations are approved.

6.11.2                  : Engine/motor must be free of leaks.

6.11.3                  : Engine/motor mounts must be in good condition and of adequate material to support the engine.

6.11.4                  : Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

6.11.5                  : Dipstick caps must be sealed.

 

6.12   : Fuel System

The fuel system includes all components and connections used to store, deliver, and mix fuel and air on the vehicle. This includes the type of fuel used.

The following are fuel system guidelines for competition:

6.12.1                  : Carburetors are approved.

6.12.2                  : Fuel Injection systems that either injects fuel from a throttle body or thru ports is approved.

6.12.3                  : Non-vented gas caps are mandatory (Vented gas caps are not approved).

6.12.4                  : Unleaded, leaded, propane, natural gas, and diesel fuels are approved.

6.12.5                  : Alcohol is not approved for competition as a main fuel (see above).

6.12.6                  : Fuel systems must be sealed with a rollover valve installed in the fuel vent line.

6.12.7: Ball valves must be installed on all fuel lines including vent lines. Ball valves must be mounted so that they can be easily accessible.

6.12.8                  : Fuel lines must be ran from the fuel tank or cell to the engine in a safe route.

6.12.9                  : Fuel lines must be free of leaks or cracks in hoses.

6.12.10               : Throttle assemblies must be in good order and work smoothly. Throttles that do not move smoothly throughout their entire range of motion will not pass.

6.12.11               : Hand throttles are approved but must automatically return to the non-throttle position.

6.12.12               : Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

6.12.13               : Fuel Cells of rubber (Bladder Type encased in a steel or aluminum case) and plastic construction will be the only approved fuel cells allowed.

 

 

6.13: Frame/Chassis

W.E.Rock considers the frame of a vehicle to be the two rails supporting the mounting of the body and drive train as the main frame, and connecting cross members as the sub frame.

The following are frame guidelines for competition:

6.13.1                  : Tubing, boxed, or semi boxed mainframe material must be made of a magnetic steel.

6.13.2                  : Tubing in mainframe material must be no less than .75” outside diameter.

 

6.14   : Vehicle Numbers

Vehicle numbers must be displayed on the right, and left sides of the vehicle.

6.14.1                  : Numbers are to be no less than six 6” tall.

6.14.2                  : All numbers are to be the responsibility of the teams. If a team has a number preference, they must ask for that number to be assigned them, before the season starts. Numbers will be issued on a first come first served basis. If a number has been pre-assigned to another competitor, the second competitor will have to change their number. To request a number, the team must be signed up for the W.E.Rock Series.

6.14.3                  : W.E.Rock recommends a detachable number plate be used.

 

6.15: Roll bars/Cages

W.E.Rock considers the cage as the safety bars surrounding the driver. Cages must be designed to protect the occupant in the event of a rollover.

The following are roll bar/cage guidelines for competition:

6.15.1                  : Six (6) point mounting cages covering the driver are required.

6.15.2                  : OEM bars are approved for a portion of the roll cage.

6.15.3                  : Handles are required on the interior portion of the roll-cage or vehicle.

6.15.4                  : Round steel tubing (D.O.M Preferred) 1.5” O.D with 0.095” wall is compulsory for the basic roll cage. Aluminum and/or soft metals are not permitted. Roll bar construction must be welded. A W.E.Rock official must approve roll cages made of other material or in other wall thickness/diameters.

6.15.5                  : Connection positions of the roll cage must tie in to the frame of the vehicle; Body mounts are considered a tie in point.

6.15.6                  : The front-most position must be no farther toward the rear of the vehicle than fifteen (15) inches behind the throttle and brake pedals.

6.15.7                  : The Cage must have a space no wider than 24” above the driver’s head, and at least 1 spreader bar between the front main bar and rear main bar are required unless the cage top is 24” wide or less.

6.15.8                  : Gussets must be welded in the four corners of the “halo”. Gussets may be tubing or plate steel.

6.15.9                  : A minimum of.040 magnetic expanded or flat sheet metal, or 1/8” aluminum, must cover the area immediately over the driver seat and be welded or bolted to the roll cage. Steel tubing must surround the roof panel.

6.15.10               : W.E.Rock recommends a spreader bar to be mounted under the dash area to connect the right and left “A” pillars.

6.15.11               : If doors are not ran, a bar running from the “B” pillar, at approximately shoulder height, to the “A” pillar, at approximately shin height, must be ran. This can be a bolt in piece.

6.15.12               : A “periscope bar” may be no longer than 12” above the “halo” bar. This may be used as an attaching position for tow straps.

6.15.13               : Cage height must be a minimum of 3 inches from the entire helmet of the driver

 

6.16   : Seating

The following are seating guidelines for competition:

6.16.1                  : All W.E.Rock approved seats must have padded rib protectors and seat leg extensions on the left and the right side.

6.16.2                  : Adequately padded headrest or neck support acceptable to W.E.Rock official inspectors is required.

6.16.3                  : Single seat configurations acceptable.

6.16.4                  : Seats must be mounted to the roll cage. Mounting to the body is not permitted.

6.16.5                  : An approved Five-point harness is mandatory and must be worn at all times while on an obstacle.

 

6.17: Steering

W.E.Rock considers steering to be all components designed to turn the vehicle wheels to the left of right of the vehicle centerline.

The following are steering guidelines for competition:

6.17.1                  : Full Hydraulic steering is permitted.

6.17.2                  : Rear Steering is permitted.

6.17.3                  : Brake Steering (See Brakes).

6.17.4                  : All steering components, u-joints, and fittings must be in good working order as determined by a W.E.Rock official.

6.17.5: Hydraulic steering fluids must not leak.

6.17.6                  : Hydraulic lines must be steel braided line in good shape. All lines must be run in a safe route.

6.17.7                  : Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

 

6.18   : Stickers

  6.18.1: Teams may run their own stickers without restriction in size.

  6.18.2: Stickers may not use profanity or be of a crude nature.

  6.18.3: Contingency stickers must be run in accordance with the contingency sponsor’s program.

Contingency stickers are the responsibility of the competitor.

W.E.Rock will attempt to have every contingency sticker available.

W.E.Rock will ask that all competitors run the event sponsor stickers, though not required.

 

 

6.19   : Suspension

The following are suspension guidelines for competition:

6.19.1                  : Reactive suspension systems are approved.

6.19.2                  : Manual suspension controls (ie. Forced Hydraulics) are approved in this class.

6.19.3                  : Suspension pivot points, connecting points must be free of cracks and in good physical condition as determined by a W.E.Rock official.

 

6.20   : Tires

The following are tire guidelines for competition:

6.20.1                  : All factory built tires from any manufacturer.

6.20.2                  : All automotive-based tires. No agricultural tires are approved.

6.20.3                  : Tires are to be the only source of forward, side, or back movement of the vehicle. Any device used to move the vehicle in these directions other than the tires is considered a tool or winch and points will be assessed accordingly.

6.20.4                  : Tire Studs, screws, or anything added to the tire to aid traction are not permitted

 

6.21   : Transfer Case

The transfer cases transfers power to the front axle and rear axle of a vehicle. The following are transfer case guidelines for competition:

6.21.1                  : All transfer cases are approved.

6.21.2                  : Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

6.21.3                  : All Driveline u-joints must be covered so that broken parts may not hit any occupants.

 

6.22   : Transmission

The following are transmission guidelines for competition:

6.22.1                  : All automatic or manually operated transmissions are approved.

6.22.2                  : Vent tubes must be attached to a fluid containment container.

 

6.23   : Weight

Weight is the total vehicle weight.

6.23.1                  : The vehicle must weigh a minimum of 2200 without the driver while competing. A W.E.Rock marshal may approve weight reduction based on damage while competing.

6.23.2                  : Use of environmentally damaging compounds, fluids, etc. is not permitted for weight in the tires. This includes Lead. Determination of this rule will be left to occurrences; therefore penalties will be issued once the tire has torn, broken, etc. and the environmentally damaging compounds or Fluids have been released.

 

6.24   : Wheels

The following are wheel guidelines for competition:

6.24.1                  : All steel and aluminum wheels are approved.

6.24.2                  : Bead lock wheels with locks on both the inner and outer side of the wheel or any combination thereof are approved.

6.24.3                  : Wheels and bead locks must not interfere with the proper operation of brakes.

6.24.4                  : Wheels must be mounted onto the axle with a minimum of four lug studs.

6.24.5                  : All lug studs must have the proper nuts on them.

 

6.25   : Winches

The following are winch guidelines for competition:

Winches in working order are required on the vehicle at all times while competing.

  6.25.1: All professionally built and sold electric, hydraulic, and power take off winches, with a

minimum capacity of 5000 pounds on the first wrap of cable, are acceptable.

  6.25.2: Winches must use rope type cable substitute with minimum burst strength of nine

thousand five hundred (9500) pounds.

  6.25.3: Rope must be in acceptable condition with minimal fraying or kinks.

  6.25.4: Winch line hooks must be rated at ten thousand (10000) pounds.

  6.25.5: Winch must be mounted using all factory-mounting positions on either the bottom or front

and back.

  6.25.6: Winch line hooks must have an attached strap, at least four inches in length.

  6.25.7: Cable is not permitted for use as a Winch line.

  6.25.8: Winch rope must be available for use during competition, may not be permanently

attached to the axle.

  6.25.9: Must be in working order and able to use (not tied to the axle) during the event in the case

of an emergency or self extraction help

 

6.26: Window Nets

6.26.1: Safety nets are mandatory on all vehicles competing and must cover the complete open window areas where the driver can reach out. Wing Window areas included if drivers can reach any portion of their body out while fully belted in. This does not include the Windshield gap.

6.26.2: Window Nets should be tight, so that no occupant should push the net out more than 4 inches

6.26.3: Window nets should cover the entire main window area. Moreover that if a

limb can come out in any way, the area must be netted.

6.26.4: Separation between the net and the cage may not be any greater than 2 inches at any point throughout the entirety of the design.

6.26.5: Nets must be secured by a positive locking mechanism and shall be installed so that the driver can release the netting and exit the vehicle unassisted regardless of vehicle position.

6.26.6: Netting must be installed on the inside of the roll cage bars so that it will not be damaged or come off the vehicle in the event of a roll-over or slide on the side.

6.26.7: The net’s border or edge and mounting materials must be made of materials that are as strong or stronger than the netting itself.

6.26.8: “Zip tie”, plastic fastener, or “Velcro” systems are not permitted. Acceptable methods of tying the nets into the vehicle include: Hose Clamps, metal hooks, and steel rods. Attachment points must be welded tabs, holes drilled in the cage material- will NOT be allowed.

6.26.9: Arm restraints will be allowed but must be in addition to the required safety nets.

6.26.10: Vehicles with “Wing Areas” (the area between the A pillar and A pillar support bar) may keep the area open without netting unless reachable for the occupant while harnessed inside of vehicle.

6.26.11: Unlimited Class Single Seat Vehicles must have nets in both window areas on the driver’s side and opposite where drivers can reach out both sides.

 

6.27  Additional Requirements

6.27.1: Two Fire extinguishers must be securely mounted to the roll cage on both the right and left hand side of the vehicle. Mounting position must be on the vertical main bar immediately behind the driver on the left side and between the seats.

6.27.2: Trucks: must be mounted on the vertical main bar behind the cab, behind the driver and passenger seat, or in another suitable location, and approved by a W.E.Rock Official.

6.27.3: Extinguishers must be easily removed without the use of tools.

6.27.4: Extinguishers must be full and have Dial Indicators so that they are easy to read.

 

6.28: Additional Recommendations for Safety

It is recommended but not mandatory that the following items be considered as options when building a competition vehicle.

  • Bead-lock rims.
  • Neck supports.

 

7.0: Sportsman Class

Sportsman Class Goal

W.E.Rock’s Goal in the Sportsman Class is to create a venue for people to try out competition, It is intended for vehicles that may not meet the full class rules of one of the pro classes so that the driver can determine his level of interest before committing to building a professional competition vehicle. Moreover, it is a place for “trail” rigs to compete amongst similar rigs.  Sportsman classes are not eligible for the “shootout.”

 

7.1: Safety Rules

7.1.1: A minimum four-part harness is required

7.1.2: Doors or doorbars are required (see 7.2.10 for bar requirements)

7.1.3: A solid roof above the driver must be in place. (see 7.2.8 for requirements)

7.1.4: DOT/SNELL approved helmet must be worn by the driver; the spotter must wear a hardshell helmet

7.1.5: Two fire extinguishers must be installed; located in a position to gain easy access from outside of the vehicle.

7.1.6: Window nets are highly recommended

 

7.2: Roll bars/Cages

W.E.ROCK’s goal for the roll cage rule is to create a vehicle that is safe and reliable. W.E.ROCK considers the cage as the safety bars surrounding the driver. Cages must be designed

to protect the occupant in the event of a rollover.

The following are the MINIMUM roll bar/cage guidelines for competition:

7.2.1: Six (6) point mounting cages covering the driver are required.

7.2.2: OEM bars are approved for a portion of the roll cage.

7.2.3: Round steel tubing (D.O.M Preferred) 1.5” O.D with 0.120” wall is compulsory for the

basic roll cage. Aluminum and/or soft metals are not permitted. Roll bar construction must be

welded. A W.E.ROCK official must approve roll cages made of other material or in other wall

thickness/diameters.

7.2.4: Connection positions of the roll cage must tie in to the frame of the vehicle; Body mounts

are considered a tie in point.

7.2.5: The front-most position must be no farther toward the rear of the vehicle than fifteen (15)

inches behind the throttle and brake pedals.

7.2.6: The Cage must have a space no wider than 24” above the driver’s head, and at least 1

spreader bar between the front main bar and rear main bar are required unless the cage top is

24” wide or less.

7.2.7: Gussets must be welded in the four corners of the “halo”. Gussets may be tubing or plate

steel.

7.2.8: A minimum of.040 magnetic expanded or flat sheet metal, or 1/8” aluminum, must cover

the area immediately over the driver seat and be welded or bolted to the roll cage. Steel tubing

must surround the roof panel.

7.2.9: W.E.ROCK recommends a spreader bar to be mounted under the dash area to connect

the right and left “A” pillars.

7.2.10: If doors are not ran, a bar running from the “B” pillar, at approximately shoulder height, to

the “A” pillar, at approximately shin height, must be run. This can be a bolt in piece.

7.2.11: A “periscope bar” (a bar sticking straight up from the roll cage) is not allowed.

7.2.12: The cage must allow a minimum of 3″ clearance in all directions from the driver’s helmet of the driver’s helmet with the driver seated and belted into driving position. Clearance to the rear may be less than 3 inches if the headrest provides adequate support to prevent helmet contact with any diagonal bracing behind the driver’s seat.

 

 

8.0:  W.E.ROCK Purse

 

Purse will consist of 100% of paid entry fees for pro classes; Mod Stock, Pro Mod and Unlimited.  The Sportsman purse will consist of 50% of paid entry fees. Purse payouts will be to the top 5 competitors in a class, as long as there are more than 17 competitors in a class. If there are less than 17 competitors in a class, W.E.ROCK will payout 1 spot for every 4 entered.

Example:

1 – 4…… 1 paid

5 – 8 ….. 2 paid

9 – 12 … 3 paid

13 – 16 .. 4 paid

17 – Up .. 5 paid

Purses will be paid out based on the following percentages:

 

Number of comp/class          Payout

1 – 4          1 paid = 1st:100%

5 – 8          2 paid = 1st:70%, 2nd:30%

9 – 12          3 paid = 1st:62%, 2nd:30%, 3rd:8%

13 – 16          4 paid = 1st:56%, 2nd:28%, 3rd:10%, 4th:6%

17 – Up          5 paid = 1st:55%, 2nd:24.5%, 3rd:10%, 4th:7%, 5th:3.5%

 

 

Series Purse

100% of Series Fees collected will be awarded under the same guidelines as a regular season event.

 

Backdrop Banner

Grand National winners in Pro Mod and Unlimited will appear on the next seasons awards backdrop

banner if the winners were also regular series competitors

 

 

9.0: Series Points

Competitors may sign up for season points in one of two ways

  1. Sign up as a “Driver” and the series points follow that driver regardless of the spotter or vehicle.
  2. Sign up as a “Team” and the series points will follow the team that participated on the first obstacle of the season. At each event, at least two of the three “original” elements must be in place. The two team- members must be the original if the vehicle changes. If one of the team-members changes, the other team-member and the vehicle must be the original. During an event, a team member may be replaced due to an emergency, with approval from a W.E.ROCK Marshall. The vehicle must remain the same through an entire event.

 

The event placing will earn series points and will be assigned as follows: 1st place – 100 points

2nd place – 99 points 3rd place – 98 points 4th place – 97 points

5th place and below – all placing will drop by 1 point per position.

At the end of the season, the total series points will be added to determine the series placing.

 

10.0: Tie Breaker – for events

If, at the end of a competition, two or more of the top 6 competitors have the same “event point total”, a tiebreaker will be used to determine finishing position. Obstacle A1will be declared as a tiebreaker and the best score from that obstacle (including progress and bonus points) will determine the higher finisher. If a tie is declared on that obstacle, then the next obstacle in succession (A2) will be used, and so on, until the tie is broken. If inclement weather puts one competitor at a disadvantage, then they must be aware that “luck of the draw” sometimes does play a role. If all “tied” competitors did not have an opportunity to run the chosen obstacle, the next obstacle that all parties had the opportunity to run would be the tie breaker.

 

10.1: Tie Breaker – for series

If, after the last event in a series, two or more or the top 3 competitors have the same “series point total”, a tiebreaker will be used to determine finishing position. The competitor with the most first place finishes will be the first tie-breaker. The second tie-breaker will be the finisher with the highest placing in the final event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.0:  Media

11.1.1:     All media going on course, whether photographer or videographer must be approved by WE Rock management

11.1.2:  Outside media outlets will be given priority

11.1.3:  Media vests of a bright color must be worn at all times when on course

11.1.4:  All media must sign an appropriate waiver before being on course

11.1.5:  No alcohol may be consumed prior to or during the event by a member of the media

11.1.6:  Photographers working primarily for a team may apply for media credentials but will approved on an individual basis by WE Rock management

11.1.7:  All media are expected to share photos with WE Rock; photo credit will be given.