LoanMart Late Model Series 2016
All eight races of the Series will be televised on MAVTV!
This is an eight race TELEVISED SERIES in 2016, the March Season Opener is a $5,000 to win race on March 12th, and the final race of 2016
on October 8th pays $10,000 to WIN!!! The dates for the 2016 season are March 12th, April 30th, May 28th, June 18th,
July 30th, August 27th, September 24th, and the $10,000 to win show on October 8th.
$$ PAYOUTS WILL BE PAID SAME NIGHT BY TRACK $$$ There is a $100.00 entry fee due the day of the event at the track for car and driver, 100%
of the entry is returned to the purse. *The Entry Fee does not include the price of Transponder Rental ($25 per car, or you can use your own if you
"The concept for the LoanMart Open Late Model series grew from a series of Open Shows I promoted beginning back in 2006 with the last one being in
2011, and the rules evolved from those races. I learned we could have a very competitive series that is enjoyable for our drivers to compete in, while
at the same time only having roughly a dozen rules that are easy to understand and follow. The key is to insure it is a driver's class, and not a
horsepower class. With that said, for 2016 we have 13 rules, and looking back at my notes from the past my goal was a simple set of roughly a dozen
rules. Again, the intention of this class is to provide good competition with a variety of race cars, and the tire not being able to get all the power to the
ground is a key component to the long term success of this class. We are proud that we have built a series where talent can shine, and now that talent
will shine on MAVTV" Kenny Shepherd.
LoanMart Late Model Series Rules
1. Any late model type chassis allowed / Body type is open. No nose splitters, wickers, or wings allowed on the car. There is a 48" maximum front
overhang measured from the axle measured to the forward most part of the car, ABC nose piece firmly recommended (note, any car that does not run
an ABC style nose will be on a zero contact policy). There is a 55" maximum rear overhang measured from the rear axle to the rearward most part of
the race car body/bumper/spoiler (nothing may extend beyond 55"). Note; If rear bumper rail is exposed, it must be rounded where it meets the
quarter panels so that it has no square edges. The bumper must extend to the rear of the car even with the spoiler, or extend beyond the spoiler of the
car. Maximum rear quarter panel height is 36 ". Minimum wheel base is 101".
2. Any cast iron block wet sump engine allowed. UPDATE, the CT525 crate engine with an aluminum block will be allowed for the September 24th, and
the october 8th races. The CT525 will be treated as an open engine at the 3050 weight.
3. The engine set-back rule is 1.5" back (the center of the forward most spark plug to the center of the upper ball joint on the same side) on the all
non-602 crate engines. Maximum engine set-back for the 602 crate engine is 6" measured the same way.
4. 602 crate engine cars are to be a minimum of 2850lbs total weight and a maximum of 60% left side weight. All others are to be 3050lbs and a
maximum of 60% left side weight. 602 engines must remain OEM from factory and may not turn more than 6,000 RPM's.
5. Any single 4bbl carburetor allowed.
6. Tires are the Hoosier 8.0-15/970 treaded tire. ALL tires MUST be purchased from the track, and tires MAY NOT be cut, soaked or altered in any
way. Any team wishing to run used tires must submit the tires for inspection and scanning prior to qualifying, note these used tires must have been
purchased from Madera as well.
7. Wheels must be steel and not exceed 8" in width.
8. Competitors must start the race on the tires they qualified with.
9. Any steel shock, all parts must be steel (Aluminum rod end on the shaft end ok)
10. No traction control devices.
11. All competing cars will not exceed 79" inch track width, it will be measured from the bulge outside to outside of the front tires at the spindle height.
No independent rear suspension.
12. Rear Spoiler may be no wider than 60", and no taller than 6 1/2". There may be NO forward support of any kind, no boxed ends or runners. No
Gurney lip, or any type of wicker bill on the upper edge of the spoiler.
13. Tour Car Rule (Dry Sump Engine)- You may run a tour legal car with a dry sump engine in the LoanMart Open Late Model series. Track width must
not exceed 75" it will be measured from the bulge outside to outside of the front tires at the spindle height. Must use an all steel shock (aluminum rod
end on shaft end ok, aluminum coil over kit ok). Left side weight not to exceed 58%, minimum weight is 3,050 pounds prior to race and qualifying.
Must use 8" steel wheel and the Hoosier 8.0-15/970 treaded tire.
All races will pay a guaranteed $1,000 to win. The March race will pay $5,000 to win, and the last race in October will pay $10,000 to
win! All other races pay $1,000 to win.
Bonus Bucks - All drivers that compete in four of the eight races in the series are eligible for the Bonus Bucks on the final race of the 2016 series.
The highest finishing eligible driver on championship night will receive $1,000 in LoanMart Bonus Cash, plus their payout for the race. So if that driver
wins the race they will receive $11,000, $1,000 in bonus bucks and $10,000 for the race win. The second highest finisher on championship night that
raced in at least four of the eight races will receive a $500 bonus in addition to their regular payout, and the third and fourth highest finishers will
receive $250 each in LoanMart Bonus Cash.
The Hoosier blind draw happens in victory lane after each race, the first car number drawn will receive a $200 bonus, and the second car
number drawn will receive a $100 bonus. If that is not enough LoanMart has put up another $100 for each race in the series for the fastest qualifier.
LoanMart has a history of getting loans to their customers fast, and in that same tradition all the prize money and bonus bucks will be paid out to the
competitors the night of the event. The LoanMart Late Model Series is designed to be fan and racer friendly with one race per month during the season.
The dates are coming soon...
Race Procedures; note, we use the Madera Speedway track rules except where noted differant on this page.
" Start and Restarts: All Starts and restarts will be double file unless we deem it necessary to go single file. The Leader may choose the outside or
inside line after the initial start of the race. Start line is at the cone located in turn 4. Once the lights are out, you must line up double file with the
Leader a fender ahead of the second place car. Keep a reasonable pace to the Start Cone. Roll into the throttle at the vicinity of the cone and watch the
Flagman for the Green Flag. No brake checking. No Passing/Pulling out of line prior to reaching the Start/Finish line. The front row will be given 2
attempts to start or restart the race. If they fail to, they will be penalized to the second row. The criteria for the start that the flagman is looking for is as
follows; 1- The leader has set a reasonable pace. 2- The leader has a slight lead. 3- The leader initiates the start in the vicinity of the start cone/line.
" Caution Flag Procedures: When the Caution Flag is displayed, you are to slow down in a safe manner and proceed with caution back to the start
/finish line single file. No Racing or Passing. Violators are subject to penalty. Your restart position will be the position you were in the previous
completed lap unless you are deemed to be involved in the incident that brought out or led to the yellow flag being displayed. If you are involved in
causing a caution flag you will be sent to the rear of the field. If you stop on track or fail to keep pace during the caution flag, and were not involved
with an incident, you will be placed in the position where you blend back in to the field. Caution Flag laps may be counted if we deem necessary.
" Rough Driving: Rough driving will not be tolerated as well as any retaliation. If you are deemed to be the cause of an incident or involved, you will
be placed to the very rear of the Field unless the other competitor involved was deemed to be Blocking. Depending on the incident, you may be parked,
issued a fine, and penalized.
" Hot Pits: If you enter the Pits for any reason you will restart at the rear of the Field, just in front of any Lucky Dog cars.
" Lap Down Cars: All lap down cars will be moved to the rear on all restarts. There will be a Lucky Dog on every yellow flag giving one driver the least
amount of laps down, one lap back and putting them to the very rear of the field unless the eligible car was involved in the yellow flag incident.
" Blue Flag; Blue flag means move over the leadings our coming. Follow the Flagman's direction and move to the high side if possible. Make sure you
hold your line. Use hand signals to notify them of your intentions
" Black Flag: Black flag pointed at you is a warning in regards to your actions on the track. If it is displayed, you must go to the pits within 3 laps
" Red Flag: Red flag means stop in a safe manner and follow Track Officials directions. Cars in the Hot Pits may be worked on.
Safety will be firmly enforced, make sure your equipment is up to speed. Charged Fire System Mandatory. Head and Neck Restraint System mandatory.
Belts, window net, and Helmets must be SA 2005 or newer. All Drivers must wear SFI rated suit, gloves, and shoes. SFI undergarments are
All cars must run a transponder mounted 12" behind the rear axle.
Below is the regular purse for the 2016 season, the $10,000 & $5,000 to win purse is different and can be found on the $10,000 to win page.
12 or more
18 or more
25 or more