Race Office 209-356-1968         Track Hot Line 559-673-7223



Attention drivers, PRE-ENTRY for the Nut Up Short Track Shootout begins on September 10th and to be more racer friendly you can call the race office at 209-356-1968 to pre-enter or e-mail kshepherd@racemadera.com, leave your name, age, home town, car number and owners name and a contact phone number. You will fill out your entry at the track on October 5th and pay at the track, but you will get a pre-entry discount by getting on the list. We are doing the parking list according to the date the entries come in. This is also the entry list we use for the media.


The October 6th , 2018 $10,000 to win Short Track Shootout is open to all drivers ages 14 and older (note, 14 and 15 year old drivers must be approved by the competition board), the rules are simple and the race procedures are straight forward. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE POINT BATTLE TO WIN THE $10,000.00, this can be won by a driver that makes their first start of the 2018 racing season on the night of October 6th.




Key dates;


* Early Entry is from 9-10 thru 9-22 (we will draw one driver name that will win a free entry from the early entries)

* Pre-Entry is open from 9-10-18 to 9-22-18.

*Late-Entry will be open until October 6th.

* Practice and technical inspection for the event is Friday October 5th



The October $10,000 to win Short Track Shootout is open to all drivers ages 14 and older, the rules are simple and the race procedures are straight forward.


How to make the main event;


The top eighteen positions will be filled from qualifying, then each of the top ten drivers will draw a card (the cards have numbers 1-10 on them) giving a starting spot on the grid for the $10,000 to win Short Track Shoot Out. Positions 11-18 start according to where they qualified. Positions 18-22 will come from the B Main (there will be a "C" main if needed), positions 23, 24, 25 and 26 will come from provisionals given to the top four drivers that do not make the race from the top 25 in the Pro Series points. Note, if no provisionals are used we will take more cars from the "B" main.


Open Late Model Rules


1. Any late model type chassis allowed / Body type is open. There is a 48" maximum front overhang measured from the axle measured to the forward most part of the car, ABC style nose piece recommended (note, any car that has a dirt style wedge 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 the rear bumper rail is exposed, it must be rounded where it meets the quarter panels so that it has no square edges and it must turn back in behind the rear tires and connect to back to the frame. 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 ". Maximum rear width of the body at bumper height across the rear of the car is 72”. The window opening on the driver's side must be a minimum of 13" at the center of the door to the roof. Minimum wheel base is 101". Ride height rule; all cars must be able to get on and off the inspection scales without the use of any extra ramps or boards and the car must not drag on the scales.


2. Any cast iron block wet sump engine allowed.


The CT525 crate engine with an aluminum block will be allowed and will be the only aluminum block allowed. The CT525 will be treated as an open engine at the 3075 weight, the engine set back is 2" to the center of the forward most spark plug to the center of the upper ball joint on the same side and left side weight for the CT525 is 58%, all CT525 cars must bolt 40 pounds of weight to the front clip (20 pounds on each side after the kickup just behind the front cross member). CT525 cars may also bolt the 40 pounds to the engine block via a weight belt. CT525 cars must run a 6,800 RPM MSD rev chip. Any single 4bbl carburetor allowed.


3. The engine set-back rule is 2" back for all open engines (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 2875lbs total weight and a maximum of 60% left side weight. All other open cast iron block engines are to be 3075lbs and a maximum of 58% left side weight. 602 engines must remain OEM from factory and may not turn more than 6,200 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. Your set of race tires must be presented for branding the weekend of the event as sticker tires for the Short Track Shootout.


7. Wheels must be steel and not exceed 8" in width.


8. Competitors must race on the tires they qualified with.


9. Any steel shock, all parts must be steel (Aluminum rod end on the shaft end ok, and an aluminum thread in body cap on the shaft end is 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. It is highly, highly recommended that the Upper 2/3's of the spoiler and the rear window of the car be made of clear lexan to enable other drivers to see through them.


13. DRY SUMP ENGINE CARS- You may run a steel engine block tour type car with a dry sump engine in the RPM Open Late Model series. Track width must not exceed 76" 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 3,075 pounds prior to race and qualifying. Must use 8" steel wheel and the Hoosier 8.0-15/970 treaded tire.


14. All cars must run the track spec fuel, the track spec fuel is Sunoco 110 Purple race fuel or,  Chevron 91 octane fuel, and Sunoco track E-85R. All fuels will be a stock spec only with ZERO additives.


15. Drive shaft, NO carbon fiber drive shafts allowed.


Note, the following infractions will result in a firm penalty which could include a LIFETIME ban from the series.

A. Being caught with traction control.

B. Bypassing the RPM limiting control device in any way.

C. Altering the 602 crate engine under the seals in any way that is non OEM. (you may run aftermarket valve springs but they must be the same spring pressures as OEM, you may run any carburetor, you may run the approved after market replacement distributer, you must run a mechanical fuel pump in the stock location, and you must run the stock oil pan and stock harmonic balancer).

D. Altering the Hoosier 970 tire, such as soaking the tire, or cutting the tire. Tires are to be a stock 970 tire.

E. If you are caught cheating the fuel in any way, the Sunoco fuel must be stock, and must not have ANY additives whatsoever.


Illegal components may be confiscated by Madera Speedway and become property of the speedway.



Race Procedures; the race is a 150 laps, there will be a break at the 100 lap mark and it pays 5 championship bonus points. (may be stopped at 96, 98, 99 mark if there is a yellow..... and this will count as the official break). Cars will go back to the pit area during the break.


Madera Speedway Race Procedures


 • 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 Zone cones are 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 Zone and do not accelerate till you are within it. 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 within the Start Zone.


 •  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. Stay in Line. 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 directed by Race Control to correct your on-track position, you must do so within 2 laps or you will be penalized 1 lap and will no longer be eligible for a Lucky Dog. If you are involved in an incident causing a caution flag you will be sent to the rear of the field. Caution Flag laps may be counted if we deem necessary.


 • Involvement: If you are deemed to be the cause of an incident or involved with it, you will be placed to the very rear of the Field. Cars may be parked if charged with causing 3 on track incidents. Rough driving will not be tolerated as well as any retaliation. Depending on the incident, you may be parked, issued a fine, and penalized.


 • 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 leaders are coming. Follow the Flagman’s direction and move to the bottom of the Race Track. Make sure you hold your line. Use hand signals to notify Drivers 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. Only Cars in the Hot Pits may be worked on.


 • Hot Pits: If you enter the Pits for any reason you will restart at the rear of the Field.


 • Tires:  Cars must start and finish the Main Event with the same tires they qualified with. Any tire changes after Qualifying must be approved. Driver will start at the rear field and tires will be subject to impound by Race Control


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 recommended.

All cars must run a transponder mounted 12" behind the rear axle.


The top ten from qualifying lock into the field, positions 11-20 will be filled from the heat races, positions 21-22 will come from the B Main, and positions 23, 24, 25 & 26 will come from the top drivers in the points that do not make the main event.


Thanks to Hoosier racing tires there will also be a blind draw, two lucky drivers that do not make the $10,000 to win main event will take home some extra cash for just being at the Madera Speedway and trying to make the race on October 7th. The first car number drawn that did not make the "A" Main will receive a $200 bonus, and the second car number drawn will receive a $100 bonus. Thanks to RPM Mortgage the fastest qualifier will receive a $100 bonus.



See bottom of the page for the breakdown of the "A" Main purse.


All the prize money and bonus bucks will be paid out to the competitors the night of the event.


The $10,000 to win Late Model Short Track Shootout on October 6th is OPEN TO ALL DRIVERS.





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Please fill out the entry form and fax it to 209-356-1968, or you can call and get on the pre-entry list and fill this out at the track on the date of the event (Make checks payable to Short Track Management)


Driver's Name _______________________________________________________________________


Address ________________________________________________________________________




Phone _______________________________ Alt. Phone _________________________________


Car # ___________ Engine Type- 602 Crate ( ) Open Engine ( ) Check one


Name of Person responsible for 1099 ________________________________________________


Address of this person ____________________________________________________________




Contact phone number for person responsible for 1099 form _____________________________


Early entry fee $190 (driver's must be on the list prior to 9-22-17)


Late entry fee $225 (any entry after October 5th)


No Refund of entries


Entry includes car and driver fees for the race. Pit crew members are $40 per pit pass for October 6th, the practice fee for Friday October 6th is $40 per pit pass with no fee for the car.


If paying by credit card;


Card Number ____________________________________________________________


Exp. Date _______________________________________________________________


Name on credit card ______________________________________________________


Signature _______________________________________________________________


Visa ( ) Mastercard ( ) Check one



Below is the purse for the 2018 $10,000.00 to win SHORT TRACK SHOOTOUT


41 or More cars






























Up to 40 Cars

1 10,000.00

2 2,000.00

3 1,200.00

4 1,000.00

5 750.00

6 500.00

7 250.00

8 225.00

9 200.00

10 150.00

11 125.00

12 125.00

13 125.00

14 125.00

15 125.00

16 125.00

17 125.00

18 125.00

19 125.00

20 125.00

21 125.00

22 125.00

23 125.00

24 125.00

25 125.00

26 125.00




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