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2022 Spec3 Rules


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Hello all! You'll find the rules for 2022 posted here: https://nasa-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/document/document/23455/2022_Spec_3_Rules.pdf

 

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6.4.1 Each car shall exhibit its assigned car number and class designation on both sides, front, and rear of the car. The side numbers must be at least ten (10) inches tall with a one and a half (1.5) inch stroke and be of a contrasting color. The front and rear numbers, and class designations must be at least three (3) inches tall. Car numbers and class designations must be legible and readable at speed. Numbers should not be part of the vehicle’s graphics unless permitted by the Chief of Timing and Scoring. In addition, class identification, “SPEC3”, shall be displayed near the side numbers a minimum of three inches high.

 

6.4.2 Manufacturer stickers from Koni, Hawk, & RRT Racing must be displayed on each vehicle’s front left and right fenders as shown (arrowed) in Appendix B. Manufacturers are responsible for supplying said stickers.

 

6.4.3 Four "Toyo Tires" decals must be on the car in conformance with the Toyo Tires Contingency Program Decal Guidelines for the E36 chassis. See Appendix B. (https://community.drivenasa.com/topic/58119-2021-toyo-tires-contingency-program-decal-guid elines-spec-tire-classes-only/)

 

6.4.4 The driver’s or drivers’ last name shall be placed in block print white letters three inches tall centered on each rear quarter panel window and on the lower passenger side front windshield.

 

7.3.1 All cars shall have an on board fire system in conformance with CCR Section 15. Outlets shall be directed to driver, engine and, if installed, fuel cell, compartments.

 

7.6.3. Steering wheel locks shall be disabled.

7.7 Lug Nuts

7.7.1 Lug bolts may be Upgraded to wheel studs and such Upgrade is highly recommended. It is recommended that wheel studs be replaced every two years

 

9.3.1.1.1 Air filter elements may be OEM, Upgraded with Green Filter USA Product #2038 (www.greenfilterusa.com), or Upgraded with K&N Product #33-2070. Other than stock and the two aforementioned replacement options, no other filter is permitted.

 

9.3.1.1.1 Air filter elements may be OEM, Upgraded with Green Filter USA Product #2038 (www.greenfilterusa.com), or Upgraded with K&N Product #33-2070. Other than stock and the two aforementioned replacement options, no other filter is permitted.

 

9.3.1.8.8. The main chain tensioner may be upgraded to part number 11317838675 from an S52 motor.

 

9.3.2 Engine Swapping 9.3.2.1 Use of any 1992-1999 E36 chassis is permitted so long as a 2.5L single VANOS motor, engine wiring harness, engine accessories, and associated hardware are used from a 1993-1995 production vehicle.

9.3.4 Exhaust System 9.3.4.1. The exhaust system downstream of the Y-pipe may be Upgraded to steel or stainless steel tubing, 2.5 inch outer diameter, 14 gauge (wall thickness range 0.075 inches - 0.085 inches).

9.3.4.1.1. The Upgraded exhaust tubing shall consist of a single pipe (i.e. dual exhausts are not permitted) and shall utilize the OEM exhaust hangers and follow the stock exhaust routing.

9.3.4.1.2. A threaded bung accepting the OEM oxygen sensor (M18 x 1.5) shall be placed in the stock location.

9.3.4.2. The specified muffler, Magnaflow 12616, shall be used in the stock location. 9.3.4.3. All exhaust components upstream of the Y-pipe shall remain stock or OEM.

9.3.4.4. A compliant exhaust kit may be purchased from Spec3 preferred supplier: Mitchum Enterprises, Richmond, VA. (804) 402 1239 (text message preferred); [email protected] Spec 3 Rules 2022 1.0 11 9.3.4.4.1. Minor adjustments may be made to the Mitchum Enterprises exhaust system to help with fitment. Any adjustment made can serve no secondary purpose.

9.3.5.1.4 Thermostats may be modified, removed, or Upgraded. Thermostat housings may be Upgraded with an aluminum housing that is otherwise identical to the OEM plastic thermostat housing.

 

9.3.5.1.6 Ducting, shielding, or shrouding solely for the purpose of directing air through the radiator, oil cooler, and power steering cooler is permitted. Radiator ducting, shielding and/or shrouding otherwise permitted under this rule shall not inhibit the flow of air from the bumper and/or kidney grills through the radiator

 

9.3.8.8 Competitors shall use the components from either H&R anti-roll bar kit 72910 or Eibach anti-roll bar kit 2033.32. Both anti-roll bars do not need to be from the same manufacturer

 

9.3.12.1 Transmission shall be an unmodified factory standard five speed manual designated for the US E36 model and shall be stamped with either 23001221836, 23001222393, 23001434407, 23001221837, 23001222400, or 23001434410. Transmission shall be an unmodified factory standard five speed manual designated for the U.S. E36 318 or 325 models.

 

9.3.12.6. The OEM dual mass flywheel is permitted. In addition, Upgraded single mass flywheels of the same diameter as OEM and not less than 23 pounds are permitted. Permitted single mass flywheels include, without limitation, Valeo 52281208 Solid Flywheel Conversion Kit.9.3.13.20.2. Non-structural interior door skin may be cut to remove weight provided that the door latch mechanism is easily operable from both the interior and exterior of the vehicle. OEM crash bars must be retained.

 

9.3.13.20.2. Non-structural interior door skin may be cut to remove weight provided that the door latch mechanism is easily operable from both the interior and exterior of the vehicle. OEM crash bars must be retained.

 

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