8/23/21 AMS Requires Transponder Placement on all Fab 5 Classes in-line with center of rear wheel. We would rather on Right Side due to if you place on Left Side and go below Scoring Loop, you won’t be scored. Last week there were several Drivers Transponders showing weak signal. This was Personal & Track Transponders. Following Races 8/21 AMS Transponders were all still fully charged, so placement is next trouble shooting step. Drivers with Personal Transponders, please be sure yours are charged and placement is correct.
8/23/21 Gate Times.. Ticket Window/Pit Gate will be opening at 3:30 for the remainder of the Saturday Race Dates of the 2021 Season.
8/23/21 Fab 5 Qualifying.. Following 8/21 Drivers Meeting Vote.. AMS will Practice Qualify. Each Class 2 Rounds, 5 Laps. Your Final Qualifying Tine will be you Fastest of 2 Sessions. Any Scratching must be done at Pit Shack prior to conclusion of Drivers Meeting. If you Scratch Time you go tail of Fast Heat, and end of your line-up row in Feature.
6/10/2021.. SS Update/Clarification.. Factory or Aftermarket (homemade is ok, but stock appearing) trailing arms may be used. Front Mounts for Trailing Arms must remain in Factory Location, have single, non-adjustable chassis mounting point only. Rear mounts for railing arms upper and lower may be Adjustable. Trailing arm lengths, center bolt hole to center bolt, must be within 1 inch in total length of each other. Must be steel, non-adjustable and utilize bushings welded into the trailing arm. Lower trailing arms must be no longer than 22” and upper arms must be no longer than 11.5” (1” tolerance on both without weigh penalty. 50lbs per inch over tolerance weight penalty).
6/9/2021.. AMS SS SHOCK RULE UPDATE.. APPROVED SS SHOCKS LISTED.. SS SHOCK CLAIM RULE REMOVED. VIEW RULES PAGE TO SS APPROVED SHOCK LIST.
5/24/2021.. AMS Drivers.. Thank You all for coming out last weekend. The AMS Track Safety Team & AMS Management are going over all of the Driver Safety Checklist Sheets. It has been brought to our attention that there were several issues involving "Placement/Position of Kill Switch." This is something that has been in the Posted Rules for yrs, yet unfortunately beyond having a Kill Switch, the Position/Placement had obviously not been enforced. AMS is going to further evaluate Placement/Position of Kill Switch. For now, this is what needs done..
*Drivers that were told it must be moved from the Right Side, please hold off.
*Driver that were told it must be labeled ON/OFF.. you are required to do so
3/25/2021.. In 2021 AMS will not Require Drivers to purchase their own Transponder. In 2021 AMS will give Drivers the option of Purchasing their own Transponder, or Renting a Transponder weekly from AMS. There is a special AMS Track Price available. Please contact AMS for Transponder Pricing & Options.
1/29/2021.. AMS Tech has received several questions about the Mini Stock right side interior sheet metal, between driver and door. This will be the Official Clarification.. RIGHT SIDE SHEET METAL BETWEEN DRIVER & RIGHT DOOR,,AND BETWEEN DASH BAR & REAR VERTICAL HOOP OF ROLL CAGE.. Not permitted to be any higher than middle of right door. You can go over the drive shaft area, and then take sheet metal to center of right door, but No Higher!! This is a Safety Issue. Any Questions should be brought to the attention of AMS Tech Official Dick Markel @ 260-665-2739. Thank You
1/8/2020 RULES CLARIFICATIONS:
ALL CLASSES.. NO Multi Coil Ignition. Only 1 Ignition per Car
LM, MOD, SS, MS.. Side Vent Windows may be no longer than 12in long
MOD.. Bumps ARE Allowed
4/16/2020 SS Rule Clarification.. *Max tread width 78” measured from outside wheel rim lip to outside wheel rim lip at spindle height.
~ In the case of an accident. DO NOT Remove your Helmet, Belts or Hans Device. The Safety Team will first Access and Assist Driver. DO NOT EXIT CAR UNLESS ONFIRE, UNTIL DIRECTED TO BY SAFETY TEAM
~ IF you are pulled off the Track, you will not storm the Pit Shack. If this happens, disciplinary action will be taken.
~ Each Team must have 1 Person to be their Tech Representative. Only your chosen Tech Representative may enter the Tech Area with you during Inspection. Your Tech Representative may NOT approach Car until/unless directed to do so by Tech Official.
~ Anyone with a Race Related Issue should contact the Pit Shack to have message relayed to the Race Director for their attention.
~ Track Probation.. Any Driver / Crew may be placed on Probation if their Race Day on/off track actions are deemed unacceptable. Driver / Crew will be notified by AMS Management.
~ General Rules.. Breakout rule is now changed to 2/10th for LM/MOD/SS/MS/FWD. If you go under your qualifying time you will be told to go to the tail. You must drop to the inside, and fall back immediately. Failure to do so will result in no score for points or pay. Tower will call out car number being Black Flagged and you will also be told car number you are to fall behind. RULE EXCLUDES FAST QUALIFIER. Black Flag will co-inside with 2 Caution Flag limit per race per Driver. Scratch time you go to the tail of both fast heat and feature.
~ NEVER ASSUME YOUR INTERPRETATION OF A RULE IS CORRECT. ALWAYS CLARIFY WITH AN AMS TECH OFFICIAL FIRST!!
~ FWD Teams.. AMS will require any AMS Registered FWD to Fully Comply with ALL VCTS Rules if they plan to race with VCTS in 2020 at AMS.
~ Following the Feature Events there will be an area roped running from the Track Exit to the Tech Building. NO Driver may hand any items out of their cars or be approached until after having completed Post Race Tech Inspection with their Tech Representative. Failure to comply will result in DQ, loss of Points & Pay.
~ Checks written to AMS on Race Nights by Drivers will receive their written check back, and the amount will be deducted from their nightly payout. If a Driver receives less payout for the night than check was written for, Driver will receive a check from AMS. We have too many Drivers writing checks at a business where we payout in cash. Ty AMS Management. 2. NO SPEEDING THRU PITS!! 1ST Offense = Warning. 2nd Offense = $35 Fine. 3rd Offense = LOAD UP!!
~ Attn Drivers & Owners.. . AMS has a ZERO tolerance for fighting in the Pits between Drivers & Teams. AMS Drivers are responsible for actions of their Team and Car Owners. If anyone leaves their pit area to confront another Driver or Team, the Driver will risk loss of points & pay for the night, as well as all persons involved being banned or placed on probation for a specified amount of time. Any Driver or Car Owner can contact the Pit Shack or Steve in the Tech Building with any grievances and request a private meeting with AMS Race Director Jeff Barney at the conclusion of all Feature events. AMS Management