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I like it! Some cool little twists in there... Rules have been added to the CalROCS site at www.calrocs.com.

CalROCS

Put-up or Shut-up Shootout

2001 CalROCS Rules

General Rules

Safety

Safety requirements include, but are not limited to, the proper use of seat belts, winch line grab straps, spotter straps (10’ min.), no spotter may handle a vehicle while the vehicle is moving within an obstacle, control of spilled fluids, no loose articles in the vehicle, fire extinguisher, etc.. CalROCS officials have the right, but not the responsibility to advise spotters and drivers of unsafe acts. Acts deemed unsafe by an official are to be stopped immediately. Competitors who fail to comply will immediately be issued 40 points and shall move to the next obstacle.

Sportsmanship

During the event (registration day to receiving your final score at the end) sportsmanship is required. If a competitor, team member or any member of the competitors group is arrested for any reason, is rude or abrasive to local authorities or CalROCS Officials, destroys property, displays drunken or disrespectful behavior, they may disqualified. Sportsmanlike conduct is demanded from all competitors.

Officials

CalROCS Officials score the competitors. All calls made by an Official are final. CalROCS reserves the right for Officials to disqualify any competitor, who is in his judgment showing poor sportsmanship, cheating, drinking, behaving disorderly, causing environmental concern, or otherwise creating problems.

Environmental

Competitors shall keep all fluids inside their vehicle. Fluids spilled on a course, at camp or during registration shall be removed by the competitors and remain his property. Trash bags are required vehicle equipment. All Trash will be disposed of properly in refuse containers. Failure to be environmentally responsible will result in 50 points or disqualification at the Officials discretion. Oil absorbent will be provided by CalROCS.

Point Scoring system

Stopping 1 point

One point will be issued after a competitor’s vehicle has stopped forward progress for four (4) seconds. Stopping is defined as a vehicle not making forward progress. A team whose vehicles tires are rotating, the vehicle is not making forward progress, is considered stopped and will be issued one point. Once stopped, the competing team will receive no further points (unless timing out) until forward or backward progress is made.

Backing 1 point

One point is issued for a reversal by a competitor’s vehicle. A backup is considered when a driver puts the vehicle into reverse and backs, pushes in the clutch and rolls back, etc.. A back is not counted when a vehicle is nudged back by the obstacle. If a competitor has stopped (after the full four seconds) he receives his point for the stop. If he then chooses to reverse, he will receive the point for the reverse. If a competitor reverses prior to the four-second stop rule, he will receive only one point for the back.

Gates 10 points

Each obstacle is marked with gates. The gates included the start gate, Course gates, trees and bushes that are marked with ribbon. Ten (10) points will be issued for every gate touched by a competitor’s vehicle. The gate does not have to fall to be counted, it only needs to touched by any part of the vehicle. Gates that fall over due to unstable rocks that have been touched by the vehicle will not count as a touched gate. Spotters, winch cables pull straps or any part of the team, will count if a gate is touched. Once the gate is touched it is considered disqualified from that obstacle for the team who touched it and may not be counted for a second contact. Gates are designed to lay out the course; however, a competitor may exit a gate and return through the same gate without points or obstacle disqualification in areas designated and advised by the Official. It is the responsibility of the competing team to ask a judge/Official prior to any attempt to leave a laid out course. If a vehicle tire is on the outside of a gate (outside the laid out course), a gate penalty will be issued. From time to time, a bush or tree may be marked with ribbon. Hitting a tree or bush thus marked will count as a gate. As in the course gate, the team has only to touch it to receive points.

Tools 10 points

Vehicles must pass through an obstacle under the power of the vehicle and spotter. Tools may be used with a ten (10) point penalty. Tools are considered 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. Rocks may not be carried in a vehicle. Spotters may use straps on the vehicle to aid in spotter leverage without endangerment and will not be assessed a tool infraction for such use. Torque/leverage multipliers for spotters are counted as tools. Tools used to clean the course are considered a penalty. Spotters will not be allowed to handle a vehicle that is moving though an obstacle (lifting, pushing,or pulling).

Winching 30 points

Winching is assessed a thirty (30) point penalty for use. Winching use is considered when a team hooks a winch cable/line to any anchor and begins to load the cable. A loaded cable is considered as soon as the cable has tension on it. A separate call is issued each time the cable is attached and loaded on an anchor point. There are occasions where a judge or Official may allow a cable 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 cable.

Breakdown time 50 points

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. The team must, however, immediately move the vehicle off the course when they have timed out (see timing out below). Repairs and work done on a vehicle while on the obstacle clock must be preformed entirely by the team (driver and spotter). Outside help will immediately time out the team and the vehicle must be moved. Once moved (either after timing out or before), the competitor must advise the Official of the obstacle that he broke and he is using breakdown time. The official will mark the time on the competitor’s scorecard with the time of day and sign it. When the repair is completed the team must tell the SAME official of the completion. The official will then mark down the time, sign it, and mark down the number of the vehicle the competitor is following. The team does not have to use breakdown time if they feel they can make the repair prior to the time they are required to be on the next obstacle. Teams who move to an obstacle out of order and without an Official’s signature will be disqualified for that day and will receive fifty (50) points for each remaining obstacle.

Timing Out 50 points

Each obstacle will be assigned a given time in which each team is to complete the obstacle. The time for each obstacle starts when the team first enters the obstacle (Team being the vehicle, driver or spotter). The time for each obstacle stops when the last part of the team completely crosses the last gate of said obstacle. Completion times for each obstacle may vary in length, depending upon conditions of each obstacle. It is the responsibility of each team to ask the attending Official the completion time for each obstacle.

Bonus 5 points

If a team completes an obstacle with the spotter riding in the vehicle, that team will be issued five (5) bonus points. If the spotter leaves the vehicle after starting the obstacle, the team will be issued five (5) penalty points (the vehicle must be stopped and positioned in a safe manor before the spotter may exit the vehicle).

Vehicle requirements

Brakes

The brake pedal/pedals on the floor must operate all four brakes. Competitors may use secondary brakes for operating individual brakes on the vehicle. Brakes must consist of two disc brakes and two drum brakes, four disc brakes or four drum brakes. Emergency brake gears (mechanical type) must be in good shape and not worn to a point of possibly disengaging while under a load. Emergency brake hydraulic locks may be used. Complete brake systems must be in good working condition with adequate friction material. Master and slave cylinders must be in good shape without leaks. Brake lines must be in good shape without leaks and ran in a safe route from cylinders to brakes. Adequate braking resistance at the pedal is required.

Body

The hood must cover the entire top of the engine. The tub/cab must be in good shape without excessive rust that would warrant concern for safety. Engine cowling is required for safety and must separate the engine from the passenger compartment.

Bumpers

Bumpers must connect the right and left frame rail front and rear.

Cooling

The radiator must be covered so that, in the event of a break in the radiator or hoses, spectators, spotters and drivers are protected from a coolant spill. Radiators must be securely mounted. Hoses and connections must be in good condition without cracks. Top mount (roof mount) radiators are not approved. Radiators must have an overflow bottle connected to the radiator by an overflow tube.

Electrical

Non-spill type batteries with adequate mounting to keep the battery in place in the event of a roll are required. Mounting must be a clamp type mount that “cages” the battery in position. Foot type clamp mounting is not approved. Wires must be in good condition and routed safe. Exposed or burned wires are not approved.

Engine

Engines must be free from all leaks that pose a fire threat.

Fuel System

Non-vented gas caps are required (vented caps are not approved). Fuel systems must be sealed with a rollover valve installed in the fuel vent line. Fuel lines must be run from the fuel tank or to the engine in a safe route and free of leaks or cracks in hoses. Throttle assemblies must be in good order and work smoothly. Hand throttles must automatically return to the non-throttle position. Vehicles leaking fuel will be assessed ten (10) penalty points per occurrence.

Frame

Boxed or semi-boxed mainframe material made of a magnetic steel or mainframe tubing material no less than 2.0” in diameter magnetic steel are required.

Roll bars/cages/hardtops

Roll bars and cages must be of welded assembly and attached to frame mounting points. Hardtops must be of steel construction, and able to support the vehicle under the loads of a rollover, as determined by a CalROCS Official. All must have padded areas where the drivers or spotters (if riding) head may come in contact with roll over protection, or a helmet may be worn.

Seating

All seats must be securely attached to the body/frame/cage. All seat belts shall be attached securely to the body/frame/cage.

Steering

Hydraulic front and rear steering is permitted. The use of rear steering will be assessed 3 penalty points per use.  All steering components must be in good working order as determined by a CalROCS Official. Hydraulic steering fluids must not leak. Hydraulic lines must be run in a safe route and be in good shape, free of cracks or fraying as determined by a CalROCS Official.

Suspension

Suspension pivot points and connecting points must be free of cracks and in good physical condition as determined by a  CalROCS Official.

Tires

All D.O.T. approved tires by sidewall designation are approved.

Wheels

All steel and aluminum wheels are approved for competition. Wheels and bead locks must not interfere with the proper operation of the brakes. Wheels must be mounted onto the axle with a minimum of four (4) studs. All studs must have the proper nuts on them.

Winches

All professionally built and sold electric, hydraulic, and power take off winches are approved. Winches must use rope type cable substitute or cable with a minimum burst strength of nine thousand five hundred (9,500) pounds. Rope must be in acceptable condition with a minimal fraying or kinks. Clevis hooks must be rated at ten thousand (10,000) pounds. Winch must be mounted using all factory mounting positions either on the bottom or front and back. Winch hooks must be equipped with a small strap that is to be used as a handle when winching. Violation will result in disqualification.

Fire Extinguisher

Each vehicle must have a fire extinguisher securely mounted in such a way as to make it easy to access by the spotter, driver or CalROCS officials.
 

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you can make a roll over valve, use a cylinder type fuel filter and install a soft rubber ball. it will block off fluids on roll overs, or you can buy them at or thought summit. same with caps.
 

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lance i know you arnt a calrocs official but if you had a pinion mounted brake and a detroit locker would not be able to compete due to the brake requirement? just wondering cause i know the 2.5 ton top loaded axle is a fav of some crawlers?
 

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OK bigrebel, explain to me why the pinion mounted e-brake would not qualify. unless your talking only a pinion mounted brake as the main braking system.....I wrote the rules and regs with much outside help, what did I miss.....
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Originally posted by Big Rich:
<STRONG>OK bigrebel, explain to me why the pinion mounted e-brake would not qualify. unless your talking only a pinion mounted brake as the main braking system.....I wrote the rules and regs with much outside help, what did I miss.....
Rich Klein
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Rich, 2.5 ton Rockwell axles have their brakes mounted at the pinion. Therefore they only have one disc brake on the rear, and one on the front.
 

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Thanks Lance, I can't believe that everyone missed that please add exception for rockwells. "exception to four (4) brakes being 2.5 rockwells, must have both front and rear functional brake systems". P.S. no other promoter addresses rockwells in their rules then. So does that mean know one really uses rockwells?????
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[ 10-10-2001: Message edited by: Big Rich ]
 

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Originally posted by Big Rich:
<STRONG>Thanks Lance, I can't believe that everyone missed that please add exception for rockwells. "exception to four (4) brakes being 2.5 rockwells, must have both front and rear functional brake systems". P.S. no other promoter addresses rockwells in their rules then. So does that mean know one really uses rockwells?????
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LOL I think it's simply slipped through the cracks. Brakes are over rated, anyhow. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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So according to the rules Snipers and Grady's Jackyl can't compete, since the main frame rails are not 2", I believe they are 1.75" and 1.625" respectively?

Just curious?
 

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Originally posted by Lance:
<STRONG>That thing's just a show queen anyhow. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
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OK everyone, it has come to my attention that I may have jumped the gun on some of the regulations, such as tube size, etc.. these will be revised. and a revision will be coming shortly. The details such as tube size will change, but the main items will probably stay. As will some of the point scoring rules.
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Originally posted by Big Rich:
<STRONG>OK everyone, it has come to my attention that I may have jumped the gun on some of the regulations, such as tube size, etc.. these will be revised. and a revision will be coming shortly. The details such as tube size will change, but the main items will probably stay. As will some of the point scoring rules.
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Hey that's the best way to get your rules where you want em. Post em and let everyone find the bugs. That's what ARCA did/does.
 

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ok just wondering cause some scorpions and other off-the-self rigs have the top loaded rockwells that use a pinion mounted brake. as for me im on the wrong coast and dont have any 2.5 ton rockwells but just thought i would bring it up. looks good, now i just need to start building a rig that could compete.
 
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