ASCS Updating Safety Rules Ahead Of 2019 Season

Tyler Thomas (91t) races Wayne Johnson in ASCS National Tour action at Creek County Speedway. (Richard Bales photo)

TULSA, Okla. – For the 2019 season, the American Sprint Car Series will update its rules regarding chassis safety to be proactive in the protection of the drivers, working in alliance with the newly-formed Sprint Car Council.

“We’ve been watching how the rules and wording have progressed and feel it necessary to move forward,” said ASCS National Director Matt Ward. “Considering events over the past couple seasons, there is a definite need for change in the industry and this is a start in the right direction.”

The proposed rules changes were first announced by the Sprint Car Council and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in late August.

The changes affect the following components: Chassis support bars, slip joints, wing T-post, steel LF radius rods and rod ends, left and right nerf bars, elimination of bolt to bolt axle tethers, securing fuel cells and chassis support bars.

No other rules changes are in line for the 2019 season regarding the ASCS engine package, format, membership requirements, or point structure.