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Class 5 Engine Option Rules

Class 5 Engine Option Rules

The rule follow the BITD Rulebook for Class 5000 – With the only change being engine options.
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CLASS 5 UNLIMITED BAJA

Vehicles must be a VW sedan type-1 hardtop or convertibles as delivered from the factory.
181 Safaris, 900 series Porches, Karmann Ghias, VW type-2 and type-3 are included in this class.

GENERAL REGULATIONS

Class entrants shall comply with all class and applicable general regulations

COMPETITION REGULATIONS

This class is an open class and all components will be considered open unless stated otherwise herein these class rules. Vehicles must have the appearance of being “Baja’d”.

Note: The SCR abbreviations refer to the cross-reference listings in the front of this book and are part of the class rules. Where a conflict between the cross-referenced listings and a rule contained under this class occurs, the rule contained under this class has precedence.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  1. SCR1:  HELMETS
  2. SCR2:  PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
  3. SCR3:  EYE PROTECTION
  4. SCR4:  NECK BRACES
  5. SCR5:  FIRST AID KIT
  6. SCR6:  BREAKDOWN SAFETY DEVICES
  7. SCR7:  HORNS
  8. SCR8:  REFLECTORS
  9. SCR9:  FIRE EXTINGUISHER
  10. SCR10:  SURVIVAL SUPPLIES

SUSPENSION COMPONENTS

Front and rear suspension systems may be modified or replaced as long as stock concept (trailing-arms, swing-axles, IRS, etc.) is retained and wheelbase limit is not exceeded. Stock concept suspension may be substituted by open trailing-arm type suspension but wheelbase limit must not be exceeded. Torsion bars and/or leaf springs are optional.

SCR11: SHOCK ABSORBERS & BUMP STOPS SCR12: SECONDARY SUSPENSION
SCR13: WHEELS & TIRES
SCR14: FASTENERS

STEERING & BRAKE COMPONENTS

  1. SCR15:  STEERINGCenter steering wheel is not permitted.
  2. SCR16:  BRAKESSteering or turning brakes are permitted.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SCR17: IGNITION SCR18: BATTERIES SCR19: LIGHTS SCR20: STARTER

FUEL SYSTEM

  1. SCR21:  FUEL
  2. SCR22:  FUEL TANKSSafety fuel cells are required.
  3. SCR23:  FUEL FILLER, VENTS & CAPS

ENGINE TRANSMISSION & DRIVE LINES

  1. ENGINE TRANSMISSION & DRIVE LINES

    SCR24:  ENGINE LOCATION & DISPLACEMENT
    VW Engines
    Any four cylinder air or water cooled VW concept engine is permitted.
    NO FORCED INDUCTION (SCR33)

    Alternative Manufacturer Engines
    ANY MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION* four cylinder water cooled engine of 2.5L or less is permitted.
    Must retain OEM cast heads.
    Must retain OEM cast block.
    NO FORCED INDUCTION (SCR33)
    *Production defined as an engine that was sold in quantities exceeding 10,000 units and available to the general public.

    SCR24a. ENGINE INSPECTION AND TAG
    Any “Alternative Manufacturer Engines” must be inspected and tagged by an approved engine inspector to verify that the engine being used is 2.5L or less and that the OEM cast head and OEM cast block are in tact.

    Approved Engine Inspectors

    Major Performance­­ Racing Engines
    10722 Kenney St. Suite C
    Santee, CA 92071
    Phone: 619-596-0886

    Wiks Racing Engines
    3265 Birtcher Dr.
    Las Vegas, NV 89118
    Phone: 702-837-2522

    CBM Motorsports
    9252 Hyssop Drive
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
    Phone: 909-291-7550

    Mailman Motors
    610 E. Sycamore Ave.
    Orange, CA 92866
    Phone: 714-335-0620

  2. SCR25:  ENGINE REPLACEMENT
  3. SCR26:  TRANSMISSION
  4. SCR27:  THROTTLES
  5. SCR28:  EXHAUST

Engine displacement is open for VW options and limited to 2.5L or less for other manufacturers

  1. SCR29:  DRIVESHAFTS
  2. SCR30:  FLYWHEEL SHIELDS
  3. SCR31:  FLUID COOLERS
  4. SCR32:  AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
  5. SCR33:  SUPERCHARGERS & TURBOCHARGERS – TURBO CHARGED DIESEL ENGINES AND SUPERCHARGERS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

VEHICLE SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  1. SCR34:  ROLLCAGES
  2. SCR35:  SAFETY HARNESS
  3. SCR36:  SAFETY NETS
  4. SCR37:  SEATINGOne or two seats may be used in any location, except center seating, within the passenger portion of vehicle. Any manufacturer’s racing seat may be used.

GENERAL VEHICLE COMPONENTS

  1. SCR38:  DRIVER’S COMPARTMENTSheet metal front and rear firewalls are required. Firewalls may be attached to the rollcage. Interior sheet metal may be removed but stock appearance must be retained from the outside and firewall rule is complied with. It is highly recommended that flammable materials such as rear seat, upholstered panels, headliners and carpets be removed. Pedals may be of any manufacturer with mounting location optional on left side of vehicle.
  2. SCR39:  DOORS & LATCHESDoors must remain in stock location and maintain stock in shape and size. Doors may be welded or fastened shut on convertible body’s aftermarket fiberglass side panels and windshield frame is permitted.
  3. SCR40:  FIREWALLS
  4. SCR41:  BALLAST
  5. SCR42:  WEIGHT

SCR43: FLOORBOARDS SCR44: BUMPERS SCR45: MIRRORS SCR46: SKID PLATES SCR47: STORAGE SCR48: FENDERS

Front fenders must be used. Fender mounting location must remain stock. Fenders may be one- piece fiberglass. Rear fenders must not measure less than 6 inches from body when measured at top center of fender. Rear fender mounting height is optional. Rear fenders must have rolled edges but may be made of metal or fiberglass. Rear fenders must resemble Baja fenders.

SCR49: CHASSIS & BODY

Vehicle must retain original steel body and doors. Metal may be added to strengthen the body and floor pan. Floor pan is optional. One-piece front ends are permitted. Removal of front and rear sheet metal is permitted but only enough as required to allow for installation of Baja kit or one piece front end. Body may not be cut any farther forward then the upper line of the original engine cover. Hardtop sedans must retain top, removal of top is not permitted. If convertible body is used the windshield framework must be retained. Rear crossover piece forward of the engine cover may be removed. Stock body width must be retained. A body lift of a maximum of 3.625 inches from the floor pan is permitted. Wheel wells may be cut out a maximum of 2.5 inches. Any other combination of raising or cutting is permitted as long as combined modifications do not exceed the 3.625-inch limit. Windshield and window glass is optional but must be shatterproof if retained. Wheelbase may be lengthened to a maximum of 105 inches as measured from front wheel centerline to rear wheel centerline. Combined measurement from both sides cannot exceed 211 inches.

  1. SCR50:  HOSES
  2. SCR51:  IDENTIFICATION MARKERSBest In The Desert Racing Association will assign vehicle numbers.
  3. SCR52:  ADVERTISING ON VEHICLES
  4. SCR53:  WORKMANSHIP
  5. SCR54:  RADIO EQUIPMENT