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Valve Cover Race Rules


Texas BusFest Valve Cover Racing Association (TBFVCRA) “Official” rules.


• Cars will be built using an actual rocker cover from a VW engine;

steel and or aluminum are allowed.


• No engines or propulsion of any kind save gravity.


• No moving weights/counter weights.


• Wheels can be attached to the car in any manner,

but must not extend beyond the front or rear of the valve cover.


• Nothing can extend beyond the front or rear of the valve cover.


• Cars will have at least four wheels, each no more than six inches in diameter.


• Wheel must have a non-metallic surface contacting the track.


• 10 inch maximum overall width. ^^


• 10 inch maximum overall height. ^^


• 8 pounds maximum weight. **


• Valve covers will be clean (no sludge or oil).

If the racer drips oil or grease, it is disqualified!


Rules of the track and race are as follows:


• The judge's decision is final.


• The track will consist of two lanes with each lane being 18 inches wide.


• If a racer (person) interferes with another car, it (they) automatically lose that round.


• If a racer is hampered by a track issue, it will get another run.


• If there is a tech issue, the judge's decision is final.


• “official” rules are subject to change. 


** official scales have been tested using state of the art weights and measures

designed and operated by qualified NASA space engineers.

^^ Official height and width will be measured using an old yard stick

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