TECHNICAL BULLETIN: FUEL RULE AMENDMENT/UPDATECrate Racin USA
ADAIRSVILLE, GA – Durrence Layne Racing/Crate Racin’ USA officials have amended/updated the Official 2019 Fuel Rules for each division competing under the Series’ banner. Series officials said these updates are effective immediately.
Series officials said the Fuel Rule amendment comes as a step in keeping the approved fuels in check from a cost standpoint, to clarify what is and is not allowed, and to avoid any performance advantages. The Fuel Rule amendment/update will have little to no effect on competitors who were already running legally with the 2019 Official Rules in each division.
“This amendment should not warrant anyone having to go and make wholesale changes to their current racing gas or E-85 program, unless they were running a fuel that had been questionable concerning its legality,” Series Director Adam Stewart said. “This amendment and update is being added now to clarify for the competitors and their suppliers what is and is not allowed, and what parameters must be met.”
The Updated Fuel Rule for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Tour and the Durrence Layne Weekly Racing Series Late Model Division is as follows:
- 3. GASOLINE, RACING GAS OR E-85 ALLOWED. NO METHANOL OR ALCOHOL. NO NITROUS OXIDE. NO PROPYLENE OXIDE. NO NITROETHANE OR MTBE. NO HYDRAZINE. NO ETHYLHEXANOL.
- GASOLINE OR RACING GAS: SPECIFIC GRAVITY NOT TO EXCEED .744 at 60 DEGREES. FUEL IS SUBJECT TO TESTING ON SITE OR FUEL SAMPLES MAY BE TAKEN AND SENT TO AN INDEPENDENT LAB FOR TESTING (UPDATED 8/1/19). ANY GASOLINE OR RACING GAS WITH A SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF .745 (UPDATED 8/1/19) OR GREATER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
- E-85: SPECIFIC GRAVITY NOT TO EXCEED .7855 AT 60 DEGREES. ANY E-85 WITH A SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF .7856 OR GREATER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. FUEL IS SUBJECT TO TESTING ON SITE OR FUEL SAMPLES MAY BE TAKEN AND SENT TO AN INDEPENDENT LAB FOR TESTING (UPDATED 8/1/19).
IT IS THE RACER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW WHAT IS BEING PUT INTO THEIR FUEL CELL. SERIES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TAKE FUEL SAMPLES AND SEND THEM TO AN INDEPENDENT LABORATORY FOR TESTING AT ANY TIME.
“This rule effectively allows everyone to still run what they have been using all while giving a clear answer and baseline on what is or is not allowed in competition,” Stewart said. “This will also keep competitors from investing their resources into an expensive alternative that they will not be able to use or will get them disqualified.”
Durrence Layne Racing/Crate Racin’ USA officials will continue to take active steps to enforce the 2019 Fuel Rule with both on site and independent laboratory testing to verify the parameters in place are being met.
VP Racing Fuels is the Official Fuel of Durrence Layne Racing/Crate Racin’ USA, and competitors are urged to check out their line of products that are legal for competition and see the quality and consistency that VP offers in their full line of Racing Fuels, E-85 and Lubricants.
To purchase VP Racing Fuels and VP Racing Lubricants you can call the Official Parts Supplier of Durrence Layne Racing, Knowles Race Parts and Bodies in Rome, GA at 678-414-4655 or find your nearest dealer by calling VP Racing Fuels South at 706-335-3355. For information on VP Racing Fuels and Lubricants you can also find many valuable resources on their official website at www.VPRacingFuels.com.
For more information and rules about the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at www.durrencelayneracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Durrence Layne Racing. You can follow us on Twitter @DurrenceLayneRacing.
Durrence Layne Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Claxton, GA is the Title Sponsor of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models and the Pacesetter Award Sponsor at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events. Durrence Layne Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is one of the nation’s top GM Powertrain and Performance Dealers, with free delivery anywhere in the Southeast. Chevrolet Performance Parts is an Official Sponsor of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models. Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models. VP Racing Fuels and Lubricants is the Official Race Fuel and Lubricant of the Durrence Layne Late Models, sponsor of the VP Lubricants Starting Box, and the VP Lubricants Slick Move of the Race Award at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events. Knowles Race Parts and Bodies is the Official Parts Supplier for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models and the Hard Charger Award Sponsor at National Touring events. Boyd Bilt Fabrication is the Fast Qualifier Sponsor at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events. Keyser Manufacturing is the Hard Luck Award Sponsor at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events. Cruise With The Champions is the Rookie of the Year Sponsors of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. KRC Power Steering is a Heat Race Sponsor for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. David Smith Carburetors is the Official Carburetor of Durrence Layne Racing. Fullmoon Graphics is the Official Wrap, Banner, and Sign Company of Durrence Layne Racing. 2019 Chassis Sponsors are Warrior Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, GRT Race Cars, and CVR Race Cars.