2018 SAFETY & TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

DISCLAIMER

The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules.  NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND OR REGULATIONS.  They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official.

The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion does not alter the minimum acceptable requirements.  NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS.  Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

1  Vehicle eligibility

1.1. All trucks competing in the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series must meet the following criteria.

  1. 2 Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series vehicle eligibility is limited to mass-produced (over 1,000 total units) class 7 or 8 cab-and chassis, commercially produced tractor-trucks that where available for purchase in the United States and Canada for street and highway use at the time of their manufacture.   Non-street legal, custom-bodied trucks and/or single-seat “yard mules” are not approved for competition.

1.3. Vehicles are limited to one steer and one drive axle only.

1.5 Must meet weight requirements of no less than 11,500 pounds and no greater than 14,500 pounds with the driver at the completion of any practice or competition. Weight includes fuel, oil, water tanks and driver, as the truck comes off of the track. No refilling or dumping of fluids or adding of any weight to the vehicle before weighing of truck after completion of the race is allowed.

1.6  May be of “OEM” conventional or cab-over design; may be a day-cab or sleeper, provided that the wheelbase of all trucks is between 144” and 176”.

1.7 The exterior appearance of the cab of the truck may not be altered in any way, except for reinforcing panels and/or joints, i.e. no chopping the roof line or std cab extremities. Rear cab side “fairings” are allowed as long as they do NOT exceed 12” in width.

1.8 Minimum height of cab is 7′ and maximum overall height of the truck is not to exceed 10’-6” (including exhaust stacks). However, cab may be lowered to the top of the frame by removal of the cab suspension only.

1.9  Cab must remain in an “above frame” state, no lowering of the cab below the stock frame rails is permitted.

1.10 All cabs must retain the OEM floor in its original location.

1.11  All competition vehicles must meet all safety and performance standards detailed in the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series competition rules (bbrs) as prescribed in the following.

2 Engines / drive train:

2.1  Engines and transmissions must be located within 4″ of the stock location; no major set-backs or relocations are allowed.

2.2 Replacement engines or transmissions may use adapter plates to attach to stock frame mounts provided they meet the 4″ rule. Adapters may off-set engine and/or transmission locations by no more than 4.0” vertically or front to back, no side shift is permitted.

2.3 Radiators may be enlarged or replaced with alternate units.

2.4 Minimum engine displacement: 10 liters; maximum engine displacement: 16 liters.

2.5 Engine must be 4 stroke configurations.

2.6 Engines may be a replacement. Engines may be of a different model year than the truck chassis but must have been available from the O.E.M. for commercial highway use in a truck released for the USA or Canadian use.

2.7 All engines, regardless of size, must have one single-stage turbo unit. the inducer size is limited to 80mm, no exceptions. Any turbo larger than 80mm will require a turbo restrictor. Turbochargers may be of any make or model.

2.8 Camshaft must remain OEM, no custom ground shafts permitted, and be available over the counter from an OEM manufacturer.

2.10 No dry sumps permitted. Fuel /oil coolers are permitted.

2.11 Transmissions may be standard or automatic, however, they must be commercially available for purchase in the United States and or Canada from an OEM, no super truck transmissions are permitted.

2.12 All transmissions must have a working reverse gear.

2.13 Clutch: must be commercially available, no custom clutches or torque converters.

2.14 Final drive: limited slip differentials are permissible. Traction control devices are strictly prohibited.

2.15   No power driven front ends allowed.

2.16 A stock commercially available rear-end housing must be used in stock lateral position, no alteration to the housing is permitted to attain any camber alteration. No two speed rear ends are permitted.

2.17 Exhaust downstream of the turbocharger may use a muffler or DPF; due to the high heat generated by after treatment devices they are “not” permitted to have any regen function/diesel fuel injection after the combustion chamber.

2.18 Exhaust systems must have a minimum of two (2) 3/8” diameter bolts crossed (“x”) in the exhaust system.

2.19 Excessive smoke will be grounds for a black flag and possible disqualification from the event at the steward’s discretion.

2.20 Exhaust may exit via “stacks or weed burners,” your choice.

2.21 One (1) drive-shaft safety loop, made of 2” wide x 1/4″ thick steel strap, must be installed for every 48” of drive-shaft, equally spaced. (Yes, that means that a 49” shaft needs two.)

2.22 The position of the driveshaft safety loop shall be no more than 12” behind each u-joint.

2.23 Engine fuel introduced into the combustion chamber is limited to #2 diesel fuel only. Nitrous, methanol, propane, ether and water injection are prohibited. Under no circumstances is any “combustible” permitted to be introduced into the exhaust stream after the combustion chamber.

2.24 The use of electronic logic processors (this includes any traction control devises) to control ANY function of the race truck and/or any system for gathering data from any function of the truck foe which the intended use is computer downloading will NOT be allowed at any time or at any event.

3.0 Brakes

3.1 Trucks may use either air operated drum or disk front brakes, provided the braking system (including but not limited to all friction components, lines, brackets) is available from either an OEM or commercially available aftermarket supplier.

3.2 Trucks must use OE, DOT approved air operated rear drum brakes.

3.3 Custom or non-OE friction material may be used for brake lining, but stock brake shoes or brake pad backing plates must be utilized.

3.4 All trucks must utilize a water spray system to maintain brake cooling.

3.5 Standard dual circuit brake actuation via the “foot pedal” only are mandatory, driver regulated air front to rear proportioning valve for setting brake proportions are legal BUT only for front to rear proportioning, via an air regulator placed inline between the foot pedal and rear axle brake valve only. No proportioning of left to right will be permitted.

3.6 Standard Class 8 type air over spring parking brakes must remain operable at all times and all controls must remain within reach of the driver while seated and seat belts fastened. Parking brake controls must be clearly identified inside the cab.

3.7 Maximum air system pressure not to exceed 130 psi. All air tanks must be securely attached to the chassis and must be DOT approved tanks.

3.8 Antilock brakes are illegal.

4.0 Chassis / suspension

4.1 All trucks will have a minimum of 60/40% weight ratio, front to rear. 60 frt. Minimum/40 maximum rear.

4.2 The minimum weight of all trucks of 11,500 lbs. including driver, AFTER the races, will not exceed a maximum of 400 lbs. greater weight of the left side than the right side of the vehicle.

4.3 Minimum ground clearance for the side pods and coverings is 8”.

4.4 Must have straight axles; no independent suspensions. (front or rear)

4.5 We recommend you add a third-link; differential link to the frame for rear-end roll under acceleration/deceleration.

4.6 A maximum of four (4) additional cross-frame bracings are legal.

4.7.  All cross-frame supports must be perpendicular to the main frame rails, no x members permitted and properly attached to the stock frame rails.

4.8 Limit one shock per axle corner and shock body must be made of steel and must not be adjustable. Coil overs are prohibited.

4.9 Only OEM shock must be on the truck. Nitrogen and custom built shocks are illegal.

4.10 Leaf spring front suspensions only. Modification may include two (2) coil springs or air bags on the front axle (1 per side) in conjunction with leaf springs as “overload” helpers. Air bags used in this manor are not to be adjustable by the driver when belted into the drivers seat and must be independent of each others air supply. Weight adjusting screws may be used in conjunction with the metal front coil “overload” springs and may not be adjustable by the driver.

4.11 Rear suspension is to be of an OEM commercially available configuration, and design using air bags or leaf spring.

4.12 Modification may include two (2) coil springs per rear axle (1 per side) when replacing the air bags, if rear coil springs are used, they must be restrained to the vehicle by a tether system connecting the rear coil spring to the rear axle assembly. (combination of both coil springs and air bags is prohibited.)

4.13 Driver may not have the ability to adjust any aspect of the suspension during competition including shocks, ride height, spring rate or axle roll.

4.14 Anti-roll (sway) bars: legal.

4.15 A semblance of a fifth wheel is required. It is recommended that the “stock” fifth wheel unit be removed.

4.16.  Front axles must be a commercially available unit “from a truck OEM” with a single piece center beam and non-adjustable stock spindles fitted to each side via stock “king pin” style fitment.

4.17 Caster: the front steer axle can be set to a maximum of +25 degrees’ caster by the means of castor angle adjusting wedges, provided that the front axle remains in the stock, originally engineered position no lateral offsets allowed.

4.18Camber: the front steer axle and its wheel camber is to be set at zero degrees’ camber (+/-1.5 degrees total) measured on a level surface with the front wheels in a straight-forward position if caster blocks are used.

4.19 If caster blocks are 10 degrees or less, the front axle may be bent a maximum of 10 degrees’ camber in the straight forward position.

4.20 All suspension must retain OEM design and must be based on dot approved parts.

4.21 A stock steering gearbox or “factory rack and pinion specifically used on the vin# of the truck” and stock OEM steering pump must be maintained.

4.22 No rear suspension “Lift bars,” “Pull bars” or “Traction bars” are permitted.

5.0 Roll cage/body

5.1 Roll-cages: the driver’s compartment must be fitted with an internal safety cage. Minimum acceptable safety cage requirements are detailed in these regulations. The roll cage should follow the full outline of the cab’s interior. (Vehicles with substandard welds, improper mounting, inadequate fitment or poorly engineering design will not be allowed to compete.) No exterior roll hoops behind the cab will be permitted.

5.2 The minimum base plate area for mounting the cage to cab floor and then to frame is 8” x 8”, using 1/4″ steel plate (please note bigger is better).

5.3 Base plates must be bolted using minimum ½” diameter grade 8 hardware to the cab floor using a matching thickness and material base plate as a mating plate. Under-cab, matching roll cage base plates must be firmly attached to the chassis (welded solid is recommended, otherwise bolted to frame with a minimum of six, 5/8” grade 8 bolts).

5.3 The cab exterior may not be modified for the fitting of a roll cage.

5.4 All roll-cage material must be a minimum of 2.0” od x .120” wall seamless steel.

5.5 A minimum of three (3) horizontal… or… two (2) “x” and one (1) horizontal driver’s side door bars are required. Intersecting vertical support bars are also required; minimum two (2) full sets for horizontal bars…or… minimum one (1) center bar for “x” designs. The gutting of interior door panels and the modification of interior sheet metal for the fitment of all roll-cage components is allowed. Door bars may extend into the cavity of a gutted door to provide additional room for the driver’s seat. Roll cages are to be attached to the cab structure floor at a minimum four (4) locations. Additional tabs, attaching the roll cage to various points of the cab are highly recommended.

5.6 All main hoops shall incorporate a 1/4″ inspection hole drilled in such a location as to allow a tech inspector ample room for caliper measurement. All welds recommended to be completed by a certified welder. These requirements are minimum. Additional reinforcements are acceptable.

5.5 Front and rear bumper guards must be fitted to the front and rear of the vehicle, they must can support the vehicle weight when jacked up. These guards are to same material and size as the roll bars.

5.6 No aftermarket, “cattle catcher” style front bumpers allowed.

5.7 Bars (front and rear bumper guards) must have a 5/16″ inspection hole drilled for easy access by bandit series technical inspectors. The tube structure may not be skinned and must remain open tubing. These guards must meet the following specifications.

5.8 For the front bumper guard only: the main hoop of the bumper must be vertical (+-5 degrees) and must not extend any further forward than four inches than the front face of the standard bumper. The highest edge of the guard must be in line with the highest point of the standard bumper. The front bumper may remain or be removed. The front guard must be attached directly to the frame rails only, and all the attachments must be forward of the complete front wheels. The front guard assembly must be a minimum of 80% of the measured width of the vehicle and not exceed the overall width of the body.

5.9 For the rear guard only: the rear face of the guard must be vertical (+-5 degrees). No part of the rear guard may extend more than six inches behind the end of the chassis rails. The highest point of the rear guard must be level with top of the frame rails. The rear guard must be tapered in to allow no hooking of bumpers.

5.10 The overall width of the rear guard must extend to at least the centerline of the duals (+/- 1”). They cannot extend beyond the outermost tread of the tire. The rear guard must be attached directly to the frame only and all the attachments must be rearward of the complete rear wheels.

5.11 Front and rear bars must be between 11” and 16” above the ground. (consider on track access when configuring your height.)

5.12 The ends of all tubes must be closed. Bottom tubes must be joined to top tubes, no sharp edges or corners permitted.

5.13.  All trucks shall be equipped with side crash bars. Assemblies must include a minimum of two horizontal bars (2.0” od x .120” wall or 2.0” square x .120” wall steel) no greater than 18” on centerline. Vertical support bars can be no more than 24” apart between each vertical tube.

5.14 Side bar guards: the side bar assemblies must be bolted or welded to the truck frame rails to ensure integrity during competition contact. Side bar assemblies may be comprised of a single piece or multiple independent sub-assemblies. If sub-assemblies are installed, a maximum spacing of 2” may exist between any two sections. Side bar assemblies must extend to within 1″ of the widest measured point of the vehicle tire track and cannot exceed 2” of the widest measured point of the original vehicle.

5.15 The length of side bar assemblies shall be no more than 12” from the outside diameter of the front and/or rear tire. All terminating ends of the side pod assembly must be capped and must contain an intersecting vertical support bar no more than 1/2” from the end of the tube.

5.16 All side bars must be installed such that the bottom of the assembly is no less than 8” and no more than 12” from the racing surface (ground line) and must maintain a height equal to the top frame rail within 1 inch.

5.17.  The side bar assemblies must be covered in fiberglass, aluminum, sheet steel or plastic and all bodywork is to be securely affixed to the assembly.

5.18 All trucks are required to have the supplied “Minimizer” fenders installed per the manufacturers recommendations. Rear fenders and brackets will be supplied to the teams at no cost by Minimizer.

5.19 Vehicles with tilt cabs must have an additional device in addition to the normal tilt lock mechanism which will prevent cab tilt. The weakest part of the device must be either one steel bolt or pin of at least 3/4” diameter or two steel bolts or pins of at least 5/8” diameter. No exceptions.

5.20  No “wings” or spoilers allowed.

5.21 All trucks must have clearly identified tow points, front and rear bars are acceptable, add-on hooks cannot protrude past the bars.

6.0 Safety

6.0. The MINIMUM age for a Bandit driver will be 16 years of age. Proof of driver’s age must be submitted if asked by a Minimizer Bandit Big Rig official.

6.1. All required driver’s safety equipment must be installed, and in use always during practice, exhibition and competition. Teams are responsible for maintenance of and proper use of the safety equipment, and compliance with all Bandit Series’ rules and regulations.

6.2 Professional circle track racing seats are required for all driver seats. Full containment seats are highly recommended. All seats fitted must be mounted solid per manufacturers recommendations.

6.3 The driver’s seat must be attached to the roll-cage by no less than four grade 8 bolts, 3/8″ minimum.

6.4 The back of all driver’s seats must be minimum height of the middle of driver’s helmet or higher.

6.5 Passenger seats and safety equipment must be of the same specification and installation as the driver. No passengers are allowed during any Bandit Series competition. Passengers may be allowed by Bandit Series officials during ride-along sessions at reduced speed.

6.6 Harness requirements: all drivers in Bandit Series sanctioned events shall utilize a minimum five point SFI certified, lap belt, shoulder harness and submarine belt. Not more than 2 years old from date of manufacture.

6.7 Harness must be installed per manufacturer’s recommendations.

6.8 All belts and harnesses should be replaced following any hard crash, as well as any belt assembly that shows any signs of wear or damage.

6.9 Glass side windows are to be removed from the vehicle and may not be installed anytime that the truck is on the race track.

6.10 Windshields: OE windshields may, optionally, be removed. Stock replacement windshields or Lexan are acceptable. Plexiglas plastic is not acceptable.

6.11 Approved alternate material windshields must have minimum thickness of 3/16”.

6.12 Cracked windshields will be scrutinized. Damaged windshields as deemed unsafe during safety & tech inspection, will be required to be removed prior to competition.

6.13 All trucks with Lexan front windshields are required to have a minimum of one vertical support installed on the inside of the cab within 3 inches of center of the windshield, and within 1/2″ of the windshield and shall be no less than 1 inch wide x 1/8 inch thick (aluminum or steel), and shall be bolted or riveted to the chassis or roll-cage at the top and bottom of the support.

6.14 All competition trucks must have an SFI-approved driver’s side window net installed and attached to the roll-cage. If a passenger seat is installed a passenger window net is mandatory.

6.15 All window nets must cover the entire window opening. Extensive openings, as defined by Bandit Series officials, will not be allowed to participate.

6.16 Side window nets MUST be mounted securely to the upper most side door bar and to the top “halo” bar above the driver’s head. All mounts and mounting brackets must be of metal design, no zip ties allowed!

6.17 Steering wheels: quick-disconnect steering wheels are mandatory.

6.18 All Bandit Series competition vehicles must have a self-contained, single-action (push-button or pull-handle) fire suppression system installed or a securely mounted 5lb, hand held extinguisher mounted in the cab.

6.19 Fire suppression systems need must have SFI or FIA certification.

6.20 Minimum three (3) extinguisher nozzles; one (1) pointed centrally towards the top and center of the engine, one (1) pointed towards the driver’s area and the egress door, and one (1) pointed aft aiming at the fuel cell/lines area. In the event of added nozzles you must match the system capacity to the desired number of nozzles and area of coverage.

6.21 All on board fire systems must be installed with an internal (cab) and external activation device, accessible by corner workers and emergency teams.

6.22 All on-board fire extinguishers/systems shall be identified at the external activation point of the fire extinguisher.

6.23 All helmets must be a certified Snell rated SA10 or SA2010, full face helmet. Type m (motorcycle helmets) or other non-SA helmets are not allowed.

6.24 Neck brace – helmet support are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Necks or Hans style devices are preferred.

6.25 Helmets showing sign of abuse or accident damage or lack of proper neck restraint attachments shall be cause for immediate failure of tech and safety inspection and must be discarded.

6.26 All driver’s suits must have a valid FIA and/or SFI certification.

6.27 If using a single-layer SFI 3.2/a1 or 3.2/a3 suit, the driver must also wear fire-retardant SFI- or FIA-certified top and bottom undergarments. Multilayer suits rated SFI 3.2/a5 or higher may be worn without undergarments.

6.28 Fire-retardant FIA- or SFI-rated socks, racing gloves and shoes are also required with all single and/or multi-layer suits.

6.29 Certified head socks are strongly encouraged but are not mandatory

6.30 Annual gear inspection process. Initial inspections will require all driver gear to be presented for inspection. Approved gear will be issued an annual inspection helmet sticker. Any driver found to be using unapproved or unsafe replacement gear after completing the annual inspection will be fined $1,000 and suspended for (1) one race for the first offense.

6.31 A second offense would be considered a blatant disregard of safety and will result in a $5,000 fine and a one year suspension.

7.0 Batteries / Electrical:

7.1 All batteries must be sealed units.

7.2 All batteries must be fully secured.

7.3 Batteries may not be located in the cab.

7.4 Electrical disconnect switches: all trucks must have two (2) racing-type master electrical disconnect switches, wired in series, each switch must interrupt all power circuits.

7.5 All trucks shall have one electrical disconnect switch mounted in an area of the cockpit, accessible by the driver while secured in the driving seat by all safety restraints.

7.6 All trucks shall have one electrical disconnect switch mounted to rear of the cab exterior and must be accessible as to be reached from either side of the truck, and properly identified.

7.7 All trucks shall have a minimum of two (2) operating brake lights. At all times, it is recommended that one (1) brake light be mounted to the rear of the cab at a height of no less than six (6) ft. from the track surface.

8.0 Tires / Rims / Mounting Hardware

8.1 Tires must be purchased through The Bandit Big Rig Series.

8.2 No alterations to the tire tread, grinding of or softening are prohibited.

8.3 DOT rims are required.

8.4 No split rims permitted.

8.5 All front axle lug nuts must be covered by an acceptable device or be recessed European style lugs.

8.6 No Dayton type hubs allowed.

9.0 Fuel, oil & coolant recovery systems

9.1 Fluid leaks must not be present in the pits or on the track prior to or during any competition.

9.2 No fluid filtration permitted inside the cockpit.

9.3 All fluid connections must be OEM or dot approved.

9.4 Coolant: coolant must be water only–no antifreeze. Anti corrosion additives / water wetter are permitted. An overflow tank is mandatory.

9.5 All saddle tanks and/or stock fuel tanks must be removed.

9.6 All fuel cells must be mounted between the frame rails aft of the cab.

9.7 All fuel cells must be certified for motorsports use.

10.0 Cockpit:

10.1 All hardware must be secured.

10.2 All vehicles are required to have the standard left and right as well as center rear view mirrors.

10.3 Firewall: no openings are permitted, they must be closed with metal.

10.4 Camera mounts: roll bar mounts are the only legal in cab mounts permitted.

11.0 Communications/timing:

11.1 Every team must have 2-way radio communication between the driver and crew; driver must have a hardwired system with stud wheel activated talk button. Each team must have “separate channels” no truck to truck communications permitted. Pre-race inspections by the “bbrs” will be enforced.

11.2 All trucks will be required to use a transponder for scoring. Which will be provided by The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series. The transponder will be zip tied to the furthest forward bar of the driver’s side anti-intrusion pod located behind the drivers front wheel.

11.3 All drivers will be required to use a working receiver communication radio for communication from race control. Receiver units are available for purchase from The Bandit Big Rig Series.

12.0 Driver Conduct

12.1 All drivers will be required to sign a Bandit Big Rig Series Participation agreement before being allowed to race.

12.2 All drivers and trucks will be required to participate in the Bandit Meet & Greet Sessions at all Bandit events that driver is registered in, unless unable to participate due to damage to race vehicle. Failure to appear, unless approved by Bandit Officials prior to session, will result in disqualification from the A-Main event.

12.3 All drivers will be required to maintain their Bandit Big Rig Series Membership in Good Standings to be eligible to compete in Bandit Big Rig Series events. Including personal conduct, on track conduct and social media conduct.

12.4 “Heat of the Moment” encounters between Bandit drivers, owners or crews that do NOT include physical violence, will result in a meeting with the Bandit Big Rig Series officials, official warning, probation or any combination of above mentioned penalties as Bandit officials see fit.

12.5 Verbally disparaging, whether in person or on social media between competing drivers, owners or their crew members will not be tolerated. Penalty for this offense will be a meeting with Bandit officials, fine of between $500 to $1,000 and possible suspension from Bandit Series events. Severity of the penalty will be left to discretion of Bandit officials. Drivers ARE responsible for the actions of their crews.

12.6 Physically assaulting a fellow competitor, competitor crew member, Bandit official or Bandit Series sponsor, by ANY member of the team will NOT be tolerated under any circumstances. Penalty for the above offense will result in a fine of between $1,000 to $5,000, probation and possible suspension from any Bandit Series event. Severity of the penalty will be determined by Bandit officials, not with standing any legal action taken by the assaulted party. Drivers ARE responsible for the actions of their crew members.

12.7 Any driver found to be intentionally using their front bumper to ram or spin another competing truck out of their way to advance their position, in the judgment of Bandit Officials and other available sources, will be subject to being penalized 2 spots in the finishing order plus the loss of all points for that race. A second occurrence in the same season will result in the loss of points and prize money won for that event of that second occurrence plus driver being placed on probation. A third occurrence in the same race season will result in immediate suspension from the next two (2) Bandit events, loss of all points won that night, loss of all prize money won that night, loss of 1,000 points in the point standings plus a $500 fine to be paid before the driver or vehicle is allowed to compete again after the 2 event suspension.

12.8 Any driver attempting to manipulate the outcome of a race, retaliating or intentionally wrecking another vehicle, in the judgment of Bandit officials and other available sources, will result in the loss of all points and pay for that event, loss of 2,000 points from the season point standings, a fine of $5,000 to $10,000 to be determined by Bandit officials, and a 2 race suspension, effective immediately from all Bandit events. A second offense of these charges, will result in immediate suspension from all Bandit events for 1 calendar year, loss of all points and prize money won for that event, loss of all season points accumulated for the year, a fine of $10,000 with the driver needing to apply for reinstatement to Bandit after all said penalties have been fulfilled.

12.9 Judgment of the Bandit Series Rule committee is final.

13.0 Truck & Team Appearance

13.1 All trucks and team members will be “professional” in appearance.

13.2 All trucks lettering will be neat and professional in appearance. Truck numbers, will located on both side doors and be a minimum of 18” high and be in a contrasting color to the paint of the truck. NO “tape” or spray can numbers allowed.

13.3 All trucks will have their truck number also displayed on the rear of the cab in contrasting colors no smaller than 9” in height.

13.4 The front 18” of both right and left side pods are reserved for approved Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series contingency partner decals.

13.5 The Minimizer Bandit Series decals, will be displayed on both the right and left side of the foremost leading edge of the hood.

13.6 All team crew members will be dressed in clean matching team shirts. Crew members are defined as anyone that maintains, repairs or adjusts the race vehicle as well as support staff such as timers, scorers, spotters, etc.… T-shirts are NOT allowed.

13.7 All drivers suit and team uniforms will display the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig patches and associate sponsors patches in the specified areas.

14.0 Miscellaneous Rules and information

14.1 All competitor earnings and pay outs will be made by direct deposit, directly to the team account set up on the Wednesday following all Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Events.

14.2 The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series reserves the right to change or amend these rules as it sees fit for the betterment of the series.

14.3 The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series will allow ONLY 4 truck per race team. You can own and work with another race team.