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2023-2024 Racing Season
The AASBD 2023-2024 Racing Season begins on August 1, 2023 and ends on July 31, 2024.
The AASBD 2023-2024 Rally Racing Season begins the day after United States Memorial Day, May 30, 2023, and ends on the following United States Memorial Day, May 27, 2024.
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Rulebook Updates for the
2023-2024 Racing Season
A participant in the Stock or Super Stock Division must remain in the lean forward position with his or her helmet and eyes above the (top of shell) of the car throughout the entire heat.
a. The limit weight distribution to no more than a fifteen (15) pound nose or tail-heavy differential in the Stock and Superstock Divisions.
b. The limit weight distribution to no more than a fifteen (15) pound nose and five ((5) pound tail-heavy differential in the Masters Division.
All cars must weigh-in on race day morning, in racing position, on the same scales per division. If cars are weighed and impounded before race day, the Race Officials have the option of weighing only drivers on race day morning. The Master Division hatch must be completely opened during the weigh-in process. Handlers need to be prepared for this capability. The driver must maintain their weigh in position and location when racing (in all divisions).
The number of Rally Regional Titles that will be awarded by a Rally Region is determined by multiplying the number of racers per region and division by a predetermined percentage (listed below).
Factor for those Regions holding a minimum of ten (10) Double Elimination Rally Races **:
- Stock: 20%
- Super Stock: 20%
Factor for those Regions holding less than ten (10) Double Elimination Rally Races: **
- Stock: 10%
- Super Stock: 10%
In an effort to encourage Racers to participate in the Rally Program, a minimum of one qualified Rally Racer per division will be invited from a Region when that Region is not able to hold the required amount of Rally Races or has minimal participation.
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Jamey Allen – Vice
Rachelle Tomasek – Secretary
Alan Howe – Honorary
Anne Taylor Yenko – Honorary
Gene Blackwell – Member
Bill Graham – Member
Wendy Barr – Member
Lisa Carpenter – Member
Sally Fell – Member
Al Garren – Member
Chris Schlafke – Member