Well guy's it's time again, the rules are out. After a successful 2004 Jeff and I decided that it would be in the best interest of the racers to mirror the GSM rules. Most of the competitors changed their cars for this class and it makes no sense to change them back for one race. So we have used the GSM rules as a template for the GSE rules BUT (the big but) we did loosen up a couple of areas to try and get more cars to run I know there are a lot of cars that with very little work can fit in and be competitive in Both GSE and GSM. One change is we will allow a cowl hood. No real advantage to one other than hood clearance. We also put a max weight on a vehicle that has a big inch motor for now I dont see a 535 making enough power to over come the fact that he has to weigh 4100 pounds. We want the class to be close and competitive. Exhaust does not have to exit at the bumper it will be only required to go the rear axle. It must have mufflers though. We are also going to allow aftermarket seats for safety reasons at the speed these cars are going we need to be safe foremost. We also drop the need for the appearance of a gas tank. Several guys are going to add chutes and the tank will interfere. Other than that the rules will be as GSM was last year. I hope we can get some new racers to come out and run with us this year it is always a good time. these change were submitted to the GSCA and should be up soon. We are also making some big changes to pro street that should be up soon. :Brow: GSE Rules 2005 1. 1965-1974 Buick Skylark, GS, Gran Sport Century and Buick Apollo bodies only. Factory glass must be in place. Steel bumpers only. Factory GS hoods, Skylark hoods, fiberglass hoods, gutted steel hoods OK. Pinned on hoods OK. Stage 2 scoops and cowls only. Externally mounted gauges OK. Sponsorship decals OK as long as the are on the windows of the car. 2. Any Buick V8 in any year model OK. Aftermarket block is legal. 3. NO cubic inch limit. 7.75 lbs per cubic inch rule will be in effect for aluminum headed cars up to 3800 LBS. max weight. Meaning cars over 490 inchs do not need to weigh more than 3800 LBS. 7.30 lbs per cubic inch will be in effect for iron headed cars. Stickers will be placed on drivers side of windshield with minimum weight of each car after CI is claimed. All weights are WITH driver. 4. The following cylinder heads are legal: Iron 400-430-455 Iron Stage 2 TA aluminum Stage 1 Street Eliminator TA aluminum Stage 2 Street Eliminator Bulldog Stage 1 5. Any single 4 bbl cast intake is legal. No sheet metal intakes. Dominators OK. 6. No turbo charging, super charging or NOS allowed. Fuel injection OK. 7. Under the bumper ram air OK. No head light removal. 8. Gasoline only. NO oxygenated race gas, alcohol or methanol. NO power enhancing additives. NO oxygen or nitrogen bearing compounds. 9. Any headers are legal. Exhaust system is required to the rear axle, 3.5 max. Car must have 2 mufflers 3.5 max. Any commercially available muffler is legal. 10. Any torque converter is legal. 11. NO trans brakes allowed. 12. Suspension mods limited to springs, bushings, air bags and shocks. Bolt on traction devices and upper/lower control arm replacements are legal. Aftermarket sway bars OK. 13. Slick width limited to 10.5 by sidewall designation. DOT tires limited to 13.5 by sidewall designation. 14. Trunk mounted fuel cells legal. Lowered gas tank sumps legal. 15. Full factory interior required with the exception of front seats, after market seat allowed for safety reasons 2 required, roll bar, shifter and gauges also allowed. 16. Cars will race heads up, off a ladder set by qualifying with the fastest car racing the slowest car off a .400 pro tree. 17. Once CI/weight has been determined all cars must weigh before returning to the pits, after every pass, during qualifying and eliminations. 18. Tech crew to determine who, when, and where any P&G-ing of cars. 19. All cars must conform to NHRA rules for speeds and ETs obtained. This will be STRICKLY enforced if you want to run come legal, the rulebook will be on hand for any discrepancys. Tec for safety will be done by rules committee not the track.