Break­ing down the di­vi­sions

USA TODAY US Edition - - SPORTS - Mike Hem­bree

Short tracks across the na­tion name their di­vi­sions dif­fer­ently, so there is no con­sis­tent nomen­cla­ture. But at Bow­man Gray Sta­dium, the cat­e­gories break down like this

Mod­i­fieds: Fea­tured cars, light­weight, pow­er­ful, de­signed specif­i­cally for rac­ing. They must weigh at least 2,650 pounds and are low to the ground, open-wheeled and race with off­set chas­sis.

Sports­man: Al­lows Late Model stock cars that are stock in ap­pear­ance. Both sixand eight-cylin­der en­gines are al­lowed. Street Stock: Cars are sim­i­lar to Sports­man cars but weigh more and gen­er­ally have fewer en­gine mod­i­fi­ca­tions. Sta­dium Stock: Four­cylin­der cars with stock bod­ies, usu­ally the “starter” divi­sion.

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