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What is Rocker Cover Racing?

Rocker Cover Racing gives old, unused rocker covers from actual engines a second chance at life. No longer will they be a small and unnoticed elements of a bigger product.

With Rocker Cover Racing, they leave their engines and the cars they're tightly packed in behind as they themselves become the centerpiece. 

Competitors take these old rocker covers and transform them into speed machines. With wheels and axles put on and of course racing stripes (to make it go faster), the rocker covers are ready for action. The only limit - one's creativity.  

This year, the SCCSA is hosting two Rocker Cover Racing events, the first on the 14th of March and the second on the 31st of October. For more information, please head to the Calendar. 


Rocker Cover Cars:

  • No engines or propulsion.

  • No moving weights.

  • Wheel can be attached to the car in any manner, but must not extend beyond the front of the rocker cover.

  • Nothing can extend beyond the front of the rocker cover.

  • Cars shall be based on an actual rocker cover from an automobile engine.

  • Cars must have four wheels, each no more than six inches in diameter.

  • Wheel must have a non-metallic surface contacting the track.


Tonka Trucks:

  • Trucks must be completely original structurally.

  • Tipping trays etc must be secured.

  • Additional weight can be fitted up to 10lbs GVM.

  • Any paint or fancy decorations are allowed provided they fit within the dimensional criteria



Rocker Cover Racer’s with (up to 6”) disc wheels which can use ball race bearings; Hard drive  Bearings: or similar.


Rocker Cover Racer’s using wheels other than described in Group:1.


Critical Dimensions: (Both Rocker Cover cars & Tonka Trucks)

  • 30 inch maximum overall car length.

  • 15 inch maximum overall car width.

  • 10 inch maximum overall car height.

  • 10 pounds maximum weight by official scales.

Track Dimensions

The Course:

  • The course shall consist of a launch incline, followed by a level run.

  • The launch incline shall be divided into two lanes, each 18 inches wide.  

  • The incline shall be three feet high at the rearmost part and level with the course at the front edge.

  • The front edge shall be mitred so as to provide a smooth transition from the incline to the run out area.

  • The official "Starting Line" shall be towards the rear edge of the incline.

  • A mechanized starting gate that releases both cars simultaneously is provided.

  • The run out section of the course shall consist of two lanes.

  • The lanes shall be clearly marked.

  • The finish line shall be marked at the end of the run out section.

  • The finish line will have an official judging the winners. The official is a judge of fact.

Running the Race
The Races:

  • Cars will be run in heats of two cars each.

  • The cars are to be launched with their front wheels on the starting line.

  • The first car to have its front wheels cross the finish line is the winner.

  • If neither car makes it to the finish line, the car going the furthest in its lane wins.

  • If the wheels of a car should cross over the lane marker the car shall be disqualified.

  • The competing car immediately becomes the winner.

  • Winning cars will advance to the next round until all are eliminated except one car.

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