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$10,000 to Win Enduro Info

$10,000 To-Win ENDURO Information

Thanks for your interest in the Annual $10,000 to win Enduro at Cedar Lake Speedway. We hope the following answers your questions. If you have additional questions, please call 612-363-0479.

Cedar Lake Speedway will host the ANNUAL $10,000 to win ENDURO race on Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. One of the highest paying Enduros in the country will run for 200 laps or two hours, whichever comes first.   To register NOW and reserve your spot in this prestigous event, click on the registration .pdf icon below.


Up to 120 cars will all begin at the same time and the first car to complete 200 laps or when two hours has expired will be the winner. Pit stops are allowed but they will be made under green flag racing, meaning you will lose your position if you pit. There will be no mandatory pit stops or yellow flags; this is an all green flag race. Each driver will supply one scorer to help score this event (no experience necessary). He or she must pay admission to the grandstand. The scorers will be instructed at a special meeting before the race on race day.

Ticket Prices:

Grandstands: $15 for adults; $7 for students age 6-16. 5 and under are free.

Pit Pass (includes grandstand admission): $30

General Enduro Rules

Any areas not covered in the rules shall be left to the discretion of management.

1) All drivers must be 16 years of age or older. All drivers under 18 years of age must have a signed, notarized minor’s release requiring a parent or guardian signature. This release, plus the registration form, will be posted on Cedar Lake Speedway’s Web site.

2) Each entry must have a scorer. A special area will be reserved for the scorers where they can follow the instructions of the head scorer.

3) A mandatory meeting for all drivers will be held in the pits by the scale before the race is held.

4) All cars will be checked for safety rules only before the race and will be impounded until race time. Pit gates will open at 9:00 am. Cars must be in the tech line by 1:00 p.m. The driver and one pit person are allowed in tech line. After the race, the top 10 cars will be inspected for rule violations. If any car is found to be illegal for any reason, the driver will be disqualified and not be paid.

5) Each driver will draw for his/her position.

6) The race will be started with three cars abreast with a maximum of 120 cars.

7) Drivers will hold their position until the green flag is displayed.

8) The yellow flag will not be used. If there are cars with breakdowns or cars in accidents, the other cars will avoid them while continuing to race.

9) The red flag will be displayed if there is a fire, rollover, or the track is blocked. All cars must stop immediately. There will be no assistance from the pit crews who are not allowed on the track at any time. The race will be restarted with the cars in the same position as before the red flag after a 10-second countdown from the announcer and fans.

10) If your car is black flagged for any reason, you must exit the track immediately.

11) Unless a hazard exists, the driver may not get out of his/her car on the racing surface or service his/her car in the infield.

12) In the event your car becomes inoperable, try to get off the track. If you stall, you will be removed from the track as soon as possible.

13) The flagman will indicate the middle of the race with cross flags. The white flag will indicate the leader is on the last lap.

14) Driver changes are not allowed.

15) Cars will be allowed to enter pits for repair or servicing during green flag racing only. Pit stops/refueling allowed only in designated areas. Re-entry to the race surface will be allowed as the track officials indicate. During a red flag, the entrance and exit will be blocked.

16) Pit stops in the pit area must be done in an orderly fashion.

17) Disqualification is the penalty for any violations.

18) The first car to complete 200 laps or when two hours has expired is the winner, subject to post-race inspection.

19) The official finish of the enduro will be posted on our Web site.

20) Payoff: Top 10*:

1st: $10,000
2nd: $3,500
3rd: $1,500
4th: $1,000
5th: $900
6th: $800
7th: $700
8th: $600
9th: $550
10th: $500

*Payoff assumes 120 entrants. If there are more or less than 120 entrants, the purse will be adjusted pro-rata up or down, respectively.

Car and Body Rules

1) Any 4-cylinder car with a maximum wheelbase of 105.5”. No Pintos, trucks, AWD/4WD, T-tops or convertibles.

2) Cars must be strictly stock with NO modifications. This includes all engine components, drive train, suspension, ignition system or cooling system, exhaust system, and axles (exhaust system does NOT need a catalytic converter, but must have a muffler).

3) No chopping, channeling, bracing or shortening of frame allowed (door plates may be used for safety only). No exceptions. Full steel body must remain original and intact at all times. No rub rails or sharp edges on outside of body.

4) Passenger tires only. Wheels and tires must be of like size on all four corners. Right front wheel MUST be reinforced to prevent its loss during race. Plating washers and/or oversized nuts must be used. Tire size: any size original stock rim is acceptable. Max tire width is 7.5". No altering tires in any way. No mud or snow tires (i.e. those designed specifically for mud or snow. Regular road tires that say "M&S" are acceptable). No bias ply tired allowed. No pipes or protectors welded over tire valve stem. Hubcaps must be removed.

5) No turbos (or superchargers) allowed. One stock carburetor (2 or 4 barrel) or fuel injection only.

6) Batteries must be located in original position under hood and securely fastened.

7) Hoods and deck lids must have original hinges or pins/chains keeping them in place or they must be removed.

8) The stock steel floor pan, firewalls, truck floor, and wheel wells must be retained.

9) All cars must have a windshield or, if windshield is removed, car must have bracing over the windshield area covered with mesh. All other glass and trim must be removed including headlights, taillights, and all mirror assemblies. No broken glass allowed in car. Windshield wipers and washers are highly recommended if windshield is intact.

10) Must have steering wheel, steering column and pedals in stock position (removable steering wheels are acceptable).

11) Car’s interior must be completely gutted except dash and front seat. Dash can be removed also if you wish.

12) Stock seat allowed but racing seat recommended.

13) No passengers allowed.

14) All doors must be welded, chained, or bolted shut. If driver’s door comes open, the car will be disqualified.

15) Bumpers must be chained or reinforced to frame to keep it from dropping onto the track.

16) Mufflers are mandatory.


1) Fire suit gloves and neck collar highly recommended. If not wearing a fire suit, cotton long-sleeved protection is required. No nylon clothing or nylon shoes allowed.

2) Full face helmet required.

3) Racing type seat belt and harness required. Minimum of four-point safety belt system required. Five-point harness recommended.

4) Four post roll bar (at least .095 x 1.625 steel tubing) mandatory with steel mounting plates on each end welded and/or bolted to the floor pan. If bolted, minimum of four ½” bolts on each plate. In addition, the “hoop” portion of the roll bar will be reinforced with a minimum of .095 x 1.625 steel tubing. See diagram below for proper installation. Roll bar must be located directly behind the driver and reach as close as possible to the roof and left side of car. Six point roll bar or more strongly recommended. Both rear down bars that initially affix to the roll cage hoop & end at the rear of the car may be tack welded to both rear strut towers. Excessive welding or extra steel support will not be allowed at the strut towers, simply the down brs welded to both towers. Further, only one support bar will be allowed to marry both rear down bars. This support must be within 12" of the strut towers.  See below for an example of an approved roll-cage.

5) A minimum of one .095 x 1.75 steel bar to protect driver from side impact is mandatory. One end should be welded halfway up roll and continue to in front of driver’s seat. Mounting plate required on end of bar and welded and/or bolted to the floor pan. If bolted, minimum of four ½” bolts on plate. Driver's side door plates are allowed.

6) Driver compartment bracing must remain inside driver’s compartment and may not pass through any firewall.

7) Extra bracing may be installed as a safety feature only and may not reinforce the body or frame or alter the geometry of the car. Roll bar installation is subject to inspection and will be closely scrutinized.

8) Gas tanks located above or in front of rear axle do not have to be relocated. All others must be replaced with a fuel cell (maximum 12 gallons) or boat tank (maximum of 6.6 gallons). Fuel cell/boat tank must be secured and located in the front of the trunk. The fuel line must exit from the top or side of cell/boat tank. A complete firewall must seal the trunk area from the driver’s compartment if the fuel tank is placed in the trunk. No gas line in driver’s compartment.

Claim Rule

1) The track will purchase the winning car for $100.00 after the event, less fuel cell (if used), fire extinguisher, racing seat and harness system. If the winning driver refuses the claim, he/she loses all prize money and second place will be declared the winner under the same conditions.


1) Mascots, decorating cars, advertising nicknames, cartoons, etc. are encouraged. Mascots and decorations must be secured to not fall off on track will racing.

2) No suggestive language, symbols, or numbers allowed on car. Anything on the car in bad taste will mean disqualification.

3) Your car number should be painted on both sides of the car in contrasting colors at least 18 inches high and 5 inches wide. It must be legible and fill the entire door space.

4) No 2-way or 1-way radios or cell phones may be used by driver, pit crew or scorer during race.

5) Cars may be left on CLS property and we will dispose of the vehicle.