One of the most critical components on any race car is the fuel system. From the cell to the pump to the lines, your choice of products can impact your performance on track. With that in mind, we’ll go through the fuel system on Circle Track’s latest pavement project car point by point starting with the cell. We’ll get to plumbing the whole system and the pump itself at a later date.
Having the right fuel cell in your car along with correctly mounting it can prevent disast
This car has been designed to run some of the most pretigious Super Late Model races in the country, such as the Snowball Derby, the Winchester 400 and so on. Those races are long which means it’s critical that we design our fuel system to carry as much gas as possible. An extra lap can mean the difference between winning and loosing.
We’re going to race primarily under CRA’s Super Late Model rules, which state that the cell must have a maximum capacity of 22 gallons, be equipped with at least two (2) protective straps completely around it and be mounted securely behind the rear axle of the car. In addition, the car must have a minimum 1/8-inch steel or aluminum plate, between the fuel cell and rear end, which we actually modified for our own purposes, as you’ll see in the following pages. A standard rubber type cell in a steel container with ball valve type fuel shut off placed at the point the fuel exits the cell and a safety bar behind the cell is the standard. We settled on an ATL cell because of their quality and ease of installation. ATL ships their cells to you complete and ready to drop into the car. Billy Hess built the chassis and designed all of the brackets necessary to accommodate our chosen cell. Check it out.