GENERAL RULES - 2014

THE INTENT AND INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES WILL BE THE DECISION OF OFFICIALS IN CHARGE. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ANY COMPETITOR THAT HAS ANY QUESTIONS OR DOUBT ABOUT THE INTERPRETATION OR INTENT OF THE RULES CHECK WITH SPEEDWAY OFFICIALS. ALL DECISIONS OF THE OFFICIAL IN CHARGE SHALL BE FINAL.

Unless otherwise stated in a particular division, these general rules apply to all divisions.

SAFETYNOTE: The following safety rules set forth by the SPEEDWAY do not guarantee prevention of personal injury, but are a guideline to building a safer racing vehicle.

A. Fuel cells are required. The maximum capacity allowed is 22 gallons. Fuel cell must have a working check valve and foam.

B. Fuel cell must be mounted equal distance between rear frame rails and at least 10” above ground.

C. Fuel cell vent and overflow may not exceed 1” in diameter. Overflow must exit at rear of car.

D. Fuel cell must have four (4) 1/8” x 1” straps under cell and at least two (2) on top of cell bolted to fuel cell frame.

E. Fuel cell must be protected at rear by 1-3/4” roll bar tubing extend- ing below rear of frame 1/2” beyond bottom of cell and the width of the cell, with one (1) center brace.

F. Fuel line must be run in metal tubing or metal conduit from cell to pump. No electric fuel pumps permitted.

G. Cars must have fire extinguisher on-board in working order with gauge. The fire extinguisher must be in driver’s reach.

H. Drive Shaft and Bolt on Lead or Ballast must be painted white.

I. Window Net required. Must release from top and mount on roll cage at bottom.

J. Steering Wheel must be padded at center. Release hub recommended.

K. All Roll Bars in driver’s reach must be padded.

L. No open holes in floor pan or firewalls permitted.

M. Five (5) Point Harness System with 3” lap belt and shoulder harness required.
1. Both ends must be fastened to roll bar cage of car with aircraft quality bolts, not less than 3/8” in diameter. 2. A steel plate may be welded to roll bar cage on right side of driver so that the belt can be brought down in such a manner that it will keep the driver from sliding from side to side under the belt.
3. The belt must come from behind the driver over roll bar.

N. At least two (2) return springs required on throttle.
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O. Switches must be within driver’s reach with belts on.

P. Helmets are required and should meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Q. All drivers are required to wear approved flame retardant suits and gloves during all practice, qualifying and race conditions. (No Coveralls)

R. Radiator overflow must be run up to windshield so driver or official can see water in case car runs hot.

S. Absolutely NO ANTIFREEZE in coolant system.

ROLL CAGE
1. Steel Roll bars must be 1 1/2” outside diameter minimum.

2. Four (4) bars are required on driver’s side extending from main cage to door, three (3) bars on right side. All seams and joints must be welded solid.

3. Roll Cage must be approved by SPEEDWAY officials before entering race track.

SEATS
1. Bucket seats are mandatory and must be approved. Seats may be fiberglass or aluminum, bolted to seat frame attached to roll cage.

2. Seat must be high back with padded head rest.

3. Location of seat cannot extend past rear of door.

APPEARANCE

1. All cars must be neatly painted and maintained.

2. Numbers must be at least 24” on both right and left side of car. No Silver or Gold numbers. TWO NUMBERS ONLY. NO LETTERS

3. NO duplicate numbers. Numbers have to be assigned through the track. Duplicates will be reassigned at track discretion. For number
Call: Sandra Parker 798-2171 or 999-3510.

RACING IN TWO DIVISIONS. POINTS ASSIGNED TO HIGHEST DIVISION

PROTESTS

A. Only drivers can appoint someone to inspect car or protest. Protest- ing driver must compete in feature race. No protesting anyone finishing behind you. All protests must receive approval of Chief Pit Stew- ard. Spite protests or protests done in an unsportsmanlike manner will not be accepted. Protest must be made within 10 minutes of feature. You have 45 minutes to be ready to be teched.

B. Visual protests (requiring no measurements whatsoever) must be presented to Chief Pit Steward in writing BEFORE THE DRIVERS MEETING starts. $30.00 non refundable charge. NO VISUAL PROTEST CAN BE MADE AFTER THE RACE IS OVER.

C. All other protests or claims must be presented to Chief Pit Steward in writing within 10 minutes of finish of feature race accompanied by $150.00 per protest; $25.00 is given to the person designated to make measurements or whatever; and $125.00 to the driver who wins the protest.

D. Driver of cars found illegal forfeit points and money earned for entire race meet.

ENFORCEMENT

A. The fact that an infraction is not noted does NOT make it legal.

B. Chief Pit Steward may add weight for infractions that create an advantage.

C. The Chief Pit Steward has the final word on any rule or protest.

D. All problems will be handled in a calm and sportsmanlike manner. Anyone not conducting themselves in a sportsmanlike manner may have their license revoked for an indefinite period of time.

E. Loose lead found on any car after race will automatically disqualify car. (No Excuses)

F. Can be black flagged for dragging pieces. Will need to be checked for safety by pit official.

G. If you spin someone out, BOTH cars will be sent to rear.

H. 2 Way Radios will be allowed in Sportsman and Open Wheel but monitored on individual basis. The track reserves the right to take your radio privilege away.

CONDUCT IN PIT AREA

A. Drivers and/or car owners are responsible for their entire pit crew.

B. ABSOLUTELY NO DRINKING BY ANYONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PIT AREA.

C. Any pit crew member or anyone else in the pit area who violates the above stated rule will be in contempt and be fined $50.00. In addition, the driver will lose all winnings and points for the event, and will be suspended from the next racing event.

D. Drivers and crew members will conduct themselves in a calm and sportsmanlike manner at all times. Any one throwing anything will be Fined & Barred. Minimum Fine $100.

E. Any crew member or fan in the pit area who uses loud and abusive language towards any pit crew member or any track official, or any individual who is guilty of starting or engaging in a fight will be fined a minimum of $100.00. In addition, the driver will lose all winnings and points for the event, and could be suspended from the next 2 (two) racing events. According to severity, suspension can be indefinite. Anyone hitting a track official will be fined $200 and suspended. Family or fans coming out of stands will automatically cause driver to lose points and money for that night.

FUEL

The only approved fuel for operation of any racing vehicle on the SPEEDWAY is racing gasoline. ALCOHOL OR NITROUS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Violations subject to a fine of $200.00.

NOTE:
If you have won a championship in a division, you cannot step down to a lower division.

NOTE: The SPEEDWAY reserves the right to modify/change rules during the season as deemed necessary for safety, fair competition, or any other reason that track officials feel may be appropriate.