2014 General Rules

2014 GENERAL RULES

1. The track reserves the right to refuse entry to any car, driver, crew member, or fan due to any rule violation
2. Due to insurance regulations, all in the pit area must sign a waiver / release form upon entry.
3. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times for safety reasons.
4. Absolutely no weapons of any kind on the raceway premises.
5. Anyone caught with any of illegal drugs or other substance will be asked to leave the premises and will face suspension. Drivers will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Any driver failing a drug or alcohol test will be suspended.
6. Anyone receiving injuries at the track must report the injuries to the proper officials before leaving the
7. No car owners, mechanics, crew members, drivers, or any other participants shall have a claim for damages or expenses against the raceway, its officials, or employees.
8. Driver’s must be a minimum 18 years of age or 11 and have a written release form signed by a legal parent or guardian, who accompanies the minor each week of racing. Ages 11 – 15 may run in one of the Pure Stock divisions. A driver must be a minimum age of 16 to compete in any other division, unless pre-approved by the raceway.
9. The decision of the track officials on the interpretation of the rules, scoring, flagging, and race procedure
10. A car can run in only one division per night. A driver can run in only one division per night, unless pre-approved by the raceway. (Special events or non-points races)
11. If a driver enters and starts three races in a division in a season, that driver may not move down to a lower division that same season, unless pre-approved by the raceway.
12. Driver and car owner assume responsibility of their crew and those in their pit area in every respect. If a crew member starts an altercation, the driver and car owner assume responsibility and may be fined and / or disqualified. If you go to another’s pit area you will be held liable.
13. Maximum two people at a time may confront a track official with a question. Do not argue or use obscene language with a track official, you may be fined and / or disqualified.
14. If we are forced to call a race for any reason, it is final if half of the laps are complete.
15. Working on the cars on the race track is not permitted at any time. Cars will be penalized for infraction of this rule. Track officials are not permitted to remove body parts or assist a car in any way, unless otherwise noted. You will be required to go to the pit area for any repairs.
16. Rough or reckless driving will be dealt with thru fines and / or suspensions. This may include loss of winnings and points for that night. This includes on track or in the pits.
17. Any car light at the scales during qualifying will start at the rear of the field in the consolation or feature race. Any car light at the scales in the feature race will be disqualified with no points or money.
18. Only one person per car is allowed at the scale area after a race. No others may enter the tech area. Clear the tech area when your car pulls away.
19. Only the driver or registered car owner may register a car for a race. Only the driver or registered car owner is allowed to receive the winnings at the payoff window.
20. Westhold transponders (yellow) will be required. It is then responsibility of each driver to register the transponder with the raceway and verify it is working properly.

2014 SAFETY RULES

1. According to insurance regulations, anyone driving a race car at any time must wear a full fire resistant uniform with a valid SFI 3.2A/1 or higher rating (including shoes and gloves rated SFI 3.3), safety approved helmet with a valid rating of Snell SA 2000 or newer, neck brace or HANS device.
2. An aluminum racing seat is mandatory and must be secured properly to the frame. All areas padded.
3. An approved five-point harness is mandatory. It must be bolted properly. It must be date stamped November 2007 or more current and be rated SFI 16.5 or SFI 16.1.
4. All stock chassis cars must have full roll cages. Minimum 1 ½” thick o.d. round tubing or black pipe , with a minimum .095” wall thickness. A minimum ¼” X 3” angle iron or minimum 2” X 2” X 1/8” thick (11 gauge) square tubing must be placed on top of the rocker panel to support the roll cage. This angle iron or tubing must extend to both ends of the rocker panel. All four main points of the roll cage must be welded to this tubing. Roll cage gussets will be required where necessary. No bars or pipes may extend beyond the body.
5. Chassis may not be off-set. Roll cages may not be off-set, must be centered in chassis. Must have a minimum four door bars at the left side door panel and three door bars at the right side door panel. The top loop must not be radically off-set. From the center-line of the main chassis rails, the outer chassis rails and outer door bars for the roll cage must be an equal distance. (Maximum 2” tolerance) This is the CLR definition of centered. A foot protection bar will be required where applicable.
6. Front loop bars must extend beyond the radiator and be secured to the chassis. Rear loop bars must extend beyond the fuel cell and be secured to the chassis.
7. All stock chassis and stock snout cars must locate the radiator in front of the engine. Radiator must be securely mounted. May be aftermarket.
8. Batteries must be securely mounted and located in a safety box or area separated from the driver’s compartment and fuel cell. A labeled battery disconnect switch is mandatory with-in drivers reach.
9. All cars must have a properly working fire-extinguisher secured and with-in the driver’s reach. Minimum 2 1/2 pound extinguisher.
10. All cars must have an approved driver’s side window net properly attached. Minimum 18” X 18”.
11. All cars are required to have a minimum two return springs on the carburetor.
12. All weights must be welded or bolted with minimum ½” grade 5 or higher bolts. If bolted, they must have lock washers and be double nutted. The weights must be painted white or silver and have car number and division. If a car loses a weight during an event, it will be automatically disqualified.
13. All drive-shafts must be painted white or silver. They must be magnetic steel. All cars must have a minimum two ¼” X 1” safety loops located with-in 12” of each end of drive shaft.
14. On stock chassis and stock snout cars, if the windshield has been removed, a minimum of five protective bars must be placed in front of the driver’s section. The right side bar must be near the centerline of the chassis. The left side bar must be near the window post. The center three divided evenly. They should be between four and five inch intervals. A protective screen (such as ½” hardware cloth) is recommended, but not mandatory.
15. A fuel cell is mandatory in rear of car in all divisions, must be in a steel container and properly secured.
16. All safety items will have to pass a safety inspection before the car is allowed to compete.
17. All drivers are required to use a properly working raceceiver. No working raceceiver , then no race.
18. No two-way communication devises allowed.
19. 3000 pound tow chains are required on the front and rear of all stock chassis cars. They must be secured with minimum ½” grade 5 or higher bolts and have lock washers and be double nutted.

2014 SCORING PROCEDURE

1. All driver’s must be prepared to compete in the event for which they are scheduled. If a car is not in position when the division pulls from the staging area, they will be relegated to the rear of the field.
2. You must run in the heat race or group that you are assigned on the race line-up. No changing heats or groups. Penalty for infraction of this rule – start in the rear for the feature.
3. Spinning out during group qualifying will result in loss of your fastest lap time.
4. We will attempt two double file starts. We will race back to the flag on the last lap, unless otherwise noted. Any car or cars bringing out the caution will be placed in the rear of the field. Any cars that go to the pit area will be placed at the rear of the field.
5. Any car that jumps the initial start of the race will be moved back one row. Any car lagging back to get a run will be moved back one row. (No warnings) The flagman starts the race on the initial start.
6. On a re-start, the leader may fire between the stoplight in turn 3 and the stoplight in turn 4. The leader must maintain a constant pace at a reasonable speed. No brake checking. On a re-start, you may not pass on the inside before a designated line. (The stoplight in turn 3 and a cone on the infield) Beyond this point, you may pass upon the leader firing or green flag and green light being displayed.
7. If a car jumps a re-start, it will be penalized one lap unless it gives up the position before the scoring line. This will be stated over the raceceiver.
8. All cars bringing out the caution flag will be sent to the rear of the field. When the caution is called, slow down. All cars are to hold their position.
9. Any car that spins another will be sent to the rear of the field. Any car that spins another car on the last lap of the feature will be placed behind that car in the final payoff, based on lap counts.
10. Any car that spins or slows to avoid hitting a spinning car will go back to its original position. It will be stated over the raceceiver the one or ones being accessed the caution.
11. Any car that brings out two unassisted cautions will be sent to the pits.
12. Any car that brings out three total cautions will be sent to the pits.
13. Any car that can’t maintain a reasonable speed will be sent to the pits.
14. Any driver that loses three laps under green flag conditions will be sent to the pits.
15. Lapped cars will go to the rear of the field.
16. Caution laps will not be counted.
17. We will count the last completed lap by the leader for scoring. If the leader has crossed the scoring line prior to a caution being accessed, others not having crossed the line will be given that lap as they cross the scoring line. If you go to your pits without crossing the scoring line, you will not be scored that lap. Scoring will be based on your position when you last crossed the scoring line under the green flag.
18. Any car that receives the black flag will no longer be scored. If a car is ruled to be a danger, the race will be stopped and the car will be forced to the pits. This will be stated over the raceceiver.
19. Cars receiving the move over flag need to adhere to this flag. This means to allow the leaders room to pass. If you are running at the top, stay there. Hold your line. This will be stated over the raceceiver.
20. If a driver is not registered 5 minutes prior the start of the driver’s meeting. They will start in the rear.

2014 RACE PROCEDURE

1. If a driver wins three races in a row, that driver will start in the rear of the feature the next regular event. If the event happens to be a special money event, it will carry over to the next regular event. The driver will continue to start in the rear until there is a new winner.
2. If a driver wins eight or more points races in a single season they will have to move up to a higher division the next season. This rule applies to the Pure Stock Four Cylinder and Pure Stock V-8.
3. At the conclusion of the feature race in each division, the top five cars must report to the scales before entering their pits. The winner in each heat race or qualifying group must report to the scales before entering their pits. Any car that qualifies on time must report to the scales before entering their pits. Only one person is allowed with each car at the scale area. They must stay with the car at all times.
4. If a crew member goes onto the track to work on a car or assist a driver in any way, that car will be black flagged and sent to the pits. If a crew member goes onto the track to start an altercation, they will be suspended and/or fined. STAY OFF THE TRACK!!! STAY BEHIND THE BARRIERS!!!
5. If a driver gets out of their car on the race track, they will be disqualified. This rule does not apply if there is a safety issue.
6. Any altercations will be dealt with through fines , disqualifications , and/or suspensions.
7. Any altercation with a track official is an automatic suspension and/or disqualification.

2014 PROTEST PROCEDURES

1. Questions or protest can only be made by the driver. All cars must reach the scales before any will be weighed to allow time for driver to declare a protest. Tech Inspector will confirm with the top five cars if a protest is being declared prior to weighing any car.
2. Visual protest must be made prior to qualifying at no cost to either party involved.
3. All protest must be paid in cash. No checks. When a protest is declared, the money must be presented to the pit office and sign protest form immediately. The party being protested has 5 minutes to present the money to the pit office and accept the protest by signing the protest form.
4. Once you declare a protest, you will lose ½ the protest money should you retract this declaration.
5. Maximum cooling time on a protested engine is one hour.
6. Only the driver finishing behind said car may file a protest. Only the top three positions may be protested. If you want to file a protest on more than one car, you must put up money for each.
7. Only two people from each car will assist with the protest. If any conflict arises during the protest the protest will be cancelled by the track and the party that caused the conflict will forfeit the protest and lose the money.
8. If you are found to be illegal, you will be dis-qualified, resulting in a loss of points and money for that event. If a car and / or driver is found to be illegal twice in a season they will be fined and / or required to move to a higher division that season.
9. If a protest is refused two times in a season that driver will lose points up to that night and will not be allowed to run in that division again that season. You may run in a higher division.
10. There will be an equal tear down in all protest. Both parties put up equal money and show equal parts. Inspection will be part for part until tech inspectors are satisfied.

LATE MODEL , MODIFIED , THUNDER & LIGHTNING , SUPER STOCK FOUR CYLINDER

A partial protest (top end only) will be $300 from both parties involved

The track will receive $150 of the protest money. The winner of the protest will receive $450.

PURE STOCK V-8 , PURE STOCK FOUR CYLINDER

A partial protest (top end or bottom end) will be $300 from both parties involved

The track will receive $150 of the protest money. The winner of the protest will receive $450.

A full protest (complete engine) will be $500 from both parties involved

The track will receive $250 of the protest money. The winner of the protest will receive $750.

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