Dodge County Speedway Association Track Procedural Rule Book
Official interpretation of these rules is made by Track Officials and is final. Amendments to these rules may be made at any time at the discretion of the Track Officials. Non-compliance may result in not being able to compete, loss of points, loss of monies, fines, and/or suspensions.
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, officials, or others. The race director shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion does not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form, without prior written permission of Dodge County Speedway Associaton.
SECTION - 1
2015 Dodge County Speedway Associaton OPERATION RULES
1.1 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1:00 – Pit gates open.
4:00 – Race car registration deadline for lineups or you will be considered late.
4:00 – Mandatory Drivers Meeting. If not present you will be put in the back of your heat. Roll call may be done.
4:15 – Track Packing if needed – If you do not pack when asked you will start all events in the back row.
4:50 – Opening Ceremonies; National Anthem with parade lap of previous weeks feature winners.
5:00 – Racing starts.
1.2 INSURANCE RELEASE FORM
The insurance release waiver form must be filled out prior to admittance to the pit area.
1.3 PIT AREA
Anyone under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter the pit area. Anyone under 18 years of age must have an insurance minor release form filled out, signed and on file with DCSA admission staff.
Wrist band must be worn on left wrist at all times. Drivers must purchase and wear a wrist band for each division that they are competing in. If you are caught in pit area without wrist band you will be fined $50.00 plus suspended from pit area until fine is paid.
Racecar driver is the sole spokesman for the car in any and all matters pertaining to an Event, and is responsible for the actions of the pit crew, and owner.
No alcoholic beverages may be opened in the pit area until after the entire program is completed – any violation will result in being ejected from the track, loss of points and/or earnings may also be forfeited.
Proper footwear required in the pit area.
1.3.1 ATV, GOLF CARTS & MOTORCYCLES
ATV‟s, Golf Carts and mopeds will be allowed; ATV’s, golf carts and mopeds must register with the DCSA and show proof of insurance. $40 registration fee will assesed to all ATV’s, golf carts and mopeds. Registration forms will be available on the DCSA website and at the pit gate. Upon registration you will receive a sticker permit that must be visible at all times. Motorcycles and dirt bikes are prohibited from the pit area, unless prior arraignments have been made or allowed by the DCSA.
1.3.2 PIT STALLS
All pit stalls are on a first come first served basis. Pit stall rental will be considered for the 2016 racing season.
1.3.3 WASTE PRODUCTS
No dumping petroleum products, anti-freeze, tires, etc. on track premises – any violation may result in fines, loss of points, and/or loss of monies. Any competitor that spills antifreeze, or any non-approved chemical, on the track or in the pit area, will be held responsible for all investigation and clean up costs.
1.4.1- Any driver under 18 years of age must have an insurance minor release form filled out, signed by both parents or legal guardians and on file with DCSA before admission. Drivers must purchase and wear a wrist band for each division in which they are competing.
Drivers are considered independent contractors and assume responsibility for all charges, premiums and taxes, if any, payable on any funds received as a result of participation in any events. DCSA and sponsors reserve the right to use photos of any driver or their car for promotional purposes.
Drivers must wear full face helmet and seatbelts whenever racecar is on the track. The only exception is during the National Anthem.
1.4.2- IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Mods- Drivers under 18 years of age are required to submit to IMCA a NOTARIZED parental consent form – signed by BOTH parents or legal guardians - and a copy of birth certificate, prior to competition. Drivers in the Sport Mod division must be at least 14 years of age, and drivers 14 or 15 years of age must also furnish a recap of their racing experience. Drivers in the Modified division must be at least 16 years of age.
1.4.3- Grand National drivers must be at least 16 years age, no exceptions.
1.4.4- Street Stock drivers must be at least 14 years of age, no exceptions.
1.4.5- No one under the age of 16 may compete in the Late Model Division
1.5 TRACK PACKING
All cars in all divisions are required to assist in packing the track when needed. When a division is called to pack the track, all cars in the pit area must report to the track. Any cars that do not assist in packing the track will start all races in the last row of their race for the entire Event
Mufflers are recommended for every division. Any car with noise levels that contribute to a violation of the community noise limit: loss of points and money for Event; and/or accumulated points for current year.
1.7 CAR NUMBERS
All numbers will be registered with DCSA. Duplicate numbers may be assigned a letter. The letter must be at least A 6” OR TALLER. All numbers on the doors must be a minimum of 20” tall and 3” wide. A 6” OR TALLER NUMBER REQUIRED ON FRONT AND BACK OF CAR. Numbers must be in a contrasting color. No metallic numbers. Numbers must be kept clean and to be between 00 and 99. Failure to meet these requirements you risk the chance of not being scored or allowed to compete. A number is required on the roof, readable from the right side, and must be as large as possible. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DRIVER TO ENSURE THAT THE SCORERS CAN READ THE CAR NUMBER. IF YOUR CAR NUMBER IS NOT READABLE FROM THE SCORING TOWER, THE CAR WILL NOT BE SCORED UNTIL THE NUMBER IS CORRECTED.
Track Officials reserve the right to assign or restrict the display of graphics and advertising on race cars. Offensive graphics or slogans are not permitted. All Competitors agree to accept Track’s decision in this matter.
Where required, participating sponsors emblems, decals, or Track technical stickers, will be placed in the position designated by Track Officials. Cars that do not display all sponsors emblems, or decals, will receive less prize money.
1.8 BALLAST WEIGHT
Ballast weights must be painted white with car number clearly marked on it.
1.8.1 IF WEIGHTS FALL OFF CAR
a) FIRST OFFENSE:
Car will be black flagged for that event, plus a $1.00 dollar per pound lost fine.
b) SECOND OFFENSE:
Car will be disqualified for that event plus a $2.00 dollar per pound lost fine.
1.8.2 DRIVE SHAFT
Drive shaft must be painted white and car number on it.
Diagrams published in this rule book are intended for reference guidelines only unless otherwise noted.
1.10 DRIVERS MEETING
All drivers, or a representative from each car, must attend the drivers meeting. Attendance may be taken. If the driver, or car representative, is not present, the car will start all events in the rear that the car qualified for. Each car will be exempt from this rule its first night at the track to accommodate newcomers.
1.11 PIT CLOSING TIME
The pit area will be closed at 10:00 or one hour after the final checkered flag of the feature. Failure to clear the pit area within this period will result in the loss of prize money, and/or points. The amount of prize money, and/or points that will be lost is the decision of the Competition Director, and/or track management, which is final. All drivers are responsible for keeping their pit stalls clean. Track management reserves the option to assess pit stall cleanup costs for failure to keep pit stalls clean and use proper waste disposal containers. IF YOU NEED AN EXTRA GARBAGE CAN AT YOUR STALL, WE WILL HAPPILY PROVIDE YOU WITH ONE.
SECTION – 2
2.1 TRACK SAFETY
Racing is an inherently dangerous sport. Each Competitor assumes the risk of injury or death when he/she participates in an Event. Competitors are solely, and directly, responsible for the safety of their race cars and racing equipment. DODGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY ASSOCIATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADEQUACY OF A COMPETITORS RACE CAR OR RACING EQUIPMENT. NO EXPRESSED, OR IMPLIED, WARRANTY SHALL RESULT FROM THE PUBLICATION OF, OR COMPLIANCE, WITH THESE RULES. These rules govern the conduct of an Event, and, by participating, Competitors are deemed to be in compliance with these rules.
2.2 SAFETY EQUIPMENT
A full face, helmet and face shield, Snell-rated SFI 31.1/2005, SA2005 or SA2010 required or manufactured build date for no longer than a 10 year time period and MUST be in good condition. Helmet and face shield must be worn at all times car is on the track and must accompany vehicle at time of inspection. Roll bar padding required in driver compartment (Fire retardant recommended).
SFI-approved full fire suit, fire retardant gloves, shoes, driver-side window net, minimum 16 inch by 20 inch ribbon or mesh style, and must be mounted to roll cage so latch is at top front of window.
Seat belt and shoulder harness recommended being date stamped, 2013 ,2014, or 2015 and being in good condition. (Y-type shoulder harness prohibited.) Belts must not be frayed. Seat belt and shoulder harness must be installed according to manufacturer’s recommendations. Lap and shoulder belts must be approved snap-type release belts at least three (3) inches wide and securely fastened to the frame and or roll cage. A crotch or anti-submarine belt is mandatory, and must be a minimum two (2) inches wide.
Neck brace REQUIRED. Head and neck restraint highly recommended. Right and left seat head supports required if using head restraint system with no neck collar. Fire retardant head sock and underwear; collapsible steering shaft recommended. IF NO NECK BRACE IS USED A FIRE RETARDANT HEAD SOCK MUST BE USED!
2.3 DISCONNECT SWITCH
A kill switch required within easy reach of driver and safety crew must be clearly marked „OFF‟ and „ON‟.
2.4 HEAD CLEARANCE
All divisions must adhere to the 2 inch head clearance rule!
Measurements will be taken from top of helmet to top of top roll bar with driver strapped in race ready!
Any cars running alcohol must have an “A” on the drivers front a-pilar in easy veiw of the safety crew. Stickers will be available in the tech area.
2.6 Fire Extinguisher
An ABC fire extinguisher is required in every pit stall. Minimum 5lbs. Water Extinguishers do not qualify.
SECTION - 3
If a DCSA Technical Official observes, or is made aware of, a violation of the Rules, by a Competitor, DCSA Officials will investigate claim and can impose an appropriate penalty if found to be true.
3.2 EMERGENCY ACTION
If an act by a Competitor is determined by DCSA Officials, DCSA Technical Officials, or persons serving under DCSA direction, to threaten the orderly conduct of an Event, the DCSA Officials can take emergency action against the Competitor. Such action may include: arrest; ejection from the racing premises; suspension from competition; or any other action to remove the threat created by the Competitor. Examples of conduct warranting emergency action include, but are not limited to: consumption of alcoholic beverages in pit area before or during an Event; use of illegal drugs before or during an Event; harassment, verbal abuse, or assault of any DCSA Officials, DCSA Technical Official, or Competitor; fighting; reckless driving; and failure to obey a black flag or directions of a Raceway Official. The emergency action will remain in effect for the period of time determined by the Raceway Officials, except for an ejection which is final and non-appealable.
3.3 PAYMENT of FINES
Fines must be paid to DCSA and will be deposited in the current discretionary fund. Failure to pay fines may result in suspension from competition. All unpaid fines may be collected, by DCSA, by deducting the amount from the purse or point fund. If the Competitor is not a driver, the fine may be deducted from the purse or point fund of the driver with whom the competitor is associated at the time of the violation. Any unpaid fines remaining at the end of the racing season will be carried over to the next racing season and be deducted from the purse or point fund until all monies are collected.
3.4 SCOPE of PENALTIES
Penalties for violation of DCSA Rules are determined by the severity of the violation. Penalties include, but are not limited to: fines; loss of points; loss of purse; disqualification; suspension of driving privileges. DCSA will use the following guidelines for determining penalties. A greater or lesser penalty may be imposed depending on the circumstances.
a) Any Competitor who performs an act or participates in an act deemed by Track Officials as detrimental to auto racing or the Track: a fine determined by Track Officials; and/or suspension; and/or loss of points and money for Event; and/or loss of accumulated points for current year.
b) Any Competitor who signs the release sheet for anyone else: ejection.
c) Any parent or legal guardian that falsifies an insurance waiver for a minor Competitor: ejection of the minor Competitor; and/or suspension of the minor Competitor; and/or loss of points and money for Event; and/or loss of accumulated points for current year; and a fine determined by Track Officials.
d) Any Competitor who harasses, verbally abuses, or assaults any Track Official, Technical Official, or persons serving under Track direction: ejection; a fine determined by Track Officials; and/or suspension; and/or loss of points and money for Event; and/or loss of accumulated points for current year.
e) Any Competitor who participates in fights on the racing premises: ejection; a fine determined by Track Officials; and/or suspension; and/or loss of points and money for Event; and/or loss of accumulated points for current year.
f) Any Competitor who, while participating in a DCSA Event, consumes any alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs, or is under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs: a fine determined by Track Officials; ejection & disqualification; and suspension for a period of time determined by Track Officials.
g) Any Competitor who stops on the track to argue with a Track Official: a fine determined by Track Officials; and/or suspension; and/or loss of points and money for Event; and/or loss of accumulated points for current year.
h) Any Competitor who fails to correct an unreadable car number: stop scoring of the car until the number is corrected; and/or a fine determined by Track Officials.
i) Any driver not wearing a full driver's suit and/or gloves and/or other mandated driver safety equipment during an event: "disciplinary" black flag; and/or a minimum fine of $25.00.
j) Any Competitor who leaves tires in the pit area or anywhere on the track property: a fine of $25.00/tire.
3.6 ROUGH DRIVING
a) Disciplinary black flag, fines, suspensions and loss of points based on severity of incident is at the discretion of track officials.
b) Intentional use of vehicle in a malicious manner - minimum $1000 fine and/or suspension is at the discretion of track officials.
Sample may be taken from any car at anytime.
a) First violation - $1000 fine.
b) Second violation - 3 event suspension, $1000 fine, plus the cost of inspection fees. Only completed Events are counted towards suspension.
3.8 Sealed Motor / Ignition Computers
a) Tampering with any sealed motor or computer box may be grounds for disqualification for up to one year and/or fines not to exceed $1000.00
SECTION - 4
4.1 RACE DECISIONS
All decisions by DCSA Officials involving track procedures are final, and non-appealable.
4.2 RAIN OUTS
DCSA Officials will consult with the fairboard to determine if the Event will be postponed.
In the event of a rain out prior to the opening of the pit gate, information can be obtained by calling the race track. The track phone number for DCSA is 920-382-6317 or 920-296-9199. Website, www.dodgecountyspeedwaywi.com. In the event of a rain out after the pit gates are open, all qualifying races and B Main races must be completed in order to receive points and purse. Completed races will receive full points and purse. Uncompleted A Main races will receive total points and purse for the race, divided equally among the race cars. Rain out passes, if issued, or wrist bands from the event, are good only for the next two (2) completed events at the track where the rainout occurred.
4.3 WEIGH IN
All drivers are encouraged to weigh their race car, prior to racing. Any race car under the allowable weight is subject to disciplinary action. Penalties will be imposed in accordance with SECTION 3 - PENALTIES. Random weight checks may be conducted at any time. Weights will be determined by the track scale, which is considered official. The top five race finishers in all divisions, or as designated, must report to the Claim/Inspection Area immediately after the race. Winners may go into victory lane without penalty then to scaling.
It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure your car is REGISTERED AND SIGNED IN and car number is on the lineup sheet. Failure to do so will result in being placed at the rear of the heat lineups.
All cars must be lined up in the staging area in the proper position, one race ahead of time. Cars entering the staging area or race field after the front row cars begin to move must start the race at the rear in the order they join the field. Exceptions will be made for drivers competing in more than one division per night, or a Competitor who notifies a pit steward of extenuating circumstances.
4.5 CAR AND DRIVER CHANGES
A driver may drive a different car that has been qualified but will start the event from the rear. If a driver qualifies for the feature but needs to use an unqualified car to compete, the driver must race through the “B” main to qualify for the feature. The driver will start in the last place position of the “B” main.
ALL DRIVER AND CAR CHANGES MUST NOTIFY ONLY THE COMPETITION DIRECTOR, COMPETITION DIRECTOR WILL NOTIFY SCORING TOWER OF CHANGES!
The driver is the sole spokesperson for the car in any and all matters pertaining to an Event, and is responsible for the actions of the pit crew, and owner. Determination of crew affiliation will not be limited to the pit sign in sheet. It will be a determination made by the track staff. Harassment or abuse of Raceway Officials will not be tolerated and is subject to disciplinary action.
All injuries must be reported to a Raceway Official prior to leaving the race premises. Track insurance will not cover any unreported injuries. Any driver involved in a roll over, or severe accident, must be checked and cleared by the safety staff prior to returning to the track.
In car cameras will be allowed for personal use only and are thus deemed unofficial. Unofficial cameras will not be used to change or determine any calls made before, during, or after a race event. Camera can not be mounted under the car to monitor the suspension or engine compartment.
4.9 SAFETY VEHICLES
Any driver that hits any track or safety vehicle will pay for damages!
SECTION - 5
Weekly „A‟ feature win is 40 points with each subsequent position worth one point less, with 24th position in feature worth 17 points. If track runs a „B‟ feature(s), first non-transferring driver receives 16 points and each subsequent position, back to sixth position, receives one less point per position. Heat races will not count for points, only feature race starting position.
Feature B- Main
1. 40 Transfer
2. 39 Transfer
3. 38 Transfer
4. 37 Transfer
5. 36 16
6. 35 15
7. 34 14
8. 33 13
9. 32 12
10. 31 11
11. 30 11
12. 29 11
13. 28 11
14. 27 11
15. 26 11
a) Drivers qualifying for the „A‟ main and not be able to compete when there is a “B” main. He/she must notify competition director and will receive last place points and money. If he/she does not notify the competition director, he/she may not get any points or money. It is promoter’s discretion if vacated position is filled by next qualified driver.
b) Drivers qualifying for the „B‟ main must take the initial green flag and complete one lap. They will be scored in last place position and receive points and money accordingly. If there are not enough cars for a “B” main, all heat cars transfer to “A” main. Driver must take initial green flag and complete one lap in feature to be awarded points and money.
c) Points remain with the driver, not with the car.
d) Divisions that have less than ten entries, one point fewer than normal is awarded for each car less than ten. For example, if nine cars entered, feature win would then be worth 39 points; for eight entries, win would be worth 38 points, etc.
e) Points will determine track championships. In case of a tie feature wins will be counted, then seconds, thirds, etc.
All positions in features get money and/or a pass. “B” mains receive money if the initial green flag and one lap is taken. Heat races do not pay – they are for qualifying for „B‟ and „A‟ features. Earnings are paid out at the following event from 1:30 to 4:00 under the main grandstand. Any unclaimed earnings will be available the following week during the same time period. Any driver wishing his check mailed must provide a stamped self addressed envelope (SSAE). Any money not claimed after 30 days will be returned to Dodge County Speedway Association.
Driver must compete in seventy percent (70%) of scheduled events and attend awards banquet to be eligible for point fund.
5.3 LINE-UP PROCEDURES
Heat races will be lined up according to the starting position drawn by the driver, for the first Event only. After the first Event, qualifying races will be lined up according to average DCSA driver points, with the lowest point average drivers to the front and the highest point average drivers to the rear. Drivers without Track points will be placed in the last row. If a driver is absent for two consecutive events (excluding rainouts), they will be treated as a new driver the first week they return. The deadline for race car registration and lineup is 3:30 PM, or you will be considered late and placed in the last row.
Point averages are = (total points) / (number of events competed in).
For the first night of racing all drivers draw two numbers. The first number is for heat starting position. The second number is the redraw for „A‟ feature starting positions.
„B‟ features are lined up from heats with highest finishers at the front.
‘A’ features: Heat qualifiers are lined up by inverted point average. When one heat is run the top 5 qualifiers from the heat are inverted. When two heats are run the top 10 qualifiers will be inverted. When three, four, five, or six heats are run the top 12 qualifiers will be inverted. The remaining heat qualifiers are lined up behind inverted field as they finished. A driver that qualifies for the invert but has no point average shall be lined up in the last invert position. Should there be more than one driver with no point average; they will be lined up at discretion of officials. DCSA also reserves the right to relocate a driver to the rear of the field if deemed necessary for the safety and well-being of all involved. Remainder of „A‟ feature is lined straight up from heats and/or „B‟ features. If a driver is absent for two consecutive completed events they are treated as a new car (zero point average) for the first week he/she returns. Total points are not lost.
Heats - 1 lap per car with a maximum of 10 laps, or 1 minute per lap.
„B‟ features will normally be 1 lap per car with a maximum of 15 laps, or 1 minute per lap.
„A‟ features will normally be 20 laps.
Track officials have the option to alter race length based on car count, weather, time, etc. Race will be scored complete after laps are completed or time limit is up.
Cars must enter the track from turn four and leave the track using the turn three exit.
On original starts the front two cars are double file and pace the start together with moderate speed. These front row cars are given 2 chances at a clean start before both cars being sent to the rear of the starting field. No jackrabbit starts allowed – flagman’s discretion. Any car(s) causing a yellow flag before the initial start of the race will restart the race in the last row.
All restarts will be double file, except for the leader who will be alone in the first row. The car leading the race controls the restart. A restart cone will be placed at the exit of Turn 4. After the “one lap to go” signal is given, and/or the drivers are notified over the Raceciever, all cars must stay nose to tail. Lagging back is prohibited. On all restarts, all cars must maintain their position and may not accelerate until the lead car passes the restart cone. Any cars lagging back prior to the restart, hitting the cone, or passing to the left of the restart cone, will be penalized two positions on the next caution. Any cars passing prior to the lead car passing the restart cone will be penalized two positions per position advanced on the next caution. If no caution occurs, the driver will be penalized at the end of the race. Any car(s) causing a yellow flag before the restart of the race will restart the race in the last row. Single file restarts will be at the discretion of the flagman.
Any single driver spinning out unassisted and causing one (1) yellow flag in a heat race, or two (2) yellow flags in the „B‟ feature or „A‟ feature race, will receive a disciplinary black flag. This does not apply to a driver that spins out to avoid a wreck. A driver that spins out to avoid a wreck and does not make contact with the wall or any other vehicle may receive their position back. The determination of whether a driver spins to avoid a wreck is a judgment call by the flagman, which is final.
Driver must use pit lane if he/she wishes to re-enter the race. Any car on pit lane will rejoin the field from the rear. Driver must pull over to the right as much as possible while on pit lane.
If a driver enters pit lane for repairs, repaired part must be checked by pit lane person staged at the end of the pit lane. If driver fails to stop, he/she will be black flagged and not allowed to re-enter event. Lapped cars will start race at back of field.
No one but the driver is allowed on the track at any time during an event. Driver will be disqualified from the event if pit crews enter the track unless specified by track officials. Driver will lose all points and pay for that event.
No unapproved communication, recording, or traction control devices will be allowed in any car.
5.6 STARTS AND RESTARTS
On ALL restarts, drivers should line up single file front to back on caution laps to give scoring time to put all cars in correct position. Once positions are correct, drivers will be notified via Receiver to form two wide with leader in front by him/herself. On all new starts, two wide front to back. In the event the two front cars cannot make pace, at the flag mans discretion, the two cars may be sent to the back of the field and the row will just move ahead. On all starts and restarts, at the flag mans discretion, if the start cannot be accomplished, he may make a single file start. We will use the acceleration cones in the apex of corner 3 & 4 with the official starting cone at the end of corner 4.
5.7.1 GREEN FLAG
The green flag, and/or green light, indicates the start of the race or the restart of the race after a caution period. The green flag and green light will be displayed as the lead car(s) pass by the flagman. All race starts will be double file, nose to tail. (“Nose to tail” means staying in the tire tracks of the car ahead of you.)
5.7.2 WHITE FLAG
The white flag indicates that there is one lap remaining. If a yellow flag occurs after the white flag is displayed and the leader has crossed the start/finish line, the race is considered complete. All cars that have passed the start/finish line will be scored as they crossed the start/finish line. All remaining cars, except those involved in the incident, will be scored according to their last completed lap. The cars involved in the incident will be scored at the end of their last completed lap.
5.7.3 CHECKERED FLAG
The checkered flag indicates that the race is complete. Once the checkered flag is displayed to the race leader, the race is considered complete. All cars receiving this flag must slow to a reasonable speed and, with the exception of the winner, return to the pit area. Failure to slow to a "reasonable speed" may result in disqualification. The determination of reasonable speed is a judgment call by Track Officials, which is final. If the yellow flag occurs after the checkered flag is displayed to the race leader, all cars that have passed the start/finish line will be scored as they crossed the start/finish line. All remaining cars, except those involved in the incident, will be scored according to their last completed lap. The cars involved in the incident will be scored at the end of their last completed lap. Race winners will report to the “winner’s circle” for post race ceremonies. Finishing positions will be determined by the number of laps completed, whether the car is running, or not.
5.7.4 YELLOW FLAG
The yellow flag, and/or yellow light, indicates caution on the track. All cars receiving this flag, and/or light, must slow, hold their position, and form a single file line behind the lead car. Absolutely no racing back to the yellow flag. The penalty for racing back to the yellow flag, as determined by the flagman, is restarting the race at the rear. If a pace vehicle is used, the leader must line up behind it. Cars will be lined up as they were scored on the last completed lap. Lapped cars will be placed in the back of the field. Any cars entering pit lane during the caution period must restart the race at the rear, in the order they return to the track. Re-entry under the yellow flag is not permitted until the lineup is complete. If the yellow flag occurs before the completion of one lap, the cars will be lined up in their original starting order except those cars involved in the incident, which must restart the race at the rear. Any driver, as determined by the flagman, intentionally causing a yellow flag (such as spinning out another car, stopping on the track, or capable of resuming the race after a spin but does not) will receive either a one lap penalty or “disciplinary” black flag. No car may pass the pace vehicle unless directed by a Raceway Official. Any car illegally passing the pace vehicle is subject to the black flag. Prior to restarting the race, the flagman will signal one lap to go.
5.7.5 BLUE FLAG WITH DIAGONAL YELLOW STRIPE (FASTER TRAFFIC APPROACHING)
The blue flag with the diagonal yellow stripe indicates that faster traffic is approaching. Cars receiving this flag must prepare to yield to faster traffic. Cars should hold their line on the track and allow the faster traffic to pass. If the slower cars are running side by side, they must form a single line at the bottom of the race track. Failure to obey a “faster traffic approaching” flag is subject to a “disciplinary” black flag.
5.7.6 RED FLAG
The red flag, and/or red light, indicates that the race must stop immediately, regardless of the position of the cars on the track. During a red flag, pit crew members are not allowed on the track. All car repairs must be done on pit lane. If the red flag occurs before the completion of one lap, the cars will be lined up in their original starting order except those cars involved in the incident, which must restart the race at the rear. If the red flag occurs after one complete lap, the cars will be lined up in single or double file according to the last completed lap. Prior to restarting the race, the flagman will signal one lap to go.
5.7.7 BLACK FLAG
Get off the track as quickly and safetly as possible. You may pull off the track into the infield a safe distance or pull off the track in turn three onto pit lane and Pit Steward will advise you the reason for the flag. If black flag is for a mechanical problem, car may return to track after making necessary repairs. If black flag is for disciplinary reasons, the car and driver are disqualified from race.
SECTION - 6
6.1 INSPECTIONS / ENGINE EXCHANGE / PURCHASE / PROTEST / SEALING
Track officials have the right to inspect any engine or car at any time.
The Competitor will be given a “reasonable amount of time” to remove components from the car for post race inspection or claim. The Competitor will be notified as to what is considered a “reasonable amount of time” at the beginning of the inspection or claim. If the removal of the components is not completed in this time period, the car will be disqualified.
The cars crew and or driver will perform the actual teardown or engine removal with their own tools and equipment. Only two (2) of the cars crew and the driver will be allowed in the Inspection/Claim area.
The individual(s) representing the car during post race inspection or claim may not consume any alcoholic beverages, or be under the influence of alcohol, until the post race inspection of the car or claim is complete.
The top five race finishers in all divisions, or as designated, must report to the Inspection/Claim Area immediately after the race.
6.2 ALL CLAIMS, EXCHANGES AND PROTESTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $50.00 ADMINISTRATION FEE.
6.2.1 IMCA MODIFIEDS
ENGINE CLAIMING RULES: See IMCA regulations
6.2.2 STREET STOCKS
Track officials have the right to purchase an engine for $750.
Protest only, $200 top, $300 bottom, $500 for complete engine.
6.2.3 GRAND NATIONALS
Track officials have the right to purchase an engine for $750.
Protest only, $200 top, $300 bottom, $500 for complete engine.
6.2.4 Late Models
6.2.5 IMCA SPORT MOD
ENGINE CLAIMING RULES: See IMCA regulations
6.3 WHO CAN BE CLAIMED/PROTESTED
Top five finishers of the „A‟ Feature whether running or not are subject to engine exchange claim / protested. The top five drivers must proceed directly to the claim / protest area. Driver must enter the claim / protest area. Drivers must remain in the claim / protest area until directed otherwise by a track official. If any of the top five finishers do not go directly to the claim / protest area, they will be treated as refusing to exchange / protest and will be disqualified!
6.4 WHO CAN CLAIM/PROTEST
Any driver finishing sixth or lower on the lead lap of his/her third consecutive feature may make a claim / protest.
Drivers changing cars or provisional drivers can not claim. Pill claim will be enforced the last four points nights of the season and/or as needed. Pill claim means the claimer draws at random from the top four positions to determine the car to claim. In case of multiple claims for the same car, the lowest qualified driver gets priority.
Any driver making a claim / protest must drive his/her racecar, under its own power, directly to the claim / protest area. Driver can not stop his/her vehicle or consult with anyone else. Claims / protests must be made to a track official with CASH upon declaration of intention to claim / protest. Only the driver may request, agree to, or refuse claim / protest and is the only one allowed in the claim / protest area. Driver making claim must complete claim / protest or lose all money and points for the night. Once claim is accepted, claimee and claimer may not restart their engines. Cars will be pushed to the removal area.
First acceptance or refusal by driver being claimed / protested is binding.
6.6 SECOND REFUSAL TO EXCHANGE
Result in the driver being suspended from competition for one year to date.
Any driver found to be claiming / tearing down for someone else will lose all points for the year and be suspended for a minimum of two completed races.
All claimed engines must be removed from the car at the track. Once claim has been accepted the exchange is final. There is a 1½ hour time limit on engine removal, if not complete in this time, it will be considered a refusal of claim.
Any sabotage to a claimed engine will result in saboteur’s suspension from competition for one year to date.
Anyone owning more than one car can not make a claim if one of his cars finishes in the top four.
Any driver using a device which is intended to deceive other drivers including devices that squirt oil into or on to the engine which gives the outward appearance of a blown engine will result in the forfeit of all money and trophy earned in the event, loss of all points, and suspension for two events.
No driver may claim any other driver more than once during the season, or tear down any driver more than twice a year. No driver may claim more than two engines per season.