2017 MANDATORY SAFETY RULES FOR ALL DIVISIONS
1. All cars subject to Inspection at any time and must be free from mechanical defects and be in safe racing condition.
2. Driver's seat must be securely fastened to frame or cage in six spots, four on bottom and two on seat back. Six 3/8" bolts minimum, Seats mounted over drive lines must have a minimum 1/8" steel plate under and up the back 4" and be as wide as seat. All seats must be aluminum, no fiberglass.
3. Driveshaft cover mandatory. All cars with open driveshaft must have a tunnel, minimum of 1/8" thick steel
from 2" under front edge of seat to back of transmission covering shaft and u-joint on top and both sides down to floor boards. It must be held in place with a minimum of four 3/8" diameter bolts at bottom to a substantial cross- member, this driveshaft cover must be a solid unit with no cutaway for lightening purposes.
4. Mandatory padded head rest must be in line with center of driver's head, shock resistant roll bar padding on all bars that driver's head may come into contact with while strapped into seat. Also on center type steering, both housings must be padded with same type of material.
5. Mandatory 3" wide safety belt and shoulder harness with 2 belts over shoulder and of the quick release type. Also a minimum of one submarine strap. All belts must be securely fasten to the frame or cage. Cam lock seat
belts not allowed.
6. It is mandatory that all drivers wear a approved helmet and neck brace. *Snell Rated 2005/2010/2015 rated helmets are mandatory. Firesuits, belts, window nets, gloves, racing shoes and harness must be used at all times. Recommended: full face helmet, fire retardant underwear, arm restraints.
7. A full screen of substantial material, no chicken wire or aluminum, must cover entire windshield area.
8. Round steel rollover bars. Front and rear rollover bars must connect at top, cage type. Two side bars on each side are mandatory. Top side bar must be minimum of 20" below top rollbar. Also proper bracing and triangulation of front and rear rollbars is required. A minimum of one diagonal bar across the top of the rollcage. Roll bars at 1 1/2" diameter by 120 wall will be the minimum size allowed for all divisions. Rollbars of 1 3/4" diameter will require a minimum of .095 wall. Highly recommended all bracing of cage be a minimum of 1 1/2" round tubing .095 wall.
9. All cars must have four wheel hydraulic brakes, all in good working order. Brake tests may be held throughout the year.
10. Firewalls, front and rear mandatory. Rear firewall must extend from top of fuel cell to belly pan. Minimum of 20 gauge thick aluminum or steel only. Belly pan must extend from rear motor mount plate to rear firewall and be attached. Battery must be properly secured and must have top terminals completely covered by rubber.
11. No pressure tanks allowed on fuel systems. Any car with an electric fuel pump must have a tether strap.
12. Fuel lines, power steering lines and fittings running through driver's compartment must be of approved type, braided lines recommended. No cast iron fittings.
13. Wheels must have a minimum of five lug nuts. No knock off hubs. Right front must be an approved hub.
14. No glass bowl allowed on fuel pump,
15. Exhaust headers must be safe for driver and exit past driver's seat.
16. No mirrors or 2 way radios allowed.
17. All cars should be neatly painted and carry numbers at least 18" high on both doors.
18. There shall be no solid dark blue or black paint jobs. All dark color cars shall have contrasting light colors some where else on the car.
19. Inspector reserves the right to request body sheet metal to be replaced and painted should it get beat out to badly.
20. A reinforcing member of the same kind and size material as that used in the rollcage, or chassis shall be installed to the rear of the fuel cell, joining the rear most portion of the chassis. Fuel cells must be secured by at least two steel straps, each strap must be a minimum of I" wide. Each strap must be bolted with at least two 5/16" 3 line bolts, there must be a one way safety valve In vent line. Fuel cells must be mounted behind driver.
21. Mandatory fuel shut off valve within easy reach of driver, shall be labeled ON/OFF with a bright colored paint.
22. All vehicles shall have an ignition switch which Is easily accessible within the drivers compartment. The ignition switch should
be labeled ON/OFF with bright paint. All cars should have disconnect switch, accessible by safety crew,
23. Two throttle return springs and a steel toe loop on gas pedal is recommended.
24. No air jacks for any divisions.
25. NO drums for fuel on track premises.
26. All crews must carry operable fire extinguishers.
27. All fuel filters must be steel, no plastic.
28. All weights must be painted white, with car number on weights.
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 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 the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.
The Promoters shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose further restrictions that in the: opinion do 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.
ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A "WORKING" ONE WAY RADIO OR SCANNER - 454.000 FREQUENCY
2017 PROCEDURAL RULES
1. The flagger's count of laps is official.
2. No drinking of Intoxicates by any participants allowed at any time before or during the racing program. or evidence there of by any driver, owner or crew member.
3. At all race meets, driver and owner assumes responsibility for the action of their pit crew in every respect. The driver and owner shall be the spokesman for the car and the pit crew.
4. In the event of a disagreement, any member taking physical action for any reason can be suspended for two weeks and may have to pay a fine before returning. If owner, the suspension includes the owners car.
5. No one shall enter the judges tower during the racing program, except officials.
6. NO speeding in the pits. If Caught by track officials you MAYBE disqualified.
7. Only safety crews and wrecker crews will be allowed on the track. At no time will pit personnel be allowed on the track.
8. No repairs to be made on the track at any time. You must pull off the track to make any kind of repair no matter how minor, During restarts If a car needs oil. water, or any attention and pulls off the track for any reason, this car must start In scratch position.
9. Each car will start each event on his own power or may have to go to the rear. All cars must be running when entering track or go to rear.
10. All drivers must be ready to compete and have their cars in line before each event enters the track or will be sent to the rear.
11. All cars must take green flag to be eligible for payoff.
12. Flagger has complete charge of track while racing.
13. If there is a accident before the first lap is official, the field will be completely restarted with the car or cars bringing out the caution going to the rear of the field.
14. On a caution any car going to the pit area must return to the rear of the field.
15. All restarts will be double file until the halfway point. From then on single file.
16. Any driver causing excessive delays in a race, such as spinning out three times will be sent to the pits.
17. Any driver guilty of violating any of the flag rules will be penalized at the discretion of the starter.
18. Rough riding will be left up to the discretion of track officials.
19. Any time the word "stock" Is used in this rulebook to describe cars, parts, or components, it is defined to mean a part or component which Is available over the counter from General Motors, Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Corporation or AMC authorized dealers. Stock to mean OEM (original equipment manufactured)
20. On restarts the pole man has choice of inside or outside position. He must resume that position himself. Pole man paces and starts the race from either position.
21. Radio communication is only allowed through tower, flagger, and driver.
22. Spot check of cars will be made throughout the season.
23. All feature winners must report to victory lane. Failure to do so will result In forfeiture of win.
24. Any driver can question his position one time. If a driver challenges his position more than once under same caution period and is incorrect, he can be sent to the rear of the field.
25. Any driver delaying a race can be disqualified.
26. Payoff should start after the RESULTS of the third feature are sent down from the tower AND have been posted on the pit board for 10 minutes.
27. Any item not listed specifically In rulebook are not necessarily automatically legal. Any questions should be checked into for clarification.
1. The handicapper has the right to have the car number changed or enlarged.
2. All numbers will be limited to three, if three are used, at least one must be a primary number.
3. If a driver qualifies more than one car, he must drive the last car qualified in the feature race, the other cars are not eligible. The driver finishing one spot out, behind the first car qualifled will move into the final qualifying spot.
4. All drivers changes must be reported to the handicapper. POINTS GO WITH THE DRIVER ONLY. Can not change drivers and expect to accumulate points on that car.
5. Cars will draw for heat starting position the first two week, after that they will be handicapped for heat & feature lineups.
POINTS FOR FEATURE FINISHES
1------ 60 9 --------- 40 17 ------ 26
2 ----- 56 10 -------- 38 18 ------ 25
3------ 52 11 -------- 36 19 ------ 24
4------ 50 12 -------- 34 20 ------ 23
5------ 48 13 -------- 32 21 ------ 22
6------ 46 14 -------- 30 22 ------ 21
7------ 44 15 -------- 28 23 ------ 20
8------ 42 16 -------- 27 24 ------ 20
Any driver that does not obey the flag rules or light signal will be subject to disqualification. A definite understanding concerning these signals In relation to the flags shall be made before the race, when requested.
Start of race. On a original green flag, all cars must stay In line until you pass the fourth turn cone. On restarts, racing resumes immediately upon display of green flag or light. Pole man sets the pace.
Caution, go slow, single file, hold position, no passing. The yellow flag signifies Caution and this flag will be given to the first car that passes the starter, after the yellow flag Is displayed, cars must hold position until either the green flag is displayed or the red flag, which would automatically stop the race. A) Any car failing out of position during the caution flag must pick up their position where ever he picks up his momentum again. If the field passes him, he must fall to the rear. The only exceptions are if the car is coming to the start finish line to either check his position or Inform the starter of a track hazard.
B) Any car involved in or spins to avoid an accident where the yellow flag is displayed must pick up position in rear of field.
C) When the caution flag flies, cars will fall into single file, passing giving way to the lead car. The passing car must be completely ahead to assume the forward position.
Danger, race stops immediately. In the event of a red flag, the driver may do any work on the car, that he Is able to do without tools. Any other work on the car must be done in the pits.
Go to the pits immediately for consultation, Drivers shall not continue the race after getting black fagged. He must slow down and keep clear of all other cars In the race and pull into the pit path at the first opportunity. Failure to obey the black flag could result in disqualification.
Being Black flag does not always mean automatic disqualification.
BLUE AND YELLOW
Move over. This flag will be displayed to tell the driver he is being lapped by a lead car. A driver that ignores this flag will be penalized at the discretion of the flagger and may be black flagged.
WHITE FLAG One lap to go
End of race. when the required race distance has been completed by the lead car, or at the discretion of the flagger, the race will be declared official, When the checkered flag is given to the leader, the balance of the field receives the checkered flag on the same lap. Finishing positions will be paid accordingly to the most laps traveled.
PROTESTS - *
After an order of finish has been posted, a driver has ten minutes to protest the race results. A recheck of scoring will then be made if necessary and those results will be final. Only driver protests will be considered. If a race result is protested, the track promoter, at his discretion, may delay purse distribution until the matter is decided by track officials. All protests involving a particular racecar must be in writing. specifying matter of protest, no later than ten minutes after the completion of event in which the alleged violation occurred. Each protest shall be given to the pit steward, accompanied by $500.00 cash, with a motor teardown $400.00 goes to the protested car if legal, or $400.00 returned to the protester if car protested is illegal. Whether legal or Illegal, $50.00 goes to the inspector and $50.00 goes to the racetrack. Any car found to be illegal will not receive any money or points for that race and may lose all points driver has accumulated to date. A P&G test will cost $100.00. If you file a protest against another car, your car may be inspected for the same items listed in the protest. If you are unwilling to have your car inspected, the protest will not be accepted and any money will go to the track point fund.
*602 Crate Sportsman have different protest rules - Please check with track promoter for the procedure.