STOCKCAR RACING EVERY
MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER
Ľ MILE SEMI-BANKED CLAY OVAL
(REVISED NOVEMBER 2012 for 2013 SEASON)
RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER:
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 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 track officials shall be empowered to permit minor deviations from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in their opinions do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESS 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.
TO ALL DRIVERS AND CAR OWNERS:
All drivers must have a current Shadyhill Speedway Driver Identification Card and a completed and signed driver’s agreement on file at the pit gate entrance building in order to be eligible to race. The application fee is ten dollars ($10.00) and there will not be any payoff without presenting the Shadyhill Speedway Driver’s I.D. Card. Any prize money not collected by the final points race of the season will be forfeited. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS! Any violation of the driver’s agreement will be treated as follows: First violation will result in loss of all monies and points for the evening’s events Second violation will result in loss of all monies for the evening’s events and loss of all points to date.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DRIVER AND OWNER TO MAKE CERTAIN THE CAR IS RACE LEGAL. It must meet the specifications that are contained herein. Any car competing in a non-sanctioned class for the first visit may compete with a non-performance infraction only. Said infraction must be corrected by the next visit. Failure to comply with race program or rules can result in loss of all points and awards for the year. A vehicle that has competed for posted prize money is subject to post race inspection by the officials, to be conducted in a selected impound area. Any rule infraction found will result in loss of monies, awards, and points for the evening’s event. Refusal of inspection will result in loss of monies and awards for the evening and all points to date. Any other infraction will result in loss of monies, points, and awards for the evening’s events.
DRIVER/CAR OWNERS ARE
RESPONSIBLE FOR AND SHALL CONTROL THEIR PIT CREW MEMBERS. FINES FOR FIGHTING
ARE AS FOLLOWS:
* 1ST OFFENSE – $500.00 MINIMUM FINE, BARRED FROM THE PITS FOR TWO (2) RACING EVENTS, EXCLUDING RAIN-OUTS, AND LOSS OF ALL POINTS TO DATE.
* 2ND OFFENSE - $1,000.00 MINIMUM FINE, BARRED FROM SHADYHILL SPEEDWAY PROPERTY FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME AND LOSS OF ALL POINTS TO DATE.
* ANY FINES LEVIED ON ANY DRIVER OR PIT CREW MEMBER WILL BE MATCHED BY THE SAME AMOUNT OF POINTS DEDUCTED FROM DRIVER’S POINTS EARNED TO DATE.
* ANY PERSON WHO IS NOT A DRIVER OR PIT CREW MEMBER WHO INSTIGATES PROBLEMS IN THE PITS WILL HAVE THEIR PIT PASS REVOKED IMMEDIATELY AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED BACK INTO THE PITS FOR THE REST OF THE EVENT AND THE FOLLOWING TWO EVENTS.
* ALL FINES WILL BE PAID AND POINTS DEDUCTED BEFORE DRIVER IS ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FUTURE EVENTS.
The track reserves the right to determine the intent and specifications contained herein. The track also retains the option to update, delete, add, or amend any rule that it deems in the best interest of the track. Anything not covered herein should be checked with the proper official before proceeding. Track general and safety rules supersede sanctioning body rules.
IF IT DOESN’T SAY YOU
CAN DO IT, THAT MEANS YOU CAN’T DO IT.
IF IN DOUBT – ASK A TRACK OFFICIAL.
THE DECISION OF THE TRACK OFFICIALS IS FINAL!!!
If races are incomplete due to weather prior to consis and/or features, races are considered a complete rain-out. Line-ups, heats, time trials, mud laps, etc. will NOT count. These races will not be entered into the books and points will not be given. Rain-out tickets and/or bands will be honored over the next two (2) scheduled events after the rain-out date. Employees of Shadyhill Speedway MUST be able to read the complete number of the rain ticket and/or band upon presentation. If number is not readable, rain ticket and/or band will not be honored.
Once consis and/or features have started and are canceled due to weather, races will be completed upon a day deemed appropriate for the track schedule, usually on the following race date. Once consis and/or features have begun, tickets and/or bands will NOT be considered rain tickets and will NOT be honored for any future events.
NO PIT PASS:
Any person whose pit pass has been accidentally removed from their wrist must produce pit pass to pit gate for trade in for a new band. Any person found in the pits without a pit pass will be prosecuted with a charge of theft and restitution of pit pass fee and a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00).
Season awards are based on weekly average minimum field car count. If weekly average is below minimum field car count, season awards will be adjusted accordingly. Each class will receive a minimum of three (3) three-foot trophies.
GENERAL RACE PROCEDURES AND
1. DRIVERS: More than one driver per vehicle per night will be allowed if the change is reported to the pit steward prior to heat races. Any unreported change will result in the vehicle being moved to the rear of the pack. Automatic disqualification and/or fine of vehicle for evening if not followed. A vehicle may only compete in one class per night. Driver may compete in more than one class. Entry fee for other class(es) is the same as the first class. Driver must declare his/her other class(es) when signing in at the pit gate. All fees must be paid at that time or driver will forfeit his/her highest earnings for that night. The driver qualifies for the race, not the car. Any car changes will start at the back of the race.
2. DRIVERS AND OWNERS: ALL vehicles must remain until after payoff or risk loss of money and points if protested. If any rule infraction is found during random inspection, prior to beginning of program, car/driver may still compete if infraction is corrected and noted by track tech. Any car competing in a non-sanctioned class for the first visit may compete with a non-performance infraction only. Said infraction must be corrected by the next visit. If performance infraction is found after racing program begins, car/driver will be disqualified and will lose all monies, awards, and points for the evening’s events, regardless of class. Second offense of the same infraction means loss of monies and awards for evening’s events and loss of points earned to that date.
3. POST TECH INSPECTION: After the feature, the top five (5) positions must report directly to the scales and then to the inspection area, with the exception of the Teen-4 class. Teen-4 class, top three (3) positions must report to scales for weigh in and inspection. No alternates in all classes. Only driver and one pit crew member per car allowed in tech area with track officials. Failure to stop will result in driver placed in final place of finishing lineup and will receive corresponding monies and points.
4. All classes will draw for position.
5. STAGING AREA: It is the responsibility of the driver and/or owner to make sure his vehicle is safe and race ready, and to have his vehicle in the staging area on the white flag of the previous race, or he WILL start at the back of his race. All required safety equipment (helmet, gloves, suit, window net/arm restraint, 5-point harness, etc) must be properly worn and secured or car will be sent to pits and not allowed to compete in that race. Any driver that did not draw for starting position will be placed to the rear of any line-up.
6. RESTARTS ON FIRST LAP: The race is officially started when the leader reaches the start/finish line. Lineups for restarts are the same as when the race started. Any yellows during the start of a race will be charged to the driver(s) who caused the yellow. Third restart will be single file at the flag stand / cone. If front row causes two (2) false starts, front row will be sent to the back.
7. YELLOW / RED FLAG: Drivers do not race to the yellow flag. When the yellow is out, the scoring stops. Drivers should maintain position at LOW speed. Stopping is allowed if directed by an official. Scoring reverts back to the last scored lap for lineups. If stopped dead on the track after the race is officially started regardless of the reason, driver will go to the end of the pack on the restart. If same driver is the cause of a second yellow flag during the same race, he/she will be sent to the pits. Red flag situations are the same except the drivers MUST STOP unless an official directs the driver to another area.
8. CHECKERED FLAG: The race is over after last vehicle on the lead lap takes the checkered flag.
9. LINE-UPS: On all restarts the reline-ups will be the running order of the last scored lap. (Last scored lap is when all the vehicles on the lead lap have crossed the start/finish line.) On restart, all vehicles must be in single file. The race will not start before the leader passes the cone. At this time, as soon as the leader picks up the throttle, the green flag will come out. No vehicle can improve their position until they pass the cone.
10. WORKING ON VEHICLE WHILE ON TRACK: Any car that requires any mechanical or cosmetic work under caution while the field is moving will lose its race position, unless under red or at the direction of an official. Under red light conditions and ONLY AT THE DIRECTION OF AN OFFICIAL, driver may work on car. No pit crew allowed on track for assistance. Car must be able to resume racing when red light conditions are over. Any car that is not race ready will lose its position and will go to the back. Drivers must stay in their own vehicle on the track unless under the direction of an official or unless there is a fire.
11. DRIVER AND PIT CREW ON TRACK: Any unauthorized driver and/or pit crew member on the track or infield will cause the driver of that vehicle to be fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) per person with matching loss of points.
12. PITTING DURING THE RACE: Only under the discretion of the track officials during special shows and then only in the designated pit area under yellow flag conditions will drivers be allowed back on the track. During regular shows, NO PITTING ALLOWED! Any vehicle that goes into the pit after initial green flag is dropped MAY NOT return to the race.
13. SPEEDING IN PITS: Any person speeding in pits will result in driver fined twenty five dollars ($25.00) with matching loss of points.
14. ROUGH OR RECKLESS DRIVING: Will NOT be tolerated. If black flagged for rough or reckless driving, driver will be sent to the pits and points and monies for that race only will be scored to 20th place in feature, or last place if more than 20 cars begin feature race, and/or last place in heat race. All other drivers will regain position under yellow / black condition only.
15. STOPPING ON THE TRACK: Anyone stopping on the track will be placed to the back of the line-up unless told otherwise by an official.
All protests must be in writing with one hundred dollars ($100.00) cash fee
posted. This must be posted with the pit steward prior to consis and features.
After protesting driver completes form, posts fee, and feature of protested
class is complete, driver must submit his vehicle for COMPLETE inspection
before the protested vehicle is inspected.
· If protesting vehicle passes inspection, he will receive fifty dollars ($50.00) back and the protested vehicle will then be inspected. If protested vehicle fails inspection, protested vehicle will be disqualified and remaining fifty dollars ($50.00) will be paid to track.
· If protesting vehicle fails inspection, protesting vehicle will be disqualified and will forfeit the full protest fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to the track and the protested vehicle will NOT be inspected.
· If protested vehicle passes inspection, protested vehicle will receive the remaining fifty dollars ($50.00).
Any affected driver/owner may file and the purse for that race will not be paid until final decision is made by officials. Once protest has been filed and monies paid, protest will be enforced in ALL aspects.
17. FINES: Will be applied to trophies.
18. TRACK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TEAR DOWN ANY ENGINE THAT HAS COMPETED IN ANY RACE. Refusal at any time will result in loss of monies and awards for the evening and all points to date. If the driver/owner refuses tear down, they are subject to tear down at any time before or during evening’s events and for remainder of season. The second tear down refusal may result in stiffer penalties at the discrepancy of track tech. Tear down, gaskets and assembly is full responsibility of driver and/or owner.
19. BATTERY: Must be securely mounted in trunk, under hood, or behind driver’s seat in all classes. Must be bolted in secured metal or marine box. Metal box must have some type of insulation surrounding battery. Lid must be sealed to box with rubber seal.
20. BODY APPEARANCE: Prefer a bright, neat paint job. No metallic numbers or paint allowed. Arabic numbers ONLY (1, 2, 3, etc.). The numbers must be on both doors and the roof (facing the stands). It is recommended to have the number on the front and rear at least four inches (4”) high. Alcohol vehicles MUST have an “A” by vehicle number. This “A” is to be bright red in a circular white background and must be at least 4” high. This must be designated for emergency purposes.
21. BRAKES: Must be in good working condition.
22. FUEL TANKS: Fuel cell mounted in metal container mandatory.
Intentional dumping of any oil products on Shadyhill Speedway property will
* loading of vehicle and being escorted off of property
* payment of cleanup costs and fees
* prosecution to the fullest extent of the law
24. ALL GLASS AND PLASTIC MUST BE REMOVED.
25. WEIGHT: If weights are added they must be securely bolted with ˝” or more threaded rod and painted white with car number on each weight.
26. SCALES: Any car is subject to crossing scales after competing in any race.
27. ALL CARS MUST HAVE CHAINS OR CABLES ON FRONT AND REAR FOR WRECKER HOOK-UP.
29. DRIVESHAFT MUST BE PAINTED WHITE.
30. MUST HAVE HOOP TO KEEP DRIVESHAFT FROM FALLING TO GROUND.
31. DRIVER’S SEAT: Racing seat is mandatory. Seat must be properly and securely mounted to frame and/or roll cage.
32. DRIVER’S HARNESS: Five (5) point, three (3) inch wide racing harness is mandatory. Harness must be Snell Foundation, Inc. (SFI) approved and highly recommended to be no more than two (2) years old from date of tag. BELTS WEATHERED, FRAYED, OR TORN WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON TRACK.
33. SAFETY: APPROVED FIRESUIT, RACING GLOVES, and U S COASTGUARD APPROVED FIRE EXTINGUISHER PROPERLY MOUNTED INSIDE DRIVER COMPARTMENT ARE MANDATORY. HELMET w/SNELL SA APPROVED RATING and FULL FACE SHILD MANDATORY. HELMETS SA2005 or NEWER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ARM RESTRAINTS OR FULL WINDOW NET ARE MANDATORY. Hahns Restraint System recommended. All required safety equipment (helmet, gloves, suit, window net/arm restraint, 5-point harness, etc.) must be properly worn and secured or car will be sent to pits and not allowed to compete in that race.
34. RACECEIVERS: Mandatory in all classes.
35. DRIVER’S AGES: Age for each non-sanctioned class is as follows:
Pure Street…………14 years of age through adult
Teen-4……12 years through 19 years of age of current season
Any driver under the age of 18 must have an original minor’s release form on file at the pit gate entrance building. This original form must be signed by the minor driver’s legal guardian and notarized. Any minor driver 12 or 13 years of age must also have a copy of his/her birth certificate on file with their original minor’s release form at the pit gate entrance building. Paperwork will not be carried forward from the previous year. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE IN ORDER BEFORE ALLOWED TO BE ON RACETRACK. Inquire with sanctioning bodies for driver’s age minimums for sanctioned classes.
36. SANCTIONED CLASSES:
MODIFIED – MUST MEET UMP SPECIFICATIONS (see UMP website for specs.)
UMP STOCK CAR – MUST MEET UMP SPECIFICATIONS (see UMP website for specs.)
I-MOD – MUST MEET IMA SPECIFICATIONS (see I-MOD website for specs.)
Be aware that drivers/car owners are responsible for all current general and class rules. Please remember that the track reserves the right to determine the intent and specifications contained herein. The decision of the track officials is final. If there are any questions, please contact a track official for explanation.
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