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2014 GENERAL RULES FOR ALL CLASSES
THESE RULES ARE INTENDED TO MAKE RACING AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE. HOWEVER, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT AN INCIDENT WILL NOT OCCUR, EVEN IF YOU FOLLOW THESE RULES TO THE LETTER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
The rules and 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 members are deemed to have
complied with these rules. No expressed 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 participants. There is no insurance coverage for any personal vehicles in this restricted area.
The general rules section applies to each and every racer, mechanic, and/or pit personnel. You are expected to know all rules. Ignorance of the rules will not be accepted as an excuse. Rules cannot be made to fit everyone’s needs and desires. These rules shall govern all race events at the Speedway. Rules and regulations, if not covered herein, shall be decided by speedway
officials. Speedway officials shall decide all rule interpretations. Speedway officials will conduct all rule enforcement. All decisions made by speedway officials will be final.
PIT PASSES / INSURANCE
The pit area of the Speedway is a restricted area set aside for the preparation and maintenance of the racecars in competition. Each driver, owner, mechanic or pit crew member, before entering the pit area shall sign a release and purchase a pit pass to be worn in a conspicuous place at all times.
At this time, the minimum age requirement for admission to the pit area is pending due to insurance approval. The age restriction will be posted on our website and at the pit gate/pay window at a later
date. Any one found guilty of letting an unauthorized person use their pit pass will be subject to a fine and/or suspension. In the event of a rain out, you will use your pit pass as a rain check within the following 2 weeks. Page 2 of 5
CJ Speedway carries secondary insurance on anyone who has purchased a pit pass. There is a deductible per claim. If you have primary insurance and it covers the first of the claim, our insurance will pay the balance. If you do not have primary insurance, you will be responsible for the deductible. In the event you are injured, please notify an official immediately for proper medical
attention and to complete an incident report. Claims for injuries not reported on the event date when occurred, will not be accepted. The Speedway reserves the right to refuse admission to the pit area to any person considered being unqualified or detrimental to the sport of auto racing.
1. The Speedway is private property. Through your admission ticket, you have been given authority and the right to be on this property in conjunction with racing activities. However, the management reserves the right to revoke and cancel this right at any time that it is felt that your presence or conduct is not in the best interest of the sport of auto racing, your fellow competitors or the fans.
2. We expect courteous conduct from all participants at all times. Each and every one of you has an image to uphold for the fans, sponsors, and the name of the Speedway. We do not tolerate profanity in front of the race fans, officials, or management. Failure to abide by this rule may result in fine or suspension.
3. At any time, if your dress, actions, or conduct are not in the best interest of the Speedway, you must leave the grounds.
4. There will be no drinking of alcoholic beverages in the pits before or during the racing program. Violators will be removed from the property immediately.
5. The display or use of any type of weapon at any time will result in permanent suspension for all parties involved and will result in the arrest of all parties involved.
6. Any driver or crewman caught starting a fight will be fined and suspended for one (1) week for the first offense. Subsequent offenses will result in suspension for one calendar year from the date of the offense. Drivers are responsible for all crewmen. Fines will be $100 for the first offense and loss of points for the night; second offense fines will be $600 and loss of all points. Any offense will also make the driver ineligible for the track sportsmanship award. Fines must
be paid before being allowed to return to CJ Speedway.
7. The officials will resolve any disagreement over technical questions or decisions. When their decision is rendered, it is final and binding and no further discussion will take place.
8. The officials will determine all finishing positions and their decision is final.
9. Any protest (if allowed) concerning technical questions of finishing positions must be made within five (5) minutes after finish of feature event for that class. No payoff for that class will be made until protest is resolved. No discussion concerning the protest will be made until completion of all events for that night. Any protest must be made by driver only. Anyone else present (car owner, mechanic, pit crew, etc) during protest or subsequent discussion will result
in protest being disallowed. Absolutely no protest or discussion will be allowed for judgment decisions. Page 3 of 5
10. No driver may get out of his car on the track or infield to argue the race with the officials. All drivers are to stay within reach of their car in the claim area. If this rule is violated, the driver will be disqualified for the event or suspended.
11. For any unnecessary roughness on the racetrack, as judged by track officials, the race will be stopped and the person or persons will be put in the pits. Drivers bringing out two unassisted yellow flags will be disqualified from that event.
12. Failure to remain nose to tail prior to passing the cone will result in a two position penalty per car passed and a yellow flag will be thrown to re-align cars and assess penalties. Second infraction, you will be sent to the rear. Third infraction, you will be sent to the pits.
13. In all races, heats and features, on a first lap restart, all involved cars will be sent to the rear and there will be a double file restart. Cars will move straight up to fill positions. After one lap is complete, involved cars are sent to the rear and there is a single file restart. All races: after one lap is complete, all restarts will be single-file, nose to tail. Restarts will revert to the last completed lap. INVOLVED CARS = any cars that are stopped on the track when caution flag is displayed. Involved lead lap cars will start in the rear of the field in front of the lapped cars.
In any class, a car causing a yellow due to a 360 spin will be sent to the rear of the field.
14. All repairs to cars will be done in the pit area – NOT on the racetrack. If you are able to return to the track under a caution flag, you will go directly to the rear of the field. Staging personnel will clear you to return to the track only under safe conditions during yellow flag conditions. Once the yellow light goes out, no re-entry to the track will be allowed. You will not be allowed to return to the track during green flag racing.
15. When the checkered flag is given to the lead car, the race is officially over. All other cars will be awarded their positions on the distance traveled in the event that they are not in the same lap as the leader. If the race is stopped on a white flag lap, you will have a green, white, then checkered flag finish for main events only. At no time will there be any racing back to the yellow flag; restarts will be aligned by previous lap.
1. CAR INSPECTION
All cars are subject to a safety or legality inspection at any time before, during, or after any event. If the technical inspector deems a car has not met all track safety or rule standards, that car will not be allowed to compete until all deficiencies are corrected. It is the responsibility of the driver, car owner and mechanics, (not track or IMCA officials) to have their car free from mechanical defects and in safe racing condition at all times.
2. SEAT BELTS
A five point quick release seat belt and shoulder harness of at least 3 inches in width is mandatory. Safety belts and driver’s seat must be secured to roll cage or frame (not floor pan) and must be approved by officials.
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Drivers are required to wear an approved helmet any time their car enters the racing surface. It is mandatory that all helmets are Snell Foundation Approved, SA2005 or newer, and Approved by officials.
4. DRIVE SHAFT LOOPS
All cars must be equipped with a drive shaft safety loop made of flat steel (1/4” x 2” minimum size). Drive shaft loop should be mounted approximately 12 inches from the rear of the transmission so that the drive shaft can not fall in case of front u-joint failure. It is highly recommended that loops be mounted front and rear of drive shafts. ALL DRIVE SHAFTS MUST BE PAINTED WHITE.
All weights must be securely mounted with two ½” bolts to frame. No wire, duct tape, ratchet straps, etc will be allowed to mount weights. All weights must be painted white with car number on it.
6. PIT SAFETY
All cars driving through pit area must be at a slow and proper speed. When exiting track before entering pits, speed must be reduced to safe speed or no re-admittance to track will be allowed. Speed will be monitored by track officials. No driver will be allowed to have any passengers at any time.
Any injuries suffered at the track that are not reported to the track officials will disqualify that person’s claim for insurance benefits. Accident reports must be completed that night!
1. Hot Laps will be held at 7:00, Drivers Meeting at 7:15 and Racing at 7:30.
2. Drivers meeting attendance is required. Ignorance of information covered in the drivers meeting will not be accepted as an excuse and will not be an issue available for protest.
3. You must be in staging prior to the white flag lap of the race on the track, or you will be lined up for your race at the rear of the field.
4. The only people allowed on the racetrack and outside the pit area are racing officials. Everyone must stay away at all times unless requested to assist for some special reason. Drivers may seek a place of safety in the infield following disablement when crashed, stay in your car. DO NOT get out and inspect the damages. NEVER EXAMINE YOUR CAR WHILE
CARS ARE RACING ON THE TRACK! Pit crews, car owners, and personnel related to any car are not allowed on the track following an accident or injury.
5. Do not enter the racing surface without express authorization; an official will okay your entry at the track entrance and signal for you to proceed.
6. Cars may be allowed to return to race after they’ve gone to the pits at the discretion of officials. No car will be allowed to return to the race if you are more than one lap down.
7. Any competing vehicle whose speed has been reduced to a point where it causes a safety problem or retards the track activity will be removed from the racing surface at the option of the officials. Page 5 of 5
8. Our program is based on the availability of enough vehicles qualified. If this number is not available, alternate scheduling or programming will be used. Racing events will be “lined up” in various ways to accomplish the best racing program. After each caution, cars will be realigned on the back stretch based on position of previous official completed lap. Cars must immediately line up accordingly. Any car not in their assigned position at green flag, will not be
9. Class time limits will be calculated by number of scheduled laps plus 5 minutes. The clock will be stopped for red flags.
10. The driver who qualifies the car must drive it in the racing program. A driver may not jump cars once the program has started. No drivers may be relieved. The director of competition and/or management must approve any variations of this rule.