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2011 General Rules

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE OFFICIAL RULES OF GOLDEN TRIANGLE RACEWAY PARK, HEREAFTER REFERED TO AS G.T.R.P.  ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO ALL RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS AS SET FORTH HEREIN.  THE RULES ARE ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORDERLY CONDUCT OF RACING EVENTS AND TO ESTABLISH MINUMUM 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 AGREED TO AND ACKNOWLEDGE COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES.  IN THE EVENT OF ANY POINT ARISING WHICH IS NOT COVERED BY THESE RULES, THE MANAGEMENT OF G.T.R.P.  SHALL HAVE THE SOLE POWER TO DECIDE THE SAME AND ANY SUCH DECISION SHALL BE FINAL.

The participant, by entering an event conducted at Golden Triangle Raceway Park, also agrees that all decisions made during or incident to an event are final and may not be appealed or made the basis of litigation and agrees to release and waive from liability and not to bring any action against the Event Director, his designees, the track operator, event sponsors and/or all other event officials for any loss, damage, or injury caused by decisions, erroneous or otherwise, or decisions based on malfunctioning electronic or mechanical equipment, whether due to negligence or otherwise.

 

Rule Book Disclaimer:

 

NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS.  THESE ARE INTENDED AS A GUIDE FOR THE CONDUCTING OF THE MOTORSPORTS EVENTS AND ARE IN NO WAY A GUARANTEE AGAINST INJURY OR DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT, SPECTATOR, OFFICIAL, OR ANY OTHER PERSONS PARTICIPATING IN, WORKING AT, OR VIEWING ANY PORTION OF THE RACING ACTIVITIES.

 

THE TRACK MANAGER SHALL BE EMPOWERED TO PERMIT REASONABLE AND APPROPRIATE DEVIATION FROM ANY OF THE SPECIFICATIONS HEREIN OR IMPOSE ANY FURTHER RESTRICTIONS THAT, IN HIS 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 SOLE DISCRETION OF THE TRACK MANAGER, RACE DIRECTOR, AND HIS/HER OFFICIALS.  THEIR DECISION IS FINAL.

The Management

Golden Triangle Raceway Park

                                          

General Race Track Rules:

General Rules:

All participants shall be subject to all the rules and regulations of GTRP as hereinafter set forth, as well as such rules and regulations which may be added during the season.  All drivers, mechanics, pit crew, family members and friends are subject to these rules and regulations.  All drivers are designated as the responsible parties for all actions of their mechanics, pit crew, family members, and friends.

 

            GTRP management and officials reserve the right to refuse entrance to any person or persons into the pit area or the grandstand area.  Anyone entering the racetrack does so at his/her own risk.  Everyone entering the pit gate must read and sign the release/waiver form.  Everyone entering the pit area must wear a valid pit pass.  Anyone not wearing a valid pit pass will be removed from the pit area and will be required to purchase a pit pass or grandstand pass to re-enter. Parents must sign a minor's release form for children under the age of eighteen.  No one under the age of sixteen (16) will be allowed in the hot pit area.  EXCEPTION:  Registered driver’s allowed.  No one under sixteen will be allowed on the racetrack surface with races in progress.  

   Anyone involved in an accident while on GTRP premises must report the accident to the EMS for proper documentation.  Failure to do so will result in denial of insurance coverage, as well as possible suspension from the GTRP premises.  Any person who is injured and unable to report the injury should have a crew-member, family member, or friend report the incident to the proper official.  GTRP is not liable for any claim that is in excess of the track's insurance coverage.

All drivers must be a minimum of fourteen (14) years old.  EXCEPTION: Jr. Mini drivers.

Anyone driving on the racetrack under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be suspended for one (1) calendar year.  Anyone injured while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will forfeit all claims to any insurance benefits.  GTRP officials have the option to request drug and/or alcohol testing for any driver involved in an accident.  If drug and/or alcohol tests are positive, insurance benefits could be withheld and legal action could result.

Fighting will not be tolerated on the GTRP premises at any time for any reason, including the pit area, the spectator area or the parking lot.  The GTRP security officers are licensed law enforcement officers.  They may issue a citation to everyone involved in any form of fighting.  The participating individuals will be required to appear before a county judge.  The officers have sole discretion in enforcing the laws of the county as well as the state.  The Track Manager and/or GTRP officials cannot overturn the enforcement of their lawful duties.  GTRP has the right to eject, suspend, and/or ban anyone from complex and/or premises for fighting.  As the driver is designated as the responsible party, the driver will be fined $100.00 by GTRP for fighting. 

            Scoring officials will only discuss procedures, finishes and points with the competing drivers of a particular race. The officials have the authority to disqualify a car even after the race, if family members, car owner or pit crew causes problems for them. The officials will gladly discuss anything with the DRIVER ONLY after the final feature! 

Touching an official with force or the intent to harm will cause the individual(s) to be suspended from the GTRP premises for a minimum of four completed weekly race events.  If excessive abusive language has been or is being used, all track officials have the option to eject the individual(s) from the pit or spectator area.  If a driver is ejected he/she will lose all points accumulated for that (series) event(s).  The track manager's decision will be final.

GTRP reserves the right to change the race program and/or race procedures at any time for the improvement of the racing event.  No rules have ever been written that cover every possible situation.  In those particular events, the track manager will make the decision to cover the situation.  GTRP reserves the right to amend any rule at any time in the interest of safety or to rewrite the rule for clarification.

NO SPEEDING IN THE PIT AREA.  You must have a valid Drivers license to operate an ATV or golf cart in the pit area. You must maintain a speed of 5 MPH or less.  If any official observes speeding and/or reckless driving in the pit area, you will be disqualified and lose all points and money won for that racing (series) event(s).  There are a number of children in the pit area.  Injuring anyone, especially children, due to lack of control of the driver's temperament will not be tolerated.  This rule will be strictly enforced.  

If a driver is disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct you will lose all points for that event and start at the end of the race for the next two (2) weeks. 

All drivers and pit crew need to maintain constant control of the children in their pit area.  A discussion of safety needs to be held in each racecar pit area with the children, and those who act or behave like children.

Qualifying and points are awarded to the driver, not the car.  A driver may change to another car after he /she has notified the officials and before the green flag is displayed.  If the qualifying events (heats) have been completed, the driver must start last in the B-main or A-main event, whichever is the next event for the driver.  Failure to abide by this procedure will result in disqualification and loss of all money and points for the entire event.

Track packing will begin immediately after the driver's meeting.  If you do not participate in packing the track when your class is called, you will start at the rear of the heat.  Due to insurance regulations, you must be in full racing gear (driving suit, helmet, firmly belted into race seat, etc.) any time you are in a racecar on the racing surface.  No exceptions.

Each car must be able to start, move forward and back up under its’ own power.  The only exception is push start cars as defined by class rules.

All drivers must be ready to compete in their assigned event(s) and have their cars lined up according to the lineup posted before each event enters the track or they will start on the rear.  You are responsible for knowing the time of your race.  Do not rely on the PA system.

Anyone (Driver, crew member, Family or friends) going to the flag stand or race control center with a complaint may be disqualified (along with the race car) for that event(s) and will forfeit all money won and points for that (series) event(s).  If the DRIVER ONLY has any comments about the race see the track manager or Race Director at the pit office after the final feature is completed.

Special events may be governed by different rules and/or racetrack procedures. 

 

Rain Policy:

In the event of race cancellation due to rain, our policy is as follows:

If the races are rained out prior to intermission, the ticket stubs/pit passes must be presented at your next  RACING EVENT!  If the races are rained out after the completion of the heat races, there will be NO RAINCHECKS! However, the following regular race event we will run a regular racing program for all scheduled classes.  In every class that did not complete their feature due to rain, we will pay a 50% purse increase for the feature.  YOU MUST RACE BOTH NIGHTS TO RECEIVE THE PURSE INCREASE. 

Rain out policy for special events will be announced and posted prior to special event date.

If rain interrupts a race, the race will continue at the stopped point, if three or more laps are completed. If 1/2 of the race laps are completed, the race may be declared a finish. The last green lap will be the final results.

 

Car Registration:

Cars must be registered each racing season. Car registrations cannot be transferred from one owner to the other or from one class to another.  A completed registration form including the W-9 must be paid for and turned in prior to racing.

 

Drivers Participating in Multiple Classes:

GTRP does allow drivers to participate in multiple classes.  In order to keep each drivers entry fee into each race the same as other drivers, a single driver participating in multiple classes in a single race night GTRP will assess an entry fee of $25 for each additional class driven beyond the primary class for that driver. A driver from Hobby Stock, Street Stock, Modified and Limited Modified can drive in any two  classes per racing event.  If you run a Jr. Mini car or a Pure Stock you cannot race in any other class.

 

Driver Check-In/Draw:

All racecar drivers must check in with the scorers at the pit booth on race night.  The driver must check himself in, as race officials will not seek out drivers to ensure they are checked in.  If a driver is in the pits, but fails to check in, that driver will start scratch in his/her  qualifying race for failure to check in.  There will be no exceptions to this rule.  This is the DRIVER'S RESPONSIBILITY!  If you are going to be late, please call and let the track officials you are on the way.  You will be assigned to a heat race and start in the rear. 

 

RULES FOR RACING ON THE SPEEDWAY: 

Flag and light rules:

All drivers must know and understand the starter's flags. The Flagman is in charge, and has complete control of procedures while the race is going on.  The Flagman will use several different flags to communicate with the drivers and control the race.  You will notice the signal lights, the same type you see at street intersections, positioned around the track.  The Flagman controls these signal lights.  Failure to obey the flags or lights may result in disqualification.  Failure to see a flag and/or lights will not be considered a valid reason.

 

The race will begin at the starting line at the display of the green flag.  

 

Green Flag: Start or Continue Racing

On the last parade lap the Flagman will signal when the race is about to start.  All cars must stay in their line-up positions and cannot move out of line behind the car being followed and cannot pass any cars until the Flagman waves the green flag and turns on the green light.

On the initial start, all cars must stay in a tight double file (this means nose to tail) until the flagman displays the green flag. Racing and/or passing may begin immediately upon the display of the green flag. Do not pass or move out of line before the green flag is displayed. Any car not in position at the start (the display of the green flag) will be penalized two positions upon the restart.  On the initial start of the race if you jump the start the offending car will be moved back two positions or one row.  At any other point in the race the penalty will be assed at the next restart or from the finishing position.

After two double file re-starts all cars will restart in single-file behind the leader until the restart line-up has been completed.  Once all racecars are in the proper lineup, they must stay in line (this means nose to tail) and not move out of line or pass until the green flag and/or lights are displayed.  Jumping the start will result in a two (2) position penalty for each car passed (from your starting position).  The penalty will be imposed on the next yellow or red flag.  If there is no flag after the penalty is assessed, then the penalty will be enforced at the end of the race. 

 

Yellow flag: Caution - Slow to pace speed

When the Flagman displays the yellow flag, the yellow light comes on and it is not safe to race.  There is absolutely no racing back to the start/finish line! Slow down in a safe manner and stay directly behind the car you were following during the last green flag lap.  Passing or jumping positions under yellow conditions will not be allowed and may be penalized.  Cars not obeying the caution flag, lights or procedures may be disqualified.  Failure to get in position within one lap after lineup has been displayed to the field of cars or failure to allow another vehicle into line will result in offender being sent to the rear.  

•The yellow flag will be charged to the racecar or racecars that officials deemed were responsible for the yellow flag. If a racecar or racecars can be determined to be responsible for a yellow flag, those cars will be charged with the yellow flag and all other cars will retain their positions from the previous lap. If no initiator for the yellow can be clearly determined, then all cars involved will be charged with the yellow flag. 

•A caution for debris on the track will be charged to the racecar that dropped the debris if can be determined.

•Any car that is charged with one (1) yellow flag in the heat race will be sent to the rear.

•Any car that is charged with two (2) yellow flags in the heat or feature race will be sent to the infield. You will be scored on your last completed lap.

•Any single car that is determined to have intentionally caused a caution will be scored one lap down.

•B & A Feature: Any car repairs made during a caution period must be done in the designated race pit area. Any car that goes to the designated race pit area during a caution or a yellow period will restart at the rear of the field. Any car leaving the track surface to go to the pit area will not be allowed to return to the track surface for that event.

 

Red flag: Danger - STOP!

•Stop as quickly and safely as possible and remain stopped unless directed to move by safety/fire crews or track officials.  The race is stopped until the safety/fire crew and ambulance crew reach and clear the accident area.

•No pit crew or families are allowed on the racing surface of the track for any reason during a red flag. Only safety personnel, wrecker crews, and race officials will be allowed on the track to clear the accident scene.  Infield pit crews must remain in the designated infield pit area.

•If a driver has pitted prior to or during the red flag period, no work of any kind may be done to the racecar during the red flag period. When it becomes safe for racecars to move the yellow will be displayed with the red.  At this point racecars are to be driven to the back straight-a-way for line-up or to be allowed to pit.

 

Black flag: Leave the race surface immediately

•A black flag usually indicates disqualification for that race unless otherwise notified. The car must proceed directly to the designated infield pit area immediately. The racecar may be allowed to resume racing if the problem can be and is resolved. If a racecar goes to the main pit area, the car will not be allowed to re-enter the race.

•The car will cease to be scored immediately after receiving the black flag the first time it is displayed.

•Failure to yield to the black flag will result in disqualification for that specific race or the entire event and may possibly involve a suspension.

•Anyone black-flagged in the heat will start in the rear of the B-main or the A-main.

 

Blue flag with yellow stripe: Move over for faster cars

If a slower car is blocking the way for the leaders, the Flagman will show the blue & yellow flag.  This flag indicates to the driver that he/she is about to be lapped by the leader(s).  Proper procedure is to hold current position and racing line to allow the leaders to have the racing groove.  Do not make sudden moves to left or right.  

 

Orange Flag

Driver sent to the infield for failure to maintain speed or for a safety concern.  Driver will receive pay for his last completed lap position.

Halfway: Race is half complete

When the race leader reaches the halfway point the Flagman will hold out two flags.  The Flagman holds the flags so they are crossed in an X.                                                                                                                          

 

Two to go: Two laps to finish

When there are two laps remaining, the Flagman will signal the racers by holding the white and checkered flags so they are displayed vertically and parallel to each other.

 

White flag: Last lap

Last lap, one final racing lap until the race is complete.  If there is a caution during this last lap you’re your finishing position will be scored on your last scored lap with the driver causing the caution sent to the rear. 

 

Checkered flag: Race is complete

The Flagman will show the checkered flag when the race winner first crosses the designated finish line.  Cars are scored in the order they cross the finish line.  The race is completed and the unofficial results are complete.  The cars as designated by the track manager in each class must report directly to the weigh scales and then those directed proceed to tech area for technical inspection.  Only Two per car allowed in the tech area.

 

Other:

•The solid red drums in the pit area are for used oil, transmission fluid, and grease. Please use them.

•Only vehicles with a parking permit are allowed in the pits, except employees, appropriately designated handicapped vehicles and vehicles towing a racecar.

•Drivers are not allowed out of their cars while the car is on racing surface unless directed by the fire/safety crew or an official. Drivers are not allowed out of their car during the heats, or B-mains while the car is anywhere inside the outside retaining wall of the racetrack. Once a driver unbelts from the drivers seat, even if the driver does not fully exit the car, driver will be subject to disqualification. A driver may legally exit the racecar during an "A" Main race and return to the race only if the driver exits the car inside the designated hot pit area.

•Infield pitting is not allowed during heats.

•Infield pit area minimum age is 16 years old. Each pit crew is limited to three people per car in the infield.

•The first lap is complete when EVERY car crosses the finish line.

•After the first completed lap of the race a completed lap is when half the field crosses the finish line.  The cars that crossed the finish line will line up in the order they crossed the line, the remaining cars that did not cross the finish line before the yellow will be scored as they were running on the last completed lap.

•On a restart, lapped cars may stay in their position or choose to go to the rear. A driver does not make up a lap by going to the rear. With 5 laps or less to go, lapped cars will be put to the rear of the field in the position they are running.

•Regardless of the number of laps completed when the checkered flag is displayed, the race will be considered complete.

•Any work done on your car will result in your car going to the rear of the field.  For example: sheet metal removal. 

 

Rough driving and bumping:

•Any car that engages in rough driving and/or bumping will be: a) warned, b) sent to the rear of the field, or c) disqualified, depending upon the severity of the incident.

•All cars that participate in any malicious/retaliation bumping or ramming, whether on the track or in the pits, will be disqualified and lose all points and awarded money for that (series) event(s) at a minimum.

•A second offense will result in loss of the driver's year-to-date points, money for that (series) event(s) and a suspension of four completed racing event.       

Car Numbers:

•Each car per class must have a different number (0-999). Letters will be allowed, HOWEVER may require a number in place for scoring, i.e. 71J, may need be 712, if another 71 or a race track regular already has the number. Roof and side numbers will be 20" tall with a 2” width.  Front and rear numbers will be 4" tall IN CONTRASTING COLOR FROM THE BODY.  OFFICIALS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SCORING OF CARS WITH ILLEGIBLE OR HARD TO READ NUMBERS. Numbers will be held until the end of the day after the Pre-season driver's meeting for all cars that have competed in four races in the previous year.  Registration will begin January 1st for the upcoming year. All cars that have not raced at least four times do not have first right of refusal for that number.

•Drivers will draw to determine the line-up for the heat races.

•A-main races will be lined up according to heat race and B-main finishes.  Prior to the start of the A-main cars will line up and stop on the front straightaway.  Pole position driver will draw for the invert.

Invert numbers will be 0 – 5 to indicate how many rows will be inverted.

 

Race procedures for this year:

Minimum Car Counts: If a class is represented by 10 cars or less on a given race night, the "A" main may be modified as to length of the race and the purse structure used.  This will be done at the sole discretion of the Race Director.

 

Heat races: 

The number of cars entered each night for each class will determine the number of heat races.  The intended number of cars per heat race will be as follows:

There will be a minimum of 6 cars in each heat.

All heat races will be a minimum of 8 laps in length.  

Exception: Jr. Minis 6 laps.

 

B-mains:          

When a B-main is run for a class, the maximum number of cars that will start the feature will be up to 22.  When a B-main is run for a class, the cars qualifying from the heat races will be as follows:  

All B-mains will be a minimum 12 laps in length.  Starting positions for the B-main will be determined by the finishing position from the heat races.

 

A-mains:          

All A-mains will be a maximum of 20 laps in length or 30 minutes, if time runs out under green the race will be completed. If a yellow happens the flagman will indicate two laps to go and end the race with a two lap green/white checker.  No yellow flag laps will be counted toward the completed lap total.   

 

General:

The Race Director reserves the right to alter this schedule at his sole discretion. 

 

POST RACE PROCEDURE:

Winners:

•A-main winner is to go directly to winners circle on the front straight away for the trophy presentation and recognition. Reverse victory lap, doughnuts in the infield, or other actions by the winner that delays the next race and/or endangers others may result in disqualification, loss of points and money won for that (series) event(s) and start last in the next feature.

 

TECHNICAL:

Technical helpful hints:

•No traction control devices in any class, period!

•All classes must have a battery disconnect installed and operational for the 2011 racing season. This disconnect is to be mounted on the driver's side of the car, mounted securely to the deck or roll cage bracket.

•All classes as defined in class rules are required to have the correct tires on their car for racing and technical inspection.

•OEM means original equipment manufacturer for the make of car in question.

•Stock means stock - unaltered in size, not lightened. If the part needs an adaptor to fit it is not OEM.

•Minimum means minimum. Zero tolerance is allowed on the minimum side of the specification. Your tolerance is on the greater than side of minimum. If you take the risk of running on the minimum edge, be prepared to take the hit if / when you are less than the minimum allowed.

•Maximum means maximum. Zero tolerance is allowed on the maximum side of the specification. Your tolerance is on the short side of maximum. If you take the risk of running on the maximum edge, be prepared to take the hit if / when you are greater than the maximum allowed.

•If you finish the race without parts, you will weigh without the parts.

**NO WIRES WITHIN THE REACH OF THE DRIVER IN HIS/HER SEAT.  Any suspect wires will be traced back to the source.  

**No internal or external tire softening allowed.

Technical Inspection Area:

Please be aware that the post race tech inspection is not the place to find out your car is illegal.  Please study your class rules, and know them by heart.  

All cars with weight rules may be required at ANY time to go over the scales. 

The cars as designated by the track manager, in each class will go to the tech pad for inspection.  Other finishing positions may be added at the discretion of the track manager or other designated officials.  Failure to directly report for technical inspection will result in disqualification of the car and will be penalized any money or points awarded for that event (see below).  GTRP reserves the right to inspect any car at any time for rule violations to ensure equal competition and in the interest of safety.

 

ANY CAR FOUND TO BE TECHNICALLY ILLEGAL WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND WILL

NOT RECEIVE ANY MONEY OR POINTS FOR THAT EVENT (NIGHT).  A SECOND

OFFENSE WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF MONEY FOR THAT EVENT AND POINTS

ACCUMULATED FOR THE YEAR.  A THIRD OFFENSE WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER'S

SUSPENSION FOR SIX (4) COMPLETED WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENTS. 
Refusal to tech takes all points for the year and money for the night.  2nd refusal banned for the


remaining race season.

 

Fuel testing:

GTRP officials reserve the right to check fuel at any time to maintain fair competition.  Any racecar failing to pass the fuel test or failing to submit a sample for a test will be disqualified.  Competitors are responsible for providing the method and means for obtaining the fuel sample from the carburetor and identifying the brand of fuel.  Any fuel sample that fails the first test will be tested a second time.  The second test will be considered the final and official test.  Fuel rule violations will result in disqualification and will count as a Technically Illegal Disqualification.  

 

Alcohol:

Methanol only.  No additives of any kind including water that will prohibit alcohol checking .796 at 60 degrees F specific gravity plus or minus .002.  Other methods may be used to determine if oxygen additives are present. 

Gasoline:

Pump gasoline or racing gasoline only.  No additives may be used.  Gasoline will be tested with approved testing methods and instruments.  Any reading not consistent with the brand of gasoline used will be considered illegal. 

 

Protests:

Protests will only be accepted for performance items: Engine, drive train, tires, wheels, fuel, and/or all suspension.  

Protest must be filed with the Head Tech Official, and the protesting driver must be registered in that class and must be competing in that particular feature.  The protest fee must be in cash and be accompanied by a fully completed GTRP Protest Form.  The completed GTRP Protest Form and the appropriate fee in cash must be in the possession of the Head Tech Official prior to the start of the A-main and cannot be withdrawn.  The protested car must report immediately after the race to the tech pad.  Any car not submitted for tech or protest inspection will be disqualified.  This disqualification will be treated as a Technically Illegal Disqualification.

•Visible protest: $100.00 per item protested. If the protested car is legal, $75.00 goes to the protested car and $25.00 goes to the drivers point fund. If the protested car is illegal, the $100.00 is returned to the protestor.

•Non-visible protest: $200.00 per item protested. If the protested car is found to be legal, $175.00 goes to the protested car and $25.00 goes to the drivers point fund. If the protested car is found to be illegal, the $200.00 is returned to the protestor.

•First Offense:  Driver loses money and points for the night.

•Second Offense:  Driver of the illegal car will be fined $100 in addition to losing money and points for the night. This money will be put into the GTRP drivers point fund. If the illegal driver does not pay the fine by the next scheduled event for that class of car, the driver will be barred from racing at GTRP until the fine is paid, plus four (4) weeks of regular weekly series racing. 

•Third Offense:  Driver is suspended for the remaining racing season.

 

POINTS AWARDED:

Points:

Points will be awarded for the heat races, B-mains and A-mains.  Points will be awarded based on the driver's official finishing position in each class.  Official finishing positions are based on verified finishes, plus successfully passing post race technical inspection. 

Heats:

Heat race points will be awarded as follows:

1st place - 5 points

2nd place - 4 points

3rd place - 3 points

4th place – 2 points

5th place – 1 point 

B-mains:

B-main points will be awarded as follows:

1st place - 5 points

2nd place - 4 points

3rd place - 3 points

4th place – 2 points

5th place – 1 point 

 

 

 

 

 

A-mains:

1st place - 100 points

2nd place - 98 points

3rd place - 96 points

4th place - 94 points

5th place - 92 points

6th place - 90 points

7th – 20th place decreases by 2 points each place

All cars after 20th place receive 62 points

In case of a tie for any point's position, the driver with the higher point average will win the tie-breaker.  If the point averages (calculated to three decimal points, rounding up) are also a tie, the driver with the most A-main wins will win the tie-breaker.  In the event that this does not break the tie, the tie-breaker order will be: most second place finishes, most third place finishes, most fourth place finishes and so on until the tie is broken.  In the exceptional event that there is still a tie after all 26 other tie-breaker methods are followed, a coin flip will determine the winner.  

 

SAFETY:

•Diesel fuel is not allowed on racecars. Mudd Off or baby oil is allowed.

• Any EPA approved coolant/additive with water may be used.

•Wheel weights are not allowed.

•No open-ended tubing allowed. All tubing must be capped or rolled onto the body.

•All drivers must wear approved driving suits made of fire resistant materials that cover the driver's body, multi-layer recommended. Full-face helmets required, Snell 90 or newer with Snell identification clearly visible inside the helmet. See your individual class rules.

•All pit crews must have operable fire extinguishers in their pit area capable of extinguishing fuel, oil and electrical fires. On board fire systems recommended for all cars.

•All main roll cage materials must be minimum 1 ½ OD -.095 wall thickness round tubing. Exceptions: Center bar in halo, window wing bars that attach to the A-pillar and door bar and any windshield bars. All cars must have complete welds. Tack welding only is not acceptable. All cars must have roll cages inspected and approved by race official before they are eligible to compete.

•Safety Inspection identification tags will be required on all cars before they are allowed on the track for practice or racing. The safety inspection tags will be valid until December 31st each year. They are serialized and will be mounted on the driver's side window wing post. They will be available at each test & tune session, as well as throughout the season. Items inspected will be: helmet height versus roll cage height, seat belt attachment, seat belt date, seat attachment, roll cage placement/attachment, driver safety apparel, plastic or sharp items in the driver's cockpit, steering wheel quick release, window net installation/arm restraints as required, drive shaft loop, wrecker pick up points, sharp body parts/nerf bars, driver exits: left & right, routing of fuel line, attachment of fuel cell, fuel cell protection bar, attachment of ballast, and chassis welding. If any safety items are not approved, you will not be allowed on the racetrack.  Any violation of these rules will not be tolerated.

•All cars must have approved three-inch (3") racing seat belts not more than THREE (3) years old and in good shape with date of manufacture clearly visible. All seat belts must be securely attached to the frame or roll cage with minimum 7/16" bolts.

•All seats must be attached to a main part of the frame/brace exclusively for the seat and/or seat belts. All seats must be attached at the bottom as well as the back.

•All drive shafts must be painted white or yellow, so as to be clearly visible when lying on the racetrack.

•No mirrors, two-way radios, scanners or cell phones allowed in racecars.

•All cars are subject to a technical inspection at any time and must be in compliance with all rules and be in acceptable racing condition and be free of mechanical defects.

•No liquid ballast. Approved ballast must be welded or bolted. The bolted weight must have one ½" bolt per 50#.  However each piece of weight must have a minimum of 2 bolts. All ballast must be painted white and have your car # on the weight.

•Sharp edges are not allowed anywhere on the car that could damage another car. Pay special attention to bumpers and nerf bars.  No open tubing allowed - must be capped or rolled.

Retention of Vehicles and Parts:

Participant hereby grants Golden Triangle Raceway Park and its assigns the full and unconditional permission to collect and retain vehicles, parts of vehicles, equipment, or any other items used in conjunction with participation owned by or in the possession of participant, including such vehicles, parts of vehicles, equipment, or any other items which have been involved in accidents when Golden Triangle Raceway Park determines in its sole and absolute discretion that such actions are necessary incident to the investigation of an accident, the inspection or testing of such vehicles, parts, or equipment, or for other purposes.

 

SAFETY HARNESS:

Racing type 5-point seatbelts are MANDATORY. All 5 belts MUST be fastened while driver is in car and on racing surface. They must be securely mounted with 7/16” bolts and tabs welded to the cage frame. They MUST be LESS than five (5) years old. If the SFI tag is not present or it is illegible, the belts will be deemed ILLEGAL.

 

WINDOW NET:

A window net with a quick release is REQUIRED. Modified and Limited Modified only are allowed  Sprint Window Nets.

 

HELMET:

Approved helmets ONLY. Helmets must be full-face Snell 90 or newer and must have Snell sticker clearly visible inside the helmet. Snell ratings of M90, M95, M00, SA90, SA95 and SA00 are legal. If the Snell rating tag is not visible or legible, then the helmet is NOT approved.

 

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:

All drivers are required to wear driving suits that are made of fire retardant material that effectively covers the driver’s body (multi-layer recommended). Neck brace and driving gloves are mandatory.  Racing shoes are strongly recommended but not mandatory.  It is strongly recommended that fire suits are replaced every 3 years.  Be advised:  Dry clean your suit! Washing removes the fire retardant material.