2013 Spring City Raceway
It is mandatory for all persons entering a restricted area of the track to read and execute, all pertinent waivers and releases.
These rules and or regulations set forth herein do not express or imply warranty of safety.
The pits area has a maximum speed limit of five (5) miles per hour. Firearms and any other weapon are strictly prohibited on track property except for working security and law enforcement personnel.
Abusive language, fighting, or physical abuse will NOT be tolerated. Offenders are subject to arrest & prosecution or suspension and fines.
No alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are permitted in the pit area.
Any driver determined to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance will be subject to arrest and/or suspension.
Any driver exiting a race vehicle on the racetrack unless directed to do so by a track official or in response to an emergency is subject to disqualification.
All drivers are responsible for the conduct of their crewmembers and associates.
Equipment not conforming to specifications stated herein may be impounded by the track. All cars are subject to inspection by officials at any time.
Injuries incurred at the track must be reported to office prior to leaving the track premises. Failure to do so may result in denial of insurance claims.
All drivers must be ready to compete in their scheduled event(s) including qualifying. Cars must be in position in the staging area prior to call for the event including qualifying. Cars not present at the staging area when the field is summoned to be weighed prior to qualifying will get ONE lap. Cars not time qualifying or drawing will be at the rear of lineup. The track may invert qualifiers. Any driver winning 2 features in a row will be started in no better than row 2, 3 feature wins in a row starts no better than row 6, 4 feature wins in a row starts in the rear in driver's next attempted feature event.
All events are scored in relation to the lead car. Scoring protests must be registered within ten (10) minutes of the posting of event results.
All drivers are responsible for understanding flag signals. The following flag signals apply:
Green Flag: Begin and maintain normal racing pace.
White Flag: You are entering final lap of race.
Black Flag: Go to pits immediately.
Red Flag: Danger, stop immediately.
Yellow Flag: Caution, slow to pace speed, no passing.
Blue Flag: Allow lead cars to pass.
Checkered Flag: End of race.
When the caution appears all cars must slow to pace speed and tail the car ahead. At the discretion of the Race Director, the offending driver(s) may be restarted in the rear. All other cars will restart in the running order of the last completed green flag lap.
Layover Flag: Any driver being shown the layover flag, must lay over for the leaders as directed on the raceceiver. Any driver failing to heed the layover flag for two (2) consecutive laps, will be given the black flag.
ALL starts of the race, cars must remain in double file until flagman drops the green flag, passing to EITHER SIDE is prohibited until car has passed the flagstand. On initial starts, if one (1) lap is not completed, all cars retain their original position. Any cars going to pits must restart at tail. If either front row car jumps the initial start twice, that driver will be moved back a row. In the event that both drivers jump once on each initial start attempt, both drivers will be moved back a row.
On Restarts, if 1 lap has NOT been completed, cars involved will retain position. Jumped re-starts will be called back at the discretion of the flagman. A driver may not advance his/her position before the flagstand on re-starts. The Restart Zone is between the barrels in turn 4. Leader may fire anywhere BETWEEN the barrels. Not before. Once leader passes the barrel closest to the flagstand, the race is automatically green flag.
Cars not responding to the black flag, or not getting in directed position after 2 laps will be sent off the track.
RACE will be official if time limit expires or laps are competed. Laps may be cut due to time limit.
NO RADIOs or lighted signaling devices will be permitted.
RACECEIVERS are MANDATORY in the Limited Late Model division. ALL OTHER DIVISIONS ARE OPTIONAL. However, Spring City Raceway will utilize the RACEceiver in ALL divisions! This means, if you have one, PLEASE USE IT! It's highly recommended! Frequency is 454.000
In the event of a red flag, driver must remain in the car unless otherwise directed by track officials. Under a red flag period, a car may return to the pit area. If car returns to the event, it must fall to the tail.
Cars may not be worked on in track or infield area. Any car leaving the racing surface will go to the rear of the field.
Any car bringing out the caution flag three (3) times during a feature event, will be subject to suspension from the event at the discretion of the Race Director.
IF LEADER IS SPUN, CAR THAT HIT IT WILL GO TO REAR, LEAD CAR WILL RETAIN LEAD. If leader pulls into the pit area, lead car will go to the rear.
IF THERE IS A SPIN OUT OR WRECK OTHER THAN LEADER, WITH A CAUTION CALLED, CARS THAT THE CAUTION WAS CALLED FOR WILL GO TO REAR. IF IT IS DEEMED THAT ANOTHER CAR HIT AND CAUSED THE SPIN, THAT CAR SHALL GO TO REAR ALSO.
ANY DRIVER INTENTIONALLY RUNNING INTO ANOTHER CAR WILL BE BLACK FLAGGED AND DISQUALIFIED FROM THE EVENT AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION, AND WILL FORFEIT ALL MONIES EARNED FOR THAT NIGHT.
Rough driving will not be tolerated. The general rule is car causing caution or cars involved in the caution will be moved to the rear of the field as directed by the race director or track official. If there are cars that are more than one lap down, the cars involved may be moved to the end of the line of lead lap cars. Non-incidental contact between cars may subject either car to a disciplinary action. Decision of the officials in charge is final. Officials will only discuss any disputed call/technical protest with the driver of said vehicle.
Three (3) Courtesy laps will be given for a flat tire incurred under caution unless driver deliberately brings out said caution.
Any driver considered to be causing a caution by deliberately stopping is subject to disciplinary action.
Only a driver is permitted to lodge a technical protest. Only cars finishing in top three may protest winner. Winner can counter protest. Protest must be lodged with the technical inspector. Protest fees must be presented in full to an official when protest is filed. Any protested car may counter-protest. counter protest has five minutes to pay fee's to official after notification of him being protested.
All technical specifications protested will be inspected and enforced. Complete teardown protest is a "COMPLETE" teardown. Any and ALL internal components will be inspected.
All protest fees are retained on any protest, whether protested car tears down or refuses. Individual lodging protest is subject to a like inspection of equipment of their entry, at the discretion of the Race Director/Technical Inspector. Counter protests will only be allowed in the event of the protested car teardown. Protests of a frivolous nature will not be accepted nor executed and the decision of the officials in charge is final. Protest fees are indicated in specific division rules. One (1) representative of the protesting car, the driver, and mechanic of the protested car may be present for teardown, unless otherwise directed by the Chief Technical Inspector. No other person may enter the teardown/protest area without the permission of the Chief Technical Inspector. All protest monies must be submitted in cash and will be retained by the track until said protest decision is final. The race director/promoter reserve the right to retain any part for inspection to clarify the legality of the part and may retain any “illegal” part. Protested cars will be inspected that night.
Points will be awarded to registered drivers in accordance with point schedule. All points are calculated according to official payoff data. The track will audit points and post official standings periodically during point season. Track audited points are official and final. Any point fund will be paid according to official payoff records (registered owner filing social security number and/or tax identification number) only. No points will be awarded for a disqualification. Drivers will be responsible for informing track officials about driver changes in any division prior to that particular feature event. Points are awarded to the driver of record starting the race. If a driver different from the one qualifying or entering a car is substituted for an event, the car must start at the tail.
If a driver is different from the one qualifying or is substituted for an event, the car must start at the tail of the field. It is the responsibility of the driver to report driver changes prior to the event. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the event. A driver cannot change cars after the start of an event. A driver may participate in one (1) additional division, if approved, after paying an additional entry fee of $25. A DRIVER is NOT permitted to race the SAME car in multiple divisions.
The officials in charge will act upon any situations not specifically covered by these rules and specifications whether procedural or technical, and their decision will be final.
Minimum acceptable equipment, all cars in all divisions:
All cars must have protective windshield bars in front of driver.
ALL cars MUST have a working fire extinguisher, and must be securely mounted.
Four-point full roll cage, welded to mainframe walls or minimum 4.0-inch x 4.0-inch, 3/16ths thickness steel pads continuously welded to main uni-body floor structure at strongest points. Roll cage is required unless specified by division.
Main hoop behind driver must have lateral bar positioned at approximately driver shoulder height when normally seated for attachment of shoulder harness hardware. Main hoop must be “X” braced. Forward uprights must be laterally braced at dash level and at top of windshield area. Driver’s side of roll cage opening must have minimum of three (3) parallel protective bars with at least six (6) inches of vertical spacing. Horizontal bars must be braced vertically between courses at minimum intervals of 12-inches. Roll cage opening opposite driver must have minimum, full “X” bracing. Main roll cage structure must tie to front and rear fabricated frame clips, as utilized. Top opening of roll cage must be “X” braced. All roll cage members must be minimum 1.50-inch outside diameter, .095-inch wall thickness DOM steel tubing.
Five-point, minimum three-inch wide, designed for racing harness required with quick-release fasteners. Restraints must be secured to roll cage members and/or frame rails, not to floor. Restraints must be maintained free of fraying or dry cracking and are subject to periodic approval inspection. Driver restraints maximum 3 years old. Window nets are recommended.
Designed-for-racing steel or aluminum types are required. No fiberglass seats. Seat must mount securely to roll cage structure. D. Driver apparel: One or two-piece minimum single-layer Nomex (or equivalent) driver suits required. Fire retardant boots and gloves are recommended.
Must be full-coverage, USFI Standard or Snell 90 approved.
Fire Extinguisher: All cars must be equipped with a working, on-board fire extinguisher within normal reach of driver. Multi-point, on-board fire extinguisher systems are recommended.
Gasoline ONLY. Specific gravity may not exceed 750.
Must be USFI Approved type with full container Fuel cell must be securely mounted within protective structure of car.
All cars must have metal firewalls between drivers compartment and engine and driver’s compartment and fuel cell.
All cars must be equipped with a drive shaft retaining loop (1/4-inch x 2.0-inch minimum size) mounted approximately 12-inched rearward of the transmission so drive shaft cannot fall in case of front u-joint failure. A second, rearward mounted drive shaft loop is highly recommended unless specified in division rules. Drive shafts must be painted white.
No electric fuel pumps allowed unless specifically permitted by rules for a division. All cars must have master electrical cutoff switch located within normal reach of driver. Battery must be mounted securely in support frame and be covered to prevent spillage. Traction control devices, whether electrically or mechanically engaged, are strictly prohibited.
No nitrous systems or oxygen-bearing fuel additives are allowed.
Ballast weights must be painted white, and must be secured by bolts/lock nuts or trapped in such a manner that they cannot be dislodged under normal racing conditions and must have car number visible. Any car/competitor losing ballast weight on the track may be disqualified from that event, plus incur a fine of $1 per pound of ballast lost.
In the event that you are required by Class Rules to ADD WEIGHT, said weight must be removable and painted white and MUST have legible car number. The Technical Inspector may, at any time, request that you weigh your vehicle without the weight. The Technical Inspector may, at any time, ask for the weight so he may weigh it: said weight must be presented at the Tech Shed in a timely manner but must be presented before the feature. The Inspector may watch said weight being removed. He will weigh it. He may watch it being reinstalled. At the Inspector's discretion he may apply a seal to the bolt/s. The Class Rulebook Specifies Added Weight Location. Technical Inspector is the sole arbitrator of said location. Weight MUST be posted on LEFT SIDE a-pillar.
All cars must be painted in a workmanlike manner. All cars must have approved; legible numbers in contrasting color to car paint scheme, at least 24" high, with minimum 3" stroke. Numbers must be placed on both door areas and top, and as directed by officials. In the event of duplicate numbers, driver currently lowest in point standings will be required to alter number for scoring purposes.
Rough driving will not be tolerated. Any driver judged to be intentionally rough driving and/or endangering other competitors will be black flagged and disqualified from that event. Second offense, rough driver's will be suspended for two (2) weeks.
Any physical confrontation will result in the aggressor being escorted from the Speedway, disqualified from that night's event, and fined $250. A second offense will result in suspension from the next two (2) events and a $500 fine. Any driver who enters another driver's pit area will be considered the aggressor. If the incident occurs away from either driver's pit area, both drivers may be considered the aggressor. Drivers will be held responsible for all crew members and the penalty may apply if their crew is directly involved.
Any physical confrontation with an official of SPRING CITY RACEWAY will result in an automatic two (2) week suspension and $500 fine.
SPRING CITY RACEWAY reserves the right to increase or decrease the above penalties based on the severity of the incident.
Many calls made by officials during a race event are judgment calls and are made based on information at hand during the event. Judgment calls may not be appealed and are not subject to review or change after a race event. Any driver or crew who comes to the press box during a race to dispute a call will be disqualified from that night's event.
Infractions of rules set forth in this complete document, whether regarding conduct and deportment or technical specifications, subject the offender to (a) disqualification from an individual race meet, (b) loss of points and/or purse and (c) suspension from subsequent competition for a period to be determined by representatives of SPRING CITY RACEWAY officials reserve the right to change or amend any rule set forth at any time without notice, Track officials reserve the right to reject any entry. SPRING CITY RACEWAY will not be responsible for any damage to any vehicle or personal property located on track grounds.
ATVs are allowed in the pit area. All ATVs must adhere to all pit speed limits and safety regulations set forth by Spring City Raceway. Anyone operating an ATV outside these guidelines will forfeit their ATV privileges.
DRIVER TO RACE DIRECTOR COMMUNICATION:
The Race Director may NOT be contacted while conducting racing operations. Any driver or crewmember who wishes to speak with the Race Director directly, may do so BEFORE hotlaps have begun, or AFTER the final checkered flag has dropped on the final feature event. Any driver coming to the scoring tower after hotlaps have begun and before the last checkered flag has dropped, is subject to immediate disqualification.