2013 Rules Package
General speedway rules
Individual Class Rules are Listed below
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to facilitate the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition for all events, and by participating in these events, all participants agree to comply with these rules and regulations. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF, OR COMPLIANCE WITH, THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS. They are intended solely as a guide for the conduct of the sport, and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, officials, or others. The Race Director shall be empowered to permit any reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications and procedures herein, or impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion does not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM ANY SUCH DEVIATION OR RESTRICTION OF THESE SPECIFICATIONS, RULES OR PROCEDURES. Any interpretation of, or deviation from, these rules is left to the discretion of race officials. THEIR DECISION IS FINAL.
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein do not express or imply warranty of safety, from publication of, or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of THUNDER RIDGE members and competitors and in no way a guarantee against injury to participants. These rules and regulations shall apply at all THUNDER RIDGE events. THUNDER RIDGE officials shall have full authority over said events, and in the event of any dispute, the race promoter decision will be final. THUNDER RIDGE MOTORSPORTS PARK reserves the right to alter or amend these rules an/or regulations in the interest of fair competition.
THUNDER RIDGE may at any time make amendments to the rules set forth. Rule amendments will be posted here at the official website (www.
EIRI (except in rare instances) Decisions of Thunder Ridge officials are final and binding without exception.
No driver or pit crew member shall subject any official to threats, abusive or improper language at any time.
Any violation of conduct/general rules on the part of ANY driver, crew member, or persons accompanying race teams may be (at the discretion of track officials) grounds for removal from the facility.
ENTRY FEES, SIGN IN AND TECH INSPECTION
All races will typically follow the same format, slowest to fastest. The drivers will draw a pill at the drivers meeting. The pill draw will line up the heat races. This will be followed by track packing and hot laps. Heat races will be run first with no less than 4 cars and a maximum of 8 cars depending on total car count. Heat races will be 10 laps long, 6laps for sport stock classes. Finishing position of heat determines line up for main event. The number of cars will determine the number of heat races ran.
During the Drivers meeting officials will indicate how many of the cars of each event shall be weighed and what events apply. These cars are required to proceed directly to the scales after the event. Cars going to their pits or anywhere except scale area are subject to loss of that events position. Cars intentionally attempting to add weight by mudding or otherwise prior to scales are subject to mud removal at the scales prior to being weighed. After the main event, the winner of the event shall go directly to the scales and be the first car to weigh. After this is done, then the driver shall go back to the front straight to accept their trophy. Then the remaining cars needing to scale will be allowed to scale. If for any reason your car is involved in a wreck or is somehow disabled at the end of the race and you finished within the positions required to weigh, you must find a way to go to the scales. Cars violating these provisions are subject to loss of position for that event and disqualification.
During the race if a caution comes out, you do NOT race to the flag. The restart will be reverted to last completed green lap. If you stop on the track or go to pits during green flag running you cannot come back on track until yellow or red flag comes out. If you stop or go to pits on a yellow flag you have to start at rear of field unless an official requests you to stop. On a red flag absolutely no crew members, owners etc. allowed on track. If car leaves track on red flag, it must return before pace laps begin and must go to rear of pack. If requested by track officials, the total field of cars may go to the pits in a red flag, in this case the field will return in the order they leave. Any driver that is involved in two cautions either by spin outs or wrecks will be disqualified.
Disabled cars will go to the infield
If your car becomes disabled or if for any other reason stopped do not get out of the car for any reason unless instructed by a track official to do so. If you go to the infield during a race you must stay in your car, with your helmet on, belted in, unless instructed by a track official otherwise. Any driver violating this provision is subject to a $100.00 fine and/or disqualification.
Rough or over aggressive driving will not be tolerated, you will be sent to rear of pack or disqualified depending on violation. Un-sportsman like conduct by drivers, crew members and associate members will not be tolerated and can result in fines and suspension or both, depending upon the circumstances. Driver is responsible for all crew members’ conduct. DO NOT confront track officials, Pit Stewards, Scorers, Flagmen in this matter, or for any other questions or complaints. All questions or complaints shall be submitted in writing to the facility president or event coordinator ONLY. Drivers or crewmen approaching people other than event coordinator(s) are subject to disqualification and/or fines. No booze, No drugs, No fighting. First offense results in a $ 200.00 fine, and a one-race suspension. Second offense results a $500.00 fine and a suspension for one year. This includes the use of alcohol or drugs during race day prior to a scheduled race. Indication of any usage of drugs or alcohol by any crew or driver will result in car associated not being allowed to participate in the event and if racing has begun, disqualification. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.
If there is disqualification of a car or individual(s) due to any of the aforementioned items there shall be NO reimbursement of any entry or membership fees. If a fine is imposed it may be levied against any winnings recorded for the event where the fine originated, or for any past or future WDRA events.
STARTS AND RESTARTS
The pace of the start of each race shall be set at a reasonable speed by the inside pole car, it is up to outside pole to keep pace.
NO cars are allowed to start or fire until they pass cone/line in corner four. If the front row cannot start fairly in two attempts they both go to rear of pack.
On restarts or single file starts when a cone is used, the cone will be placed in corner four and all cars are to go around outside of it and cannot fire or pass until they have cleared it. Also if they hit cone or go under they will go to rear.
For all starts and restarts no car shall intentionally slow down and speed up in order to create a “ spring “ effect. Drivers attempting this will be put to the back. The intent for all starts or restarts is a smooth tightly bunched group of cars.
Upon Payment of membership dues or payment of race entry, participants, members and associate members hereby accept these rules and conditions as stated herein. In addition, Thunder Ridge reserves the right to refuse entrance to any member, associate members, persons, owners, drivers, cars or other people attempting to gain entrance to a TRMP event for any reason whatsoever. TRMP is not responsible for accidents.
All classes will follow any and all Safety rules, all equipment pertaining
to safety will pass or fail tech at the discretion of the tech officials.
1.16x20 window safety net.
2.Approved steering wheel pad
3.Approved roll cage padding
4. Aluminum high back racing seat
5. Approved SFI rated,5 point racing harness ( maximum 4 years old, Y type not allowed)
6. SFI full fire suit required, fire resistant gloves, shoes, neck brace(or head and neck restraint)
7.SA2000,SA2005-SA2010 RACING HELMET required, No motorcycle helmets, NO exceptions
8. 2 ½ pound on board fire extinguisher required, must be securely mounted and driver accessible
9.Appproved fuel cell required in all classes
10. double throttle return spring required on all cars
11. Main power shut off switch required, must be within reach of driver and clearly
marked “ON” “OFF”
12. all batteries must be gel type, or sealed in plastic battery container
Flags & lights
Green Flag - Starts the race, All cars must remain in position until the green flag drops, on cone start cars must also maintain position until passing the cone, NO cars may enter the track during green flag racing.
Yellow Flag - Caution on the track, all cars will immediately slow and maintain position, unless otherwise directed by race officials. First lap restarts will reset original line up , normal line-up will be single file, position by last green flag lap. Cars spinning on first lap may be sent to the rear, at the discretion of officials. Cars leaving the track under caution will be given three (3) courtesy laps to return and will be placed at the rear of the field.
Red Flag - Race stops, red flag or light stops the race due to unsafe track conditions. Cars must come to a complete stop immediately , reguardless of position on the track and remain there until directed otherwise. No crews allowed on the track during a red flag. Any car wishing to go to the pits must notify the flagger or track steward BEFORE leaving the track, failure to do so will result in disqualification.
Black Flag – Any car being shown the black flag will report to the pits immediately and report to track officials. The black flag is not an automatic disqualification and may be used in the instants of an unsafe car or a condition with the car. Failure to obey will result in a disqualification.
White Flag – One lap to go, If a yellow flag is displayed with the white flag, cars will be scored on their position when crossing the finish line upon completion of the white flag lap, in this instants, cars will not be lined up and restarted.
Blue Flag – Passing Flag, warns slower traffic that they are being over taken by faster cars, slower traffic must prepare to yield, failure to obey this flag may result in disqualification.
Checkered Flag - End of race, When the leader is given the checkered flag , the balance of the field will receive the checkered flag in the same lap, Finishing position will be paid according to the most laps traveled in the least amount of time.
2013 Class Rules
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