2017 General Race Rules.
RULEBOOK 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 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 a participant, spectator or official. All competitors, crew members are officials should be familiar of the rules in this book.
The promoters shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose further restrictions that in their opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from such alteration of any of the specifications. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
1. All drivers/owners/crew members pay an established fee to obtain a Five Mile Point Speedway track membership. Memberships are available at a cost of $50 prior to March 11th and available at a cost of $60 after March 11th. Membership holders may have their membership revoked if the rules and regulations set forth by the speedway are not followed. Anyone entering the competition/pit area must be affiliated with a race team and make such distinction upon signing in at the registration building.
2. The Five Mile Point Speedway track membership is non-transferable. Anyone caught using another membership will be suspended for 1 week as well as the individual named on the membership card. A fine of no less than $250 will also be imposed on both parties prior to returning to the speedway. Any point fund monies or bonus incentives will be revoked until fine is paid.
3. Drivers must have a Five Mile Point Speedway membership in order to be eligible for point fund or bonus incentive monies that are posted. Crew members must be a membership holder in order to be considered for "Crew Member of the Year" voting. All members have a vote in the season ending "Crew Member of the Year" award.
4. Anyone that enters the pit area is designated either a participant member of non-participant temp. member. You must be affiliated with a race team to enter the participant/pit area.
INSURANCE BENEFIT PLAN
1. Each participant entering the pit are and have signed the waiver and release sheet for the event when he or she entered the pit area is entitled to benefits arranged by the speedway. Children are required to have a minor release form signed by a parent to enter the pit area.
2. It is highly recommended that all participants carry additional life and medical insurance as well.
3. Anyone involved in an accident while on the racing premises during an event must report the
incident to an official in charge prior to leaving the facility that night. If an incident is not reported on that night these benefits will not be available per the insurance company.
4. Drivers may be refused entry at any time.
5. Drivers, crew members, owners and any pit participants are encouraged to inquire about these provided benefits at any time.
*Minimum age to enter pit area may change without notice.
1. Car numbers will be assigned by the handicapper. Car numbers from the previous year will be held for one week into the new season. The handicapper reserves the right to have any car number changed, enlarged or altered
2. All numbers and letters will be limited to four; if four are used, one must be a primary number. Example: 35.KH
3. Team cars must be clearly distinguishable from one another using a different color, number or letter.
4. The numbers of cars to be qualified in each heat will be (decided by the handicapper and posted on the pit board before the start of the first heat.
5. Weekly Feature line-ups for point races will be handicapped as follows: The first portion of the cars that qualify will be handicapped into the feature. The remainder of the qualified cars will be lined up in heads up fashion behind them. The consi qualifiers will then follow in the line up with any “buy-in” starter added to the rear of the field. Example: Four heats, five cars to qualify. The first three cars will be handicapped. Positions four and five will start heads up behind them and ahead of the consi qualifiers. Guidelines:
Three heats, 6 qualify -4 handicapped
Four heats, 5 qualify. 3 handicapped
Five heats, 4 qualify -2 handicapped
Six heats, 3 qualify -2 handicapped
6. If a driver qualifies two or more cars, he must drive the last car qualified in the feature race.
The other car(s) is not eligible. On postponed events, the driver is qualified only! Driver may run a different car without losing position.
7. All driver changes MUST BE REPORTED TO THE HANDICAPPER. Failure to do so will result in a one week handicapping penalty.
8. No member of a racing team. driver, owner, sponsor, crew or anyone affiliated with the said team may enter the scoring tower unless RECEIVING PERMISSION. Failure to abide by this can result in a fine, a one week suspension, and/or a two week handicapping penalty. ANY INQUIRY MUST FIRST BE REPORTED TO THE PIT STEWARD.
9. Points and finishes are official when posted at the pit shack. If there are any questions, the owner or driver has five days to contact the handicapper through the speedway's phone number or see him or her on any race night.
10. Top five in points have an opportunity to start the feature in their division via a “buy-in”. The “buy-in” starter must make an attempt to qualify. A maximum of two “buy-in” starters will be added to an event based on current track points, in order.
11. The first two events of a new season will see the top 12 or 15 heat qualifiers re-draw for feature starting position. "Heads up" format will not be in effect. The number to re-draw will be established and posted prior to the first heat race of the evening. Normal handicapping procedure begins on week number 3 of a new season.
12. Drivers must take the original green flag of the feature in order to receive last place money and points. Any car that qualified and does not start will be considered as the first DNQ car. The "bubble car" may only join the field prior to the white flag being displayed on the original green and if less than the posted number of starters has not been met. "Bubble cars" entering the speedway after white flag will not be eligible and will be black flagged.
13. Handicapped lineups will be based on the previous the dollars earned over the previous three racing events. Cars not in attendance will be handicapped as if they had won that race meet with one dollar added to that total. Bonus money, lap money or sponsor incentives bonuses will not count toward that total. Only the "base purse" will be counted.
14. Management reserves the right to run a program without heat races should weather or curfew become a factor. In the event that heat races are not run, the feature lineup will be based (in order) on the top 18 in the current point standings. Remaining cars will be added via a consolation event if needed.
15. All restart lineups will be based on the last completed lap.
Point Distribution Breakdown
Pos. Regular Event Points Championship Points
1. 60 100
2. 56 95
3. 52 90
4. 50 85
5. 48 80
6. 46 76
7. 44 72
8. 42 68
9. 40 65
10. 38 62
11. 36 60
12. 34 58
13. 31 56
14. 30 54
15. 28 52
16. 27 50
17. 26 48
18. 25 46
19. 24 44
20. 23 42
21. 22 40
22. 21 38
23. 20 36
24. 20 36
25 – 30 same as 24th position.
1. The flagger’s count of laps is official.
2. No drinking of intoxicants by any participants entering the pit area prior or during any of the racing activities is permitted. Anyone in the pit area suspected of drinking alcohol will be removed from the pit area.
3. At all race meets, driver and owner assumes the responsibility for the action of their pit crew in every aspect and in all areas of the speedway property. This means that no unprofessional actions of any type are permitted in the pits, on the speedway, in the grandstands or parking lots of the facility. The driver and owner shall be the only spokesperson for any team.
4. In the event of any disagreement, any member taking physical action for any reason will automatically be suspended and fined a minimum of $250. Suspension to be no less than one week and no more than four weeks. Any driver or owner in a physical altercation will also result in the suspension of the race car during that period.
5. Five Mile Point Speedway officials/security are not on the premises to breakup or separate fights. The New York State Troopers Barracks is less than one block away from the speedway. They will be contacted to make appropriate arrests with legal charges pending as necessary. If you don't understand the above this will spell it out - IF YOU FIGHT ON THE SPEEDWAY GROUNDS IT IS LIKELY YOU WILL BE ARRESTED. No one expects to build a retirement fund from their purse earnings, the racing environment is designed to be fun and safe, those that cannot comply or function in that environment will not be welcomed at the facility.
6. No one is permitted to enter the judges tower during or after the racing program. Anyone entering the tower will face a mandatory fine of no less than $150 and possible suspension. Anyone wishing to discuss a scoring decision must report to the pit steward and make a request. All scoring decisions are final but scoring sheets may be discussed ONL Y after officials have a chance to review the request.
7. Both membership holders and non-membership holders are expected to adhere to all rules set forth in this book. Denial of admittance to the pits or grandstand can be made at any time by track officials.
8. No excessive speeding is permitted in the pit area. Penalties will be issued for speeding.
9. Only safety personnel are permitted on the speedway surface during any incidents. At no time will pit crews, family members be permitted on the racing surface.
10. No repairs may be made on the speedway for any reason. The car must be pulled off the racing surface to make a repair, no matter how minor it may be. Any car that pulls off of the speedway to make a repair will start in the last position upon their return.
11. Each car must start the event under their own power or start in last position.
12. All drivers must be ready to compete and have their cars on line before each event or start in the last position.
13. Starter and race director have complete charge of speedway while racing is underway. No
protests may be made regarding their decisions.
14. If there is an accident before the first lap is official, the field will be restarted with the car or cars involved in the caution falling into the rear of the field.
15. Any car that is involved, spins or stops to avoid an incident is considered to be involved in the caution. Better to stop and try to avoid a wreck and restart in the back of the field then to try and drive through or over a wreck and end upon the tow truck and out of the event.
16. If a caution is thrown in turn 1 for a mishap and a car spins in turn three after the initial caution, they are eligible to remain in their spot prior to the spin. Only the cars involved in the initial incident location will be sent to the rear.
17. ON a caution or red flag, any car going into the infield or pit area must return at the rear of the field.
18. Anytime the red flag is displayed. All cars are to slow and then stop as soon as safely possible. No cars are permitted to enter the pit or infield area or move once the red flag has been displayed. No car may be worked on during a red flag period.
19. Any driver causing excessive delays in a race, such as spinning out three times on their own will be sent to the pits.
20. ALL RESTARTS WILL BE DOUBLEFILE UP UNTIL THE HALFWAY POINT OF THE RACE UNLESS TWO CAUTIONS OCCURR ON THE SAME LAP. CARS WILL THEN RESTART SINGLE FILE. AFTER THE HALFWAY POINT,RACING WILL RESUME IN A SINGLE FILE RESTART. WHEN THE YELLOW IS DISPLAYED ALL DRIVERS ARE TO FALL INTO SINGLE FILE SO THAT SCORERS CAN REVIEW THE LINEUP - ANY DRIVER FAILING TO FALL INTO SINGLE FILE FOR ANY REASON WILL BE SENT TO THE REAR. DURING YELLOW FLAG PERIODS, OFFICIALS ARE ON THE SPEEDWAY TENDING TO AN INCIDENT. DRIVING IN A DOUBLE FILE FASHION CAN INJURE SOMEONE. THIS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT ANYTIME. ONCE THE SPEEDWAY IS CLEAR THE STARTER WILL CALL THE FIELD TO A DOUBLE FILE FASHION.
21. Any driver that challenges their on track position will be sent to the rear of the field. Under each yellow flag period, the scorers check the standing line-up, pulling out of line will not change the written starting order. This is an unsafe practice and will not be tolerated.
22. The leader has the option of starting on the inside or outside of the front row on restarts. That same leader will restart the race at the designated starting point.
23. Any driver guilty of violating any of the flag rules will be penalized at the discretion of the starter and race director.
24. Rough riding decisions will be left up to the discretion of on track officials and the race director. Drivers may be fined up to $500 for rough riding and suspended for up to three weeks.
25. Any driver being fined or suspended for any speedway infraction will have their payout held on the night of the event. Any fine amount will be deducted from the purse payout with any remainder paid back to the driver or due upon return to the speedway.
26. Anytime the word "stock" or OEM is used in this rule book to describe a part or component, it is defined to mean a part or component that is available over the counter - untouched or unaltered from General Motors, Chrysler Corp, Ford Motor Company or AMC authorized dealers.
27. No radio communication is allowed unless otherwise noted acceptable by track officials. No mirrors of any type are allowed. One-way radios are mandatory in all classes. Mandatory frequency is 454.000.
28. No driver is permitted to stop at the flagger stand for any reason. Any time the flagger has to stick his head into a stopped car on the homestretch he is in a position to be injured. The only time that a driver may stop to communicate with a track official is when debris is on the race track. Driver should pull to the inside of the backstretch racing surface and communicate this to the backstretch official. No positions may be questioned by stopping on the speedway.
29. The top five cars in each division will be weighed immediately following their feature event. Other inspections may take place as well after the feature event. A possible randomly drawn car may also be weighed or teched post race. Any illegal car will forfeit their earnings and points for that event and will be handicapped the next week as if they won the feature.
30. There will be a thirty minute time limit for all feature events with the exception of the Modifieds, Lightning Cats and Slingshots.
GREEN FLAG: Indicates the start of the race or warm up session. On an original start, all cars must stay in line until they reach the cone on display in turn 4. This means no passing until your race car gets to that spot (not when the leader hits that spot). Only exception to the rule is when a car experiences a mechanical problem that slows the field.
YELLOW FLAG: Indicates a hazard, debris or accident on the speedway. When the yellow flag is displayed drivers are to slow down immediately. Any driver trying to gain positions by passing under the yellow flag will be sent to the rear of the field. There is absolutely no racing under yellow flag conditions.
A. In the event that a pace car is used, no one is permitted to pass the pace car unless directed otherwise. Anyone passing the pace car will be penalized one lap.
B. Passing other cars under the yellow flag will result in a penalty of being sent to the rear of the field.
C. In championship events in which the yellow flag laps will be scored, the race must finish under green. The final two laps will be held under green flag conditions meaning a race could go past the original laps should a caution come out with one lap to go. Example - yellow comes out on lap 99 of a 100 lap event - yellow flag laps will be counted until the green comes out, the race could windup being official at lap 104.
RED FLAG: Indicates an immediate danger on the speedway or a violent crash has taken place. The red flag will be displayed maybe also displayed during a rain delay situation. Drivers are indicated to slow down then stop as soon as safely possible. No work of any kind may be done to a race car under a red flag condition unless specifically directed over the one-way radio only. If a request is made during a red flag official approval must be transmitted over the one-way radio system so that all teams can hear it.
BLACK FLAG: May be used to indicate a penalty, too slow of a pace, or a possible mechanical malfunction. A black flag will be displayed to indicate a possible problem. The black flag will be displayed for two laps on a particular car - on the third lap the car will no longer be scored. If the black flag is displayed for a mechanical problem the yellow flag may be displayed to avoid a possible on track hazard. Once the black flag is displayed on a car they are to pull into the infield or pit area in the safest possible fashion as soon as possible.
BLUE AND YELLOW LAPPED FLAG: Indicates a driver is about to be lapped. Driver is asked to pull to the bottom of the speedway allowing the leaders the opportunity to cleanly pass. Any driver ignoring the lapped flag will risk the chance of no longer being scored and being displayed the black flag.
WHITE FLAG: Indicates one lap is left in your event. Could be used in warm-ups and racing events. White flag will also be displayed one lap prior to a restart situation to indicate a green flag is going to come out.
CHECKERED FLAG: Indicates the (end of the event. When the checkered flag is displayed to the leader, the balance of the field receives the checkered flag in the same lap. Finishing positions will be paid off according to most laps completed in the least time, regardless of whether the car is still running or not. A yellow/checkered flag being displayed will result in the event being
Additional Guidelines: The driver that receives the checkered flag first in any feature race must report to the scales and then immediately to victory lane to participate in post-race ceremonies. The race winner is to remain in victory lane until released by a track official.
Additional Procedural Guidelines:
1. Any team may as a matter of right, protest any violation of the rules including specifications. Visible protests must be made before event. Any time a tool or mechanical device has to be used by an official to determine a car's legality it is not considered a visible protest. For the purpose of a subsequent appeal, any track officials measurements are presumed to be correct and cannot be- appealed absent a showing of a mistake or prejudice.
2. All protests involving a particular event must be in writing, specifying the matter of protest, no later than ten minutes after completion of the event in which the alleged violation occurred. Each separate protest shall be given to the Pit Steward,
accompanied by $200 (U.S. Funds) cash or bond protest fee, with the following exception on fees: P & G Test - $125 - Motor Tear Down - $300- In the event of a motor tear down, the team being protested is found to be legal they will receive $200. If the team is found to be illegal, the protesting team will receive $200 back.
3. A protest of race results must be made orally within 5 minutes upon the completion of any event to the Pit Steward. At that point officials will re-check the official finish prior to posting it as official.
4. Race and specification protests can be rejected at the discretion of track officials if it is considered to be an unreasonable or harassing effort on the part of the protesting team.
5. Any time you protest another car for specifications you must be able to prove that your car is legal for the same item you are protesting.
DRIVING IN MULTIPLE CLASSES
For 2017 the following will be in effect - Modified teams may only compete in the Sportsman Modified division on night's that the Modified class is not racing in a point race or at an open competition event. A driver may only compete in an "upper level" division for two weeks without losing all points in their current class. A car may only be used once per night in one division. A driver may not compete in a Sportsman race with the same car on the same night and run in the Modifieds with a different or same driver. Exception - Sportsman teams may compete in Sunday Summer Slam events without losing eligibility.
THE SPEEDWAY MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY RULE OR RULES IF THEY FEEL IT IS NECESSARY IN THE BEST INTEREST OF RACING. ALL FINES AND/OR SUSPENSIONS WILL BE IN EFFECT AT ALL RACE EVENTS. THE INTERPRETATION AND INVOKING OF THE RULES HEREIN SHALL BE DETERMINED BY TRACK OFFICIALS ONLY IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL DISCRETION. THE RULES SETFORTH IN THIS BOOK ARE A GENERAL GUIDELINE AND IN NO WAY ARE IMPLIED TO PREVENT INJURY OR DEATH.
2017 FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY PROCEDURAL RULES – SUMMARY
1. Location for original starts is at the cone in turn four (4) – Flagger starts the race. Restarts take place between turns 3 and 4, leader starts the race. Whether single or double file starts, NO PASSING UNTIL YOU PASS THE CONE. Nose to tail, simple fact is if you can see the back bumper of the car in front of you, you won’t be called on a jump. First improper start results in a restart. Second improper start, the cause of the improper start goes to the rear of the field. If the leader is jumped on a restart, the race will still go green with the offender being placed back to second place on the next restart.
2. Penalty for jumping restarts – If you have advanced your position, at the next caution you will go back to the position you were in when you jumped. (Start in position five (5), jump the start, you will return to position five (5) when the next yellow is thrown. If there are no yellows prior to the finish of the event, your finishing position will revert back to fifth place (even if you cross the line in the first position).
3. All restarts will be double file up until the halfway point of the race. (Exception: If two cautions occur without completing a lap, the restart will be single file. Will then revert to double file restart unless same condition occurs.) When the yellow is displayed, ALL drivers are to fall into single file so that scorers can review the lineup – ANY DRIVER FAILING TO FALL INTO SINGLE FILE FOR ANY REASON WILL BE SENT TO THE REAR. During yellow flag periods, officials are on the speedway responding to an incident. DO NOT JEOPORDIZE THE SAFETY OF AN ON TRACK OFFICIAL TO TRY AND GAIN A SPOT UNDER YELLOW! Driving double file under yellow to challenge a spot will NOT be allowed at any time. Once the speedway is cleared, the starter will call for the field to re-assemble in double file fashion.
4. ANY DRIVER THAT CHALLENGES THEIR ON TRACK POSITION WILL BE SENT TO THE REAR OF THE FIELD. Under each yellow flag period, the scorers check the standing lineup, pulling out of line will not change the written starting order. This is an unsafe practice and will not be tolerated.
5. One-way radios are mandatory in all classes. The radio frequency is 454.000.
6. Any car that is involved, spins or stops to avoid an incident is considered to be involved in the caution. Better to stop and try to avoid a wreck and restart in the back of the field then to try and driver through or over a wreck and end up on the tow truck out of the event.
7. If a caution is thrown in turn one (1) for a mishap and a car spins in turn three (3) after the initial caution, that driver is eligible to remain in their spot prior to the spin. Only the cars involved in the initial incident location will be sent to the rear.
8. No repairs are to be made on the speedway or on pit road at the turn two exit, for any reason. The car must be pulled off the racing surface to make a repair, no matter how minor it may be. Any car that pulls off of the speedway to make a repair will start in the last position upon their return.
9. No driver is permitted to stop at the flagger stand for any reason. Any time the flagger has to stick his head into a stopped car on the homestretch he is in a position to be injured. The only time that a driver may stop to communicate with a track official is to notify the official of debris on the racing surface. Driver should pull to the inside of the backstretch racing surface and communicate this to the backstretch official. No positions may be questioned by stopping on the speedway.
10. If you are involved in an accident on the speedway STAY IN YOUR RACECAR unless a safety issue arises. If you do not stay in your car it will be towed to the infield and not the pits. The tow truck drivers need to be informed as to where your parking spot is.
11. One way pit (go around) –, use caution & be aware of cars exiting the track. All MUST make the loop in the pit area around the tree line. You cannot cut through the vending/officials/concession area. If you don’t – you will be called back in to the pit area to complete the loop. If the race ends without you completing the loop, you will be penalized one lap at the finish.
12. Regular distance features for Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds, Sportsman, Factory Stocks and other support classes will be restricted to 30 minutes in duration, exclusive of a red flag period. Lightning Cats and Slingshots have a 25 minute time limit.
13. Any competitor who uses their car to ram or spin another competitor or retaliates to such, while running under caution or at the completion of an event, will be disqualified for the night. IN addition, drivers are responsible for their own actions, and the actions of their crew, families and friends. Any member of a race team that enters another pit area or tower for purposes of confrontation, altercation or intimidation or takes physical action against any track official, will be disqualified for the night. There will be no money or points awarded as a result of the disqualification. Such action may also result in the revocation of racing privileges.
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 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 a participant, spectator or official.
The Promoters shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose further restrictions that in the: 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 discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
The intended purpose of this rulebook is to make for an even playing field for all competitors competing at Five Mile Point Speedway. The Promotional Team and their designated officials will strive, to the best of their abilities, to enforce all rules fairly and with respect. The nature of the sport has proven that questions concerning rules and procedures will arise from time to time. The Promotional Team and their designated officials will deal with these concerns in an orderly and swift manner.
DRIVER – all drivers must have fire proof head gear/hoods, gloves, fire suit and a neck collar or approved head restraint system.
1. Driver’s seat must be securely fastened to frame or cage in six spots, four (4) on bottom and two (2) on seat back. Six (6) 3/8" bolts minimum. Seats mounted over drive lines must have a minimum 1/8" steel plate under and up the back 4" and be as wide as seat.
2. Mandatory functional padded headrest or high back seat must be in line with center of driver's head.
3. Mandatory - shock resistant roll bar padding on all bars that drivers head may come in contact with while strapped in seat. Also on cars with center type steering, both housings must be padded with same type of material.
4. Mandatory While Driving Snell approved 5 years or newer, and no older than 5 years old from production date. Fire proof Head Sock Mandatory. Firesuit Mandatory Min SFI 3-2A/1, 1 or 2 piece suit permitted. Must be in good condition – No tears, holes or non-working zippers. Proban Suits allowed – not recommended. Nomex underwear and socks recommended. Fire Proof driving shoes recommended. Gloves Mandatory – must be minimum single layer, Nomex Competition Gloves – NO Mechanix, Ringers, Etc…Gloves must be in good condition. Neck support Mandatory, either collar type support of SFI rated neck support systems. BELTS: Must be SFI dated and tagged by Manufacturer, NO Date older than 3-years from production date. Any Belts without tags will be considered expired. Strongly recommended to replace belts after any strong impacts. Minimum 5-point harness with a minimum of 3” wide lap and shoulder straps and minimum of 2” wide submarine belt. 6-point harness recommended. All belts must be mounted as per manufactures recommendations.
5. Fire extinguishers - All pit crews must carry operable fire extinguishers capable of putting out fuel and oil fires. On board flameout system recommended for car.
6. Neck collars are mandatory in all classes. Fire proof hoods and gloves are mandatory.
1. All cars are subject to inspection at any time and must be free from mechanical defects and be in safe racing condition.
2. Drive Shaft Cover Mandatory. All cars with open shafts must have a tunnel, minimum of 1/8" thick steel from 2" under front edge of seat to back of transmission covering shaft and "U" joint on top and both sides down to floorboards. It must be held in place with a minimum of four (4) 3/8" diam. bolts at bottom to a substantial cross member. A 360 o aluminum tubing of not less than 1/4" wall of 6061 -T6 material will be accepted providing it covers complete shaft and "U" joint back to seat. No cast or welded tubing. This drive shaft cover must be a solid unit with no cutaways for lightening purposes.
Drive shafts must be painted white. (Except aluminum or carbonfiber tube)
NOTE: Closed drive type cars, torque tubes, or bells that already have a 360o covering from "U" joint back to seat will be accepted as is. Any car that has a suspension link such as a torque arm, coil over or trailer bar in the driver’s compartment, must have a steel cable.
(1/4" in diam. or more) or clamp around it limiting its range should it break loose from its mount. It is recommended to have these parts free of sharp edges and padded. All classes require drive shaft loop that must go completely around the drive shaft of substantial material.
3. Seat and steering must be centered in frame, plus or minus 2". (Modified)
4. Mandatory 3" width safety belt and shoulder harness with 2 belts over the shoulder and of the quick release type. Also a minimum of one submarine strap. All belts must be securely fastened to the frame or cage. All safety belts must bear date of manufacture and can be no more than five (5) years old Shoulder harness must pass over roll bar at driver's shoulder height.
5. A full screen of substantial material (no chicken wire or aluminum) must cover entire windshield area is mandatory. Windshields may be used for additional protection if they are in the driver’s line of sight and are shatterproof mounted behind the screen. Modified only.
6. Steel roll over bars are mandatory. Front and rear roll bars must be connected at top (cage type). One side bar on each side at seat height is mandatory. Also proper bracing and triangulation on front and rear roll bars is required. Roll bars at 1 1/2" diameter will require a minimum of 0.095 wall DOM tubing. 1/8th in. inspection hole may be required drilled in main cage by inspector.
7. Gas line running through driver's compartment must be protected by rubber tubing. No cast ion fittings. Must also have a fire safety barrier between driver and line.
8. Wheels must have a minimum of five (5) lug nuts. For modifieds a minimum of three (3) lug nuts on front wheels only. No knock off hubs.
9. Exhaust headers must be safe for driver and exit past driver's seat.
10. No mirrors allowed.
11. All cars should be neatly painted and carry numbers at least 18" high on both doors - roof - and rear back and 8" numbers on front.
12. Inspector reserves the right to request body sheet metal to be replaced and painted should it get damaged badly.
13. Only approved fuel type hose may be used for fuel line. Steel braided fuel line recommended.
14. A reinforcing member of the same kind and size material as that used in the roll cage, or chassis shall be installed to the rear of the fuel tank, joining the rear-most portion of the chassis. Fuel tank must be secured by at least two steel straps: each strap must be a minimum of 1" wide. Each strap should be bolted with at least two (2) 5/16" grade five bolts. Fuel system must have approved tip-over valve/safety valve/breather.
15. The fuel shut off valve shall be labeled ON/OFF with a bright colored paint.
16. All vehicles shall have an ignition switch which is easily accessible within the driver's compartment. The ignition switch should be labeled ON/OFF with a bright colored paint. Master battery disconnect switch recommended.
17. Two (2) throttle return springs and a steel toe loop on gas pedal are recommended.
18. No air jacks for any division.
19. No drums or barrels of fuel on track premises unless in a restricted area.
20. No external distractions permitted without approval. (Examples: rags, flags, stuffed animals, and streamers)
MANDATORY SAFETY ITEMS
1: All cars will have a fuel shut-off within reach of the driver and clearly marked ON and OFF. All lines will be run in a safe manner. All lines going through the driver’s compartment will be in a rubber or steel conduit.
2: All cars will have an electrical disconnect switch within reach of the driver and safety crew that will kill all electrical systems on the car.
3: All cars must be equipped with a high-back aluminum-racing seat .090 thickness minimum. Must be mounted in a safe manner. No fiberglass or plastic seats, no bucket seats.
4: All cars must have a quick release steering wheel.
5: All cars must have 3" width safety harness. 5-point type must have quick release. Must have sub-marine belt. No belts more than 5 years old. Any belts regardless of age may be rejected if not in good condition.
6: All cars must have a complete windshield screen of substantial material. No half screens of any type. All cars must have a center windshield post connected to the cage. (Factory Stocks/ Street Stocks)
PROCEDURAL RULES - ON TRACK:
1. A DRIVER THAT GETS OUT OF HIS CAR ON THE RACE TRACK DURING A YELLOW FLAG OR COOL DOWN LAP WILL IMMEDIATELY BE DISQUALIFIED AND LOSE ALL POINTS AND MONEY THAT EVENING. YOU CANNOT CHECK ON RACE CAR DAMAGE DURING A YELLOW FLAG BY EXITING YOUR CAR OR REMOVING ANY SAFETY BELTS. THIS WILL NOT BE DEBATED.
2. Always listen to the direction of the race director on the one-way radio during caution flag periods. It could ultimately save you time and money and most importantly follow the directions while in an on-track accident. Tow truck and race crews are trying to help you during a yellow flag, do not jeopardize their safety by pulling away without authorization.
3. FIRE SAFETY – IF YOUR CAR HAS A FIRE PLEASE DO NOT PANIC AND TRY TO EITHER PULL TO THE INFIELD AREA OR TO THE OUTSIDE OF TURN 1. THE TRACK FIRE SAFETY CREW IS LOCATED ON THE OUTSIDE OF TURN 1 AND ALSO IN THE INFIELD AREA. THE RACE DIRECTOR WILL ASSIST YOU IN THE EVENT OF A CAR FIRE TO A LOCATION TO STOP. STOPPING INSIDE OF THE TRACK ALWAYS PROVIDES YOU A QUICKER WAY OUT OF THE CAR WITHOUT RACE TRAFFIC AROUND YOU.
4. The flagger's count of laps is official - the lap counter is only a convenience and has been known to be wrong on occasion.
5. Only safety crews and wrecker crews will be allowed on the track in the event of an accident. Crew members in violation may cause driver disqualification. NO CREW MEMBER MAY LEAVE THE PIT AREA TO GO ON TO THE TRACK AT ANY TIME DURING COMPETITION.
6. The track has the right to prohibit anyone suspended from another track from participation for the length of the offender’s suspension.
7. No repairs to be made on the track at any time; you must report to the pits to make any repair no matter how minor. During restarts if a car needs oil, water or any attention and pulls off the track for any reason, this car must restart in scratch position.
8. All cars must be able to start without assistance. Any car reporting late to track will go to rear.
9. All cars must take the green flag to be eligible for payoff. (Feature event)
10. Starter has complete charge of track while racing. No protest allowed on a starter’s decision.
11. On a caution or red flag, any car going to the infield or pit area must return to the rear of the field.
12. Any car stopped on the track by himself causing a caution light may be disqualified. Any car causing three cautions will be disqualified. The flagger may black flag any car causing unnecessary delays to the program or black flag for safety reasons. IF A DRIVER INTENTIONALLY STOPS ON THE TRACK TO BRING OUT A YELLOW FLAG TO CAUSE A CAUTION WITH NO DAMAGE TO THE RACE CAR THEY WILL BE PULLED TO THE INFIELD FOR A “STOP AND GO” PENALTY DURING THE YELLOW FLAG PERIOD.
13. Any driver guilty of violating any of the flag rules will be penalized at the discretion of the starter.
14. Rough riding will be left up to the discretion of the starter. If he feels that the occasion warrants, whether intentional or not, a fine not to exceed $500.00 and/or suspension will be levied. Fined driver will not be allowed to compete until the fine is paid. All fines will be distributed at the track operator's discretion.
15. In the interest of safety, a car reentering a race from the pits after the green flag has dropped, and falls in the back of the pack as it passes the pit gate, will not be classified as a lap down.
16. When exiting the track, be sure your car is under control, a car could be stalled on the exit ramp as well as pedestrians crossing the lower end of the ramp. If necessary, take another lap on the track.
17. Cars are required to take a cool down lap after the checkered flag falls.
18. Track officials can at any time request the removal of any part or parts for inspection.
1. The first five cars are to report to the scales immediately after the event ends. It is the driver’s responsibility to report to the scales when directed. If a car enters the pits he must immediately return to the track or he will be disqualified. Cars not reporting to the scales may be disqualified. The first car across the scales should be the winning car.
2. Any car tampered with before weighing will be disqualified including additional mud added to the car in any manner.
3. If the winning car is directed by officials to Victory Lane before weighing, he must report to the scales immediately after the ceremony. It is the driver’s responsibility to do this immediately.
4. Spot check of top 10 cars will be made by the weight master/tech inspector (at his or her discretion).
5. All weights are dry with driver. If Cars found under weight will lose all winnings and points for that night including green money. The car will receive handicap points for that night as though he had won the race. Track scales are the official scales at each race meet. No protest or appeal allowed on scale official’s decision.
6. Any car can voluntarily weigh when weight master is on duty (hopefully during fast and slow warm-ups). Voluntary weights will be strictly confidential and given to driver only.
7. Any car weighing, feeling that he might be in the top 5, but is not, will be classified as voluntary weighing; which is confidential and will not be used against him.
1. No drinking of intoxicants by any participants allowed at any time before or during the racing program, or any evidence thereof by any driver, owner, or crewmember.
2. At all race meets, driver and owner assume responsibility for the action of their pit crew in every respect. The driver and owner shall be the only spokesmen for the car and pit crew.
3. In the event of a disagreement; any member taking physical action for any reason may be fined a minimum of $250.00 and suspension for two (2) weeks minimum if owner, the suspension includes the owner’s car. Suspension and fine may be extended at the discretion of officials and/or management.
4. NO ONE SHALL ENTER JUDGES TOWER OR STARTER’S STAND DURING THE RACING PROGRAM EXCEPT OFFICIALS. Officials have radio or phone contact with judges and can straighten out any problems. Offenders will be fined and or suspended.
5. Anyone deliberately disobeying an order of any official is subject to a fine not to exceed $100.00 plus suspension and the car he is connected with will not be allowed to participate in future events until the fine is paid.
6. Both members and non-members shall comply with all rules. The officials reserve the right to stop sale of dues or honoring pit passes to any undesirables.
8. Any driver or owner found violating these rules or specifications shall be subject to a fine, expulsion, or both, depending on the case.
1. No excessive speeding in the pit area. Chief Pit Steward will enforce this rule. Excessive speeding will result in the driver/car being parked for the balance of the evening.
2. All drivers must be ready to compete and have their cars in line before each event enters track or will be sent to the rear.
3. Drivers and pit crews may not enter another team’s pit area to dispute any on or off track incident.
4. All cars must enter the speedway off of turn 3 if parked on the backstretch or off turn 4 if parked in turn 4 outside pit area.
5. There is to be no entrance in to the backstretch pit area from turn 3. Only a tow truck may tow a race car up the ramp in turn 3 to avoid further damage to a car. All entry in to backstretch pit has to be off of turn 2. Any entry in to the pits off turn 3 (backwards) will result in the car being parked for the balance of the evening’s racing program.
STARTS AND RESTARTS:
1. If there is an accident before the first lap is official, the field will be completely restarted with the car or cars bringing about the restart (causing the caution) going to the rear of the field.
2. All restarts will be double file until the halfway point. From then on, single file. Single file restarts may be utilized if an event has seen an unusual amount of yellow flag periods.
3. All cars line up in the pits during the race preceding theirs. It is the driver’s responsibility to line up his own car. As the event pulls on the track all positions are final. Any car entering after that must run scratch. The event will not be held up for any car. If a car is missing in the line-up, positions will not crisscross unless the line-up man decides it is necessary.
4. On restarts, the pole man has the choice of inside or outside position, (he must assume that position himself). Pole man paces and starts the race from either in or out position. Pole man does not have the choice of inside or outside on original starts and original restarts.
5. Race should start on first full lap. Drivers causing extra starting lap may be penalized by the flagger.
6. If there are two cautions (back to back) on the same lap without a lap being completed in any feature the restart will be single file. Future restarts will revert back to double file up to the halfway mark of the feature event.
7. Restarts should always be at a “rolling pace”. Any brake checks by the leader that creates a caution behind them will result in being sent to the rear of the field. This practice costs other competitors money in damage and will be considered as causing the caution.
8. All original starts take place at the cone placed on the inside of turn 4. All restarts are to be in the middle of turns 3 and 4 at a rolling pace, the race leader fires first.
1. Any time the word "Stock" is used in this rulebook to describe cars, parts,
or components. It is defined to mean a part or component, which is available over the counter from General Motors, MOPAR Corp, Ford Motor Company, or AMC Authorized dealer.
2. Program will not be held up for any car. Cars unnecessarily holding up any part of the program will be penalized.
3. The decisions made by all people in decision-making positions will be made to the best of their ability. Decisions will be final. Intervention by the promoters will come only if requested.
4. No radio communication allowed car to crew.
5. A time limit may be imposed on any event for the best interest of the speedway.
6. Puff test will allow 3 cubic inch above the class specified maximum cubic inch requirement for gauge accuracy and allowed for engine wear.
DUMPING OIL AND TIRES
The speedway cannot take the responsibility of collecting used oil or tires. The law prohibits this practice.
1. Any race team found dumping oil or leaving used tires in the pit area will be fined $250 by the track, disqualified and turned over to local authorities for further prosecution. Any tire left on the speedway grounds will result in a $100 fine per tire left behind minimum $250 fine. Driver is suspended until fine is paid.
2. The team will also be suspended from the track.
Oil and tires brought to the track by a race team must also be taken home after the racing concludes each race meet.
1. Five Mile Point Speedway offers speedway rental to those race teams in competition at the speedway.
2. The track can be rented (conditions permitting) for a period of four hours.
3. Rental is limited to no more than 10 teams who may share the rental cost.
4. The rental period will be supervised so that rules are met by Five Mile Point Speedway guidelines.
5. Only one car will be permitted on the track at one time.
6. Cost will include fire/medical personnel fee.
7. All people entering the ground during a rental must sign the waiver before cars can enter the track for practice.
8. Track lights will not be turned on during the rental. Those teams wishing to rent with track lights on must add $150 for lighting.
9. Speedway officials cannot guarantee the condition of the track for mid week rentals but will do their best to provide an adequate racing surface.
10. Track rental cost for a four-hour session: $850. This must be paid in full before the session takes place. May split up cost with up to a total of ten (10) race teams. Only one car will be permitted on the race surface for testing at one time during a private rental.
The raceceiver one-way radio system (454.000) will be mandatory for all cars competing in all divisions at Five Mile Point Speedway. Cars not equipped with the one-way radio system will not be able to compete. No Exceptions and No Excuses.
1. Two-way radios are not permitted.
2. If a driver is “rough riding” or blocking their car number will be called out on the “one-way” during a green flag period.
3. During caution flag periods, cars should line up single file on the track. Any cars out of order will be told their proper restart position. The driver will have one lap to get into his correct position as indicated by the scoring tower spokesperson.
4. Any driver failing to assume the correct position after one lap will be sent to the rear of the field. (This will also be enforced for cars with inoperable radio systems.)
5. Any car stopping on the track to dispute his position from the scorers will automatically be sent to the rear...no questions asked!!! Exception – a driver stopping to point out a hazard or debris on the racing surface may stop on the backstretch on the inside of the race track ONLY and relay the message to the backstretch flagger ONLY! This is the only safe area to pull off the track to point out a potential hazardous situation. We will not have race officials on the race track in potential dangerous situations for scoring questions that have already been communicated through the one-way radio.
6. Any car stopping on the track a second time during the same event will be sent to the pits.
7. The track will monitor all tower transmissions from various speedway locations to insure the system is working properly at all times.
8. It is the race team’s responsibility to have one way radios in good working order. Radios will be considered working parts of the racecar and will be treated as such.
9. Two-way radio communications between pit crews and driver are prohibited.
1. We do have an operational transponder/timing system. Transponders are not mandatory. The system will be operational for track lap timing.. We will not use the transponder timing system for any official results this season unless utilized by an outside touring group.
1. Only a driver or owner may file a protest.
2. All protest must be in writing to the pit steward (official in charge at pit board) within ten minutes of the conclusion of the event. The written protest must state exactly what is being protested on the car in question. Only one particular part per protest. All protest must include money.
3. Any crewmember interfering with the protest process will cause the protest to be disallowed or disqualification of the protested car depending on the crewmember in question.
4. Any measurement taken by track officials shall be presumed to be correct.
5. Findings of the track officials are final.
6.Disqualified cars: A. Depending on severity of the infraction may receive no points and money for that night or last place points and money will be awarded. B. Handicapped as if absent. C. Must be re-inspected before being allowed to race again and have all fines paid.
7. If a formal protest is made, the payoff may be delayed until the protest is satisfied.
8. Any finish order inquiry must be made within ten minutes of the posting of the official finish and must be made to the pit steward. A check of scoring will then take place and the official finish will either be recertified or corrected.
9. Any protest deemed retaliatory or lacking in substance may be disallowed at the discretion of track officials.
10. Visual protests must be made before the event begins.
A. Illegal Part: $100
B. Illegal Weight: $100
C. P & G $100
D. Internal motor part $300 ($200 going to protested car if legal, $200 returned to protester if illegal.)