2014 General Rules
Drivers and their pit crews are responsible to know these rules. No excuse.
Disclaimer:Clarke County Speedway, LLC. does not imply or guarantee safety. Total responsibility of vehicle safety and rule compliance is owner/driver, not Clarke County Speedway, LLC. Officials reserve the right to alter program or purse structure in the interest of time restraints. Clarke County Speedway officials have all rights to refuse any vehicle entered into event.
- NO Alcohol ON GROUNDS AT ALL TIMES: (It’s a family show.)
- Security will ask you to leave with NO REFUNDS.
- If you are caught in the pits without an arm band you will pay double or leave.
* WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY ENTRY TO ANYONE WHO CANNOT PROVIDE PROOF OF AGE WITH A PHOTO I.D. BRING ONE!
ATTENTION ALL MINORS ENTERING OUR PIT AREA
DRIVERS AND SPECTATORS
Clarke County Speedway will allow entry to any minor (including infants and small children) into our pit area during race events.
Our insurance carrier does require a 2 PAGE MINOR RELEASE AND WAIVER LIABILITY FORM FOR EACH MINOR ENTERING OUR PIT AREA. NO FAMILY FORMS, ONE PER CHILD. THESE MUST BE NOTARIZED BY A NOTARY OFFICER. Banks and courthouses are common places to find a notary. Only one parent or legal guardian needs to authorize this form, though it shows space for two.
TO COMPLY THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS:
Click here for the 2014 Minor Wavier
OPTION #1 - TO COMPLETE PRIOR TO RACE NIGHT
Download the Minor Release and Waiver. The second page is a consent for medical treatment form.Take these blank forms to a notary and complete them in their presence and with their guidance. Be sure to take your photo I.D. They will sign, date, and stamp these pages. And, again, only one parent needs to do this. The notary may cross out parent 2. Once completed, the minor may bring this form to the track on his or her own. A parent in attendance is not required. Friends and other family members are not allowed to complete these forms.
OPTION #2 - AT THE TRACK
We have copies of the Minor Release and Waiver at the track, and a notary on staff. A parent or legal guardian WITH A PHOTO I.D. must accompany the minor to the track (pit shack) and complete the 2 page Release and Waiver, in the presence of our notary. DO NOT FILL OUT ANYTHING AHEAD OF TIME BY DOWNLOADING THESE FORMS AND BRINGING THEM FOR NOTARIZATION. THIS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! This will not save time as we will start over on new forms.
Once minor releases have been supplied to us they are kept on file and are valid the entire season. Each year they must be submitted once again.
The minor will still sign a nightly waiver each race, whether a driver or a walk-in, just like our adults. Parents and guardians need not be present once these are on file, so minors may attend on their own or with other family members or friends.
Minors are everyone under 18 years of age. All minors including babies and small children are admitted under the same policy, and at the same entry fee as adults.
NO MINOR RELEASE AND WAIVER
Any questions- please call Janene Nelson at 641-342-3850. Leave a message and a phone number if you miss me. Race day questions, use the track number, 641-414-9104. Our desire is to make this as smooth as possible, so if in doubt, please call.
Race Procedures/ Driver and pit crew conduct:
Registration: All drivers must register at the pit gate and must have all paperwork completed before you will be allowed to compete. Others also must sign paperwork to be allowed in pits.
Pit Spots: Pit Spots are first come, first serve.
Order of Events/Line Ups: The order of events will be posted on the line up board. You are responsible to know when your event is and to be there on time. No one will come and get you. Be lined up in the staging area two races prior to the white flag on the track. If you are not there, the line up official has the option to place you at the tail.
Tech inspection: All classes may go through tech weekly. If you are found illegal, it will result with a disqualification and you will lose points and money for that night. All cars must pass a safety inspection and comply with the official’s decision on make/model, to be safe and equally competitive. Unobserved items escaping detection during inspection does not make them legal. Non-conformance to the rules will be called illegal. All permitted LEGAL exceptions to the rules will be noted by Clarke County Speedway on the entry blank.
Line Up Procedure: Race line ups will be created by point average. Season opener and season championship nights will be excluded.
Heat races are lined up with the lowest point average on the pole, second lowest on the pole of the second heat, so on and so forth. Features are lined up the same way. The cars that make the invert are grouped together and the lowest point average of those cars goes on the pole, second lowest goes outside front row. The cars that do not make invert go to the back of the field according to their finish in the heat races.
If a B-feature is required, it will be lined up by heat race finish. Qualifiers from the B-feature will fill in the rest of the positions in the A-Main the order they finished.
Inverts are as follows:
INVERT for A-Features
1 heat – ALL or 5 cars invert.
2 heats – 5 cars invert in each heat for total of 10
3 heats - 4 cars invert in each heat for total of 12
4 heats - 3 cars invert in each heat for total of 12
5 heats - 2 cars invert in each heat for total of 10
6 heats - 2 cars invert in each heat for total of 12
Any new driver during the season, will start at the tail of the field. If they make the invert in the heat race, they will start in the last invert position in the feature. If a driver misses two races in a row, upon the drivers return, they will be considered as a “new car” with “no point average” and will start at the back of the line ups.
Any driver that does not finish the heat race, the driver or drivers will start at the back of the B-Feature or A-Feature.
*Note- It may be an official(s) call to change the invert procedures or number of cars for the invert on the night of events. Changes will be noted in the drivers meeting.
If a driver switches cars for an event, that driver will forfeit their starting spot and will start at the tail of the following event.
Point Structure: An “A” Feature event win is worth 40 points, 2nd place is 39 points and each position afterwards is one less point. Minimum points awarded for the night is 11. Drivers must complete at least one scored lap to receive full points for that night’s events. Points go with the driver, not the car.
Spin Rule: We will use the 1-spin rule in the heat race and “B” features, and the 2-Spin rule in the “A” features. If you are stopped when the yellow or red flag is thrown you will be considered involved. Micro Sprints: 2 spin rule in all events.
Green Flag: When pulling on to the track the front row cars together, have the responsibility to bring the field of cars around at a moderate speed two by two, bumper to bumper. If this condition exists, the green flag will be displayed after coming out of turn four corner. Once we are under green, if there is a yellow or red on the first lap, the race will restart double file in the original starting order.
Yellow Flag: When the yellow is displayed, immediately slow down and get into single file. The track officials will get you into proper position as given to them by the scorers. If the track official motions to you to split, make room. If the track official points at you, find the nearest open hole. The yellow flag will be displayed when cars are dead on the track. Any car stopped on the track when the yellow is displayed will be disqualified. (We will use the 1-spin rule in the heat race and B-Mains, and the 2-Spin rule in the feature.) We will score the event until the yellow flag light is displayed. This means that if the leader takes the green flag, the lap counts and those cars passing under the green will be scored in that position. The remaining field of cars at the point when the yellow is displayed will revert back to the last completed lap. Lapped cars will be placed on the tail of the pack and regain one lap. You can regain only one lap per event.
Yellow Flag Restarts: Yellow flag restarts will be single file, bumper to bumper until the green flag is waved. If you pull out of line and pass other cars before the green, you will be penalized two positions for pulling out and the positions for each car you pass. They will be given at the next caution, red flag, or end of race, which ever comes first. The race will restart by green light or green flag, not when the leader picks up the pace.
Red Flag: The red flag is displayed when another car has gone upside down or if the ambulance is needed. When you see red, STOP!!! There will be no pit persons allowed on the track for any repairs.
Black Flag: The black flag will be used for excessive smoke, fluids, body parts and QUESTIONABLE DRIVING. It will be a judgment call from the flag man and CCS officials. You will not be scored from the point you have been black flagged. For the fellow racers safety, exit the track once you have been given the black flag.
Lay Over Flag: The lay over will be shown when the leaders are approaching. Don’t go high, don’t go low. Keep your car in a straight line. If you are racing someone, both of you need to figure out how to get single file for the leader to get around you.
- NO FIGHTING ALLOWED! Drivers are responsible for their crew. There are NO exceptions. Penalties will be determined by CCS officials. Penalties/suspensions that may result:
First offense- 1 race suspension, Second offense- 2 race suspension, Third offense- official’s decision.
If any track official is physically touched or injured in a threatening manner by a driver and/or pit crew member, is an automatic one year suspension.
- No riding on cars at all times. Must go through the pit area at a slow speed.
- Drivers, pit crew or spectators may not enter the racing surface at any time without a track official’s permission.
Any questions or information call 641-414-9104