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2013 Dawson County Raceway General Track Rules & Track Procedures
Dawson County Raceway 2013 General Track Rules & Track Procedures
1. The General Rules section applies to each and every competitor, mechanic, and pit personnel. If you have questions, please ask an official. IGNORANCE OF THE RULES IS NO EXCUSE FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY. READ AND ABIDE TO THE RULES OR DONíT RACE AT DCR.
2. Dawson County Raceway reserves the right to refuse admission to any party.
3. The rules and/or regulations set forth are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for each event. All raceway competitors are deemed to have read and understand these rules, and complied with their content. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with these rules and regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and in no way are a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or others.
4. The officials shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any 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 specifications. Any interpretation of or deviation from these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
5. Management and officials establish the length, frequency, and administration of all events and programs. Racing officials have final word over technical questions or operations.
6. Dawson County Raceway assumes no responsibility for damage to or loss of your equipment, vehicles, or any parts whatsoever.
7. No person may enter the pit/racing area until he/she has signed all releases, registrations and/or entry forms. All drivers/owners must complete and sign the registration agreement.
8. Persons under the age of 14 are allowed in the pit area. Anyone under the age of 19 must provide a release signed by both parents and accompanied by one of the following: A) Notarized copy of their birth certificate. B) State issued driverís license or photo ID. Any race team or individual attempting to circumvent this policy will be subject to suspension.
9. A driver must be 16 years of age to be eligible to participate in all classes, except 14-15 year olds may participate in Hobby Stock and sport compact. Any driver under the age of 19 must provide a copy of their birth certificate or state issued driverís license. In addition both parents must sign a parental release and it must be notarized.
10. Classes running under sanctioning bodies also require a license from that body before being allowed to compete. You need to show your license from sanctioning body before entering a race.
11. When in the pit area, make every effort to maintain a constant watch for your own protection.
12. Any driver in the pit/race area who is under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substance will be disqualified and suspended. Pit crew and any persons associated with your team under influence while in pit/race area may be fined, suspended and asked to leave premises.
13. You and/or crewmembers MAY NOT ENTER THE PIT AREA OF ANY OTHER DRIVER TO ARGUE OVER RACE SITUATIONS. Concerns should be brought to race officials only.
14. Any fighting in the pit area will subject the offender, and the car they are associated with, to suspension and/or fine. The driver/owner of every car is responsible for their pit crew and their conduct.
15. No driver may get out of their car or stop on the racing surface to argue or discuss a race situation with the flagman or officials. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification and/or fine.
16. Any car owner, driver or crew member in any way is discourteous to an official or addresses any official in a non-professional manner shall subject the team or car they are affiliated with to suspension, fine, and loss of points or expulsion from raceway.
17. The race director at their discretion may add further fines, disqualifications, suspensions, point or position deductions or any combination to any violation.
18. Check-in/draw closes Ĺ hour before race. Any driver signed in after that time will start at the rear of their heat. Any car that doesnít participate in heat race due to mechanical problems or late arrival will start in lowest feature and lowest starting position of feature. Please notify pit shack if you scratch from race ASAP!
19. ALL CARS MUST PACK THE TRACK WHEN REQUESTED.
20. Any oil spills or other chemical spills must be reported to pit officials. Any deliberate dumping/draining of oils/chemicals on ground will result in a fine. There are oil/chemical waste disposal barrels located in pit area.
21. Dawson County Raceway will not use any video replays for scoring purposes.
22. TOP 5 CARS of A FEATURE must stop in front stretch (claim area); cars will wait for claim(s) to be presented for top 4 finishers only. Single car spin out on last lap for caution to remain on lead lap will not be allowed to claim. After time limit expires cars will be released by official then proceed to scale located in the north half of infield. After car has been weighed you must proceed directly to tech area located in north end of mini pit area. NO PIT CREW OR PERSONNEL WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE TECH AREA AT ANY TIME unless they are directed in tech area by tech official. Cars outside the top 4 may also be inspected. Points and money will be forfeited if a car fails to stop for weighing and/or inspection and enters main pit area. Any car found to be underweight will lose all points and money for the night and all other finishers move up accordingly in the final results.
23. All races will begin at the cone, driver on pole position sets speed of field and must provide a steady speed for starts. No jump starts/brake checking. You MUST stay directly behind the car in front of you, bumper to bumper, no stepping out to the side until your car reaches cone on starts.
24. First lap restarts---cars will move straight up to fill positions and continue double file restart. During yellow flag periods, drivers should immediately get into single file. Once in single file, cars will be moved into their proper positions. Any driver that does not allow a car to move into position during lineup will be sent to the rear of field.
25. Restarts during heat races & B features will be single file nose to tail. A Feature restarts will be double file nose to tail, side by side, leader alone on front row. 2nd place car will have option of lining up inside or outside of row #2 with 3rd place taking open spot of 2nd row. 4th place car to inside of row #3 and 5th place to outside of row #3 continuing with even number starters to inside and odd starters to outside of rows. Stay single file until signal is given to line up double file. Signal is double rolled flags waving. We will restart A features 3 times with this format, on 4th caution and every caution after will restart single file.
26. If your car loses a part off your car and causes a yellow, you will be charged a yellow and sent to the rear. We do not race with flat tires or broken suspension parts deemed dangerous. If you get a flat tire and/or break a suspension part before receiving the white flag you may be black flagged.
27. Two caution rule---if car causes 2 yellow cautions or involved in 2 cautions-non movement- car is black flagged and is disqualified from race. If a car is involved in caution/accident but continues to keep moving through caution accident, it does not count as caution against car. Lone Ranger rule in effect during heat races-single car spin causes yellow car must pit. Flat tire or car damaged during heat car must go to pit area.
28. If a race is stopped after white flag is displayed, at flagmanís discretion there will be a restart with green, white and checkered flag.
29. A completed lap is considered when leader crosses finish line. All restarts will go back one lap.
30. All cars that enter pit area will be repositioned at the rear of field including lapped cars.
31. All lapped cars will be positioned at the back of field on realignments. Cars will remain on last completed lap count.
32. Feature races pitting---cars may pit for repairs or flat tires, cars may pit in mini pit area for flat tires or minor repair. Cars may go to pit area/trailer area for major repair. Cars must re-enter at the north east gate of mini pit area only. Official will release you to enter the track safely.
33. Rough driving calls are judgment calls. Please remember things happen very quickly on the track. If official doesnít see incident from start to finish it is very difficult to make a fair judgment. Please keep in mind that there are more cars than officials to watch. Do not put us in a position to make judgment calls that may go against you. Please drive to your ability and your cars capability.
34. You may cool or wash out your radiators in the designated areas in pit area & infield.
35. BRAKE ROTOR RULE-Any car that has a glowing rotor(s) for 3 consecutive laps will be black flagged and sent to pits to fix. Second black flag for rotors car is disqualified from race.
36. If you are caught transmitting information via raceciever radios to the driver, driver will be disqualified and suspended from track for rest of season. We will monitor airways.
37. Please pick up trash in your pit area and please patronize our pit concessions. Have fun and enjoy your racing experience at Dawson County Raceway. Good luck!