US 36 Raceway Dirt Track 2018 GENERAL RULES & TRACK PROCEDURES (Updated November 28, 2018) First of all, on behalf of Jon Boller & the entire staff of US 36 Raceway Dirt Track we would like to thank you for choosing to race with us. We will do our very best to be fair and consistent in our calls and your respect of these is greatly appreciated. Please take time to read these procedures as it is your responsibility to know these as we will cover only the key parts each night in the Drivers’ Meeting. All updated, corrected and clarified rules will be in RED. “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. These rules shall govern the condition of all US 36 Raceway Dirt Track events, and, by participating in these events, all US 36 Raceway Dirt Track competitors are deemed to have complied with these rules. No express or implied warrant 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 a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or others.” Officials may inspect a race car any time once a car is registered and enters the pits. All cars must satisfactorily complete tech before going on the track. Any car may be rejected from competition for safety reasons at any time by US 36 Raceway Dirt Track. Management and officials will establish the length, frequency, and administration of all events and programs. Normal event length is 6-lap heat races for the Pure Stocks, E-Mods, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds and 8-lap heat races for the A Modifieds. Feature length is 12-laps for Pure Stock and E-Mods, 15-laps for the Stock Cars, 15-laps for the Sport Modifieds, and 20-laps for the A Modifieds. Time Limits – A 30 minute time limit will be imposed for the A feature, with a 15-minute time limit for all heats and the B feature. When the time limit is nearing expiration or inclement weather dictates otherwise, laps may be cut and the drivers will be advised via the receiver. Track management will determine qualifying and line-up procedures for special events. LICENSE AND MINOR REQUIREMENTS – Persons under 18 years of age are required to have written permission signed by parent or legal guardian before they are allowed in the pit area. With the purchase of a pit pass any age participant, accompanied by an adult, is allowed to enter the pit area during the racing program as long as a Minor’s Release has been signed by both parents and/or legal guardian. You must be at least 14 years of age to compete in racing events held at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track in all classes except E-Mods, where the age minimum is 12 years and above. Any driver without a valid driver’s license must present a birth certificate. All drivers must have a valid driver’s license (or a release from track management) to participate in any racing event. ALL CARS MUST GO THROUGH TECH BEFORE YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO RACE AT US 36 Raceway Dirt Track. 1 MEDIA – Only media credentialed personnel will be allowed to film from the infield. Media personnel must remain inside the light poles when in the infield. Media credentials will be issued only to recognized daily newspapers, news services, racing publications, other publications and internet sites that regularly cover motorsports, national television and radio networks, and local television/radio stations. Any member of the media requesting credentials should submit their requests in writing to the Speedway no later than 24 hours in advance of the race event. All credential requests should be submitted on company letterhead stating the media member’s name, complete title and media affiliation through email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Credentials can be picked up at the Speedway Office or at Pit Sign-in on the day of the race. ATV/GOLF CART/PIT BIKE RULES – May only carry as many passengers as there are seats. NO passengers on racks, handlebars, etc. NO standing on the back or side of vehicle. Must be a licensed driver, 16 years or older. Maximum speed is that of a moderate to fast walk. Failure to comply with these rules can result in loss of privilege to operate these on US 36 Raceway Dirt Track property. The Speedway assumes no responsibility for damage to or loss of your equipment, vehicles, ATV's, and parts while on the premises. ATV/Golf Carts/Pit Bikes must not be left unattended in egress areas. No personal vehicles in pits, tow vehicles with trailers attached only. 2018 All ATV’s, Golf Carts, Pit Bikes Must register with the track. You will be issued a permit that must be displayed and will allow you to operate\use throughout the racing season. This permit must be displayed on the front so it can be easily seen.
Registration fees for the 2018 season are as follows:
- IMCA RaceSaver Winged Sprint Cars
- IMCA A-Modifieds - $50
- IMCA Sport Modifieds - $40
- IMCA Stock Cars - $50
- E-Modifieds - $40
- Pure Stock - $40
We will have a limited number of pit spots available for reservation. The cost to reserve one of these pit spots is $50.
Rain Out Policies
Should inclement weather force us to postpone or cancel an event, your raincheck will be good for the next regularly scheduled event unless:
- Once all qualifying heat races have been completed, the show is considered to be complete. Any features not yet completed will be made up during a future regularly scheduled program.
- If the race program is shortened due to bad weather, refunds will not be given as your ticket will be good for the next regularly scheduled event.
All competitors are required to use a raciever at each event. Drivers must notify a track official if he or she is having problems with their devices prior to the start of their race.
Original starts will be 2 abreast – side by side. The front row must set an even pace. If the front row cannot set a pace that allows the start of the race, after 2 attempts, they will be placed at the back of the field. Cars must be nose to tail until the green flag is dropped. Your signal that we are ready to start the race is when the flagman turns out the yellow light.
Heat Race Restarts
Restarts will be single file. The leader of the race will set the pace for the restart. No passing is allowed until you have passed the flag stand. Any driver that jumps on a restart will be penalized the number of positions jumped and will be so notified over their raciever. Should there be a yellow flag prior to the end of the race, the offending driver will be moved back the appropriate number of positions.
Unassisted Yellow Flag – Heat Races
If a driver causes an unassisted yellow, your heat race is over and you must exit the track.
After the completion of a lap and either a yellow or red flag is displayed, the race will restart with the leader in front of the field. The remaining field will have a double file realignment with the second place driver choosing either the inside or outside position. The fourth place driver will always start inside the third row and the fifth place driver on the outside. Only two double file restarts will be allowed. Once we have had two double file restarts, any additional restarts will be single file. Track management may, at their discretion, choose single file realignments.
Once single file restarts are in order, drivers are not allowed to pass until they have reached the flag stand (same as in heat restarts).
Unassisted Yellow Flag – Feature
If a driver causes 2 unassisted yellow flags in the feature, he or she must exit the track. Their race is over.
Any car that stops on the track without cause (reporting debri on the track, etc) will be placed to the rear of the field.
Should your car be disabled, stay in your car (until the race is over) with helmet and seat belts on, unless you are in danger from spilled fuel or other fluids. If you do so, you will be disqualified.
If you stop to miss a wreck on the track and regain forward motion before the yellow is displayed, you will get your spot back. If you spin or stop on the track before the yellow is displayed to avoid a wreck and do not make contact, you will get your spot back. If any contact is made, you will be placed at the rear of the field.
Any driver who track officials deem to be driving in a manner that is detrimental to other drivers or unsafe will be black flagged and sent to the pits. Track officials reserve the right to relocate any driver to the rear of the field for the safety of all competitors.
All race cars must be able to start under their own power. Should a push start be required, the driver will be placed at the rear of the field.
Working on your car while on the track during a yellow or red flag is not allowed. If the red has been displayed and you have been allowed to exit the track to the hot lane, you are not able to work on your car until the caution light has been turned on.
Any cars that pass the start/finish line before a yellow or red flag will be scored the way in which they came across the line. All other cars will be scored by the order in which the crossed the line on the previous completed lap. Races will be considered complete after the leader takes the checkered flag. Should a yellow or red flag occur during the feature before the lead car takes the checkered flag, the race will be realigned and revert back to the running order of the previous lap. The race will finish with 2 more laps (Green, White, Checkered).
A designated hot lane will be provided for use during feature events. Drivers will be given two laps after the initial yellow is thrown to return to the track. If your car was deemed to be involved in the yellow incident, you are not guaranteed any laps in the hot lane. Do not try to re-enter the racing surface until a track official has given you permission to do so.
The top 5 finishers in the feature must proceed to the scales in the infield. Cars not meeting weight requirements will automatically be disqualified with no points or pay being awared. Drivers will be notified via racievers as to who needs to proceed to the tech area, also located in the infield. Failure to scale and or go to the tech area will cause an immediate disqualification. The feature winner will proceed to the front stretch for the trophy presentation before reporting to the tech area.
Pay will be available at the Concession Window as soon as race results are finalized. Drivers must start the feature in order to earn feature pay. Drivers or their designee will be required to sign for their pay. Drivers are responsible for collecting their pay.
Fighting in the pits will not be tolerated. Drivers are responsible for your pit crew’s actions. Driver’s, pit crew or family members going to another competitor’s pit without US 36 track officials is not allowed. Should a driver want to talk to another competitor, contact track officials and they will go with you to that person’s pit area. By not doing so, you will be subject to a fine or suspension.
We expect all rivers to respect one another, officials, and most importantly our fans. We will not tolerate profanity and or obscene gestures directed towards track officials, other competitors or fans.
If you have any questions contact one of our officials who will relay your question to the appropriate person. We may not be able to provide an immediate answer, but will get you an answer as soon as possible. Under no circumstances should the driver or any person affiliated with the car approach the scorer’s booth without prior permission. Track officials decisions will be final.