Track Regulations

Track Regulations

Track Regulations

1. BEFORE RACES

 1.1. All drivers must attend the driver’s meeting.

 1.2. All drivers must know the racing agenda and their proper places in the line-up prior to staging of their race.

 1.3. Participating vehicles must be in staging lane before the end of the prior race.

 1.4. NO race will be delayed for an un-staged car.

 1.4.1. Anyone causing delay will be placed at the back of the line up.

 1.5. Any late arrivals will run at the back of the line-up for that night.

 1.6. All first time drivers must run in last position.

 1.7. All vehicles are required to help pack the track. Failure to do so could cause the driver to start in the rear of the line up at the official’s discretion.

 1.8. MANDATORY: All classes must have safety inspection before allowed to race. Without inspection, driver will not be allowed on the track.

 1.9. Any vehicle found to be in violation, of the rules on a previous race night must arrive at least ONE hour early upon return for inspection by track tech.

 1.10. Any engine tear down found in violation, may call track tech for inspection before assembly at location approved by track tech and engine builder, before returning to the track.

 1.11. Any driver not at drivers meeting may lose up to 50 points for not attending. Roll call at anytime for any class. (This means the drivers signed in at the gate for that night)

 1.12 A driver may only sign up one car in each class on any given points night. Any driver driving a car that they have not signed up for on that point’s night will forfeit all money and points earned that night.

 

2. DURING RACES

 2.1. After the race begins, the FLAGMAN will have full control.

 2.1.1. NO one else has the authority to stop a race.

 2.2. Any vehicle causing 1 bad start may be moved to the back.

 2.3. Any vehicle causing a race to be stopped and or restarted can be placed in the rear for the restart by the flagman.

 2.4. Any vehicle exhibiting a hazardous condition may be mechanically black flagged.

 2.5. Vehicles leaving the race may either exit the track safely or pull into the infield. If in the infield, driver must remain belted in the vehicle until race is over, unless vehicle is on fire or asked/allowed to exit the vehicle by track official/tow truck operator/safety personnel.

 2.6. ALL BLACK FLAGS ARE FINAL!!!!!!

 2.7. After each race, watch tech area for signal to stop for inspection. If you fail to stop while being signaled, you may be disqualified.

 2.7.1. Hook ups for vacuum, tach, and battery on drivers side under the hood for teching purposes highly recommended. MANDATORY for Bombers.

 2.8. NO two way communication radios allowed in vehicle at any time. NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

3. AFTER RACES

 3.1. Drivers should promptly collect their winnings. Exception: If tech tear down is present, winnings may be held until decision is made.

 3.2. All practice on the track after race events are completed must be approved and supervised by a track official.  Any practice allowed is at the discretion of track officials.

 3.3. Drivers who practice after the race event must wear a helmet, fire suit, and abide by all safety regulations and track rules.

3.4. Only drivers and their cars are allowed on the track.

3.4.1. NO one else is allowed on the track, at any time, for any reason.

3.5. Veteran drivers on the track need to watch for slower, less experienced drivers.

3.6. Only two vehicles at a time allowed on the track.

3.7. Practice is limited to 8 laps.

3.8. All communication to and from driver must be done off the track.

3.9. If the rules are broken lights will be turned off early.

3.10. Track entrance will close at 12:00 a.m. NO EXCEPTIONS

4. PIT RULES

4.1. Anyone entering the pits must sign a release at gate and purchase a pit pass.

4.2. All first time drivers must complete a registration card stating name, age, SS#, current mailing address, vehicle #, description and vehicle sponsor.

4.3. All drivers and crew members under the age of 18 must have a written release from their parents or legal guardian registered with track management.

4.4. All persons age 13 and under must be supervised by an adult while in the pit area, or they will be ejected from the pits.

4.5. To prevent congestion in the pit area, only the race vehicle and the vehicle pulling it will be allowed inside the pit area. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

4.6. NO PETS ALLOWED IN PIT AREA.

4.7. NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED ON TEXANA RACEWAY PARK GROUNDS.

4.8. ALL ice chest coolers coming into pits will be checked at the gate. You may be required to leave at the pit office for the duration of the race event.

4.9. NO ALCOHOL OR PERSONS ““UNDER THE INFLUENCE”” WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE PIT AREA, BEFORE OR DURING A RACING AGENDA. OFFENDERS WILL BE ASK TO LEAVE BY THE JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT.

4.10. Anyone wearing a pit pass wristband may NOT PURCHASE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES UNLESS THEY FORFEIT THEIR PIT PASS WRIST BAND.

5. RULES OF CONDUCT

5.1. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.

5.2. Penalty for violation of rule 5.1 may result in any of the following.

5.2.1. Vehicle and or driver black flagged from the race in progress.

5.2.2. Disqualification for the remainder of the night’s events.

5.2.3. Disqualification for a specific number of nights.

5.2.4. Permanent disqualification.

5.2.5. Loss of points (50 to 200 points for each violation) and or money earned.

5.3. Drivers are responsible for their pit crews conduct at all times.

5.4. Drivers should make their crews aware of the consequences of any rule infractions.

5.5. All rules apply to the crew and all others affiliated with driver as well as to the driver, with special emphasis given to rule 5.1.

5.6. THE DRIVER SHOULD BE THE ONLY SPOKESPERSON FOR THE VEHICLE AND THE PIT CREW.

5.7. Any track official has the authority to hand out penalties.

5.8. Please be cooperative and friendly at all times. Remember we are out to have fun and excitement.

6. INSPECTIONS AND PROTEST

6.1. Track officials may, without notice, choose to tear down/inspect/search any vehicle at any time, anywhere, and for any reason.

6.2. Any vehicle not meeting all rules of Texana Raceway Park for that class may be permitted to race. Out of area vehicles in their first trip to Texana Raceway Park for the season with only minor infractions will be allowed to run last in the line up of the class it most qualifies for. Upon return to Texana Raceway Park, vehicle must be legal for class it intends to run.

6.3. Protest

6.3.1. Drivers may protest a vehicle and or driver in their own class only. The protest (illegal engine, unsportsmanlike conduct, etc.) must be presented to track tech, flagman or track official, depending on nature of concern. They will handle it accordingly.

6.3.2. REFUSAL to allow tear down based upon legitimate protest will be treated as an ILLEGAL finding.

6.3.3. If found to be in violation of rules, an additional 50 to 200 points may be taken from the driver of the illegal vehicle.

6.3.3.1. Driver may also be subject to an additional fee of $50.00- $200.00

6.3.3.2. Driver may also be subject to loss of entire accumulated points.

6.3.4. If for any reason, vehicle cannot be disassembled and inspected that night, it may not be permitted to leave Texana Raceway Park grounds. Instead it will be locked in a secure area, specified by track tech to be checked at a later time when one or both parties are available.

6.3.5. Any decision made, may or may not be final at the time it is made, and or anytime thereafter.

6.6.6. IF YOU PLAY IN THE GRAY……. BEWARE OF WHAT THE TECH MAN IS GOING TO SAY.

6.4. CLAIMS

6.4.1. In order to validate any claim, the track tech must be notified at intermission. The person(s) allowed to place a claim are registered drivers within same class of the driver having the item claimed or the track tech official. The only claimable items have been listed in this rulebook in each class along with claimer fee. The claimer money will only be accepted as cash. Refusal of accepting a claim can result in loss of all points and money for THAT NIGHT. Track officials will make decision. REMEMBER this claimer rule has been installed to regulate the amount spent on the claimable items. Not a weekend swap meet!

ANY RULE, REGULATION, VIOLATION, OR QUESTION MUST BE DONE IN WRITING AND SENT TO :

TEXANA RACEWAY PARK

POST OFFICE BOX 1123

COLUMBUS, TEXAS 78934

*UPON RECEIPT, TEXANA RACEWAY PARK ADVISORS WILL MAKE A FINAL DECISION UPON CONSIDERATION OF THAT PARTICULAR QUESTION.

*TEXANA RACEWAY PARK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE, CHANGE, AND AMEND THE RULES OR REGULATIONS IN THIS RULEBOOK, IF DEEMED NECESSARY, AT ANYTIME OR REASON, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

Jan. 2008/Texana Raceway Park