2013 General Rules
Changes in Blue
- The rules and/or regulations set forth herein
do not express or imply warranty of safety, from publication of, or,
compliance with these rules and/or regulations. They are intended as a
guide for the conduct and are in no way a guarantee against injury to
participants. By entering or competing at the facility, you are agreeing
to the terms of these and any other posted rules.
- Rule and procedure changes
may be made at any time with or without prior notice.
- Management reserves
the right to reject or allow the entry of any car, driver, or person for
- No intoxicating
beverages, narcotics, or illegal substances are to be consumed and/or used
during any event, by anyone, entering the racing facility.
- Verbal or physical
abuse of any official or other entrant on premises, is, strictly
prohibited. Fighting on premises at any time will subject offender(s) to
possible suspension & ejection.
- Officials must
be immediately notified of
any car or driver change. Any changes will result in the driver and car
starting at the tail of the next race they were eligible to start.
- Drivers earn
starting positions in races, cars do not. If a driver scratches to allow
another driver to drive their car, the second driver must have already
been eligible for the race they wish to enter.
- All decisions of
scoring judges & officials are final.
- Drivers, owners,
and/or crew members have no claims against management or any official due
to disqualification or damage to driver or equipment resulting in an
altercation arising from unsportsman-like conduct on behalf of drivers,
owners, and/or crew members.
- Anyone bringing
legal action against the speedway, management, and/or officials will be
- Whenever it is
deemed dangerous, unsafe, or unjustified to continue any racing event, it
may be stopped at any point by the discretion of management.
- Per given race
night, race cars must claim 1 class only, however, a driver my drive in
more than 1 class with certain exceptions.
- Every year you must
file a completed registration form and an IRS form W-9 filled out and
returned to management.
- All pit entrants
must sign a voluntary waiver & release from liability & indemnity
agreement, and pay for and receive an authorized pit pass.
- Make absolutely
sure you keep your authorized pit pass. In the event of a rain-out. It is
the only means by which you will be allowed admittance on the rescheduled
date. Your signature on pit sheets, or “don't you remember me?”, Is not
acceptable to gain re-admittance!
- Anyone caught
illegally entering pits & cannot produce an authorized pit pass will
be immediately ejected from track. Management reserves the right to ask
for proof of admission at any time. Management also reserves the right to
pursue legal action against anyone trespassing anywhere on speedway
- Pay-off procedure:
Only owner and/or driver may pick up any prize monies. Be prepared to show
a valid driver's license or some other form of I.D. If you are asked.
- Prize monies left
unclaimed over 45 days will become the property of Florence Speedway.
- The management
reserves the right due to inclement weather conditions and/or any
unforeseen conditions, to make changes in the posted pay-off structure.
You will be notified as soon as possible if this condition arises.
- Raceceivers are mandatory in all
divisions during all competitive laps. At certain times drivers may also
be asked to use their Raceceiver during hot laps.
- Any ties in championship points
will be considered a tie with the two(or more drivers) splitting any cash
prizes evenly. Any ties for prizes or provisionals that cannot be split
will be determined by coin flip held by Management.
- Due to insurance
regulations, 4 wheelers are only permitted in the pit and infield area.
They are NOT allowed in the parking lots or any other areas of the track.
Also, 4 wheelers may only be operated by persons 16 years of age or older.
- Provisionals: Provisional starters may be added to certain events as decided by speedway officials. Drivers are elligible for one provisional per racing season. Once they have used their provisional start, they are not elligible for any further provisionals that season. Provisional starters will be chosen using the current point standings in that division. The highest driver in the point standings at the beginning of the event will be given first choice to use their provisional. If they choose not to use it, they retain the use of their provisional for another event and the provisional choice will move to the next elligible driver. In the event of a tie in points, a coin flip will determine first choice. To be elligible for a provisional, a driver must have been present and have attempted to compete at every event in their division during the season in question. Certain events may require modification of the provisional rules.
NO batteries to be
located in the drivers’ compartment/cockpit.
Full containment racing
seats are Strongly Recommended. All seats must be mounted
properly & securely per the Technical Directors recommendations. The use of
Grade 5 or better hardware is also required to attach the seat to the chassis.
The use of a 5, 6 or 7 point driver restraint system certified to SFI
Spec 16.1 or 16.5 is REQUIRED no exceptions. All driver restraint systems shall
not be in excess of 3 years of age past the date of manufacture. The use of a 7
point driver restraint system is strongly recommended. All mounting points of
the racing harness MUST be mounted properly in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions, and securely mounted to the chassis with the use
of grade 5 or better hardware.
Window Nets certified
to SFI Spec 27.1 are highly recommended and must be mounted in accordance with
the manufacture’s instructions and technical director’s satisfaction.
"sling" is REQUIRED.
A helmet certified to
Snell SA2000, SA2005 or SA2010 Standard or SFI Spec 31.1A, 31.1/2005 or
31.1/2010 is REQUIRED.
A driver suit
certified to SFI Spec 3.2A/5 is REQUIRED.
Gloves certified to
SFI Spec 3.3/5 are REQUIRED.
Fire resistant socks
10. Drivers under the age of 18 are REQUIRED to have a window net, gloves, and either a neck collar or a head and neck restraint system in addition to all other required safety equipment in place.
Head and Neck Restraint Devices/Systems are Highly
1. At all times during an
Event (practice, qualifying, and competition), drivers must connect their
helmet to a head and neck restraint device/system certified to SFI Spec
38.1. The device/system must display a valid SFI Spec 38.1 label.
The head and neck restraint device/system, when connected, must conform to the
manufacturer’s mounting instructions, and must be configured, maintained and
used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
2. It is the
responsibility of the driver, not speedway officials, to ensure that his/her
device/system is certified to SFI Spec 38.1, correctly installed, maintained,
and properly used.
1. Working on cars, on
track, is prohibited.
2. No one except
drivers, their cars, & track officials are allowed on track after racing
3. Any car pitting
under yellow will automatically go to the tail position.
4. If you stop on the
track, you go to the tail. This includes the initial start. Stopping at an
official under yellow flag conditions for certain safety reasons is allowed.
(Note: If a Red Flag situation occurs, officials reserve the right to revert to
previous lap or initial start.)
5. Officials reserve
the right to penalize drivers that either directly cause or intentionally cause
a cautions. If officials determine that a driver intentionally caused a
caution, officials may disqualify the driver for the night.
6. Any car causing 2
cautions in a single race will be black flagged.
7. Anything dragging
or hanging on a car that is determined unsafe will cause that car to be black
8. You may enter the
infield at any entrance. YOU MAY NOT RE-ENTER THE TRACK DURING GREEN FLAG
CONDITIONS. You must wait till the next caution to re-enter the track. During
"one to go" caution conditions, cars must re-enter behind the field.
9. Under a red flag,
there is no working on cars on the track. Cars will be allowed to go to infield
for work. Cars not returning to the track before race returns to yellow will be
put to the tail.
10. After receiving
the checkered flag, cars are to slow down and exit the track into the infield
entrance on the backstretch. DO NOT stay in the throttle or continue around to
enter the infield in turn 4.
11. Anyone jumping the
start will be given one warning. Second offense will result in a one row
12. On the third
complete restart of any race, that is not the result of someone jumping, the
field may be put in single file order.
13. Passing before the
cone, hitting the cone or going under the cone will result in offending car
going to the tail of the field.
14. If a car leaves
the infield and goes to the actual pit area during any race, that car is
considered out of that race and will not be allowed to return to the track or
infield for that race.
RULE BOOK 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.
These rules shall govern the condition of all 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 race director
shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications
herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the
minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety
shall result from such altercation of specifications. Any interpretation or
deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their
decision is final.