2014 MICROSPRINT RULES

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Director for Microsprints is Kyle Pierce at 607-589-7381 or 607-229-6366
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I. OPERATION RULES                                                                                Page 3
1.) Ground Rules                                                                                                  Page 4
2.) Track Operation Guidelines                                                                         Page 4
3.) Car Entry Rules                                                                                              Page 4
4.) Pit Rules                                                                                                           Page 4-5
5.) Protest Rules                                                                                                   Page 5
6.) Disqualification And Suspensions                                                              Page 6
7.) Race Officials                                                                                                 Page 7
                A             Conduct of Officials                                                           Page 7
                B             Referee                                                                                  Page 7
                C             Head Score Keeper                                                             Page 8
                D             Head Flag Person/Starter                                                   Page 8-9
                E             Infield/Safety Steward                                                       Page 9
                F              Technical/Safety Inspection Steward                             Page 9
                G             Pit Steward                                                                            Page 9-10
                H             Class Representatives                                                         Page 10

II. COMPETITION VEHICLE RULES                                                       Page 10
                        1.) Micro Sprint Class Specifications                                                               Page 10
                                                A             125cc 2-Stroke/250cc 4-Stroke                                        Page 10
                                                B             270cc 2-Stroke/450cc 4-Stroke                                        Page 11
                                                C             600cc Stock/Open Combined                                           Page 11-13
                                                                               
2.) General Micro Sprint Technical Specifications                                        Page 13
                                                A             General                                                                                  Page 13
                                                B             Engine                                                                                    Page 13-14
                                                C             Chassis/Drivetrain                                                               Page 14-15
                                                D             Body/Wings                                                                          Page 15
                                                E             Car Numbers                                                                        Page 16
                                3.) Micro Sprint Safety Regulation                                                                  Page 16
                                                A             General Regulations                                                            Page 16
                                                B             Driver Equipment                                                                Page 16
                                                C             Engine & Related Systems                                                                Page 16
                                                D             Chassis & Suspension                                                         Page 16-17
                                4.) Fuel Specifications & Procedures                                                               Page 17

III. COMPETITION RULES                                                                                    Page 17

  1. Track Rules                                                                                                  Page 17-19
  2. Competition Rules                                                                                      Page 19-20
  3. Starting Grid Rules                                                                                      Page 20
  4. Starts                                                                                                              Page 20-21
  5. Heat Races                                                                                                   Page 21
  6. B Main                                                                                                          Page 21
  7. A Main                                                                                                          Page 21
  8. Racing Point System                                                                                   Page 22

8A.)Racing Point System Weekly                                                                    Page 22 

 

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1.) Ground Rules
1.) The entrant and /or driver signing the entry form for any StarLite
Speedway event elects to enter the course at their own risk and thereby releases and forever discharges StarLite Speedway, together with their heirs, assigned officials, representatives, agents, employees, and/or reputation that may be received by said entrant and/or driver and from all claims of said injuries to parties listed above growing out of or as construction or condition of the course over which the event is held.
                2.) By the mere fact of entering a StarLite Speedway event, every participant agrees to abide by these rules and supplementary regulations pertaining to that event. Infraction of a rule or rules may result in exclusion or expulsion form that event, or in extreme cases, suspension or expulsion from multiple StarLite Speedway events.
                3.) Guardians will be responsible for the children that are race participants in the pit area.
                4.) All drivers under 18 years of age must present a notarized letter of permission to race, signed by a legal guardian, to the StarLite Speedway Secretary before their first race of every season. ***ANY DRIVER, 18 AND UNDER, MUST HAVE THEIR ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR A STARLITE SPEEDWAY BOARD MEMBER TO INSPECT FOR AUTHENTICITY AND A COPY FOR THE SECRETARY TO FILE***
                5.) Suspected use of intoxicants or illegal drugs by a driver, pit person or track official on the day racing events and throughout the duration of the racing event is strictly prohibited. For the first offense, there will be suspension for the balance of the night. For the second offense, there will be suspension for the rest of season and possible expulsion from the track. (See Disqualifications and Suspensions in the rulebook).
                6.) Rain Outs:
If we get rained out during Hot Laps or Heats are not completed, you have the decision to leave your entry money with the track secretary for the next race ONLY or get your money returned, ALL except the Pit Pass Money (that goes toward the Insurance for that day). You will have to pay for another pit pass the next time you enter the pits.
If we get rained out BEFORE a car  touches the track, we will honor ALL pit passes for the next race ONLY or get your entry and pit pass fees back.
                7.) The race Committee will allocate any rule not specifically covered in the code. The Race Committee will decide on penalties for infractions.
                8.) Only Authorized officers and officials, as described in the Race officials’ section or persons otherwise designated, will enforce the rules.
                9.) Any member of the StarLite Speedway, competitor or official at any track event or when representing StarLite Speedway should make it their duty to present a neat appearance and conduct themselves in a professional manner.
                10.) Anyone entering the track or scoring tower for the purpose of voicing a protest to the track officials, will be subject to penalty action.
                11.) All pets shall be confined to their owner’s pit area. All dogs in the pit area during racing must be confined to you pit spot and be on a leash.
                12.) Any person who addresses another person for confrontational purposed during a StarLite Speedway event will be subject to penalty action by the Race Committee up to and including expulsion from the track.
                13.) 4 Cars constitute a racing class.
                14.) Competitor will have the right to protest technical inspections to the race committee.
                15.) No individual official shall have the right to disqualify a competitor. If the competitor is not acting according to the rules, it will be in agreement with the Head Flagger, Referee and possibly the race committee for disqualification.
                16.) No one except track officials may enter the scoring tower without permission of StarLite Management.

 

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2.) Track Operation Guidelines
                1.) The track will open for pit entrance and car registration at 6:00 p.m. No car will be allowed to enter the track unless it has been registered and the pit is officially opened (Exception: volunteer’s water track on race day)
                2.) Warm up will be as demand may dictate. The race committee shall determine times.
                3.) There will be a drivers’ meeting. All drivers will be responsible for the information given at this meeting.
                4.) The American National Anthem will be played. No cars will be running their engines during the anthem.
                5.) The track will be closed immediately after the last feature event. Exceptions will be given by the General Manager and will be supervised by the same.
                6.) At least 2 carbon dioxide fire extinguishers must be within the confines of the track during testing periods, time trials, and racing. Two additional fire extinguishers will be made available in the pits. One fire extinguisher will be on the authorized push vehicles at all times.
                7.) All EMT safety personnel must be registered and have current certification cards with NYS.

3.) Car Entry Rules
                1.) On arrival at the track signing in should be the first priority.
                2.) Any person can sing up and pay the entry fee for any given car as long as the driver of the car signs the waiver and is in the car before their time trail or first race.
                3.) There will be no class jumping. You can only enter a car in one class for that night. Loss of all points accumulated while committing the offense will result.
                4.) All persons entering an event at a regular race date who have never driven this type of race car (meaning a micro sprint car) if entered to drive will be classified as a rookie and start last for all events on that date. After a minimum of 3 races events a rookie driver can go to normal lineups providing they have been approved to do so by race the Race Committee. All decisions on this matter will be up to the Race Committee. Rookies will have identification on their car (ribbons on the upper roll cage).

4.) Pit Rules
                1.) StarLite Speedway is at all times empowered to determine the number of persons per entry that may be permitted to access the pit area and to revoke permissions as may have been granted any individual for membership. Noncompliance with these regulations or disobedience of a race officials’ order may result in revocation of privileges. Such revocation of privileges may lead to expulsion from an area or ejection from the track area.
                2.) The entrant or driver of the car will be held responsible for the proper behavior of their pit crew. Any driver whose crew violates any of the below regulations or disobeys the instructions of the race officials will be black-flagged to the infield and the driver instructed to tell their pit crew to observe the regulations.
                3.) At no time during an event shall any entrant in the pits: driver, car owner, or pit crew member confront the Head score keeper or a score keeper during a race or they will be subject to disqualification.
                4.) All drivers and crew members will wear the proper pit identification at all times while in the pit area. Wristbands will be issued.
                5.) All people in the pits must sign a release of liability at sign-in weekly.
                6.) At no time shall anyone but authorized personnel be in the pit area. Unauthorized people will be evicted.
                7.) You must be twelve years of age to obtain a pit pass. Proof of age must be available if asked. Must be a driver or with a driver if under twelve years of age.

 

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8.) All drivers and crew members will be responsible for keeping their pit area CLEAN!
                9.) Any entrant disposing of fuels, lubricants or antifreeze in the pit area or on the course area by pouring or spilling such fuels, lubricants or antifreeze upon the ground may be subject to expulsion from the pit area.
10.) Every pit spot used by a racer must have a full charged A,B,C Fire Extinguisher (5lb. Min.)
                11.) Car testing prior and during events: Up to three cars maximum will be allowed to test cars for running by following the field of cars prior to the start of heats and consolation races only with approval by the race committee and or race officials.
                                a. Drivers must report to the referee prior to the event
                                b. Test Cars must be off track when cars double-up for race start.
                                c. The pit area/grounds are NOT to be used for car testing.
                12.) Pit Road speed is idle. If any driver/vehicle is considered to be speeding in the pit area they will receive on warning per race season and the Committee will be notified. On the second offense they will be disqualified for the remainder of that meet and the two meets following. A valid offense will mandate a hearing before the Committee.
                13.) All drivers and crew Members are not allowed to enter another competitor’s pit area for confrontational purposes.
                14.) No Vehicles are allowed in pit area unless they are hauling a racecar to be raced at that event. (Exceptions per Committee).

5.) Protest Rules
                1.) The protest system is designed to treat everyone fairly in the interpretation of our rules. The protest rules are divided into two categories:
                                a. Scoring/Judging: A driver or owner may protest a decision that has been made during a race event, where they feel they were treated unfairly according to our operation rules.
                                b. Competition: A driver or owner may protest another car or driver that has gained an unfair competitive advantage by not following our rules (i.e.: motor size, fuel, weight, tires, driving technique, etc.).
                2.) This system is not intended to have someone disqualified because of a specific rule that does not give them a competitive advantage. Safety and general specifications are to be enforced by our race officials at the time of the technical/safety inspections. Protests must fall into one of the above two categories or it will not be accepted by our race committee.
                3.) Protests should be in writing and handed to the Class Representative for the respective class.  Each class shall have a representative chosen by that class. The representative shall review the protest with the protester and pass it on to the referee. In the event the class representative is unavailable, the protest shall be given to a representative of another class.
                4.) Protests will be submitted in written form within 15 minutes of race results postings. Protests must be submitted only in written form.
                5.) All engine protest requires a $50.00 fee to be submitted, at the time of protest, by the protesting party. For any protest dealing with technical specifications on 4-stroke multi-cylinder Engines, the protesting party must also pay an additional $100.00 fee. If the car is found to be legal the additional fee goes to the protested party. If the car is found to be illegal the additional fee goes back to the party that filed the protest.
                6.) All protests will be handled by a Protest Committee consisting of: Referee; Head Score Keeper; Head Flag person; Infield/Safety Steward; Pit Steward. A quorum of three is required for Protest Board to make protest decisions.
                7.) In a case of any dispute or protest, the decision of the protest committee shall be final and shall not be questioned at the time of the protest.
                8.) Protest Fee Process: If the Protested party wins, $25.00 goes to the winner, $25.00 goes to StarLite Sprinters Race Club driver point fund. If protest is upheld, entire $50.00 goes back to Protester and protested party is fined $25.00, which goes to StarLite Sprinters Race Club point fund. Protested party may not participate in any StarLite Speedway functions until paid.

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6,) Disqualifications, Suspensions and Disciplinary Actions
                1.) ANY PERSON OR MEMBER GUILTY OF CORRUPT PRACTICES, AS LISTED BELOW, SHALL BE LIABLE TO DISQUALIFICATION, SUSPENSION OR DICIPLINARY ACTION!
                2.) Expulsion of Racer: Any racer may be expelled by a majority vote of the Committee for causes sufficient to them under the provisions of the rules. An expelled racer, after the expiration of one year, may again be eligible to race.
                3.) Suspension of Racer: Any racer may be suspended from racing participation for violation of StarLite Speedway and or StarLite Sprinters Race Club rules and regulations. This Action must be effected by a majority vote of the race committee.
                4.) Persons using or under the influence of alcohol or suspect of substance abuse, will be expelled from the track and also be subject to disqualification and/or suspension. No alcohol consumption or illegal drugs  is permitted before or during a race event.
                5.) Refusal to allow inspection: Any refusal of inspection will result in loss of all points accumulated to date and suspension imposed for thirty days from the date of the infraction. An inspection will be mandatory prior to returning to racing.
                6.) Failure of technical inspection: Anyone found illegal after technical inspection (and the violations appear to be obvious and deliberate) will result in loss of all points accumulated to date and suspension imposed, for one year, from the date of the infraction. A fine of $50.00 will be imposed and inspection upon returning to racing will be mandatory.
                7.) The car and driver caught using any unapproved fuels or oils shall be suspended for a period of thirty days plus the loss of all points to date and finish for the night.
                8.) A car driver  or car owner caught giving, offering or promising (directly and indirectly) any bribe, in any form, to a person having official duties in relation to the racing competition or to any drivers or any person in charge of or having access to any racing vehicle shall be suspended for a period of one year.
                9.) Any person having official duties, in relation to the racing competition, caught accepting or offering to accept any bribe, in any form, by any driver, official in the racing competition or by any other person in charge of or having access to any racing vehicle shall be suspended for a period of one year.
                10.) Any driver driving in a reckless manner, endangering an official or any other person will be disqualified for the night (pending further action).
                11.) Any driver deliberately retaliating for incidents on or off the track will be black flagged, disqualified and lose all points accumulated at the event, suspended for the following event and be subject to further penalties at the discretion of the race committee.
                12.) Any driver or pit crew personnel swearing in a confrontational manner at a fellow driver/pit crew or track official will be fined $10.00 per incident and not be allowed to race until fine is paid. Second offense will be $50.00.
            13.) Any driver or pit crew personnel taking a swing or fighting with a fellow driver/pit crew or track official will be disqualified from the event, lose all points accumulated at the event, suspended for the following event, fined $100.00 per incident, will not be allowed to race until fine is paid and be subject to further penalties at the discretion of the race committee.

 

 

 

 

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7.) Race Officials
7A) Conduct of Officials
                1.) An official will make certain they conduct themselves, at all times, in a professional manner in the performance of their duties and that they will command the respect of all drivers, car owners and other officials to the racing public. It is a foregone conclusion that a good official will command the respect of all concerned. In the heat of competition, tempers and judgments may get out of control. It is imperative officials keep this uppermost in their minds and that they do not allow their conduct to get out of control at any time. When heat of competition cools down, pleasant personalities quickly return. Those participant that do not return to being good sports usually warrant very little, if any, further consideration.
                2.) An official will show no partiality in the interpretation of the rules and regulations.
                3.) An official will be honest, fair, and forthright in performance of all duties. This is an absolute prerequisite of being a good official.
                4.) An official will, under no circumstances, abuse the authority vested to them.
                5.) An official will keep currently informed on all policies, rules, and regulations.
                6.) An official will present himself/herself properly by being neat, courteous, considerate and well mannered to all.
                7.) An official will be polite but firm in performance of their duties. Being firm precludes any dictatorial traits or attitudes.
                8.) Only race officials (head flag person, referee, tech inspector, infield/safety steward, pit steward and head scorer), class representatives, push car driver, asst. flag person, pit entrance and pit exit personnel shall attend the officials’ meeting. Anyone in attendance that is not listed above shall be asked to leave.

7B) Referee: Head official on race night of race committee
                1.) He shall be that official having complete charge of the cars he is assigned to while on the track. He shall disqualify (through signals of the starter) any driver who, in his opinion and that of his observers, is in violation of the rules or whose car is or has become unsafe to operate. He is responsible for the pit steward, head flag person, head score keeper, and infield safety steward. The referee needs to be constant communication with the other race officials. (In other words, he should not ignore their comments if they feel an infraction by a driver is occurring.) Though he should have the final determination, he should then direct his attention to that offender while the other race officials watch the rest of the track.
                2.) Previous to opening of the race, the Referee will conduct an officials’ meeting. He will make certain that all officials are dressed properly. He will make certain all officials and assistants thoroughly understand their duties and responsibilities.
                3.) The Referee has the power to disqualify any driver for infractions of rules. They must carry out their authority against the guilty party before leaving the race site.
                4.) The Referee and the infield/safety steward shall decide any ruling as to hazardous track conditions.
                5.) Any decision rendered by the Referee in regard to anything prior to or during the running of any event will be binding pertaining to racing only.
                6.) The Race Committee has the authority to decide the capability of any driver and assign them, for safety reasons a position in the rear of an event regardless of qualifying time. Race Committee will also assign apprentice drivers to the rear of events until such time as that drivers’ skills allows them a qualified time.
                7.) The Referee has the discretion to certify the legality of the engines of the participants and in all main events and in record setting cars.
                8.) The Referee shall conduct a meeting for drivers, prior to the start of events, to explain the flags, their use and the race rules.

 

 

 

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7C) Head Score Keeper
                1.) The head score keeper is that person having responsibility of the scare keeping and weekly point’s tabulation for all classes. He/She shall work closely with the head flag person and referee to establish the number of races, number of cars, number of laps and the number of laps each car has completed.
                2.) Accurately score and record race events.
                3.) Keep the head flag person informed of positions, laps run and other pertinent race information.
                4.) Open, set up and close the scoring tower for race events.
                5.) The head score keeper is in charge of the assistant scorekeepers and will determine the number of assistants to accurately score all events. StarLite Speedway will supply the proper forms or score sheets.
                6.) After competition of each event, the head score keeper will collect and check all score sheets, stapling them together with his/her name on top. The head score keeper will see that the announcer knows the official positions of each car finishing that race.
                7.) The head score keeper will familiarize themselves completely with the rules and regulations in his/her book.
                8.) How to properly score a race:
                                * Score each lap in its given lap space (total of ten laps per sheet)
* Be sure each lap is complete by only counting it as a lap if all cars have crossed the   finish line. Once the caution flag comes out, stop writing the cars down (Do Not complete scoring the lap)
* If a car (s) is running last for several laps and does not show up in the next scored lap, the leaders may have lapped it. The lapped car (s) number (s) should then be circled on the score sheet to show it has been lapped at this point.
* When a car goes to the infield or pits, write the car number at the bottom of the same lap it went out so you will know exactly what lap it went out on.
                9.) The head score keeper should obtain, weekly after the races, the current driver list to assist in the tracking and keeping of class point lists up to date.
                10.) Prior to the driver meeting he/she will obtain a copy of the completed sign in sheet. He/She will assign positions for the time according to the sign in.
                11.) He/She will line up the races and put them on the pit board as soon as possible. He/She will place all cars not timed in scratch position.
                12.) The head score keeper is a member of the Race Committee and the Protest Committee.

7D) Head Flag Person: Starter
                1.) The person that starts and stops all races in a proper manner.
                2.) The Head Flag person has control of the race from green to checkered flag. He/She will follow pre-race instructions form green to checkered flag. He/She will follow pre-race instructions from the referee. His/Her flag signals are to be obeyed without question. He/She will work closely with the Head Score Keeper and Referee person to establish the number of races, number of laps and the car lineup.
                3.) The Head Flag person will make certain all cars are in position and in close formation before they start the race.
                4.) The Head Flag person must know the rules to the letter and enforce them.
                5.) The Head Flag person will instruct/restrict the infield/corner flag persons to the use of the red and yellow flags only. The Head Flag person shall honor yellow flag displayed by infield/corner flag person.
                6.) The Head Flag person should always have and assistant to hand them the particular flag called for, so that it is not necessary for them to take their eyes off the track.
                7.) The Head Flag person will not enter into any disputes concerning the flagging of a completed race unless at the referee’s request, at which time they will advise the referee only as a party to the dispute.

 

 

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                8.) The Head Flag person will govern their duties at all times in strict accordance with Rules and Regulations.
                9.) The Head Flag person is a member of the race committee and the protest committee.

7E) Infield/Safety Steward
                1.) The infield/safety steward duties primarily consist of making certain, beyond any reasonable doubt, that all cars, drivers, and track conditions are safe for competition. The infield/safety steward will make certain that all safety regulations are met to the letter in accordance with the rules and regulations.
                2.) During the running of time trials, hot laps, and the races, the infield/safety steward will require adequate personnel and equipment in the infield before and during the race program:
                * Flagmen: Track entrance and track exit (to assist during yellow and red flags only).
                * Firemen: At each end, to handle fire extinguishers, help clear all tangles and assist EMT’s.
                3.) In case of track tangles, the infield/safety steward or assistant will inspect the cars before allowing them to continue further competition. If a car is found unsafe, it will not be allowed further competition until repaired and released by the infield/safety steward or his assistant.
                4.) The infield/safety steward should be in close contact with the Head Flag person, pit steward and other officials at all times.
                5.) The infield/safety steward may work alone or in close association with the inspection stewards. All cars must be checked against the safety regulations in the rulebook.
                6.) The infield/safety steward should attend the officials and drivers’ meetings.
                7.) The infield/safety steward will make certain that the track surface is safe to run on.
                8.) The infield/safety steward or assistant will observe cars on the track at all times. If they notice a potential hazard, he/she will ask the referee to take appropriate action.
                9.) The infield/safety steward may suggest disqualification of a car anytime he/she feels it is unsafe for track operation.
                10.) The infield/safety steward will enforce all safety rules and regulation to his/her best judgment and, if necessary, will call upon the referee to assist in the enforcement.
                11.) The infield/safety steward is a member of the race committee and the protest committee.

7F) Technical/Safety Inspection Steward
                1.) The inspection steward is responsible for checking all cars to be sure they are within the legal specifications as outlined in the rulebook.
                2.) The inspection steward and safety steward may work together in checking the cars or the inspection steward may appoint assistants as necessary to inspect cars.
                3.) If the inspections steward finds a car illegal, he/she will inform the referee and the car will not be allowed to enter any time trials or races until the necessary modifications are made and the car is inspected again.
                4.) In case of protest, the inspection steward will not enter any disputes but will advise the referee of the finding in the inspection of the car.
                5.) The technical/safety inspection steward is a member of the race committee.

7G) Pit Steward
                1.) The pit steward will be in charge of the pit area. He/She shall keep all unauthorized personnel out of the pit area and report any violations to the referee.
                2.) The pit steward shall monitor car pit speeds (IDLE) and race participant’s behavior in the pits and correct as may be required.
                3.) The pit steward shall monitor through the track entrance flag person the use of proper driver safety equipment.
                4.) The pit steward is the official who properly directs the pit area operation. He/She will dispatch cars to the track for time trials and supervise line-ups for all races.

 

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                5.) The pit steward will be in attendance at the track pit area during registration. After the cars have been registered, they will make certain the safety and inspection stewards have inspected the cars.
                6.) He/She will be responsible for making certain that all officials and personnel in the pit area and track are wearing pit passes in plain sight at all time.
                7.) When one line up is sent on the track, he/she will immediately line up cars and the drivers for the next event.
                8.) The pit steward is a member of the race committee and the protest committee.

7H) Class Representatives
                1.) There are currently three classes of Micro Sprints, 125cc, 250 open, and 600 combined. One member from their own class shall represent their class.
DUTIES OF CLASS REPRESENTATIVES:
                                a.) To handle disputes and protests as outlined in the protest section of this rulebook.
b.) To inform the drivers of information concerning race events and decisions made by the protest committee.
c.) Must attend officials meeting on race night.
d.) Will keep currently informed on all policies, rules, regulations, and changes.
e.) Will not enter into any disputes unless requested by the protest committee.
                2.) If a class representative leaves for another class or resigns, that classis responsible to elect a new representative.
                3.) Only car drivers or owners are eligible to be a class representative.
                4.) Class representatives are member of the race committee.

II. Competition Vehicle Rules

Helmet will be 2005 Snell approved and up with Full Face Shield refer to Track Rules.  

1.) Micro-Sprint Class Specifications:   StarLite Speedway has three micro-sprint classes that compete weekly. The three classes are: 125cc, 270 Open and 600 Combined.

1A) 125cc 2-Stroke (250cc 4-Stroke) Class Specifications:
                1.) Driver Age: Driver shall be at least 12 years old or older.
            **Revised 3/7/09**   Exceptions: 10 years old with at least 2-years of racing experience.
                2.) Minimum Weight: Car and Driver: 580 lbs w/125cc 2-stroke engines.
                3.) Engines:
                                a.) Motors must be single cylinder
                                                2-stroke engine not to exceed 132cc
                                                4-stroke engine not to exceed 250cc
b.) Only dirt bike or ATV motors allowed (no shifter kart motors, boat motors, or road race motors). A motor consists of lower cases, cylinder, head and components.
c.) Motor modifications are allowed. Modifications must meet StarLite Sprinters race club engine and tech specifications.
d.) Engines must remain chain-driven off of original transmission counter shaft.
e.) Aftermarket “cool-heads” with adjustable domes are legal.
f.) No Stroker Motors Allowed.
                4.) Fuel:
                                a.) All 125cc class motors must use readily available pump gasoline only!
                5.) Chassis: See general tech and safety rules.
                                a.) Maximum rim diameter is 10 inches.

 

 

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1B) 270 (450cc 4-Stroke Open Class Specifications
                1.) Drivers Age: Driver shall be at least 14 years old or older,
                                Exceptions:
                                13 years old with at least 1-year micro-sprint or equivalent experience.
                                12 years old with at least 2-years micro-sprint or equivalent experience.

                ****ALL EXCEPTIONS WILL COMPETE UNDER ROOKIE STATUS
                        UNTIL THE RACE COMMITTEE DEEMS OTHERWISE ****

                2.) Minimum weight: car and river 610 lbs.
                3.) Engine Rules:
                                a.) All motors must be single cylinder
                                                2-stroke based engine not to exceed 270cc.
                                                4-stroke based engine not to exceed 450cc.
                                b.) No engine age restrictions.
                                c.) Engines must remain chain-driven off original transmission counter shaft.
                                d.) Modifications are allowed, must meet speedway engine tech specifications.
                4.) Fuel: Any approved fuel (alcohol, gasoline) and approved oils (see fuel specifications in rulebook.
                5.) Chassis: See general, technical, and safety rules.

1C) 600 Class Specifications  

 

                1.) Driver Age: Driver shall be at least 14 years old or older.

                ****ALL ROOKIES WILL COMPETE UNDER ROOKIE STATUS UNTIL THE
                        RACE COMMITTEE DEEMS OTHERWISE ****
               
                2.) Weight: 600cc  class – minimum 800 lbs. After the feature race.
                3.) Terms and Conditions
3a.) Internal Stock parts – must use stock original manufacturer parts for the particular year and make engine, these parts cannot be modified except where noted, if the rules do not state that you can do it, you cannot do it. No mixing of parts from different year and make engines, even if made by the same manufacturer. Non stock or modified stock external bolt on parts may be used (example: billet oil pan, starter, water pump cover, oil cooler, pipes, valve covers, etc.)
                4.) Overall Engine
4a.)  Must be a Production Motorcycle Engine, 4 cylinders, 4 stroke. No limited production race motors allowed, only US street legal bike motors are allowed.
                                4b.)  Current year engines allowed.
4c.) No Titanium anywhere in or on the engine, unless it comes stock form manufacturer of engine on the production bike.

 

 

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4d.) Must have engine, clutch, and transmission all in one unit.
                                4e.) Must be Chain Drive.
                                4f.) Manual cam chain tensioners are allowed.
                5.) Bore and Stroke
5a.) 600cc Maximum for engine model that was new in 2006 and up. Other engines are 637cc maximum. Engine model is defined as a manufacturer redesign of overall engine See Specification list.
5b.) Standard Stroke only (NO Strokers)
                6.) Pistons
6a.) Any piston, piston rings, and wrist pin, may be used, must be within cc limit specified under bore and stroke.
6b.) After market coatings are allowed on pistons only.
                7.) Bottom End
7a.) No machining to remove weight from the crank ( no after-market cranks) (no lightweight cranks.
7b.) The stock unmodified connecting rods must be used (no after-market rods)
7c.)  Aftermarket rod bolts may be used.
7d.) Modifications to oil pump system, oil pick up and oil passages are allowed.
7e.) No dry sump systems are allowed unless it comes from the motorcycle manufacturer as original equipment.
                8.)Head and Cams
                                8a.) NO PORTING or Blending the bowls.
                9.)Clutch/Transmission
                                9a.) The clutch does not need to remain stock, but must remain operable.
                                9b.) Transmission gears must be stock, no close-ratio gears or nonstandard gear-ratios.
9c.) All gears must remain in transmission, no removing any gears, No lightweight or modified stock gears.
                10.)Ignition
10a.) Stock Rev Limiter must remain intact at all times (ex: no switched or gear specific limiters. No hot ECU boxes, no physically modified ECU boxes. Factory race boxes are ok, but must have the rev limit set to the street bike stock rev limit. If a computer is hooked up to check the ECU it must be set to factory stock specifications, no tolerance. See specifications list for RPM limits.
10b.) All cars must have the PA standard connector for the track to check engine rpm rev limit. These are available from the chassis manufactures and engine builders, and at the track. All cars must leave intact the rpm wire coming from the ECU.
10c.) Stock appearing ignition must be used (no after-market ignition systems, factory race ignitions are ok) may use different year ignitions from same manufacturer as long as stock rev limit of engine (not ignition) is retained.
10d.) No aftermarket coils.
10e.) Engines that came with stock fuel injection may use an after-market add on components. (ex: Power Commander, Dim Sport) to adjust the fuel curve and /or timing (essentially the same as adjusting jetting and using an ignition advancer).
10f.) Ignition advancers may be used.
10g.) No gear position sensor may be used. The sensor may be in place on the engine, but cannot have any wires connected to it. Gear position wire from ECU may not be switchable.
10h.) No traction control device.
10i.) Only one ECU box present in or on car.

 

 

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                11.)Induction System
                                11a.)No mechanically forced induction (turbo charging, supercharging).
                                11b.) Any carburetors may be used on any engine, regardless of year of engine.
11c.) If the engine did not come from the factory with fuel injection, fuel injection may not be used.
11d.) If the engine came with factory fuel injection, the fuel injection may be used and may be converted for use with alcohol. The stock fuel injection throttle bodies must remain, but may be modified for use with alcohol. Any number of injectors may be used regardless of stock number of injectors.
                12.)Exhaust
12a.) Any exhaust may be used, as long as there is a muffler included with the system that will keep noise levels within individual track limits. (less than  98 decimals)
                13.)Charging System
13a.) The stock original factory charging system may not be removed, and must remain in complete working order. No factory racing charging systems.
                                13b.) Flywheels can be modified.
                14.) Self Starting
14a.) The engine must self-start at the beginning of the event. If it does not self-start, the car may be pushed off and must start at the rear of the event as the penalty.
                15.) Fuel
15a.) Only alcohol, gasoline, and/or top lube may be used. Non flammable top lube only, no exotic fuel additives, no oxidizers, no fuel enhancer top lube.
                16.) Minimum Weight
16a.) Minimum weight at all times is 800 pounds, car and driver. If weight is added it must be firmly bolted in place.

 

2.) General Micro Sprint Technical Specifications: All Micro-Sprint classes must follow general specifications unless class has specific rule(s).

2A) General
                1.) Inspections: All cars will be subject to safety and technical inspection prior and after competing. Cars must meet speedway safety and technical specifications in this rulebook unless noted otherwise.
                2.) Technical inspection of cars may be omitted at weekly races.
                3.) Minimum Car Weight Measurement: All car weights are measured with the car and driver as they come off the track immediately following an event.
                4.) Brake Lines: Cars must use steel brake line, Kevlar stainless braided Teflon brake hose or DOT approved rubber brake line for brake plumbing. No exposed plastic tubing allowed.
                5.) “On Board” cockpit adjusters are allowed.

2B) Engine
                1.) Maximum Engine Displacement:
                                a.) Conversion of Units: Cubic Centimeters (cc) to Cubic Inches (cu in):
16.287cc = 1.000 cu in.
Millimeter (mm) to inches: 25.4 mm = 1.000 in.
Displacement: 125cc = 7.628 cu in, 270cc = 16.476 cu in, 600cc = 36.614 cu in.
                                b.) The maximum overbore allowance for engine type is:
                                                125cc Class
                                                                125cc single cylinder overbore allowed not to exceed 132cc
                                                                Most newer motors this is 1mm (.040)
                                                250cc 4-Stroke must be stock bore & storke

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270cc Open Class
                                                                2-Stroke single cylinder any bore, any stroke, not to exceed 270cc
                                                                4-Stroke single cylinder any bore, any stroke, not to exceed 450cc

                                                600cc
Covered on pages 11, 12, and 13

                                c.) Measurement Method #1: using oil volume: (P&G method)
-Mandatory on engines susceptible to this type measurement as the first check on the displacement of an engine. If there is doubt, a tear down must be made. Remove the spark plug, turn the engine to top dead center, and fill the engine with oil through the spark plug hole to overflowing. Fill measured container with the correct amount of oil for the engine when set to bottom dead center.
                                d.) Measurement Method #2: using calipers and hand tools
                                                -   In order to find the displacement of a cylinder:
                                                -   1.) Measure to bore (cm)
                                                -   2.) Divide the bore by 2 to get the radius
                                                -   3.) Square the answer to (2) and multiply by 3.14(pi)
                                                -   4.) Multiply the answer from (3) by the engine stroke (in cm).
                                                -   The final product is the cylinder displacement
-   For single cylinder engines, this number (4) must be less than or equal to the  max engine displacement value.
-   For multiple cylinder engines, multiply (4) by the number of cylinders.
     This value must be less than or equal to the max engine displacement.            
2C) Chassis/Drive Train
                1.) Wheelbase: Minimum 50 inches / Maximum 70 inches. Measured center of front axle to center of  rear axle.
                2.) Tread Width: Minimum 32 inch / Maximum outside the tire width 62 inches measured with template that slides over the outside of the wheels.
                3.) Any wheel size and tire combination that is available may be used, but it may not exceed 22 ½ inch in height. **22 ½ inch hoop must pass over a tire anytime it is checked.**
                4.) Wheels and rims must be attached to the car axles using a minimum of 3 lug nuts or bolts to hubs, or use knock-off wheel centers with splines and/or single nuts.
                5.) Any car equipped with a shifting mechanism must have this device mounted in the compartment. Shift levers may be mounted outside of driver’s compartment on opposite side of car from the chain driver.
                6.) Only a foot operated throttle permitted. At the discretion of the tech-inspectors, a safe, well-engineered hand throttle may be used if the driver cannot operate a foot throttle because of loss of limb or paralyses.
                7.) Fabrication of critical parts of the car must be electric welded. No brazing or solder critical parts are identified as follows:
                                Frames                   Running Gear attached Brackets
                                Cowl Frames        Back Rest
                                Bumpers                Nerf Bars
                                Front Axle
                8.) Cars must be equipped with a roll cage. The roll cage must be sufficient strength to support the weight of the car and driver being certain that the roll cage will keep the fuel tank form touching the ground and avoiding rupture in case of upset. At the top of the roll cage cross-members must be secured by more than one welded support (Gussets). Roll cage must be a minimum of three inches above driver’s helmet.
               

 

 

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9.) Roll cage shall be at least:
                                1 inch                     0.062” wall thickness
                                1-1/8 inch              0.065” wall thickness
                                1-1/4 inch              0.065” wall thickness
Roll cage shall be made of 4130 condition N (chromoly steel) or material equivalent in
strength with a 1/8-inch inspection hole drilled in it for the measurement of material used. The front section of the roll cage must be no further back than the steering wheel. Roll cage must have sufficient fore and aft bracing. Bends must have at least three-inch radius. No square or pointed corners permitted.
                10.) Nerf Bars: All cars must be equipped with side nerf bars. Side nerf bars must extend to inside edge of the tire but not beyond the outside of the tire.
                11.) Front/Rear Bumpers: Cars must have bumpers extending beyond the front and rear tires. Nothing may extend beyond a tangent line from the outside edge of the tires to the bumpers. Nothing may extend beyond the outside edge of tires or wheels, whichever is the widest point. No sharp corners or design so as to hook or damage other competitor’s vehicles.
                12.) Steering: Front wheels must be connected by solid or tubular tie rods.
                13.) Any material used for purpose of adding weight must be bolted or clamped safely (no zip-ties) as a part of the car’s structure. No liquid or loose ballast i.e. water, fuel, oil, sand bags, rocks, log chains, etc allowed. Weights must be painted white with the car’s number painted on it in black. Minimum 2-5/16” bolt up to 10 lbs 2-3/8” bolt over 10 lbs of weight. Loss of weight on track will result in the black flag for that event as a safety violation.
                14.) Mirrors: No rear view mirrors or any item positioned in such a way that it can be used as a rear viewing device.
                15.) Fire Wall: There must be a metal firewall between driver and engine compartment. The minimum thickness specifications are steel: 24 gauge (0.024”) or aluminum: 0.063”
                16.) Floor Pan: Car must have complete under-pan extending from the front of the seat to a place forward of the driver’s feet. This floor pan must be made out of aluminum (min. 0.040”) or Sheet Steel (min. 0.024”) and fastened securely to the chassis with bolts, rivets, or quarter-turn (Dzus) fasteners.
                17.) Radios: Radios may not be used for communication or any other purposes on the car (i.e. two way radios, etc.)

2D) Body/Wings
                1.) All cars must have complete sprint car design bodies only. Front engine cars may remove 125 sq. in. (excluding nose opening) for cooling. All rear engine mounted cars using solid material for tail may remove up to 250 sq. in. of tail section for cooling. Perforated tail sections may be used so long as they’re formed in an attractive manner and shape. Exhaust stacks are the only part of the engine to extend through tail section regardless of the body style. Covers not required on side-mounted motors. Carburetors, air cleaners, and exhaust stacks are accessories and need not to be covered.
                2.) Tail sections must be in place for the initial green flag of time and all races. If after the initial green flag has flown and the tail comes loose, the car shall be sent to the infield. In the infield the loose section may be removed. The car may come back onto the track safely.
                3.) All cars must be painted an attractive color or colors. Body or shell of the car must be made of aluminum, metal, fiberglass or high impact plastic.
                4.) Top Wing: Wings will be allowed. Sideboard, right side max. 54” by 24”. Sideboard left side max. 54” by 24”. 25% of sideboard must carry car number and be a minimum of 12 inches tall. Sideboards air foil section and sides must cover center foil. All wings must have a 1/16” radius. No raw edges. No wood or wood products to be used in wing construction except rib and spar within center section (air foil).
                5.) Nose Wing: If a nose wing is used, it may not exceed 18” x 30” and installed so as not to obstruct the driver’s vision. The nose wing must carry the car number originally used on the body nose.
                6.) Mudguards are legal only if constructed of aluminum or fiberglass. There will be no plastic mudguards, side panels, tops or body encasements allowed. Maximum height of mud guard or sissy bar to be no less then 15” from the center of roll cage out on a vertical drop. Up to 12 sq. ft. in all wing classes.

 

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2E) Car Numbers
                1.) All cars must have legible numbers on the car surfaces described below that are in clearly contrasting colors to the background color (i.e. white background with black numbers). Numbers must be present on the car at the nose, both sides of the tail and sideboards of the wing (if used). Car number to be separated from advertising so that they will stand out and be readable to the scorers. The Head scorer after practice day or your first race of the season will decide on legibility of numbers. If number style turned down, they must be changed by the next race event.
                Minimum sizes: nose: 8” tall  Tail Piece: 10” tall  Wing: 12” tall.
                2.) The first place driver in season points in all classes will have the privilege of using his/per final position (number 1) as his/her number the following year.

3.) Micro Sprint Safety Regulations: All Micro Sprint classes must be following general specifications unless class has specific rule(s).

3A) General Regulations
                1.) Safety inspections may be conducted at all races.
                2.) Any car or diver may be disqualified by the safety or pit steward for any infraction of safety specifications.
                3.) All nuts, bolts and component parts of each car’s suspension system chassis and running gear must be secured with either lock nuts, lock washers, star washers, cotter keys or safety wire except wheel nuts when using quick change hubs.

3B) Driver Equipment: (MUST be worn by driver when on track)
                1.) HELMET – SNELL APPROVED 95 & UP (STARTING IN 2013 HELMET WILL BE MANDATORY TO BE 2005 SNELL APPROVED AND UP MANUFACTORY DATE SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN FIVE (5) YEARS OLD)
2.) WITH RACE SHIELD OR APPROVED EYE GOGGLES(STARTING IN 2013 EYE GOOGLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ONLY FULL FACE SHIELD)
                3.) All drivers will wear a name brand flame-retarding uniform.
                4.) Seatbelts, shoulder harnesses and arm restraints are mandatory. Safety belts must be securely attached to the car and used at all times. Arm restraints shall be adequate to keep the driver’s hands below the top of the roll cage.
                5.) All drivers will wear full-hand coverage gloves. (leather and or flame retarding).

3C) Engine and Related Systems
                1.) Overflow Protection: For radiators and oil tanks: Car must have overflow tubing running to below the bottom frame rail or to a sealed catch tank.
                2.) Fuel Tanks: All fuel tanks must be fastened to the chassis securely with bolts and/or steel banding. No rubber cords or nylon tie-downs. All tanks must have a check valve and/or long vent line running below bottom level of tank to keep fuel in tank in the event of a roll over.
                3.) On and off switches must be on dash, top of the cowl, or on steering wheel. Switch must be connected and functional. On and off position must be clearly marked.
                4.) All wet cell batteries mounted in the cockpit must be covered and vented outside the cockpit area.

3D) Chassis / Suspension
                1.) Chain guards will be installed on all cars where chains are exposed to the driver and/or other participants. The chain guard, using a minimum or 0.090” aluminum material or equivalent will run on top of the chain from front of front sprocket to the vertical center line of the rear sprocket. The guard must be installed in such a manner that the driver cannot touch the chain and/or sprockets when sitting in the cockpit.
               

 

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2.) No car will be allowed to compete that requires dismantling portions thereof to enter or leave the cockpit, with the exception of steering wheel hubs steering wheel attached with approved hub no bolts or nuts, head nets are exempt from this rule.
                3.) Brakes will be of sufficient strength so as to slide the wheels or sufficiently stop the car while in motion on the track.
                4.) There shall be no accessories such as rear hubs, brake disc or driver sprockets welded to the rear axle.

4.) Fuel Specification and Procedures: **Used for all classes of racing at StarLite Speedway**
                1.) All fuels are to be approved: See specific class rules for fuel types allowed. See approved fuels below.
                2.) All mixing oils are to be club approved: Only approved mixing oil may be added to the fuel. See approved list.
                3.) Fuel sampling, hydrometer testing will serve as a means of determining if a sample or samples should be submitted to an approved laboratory for testing, as well as making them available for individual protests. Fuel samples should be taken and inspected by the technical steward/inspector, referee or an elected club officer. During the taking of the fuel sample, and inspection should be made of the fuel system. Any unusual containers, lines or means of transferring fuel (other than the main line from the tank to the carburetor or injector pump) will be subject to thorough inspection and grounds for disqualification and suspension.
                4.) Fuel sampling, hydrometer testing and inspection may be done at any weekly race by the referee and tech inspector’s decision.
                5.) The cost of general fuel testing shall be paid by driver/owner with the results being mailed to the secretary. The race committee will choose the lab.
                6.) The owner, driver and the vehicle will be suspended for thirty days and loss of accumulated points from the date of infraction, if a competitor of car is found in violation of this rule. Reinstatement will require the payment of the fine of $100 and the cost of the lab test. The driver must pay lab fee before being allowed to continue racing (see suspensions/disqualification rules).

**Note** power enhancing or octane boosting oil mixes will not be allowed
(i.e. Klotz goldlabel, etc.

               
III Competition Rules

1.) Track Rules:

Flag signals:  (The following flag signals will be obeyed without question).

Green                                     Start of race. Displayed when the track is clear during a race.
Yellow (waving)                   Danger, slow to a parade speed immediately. No passing, be prepared to stop.
Red (waving)                        Immediately come to a safe stop and turn off motor.
Black (rolled/pointed)         Official warning to a competitor: warned car may continue to race.
Black (open/waving)          Disqualified or car trouble: Report to infield/infield steward immediately.
Crossed Flags                       Race is half over.
Blue/Orange Stripe              Faster cars approaching (lapping): Do not race with leaders.
Two Flags (horizontal)        Two (2) laps to go to end of race.
White (waving)                     One lap to go to end the race.
Checkered                             Race complete. Reduce speed before entering the pit area.

 

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The green/yellow/red lights around the track are controlled by the Head flag person.

                1.) Persons without approved safety equipment in use will not be allowed on the track, or if on the track in competition they will be black-flagged.
                2.) From the start of the race to the end, the head flag person controls the race. All drivers must watch and obey the flag person’s signals.
                3.) Persons failing to obey any flagger light signal will be disqualified.
                4.) A car running at a pace considered to be slower than the average speed of the field will stay to the outside of the track. This includes all cars experiencing difficulty, but able to continue running. Failure to do so will result in being black-flagged.
                5.) Any driver involved in an accident and in the opinion of the infield safety steward or EMT it is inadvisable for them to continue, that driver may be disqualified for the balance of the race event.
                6.) Any driver who has received the black flag will remember that they may have received it for mechanical defects of which they are unaware of.
                7.) During an event it is expressly forbidden to drive or push a car at any time or under any condition in a direction opposite to that in which the event is being run, without the specific approval of a race official. Infringement of this rule means immediate disqualification.
                8.) Loss of braking efficiency requires that the driver must go to the infield after reaching a slow, safe speed.
                9.) Loss of normal throttle control requires the driver must go to the infield immediately after reaching a slow, safe speed.
                10.) At the race committee’s discretion, a car that has not completed one lap in a previous event may be allowed to run in the feature race, if the race committee feels that the driver has tried, in earnest, to reach each event.
                11.) If for any reason a driver is forced to stop his car on or near the track during an event, it should be his first duty to place his car in such a manner as to cause no danger or obstruction to other drivers, preferably in the infield. Stopping on the track will bring out the yellow flag and a restart. Intentionally creating a yellow will cause penalty to the driver.
                12.) Drivers may not get out of their cars on the track unless requested by the medical crew or infield safety steward, subject to disqualification.
                13.) Any driver whose car stalls on the start of an event must hold his/her arm vertically above their head as a warning to the other drivers.
                14.) No passengers are allowed at any time during an event.
                15.) No car is to enter the track from the pits after the green flag has been given.
                16.) Any car (required to be self starting) with a non-functioning self-starter needing to be push-started at the beginning of a race will be required to start in the rear of the starting lineup for that race.
                17.) Any car that stops or is involved in an accident will either be immediately restarted or pushed to the infield.
                Any car pushed to the infield is subject to the following conditions
                                1.) If the car can be quickly fixed by infield personnel without tools (i.e. turn gas on, pull debris off or pull off/bend damaged nose wing or body panels.) They will do so.
                                2.) After a repair the car must be approved to return to race by the safety steward and do so under yellow with direction from infield personnel.
                                3.) If the starter has waved the white flag for one to go for the restart the vehicle or vehicles may not return to the track until the next caution.
This includes all periods of warm ups, heat races and feature races.
DECISIONS OF THE INFIELD PERSONNEL ARE FINAL AND WILL NOT BE DISPUTED OR PROTESTED!!!!
                18.) Random fuel checks can be done at any time.
                19.) No tools or people on the track or infield unless required by an official.
               

 

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20.) No fuel allowed in the infield for refueling cars during a race.
                21.) Qualification for an event is decided by the registered driver, not the car
*If a driver must switch cars prior to an event, they must start in the last staring position for the qualified race.
*A driver cannot move into or switch cars to assume the qualified position of another car and driver.
                22.) When cars are in motion on the track (including caution laps and pace laps) the flaggers will remain on the flag stand.
                23.) If a caution is caused by debris on the track and the debris can be identified as coming from a specific car that car goes to the tail on the restart if still running.
                24.) StarLite Speedway reserves the right to alter race lengths to attempt to run a complete show **i.e. shorten heat races or mains to try to beat incoming inclement weather.**

2.) Competition Rulings: Enforced for all types of races.
                1.) Spins and tangles occurring in the first lap in any event will cause for a new start (double file). All restarts after the first lap is recorded will be a single file line up. From the first push-off to the completion of the race, if any car causes the yellow flag condition or stops for any other reason on the track, it will have to restart from the rear of the field of cars. The only exception is a car stopped by a race official.
                2.) Participants in races are allowed only two unassisted spinouts per race. Upon the third spin the participant will be given the black flag as a safety hazard to other drivers.
                3.) Any car liberation excessive oil, water, smoke or fuel shall be black-flagged from the track.
                4.) Any car that upsets, rolls over on its’ side or is involved in a serious accident must be inspected and pass a technical inspection by those officials in charge before being allowed to continue competition.
                5.) Any car that upsets or rolls over on its side may be allowed to continue at the infield safety steward’s decision. Any driver required medical attention as a result of an accident must obtain a written release from the attending physician before being allowed to race again.
                6.) If during a race a driver inadvertently leaves the track, the driver can re-enter (without gaining a position) but must be in a safe manner and not interfere with the race. Rule to be enforced only during green flag racing conditions and not under the yellow during lining up.
                7.) Red flags will be at the discretion of the head flagger. On the layover or minor accident, the yellow flag will be thrown, then red if needed. If the red flag is thrown because of the severity of the accident, all cars must stop and turn off engines on the track doing so in a safe and quick manner.
                8.) A driver may be given the black flag for any unsportsmanlike conduct, including, but not limited to intentionally cutting the mark, bumping, crowding, chopping, banking or charging corners. A rolled black flag pointed at the driver indicates a warning. An open, unfurled black flag displayed to a driver indicates a penalty or mechanical problem exists and they must report to the infield for a consultation immediately:                 Penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct:
                                                Disqualified for that race                                   OR
                                                Disqualified: remainder of race event             OR
                                                Further disciplinary actions

A Driver will lose all points and purse for any race in which they have been disqualified from for unsportsmanlike conduct/driving.

                9.) If a vehicle is involved in an accident it is subject to be inspected in the infield before it is able to rejoin the race.
                10.) Cars that leave the track and enter the pits will not be allowed to return to the race. When a car enters the track surface, it may not go back to the pits and re-enter again for that race.
               

 

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11.) If the yellow or red flags come out during the last lap and before the checkered is thrown, all cars will be lined up and run one lap under the green to finish the race. The only exception being bad weather conditions.  
                12.) The end of the event will be official when the lead car receives the checkered flag, regardless of how many laps the following cars have completed. If a red or yellow flag is thrown, all cars not involved in the accident will be scored from the previous lap. If the race is checker flagged before all scheduled laps are completed, revert to how the cars would line up if they were starting the next lap.
                13.) A driver whose vehicle is disabled before it reaches the finish line may not push or carry the vehicle across the finish line and be considered as having completed the race.
                14.) On a restart, all cars (including lapped cars) shall revert back to their positions in the line-up at the conclusion of the previous green lap.

3.) Starting Grid Rules
                1.) No lubricants or fuels are permitted on the starting grid.
                2.) Drivers will take a starting grid position assigned by the head scorekeeper.
                3.) If not ready, the driver coming out late for a race automatically must start the rear of the field. Late will be defined as when the balance of the starting field is in order prior to the start.
                4.) The car and driver must take the initial green flag to qualify for finish position.
                5.) The bubble car will sit at the track entrance until he is motioned to go on the track by the track official. Once the green flag is given he shall return to his pit.

4.) Starts
                1.) All starts will be rolling starts unless specified otherwise.
                2.) All racing shall consist of one parade lap and a maximum of five pace laps. The pole car will be the pace car and will bring the field to the starting area in turn #4 in double or single file at a speed slower than maximum but not slower than half maximum. All cars should fire when the flagger waves the flag. If any driver jumps the start or breaks line or position see below. Starts or restarts under the caution will constitute the application of all conditions of this rule. It is the driver’s responsibility to see the flags and obey them.
                                For drivers jumping the stat/breaking line or position:
                                The race continues.
First offense:  You will be moved to the back two positions (from starting position) at the next restart of that race. If no restart follows, you will be moved back at the end of the race, two positions from restart position or finish position, whichever is worse.
Second offense: You will be disqualified from that race.
                3.) The starting area will be in turn #4. In the starting or restarting of a race, the flagger will start the race.
                4.) In the event of an accident or spin out on the first lap, at the starter’s discretion, the yellow flag will be displayed and a restart will be held. All restarts will be single file after the first lap is completed.
                5.) After the initial start and two complete restarts, all restarts will be single file.
                6.) It is the responsibility of the pole car driver, after having made his parade lap, to remain to the inside of the track and hold up a hand displaying on finger to indicate his possession of the pole position so that the field may form.
                7.) All cars pacing the track will stay to the inside of the track until the track entrance is closed at which time the flag man will signal for line up.
                8.) Establish starting position while in pit area. Pace laps are made single file until the starter displays a crossed signal. At this time, cars will double up. Last lap will be in double file.
               

 

 

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9.) If a car is having trouble starting, the push vehicle will push the car around the track one time, stop at the pit entrance or exit to decide, along with the referee, whether to pit or go to the infield. If the car can be fixed in the infield, then the car will go to the back of the pack. If the car goes to the pits, it will not be allowed on the track for that race. Pole car must keep a slow pace or be sent to the back of the pack. Starter will display the two-lap signal until all cars are in position in order to insure one complete pace lap in double file.
                10.) The car on the pole shall set a pace as determined by the flag person’s signals. All other cars must adhere to the pole car pace. There will be no unnecessary passing of the pole car on the track before the start of the race. In the event of restarts, the leader will be the pole car and will be started first.
                11.) In the event of a line-up change, for a double file stat or restart, in which at least one car drops out or is sent to the back, the row in which the car dropped out will move straight forward.

5.) Heat Races
                1.) Preferably eight cars in a heat, Maximum 10
                2.) All heat races shall have a time limit of fifteen minutes. The time limit can be implemented at the referee’s discretion to keep events on schedule. The race shall be timed from the first green flag to checkered flag.
                3.) With 22 cars or less registered, all go to the A Main from three heats.
                4.) With 23-24 cars registered, the top 7 cars from each of 2 heats qualify for the feature. Non-qualifiers go to B Main with the start position determined from the heat race finish position. First heat inside rows; 2nd heat outside rows, straight up starts. Top 6 finishers go to A Main position 15 through 22
                5.) With 25-30 cars registered, top 5 in three heats go to A Main. Non-qualifiers go to the B Main with the start position determined from heat finish position. First heat to pole, 2nd heat to outside pole, 3rd heat in inside 2nd row, etc. Top 5 cars in B Main advance to positions 16-22 in A Main.
6.) Heat race line-up positions will be determined as follows from pin pulls for that class:
                *A list of cars will be created for an event from the pin pull conducted during sign-in that event.
                *Lowest pin # will start pole for heat #1, Second lowest pin at pole for heat #2, etc:
                                Example 20 cars signed in (1-20):
                                                Line-up: Heat #1                                                 Line-up: Heat #2
                                                     1         3                                                                  2          4
                                                     5         7                                                                  6          8
                                                     9         11                                                               10       12
                                                    13       15                                                               14       16
                                                    17       19                                                                18      20

                *Feature race positions for championship race will be heads up.
               
                7.) In all racing events, yellow flag laps do not count.

6.) B-Main
                1.) Line up B-Main by heat finish straight up.
                2.) With 6-12 cars, race will be 10 laps, with 13 cars and up, race will be 15 laps.

7.) A-Main Note: All cars must weigh in at scales after feature events. If you are towed off  the track on the four-wheeler hook, you are not required to weigh the car.

                1.) Starts for the A-Main will be either Straight Up or Inverted **THIS WILL BE RANDOMLY DETERMINED BY THE HEAD SCORER EACH WEEK.**
                2.) All championship races will be heads up.

 

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8.) Racing Point System: Point system used for all classes of racing at StarLite Speedway.
**Note: All point awards not final until final posting by officials and related protests are resolved.
                1.) Finish positions will be determined in the order by which the cars complete the scheduled distance of the race.

*8A) Weekly Points
            We will be doing heats and features

            Mid & End Season Championship feature races will be double points
            Points will go as follows:

            HEATS: 1st place 11, 2nd 9, 3rd 8, 4th 7, and so on
            FEATURES: 1st place 25,  2nd 23,  3rd 22, 4th 21, and so on

               
Revised 4/09
Need to race four (4) Point races prior to Mid-Season to qualify for a Trophy and four (4) Point races (which Mid-Season can count as one) prior to End-Season to qualify for that Trophy. And the trophies will be handed out after the races.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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