Flag Rules

The Flagman shall be responsible for the enforcement of Flag Rules. If any driver disobeys any flag he/she may forfeit his/her opportunity to race.

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GREEN FLAG

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The green flag shall start all races indicating the track is clear and ready for racing to begin.  On the original line up, no passing will be allowed before cars pass the flag stand. Any car that sets out of line or jumps the green flag either by passing cars before reaching the flag stand on original starts or restarts shall be penalized two (2) positions for each car passed.  Passing before the green flag is displayed will result in being penalized two positions for each car passed. The penalty will be imposed at the next available realignment or at the conclusion of the race, whichever comes first.

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BLACK FLAG

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The black flag is the disqualifying flag. The Flagman will use this flag for disqualifications, infraction of rules, and/or for mechanical trouble that could make the car dangerous to the driver or others. When the black flag is displayed, the driver must leave the racing surface for the pit area immediately, where he/she will be informed of the reason.  Should the black flag be flown for infraction of the rules, the driver may be disqualified from further participation of the days’ event and may result in loss of purse. Should the black flag be flown for mechanical trouble, the car may be allowed to re-enter the days’ events upon being repaired and deemed safe by track officials.

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YELLOW FLAG

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The yellow flag means caution, indicating a problem making the track unsafe for racing speeds.  When the yellow flag and/or yellow light are displayed, drivers must slow down, fall into a single line, bumper to bumper and proceed with caution without passing.  Track officials will line-up cars according to scored position on the last completed green flag lap, with cars determined to have caused the yellow flag going to the rear of the line-up. Any car going to the pit area while under caution will restart at the rear of the line-up.

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RED FLAG

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The red flag means danger indicating a problem making the track unsafe and racing must stop. When the red flag and/or red light are displayed, drivers must stop, regardless of position on the track, so that the track is clear for emergency crews. When the yellow flag and/or yellow light are displayed, the Flagman has determined it is safe to move with caution.  Track officials will line-up according to scored position on the last completed green lap.  Any car going to the pit area while under caution will restart at the rear of the line-up.

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PASSING FLAG

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The blue flag with yellow stripe is the passing flag. This flag may be given only to cars that are being lapped.  Indicated cars are instructed to “hold your line” at the bottom or the top of the racing surface, allowing the leader(s) to continue unobstructed.

 

 

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WHITE FLAG

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The white flag indicates the race is entering the last lap with the next lap being the final lap.

 

 

 

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CHECKERED FLAG

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The checkered flag flies with the first car passing the flag stand on the last lap, indicating the race is officially over for all cars upon completion of that lap.  First three (3) cars should return to the flag stand for verification.  Once released by track officials, these cars must go directly to Tech Inspection garage prior to going to their pit area.  Failure to do so may result in disqualification and loss of purse. 

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