General Rules

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NOTE = USE OF RACEIVERS (OR MONITORING OF TRACK RACEIVER FREQUENCY) WILL BE MANDATORY FOR ALL CLASSES FOR THE 2017 SEASON.

* RACEceiver Frequency – 454.000

 



GENERAL RULES – 2017

 

RULES, GUIDELINES & PLAIN COMMON SENSE

FORWARD & DISCLAIMER

 

Wiscasset Speedway Management suggests and recommends that you carefully read the following Rules, Guidelines & Plain Common Sense to become familiar with the governing and operation of Wiscasset Speedway.

Striving to achieve our mission to provide exciting and exceptional entertainment that is respectful and affordable for everyone visiting Wiscasset Speedway; these Rules, Guidelines and Plain Common Sense have been compiled with careful consideration to govern the operation of racing at Wiscasset Speedway. The Rules, Guidelines and Plain Common Sense (hereafter referred to as ‘Rules’) set forth herein are designed to provide for the safe, orderly conduct of racing events and establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events.

These Rules will govern the condition of all race meets and race events. By participating in these meets and events, all competitors and their associates are required to comply with the Rules. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of or compliance with these Rules. The Rules are intended solely as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, officials or others.

Since it would be both impractical and nearly impossible to list within the confines of any rule book, all the modifications, adaptations, and infractions that could and would be illegal, it shall be understood for the purpose of rule enforcement that only those items that are specified in this document are allowable and permissible. In addition, Wiscasset Speedway Management reserves the right to suspend, eject, and/or withhold purse from anyone who violates these rules.

At any time – should it become necessary in the interest of fair competition, economy, race procedures, race promotion, or in the interest of the race show itself – Wiscasset Speedway Management reserves the right to modify, add, or delete any rule(s), regulation(s) or specification(s).

 

Well stated by Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – The sport of auto racing is one of the most gratifying forms of competition: A contest of one-on-one, of person vs. machine, of teamwork and support behind the scenes.  Like any sporting activity – skiing, boating, hunting, fishing – auto racing at this local level is a form of recreation.  Please keep in mind local Saturday night racing at any facility may at best be a break-even financial endeavor and should not be entered into as a possible money making business.

 

Best wishes to all for a safe, fun and enjoyable race season!

 



RULES, GUIDELINES & PLAIN COMMON SENSE

In General

 

  • Race Meet” shall, for the purpose of Rules enforcement, be defined as the period of time between the opening and closing of the Pit Entrance Gate.

 

  • Race Event” shall, for the purpose of Rules enforcement, be defined as the period of time between the opening and closing of the track surface.

 

  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal, non-prescribed drugs or substances are prohibited from Wiscasset Speedway property or in any area, including parking lots, that is considered to be publicly used for operation of speedway facilities.  Illegal drugs are as defined by state and federal law.  Non-prescribed drugs are considered to be those not authorized by a state licensed pharmacist.

 

  • Any and/or all person(s) found to be in possession of and/or under the influence of alcohol and/or any illegal, non-prescribed drug will be immediately expelled from the property.  Prescribed drugs being used by competitor(s) must be reported by that person(s) to Speedway Management prior to entering any aspect of competition.

 

  • All person(s) knowingly enter Wiscasset Speedway with full understanding that he/she must abide by these rules and regulations, therefore assume complete responsibility for his/her conduct involving drugs and/or alcohol. Additionally, said person(s) will assume complete responsibility for any/all injuries sustained during the race meet at which time the offenses occurred.

 

  • No firearms are allowed on Wiscasset Speedway property. Any person discovered having firearms will be immediately suspended for the remainder of the race meet and/or expelled from the property for a period of time as determined by Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

  • Altercations will not be tolerated at Wiscasset Speedway.  An altercation shall be defined as any vehement argument, quarrel, disagreement, dispute, verbal/physical exchange, squabble, clash, and/or hostile expression of a difference of opinion.  Any person(s) involved in an altercation will be immediately suspended for the remainder of the race meet and/or expelled from the property for a period of time as determined by Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

  • Offensive language and/or gestures will not be tolerated at Wiscasset Speedway.  Offensive language will be defined as foul, vulgar, threatening and/or abusive words and/or gestures. Any person(s) using offensive language and/or displaying offensive gestures may be immediately suspended for the remainder of the race meet and/or expelled from the property for a period of time as determined by Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

  • Any person(s) considered causing a disturbance of any kind (verbal or physical), disrupting the orderly conduct of a race meet, threatening the safety and well-being of others may be immediately suspended for the remainder of the race meet and/or expelled from the property for a period of time as determined by Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

  • After any suspension, expulsion, rejection, penalty or restriction from participation has been issued to any person(s), Wiscasset Speedway Management reserves the right to review the circumstances on a case-by-case basis, and after having done so, to make a decision at that time as to whether or not the person(s) involved can maintain the capabilities to resume participating at Wiscasset Speedway, in accordance with the current general rules, guidelines, and safety objectives, and in the opinion of  Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

  • With respect to owners, crew, sponsors, spouse/family and/or associates, as important members of the race team, we ask the Driver to be the sole spokesman for his/her race team in any/all matters pertaining to the race events. Additionally, the Driver shall bear responsibility for the conduct of his/her team owners, sponsors, spouse/family and/or associates in any/all matters during race meet.

 

  • No dogs are not allowed in the Pit Area or Grandstand Area of the Speedway during a race meet.

 

  • No cash refunds shall be offered should a race event be canceled or shortened due to weather or unusual conditions. A race event shortened due to weather or unusual conditions shall be considered successful if all qualify/heat races have been complete.

 



RULES, GUIDELINES & PLAIN COMMON SENSE

Pit Gate & Pit Area

 

  • Everyone entering the Pit Area shall pay the required entry fee of $20.00. The $20.00 entry fee paid by a driver shall register him/her for one race event; drivers wishing to register for more than one race event shall pay $20.00 per race event to keep the payout system fair and consistent.

 

  • Prior to entering the pit area, everyone must personally and appropriately register at Pit Gate to receive a Pit Wristband. Those under eighteen (18) years of age (hereafter referred to as Minors), must also present a current and complete Wiscasset Speedway Minor Release Form.  We request all minors twelve (12) years old and under to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

 

  • Speed limit in the pit area is 5 mph for all vehicles. Always Use Caution and Remain Alert in the Pit Area.

 

  • Only vehicles towing race cars will be allowed to park in the pit area.  All other vehicles, including personal vehicles, are only allowed in the Pit Area for the purpose of delivering equipment, people, etc. and then must return to the public parking area. Wiscasset Speedway offers a shuttle service and will gladly help with special needs & requests – just let us know.

 

  • Concrete pads in the pit area (pit pads) are the parking positions for race cars only. During special events, every attempt shall be made to locate visiting race teams on undesignated pads; however, should a mistake be made, the pad will remain the possession of the visiting team for that race meet.  Should this be a concern to you, please arrive early for the race meet.

 

  • Pit Pads not in use on a given race meet may be assigned to any other team for use that day by Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

  • No race car shall carry passengers at any time while in the pit area or on the race surface.

 

  • No person(s) shall have any claim whatsoever for disqualifications, damages to car and/or driver, expenses or otherwise against track officials, owners, operators, or promoters. All entries through Pit Gate understand the potential hazards and risks and agree to self-responsibility.

 

  • Any person(s) involved in an accident with possibility of injury, are to notify race officials immediately for evaluation.  Any person(s) denying possible injury, opts not seek and/or refuses evaluation by track medical team forfeits any and all insurance protection.

 

  • Wiscasset Speedway will help with the disposal of race tires.  We request tires to be disposed piled at one corner of the pit pad prior to your departure.

 

  • Wiscasset Speedway will help with the disposal of trash and race car debris.  We request race car debris to be piled at one corner of the pit pad and trash placed in the provided trash receptacle prior to your departure.

 

  • Wiscasset Speedway Management will review all disputes and infractions, reserving the right to determine if any disciplinary action(s) need to be taken.  All involved will be notified prior to the next regularly scheduled race meet.

 

  • Wiscasset Speedway Management reserves the right to reject any entry for failure to comply with the Rules and the individual or individuals not complying with the Rules shall be penalized as set forth in these Rules or as determined by Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

  • Any incident not covered by these rules shall be decided upon by Wiscasset Speedway Management and may be made a rule for the remainder of the season.

 



RULES, GUIDELINES & PLAIN COMMON SENSE

LINE-UP / HANDICAP

see “Lineup / Handicap / Points system” page

http://wiscassetspeedway.com/divisions/lineups-handicap-points-system/

 



RACING

 

  • Each driver must be approved for competition within any division by Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

  • Decisions shall be based upon a driver’s previous experience with consideration given to past and projected performance and ability.  All decisions are made with first priority being safety for the individual and competing drivers.  All decisions in pairing drivers with similar experience, ability and talent will create fairness of competition, enhance and grow the division and create a positive driver experience.  All decisions are made in the interest of driver safety, limiting damages and expensive repairs for all.  All decisions are the opinion of and solely administered by Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

  • A driver may be denied competition within a division at any time prior to the season start or at any time during a season if, in the opinion of the Wiscasset Speedway Management that driver presents a potentially dangerous situation to other drivers and/or to him/herself, and based upon the guidelines set forth above. Wiscasset Speedway Management may at any time require a physical examination of a driver and/or a doctor’s release before he/she is allowed to compete. The judgment of Wiscasset Speedway Track Officials is final and without recourse as to fitness.

 

  • All cars must take the position in the lineup as assigned. Please notify Race Director of any/all changes, special requests, etc. prior to your event.

 

  • Should a race car become disabled, the driver is eligible to compete with a borrowed car registered to race in the same division as long as Race Director has been notified prior to the event.  Drivers may not switch cars after the event has started.  Should the borrowed car be determined illegal at the conclusion of the event, the driver will forfeit the position, purse and points.

 

  • Once a race car is on the track, it is under the directive of the Flagman and/or Race Director.  Obedience of all directions and/or decisions required.

 

  • In the interest of competitor safety, Drivers involved in cautions due to a wreck or breakdown MUST STAY IN THEIR CAR with safety equipment on until instructed by a track Official or EMT that it is safe to get out. The only exception is if they feel they are in immediate or imminent danger (fire, etc). Once a driver has been allowed to get out of their car, they MUST stay in the immediate vicinity of their car or a track official. Any driver leaving the immediate vicinity of their car and/or confronting another competitor while on the track will be assessed a penalty (parked for remainder of race and scored in last place) .. repeat offenders may be subject to a full “Event DQ”  (no points, no prize money) 
 
  •  Drivers are NOT permitted to use the back stretch pit access to leave the track unless approved or instructed by a qualified track official. The only exceptions shall be for a disabled car that WILL NOT be able to return to racing competition. Any driver who uses the back stretch pit access without approval will receive a penalty (parked for the remainder of the race and scored in last place).

 

  • All cars participating and/or involved in a caution/restart shall go to the rear of the line-up as assigned and directed. Two (2) car incidents may opt to invoke the Gentleman Rule as described below.

 

GENTLEMAN RULE – In the event a competitor makes contact with another resulting in a caution, the common result/rule is for both cars to go to the rear of the field for the ensuing restart. The Gentleman Rule enables a driver to voluntarily accept responsibility for the incident, thus allowing the other car involved to restart in their current position. This is intended for a driver that unintentionally hits the car in front of them or a driver that slows and unintentionally causes the car following them to make contact. The driver needs only to stop near the flag stand and tap his/her hand on the car roof notifying the Flagman and/or Race Director that they are invoking the Gentleman Rule. At that time, the driver will be the only car to be put to the rear for the restart. This rule is intended to introduce a level of Sportsmanship that is welcome and sometimes lacking in racing. To avoid speculation & conflict, this rule will only be implemented in a two (2) car incident. Should three (3) or more cars be involved, then all cars involved are subject to go to the rear of the field at the discretion of the Race Director and/or Flagman for the ensuing restart.

 

  • Any driver pitting under caution must align at the end of the field safely with direction of Track Officials.

 

  • Track officials shall dispatch appropriate equipment for cars requiring assistance and drivers shall not request specific equipment. For reasons of safety and assistance, drivers are required to remain with their car. Any car assisted by wrecker or flatbed may be taken to the infield where it may remain until the end of the race.

 

  • Any car spinning out by itself and causing a caution/restart will be placed at the rear of the line-up at the restart.  Cars purposely and intentionally accelerating during a spin out and endangering others in the process may be subject to disqualification from the event.  Any car spinning out by itself three (3) times in the same event is subject to being parked for the remainder of the race at the discretion of the Race Director / Flagman.

 

  • Drivers determined to purposely “sit & wait” creating an unnecessary caution/restart (“Deliberate Caution”) will align at the rear of the field and will be scored one lap down at the discretion of the Race Director and/or Flagman.

 

  • There shall be no caution/restart of an event because of a spinout or accident if, in the Race Director and/or Flagman’s opinion, the track is not blocked, the driver is not injured and there is no immediate danger.

 

  • In the event that any particular race accumulates an excessive amount of restarts or becomes extraordinarily lengthy may change to single-file restarts. This will be done at the discretion of the Race Director and/or Flagman. From that point forward until the conclusion of the race restarts will begin from a single-file alignment.

 

  • In the event that any particular race accumulates an excessive amount of restarts or becomes extraordinarily lengthy, the race may be shortened due to time restraints.  This decision shall be made by the Race Director and/or Flagman and Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

  • At the discretion of the Flagman and/or Race Director at any time a car considered to be not in competition with and/or considered to be hazardous and/or considered to have a safety issue either to themselves or other competitors will be sent to the pit area. All repairs must be made in the pit area – not on or on the side of the track surface. If after making necessary repairs, the car is able to compete, the car may return to the race at the end of the field.

 

  • A feature race shortened due to weather or unusual conditions will be considered complete should fifty percent (50%) or more of the scheduled laps been complete. Should the feature race be canceled while under caution; the last completed green flag lap will be used to determine the finishing position.

 

  • A feature race that must be stopped or “red flagged” during the final five (5) laps of competition may be considered complete at the discretion of the Wiscasset Speedway Management.  The final finishing position will be determined from the last lap raced and scored under the green flag with the car(s) causing the stopping of the race removed from the last green flag lap and scored using usual scoring procedures.

 

  • A feature race shortened due to weather or unusual conditions and completing less than fifty percent (50%) of scheduled laps may be rescheduled with input from Drivers & Speedway Management.

 

  • A race meet shortened due to weather or unusual conditions shall be considered unsuccessful if all qualify/heat races are not able to be complete. The pit bracelet shall be a valid credential for the next scheduled race event. No cash refunds.

 

  • A race meet shortened due to weather or unusual conditions shall be considered successful if all qualify/heat races have been complete. Earned points will be awarded accordingly. Purse money will be paid for completed features and divisional tow money will be paid to those with incomplete features (incomplete features will not be made up).

 

  • Rough riding, excessive track use, intentionally causing race delays, and all unsportsmanlike conduct of any kind will not be tolerated.  Purposely damaging a competitor’s car is considered to be criminal behavior, will not be tolerated and may be subject to prosecution.

 

  • Drivers and teams determined to be guilty of unsportsmanlike behavior, whether on or off the track, will be immediately suspended for the remainder of the race meet and/or expelled from the property for a period of time as determined by Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

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PENALTIES

All penalties will be assessed at the discretion of the Race Director / Flagman or Wiscasset Speedway Management

 

  • JUMPING THE START OR RESTART = 2 position penalty, assessed at next caution flag or completion of the race (which ever comes first)

 

  •  UNAUTHORIZED USE OF BACKSTRETCH PIT ENTRANCE = Penalty – Parked for remainder of the race, scored in LAST place)

 

  • UNAUTHORIZED GETTING OUT OF CAR UNDER CAUTION = Race Penalty – Parked for remainder of the race, scored in LAST place)

 

  • LEAVING IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF CAR UNDER CAUTION OR CONFRONTING ANOTHER COMPETITOR WHILE OUT OF CAR = Race Penalty – Parked for remainder of the race, scored in LAST place)

 

  • CAUSING “DELIBERATE CAUTION” = 1 lap penalty

 

  • DRIVING OFF TRACK UNDER RED FLAG = Race Penalty – Parked for remainder of the race, scored in LAST place)

 

  • WORKING ON CAR UNDER RED FLAG (ON TRACK OR IN PITS) = Race Penalty – Parked for remainder of the race, scored in LAST place)

 

  • DELIBERATE HITTING OR AGRESSIVE CONTACT WITH ANOTHER CAR WHILE UNDER CAUTION OR AT CONCLUSION OF RACE = FULL EVENT DQ (No Points / No Money)

 

 



 

POINTS

See “Lineups / Handicap / Points System” Page

http://wiscassetspeedway.com/divisions/lineups-handicap-points-system/

 

 



 



 

RULES, GUIDELINES & PLAIN COMMON SENSE

Tech Inspection

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7/26/14 – TECHNICAL ADVISORY FOR ALL CAMBER LIMITED DIVISIONS

1. All camber measurements will be made from the tire sidewall.

2. Driver will remain in the race car during measurement.

3. One crew member may observe the procedure.

4. This is a NO TOLERANCE measurement.

 

  • All race cars entering the pit area are subject to a visual technical inspection. It shall be the responsibility of the Driver to see that his/her car is inspected before going onto the race track.

 

  • Wiscasset Speedway Technical Inspectors shall have the right to inspect any car at any time. Refusal to submit to technical inspection is your right; however, car and driver will not be allowed to participate in any racing events.

 

  • Top three (3) finishers of every feature must go directly from the track to the inspection area. Going to your pit area first will be considered illegal resulting in disqualification forfeiting position, purse, trophy and points for the race event.

 

  • At the time a competitor wins their third (3rd) feature win or any time thereafter, they may subject to an in depth engine inspection.  Any competitor refusing engine inspection will forfeit position, purse, trophy and points for the race event. The car and/or competitor will not be allowed to race again until they submit to required inspection. Cars and/or competitor’s failing engine inspection will be disqualified forfeiting position, purse, trophy and points for the race event.

 

  • Engines used in competition may be subject to a detailed or partial disassembly inspection. Items to be scrutinized to include but not limited to the following –

 

           BUILT ENGINES

  1. Bore size
  2. Crankshaft stroke
  3. Camshaft lift at the lobe
  4. Carburetor and spacer/adapter
  5. Intake manifold
  6. Intake and exhaust valves
  7. Cylinder head with one (1) of each valve removed
  8. Rocker arms
  9. Camshaft followers (lifters)
  10. Any item not listed not listed but deemed necessary to determine rules compliance.
  11. Wiscasset Speedway will make a reasonably reimbursement for the cost of gaskets for any engine that passes inspection.

 

           SEALED CRATE ENGINES

  1. The engine will be removed from the racecar and the following components removed –
  2. Clutch and flywheel
  3. Starter
  4. Exhaust components
  5. All accessories and pulleys
  6. At this time Wiscasset Speedway Management will take possession of the engine assembly, carburetor, and adapter/spacer.
  7. These items will be transported to a dynamometer facility for testing. Following a warm up period to get to operating temperature the engine will make two (2) power pulls to verify power output. All testing will be done using Sunoco Standard Race Fuel unless the car owner supplies their own fuel.
  8. Wiscasset Speedway will bear the cost of this testing for complying engines.
  9. Every effort will be made to return the engine to Wiscasset Speedway property for pick up in a timely manner.
  10. MAX HP. RATING FOR SEALED CRATE ENGINE and following numbers are assuming your carburetor passes all aspects of the gauge system.  Speedway Management will allow a maximum of four (4) percent over the factory rated output.

GM602…..350 x 104% = 364HP

GM603…..355 x 104% = 369HP

GM604…..400 x 104% = 416HP

GM604 w/Legal Cam Change = 475HP max

 



 



 



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