Specific To 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/her self, and based upon the guidelines set forth above. Wiscasset Speedway Management may at any time require a physical examination of a driver or a doctor’s release before he/she is allowed to compete.

 

  • All cars must take the position in the lineup as assigned by the Pit Tower.  Please notify Pit Tower of any/all changes, driver requests, etc. prior to the 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 the Pit Tower 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 and purse.

 

  • 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 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 and/or EMT that is safe to get out. THE ONLY EXCEPTION is if the driver feels he/she is in immediate or imminent danger – ie – fire.  Once the driver has been allowed out of the car, he/she MUST remain in the immediate vicinity of the car or with a Track Official.

 

  • Any driver leaving the immediate vicinity of the car and/or confronting another competitor while on the track will be assessed the penalty of being parked for the remainder of the race and scored last.  Repeat offenders may be subject to a full Event DQ – no points, no payout.

 

  • Drivers are NOT permitted to use the backstretch pit access (track entrance) to leave the track.  Any driver exiting the track via track entrance will be assessed the penalty of being parked for the remainder of the race and scored last.  Track Officials shall have the authority to allow exceptions to this rule when special circumstances deem it necessary.

 

  • 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 start.  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.  To invoke the Gentleman Rule, the driver only needs to stop near the flag stand and tap his/her roof notifying the Flagman and/or Race Director.  At that time, the driver will be the only car 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 and conflict, this rule will only be implemented in a two (2) car incident.  Should three (3) or more cars be involved, then all cars are subject to go to the rear of the field at the discretion of the Race Director and/or Flagman for the ensuing start.

 

  • Any car pitting under caution must align at the end of the field safely under the 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 shall remain with their car.  Should a driver exit the track leaving his/her car, it shall be considered abandoned. Track Officials will have the option to tow the abandoned car to the infield allowing the race to resume as quickly as possible.  The abandoned car shall be delivered to the pit area when time permits.  Any car assisted by wrecker or flatbed, particularly those without required tow chains/hooks may be taken to the infield and remain until the end of the race allowing the race to resume as quickly as possible. 

 

  • Any car spinning out by itself and causing a 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 and/or 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 will 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 number of restarts or becomes extraordinarily lengthy and may change to single-file restarts at any point.  This will be done at the discretion of the Race Director and/or Flagman and Wiscasset Speedway Management.

 

  • In the event that any particular race accumulates an excessive amount of restarts or becomes extraordinarily lengthy, the race shall 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 Race Director and/or Flagman, at any time, a car not in competition with and considered 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 and 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 unusual conditions will be considered complete if fifty percent (50%) or more of the scheduled laps have been completed. Should the event be canceled while under caution; the last 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, the race 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 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 the scheduled laps may be rescheduled with input from Drivers and Speedway Management.

 

  • A race meet shortened due to weather or unusual conditions shall be considered unsuccessful if all quality/heat races are not able to be complete.  The pit wristband 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 completed.  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 the above behaviors, 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.

 

  • With respect to owners, crew members, sponsors, spouse/family and/or associates of a driver 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 during the race meet.  Additionally, the Driver shall bear responsibility for the conduct of his/her team owners, crew members, sponsors, spouse/family and/or associates in any/all matters during the race meet.

 

  • Wiscasset Speedway Management reserves the right to reject any entry for failure to comply with the Rules.  Any individual(s) 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 may be decided upon by Wiscasset Speedway Management and may be made a rule for the remainder of the season.

 

Last Edit 11/20/17

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