General Rules

 

RULEBOOK DISCLAIMER

The rules and/or regulations set therein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.

The chief steward shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

Throughout this rulebook, reference is made to "stock" or "stock replacement" parts. "Stock" means OEM factory produced non hi-performance parts for an automobile. "Stock Replacement" means parts that are produced by an aftermarket manufacturer to blueprint OEM specifications, which do not exceed these specifications in any manner.

441 Speedway officials reserve the right to disqualify and/or penalize a driver for equipment that does not fall within the guidelines of this rulebook. Their decision is final and binding and will be upheld by the speedway management.

TRACK POLICY 441 Speedway is private property. Any person on this property without the permission of 441 Speedway management is guilty of trespass and subject to the penalties prescribed by law.

RAIN-OUT POLICY

Once a feature event is completed within any division after all the heat races and qualifying have been completed, the racing program will be considered a complete show. Divisions not completing a feature event that evening will run a double feature program the following week. The first feature will be run according to the line-up for the rain date or at the point the feature was halted. The second feature will be run according to the blind draw held at the pit window prior to the new night's event start. There will not be any heat races on double feature nights for the divisions running two features. Points and prize money will be issued for both features. There will be NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES DUE TO RAINOUTS. In the event that the following week is a scheduled special event, changes may be made to this policy to accommodate different sponsors and situations beyond our control.

PROMOTIONAL RELEASE

Any competitor who wishes to compete at 441 Speedway during any race event or promotional event, consents to the use of their name, pictures of themselves and their race car, video of themselves and their race car for publicity, advertising and endorsements both before and after the events, and relinquishes any rights to photos or videos taken in connection with events and consents to the publication or sale of such photos as the speedway so desires

FUEL AND TIRES

1. FUEL:

• All divisions must run either the track 110 or 112 racing fuel or un-altered pump gas. "Un-altered" means no mixing or co-mingling of different fuels together. Drivers may use standard pump gas, meaning gas purchased at the "corner gas station". All racing fuel must be of the same specifications, specific gravity, color and smell of the track fuel, no additives are allowed in any fuel. The track reserves the right to take samples of fuel at any time for testing. Any additives/mixing detected in fuel will result in fine, suspension, loss of purse, loss of points or any combination thereof. Alcohol, nitrous oxide or any oxygen producing additives (does not apply to CHP or Base crate fuel) or chemicals are not allowed in any competitors fuel and violators will be subject to a fine, suspension, loss of purse and loss of points or any combination thereof. 110 or 112 racing fuels are available at the speedway.

2. TIRES:

  • Hoosiers may be purchased at track during business hours.
  • Tires must punch a 40 for: Hoosiers: D21, Crate 21 or 1350
  • Tires must punch a 50 for: Hoosier: D55 or 1600
  • H500 tire size (8.0/27.5-15 or 8.0/26.5-15 or 8.0/27.0-15)
  • Bomber, Pure Stock, Super Street: "Hoosier H500 ONLY"

3. PURCHASES OF TIRES &/OR FUEL:

• Racing fuel and tires may be purchased during regular business hours. They are also available in the pit area during race nights

• Payment must be received at the time of purchase. There will be a $25 service charge on any returned checks.

• If purchased on race night you will be permitted to sign for your purchases, but all outstanding balances must be paid within seven (7) days or the amount will be deducted from the driver's pay.

• If outstanding balances have not been satisfied, you will not be allowed to compete again at the speedway until all balances are paid in full.

RESERVED PIT SPACES FOR WEEKLY EVENTS

1. Weekly racing series competitors may reserve pit spaces anywhere in the enclosed pit area for the weekly racing season.

2. Pit spaces along turn 1 and 2 may be reserved for $125 annually. Reservations are accepted at the 441 office. Reserved pit spaces are marked on the pit space signs. Haulers will have their own area for parking behind front stretch.

3. No private cars or trucks are allowed in the hot pit area. This includes vehicles parked in unoccupied reserved pit spaces. All vehicles, except the truck pulling the trailer, must be parked in the infield spectator area or outside the infield in the grandstand parking area.

4. 441-speedway assumes no responsibility for any vehicles, trailers, racecars, equipment, parts or contents of vehicles while they are parked on speedway property.

A WALK THROUGH FOR YOUR NIGHT AT THE RACES

1. Drivers may request a walkthrough of speedway before race by contacting officials.

2. It is necessary to secure a "pit pass" for entry into pit area.

3. You can reserve a pit space for the season; inquire at the track office for availability.

4. Drivers can draw for running order at scale house.

5. The Technical Director will come to your pit to inspect for safety and rule compliance. Your car must be approved prior to competing in any events, including hot laps.

6. Raceceivers will be mandatory for all Late Models, Super Street, Pure Stocks, Bomber and 440's.

7. Race line-ups and order of events are posted on Scale house Bulletin Board.

8. The Pit Concessions are located in the center of the pit area.

9. The tire truck is located at the scale house.

10. Rest rooms are located adjacent to the pit concessions.

11. Fuel is available at fuel pumps. Drive through pump area from overflow towards pit road.

12. Waste oil deposit barrels are located in the tech area for deposit of all used oil. DO NOT EMPTY OIL INTO TRASH RECEPTACLES AND/OR THE GROUND.

13. Staging Area: Is located near turn 2 in the pit area.

14. Hot Laps: This is not racing; just warm-ups! All belts, window nets, helmet and uniform must be in place. Proceed to staging area near turn two of the pit area; a 441 official will direct you on to the speedway.

15. Driver's Meeting: Will take place near the 441 Scale house area. It is mandatory that all drivers attend.

16. Race Line Ups: Are according to the blind draw or by how you finished in a previous race that night. Watch the line up board for your division and car number. If your car number is not listed on the board, contact an official immediately. When it's time for your division to race, proceed to the Staging Area. The track official will direct you in lining up racecars and letting you on to the track. Watch the flagman, as all need to be in position prior to the previous race's white flag being displayed.

17. Race Time: We cannot tell you how to race. Remember to respect your fellow drivers and their equipment. Watch the flagman, watch for the caution lights, be alert, be aware and most of all have fun! Good Luck!

18. Payoff: Will be at the completion of all races for that night and will take place at the Grandstand Ticket Booth.

GENERAL RULES

This general rule section applies to each and every racer, mechanic and/or pit personnel. Some items, obviously, do not apply to each class – you can easily determine which rules do not apply to you. You are expected to know the rules – ignorance will not be tolerated as an excuse. DRIVERS WITH QUESTIONS REGUARDING RACE CALLS MUST WAIT UNTIL THE END OF RACE AND SHOULD DISCUSS ANY ISSUE OR DISCREPANCY WITH FLAGMAN. IF HE OR SHE CHOOSES NOT TO WAIT TILL THE END OF THE RACE, HE OR SHE WILL BE DISQUAILFIED.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Every driver should inspect the racing surface and the race track to learn of any defects, obstructions, or anything, which, in their opinion, is unsafe, and they shall report that condition in writing to the speedway management. Any driver entering any racing event is considered to have inspected the track and all conditions are satisfactory to them. If not, they should not race. The participant further indicates that he is aware that auto racing involves risk and assumes the risks with full awareness and knowledge.

GENERAL RULE STATEMENT

The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all 441 Speedway events, and by participating in these events, 441 Speedway racers, mechanics and/or pit personnel are deemed to have complied with these rules. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators or others.

ACCIDENT CLAIM AND/OR INJURY INFORMATION

Report all injuries immediately to an official for proper reporting. If you are physically unable to provide necessary information to complete the reporting have a crewmember or other responsible party provide all necessary information for proper insurance guidelines to be followed. No claims will be considered unless reported prior to leaving the speedway property that day.

MINORS (Competition and Restricted Areas)

1. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to drive, warm-up or race a car unless they are able to furnish a minor release from their parents or legal guardians. You must be 16 years of age to be eligible for competition in the Super Street or Late Model divisions and 16 years of age in the Pure Stock and Bomber.

2. Due to insurance regulations anyone under the age of 18 entering the pit area, must have the proper parent/guardian release forms on file in the 441 ticket office.

REGISTRATION AND POINTS

It is required that all drivers register giving full information including: Name, Social Security/Tax Identification Number you wish your earnings reported under, address, and a current phone number. If any information changes during the season, you must notify the speedway office.

The 2013 points season opens four weeks after season opener and will close one week before season ends.

Points for Feature Races will be awarded as follows (all divisions):

1-175                       11-130                             21-100

2-170                       12-127                             22-97

3-165                       13-124                             23-94

4-160                       14-121                             24-91

5-155                       15-118                             25-88

6-150                       16-115                             26-85

7-146                       17-112                             27-82

8-142                       18-109                             28-79

9-138                       19-106                             29-76

10-134                     20-103                             30-73

 

CAR IDENTIFICATION AND NUMBER REGISTRATION

1. All car numbers are reserved for the season.

2. Car numbers must be no less than eighteen (18) inches high with a three (3) inch wide stroke. All numbers must be easy to read from the scoring tower. .

3. Each car must have their car number (highly visible) on the right front headlamp cover at all times. This will assist track officials with line-ups.

RACECEIVERS

Raceceivers will be mandatory for all divisions!!! Racecievers will be available for purchase at the speedway parts truck. Parts truck has a very limited number of raceceivers that may be rented for a single night of racing. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure his/her raceceiver is working properly. Drivers will not be allowed to race without a raceceiver.

GENERAL RACING POLICY

1. The racing officials will resolve any disagreement over technical rules, car specifications or operation of event(s). When their decision is rendered, such decision is final and binding.

2. The racing officials will establish the length, frequency and administration of all events and programs and when their decisions are rendered, that is final and binding. Exceptions to the rules and specifications may be made on a temporary basis at the discretion of the race officials.

3. The officials will determine all finishing positions and their decisions are final and binding.

4. Any complaints, disputes, questions or problems must be directed to the chief steward immediately following the completion of the entire event (not just your race). No one is allowed to disrupt the racing program at any time by confronting officials on the track, at the flag stand, the race director's box or by entering the scoring tower. DRIVERS NOT FOLLOWING THIS GUIDE LINE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

5. The speedway may impound any car involved in a serious accident.

6. This rulebook does not address all aspects of a racecar in detail. Any variance or interpretation to the rules is at the Chief Steward discretion – not yours, thus any part, item, equipment not specified or approved by the tech staff, will be declared illegal.

FLAG RULES

1. Any driver who does not obey the flag rules or continuously ignores the signals from the flag stand will be subject to disqualification and possible further penalty.

2. Green Flag: Displayed to start the race or restart the race. Cars must maintain their formation until the green flag is displayed.

3. Yellow Flag & Caution Lights: Caution on the speedway. Cars are expected to slow down and maintain their positions until instructed by the officials. WE DO NOT RACE BACK TO THE FLAGSTAND. If a full lap is not completed, we will go back to the last completed lap

4. Red Flag: Slow down and come to a complete stop as soon as possible. Watch for safety personnel and leave them a clear path on the track. Do not get out of your racecar. No pit crews are allowed on the track during a red flag and no work is allowed on the car during a red flag situation.

5. Black Flag: Any car receiving a black flag must immediately go to the pits for consultation with officials. DO NOT STOP ON THE TRACK. Failure to obey the black flag will result in car disqualification, fine and possible further penalty. A driver receiving a black flag for disciplinary problems will be subject to a fine of not less than the driver's pay for the event and the loss of any points for that event.

6. Blue with Yellow Stripe Flag: Passing flag indicates slower cars must move to the inside or outside and allow faster cars to pass them. All cars being lapped must cease racing each other and allow the leader to pass then they may resume racing.

7. White Flag: Leader has started the final lap of the race.

8. Checkered Flag: Race is finished. All cars finish the race on the lap the checkered flag is shown to the leader. All cars must pass under the checkered flag to be scored for that lap.

CONDUCT

1. No driver, crewmember or any other person may enter the pit area unless they have personally signed all releases, entry and registration forms.

2. Any fighting or reckless driving may subject the offender to fines and or penalties, possible probation and or suspension depending upon the seriousness of the incident and the decision of the officials and management. Any continuing problems from the same individual or same race team may result in permanent suspension.

3. Any acts that the speedway sees as detrimental to the sport of auto racing or detrimental to the integrity of the speedway operation will be subject to a fine, suspension and/or probation. This may include fighting, entering another competitors pit in retaliation, using your race car for retaliation, using profanity in front of officials, management and/or fans, disrupting the continuity of the event by displaying anger or displeasure in front of the officials, management or fans. The track management reserves the right to issue a penalty that includes a fine, probation and suspension or any combination thereof. If you want to race, we welcome you. If you want to be a troublemaker, please don't come to the track. Keep in mind this facility promotes family entertainment.

4. At all race events, the driver assumes the responsibility for actions of ALL members of their team including, but not limited to, crew members, family and fans who accompany the team in the pit area before, during and after an event and will be held accountable for their actions.

5. Profane signs on your racecar, sexual signs, etc. are taboo.

6. Penalties and fines for violation of the conduct, race procedures, general rules and car specifications may be implemented per this rulebook to all participants at the discretion of the officials and/or management.

7. The possession, consumption or distribution of ANY alcoholic beverage or controlled substances at anytime while in restricted areas is strictly prohibited.

8. At anytime, the display of any type of weapon or threat of bodily harm may result in the permanent suspension of the entire racing team and may result in arrest of all parties involved.

9. At all race events the driver must inform officials of the team's crew chief who will represent the team when the driver is on the racetrack or becomes incapacitated. During any consultations with officials, the driver or the crew chief shall be the sole representative of the team.

10. Any driver and/or crew member who has been suspended from 441 Speedway events for rough driving, disorderly conduct, etc., will not be allowed to participate at any events conducted at the speedway until all penalties have been satisfied which includes serving out suspensions and paying all fines.

11. All decisions by officials and official scoring are final and all participants agree to abide by these decisions.

12. When in the pit area, maintain a constant watch for your own protection.

13. The track reserves the right to modify any rule in this book as deemed necessary by officials and management.

RACE PROCEDURES

1. The only people allowed on the racetrack and outside the infield pit guardrail are racing officials. Drivers must stay in their cars while on racetrack. DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR. Pit crews, car owners and personnel related to any car are not allowed on the track following any accident or injury.

2. No repairs are allowed to a racecar except in the pit area. Pit crews are not allowed to come on to the racing surface for any reason during an event. This includes red flag situations.

3. A driver may move up a division during the season, but once they have made the move, the driver cannot move back to that division without a majority vote by that division's drivers (must be approved by the chief steward).

4. Drivers must draw their own number for heat and qualifying line-ups at the draw window prior to entering the night's event. Heat and feature line-ups will be posted in the pits (at the scale house).

5. Any car that has been qualified for the feature event can be driven by another driver in that event, subject to notification to scoring, but will relinquish their starting position and start at the rear of the field. The same is true in the case of a driver using a back-up car. The points will follow the driver of the racecar, not the car itself or the car owner.

6. A back-up car may only be used in the event that a racecar becomes disabled during preliminary competition (warm-ups or Heat Race) on that specific race night. If the back-up car does not meet the divisional specifications, the driver may only complete one lap and exit into the pit area (no exceptions).

7. Cars must be lined up and ready to race prior to the white flag being displayed in the previous race. Any driver failing to be lined up prior to this time will be lined up at the rear of the field. Drivers in place will move straight up in their rows with the latecomers falling to the rear in the order they came to the staging area. All drivers must follow the official's direction.

8. The race begins at commencement of pace laps, but official scoring and distance begins when the official starting flag is displayed. At the beginning of the race, the field must maintain a nose to tail, side by side formation at a consistent speed until the green flag is waved. If a caution is displayed prior to a lap being completed, a complete restart will result with all retaining their starting positions except for those determined to be involved in the cause of the caution. If after two unsuccessful tries at starting a race double file fails, a single file start will be used.

9. When a caution flag is thrown, drivers must slow down safely and maintain their position on the track. We do not race back to the flag stand. If a full lap is not completed, we will go back to the last completed lap.

10. At the discretion of the officials, any car causing a caution or any car involved in causing the caution will be placed at the rear of the field for the restart. Any driver involved with two (2) cautions within the same race, will be black flagged from that race and sent to the pit area.

11. All restarts are made by the lead car anytime after passing the designated line on the wall and prior to flag stand. If the leader does not fire by the time he reaches the flag stand, the flagman will restart the race. All drivers must remain in position and are not allowed to pass until after the restart. When the leader accelerates, the remainder of the field must do so also. If you do not accelerate when the remainder of the field does and you are passed, this is not considered a jump. Jumping is a judgment call that is determined by track officials. The first time a driver is deemed to have jumped the restart, they will be penalized two positions from where they were before they jumped the restart at the next available time or at the end of the race, whichever comes first. A second jump within the same race will result in a black flag and a one-lap penalty. If a car breaks on a restart, they should move to the inside or outside to allow remainder of field to pass.

12. If a red flag is displayed, slow down as quickly as possible and come to a stop on the track. We may need to dispatch the ambulance and fire truck and they need a clear path to the accident.

13. There will be NO ROUGH DRIVING. Any car that intentionally spins out or drives into another car will be immediately black-flagged to the pits for consultation with the officials, and will be subject to further penalty as deemed necessary. We will not tolerate rough driving.

14. All cars must enter the speedway in turn 2 and exit the speedway in turn 1.

15. Drivers must maintain a safe speed in the pit area (even during a race). Any driver entering or exiting the pit area at what is deemed to be an unsafe manner may be black-flagged from the race and be subject to further penalty.

16. During the regular season on regular race nights (does not include double feature nights or nights when heats are not run), the following distances and time limits will be imposed, unless changes are necessary and are made by chief steward prior to the event.

Division     Heat Laps     Feature Laps    Time Limit

NCL         2 lap Qualify          15            30 minutes

LM           2 lap Qualify          20            30 minutes

SS                     6                  15            20 minutes

PS                     6                  15            20 minutes

Bom                  6                  15            20 minutes

440                   6                  10            15 minutes

17. A time limit of seven (7) minutes will be imposed upon each heat race. The time begins when the initial green flag falls. When the time limit has been exceeded, the race will be declared official when the leader is given the checkered flag. Rookies must begin their heat and feature race from the rear of the field for their first three events (double features are considered two events).

18. If the time limit is reached prior to the completion of the scheduled laps, a green-white-checkered format will be implemented immediately. There will be one chance given to complete the race event under this format. If a caution is thrown after the green-white-checkered format has begun, the cars will be scored as they cross the line and the race will be considered complete.

19. Line-ups will be determined by:

a. Heat Races by a blind draw conducted at the draw window. Those failing to draw prior to draw being cut-off will be placed at the rear of a heat race. Transfer positions will be dependent upon car count. Divisions having less than six (6) cars will run one (1) heat race.

b. If a "B" Feature is run, the non-qualifiers will be lined up according to their finish in the heat races straight up. Transfer positions will be dependent upon car count.

c. The "A" Feature for the Late Model, Super Street, Pure Stock, Bomber and 440's will be lined up according to their finish in the heat races straight up.

d. On nights when a division does not run heat races, the line-ups will be according to the blind draw held at the draw window for their feature race.

20. On nights when a division runs double features, there will not be any heat races run for that division. The line-ups will be according to the blind draw held at the draw window. The feature will be inverted from the starting field line up for the second feature (If you started on the pole for the first feature, you will start last for the second feature).

21. After any race has been completed, the officials have the right to inspect any part of any cars. If you are directed to go to the scales or the inspection area, you must do so immediately. Any competitor not going directly to the tech area will be disqualified from the race. (exceptions may occur)

22. Any participant who refuses to allow tech officials to inspect their car will be subject to the following: Any competitor who fails to tear down a car for inspection and/or fails to surrender any illegal part(s) and/or equipment when requested to do so by an official will be disqualified from the event, lose all points and prize money from that event. There cannot be an appeal allowed without the parts in question being turned in at the time the official's request is made. The car will remain ineligible until after the required inspection has been completed by an official.

23. Any participant found to be illegal and disqualified from an event will not receive points or prize money for that event. If found illegal on a double features night, the car will be declared illegal for both races and will not receive points or prize money for either race.

PROTESTS

1. All protests must be presented by the driver to a 441 official in writing; the driver must be competing at the event and must follow the guidelines of this rulebook.

2. A "visual protest" must be declared in writing to an official at least thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of the feature race for that division and be accompanied by a cash bond of $25. A "visual protest" is a protest, which does not require the removal of a part to determine the legality of any part on the car. "Visual" refers to anything outwardly visible, and "visual" therefore means anything under the hood or car that is outwardly visible to the official.

a. If a "visual protest" is upheld, the driver must turn over the protested part to the officials prior to the beginning of the feature. The driver will be fined $100, which is payable that night or the driver will lose all points and prize money for that event.

3. A "formal protest" must be declared in writing to an official within ten (10) minutes after the conclusion of the feature race for that division (the second feature in the case of double feature events). The "formal protest" must include the proper cash bond at the time the protest is presented to the official. A "formal protest" can be lodged against another competitor's car for an alleged violation of rules, which is only accessible through the use of tools. The cash bond CANNOT be collected from other drivers or crews but has to be posted by the protesting driver or car owner solely.

a. A driver must finish in the top ten of their division's feature race; on the lead lap and behind the car they wish to protest. There is no protesting of cars finishing worst than you in that feature event. If needed, official scoring will announce each driver's position.

b. The 441 Speedway official shall decide whether the matter is protest able and if so, shall decide the protest as promptly as possible. A decision that the matter is not protest able is final and non-appealable. The officials have the right to not accept a protest that they feel has been made in retaliation and/or spite.

c. Any competitor who fails to tear down a car after being protested and/or fails to surrender any illegal part(s) and/or equipment when requested to do so by an official will be disqualified from the event, lose all points and prize money from that event, be suspended for the next two (2) events and forfeit 50% of all accumulated championship points. There cannot be an appeal allowed without the parts in question being turned in at the time the official's request is made. The car will remain ineligible until after an official has completed the requested inspection.

d. A maximum of one (1) item allowed per protest. Bore/Stroke is considered one item.

e. If the protest is upheld, the protested driver forfeits all points/purse won at that event and the cash bond less the inspection fee is refunded.

f. If the protest is disallowed, the cash bond will be forfeited to the driver of the protested car less the inspection fee.

g. All tech items cannot be covered in this book. If while in the process of inspection or engine tear-down, officials see another non-protested tech item which is viewed to be an intentional violation of the rulebook, then tear-down will cease and the car will be declared illegal. The official must see the tech item in question and may ask the team to show them the tech item for further inspection.

h. Only the following persons will be allowed in the teardown area unless asked by an official. Only 441 officials, 441 management and two (2) members of the protested racing team handling the removal of the protested components. After the protested components have been removed and turned over, only 441officials, 441management and one (1) person of the protested team will be allowed into the inspection room or area to determine the legality of the protested components. After the inspection is complete the protesting team will be notified of the findings.

i. All drivers (including those not directly involved with the protest) are reminded they are responsible for their crew and fans at all times. Misconduct or behavior that is detrimental to the protest process may result in forfeiture of the protest bond and/or ceasing of the protest procedure with additional fines and/or suspensions levied against those teams disrupting the protest procedure. This includes team members, car owners and fans of other race teams. Respect the task at hand.

j. Any car protested for a P & G check must have the car ready for inspection within thirty (30) minutes after the completion of the feature event. Head and engine removal protests must have their engines ready within one (1) hour after the completion of the race. Unless these time limits are observed, a car may be declared illegal.

k. Protest involving engine tear down will be scheduled when all parties can meet but not the night of the protest. Car will be locked away in Tech building.

4. Protests in the Super Street, Pure Stock and Bomber divisions.

a. Protest fee for a single item is 150.00 each section under this line is combinations of plus the 150.00 example: crankshaft removal: 150.00 + engine removal 250.00 +crank removal 350.00 = 750.00

 

b. Crankshafts will be removed only at the discretion of the officials when there is sufficient reason to view the crankshaft outside of the engine block.

5. Protests in the Late Model division

a. Protest fee for a single item is 200.00. Each section under this line is combinations of plus the 200.00 example: crankshaft removal: 200.00 + engine removal 250.00 +crank removal 350.00 = 800.00

i. P & G fee is $100 (track retains $25). P&G is considered one item.

i. One (1) item protest fee is $200 (track retains $50)

ii. If head removal is required, the fee is $250 (track retains $75) Total $450

iii. If engine removal is required, the fee is $300 (track retains $100)

iv. If crankshaft removal is required, the fee is $350 (track retains $125)

b. Crankshafts will be removed only at the discretion of the officials when there is sufficient reason to view the crankshaft outside of the engine block.

i. Crate motor cam profile fee is $300 (track retains $200)

ii. Crate motor tear down $200 extra to cover seals Total $1100

6. On P & G check only, any car protested where P & G shows engine to be larger than legal size, then engine will be declared illegal. Protested car may request head removal for bore & stroke check. If the engine checks the legal size, then the engine is declared legal. If the protester is not satisfied with the P&G check, he may add an additional cash bond of $150 and the protested car's heads will be removed for additional checking. This must also be in writing prior to the beginning of the P & G protest and accompanied by the additional cash bond. If the additional cash bond is not used, the additional money will be returned.

Bomber Auto Trans Protest:

Check trans. type or converter size: $150 (track retains $75, Protester if illegal $75, Protested if legal $75)

Pull trans. for tear down $250

• Illegal: track retains $125, Protester $125

• Legal: track retains $100 protested $150

Super Street Shock Claim Rule:

There is a $150 per shock claim rule in place for 2013. Only cars finishing in top three at an event are eligible to have their shocks claimed, and the protester must finish behind the car he is claiming the shocks from. You must claim all 4 shocks. This must be done within 10 min. of completion of the event. Failure to turn shocks over will result in disqualification, loss of winnings and points for the event.

APPEALS

Drivers may appeal a disqualification by submitting a written appeal with references to the rulebook and written evidence defending their position along with an appeals fee of $50. All parts must remain at the track and in the possession of the 441 officials for any appeal to be considered. The appeal must be submitted with the proper fee included before the close of business on the next full business day.

CAR AND ROLL CAGE CONSTRUCTION (ALL WEEKLY DIVISIONS)

Also refer to each division's rules section for additional specifications

1. Competing Models: All divisions are open to American made passenger cars. No jeeps, suburban's, or SUV's. . Refer to division's rules for additional specifications on make and models allowed.

2. Bodies: All cars must have complete bodies as described in their individual rules sections. A complete body is defined as hood, fenders, doors, trunk, and roof and must be in good appearance and good mechanical condition. No junk allowed. No car will be allowed to compete with excessive body damage.

3. Electrical: Batteries can be mounted in the driver's compartment or trunk as long as they are safely mounted, concealed and completely enclosed. Self-starter must be in working order and car must be able to leave the pits on its own.

4. Fuel Systems: If gas line runs through driver's compartment, it must be enclosed in some type of steel tubing and follows the contour of the floor pan. Electric fuel pumps are NOT ALLOWED in any racing division. (440's exempt) Fuel tank must be securely mounted in rear of car.

5. Miscellaneous: Electronic traction control devices are not allowed. Mandatory window bars (minimum of three) in front of driver's seat. Any type of radiator may be used as long as it is concealed under the hood. Welding of steering parts is not allowed except for reinforcement. You cannot weld broken parts back together. YOU MUST HAVE WRECKER HOOK-UPS ON THE FRONT AND REAR AT ALL TIMES.

6. Roll Cage Construction: All cars/trucks are required to have a roll cage. All cages must be constructed of black iron pipe or seamless steel round tubing with a minimum outside diameter of 1.5" and a minimum wall thickness of .083. No conduit, exhaust, galvanized or aluminum pipe allowed. A minimum of a four-point roll cage is required in all divisions (that is four vertical bars welded to the frame inside the driver's compartment). A rear hoop behind the driver's head welded to the two rear vertical bars is required. A front hoop following the contour of the driver's side windshield post and top of the windshield welded to the front two vertical bars is also required. Four top bars are required. A minimum of three (3) horizontal bars are required in the driver's side door and two (2) horizontal bars are required in the passenger side door. All connections to be fully welded with gussets installed. Roll bar installation and workmanship must be appeal. Box tubing must be securely welded to floor pan and roll cage. See divisional rules for more on roll cage and car construction.

SAFETY REGULATIONS

1. Car Inspection: All cars are subject to a safety and legality inspection at any time before, during or after any event. If the Chief Steward deems a car has not met all track safety or rule standards, that car may not be allowed to compete until all deficiencies have been corrected. It is the responsibility of the driver, car owner and crew, individually and severally, (not the 441 officials) to have the car free from mechanical defects, in safe racing condition and properly inspected prior to any event.

a. Inspection & Practice Dates prior to the season opener are available by calling the speedway office or by visiting 441speedway.com

b. Drivers may also call the speedway office and make an appointment to come to the track during regular business hours between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for a pre-race safety and technical inspection.

2. Seat & Safety Harness: Seat back can be mounted no further rearward than rear vertical edge of driver's door. Safety belts and driver's seat must be secured to the roll cage (not floor pan) and must be approved by the track officials. A quick release seat belt and shoulder harness of at least three (3) inches in width is mandatory. Anti-submarine belts are highly recommended. Safety belts must have legible date of manufacture on nametag, may not be more than five (5) years old and must have safety approval by track officials.

3. Fire Extinguishers: Working on-board 2 LB. fire extinguishers with gauge are required in all racecars and must be securely mounted within arm's reach of the driver. DO NOT TAPE THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO A ROLL BAR. It is Georgia law that all tow vehicles in a hot pit area are required to have a minimum of one ten (10 lb.) pound A-B-C Fire Extinguisher in their possession and must be on display and easily accessible at the back of the race car trailer. All teams competing at 441 speedway will be required to abide by this law. All fire extinguishers will be checked during pre-season safety inspections and again periodically throughout the year. Those drivers not in compliance with this Georgia state law will not be allowed to participate until the situation has been corrected. If the situation cannot be corrected by race time, the team will have to leave the hot pit area.

4. Window Nets: Each car must be fitted with an approved window screen protecting the driver's door window. (Excluding Late Model)

5. Helmet: Every driver is required to wear a helmet any time his or her car enters the racing surface. It is mandatory that helmets be labeled Snell Foundation Approved with a minimum requirement of Snell 90. The track officials must approve all helmets.

6. Driver's Suits: Fire retardant driver suits are required in all division. This includes top and pants. No short pants, tank tops, short sleeves, jeans, etc. allowed. Make sure the driver's suit is clean of grease or fuel spills. Look for torn or worn out areas. If the suit is full of holes or is extremely dirty and unsafe, the track officials may ask you to find a new protective racing suit prior to competition.

a. The following safety equipment is not required, but highly recommended.

i. Driver uniform that is double layer.

ii. Flame retardant racing gloves.

iii. Underwear, head sock (balaclava), foot socks and shoes that is flame retardant.

iv. Full-face helmet and arm restraints.

v. Roll bar padding around the driver area.

vi. Neck Restraint. (Hans or similar device)

7. Fuel Cells: They must be fully enclosed in steel (.020 minimum thicknesses) and securely mounted in the rear of the car/truck. Fuel cells in the Super Street and Pure Stock can hang no lower than the frame rails.

8. Fire Walls: Complete sheet metal (.020 minimum) firewalls are required between the driver's compartment/fuel cell area and the driver's compartment/engine area. Aluminum firewalls are not allowed in the Super Street, Pure Stock, bomber, 440 divisions. Refer to the division section for additional requirements on the Fire Walls.

9. Driveshaft Loops: A driveshaft safety loop made of flat bar (.25" x 2" minimum size) is required. It should be installed about 12 inches from the rear of the transmission. Construct it so that the driveshaft cannot fall down onto the track in the event of u-joint failure.

10. All weights added to the car must be mounted with proper weight mounts or double bolted and plated. All added weights must be painted white and have a contrasting car number visible.

• Legal tire numbers for 441 Late model: Hoosier D21, crate 21, or Spec. 1350 Any location.

• Hoosier D55 or 1600. RR only

• Legal tire numbers for bomber, pure stock and super street: Hoosier: H 500 (8.0/26.5-15 or 8.0/27.0-15)

• Legal tire numbers for 440's : DOT standard production, Max. 60 series.

 ANY CAR WINNING THREE (3) RACES IN A ROW OR FIVE (5) IN A SEASON WILL BE SUBJECT TO A TRACK INSPECTION OF ANY OR ALL ITEMS ON THE WINNING CAR.THIS WILL BE INITIATED BY THE TRACK.