The following rules have been organized for your convenience. These rules have been created and followed by boards and series of this sport as a guideline for over the past 40 years.
NO INSURANCE FEES ARE REFUNDABLE AFTER PRACTICE HAS BEGUN.
IF YOU HAVE ENTERED A CLASS AND YOU HAVE PRACTICED, YOU CANNOT HAVE AN ENTRY FEE REFUNDED.
A minor is considered as being under 18 years of age. Any participant under the age of 18 MUST submit a completed Minor Release Form provided by AKRA.
A participant must be a minimum of 5 years of age before entering the racing area.
A driver must enter at least 1 class before going onto the track for a practice session. Failure to do so could lead to suspension.
*A driver that is close on age to the next tier class and parents feel the driver has experience may advance. An older driver can not drop down in class. If the race director feels the driver is unable to handle the advanced tier then the entry will be taken out of advanced class.
There will be NO SUBSTITUTE driver submitted for any event in the NCDS or LRP Local Point Series.
Any faulty payment for any fees will have a $50 collection fee.
RULES OF CONDUCT AND UNRULY DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
NO ONE IS TO HIT IN ANY WAY A STAFF MEMBER OF ANY TYPE INCLUDING THE RACE DIRECTOR OR OWNER OF A RACE TRACK. DOING SO WILL LEAD TO IMMEDIATE AND PERMANATE DISMISSAL FROM THE TRACK INCLUDING ANY OTHER TRACK MANAGED BY TOMMY BURROW.
ALL FIGHTING IS PROHIBITED! Our intent is to keep a family type atmosphere.
First time fight or altercation will receive 1 race suspension and 0 points for the entire night with a return to track permission fee of $250.
Second fight or altercation will receive a 3 race suspension and 0 points for the entire night with a return to track permission fee of $500.
Third fight or altercation will receive permanent suspension from Liberty Raceway Park and any other track we direct. These rules are not an annual rule. It will be collective from first incident.
Everyone that enters the track entrance is to behave in a respectful and orderly manner. Physical violence, verbal abuse, threats, or intimidation directed to anyone will be subject to immediate disciplinary action by the Race Director including and/or ejection for the event.
Drivers are responsible for the conduct and actions of their pit crew and family members. Unacceptable actions of a crew member and/or family member may subject the driver to penalty or disqualification from an event.
Before entering the track racing area, the individual must be signed in for insurance-related documents and follow registration procedures.
PIT AREA RULES
No karts are to be driven through the pit area.
All trailers are required to have a fire extinguisher.
It is the kart owner’s responsibility to have their kart in a safe working condition.
All oil is to be deposited in the oil waste barrels provided.
All bicycles, scooters, hover boards and any other such devise are to be parked when practice starts.
No karts are to go out onto the public road.
All trash is to be put into the bag given at the gate. If you did not receive one, please to back to the gate or to the flag stand and ask for one.
GENERAL RACING RULES
When you are slowing a kart on the track, you must signal by rising your hand high enough to be visible from behind and gradually teer into the higher groove of the tack for exiting.
Start and event will be signal file with leader advancing exiting the 4th turn and as directed by flagman.
No kart shall pass to the inside of the field until a designated line which is painted on the track has been reached in the turn 2 area. Passing to the outside of the field is accepted.
Caution on the first attempt of start, original lineup. After first official start, the karts in caution will be directed to the rear of the field.
After a kart has left the grid area and proceeded to the race area and is the kart has a problem such as a spark plug fouls, a flat tire, or a chain breaks for examples, the kart must leave the track and will not be permitted to return to race area. All tools are prohibited or assistance from anyone also prohibited to fix such breakdowns. Jr class may have 1 person but no tools to help.
Classes with 6 or less entries will race 12 laps or 12 minutes (whichever comes first)
The maximum time for any race is 20 minutes. This time starts from the time the first kart has entered the racing area.
The Race Director has the authority to stop the race due to time limit or safety purposes.
If a race has been called due to a caution or safety purposes, the karts in the caution will be put to the rear and the lineup and the finish will be completed as such.
Pit crew or family members are not permitted on the track at any time.
If a driver is medically transported due to an accident, the driver will receive points regardless whether they are able to weigh in or not.
If there is a multiple kart wreck and all karts continue except on except 1 (or more) and a caution is drawn for the 1 (or more) kart(s), the kart(s) drawing the caution will be put in the rear of the lineup. The karts that continued on will return in their previous lap positions. This is by direction from the flagman and/or the race director. Sitting to draw a caution will result in being given the black flag.
If a race is red-flagged or stopped under a yellow to realign the field or whatever, all work on kart is prohibited.
If a least 1 lap has been completed at the time of a red flag, the Race Director may consider the race complete or may restart the race. If no laps have been completed and the race is called, the official finish will be determined by qualifying times.
The finishing order of a race completed due to red flag or under a full course caution, the running order of the last completed lap excluding the kart for the caution of the red flag. These karts will be put in the rear of the lineup.
If a wreck occurs with the leader of the race and is initiated by a lap kart not giving right-away to the leader, then a caution will be displayed and the leader will be placed back in the lead.
Once a kart leaves the track for any reason, the kart will not be able to return to the track to compete.
The only disqualification that can be dropped in points is for being underweight at the scales. Any other disqualifications cannot be used as a “drop” race.
After weighing at the scales, the kart and driver are to stay in the corral area until the gatekeeper has had permission to open the gate. At that time the top 3 are to report to the tech area.
All drivers are to assist the transponder collector.
GREEN FLAG – used to start a race or to restart a race
YELLOW FLAG – used if unsafe conditions are on the track. The speed of the karts should be reduced and stay in line.
RED FLAG – used if the drivers need to stop at a point designated by the race officials. Slow down with hand risen and proceed to a stopping point.
BLUE FLAG – tells the driver when they are being lapped and must yield to the racing line.
BLACK FLAG – waiving of this tells a driver to leave the track immediately and proceed to the pit area.
BLACK FLAG - rolled up and pointed is a warning regarding unsafe or unsportsmanlike driving. Ignoring a warding will result in the use of a waiving black flag.
WHITE FLAG – indicated that one lap remains in the race. The white flag is a courtesy and is not required
CHECKERED FLAG – indicates a race is competed and proceed to the scale area in a safe and orderly manner.
CHECKERED FLAG USED IN PRACTICE – indicated when practice is over.
CROSSED FLAGS – indicated the race is half-way completed.
2 FLAGS ROLLED UP & HELD PARRELL TO EACH OTHER - indicated 2 laps to go to complete the race
PRACTICE AND RACE INFORMATION
First round of practice is open practice. The second found will be by class groups listed on the lineup sheet.
Qualifying by transponders unless otherwise stated in race format or technical problems
Drafting during qualifying is prohibited. The flagman will delete laps where drafting occurred.
No pushing of champ karts out of the grid for qualifying.
No substitute qualifying drivers.
If after qualifying you feel the need to change motors, you will need to contact the tech director and follow his directions.
It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure they are in their correct position on the start or re-starts of each event.
Transponders should be mounted on the steering shaft of the kart.
The Impound Area is a restricted area. Anyone entering the impound area whether it be qualifying or main events will be subject to getting their driver disqualified. You must get permission from the track official to enter the restricted area.
The top 3 finishers of each class must stay in the tech area until the tech official gives permission to leave. Failure to follow this rule is subject to disqualification.
We honor the 3 spin rule. If a driver spins 3 times then it is considered unsafe for the driver and the other competitors for that art to stay on the track.
The track officials and Tech man have the final say. Anyone that argues with a track official will be subject to disqualification. What decisions they make will stand.
Chief Scorer is in charge of the timing and scoring. This person(s) will handle qualifying and main events. What the computer reads stands.
Grid Steward is to line the karts up in their correct position. They do not have anything to do with scoring or flagging so there is not need to take your frustrations out on the Grid Stewart.
Corner Marshalls flag the corner only. If you see them wave a flag then they have a reason for a caution in that area. It is not necessarily a full course caution.
Head Flagman is in charge of watching and trying to make sure everyone is racing in a sportsman like conduct. If he sees the need to pull a kart off the track, the black flag will be waved and that kart is to proceed to the exit of the track.
Scale Attendant is to weight the kart and driver at the end of each race. The scales are always correct. Failure to make weight in 2 tries will lead to immediate disqualification.
There is 2 ways to protest the clone engines. A full protest ($250 fee) or a Top Engine protest ($150 fee). Both are $50 to accept the protest. The Tech Man will direct you what to do and his decision is the finial decision.
If an engine is disqualified for a faulty part then that part will be confiscated by the tech official.
Only the tech official and the teardown person of the protested motor is allowed in the tech room.
All announcements will be made on Facebook, on the website (www.daytonaofdirt.com), and on Bob’s 4 Cycle.
If during an event the weather get bad and the qualifying has not completed, save your armband. That will be your pass for the next race of that particular type series. NO REFUNDS!