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 Rules Updates: 2/09/2015

 Predator Class:
 In the Predator class the only modification to the motor is to remove the governor and the low oil
 shut down sensor.

 General Rules Update:
 The track may make reference to the NKA rules and implement the NKA rules if necessary there
 will be a NKA rule book at the track office. NKA is the insurance company and they are getting
 very close to wanting there rules to be used at any of their tracks.
 

General Rules

1. WE WILL NOT CHANGE RULES TO ACCOMMODATE ANYONE.

2. MUST HAVE EITHER A BIRTH CERTIFICATE, DRIVERS LICENSE, OR STATE ID FOR EACH MINOR RACER THAT WILL BE COPIED.

3. KIDDIE KARTS MUST HAVE PILLS AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO TECH.

4. THE RACER THAT WINS THEIR FEATURE RACE WILL BE ABLE TO PICK UP A CHECKERED FLAG AT TURN 3 AND DO 1 LAP, RETURNING IT TO TURN 3 PRIOR TO EXITING THE TRACK.

5. FEATURE WINNER PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN OFF TRACK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TOWER.

6. 50 LAP RACES WILL BE SPLIT IN HALF 25/25, DURING THE BREAK THE ONLY ITEMS THAT CAN BE TAKEN ONTO THE TRACK WILL BE: FUEL, TIRE GAUGE, AIR TANK, AIR FILTER/PRE FILTER, AND A WATER FOR THE DRIVER. NO OTHER WORK CAN BE DONE. FOR THE RE-START THE KARTS WILL DO 2 LAPS THEN WILL BE GIVEN THE GREEN FLAG..

7. JUMP STARTS: YOU WILL BE GIVEN 2 CHANCES, THE 2ND TIME YOU JUMP THE START YOU WILL BE WARNED, IF YOU JUMP THE START A 3RD TIME YOU WILL BE MOVED TO THE BACK OF THE FIELD.

8. TIME LIMITS FOR RACES WILL BE FOLLOWED.

9. NO ONE ON THE FLAG STAND BUT EMPLOYEES.

10. CAN'T SEE EVERYTHING ON THE TRACK, TRACK OFFICIALS DO HAVE THE FINAL DECISION.

11. REGARDING RENTAL KART: IF YOU ARE NOT A REGULAR WEEKLY POINTS RACERS YOU WILL START SCRATCH FOR HEATS 1 & 2 AND WILL START THE FEATURE IN THE POSITION THAT YOU EARN FROM THE HEATS.

12. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MOTOR AFTER THE HEAT RACES HAVE STARTED, YOU
MUST NOTIFY THE SCORERS, AND YOU WILL START SCRATCH FOR THE REST OF YOUR
HEATS AND THE FEATURE.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS DURING THE RACE NIGHT WE ASK THAT YOU TALK TO LEIGH ANN OR BRANDY.
 


2015 LOCAL TRACK OPTION RULES

Section 1 - Guidelines

1.1.0 Goodhope Speedway reserves the right to change or adopt any changes or exceptions to the BNSS rule book and the local track option rules.
1.1.1 Goodhope Speedway reserves the right to refuse entry and/or racing to anyone.
1.1.2 Sportsman-like behavior should be taught and practiced. Racers will be held accountable for any unsportsmanlike behavior on the part of their crews/parents/fans.

Section 2 - General Rules

2.1.0 NO alcoholic beverages BEFORE or DURING any race.
2.1.1 NO selling or solicitation of any kind on speedway grounds without the written approval of the track promoter.
2.1.2 Fighting, foul language, inappropriate hand gestures or harassment of race officials, workers, participants or spectators will not be tolerated. Violators of this policy are subject to removal of the property.
2.1.3 NO open flames during race events.
2.1.4 NO glass bottles.
2.1.5 NO dumping of oil or fuel on the grounds. All teams will be responsible for the proper disposal of oil, lubricants, or any other substances that may be harmful to the environment. Goodhope has established a disposal sight underneath the tower for used oil. Anyone found contaminating the grounds may receive a lifetime suspension and criminal prosecution.
2.1.6 NO littering of the grounds. Your pit area should be as clean when you leave as it was when you entered the grounds.

Section 3 - Safety

3.1.0 Ambulance services will be provided during racing events as a luxury, not as a requirement.
3.1.1 If driver's hair extends appreciably from beneath helmet, it must be secured in a ponytail clip and tucked in the racing jacket.
3.1.2 Spectators and crew must remain behind fences at all times. (Exception - refer to 3.2.0)
3.1.3 Scale house row is off limits to spectators and crew.
3.1.4 Engines must be shut off before entering the scale house. Driving through the scale house is not allowed.
3.1.5 Parents of drivers under the age of 18 must sign a 'minor release form' at each event.
3.1.6 Drivers and spectators must sign an insurance release form prior to entering the speedway grounds.
3.1.7 Children must be supervised at all times.
3.1.8 Hot Pit passes are required for anyone in the grid area.
3.1.9 Wristbands must be displayed on wrists or belt loops for easy identification.
3.2.0 During a red flag, ONLY medical personnel, race officials, and parent/guardian are allowed to be with the injured party.
3.2.2 Any driver losing a fuel cap during an event must leave the track immediately. This will be classified as a mechanical DQ and the driver will receive last place points for that event.

Section 4 - Points

4.1.0 Point system utilized is BNSS.
4.1.1 Kart count (for the class) will be added to each driver's points for the event.
4.1.2 Points questions must occur within one week of the posting of the points for consideration. Points questions must be in writing and legible.
4.1.3 If a driver is a late arrival (after pill draw) to the track, he/she may start scratch in the heat race(s). Any driver that does not run any heat races due to mechanical difficulties must start scratch at the feature/consi provided that the field is not already full. Pill draw ends at 4:30 PM.
4.1.4 Driver must be in attendance at the track to receive points for the race.
4.1.5 To receive points for the race, the driver must take the track (under power) in the feature event.
Section 4.1.6 Points will not be given when a class has a money race or trophy night. At the end of the season there will be 25%
of points races dropped (example if there are 10 points races we will have 3 lowest points nights dropped). End of the year awards will be given to all racers with a 50% race attendance of points races.

Section 5 - Racing Guidelines

5.1.0 Burris tire rules apply. No treaded or siped cut tires. All Burris tires should be readily available to the general public. Slicks only.
5.1.1 Mufflers are required and the race must be completed with a muffler. Muffler must be securely fastened and my be tack welded but must be removable if tech requires it.

5.1.2 A maximum of 20 karts will run any given event.
5.1.3 Heats will be broken up into A/B if more than 16 karts are registered for an event.
5.1.4 Time limit for heat races is 10 minutes. Time limit for feature is 20 minutes. The checkered flag will drop if the time limit expires. Heat races will be 8 laps. Features will be 15 laps.
5.1.5 Racing begins between turns three and four at the orange cones.
5.1.6 If the racer leaves the track for any purpose, he/she may not reenter the track during that event.
5.1.7 If a racer needs to leave the track during a race, he/she should make their way out of the racing groove to exit the track. The driver should raise his/her hand to signify that they are pulling out or slowing.
5.1.8 Working on a kart while on the track is forbidden regardless of flag.
5.1.9 Disabled karts are to be moved off the track or into the infield.
5.2.0 All classes (unless otherwise specified) are required to run methanol only. Additives of any kind are NOT allowed.
5.2.1 Numbers must be prominently displayed on all four corners of the kart. Duplicate numbers are NOT allowed (letter after a number does not signify a unique number). Karts are required to run a contrasting stick-on number panel on the kart side panels. If the kart is white or black, the number panel may be waived. Numbers must be at least 6" tall and contrasting in color. Absolutely no reflective numbers. If a number cannot be read off the kart in the tower, the kart WILL NOT be scored.
5.2.2 Entry onto the track is via the grid area at turns one and two. The track entry at turns three and four is reserved for emergency medical crew.
5.2.3 Entry to the grid is via the entrance nearest the scale house. Entry to the grid via the track vehicle entrance is not allowed.
5.2.4 Karts will be lined up on the grid prior to entry onto the track. It is the driver's responsibility to make sure that he/she is lined up (with the help of the grid worker) on the grid and prior to entering the track. It is the driver's responsibility to be on the grid after his/her class is called to the grid.
5.2.5 One-minute rule will apply for all classes while on the grid. If you cannot take the track from the grid, you will have 60 seconds to solve your problem. Driver/pit crew is responsible for notifying grid steward of the issue.
5.2.6 If a kart is stopped on the track before the first lap, the two-minute rule will apply for getting the kart started. The corner worker will do the restart.

Section 6 - Flagging

6.1.0 TWO ATTEMPTS WILL BE MADE TO START THE RACE USING DOUBLE FILE LINEUPS, AFTER THAT IT WILL GO TO SINGLE FILE START.

Section 7 - Tech Process

7.1.0 Goodhope Speedway utilizes BNSS rules, along with Local Track Option rules. F200 engine tech will be governed by BNSS rules. Flathead engine tech will be governed by BNSS and then supplemented with WKA engine rules.
7.1.1 Class tech will be random. Any driver, who does not show up for tech, will lose points/payout for that race. When a class tech is announced, driver and kart must go immediately to tech area. In the event of a kart running multiple classes, the tech director 'may' excuse the driver and kart to run the other event and then return for tech. This is at the discretion of the tech director and accommodations will be made to assure that the motor is not switched.
7.1.2 Only driver/owner and technical inspector will be allowed in the tech barn during tech. All rulings by technical inspector are final.
7.1.3 Any party who has failed a mechanical tech two times in a race season my be banned from the track for the remainder of the racing season.
7.1.4 Methanol is subject to hydrometer, water testing, chemical or electronic testing. During a water test, methanol is mixed with equal parts of distilled water. If the contents are cloudy, this indicates that something other than straight methanol is being used. A cloudy water test WILL NOT pass tech. If a racer's methanol is deemed contaminated, he/she will immediately be DQ'd from that event (heat or feature).
7.1.5 For gasoline classes (all F200 classes), the track specified fuel is Vittle Village 87 octane pump gas. The standard will be purchased weekly by the track and it is up to the racers to purchase their fuel at Vittle Village prior to each weekly race event. Gasoline is subject to a Digatron Meter test at any time and cannot have a variance exceeding the scale of -10 to +10.
7.1.6 Track scales are the official weighing system. In all cases, minimum weight is defined as observed total weight of the driver and kart in an as-raced condition upon completion of the race. The participant must sit or stand in seat. Should the competitor be under the specified weight, the racer would have one opportunity to push the kart off of the scales and then back on to reweigh.


7.1.9 TECH MAY INCLUDE::

A.   Drilled and Wired Header Bolt
B.   Weights - white and etched/painted with kart #, double nutted or single nut with wire tie
C.   Steering - Pinned (shaft, tie rods, steering wheel, bolts)
D.   Brake rotors - wire tied
E.   Wolf plates
F.   Front nerf bar bolt drilled and tied
G.   Cotter pins on wheels
H.   Snap rings on rear axle - wire tied
I.   Fire extinguisher for race team    j. Kart Numbers - No metallic numbers. Numbers must be 6" tall in either red, black, or white. J.   All four corners of the kart must have the number displayed. Numbers must be clearly visible or else you will not be scored.
K.   Preferred method is white or black sticker on number panel with either white or black numbers. Refer to JC Specialty Item
       #0903SNP.
L.   Approved Helmet - Snell 2000 or better
M.   Neckbrace
N.   Gloves - no fingerless gloves
O.   Full size bumpers are urged for all rookie/junior classes    o. Drivers are required to wear jackets of vinyl, leather, ballistic
       nylon or other abrasion resistant material and full-length style pants to prevent or minimize abrasions. No sweat pants. Shoes,
       socks and gloves are mandatory. If a driver's hair extends appreciably from beneath helmet, hair must be secured in a
       ponytail style clip.
P.  Chest protectors meeting SFI Specification 20.1 are urges for all drivers under the age of 12
Q.   Dirt series and all money shows including $150's to Win require drilled carb bolt and head bolt

Section 8 - Protest Process

8.1.0 All calls made by officials are final.
8.1.1 All mechanical protests must be put into writing and given to a race official prior to the protested kart and your kart leaving the scale house area.
8.1.2 Each race team has the right to protest three events per race season. The race team will not forfeit a protest if their protest is deemed correct. Protests can only be issued by drivers/race team within their specific class.
8.1.3 Trustees, officials, and tech men will review the protest and determine the appropriate actions. If circumstances do not allow an immediate answer to the protest, notification to the involved parties will occur by the next scheduled racing event.
8.1.4 A mechanical protest (motor) will require that both parties are teched. The person issuing the protest will be torn down first. If that motor is deemed legal, the motor that is being protested will be torn down. Mechanical protests (motor) will be charged as follows: Protest #1 = $100, Protest #2 = $150, Protest #3 = $200. The track will receive 50% of the protest and the other 50% will either go back to the person who protested (if the protested motor was illegal) or to the person who was protested against (if the motor was legal).

Contact Dave Rutana
dwrutana@msn.com

 

 

 

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