The rules and regulations of The Dirt Track
The following procedures and rules will be followed by all participants as well as, all officials before, during, and after all events.
The driver (unless the driver is a minor) becomes the sole spokesman for themselves, crew, family members, ect..
Races will be held on the first Saturday of the month starting in January and ending in December. During the months of July and August the race track will not have point’s races unless a makeup race is needed.
All racers must register and complete the appropriate track forms prior to entering the track. If the driver is a minor, a birth certificate and a parent or legal guardian consent form must also be submitted. All drivers must be signed in, meaning registered and paid for all classes that they have entered, prior to entering the track. Drivers will run 2-10 lap heats and 20 lap feature. When you sign in for your class, you will draw a pill for the heat races line up. The finishing order of each heat will be the starting lineup for feature 1st Heat inside row 2nd Heat outside row. The Heat and Feature will be assigned points toward the year end point total. Trophies will be awarded for the feature only. The two heats are to determine the line up for the feature and give racers more racing for their money.
Any classes having over 15 entries will be split into 2 groups (A & B). All karts must be safety inspected and have an inspection sticker visible before entering the track. Brakes must be in working condition. No scrub type brakes…Period. Wolf plates Must be installed, and safety wired. WKA mufflers are mandatory. FKA carburetors are legal. Rookie and JR 1 must have a loop bumper.
All weights on kart must be painted white with the kart’s racing number on each weight. The weight must be securely bolted to the kart’s frame or seat. Weights may not be bolted or tied to the kart’s body work.
Numbers must be displayed on all 4 sides of the kart. The numbers must be in a contrasting color and be visible for scoring purposes. If the scorekeeper cannot read your numbers, you will not be scored. No overhead spoilers are permitted. All karts must have front and rear bumpers. Please see “classes” section of this rulebook for additional information.
All racers must meet the minimum requirements after the heats and feature race or will be disqualified. The driver must have the following safety equipment: Snell 2010 or higher approved helmet (DOT only is not legal0, abrasion jacket or nomex suit, gloves, closed toed shoes, neck support or brace while on the track at all times.
Drivers must know all flags of racing the flags are covered in the rules. Racers are to line up on the starting grid in the order that is posted on the grid board. Only one driver and one person are permitted on the grid with the kart. All kart stands must be put in the designated area and not on the grid. No tools are permitted on the grid except for the air gauge.
If a racer is late or had mechanical difficulties on the grid, a maximum of 2 parade laps will be given. If racer cannot make it on the track during this time, they are ineligible to compete in that race (you must take the initial green flag to qualify to race in that event),. No hot laps are permitted. Any racer causing 3 cautions in one race will be asked to leave the track surface for that race. If the leader is taken out by a lapped racer, the leader may get his/her position back. This is a race director call.
The flagman/race director has the right to single file the field if the race cannot be started after 2 attempts. If the same driver(s) are causing restarts, the flagman has the right to send the driver(s) to the rear. All positions will be moved forward.
If there is an accident or debris on the track, a yellow caution flag will be displayed, all racers must slow down to a pace speed. Following a caution, all racers should line up in single file, so the proper order can be confirmed by the score keeper. The restart will be determined by the order of the last completed lap and the racers who brought out the caution will restart in the rear of the field.
The lead racer is responsible for setting a reasonable pace for the rest of the field. Restarts will be single file. Anyone caught jumping the restart will either be sent to the rear of the field or penalized the number of positions jumped after the race. Even if you won the race if it was determined that you jumped the start you will be dropped the number of spots you jumped. If a caution comes out at that point you will be moved back the number of spots you jumped. Once a racer leaves the track and enters the “off ramp/ pit road” they cannot return to that race.
There are no restarting engines after the first green flag lap has been completed, except for the red flag or an engine that stalls while the lineup is being corrected, a race official may restart the kart.
Any racer considered by the flagman or race director to be driving in an inappropriate unsafe manner, will be shown the black flag and must exit the track immediately for that race. The driver will be given 0 points for that race. If the racer is black flagged for equipment problems, the racer will be given last place points for that race.
Aggressive driving will not be tolerated. Anyone who intentionally takes out any other racer will be sent to the rear of the field or black flagged. Disqualifications due to not making weight, being black flagged due to rough driving, intentionally rear ending other drivers during, and/or after a race or technical disqualifications will receive zero (0) points for that race.
In the event of an accident we realize that family and friends are concerned. However, please do not enter the track until instructed to do so by track officials. This helps us to prevent other accidents from happening and getting proper medical attention to the racers. Only immediate family will be permitted on the track when the track official signals the “ALL CLEAR”.
If you have mechanical problems and cannot maintain a safe speed, exit immediately to the pit area. If you are unable to reach pit road, take your vehicle to the infield. Only track officials will be in field.
Upon completion of the final lap for practice, heat races and features; all drivers must slow down and move to the outside of the track and signal by raising your hand before entering the exit ramp. Engines must be turned off prior to entering the scale area.
ABSOLUTELY NO DRIVING KARTS IN THE PITS.
Please leave all scooters, bikes, skate boards, rip sticks, mini motorcycles, ect… at home. GOLF CARTS & ATV’S ARE TO BE OPERATED BY ADULTS ONLY!!!! This applies to any karting event at the Dirt Track.
You must have a valid driver’s license to operate a golf cart at the Dirt Track. If any of these items are brought to the track, they are subject to be held by track officials until after all racing is completed for the night.
After the heat and feature races, all drivers are to report to the scale area. After the feature the top 3 karts must report to the designated tech area immediately after being weighed at the scales.
The Dirt track has a Vega & Maxxis Tire only rule. Slicks are only permitted. No knobbies, no sand tires. The ½ -inch gear clearance rule will be strictly enforced. Anyone not in compliance will lose his or her points for the race day. The distance from the ground to the lower baron the rear of the kart must not be greater than 7 ½ inches. No radios or rear-view mirrors are permitted.
The Dirt Track (TDT) reserves the right to claim your engine at any time. If we claim your engine you will receive a new engine from The Dirt Track inventory. Your engine will be tech inspected by The Dirt Track’s tech official. If your engine is found altered or modified in any way from STOCK you will return TDT engine and you will be banned from the class for the balance of the season losing any and all points prior.
The Dirt Track will honor any Predator class bans from either Marion County or Burbank Speedways as well. If your engine is found to be in stock unaltered condition, it will be reassembled and put into The Dirt Track’s inventory. By entering the Dirt Track predator class, you understand and agree to all TDT rules and conditions or don’t enter the class.
The Dirt Track originated with a family atmosphere. We strive to provide and promote a family atmosphere where all racers; young and old can benefit from racing experience in a safe and positive way. It is everyone’s responsibility to exhibit good sportsmanship and promote a safe, fair, and open racing environment.
No one is permitted to enter the track unless given permission by the race director or official. The following will result in suspension from the Dirt Track.
The use of any controlled substance: Marijuana, cocaine, or driving under the influence of alcohol. There will be NO EXCUSES AND NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!!! Anyone caught with illegal substance will be turned over to the local law enforcement agency.
Anyone caught dumping oil on the ground will be banned permanently from the property of The Dirt Track. Oil disposal barrels are provided.
Arguing, threatening, or fighting is not permitted, whether it be directed at a race official, fellow competitor, or spectator. 1st offence: $200 fine to be paid before the offender will be permitted to return to the race track. 2nd offence: Additional $200.00 fine & two race suspension.
All protests must be delivered to the race director in writing. The written protest must include the specific reason for the protest, driver who is protesting and the driver being protested. This must be completed and in the race director’s possession within 15 minutes of the completion of the race being protested. The fee for a protest is $150.00.
If the protested driver (kart, motor, etc. is found to be in compliance with all of the rules, the money will be distributed as follows: $50.00 to the track and $100 to the protested driver (kart, motor, etc.,).
The protesting driver must submit his/her kart, motor, etc. being inspected. The track reserves the right to tear down any kart at any time.
1st offense: Loss of that night’s points
2nd offense: Loss of night’s points, $200.00 fine & two race suspension.
3rd offense: Loss of all points for the season, $300.00 fine and disqualification for the remainder of the season.
IN ADDITION TO ANY OF THE OFFENSES, ALL CASH WINNINGS WILL BE FORFIETED. ANY DRIVER/KART THAT IS DISQUALIFIED FOR DELIBERATE AND INTENTIONSL CHEATING AS DEFINED BY THE TECH PERSON WILL BEASSESSED AN ADDITIONAL $500.00 FINE.
General TDT officials will use flags as set forth in this section, for the purpose of providing drivers with information. Officials may use light signals in addition to or in lieu of flag signals.
Green flag (start of the race) when the starter gives the green flag, racers must maintain position as designated by TDT officials until they have crossed the start finish line. On restarts, all passing will be to the right until passing the starting line.
Blue Flag with Diagonal yellow stripe (passing flag)- signifies that faster traffic is overtaking the racer being signaled. Racers being given this flag must prepare to yield to overtaking traffic and give 1 full lane to allow safe passage of racers racing for position.
Yellow Flag (Caution)- This flag is given by the flagman immediately following the occurrence of the cause for caution. When the yellow flag is displayed all racers regardless of their location on the track, will slow down and maintain position with respect to the other racers. Restart order will be determined by the last green lap scored and racers causing caution incident will line up at the rear of the field.
The TDT officials have the discretion to determine the positions of the racers at the time the yellow flag has displayed and to reposition the racers in accordance with their determination.
The starter will signify (1) lap before the green flag will again be displayed. Pit attendants and mechanic shall not go on the race track for any reason, while there is racing on the track, or while they are running under the yellow flag. The only time drivers may receive such service is when they are completely stopped off the outside of the track. No pit crews may service or repair any wrecked racer until the racer has been safely removed from the race track.
A red Flag (Race Stop) means that the race must be stopped immediately regardless of the position of the racers on the track. The red flag shall be used if in the opinion of TDT officials, the track is unsafe to continue the race. Racers should be brought to a stop in an area designated by TDT officials. No repairs or service of any nature will be permitted on any part of the racetrack. Drivers are to stay in their racer at all times unless otherwise directed.
Black Flag (Leave the track immediately) –Means to immediately exit the race track and report to the TDT official at tech. It does not mean automatic disqualification. It is at the discretion of the officials.
If the driver does not obey the black flag directive, the driver may be given the black flag with a white cross to inform the driver that scoring for him or her has been discontinued until further notice. In lieu of a black flag TDT officials may use a black board or black flag number indicator in full view of the competitor on which the number of the racer being black flagged.
White Flag (one lap to go) means the leader has started his/her last lap. No racer may receive any assistance after the white flag is displayed.
The Checkered Flag (the end of race). When the checkered flag is displayed it means the race is completed. When the lead racer has completed the required race difference, the race will be declared official regardless of flag being displayed. When the checkered flag is given to the leader, the balance of the field receives the checkered flag in the same lap. Finishing positions will be according to the most laps completed, whether it is still running or not. The driver receiving the checkered flag first in any feature race must bring his/her racer to the starting line or designated area and remain there until released by TDT officials. Race Track Lights when red is displayed, it means all movement on the track is to cease. When the yellow light is displayed, it means caution is in effect.
The racer must start the feature event to receive points for that race. The registered driver will earn points. No switching of drivers or karts during the night of racing will be permitted, i.e; the registered driver must race the heats and the feature in the same vehicle, the driver cannot race a vehicle in the heat and switch to another vehicle in the feature event. Please discuss any concerns with the race director.
The breakdown of points is as follows:
10 points awarded per position for each kart in that class (Example: 7 karts in class 1st place will receive 70 points, 2nd place will receive 60 points, 3rd will receive 50 points, 4th place 4o points, etc..). Same points rule applies to 2nd heat race as the first.
In case of a tie in points in the heat races to determine the starting positions for the feature race, the winner of the higher point earner in the 1st heat race will be given the more forward starting position.
1st place- 200 points plus the number of entries in the class (Example: 200 points +10 karts in class = 210 points)
2nd place- 175 points plus the # of entries.
3rd place- 155 points plus the # of entries.
4th place- 140 points plus the # of entries.
5th place- 130 points plus the # of entries.
6th place- 120 points plus the # of entries.
7th place- 110 points plus the # of entries.
8th place- 100 points plus the # of entries.
9th place- 90 points plus the # of entries.
10th place- 80 points plus the # of entries.
11th place- 75 points plus the # of entries.
12th place- 70 points plus the # of entries.
13th place- 65 points plus the # of entries.
14th place- 60 points plus the # of entries.
15th place- 55 points plus the # of entries.
In the event of a tie for year end points, the championship will be broken by the number of feature wins for the season. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by the last completed race finish of each competitor. To be eligible for yearend awards you must complete 12 out of 16 races of the season.
The Dirt Track does not give refunds, sorry. The Dirt Track will have a tech person to keep us all in check so expect Tech!!! We are looking to make this a family fun experience. We will be working with everyone!! If there are enough karts to make a class or split some, we will do our best to help everyone have an enjoyable time!
Class eligibility will be determined by the age of the driver on the Dirt Track’s first scheduled race date of the season. The Rookie class: New drivers will be permitted to participate in this class up to 10 years old with the respective plate. However, if the driver is not of the age for the class he/she will not receive points or receive trophies for that class. In addition, the driver may be asked to move up to their respective class if agreed upon by The Dirt Track board of directors.
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