2014 Sprint Car Rules & Procedures

General Rules

1. CONDITIONS
A. No alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are to be consumed before or during races by anyone entering the pit area.
B. Kokomo Speedway officials reserve the right to reject or allow the entry of any driver or car.
C. Rule changes or interpretation of rules is at the discretion of track officials.
D. The decision of track officials is final.
E. Suspensions will be strictly enforced for fighting or any other acts the management of Kokomo Speedway deem inappropriate. Any actions that need be will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

2. DRIVER/CREW MEMBER CONDUCT
A. Physical Altercations in the pits or on the speedway premises at any time is prohibited and subject to suspension or exclusion. Anyone involved in any form of a physical altercation with a speedway employee will be suspended indefinitely and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

1st Offense
If you are involved in any physical altercation, you will be suspended for a minimum of the next four racing events. In an addition of the suspension, you will be required to pay a minimum fine of $500.00 before being allowed on the speedway property.

2nd Offense
If you are involved in a second physical altercation during the racing season, you will be suspended for a minimum of one year from date of this incident. In an addition of the suspension, you will be required to pay a minimum fine of $1000.00 before being allowed on the speedway property

B. The driver assumes responsibility for the actions of his or her pit crew at all times on speedway property. Drivers will be issued the following penalties for pit crew misconduct. If any of the driver’s crew is involved in a physical altercation, you will be fined a minimum of $250.00 for each crewmembers actions. You will not be allowed to compete at the speedway until the fine or fines are paid in full.

C. Abuse of any Kokomo Speedway official and use of improper language or obscene gestures at any time is prohibited and subject to following penalties.

1st Offense
You will be escorted from speedway grounds, and suspended from one week of racing activities. Also you will be fined a minimum of $100.00, before being allowed on the speedway grounds.

2nd Offense
If are involved in a second incident during the race season, you will be escorted from speedway grounds, and suspended for four weeks of racing activities. Also you will be fined a minimum of $500.00, before being allowed on the speedway grounds.

3rd Offense
If are involved in a third incident during the race season, you will be escorted from speedway grounds, and suspended for one year of racing activities from the date of this incident. Also you will be fined a minimum of $1000.00, before being allowed on the speedway grounds.

D. Un-sportsmanlike driving, rough driving, or unnecessary bumping is prohibited and will result in removal from a race. If you are disqualified during any event for rough driving, the following penalties will result from these actions.

1st Offense
You will forfeit all prize money and points for that evening and be suspended from the speedway grounds for the next racing event.

2nd Offense
You will forfeit all prize money and points for that evening and be suspended from the speedway grounds for the next four racing events. Also you will have to pay a fine of a minimum of $250.00 before being allowed on the speedway property.

3rd Offense
You will forfeit all prize money and points for that evening and be suspended from the speedway grounds for one year from the date of this offense. Also you will have to pay a fine of a minimum of $500.00 before being allowed on the speedway property.

3. RACING RULES
A. At no time shall any non-competing member, crew member, owner or other person associated with a race car be permitted on the racing surface following the start of a race and prior to the final lap without the express permission of a Speedway official. Failure to do so could lead to immediate removal from speedway property. This rule is in place for your crewmembers safety.

B. Kokomo Speedway officials reserve the right to request a doctor’s release at any time, for a said driver to participate at Kokomo Speedway.

C. Driver and car changes are permitted only prior to the official start of a race. The official start of a race is when the field enters the track. When determining the official start, one lap does not have to be completed. However, scoring for position does not begin until one green flag lap has been completed. All cars will need to enter the track under their own power to get start money and points. After that point, no change of drivers is permitted. Driver changes may occur only if the driver is qualified for that said race. Any drivers making a change will go to the tail of the field. Points earned will be awarded to the driver starting the race. If a driver wishes to change cars prior to the event start, only the driver or crew chief is allowed to inform the official in the pit tower of the change prior to the start of the race. If this does not occur, the driver will forfeit all points and payout earned in the event. NO EXCEPTIONS.

D. On a yellow or red flag that happens on the start of a race, any car(s) that enter the pits will go to the tail of the field, even though a lap has not been completed. All repairs or adjustments to cars must be made in the pits. This includes portions of the race run under yellow or red flag conditions. Violation will result in the car being placed at the rear of the field.

E. Cars may only enter the track from the backstretch, as directed from the pit steward.

F. No electronic communication devices are permitted within the car.

G. If a driver refuses the officials order to take a certain position on the track (i.e. go to the back of the field), resulting in a delay of the race, he/she will be penalized one lap or will be Black-flagged.

H. When the black flag has been displayed to a racecar, scoring of the car shown the flag will stop until the car returns to the track from the pits after the required consultation.

I. A driver meets rookie qualifications for his/her division if he/she raced in six or fewer races in a single previous season in that division.

G. All Kokomo Speedway drivers must be a minimum of 14 years of age to compete.

Sprint Cars

TIRES:
-Front & left rear are open tire.
-Hoosier DT3 & HT2 will be permitted on the right rear until June 2nd, 2014.
-Hoosier MED will be legal on the right rear for the entire 2014 race season.

-All drivers must wear flame retardant uniforms, gloves, head socks, shoes and SNEL approved safety helmets.
-All drivers must use double over the shoulder harness, lap belt, crotch strap and arm restraints. Side nets and neck collars suggested.

NOTE: USAC requires a head and neck restraint device.

-Kneepads and roll bar padding suggested.
-Metal wheel covers must be bolted on with bead locks.
-All cars must have an 18” number on both sides of the car.

-No overhead cam type motors will be allowed. Only those cylinder heads having no more than one exhaust and one intake valve per cylinder will be allowed. All drivelines must have a driveline loop or restraint. No open drivelines allowed.

-Mark your on and off switch clearly!
-Anytime a car is fired off; driver must have their helmet on. No radios or mirrors.
-Your car must look like a traditional sprint car.

DISCLAIMER
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of the 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 EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM THE PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. These rules are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death of a participant, spectator or official.

THE PROMOTER/TRACK OFFICIALS SHALL BE EMPOWERED TO PERMIT MINOR DEVIATION FROM ANY OF THE SPECIFICATION HEREIN OR IMPOSE FURTHER RESTRICTIONS THAT IN THEIR OPINIONS DO NOT ALTER THE MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE REQUIREMENTS. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHOULD RESULT FORM SUCH ALTERATIONS OF SPECIFICATIONS. ANY INTERPRETATION OR DEVIATION OF THESE RULES IS LEFT TO THE DISCRETION OF THE PROMOTER/TRACK

OFFICIALS, PROMOTER/OFFICIAL DECISIONS ARE FINAL.

From the entire Kokomo Speedway staff, thank you for coming to the racetrack. Your support is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please bring them up at the nightly drivers meeting. If there is anything we can do to make your visit here more enjoyable please give us you input. Remember we are all here doing something we love to do. Enjoy being at the racetrack.

Membership
Any driver competing at the speedway during a point-paying event must have a Kokomo Speedway Membership Card.
Cost of this card is $20.00 for the season.
Must present this card at driver registration & driver payout. (No Card = No Pay)
If the card is lost, one replacement card will be furnished for free. All replacement cards from that point will cost $10.00.

Safety
The speedway highly recommends some form of a head & neck restraint system.

Transponders
An AMB Tran X260 Transponder is required.
You may rent a transponder for the race event at a cost of $20.00, with a driver’s license for deposit. You will receive you drivers license back at payout.
Transponders are available for purchase through the speedway.

Group Qualifying
You will qualify in group sessions, based off current point standings.
The first group will receive 5 laps; all groups there after will receive 4 laps. Your best lap of the session will be your official qualifying time.
A maximum of 6 cars will be allowed in a session.

Race Format
All heat races and A Main will have an inversion of 6 based on qualifying times.
B Main(s) will start straight up, based on time trials. B Main(s) transfer cars will receive there time back for the A Main.

Heat Races are 8 Laps
B Main(s) are 12 Laps
A Mains are 25 Laps

Typically a maximum of 20 cars will start the A Main.
Kokomo Speedway officials due to time or car count factors may shorten races.

Yellow Flags
If you are involved in an accident & stop on the speedway at any time, you will be placed at the tail for the restart. If you are involved in 2 yellow flags during one race event, you will be disqualified from that event. If you are involved in a caution on the initial start, you will not receive your original starting spot back. You will go to the tail.

Red Flags
All red flags are closed unless instructed by speedway officials.
If reds are opened, no more than two crew members allowed on the speedway per car.
No adding of fuel at any time.
If you change a tire you will have to restart at the tail.

Starts and Restarts
Jumping on initial start of any event.
The front row will have two chances to start a race. If either driver jumps both of these starts, the entire front row goes to the tail for the next attempt.

Restarts
All restarts are single file, nose to tail to the restart cone on the front stretch. If you knock over the restart cone you will be placed at the tail. If you contact the driver in front of you & he hits the cone, you will be placed at the tail.

Flat Tires
During the A Main you will receive 3 laps under caution to change the flat. Work area will be at the exit of the speedway in turn 1. This is for the A Main only. You can attempt to change a flat during heats & the B main but will not receive these 3 courtesy laps. If you get the tire changed in these events before the race resumes you will be allowed to continue, but we will not wait for you to complete the work.

Times (all times are eastern)
Pit Gates open at 3:00
Driver Registration closes at 5:00
Drivers Meeting at 5:05
Qualifying at 5:30
If you are running late and need to register call 219.309.9132