SISKIYOU MOTOR SPEEDWAY RUNNING RULES
General Rules for All Participants
1. This general rules section applies to each and every driver, mechanic, and/ or pit personnel. Some items obviously do not apply to all classes. You are expected to know the rules. Ignorance of the rules will not be tolerated as an excuse.
2. Any disagreement over technical questions or operations will be resolved by race officials. When their decision is rendered, such decision is final and binding. There will be no protest. The flag man and race official’s decisions are final.
3. Siskiyou Motor Speedway is a private business and reserves the right to eject any person whose conduct is determined by the officials to not be in the best interests of the sport of auto racing, your fellow competitors, the fans, management and volunteers of Siskiyou Motor Speedway.
4. Any event may be deemed completed when over one half of the scheduled length has been run by the leader or terminated by the officials for safety or time reasons.
5. All drivers that enter any race are assumed to acknowledge that racing can be a dangerous sport and that they assume these risks of their own free will. Drivers who have been injured away from the track, or who have been hospitalized for treatment and/or undergone surgery, or have been fitted by a physician with a cast, brace or prosthesis, or who suffers from a chronic or progressive debilitating illness; Siskiyou Motor Speedway reserves the right to require the driver to present certification from the treating physician stating that participation as a driver will
not exacerbate any medical condition or complicate the process of normal healing. Siskiyou Motor Speedway reserves the right to require such certification in the case of pregnant women wishing to participate in racing activities. In any such case, Siskiyou Motor Speedway reserves the right to decline the entry of any individual whose participation as a driver might endanger their own health or safety, or the health or safety of other drivers, participants or spectators.
6. The Speedway assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss of your racing or non-racing equipment, vehicle, or any parts, i.e.: tow rig, trailer, car, etc. by any means whatsoever.
7. A competitor must take whatever steps are necessary, including tear down of the car, as requested by the officials to facilitate inspection of the car.
8. The Speedway reserves the right to confiscate any illegal equipment found on any car following post-race inspections.
9. The Speedway reserves the right to impound and hold any car involved in a crash where a serious injury or fatality has taken place, until a proper safety inspection of the car and investigation of the accident has been completed.
10. If rain checks are given to the spectators, all racing events, monies, and points can be voided for the night. Armbands must be turned in for rain checks if a rain-out occurs. There will be no exceptions. If your rain check is lost, you will have to purchase another one.
11. Anyone going to the grandstands from the pits must surrender their pit band and they will not be allowed to return to the pit area.
12. Any questions you have concerning your division must be handled by the Pit Steward and all tech decisions will be handled by the Tech official.
13. The driver is responsible for all pit crew members and can be fined and/or disciplined accordingly. Fines may be imposed for unauthorized use of equipment (golf karts, etc.) and/or destruction of property.
14. All unpaid fines may be deducted from a driver’s purse winnings and/or fund monies.
15. Scoring re-check decisions are final, non-appealable, and non-litigable.
16. Penalties for violation of rules may include, but are not limited to: disqualification, fines, permanent suspension from track, loss of points, and/or track membership being revoked.
17. The decision of the Race Official’s regarding race procedure is FINAL, NON-APPEALABLE, AND NON LITIGABLE.
18.Radio communication between the driver and the pit is not permitted. No radio equipment may be in place even if it is disconnected. No communication devices allowed in the car period. This includes cell phones. No mirrors of any kind and no data collecting devices. Racievers will be allowed.
19. All quads, ATV’s, or similar motorized vehicles used in the pits must have proof of insurance and must provide proof at any time proof of insurance is requested by S.M.S. personnel. Only one person per quad. Each motorized vehicle mentioned above must display a bright orange safety flag.
1. Drivers who want to be eligible for the season’s point’s championship must purchase a Siskiyou Motor Speedway track license. This will entitle the driver to earn points during weekly point’s races from the date the license is purchased. Drivers who do not wish to purchase the license will not be eligible to receive money or trophy for the year end championship standings.
The track license entitles each driver to the car number of his/her choice (if available). Only one number is available to each class. License holders will also receive other benefits that non license holders will not.
Heat races: 4-3-2-1
Trophy Dash: 4-3-2-1
Main Events: 60-58-56-54-52-50-48-46-44-42-40-38-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-10-10-10-10-10
Cars that are disqualified will receive 0 points for that event
1. All persons entering the pit area must be at least 14 years old. Anyone under 18 must have a minor release waiver signed by a parent or a legal guardian. Minor release must be presented with an original age verifying document such as a birth certificate, Picture ID, etc.
2. Driver age requirements:
Mini Stocks, Super Stocks, Trucks, sport mod 14 years old
Pro-Stocks, Modified, Dwarfs 16 years old
3. All drivers will fill out a driver profile sheet and a W-9 form for tax purposes. No driver/owners will be paid without a completed W-9 on file, No exceptions! Any driver that earns $600.00 or more during the season will receive a 1099.
4. No person will be allowed to enter the pit area unless they have a secured wristband and have signed all proper release forms.
5. Wristbands cannot be transferred at any time. Anyone caught doing so will be ejected and not permitted to return that night and may face a fine or suspension upon return.
6. The Siskiyou Motor Speedway reserves the right to refuse service to any driver, pitman or car owner, etc.
7. Drivers will pull a pill which determines the line ups for the heat races. For night races: Pill draw will conclude at 6pm. Any driver entering the pits after 6pm will have to start at the rear of the last heat race.
8. All persons entering the pit area are required to attend the pit meeting which will be held before qualifying. Drivers that do not attend the pit meeting will start in the rear of the farthest qualifying event.
9. All cars must pack the track to the discretion of the track officials. Any car not packing enough or at all will start at the back of the farthest main event and forfeit hot laps.
1. Any fighting in the pit area will subject all parties involved to suspension and/or a fine depending on the severity of the incident and the decision of the officials. The average is 12 month suspension. Any continuing problems from the same individual may result in permanent suspension and or fines. Any driver, car owner or pit crew member that enters any other drivers pit area and causes trouble, will be suspended and or fined plus loss of all points and money for that night.
2. We expect courteous conduct from all participants at all times. We do not tolerate profanity directed towards any other person, including officials. We expect you to look like ladies and gentleman and expect you to act accordingly. An infraction of this rule will incur up to a 12 month suspension and or fines.
3. Driver of the car will be responsible for the conduct of anyone associated with his or her car, whether in the pits, grandstands or parking lots. The driver can be penalized for the actions of the said people.
4. No motors will be started after 11Pm.
5. Tampering with another drivers car is grounds for suspension and or fines.
6. The starters stand for official use. You can be fined or disqualified for using it.
7. The drinking of any intoxicating beverages or use of any drugs by anyone in the pit area is strictly prohibited. A driver or pitman violating this rule will result in the driver’s disqualification and or other penalties. There will be no refunds issued for entry fees. A second offense will result in fines and suspension on top of disqualification of the driver.
1. A written protest may be filed by a driver or owner whose race car is participating in the event. The protest must be filed within 15 minutes after the completion of the class feature event. A $50.00 cash protest fee must accompany a written protest for any single item. A $100.00 fee is required for any additional or tech items. If a car engine is found illegal, the protest fee will be refunded to the protester. The driver will then be fined $250.00 and up to a two week suspension at the discretion of the tech official. Any parts found to be illegal will be confiscated and disposed of by the speedway.
1. All race incurred injuries to any driver, owner, mechanic, or official must be reported to a track official immediately. All accidents must be reported no matter how minor they may seem. If an injured person is transported to the hospital, he/she must have a doctor’s release to return to the pit area. Injuries due to fighting are not considered “race incurred”.
1. The management requires you to keep your pit area clean during and after the races. Use the trash cans that are placed along the fence to avoid a “clean up” fine. Take a look around your pit area before you leave the track.
2. Anti- freeze or other fluids, motor oil, brake fluid, gear oil or any other liquids other than water, may not be dumped at the speedway. Bring your own containers in for collecting and disposing of all liquids. Anyone caught dumping anything on the ground may be suspended for up to12 months. No oil is to be sprayed on the car without a drop cloth to protect the ground.
3. No cars or pickups are allowed in the pits unless they are approved by the pit steward. No one is allowed to ride in the back of a truck, trailer of on the back of a 4 wheeler.
4. Each pit area must be equipped with a serviceable A-B-C type (dry powder) fire extinguisher with a minimum 10lb capacity. This is in addition to the extinguisher in the car. The extinguisher must be visible from the pit road.
5. A 5 M.P.H speed limit will be strictly enforced in the pit area. An automatic $25 fine will be assessed to anyone breaking this rule and putting others in danger.
1. The only people allowed on the racetrack and in the infield are, racing officials. Everyone must stay away at all times unless requested by an official to assist for some reason. Drivers may seek a place of safety in the infield following disablement. When crashed, remain in your car. You may not exit the car unless it is on fire or if Okayed by a track official. Do not examine your car while the cars are racing on the track. Pit crews, owners and personnel related to any car are not allowed on the track following an accident or injury.
1. Repairs are never to be made on the racetrack or infield at any time. You may make repairs in the pits at any time during events, but do not enter the racing surface without expressed authorization. An official will ok your entry at the track entrance and signal for you to proceed. If you fail to stop at the track entrance or enter before being directed to re-enter , you will be black flagged, with an opportunity to re-enter correctly.
1. All cars are subject to inspection at any time. It is the responsibility of a driver, car owner and mechanic individually and as a group to have their car free from mechanical defects and kept in safe racing condition at all times.
2. Drivers caught on the track without all safety equipment on will be black flagged from the racetrack. Once the driver has all safety equipment on and has been cleared by an official, he may return to the track at the rear of the field.
3. All cars must be neatly and brightly painted.
1. Any car losing its muffler or making excessive noises, popping or smoking will be black flagged. This is an automatic black flag and you must pull off on your own accord or if the black flag has to be displayed, you will be disqualified and, lose points and money, and pay a $25 fine. All cars must meet the 95 decibel at 100 feet rule. This will be strongly enforced.
1. All cars are required to run transponders for scoring and position placement.
1. Our racing program is based on the availability of enough cars qualified in each class. If this number is not available, alternate scheduling or programming will be used. Racing events will be lined up in various ways to accomplish the best racing program
1. Qualifying positions will be determined by drawing a number. The driver can only qualify one car per class for the program. Once a car has been qualified, it cannot be driven by another driver.
Green Flag (Start of Race) At the beginning of the race, cars must maintain position until the green flag appears. On all restarts, the race will continue as soon as the flag man displays the green flag and all drivers must maintain their position until they pass the cone.
Red and Yellow Flag (Restart) the cars lineup as if it was the original start. All cars caused or involved in the restart will be put to the rear of the field.
Yellow Flag (Caution) All divisions at S.M.S do not race to the yellow flag. All drivers should be aware of the caution lights. All cars should slow to a reasonable pace and stay in single file until directed by the chief steward to their restart position. All cars causing or involved in the caution may be put to the rear of the field. Any car pitting under the caution will lose their position and must go to the rear of the field. No crew members will be allowed on the racing surface at any time while under caution. When the caution is over and the cars are properly lined up, the Flag man and the chief steward will signal one lap to go and the race will restart with the green flag.
Red Flag (Stop-Danger) The red flag means that it is unsafe to continue racing and all drivers should come to a complete stop as soon as possible. NO driver should move from where they stopped on the track until instructed by an official. Any driver going to the pit area under red flag conditions (with permission of an official) will be placed at the rear of the field when returning to the field prior to restart of race. The race will go back to the last completed lap on a red flag and the line-up will be based as such. Failure to obey red flag rules may result in fine and /or disqualification.
White Flag (one Lap to Go) The white flag will be displayed to the lead car when there is one lap remaining in the race. It will be held and not waved to help the drivers keep the white from being confused with the yellow flag. If a yellow or red flag falls during the white flag lap, a restart using the lineup from the last completed lap will line up the field for a green white checkered finish.
Checkered Flag (Race is Finished) The checkered flag signals the end of the race and all cars will be paid on how many laps they completed in accordance with how they crossed the checkered flag. All cars are allowed to take one cool down lap before taking their car to the pits. The requested cars of each feature must drive directly to the claim/tech area before returning to their pit area.
Black flag (Leave the racing surface immediately) The black flag is disqualification from the event. Any driver that the black flag is shown will be disqualified immediately and will forfeit all winnings and points.
Blue & Yellow Flag (Hold your position) This flag will be displayed to cars that the leader is approaching to let them know to hold their position and let the leaders pass. It will be up to the flagman and the chief steward’s discretion to determine if a car is holding up the leader. If a car does not let the leader pass he may receive a black flag or a rolled black flag as warning to let the leader pass.
Black & Red (Mechanical Black Flag) This flag indicates a mechanical problem. The driver must go to the pits to correct this problem and may return to race after it is corrected, starting in the back. Any Driver that fails to heed the black flag for more than (3) laps will be disqualified immediately and will forfeit all winnings and points.
Start of Race
1. Cars must report immediately for any race in which they are scheduled to the staging area. You are responsible for getting your car up for your event; do not rely on an official to call you for your race. In any race, if you are not in the position when your event is called to enter the racing surface, you will be required to start at the rear of the field. During main events, an alternate car should pull to the rear of the field in case a qualified car cannot make it. If the alternate car is not needed you will be waived back to your pit area and must leave immediately. If an alternate car has started the event the disabled car is out of the race.
Flag and Scoring Rules
1. Cars must not pull out of position or pass the car ahead of them until after the start/finish line on the initial start of the race. On restarts, racing resumes when the green flag waves. All races will be started at the cone or chalk line. Any front row driver who deliberately stalls for a slow start will be sent to the rear. The pole car must bring the field in at a reasonable and constant speed. Any car not taking the original green flag will not be able to participate in that event. No one may first enter a race on a restart. If a car is missing in the lineup for an event, the cars in that row will move up. (do not cross from another row)
2. Any car pulling out of the lineup before any green flag and stopping on or off the track shall be sent to the rear of the field. This is to eliminate stalling on the starts. The exceptions beings that if an official orders you to stop.
3. Once the green flag is dropped on a race, cars may not add water, oil or fuel. Cars must pull into the pits to change tires or make any repairs. There will not be any work allowed on the track. Cars that leave to the pits will have to start in the rear of the lineup. Drivers not obeying this rule will be penalized. The exception to this is during special events in which fuel stops are necessary. The officials will order the race to be restarted once the track is clear.
4. Any race in which the green flag has been dropped is officially started even if there is a restart. Any car damaged early in the race may re-enter at a later time but must start in the rear and will be down the number of racing laps completed by the leader. Cars that do not complete a lap will be scored off of the starting lineup.
5. The yellow flag will be dropped at the starter’s discretion. Stalling or spinning will not necessarily cause a yellow flag to fall.
6. All restarts will be double file with the leader out front,( Texas Style). The leader sets the pace. Cars must line up single file while under yellow flag. Any car that will not get into the proper lineup may be put in the rear of the field. The flagman will give the double up sign before the start of the race.
7. In the event a red flag is used after more than one racing lap has been completed and a restart is in order, cars are scored and restarted as they crossed the starting line the lap previous to the red flag. Cars involved in the accident will be put to the rear of the field.
8. There will be an automatic red flag when a car is flipping or on fire or dangerous debris are on the racing surface.( wheels, driveshaft’s, etc).
9. When a red flag is used, and the race cannot be restarted because of the 11:00 pm curfew, the race will be considered completed by going back to the previous completed lap and the cars caused in the accident will be scored at the rear of the field. This applies also to any conditions in which we cannot continue racing.
10. Intentional spinning, flipping or ramming of another car (especially the leader), or waiting a lap to ram a car will not be tolerated. These are causes for a black flag, a fine and/or suspension. Unintentional ramming, body slamming or bumping is also cause for a black flag and/or other penalty.
11. The black flag will be dropped for any of the following reasons, cars dropping anything on the racing surface including tie rods, cars with flat tires and with raised hoods. A left front flat tire is not a cause for a black flag providing the driver is handling the car properly. Cars that have items hanging off of the car that poses a danger to other racers, themselves or officials will be black flagged. A hood that has come loose and is blocking the drivers vision or a car that loses a muffler or is too noisy will be an automatic black flag and you must pull off on your own. If the black flag has to be displayed, you may be disqualified and lose your points and money for the night.
12. A driver not obeying a black flag and causing the race to be halted will not be entitled to re-enter that event even if repairs are made.
13. Officials will not make any alterations to any vehicle at any time.
14. Cars continuously spinning out or out of control will be black flagged at the flagmans discretion.
15. Cars not maintaining a racing speed will be black flagged off the track at the flagmans discretion.
16. Cars must re-enter the race track on the straightaway only and must stay outside of safety tires. Cars should use the turn one exit at all times to leave the track. Turn 4 may be used in some cases.
17. All classes (unless otherwise noted): The Winner of the main event for the previous race will be required to start at the rear of the following main event no matter where you qualify in your heat race.
Time Limits/Race Length
1. Races will have a time limit as follows: one minute per lap for all races. The clock starts when the green flag falls. All racing will stop at 11:00 pm curfew.
1. All participants acknowledge and accept full responsibility for injuries, damages or other losses that may occur to themselves and their property as a result of participation in this event. They further acknowledge that they have read the general release contained in the application form and understands its meaning.
2. All entries agree to appear for tech inspection at any given time. Failure to do so may result in a loss of positions, fine or disqualification. The decisions of the officials are final.
3. All participants agree to abide by the rules and decisions of officials governing participation in this event.
Official policy statements
1. Any modifications not covered in these rules will not be allowed unless approved by the S.M.S. officials.
2. Equipment will not be considered “legal” simply because it went through inspection unobserved or because a rule has not been written against it.
3. Officials reserve the right to confiscate and hold any parts and/or equipment not conforming to the rules.
4. Officials reserve the right to judge, decide and establish what constitutes a legal part or car.
5. There will not be any grace races for cars that do not meet the 2013S.M.S. class rules.
1. It is ultimately the obligation of each participant to insure that his/her conduct and equipment comply with all applicable SCMA rules and regulations as they may be amended from time to time. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of or compliance with these rules. They are intended as a guide for conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or others.
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 conditions 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 publication of or compliance with these rules. They are intended as a guide for conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or others.
The race officials shall be empowered to permit minor deviations from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from such alterations of specifications. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final
Rules and tech questions should be addressed with the tech officials.
Procedure questions should be addressed with the pit steward.
On track questions should be addressed with the infield official or flagman.
The management of the SCMA.
THESE RULES ARE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2013 & SUPERCEDES ALL PREVIOUS RULES.