2014 New Smyrna Speedway General Rules
Any changes made to this rule book in 2014 are written in BLUE
IF YOU HAVE A RULE DISPUTE, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CURRENT RULE BOOK IN HAND AND SPECIFY THE RULE DISPUTED TO THE CHIEF TECH INSPECTOR.
ALL DECISIONS MADE ON RACE NIGHT ARE FINAL!
OFFICIALS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADD, DELETE OR MODIFY ANY RULE AS NEEDED TO IMPROVE THE COMPETITIVENESS OF ANY OR ALL RACING IF NECCESARY.
General Manager, Assistant Manager, Competition Director, Race Director, Flagman, Scorers, Technical and Safety Inspectors, and Pit Steward.
A. Competitors are independent contractors and not agents, servant or employees.
B. Competitors will use their own methods in performing their duties in accordance with the Speedway rules, as they may be amended from time to time.
C. It will be the competitor’s obligation to furnish any tools, supplies, or materials, which he/she deems necessary to perform his/her duties.
D. Competitors will be responsible for competing, and all actions of competitor’s employees, crew and agents.
E. Competitor assumes and takes full responsibility for reporting and paying to the appropriate authorities all charges, premiums and taxes, if any, due or payable to any funds the member may receive as a result of his duties and/or activities as a competitor including but not limited to social security taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, compensation insurance, income taxes and withholding taxes.
F. ALL COMPETITORS MUST PICK UP THEIR PAY AT THE END OF EACH RACE NIGHT. PAY WILL NOT BE MAILED. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO STAY AND GET YOUR PAY. BACK PAY CHECKS WILL BE IN PIT OFFICE FOR FOUR WEEKS. BY SIGNING THE PAY SHEET, YOU AGREE TO THE RACE FINISH.
G. Any returned Check for any reason will incur a $50.00 fee. You will not be permitted to race until fee is paid in addition to amount of Check. Can be paid by Cash or Money Order ONLY. Future Checks from competitor will not be honored.
A. YOU MUST BE IN THE TOP TEN (10), ON THE LEAD LAP AND HAVE A VALID NASCAR LICENSE TO HAVE THE OPTION TO PROTEST. THERE WILL BE NO PROTESTS ALLOWED IN THE STRICTLY STOCK DIVISION
B. Protests must be made in writing specifying the rule(s) considered to have been violated. And must be specifically spelled out. Cannot be bumper to bumper.
C. TIME LIMIT: All protests must be filed within TEN (10) minutes after race ends.
D. Protests may be registered with Race Director, Competition Directory, NASCAR Tech Official or the Pit Office.
E. If the car is found to conform to the rules and the protest is disallowed, the protest fee will go to the protested car. If the car is found to be in violation of the rules and the protest is allowed, the protest fee will be returned to the protester.
F. Fees: All fees must be paid in cash
P&G Carburetor inspection $50.00 . No Track fee
Cam Doctor Protest $75.00. Track retains $25.00.
$500.00 Motor tear down top half of engine to cam. Track retains $75.00.
$1000.00 Complete motor tear down top and bottom. Track retains $150.00.
G. ONLY the protested car’s Owner or Driver, Two (2) people max, the party protesting the legality and Track Officials will be allowed to be present at protest ruling. Party means: The person who protests must be a car owner or driver participating in the race.
H. More than one driver may protest any one car if they pay the protest fee for a specific rule violation.
I. Visual protests are to be honored any time before the race and do not have to be written or spelled out. Infraction must be corrected prior to racing. In the event that correction cannot be made, a weight penalty will be applied. Amount of weight will be determined by severity of infraction at the discretion of Tech Official.
J. Excessive protesting will NOT be tolerated and will result in disqualification, loss of points and fines. The Officials will determine this. THEIR DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
K. DO NOT REMOVE OR ALTER ANY CASTING OR PART NUMBERS.
A. New Smyrna Speedway reserves the right to retain, confiscate or otherwise, any illegal part or parts on any racing vehicle. The Tech Inspector may require a car at random to conform to any/all track/division rules.
5. PROTEST REFUSAL:
A. Any Car Owner/Driver refusing an engine protest of any kind will lose all money, points and trophies earned for that race date.
B. The next time the car competes it will be inspected after the race regardless of the finishing position.
C. If the Driver refuses the second time, the Driver will lose all points earned to date for the entire season.
D. Any competitors who fail to tear down a car for inspection when requested to do so by the Official in charge of the event will be subject to a minimum fine of $500.00 and/or indefinite suspension and/or disqualification of a Driver and car for the rest of the season. Ignorance of any rule is not accepted as an excuse.
E. If you borrow a car for points, it must be within the same class.
Protest for Florida Spec Engines:
A. Protest must be in writing with protested items specified and presented to the Race Director, Competition Director, Tech Official or the pit office no later than when the cars clear Tech Inspection.
B. Protest fee is $1,000.00.
C. The motor will be pulled and given to one of the engine builders but not the one that built the engine.
D. It will be taken to their designated shop, dynoed and inspected. If the engine is within the specs, it will be returned to the owner. If not, it will be confiscated and the $1,000.00 will be returned to the protesting party.
E. You must compete in the event and finish on the lead lap to protest.
F. ANY Florida Spec engine in any car is FOR SALE after any event for the cost of a replacement engine.
G. New Smyrna Speedway reserves the right to pull any Florida SPEC motor at any time to dyno and/or inspect and verify the legality of the motor. Any refusal will automatically deem that the motor in question is illegal and will result in immediate disqualification from the event and the driver and car owner will be banned from all New Smyrna Speedway events until the said motor is surrendered whether it be legal or illegal.
Crate Engine Protests:
Any crate engine is FOR SALE after any event for the cost of a new replacement stock Crate Engine. 602 Crate Engines may not be rebuilt in any division.
6. CONDUCT VIOLATIONS:
A. Every Car Owner/Driver at an event is expected to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner.
B. Every Car Owner/Driver is directly responsible for any person(s) deemed to be associated with his/her car at the discretion of New Smyrna Speedway Officials. Any Conduct Violations committed by these individuals will be charged to Car Owner/Driver.
C. Failure to obey New Smyrna Speedway Officials or Security could result in fines, suspension and possible disqualification with the loss of all points, money and trophies for that race date or all points accumulated for the entire point’s season.
D. If you do not return a trophy, you will be charged for the trophy and suspended from the next race.
E. Suspensions or Penalties include both Driver and Car. Suspension duration may be a minimum of two (2) consecutive race weeks for that division, not including rain-outs, at the discretion of Race Director.
F. Any rule infraction in any division could result in 25% of drivers points being removed for the first infraction. Percentage goes up after the first infraction and may result in suspension.
G. Anyone, be it Car Owner, Driver, Crew Member and/or family member entering a pit area other than their own will be considered at fault if they are involved in a disturbance and could result in a minimum TWO (2) week suspension, possible disqualification with loss of all points, money and trophies for that race date or all points accumulated for the entire points season and/or a fine of a minimum of $250.00. This applies to the Driver and car as well as the individual involved.
H. Anyone, be it Car Owner, Driver, Crew Member and/or Family Member who is determined to be guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct on or off the track by a New Smyrna Speedway Official, could result in a minimum of TWO (2) week suspension, possible disqualification with loss of all points, money and trophy for that race date, or all points accumulated for the entire points season and/or a minimum fine of $500.00 the first time; $1,000.00 the second time and $5,000.00 the third time and full suspension for the remainder of the season. This applies to the Driver, and Car as well as the individual involved.
I. Anyone, be it Car Owner, Driver, Crew Member and/or Family Member who performs an act or participates in actions deemed by Officials as detrimental to the sport, including but not limited to verbal abuse of any Official could result in a minimum TWO (2) week suspension, possible disqualification with loss of all points, money and trophies for that race date or all points accumulated for the entire points season and/or a fine of $250.00 minimum. This applies to the Driver and car as well as the individual involved.
J. Any Competitor(s) who assaults or threatens bodily harm to any Official or persons serving under his direction could result in a minimum TWO (2) week suspension, possible disqualification with the loss of all points, money, trophy for that race date or all points accumulated during the entire point season and/or a minimum fine of $500.00.
K. Any Competitor(s), Owner(s), Crew Member(s) or any other person(s) deemed to be associated with a specific car, who participate in fights in the Pits, on the track, or on the track premises could result in a minimum TWO (2) week suspension, possible disqualification with the loss of all points, money and trophy for that race date or all points accumulated for the entire point season and/or a minimum fine of $500.00.
L. ALL FINES WILL BE PAID IN CASH PRIOR TO BEING ALLOWED TO COMPETE IN THE NEXT EVENT.
7. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES:
A. When you pay/enter the first pit gate, you are in the pit area.
B. It is forbidden to consume any alcoholic beverages in the pits during any race event.
C. You MAY NOT go to the grandstands and consume alcohol and return to the Pits.
D. GLASS BOTTLES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE PITS AT ANY TIME.
E. Violations could mean immediate expulsion from the Pits as well as disciplinary action not limited to a two (2) week suspension and/or a minimum $250.00 fine. This applies to the Driver/Car Owner and any person(s) deemed to be associated with his/her car at the discretion of Officials.
A. Anyone injured during the course of the racing program MUST notify the track EMS/EMTs and provide all required information prior to leaving the premises on that date in order to be eligible for any insurance benefits.
B. Notifications made after that date will not be accepted and the insurance eligibility will be forfeited.
C. If you are injured and you put in a claim for insurance or you have an injury visible to officials, you will be required to provide a Doctor’s Release before you will race again.
D. Doctor’s Release must state that you are cleared to compete in stock car racing.
E. ANYONE INJURED WHILE FIGHTING IS NOT COVERED BY TRACK INSURANCE.
9. PIT SPEED:
Excessive speed and/or careless driving in the Pits will not be tolerated and could result in suspension, disqualification, and possible Car Owner/Driver fines or both. No passengers will be allowed in or on the race cars for any reason.
10. RACE EVENT PARTICIPATION:
A. All Competitors, Car Owners, Crew Members and/or Mechanics AGREE THE TRACK IS IN SAFE, RACE-ABLE, AND USABLE CONDITION IF THEY TAKE PART IN DRIVING ACTIVITIES.
B. No Car Owner, Driver, Crew Member and/or Mechanic shall have any claim for damages, expenses or otherwise against Promoter, Operating Corporation of Officers, Directors, Officials, Agents, or Employees by reason of disqualification or damage to either the Car, Driver or both.
C. All Car Owners, Drivers, Crew Members and/or Mechanics assume full responsibility for any and all injuries sustained, including death and property damage, any time they are on the racing premises, enroute thereto or there from.
11. ENTRY FEES & FORMS:
A. Forms: Any and all entry forms, license forms etc. submitted by a competitor MUST BE LEGIBLE and contain all information requested, including signature of the Car Owner/Driver.
B. Fees: Race event entry fees are for the car and do not include the Pit Pass cost for Car Owner/Driver or Crew Members. These entry fees apply to Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Modifieds and Trucks only:
No entry fee for 50 lap races
75 lap race: $75 Member– $100 Non-Member
100 lap race: $100 Member – $125 Non-Member
125 lap race: $125 Member – $150 Non-Member
200 lap race: $200 Member – $250 Non-Member
12. FALSE INFORMATION:
Anyone giving false information to any Official at any time will NOT be tolerated and may result in being fined, suspended, possible disqualification with loss of all points, money and trophies for that race date or all of the above.
13. QUALIFYING PROCEDURES:
A. The Driver that qualifies (time trials) the car, must start the race in the SAME car. Only two (2) crew members are allowed on pit road for qualifying. No one under the age of 16 is permitted on Pit Road with the exception of registered drivers.
B. If there is a Driver/Car change from qualifying, the car will start at the rear of the field if there is a position available.
C. The Car and Driver qualify as “one unit” race ready.
D. The tires you qualify on MUST be the tires you start and finish the race on. Any tire change must be due to a flat and must be verified by a track official. (Exception: Governor’s Cup 200)
E. Top three (3) will submit to mandatory inspection. 4th and 5th place qualifiers will be on Stand By. This applies to ALL divisions.
F. Any driver reporting late for qualifying will get only one (1) lap and will qualify first (when possible). This will include all 5 laps behind the pace truck.
G. The fast qualifier will pull a pill for inversion.
H. All divisions may tape nose for qualifying and may remove at any time after qualifying.
I. In the event of matching fast times, the second fastest time will be used to determine the position.
14. FALSE STARTS:
A false start occurs when a Driver breaks the plane of the bumper of the car in front of him/her or moves forward from his/her position before the starting signal is given. On a second (2nd) false start, the driver in violation will be sent to the rear of the field.
A. All cars must start under their own power at the beginning of each race.
B. The Pole position driver starts the race on the initial start.
C. The leader starts the race on restarts.
D. All divisions will comply with a double file restart. The leader can choose the inside or outside lane.
E. Drivers will be notified at the Driver’s meeting of any change in the start/restarts.
F. All odd numbered positions line up on the inside. The second place car and all even numbered positions line up on the outside.
G. The finish of the last completed lap by the COMPETITIVE FIELD determines the line up for restarts. If transponders are used the field will be set by how the field was at the time of the caution.
16. MINIMUM DURATION:
A. If a Feature is stopped at less than 50% of its scheduled distance and is not restarted, it will be considered incomplete and organizers will NOT be obligated to distribute funds.
B. If 50% or more has been run, the event will be considered complete.
C. RACES MAY BE LAP OR TIME LIMITED DURING THE RACE SEASON.
D. If your division does not have 6 cars for the feature race, you will run a minimum of 10 laps, maximum of 15 laps.
E: Drivers meeting is mandatory. Failure to attend will result in starting in the rear. (Exception: Strictly Stocks). Random roll call may be called at any time for any division.
17. FINISH LINE INTERPRETATION:
The finish line shall be considered to extend from the grandstand retaining wall to the inside of pit wall, and any car rolling down pit road under its own power may legally receive the green, white or checkered flag. YOU MUST TAKE THE CHECKERED FLAG ON THE RACING SURFACE TO WIN THE RACE.
18. SCORING COMPLAINTS:
A. If the Car Owner/Driver has a complaint about scoring they MUST notify an official and wait until the races are completed to consult with the PROPER OFFICIALS. The Track Officials are available for thirty (30) minutes AFTER the race program is complete.
B. NO ONE, for any reason, will disrupt or halt the program to voice a complaint.
C. ABSOLUTELY NO ONE IS ALLOWED IN THE SCORING TOWER TO DISCUSS ANY CALLS MADE DURING OR AFTER THE RACE.
D. Any violation of this rule will result In a $100.00 fine and disqualification.
19. CARS SENT TO REAR OF LINEUP DURING A RACE:
A. If your car causes the yellow or red light or flags to be displayed, it will be sent to the rear. (Behind the last car on the lead lap, if you were on the lead lap.)
B. Any other action taken will be at the Officials’ discretion.
20. CAUTION LAPS:
A. On all caution laps, cars will line up single/double file until given the sign to double file.
B. Under caution, the Drivers are to be very cautious and aware of the cars involved in the wreck, the wreckers, the safety buggy, and the crew working on the track.
C. NO ONE is allowed on the racing surface during a caution or while the race is under red, EXCEPT OFFICIALS or unless approved by an Official.
D. Failure to comply could result in disqualification, suspension and or fines for the driver/car involved.
21. BLACK FLAG:
A. The BLACK FLAG is a CONSULTATION flag.
B. If a car smokes excessively, it will be Black Flagged for consultation.
C. If you bring out the caution unassisted, 3 TIMES, you will be Black Flagged and sent to the Pits for the remainder of your race.
This is a ruling made by Officials, and will result in the loss of all points, monies or trophies for the race date. You will be responsible for replacing any trophy damaged or not returned if you are disqualified. Any other action taken will be at the Officials discretion.
Each entered car must be inspected and approved by the Technical Inspector before it will be allowed to participate in competition or practice. Cars damaged or altered after they have been inspected are subject to re-inspection and approved by the Tech Inspector. The Car Owner/Driver is responsible for the legality of their car.
24. CAR NUMBERS:
A. Pit Office will issue car numbers, at the time of licensing.
B. Numbers are issued to Car Owner/Driver purchasing a current license.
C. A returning Car Owner/Driver has 30 days to claim his number.
D. CAR NUMBERS CANNOT BE RESERVED WITHOUT THE PURCHASE OF A LICENSE.
E. All divisions will have numbers 18” tall, 3” thick on the roof facing the grandstand side and both doors.
F. 6” tall numbers will appear on the upper right hand corner of the windshield; right front bumper cover; left rear bumper cover.
25. PIT/PUSH VEHICLES:
A. Four Wheelers, Scooters, Golf Carts Etc.: Must have the car number of the racecar you are with, displayed where it can be seen.
B. Four wheelers, push carts, etc. are NOT allowed on Pit Road or the Race Track for any reason.
C. No one under the age of 16 is allowed to drive 4 wheelers, scooters, golf carts, bicycles etc on New Smyrna Speedway property.
D. All push vehicles must be full bodied and enclosed.
26. CAR WEIGHT:
A. In all divisions, weight should be displayed on right and left side of the hood.
B. 1 lb. per green flag lap may be deducted from the total weight at the end of the race for all divisions.
27. MOTOR CUBIC ENGINES:
In all divisions, motor cubic inches (cc’s) should be displayed on the right and left side of the hood.
If your car is crashed and you do not leave the track in an ambulance, you MUST remain with your car until it is in your pits. If you do not remain with your car, you will be penalized and be scored in the last position.
29. DECALS, ETC.
No obscene decals, paintings, expressions, etc. on racecars, trailers, etc.
30. For any special races, all divisions must go through tech, register and pay any entry fee before you can practice. Registration window will close (1) one hour prior to race time.
A. Radio spotters are required for all Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Modifieds and Trucks. All spotters are required to display the car/truck number on their headset.
B. Only one designated spotter is allowed on spotter stand.
C. No one under the age of 18 is allowed on the spotter stand.
D. All designated spotters are required to scan race control…No Exceptions!!! NEW SMYRNA RADIO FREQUENCY IS – 468.8625
32. Any regular feature race that is rained out will not be rescheduled.
33. NASCAR LICENSES:
All drivers are required to have a valid NASCAR License to race. Te
34. NEW DRIVERS/UNDERAGE DRIVERS:
Any new driver that has not raced a “Stock Car” or is underage will start every race at the rear of the field until the Competition Director approves him/her to draw for position.
35. The top five finishers in all divisions will report to post-race tech.
36. All divisions except Modifieds:
All Tires must remain inside Body – NO EXCEPTIONS. Modified tires must not be outside Nerf Bars
37. TRACK SIGN-IN / LINE-UP PROCEDURES:
A. Sign in will be at the Pit Office and must be done in person.
B. Numbers will be pulled by the computer which will be your starting position.
C. If you elect to go to the rear of the field you must tell the pit office. If you fail to notify the pit office, you will lose five (5) points.
D. In the event of a driver change you must notify the pit office. Failure to notify the pit office will result in an automatic disqualification.
Heat Races will be eight (8) laps for all divisions. Super Late Models will run ten (10) laps.
Feature Race laps will be as follows unless otherwise noted:
Super Late Models: 35 laps
Pro Late Models: 25 laps
Modifieds / E-Modifieds: 25 laps
Sportsman / Mini-Stocks: 25 laps
Super Stocks: 25 laps
Strictly Stocks: 20 laps
The Heat Race (Feature if no Heat Race) line up order is as follows:
All Drivers eligible to draw for starting position
Prior Winners who have not yet served penalty
Heat Race winner will draw inversion pill for feature line up.
In the event of two Heats, winner of Heat one will draw for inside row, winner of Heat two will draw for outside row.
Heat Race Points:
1st - 5 pts
2nd - 4 pts
3rd - 3 pts
4th - 2 pts
5th - 1 pt
Feature Race Points:
1st - 50 pts
2nd - 48 pts
3rd - 47 pts
4th - 46 pts
5th - 45 pts
6th - 44 pts
7th - 43 pts
8th - 42 pts
9th - 41 pts
10th - 40 pts
11th - 39 pts
12th - 38 pts
13th - 37 pts
14th - 36 pts
15th - 35 pts
Deduct 1 point per position through the field.
If you borrow a car for points, it must be within the same class. Cars must be raced in the division registered. You may not run the same car in more than one division per night.