Green Valley Speedway Glencoe, Alabama
General Rules & Conditions 2012
RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER
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 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 PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official.
The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements: NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final. Green Valley Speedway, shall incur no liability to any party whether a participant, spectator, guest or business invitee. Racing is a risky sport and the viewing of same is also. You enter the premises at your own risk and peril and you agree to same.
All pit passes are to be considered as an entry fees to race, as paid by drivers, crew members and observers,but only on the portion that does not exceed the purse being paid out to participants during a specified event. Any fees collected in excess of the purse (if any) shall be considered admittance.
Track owner and or his officials reserve the right to establish & maintain fairness of competition and the safety of all whom enter Green Valley Speedway Property: He/or his assigns have the authority to do whatever they deem necessary to accomplish & establish same. By purchasing entry to the property or being an invited guest you affirm and recognize such authority. Your failure to follow any official & lawful instruction will be cause for immediate removal from the track without the refund of either passes or entry fees. If ATV’S, golf carts or other personal vehicles are allowed on track property, it is to be considered a privilege and not a right. Abuse of such privilege may cause you to be refused such privilege. You are not allowed to drive a car, truck or van into the pits unless you are pulling a race trailer, as there is ample parking right outside of the pit gates, so please don’t ask, as it is not fair to others and is against insurance regulations. If you have a special verifiable medical condition, let us know, so we may accommodate you.
Track Champions: All Classes will have the class champion determined by taking the total points earned by each driver. THERE WILL BE NO SUBSTITUTE DRIVERS ALLOWED
Prize Money: Prize money will not be held for anybody and must be picked up the night it is earned. GVS will not be responsible for any money not picked up immediately following an event. You are responsible to count you money at the payout window before you leave. Once you walk away from the payout window, it is agreed and assumed the payout is correct NO EXCEPTIONS. Only the driver or his representative who has with them the driver’s license, of the driver, as identification will be authorization may pick up money.
ALL ATV’s Drivers at Green Valley Speedway. No one is allowed to drive ATV'S on the premises unless they are at least 16 years old (this is also a state law and violators are subject to same). Minors will be required to immediately park the vehicle, until an adult can come and get same. Speeders will be warned for the first offense, fined $25.00 for second offense, and Vehicle to be impounded until owner leaves the track upon third offense.
ON TRACK PROCEDURES
RaceCeivers and Transponders will be required by all participants. No radio communication between pit and cars is allowed.
The first four cars in all divisions are subject to a track tech and track is not responsible for any expense to drivers for this inspection. Refusal to submit to technical inspection is grounds for disqualification.
Coming on the race track to qualify or start a race: All cars will stage, by class, in the pit area just outside the track entrance and are not to block the entrance. From there they will be directed onto the track by the Track Official at the rear entrance. Drivers will come on the track in a single file manner (you do not have to be in order at this time), at least one car length apart, and go immediately past the flagstand, so that transponders maybe checked. Once you pass the flagstand we ask that you attempt to get in approximate starting position, if you are to start or qualify on the inside go to the bottom of the track and if you are to start or qualify on the outside row, go to the outside of the track. All Drivers will come to a complete stop in turn 3 and await instructions from the tower. Your car number and or name will be called out over the RaceCeiver and you are expected to immediately move to your starting or qualifying position. If qualifying you will line up in the infield by row and if starting a race (HEAT/FEATURE) you will immediately line up at the front flagstand in your proper row and position.
Delaware Double File restarts: When a caution comes out and with the lead car in front, the rest of the field will hold their current positions in Single File Order behind the leader, so they can be properly realigned. Cars not immediately lining up in single file order will be sent back one row from their original restart position. When the caution is cleared and on command from the tower the second car will go either inside or out. The third car will go the opposite of the second car and each car thereafter shall alternate. Once the cars are lined up you will be given the indications by Raceiver, Flagman & Flashing Green Lights that we are restarting the race when the leader hits the restart area. After approx. 60% (examples: 15 laps in a 25 lap race or 10 laps in a 15 lap race) of the laps in any are completed we will go back to single file restarts.
Limited NO Fault Spin Out & Stoppage Rule: Any car that spins out or stops on the track, other than at direction from a Track Official or at the flagstand on the front straight of way to have sheet metal pulled, will automatically go to the rear. With Three (3) exceptions: 1. At the start of the race when a lap has not been completed. 2. When it is without question by Track Officials that a driver has maliciously and intentionally spun out another driver (if it is without question the offender goes to the rear, if not the car that spins or stops goes to the rear) 3. We protect the leader at all times, if the leader is spun out by contact from another car they don’t go to the rear, unless the leader clearly initiates the contact or spins on their own
Restarts Exact Procedure:The Pole sitter shall lead the race cars to the front straightaway in a smooth and consistent manner. The race will be started or restarted, by the Flagman and the illumination of a constant green light. Any driver that jumps on the start or restart will be given no warning and the driver will be sent back one row or his or her lap will not be counted. There will be no simulation of a false start once you have passed turn three. If any car including the leader approaches turn four or the flagstand in anything other than a smooth manner he/she shall be considered to have committed a false start and will be given no warning and will be sent back one row.You are not to pass another car until after you have cleared the flagstand and any car that does will be sent back one row on the restart. A second violation by the same car will cause them to be black flagged and sent to the pits.
HOT LAPS, QUALIFYING AND HEAT RACES
Hot Laps: We will make every effort to give all cars 2 hot laps, by giving a green, then white and finally a checkered flag. If you wish to weigh your car, proceed to the scale immediately after your hot lap session. After you have weighed you will be directed out of the infield to the pits by a Track Official. You are not to leave the infield until directed to do so by a track Official.
Qualifying Super Late Model only: Two cars will enter the track from the infield at the same time and in the order of their pill number drawn for qualifying. Drivers will be given 3/4ths of a lap around the track to spread the field. It’s the drivers’ responsibility to distance themselves from the car in front of them. They each should not take up more than 1/2 of the track in doing so. You will be warned to distance yourself properly and any driver who continually fails to do so will be sent to the pits and start in the rear of the field upon their next entrance onto the track. Once qualifying begins you will get the green/white/ checkered flag and get 2 qualifying laps with the fastest of your two (2) laps being used for your qualifying time. In the event of a caution on the first qualifying lap you will get 2 more laps of qualifying, if a caution comes out on the second lap you get no more laps; if two cautions come out on the first then qualifying is over and the best time will be used for your qualifying time. If you are late to the infield or miss your qualifying group you will start in the rear of the field for either the heat race or main that you are late for. If you attempted to make a lap during qualifying and pull into the pits your qualifying is done.
Heat races for Super Late Models, Crates, Sportsman, Outlaw Thunder, Streets Stock, KMSA & Pure Pony ( all Enduros will start in Feature and have no Heat Races):
To make the program more entertaining for the fans all these classes will run heat races ( only Super Late Models, Crates, & Sportsman maybe required to qualifying, which may vary from event to event). When cars check in at Driver Check in they will draw a number and be lined up in heats by their number draw, per the following:
Example: Lowest number drawn goes to inside row heat race #1, next lowest inside row heat race #2 and alternate depending on the number of heat races. Classes with less than 10 cars will hot lap only and then line for there feature by pill draw order.
Protest Procedures: It is required that if you intend on conducting a protest of $700 or less that the driver carries sufficient monies on them personally to conduct such a protest, as the driver must declare a protest as they cross the scale after the race and give the protest money to the Scale Official in the infield. If protest is $701 or more or you are claiming a Crate Motor again the Driver must declare a protest at the time he crosses the scale and will have 15 minutes to produce protest money to the Track Official at the entrance to the track (no other Track Official accept Dennis M. Harker or Scott Morris) is allowed to accept this money). Any car in the top three found illegal at scales or track’s tech inspection may not protest. Protested drivers will have the right to protest the car that filed the original protest. Counter protesting driver will then have a 5 min. Time limit to pay fees after the inspector notifies him that is being protested. The driver/drivers have a one hour time limit to have his/her car ready for inspection, once notified of protest. Failure to do so is grounds for disqualification the moment the teardown or inspection begins the track will retain 25% of all protest fees regardless of the outcome. If driver refuses to tear down the driver that filed the protest will be refunded 100% of his or her money. If protested driver is found legal he or she will receive 75% of money filed by protesting driver. If the car is found illegal the protesting driver will be refunded 75% of his or her money Once a car leaves the track from the infield area it will not be allowed to be protested unless the car being protested fails to stop for inspection after being instructed to do so by any Track Official, in which case it shall be immediately disqualified. While a protest is being conducted only the protesting driver & one representative of his/her choice and the protested driver with one representative of his/her choice shall be allowed in the protest area. Any crew member or person representing a driver will cause immediate disqualification of their driver if they attempt to enter the infield or any part of the track area without escort by a Track Official or prior Track Official approval. Any car being protested and at the total discretion of the track may be impounded in the track shop building until such time as it is convenient for the Track Technical Personnel to conduct such protest inspection. In cases of impoundment the protested car shall be escorted to the building by a Track Official and locked in said building until inspection is convenient to the track. In some cases it may cause a both the protesting driver and the protested driver and their representatives to wait until after the nights events to have the inspection conducted. If either protested driver or protesting driver refuses to wait for inspection, they will have been deemed to have defaulted and monies will be paid out accordingly.
Cost for protests: $300 for one head, $200 for oil pan, $150 for P&G, $50 to check, flywheel & clutch, $50 to check carburetor, $50 to check, wheelbase, and $700 to protest everything on a car. $900 to protest a crate engine *track receives 50% of this fee, when motor is impounded as it will be if teardown is needed. The tear down will be at W. Vinson’s motor shop in Southside, Al. Protested driver, protestor and Vinson must agree on a date with in 5 business days, as to when inspection will take place. If either the protestor or the driver being protested fails to agree on a date or fails to show on an agreed upon date the party failing to show or agree to a date will be considered the defaulting party. If protestor is in default protested car will be considered legal and monies will be disbursed accordingly. If protested car is in default, then car will be considered illegal. Track gets 25% for each protest. 75% to prevailing driver. Driver must finish in the top three and be on the lead lap to protest. No backward protests will be allowed, as you can only protest a car in front of you.
Engine Claim Rule for 2012
Crate Drivers may now claim another Drivers Crate Engine
Cost of claim is $2 000 for a 602 and $3,000 for a 604 engine.
A. Driver must have driven in the same race as the Driver whose engine they wish to claim.
B. The claiming Driver must have finished the race and placed in the top 4 of that race.
C. There can be no backward claims in any race.
D. A Driver may only claim a maximum of two (2) engines per full racing season.
E. Claiming Driver must surrender their own engine to the Driver that they have claimed an engine from.
F. Only Driver may make a claim for an engine (no crew members, owners or spectators)
G. Claiming Driver gets and gives up engine only (you get only what comes with a Crate Engine from GM)
Driver must make claim at the time he crosses the scale.
Claims must be paid in cash only and be paid within 15 minutes of the Official end of the race.
If normal race ending track technical inspection reveals either claimed or surrendered engine is illegal then the claim becomes null and void at the legal drivers choice. If both engines are found to be illegal then the tracks choice is to void the claim by all parties.
Anybody who has been disqualified for a motor infraction and desires to have their motor impounded for inspection at a motor shop of the tracks choice, must immediately surrender the motor to track officials and immediately post a $500 nonrefundable deposit for such inspection costs and be prepared to pay additional inspection costs prior to motors return to them. Once the car and or motor leave the tech building and or leave the sight of the Tech. Officials all rights to appeal end forever.
A Driver can compete in more than one class, but the same car cannot be in two classes. Any driver that wishes to compete in more than one class per night will have to pay an additional Pit Pass or Entry Fee for each additional class.
If you don’t specifically qualify for a specific class "we reserve the right to place you in the class that you are most qualified for and may require that you add additional weight to your car or even refuse you the right to run in any class". It is the Drivers responsibility to know and meet the rules of each class before you arrive and not the tracks responsibility to bend the rules to accommodate a Driver who has not taken the time to be totally legal for a class. GVS has the final word as to who is legal or not and it not a subject for debate, before, after or during a race.
No fighting: drivers are responsible for his or her crew. First offense a 1 race suspension and $200 fine each, for all participating parties. Second offense banned from the track for the rest of the season for both parties. Any driver or pit crew member that enters another driver's pit area will be deemed the aggressor. Away from either driver's pits any driver and crewmembers can be deemed the aggressor. Any person instigating a fight will be immediately disqualified from further competition for the rest of that day or nights event.
Any driver or spectator who is abusive, in words or actions in dealing with any track official will be immediately disqualified from further competition for the rest of that day or nights event and receive no purse money or driver points. Violators may also be removed from the track property and will receive no monetary refunds of passes or entry fees and are subject to fines, suspension or further discipline. Any driver or pit crew member who enters the grandstand area and conducts him of herself in an unsportsmanlike manner may be suspended or fined.
Cars leaving track for replacement of flat tires will be given a three courtesy laps to return to track in non regular season payout events only.
Any car that brings out the yellow flag two times will be sent to the pits. When yellow flag is brought out, we will go back to the last completed green lap for the line-up. On the white flag lap, you will continue to the checkered flag unless officials throw a caution because of immediate danger on the track.
All legal car weights after a feature, heat race or qualifying are as the car leaves the track.
Any weights, fenders, hoods, etc. that come off the car while on the racetrack cannot be added as additional weight at the scale. Car weight is to be legal anytime with car and driver. If you completed the race with it, it counts if you didn’t it doesn’t, it’s that simple.
Nobody is allowed touch racecars on the track but track officials. Any car worked on by other than a track official will be put in the pits. All cars will stop on the front straight away only to have metal pulled by track officials
Any driver leaving their car while on the track and/or approaches another driver or driver’s car in an aggressive manner will be given no warning and disqualified and receive no points or money for night. You should never leave your car while on the track unless you are in immediate danger. Any driver that does leave his car while on the track will be assumed to have forfeited his or her right to continue in the race, unless it is strictly for safety reasons that the drivers evacuates the car. We reserve the right to pull any car into the infield or the outside pit area at our discretion.
Any driver in the opinion of track officials that obviously goes into the mud to gain additional weight, after taking the checkered flag will get ½ their money and ½ of their points.
The top four finishers must cross scales after heat or feature races. All cars must cross the scales after qualifying.
For any unnecessary roughness on the race track, the race will stop and the person or persons responsible will be put into the pit. If you take a car out on the white flag lap you will be paid tow money only and receive no points. The car that was taken out will be paid for their spot and get their points.
Race cars speeding through the pits will not be tolerated. First offense receives a verbal warning, second offense $100 fine, third offense- banned from the track for 60 days.
If you are found illegal in a protest or disqualified for any reason you will not receive any money or points. Any car that pulls into the pits and re enters under a green flag and stops will be automatically put back into the pits. This applies to starts and restarts.
Any driver, crew member or relative of same that enters the scorers box, flag stand or owners skybox or other restricted areas
without prior invitation or in an aggressive manner is subject to an immediate $200.00 fine and or disqualification for the night with no race money or point will be given.
Any driver who attempts to drive racecar while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs is subject to immediate disqualification and forfeiture of all prize money, entry fees and pit passes. We reserve the right to require all participants, crewmembers or other individuals on track property to subject themselves to a sobriety test at anytime they are on the track property. Failure for anyone to subject themselves to such test will be sufficient ground for removal from property without recourse for any monetary refund to expelled party, to include passes or entry fees.
No Burn off allowed unless posted for a specific event and If posted it shall only be 1 lb per lap burn off. If any race event is prolonged by an unusual amount of cautions, then solely at our discretion of the GVS Race Director, he may decide to add a 1 pound per lap burn off to the event. This unusual burn off amount shall be announced and apply equally to all Drivers in that specific event.
E85 Fuel is legal for!
Crates, Sportsman, Outlaw Thunder, Street Stock , Modified or Pure Pony with all other carburetor rules still applying !
Required For Safety Of Others & To Aid in Proper On Track Visual
Weights must be secured with a minimum of two ½" bolts, painted white and with car # on weight.
Drive shafts must be painted white and have drive loop securing them.
Tow loops on front and rear of car to assist in wrecker hookup. No tow loop will subject your car to unnecessary damage.
Car Numbers to be min. of 18 inches tall & on both sides, and on roof with numbers readable for passenger side of car.
Driver Be Aware!
If you are not checked in by, this will happen!
the start of the Drivers Meeting you go to the rear of your Heat race
prior to the start of the hot lap sessions you go to the rear of your Heat race & cannot hot lap
by the start of the very first Heat Race you may have to start in the rear of the feature & not heat race