2020 Clinton County Speedway General Rules & Procedures
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 express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publications of our 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 minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No express 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. In the case of drivers who have been injured away from Clinton County Speedway, or who have been hospitalized for treatment and/or undergone surgery, or have been fitted with a cast, brace or prosthesis, or who suffer from a chronic or progressive debilitating illness, the speedway reserves the right to require the driver to present certification from the treating physician, stating that the participation as a driver will not exacerbate any medical condition or complicate the process of normal healing. the Speedway further reserves the right to require such certification in the case of pregnant women wishing to participate in racing activities. Any female that is racing at the Speedway that is pregnant must notify speedway officials prior to racing. In any such case, the Speedway reserves the right to decline the entry of any individual whose participation might endanger their health or safety, or the health or safety of other drivers, crewmen, participants, officials or spectators. Any event sanctioned by an outside organization will be conducted under that sanctioning body’s race format and car specifications. All rules enforced by Officials, Management and Security must be adhered to while on Speedway property. Speedway and /or track officials reserve the right to reject any car or driver without cause or recourse.
Everyone who enters the pit area, or participates in competition promoted by Clinton County Speedway does acknowledge, represent and warrant that he/she has read, understands and agrees to abide by the rules in their entirety. Permission to participate or enter grounds shall constitute acceptance of same. You are expected to act in the manner prescribed by the Speedway and in accordance to all laws that govern the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. When entering into an event, he/she is not deemed a Clinton County Speedway employee, but is recognized as an independent contractor who will take all responsibility for taxes payable on any prize moneys or point fund moneys that he/she might have received as a result of his/her participation in any speedway event. All prize money earned will be credited to the driver, unless the speedway paymaster is notified in writing otherwise. Tax form must be submitted to paymaster before prize money can be received. In consideration of entering into any of the scheduled events, car owner, driver, pit people or agents, agree to permit Clinton County Speedway to use their names, photos and photos of their race cars for advertising and publicity before and after any event, and to relinquish all rights to any photos or sell the same. In consideration of entering the pit area, a fee will be charged and an armband or pit pass ticket (recognized as a pit pass) will be issued. Pit passes must be worn by everyone who enters the pit area. By affixing each participant’s personal signature on the pit register and release, this releases Clinton County Speedway, the fair association, fair board, its promoter and officials from all liability and makes the insurance carrier liable. Failure to remit the required fee and sign the pit release shall nullify any claim against Clinton County Speedway, the fair association, fair board members, its promoter, officials and insurance carrier for death or injury incurred prior to, during or after the racing program. All participants recognize that automobile racing is a hazardous undertaking and assume all the risk by reason of his/her participation and does for himself, herself, executors and administrators, successors and administrators, successors and assigns from any and all liability for personal inquiries that may be received and from all claims and damages for injury to persons or property growing out of, caused by any construction or conditions of any track equipment, cars or other devices used therefore, whatsoever. Race cars, vehicles (including towing equipment), wreckers, push trucks and any other equipment located in the pit area or restricted area are NOT covered by insurance. Anyone entering the pit area must have a pit pass, including kids and/or students. All persons under the age of 18 must have a minor’s release card and permission from the speedway office to enter to pit area. Minor’s release must be obtained from the Speedway. Release forms are available in the speedway office and at the pit gate.
Anyone involved in an accident on the track or in the pit must report it to the track office and/or call the track to fill out an accident report. Insurance carrier needs a report before any payments will be made. All pit personnel are covered by track insurance, provided that a waiver and release form was signed on the day of the event. It is the responsibility of the injured person to notify the speedway management if medical attention was or is necessary. This must be done within 48 hours of the accident. Any driver who is injured will negate insurance benefits when that driver returns to racing. No one will be permitted to enter the pit area or competition while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or narcotics of any kind. Any suspected participant must be reported immediately, at the request of track officials, to track medical personnel. Any participant found consuming alcoholic beverages or narcotics before or during a race program or before the last checkered flag of the program will be expelled from the premises, and the car with which he or she is associated may, at the discretion of the track officials, be disqualified from further competition. There will be NO use of videotapes to determine a call. Speedway officials’ calls are final. It is expected that all discussions and disputes between participants or participants and track officials will be conducted in an orderly and sportsman-like fashion. Anyone deliberately delaying the race program will be disqualified.
The flagman and other track officials will have control of the track during all events and the warm-up periods. Any car shown the blue flag with a yellow diagonal stripe is about to be lapped by a faster car. The driver being lapped should try to hold consistent line so as not to interfere with the faster car and/or cars that are passing. When a car is shown the black flag, the driver must pull off the track immediately. If the black flag is ignored, the car will be paid at the back of the field.
Golf Carts, ATV’s, and Motorbikes All golf carts, ATV’s and other motorized equipment are only permitted on Speedway property if they are used to move race cars and/or equipment to/from the track, scales or work area. The use of these types of vehicles as personal transportation or joy riding will not be permitted. If these vehicles are used for anything other than to facilitate race cars or the racing program, they will be removed from the pit area. Any resistance will result in the driver’s disqualification. Only one rider per ATV and two per golf cart, Razor, or Two Rider Vehicle (TRV) ATV is permitted when vehicle is in use as a staging vehicle. Absolutely no starting of any race car with golf carts is permitted. All golf carts and ATVs must carry liability insurance and proof of insurance must be presented to the speedway office prior to use.
Meetings/Registration: All drivers must attend mandatory drivers’ meetings. Drivers meeting will take place one-hour prior to the first qualifying event of the program. All race cars must have their MyLaps Transponder mounted on their car whenever they are on the racetrack. Failure to have a transponder on the car during any time trial event will result in the driver not receiving a time and will be placed at the rear of the heat race. Race teams will be instructed as to the mounting location of the transponder based on division. Failure to mount the transponder in the approved location could result in a scoring change in the final rundown.. Any race team that is not registered with the track’s handicapper prior to warmups will be placed at the rear of his/her heat race or at the tail end of the qualifying order. In the event that a competitor is delayed in arrival to the speedway due to circumstances beyond their control (traffic jam, flat tire, accident, etc.), a phone call (570-726-RACE) to the speedway informing of such and the intent to compete will be sufficient to hold their qualifying event starting position provided the phone call is received before registration closes. If the race car/driver is not pit side before the driver’s assigned heat race is completed; the car/driver will not be added to the consolation or feature lineups. Driver Registration and Pill Draws will take place at the pit shack and will begin shortly after the pit gates have opened. Pill draw will remain open up until the call for warmups or engine starts.
Driver/Car Changes: All driver changes must be reported to the handicapper prior to the completion (or posting) of the heat race lineups. Drivers are responsible for notifying the handicapper of any driver/car changes. Driver may attempt to qualify another car in the consolation if the change is reported prior to the lineup being posted; however, when the consolation lineup is posted (with the driver’s second car), the driver’s first car is automatically disqualified. Any time a driver changes cars after competing in his heat race or becoming qualified for the feature, he/she must begin the next event from the last starting position. Drivers may not change cars (and cars may not change drivers) after the start of any one race. Once a car is reported “withdrawn” from an event, the car may not re-enter that same race. In the event of a rainout or postponement, the driver who originally qualified for the event may compete in a different race car, pending the notification of track officials prior to the event. Minimum age restrictions for competing/driving in the all regular division are as follows: 15 years of age and younger (with additional restrictions), 16 years of age or older (without additional restrictions). All drivers under the age of 16 must have a parent/guardian submit a resume of the driver’s racing career to CCS management for review. No one under 16 years of age will be permitted to compete in the any division without CCS management and insurance approval or if the driver holds a license/membership in a sanctioning body (i.e. United Racing Club, Empire Super Sprints, World of Outlaws, etc.), provided said driver meets the minimum age requirements for that sanctioning body. The exception is only granted for events that the sanctioning body where the driver holds a license/membership is sponsoring or co-promoting/sanctioning at CCS.
Alternates: Alternates for the feature must be prepared to start the feature if needed. There will be no extra time allowed for the alternate. If necessary, the event will start short of a full field. No alternates will be allowed to join any race after the event’s initial green flag has been displayed. If an alternate starter is needed to fill the field when two or more consolations are completed, heat and consolation finishes will be used to determine the alternate. If there is a tie, a coin toss will be used to break the tie.
Starts: The race leader will start the race in the start zone (apex of the turn to the cone at the exit of turn four) ON initial starts, if the rows are in line and side-by-side, the green flag will wave and the green lights will come on, and all driver may pass at that time. Jumped starts can be called by any or all of the following: corner official, starter, and tower. If the officials feel there was not an equal start or that the rows were not in line nor ready to go, the start will be called back and it will be at the discretion of officials whether or not to penalize either one or both or none of the front row drivers by moving them back one row. If a driver starting in any other row jumps the start, the start will either be called back and/or the driver identified for the jump will be penalized the total number of spots that he or she advanced prior to the green flag. The penalty will be assessed at the final finish of the event, or at the next caution or red flag. Restarts All restarts will be single file and will take place when the leader is in the start zone (see above). All cars must be single-file, nose-to-tail order for the restart. If a car passes another car prior to the start or moves out of the nose to tail formation, they will be penalized two spots.
All cars shall be pre-staged prior to the conclusion of the previous event. The field will be given one to go as they pass by the flag stand, with the exception of divisions requiring to be push started. If you are not in the staging area or on the racetrack, whichever is directed by the officials, you will be placed to the rear of the heat.
Any driver passing the pace vehicle without being directed to do so by an official or the pace vehicle driver will be fined $50.00. Under no circumstances is the driver to “hot lap” when the track safety lights are yellow. Cars taking to the track will idle behind the pace vehicle until all contestants are on the track and are given the “close up” signal or an indication is given on the Receiver, at which time the driver can hot lap up to the pace vehicle and pull into position. Race cars will receive only one push start unless directed otherwise by officials. If the car stops on the track and needs a second push start, the car/driver will be deemed “delay of show” and will be sent to the rear of the starting lineup. This determination is at the discretion of the officials. If while lining up for the start of an event, it is determined there is ONE empty position in the inside row or ONE empty position in the outside row, all remaining cars will move forward to fill the empty position, thus sliding the rows. This eliminates the need to “cross over.” If there is a red flag (or yellow flag) before the first lap is officially completed, cars will be restarted in the original starting order, with those cars involved in the incident being placed at the rear of the field if able to continue. On a complete restart, a new restart lineup will be generated by sliding rows unless multiple drivers from the inside rows or multiple drivers from the outside rows are involved, then we will cross over rows for the restart lineup. If the yellow flag or red flag is displayed before the leader completes the first lap of a qualifying race, a complete double-file restart shall be made with the exception of any cars stopping on the track or entering the pit area. Those cars able to rejoin the race will be placed at the rear of the field. Only the leader needs to be past the stripe in order for the first lap or subsequent laps to be scored in a qualifying race. If the yellow or red flag is displayed before the entire field completes the first lap of a feature race (purse-paying main event), aside from any stopped or disabled car, a complete double-file restart shall be made with the exception of any cars stopping on the track or entering the pit area. Those cars able to rejoin the race will be placed at the rear of the field. Subsequent laps will be scored as the leader crosses the stripe. Any cars stopping on the track at any time during a yellow flag period – unless stopping to avoid an emergency vehicle, because of a safety concern or if directed to do so by an official – will be placed to the rear of the field or at the tail end of the cars on the lead lap.
Red Flags: When the red flag/lights are displayed, all race cars must stop as quickly and as safely as possible. Do not block any pit entrance around the track and let a lane open around the top of the racetrack for emergency vehicles. Race cars will be moved to their respective service areas when it is safe to do so. Any car that continues to roll/move after a red flag has been displayed will be placed to the rear of the event in which they are competing. This rule will be in effect beginning with the first race of the year with NO GRACE PERIOD. If a driver is told more than one time to stop and he/she fails to do so, that driver will be fined an amount deemed appropriate by the race director. Under the red flag, cars that have passed the start/finish line before the red flag was displayed will be scored as they came across the line; all other cars will be scored in the positions they were holding on the last completed lap. All red flags in heats and consolations will be “closed reds.” Crew members are not permitted to work on the race cars under “closed reds.” Red flags in feature events will be deemed “open” or “closed” by officials, at the official’s discretion. If a closed red is declared, crewmembers are not permitted to work on the race cars or come onto the speedway. If the red flag is going to be an open red, push trucks will move all cars to work area in turn 1 and 2. Once deemed safe for movement, speedway officials will turn both the red and yellow lights on to indicate for all trucks to start to move the cars to the work area. Once all cars are within work area, speedway officials will open the red flag. Nobody may cross the racetrack at any time unless the speedway is under a red flag condition. No one is permitted on the racetrack at an accident aside from the track safety crews and track officials. No jacks or jack stands will be permitted on the track. Crewmembers may work on cars only with tools that can be carried by hand. There will be no tire or gear changes performed on the track unless informed differently at the driver’s meeting. Once the field is ordered to resume racing, a maximum of two (2) laps will be completed by the pace vehicle. If a race car is not moving by the end of the pace vehicle’s second lap, that car will be placed at the rear of the field.
Yellow Flags At no time during a yellow flag period in any event shall any crewmembers be permitted on the racetrack or to perform any work on a race car. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. IF AT ANY TIME DURING THE RACING PROGRAM A DRIVER HAS TO BE TOLD MORE THAN ONCE THAT THE RACE TRACK IS UNDER A YELLOW FLAG, THAT DRIVER WILL BE PUT TO THE REAR OF THEIR CURRENT OR NEXT RACING EVENT. IF A DRIVER HAS TO BE TOLD MORE THAN TWICE TO SLOW DOWN WHILE UNDER YELLOW, THEY WILL BE DISQUALIIFIED FOR THEIR NEXT RACING EVENT OR FOR THE ENTIRE RACING PROGRAM. Nobody may cross the track at any time unless the speedway is under a red flag condition.
Black Flags: A black flag will be given to any driver who is losing part of his/her race car, smoking excessively, leaking fluid and/or if the race car is deemed to be a hazard, or to be in an unsafe condition. If a furled black flag is pointed at a driver, this is considered a “warning” that the driver has done something that is not permitted. If the driver repeats the offense, the black flag will be unfurled and the driver will be disqualified. If an unfurled black flag is waved at a driver, the driver/car is disqualified. Driver should reduce speed and enter the pit area at the next pit entrance. Pit steward will notify the driver/crew of the reason for the disqualification and whether the car may continue if the problem can be corrected. Any driver/car that is more than two laps down, or hopelessly out of contention, and/or creating a hazard, may be black flagged at the starter’s discretion. After a driver has been black flagged, the driver/car will no longer be scored.
Scoring & Positions: All cars must have their number clearly and prominently displayed on the roof of the car, facing the outside of the speedway, in order to be properly and correctly scored. All scoring will be done at the start/finish line. In the case of a yellow or red flag situation, cars that have passed the finish line under the green flag conditions will be scored on that lap; all remaining cars will revert back to the last completed lap or the initial starting lineup. This eliminates racing through an accident or back to the starter’s stand. Cars involved in the incident will restart at the rear of the field if able. All cars must line up in single file formation immediately. Any driver deliberately delaying the program will be disqualified. Any driver attempting to improve his/her position while pacing under yellow will be returned to his rightful racing position and faces a possible penalty for delaying the race. Refusal to maintain proper track position when an official directs a driver to where he/she is to be will result in a one-lap penalty or disqualification. Any driver one or more laps down when any caution/red flag appears will be restarted at the rear of the field. When the yellow or red flag/lights are displayed, the lap is considered completed if the leader is by the starter’s stand in qualifying races. All cars that stop on the track are considered “involved in the incident,” unless they have stopped because the racetrack is blocked. Any car that stops for any reason while the yellow flag is displayed (on the track or in the pit area) will also restart at the rear of the field. The exception to this is any driver/car that is stopped by an official for consultation or in the event a driver must stop with an official due to a safety issue within the cockpit (the driver will retain his/her correct position if cleared by the official). Any car in the pit area when the yellow safety lights are turned off must remain there until the next yellow flag period. If a driver is more than two laps down, he/she may not enter nor re-enter the race. Should there be a “dead heat” feature, the payouts will be added together and divided between the two drivers for the positions in question. This applies to first and second, as well as any other positions. Points will be distributed in the same manner, by combining and dividing. No approaching the starter. All complaints will be handled by officials at the CONCLUSION of the racing events or program. The scoring tower, flag stand and other officials’ stands are off limits during a racing event. Inappropriate behavior by a driver, crewmember or anyone associated with a particular race team may result in that driver’s immediate disqualification. No use of videotapes to determine a call. Once the checkered flag is displayed in any race, and when at least one lead-lap car crosses the loop with the checkered flag unfurled, the race will be deemed official and complete with finishing positions scored in the same manner as a red or yellow flag condition. Finishing positions will be determined by who completed the lap first. When drivers have completed the same number of laps, the driver who completed that lap first will be scored in front of the others. If a driver, or drivers, caused a caution or red flag on that lap, they will then be scored behind the drivers who have completed the same number of laps.
Safety Issues: Prior to participation in any racing event, all cars are subject to a safety inspection. Only cars deemed suitable for competition will be approved for participation. Track officials reserve the right to reject any entry for failure to comply with safety or technical rules as set forth by Clinton County Speedway. Any one driving race cars and/or any other equipment erratically or excessively fast through the pit area will be dealt a penalty at the discretion of the officials. Drivers must adhere to division specific safety rules any time his/her race car is started. All sprint cars MUST have a fuel cell and bladder. Any driver who enters the track while the yellow lights are turned off, or the green lights are turned on, will be disqualified. All race cars must have hoods securely in place at all times while under green flag conditions. No cars will be permitted to race in the rear of heats for practice laps. No one is allowed over/beyond the fence that contains the pit area. Any time anyone fires/starts a race car for any reason, he or she must be dressed in proper racing attire (helmet, fire suit, gloves, etc.) and he/she must use safety equipment (seatbelts, etc.). No driver may exit his/her car on the race track unless there is a official or designated individual present to grant permission to do so. If a driver is involved in an on-track accident and needs to be towed or pushed off of the track, the driver must remain in the vehicle until an official indicates to driver that it is safe to exit the race car. Upon exiting the car, drivers must remain with their cars to accompany them back to the pit area. The only exception to this rule will be in the event of a fire or a similar emergency situation occurring with or in the car. Any driver who exits their race car on the track in order to confront the driver of another car and/or to show displeasure with another driver will be subject to a fine and or suspension to be determined by track officials and the race committee. No one is permitted on the race track at an accident aside from the track safety crews & track officials
Suggested Safety Equipment: 1. Arm restraints. 2. Driving uniforms – flame retardant with a minimum of two layers. 3. Underwear, head sock, gloves, foot socks and shoes should all be flame retardant. 4. Driver’s seat fume deflector/heat shield. 5. Full face Snell approved helmet/no more than two years old. 6. Headrest padding. 7. High back (stock car style) seat. 8. Kill switch within reach of driver. 9. Knee pads or padded steering. 10. Neck collar. 11. Right head net or support. Head net equipped with quick release capability. 12. Seats mounted to frame with a minimum of three bolts. 13. Windshield screens are highly suggested with a minimum of .090 screens. 14. Minimum three-inch wide seatbelts, no more than two years old, mounted to frame with bolts or looped over frame tubes, belts traveling through bottom of seat. Minimum three inch wide shoulder harness, double over the shoulder, military shoulder straps with anti-sub crotch belts. Harness to go over horizontal tube located less than three inches below the top of driver’s shoulders. 15. All seats will meet SFI 39.2 specifications (410 sprint only). 16. Highly recommended use of SFI 39.2 specifications seat for late models. 17. Highly recommended use of SFI 39.2 specifications of seats for all other sprint car classes. Any car, team or driver not meeting Speedway specifications or standard racing safety procedures and equipment, is subject to automatic disqualification and/or penalties. Track officials will interpret the safety rules and specifications and make all final decisions and judgments, but in no instance will any deviations from the rules and guidelines which compromise safety be allowed.
Transponders: Transponders are required for all regular weekly divisions, with the exception of the 4 Cylinder Division. All race cars are required to have a MyLaps transponder mounted on their car at all times while on the racing surface. Transponders are available for rent at the speedway from the Parts Supplier. Failure to have a transponder on the car during any time trial event will result in the driver not receiving a time and driver will be placed at the rear of a heat race. If a transponder is on the car, but not functioning, a replacement transponder will be mounted and the driver will be allowed a time trial at the next available opportunity. Any car that does not “hit” when crossing the scoring loop for any race will be instructed to stop at a official. If a transponder is not on the car, a transponder will be mounted and that driver will start the event at the rear of the field. If a transponder is mounted, but not functioning, a replacement transponder will be mounted and the driver will retain his or her starting position. Race teams will be instructed as to the mounting location of the transponder based on division. Failure to mount the transponder in the approved location could result in a scoring change in the final rundown. Transponders will be available for rent at the parts truck. At the end of the night all transponders MUST be returned to the parts truck.
Flat Tires & Repairs: A race car may not restart an event with a flat tire unless permitted to do so by an official. The featured division particpatnt that receives a flat tire during a feature event will be given two laps to return to the track. In order to receive his two laps, driver must come to a stop on the speedway or idle by a track official before moving to the designated work area located on the outside apron of turn four at the pit entrance. The two laps will be given to each driver one time per feature event. The two laps will start when the race car reaches the designated work area. If the race car does not go to the designated work area, it will be deemed that the car is out of the race and the two laps will be forfeited. There will be no repairs to race cars while they are on the track. If repairs are made while on the track, the car and driver will be disqualified.
Slowing, Spinning & Stopping Cars: Any driver or car causing two (2) yellow and/or red flag periods in heats, consolations or features (excluding yellow flags for flat tires) will be disqualified from the remainder of that event. Any car running more than two (2) laps down or hopelessly out of competition and/or creating a hazard may be black flagged at the speedway officials’ discretion. Any car that does a 360 spin will fall in line where it regains momentum.
Event Lineup Procedures Drivers will draw pills for heat race starting spots, with a redraw of the top qualifers for the A-Main. This will occur for the first two feature events so a point average can be obtained. All drivers will pull a pill to determine the heat race starting lineups with the lowest number pills starting on the pole of the heat races. Once an average has been established, top qualifiers will be handicapped in the A-Main based on their point average from all races with the lowest average starting first. The highest average of those drivers will be lined up in the last handicapped position. The driver who wins the most recent regular show must start in the last handicapped position at the next regular show if they qualify in a handicapped position. If the most recent regular show winner does not finish in a handicapped position, they will start the A-Main based on their finishing position in the heat race. If the most recent regular show winner is not entered in the next regular show, that driver must serve this penalty the next regular show they enter. All drivers must participate in at least 2 point races prior to being handicapped to the front of the A-Main starting lineup. Until a driver enters at least 2 point races, they must start in the last handicapped position if they qualify in a handicapped position. These penalized drivers will start behind any previous regular show winner(s) who are also penalized that week. The rest of the A-Main lineup will be set by heat race finishing position followed by any B-Main qualifiers.
Postponement and Cancellation Admission Policy:
POSTPONEMENT: In the event that scheduled events must be postponed due to rain, curfew, etc. and all qualifying has been completed, wristbands cannot be used for re-admittance at a future date. In this case, the feature events will be made up at a future date and the qualifying positions from the postponed event will stand. However, if the scheduled events are cancelled due to rain, curfew, etc. and all qualifying events are not completed, wristbands may be used for a future date. (See below)
CANCELLATION DUE TO WEATHER OR FOR ANY UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE If an event is cancelled and all qualifying has not been completed, you will have 2 events from the date of the cancellation (the date the event is cancelled) to use your wristband at face value (NO CASH BACK) for another race. The wristband may be used to purchase more than one ticket at a time. They may be used to upgrade to a pit pass.
SCHEDULED MAKE-UP DATES: In such cases when a make-up date has been established and advertised for an event, and the speedway postpones completion of said event until the scheduled make-up date, wristbands will only be good for the scheduled make-up date and refunds will not be issued for the postponed event. Instead, wristbands purchased for the postponed event will be required for re-entry into the completion of postponed event on said make-up date.
Protests: The right to protest lies with the competitor who finishes the feature event one spot behind the driver being protested. Never the less, an official acting in his/her official capacity shall, even in the absence of protest, take such actions as the case warrants. Verbal protests accompanied by a $500.00 cash protest fee must be filed no later than five (5) minutes after the conclusion of the race. A written protest stating clearly the subject of action must follow the verbal protest. The protest fee will be returned if the protest is upheld. If the protest is not sustained, the $500.00 protest fee shall be forfeited, and the protesting competitor shall pay all costs incurred by officials in determining the protest. All parties concerned shall be bound by the rendered decision. All measurements will be with Speedway equipment or authorized agents. Any car found illegal shall result in the loss of purse money that would have been earned as well as points for that event. In the event of a scoring protest, only the driver or the car owner may protest to the scorers only after all racing is completed for that evening. Driver is responsible for the conduct of all persons associated with his/her team. 4-Cylinder Claimer Rule, please see the Claimer Sheet in the forms section of the website for procedures and eligibility.
Tech Inspections: Refusal to allow technical inspection may result in disqualification and loss of points and prize money from that event. For any race car that is found to be illegal, the driver and or team of that race car loses pay and points for that event.
Personal Conduct: No one will be permitted to enter the pit area or competition while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or narcotics of any kind. Any participant suspected of being under the influence must be reported immediately, at the request of track officials, to track medical personnel. Any participant found consuming alcoholic beverages or narcotics before or during a race program or before the last checkered flag of the racing program will be expelled from the premises and the car with which he or she is associated may, at the discretion of the track officials, be disqualified from further competition. Any un-sportsman like conduct, whether on the track or anywhere else on the grounds, WILL result in suspension of the driver and/or car. Drivers are responsible for the actions of their pit personnel and are responsible for their crewmembers’ review of these rules. Anyone fighting in the pits or on the track, or anywhere on the Speedway property, will be subject to legal action, a fine up to $1,000, and suspension or ejection for the balance of the event and/or season. All drivers and pit personnel should stay in their own pit area. Anyone involved in a fight in another driver’s pit area will AUTOMATICALLY BE AT FAULT. Harassment of officials, tow truck operators, safety crews, ambulance, or fire crews will not be tolerated. Verbally abusing anyone at the speedway will result in suspension from subsequent events. Physically abusing anyone on Speedway property (this includes pushing, shoving, verbal abuse, etc.) will be dealt with severely, with ejection and/or suspension for the balance of the season. NO ALCOHOLIC beverages are permitted in the pit area until after the program’s final checkered flag falls. Violators will be ejected for the program and/or suspended from future events. As a reminder, the Speedway is a business that is open to the public when admission fee is rendered. YOU are expected to act in the manner prescribed by the Speedway rules and in accordance to all the laws that govern the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If you are suspended from the speedway property and return to the speedway property prior to the end of suspension date, you shall be charged with Section 3503 (b) (l) (I-V) Defiant Trespasser in accordance to the Crimes Code of Pennsylvania. Everyone involved with racing programs on a given night is directed to have fun with the experience, or at least remember they are supposed to try to!
General/Miscellaneous: Distances, Time Limits, Radios, Points, Payoff, Etc. Nobody may cross the racetrack at any time unless the speedway is under a red flag condition. Drivers who do not attend the annual awards banquet will forfeit their point fund money unless they have previously appointed a designated representative to receive their award. In this instance, it is preferred that the car owner be the appointed representative, however exceptions can be made at the approval of officials. Tax form must be submitted prior to pulling a pill. Paymaster must have tax form on file before prize money can be received. No two-way radio communication of any kind is permitted between drivers and crews. All drivers in any division in competition at the Speedway are required to use a Receiver one-way radio to allow for one-way communication from track officials. One-way radios are mandatory when you are on the track, at all times. Driver radio frequency is 454.000 No mirrors of any type permitted inside or outside the race car. Anyone deliberately delaying the racing program will be disqualified. If for some reason a car fails to go directly to the scales when required to do so, said car shall NOT stop at his pit. Instead, he/she will continue around to the pit lane and be pushed directly to the scale. If the car fails to be pushed or comes around to his pit, said car will be disqualified from that event. Any car that does not meet the minimum weight requirements (make weight) upon scaling will be scored last of the cars that started the race. Absolutely no used tires shall be dumped or left behind on speedway grounds. All disposal of tires is the responsibility of drivers. Violators will be fined and/or suspended at official’s discretion. We would really appreciate your cooperation in removing all trash from your pit area or use proper trash receptacles as we take great pride in our facility. Any driver whose race car is not pit side for his/her respective heat race will not be allowed to run the consolation or tag onto the rear of the feature. In the case of events being run under a sanctioning body or as part of a series, race procedures could be dictated by the organization’s/circuit’s bylaws, if applicable.
SHOW UP POINTS & TOW MONEY 1. Show Up Points a. Any driver who takes at least one green flag during an event, defined as wheels turning on the track under their own power when the green flag falls for any of the following; individual time trials – group time trials – heat race – or any main event (C, B, or A-Main), will receive show up points. 2. Points a. Season-long championship points awarded based on finishing position will only be awarded to those drivers who take the original green flag, defined as wheels turning on the track under their own power when the original green flag falls, for a points paying race such as an A-Main Feature event. 3. Tow Money a. Any driver, in a division that offers tow money as part of the prize monies, who takes at least one green flag during the night, defined as wheels turning on the track under their own power when the green flag falls for any of the following; individual time trials – group time trials – heat race – or any main event (C, B, or A-Main), will receive a minimum of the posted tow money for that night. 4. Purse a. Prize monies awarded based on finishing position will only be awarded to those drivers who take the original green flag, defined as wheels turning on the track under their own power when the green flag falls, for a prize money paying race. 5. Note a. At the discretion of the track promoter and management, tow money and show-up points may still be awarded to a competitor if the competitor is unable to continue due to an accident, a damaged race car, or injury that occurs during their hot lap session.
Point Structure: Points will be awarded in feature event only All scheduled races at Clinton County Speedway are full point events unless otherwise stated. 1. 250 points 2. 230 3. 220 4. 210 5. 200 6. 190 7. 180 8. 170 9. 160 10. 150 11. 140 12. 130 13. 120 14. 110 15. 100 16. 95 17. 90 18. 85 19. 80 20. 75 21. 70 22. 65 23. 60 24. 55. 50 appearance points will be awarded to drivers who attempt to qualify but do not start the feature. Point Ties: If the point standings are tied at the end of all point shows at the conclusion of the season, the following rules will be used to break ties: the number of victories will be in play – the tied driver with the most victories will win the tiebreaker. If still tied, the number of top five finishes will come into play – the tied driver with the most top five finishes will win the tiebreaker. If still tied, the number of top ten finishes will come into play – the tied driver with the most top ten finishes will win the tiebreaker.
Electronics, Gauges, and Dashes 1. 2-way communication devices in or attached to the race vehicle or on the driver’s person will not be permitted. 2. Cellular, satellite and /or Wi-Fi devices in or attached to the race vehicle or the driver’s person will not be permitted (including cell phone or smart watches). 3. Antennas will not be permitted in or attached to the race vehicle or carried by the driver. 4. All forms of a vehicle position system (GPS) will not be permitted. 5. Only approved lap timing and or lap time recording devices (Transponder) will be permitted. 6. Gauges to monitor engine conditions are permitted at the discretion of Speedway Officials. 7. All electronic gauges whether analog or digital, except tachometers, will only be permitted to have one (1) input from the respective gauge sensor. Outputs from the gauges will not be permitted. Tachometers will be permitted to record engine RPM for recall. 8. Electronic Dash Modules will not be allowed at the Speedway
All rules are subject to official discretion and may be modified from time to time to ensure safety and fairness to all competitors.