Track Rules

MCS General Facility. Race Equip. Racing & Conduct Rules & Regulations.

These rules will become effective and enforceable as of the date of this publication and will constitute the rules and regulations that shall govern the

conduct of all racing events.

All car owners, drivers, sponsors, crew members, and any and all persons involved in any way in any racing event shall be deemed to have read,

understood, and agreed to comply with these rules, and any and all

amendments, supplements, and /or revisions that may be implemented. The rules and any amendments can have an effect on your safely and the safety

of our patrons. It IS:, therefore, recommended that all above listed entities read this book carefully to assure familiarity with the rules and regulations

contained herein. The rules and regulations as set forth herein are intended

to establish minimum acceptable standards and requirements for all racing

events. No expressed or implied warranties of safety shall result from the

publication 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 participants, spectators, or others.

CONDUCT

MCS expects and requires that all who enter this facility conduct themselves

in a respectable and professional manner and display proper sportsmanship.

All actions and activities deemed to be detrimental:, including but not limited

to:, the use of verbal and physical abuse7 profanity, or threats against MCS

management7 staff, officials7 and/or employees will not be tolerated and

. violators will be dealt with accordingly.

Do not threatening an official, including verbal, physical, and any hand or

body gestures.

Any individual attempting, inflicting, or threatening physical abuse to, or in

any way harrassing another individual while on the premises of MCS will be

barred from the facility.

Drivers shall be held responsible for actions of all those associated with

his/her car, including but not limited to, car owners, sponsors, crew, family

members, wives and girlfriends, husbands and boyfriends and will be

penalized accordingly.

Absolutely no consumption of any alcoholic beverages or the use of illegal

drugs in the pit area will be tolerated by anyone participating in the

scheduled race event as a crew member or driver.

On any given race date, a person’s pit area will be considered his private

domain, and he has the right to defend it as though it were his own

properly. If you enter another person’s pit area without permission, you will

be subject to removal from MCS for the rest of that race date. This also

applies when vehicle is parked in the infield, staging area or disabled on the

racetrack.

FIGHTING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

Rough driving will not be tolerated.

ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH A CAR GOING ONTO THE STARTER’S STAND OR

SCORING BOOTH UNINVITED, WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY SUSPENDED.

ALL CALLS WILL BE JUDGEMENT CALLS BY TRACK OFFICIALS AND THEY

WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING

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INTERPRETATION OF RULES

The interpretation and application of all rules contained herein as well as all

amendments, supplements and revisions that may be implemented shall be

at the sole discretion of the MCS management and officials and shall be final

and binding.

We will attempt to not make any changes in rule book for the entire

season. In the case that an amendment Is necessary and implemented,

everyone In that class will be given an amendment the first week available

and you will sign that you received It. After that first week, the amendment

will be on file In pit office for you to get. We arf’ not responsible if you do not

ask race director for the amendments.

In the absence of a specific rule to cover a given point of situation, MCS

management and officials reserve the right In all such instances to make a

final judgment and ruling which will be binding. Therefore, you should

understand the MCS Interpretation. That is the Interpretation which governs

whether you get paid or not.

The absence of a specific rule does not Imply approval, consent, or

permission regarding that subject. Any questions or doubts regarding such

matters should be directed to MCS management and officials.

MCS the right to change, alter, revise, amend11 or delete any rules, or to add a

rule or rules at any time.

Management and officials of MCS will answer questions and explain the

Interpretation of the rules and associated penalties issued to any owner or

driver who inquires, but NOT during a time that races are being

conducted. Such discussions must be held following the conclusion of all

events and will not be conducted during the course of the running of the

racing program. Race Director will be available In the Main Scoring Tower

for 15 minutes after the conclusion of the last racing event.

IT IS THE BURDEN ON THE COMPETITOR TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE

RULES AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES OF MCS. IT IS THE DRIVER’S

RESPONSIBLITY TO ATTEND THE DRIVER’S MEETING.

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 EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF

SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM THE PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH

THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended entirely as a guide

for the conduct of the sport and in no way guarantee against injury or death

to any participant, spectator or official.

The race director or Head Tech Inspector shall be empowered to permit

reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or

impose any further restrictions that in their opinion do not alter the minimum

acceptable requirements. AND EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF

SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH AL TERA TIONS OR DEV/A TIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the

officials and is final and binding.

On occasion when situations arise that are not covered by written rules

herein, special rulings may be put into effect by the track officials. Once

such rulings are acted upon, they may become an act of policy and will be

added to the existing rules of procedures.

OFFICIAL FLAG RULES

Green Flag – The green flag indicates the start or restart of a race.

The Flagman starts the race with the pole sitter coming off turn 4. The entire

field must be side-by-side prior to the Green flag drop. Those out of line will

be penalized to the rear of the field upon the next caution flag, or scored in

last place at the finish of the Heat or Feature Race. Re-starts will be a

Delaware restart up to ½ way of the heat or feature race. Beyond ½ way will

be a single file restart. Restarts are started by the race leader with his/her

discretion to fire from the center of turns 3 & 4 around to the original start

line. If the leader hasn’t fired by time, they reach the original start line, the

flagman will start the race. All drivers will stay in their starting positions

until either the leader fires or the flagman starts the race. The same penalty will apply if any driver tries to gain an advantage by jumping the start or restart. Drivers will be given 2 opportunities to get it right and if not able to get a clean start, violating drivers will go to the rear of field for the start.

All decisions on this are by Race Director or Flagman and are FINAL and

unappealable. NO PROTESTS ALLOWED.

Yellow Flag – The yellow flag indicates that there is a potentially hazardous

situation on the racing surface.

It requires that all drivers slow down immediately, exercise caution, and

maintain or resume their relative positions in the field. They must maintain a

speed designated by the officials. All cars must assume their positions in

the field as of the last completed green flag lap (with the incident which

precipitated the yellow flag) as designated by the officials.

If the yellow flag is displayed during the first lap, there will be a complete

restart. If it is determined by the Race Director that you were responsible or

contributed to the yellow on the original start, you will not be awarded your

original starting position. You will be placed at the rear of the field. In this

event, all positions left open will be filled by moving cars straight up. You

will no longer get a free caution to improve your start. Should the leader

complete the first lap prior to the yellow flag being displayed, the lap will

count as completed. All laps thereafter will be counted as complete when

one half the competitive field crosses the start/finish line, and cars will be

lined up according to the previous completed lap. Any driver who disregards

or abuses this rule or does not cooperate in the yellow flag procedure is

subject to being penalized.

Red Flag – The red flag requires that all cars come to a complete stop as

soon as safely possible in a safe and cautious manner due to an unsafe

condition.

If the red flag is displayed during the first lap there will be a complete restart

unless two-thirds of the field has completed that lap. Should two-thirds

complete the fist lap and the red flag is displayed, the lap will count as

completed.

Under no circumstances should the driver, crew, or owner work on the car

when the track is under a RED; this includes the infield.

This will cause the driver and car to be disqualified.

Black Flag – A car receiving the black flag must go immediately to the infield

or pit area.

The scoring of any car, in which the driver ignores the black flag, will be

disqualified and/or suspension or fine may occur.

MOVE OVER FLAG – (Blue with diagonal yellow stripe) This flag means:

“move over” – you are being lapped by a lead car. Move to the inside. Sprint

car rules explained at driver’s meeting.

White Flag – The white flag indicates to each driver that he is starting the

last lap, and also indicates one lap to green.

Checkered Flag – The checkered flag signifies the completion of the event.

GENERAL COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

IT IS DRIVER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO HA VE A REPRESENTATIVE ATTEND ALL

DRIVER’S MEETINGS.

DRIVERS, CREW MEMBERS AND/OR OWNERS ARE ALLOWED AT DRIVERS

MEETING!

IT IS DRIVER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT CAR HE IS

COMPETING IN MEETS ALL SAFETY AND TECHNICAL RULES AND

REGULATIONS FOR THE CLASS THAT CAR IS COMPETING IN.

IT IS DRIVER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE CAR HAS BEEN

PRESENTED TO TECH PERSONNEL FOR INSPECTION BEFORE ENTERING

ANY RACING EVENT.

PER RACE SAFEFTY TECH IS MANDATORY..

1. Raceceivers or scanners are mandatory in all classes. They are to be

used for all hot laps, heat and feature events. MCS uses the frequency

454.000 for all Raceceiver communications.

2. All Drivers must line up their cars immediately in the proper order in

the staging area when called for their respective races. It is the

driver’s responsibility to know his proper starting position. These

positions are posted on the chalkboard by the pit office. Failure to be

in line in the proper positions by the time the field reaches the

starter’s stand on the parade lap will result in those cars that are out

of position having to start scratch.

3. If you do not start in the heat in which you are placed, you will not be

qualified to run in the feature. You may only change the heat race if,

and only if, your car is having mechanical difficulty which must be

verified by a track official. (As the driver, you must show the

mechanical problem to the official; at that time, the official will use

his discretion on whether the car is able or unable to make the

scheduled heat race.). If this should occur, you will start in the rear

of the available heat race.

4. All alternates should report to the grid steward in a race ready

condition in sufficient time to be positioned in the starting field. No

alternates will be inserted into the field after the first green flag start.

5. Rough driving will not be tolerated. Penalties will be imposed as

defined in the PENAL TIES section.

6. Under a yellow or red flag condition, cars will be lined up for the

restart in a single file formation in the order in which they were

running, with the exception of the cars which caused the yellow or

red to be displayed.

7. Any driver that causes a delay in a race in the racing program is

subject to immediate disqualificationB.

No one will be allowed to work on a car on the racing surface or the

track apron during a yellow flag condition.

9. Under a red flag conditions a driver may NOT work on his car. No tools,

parts or supplies of any kind will be allowed on the racing surface

during the red flag period. All repairs requiring tools!f parts or supplies

of any kind must be made in the pit area. When the yellow is displayed

and ONLY upon returning to the event, the car must go to the rear of

the field. Tire changing!f refueling!f the addition of oil and/or water and

any and all other servicing of the cars must be done in the pit area.

10. Absolutely no one but the drivers currently competing in the

race!f MCS management and officials and the designated track crews

and emergency personnel will be allowed. Any violator is subject to

immediate ejection from the premises. If it can further be determined

that the violator or violators are associated with a given car or cars!f

the driver or drivers of these cars are also subject to immediate

disqualification!f it, therefore!f benefits all drivers to inform their

owners, crews, sponsors, and anyone else associated with their cars,

which entering the racing surface may result in disqualification.

11. All participants that take the original green flag in the feature

will receive prize money, if they successfully pass tech inspection.

12. Any driver that brings out the yellow or red flag twice in any

regular racing event as a result of an unassisted spin or other problems

will be disqualified from that event.

13. If any car leaves the race surface to work on there equipment

either under green, yellow or red conditions will have to restart at the

rear of the field. No cars will be allowed to re-enter the race surface

under green flag conditions. Each racer will be allowed 2 caution laps

to do a repair (el change a tire) before the race is resumed.

14. Cars must report to staging area when called. If you come to the

area late, you are too late to compete in that event. It is driver’s

responsibility to know when his race is lining up and to be there on

time. Sometimes speakers do not work properly, so be aware you need

to have someone check line-up board and pay attention to when to lineup.

15. All car numbers will be assigned by the track statistician.

Numbers must be three-inch block, eighteen inches in height. Numbers

must be painted in a contrasting color to that of the car and on both

sides of the car and on top in order to be read from the scoring stand

which is outside the racing surface. The final decision on the

adequacy of the number will only be allowed at the discretion of track

management.

16. During any race there is to be NO STOPPING on the racetrack

under yellow flag condition; if so, you WILL GO TO THE REAR. Unless

you stop by an official for a brief safety check.

17. All cars must have starters, clutches, and transmissions (with

reverse gear) in proper working order. Sprint cars are excluded from

this rule.

18. ALL ADDED WEIGHT MUST HAVE MINIMUM 2..-½,, BOLTS, NO

19.

WELDING OR STRAPS. Must be painted white and have car number on

it.

Transponders must be placed: For Sprints on the right rear down

tube. For all others, on the rearmost passenger side downtube on the

chassis.

20. All persons entering the pit area must sign the voluntary waiver

and release form indemnity agreement. Minors must have a properly

signed release form completed and on file at the raceway prior to pit

entry. Forms are available at raceway office. A copy of minor’s birth

certificate must be on file if requested by insurance provider.

21. Anyone injured during the course of the racing program must

notify the track office and provide all required information prior to

leaving the premises on that date in order to be eligible for any

insurance benefits. Notifications made after that will not be accepted

and insurance eligibility will be forfeited. Injuries due to fighting are

not covered under our insurance.Drivers running at excessive speeds

in the pit area as determined at the discretion of the officials, will be

disqualified from all competition for the remainder of the racing

program. Repeat offenses may result in more severe sanctions and

subject to fine and penalty. Pit speed 5 mph.

22. All cars are subject to inspection at any time for any reason,

including but not limited to their compliance with any and all rules.

23. Two-way communication devices are not allowed.

NO monies will be paid until cars are cleared by TECH INSPECTOR ALL

RACING DIVISIONS.

All drivers must complete a driver information form with name, address

and phone number along with emergency contact person.

24. Top five cars in all division’s must report to the Tech Shed and

stay until released by the tech inspector. TECH INSPECTOR will

determine method of inspection for any given race.

25. In the event of serious injury of driver or crew members, MCS

Preserves the right to impound all vehicles involved for further

inspection by track officials and law enforcement agencies.

GENERAL SAFETY RULES

1. All drivers must wear safety helmets designed for the specific purpose

of racing and carrying at least a Snell 2000 approval Sticker at all

times when driving a race car. All helmets are subject to inspection

and approval by MCS officials at anytime. No D.O. T-.. helmets

allowed. All classes are required to have Snell 2000 sticker.

2. All drivers must wear a fire resistant uniform, fire resistant gloves and

neck brace at all times when driving a race car. All uniforms are

subject to inspection and approval by MCS officials at any time. It is

recommended that all drivers wear a minimum three (3) layer, one piece suit,

fire-protective underwear, protective mask, protective gloves,

protective socks, and protective shoes. Head and Neck restraint

systems are highly recommended for all competitors.

3. Five point mounted seat belts I harness system are mandatory. All

belts and harnesses are subject to inspection and approval by MCS

officials at any time and must meet the following requirements. IT IS

THE Drivers responsibility to check belts for rips, cuts chaffs etc. Belts must

be changed if any of these deterioration or imperfections are discovered upon

inspection. Driver may be disqualified if these

corrections have not been made. Minimum three-inch width must be

worn as tight as possible and must be attached directly to a strong structural

member of the frame or cage. Belts and harness system

must be replaced whenever three years old. All surfaces over which

belts and harness pass must be such that they do not cause the

material to chafe or cut. All helmets and seat belts must be Snell or

“SFI certified. All belts must be dated and be less than three (3) years

old.

4. The battery must be secured in such a manner as to preclude it

breaking loose upon impact. Battery must be mounted in a location

that is protected from direct impact. Must be located inside of frame

rails of car. If located in driver ,s area, battery must have a cover over

the battery box.

5. All hoods, trunk lids and other body pieces must be securely fastened.

A car must start each racing event with the hood, trunk lid and all

other body pieces intact unless these items were lost during the

course of a previous racing event on that race date and that car has

been approved for further competition by the officials.

6. All cars with open drive shafts must have a safety strap. 360 degree

tunnel, minimum of 1/8″ thick steel from 2″ under front edge of steel to

back of transmission covering shaft and U joint and output flange on

top and both sides down to floor boards. It must be held in place with

a minimum of four (4) 3/B”diameter bolts at bottom to a substantial

cross member. This drive shaft cover must be a solid unit with no

cutaways for lightening purposes.

7. All cars must be equipped with three- or four-wheel brakes in proper

working condition.

8. Only the driver is allowed to be in the car when it is on the racing

surface for any purpose. No one other than driver is allowed to ride in

or on the car when it is on the racing surface or pit area.

9. All cars must have a cut-off switch within easy reach of the driver and

clearly marked and identified as to the ON and OFF positions.

10. All cars, it will be mandatory to have a bladder fuel cell fastened

to the vehicle properly. Either with straps and bolts supplied by the

tank mfg. or approved straps and fastening. All sprint will run a bladder

tail tank placed in the center between the frame rails.

1 1. All cars will have a required emergency cut off switch located

outside the driver compartment that kills the power to the ignition, fuel

pump, fans etc.

12. A safety screen must be installed in the front windshield area

and must completely fill that area. There must be a minimum 10- inch

windshield opening area. The screen cannot exceed 2-inch

squares. Car must have three bars in front of driver in windshield

opening.

13. Cars running alcohol/ Methanol must identify this with an (A)

locked on the driver side of the car with a 3 ” orange letter. (A)

14. Recommended that all cars All cars have contain a track

approved fully charged fire extinguisher in proper working condition

with a current inspection tag. The extinguisher must have a

functioning and readable gauge.

15. There must be no sharp edges on any pieces of the body work or

the bumpers. All corners, edges, and protrusions must be rounded.

16. During the running of any racing event, any car which poses a

potential danger to its driver or to other competitors for any reason, or

is being operated without the care and consideration required to insure

the safety of other competitors, is subject to disqualification.

17. All cars are subject to a safety inspection at any time. Any car

may be disallowed for competition at any time at the discretion of the

officials for safety-oriented discrepancies.

18. Drivers will not unbuckle or get out of their race cars on the

track after a spin out or accident until told to do so by a track official

(unless you are in a life threatening situation such as a fire).

19. Drivers will have helmets on and fastened and seat belts

fastened before entering the racing surface.

20. Any driver with a medical record which is detrimental to himself

or other competitors must furnish medical release from attending

physician. Failure to report any such medical record will void insurance

coverage.

21􀅬 Any car in which driver cannot easily crawl out right side of car

will be required to have an escape hatch above driver􀅭s compartment.

Opening for hatch must be big enough for driver to come straight out

without squeezing or turning sideways.

22. No tire softeners, treatments or chemicals which alter softness

of rubber allowed on any tires in any racing divisions.

No soaking or pre-heating of tires. No chemicals of any type to be put on or

inside of tires except oxygen or nitrogen.

23. NO monies will be paid until cars are cleared by TECH

INSPECTOR ALL RACING DIVISIONS.

All drivers must complete a driver information form with name􀅮 address

and phone number along with emergency contact person.

24. Full containment race seats recommended.

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