General Rules and Definitions
The following Definitions Apply to all of the following RULES, REGULATIONS and SPECIFICATIONS.
Original Equipment Manufacturer or O.E.M.:
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is defined as engines and other components originally produced by an American Manufacturer for passenger car or light truck use, as produced on an assembly line and unaltered or modified. Special racing equipment. marine or off-road vehicle components are not considered OEM. All components are subject to approval by inspecting track officials. Furthermore, OEM is interpreted to mean OEM for stock production engines and manufacturer’s forging and casting marks cannot be removed or altered.
Stock is defined as any component originally produced and available for particular manufacturer’s year, make, and model of car or light truck.
PRELIMINARY INSPECTION OF VEHICLES
Prior to racing all vehicles will be inspected by an OSP Inspector. The purpose of this preliminary inspection is to insure general compliance with these rules and specifications. It is not a guarantee or a decision by OSP that the inspected vehicle is in compliance with all rules and regulations and specifications herein. The OSP does not have time to conduct a thorough inspection of every component on each car. It is the car owner’s and car driver’s duty to be in compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, and specifications. If you have any questions concerning a specific rule, regulation, or specification, ask the appropriate track official, inspector or track director.
Approval of a vehicle by an OSP inspector is not a guarantee that the inspected vehicle is mechanically sound. The OSP inspector shall not be liable, nor shall OSP, for any mechanical failure nor for the losses or injuries resulting from the same.
It is the driver’s and or car owner’s responsibility to know these rules, regulations, and specifications and to know that their car is in compliance therewith, these rules, regulations, and specifications were prepared in a positive manner.
If it doesn’t say you can do it, YOU CAN NOT DO IT!!!!
A strict definition of ROUGH DRIVING is not a simple thing. However, there are a couple of specific things that will rate you a black flag at Oklahoma Sports Park. We won’t put up with a driver using a front bumper for brakes. That is when you go in the corner, and maybe you can get in a little deeper than the guy in front of you. He backs off, you don’t, and you give him a little nudge: If you turn him around you will be Black Flagged!!!!! You also don’t turn right on a guy when you are inside of him, and you don’t pinch him off when you are on the outside of him. YOU HAVE TO GIVE A GUY A LANE TO RACE IN!!!!!
1.The racing events at the Oklahoma Sports Park, ADA, Oklahoma, are open to all persons complying with these rules, regulations, and specifications and their admission into the racing area signifies their acceptance of and compliance with all provisions YOU MUST RACE A MINIMUM OF 60% OF THE RACES DURING THE SEASON TO BE ELEGIBLE FOR END OF SEASON PRIZES.
2. All driver, car owners and pit persons must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and physically fit, must be 14 years of age for pit crew. THIS RULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE ACCORDING TO INSURANCE POLICIES. CHECK WITH TRACK DIRECTOR.
3.All persons entering the pit area must pay a fee, read and acknowledge by signature, a form releasing OSP from any claim for personal injury or damages, or loss of any personal equipment. Anyone entering pits must be All items including tow cars, tools, etc., are brought into competition area at the owners own risk, and ARE NOT COVERED BY TRACK INSURANCE POLICIES, REPEAT, DAMAGES TO TOW CARS SPECIFICALLY NOT COVERED.
4. A pit pass will be issued to all persons entering the pits and shall be worn in plain sight while in the pit area. Car owners and drivers are responsible to insure that all members of their crew have purchased pit passes. Violation of this policy will result in loss of racing privileges for the full season.
5. Any person sustaining injury in the competition area must report the injury to the track official within fifteen (15) minutes after competition of the racing program.
6.Alcoholic beverages shall not be allowed in the pit area, or shall any person be admitted into the pit area who appears to be intoxicated.
DRIVERS, MECHANICS, AND/OR OWNERS VIOLATING THE ALCOHOL RULE WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR ONE CALENDAR YEAR WITH NO APPEAL. DRUG/ALCOHOL TESTING MAY BE DONE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TRACK DIRECTOR.
All persons will conduct themselves in a professional manner while on the racing premises. Arguments, poor sportsmanship and cursing in front of fans, officials, or participants could result in a fine or suspension to be assessed by the track director or his representative. . Twice suspended is automatic expulsion. The track director on his own or by information furnished in a report from a track official, may levy a penalty upon a person for UN-sportsman like conduct, or any action not in the best interest of the race program. Fighting will result in arrest. DO NOT ARGUE WITH TRACK OFFICIALS. If you have any questions, see the track director.
NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY BE PROTESTED BY ANOTHER RACER TWICE AND IN TURN YOU CAN ONLY PROTEST TWICE IN A RACE SEASON.
All protests must be submitted in writing to the track office within fifteen (15) minutes after completion of the race protested. All protest fees must be paid in cash, no checks will be accepted, and must accompany written protest from driver or owner of a car that participated in the same race with the car protested. Receipts will be issued to the protester by the track office. Protest fee to be given to the track director or the appointed representative. Laboratory fees, and any of the track charges will be deducted from the protest fee. Car must finish on lead lap.
If a car is protested and found legal, i.e., in compliance with the applicable rules, regulations, or
specification, the car owner of the protested car will receive protest fee less track fees. If found illegal, the protester gets his money back, less charges.
Protest fees in all divisions, unless otherwise provided herein are:
$200.00 + $25.00 pull one (1) head only. Check basic engine.
$25.00 non refundable. $350.00 + $25.00 Full Protest. $25.00 non refundable.
$75.00 + 25.00 Fuel Test. $25.00 non refundable.
Any car may be inspected at any time by track official inspections, if no violations of these rules are found, OSP will pay $50.00 tear down fee for major inspections. Any car winning 3 features will be torn down by OSP.
ALL TEAMS REQUIRED TO TEAR DOWN THEIR ENGINE WILL HAVE 45 MINUTES TO REMOVE THE CYLINDER HEADS. TEAMS WILL HAVE 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES IF THEY ARE REQUIRED TO REMOVE A ROD AND PISTON. ALL TEAMS SHOULD HAVE THE TOOLS NEEDED TO DO THEIR TEARDOWN. IF YOU CAN NOT TEARDOWN IN THE ALLOTTED TIME YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
MAJOR INSPECTIONS; PENALTY WILL BE FORFEITURE OF ALL MONEY AND POINTS WON DURING THE RACING PROGRAM PLUS SUSPENSION FOR NEXT TWO CONSECUTIVE RACING PROGRAM AND LOSS OF ALL POINTS ACCUMULATED TO DATE.
MINOR INFRACTIONS; MINOR INFRACTIONS, OTHER THAN WEIGHT, WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF ALL POINTS AND MONEY FOR THE PROGRAM AND UP TO ONE (1) WEEK SUSPENSION. THE DECISION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT A CAR OR DRIVER WILL BE SUSPENDED AND THE LENGTH OF ANY SUSPENSION FOR VIOLATION OF A MINOR INFRACTION WILL BE A THE DISCRETION OF THE TRACK DIRECTOR. HIS DECISION REGARDING THE SEVERITY OF THE PENALTY WILL BE FINAL.
ILLEGAL WEIGHT: Forfeit points and money earned for that race.
SECOND OFFENSE: Any car or driver committing a second major infraction in the same race season may be suspended for up to one calendar year. Such suspensions and their duration will be at the discretion of the track director whose decision will be final.
If the race is canceled for any reason prior to competition of the preliminary events (heat races), all admission receipts are refunded. Consequently, no purse will be paid. If the program is canceled after the preliminary races are completed, all money earned will be paid for the events completed. The balance of the purse and events will be added to a later program or programs decided upon the track director.
It is specifically understood and agreed that all drivers, car owners, and pit persons are free and independent agents, are not employees of Oklahoma Sports Park, track director or any other official.
No competitor shall have any claim against OSP, track director or any other official or representatives or assigns by reasons of disqualification of cars, drivers or rule changes.
The following flag system will be used:
GREEN FLAG: Beginning of race, track is clear.
YELLOW FLAG: Reduce speed, maintain position, do not race under YELLOW FLAG.
YELLOW/GREEN FLAG: Enduro Style: will be stopped only in extreme emergency.
BLACK FLAG: Consultation flag – pull off track immediately.
RED FLAG: Emergency on track, all cars stop immediately, regardless of position on track, then
proceed to start/finish line for realignment. Working on cars in designated area permitted, if time allows.
BLUE FLAG with DIAGONAL STRIPE: Passing or move over flag . Cars receiving this flag shall yield the grove so that lapping cars may pass.
WHITE FLAG: One lap remaining in the race.
CHECKERED FLAG: Race is completed.
NOTE: The track is equipped with signal lights which shall be obeyed in the same manner as the flags. Special emphasis is on the red light. STOP immediately. DO NOT RACE to flagman.
Any point not covered herein shall be decided upon by the track director or his designated representative and his decision shall be final.
Once the lineups are posted, a driver may not change cars or switch to another car or switch to another race. Failure to make assigned race shall be entered on records as "no laps completed".
All racing equipment shall be placed as directed by track officials.
All cars must be on the track under power within 10 minutes of designated starting time for wheel packing. Failure to comply will result in no racing for that night. In case of a legitimate mechanical failure, said failure must be reported to track director or chief steward before the 10 minutes time period is over. (NO PACK NO RACE) At the discretion of the track director, the number of designated laps may change with the condition of the track. Cars completing the packing laps will be given full credit. Track director deems track ready to race.
Drivers will adhere to a 5 mile per hour speed limit in the pit areas. Violators will be suspended. No motorcycles in pits. Note: This applies to both tow vehicles and race cars.
Drivers must have race car signed in 45 minutes before race time to claim regular positions. Cars arriving after sign-in has been closed, will be placed on the back of the lineups.
The lineups for the heat races will be posted on the black board in the pit area (20) minutes prior to the race time. It is the responsibility of all drivers to check the lineup and move their cars into the staging area. Cars not in their proper place when track officials line cars on the track will fall in the back of the lineup. Any cars not on the track when barrier is closed will not be allowed to enter that particular race.
All starts will be running starts, two cars abreast-nose to tail with the pole car setting the pace. All drivers shall maintain their proper starting positions until the Green Flag at the white line is given signifying an official start. Any driver failing to maintain position can be Black Flagged, or penalized. Penalty will be one position for position for each car jumped with pole cars gong to the rear. Drivers can be disqualified or penalized for using the infield to gain a position at any time during the race. The decision will be at the discretion of the flagman and chief steward. This decision will be final!!
If RED FLAG is thrown, unless for realignment, cars may be worked on in a designated work area. When the track is cleared, all cars will immediately be called to start/finish line for realignment. Any car unable to return to start/finish line and not in proper position when roll signal is given, will fall in at the rear.
After one (1) complete lap under the GREEN FLAG, all restarts will be single file. All cars will be aligned in the same order as each car crossed the start/finish line in the first completed lap under the GREEN FLAG except those cars for which the RED and/or YELLOW FLAG was necessitated. Such cars will be placed at the car. This decision will be at the discretion of the track officials. On complete restarts, all cars must clear the marked position on the first start. Anyone intentionally causing the Yellow Flag will be Black Flagged. Any car causing two (2) Yellow Flags in one race will be Black Flagged from the race.
The number and type of events shall be determined by the number of entries in each division. (All races will be run as track officials feel is in the best interest of the race program).
A race may be declared official when the scheduled number of laps are completed or if stopped because of emergency with three (3) laps or less remaining (except trophy dash) or is stopped because of weather conditions after one-half of the scheduled laps are completed. A race may be called or postponed. A race may be designated complete by the director if determined to be in the best interest of the racing program.
Should a car become disabled during a race night and repairs not possible, the driver may not change to another car. The car and driver are scratched for the remainder of the program.
Should a driver become disabled during a race, the car owner may employ another driver, provided the replacement driver has not driven another car during the race program. The replacement driver must start in the back. A replacement driver may not drive in any other race than the original driver has qualified, i.e., if the original driver qualified for the "A" Feature prior to being disabled, the replacement driver would not be entitled the position which the original driver earned.
Unauthorized driver changes will result in disqualification of the car and driver, and forfeiture of all money and points earned during the race night and two race programs suspensions for both car and driver.
A race is complete when the lead car has completed the required number of laps and scoring will discontinued as soon as each car following cross the finish line once. Positions will be determined by the number of laps completed. If both cars completed the same amount of laps the position will be given to the car that finished his laps first. Example: Car A has finished 12 laps when the race is complete as has car B. Car A finished 12 laps on lap 14 of the race. Car B finished his 12 laps on lap 16. Car A takes the position because he finished his 12 first.
The official finish will be posted at the pay window. All questions or protests shall be filed before payment of purse has begun. All on-field judgments will be final. No reviewing of video tapes will be allowed.
RECORDS WILL BE KEPT OF MISCELLANEOUS DRIVING INFRACTIONS. SECOND WARNING WILL BE SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION.
Any rules and regulations will be at the discretion of OKLAHOMA SPORTS PARK.
GENERAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
The safety requirements for all car classes are repeated here to emphasize their importance.
A. All cars subject to inspection at any time, must be free of mechanical defects, and be in safe racing condition.
B. Full face auto racing helmets meeting/exceeding current industry specifications required, and must be worn at all times car is on track and must accompany vehicle at time of inspection.
C. Bucket seats are mandatory and must be factory manufactured. Positively no homemade aluminum, fiberglass or plastic seats. Only approved seat installation and seat structure accepted. Seat must be properly installed, and seat backrest cannot be moved back further than the roll cage rear main hoop. No car will be permitted in competition unless seat is properly installed.
D. Fire retardant uniform, fire resistant shoes, nomex or leather gloves and driver side window net mandatory.
E. A 3” safety belt and shoulder harness with 2 belts over shoulders, and a quick release type are required. Must have a minimum of one submarine strap. All belts must be securely fastened to frame or cage. Belts must be replaced every four years beginning with belts dated 1994. Date tag or stamp is required.
F. Shock resistant roll cage padding on all bars that drivers head, legs, and arms may come in contact with while strapped in seat is required. A padded, functional headrest in line with center of the drivers head is mandatory.
G. Two throttle return springs and a steel toe strap on throttle are recommended.
H. An onboard fire extinguisher is mandatory.
I. With driver strapped in car minimum 2” head clearance required from top of roll cage to top of drivers helmet,
J. Drivers are required to have a working racing receiver while racing set to track frequency.
K. E-85 ETHANOL is rated at 105 octane and is legal for all classes of cars.
A. Numbers issued by the Oklahoma Sports Park Office only. Drivers have priority on numbers run in the prior season. These numbers must he confirmed by a completed entry form at the beginning of each season, or they will be reissued. Gold or silver numbers must be boldly outlined.
B. Paint numbers (in contrasting color to background) on both doors, 24” high, 4” wide strokes, and the same size on top above passenger side facing grandstand when car is on front straight. Paint 8” high numbers on headlight covers and on rear taillight areas so that track line-up official can line you up properly.
C. Numbers assigned and not run for three consecutive race programs may be declared open and re-assigned.