Track Rules

GENERAL RACE TRACK RULES

Updated on July 12, 2013 @ 3:24 PM CST

All participants shall be subject to all the rules and regulations of Royal Purple Raceway as hereinafter set forth, as well as such rules and regulations that may be added during the season.  All drivers, mechanics, pit crew, family members and friends are subject to these rules and regulations.  All drivers are designated as the responsible parties for all actions of their mechanics, pit crew, family members, and friends.

Royal Purple Raceway management and officials reserve the right to refuse entrance to any person or persons into the pit area or the grandstand area.

Anyone entering the racetrack does so at his/her own risk.  Everyone entering the pit gate must read and sign the release/waiver form.  Everyone entering the pit area must wear a valid pit pass to be covered by insurance.  Parents must sign a minor’s release form for children under the age of eighteen.  No one (other than a driver) under the age of sixteen (16) will be allowed in the hot pit area.

Anyone not wearing a valid pit pass will be removed from the pit area and will be required to purchase a pit pass or grandstand pass to re-enter.

Anyone involved in an accident while on Royal Purple Raceway premises must report the accident to an official before leaving the premises.  Failure to do so will result in denial of insurance coverage, as well as possible suspension from the RPR premises.  Any person who is injured and unable to report the injury should have a crewmember, family member, or friend report the incident to the proper official.  RPR is not liable for any claim that is in excess of the track’s insurance coverage.

A minor release will be required for any driver under the age of eighteen (18).

Anyone driving on the racetrack under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be suspended for one (1) calendar year.  Anyone injured while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will forfeit all claims to any insurance benefits.  RPR officials have the option to request drug and/or alcohol testing for any driver involved in an accident.  If drug and/or alcohol tests are positive, insurance benefits could be withheld and legal action could result.

Fighting will not be tolerated on any of the RPR premises at any time for any reason, including the pit area, the spectator area or the parking lot.  The RPR security officers are Chambers County Sheriff Department deputies and/or other law enforcement officers.  They may issue a citation to everyone involved in any form of fighting.  The participating individuals will be required to appear before a county judge.  The deputies have sole discretion in enforcing the laws of the county as well as the state.  The Track Manager and / or RPR officials cannot overturn the enforcement of their lawful duties.  RPR has the right to eject, suspend, and/or ban anyone from complex and/or premises for fighting.  The driver will be responsible for the conduct of his mechanics, pit crew, family members, and anyone associated with his particular car or in that particular pit space.  As the driver is designated as the responsible party, the driver will be fined $100.00 by RPR for fighting.

Touching an official with force or the intent to harm will cause the individual(s) to be suspended from the RPR premises for a minimum of four completed regular weekly race events.  If excessive abusive language has been or is being used, all track officials have the option to eject the individual(s) from the pit or spectator area.  If a driver is ejected he or she will lose all points accumulated for that (series) event(s).  The track manager’s decision will be final.

RPR reserves the right to change the race program and / or race procedures at any time for the improvement of the racing event.  No rules have ever been written that cover every possible situation.  In those particular events, the track manager will make the decision to cover the situation.  RPR reserves the right to amend any rule at any time in the interest of safety or to rewrite the rule for clarification.

NO SPEEDING IN THE PIT AREA.  If any official observes speeding and / or reckless driving in the pit area, you will be disqualified and lose all points and money won for that racing (series) event(s).  There are a number of children in the pit area.  These may be your children.  Injuring anyone, especially children, due to lack of control of the driver’s temperament will not be tolerated.  This rule will be strictly enforced.

All drivers and pit crew need to maintain constant control of the children in their pit area.  A discussion of safety needs to be held in each racecar pit area with the children, and those who act or behave like children.

All cars must be checked in by the time the scorers are completing the lineup.  Failure to do so will result in starting the heat race, B-main or A-main at the rear of the field.

Qualifying and points are awarded to the driver, not the car.  A driver may change to another car after he (or she) has notified the officials and before the green flag is displayed.  If the qualifying events (heats) have been completed, the driver must start last in the B-main or A-main event, whichever is the next event for the driver.  Failure to abide by this procedure may result in disqualification and loss of all money and points for the entire event.

Every racecar must participate in packing the track, except prior week’s class winners.  Track packing will begin immediately after the driver’s meeting.  If you do not participate in packing the track when your class is called, you will start at the rear of your feature, regardless of your heat race finishing position.  Due to insurance regulations, you must be in full racing gear (driving suit, helmet, firmly belted into race seat, etc.) any time you are in a racecar on the racing surface.  No exceptions.

Each car must be able to start, move forward and back up under its’ own power.  The only exception is push start cars as defined by class rules.

All drivers must be ready to compete in their assigned event(s) and have their cars lined up according to the lineup posted before each event enters the track or they will start on the rear.  You are responsible for knowing the time of your race.  Do not rely on the PA system.

Anyone (Driver, crew member, Family or friends) going to the flag stand or race control center with a complaint may be disqualified (along with the race car) for that event(s) and will forfeit all money won and points for that (series) event(s).  If you have any comments about your race see the track manager or Race Director.

Special events may be governed by different rules and / or racetrack procedures. 

RAIN POLICY: 

In the event of race cancellation due to rain, our policy is as follows:

A.    If less than fifty percent (50%) of the feature races are completed, everyone’s pit pass and/or spectator ticket is good for one (1) year.  No refunds will be given.  All feature races that are completed will be paid as scheduled.  Points will be awarded for all heats by class, B-main events by class and A-main events that were completed.  The next scheduled event on the calendar will be run as if the rained out races were completed.

B.    If more than fifty percent (50%) of the feature races are completed, no pit passes and/or spectator tickets from the rained out event will be honored in the future.  No refunds will be given.  All feature races that are completed will be paid as scheduled.  Points will be awarded for all heats by class, B-main events by class, and A-main events that were completed.  The next scheduled event will begin one hour earlier than normal.  Everyone will pay to enter the pit area.  All features that were rained out in prior week will run immediately after hot laps.  After the makeup features are run, the regularly scheduled race night events will then begin, starting with heat races.  Drivers not returning for the conclusion of the rained out race will be awarded points and winnings based on the original line-up but at the end of the finishing cars.

C.    If rain interrupts a race, the race will continue at the stopped point, if three or more laps are completed.  If 2/3 of the race laps are completed, the race may be declared a finish.  The last green lap will be the final results.

TRANSPONDERS:

Royal Purple Raceway is a transponder track.  All racecars participating in racing events (except designated special events) at RPR must use a transponder in order to participate.  The transponder in each racecar must be checked by track officials and determined to be functional prior to being allowed to race in the event.  If the transponder does not function, the issue must be resolved prior to the car being allowed to participate. 

Royal Purple Raceway uses the AMB transponder loop and software that requires the AMB TransX 260 transponder.  Transponders may be purchased directly from AMB, from the secondary market or from RPR.  Transponders may also be rented at the track during driver check-in at the pit board.  Rented transponders must be returned the night they are rented! If a rented transponder is not returned to RPR, the driver/owner payout will not be released and points for an event may be withheld until the transponder is returned in working order to RPR.  When you fail to return the transponder the battery will not be charged, this will prevent the transponder from being rented the next weekend.  You may be required to compensate RPR for the rental fee. ALL rented transponders must be in the proper mounting bracket. This will be part of tech. inspection.

USRA Modified transponder location will be behind the rear engine block flange / motor plate.  The transponder must have an unobstructed area between the transponder and the dirt surface of the track.  The transponder must also be within 18” of the race surface to ensure that the signal is strong enough to be picked up by the underground cable.  All transponders must be mounted vertically with no variance.

USRA Limited Modified transponder location will be behind the rear engine block flange.  The transponder must have an unobstructed area between the transponder and the dirt surface of the track.  The transponder must also be within 18” of the race surface to ensure that the signal is strong enough to be picked up by the underground cable.  All transponders must be mounted vertically with no variance.

Pure/Hobby Stock transponder location will be 24” behind the passenger side lower ball joint on either the inside or outside of the frame rail.  The measurement will be made from the grease fitting in the ball joint to the centerline of the transponder.  There will be zero tolerance for transponders mounted closer than 24” to the ball joint.  All transponders must be mounted vertically with no variance 

See also individual class rules for transponder location.  All transponders MUST have an unobstructed area between the transponder and racing surface.  Transponder MUST be 18” or LESS above the racing surface.  Transponder MUST be mounted vertically.  

DRIVER REGISTRATION:

Drivers must be registered in each class that the driver participates.  This is a driver registration, not a car registration.  If a driver participates in three classes at RPR, the driver must be registered in all three classes with a valid completed registration form accompanied by the appropriate driver registration fee for each class.

DRIVERS PARTICIPATING IN MULTIPLE CLASSES: 

Royal Purple Raceway does not require an entry fee for the primary car for a registered driver.  Royal Purple Raceway does allow drivers to participate in multiple classes.  In order to keep each drivers entry fee into each race the same as other drivers, a single driver participating in multiple classes in a single race night Royal Purple Raceway will assess an entry fee of $30 for each additional class driven beyond the primary class for that driver.

DRIVER CHECK-IN: 

All racecar drivers must check in (face-to-face) with the scorers at the pit board on race night.  The driver must check himself in, as race officials will not seek out drivers to ensure they are checked in.  If a driver is in the pits, but fails to check in, that driver will start scratch in the first qualifying race for failure to check in.  There will be no exceptions to this rule.  This is the DRIVER’S RESPONSIBILITY!

RULES FOR RACING ON THE DIRT TRACK:

Flag and light rules:

All drivers must know and understand the starter’s flags. The Flagman is in charge, and has complete control of procedures while the race is going on.  The Flagman will use several different flags to communicate with the drivers and control the race.  You will notice five (5) signal lights, the same type you see at street intersections, positioned around the track.  The Flagman controls these signal lights.  Failure to obey the flags or lights may result in disqualification.  Failure to see a flag and / or lights will not be considered a valid reason.

The race will be started by the car on the pole between turn three and four and the exit of turn four. 

Green Flag: Start or Continue Racing

On the last lap the Flagman will signal the pace car and drivers the race is about to start.  When the pace car has left the track, the yellow light will go out. All cars must stay in their line-up positions and cannot move out of line behind the car being followed and cannot pass any cars until the Flagman waves the green flag and turns on the green light.

On the initial start, all cars must stay in a tight double file (this means nose to tail) until the flagman displays the green flag. Starts will originate after turn three and no further than turn four. Racing and/or passing may begin immediately upon the display of the green flag. Do not pass or move out of line before the green flag is displayed. Any car not in position at the start (the display of the green flag) will be penalized. 

Starts will originate after turn three and no further than turn four.  All cars will line up single-file behind the leader until the restart line-up has been completed and displayed on the restart line-up board(s), which will display the last completed lap line-up.  Once all racecars are in the proper lineup, they must stay in line (this means nose to tail) and not move out of line or pass until the green flag and/or lights are displayed.  Jumping the start will result in a two (2) position penalty for each car passed (from your starting position).  The penalty will be imposed on the next yellow or red flag.  If there is no flag after the penalty is assessed, then the penalty will be enforced at the end of the race.  The track manager reserves the right to change the restart procedures during the race.

Yellow flag: Caution - Slow to pace speed

When the Flagman displays the yellow flag, the yellow light comes on and it is not safe to race.  There is absolutely no racing back to the start/finish line! Slow down in a safe manner and stay directly behind the car you were following during the last green flag lap.  Passing or jumping positions under yellow conditions will not be allowed and may be penalized.  Cars not obeying the caution flag, lights or procedures may be disqualified.  Failure to get in position within one lap after lineup has been displayed to the field of cars or failure to allow another vehicle into line will result in offender being sent to the rear.

A.    As soon as you see the yellow appear, safely wave your right hand in the car.  This could save you from being hit in the rear.

B.    The yellow flag will be charged to the racecar or racecars that officials deemed were responsible for the yellow flag.  If a racecar or racecars can be determined to be responsible for a yellow flag, those cars will be charged with the yellow flag and all other cars will retain their positions from the previous lap.  If no initiator for the yellow can be clearly determined, then all cars involved will be charged with the yellow flag.

C.    A caution for debris on the track will be charged to the racecar that dropped the debris. 

D.    Any car that passes another car while the race is under caution may be penalized two (2) positions for each car passed.  The penalty will be imposed at the next yellow or red flag.  If there is no flag after the penalty is assessed, then it will be enforced at the end of the race.

E.     Any car that is charged with two (2) yellow flags in the same race will be removed from the race and will cease to be scored immediately. The lap that the car is removed from he race will determine its finish position.

F.     Any single car that is determined to have intentionally caused a caution will be scored one lap down.

G.    A-main only: Any car repairs made during a caution period must be done in the designated race hot-pit area.  Any car that goes to the designated race hot-pit area during a caution or a yellow period will restart at the rear of the field.  Any car leaving the track surface to go to the asphalted pit area (unless infield pitting is not allowed) will not be allowed to return to the track surface for that event.

Green with yellow: Continue Racing but with Caution

Continue to race, but be aware of the race conditions as the caution is also displayed.  Watch for the problem(s) on or near the racing surface.  This may be a slow moving car due to mechanical problems and attempting to leave the track.  This green / yellow combination may also be a car in one of the turns against the wall, or to the inside of the track just off the racing surface.

Red flag: Danger - STOP!

A.     Stop as quickly and safely as possible and remain stopped unless directed to move by safety / fire crews or track officials.  The race is stopped until the safety / fire crew and ambulance crew reach and clear the accident area.

B.     No pit crew or families are allowed on the racing surface of the track for any reason during a red flag.  Only safety personnel, wrecker crews, and race officials will be allowed on the track to clear the accident scene.  Infield pit crews must remain in the designated infield pit area.

C.     If a driver has pitted prior to or during the red flag period, no work of any kind may be done to the racecar during the red flag period. When it becomes safe for racecars to move the yellow will be displayed with the red. At this point racecars are to be driven to the back straight a way for line-up or be allowed to pit.

Black flag: Leave the race surface immediately

A.     A black flag usually indicates disqualification for that race unless otherwise notified.  The car must proceed directly to the designated infield pit area immediately.  The racecar may be allowed to resume racing if the problem can be and is resolved.  If a racecar goes to the asphalted main pit area, the car will not be allowed to re-enter the race. 

B.     The car will cease to be scored immediately after receiving the black flag the first time it is displayed. 

C.     Failure to yield to the black flag will result in disqualification for that specific race or the entire event and may possibly involve a suspension.

D.     Anyone black-flagged in the heat will start in the rear of the B-main or the A-main.

Blue flag with yellow stripe: Move over for faster cars

If a slower car is blocking the way for the leaders, the Flagman will show the blue & yellow flag.  This flag indicates to the driver that he/she is about to be lapped by the leader(s).  Proper procedure is to hold current position and racing line to allow the leaders to have the racing groove.  Do not make sudden moves to left or right.

Halfway: Race is half complete

When the race leader reaches the halfway point the Flagman will hold out two flags.  The Flagman holds the flags so they are furled and crossed in an X.                                                                                                                          

Two to go: Two laps to finish

When there are two laps remaining, the Flagman will signal the racers by holding the white and checkered flags so they are furled and displayed vertically and parallel to each other.

White flag: Last lap

Last lap, one final racing lap until the race is complete.

Checkered flag: Race is complete

The Flagman will show the checkered flag when the race winner first crosses the finish line.  Cars are scored in the order they cross the finish line.  The race is completed and the unofficial results are complete.  The cars as designated by the track manager in each class must report directly to the tech area for claims, protests and technical inspection.

Other:

A.     The solid red drums in the pit area are for used oil, transmission fluid, and grease.  Please use them.

B.     Personal vehicles are not allowed in the pits, except employees and appropriately designated handicapped vehicles.  Handicapped parking on the pit side is limited to the grassy area immediately on the left when entering through the pit gate.  Personal vehicles may be allowed at specific events at the Race Directors discretion. 

C.     Drivers are not allowed out of their cars, while the car is on racing surface, unless directed by the fire / safety crew or an official.  Drivers are not allowed out of their car during the heats, or B-mains while the car is anywhere inside the outside retaining wall of the racetrack.  Once a driver un-belts from the driver’s seat, even if the driver does not fully exit the car, will subject the driver to disqualification.  A driver may legally exit the racecar during an “A” Main race and return to the race only if the driver exits the car inside the infield retaining wall of the hot pit area. 

D.     Infield pitting is not allowed during heats, D-main, C-main or B-main events. 

E.      Infield pit area minimum age is 16 years old.  Each pit crew is limited to three people per car in the infield.

F.      A completed lap is when the lead car crosses the start / finish line. 

G.     On a restart, lapped cars may stay in their position or choose to go to the rear.  It is the driver’s option.  A driver does not make up a lap by going to the rear.  With 5 laps or less to go, lapped cars will be put to the rear of the field in the position they are running.

H.     Regardless of the number of laps completed when the checkered flag is displayed, the race will be considered complete. 

I.        Race track officials will not work on your car.  For example: sheet metal removal.

Rough driving and bumping:

A.     Any car that engages in rough driving and/or bumping will be: a) warned, b) sent to the rear of the field, or c) disqualified, depending upon the severity of the incident. 

B.     Rough driving and/or bumping that involve a yellow flag will result in the same penalty as the receiving car incurs.  If the receiving car is not able to continue the race, then the initiating car can be disqualified, depending upon the severity of the incident, and will be determined by the track officials. The track manager will have the final decision.

C.     All cars that participate in any malicious/retaliation bumping or ramming, whether on the track or in the pits, will be disqualified and lose all points and awarded money for that (series) event(s) at a minimum. 

D.     A second offense will result in loss of the driver’s year-to-date points, money for that (series) event(s) and a minimum of one-month suspension. 

Handicapping/Car Numbers:

A.    Each car per class must have a different number (0-199).  Letters will not be allowed.  Numbers will be held until the end of the day after the Pre-season driver’s meeting for all cars that have competed in four races in the previous year.  Registration will begin January 1st for the upcoming year.  All cars that have not raced at least four times do not have first right of refusal for that number.

B.    Drivers visiting from other tracks or participating in only a few events per season will place a “7” in front of their two digit number or a “70” in front of their single digit number.  This will ensure no duplicate numbers and allow the fans to recognize visiting drivers from home track drivers.

C.  Drivers will draw to determine the line-up for the heat races.

D.     A-main races will be lined up according to heat race and B-main finishes.  The A-main starting lineup may be inverted each night.  Invert procedure used may include the following:

NUMBER 1 – No invert.

NUMBER 2 – First two (2) rows inverted followed by regular line-up.

NUMBER 3 – First three (3) rows inverted followed by the regular line-up.

NUMBER 4 – First four (4) rows inverted followed by the regular line-up. 

NUMBER 5 – First five (5) rows inverted followed by the regular line-up

Race procedures for this year:

Minimum Car Counts: If a class is represented by 10 cars or less on a given race night, the “A” main may be modified as to length of the race and the purse structure used.  This will be done at the sole discretion of the Race Director.

Heat races:

The number of cars entered each night for each class will determine the number of heat races.  The intended number of cars per heat race will be as follows:

                         3 heats – total class car count of 24 or fewer.  There will be a minimum of 6 cars in each heat and a maximum of 8 cars in each heat. 

                         4 heats – total class car count of between 25 and 39 cars.

                         5 heats – total class car count of 40 or more.

All heat races will be 8 laps in length. 

B-mains: 

In instances where there are 29 or more cars in attendance, RPR will run a B-main.  When a B-main is run for a class, the maximum number of cars that will start the feature will be 24.  When a B-main is run for a class, the cars qualifying from the heat races will be as follows:

                         4 heats – top 5 from each heat will transfer to the A-main.  The B-main will fill out the remaining cars by taking the top 6 finishers.

                         5 heats – top 4 from each heat will transfer to the A-main.  The B-main will fill out the remaining cars by taking the top 8 finishers.

All B-mains will be 12 laps in length.  Starting positions for the B-main will be determined by the finishing position from the heat races.

A-mains:

All A-mains will be 20 laps in length or 30 minutes, if time runs out under green the race will be completed. If a yellow happens the flagman will indicate two to go and end the race with a two-lap green/white checker.  No yellow flag laps will be counted toward the completed lap total.  Inverting procedures as defined in Handicapping section above may also be utilized during the race season for A-mains.

General:

In instances where the class car count is greater than 24, but less than 29, all cars will qualify for the A-main.

In instances where a full field of 28 cars has already qualified and has been set for the night’s feature, and a 29th+ car enters the gate late, the 29th driver will be the first alternate, the 30th driver will be the second alternate, etc.

The Race Director reserves the right to alter this schedule at his sole discretion.  Having less than 24 cars may result in running less than 20 laps.

POST RACE PROCEDURE:

Winners:

                         Heat race and B-main winners will pick up their checkered flag in turn 4 and display the flag for the fans down the front straight in a safe manner to the track exit, in turn 3. 

                         A-main winner is to go directly to winners circle on the front straight away for the trophy presentation and recognition.  Reverse victory lap, doughnuts in the infield, or other actions by the winner that delays the next race and/or endangers others may result in disqualification and loss of points and money won for that (series) event(s).

 

TECHNICAL:

DISQUALIFICATION:

A disqualification will result in the loss of all points and awarded money for that particular race (series) event(s).

Technical inspection area:

Please be aware that the post race tech inspection is not the place to find out your car is illegal.  Please study your class rules, and know them by heart.

All cars with weight rules may be required at ANY time to go over the scales. 

The cars as designated by the track manager, in each class will go to the tech pad for inspection.  Other finishing positions may be added at the discretion of the track manager or other designated officials.  Failure to directly report for technical inspection will result in disqualification of the car and will be penalized any money or points awarded for that event (see below).  RPR reserves the right to inspect any car at any time for rule violations to ensure equal competition and in the interest of safety.

ANY CAR FOUND TO BE TECHNICALLY ILLEGAL WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY MONEY OR POINTS FOR THAT EVENT (NIGHT).  A SECOND OFFENSE WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF MONEY FOR THAT EVENT AND POINTS ACCUMULATED FOR THE YEAR.  A THIRD OFFENSE WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER’S SUSPENSION FOR SIX (6) COMPLETED WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENTS

Fuel testing:

RPR officials reserve the right to check fuel at any time to maintain fair competition.  Any racecar failing to pass the fuel test or failing to submit a sample for a test will be disqualified.  Competitors are responsible for providing the method and means for obtaining the fuel sample from the carburetor and identifying the brand of fuel.  Any fuel sample that fails the first test will be tested a second time.  The second test will be considered the final and official test.  Fuel rule violations will result in disqualification and will count as a Technically Illegal Disqualification. 

Alcohol:

Methanol only.  No additives of any kind including water that will prohibit alcohol checking.796 at 60 degrees F specific gravity plus or minus.002.  Other methods may be used to determine if oxygen additives are present. 

Gasoline:

Pump gasoline or racing gasoline only.  No additives may be used.  Gasoline will be tested with approved testing methods and instruments.  Any reading not consistent with the brand of gasoline used will be considered illegal. 

Protests:

Protests will only be accepted for performance items: Engine, drive train, tires, wheels, fuel, and / or all suspension.

Protest must be filed with the Head Tech Official, and the protesting driver must be registered in that class and must be competing in that particular feature.  The protest fee must be in cash and be accompanied by a fully completed RPR Protest Form.  The completed RPR Protest Form and the appropriate fee in cash must be in the possession of the Head Tech Official prior to the start of the A-main and cannot be withdrawn.  The protested car must report immediately after the race to the tech pad.  Any car not submitted for tech or protest inspection will be disqualified.  This disqualification will be treated as a Technically Illegal Disqualification.

                         Visible protest: $150.00 per item protested.  If the protested car is legal, $100.00 goes to the protested car and $50.00 goes to the drivers point fund.  If the protested car is illegal, the $150.00 is returned to the protestor.

                         If the car is found to be illegal, the driver of the illegal car will be fined $150.  This money will be put into the RPR drivers point fund.  If the illegal driver does not pay the fine by the next scheduled event for that class of car, the driver will be barred from the racing at RPR until the fine is paid, plus four (4) weeks of regular weekly series racing.

 

Claims:

All claims must be made at the Official Claiming Area.  Only the driver may claim.  The claiming driver must drive directly to the Official Claiming Area.  The claiming driver must not come in contact with anyone on the way to the Claiming Official.  The Royal Purple Raceway claim form must be entirely filled out and must be delivered along with the claiming fee in cash, money order, or cashier’s check to the claiming official immediately after the race. 

Claims may NOT be made the first night of racing.  Claims may be made the second night, but only by drivers that also raced the first night.  Claims may be made the third night, but only by drivers that also raced the first and second night.  During the year claims may be made only if you raced the previous three (3) nights.

No driver may be claimed his first race night at RPR.

Sanctioning body claim procedures take precedence over these claim rules.  For non-sanctioned RPR classes with claim rules, these claim rules will apply.

Claiming area:

The front straightaway is the Official Claiming Area.

Claiming official:

Any Royal Purple Raceway track official in the claim area shall be considered a Claiming Official.

POINTS AWARDED:

Points will be awarded based on the driver’s official A-main finishing position in each class.  Official finishing positions are based on verified finishes, plus successfully passing post race technical inspection.  Every driver that signs in and drives his race car on the track for packing, hot laps or heat races (with the exception of disqualifications) will receive a minimum of 45 non-qualifier points.  We do not award heat race points.

A-Main

 

1st

100

2nd

95

3rd

91

4th

87

5th

84

6th

81

7th

78

8th

76

9th

74

10th

72

11th

70

12th

68

13th

66

14th

64

15th

62

16th

60

17th

58

18th

56

19th

55

20th

54

21th

53

22nd

52

23rd

51

24th

50

 

 

Protests of points (yours or someone else’s) must be in writing and submitted within one week of the event in question.  One (1) additional week will be granted for special events, rain out, and classes off.  If a video is required to verify the points and / or finish, the track’s official video (videos made by track videographer) will be the only one used.

Safety:

Diesel fuel is not allowed on racecars.  Mudd Off or baby oil is allowed.

Anti-freeze is not allowed in any race vehicle.  Any EPA approved coolant /additive with water may be used.

Wheel weights are not allowed.

No open-ended tubing allowed.  All tubing must be capped or rolled onto the body.

All drivers must wear approved driving suits made of fire resistant materials that cover the driver’s body, multi-layer recommended.  Full-face helmets required, Snell 90 or newer with Snell identification clearly visible inside the helmet.  See your individual class rules.

All pit crews must have operable fire extinguishers in their pit area capable of extinguishing fuel, oil and electrical fires.

All main roll cage materials must be minimum 1 ½ OD -.095 wall thickness round tubing.  Exceptions: Center bar in halo, window wing bars that attach to the A-pillar and door bar and any windshield bars.  All cars must have complete welds.  Tack welding only is not acceptable.  All cars must have roll cages inspected and approved by race official before they are eligible to compete.

Safety Inspection identification tags will be required on all cars before they are allowed on the track for practice or racing.  The safety inspection tags will be valid until December 31st Each year.  They are serialized and will be mounted on the driver’s side window wing post.  They will be available at each test & tune session, as well as throughout the season.  Items inspected will be: helmet height versus roll cage height, seat belt attachment, seat belt date, seat attachment, roll cage placement / attachment, driver safety apparel, plastic or sharp items in the driver’s cockpit, steering wheel quick release, window net installation / arm restraints as required, drive shaft loop, wrecker pick up points, sharp body parts / nerf bars, driver exits: left & right, routing of fuel line, attachment of fuel cell, fuel cell protection bar, attachment of ballast and transponder, and chassis welding.  If any safety items are not approved, you will not be allowed on the racetrack.  Any violation of these rules will not be tolerated.

All cars must have approved three-inch (3”) racing seat belts not more than FIVE (5) years old and in good shape with date of manufacture clearly visible.  All seat belts must be securely attached to the frame or roll cage with minimum 1/2” bolts.

All seats must be attached to a main part of the frame / brace exclusively for the seat and / or seat belts.  All seats must be attached at the bottom as well as the back. 

All drive shafts must be painted white or silver, so as to be clearly visible when lying on the racetrack.

No mirrors, two-way radios, scanners or cell phones allowed in racecars.

All cars are subject to a technical inspection at any time and must be in compliance with all rules and be in acceptable racing condition and be free of mechanical defects.

Sharp edges are not allowed anywhere on the car that could damage another car.  Pay special attention to bumpers and nerf bars.  No open tubing allowed - must be capped or rolled.   

Retention of Vehicles and Parts:

Participant hereby grants Royal Purple Raceway and its assigns the full and unconditional permission to collect and retain vehicles, parts of vehicles, equipment, or any other items used in conjunction with participation owned by or in the possession of participant, including such vehicles, parts of vehicles, equipment, or any other items which have been involved in accidents when Royal Purple Raceway determines in its sole and absolute discretion that such actions are necessary incident to the investigation of an accident, the inspection or testing of such vehicles, parts, or equipment, or for other purposes.