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Next Race: SATURDAY, August 2, 2014!

2014 GPS General Rules

 

This comes from NASCAR.  All drivers MUST be in possession of a NASCAR license on or before March 15, 2014.  Mailing the driver application does not constitute as “having a license”. If the track does not have the completed application with payment or the driver does not have a NASCAR license in his/her possession on or before March 15, 2014, the driver will have to complete a new application at the third turn gate and pay for a new license before racing.  There will be no exceptions.  If mailing applications, do so by January 31st to avoid repurchasing license. 

 

Minimum $500.00 fine for swearing or disrespect to any track official. 

 

Equipment- Each driver must have approved helmets. Fire extinguisher in working order is mandatory. Flame proof uniforms are compulsory.

 

A NASCAR approved nylon window screen must be used on driver's side and fold down.

 

Every person who enters pit area must have a NASCAR arm band. Absolutely no one allowed on track unless properly registered.All arm bands will come from NASCAR in 2014.  Minimum $500.00 fine if caught in pits without arm band.  If arm band comes off, take it out to the office and get a replacement. Each person who is issued an arm band is covered by insurance with NASCAR. If you are injured at a race meet, notify a NASCAR official and/or Bowers EMS immediately. Do not leave the speedway grounds without making a report of any injury.

 

Please leave your pit area clean.  Properly dispose of trash in provided receptacles.  Oil should be recycled in the tank next to the tech shed.  If you drop a large amount of fluid other than water in your pit area, please contact a track official to have track services personnel assist with the cleanup.  Do not leave old tires in your pit area, fine may result.

 

Scoring is done by at least two NASCAR scorers with separate sheets, and the decision of the chief scorer is FINAL.
 

If you want your sponsor's name mentioned on the PA system, please give the information to the announcer or speedway office in writing.

 

Please cooperate by wearing clean uniforms or other clothing. Your appearance helps to build your image and the sports image. 

 

Racing fuel must be purchased from Greenville-Pickens Speedway in the truck and late model stock car divisions.  5 gallons must be purchased per week in the truck division and 10 gallons must be purchased in the late model stock division.  Tires and gas must be paid for before the start of the applicable race.

 

All members must abide by NASCAR rules.

 

A. Decision of NASCAR official in charge will be FINAL.

B. Promoter or officials reserve the right to reject any driver or car.

C. No drinking of alcoholic beverages allowed across race track into pit area or infield. Each driver is responsible for the actions of his/her crew. First offense--30 day suspension plus $25 fine. Second offense--indefinite suspension.

D. No driver will be permitted to switch from one division to another without permission from the management.

E. Anyone caught passing an arm band to someone else will be automatically fined $500 to the giver and receiver. Second offense will mean indefinite suspension.

F. No weapons in pit area (concealed or visible unless authorized by Pickens County Sheriff.

 

Weight

Top 5 driver(s) or designated crew chief(s) may look at TOTAL weight of any top five car(s).

 

Antifreeze in radiator is illegal. Fine and/or suspension will result.

 

Identification

A. Officially assigned numbers at least 18 inches (strongly recommend 24 inches) high must be painted on both sides of car and also on top, reading from right side.  

B. Drivers name must be 3 inch letters above right door.

C. Car must be numbered from 1 to 99.

D. Numbers will be assigned by track office on a first come basis. Duplicate numbers not permitted.

E. Foil or reflective number decals are not permitted. Track officials must determine if numbers are legible.

 

If a race car/truck hits another race car/truck in the pit area, a fine and suspension will result. If a race car/truck hits another race car/truck while running a pace lap under caution, a two (2) week suspension will result.

 

Driver sign-in window closes at 6:30pm. 

 

 

Race Procedure

Race procedure is defined as the manner in which an event is conducted. It includes, but it is not limited to, determinations regarding the eligibility of cars/trucks of competition, a competitors compliance with competition-related procedures set forth in the rule book or the local track rules, qualifying procedures, the line-up of the cars, the start of the race, the control of cars throughout the race by flags, lights, or other direct communication between track officials and competitors, the election to stop or delay a race, control pit activity, flagging, the positioning of cars/trucks at any time, the assessment of lap time penalties and the completion of the race. All decisions by track officials at the track involving race procedures are final and non-appealable, subject only to review by NASCAR Supervisory Official(s) if the decision involves the interpretation or application of the NASCAR rules (as opposed to local track rules) and if one or more such officials determine that extraordinary circumstances exist that require such review.

Starting Position Determination
Late Model Stock-
A driver will draw for qualifying position. A driver may not attempt to qualify more than one car in a single time trial session or qualifying race. A car may only make one qualifying attempt per session unless otherwise authorized by a track official. A driver may only qualify one car for an event. The time accredited to each car determines its starting position. In the event of duplicate qualifying times, the starting position shall be determined by the current driver track point standings. If driver track point standings do not prevail, the driver setting the duplicate time first would start in front of the other. If time trials are not completed due to weather or other adverse circumstances, the driver will draw for position. If late model stock qualifying is complete and we have a rainout, the times will be erased.  A new drawing will take place and a new set of time trials will take place the next race date.  Fast qualifier may have to draw for number of cars to be inverted on the start.

Truck, Charger, Renegade, Street Stock, FWD 4-
A driver will draw for race position. If the race program is postponed or cancelled, the driver will redraw for position the next week.  Each weekly winning driver must start in the rear on their next entered race.

Initial Race Start:
All cars/trucks that are in the starting line-up must be on the starting grid ready to participate unless otherwise directed by a track official. Any car/truck in the starting line-up and on the starting grid will be permitted to enter the race at any time after the pace laps start, if possible. If a car/truck does not leave the starting grid, drops out during the pace laps, or drops out of the race before the completion of the first official lap, and thereafter fails to return to the race, its finishing position will be determined by its starting position in relation to other cars that do not complete the first official lap. During the preliminary laps, if a car/truck does not maintain its designated position in the starting field, track officials may reposition the car at their discretion. Scoring and official distance begins when the leader crosses the start/finish line after the starting flag is displayed.

If a driver change is made during a race in order for the initial driver to receive points and prize money, the initial driver must start the race. Otherwise, the points and prize money will be awarded to the relief driver. Driver changes will not be permitted from the start of the pace laps until after the car completes its first scored lap.

All driver changes must be authorized by a track official. In late model stocks, if a driver change is made after qualifying but before the start of a race, the car must start at the rear of the field. In truck, charger, and renegade, if a driver change is made before the start of the race, the car/truck/driver may keep the position provided no qualifying (heat races or time trials) has taken place. Driver points and prize money will be awarded only to the starting driver.

Double File Start and Restart (Late Model Stock Only):
Starter will give one to go signal. Caution lights will go out when lead cars cross start/finish line. The driver on the inside of row one will set the pace. The pace should not be too fast or extremely slow. The two cars on the front row will start in the “restart zone” coming off of turn four.  The restart zone is from the yellow line exiting turn four to the cone near the steps.  In Late Model Stocks, if a car(s) on the front row jump(s), the car(s) will go to the second row and the second row car(s) will move to the front row.  All Late Model Stock restarts will be double file.  Leader has the option of lane choice for initial start and all restarts.

Single File Restart:
Starter will give one to go signal. Caution lights will go out when lead car crosses start/finish line. The lead driver will have from the yellow stripe going into turn three to the yellow line in turn four to start the race. If the lead driver does not start the race, the starter will start the race. All other cars are to remain single file until lead driver fires. Cars may pass to the outside provided the lead car fires first.  If a car(s) jump(s) a single file restart, the car(s) may be sent to the rear.  If there is a second jump on a single file restart, the car(s) will be sent to the rear or to the pit area.

Race Halt
The track officials will determine whether the race track is suitable for competition. A race may be stopped at the discretion of the track officials at any time they determine that the track is not suitable for competition.

Race Halt/Caution/Restart Before One Lap Completion-
When a race is stopped before the completion of one lap, there will be one complete double file restart in the original starting positions except those cars/trucks involved in an accident must start to the rear of others. Any car causing a race to be stopped, such as a spin out or stopping, shall be considered as involved in an accident. Cars/Trucks will be scored as they come out of the accident. The starter will have the option to single file cars if safety is a concern.

Race Halt/Caution/Restart After One Lap Completion-
If the lead car/truck crosses the start/finish line before the caution, the lap will be counted with the cars crossing the line before the caution being scored as well. The remaining field of cars/trucks will line up in the order in which they were running at the completion of the last full lap before being stopped. Those cars/trucks involved in an accident, if any, shall start to the rear of those not involved, regardless of the number of laps they have covered. This rule shall apply at all times even if enough laps have been covered for the race to be called a complete race. Any cars/trucks causing a race to be stopped, such as a spin out or stopping, shall be considered as involved in an accident. If there is no restart, the cars/trucks will be scored and the drivers will be paid on the positions they would have held in a restart.

Parking
A track official may direct a competitor to cease competition, to leave the racing premises, or to bring the car/truck to the pit area in order to promote the orderly conduct of the event.

Race Start/Finish Line
The start/finish line shall be considered to extend from the grandstand retaining wall to the pit service yellow line on concrete and any car/truck driven by its driver between these points may legally be scored, receive the green, yellow, white, or checkered flags. The leading edge of this line shall be considered the scoring point.

 

Official Completion
All races will be run until the leader has completed the advertised distance. When unforeseen circumstances prevent the completion of the advertised distance, the race will be considered officially completed after the halfway distance has been reached or surpassed by the leader, provided circumstances make it impractical to continue or complete the race within reasonable time after the race has been stopped.

Pit Procedures During Race
Crew members must not go on the race track for any reason while the cars are racing or while they are running under the yellow flag or during the red flag, unless directed to do so by a track official. The only time drivers or cars/trucks may receive service is when they are completely stopped in the pit area. Crew members must not service or repair any wrecked car/truck or damaged car/truck until the car/truck has been removed from the race track.

Timing and Scoring
The track officials designated by the promoter/owner to be the official scorers for an event are responsible for timing and scoring the event. The decisions of the official scorers, with respect to timing and scoring, are final.


Protest(s)

THE TRACK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TEAR DOWN AND/OR INSPECT ANY RACE CAR/TRUCK AT ANY TIME! When the track exercises this right it will not be considered as a protest and no fees will be paid to or by the race track. Any illegal items are subject to confiscation.

Refusing to tear down or deliberately working at a slow pace will result in disqualification and suspension.

 

Late Model Stock:

Any protest will be handled according to procedures in the NASCAR LMS rule book. Only licensed competitors can file Protests.  The protest must be made in writing by the Competitor or crew chief, with the Technical Director within 20 minutes of the checkered flag signaling the completion of their event.  Only competitors finishing in the top five in that event may file a protest of the car finishing directly in front of them.  The first item of a protest will be accompanied by a $300.00 fee, with each additional protest item costing $100.00.  Exceptions will be as follows: the removal and inspection of a cylinder head and cylinder head components will be accompanied by a $500 fee, Camshaft and its components will be a $500 fee, Piston and/or connecting rods will be $750.00 per item and the crankshaft will be $1000 (These fees are additive: piston and crank would be $1750.00). The Technical Director shall decide if a matter is protest able and shall inform all parties of decision.  Any illegal components discovered during a protest are subject to confiscation, even though the items were not protested. If protested items are found to be illegal, protesting driver will get 50% of the protest fee and track will retain the remaining 50%.  If protested items are found to be legal, protesting driver forfeits all money and the protested driver receives 50% and track retains the remaining 50%.  All illegal items will be confiscated and will not be returned.  Extra fees will be charged for any items requiring off-site inspection.  Fees will be based on our cost of further inspection. 

 

Trucks, Charger, Renegade:

Any protest will be handled according to procedures in the NASCAR LMS rule book. Only licensed competitors can file Protests. The protest must be made in writing by the Competitor or crew chief, with the Technical Director within 20 minutes of the checkered flag signaling the completion of their event.  Only competitors finishing in the top five in that event may file a protest of the car finishing directly in front of them.  The first item of a protest will be accompanied by a $200.00 fee; with each additional protest item costing $100.00.  Exceptions will be as follows: Removal and inspection of a cylinder head and cylinder head components will be accompanied by a $400 fee, Camshaft and its components will be a $400 fee, Piston and/or connecting rods will be $600.00, and the crankshaft will be $750 (These fees are additive: piston and crank would be $1250.00). The Technical Director shall decide if a matter is protest able and shall inform all parties of decision.  Any illegal components discovered during a protest are subject to confiscation, even though the items were not protested. If protested items are found to be illegal, protesting driver will get 50% of the protest fee and track will retain the remaining 50%.  If protested items are found to be legal, protesting driver forfeits all money and the protested driver receives 50% and track retains the remaining 50%.  All illegal items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Extra fees will be charged for any items requiring off-site inspection.  Fees will be based on our cost of further inspection.

 

FWD, Street Stock:

Any protest will be handled according to procedures in the NASCAR LMS rule book. Only licensed competitors can file Protests.  The protest must be filed by the competitor in writing with the Technical Director within 20 minutes of the checkered flag signaling the completion of their event.  Only competitors finishing in the top three in that event may file a protest of the car finishing directly in front of or behind them.  The first item of a protest will be accompanied by a $200.00 fee; with each additional protest item costing $100.00.  Exceptions will be as follows: the removal of a cylinder head will be accompanied by a $400 fee, piston and/or connecting rods will be $500.00 per item and the crankshaft will be $750 (These fees are additive: piston and crank would be $1250.00). The Technical Director shall decide if a matter is protest able and shall inform all parties of decision.  Any illegal components discovered during a protest are subject to confiscation, even though the items were not protested. If protested items are found to be illegal, protesting driver will get 50% of the protest fee and track will retain the remaining 50%.  If protested items are found to be legal, protesting driver forfeits all money and the protested driver receives 50% and track retains the remaining 50%.  All illegal items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Competitors must have on hand a Haynes or comparable repair manual for the vehicle being raced. Extra fees will be charged for any items requiring off-site inspection.  Fees will be based on our cost of further inspection.

 

Buyout Rule for Front Wheel Drives and Street Stock: $2000.00.

Any Competitor finishing in second or third place may claim/buy the car finishing directly in front of them for $2000. Refusal to sell car results in disqualification and a two week suspension. Person being claimed may also claim/buy the claimers car for $1,750. Refusal to sell will result in disqualification and a two week suspension.  Only the Top 3 (three) finishers may utilize the claim rule. This does not include racing seat, belts and window net (or any additional safety equipment). These divisions are intended for those who wish to race but don’t want to spend a fortune. For those wishing to stretch the rules or spend more than $2000.00 on your race car, then you need to pick another division.

 

Any sabotage during the course of a claim will result in disqualification and indefinite suspension.

 

 

 

ALL TECHNICAL QUESTIONS CAN BE DIRECTED TO:

GPS Techman - GREG DODGENS  864-850-1770


 

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