2013 North Georgia Speedway Track Rules – All Divisions
Note: These rules will apply and will replace any rules from previous years for this track.
Any drivers who use a certified head and neck restraint system (I.E. HANS Device or equivalent safety device) will receive 50 lbs weight break in all classes!
1. Track official’s decision will be final. By participating at any event at North Georgia Speedway you are agreeing to abide by these rules as outlined. It is the responsibility of each driver and crew member to read, understand and abide by these rules. These rules may be adjusted when special events are held at North Georgia Speedway to conform to the rules of the series or special event coordinators. During these special events any changes affecting the local events will be adjusted as needed.
North Georgia Speedway reserves the right to add to, change or adjust these rules as deemed necessary. Changes to these rules, if any at all, will only effect future decisions and will not be retroactive.
North Georgia speedway will not be governed by any other tracks rules nor does North Georgia Speedway expect any other tracks to abide by our rules.
2. The first five (5) cars in all divisions must go directly to the scales after the race. Failure to cross the scales can results in a disqualification. Track Officials or someone designated by a Track Official will be the only ones allowed to touch the car after the completion of a race prior to crossing the scales.
If for any reason the car cannot cross the scales under it’s own power, a track Official must be notified. The Official will supervise or assign someone to supervise the transporting of the car to the scales. If the car is touched or pushed to the scales by anyone without the permission of a track official, the car can be disqualified. This applies to features, heat races and qualifying.
Attaching anything to the car or any attempt to add weight to the car before it crosses the scales can result in disqualification. (Note: This includes anything that falls off of the car during the race.)
Track personal will be the only ones, other than the driver, allowed on or near the scales during the weighing.
3. Prize money will not be held for anyone it must be picked up the night it’s earned, by the driver only, No exceptions.
4. Must be 16 years of age or older to compete, you may be required to submit a copy of your birth certificate.
5. Anyone caught drinking, using marijuana or controlled substances or fighting will be suspended. First offense the next two races, second offense the next 4 races, third offense suspended for one season.
All drivers are subject to a breath test.
Any driver or pit crew caught drinking alcoholic beverages or fighting at any race meet will automatically forfeit any money said car has won and points for that race meet.
Any driver or pit crewmember that enters another driver’s pit area will be deemed the aggressor.
6. Away from either driver’s pit area both drivers and pit crewmembers will be considered aggressors.
7. The aggressor or aggressors will receive the suspension.
8. Drivers should be aware that they will be held responsible for all members of their race team.
9. In the event of any Felony conviction of a driver or car-owner, the disciplinary action will be indefinite suspension beginning with the date of the conviction, or the date of the completion of any incarceration subsequent to said conviction, whichever date shall last occur. In the event the conviction is Drug related, that person may be subject to a Drug Test before returning to competition.
10. However, nothing shall prohibit the track Official’s from administering any penalty, including immediate removal from the premises or permanent suspension of track privileges to driver, owner or pit crew member whose conduct, in the complete discretion of the track Official’s represents a threat to the orderliness of track operations or the safety of others.
11. Any driver who enters the grandstand area and / or proceeds to enter without an invitation and conducts him or herself in an un-sportsman like manner may be suspended.
12. An adult must accompany children under age 14 in the pit area at all times. And all children must stay clear of the scale area at all times. Drivers, Pit Crew Member’s and Spectators in the pit area, it is your responsibility to know where your children are at all times. Failure to do so could result in loss of pit privileges.
13. Any unnecessary roughness on racetrack can result in the race being stopped and the person or persons being put into the pits.
14. To be the official leader of the race you must have completed the last complete green lap.
15. Any car for which the yellow flag is displayed for must, restart in the rear. Termed the “caution Car”
16. Any car or cars caught illegal receives no money.
17. Refusing to obey officials could result in laps taken away or suspended.
18. A driver going to the pits under yellow or red must go to the rear of the field.
19. Any driver that gets out of his or her car on the track under a caution or red flag will be put in the pits. Do not get out of your car unless you are prepared to go to the pits. The only time this rule will be excused is for safety reasons, fire, etc.
20. In the pit area, it is the driver’s responsibility to drive slow and under control at all times. Any driver that drives reckless or out of control at the discretion of Official’s could lose all pit privileges.
21. No work can be done on racecars on track. All work on racecars must be done in pit area.
22. If a car sustains any damage on the racetrack that requires repairs, the car must go to the pits for the necessary repairs. Track officials or wrecker officials will only make repairs that affect the safety of the car, I.E. fender rubbing on tire, official will pull sheet metal off tire only. .
23. Any car that brings out the yellow flag 2 times must go to the pits.
24. Drivers cannot switch from one division to another without authorized permission. Drivers will be allowed to compete in more than one event per night ONLY if they purchase an armband for each class.
(Note: This rule will be strictly enforced)
25. A racecar can only compete in one local division per race night.
26. Drivers will be paid according to laps completed. The payoff on a red and checkered flag will be the same as a restart.
27. All cars are subject to inspection by track officials at any time. Any car that loses fuel cell is subject to a $100.00 fine.
28. Any driver caught competing or trying to compete in more than one division per race event with out purchasing another armband, will be suspended from competing for the next 2 races for the first offense and the remainder of the season for the second offense.
29. Sign-in, it is the responsibility of the driver to sign-in under the correct division and use his or her correct name. Driver’s name competing must match the sign-in sheet. In the event of a driver change officials must be notified so sign-in sheet can be changed prior to the start of any competition of the drivers division. NO driver changes will be allowed in any division once competition for that division has started. Competition being Time trials and/or Heat races and/or Last Chance races and/or Feature race.
30. Any car that pulls into the pit and re-enters the track under green and stops will be automatically put back into the pits. This applies on starts and or restarts.
31. Track reserves the right to add weight to any car in order to offset any minor rule violations. Official’s discretion will be utilized.
32. Track reserves the right to place drivers in the division most suited for them according to their performance level. This may require a driver to move up to the next division. (Example) Economy Hobby to Modified Hobby, Modified Hobby to Sportsman or Sportsman to Limited Late Model. Track officials will make this decision based on the number of wins, championship wins, and /or the performance level of a driver. Track also reserves the right to handicap.
33. Pit boards, lights and any other signaling devices will not be allowed . Any driver or pit crewmember caught using them could lose all pit privileges.
34. All drivers entering race track from pits under green, yellow or red must enter the racetrack on the front straightaway only.
35. In the event of a driver intentionally hitting or running into someone’s race car in hot laps, under caution or after the checkered flag, you will not be allowed to run in the next race at North Georgia Speedway. Depending on the severity of the incident, as judged by track officials, could also subject the driver to being placed on probation or being suspended for the remainder of the season.
36. In the event a driver is suspended – that suspension will start at the next scheduled event and continue until completed.
37. Anyone entering pits, grandstand or fence area must purchase a ticket, if you do not purchase a ticket you may be banned indefinitely.
38 After the race is complete and you receive the checkered flag all cars must enter the pits at the back straightaway pit gate and the top 5 go straight to the scales. Do Not Pass the back gate pit entrance and make an extra lap if you do, you may be penalized. The penalty for Super Late Model, Limited Late Model and Sportsman will be $100.00 deducted from your prize money and the penalty for all other classes will be $50.00 deducted for prize money. In the event someone passes the back gate pit entrance due to lapped traffic, hard racing, or for some unseen reason this penalty may be waved at the discretion of track officials
39. Points will be awarded as follows.
1st = 24 13th= 2
2nd = 20 14th = 2
3rd = 18 15th = 2
4th = 16 16th = 2
5th = 14 17th= 2
6th = 12 18th = 2
7th = 10 19th = 2
8th = 8 20th = 2
9th = 6 21st = 2
10th= 4 22nd = 2
11th= 2 23rd = 2
12th= 2 24th = 2
CHANGES / SUBSTITUTIONS
1 At events where it is allowed drivers may compete in more than one class provided that they putrchase an armband for each class they wish to compete in.
TRACTION CONTROL DEVICES
1. All Traction Control Devices are strictly prohibited during any event, race or practice / test session.
2. Any traction control device utilizing wheel sensors or any means of measuring ground speed to control wheel spin are strictly prohibited.
3. Any remote controlled device inside or outside the cockpit of any competitor’s racecar are strictly prohibited.
4. A competitor found with any of the above mentioned will lose the complete device permanently and will be disqualified and may be suspended.
5. There is a $400.00 claim rule on all ignition boxes. (See Claim Rule Section for more info.)
1. We will use the green light system. This system will be used for all starts for Heats, Last Chance and/or Features.
2. The green light at the end of the front straightaway is under the control of the flagman and will be used on all starts.
3. After the “ one lap to go ” signal has been given, the field must maintain an orderly, controlled pace around to turn 4, with the front row running side by side. Provided that the lineup is good, the race will be started at some point between exiting turn 4 and the flag stand. Any driver, who passes before the flagman’s stand or deemed to have jumped the start, may be put to the rear. The race will not start until the green light is switched on.
5. Anticipating the start or firing before the start will be considered a penalty and the offending driver or drivers will be put back one row.
6.If you leave the racing surface at ANYTIME you will go to the rear of the field when you return. Regardless of laps completed or not.
7. Any car that is judged to be jumping the start will be penalized one spot. If the same car is judged to be jumping a second time in the same race, it will be penalized to the rear of the field.
8. Any driver who comes to a stop during the race, and in the opinion of the track Officials, has done so deliberately to cause a re-start, will be put to the rear before the race is re-started.
Start the race.
Everyone slow down to a safe speed and follow the car you were behind the last green lap. You will be lined back up on the track where you were running, not the position that you are running.
This flag means danger, stop as quickly as possible. Do not pass the flagman when this flag is displayed. The cars will be again lined up as they were running on the last green lap.
This flag means pull into the pits.
Blue with a yellow stripe. Displayed to cars being lapped, must allow lead cars to pass.
One lap to go.
Finish the race is over. (If this flag has to be explained to you then you don’t have any business racing.)
If the flagman displays a red AND a yellow light at the same time it is to warn drivers that there is an official on the track please proceed with caution, and ” cleaning of tires”, swerving back and forth will not be allowed you will receive one warning per event, then you will be placed to the rear of your event, 2nd infraction will result in being dq’ed from event.
Track reserves the right to delete, change, or amend rules in the interest of competition.
E-85 is allowed
100% of the protest money will be given to either the protested driver or given back to the protesting driver dependent on the outcome of the protest.
The track will not retain any of the protest money.
1. Must finish in the top three and be on the same lap to protest. May protest any top three finishers. Any car in the top three found illegal at the scales or by track’s regular tech may not protest ( that means if your light at the scales you can not protest another car, or if you have illegal tires, anything that the tech man finds to deem you illegal, ends your option to protest anyone. ) . All protest must be files along with protest fee (CASH ONLY) to the Inspector within 5 min. of the completion of the race. Protested driver will have the right to protest the car that filed the original protest. A 5 min. time limit will apply after the inspector notifies the protested driver.
2. B Refusing to tear down results in an automatic forfeit of any prize money and points for that race.
3. If you tear down and are found illegal you automatically forfeit all prize money and points for that race.
4. Tear down time limit 2 hours from the time the inspector gives the permission to start. Time limit can be adjusted by the Tech Inspector if more than one item is protested. Or under certain conditions as determined by the tech inspector. Note: this extra time allowance is not automatic and will be decided at the discretion of the Tech Inspector.
5. Protested driver may have three (3) people in the pin at teardown. One of which should be either the driver, owner or representative. Protesting driver is allowed one (1) person, being either the driver, owner or representative.
All persons in the pit will conduct themselves in a sportsman like manner. If not, the Inspector can and will call off the protest, disqualify or bar persons that do not behave accordingly. The driver, owner or representative from each team will be held accountable for the actions of their team members. Note: Verbal abuse can and will be grounds for disqualification. In other words…Don’t cuss the Tech Inspector!.
E. Inspector’s discretion will be utilized in determining cars legality,
Tech Inspector’s Ruling will be final and non reversible.
F. During teardown all oil, antifreeze or any other liquid must be drained into approved containers. Anyone caught dumping liquids on the ground will be suspended.
The driver, owner or representative will be responsible for the proper handling of liquids and clean up after the protest.
1) You may protest a tire or tires, of the car directly in front of you in the finishing order, cost of protest is $375.00 per tire. Then sample will be taken and sent to lab.
Econo Hobby & Modified Hobby
Intake Claim Rule.
1. Claim or swap will be allowed at the time of a cylinder head protest only.
2. All claim money (CASH ONLY) must be paid at the same time protest fees are.
1. No claim will be allowed after protest fees are collected.
2. The protested driver has the right to swap item.
3. If protested driver refuses to swap or sell he or she will be disqualified.
4. If protesting driver refuses to swap then this will end the claim and all claim money will be refunded.
Item with claim:
Econo Hobby Intake $250.00 Claim rule does not apply to Crate Engines.
Modified Hobby Intake. $250.00
Super Late Model, Limited Late Model & Crate
Ignition Box Claim Rule $400.00
Must finish in the top ten (10) and be on the lead lap in order to claim ignition box.
You may claim the ignition box of any one that finishes in front of you. All claims must be filed along with claim fee of $400.00 (CASH ONLY) to the Tech Inspector within five (5) min. of the completion of the race. If a driver refuses to sell their Ignition Box, he or she will be disqualified. Note: The track reserves the right to claim the ignition box for $400.00 at any time and from any driver regardless of finishing order.