2011 GENERAL RULES AND CONDUCT CODE FOR ALL DIVISIONS:
1.All drivers, car owners, mechanics and
anyone else must sign a release and purchase a pit pass before entering the
pits. No one will be permitted to cross the track at anytime unless instructed
to do so by a raceway official. Violators
will be subject to ejection from the pit area.
conduct of any car owner, driver or crew member that is considered unsportsman like or detrimental to the continuance of an
event, shall be subject to a fine and/or barred from further competition at Penton Raceways Inc.
3.any driver, car owner, mechanic or crew
member who encourages or takes part in adverse demonstrations or fighting on
the track or surrounding premises before, during or after an event shall be
subject to a fine, immediate suspension, and/or loss of prize money and/or
arrested by the Chambers County Sheriff’s Department.
4.Any driver, car owner, mechanic or crew
member who shall commit assault or threaten to do bodily harm to any speedway
official or other person under their orders, shall be barred from competition
at Penton Raceways Inc. and/or subject of
5.Drivers indulging in intoxicating beverages
before entering the race premises or while in attendance at the raceway is
strictly forbidden. Violation
of above shall result in long-term suspension and possible suspension of the
car he is associated with.
6.Any Driver, car owner, or crew member who
climbs on the flag stand without being instructed to do so will be fined
7.Any unnecessary roughness on the race track
will cause the race to be stopped, and the person or persons involved will be
black flagged and put into the pits.
8.All drivers are held responsible for the
actions of their crew members. If
they come onto the race track to argue with track officials or to threaten
other drivers could result in a two (2) week suspension for both driver and his
9.If a driver stops his racecar or gets out
of the car to argue with an official, said driver will be asked to leave the
race track. Any further
confrontation will result in a two (2) week suspension.
10. It is suggested that someone of your
pit crew stay with your car at all times while it is in the pit area.
11. All cars must be self starting.
12 .All cars must be numbered on each
side and top. Top number
must be turned as to read from the right side of the car for scoring
purposes. Numbers must be
at least 18 inches tall. All
cars must have weight designation displayed on right pillar.
13 .NO electric fuel pumps permitted in
any division. Only one
battery permitted. NO
batteries allowed in drivers compartment.
14. NO radios or communication equipment
allowed in any division except Late Models.
15 .NO driver
may compete in two (2) classes on any race night, or during the racing season. Except Late Model & Sportsman.
16. All visual protest must be made to
tech inspector 10 minutes prior to the start of any race, heat or
feature. Any car that fails
to meet Penton Raceways, Inc. rules will be given one
(1) week to make necessary corrections. If
corrections are NOT made by the following week the car will have to move up a
division. Any cars not meeting
Rules will not be allowed to receive points and purse for that night
must be filed along with necessary protest fees to tech inspector within 5
minutes of completion of feature race. Protested car must begin tear down
within 30 minutes
of notification of protest or forfeits. Drivers
will be responsible for protest car. All
decisions by Penton Raceways, Inc. officials will be
participating cars may be inspected and/or asked to be inspected by Penton Raceways, Inc. officials at any time. This may include the request of a tear
down. Refusal of inspection
will result in disqualification.
Feature races in All divisions will be determined by heat
races, except for special events in which the driver will be notified at the
drivers meeting. All feature
winners must start at the end of the field in there heat the following week
to obey the directions of Penton Raceways, Inc.
officials could result in a
two (2) week suspension.
NOT specifically covered by this rule book will be acted upon by Penton Raceways, Inc. officials and all decisions shall be
may be changed or adjusted at anytime during the season, in interest of safety,
and fair competition, as deemed necessary by Penton
Raceways Inc. staff and officials.
1. All cars must be equipped with a quality roll cage. Roll cages must be constructed of a 1 ½” steel tubing with a minimum of 4 door bars on drivers
side. Three (3) door bars
on the right side and a roof hoop that covers a minimum of the drivers compartment. All
roll cages must be properly reinforced and welded. NO water pipe,
or pipe fittings. Any roll
cages deemed unsafe by Penton Raceways, Inc.
officials may NOT be allowed to race until necessary changers are made.
2.All drivers seats must be mounted to a seat
hoop that is securely welded to the roll cage. Seat must be attached with a minimum
of 3/8 diameter grade 8 bolts. NO
seats may NOT be mounted directly to floor pan or frame rails.
3.All racecars must be equipped with a minimum
of a 4 way quick release safety harness. All safety harnesses must be a minimum
of 3 inches wide, and fastened to the roll cage with a minimum of 3/8 diameter
grade 8 bolts. All safety
harnesses may not be more than 3 years old, checked by SFT label on
harness. Any label that has
been removed or cannot be read will be considered out of date and must be
4.It is highly recommended that all divisions
have a window net.
5.All participating cars must be equipped with
a certified and fully charged fire extinguisher, which must be within easy
reach of the driver.
6.All participating drivers must wear a
certified fire retarding driving suit. All
drivers must wear a snell certified full-faced helmet
with face shield. Fire
resistant gloves, underwear, and shoes are highly recommended. Any driver found not meeting these
safety standards might not be allowed to race or disqualified.
7.All cars must be equipped with a fuel cell
in all divisions. All fuel
cells must be enclosed in a 20 gauge steel container. NO dual fuel cells,
and all fuel cells must have a minimum of 2 steel straps surrounding them.
8.All cars moving through and about the pit
area must do so at a slow, moderate, SAFE rate of speed.
9.All vehicles allowed into the pit area will
be done so by the discretion of Penton Raceways, Inc.
participating cars must have a tow hook mounted at the front and rear of
car. Any race car involved
in an accident with out hooks will be hooked to the most convenient spot by the
tow truck driver.
allowed in any class except Limited Late Models.
nitrous oxide permitted in any class. Any
race car found with nitrous oxide will be barred from Penton Raceways, Inc.
must be securely fastened to the race car. NO batteries allowed in drivers compartment.
participating cars must be equipped with a drive shaft loop securely attached
to the frame. All drive
shafts must be painted white, except for aluminum drive shafts.
1.In events where the starting positions are
determined by time trials, the car with the fastest time may have his choice of
either inside or outside position. Track
reserved the right to have inverted starts.
2.All starts will be running starts, 2 cars
abreast. If the race is
stopped for any reason after the first lap, the cars will be restarted single
file, positioned according to the last green flag lap. All cars must remain in
the same position until the green flag. The
flagman reserves the right to stop a race at any time.
3.Cars in any division that start the races on
the front row will have 3 chances for a green flag start. After 3 false starts, both cars will
be put to the rear of the field. Exceptions
will be if cars in the field are out of position or if in an unsafe condition
exists on the trace.
4.Any driver stopping before the completion of
the first lap to bring out a caution on purpose will be put to the rear.
6.In case of caution, cars will not race back
to the flag. Caution laps
will not count as part of the race, unless during a long race, when needed for
time constraints, racers will be notified via raceceiver
that caution laps are being counted.
7.Any cars that are involved in any accident
that brings out the red or yellow flag will be lined up at the rear of the
field. (this does not include cars that have stopped
to avoid the accident.)
8.Slower cars given the passing flag must move to
the inside of the race track.
9.NO work can be done on race cars on the
race track without the permission from Penton Raceways, Inc. officials. Any car that goes into the pits after
line up, and return to tack will have to go to the rear of the
RULE—If you purposely spin the car in front of you, you will be put to the rear
and the car spun out will return to his position. This is a judgment call made
by the flagman, and all decisions will be FINAL. Three (3) spin outs will result in
a black flag.
will be a 30 min time limit on all feature races.
Everyone slow down to a safe speed and
follow the car you were behind on the last green flag 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
lined up again as they were running on the last green flag lap.
This means to pull into the pits IMMEDIATELY.
This flag is blue with yellow stripes
displayed to cars who are about to be lapped and must allow the lead cars to
pass. When this flag is
displayed for a lap car they are to get out of the lead cars way. If they do not do so, they will be
Model Protest And Protest Fees
Engine $900.00 Track retains $200
AND PROTEST FEES
END $250.00 Track retains $50
PAN $250.00 Track retains $50
C. FUEL $50.00 Track retains $50
D. CARB. $50.00 Track retains $50
E. CLUTCH $100.00 Track retains $50
F. BODY $100.00 Track retains $50
1.$50.00 per protest goes to the
track. Example, if you
protest the top end and the oil pan Protest fee is $500.00 and the track keeps
$100.00 and remaining $400.00 goes to the winning party.
2.All protest must be filed with the tech
inspector within 5 minutes of feature race for that particular class.
3.Protesting cars MUST protest every car that
finished in front of them. EXAMPLE, the third place finisher MUST protest the
second place car to be able to protest the first place car. Must finish in top3 to
be eligible to protest.
4.Must protest top end to protest the bottom
5.All counter protest must be made and protest
fees paid to tech inspector within 5 minutes of protest notification. If 1st place car tears down and is found
refuses to tear down then, his counter protest if forfeited.
6.During a protest 2 people ONLY from the protested car will be allowed
in tech room for tear down. 1
person ONLY from the
protesting party along with the tech inspector will be allowed in the tech
room. A protest will NOT become a community affair. All decisions by the tech inspector
will be FINAL.
7.Any car found illegal and/or refusing to
rear down 2 times will receive a two (2) week suspension. Any car with a major
infraction that is not corrected by the following week will be required to move
up a division.
8.Gas must not check above +5 or –5 on
electronic fuel checker when calibrated with track racing gas.
9.Any items not listed in protest fees are
considered a visual protest and must be done before the heat races not after.
may be protested to verify that it is legal, even crate engines.