Wyoming County International Speedway
35 Adrian Road, P.O. Box 203, Perry, NY 14530
(585) 237-2580 Office (585) 237-2510 Track
NEWe mail address: [email protected]
Promoters: James J. Majchrzak…….237- 2580
James E. Majchrzak……..237-2580
General Manager: Polly Majchrzak…………..237-2580
Race Director: Doug Yeo…………………237-2580
Head Scorer: Ken Zwerka……………..237-2580
Chief Tech Inspector: Dennis Murphy Jr.…237- 2580
This general rule section applies to each and every race, owner, pit personnel, track employee, official, product vendor, and anyone else not specifically mentioned above. You are expected to know the rules and abide by them. IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE.
The rules and regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimal acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all racing events at Wyoming County International and by participating in these events, all competitors are deemed to have complied with these rules. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from the publication of or the compliance with these rules and regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators or others.
All competitors, drivers, owners, mechanics, officials, emergency personnel, employees, media or product representatives shall hold a valid pit pass to be permitted in the motor pits or infield areas. A valid pit pass is obtained by signing a waiver form each and every week at the pit gate entrance.
Any fighting in the pit area will subject the offender to suspension. Management will notify you of when you are eligible to return. Any continuing problems from the same individual’s) will result in permanent suspension. We expect courteous conduct from all participants at all times. We DO NOT and WILL NOT tolerate profanity or profane gestures in front of the race fans, officials, and/or management. Negative slander attempting to deface the speedway, officials, competitors or fans on the internet by a driver, crew member or fan is prohibited and is the responsibility or the driver/team owner to control. At any time if your dress, actions, or conduct are not in the best interest of Wyoming County International Speedway of racing, you will be asked to leave the grounds. A suspension will be imposed if, in the opinion of the officials or management, it is necessary to control the situation.
No driver may get out of his/her car on the track or pit road to argue or discuss the race with officials. If this rule is violated, the driver will be disqualified for the event or suspended according to the decision of the officials.
There will be NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES allowed in the pit area before or during the race program. We expect your full cooperation on this matter. Anyone in the pit area who in the opinion of the officials appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs may be suspended.
The display or use of any type of weapon will result in immediate and permanent suspension for the entire crew and furthermore the arrest of those involved. When in the pit area, MAINTAIN A CONSTANT WATCH FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION.
1. When cars are P&G’d (tubed) during a post-race inspection, a maximum of two cubic inches above claimed CID (that which is lettered on the hood) will be permitted. If a driver disagrees with a P&G, he/she has the option of pulling the head for a measurement.
2. Post-race weighing of cars will be at the track officials’ discretion. However, normal procedure requires the first three positions at the end of the feature race to be weighed.
3. Visiting cars (those that compete regularly at other tracks) will be permitted to compete provided they pass safety inspection as well as comply with WYOMING COUNTY INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY’S weight, wheel base, and tire regulations. Determination will be made be the tech inspector. His decision is final. No protests will be accepted. No points will be awarded to visiting cars until they are in compliance with Wyoming County International Speedway rules. 1 week maximum to comply. – Also refer to visiting drivers (pg. )
DRIVER AND OWNER NOTES
1. A driver entering in competition for the first time must have read and understood all the rules as stated in the rulebook.
Remember that you are all professionals. We expect you to act in a manner that fans will appreciate. This means no obscene gestures, etc. For those of you who win a race, please have the courtesy to acknowledge the crowd with a wave and a smile. They love to see it and it makes your sponsors proud to be part of your team.
2. All drivers must complete a driver’s information card available at the pit gate prior to competing. You will not be paid after the races or receive mailings if this card is not completed correctly for our files. You must complete a new card each season. Please make them legible and fill in all information.
3. Please treat new drivers like one of your own crew. Remember that they came to support your race track and bring you some fresh competition. Make them feel at home so they will come back and bring their family and friends.
4. Please make sure your trailers are properly equipped with clearance lights as well as safety chains. Be Legal in the eyes of the law. This is for your safety as well as the safety of other motorists.
5. When leaving the track please drive safely. Obey traffic regulations. Leave the racing at the track. We want to see you back next week safe and sound.
1. Visual protests: These must be made prior to the line up being called for the feature event and must be made by the DRIVER of the protesting car IN WRITING ON WCIS PROTEST FORM, accompanied by a $125 protest fee. The fee will be returned (minus $25) if the protest is upheld and forfeited if disallowed.
2. Technical protest: These must be IN WRITING on WCIS PROTEST FORM and GIVEN TO THE RACE DIRECTOR by the protesting car’s driver no longer than fifteen minutes following the completion of the event in which the alleged violation occurred. The written protest must be accompanied by a $300.00 bond or cash, per item protested. The tech inspector, the protester, and only one member representing the protested car will make the protest inspection. Regarding the protested part only, this information can be passed on to the Speedway Committee if a gray area of interpretation is needed, but not required. Any alleged violation is permitted in the protest. The tech inspector will announce the results of the protest within one week. If upheld, the protest fee, less $50.00 to cover the cost of the inspection, will be returned to the protester. If disallowed the full protest fee will be forfeited.
3. The tech inspector will announce “legal” or “illegal” only. THE TECH INSPECTOR’S DECISION IS FINAL!!
4. Vehicle or parts in question are to remain within the tech building until final decisions are made.
5. Visual and technical protests must be on WCIS official protest form. Protest forms can be obtained from the tech officials.
6. The tech inspector reserves the right to accept or reject any protest.
7. DRIVERS AND OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING THE RULES AND ABIDING BY THEM. Any violation discovered through an engine tear down or visual protest will result in disqualification.
8. NOTE: The car of any driver filing a protest will be subject to inspection of the part, equipment, modification, etc., that is in question on the protested vehicle as well.
9. No protests shall be accepted concerning the decision of the head scorer with respect to scoring of the event. No protest shall be accepted concerning the decisions of the track officials with respect to the race procedure. The driver has the right to ask for a verification of his/her finishing position from the head scorer.
10. Wyoming County International Speedway reserves the right to adjust any rules at any time throughout the season to better equalize the com-petition. These decisions will be finalized by the tech officials and posted.
Wyoming County International Speedway is private property. Any person on the property without permission of the owner is guilty of trespassing and subject to the penalties of law. Through the registration and purchase of a pit pass, you have been given the authority and right to be on the property in conjunction with that evening’s racing activities. However, the management reserves the right to revoke this authority at any time. Everyone must hold a valid pit pass to be in the motor pit or infield areas. All new drivers and cars must go through tech prior to racing. Any technical questions can be answered at this time to assure rule legality.
SAFETY & TECH.
1. An approved complete long-sleeved FIRE SUIT, HAND PROTECTION & NECK COLLAR IS MANDATORY IN ALL CLASSES. Foot protection is highly recommended but not mandatory. Drivers will wear full safety protection when they are in their racecar and on the track for any reason.
2. Each racecar in all classes MUST be equipped with an approved FIRE EXTINGUISHER fastened within reach of the driver. It must be a dry powder type, rated ABC, BC, B, or C, and be 2-½ lb. minimum. A current inspection/service tag is mandatory. Centralized anti-fire systems are mandatory only in cars using hand controls. High back aluminum racing seats are mandatory in all divisions Pure Stock up to Late Models.
3. An approved DOT HELMET must be worn whenever a driver is in his/her racecar and on the track for any reason. A SNELL 90 RATING or newer is extremely important for your head protection.
4. No passengers in the racecar at any time other than official supervised organized events.
5. NO ELECTRIC FUEL PUMPS ARE ALLOWED except 4 cylinders stocks.
All air must be filtered through traditional style air cleaners, no air modification devices.
6. No racecar will be permitted on the racetrack without an official in position.
7. No racecar will be permitted on the racetrack when the ambulance, wrecker, fire fighter, and their crews are not in position or when the RED lights are on. Special permission must be obtained from the race director before any vehicle may enter the track when it is closed.
8. Any racecar using bolted-in weight will have the weight secured on the racecar with a minimum of two ½ inch bolts. Weights are not allowed in the drivers compartment without safety tech inspection. All twist-in spring spacers must be safety wired.
9. SAFETY BELTS and SHOULDER HARNESS – Each car shall be equipped with aircraft type, 3” wide, quick release lap belts attached to the roll cage. Additionally, each car shall have a shoulder harness with minimum 2″ or 3” wide nylon straps. Shoulder harness shall be securely attached to the roll cage. Seat belt and harness shall latch with a single device such that both are released with a single release action. All belts will be bolted to the roll cage assembly from the rear with at least 5/16” aircraft or ½” standard bolts. This is MANDATORY IN ALL CLASSES. A V-type crotch belt is recommended. Safety belts and harness are to be no more than 5 years old and in good condition.
10. A ROLL CAGE IS MANDATORY IN ALL CLASSES of racecars. See construction specs under each class of cars. The cage will be at least four-post design with two posts in front of the driver and two behind the driver with 3 minimum bars installed in the passenger door. Construction will be of steel tubing, no galvanized and no pipe fittings. The craftsmanship and welding of the roll cage must pass safety inspections.
11. FRONT DRIVE SHAFT LOOPS ARE MANDATORY IN ALL CLASSES. REAR HOOPS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 360-degree loops attached with ears that are bolted or welded to the frame with a minimum of two 3/8” bolts on each side. THE DRIVE SHAFT WILL BE PAINTED WHITE.
12. ROUGH DRIVING will not be tolerated. The first offense may result in disqualification and repeated offenses will result in suspension and/or fine. Retaliation may result in immediate disqualification and ejection from the premises. WCIS will not tolerate this behavior.
13. Three spinouts during one event by one driver may result in a safety disqualification.
14. Any mechanical condition or action by a driver deemed to pose a hazard to that driver or other competitors would result in a mechanical black flag. The car must go immediately to the pits, get repaired if possible and await direction from track official upon returning to competition.
15. All cars must slow down when the yellow light comes out, The speed of any cars in the pits should be kept to a MAXIMUM of 5 MPH.
16. Aluminum seats are mandatory in all classes. Securely fastened with a minimum of six 3/8 grade 5 bolts. All seats must be a minimum of .120 in thickness.
17. Racing fuel cells are required in all regular event classes. Fuel cells must be mounted securely behind rear axle, protected by roll cage tubing. No part of the fuel cell should be lower than centerline of rear axle on extended past protective bars. All cells must have check valve, vent and safety foam.
18. MIRROR – Maximum surface area size allowed is 25 square inches. Single pane only and usage will be at the discretion of the officials.
19. Any part # or identification mark that has been removed may be cause for disqualification.
20. Any significant dragging sheet metal or other object which may create a safety issue must be removed in the pit area. Vehicles in question will be directed pit side by officials or black and yellow mechanical black flag.
21. No antifreeze in radiator – use of redline lubrication and additive is allowed.
Race officials and management will resolve any disagreements over technical questions or operations. When their decision is rendered, said decision is FINAL AND BINDING.
The track management will establish the length, frequency, and administration of all events and programs. The management and officials will determine all finishing positions. Their decision is final. Any complaints, disputes, questions, or problems must be directed to the race director immediately following the event. It is the duty of all drivers, car owners, and mechanics to bring to the attention of the officials any unsafe equipment or practices as well as any rule infraction of any car and/or driver.
RACE TRACK OPERATIONS AND PROCEDURES
The only people allowed on the track and in the infield are the track officials over the age of 16. Everyone must stay away at all times unless requested to assist for a special reason. NO ONE IN THE PIT AREA WILL APPROACH THE ENTRANCE RAMP TO THE TRACK AFTER THE RACES HAVE STARTED. Drivers may seek a place of safety in the infield following disablement. Following a crash, STAY IN YOUR CAR! DO NOT examine your car while the green is out!!! Pit crews, owners and personnel related to the car are not allowed out on the track following an accident or injury. Do not enter the racing surface without expressed authorization. An official will okay your entry at the track entrance and signal you to proceed. Any competing vehicle whose speed has been reduced to a point where it causes a safety problem or retards track activity will be removed from the racing surface at the option of the officials.
Our racing program is based on the availability of enough vehicles in each class. If the number is not available, alternative scheduling or programming may be used. Racing events will be “lined up” in various ways to accomplish the best racing program. Driver changes may be made only before the feature race starts and only after reporting such change to the race director and head scorer. Any points earned in the event will be awarded to the starting driver. From the time any car is signed up for an event and until all the cars have been released by the race director following the close of the event, the driver of any car shall be the SOLE spokesperson for that car and shall be responsible for the actions of his pit crew. In the event the driver is incapacitated, the chief mechanic may speak for the car.
STARTER AND FLAG REGULATIONS
1. OFFICIAL STARTER – All practice and competition activity on the track are under the immediate control of the starters. All competitors shall adhere to their directions.
2. GREEN FLAG – Signifies the start of an event. All cars must remain in the line after receiving green until past the start/finish line. Green may be followed immediately by yellow for complete re-start in discretion of the starter. On caution lap restart, will resume when the designated line is crossed by the pole, inside car and the green flag and/or light is displayed. Do not pass before designated starting lines.
3. YELLOW FLAG – Signifies track is not clear. Cars must decrease speed and remain in single file. No passing allowed. Violators are subject to penalty during and after the event.
4. RED FLAG – Signifies automatic halting of the race. The race is scored according to last lap under green or yellow. Move aside to allow safety vehicles to pass.
5. BLACK FLAG – Signifies disqualification with immediate retire to infield. If equipment violation and remedied, car may return to competition. If procedure violation, car will be penalized with stop and go or balance of race. If participant fails to comply with the black flag, subject to forfeiture of all points and money for event in addition to other penalties.
6. BLUE AND YELLOW FLAG – Signifies competitor being lapped. Cars must move inside without changing order of lap cars until lapping car has passed. Violators are subject to penalty during or after event.
7. BLACK AND YELLOW FLAG – Mechanical black flag posted by the back straight away flagman is for the safety of drivers and their vehicle. If the problem is fixed, the vehicle may return to competition with the direction of the WCIS officials.
8. WHITE FLAG – Signifies one lap remains for caution lap or completion of race.
9. CHECKERED FLAG – Signifies completion of the event. Finishing positions decided according to distance traveled regardless if car takes checkered. Top 3 finishing positions are invited to front shute winners circle after feature events.
1. OFFICIAL STARTER – Practice sessions are 1½ hour before race time unless otherwise announced. No practice without starter, and emergency personnel. Length of practice is determined by available time, not by number of practices per division.
2. LINE UP – Line up is based upon point system from prior race results. Any entry signing in after starting time is subject to start scratch. Any entry not in line up chute when previous race is ended is subject to start scratch for that race. Once feature green flag falls, no new entry will be permitted on track for competition in that division.
3. START – All cars must stay in line and maintain pace. No acceleration until reaching the designated white line. NO passing until past the start/finish line unless a car is completely off pace. Pole inside car set pace. Before completion of one lap, original position except cars involved in incident start in rear of field. If virtually whole field is involved in incident, a complete restart and original positions may be reset.
4. RESTART AFTER ONE LAP COMPLETE – Line up is in the order in which car running at the display of the caution flag or last lap completed. If red flag, restart according to line up of caution lap or last green lap if no caution. Cars involved in incident start behind those not involved. On restarts, passing only to the right until past the start/finish line. If sufficient laps completed, race may be called with points and money according to position held for restart. If 5 laps or less remain, under caution lap cars go to tail.
5. PROCEDURE UNDER CAUTION:
A. Line up determined by position of cars when caution flag is displayed cars involved in incident starting scratch. If the majority of the field has passed the Start/Finish Line otherwise line up is according to last lap completed. Caution laps may be counted on races scheduled with extended laps.
B. Any car failing to hold position except to have legitimate conference with Track Official shall lose position.
C. If cars fail to hold position due to an incident, all cars involved in the incident will start scratch. A contact rule of involvement applies. Cars stopping prior to accident or avoiding the focal point of the incident may return to position by the direction of WCIS track officials.
D. All cars joining single file line up prior to green flag will be scored first caution lap unless caution laps counted.
E. Cars will restart double file with lap cars mixed in until halfway into race competition or after 3 caution flags have been displayed.
F. Last two (2) laps must be run consecutively under green.
G. Any car failing to take first starting green flag will not be allowed to compete. After original green flag, driver may not drive backup car or any car not qualified.
6. INCIDENT – Any car causing caution or stopping due to mishap and not driven immediately in caution lap or to starting line may be considered involved in incident.
A. Caution flag may be displayed for racing incident resulting in less offending car losing position. Involved cars shall restart scratch. Offending driver in judgment of officials subject to disqualification, including lap or time penalty. On restart, involved cars placed on same lap prior to caution. If offending car loses lap’s), the offending car may also lose lap’s).
B. If officials determine that driver intentionally causes caution, flag may be displayed and/or driver may be penalized.
7. REPAIRS – No car may be attended to on the track. In the infield, only driver may attend to his car. If repairs are necessary and the yellow or red flag is displayed, a car will be permitted to pull into the Pit Area only when directed by a track official. All entries returning to the track shall start to the rear in order to return. Once white flag is shown signifying one lap before starting, gates will close at the discretion of the gate official. Only authorized personnel shall be in the infield at any time during the program.
8. MANNER OF DRIVING – Only one person allowed in racecar at any time on track or in pits. No part of the driver’s body is to extend outside of closed body of racecar during the race or practice.
9. COMPETITOR PERFORMANCE – Continual ill-handling or rough riding will result in disqualification. Any car which leaves the racetrack with all four wheels must return in safe manner.
10. LAP OR TIME PENALTIES – A lap or time penalty is the act, during a race, of detaining a driver off the racetrack for a certain time or a number of laps, whichever is appropriate as determined by Speedway Officials. A lap or time penalty may be imposed when the competitor has violated the applicable rules, direction from a Speedway Official or a known race procedure. The Speedway reserves the right to assess such penalties after the event when there is insufficient laps or time remaining in the race to impose a lap or time penalty. Scoring will be corrected accordingly.
The starter will control the lights on the track. They are official any time during the race. The starter will turn off the yellow light as the cars enter turn one if he feels the cars are lined up and in position to race. If the cars are not in the proper lineup, the green flag will NOT be displayed. Remember, the absence of the yellow light signals only the starter’s intention to drop the “green flag.”
NUMBERS & LETTERING RECOMMENDATIONS
Numbers will be assigned by the race track as requested by the car owner if NOT ALREADY ASSIGNED – on a first come first serve basis with the previous holders of that number receiving priority. Numbers will be painted on both doors at least 18” high by 3” wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the car body. No fancy design within the car number is allowed, it must be easily read. A 24” high by 3” wide name shall be painted on the roof in letters at least 3” high (first and last name). The cubic inch displacement of the engine will be painted on the hood in numbers at least 4” high by 1” wide. The car number will be painted in numbers at least 5” high by 1” wide on the right front and rear of the car in the area where the headlights and taillights used to be. Fender, quarter panels, deck and lid may be used for sponsor advertising. This lettering must not interfere with the number of the car.
Appearance standards require that cars be kept painted, clean, and in reasonable body repair. No wrecked, rusty or loose body panels will be permitted. No car may run longer than two consecutive race dates following a damaging wreck without the damaged sheet metal being repaired or replaced. Appearance of the crew is also important. It not only helps to promote the sport of racing, but also shows the sponsorship of your team as well. LOOK AND ACT PROFESSIONAL!
Any visiting race team will be allowed to compete for one week at the discretion of the Technical Inspectors, but will be required to stay out of the top 5 positions until the car complies with WCIS rules. Amendments to the payoff may also be imposed if the WCIS management sees fit.
POINTS AND HANDICAP SYSTEM
1. POINTS – The feature events award 60 points for 1st place. Double points for indicated Championship races. In all cases of season ending ties, ties will be broken by using the greatest number of 1st events counting toward that position and if a tie still exists, 2nds, 3rds, etc. will be considered until the tie is broken. During the season, ties will be broken by preference to driver first holding position.
2004 points will be updated soon…
POINT BREAKDOWN 2003 HEAT PTS
1ST PL – 60 PTS 5PTS
2ND 56 PTS 4PTS
3RD – 52 3
4TH – 50 2
5TH – 48 1
6TH – 46 1PTS
7TH – 44
8TH – 42
9TH – 40
10TH – 38
11TH – 36
12TH – 34
13TH – 32
14TH – 30
15TH – 28
16TH – 27
17TH – 26
18TH – 25
19TH – 24
20TH – 23
21ST – 22
22ND – 21
23RD – 20
24TH – 20
1. POINT ALLOCATION – Points will be allocated to the registered car #(number). If the owner is different than the driver, then the owner is responsible for registering with WCIS. Registration information must include owner’s name, address, social security #, car #, as well as the same information for the primary and secondary drivers. With out this information prior to racing, the registered driver will assume the responsibility as owner and be named on Miscellaneous Income 1099 tax form.
In order to be eligible for WCIS year-end points awards, a single primary driver must compete in more than ½ of the completed scheduled points events for that season. Any WCIS licensed driver may fill the remaining events, in no significant order. When a secondary driver is substituted, or an absent primary driver returns, the car must start scratch in the last qualifying heat. If the driver gets a qualifying position, he/she will file in at the tail of qualifying spots but ahead of the non-qualifiers.
If an owner’s registered car is able to start their scheduled heat race, but is unable to compete in the future event due to a wreck or mechanical problem. The registered number must be transferred to another vehicle upon the WCIS Race Director’s approval, and start scratch in the feature event.
If a qualified driver is unable to compete in the feature event do to personal injury prior to the feature line up going out on to the track. The Race Director will make a decision on the eligibility of that vehicle to be piloted by a different driver for that remaining event. If the vehicle, driver or team is fully disqualified prior to the feature event, a substitute will not be excepted during the duration of the suspension.
Substitute Drivers must register with the race director. Substitute Drivers start tail of the heat. If he/she qualifies, drivers start tail of qualifiers. If he/she doesn’t qualify in heats, driver starts tail of feature even if he/she qualifies in consolation race.
2. HANDICAP – All races line up with highest point (3 week average) allocations starting in the rear except straight up for Championship feature races. New driver or substitute driver disqualification will start scratch in the first complete program in which the driver participates. Disqualified drivers will not receive points for the event that the infraction occurred. But will be penalized with handicap
3. STARTING POSITION – Handicap of driver is the highest cumulative finish in his last three (3) weeks of heat feature competition. Driver may compete in only one heat. Driver must drive last car qualified if operational. Registered number must be used. Dividing heats into slow and fast cars at discretion of management.
4. 3 WEEK POINT AVERAGE RULE – All cars qualified will be lined up for the feature event according to the 3 week point average.
5. FEATURE QUALIFICATION – A predetermined number of cars qualify through heats for feature. Drivers not qualified will start scratch or qualify through consolation race if necessary. The number of cars qualifying will be determined by the size of field and number of heats. The balance of field lined up straight up according to handicap with non-qualifiers to the rear.
6. INELIGIBILITY – A driver who fails to compete in 2 consecutive weekends of racing will start scratch in heat races.
7. POINT MONEY – Drivers must compete in one half of the scheduled events to be eligible for point fund and finishing year end trophies. All point money payable to driver unless written assignment to owner. You must be present at the banquet to receive your awards unless arrangements are made in advance.
8. The top five (5) in points entering the season championship will be guaranteed starters.
9. Mid-season and season point races are double points. New drivers and teams are eligible to compete in all championship races if there is less than 24 point racing teams qualified and if the technical official finds them to be within the WCIS rule parameters.
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