Pahrump Valley Speedway General Rules 2020
SAFETY & OPERATIONS
1.1) All drivers, car owners and mechanics assume full responsibility for any and all injuries sustained including death and property damage at any time they are on the premises, in route thereto or there from.
1.2) All drivers must attend the official drivers meeting or face possible loss of starting position. A three minute time limit from first call for drivers meeting will be enforced. Attending the drivers meeting in mandatory.
1.3) Any car which does not wheel pack will start at the rear of the field.
1.4) If involved in an accident on the track, seek a place of safety on the infield. Drivers may seek a place of safety in the infield following disablement. Following disablement, you must stay with your race car. Do not get out and inspect the damages. Never examine your car while cars are on the race track. Pit crews, car owners and personnel related to any car are not allowed on the track following an accident or injury.
1.5) The only people allowed on the race track are racing officials. Everyone must stay away at all times unless requested to assist for some special reason permitted only by the track officials.
1.6) Swapping of heat race and feature positions will not be allowed. If you are not ready for your heat race and unable to enter your assigned race, you will start on the rear of your feature event.
1.7) Any driver late to staging and unable to take the initial green flag in his/her event will not be allowed to join that event at any time. All drivers must take the initial green flag of his/her event to compete.
1.8) Do not enter the racing surface without express authorization: an official will okay your entry at the track entrance and signal for you to proceed.
1.9) Any car that is not in the staging lane when the white flag is displayed to the race in progress will lose his starting position of his/her race and must start at the rear of that event. Abuse of this rule may cause disqualification.
1.10) No track official, wrecker, driver or wrecker helper will make any repairs or adjustments to any race car. The primary function of the wrecker crew is to clear the track in a timely, efficient manner.
1.11) Any tire left at the track will be a $150.00 fine per tire. Persons deliberately spilling or dumping toxic materials at the Pahrump Valley Speedway will face cleanup charges, $100.00 Fine, maximum penalties, and possible legal action by State, County and Local agencies. .
1.12) Any car and driver winning (3) or more races in a row will be subject to weight added.
1.13) Rules and regulations are subject to any change to help insure the safety of the drivers, spectators and any personnel on the property of Pahrump Valley Speedway.
2.1) You are required to maintain a sportsman like demeanor at all times at Pahrump Valley Speedway. Refer to the rules for guidelines. We will not tolerate profanity in front of race fans, profane signs on your car, sexual signs symbols on your car, clothes, etc. Included in this rule, no one (including your associates) is allowed to dispute a decision at the flag stand, with other officials or the scoring tower. We expect you to look like a professional and act like one.
2.2) Two track officials shall have responsibility for rules and regulation enforcement at Pahrump Valley Speedway. At the discretion of the track officials in charge, any competitor may be disqualified for rule violations, hazardous equipment or hazardous actions. All disputes developing as a result of track rules must be presented to a track official in writing by the driver within 20 minutes of the completion of the race class.
2.3) Pahrump Valley Speedway officials will forward any disputes to management who shall decide whether the matter at hand is disputable. A $50.00 dispute fee shall accompany each separate dispute. Management’s decision on a dispute is FINAL and non-disputable. Pahrump Valley Speedway management may take action if dispute is deemed appropriate to further the interest of fairness in competition results. Such actions include, revising official race results, imposing penalties, disqualifications and/or fines. Subjects for appeals include, scoring decisions and race procedures. Subject for Disputes include, but are not limited to inspections decisions.
2.4) No driver or crew member may enter the racing area until he/she has completed all releases, registration and or entry forms. No person will be allowed to sign release forms and waiver sheets for anyone other than themselves. Any driver under the age of 17 MUST have a witnessed form signed by their parent before they can race or enter the pit area. All pit area participants shall be required to obtain a valid wristband in order to access the pit area. Any and all persons not in possession of a valid wristband shall be escorted out of the pits. Once a person has paid entry into and has entered the pit area, there shall be NO PIT REFUNDS MADE. No exceptions!
2.5) All vehicles such as, race cars, personal vehicles or ATV’s, will not excessively speed through the pits at any time. 5mph is the limit. If you speed through the pit area you will not be allowed in the pit area for two races.
2.6) Consumption of alcoholic beverages by a driver, crew member, track official or volunteer in advance of or during the duration of the races in the pit area prohibited. Each driver assumes responsibility of its crew-members, family and visitors Any driver, crew member, track official, volunteer or spectator in the pit area showing evidence of the influence of alcohol or an illegal drug will result in an immediate suspension and they cannot return to racing. Any person found to be involved with a purchase or sale of any type of drug within Pahrump Valley Speedway property shall be reported to the local police department and not allowed admittance to Pahrump Valley Speedway for an indefinite period of time. Consumption of alcoholic beverages for the drivers will be allowed in the stand area after the race event.
2.7) No driver, pit-man, or spectator shall participate in any action or activity detrimental to Pahrump Valley Speedway racing. FIGHTING will not be tolerated. Fighting is prohibited anywhere on Pahrump Valley Speedway property. NO exceptions. Any time the display of any type weapon or threat of bodily harm on or off the race track, may result in permanent suspension for the entire racing crew and will result in the arrest of all parties involved. Violators shall be subject to fine, suspension and or expulsion Such as but not limited to:
a) Fighting and/or physical assault: First violation, minimum 3 month suspension. Second violation, minimum 1 year suspension. Third violation, suspended indefinitely.
b) Fighting and/or physical assault with/of any Pahrump Valley Speedway employee is and automatic suspension indefinitely.
c) Unsportsmanlike conduct and/or verbal assault: First violation, Immediate removal from the property and a minimum $100 fine and/or suspension. Second violation, Immediate removal from the property and a minimum $250 fine and minimum one month suspension. Third violation, Immediate removal from the property and a minimum $500 fine and minimum one (1) year suspension.
d) Rough driving: Penalties including suspensions and loss of points to be at discretion of track officials, and the Pahrump Valley Speedway may impose penalties based on the severity of the incident.
e) Any driver intentionally using his/her vehicle in a malicious (pushing or multiple hits) manner: Black flagged, loss of points and suspension at discretion of officials and Pahrump Valley Speedway.
f) Repeated violations of Pahrump Valley Speedway rules may result in permanent suspension. All penalties imposed by Pahrump Valley Speedway are cumulative, not a per-year basis.
2.8) Any item thrown (i.e. helmets, tools, and/or car parts) will be confiscated and signed by the offender and auctioned to the fans. The proceeds will go to one of the schools in Pahrump. This rule will be strictly enforced
TECH & INSPECTIONS
3.1) Approval of a race car by Tech inspection shall mean ONLY that it is approved for participation in a competitive event and shall not be construed in any way to mean that it is guaranteed mechanically sound, safe or completely legal. Pahrump Valley Speedway and or the Tech inspector shall not be liable for any mechanical failure nor for any damages, losses, injuries or death.
3.2) Pahrump Valley Speedway reserves the right to inspect a race car at any time. They further reserve the right to disqualify any driver and race car from competition. It is the responsibility of the driver and crew to disassemble the race car for inspection when requested to do so. Refusal to comply will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize money and points.
3.3) All classes must tech before entering the race event.
3.4) If not passing tech due to a safety issue, there will be no grace race.
3.5) All vehicles must pass the ability to start and move forward and backward without assistance at time of pre-tech.
3.6) All divisions are required to have the top 4 cars go DIRECTLY to tech area when leaving the racetrack. Failure to go directly to tech area is an automatic disqualification. If tech officials determine after the main event that a vehicle in tech does not meet applicable specifications, then officials have the right to impose a penalty which may result in disqualification and loss of that events points and prize money.
3.7) In no class shall electronic traction control devices be used.
3.8) No in-car communication device can be used.
3.9) Except for Bombers…No Mirrors allowed in race cars.
4.1) GREEN: Start of race. The green flag starts the race. The starter will determine the start of the race. The pole position car will set the pace. No jack-rabbit or slow-and-go starts will be permitted by pole position cars. Violations of this rule will put the pole car at the back of the starting field.
4.2) YELLOW: Caution!! All cars racing must reduce speed be cautious.
a) There is no change of position under caution unless directed by an official.
b) The Driver or Drivers deemed responsible for the caution will be sent to the rear of the field.
c) Drivers will line up Outlaw Style according to the finishing order of the final lap completed prior to the yellow.
*An outlaw re-start is when the first position goes out by itself, second position goes to the inside behind the leader and third position will move to the outside behind the leader and so forth all the way back through the field. The leader can pick a high or low line. You cannot pull alongside or pass the leader until after the green flag has waved.
d) When a yellow flag is out, we restart that race lap.
e) When the race is stopped before the completion of one lap, there will be a complete restart in the original starting positions with the exception of the driver or drivers who caused the caution. They will restart in the rear.
f) A race that is forced under caution with two laps remaining will restart with a green, white, checkered finish unless the starter elects to end the race immediately due to safety concerns. If a caution comes out on the last lap, the race will be over. Scorers will score the last completed lap except for the car that caused the caution, these car will be scored in the last place their current lap.
g) Any driver causing two (2) yellow flags in one race will be disqualified.
4.3) RED: Stop at once! Danger! This lap will not be scored. Do not get out of your car unless it is on fire. Stay put until notified. Restart procedures begin when condition is returned to yellow flag.
4.4) WHITE: One lap before checkered flag. If a caution comes out on the last lap, the race will be over. Scorers will score the last completed lap except for the car that caused the caution, this car will be scored in the last place.
4.5) CHECKERED: Race is complete.
4.6) RED and YELLOW: Complete restart. Go back to original starting positions.
4.7) ROLLED UP BLACK FLAG: Warning for rough driving, intentional or unintentional lack of control of vehicle. Next incident will result in full black flag. Drivers are not allowed to stop their race vehicles on the track at any time to protest his or hers position or any other aspect of officiating. The driver will be immediate placement to the rear of the lineup. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
4.8) BLACK: Rough driving, intentional or unintentional, excessive causing of yellow flags. Driver must leave the track immediately and may be disqualified with loss of points and money for the night. If you hit directly into a driver’s door with your front bumper, you may be black flagged at the flaggers discretion.
4.9) BLUE WITH YELLOW STRIPE: You are being lapped, hold your position. If a driver should abuse or continually disrespect these flags when given, he/she may be suspended for the remainder of the season.
PAINT AND NUMBERS
5.1) Car numbers must be on both doors and roof, at least 18” in height on the doors and 24” in height on the roof and of contrasting color to the color of the car.
5.2) Vehicles running a letter with a number, the letter must be smaller than the size of the number and must follow the number and visible to see from the tower.
5.3) Symbols will not be recognized as part of the car number.
5.4) If the number cannot be instantly recognized, the car may not be allowed to compete.
5.5) If numbers and/or letters cannot be easily read by the scorekeepers, the car may not be scored
5.6) All numbers and letters on car must be neat.
5.7) Take pride in the appearance of your car. We know you spend the time and hours on them, let it show.