Pit Vehicle Policy

** New For 2019 **

We here at Lake View Motor Speedway understand the need for various ATVs (Such as Four Wheelers/Quads, and Mules) to have for the use of car pushing, transportation, and other various features the race teams need them for.

However while any four wheeled ATVs may be used in the pits. We are further banning the use of ANY two wheeled ATV which includes, but isn’t limited to (Dirt Bikes, Mini-Bikes, etc.). Please Remember this is for not only your safety, but the safety of other guests as well!

 

 

General Rules

 

  • Lake View Motor Speedway officials reserve the right to delete change or amend rules in the interest of competition.

  • Lake View Motor Speedway official’s decisions will be final.

  • Track management reserves the right to change rules as necessary during the course of a season. Any rule changes will be posted in written form on the bulletin board at the drivers meetings or on the tracks website.

  • Track management reserves the right to refuse entry to any car, driver or crew- member to the pit area or the grandstand.

  • Anyone entering the pit area must read and sign a release absolving track owners and officials of any safety liability. Enter the infield at your own risk.

  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter the infield area. Parents must sign a release form for children under the age of 16 that enter the infield area.

  • No vehicles parking in the infield pit will be allowed to exit until entire race program is completed!

  • Reserved infield concrete slabs are for race cars only, no personal vehicles allowed on or in front of a slab unless towing or hauling a race car. [If you reserved a slab and do not bring a race car, you lose that slab for that night.]

  • Track management reserves the right to alter parking for special circumstances.

  • Drivers and car owners are responsible for familiarity with the track rules. Rules and other procedures will be updated and emphasized at drivers meetings. Ignorance of the rules is no excuse.

  • The race director will be responsible for interpretation of rules, scoring, flagging and other procedures. Decisions of the race director, general manager, and/or track owner will be final.

  • The racetrack reserves the right to adjust the purse in any division in which less than eight (8 cars or less) are entered for that night’s competition.

  • No passengers allowed in race cars.

  • No car allowed on track unless an emergency vehicle is present and the flagman is on duty.

  • The racing program may be delayed or stopped due to adverse weather, time restrictions, or track conditions, at the discretion of the track owner/gm or race director. The speedway reserves the right to place time limits on all divisions.

  • No personal cars are allowed on the racetrack.

  • If it is necessary to cancel the race program for any reason, the program will be considered complete if one-half the program has been completed. NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON, IN CASE OF POSTPONEMENT/CANCELLATION OF EVENT, TICKETS MAY BE USED TOWARDS ONE FUTURE RACE ENTRY TO SPEEDWAY.

  • No driver, car owner or crew-member will have any claim against the speedway for damages, losses or expenses.

  • Drivers must be at least 16 years old. Driver’s younger than 16 will be considered by track management on a case-by-case basis.

  • Purse money must be claimed the night of the race. Any prize money not picked up when the payoff window is closed that night will be forfeited. Pay window will close 1 hour after completion of last event.

  • Registration and drawing tables will be open until 6:30pm. Late entries must start at the rear of the field.

  • The start/finish line will extend through the deceleration/pit lane.

  • Race officials will act on any situation not specifically covered in these rules.

  • Drivers must attend the end of season Awards Celebration to receive their awards. In the event of an emergency a driver may send, their car owner, crewman in their place.

 

 

Rules of Conduct

 

 

  • Disorderly conduct, profanity, and fighting will not be tolerated at the speedway.

  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs are strictly prohibited in the infield area. Any person breaking this rule will be escorted off the premises by law enforcement personnel. NO MONEY (ENTRY OR ADMISSION) WILL BE REFUNDED.

  • Track management reserves the right to inspect all vehicles entering the infield.

  • Any driver or crew-member that drinks alcoholic beverages or uses illegal drugs before or during the race program will be suspended, fined and/or barred indefinitely. Second offenses may result in permanent suspension.

  • Any of the following actions by driver, crew members or owner may result in fines up to $500, suspension or loss of up to 100 season points for the driver:

  • Crossing the track during the race program and/or approaching flag stand.

  • Causing a disturbance in a pit area other than your own. If you cause a disturbance in another teams pit area, you are automatically to be at fault.

  • Disorderly conduct, profanity or disrespectful conduct toward track officials.

  • Destruction of facility property.

  • Delay of the race program. Fighting or other malicious activity detrimental to human safety may result in a fine up to $1,000 and any other punishment deemed necessary by management.

  • Drivers and car owners are responsible for the actions of their crew-members, families, sponsors, and anyone associated with their team or car. You can be fined and loss of points for their actions. Altercations of any type will result in immediate two race suspension and at least a $500 fine. Keep them under control.

  • Possession of weapons on the speedway premises is strictly prohibited.

  • Fines and suspensions must be settled with track management before an individual will be allowed to return to the track.

  • One-year suspensions may be for an individual calendar year, or for the race season.

 

 

RACE CAR MAINTENANCE

 

 

  • Track officials will perform no work on race cars except visual inspection and pulling of minor sheet metal to insure that no sheet metal is rubbing on tires.

  • If only visual inspection is required, the driver may resume his position.

  • NO pit crew members are allowed on the track under caution during a race for any reasons whatsoever

  • Any other work on the car must be done in the pits. Any car entering the pits for repair must go to the rear of the field when returning to the track.

 

GENERAL SPECIFICATION FOR ALL CARS

 

 

  •  All doors must be welded or bolted chaining allowed.

  • Body alterations limited to trimming for tire clearance will be allowed.

  • No convertibles, jeeps, or station wagons allowed.

  • All cars must qualify and start race with hood, fenders and doors in place.

  • All upholstery, except driver’s seat, must be removed. All glass must be removed.

  • All clip-held body trim must be removed.

  • Roll bars must be installed front and rear. There must be four side collision on driver’s side. Roll cages must be constructed of a minimum 1 1/2” O.D. boiler tubing, high-grade steel or chrome moly tubing. Galvanized pipe not allowed.

  • Each car should be equipped with an SFI 16.5 or SFI 16.1 approved seat belt restraint system. All belts must have a date tag and be no more than four (4) years old.  Seat belt restraint systems shall be installed in accordance with the directions and application of the system supplier or manufacturer.

  • Seat belt webbing that comes into contact with any sharp or unradiused metal edge should be protected from that edge by means of push on grip vinyl trim. Seat manufacturers supply the seat with trim protecting the webbing from abrasion or cutting under impact conditions and should be used to their specifications.

It is the responsibility of the driver, not the Officials or the Promoter to ensure that his/her seat belt restraint system and all components are SFI approved, correctly installed, maintained and properly used.

  • Belts must be fastened to frame or roll cage. A five-point safety harness is highly recommended.

  • Front and rear bumpers must be standard OEM-type with no sharp edges. Track officials must approve any other bumper.

  • Car number must be displayed on each side, on top of car, and on right front visible from the front of car. Number size is minimum 18″ on sides and top. Top number should be visible from the control tower when car is on front stretch. The Race Director may temporarily change car numbers to avoid duplication.

  • Gas lines must be routed safely away from driver.

  • Nitrous oxide systems are not allowed.

  • Turbochargers and superchargers are not allowed.

  • Firewalls required between driver and engine, and between driver and fuel tank. All firewall openings should be sealed. Exhaust should exit behind driver and the side of the car.

  • Solid floorboards are required.

  • Collapsible steering columns are recommended for safety purposes.

  • Batteries must be mounted securely under hood or in rear of car with approved straps. No rubber straps or plastic ties. Batteries may also be mounted inside driver’s compartment if fully enclosed and securely strapped.

  • Battery disconnect switch should be located near driver, within easy reach of safety personnel.

  • All cars must have a track-approved drive shaft bracket. Bracket should be of steel at least 2” wide by 1/4” thick, and should be located in the front 25% of the drive shaft.

  • Drive shafts must be painted white.

  • All cars must have window nets or metal driver seat with five point harness and headrest on both sides.

  • All cars must have a tow chain or eyebolt front and rear.

  • All cars must go through tech inspection upon first appearance at the speedway. If car does not pass, the driver or owner will be informed of the problem. At the discretion of the tech official, cars that do not pass inspection may be allowed to compete one time only. At no time will an unsafe car be allowed on the track.

  • Track officials have the right to inspect any race car at any time. Unsafe race cars may be disqualified at any time.

  • All cars must have a properly charged and secured fire extinguisher or fire extinguishing system within easy reach of the driver.

  • Approved racing seats are required. Seats must be secured to brackets attached to roll cage or chassis.

  • Items not specifically listed in the rules will be enforced at the discretion of the tech inspector. No equipment will be considered as having been approved by reason of having passed through inspection unobserved.

  • Hot laps will be combined with qualifying on some nights to keep the race program on schedule.

  • All cars must report to the starting grid when called. Cars reporting late may be required to start in the rear of the field.

  • Any driver changes after sign-in must be reported to track officials before race starts. Failure to report such change may result in disqualification, suspension and forfeiture of winnings.

  • All competitors must leave the infield area when infield lights are turned off.

  • Tech inspectors may request that sheet metal be replaced for safety reasons.

  • Each driver must wear a fire resistant uniform meeting the SFI 3.2A/5 specification and display a valid SFI 3.2A/5 label.

  • Each driver should also wear fire resistant accessories that effectively cover the remaining parts of the body. Shoes and gloves should meet the SFI 3.3 specification and display a valid SFI.3label.

  • Anyone receiving injuries while at the speedway must report the injuries to the race director, EMS, and safety coordinator before leaving the facility.

  • All ballast weights must be painted white with car number, division and driver number shown on weight. Anyone who loses a weight on the track may be subject to a $50 fine.

 

RACING PROCEDURES

 

 

  •  All cars will enter track at turn 1 and exit the track on back straightaway only.

  • If a driver wins three races in a row, that driver will draw a pill between 3 and 8 after qualifying to determine starting position for the next regular event. If the next event is a special money event or a twin feature event for that class, it will carry over to the next regular money/points event if the driver wins again. The driver will continue to draw a pill for starting position until there is a new winner.

  • Heat Racing will be implemented on a rotating basis throughout the season.

  • Cars may be black-flagged for the following:

    • Driving in a hazardous manner on the track or in the infield.

    • Disregarding a “passing” or “move over” flag two times.

    • Being involved in two cautions.

    • Interfering with the race or causing a hazardous condition while entering or leaving the pits.

    • Refusing to go to the rear or assume correct lineup position after a caution.

    • Stopping at the flag stand or first turn during the race for reasons other than information about track conditions or position.

    • Failing to maintain sufficient speed to race safely.

  • A car’s laps will not be counted after two laps under the black flag for that car.

  • Any car causing a caution will go to the rear of the field. Races will be stopped for safety reasons only. After a caution, cars will line up according to the last completed, scored lap. The field will be given two laps after the caution to assume the correct lineup

  • If two cars spin out together under racing conditions, both cars must go to the rear. If a car is not involved in a wreck but spins to avoid without making contact, that car may keep their position.

  • Under a red flag, cars are to return to the flag stand or designated spot by race director and come to a stop. Any car that enters the pit under a red flag will go to the rear of the field.

  • If a crew member goes onto the track to work on a wrecked car or assist a driver in any way other than in the designated area on pit road or the top of turn 1, that car will be black flagged and sent to the pits. 1 crew member [1 person] per car under yellow flag. If a crew member goes onto the track to start an altercation, with another driver or official, the crew member and driver could be suspended, scored last place points and/or fined. STAY OFF THE TRACK!!! STAY BEHIND THE BARRIERS!!!

  • If a driver gets out of their car on the race track, they will be disqualified. This rule does not apply if there is a safety issue.

  • No one is allowed on the track under red flag conditions.

  • Any car, which intentionally delays the race or causes a caution, will go to the rear of the field and may be disqualified at the discretion of the race director.

  • In the event of an exact tie at finish line based upon electronic scoring, the car on the inside at the finish line will be declared the winner.

 

SCORING PROCEDURES & FLAG RULES

  •  All drivers must be prepared to compete in the event for which they are scheduled.

  • If a car is not in position when the division pulls from the staging area, they will be relegated to the rear of the field.

  • You must run in the heat race or group that you are assigned on the race line-up. No changing heats or groups. Penalty for infraction of this rule – start in the rear for the feature or consi.

  • Spinning out during group qualifying will result in loss of your fastest lap time.

  • The flagman will determine initial start. The flagman will allow two attempts at a double-file start. After two attempts, the first and second row will be inverted for the third attempt. After the third attempt a single-file start will be used. All cars will race back to the flag on the first lap unless the racing groove is blocked. On the last lap if a caution comes out, the race will restart with a green/white and then checkered. Any car or cars bringing out the caution will be placed in the rear of the field. Any cars that go to the pit area will be placed at the rear of the field.

  • Any car that jumps the initial start of the race will be moved back one row. Any car lagging back to get a run will be moved back one row. (No warnings) The flagman starts the race on the initial start.

  • On a re-start, the leader may fire between the stoplight in turn 3 and the stoplight in turn 4. The leader must maintain a constant pace at a reasonable speed. No brake checking. On a re-start, you may not pass on the inside before a designated line. (The chalk line/red stripe/cone on outside wall) Beyond this point, you may pass upon the leader firing or green flag and green light being displayed.

  • If a car jumps a re-start, it will be penalized one lap unless it gives up the position before the scoring line. This will be stated over the raceceiver.

  • All cars bringing out the caution flag will be sent to the rear of the field. When the caution is called, slow down, hold your position and come around for the remainder of the field to be scored.

  • Any car that intentionally spins another car on the last lap of the feature will be placed behind that car in the final payoff and or disqualified.

  • Any car that spins or slows to avoid hitting a spinning car will go back to its original position. It will be stated over the raceceiver the one or ones being accessed the caution.

  • Any car that brings out two unassisted cautions will be sent to the pits.

  • Any car that brings out three total cautions will be sent to the pits.

  • Any car that can’t maintain a reasonable speed will be sent to the pits.

  • Lapped cars will go to the rear of the field.

  • Caution laps will not be counted.

  • We will count the last completed lap by the leader for scoring. Once the leader has crossed the scoring line and caution is accessed, others not having crossed the line will be given that lap as they cross the scoring line. If you go to your pits without crossing the scoring line, you will not be scored that lap. Scoring will be based on your position when caution came out.

  • Any car that receives the black flag will no longer be scored. If a car is ruled to be a danger, the race will be stopped and the car will be forced to the pits. This will be stated over the raceceiver.

  • Cars receiving the move over flag need to adhere to this flag. This means to allow the leaders room to pass. If you are running at the top, stay there. Hold your line.

  • If a driver is not registered 10 minutes prior the start of the driver’s meeting they will start in the rear. Register upon arriving at the track.

  • Westhold transponders (yellow) will be required. It is the responsibility of each driver to register the transponder with the scoring tower and verify it is working properly. (If you do not own a transponder they will be available for rent at the track.)

  • Any car on the lead lap with a flat tire will be given two laps from the time the car enters the pit to repair the tire. Courtesy laps for flat tire are awarded once per race. Cars going into the pits for any reason will go to the rear of the field.

 

Track officials will use flags for the purpose of providing the drivers with information. Lights may be used in addition to flags. Any car that gains a position prior to the display of any green flag will cause a restart and will be placed in the rear of the field.

GREEN FLAG (Start of the race) – In all races, each car must remain in assigned starting position, and the No. 2 qualifier must not beat the No. 1 qualifier to the dropping of the green flag.

YELLOW FLAG (Caution) – The yellow flag signifies caution on the track. All cars are to slow down and maintain their position with respect to the other cars on the track. In all regulation events, laps run under caution will not be counted toward the total laps allowed for that race except on the last lap. Any driver who leaves the track while the race is under caution, may go into the pits and return to the track without losing a lap, but must go to the rear of the field. When the yellow flag is displayed, cars will be placed in the position they held on the last lap completed prior to the caution.

RED FLAG (Danger – Stop Immediately) – The red flag shall be used when the track is judged unsafe for racing to continue. All cars must stop immediately, regardless of position on the track, and must remain stopped until directed by a track official. Track officials only, are allowed on the track during red flag condition.

BLUE FLAG with DIAGONAL STRIPE (Move Over) – The blue flag with a diagonal yellow stripe signifies that faster traffic is overtaking the car being signaled, and that car should move to the bottom of the track. If a driver receives the move-over flag on three consecutive laps and does not yield to faster traffic, he will be black-flagged.

BLACK FLAG (Report to Pits Immediately) – The black flag indicates that your car is creating a potentially hazardous condition on the track, or that you are violating a track rule, procedure or a directive from a track official. If a black-flagged car fails to heed the flag for two laps, scoring for that car will discontinue until the flagman gives further notice. Penalties for ignoring the black flag will range from one lap to disqualification, at the discretion of the race director. When a black- flagged car enters the pits, he will be directed by the pit steward as to the reason for the black flag and the appropriate actions to be taken. If the car is able to return to the track, scoring for that car will resume at that time.

WHITE FLAG (One Lap Remaining) – The white flag will be displayed when the leader has started the last lap of the race. No car may receive any assistance after the white flag has been displayed.

CHECKERED FLAG (End of Race) – The checkered flag will be displayed at the completion of the race. When the checkered flag is given to the leader, the remainder of the field receives the flag in the same lap. Upon entering the infield area, the top three finishes in any feature must go immediately and directly to the scale house to be weighed. Failure to go directly to the scales will result in disqualification.