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PENTICTON SPEEDWAY GENERAL RULES

2023

 

 

Interpretation of these rules will remain at the discretion of the Penticton Speedway. All decisions made by Penticton Speedway are final. The rules are designed to be restrictive. If you are unsure how to interpret a specific rule, please ask for clarification. Each Driver is responsible for knowing and understanding the General Rules in addition to the rules specific to his or her running class (or classes).

 

Transponders & Raceceivers:

 

  • Transponders and Raceceivers are mandatory.

  • All participating vehicles must have a working transponder attached to the vehicle during a race.

  • Any vehicle found to not have an operation raceceiver will be subject to loss of points or disqualification from the race.

  • Transponders should be mounted on the right rear frame rail 12” from the Axle centreline.

  • All drivers who rent a transponder from Penticton Speedway must leave a credit card or driver’s license at the back gate. The credit card or driver’s license will be returned when the transponder is returned in good working condition.

 

Driver Safety:

 

  • Head and Neck restraints are mandatory. Use of a HANS Device is highly recommended and may be mandatory in 2024.

  • Full containment seats are recommended.

  • Aluminum racing seats are required and must be mounted directly to the roll cage or chassis with a minimum of 6 3/8 steel bolts (four in the driver’s seat area and 2 in the driver's shoulder area).

  • 5-point SFI race harness mandatory. Must be properly positioned and mounted using the factory seat belt bolts or min. 1⁄2” diameter grade 8 or better bolts, or it's highly recommended to wrap the belt directly to the crossbar. Seat belts must have date tags and cannot be more than 5 years old. Shoulder harness must be mounted on crossbar minimum 1 3/4" 0.083 wall round tubing, behind the seat, level, or slightly above driver’s shoulders. Crossbar must be welded to the roll hoop and approved by tech.

  • Window nets are mandatory, must be mounted properly to the roll cage, and must fill the window opening.

  • Window net latches must be a metal-to-metal harness-style seat belt mechanism.

  • Minimum single-layer Nomex driving suites are mandatory. Double-layer suits and fireproof undergarments are highly recommended.

  • Fireproof racing shoes are mandatory.

  • Steering wheel pads are mandatory.

  • All fireproof clothing must be clean, free of solvents and contaminants, and in good condition with no rips or tears.

  • Snell 2010 or new full-face helmets are required. No motorcycle helmets.

  • Each vehicle must have a minimum of 2 lbs Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher located in the driver compartment within reach of the driver, mounted with a quick-release metal bracket.

  • All vehicles require an easily accessible tow hook.

Prohibition of Alcoholic Beverages, Illegal Drugs, and Unsportsmanlike Conduct:

• The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in the pit area, infield, or any area other than the licensed beer gardens.
• Any individual who consumes intoxicating beverages or drugs before entering the pit area or while being present within it shall be expelled from the pits/infield and will face suspension.
• No participant involved in the racing events is permitted to race under the influence of intoxicating beverages or impairing drugs, regardless of whether they have a prescription or not.
• The driver holds responsibility for the actions of the team, including crew members, owners, family members, sponsors, and all others associated with or signed in on their car. Any team member who engages in unruly behavior or unsportsmanlike conduct with Speedway Officials or other teams is subject to immediate removal and may jeopardize their team's participation in future events.
• Only drivers are authorized to communicate with Track Officials, Track Management, or Race Directors regarding race operations. Exceptions to this rule are if a car owner lodges a protest or if a pit team member discusses tech or safety with tech and safety officials.

 

Pit Stalls:

 

  • Drivers/Teams are responsible for the condition and cleanliness of their assigned pit stall.

  • All garbage and recycling must be disposed of accordingly.

  • Should a stall be left in disarray, the driver/team will be charged a cleaning fee.

 

 

General Eligibility:

 

  • Open to any person 16 years of age or older. Any person under the age of 18 must have a signed release form from their legal guardian.

  • No crew members under the age of 16 years without consent.

  • Any driver or associated pit crew members found to be under the influence of alcohol or any other recreational substance prior to, or during an event will automatically be disqualified and banned from all future events for the remainder of the season.

  • All Drivers must be in good standing with Penticton Speedway.

  • Driver changes during an event are not allowed unless prior approval has been obtained by the Race Director.

 

 

Championship Eligibility:

 

 

  • Single Drivers are allowed a maximum of 2 backup drivers per season.

  • The use of driver must be approved by Penticton Speedway with a valid reason for the replacement (i.e. health reasons or financial or family commitments)

  • Extenuating circumstances beyond what is outlined will remain at the discretion of Penticton Speedway.

  • Multi-Driver teams are not permitted.

 

 

Violation of any of these rules may result in loss of daily points, trophies, and monies. Serious or continued violations may result in the suspension of racing privileges for a period to be determined by the Track Executive.

 

 

Click the button above to view and download the 2023 General Rules

For all tech-related questions please email racetech@pentictonspeedway.com

 

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