PROCEDURES & RULES

Dacotah Speedway Track Procedures and Rules

 

 

The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events at Bismarck/Mandan Stock Car Association (BMSCA) and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events.  These rules shall govern the condition of all events at Dacotah Speedway, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules.  NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR 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 a participant, spectator or official.

 


General Rules

 

1. Driver is sole spokesman for car owner and pit crew in any and all matters pertaining to the race and only the driver shall take part in any arbitration with the officials.

2. Driver is responsible for the conduct and actions of his/her crew members.  Unsportsmanlike conduct by drivers, owners and/or pit crews shall be grounds for disqualification and/or punitive action.

3. No driver, crew member, car owner, spectator, or any other person shall subject officials to abuse or improper language, remember this is a family sport event.

4.  No driver, crew member, car owner, spectator, or any other person shall participate in any fight or any other type of disturbance on the premises.

5. All non sanctioned classes shall abide by the BMSCA rules in addition to the rules set forth herein.

Modifieds: BMSCA has elected the Modified class to be sanctioned by IMCA.  All IMCA rules and procedures are in full force and effect, in addition to the rules set forth herein.  In the event a rule conflicts between IMCA’s rulebook and BMSCA’s rulebook, BMSCA’s rulebook shall prevail so long as it does not cause the driver to be fined or otherwise penalized by IMCA.  A copy of IMCA’s current rule book can be found at imca.com

 

Street Stocks: BMSCA has elected the Street Stock class to be sanctioned by WISSOTA.  All WISSOTA rules and procedures are in full force and effect, in addition to the rules set forth herein.  In the event a rule conflicts between WISSOTA’s rulebook and BMSCA’s rulebook, BMSCA’s rulebook shall prevail so long as it does not cause the driver to be fined or otherwise penalized by WISSOTA.  A copy of WISSOTA’s current rule book can be found at wissota.org

 

Legends: BMSCA has elected the Legends class to be sanctioned by INEX.  All Legends rules and procedures are in full force and effect, in addition to the rules set forth herein.  In the event a rule conflicts between INEX’s rulebook and BMSCA’s rulebook, BMSCA’s rulebook shall prevail so long as it does not cause the driver to be fined or otherwise penalized by INEX.  A copy of INEX’s current rule book can be found at 600racing.com


Sport Compacts: BMSCA has elected the Sport Compact class to be sanctioned by IMCA. All IMCA rules and procedures are in full force and effect, in addition to the rules set forth herein. In the event a rule conflicts between IMCA’s rulebook and BMSCA’s rulebook, BMSCA’s rulebook shall prevail so long as it does not cause the driver to be fined or otherwise penalized by IMCA. A copy of IMCA’s current rule book can be found at imca.com

 

6. Hobby Stocks - All points are awarded to the car. No car changes are allowed after the heat race. In the event a car is inoperable PRIOR to the heat race, another car may be used as long as that car has not been qualified. The transponder and car number must be transferred to the new car, although the track has discretion to allow exemptions if a situation dictates.

7. No drivers or crew members may enter the pits until he/she has personally signed all Releases and Waivers. No one will be permitted to sign for someone else.

8. All persons under the age of 16 who enter the pits must have a signed Minor Waiver on file


Race Procedure

1. The flagman is in charge of all racecars on the race track, and has the final decision on the race track. Decisions, interpretation of all rules and scoring positions shall be final. No arguing with the officials.

2. Only race officials will be allowed on the track during a yellow or red flag, penalties will be enforced, penalties may be the car being sent to the back, loss of points, loss of money, and/or suspension. Race Officials will decide what penalty fits the offense.

3. If, for any reason, a car is unable to continue while on the track (accident or mechanical problems), the driver MUST remain inside the car until assistance arrives, unless there is a perceived danger (such as a fire).

4. No driver changes will be allowed after a car has qualified for the feature.

5. Once the line-ups are done, if you are unable to start your appointed heat race, you will be allowed to start tail end in the last heat at the discretion of the head flagman.

6. A yellow flag on the first lap of a race constitutes a complete restart. Line up 2 abreast in your original position (unless sent to the back by the flagman). Any car that is thought to have started racing before the green flag falls will be relegated to the rear of the field.

7. When the race is yellow flagged after at least one full lap of racing, cars will line up single file so officials can put cars in order via Raceciever. If cars do not go single file for line up, they will be sent to the back for holding up the show.

8. The car(s) which caused the yellow flag will restart at the rear of the field.

9. If you spin out or stop and intentionally cause a yellow flag or a restart, you may be disqualified at the head flagman’s discretion.


10. A car that causes a yellow during a heat race will be black flagged and sent to the pits.  This is called, "one and done."


11. After 2nd yellow flag in any feature or consi race, any driver that causes the 3rd will be black flagged and sent to the pits.  Any driver that causes two yellow flags in a feature or consi race wil be black flagged and sent to the pits.


12. Any car entering the pits during a yellow flag will restart at the rear of the field.

13. Once the yellow light is turned off for a start or restart, the pit officials at the entrance to the track will determine if it is safe for a car to pull onto the track. Watch for his signal, he is in complete control. DO NOT pull onto the track unless he/she signals you to do so. If you are in the pits when the green flag drops to start or restart a race, you will not be allowed to join/rejoin the race, unless a yellow comes out before a lap is completed.

14. Red flag means there is a serious condition on the speedway.  All cars must come to a complete stop immediately.  Cars may be sent to the pits until condition is resolved. No work may be done to the cars on the track. Drivers must remain in their car unless directed by official or if danger such as fire is present.  Pit crews are not allowed on the track during a red flag.

15. Any car not able to maintain a safe racing speed will be black flagged. Any car considered to be a hazard, may be black flagged at the discretion of the officials.

16. A race may be stopped at the discretion of the track officials at anytime they consider it dangerous or unsafe to continue.

17. The top 5 cars from the Heats and Features must weigh immediately after the race. If you are light after a race, you may re-weigh, but the car must stay at the scale

18. The pit meeting will begin at 6:40pm.  BE ON TIME.  Everyone in the pits will attend the pit meeting and remain for the National Anthem.  All engines and generators will be turned off before the pit meeting.


19. The number of cars in a heat race will be determined by race officials. Number of cars in Features will be determined by number of cars in each class.  26 or more cars in a class may constitute a consolation race.

20. Raceceivers and Transponders are required for ALL drivers ANYTIME the car is on the track, if you have your helmet on, the Raceciver must be on. Raceciever checks will be done, if officials think you do not have a working Raceciever, the car will be black flagged. Raceceiver channel is 000. Frequency is 454.0000

21. Officials will not work on cars, if sheet metal, bumpers, ect. are half torn off the car, the car must go to the pits and have it fixed. Car will start in the back of the field.

22. Any car that is deemed unsafe for a mechanical reason will be sent to the pits.

23. Window nets must be used and must be up at all times cars are on the track, car may be black flagged for not having window net in place.

24. The flagman and/or race official has the right to disqualify any car and/or driver for misconduct or not complying with the rules.

25. .A car must take the green flag in the “A” feature to be eligible for payout.

26. Cars must start the night with all parts in place, Hood, all sheet metal, etc. must be in place to take green flag.

27. During feature races only, a yellow flag occurring after leader has taken the white flag will constitute a yellow checkered finish, cars will finish in order of last completed lap, with the offending car taking last position.

28. No car will stop on the race surface to talk with official unless a safety concern needs to be communicated such as debris on the track

29. All Features have a 20-minute time limit, excluding time for red flags.  If a yellow flag comes out and the time limit has been reached or is close (determined by flagman and race officials) the race will be yellow checkered and the last completed lap will be the finish order.

30. Restarts may be single file at discretion of the head flagman.

31. Restart lineup, first place car is out front alone.  Second place picks inside or outside of second row, third place gets remaining position.  Fourth place car is always on the inside of the third row.  Remaining cars line up in order.



Flags


1. Green flag means speedway is open for racing.

2. Yellow Flag:  All cars are required to slow down immediately upon seeing the caution light or flag and get single file as soon as possible. No, passing, stopping or racing to the starting line on a yellow.  Cars found to be passing or otherwise messing up the lineup may be put to the back of the pack.


3. White flag means leader has brought the field to the last lap.

4. Black Flag: A black flag is a consultation flag and will be given whenever it is determined that a competitor must go to the pits.  Drivers who receive a black flag and refuse to stop racing and cause the race to be stopped may be fined up to $100.  Anyone who approaches the flag stand physically or verbally after receiving a Black Flag will be fined $100.00 minimum and or a suspension.

 

5. Red flag means there is a serious condition on the speedway.  (See rule #12 under Race Procedure for further clarification.)


6. Blue with yellow or orange stripe, means the leader is about to lap the back of the field, lap cars are to hold their line or move to the bottom of the race surface.

7. Checkered flag means race has ended; all cars must cross finish line to be scored.

8. Yellow flag crossed with black, this means that any driver causing any yellow from the point on will be black flagged

9. A black flag folded up or shaking black flag at driver, warning to a driver he/she may be too aggressive towards fellow competitors and will be black flagged if it continues.


Fines

 

Conduct

1. Unsportsmanlike conduct, threatening, obscene gestures, foul language, abuse aimed at an official, promoter, employee, competitor, sponsor or volunteer may result in the following:

Fine up to $500.

Suspension from competition of up to one year.
Forfeiture of payout in which he\she would have received for that race.
Forfeit all points for the race and or season.

2. Rough Driving
Fine up to $500
Forfeiture of payout in which he\she would have received for that race.
Forfeit all points for the race and or season.

3. Fighting, misconduct on the track, in the pits or on the track premises.
Fine up to $500.

Suspension from competition of up to one year.
Forfeiture of payout in which he\she would have received for that race.
Forfeit all points for the race and or season.

4. Sanctioning body will also be notified of the infraction for possible fines, disqualification or suspension.



Miscellaneous


1. Safety equipment must be in good, usable condition at the discretion of the teching crew.  This includes suit, helmet, gloves, shoes, etc. 


2. The Bismarck-Mandan Stock Car Association board of directors reserves the right to make changes to these rules and procedures as needed.

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