Dacotah Speedway Trailer Racer rules
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The following rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designated to provide for the orderly conduct of a Trailer Race held at Dacotah Speedway to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of the events, and, by participating in this event, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication 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 participant, spectator or official.
The officials assigned to the event shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in their opinion do not alter the safety factor. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of Dacotah Speedway officials, and their decision is final. Dacotah Speedway reserves the right to approve and/or reject all entries.
Cars will be checked for safety and general rules upon entering the racetrack. Cars must have a number spray painted on both sides of the pull vehicle.
Any car, mini-van, pickup, suv or station wagon is allowed, bracing of front bumper is permitted. Some type of heavy bracing (grader blade, steel plate) shall be put in place on driver’s door to protect the driver. 4 point roll cage with door bars is highly recommended.
Windshield can be removed but at least (5) 3/8 inch bars running from the roof to the cowling/dash must be welded on to protect the driver from debris that may enter the vehicle. Mesh screen or chain link fence is also required to cover the opening.
As much flammable material as possible should be removed from the car’s interior, it is highly recommended that the battery be moved to the back seat or trunk area in a battery box, fuel tank is recommended to be moved to the trunk with a full firewall between the trunk and drivers compartment. Racing or Boat tank is recommended.
Driver must wear a helmet, full face racing helmet is highly recommended along with neck brace. If no full face helmet goggles or eye protection must be used. Driver must also have long sleeves and full length pants with closed toe and heel shoes NO SHORT SLEEVE TSHIRTS, NO SHORTS/CUTOFF’S, NO FLIP FLOPS! Fire suit, FR Coveralls or Coveralls are highly recommended.
Doors must be chained, welded, or combination of chained and welded shut.(chained shut means at least one piece of chain around each door and door post. A window net or some type of mesh or chain link is required in the driver’s window.
Driver must have working seatbelts, lap and shoulder harness minimum! 5point race belts can be used and are recommended.
If there is a passenger riding with, the passenger side must have same protective measures as the driver’s side of the car.
Trailer must be minimum of 10 feet long from hitch to tail end
Trailer cannot have any type of locking hitch such as pintle hook, 5thwheel or goose neck hitch are not allowed. Ball hitches or pin type farm hitch only.
At least (1) 8inch hole must be cut in the hood on the passenger side of the car for fire extinguishment. Hood must be able to be removed or opened by safety personnel.
Drivers must watch the lights and flags of officials, if the yellow lights come on, and/or yellow flags wave SLOW DOWN to an idle IMMEDIATELY.
When building your car, ask is this safe, if you question it, do not do it! If you have questions or need clarification, contact Dacotah Speedway.
- If you are pulling a camper or any enclosed trailer please make sure it is gutted out, no material inside the trailer!!!