2009 General AIS Track Rules
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP – All divisions may be subject to purchasing a
membership by said date in order to compete. All ASA Challenger Late
Model competitors will be required to purchase an ASA membership by the
third week of competition. From this time forward a temporary ASA
Challenger Late Model weekly membership is available for non-ASA
2. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY - Members are independent
contractors, not employees of the speedway, and assume full
responsibility for any taxes or charges on any funds received from the
3. DRIVER- Driver must be at least 14 years of age and in sound physical condition with medical verification if necessary.
CAR NUMBER - All drivers must have car numbers assigned by the track
handicapper. Call the Speedway Office before the season begins to
verify your number. Whenever possible, requested numbers will be
assigned but the handicapper has final say as to prevent number
CONTINGENCY – Any and all divisions with contingency sponsors must have
stickers displayed to compete. If stickers are not displayed during an
event the given driver will not be paid.
KNOWLEDGE OF RULES - Drivers are responsible to know policies, rules
and regulations set forth herein and those that become effective during
2. ASSUMPTION OF RISK - Members assume full
responsibility for any and all injuries sustained, property damage and
death at any time while on the premises or in route to and from. No
Speedway member will have any claim for expenses or damage against the
Speedway or its promoters or officials regardless of negligence. No
insurance on vehicles in pits or infield.
PROGRAM - Race program consists of qualifying and feature events. The
Speedway will determine the number of events that constitute a complete
PARTICIPATION - Competing cars shall be inspected by the Speedway. Such
inspection does not deem a car safe and free from defects. No expressed
or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of or
compliance with those rules. Any one may inspect the race course. By
participating you deem the race course in acceptable condition. Car
parts and or equipment will not be considered as having been approved
by reason of having passed through inspection at any time or number of
times unobserved or undetected. Any new cars to the program must bring
their car through a valid tech and safety inspection with an official.
PIT AREA - No vehicles are allowed into the pit until the gate is
officially opened by the officials. Children 14 years and younger must
be accompanied by an adult at all times. If not accompanied, the team
will be fined $50.00 and the responsible adult and child escorted to
CONDUCT - All members are subject to proper conduct. Acts detrimental
to auto racing such as abuse of Officials and vulgarity are prohibited.
The driver is the sole spokesperson for their crew. No crew member is
allowed to enter the pit area of another team. Any member taking
physical action against an individual or personal property, for any
reason will be suspended indefinitely. All confrontations with fellow
teams or drivers must be brought to the pit board and to the attention
of the acting Pit Steward.
WEARING APPAREL - All members must wear proper apparel. Fire retardant
uniforms, gloves, goggles and approved helmets are mandatory for all
drivers, head and neck restraints such as the HANS device and/or
Hutchins device are highly recommendable.
DRUGS & ALCOHOL - Mandatory suspension for member using drugs at
any time or intoxication beverages before entering race premises or
while in attendance until at last event is complete. All members
consent to drug and alcohol testing at discretion of the Speedway. Any
driver, owner or pit crew violating this rule will result in
disqualification of the car and loss of purse and points and possible
suspension. No glass bottles allowed on grounds. Coolers brought onto
the grounds are subject to inspection by a track official.
STOCK - When used in this rulebook, the term "stock" excludes all after
market products. Stock components must conform to OEM specification and
original make and model.
DECISIONS - All decisions concerning scorekeeping, suspension,
disqualification, fines and interpretation of the rules by the Speedway
INSPECTION - All cars are subject to a full inspection by a Track
Official at any time while at the Speedway. Failure to comply will
result in disqualification.
DISPOSAL - Absolutely no oil and tires to dumped on Speedway grounds.
All disposals of oil and tires are the responsibility of the car
driver. Driver is also responsible to clean up his or her pit stall at
the end of the event.
TRAILERS – Any and all trailers entering the grounds may be checked by
track security upon entering the pit area. All teams must open trailer
doors and/or have them open upon entering the pit gate.
SECTION 3 --- RACE PROCEDURE
1. PRACTICE - Practice sessions are 1 1/2 hour before race time unless other announced at the discretion of the Pit Steward.
2. LINE UP - Lineup is based on the handicap system.
START - All cars must stay in line and maintain pace until the starter
waves the green flag. No passing is allowed until you are past the
start finish line. Driver must take the green flag to be eligible for
payoff and points. A car that does not start the race before the green
flag is waved, may not enter the race.
RADIO COMMUNICATION – Two-way radio communication systems are mandatory
for the ASA Challenger Late Model division. One-way radio systems (i.e.
Scanner and/or RACEceivers) are mandatory in all divisions. For ASA
Challenger Late Model teams all spotters must be equipped with one-way
and must be able to legitimately relay all speedway one-way commands to
RESTART – During a caution and/or red flag period, the restart lineup
will be judged by the lineup at the last completed lap. Cars involved
in an incident will start at the tail end of the field. On restarts,
passing only to the right until pass the start finish line. If
sufficient laps are completed, race may be called with points and money
according to restart. Restarts will be at the line exiting turn four.
If you cause three cautions you will be black flagged. With ten laps or
less lapped cars will start at the rear of the field.
6. PROCEDURE UNDER CAUTION
A. Line up determined by position of cars at the last completed lap with cars involved with incident starting scratch.
B. Any car failing to hold position except for a legitimate conference with Track Official shall lose position.
C. When less than 50% of event completed, cars will restart double file. Single file restart thereafter.
If there is a caution before the first lap is complete the field will
be a complete restart, with the exceptions of the cars involved in the
On regular shows caution laps do not count, any cars that bring out the
caution will go to the rear. To the discretion of track officials, any
car that slows or stops to avoid an accident where the yellow flag is
displayed may be able to rejoin the field in his original position when
the yellow was displayed. At the discretion of the track officials, a
car may be sent to the rear of the field for adding to a caution. All
cars that go into the pits must fall into the rear of the field upon
F. All cars must line up single file for restarts for the purpose of checking the lineup, then starter will double the field up.
REPAIRS - No repairs can be made on the track, you must pull off the
track to make repairs. No matter how small of repair. If you go into
the pit you must restart to the rear. No team members, or drivers will
be able to work on their car while it is on the track during a red flag
period. All cars in the pit area are able to be worked on during a red
flag period, however, the said car will restart the race in scratch
position. No team members are allowed to enter the speedway surface
during any event. Drivers are responsible for their teams actions.
MANNER OF DRIVING - Only one person is allowed in a race car at any
time it is on the track or pits. No riders allowed inside or outside
the car, before, during, or after any event.
9. COMPETITOR PERFORMANCE - Continuous ill handling or rough riding will result in disqualification, you will be black flagged.
INCIDENTS - Only track officials, safety and wrecker crews will be
allowed on the track in the event of an accident. At no time are pit
crews or anyone from the grandstands allowed on the track.
OFFICIALS - No one shall enter the tower during the race program except
officials and team spotters. All Speedway Officials have radio contact
with the tower and will resolve questions and problems. Anyone
deliberately disobeying an order of an official may be subject to a
fine. The Race Director and Starter have complete control of the track
while the race is in progress. No protest is allowed on the starters
decisions. All team spotters are expected to act in a professional
manner while in or on the control tower. Disobeying commands, and/or
acting with disrespect towards other teams and/or officials may result
FINISH - The final two laps must be run under green. When the track is
clear the starter will give the field the green, white, checkered flags
in order. The driver receiving the checkered flag first is declared the
winner and must bring his car to the starting line and participate in
victory lane ceremonies. The winner must stay in victory lane until
released by track officials. The top five finishers must report to the
tech area. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Tech
inspector will complete an inspection at his discretion.
PIT ROAD - There will be no speeding or in-car altercations on pit
road. Officials have the right to disqualify and/or fine you for
either, or. Speeds are limited to no more than 15 mph at all times on
INCLEMENT WEATHER- In the event of inclement weather weekly events will
not be rescheduled. In the event of weather before the heats are
finished and we declare a rain out, racing will be cancelled for that
week and rain checks are good for the next regular show. If we cancel
and the heats are finished the race night is in and we will run the
features the next available regular week of racing, first event of the
NOTES - If for some unforeseen circumstance prevents the completion of
the advertised distance, the car leading at the halfway point will be
declared the winner.
PERSON FOUND TO VIOLATE THE RULES OF ADIRONDACK INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
MAY BE FINED AND OR EXPELLED FROM THE GROUNDS. THE OFFICIALS RESERVE
THE RIGHT TO STOP THE SALE OF TICKETS OR HONORING PASSES TO ANY ONE IN
SECTION 4 --- POINTS AND HANDICAP SYSTEM
POINTS - Points are awarded for heats and feature events. Heat points
are 5 for first, 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth, and 1 for
fifth. Feature points are 50 for first with 2-point increments for the
balance of the field. All point standings positions held by two drivers
will be declared a tie. No tie-breakers of any sort will be used.
POINTS ALLOCATION - All points are awarded to the driver registered
upon entering the pit area. Any driver change must be noted prior to
starting of the race. If change is made during the race, driver will
start scratch in re-start with points, purse and position to original
driver. Points are only awarded to driver starting the event.
HANDICAP – See handicapping rules. Note: Consolation cars will be lined
up behind qualified cars. After one green flag lap is officially scored
the lead car will have lane choice.
QUALIFYING - A driver may attempt to qualify only once per car entered
during the qualifying heats. All qualifying heats will be eight laps in
distance unless otherwise noted. The race director will set heat size,
generally ten cars. All drivers can only compete in the feature event
with the car that he or she qualified. If a driver must switch cars for
the feature event for any such reason they must notify a track official
and start “scratch”. Failure to notify a track official and/or start
scratch will result in immediate disqualification following the event.
5. END NOTES:
A. All numbers and letters will be limited to three digits. If three are used two shall be the primary numbers.
B. If the numbers 3, 6, or 9 are used, make sure they are
distinguishable. The scorers do not recommend the use of gold or silver
Mylar numbers because they are not easily distinguishable.
Registration will close 30 minutes before the start of the first heat.
Any entry arriving after that will start at the rear of the field.
D. The Race Director reserves the right to make changes to the event schedule.
SECTION 5 --- STARTER AND FLAG REGULATIONS
OFFICIAL STARTER - All practice and competition are under the control
of the starters. All competitors shall adhere to their directions.
2. GREEN FLAG - Signifies the start of the event.
3. YELLOW FLAG - Signifies track is not clear, cars must decrease speed and remain in single file and not pass.
4. RED FLAG - Signifies automatic halting of the race.
5. BLACK FLAG - Signifies consultation flag. Driver needs to go to the pits for repairs or penalty.
6. BLUE WITH YELLOW STRIPE - Move over flag faster competitors trying to pass.
7. WHITE FLAG - Signifies one lap remains let in caution period or one lap left in race.
8. CHECKERED FLAG - Signifies completion of race.
SECTION 6 --- INSPECTIONS AND PROCEDURES
GENERAL PROCEDURE - Adirondack International Speedway shall govern the
procedure for protests, as set forth in the current Adirondack
International Speedway rules and apply to all divisions.
2. FORM OF
PROTEST - All protests must be in writing and filed with the Pit
Steward at the pit board within 10 minutes of the finish of the race
determined by the drop of the checkered flag. From this point on the
Pit Steward will notify the Race Director of the protest.
VISUAL PROTEST - Such protest must be filed before the start of the
feature event or race in which violation is alleged. Visual protest
shall be interpreted to mean any protest relating to equipment which is
outwardly visible, including that located underneath hoods or the
covering accessible to observations without the use of tools except
weight requirement. Speedway has sole discretion in interpretation of
what constitutes a visual protest. Speedway has the right to inspect
cars for visual violation of the rules. E.G. Dirt Noses, numbers not
legible or other non-safety visual violations. First week you will be
verbally warned and may start scratch, second week you will be forced
to remain pitside until said violation is fixed to comply with the
rulebook and/or officials judgement.
NON-VISUAL - Protests must be filed within ten minutes after completion
of event determined by the drop of the checkered flag. Only the top ten
cars may protest a car that finishes ahead of their car on the same
lap. Protest must be in writing as per previously stated. Protest fee
is $100.00 (US funds) must accompany protest with the following
exceptions. P&G test add $150.00, top end $550.00 and bottom end
(crank) $550.00. Fifty dollars of P&G test, top end tear down and
bottom end tear down goes to tech inspector. If car is deemed legal
protester forfeits his fee, if car is found illegal protester gets his
fee back less tech fee.
LEGALITY - Any car deemed illegal will be disqualified with possible
loss of win, points and money from that event. The Speedway will
confiscate any part declared illegal until the end of the race season.
INSPECTIONS - Any car refusing to report to the tech area after the
race or at the request of Speedway Official will be disqualified with
loss of finishing position, points and money.
SECTION 7 --- PENALTIES
1. Any member violating Speedway rules or procedures will be fined, disqualified and/or suspended from the Speedway.
2. Any Speedway member or car under suspension shall not be permitted
to participate or enter the pits or racing area during suspension.
RULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
Any questions can be directed to (315) 346-7223 or by mail at:
Adirondack International Speedway
PO Box 469
Beaver Falls, NY 13305