The rules and/or
regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly
conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable
requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition
of all events, and, by participating in these events all participants
are deemed to have compiled with these rules:
NO EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF/OR
COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS.
Speedway officials shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from
any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions
that, in their opinion, do not alter the minimum acceptable
NO EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF
SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left
to the discretion of the officials, whose decision is final.
-- GENERAL REGULATIONS
a. All drivers
must be at least 14 years old.
b. All drivers
are required at any time to submit to a physical examination whenever
requested by Montpelier Motor Speedway officials.
c. Any injured
or suspended driver or team member shall not participate in any event
without approval of Montpelier Motor Speedway officials. Montpelier
Motor Speedway officials have the right to request a doctor's release
at any time.
d. The driver
and car owner assumes responsibility of the actions of their pit crew.
e. Any car may
be subject to inspection by Montpelier Motor Speedway officials at any
f. The scoring
tower and flag stand are off limits to drivers, owners, crew and/or
family members and to the general public.
g. Rough driving
and/or unsportsmanlike conduct interactions are subject to penalties
and/or disqualification to be determined by Montpelier Motor Speedway
officials. This rule includes anyone connected with the car and
includes conduct on and off the track.
entering the pit area, a release must be signed by everyone - no
Entering the pit area without a signed release and approval from
Montpelier Motor Speedway officials is prohibited.
i. No open fires
or grills allowed in the pit area.
drivers, and/or pit crews shall have no claims against or cause of
action for damages or expenses against Montpelier Motor Speedway or
its officials by reason of disqualification or damage to either
driver, car or both.
k. There will be
no dumping of any type of petroleum product on Montpelier Motor
Speedway grounds or may any tires be left on the property. Violation
of this rule will result in a fine, suspension, or both.
l. At no time
will non-competing members be allowed on the track, across the track
or in the infield without approval of Montpelier Motor Speedway
interpretation of rules pertaining to race procedure or scoring
positions by Montpelier Motor Speedway officials shall be final.
non-qualifying events, heats are to be determined by a pull tab
drawing. Each driver, their family or a team member may draw one pull
tab. All pull tab drawings will be completed by the start of the
driver’s meeting. Failure to draw a pill will result in your car being
placed at the end of the line. Only one pill drawn only per
car/driver in each division. Drivers running late may call
765-728-8210 to have a pull tab drawn for them. Call-ins for drawing
will not be conducted until the draw has closed and all other drivers
o. Montpelier Motor Speedway may implement a time limit on heat and
feature races at the discretion of the track officials.
p. All event winnings must be picked up at the payout booth by the
conclusion of the race event.
q. One way radios are required for all competitors competing at
Montpelier Motor Speedway. Raceceivers will be used on the default
Motor Speedway is private property. The management reserves the
right to refuse entry to any individual(s) onto the property and
further reserves the right to eject any individual(s) from the
premises at any time, if in our discretion, we determine the
individual(s) presence or conduct is not in the best interest of the
Montpelier Motor Speedway
In addition, the
management reserves the right to suspend, disqualify, bar, and/or fine
(with payment as a condition of further competition) any participant(s)
who, in our discretion, is engaged in misconduct, and/or whose
presence or conduct is deemed not to be in the best interest of
Montpelier Motor Speedway The duration and severity of any such action
shall be determined solely by the management.
SECTION TWO --
All starts will
be double file and will receive the green flag at the starting cone in
turn 4. The cone also serves as the throttle point for racing. Race
line- ups will be posted in advance in which you will be responsible
to know which races you will be starting in and your starting position
The leader of
the race will start all restarts at the starting cone in turn 4 and
shall proceed nose to tail single file through the cone on the front
stretch before passing. Restarts will constitute a single line
formation so that race officials can correct the line-up as given to
them by the scorers.
Failure of any
driver to get into your designated position or to allow another driver
into their designated position as directed by track officials will
result in a black flag. If you are not on the track in any event by
the given amount of time, you will be sent to the tail. If the one lap
signal has been given, you are not allowed to enter the track.
The front row
will bring the field to the stripe/line at a moderate speed side by
side, nose to tail. The field must stay side by side until the leaders
start at the turn 4 cone. Cars out of position will be penalized two
positions. If front row starters do not produce a good start after two
attempts, the front row will be moved back 1 row/position.
If you pass
before the leaders reach the turn 4 starting stripe/line, you will be
penalized two positions for every car passed. On restarts (nose to
tail), if you pass another car before the flag stand or are out of
single file position, you will be penalized two positions for every
car passed or penalized two positions for being out of single file
order. The penalty will be assessed at the next yellow flag. If a
yellow flag is not given after the violation, the penalty will be
assessed in the final results.
The start of the
race commences when the green flag waves. A start is considered the
completion of one scored green flag lap. In the event a car fails to
start, alternates may be added to complete a 20 car field. After the
completion of one scored green flag lap, no alternatives will be
added. You must complete one green flag lap to receive start money in
If at any time
you stop on the track or cause a yellow, you will be sent to the rear
of the scored lap group. Once you have caused TWO yellow or red flags,
or any combination of the two, in the same event, you will be
black-flagged. Any car penalized for rough driving will be charged
with a yellow. A yellow will not be thrown for any car safely sitting
off the track-racing surface. (Inside the tires)
speed, inappropriate/unapproved actions or failure to follow the
direction of officials while under a yellow/red flag condition may
result in the driver being sent to the tail, black flag or other
Any car causing
a red flag will be sent to the rear of the scored lap group. In the
event of a red flag, if you leave the track or change a tire, you will
be sent to the rear
of the scored
lap group. Competitors may work on the car on the track during an open
red flag. No work will be permitted on closed reds. If you pass the
red flag or fail to stop in a timely/safe manner, you will be sent to
the rear of the scored lap group.
If the black
flag is waved at you, leave the racing surface immediately. You will
not be permitted to reenter the race for that event. If the black flag
is pointed at you, you have been given a warning. Any car that is
deemed unsafe will be black-flagged. (Flat tire, loose sheet metal or
bar, etc.) Any driver that intentionally causes a yellow flag or
delays the race will be black flagged.
If a yellow or
red flag must be thrown after the checkered flag is taken, the race is
officially over. Those cars not crossing the finish line before the
red/yellow will be scored in the position they were in on the last
green flag lap. Any car charged with a yellow or red flag that had not
taken the checkered will be scored by flag procedure.
Any race that is
scored halfway or beyond and is cancelled due to weather, act of
nature, or any situation beyond the control of track officials, etc.
will be counted as a complete race.
Damage to Cars
If a competitor
is involved in an accident and a part that is
about to come
off, race officials will attempt to remove the part or adjust sheet
metal or tubing so the competitor can continue to race. If officials
cannot remove or adjust the part within a very short period of time
and without the assistance of tools or excessive force, you will be
required to leave the track or report to the work area for B/A Main
events. Competitors may stop to request a safety check from
Competitors in all classes will be allowed to access work area during
and A Main events only.
Competitors will receive a minimum of three yellow flags laps to
complete repairs. Lap count begins when the competitor enters the
work area. At the conclusion of the three yellow flag laps, race
officials may restart the race if the line up, track, etc… are deemed
ready for racing. Re-entry will not be allowed after the race has
Competitors must complete all work in the designated work area.
Competitors are not permitted to leave work area for any reason. Any
competitor that does not report directly to the work area from the
track or leaves the work area shall be considered finished for the
race and their final finishing position will be scored.
After completion of work in the work area, the competitor will rejoin
the field at the tail.
Lapped cars will
be positioned at the rear of the field by lap group in all races on
Stopping on the
Any driver who
stops on the track to protest will be disqualified.
Any driver that exits the car during a race shall
be considered finished for the race and their final finishing position
will be scored.
If a qualified
driver is unable to race in their own car, the driver may elect to
switch to another participating car, but must start at the rear of the
field for that event. No switching of cars will be permitted during a
the track for all events (Hot Laps, Heats, B Main, or A Main) all cars
will remain at idle speed until you are directed by a track official
to take off or to get in line. Raceceivers and complete fire suits
are required to be used anytime a car is on the track. Failure to do
so will result in offending cars being placed on the tail of that
event or directed to the infield.
entering the pits must do so at idle speed. Any cars moving at high
rates of speed or in an unsafe manner in the pit area will be subject
to a penalty for misconduct at the discretion of track officials.
Thunder Car, & FWD Compact – 3 Consecutive Wins Penalty
Any driver or
car in the Super Streets, Thunder Car, or FWD Compact division that
wins three consecutive A Main events at the Montpelier Motor Speedway
will be required to start the next feature at the tail of the field.
The penalty will be assessed until the driver/car win streak is
broken. If the next event is a special paying event, the penalty will
not be assessed until the next regular event if the consecutive win
streak is still in place. Any car that wins from the tail due to
penalty will be subject to inspection before competing again at the
Montpelier Motor Speedway.
Any class with
more than 2 heats or more shall redraw for their starting position for
the A Main event. Depending on the size of the field the top 2 or 3
finishers in each heat will be required to redraw.
– 25 Laps (21+ Cars) – 20 Laps (20 Cars or less)
– 20 Laps
Thunder Cars, FWD Compacts
– 15 Laps
Fields of less
than 10 cars may see a reduction in the number of A Main laps or the
loss of a heat race if time/program needs necessitates it.
determine due to the remaining number of entries that a B Main is not
required, then the final positions of the A Main field can be locked
to the cars that have reported to the B Main staging area. The
addition of running laps or bringing the staged cars onto the track
for a B Main is not needed to lock the field in this case.
The top finisher
in the A-Main event must stop on the front stretch at the conclusion
of the race for awards unless directed otherwise by race officials due
to time constraints.
person signing into the pit area is expected to conduct himself or
herself in a sportsman or sportswoman-like manner on and off the
track. Good conduct includes, but is not limited to the following:
1. No fighting and/or behavior threatening violence on property.
2. No possession of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia or weapons of
any kind permitted on premises.
3. No use of alcoholic beverages permitted immediately before or
during a racing program.
4. Respect for all track officials and a willingness to accept their
decisions and directions.
5. No public address interviews, display of signs, or paintings on
racecars that use obscenity or profanity, or are considered in bad
taste by track officials.
6. STRICT ADHERENCE to pit gate sign-in procedures.
7. Good faith adherence to all track procedures and class competition
requirements. By participating in the race program, each participant
agrees to faithfully follow all car and competition rules and to
accept the decisions and directions of track officials in regards to
Rules/Race Procedure Infractions Penalties
Motor Speedway may impose the following penalties for rules
– all points and monies for the night are forfeited.
race suspension of a period up to 2 races or 14 days.
Suspension – remainder of the season up to 365 days.
A car that hot
laps, but fails to compete in their heat and feature will receive 5
points for towing to the track.
Last Place Points
Cars that make
an earnest attempt at racing (meaning they attempted to compete in a
heat race at race speed, in attendance for a make up feature, etc…)
but is unable to start a main will be rewarded last place points based
on the size of the field. If there is a B Main for that class, they
are awarded with last place B Main points.
Disqualifications, Scaling, and Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Any driver that
does not pass post race inspection, meet minimum weight as required by
class rules, fails to scale immediately following event as required by
feature finishers, or participates in actions deemed as
unsportsmanlike conduct by the race director will forfeit all points
and monies for the event and may be subject to further disciplinary
actions per the conduct rules/infractions penalties.
If a tie exists
at the conclusion of the championship season, the tie breaker will be
- Number of A
Main Feature Wins
If a tie still
exists after the first tie breaker, track officials will use the
number of 2nd place finishes to determine the tie breaker. This
process will continue through 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc... until the tie is
Rookie of the
Any driver with
less than 6 career starts in their respective division will be
eligible to compete for the Rookie of the Year award. Drivers must
declare their intention for competing for the Rookie of the Year award
on their Competitors License Form.
points fund payout is guaranteed and all monies and awards will be
presented at the track championship banquet. Competitors must have
competed in 50% of the completed points events to be eligible for
points fund payout.