I-88 Speedway Rules

The general rules for I-88 Speedway are listed on this and two other pages.

Forms: [Driver Sponsor Sheet] [I-88 Speedway License]

General Rules - Page 1

Page 1 of Rules: [Insurance] [Membership] [Speedway Facility] [Driver and Car Safety]
Page 2 of Rules: [Go to Page 2] Includes Handicapping, Pits, Track, Weighing, Radio Communications, Dumping Oil and Tires, Protest, Protest Fees
Page 3 of Rules: [Go to Page 3] Includes Point System Chart
[PDF of General Speedway Rules] [Download Adobe Acrobat]

The intended purpose of this rule book is to make for an even playing field for all competitors competing at I-88 Speedway. The promoters and officials will strive to the best of their abilities, to enforce all rules fairly and with respect. The nature of the sport has proven that questions concerning rules and procedures will arise from time to time. The promoters and officials will deal with these concerns in an orderly and fair manner. ALL COMPETITORS, CREW MEMBERS AND OFFICIALS SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH THE RULES AND PROCEDURES OF THIS BOOK.

RULEBOOK DISCLAIMER: 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. By participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESS 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.

The Promoters shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose further restrictions that in their opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. 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 promoters and officials. Their decision is final.

Tech inspector and track promoters reserve the right to check and deem any car unsafe or illegal based on the following rules. If you do not read a specific rule in this rule book, you will need to check with tech inspector and/or speedway promoters before assuming something will be legal. Items not covered in this rule book will be at the discretion of I-88 speedway officials and promoters.

Any time the word "stock" is used in this rule book to describe cars, parts or components, means available over the counter from GM, Chrysler or Ford authorized dealers. Also to mean like stock from the after market.

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INSURANCE:

  1. Any person who enters the pit area and has signed the waiver release form at the pit entry is entitled to benefits arranged by the speedway. All children entering the pit area must have a minor waiver release form signed by a parent.
  2. It is highly recommended that all competitors carry additional life and medical insurance.
  3. Anyone involved in an accident while on the racing premises must report the incident to the promoters before leaving the facility that night (if they are not able, someone from there team must report it). Incidents not reported that night, these benefits will not be available per the insurance company.
  4. The minimum age to enter the pit area may be changed at any time.
  5. Driver's minimum age is fourteen (14) with properly signed waiver release form by a parent.

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MEMBERSHIP:

  1. Pit membership licenses are available for the season at the cost of $50.00 each. Anyone with a membership license will pay $5.00 less on regular pit admission for each event at the speedway for the current season.
  2. Pit membership license are non-transferable. Anyone caught using a pit license not in there name will not be allowed in that night and subject to suspension.

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SPEEDWAY FACILITY:

  1. There will be NO drinking of intoxicants by anyone entering the pit area prior to or during any racing event. Anyone in the pit area suspected of drinking alcohol before or during an event will be removed from the pit area and possible suspension.
  2. At all racing events, driver and owner assumes the responsibilities of not only their own actions, but also the actions of their crew. This goes for actions anywhere on speedway premises. The driver and/or owner shall be the only spokes person for the team.
  3. In the event of a disagreement, anyone taking physical action for any reason will be subject to suspension and/or fines. This will include the person and the car they are associated with. Suspension and/or fine will be determined by the speedway promoters.
  4. There is local law enforcement on the speedway grounds at all times during a racing event in the case any arrest need to be made.
  5. NO one shall enter the tower or flag stand during or after the racing event other then track officials. Anyone doing so will face suspension and fines for themselves and the team they are affiliated with. Anyone wanting to discuss a scoring decision must report to the pit steward to contact the appropriate official.
  6. Anyone deliberately disobeying an order from any track official is subject to suspension and/or fine as well as the car they are affiliated with.
  7. Any driver and/or owner found violating any of the rules or procedures of this rule book shall be subject to suspension and/or fines.
  8. Any fines need to be paid in full before that person is able to enter the pit area again.
  9. The promoters have the right to prohibit anyone suspended from another race track from entering the pit area for the length of their suspension.

SAFETY:

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DRIVER:

  1. Driver's seat must be securely fastened to frame or cage in at least six spots, (4 bottom 2 back) with minimum 3/8" bolts. Seats mounted over drive lines must have minimum 1/8" steel plate under and up the back 4" at least the width of the seat.
  2. Seats must be high back aluminum racing seat .090 minimum thickness. No fiberglass, plastic or bucket seats.
  3. Mandatory shock resistant roll bar padding on all bars that the driver's head or other body parts may come in contact with while strapped in the seat. On cars with center steering, both housings must be covered with same type padding.
  4. Mandatory while driving: Full face helmet, Snell approved 2005 or newer and no older then 5 years old from production date. Must be in good condition and no hard hit marks. Fire suit: Minimum SFI 3-2A/1, 1 or 2 pieces. Must be in good condition, no tears, holes or broken zippers. Gloves: Must be minimum nomex single layer and in good condition. Neck support: either collar type or SFI rated neck support system. Recommended: Nomex underwear, socks, hood and fire proof driving shoes.
    BELTS: Must be SFI dated and tagged by manufacture, can not be older then 5 years from the production date. Any belts not tagged will be considered expired. Recommend replacing all belts after any strong impacts. Any belts in an unsafe condition must be replaced regardless of age. Must be minimum 5 point harness with minimum 3" wide lap and shoulder belt and 2" wide submarine belt and quick disconnect. All belts must be mounted as per manufactures instructions to the frame or cage.
  5. All crews must have operable fire extinguishers capable of putting out fuel and oil fires.

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CAR:

  1. All cars are subject to inspection at any time and must be free from mechanical defects and be in safe condition.
  2. Drive Shaft Cover is mandatory. All cars with open shafts must have a tunnel, min. 1/8" steel from 2" under front edge of seat to back of transmission covering shaft and "U" joint on top and both sides down to floor. It must be held in place with at least four (4) 3/8" bolts minimum, to a substantial cross member. A 360 degree aluminum tubing of no less then ¼" wall 6061-T6 material will be accepted providing it covers complete shaft and "U" joint back to seat. No cast or welded tubing. The drive shaft cover must be solid, no cutaways for lightening purposes. Drive shafts must be painted white.
    NOTE: Closed drive type cars, torque tubes or bells that already have a 360 degree covering from "U" joint to seat will be accepted.
  3. Any car that has a suspension link such as a torque arm, coil over or trailer bar in the drivers compartment, must have a steel cable (min ¼") or clamp around it to limit its range should it break loose from its mount. Should be free of sharp edges and padded if possible.
  4. All classes require a drive shaft loop that must go completely around the drive shaft made of substantial material.
  5. Mandatory windshield screen of substantial material (no chicken wire or aluminum) must cover the entire windshield area. Full fender cars must have a center windshield post connected to the cage.
  6. All cars MUST have a fuel shut off within reach of the driver and clearly labeled ON and OFF. All fuel lines running through the driver's compartment should be run in a safe manner. Braided fuel lines recommended. Lines should be run through rubber or steel conduit. No cast fittings.
  7. All wheels must have minimum of five (5) lug nuts. Except 4 cyl. with stock 4 lug.
  8. Exhaust must be safe from driver and exit past the driver’s seat. All cars must have mufflers.
  9. No mirrors.
  10. All cars should be neatly painted with bold neat numbers on both doors and the roof minimum 16" tall and numbers on the front and rear of car.
  11. Inspector reserves the right to request body sheet metal to be replaced and painted if it has been badly damaged.
  12. Fuel cells must be securely mounted by at least two (2) steel straps, each 1" wide minimum. Each strap must be mounted with at least two (2) 5/16" bolts. Fuel system must have tip over safety and breather valves. A reinforcing cage or chassis bar must be installed behind the fuel cell.
  13. Must have two (2) throttle return springs and a steel toe loop on the gas pedal.
  14. All cars will have an ignition switch and master disconnect switch within reach of the driver boldly labeled ON and OFF.
  15. All cars must be equipped with a quick release steering wheel.

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