Rules

QUAD CITY SPEEDWAY GENERAL RULES & OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR 2016

REGISTRATION: All drivers must pay a season registration fee of$40.00. Any car

racing without registering will forfeit all points and prize money. Exception: Payment

maybe made to K & S Promotions, P.O. Box 121, Silvis, Dlinois 61282.

The rules, regulations, and procedures set forth herein are designed to provide the orderly

conduct ofracing events and establish minimum acceptable requirements for such

events. Voluntary participation in such events is deemed as being willing to comply to

rules and regulations set forth by Quad City Speedway Officials and Promoter. These

rules and regulations are intended as a guide for the conduct ofthe sport of auto racing,

and are no way a guarantee against personal injury or death to a participant, spectator,

track personnel, and race officials. The Competition Director and/or Promoter may be

empowered to permit minor deviations from any ofthe specifi-cations, or impose further

restrictions, that in the officials opinion, do not alter minimum acceptable requirements.

All rules and regulations set forth by Quad City Speedway for conduct and general

operating procedures is left to the interpretation ofthe Promoter and designated

Competition Director. Racing is a family sport, and should always be an enjoyable

experience. Remember that we are representatives ofour advertizer’s and sponsors and

are here to provide entertainment for our fans. Even though most ofthe participants have

a substantial financial investment in this sport, it still should be an enjoyable experience.

There is no excuse for unruly behavior and poor sportsmanship in the presence ofour fans.

SAFETY RULES. AND PROCEDURES

1. All injuries must be reported immediately to an official, ambulance personnel, security

officer, or the track promoter’s office. Failure to properly report any injury may result in

delay ofinsurance coverage, or denial ofclaim. Ambulance personnel will not release

any information to speedway personnel, so in order to expedite claims you must make

sure the track office has been notified as to the nature ofyour injury.

2. Only service type ATV’s and golfcarts will be allowed in pit area. No racing type

ATV’s, mini-bikes, or motorcycles will be allowed in pit area. Officials will determine if

ATV’s are ofservice assistance type. All service assist vehicles will be subject to a 5

mile per hour speed limit at all times in the pit area. No one under the age of 16 will be

allowed to operate any service vehicle in the pit area. Unsafe operation ofany vehicle in

pit area will result in immediate expulsion for the remainder ofthe program.

3. All vehicles and race cars must obey 5 mile per hour speed limit in pit area Any

person operating a vehicle of any kind in an unsafe manner will be asked to leave the pit area.

4. Any race participant who operates their car in an unsafe manner on, or offthe race

track, will be disqualified, with possible expulsion for the season.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

1. You must adhere to the Safety Equipment Ru1es for your individual division.

2. Approved racing type seats only.

3. All cars are required to have an approved racing window net andlor approved arm

restraint devices. (This rule is to keep your head, arms, and body within the car, in the

event of a roll-over accident or any other accident.

4. All cars must have a 5 (five) point racing seat belt assembly, securely mounted. Seat

belt assemblies must be a minimum of 3″, quick release design, with current code, and

free of visible signs ofwear.

5. All drivers are required to wear a complete approved fire resistant drivers suit during

competition. The suit must be without rips or tears.

6. All drivers are required to wear SHeA or SNELL full face racing helmet, with full

face shield or racing goggles. (2006 or newer is strongly recommended).

7. Fire retardant racing gloves, shoes, hood, and neck covering are strongly recommended.

8. Engine shut-off switch must be mounted within easy reach ofthe driver and rescue.

personnel. (Hornets take special notice ofyour divisions specifications)

9. No radios or communication devices allowed.

10. These rules are for your safety and the safety of everyone involved in racing.

11. All cars and safety equipment are subject to a safety inspection at anytime. Unsafe

conditions will not be permitted to compete.

GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT

1. The driver is to be held responsible for his/her pit crew’s actions. Any altercations

resulting from driver not controlling his pit personnel will resu1t in disqualification for

the night, andlor suspension from racing activities.

2. Fighting on Quad City Speedway property will not be tolerated. Violators will be

suspended, and could face permanent expulsion from speedway property, with the

possibility of arrest and prosecution. Anyone assaulting an official or any track

personnel will be subject to immediate arrest, prosecution, and permanent suspension

from Quad City Speedway property.

3. Consumption ofalcoholic beverages in pit area is not allowed. Violators will be asked

to leave the pit area immediately for the remainder ofthe evening events, and will get a 1

week suspension.

4. Controlled illegal substances ofany kind are not allowed on Quad City Speedway

property at any time. Quad City Speedway reserves the right to invite any law

enforcement agency, including K-9 patrol to investigate suspected substance abuse, or

possession. If caught and convicted, violators will face permanent expu1sion from Quad

City Speedway property.

5. All persons entering pit area must sign release sheet and possess the designated arm

band for that event. Any person caught in the pit area without arm band will be

considered trespassing and will be turned over to security for prosecution. No Spectators

will be allowed into the pit area until after the final feature event concludes in it’s entirety.

6. No one under the age of 14 will be allowed into pit area during race program. Persons

under the age of 18 must have parental consent forms sighed and maybe asked for proof

of age before being allowed admittance to pit area.

7. All drivers, in all divisions, must be at least 16 years ofage to compete. Drivers

under the age of 18 must have a parental consent fonn signed, and on file at speedway

office before being allowed to compete. Birth certificate or drivers license for

participants under the age of 18 is mandatory. Anyone knowingly allowing a person to

violate the age restriction regulation, by allowing them to compete in any part ofthe race

program, including hot laps, and track packing will be expelled from the pit area as

officials deem necessary.

8. No one under the of 16 may operate any motorized vehicle, including ATV’s, in the

pit area at any time.

9. No dumping oftires in pit area, or on speedway property. No dumping ofoil or any

other fluids deemed as hazardous waste on speedway property. Violators will be subject

to fines, and possible expulsion from pit area. Refuse containers are provided at strategic

spots around pit area for garbage. PLEASE DO NOT LITTER.

10. Quad City Speedway reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone at their sole

discretion. Any time race officials determine that someone is causing disruptions in the

program, they reserve the right to remove that person, or group from the speedway property.

GENERAL LINE up, AND STAGING PROCEDURES

1. Drivers in the IMCA Late Model, IMCA Modified, A-Modified, and Street Stock

Divisions may drive in other Divisions (Limited to these 4 Divisions). This pertains to

Drivers only, not cars. You must drive a car registered in that Division, and each

individual car can only be registered in one Division. It will be your responsibility to

switch cars in a timely manner from one Division to another. (Le. back to back heat

races, semi’s, and features) We will try to work with you on this, but please understand,

we may have time constraints. 4 Cylinder Drivers will not be allowed to drive in any

other Division. No driver from any other Division will be allowed in the 4 Cylinder

Division. All drivers must pay entry fee, or pit pass for each division he plans on

competing in. Ifa driver competes in more than one division, and has not paid for

multiple pit passes, the fees will be deducted from the nights earnings, or he may be

disqualified for non-payment in one division.

2. If a driver allows someone else to compete in his place without notifying the scoring

officials, and making sure the proper fees have been paid, all money and points for that

event will be forfeited. The draw will conclude at 5 :00 p.m. sharp, unless posted at pit

sign in area ifdifferent time. Line-ups will be made after that time. All cars arriving

after the conclusion ofdraw will be lined up to the rear ofthe heats already posted. NO

EXCEPTIONS. The driver or car must be present to draw. Ifdriver is going to be late,

and his car is present in the pits, car owner or pit crew member only, may draw for his

position. NO EXCEPTIONS.

A. Failure to report to staging area in a timely manor will result in loss ofyour starting

position for that event, and you will be required to start at the rear ofthat race.

B. Refusal to report to staging area because you are starting to the rear any way, may

result in disqualification from that event.

C. All cars, in all divisions, must participate in a qualifying race to be eligible to

participate in the feature event. (Ifthere is not a full-field of cars for the feature and your

car becomes disabled before you can participate in a qualifying race, you may notify

the officials that you are making repairs to your car, the officials may choose to

make exception to this rule).

RACING RULES OF CONDUCT, AND PROCEDURE

There will be a Driver’s Meeting held each night (subject to time and ifnecessary) before

the beginning ofthe Race Program, where announcements of change in the program,

running order, rules, or general information could be made. Therefore, it is ofgreat

importance (mandatory) that the Drivers attend this meeting.

1. All races will be started at the exit ofturn four. An orange cone will be placed in a

visible location and all race starts will be at this designated spot.

2. All race restarts that are necessary after the initial green flag lap will be conducted at

the designated starting cone, or line and the race is considered underway as soon as the

leader receives the green.

3. Anyone jumping the start will be given one warning. Ifthey jump the start a second

time they will be sent to the rear ofthat event. Ifthey jump the start a third time they

will be directed to leave the racing area.

4. Anyone initiating a false start for the sole purpose ofstacking the rest ofthe field up

behind them, and gaining an unfair advantage on the start, or restart will be sent to the

rear ofthat event.

5. The field will be given one free restart ifnecessary to complete the first lap. Anyone

causing the need for a restart after the free restart will be sent to the rear ofthe lineup.

6. Restarts, for heats 2nd place car will have option to start inside or outside ofrow behind

first place car.

7. After the completion ofone lap, and it has been necessary to have 5 (five) restarts in

the feature event, all restarts will be single file. Except Late Models. They will always

line up 2 abreast.

8. Restarts after the halfway point in the feature events will be single file. Except LM.

9. Quad City Speedway reserves the right to institute a 10 minute time limit on any heat,

semi feature event. Feature events will be given time limits ifdeemed necessary.

Participants will be warned ofthe time limit, and race will be checker flagged at the end

ofthe said time limit.

10. Lapped cars will be go to rear if 10 laps and less are remaining in the feature.

11. Any driver causing 2 yellow flag cautions due to unassisted spin outs will not be

allowed to remain in that event, and will be sent to the pit area.

12. If any driver stops on the track unnecessarily to facilitate a restart he/she will be sent

to the pit area.

13. If any driver spins to the infield area, out ofharms way, and then pulls back onto

racing surface and stops to facilitate a yellow flag, he/she will be sent to the pit area.

14. All cars involved, (making contact), in any incident causing a yellow flag condition,

will be sent to the rear ofthe field for the restart.

15. Ifin the officials opinion a car spun, or stopped to avoid contact, and was not part of

the yellow flag situation, that car will be restarted in the position that they were running.

16. Rough driving and un-sportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Ifit is deemed

that you purposely try to eliminate someone from the race or purposely cause a yellow

flag situation, you will be sent to the rear ofthe field or sent to the pits.

17. In a heat race, ifyou leave the track, and go to pit area for any reason, you will not be

permitted to return to the race.

18. In a semi-feature or feature race, you will be permitted to change a tire. You will be

given 2 (two) yellow flag laps to do so. You will re-enter the race to the rear ofthe field.

19. Cars damaged in incidents causing yellow or red flag situations must be inspected by

the race officials before being allowed to rejoin the lineup. Officials and track personnel

will pull loose sheet metal, plastic pieces, brackets, and bend articles away from tire rubs,

ifthey are able to do so in a timely manor, and without causing possible injury

to themselves. Ifrepairs can be made by track personnel, cars will rejoin lineup as

scoring dictates. In the semi-feature and feature events, if repairs are severe enough that

cars have to be sent to pit area to be repaired, they will automatically be sent to the rear

ofthe lineup, upon re-entry into the racing area. Once a car has entered the pit repair

area, repairs must be completed before race has restarted, or they will not be allowed to

rejoin lineup once the restart lap has been completed.

20. Pit crews will not be allowed on track to perform any type ofrepairs. Ifa crew

member touches a car in any way, it will be considered a pit area repair, and the car will

be sent to the rear ofthe lineup. Ifsuch action takes place in a qualifying heat race, the

car will be sent to the pit area, and can no longer compete in that qualifying race.

21. On a yellow flag situation, all cars will immediately slow to a safe speed. And

continue to drive around track unless instructed otherwise until lineup personnel receive

lineup instructions from scoring. The cars will then be given 2 laps to line up in the order

assigned by lineup personnel. Ifthis cannot be achieved in a timely manor, cars will be

stopped on the front stretch and lined up properly. Drivers refusing to rejoin the fieldin

the position assigned by lineup personnel will be sent to the rear, or be asked to leave the

racing area. Scoring has final say in restart positions.

22. On a red flag situation, you are directed to stop as soon as safety permits. Officials

will then direct you to the designated lineup spot, and race will be restarted as soon as red

flag situation has been resolved.

23. The lay-over flag (blue with yellow diagonal stripe) is displayed ifyou are being

overtaken by the race leaders. At this time you are expected to display courtesy and good

sportsmanship, and allow the leaders to pass without impeding their progress you are to

hold your position and allow them to pass.

24. Any car that exit’s the race, and sits in the infield for 2 or more laps, will not be

allowed to rejoin the race.

25. The black flag signifies you have developed a problem with your race car that you

may not be aware of. We as officials will try to warn you ofimpeding danger by

displaying the black flag. Ifyou choose to ignore or disobey the black flag, after 2 laps

the yellow will be displayed and you will be asked to leave the track. Any race official

may order a car black flagged, and removed from the race, ifin their opinion it is unsafe

or not capable ofrunning competitively, to the point ofrace interference.

26. The cars that are required to weigh will be directed to the tech area following each

event. They must go directly to the scale area. Cars not reporting immediately to scale

area will be disqualified from that event. Ifyour car does pass inspection, you will be

disqualified from that event.

27. No crew personnel allowed in the tech/scale area.

28. Ifyou have been disqualified from the program for any reason, no money will be

. paid to you and no points will be awarded to you for that event.

29. During any caution situation, drivers are required to remain in their cars, unless

directed to exit by official. Exception to this is ifdriver feels safety is a factor, then

he/she may exit vehicle as soon as safety allows. Failure to observe these guidelines

could result in disqualification.

30. Ifyour car has been damaged during a race to the point ofneeding wrecker

assistance, the Driver must remain with the car until it can be towed to their respective pit

area. Ifthe driver abandons or leaves his car unattended, it will be towed to the infield,

and will remain there until after the racing program concludes for the evening, or until

31. It is recommended that all cars have a cable, chain, or some type oflifting bracket to

enable wrecker crews access to tow.

32. WRECKER PERSONNEL ARE THERE TO ASSIST, AND HAVB

VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME AND EQUIPMENT TO ALLOW US TO COMPLETE

OUR PROGRAM IN A TIMELY MANOR. THEY DESERVE TO BE TREATED

WITH RESPECT.

33. Pit gate entrance must remain clear of all persons and equipment during a racing

event. Emergency personnel must have an unobstructed view, and access at all time.

Failure to stay out ofthe area will result in expulsion from pit area.

SUMMARIZATION OF PRINTED POLICY

Quad City Speedway Promoter, Rock Island County Fair Assn. Or Competition

Director, Track Officials, Scoring Officials, and Support Staffvowto try and provide a

friendly, fair, safe, and enjoyable racing experience for fans and competitors. These rules

and policy procedures were put together as an informative guide for our participants and

their fans. All rules and procedures described herein are subject to final interpretation by

speedway officials only. Or the Competition Director. This document is meant to be a

guideline for participants and officials to abide by. Every situation may not be covered

herein and some situations may require a different solution than described by this

document. Some decisions will be unpopular and some mistakes will be made.

Everyone sees an incident from a different vantage point, and everyone has a different

opinion ofwhat actually happened. Our goal is to conduct ourselves in a respectful

manner and provide equal and fair enforcement ofour rules and regulations. QCS

reserves the right to modify this document in any way deemed necessary, to address any

situation that warrants our attention, and to maintain safety and equality for all the

participants and fans. Thank you for your continued support, and may your experience at

Quad City Speedway be safe and enjoyable for all.

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