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.
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
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
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.