Mod Lites will follow the TUSA rules. However we are not
sanctioned with TUSA. Tire rule is any brand any compound.Mini Wedges will
follow the MWRA rules. However, we are not sanctioned with MWRA, no member
fees, no tire rules, we will allow ages 5-14. All drivers must complete and
hand in the registration form before any payouts are paid. Click here for the registration
Rules and Procedures
The promoter and/or track officials reserve the right to reject
any car and/or driver without recourse. Only suitable cars will be approved for
competition. All cars and drivers are subject to inspection at any time by tech
inspector and/or track official. No car deemed unsafe or non-conforming by a
track official or tech inspector will be allowed on the track at any time. All
non-comforming parts will be confiscated. If a car has been found
non-conforming, upon his next visit to the speedway, the car will be teched
prior to the racing events.
The driver and owner assumes responsibility for all actions of pit
crew, sponsors, and themselves at all times and shall be the sole spokespersons
for the car and crew in any and all matters pertaining to the race and with
officials in charge. If the driver is also the owner, only he/she will be the
Anyone leaving his or her pit area to go to another pit area to
cause a disturbance may be suspended by track management for whatever period of
time is deemed necessary.
Firearms and any type of weapons are absolutely prohibited at all
times on the grounds of Jackson County Speedway, as the facility is private
property. At any time, the display of any type of weapon or threat of bodily
harm may result in permanent suspension and arrest.
Any driver committing unnecessary contact, harassment, or using any
driving tactic that is considered dangerous by the flagman or track official
will be deemed rough driving. This rule applies to hot laps, preliminary
events, and features. Reprimands for rough driving are covered in the Rules of
Procedures. (Note: Remember, threats of retaliation on the speedway could be
considered assault with a deadly weapon and grounds for prosecution.)
Absolutely no fighting for any reason. Drivers, owners, crew
members, etc. fighting will be subject to a suspension.
offense: person will be fined $500 and will not race until paid in full
offense: person will be fined $1000 and handed a one-year suspension which
starts from the date of the second offense.
Failure to comply with this rule by any person(s) will mean immediate
suspension from future races.
No person signing into the pit area shall drink intoxicants and/or
use narcotics during a racing event. Any driver or crew member who arrives at
Jackson County Speedway under the influence of intoxicants and/or narcotics will
be denied participation in the events of that day. No exception to the rule.
Jackson County Speedway reserves the right to check teams’ hauler, trailer, or
race car for narcotics and/or intoxicants at any time. Any participant
suspected of narcotic and/or intoxicant use may be subject to testing. Refusal
of testing may result in expulsion or suspension from Jackson County Speedway.
Any injured competitor that was determined to be legally intoxicated will
result in a denial of insurance benefits.
No driver, car owner, or crew member will have any claim for
damages or expenses against the promoter or any track official by reasons of
disqualification, damages to the car, or injuries to the driver. All parties
agree that the track grounds are considered safe if they take part in the
event. It is the duty of all drivers, car owners, and crew members to bring to
the attention of track officials any unsafe equipment, practices, or any rules
infraction of any car or driver. The driver further acknowledges that the
driver is aware that auto racing involves risks and that by competing in an
event, the driver assumes these risks with full awareness and knowledge
An approved racing helmet with goggles or face shield, flame
retardant uniform with gloves (highly recommended), and competition
quick-release harness with shoulder straps must be worn and be fastened at all
times while on the track or in the pits. A full-face helmet is highly
recommended (Snell 1995 Recommended).
Excessive speeding in the pit area will not be tolerated and will
be subject to a fine.
All required emergency personnel and flagman must be present before hot laps or
competition takes place on the track.
It is highly recommended that drivers are not to get out of their
cars on the race track until safety crews arrive or unless there is an extreme
emergency. Any driver that does so to argue or discuss the race with the
officials will be scored last and may be disqualified for the night or
suspended according to the decision of the officials.
No one is permitted on the race track unless authorized. Anyone
who does so may be penalized from the pit area for a minimum of one week.
Owners of the ATV’s are responsible for their use and all injuries that could
occur. ATV’s are not permitted in the grandstand area.
All teams will be responsible for the proper disposal of their
used motor oil, grease, or any other lubricants, coolants, or substances that
may be harmful to the environment.
All teams are responsible for their tires. Do not leave unwanted
tires laying around and expect the track to clean up for you.
All cars are subject to inspection by the tech inspector or track
official at any time or any place. The tech inspector will enforce the rules of
the appropriate division, and shall have the authority to deny a car permission
to race based on his judgment of its condition relative to the rules.
A driver will have one week to make any necessary changes to get
completely up to track specification. The exception to this will be safety
specifications which will have no grace period.
It is your responsibility to know and understand the rules before
you participate. Cars that do not pass inspection or those that do not meet
minimum requirements set by the track and/or tech inspector will not be able to
compete, no refunds will be given, and any points and monies earned that night
will be forfeited.
Drivers meeting will precede hot laps. All drivers/owners are
expected to attend the meeting to obtain the evening’s announcements, rules changes,
etc. Drivers who do not attend the drivers’ meeting waive all rights to
protest. Listen to the p.a. announcement and check the pit board for race event
Hot laps will be approximately 30-60 minutes before the first
event of the evening.
LENGTH OF EVENTS:
Heats: Late Models, Modifieds - 10 laps, All Others - 8 laps
Consy: 12 laps, or at the discretion of the flagman or track officials
Features: Late Models - 25 laps, Steel Block Late Models & Modifieds - 20
laps, Street Stocks - 15 laps, All Others - 12 laps
Time and lap limits will be in effect for all classes. The limits
8 Laps / 10 minutes
10 Laps / 12 minutes
12 Laps / 15 minutes
15 Laps / 20 minutes
20 Laps / 25 minutes
25 Laps / 30 minutes
All classes will need a car representative to draw a pill for heat
race line-ups. The car must be in the pits when the pill is drawn. Pill cut off
will be immediately following drivers meeting. Once a division’s lineup is
made, no more pills will be drawn in that division. Any car(s) not pulling a
pill will start at the rear of the heats in a first come, first served manner.
If a car(s) misses the heat races, he or she will start at the tail of the
consy or feature in a first come, first served manner.
Line-ups will be posted on the pit board. Please line yourself up
for your event. Cars will enter the line-up area as directed by the line-up
officials. Cars should enter the speedway at a slow and steady pace double file
so that we can go green the next lap.
STARTING THE RACE:
All original starts in turn four at the orange cone or chalk line.
The race is officially started when the flagman waves the green flag. Any
car(s) involved in a spin or accident before the green flag or before the
completion of lap one will go to the rear. Any car(s) that stops on the track
will also go to the tail. Cars passing before the green is displayed will be
penalized two positions for each car jumped. If the caution is displayed after
the infraction, you will be penalized then. If the race goes green the rest of
the way, the finish will be adjusted accordingly.
Any driver jumping the start (or restart) will be warned. A second
occurrence will result in the driver being moved to the tail.
Alternate car(s) may be added to the feature field if the initial green flag
has not been waved. No car(s) will be added to the feature field once the green
flag is waved.
To receive any monetary awards you must take the green flag for
that race. In other words you will not be paid simply because you qualified for
MEANING OF THE FLAGS:
Green flag: The race officially begins or signals a restart after
a caution or red flag period.
Yellow flag: Drivers must reduce speed and maintain position.
Red flag: Slow immediately and come to a complete stop.
Black flag: Disqualification/consultation, driver must proceed to the pits
Blue flag: Leaders approaching, slower car is to give lapping car
White flag: One lap remaining in the event.
Checkered flag: Race is officially complete, race leader is declared the
All scoring will be done at the start/finish line. Results and
decisions will be made by scorers and/or track officials. No videos, pictures,
etc. will be used to make rulings.
A lap is considered a lap when the leader has passed the flag stand. Once the
yellow or red light is displayed, all scoring stops. Do not race back to the
flag stand. The remainder of the field will be filled in from the last
Cars will fall back behind the car they were racing behind. Lapped
cars will align themselves at the tail of the field.
RED FLAG/YELLOW FLAG:
When the yellow or red lights are displayed, all scoring stops. Do
not race back to the flag stand. Under red flag conditions, all drivers must
stop as quickly and safely as possible. Do not drive through the accident
scene! Emergency and pit entrances of the track cannot be
blocked. Emergency personnel need to get to the accident scene as quickly
Red flag conditions, closed red - clean-up time will be minimal.
No one is permitted on the track. Drivers are to remain in their cars.
Open red - clean-up time is expected to be longer. Cars will be pushed to turns
three and four. Drivers may exit their cars when safety permits, but are to
remain in the general area of their cars. Three crew members per team will be
allowed on the track.
During a red flag stop, any car brought into the pit area will be
disqualified from the race in progress.
Tire(s) may be changed only during a red flag stop in the A-Main.
However, you will restart from the tail. During sanctioning events the
sanctioning organization’s rules will apply.
Drivers involved in red flag accidents are to be evaluated EMS
personnel. This is for the welfare and safety of all drivers involved.
STOPPING ON THE TRACK:
If a driver’s car comes to a stop at any time on the track, the
said driver will go to the rear. Exception: If a driver is spun or involved in
an accident, those drivers will retain their position and the one who caused
the accident will be sent to tail.
If a driver has been stopped by an official or if driver stops by
an official for safety reasons (loose seat belts, debris on track, etc.),
driver will retain their position. Exception: If a driver stops prior to the
start of an event before the flagman gives the one to go signal or before the
yellow light has been turned off, said driver will retain starting position.
As of 4.13.12 All restarts will be single-file at the cone on the
back stretch. Drivers must stay in single file order, strictly nose to tail and
may not pass until they pass the cone. Cars passing before the green is
displayed will be penalized two positions for each car jumped. If the caution
is displayed after the infraction, driver will be penalized then. If the race
goes non-stop without another caution, the finish will be adjusted accordingly.
EXITING THE TRACK:
If more than one car exits the race on the same lap, their finish
will be determined by their last completed lap.
1) Cars black-flagged for blatant behavior such as rough driving,
failure to obey officials, deliberately trying to stop the event, etc. will be
disqualified and will receive no points or pay for that race. These above
infractions will not be tolerated at any time, no exception.
2) A driver involved in two cautions in a heat race, two cautions in a consy,
or two cautions in a feature will be black-flagged for the event.
3) Any car(s) not maintaining a safe speed or judged unsafe by the flagman or
official is cause for being black-flagged for that event.
The top 5 AMRA Late Model, AMRA Modifieds and Street Stocks in the
heat and feature must weigh. Only the cars that transfer to the feature must
weigh after the consy. Cars that are towed off the track and cars that did not
finish the event will not be forced to weigh in any division. Minimum weight
for Late Models is 2300lbs, (Steel Block Late Models will receive a 100lb
weight break from the track). Modifieds is 2400lbs with driver and for Street
Stocks is 3000lbs with driver. There will be no weight tolerances.
No participant shall subject a scorer or any track official to
verbal or physical abuse or improper language at any time. The driver/owner
assumes responsibility for the actions of their crew and themselves.
Only the driver or car owner as designated pit registration form
may file a scoring or race protest. All protests will be filed with the race
director. The driver or car owner will have five minutes after the results have
been posted to file a protest. Any driver, owner, or pit crew member entering
the scoring tower or flag stand will be suspended for a minimum of one week and
may disqualify the car and/or driver for a minimum of one week of racing, at
the discretion of Jackson County Speedway.
All disputes will be settled after the completion of the racing
program, unless the matter can be handled accordingly.
The dispute will be handled in a professional way. The driver
and/or car owner should present himself in a positive manner- one that is
acceptable by those he or she represents, and those who are nearby. At no time
will drivers and/or owners be permitted to discuss race or scoring protests or
disputes in the grandstand area.
The promoter, flagman, and track officials will enforce the rules
of procedures and conduct, and determine sanctions.
FINALITY OF DECISIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE:
The decisions of Jackson County Speedway officials or promoter at
an event, including the interpretation and application of rules and the scoring
of positions, shall be FINAL, BINDING, and NON-APPEALABLE, except in the case
of a suspension or fine, which is further explained in the SUSPENSIONS/FINES
& APPEALS category.
All participants, as a condition of participating in an event, agree that ALL
decisions of officials or the promoter, regarding the interpretation and
application of the rules, and the scoring of positions, shall be NON-LITIGABLE.
All participants further covenant and agree that they will NOT initiate any of
legal action against Jackson County Speedway, the promoter, and officials to
challenge such decision, to seek monetary damages, to seek injunctive relief,
or to seek any kind of legal remedy. If a participant pursues any such legal
action, which violates this provision, then the participant and/or owner
expressly agrees to reimburse Jackson County Speedway for ALL of its ATTORNEY
FEES and COSTS IN DEFENDING AGAINST SUCH LEGAL ACTION.
SUSPENSIONS/FINES & APPEALS PROCESS:
Jackson County Speedway will determine any and all
suspensions/fines that are covered in the rules and procedures and any
violation that may come up during the year. Jackson County Speedway will make
judgement on the sanctions and violator(s) will be sent official notice by a
certified letter, return receipt requested.
The violator(s) will have the opportunity to appeal his or her
sanction and must do so in writing accompanied by any relevant documentation
within three days of being notified of the violation. Jackson County Speedway
then will set a date and time for the hearing. The violator will present his
case to Jackson County Speedway. Following the appeal hearing with the
violator, Jackson County Speedway will conduct further follow-ups, meetings,
hearings, etc. with any other necessary party. Judgement then will be rendered
to the violator by a certified letter, return receipt
RAIN OUTS/CANCELLATIONS/UNCOMPLETED EVENTS:
Track officials may cancel a race if dangerous or unsafe
conditions arise. If the race is called because of an accident or weather, the
payoff will be based on the last completed green flag lap. All cars involved in
the final caution will be scored at the end of the last completed lap. For the
race to be considered official, at least 50% of the scheduled number of laps
must have been completed.
If all of the preliminary races or part of the features have been completed and
the weather forces the program to be cancelled, there will be no "rain
out". Make-up features will be run in the subsequent nights, if possible,
and no new cars will be added to the field. Also, if all of the preliminaries
are completed on day one of a two-day show, no new cars will be able to compete
on the second day in a consy or feature, unless they were in the pit area on
the first day.
If the races are cancelled prior to the completion of all of
the preliminary events, a "rain out" will be declared. Your tickets
will be good for the next two events. If an increased admission event occurs in
one of the following weeks, you may use your rain check and pay the difference.
If an increased admission show is cancelled, your ticket may be redeemed for
its face value for the specified (management's decision) make-up special event
or it may be redeemed at one of the next two regular events. No refunds will be
given for the difference in the ticket prices in either case.
Exception: If feature event(s) is/are are cancelled and the
show has been considered a complete show, and no rain date will be utilized,
the total feature purse may be split equally among the qualified drivers, if
50% or more of the feature has not been completed. Officials also reserves the
right to choose a scenario that best fits the interest of Jackson County
Speedway, which may or may not include a make-up night or refunding of all gate