2016 General Rules
PROTEST POLICY.....A protest will be allowed in each feature race
only and whoever protests must have finished in the race that they
wish to protest. Drivers in that race must finish 5th place or
better to protest. Each driver is allowed to protest only one car
per night, and can only protest a car finishing in a higher
position. Anything found illegal during protest will be illegal!!!
Protest must be made by driver at the end of the feature race at
the flag stand before being weighed. Only the top 5 finishers of the
Feature Race will be allowed to protest. In the event that more
than one driver wants to protest the same car, the driver that gets
money to the flag stand first will have the right to do the
protesting. More than one protest is allowed after each feature
race as long as it is on another car. Two cars CAN NOT protest the
same car. Points will remain the same, 2nd place will collect 1st
place points and so on. Driver must furnish tools. Driver and pit
crew of protested car, up to three 3) people, are allowed on the
track during the tear down, and protesting car can bring two (2)
people. Cars found illegal will forfeit winnings for the night and
all points for the season. Cars found illegal twice will forfeit
winnings for the night and all points for the season. Third time
offenders will be made to move up in class or not allowed to race at
the speedway for the remainder of the year whatever management
decides. Any un-sportsman like conduct can be grounds for
disqualification of protest on either side. Tech official shall
have a maximum of 72 hours to identify any questionable parts. All
decisions will be made by the tech official and will be final. IF
YOU CANNOT AGREE WITH THIS.....DO NOT PROTEST.
1. Roll bars are required on all cars. No screw joint fittings
allowed. The minimum requirements for all roll bars on all cars
shall be an "A" shaped affair, constructed of at least 1 1/2 inch
O.D. pipe with bars running from upper right corner to lower left
corner and just the opposite on the other side of car forming "X" as
viewed from front to rear. There must also be a cross bar on top to
complete a caged affair around the driver. All roll bar pipes must
be at least 1/8 inch in thickness, and must have an additional
support extending from rear upright to rear position of frame. No
concrete reinforcement steel may be used. All welds must have
gussets. All of the above is required for maximum safety for
2. All cars must be equipped with ignition switch accessible to
driver at all times.
3. All cars must have gas tanks of heavy duty construction and must
be securely fastened to frames.
4. All cars must have one shock per wheel and have two working
5. All seats must be welded to frame or bolted through floor and
6. Racing seat only. Seat must be bolted solid.
7. All hinged body parts must be securely fastened or welded.
8. All cars must be equipped with approved safety belts and all
belts must be at least three inches wide and fastened to frame or
cage. All belts must be used.
9. Battery must be covered and fastened securely.
10. Full front caps and bodies are mandatory. Wheel opening may be
enlarged to allow larger tires.
11. Cars must have stock fire wall, and must be in factory location,
no homemade sheet metal firewalls, and no moving of the stock
firewall, may clearance firewall for installing distributer if
engine has been set back, no moving back of the body of the car,
must have rear firewall between drivers compartment and fuel tank or
trunk area, all steering components and suspension , spindles, lower
control arms, steering boxes, control arm mounts, trailing arm
mounts, spring buckets and spring mounts , shackles and shocks must
be in stock location, no shorting or lengthening of stock steering
components or suspension components except lengthening or shorting
the steering shaft to fit to the driver , may use aftermarket
tubular upper control arms, and may run racing shocks but must have
stock style mounting ends, no heim ended shocks, stock replacement
or aftermarket ball joints , a-arm bushings, trailing arm bushings ,
spring shackles are ok, but no off set bushings, no swapping of
front or rear clips off of different type of cars, for example No
Chevelle clips on Camero, no Mustang with cougar front clip etc, car
can be re-clipped if it has been wrecked, but from a car from the
same make and model and must be put back to factory spec, Camero to
Camero, Monte Carlo to Monte Carlo, Mustang to Mustang no exceptions
12. No sharp or rough edges allowed on any exterior part of car.
13. No fuel lines inside of car. All fuel lines must be run under
car or floor pan. 14. All flywheel type cars must have a 180-degree
blow proof housing or shatter proof shield with minimum 1/8-inch
15. All open tube drive shafts must have a safety strap or chain of
360 degrees and must be painted white.
16. All fabrics, upholstery, windows and glass, door hardware and
dash instruments must be removed from car. All exterior chrome and
decorations such as hood ornaments, mirrors, antenna, and outside
door handles must be removed (except for front and rear bumpers).
17. All cars will have front and rear bumpers at a reasonable height
and extend beyond the body for pushing and must have a chain or
steel loop device attached to the hook up. Front hoop can be braced
18. Approved racing helmets mandatory. Helmets must have a "snell"
rating. FIRESUITS ARE MANDATORY IN ALL CLASSES!!!
19. Appearance rule will be in effect at managementís discretion.
All cars must be painted and have a reasonable appearance with
contrasting number on side and top of car large enough (2' X 20")
for lap counter to distinguish from the officials box. Also, a
small number should be painted on the bottom of trunk lid. Numbers
are assigned by lap counter only.
20. Race position will be posted in the pit area. It is the
driverís responsibility to know his position. All races will be
aligned in the pit area. Drivers will be called to line up in pit
area designated by pit steward. Qualified cars are to be in correct
line up and ready to start the event before entering the racetrack
or pit steward is empowered to place a car at the back of line up or
21. When the front row or cars is properly lined up the start will
be official only upon the flagman signaling with the green flag.
The race will start in the number four turn with the pole car
sitting the pace, which shall be consistent with track conditions
and is required to keep the field in formation. The steward or
flagman shall be empowered to disqualify or penalize any drive
violating this rule. When green flag drops the race has officially
22. If the race is re-started, all cars return to their original
positions. Any car for which a yellow or red flag is thrown will go
to the rear. Then the race will be re-aligned according to the way
they crossed the finish line during the last completed lap. A red
flag means stop and hold position. A yellow flag means caution. WE
DO NOT RACE TO THE YELLOW FLAG.
23. If a car is involved in a spin or accident twice in one race,
that car will be disqualified for that race, at the flag mans
discretion. If a car causes a spin or accident and he spins out
himself, he will be put to the rear. If an accident happens and no
official can tell what car caused it, we will stop the race and line
the cars back like they were before the accident.
24. ANY DISPUTES OR PROTEST must be made at the flag stand before
leaving the track after the feature race. NO EXCEPTIONS. Only the
car driver will be allowed to protest. Any unauthorized
participant, including pit crew members, entering flag man's stand,
lap counter's booth or announcer's booth will be disqualified and
lose points and money for the entire program. Driver is responsible
for crewmembers and spouses. Any person causing or becoming
involved in any un-sportsman like behavior, including stopping on
the track to argue, will be suspended from the track for a length of
time set forth by management. Fighting will cause you to get put in
jail with a fine, PLUS a suspension from the Speedway. The first
suspension will be for two (2) weeks; the second will be for the
remainder of the season. The officers on duty are given the right
by management and State of Arkansas to enforce the rules and
regulations of the race track as well as county, state and federal
25. NO BEER OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR INTOXICANTS OF ANY KIND WILL
BE PERMITTED OR TOLERATED ON THE ENTIRE PREMISES DURING THE RACE
PROGRAM. This includes the last race of the evening. To do so is
an automatic disqualification of the car, eviction from the pits and
loss of money and points. At the discretion of the officer on duty,
anyone who is found intoxicated on track premises will be arrested.
26. There will be absolutely no racecars, tow trucks, or pit crews
in the infield unless asked by track officials.
27. A black flag will be given to any car not able to run safely
(example: dragging loose parts or leaking fluid), any car not at
racing speed, any car with excessive smoking, and any car
deliberately driving rough. These are all at the flag mans
discretion. Spinning around in the infield, any hand language or
profanity to any track official will result in a black flag. A
black flag will be given to a car twice. If a driver ignores the
flag, the race may be stopped and the offender put off the track.
This is un-sportsmanlike conduct and will be ground for suspension.
NOT SEEING THE FLAG IS NO EXCUSE. Black flag rule pertains to all
28. Top five (5) cars must weigh after feature race before leaving
the track or car will be disqualified for that race.
29. Special events may be governed by different rules. If so,
amendments will be given either on a flyer for the event or at the
30. A driver's meeting will be called each race night, when this is
called; any driver that does not attend the meeting forfeits any
protest or discussion rights for the night.
31. Any towing vehicles, trailers and racecars are allowed in the
32. It is compulsory for everyone (owners, drivers, mechanics,
officials, and all other persons) who enter the pit area to sign the
Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity agreement. We assume
that you have read one of these forms when you sign it. All items
(tow vehicles, race cars, tools, etc.) are taken into the area at
the owners risk and are not covered by the tracks insurance policy.
33. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a notarized affidavit
consent signed by PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. NO ONE LESS THAN 14
YEARS OF AGE WILL BE ADMITTED WITH OR WITHOUT Speedway management at
the necessary time and will be final.
Speedway and officials reserve the right to refuse entrance to
anyone who refuses to abide by rules and usual policy of conducting
auto racing. NOTE: Any car racing at the Speedway from another
track with minor rule differences may, at managementís discretion,
race one night but will be notified of any necessary modifications
and will have to be legal on the next visit to the Speedway.