MCS General Facility. Race Equip. Racing & Conduct Rules & Regulations.
These rules will become effective and enforceable as of the date of this
publication and will constitute the rules and regulations that shall govern the
conduct of all racing events.
All car owners, drivers, sponsors, crew members, and any and all persons
involved in any way in any racing event shall be deemed to have read,
understood, and agreed to comply with these rules, and any and all
amendments, supplements, and /or revisions that may be implemented. The
rules and any amendments can have an effect on your safely and the safety
of our patrons. It IS:, therefore, recommended that all above listed entities
read this book carefully to assure familiarity with the rules and regulations
contained herein. The rules and regulations as set forth herein are intended
to establish minimum acceptable standards and requirements for all racing
events. No expressed or implied warranties of safety shall result from the
publication 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 participants, spectators, or others.
MCS expects and requires that all who enter this facility conduct themselves
in a respectable and professional manner and display proper sportsmanship.
All actions and activities deemed to be detrimental:, including but not limited
to:, the use of verbal and physical abuse7 profanity, or threats against MCS
management7 staff, officials7 and/or employees will not be tolerated and
. violators will be dealt with accordingly.
Do not threatening an official, including verbal, physical, and any hand or
Any individual attempting, inflicting, or threatening physical abuse to, or in
any way harrassing another individual while on the premises of MCS will be
barred from the facility.
Drivers shall be held responsible for actions of all those associated with
his/her car, including but not limited to, car owners, sponsors, crew, family
members, wives and girlfriends, husbands and boyfriends and will be
Absolutely no consumption of any alcoholic beverages or the use of illegal
drugs in the pit area will be tolerated by anyone participating in the
scheduled race event as a crew member or driver.
On any given race date, a person's pit area will be considered his private
domain, and he has the right to defend it as though it were his own
properly. If you enter another person's pit area without permission, you will
be subject to removal from MCS for the rest of that race date. This also
applies when vehicle is parked in the infield, staging area or disabled on the
FIGHTING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
Rough driving will not be tolerated.
ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH A CAR GOING ONTO THE STARTER'S STAND OR
SCORING BOOTH UNINVITED, WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY SUSPENDED.
ALL CALLS WILL BE JUDGEMENT CALLS BY TRACK OFFICIALS AND THEY
WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING
INTERPRETATION OF RULES
The interpretation and application of all rules contained herein as well as all
amendments, supplements and revisions that may be implemented shall be
at the sole discretion of the MCS management and officials and shall be final
We will attempt to not make any changes in rule book for the entire
season. In the case that an amendment Is necessary and implemented,
everyone In that class will be given an amendment the first week available
and you will sign that you received It. After that first week, the amendment
will be on file In pit office for you to get. We arf' not responsible if you do not
ask race director for the amendments.
In the absence of a specific rule to cover a given point of situation, MCS
management and officials reserve the right In all such instances to make a
final judgment and ruling which will be binding. Therefore, you should
understand the MCS Interpretation. That is the Interpretation which governs
whether you get paid or not.
The absence of a specific rule does not Imply approval, consent, or
permission regarding that subject. Any questions or doubts regarding such
matters should be directed to MCS management and officials.
MCS the right to change, alter, revise, amend11 or delete any rules, or to add a
rule or rules at any time.
Management and officials of MCS will answer questions and explain the
Interpretation of the rules and associated penalties issued to any owner or
driver who inquires, but NOT during a time that races are being
conducted. Such discussions must be held following the conclusion of all
events and will not be conducted during the course of the running of the
racing program. Race Director will be available In the Main Scoring Tower
for 15 minutes after the conclusion of the last racing event.
IT IS THE BURDEN ON THE COMPETITOR TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE
RULES AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES OF MCS. IT IS THE DRIVER'S
RESPONSIBLITY TO ATTEND THE DRIVER'S MEETING.
RULE BOOK 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. These rules shall govern the condition of all
events, and 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 THE PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH
THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended entirely as a guide
for the conduct of the sport and in no way guarantee against injury or death
to any participant, spectator or official.
The race director or Head Tech Inspector shall be empowered to permit
reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or
impose any further restrictions that in their opinion do not alter the minimum
acceptable requirements. AND EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH AL TERA TIONS OR DEV/A TIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the
officials and is final and binding.
On occasion when situations arise that are not covered by written rules
herein, special rulings may be put into effect by the track officials. Once
such rulings are acted upon, they may become an act of policy and will be
added to the existing rules of procedures.
OFFICIAL FLAG RULES
Green Flag - The green flag indicates the start or restart of a race.
The Flagman starts the race with the pole sitter coming off turn 4. The entire
field must be side-by-side prior to the Green flag drop. Those out of line will
be penalized to the rear of the field upon the next caution flag, or scored in
last place at the finish of the Heat or Feature Race. Re-starts will be a
Delaware restart up to ½ way of the heat or feature race. Beyond ½ way will
be a single file restart. Restarts are started by the race leader with his/her
discretion to fire from the center of turns 3 & 4 around to the original start
line. If the leader hasn't fired by time, they reach the original start line, the
flagman will start the race. All drivers will stay in their starting positions
until either the leader fires or the flagman starts the race. The same penalty will apply if any driver tries to gain an advantage by jumping the start or restart. Drivers will be given 2 opportunities to get it right and if not able to get a clean start, violating drivers will go to the rear of field for the start.
All decisions on this are by Race Director or Flagman and are FINAL and
unappealable. NO PROTESTS ALLOWED.
Yellow Flag - The yellow flag indicates that there is a potentially hazardous
situation on the racing surface.
It requires that all drivers slow down immediately, exercise caution, and
maintain or resume their relative positions in the field. They must maintain a
speed designated by the officials. All cars must assume their positions in
the field as of the last completed green flag lap (with the incident which
precipitated the yellow flag) as designated by the officials.
If the yellow flag is displayed during the first lap, there will be a complete
restart. If it is determined by the Race Director that you were responsible or
contributed to the yellow on the original start, you will not be awarded your
original starting position. You will be placed at the rear of the field. In this
event, all positions left open will be filled by moving cars straight up. You
will no longer get a free caution to improve your start. Should the leader
complete the first lap prior to the yellow flag being displayed, the lap will
count as completed. All laps thereafter will be counted as complete when
one half the competitive field crosses the start/finish line, and cars will be
lined up according to the previous completed lap. Any driver who disregards
or abuses this rule or does not cooperate in the yellow flag procedure is
subject to being penalized.
Red Flag - The red flag requires that all cars come to a complete stop as
soon as safely possible in a safe and cautious manner due to an unsafe
If the red flag is displayed during the first lap there will be a complete restart
unless two-thirds of the field has completed that lap. Should two-thirds
complete the fist lap and the red flag is displayed, the lap will count as
Under no circumstances should the driver, crew, or owner work on the car
when the track is under a RED; this includes the infield.
This will cause the driver and car to be disqualified.
Black Flag - A car receiving the black flag must go immediately to the infield
or pit area.
The scoring of any car, in which the driver ignores the black flag, will be
disqualified and/or suspension or fine may occur.
MOVE OVER FLAG - (Blue with diagonal yellow stripe) This flag means:
"move over'' - you are being lapped by a lead car. Move to the inside. Sprint
car rules explained at driver's meeting.
White Flag - The white flag indicates to each driver that he is starting the
last lap, and also indicates one lap to green.
Checkered Flag - The checkered flag signifies the completion of the event.
GENERAL COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS
IT IS DRIVER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO HA VE A REPRESENTATIVE ATTEND ALL
DRIVERS, CREW MEMBERS AND/OR OWNERS ARE ALLOWED AT DRIVERS
IT IS DRIVER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT CAR HE IS
COMPETING IN MEETS ALL SAFETY AND TECHNICAL RULES AND
REGULATIONS FOR THE CLASS THAT CAR IS COMPETING IN.
IT IS DRIVER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE CAR HAS BEEN
PRESENTED TO TECH PERSONNEL FOR INSPECTION BEFORE ENTERING
ANY RACING EVENT.
PER RACE SAFEFTY TECH IS MANDATORY..
1. Raceceivers or scanners are mandatory in all classes. They are to be
used for all hot laps, heat and feature events. MCS uses the frequency
454.000 for all Raceceiver communications.
2. All Drivers must line up their cars immediately in the proper order in
the staging area when called for their respective races. It is the
driver's responsibility to know his proper starting position. These
positions are posted on the chalkboard by the pit office. Failure to be
in line in the proper positions by the time the field reaches the
starter's stand on the parade lap will result in those cars that are out
of position having to start scratch.
3. If you do not start in the heat in which you are placed, you will not be
qualified to run in the feature. You may only change the heat race if,
and only if, your car is having mechanical difficulty which must be
verified by a track official. (As the driver, you must show the
mechanical problem to the official; at that time, the official will use
his discretion on whether the car is able or unable to make the
scheduled heat race.). If this should occur, you will start in the rear
of the available heat race.
4. All alternates should report to the grid steward in a race ready
condition in sufficient time to be positioned in the starting field. No
alternates will be inserted into the field after the first green flag start.
5. Rough driving will not be tolerated. Penalties will be imposed as
defined in the PENAL TIES section.
6. Under a yellow or red flag condition, cars will be lined up for the
restart in a single file formation in the order in which they were
running, with the exception of the cars which caused the yellow or
red to be displayed.
7. Any driver that causes a delay in a race in the racing program is
subject to immediate disqualificationB.
No one will be allowed to work on a car on the racing surface or the
track apron during a yellow flag condition.
9. Under a red flag conditions a driver may NOT work on his car. No tools,
parts or supplies of any kind will be allowed on the racing surface
during the red flag period. All repairs requiring tools!f parts or supplies
of any kind must be made in the pit area. When the yellow is displayed
and ONLY upon returning to the event, the car must go to the rear of
the field. Tire changing!f refueling!f the addition of oil and/or water and
any and all other servicing of the cars must be done in the pit area.
10. Absolutely no one but the drivers currently competing in the
race!f MCS management and officials and the designated track crews
and emergency personnel will be allowed. Any violator is subject to
immediate ejection from the premises. If it can further be determined
that the violator or violators are associated with a given car or cars!f
the driver or drivers of these cars are also subject to immediate
disqualification!f it, therefore!f benefits all drivers to inform their
owners, crews, sponsors, and anyone else associated with their cars,
which entering the racing surface may result in disqualification.
11. All participants that take the original green flag in the feature
will receive prize money, if they successfully pass tech inspection.
12. Any driver that brings out the yellow or red flag twice in any
regular racing event as a result of an unassisted spin or other problems
will be disqualified from that event.
13. If any car leaves the race surface to work on there equipment
either under green, yellow or red conditions will have to restart at the
rear of the field. No cars will be allowed to re-enter the race surface
under green flag conditions. Each racer will be allowed 2 caution laps
to do a repair (el change a tire) before the race is resumed.
14. Cars must report to staging area when called. If you come to the
area late, you are too late to compete in that event. It is driver's
responsibility to know when his race is lining up and to be there on
time. Sometimes speakers do not work properly, so be aware you need
to have someone check line-up board and pay attention to when to lineup.
15. All car numbers will be assigned by the track statistician.
Numbers must be three-inch block, eighteen inches in height. Numbers
must be painted in a contrasting color to that of the car and on both
sides of the car and on top in order to be read from the scoring stand
which is outside the racing surface. The final decision on the
adequacy of the number will only be allowed at the discretion of track
16. During any race there is to be NO STOPPING on the racetrack
under yellow flag condition; if so, you WILL GO TO THE REAR. Unless
you stop by an official for a brief safety check.
17. All cars must have starters, clutches, and transmissions (with
reverse gear) in proper working order. Sprint cars are excluded from
18. ALL ADDED WEIGHT MUST HAVE MINIMUM 2..-½,, BOLTS, NO
WELDING OR STRAPS. Must be painted white and have car number on
Transponders must be placed: For Sprints on the right rear down
tube. For all others, on the rearmost passenger side downtube on the
20. All persons entering the pit area must sign the voluntary waiver
and release form indemnity agreement. Minors must have a properly
signed release form completed and on file at the raceway prior to pit
entry. Forms are available at raceway office. A copy of minor's birth
certificate must be on file if requested by insurance provider.
21. Anyone injured during the course of the racing program must
notify the track office and provide all required information prior to
leaving the premises on that date in order to be eligible for any
insurance benefits. Notifications made after that will not be accepted
and insurance eligibility will be forfeited. Injuries due to fighting are
not covered under our insurance.Drivers running at excessive speeds
in the pit area as determined at the discretion of the officials, will be
disqualified from all competition for the remainder of the racing
program. Repeat offenses may result in more severe sanctions and
subject to fine and penalty. Pit speed 5 mph.
22. All cars are subject to inspection at any time for any reason,
including but not limited to their compliance with any and all rules.
23. Two-way communication devices are not allowed.
NO monies will be paid until cars are cleared by TECH INSPECTOR ALL
All drivers must complete a driver information form with name, address
and phone number along with emergency contact person.
24. Top five cars in all division's must report to the Tech Shed and
stay until released by the tech inspector. TECH INSPECTOR will
determine method of inspection for any given race.
25. In the event of serious injury of driver or crew members, MCS
Preserves the right to impound all vehicles involved for further
inspection by track officials and law enforcement agencies.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
1. All drivers must wear safety helmets designed for the specific purpose
of racing and carrying at least a Snell 2000 approval Sticker at all
times when driving a race car. All helmets are subject to inspection
and approval by MCS officials at anytime. No D.O. T-.. helmets
allowed. All classes are required to have Snell 2000 sticker.
2. All drivers must wear a fire resistant uniform, fire resistant gloves and
neck brace at all times when driving a race car. All uniforms are
subject to inspection and approval by MCS officials at any time. It is
recommended that all drivers wear a minimum three (3) layer, one piece suit,
fire-protective underwear, protective mask, protective gloves,
protective socks, and protective shoes. Head and Neck restraint
systems are highly recommended for all competitors.
3. Five point mounted seat belts I harness system are mandatory. All
belts and harnesses are subject to inspection and approval by MCS
officials at any time and must meet the following requirements. IT IS
THE Drivers responsibility to check belts for rips, cuts chaffs etc. Belts must
be changed if any of these deterioration or imperfections are discovered upon
inspection. Driver may be disqualified if these
corrections have not been made. Minimum three-inch width must be
worn as tight as possible and must be attached directly to a strong structural
member of the frame or cage. Belts and harness system
must be replaced whenever three years old. All surfaces over which
belts and harness pass must be such that they do not cause the
material to chafe or cut. All helmets and seat belts must be Snell or
"SFI certified. All belts must be dated and be less than three (3) years
4. The battery must be secured in such a manner as to preclude it
breaking loose upon impact. Battery must be mounted in a location
that is protected from direct impact. Must be located inside of frame
rails of car. If located in driver ,s area, battery must have a cover over
the battery box.
5. All hoods, trunk lids and other body pieces must be securely fastened.
A car must start each racing event with the hood, trunk lid and all
other body pieces intact unless these items were lost during the
course of a previous racing event on that race date and that car has
been approved for further competition by the officials.
6. All cars with open drive shafts must have a safety strap. 360 degree
tunnel, minimum of 1/8" thick steel from 2" under front edge of steel to
back of transmission covering shaft and U joint and output flange on
top and both sides down to floor boards. It must be held in place with
a minimum of four (4) 3/B"diameter bolts at bottom to a substantial
cross member. This drive shaft cover must be a solid unit with no
cutaways for lightening purposes.
7. All cars must be equipped with three- or four-wheel brakes in proper
8. Only the driver is allowed to be in the car when it is on the racing
surface for any purpose. No one other than driver is allowed to ride in
or on the car when it is on the racing surface or pit area.
9. All cars must have a cut-off switch within easy reach of the driver and
clearly marked and identified as to the ON and OFF positions.
10. All cars, it will be mandatory to have a bladder fuel cell fastened
to the vehicle properly. Either with straps and bolts supplied by the
tank mfg. or approved straps and fastening. All sprint will run a bladder
tail tank placed in the center between the frame rails.
1 1. All cars will have a required emergency cut off switch located
outside the driver compartment that kills the power to the ignition, fuel
pump, fans etc.
12. A safety screen must be installed in the front windshield area
and must completely fill that area. There must be a minimum 10- inch
windshield opening area. The screen cannot exceed 2-inch
squares. Car must have three bars in front of driver in windshield
13. Cars running alcohol/ Methanol must identify this with an (A)
locked on the driver side of the car with a 3 '' orange letter. (A)
14. Recommended that all cars All cars have contain a track
approved fully charged fire extinguisher in proper working condition
with a current inspection tag. The extinguisher must have a
functioning and readable gauge.
15. There must be no sharp edges on any pieces of the body work or
the bumpers. All corners, edges, and protrusions must be rounded.
16. During the running of any racing event, any car which poses a
potential danger to its driver or to other competitors for any reason, or
is being operated without the care and consideration required to insure
the safety of other competitors, is subject to disqualification.
17. All cars are subject to a safety inspection at any time. Any car
may be disallowed for competition at any time at the discretion of the
officials for safety-oriented discrepancies.
18. Drivers will not unbuckle or get out of their race cars on the
track after a spin out or accident until told to do so by a track official
(unless you are in a life threatening situation such as a fire).
19. Drivers will have helmets on and fastened and seat belts
fastened before entering the racing surface.
20. Any driver with a medical record which is detrimental to himself
or other competitors must furnish medical release from attending
physician. Failure to report any such medical record will void insurance
21 Any car in which driver cannot easily crawl out right side of car
will be required to have an escape hatch above drivers compartment.
Opening for hatch must be big enough for driver to come straight out
without squeezing or turning sideways.
22. No tire softeners, treatments or chemicals which alter softness
of rubber allowed on any tires in any racing divisions.
No soaking or pre-heating of tires. No chemicals of any type to be put on or
inside of tires except oxygen or nitrogen.
23. NO monies will be paid until cars are cleared by TECH
INSPECTOR ALL RACING DIVISIONS.
All drivers must complete a driver information form with name address
and phone number along with emergency contact person.
24. Full containment race seats recommended.