Eagle Track Raceway General Rules
Welcome to the Republic Raceway! We’re all looking forward to an exciting 2020 race season full of new cars, rules, events and people. Our goal as the Racing Association is to provide a great show with attention to safety, for fans and racers alike. As many of you have probably seen, a lot of our rules were out of date. We have all gotten together to update where needed and listen to the members. Please take time to read through the updated rules in order to make the 2020 season the best and safest we can.
Eagle Track Racing Association is not to be held responsible for any harm done to any person or any vehicle in anyway, on the track or in the pits. Rules have been created by the Racing Association to provide a safe and competitive racing facility.
All rules contained herin are under complete control of the Eagle Track association. No rules will be changed unless deemed necessary by the Board of Directors. Safety related rules can be altered, or added at any time. A written notice will be posed on the internet seven days prior to any rule changes or additions going into effect. All rules apply as soon as the car enters the pit area.
Racing Association Membership:
Membership runs from one racing season to the next. Dues must be paid prior to first race to secure your car number. If you don’t want to be a member but still wish to race there will be an extra $20.00 fee.
Driver and car: $50.00 per year
Member no-car: $50.00 per year
Driver/car owner is responsible for maintaining good sportsmanship in the pits and on the track.
As a member of the Racing Association your behavior not only reflects on you, but on the association and track as a unit.
There will be no swearing or disparaging comments about other drivers, pit crew, or board members in anyway. Posts will be removed, as well as your ability to participate on the social media platform, and 10 points will be taken from the driver of which the offender is connected.
1) The flagman has complete control of all racing events.
2) All persons in the Racing Association and/or participating in an event at the Eagle Track Raceway has a strict obligation to convey healthy sportsmanship. Example: language, behavior, personal conduct, etc.
3) NO alcohol or any controlled substances are permitted in the pits during a race. Car owner will be responsible for all persons conduct in the pits, that is associated with their car. Anyone in the pits who is under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol will cause the driver linked to them to be disqualified from that days race.
4) No one under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be permitted in the pits.
5) No race will be run without an ambulance and a firetruck. The president may choose to waive the firetruck requirements down to “adequate fire suppression” for extenuating circumstances. Emergency vehicles will stage in the pits to offer quick response to the emergency as well as safety for themselves.
6) No car will be allowed to compete unless it has passed the safety tech inspection.
7) No distraction of the flagman will be permitted during a race.
8) At least one person must remain with the car while in the staging staging area.
9) Mid-season & championship race days are open to all racers. Season overall champions are only open to members. Placements are determined by points accumulated as a member.
10) Any car that is not in the staging area after being called up will be sent to the back.
11) Only one pit man is permitted on the track during a flagged stop. Only water will be permitted on the track. No gas, wrenches, etc.
12) One restart allowed on all races. In case the race is stopped after one restart, cars will line up double file according to the last lap completed.
13) If your car breaks down, due to mechanical failure or a flat tire you must exit the track at the most convent location to allow other cars to continue.
14) Cars coming back onto the track will wait for the flagman to give the “ok” and will take last position.
15) Anyone who exits their car while on the track for any reason other than fire will be disqualified.
16) Drivers must report any canceled entries to the pit boss.
17)Foul driving (un-sportsman like) will result in a black flag which can’t be appealed.
18) Any car that causes a yellow or red flag will be placed at the back.
19) Any car with loose or dragging parts will be given a mechanical or black flag at the discretion of the flagman.
20) If there is a random weigh in at a race you’re participating in you must weigh in.
21) Upon tech inspection of any kind, the findings from the tech committee are final. Any equipment that the tech committee finds to be illegal, based on the Race Associations rules will be confiscated.
22) Helmet and belts are REQUIRED when you are on the track, including packing the track, national anthem, and when taking kids out on the track during kids day.
23) Transponders are required on all cars. If you don’t have one, one can be rented at the track, rentals are on a first come first serve basis due to limited quantity available.
24) Drivers under the age of 18 years of age must have a signed parent consent form and waiver.
25) Drivers under the age of 16 years of age must be approved and cleared by the Eagle Track Association board members.
26) If a race is stopped due to weather or any other reason, out of The Eagle Track Association’s control, the event will be considered complete if the main event has been started.
27) Each race there will be a safety tech inspection. Random tech inspections will be completed at the desire of the tech committee.
VIOLATIONS of any of the rules will constitute the following
- A) Forfeit points and awarded money for the day
- B) $100.00 fine paid to the Association
- C) Forfeit of entry fees paid that race day
ALL fines will be paid within 7 business days via money order or cash to the Race Association. If fines aren’t paid, driver/car will be suspended till fines are paid. Second violation will double. No Canadian checks.
1) Two way radios are not permitted.
2) Transponders (MYLAPS X2 or TR2) are required. May be purchased at mylaps.com or contact a board member for purchasing options.
3) Raceceiver is required. May be purchased at speedwaymotors.com or highlineperformance.com.
1) Track will be closed at all times other than special work days and scheduled events. If the track is being used during any “closed” times, you will be trespassing.
1) Rookies will be identified by a flag or ribbon.
2) Rookies will start at the back of all races.
3) Rookie status is at the discretion of the Association president.
1) There will be no grace race for safety specs.
2) 1 grace race for raceceivers transponders.
3) 1 grace race for transponders, if one isn’t available for rent.
4) 1 grace race for non-members
1) Helmet: Must be SA 2015 or greater. MUST have a full face shield. In 2025, helmet specs will be re-evaluated and updated.
2) Gloves: Must be fire resistant.
3) Underwear/socks: SFI underwear/socks are strongly suggested but not required.
4) Suits: Must be SFI 3.2 or greater, may be of one or two piece construction with long sleeves, and have all its structural integrity, with no rips or oil/gas spills.
5) Shoes: Must be SFI rated.
6) Neck brace: Must be fire resident.
1) 5 point harness with a quick release.
2) 2” straps suggested; not to exceed 3” strap.
3) SFI rated
4) Must be within 2 years from factory punched dates on SFI tag.
5) Must be securely mounted to the frame and the roll cage.
Release forms must be signed and pit passes must be purchased at the gate PRIOR to entering the pits or you will be escorted to the gates, including officials, tow truck driver, water truck driver, and emergency personnel.
Pit pass: $20.00 over 12 years of age.
1) Every driver is responsible for anyone in their party while in the pits.
2) Any Person that enters the pits must sign a release form prior to doing so.
3) Driver will loose 10 points per person in their party that can’t produce a pit pass.
4) The car owner is responsible for maintaining a clean pit stall.
5) One support vehicle and One trailer are permitted in the pits per entry.
6) Pit speed Limit is 5mph. That includes race cars and all support vehicles. Violators will be placed at the back during their next staging. Excessive speeding in the pits will result in loss of pit privileges for the remainder of the race day.
7) Any car with visible damage must be checked by the tech personnel or the pit boss BEFORE entering the race.
KIDS IN THE PITS:
The pits are a dangerous area. This is a very serious and strict policy, the driver will suffer all consequences for unattended children. There needs to be a capable, competent, responsible adult who signs a release waver for that child to be in the pits. The person who signs the waver becomes the responsible party to make sure the child is kept out of harms way.
1) If you have a child in your party (under 18) the person responsible for that child must fill out a release form for that child prior to the child entering the pits with the responsible party.
2) Any child (under 18), left unattended in the pit area will be escorted with the responsible person to the gate and cause the driver who they are connected, to loose their points and winnings for that day.
1) All cars must be neatly painted.
1) Door number: 2” wide and 11” high in a contrasting colors with your car paint color. Car number must be on both sides of the car.
2) Roof number: 24” high. Adequately wide (24”-33”) depending upon how many digits your number is. Needs to be neat and clear for the tower to read.
1) All glass, with the exception of gauge faces, must be removed.
1) No chrome trim, lights, ornaments or pot metal.
2) Head and tail lights must be removed and holes covered with metal.
1) No mirror of any fashion may be in or on your car.
1) If mounted in driver compartment (area from door to door –front fire wall to rear fuel protection barrier) battery must be in a spill-proof box and well secured with a metal strap or rods.
2) If mounted outside of the driver compartment, battery must be well secured with a metal strap or rods.
3) Covering of batteries with inner tube or other such materials is NOT permitted.
BATTERY KILL SWITCH:
1) Must be easily accessible to driver and emergency personal.
2) Must be marked with a fluorescent color to cue emergency personnel.
1) Racing seat mandatory.
2) Seat must be securely fastened to the frame and the roll cage.
3) Minimum of a 3” clearance between roll cage and top of drivers helmet when belted in.
1) Must have 3 steel braces. Minimum of 1/2”-inch diameter and .095” wall thickness be spaced equally in front of the driver and welded to the top roll cage bar and the dash bar of the roll cage in a vertical manner.
2) Must be covered with a maximum of ½ mesh and of high quality construction.
EXAMPLE OF WINDSHIELD BAR OPTIONS:
1) 16” wide and 2” from the ground on both rear sides.
2) Must extend to the outside of the bumper
3) Must be securely mounted to the car.
4) Mud flaps are subject to tech approval.
5) Mud flaps are not required for IMCA Modifieds.
1) Every car is required to carry a minimum 2.25pound dry chemical fire extinguisher.
2) Inspection on extinguisher must be current.
3) Must be ABC type.
4) Drive must be able to reach extinguisher while belted in.
FUEL AND TANK:
1)Fuel cell mandatory with a metal outer casing and foam inside the bladder.
2)Fuel cell Shall be securely mounted behind the rear axle in the trunk area as far forward as possible.
3) Fuel cell and the framework must be minimum of 10” off the ground at all times.
4) A steel framework welded to the frame rails must be used to mount the fuel cell. The framework must be fabricated from a minimum of 1” x 1” x 0.83” square tubing.
5) Two straps lengthwise and two straps crosswise across to the top of the fuel cell. The material for these straps must be a minimum of 1” x 1” x .083” square tubing or 1 ½ “ x 1/8” steel strapping.
6) Fuel cell must be bolted or welded to the framework.
7) A fuel cell protector bar, made from a minimum 1 ¾ “ x .095” steel tubing is required. The fuel cell protector bar must attach to the frame rails and extend down below the fuel cell with a center car that attaches to the rear frame cross member.
8) Fuel lines must be enclosed in a protected conduit (steel tubing) if run through the drivers compartment.
9) Electric fuel pumps must have an oil pressure cut-off switch.
10) Glass fuel filters are not permitted.
11) Pull back strap or strap on the gas pedal or throttle linkage is required.
12) Pump gasoline or racing fuel is permitted.
1) All cages must be constructed with a minimum .1020 steel round tubing, 1 ¾ ” OD .095” wall 1 ¼ “ OD, .125 wall thickness.
2) Minimum clearance of 3” between the drop of drivers helmet and the top of the roll cage.
3) Roll cages will consist of four uprights with gussets. 2 in front of and behind the driver, boxed in at the top. Rear uprights to be “X’d”. 3 sissy bars on the left side and two sissy bars on the right side.
4) Either front or rear uprights must be braced 2/3 of the height of the roll cage.
5) Roll cage must be welded or bolted securely to the frame.
6) All welds in main cage must be gusseted.
7) Cars with uni-bodies must be reinforced in the rocker panel area.
8) Roll cage padding is required in the drivers compartment.
9) Roll cage must have 1 1/4” bar in the center of cage at the window opening.
1) All cars are required to have a minimum of 3 working brakes, resulting in 4 skidding tires.
2) Brake lights optional.
1) Any NHRA or NASCAR approved explosion-proof bell housing mandatory.
2) Must be constructed of 1/8” steel plate.
3) Must cover a minimum of 180 degrees of the top of the bell housing and be securely fastened to the frame or engine.
1) All open drive lines must have a metal strap, 1” in width or a chain 12”of the rear of the transmission.
2) Drive line must be painted white.
1) All Flags will be final.
2) No one is permitted to approach the flagman, lap counter or the announcers stand at any time. If an appeal needs to be made please contact a member of the board to start your official appeal process.
3) All flag violations are listed under each flag description.
Red & Yellow—-Complete restart
White————-One lap remains
Blue & Yellow—Mechanical/Go to the pits
Black—————-Disqualified/Go to the pits
Start or restart of the race. Passing not permitted until the green flag has been displayed. Any driver who passes prior to the green flag being displayed will receive a black flag and be disqualified.
Red & Yellow Flag:
Complete restart of the race at the discretion of the flagman. Line up in original starting positions.
Caution. Reduce speed. Restart position will be determined by the position completed on the last lap prior to the yellow flag being displayed. Car/cars causing the yellow flag will be places in the last position/positions. Laps under a caution will not be counted. Any car who enters the pits under caution and returns will be placed at the back during restart. No member of any pit crew will be permitted onto the race track to contact any car or driver while the yellow flag is displayed. Violators may loose on lap and/or a $25 fine for that car.
Reduce speed immediately and come to a complete stop on the edge of the track. Any car that passes a red flag and continues at race speed will be disqualified or placed at the back at the flagman’s discretion. Restart position is determined by each cars position on the last completed lap prior the red flag being displayed. Car/cars causing the red flag will be placed at the back of at discretion of the flagman. One member of each pit crew may go onto the track while there is a red flag being displayed, for the purpose of water only. Pit member must enter through exit road. Any car that enters the pits while the red flag is displayed will loose one lap.
Black Flag Furled:
Warning to driver. You are doing something for which you could be disqualified. You will get one “warning”, furled black flag. Second violation will result in a disqualification.
Disqualification for the remainder of the days races. Return to the pits immediately.
Reasons for a black flag are as follows: deliberate wrecking, foul driving, unnecessary bumping, crowding, or chopping, or if a car is unsafe in anyway to other competitors. All judgments are at the discretion of the flagman and are final.
Start of lap.
During the drivers meeting if any special flags will be used during the race, they will be explained at that time.
2) Super Stock
1) Group time trials.
2) 3-5 cars, (depending on car count) will be on the track at a time.
3) 3 lap time trail, with the fastest of your 3 laps being your qualifying time.
1) 4 cars to constitute a race.
2) Parade lap will be a double row tight formation.
Events: Heats, Trophy Dashes, then the Mains.
Watering: Races can be stopped at anytime at the direction of the flagman to apply water to the track.
1) 8 lap heat.
2) Maximum of 8 entries per heat, if car count exceeds 8, there will be an “A” & “B” heat.
3) The first 2 finishers in each class heat race will compete in the trophy dash. If car count exceeds 24, a dash elimination race will be required.
1) Only applies if the car count exceeds 24 in any given class.
2) There will be a 5 lap elimination race with the top 6 finishers, the top 4 placing cars go onto the trophy dash.
1) Top 4 finishers in each class will race in the trophy dash.
2) Fastest car in front.
3) 1 trophy dash per class.
1) One main race per class. Lap number may be reduced, do to safety factors. 40 lap mains will be paused at the 25 lap to water the track and allow pit time for racers.
2) 25 lap mains for Saturday races.
3) 40 lap mains for Sunday races with a “pit stop” at the 25 lap mark. During your pit stop, only fuel and radiator spray down are permitted. Drivers must line up in order in the staging area and be prepared to continue the main.
4) Inverted Field
5) Pass points will be added to your final score (if you start in 10th and place 5th you will earn 5 passing points). No pass points will be awarded if driver did not participate in qualifying or pill drop, depending upon race day.
1) $5.00 entry fee be paid, waiver must be signed and pit pass must be purchased at the front gate.
2) Driver of the Powder puff race must remain in the pits for the race day.
3) 4 racers to constitute a race.
4) 10 laps.
5) If driver is racing for points they must be an Association member.
1) $5.00 entry fee must be paid, waiver must be signed and pit pass must be purchased at the front gate.
2) Driver of the mechanics race must remain the pits for the race day.
3) 4 racers to constitute a race.
4) 10 laps.
5) If driver is racing for points they must be an Association member.
All restarts will double file, all cars nose to tail, until green flag is displayed.
1) Start position is determined by time trial, with the exception of the main which will be an inverted field. Late comers and rookies will be placed at the back.
2) Special event days will be pill drop only.
Only Association car members can earn points. Points are awarded by finish placing members. For example: Association member finishes 3rd, behind 2 non-members, the Association member will place 1st in points but receive 3rd place pay out.
Passing———-1 point per pass in the Mains only.
There will be a season champion in each class based on total points earned by member cars. All member cars will receive points in any race if they completed at least 1 lap. Position will be determined by the most laps completed when multiple do not finish.
Purse will be determined by the number of paid entries, car entries, and sponsors.
APPEALS & PROTESTS:
1) Person submitting an appeal or protest must be in good standings.
2) The car in question will not receive any prizes from that race day until the inspection is complete and the car is deemed legal.
3) Appeals and protested must be submitted in writing with a $250.00 tear down fee enclosed to the Pit boss.
4) Must be the driver in the same event & class making the appeal or protest .
5) Pit boss will communicate the appeal or protest with the flagman, the Association Members as a unit.
6) The Association president has the final say.
7) $100.00 fine will be given and you will be escorted to the gate if there is harassing of anyone working the race, while you or any member of your crew try to convey your appeal or protest.
8) All appeals and protests must be made within 15 minutes of the last race of the day.
9) Once an appeal or protest has been made, it is final and will be investigated.
10) Tear down will take place immediately following the last race of the day.
11) During tear down only the tech/safety committee, 1 car owner and 1 driver of the car being inspected and 1 protester may be present.
12) If the car that is being inspected is deemed legal, that car receives the $250.00. If the car in question is deemed illegal the Association will split the $250.00, 50/50 with the driver that requested the appeal/protest.
13) Upon the car in question being deemed illegal, all points and prizes for that race day will be lost as well as a suspension from the next race day.
14) Failure to produce a car for inspection at the end of the race day will result in the loss of all prizes earned in that race day as well as all accumulated points for the season.
1) Written request handed to the Pit boss, for a visible inspection is required.
2) No fee for a visible inspections.
1) Any driver may be banned from the track for one or more seasons, for hazardous driving.
2) Board members will consider the drivers experience and behavior behind the wheel.
3) Requires a majority vote from the Association board.