May 18, 2016

Fan Info

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Track Info
Size Quarter Mile
Surface Clay
Configuration Oval – 1/4 mile with 75ft wide in the turns and 50ft wide straights.
Year Built 1974
Seating Permanent – 1500
Sanctioned IMCA (International Motor Contest Association) – Since 1985
Parking Free in designated areas
Concessions 1 stands, Coolers Allowed Max 20″L x 15″W x 15″H – NO GLASS BOTTLE/CONTAINERS!
Hours of Operation Saturday – 5pm to 12am – March to October
Cost $15 General Admission, $10 Students 18 and younger & Seniors 65 years, Kids 42” and under are Free. Pits Admission: $30, No Registration Fee.
Policy and Procedures We encourage our Fans to review our Policy and Procedures just as our DriversOwners. Click Here
Rainout Policy If all heat races have been run, we will call it a show. If all heat races are not run, Keep your pit pass or general admission ticket stub. You may use the armband or stub to get in free at one of the regular Saturday Night shows in the next 2 weeks.
Flags
 green Green Start of Race
 yellow Yellow The yellow flag is used when hazardous conditions are present on the track. Once the yellow flag is displayed, drivers cannot advance positions on the track. Laps made under yellow flag conditions do not count in the total number of race laps.
 Red Red The red flag is used when track conditions become too severe for cars to continue circling the track. The red is automatically displayed any time a race car flips.
 Black Black The black flag is a consolation flag, indicating that the driver must report to the pit steward immediately. The black flag is used when a driver violates a track rule or has an safety issue that needs checked before returning to the race.
 White White The white flag indicates there is one lap to go in the race.
 Checker Checkered The checkered flag indicates the race is complete.
  Crossed Flags The flagman will take two furled flags and cross them to indicate to the drivers that the race has reached its halfway point. Half of the scheduled laps have been completed and half of the scheduled laps remain.
       
 Racing Terms
Track Packing After water is applied to the dirt surface just prior to racing, track crews may call upon the help of ‘packer trucks’ to help iron in the racing surface by making several laps with their large tires.  This process is known as track packing.
Hot Laps Otherwise known as practice; these are laps given to a driver at the beginning of a race night, just prior to qualifying.
Heat Race A short distance race (typically 6-10 laps), whose results are used to line up feature events.  For example: drivers finishing 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in a heat race would advance to the A-Feature event; drivers finishing 4th, 5th, and 6th would advance to the B-Feature; and so on…
B-Feature Drivers who failed to transfer to the A-Feature event through their heat race are required to a B-Feature.  This is the last chance for drivers to advance to the A-Feature.  Only the top finishers of the B-Feature will advance.
A-Feature The main event for a racing division is called the A-Feature.  This race is longer in distance, sometimes up to 100 laps in major events.
Pit Area The pit area at Grayson County Speedway is located outside of the racing oval.  This is the working area where teams are located on race night.  An overflow pit area, located behind turns one and two, used on occasion.
Driver Meeting A meeting where drivers and officials meet before a race to discuss the upcoming event, rules, procedures, and any other pertinent information.
Banking Banking is degrees in the corners and degrees on the straightaway
Cushion As race cars continue to make laps around the track, they tend to push loose dirt up the track.  As the dirt gets pushed up higher and higher, a ‘cushion’ of loose dirt develops.  Drivers will often race their cars right up against the cushion.
Invert Often times, heat races or feature events are ‘inverted’ – meaning a select number of cars may have their starting position inverted.  Example: An invert of 8 is drawn for heat races.  This means the top 8 positions in each heat race are inverted – the driver originally scheduled to start first will now start eighth and the driver scheduled to start eighth will start first.