Grayson County Speedway
1. Grayson County Speedway reserves the right to change the program or rules at anytime for the improvement of safety and the racing program. Where no rules apply, common sense and good judgment will apply. All decisions of an irregular type will be made by Grayson County Speedway officials and discussed in their entirety before a decision is made.
2. The driver shall be the spokesman for the car owner and the pit crew in any and all matters pertaining to the race, the driver only shall take part in any arbitration with the officials in charge.
3. Refusal of any owner, driver or pitman to abide by the set rules and the usual policy of conducting auto races will be grounds for the officials to refuse to let such person or car take part in the race program and/or penalties as management sees fit.
4. Drinking of intoxicating beverages by a driver or his pit crew on racing premises in advance of, or while competing in any program is strictly forbidden. Any person who shows evidence of having partaken of alcoholic beverages will be required to leave the premises immediately and may be subject to a fine of no less than $ 200.00. Use of illegal drugs at any time shall be cause for immediate, indefinite suspension and/ or fine no less than $ 200.00. Glass containers are not allowed on the Grayson County Speedway property. Repeated glass being found in your pit spot is grounds for a fine.
5. No person shall subject any official or employee to abuse or improper language at any time. VERBAL ASSAULT by anyone on the flagman, or any track official, or employee, will result in loss of purse, up to a $200.00 fine and may be required to leave the premises immediately.
6. 14. PHYSICAL ASSAULT by anyone on the flagman, or any track official, or employee, will result in loss of purse, a $300.00 fine and a free ride to jail with charges. You will also be barred from racing at GCS for the rest of the season or longer. This will NOT be tolerated. We want and need everyone to make this racetrack successful. However, if you cannot come to race and have fun or you want to argue and fight, JUST STAY HOME! We don’t need this and we will not have it.
7. No participant shall participate in fights in the pits or on racing premises at any time. YOU WILL BE fined $200, suspended 2 weeks, and get a free ride to jail with charges. If you go to someone’s pit, you are in the wrong, every time, period.
8. Any disorderly conduct to include fighting, bad language, unusual or inappropriate behavior, or intentional destruction of cars or equipment will cause suspension from premises for length of time deemed necessary by Grayson County Speedway officials. Once suspended, and individual may be required to post a cash bond or fine before being allowed to return.
9. If a driver is barred for bad conduct, his car may also be barred for the same period of time.
10. No firearms are allowed within the confines of Grayson County Speedway.
11. Anyone carrying lug wrenches, jack handles, or club like objects who are not in the immediate area of their car is subject to permanent barring.
12. The patrolmen on duty are given the right by management to enforce the rules and regulations of Grayson County Speedway as well as all county, state and federal laws. Do not argue with them. GCS will stand behind them every time.
13. Owners and/or drivers will be responsible for the conduct of their pit crew and/or any person signing in with their car. Police your own crew, family, children and friends. Keep track of them. They are not allowed on the private personal property surrounding the track, especially the property behind and beside the track. People found in these areas will be escorted off of the entire premises for the remainder of the event. The pit area is NOT a playground! Parents must be responsible for their own children.
14. RESTRICTED AREAS: Insurance does not permit participants in restricted areas. Stay behind secondary fences or you will get your car black-flagged. DO NOT go by the ambulance, wreckers or push vehicles off the top of turn 4. This area is for emergency vehicles only (NOT FOR SPECTATOR USE).
15 This is not a racetrack for the 4-wheelers, golf cars or pit bikes. These vehicles are a convenience for you. Do not abuse the privilege of bringing them or you will lose the privilege. Speed limit for the pit area is 5 miles per hour. Do not let your kids play on the vehicles. If you speed in the pits, you will be disqualified. This is for everyone’s protection. We will not have anyone hurt or killed due to your ignorance.
16. Any unauthorized participant or family entering the judges stand, announcers booth or flag man’s stand will be disqualified and lose all points and money for the entire program, fined, and suspended for a length of time deemed necessary by Grayson County Speedway officials.
17. Management is not responsible for accidents of any nature, or damages incurred, or for loss by theft, while on the premises of Grayson County Speedway.
18. Only one (1) towing vehicle per trailer and racecar allowed in the pit area.
19. Every driver is responsible for his or her starting position in each race. Pit steward will not individually notify drivers. Your line up will be posted at the pit shack. It is your responsibility to be in staging area and lined up. Races will run promptly. Be lined up on time or miss your race.
20. Any member, driver, owner, pit crewman of any car who deliberately obstructs any racecar will bring disqualification of the entire crew for the season. All money for the night and points for the season will be forfeited.
21. Pit meetings start before the races, and all drivers are required to attend. All cars not at track and signed in 60 minutes prior to start of event will start heat from the rear. If you miss the pit meeting, do not question any part of the program or calls made during the program. The meeting is for your benefit.
22. All cars will help pack the track, or will start on the back. If your car is unable to pack the track due to mechanical problems that is fine: however do not have problems every week. Pit boss or track official must OK this before you get off the hook.
23. No trial runs unless the track is open for it. Get permission first. No hot lapping behind any race that is taking place.
24. Each car must be able to start on it’s own power on entering the pits each night.
25. All cars will be subject to inspection at anytime, for compliance with the rules.
26. All cars will have stock firing order (except IMCA modified, see their rules)
27. At the discretion of GCS officials, any car can be disqualified for the sake of appearance or safety.
28. Pits must be cleared as soon as possible after the last race. Lights will be turned off shortly after the last race is finished. No one will play on the track after the night’s races have concluded without permission. Otherwise, the light will be turned off when the announcer’s booth is cleared. As a courtesy to our neighbors, no racecar should be fired any more than 1 hour after the last race. Get the cars on the trailer, then sit and talk with your friends.
29. LINE UPS—Lineups are your responsibility! If you are not lined up and ready to go, you will miss your race or start on the back. NO EXCEPTIONS! You will be given one lap around the track and will start the race the next time around. Be lined up and ready. If you cause a delay on the start, you will be put on the back. *Once the race is posted, all move ups will be straight up, no crisscross.
30. The racing director or starter has the authority to start any event whether all cars called to the track are ready or not. Any car that does not take his position when called will be scratched. No car may enter the race after 1st completed lap.
31. Rain Out Policy – If all heat races have been completed it is considered a race program. If all heat races have not been completed, Keep your tickets and pit passes and they will be honored at the next regular scheduled race.
32. Any heat that is 76% completed and stopped may be considered a race; back to the last completed lap for the finished results. Payoff will be the same as the last completed lap. The race is over, regardless the number of laps, when the checkered flag is given. Except the feature race will be 100% completed.
33. In the heat race, if the race is stopped for you alone you will go to the pits. If more than one car is involved in the caution flag then both cars will start on the rear. At official’s discretion, a driver may be given his spot back if he was clearly the victim of rough driving.
34. On start of feature if someone spins out after the green flag drops rule #33 will apply
35. In any race if the caution flag goes out for you more than once, for any reason rule #33 will apply
36. Jump start:
Cars will be side-by-side, nose to tail at the designated start point. It is the responsibility of both the inside and outside lead cars to be side by side at the start point.
First uneven start will cause a restart. (Warning)
The second time both cars (inside and outside) will go to the back.
No passing until the designated spot.
37. Restart procedures:
Ten (10) or less: single file restart; lead car in front
Eleven (11) or more: double file restart; lead car in front
If a race drags on, we will go back to single file at the flagman’s discretion.
38. Special events may be governed by different rules and rule changes. If so, amendments to these rules will be issued to the drivers.
39. The judges and starters decisions are final in all cases.
40. If for any reason you are barred. At the discretion of the speedway, your car may also be barred for this duration. You will not be allowed on the premises of Grayson County Speedway for the duration of your term. Rainouts do not count. No exceptions.
41. Any protested car found illegal will be docked 35 Grayson County Speedway Points and loose all money, and points earned that night.
42. PROTEST FEES: In the event the protested car is found illegal then 75% of the protest fee shall be returned to the protestant. In the event the car is found legal for items protested, then 75% of the protest deposit shall be paid to the car owner or driver of the protested car. In either case 25% of the total protest fee shall be retained by G.C.S. for expenses or additional administrative time.
43. Motor claims will be governed by IMCA rules except where noted in class specific rules.
44. Muffler Rule: ALL cars will be required to run mufflers. Modifieds and Southern SportMods will be required to run IMCA # 609. Any car that registers 98 dB or higher when measured from the scoring stand will be disqualified. Cars will be measured on the back strait. NO EXCUSES IF MUFFLER IS TOO LOUD. IT’S MUFFLER OR NO RACE TRACK.
45. No working on racecar during races, official may remove something for safety. (ie. fender, etc.) If official removes something for safety, you go to the back.
46. All drivers must understand the flags. Failure to obey the flagman will bring disqualification. The flagman’s decision will be final during any event. Failure to see the flag will not be considered an excuse. Any argument concerning his decision may result in disqualification for that race program.
Green Flag– Start of Race
White Flag –One lap to Finish
Checkered Flag –End of Race
Yellow Flag –Slow, Don’t pass. Prepare for a restart. There is danger on track.
Red Flag- Slow to a stop immediately, Emergency vehicles are entering the track. Pull to a safe place on the infield.
Black Flag –Disqualification, go to the pits.
Rolled-up BLACK is a 1-time warning for an observed offence. YOU BETTER STOP THE OFFENCE OR BE “BLACK FLAGGED”.
Blue and Yellow flag– Move over
47. BLACK FLAGS—We DO have black flags and will use them. If you drive over your head and take someone out, you will go to the pits. If there is a hazard or rough driving you will be given the black flag and will not be scored.
48. ROUGH DRIVING—Rough driving WILL NOT be tolerated. Clean up your driving, and keep it clean, or get black-flagged.
49. Driver will not un-strap and get out of the car during races on the track unless there is a fire, extended red-flag, a track official asks him to get out, or medical emergency. If the driver gets out of his car under any condition not listed above, he will be black-flagged for that race resulting in disqualification.
50. If car looses power in a race pull into the center of the infield so the race can continue.
51. If you disagree with a decision the flagman has made do not come to the flag stand.
52. If you need to speak to the flagman wait until all races have ended. Give yourself some time to cool off and speak with a civil tone. Be smart.
1. Cars must be painted in colors that contrast with the number. Example: Dark Colored car with light legible colored numbers.
2. Numbers should be a bright contrasting color. All cars must be numbered and no letters. Numbers on car must be at least eighteen inches (18″) high and two inches (2″) thick. They must be on both doors, trunk and on TOP OF CAR. Legible to the scorers or will be asked to change them. If scorers are unable to read your number, you will not be counted in laps.
3. No duplicate numbers. Out of town cars that have duplicate numbers will be assigned another number for that night.
1. All cars should have a working fire extinguisher in drivers reach.
2. The track director may at any time require a physical examination of any driver before he/she is allowed to compete.
3. All drivers when on the track at anytime must wear an approved racing helmet and safety belt and shoulder harness buckled.
4. Helmets must be of approved type, full coverage and designed for auto racing.
5. Each and every car must be equipped with a three-inch (3″) nylon, metal-to-metal buckle, quick release, safety belt and three-inch (3″) shoulder harness to be secured around frame and role cage and fastened by chain or cable. No chest or breast belts to be used.
6. All class drivers must have and wear a neck brace, arm restraints or window net, and fire retardant driving suit, racing type shoes, and gloves. This is mandatory. Non-IMCA cars must run window net.
7. All DRIVESHAFTS must be painted WHITE and must be LOOPED at the front. Minimum of one-quarter inch (1/4″) steel one inch (1″) wide.
8. All drivers must stay in their cars as long as the race is going and until the appropriate flag is out.
9. All weights must be secured by a minimum of two (2) ½ inch bolts in a secure manor.
10. A safety firewall is required between gas tank and driver. Must pass safety inspection.
11. All batteries must be covered with rubber and securely fastened to the frame (bolted) and must not be in the same compartment as the driver.
12. All cars must have four (4) wheel working brakes that are capable of sliding all four tires upon inspection unless class rules specify differently. Brakes will automatically be checked upon any protest for any item. No cutoff valves allowed. IMCA per their rules. No floating brake systems.
13. All cars must have a working reverse.
14. All cars must be equipped with a throttle closing spring at the carburetor.
15. All cars must have bars of no less than one-quarter inch (1/4″) diameter in windshield area in front of the driver.
16. Steel Door Plate, 18 gauge or .049- inch minimum thickness, must be securely welded to outside of door bars and cover the area from top door bar to bottom door bar and from rear down hoop to five (5) inches in front of seat. Must be visible for inspection.
17. No traction control devices of any kind will be allowed in any class. If caught with one, you will be fined $1000 dollars, all points and money for the night will be lost, plus track and season points (up to and including that night) will be lost, plus two (2) weeks suspension from the track.
18. If car or chassis is damaged in competition and cannot be repaired per track rules it will not be allowed to continue. Check with track officials for repair and decision will be made and recorded.
19. THE TRACK ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFETY OF RACE CARS.
20. Fuel tank caps with aircraft style locks are recommended. They are required in IMCA classes.
1. REGISTERING CARS: Car owners must register their car numbers with Greg Cooper (661)205-9933 for 1099 purposes. Registration fee is $25.00. No car will be registered until the registration fee is paid in full, prior to any race. If you are registered as owner and change drivers during the year, you must register the new driver and pay all fees and receive a new number prior to any race (the original car number stays with the original driver in same class). If the driver goes to another class his number could be changed. If we are not notified of this change in drivers, he/she will not be able to collect the money won without a pay card. If a driver change happens, and we are not notified, all tax statements will be sent to the owner of the car. Registration Form
A. Every driver that drives in more than one class will be required to register car and buy a pay card for each car plus on each night be required to buy a pit pass for each car.
B. Collecting your winnings:
a. You must present your pay card every time. No excuses!
b. No card – No pay – until you get your pay card.
c. The pay card must be the same name as on the race pay sheet.
C. Cars that appear for a race program and have not registered and have a duplicate number will be assigned a number and changed, for reason of scoring points. Registration, pay card is $25.00.
D. Pit Parking: Anyone who bought a parking spot the previous year and was not there at least one half of that season, his or her spot will not be held open. If you are barred for the season, your pit spot is automatically surrendered back to the track for resale.
2. PIT ARM BANDS: Pit armbands must be worn on the right arm and visible at all times. Anyone found guilty of letting unauthorized persons (those not signed in on insurance sheet) use his or her armbands will be dealt with severely. Any person wanting to meet you in the pit area before the races have ended must have a pit pass.
A. Passes will be strictly enforced.
Pass not transferable. Identification may be required every time, please be prepared, in case the person does not know who you are. If the pass is on another person, the pass will be confiscated and you will loose the privilege of the pass altogether.
3. All drivers must be at least 12 years of age (proof of age required). Drivers under 18 years of age must have a signed and notarized parental consent form by parents or legal guardians (guardianship papers required) and said document must be in the hands of the track official before participation of said individual will be allowed.
4. MINOR RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: Those under 18 years of age (proof of age required) must have a form filled out completely by both natural parents or legal guardians (guardianship papers required) in the presence of a notary. The form must have the seal of the notary before the minor will be allowed to enter the pit area. The form will be on file with the Grayson County Speedway officials. Insurance does not cover anyone under the age of 18 without this completed form. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
5. Insurance Benefits: It is compulsory that all race car owners, drivers, mechanics, officials and all others who enter the pit area and will read and acknowledge by signature on the form releasing Grayson County Speedway and/or sanctioning body from any claim for personal injury, damages or loss of any personal equipment. To include tow cars, tools, push cars, ambulances, welders, etc.
6. INJURY: Any person sustaining injury in the competition area must report the injury to the front ticket booth officials within 15 minutes after the accident. All pit crew should be advised of this. Failure to do so could void your insurance benefits. Be sure that someone fills out insurance form that night.
7. Track officials reserve the right to refuse entrance to any car, driver, owner or any other person or persons to the pit area, infield or grandstands.
8. No duplicate numbers. Out of town cars that have duplicate numbers will be assigned another number for that night.
9. Points and awards will accrue in driver’s name and number in each class. Once a number has been issued to a driver that will be his or her number for the entire season, in that class. If the driver chooses to change cars he must use his issued number. In the event two different drivers drive the same car, each driver will be required to pay the registration fee in order to receive a pay card and number. Any driver caught driving a car he is not registered for, neither he nor the registered driver will receive any points or money that night. Any driver changes in any car with out notification to lappers will receive no money or points or anything for the night.
10. Any car changes must be done before signing in at the pit shack and confirmed with the official on duty. Once cars are signed in at the pit shack there will be no changes. Whatever car you qualify in, you run the rest of the night in. This includes IMCA classes
11. If a driver misses two (2) consecutive weeks (excluding rainouts), upon his/her return shall be treated as a new car for the first week he/she returns.
12. Awards will be awarded to the top 10 drivers in each class at the end of the race season.
13. The pay out window will close one (1) hour after the completion of the last race of the evening. Pay for the night must be picked up within two (2) weeks or it will be forfeited.