2013 Small Car Saturday
General, Procedural and Divisional Rules
SECTION 1 - FORWARD
1.1 Dunn Hill 2 Speedway
(Herein referred to as “DH2”) and/or it's officials reserve the
right to reject any kart, car, driver, race team, or individual
without cause or recourse.
1.2 Only race cars and one (1)
authorized tow vehicle per racing car are permitted in the pit
area during the running of the races UNLESS AN EXCEPTION IS
GRANTED BY THE TRACK DIRECTOR. ATV's brought for the purpose of
push starting cars will be permitted, but must be operated in a
SAFE manner. Anyone operating an ATV in an irresponsible manner
will be parked. All other vehicles must be parked in the
spectator parking area. Vehicles including towing equipment,
wreckers, push trucks, ATVs and all other equipment located in
the pit area or restricted area are NOT covered by insurance.
1.3 By purchasing a pit pass,
every person who enters into the pit area, racing area, or
participates in competition sanctioned or promoted by does
acknowledge, represent and warrant that he or she has read,
understands and agrees to abide by the rules in their entirety.
Application or permission to participate or enter the grounds
shall constitute acceptance of the same.
1.4 Each person that enters
into the pit and racing area must secure a competitor's permit
for that particular race and sign the track release form in
order to be eligible for track insurance benefits. Payment for
the competitor's permit is required prior to entering pits at
each race. The permits are nontransferable and must be displayed
at all times in the pit and racing areas.
1.5 Any injuries suffered
during a race event MUST be reported to the ambulance crew and
pit office manager and documented PRIOR to leaving the track
grounds to be covered. Even if you are suffering minor aches, if
you feel there is any chance it may develop into a problem
YOU MUST HAVE IT DOCUMENTED WITH THE
TRACK INSURANCE BEFORE LEAVING. IF NOT YOU WILL NOT BE COVERED!
1.6 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. Interpretation or deviation of these rules is left
to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final. The
rules herein are intended as a guide for the conduct of the
sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a
spectator or official.
1.7 ANY component, safety or
technical in nature, may be checked at ANY time, by ANY track
official, for ANY reason. Final decision in regards to legality,
penalty, or action will be made by the head tech inspector
and/or track director.
1.8 Anything not covered in
these rules will be up to the discretion of the tech or track
officials, without recourse from drivers or owners. Safety
infractions can be cause for a car to be kept out of competition
until they have been corrected. These rules are subject to
revision and will be judged
accordingly. UNLESS THE RULES SAY YOU
CAN - DON’T!! IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION, ASK FIRST!!
No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publications
of or compliance with these rules and/or regulations.
SECTION 2 - DIVISIONS, WEIGHTS, AGE REQUIREMENTS, & RESTRICTORS
Rookie Caged Purple
Briggs Flathead 5hp or Briggs Animal 6.5hp
Rookie Caged Blue
Briggs Flathead 5hp or Briggs Animal 6.5hp
Caged Juniors Gold
Briggs Flathead 5hp or Briggs Animal 6.5hp
Stock Clone 6.5hp
Adult Sport Caged
15 & Up
Stock Clone 6.5hp
15 & Up
Briggs Flathead 5hp
15 & Up
Briggs Animal 6.5hp
10 & Up
Briggs & Stratton
12 & Up
250cc 2 Stroke or 4 Stroke
Dunn Hill 2 Speedway
12 & Up
250cc 2 Stroke or 4 Stroke
Dunn Hill 2 Speedway
13 & Up
Dunn Hill 2 Speedway
*Rookie 270cc MICROSPRINT 12 & Older 271cc Maximum
(11 with 1yr. racing experience is acceptable)
Association (WKA) –
American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) –
Entertainment (Tobias Slingshots) –
*ATTN. ROOKIE PURPLE TEAMS!: This is a beginners
division. Because of the young age of the competitors, please
understand that it is your responsibility to teach the driver
the meaning of the flags and to go over the procedural rules
with them. Any driver in this division unable to run reasonably
consistent laps or obey the flaggers commands/signals will not
be allowed to compete until they are able to do so. If the
officials feel your driver is creating a safety issue, we will
be forced to pull them off the track. We will work with you to
get your child as much seat time as possible, as we understand
that this is the only way they will learn. Please understand
that this is for the safety of your child and the others in this
division. Drivers MUST be at least 5 years old, NO
A driver's age at the first event of the season determines which
division they are eligible for. Drivers beginning the year in a
division may complete the season even if their age exceeds the
class maximum after the first event. Drivers NOT old enough to
enter a division by May 1st MAY NOT begin running in that
division until their actual age makes them eligible unless prior
permission is granted by DH2. Anyone found racing first,
requesting permission later will NOT be granted permission to
continue in said division until they are the proper age.
PROOF OF AGE: DH2 reserves the right to request a copy of any
racer's birth certificate for verification at any time.
Illegible copies, or any copies that even suggest they have been
tampered with, will result in the driver being suspended from
competition until they produce the original birth certificate
for verification. If a driver does not have a copy with them,
they will be allowed one week to produce it. After that, they
will remain suspended until they do. If it is found that the
copy was indeed tampered with, the driver will be SUSPENDED FROM
COMPETITION IN ANY DIVISION AT WVMP FOR 1 FULL YEAR! DON'T TRY
IT! YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS AREA IS NOT ONLY APPRECIATED, IT IS
MANDATORY!!! The track’s decision in the area of age
requirements is FINAL and NON-NEGOTIABLE!
SECTION 3 - SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
3.1 HELMETS – Must be full face
helmet, with a SNELL safety certification of SA or M 2005 or
newer. Must have a full face shield integral with the helmet. No
goggles or safety glasses allowed. A DOT CERTIFICATION IS NOT
ACCEPTABLE! MUST BE SNELL APPROVED!
3.2 NECK BRACE – Mandatory in
all divisions unless a head/neck restraint is used (highly
3.3 ARM RESTRAINTS – Must be
worn and properly adjusted. (Not required in uncaged kart
3.4 FIRESUIT – Nomex or Kevlar
only. NO PROBAN SUITS!. SFI Rating of 3.2 A1 or higher
mandatory. Single layer minimum, double or triple layer highly
recommended. Nomex underwear and socks also highly recommended.
One piece suit highly recommended. KART DIVISIONS ARE NOT
REQUIRED TO WEAR A FIRESUIT, BUT MUST WEAR LONG PANTS AND A
LONGSLEEVE SHIRT OR JACKET CONSTRUCTED OF A STRONG MATERIAL SUCH
AS DEMIN OR CORDUROY. NO SWEATPANTS! NO HOODED SWEATSHIRTS!
3.5 GLOVES – Nomex or Kevlar
gloves mandatory, single layer minimum. Double layer highly
recommended. KART DIVISIONS' GLOVES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE FIRE
RETARDANT, BUT THEY MUST STILL WEAR GLOVES WITH FINGERS COVERED.
3.6 SHOES – Shoes with ankle
support required. Nomex or Kevlar shoes highly recommended for
Slingshots and Microsprints.
3.7 Each team must have a
working A-B-C Type fire extinguisher in their pit area.
3.8 ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT MUST
BE ON ANYTIME A RACER IS ON THE RACING SURFACE! ANYONE WITHOUT
THE PROPER SAFETY EQUIPMENT IN PLACE WILL NOT BE LET ONTO THE
TRACK. ANYONE NOTICED WITHOUT THE PROPER SAFETY EQUIPMENT IN
PLACE ONCE ON THE TRACK WILL BE IMMEDIATELY BLACK FLAGGED.
SECTION 4 – RESERVED PITS
4.1 FEES – Annual pit
reservation fee for pits is $35. A map of the pits showing pit
stalls by number will be available on the track
website,www.dunnhill2speedway.com .Reserved pits will be marked
by a name plate. Name plates with blue lettering are reserved
for Friday Night's racing events. Name plates with red lettering
are reserved for Saturday Night's racing events. Electricity
will be added to some pits in 2012, beginning with pit #1 and
working upword. These pits will cost $100 per year. For 2012,
when electric is made available in a pit, that pit holder will
have the option of paying the difference ($65), or going without
4.2 Pits will become available
and may be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Receipt
of payment will determine who is first.
4.3 Pits that have been
reserved will have a plate marking with RED lettering marking it
as that racers pit. Any pit without a name plate may be used on
race day by anyone.
4.4 Anyone taking a reserved
spot will be moved upon request of its rightful purchaser.
SECTION 5 – TRACK POLICIES
NO GLASS BOTTLES!
ABSOLUTELY NO ILLEGAL DRUGS ALLOWED ON PREMISES! Anyone caught
using or possessing illegal drugs will be asked to leave the
DH2 officials reserve the right to request any competitor to
undergo evaluation by the track EMT's via check of vital signs,
pupils, or any other means they see fit in checking for the
influence of drugs of alcohol. Competitor may also be asked to
submit to an over the counter drug test provided by DH2. Failing
to cooperate will result in competitor being immediately ejected
from the premises.
Anyone that becomes belligerent when asked to leave the premises
will be removed by the Pennsylvania State Police. Said
individual will be suspended from entering the premises and all
DH2 functions for a period to be determined by DH2 management,
but no less than one year. This penalty will be assessed once
the call has been made, even if the individual complies and
leaves the premises before the State Police arrive.
PLEASE! Help us keep the grounds looking respectable by throwing
your trash into one of the many barrels provided.
No parking outside the track on the township road, those
vehicles that do will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Anyone injured must notify a track official of their injuries
right away. Some minor injuries can become more severe with
time. If you leave the track without reporting an injury, it
could potentially develop into a problem later. You must inform
us of any injury WHEN IT HAPPENS to be covered
under the track insurance!
Everyone in the pit area must have a wristband and must sign in.
Sneaking into the pit area will not be tolerated. Anyone found
in the pit area without a wristband will be directed to the
grandstands. If that person is found in the pits without a
wristband again, they will be asked to leave.
Teams may bring and use their own ATV for the purposes of
pushing off their own car. Anyone willing to help push off other
cars as well would be greatly appreciated. Careless operation of
an ATV will result in the operator’s privileges being revoked on
the FIRST OFFENSE! No ATV's allowed in the grandstand area
unless operated by track personnel.
A race may be stopped at any time if the flagman or a track
official considers it dangerous or unsafe to continue racing.
An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 16 for them to
be admitted to the pit area. Anyone entering the pit area under
the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Drivers may run in as many divisions as desired provided that:
The car and driver meet all requirements for each division it
competes in at that time.
Any changes to the car/driver do not interfere with tech
inspection or the tracks schedule of events. The track will not
alter it’s schedule for such changes. We may, at our discretion
and with prior request from the racer, give a racer 2 minutes to
get out of one car and into another if they are competing in
back to back divisions and using a different car.
Drivers running the same kart in multiple divisions may wait to
perform engine tech until the end of their final race of the
night. The tech officials will make note of specific
characteristics of the engine to be teched and will mark it to
be sure it is the one that was raced in the earlier event.
All special events will be run under track rules. Any exceptions
will be announced prior to the event.
Cars may be pushed or driven to the staging area, or from the
scales. REMEMBER - THERE ARE CHILDREN IN THE PITS! Anyone
speeding or driving in a dangerous manner will be penalized at
the discretion of WVMP officials. NO WARNINGS!!!
No one may enter the track surface AT ANY TIME during a race
event, unless assistance is requested by a track official! NO
repairs are allowed on the track surface. Crews/drivers will be
allowed on the track during intermission to check on the track’s
All track officials have the power and authority to disqualify
or suspend the driver, car and any other person for violation of
rules and other infractions falling under their jurisdiction.
Anyone not acting within the speedway’s rules and regulations
will be penalized at DH2 officials discretion and their decision
will be final.
The scorer/announcers area is for DH2 personnel only! No one
other than staff is permitted unless requested by a track
RAIN OUTS: If the weather looks like we can likely get the
entire program in, we will make every effort to do so. Each
situation will be dealt
with as it develops.
Events will be considered complete once the checkered flag has
fallen in the final heat in the final division. Any division
whose feature has not been run due to rainout or curfew will run
double features on a future date.
If all heats have not been completed, any division whose heats
have been completed will run features only at the next event. NO
cars not present on the rained out date will be added. All cars
present on the original week will start the A-Main with the
lineup determined by the original week's qualifying. Divisions
that did not get ALL of their heats in will run a full program
including heats and features. If a division had multiple heats
and some, but not all, heats were completed, ALL heats will be
scratched. All drivers will draw as normal for heat starting
spots and the division will run as if it is a new show. New cars
MAY enter divisions that did not get their heats in. Entry fees
will be honored at the next event only. It is the DRIVER that
qualifies. If a driver must use a different car than they
qualified in, they MUST report it to the speedway and WILL start
at the rear.
REFUNDS – Refunds will only be given in extreme circumstances
and at the track director's discretion. Rule of thumb is, NO
All rules are intended to be the official track rules. However,
we reserve the right to amend and adjust any of the wording and
interpretations as situations arise, either before or after the
racing season begins. We have constructed these rules to the
best of our ability to encourage safety, equality of
competition, and fairness to all concerned. There is no
expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any of the above.
It is your responsibility to build, buy and race legal equipment
by our rules and to follow these rules while on the track and in
the pit area. If you purchase used parts or cars, make sure you
TRUST the person you buy from. If you take their word that it is
a legal machine, then get penalized later because it is not
legal, DO NOT BLAME THE TRACK! Do not be misled into using
unsafe or illegal hardware. Any interpretation or deviation of
these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. If you
have a question regarding a rule, please ask FIRST.
Penalties regarding behavioral issues will be given on a case to
case basis depending on the nature and severity of the
infraction, the violators past history of behavior, the
circumstances that brought about their actions, and any
provoking actions of others. Past precedence set in the past for
similar actions will also be considered when penalties are set.
Penalties may be in the form of fines (monetary or points),
disqualification, suspension, or in any other way deemed
effective and appropriate.
You will be treated with respect as long as you return that
courtesy. If you act immaturely, like a kid throwing a tantrum,
you should expect to be treated like one. Disagreements can be
discussed rationally, and while you may not get an answer or
result you agree with, you will be allowed to express your
thoughts provided you do so in a respectable manner. OUR
OFFICIALS DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE ANYONE'S ABUSE!!! THEY HAVE
BEEN INSTRUCTED TO END ANY CONVERSATION WITH AN ABUSIVE PERSON
AND DIRECT THEM TO THE TRACK DIRECTOR, WHO WILL RESPECTFULLY
SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM FOR YOU... ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
All race vehicles are subject to inspection at any time. IT IS
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN A SAFE RACE VEHICLE!
Safety Tech is to check your vehicle for obvious safety issues.
This inspection is to try to make sure you are “safe”, not
“legal”. You, the competitor, are responsible for building and
maintaining your car according to legal specifications. Meeting
the track’s safety requirements and passing the track’s safety
inspection IN NO WAY guarantees that injuries cannot occur.
Racing can be a dangerous sport, and can result in injury/death.
By entering and competing in any track event, the competitor
assumes ALL risk associated with the construction, maintainence,
and operation of their racing vehicle with no liability
expressed or implied by the speedway or it’s employees.
INTENTIONALLY CHEATING TO GAIN AN ADVANTAGE WILL NOT BE
If there is something you are unclear on in the rules, ASK
FIRST! If you are caught with something questionable later, and
it is deemed to be outside what the track intended, you WILL be
DQ’d! If it is something completely untouched on by the rules,
we will make a decision on whether it will be allowed. The
driver in question will not be penalized, but will be required
to remove questionable part if it is deemed illegal.
TECH RULES THAT ARE NOT A PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGE ARE AT THE
DISCRETION OF THE TECH INSPECTOR AS TO WHETHER A WARNING WILL BE
GIVEN OR A PENALTY WILL BE ASSESSED (For example, if a
driver has no snap ring on the end of his rear axle, the tech
inspector may point it out and warn the driver rather than
disqualify him). THIS DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND
SECTION 6 – 2012 RULE AMENDMENTS
6.1 AS OF 2/16/13, THERE HAVE BEEN NO RULES
SECTION 7 – TRACK PROCEDURES
STAGING – The next race to go on the track should line up in the
staging area. DRIVERS SHOULD BE IN THEIR CAR, READY TO RACE, AND
IN THE PROPER STARTING POSITION WHEN THE CHECKERED FALLS IN THE
RACE BEFORE THEIRS!
Following the checkered flag and cool down lap, the next race
will roll when the last car has passed the flag stand to exit
and the track is cleared to go racing. BE READY!!! WE WILL NOT
WAIT ON YOU! Racers should EXPECT the white flag the first time
past the flag stand, so come out of the staging area in tight
formation and ready to race. Leaders must keep a reasonable pace
so the rest of the pack can keep up!
Cars not in their proper position by the time they take the
white flag at the start/finish line after exiting the staging
area must fall in at the rear. All in the same lane and behind
the missing car's spot will move ahead to fill that space.
ANYONE HOLDING UP THE START OF THE RACE TRYING TO GET INTO THEIR
SPOT AFTER PASSING THE TURN 3 CAUTION LIGHT MAY BE SENT OFF THE
TRACK AT THE FLAGGER'S DISCRETION!
Cars MUST run in the heat they are assigned. Any car failing to
take the initial green flag in their assigned event may NOT join
the field after the initial green has been given. You MUST take
the initial green in your feature event in order to get paid and
receive points for that event.
The flagman will control the start of the race as conditions of
Drivers paying their entry fee prior to the heat races, but
failing to take the green in their assigned heat race, may start
at the rear of their feature, or the B-Main if there are more
than 20 cars. (For example, they break during practice and can’t
have the car ready for the heat race – they can still run the
feature). ALL entry fees MUST be paid PRIOR to the heat race in
that division (in other words, a late arrival cannot pull in ten
minutes before the feature, unload, and start at the rear).
It is the driver that qualifies. A driver may change cars after
qualifying. However, said driver will be required to start at
the rear. Driver change MUST be reported to track officials
prior to the start of their race AND start at the rear or they
will be DQ’d.
Drivers with mechanical problems who can SAFELY and QUICKLY exit
to the pits, please do so. If unable to exit the track, please
pull well into the infield to avoid a caution. All broken cars
will be removed immediately from the infield following their
race, or during any extended cautions if possible. PLEASE DO SO
TO PREVENT UNNECESSARY CAUTIONS THAT WILL DRAG OUT THE SHOW!
YOUR COOPERATION IS
ONCE A CAR HAS EXITTED THE TRACK FOR ANY REASON, THEY MAY NOT
RE-ENTER THE TRACK DURING THAT RACE (NO PIT
ANYONE involved in an accident, will restart in the rear
of the field, with the person causing the accident at the very
rear. This INCLUDES the initial green! There will be no ‘free
passes’ or ‘original restarts’. All cars not involved will be
lined up in the original lineup order, minus those involved in
the caution. A car will be considered involved if: a) their car
spins and/or comes to a complete stop, b) if they spin to an
angle of 90 degrees or greater to the direction of traffic,
causing a caution (in other words, if you spin, get hit and
knocked straight and keep going, but leave a pileup behind, YOU
caused the caution and will in turn be sent to the very rear of
the field). If you make ANY significant contact with ANY other
cars or the wall from the time the crash begins to develop to
the time all cars are slowed and under control, you WILL be
considered ‘involved’. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO YOU EVER RACE
BACK TO THE LINE! Anyone doing so will be warned ONCE. The
second time we tell you, you will be
PARKED for the day. DH2 Officials determination as to whether a
car is “involved” or not is FINAL!
CAUTIONS: When the caution is thrown, the lap will be counted if
the leader has crossed the start/finish line. All cars that have
crossed the line will be scored in the order they crossed. All
cars that have yet to cross the line will be scored as they
crossed the PREVIOUS lap. If it is the final lap and the leader
has crossed the line, the race will be considered complete. NO
RACING BACK TO THE LINE ONCE THE CAUTION HAS BEEN THROWN! This
is a very dangerous situation, and it will gain you NOTHING.
Anyone failing to slow when the caution flies will be penalized
at the discretion of the track officials.
Original starts will be between the line on the wall/cone on the
infield in turn 4 and the flag stand, referred to as the “Start
Zone”. The FLAGGER starts the race on ALL original starts. The
front row will be given TWO CHANCES to get the start right. If a
second start fails, the second row will be moved to the front
row and they can try it. REMEMBER! The driver that is ahead is
not necessarily the problem! Brake checks will not be
tolerated either! THE FLAGGER STARTS THE RACE! NO JUMPING! In
all divisions, we will attempt an original start TWO TIMES (not
including bad starts). If the caution flies for crashes or spins
twice, the third start will be single file.
Restarts will be single file once a lap is completed. All
restarts will be between the apex of turns 3 & 4 and the start
finish line. The leader starts the race. When the leader begins
to accelerate, the flagger will throw the green. ALL CARS SHOULD
BE IN LINE NOSE TO TAIL! No passing
until the green is waved! Anyone doing so will be penalized one
spot for each position gained at the next caution or the end of
the race, whichever comes first. IF YOU CAN SEE THE BACK BUMPER
OF THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU, YOU SHOULD NEVER GET BURNT!
The flagger will usually throw the white flag before going green
on starts and restarts. If the leaders are just past the
flagstand and it becomes clear that the track is safe to go
racing, the turn two flagger may signal that we are going green
(the caution lights will also be turned out by this time). If
the leader makes it past the turn 2 flagger, we will go another
NO LYING BACK ON STARTS to get a ‘run’. Doing so will be
considered jumping the restart and you will be penalized as
such! You should be within 1 car length of the back bumper of
the car in front of you by turn 3!
If your car stalls before the green flag is thrown, pull out of
line and one person may help restart it. If it stalls a second
time in any event, you will be sent to the pits. If the engine
stalls during a crash, it will not count.
Cars causing 3 cautions in one race will be sent to the pits.
“Causing a caution” includes spinning and/or stopping to draw a
caution. If you spin another car and are penalized for it, it
WILL count toward the 3 spin rule. Cars getting spun out, or
cars involved in ‘racing incidents’ where no car is clearly at
fault, will not be charged with causing a caution. THIS
WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED!!!
DEBRI CAUTIONS: A caution for debri will be for removal of the
debri only. The car losing the debri will NOT be penalized
UNLESS it is obvious in the eyes of the officials that it was
intentionally throw from the car for the purpose of causing a
When a red flag is thrown, safely come to a complete stop AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE, shut off your engine if instructed to do so,
and stay with your car. We will align the field at a safe spot
on the track as soon as possible.
No driver may leave their vehicle unless it is a safety hazard
to remain in the vehicle or they are instructed to leave their
vehicle by a track official. Failure to follow this rule may
result in disqualification (loss of money & points for the
ANY DRIVER DIRECTED TO THE PITS BUT REFUSING TO DO SO WILL BE
SUSPENDED FOR A PERIOD TO BE DETERMINED BY TRACK OFFICIALS BASED
ON THE SITUATION!!! Suspension will be for a minimum of one
event. Don't let a bad night turn into a bad year!
Lapped Cars – Lapped cars will be shown the move over flag (blue
with red stripe) when the leader gets within approximately 10
car lengths. You are NOT required to move over and let the
leader go, but as a courtesy we strongly recommend moving to the
bottom and giving the leaders lots of room to go by on the
outside as a courtesy. Remember, someday YOU may be leading and
would appreciate the same consideration. If you try to hold them
off and cause a problem, you can bet you will not be very
popular and will most likely not be given a break anytime soon.
Lapped cars stay where they are running in the order.
Slight incidental contact is part of racing and we all know that
it’s going to happen. However, repeated bumping, getting
alongside a car and pushing them out of the way, ramming, etc.
will not be tolerated and will be penalized accordingly
depending on the severity of the incident. If you put a “slide
job” on someone, you had better make SURE you are clear. If
you’re not and it causes a problem, you will be sent to the rear
as well. This includes letting your car “drift” up the track,
taking the car outside with you until that car is in the
Any car going into the infield, one wheel or entire car, then
coming back onto the track in order for your car to gain
position(s), will be penalized one position for each car passed
in the maneuver. If it causes a crash, the car will be put to
the rear. The TRACK is for racing, the INFIELD is NOT! We will
take into consideration whether or not the car you are passing
crowded you onto the infield.
When being directed to your position during a caution, please
get there as quickly and safely as possible. If you question
your position (and you had better be SURE about it), pull out of
line and raise a hand up. We will re-check scoring, and the
flagman will direct you where SCORING shows you. You will then
get 2 chances to get into your position. The third time he has
to tell you, you will go to the pits. You should KNOW who you
were behind when the caution flew. EARN positions, don”t try to
STEAL them! The only time lineups should become an issue is
when two cars are side by side when they crossed the line before
the caution flew. We will ALL have to accept the scoring in
those cases, whether you AGREE or NOT!
Stopping on the track to discuss decisions made by the flagman
and/or officials will result in immediate disqualification. If
you fail to leave the track, behave wrecklessly while going back
to your pit, cause problems with the officials as they attempt
to continue with their duties, or treat any official
disrespectfully, you WILL be penalized at the discretion of the
officials. Exitting your car for ANY REASON other than safety
reasons, causing unnecessary delays in the restarting of the
event, throwing tantrums, etc. WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND WILL BE
PENALIZED AT THE DISCRETION OF DH2 MANAGEMENT AS IT SEES FIT
WHEN CONSIDERING THE CIRCUMSTANCES, CONTEXT, AND NATURE OF THE
INFRACTION, AS WELL AS THE INFORMATION GATHERED. Such penalties
may be assessed at the time of the incident, or anytime prior to
the next scheduled event if further investigation is needed.
Unsportsmanlike behavior/bumping under caution, after the
checkered flag, or in the pit area WILL NOT BE TOLERATED and
WILL result in disqualification! NO EXCUSES! THIS INCLUDES
UNNECESSARY HAND GESTURES OR TANTRUMS!
SCALING: The top 5 in EVERY race, in EVERY division, must go
directly to the scales, EVERY TIME! ANYONE FAILING TO DO SO WILL
BE CREDITED WITH LAST PLACE, JUST AS IF THEY CAME UP LIGHT!
Drivers may roll slowly onto the scales. Must come to a complete
stop and hold still until the “STABLE” light on the scales is
lit. Driver must remain on the scales until released by the
weigh master. Driver may then drive off
the scales SLOWLY! There will be NO tolerance on weight. Parts
knocked off during the race will be considered. If a competitor
fails to make weight, they will be pushed off and re-weighed two
more times. If they do not make weight once in those three
tries, they will be credited with LAST PLACE in that event.
WEIGHTS: Non-structural weights added to meet minimum
kart/driver weight requirements must be securely bolted to the
kart using bolts of at least 5/16” diameter. Weights in excess
of 7 lbs. must use two or more 5/16” bolts. All bolts must be
cotter keyed or double nutted. All bolt on weights must be white
in color for visibility. Mounting of weights to nerf bars and
rear bumper is prohibited. Weights may be mounted on the front
bumper. No added weight allowed on driver. Car number must be
written on weights.
Cars not going directly to the tech area from the track as
instructed will be disqualified. The Speedway has the right to
inspect ANY part of ANY car at ANY time. Any car refusing a tear
down/inspection will be considered illegal & will be
disqualified. They may also be required to pass the same tech
before being allowed to compete in any future events at the
Anyone failing to pass tech inspection after a qualifying event
will be disqualified, will lose any points earned in the heat
race, and will start last in the consi/feature, provided the
problem has been resolved. Anyone failing tech after a
consi/feature will be disqualified and will receive NO money or
points for the ENTIRE day’s events.
GREEN - Start of race... STAND ON IT!!!
YELLOW - Caution, reduce speed, no passing. Get single file
behind the car you were behind when the caution came out. If you
were side by side with another car, please get single file
anyway. The scorers will check each lineup before we go green to
make sure it is correct.
BLACK - Rolled up and pointed at YOU - are on the borderline for
a penalty or disqualification for unsportsmanlike conduct. will
only be warned ONCE! Open Black Flag - You have been
disqualified for safety reasons or unsportsmanlike behavior,
proceed to the pit area immediately. Anyone not pitting within 2
laps of being black flagged will no longer be scored. If they
continue to ignore the black flag and a caution has to be thrown
due to a problem caused by them or because the safety issue got
so severe that it endangered other drivers, the driver will be
suspended for a minimum of one week.
RED - Stop where you are, shut off your engine if instructed to
do so. Stay with your kart. We will move the field to a safe
area on the track and get the lineup right as soon as safely
BLUE/YELLOW - The leaders are about to catch you. Be aware of
them, and HOLD YOUR LINE. Give them room, someday it may be you!
ANY 2 FLAGS CROSSED - Under Caution: Get double file for the
upcoming restart. Under Green: The race is 1/2 over.
ANY 2 FLAGS ROLLED UP AND DISPLAYED SIDE BY SIDE - Indicates 2
laps to go.
WHITE - Under Caution – Race will restart on the next lap. Under
Green - Indicates one lap to go.
CHECKERED - The race is over. Gradually reduce speed, safely
exit the track.
SECTION 8 – HANDICAPPING, SCORING & POINTS
10 cars maximum to start heat events.
20 cars maximum to start Microsprint and Slingshot main events.
In the event that more than 20 cars are entered in a division,
cars will qualify as follows:
3 Heats– top 6 qualify, rest start heads up in B-Main with 2 to
transfer to rear of A-Main.
4 Heats– top 4 qualify, the rest will start heads up in B-Main
with 4 to transfer to rear of A-Main.
More Than 40 cars entered – Additional mains would be added
(C-Main, Etc.) as necessary.
ALL races are point races. Each driver will be allowed to throw
out their TWO worst finishes. If a driver is not present for a
week, that will count at one of their throwaways.
All cars MUST run in the heat they are assigned. If a car is not
ready for their heat, they MAY NOT fall in at the rear of
another heat. They will have to start scratch in the feature (if
there is not a full field), or at the rear of the B-Main in
there is a full field.
Points will be awarded as follows:
Weekly ‘A’ Feature win is 40 points, with each subsequent
position worth one point less, with 20th position in feature
worth 21 points. If track runs a ‘B’ feature(s), first
non-transferring driver receives 20 points and each subsequent
position, back to sixth position, receives one less point per
position. Sixth position and back in ‘B’ feature(s) receive 15
points. This applies to all ‘B’s, even if more than one is run.
Drivers must compete in heat race or feature to receive minimum
15 points – NO SHOW-UP POINTS. If no points are awarded, the
event will not be figured into driver’s handicapping point
Heat points are awarded as follows: 1st – 3 points; 2nd – 2
points; 3rd – 1 point.)
Should a driver qualify for ‘B’ feature or ‘A’ feature, and is
unable to compete, they will be scored in last position and
receive points accordingly. (Promoter’s discretion whether
vacated position is filled in feature by next qualified driver.)
In the event of a track running make-up features, if driver
competes in first feature, but is unable to compete in second
feature (crash, blown engine, etc.), driver will receive last
position points in ‘A’ or ‘B’ feature, accordingly.
8.6 Registering Car Numbers:
Numbers for the 2012 season may be reserved by emailing the
track thru the website (www.dunnhill2speedway.com). If not
reserved in advance, once a number has been run and earned
points, that driver will retain that number for the year. In the
event that 2 drivers arrive on opening day with the same number
and having not registered their number, the number will go to
the driver that ran it the previous year. If neither driver ran
it the previous year, it will go to the driver that entered the
nights event first. Anyone signing in later in the night or
season will be required to change their number or add a letter.
8.6.A Duplicate Numbers:
In the event that someone enters a car with a number that has
already been registered, the driver entering later MUST change
theirs or add a letter using tape, or any method so as to make
it identifiable for the scorers. This MUST be done on BOTH sides
of the car.
8.7 NUMBER MARKINGS:
Karts - Must have numbers on both sides (minimum 6” tall, 1”
thick, not including any outlines or shadows) and front (minimum
4” tall, .1/2” thick not including any outlines or shadows).
Slingshots - Must have numbers on both sides (minimum 12” tall,
1 1/2” thick, not including any outlines or shadows) and front
(minimum 4” tall, 1/2” thick, not including any outlines or
Micros - Must have numbers on both sides of wing (minimum 12”
tall, 2” thick, not including any outlines or shadows), both
sides of tail (minimum 8” tall, 1 1/4” thick, not including any
outlines or shadows), and front (minimum 6” tall, 1” thick, not
including any outlines or shadows).
All cars should be lettered in a manner such as to be easily
legible and in a color that contrasts so that it can be read
easily by the scorers. Any letters must be at least ½ the height
of the number. The scorers have the right to request that any
cars with numbers that are difficult to read be changed.
Competitor will have 1 week to comply with requested change.
HEATS: Heat starting positions will be determined by a drivers
last 3 weeks points earned. Least points earned will start 1st,
most points earned will start last. In the event more than one
heat is to be run, lowest points total will start on pole in
heat one, next on pole in heat two, next outside pole in heat
one, and so on. Drivers not present for one of the previous
events will have winners points credited for their handicap for
that week. EXCEPTION: For the first two races of the season, the
heat starting orders will be determined by pill draw. For week
3, only 2 weeks will be used to determine a drivers handicap.
FEATURES: The top 4 finishers from all heats in a division will
be lined up for the feature by their handicap. All other
qualifiers will be lined up in heads up fashion behind the
handicapped drivers. EXCEPTION: For the first two races of the
season, feature will be lined up in heads up fashion based on
heat finishing orders.
DRAW REPRESENTATIVES – For any pill draw, a driver may have a
representative of their choosing draw for them.
SECTION 9 – PENALTIES & PROTESTS
Disqualification: Loss of all points and awards for that days
event. Suspension: Violator will not be allowed to compete
during the suspension. In some cases, at the discretion of the
officials, a person may not be allowed on the premises during
Monetary: Penalty assessed to an individual for unsportsmanlike
conduct. Anyone ordered to pay a fine and refusing to do so will
not be permitted to attend future DH2 events until fine is paid.
If it is a car owner or crew/family member, their driver will
not be allowed to compete again until fine is paid. ALL FINES
MUST BE PAID IN CASH! Fine money will go into the point fund for
that competitor's division.Points: Points may be taken away in
the form of a fine as opposed to a monetary fine if the
officials see fit. The number of points would be
dependent upon the infraction and circumstances.
Failure to report to scales (top 5 finishers only): Penalized to
last place in that race. In such an event that more than one
driver is penalized, they will both go to the rear in the order
Failure to make weight (NO TOLERANCE!): Penalized to last place
in that race. In such an event that more than one driver is
penalized, they will both go to the rear in the order they
Loss of a weight during a race: Sent off the track immediately
if officials saw conclusively which car lost it. Penalized to
the rear whether sent off track or not (we can tell after race
which car lost the weight by their number on it).
Acts of Violence (Punching, kicking, shoving, or otherwise
assaulting another individual anywhere on the premises):
Immediate disqualification and suspension for a minimum of one
event. Exact penalty at the discretion of track officials.
Failure to allow tech on any component of one's machine at any
time: Immediate disqualification, unable to return to
competition until same tech has been performed.
Failure to pass tech: Immediate disqualification unless other
penalty is listed in the DH2 rule book. All rule interpretations
made by the DH2 officials will be final. In extenuating
circumstances, DH2 officials reserve the right to amend or
clarify the rules with no penalty being assessed.
ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS OR BEHAVIORAL ISSUES WILL BE HANDLED ON A
CASE TO CASE BASIS DEPENDING UPON CIRCUMSTANCES, PAST HISTORY OF
THE PARTIES INVOLVED, AND PRECEDENCE SET BY PAST PENALTIES IN
SIMILAR INSTANCES. Some of these issues may
1. Fighting/Striking another individual
2. Maliciously damaging another's property
3. Excessive profanity
4. Obscene gestures/Taunting others
5. Speeding/Wreckless operation of ANY vehicle in the pit or
6. Refusing to follow the order of any DH2 official
7. Any action not mentioned that DH2 officials deemed
detrimental to racing at our facility
THESE PENALTIES MAY BE IMPOSED IN THE FORM OF FINES, LOSS OF
POINTS, SUSPENSIONS, OR DISQUALIFICATION. PENALTIES IMPOSED BY
DH2 TRACK OFFICIALS ARE FINAL AND NON-NEGOTIABLE! PENALTIES MAY
BE ASSESSED IMMEDIATELY OR AFTER THE FACT, DEPENDING ON WHETHER
THE OFFICIALS FIND IT NECESSARY TO REVIEW VIDEO, PHOTOS, OR
INTERVIEW WITNESSES TO GATHER INFORMATION. DH2 OFFICIALS WILL
ATTEMPT TO GIVE EVERY DRIVER THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT, BUT
HABITUAL “PROBLEM INDIVIDUALS” WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. BE
FOREWARNED, WHEN DEALING WITH THESE SITUATIONS, YOUR ATTITUDE
AND LEVEL OF RESPECT AND CONDUCT WILL HAVE AN INFLUENCE! POOR
SPORTSMANSHIP WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND PENALTIES WILL BE HARSH!
THIS INCLUDES EXCESSIVE PROFANITY AND VERBAL ABUSE!
Engine Tech Protests: Protest fee is $200 + $25 Tear down fee,
which will go to tech inspector regardless of the outcome.
Entire amount must be paid in cash. Protest must be submitted to
the weigh master BEFORE EITHER DRIVER LEAVES THE SCALES and/or
TECH AREA! Only a driver or car owner may protest the engine of
another for a complete tear down. Protested driver must be in
the same division. A driver/owner may only protest one engine
per night, 2 engines per season. Protesting driver/owner must
also submit their engine for tear down. If the protested
driver's engine is legal, they take the $200 protest fee. If
their engine is illegal, the protesting driver gets the $200
protest fee returned to them. If either engine is illegal, that
driver will be disqualified. In the event that BOTH engines are
illegal, both drivers will be disqualified and the $200 protest
fee will go to the point fund for that division.
Protests on non-engine related items will not be accepted.
CARS USED IN MULTIPLE CLASSES: Any car being used in more than
one division that is found to be illegal may be disqualified in
all divisions the car was run in that night at the discretion of
the tech inspector (failure to make weight, loss of a muffler,
etc. are just a few examples of instances where a penalty would
not carry over).
SECTION 10 – TECHNICAL RULES BY DIVISION
10.1 KART CHASSIS SPECIFICATIONS:
2013 WKA Speedway Dirt Series chassis specs as listed in the WKA
2013 Tech Manual should be used as a guideline. Any specific
rules listed in the 2013 DH2 rules take precedence over WKA
rules. In the event of a rule conflict, DH2 officials reserve
the right to make the decision as to whether to impose penalty,
request that the part be changed to comply with our
interpretation, or to allow the part. In such a case where a
conflict may occur, a clarification will be announced on the
track website and in the next drivers meeting. 2013 WKA Tech
Manuals are available from WKA, MEI Smallcar, JC Specialty, or
other similar suppliers.
Must be Burris Dirt Slicks. Any series or compound is
acceptable. NO grooving or siping. Grooves from rubbing nerf
bars, etc., or tires that were previously siped but have been
worn to the point the sipes are barely evident will be allowed
at the tech inspectors discretion. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IF
YOU HAVE SUCH A TIRE THAT YOU GET APPROVAL BEFORE RUNNING IT!
Body may be either a junior or senior body, provided the driver
has sufficient visibility when seated in the racing position.
Quick release steering hubs may be used in all divisions. Hub
may be of bolt on design or welded, and must securely fasten
steering wheel to shaft. Any hub not fastened in a manner
acceptable to the tech inspector will require modification /
10.3.A BRIGGS RAPTOR 5HP ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Raptor 5HP (Flathead) engine rules will be enforced as written
in the Briggs & Stratton Raptor 5hp Stock & General 4 Cycle
Notes sections of the 2013 WKA Tech Manual. We cannot print the
WKA Rules due to copyright laws. Do not ask. Racers wishing to
view them must purchase a WKA 2013 Rule Book.
Youth divisions must run designated restrictor plate and weight
as listed in the divisions section.
10.3.B BRIGGS ANIMAL ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Animal engine rules will be enforced as written in the Briggs &
Stratton Stock Animal & General 4 Cycle Notes sections of the
2013 WKA Tech Manual. We cannot print the WKA Rules due to
copyright laws. Do not ask. Racers wishing to view them must
purchase a WKA 2013 Rule Book.
Youth divisions must run designated restrictor plate and weight
as listed in the divisions section.
10.3.C CLONE ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
(SportsMEN, SportsKIDS, SuperSENIORS) AKRA rules
ALL CLONES ARE AKRA RULE
10.3.C.3 Exhaust System:
Any single stage, one piece header made from .750” O.D. Steel
tubing with a maximum I.D. Dimension of .635” allowed. Must have
a Briggs #89966 tube type muffer, it's aftermarket equivalent,
an RLV #4117 muffler installed at the end of the header. Muffler
may be welded to header or threaded into a welded on coupler. If
threaded, it may have a spot weld to keep it from vibrating
loose. Header must have a minimum length of 10”, maximum length
of 14”, INLUDING MUFFLER! To be measured from engine mounting
flange to tip of muffler, following along the outside radius of
the longest bend. Muffler must remain stock as produced. Tack
welds to prevent “shell” from blowing apart are permitted.
Header MUST be heat wrapped from flange to start of muffler.
Muffler MAY NOT be wrapped. Brackets to reduce
vibration/breakage HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Any aspect of the exhaust
not compliant will result in disqualification with the following
exception: If a tube type muffler is found with the internal
baffle plug missing post-race, that car will be penalized to
last place in that event. The same will apply for the RLV
muffler if the “screen” in the end of the muffler has blown out.
Mufflers found to have been tampered with will be grounds for DQ.
Carburetor: Huayi type carb only. Choke assembly must be in
place and functional, but may be fastened in the open position.
Choke bore .810” dia max, venturi .615” max and throttle bore
.751” max. NO MACHINING OF CARB BORE. Stock butterfly and screws
must be used and unaltered. Plastic spacer behind carb must be
used and unaltered. Main metering jet, idle jet, and emulsion
tube are non-tech. Throttle linkage non tech. 1 stock type
gasket allowed for all mating surfaced. NO spacers allowed other
than stock parts.
Aftermarket air filter adapter allowed. Maximum length 1.375”.
Air filter non tech.
Fuel Tank: Remote/floor mounted tank MUST be used. Any pulse
type fuel pump permitted. MUST be pulsed from the valve cover.
Fuel: Gasoline only. No exotic fuels or additives. Pump around
system may be used at track's discretion.
OEM push rods, push rod guide plates, retainers, keepers,
adjusters, and stock 1:1 ratio OEM rocker arms only. OEM valves
with 45 degree seat angle only and no lightening or polishing.
Valve springs may be changed, but must meet the following specs:
Maximum spring diameter - .798”
Maximum wire diameter - .073”
Maximum tension - 10.8 lbs at installed height of .850”, to be
tested with AKRA certified tester.
Non-tech, but must retain their original factory size. Heli-coils,
studs, etc allowed for repair purposes.
10.3.C.10 Gaskets & Sealer:
Gaskets are non-tech and sealer may be applied unless otherwise
Crankcase breathers are to be routed internally through the
valve cover as originally intended in OEM configuration. No
additional breathers allowed.
10.3.C.12 Pull Starter:
The pull starter mandatory and must be in place anytime the kart
is on the track. Starter may be removed for cleaning,
“clocking”, or rope replacement.
Stock kill switch must be functional and in stock location.
Clutch: Stamped steel drum type clutch only. Two shoes maximum.
No machined drums. Parts must remain as produced, no machining.
Springs may be changed to adjust engagement. NO DISC CLUTCHES.
All Speedway Entertainment Slingshot rules apply unless
exception is listed.
10.4.A Older body styles may still be run provided it is a past
SE body. NO CUSTOM OR HOME MADE BODIES!
10.4.B Body must be 2008 style or newer for all SE Tour Events.