SECTION 9 – PENALTIES & PROTESTS
9.1 PENALTIES: 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 the suspension.
FINES: 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 they finished.
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 finished.
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
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 parking areas
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!
9.2.A 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.
9.2.B Protests on non-engine related items will not be accepted.
9.2.C Engine Claim Rule (DH2 Sealed Clone Engines Only): See DH2 Sealed Clone Rule Section
9.3 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).