GENERAL - RACE PROCEDURES - SAFETY - CONDUCT
WE CANNOT MAKE THE RULES TO FIT EVERYONES
NEEDS & DESIRES. WE
DO BELIEVE THE RULES ARE FAIR AND IN GENERAL MAKE FOR SOME GOOD
RACING AT THUNDERHILL.
SO IF YOU RUN, YOU WILL GO BY THESE RULES WRITTEN ON THIS
OFFICIALS’ DECISION WILL BE FINAL!
Alcohol beverages, drugs,
explosives, or fire arms are not allowed on premises at
Thunderhill Raceway. Any person exhibiting intoxication shall be
escorted from the track & will be subject to penalty, barring,
fined or jailed.
2. All drivers, mechanics,
car owners & anyone else will sign insurance release and
purchase a pit pass before entering pits. Parents must sign a
waiver for anyone under the age of 18.
3. Any persons who enters
the pit area, agrees to abide by the rules & regulations of
4. Anyone failing to abide
to the track rules, unsportsmanlike conduct, or holding up the
race event for any reason will cause the car he is involved with
to be penalized, barred, or disqualified.
No driver, car owner, or crew member shall have any claims for
damages, expenses, or otherwise against the track or officials.
6. All drivers under the
age of 18 must have a minors release signed by legal guardian.
You can do this at the register building.
7. No one on the track
unless instructed by the pit steward to do so. You will cause
your car to be disqualified.
8. Any one that touches a
car under caution unless instructed to do so by the pit steward
will be put to the rear. No car shall pull up to the apron for
tires & such to be checked or body repair without being
instructed to do so by pit officials; go to front infield
9. No rear view mirrors in
10. A car cannot leave
grounds until 20 minutes after its feature race.
11. No 2-way radios will be
allowed. (No transmitting or listening devices in a car).
Transceivers may be used by track.
12. In cause of inclement
weather, if half the show has been completed, track decision on
whether the race will be finished the following week along with
full show or called a night’s race. Points & money will be
awarded to the classes that have run.
13. If a car is found to be
illegal, or disqualified the driver will not receive any points
or money for that night.
14. All cars must have a
hook for lifting purposes; front & rear.
15. All cars must be
numbered on each side & roof.
16. Thunderhill will not
tolerate any type of fighting, harassment; male or female. If
you start it & throw a lick you will be fined or barred or
jailed. No exceptions will be made regardless the cause.
17. Cars that run must have
window nets, fire extinguisher, wrecker hooks, fire suits,
proper battery installation or will be disqualified.
18. No person is allowed
in tower at any time, except scorers. For any reason, no one is
allowed in the tower, so do not go to tower with problems; go to
the pit steward after all races are completed.
19. Any person driving in
more than ONE class
must purchase an extra arm band. This is the driver’s
responsibility to do. NOT purchasing one will lead to disqualification of race.
20. All cars must pack
track when needed or start on rear. (Only when needed).
21. All lead weights must
be painted the color white & have drivers name or initial
engraved in the lead. Drive shafts will be painted white.
22. VISUAL PROTEST WILL BE BEFORE
RACE BY TECH PERSONNEL ONLY.
ANY SITUATION NOT
SPECIFICALLY COVERED BY THESE RULES WILL BE ACTED UPON BY
THUNDERHILL RACEWAY OFFICIALS AND THEIR DECISION WILL BE FINAL.
Thanks, Wayne Burns
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
Cars entering, exiting and
traveling through the pit must travel at a slow speed. Violators
will be subject to disqualification, fine, or barred. This means
everyone in any type of vehicle.
2. All cars must be
equipped with a fully charged fire extinguisher and gauge in
good working order and installed within easy reach of driver. No
duct taping, plastic wiring, or straps will be allowed.
3. Fire resistant suits are
required for all divisions.
4. Window nets are required
for all divisions except classes prohibited.
5. Driver must be able to
exit from both sides of the car.
6. Roll-over valves are
required in all classes in/on fuel cells, gas tanks etc…
7. All cars must have
padding on roll bars in driver’s area.
8. All doors must be welded
or bolted shut.
9. All glass must be
10. Racing type seat
mandatory in all classes with seat frame fastened to roll cage
and door bars.
11. A 5 point safety
harness is mandatory. Safety belts must come from behind the
driver at shoulder height. Must use minimum 3/8” grade 5 bolts
for belt installation.
12. If the battery is in
the drivers’ compartment, it must be in a approved marine
battery box top & bottom, and be securely bolted down with 1” x
1/8” metal straps.
13. A drive shaft safety
loop made of ¼”x1”flat bar or ¼” chain minimum will be installed
near front of drive shaft.
14. Drive shafts must be
painted white for visibility on track with Car # on it.
15. All flammable materials
must be removed from interior of car.
16. Fuel cells are
mandatory. Must be, secured, with a minimum of (4) 1” x 1/8”
steel straps and 3/8” bolts, if mounted in trunk area with 2
straps each way.
17. Cars must have complete
fire wall front and rear.
18. All holes in fire walls
and floor pan must be covered with 20 gauge sheet metal or
19. If fuel line runs
inside of car, it must be in metal conduit.
20. All weight added to car
must be bolted or welded, and painted white. Car number/# must
be painted on all weights. No exception. No sandbags, etc.
21. All cars must have a
minimum of (3) 3/8” diameter bars in windshield area on front of
22. Lexan is permitted in
front of driver only.
23. No stock factory
seatbelts are to be used as safety harness, MUST be Racing
approved type safety harnesses.
24. All cars are required
to weigh after a feature race and MUST go to scales
IMMEDIATELY. Failure to do so will automatically disqualify
the car. If car requires assistance to scales, a track official
must okay it before doing so.
25. WEIGHING CATEGORY:
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place finishers in all
classes: If you fail to weigh, you will be disqualified. If a
car incurs weight loss during an event before it reaches the
scales at the end of an event and does not weight enough, it is
subject to automatic penalties or disqualification. Only
exception will be body parts lost during the race that may be
added. All ballast weight must be bolted or secured at all
times. If car requires assistance to scales, a track official
must be present. Driver must accompany car to scales.
26. All heat races will
have a 10 minute time limit, and all features will have a 20
minute time limit. (EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE FOR RED FLAG TIME
and Special Scheduled Events)
27. Rough driving will
not be permitted or tolerated at Thunderhill. Anything not
covered will be at track officials’ discretion.
GENERAL RACE PROCEDURES
1. All races will start
when the pole sitter fires coming out of turn four. If anyone
jumps the start 1st time he will be rolled back 1 row or
position. No criss-crossing. Two tries and then we will
go to a single file start. Each car must hold its position until
the pole sitter fires. The completion of the first lap will be
when half the cars cross the start/finish line. On start of race
if either inside or outside poll cars spin on their own and
causes a caution flag to be thrown then that car rolls back 1
row. Any car on start of race or during race that causes a
caution will go to the rear of field.
2. Anyone leaving the track
surface will go to the rear. NO EXCEPTIONS.
3. Restarts will be at the
LEADERS discretion in single file coming off of turn 4. No
passing until after passing the FLAGSTAND on front
straight away. IF YOU PASS BEFORE THE LEADER FIRES YOU WILL
BE PUT TO THE REAR AT THE NEXT CAUTION OR SCORED LAST AT THE END
WHICH EVER COMES FIRST.
4. Any car that does not
maintain starting formation will go to rear.
5. Any car that draws 2
CAUTIONS in any race for any reason will have to take it to
6. Anyone stopping to
argue with officials will be blacked flagged and sent to
rear or pits.
7. Maximum car field is 24
unless approved by track official.
8. No one from pits on
track surface at any time unless instructed to do so by the pit
steward. (Red flag or caution)
9. No car repairs of any
kind on the track. Do not pull up to apron without being
instructed to do so by track officials. Go to infield for
10. All lapped cars will go
to the rear on all restarts.
11. Move over flag means to
hold a straight line as to where you are and do not try to
run with the leaders that are lapping you. Holding your line
means not up or down the track just simply a straight
controlled line. If you hold up the lead pack you will be
charged with a caution and scored a lap down. Make it easy on
yourself and hold a straight line.
12. The completion of a lap
is when everyone crosses the start/finish line. Should a caution
occur everyone will go back to the last green lap.
13. No one may run the
same car in two classes.
14. A black flag will be
given if there appears to be a problem with your car. If you get
the flag, go to the pits.
15. If you are
disqualified for any reason you will get no money or points for
16. If you spin another car
you will be charged with a caution and will go to the rear.
TWO AND YOUR GONE!
17. Drivers will line up
cars immediately upon request. If not you will lose your
starting position. On qualifying you will start in the rear.
18. No laps will be scored
that are run in the infield. You will not be scored if you cross
inside the poles.
19. When the leader
takes the white flag, there will be no yellow flag. You will
race back to the checkered flag. If you spin a car on the last
lap you will be scored last on the lead lap, and the car that
did spin will be scored where he was running. If there is danger
to a driver, or track is completely blocked it will be red
flagged. It will be track officials decision to restart the race
or score the race on the last completed lap. TRACK OFFICIALS
DECISION WILL BE FINAL!
20. If a car has his nose
up to driver’s door, then he has the right to his lane. NO
CUTTING DOWN OR UP!
21. Heat races will be
determined by drawing numbers at the registration window. Cut
off will be 15 minutes before the start of hot laps.
22. No nitrous oxide in any
23. All cars are subject to
weight check or inspection at any time by track officials.
24. Fast time-chooses
inside or outside poll. (Cars that time trial)
A) If a class only has 1 Heat Race, The winner of the
heat race chooses the inside or outside poll for the feature.
25. Drivers can not change
cars during any race once started.
1. Conduct of any driver,
car owner, or crew member that is considered unsportsmanlike in
the continuance of the event shall be subject to a fine,
suspension, or barred from further competition at
2. The driver alone will
be held responsible for the conduct of his crew members. The
driver alone shall be the sole spokesman for his car in any
matters pertaining to the race and must talk to track officials
3. Any driver, car owner,
mechanic, or crew member who verbally abuses or ridicules a
raceway official or person under raceway orders shall be subject
to fine, immediate suspension, and/or loss of all prize money
and points or jailed.
4. Any driver, car
owner, or crew member who climbs on the flag stand without
instructed to do so will be fined $150 and/or barred or jailed!
5. Any fines or suspensions
must be settled with raceway officials before a driver, car
owner, or crew member will be allowed to participate in another
event at Thunderhill.
COMMON SENSE APPLIES TO ALL RULES