Driver Meeting

Driver Meeting Notes

HUNTSVILLE SPEEDWAY DRIVER’S MEETING – 09/03/2016

WELCOME ALL DRIVERS

QUALIFYING – 6PM

MINI MODIFIED
BUZZ/PRO BUZZ
HOT SHOT
TENNESSEE PURE STOCK
SUPER STOCK

TWO LAPS EACH, FIRST LAP IS GREEN, WHITE, CHECKERED. AFTER QUALIFYING, ALL DRIVERS WILL ENTER THE PITS IN TURN 2 AND CROSS THE SCALES FOR TECH INSPECTION!!!

RACE SCHEDULE – 7PM

FAST TIME AWARDS/INVOCATION/NATIONAL ANTHEM

MINI MODIFIED 50
BUZZ/PRO BUZZ 50
POWDER PUFF RACE 10
HOT SHOT 50
TENNESSEE PURE STOCK 50
SUPER STOCK 50

**MANDATORY CAUTION AT LAP 25 FOR FIVE MINUTE FRONTSTRETCH PIT STOP IN ALL FEATURE RACES – FOR ALL CLASSES PIT STOP MAY INCLUDE WATER (FOR DRIVER OR  ENGINE), ADJUSTING TIRE PRESSURES, AND PULLING BODY WORK OUT. FOR BUZZ, PRO BUZZ, AND HOT SHOT DRIVERS MAY CHANGE THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE ONLY! IF A CAUTION IS THROWN WITHIN THREE LAPS OF LAP 25, THAT WILL BE THE MANDATORY CAUTION PERIOD.**

COMPACT DEMO DERBY ON FRONTSTRETCH

***LAP COUNTS MAY BE ADJUSTED BASED ON TIME AND/OR CAR COUNT***

TRACK/PIT SAFETY

TRAFFIC MAY EXIT THE PITS OUT OF TURN ONE AND TURN THREE. YOU MAY ENTER AT ANY OTHER PIT ENTRANCE FROM THE RACING SURFACE. THIS IS TO HELP ELIMINATE SPEEDING IN THE PITS. ALWAYS BE AWARE AND GO SLOW!

PEDESTRIANS AND CREW MEMBERS REMAIN IN YOUR PIT AREAS AND OUT OF TRAFFIC LANES.

STAY OFF OF THE PIT WALLS. NEW LINES HAVE BEEN ADDED INSIDE THE PIT LANES. THE INSIDE LANE IS TO BE USED FOR PITTING. WE EXPECT YOU TO HAVE YOUR CAR INSIDE THAT LANE WHILE PITTING. THE OUTSIDE LANE IS INTENDED FOR EXITING THE PIT. DO NOT BLOCK THE EXIT LANE WHILE YOU ARE PITTING. DURING RACE CONDITIONS ALL CREW MEMBERS, FAMILY, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, SHOULD BE BEHIND THE YELLOW LINE AT THE END OF THE PIT BOX. ONE WARNING WILL BE ISSUED! YOU MAY THEN BE ASKED TO MOVE TO THE GRANDSTANDS OR TO EXIT THE PROPERTY. AROUND THE WALLS IN THE PITS, YOU NEED TO BE A MINIMUM OF 10 FEET BACK FROM THE WALL WHILE THE TRACK IS HOT! ONE WARNING WILL BE ISSUED, THEN YOU WILL BE ESCORTED OUT OF THE PITS! NO EXCEPTIONS!

NO ONE MAY CROSS THE TRACK WHILE CARS ARE ON THE TRACK. PEDESTRIANS MAY CROSS THE TRACK UNDER THE RED FLAG AND WHEN THE TRACK IS CLOSED.

DURING A CAUTION, THE DRIVER(S) INVOLVED SHOULD STAY IN THEIR VEHICLE UNTIL THE FIELD HAS SLOWED AND MUST STAY WITH THEIR VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES.

DRIVERS MAY NOT APPROACH A MOVING RACE CAR ON FOOT!! THIS IS A NO-BRAINER!! NO OTHER CREW MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED ON TRACK DURING A CAUTION PERIOD. ALLOW THE TRACK OFFICIALS AND SAFETY CREWS TO DO THEIR JOBS.

BE AWARE OF THE TRACK PRO FIRE AND RESCUE VEHICLE AND SAFETY PERSONNEL AS THEY MOVE AROUND THE PITS AND TRACK DURING CAUTION. THESE GENTLEMEN ARE HERE TO HELP PROTECT YOU! WE ALSO ASK THAT YOU PLACE SOME TYPE OF REFLECTIVE STICKER  ON YOUR ROLL CAGE TO INDICATE WHERE YOUR WINDOW NET LATCH IS LOCATED.

RADIOS ARE AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT MEANS OF COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CREW AND THE MOST IMPORTANT WAY FOR THEM TO NOTIFY YOU OF IMPENDING DANGER. YOU NEED TO HAVE A RADIO AND IT NEEDS TO BE IN PROPER WORKING ORDER.

NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED IN THE PIT AREA…PERIOD!! NO BARBECUE GRILLS ARE ALLOWED IN THE PIT AREA…PERIOD!! THIS CAUSES AN ISSUE WITH TRACK LIABILITY INSURANCE AND CANNOT BE ALLOWED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

SCORING

ALL RACES ARE LINE SCORED. YOU CANNOT LOSE A LAP UNDER CAUTION, ONLY UNDER GREEN.

IF YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE, YOU WILL BE ALLOWED THREE LAPS TO CHANGE IT BEFORE WE WILL GO GREEN. WE WILL ALWAYS GO BACK TO THE LAST COMPLETED GREEN FLAG LAP FOR THE LINEUP.

STARTS/RESTARTS

ALL STARTS AND RESTARTS ARE DOUBLE FILE. WITH 5 OR FEWER LAPS REMAINING, THE RESTART WILL BE SINGLE FILE. THE FLAGMAN STARTS THE RACE. DO NOT FIRE BEFORE THE DOUBLE LINES BETWEEN TURNS 3 AND 4. IF THE FLAGMAN DEEMS YOU HAVE JUMPED THE START, HE WILL ISSUE ONE WARNING. IF YOU JUMP THE NEXT START, YOU WILL BE PLACED ON THE REAR OF THE FIELD. ON RESTARTS, THE LEADER OF THE RACE CONTROLS THE START.

AGAIN, DO NOT FIRE BEFORE THE DOUBLE LINES BETWEEN TURNS 3 AND 4.

MOVE OVER AT HUNTSVILLE IS TO THE INSIDE! YOU WILL SEE THE FLAGMAN DISPLAY THE BLUE FLAG WITH THE YELLOW LINE OR IF THINGS ARE HECTIC HE MAY JUST MOTION YOU OVER WITH THE FLAG. PLEASE COMPLY AS QUICKLY AS YOU SAFELY CAN!

CAUTIONS

SLOW DOWN, GO SINGLE FILE, WATCH FOR TRACK OFFICIALS TO PUT YOU IN LINE. DO NOT INTENTIONALLY HIT ANOTHER CAR UNDER CAUTION. THIS MAY RESULT IN A BLACK FLAG  AND BEING PARKED FOR THE NIGHT.

THE DRIVER(S) FOR WHOM THE CAUTION WAS THROWN GOES TO THE REAR OF THE FIELD. BOTH THE THE DRIVER WHO SPINS AND THE DRIVER WHO CAUSED THE SPIN OR CRASH WILL GO TO THE REAR. WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND. RACE OTHERS THE WAY YOU WISH TO BE RACED. WE HAVE AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE CONSISTENT ON THIS. THIS IS PURSUANT TO WHAT WAS VOTED ON BY YOU THE DRIVERS IN YOUR RULES MEETINGS BACK THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.

NO CREW MEMBERS MAY WORK ON A CAR ON TRACK DURING A CAUTION. IF THIS OCCURS, YOU WILL BE SENT TO THE REAR FOR THE RESTART.

IF TRACK OFFICIALS STOP YOUR CAR TO ASSESS LEAKS OR DAMAGE AND YOU ARE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE, YOU WILL NOT LOSE YOUR CURRENT POSITION.

IF YOU LOSE AN ENGINE DURING A RACE, QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, OR ANY OTHER ON TRACK ACTIVITY, PLEASE MOVE TO THE APRON AS QUICKLY AND AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE. THIS IS TO MINIMIZE TRACK CLEAN UP TIME AND TO PRESERVE A GOOD RACING SURFACE FOR EVERYONE.

PERSONAL CONDUCT – DRIVER AND CREW

ABSOLUTELY NO FIGHTING OR PHYSICAL VIOLENCE BETWEEN DRIVERS, CREWS, SPECTATORS WILL BE TOLERATED! WE UNDERSTAND THIS IS AN EMOTIONAL SPORT. CHECK YOUR TEMPER BEFORE YOU ACT! FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN BEING ESCORTED FROM THE PROPERTY AND POSSIBLY BANNED FROM COMPETING AT HUNTSVILLE SPEEDWAY. THERE CAN ALSO BE LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL ASSAULT ON AN INDIVIDUAL AND/OR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON CHARGES FOR GOING AFTER ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL OR THEIR CAR WITH YOUR RACE VEHICLE. THE RACE TRACK DOES NOT EXIST IN A LEGAL VACUUM WHERE LEGAL REMEDIES CANNOT BE PURSUED AND SIGNING THE WAIVER AT THE BACK GATE PROVIDES YOU NO PROTECTION FROM THE LAW.    THESE ARE THE TIMES WE LIVE IN FOLKS, WE MUST BE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS. THINK, THINK, THINK, BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING YOU’LL REGRET!

BLACK FLAGS

IF YOU ARE SHOWN THE BLACK FLAG BY THE FLAGMAN, YOU HAVE THREE LAPS TO COMPLY OR YOUR SCORING IS STOPPED. ONCE YOU ARE GIVEN THE BLACK FLAG, YOU ARE FINISHED FOR THE EVENING.

LAST LAP

ONCE THE WHITE FLAG HAS BEEN THROWN FOR THE RACE LEADER, WE WILL RACE BACK TO THE CHECKERED FLAG UNLESS THE TRACK IS BLOCKED OR UNSAFE.

HAVE FUN AND BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE!