Rules

Marion Center Raceway

2021 Late Model Rules

CAR AND BODY:

Body to follow WoO Late model rules.

Aluminum or rubber nose-pieces acceptable.

No mirrors.

No sharp or jagged edges or outward facing fasteners.

Rear window side panels may be solid or open no more than 40% of the space BUT, the right

and left sides must match (right open & left open or both solid).

The front roof support panels must match and the rear support panels must match.

Rub rails must be tight against the sheet metal body with round ends.

SPOILERS:

Spoilers permitted with maximum of eight (8) inches.

Deck lid height maximum of 38 inches.

Rear deck height must not exceed the maximum limit at any point across the deck and/or

spoiler.

WEIGHT

Minimum 2300 lbs. with driver after race. (NO EXCEPTIONS)

No added weight above driver shoulders.

Weight must be behind front axle and no further back than fuel cell and securely fastened to

frame with a ½ inch bolt or larger or all thread.

MUFFLERS

Optional but highly recommended with exhaust to outside fo body with no turn down.

REAR ENDS:

Quick change permitted.

Floater allowed.

TIRES:

No larger than 1100 Series.

14 inches from sidewall to sidewall.

No winter treads.

Cars would have reinforced wheels with oversized lug nuts.

Racing wheels permitted.

Bead locks okay.

CARBURETOR:

One 2-barrel or 4-barrel carburetor.

No nitrous oxide, no fuel injection, no turbos, no super chargers allowed.

Engine fuel gasoline or alcohol only. ENGINES:

Any steel block or aluminum block engines permitted.

Aluminum intake manifold and heads are allowed.

GAS TANKS:

A full metal firewall must be installed between driver and engine, and between fuel tank and

driver. The driver’s compartment must be completely enclosed.

Fuel tank must be securely fastened and must be welded and sealed at top, bottom, and sides.

No 5-gallon containers or converted grease or oil containers may be used as tanks.

Fuel lines run under floor, if not, must be covered and sealed at both ends by rubber hose only.

Fuel cells must be mounted behind the rear end housing between frame rails as is the normal

position from the builder and it MUST be securely strapped with a minimum of two (2) steel

straps that are bolted to the chassis (frame). Securely locking in the fuel cell. Straps MUST be at

least two (2) inches wide and 1/8 inch thick. Fuel cell must be mounted inside the fuel cell steel

block. No part of the fuel cell can be below the bottom of the rear housing.

BATTERIES:

Batteries are not allowed in the driver’s compartment.

Batteries must be securely fastened and provisions made to prevent leakage of acid in case of

roll over or damage.

A “master” battery disconnect switch must be mounted in cockpit of the car within the drivers

reach and easily accessible by the driver.

DRIVE SHAFT:

Drive shaft hoop is MANDATORY.

STARTERS:

Must be working conditions at all times.

Cars must start and run under their own power.

Must have working reverse.

SAFETY:

All seat belts must be in good shape. No safety belts over 2 years old. They will be checked.

Seat belts must be bolted to frame (not to floor) and pass inspector’s approval.

Shoulder harness is required.

Only seat belt with quick release mechanism allowed.

An aluminum full containment racing seat should be secured (bolted) to frame (not to floor) and

roll cage high and low.

Hans Device, Hutchens, and/or similar safety restraint system is required.

A quick release steering wheel is MANDATORY.

Full firesuits are MANDATORY. Any fire retardant coveralls or any fire retardant fire suit of one

or two pieces are REQUIRED. YOU MUST WEAR ONE OR YOU WILL NOT RACE! This if for your

safety.

Racing gloves and shoes are suggested. No plastic gloves.

Only racing type helmet with full-race shield should be worn. Helmets that have fire resistant

interior- Snell 2005 and up are recommended.

Should have fire extinguisher within driver’s reach.

RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER

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. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall

result from the publication of or compliance with these rules and/or regulations They are

intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or

death to a participant, spectator, or official.

The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any

of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in their option do not alter

the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result

from such alterations of specifications. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to

the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

On occasion when situations arise that are not covered by written rules, the track officials may

put special rulings into effect. Once such rulings are acted upon, they may become an act of

policy and will be added to the existing rules of procedures.

Marion Center Raceway

2021 Steel block/ 358/ Crate Rules

All requirements listed in those sections MUST be met unless an exception is clearly stated.

CHASSIS / BODY

Late model chassis permitted, 103 wheelbase minimum.

No glass permitted.

Aluminum or rubber nose permitted.

Full floorboards and fire walls in drivers compartment.

No sideboards or wings permitted, both sail panels must match.

Maximum deck height 38 inches.

Maximum spoiler height 8 inches.

Maximum length of spoiler sides or center support 18 inches.

Maximum deck height with spoiler 46 inches.

No part of the body or frame will be longer than 46 inches from the center of the rear wheels

to the rear of the car.

All cars must have tow hooks or cables clearly visible.

SUSPENSION/DRIVELINE

Any suspension permitted.

Fixed valve shock only, NO adjustable shocks of any kind anywhere. No air shocks

Quick change or 9 inch permitted.

Transmission may be standard, automatic or internal clutch racing. Reverse must be in

working order. 5. Non-race type transmissions must have protective bell housing.

No traction control, mechanical or electrical, will be permitted.

Bump-stops allowed on right-front only!

No stacker springs.

WEIGHT

Any steel block not meeting 358 class rules will run a spacer with restrictors.

2400 as raced.2200 with GM 602 crate and 604 crate #2350

All added weight must be bolted securely inside the frame rails.

No weight may be inside the drivers compartment.

All weight must be painted white with the car number clearly marked on them.

ENGINE

No aluminum blocks.

Factory cast iron blocks or sealed GM 602 Crate engine, no aftermarket blocks. Cars

with GM 602 must be clearly marked at the bottom of the driver’s window. Factory 604 sealed.

Cast iron heads only, no aluminum heads. Only factory valve stem angle. Example:

Chevrolet is 23 degrees.

No dry sump oiling systems or components of any type.

2 or 4 barrel carburetors gasoline or alcohol.

Maximum spacer / adapter height 2 inch total.

No turbos or super chargers.

No fuel injection.

No nitrous.

360 cubic inch limit. Engine block must be factory 360 cubic inch or smaller. Example:

No GM 400 block with a 327 crankshaft. We will be using casting numbers to check

this. Missing casting numbers will be cause for failing tech.

Maximum cam lift is 515 measured at the valve as raced. 12. No roller cams or lifters. Roller rockers are permitted.

OEM stock stroke crankshaft only. GM 3.48 and 3.50 allowed. Also Ford 351 (3.50) and

Chrysler 360 (3.58). Any other crankshaft stroke not used in production model engines

making less cubic inches will be considered a stroker and will be DQ’d.

Flat top pistons only.

All exhaust must exit the car.

All cars must start and run under their own power.

Must have 12-volt starting system.

WHEELS AND TIRES:

Steel and aluminum wheels only.

Any tire, 1100 series max.

NOTES:

Alcohol is allowed for fuel; if used, car must be clearly marked with an “A” on the fuel cell

and by the driver’s door or A-pillar.’

**** Tech has the right to internally inspect any engine part after the feature. Even if the

engine pumps legal.

****If the rules do not say you can do something, then you are not allowed.

Street stock rules: Penn Ohio rules https://www.pennohioprostocks.com/procedures.htm


Marion Center Raceway
2021 Strictly Stock Rules

CHASSIS/BODY
Acceptable vehicles: All North American OEM 4-link cars 1965 to present with a
minimum wheelbase of 101″. Wheelbase must measure the same on both sides. No
convertibles, trucks, jeeps, station wagons or sport utilities.
Must have full firewall and floorboards in driver’s compartment. Passenger interior may
be “boxed in” above floorboard but no higher than window opening.
No spoiler or spoiler sides. Rear deck must have no more than 2’’ rake (from back to
mid plate). Max deck height is 45’’.
Roof raking 2” max.
No sideboards or wings of any kind or size.
Tail ends must be completely covered (side to side) one half the distance from the
highest point of the rear deck to the ground. In other words, measure from ground to
highest point of rear deck. (This must be done with car race ready… tires on and inflated,
car on level ground, etc.) Divide that in half and back must be completely sealed that far
down.
Body Style must be respective to the class and must pass tech inspection approval. No Flat panels on
the sides. Roof must be steel or aluminum ONLY. Roof, roof posts, and tail piece MUST be OEMAppearing. No Late model style roofs or posts. It MUST be STOCK APPEARING. (No Exceptions)
Plastic or rubber nose and tail piece permitted. One or two piece. Nosepiece must be
stock type. No late model style noses permitted.
FRAME
Must remain OEM appearing. Front and rear suspension mounts on frame MUST remain
STOCK and in STOCK LOCATIONS. Altering will result in disqualification. Rectangular
tubing may be used to replace rusted frames behind rear-end. Any alterations MUST HAVE
TECH APPROVAL. Rear weight jacks are permitted.
Uni-body frames must have 2″x3″ box tubing joining OEM front and rear frame
sections. Must have Tech approval.
SUSPENSION
Suspension must match chassis used.
No coil-overs permitted. 13. No driver adjustable components.
Any coil springs, any shim, or spring spacers are permitted.
Cars must have a minimum of 5 inches ride height from the lowest point of the frame
rail.
Front A-arms tubular upper (non adjustable only) OEM type lower.
Rear OEM Location 4-Link or leaf spring only. Mounts on rear-end must remain in
stock location on frame. Mounts on rear axle may not exceed 4″ from the bottom of the axle
tube to the bottom of the mount, that also includes the shock mount. The only exception is if
using a factory stock axle. Stock-type control arms only. May change bushings to monoball, heims ends
or any type adjustable arms will NOT be permitted. Leaf-Spring cars may
have adjustable shackles on rear. No spring sliders.
Shocks must remain STOCK and in the STOCK position. Heims end shocks will NOT
be permitted.
No adjustable shocks front or rear.
STEERING
Steering must remain OEM for type of chassis used.
OEM steering boxes only.
No rack and pinions.
Steering quickeners allowed.
ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN
Engine type (GM, Ford, Chrysler etc.) Must match chassis used. Factory sealed GM
602 engine will be permitted on any chassis.
Maximum engine size is 350 (GM) 351(Ford) or 360(Chrysler).
No fuel injection. Production fuel injected vehicles must be changed to carburetion.
No aluminum blocks, no aftermarket blocks.
No aluminum heads, no aftermarket heads.
No angle plug heads.
Double-hump heads are permitted. Part # 10239906 and 12558062 Vortec heads are
permitted.
Engines may be bored to .040 over bore.
Hydraulic camshafts only. (Any hydraulic flat tappet camshaft)
No solid cams.
No roller cams.
No roller lifters.
No roller rockers. Roller tips will be permitted.
Stock stamped 1.5 rockers only!
Furthest forward spark plug in line with upper ball joint.
Factory stock cast iron intakes, or aluminum egr type intakes,:
Edelbrock #2101-2116 for Chevy
Edelbrock #2181 for Fords
Edelbrock #2176 for Chrysler may be used.
No othe Hi-Performance or high-rise intake will be permitted.
No porting of any type.
Vacuum secondary cannot open when engine is not running. No
double pumpers, no quadra-jet carburetors.
OEM stock stroke crank shaft only.
OEM length connecting rods only.
Pistons: flat top or dish only; No dome tops permitted.
OEM-type ignition only. No Mags, MSD, Mallory, Accell, Pertronix, and no external
spark box.
Exhaust must exit past driver. Street-style and over-the-rail headers are permitted with 1
5/8″ tube and 3″ collector maximum. Crossover, Tri-Y, or 180-degree headers are not
permitted.
Transmissions must be OEM type – automatic or standard.
Standard must have steel blow proof bell housing with an inspection hole in the bottom.
OEM steel flywheel (no aluminum) with 10″ clutch.
Multi-disc clutch will be permitted. Must add 100lbs. 51. Automatics must have working torque converter with steel scatter shield.
OEM rears, Ford 9 inch rear, or floaters permitted.
Standard 5-bolt no wide pattern hubs.
Rears must be locked.
Cars must start and run under their own power.
Cars must have working reverse.
WEIGHT
Minimum weight will be 3200lbs. Cars with a multi-disc clutch must weigh a minimum of
3300lbs(with driver) after the feature and be clearly marked “3300 LBS” on the drivers window.
WHEELS/TIRES
Steel 15’’ racing wheels only.
15 inch tires only. 27.5/8.0×15 max. on 7’’ or 8’’ rims only. NO BIGGER!! Recaps
allowed. Any compound allowed. NO ALUMINMUM WHEELS!! NO WINTER TREADS!!
Bead locks allowed on all four wheels.
ROLLCAGE / SAFETY
Please read and follow all Safety Rules and Regulations found in the section titled SAFETY
RULES!
OTHER
Gas only; no alcohol.
No driver controllable brake bias adjusters or shutoffs.
Other than the requirements or exceptions listed elsewhere within the rules, the car and
all components MUST remain stock appearing.
AMB Transponders are required for this clAss.

Four cylinder rules: SCDRA rules

Marion Center Raceway

FWDs will run under SCDRA rules except for the red bullet differences (Same FWD rules as Thunder Mountain Speedway)

Basics:

Must be a stock 4 cylinder car

No turbo or rotary engines allowed

Stock-type fuel injection or stock manufactured carburetor only (Motorcraft, etc…).

ONE 0.800″ maximum throttle body spacer may be used. No Holley, Weber or other

racing carburetors allowed. Carburetor must be stock for engine.

Motor must be stock appearing and in stock location

Motor must match car (ex. Honda must have Honda engine)

Any air or oil filters (K&N, etc.)

Intake must be a stock intake. No Skunk 2, etc.

No cold air intakes for fuel injections – must be stock type breather system. A flexible

rubber or plastic hose may be used in place of the stock air box tube. No smooth metal or

smooth plastic tubing allowed. A cone type

filter is allowed and may be connected directly to throttle body or the allowed tubes.

Aftermarket radiators okay – radiators can be braced for support

Aftermarket (racing) headers are allowed.🔴 ***No claim Rule

Computer may be chipped and/or tuned. A standalone ECU and aftermarket harness are allowed. Ignition coil must remain OEM however the coil on-plug kits are allowed.

The fuel rail should remain stock-type and stock appearing.

Weight Rules:

All cars must weigh 2,200 pounds with car and driver after the race

Exceptions: 50 lb. weight break for HANS or like device

50 lb. weight break for containment seat

Body / Wheel / Tire Rules:

Any front wheel drive car

No all-wheel drive cars or all wheel steer cars

Must have stock rear and front suspensions as from factory, Slotting of factory mounting holes allowed. Plating for safety is allowed.

No racing springs (lowering) or shocks allowed. Springs may be heated, clamped or use spring rubbers. Springs must be within 2’ of factory installed height

Rear control arms should be stock but may be braced / strengthened / repaired. No aftermarket.

Stock type aftermarket suspension bushings are allowed

Stock production cars only

🔴- Mirrors are NOT allowed

Must have a fully welded, quality built MINIMUM 4 point roll cage inside the car with a minimum of 0.95″ thickness tubing

– 🔴 Marion Center Raceway Tech has final say in safety of the cage

Minimum 3 driver door bars / 2 side door bars – 6 or more point cages okay

Roll cage may extend forward behind bumpers. Bumpers must be covered in some way with no exposed sharp corners. Coverage is at Thunder Mountain Speedway Tech discretion.

No push bars to extend outside of bumpers or beyond nose piece.

Aftermarket racing wheels allowed – 7 inch maximum. NO BEAD LOCKS

Street legal DOT tires required. No drag radials, mud grip lug tires, racing tires or racing recapped tires allowed. Directional tires are allowed.

Tires can be mixed and matched for stagger

Aftermarket asphalt style nose pieces allowed. Any nose piece used must be conformed to fit at reasonable and near-factory dimensions.

6 inch metal support to extend out behind nosepiece or to hold grill in place allowed

No push bars to extend outside of bumpers or beyond nose piece.

No rub rails allowed on sides of body.

Some sheet metal will be allowed for repairs. Cars should remain as close to stock appearing as possible. No more than 1/3 of body can be sheet metal. Adding sheet metal to bodies may result in a 100 lbs. weight penalty being assessed which will increase by 100 lbs. at each event until corrected.

Gutting of body is allowed.

Safety:

🔴 -Window nets are MANDATORY. Sprint-Style window nets will NOT be permitted.

RACING (not motorcycle or DOT) helmet, SA 2005 or newer is required.

Minimum single-layer fire suit required (SA 3.2A specification recommended).

Fire proof gloves strongly recommended (SFI 3.3 specification recommended).

A 4 or 5 point harness, properly mounted per manufacturers’ specifications, is required. Must have been manufactured in the last 4 years. Any worn, abraded or torn belts shall be replaced.

A minimum 5 lb. fire extinguisher is recommended and should be securely mounted within drivers reach.

Only racing-type seats, properly mounted per manufacturers’ specifications, are allowed. A full containment seat is strongly recommended. Cars equipped with full containment seats will receive a 50 lbs. weight break.

A head and neck restraint system (SFI 16.1 compliant) is strongly recommended. Drivers using a head and neck restraint will receive a 50 lbs. weight reduction.

An approved firewall must be in place between driver compartment and fuel cells, fuel lines or tanks.

Exhaust pipes must not extend out of any body surface more than 1” and pipe must be blunt and free of sharp edges.

Miscellaneous Rules:

Marion Center Raceway Tech has final ruling on all questions of legality. A pre-race inspection

will be made to ensure SAFETY only.

Questions of legality can and will be answered during the pre-race inspection if asked by

entrant. No guarantee of legality shall be expressed or implied during pre-race inspection.

Legality will be determined in POST-race inspection.

Competitors must present cars for inspection prior to participating in any racing event. –

No radios allowed

RACEceivers or a like device is mandatory at all times on track.

AMB MyLaps Transponders are also required. Please see mounting instructions section

for more info.

Marion Center Raceway
2021 General Rules / Race Procedures

DISCLAIMER
1. Marion Center Raceway is private property. Spectators and participants are welcome to attend the activities at the facility for entertainment purposes, the track reserves the right to remove person(s) causing a disturbance or interference with the entertainment on said property.
 2. 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. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from the publication of or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official.
3. The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from such alterations of specifications. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
 4. It should be understood a rule cannot be written for every eventuality or circumstance and that continuous developments in racing may necessitate changes. Therefore, conditions not specifically covered may necessitate updating, modifying, adding to or deleting rules. Also, exceptions to the rules may be made, on a temporary basis, at the discretion of Marion Center Speedway Management. Because it is not addressed do not assume it is legal.
5. Only towing vehicle, trailer and racecar are allowed in pits during the running of the races. No personal vehicle permitted in the pit area for any reason. (No exception) Anyone not complying with this rule will not be able to race until the compliance is met. Vehicles including towing equipment, wreckers, push trucks and all other equipment located in the pit area or restricted area are NOT covered by insurance.
6. Everyone who enters the pit area, or participates in competition promoted by Marion Center  Raceway does acknowledge, represent and warrant that he/she has read, understands and agrees to abide by the rules in their entirety. Permission to participate or enter grounds shall constitute acceptance of same. Drivers/owners are urged to share these rules with their crew members. Ignorance will not be tolerated as an excuse. These rules are effective upon publication by Marion Center Raceway, regardless of when a person is subject to the rules or receives actual notice of the rule(s).
 7. Drivers are independent contractors assuming all responsibility for money received as a result of their activities including but not limited to income taxes, FICA, other withheld taxes, and workman’s compensation. Drivers/owners are not employees of Marion Center Raceway. Drivers/owners agree that they, heirs, and assigns will be entitled to the benefits of the competitor accident policy procured by Marion Center Raceway for accidental injuries or death, which are the results of external, violent, and visible means sustained in speedway activities. The competitor accident policy shall constitute the limit of liability of Marion Center Raceway for such injuries occurring to the driver in speedway activities, and driver unconditionally release and indemnify Marion Center Raceway, regardless of the nature of injury or death.
8. In consideration of entering into any of the scheduled events, car owners, drivers, pit-crew or sponsors, agree to permit Marion Center Raceway and its assigned, the use of their names ,pictures, videotapes, in any manner of advertising and before and after any event and to Relinquish all rights without further compensation publicity.
9. All rules and points will be in effect on opening night for the all divisions. Every car is allowed one race to get up to specs provided it is not a safety or performance infraction.
GENERAL RULES AND PROCEDURES
Social Media
1. Marion Center Raceway recognizes your right to express your opinions, good or bad, on social media. However, all Drivers, Pit Crew Members, and Team Owners must be advised that any type of threat, disparaging, racist, or homophobic remarks against Track Officials, Personnel, or any other Drivers or Pit Crew Members WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
 2. Any action by a Driver or Pit Crew Member that appears to be the execution of a threat will result in penalties via suspension and/or fines against the Driver or Car Owner. REMEMBER the Driver is responsible for the conduct of all of his/her Pit Crew Member!
 3. Any Driver or Team Owner that disparages Marion Center Raceway in any publication (including messages boards, social media, etc.) maybe suspended for a minimum of an event or suspended for the rest of the race season!
Social Media Disciplinary Actions:
• First offense – One Week Suspension
• Second offense – Two Week Suspension
• Third offense –Banned for remainder of race season, loss of ALL driver points.
 
DRIVERS AGE REQUIREMENT
1.      Drivers must be at least 16 years of age to compete in all divisions. Those who are 16-17 must sign the Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement at each race event. Note: Drivers that do not meet this age requirement are required to request an exception to policy from the track management.
 AGE LIMITATIONS (Pit Area)
 1. For minors (anyone under the age of 18) who aren’t participating in the racing events, but are entering the pit area, a parent or guardian accompanying the minor will have to sign the consent form and minor will be required to sign The Minor Assumption of Risk and Release on a nightly basis, this must be approved at the track office or by Marion Center Raceway management)
 
 PIT AREA
 1. All persons entering the pit area must read, understand, and sign the Release and Waiver Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement.
 2. Every person entering the (Pit Area) must personally sign all releases. Pit passes (wristbands) must be worn by everyone who enters the pit area and must remain visible at all times. Anyone caught illegally entering pits & cannot produce an authorized pit pass will be immediately ejected from track and will not be allowed to enter the pit area at all that race night. Thunder Marion Center Raceway management/officials reserve the right to ask for proof of admission any time. Once a person has paid entry into and has entered the pit area, there shall be NO PIT REFUND. (This is compulsory for insurance purposes and your safety)
 3. Credentials/passes may only be used by the person to whom they are assigned Marion Center Raceway reserves the right revoke any credentials or passes anytime at the discretion of Marion Center Raceway management.
 4. All payoffs will be made payable after the events are over to the payee of record. ID required to pick up cash at the end of the night. Each competitor/owner must sign and return the W-9 tax information on their registration form to Marion Center Raceway management before their winnings will be paid. Marion Center Raceway will mail the person or corporation designated on the Form W-9 a Form 1099 by January 31 of the following year if the person or corporation earned a minimum of $600.00 during the year, as required by the IRS.
 5. Marion Center Raceway management/officials reserve the right to inspect all vehicles and trailers entering the pit area. If anyone is found in the vehicle/trailer who has not signed in, the person who did not have the proper pit pass will not be allowed to enter the pit area at all that race night (FIRST OFFENSE) the driver/owner will receive a verbal warning (SECOND OFFENSE) the vehicle/trailer will be rejected from the grounds and all monies paid will be forfeited with no recourse and the race car will be barred for the remainder of the season.
 6. No two-way radios, electronic communications, mirrors, scanners, no on-board computers or any computer adjustable devices allowed.
 7. Marion Center Raceway management/track officials will conduct inspections at the beginning of the race season and throughout the year. All cars and drivers are subject to inspection at anytime. All cars entered must be free from mechanical defects and in safe racing condition. Race cars must comply with class or division rules for which it is entered. If track Officials inspect and pass a racecar, Marion Center Raceway does not certify that the racecar is free from mechanical defect or in safe racing condition. Track Officials do not inspect a race car; such non-inspection does not constitute certification by the Speedway that the racecar is free from mechanical defect or in safe racing /condition. No car deemed unsafe or illegal by a track official or tech inspector will be allowed on the track at any time. If a car has been found illegal, upon his next visit to the speedway, the car will be teched prior to the racing events. Only suitable cars will be approved for competition. Cars deemed illegal will not participate. Any car caught illegal receives NO MONEY OR POINTS for that night. Marion Center Raceway management/ track officials reserve the right to reject any car and/or driver without recourse.
8.The driver and owner assumes responsibility for all actions of pit crew, sponsors, and themselves at all times and shall be the sole spokespersons for the car and crew in any and all matters pertaining to the race and with officials in charge, If the driver is also the owner, only he/she will be the sole spokesperson.
9. Anyone taking part in discourteous conduct or causing a disturbance in public may be disqualified or may be subject to any other discipline deemed appropriate by Marion Center Raceway management/officials. This suspension excludes any cancellations.
10. Any suspension(s) on the final night of racing will carry over to the next year. Crew members are also subject to suspension that may possibly carry over to the driver at the discretion of the Marion Center Raceway management/officials. In the event of a suspension during a sanctioned event, the suspension will carry over to the amount of weeks deemed necessary by track management for his or her division. It will be up to the sanctioning body to determine any additional penalties over and above Marion Center Raceway decision.
11. Anyone leaving his or her pit area to go to another pit area to cause a disturbance will be punished by Marion Center Raceway management for whatever way is deemed necessary.
 12. Verbal abuse, fighting or assault on any participants/official on premises at anytime is strictly time prohibited, offender(s) will be subject to possible suspension, ejection or disqualified from the event by track management for whatever period of time is deemed necessary. Any driver that is disqualified from any event will forfeit any pay and points that they may receive for that night.
 13. Firearms and any type of weapons are absolutely prohibited at all times on the grounds of Marion Center Raceway, as the facility is private property. At any time, the display of any type of weapon or threat of bodily harm will result in permanent suspension.
 14. It is the policy of Marion Center Raceway to provide safe, clean, competitive racing. Any driver, who in the opinion of Marion Center Raceway management, race director/officials is driving rough, i.e. being overly aggressive, appears to be intentionally causing contact between his car and another, etc. will be penalized at Marion Center Raceway management, discretion and can range from being docked spots at the finish, being put to the rear of the field, disqualified from the race completely as well as subsequent races that night, and/or suspended. Drivers called for rough driving will be charged with a caution no matter if he or she stops or not. This rule applies hot laps, to preliminary events, features and/or off the track.
15. Threats of retaliation on the speedway will be considered assault with a deadly weapon and grounds for prosecution. If this is heard by track officials, Marion Center Raceway Management has the right to bar the driver from competing for the remainder of the night or from future events.
16. No alcoholic beverages are permitted in the pits at any time prior t or during a racing event. Absolutely no intoxicating drugs will be permitted on the entire grounds of the Marion Center Raceway. Any participant suspected of narcotic and/or intoxicant use may be subject to testing. Failure to comply with this rule by any person(s) will result in immediate suspension from that day’s event and may result in suspension to future events at Marion Center Raceway. Anyone found to be under the influence, or in possession of any intoxicating drug will be turned over to law enforcement. Drivers/owners are responsible for crew members. Any crewmember caught using alcoholic beverages and/or drugs will result in driver/owner being disqualified from that day’s event. Any injured competitor that was determined to be legally intoxicated will result in a denial of insurance benefits. No exception to the rule.
17. Absolutely no profane signs or derogatory comments allowed on race cars. Anyone who does so will not be permitted to race until it is removed.
 18. No driver, car owner, or crew member will have any claim for damages or expenses against the promoter or any track official by reasons of disqualification, damages to the car, or injuries to the driver. All parties agree that the track grounds are considered safe if they take part in the event. The driver further acknowledges that the driver is aware that auto racing involves risks and that by competing in an event, the driver assumes these risks with full awareness and knowledge.
 19. An approved racing helmet with goggles or face shield, flame retardant uniform with gloves (highly recommended), and competition quick-release harness with shoulder straps must be worn and be fastened at all times while on the track or in the pits. A full-face helmet is highly recommended (Snell 2005). Sprint Cars will not be pushed off unless the driver is wearing a helmet and is fully suited-the same goes for any car under power.
 20. Each car will furnish their own fire extinguishers. Each extinguisher should be kept fully charged at all times. Each pit area will also have an extinguisher located either within the hauler 6 or in the trailer. It is highly recommended that drivers carry an on board extinguisher as well. A 10-lb. ABC type extinguisher is the minimum size for this application.
21. Only registered drivers may drive cars in any official racing event at Marion Center Raceway.
 22. Only one person is permitted in a car at anytime while it is underway, either in the pits or on the track. No riding on the outside of the car is permitted. First time offenders will be warned. Additional offenders run the risk of disqualifying car and driver for the night event.
 23. Any participant involved in an accident that results in injury or has the potential to have health effects not immediately recognizable, must report to the pit steward or Marion Center Raceway management before leaving the premises, providing the participant/spectator is physically able to do so, Negligence in this matter will result in loss of any benefits.
 24. Drivers must remain in their cars except in an emergency or unless instructed by a track official. This means no getting out of the car to argue with another car driver or Marion Center Raceway Official. Drivers are to stay in their cars while the car is transported back to drivers pit area. If a driver leaves his car it will be interpreted that he or she has determined they are finished in the event.
25. Only safety crews and wrecker crews will be allowed on the track in the event of an accident. Crew members in violation may cause driver disqualification. No crew member may leave the pit area to go to the track at any time during competition. It is recommended that each team designate one person that can act as a liaison with track crews in the event of a serious accident. Any driver, owner or crew member who interferes with track personnel when removing their cars from the speedway may result in disqualification of their car.
26. Owners, crew members, fans, etc. may join the winning car and driver during victory lane ceremonies only after the all other race participants have cleared the track.
27. All teams will be responsible for the proper disposal of their used motor oil, grease or any other lubricants which may be harmful to the environment. There will be NO designated area to dispose of oil on Marion Center Raceway property. Anyone found contaminating the Marion Center Raceway property with these materials will have to pay to have any contamination cleaned up to the DEP specifications. Failure to comply with this will result in prosecution and suspension.
28. All race teams are responsible for removing their old tires from the pit area after each race night. 29. NO glass bottles are permitted on the Marion Center Raceway premises, Marion Center Raceway management/officials reserves the right to inspect all coolers.
 30. Drivers earn the points and starting positions in the races, cars do not. If a driver scratches to allow another driver to drive their car, the second driver must have already been eligible for the 7 race they wish to enter A driver may change to another car after he (or she) has notified the officials and before the green flag is displayed. If the qualifying events (heats) have been completed, the driver must start last in the B-main or A-main event, whichever is the next event for the driver. Failure to abide by this procedure will result in disqualification and loss of all money and points for the entire event.
 31. Track officials, wrecker personnel, firemen, push truck drivers, etc. is not permitted to assist with any damage or repair. This includes removing mud from cars on the speedway. (Track officials reserve the right to work on cosmetic damage if safety is an issue).
 32. There are NO pets permitted in the pits or grandstands, except for service animals trained to aid a person with a disability.
 33. The scoring booth and/or flag stand are not to be entered by anyone other than designated Marion Center Raceway officials. In the event of any question regarding scoring decisions, the questioning driver and/or owner may be invited into the scoring booth upon completion of the race and meet for an explanation.
34. Any event sanctioned by an outside organization will be conducted under that sanctioning body rules. All rules enforced by management /officials must be adhered to while on Marion Center Raceway property. Special race night will have increased Admission Prices.
35.RACECeiver/RADIO COMMUNICATIONS All drivers in competition at Marion Center Raceway are required to have a means to receive one-way communication from the Race Director on frequency 454.000. Failure to comply with instructions given over the RACECeiver during your racing event can result in you being black flagged.
RACE SCORING/TRANSPONDER
 1. All race cars participating in racing events at Marion Center Raceway must use a transponder in order to participate. Drivers/owner is ultimately responsible to have the transponder mounted in correct location in your division and in working order to compete. All scoring will be done at the start/finish line. Results and decisions will be made by (MYLaps/AMB) Transponder System (red) and or scorers and/or track officials Marion Center Raceway will not use individual’s videos, pictures, etc. to make rulings. Failure to have a working transponder may subject you to be sent to the rear of your event to start.
2. Transponders may also be rented at the track fuel trailer. Rented transponders must be returned the night they are rented. If a rented transponder is not returned to Marion Center Raceway the driver/owner payout will not be released and points for an event may be withheld until the transponder is returned in working order to Marion Center Raceway.
 TRACK AFTER HOURS
1.      Marion Center Raceway is always considered closed unless otherwise stated. Driving on the race track, the pit area, or parking area during off hours is considered trespassing and violators are subject to the penalties prescribed by law. Marion Center Raceway reserves the right to pursue legal action against anyone trespassing anywhere on Marion Center Raceway property. If you need to come and look for something-just call first. Access will be given.
 GOLF CARTS, ATV’S OTHER MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT
 1. All golf carts, ATV’s and other motorized equipment are only permitted on the Marion Center Raceway property if they are used for pushing and/or hauling parts/tires/fuel ONLY. Due to insurance regulations, 4 wheelers, golf carts, and other motorized equipment are only permitted in the pit area. The use of these types of vehicles as personal transportation, joy riding and/or playtime will not be permitted; they will be removed from the pit area. Any resistance will result in the driver’s disqualification. The car owner and owner of the ATV are equally responsible for all injuries to person or property caused by anyone operating the ATV and shall indemnify and hold Marion Center Raceway harmless from all claims arising in any way from participating in the racing activity. Marion Center Raceway reserves the right to deny use of pit vehicles by any team driving recklessly or speeding. Minimum age of the ATV operator is.
16. The driver/car owner assumes all responsibility for actions of their pit crew, sponsors, family members.
 RAIN CHECK POLICY:
 If all qualifying races have been completed and the show must be postponed, then no rain checks will be issued. That night’s activities shall be considered complete and the remaining features will be rescheduled for makeup at the discretion of the Marion Center Raceway management. If the races are cancelled during the qualifying races, face value of that rain check will be honored at either of the next two (2) events There will be NO CASH REFUNDS (No exceptions) If a special event is scheduled, the rain check may be used if the person pays the difference between the original admission price and the special event admission price. If a special event gets rained out, it may be held and redeemed for its face value for the specified make-up event or may be redeemed at one of the next two (2) regular events. In either case, the holder will not receive any refund. Make absolutely sure you keep your authorized pit pass/ general admission pass/ticket in the event of a rain-out it is the only means by which you will be allowed admittance on the rescheduled date. Rain checks will be honored only for tickets that have the appropriate number for rainouts. The announcements of rain dates will be posted on Marion Center Raceway website and/or Marion Center Raceway facebook.
CAR NUMBERS
 1. Numbers must be placed on both sides of the car and be at least 18” high and 3” inches wide.
 2. Please keep numbers limited to three digits. All numbers and letters should be clearly legible at race speeds. If numbers 3, 6, 8, or 9 are used, make sure they are distinguishable. Do not let nerf bars block visibility. Duplicate numbers will be modified and assigned by the race director for the duration of the season. Any driver/owner refusing to let track officials do so will NOT be permitted to compete until the modifications are completed.
 3. A car number cannot be altered after hot laps or after qualifying pill is pulled. A DRIVER CAN NOT RUN THEIR REGULAR CAR AND ALTER THE NUMBER TO ACCUMULATE POINTS FOR ANOTHER DRIVER AND/OR CAR.CAR STARTING THE HEAT IS THE ONLY CAR THAT CAN ACCUMULATE POINTS FOR THE NIGHT A QUALIFIED CAR CAN BE USED AS A BACK-UP YOUR NUMBER IS PUT ON THE CAR AND YOU ARE DRIVING THE CAR YOURSELF (NO SUBSTITUTES) YOU MUST START AT THE REAR.
 DRIVER SUBSTITUTIONS
1.      A driver will be allowed to have a substitute driver race his car up to three times in a season.
INSPECTION
1.All cars are subject to inspection by the tech inspector or pit official at any time or any place. The tech inspector and/or promoter will enforce the rules of the appropriate division, and shall have the authority to deny a car permission to race based on his judgment of its condition relative to the rules.
2. All bolt-on weight must be securely fastened and acceptable to the tech inspector or the said competitor will be denied participation.
3. A driver will have one week to make any necessary changes to get completely up to track specification. The exception to this will be safety specifications; tire rule violations, performance violations, or any other rule violation deemed so by the tech inspector, which will have no grace period. 4. It is your responsibility to know and understand the rules before you participate. Cars that do not pass inspection or those that do not meet minimum requirements set by the track and/or tech inspector will not be able to compete .No refunds will be given, and any points and monies earned that night will be forfeited.
 5. Marion Center Raceway reserves the right to make changes to the rules at any time in order to preserve the competition and integrity of the event and/or division. Participant hereby grants Marion Center Raceway full and unconditional permission to collect and retain vehicles, parts of vehicles, equipment, or any other items used in conjunction with participation that are owned by or in the possession of participant or present at an event (collectivity items), including such items that may be relevant to teching, the investigation of an accident; the inspection or testing of such items for previous purposes, or for any other purpose. Marion Center Raceway may 10 exercise this right to take and retain items at any time when Marion Center Raceway determines in its sole and absolute discretion that such actions are necessary. When an item is suspected of being out of compliance with a Marion Center Raceway rule, or when an item has been involved in an accident.
 6. Marion Center Raceway may in its sole and absolute discretion collect and retain such items believed it necessary to do so to further investigate, make a final determination, and/or preserve evidence. At any time Marion Center Raceway collects and retains items, and will try to safeguard such items and return such items when completed its work with them, but Marion Center Raceway makes no representations or warranties that the item(s) will not be lost, damaged destructively tested, destroyed, or otherwise affected. Parts deemed illegal parts will not be returned to driver/owner and will become the sole possession of Marion Center Raceway.
 DRIVERS MEETING
 When driver meetings are scheduled they will precede hot laps and time will be posted at the registration booth area. All drivers/owners are expected to attend the meeting to obtain the evening’s announcements, rules changes, etc. Drivers that do not attend the drivers meeting waive all rights to protest. The intent of the drivers meeting is for informational purposes about the event. Questions on procedures and format are encouraged; however, personal attacks or signaling anyone out will not be tolerated in front of the group. Any person making malicious attacks may be barred from competing in the night’s event and risks a suspension. Issues concerning other drivers, track officials, or any other private/personal matters are to be dealt with at another time with Thunder Mountain Speedway management and/or track official(s). Please contact the Marion Center Raceway management /race director to make a pre-arranged appointment.
 HOT LAPS
If there are hot laps, they will begin approximately 30 to 45 minutes before the first official event of the evening. The number of laps and amount of cars per session will be at the discretion of track officials. Cars are not permitted to participate in more than one session. Hot laps are at the discretion of track officials and may or may NOT be held based on weather conditions, track conditions, time constrains, etc.
MULTIPLE DIVISIONS/CHANGING DIVISIONS
 Cars may only be registered and compete in a total of one class per night. Any driver running two classes in a nighTmust pay two registration fees/pit entries.
 FIELDSIZE
 1. The number of cars per heat race will be determined by the race director. If there are 9 cars or less, there will be one heat race, 10 to 20 cars, there may be two/three heat races, 21 to 30 cars, there may be four/five heat races. The feature field size will be 24 cars for all divisions. The promoter has the option to add additional cars, if necessary.
2. If a qualified car scratches from the feature, one extra car will transfer from the consy to the feature. If more than one consy is run, the additional car would come from the first consy and rotate from thereafter.
LENGTH OF EVENTS
 If situations occur that makes the show run late, the scheduled amount of laps may be cut at Marion Center Raceway management discretion. Officials have the option of enforcing a 30-minute feature time limit. The clock will stop during a red flag. Drivers will be notified either by the pit steward, lineup official, and/or on the speedway blackboard. Heat 8 laps Late Models, Street Stock, Semi-Lates, 4-Cylinders All divisions are 8 laps when run under non-qualifying format CONSY Late Models, Street Stocks, Semi- Lates, 4-Cylinders All divisions are 10 laps for less than 10 cars or 12 laps for 10 or more cars.
REGULAR FEATURE RACES
Late Models 25 laps
Street Stocks 20 laps
Semi- Lates 20 laps
 4-Cylinders 15 laps
 
 Note: The amount of laps for special increased purse events will be on the blackboard prior to the events.
 LINE-UP PROCEDURES
 Heat lineups will be posted on the blackboard according to pill draw. Please line yourself up for your event. Cars will enter the lineup area as directed by the lineup official. Cars should enter the speedway at a slow and steady pace. Cars not in position in the line-up area when the race goes out onto the track will automatically go to the tail. Be advised that the flagman will not hold the race for a late car. If a car(s) scratches from an event, cars will be moved up to fill positions.
 HEATS/PILL DRAW
 1. Unless otherwise announced, the pill draw, for heat race line-up purposes and/or time trial order, will take place in the pit area at the registration building.
2. A car representative will draw a pill for heat race line-ups. The car must be in the pits when the pill is drawn. Pill draw cut off will be approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of racing.
3. Pill draw opens at 4:00pm on regular race nights. Each division will draw any time before 6:00 pm. Pill draw will shut off at 6:00 pm. No more pills will be drawn, no exception! Heat running order will be posted on the blackboard in the pit area at the registration building.
4. Heats will be lined-up with the low pill number on the pole of the first heat and the second low pill on the pole of heat two and so on alternating by heats.
 5. Cars must run in assigned heat race according to pill draw. All cars must run in their event(s) as posted; they may not switch events or tag another event if they miss their scheduled event(s).
6. If a car (s) scratches from an event, cars will be moved up to fill position.
7. Car(s) that miss heat race or qualifying will start tail of the consy or if no consy is run that night, the car must start at the rear of the feature provided that the field is not already full. If a full field is already established no new cars will be permitted to participate.
 8. Any car(s) not pulling a pill will start scratch in the heats. PLEASE make note of the evening’s schedule as well as your line up position. We will NOT come find you to make sure you are lined up-this is YOUR responsibility. If you are not lined up on the grid when your race goes out, you will start at the tail of the field. If a driver fails to report to the speedway prior to an event or does not take the initial green flag, he or she will not be able to enter the event.
GROUP QUALIFYING
For the qualifying format, pill draw will determine order of qualifying with driver drawing the lowest pill going out first. Cars will be broke up into groups per division and posted on the blackboard. Each division will stage in the pit before qualifying. Car must qualify with designated group. Car(s) that fail to qualify in their group or unable to report to the staging area prior to qualifying will be allowed 1- lap at the end of qualifying.
 FEATURE REDRAW PILL FEATURE LINE-UP
1. The first heat race winner will redraw pills to determine the starting spots of the feature (Inversion for feature line-ups could be any number 2,4, 6 including a(1) for straight-up with the 13 number to be drawn after the last heat for each division). The remainder of the field will be filled in a straight-up manner by the remaining drivers heat race or consy finish.
 2. Cars not starting a consy will not be permitted to run the feature. In no case will the car(s) that finished behind a scratched car(s) move up in the heat finishing order to affect the consy or feature line-up.
 3. It is the responsibility of the driver to have his car to line-up area for each scheduled race.
 4. Marion Center Raceway management reserves the right to conduct a random pill draw by a spectator to determine the number of cars to invert for the feature.
 WINNING TWO WEEKS IN A ROW
 1.Providing the two weeks in a row feature winner makes the top 6 redraw, he or she will automatically start 7th unless it’s a special event. Any feature winner not returning for the subsequent non-special event will start 7th.
2. Any driver winning 3 features in a row will start last upon his or her return and will continue to do so until the win streak has ended.
3. Races that are considered to be special events by the promoter will not require the previous week’s winner or a returning winner to start 7th. Winners of special events will also not have to start 7th at their next appearance. Special events are totally immune from the previous week’s winners rule.
STARTING THE RACE
 1. All races will start double file at the designated start line, the race will be started by the flagman. The designated start line at TMS is in turn four at the orange cone or chalk line.
 2. All original starts are at designated start line. The front row is to work together to produce a clean start each time. Drivers are not to accelerate to full-speed until the front row reaches the cone or chalk line. The green flag will be displayed at any time after the front row reaches the cone or chalk line. The race is officially started when the flagman waves the green flag. Track officials have the right to swap the first and second rows, the first and third cars, the second and fourth cars, or put the driver(s) in the wrong at the tail if a clean start is not produced
3. Any car(s) involved in a spin or accident before the green flag or before the completion of lap 1 will go to the rear. Any car(s) that stops on the track will also go to the tail at the discretion of the race director. Cars passing before the green is displayed will be penalized two positions for each car jumped. Also, any car(s) pulling out of line to gain an advantage before the green is displayed will also be docked two spots. If the caution is displayed after the infraction, car(s) will 14 be penalized then. If the race goes green the rest of the way, the finish will be adjusted accordingly.
4. No car(s) will be added to the feature field once the green flag is waved. Cars must take the green flag to earn feature start money and points even if a full field is not present.
5. If the caution flag or red flag is thrown on a white of a feature race; two consecutive green flag laps must be run to determine the feature winner. If the leader has taken the checkered flag the race is complete, then the yellow flag can be displayed for a caution situation. The car’s crossing the start finish line while checkered flag was displayed will be scored in that position. Any car’s passing the start finish line while the checker yellow is displayed will be scored from the previous white flag lap. The exception is those cars that were involved in the incident that caused the yellow flag. Cars involved in the yellow flag situation will scored last.
 MEANING OF THE FLAGS
Green flag: The race officially begins or signals a restart after a caution or red flag period.
 Yellow flag: Drivers must reduce speed immediately and maintain position.
 Red flag: Slow immediately and come to a complete stop.
 White flag: One lap remaining in the event.
Checkered flag: Race is officially complete and race leader is declared the winner.
 Black flag: Disqualification/consultation, driver must proceed to the pits on the next lap.
Blue flag: Leaders approaching, slower car is to hold their line.

 RACE SCORING
All scoring will be done at the start/finish line. Results and decisions will be made by MyLaps/AMB System, and or scorers and/or track officials YELLOW/RED FLAG
1. When the Flagman displays the yellow/red flag, the light comes on and it is not safe to race, all scoring stops, There is absolutely no racing back to the start/finish line!
 2. When the caution is displayed, drivers are to get in a single file formation and remain so until otherwise instructed.
3. Cars involved in a caution or red (stopping on the track) will go to the tail of the field, ahead of any cars that pitted.
4. Any driver stopping on the track for an accident must remain in the car until the safety crew arrives, unless under an extreme emergency (i.e. fire, etc.). Drivers whose cars are being removed to the pit area are required to stay with their car while it is being removed.
 5. A driver involved in three yellow flag (caution) incidents during a feature event or in two yellow flag (caution) incidents during a heat race will be disqualified from that respective race.
6. Any car repairs made during a caution period must be done in the pit area. Any car that goes to the pit area during a caution yellow period will restart at the rear of the field.
7. Track officials, wrecker personnel, firemen, push truck drivers, etc. will not do any repairs to cars(Track officials reserve the right to work on cosmetic damage if safety is an issue)
8. No one is permitted on the track
9. Driver cannot get out of his/her car to make adjustments. If a driver leaves his car it will be interpreted that he or she has determined they are finished in the event.
10. A driver involved in three yellow flag (caution) incidents during a feature event or in two yellow flag (caution) incidents during a heat race will be disqualified from that respective race.
11. Any car repairs made during a caution period must be done in the pit area. Any car that goes to the pit area during a caution yellow period will restart at the rear of the field.
12. Track officials, wrecker personnel, firemen, push truck drivers, etc. will not do any repairs to cars (Track officials reserve the right to work on cosmetic damage if safety is an issue).
 13. No one is permitted on the track. Driver cannot get out of his/her car to make adjustments. If a driver leaves his car it will be interpreted that he or she has determined they are finished in the event.
 OPEN RED:
1.      For Sprint Cars only, if it becomes necessary to have a fuel stop, only two (2) crew members are permitted onto the track for fuel only. NO adjustments to the car are permitted. If caught working on your car on the track with tools, replacing parts, air, or if there are more than two crew members on the track, the car will subject to immediately disqualification from the event. Any work that is required must be done in the pits. If the driver is able to return, he or she will restart on the tail.
RED FLAG

 1. Stop as quickly and safely as possible and remain stopped unless directed to move by safety / fire crews or track officials. The race is stopped until the safety / fire crew and wrecker crew can clear the accident area Under a red flag, there is no working on cars on the track.
  2. Drivers must remain in their cars except in an emergency following an on track accident unless         instructed by a track official. If a driver leaves his car it will be interpreted that he or she has determined they are finished in the event
3. Only safety crews and wrecker crews will be allowed on the track in the event of an accident. Crew members in violation may cause driver disqualification. No crew member may leave the pit area to go to the track at any time during competition. It is recommended that each team designate one person that can act as a liaison with track crews in the event of a serious accident. Any driver, owner or crew member who interferes with track personnel when removing their cars from the speedway may result in disqualification of their car.
 4. No pit crew or families are allowed on the racing surface of the track for any reason during a red flag. Only safety personnel, wrecker crews, and race officials will be allowed on the track to clear the accident scene. If a crew member comes out on the track at any time during a red flag period, the car will be disqualified and done for the night.
 5 .Only cars involved in the red flag incident requiring assistance from the wreckers may go to the pits under the red flag. Once the red has been lifted, and the yellow is displayed, cars wishing to pit may do so, and return to the track at the back of the field.
STOPPING ON THE TRACK
 1. If a car comes to a stop at any time on the track, the said car will go to the rear. Any car(s) that stop on the track that are not part of the caution will restart last, but will not be charged with a caution. At the discretion of the race director, and based on the circumstances, the driver may retain the original starting position. If a driver has been stopped by an official or if driver stops by an official for safety reasons (loose seat belts, debris on track, etc.), driver will retain their position. Exception: If a car stops prior to the start of an event before the flagman gives the one to go signal or before the yellow light has been.
 2. It is highly recommended that drivers are not to get out of their cars on the race track until safety crews arrive or unless there is an extreme emergency. Any driver that does so to argue or discuss the race with the officials will be scored last and may be disqualified for the night or suspended according to the decision of the officials.
3. A driver may request a push truck for assistance; however, if a driver attempts to start on his own after a red flag situation and does not completely get under power and stops on the track again, said driver will restart on the tail.
 REALIGNMENT/LAPPED CARS
At a caution lapped cars will be put on the tail of the field. Cars refusing to report to the rear of the field when directed will be subject to disqualification from the event.
RESTARTS: HEATS
1.All restarts (heats/features) for the Sprint Cars will be singlefile at the cone on the front stretch.
 2. The other divisions will have double-file restarts in the heats.
 3. Realignment will be determined by the transponder report, excluding cars involved in the caution/red or cars pitting, According to the previous lap’s transponder report. When the caution is displayed, drivers are to get in a single file formation and remain so until otherwise instructed.
 FEATURE
1. Restart is Delaware restarts (except Sprints) Double file restarts will be used on all Feature events. Procedures are as follows Once under yellow, cars will be put in single file order with all lapped cars going to tail. Leader of the race will have the first row alone. Second place car will be given choice of inside or outside row. When asked, drivers should give a clear indication to the official as to which row is chosen. Track officials reserve the right to make lane choice for driver if clear indication not given. Third place car will go in opposite row from the second place car. Fourth place will go behind second place, fifth behind third and so on. Each row does NOT make their own selection. Cars attempting to go in a different row than they are assigned will be sent to the tail.
 2. Officials reserve the right to revert to single file starts due to time or track conditions.
 3.It is the race leaders responsibility to restart the event at the designated restart point. Once the leader accelerates or reaches designated starting area, the green flag will be displayed at the discretion of the flagman and passing will be permitted. Drivers cannot pass until the green flag is displayed.
 4. Any car intentionally causing a disturbance or driving haphazardly on a restart that is deemed not in good taste by track officials will be sent to the rear of the field or black-flagged. Cars passing before the green is displayed will be penalized two positions for each car jumped. Also, any car(s) pulling out of line to gain an advantage before the green is displayed will also be docked 2 spots. If the caution is displayed after the infraction, driver will be penalized then. Track officials have the right to change restart methods depending on situations that may arise on night of event or during the season.
 5. Lapped cars will restart the event behind the lead lap cars and ahead of cars that pitted.
 6. If two consecutive cautions occur after a restart without another lap being scored (excluding a caution(s) for a car(s) stopping with a mechanical issue), the next restart will be single file with the leader starting the event between the designated restart area until one or more laps are completed.
 7. Track officials have the right to change restart methods depending on situations that may arise on night of event or during the season.
 8. Cars refusing to report to the tail position will be disqualified and points/pay for that evening’s events will be forfeited. Cars will remain in spot assigned by the race director/track official.
 FUEL STOPS
 Fuel stops will be allowed only for the Sprint Car division. If it becomes necessary to have a fuel stop and green and yellow laps have been counted or the additional laps left would cause the event to end in or over the window, a fuel stop will be given. Cars will be fueled on the straight stretch or in turns one. Only(2)Two crew members will be permitted on the track for fuel only. NO adjustments are permitted on the car, If caught working on your car on the track with tools, replacing parts, air, or if there are more than two crew members on the track, the car will subject to immediately disqualification from the event. Any work that is required must be done in the pits. If the driver is able to return, he or she must restart on the tail.
 Note: Fuel stops in special events will be taken into consideration for other divisions in extra distance races, but will NOT be guaranteed.
INFIELD
Cars that go into the infield may re-enter the speedway at or near where the car went into the infield at. If a car crosses through the infield or cuts off the turn(s), the said car may be penalized one lap by track officials if it is deemed that an advantage was gained. Cars that pull into the infield that have dropped out of the event should drive toward the center of the infield as far away from the racing action as possible RE-ENTERING THE TRACK: The only entrance to re-enter the track is turn two. Cars re-entering from any other place will be black-flagged. All cars re-entering the track must have the permission of track official(s). Cars may re-enter any event under yellow or red flag conditions. Cars re-entering the race will restart last behind all accident cars and cars that stopped on the track, but did not pit (even if the initial green flag of the event hasn’t been displayed). No car will be allowed to re-enter the race once 19 the green flag waves. Any car(s) re-entering the track under green flag conditions or disobeying track officials, will be black-flagged .
 BLACK FLAG/DISQUALIFICATIONS
1. Cars black -flagged for blatant behavior such as rough driving, failure to obey officials, causing an intentional caution, etc. will be disqualified and will receive no pay or points for the night. These above infractions will not be tolerated at any time, no exception, and may result in a suspension.
2. A driver involved in two cautions in a heat race or consy, or three cautions in a feature will be black-flagged for the event. Also, any driver that brings out two unassisted cautions in the feature will be black-flagged.
 3. Any car(s) not maintaining a safe, competitive speed by the flagman or official is cause for being black-flagged for that event Any car(s) judged unsafe by track officials will be blackflagged. The car will only be able to compete after that point if correct repairs are made and are acceptable to track officials. 4. Cars that lose their bumper or have its bumper dragging will be black-flagged.
5.Any car remaining on the race track after receiving the black flag will not be scored. In the above cases #2, the driver(s) will be credited for the laps completed up to that point. Cars will NOT be disqualified for losing mufflers or bolt-on weight; however, car(s) must still make minimum weight requirements- no weight break will be granted! It is your responsibility to make sure mufflers and bolt-on weight are securely fastened.
FLAT TIRES
Cars with left front tires flat will be permitted to race providing the tire is still intact and has not come off the rim. Other tires that are losing air will be left to the discretion of track officials whether the car will be permitted to continue the event.
 FINISH
 1. When the checkered flag is displayed, the race is officially completed. The balance of the field receives the checkered flag on the same lap. Finishing positions will be according to the most laps traveled in the least time, regardless of whether the car is still running or not.
 2. All cars must complete their last fully scored lap under their own power. If an accident occurs on the checkered flag lap, or an event is shortened by rain/accident, payoff will be made according to the last green flag lap positions, with accident cars, cars that stopped on the track, and cars that pitted on the rear.
20 FEATURE WINNER
The driver receiving the checkered flag first in any feature race must bring his or her car to the finish line and participate in victory lane ceremonies, unless told otherwise. The race winner is to remain in victory lane until released by officials. There will be no one allowed in victory lane without a Pit Pass Wristband. TIES In the event the scorers and flagmen determine a tie, the total point and purse payoff will be added up and divided by the number of drivers who tied resulting in an equal payoff. If two drivers tie for third, the driver that finished fifth will NOT move up to fourth place.
WEIGH-IN
1. The track scales are the only official weighing equipment that will be recognized for racing events at Thunder Mountain Speedway A minimum of the top 6 finishers of ALL divisions will be required to weigh after their heat, consy and feature races. Cars must proceed directly to the scales before exiting the speedway. The feature winner must cross the scales before going to victory lane. Minimum weights are stated in each division’s rules. There will be no weight tolerances.
 2.Cars that are towed off the track and cars that do not finish the event will not be forced to weigh in any division. Any changes in this policy will be at the discretion of the Marion Center Raceway race director/technical Inspector. Cars are allowed only one time on to get their readings for each event. Drivers bouncing up and down in their seats may be disqualified. Failure to weigh or cars found light after the heat races, results in a disqualification for the event. Drivers who fail to weigh or are found light after the feature or consy will be disqualified and will loss of points and money won for that that night event(s).
 RAIN OUTS/CANCELLATIONS/UNCOMPLETED EVENTS
1. Track officials may cancel a race if dangerous or unsafe conditions arise. If the race is called because of an accident, weather or any other unforeseen situation, the payoff will be based on the last completed green flag lap. All cars involved in the final caution, stop on the track, and pit will be scored at the end of the last completed lap. For the race to be considered official, 50% or more of the scheduled number of laps must be completed.
 2. If managements selected number of preliminary races or part of the features has been completed and the weather or any other type of situation forces the program to be cancelled, there will be no rain out. Make-up features will be rescheduled at the discretion of the Marion Center Raceway management, and no new cars will be added to the field. Rain checks will be void.
 3. If a rain out is declared, management will specify which event(s) your rain check will be good for. Rain check will be redeemable at events face value. No refunds will be given. The possibility of a rainout or circumstances beyond our control that force the postponement of an event is a risk you assume every time you enter the grounds.
4. Exception: If feature event(s) is/are cancelled and the show has been considered a complete show, and no rain date will be utilized, the total feature purse may be split equally among the qualified drivers, if 50% or more of the feature has not been completed. Management reserves the right to choose a scenario that best fits the interest of Marion Center Raceway, which may or may not include a make-up night.
 Marion Center Raceway Points System
1. Points will be awarded to the car number and will continue for all events through to a date TBA. Points are always awarded to the car number. Points will be awarded in the heat races and feature events. No points will be awarded for B Mains, dashes or any other special novelty race. Drivers must start an event to earn points for that event even if a full field is not present.
 2. Any event(s) that is initially scheduled as a point night and is rescheduled may and most likely will be conducted as a point event. Also, Marion Center Raceway reserves the right to change the status of an event to either a point event or a non-point event depending on situations that may arise during the season that would necessitate such a change.
3. A points fund at the annual banquet will be given to the top 5 drivers in each class that attended 85 percent of the races. No exceptions. The following system will take effect for all point races in all divisions:
 Heats Points
1st-10
2nd-8
3rd-6
4th-4
5th-2
6th-1
7th-1
8th-1
9th-1
10th-1
11th-1
12th-1

Feature Points
1st-30
2nd-28
3rd-26
4th-24
5th-22
6th-20
7th-19
8th-18
9th-17
10th-16
11th-15
12th- 14
13th-13
14th-12
15th-11
16th-10
17th-9
18th-8
19th-7
20th-6
21st-5
22nd-4
23rd-3
24th-2

ALL OTHERS
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 FINALITY OF DECISIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE

 1. The decisions of Marion Center Raceway officials or promoter at an event, including the interpretation and application of rules and the scoring of positions, shall be FINAL, BINDING, and NON-APPEALABLE, except in the case of a suspension or fine, which is further explained in the SUSPENSIONS/FINES & APPEALS category.
2. All participants, as a condition of participating in an event, agree that ALL decisions of officials or the promoter, regarding the interpretation and application of the rules, and the scoring of positions, shall be NON-LITIGABLE. All participants further covenant and agree that they will NOT initiate any of legal action against Marion Center Raceway, the promoter, and officials to challenge such decision, to seek monetary damages, to seek injunctive relief, or to seek any kind of legal remedy. If a participant pursues any such legal action, which violates this provision, then the participant and/or owner expressly agrees to reimburse Marion Center Raceway for ALL of its ATTORNEY FEES and COSTS IN DEFENDING AGAINST SUCH LEGAL ACTION.
3. By signing the annual registration agreement, participants agree that they will comply with the written rules and procedures of Marion Center Raceway In the event that he or she would breach the annual registration agreement, he or she shall be liable for actual and liquidated damages sustained by Marion Center Raceway.
 SUSPENSIONS/FINES & APPEALS PROCESS
1. Marion Center Raceway will determine any and all suspensions/fines that are covered in the rules and procedures and any violation that may come up during the year. Marion Center Raceway will make judgment on the sanctions and violator(s) will be sent official notice by a certified letter, return receipt requested
2.MARION CENTER RACEWAY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE DECISIONS AND JUDGE ACCORDINGLY, WITHOUT RECOURSE FROM THE DRIVERS OR CAR OWNERS.
RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER
The rules and/or the 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. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/ OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport 23 and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official. The race director shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptance requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final, non-appealable and nonlitigable.
 AWARDS BANQUET
 1. The awards banquet will be held TBA. Driver, owner, or a car representative must attend the banquet to receive awards, unless there is an extreme emergency.
2. In the event of a tie for the championship tiebreaker will be determined by the driver with the most wins, followed by most second place finishes, etc. until tie is broken.
NOTE: The preceding rules are subject to change. Marion Center Raceway reserve the right to make decisions and judge accordingly, with the interest of safety, without recourse. Anything not covered in these rules will be decided by the Marion Center Raceway.
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