Racing Policy

A WALK THROUGH FOR YOUR NIGHT AT THE RACES

1. ALL DRIVERS COMPETING AT OSP WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN OSP LICENSE.

2.    It is necessary to secure a “pit pass” for entry into pit area.

3.    You can reserve a pit space for the season, inquire at the track office for availability.

4.    Check in with scorers at the draw window, located at Infield Concession building to draw for position and take care of any necessary entries for the night.

5.    Bring your racecar to the scale area (located across from fuel pumps at the pit wall) for an official to inspect for safety.  Your car must be approved prior to competing in any events, including hot laps.

6.    Raceceivers will be mandatory for all Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. 

7.    Race line-ups and order of events are posted on Pit Concessions Bulletin Board. 

8.    The Pit Concessions are located in the center of the pit area.

9.    The tire room is located on the backside of the pit concessions.

10.Rest rooms are located adjacent to the pit concessions. 

11.Fuel is available adjacent to pit concession at fuel pumps. Drive through pump area from overflow towards pit road. DO NOT BACK INTO THE PUMP AREA.

12.Waste oil deposit barrels are located in the tech area for deposit of all used oil. DO NOT EMPTY OIL INTO TRASH RECEPTACLES AND/OR THE GROUND.

13.Staging Area:  Is located near turn one in the pit area.

14.Hot Laps:  This is not racing; just warm-ups! All belts, helmet and uniform must be in place. Proceed to staging area near turn one of the pit area; an OSP official will direct you on to the speedway.

15.Barrels:  OSP uses barrels in the turns during warm-ups to help establish an upper groove on the racing surface.  Do not run into the barrels!  Violators of this rule will be sent to the pits.  Habitual violators of this rule may be forced to start at the tail of their heat race and feature race.

16.Driver’s Meeting: Will take place near the OSP tech area.  It is mandatory that all drivers attend. 

17.Race Line Ups:  Are according to the blind draw or by how you finished in a previous race that night.  Look at the line up board for your division and car number.  If your car number is not listed on the board, contact an official immediately.  When it’s time for your division to race, proceed to the Staging Area.  The track official will direct you in lining up racecars and letting you on to the track.  Watch the flagman, as all need to be in position prior to the previous race’s white flag being displayed.

18.Race Time:  We cannot tell you how to race.  Remember to respect your fellow drivers and their equipment.  Watch the flagman, watch for the caution lights, be alert, be aware and most of all have fun!  Good Luck!

19.Payoff: Will be paid after the completion of post-race technical inspections.  Payoff will take place at the ticket booth located under the grandstands.  Any unclaimed payoff will be held by OSP for a period of thirty (30) days after which it will be forfeited.

GENERAL RULES

This general rule section applies to each and every racer, mechanic and/or pit personnel.  Some items, obviously, do not apply to each class – you can easily determine which rules do not apply to you.  You are expected to know the rules – ignorance will not be tolerated as an excuse.

 GENERAL INFORMATION

Every driver should inspect the racing surface and the race track to learn of any defects, obstructions, or anything, which, in their opinion, is unsafe, and they shall report that condition in writing to the speedway management.  Any driver entering any racing event is considered to have inspected the track and all conditions are satisfactory to them.  If not, they should not race.  The participant further indicates that he is aware that auto racing involves risk and assumes the risks with full awareness and knowledge.

 GENERAL RULE STATEMENT

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 Oglethorpe Speedway Park events, and by participating in these events, Oglethorpe Speedway Park racers, mechanics and/or pit personnel are deemed to have complied with these rules.  No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from 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 participants, spectators or others.

 GENERAL RACING POLICY

1.    The racing officials will resolve any disagreement over technical rules, car specifications or operation of event(s).  When their decision is rendered, such decision is final and binding.

2.    The racing officials will establish the length, frequency and administration of all events and programs and when their decisions are rendered, that is final and binding.  Exceptions to the rules and specifications may be made on a temporary basis at the discretion of the race officials.

3.    The officials will determine all finishing positions and their decisions are final and binding.

4.    Any complaints, disputes, questions or problems must be directed to the chief steward immediately following the completion of the entire event (not just your race).  No one is allowed to disrupt the racing program at any time by confronting officials on the track, at the flag stand, the race director’s box or by entering the scoring tower.

5.    The speedway may impound any car involved in a serious accident.

6.    This rulebook does not address all aspects of a racecar in detail.  Any variance or interpretation to the rules is at the Chief Steward’s discretion – not yours, thus any part, item, equipment not specified or approved by the tech staff, will be declared illegal.

7.    Oglethorpe Speedway Park events are intended solely for the entertainment of our race fans and participants.  Any broadcast, rebroadcast, transmission or retransmission or other us of images, and events during the race event without the express written consent of Oglethorpe Speedway Park is prohibited.

RACECEIVERS

Raceceivers will be mandatory for all divisions except the 440’s.  Raceceivers will be available for purchase at the speedway office.  OSP speedway office has a very limited number of raceceivers that may be rented for a single night of racing for $20.  It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure his/her raceceiver is working properly.  Drivers will be subject to penalty for disobeying any raceceiver communication from the tower.  Drivers are required to wear & use raceceiver, not crew member.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS:

No two-way radios, cell phones or any other electronic communications allowed in any race cars during competition.

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