Racing on Carolina's Crystal Coast

General track rules

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. It is at the tracks discretion to partially inspect or perform a total inspection of the motor and/or chassis components after consecutive wins. 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/her opinion does not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials, their decision is final.

GENERAL

  1. If a driver participates in more than one class on one race night, they must purchase a pit admission for each class.
  2. A driver will only be permitted to earn championship points in one (1) of Carteret County Speedway series; Late Model Stock, Street Stock, Mini Stock, UCAR. Racers must declare which division in which you would like to accumulate driver championship points prior to the first race of the season.
  3. If not specified in Rules, all parts must remain O.E.M for year, make and model.
  4. It is at the tracks discretion to partially inspect or perform a total inspection of motor and/or chassis components after consecutive wins.
  5. A neck collar or head and neck restraint device/system (R3/HANS/Hutchens) and fire retardant gloves and fire retardant driving suit are mandatory and is to be used during track rentals, practice, qualifying and main events.
  6. Anyone detected spilling or putting oil on property of the Carteret County Speedway will be suspended indefinitely. A WASTE OIL container is provided at the tech building.
  7. No used tires are to be left on Carteret County Speedway property.
  8. No anti-freeze and if and driver leaks or drops anti-freeze on speedway will receive a $100 fine.
  9. All drivers must run transponders. Track uses Westhold system.  Drivers can rent transponders for $25 or $10 scoring fee to use your own transponder. – Transponders must be purchased prior to practice.

CONDUCT

  1. At all events conducted at CCS, the DRIVER assumes the responsibility for all actions of any of his pit crew. The driver shall be the sole spokesperson. (Any person in your pit area is considered your crew)
  2. Any participant showing evidence of possessing or consuming any alcoholic beverage or drugs will be immediately escorted from the pit area.
  3. FIGHTING or DISORDERLY CONDUCT will result in suspension from the race track. The decision of the Carteret County Speedway Officials is final. The Raceway may require a periodic test of any licensed member for alcohol or drug consumption.
  4. THERE WILL BE NO ROUGH DRIVING. Any driver intentionally spinning another car out may be BLACK FLAGGED. Close, competitive, side-by-side, racing does not apply! ANY DRIVER WHO CONTINUALLY CAUSES TROUBLE WILL BE SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY. This decision will be made by Track Officials.
  5. Any driver, car owner, or crew member IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY CARTERET COUNTY SPEEDWAY RULES, DO NOT ENTER THE PIT AREA.
  6. Any driver, car owner, or crew member entering the pit area carrying anything that can be used as a weapon will be ejected from the Speedway immediately.
  7. No one may enter the pit area until he/she has personally signed all releases, registrations and entry forms.
  8. Once the field has completed a scored lap, a driver may NOT change cars.
  9. Any car, which causes a caution flag two (2) times in any race (heat or feature), will be warned with a black flag. The driver will be disqualified from the race after causing three (3) cautions. A two (2) caution disqualification rule may be invoked for special events, at Race Director’s discretion.

PROTEST

  1. Protest must be filed with a track official within 15 minutes from the checkered flag being waved. Driver or car owner is to notify pit official at scale tech area (in writing) prior to time period expiring. Once the time period has expired, all requests will be denied.
  2. Only the driver or car owner may lodge a protest. Protest may only be lodged against a car that finished immediately in front of protesting car.
  3. Only two (2) crew members of car being protested will be allowed in the protest area. No one from another competitor’s car may inspect view scale reading, or measure any competitor’s car.
  4. Per NASCAR WAAS rule book, it is $300 per part inspected except cylinder head ($500), cam shaft ($500), pistons & rods ($750), and crank shaft ($1,000).
  5. The following protest fee’s have been established at CARTERET COUNTY SPEEDWAY effective April 1, 2016
    Top End Limited & Late Model Stock – per NASCAR rule book Street Stock – $300.00; Mini Stock – $250.00
    b. Top and Bottom End Limited & Late Model Stock – per NASCAR rule book Street Stock – $600.00; Mini Stock – $450.00
    c. Other protested items (Clutch, Rear End, Transmission, Shocks, etc.) are $200 each.
  6. The track will retain 25% of the protest money to pay tech personnel. Should the car being protested be found to be legal, the driver of that car will receive 75% of the protest fees. Should the car being protested be found to be illegal, the driver or car owner making the protest will receive 75% of the protest fees.
  7. Refusal to accept a protest, or to submit to an inspection, will result in disqualification.

DISQUALIFICATION

  1. Any driver disqualified after post-race technical inspection will receive starting money, unless…
  2. Blatant cheating or arguing with tech officials will result in disqualification without starting money at the track’s discretion.