Series officials shall be empowered to permit minor deviations from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion does not
alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from such altercation of specifications.
• The word STOCK used within this set of rules means as originally produced by the manufacturer for that make/model/year of car with no altering or modifications.
Stock replacement parts are permitted. Must be same dimensions, weight, and/or volume as OEM part. Determination of whether an aftermarket part is legal will be
the tech inspector’s decision.
• SRL Sportsman Series official’s reserve the right to make changes to the rulebook throughout the year if deemed necessary and will do so by adding
addendums and notifying competitors of any upcoming rule changes.
A. Must be American made rear wheel drive passenger cars or station wagons only.
B. Minimum wheel base is 104” and difference from left to right may not exceed ½”. Maximum tread width 68” center tire to center tire. (66” using Referee)
C. Transponders must be mounted 160” (front of nose to the center of transponder) from front of the nose and on outside of right-side frame rail.
A. Minimum weight is 2900 pounds and 56.0% maximum left side weight (without refueling), including post-race inspection.
B. Method of determining post-race total weight will be at the discretion of Officials. Officials may either utilize “1 lb. per lap” burn-off or allow teams to refuel for postrace total weight rules.
C. All lead weights must be painted white, with the car number painted on all sides of each individual piece. All lead weights must be securely fastened with two ½”
bolts. Lead Inspection will be part of post-race tech and if a piece of lead is not properly painted white with car number in red or black marked on all sides the
driver will receive a $500.00 fine on 1st offense and will be an automatic disqualification on the 2nd offense. Any lost weight will result in a $25 per pound fine to
the Driver. No Tungsten or similar weight allowed!
D. No carbon fiber or titanium allowed anywhere on the car.
E. In the event a visiting competitor comes to race, the Series will have the right to add weight to make more competitive with our rules.
3. ENGINE / CARBURETOR / ENGINE LOCATION:
A. Unaltered Sealed 602 crates with GM or Series approved seals only with exception of, you are allowed to use the PAC1210x valve springs (installed heights are
the same) or the stock 604-crate engine oil pan, 7” inexpensive steel oil pan (Retail $150.00 or less) or GM 604 replacement pan Champ P/N CP100LT. Any
unsealed 602 crate will have a 100-pound weight penalty and aftermarket (Fake seals) will have a 150 pounds weight penalty. Subject to tech and must meet
602 guidelines 100%.
B. Unaltered Holly 650 HP 4150-80541 four-barrel with 1” aluminum spacer. Absolutely No Alterations!!!!! No billet aluminum carburetors.
C. Body of carburetor – no polishing, grinding, or drilling of holes permitted. No paint, epoxy, or any other type of coating other than from carburetor manufacturer
allowed inside or outside of carburetor.
D. Any attempt to pull outside air other than down through venturis is not permitted.
E. A minimum of two return springs is required. Throttle stops recommended.
F. Forward most spark plug must be set back no further than upper ball joint ½” tolerance.
G. Engine height 4 1/4″ from center of crankshaft to center of lower control arm bolts that must be in stock location.
H. Engine offset maximum of 2” to centerline of front lower control arm bolts.
4. IGNITION / COOLING / AIR CLEANER / EXHAUST:
A. FAST Ignition part # 6000-6701 or ‘JMS – Daytona Sensors’ part # 6000-6701K or 7702K only as produced on the original plate from original manufacturer
(Highly recommended but will be mandatory in 2025) and mounted on the right side, out of reach of driver with dials set at 6200 rpm, pointed out the
passenger side. The mag positive & negative shall be a maximum length of 62”. Must remain uncut or spliced and on top of dash in clear view.
B. HEI ignition with an MSD soft touch rev limiter (not inside distributor with a 6200 chip) mounted on right side out of reach of driver and must face passenger side
C. NO Traction Control Devices of any kind – If any ‘traction control’ device is found, the driver and owner will be disqualified from the event, the car will be
confiscated until a $15,000 fine is paid. Additionally, the driver and owner will receive a lifetime ban from all events.
D. Cell phones, smart watches or blue tooth devices are not permitted in car at any time.
E. Maximum of one, 12-volt battery per car. ($299.99 maximum retail value on battery) (No Lithium Polymer or Lithium Ion) Alternators will be permitted.
F. No digital dashes allowed. Stepper motor individual gauges are permitted.
G. Radiator cap must not to exceed 31psi maximum.
H. All air to carburetor must pass through a minimum of 14″x3″ air cleaner and must be naturally forced from windshield or outside of hood. No ram air, electrically
pushed air, or alike allowed.
I. Series approved headers must have an advertised retail purchase price not to exceed $759.99 and must be available for all competitors to purchase at the price.
Coating and/or painting will be allowed if base price of headers does not exceed $759.99.
A. Steel, fiberglass, aluminum fabricated bodies, Subject to tech approval. Minimum roof height on 4” blocks is 45” minimum, maximum quarter height is 37 ½” at
any time, maximum front overhang including a maximum of 4” splitter is 48” and maximum rear overhang is 47”.
B. Body within 48” of the rear spoiler must be flat from side to side and front to rear within 1 ½”.
C. Bumpers shall not have sharp edges or open ends. Steel bumpers front, rear, and door bar are mandatory. Only exception is you are allowed an aluminum Ibeam style rear bumper. I-beam style bumpers must be cut at a minimum of 30-degree angle with the front side (closest to fuel cell) being longer than rear side.
No wider than 60” and must be centered on the car.
D. Minimum ground clearance 4”, body, frame, and side skirts at all times. No pulling up on car in tech line. Plastic wear tabs are allowed to extend below 4”, no
E. MUST run a Roof (minimum 45” wide x 38” long) and full Lexan windshield ½” tolerance on roof dimensions and roof may not be sucked down in the middle. “B”
pillars must stop a minimum of 15″ from rear spoiler and must taper from roof line to deck lid. Side window opening must be a minimum 12” at windshield and 8”
at B pillar x 22” wide with no obstructions.
F. No Sideboards, Rutters or Fins on side of body. Exception: All body panels are allowed to have a maximum 1” break at bottom, parallel to the ground, must have
rounded corners facing inward and outward. No wheel flares allowed past the sidewall of the tire, or rear edge of tire except the nose and nose flares cannot
exceed 82”. This will be checked with a straightedge. One-inch flares at rear of quarter panels for bracing purposes allowed.
G. All air used to cool the engine must pass through opening in the nose piece, through a sealed air box and into the radiator. There is no bottom feeding of air, or
air boxes without a bottom on them. No tape, or removable air blocking devices will be allowed on nose or nose screen area. The way the car qualifies is the way
it must start the feature. No panning allowed.
H. No types of under-body air deflectors are allowed. All air for blowers or coolers in the engine compartment must be pulled from the nose or the radiator air box.
Air may not be blown or forced onto the tire or bead. Air may only be directed to the brake rotors. The duct work between the nose and the radiator may be no
wider than 31” but must taper to match radiator width.
I. Maximum deck lid width is 72”. Deck lid will be measured at outside of top of quarter panel to outside of top of quarter panel at widest point.
J. Maximum of 6” tall x 72” wide spoilers permitted. All spoilers must be clear. Must be centered on car regardless of width. May not extend past quarter panels
even if the deck is less than 72” wide. Base of spoiler may not extend off rear of deck lid. Spoilers may be braced forward or backward with a maximum quantity
four braces and a maximum ½” diameter tubular style bracing. No fins or caps of any kind.
6. CHASSIS / SUSPENSION:
A. OEM stock frame clips with stock steering box will receive a 50lb weight break and 25lb weight break with a rack (must be bone stock), 2” x 4” tube front
clip or 2” x 3” tube front clip (must add 25 to cross member). Guidelines: Must use stock lower A-Frames, may not interchange manufactures, GM on GM, Ford
on Ford and must maintain 3.5” from the center of the front lower control arm bolts to the bottom of the cross member equally. This can be obtained by welding
nuts on the bottom of the cross member and threading bolts into them and adjusting by bolts and washers. This pertains to ALL clips, OEM, or tube. Lower
mounts must be solid and nonadjustable. Must measure 17” with a ¼” tolerance from center bolt to center bolt on front side of lower control arm and 27” with a
¼” tolerance from center of bolt to center of bolt on front side of the rear lower control arm mount. Any tube clip that does not meet these specs will be deemed
B. OEM lower a frame for chassis in stock location or an unmodified Keyser lower part number 100-200CL-1 left and 100-200CR-1 right. No modifications of
any kind other than welding in ball joint sleeve in original position.
C. Adjustable one-piece sway bar only.
D. Any idler arm and pitman arm in stock location. Steel tie rods or heim ends allowed inner and outer. Aluminum adjuster tube allowed.
E. Stock steering box in stock location or rack and pinion steering will be permitted.
F. OEM spindles only. No tubular spindles or drop spindles. Spindles may not be altered except drilling for tie rod which must remain stock OEM location and
reaming for ball joints which must also remain in stock OEM location. No altering of hub pin or slugs to alter inclination angle.
A. Steel multi or mono-leaf springs. No composite or fiberglass.
B. Rear coils 5” diameter minimum. Coil over eliminators allowed on rear with 5” spring and (1) 360-degree spring rubber per wheel.
C. No fifth (5th) coil, torque arm or lift bar suspension will be permitted. No birdcage set-ups of any kind (3 or 4 links). Trailing arms must mount to rear end in a solid
fashion (heim allowed) and no part of the trailing arm mounting may freely rotate around the rear end and no center pull (Trailing arm must be mounted a
minimum of 2” below the bottom of the tube, this is measured from the bottom of the tube to the center of trailing arm bolt). All parts of 3 or 4 Link must be solid,
one-piece construction with no moving parts, with one heim at each end. Trailing arms, third link and track bar mounts must also be solid and may not have the
ability to move. (Minimum 21” and maximum 30” trailing arm length is center of heim to center of heim both mounted in forward direction and no more than 6”
difference in length between the left and right trailing arm).
A. Steel non-adjustable with aluminum heim allowed. No adjustable shafts or canisters permitted. If you have Schrader valves on your shock, you must add 25
pounds of additional weight.
B. Shock claim rule of $160.00 per shock, competitor or series may claim one to all four shocks.
C. Absolutely no bump-stops, coil binding or chassis stops (up or down) of any type. Will be checked by putting front tires on 1/2″ blocks and nose on the ground.
Shocks must be removed without pushing down on car.
D. BILSTEIN SPEC SHOCK PROGRAM- 100lbs weight break for SPEC shocks. Must run all 4 to receive weight break. Series official’s hold the right to “swap”
shock(s) with competitors at any point during the day. Any shock(s) that are swapped will be dynode at the track or sent to Bilstein to make sure they comply. If
shocks are deemed to be altered in any way the following penalties will apply: 1st offense will result in a $1000 fine + loss of points for the race. 2nd offense will
result in a $1000 fine, loss of points for the year and a 5-race suspension.
E. Shocks must be mounted within 35-degree of perfectly vertical.
A. Front springs to be minimum 5” diameter and maximum 5.5” diameter. Maximum height of 12”. Must be a pig tail style spring maintaining the same diameter
from top to bottom. No progressive or digressive spring rates allowed. Retail cost of spring to be no more than $119.99. No coil-binding allowed. Maximum of (2)
two 360-degree spring rubbers allowed per spring. No helix or spring spacers allowed. No pre-loaders of any type.
B. Rear springs to be a 5” diameter with a maximum height of 13”. Same diameter from top to bottom. No progressive or digressive spring rates allowed. The retail
cost of spring to be no more than $119.99. No coil-binding. Maximum of (2) two 360-degree spring rubbers allowed per spring. No helix or spring spacers
allowed. No pre-loaders of any type.
A. Aftermarket pedals and master cylinders allowed. Only one brake bias adjuster.
B. OEM appearing single piston calipers only. (Maximum retail value of $184.99)
C. Four wheel working brakes are mandatory.
D. Proportioning valves will be permitted if mounted outside of cock pit and out of reach of driver.
E. Rotor must be steel. No titanium or other materials allowed.
F. All brake cooling must come from radiator air box or nose, absolutely no electric brake fans.
G. Hub mounted steel or aluminum brake fans permitted. (Ultra-Cool Brake Fans or similar)
10. DRIVE TRAIN:
A. Rear ends may be stock, 9-inch floater or quick change and must be locked or use a spool. Minimum ring gear size is 8”.
B. 5 on 5 quick change with spool and steel tubes only. No cambered snouts .5-degree tolerance from zero for damaged rear ends only regardless of tube/snout
combination. Any cambered/towed snouts and tubes will be deemed illegal. No light weight spur gears or wide 5 permitted.
C. Axles must maintain a minimum diameter of 1.200” with a tolerance of -.010. Purchase price not to exceed advertised pricing of $150 and must be available for
any competitor to purchase at that price. No titanium or “wrap-up” axles allowed.
D. Multiple disc clutches with steel floaters and aluminum pressure plates permitted, minimum 7 1/4″ in diameter. Clutches must be positive engagement
design. Slider, slipper clutch designs or carbon fiber are not permitted. Clutches found not to meet this definition will be deemed illegal.
E. Stock OEM 3 or 4 speed transmissions only or Auto Gear (OEM replacement) transmission, sealed and available through Integrity Transmission. (2 forward 1
reverse) No polished, light weight gears or straight cut gears. (Richmond case ok) No reverse mount bellhousing and starters. Aftermarket bearing retainer are
permitted but must be steel or aluminum. Max retail value of $169.99 (ex: Quartermaster 710108). Stock side cover, may weld/plug unused shift lever hole.
F. Steel driveshaft only painted white and a minimum diameter of 2” with 2 straps 1/8” x 2” minimum.
11. WHEEL / TIRES:
H. 8” steel racing wheels, 5/8” steel studs and 1” steel lug nuts are mandatory. No bleeders of any kind.
I. Series approved tire only. No soaking or altering of tire in any manor allowed (practice or race tires). Drivers soaking or altering tires at minimum will forfeit all
purse and points for the event and all Series points for the year. Driver must also pay a $1,000 fine prior to being allowed to compete in series. Any illegal tire, in
the judgment of Officials, will be confiscated.
12. FUEL / FUEL CELL:
A. Sunoco is the Spec Fuel or pump gas only (no fuel with ethanol allowed) (please support the tracks so we do not have to mandate a minimum purchase). This
will be the only fuel permitted to be used and must be unaltered. Fuel samples may be taken at any time and tested. Alcohol, nitro-methane, nitrous oxide, other
oxygenating agents, dry ice, or other additives are not permitted. Use of such substances or additives will result in immediate disqualification.
B. Fuel cell is mandatory (Bladder cells are highly recommended) with a maximum capacity of 22-gallon and a minimum height of 7”.
C. Cars must have a minimum 1/8” steel plate or aluminum plate, between fuel cell and rear end. A similar plate at the rear of the fuel cell is recommended.
D. No electric fuel pumps.
E. OBERG Fuel Valve # SV-0828 or SRI #FFF-FSV safety valve will be mandatory on all cars.
13. ROLL CAGE / SAFETY:
A. Full roll cage mandatory, minimum 4 point must be 1 3/4″ x .095” round steel tubing and must have 4 horizontal bars driver’s side and 3 horizontal bars
passenger side. Front and rear loop optional.
B. Radio communication to the drivers is highly recommended. Teams without a spotter must have a yellow stripe on back bumper of car and must inform series
officials in the drivers meeting. Spotter or driver are required to monitor race control (461.2000) with raceceiver or similar scanning device.
C. Approved SFI seat belts and double shoulder harness will be required, no older than five (5) years. A crotch strap will be required.
D. A capable form of SFI head & neck restraint is highly recommended.
E. Helmet must be 2015 Snell standard or better and have sticker visible for inspection. Full-face helmets required.
F. Clean, full SFI driving suit and approved SFI gloves for fire protection are mandatory.
G. Side plate for driver’s door will be mandatory. Must be 12 inches (12”) high post-to post, 1/16” minimum thickness steel and must be fastened with a minimum of
six (6) ½” bolts or securely welded to series’ approval.
H. Driver’s window must be equipped with a SFI safety net, no older than five (5) years with quick release-latch. String window nets will not be permitted. The
minimum net size must be 18” wide and 16” high. When latched, the window net must fit and pull tight.
I. Resilient padding designed for roll bar use must be installed on any roll cage member which can be reached by any extremity of the driver while driver is normally
seated with restraints fastened. Steering wheel must be padded.
J. It is highly recommended that all competing teams have a minimum 10 lb. working fire extinguisher in their pit stall.
K. A main electrical cut-off switch needs to be clearly marked and easily accessible to safety crews.
L. Numbers must be a minimum of 21” in height, with body of each character a minimum of 3” in width and must be professionally placed on each door. A number
will be required on top, readable from the infield.
M. The driver’s last name must be displayed on both sides along or just above the rocker panel below the car number in 4” readable letters.
N. A car numbered at least six inches (6”) in height must be placed in the upper right-hand corner of the windshield.
O. Batteries must be securely mounted outside of driver’s compartment.
P. A working Fire Suppression system or driver accessible fire extinguisher is required. Minimum of 5lbs with a gauge.
14. RULE ENFORCEMENT:
A. The Series shall be authorized to make changes from any specification contained in these rules as a situation may dictate. Furthermore, the Series may impose
further restrictions to maintain fairness. Under no circumstances may the Tech Inspector alter any safety rule to less than stipulated.
B. Any variance of these rules by a participant that may ultimately lead to a reduction in safety, or an increased risk, to any participant, shall be exclusive
responsibility and liability of party or parties responsible for the variance. The series and speedway promoters shall not be responsible or liable for rules as
C. Any part found illegal will be confiscated and become the property of the SRL Sportsman Series.
D. Any competitor found to have an illegal part will not be allowed to compete in any SRL Sportsman Series events until that part is surrendered to SRL Sportsman
A. Only drivers or team representative may protest. Protesting drivers and protested cars must have qualified and started the race. All protests must receive an
approval of the series officials. Spite or unsportsmanlike protests will not be accepted.
B. All protests must be submitted to series officials in writing within 10 minutes of feature race completion, and be accompanied by required amount of cash shown
below. All protest fees must be paid in cash.
1. P&G, Carburetor inspection $75
2. Whistler check $150 series retains $50
3. Top end tear down $1000, series retains $250
4. Scope of the crank area $150, series retains $50
5. Complete engine tear down $1500, series retains $250
C. Driver can only protest three times in one season and must wait three race weeks before protesting again.
D. Drivers or cars found illegal forfeits all points and moneys earned for the entire race meet.
E. Refusal to comply with protest or to tear down when instructed by Series officials will result in a fine equal to protest amount, an automatic two race suspension
and loss of points and moneys earned for the evening. Upon returning to competition driver must agree to tear down after racing events for free.
16. CRATE MOTORS ONLY WITH A COMPETITOR PURCHSASE PROGRAM IN PLACE AS FOLLOWS:
A. As long as you had a car that qualified and started the race you may purchase a competitor’s motor, you must have a claim sheet filled out and turned in within
10 minutes of tech starting and cash in hand of the series tech official in the amount of current market price plus $300.00 and you will receive the motor you are
claiming exactly as it comes from General Motors, no accessories, carb etc. ***oil pans will stay on motor regardless of stock or 7-inch replacement***
B. If the person you are claiming refuses sale he will be disqualified for the night with all loss of points and moneys and will be suspended for the next series race.
C. If throughout the year the same person is claimed again and refuses sale, he will be on a 5-race suspension.
D. If the person getting claimed in turn wants to sell his engine but then wants to purchase the claimers engine he can do so and his cost to do so is current market
price therefore he would only accept $300.00 of the money.
E. If the claimer refuses to sell his engine for the current market price all transactions are off and now the claimer is disqualified and is suspended for 1 race etc.
SERIES GENERAL RULES:
A. The rules and/or regulations set forth herein do not express or imply warranty of safety, from publication of, or compliance with these rules and/or regulations.
They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the SRL Sportsman Series and are in no way a guarantee against injury to participants.
B. These rules and/or regulations will apply to all SRL Sportsman Series sanctioned racing events.
SRL Sportsman Series officials have full authority over said sanctioned racing events and any dispute, the Series Director’s decision will be final.
C. Any dispute, controversy or claim whether relating to this rulebook or alleged breach of the same, shall be settled in accordance with the existing and/ or
amended rules and regulations, and competitor agrees to accept the decisions rendered by such process. By competing in an event, the competitor expressly
agrees that determinations by track officials as to the applicability and interpretation of these rules are non-litigable, and they agree that they will not initiate or
maintain litigation of any kind against SRL Sportsman Series or anyone acting on its behalf. If a competitor initiates or maintains litigation in violation of this
covenant, that person agrees to reimburse SRL Sportsman Series for the costs of such litigation, including all reasonable attorneys’ fees. That competitor may
also be indefinitely suspended from competition during the entire time of such litigation
D. All race cars are subject to be inspected by the series Technical Director at any time during the event. The SRL Sportsman Series reserves the right to alter or
amend these rules and/or regulations in the interest of safety and/or fair competition.
E. Throughout this Rulebook, several references are made for particular products to meet certain specifications (i.e., SFI Specs, Snell, etc.). It is important to realize
that these products are manufactured to meet certain specifications, and upon completion, the manufacturer labels the product as meeting that spec.
F. Therefore, except as outlined under SFI requirements, any change to the product voids that certification. Under no circumstances may any certified product be
modified, altered, or in any way vary from the “as manufactured” condition. Such a practice is in violation of the SFI, Snell, etc. program, and voids such
certification and, therefore will not be accepted by the SRL Sportsman Series.
G. Please remember that we are here because of the Fans, Promoters, and the Sponsors. If they do not benefit…we will not. While we understand that this
Competition involves substantial financial stakes, there is no excuse for bad or unruly behavior, which would tend to bring the Series into disrepute.
H. The SRL Sportsman Series is a professional organization and will conduct itself so in its dealings with everyone, including Fans, Drivers, Team Members, Series
Sponsors, Team Sponsors, Tracks, and the Press. The Series therefore expects the same from its Drivers, Team Members and Team Sponsors. The Series
organizers and officials therefore reserve the right to take disciplinary action against anyone who brings the Series into disrepute by their actions, either on or off
I. Disciplinary action may also include, but is not limited to, the right of the Series organizers and officials to suspend either temporarily, or permanently, any driver,
team member or team sponsor whose actions, in the sole opinion and discretion of the Series organizers and officials, may have resulted in, or may result in,
harm or detriment to the SRL Sportsman Series Events.
J. The Series organizers and officials also reserve the Right to request the removal of any derogatory or distasteful statements on any racecar or hauler. Failure to
comply with this request for removal may result in disqualification from some or all the SRL Sportsman Series Events.
K. The decisions made, and the disciplinary actions taken, by the Series organizers and Officials hereunder shall not be appealed by the Driver, Team Member or
Team Sponsor affected thereby.
L. Any Driver entering and competing in a SRL Sportsman Series event acknowledges and accepts the following: SRL Sportsman Series and its officials may use
the Driver’s names, pictures, likeness, and performances in any way, medium, or material. Including without limitations by and through, television, radio airwave,
cable and satellite broadcasts, film for productions, videotape reproductions, audiotape reproductions, transmissions over the Internet and public and private
online service authorized by SRL Sportsman Series and the like, before, during and after the event for promoting, advertising, recording or reporting in the event
or any other SRL Sportsman Series sanctioned event, and do hereby relinquish all rights there to for these purposes, provided however that the car owner and
driver shall retain the exclusive use of its or his name; picture and likeness in connection with product endorsements and the sale of products, services,
concessions and merchandise.
M. All the Series contingency sponsors’ decals must be placed on all cars to be eligible for all event prize money, points and/or awards. The location of these
decals will be designated by the Series. The contingency pack will be supplied by the Series.
SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP POINT FUND CRITERIA:
A. All drivers that compete in the SRL Sportsman Series season will be eligible for point fund. We would like for everyone to attend the Awards Banquet’s at the end
of the year to receive banquet awards or special category awards but if you cannot, you will still receive what you earned.
B. Points Breakdown
A. 100 points to winner, 2-point drop per position.
ON TRACK PENALTIES:
A. The following Penalties will be applied after normal Caution Procedures have been followed, unless special circumstances apply.
B. Under Green Flag or Caution Flag conditions, the Track Race Director reserves the right to invoke penalties or suspensions of any Driver whose actions are
deemed to be overly aggressive, or fall into the category of “rough driving.” Drivers will be notified of any penalties that have been levied by the Series Director.
All decisions shall be final. Note: This rule is not intended to eliminate competition or accidental contact; however, it is intended that deliberate contact and/or
overdriving, will be penalized.
C. Any physical confrontation, either on the Race Track or in the Pits, will result in the Aggressor or Aggressors possible disqualification, suspension, monetary fine,
or any combination thereof. Second or any further offenses will result in equal or heavier penalties.
Note: Any Driver who enters another Driver’s Pit area will be deemed the Aggressor. Away from the driver’s Pit area, both drivers will be considered Aggressors.
Drivers should be aware that they will be held responsible for any members of their Race Team, and the above Penalties will apply even if the driver concerned
is not directly involved.
D. Any incidents that occur during the last three Championship Events of the Season could result in Penalties being applied at the beginning of the following
E. Any incidents that are judged to be “Deliberate Acts of Aggression”, whether on or off the Track, under Green or Caution, will result in Disqualification.
The SRL Sportsman Series Officials reserve the right to increase the above Penalties, depending on the severity of the incident.
At all Events, a minimum of two courtesy laps will be given for a flat tire. If a car is black-flagged, it will not be scored from that point on. Failure to leave the Track
after being black-flagged may result in disqualification.
F. “Gentleman’s Tap Out” rule will be used for the race season. If a driver feels they are solely at fault for an incident, they may pull to the bottom of the start/finish
line and tap their roof. At that time, only that driver will be sent to the tail of the longest line, with all others deemed involved awarded their prior position. The
driver must “Tap Out” ASAP. If he/she is wrecked and cannot drive the car to the start finish line, the driver must verbally “Tap Out” FACE to FACE with a series
official that can radio the scoring tower.
A. Qualifying order will be reverse of practice times unless told differently at the drivers meeting.
B. The invert after qualifying will be determined by dice roll by a fan plus 3 for all events but no more than half the field.
SERIES RACE PROCEDURES:
Initial Start / Restarts: (All starts/restarts are the same procedures)
1. All starts and restarts will be on the Green Flag by the Flagman.
2. The front row must maintain Pace Car speed until they reach the designated cones where they will gradually accelerate staying together.
3. At the cones the front row gradually increases speed staying together and will be at speed (out of turn 4) together coming to the start line.
4. At no time does the front row slow after the Pace Car pulls off before coming to green. Front row must stay side by side and at no time should second place
lag back or be ahead of the leader before the green waves. Jumping the start will result in a penalty.
5. No passing or pulling out of line allowed until you reach the S/F line.
6. If a caution occurs before the leader completes the first lap of the race, there will be a complete restart. All cars retain original starting position unless a
penalty is issued, they pit or receive assistance from the safety crew. If a car drops out or goes to the rear, all positions simply advance.
7. All restarts will be double file, except for the 2nd attempt at a green/white/checkered. Race Control may call for a single file restart if deemed necessary.
8. All cars one or more laps down restart behind lead lap cars.
9. When ‘one to go’ or the directive is given to double up, the cone rule will be used where you chose inside or out, once you chose you cannot change
If you pit and are not back in your correct position when the directive to double up is given, you will start on the tail of the field.
10. No scrubbing tires, swerving, brake checking, laying back, or games of any kind will be tolerated coming to the green.
1. When the yellow flag is displayed stop racing, slow and maintain your single file position with caution.
2. The first initial caution lap will be counted during each caution period. We do not revert back a lap.
3. If you are involved, spin, slowed or your progress is disrupted by the incident, you will be positioned where you rejoin or blend back into the field, unless the
leader passes you, then you will restart at the tail of the lead lap cars or down cars, depends on if you are the lead lap or not at that point.
NOTE: The incident must play itself out before the order is set. If you pit and do not rejoin the field in your proper position before the double up directive is
given, you will restart at the back of the field.
4. Any discrepancies in line up will be determined by Race Control.
5. Should a car not maintain caution speed or any reason, stop or enter the pits during a yellow, it will lose its running position. You must maintain your
position under yellow and stay nose to tail. Cars that do not stay within one car length of the car in front of them will be sent to the rear of the field.
6. If a driver deliberately picks up positions after the yellow flag is displayed, they will be penalized at minimum two positions.
7. If a driver does anything to intentionally cause a yellow, it is a minimum two-lap penalty.
8. No scuffing tires around on-track safety workers, you will only receive one warning before being parked for the rest of the event.
9. Officials reserve the right to utilize the yellow to check cars that are suspect and are being considered for a black flag (leaks, smoke, or sparks, etc.). After
they are checked, if okay – they keep their position.
10. Pit crews are not allowed on the track and drivers may not repair or adjust their cars while on track unless Race Control direct otherwise.
11. Last 15 laps will be green flag laps with the initial yellow counting.
1. Stop in a safe/quick manner–if a car does not re-start on its own, it will be pushed started and maintain position.
2. No work may be done on cars during red flag condition – Unless authorized by race control.
3. Positions will revert back to the previous completed green or yellow flag lap. Those deemed part of the occurrence that caused immediate red flag or cars
That pit will be positioned at the rear of the field.
Free Pass Award:
1.On any yellow flag except for the final 15 laps, the first car a lap down based on the last completed green flag lap, will be instructed to fall to the tail of the
field, and credited back 1 lap. Any car causing or involved in a yellow will not be the recipient of the “Free Pass” and there will be no free pass on that caution.
Three Wide Rule:
1. If you are the third car that makes it a 3-wide situation, if an incident occurs, you may be penalized whether or not you made contact with another car.
1. Lapped cars that create problems repeatedly during the race may be penalized. Lapped cars must treat all lead lap cars with the same respect.
1. Once the white flag is displayed, we are coming to the checkered unless the track is blocked.
2. If we go yellow or red after the leader takes the white, we will finish with a green/white/checkered, with a maximum (2) attempts.
3. On the 2nd attempt at the green/white/checkered – once the field receives the green flag, and crosses the s/f line, the race will be complete if the yellow is
displayed, those remaining are to slow and proceed with caution. The remaining cars would be scored in the position they last held at the start finish line minus
cars involved in the caution and race is over.
4. Top 5 will go directly to victory lane for trophies and interviews, the driver must stay with the car at all times, driver must drive car to scales and or you will be
1. Any contact between competitors will be determined by Race Control if any penalty will be imposed. If a driver is penalized for rough driving, he/or she will
restart at the tail end of the field behind all cars for the immediate restart after the penalty or could be parked for the remainder of event.
2. Any competitor having contact with the race leader, resulting in the leader spinning and or being eliminated from competition will be penalized. Race Control
has the right to call over the radio to rescind this policy (before an incident happens) if the leader is considered to be blocking, only by Race Control, in which
case the above Rule #1 under Contact will be in force.
Qualifying Policy: You may not drive your car counter on the track prior to taking the green during qualifying – however, you may drive counter if you spin after
taking the green, violation will result in the slowest of your two qualifying laps.
ALL TEAMS MUST HAVE A WORKING FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN THEIR PIT STALL AND PIT BOX.
*****Anyone that has an issue with the social media policies below, the SRL Sportsman Series might not be the racing series for you*****
Social Media Policy Content:
A. Series defines social media as all means of electronic communication or posting of information/content of any sort on the internet. This includes but is not limited
to your own or someone else’s web blogs, personal website, social networking, or affinity website, whether or not directly associated or affiliated with Series.
B. This includes but is not limited to Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Although forums may seem informal, individuals are solely responsible
for what is posted online whether by themselves and/or allowing others the ability to post online content for them.
C. Any social media interaction or contribution that adversely affects Series, other members, or others directly/indirectly related to the series may result in
disciplinary action against individuals, up to and including exclusion from the series indefinitely.
D. This social media policy applies to all Series competitors, crew, track officials, track owners and Series officials. A competitor is a driver, entrant, family member,
crew member (non-driver), or any other individual or entity who is a member and/or participates in any Series sanctioned event. All drivers are responsible for the
actions of their crew.
E. An official is all authorized Series officers, employees, agents, representatives, and subcontractors. Series reserves the right to apply the policy to other
members as it deems appropriate.
F. Examples of inappropriate postings, statements, photographs, video, or audio may include discriminatory remarks, harassment, and threats of violence or similar
inappropriate or unlawful conduct and is prohibited. Avoid content that reasonably could be viewed as malicious, obscene, threatening or intimidating, that
disparages others or that might constitute harassment or bullying. Any mistake should be corrected immediately.
If an individual posts complaints or criticism, avoid using statements, photographs, video, or audio that reasonably could be viewed as malicious, obscene, and
threatening or intimidating, that disparages others or that might constitute harassment or bullying. Example of such conduct might include offensive posts meant to
intentionally harm someone’s reputation or posts that could contribute to a hostile trackside environment based on race, sex, disability, religion, or any other status
protected by law, rule, or policy.
Be Honest and Accurate:
Posts are “on the record” whether the online medium is public or private and is accessible to the media, public, sponsors, and other business partners and is
subject to discovery in litigation matters. Rumors, speculation or information about Series or others are not to be posted until an official announcement, release or
other post by official social media accounts have been made to the public and media.
Retaliation is prohibited. Series prohibits taking negative action against any member or other for reporting or for cooperating in a policy investigation. Member(s)
who retaliate against another member for reporting or for cooperating in an investigation will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including exclusion from the
Social media plays an integral role in reaching out to and growing fan bases, engagement, marketing, and promotion to all entities. It is a way to give fans direct
interaction with Series, drivers, teams, tracks, and sponsors.
Please remember that we are here because of the Fans, Promoters, and the Sponsors. If they do not benefit…we will not. While we understand that this
Competition involves substantial financial stakes, there is no excuse for bad or unruly behavior, which would tend to bring the Series into disrepute.
The Series is a professional organization and will conduct itself so in its dealings with everyone, including Fans, Drivers, Team Members, Series
Sponsors, Team Sponsors, Tracks, and the Press. The Series therefore expects the same from its Drivers, Team Members and Team Sponsors. The
Series organizers and officials therefore reserve the right to take disciplinary action against anyone who brings the Series into disrepute by their
actions, either on or off the track.
Disciplinary action may also include, but is not limited to, the right of the Series organizers and officials to suspend either temporarily, or permanently,
any driver, team member or team sponsor whose actions, in the sole opinion and discretion of the Series organizers and officials, may have resulted in,
or may result in, harm or detriment to Series Events.
The Series organizers and officials also reserve the Right to request the removal of any derogatory or distasteful statements on any racecar or hauler.
Failure to comply with this request for removal may result in disqualification from some or all the Series Events.
The decisions made, and the disciplinary actions taken, by the Series organizers and Officials hereunder shall not be appealed by the Driver, Team
Member or Team Sponsor affected thereby.
Any Driver entering and competing in a Series event acknowledges and accepts the following: Series and its officials may use the Driver’s names,
pictures, likeness, and performances in any way, medium, or material. Including without limitations by and through, television, radio airwave, cable and
satellite broadcasts, film for productions, videotape reproductions, audiotape reproductions, transmissions over the Internet and public and private
online service authorized by Series and the like, before, during and after the event for promoting, advertising, recording, or reporting in the event or any
Series event, and do hereby relinquish all rights there to for these purposes, provided however that the car owner and driver shall retain the exclusive
use of its or his name; picture and likeness in connection with product endorsements and the sale of products, services, concessions, and