DCRST 2019 RULES
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2019 Rules of Competition
DWARF CAR RACING SERIES shall hereafter be referred to as DCRST throughout the rules and descriptions. 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 publications 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. By competing in DCRST sanctioned events, all participants agree to abide by the rules that are listed below and agree to the DCRST director's decision or penalties set forth by these rules.
MUST Have DWARF CAR RACING SERIES OF TEXAS in 2” Letters The BOD shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation
from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in their opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable 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 BOD and their decisions are final.
DCRST directors will meet and convene to discuss matters of discipline to determine an appropriate decision. Decisions are final, no appeals or changes may be made after the issue is settled. The meeting may or may not be conducted on the night of any incident in question.
ANY RULES OR REGULATIONS NOT COVERED IN THIS BOOKLET WILL BE DETERMINED ON A TIMELY BASIS BY DCRST BOD AND THE DECISION IS FINAL.
SPIRIT & INTENT
Guidelines offered in this publication are subject to the term “spirit and intent” and apply to the technical aspects of Dwarf Car racing as well as to the actions of competitors, drivers and crewmembers. It is expected that all participants will adhere to the spirit and intent of these rules at our events. These rules are guidelines for fair and competitive competition. If you are contemplating a technical undertaking that is not directly addressed in these rules, please contact a TC member.
DCRST has the right to change, add, delete, or modify in any way any of these rules. Officials have the authority to disqualify any entry they believe has violated either the spirit or the intent of the rules, or do any actions detrimental to Dwarf Car Racing.
1. Each Car Owner
will pay $50 Annual Membership Dues to register one car, and $25 for any
additional car registered. Dues are payable to the DCRST by March 1st of each
If dues are not paid by March 1st, the previously used number will become available to another owner. Memberships will be on calendar year.
2. Annual membership dues paid after March 1st are $ 50 to register one car, and $50 for any additional car Registered.
3. Each Driver will
pay a $50 for membership before being allowed on track.
1: BODY TYPES
A. There will be no special class of cars; all oval track Dwarf Cars run under the same competition.
B. Car body will be of 1928 to 1948 Vintage Coupe, Sedan, Panel Wagon, or Pick-up Truck. Must have been a production car. All frames and roll cages, including firewall, doors, and rear section framing, must be fabricated as a single frame unit, already forming the actual contour and dimensions of the finished body. Sheet metal outside skins must be secured with dzus type fasteners, or permanently attached by rivets or spot weld no more than 12" between each attachment point located at the perimeter of each panel where it meets the roll cage, firewall, or trunk framing. Skin must not bulge or gap open between attachment points. Any gap or hole exceeding 3/8" must be covered with sheet metal, a plug, or permanent type sealant. Louvers are optional on body panels with no more than a 1" protrusion.
C. No open top cars such as roadsters or convertibles. No convertible bodies with hard tops or "T" tops. The cars must be replicas of factory stock bodies. They must have full roof of metal construction. The roof shall start at the top of the cowl in the front of the car and extend, ending at the top of the trunk. Roofs must incorporate a front and a rear window. The windows must be cut to simulate to match the original body and shall extend inward to cover the roll cage in the front and the rear. All roll cage bracing must be intact, permanently welded. Enter and exit by door only. 2 Doors must be functional and driver must be able to exit from either door safely. Roof Hatches are optional and must have positive locking device. Minimum opening on front window is 7” height. Minimum opening on rear window is 6” height.
D. No foreign makes. Only closed top, meaning hardtop, American passenger cars or trucks.
E. All cars will be of metal construction. No fiberglass (EXCEPT LEGENDS), plastic, nylon etc. No aluminum for frame or roll cage. Outer skin shall be a minimum of 26 gauge steel or .040 aluminum. Firewall between engine and manned compartment is mandatory. There must be a complete firewall, front and rear separating engine and trunk compartments from manned compartments.
F. No fenders of any type. No structure of any type to simulate or act as a fender. Doors and windows must remain in stock appearance and location. Body must be skinned to match it's type. (i.e. 3-window coupe must be skinned as a 3 window, not as a 5-window). Right and left doors must be operational and allow passage. Windows and door must be near scale size, shape and location. All doors must be hinged as to open or removable. Windows on rear side quarter panels may be simulated. Full body car. Body must cover from the top of the roll cage to the lower frame rail.
H. Each car will have grill shell and simulated original grill matching it’s body style or a simulated radiator and vertical loop mounting bar mounted in near stock location and a hood to match radiator size and body style as not to distract from overall appearance. No grill is required if simulated radiator is used. No radiator or oil cooler may be mounted in driver compartment or rear deck. Functional radiator may be mounted in the trunk area. With rear mounted radiators only, you may have maximum opening on the trunk lid of 16" wide x 12" tall, must be 1/4" screened or louvered.
I. Engine compartment must conform to scale of body length and must match contour of body where it meets the right and left side of body panels. Firewall or cowling outer skin must be stock appearance in size and shape; only inner panel may be altered.
J Any hood may be notched, bent or cut in such a manner as not to distract from the stock appearance or on car using a radiator/simulated radiator, hoods may not be altered so as to detract from neat appearance.
K Hood scoop height: no part of the hood, hood scoop, air cleaner or cowl, or any other item, shall exceed 30" measured from the bottom of the lower frame rail to the highest point of the hood, hood scoop, air cleaner or cowl. ½" tolerance is allowed. There will be no obstruction of the drivers view.
L. At the beginning of race event, all cars must have all body parts intact and fastened. Sun visors are allowed but must be removed at sundown unless a 7"opening is maintained with the sun visor on, then it can remain.
M. No airfoils, wings or streamlining of body.
N. Front clip may be bolted on. (As long as frame meets up and would be continuous)
A. Maximum car height, 52", top to ground.
B. Maximum body width, 38".
C. 44" maximum body height from bottom of frame rail to top of car. No part of the roof area may be higher than 44".
D. The slope of the roof may not exceed 3 1/2" measured from the highest point in the rear, to the lowest point in the front, just before the cage starts to turn downward. Or 8 Degrees max. The slope on the front hood should remain in proportion to the rest of the body. All sheet metal can NOT have more than a 8 degree slope to it. No part of body shall exceed past the rear bumper or exceed 28" behind the center line of the rear end.
3: TIRES and WHEELS
A. Steel wheels only. 13" WHEEL, 7" or 8” on dirt ONLY maximum width. Beadlocks are allowed.
Asphalt Racing Type tires:
Only tires allowed in this category are “Towel City Recap” brand tires, Federal Tire Co. model "Super Steel 595 " with "INEX" stamped casing. Tire must not be altered in size. Tires may not be shaved or cambered. Tire rubber compound must not be altered to make softer. Tires must not show a durometer reading to be softer than 50, average of 5 places at any time. Tech Inspector durometer will be considered the official durometer to determine softness of compound.
Dirt Track Racing Type Tires:
Hoosier Mediums 205/60-13’s 215/60-13's & 235/60-13’s 23/7.0-13 Front Only
Hoosier HTWD 23/7.0-13, P205, P215, P235-60D13
All tire must durometer 45 or above within 10 minutes from the finish the race, average of 5 places, at any time.
Goodyear Racing tires (G-23 with a G50 compound) required. All tires must durometer 45 or above within 10 minutes from the finish the race, average of 5 places, at any time.
B. No softening compounds will be allowed.
C. No alteration of the numbers or letters on the tires will be allowed and will be grounds for Disqualification.
4: WHEEL BASE
Wheel base 73" (1" tolerance allowed) measured at the center of the spindle to the center of rear end housing.
ASPHALT Track -width may not exceed 60” measured from the extreme outside edge of the tire.
**** DCRST NO GO IS 60 1/16” **** Can NOT touch either side
DIRT TRACK - Tire width may not exceed 61" measured outside edge of the tire.
Or widest part of Car
**** DCRST NO GO IS 61 1/16” **** Can NOT touch either side
A. Fuels allowed are gasoline. VP, Sunoco, Toro, Cam 2, and aviation gasoline may also be used. No fuel additives
B. No nitrous oxide, no alcohol. No nitro or propylene oxide type additives.
6. FUEL CELL
A. Not to exceed 5 gallons.
B. Tank must be vented so as not leak fuel in any position, non-leaking cap.
C. Fuel cell must be mounted between frame rails, in trunk. It can be horizontal or vertical mounting in trunk and protected by minimum 1" structural tubing.
D. Fuel cell safety Foam in highly recommended
E. Must have complete fire wall between driver and fuel cell.
7: Liquid Cooled/Carbureted Engines….
1200cc Maximum - With the interest of keeping a competitive racing association, the following engines will be illegal; Yamaha YZF R1, Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird, Suzuki GSXR1000, and the Kawasaki ZX1200 / ZRX1200 family of motors.
A. Aftermarket electronic engine components allowed. i.e. Dyna,
B. Carburetors and cams optional.
C. Porting, grinding, polishing or otherwise changing stock configuration of intake or exhaust ports not allowed.
D. Carburetor boot must fasten directly to head in the stock intake port location
F. Oiling system may not include a dry sump system.
G. Motor must have been intended to run carbs, no converted FI engines.
I. Hood “bubble height” (i.e.: carbs, air cleaners, hood scoop) will be measured from a straight line projected out from the rear most portion of the hood. The bubble may not exceed 4" above that line and at no place on the hood may the bubble exceed 5". There will be no obstruction of the drivers view.
J. Engines would NOT be pre-teched and sealed – but subject to check by Competition
8: Fuel Injected Engines….
Engines eligible are, Suzuki GSXR 1000, Honda CBR1000RR, Yamaha YZFR1, and Kawasaki ZX10.
A.1000cc max. Kawasaki ZX-10 can be no newer than 2014, Suzuki GSX-R can be no newer than 2014, Honda CBR can be no newer than 2014, and Yamaha R-1 can be no newer than 2014.
B. Must remain stock bore and stroke, stock rods and pistons and cams.
C. All head components must remain stock. Cams must be stock as per original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and must meet specs as per manufacturer. In Stock Location (Ie. Exhaust in exhaust intake in intake.)
D. Casting part lines must be visible upon inspection. Intake port area may be altered to match intake boot. Alteration not to exceed 3/8” into intake port.
E. ONLY OEM stock ignition system with OEM ECU box may be used. No fuel monitoring control devices allowed (i.e. TFI, Power Commanders, and etc.)
F. Engine must retain its stock fuel injection system. May run aftermarket headers
G Secondary butterflies may be removed.
H. Cam gear must be in the stock mounting round holes.
I. Cylinder cranking compression minimum 100 p.s.i., Maximum 220 psi per cylinder average of 4 cylinders, no variance, measured with official, calibrated, DCRST gauge.
J Air box must be removed, all throttle bodies held wide open, and all 4 spark plugs must be
Removed before checking compression.
K. Stock Air Box required may run aftermarket Air Cleaner element, and oil pans may be modified to fit into chassis –must remain wet sump. (Option) Aftermarket filters are approved with any aftermarket air filter assembly with any velocity stack
L The intent is for all injected motors to remain STOCK, except as specifically allowed in these rules.
M. Hood “bubble height” (i.e.: carbs, air cleaners, hood scoop) will be measured from a straight line projected out from the rear most portion of the hood. The bubble may not exceed 4" above that line and at no place on the hood may the bubble exceed 5". There will be no obstruction of
the drivers view.
O. Engines WILL BE pre-teched and sealed. If seal is broken or missing, it is the duty of the owner to notify the TC prior to a race. If a seal is found broken or missing in post-race tech, a complete engine check will be made immediately. If owner declines such check, it will result in automatic DQ for the entire race event.
P. Engine exhaust must include muffler and exit rearward. All muffler devices must include baffles. Must NOT Exceed 95 Decibel at 100 Ft Will Be Checked periodically thru out year.
9: DRIVE TRAIN
A. Must use steel drive shaft from motor to automotive rear end. Driveline must be painted white.
B. Drive shaft must have a minimum of 3 360 degree loops. One near each end, one in center. Must be fabricated from a minimum 3/16" x 1-1/2" steel bar, or 1.00" x .065 steel tubing.
C. Quick change rear ends are allowed. Must be steel tubes with individual axles with bearing type hubs. Gears are not allowed to be changed after heat races.
Only allowable gears: Quick Change 1-5 Gear sets any combination
10: FRAME and ROLL CAGE
A. Roll cage must be constructed of a minimum 1.25".095 wall OD or 1.5" OD x .065 wall tubing in the main roll cage. Secondary members will be a minimum of 1" OD x .065. wall.
B. All lower frame side rails will be a minimum of 1" x 2" rectangular tubing with a minimum of .120" wall. The lower frame rails on the extreme right and left side, may be horizontal or vertical, but must remain continuous from the front frame horn to the rear frame horn. Whether laid horizontal or vertical, it must remain that way all through the frame rail. Does not include cross member. No round, oval or square tubing in lower side frame rail. No overslung rear frame rails. If a line is run from the center of the front cross member to the center of your rear cross member, the frame rails should be equal distance from right and left side with a maximum width of 38”. The left side of the chassis may deviate (offset) from centerline a maximum of 3” however, may not exceed more than 38” total chassis width at the B pillar (doorpost) only. The left side frame rail must taper from the firewall to the B pillar (doorpost) and back to the original centerline prior to the centerline of the rear axle. (See Diagram)
B-1 If the rear frame rails are offset from full width, this will be measured by placing a straight edge (1” wide level or 1 X 2 tubing preferred) on the bottom of the left side 1X2 frame rail, disconnecting the left rear shock, and allowing the rear end to lower. If the axle tube contacts the straight edge, the chassis will be disqualified from competition until the issue is resolved.
C. Bolt on Front Clip is approved as long as meets above rules
D. There will be a minimum of three (3) cross members in the main compartment; one at the forward end, one in the center and near the rear. The cross members will be made of steel only, with a minimum wall thickness of .120". Cross members may be rectangle, round, oval, square or angle.
E. The right and left doors must have a minimum of two bars with a minimum of .065" wall x 1" OD tubing welded through the midsection of the door frame, round or square tubing is allowed. The bar supporting the drive shaft tunnel may be included as one of these, only on drive shaft side. Drive shaft side of car must have one bar, minimum of .065" wall x 1" tubing, welded inside to front and rear door post positioned horizontally.
F. All cars will have a permanent structure support bar, located behind the seat at approx. 23" above the frame rail, extending from side to side. The bottom of the seat will not be more than 63" back, measured from the upper ball joint to the center of the seat at the height of the permanent structure bar. The seat may be tilted back for added driver head clearance, however, no portion of the seat may be back more than 68" as measured above. A seat pan must be welded in place, using a minimum of 14 gauge steel.
G. Highly recommended a steel plate be mounted between drivers leg and driveshaft Min. 6” by 24” 14 Gauge steel.
H. Cars may have a maximum 3 ¾” dia., or square/rectangular, not to exceed 15 square inches, mirror, mounted outside left door only. (Approved Legend mirror is 3” X 5”).
11: LEGEND CHASSIS
A. Legend Frame exception: All ‘Legend’ frames must be
made with .083 DOM or
ERW rectangular tubing. It is estimated that all frames produced before August,
1995, do not meet these requirements.
B. Legend Body exception: “Legend” fiberglass bodies, without fenders and running boards, may be used but must remain within stock dimensions, thickness, location, and configuration,
and may not be reinforced or lightened in any way.
12: ENGINE LOCATION and SET BACK
A. All engines must be front mounted, in stock location for model of car.
B. Engines may not be extended more than 12" to either side of car body center line.
C. Engine set back is the square of the motor (rear fins) may not extend more than 17" from center of front axle. No part of the engine or transmission may be more than 21" set back, as measures above.
A. Front suspension must not exceed 25" measured from the ground to the highest point of any front suspension, or extend rearward past the most forward panel of the fire wall, except under frame rail, where it cannot be seen from either side.
B. Steering components must have safety fasteners, such as cotter pin or self-locking nuts. Must have Lock collars on steering shaft at heims. (To eliminate steering shaft from coming off of rack)
C. If steering box is mounted in front cowling, the pitman arm may not extend more than 1 1/2" outside the natural contour of the body near that point, and must not prevent proper door operation.
D. The center of the front and rear axle will be mounted in the center of the frame from side to side, (1/2" tolerance is allowed).
E. No Straight axles.
F. No Leaf spring or torsion bars.
G. No Bird Cage type rear linkage or Jacob's ladder. 3 link suspension only
H. Steel shocks only, one shock per tire. 4 shocks only. Coil over type shocks and springs only. No exotic or canister style shocks. No Part of the rear upper shock or shock mount may be mounted outside the body. No Schrader valve style shocks allowed. Must be readily available to the public. Sealed hyper screw or seal screw is ok. Final determination is made by DCRST and any new style shock should get approval before being deemed legal. No type of bump stops are allowed on springs or shocks, internal or external.
I. Trailing arms, located outside of frame may not extend beyond the rear door post. (B Post)
J. No exotic type power steering with cam driven pumps.
K. No rubber/spring mounted trailing arms, or center link must be ridged mounted. (Spring or rubber Pull Bars)
A. No car shall weigh under 1240 with driver. In the event that multiple cars are not meeting the weight requirement, the accuracy of the scales will be considered by the head tech official. 1000 lbs without driver.
B. No ballast will be mounted outside of body or frame. All ballast must be securely bolted or welded inside of body or frame rail and extend no lower than frame rail. Ballast will be painted white and have the car number clearly marked.
15: NERF BARS and BUMPERS
A. Front bumper must be no wider than 36" and a minimum of 24" and will not extend more than 6" forward of front tires.
B. Rear bumper must be no wider than 50" and a minimum of 40" and will not extend more than 6" from extreme rear body panel, or 8" if the car has a simulated fuel tank.
C. Front and rear bumpers must be a minimum of 4" above the ground, and a maximum of 14". A 2" extension bar may be allowed on top of the bumper, but must not exceed 16" high from the ground.
D. Bumper will be a minimum of 6" wide vertically.
E. Bumpers are to be made from 1" round tubing .065" minimum, and .095" maximum wall.
F. There will be no sharp points or edges.
G. Nerf bars must be mounted on both sides in front of rear tire and be no more than 18" from center of rear axle to rear of nerf bar. A minimum of a three (3) point mounting is required. The lower bar must be parallel to lower frame rail from the rear of the car then curve or bend toward lower frame rail. The upper bar is to attach to the roll cage a maximum of 18" above the rear attachment point of the lower bar. An additional diagonal brace from frame rail to lower bar is strongly recommended. Nerf bars must not interfere with the opening of either door and must roll through a 61" opening.
H. These nerfs will be constructed of round tubing 065" x 1" OD, and a maximum of .095" x 1" OD wall tubing.. Must fit 61" opening. **** DCRST NO GO IS 61 1/16” **** Can NOT touch either side
A. All batteries must be rear mounted (trunk area). Batteries must be securely mounted with a top restraint made of metal. Restraint must also hold battery caps. EXCEPTION: Lithium ION Batteries weighing under one pound may be mounted in the cowl area, but must be shielded from driver.
B. Cars MUST have master electrical switch clearly located and marked the right of the driver on the rear firewall, rear deck or right dash.
C. No electronic (i.e. computer) traction devices. No electronic or manual devices will be adjustable by the driver during a race. Racecievers and transponders are mandatory at most race tracks. Transponders must be mounted behind the driver rear firewall.
A. Dirt: Must have at least two (2) brakes controlling 2 wheels. **4** wheel brakes are recommended Brake Bias manual and electronic shut off devices are allowed inside the driver compartment.
B. Brake Bias manual and electronic shut off devices are allowed inside the driver compartment
C. Asphalt Racing Must have brakes operating both front and rear wheels (ALL wheels)
A. All inside suspension mounts must be shrouded from drive compartment. No sharp edges or protruding objects which could endanger driver, shall be inside driver’s compartment. All cut and free standing edges must be folded, molded or filed smooth (i.e. window and door edges).
B. All cars must have an approved 5 point racing harness, equipped with a quick release buckle. Both ends of harness must be attached to the frame of the car with, not less than 3/8" grade 8 bolts. All seat belts will be installed at a 45 degree angle to the driver’s hips. Shoulder harness comes from behind the driver, and will go over both shoulders so that they will be held securely in the seat. (all safety restraint harnesses will be installed in accordance with manufactures guidelines). Seatbelts must be replaced every 2 years. Or RECERTIFIED by the manufacture.
C. Approved racing type helmet with current snell rating are to be used. (SA-2010).
D. All cars will have a production made quick-release, removable steering wheel.
E. All cars are required to have a fire extinguisher. 5 Lb. Halon on board fire system with a minimum of 2 nozzles installed is highly recommended. If a portable type fire extinguisher is used, it must be mounted with Metal Bracket. All pits must have a minimum of a 2 lbs. fire extinguisher accessible in their pits.
F. Recommended items
are gloves (SFI/5 recommended), shoes and helmet restraint system (i.e. HANS,
Def-N-der, Hutchens or D-Cell). Other minimum requirements may be required by
G). All drivers must wear an SFI approved driving suit. Single layer (SFI/1 - 3 seconds of protection) fire suit minimum; Multi-layer (SFI/5- 9 seconds of protection) highly recommended
H. When racing on asphalt, a catch can for oil or water may be required by TC.I. All door latches must be a positive locking device, so as not to open from vibration or upset, and not to jam if door is damaged. All hoods and trunks must be securely fastened by, spring latch, nuts and bolts or dzus fasteners (no screws)
J. Recommended full containment seat by Kirkey Series 27 or Series 70, Ultra Shield, VS Halo Seat, or Butler Built. The seat must be installed per manufactures specs.
K. No glass of any type is permitted. Side windows may have shatterproof Lexan, minimum of 1/16". Front windshield must have 1/2" square mesh windscreen, or a bar system with a maximum of a 2" opening. A 2" block cannot fit through the opening.
A. All cars must have numbers in five (5) location: Numbers on right & left door and roof must be a minimum of 12" high, and the width must be 2/3 of the height, except for the number #1. On the roof, it should be as large as possible. The number on the rear of the car must be a minimum of 6", and located above the bumper so to be viewed by the driver behind. The assigned association letter must be a minimum of 6" high on the roof and the doors and 2" high on the rear of the car. A minimum 2" number and letter must be displayed on the left front upper corner of the windshield. All numbers must be permanent (ie: vinyl or painted). All numbers should be made to be as large and clear and plain as possible to assist in scoring. If Running National Event you need to have a T at back of number.
B. No Roman numerals, and No Gold leaf. MUST Have DWARF CAR RACING SERIES OF TEXAS on car
D. Must have Engine brand and size on each side of hood and 1240 Weight also in 1” letters
20: RULES of CONDUCT
A. Any driver or crew who shows evidence of having partaken of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will be required to leave the premises immediately and may be subject to a fine of no less than $100.00 and may be subject to suspension.
B. Any driver who competes in a car other than the original car they registered to drive, must get approval from the BOD or TC before competing. If the driver has already completed a race (ie: heat) they must go to the rear of the last qualifying main event to continue. If a Main event has been run, no changing of cars will be allowed for that night, in their division.
C. The driver shall be responsible for the actions of his/her entire pit crew that are with the car. The driver shall be the sole spokesperson for the car and pit crew in any and all matters pertaining to the race, and only the driver shall take part in any arbitration with the race officials in charge.
D. Non-competitive cars which are a hazard to the other cars, will, at the track's discretion, receive the "BLACK FLAG". If a driver continues or re-enters the race without permission of the track officials, he/she will start the next event they enter, at the rear. Any driver who stops on the track for any reason, will be sent to the rear. Failure to go to the rear when told will result in a black flag.
E. No fighting, physically or verbally, or abusive gestures in the pits or on the race premises at any time. Any driver who deliberately rams another car on the track (during a yellow or red flag) will be black flagged from that race. Any driver who rams another car in or around the pits, may be disqualified from that night’s competition, that event, or from future DCRST events depending on the severity which will be decided by the Pit Steward or DCRST Board members. Disqualification means no money, no points and cannot use the DQ as a throw out.
F. Any member who performs an act or participates in actions deemed detrimental to Dwarf Car racing or DCRST will face a fine of at least $100.00, and the member may also lose accumulated points, money won, or be suspended.
G. All drivers or their representatives will be required at the pit meetings.
H. Penalties for violations of the DCRST rules are determined by the gravity of the violation and its effect on fairness of competition, the orderly conduct of the event, and the interest of Dwarf Car racing & DCRST. Such penalties may include, but are not limited to, disqualification, suspension of membership privileges, fines or loss of points. The DCRST board of directors shall use the following guidelines for the imposition of penalties in the situations describes below, but may assess a greater or lesser penalty depending on the circumstances.
I: Any driver who threatens or assaults, either verbally or physically, any DCRST official or board member or persons serving under their direction or any other driver may face a suspension, a minimum fine of $100.00 and loss of money for that event, and loss of accumulated points.
J. Any member who fights in the pits, track, or on the race premises may face a fine of $200.00, suspension, money loss from that event, and all accumulated points. Any person who is in someone else's pits will be deemed the party at fault.
K. All operational cars must pack the track. Any driver, with good reason, who is unable to pack the track must inform DCRST official prior to hot laps. Those cars not packing the track will not be allowed to hot lap and or may have to start at the back of their heat.
L Any associations that are hosting a National or Regional event must have a completed and signed contract at the DCRST office on file.
M. ALL Car Owners and Drivers must be members of DCRST. Event memberships are available at a fee of $50.00 payable at pill draw. It will be the BOD responsibility to insure all drivers are members in good standing and any membership fees have been paid to DCRST. Drivers must be paid members and in good standing to get points for races. All drivers will have a DCRST membership. Any member on probation or in bad standing may lose the right to participate in DCRST events, meetings.
N. DCRST recognizes and endorses the efforts of the multiple multimedia sites available to promote or communicate for entertainment or promotion of the club. DCRST will not tolerate Driver, Crew Member or car owner engaging in inappropriate behavior and will not condone Slander to club members or the club itself. This will be considered inappropriate behavior and could result in suspension or ban from the club.
21: RACE LINE-UP PROCEDURES
A. Pill draw will be used to determine the heat race line ups at the first race of the season.
B. Heat race line ups after the first race of the season shall be determined by point’s average.
i. Heat one shall consist of the drivers with the lowest point’s average.
ii. Heat two shall consist of drivers with higher point’s average, etc.
iii. This will be a trial format for the first 6 races of the season, at that time a decision will be made to revert back to pill draw or continue with the point’s average format.
C. Heat races will consist of 8-10 laps to be determined by the track officials.
D. Feature starting positions will be determined by heat race finishes and points average. The top 12 finishers in the heats will be the front 12 in the feature. The top 12 positions will be inverted by point’s average with the lowest points starting on the pole and the highest in 12th. Remaining feature positions will be based on heat race finishing position.
E. Feature races will consist of 20 laps, with no fuel stops.
F. We will consider a B Main (8-10 laps) factoring any race with more than 25 cars.
G. Rookies will start at the back of heat for 3 race nights minimum, and until the BOD determines they are experienced enough to start safely in position in their heat as determined by pill draw or points average.
H. Rookies will start in the back of Feature Events for a minimum of 6 races, or until the BOD determines they are experienced enough to start safely in position determined by regular procedures.
I. Guests will be assigned a heat race as determined by the BOD on the night of the event (or by pill draw) and will start in the back of the heat. Feature position will be determined by heat race finish position. Guest finishing in the top 12 of the heat races shall start in the 12th position.
I. Guests will be assigned a heat race as determined by the BOD on the night of the event (or by pill draw) and will start in the back of the heat. Feature position will be determined by heat race finish position. Guest finishing in the top 12 of the heat races shall start in the 12th position.
J Any driver may request to start at the back but must do so prior to the start of the heat races.
K Any driver causing a caution, 1 time in a heat, must pull to the infield for the remainder of that race. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of points for that heat.
L Any driver causing a caution, 2 times in a feature, must pull to the infield for the remainder of that race. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of points for that feature and all monies for the event.
M. There will be an attempt to limit the feature to a maximum of twenty-four (24) cars, unless the track or club rules otherwise. Each driver must attend the drivers meeting
i. Drivers meeting will begin 1 hour prior to race start time
ii. Any driver not at drivers meeting will start in the back of the heat race
O. White Flag Rule
i. All cars will follow the White Flag rule when lining up for heats, B Mains, and Features. The White Flag rule means that cars will be in the designated line-up area (chute) before the white flag flies in the previous race or said cars will start at the rear of the field.
22. Line Up Procedure
A. Start of race
The start of any race will be determined by the flag man, however, the leader shall not start prior to exiting turn 4 and shall start before the start/finish line. The general start area is the last tire coming out of turn 4 or a cone set by the track officials. The pole setter shall start on the inside and will set the pace of the field. All cars in the field will be aligned double rowed, nose to tail with a maximum of one half (1/2) car length in between any cars.
1. If any car chooses to gap the car in front by more than two (2) car lengths at the one (1) to go, the car rear of the offender may take that position before the start. Any driver that leaves the nose to tail formation (jumping) before the start of the race shall be penalized two (2) positions in the final finishing order
2. This may be determined by track officials or video footage
Restarts shall be in the Texas formation; the leader has the front row alone and may choose inside or outside. The second place car will line up on the inside, third place on the outside. The second row shall remain behind the leader’s rear bumper (no overlap) until the leader starts the race. All cars in the field will be aligned double rowed, nose to tail with a maximum of one half (1/2) car length in between any cars.
· If any car chooses to gap the car in front by more than two (2) car lengths, the car rear of the offender may take that position before the start.
· Any driver that leaves the nose to tail formation (jumping) before the start of the race shall be penalized two (2) positions in the final finishing order
· This may be determined by track officials or video footage
C. Single File Restarts
Single file restarts are imposed by the track officials due to excessive cautions.
All cars in the field will be aligned single file, nose to tail with a maximum of one half (1/2) car length in between any cars .If any car chooses to gap the car in front by more than two (2) car lengths, the rear of the offender may take that position before the start.
Any driver that leaves the nose to tail formation (jumping) before the start of the race or before the cone placed on the front stretch by track officials shall be penalized two (2) positions in the final finishing order. This may be determined by track officials or video footage by Competition Committee
D. In cases where the finish of the race is too close to call (in Real time), the track officials may use photo(s), video or electronic scoring, if available, to aid in determining the winner.
23: TECH INSPECTION
The top 1/3, up to five (5) finishers in the Main Event must go directly to the tech area/scales. Common sense will be applied to a time limit. The tech inspector may disqualify any car for not meeting the DCRST requirements. Any disqualification must be clarified by TC. If illegal parts or infractions that give a clear competitive advantage are found at any time during race night, the car and driver are disqualified and subject to penalties. Should the infraction be determined by the competition committee, the committee will inform the car owner and/or driver of the time frame they have to remedy the infraction
24: FINANCIAL ITEMS
All purse payouts will be paid at the end of Night to driver.
A. At the end of the season, when all expenses have been paid, any year end trophies/awards are purchased, and a $500 balance is retained for off season expenses is deducted, all remaining monies will be divided in the following manner:
- Drivers who compete in 80% or more of scheduled races shall receive 100%
of eligible contingency payout..
- Drivers who compete in 70-80% of scheduled races shall receive 75% of
- Eligible contingency payout when all races, given the heat and feature race is fully completed.
- Drivers who compete in 50-70% of scheduled races shall receive 50% of eligible contingency payout.
- Drivers who compete in less than 50% of scheduled races will not be eligible for contingency payout.
- Rain outs will not be calculated as a scheduled event
B. Fees may be adjusted in subsequent seasons, as approved by BOD.
25: SPECIAL EVENTS
A. In the event that the DCRST holds a Special race event(s), and another Club(s) is invited to participate, the Membership Dues may be waived for visiting cars, at the discretion of the Management of DCRST.
B. In the event that the DCRST holds a Special race event(s), points will not be awarded to invited guests.
C. In the event that the DCRST holds a Special race event(s), the Temporary DCRST Driver’s License requirement, or Membership Dues requirement, will not be enforced for those holding a valid license/membership from the visiting organization. The visiting driver will not receive any Season Championship points.
26: SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
A. Each driver will be required to pay $50 each year for a DCRST license or renewal.
B. Only drivers holding ‘Annual’ licenses are eligible to receive Season Championship points.
C. A ‘guest’ driver, approved by the TC, who is not a member of another Dwarf Car Organization, will be required to purchase a temporary DCRST license for $25/event, to sign a ‘liability waiver’, and an agreement to abide by all rules set forth in the DCRST rule book. A ‘guest’ driver will not receive any Season Championship Points. A car will be allowed to participate in one event, as a guest, without Membership Dues being paid. Annual Membership dues must be paid before participating in a second race event. Guest members in good standing from LSDCC or ACDC can pay a onetime fee of $50 and receive points and starting position as members.
D. If a car and driver that are members in good standing of another Dwarf Car Organization, are invited to race with DCRST by the BOD, a 4 race ‘grace period’ will be granted. These invited guest drivers will be required to sign a ‘Liability Waiver’, and agree to abide by all current rules of DCRST, other than those waived by the TC.
E. Points will not be counted while a driver holds a temporary license, and will not be calculated
and added to a drivers total points, even if that driver subsequently purchases an Annual License.
F. "Rookie of the Year" shall be determined by the rookie with the most total points at the end of the season. A rookie shall be any driver who has not raced in more than five (5) DCRST points’ races in any previous season. Drivers who have prior oval track racing experience are not eligible for "Rookie of the Year" consideration.
G. “Sportsman of the Year” award: Winner will be determined by attitude, dedication to the sport, and overall sportsmanship shown to DCRST and fans. Eligible drivers must have competed in at least 75% of completed race events. Any driver who has received any un-sportsmanship like conduct punitive action is not eligible. A secret ballot will be held near the end of each season. Each registered DRIVER is entitled to one voter. Non-drivers will not participate in this vote.
H. Race results and Point Standings will be posted weekly on web site.
I. You must start race to receive point in that race.
27: POINT STRUCTURE
Main Event (Cont.)
A. In the event a race night is cancelled due to weather, or other reason, it will not be re-scheduled as a ‘point race’. If a race is cancelled due to weather, after the heat races are completed, but before the feature race, heat points will be counted as finished. Feature points will be awarded as the average of all points, rounded to the nearest whole number that would have
been awarded, relative to the number of cars entered that night.
B Purse money will be distributed as part of the normal payout manner for exhibition races.
C. In the event that the DCRST schedules a total of 15 to 19 ‘point’ races in a season, Two (2) low points nights, from each driver will be dropped in calculating total points. Missed races resulting in “0” points for a participant, would be counted as dropped races. In the event that DCRST schedules 20 or more programs, the number of low point nights that can be dropped escalates to Four (4)
(Level 1). In the event a car is disqualified for rules infractions, and receives “0” points for the event, that race event will not count as a ‘dropped’ race
(Level 2 – All points earned for that event will be Mandatory drop). At that point the points will be locked. No races out of the last four of the scheduled races may be dropped. If you are DQed the points you earned will be calculated for your average. But will receive a 0 for points.
D. In the event a race is cancelled, and re-scheduled by the track, DCRST could also re-schedule the race, but it would be an ‘exhibition’ race. If other races are added to the schedule, after season schedule is finalized at the start of the season, those would also be ‘exhibition’ races.
E. All car owners and drivers are REQUIRED to fill out the necessary information forms, sign an acknowledgement of receipt of the rule book, an agreement to abide by all rules set forth in the rule book, and related waivers prior to competing in an DCRST event.
28: Transponders / Radios
One way radio/scanner is required by
DCRST drivers to assist with safety and
re-starts. Radio/scanner must monitor designated frequency for the host track/official DCRST spotter, whichever may apply. NO RADIO communications allowed from anyone except official track management or official DCRST spotter. ABSOLUTELY NO electronic communications allowed by any driver. If a driver's radio/scanner is not functioning properly, he/she must start the race/races that evening at the rear of the field. If a driver does not have a radio/scanner in his/her possession he/she will not be allowed to participate in that evening's event.
A. Asphalt Tracks
DCRST will require AMB (or 100% compatible) transponders to be used for race scoring at Texas Houston Motorsports Park, Any car without a working and properly registered transponder will not be scored, will not have finishing position recognized, and will not receive any 'purse money' payout for that race event. A car that has an operating transponder at the start of a race, but malfunctions during the race, will be allowed finishing position based on video tape, or other information provided by eyewitness. In the event we would schedule races at tracks that do not have the AMB Transponder system, this rule would not apply, and races would be scored manually. Mounting behind Drivers Fire Wall
B. Dirt Tracks
DCRST will require WESTHOLD (or 100% compatible) transponders to be used for race scoring. Any car without a working and properly registered transponder will not be scored, will not have finishing position recognized, and will not receive any 'purse money' payout for that race event. A car that has an operating transponder at the start of a race, but malfunctions during the race, will be allowed finishing position based on video tape, or other information provided by eyewitness. In the event we would schedule races at tracks that do not have the WESTHOLD Transponder system, this rule would not apply, and races would be scored manually. Mounting behind Drivers Fire Wall
29. RIGHT TO INSPECT
A. DCRST officials or the host track may inspect any car and/or driver equipment for compliance of any rule at any time before, during or after the race event.
B. Cars deemed to be illegal or unsafe shall not be allowed to compete in the event and the driver may be subject to discipline for non-compliance.
Money for fines will be taken from year end purse.
1. Safety violations
A. No car will be allowed to race if it is found to be unsafe for the driver or other drivers.
*Any violations must be signed off by pit steward or acting tech official before it is allowed to race. This violation can not be protested.
· Aggressive Driving: 2-2-2
It is the policy of DCRST to provide good, clean, competitive racing. Any driver, in the opinion of the DCRST directors & club, charged with rough driving (overly aggressive driving) will be subject to discipline, which shall include a fine, forfeiture of points, and suspension. Repeat offenders shall be subject to progressive discipline (which may include a lifetime ban). This rule against rough driving applies to both on track incidents and those which occur in the pits. DCRST strongly disapproves of rough driving because it presents hazard for drivers, spectators, and others; because it is detrimental to the sport; and because it interferes with the presentation of a professionally staged entertainment program suitable for the entire family.
2 Race Suspension 2 Month Probation $200.00 Fine
3. Non-performance enhancing
A. In the DCRST rule book, Section 1, 2, 9, 10, 15, 17
&20, these are all nonperformance enhancing issues.
* 1st offense: a warning and must be corrected by next racing event.
Any offense not corrected, driver may be fined, not allowed to race. This violation cannot be protested.
4. Performance enhancing
A. In the DCRST rule book, Section 3(A,B,C,) Section 4,5,6,8,9,11,13,14(a), * Driver may be disqualified and or lose points and money for that night, depending on the gravity of the violation and the intent to violate the rules.