Speedway (C.R.A., LLC) General Rules & Procedures
Revised July 17, 2022
– Racing is a very emotional sport. As such, good sportsmanship is the key
element of any competitors racing program. This must include respect
for all track officials and a willingness to accept their decisions and
directions, and respect for all
participants – drivers, owners, pit crews and their families. For our part we will
make very effort with our rules regardless of whom or what is involved. We will
treat all participants with respect and expect similar treatment in return. A
racer’s pit area is his/her castle – therefore please stay out of other
racer’s pit areas, especially after an incident where you have been involved
with that racer. Drivers – remember that you are responsible for the actions
of your crews. Any offending parties will be fined appropriately and
disciplinary actions will be initiated as deemed necessary.
we recognize your right to express opinions, good or bad, on social media,
however, owners, drivers and crew should, be advised that threats against
officials, other drivers, crew or family members will not be tolerated. Any
action by a driver or crew which appears to be the execution of a threat will
result in penalties via suspension and/or fines against the driver and/or car
owner. The driver and/or car owner will ALWAYS be held responsible for the
actions of members of their crew.
A. ADMITTANCE PROCEDURES
The Honor Speedway (& C.R.A.
LLC) reserves the right to refuse admission to any party.
B. GENERAL RULES
Driver/Owner/Team that intentionally creates an oil spill will be subject to a
fine (1st offense - $100) and/or suspension (2nd offense).
limit in the pit area is 10 mph for all motorized vehicles. ATV/Golf Cart – no
one under the age of 18 is allowed to operate an ATV/Golf Cart per Honor
Speedway and City of Pueblo regulations. No entrant shall allow any pit
personnel ride on, or in, their race vehicle while moving through the pit area,
or on the track surface. Penalty for any of the above - 1st
offense will be a warning, 2nd offense - $50 fine, 3rd
offense - $100 fine, 4th offense – 1 race suspension.
C. CONDUCT --
"THE DRIVER" ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PIT CREW BEFORE, DURING AND
3. No driver may get out of their
car or stop on the racing surface to argue or discuss a race situation with the
flagman or officials. 1st violation of this rule will result in $100
fine. 2nd violation will result in disqualification from that race. 3rd
violation will result in a one (1) race suspension. Any subsequent violation
will result in suspension for the remainder of the season.
D. PARTICIPANTS INSURANCE
E. LIABILITY INSURANCE
F. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
CAR NUMBERING - Class
Specific - refer to class division rules page.
CONTINGENCY AWARDS --
Each year Honor Speedway will provide a list of contingency sponsors that must
have decals placed properly and unaltered on the racecar to be eligible for
year-end awards. Owner or driver must attend a minimum of 80% of the season's
races and register for the awards banquet to be eligible for year-end awards.
Drivers must receive weekly awards in person, or risk forfeiting the award.
I. TRACK PROCEDURE
1. The pit gate opens at 2:00
p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Check-in / pill draw closes 1/2 hour before
scheduled start of races (unless otherwise stated). Any driver signed in after
that starts at the rear of their heat.
All drivers must attend the track pit meeting. Any driver failing to
attend the track pit meeting will have to start at the rear of the field in
their designated heat race. In a situation that there is no heat race, then the
driver will have to start at rear of designated feature (either the
"B" or "A" feature).
4. All cars must start hot laps
or a heat race to run a feature race. You must run in your assigned hot lap
session or forfeit your right to hot lap.
7. Depending on
manpower/staffing, Honor Speedway staff will make every effort to post
unofficial results at the pit shack approx. 30 min. following the final feature
3. From second night on, all
heats will be determined by current IMCA line-up procedures, using incoming total
points average, lined up totally inverted,
with new drivers carrying no points average lined up to the rear, excluding
"Rookies" (see # 9).
4. B-Mains (when needed) are
lined up "HEADS UP" with the highest finishing non-qualifiers to the
5. From second night on, when two
heat races are run, the top 10 qualifiers will be inverted for feature line-up
according to point average (number of total feature points scored, divided by
number of races run). When three or more heat races are run, the top 12
qualifiers will be inverted for feature line-up according to points average.
The remainder of the field will be lined up "heads up" after the front
rows are inverted, excluding new drivers and "Rookies" (see # 9).
6. Any new driver that qualifies
and does not yet have a points average shall be lined up in the 11th position on
a ten (10) car invert, and in the 13th position on a twelve (12) car invert.
7. Heat race or sign-in points DO NOT calculate in the points average.
8. Points average will also
determine the line-up for rookie contenders for their first five events, and
will apply as stated above thereafter.
9. All non-experienced or “Rookie” drivers must start at the rear of the field for the first 3 races (exception – if Honor Speedway officials (CRA) feel that the driver is exhibiting decent driving skills, 3 race minimum may be waived).
10. First time attendee driver’s start at the rear of their heat. Drivers missing 2 consecutive regular race nights, for any reason, are treated as a new driver for line-up purposes.
11. On occasion, a race fan out
of the grandstands may be asked to participate in the inversion pill draw, with
the addition of the pill ALL, meaning the whole field (with the “Rookie”
exception) will be inverted.
13. Any car unable to start
its heat race may be added to the rear of the lowest consolation feature.
Depending on car counts the officials may run 2 (or more) "B" features
and cars will be lined heads-up by heat race finishes.
a. The “original” start is located at the orange cone, inside turn
four, when the flagman displays the green flag.
If the front row does not stay aligned at turn four, the flagman, in
their discretion, may “wave off” this start, and the yellow light will come
back on. The flagman will give the
pole sitter and/or the front row 2 opportunities to start the race, and may then
elect to move the front row to the tail of the field.
Once the green flag is displayed, the race is on, and passing is allowed.
Any driver caught “jumping”
the start will be penalized two (2) positions, either at the next yellow flag,
or at the completion of the race.
2. Black Flag or Meatball flag (black with orange circle)
a. A rolled up black flag will be pointed as a warning device. If the
flag is waved at you, you will exit the track as quickly & safely as
possible. You will no longer be scored once the black flag has been displayed.
If you spin out twice on your own in any race, you will be black-flagged, and
scored in the last place position of cars remaining when you exited the track.
If you drive in a reckless manner, or if you hot-lap during warm-up laps
preceding a race, you will be black-flagged, and will receive NO points.
Once driver is in the pit area, they will not be allowed to re-enter the
racing surface. Interpretation of the black flag rule is left to the discretion
of the flagman and officials. Their decision is final. Any car emitting
excessive oil, water, fuel, smoke, mechanical parts or if it is determined by
staff that your vehicle is not complying with the muffler/exhaust rule, you will
receive the “Meatball” flag and must exit the track.
That driver will be scored in the last place position of cars remaining
when they exited the track.
Once the green flag is displayed, racecars causing a yellow flag by spinning
out, stopping, or being "involved in" the mishap, will go to the rear
of the field. The restart is a two-abreast line-up in case of a first lap
incident or single file if one or more laps are completed. Cars
"involved in” the yellow will line up at the tail of the field in the
order of their last completed lap.
in" is defined as: disabled and/or momentarily or temporarily detained at
the scene of an accident and unable to move forward.
k. During the initial start, in the event of two red flag starts or three
yellow flag starts, lineups will be single file based on your original lineup
position. Cars involved in the mishap will be placed at the rear of the field.
l. If after a yellow or red, and a two-abreast start is needed, and
starting positions are vacated, the immediate cars behind the vacant spot(s)
will move to the next row forward.
4. Checkered Flag -- The checkered flag indicates the
conclusion/finish of the race, when the lead car crosses that imaginary line,
regardless of how many laps the rest of the cars have completed. If
a yellow or red flag occurs after the leader has taken the checkered flag, the
race is considered over, those succeeding cars will be placed in the position
they were scored in the previous lap, and the “involved in” cars will be
placed accordingly, at the tail of those cars scored on that lap.
5. Blue with diagonal orange stripe
– typically called the “Move Over Flag”, this flag indicates to a driver(s)
that the leaders are approaching, and slower drivers are asked to “Hold &
Maintain Your Racing Line”.
a. Restarts are lined up single file.
The leader will restart the race somewhere approximate to the orange cone
in turn four, and then the flagman will display the green flag.
Racers must stay in single file formation until the green is displayed,
and at that display, may attempt to pass. Any
driver caught “jumping” the restart will be penalized two (2) positions,
either at the next yellow flag, or at the completion of the race.
of exhaust system, or muffler fails to keep engine noise below 95dB – Driver
will receive the “meatball” flag, and must exit the track at that time, but
will receive the appropriate finishing position as they exited the track. No
modifications (exception: mounting tabs) will be allowed to the muffler.
accordance with IMCA & Honor Speedway)
Protest must be in writing and filed with promoter within a reasonable time, at
discretion of officials, after feature race is completed, and must be specific
in alleged violation to determine whether protest is allowed or rejected. No
protest of any type will be allowed after prize money has been paid. One item
per protest – per event – only. Drivers may not protest more than one car
per event, another driver finishing in a position behind them, and may not
protest same driver more than once per calendar year.
All protests will be handled at track level and must be accompanied with a $150
cash deposit. $50 of the deposit goes to the track and will not be refunded,
regardless of the outcome of the protest. If item being protested is found
legal, entire deposit will be
forfeited. If found illegal, $100 deposit will be refunded to protester.
3. Any situation not
covered by these rules shall be referred to Honor Speedway & IMCA for
decision. This protest must also be in writing and accompanied by deposit.
The party against whom a protest is made has a right to know the charge and have
a written copy thereof so that they may adequately defend themselves against any
action. No person, promoter, official, member or other person affiliated with
Honor Speedway will be placed under permanent suspension without review by Honor
Electronic traction control device: Automatic disqualification and $10,000 fine.
If found with an electronic traction control device at
any point during an
Honor Speedway & IMCA sanctioned event, driver loses all Honor Speedway
& IMCA points in all divisions and
is suspended until fine is paid. Device may be confiscated and retained by Honor
Speedway or IMCA.
Honor Speedway reserves the right to have all race cars use the same fuel or
fuel mix. Fuel sample may be taken from any car at any time. Penalty for illegal
fuel is disqualification from event and $250 fine – first offense. WARNING –
ethanol blended fuel may not pass Honor Speedway or IMCA fuel tests.
Use of non-stamped or softened tires in any division requiring IMCA stamped
tires will result in a $250 fine for first offense; $250 fine and two week
suspension for second offense; $500 fine and 30-day suspension for third. When
prohibited, use of siped or grooved tires or non-stickered wheel will result in
disqualification and loss of points and pay for first offense; $250 fine and two
week suspension, disqualification and loss of points and pay for second offense;
$500 fine and 30-day suspension, disqualification and loss of points and pay for
Fighting and/or physical assault: First violation, minimum $250 fine and/or
suspension. Second violation is a minimum $500 fine and minimum two-week
suspension. Third violation is a minimum one-year suspension.
conduct and/or verbal assault: First violation, minimum $100 fine and/or
suspension. Second violation is a minimum $250 fine and minimum two-week
suspension. Third violation is a minimum one-year suspension.
Rough driving – Penalties including fines, suspensions and points to be at
discretion of track officials, and Honor Speedway may impose penalties based on
severity of incident.
7. Any driver intentionally using his/her vehicle in a malicious manner:
minimum $250 fine and/or suspension at discretion of officials and Honor
8. Physical assault of an Honor Speedway track official, or promoter.
First violation is a fine of no less than $1,000 and/or suspension of driver of
no less than 21 days.
9. Repeated violations of Honor Speedway rules may result in permanent
suspension. All incidents will be referred to IMCA by promoter, with his/her
recommended penalties. All penalties imposed by Honor Speedway are cumulative,
not on a per-year basis.
10. If driver receives a disqualification for evening and no points, it
is the same as if the driver did not compete that evening. No points are awarded
and it does not constitute a track visit as applied to eligibility to claim or
for calculating weekly point average. If a penalty calls for disqualification
and last place points*, the driver receives points for the last position in the
race he/she is competing in.
driver or owner refuses a protest, driver & owner will receive a 5-race
suspension, and race car will not be allowed to compete until suspension is
complete. If you protest another car, your car will be inspected for the same
is protest-able – Only vehicle specifications, ie. fuel, engine, chassis and
final results are considered protest-able situations.
Once results are declared final, a protest will not be considered.
N. POINTS SYSTEM
Feature (non “A” qualifiers) – 16 points.
Feature: 1st - 40, 2nd
- 39, 3rd - 38, 4th
- 37, 5th - 36, 6th
- 35, 7th - 34, 8th
- 33, 9th - 32, 10th
- 31, 11th - 30,
12th - 29, 13th
- 28, 14th - 27,
15th - 26,16th
- 25, 17th - 24,
18th - 23, 19th
- 22, 20th - 21,
21st - 20, 22nd
- 19, 23rd - 18,
24th – 17.
competitors not qualifying for A or B feature – 0 points.
3. In order to qualify for a
feature event, a driver must be running on the track or take the green flag in
their heat. If you do not run in a heat, you may run the lowest consolation
7. It is the driver/owner's
responsibility to notify an official of any point discrepancies prior to close
O. Rain Outs
there is a rain out called prior to the events of the evening getting underway
or up to 55% completion (this includes all class heats and all class
features), you will need to hold on to your pit pass from the event for
entrance to the next event. Pit passes are only valid at the very next event
held at the speedway. If there is a rain out called after running 55 % of
the events, then the evening is considered complete and no rain out tickets will
be issued or pit passes honored.
One lap over half-way through an
"A" Feature event shall constitute a complete race in the event a race
is stopped due to bad weather. If a race is stopped by use of the red flag and
is ruled completed, the finishing positions will be paid according to the last
officially scored lap by the leader previous to the red flag. Any car or cars
red flagged will be put to the rear of the line-up of official finish
P. Rules Submissi
Rules submissions for subsequent
racing seasons must be submitted to Alan Davis 18245 State Hwy. 94 Colo. Spgs.,
CO 80930 or firstname.lastname@example.org , by
Oct. 31st of each year to be considered for admission into the following years
rules/guidelines. Submissions will be reviewed by an appointed "Rules
Committee" after all have been received..