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XR General Rules

Updated:  April 4, 2024

2024 XR GENERAL RULES AND RACE PROCEDURES

  • 1.0 GENERAL RULES:
    • 1.1: All competitors must be at least sixteen (16) years of age or older.
      • 1.1.1: Competitors fourteen (14) and fifteen (15) years of age must be pre-approved by the XR Super Series Series Director and/or XR Race Director before being allowed on the track to compete during an XR Event. Contact XR Events CEO Barry Braun (barry@xrevents.com) to request pre-approval.
    • 1.2: It is the responsibility of each competitor to read and understand the contents of these rules.
      • 1.2.1: If there is a disagreement or dispute regarding the meaning or application of these rules, the decision of XR Race Control shall prevail. 
      • 1.2.2: No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from publications of or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of XR Events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. 
      • 1.2.3: 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. 
      • 1.2.4: No pretense is made for having designed a foolproof set of rules and regulations. The spirit and intent of the rules is the standard by which XR Events will be governed.
    • 1.3: All participants, guests and crew members fully understand that racing is inherently dangerous and that they are exposed to risks of death or serious bodily injury. The participants, guests and crew members voluntarily assume these risks.
    • 1.4: No driver or crew member may be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other controlled substances while competing. XR reserves the right to require drug testing in order to assist its enforcement of the no alcohol and no drug policy. 
      • 1.4.1: Decisions on drug testing and disciplinary action which may include (but is not limited to) immediate ejection from the track, a fine of five hundred (500) dollars, a ninety (90) day suspension, and/or a denial of further entry to XR Events. This is at the sole discretion of XR officials.
    • 1.5: Any and all points are awarded to a driver, not the car and/or car owner.
    • 1.6: Only one car per driver per division for an on-track event.
      • 1.6.1: No car may be driven in more than one (1) heat race or qualifying session. 
      • 1.6.2: No driver may attempt to qualify more than one (1) car during the heat races or qualifying session.
      • 1.6.3: No substitute drivers will be allowed.
      • 1.6.4: If a driver changes a car or engine option(s) for their next on-track event, that driver must start in the last position of their next scheduled event.
      • 1.6.5: Once a driver has changed racecars or engine option(s), that driver must finish that day’s entire race program with that racecar or engine.
      • 1.6.6: Once a race is staged drivers cannot change cars for that race.
      • 1.6.7: If a car rolls over during an on-track incident, that car is done competing during that day’s scheduled events. This is for safety reasons.
      • 1.6.8: All cars are to be numbered on each door and top in contrasting color of car. A maximum of 3 numbers and letters are allowed. Numbers must be legible to the score tower. Any combination of numbers and letters that are deemed offensive by the management will not be allowed.
    • 1.7: If a driver is competing in multiple divisions during an XR Event, a different car must be used for each division. All fees associated with running multiple divisions must be paid in full.
  • 2.0 DRIVER REGISTRATION:
    • 2.1: All cars must be registered in the class in which they are participating each day of competition. If the event runs over multiple days, that car must be drawn in via pill draw each day, when applicable. 
    • 2.2: Once heat races for a specific division have started, no driver will be allowed to enter that day’s event for that division.
    • 2.3: It is the responsibility of the driver and/or owner to keep all information current.
    • 2.4.: No driver or crew member will be allowed to enter the pit area until they have signed all releases at the pit office.
    • 2.5: No one will be allowed to sign any release for another adult for any reason.
    • 2.6: All car registration fees must be paid before a driver can compete. If XR Events does not have a car registration fee and a driver will be competing in more than one division during that day’s event, the driver will be required to purchase one (1) Driver Pit Pass per car.
  • 3.0: TECHNICAL INSPECTION
    • 3.1: DRIVERS MUST DECLARE AND RUN THEIR SANCTION RULES FROM THE LIST OF ALLOWED RULES SETS PER CLASS WHEN IT APPLIES TO AN XR EVENT.
    • 3.2: All racecars are subject to inspection.
      • 3.2.1: XR reserves the right to inspect any racecar at any time. XR also reserves the right to disqualify any driver and/or racecar from competition and confiscate any and all illegal parts. 
      • 3.2.2: It is the responsibility of the driver and crew to disassemble a racecar for inspection when requested to do so. Refusal to comply will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize money and points for that day’s events. Unless otherwise noted, technical inspections are to be done in the designated technical inspection area at the track. No exceptions for any reason. (This includes tear downs).
      • 3.2.3: Approval of a racecar by XR Inspectors shall mean only that it is approved to compete for an XR Event. It shall not be construed to mean that it is guaranteed mechanically sound, safe, or completely legal.
    • 3.3: AUTOMATIC DQ FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
      • 3.3.1: Not having all required and approved safety equipment.
      • 3.3.2: Weight not painted white or properly secured.
      • 3.3.3: Not having a driveshaft safety loop.
      • 3.3.4: Driveshaft not painted white.
      • 3.3.5: Any mud cover/plug that is not properly secured and/or mud cover/plug ring not welded to the wheel.
      • 3.3.6: RACEceiver devices are MANDATORY whenever on-track. 
      • 3.3.7: Transponders are required on each car at an XR Event. They are available for rent at the car registration area.
      • 3.3.8: If any of the above is noticed prior to a race, that driver will not be allowed to race.
  • 4.0 ON-TRACK PROCEDURES:
    • 4.1: It shall be the responsibility of all drivers to attend the drivers meeting. Any rule, format, or schedule change will be discussed at the drivers meeting. All drivers will be responsible for information discussed at the drivers meeting.
    • 4.2: All racecars must leave the staging area under their own power. If assistance is needed, that racecar must start at the rear of that event.
    • 4.3: INITIAL START: the front row needs to remain side-by-side until the green flag is displayed in the start zone. All rows must remain inline, bumper-to-bumper, until the green flag is displayed in the start zone. Once the green is displayed, passing may begin.
    • 4.4: RESTARTS:
      • 4.4.1: After the first lap is completed all restarts will use a double file restart format.
      • 4.4.2: All restarts will be double file. Leader has the choice of inside or outside lane. Everyone will then line up opposite the car in front of them.
      • 4.4.3: The second row must stay behind the rear bumper of the leader. No creeping forward into the first row. All rows must remain inline, bumper-to-bumper, until the green is displayed. Side by side in line with one another.  No creeping forward and no swinging out until the green flag is thrown.
      • 4.4.4: XR officials reserve the right to institute single file format at any point of any race at their own discretion. When this occurs, all cars will remain in a single file line, bumper-to-bumper, until the green is displayed. Once the leader accelerates in turn three or four, the green will be displayed.
    • 4.5 CAUTION FLAG:
      • 4.5.1: A lap will count as long as the leader has crossed the Start/Finish Line before the caution is displayed.
      • 4.5.2: All cars that cross the Start/Finish Line before the caution is displayed will be considered scored.
      • 4.5.3: All other cars will be scored based on the previous lap.
      • 4.5.4: ONE AND DONE RULE: A one (1) caution rule will be enforced in the heats only. This does not apply to the XR Super Series Heats. XRSS  and XRWMN late models will utilize the Two Caution Rule for Heats.
      • 4.5.5: Unless otherwise noted, all “B” Features and Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) will utilize the “One and Done Rule”. This does not apply to the XR Super Series Late Model Heats. XRSS will utilize the Two Caution Rule for “B” Feature and LCQ events.
      • 4.5.6: TWO CAUTION RULE: A two caution rule will be used for all “A” Feature events.
      • 4.5.7: Caution laps will not count towards the posted race length.
      • 4.5.8: The posted race length may be shortened due to several cautions before the full feature is complete at XR Race Control’s discretion. 
    • 4.6 WORK AREA DURING “A” FEATURE EVENTS:
      • 4.6.1: During an “A” feature, a car will be allowed to only enter the Hot Pits and return to the track at a time to be determined by the track officials. 
      • 4.6.2: You will be allowed to return to the racing surface at the discretion of XR officials.
      • 4.6.2: Any car that goes to their pit area during a feature will not be allowed to re-enter the track.
      • 4.6.3: Any driver exiting his car on the race track during a race for any reason is automatically disqualified from the race and all winnings and points will be lost. EXCEPTION: if a track official directs you to exit or you are in immediate danger for your life or serious injury.
    • 4.7 CHECKERED FLAG:
      • 4.7.1: All races will be finished under green conditions. If a race is stopped after the white flag is displayed, there will be a restart with a green, white, & checkered flag to follow. 
      • 4.7.2: If the first-place car has taken the checkered flag, the race will be considered complete. All cars that crossed the finish line prior to the caution flag being displayed will be scored where they finished. All other cars will be scored based on the previous lap. See 4.5 CAUTION FLAG for scoring.
  • 5.0 CODE OF CONDUCT:
    • 5.1: The Driver is sole spokesman.
      • 5.1.1: All matters/arbitration pertaining to the race, the racecar, or event shall take part between the driver and XR officials.
      • 5.1.2: If the driver is a minor under the age of eighteen (18), an adult may join the driver during any arbitration.
      • 5.1.3: The driver is responsible for the conduct/actions of their crew members at all times. Unsportsmanlike conduct by drivers, owners and/or pit crew members shall be grounds for disqualification and/or punitive action by XR. 
    • 5.2: Confrontations, whether physical violence or verbal assault by a driver, team, owner, crew and/or family member towards XR as a company, XR Staff, track employees, the track hosting the event, other competitors and their respective pit crew members, fans, and media may result in disqualification from that event and possibly future XR events. This includes arguing, yelling, cursing or raising their voice when talking to an official, touching someone in any physical way, and any social media posts, public or private statements that are offensive or detrimental to XR officials and/or track officials. 
    • 5.3: A driver, team owner, and/or pit crew member shall not make or cause to be made a public statement and/or communication that criticizes, ridicules, or otherwise disparages another person based upon that person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, or handicapping condition.
    • 5.4: Intentionally damaging another vehicle, whether on track, in staging, or in the pit area will result in that team being disqualified from that event and possibly future XR events.
    • 5.5: Additional Penalties and/or fines may be levied for violations of the Code of Conduct listed above, to be decided by XR Officials. This may include loss of points and purse money for a given race event or season, fines, and/or suspension, both temporary or permanent, from future XR Events.
  • 6. PIT AREA:
    • 6.1: No personal vehicles allowed in the pit area.
    • 6.2: ATV/GOLF CART/PIT BIKE RULES: 
      • 6.2.1: The Pit Area speed limit is maximum 7 mph (Moderate to fast walk). No exceptions. Speeding in the pit area can be cause for disqualification and loss of points and money for that day’s  event.
      • 6.2.2: A Pit Vehicle Pass is required for each and can only be driven by a licensed driver, 16 years or older. Must have and show proof of insurance. 
      • 6.2.3: Drivers will be allowed one (1) one cart/atv permit with their class registration fee. Must obey all the XR Golf Cart/ATV rules and regulations. 
      • 6.2.4: The vehicle may only carry as many passengers as there are seats. NO passengers on racks, handlebars, etc. NO standing on the back or side of the vehicle. 
      • 6.2.5: Failure to comply with these rules can and will result in loss of privilege to operate these vehicle(s) on the property.
    • 6.3: No pit crew members allowed on the track or staging lane to work on a car for any reason. Repairs may be made in the “Hot Pit Area” only. 
    • 6.4: No drinking of alcohol allowed in pits at any time before or during the races.
    • 6.5: No glass containers of any nature allowed. 
    • 6.6: All vehicles and trailers are subject to search by track security at any time.
  • 7. PAYOUT:
    • 7.1: All payout is mailed.
    • 7.2: Funds held for technical inspection, tire testing, or fuel testing will be determined by event. Once results are official funds will be dispersed.
    • 7.3: All “Car Count” entry payout events are determined by registered drivers who take an official green flag on that race day.

XR Officials and Race Control will resolve any disagreement over technical questions or operations. When their decisions are rendered, such decision(s) is final and binding. Race Control will act upon any situation not specifically covered by these rules and procedures set forth herein and management reserves the right to make changes, additions and/or deletion of these rules deemed necessary to allow for a more competitive program for racers and spectators.

Thank you for choosing to participate in the racing program at our speedway. The staff and management are here to assist you so please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Our goal is to present a show that is both fair to all race teams and entertaining to our fans. It is also our intention to move the racing in a timely manner so be ready when your turn comes to race, as we will not delay the race for you. Thanks again for attending and good luck to all.

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