1. Drivers, car owners & crewmembers will conduct
themselves in a calm and sportsmanlike manner at all
2. Interpretation of rules and decisions of speedway
officials will be final.
3. Ignorance of rules will not be accepted as an
excuse for their violation.
4. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to
any car or person without question.
5. The driver/car owner alone will be the sole
spokesman in any and all matters pertaining to the
race and must talk with the official in charge.
6. Open drinking of intoxicants in the pit area by
drivers will not be tolerated. Offenders will be
subject to immediate ejection.
7. The following activities will result in fines,
loss of winnings and points, and be subject to
suspension and arrest: Loud and abusive language
toward track officials, Starting or engaging in a
fight, Deliberate contact during caution laps or
after the race has completed, Subjecting any
employee or official to improper or abusive language
or profane signs. Penalty will be at the official's
discretion. Any person found with any weapon on him
or his vehicle is also subject to arrest. Disorderly
conduct will not be allowed at the pay-off window.
8. Any fines, suspensions, and/or protests must be
settled with speedway management before a driver,
car owner or crew member will be allowed to enter
restricted area at another event.
9. Any cars entering race track other than at
allowed times for division running will be subject
to action at discretion of race officials.
10. Any driver, car owner or crewmember going to the
top of flagstand or tower to argue, without
permission, will be fined (minimum $150) at
official's discretion. Orderly conduct & discussion
11. Three features wins in a row in any division the
driver or car must start the next race from the rear
(Crate Late Models excluded). Special events are the
exception, and the following weekly event will have
the driver/car starting from the rear. Special
events qualify as any purse paying $200 over the
weekly WIN amount. (Young Guns will start in the
rear after one win, exception being WC4CN).
12. Car number must appear on the roof and both
sides to be scored.
13. Any situation not specifically covered by this
rulebook will be acted upon by flagman, race
director, pit steward or management and decisions
shall be final.
14. All cars must have a chain in front and rear for
15. Six inch self-supporting spoiler allowed in all
16. Fire Retardant driver uniform, window net,
helmet, five-point harness and fire extinguisher
required. If caught at any time without one of these
items, you will not run that date and you will
forfeit all points and money.
17. Track fuel only! Fuel must pass the track test
and track decision will be final.
18. A car is only allowed to compete in one division
19. Any and all items not covered in these rules are
20. All prize money must be picked up at the payoff
window following day or night's racing activity.
Failure to pick up money on night of race will
result in forfeit of winnings. No exceptions.
21. Stock means that you cannot modify this part.
(If the rules don't say you can- then you can't.)
22. The rules are configured to support different
racetracks and what may be good at one track may not
be good at another. As deemed necessary, the rules
may be altered and/or changed to suit the track
and/or the officials. Rules are based off of US
production models and availability.
23. The track reserves the right to promote any
driver up at any time without prior notice.
24. All 4 Cyl. classes may run heat shield no longer
than cylinder head and may not extend past shock
25. No electric or mechanical vacuum pumps allowed
in any class
26. All bore & stroke measurements will have a plus
or minus .010” tolerance. CC’s and CI’s will be
figured from actual measurements.
27. Exhaust EVAC system OK in all classes.
28. Bead locks OK all divisions. Outward facing
29. Mirrors and radios are OK in all classes.
Series/association rules override track rules.
30. All weights or cc’s must be posted on hood. All
weight penalties & weight breaks must be claimed on
hood. If not posted and the car is protested, this
could result in a DQ.
31. SFI Head Restraints are highly recommended and
may be required in the future. A weight break of 25
lbs. will be given in all classes for each driver
wearing a head restraint for the duration of the
entire event. Approved head restraints are the
Simpson Hybrid Pro*, Hybrid Pro Rage*, R3* and Hans*
Device. Any other system must have tech approval. A
foam neck brace does not qualify as a head
restraint. It is the responsibility of the driver,
not Cherokee Speedway to ensure that his/her device
is approved, correctly installed, maintained and
Series/Association Safety Weight Breaks - Overrides
Track Rule As Advertised.
602 Thunder Series - 25 lb. weight break for on
board fire system.
CRUSA/SECA Street Stock - Cars which competed in the
2019 SECA Crate Sportsman Division and LEGAL by
those rules, will receive a weight break for 2020.
2019 LEGAL SECA Crate Sportsman cars may weigh 2,900
Thunder Bomber - Drivers will receive a 25 pound
weight break for utilizing a HANS or equivalent head
and neck restraint, and 25 pound weight break for
using an approved containment seat (50 pound
MMSA - 25 lb. weight PENALTY for not having Head
Restraint or Full Containment Seat (25lb. max)
1. Attendance by drivers, car owners & crew members
at drivers' meetings is mandatory.
2. Visual protests (requiring no measurements
whatsoever) must be presented to Pit Steward in
writing before feature line-up commences. No visual
protests taken after track announcer has made call
for cars to come to staging area. Cost is $25.
Bodies are not a protest item and will be governed
3. All drivers must be ready to compete in the event
for which they are scheduled. If you are not staged
in line up when cars are called to the speedway, you
will start tail of field.
4. All Drivers must have a working Raceceiver when
1. The Race Director/Flagman is in full control of
race procedure and on track activities. His/her
decisions will be final.
2. Drivers may not exit the car on track unless
instructed by Race Director or safety crew. Exiting
the car for any other reason will be grounds for
disqualification from the event.
3. Any cars not on the track when "okay" sign comes
out will start at rear.
4. STARTS - All initial starts are double file at
the start line. Inside driver sets the pace. It is
the outside driver's responsibility to stay beside
him. Jumping starts will put you back one row. After
2 double file attempts (jumps do not count), line up
will go single file, Crate Late Model excluded.
5. RE-STARTS - Drivers will be instructed by Race
Director to choose inside/outside for re-starts.
Leader will re-start within the start box area.
Jumping starts will put you back one row.
6. MULTI-CAR WRECK ON FIRST LAP: All cars get their
spot back. Single car spin will go to the rear. Any
cars going to the pit will go to the rear.
7. Any car deliberately stopping before the
completion of the first lap to bring out the caution
will be put to the rear or penalized a lap at the
discretion of Race Director/Flagman. Deliberately
stopping and bringing out the caution to keep from
going a lap down will be scored one lap down.
8. Any car(s) involved in any accident that brings
out red or yellow flag will be lined up in the rear
of the field. (This does not include cars that stop
to keep from hitting the other cars.)
9. Lap traffic must stay to inside of the speedway.
(Any cars trying to hold up leaders will be
10. Any car charged with three (3) unassisted
cautions will be black-flagged.
11. Race back to the checkered flag only. (Green and
yellow lights on means race back.) If the track is
blocked or a driver's life is in danger, the race
will go caution and resume with green, white, and
12. No work can be done on race car on the track. No
tools allowed on track. No crew is allowed on the
track, ever! Track officials DO NOT pull sheet metal
or perform work on cars!! ONLY exception to pulling
sheet metal is if the Race Director deems necessary
for safety reasons.
13. Any driver stopping on track and exiting car to
argue with officials for any reason will be
penalized at track official's discretion.
14. No car can receive any assistance from another
car during the last lap of the race.
15. In the event that two or more cars cross the
finish line at the same time, the car next to the
infield can be declared the winner.
18. Rough driving will be dealt with through fines
19. Track officials' decisions are final.
Post Race Process
1. Cars will exit the track and enter the pit area
at a safe speed.
2. Top three cars must cross scales in order of
finish for inspection after heats and features. All
cars must have weight and any weight penalties
posted on hood
3. Scale area is off limits to pit crews during
official weighing. Please exit scale area after car
has been pushed on scales. No car will be weighed
until the area has been cleared.