1. Driver and crewmembers will conduct themselves in
a calm and sportsmanlike manner at all times.
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. The management reserves the right to refuse entry
to any car or person without question.
5. The driver alone will be the sole spokesman for
their car owner 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., Disorderly conduct
will not be allowed at the pay-off window Subjecting
any employee or official to improper or abusive
language or profane signs. Any person found with any
weapon on him or his vehicle is also subject to
arrest. Penalty will be at the official's
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
practice times allowed by flagman will be subject to
action at discretion of flagman.
10. Any driver, car owner or crewmember going to the
top of flag stand or tower without permission, to
argue will be fined (minimum $150) at official's
11. Three features wins in a row in any division the
driver or car must start his next race from the
rear, (SECA Crate Late Model 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
12. Car number must appear on roof and both sides to
13. Any situation not specifically covered by this
rulebook will be acted upon by flagman; pit steward
or management and decisions shall be final.
14. All cars must have 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 anytime 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 track test and
track decision will be final.
18. Drivers may compete in two divisions per night
but no more than 2, exception being Thunder Bomber
and Young Guns. Change of drivers after heats will
start in rear of main or will be disqualified. No
19. A car is only allowed to compete in one division
20. Any and all items not covered in these rules are
21. All prize money must be picked up at 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.
22. Stock means that you cannot modify this part.
(If the rules don't say you can- then you can't.)
23. 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.
24. The track reserves the right to promote any
driver up at any time without prior notice.
25. All 4 Cyl. classes may run heat shield no longer
than cylinder head and may not extend past shock
26. No electric or mechanical vacuum pumps allowed
in any class
27. All bore & stroke measurements will have plus or
minus .010Ē tolerance. CCís and CIís will be figured
from actual measurements.
28. Exhaust EVAC system OK in all classes.
29. Bead locks OK all divisions. Outward facing
30. Mirrors and radios OK in all classes.
31. All weights or ccís must be posted on hood. All
weight penalties & weight breaks must be claimed on
hood. If not posted and car is protested, this could
result in a DQ.
32. SFI head restraints are highly recommended and
may be required in the future. Approved head
restraints are the Simpson Hybrid Pro*, Hybrid Pro
Rage*, R3* and Hanns* Device. Any other system must
have tech approval. 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.
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
properly used. For divisions that are SECA
sanctioned per SECA rules: Cars with a 10lb
Automatic/Manual FE-36 Fire Suppression System will
receive a 25 pound weight break. No weight break for
Head & Neck Restraints or Full Containment Seat for
SECA sanctioned divisions.
1. Attendance by drivers at drivers' meetings is
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.
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. After the race starts the Race Director/Flagman
is in full control and his/her decisions will be
2. The Race Director/Flagman has final word on any
3. Any driver 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
4. Any car (s) that is 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.)
5. STARTS - All initial starts are double file,
beginning off of turn four (4). 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
6. RE-STARTS - Leader may re-start anytime after
lights go out down backstretch to Turn 4. Drivers
jumping starts will be put in the rear.
7. Any cars not on the track when "okay" sign comes
out will start at rear. .
8. MULTI-CAR WRECK ON FIRST LAP: All cars get their
spot back. Single car spin will go to rear. Any cars
going to pit will go to rear.
9. No work can be done on racecar 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!!
10. Any driver stopping on track and exiting car to
argue with officials for any reason will be
penalized at track official's discretion.
11. 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.
12. No car can receive any assistance from another
car during the last lap of the race.
13. Any car stopping on the track deliberately will
be penalized one lap for the infraction.
14. Rough driving will be dealt with through fines
15. No crewmembers on track without track officialís
16. Race back to the checkered flag only. (Green and
yellow lights on means race back.) If the track is
blocked or driverís life in danger, we will go back
for green, white, and checkered.
17. Lap traffic must stay to inside of speedway.
(Any cars trying to hold up leaders will be
18. Any car charged with three (3) unassisted
cautions will be black-flagged.
19. Bringing out the caution to stop from going a
lap down will be scored one (1) lap down.
20. Track official decisions are final.
Post Race Process
1. 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 be for crossing the scales Scale
tolerance 5 lbs. all classes.
2. Only driver or owner may protest. Protesting
driver must compete in race in question to file
protest. All protests must be received by Tech Man
and have his approval. Spite protests and protests
done in an un-sportsmanlike manner will not be
considered. If protested, driver may back pull
protesting car only. Only cars in front of drivers
finish position in order may be protested.
Officialís decision is final.
3. All other protests must be presented to Tech Man,
in writing, within five minutes of the winner of the
feature race crossing the scales. Protest must be
accompanied by protest fee. Back protests must be
made within five minutes of notification that car
4. Driver of cars found illegal will forfeit points
and money earned for entire race night.
5. The Tech Man has final word on any rule or
6. coring protests must be made after the completion
of all night's racing. Scoring protests will only be
done in an orderly manner. NO ARGUING! Any
disorderly conduct will result in disqualification
7. Scale area is off limits to pit crews during
official weighing. Please exit scale area after car
has been pushed onto scales. No car will be weighed
until area has been cleared.
1. After protest has been filed and money has been
put up, it will not be returned for any reason.
Protest cannot be taken down once it is filed; this
is to avoid swapping money, which is unfair to rest
2. For protest money to go to car that has been
protested, he must tear down and be checked and
3. Protests or questions will be made by driver
4. To protest any car in the field, you must finish
directly behind them or protest all cars between.
Must be on lead lap at checkered flag. Protested car
may back pull protesting car only on equal or less
5. All protests must be submitted to the Tech man
within five (5) minutes after the first car has
crossed the scales.
6. Driver filing protest is all that will be allowed
in protest area other than security and track
7. All visual protests must be made in the same
manner, as other protests except they have to be
made before any Main Events start. Cost is $25.
Bodies are not protest item and will be governed by
8. Cost of protest in all divisions: two (2) items
$300 top only. One protest per car per night- this
is to stop any spite protest. (But may pull fuel
also) Acceptance fee is $100 for protest. The
protested car to accept the protest will put up this
fee. If found to be legal, acceptance fee will be
returned along with protest money MINUS tech fee
($100). This money goes to the track. If illegal,
acceptance fee goes to track. Money and points will
9. Protested cars have (5) minutes to accept or
refuse protest. After acceptance, protested car has
5 mins. to back pull protesting car. If he or she
accepts the protest, parts must be ready for
inspection within one (1) hour. (Tech man
POINTS SYSTEM for all divisions will be as
1. Winner receives 100 points per race. (Points will
be awarded to driver only)
2. Each person through the field drops 2 points, for
each position (100, 98, 96, etc.)
3. Any car protested and found illegal will forfeit
all points for the night.
4. If a tie for a position were to happen, the tie
would be broken in the following way. (A) Most wins,
(B) Most top 5 finishes, (C) Most top 10 finishes
5. If a tie still exists, the money for the position
and the following position will be divided equally.
6. Points start with the first race in April and end
the first week in October.
7. Double point races will be announced in advance.
points race per driver will be dropped. (Includes a
no show or lowest race.)