2013 General Rules:
Marion Center Speedway is on private property.
Spectators and/or participants are welcome to attend
activities at the Speedway for entertainment purposes,
but the Speedway reserves the right to remove person or
persons causing disturbances or interference with the
entertainment program on said property.
- All drivers must wear their helmets any time they are
in the car and on the track.
- No intoxicating beverages or drugs will be
permitted. Officials can check your trailer,
car, etc. at any time. Violators will be
suspended. Drivers are responsible for their pit
crew members and their family. Anyone driving
under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be
- No money will be paid and No points will be given if
rules are violated.
- No smoking during any warm up period, event, or
competition while in car.
- No repairs done on the track that will delay the race
program. SPEEDWAY STAFF will make minor
adjustments to cars such as pull metal from tires, etc.,
that can be corrected quickly.
- No more than one (1) person in the car while it is on
- NO ONE will be permitted on the track during a racing
event, ONLY on the winner's circle.
- The only cars that will be permitted in the infield
will be tow trucks, push vehicles, and emergency
- The track officials have the authority to inspect any
portion of a car subject to rule specifications for that
- Any and all decisions of the Tech committee as to a
car being legal or illegal are final.
- ALL CARS MUST HAVE TOW HOOK AND/OR CABLE accessible by
the track assistance staff. Failure to have two
hook/cable will result in a $25.00 fine off the pay at
the end of the night.
- Drivers must be 18 years of age. Drivers under
18 years of age must have parent's written and notarized
consent, (Insurance Requirement), and parent(s) will be
responsible for that individual.
- All that enter the pit area must sigh a track release.
- At every race, any driver, owner, or pit crew member
failing to register their name, and address will be
barred from the events at the speedway for the
night. (This is compulsory for insurance purposes
and your safety.)
- Should a meeting of car owners, drivers, and pit crew
be called prior to an event, all entries will present
themselves without delay.
- Cars must be able to pass safety check at all
times. Cars will be inspected. Any car
refusing inspection will not run.
- Any mechanical defect endangering other drivers such
as gas tank leaking, obstructed windshields, dragging
bumpers, open doors or hoods, bent axle or tie rods,
bent wheels, or any other defect will be sent to the
- Any car told to leave the track, by Track Officials,
must do so or be subject to suspension.
- HEAT RACES WILL HAVE DOUBLE FILE LINE-UPS.
FEATURE RACES WILL HAVE DELAWARE LINE-UPS.
- If race is stopped during 1st lap, cars will return to
their original starting positions and the cars involved
in bring out the caution or red flag will be sent to the
- Cars will keep running at a slow pace on restart with
all drivers holding positions.
- Cars may go into pits during restart BUT will go to
the rear of the field on restart. Any car failing
to go to the rear will be penalized one (1) lap.
- EACH CAR IS ALLOWED A MAXIMUM OF THREE (3) CAUTIONS
- Division causing most cautions will run their feature
event the following week last.
- Cars causing either the yellow or red flag to be
displayed will go to the rear of the line-up.
- Any car that pushes a tire from the infield onto the
race track drawing a caution will be sent to the rear of
- You MUST make three (3) "racing laps (up to speed)",
under green, to be considered that you started the race
to be eligible for points and "show money".
- On line-ups for a restart, a driver can be told twice
(2 laps) where he is to go, if after two attempts
(2laps) the driver does not go into position, he will go
to the rear of the field.
- When the flagman gives a car the black flag, that car
must pull into the pits or infield. Any car
refusing to do so will be subject to suspension.
This means go to the pits or infield whether in first or
last position. There will be no excuses for not
- Driver MUST exercise caution when pulling into and out
of PIT AREA.
- Anyone with a car that caused delay in the running of
any event by refusing to obey Track Officials makes that
car and those with subject to suspension.
- When there is an emergency, NO ONE will be permitted
on the track except officials, emergency equipment and
- When a race is just about completed and there is a
wreck or spin out, the Track Officials may keep the race
running if they decide no one is in danger.
- Any driver or car suspended for any reason loses all
money coming to them for that night's event.
- Feature event will be limited to 25 cars or at the
discretion of the promoter.
- Number of cars in starting line-ups for all heat races
will be at the discretion of the Pit Stewart.
- Any car arriving at the track after line-ups are made,
will be tagged on to the rear.
- Any car with a flat tire or lost wheel MUST pull off
track immediately or be disqualified for the rest of the
event. We will NOT ALLOW any track damages.
- Points will be kept on CAR NUMBER ONLY.
- When a car's number is registered in the pits,
That car can run ONLY that number that night.
- Anyone being injured at the track will report to First
Aid Man and Track Officials before leaving track.
ALL injuries will be made a record of to the insurance
company within 24 hours.
- NO ONE will be permitted to enter the announcer's
booth during the race event. Entry will be
permitted after ALL races are completed.
- The Pit Stewart is in complete charge of the
pits. Flagman and Safety Men are in complete
charge of the track. EXCEPTIONS: The Safety
Inspector is empowered to permit minor deviation(s) from
any of the specifications herein set forth in his
opinion the safety factor is not lowered.
- The officials who make call on who will go to the
rear, will call all cars involved in a spin out.
- By signing pit release, you grant Marion Center
Speedway permission to use your name and/or picture in
any manner for advertising, videotapes, press releases
or other public relations without further compensation.
- MARION CENTER SPEEDWAY OFFICIALS WILL RULE ON
SITUATION NOT COVERED ABOVE AND ALL RULINGS WILL BE
- Unnecessary rough or reckless driving on part of any
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- No unsportsmanlike conduct will be allowed, and
subject to disqualification.
- Any profanity, whether verbal or gestured, will be
- No roughness on or around the track will be tolerated.
- Anyone leaving their pit area and goes to another's
pit area and causes a disturbance such as fighting,
punching, shoving, etc., will be disqualified.
- Failure of observe flags or Flagman or any other Track
Official will result in disqualification.
- ANY DRIVER that pulls into the infield of the
racetrack, and the caution DOES NOT come out, and then
pulls onto the race track to draw the caution will be
disqualified from the race and sent to the pits.
- No parking of cars on track or running cars in
opposite direction during race.
- Any car to be found illegal will not receive any money
or points for race event.
- Anyone deliberately blocking track is automatically
barred from the track for one (1) year.
- Offending person(s) will be disqualified and sent off
the track and/or sent home. This applies to
drivers, pit crew members, and all other associated with
- Any person(s) causing disturbance at the track, such
as fighting, blocking the track, striking, dissension in
pits or grounds, etc., over purse or entertainment
program will be subject to one or more of the following:
(a) 1 or 2 week suspension, (b) $300.00 fine, (c) loss
of points and winnings besides the disqualification for
the night. They will be responsible for all
physical or property damage from such disturbance to
himself and other. Track Officials will govern
incidents on a case-by-case basis.
- Person(s) fined $300.00 will be barred from track
until said fine is paid. All fine payments will be
added to the point fund.
: 1 LAP TO COMPLETE RACE EVENT
RACE EVENT COMPLETED
ELIMINATE SPEEDING THROUGH THE PITS IN AN UNSAFE MANNER:
All cars must stop at a designated area determined ahead of
time by the Track Officials upon entering and exiting the
pits from the race track while a race is in progress.
When leaving the race track to the pits, all cars must
stop in an area near the back (pit side) of the water
tank. If and when the area is clear for the car to
proceed to the pit area for that car, it may proceed with
caution, at a safe speed into the pit. At the
conclusion of a race, when all cars will be leaving the
track at the same time, the cars do not need to stop - BUT
must proceed through the pits in a safe manner at a slow
speed. When a car is returning to the race track after
a pit stop, a Track Official will be at the pit gate/track
entrance, and the car must stop for the official. The
Track Official will determine when the track is safe for the
car to proceed onto the racetrack. Cars may re-enter a
feature race ONLY under caution (YELLOW) flag. NO
re-entry under GREEN! If it is determined that a car
was speeding through the pits, it may be held for a period
of time as a penalty for speeding through the pits. If
the car ignores the Track Official and does not stop upon
re-entering the racetrack or exiting the track for a pit
stop, The Flag-person will be notified and the car will be
disqualified from the racing event.
- A lap will count when the lead car plus one (1)
crosses the finish line as determined by the scorer(s).
- All cars that cross the finish line before a caution
flag is thrown will be lined up in the order they
crossed the finished line as determined by the
scorer(s), and all cars that crossed the finished line
after the caution is displayed will be lined up in the
order in which they crossed the finished line on the
previous lap under green.
- Cars involved with, or causing the caution will be
penalized by being lined up at the rear of the pack for
the restart, and any car that entered the pit and are
returning to the racetrack will go behind those involved
in the caution.
After the feature, all cars MUST take one cool down
lap. After completing the cool down lap, the winner
will be the 1st car to cross the scales. ALL CARS
MUST CROSS THE SCALES UNLESS UNABLE TO DO SO AS BEING
TOWED OFF THE TRACK.
Rain Cancellation Prior To Event:
In the event of a rain cancellation for a Saturday night
racing event, the racing program will be rescheduled
(Rain Dated) to Sunday (the next day unless otherwise
noted, weather permitting) with a modified schedule:
Racing will start at 6:30pm, pit gates will open at
4:30pm, and the grandstand will open at 5:00pm.
Rain Cancellation Before The Completion Of Heat Races:
In the event of a rain cancellation before the completion
of the heat races, the racing program will be
rescheduled (Rain Dated) for the following weekend
on Sunday, weather permitting (unless otherwise noted)
with a modified schedule: Racing will start at
6:30pm, pit gates will open at 4:30pm, and the grandstand
will open at 5:00pm.
Rain Cancellation After The Completion Of The Heat
The show will be considered complete and remaining
features will be rescheduled for makeup at the discretion
of the management.
Cancellation during feature event:
If 1/2 or more of a feature race is completed before that
race is called off due to weather conditions (rain, fog),
it will be considered a completed racing event. If
the race does not reach the 1/2 point, it will be
considered a non-race (it didn't happen) and be ran with
the following week racing program, unless otherwise noted.
If the weather is threatening rain or storms, pictures
after feature races may be moved to a safe area in the
pits, or not taken at all to help keep the program moving
as quickly as possible.
ALL RULES WILL BE IN EFFECT THE FIRST DAY OF RACING, AND
THE FIRST TIME YOU RACE AT THE TRACK. ANY GRACE
PERIOD FOR INFRACTIONS WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE
COMPLAINTS AND/OR GRIEVANCES:
THE TRACK OFFICIALS HAVE THE
POWER AND AUTHORITY TO DISQUALIFY THE CAR OWNER, DRIVER,
OR ANY PERSON(S) CONNECTED THEREWITH, FOR VIOLATION OF
RULES AND ANY OTHER INFRACTION FALLING UNDER THEIR
- The top ten positions will be posted on the blackboard
in the pits immediately following the feature. You
have 10 minutes to check your position. If no
protest is made, pay-off will be made as posted.
If you have a protest or question, tell Pit Stewart you
have questions over posted positions, and the pay-off
will be held for your division until all races are
completed and scorers are free to discuss the problem.
- Only the driver of a race car that has taken the green
in the race that there is a question and/or complaint
about may register that complaint with the Pit Stewart
in a calm and respectful manner within the 10 minutes
after the conclusion of the race.
- If the complaint needs to be brought to the scorers,
or another track official(s) that is still involved with
the execution of the racing program for the night, that
complaint will have to wait until such time the
necessary people are available without disrupting the
ongoing racing program. This may mean waiting
until all races have been finalized for the night.
- NO one will be admitted to the judge's booth or
announcer booth until the racing program is completed.
- No one else except the driver may register a complaint
to the officials. If they do, they will be asked
to leave the premises.
- The track officials may use what ever means necessary
to remove problem people from the premises.
- Any driver not showing proper respect to the Track
Officials, owners, or other support staff can be asked
to leave the premises. Further continual
disrespect may be grounds for the car with that
person(s), and/or its driver to forfeit all points and
be banned from racing at the facility until all fines
are paid and the owners are satisfied that the guilty
party will act respectfully to all officials.