2015 General Rules:
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.
The rules and/or regulations set forth
herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct
of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable
requirements for the events. The rules shall
govern the conduct of all events, and by participating
in these events, all participants are deemed to have
complied with these rules. No expressed or
implied warranty to safety shall result for
publication or compliance with these rules and/or
regulations. They are intended as a guide for
the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee
against injury to the participant, spectator, or
The race director shall be empowered to
permit deviation from any of the specifications herein
or impose any further restrictions that in his or her
opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable
requirements. No expressed or implied warranty
of safety shall result from such alteration of
specification. Any interpretation of these rules
is left to the discrepancies of the officials.
Their decisions are final.
Marion Center Speedway officials will rule
on any situation not covered below and all rulings
will be final. 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 Track Officials. The
Track Officials have the power and authority to
disqualify the car owner, driver, or any other
person(s) connected therewith, for violation of rules
and any other infractions falling under their
All rules are at the discretion of Marion
Center Speedway Officials and reserve the right to
amend, adjust, change, or delete the rules without
1. All drivers
are required to have operating “RACECeiver” in proper
working condition, channeled to track’s frequency,
with fresh batteries.
2. This is MANDATORY for
every division. You must have one. Every
car will be routinely checked for one. Make sure you
1. The car
driver assumes all responsibility for all actions of
himself/herself, owner(s), sponsors(s), pit crew
members and all family members. The driver is
the sole spokesman for this group for any matters
pertaining to the race.
2. All drivers must wear
their helmets any time they are in the car and on the
3. MCS Officials reserve
all rights to inspect all vehicles and trailers
entering the pits.
4. No intoxicating
beverages or drugs will be permitted. Drivers
are responsible for their pit crew members and their
family. Anyone (driver, crew member, family,
etc) who arrives under the influence of intoxications
and/or narcotics will not be allowed to participate
that night and may be suspended. MCS reserves
the right to check teams’ hauler, trailer, or car at
any time. Anyone suspected may be subject to
testing. Refusal may result in expulsion and
suspension. Any injured competitor found
intoxicated will result in a denial of insurance
5. No abusive language or
threaten bodily harm or equipment damage when
addressing a MCS Official, track employee, driver or
6. No smoking during any
warm up period, event, or competition while in the
7. No Firearms and any
type of weapons are absolutely prohibited at all times
on the grounds of MCS, as the facility is private
property. If there is any display of any type of
weapon or threat of bodily harm, will result in
suspension and possible arrest.
8. Any driver committing
unnecessary contact, harassment, or dangerous driving
tactics considered by the MCS Flagman or MCS Officials
will be deemed ROUGH DRIVING.
9. Threats of retaliation
on the Speedway could be considered assault with a
deadly weapon and will not be tolerated. MCS
Officials has the right to bar driver from competing
the remainder night for from future events.
10. No fighting for any
reason will be tolerated on Speedway grounds.
You will be suspended.
11. No money will be paid
and No points will be given if the rules are violated.
12. No repairs done on
the track that will delay the race program. MCS
Officials will make minor adjustments to cars such as
pull metal from tires, etc, that can be corrected
13. No more than one (1)
person in the car while it is on the track.
14. NO ONE will be
permitted on the track during a racing event.
This means under no circumstances will anyone be
allowed on the track. Once the race is done and
it is safe, you will be allowed on the track to go to
the winner’s circle only.
15. The only vehicles
that will be permitted in the infield will be the tow
trucks, push vehicles, and emergency equipment.
16. The MCS Officials
have the authority to inspect any portion of a car
subject to rule specifications for that
division. Upon inspection, a driver will have
one week to make the necessary changes to get
completely up to track specifications.
17. The MCS Officials
reserve the right to reject any car and/or driver with
recourse. All cars are subject to inspection at any
time by MCS Tech-man.
18. No car deemed unsafe
or illegal by MCS Tech-man will be allowed on the
track at any time. If the car is found illegal,
upon his next visit to the track, the car will be
19. Any and all decisions
of the MCS Tech committee as to a car being legal or
illegal are final.
20. Cars must be able to
pass safety check at all times. Cars will be
inspected. Any car refusing inspection will not
21. If you have questions
about your car qualifying for you division’s rules,
any driver or pit crew member has till 7:00 to ask
tech inspector to check their car.
22. Depending on your car
division, all cars must have a tow hook and/or cable
accessible by the track assistance staff.
Failure to have two tow hook or cable will result in a
$25.00 fine. This will be deducted off the pay
at the end of the night.
23. Drivers must be 18
years of age. Drivers 16 and 17 years of age
must have parents or guardian’s written and notarized
consent letter. They must also sign the Minors
Parental Consent and Minors Assumption of Risk form
each race night. Anyone younger must notify MCS
are required to request an exception to policy with
track management. Parents or guardians will be
responsible for that individual. ALL UNDERAGE
DRIVER’S MUST BE REGISTERED AND SPEEDWAY STICKER
24. All car and driver
must register before running any events.
25. All that enter the
pit area must sign 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).
26. All car owners must
fill out a tax form card.
27. Should a driver’s
meeting called prior to an event, all entries will
present themselves without delay to obtain any
announcements, rule changes, etc. Divers that do
not attend waive all right to protest.
28. 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 pits.
29. 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 damage
30. Any car told to leave
the track, by the MCS Officials, must do so or be
subject to suspension.
31. Heat races will have
double file line-ups. Feature races will have
32. If race is stopped
during the first (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
33. Cars will keep
running at a slow pace on restart with all drivers
holding their positions.
34. Cars may go into pits
during restart BUT will go the rear of the field on
restart. Any car failing to go to the rear will
be penalized one (1) lap.
35. Each car is allowed a
maximum of three (3) cautions per night.
36. Division causing most
cautions will run their feature event the following
37. Cars causing either
the yellow or red flag to be displayed will go to the
rear of the line-up.
38. Any car that pushes a
tire from the infield onto the track drawing a caution
will be sent to the rear of the field.
During the racing event, NO driver is permitted to
get out of his/her car on the track unless it is
under an emergency situation. This means NO
getting out of the car to argue with another car
or MCS Official. Anyone that does so will be
disqualified with a possible fine.
40. On line-ups for a
restart, a driver can be told twice (2 laps) where he
is to go, if after two attempts (2 laps) the driver
does not go into position, he will go the rear of the
41. When a 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 the infield whether in first or last
position. There will be no excuses for not doing
42. Driver MUST exercise
caution when pulling into and out of Pit Area.
43. Anyone with a car
that caused delay in running of any event by refusing
to obey Track Officials makes that car and those with
it subject to suspension.
44. When there is an
emergency, NO ONE will be permitted on the track
except officials, emergency equipment and
personnel. Anyone who enters the track without
permission may be penalized from the pit area for a
minimum of one week.
45. No one is permitted
on the track during victory lane ceremonies except the
winning driver, owner, crew members, fans, etc.
46. 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.
47. Any driver or car
suspended for any reason losses all money coming to
them for that night’s event.
48. Feature even will be
limited to 25 cars or at the discretion of the
49. Number of cars in
starting line-ups for heat races will be at the
discretion of the Pit Stewart.
50. Any driver racing in
more than one division that night, must notify the Pit
Stewart so the heat races can be adjusted.
51. Any car arriving at
the track after 7:00 must sign in at Pit Stewart booth
and will be tagged on the rear of heat race.
52. Any car arriving at
the track after line-ups are made and before that
car’s division last heat race, will be tagged on the
53. 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”.
54. Points will be kept
on the Car Number only.
55. When a car’s number
is registered in the pits, that car can run ONLY that
number that night. There will be no changing the
56. The car number must
be legible and readable, or you will not be scored.
57. The purse will be
determined by the owners. The payout will depend
on the number of cars qualifying that night.
58. Earnings may be
picked up at the payoff window after the completion of
your feature event. It is you responsibility to
pick up your earnings.
59. A W-9 tax information
card must be fill out. If no card has been
received after 3 races, your earnings may be held.
60. 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.
61. No one will be
permitted to enter the announcer’s booth during the
race event. Entry will be permitted after ALL
races are completed.
62. 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.
63. The officials who
make call on who will go to the rear, will call all
cars involved in a spin out.
64. By signing the 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.
65. All teams will be
responsible for the proper disposal of their used
motor oil, grease, or any other lubricants, coolants,
or other substances that may be harmful to the
environment. A disposal site has been set up in
the pit area. Each container will be clearly
marked. Make sure the materials you are
disposing are placed in their proper container.
Anyone found contaminating the track with these
materials will be fined $1000, and pay to have any
contamination cleaned up to DEP specifications.
Failure to do so will result in prosecution and
66. All teams are
responsible for their tires. Do not leave
unwanted tires lying around. Violations may be
grounds for sanctions.
67. No dogs will be
permitted into the pits unless they are service
rough or reckless driving on part of any competitor.
2. Driving under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
3. No unsportsmanlike
conduct will be allowed, and subject to
4. Any profanity whether
verbal or gestured will not be tolerated.
5. No roughness on or
around the track will be tolerated.
6. 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.
7. Failure of observe
flags or Flagman or any other MCS Official will result
8. 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.
9. No parking of cars on
the track or running cars in opposite direction during
10. All cars must weigh
at the end of feature. Failure to do so will be
cause for disqualification. Exception:
unable to run under your own power.
11. Any car to be found
illegal will not receive any money or points for the
12. Anyone deliberately
blocking track is automatically barred from the track
for one (1) year.
13. 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 persons associated with that
14. No participant will
subject any MCS Official to verbal or physical abuse
or improper language. The driver assumes
responsibility for anyone connected to the car.
This means Driver—you are the one any action will take
15. Any person(s) causing
disturbances 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
They will be responsible for all physical
or property damage from such disturbance to him or
others. Track Officials will govern incidents on
a case-by-case basis.
16. Person(s) fined
$300.00 will be barred from the track until the said
fine is paid. All fine payments will be added to
the point fund.
1. All seat
belts must be in good shape. They will be
2. Seat belts must be
bolted to frame (not to floor) and pass inspector's
3. Shoulder harness is
4. Only seat belt with
quick release mechanism allowed.
5. An aluminum full
containment racing seat should be secured (bolted) to
frame (not to floor) and roll cage high and low.
6. Hans Device, Hutchens
and/or similar safety restraint system is suggested.
7. A quick release
steering wheel is MANDATORY.
8. All air bags must be
removed is MANDATORY.
9. Batteries are not
allowed in the Driver’s Compartment.
10. MANDATORY: FULL
FIRESUITS: Any fire retardant coveralls or any
fire retardant fire suit of one or two piece ARE
REQUIRED. YOU MUST WEAR ONE OR YOU WILL NOT
RACE! This is for your safety
11. Racing gloves and
shoes are suggested – NO Plastic Gloves.
12. Only racing type
helmet with full-race shield should be worn.
Helmets that have fire resistant interior – Snell 2005
and up are recommended.
13. Should have fire
extinguisher within driver's reach.
14. A full metal firewall
must be installed between driver and engine, and
between fuel tank and driver. The driver’s compartment
MUST be completely enclosed.
15. Fuel tank must be
securely fastened and must be welded and sealed at
top, bottom, and sides.
16. No 5-gallon
containers or converted grease or oil containers may
be used as tanks.
17. Fuel lines run under
floor, if not, must be covered and sealed at both ends
by rubber hose only.
18. Fuel cells must be
mounted behind the rear end housing between frame
rails as is the normal position from the builder and
it MUST be Securely Strapped with a minimum of two (2)
Steel Straps that are bolted to the Chassis
(Frame). Securely locking in the fuel
cell. Straps MUST be at least two (2) inches
wide and 1/8 inch thick. Fuel Cell must be
mounted inside the Fuel Cell Steel Box. No Part
of the Fuel Cell can be below the bottom of the rear
• GREEN FLAG
SPEEDING THROUGH THE PITS IN AN UNSAFE MANNER
RED FLAG STOP
FLAG 1 LAP TO
COMPLETE RACE EVENT
FLAG RACE EVENT COMPLETED
LEADERS APPROACHING, SLOWER CAR
HOLD THEIR LINE
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 precede 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.
1. A lap will
count when the lead car plus one (1) crosses the
finish line as determined by the scorer(s).
2. 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 they crossed
the finished line on the previous lap under green.
3. 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
After the feature, all cars MUST
take one cool down lap. After completing the
cool down lap, the winner will be the first (1st) car
to cross the scales. ALL CARS MUST CROSS THE
SCALES UNLESS UNABLE TO DO SO.
• 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)
weather permitting (unless otherwise noted) with a
modified schedule. Racing will start at 6:30pm;
Pit gates will open at 4:30pm; Grandstand gates will
open at 5:00pm.
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; Grandstand
gates will open at 5:00pm.
Rain Cancellation AFTER the Completion of the Heat
Races: The show will be considered
complete and remaining features will be rescheduled
for makeup at the discretion of the management.
Rain Cancellation DURING Racing Event (Heat or
Feature): If half (½) or more of a
heat/feature race is completed before that race is
called off due to weather conditions (rain, fog, etc)
it will be considered a completed racing event.
If the race does not reach the halfway point, it will
be considered a non-race (it did not happen) and be
run with the following week racing program, unless
• If the weather is
threatening rain or storms, pictures after the 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.
• If a “Rain Out” is
declared, rain checks will be redeemable at the
event’s face value. No Refund will be
given. The possibility of a rainout or
circumstances beyond our control that causes a
cancellation to an event is the risk you assume every
time you enter the track.
1. Only the car
driver registered for that car can file a protest.
SIDE-BY-SIDES, GOLF CARTS, AND OTHER VEHICLES RULES
2. 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 the scorers are free to discuss the
3. ONLY THE DRIVER OF THE
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.
4. 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.
5. NO one will be
admitted into the judge’s booth (announcer’s booth)
until the racing program is completed.
6. No one else except the
driver may register the complaint to the
officials. If they do, they will be asked to
leave the premises.
7. The track officials
may use whatever means necessary to remove problem
people from the premises.
8. 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.
All ATVs, Side-By-Sides, golf
carts, etc. are not permitted on the Track’s grounds
unless they have permission from MCS and are
registered. Registration fee (one time only) is
$25.00 to complete on regular events. Each week,
they must be signed in for every racing event.
1. One vehicle per car.
2. The car owner and ATV
owner are equally responsible for all injuries to
person or property caused by anyone operating the ATV
and shall cover and hold MCS harmless from all claims
arising in any way from participating in the racing
activity and the use of the ATV.
3. ATV speeds must be
kept at a reasonable pace determined by MCS
4. ATV driver must be 16
years of age.
5. Only the operators
listed on the registration may operate the machine.
6. The ATV must remain in
the pit area.