Race Procedures / General Rules

RACE PROCEDURES

  • Qualifying / Tech / Heat Races / Starting Lineup– Late models and Super Trucks main event lineups will be determined by Euro-qualifying. The order in which you qualify will be set by a pill draw. Euro Qualifying will be groups of 4 cars/trucks, 4 laps each. For tech, there will be certain times each week when you must be in tech line. Group 1 for qualifying will have a certain time followed by later times for groups 2, 3, etc. If you are not in tech line by the mandated time, you are subject to have your fastest time forfeited in the Euro Qualifying session. Your second fastest lap will stand as your fastest. If qualifying is cancelled, the lineup will be determined by transponder times of the final practice session.

Chargers, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks main event lineups will be determined by heat races. If 8 or fewer cars then there will be one heat race with the finishing order being the starting order for main. If 9 or more cars, there will be two heat races and the finishing order of race one will be the inside line of the main and the finishing order of race two will be the outside line of the main. Heat race starting positions will be determined by drawing. For chargers if you are not in tech line by the mandated time, you are subject to start at the back of the pack for your heat race forfeiting your pill draw position.

 

  • Start of race – The flagman starts the races. He will start the race when he desires.

When the pace car enters pit road as the field comes to the restart, the front row must maintain caution speed and stay abreast with the pace car.

No passing to the left before the flag stand. Only passing will be permitted to the outside. If someone falters and one is forced to go low, the race director will survey the instance and deem if it’s fair or not.

 

  • Restarts – All restarts will be double file and the leader will have the choice of which line he/she wants to start.

When the pace car enters pit road as the field comes to the restart, the front row must maintain caution speed and stay abreast with the pace car. No break checking. Once the front row reaches the start box, it is the leader’s decision when he/she wants to restart in the start box. If the leader hasn’t started by the end of the start box, the flag man will wave the green flag to restart the race.

No passing to the left before the flag stand. Only passing will be permitted to the outside. If someone falters and one is forced to go low, the race director will survey the instance and deem if it’s fair or not.

 

  • Cautions– If a caution comes out before the first lap is complete, there will be a complete restart. The only cars who will not return to their original starting position will be the cars involved in the wreck.

Once a caution flag comes out, there will be no racing back to the line. The field will be frozen and the lineup will go back to the last completed lap.

Caution laps will not be counted.

If you come to a complete stop during an accident, you are deemed part of the caution. Race director will monitor all situations and deem the legalities and who is involved.

Each competitor involved in a caution that cannot drive their car back to the pits, they will be required to speak with the speedway EMTs before returning to the pits.

If a competitor stops on the track to deliberately bring out a caution, then he / she will be subject to a 1 lap penalty.

 

  • Red flag– We will allow work to be performed under red flag conditions. With the short distance of weekly races, we want to allow all teams their best chance to finish the race and stay on the lead lap.

 

  • Black flag - If you receive a black flag, you must pull into the pits to serve your penalty. The driver will have three laps to serve the penalty. After the three, scoring will stop for that driver.

If you do not honor the black flag, your scoring card will be pulled.

If the race has concluded and the driver has not responded to the black flag, the Race Director has the ability to remove completed laps from the driver.

 

  • End of Race– There will be three attempts at a green, white, checkered finish.

If the leader takes the white flag and a caution comes out, the field is frozen and the race is over. Results will come from the last completed lap.

 

  • Inspection– Late Models, Super Trucks, and Chargers will report to tech before qualifying / heats at each event for pre race tech. You must be in tech by mandated times. Late Models and Super Trucks will have separate times for the different groups for Euro Qualifying. If not in tech line by the time, you are subject to having your fastest lap in qualifying thrown out. Your second fastest lap will then stand as your fastest time. Chargers will have one mandated time they must be in tech. Chargers who are not in tech line by deadline time will be subject to start in the back of the pack for their heat race. Mini Stocks and Street Stocks will report to tech after their heat race at each event for pre race tech.

After the completion of every race, the top three finishers are required to come to the tech / scale area for post race inspection.

If you finished in the top three and do not report to the post race inspection, you will be disqualified and receive no points or pay out for the evening.

MBS officials have the right to inspect any car, even if not in top 3 results, after a race.

After a race, competitors will be allowed to top off fuel, add a maximum 1 quart of engine oil and 1 quart of water.

The track has the liberty to protest and inspect any item on a race car on or before a race event.

If a competitor protests another, he/she must finish within 3 positions of the car they want to protest. The protest must be reported in writing to the head tech inspector with assigned fee and signed by the driver; all within 15 minutes after the checkered flag of the race.

Myrtle Beach Speedway has the ability to confiscate any part that fails to be in compliance with the track rules. If a competitor refuses to have their race part confiscated, he/she is subject to disqualification.

(FROM NASCAR RULE BOOK) All matters pertaining to protests shall be handled by Track Officials. If a NASCAR Member who is a Competitor believes that another Competitor has or will obtain a significant unfair competitive advantage by some action that the Member believes is in violation of the Local Track Rules, the Member may protest such action to a Track Official. The protest must be made in writing by the Competitor (or his/her crew chief if the Competitor is a driver and is on the race track) within 15 minutes after the checkered flag is displayed signifying the completion of the Race.  Any VISUAL protest must be in writing and given to the Head MBS Tech Official along with $200.00. If car
in question is found legal series will keep protest money. If car is found ILLEGAL, $150.00 will be
returned to protestor.

Protest to Motor-Must be in writing and presented to MBS Head Tech Official within 15 min of completion
of race.

Intake–$200.00

Heads–$375.00

Bore and Stroke–$650.00

Crank Shaft Rods and Pistons–$900.00

Transmission–$300.00

Rear end–$300.00

Chassis—Each item other than the above $100.00

(FROM NASCAR RULE BOOK) The Track Officials shall decide whether the matter is subject to protest, and if so shall decide the protest as promptly as possible, and shall inform the parties to the protest of the decision. The Track Official may decline to accept a protest, even if the matter were otherwise subject to protest, if he/she determines that the alleged rule violation is so insubstantial as to not provide the Competitor with a significant competitive advantage over other Competitors. A decision that the matter is not subject to protest is final and non-appealable. In deciding the protest, the Track Official may take whatever action he/she deems appropriate to further the interests of fairness and finality in competition results. Such action includes, but is not limited to, revising the official Race results, imposing penalties (disqualifications, suspension or fines, and/or loss of finishing position(s) in the Event), awarding or subtracting points, or taking no action. The protesting NASCAR licensed member, or his/her appointed NASCAR licensed representative will be permitted to be present during the inspection process of the protest. Any additional rules violations, not related to the protest, found during the protest inspection process are subject to disqualification or penalties.

(FROM NASCAR RULE BOOK) Protests will not be accepted that are directed to a decision of a Track Official or Supervisory Official on any subject not specifically provided for in these rules or the Local Track Rules. Such subjects include, but are not limited to, timing and scoring decisions, inspection decisions and Race procedure decisions.

(FROM NASCAR RULE BOOK; for Sections, refer to NASCAR RULE BOOK) The decision by the Track Official with respect to a protest is final and nonappealable, unless the decision of the Track Official results in the issuance of a penalty by NASCAR pursuant to Section 12. In that event, only the imposition of the penalty shall be subject to further review in accordance with Section 14.

 

  • Tires – All tires will be picked out by a Myrtle Beach Speedway Track Official.

If a tire is deemed not to be safe for race conditions then another tire will be issued in place of the unsafe one.

Late Models will be required to purchase 4 new F-45 scuffs for all races. Once it’s your turn to get tires, you tell the tire official what size you want to run and he will grab that size randomly for you to speed up the picking out process. This will give everyone equilibrium on tires.

Everyone will qualify on the 4 sticker tires.

On 75 lap races, everyone will start the race on the same four tires you qualified on. No tire change will be permitted during the race unless the approval of a NASCAR official is given. The only spares allowed will be the speedway tires which will be at the S/F line break in pit wall or pit road. These tires will be “B” scuffs and set at 15 lbs for lefts and 25 lbs for rights.

For twin 40’s, you must start race one of the twins on the 4 new tires you qualified on. If you run 20 or fewer laps in race one, then you must start race two on the same four tires, one lap down at the back of pack. Tire rotating will be allowed. This is the fairest method and it will also resolve the issue of teams having an advantage on tires for race two. In race two, those who started one lap down will be eligible for the free pass rule but only after halfway will you be eligible, after lap 20. If you run 21 or more laps in race one but do not finish, you will be able to start race two on the lead lap.No tire change will be permitted during the race unless the approval of a NASCAR official is given. The only spares allowed will be the speedway tires which will be at the S/F line break in pit wall or pit road. These tires will be “B” scuffs and set at 15 lbs for lefts and 25 lbs for rights.

On the twin races, Late Models will be staged against the outside pit wall after twin race one. Teams will be allowed a 5 min work session right after the race to get recordings and check the car over. A support class race will take place and after that race there will be a 10-15 minute work session for teams to work on their car. This has to be done to keep pit road traffic clear during support class races. 5-10 minutes prior to twin race two, the driver and one crew member will be allowed to the car to get ready for their second race.

Super Trucks will be required to purchase 4 “A” scuffs for their races. The tires will be selected randomly and already stacked in numbered sets. You will draw for which set you get.

Chargers will be required to purchase 2 “B” scuffs and 2 “C” scuffs for their races. The tires will be selected randomly and already stacked in numbered sets. You will draw for which set you get. The number you draw will also be used for heat race starting positions.

Street Stocks will be required to purchase 4 “C” scuffs for their races. The tires will be selected randomly and already stacked in numbered sets. You will draw for which set you get. The number you draw will also be used for heat race starting positions.

Mini Stocks will be given the OPTION to purchase up to 2 new Hoosier 790 tires each week and check in the other 2 tires for a small inspection fee of $10 each tire.

Once your tire is in the scanner for 2015, you will not have to check it in any more prior to races. These tires are however subject to inspection anytime by MBS officials.

All new tires purchased MUST be run the night of purchase. This will solve the issue of people banking new tires to run with 4 new at a later date.

 

  • Fuel– All competitors must purchase a minimum of 5 gallons of race fuel at each event with the exception of the Mini Stocks. They will only be required to purchase 2 gallons of race fuel.

 

  • General Rules– No weapons or drugs allowed on track property. If found with either, you will be fined $500 and local police department will be called. When the local authorities are called, you are subject to possible suspension.

No glass bottles allowed on track property. All will be confiscated and subject to a $100 fine.

No antifreeze allowed. If antifreeze is found in a race car, competitors are subject to a $100 fine.

No tire soaking or switching tire barcodes. If caught doing so, competitors will be fined $1000 and subject to possible suspension.

No fighting or verbal abuse will be permitted to race officials and speedway staff. Local police will be brought in and you will be subject to a $500 fine by the speedway and possible suspension.

Race members fighting with other members will be subject to a fine, suspension, disqualification, and loss of championship points.

The driver for a team is solely responsible for all actions by himself/herself and team members.

No tungsten weight allowed. You will be disqualified from the race event.

All kids 10 and under in the pit area are not allowed on pit wall during all practices and races.

Use the blend line when coming on the race track in practice and races. Competitors shouldn’t be on the race track until turn two.

All transponders MUST be on the car / truck before going out on the race track for practice.

Pit road speed limit is same as pace car speed (35 mph).

Payouts must be picked up within 30 days of the race date.

All drivers MUST have a valid 2015 NASCAR Driver’s License to be able to compete.