2017-2018 Racing Format for VSQMA Local Club Races
Safety opens at 7:30 am
Sign in opens at 8:00am
Sign in closes at 9:00am (sign in after 9:00am tags the field)
Pit Meeting at 9:30am – Racing will start immediately following the Pit Meeting
7:30- 8:30am Novice Training (Contact a VSQMA Board member for arrangements)
Driver Must be present during safety inspection!
For those parking on the lower pit area, we ask for your cooperation in trying to be in your parking space no later than 8:00am
Safety opens at 4:00pm
Sign in opens at 4:30pm
Sign in closes at 5:30pm (sign in after 5:30pm tags the field)
Pit Meeting at 6:00pm – Racing will start immediately following the Pit Meeting
3:30- 4:30pm Novice Training (Contact a VSQMA Board member for arrangements)
Driver Must be present during safety inspection!
For those parking on the lower pit area, we ask for your cooperation in trying to be in your parking space no later than 4:30pm
TBD – 1 Heat and 1 Main or 2 Heats and 1 Main
Qualifying format: Qualifying, 1 Heat and 1 Main.
Safety and Tech
All competitors must conform to the USAC 2018 official rule book.
Track fuel for VSQMA races is 89 midgrade unleaded and must be purchased at Circle K on the corner of Dobbins and Central on race day.
All cars must have Hoosier Right side tires. See USAC rulebook for approved specs.
All Cars must pass Safety Inspection before every race.
Safety Sheets need to be completed and signed by the VSQMA Safety Director before Sign-ins
All cars are required to have anti-submarine belts installed. Everyone needs to check the dates on their seatbelts. If the date is expired, the seatbelts will need to be changed. There will be spot checks on this. This is a DQ, please make sure your car has seatbelts with current dates.
The fuel tank overflow line needs to be below the belly pan on the car or to the outside of the frame rails. Also, all cars must have approved fuel line and fire sleeve according to USAC Rules 2018.
VSQMA Race Rules
updated June 5, 2017
These rules are to clarify the local rules and practices of VSQMA. In order to encompass the local racing season and keep continuity, these rules will be in effect from June to June of the following year.
VSQMA has voted to follow the rules and regulations of our sanctioning organization. This document sets forth any exceptions to those rules. If not addressed in these rules, refer to the sanctioning organization’s rules.
Local rules cannot be changed during the season unless there is a safety issue involved. In the event of a safety issue, it will be addressed at the next board meeting. If adopted by a majority of the members present, the change will be in effect immediately and followed throughout the remainder of the race season.
Local Club Race Fees:
• Fees will be per driver, not family.
• $25 for each car Pre-registered 4 days prior to race day at www.vsqma.com Register page.
•$30 for each car that is not pre-registered.
• Three cars will constitute a full field.
• A maximum of 8 cars will be allowed on the track for Rookie classes.
• A maximum of 11 cars will be allowed on the track for Junior and Senior classes.
• The Chief Steward can, at his/her discretion, allow 10 cars for Junior classes and 12 cars for Senior classes.
Number of laps for heats:
• 10 laps for Rookie Classes
• 15 laps for Junior classes
• 20 laps for Senior classes
• Number of laps for lower mains:
• 15 laps for Rookies
• 20 laps for Junior classes
• 25 laps for Senior classes
• Number of laps for mains:
• 20 laps for Rookies
• 30 laps for Junior classes
• 40 laps for Senior classes
• A five lap work rule will be in effect at all local events. Once lineup is correct, cars in the work area will be given five courtesy laps to repair and re-enter the track. If a car gets three courtesy laps, returns to the field and has to leave the track again, they will only get their two remaining laps. A green flag must be thrown and one lap completed for the count to start over.
• Only race officials are allowed in the tower while the race is in progress.
• The driver associated with anyone entering the tower during a race to protest a call or otherwise disrupt the scoring process will lose 25 points from the event.
• The driver associated with anyone approaching the Race Director to protest a call during the race or otherwise disrupting the race will lose 25 points from the event.
Local Points Series:
• Only VSQMA members will be eligible for the local points series.
• Points will be given for official finish place starting on the day the driver becomes a VSQMA member, and not before.
• Points are awarded for actual finish position regardless of whether a non VSQMA driver was in the finishing order.
• The series championship will not include Rookie classes.
• Drivers will receive 10 show up points per class, per race.
End of Year Awards:
• All Rookies who are members of VSQMA will receive an end of year participation trophy.
• A driver must race half of the scheduled races as well as be a member in good standing of VSQMA to be eligible for end of year awards.
• If all scheduled races are raced there will be two throw out races.
• If for any reason a race is canceled and not made up, it will use one throw out race.
• If a race is a no points race due to a disqualification, that race cannot be a throw out race.
• A double points race cannot be a throw out race.
• End of year awards tie breakers are as follows:
• First tie breaker will be by most main event wins;
• Second tie breaker will be by most heat race wins;
• Third tie breaker will be by most fast times.
Hot Chute Rules:
• USAC members only, must be over 16 unless you are in a car
• Closed toe footwear required
• Handlers may only enter track under caution
General Track Rules:
• Keep gate closed during practice
• No vehicles in the hot chute at any time
• No working on cars on the track while others are waiting
You must have the proper restrictor plate installed in your motor. Red for Red Rookie or Blue for Blue Rookie. You can purchase the plates from the club secretary or novice trainer.
Rookie Safety Switch: Your Rookie car must also have a kill switch mounted on the top of the body frame.
Training is typically done in a group session on race day mornings or on a designated date determined by the VSQMA Rookie Trainer. All Rookies must complete one day of training prior to participating in their first race. It is to the discretion of the VSQMA Rookie Trainer to allow the Rookie driver to participate in their first race. One on One training with the Rookie Trainer is another alternative and must be scheduled with the VSQMA Rookie Trainer. A total of 3 Rookie training sessions must be completed, recorded and approved by the Rookie Trainer prior to moving into a competitive class.
If you have any questions, please contact a VSQMA Board Member.