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Latrobe Speedway,   5114 Pleasant Unity,  Latrobe Pa. 15650

Track Phone: 724-757-6079

For scheduling, tickets and race related questions: Email: batesdennis27@gmail.com

For rule clarification questions: Email: jheb26@gmail.com

Official Website: www.LatrobeMotorsports.com

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Hours of Operation:

Stock Car Races every Saturday as scheduled (see 2019 schedule of events)

PIT Area:  Gates open 3:00 pm – Pit Pass $30.00 - Kids 15 & under -  $15.00 
Annual Car Registration: $40.00 - Registration Form

General Admission: Gates open  5:00 pm -
Adults 16 and older $12.00 – Seniors 62 and older $10.00 -  Kids 5-15  $8.00 – 5 and under $0.00

Family Options:    2 Adults & 3 Kids 5-15  $35.00  includes 5 Hot Dogs and 5 Drinks (Soda or Water) $35.00

                               2 Adults & 2 Kids 5-15 - $30.00  Includes 4 Hot Dogs and 4 Drinks (Soda or Water) $30.00

Hot Laps:  6:15 pm

Racing Events:  Begin at 7:00 pm  

Pay Outs:  Available 30 min after end of feature

Season: May through October

Special Events: Gate Times and Gate Prices may vary for special race events.
Please review our schedule or contact race director. All special event information will be posted on the official website.



2019 Latrobe Speedway General Rules  

GENERAL REGULATIONS

                a) The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish the minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and, by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have accepted and complied with these rules.  NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS. They are intended solely as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of LATROBE SPEEDWAY Officials and the decision is final. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH DEVIATION OF SPECIFICATIONS.

                b) No intoxicating spirits or controlled substances are to be consumed before or during race events by anyone entering the pit area of tracks.

                c) No passengers will be allowed in or on the race cars for any reason.

                d) LATROBE SPEEDWAY reserves the right to reject or allow entry of any driver or car.

                e) Absolutely no antifreeze in race cars.

                f) Abuse or confrontation of any racetrack or LATROBE SPEEDWAY  official and/or use of abusive language is strictly prohibited. FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THIS RULE MAY RESULT IN SUSPENSION, LOSS OF POINTS, WINNINGS, RECORDS, AND/OR CASH FINE.

                g) Any disputes involving qualifying times, lap scoring, finishing position is under the jurisdiction of the track officials. LATROBE SPEEDWAY officials will address winnings, points, or rules interpretations. Any disputes or discussions of this nature are to be held with LATROBE SPEEDWAY officials

                h) Drivers, owners, and/or crew shall have no claims or actions of any kind against or cause of action for damages of any kind, expenses, or otherwise against LATROBE SPEEDWAY , any track owner, promoter, or official by reason of disqualification or damage to either car, driver, or both. This regulation shall be deemed a covenant not to sue made by each driver, owner, and/or crewmember to LATROBE SPEEDWAY  any track owner, promoter, or official with respect to any alleged act or omission or agreement by any of him or her.

                i) LATROBE SPEEDWAY or track officials may inspect any car any time for safety, mechanical, or rules compliance may inspect any car.

                j) ANY RULES OR REGULATIONS NOT COVERED IN THIS BOOKLET WILL BE DETERMINED ON A TIMELY BASIS BY LATROBE SPEEDWAY AND THE DECISION IS FINAL.

                k) MOTOR RACING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT AND MAY RESULT IN INJURY, BODILY HARM, OR DEATH.

l) The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements.  No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from such alteration of specifications.  Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the LATROBE SPEEDWAY officials and their decisions are final.  

 

 1. MISCELLANEOUS RULES

                a) Officials reserve the right to add, delete or modify any rule as needed to improve the competiveness of any or all racing if necessary

b) If you have a technical rule dispute, you must specify the rule disputed to the chief tech inspector.

                c) All decisions made on race night are final!

                 

 2. CHAIN OF COMMAND/OFFICIALS

                a) The appropriate chain of command is to be followed to resolve any disputes or issues.

                b) No actions will be taken if the chain of command is not followed.

c) Chain of Command:

1.       Promoter

2.       General Manager

3.       Race Director

4.       Pit Steward

5.       Head Flagman

6.       Scores

7.       Support Officials

 3. COMPETITORS

a) Competitors are independent contractors and not agents, servant or employees.

                b) Competitors will use their own methods in performing their duties in accordance with the Speedway rules, as they may be amended from time to time.

                c) It will be the competitor’s obligation to furnish any tools, supplies, or materials, which he/she deems necessary to perform his/her duties.

                d) Competitors will be responsible for competing, and all actions of competitor’s employees, crew and agents.

                e) Competitor assumes and takes full responsibility for reporting and paying to the appropriate authorities all charges, premiums and taxes, if any, due or payable to any funds the member may receive as a result of his duties and/or activities as a competitor including but not limited to social security taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, compensation insurance, income taxes and withholding taxes.

                f) Any returned Check for any reason will incur a $50.00 fee. You will not be permitted to race until fee is paid in addition to amount of Check. Can be paid by Cash or Money Order ONLY. Future Checks from competitor will not be honored.

                g) Drivers and owners are responsible to read the presented rule book.

 4. COMPETITORS PURSE PAYMENT

                Competitor’s purse payment will be by cash or check at the promoter’s discretion.

 5. RACE EVENT PARTICIPATION

                a) All Competitors, Car Owners, Crew Members and/or Mechanics agree the track is in safe, race- able, and usable condition if they take part in driving activities.

                b) No Car Owner, Driver, Crew Member and/or Mechanic shall have any claim for damages, expenses or otherwise against Promoter, Operating Corporation of Officers, Directors, Officials, Agents, or Employees by reason of disqualification or damage to either the Car, Driver or Car Owner

                c) All Car Owners, Drivers, Crew Members and/or Mechanics assume full responsibility for any and all injuries sustained, including death and property damage, any time they are on the racing premises, in route thereto or there from.

 6. ENTRY FEES & FORMS

                a) Any and all entry forms, license forms etc. submitted by a competitor MUST BE LEGIBLE and contain all information requested, including signature of the Car Owner/Driver. 

                b) For special events that require a separate entry fee; the fee must be paid in full before participating.



7. FALSE INFORMATION

                Anyone giving false information to any Official at any time will NOT be tolerated and may result in being fined, suspended, possible disqualification with loss of all points, money and trophies for that race date or all of the above.

 8. DRIVER QUALIFICATIONS/AGE

                All drivers must be minimum of sixteen (16) years of age or track policy. All drivers under 18 years of age MUST have a signed waiver by parent or guardian.

 9. CRASHES

                If you are involved with an on track incident and you do not leave the track via ambulance, you MUST remain with your car until it is in your pits or instructed by an official. If you do not remain with your car, you may be disqualified from the event.

 10. INJURY

                a) Anyone injured during the course of the racing program MUST notify the track EMS/EMTs and provide all required information prior to leaving the premises. To be eligible for any insurance benefits notification must be done on that date of the injury, notifications made after that date will not be accepted and the insurance eligibility will be forfeited.

                b) If you are injured and you put in a claim for insurance or you have an injury visible to officials, you will be required to provide a Doctor’s Release before you will race again.

                c) Doctor’s release must state that you are cleared to compete in stock car racing.

                d) ANYONE INJURED WHILE FIGHTING IS NOT COVERED BY TRACK INSURANCE.



 11. ORDER OF EVENTS   The order of events and lineups at each individual event will be posted at the LATROBE SPEEDWAY tech building.  It is the responsibility of each individual race team to stay abreast of changes to those lineups in the event of changing weather conditions, etc.



12. DRIVER’S MEETING

 All drivers must attend LATROBE SPEEDWAY driver’s meeting. Drivers meeting will precede hot laps and all times will be posted on the blackboard. All drivers/owners are expected to attend the meeting to obtain the evening’s announcements, rules changes, etc. Drivers that do not attend the drivers meeting waive all rights to protest. The intent of the drivers meeting is for informational purposes about the event. Questions on procedures and format are encouraged; however, personal attacks or signaling anyone out will not be tolerated in front of the group. Any person making malicious attacks may be barred from competing in the night’s event and risks a suspension. Issues concerning other drivers, track officials, or any other private/personal matters are to be dealt with at another time with the promoter and/or track official(s). Please contact the office to make a pre-arranged appointment. 

 13. LINE-UP PROCEDURES 

a) A car representative will draw a pill (bingo ball) for heat race line-ups at the tech building. 

                b) Bingo Balls are numbered 1-75; they will be for all divisions and will be entered into our Speed Net/My Pass software program. After all bingo balls are pulled heat races will be set up and the lineup will be posted.

                c) Pill cut off will be at 6:30 or 30 min. prior to first heat race. 

                d) Once a division’s lineup is started, no more pills will be drawn in that division- no exception! Any car(s) not pulling a pill will start at the rear of the heats in a first come, first served manner. 

                e) If a car(s) misses the heat races, he or she will start at the tail of the consy or feature in a first come, first served manner. If a full field is already established no new cars will be permitted to participate. 

f) Cars not in position in the line-up area when the race goes out onto the track will automatically go to the tail. Be advised that the flagman will not hold the race for a late car. Rule 16e will apply.

                g) Heat lineups will be posted no later than after the first division's second set of hot laps.

 14. HEAT/FEATURE RACES

 Race Laps: Green to Checker - Caution (yellow flag) laps are not counted.

Division                     Heat Race   -   Feature Race   -  Consolation Race ( *if required)  
Four Cylinder:               6 Laps             12 Laps                           8 Laps *
Pure Stock:                   6 Laps              15 Laps                          8 Laps *
Pro Stock                      8 Laps               20 Laps                         10 Laps *
E-Modified                    8 Laps               20 LAPS                        10 Laps *
Crate Late Models       10 Laps              25 Laps                         10 Laps *

* Consolation races, if required, will be determined by Race Director's discretion. .

                Pill Draw Line-Up 1: 

 On all non-special events, the first heat race winner will redraw pills to determine the top 6* (six) starting spots of the feature (The first pill draw will be heat one winner’s starting position, the second pill will be heat two winner’s starting position and so on). The remainder of the field will be filled in a straight-up manner by the remaining drivers’ heat race or consy finish. 

 Pill Draw Line-Up 2: 

Increased non-sanctioned purse events will be lined up by a redraw unless otherwise determined. The top 6* (six) drivers from the heat races will redraw for their starting positions in the order that they finished. (The first heat winner will draw first, second heat winner second, etc.) If a car representative does not report to the blackboard five minutes after being called, a pill will be drawn for that driver. The remainder of the field will be filled in a straight-up manner by the remaining drivers’ heat race or consy finish.

 Feature Only Nights:

                Note: Feature only nights, feature line ups will be based on current weekly point’s standings. Top ten in points will be inverted.

                a) There must be at least 14 cars for a top 6 redraw. If there are 12 or 13 cars there will be a redraw for the top 10. If there are 10 or 11 cars there will be a redraw for the top 8 cars.

b) Providing the previous week’s feature winner make the top 6 redraw, he or she will automatically start 12th unless it’s a special event. Any feature winner not returning for the subsequent non-special will start 12th upon his return providing he makes the top 6.

                c) Any driver winning three features in a row will start last upon his or her return and will continue to do so until the win streak has ended. 

                d) If a qualified car scratches from the feature, one extra car will transfer from the consy to the feature. If more than one consy is run, the additional car would come from the first consy and rotate from thereafter. Cars not starting a consy will not be permitted to run the feature. In no case will the car(s) that finished behind a scratched cars(s) move up in the heat finishing order to affect the consy or feature line-up. 

e)    White Flag Rule

 All cars will follow the White Flag rule when lining up for heats, B-Mains and features.  The White Flag rule means that all cars will be in the designated line-up area before the white flag flies in the previous heat race, B-Main or Feature event, or said cars will start at the rear of the field.  

                f)    Disqualification

 Any driver that is disqualified after a feature race and makes the redraw in next week heat will start last in the redraw for the following feature event regardless of lineup procedures.

                g)   Declining Starting Position

 If a driver chooses not to take their feature starting spot the entire line will move forward. The lineup positions will not cries cross. Example: the driver starting 3rd wishes to drop to the back the inside line will all move forward and the outside line will remain the same.

                h)   In cases where the finish of the race is too close to call (in real time), the track officials may use photo(s), video or electronic scoring, if available, to aid in determining the winner.

                i)   LATROBE SPEEDWAY officials have final say on all official calls and rules.

 15. STARTING THE RACE

                a) The field MUST maintain pace car speed with the front row working together to produce a clean start. The field cannot slow down on backstretch coming to the green flag. Pace car will accelerate in turn 3 to come to pits in turn 4 on double file starts. Field must maintain pace speed once pace car accelerates and pulls off track.

                b) On the initial start the flagman starts the race when the cars enter the designated restart zone in turn 4. The green flag will be displayed at any time after the front row reaches the restart zone. The race is officially started when the flagman waves the green flag.

c) restarts with exception of complete restart will comply with Delaware restart with line-up behind leader.

                d) All divisions will comply with a Delaware restart. Single file restart will occur at 5 laps remaining, if caution occurs until end of race.

e) Drivers will be notified at the driver’s meeting of any change in the start/restarts.

                f) The finish of the last completed lap by the COMPETITIVE FIELD determines the line up for restarts.

                g) All restarts both single and double file will be in the designated restart zone in turn 4. Once the green flag is displayed passing may occur to the right only.  Exception of this rule will apply based at the discretion of the Race Director.

                h) Cars passing before the green is displayed will be penalized two positions for each car jumped. Also, any car(s) pulling out of line to gain an advantage before the green is displayed will also be docked two spots.

                i) Alternate car(s) may be added to the feature field if the initial green flag has not been waved. 

                j) No car(s) will be added to the feature field once the green flag is waved. 

                k) Cars must take the green flag to earn feature start money and points even if a full field is not present.  Show up points will apply in accordance with track policy and registered car count. 

 16. FALSE START

a) A false start occurs when a driver breaks the plane of the bumper of the car in front of him/her or moves forward from his/her position before the starting signal is given.

                b) On a false start track officials have the right to swap the first and second rows, the first and third cars, the second and fourth cars, if a clean start is not produced. 

                c) All odd numbered positions line up on the inside. The second place car and all even numbered positions line up on the outside.

 17. RACE SCORING 

 All scoring will be done at the start/finish line. Results and decisions will be made by scorers and/or track officials. Latrobe Speedway will not use individuals’ videos, pictures, etc. to make rulings. 

18.   LAP DEFINITION 

 A lap is considered a lap when the leader +1 has passed the flag stand. Once the yellow or red light is displayed, all scoring stops. Do not race back to the flag stand. The remainder of the field will be filled in from the last completed lap. 

 19. CAUTIONS

                a) Any car(s) involved in a spin or accident before the green flag or before the completion of lap one will go to the rear. 

b) Any car(s) that stops on the track by driver choice will also go to the tail unless told by official

                c) If the caution is displayed after the infraction, car(s) will be penalized then. If the race goes green the rest of the way, the finish will be adjusted accordingly.

                d) If a car causes a caution, the caution car will be sent to the rear. (Behind the last car on the lead lap, if you were on the lead lap.)

                e) Any other action taken will be at the Official's’ discretion.

 20. CAUTION LAPS

                a) On all caution laps, cars will line up single file until given the sign to double file.

                b) Under caution, the drivers are to be very cautious and aware of the cars involved in the wreck, the wreckers, the safety buggy, and the crew working on the track.

                c) NO ONE is allowed on the racing surface during a caution or while the race is under red, EXCEPT OFFICIALS or unless they are approved by an Official.

                d) Failure to comply could result in disqualification, suspension and or fines for the driver/car involved.

                e) If a race car is involved in an on track incident and/or is stopped on or near the racing surface and unable to continue to make forward progress, unless extenuating emergency conditions exist with the race car (i.e. fire, smoke in cockpit, etc.) the driver should take the following steps: 

                                1. Shut off electrical power and, if driver is uninjured, lower window net.

2. Do not loosen, disconnect or remove any driver personal safety equipment until directed to do so by safety personnel or a track official.

 3. After being directed to exit the race car, the driver should precede to either the ambulance, other vehicle, or as otherwise directed by safety personnel or a track official.

f) At no time should a driver, family, friends, or crew member(s) approach any portion of the racing surface or apron.

                g) At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach another moving vehicle. 

                h) All vehicles not involved in the incident or that are able to continue afterwards should slow down to a cautious speed as outlined, use extreme care as they approach an incident scene, and follow any directions given by safety personnel or track officials.

                i)  Cars in line behind the safety car should not weave or otherwise stray from the line in the vicinity of the incident.

                j)    Repairs During Caution:

 There will be a 1 lap courtesy to change flat tires and make repairs sustained from a caution. Laps will start counting when car reaches its pit and the field passes the flag stand behind the pace car.

                k)    Re-Entering the Track 

                                1. The only re-entrance to the track is turn one and must remain under the yellow line until the driver reaches the white blend line.  Failure to comply and at the discretion of track official a black flag will be displayed and a Stop-and-Go penalty asset.   

                                2. Cars re-entering from any other place will be black-flagged. 

                                3. All cars re-entering the track must have the permission of track official(s). Cars reentering the race will restart last behind all accident cars and cars that stopped on the track, but did not pit (even if the initial green flag of the event hasn’t been displayed). 

                l)    Lapped cars will be pulled to the tail in all events

m) A lap is considered a lap when the leader +1 has passed the flag stand. 

21. BLACK FLAG

                a) The BLACK FLAG is a CONSULTATION flag.

                b) If a car smokes excessively, it will be Black Flagged for consultation.

                c) If a driver brings out the four unassisted cautions for the evening, the driver will be Black Flagged and sent to the Pits for the remainder of the race.

                d) Intentional Caution:

 Any car intentionally bringing out a caution and restarts WITHOUT the aid of a push truck or tow vehicle will be placed one lap down. 

                a) Cars with flat tires will be at the official's' discretion as to whether a penalty will be issued.

 22. PIT SPEED

 Excessive speed and/or careless driving in the Pits will not be tolerated and could result in suspension, disqualification, and possible Car Owner/Driver fines or both. 

 23. FINISH/FINISH LINE INTERPRETATION

                a) The finish line shall be considered to extend from the grandstand retaining wall to the inside of pit wall. YOU MUST TAKE THE CHECKERED FLAG ON THE RACING SURFACE TO WIN THE RACE.

                b) When the checkered flag is displayed, the race is officially completed. The balance of the field receives the checkered flag on the same lap. Finishing positions will be according to the most laps traveled in the least time, regardless of whether the car is still running or not. All cars must complete their last fully scored lap under their own power. If an accident occurs on the checkered flag lap, or an event is shortened by rain/accident, payoff will be made according to the last green flag lap positions, with accident cars, cars that stopped on the track, and cars that pitted on the rear. 

                c) Ties, In the event the scorers and flagmen determine a tie, the total point and purse payoff will be added up and divided by the number of drivers who tied resulting in an equal payoff. If two drivers tie for third, the driver that finished fifth will NOT move up to fourth place. 

                d) The driver receiving the checkered flag first in any feature race must bring his or her car to the finish line and participate in victory lane ceremonies, unless told otherwise. The race winner is to remain in victory lane until released by officials. 

 24. MEANING OF THE FLAGS 

 Green flag:   The race officially begins or signals a restart after a caution or red flag period.  Yellow flag:  Drivers must reduce speed immediately and maintain position.  Red flag:   Slow immediately and come to a complete stop.  White flag:  One lap remaining in the event.  Checkered flag: Race is officially complete and race leader is declared the winner.  Black flag:   Disqualification/consultation, driver must proceed to the pits on the next lap.  Blue flag:   Leaders approaching, slower car is to hold their line.  27. LAP CARS

 When receiving the courtesy flag, Slower/lapped cars are to move to the bottom of the race track and hold the bottom line until faster cars are clear.

 25. RAIN OUTS/CANCELLATIONS/UNCOMPLETED EVENTS

                a) Track officials may cancel a race if dangerous or unsafe conditions arise.  If the race is called because of an accident, weather or any other unforeseen situation, the payoff will be based on the last completed green flag lap.  All cars involved in the final caution, stop on the track, and pit will be scored

at the end of the last completed lap.  For the race to be considered official, 50% or more of the scheduled number of laps must be completed. 

                b) If all of the preliminary races or parts of the features have been completed and the weather or any other type of situation forces the program to be cancelled, there will be no “rain out”.  Make-up features will be run in the subsequent nights, if possible, and no new cars will be added to the field.  Rain checks will be void. 

c) If the races are cancelled prior to the completion of all of the preliminary events, a “rain out” will be declared.  No points will be awarded.  The possibility of a rainout or circumstances beyond our control that force the postponement of an event is a risk you assume every time you enter the grounds.  Latrobe Speedway host management will specify which event(s) your rain check will be good for.  No refunds will be given.   

                d) Exception: If feature event(s) is/are cancelled and the show has been considered a complete show, and no rain date will be utilized, the total feature purse may be split equally among the qualified drivers, if 50% or more of the feature has not been completed.  Management reserves the right to choose a scenario that best fits the interest of the speedway, which may or may not include a make-up night or refunding of all gate receipts. 

 26.   GENERAL RACING EQUIPMENT 

                a) TRANSPONDER   (NOT REQURED UNTIL 2020)

c) RADIOS 

1. All competitors are required to have, in working condition, an approved (Raceceiver and/or Racing Electronics) one-way radio system to aid in line ups and/or the use of race control to manage the racing event.

 2. Race Control will communicate on UHF frequency ______.

 3. The only 1 form of communication that are allowed are a Raceceiver (that is controlled by the race director) and/or the radio system as described above.

 4. Cell phones or any other source of communication that connects the driver to any outside source is not allowed.

 27. TIRES

a) All tire rules can be found in each division rules

 b) ABSOLUTELY NO TIRE TREATMENT, SOFTENER, OR ANY OTHER CHEMICAL ALTERING OF TIRES.

28. DRIVER/CAR SUBSTITUTIONS 

                a) All driver changes must be reported to the pit steward at the blackboard prior to the car entering the line-up area. A new registration form must be filled out. Driver substitutions after the heat races begin must be approved by the race director and/or promoter. 

                b) In all cases, the car qualifies for the race, not the driver. A driver may not substitute another car for the one he has qualified. However, if a driver change is made during the race program, that particular car must start last in the consy or feature. Relief drivers will not receive any points.

                c) Once a car attempts to compete in the official racing activities, no back-up car will be permitted. 

                d) In the event the feature is postponed to another date after qualifying has been completed and the driver of a qualified car cannot return, the car owner can replace the driver with an unqualified driver, but the car will start last. The substitute driver will not receive any points. If the feature was started before postponement, no driver changes will be permitted. Any driver change not reported to the pit steward before the start of an event will result in disqualification. The car will receive tow money only.

 29. SCALES   

                a) See divisional rules for cars specific weights.

b) The winner and random amount of cars will be told after checkered flag is dropped  in all divisions will report to the scales except late model. Late models will scale prior to their feature in full race condition ie.. fuel, race equipment, weight. 

                c) Any car that goes to its’ pit area before going to the scales will be presumed to be too light and will be disqualified from that race without right of protest or appeal.

 30. WEIGH-IN PROCEDURE

                a)    The car must approach the scales at a safe speed and be pushed onto the scales by track officials using the designated scale line, come to a complete stop without the engine running.  If the car is not positioned properly on the scales using the white guide line, it shall be moved off the scales and be reposition.  

                b)   Only one pit crew member can be present in the scale area during weigh-in processes.    

c)   The driver shall refrain from excessive motion while the car is on the scales and shall not rock or bounce the car.  

                d)    When instructed, the car shall be pushed off the scales. 

                e) Late Models will immediately travel to the track staging area and no further unapproved adjustments and weight additions permitted, all other cars will report to tech.   

                f)    Failure to comply with any portion of this procedure shall be deemed to be unsportsmanlike conduct and the driver may be subject to discipline which may include disqualification without right of protest or appeal.

 31. CAR DETERMINED LIGHT

                a)   If a car is determined to be too light the car shall be reweighed.  Latrobe Speedway Scale Master, at his sole discretion, shall determine the best course of action for reweighing.  Locations of the scales, proximity of the line of cars, are but two factors in that determination.  The Scale Master Official may simply back the car back up onto the scales and reweigh.  

                b)   The car shall repeat the weigh-in procedure.  

                c)   If the car is determined to be too light again, it will be disqualified from that race and relegated to last place in the official order of finish, all without right of protest or appeal.  If the car makes the minimum weight the second time it is weighed, it will be deemed to be legal.  

                d)   No car will be weighed more than three (3) times.  

                e)    Late Models that fail to meet weight requirements will be permitted to go to the tail of the weigh-in line make the necessary adjustments and go through weigh-in process until passed by the track Scale Master.  There will be no penalty assist, however the “White Flag Rule” 16e will apply.    

                f)   If the driver goes to his pit area or onto the track after the race, it will be presumed that the car is too light and it will be disqualified from that race and relegated to last place in the official order of finish, all without right of protest or appeal, and the driver may be subject to discipline.

 32. DRIVER’S RESPONSIBILITY 

 It is the driver’s responsibility to be sure that the car meets the minimum weight at all times.  The driver may request that the car be weighed at any time before or during the program, so long as the request does not interfere with the orderly presentation of the program. 

33.   EARLIER WEIGHT CHECKS  

 Cars may be weighed several times over the course of the racing program. Just because the car made minimum weight earlier in the program will not be controlling any other time the car is weighed.  

 34. SCALES ARE OFFICIAL

 All scales used by LATROBE SPEEDWAY are considered to be the official scales for that racing event only.  The scales might not be calibrated or certified to be considered official.

 35. ALL DECISIONS FINAL  

The decisions of the Latrobe Speedway Officials concerning compliance with the weight requirements and procedures shall be final and shall not be subject to protest or litigation.

 36.  LATROBE SPEEDWAY WEEKLY POINTS

HEAT POINTS

 1st 3 points

 2nd 2 points

 3rd 1 points

 FEATURE POINTS

1st   50 points

2ND 48 points

3rd 46 points

4th 44 points

Points go to the driver only.  No exceptions

 37. REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO TECH PROCEDURES

                a) Any driver or car owner that refuses to be tech’d by the LATROBE SPEEDWAY will result in a maximum suspension and loss of points to date.  The length of the suspension will be solely at the discretion of the LATROBE SPEEDWAY.  All decisions are binding and final; no appeals or changes may be made after the issue is settled.  

 Race cancellations will not be counted towards the suspension period earned by the offending driver.

 38. WHITE FLAG RULE

                All cars will follow the White Flag rule when lining up for heats, B-Mains and features.  The White Flag rule means that all cars will be in the designated line-up area before the white flag flies in the previous heat race, B-Main or Feature event, or said cars will start at the rear of the field.  

 39. RACERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT

                a) DRIVERS RESPONSIBLE

 Every Car Owner/Driver at an event is expected to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner and is directly responsible for any person(s) deemed to be associated with his/her car. Any Conduct Violations committed by these individuals will be charged to Car Owner/Driver. Failure to obey Latrobe Speedway Officials or Security could result in fines, suspension and possible disqualification with the loss of all points, money and trophies for that race date or all points accumulated for the entire point’s season. Suspensions or Penalties include both Driver and Car. Suspension duration may be a minimum of 1 week of racing for that division, not including rain-outs, at the discretion of Race Director

                b) GOOD CONDUCT REQUIRED

 All drivers, car owners and pit crew members shall at all times conduct themselves in a manner that reflects favorably upon the sport and the LATROBE SPEEDWAY.  Any failure to adhere to this rule may result in the imposition of discipline and is at the sole discretion of the LATROBE SPEEDWAY.

c) ROUGH DRIVING

 It is the policy of LATROBE SPEEDWAY to provide good, clean, competitive racing.  Any driver, in the opinion of LATROBE SPEEDWAY Officials, charged with rough driving (overly aggressive driving) will be subject to discipline, which shall include a fine, forfeiture of points, and suspension.  Repeat offenders shall be subject to progressive discipline (which may include a lifetime ban).  This rule against rough driving applies to both on-track incidents and those which occur in the pits.  The LATROBE SPEEDWAY strongly disapproves of rough driving because it presents a safety hazard for drivers, spectators, and others; because it is detrimental to the sport; and because it interferes with the presentation of a professionally staged entertainment program suitable for the entire family.

                d) FIGHTING OR OTHER MISCONDUCT DISTURBANCE

1. Any person taking part in discourteous conduct or causing a disturbance is subject to discipline.  Persons leaving their pit area to go to another pit area or to any other location to cause a disturbance are subject to discipline.  If any physical contact occurs, including but not limited to fighting, pushing or shoving, the offender is subject to discipline which shall include the loss of accumulated points and a fine and suspension, the amount and duration of which shall be determined by Latrobe Speedway Officials in their sole discretion.  Repeat offenders shall be subject to progressive discipline (which may include a lifetime ban).  The Latrobe SPEEDWAY disapproves of this sort of behavior because it is detrimental to the sport and the presentation of a professionally staged entertainment program suitable for the entire family.

 2. Anyone, be it Car Owner, Driver, Crew Member and/or family member entering a pit area other than their own will be considered at fault if they are involved in a disturbance which could result in a minimum of one week suspension. Possible disqualification with the loss of all points, money and trophies for that race date and/or all points accumulated for the entire point’s season and/or a fine of a minimum of $100.00 per person. This applies to the Driver and car as well as the individual involved. 

                e) UNSPORTSMANLKE CONDUCT

 Anyone, be it Car Owner, Driver, Crew Member and/or Family Member who is determined to be guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct on or off the track, INCLUDING SOCIAL MEDIA, could result in a minimum of one week suspension, possible disqualification with loss of all points, money and trophy for that race date, and/or all points accumulated for the entire points season and/or a minimum fine of $100.00 the first time; $200.00 the second time and $500.00 the third time and full suspension for the remainder of the season. This applies to the Driver, and Car as well as the individual involved.

                f)   DETRIMENTAL/VERBAL ABUSE

 Anyone, be it Car Owner, Driver, Crew Member and/or Family Member who performs an act or participates in actions deemed by Officials as detrimental to the sport, including but not limited to verbal abuse of any Official could result in a minimum one week suspension, possible disqualification with loss of all points, money and trophies for that race date or all points accumulated for the entire points season and/or a fine of $100.00 minimum. This applies to the Driver and car as well as the individual involved.

                g)    ASSAULTS OR THREATENS BODY HARM

 1. Anyone, be it Car Owner, Driver, Crew Member and/or Family Member who assaults or threatens bodily harm to any Official or persons serving under his direction could result in a minimum TWO (2) week suspension, possible disqualification with the loss of all points, money, trophy for that race date or all points accumulated during the entire point season and/or a minimum fine of $500.00.

 2. Anyone, be it Car Owner, Driver, Crew Member and/or Family Member deemed to be associated with a specific car, who participate in fights in the Pits, on the track, or on the track premises could result in a minimum TWO (2) week suspension, possible disqualification with the loss of all points, money and trophy for that race date or all points accumulated for the entire point season and/or a minimum fine of $500.00.

 40.  FINES

 ALL FINES WILL BE PAID IN CASH PRIOR TO BEING ALLOWED TO COMPETE IN THE NEXT EVENT.

 41. DRUGS/ALCOHOL

 Absolutely no drugs or alcohol is permitted on the grounds of Latrobe Speedway

a)  No driver, car owner or pit crew member shall before, during, or after the event (as well as support classes) possess, use, consume or distribute any drug, narcotic or controlled substance which is illegal under federal, state or local law prevailing at the speedway.  The LATROBE SPEEDWAY has a zero tolerance for illegal drugs, narcotics, and controlled substances.  Any violation of this policy shall be grounds for immediate disqualification from the event, expulsion from the speedway grounds, criminal prosecution and imposition of any other discipline (including a lifetime ban) deemed appropriate by the LATROBE SPEEDWAY Officials.  Any person suspected of possession, use, consumption, or distribution shall submit to a medical examination (which may include blood and/or urine testing) within 24 hours, with the cost of same to be paid by the person suspected and with the written results to be provided directly to LATROBE SPEEDWAY.  Any substance suspected to be an illegal drug, narcotic, or controlled substance shall be confiscated by speedway security and/or law enforcement officers and may be subject to testing with the cost of same to be paid by the person suspected and with the written results provided directed to LATROBE SPEEDWAY.

42. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

 1. When you pay/enter the first pit gate, you are in the pit area. 2. You MAY NOT go to the grandstands and consume alcohol and return to the Pits. 3. GLASS BOTTLES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE PITS AT ANY TIME. 4. Violations could mean immediate expulsion from the Pits as well as disciplinary action not limited to a one week suspension and/or a minimum $100.00 fine. This applies to the Driver/Car Owner and any person(s) deemed to be associated with his/her car at the discretion of Officials.

Grandstands, No Glass Bottles,  24” Cooler Size Limit

43. PERSONS UNDER THE INFLUENCE

 No driver, car owner or pit crew member shall be permitted to enter or remain in the pits or infield area while under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drug, narcotic, or controlled substance.  Any person suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drug, narcotic, or controlled substance shall submit to a medical examination (which may include blood and/or urine testing) within 24 hours, with the cost of the same to be paid by the person suspected and with the written results to be provided directed to the LATROBE SPEEDWAY.  Any person refusing to submit to a medical examination shall be presumed to have possessed, used, consumes, or distributed a drug, narcotic or controlled substance, or alcohol, and shall be subject to discipline, in the sole discretion of the LATROBE SPEEDWAY.

 44. PARKING                                                

 Premium Pit Stall $100 - $50 depending on location can be rented for the season (See Race Director) Tow Vehicle must fit into assign pit stall; all other parking will be outside the pit area.

Pits will be offered as first come first serve

 45. ENTERING/EXITING PITS BY VEHICLE

 All trailers and personal vehicles must enter and exit using turn 4. No trailers are to use the opening in the backstretch inside wall. Vehicles are not permitted to exit the pits and onto the speedway without being instructed by an official. Anyone exiting the pits onto the racing surface without permission is subject to losing all points and funds earned that evening for their affiliated team.

 46. DECALS, ETC.

No obscene decals, paintings, expressions, etc. on racecars, trailers, etc.  if number is not visible to scorers, driver will asked to use ducktape to make number visible

 47. TECHNICAL INSPECTIONS

LATROBE SPEEDWAY Officials may inspect any car at any time before, during or after the race.  The speedway may inspect any car for safety purposes before or during the race.

 48. HOLDING THE PURSE   

 In the event of a protest or post race inspection, LATROBE SPEEDWAY  may delay purse distribution until the matter is ultimately decided.  The speedway can, at its discretion and with the advice and consent of the LATROBE SPEEDWAY, distribute that portion of the purse to drivers whose finishing positions will not be affected by the protest or any subsequent appeal.

 49. DISQUALIFICATION:

 This is a ruling made by Officials, and will result in the loss of all points, monies or trophies for the race date. You will be responsible for replacing any trophy damaged or not returned if you are disqualified. Any other action taken will be at the Official's discretion.

 50. PRIOR INSPECTIONS

 The fact that a car was inspected and determined to be legal or safe on any prior occasion shall not govern.  Cars must be legal and safe at all times.  Cars deemed to be illegal or unsafe shall not be allowed to compete in the event and the driver may be subject to discipline.  The JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY COMPLEX Officials make no warranty or representation of the legality or safety of cars allowed to compete in the event.

51. POST-RACE INSPECTIONS

If any illegality is detected in any post-race inspection, the car will be disqualified, and will result in the loss of all points, monies or trophies for the race date.  The driver may be subject to discipline, which may include but is not limited to forfeiture of purse and/or points.

 52.  CONFISCATION:

 LATROBE SPEEDWAY reserves the right to retain, confiscate or otherwise, any illegal part or parts on any racing vehicle. The Tech Inspector may require a car at random to conform to any/all track/division rules.

 53.  TAKING OF IMAGES AND VIDEO

 All images taken and videos recorded on Latrobe Speedway property are the property of Latrobe Speedway

 54. DISCIPLINE

  LATROBE SPEEDWAY Officials shall have the sole right to determine whether a driver or other person shall be subject to discipline.

                a) WHEATHER TO IMPOSE DISCIPLINE  

 Whether a person is subject to discipline shall be a matter entrusted to the discretion of the LATROBE SPEEDWAY Officials.

                b) AMOUNT OF DISCIPLINE  

 Unless rules of the LATROBE SPEEDWAY establish a specific penalty for any transgression, the nature and amount of the discipline imposed shall be within the sole discretion of the LATROBE SPEEDWAY  Officials.

c) FORMS OF DISCIPLINE

 LATROBE SPEEDWAY Officials may impose any of the following forms of discipline, singly or cumulatively:

                1) Disqualification from the event

2) Forfeiture of points for the event or the season to date

3) Forfeiture of purse money or contingency money

4) Forfeiture of point money, if any

5) Imposition of a fine

6) Suspension from one or more future events

7) Lifetime ban from all LATROBE SPEEDWAY events.

                d) PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE  

 The LATROBE SPEEDWAY shall keep a record of all discipline imposed.  Persons subject to progressive discipline shall suffer a greater penalty for the second and each subsequent offense.  For example, if a driver is fined $100 for the first offense, the second offense may result in a fine of $200 and the third offense may result in a fine of $300.  Progressive discipline; however, shall not carry over to the following season.

 55. FINES  

All fines imposed by the LATROBE SPEEDWAY before the pay-off is made shall be withheld from the purse or contingency monies the driver is eligible to receive for the event.  If the purse or contingency monies due the driver are not sufficient to satisfy the fine, the fine will carry forward to subsequent LATROBE SPEEDWAY events.  If the fine is imposed after the pay-off is completed for that event, it will carry forward to subsequent LATROBE SPEEDWAY events.  A driver must pay all outstanding fines to be allowed to enter any subsequent LATROBE SPEEDWAY events.  If an owner/driver does not pay a fine imposed, the owner/driver’s car cannot compete in a subsequent LATROBE SPEEDWAY event with another driver until the fine is paid.  A car owner must pay all fines before the car may be driven in any subsequent LATROBE SPEEDWAY event.  Any fines remaining unpaid at the end of the season shall be withheld from the driver’s point money, if any is due the owner/driver.  If the point money is insufficient to pay the outstanding fine or if the driver is not eligible for any point money, the fine shall carry over from season to season until it is fully paid.

 56. SUSPENSIONS  

 All suspensions must be fully served.  Cancelled events do not count against the suspension.  For example, if a driver is suspended for two (2) events and the next event is cancelled due to inclement weather, the suspension continues in effect until fully served.  Any suspension imposed shall carry over to the following season until fully served.  For example, if a driver is given a three race suspension but only two events remain on the schedule, the suspension will still be in effect at the first event of the following season.

 57. FINALITY OF DECISION  

 The decisions of the LATROBE SPEEDWAY Officials regarding discipline shall not be subject to protest or litigation.

 58. PROTESTS

 a) YOU MUST BE IN THE TOP FIVE (5), AND ON THE LEAD LAP TO HAVE THE OPTION TO PROTEST.

 b) The driver shall be the sole spokesman for the team and the car owner. The person who protests must be a car owner or driver participating in the race.

c) All protest must be submitted in writing to the LATROBE SPEEDWAY Pit Stewart within fifteen (15) minutes of the official announcement of the order of finish.  The protest must specifically state the basis for the protest.  Verbal protests will not be considered.  The failure to file a timely, written, specific protest shall be deemed to be a waiver of the right to protest and shall preclude any subsequent appeal or litigation.

 d) If the car is found to conform to the rules and the protest is disallowed, the protest fee will go to the protested car. If the car is found to be in violation of the rules and the protest is allowed, the protest fee will be returned to the protestor.

59. Fees:

                1. All fees must be paid in cash

2. P&G Carburetor inspection $50.00. No Track fee

3. $1,500.00 Motor tear down top half of engine to cam. Track retains $300.00.

4. $2,000.00 complete motor tear down top and bottom. Track retains $300.00.

a) ONLY the protested car’s Owner or Driver, Two (2) people max, the party protesting the legality, Two (2) people max, and Track Officials will be allowed to be present at protest ruling. 

 b) More than one driver may protest any one car if they pay the protest fee for a specific rule violation.

 c) Visual protests are to be honored any time before the race and do not have to be written or spelled out. Infraction must be corrected prior to racing.

 d) Excessive protesting will NOT be tolerated and will result in disqualification, loss of points and fines. The Officials will determine this. THEIR DECISIONS ARE FINAL.

  60. RIGHT TO REFUSE PROTEST  

 The LATROBE SPEEDWAY reserves the right to refuse any protest if the protest is deemed unnecessary and/or is deemed to have been used for purposes of harassment.

61. RECORDS OF PROTEST

 The LATROBE SPEEDWAY will retain all written protests for seven (7) days after the event giving rise to the

62. PROTEST REFUSAL:

 1. Any Car Owner/Driver refusing an engine protest of any kind will lose all money, points and trophies earned for the entire evening of racing including any other events they competed in that evening.

                2. The next time the car competes it will be inspected after the race regardless of the finishing position.

                3. If the Driver refuses the second time, the Driver will lose all points earned to date for the entire season.

4. Ignorance of any rule is not accepted as an excuse.  

PROTEST FORM

 Latrobe Speedway Official Rules Protest Form Date: _________________

Division: _________________

Protester’s Name: __________________________

Finishing position of protesting team: _______   Lead Lap: Yes ____ No ____ 

Specific rule being protested:

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Protest fee Amount: _______________________

Protest received by: _______________________ Signature: ____________________________

Protester Name: __________________________ Signature: ____________________________

Driver/Car owner: ________________________  Signature: ____________________________

Track tech official: ________________________  Signature: ____________________________

Results of protest:

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________





63. SCORING COMPLAINTS:

                a) If the Car Owner/Driver has a complaint about scoring MUST notify an official and wait until the races are completed to consult with the PROPER OFFICIALS. The Track Officials are available for thirty (30) minutes AFTER the race program is complete.

                b) NO ONE, for any reason, will disrupt or halt the program to voice a complaint.

c) ABSOLUTELY NO ONE IS ALLOWED IN THE SCORING TOWER TO DISCUSS ANY CALLS MADE DURING OR AFTER THE RACE.

                d) Any violation of this rule may result in a $100.00 fine and disqualification.

 63. FINALITY OF DECISIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE: 

                a) The decisions of Latrobe Speedway officials or promoter at an event, including the interpretation and application of rules and the scoring of positions, shall be FINAL, BINDING, and NON-APPEALABLE, except in the case of a suspension or fine, which is further explained in the SUSPENSIONS/FINES & APPEALS category. 

                b) All participants, as a condition of participating in an event, agree that ALL decisions of officials or the promoter, regarding the interpretation and application of the rules, and the scoring of positions, shall be NON-LITIGABLE. All participants further covenant and agree that they will NOT initiate any of legal action against Latrobe Speedway the promoter, and officials to challenge such decision, to seek monetary damages, to seek injunctive relief, or to seek any kind of legal remedy. If a participant pursues any such legal action, which violates this provision, then the participant and/or owner expressly agrees to reimburse Latrobe Speedway for ALL of its ATTORNEY FEES and COSTS IN DEFENDING AGAINST SUCH LEGAL ACTION. 



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Kidz Klub Points

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KIDZ KLUB POINT SYSTEM

Sign In - 3 points
Winner of a contest - 3 points
Runner Up - 2 points
Participation - 1 point


There Will be several nights throughout the season where you will have the chance to earn extra points.  The points will be different depending on that activity as well as a double point night!!!! 
1st,2nd, 3rd place winners will be invited to the Race Banquet at the end of the season to find out their final placings!!!!!!  


GOOD LUCK!!!!!!