Allied Auto Racing Assoc.
13802 Klondike Dr.
Desoto, Mo. 63020
AARA General Rules of Conduct, Safety & Track Procedure
All participants are covered by Secondary/Excess hospitalization insurance, which is provided by the individual racetracks. In the event you become injured at any of our tracks, it is your responsibility to see that the Association Treasurer is notified. You MUST complete a claim form before any medical bills will be paid.
Rule Book Disclaimer
The Association shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that, in its opinion, do not alter acceptable requirements. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
The absence of a specific rule does not imply approval, consent, or permission regarding that subject. Any questions or doubts regarding that subject and/or any questions or doubts regarding such matters should be directed to Association Officials.
Continuous developments in racing may necessitate changes that we cannot foresee at the time the rules are written. Hence, we may update, modify, add to or delete rules.
It is your responsibility to read and understand the following rules and procedures. Ignorance of such will not be an excuse. We have tried to cover all aspects of what is expected from all of us. If after reading this, you discover something that we have omitted, please bring it to our attention for discussion.
It is the duty of every driver to inspect the racing surface and race track grounds to learn of any defects, obstructions or anything which, in his/her opinion, is unsafe. Further, all drivers entering any events are considered to have inspected the area and satisfied themselves as to the conditions. If not, THEY SHOULD NOT RACE. This further indicated that with full awareness and knowledge, that auto racing involve certain risks.
- No drinking of alcoholic beverages by anyone entitled to enter the pit area before or during the race meet. STRICTLY ENFORCED.
- Anyone entitled to enter the pit area who, at any time or place, shall strike or cause bodily harm to anyone during the race date or on track property, will be assessed as follows:
- FIRST OFFENSE-Minimum $100.00 fine and $100.00 bond. Additional penalty will be at the discretion of the director of Competition.
- SECOND OFFENSE- shall double the first with nothing refundable plus suspension from all AARA tracks for two (2) race dates at each track.
- THIRD OFFENSE- Indefinite suspension.
- There shall be the right to appeal to the board of directors. All appeals must be presented in writing to an AARA Board member within 24 hours of notification of penalty or faxed to 618-235-5329, OR Emailed to AARA1957@aol.com within the same time frame. Suspensions will be served at the next AARA race dates where the incident occurred. All fines and bonds must be paid in cash, no coin. Bonds will be held for a minimum of one (1) calendar year and returned upon successful completion of probation. No one may attend any AARA events until all fines are paid.
- Obscene gestures or offensive language may be a minimum fine of $100.00 for each occurrence subject to official’s discretion.
- The penalty for striking an official shall be AN INDEFINITE SUSPENSION AT ALL AARA EVENTS.
- If at any time your manners of dress, appearance or conduct are deemed by the Association or track promoter to be not in the best interest of racing, you may be ejected from the premises.
- Any fighting in the pit area or on the track may subject the offender and associated car to suspension. DRIVER AND OWNER ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE PIT CREW.
- No drivers, owners or crew members allowed in the scoring tower without Official permission.
- No driver, pitman or owner may deliberately interfere with any car on the track or in the pit area. Penalty shall be meeting with AARA board prior to further competition.
- Driver may not exit the car on the track to discuss a situation with anyone. Violation of this rule MAY result in disqualification for the remaining events and a suspension may be assessed if deemed appropriate by the officials.
- Every person allowed to enter the pit area will be issued a “Pit Pass.” Pit Pass MUST be clearly visible at all times. Anyone found giving or loaning his/her pit pass to allow someone entry who is otherwise not entitled will be fined $25.00 and ejected from the pit area.
ASSOCIATION DRUG POLICY
- ILLEGAL DRUGS: are those substances defined and prohibited by State and/or Federal Law.
- GENERAL PROHIBITION: Possession or use of illegal drugs or drug substances, as defined above, is prohibited in any form, by any participant at AARA events, either on the Speedway, or in any area considered to be used in the operation of the Speedway, such as parking lots or leased properties.
- PARTICIPANT: is any person taking part in any event sanctioned by AARA in any form, including but not restricted to drivers, car owners, mechanics, crew members, sponsors, track officials or pit area observers. All such persons shall be considered public figures who have, by their own choice, become involved in auto racing events sanctioned by AARA with the full understanding that he/she MUST abide by the rules and regulations established and published or announced by AARA. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR PERSONAL CONDUCT.
- VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES: Any person found to be in possession of or under the influence of an illegal drug or drug substance on any Speedway property, as defined above OR any person who is arrested by duly constituted authorities and charged with possession and/or use of drugs or drug substances OR any person who is formally charged by court of law with illegal violations.
SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PENATLIES BY THE ASSOCATION:
- Suspension from competition and ejection from the Speedway property, and denial of future entry to any events for a period to be determined by AARA Board of Directors.
- Any participant who is formally charged by a court of law with an illegal drug violation, upon notification to AARA Board of Directors by that agency, shall be suspended from all forms of participation at any and all events until such time as the charges are fully adjudicated through the legal process. Any participant convicted of a formal drug charge by such process of law, will, from the date of conviction, be prohibited from taking part in any AARA events for a minimum period to be determined by the Board of Directors.
- APPEAL AND HEARING: Any participant suspended for violation of these rules, may be granted an appeal hearing by the Board of Directors, provided the suspended participant requests such a hearing, in writing, within 14 calendar days of the date of suspension.
- REINSTATEMENT: A participant suspended for violation of these rules, EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF PERSONS CHARGED WITH SELLING DRUGS, may, as the result of a decision reached through the hearing process detailed above, be reinstated, if it is mutually agreed that the participant, at his/her own expense, will produce documentation from a Licensed Physician within the state, certifying that he/she is drug independent, as a result of a random and periodic examination and urinalysis testing, made at the request of AARA Board of Directors.
- PRESCRIBED DRUGS: If any participant using prescription drugs on the advice of a licensed physician, such use MUST be reported to Safety/Protest Official prior to the participant’s entry into any Speedway activities. Failure to so notify subject the participant to penalties as described above.
RAIN OUTS: In the event of a rain out, your “Pit Pass” will be your rain check for re- entry per individual track policy. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR PASS, YOU MUST PAY AGAIN. If rain occurs during the features, make up features may be scheduled. If not cars will be paid according to the policy of the individual track.
AARA reserves the right to check anything on any car at any time. All cars MUST meet requirements at all times. All cars MUST have a starter and battery capable of turning the motor sufficient to P & G. or, you MUST pull the heads for a cubic inch check. If any car is found to be illegal and is assessed a fine, the fine MUST be paid before the car, driver or owner will be allowed to participate in any AARA events, regardless of the current owner of the car. The person registering as the owner will be considered such until notified, in writing, to the Association.
PROTESTING: Cars running in a restricted class should be fully prepared for inspection at any time. Bring the necessary parts and personnel to re-install.
- All cars MUST pass a technical inspection. You MUST be a participating driver or registered owner of a car participating in the race program THAT night to submit a protest. Any protest for legality MUST be made within 15 minutes after their respective feature is completed. ALL protests MUST be specific and in writing as to what is to be checked. Cars protested will be torn down at a cost designated by the protest man.
- You have thirty (30) minutes after the results of any race are posted to protest the finish of that race. After thirty (30) minutes has elapsed, no protesting of the finish will be allowed. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE FINISH TO SEE THAT YOU ARE SATISFIED. If it is determined that an error was made in scoring, the points and money will be adjusted accordingly.
- Cost to check bore & stroke and CC head is $150.00. To remove the oil pan and check anything in the motor is $300.00. A minimum of $10.00 cost for a protest is required for a visual inspection. This cash money will be turned over to, and held by, the protest man until a determination as to legality is made. If the car is found to be illegal, the money will be refunded. If the car is found to be legal, the protested car owner will receive the money. During the tear-down, ONLY the protest man and two (2) men from the protested car, the protester and designated Officials will be permitted in the impound area.
- Illegal parts may be confiscated by the Association.
- Anyone refusing to tear down will be considered illegal.
Illegal cars will forfeit monies won and will be assessed a fine as follows:
- First violation: $50.00 fine.
- Second violation: $100.00 fine.
- Third violation: MAY result in suspension from our tracks for the balance of the season.
The driver may also lose his/her points. All fines will be carried over to the next season if not paid.
WEIGHT RULE VIOLATION
If a car is found to be light after weighing at the conclusion of that race, or refuses to weigh, the driver will lose all points and money FOR THAT RACE ONLY. Fine for added weight falling off is $25.00.
- Driving through the pit area in/on race cars, ATV’s, tow rigs, tow trucks, push vehicles MUST be slow and cautious. STRICTLY ENFORCED.
- Drivers are expected to be ready to compete in every event they are assigned, if you think you may not be ready for your race, please notify one of the Officials.
- One person from your pit crew MUST remain with the car at all times during the race event.
- No cars, tow rigs or vehicles of any kind may cross the track at any time without Official’s permission.
- All Competitors MUST wear a fire suit and helmet when racing. Full face and Current Snell rating recommended.
- All cars will be required to run in the track when necessary. It’s your track; make it as smooth to race on as possible. Helmet may be required per individual track policy.
- All cars MUST have the five (5) point quick release seat belt system, seat belt, shoulder harness, and crotch strap. Minimum of 3” wide belts MUST be used. Seat belts and driver seat MUST be secured to the frame or roll cage and MUST be approved. We recommend that seat belt and shoulder harness be replaced every two (2) years for safety reasons.
- No one may approach any official during the running of a race.
- The number of cars and laps in a race, and the number of races will be determined by the number of cars present in each class. All race starting positions shall be determined as per individual track/Association rules.
- ALTERNATES: When a car scheduled to run the feature is disabled, an alternate will be called. All cars in the row (front to back) from behind the spot in which the disabled car was to start, will move up and the alternate will be placed on the rear of the field. Once the alternate has been called, disabled cars cannot run until the alternate list expires. ALTERNATES MUST REMAIN AT THEIR CARS, READY TO RACE.
- If a qualified car is unable to start the feature, the driver may switch to another qualified car for the feature and start in the rear.
- If a competitor makes the original call, pulls out on to the track to attempt to start the feature and is unable to continue before taking the green, will be credited for attempting to start and will be paid points and money accordingly.
- Special events will be run as designated by the Association and Promoter(s) when necessary.
- In the event of a turn over or an accident in which the track is blocked or ambulance crews are on the track, the red flag may be displayed and the race temporarily halted.
- A lap is considered complete when two thirds (2/3) of the cars cross the finish line under green. If the race is stopped on the first lap before two thirds (2/3) of the cars have crossed the finish line, it is a complete restart. In the dash, ALL CARS MUST complete the first lap or it is a complete restart. In feature events a lap will be considered complete when the leader crosses the start/finish line. All cars involved in the stopping of the race, will be put to the rear for the restart. All other cars will be lined up in the order they last crossed the finish line, not necessarily in their actual position in the race. OFFICIALS DECISION IN STOPPING A RACE AND REALIGNING THE CARS WILL BE FINAL! On a red flag stop, you have three (3) minutes to have your car in position to be realigned.
- NO PITMEN WILL BE ALLOWED TO GO OUT TO A CAR ON A YELLOW FLAG WITHOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE OFFICIALS, SUBJECT TO A $25.00 FINE AND/OR EJECTION FROM THE PITS. STRICTLY ENFORCED. Anyone who violates this rule, his/her car will go to the rear of the field on the restart.
- Anyone who causes two (2) unassisted yellow flags in a race will be removed from that race.
- ON A RESTART, ANY CAR JUMPING AHEAD BEFORE THE GREEN IS DISPLAYED, WILL BE PENALIZED ONE (1) SPOT FOR EACH SPOT GAINED. Assessed at the end of the race. STRICTLY ENFORCED.
- All cars MUST be staged for all races except the features. For races being staged you have three(3) minutes to get your car to the staging area, starting at the time the green flag is displayed at the start of the preceding race.
- We will attempt to start a race 2 times after an accident; the 3rd time will be single file. Based on the original line up or last restart line up.
- Any car without full steering control of both front wheels will be black flagged from the race.
- If a car MUST be pushed twice in the same race, it will be disqualified from that race.
- Any car with a flat tire, except the left front, will be black flagged from the race except on the last lap. You may not start or rejoin a race with a flat tire, except on the left front.
- All feature races in all classes will have a maximum thirty (30) minute time limit, all other races fifteen (15) minutes. Special races may be exempt.
- No one will be permitted to back out onto the racing surface while the green flag is displayed or while cars are about to receive the green flag to start or restart a race. STRICTLY ENFORCED. VIOLATORS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO FINISH THE RACE!
- Signaling to driver MUST be done from the pit area, away from the track. NO RADIOS, SIGN BOARDS OR LIGHTS PERMITTED.
- ALL classes are required to run raceceivers.
- All classes: Mufflers are Mandatory.
- All classes: No tire treatment permitted.
- No profanity or suggestive slogans permitted in paint scheme or graphics.
- Cars may race in only ONE (1) class at a single race event.
We will pay a point fund for each track.
To participate in the point fund a driver MUST: Purchase an annual AARA membership by a date determined by the Association. Participate in 75% of the race dates at the individual tracks. To receive point fund monies you or your representative MUST attend the awards banquet.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The following rules and /or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of an ALLIED AUTO RACING ASSOC. event and to establish 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 complied with these rules. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publications or compliance as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participant, spectator, or official.
ALLIED AUTO RACING ASSOC. Officials shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in its opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL COME FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decisions are final. Continuous developments in racing may necessitate changes that we cannot anticipate at the time these rules are written. Hence we may update, modify and add to or delete rules. Approved 3/12/16