2019 Event Rules and
Tech Inspection Guide



Section A. General Rules

Attire for all staff, drivers, riders and media: Closed toed shoes and long pants

Applies to ALL staff, drivers, riders, spectators, and media:
The use of any narcotic, controlled substance, performance-enhancement drugs, and/or recreational drugs, as defined by federal and/or state law, by any participant, is expressly prohibited, even if prescribed by a licensed physician. Consumption of alcoholic beverages shall not commence until all official functions of a specific series or event have been completed.
***USAIR: BBQs are allowed, but only with the use of gas grills. Charcaol grills are not permitted

Failure to abide by stated rules will result in removal from venue without refund. 

Section B. Driver Rules

All drivers must:

  • Have appropriate driver’s color/design wristband. Any person(s) without a driver’s wristband is not allowed to drive on track.
    Note: All drivers must pay driver registration fee, sharing a car is permitted, but each driver will need to be registered. Registration is per driver not per car.

  • Have DOT approved helmet, on and fastened at all times on track.

  • Have seat belt fastened and seats must be securely and properly mounted

  • Maintain a 5mph speed limit in all pit and non-hot course areas.

  • Have no passengers during non-designated times ride-along times, no friends, no media, no staff members etc.

  • Keep all body parts (arms, hands, feet, etc) must remain inside the vehicle at all times. Drivers must also communicate this to all passengers.

  • Abide to any direction given by staff members or track management.

  • Attend all drivers meetings

  • Have their vehicles inspected for tech before driving (see SECTION D)

  • Recognize no drift zones, typically marked by cones, anyone caught drifting outside of these zones will lose their driving privilege

  • Keep their pit area clean and ensure all garbage is in a garbage can before leaving the venue

  • Recognize if they have a leak to immediately pull off track until the leak has been handled. DO NOT drive through the track leaking fluids.

  • Inspect their vehicles on a regular basis throughout the day to ensure the car is safe to operate on track

  • Stay off the grass unless a leak is expected. In the event that you do go off course, roll through the grass. Do not slam on the brakes, or do a donut or burnout on it. Roll through it to prevent any damage.

  • **AT USAIR, must not do a standing burnout anywhere on the grounds, rolling burnouts are permitted

Failure to abide by stated rules will result in removal from venue without refund.

Section C. Tandem Rules

Tandem:

  • All participants must agree to tandem. DO NOT follow unless other drivers have given a clear acknowledgement to you.

  • Flagger must acknowledge all participants in tandem runs

  • Helmet must be Snell Memorial Foundation – SA2010

  • Staff can prevent tandem runs at their own discretion

Failure to abide by stated rules will result in removal from venue without refund.

Section D. Tech Inspection

Tech Inspection:

All drivers must arrive to the venue at least one hour before the drivers meeting to get their vehicle inspected. If you arrive late and are not inspected before the drivers meeting you will need to wait until an inspector is available before driving.

All drivers must ensure their vehicles meets all of the below at a minimum, failure to meet standards will require you to correct them before being allowed on track.

  • Vehicle must have easily accessible front and rear tow point.

    • If bumper needs to be removed, make sure to have necessary removal tools inside vehicle

  • Appropriate tire pressure

  • No leaking or excessive fluids

  • All vehicles must have at minimum a fire extinguisher within reach of the vehicle and securely mounted

  • No loose items inside the vehicle

  • No loose engine or suspension parts

    • Ensure intakes, catch cans, fuse boxes, and all other engine components are secure and fastened

  • Firm brake pedal

  • Working brake light is required

  • Night/rain events will require working parking and head lights

  • The windshield may not have any major defects and be clear for the driver to see through

  • Battery must be secured and positive terminals covered

  • A coolant overflow tank is required

  • All lug nuts must be installed and engage a minimum of 4 threads of the wheel studs

  • Convertible cars must have roll over protection

  • Power steering reservoir must be covered with a non-flammable fabric, e.g. headband, sock, or rag

Failure to abide by stated rules will result in removal from venue without refund.

Section E. Media Rules

Media:

  • Anyone who has media privileges (inc. assistants) must have a media pass.

  • All media who are on the track must have a spotter.

  • All media must wear a high visibility vest. Media members must provide their own vest.

  • If a media person has assistant(s), but did not request a Media Pass for them, the assistant(s) are not allowed in hot areas. They may ask a staff member who are willing and available. Staff members' priorities are what is needed to run the event and not assisting media. Therefore if there is assistance needed elsewhere, the media that needs an extra hand will need to wait.

  • If media puts themselves, drivers, and/or bystanders at risk and repeatedly continue to put others at risk after being warned, privileges will be revoked from them and their assistants/crew/company.

Failure to abide by stated rules will result in removal from venue without refund.

Section F. Passenger Rules

Ride-a-longs:

  • Ride-a-longs are allowed during designated time(s), which are announced during the driver’s meeting.

  • All passengers must be 18 years of age or older

  • DOT approved helmet must be worn and fastened at all times along with closed toed shoes and long pants

  • All body parts (arms, hands, feet, etc) must remain inside the vehicle at all times.

  • Passengers may not walk out onto the track, they must be transported in an approved vehicle.

  • When the ride is complete passenger must be returned to the pits or designated spectator area. Passengers cannot loiter at staging area or any other parts of the course

Failure to abide by stated rules will result in removal from venue without refund.

Section G. Track Rules

When on the track:

  • SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE TRACK. Only drivers, staff and media with a pass.

  • All body parts (arms, hands, feet, etc) must remain inside the vehicle at all times.

  • If the vehicle fails on the course, do not attempt to resolve the issue on the track. Move the vehicle to a non hot part of the track. If needed, push it back into the pits or request a tow.

  • When the designated drifting course has ended, do not attempt to drive aggressively thereafter.

  • Media are only allowed to stand on the insides of turns, not the outsides.

FAILURE TO COMPLY TO ABOVE RULES WILL RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM VENUE

Contact

Any questions or clarification needed on a rule, please contact simba@final-bout.com

2019 Tech & Rules Guide
Rev. 5.0
Last updated December 16, 2018