T13-2 RACING RULES: Streetstock
Only ONE person may operate any race vehicle at any one time. NO PASSENGERS ALLOWED.
No race or practice will be allowed to start unless Speedway New Zealand officials are in attendance. A Speedway New Zealand Steward or Stipendiary Steward, or any of his nominees, must be obeyed by all competitors without question.
Only one competitor may occupy a vehicle while it is on the track. No person shall ride on a vehicle other than accommodated in its seating capacity.
No competitor will drive with an arm or any other part of his body outside the vehicle.
T13-2-3 Track Signals:
The following flags will be recognised as the standard colours to be used as signals to competitors during the race.
RED All competitors to stop
WHITE Last lap for individual competitor
BLACK BOARD Individual competitor to retire immediately upon receiving the black board
bearing the offending competitor's number held out for two laps.
BLACK & WHITE CHEQUERED Finish.
The number of Starters permitted to start in any one race will be decided by the Steward, and his decision will be final and binding.
Vehicles must line up as directed by the starter in the order in which they are drawn.
Vehicles will move off to a rolling start together, and must not change positions until the starter drops the Green Flag. In all rolling starts the outside front (number 2 grid) is the pace setter.
A clutch start is permitted.
Any vehicles failing to start after leaving the pits within the time limit of three (3) minutes, must be pushed into the centre field and remain there until the completion of the race. This rule only applies before the start of the race, i.e. before the green light is shown. There is only one three minute bell allowed per race.
T13-2-5 Race Direction:
Streetstocks race direction can be both clockwise and anti-clockwise, and all streetstocks must travel and race in the direction instructed by the Clerk of the Course.
The direction, (clockwise or anti-clockwise), will be given by the Clerk of the Course as the first car leaves the pits, for each race and not before.
In any race programme there must be at least one race in the opposite direction.
T13-2-6 Race in Progress:
Racing contact of vehicles engaged in Streetstock racing is permitted, but deliberately forcing other cars into the wall, or excess attacking is not allowed.
The driver of any vehicle which makes deliberate contact with any other competitor from/and on the centre of the field, may be subject to the appropriate penalty at the Referee's discretion.
If a car is forced, spun, or driven infield during racing, it must return to the track in the same straight or corner in which it left the track, but must not drive onto track in front of any oncoming vehicles.
Any competitor using a concrete wall or bank to an advantage, in the opinion of the Referee, may be penalised.
Any competitor unfairly using the pole line to advantage by placing one or more wheels over the pole line to eliminate another competitor, will be fined and excluded.
No reverse spinning.
In the event of a vehicle stopping, or being stopped on the track during a race, the competitor shall remain strapped in his seat, until he is given permission to leave it by an appropriate official. Obviously this restriction does not apply in the case of fire.
No substitute cars may be entered into Championship events if a particular car or driver is eliminated during racing.
T13-2-7 Emergency Stoppage:
All vehicles must stop immediately on the display of red lights or red flags, and remain stationery except under instruction from an Official.
T13-2-8 Blockage of Track:
In the case of a complete blockage of the track, where there is no path to pass the obstruction, competitors may then proceed over the pole line without penalty but must return to the track immediately once past the blockage by the shortest practical route, and must not drive onto the track in front of an oncoming vehicle. Failure to obey this Rule will lead to a fine and exclusion.
The car which is the primary cause of the stoppage is not eligible to restart after receiving outside help. The race continues from a clutch start when the green flag is displayed.
T13-2-10 Finish of Race:
Racing will continue until all vehicles have completed the lap they are on when the chequered flag is shown.
Placings other than first, will then be determined according to the number of laps completed by each vehicle.
A race is not finished until the chequered flag is displayed, regardless of the number of laps run.
Once a competitor has received the chequered flag he will take action to avoid all other cars, until the red lights are shown.
T13-2-11 Grand Parades:
A grand parade of vehicles to be at a speed not exceeding forty kilometres per hour.
T13-2-12 Amendment to Rules:
Subject to local conditions the Rules in this section may be amended, in part, by the unanimous decision of the Stipendiary Steward, if in attendance, or the Steward of the Meeting, the relevant Class Representative, and the Clerk of the Course, bearing in mind the following 3 factors: safety of Competitors, safety of Spectators, and better promotion of events.