T12-3 RACING RULES: Stock Car and Standard Stock.
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 MUST be in attendance at all practice meetings.
The instructions of the 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.
T12-3-3 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 competitors number held out for two laps.
BLACK & WHITE
When a red light or red flag is shown, competitors must immediately stop. Failure to stop, renders competitors liable to a fine and or disqualification for any period.
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 (1) three minute bell allowed per race.
T12-3-5 Race in Progress:
Competitors shall take all proper care, and deliberate aggressive contact before and after a race is strictly forbidden. Stationery vehicles are to be avoided wherever possible, and competitors will not attempt to force or steer other vehicles into stationery vehicles.
The driver of any vehicle which makes deliberate contact with any other competitor from/and on the centre of the field, shall be fined and excluded from the results.
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.
Stockcars must race in an anti-clockwise direction. Should a competitor find himself in a position where he cannot drive in an anti-clockwise direction, he must not attack until in the correct position. The correct position is defined as anywhere from a right angle back to the direction of the flow of traffic.
Attacking from a stationary position or hitting a stationary car is not permitted. Those vehicles which wish to wait for an opposing member should be moving, however slowly at all times in the correct direction. (It must be remembered that this competition is called racing and parked vehicles are not considered to be still part of the competition.)
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.
When Stockcar Teams are racing for points, the winning team may be decided on by either 'first past the post' or 'points' racing. The chosen system and points awarded are up to the promoter's discretion. It is permissible to push your own team members stock car at any stage during a teams race, providing the car doing the pushing has not already received the chequered flag, and was an original starter in that same race.
NB No car will move on a red light.
T12-3-6 Substitutions: No substitute cars or drivers may be entered into Championship events if a particular car or driver is eliminated during racing. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO TEAMS RACING.
T12-3-7 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.
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.
If a driver unclips his seatbelt during a competition he is deemed to have retired from the race and cannot resume racing.
T12-3-8 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, but must not drive on to the track in front of an oncoming vehicle. Failure to obey this Rule will lead to a fine and/or 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.
No Orange/Amber light to be used during a race.
T12-3-10 Finish of Race:
Racing will continue until all able vehicles have completed the lap they are on when the chequered flag is shown.
All placings will be determined by the finishing order and number of laps completed by each vehicle, as recorded by the lap scorers.
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 amber lights are shown.
Once the amber lights are shown under a chequered flag, all racing is over. Competitors are then to return to the pits at a safe speed.
T12-3-11 Grand Parades: A grand parade of vehicles to be at a speed not exceeding 40 kph.
T12-3-12 Amendment to Rules: Subject to local conditions these 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.