Las Vegas Quarter Midgets & Southern Nevada Open Wheel Racing copyright 2014

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 Quarter Midgets - Flat Karts

Quarter Midget Rules and Classes
(kids racing 4-16)
Kids can start training at 4-1/2 y/o

This is an established class of race cars that have been around since the 1940's.
Racing greats such as Jeff Gordon and Joey Legano got their start racing QM's.

PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK FOR USAC QM RULES.

http://www.usac25.com/rules


We will be running Hoosier tires only on QM's.


Flat Karts

Go Karts, no roll bars, no seat belts

WE WILL ADD ANY FLAT KART CLASSES IF TWO OR MORE SHOW UP.

Jr. - (age 5 - 12) (225lbs)

• Clone 

• STOCK Predator 

• Governor and Low Oil Sensor removed, no other internal modifications allowed.

• Floor, Stock, or Post mounted fuel tank allowed

• Any Drum Clutch

• Single Stage Pipe and Muffler recommended

• Any Tire

* Pump gas only

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4 Cycle 212 Bombers - (age 13-up)

**IF A KART IS CONSIDERABLY FASTER THAN THE REST OF THE PACK THE TRACK OFFICIALS WILL ADD WEIGHT TO THE CAR TO MAKE IT EQUAL WITH THE REST OF THE CARS NO MATTER WHAT ENGINE.  THIS IS CONSIDERED A FUN CLASS AND IS MEANT TO BE EQUAL AMONG ALL THE KARTS.

(Five engine Options, your choice, will run together as a combined class)

Engines may be modified and race built.

• Flathead  – 400lbs

• LO206 – 400lbs

• Animal – 400lbs

• Clone -400lbs

* Built Predator -400lbs

* KT 100 -375lbs (This is a the only two stroke allowed until they develop their own class.)

• Stock Predator – 325lbs

• Any Centrifugal Clutch

• Any tire 

* Pump .97 or lower Gasoline Fuel only, no race fuel.

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All classes must have or may be added with a 2 kart minimum.

2 Kart Minimum average for the year to make a championship class.

DRIVER SAFETY EQUIPMENT:

Gloves

*Must completely cover the hands and fingers.

Helmet

*SA 2000 or newer required.

*Visor must be down at all times while on track.

**May use Moto cross helmets but moto cross goggles must be used, no glasses or sunglasses

Neck Collar

*Mandatory

Suit/Jacket

*Minimum of SFI rating of 3.2A/1 and must provide full coverage from neck to waist and gloves.  A kart Abrasion suit or thick long sleeve shirt or jacket.

Pants

*Minimum of Denim material, recommended that pants carry a SFI 3.2A-1 rating.



GENERAL TRACK RULES AND GUIDELINES 


Raceceivers - are highly recommended but not mandatory for now.  They may be in the future.


LVQMC-LLC is private property and private companies. Any person on this property without the permission of LVQMC-LLC is guilty of trespass and subject to the penalties prescribed by law. Through your registration or association, you have been given the authority and the right to be on this property in conjunction with racing activities. However, the administration of LVQMC-LLC reserves the right to revoke and cancel this authority at any time that it is felt that your presence of conduct is not in the best interest of the sport of auto racing, your fellow competitors, the fans, management and employees of LVQMC-LLC.  All the rules listed above and below pertain to drivers, handlers, pit crew and spectators.  Everyone involved with the track.  Remember, these are not a public events, they are private and this is a closed group subject to the owners rules.  Both companies have the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.


AGE AND POINTS - Switching Age Groups. If you start racing in Group 1 and you turn 9 years old during the year you may elect to start racing in group 2 or you may finish that season in that age group. If you elect to switch, your points will transfer, as long as you do it before the first race after their birthday.  If you wait until the next race you will lose all your points earned and start at zero if you switch.  If you elect to switch your child from group 1 to group 2 you MUST get approval from the Mini BULLRING Race Director prior to that first race.  8 YEAR OLD'S MAY PETITION UP THE THE SENIOR CLASS. Drivers can move up a class but never back down.


1.0) SAFETY & OPERATIONS

1.1)      All drivers, parents/guardians, car owners and mechanics assume full responsibility for any and all injuries sustained including death and property damage at any time they are on the premises, in route thereto or there from.

1.2)     All drivers, parents/guardians, must attend the official drivers meeting or face possible loss of starting position. A three minute time limit from first call for drivers meeting will be enforced.  Attending the drivers, parents/guardians, meeting in mandatory.

1.3)     Any car which does not line up properly will start at the rear of the field.

1.4)    If involved in an accident on the track, seek a place of safety on the infield or edge of track. Drivers may seek a place of safety in the infield following disablement. Following disablement, you must stay with your race car. Do not get out and inspect the damages. Never examine your car while cars are on the race track. Pit crews, car owners and personnel related to any car are not allowed on the track following an accident or injury.

1.5)     The only people allowed on the race track are racing officials. Everyone must stay away at all times unless requested to assist for some special reason permitted only by the track officials.

1.6)     Swapping of heat race and feature positions will not be allowed. If you are not ready for your heat race and unable to enter your assigned race, you will start on the rear of your feature event.

1.7)     Any driver late to staging and unable to take the initial green flag in his/her event will not be allowed to join that event at any time. All drivers must take the initial green flag of his/her event to compete.

1.8)     Do not enter the racing surface without express authorization: an official will okay your entry at the track entrance and signal for you to proceed.

1.9)     Any car that is not in the staging lane when the white flag is displayed to the race in progress will lose his starting position of his/her race and must start at the rear of that event. Abuse of this rule may cause disqualification.

1.10)     No track official, handler, driver or corner man will make any repairs or adjustments to any race car. The primary function of the crew is to clear the track in a timely, efficient manner.

1.11)     Any parts left at the track will be a $150.00 fine per part.  Persons deliberately spilling or dumping toxic materials at the Speedway will face cleanup charges, $100.00 Fine, maximum penalties, and possible legal action by State, County and Local agencies. .

1.12)    Any car and driver winning (3) or more feature races in a row will be considered for engine tear down inspection.

1.13)     Rules and regulations are subject to any change to help insure the safety of the drivers, spectators and any personnel on the property of LVQMC-LLC.

 

2.0) PROPER BEHAVIOR

2.1)      You and your child are required to maintain a sportsman like demeanor at all times at LVQMC-LLC. Refer to the rules for guidelines. We will not tolerate profanity in front of race fans, profane signs on your car, sexual signs symbols on your car, clothes, etc. Included in this rule, no one (including your associates) is allowed to dispute a decision at the flag stand, with other officials or the scoring tower. You are expected to look like a professional and act like one.

2.2)      Two track officials shall have responsibility for rules and regulation enforcement at LVQMC-LLC. At the discretion of the track officials in charge, any competitor may be disqualified for rule violations, hazardous equipment or hazardous actions. All disputes developing as a result of track rules must be presented to a track official in writing by the driver within 15 minutes of the completion of the race class.

2.3)        LVQMC-LLC officials will forward any disputes to management who shall decide whether the matter at hand is disputable. A $50.00 dispute fee shall accompany each separate dispute. Management’s decision on a dispute is FINAL and non-disputable. LVQMC-LLC management may take action if dispute is deemed appropriate to further the interest of fairness in competition results. Such actions include, revising official race results, imposing penalties, disqualifications and/or fines. Subjects for appeals include, scoring decisions and race procedures. Subject for Disputes include, but are not limited to inspections decisions.

2.4)      No driver or crew member may enter the racing area until he/she has completed all releases, registration and or entry forms. No person will be allowed to sign release forms and waiver sheets for anyone other than themselves. Any driver the age of 17 or under MUST have a witnessed form signed by their parent before they can race or enter the pit area. All pit area participants shall be required to obtain a valid wristband in order to access the pit area. Any and all persons not in possession of a valid pit pass shall be escorted out of the pits. Once a person has paid entry into the race park, then paid race entry and has entered the pit area, there shall be NO PIT REFUNDS MADE. No exceptions!

2.5)      All vehicles such as, race cars, personal vehicles or ATV’s, will not excessively speed through the pits at any time. 5mph is the limit. If you speed through the pit area you will not be allowed in the pit area for two races.

2.6)      Consumption of alcoholic beverages by a driver, crew member, track official or volunteer in advance of or during the duration of the races in the pit area prohibited. Each driver assumes responsibility of its crew members, family and visitors Any driver, crew member, track official, volunteer or spectator in the pit area showing evidence of the influence of alcohol or an illegal drug will result in an immediate suspension and they cannot return to racing. Any person found to be involved with a purchase or sale of any type of drug within LVQMC-LLC property shall be reported to the local police department and not allowed admittance to LVQMC-LLC for an indefinite period of time. Consumption of alcoholic beverages for the drivers will be allowed in the stand area after the race event.

2.7)    No driver, pit-man, or spectator shall participate in any action or activity detrimental to LVQMC-LLC. FIGHTING will not be tolerated. Fighting is prohibited anywhere on LVQMC-LLC property. NO exceptions. Any time the display of any type weapon or threat of bodily harm on or off the race track, may result in permanent suspension for the entire racing crew and will result in the arrest of all parties involved. Violators shall be subject to fine, suspension and or expulsion Such as but not limited to:

a)      Fighting and/or physical assault: First violation, minimum 3 month suspension. Second violation, minimum 1 year suspension. Third violation, suspended indefinitely.

b)     Fighting and/or physical assault with/of any LVQMC-LLC employee is and automatic suspension indefinitely.

c)     Unsportsmanlike conduct and/or verbal assault: First violation, Immediate removal from the property and a minimum $100 fine and/or suspension. Second violation, Immediate removal from the property and a minimum $250 fine and minimum one month suspension. Third violation, Immediate removal from the property and a minimum $500 fine and minimum one (1) year suspension.

d)      Rough driving: Penalties including suspensions and loss of points to be at discretion of track officials, and the LVQMC-LLC may impose penalties based on the severity of the incident.  Good judgement will be used by track officials especially in the rookie class. 

e)     Any driver intentionally using his/her vehicle in a malicious (pushing or multiple hits) manner: Black flagged, loss of points and suspension at discretion of officials and LVQMC-LLC.

f)     Repeated violations of LVQMC-LLC rules may result in permanent suspension. All penalties imposed by LVQMC-LLC are cumulative, not a per-year basis.

2.8)      Any item thrown (i.e. helmets, tools, and/or car parts) will be confiscated and signed by the offender and auctioned to the fans. The proceeds will go to LVQMC-LLC for track improvement. This rule will be strictly enforced.

 

3.0) TECH & INSPECTIONS

3.1)      Approval of a race car by Tech inspection shall mean ONLY that it is approved for participation in a competitive event and shall not be construed in any way to mean that it is guaranteed mechanically sound, safe or completely legal. LVQMC-LLC and or the Tech inspector shall not be liable for any mechanical failure nor for any damages, losses, injuries or death.

3.2)      LVQMC-LLC reserves the right to inspect a race car at any time. They further reserve the right to disqualify any driver and race car from competition. It is the responsibility of the driver and crew to disassemble the race car for inspection when requested to do so. Refusal to comply will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize money and points.

3.3)      All classes must tech before entering the race event.

3.4)      If not passing tech due to a safety issue, there will be no grace race.

3.5)      All vehicles must pass the ability to start and move forward.

3.6)      All divisions are required to have the top 4 cars go DIRECTLY to tech area when leaving the racetrack. Failure to go directly to tech area is an automatic disqualification. If tech officials determine after the main event that a vehicle in tech does not meet applicable specifications, then officials have the right to impose a penalty which may result in disqualification and loss of that events points and prize money.

3.7)      In no class shall electronic traction control devices be used.

3.8)      No in-car communication device can be used and no mirrors allowed.

3.9)      No Mirrors allowed in race cars.


3.10) (EXAMPLES OF TECH INSPECTION)

CARS WILL BE INSPECTED USING THE FOLLOWING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THIS SAFETY LIST IN ALL CLASSES:

IMMEDIATE- MUST BE FIXED SAME DAY

1. Helmet – fit/condition

2. Seat Belt & harness mounted

3. Arm Restraints (Quarter Midgets)

4. Neck Brace

5. Brakes

6. Suicide doors

7. Steering link, lock nuts or cotter keys

8. Steering wheel – securely mounted

9. Protruding objects

10. Axle Protrusion

11. Fuel Line Location

12. Spindles – Cotter Keyed

13. Cage-Mounts height

14. Frame, Nerf Bars, Bumpers, and Roll Cage


SECONDARY – MUST BE FIXED BY THE FOLLOWING RACE DATE

1. Seat – Condition/Mounting

2. Wing-Mounts (when applicable) 

3. Suspended Seat Karts

4. Kill Switch

5. Wheel Condition

6. Rear Axle Keepers

7. Floor Pan Condition

8. Hood & Tail Mounts

9. Tail Piece Protection

10. Fire Extinguisher in Trailer

11. Number/Letter – Size/Location

12. Box Stock Muffler (Less Spark Arrestor)

13. Chain Guard

 

5.0) RACING PROCEDURES

4.1)      GREEN: Start of race. The green flag starts the race. The starter will determine the start of the race. The pole position car will set the pace. No jack-rabbit or slow-and-go starts will be permitted by pole position cars. Violations of this rule will put the pole car at the back of the starting field.

4.2)      YELLOW: Caution!! All cars racing must reduce speed be cautious.

        a) There is no change of position under caution unless directed by an official.

        b) The Driver or Drivers deemed responsible for the caution will be sent to the rear of the field.  (this is a judgment call by officials)

        c) Drivers will line up according to the finishing order of the final lap completed prior to the yellow.

        d) When a yellow flag is out, we restart that race lap.  There is NO racing to the finish line on a yellow flag.

        e) When the race is stopped before the completion of one lap, there will be a complete restart in the original starting positions with the exception of the driver or drivers who caused the caution. They will restart in the rear.

        f) A race that is forced under caution with one laps remaining will restart with a green, white, checkered finish unless the starter elects to end the race immediately due to safety concerns. 

        g) Any driver causing two (3) yellow flags in one race will be disqualified.

        h) If, on a restart, the drivers behind the leader do not properly line up after 3 yellow/caution laps, the flagman has the option to either red flag/stop the group and line them up, black flag a car, or drop the green flag and re-start the race at his discretion.

        I) There is NO working on cars on the track for any reason.  If you break down you or a handler may try to restart your car.  If you can not start it or is the car is immobile you must immediately leave or be pushed off the track.  If you do not it will result in a disqualification.  If you leave the track you have two (3) laps to re-enter the track through the hot shoot when it is safe to do so.  If you do not return in two laps (yellow or green,) the result will be a disqualification.  If you do return the laps (yellow or green) will be counted against you.

4.3)      RED: Stop at once! Danger! This lap will not be scored. Do not get out of your car unless it is on fire. Stay put until notified. Restart procedures begin when condition is returned to yellow flag.

4.4)      WHITE: One lap before checkered flag. If a caution comes out on the last lap, the race will be over. Scorers will score the last completed lap except for the car that caused the caution, these car will be scored in the last place.

4.5)      CHECKERED: Race is complete.

4.6)      RED and YELLOW: Complete restart. Go back to original starting positions.

4.7)      ROLLED UP BLACK FLAG: Warning for rough driving, intentional or unintentional lack of control of vehicle. Next incident will result in full black flag. Drivers are not allowed to stop their race vehicles on the track at any time to protest his or hers position or any other aspect of officiating. The driver will be immediate placement to the rear of the lineup. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

4.8)      BLACK: Rough driving, intentional or unintentional, excessive causing of yellow flags. Driver must leave the track immediately and may be disqualified with loss of points and entry fee for the night. Entry fee will NOT be refunded in any circumstances including and especially die to a black flag.

4.9)     BLUE WITH YELLOW STRIPE: You are being lapped, hold your position. If a driver should abuse or continually disrespect these flags when given, he/she may be suspended for the remainder of the season.

 

5.0) PAINT AND NUMBERS

5.1)      Car numbers must be on both sides and front, at least 6” in height on the sides and 4” in height on the front and of contrasting color to the color of the car.

5.2)      Vehicles running a letter with a number, the letter must be smaller than the size of the number and must follow the number and visible to see from the tower.

5.3)      Symbols will not be recognized as part of the car number.

5.4)      If the number cannot be instantly recognized, the car may not be allowed to compete.

5.5)      If numbers and/or letters cannot be easily read by the scorekeepers, the car may not be scored

5.6)       All numbers and letters on car must be neat.

5.7)      Take pride in the appearance of your car. We know you spend the time and hours on them, let it show.