2022 General Rules

2022 BUTLER SPEEDWAY GENERAL RULES


    1. The rules and/or regulations set forth herein do not express or imply warranty of safety from publication of or compliance with these rules and/or regulations; they are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury.
    2. All drivers must have a Raceceiver one-way communication device.

     

    Appearance

    1. Numbers with letters are allowed. Letters are to be made large enough to be visible from the scoring tower.
    2. Numbers must measure minimum of 22 inches high by a minimum of 15 inches in width. The thickness of the number must be no less than 3 inches.
    3. Color of the number must be contrasting with the car color.
    4. Numbers must be located on both doors and the roof of the car. Put the roof number so it can be read from the tower when the car is on the front stretch.

     

    Conditions

    1. No alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are to be consumed before or during races by anyone entering the pit area.
    2. Butler Motor Speedway officials reserve the right to reject or allow the entry of any driver or car.
    3. Rule changes or interpretation of rules is at the discretion of track officials.
    4. The decision of track officials is final.
    5. Suspensions will be strictly enforced for fighting or any other acts the management of Butler Motor Speedway deem inappropriate. Any actions that need be will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
    6. ALL dogs must remain at their owner’s trailer during the night’s performance on a leash. This goes for no pets allowed in the grandstands as well.

     

    Race Lengths

    1. All heat races will be 8 laps in distance.
    2. A Main Features
      1. Due to length of time and yellows a race has been on the track, features could be cut short on laps, this will be the discretion of Track Officials.
      2. Front Wheel Drive: TBA
      3. Modified: 20 Laps
      4. Sprints: 25 Laps
      5. Street Stocks: 20 Laps

     

    Race Procedures

    1. Typically a maximum of 20 cars will start the A Main.
    2. Butler Motor Speedway officials due to time or car count factors may shorten races.
    3. Driver must attempt to start A or B main to be eligible for start money.

     

    Racing Rules

    1. At no time shall any non-competing member, crew member, owner or other person associated with a race car be permitted on the racing surface following the start of a race and prior to the final lap without the express permission of a Speedway official. Failure to do so could lead to immediate removal from speedway property. This rule is in place for your crew member’s safety.
    2. Butler Motor Speedway officials reserve the right to request a doctor’s release at any time, for a said driver to participate at Butler Motor Speedway.
    3. Driver and car changes are permitted only prior to the official start of a race. The official start of a race is when the field enters the track. When determining the official start, one lap does not have to be completed. However, scoring for position does not begin until one green flag lap has been completed. All cars will need to enter the track under their own power to get start money and points. After that point, no change of drivers is permitted. Driver changes may occur only if the driver is qualified for that said race. Any drivers making a change will go to the tail of the field. Points earned will be awarded to the driver starting the race. If a driver wishes to change cars prior to the event start, only the driver or crew chief is allowed to inform the official of the change prior to the start of the race. If this does not occur, the driver will forfeit all points and payout earned in the event. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    4. On a yellow or red flag that happens on the start of a race, any car(s) that enter the pits will go to the tail of the field, even though a lap has not been completed. All repairs or adjustments to cars must be made in the pits. This includes portions of the race run under yellow or red flag conditions. Violation will result in the car being placed at the rear of the field.
    5. Cars may only enter the track as directed from the pit steward.
    6. No electronic communication devices are permitted within the car other than Raceceivers.
    7. If a driver refuses the officials order to take a certain position on the track (i.e. go to the back of the field), resulting in a delay of the race, he/she will be penalized one lap or will be Black-Flagged.
    8. When the black flag has been displayed to a racecar, scoring of the car shown the flag will stop until the car returns to the track from the pits after the required consultation.
    9. A driver meets rookie qualifications for his/her divisions if he/she raced in four or fewer races in a single previous season in that division.
    10. You will be allowed 2 laps from the time you arrive in the hot pit for a flat tire or lose parts.

     

    Starts & Restarts

    1. Jumping on the initial start of any event. The front row will have two chances to start a race. If either driver jumps both of these starts, the entire front row goes to the tail for the next attempt.
    2. If you jump a restart you will be put back the number of cars you jumped on the next yellow or penalized at the end of the race, whichever comes first.
    3. When the leader plus 4 cars pass the finish line, it is considered a completed lap.
    4. Cars must be nose to tail. Any car with excess space in front to try to get a jump will be called for a jumped start and penalized four positions.
    5. First lap restarts: Inside or outside row will move straight up to fill a void for a missing car.After the first lap: Form a single file lineup, nose to tail. Officials will correct the lineup when received from the scorers. Lap scoring will occur on the lead car. If a yellow or red flag appears, scoring will freeze and all cars that have crossed the start/finish line on the lead lap will be lined up in that order for the restart. All other cars that have not yet crossed the start/finish line will be lined up according to their order on the previously completed lap. Lapped cars will be placed at the rear of the field, lined up in their running order.
    6. Lead car(s) must maintain a consistent speed from when the caution light is turned off until the green flag is displayed.

     

    Lapped Cars

    1. Lapped cars will be placed at tail of the field for restarts in order of there running at the time of the caution.

     

    Flags

    1. If you are involved in an accident on the speedway at any time, you will be placed at the tail for the restart.
    2. If you are involved in 2 solo yellow flags during one race event, you will be disqualified from that event.
    3. If you are involved in a caution on the initial start, you will not receive your original starting spot back. You will go to the tail.
    4. Any car passing before green flag is waved will be penalized two positions in their starting lane on the ensuing restart.
    5. In the event that the race is not properly started by the two front row cars, the responsible car(s) will be moved to the second row. Failure to acknowledge and comply with the “move back” signal will result in an instant disqualification from the racing event.
    6. No WARNING will be given for false starts.
    7. Any car that does a 360 spin and does not bring out a yellow flag will continue to race where it falls in line. The flag person will determine if a yellow flag is needed and will have final say why it was displayed.
    8. Under a red flag, all cars must stop and must not pass crash site. Cars that have ample time to stop, but still pass crash site and keep safety crews from reaching accident site in a timely manner will be disqualified for that race.
    9. A race is considered complete when the checkered flag is waved. If a yellow or red flag must be thrown after the checkered flag waves, the race is officially over and the finish will be scored as follows. Any car that crosses the finish line before the caution appears will be scored in the position they cross. Any car that does not cross before the caution or red flag will be scored in the same manner as a yellow/red flag restart.
    10. With a black flag, if the black flag is waved you are disqualified from that race and must return to the pits. Failure to leave track will result in disqualification from all races for the remainder of the evening, and all points and moneys for that evening will be forfeited. Any car not running at a reasonable racing speed may be subject to black flag for safety reasons.
    11. A driver may stop at the flag stand ONLY under the condition to address a valid safety concern. If a driver stops on the racetrack for any other reason or a safety reason is not verified, they will go to the tail.
    12. IF YOU STOP ON THE TRACK, YOU WILL GO TO THE TAIL