RULES for 2017 Season. Subject to change without notice.
Rallycross is not a casual motorsport. Treating rallycross as a professional sport means taking care of the extra details to make sure we are all SAFE and get as many runs as we can event to event.
The following rules will be strictly enforced for the safety of all participants and to make Stateline Rallycross a premier event.
It is difficult to find suitable areas to hold rallycross events. There are many people involved in organizing an event, spending time, energy, and money to insure all participants have a great experience, for first timers or seasoned rally drivers.
There Will Be No:
- Hot Dogging
- Drifting Off Race Course
- Donuts, Burn Outs, Jumping
- Speeding Around Venue
- Test Driving Off Course
Please RESPECT the drivers, spectators, venue host and organizers at events, follow the above rules and Stateline’s policies. If you are unable to follow the rules and respect the guidelines PLEASE stay home.
SEE something SAY something.
If you see an activity that may risk our event, it is you that needs to step up and SAY something. Each of you should have a radio to find SLRC leadership and report any incidents. Whatever you report will be held in confidence and reviewed ASAP.
- ELIGIBLE VEHICLES
Mandatory for all Stateline Rallycross (SLRC) sanctioned Rallycross events. A Rallycross event is open to any fixed-roof, four-wheeled, mass-produced passenger vehicle, crossovers, trucks and SUV’s (including convertibles with a factory hardtop attached, targa-types with factory panel in place, t‐tops with factory panels in place) that can pass safety inspection. If the Event Chairman after consultation with the Event Safety Steward determines at his discretion that a vehicle cannot safely negotiate the course, it may be excluded. The following types of vehicles are ALSO allowed: UTVs, side‐by‐sides, TrophyTrucks, Crosskarts, FormulaCross, Legendcars and tube‐frame vehicles.
- VEHICLE/DRIVER SAFETY (Mandatory for all SLRC sanctioned Rallycross events.)
All vehicles must pass safety inspection on the following points prior to competing. This applies at each event entered. Entry fees, if already paid, will NOT be refunded if a car fails to pass the safety inspection. A safety inspection is not concerned with class compliance.
- All loose items, inside and outside the car (including the trunk and storage areas), must be removed. Hand‐held items, including cameras and cell phones, are considered loose items.
- Snap-on hubcaps, detachable fender skirts and trim rings must be removed.
- Convertible, targa, ort-top vehicles must have their factory OEM hardtop or panels securely in place during course runs OR Roll bar and driver must pass the broom stick clearance test.
- Sunroofs must be fully closed. The driver’s window may not be down more than 1” during course runs unless the vehicle is equipped with a window net and/or the driver is using arm restraints. The same restriction applies to the passenger window if there is a passenger.
- Wheels must be safely affixed. They shall not be reversed so that the lughole taper does not mate with the chamber of the lugs. All studs and lug nuts must be present, installed correctly and functional.
- Tires must be in good condition, with no cord or belts showing or cracks in the tread or sidewall. A space-saving wheel designated by a manufacturer for temporary low speed use and for transiting a short distance may not be used for competition regardless of the type of tire installed. This includes tires that are not designed to with stand cornering side‐loads that can be generated by an automobile of substantially higher curb weight.
- Seat lap belts are required in all cars. Installation of shoulder and lap belts is strongly recommended. Seat/shoulder belts must be properly installed with all attaching hardware secure and tight. Competitors are required to wear seat belts when driving in competition. Additional belts must be installed per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Throttle return action shall be safe and positive.
- No excessive fuel, oil, water or brake fluid leaks should be observed when the engine is running. J. Steering wheel “spinner” knobs are not permitted.
- Brakes must have an adequate pedal, sufficient fluid in the master cylinder and no apparent hydraulic leaks and shall be operational at all four wheels. The vehicle must have a working parking/emergency brake system.
- Physically disabled drivers may use alternate vehicle controls and preparation items appropriate for the nature of their disability. In the case of a driver using alternate controls, extra care should be taken to ensure that the driver does have adequate control of the vehicle and that the control mechanisms can stand up to competition use.
- Wheel bearings, shocks, steering, and suspension shall be in good operating condition.
- All batteries (on board power supplies) shall be attached to ensure that the battery and/or power supply will remain in place. If a lead‐acid (wet cell) type battery is battery is relocated from its original location, it must be equipped with leak‐proof caps and enclosed in a non-conductive, marine‐type box. Dry cell batteries, commonly known as Recombinant Gas (RG) or Glass Mat Technology (GMT) batteries, are not required to be in a marine-type box. The hot terminal must be insulated on all vehicles. All batteries shall be securely attached to the primary structure of the vehicle.
- Roll cages are strongly recommended in all cars. If installed it is strongly recommended that roll cages be constructed according to the rules for stage rally competition used in other sanctioning bodies.
- Helmets must be worn by all drivers and passengers during competition. Helmets must be in good condition, fit properly, provide adequate peripheral vision and the chinstrap must be securely fastened. All helmets meeting the latest or three immediately preceding DOT or Snell Foundation standards. Drivers of Open cockpit vehicles must wear goggles or full-face helmets with closed eye shields.
- DNF penalty will be given if a course marker/pylon is upset or totally displaced. For Time Trials and Bracket Racing.
- 10 second penalty will be given for each missed gate. This is called a “gate penalty”. A gate is defined as a pair of cones placed opposite each other on the rack, or a single cone with a directional cone to indicate a specific way around that cone. If a gate or a pointer cone is placed at the beginning of slalom, then the car must go through the slalom on alternating sides of the cones. If no gate is at the beginning, then the driver can decide which way to drive through the slalom.
- An additional time penalty if so specified in the supplementary regulations may be charged for any uncorrected deviation from the course or for unnecessarily delaying the event.
- The penalties listed in this Article can be regarded as the normal penalty. However, the Event Steward can, at his discretion, apply any of the following as warranted by the offense:
- Reprimand, which shall be noted in his or her record within the sponsoring region
- Fine ($1 to $250)
- Probation of competition privileges
- Time or Position
- Disqualification from competition
- Exclusion from competition
- Suspension of competition privileges
- Loss of accrued points
- Recommendation for a ban from future SLRC events
- Contestants are reminded that conduct is evaluated and scrutinized both on the course and within the confines of the event site. Unsportsmanlike conduct will be treated as a serious matter. Endangering other competitors, workers or spectators will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Event Steward and Safety Steward. They shall apply penalties as described in “D” at their discretion as warranted by the offense.
While the right to protest in proper cases is undoubted, it should be remembered that Rallycross events are Motorsport events conducted in a sporting spirit. Events are organized and managed by amateurs who cheerfully give their time and do their best. The competitor may encounter some 29 imperfections with the event organization, his fellow competitors and course conditions. It is recommended that a competitor wishing to file a protest confer with one of the stewards at the event prior to doing so. No competitor will be denied his/her right to file a protest.
- PROTEST PROCESS
The right to protest shall rest with any entrant, driver, organization or official taking part in the competition in question. Each, alone, may protest any decision, act, or omission of the organizers, an official, entrant, driver or other person connected to the competition, which the protestor believes is in violation of the Rallycross Rules, the Supplementary Regulations, or any conditions attached to the sanctioning of the event by SLRC.
- Types of protests
- An inquiry is an informal written communication from the competitor to the organizer describing a situation and requesting an action. It requires unilateral action on the part of the organizer. Organizers will respond in writing. If such an inquiry is given to the event or safety steward, it will be passed along to the organizer in a timely manner.
- A protest is a written communication on an official protest form, submitted to the Event Steward. These forms will be available from the Event Steward or the organizers.
- Types of protests
- UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS)
Commercial and private unmanned aircraft systems (aka “drones”) are ALLOWED unless prohibited by the SLRC.
- MEDIA EXPECTATIONS
- Closed toed shoes and long pants to be on track
- Have, and wear, a reflective vest
- Must attend all driver’s meetings throughout the day
- Must abide by Stateliness Rallycross’s General Rules & the venue’s rules
- Only limited numbers of media can be approved per event due to safety regulations and insurance policies
- Assumption of Risk Rallycross is a potentially dangerous activity that can result in serious injury or death. Participation in all aspects of the activity is voluntary. The ultimate responsibility for participant and vehicle safety lies with the participant, vehicle owner, driver and crew members. The participant agrees that by entering an event, the Participant has had the opportunity to inspect the event site and acknowledges that the event site is safe and suitable for competition. The participant also acknowledges that by participating in the event, the participant may suffer bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property. The participant further acknowledges that the participant has voluntarily, assumed the risk of bodily injury or death or loss or damage to, property and waives any claims for bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property against SLRC, its owner/s, directors, officers, employees and agents, event officials, event sponsors, racetrack operators, site owners/operators, and other participants; discharges such persons and entities from responsibility for such losses; and covenants not to sue such persons and entities for bodily injury or death or loss or damage to property.
- Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement All participants shall be required as a condition of participation to sign all required entry forms including but not limited to such releases as shall be required by SLRC and/or its insurers consisting of the following or similar wording. Whether or not the participant signs such releases, the participant agrees to the terms set forth below and participant is hereby put on notice of such terms and makes such agreement either by receiving this Rulebook or by participating in the sport, or both. IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to compete, officiate, observe, work for, or participate in any way in any StatelineRallycross (SLRC) events or activities (EVENTS), or being permitted to enter for any purpose any RESTRICTED AREA thereof (defined as any area requiring special authorization, credentials, or permission to enter or any area to which admission by the general public is restricted or prohibited), I, for myself, my personal representatives, heirs and next of kin: Hereby acknowledge, agree, and represent that I will immediately upon entering any of such RESTRICTED AREAS, and will continuously thereafter, inspect the RESTRICTED AREAS which I enter and I further agree and warrant that, if at any time, I am in or about the RESTRICTED AREAS and I feel anything to be unsafe, I will immediately advise the officials of such and will leave the RESTRICTED AREAS and will refuse to participate further. I understand that the nature of the EVENT may not permit me to inspect the RESTRICTED AREAS and/or EVENT course and facilities (including adjacent areas thereof) with which I may contact during the EVENT prior to my participation and that there may be risks not known to me or that are not foreseeable at this time. I agree that, if at any time, I feel anything to be UNSAFE, I will immediately take all 21 necessary precautions to avoid the unsafe area and REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE further in the EVENT. Hereby RELEASE, WAIVE, and DISCHARGE SLRC, the promoters, participants, racing associations, sanctioning organizations or any affiliate, subsidiary or subdivision thereof, track operators, track owners, officials, car owners, drivers, pit crews, rescue personnel, any person in any RESTRICTED AREA, sponsors, advertisers, owners and lessees of premises used to conduct the EVENTS, premises and event inspectors, surveyors, underwriters, consultants and others who give recommendations, directions, or instructions or engage in risk evaluation or loss control activities regarding the premises or EVENTS and for each of them, their directors, officers, agents, and employees, all for the purposes herein referred to as “RELEASEES,” FROM ALL LIABILITY TO ME, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin FOR ANY AND ALL LOSS OR DAMAGE, AND ANY CLAIM OR DEMANDS THEREFOR ON ACCOUNT OF INJURY TO THE PERSON OR PROPERTY OR RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF THE UNDERSIGNED ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE EVENTS, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. In addition, I COVENANT NOT TO SUE any of the RELEASEES based upon any claim arising out of any of the EVENTS. Hereby ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISK OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE arising out of or related to the EVENTS whether caused by the NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES or otherwise. Hereby AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS the RELEASEES and each of them from any loss, liability, damage, or cost they may incur due to claims brought against the RELEASEES arising out of my injury, or death, or damage to my property while I am in the RESTRICTED AREAS and/or while competing, practicing, officiating, observing or working for or for any purpose participating in the EVENTS and whether caused by the negligence of the RELEASEES or otherwise. Hereby acknowledge that THE EVENTS ARE POTENTIALLY VERY DANGEROUS and involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage. I also expressly acknowledge that INJURIES MAY BE COMPOUNDED OR INCREASED BY NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS OR PROCEDURES OF THE RELEASEES. Hereby agree that this Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement extends to all acts of negligence by the RELEASEES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS and is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the Province or State in which the EVENTS are conducted and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, not withstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. 22 I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND HAVE SIGNED IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT, ASSURANCE, OR GUARANTEE BEING MADE TO ME AND INTEND MY SIGNATURE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
- In accordance with the SLRC insurance guidelines, all competing and non-‐‐ competing participants over the age of majority in the state in which the event is being conducted must sign a Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement (form MS-‐‐1). Those under the age of majority must have a completed Minor Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement (form MS-‐‐2A) on file with a Registrar/Region. All drivers must have a valid driver’s license. For competitors, the Minor Waiver form must be signed by both parents/legal guardians if the minors are to be drivers/passengers. If signed by both parents/legal guardians, the form is valid at all Rallycross events held in that Region for the remainder of that calendar year unless otherwise notified. All parent/legal guardian signatures must be witnessed by an adult SLRC member. The Region may, at its discretion, require that any form completed off-‐‐site be signed and witnessed in the presence of an adult SLRC member or a Notary. Copies of the original Minor Waiver form may be used at individual events or a Minor Photo ID card may be issued by the Region. Minors may not attend non-‐‐spectator events without a properly completed waiver.