Thunder Mountain Speedway
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CONTACT PERSONS

 

CONTACT PERSONS

 

PRESIDENT – Kane Fraser - 250-398-0787

VICE PRESIDENT – Ken Walsen - 

SECERATARY – Shannon Fisher - 250 267-1278

TREASURER - Lynn Dunford 250 989-1172

DIRECTORS

Greg Fisher - 250-398-0259

Jesse Fisher - 250-302-9406

Arnie Kunka - 250-305-6133

Bob Lowen 


Pit Boss and Assistant

Laurie Brown, Bawnie Ward and Thomas McBride

Class Representatives

Bone Stocks: - Jesse Fisher - 250-302-9406

Pro-Mini: -Tim Roberts 250 398-3080

                 Marius Dunford 250 989-1172

Street Stocks : Arnie Kunka 250 305-6133

 

THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY

 

2013 RULE CLARIFICATION

 

  1.     All non-performance rules are at the discretion of the Tech Man.

 

2.     Any driver or pit crew entering another pit and causing a disturbance will be subject to a $150.00 fine.  Rookies are responsible for reviewing all Track and Running rules prior to racing.

 

3.     The 3:10 Rule will be enforced:  Intentional dogging during time trials will result in taking a position at the back of the pack.

 

4.     Illegal cars may be allowed to race but will not receive points, cash, or trophies.

      

       ***They will be expected to have their cars conforming to the rules for the next race meet at the discretion of the tech. official. Or they may be penalized with weight with discretion going to the B.O.D.

 

5.     Following the Main Event, the top 5 cars must immediately report to Tech Lane.  Cars crossing the Commitment Line will result in disqualification.

 

6.     In the event a race is called due to rain, 5 points will be allotted to the drivers present when race was called.

 

7.     Drivers must time in at specified time or start at back of pack and will not receive passing points.

 

8.     Every pit requires a broom and must assist track truck crew when required.

9.   Rookies will start at the back of the line-up for their first 3 Main Events of the season.  Any driver who has been out of a class for 10 or more years is to be considered a Rookie and will be subject to this rule.   

10. TMS Executive and Tech officials hold the right to add weight penalties when they deem appropriate.

 

  THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY


RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: 2013


In consideration of being permitted to enter for any purpose a RESTRICTED AREA (Herein defined as including, but not limited to, the racing surface, pit areas, infield, burn out area, approach area, shut down area, and all walkways, concessions and other areas appurtenant to any area where any activity related to the event shall take place), or being permitted to compete, officiate, observe, work for, or for any purpose participate, in any way, in the event, THE UNDERSIGNED, for himself, his personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin, acknowledges, agrees and represents that he has, or will immediately upon entering any of such restricted areas, and will continuously thereafter, inspect such restricted areas and all portions thereof which he enters and with which he comes in contact, and he does further warrant that his entry upon such restricted area or areas and his participation, if any, in the event constitutes an acknowledgment that he has inspected such restricted areas and that he finds and accepts the same as being safe and reasonably suited for the purpose of his use, and he further agrees and warrants that if; at any time, he is in or about the restricted areas and he feels anything to be unsafe, he will immediately advise the officials of such and will leave the restricted areas;

HEREBY RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE the promoter, participants, racing association, sanctioning organization of any subdivision thereof, track operator, track owner, officials, car owners, drivers, pit crews, any persons in any restricted area, promoters, sponsors, advertisers, owners and lessees of premises used to conduct the event and each of them, their officers and representatives assigns, heirs, and next of kin for any and all loss and damage, and any claim or demands therefore on account of injury of the person or property or resulting in death of the undersigned is in or upon the restricted area, and/or, competing, officiating in, observing, working for, or for any purpose participating in the event.

HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNITY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS the releases and each of them for any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur due to the presence of the undersigned in or upon the restricted area or in any way competing, officiating, observing, or working for, or for any purpose participating in the event and whether caused by the negligence of the releases or otherwise.

FLAG RULES:

1.  GREEN FLAG:

  

Start of race or qualifying lap.

2.  YELLOW FLAG:

 

Caution, go slow, single file, holds position. No passing. Not allowed to race on yellow flag.

3.  RED FLAG:

 

 

DANGER: Come to controlled stop.

4.  BLACK FLAG:

 

 

Go to pit at once for consultation.

5.  MECHANICAL FLAG:

 

 

Go to pit area for safety reasons.

6.  WHITE FLAG:

  

One lap to go.

 

 

7.  CHECKERED FLAG:

 

 

End of race or qualifying lap.

8.  BLUE FLAG:

 

Slow moving car to move over and allow faster cars to pass (slow cars must move to outside of track).

 
Drivers who do not obey the Flag Rules will be subject to disqualification and/or fined.  Light signals are also used.  Drivers should have a definite understanding concerning signals and flags before the race.

SAFETY RULES:As of Jan/04 all cars must run mufflers 94 dec. type will be determined. 

All safety rules are mandatory and must be obeyed.  The Board of Directors may implement further rules as deemed necessary for safety.  Safety committee has final authority.

 

1.    As of January 2015 all helmets must be Schnell 2010 or better.  No Cromwell’s.  Bubble shields on helmets must have safety snaps.  Eye protection must be worn even when windshields are used.

 

2.    SUITS:  Drivers in all classes must wear fire retardant suits.  Driving Suits are mandatory.  Pro-Stock, ASA Series, and Modifieds must wear Normex type suits or better.  No Coveralls!

 

3.    Driving gloves are mandatory.  Removal of Gloves during race will result in Disqualification.

 

4.    Fire retardant underwear is recommended.

 

5.   Some form of neck protection is mandatory for all classes: HANS Device is strongly recommended, but a minimum of a Neck Brace must be worn

6.    Treated coveralls for pit crews are recommended.


FIRE RETARDANT FORMULA

            9 oz. Borax                 4 oz. Boric Acid                      1 gallon warm water    

 

Dissolve thoroughly, dip coveralls, and hang to dry. Repeat after each time clothing is washed. Save any unused solution, as it may be used over again.

 

6. Safety belts must be regulation type seat belt webbing, or Aircraft type harness.  4 or 5 point lap and shoulder type belt required.  Belts to be fastened to roll bars; positively no bolting of harness together and no drilling through harness to use rivets and plates.  See under your class for further specifications. ***8 year Maximum on Safety Certificate.

 

7.    All doors must be able to open unless there is a minimum of 28 inch opening.  Then they must be welded shut.  Doors allowed to open must be clamped shut during competition with the exception of four-door sedans, which must have back doors welded shut.  Door clamps to be made of 1 inch by 5/16 strap iron.  They must have a minimum of 5/16 bolt with wing nut.  Door opening vertical height 28 inches.

 

8.    Any car involved in an accident must be checked by the safety committee or Pit Boss before it will be allowed to run in the following race event.  All accident damage MUST be repaired before next race meet.  (Fenders, hood, etc.) All classes.

 

9.     No sheet metal screws allowed. 

            10.   Fuel lines must be passed by safety committee.

 

11.  All classesBatteries must be within roll cage, secured, covered with rubber and passed by safety committee.

 

12.  All classes: A drive shaft sling made of strap steel must be installed behind the front “U” Joint, within the front 1/3 of the drive shaft.  A chain is permitted.

 

13.  All classes: A safety bar must be securely fastened from the roof to the cowl in the center of the windshield opening.  Minimum ½” O.D.

 

14.  All classes: A window net is mandatory on the driver’s side window.  This net must be removable.  Approved Safety window net mandatory, maximum 8 Years old.

 

15.  All classes: Water cans MUST be painted BLUE. GAS cans MUST be painted RED.

 

16.  All classes: Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher MANDATORY. Must be securely mounted within drivers reach.

 

17.  All classes: Use of antifreeze is NOT allowed. Including Crash to Pass

 

18. All classes: Ignition switch must be removed and a pull-on/push-off type switch is to be installed within easy reach of right-hand side of driver and safety officials. An approved Racing Toggle Switch may be used, and MUST be clearly labeled “Ignition Switch”. (No Standard Toggle Switches)


 
19.  A full 4 point roll cage, 3 door bars each side, seat and seatbelts must be attached to roll cage, minimum tubing size 1.75” diameter, .095 wall thickness.  All roll cages must be welded to frame or mounted to a plate that is minimum ¼” plate steel 6” x 6” square and bolted on or welded to floor boards and door sills and or unibody frame or car using ½” bolts and big washers.  (Referring to diagrams in Street Stock rules may helpful.)


RUNNING RULES   

     

 1.     ABSOLUTELY NO ONE on the track until the following conditions are      met:

 

A)    Ambulance in attendance.

B)    Fire equipment must be on hand and ready for use.

C)    Tow truck and driver must be ready.

D)    Flagman in charge of track traffic.

E)    Permission from pits granted.

F)    Helmets, goggles, neck brace and driving gloves must be worn.

G)    Cars must have been safety checked and passed as listed in rulebook. 

RE:  CAR SAFETY.

 

2.     Any cars with oil problems on the track will see the mechanical flag thrown.  If you have an oil problem you will go to the back of the pack once the problem has been fixed.  If you have no oil problem you will remain in the position you were in, upon the mechanical flag being thrown.

 

3.     Cars will get 2 timed laps.  If a car spins out, stops, or pulls into the pits he may return for one lap only.

 

4.     Any car spinning out in the first lap will result in a restart.  Only one restart per race.  Second restart will be single file.

 

5.     In the event of a stoppage during a race, cars will line up in a single file on back straight according to the last completed lap shown on the lap sheets.  Cars involved in an accident or a spinout shall start at the rear.

 

6.     No race will be stopped because of an accident unless the officials deem it necessary.

 

7.     No yellow flag laps shall be considered as counting laps.

 

8.     Any car stopping due to mishap and not driven immediately to starting position shall be considered as involved in an accident.  Starter’s decision is final.

 

9.     Intentional running in the infield, if repeated, will result in disqualification from the event; event to mean one single race not the day’s event.

 

10.  Intentional bumping and swerving will result in disqualification from the event.  The Flagman and Pit Boss together may suspend any given driver for a serious driving infraction, severity of infraction to dictate action taken.

 

11.  Intentional chopping will result in disqualification from the event.

 

12.  Permission must be granted by Pit Boss and/or Starter before any practice at intermission.

 

13.  Protest must be on Protest Forms and submitted along with $100.00 in CASH to the Pit Boss.  Protests are only valid if they are made during the day’s events, or within a half hour after completion of the day’s program.  Any competing driver may protest any other car once per race day, and specify any 2 items.  The $100.00 Protest Fee is to be forfeited to protested driver if the car is found legal.  The $100.00 fee would be returned to the protester if the car is found to be illegal.  Only drivers who have competed in the day’s events may protest.  The Executive will designate tear down personnel (Protest forms in back of Rule Book).

14.  Points are awarded to the car number that is registered at the pit gate for the day’s race.  There will be no interchanging of numbers during the day’s program.

 

15.  PROTESTS:  On being found guilty of running illegal the offending car will lose all points and monies for that day.  On being found guilty of a second offense at any future race during the season, the offending car will lose all points gained at that point in the season, plus any monies and points earned that day, and may be suspended.  Any future offenses will be dealt with as above and suspend.

 

16.  No cars are to be removed from raceway grounds for 30 minutes after completion of the day’s events. Any car leaving the track will lose its points for the day.

 

17.   A car’s timed position will determine that car’s starting position for the dash and the heat. In the event of a tie the better average of the two times will win.

 

18.  Cars not timed in will start at the rear.

 

19.  MAIN EVENTS ONLY: Starters can change starting position for any reason deemed necessary.  Decisions are final and not to be disputed.  Rookies, meaning any person who has never oval raced in that class before, must start at the rear of the pack for their first three race meets: they will receive passing points.

 

20.  All cars must be deemed legal by tech-man before the day’s events.  Tech-man’s decision can only be appealed and possibly overruled by official protest to Board of Directors.  Tech area to be roped off.  Only persons to be in tech area are techmen, the driver of car being teched and one pitman for this car.  Anyone interfering with the techmen will be fined $25.00 first offence – second offence suspension, length of time to be decided by the Board of Directors.

 

21.  All cars must be self-starting.

 

22.  Laps will be counted for all races, including powder puff and mechanic races.

 

23.  To qualify for a mechanic’s or powder puff race, you must not have raced competitively in a regular race event for one full season.

 

24.  Cars that miss the Green Flag may enter the race on a restart but must start at back.

 

25.  Any car that breaks the track record is subject to inspection.

 

26.  If the track record is broken more than once in any class on the same day, only the fastest time will be paid the $25.00.

 

27.  If any car ignores the Black Flag for more than 3 laps, the race will be stopped so as to remove the offending car.  The driver will be fined.

 

28.  If a driver is unavailable to time in his car, he can make arrangements to have someone else time in his car and race it, until he can make it back to the racetrack.  Upon arrival at the racetrack, the driver is to inform the Pit Boss!  It is a must that the timing booth be notified that someone other than the driver is timing in his car.

 

29.  Club designated muffler systems are mandatory for all classes.

 

30.  Any weight added must be securely bolted and have car number painted on each piece.  Lost weight will result in fine.  $50.00 each piece.

TRACK RULES:

 

1.    A CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD MUST BE SHOWN WHEN ENTERING PIT GATE.  Membership card can be obtained in city in which you reside.  PERSONS MUST BE 14 YEARS OR OLDER TO BE A MEMBER, DRIVER, AND/OR ENTER THE PITS. (UNLICENSED 14 OR 15 YEAR OLDS MUST HAVE BOTH PARENTS WRITTEN CONSENT AND PROVE TO EXECUTIVE THAT THEY CAN HANDLE RACE CAR!!).

 

2.    ANY PERSON IN THE PITS MUST HAVE PIT PASS DISPLAYED IN CONSPICUOUS PLACE ON HIS OR HER PERSON, AND MUST HAVE SIGNED A LIABILITY RELEASE AT THE PIT GATE FOR THAT DAY.  TMS recommends that all those entering the pit area have medical coverage.

 

3.    Any person admitted to the pits must be properly dressed in CLEAN COVERALLS or in CLEAN PANTS and SHIRT.  These must be CLEAN, remember this is a SHOW.  Shirts must be left on at all times.  NO SHORTS OR TANKTOPS, ETC.

 

4.    THE TRACK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY PERSON APPLYING FOR PIT ENTRY, OR TO REFUND PIT FEE, AND TO EJECT ANY PERSON WHATSOEVER FROM THE PITS.

 

5.    Any CLUB MEMBER permitting the use of his club membership card by ANYONE other than himself may be barred from the track and/or fined.

 

6.    Anyone under a doctor’s care or on compensation or drawing sick benefits from any source must make his condition known and a decision will be made by track officials as to his admissibility.

7.    Anyone acting in any way to the detriment of the track, club, or racing in general will be removed from track property.

 

8.    Anyone standing in Pit Steward Area or blocking view to Backstretch Flagman without permission will be asked to move by Pit Boss, if not complying, offender will be fined.

9.    Any car to be unloaded on the track must be unloaded 15 minutes ahead of designated hot lapping time.

 

10.  Cars will park as directed by the Pit Boss.  Tow cars and trailers are to be removed from the pits as quickly as possible and parked properly in a designated area clear of roadways.

 

11.  All cars must be lined up in correct position and ready to move out of the pits before the previous event has been completed.

 

12.  Drivers are to know their own line-up position and are required to keep themselves informed about information posted on line-up board.  We will not wait for late cars.

 

13.  Drivers will alert themselves and read the white board so as to be ready when called upon to line up for their race.  If not there when called, they will lose their position, or may be deleted from the entire program for the day.

 

14.  All classes of cars must have their number displayed on the right and left sides of the car and on the roof.  Roof number must be a minimum of 16”.  Up to two-digit number only. Numbers must be reregistered annually.  Previous number owners have preference.  Track officials may change car numbers to avoid duplication or lap checking errors.  All cars must have engine displacement on hood of car. 

 

15.  Pit Boss is in charge of all cars while in pits.  Once on track, they are under the Starter’s direction until re-entering the pits.

 

16.  Cars entering the pits must proceed directly to their pit stall and not stop in pit entrance or exit or pit driveway, thereby blocking cars from entering pits or clearing track.

 

17.  Cars requiring a tow to be removed from the track must have one-man crew with car to assist tow truck operator and direct him to his pit stall.

 

18.  A car having mechanical problems or impeding traffic must move to pit area or infield.  Any driver who blows an engine or tire must immediately leave the track surface.

 

19.  Tow trucks are for track use only and will not be required to lift cars for tire changes or repairs.  This is the responsibility of the car’s pit crew.

 

20.  Speeding or spinning of wheels in the pits will not be tolerated and will be considered a serious offence subject to a fine or suspension.  Speed limit – 5 mph.

 

21.  Changes in drivers or sponsors must be reported to pit gate attendants, or pit boss.

 

22.  INTOXICANTS: The use of intoxicants by a driver, car owner, pit crew, or track official on the day of race is strictly forbidden up to the end of the race meet.  Violators will be IMMEDIATELY excluded from the course, by track officials.  Person(s) may be employed to assist track officials in enforcing this rule.  New member will be given one warning.

 

23.  RESPONSIBILITITIES OF DRIVERS: Drivers will be responsible for the conduct and dress of their Pit Crew, and responsible for any fines incurred.  Any fine will be automatically deducted from the car’s winnings for the meet and any remaining must be paid before the car races at the next meet.

 

24.  IMPROPER LANGUAGE OR CONDUCT: Any driver, car owner, pitman, or any other person(s) on the course who may, at any time or at any place, use improper language at the meet shall be subject to IMMEDIATE suspension and/or fined.

 

25.  ALL PARTICIPANTS must be members and must sign in at the pit gate.

 

26.  CAUSING A DISTURBANCE: Any driver, car owner, pitman, or any other person(s) on the course who may at any time or at any place, cause a disturbance before the public may be subject to IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION, SUSPENSION and/or FINED.

 

27.  Any driver or pit crew(s) harassing volunteer workers will be given a warning, upon second infraction; they will receive a $100.00 fine.  Upon third infraction, they will load up their car immediately and leave the racetrack.  Following suspension/fine will be determined by Directors.

28.   Anyone going on track during a race meet will be suspended, and his car will lose all points for that day, unless special permission is granted by Pit Boss or Starter.  Any pit crew or driver going on the track to attend a car before a track official is at the scene will have his car parked for the day.

 

29.  All drivers are required to attend Drivers Meeting when called.  Any driver present in the pits and not attending the meeting may be fined.

 

30.  Any one using a fire extinguisher must report, with used extinguisher, to the Pit Boss so that it may be suitable marked and set aside.

 

31.  Any one wanting to practice must have a member of the Board of Directors present.  If you are caught without a B.O.D. you will be fined $100.00 for the first time, the second time you will have your privilege taken away.

 

32.  Anyone blocking the movement of Safety Vehicles and Tow Trucks will be fined as per directors’ decision.

 

33.  Tow Trucks must be parked in designated areas only.

 

34.  No littering in pits, cars responsible will be fined.

 

35.  All interpretations of the rules shall be decided at the Executive level.  No unwritten rules shall apply.  All complaints shall be in writing in the form of a letter to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors decision is final; Tech Man to be included in the Executive.

 

36.  Due to crowding in the Pit Area, the number of persons on any cars pit crew will be limited to five, including driver.

 

37.  Every driver is responsible to show up after every race to clean up the track and area.  One pit crew from each car is also required for clean-up days.

 

VIOLATION OF TRACK RULES: 2013 to 2015
Updated:  January 2013

First infraction of any rule: The offender will receive one written warning.

Second infraction: Driver loses all points for the day and will receive a written letter stating same. Volunteers, workers or any other person will receive a $25.00 fine and a written letter.

Third infraction of any rule will result in suspension from the facility and the time frame will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

 

RAIN PROCEDURE RULES: 2013-2015

If time trials are rained out, starting position will be determined by points.  Inverse order will apply.  Visitors will draw for a starting position.  The show starts on time.  If it is not safe to race, trophy dashes will be cancelled.  Racing will resume 45 minutes later weather permitting.  If it is still raining 45 minutes after the start of the show, all racing will be cancelled.

 

RULES FOR PROTEST & HOW THEY WILL BE DEALT WITH

1.    Protest forms will be at a locked box at the Pit Board and there will also be a copy in back of Rule Book.

 

2.    If you want to protest (or have a grievance or a compliment), please fill out a form and deposit it into the locked box.  The $100.00 protest fee applies to engine protests only.  All other protest are free of charge.

 

3.    If this is something you would like dealt with immediately, you must let the President know that it is in the box as soon as you put it in there.

 

4.    He will get it from the box and deal with it as he sees necessary.  You, as the protester, will be informed as soon as possible how this issue will be dealt with.

 

5.    If this is something that can be dealt with at the next Executive meeting, just fill out the form and deposit it in the locked box.

 

6.    The protest forms will be collected from the locked box at the end of each race day.  The Board of Directors will then deal with these issues at their next Executive meeting.

 

7.    All club rules will apply, wherever possible.

 

8.    The results will be brought to the next General Meeting.  These results will be final.

 

9.    No racer can challenge another racer for any reason on any race day.  Let the flagman make all calls on the track and we will deal with all others through the protest forms only.

 

These rules do not replace procedures in #14 & #15 of the Running Rules.  These will remain the same.  These rules apply to all other grievances or protests.

 

ROOKIES:

Rookies will start at the back of the line-up for their first 3 Main Events of the season.  Any driver who has been out of a class for 10 or more years is to be considered a Rookie and will be subject to this rule.  If you move up to a new class, then you are considered a rookie in that class. To be a rookie you must register at the beginning of the year with Thunder Mountain Speedway, as a rookie. Your name will be recorded as such, and you will get points towards the rookie points championship on the days you yourself time in and race your car. Any days you do not time in your car or any races you do not drive in, you will not get points toward the rookie of the year championship. The registered rookie must time in and drive his own car to be eligible for rookie of the year status.

MEMBERSHIP RULES, THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY:

 

1.     All memberships are due and payable on or before January 31 of every year.  Memberships run for the calendar year only. 

 

2.     Membership dues are $40.00.  All members must contribute on work bees for the benefit of the track.

 

3.     All membership cards will be numbered.  You must present them at Pit Gate to obtain entrance.  Without this card you will not get in.

 

4.     People who wish to become new members of our club and were not members in the previous calendar year will be exempt form the late charges.

 

5.     All volunteer hours count, example: concession helpers, pit gates, spectator gates, and all hours must be productive hours.

 

6.     Drivers and crew who come from 100 Mile House and Lac La Hache may pay the $40.00 Membership Fee and they are exempt from the work requirement in lieu of Tow Money.

 

7.     VOTING:  Year end Banquet prizes will be voted on by the following people only – Driver of every car or one representative (this means one vote per car only).  Also the Pit Boss, the Techman, and one Front Flagman and one Back Flagman, along with the Board of Directors will each cast one vote for the prizes.

 

                                                                                   

POINTS AND PAYOUTS

THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY HAS TWO "POINTS AND PAYOUTS" OPTIONS. OPTION #1 IS CURRENTLY BEING USED AND WILL BE WHILE THE RULES ARE LOCKED IN.

TIME TRIAL POINTS:
Number of cars will determine the total number of points for qualifying. The fastest qualifier receiving the same number of points as there are cars. Others will receive one point diminishing as per qualifying time.

DASHES:
There will be no positions gained in dashes or heats. Points in A dash only. No other dash receives points.
A - DASH: 1st - 4 points; 2nd - 3 points; 3rd - 2 points; 4th - 1 point
ALL HEATS:
1st - 5 points; 2nd - 4 points; 3rd - 3 points;
All others receive 1 point for starting and 1 point for finishing.

ALL CARS MUST RACE TO CHECKERED FLAG FOR FINISHING POINT.


 

 

 

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