These rules are the result of considerable study of other organizations' rules and

advice from veteran drivers and owners. The officials of Lebanon Valley Speedway

have attempted to be fair and yet maintain a certain amount of firmness in

these rules to keep stock car racing at Lebanon Valley Speedway on a par with

the leading tracks in the United States. Any criticism of the rules in this booklet

should be brought to the attention of Lebanon Valley Speedway officials where

it will be given a fair hearing and acted upon accordingly.


Body, Chassis and Running Gear, Safety, General, and License rules contained

in this booklet apply to all divisions with noted exceptions.



Any driver who does not obey the flag rules will be subject to disqualification.

Where light signals are also used, a definite understanding concerning these signals

in relation to the flags shall be made before the race.

GREEN FLAG - Start of race.


and will be displayed only to cars that are being lapped.

YELLOW FLAG-Caution, go slow,

single file, hold position-NO PASSING.

RED FLAG-Danger, race stops immediately.

BLACK FLAG-Pull off track for consultation.

WHITE FLAG-One lap to go.




When the green flag is given by the starter, cars must retain position

until they have crossed the starting line. The official in charge may

make special rulings on restarts. In all races, each car must remain

in assigned starting position until the starting line has been crossed.


The yellow flag signifies caution and this flag will be given to the

first car passing the starter. After the yellow flag is displayed, cars

must hold position until either the green flag is again displayed, or

the red flag which would automatically stop the race.

Cars must slow down to 20 miles per hour on all yellow flags.

In the event a safety car is used, no car under any consideration may

pass safety car, and car passing safety car shall lose one lap.

Safety car will pace field until the green flag is again displayed. The

starter will signify one lap before green flag will again be displayed.

While the yellow flag is being displayed, no member of pit crews will

be allowed to cross the pit border line onto the race course to contact

car or driver. Violation will mean loss of one lap.

Cars returning to the race course from the pits while the yellow flag

is out must wait for rear end of the field in line behind the caution cars.

No pit crews may service or repair any wrecked or damaged car until

the car has been removed from racecourse.


The red flag means that race must be stopped immediately regardless

of position of cars on track. The red flag may be used if, in the

opinion of starter, the track is unsafe to continue race. Cars should

be brought to starting line if possible and kept on track proper. No

repairs of any nature or refueling will be permitted when the race is

halted due to a red flag. Any driver not obeying red flag signal at any

time shall be subject to disqualification.


Driver shall not continue in the race after getting black flag. He

must slow down and keep clear of all other cars in the race and pull

into the pits or the infield at the first opportunity for consultation.

Failure to obey black flag will result in disqualification, suspension,

and/or fine. In all races, if the hood or rear deck lid comes open, or any other

attachment is incorrectly fastened, the starter must show said car the

black flag as soon as possible; and any driver attempting to continue in

competition with the hood open will be immediately disqualified.


When the white flag is displayed it means you have started into your

last lap. No car may receive any assistance after said car has received the

white flag.


When checkered flag is displayed it means race is finished.

(Final disposition of any flag dispute will be decided by official in charge.)

When the checkered flag is given to the leader, the balance of the field

receives the checkered flag in the same lap. Finishing positions will

be paid off according to distance traveled regardless of whether the

car is still running or not. The driver receiving the checkered

flag first in any feature race must bring his car to the starting line

and remain there until released by the official in charge.


(Including passing flag). Special flags may be used at the discretion

of starter and officials, but must be fully explained to all contestants

before the races start.



Advise sit back location for drivers (bucket seat centered), this is a

safety recommendation and it should get full cooperation from all drivers

as it concerns their personal safety. Left front upright roll bar must be

metal strapped into the corner against the body, this is to insure

maximum clearance between roll bar and steering wheel.

Full floor boards mandatory. All cars must be neatly painted with

professional lettering, numbers on both sides and back deck must be

at least 18 in. high. Light coloredpaint jobs advised.

Front and rear roll bars covered with foam rubber, boxed and well

braced are mandatory. 2 inch heavy duty pipe welded by a professional

welder. Do not sacrifice the drivers safety to save a few pounds on roll bars.

Make them heavy and strong.

Doors must be bolted or welded shut, at least one half inch bolts with wing nut.

No snow tires or implement tires or any tire the officials consider harmful to the track.

The tires you run should be in excellent condition, check them often.

A quick release approved type safety belt is mandatory, both ends

of safety belt must be welded securely  or bolted to the frame.

If bolted, use no less than 3/8 in. aircraft quality bolts. The belt must

come from behind the driver and be at least 4 inches wide. It is recommended

that the safety belt clasps be secured with a heavy rubber band or tape.

Helmets and safety belts should be the best you can get, it is a small

price to pay for driver protection. Helmets and safety belts must be worn and in use any time the car is

on the track for any reason, be it warm up, trial runs, or the race.

Helmets must be accepted official makes, the best you can get.

Only hydraulic four wheel brakes in good working condition are allowed.

Your brakes will be inspected for a full pedal. (no pumping)

It is recommended that all cars have a fire extinguisher mounted

within drivers reach.

Heavy duty hubs and spindles and full floating rear ends are strongly

advised and recommended. This rule will be mandatory in the near

future, and it is a safety recommendation that should be carried out

right now. Gas tanks in all models must be moved into

the rear deck space and must be securely fastened in a safe

manner on top of the frame, but may not be moved into the driver

compartment. Fuel capacity not to exceed 20 gallons.

Gas line must run under bottom of body, neoprene tubing is recommended.

Fuel pumps must be under floor or hood of car, no glass bowls.

No rubber hose connections from fuel tank to filler spout. The filler

spout must not extend outside of body shell. Filler spout must not

be fastened to the body shell, fender, or rear deck.

A metal fire wall of not less than 20 gauge steel and securely welded

and sealed on all sides must separate driver from fuel tank and motor.

No welding allowed on steering parts, welding allowed to reinforceonly.

Bucket seats must be securely welded or bolted to the frame, use

heavy aircraft quality bolts if bolts are used.

All glass must be removed, except windshield, which must be safety glass.

Exhaust pipes must extend past cowl and driver, and outside or rear

of body. Battery can not be in rear deck, and if in drivers compartment

it must be securely boxed and covered. Under the hood is recommended.



No protests will be allowed or considered while races are in progress,

any protest will be considered only after race meet is over.

There are no partialities shown at Lebanon so you all get a fair deal.

The driver shall be the sole spokesman for his car owner and pit crew

in any and all matters pertaining to the race and must talk to the track

official in charge. Track official in charge has the right to reject

the entry of any car or driver.

Decision of race officials on interpretations of rules pertaining to

race procedure or scoring positions shall be final.

Intoxicating drinks used prior to or during any race meet is strictly

forbidden, anyone who shows any evidence of having partaken of any

alcoholic beverage will have to leave the premises immediately.

Due to the fact that we could not control unauthorized persons from

entering the pit area or signing in on cars they were not connected

with we have made the following regulations:

The pit area is only for owners, drivers, and pit crews that belong

to the race cars. It will benefit all racing personnel to keep outsiders out.

The driver shall designate who his pit crew shall be and he is responsible

for their actions at all times. There shall be no more than 5 persons

licensed to a car. The annual license fee is $5.00 per person.

The driver, and owner if the car is not owned by the driver, and up to a

total of 5 persons can be licensed to a car.

It is not necessary to license five persons, only the amount with your car.

All licenses will be numbered and signed and are not transferrable.

The license must be shown at each race meet to sign in at pit gate and

your number can only be used once at each meet.

No one shall enter the pit area without a license unless given

permission by the chief steward. The pit fee shall remain $1.00

Pit passes shall be worn in full view at all times, if you leave the

pit area you must surrender your pit pass and you can not re-enter

the pit for any reason. The race stewards are empowered

to permit deviations from any of the specifications herein set forth,

where in their opinion the safety factor is not lowered.



The off duty starter will be in charge of clearing the track after

an accident and should receive the full cooperation of all present to

clear the track and get the race re-started as quick as possible.

No car shall be allowed on track for warm up, practice, or race without

permission of starter. All cars must enter track at the starting line

for line up or any other reason, and leave the track to reenter

the pit on back stretch at the pit gate.

All drivers must be ready to compete and pull their car into line

when called. Any car and driver not in line and ready before checkered

flag drops on preceding race may be sent to the rear of the line,

or held until the next heat.  Continued abuse of this rule may result

in suspension of car. At no time will pit crew be allowed

on track. No repairs to be made on track at any time,

you must pull off track to make any repair no matter how minor.

During restart if a car needs oil, water, or any attention and pulls

off the track for any reason this car must restart in scratch position.

If a member of pit crew touches the car for any reason this car must restart

in scratch position. A driver may qualify any amount of

cars in any race meet, driver must drive last car he qualifies.

The number of cars to be qualified in each heat will be decided by

the track officials and announced before the first heat of each meet.

No driver, owner or crew member may enter pit area until he has

signed release form and complied with all other rules designated by

Lebanon Valley Speedway. No driver, owner or mechanic shall

have any claim for damages, expenses or otherwise against track

owners or promoters or track operators by reason of disqualification

or damage to car or driver or both, and they agree that the track is in

a safe and usable condition when they take part in the racing activities.

All participants are subject to Lebanon Valley Speedway rules

and regulations when on the racing premises, and when cars get away

on first warm up lap it shall be considered the start of an event.

A race may be stopped at any time at the discretion of the starter or

officials if they consider it dangerous or unsafe to continue.

When a race is stopped before the completion of one lap there shall

be a complete restart in the original positions except that the cars involved

in the accident, if any, start in the rear of the others.

Any car not driven immediately to the starting line will be considered

involved in the accident, and any car causing the race to be restarted

(such as a spin out) will be considered as involved in the accident.

When a race is stopped after the completion of one lap, cars shall

line up in the order in which they were running at the completion of

the last full lap before being stopped. Those cars involved in

the accident, if any, shall start in the rear of those not involved.

Regardless of the number of laps they have covered this rule shall

apply at all times. In the event that enough laps have been covered

for the race to be called a complete event, drivers will be scored and

paid on the positions they would have held in a restart.

When the checkered flag is given the leader or winner, the balance of

the field receives the checkered flag in the same lap, and the race

is finished. Finishing positions will be paid off according to distance

traveled regardless of whether the car is running or not.

No race shall be considered official until the official declaration of

winning positions is made by the track official in charge.



Points will not be kept for transients.

Points will be kept for the driveronly, not the cars.

Double points allowed for all races of more than 25 laps.

Point money will be paid to the drivers.

Points will be gained from feature races only.

Points will be allotted as follows:

Feature Races Only

1st Place 35 Points

2nd Place 30 Points

3rd Place 25 Points

4th Place 20 Points

5th Place 18 Points

6th Place 16 Points

7th Place 14 Points

8th Place 12 Points

9th Place 10 Points

10th Place 9 Points

11th Place 8 Points

12th Place 7 Points

13th Place 6 Points

14th Place 5 Points

15th Place 4 Points

16th Place 3 Points

17th Place 2 Points

18th Place 1 Point


Overhead V8 - 1957 or older only

American made

Sportsman, Show Stock:

Must he used in own manufacturers line, in sedan body that originally

held an overhead V8 motor.

Overhead V8 motor and body must be stock production that was

offered for sale to the general public, no special or experimental models.

Front ends must be stock.

Coil springs can not be restricted or blocked in any manner, they

must be the suspension for the car.

No buggy or leaf springs in any location.

Additional shocking allowed, sway bars or air bags allowed.

One carburetor only, 4 barrel allowed.

Motors can not be moved, must be in original mounts.

No magneto.

Quick change allowed with full floating rear end.

Any fuel allowed.

Flat heads and 6 cylinder motors American made Restrictions:

No overhead conversions of any kind.

Frames must be stock, reinforcements permitted but nothing may be cut out.

No narrowing of body.

Self starter must be in working order.

Must stay in own manufacturers line.


Magneto - Supercharger - Fuel Injection - any fuel

Channeling and Bobtailing.


This Rule book was the property of John Marchisio and used for the car driven by the original "Smoke".

#02 Smokey Joe Saldo

Team Smoke: Biagio Albertazzi owner, Mechanic John Marchisio and Biagio's son, Reno Albertazzi



Year:  1961
Driver:   1961 Rule Book.
Contributed by: John Marchisio Photo Credits:
The Back Story: 

LV rules 1961


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