FOREWORD These rules are the result of considerable study of
other organizations' rules and advice from veteran
These rules are the result of considerable study of other organizations' rules and
advice from veterandrivers 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.
OFFlCIAL FLAG RULES
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.
BLUE FLAG WITH YELLOW STRIPE OR MARKER - For passing
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.
CHECKERED FLAG-End of race.
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
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.
SAFETY RULES FOR ALL CARS
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
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.
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
|Driver: 1961 Rule Book.|
|Contributed by: John Marchisio||Photo Credits:|
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