Rules and Regulations

PALMYRA DRAGWAY RULES AND REGULATIONS

 PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THESE REGULATIONS.

 

THE MEETING DIRECTOR’S DECISION IS FINAL!

NO ALCOHOL IN THE OPEN PIT AREA WHILST A RACE MEETING IS IN PROGRESS

 

SANCTION:  THIS EVENT IS SANCTIONED BY THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRAG RACING ASSOCIATION, AND ALL RACING WILL BE CONDUCTED UNDER THE CURRENT A.N.D.R.A. GUIDELINES AND RULES.   ALL ENTRY FEES FOR PERMANENT LICENCE HOLDERS INCLUDE ANDRA CATEGORY 1 PERSONAL ACCIDENT & ANDRA INSURANCE LEVIES, CATEGORY 2 PERSONAL ACCIDENT FEE APPLICABLE TO DAY LICENCE HOLDERS.

NON-ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES: Palmyra Dragway (Palmyra Drag RacingClub Inc) reserves the right to refuse any entry without any reason being given.

QUALIFYING: Qualifying sessions as per bracket sessions.  No out of session qualifying passes.  Qualifying limited to the first three passes and will close at a preset time; there will be no further qualifying past the set finishing time.

PRIZE MONEY:  All Prize Money at Palmyra Dragway is paid out at the presentation of trophies ONLY, either you or a member of your crew is to come to the presentation to receive trophy and money.

POWER & POWER CORDS:  No power available at track. Bring generator for power.  QLD’s Occupational Health and Safety regulations require that all power cords in “traffic areas” cannot be run across the ground or across road- ways unless, they are protected by Australian Safety Standard covers.  All power leads and electrical tools must bear a current approval tag. Leads and tools not complying with the above will be disconnected and removed immediately.

SCRUTINEERING: ALL vehicles reporting to scrutineering must be race ready, with appropriate credentials, helmets, fire suits, parachutes and any other equipment as required under their ANDRA regulations, those with chutes must be prepared to deploy it at Scrutineering.

ALCOHOL / DRUGS:  ANY participant and or crew found partaking of alcohol or other illegal substances whilst participating in a race event will face immediate disqualification from that event and immediate loss of license. Random Breath testing may occur at any time during the Event

SPEED LIMITS:  A 20 kph speed limit is applicable in the paddock areas and on the return road.  These limits are in place at all times, including after racing hours.  Any competitor or their crew found exceeding the speed limits may be excluded from the event.

TOW VEHICLES/START LINE AREA:  Unless children under the age of 14 are in the company of a Junior Dragster vehicle they will not be permitted on the start line and must be confined within the tow vehicle.  Passengers in tow cars MUST be seated inside the vehicle. Headlights to be turned off on return road heading to paddock. Helmets must be worn on all Quad Bikes/ATVs. No person is to be in back of ute while vehicle is under power. No sitting/standing in open vehicle doorways while vehicle is under power. Must be completely inside the vehicle.

OFFICIALS:  Competitors are reminded that all Officials at Palmyra Dragway are volunteers; any racer abusing an Official of this Raceway will face IMMEDIATE tribunal proceedings which could cause the loss of your license to participate at future events for a set period of time, depending on the outcome of their hearing

BRAKING AREA/RETURN ROAD:  It is the responsibility of the competitors to clear the braking area in the shortest possible time.  All vehicles should endeavour to turn left into the pick-up area before stopping.  LANE 2 must give way to LANE 1, no stopping on track.  Vehicles with mechanical damage should move to the return road area prior to inspection to allow meeting to continue. If during the race you think your car has broken and might be leaking fluid onto the Race Surface, please leave the surface immediately (IF POSSIBLE) and drive on the grassed areas at each side of the track… Full lights can be used in the holding area.  Park Lights ONLY to be used on the return road.

PADDOCK AREAS:  Due to Insurance reasons all drag strips will now be introducing the term Paddock Area instead of Pit area. Paddock area is an international terminology that refers to the area where you park and work on your vehicle between runs.  Competitors must use areas allocated for their particular bracket, to assist their officials in assembling brackets.  ALL TRAIL ERS (except Workshop) types, excess vehicles and trucks must be parked in the trailer park.

WITHDRAWAL FROM MEETING:  Any competitors unable to continue in competition must immediately advise the control tower enabling alternative qualifiers to be seeded into the brackets.

STARTLINE CREW:  Crew must be in uniform, closed in shoes must be worn at all times from the start of qualifying including in the paddock (no thongs permitted).

START LINE:  All vehicles must start under their own power.

STARTERS HANDS:  Once a Racer has crossed the white line before the burnout pad, they are deemed in the hands of the starter.

STAGING/SANDBAGGING: “Once a vehicle reaches the front of the staging lanes for a run, it must be prepared to fire and race as directed by the starter. In order to be a legitimate race winner, a contestant’s vehicle must start, stage under its own engine power and receive the start. This rule also applies to single runs. A reasonable amount of time will be allowed for drivers or riders to stage, with that determination being at the sole and absolute discretion of the Starter. Failure to stage upon the starter’s instructions is possible grounds for disqualification. If a competitor has failed to stage within twenty seconds of his or her opponent being permitted to do so, then that competitor may be adjudged to be “sandbagging”, and the starter may initiate the starting sequence, at his/her discretion. The non-staged competitor is disqualified, and no further penalty shall be exacted. The application or use of any device, apart from visual observation of track equipment, that permits the driver to gauge the position of the vehicle in relation to the start line, or independently initiates the start, is prohibited. All staging must be carried out in a forward direction, reverse staging will result in disqualification. Deep staging is prohibited in Group Four competition.”

RACING:  Racing will cease when the red lights on the bottom of the tree are flashing.

NO RACING:  After the last M P H Beam.

PARACHUTES:  MUST be deployed at the first M.P.H. beam.

BURNOUTS: Water Burnouts/Static Burnouts on the concrete pads ONLY.  No hand held burnouts. All vehicles fitted with street rubber are definitely not allowed to burn out across the start line.

SAFETY: ALL competitors must have the ANDRA required clothing for their class. Street racers should have long clothing, shoes, helmet and a minimum lap sash seat belt.  All Bike riders that are capable of running under 10.50ET must wear all appropriate safety gear as per ANDRA rule book, or their Injured Drivers Fund is invalid.

DRIVERS BRIEFING:  All drivers and riders must attend the briefing at the time specified; NO engines are to be run during this time.

WASTE OIL:  Due to environmental regulations and the difficulty of disposing of contaminated oil, at all events at Palmyra Dragway there will be NO oil drums located in the Paddock areas and all competitors must take their waste oil home with them. We also remind you that it is a serious offence to dump oil on the ground or in a drain of any sort.  Any person found dumping oil on Palmyra Dragway property will be disqualified and reported to the appropriate environmental authorities.

STANDING REGULATIONS:  It is the responsibility of the Driver / Rider / Entrant to acquaint themselves with these regulations and any sup regs of the particular meeting. A competitor or entrant, who breaks these regulations, may be disqualified. Entrants are reminded that their crew are their responsibility, Competitors could be penalised for the actions of their Crews.  If you have any problems or complaints during a meeting, please direct those to the MEETING DIRECTOR – and not the TOWER STAFF, any official can point you in the direction of the Meeting Director.

TESTING:  Licensing passes and testing to be done during racing is the meeting directors’ decision.  If time permits testing can be done after all racing finals are completed.

MININUM BRACKET NUMBERS:  All brackets except Juniors MUST have a minimum of 8 competitors to qualifying for full prize money (if available), trophies and points. A minimum of 4 competitors up to 7 competitors must qualifying and are racing for trophies and points only (NO prize money)