GENERAL TRACK RULES
ANY PERSON WHO ENTERS THE PIT AREA MUST BUY A PIT PASS AND SIGN THE CORRECT INSURANCE PAPERS!
Adults must sign adult insurance waiver, minors (under 18 years) must sign minor report and have a parental consent/minor release form completed and signed by parent only or they will not enter the pit area!
(If anyone is caught in the pit area without a pit pass and having signed the insurance waiver, he/she will be barred
from the track!)
ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES CONSUMED IN PITS DURING THE RACES. ABSOLUTELY NO
ILLEGAL DRUGS or UNDER AGE DRINKING ON THUNDER HILL SPEEDWAY GROUNDS! VIOLATORS WILL BE REPORTED AND BARRED FROM THE SPEEDWAY!
KART NUMBERS: DRIVERS WHO RACED AT THUNDER HILL IN 2011 WILL BE GIVEN FIRST CHANCE AT THEIR OLD NUMBER, IF THEY ARE IN
THE SAME CLASS THEY RACED IN 2011. ALSO, WE PREFER ONE OR TWO DIGIT NUMBERS, AND SUGGEST RACERS DO NOT USE LETTERS. IF YOU HAVE NOT RACED AT THUNDER HILL, PLEASE CALL TO SEE IF NUMBER YOU WANT IS AVAILABLE OR IS ALREADY BEING USED.
RESERVED PIT PARKING SPOTS WILL BE SOLD (IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE) AS YOU ENTER THE PITS AT THE FIRST SCHEDULED RACE.
2010 RACERS WILL BE GIVEN FIRST CHANCE TO BUY THEIR 2011 SPOT in 2012.
EACH CLASS WILL RACE (2) 8-10 LAP HEAT RACES AND (1) 12-15 LAP (depending on class & time) FEATURE EVENT. LAP #’S MAY CHANGE DURING SPECIAL EVENTS.
CUT- OFF TIME FOR DRAW IS 5:45. DRIVERS WHO DO NOT DRAW BY 5:45 WILL START IN THE BACK OF BOTH OF THEIR HEATS.
HOT LAPS PRIOR TO RACES.
NOTE: ANYONE DRIVING A KART ON THE TRACK AT ANY TIME MUST BE WEARING ALL REQUIRED SAFETY GEAR! (full face helmet with shield closed, padded neck collar, gloves, abrasion resistant jacket, (fire resistant suit in all Winged Outlaw classes required), full length pants, race shoes or motocross boots for quads).
YOUR KART MUST HAVE FOUR NUMBER PANELS (front, back, sides) OF CONTRASTING COLORS OR YOUR KART WILL NOT BE SCORED, WING KARTS MUST HAVE #'S IN CONTRASTING COLOR ON HOOD, TAIL AND WING THAT ARE CLEARLY VISIBLE TO SCORERS OR YOU WILL NOT BE SCORED!
*All helmets used at Thunder Hill events in 2012 must be full coverage designed for competitive motorsports use complying at Snell 2005, SFI ratings 24.1 (youth), 31.1, 31.1a, 41.1, 41.1a or newer standards. (Required by our Insurance carrier)
THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY DRIVERS MEETING AFTER HOT LAPS, ALL DRIVERS MUST ATTEND!
ALL RACERS MUST BE LINED UP AND READY TO RACE IN THE TRACK ENTRANCE AREA PRIOR TO THEIR RACE. DO NOT BE ON GRID IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE NEXT RACE!
AFTER EACH HEAT RACE, THE TOP THREE FINISHERS MUST WEIGH . AFTER THE FEATURE THE TOP FIVE MUST WEIGH, AND THE TOP
3-5 WILL GO TO THE IMPOUND AREA.
All Flat kart classes:
THUNDER HILL RECOMMENDS KEEPING SMALL CHILDREN OUT OF THE PIT AREA TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY. ANY SMALL CHILDREN THAT ARE IN THE PIT AREA MUST BE ATTENDED BY THEIR PARENTS AT ALL TIMES.
*This first page contains rules and classes specific to Thunder Hill Speedway and may be explained in more detail throughout the rules.
Portions of these rules were taken from the IKF Tech Manual
Arrive at track. Pay admission and sign proper insurance papers. Ask about correct pit parking spots. Go to tech shed and register kart/quad and driver in correct class. Draw number and you will be registered to race. May use scale to check competition weight of your kart. May need to go through safety inspection. Hot laps will begin at approximately 5:45pm. Race Order of classes will be on board by track entrance. Hot laps will be ran same as race order. Each class will be given approx. 3-5 hot laps. Drivers meeting will be at line up board by concession stand after hotlaps. All drivers and parents must attend drivers meeting. Racing will begin at 6:30 pm. Check the line up board and make sure you know where you start for each of your races. All racers must be lined up in the hot grid area at the track entrance, when you are next up to race. Be prepared or you may miss your race! When your class enters the track you may be asked to stop by the flagman to line up if you are not already. When in the correct order, you will then take 1-2 pace laps. The flagman will shut off the yellow light on the back stretch during your rolling pace lap, this indicates you will receive the green flag to start the race coming out of turn 4 if everyone is in order. Stay in line and do not start racing until the green flag/light is displayed. When the green is given you may pass before the flagstand, but not before or you will be charged with jumping the start and penalized. The flags used will be as follows:
green flag - GO! Begin racing.
yellow flag - This means there has been an accident or other reason to interrupt the race. When the yellow flag/light comes, slow down and hold your position, look ahead for accident! You may be asked to slow or stop on the front stretch to be lined up in the correct order.
red flag - This means something major has happened (usually accident) and you should stop as soon as you are in a safe position to do so! Look ahead for accident! You will be re-lined up to resume race.
white flag - This means there is one lap left in the race.
checkered flag - This is the end of the race. Always go past the checkered flag and take one more cool down lap before exiting track.
black flag - This may be rolled up and pointed at you if you are driving dirty, this is a warning to clean up your driving. If this flag is waived at you, this means you are disqualified from the event, you should exit the track safely as soon as you can.
blue w/yellow stripe flag - This is the move over flag and means you are going to be passed by the leader of the race and possibly other faster karts. when you see this you should maintain your line on the track and let the faster karts pass. Do not race these faster karts.
In addition to the flags we also have green, yellow and red lights. Always be looking ahead and pay attention to the flags, lights and your competitors. Respect your fellow competitors and give them room to race. Anyone driving reckless or intentionally blocking, drifting or cutting off a competitor may be black flagged! If you spin out on the track, you need to safely get going again, because the yellow flag will not come out unless absolutely necessary. If the yellow does come out for you, you will go to the back of the pack!
RESTARTS: During a caution period, any competitor who needs to work on their kart will have a max. of 3 laps to do so in the designated
work area of run-off area. Any driver causing two cautions will be DQ’d. If you work on your kart you may be lined up at the rear of the field.
POST RACE WEIGH IN AND TECH: The top 3 in each heat race and the top 5 in each feature must weigh at the scale (kart and driver)
immediately. If you do not weigh or do not meet the min. wt. for your class, you will be DQ’d. The top 3 may be teched after any feature
event, the track also has the option to tech any competitor for engine legality after any event, this includes RESTRICTOR PLATES!
POINTS: Points will be awarded for feature events only, if a competitor cannot start feature event they will still receive last place points.
A person DQ’d for a rules violation will receive no points for that event and cannot use this race as a throw out event towards season points.
A person receiving a black flag in a heat race will get no points towards feature line up from that event and a person receiving the black flag in a feature event will receive last place points.
PENALTIES AND CONDUCT: Drivers will be responsible for themselves and their crews even when the driver is racing. Any misconduct
will be chargeable directly to the driver. Anyone at anytime can be penalized or removed from the Thunder Hill Speedway premises for
misconduct. There will be zero tolerance with this. Thunder Hill Speedway promotes a positive, safe environment for all fans and competitors.
Any person who uses foul language, complains to official during event or threatens someone will be removed or other penalty at the discretion
of the official. THE DECISIONS OF THE OFFICIALS IS FINAL AND NON-NEGOTIABLE. If you want to speak to an official in a mature manner,
THIS IS A REVISED VERSION OF RULES. THUNDER HILL SPEEDWAY FOLLOWS ENGINE & CHASSIS SPEC GUIDELINES AS IN THE
I.K.F. NATIONAL RULES FOR THE REGULAR SPEEDWAY KARTS. THUNDER HILL SPEEDWAY ALSO FOLLOWS THE CHASSIS SPECS
SET BY ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS Q.R.C. WINGED OUTLAW KARTS. THUNDER HILL SPEEDWAY HAS NO AFFILIATION WITH IKF
OR QRC. DO NOT ASSUME SOMETHING IS LEGAL BECAUSE IT IS NOT WRITTEN IN THESE RULES. CONTACT THS IF YOU ARE IN
QUESTION, THS OFFICIALS DO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO JUDGE THE LEGALITY OR CONDUCT OF ANY PARTICIPANT AND/OR
EQUIPMENT USED AT THUNDER HILL SPEEDWAY!