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2023 RACE RULES
All All-American rules will apply for both days. All cars will be inspected, make sure your car complies with current AASBD rules. A current rule book is located at the scales.
Drivers Meeting - each race morning there will be a short driver's meeting - be sure to read these rules, which are sent to each race family, before arriving to race. A copy will be available at the scales.
Handler and racer only will be allowed in the Pit and Weigh-in areas. Be race ready when your car number is called.
All cars must meet their minimum/maximum total weight for their division per All-American Rules. A 15lb. max tail and nose weight will be allowed.
All cars will receive a "nose check" - please be sure yours is good.
Car inspection will be done by the Race Director. Be sure your car is compliant with the most current AASBD Rules.
After weigh-in, all cars must be parked in the designated area until pits are clear. No exception until eliminated from the race. If you want to work on your car between heats, there is a work station set up near the scales.
No scooters, rollerblading or skateboards are allowed in the pits or impound/staging area.
No lubrications in the pits or staging area. No tools, electronics are prohibited in the impound/staging area/pits or during racing. Have car “race ready” at time of check-in. No spinning of wheels after weigh-in.
You can be weighed at random during the race.
Working on cars during the race or after elimination will be done in pits designated work stations. Torque or spindling may be done with supervision of race official or car handler from the SAME division as long as you DO NOT hold up the race. ANY change in weights or if car is taken outside pit/work station area, you must be re-scaled with a race official or someone appointed by the Race Director.
Car bodies must be fitted to the board – no overhanging the nose. Nose screws should be secured.
RACERS/HANDLERS – Be sure to listen for your number to be called to not to delay race. Lane Tickets will not be used for 2021 race. Wheel swap will be a 2-4-2 progressive swap for the Sat double & single and Sunday double and single. Help us help everyone to keep things going smoothly.
Driver and handler responsible for the correct wheel swap.
You may wipe the wheels only before rolling into the ramps. A PSBDA official will set the nose of your car and you will set the rear wheels. Once racers are set, there is to be no movement in the cars. One wheel of the car MUST be touching the red stripe in the ramps.
The car handler will take car to wheel swap area. The driver will stay in his/her pit until advised to report to their car to load in the ramps. The car handlers will load from the rear of the ramps. Please keep your time reasonable in setting the racer. Drivers will be allowed to get into race position in the ramps as follows: 30 seconds – stock and super, masters 45 sec.
With running by divisions, it is essential to have help with your racers. You need someone to pull off the racer off the track or make friends quick and work together. Racers should drive to the end of runout or cones. DO NOT STOP AT THE FINISH LINE.
PSBDA Wheel stickers will be placed on the outside of the wheel indicating proper direction – name, fronts backs, left & right & proper direction– wheel tags are available by PSBDA.
Drivers must remain in race position during the race. Anyone moving in their cars, moving the ramps, caught scooting or changing their race position or “ducking” during the course of the race will be disqualified.
Once your car has crossed the finish line and stopped, the racer is to go directly to the trailer to take kids to the top. The pullers will remove off the track as soon as possible and take to the area for the lifters to put on the trailer. Pullers are to leave the area to avoid any social distancing issues.
There will not be a break between races.
Centerline – if you cross the centerline at any time, including the run out area or hit the timers, you will be DQ. You will also be financially responsible for the costs to repair or replace the timers or damage to another’s car. Damage to an opponents wheels or car is the race family’s responsibility.
Top 4 racers in each division may be re-weighed.
Sportsmanship is expected by the racer, family members and friends.
If you should have an issue with your car or another person’s vehicle, please find an Official immediately. There are “Protest” forms available should a situation arise. Once completed, please provide to a race official. A committee of (3) will review the form and subject vehicle to provide a ruling.
Do not talk to Alicia at the Official Results table.
We are asking that the rules be followed and that we are not put in a position to have to make a decision of disqualification.