Race Mishaps And Protests

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Race Mishaps And Protests

Post  OneFastRedneck on Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:35 am

Rules of the Road

Under no circumstances are you to intentionally make any contact with other cars you are racing against.

All competitors are asked to drive in a safe and fair manner, respecting rivals both on and off the track and provide each other with adequate racing room. Motor racing is primarily a non-contact sport, but of course accidental collisions will happen in the heat of the moment. If a collision does occur and you hit a fellow competitor resulting in them having an excursion or lose control, you are to wait for them to regain control and/or the position you may have taken from them in order to avoid receiving a penalty. Intentional contact however, is not permitted under any circumstances.

Avoidable Contact

Any driver who, in the opinion of the Race Officials, initiates avoidable contact with another competitor, whether or not such contact interrupts the other competitors lap times, track position or damages other competitors cars, and whether or not such actions result in actual contact, may be warned or penalized.

Unjustifiable Risk

Any driver who, in the sole opinion of the Race Official, engages in any behavior deemed to represent an unjustifiable risk or careless/reckless endangerment may be warned or penalized.

Following Too Close

If you rear-end your opponent while braking hard into a corner because you are too close to him, you risk being penalized.

You cannot "brake check" your opponent by purposely slamming on the brakes in order to damage his car or create a "get away gap" for any reason.

Rule on Passing

The responsibility of the pass is on the passing car and driver. However, the car being passed should not put either car in a detrimental situation, and should not do anything abnormal or unexpected. In most cases, slower cars should stay where they are rather than suddenly brake or veer off their normal racing line.

Blocking and Contact

Making a sudden manoeuvre off the racing line to intentionally block a competitor is not permitted and you may be warned or penalised.

Defending your position, by positioning your car to the inside (relating to the upcoming corner) is legal, but only when it is not detrimental to the attacking driver--i.e., the repositioning does not cause the driver following to have to brake/avoid a collision--in essence, a safe distance between drivers.

"Closing the door" is fine, as long as the other car's position is not already established in the corner. That is, you can cut in front of someone from the outside to the inside of a corner as long as you make no contact. Diving down underneath your opponent on his inside, and using your opponent's car as a guardrail to hold your line, is not allowed. If you are two-wide going into a turn, you must allow enough "racing room" for your opponent to keep all four wheels on the track.

The Racing Surface

Two tires and the majority of the car must always stay on the track as defined by the painted line indicating the edge of the track. Cutting corners or running wide is not permitted. Drivers found to be intentionally or persistently violating this rule will be penalised.


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Re: Race Mishaps And Protests

Post  Midnite Rider on Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:52 am

There may be a protest next week if its anything like this week was. I'm just gonna turn the other cheek this week. Evil or Very Mad



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