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SECTION 5
QUALIFYING AND RACE PROCEDURES:


(Friday)Gates Open:2:00 p.m.
 Hot Laps:3:45 p.m.
 Qualifying:5:00 p.m.
 Driver's Meeting:7:00 p.m.
 Racing:7:30 p.m.
   
(Sunday)Gates Open:12:00 p.m.
 Hot Laps:2:00 p.m.
 Qualifying:3:30 p.m.
 Driver's Meeting:5:30 p.m.
 Racing:6:00 p.m.


Qualifying Procedures:

a) Only one car per class may be qualified by a driver, unless permission is secured from Spartan officials.

b) Cars will be in groups according to previous week's qualifying times.

c) Maximum of 8 cars per session.

d) If there are no qualifying times from the previous week, positions will be determined by hot lap times.

e) All qualifying sessions will be a minimum of 8 laps (unless time constraints occur). Late qualifiers will receive one warm up lap plus 2 qualifying laps.

f) A driver's best lap time of the qualifying session will be his official lap time for the racing event.

g) Ties for identical fast lap times will be broken by second fastest lap time.

h) Drivers entering the track to qualify without a transponder will receive the black flag and sent to the pits for their transponder. Depending on time constraints they may then become a late qualifier or a non-qualifier.

i) Any eligible driver may drive a qualified car. Any eligible driver may transfer to a second car that has qualified for that race but must start at the rear of the field. Once the event has started switching of cars is not allowed.

j) Starting position will be determined by time trials, point system, order of registration and/or random drawing. Method used will be agreed upon by Spartan officials and will be brought to the driver's attention before race.

k) In 2010 Spartan initiated double file restarts. The leader will have his/her lane choice. Lapped cars will be placed behind lead lap cars.

l) Procedure for lining up events with no time trials (due to inclement weather or other situations) will be determined by Spartan officials and be announced as soon as the decision has been made.

m) If a car does not arrive at the track by the time qualification ends, every attempt will be made to place that car in the event. Spartan reserves the right to refuse that car owner and/or driver from competition in the event.

Race Procedures:

a) All drivers must be ready to compete in the event in which they are scheduled. It is the driver's responsibility to report to the staging area for his event. Any car that pulls off the racing surface or returns to the pit area after the initial starting line up is presented on the race surface must start at the rear of the field if they are able to continue.

b) Race may be started at starter officials discretion once the drivers have been signaled to be ready.

c) Whenever it becomes dangerous or unsafe to continue a race within the discretion of the starter or officials, a race may be stopped or declared final.

d) In the event of a caution, Spartan Speedway officials will make their best determination as to which driver caused the caution and that driver will be sent to the rear. When it is not clear as to which driver caused the caution, all involved will be sent to the rear. A driver may at their discretion, take responsibility by tapping their roof.

e) When a race is stopped before the completion of one lap, cars shall line up in their starting positions for a complete restart. In the event there are cars unable to return to their starting position, the cars in that line should move forward to fill that position. When there is an incident on the track after the leader has taken the checkered flag and crossed the finish line, the race will be declared over and the cars involved in the incident and those running behind them will be listed as finishing the race in the order they were in the previous lap.

f) Caution flag laps may count as completed laps if designated. The race will end on a green flag whenever possible. Procedures regarding caution laps and ending of race on green will be brought to the driver's attention before the race.

g) In order to ensure that the racing program will be completed, a time limit of one minute per lap will be enforced in all racing events. A race will be declared officially completed if the event has run a majority of its laps and time has expired. Every effort will be made to complete all races. Red flag situations may alter this rule on occasions. Drivers will be scored and paid by their restart position.

h) Any driver competing in a feature event must make an attempt to complete the event to receive start money.

i) A vehicle may register and compete in only one division.

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