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a) Any driver who does not obey the flag rules and/or race condition lighting (yellow,red,green), will be subject to disqualification.

GREEN:Start race (Green light on)
BLUE/YELLOW STRIPE:Move over, you are being overtaken
YELLOW:Caution, go slow and hold position (Yellow light on/Green light off)
RED:Danger, race stopped (Red light on/Green light off)
BLACK:Pull off track for consultation
WHITE:One lap to go
CHECKERED:End of race

b) SPECIAL FLAGS: Special Flags may be used at discretion of starter and officials, but must be fully explained to all contestants before the race starts.

c) GREEN FLAG: Before the green flag is waved by the starter at the start of a race, cars must retain position. Spartan officials may make special rulings on starts and restarts.

d) PASSING FLAG: To be discussed at driver's meeting prior to race meet.

e) YELLOW FLAG: The yellow signifies caution and the flag will be given to the first car past the starter. After the yellow flag has been displayed cars must hold position until either the green flag is again displayed or the red flag which would automatically stop the race. Cars must slow down on all yellow flags. Drivers may be penalized one lap or more for each car passed while under the yellow flag. Also any driver falling out of single file for any reason may be required to go to the rear of the field. Spartan will announce at the driver's meeting whether caution laps will be scored. Following a yellow flag, the field will be realigned according to the last completed green flag lap. Any car involved in an accident that is the cause of the yellow, except for debris, will start at the end of the field.
    (Example: Those cars involved and causing the yellow flag will be determined by Spartan officials. Cars spinning or stopping to avoid an accident or spinning after the yellow has been displayed will be allowed to restart in their position prior to the yellow as determined by Spartan officials).
No cars can stop on the track during a yellow flag caution for any reason, except when directed by Spartan officials.

f) RED FLAG: the red flag means the race must be stopped immediately regardless of the position of the cars on the track. The red flag may be used, if in the opinion of the starter the track is unsafe to continue the race. Cars should be brought to the starting line if possible and kept on the track proper. All repairs under red must be made in the pit area. Any car leaving the racing area during red will start at the rear of the field. Deviation from this rule is cause for disqualification, unless approval of Spartan officials has been given. Restarts after a red flag will be with cars in the order in which they were running on the last completed lap.

g) BLACK FLAG: Driver shall not continue in the race after getting the black flag. He must slow down and keep clear of the other cars in the race and pull into the pits or infield at the first opportunity for consultation. Disregarding black flag may result in penalty. Drivers causing unnecessary delays in the race are subject to the black flag.

h) WHITE FLAG: The white flag indicates one more lap. It's most common application is to indicate one lap to go prior to receiving the checkered flag, but is also used one lap before a green flag.

i) CHECKERED FLAG: When the checkered flag is displayed the race is officially over. When the checkered flag is given the leader, the balance of the field receives the checkered flag in the same lap. Finishing positions will be paid off according to distance traveled and order across the finish line on the final lap, regardless of whether the car is still running or not. All cars must complete last full scored lap under their own power. No cars may be pushed across the finish line.

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