General Rules

Mountain View Raceway

              To all racers that are planning to race or support Mountain View Raceway, if you have any questions or concerns please contact us! You can call or text (423)-507-4061, or reach us by email mtnviewraceway18@yahoo.com.

              We are working as hard as we can to get Mountain View Raceway opened up! We have not yet determined the exact opening date. Keep up with us on Facebook or feel free to stop by the track to see the progress that is going on. We are planning on having several practice sessions to ensure that opening night is exciting for the fans and the drivers! The dates will be posted as soon as possible.

              General rules and class rules are now posted on our website. A lot of research, phone calls and meetings have been held with Racers, Chassis Builders, Engine Builders and other track owners to create these rules. Our motive behind these 2018 rules is to make them fair, affordable and efficient. TECH will be a big part of each race night. If you have any questions please contact us.

              We will run a total of 10 classes. We will be alternating 5 classes every other weekend. Week #1 will be as follows: Crate, Sportsman, Thunder, Open Wheel and Dwarf cars. Week #2 will be as follows: Steelhead, Super Street, Modified Street, Hot Shot FWD and Mod Lites. We will also consider adding special classes once a month.

              We understand that other tracks will be up and racing before us. Out of respect for other tracks, please do not let us hold you up from supporting your local track. We are working feverishly to open, but it needs to be understood that there is still a long way to go and it may not be open until early to mid-summer.

              The effort that the Hampton family has put into rebuilding the facility has been nothing short of amazing. Having a set of owners that want to see racing around this area strive is a positive for all of us involved.

              Thanks again to everyone that is making this possible. If you are interested in advertising your business or sponsoring a race night please contact Duke Lowe via track phone number.

              Mountain View Raceway looks forward to bringing back racing the way it should be. See you soon at Mountain View Raceway!

 

 

Mountain View Raceway

 

        GENERAL TRACK RULES

  1. It is mandatory for all persons entering a restricted area of the track to read and execute all pertinent waivers and releases.

  2. These rules and/or regulations set forth do not express or imply warranty of safety.

  3. The pit area has a 5 mph maximum speed limit and will be strictly enforced at all times, 4 wheelers and cars alike.

  4. All person(s) under the age of 14 will be allowed in the pits, but recommended to go to grandstands. All parents will be responsible for their kids actions at all times, safety always comes first and needs to be understood how dangerous the pits can be.

  5. Firearms are prohibited on the track property, except for working security and law enforcement.

  6. No alcoholic beverages or controlled substances will be allowed on property. Offenders will be asked to leave immediately, no questions asked. Any driver caught being intoxicated while racing will be suspended for life.

  7. Any driver exiting a race vehicle on the racetrack unless directed to do so by the track official or in the response to an emergency is subject to disqualification and lose all monies for the event. ROUGH DRIVING, FIGHTING and/or RETALIATION with your vehicle will not be tolerated and will be subjected to severe suspensions. Safety is our #1 goal and these actions will not be tolerated.

  8. All drivers are responsible for the conduct of their crew members and their associates. If any crew member is involved in an altercation of any kind, the driver and team is subject to the same penalties. Keep control of your crew members.

  9. Cars are subject to inspection by officials at any time.

  10. Injuries incurred at the track must be reported to the office prior to leaving the track premises. Failure to do so will result in denial of insurance claim.

  11. All drivers must be ready to compete in their scheduled event. Any driver late for qualifying will qualify last and only get 1 lap. Any car arriving after time trials will start last in the heat race and/or feature race if there is no heat race for the specific class. Car must be inspected before allowed on the track. Cars will need to be brought to the scale house after signing in at the beginning of the night. No car will be allowed on the track without the approved inspection sticker.

  12. The track reserves the right to invert qualifiers and/ or add weight for competition purposes.

  13. WEEKLY POINTS ONLY: Any driver winning 2 features in a row will be started in no better than 3rd position, 3 feature wins in a row starts no better than 6th position, 4 feature wins in a row starts LAST in the driver’s next attempted feature event.

  14. All events are scored in relation to the lead car. Scoring protests must be registered within 5 minutes of will be the decision of the track and which classes to be utilized in.

  15. Cars not responding to the BLACK FLAG and are not getting in their directed position will not be scored or paid.

  16. Race will be official if the time limit expires or laps completed. Laps may be cut due to time limit.

  17. NO RADIOS are permitted.

  18. RACECEIVERS ARE MANDATORY (Frequency 454.000) ANYTIME YOU ARE ON THE RACE TRACK. If you do not have a raceceiver or it does not work, you will be black flagged; no radio no race.

  19. Any car causing 2 caution flags in the heat race or feature will be done for that race,

  20. CALLS: If the leader is spun, car that caused the contact will go to the rear.

  21. If there is a spin or a wreck, the cars that the yellow flag was called for will go to the REAR. If it is deemed that another car hit and caused the spin, that car shall go to the rear.

  22. Intentional Wrecking: Any driver intentionally running into another car will be BLACK FLAGGED and DISQUALIFIED from the event and will be subject to disciplinary action, and will forfeit all monies earned that night.

  23. Rough Driving: Rough driving will not be tolerated. The general rule is car causing the caution will be moved to the rear of the field as directed by the race director or track official. If there are cars that are more than 1 lap down, the cars involved may be moved to the rear also. Non-incidental contact between drivers due to one car driving wreckless and/or out of control will be subject to a black flag. Drivers need to be courteous, when your car is not handling right or damaged to the point where it is unsafe to drive then please pull off the track, don’t risk damaging other cars.

  24. Three courtesy laps will be given for a flat tire under caution. There will be a hot pit area for changing tires and or fixing damage. Track will use common sense during this period. If driver goes to their pit area under caution, driver is finished for the competition.

  25. Fuel in all classes will be GAS only: E-85 OK: No Nitrous allowed. Open Wheel Modified ONLY are allowed to run alcohol.

  26. A driver may only compete in 1 race event per event unless otherwise approved by the race director.

  27. Any driver deemed illegal for the heat race can start on the rear of the feature after making the correct changes and passed the inspection by tech.

  28. Driver changes during a nights’ event must be approved by the race director and before said event. If driver change happens after the heats or qualifying then car must start in rear.

  29. A driver cannot change cars after the start of an event unless approved by the race director.

  30. Weekly Points will be paid to the Driver. Track will audit and post points during the race season.

  31. Money from the nights’ event will be paid to the person of record on file at the track office. All required forms must be executed before money will be released. Driver only will be allowed to collect monies for the night. Transponders must be returned before monies will be released.

  32. Personal vehicles: Other than those towing a racecar, track workers, and safety personnel, will not be allowed in the pit area.

  33. ATV’s are allowed in the pit area. All ATV’s must adhere to all pit speed limits (5 mph) and safety regulations set forth by Mountain View Raceway. Anyone operating an ATV outside these guidelines will forfeit their ATV privileges and said ATV will be removed from the property for the night.

  34. Drivers competing in crate or steel head late model classes will not be allowed to compete in a lower class unless approved by the race director.

  35. Top 3 in heats and features will be weighed and tires punched. All cars will be checked after qualifying, all weights posted will be final and no burn-off allowed.

  36. No mirrors allowed in ANY class.

 

PENALTIES:

  1. Rough Driving: 1st offense- disqualified for the night; 2nd offense- disqualified for the night and 2-week suspension; 3rd offense- disqualified for 12 calendar months. If a driver uses their racecar to ram or hit another competitor’s car, the driver will be disqualified and escorted off the property immediately. Suspension will be at the discretion of the track. DRIVERS: THIS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

  2. Fighting: aggressor will be escorted from the raceway and disqualified for the remainder of the night. Any driver/ crew member entering another competitor’s pits will be deemed the aggressor. If fight happens outside both competitors’ pits, both parties will be deemed the aggressor and will be suspended for a minimum of 2 weeks or up to 6 weeks; 2nd offense- suspended for 12 calendar months and up to a lifetime suspension. Any competitor/ crew member using a WEAPON OF ANY TYPE, RACHET, TIREBAR, ETC. will be suspended and permanently banned from the property for life.

  3. Any person using abusive language or physically abusing any track official or safety personnel will be suspended permanently. If there is a problem with another competitor and/or an official, please notify the race director. All racers will respect each other and their property, no cussing around kids or physical altercations will be accepted in any form or fashion. You will be asked to leave the premises immediately.

  4. Mountain View Raceway Reserves the right to increase or decrease penalties based on the severity of any incident.

 

Conclusion:

Many Calls made by officials during a race event are judgement calls and are made based on information at hand during the event. Judgement calls may not be appealed and are not subject to review or change after a race event. Any driver or crew member who comes to the press box during a race to dispute a call will be disqualified form that night’s event. Please wait until after the event, we will be glad to discuss the issue in a calm manner.

 

2018 FIGHTING/ MISCONDUCT PENALTIES:

For the 2018 racing season, Mountain View Raceway has entered into an alliance with other East Tennessee racetracks- Volunteer Speedway, Tazwell Speedway, I-75 Speedway, Boyd’s Speedway, Crossville Speedway, and Wartburg Speedway- regarding penalties assessed at the respective tracks pertaining to fighting and misconduct involving competitors: such as deliberately ramming into another racecar either on or off the track and fighting.

Anyone/everyone (driver/crew member/ fans)involved in an incident which results in violent physical contact (throwing punches/ wrestling) will be suspended. The time frame for a first offense is a minimum of 2 weeks or more, unless further time is deemed warranted at the track’s discretion. While you are under suspension, you will be suspended by ALL ALLIANCE- PARTICIPATING TRACKS under this mutual agreement for the set amount of time handed out. In other words, you will not be permitted to race anywhere in EAST TENNESSEE.

If you enter someone’s pit and start a fight, you will be gone. Period. You will be suspended………Each track will make a judgement call regarding individuals involved and suspensions. If a fight takes place away from both parties pit areas, everyone involved is considered guilty and will be subject to the same disciplinary action.

All tracks entered into this alliance related to fighting and misconduct in hopes to let everyone know that physical violence will not be tolerated. Anyone/everyone (driver/ crew member/ fans) need to seriously think before getting into any confrontations at tracks, because anyone/ everyone involved in fighting or misconduct will suffer the consequences (suspension and possibly monetary fines before once again being allowed to compete).

 

PROTEST:

ONLY TOP 3 finishers in feature event will be allowed to protest.

3rd place may only protest 2nd

2nd may protest 1st and counter protest 3rd

1st may counter protest 2nd

Track has the right to protest any car at any time.

The driver must lodge protest immediately upon crossing scales. Money must be paid at that time. Once driver leaves scales, results are final.

Driver must have exact money and state exact protest. At that time driver being protested has 5 minutes to counter protest and decide whether they accept or deny protest. If they refuse protest, driver will be deemed illegal for the event and lose all monies and points for that event.

If found illegal or refuse teardown, 1st offense-lose monies and points for the night; 2nd offense- lose monies and points for the night as well as a 2 race suspension; 3rd offense- lose monies and points for the night as well as a 6 race suspension.

During protest/teardown, all technical specifications will be inspected and enforced.

1 person from each team involved will be allowed in tech area only, unless granted permission by race director or tech inspector only.

Tear down will take place the night of the event. Exception is crate motors. All monies will be held until teardown is complete.

 

PROTEST FEES:

STEEL HEAD LATE MODELS:

$1,000.00 Complete tear down, intake to oil pan, TRACK RETAINS $200.00

$600.00 Remove one head, check head, bore and stroke, TRACK RETAINS $200.00

$250.00 Check cubic in. (P&G) TRACK RETAINS $100.00

 

CRATE LATE MODELS:

Crate late models will go by Nesmith engine rules, must have GM approved seals. These rules can be found at www.nesmithracing.com.

Crate motors must be sealed. 1 designated person from protesting team will be allowed to watch removal of engine. Motor will be impounded and taken to a certified engine builder for inspection. Engine builder will be paid out of protest money.

$1,000.00 Complete inspection intake to oil pan, 604 & 602 , TRACK RETAINS $200.00

$250.00 Check cubic in. (P&G) TRACK RETAINS $100.00

 

SPORTSMAN/ SUPER STREET:

$1,000.00 Complete inspection intake to oil pan, TRACK RETAINS $200.00

$600.00 Remove 1 head, check head, valves, bore and stroke, TRACK RETAINS $200.00

$250.00 Check cubic in. (P&G) TRACK RETAINS $100.00

TECH FEE FOR, 602 AND 604, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM PROTEST FEE

Any other engine will be teched at track.

Track reserves the right on any tear down to take engine to a different engine builder to inspect engine further. Mountain View Raceway wants to be fair to all competitors and if a discrepancy is found and not 100% clear, a second opinion may be in order to make the correct ruling.

 

 

 

MODIFIED STREET/ THUNDER:

$800.00 (MOD STREET) Complete tear down, intake to oil pan, TRACK RETAINS $200.00

$600.00 (THUNDER) Complete tear down, intake to oil pan, TRACK RETAINS $200.00

$400.00 Remove 1 head, check head, valves, bore and stroke, cam and lifters, anything else that is visible, TRACK RETAINS $100.00

$100.00 Pull intake only to check cam, TRACK RETAINS $50.00

$50.00 Visual protest, must specify area being protested, TRACK RETAINS $50.00

 

SAFETY RULES:

All competitors will be required to bring their cars to tech area to be inspected for safety and legality of rules after signing in for their respected classes before the start of the event. You must have an approved sticker with weight being claimed, showing car is legal for that class or car will not be allowed on track. Car must be 100% legal for that class or car will be asked to move up to the next class. If person is unsure of legality, please call before you haul, there will be NO one week grace period. You must be 100% legal. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  1. Driver must have complete drivers fire suit worn at all times on track.

  2. Helmets must meet all ANSI specifications, no cracks.

  3. No less than 4-point safety harness (5-point recommended). Belts must have manufacturer tags and must be in date by 3 years. Any belts with no date tags will be deemed illegal. OLDER BELTS MUST BE INSPECTED AND APPROVED BY TRACK FOR SAFETY.

  4. No bars outside of car. No screws or body bolts pointed to the outside, or sharp objects outside of car. If car is found to be blatantly trying to cut tires down, car will be disqualified for the event.

  5. Factory aluminum racing seats only, no plastic or fiberglass.

  6. All ballast weight will be inspected, must be bolted in with no less than ½ in. bolts or weight clamps. Must be painted white with car number on it. Any driver losing a piece of lead because of not being properly secure will be disqualified from the event.

  7. All cars must have no less than 3 window bars.

  8. All thunder and modified street cars must have 1 drive shaft loop recommended, having 2 is preferred.

  9. Window nets are optional but recommended, sprint car type v-style allowed.

  10. Battery must be in a box and securely bolted or welded.

  11. All cars must have a working fire extinguisher.

ALL CARS WILL BE INSPECTED BEFORE GOING ONTO TRACK, ANY CAR DEEMED UNSAFE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON TRACK, DECISION OF TRACK OFFICIALS WILL BE FINAL

 

TRANSPONDERS:

IT WILL BE THE DRIVERS RESPONSIBILITY TO RENT A TRANSPONDER FOR THE EVENT. THERE WILL BE A RENTAL FEE FOR THE EVENT. POUCHES WILL BE SOLD AT TRACK FOR $15.00. TRANSPONDERS WILL BE MOUNTED ON THE RIGHT REAR AXLE TUBE FACING TOWARD THE REAR OF THE CAR WITH PLASTIC TIES. A DRIVERS LICENSE WILL BE REQUIRED TO RENT A TRANSPONDER AND WILL BE HELD UNTIL TRANSPONDER IS RETURNED. THE TRANSPONDER FOR THAT DRIVER WILL BE RETURNED BEFORE CAR/ DRIVER WILL RECEIVE ANY PAY. IF TRANSPONDER IS NOT RETURNED, CAR AND DRIVER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETURN UNTIL SITUATION IS RESOLVED, NO EXCEPTIONS.

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