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                                            GENERAL & SAFETY RULES 2017

GENERAL & SAFETY RULES FOR MARITIME OFF ROAD RACING SERIES 

 

Rules for events: 

Alcohol - Announce at the drivers meeting that there will be zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol for any of the drivers, navigators or track officials. If this is not abided by then it will be disqualification for the whole day. (99)

The hosting club has to deal with drinking infractions. (09)

Anyone under the age of 16 will not be allowed in a race vehicle. This applies to when the vehicle is racing. They must have proof of age. Penalty, truck is done for the day.(03)(16)

Insurance - All events must have liability insurance, ambulance or qualified medical personnel and fire units. The host club must show proof of first responders at the drivers meeting before starting the event.(99)(16)

Amended 2017 - The Insurance each club pays the Kings Co. 4x4 Club. (10)(17)

Amended 2017 - The banquet each pays $300.00 up front to the club that host the banquet and the club that host the banquet is rsponsible for collecting the money at each event. (10)(17)

Amended 2017 - The website upkeep is $40.00 to Dave Blinn. (10)(17) 

All workers doing each event must meet 15 minutes before the drivers meeting to get organized and check in with Art Hickey.(09)(16)

Valley Tire must be on every event poster. (15)

The host club is responsible to tell the driver why they a DNF. (15) 

The host club has the responsibility to host & run an event. This includes DNF`s and enforcing all the rules and record keeping.(11)

It will be left up to the host clubs whether one day or two day events will be held. (00)

You have to be registered for drags by the end of registration time. Example: Registration is from 8-9 you have to be there & registered by 9. (11)

Amended 2017 - If your BFG points events is two days the Saturday cannot start before 10 am. (Except for the Kings event) (13)(17)

Amendment 2017 - If your BFG points event is Saturday only it must start before 9 am. (17)

Sunday BFG points events, one or two day events must start before 9 am. (15)

A representative from each hosting club must be at start line of the drags and slalom to help with windows being rolled up and rocking tires. (05)  

Tow vehicles to enter free-with a maximum of 3 adults. People must be in the tow vehicle only. It is the responsibility of the host club to make sure that they inform whoever is working the gates. (02)(15)

Make sure that James Cairns has a clear parking spot for all drivers to get easy accessibility for repairs. (12) 

            

Points:

To qualify in BFG POINTS SERIES you must belong to one of the host clubs. This is to facilitate the flow of information and give more help at events to host clubs. (01)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Must compete in both slalom and drags at each event.(96)   

Trucks must make it through tech to qualify for points, drags and slalom.(04)

Each club must provide original, official race results at the end of the event to the official points statistician. (Rhonda Mills)(96/02)

- A list of vehicles and drivers.

- All original drag sheet results.

- All orginal slalom sheets results. 

BFG points are awarded as per place.(Example: first place is one point, second place is two points, third place is three points, etc.,for both drags and slalom.) The driver with the least amount of points at the end is the first place winner.(All events count)(04)

Tie Breakers - In the BFG series, the truck with the most first, second etc.(04)

No finish at an event will result in last place points.(96)

No show at an event will be assed one more than last place points against.(04)

2009 Points changes: 2 slalom point runs instead of one and one column for drags.(09)

You can miss as many events that you want and still qualify in the BFG points series.(13)

Vehicles must have a BF Goodrich Decal or Tires and a Valley Tire Decal to qualify for the points series. Decals must be highly visible.(13)

Maritime Off Road Racing Rules must apply in all events so vehicles stay in the same class in order to qualify for overall.(96)

You can only win in your registered class.(96)   

You can only register one vehicle in one class and will remain in that class all season.(96)

Classes - There has to be three trucks for a class.(04)

No bumping classes.(00)                                                          

If you have a BFG # then all points will count towards the yearend stats. (07)

All BFG numbers are from 0 to 199 and if it not used for one race season, then the number is available for the next race season. You may apply to hold the number for another season, but must do so before the last rally. You must contact official statistician (Rhonda Mills) to keep your BFG # (96/06/14).

Truck #’s - BFG POINTS TRUCKS - to display number at top right and left corner and both sides of vehicle. (door or fender), highly visible, permanently affixed. This is part of tech. This will be enforced. (01/06/14)

Penalties or Problems:

In the event of problems that occur during the year, it will be required to have one member from each club present to discuss the problem and make a decision as a group before any action can be taken. (02)

Kings County 4x4 Club has the right to settle any disputes, as they seem fair, only if the club representatives cannot settle a dispute. (96/06)

Penalties for misconduct                                                                                                                     

Minor - reprimand and lose points for that particular run, not for the whole day. 

Major - lose points for the whole event. (98/06)

Lights:   

Amended 2017 - Light operator (Art Hickey) to be paid $500.00 at each event by the hosting club. (02/06/14/17)We will now be using a Pro Tree.(12)

Penalties for Lights: DNF if any part of your truck hits Art Hickey`s finish line equipment.

Tech & Safety:   

TECH AND SAFETY MAN are to make the decisions on whether or not a vehicle can run and in what class they are to run in. They have the final say, and are not to be over ruled by a hosting club. (02)

Tech and Safety man are to be paid $100.00 each, by the host club. (Mark or Steve Gillis & Malcolm Keith) In the event both are not able to make an event the host club would like to know in advance who will be replacing them at the event. (02)

Tech and Safety - When your truck is being teched, only the driver and navigator of the truck are allowed around the vehicle.(14)  

One race grace is not applicable for safety equipment. No one race grace for points trucks. (No one race grace for safety equipment on points truck.)(12)

All classes will be teched at the beginning of each event.(00)

Helmets, neck braces and arm restraints. Each participant, in all classes must have their own at the start line or they will not be able to run. (99)

Full faced helmets and SFI Neck Braces are mandatory. (09)

Fire Extinguishers - must be in each truck within reach of both the driver and navigator. It must be fully charged, with gauge and EASILY DETACHED (00/06)

Neutral Safety Switch - All vehicles must have a neutral safety switch so that the vehicle will not start in gear. This applies to both standard and automatic transmissions. There is to be no brake pedal switches. (02)

Amended 2017 - Window Nets - Full safety nets, if doors are removed. Full enclosed door nets, which are easily removable. (01) Must adequately cover the door window and fastened securely. (13) If side windows are closed with glass you must also have window nets.(17)

Latches for window nets - A quick release or seat belt located on top corner of truck. (01)

Windshields and Firewall - Full factory OEM windshield and OEM steel firewall is recommended, if not present, then the driver and navigator must wear DOT full faced helmets and safety glasses or shields with a 3.25 rated fire suit. (00/05/09)

A complete fire suit must be worn by each BFG racer and enclosed footwear. (NOT CROCS) (08)(11)Fire suits recommended for all racers(12)  

Amended 2017 - Seat belts or Harnesses must be worn. Harnesses and race suits must be worn in Pro Stock and Modified classes, BFG points or non BFG points racers, with a minimum 5 point harness and belts do not have to be dated but must be in excellent condition. 5 point harnesses in all BFG series classes. (13/16/17)

Brakes - All vehicles must have enough brakes to hold under strain, or stop test for standard vehicles, at the discretion of the Safety officer. (01)

Callipers on front and one rear and must start with all brakes. (08)

Scatter shields - Blanket or steel bell housing or flex plate shield is mandatory for all Pro Stock and Modified vehicles. Other classes optional, but recommended. Must cover bell-housing area and be SFI approved, not homemade. (02)

Roll Bars - All BFG trucks must have roll bar cage to compete in either slalom or drags. All trucks entering the slalom event must have a roll bar. (00/06/07) Note: 4, 6, and 8 cylinder stock classes run in drags only, with no roll bar if they have a full cab of steel construction and passes tech. (04)

Modifications to any vehicles to accommodate safety issues are allowed. Example: fuel cells and roll cages. (00)

Roofs - If you don`t have a stock steel OEM roof, the roof must be made with 20 gauge steel or 3/16 aluminum and must be bolted or fastened securely. (13)

Fuel Cells - Aftermarket fuel cells/systems should be roll over secure and properly vented at the discretion of the Safety and Tech man. (02)

Batteries - must be securely fastened. (02)

Batteries must be enclosed if near or around driver if there is no firewall. (11)

Tailgates - are not required, applies to all classes. (99)                                                                          

Amended 2017 - Tow hooks - All classes are required to have tow hooks or loops, front and rear. (05/06) No chains on front because of swinging in staging lights. (17)They must be easily accessible and obvious and made out of steel.(12)

Steering wheel and shaft maybe modified for safety purposes. Example: Quick release steering wheel. (11)

No visible profanity on vehicles is allowed. (13)

Rollovers - If a truck should roll over, it must be re-tech before running again. (01)

Re-tech - The starter or officials may request to re-tech a vehicle at any time. (01)

Drags:

Drag track is to be 200 feet long by at least 60 feet wide with a minimum of 200 feet for shutdown area. They can widen it at any event only at the discretion of the safety committee. (02/06)                                                                           

All drag trees are to be set up the same way. The starting grids are to be set up by random draws. (02) The lanes for the drags will be assigned from the drag tree sheets, upper branch will be in the left lane and the lower branch will be in the right lane.(14)                                                               

Two-minute timer - Once the first truck has staged and activated the red lights, a two-minute timer for the second truck is activated. Once the two minutes are up, the truck that is staged will get a bye run. (04/06) At the discretion of the driver by may be over ruled by the host club. (Host club can overrule the driver).(12)

Amendment 2017 - Open Drags: 100% of registration money goes back to the class. (17)

Slalom:

Stakes will be must be at least two feet high. They have to be painted Day Glow Orange at least 6” on top and be highly visible. (00/06/07/11) 

Any stakes takes a two second penalty inside or out. (08)

Amendment 2017 - Other better visible aids can be used with stakes such as pylons and empty plastic barrels but not tires or hay bales that can be destructive to vehicle. (17)

Only stakes are penalties. (not pylons, barrels, hay bales, etc..)

Each club should appoint a track marshal to check for stakes that are knocked down and for trucks that are off course.(16) 

A slow and fast run must be carried out by the host club before the slalom starts. This must be enforced. (06)

Each participant gets the same amount of runs, regardless if they are points or not.

The slalom will run by classes in a staggered order at the discretion of the host club. Both runs will be in the same order. (01)

Start line - Vehicles must start out in four-wheel drive for both drags and slalom. This will be at the discretion of the starter. There will only be track officials at the start line. (00/06)

There shall be a fire extinguisher at the start line at all times. If it gets used, then it must be recharged before the next event and the hosting club pays for it. (07)

Stopwatches - There must be a stopwatch at the start line of each slalom run to be used for a backup in case of timer failure. (06)

Must have stopwatch at all events and clubs must have these. (08)

TWO STARTS ONLY - If racer brings on the stage lights, this indicates they are ready to race. Bring on a green and start times, indicates one run. (01)

Must make full stop at the end of slalom run before entering pit area or will result in a one stake penalty. (two seconds) (00)

No hot doggin after you come to a complete stop of slalom. (08)

Slalom times should be posted up somewhere at the event so that the drivers can see their times away from the time keeper. (13)

Daylight - In the event that there is not enough daylight to finish the slalom, only the classes that couldn’t complete their 2nd run, that a second time will not count.In the event that all classes are not able to finish their 2nd run, the fastest time of the day will only be judged on 1st runs only. (00/06)

Flat tires - May finish a course on a flat tire without being disqualified. (99)