2017 DIAMOND PARK SPEEDWAY GENERAL
POLICY.....If less than six (6) races have been completed before the
races are called, your tickets and pit passes will be honored at the
next regular scheduled race meet. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE
GIVEN. Six (6) races are considered a complete program of racing.
After those six (6) races, no refunds will be given and no tickets
or pit passes will be honored for the next race night. If the
weather looks bad and you are in doubt if we will race or not, check
our website. www.diamondparkspeedway.com OR OUR FACEBOOK PAGE,
DIAMONDPARKSPEEDWAY or you may email us at
RACE RECEIVERS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL CLASSES AND WILL BE ENFORCED!
PROTEST POLICY.....A protest will be allowed in each feature race
only and whoever protests must have been a participant for the three
(3) previous weeks of racing. Drivers in that race must finish 10th
place or better to protest. Each driver is allowed to protest only
one car per night, and can only protest a car finishing in a higher
position. Anything found illegal during protest will be illegal.
Protest must be made by driver at the end of the feature race at the
flag stand before being weighed. Only the top 10 finishers of the
Feature Race will be allowed to protest. In the event that more than
one driver wants to protest the same car, the driver that gets money
to the flag stand first will have the right to do the protesting.
More than one protest is allowed after each feature race as long as
it is on another car. Two cars CAN NOT protest the same car. Points
will remain the same, 2nd place will collect 1st place points and so
on. Driver must furnish tools. Driver and pit crew of protested car,
up to four (4) people, are allowed on the track during the tear
down, and protesting car can bring two (2) people. Cars found
illegal will forfeit winnings for the night and all points for the
season. Cars found illegal twice will forfeit winnings for the night
and all points for the season. Third time offenders will be made to
move up in class until the points season is over. Any un-sportsman
like conduct can be grounds for disqualification of protest on
either side. Tech official shall have a maximum of 72 hours to
identify any questionable parts. All decisions will be made by the
tech official and will be final. IF YOU CANNOT AGREE WITH
THIS.....DO NOT PROTEST. Read the FACTORY STOCK PROTEST RULES FOR
2017 DIAMOND PARK SPEEDWAY RACING RULES
1. Roll bars are required on all cars. No screw joint fittings
allowed. The minimum requirements for all roll bars on all cars
shall be an "A" shaped affair, constructed of at least 1 1/2 inch O.D. pipe with bars running from upper right corner to lower left
corner and just the opposite on the other side of car forming "X" as
viewed from front to rear. There must also be a cross bar on top to
complete a caged affair around the driver. All roll bar pipes must
be at least 1/8 inch in thickness, and must have an additional
support extending from rear upright to rear position of frame. No
concrete reinforcement steel may be used. All welds must have
gussets. All of the above is required for maximum safety for
2. All cars must be equipped with ignition switch
accessible to driver at all times.
3. All cars must have gas tanks
of heavy duty construction and must be securely fastened to frames.
4. All cars must have one shock per wheel and have two working
5. All seats must be welded to frame or bolted through floor
6. Racing seat only. Must be bolted solid.
hinged body parts must be securely fastened or welded.
8. All cars
must be equipped with approved safety belts and all belts must be at
least three inches wide and fastened to frame or cage. All belts
must be used.
9. Battery must be covered and fastened securely.
Full front caps and bodies are mandatory. Wheel opening may be
enlarged to allow larger tires.
11. Cars must have rear firewall
between drivers compartment and fuel tank or trunk area.
sharp or rough edges allowed on any exterior part of car.
fuel lines inside of car. All fuel lines must be run under car or
14. All flywheel type cars must have a 180-degree blow
proof housing or shatter proof shield with minimum 1/8-inch steel.
15. All open tube drive shafts must have a safety strap or chain of
360 degrees and must be painted white.
16. All fabrics, upholstery,
windows and glass, door hardware and dash instruments must be
removed from car. All exterior chrome and decorations such as hood
ornaments, mirrors, antenna, and outside door handles must be
removed (except for front and rear bumpers).
17. All cars will have
front and rear bumpers at a reasonable height and extend beyond the
body for pushing and must have a chain or steel loop device attached
to the hook up. Front hoop can be braced forward of radiator to
18. Approved racing helmets mandatory. Helmets must have a "snell"
rating. FIRESUITS ARE MANDATORY IN ALL CLASSES!!!
rule will be in effect at managementís discretion. All cars must be
painted and have a reasonable appearance with contrasting number on
side and top of car large enough (2' X 20") for lap counter to
distinguish from the officials box. Also, a small number should be
painted on the bottom of trunk lid. Numbers are assigned by lap
20. Race position will be posted in the pit area. It
is the driverís responsibility to know his position. All races will
be aligned in the pit area. Drivers will be called to line up in pit
area designated by pit steward. Qualified cars are to be in correct
line up and ready to start the event before entering the racetrack
or pit steward is empowered to place a car at the back of line up or
21. When the front row or cars is properly lined up the
start will be official only upon the flagman signaling with the
green flag. The race will start in the number four turn with the
pole car sitting the pace, which shall be consistent with track
conditions and is required to keep the field in formation. The
steward or flagman shall be empowered to disqualify or penalize any
drive violating this rule. When green flag drops the race has
22. If the race is re-started, all cars return
to their original positions. Any car for which a yellow or red flag
is thrown will go to the rear. Then the race will be realigned
according to the way they crossed the finish line during the last
completed lap. A red flag means stop and hold position. A yellow
flag means caution. WE DO NOT RACE TO THE YELLOW FLAG.
23. If a car
is involved in a spin or accident twice in one race, that car will
be disqualified for that race, at the flag mans discretion. If a car
causes a spin or accident and he spins out himself, he will be put
to the rear. If an accident happens and no official can tell what
car caused it, we will stop the race and line the cars back like
they were before the accident.
24. ANY DISPUTES OR PROTEST must be
made at the flag stand before leaving the track after the feature
race. NO EXCEPTIONS. Only the car driver will be allowed to protest.
Any unauthorized participant, including pit crew members, entering
flag man's stand, lap counter's booth or announcer's booth will be
disqualified and lose points and money for the entire program.
Driver is responsible for crewmembers and spouses. Any person
causing or becoming involved in any unsportsman like behavior,
including stopping on the track to argue, will be suspended from the
track for a length of time set forth by management. Fighting will
cause you to get put in jail with a fine, PLUS a suspension from
Diamond Park Speedway. The first suspension will be for two (2)
weeks; the second will be for the remainder of the season. The
officers on duty are given the right by management and State of
Arkansas to enforce the rules and regulations of Diamond Park
Speedway as well as county, state and federal laws.
25. NO BEER OR
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR INTOXICANTS OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED OR
TOLERATED ON THE ENTIRE PREMISES DURING THE RACE PROGRAM. This
includes the last race of the evening. To do so is an automatic
disqualification of the car, eviction from the pits and loss of
money and points. At the discretion of the officer on duty, anyone
who is found intoxicated on track premises will be arrested.
There will be absolutely no racecars, tow trucks, or pit crews in
the infield unless asked by track officials.
27. A black flag will
be given to any car not able to run safely (example: dragging loose
parts or leaking fluid), any car not at racing speed, any car with
excessive smoking, and any car deliberately driving rough. These are
all at the flag manís discretion. Spinning around in the infield,
any hand language or profanity to any track official will result in
a black flag. A black flag will be given to a car twice. If a driver
ignores the flag, the race may be stopped and the offender put off
the track. This is un-sportsmanlike conduct and will be ground for
suspension. NOT SEEING THE FLAG IS NO EXCUSE. Black flag rule
pertains to all classes. No racing on the infield.
28. Top five (5)
cars must weigh after feature race before leaving the track or car
will be disqualified for that race.
29. Special events may be
governed by different rules. If so, amendments will be given either
on a flyer for the event or at the driver's meeting.
30. A driver's
meeting will be called each race night, when this is called; any
driver that does not attend the meeting forfeits any protest or
discussion rights for the night.
31. Any towing vehicles, trailers
and race-cars are allowed in the pit area.
32. It is compulsory for
all owners, drivers, mechanics, officials, and all other persons who
enter the pit area to sign the Release and Waiver of Liability and
Indemnity agreement. We assume that you have read one of these forms
when you sign it. All items (tow vehicles, race cars, tools, etc.)
are taken into the area at the owners risk and are not covered by
the tracks insurance policy.
33. Anyone under the age of 18 must
have a notarized affidavit consent signed by PARENT OR LEGAL
GUARDIAN. NO ONE UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE WILL BE ADMITTED WITH OR
WITHOUT CONSENT FORM.
34. The management reserves the right to
change the race program or rules at any time to improve racing at
Diamond Park Speedway.
35. Any point or rule not covered herein will
be decided by track officials and
36. Diamond Park Speedway
management at the necessary time and will be final. Diamond Park
Speedway and officials reserve the right to refuse entrance to
anyone who refuses to abide by rules and usual policy of conducting
auto racing. NOTE: Any car racing at Diamond Park Speedway from
another track with minor rule differences may, at managementís
discretion, race one night but will be notified of any necessary
modifications and will have to be legal on the next visit to Diamond