THE RULES & REGULATIONS OF ORIGINAL SPEEDWAY PARK
The following procedures & rules will be followed by all participants as well as all officials before, during, and after all events. When entering Original Speedway Park the driver (unless a minor) becomes sole spokesperson for themselves, crew, family members, etc.
Races will be starting in February and ending in December. During the months of July and August, the racetrack will not have point races unless a makeup race is needed.
Gates open at 10:00 am
Registration closes at 2pm. Anyone registering after 2pm will start in the rear for both heat races. All drivers will start the feature in the position they’ve earned.
Practice begins at 12pm/Noon
Driver meeting at 2:15pm
Racing will start at 3:00 pm
All drivers must register and complete the appropriate track forms prior to entering the track. If the driver is a minor, a birth certificate and a Parent or Legal Guardian consent form must also be submitted. All drivers must be signed in: meaning, registered, and paid for all classes entered, prior to entering the track.
Original Speedway Park will run 2-10 lap heats and a 15 lap feature. When you sign in for your class, you will draw a pill for the 1st heat lineup. The 2nd heat will be a reverse of the 1st drawing. The finishing order of each heat, as well as the feature, will be assigned points toward the year and point total. Trophies will be awarded in the feature only. The 2 heats are to determine the lineup for the feature & give the racers more racing for their money.
Any classes having over 15 entries will be split into 2 groups (A & B).
All karts must be safety inspected and have an inspection sticker visible before entering the track.
Brakes must be in working condition. No scrub type brakes…PERIOD
NO open flame or torch is allowed in the pits or trailers Driver/Offender will be Disqualified or suspended based on the decision from the board of directors.
Wolf plates MUST be installed & safety wired.
Mufflers are mandatory
FKA carburetors are legal
All weights on the kart must be painted white with the kart’s racing number on each weight. The weight must be securely bolted to the kart frame or the seat. Weight may NOT be bolted or tied to the kart bodywork.
Numbers must be displayed on all four sides of the kart. The numbers must be in contrasting colors and be visible for scoring purposes. If the scorekeeper cannot read your numbers, you will not be scored.
No overhead spoilers permitted.
All karts must have front & rear bumpers. Please see the “classes” section of this rule book for additional information.
All karts with driver must meet minimum class weight and kart requirements after the heats and feature race or will be disqualified.
The driver should have the following safety equipment: Snell 2015 or higher approved helmet (DOT only is not legal), abrasion jacket, racing jacket or Nomex suit, gloves, closed-toed shoes, neck support or brace while on the track at all times.
Know all the flags of racing. There is a link from the website to the flags of racing site or visit an official at the track.
Racers are to line up on the starting grid in the order that is posted on the “grid board”.
Only one person & one driver allowed on the grid with kart.
All kart stands must be put in the designated area & not left on the grid.
No tools are allowed on the grid with the exception of an air gauge.
If a kart is late or had mechanical difficulties on the grid, a maximum of 2 parade laps will be given. If the kart cannot make it on the track during this time, they are ineligible to compete in that race. No hot laps are permitted.
Any kart causing 3 cautions in one race will be asked to leave the track surface for that race.
If the leader is taken out by a lapped kart, the leader may get his/her position back. This is a race director call.
The flagman and/or race director have the right to single file the field if the race cannot be started after 2 attempts. If the same driver(s) are causing the restarts, the flagman has the right to send the driver(s) to the rear. All positions will be moved forward.
If there is an accident or debris on the track, a yellow (caution) flag will be displayed, all drivers must slow down to a pace speed.
Following a caution, all racers should line up in a single file so the proper order can be confirmed by the scorekeeper. The restart will be determined by the order of the last completed lap and the racer(s) who brought out the caution will restart in the rear of the field.
The lead kart is responsible for setting a reasonable pace for the rest of the field. Restarts will be in a single file line. Anyone caught jumping the start will be either sent to the rear of the field or penalized the number of karts jumped after the race.
Once a kart leaves the track and enters the “off-ramp”/pit road they cannot return to that race.
There is no restarting of engines after the first green flag lap has been completed, with the exception of a red flag or an engine that stalls while the lineup is being corrected, a race official may restart the kart.
Any racer who is considered by either the flagman or race director to be driving in an inappropriate unsafe manner will be shown the black flag and must exit the track immediately for that race. The driver will be given 0 points for that race. If the racer is black-flagged for equipment problems, the racer will be given last place points for that race.
Aggressive driving will not be tolerated. Anyone who intentionally “takes out” any other racer will be sent to the rear of the field or be black flagged. Disqualifications due to not making weight, being black flagged due to rough driving, intentionally rear-ending other drivers during and/or at the end of the race or technical disqualifications will receive zero (0) points for that race.
In the event of an accident, we realize that family and friends are concerned, however, please do not enter the track until instructed to do so by the track officials. This helps us to prevent other accidents from happening and getting the proper medical attention to the racers. Only immediate family will be permitted on the track when the track official signals the “ALL CLEAR”.
If you have mechanical problems and can’t maintain a safe speed exit immediately to the pit area. If you are unable to reach pit road, take your kart to the infield. No crew members allowed in the infield. Only track officials will be infield.
Upon completion of the final lap for practice, heat races & features all drivers must slow down and move to the outside of the track and signal by raising their hand before entering the exit ramp. Engines must be turned off prior to entering the scale area.
ABSOLUTELY NO DRIVING KARTS IN THE PITS. Original Speedway Park does not allow any scooters, bikes, skateboards, rip sticks, mini motorcycles, etc… Please leave all of them at home. GOLF CARTS & ATV’S ARE TO BE OPERATED BY ADULTS ONLY!!! This applies to any karting event at Original Speedway Park. You must have a driver’s license to operate a Golf Cart at Original Speedway Park.
If any of these items are brought to the track, are subject to be held by track officials until after all racing is completed for the night.
After the heat & feature races, all drivers are to report to the scale area. After the feature, the top 3 karts must report to the designated tech area immediately after being weighed at the scales.
Original Speedway Park has an OPEN TIRE rule. Slicks only are permitted. No knobbies, no sand tires.
The ½ inch gear clearance rule will be strictly enforced. Anyone not in compliance will lose his or her points for the race day.
The distance from the ground to the lower bar on the rear of the kart must not be greater than 7 ½ inches.
No radio’s & no rearview mirrors permitted.
We follow AKRA No Port/No Polish rules.
OSP reserves the right to claim your engine at any time. If we claim your engine, you will receive a NEW engine from OSP inventory.
Your engine will be Tech inspected by OSP’s Tech official if found altered or modified in any way from STOCK you will return the OSP engine, and you will be banned from the class for the balance of the season losing any and all points prior.
OSP will honor any Predator class bans from either Marion County or Burbank Speedways as well.
If your engine is found to be in stock unaltered condition it will be reassembled and put into OSP inventory.
By entering the OSP Predator class you understand and agree to ALL OSP rules and conditions or don’t enter the class.
Original Speedway Park originated with a family atmosphere, we strive to provide and promote a family atmosphere where all racers, young & old, can benefit from the racing experience in a safe and positive way. It is everyone’s responsibility to exhibit good sportsmanship and promote a safe, fair and open racing environment.
No one is allowed to enter the track unless given permission by the race director or official.
The following will result in suspension from Original Speedway Park property immediately: use of any controlled substance: marijuana, cocaine, driving under the influence of alcohol. There are NO EXCUSES AND NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!!! Anyone caught with an illegal substance will be turned over to the local law enforcement agency.
Anyone caught dumping oil on the ground will be banned permanently from the property of Original Speedway Park. Oil disposal barrel provided.
Arguing, threatening, fighting, or use of profanity is not allowed, whether it be directed at a race official, fellow competitor, or spectator.
- 1st Offense: $200.00 fine & one-race suspension, fine to be paid before the offender will be allowed to return to the race track.
- 2nd Offense: Additional $200.00 fine & two-race suspension.
- 3rd Offense: Additional $200.00 fine & a six-month suspension
All protests must be delivered to the race director in writing. The written protest must include the specific reason for the protest, driver who is protesting and the driver being protested. This must be completed and in the race director’s possession within 15 minutes of the completion of the race being protested. The fee for a protest is $150.00
IF the protested driver (kart, motor, etc.) is found to be in compliance with all rules, the money will be distributed as follows: $50.00 to the track and $100.00 to the protested driver (kart, motor, etc.)
The protesting driver must submit his/her kart, motor, etc. for inspection to the protested driver’s kart, motor, etc. being inspected.
The track reserves the right to tear down any kart at any time.
1st Offense: Loss of that night's points
2nd Offense: Loss of that night's points, $200.00 fine & two (2) race suspension.
3rd Offense: Loss of all points for the season, $300.00 fine, and disqualification for the remainder of the season.
IN ADDITION TO ANY OF THE OFFENSES, ALL CASH WINNINGS WILL BE FORFEITED.
ANY DRIVER/KART THAT IS DISQUALIFIED FOR DELIBERATE AND INTENTIONAL CHEATING AS DEFINED BY THE TECH PERSON WILL BE ASSESSED AN ADDITIONAL $500.00 FINE.
General OSP Officials will use flags, as set forth in this section, for the purpose of providing drivers with information. OSP Officials may use light signals in addition to or in lieu of flag signals.
Green Flag (Start of Race) At the beginning of the race, when the starter gives the green flag, karts must maintain position as designated by OSP Officials until they have crossed the starting line. On restarts, all passing will be to the right until after passing the starting line.
Blue Flag with Diagonal Yellow Stripe (Passing Flag) The blue flag with a diagonal yellow stripe signifies that faster traffic is overtaking the karts being signaled. Karts being given this flag must prepare to yield to overtaking traffic and give 1 full lane to allow safe passage of karts racing for position.
Yellow Flag (Caution) A. The yellow flag signifies caution, and this flag will be given by the flagman immediately following the occurrence of the cause for caution. When the yellow flag is displayed, all karts, regardless of their location on the track, will slow down and maintain position with respect to other karts. Restart order will be determined by the last green lap scored and karts causing caution incident will line up at the rear of the field. The OSP Officials have complete discretion to determine the positions of the karts at the time the yellow flag was displayed and to reposition the karts in accordance with their determination. B. Karts must slow down to a cautious pace on all yellow flags. C. In the event a caution kart is used, no kart may pass the caution kart unless directed to do so by an Official. Any karts illegally passing the caution kart will be penalized. D. The starter will signify one (1) lap before the green flag will again be displayed. E. Pit attendants and mechanics shall not go on the racetrack for any reason, while the karts are racing, or while they are running under the yellow flag. The only time drivers or karts may receive such services is when they are completely stopped and off and outside the racetrack. F. No pit crews may service or repair any wrecked or damaged kart until the kart has been removed from the racetrack and safely removed from racetrack.
Red Flag (Race Stop) A. The red flag means that the race must be stopped immediately regardless of the position of the karts on the track. The red flag shall be used if, in the opinion of OSP Officials, the track is unsafe to continue the race. Karts should be brought to a stop in an area designated by OSP Officials. No repairs or service of any nature will be permitted on any kart on the racetrack. B. Drivers are to stay in their karts at all times unless directed otherwise.
Black Flag (Leave Racetrack Immediately) A. A black flag means to immediately exit racetrack and report to the OSP Official at the tech shed. It does not mean automatic disqualification. At the discretion of the OSP Officials, if the driver does not obey the black flag directive, the driver may then be given the black flag with a white cross to inform the driver that scoring of his or her kart has been discontinued until further notice. B. In lieu of a black flag, OSP Officials may use a blackboard or black flag number indicator in full view of the Competitor on which the number of the kart being black flagged.
White Flag (One lap to go) A. When the white flag is displayed, it means the leader has started his or her last lap. B. No kart may receive any assistance after the white flag has been displayed. Checkered Flag (End of Race) A. When a checkered flag is displayed it means the race is completed. When the lead kart has completed the required race distance, the race will be declared “official” regardless of flag being displayed. B. When the checkered flag is given to the leader, the balance of the field receives the checkered flag in the same lap. Finishing positions will be scored according to most laps traveled, whether the kart is still running or not. C. The driver receiving the checkered flag first in any feature race must bring his/her kart to the starting line or designated area and remain there until released by OSP Officials. Racetrack Lights A. When the red light is displayed, it means all movement on the track is to cease. B. When the yellow light is displayed, it means caution is in effect.
The kart must start the feature event to receive points for that race. The registered driver of the kart will earn points, no switching of drivers or switching of karts during the night of racing will be permitted, i.e.; the registered driver must race the heats and feature in the same kart, the driver cannot race a kart in the heat and switch to another kart in the feature event. Please discuss any concerns with the Race Director.
The break down for points is as follows:
New POINTS Breakdown- to be announced and will be available at Race 1 (Feb. 5th)
New POINTS Breakdown- to be announced and will be available at Race 1 (Feb. 5th)
Original Speedway Park does not give refunds, sorry.
Original Speedway Park will have a tech person to keep us all in check so EXPECT tech!!
A 3-kart minimum is required for a class to participate for the night.
We are looking to make this a family fun experience. We are willing to work with everyone!! If there is enough karts to make a class or split some, we will do our best to help everyone have an enjoyable time!
Class eligibility will be determined by the age of the driver on Original Speedway Park first scheduled race date of the season. THE ROOKIE CLASS: New drivers will be allowed to participate in this class (typically) up to 10yrs old with the respective plate but ultimately will be up to the track director's discretion based on safety and skillset. HOWEVER, if the driver is not of the age for the class, he/she will not receive points or be trophied for that class. In addition, the driver may be asked to move up to their respective class if agreed on by Original Speedway Park Board of Directors.