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Boyd Raceway

General Rules and Guidelines


  1. The track promoter has the right to change the race program at any time for the improvement of racing.
  2. Everyone entering the pits must sign a release. Driver will be responsible for people in his/her pit.
  3. Anyone under 17 must have signed minors release on file with the track.
  4. All cars must be checked in 30 minutes prior to race program or be subject to penalty.
    (If races are at 8:30pm, this means 8:00pm)
  5. No person allowed on track except those driving in the event.
  6. All cars must help pack the track if asked or be subject to penalty.
  7. Any driver that changes cars must check in with pit steward and restart at rear.
  8. Rough driving penalties may result in suspensions at the discretion of the promoter.
  9. Cars going inside the light poles OR tires will be considered out of the race and will no longer be scored.
  10. Loss of fuel will result in car being asked to leave the track.
  11. Wrecker/push car will not load cars on trailers until completion of races.
  12. Consumption of alcoholic beverage by driver or his/her crew in advance of, or while competing at the track is strictly forbidden. Any driver showing evidence of alcohol consumption will be required to leave the premises immediately and may be subject to a fine of no less than $250.  Use of illegal drugs at any time shall be cause for immediate, indefinite suspension and/or fine of no less than $250.   The management reserves the right to check cars or any other personal property upon entering the Pit Area.
  13. Disorderly conduct of any kind may result in suspensions and fines or jail.
  14. Disorderly conduct by crew or family members will result in disqualification of related car.
  15. Anyone going to the flag stand or tower to argue race calls will be disqualified. (Wife or pit crew doing this may also get driver disqualified.)
  16. Driver is sole spokesman for car owner and pit crew in any and all matters pertaining to the race and driver only shall take part in any arbitration with the officials.
  17. In the event of altercations you must stay in your own pit. Anyone caught in another pit may be considered at fault.
  18. Any person involved in a serious infraction of the rules may be barred from Boyd Raceway and other area tracks.
  19. Anyone filing a lawsuit against Boyd Raceway, the promoter or any track officials will not be allowed on the premises until a settlement can be reached.
  20. Anyone causing a major disturbance may be required to put up a cash deposit with track. The deposit will be returned after the season if there are no other infractions, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited.
  21. Continuous development in racing may necessitate changes that cannot be anticipated. Management reserves to update or modify rules at any time.
  22. Drivers will only be allowed to compete in more than one class per night with the permission of Boyd Raceway.
  23. Four wheelers and pit vehicles will be allowed if they are safely operated. If at any point a pit vehicle is noticed operating in an un-safe manner it will need to be parked for the night. 
  24. During a caution, NO ONE is allowed on the track or infield except track personnel and safety crews. Anyone going onto the racetrack or infield during competition could be disqualified and are subject to being removed from the premises, possible fine, and/or loss of points.
  25. Only one person allowed on 4-wheelers used to push start sprint cars.
  26. No personal vehicles allowed to park in the pits.
  27. Any driver leaving his car to confront another driver will be disqualified, and are subject to being removed from the premises, possible fine, and/or loss of championship points.
  28. All IMCA classes are subject to IMCA official rules not mentioned in these General rules for the track.
  29. If a caution or red flag comes out and your race car will not move, do not get out of your car unless there is a Boyd Raceway official telling you to do so (unless you are on fire). THIS GOES FOR EVERYBODY, WRECKED OR NOT!!
  30. Driver will be responsible for his/her pit area. Anyone caught littering, without a pit pass, or acting in an un-sportsman like manner will be reflective on the driver.



  1. Points will be awarded for “A” and “B” features only. Feature wins will be worth 40 points with each position after that receiving 1 less point for each position.  There will be no “show up points”.  Should a driver qualify for a feature event and not be able to make the race they will be awarded points for the last position in the race they qualified for.
  2. If there are less than 10 entries, for each car less, one-point fewer than normal is awarded for the feature finish. Points will accrue in drivers name.



  1. Pay card and number will cost $30.
  2. No money will be paid without pay card.
  3. Winnings will only be held for the next two races. After that it will be forfeited.
  4. Anyone registering a car at Boyd Raceway will be given a set of rules and must agree to read and obey them.
  5. Car numbers and parking spaces will be reserved through registration of the next racing season.
  6. Reserved parking spaces are reserved for nightly events only. Multi day races and special shows will be open parking.



  1. Flagman starts the race. Pole car sets the pace.  On restarts the leader starts the race any time after given the ok from the flag stand. 
  2. After 3 caution of race, all restarts will be single file until you pass the cone on the front straight.
  3. If a car is unable to start/restart the race all cars behind that cars position will advance one position (either directly or by crisscrossing (tracks discretion). Cars that are late for their race will start on the back regardless of their qualifying position.
  4. If a race is stopped after the completion of one lap, cars will be lined up in the order in which they were running at the completion of the last full lap before being stopped. The car(s) causing the caution will restart on the rear.  (Not necessarily the cars that have to stop).  If a car causes a race caution (2) TWO times in the same race, that car will be sent to the pits, but will be scored and receive points for its finishing position as if it dropped out at that time. (Single car caution is in effect during all heat races)
  5. Any car losing parts that cause a caution may have to restart at the rear.
  6. Cars causing single car caution during the heat races will be asked to leave the track. Cars will still be given a finish position for that race.
  7. Any car being lapped consistently by the field may be black flagged at the flagman’s discretion.
  8. Races may be stopped if it is unsafe to continue.
  9. Any race can be shortened if it is not competitive or due to excessive time to run event.
  10. During red flags all cars must stop immediately and wait for instructions from officials.
  11. At the start of the race, front row cars must start side by side. After two (2) bad starts, second row cars will move to the front and the front row cars move back to the second row.
  12. Second place car has the right to select inside or outside lane on restarts.



  1. Each accident must be reported the night it occurs.
  2. All insurance is secondary and is provided by the track and sanctioning body.
  3. Promoter is not liable for any claim that is more than the track insurance covers.
  4. Everyone must be signed in at the pit gate to be considered for insurance coverage.



  1. All drivers must wear fire suits that are in good condition and that effectively cover the driver’s body. Fireproof gloves and neck braces are required in all classes.
  2. Racing helmets are required. Helmets must be in good condition.  Helmets with an “SA” sticker are required.  No motorcycle helmets allowed.
  3. A competition shoulder harness at least three (3) inches wide, and a lap belt at least three (3) inches wide are required. No OEM factory type belts will be allowed.  All belts must have at least one sub belt mounted between driver’s legs.  All belts must be mounted to frame or cage with 3/8 or larger aircraft type or grade 8 bolts.
  4. All cars must have an approved aluminum racing seat mounted to the frame or cage.
  5. All cars must have a window net that covers most of the window opening. The net must be mounted at the bottom, so it folds down when unlatched.  Latches must be in the left-hand corner.
  6. Roll bar padding is required anywhere the driver’s body might contact the car.
  7. Windshield area must have a minimum of three (3) protection bars in front of driver that are at least 3/8-inch diameter.
  8. Batteries must be securely mounted to frame or cage. If inside car must be in marine type box.
  9. No burning lights on car are allowed during competition.
  10. All drive shafts must be painted white and must have a functional protective loop six (6) inches back from center of front u joint.
  11. All doors must be welded or bolted shut.
  12. Fuel lines must be safely mounted and properly clamped. Fuel lines that pass through the driver’s compartment must be inside of metal tubing or conduit.
  13. Racing type metal fuel cells only. Fuel cell overflow hose must run to the bottom of the cell on the outside and be fastened at the bottom, or a ball check valve must be used.  All fittings must be on top of cell.
  14. Fans must have protective shroud.
  15. All weights must be painted white with the car number on them and mounted with at least two (2) ½ inch bolts. Weights will not be allowed in the drivers compartment or outside of the body.  New cars that are not legal may be allowed to compete one (1) time at the discretion of track officials.  Cars that are unsafe will not be allowed to compete.



  1. No mud or snow tires will be allowed. Must run approved tire listed in rules for the class you are competing in.
  2. No rearview mirrors or reflective sheet metal in driver’s compartment.
  3. No radio transceivers or any kind of two-way communications will be allowed.
  4. Car numbers must be minimum four inches thick and 20 inches tall and clearly visible on both sides and roof. Six inches tall on rear and front of car if possible.  Alphanumeric letters used before or after a number must be a minimum of 12-inches tall. Unreadable numbers must be changed.
  5. All cars and their advertising must be clean and in good taste. Vulgar writing or displays will not be permitted.



  1. Opening night and special event races will be draw re-draw. The number of re-draws will be determined by the number of cars competing.  From the second night on all races will be lined up by inverted season point average (IMCA).  Point average is the total number of points you have divided by the number of races you have competed in.  Any driver missing two (2) consecutive nights will lose their point average the next time they compete.  The next week they will have their total point average again.



  1. Hot Pit is open during feature races only.
  2. You must use the hot pit for all repairs to your car. 
  3.  If you leave the racetrack and pass the Hot Pit you will be out of the race.
  4. Boyd Raceway reserves the right to have cars re-enter under certain circumstances. 
  5.  Cars re-entering the track after leaving the hot pit must wait until track steward gives the OK to re-enter the track.



  • A working RACEIVER is required in all racing divisions



  1. Only driver can file a protest. Soliciting for contributions will not be permitted.
  2. All protest must be made before the race in writing to Race Director.
  3. If a car is protested and found legal it will receive the full amount protested. If the car is illegal the money will be returned to the protesting driver.
  4. A protested car must be disassembled within 30 minutes after being notified of the protest.  Failure to tear down will be the same as being found illegal.  Cars that are found illegal will be subject to another tear down before the conclusion of the racing season.
  5. Protest fees are: $75 motor location, wheelbase, roll cage dimension.
  6. Protest fee for cubic inch check (pulling head) will be $200.
  7. Protest fee for complete engine tear down will be $500.
  8. Anything found illegal during tear down will result in a disqualification.
  9. Track has the option to tear down any cars at any time without a fee being paid.
  10. There will be no re-funds for illegal race cars.


Boyd Raceway will have the final word in all rule decisions.

Boyd Raceway has the right to interpret and or change rules as they feel are necessary for the good of race.


Thanks for your understanding and compliance,

Richard Snider, Promoter

Boyd Raceway