MIDWEST RACING PROMOTIONS, LLC
2016 Iowa State Fair Speedway Rules
Midwest Racing Promotions, LLC (MRP) welcomes you to the Iowa State Fair Speedway. It is our intent to provide you with the best racing experience anywhere. When you come to compete at the Iowa State Fair Speedway you will know you are welcome, will be respected and appreciated, and be confident that professionalism and respect is demanded of all participants. These rules are designed to facilitate the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements and standards of conduct for each event. These rules shall govern the conditions for all events, and by participating in these events, all participants agree to comply with these rules and regulations. These rules will be solely interpreted and enforced by the officials of MRP. There is no appeal to a decision of an MRP official. Rules cannot anticipate every situation that may arise and MRP has the sole discretion in determining that the spirit and intent of these rules are enforced. MRP reserves the right to exclude any participant, car owner, driver, crew member or family of a driver or car owner from the racing premises, including the pit area and grandstand area. Allowing a driver or car owner to participate in an event does not give any driver or car owner the right to participate in all events. Decisions of MRP officials are final.
Each car owner and race driver must register before racing in any event. Registration includes purchasing a race number for the race car, signing the MRP Release, Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement (Release), a Driver and Owner Registration Form, and any required tax forms. Any driver competing in an IMCA race or DTRA race shall provide proof of a license and membership for each such organization before he/she will be allowed to compete. A crew member must sign in as that driver’s crew member and if requested must show identification to officials at the sign-in booth. The car owner and driver are responsible for the conduct of each designated crew member. Unsportsman-like conduct of any crew member may result in sanctions against the owner and driver.
CONDUCT AND ADMISSION TO PIT AREA
The pit area is a restricted area. No one will be allowed into the pit area without proof of age of at least 18 years old and without reading and signing the Release. Minors 18 years or younger may be allowed into the pit area if his or her parent or guardian signs a Minor Release and Waiver. Proof acceptable to the officials will be required that you are the parent or guardian of the minor. Minors shall stay under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian at all times while in the pits. A minor found not under that supervision will be escorted out of the pit area and not allowed to return. Anyone admitted to the pit area shall stay out of any other race team’s pit area unless invited. Anyone in the pit area that is creating any type of disturbance, committing any type of assault, threatening anyone or acting in an inappropriate way shall be escorted out of the pit area and not allowed to return. There shall be no consumption of alcohol or drugs of any kind in the pit area. Alcohol may be consumed after the final race has been completed. Anyone drinking alcohol or using drugs, or providing same, contrary to these Rules shall not be allowed to return to the pit area. Do not provide alcohol to anyone prior to the completion of the final race or you will be excluded from the pit area together with the person consuming the alcohol. There is zero tolerance on the use of alcohol or drugs in violation of these Rules.
The first night, all drivers draw for starting positions in qualifying heat races. When only one heat is run in a class, the top five qualifiers will redraw for starting positions in the feature. When two or five heat races are run in a class, the top five finishers in the event of two heat races, and the top two finishers in the event of five heat races, will redraw for the first ten starting positions in the feature. When three, four or six heats are run, the top four finishers in the event of three heat races, the top three in the event of four heat races, and the top two finishers in the event of six heat races shall redraw for the first 12 starting positions in the feature. ONLY IMCA late models will line up the feature race their first two full nights of racing using the draw re-draw format, after which they will line up by their IMCA point averages.
After the second night, heat races are lined up by season IMCA point average, stagger inverted, lowest point average to front, highest point average to rear. New drivers carrying no point average start at the rear. Two or more drivers having no average or same point average will be lined up at discretion of officials. Point averages are figured from IMCA point system. A point average is figured by driver’s track IMCA point total divided by the total number of times he/she has competed at the track.
“B” mains are lined up straight up from the heat races with highest finishers to front. When one heat race is run, the top five qualifiers will be inverted for feature lineup according to the driver’s season IMCA point average. When two or five heat races are run, the top ten qualifiers will be inverted for feature lineup according to season IMCA point average. When three, four or six heats are run, the top 12 qualifiers will be inverted for feature according to season IMCA point average. IMCA and promoter reserve the right to relocate a driver from an invert position to the rear of the field if deemed necessary for the safety and well-being of all involved. Remainder of the “A” feature is lined up straight up from heats and/or “B” features. NOTE: IMCA late models – 18 or more cars will require at least three heats. (Half-mile tracks have the option of not using three heats until there are 22 or more cars.)
A driver that qualifies but has no point average shall be lined up in last invert position. Should there be more than one driver with no point average, positions will be lined up at discretion of officials. If a driver is absent for two consecutive events (excluding rainouts), upon his/her return shall be treated as a new car for the first week he/she returns.
Except for make-ups due to rained-out features, there will be no double feature nights. A program is not considered a rainout unless qualifying races have been completed. If feature is rained out and will not be run at later date, all drivers are to be awarded last place points. The decision to run rained-out features is the sole decision of the MRP officials. Mid-season and final season races will be lined up just as all regular weekly race lineups.
All feature restarts following a yellow or red flag will be with the leader on the front row followed by the second row consisting of the 2nd and 3rd place cars. The 2nd place driver may choose to start on the inside or on the outside of the second row. This rule may be suspended if the officials believe track conditions render the outside row at a substantial disadvantage on a restart, and in that event, the restart shall be single file. All restarts with five laps or less remaining in the race shall be single file.
If it is determined that any driver or owner has or has attempted to manipulate a lineup by causing a driver to give up his/her position or trade his/her position in a heat race or feature lineup to the benefit of another driver, any participating drivers will lose their points for that event. If an owner owns more than one car and one of the owner’s cars takes the tail in a heat race or feature resulting in another car of the owner moving up in the lineup, all of the owner’s cars shall go to the tail to eliminate the appearance of or any actual manipulation of the starting lineups. Drivers are not allowed to change race cars once that driver has started a qualifying race; the driver must race the car which he started the event with in all races, including the feature.
The number of cars starting a race is determined by the track officials and depends on the type of event, width, length and condition of the track. Each race car must display a number as assigned by track personnel and failure to do so may result in that car not being scored in the race. The number must be a minimum of four inches thick and 20 inches tall and clearly visible, on both sides of the car, top and back of car, and front, if possible. All race cars must display the official IMCA decal and required contingency decals, which will be furnished by IMCA. Race trucks must display the official DTRA decal and required contingency decals which will be furnished by DTRA. Each car must display any race decal that may be provided by MRP.
The officials may or may not allow a late entry to compete in the event. Rejection of entrants at any given time is allowed but the pit gate closing time should be known to all competitors. If an entrant will be arriving late, he/she should make every effort to contact officials and every effort will be made to try to include that entrant in the lineup. However, the officials are under no obligation to do so.
Each driver must use a working race receiver in every race. Failure of a driver to comply with directions given by an official on the race receiver may result in disqualification, loss of race positions or loss of points. Each driver shall comply with the directions given them by the flagman or race officials. Failure to do so may result in disqualification, loss of race positions or loss of points.
It is the driver’s responsibility to know when his/her race is being lined up to go onto the track. Any driver not ready to compete when called may be sent to the rear of starting lineup, or left out of balance of program at discretion of officials.
There is zero tolerance for jumping the start in any race. All races will be started with the use of a chalk line and cone. Cars will start nose to tail and any car whose nose crosses the chalk line before the tail of the car in front of him/her shall be docked four positions at the conclusion of the race. Whether a driver jumped the start is an official’s call, it is not reviewable, and any call questioned may result in the loss of two additional positions. You will not gain positions at the Iowa State Speedway by jumping the start and if you try it will hurt your finishing position. This rule is due to time constraints.
The use of a white chalk line to designate the starting location of each race shall be utilized. Each race car shall be lined up double file, nose to tail, before the start of each race. The car on the pole shall start the race upon receiving the green flag from the flagman. That starting point shall be determined solely by the flagman. No car shall pass and shall remain nose to tail until crossing the start line. Any car leaving nose to tail or attempting to pass before crossing the start line shall be docked four positions at the conclusion of the race regardless of the number of cautions that may occur during a race. The penalty will be assessed at the conclusion of the race. Do not attempt to jump the start of the race. The official’s decisions in this regard are final; there will be no video tape replay review.
The flagman’s decisions are final. A green flag means the race is started. A red flag means stop your car or truck immediately and do not move it until further instructed. A yellow flag means slow your vehicle and do not attempt to advance your position until further instructed and lookout for debris or an accident on the track. A black flag means you are disqualified and must exit the track at the first safe opportunity. A blue flag with a yellow stripe means hold your line and yield to the lead car about to pass you. A white flag means there is one lap remaining. A checkered flag means you have completed the race. No driver shall stop his/her car or truck on the track unless directed to do so by an official. Intentionally stopping on the track unless directed to do so may result in a penalty including disqualification. Intentionally dropping debris on the track is an automatic disqualification and a loss of all points and pay.
Once a race is started on a preliminary lineup lap, disposition of cars not in position shall be at the discretion of officials. All restarts after a caution shall be with the leader alone on the front row followed by the field double file. The second place car can select the inside or outside position for the first double row. The fourth place car will always start in the third row on the inside for a Delaware Double File (DDF) restart. There will be 2 restarts in which the DDF system will be applied. From the third restart on it will be single file only. There may be circumstances where race officials determine that track conditions render it unfair to have double file restarts on a given race track and may restart the race single file. To earn a position on the track a car must cross the finish line in that position under the green flag. Once the yellow flag is displayed, scoring stops and all cars not crossing the finish line under green for that lap will revert to their last completed lap.
A race may be stopped at discretion of officials at any time, if considered dangerous to continue. No driver, car owner or crew member may use starter’s flags for purpose of signaling competitors. No race is official until officials make declaration of final scoring of positions. No race car is to receive assistance after white flag is displayed and all finishes must be made under car’s own power or momentum. A dead heat may or may not be re-run at discretion of officials. If dead heat is not re-run, prize money and points for both positions under contention shall be divided equally. No person shall be allowed on track during a race except officials.
MRP is under time constraints on the event and as a result must impose a one spin out/stopping on the track rule in heat races and a two spin out rule/stopping on the track rule in features. If a driver spins out and/or stops on the track one time during a heat race, he/she must return to the pits. If a driver spins out and/or stops on the race track two times during a feature event, he/she shall return to the pits after the second spin out or stopping. MRP may shorten any race if within the officials’ discretion it is determined necessary for the orderly and entertaining benefit for the completion of the night’s events.
WORK AREA UNDER CAUTION
There will be a designated work area in which race teams may work on their cars under a yellow flag. Any car coming into the work area during a race shall restart at the tail of the race or if more than one car enters the work area, those cars will be lined up at the tail in the order in which they leave the work area. Once the one lap to start signal is given by the officials, a car may not leave the work area and reenter the race once the lead car has crossed the white chalked line on the back stretch. Any car attempting to reenter the race once it has been directed off the track will be subject to disqualification, loss of points, or suspension depending upon the circumstances of the violation, all subject to the sole discretion of the race officials. No race team shall intentionally interfere with another race team in the work area. Only designated crew members are permitted to work on a driver’s car in the work area and a violation of this rule may result in sanctions ranging from loss of positions to disqualification. No one can hold up an event with the intent of giving another car more time in the work area.
MRP TRACK POINT STRUCTURE
A driver’s point standings will be posted each week by MRP. If you have a question about the points as posted, the question must be raised that night before you race and if no objection or question is raised the points shall be assumed to be correct. A weekly “A” Feature win earns the driver 40 points, with each subsequent driver position worth one point less, with 24th position in a feature worth 17 points. If more than 24 cars start feature, all positions from 24th back receive 17 points. If there is a “B” feature(s), the first non-transferring driver receives 16 points and each subsequent position, back to sixth position, receives one less point per position. Sixth position and back in “B” feature(s) receive 11 points. This applies to all “B”s, even if more than one is run. Drivers must compete in heat race or feature to receive minimum 11 points – NO SHOW-UP POINTS. If no points are awarded, the event will not be figured into a driver’s point average. (IMCA Late Models – heat points are awarded as follows: 1st – 3 points; 2nd – 2 points; 3rd – 1 point.)
Should a driver qualify for “B” feature or “A” feature, and is unable to compete, they will be scored in last position and receive points accordingly. In the event of make-up features, if a driver competes in the first feature, but is unable to compete in the second feature (crash, blown engine, etc.), the driver will receive last position points in “A” or “B”feature, accordingly.
There will be a post-race inspection following each feature for each class. The top six finishers shall drive across the scales and be weighed. The feature winner shall go to victory lane, and following that shall proceed to the tech area. The remaining top four cars making weight will then proceed to the tech area. Any car not driving across the scales and proceeding directly to the tech zone (except the winner going first to victory lane) will be disqualified and will receive last place points and pay for the night.
Only one crew member per car along with the driver is allowed in the tech area. Violation of this rule may lead to disqualification. The driver and crew shall cooperate with tech officials in all aspects of the inspection and failure to do so will result in disqualification. Questions of tech officials is permitted, but arguing or disrespect of any kind of a tech official will result in disqualification. There is no obligation or requirement that tech officials perform the same inspection of each car in the tech zone and what inspections will take place is at the sole discretion of the tech official. Fix-it tickets may be given for minor inadvertent rule violations, and if given and the same car is determined to return to the tech area with the same minor inadvertent rule violation may result in disqualification. Assault, which includes both physical contact and threat of physical contact, or provocation of assault by a driver or crew member of any other driver or crew member, will result in immediate disqualification of that driver with a loss of points and pay for that night. Additional sanctions may be imposed in accordance with these Rules. Drivers and crew members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times which means to act in a respectful manner to all persons in the tech area.
If following a race it is discovered in the tech zone that there is what the official, in his sole discretion, determines to be an obvious Rule violation, you may lose your prize money and points for the night, or a combination of both. MRP does not consider it appropriate to issue fix-it tickets for Rule violations that you clearly were aware of before the race event. It is your responsibility to know the Rules and make every reasonable effort to keep your car in compliance with the Rules. Officials will take into consideration minor deviations from the Rules as appropriate items upon which fix-it tickets may be issued to the driver. Do not bring your car into the tech zone with obvious violations of the Rules expecting to receive a warning; you are risking disqualification if the official determines the violation was knowing and intentional. The official’s determination in this regard is final. There will not be any scheduled pre-tech inspections, but MRP reserves the right to conduct an inspection at any time.
Dirt track racing can be a very emotional sport. Good sportsmanship is the cornerstone of any competitive racing program. This requires mutual respect for all participants, including drivers, owners, crew members, and officials, and mutual respect for each other’s racing equipment. MRP strives to treat all participants with respect and expect similar treatment in return. A race team’s pit area is their exclusive area, a rule long recognized in racing. Stay out of other race teams’ pit areas, especially after an incident where you have been involved with that racer, unless you are certain you are welcomed into that area. You will be sanctioned if an incident occurs while you are in another racer’s pit area. Car owners and drivers are responsible for the actions of their crews and family members. Regardless of how a non-crew member associated with a race team, a driver, a, car owner or even a family member of a driver or owner finds themselves in the pit area of another race team, it shall be considered that individual was the instigator of any incident that may occur while they are in that pit area. The driver may be held responsible in any of those circumstances if the officials determine in their discretion it was related to the driver or his or her race team. Drivers, your crew and/or fans can hurt you if their conduct is connected to you. To curtail all unsportsman-like incidents that may occur in the pits or elsewhere, the following system of penalties will be in force:
- a. Threatening or obscene gestures directed toward any official, driver, owner or crew member by a driver, owner or crew member shall result in a fine of no less than $100, and up to $500, and may include loss of race track points, suspension from one race event to permanent exclusion from the race track. Threats or obscene gestures are considered intimidation which is not acceptable at our race facilities.
- b. A driver, car owner or crew member of either, who uses disrespectful, foul or obscene language directed at any official shall result in a fine of no less than $100, and up to $500, and may include the loss of race track points, suspension from one race event to permanent exclusion from the race track.
- c. A driver guilty of rough driving may be subject to a fine of no less than $100, and up to $500, and may include loss of race track points, suspension from one race event to permanent exclusion from the race track.
- d. A driver, car owner or crew member of either, fighting in pits, will result in that person’s suspension for thirty (30) days from the race track and may cause that person’s driver a loss of all points, a $500 fine, and/or permanent exclusion from the race track.
- e. ANY PHYSICAL CONTACT with an official by a driver, a car owner, or crew member of either, a fine of no less than $100, and up to $500, and may include loss of race track points for that person’s driver, suspension from one race event to permanent exclusion from the race track.
- f. Reckless driving in the pit area, a fine of no less than $100, and up to $500, and may include loss of race track points, suspension from one race event to permanent exclusion from the race track.
- g. Refusing to comply with the direction of a race official either during lineups or during a race, a fine of no less than $100, and up to $500, and may include loss of race track points, suspension from one race event to permanent exclusion from the race track.
All penalties will be determined in the sole discretion of the Race Director whose decision is final. You may be sanctioned at any time and there is no time limitation upon which a fine or sanction must be rendered. You may be sanctioned for conduct away from the race track if it is determined, in the sole discretion of MRP officials, that such conduct was related to a MRP event in anyway and intended as retaliation, intimidation or detrimental to the object of fair and sportsman-like, professional behavior expected from participation in MRP events. In other words, to intimidate or assault a driver, an owner, a crew member or an official of MRP away from the race track will not prevent you from any sanction that may be rendered by MRP officials when you return to the race track. All fines must be paid before you can return to participate in an event conducted by the MRP, with no exceptions. You do not have the right to race or participate in a race promoted by MRP which expressly reserves the right to refuse anyone to race or participate or simple admission to an MRP event. If you want to avoid fines or sanctions, conduct yourself in a sportsman-like manner at all times.
RELEASE AND WAIVER
By entering into the pit area and competing in a race event, owners, drivers and crew members waive and release any and all claims against any official or agent of MRP arising out of enforcement or sanctions issued under these Rules, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless any official or agent against any such claims and to pay any and all attorney fees and costs incurred by said officials and agents of MRP. A separate Release must be signed by each owner, driver and crew member before entering the pit area and competing in a race event. Racing is a dangerous sport, both on the race track and in the pit area. MRP assumes no responsibility for the safety or protection of the participants and to compete and participate the owners, drivers and crew members must agree to release MRP’s officers, officials, employees and agents, in addition to the Iowa State Fair Board, its officers, agents and employees, from any and all claims resulting from the race event. You should not participate in the race event until you have signed the appropriate releases and waivers.
All drivers, owners or crew members assume full responsibility for any and all damages including, but not limited to, those resulting in personal injury or death or property damage at any time they are on the premises or in route to or from the premises, and agrees to hold MRP, its agents and officials or employees harmless and indemnify them for any such claims made by family members of drivers, owners or crew members.
IMCA RULES IMCA
Rules regarding the specifications for race cars and racing equipment shall apply and will be enforced. Each race team is expected to know and comply with those Rules. MRP will not be responsible for pre-inspection of race cars for compliance with those Rules although it reserves the right to do so. If a Rule violation is found in post-race inspection, expect a sanction to be rendered by MRP officials. Warnings will be the exception and not the rule. Those specifications and requirements may be found at IMCA’s web site. Sportsmanship rules of conduct of IMCA shall apply and are cumulative, in addition to, those of MRP set out above. The sanctions of MRP will be in addition to any sanction IMCA may feel is appropriate as it relates to a licensed IMCA member. IMCA has no right to overrule or review any sanction that may be imposed by MRP. Any effort to have IMCA review or reverse a fine or sanction by MRP shall result in disqualification from all future events promoted by MRP. However, MRP will recognize and enforce any Rule violation sanctions rendered by IMCA. If you are sanctioned or lose your license issued by IMCA, those sanctions will be recognized and enforced by MRP. In summary, a fine or sanction found by MRP is final once rendered. There are no instant replays or reviews. The driver is the sole spokesman for a race team and he/she only shall participate in any discussion with officials regarding a sanction or Rule violation. If any other crew member or owner attempts to participate, that may result in more severe sanctions.
DIRT TRUCK RACING RULES
The DTRA Rules and specifications shall apply at all races for dirt trucks. You must be a member of the DTRA to race a dirt truck. DTRA officials will participate in the conduct of each DTRA race and will be responsible for the inspection of the trucks to insure compliance with the rules. Rulings by DTRA officials regarding DTRA Rule violations will be enforced by MRP. On-track rulings are the responsibility of MRP officials with the input and assistance of DTRA officials. DTRA officials are responsible for lining up the trucks before each race event and keeping track of race track points and posting same before each race event at the race track. Any dispute regarding race points or lineups shall be resolved by DTRA officials. All DTRA drivers, owners and crew members are subject to the rules of conduct and sanctions for violating those rules. These rules shall govern the condition of all events and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules or policies. Each race team is expected to know and comply with those rules. Sportsmanship rules of conduct of DTRA shall apply and are cumulative, in addition to, those of MRP set out above. The sanctions of MRP will be in addition to any sanction DTRA may feel is appropriate as it relates to a licensed DTRA member. DTRA has no right to overrule or review any sanction that may be imposed by MRP. Any effort to have DTRA review or reverse a fine or sanction by MRP shall result in disqualification from all future events promoted by MRP. However, MRP will recognize and enforce any rule violation sanctions rendered by DTRA. If you are sanctioned or lose your license issued by DTRA, those sanctions will be recognized and enforced by MRP. In summary, a fine or sanction found by MRP is final once rendered. There are no instant replays or reviews. The driver is the sole spokesman for a race team and he/she only shall participate in any discussion with officials regarding a sanction or rule violation. If any other crew member or owner attempts to participate, that may result in more severe sanctions.
RACESAVER® SPRINT SERIES RULES
The Racesaver Sprint Series rules and specifications shall apply to all sprint car weekly races promoted by MRP. The rules and regulations for that series are located at http://www.racesaver.com/rules.cfm. Each race team is expected to know and comply with those rules. MRP will not be responsible for pre inspection of race cars for compliance with those rules although it reserves the right to do so. If a rule violation is found in post-race inspection, expect a sanction to be rendered by MRP officials. Warnings will be the exception and not the rule. Sportsmanship rules of conduct of IMCA shall apply and are cumulative, in addition to, those of MRP set out above. The sanctions of MRP will be in addition to any sanction Racesaver may feel is appropriate as it relates to a licensed Racesaver member. Racesaver has no right to overrule or review any sanction that may be imposed by MRP. Any effort to have Racesaver review or reverse a fine or sanction by MRP shall result in disqualification from all future events promoted by MRP. However, MRP will recognize and enforce any rule violation sanctions rendered by Racesaver. If you are sanctioned or lose your license issued by Racesaver, those sanctions will be recognized and enforced by MRP. In summary, a fine or sanction found by MRP is final once rendered. There are no instant replays or reviews. The driver is the sole spokesman for a race team and he/she only shall participate in any discussion with officials regarding a sanction or rule violation. If any other crew member or owner attempts to participate, that may result in more severe sanctions.
NOTICE OF RELEASE AND WAIVER
THESE RULES SHALL GOVERN ALL EVENTS PROMOTED BY MRP AND BY PARTICIPATING IN THESE EVENTS, ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLY WITH THESE RULES. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF, OR COMPLIANCE WITH, THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. MRP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND DID NOT ESTABLISH THE RULES AND/OR SPECIFICATIONS OF ANY IMCA RACE CAR, DTRA TRUCK OR RACESAVER SPRINT CAR. MRP DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE IN ANY WAY THAT THE SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY THOSE SANCTIONING BODIES ARE THE BEST OR SAFEST AND IN NO WAY GUARANTEE AGAINST INJURY OR DEATH TO A PARTICIPANT, SPECTATOR OR OFFICIAL. IF YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THOSE RACING SERIES IT IS FOR YOU TO DECIDE WHETHER TO ACCEPT AS SAFE THOSE RULES AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR YOUR RACE CAR OR TRUCK. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHOULD BE IMPLIED FROM SUCH RULES OR SPECIFICATIONS. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHOICE TO RACE IN ANY OF THOSE IF YOU DEEM SUCH RULES OR REGULATIONS TO BE UNSAFE YOU SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE IN THAT SERIES. BY PARTICIPATING IN SAID RACE EVENTS, ALL PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT: RACING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT THAT COULD RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH TO A PARTICIPANT, SPECTATOR OR OFFICIAL, AND THE SUITABILITY OF THEIR RACE CAR, RACE TRUCK, SPRINT CAR, THE TRACK OR RACE TRACK CONDITIONS, AND ANY OTHER SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS ARE SOLELY THEIR RESPONSIBILITY.