Track Officials are the Flagman, Pit Boss, Pit Runners, President and TSCA Executive. The Flagman, Pit Boss and Pit Runners will be introduced at the pit meeting.
The Pit Boss is in charge of all cars while in the pits. Once on the track they are under the Flagman's direction until returning to the pits again.
Track personnel will not be subjected to any abuse or improper language at any time. Anyone violating this rule will have his/her car parked, will be ejected from track property and may have their membership revoked if deemed necessary by the Track Officials.
Track Officials reserve the right to do the following:
Anyone acting in any way to the detriment of the Track, Club, or racing in general will not be allowed on the track property.
Anyone in the pit area drinking any alcoholic beverages or using any type of stimulating or tranquilizing drug, or who shows evidence of having done so, will be forced to leave the premises immediately. No alcoholic beverages to be consumed until 30 minutes after the final race are over and they are out of their racing uniform. Violation of this rule may lead to drivers and cars being suspended.
Poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated. Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in a penalty being levied based on the severity of the infraction.
Decisions of the Track Officials, or interpretation of the rules pertaining to the race procedure or scoring of positions will be considered final and not open to argument or discussion until the completion of the day's final race at which time an appeal may be filed.
Race procedure, scoring, suspension, and loss of points appeals must be filed in writing within seven days of notification.
Appeal sheets will be available at the pit board. Appeals will be judged by the Track Officials and results will be made known at the next general meeting. Track Officials' ruling on appeal will be final and not open to further discussion. Abuse of this appeal process will not be tolerated.
All persons in pit area must be paid up members of the TSCA, a current member of another recognized racing association, or authorized by Track Officials. A $5 per race day non-voting membership will be available (race day points still awarded but no teardown privileges). NO UNAUTHORIZED PEOPLE ALLOWED!
Visiting or new cars must be a proven member of a recognized racing association before they will be allowed to race. Visiting or new cars are allowed one race meet before they must comply with TSCA rules (invitational events exempt).
All drivers must have a driver's license or learner's license, except for drivers under 19 years of age as explained in the "14+ Driver Rules" section.
Members under 19 years of age must have all necessary waivers, etc., completed and handed in as required. No one under 14 years of age is allowed in the pit area.
All persons in the pit area must have a pit pass (pit ribbon) displayed in an obvious place on his/her person and have signed a liability release form at the pit board. Drivers are responsible for all members of their pit crew.
There will be only four people per car allowed in the pit area unless the car has a "C" class driver in which case there may be five people for that car.
Tow vehicles and trailers are to be parked in designated pit areas. Only one vehicle allowed in pits per race car. Vehicles that block the view of the track (i.e. campers, etc) will not be permitted in the pits.
Hot-lapping will not be allowed until all waivers are signed. Failure to do so may result in all drivers of that car losing any points earned that race day.
All drivers and pit members present are required to attend pit meeting when called. All engines must be shut off during the pit meeting. Failure to do so may result in loss of time-in points and starting races at the back of the field.
Cars entering and leaving the pit area will do so only as directed and by the designated entrance or exit. Cars entering the pit area must proceed directly to their pit and not stop in the pit driveway.
Speeding or spinning of tires in the pit area, doing unnecessary damage to the track, not handing the flag back to the Flagman in a sportsman-like manner, smoking of tires in front of stands, etc., will not be tolerated and may be considered a serious offense. Violators may have their car parked for that race day and may be suspended from further racing.
The pit gate will only be open at certain times, with the permission of the Pit Boss and Flagman. Any cars or persons crossing the track unless directed to do so by the Pit Boss or Flagman may be suspended from remaining in, or returning to the pit area. Anyone wishing to leave the pit area before the completion of the race day must have special permission from the Pit Boss.
When a car class has a sponsor, all cars in that class must display in a prominent and approved style the sponsors decal, which will be provided the Terrace Stock Car Association. Additional decals will be at the car owner's expense. (Ammended February 3, 2009)
Drivers must have 3 work bees in by year end to qualify for the trophies and 1 must be done by Memorial Race Weekend.
In order for a driver to be eligible to win the Memorial Race they must have raced at least 50% of the scheduled races in that class by the end of that race season, be a resident member of the TSCA, and have attended at least one work bee.
All major trophies must remain in the area subject to Club approval.
If a year end trophy is awarded to the same person for three years in a row, that person will be given a special award in recognition of his/her achievement.
16 & UNDER Trophy must not be 17 by the last points days in order to win that trophy.
All rookie drivers must do at least 20 laps under the supervision of a Track Official before entering a scheduled race. Rookies must start at the back of the race line-up for one full race day, with the option of starting at the back for a maximum of five race days. A driver will be considered to be a rookie the following year if they have raced two or less race days.
Rookies who are aged 14 to 18 years who don't possess a valid BC Driver's Licence or a class 7 "L" licence must comply with special rules. See "14+ Driver Rules" section.
Each driver is allowed only three subs during a season but needs to sign a substitution sheet before the pit meeting starts.
A driver is allowed unlimited substitutes allowed for work bees but must let the person in charge of work bees know ahead of time.
If a driver travels more than 100 kms, work bees will be waived.
A driver may only have a sub in the car that he/she would normally have raced in.
A driver racing in "A" may not sub for his/her partner in "B" or vise versa. You must find another driver. This would also apply to a "C" driver-she would not be able to drive for her "A" or "B" partners if she is running in "C" that day. If she chose not to race in "C" that day then she would be allowed to race for her partners.
For the purpose of time-ins, the race day will be officially started at the advertised time of the time-ins. Anyone arriving after that time will be considered late and may not be allowed to time in. If allowed to time in they will not be given any warm-up or practice time or extra laps.
Cars are allowed one time-in per driver. Cars will be timed for two laps and the faster time will be considered official. Cars may be entitled to one warm-up lap if time permits. Cars failing to time in on the first attempt may be allowed to re-time after all other cars are finished, if time permits.
If more than one car times in with an identical time, the first car timing in at that time will be considered to be the faster car for the purposes of line-ups, etc.
Drivers must alert themselves and read the pit board so as to be ready when called upon to line-up for their race. If a driver is not there when called, they will lose their position for that race. Races will not be held up waiting for cars to get to the line. A two-minute air horn warning may be given before each race starts.
The car in pole position is responsible for starting the race at a pace consistent with maintaining a proper formation of the cars in the rear of the field.
When an extra lap is signified by the Flagman, drivers are to signify this to the car behind.
The race is considered started when the green flag is dropped. Cars may immediately attempt to overtake competitors even though all the cars may not have yet crossed the starting line.
Cars entering the pits must slow down, go to the inside lane and signify to the cars behind them that they are leaving the track.
A car having mechanical trouble must move to the pit area or the infield. Any car that blows an engine or tire must immediately leave the track surface.
Cars entering the pit area during a race may be allowed back on the track only with the Pit Boss's permission and must obey the pit speed limit (walking speed).
In the event of a car stopping on the track or leaving the track during a race, the race will be stopped at the discretion of the Flagman. Cars assisted onto the track may continue the race at the back of the field if the car is deemed to be mechanically sound (Pit Boss's discretion).
After a car has been involved in a major accident and repairs are done, the driver may request a maximum of three laps, one time only, to determine if the car is fit to race. This is up to the Pit Boss's discretion.
Drivers involved in an accident or stopped on or near the track must remain belted in their car until the race is stopped! No one is to leave the pit area until a race is stopped and permission has been granted by the Pit Boss.
No pit person or non-official will be allowed on the track, infield, track exit or entrance during any race event, including red flag condition unless granted permission from the Pit Boss.
Any car "spinning out", or if there is an accident, on the first lap of a race, will result in a restart. This restart will have all cars lined up in original position with no one being penalized. There will be only 1 "original line-up" restart per race.
In case of a red flag stoppage, all cars will line up single file on the back straight in the order they crossed the start/finish line according to the last completed lap sheet. Drivers must remain buckled in their car. The car/cars causing the red flag will be lined up at the back of the pack.
When a red or yellow flag is shown, competitors must immediately slow down at a rate so as not to "cut off" another car or cause another car to "rear-end" theirs. There will be no racing to the red or yellow flag as cars are restarted in the order they crossed the start/finish line on the previous lap.
In the event of a red flag, no cars may have repairs or adjustments done to them while remaining on the track. Refueling and engine cooling will not be allowed while the car is on the track. Tire changing must be done in the pits. Cars entering the pits during the race stoppage may return to track with the Pit Boss's permission and will restart at the back of the field.
The intent of the lowering the driving age to 14 years of age is to encourage family participation in motor sport racing and provide younger drivers the opportunity to hone driving and mechanical skills in a controlled environment that promotes safety and good conduct.
These rules apply to drivers aged 14 to 16 years who don't possess a valid BC Driver's Licence or a class 7 "L" licence. Drivers possessing a class 7 "N", or higher (6 through 1), or are 19 years of age or older, are excluded from these special rules, and are required to participate under the regular TSCA rule system.
14+ drivers are restricted to driving in the Mini Stock class only and must be a current registered member of the TSCA. PRIOR to being accepted as a driver under the 14+ rules, the following must be done:
Forms (provided by TSCA) which include the following information must be signed by both parents/legal guardian and handed in to the Executive.
Permission waivers (required by the insurance company).
Emergency contact information.
If the parents/guardians are not present in the pits during race events, they must provide the names of two adult TSCA members whom they designate as being responsible for their minor child during track events. At least one of these members must be present in the pits during a race event in order for the 14+ driver to participate.
The driver will be required to demonstrate his/her ability to safely operate their race vehicle by completing a minimum of 40 practice laps at the Terrace Speedway under the supervision of at least two TSCA Executive members that are not related to the driver. They can be completed in more than one session and should be performed on practice days (refer to Hotlapping Times). The TSCA Executive reserves the right to request additional practice laps before granting permission to race. When satisfied with the driving ability of the applicant, the supervising Executive members will sign their permission that the applicant may now participate as a driver.
14+ drivers are required to obey all rules outlined in the current TSCA rulebook and additionally are subject to the following rules, which supersede any related regular rules:
1. They must start their first three race days at the back of the race line-up. They may optionally start at the back for an additional three race days (and can apply to the TSCA Executive for additional race days, if needed). The Executive or Flagman may at anybtime direct a 14+ driver to start at the back of the race line-up. Failure to comply will result in a suspension for the remainder of the race day and a TSCA Executive review of driving privileges. If a race day is rained out or otherwise cancelled before the driver has the opportunity to complete two races that day, it will not be counted toward the above.
2. 14+ drivers are subject to a modification of the "Black Flag" rules as follows:
a) A rolled-up black flag is same for 14+ as regular driver (a warning). iSee Flag rules.
b) An open black flag is given for unsportsmanlike behaviour or unsafe operation of the race vehicle. A 14+ driver receiving an open black flag is to quit the race and exit the track into the pits, and is disqualified from any further races until the TSCA Executive or track officials have reviewed the situation and grant permission for the 14+ driver to rejoin. The TSCA Executive will attempt, but is under no obligation, to provide an immediate response to such a situation.
3. Drivers 16 & UNDER must not turn 17 by the last race points day in order to win that trophy. It will be based on the most points for the season.
1. In order for a driver to protest another car, he/she must have raced at least 50% of the race season prior to the day of the protestbin the car he/she raced that day.
2. Any driver racing that day may protest against another car in their class, also racing that day, which he/she believes may be running illegally.
3. Protests must be completed and handed to a Track Official within 30 minutes of the completion of the day's last race.
4. Protest forms will be available at the pit board.
5. Results of a protest will be made known at the next general meeting.
6.The protested car will be impounded after the race day so a teardown may be done.
7. Teardowns will be done at a mutually agreed-upon location.
8. Teardowns must be attended by one owner or designated person from the protested car, the protester, and the Tech Crew. No others are allowed.
9. There will be a protest fee of $100 which will be held by a Track Official until the completion of the teardown. If the car is found legal, the $100 fee goes to the
car owner. If the car is found to be illegal, the $100 fee is returned to the protester. A sealed engine may be protested. However if any seal is to be broken, the
protest fee will be $300 with the same conditions as above. If a sealed engine is found to be legal the protester will pay the $25 resealing fee as well.
10. The protester must specify whether he/she is protesting the car's engine or the rest of the car. The $100 fee is for either the engine or the rest of the car,
but not for both.
11. If the car is found to be illegal, all drivers of that car will lose all points and trophies earned on that race day. If the same car is found to be illegal a second time
in that season, the drivers will lose all their points for the entire season and will disqualified from running for any year-end or other major trophies.
12. A protested car's driver has 15 minutes from the time the protest is brought to his/her attention to counter-protest the protester's car.
13. Cars torn down will be inspected thoroughly, however if something is overlooked or not caught during a teardown, do not assume that everything is necessarily legal.
If a car is torn down a second time, the results of the first teardown will have no bearing on the second.
14. Cars breaking the track record will be automatically torn down by the Tech Crew and engine seals will be checked.
15. FUEL PROTEST:
A driver racing that day can protest the fuel of another car in the same class. There will be a $50 protest fee, $15 of which is to cover the cost of testing
chemicals and equipment. The other $35 is for the teardown. If the fuel is found to be legal, the protested car gets the $35. If the fuel is found to be illegal,
This is a 6-lap race that consists of the six fastest cars in each class. Trophies are given to the winners of this race and is on Sundays only.
Cars are lined up from slowest time-ins to fastest time-ins. This race includes all cars in each class. It's 15 laps on Saturday night and 10 laps on Sunday.
Cars are lined up according to how they finished in the heat race. Winners of the heat race start at the back of the main. Mains are 20 laps on Saturday nights and 15 laps on Sunday. Trophies are given to Saturday night winners.the protester gets the $35. Penalties are the same as any other protest.
The track will be open for tuning and testing as follows:
The Executive member in charge of hotlapping must be given at least twenty-four hours advance notice of your intention to hotlap. Don't assume someone will be at the track. It must be arranged ahead of time.
Hotlapping on race days is at 3 pm on Saturdays and 10 am on Sundays.
There must be a track official present (who is in charge of session), a phone or cell phone on the premise, and before any hot lapping starts each driver must sign a waiver form. This is to comply with insurance requirements. Anyone not complying with this rule may have his/her racing privileges reviewed by the executive. Remember that people live nearby and can have our track shut down so don't overdo it!
Shootout - 6 Laps
Heat - 10 or 15 Laps
Points can be earned toward year-end trophies in following circumstances: