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SUPERSTOCK and STOCKCAR TEAMS RACING CODE OF ETHICS Teams racing is a very exciting and competitive form of racing with many added responsibilities on competitors, crews, officials and Promotions. It is the responsibility of the competitor to present his vehicle within the rules at all times. He must be aware of the SNZ rule book pertaining to Superstock and stockcar racing and teams racing. It is the responsibility of the team manager to make sure that all of his competitors DO in fact know the rules and the consequences of breaking those rules. Competitors must realise that the Referee is in control of the racing and is responsible for the safety of competitors during racing. No official or competitor wants a race stopped. However, if the referee has to stop a race it must be accepted that a competitor is in an unsafe situation, or a competitor wants to be removed from the race. A competitor who in the opinion of the referee is repeatedly offending may be excluded and removed from a race at any time. All competitors must obey a referee's direction, often carried out through an infield official. R12-4

SUPERSTOCK and STOCKCAR TEAMS RACING RULES (a) Teams races begin with clutch starts only. The display of red light or flags signifies the stopping of a race immediately even if your race is run. Competitors must not pass other competitors, nor move to any other position unless instructed by an official. Competitors may freely proceed under green or orange lights or flags. (b) Placing one or more wheels inside the pole line is considered breaking the rules of racing, repeated offences may attract a penalty and/or a fine. (c) A competitor forced infield must give way once pushed over the pole line and return to the race once the track is clear. Passing inside the pole line will attract either a fine and/or the team may be excluded. The infield is not for racing, any vehicles on the infield must disengage from contact and return to the track in the same corner or straight from which they left the track. (d) Attacking another competitor from inside pole line will attract either a fine or individual exclusion on the driver and/or the team may be excluded. (e) Any competitor deliberately driving infield (to avoid oncoming cars) for a sanctuary (to gain advantage) will attract a fine on the driver, or the driver may be excluded. (f) Forcing competing cars into stationary cars will attract either a fine, individual exclusion and/or the team may be excluded. The situation of stationary cars is of the utmost importance. Competitors who wish to be removed from their vehicle must give the "thumbs down� signal, motionless drivers will obviously bring the race to a red flag stop. Drivers on the racing surface in a blocking role will be considered to be part of the race and must realise that deliberate contact may occur. Attacking cars MUST avoid cars that are in a non attacking position. (Any inference that one can legitimately hit all stationary cars has been removed from the rules.) (g) Drivers must only drive in the correct direction. When the way is blocked by the wall or another vehicle one may reverse to clear the obstruction.

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2010 NZ Speedway Rule Book  

2010 NZ Speedway Rule Book

2010 NZ Speedway Rule Book  

2010 NZ Speedway Rule Book

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