VITA at Maui Raceway Park Track Rules
Maui Raceway Park
Effective March 2010
Violation of any of these rules may result in disqualification or suspension.
General Track Rules
1. No alcohol allowed in the pit and tower spectator areas. NO DRUGS OR
FIREARMS ALLOWED ANYWHERE. There is a zero tolerance policy with this rule. Violators will be ejected immediately from the event and drivers may face an additional 1 year suspension and monetary fine up to $2,500.
2. Unsportsmanlike conduct, improper language or conduct detrimental to racing will be grounds for disqualification. Disputes with track personnel or Board of Director Members will not be tolerated and will also be grounds for
disqualification at the Board’s discretion.
3. No bikes, scooters, quads, skateboards, etc. in the pit area unless used as a tow or safety safari vehicle. These vehicles may not be driven by persons under 18 years. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult in the pit area. Exceptions may be reviewed by the VITA Board of Directors and medical review officer.
4. Pit area is first come first serve basis, maximum area 12 ft. per race
vehicle, unless otherwise designated by the Board of Directors. When in the pit area, pedestrians and/or other vehicles must yield to race vehicles. Race
vehicles may not be able to see pedestrians and vice versa. First 3 rows of
staging lanes are to be kept clear of spectators. No spectator vehicles allowed in pit area.
5. In the event of a dispute over track rules, a protest must be lodged with the Event Director/Track Manager.
Driver and Pit Crew Rules
6. The NHRA Rule Book will be used as a guideline for all rules, regulations and
penalties. Each driver must have a current copy in their possession at tech
inspection. For any vehicle or bike running quicker than the allowed ET, the
1st infraction will result in a verbal warning, the 2nd infraction will result in a
written warning and the 3rd infraction will result in suspension. If the 2nd
infraction is severe, suspension may immediately result.
7. State driver’s license required to be carried by all drivers during
competition. 9.99 and faster drivers are also required to have NHRA license
8. Only one support vehicle per race vehicle allowed in the pit area. Support
vehicle must be marked with the race vehicle’s number. Trailers must be parked in the trailer parking areas. Spectator vehicles not allowed to park in the pits.
9. Drivers are responsible for all pit crew and guests in the pit area. Any
violations of track rules by crew or guests are considered against the driver.
10. All race vehicles must pass tech inspection before making any runs.
11. All race and tow vehicles must have competition numbers clearly displayed and visible to tower and stager. Numbers on race vehicles should be 4 inches high and may be made with window marker or shoe polish if stickers are not available. However, stickers are recommended. Tow vehicles are to leave as soon as race vehicle begins its run and proceed down the tow vehicle road to the end of the track to retrieve the race vehicle as quickly as possible. All persons in the back of support vehicles must be seated and tailgates must be up and locked.
No one under 18 years old allowed in the back of tow vehicles.
12. Race vehicles not in staging lanes when called to race will be disqualified.
It is the responsibility of the driver to listen for their call.
13. Drivers must stay with their race vehicles if in the staging lanes.
14. Dial-ins must be clearly marked on driver’s side and front windows.
15. DOT approved street tires are required for 4x4 vehicles. No off-road
knobbies are allowed. Tire approval/disapproval will be at the discretion of the Tech Inspector.
16. Lane choice in Pro Gas will go to race vehicle qualifying closer to the
class index. Lane choice in brackets will go to the faster dial-in. In the
event of identical dial-ins, a coin toss will decide lane choice.
17. In the event of a bye-run in the first round of competition, the vehicle
with the quickest qualifying time will have the bye. No car will be allowed 2
bye runs in a row.
18. All race vehicles must start in staging lanes and be driven out to the
burnout box under their own power. Any vehicle in burnout area or on track is under the control of the track starter and all instructions from the starter must be followed. Each car is allowed one wet and one dry burnout. Vehicles must be staged in a timely manner or may be disqualified by the starter. Drivers out of courtesy should wait for both cars to pre-stage before staging. There will be no tire prep in staging area.
19. Race vehicles running nine (9.00) seconds or slower will not be allowed to burnout over starting line, with the exception of Summit Super Pro. Race
vehicles 9.99 and faster are allowed 3 crew max on track and 1 of them is allowed beyond the starting tree during staging or backing only. Race vehicles slower than 9.99 are allowed 1 crew max on track. No crew are allowed in the starter box. Area between staging pole and burnout box is “hot area.” Nobody is permitted in the hot area.
20. Once the driver stages the race vehicle they have accepted the dial-in. If the display board shows an incorrect dial-in, it is the drivers responsibility to notify the starter.
21. Pro Gas (10.90, 11.90, 12.90) will use a 0.5 pro tree. 7.90, 8.90, 9.90
will use a 0.4 pro tree.
22. The “First or Worst Rule” will be in effect for races. The driver
committing the first offense (i.e. redlighting before your opponent breaks out)
will lose. The exception to this is crossing the center line or outer
extremities of the track, which will result in immediate disqualification.
23. In the event of a double breakout, the vehicle that breaks out by the least will win.
24. If for any reason the termination of a run is caused by an error by track
official, tower, technical glitch, etc., both cars will be re-run before the next
round of competition. It is the drivers responsibility to check the dial-in
display board on the starter pole before staging.
25. Return road speed limit is 15mph. Pit area speed limit is 5mph. This
includes area between staging lanes and burnout box. No burnouts in the pit
26. Any driver who has already lost in competition may not re-enter competition.
27. If your vehicle breaks before or during competition and you are not able
to compete, you must inform the tower or track official.
28. All drivers and passengers must wear helmets at least DOT approved or better and restraints. All drivers doing 11.49 and quicker, must comply with existing NHRA restraints requirements (see NHRA rule book). All cars and trucks running 11.50 and slower are required to have a 3 point belt system. All drivers and passengers must wear long pants (no shorts) and closed shoes (no slippers or sandals). No passengers allowed in vehicles going 14.00 seconds or faster.
29. Race vehicles with air conditioning must have A/C turned off when entering the Drag Strip.
30. During competition qualifying, if you withdraw your vehicle during the first round, for any reason, and are not able to compete, the racer will forfeit his or her race fees. Once the race vehicle has at least entered the burnout box, that vehicle is considered entered.
These rules are subject to change at any time by the Valley Isle Timing
Association Board of Directors.
Last edited by Islandracer : 04-14-2010 at 08:00 PM.