Tulsa Speedway General Rules
ORDER OF EVENTS
1. Driver’s sign-in/draw is located in the designated pit
area. All drivers must be signed in and draw 30 minutes
before posted race time, or start at the rear of the heat
race. Times may be altered for special events.
2. Hot lap sessions are 30 to 45 minutes prior to the race
time. Each driver is responsible for being ready to hot
lap. No hot laps after the races start or finish unless
approved by the Race Director. Hot laps will generally
follow packing the track. If you do no participate in
packing the track you will not be allowed to hot lap.
3. Order of events will be posted on the Pit Board. It is
the driver’s responsibility to know when they race and
lineup on time. Drivers are expected to be ready to race
when they come on the track (window net up, gloves on,
helmet on, etc.). If you are late as your race is exiting
the staging area, you will go to the rear of that race.
4. Be ready to go when your race is called.
5. If you are the first race after intermission, you have
10 minutes after intermission begins to get in the staging
area. Once intermission is over, that race will begin.
6. After a caution flag is flown, get in line, allow the
officials to put you in order.
7. Absolutely NO crew members allowed on track surface.
Unless cleared with track official.
8. The distance of each race and the number of cars going
to tech after each race will be posted on the lineup for
that race. If a driver goes to his/her pit before going to
tech he/she will be disqualified from that race. If a
driver is not sure where they finished, go to tech anyway.
NOTE: For more accuracy, it is recommended to weigh your
car using the track scales before the races begin.
9. Competing in multiple classes: If a driver is scheduled
to run in back to back races, he/she should notify an
official as soon as the line ups are posted. This will
ensure that the driver is given adequate time to switch
cars and join the lineup. Have your car ready in the
staging area with a crew member.
1. Raceivers are mandatory. There will be a zero-tolerance
policy regarding raceivers; you must have one to race. If
yours is not working, notify an official. Raceivers will
be on the default channel (frequency 454.000) this season.
2. Safety Equipment – Please Note: We here at The New
Tulsa Speedway take safety very seriously. If you are
unsure of your safety equipment please contact the track
for clarification before you come to the track to race. If
you are unsure where to purchase your safety equipment
contact the track for information.
3. All cars are subject to inspection at any time and must
be free of mechanical defects and be in safe racing
condition or they may not be allowed on the track. If you
do not meet the safety requirements you will not be
allowed to race, and will not be given a refund for any
4. Fire Suits are mandatory. Two-layer suits are strongly
recommended. If you do not have a two-layer suit you must
have the racing underwear. Minimum: Single layer fire
suits w/ Nomex underwear mandatory.
5. Racing shoes are highly recommended.
6. Neck collars or hanns device is mandatory.
7. Racing gloves are mandatory. No mechanics gloves.
8. Window nets or arm restraints are mandatory.
9. A quick release on a metal coupling on steering wheel
is mandatory. No plastic couplings allowed.
10. It is recommended that each car have a built-in fire
extinguisher equipment. However, it cannot be dry powder.
It must be Halon 1211, Cold Fire or an equivalent.
11. It is recommended to change straps, seatbelts and
restraints a minimum of every three years. Belts must have
stamp on them to prove when they were made. Quick release
belts are strongly recommended.
12. Helmets are mandatory Q Snell SA 2005, SA 2010 or
newer. Full face helmets only. No motorcycle or open face
helmets allowed. No “M” rating or open face helmets. If
wearing a helmet that is not Nomex lined, driver MUST wear
a Nomex head sock.
13. Fuel cell mount: Fuel cell cage shall be made of 1"x
16Qgauge or 3/4"x 14Qgauge steel square tubing. Must be
welded thoroughly. Must wrap round entire cell. Must be
bolted at 4 sides with no less than 3/8" grade 8 bolts. 2
bars per side (all 4 sides) & 2 straps on top min. 1/8"x
2". Consult a race chassis shop for assistance.
1. The drivers required to go to tech following each race
will be the top three finishers unless otherwise noted or
instructed by officials. The New Tulsa Speedway may direct
any competitor to the tech area.
2. One crewmember per driver allowed in the tech area.
3. No crewmembers from any team allowed in the vicinity of
another team’s car while being teched.
4. No traction control devices are allowed in any class.
5. Three Wins: Any driver that wins three races within one
racing season is subject to an extensive technical
6. Protest: See each individual division’s rules for
protest and claim rules and procedures.
7. Car numbers must be legible by the scorers (visible
from the press box). Numbers must be on both sides and on
top of car, must be at least 18” x 5” on the sides,
numbers should be at least 24” x 5” on the roof, and
numbers must be a contrast to color of car. If multiple
cars in the same division are identical, they must have a
noticeable difference in the number. If you are unsure
about your number please contact the nearest official or
the pit office. NOTE: if your number cannot be read you
will not be scored. If you have been warned about your
number you will not be scored the following week if the
number is not corrected.
8. No pit personnel on the track during the race, whether
there is a caution or stoppage in the race or you will go
to the rear or your car may be disqualified from the race.
This is your warning.
1. Heat race line ups for weekly point’s races are
determined by draw and A- Feature lineups are inverted
based on a point average system using the procedures
2. Heats are lined up by draw.
2. “B” mains are lined up straight up from heats with
highest finishers to front.
3. When one heat is run, top five qualifiers will be
inverted for feature lineup according to season point
average. When two or five heats are run, the top 10
qualifiers will be inverted for feature lineup according
to season point average. When three, four or six heats are
run, top 12 qualifiers will be inverted for feature
according to season point average. The New Tulsa Speedway
reserves 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
A-Feature is lined up straight up from heats and/or
4. 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.
5. If a driver is absent for two consecutive events
(excluding rain-outs), upon his/her return shall be
treated as a new car for the first week he/she returns.
6. Heat race line-ups for special events and the first
point’s race of the season are determined by draw and
Feature lineups are determined by passing points.
Officials may opt to implement an invert or redraw for the
feature lineup, which will be determined and announced
prior to the event.
7. All races begin at the start line. There will be a cone
in place at the bottom of turn four and a line marked on
the race surface. Stay nose to tail, when you see the
green flag and you are past the cone you start racing. Pay
attention to the lights; if the lights are out you will be
getting the green.
1. Single File: Restarts in heat races and B-Mains during
weekly points races will be Single file, and will take
place off of turn four. Stay nose to tail; when you see
the green flag and are past the cone you start racing. You
will be docked two positions for jumping the start.
2. Double File: Restarts in the A-Main will be double file
for up to two cautions in weekly point’s races. After the
third caution, The New Tulsa Speedway General Rules
restarts will be single file. Restart procedures for
special events will vary per event and will be declared in
the drivers’ meeting.
3. Delaware Double file restarts (Sprints, Late Models,
Mods only) will be conducted accordingly: Yellow flag
restarts will be double file with the leader being the
only car on the front row. When the cars are in the
correct order the officials will point the leader out
front by themselves and split the rest of the field to
inside and outside. The 2nd place car has the option to
take the inside row or outside row behind the leader. The
rest of the field will fall in order.
4. Officials may opt to change to a single file restart if
track conditions warrant or if there are issues with
double file restarts.
5. No jumping the starts/restarts. If you are called for
jumping it will count as a caution. Remember, if you cause
two cautions you go to the pits.
1. Green – Starts the race.
2. Yellow –Use extreme caution. Slow down immediately, We
DO NOT race back to the yellow.
3. Red – STOP -There is a blockage on the track or a
condition that requires emergency attention.
4. White – One lap remaining in the race
5. Checkered – End of the race
6. Blue / Yellow – Hold you line for faster traffic
7. Black (rolled) – Warning to field or driver Black
(open) – You have been disqualified from that race; exit
directly to the pits or to the infield.
8. We DO NOT race back to the yellow. Slow down
immediately when the Yellow light or flag has been thrown.
All cars must get single file. There will be an official
on the Raceiver to get you in order. If you are out of
order, we will correct it before the green. NOTE: If you
refuse to stay in single file after an official has
directed you to get in line, you will be sent to the tail
of the field. If you do not fall to the tail of the field
as instructed, you will not be scored.
9. A Red Flag means STOP as soon and as safely as you can.
If a driver fails to stop (other than avoiding a wreck)
he/she will be sent to the rear of the restart.
10. Any driver that continues around the track will be
disqualified from that race.
11. No working on cars under a red flag.
12. Rain during a race or other extenuating circumstances:
If the race on track is delayed prior to being halfway
completed, it will resume at a later time beginning with
the most previous scored lap. If the race is delayed after
being halfway completed, it will be deemed an official
13. Cars should enter the track in turn two and exit the
track in turn one. There will be an official at turn two
to control the cars going onto the track. (There will be
NO cars reentering during green flag conditions). Do not
enter the track until directed to. If your car has
problems, pull to the infield during a green flag. DO NOT
cross traffic during a race under any circumstances. Wait
until a caution comes out to exit safely, however DO NOT
exit until a track official instructs you to exit.
14. Drivers who exit the racing surface may not be allowed
to return to the race. Drivers who use the hot pit area
may return to competition. Drivers who go to the hot pits
in the A-Feature will get two pace laps to return to the
race. This is the only situation in which a driver will be
granted pace laps to continue racing.
1. Line-ups after a caution will be according to the last
lap scored. The cars involved in the caution will line up
on the rear.
2. Lapped cars will be instructed to go to the rear.
3. A first lap caution may result in cars involved being
sent to the rear or all cars retaining their spot,
dependent upon the circumstances which caused the caution.
4. Drivers must take a green flag to be considered
officially present on a race night. Drivers who do not
start their main event (“B” or “A”) will not be paid.
A. Two Caution rule – If a car is involved in two cautions
in a single event they will be disqualified.
B. Five Caution rule in the A-Feature: After the fifth
caution, ANY cars (whether a single-car or multiple-car
incident) involved in a caution will be sent to the pits.
C. Rules may be amended to include a time limit on Feature
events if officials deem necessary.
6. Drivers who cannot maintain a competitive speed may be
sent to the pits.
7. A driver will not be allowed to change cars once a race
has started or become an official race. A driver must
finish in the same car that he/she qualifies with. (Cannot
change cars after heat races).
8. Rough driving/multiple car incidents
A. Contact involving two or more cars resulting in a
caution, ALL drivers involved will be sent to the tail.
B. Blatant contact with another driver or a rough driving
disqualification (black flag), will result in the driver’s
points and pay being removed from that event and may
result in further disciplinary action.
1. Fighting will result in a minimum of two weeks
suspension and loss of points and pay for that night. The
driver or crewmember that instigates a fight by entering
another driver’s pit will be penalized. A second incident
will result in a one-year suspension from the track or an
indefinite suspension based on severity. Assaulting any
track official will result in a one-year suspension from
the track or an indefinite suspension based on severity.
2. Any driver, crew member or any person associated with
any driver that is heard conspiring against another driver
will be suspended indefinitely; championship points will
be removed and they will not be allowed to return until
further notice. On the track incidents can translate to
championship point penalties, fines and suspensions at
management’s discretion. This includes any driver that
exits their car with the intention of starting an
altercation, any driver that intentionally wrecks another
driver or hits another driver under caution.
3. Using a racecar in a threatening manner toward another
person anywhere on the premises of The New Tulsa Speedway
at any time shall be cause for immediate disqualification
and possible indefinite suspension based on severity.
4. No speeding in the pits: Racecars or pit vehicles.
Infractions may result in disqualification.
5. Any person caught sneaking into the pit area or anyone
caught with a bogus pit pass will be banned indefinitely.
The offender will be charged with TRESPASSING
A. Driver must have pit pass on when going through the
tech area or they may be disqualified.
B. NO one shall enter the pits at any time without a pit
pass and / or signature on the sign-in sheet.
C. Anyone caught passing a pit pass to allow another
person to enter the pits will be suspended indefinitely.
FINAL NOTES/ADDITIONAL STIPULATIONS
1. Drivers must be at least 14 years of age by that race
night and approved by race officials. Parents or Legal
Guardians must sign a Minor release permission form if the
driver is under 18 years of age. If driver has not filled
out a release form, they will not be allowed to
participate in any event including hot laps.
2. The New Tulsa Speedway payout checks to all drivers at
the end of the night at the pit office. The pit office
will stay open for at least 30 minutes after the last race
is over, unless cars are still being inspected. Unclaimed
payout checks will be held for two (2) weeks. Payout
checks not picked up after that time will be forfeited.
3. Be prepared to show identification if asked when
picking up your pay. Once a driver leaves the pay window
and has signed the pay sheet, showing receipt of pay,
there shall be no argument made for insufficient pay.
4. Drivers must have an entry form and W9 on file in order
5. There are NO REFUNDS once you have paid for a pit pass
and sign in.
6. Rain Out Policy: The race program consists of
qualifying heat races and feature events. In the event of
inclement weather, The New Tulsa Speedway officials will
make every effort to complete the program for you. Always,
be sure to keep your event tickets and/or wristbands. The
event night program will be considered complete when ALL
Feature Races are set. After that point no rainout tickets
will be honored. If all Feature Races are NOT set, event
tickets should be kept and will be honored for any
upcoming regular weekly racing show for the race season.
The same ticket will be valid for events of equal or
lesser value; your ticket may also be applied for ticket
upgrades. You must have the original ticket or wristband
(NO COPIES). Once you leave the ticket booth you are
responsible for your ticket or wristbands. If all Features
are set, the show will be considered complete. Rain out
policies for events other than Weekly Racing will be
posted on a per event basis. If you have any questions
with regards to the Rain Out Policy, please contact The
New Tulsa Speedway Office at 918-437-7223.
7. The Track is not responsible for any damage to any
vehicle in the pits at any time. NOTE: Vehicles in the
pits are NOT covered by insurance and is the owner’s
discretion by parking in the pits. Personal vehicles are
not allowed in the staging area during the races.
8. Track Officials decisions and rulings are final and not
subject to argument or debate. However, questions
regarding decisions and rulings will be heard by the Race
Director, so long as the questioning party maintains a
9. The New Tulsa Speedway reserves the right to refuse
service to anyone. In the event you are barred or
suspended from another track, we may honor the suspension.
10. The New Tulsa Speedway reserves the right to amend or
add any rule at any time.