Competition Rules
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 20:30

These rules provide the framework for LMMC officials to implement race procedures. In addition to interpreting and applying those rules, LMMC officials are authorized to make such other determinations or take such other actions as they determine to be necessary to promote the best interest of micro sprint racing, including, but not limited to fairness and prompt finality of completion and results.

 

 Because the Lanco Micro Midget Auto Racing Club, Inc. is an organization made up of persons of good moral character and reputation, genuinely interested in the sport of racing and building micro midget cars and because the club seeks to promote a wholesome family atmosphere at racing events, un-sportsman like, unsafe, or illegal conduct will not be tolerated. 

 

Table of Contents

I. GENERAL.
II. INSPECTION

III. SAFETY RULES AND REGULATION

I. REGISTRATION

V. ROOKIE

VI. SIGN I

VII. LINE UPS

VIII. PAY OUTS AND AWARDS

IX. OFFICIALS

X. FLAG SIGNALS

XI. RACING RULES

XII. PENALTIE

XIII. XIII PROTESTS

XIV. DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

I. GENERAL

A. There will be five (5) classes:
Sportsman-125cc-2cycle-4 cycle - 250-cc 2 cycle, 600 4 cycle
B. All parties in a Club sponsored event shall be held responsible for their behavior. Each incident shall be dealt with on a separate basis. No precedent shall exist.
C. Any driver not returning a floating trophy for that race the following year will automatically receive a one (l) year suspension and must pay a $ 200.00 fine, in addition to the trophy replacement cost, before he or she may compete in a LMMC sanctioned event.
D. Rain checks will be offered only if all heat races have not been completed.
E. Drivers must compete in 50 percent of the races prior to the Clyde Martin Memorial race to be eligible to participate in said race. Drivers must meet these requirements in each class, in which they wish to compete. i.e. 50 percent of 9 is 4 ½, 4 is the number to be used.
F. Width and weight check for all cars and driver taking the checkered flag, are required to pass over the scales and metal fixed calipers check station, in order to progress or get paid for finishing spot. Failure to do so is an automatic disqualification.
G. Sequence of events: warm ups, heats, consolations and features will be scheduled by the LANCO officials.
H. Radios may not be used for communication or other purposes on the car.

I. All rule changes must be submitted by or at the September club meeting to the Rules Committee Chairman.

A. Cars must meet the conditions of the construction specifications to be eligible for competition at the club track.
B. Any cars that have not been inspected during the scheduled inspection weekend, must be inspected before warm ups start or they will not be eligible to participate in the race.
C. There will be no new inspections on practice day or the first point’s race of the season.
D. Cars must be race ready to be inspected.
E. The AMB TranX260 is the recommended transponder for use at LANCO. If a transponder is not registering properly with the scoring system, the driver, upon notification, will have one week to solve the problem before they will be required to purchase a new transponder or rent a transponder from LANCO.
F. Transponders must be mounted on the rear or as close to the rear of the seat as possible. Transponders should be located approximately 12” from the ground. Tech approval
A. All helmets, shields and gloves, must pass the safety inspection of the technical committee.
  1. Helmets must be one piece full faced and Snell rated not to exceed two prior “Snell years” evaluated Jan. 1 of that race season.
  2. Full driving suits, arm restraints, neck collars or head & neck systems are mandatory and are to be worn according to the manufacture’s recommendations.

B. If any driver is involved in an accident and, in the opinion of the race director, after consulting with the medical personal, it is not advisable for him/her to continue, he/she may be disqualified for the remainder of the show. C. Anyone causing or involved in an accident and are able(or unable) to continue to race, must see a member of the medical crew after that race or they will not be permitted to complete in their next race.

  1. Anyone transported to a hospital as a result of an accident must have written permission by a physician to continue racing.

D. Any car liberating excessive oil, smoke or fuel will be flagged from the track at the discretion of the flagman.
E. If a car, while running on the track appears to be unsafe, the car will be stopped at that time to check safety specifications.
F. Wings are not mandatory if the 3-inch “helmet below top of cage rule” is satisfied.

A. There will be only one car, per class, per number.
B. Car registration
  1. Car owner must be an LMMC member.
  2. All car numbers will cost $ 25.00 for new or class change.
  3. Any combination of numbers and letter not to exceed three digits.
  4. Ownership will be valid for one year or as long as the car is signed in for at least one LMMC event each year, race ready, inspected and takes a green flag.
  5. A car owner not paying his membership dues for a period of one (1) year automatically leaves his registered number open for others (military service excluded).
  6. No money will be returned on car registration at any time.
  7. Any driver that is a member or non-member of LMMC and is registered to participate in a LMMC racing event must have original birth certificate if 12 to 18 years of age. The minimum age for the Sportsman, 270 and 600 classes is 14, the minimum age for the 125 and 4 Stroke classes is 12.

V. ROOKIES

A. At the beginning of a race season, drivers are considered rookie drivers if they have never competed in more than seven LMMC point races (open shows excluded).
B. Drivers will be considered rookies at the discretion of the track official’s.
C. In his or her first seven (7) points races the rookie driver must start at the rear of the regular field in a line up consistent with other rookie drivers. |
D. Rookie status is carried the full race season.
E. At the end of the season a rookie driver is eligible for the rookie of the year award, given to a driver or drivers (in case of a tie) in each class who has exhibited qualities determined by the officials to be worthy of the award.
F. Rookies may wave rookie status, officials’ discretion, not eligible for rookie award.
A. Any person in the pits during warm ups and/or during the running of the races must be signed in and must wear a pit pass on the left wrist.
B. All membership dues, car registrations and work party obligations must be paid prior to or at Inspection day(s).
  1. Work parties: one representative of each registered car must fulfill his/her obligation to the club.

C. Any member can sign in a car. Driver must show membership card at pit shack before driving the car.
D. Deadline for sign in will be one(1) hour before scheduled starting time or start at the rear (heat only).
E. A driver or owner may withdraw a car after qualifying in a heat race to go to the evenings feature race. A substitute drive may attempt to re-qualify the same car in the consi with the provision that proper entrance fees are paid by the substitute driver and the starting position of the re-qualifying car will be at the rear of the consi-race.

  1. Anyone changing cars after the initial sign in must start at the rear of the field.
  2. A driver may attempt to qualify in only one heat and consi per class.
  3. In the event of a make-up feature, a qualified driver may race in a different car than was previously qualified for the event without penalty. The owner of the replacement car must be the same as the car that was originally qualified.
A. Beginning of season
  1. The line up for the first point show of the season will be by the drawing of numbers for starting position in the heats.
  2. Winner of the first heat in each class will then draw to determine heads-up or invert.
  3. Consi qualifiers start behind heat qualifiers.
  4. Rookies will start behind non-rookie members in the heats. If they make the feature inversion, rookies will start behind the non-rookie members that make the feature inversion.

B. Balance of the season

  1. Heat race line-ups will be determined by pill draw. Points will not be awarded to drivers for heat race finish positions.
  2. Consi line up for season will be according to finish in the heat starting heads-up. Points will not be awarded to drivers for consi finish positions.
  3. The feature line-ups will be by a 3-week point average system for those that make the feature inversion. The remaining heat qualifiers will start heads-up by heat race finish behind those that made the feature inversion. The consi qualifiers will start heads-up by consi finish behind the heat qualifiers. For the feature inversion there will be 3 groups:    
    1. The first group is made up of all non-rookie members.
    2. The second group is made up of all rookie members who have not completed seven point races. This group will start behind the non-rookie members.
    3. The third group is made up of all non-members. This group will start behind the rookie members who have not completed seven point races.
  4. Maximum number of cars in the feature will be 24 (regular point shows). Additional cars are allowed at the official's discretion.
  5. When a class has more than a full field, 24 drivers will be qualified (unless Number 4 in this Section is invoked) for the feature event. If a qualified competitor fails to be able to take the initial green, alternates will be used in the order they finished the consolation races. If an alternate is used, the driver the alternate replaces will not receive points or purse for that feature event.
  6. Drivers must make an attempt to run the car (actually race) and not just sign in. 
A. Drivers must attempt to run the feature to receive pay out.
  1. Point and pay out system will be posted yearly.
  2. On a race night, only the owner or driver may pick up pay out.

B. In order to honor drivers for supporting the Club, plaques or trophies will be awarded to winner in each class at the annual Clyde Martin Memorial Banquet. For the Clyde Martin Memorial race, all eligible drivers will receive double points as earned. C. All LMMC registered drivers will receive fifty (50) points to attend open shows. For the regular driver to receive the points, the car must attempt to run. D. To receive an award and pay out at the banquet, the owner or driver must be present or have prior approval of absence from the President.

  1. Points money distribution: Take total car count per class for the year (excluding open shows) and divide by total car count to get percentage car count per class. Take full amount of point fund and subtract $ 500 ($100. for each class champion). The remaining point fund money is proportioned to each class based on the percentage of total car count for each class to determine the class point fund money. For each class, the class point fund money will be divided by the total points for the top 15 drivers in that class to determine pay per point. The pay per point will be multiplied by individual driver points to determine the driver’s point fund money for the season.
A. From the start of the race to the checkered flag, the Race Director controls the race.
  1. All drivers must watch and obey the flagman’s signals
  2. Any official on the track area and pit area is an extension of the Race Director’s authority.
  3. All expulsions and signals given or spoken by them are binding.

B. All track officials at a given event are to be involved to resolve protest. Majority will rule. No person will make a single call. By vote only.

    1. All calls by Speedway officials are final. It will require one (1) official to confirm a call.

C. The Race Director has the power to file charges against, disqualify, fine or suspend any driver or member not to exceed twelve months.

    1. The decision shall be final in all cases unless appealed to the contest committee or the \ board of directors whose decision shall be final.

D. The Race Director, Contest Committee, and Membership Committee must carry out their authority to file charges against, disqualify, reprimand or fine an offender for a violation of the club rules within seventeen(17) days.

    1. Failure of any official of the club to carry out any provision of these rules shall have no bearing what so ever in the rights of a contestant or upon the contestant’s duty to obey all rules.

E. All appeals of suspension must be made within thirty(30) days after he/she is notified of suspension. F. Any hearings on appeals of suspension or fine must be held within thirty days prior to the receipt of the appeal. G. A suspended member can submit application for reinstatement thirty days prior to the end of suspension(approximate waiting period thirty days). H. Any condition considered to be unsafe by the flagman or race director, contest committee, or technical committee will be adequate grounds for barring a vehicle from participating in any LMMC sanctioned event until the fault has been remedied to their satisfaction.

A. Green - Go
B. Red - Stop
C. Yellow – Caution
D. Black - Disqualified or Mechanical problems
E. Blue/Yellow stripe - Lapped car
F. White- One lap to complete race
G. Checkered - Finish of race.
A. Any race that has gone one half or more of the total laps shall be declared official and complete, if in the judgment of the race director and contest committee, the track is unsafe for further completion.
  1. The race may be also declared complete by a decision of the contest committee.
  2. When a consolation has only the number of qualified cars for the feature it will be checkered immediately so all cars qualify.

B. All features scheduled for 25 laps will have a 30 minute time limit, all features scheduled for 26 or more laps will have a 40 minute time limit. One final restart will be attempted after time limit has been reached.
C. A race is completed when lead car takes the checkered flag.

  1. If a red or yellow flag is subsequently thrown, all cars not involved in the accident will be scored from the previous lap with lapped cars placed to the rear.

D. A car may exit and may return to the rear of the field until the first lap of an event is scored with the approval of the entrance gate official.
E. Any car leaving the track after the first lap of an event is complete may not re-enter the race with the exceptions, Red flag conditions require the clearing of the track.
F. When leaving or entering the pits, drivers must use extreme caution.
G. There will be no mandatory fuel stops.
H. Red Flags will be at the discretion of the track officials. On a layover or minor accident, the yellow flag will be thrown, and then red if needed.

  1. If red flag is thrown because of severity of the accident, all cars will exit at the third turn at the discretion of the race director or official and will line up outside of the track. The line up will be established before cars re-enter.

I. If for any reason a yellow flag is necessary after one lap has been completed, the restart will be single file and the order will revert to the last completed lap for all cars that passed after the yellow flag was thrown.

  1.  In order for the first lap of any event to be considered complete, all cars must cross the start/finish line prior to the yellow being thrown. Restart will be a complete restart of the starting line-ups except for those cars stopped in the yellow, they will start at the rear of the field inverted in order from the their originally scheduled starting position.
  2. After the first lap is completed, any accident will revert  back to the previously completed lap for those cars not crossing the finish line prior to the yellow flag being waived. Those cars that stop go to the rear of the field in front of the lap cars inverted in order from the last completed lap.

J. If the scorers cannot read a car number on the wing, the driver will be told by the race director, and will have one week to fix it or will not be scored.
K. All cars entering the track for all race events are required to have the appropriate AMB Scoring Transponder properly mounted. Cars without a transponder will not be scored unless the transponder was accidentally lost or damaged during the race. The scoring computer will determine whether or not the transponder is working properly and whether or not a lap is complete.

A. During a race a driver may be put to the rear of the field as a penalty for the following:
  1. Car and driver must be staged when called. The car designated for pole position must be in pit line up prior to the start of the race or that car will start in the rear. If a driver is scheduled to be in the next race, the first car may be impounded in the garage area.
  2. Any car jumping the start in a race, the yellow will come out and the offending driver will be given a warning (this will not count as a stop for the offending driver). If the offending driver jumps the start a second time in the same race, the yellow will come out and they will be put to the rear. Any car jumping a third time is out of the race.
  3. Any car coming out late for a race automatically starts in the rear. Late is when the balance of the field is in order.
  4. From the first push off to the completion of the race, if a car causes a yellow flag condition or stops for any reason on the track, it will go to the rear.
  5. Any car having four wheels on the infield may return to the track in a safe manner without improving position. If the driver improves his/her position he/she will be penalized.

B. During a race a driver may be removed from the race as a penalty for the following:
Mechanical:

  1. Car mishandling, i.e. if low tire causes mishandling, the car is retired, otherwise it may continue. A flat tire will be an immediate cause for removal from the race. Exception, the left front, but it must be on both beads. Cars that are an immediate threat to the safety of other competitors due to mishandling or an erratic line on the track will be cause for an immediate caution flag followed by disqualification.
  2. Missing, broken, projecting and or loose parts may retire a car at the discretion of an official. An operational exhaust pipe is mandatory because of the sound level rule.
  3. Any car liberating excessive oil, smoke or fuel will be flagged from the track at the discretion of the race director.
  4. After initial push-off, car may be pushed off two (2) more times, unless stopped an official, otherwise the car is retired.
  5. If a car loses power under green flag or yellow, it gets a maximum of one lap to restart from where it stopped. If car fails to start, it is automatically out of the race.

C. Drivers may not change cars after the green flag is given for the race.
D. Drivers may exit car to help with removal from the track, walk offs will be disqualified.

  1. Red flag conditions one additional person per car is allowed on the track. The driver may exit the car to assist pushing off the track.

E. Under no circumstances will repairs or adjustments be made to the car with tools on the track or infield area. Exception is after the checker flag is thrown and in victory lane, where tire gages or other tools may be used.
F. Drivers refusing to get in line on a yellow.
G. Unsportsmanlike conduct.

  1. Vulgar language or obscene gestures in view of audience.
  2. Fighting
  3. Unauthorized walking on the track to argue with officials during or between races.
  4. Physically striking another car.
  5. Any driver that has been assessed a penalty for un-sportsman like conduct will be ejected from all classes that the said driver is involved in for the same durations of original infraction.

H. Any car more that three laps down will be retired from the race.
I. Any car leaving the track after the initial green flag may not re-enter the race.
J. For foul driving, intentionally cutting the mark, unnecessary bumping, crowding, chopping, banking, charging corners, the driver may be given the black flag and may be out of the race, may be out for the night or may be subject to further disciplinary actions. Driver loses points and purse for any race in which he/she is disqualified. The race will count as a race attended for Clyde Martin race eligibility.
K. Drivers must enter only through the entrance gate and exit only at the exit gate when entering or leaving the track unless designated differently by track official. Failure to comply is subject to disqualification or suspension.
L. If an official tells a driver he/she must start at the rear of the next point’s race due to a penalty, the driver must start at the rear of all races that includes heats, consi and feature. If disqualified for a week or weeks, the penalty will apply for the next point race run after serving the disqualification. This includes heat, consi and feature.
M. If a driver causes and accident and there is an official call made against that driver and if another car or cars involved cannot continue he/she will be removed from the race.
N. FUEL AND ENGINE DISPLACEMENT INFRACTIONS;

  1. Penalties for exceeding the allowed engine displacement.
  2. Penalties for use of anything other than allowed fuel.
    Penalties are the same for both infractions.
    First offense is loss of points and purse for that race.
    Second offense is loss of points accrued for the year and loss of purse for that race.
    Third offense is loss of points for the year plus purse for the night and suspension for one (1) calendar year.
  3. Any driver refusing to allow his engine to be measured is automatically disqualified in any and all races completed in, within the racing season.
  4. Any driver refusing to sign the sampled fuel vial seal is automatically disqualified in any and all races completed in within the racing season. Penalties are the same for both infractions. All points for the season are lost. The driver is subject to suspension for one (1) calendar year.
  5. When fuel checks are made, the method used by LMMC will be the only recognized procedure.
  6. The club findings are final and binding.
  7. Fuel checks will be made following the feature on the first place winner plus a random car picked by the race director before the start of the race.
  8. The winner and one car picked at random will be check for motor size. The race director and or technical committee has the authority to tear down any engine of any car signed in or test fuel by any means they see fit for any LMMC race without posting the protest fee. Penalty for refusal by drive or owner is the same if infraction was found.

O. WEIGHT, WHEELBASE, WIDTH OR WHEEL INFRACTIONS

  1. If weight, wheelbase, width, or wheels are found to be illegal, the following penalties will apply: Heat- disqualified may run in the consi: Consi- disqualified Feature-loss of points and purse for feature.

P. SOUND LEVEL INFRACTIONS;

  1. Sound level from an individual car shall not exceed the level in the car specifications.
  2. Decibel reading will be taken from the spectator stands, 90 degrees from the adjacent track using the “a” weighting scale method.
  3. The driver will be notified of high levels and will be required to retest prior to the next event.
  4. A one (1) week grace period will be given, must pass next event or not run.
  5. This procedure is non-protest able.
  6. The club acknowledges that weather conditions can affect testing levels and will be taken into consideration.

Q. MAXIMUM PENALTIES;

  1. The race director has the power to file charges against, disqualify, fine or suspend any driver or member not to exceed twelve months. Any person threatening to strike a track official will be suspended or one (1) year.
  2. The race director and membership committee must carry out their authority to file charges against, disqualify, reprimand or fine a driver for a violation of the club rules within seventeen (17) days, Failure of any official of the club to carry out any provision of these rules shall have no bearing whatsoever in the rights of a contestant or upon duty to obey all rules.
  3. All appeals of suspension must be made within 30 days after he/she is notified of suspension.
  4. Any hearings on appeals of suspension or fine must be held within 30 days of receipt of appeal.
  5. Any condition considered being unsafe by the race director, contest board, or technical committee will be adequate grounds for barring a vehicle from participating in any LMMC sanctioned event until the fault has been remedied to their satisfaction.
A. Protest for engine or fuel
  1. The procedure for protesting a car’s engine or fuel is as follows: Protests must be submitted in written form to the class representative of the respective class or pit shack if the representative is not available, no later than ten minutes after the finish of the last race in each class by an owner or driver in that class. The technical protest fee for an engine will be $200 for 4-stroke and $100 for 2-stroke and $700 for 600 interval engine protest, otherwise $300 for 600 protest and will be deposited with the race director or class representative upon submission of written protest. The engine protest fee will be returned if the car is found to be illegal. If the car is found to be legal, the protest fee will be paid to the car owner.
  2. The technical protest fee for fuel will be paid (amount will be posted at the pit shack) and will be deposited with the race director or class representative upon written protest. The fee will be used to pay for the lab test only. A copy of any fuel test results will be given to the protestor and protested.
  3. The driver of an illegal car will lose all points and purse for that race, on the first offense.
    Second offense, points accrued for the year and purse for that race are lost.
    Third offense, loss of points accrued for the year, purse for that race, and suspension for one (1) calendar year.
  4. If the car is found to be illegal, all cars behind him/her will be moved up one place in the race and points will be awarded to the adjusted positions.
  5. No points and or purse will be awarded for a protested race until all protests that might affect the points and or purse have been decided. Should a person desire to appeal his protest to the board, he must declare so to the race director at the time of the original protest denial. Failure to do so will result in an automatic denial by the board.

B. Protest for other than engine or fuel.

  1. A non-refundable fee of $20.00 must be submitted with each protest.
  2. Car specifications, other than fuel, engine, are protest able with fee, subject to all other stipulations under “Protest”, a grace period of one week will be given to repair.
  3. No protest will be accepted on any restart line up, driving infraction or sound level infraction
  4. Any driver or car owner within a given class or race official registered at a particular LMMC sanctioned race may protest any other driver, owner, pit man, race official, scorer, race results or general promotion within twenty minutes after a finished race in each class. The protest, if allowed will result in one or more of the following: Loss of points for the event: Loss of purse for the event: Further disciplinary action.
  5. If a protest results in the disqualification of a car, all cars behind him/her will be moved up one place in the event and points only will be awarded to the adjusted positions.
  6. The Board will have full jurisdiction to hear and make decisions concerning protests and controversies arising from LMMC competition and their decision will be final.

A. Disciplinary actions against members or participants shall relate to the severity of the offense.
B. Any of the following actions or practices will not be condoned and will subject the actor to reprimand, race penalties, disqualifications for participation in a racing event or events, expulsion from the track or stands for a period of time to be determined by the Board of Directors, and /or suspension or expulsion from active membership in the club.

  1. Giving , offering or promising directly or indirectly a bribe in any form to any person having official duties in relation to LMMC competition, to any drivers or to any person having charge of or access to any micro midget.
  2. Being found guilty of unfair and or illegal practice or misbehavior in connection with LMMC activities in general whether relating to competition or not.
  3. Being found guilty of conspiring with any other person for the commission of any corrupt or fraudulent practice in relation to LMMC activities.
  4. Inciting or being a party to create a mass walkout or set down at any LMMC event. Inciting a group action shall include, but not be limited to, any action or threats against a race official, sponsoring organization or the LMMC during a race event and or club function, encouraging a mass exodus of drivers after registration or the circulation of petitions or verbal haranguing by member or driver or the driver’s family or pit crew.
  5. The use or suspected use of intoxicants or drugs in the pit area by a member or driver or pit crew during a race event.
    a. No open alcoholic beverages are permitted in the pits at any time during the day’s racing schedule. No illegal drugs of any kind are permitted on LMMC Property at anytime. Any appointed official of the track and /or pit area is an extension of the Race Director’s authority and has the right to question anyone acting in an abnormal manner as the result of alcohol consumption or drug use. Anyone confirmed of such abuse will be immediately disqualified and be expelled from the day’s events, and may be subject to further as outlined in Section XIV-DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS.
  6. Running a vehicle other than race car or track preparation equipment on the track.

C. Types of disciplinary action:

  1. Reprimand-if a person is accused of any of the above infractions and it is the decision of the Board of Directors to issue only reprimand, the reprimand of the accused person will be in the presence of the accused person and before the full board.
  2. Race penalties-incidents of sufficient cause, may subject the accused person to penalties, as follows:
    The loss of all points and purse earned on date of infractions.
    The loss of all points and purse earned on the date of the incident and suspension for one (1) following show.
    The loss of all points earned for that point season and purse for the date of the incident and suspension for five (5) following shows.
    Loss of all points earned for the point season and purse for the date of the incident and one (1) full year suspension or expulsion.

D. Offenses are accumulative and are not stricken from the club records at the end of each membership year. Members with offenses on record shall have one offense removed each year of good behavior.
E. Disqualification from participation:

  1. A driver, upon the recommendation of a flagman or an official and by majority vote of the contest committee, may be disqualified and will lose points and purse earned on the date of the incident for the following infractions: Conducting him or her self in a un-sportsman like manner, discourtesy or belligerence to a flagman, official or any person who has been engaged by LMMC during the time of a race and or function of the club.

F. Suspension:

  1. Any member of LMMC may be suspended from racing participation, open shows included, for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months for the violation of any rules, regulations or by-laws of the club.

G. Expulsion:

  1. Any member of LMMC may be expelled by a majority vote of the Board of Directors for cause or causes sufficient to the Board under the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws.
  2. Such expelled member may again apply for membership after the expiration of twelve (12) months.
  3. This action must be taken according to the procedure set forth below.

H. Disciplinary Procedure

  1. Any accusation against any member of the Club or participant shall be made in writing and shall be delivered to the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The accusations shall state all facts, circumstances and witness relating to the accusation.
  2. The member or participant so accused shall be given notice of the allegations, which have been made against him/her and shall be notified that he/she has thirty (30) days to request a hearing before the Board of Directors. The notice of the accusation shall be in writing and sent to the member or participant so accused by certified mail, restricted delivery, and return receipt requested.
  3. The request for a hearing must be made in writing and shall be delivered to the chairman of the Board of Directors. The request must be post marked or hand delivered not later than thirty (30) days from the post mark date of the notice of accusation.
  4. The hearing before the board of directors shall be at the next regular board meeting scheduled after the person accused has requested a hearing unless either party requests a delay in which case the hearing shall be held at the following board meeting.
    At the hearing the person accused shall have the opportunity to hear the accusation made against him/her, to make any statement he/she so chooses and to present any witness on his/her behalf. The person accused also shall have the right to be represented by an attorney although the presence of an attorney is not required.
  5. The LMMC likewise may call witness and may engage counsel to represent the club or to conduct the hearing. The function of counsel on behalf of LMMC is identified at the onset of the hearing.
  6. If the person accused elects not to have a hearing or fails to notify the chairman of the board of his/her request for a hearing within the time specified above, the board shall conduct such deliberations as it deems appropriate and shall render a decision according to the procedure set forth below.
  7. The board of directors shall issue a written copy of its decision to acquit, reprimand, suspend or expel within fifteen (15) days of the date of the meeting to the accused person and to any attorney representing the accused. The decision shall be sent by certified mail, restricted delivery, and return receipt requested to the accused person and regular mail to any attorney. The decision of the board in all cases is binding and final
  8. During the time of suspension or expulsion and until the time final decision has been made by the board of directors, the accused person cannot race or be at a race event and or function of LMMC.
  9. During the time of suspension or expulsion, no restitution will be made to any person, driver, official or member.

 

 

 

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The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. 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. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.

 

 
 

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