Silverback Offroad Speedway
Rules and Regulations
IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY: It is both the vehicle owners and drivers responsibility to maintain their vehicle. The tracks main responsibility is to provide a safe facility to conduct racing. Total cooperation between the driver and the track for the safety of each individual is of the utmost importance. Standards for safety are the contained in this rule book for the benefit of a safe race.
The rules and guidelines in this book are in effect as of May 1st, 2023 and shall remain in effect unless otherwise revised by the rules committee. No warranties are expressed or implied to safety from the result of this publication. This book is solely for the purpose of setting guidelines for safety, conduct, and the sport of racing. It is not to be construed as a guarantee against injury or death to a spectator or participant. Each participant further agrees to be bound by same. Each participant further agrees to be bound by all decisions made by the rule committee, or any Track Official.
the term “participant” applies to any one directly or indirectly associated with any competition vehicle on the premises, including owner, drivers and pit crews. In any dispute over the interpretation of any portion of this book, the final interpretation of the Race Directors shall prevail in all cases.
VEHICLE INSPECTIONS: All vehicles participating in a Silverback Offroad Speedway event must be inspected at the its first entry of the current season. Any new vehicles must be inspected before it will be allowed to run. this inspection is to include safety equipment and requirements, frame construction, vehicle numbers, general vehicle soundness, etc. COMPLIANCE WITH THE APPROPRIATE REQUIREMENTS IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DRIVER AND/ OR OWNER. IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RACE DIRECTOR OR TECH OFFICIALS TO INSURE THAT AN ENTRANT HAS ALL THE REQUIRED EQUIPMENT.
AFTER THE ORIGINAL INSPECTION, a record of this inspection lies with the drivers of the vehicle. Spots inspections may be made any time. The final determination of suitability of any vehicle entered in Silverback Offroad Speedway event rest with Silverback Offroad Speedway Officials.
CAR NUMBERS: All contestants are required to have a vehicle number on right side & front of their vehicle. Paper plates will be issued temporarily, but a permanent, professional number will be expected by the next event entered. HIGH CONTRAST, LEGIBLE NUMBERS WILL BE REQUIRED. TRACK REGISTRATION WILL ASSIGN ALL COMPETITIONS NUMBERS.
COMPETITOR AGE REQUIREMENTS: Drivers must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Drivers 16 to 18 must sign a minor release form for each race.
DRIVERS MEETING: All competitors must attend the drivers meeting after trial trials and before the start of the competition. A roll call may be held and any driver not in attendance may be disqualified.
MULTIPLE ENTRIES: A driver may enter more than one class. Two drivers cannot enter the same vehicle in the same bracket.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES: Recreational riding of cars, trucks, cycles, ATV, or any other vehicle is absolutely PROHIBITED
CLOTHING: All competitors must be fully clothed. Shirts must be at least 3/4 sleeves (nylon prohibited), pants full length, socks and shoes. Hard soled over the ankle shoes are required for ATV’s. All supercharged fueled vehicles and those running alcohol must wear full fire suits. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ALL BRACKETS.
shield or full factory windshield.
Goggles, sunglasses,eyeglasses, face
OCCUPANTS: Only the driver is permitted in the race car during time trails and competition. Competent drivers must be in control of race vehicle at all times, anywhere on the facility. All tow vehicles will be handled by competent personnel. All passengers will be within the confines of the tow vehicle. ATV operators and passengers must be on the seat. Closed hooks on tow straps.
BYE RUNS: Occurs when there are a odd number of cars in a bracket. They are a round of eliminations with points awarded for the pass. Dial times gores too .000 for bye runs and/or single runs must be completed to be eligible for the next round of competition.
SINGLE RUNS: Occurs when your opponent is unable to make the round Infractions made on a single run will be treated the same as in a
round of completion. Ie: red light
or out of bounds constitutes as disqualification.
STAGING LIGHTS: Top eliminator ,pro index, 3.50, pro Atv and pro comp will run the Pro Lights only.Pee wee, Juniors, Comp, ATV, and Open MOD class will have a full tree. No device that reads the Christmas tree will be allowed. Ie delay box. Your start must be Accomplished by the drivers reaction to the tree.
FLASHING RED LIGHTS: If the emergency flashing red lights are activated, both drivers are to bring their engines to an idle and wait for instructions from the starter. Any vehicle proceeding down the track under a flashing red light condition is subject to disqualification due to possible safety hazard.
PRO & BRACET E.T. BREAKDOWN
PEE WEE 9.00 BREAKOUT FULL TREE
JUNIOR 5.50 BREAKOUT FULL TREE A
ATV ANY TIME FULL TREE
OPEN MOD ANY CAR OR ATV, ANY E.T. BUY BACK FIRST ROUND
COMP ANY CAR ANY E.T.
PRO COMP 4.40 AND FASTER DIAL TO .01 PRO TREE
PRO INDEX 3.25 INDEX HEADS UP PRO TREE
PRO ATV 4.30 AND FASTER DIAL TO THE .01 PRO TREE
TOP ELIMINATOR 2.95 BREAKOUT HEADS UP PRO TREE
3.50 CLASS 3.50 HEADS UP PRO TREE
JR. PROGRAM AGES: pee wee- ages 9 and under. juniors ages 10-15.
DIAL TIMES: Will be taken at the tower after time trails are made.
ONE DIAL TIME CHANGE IS ALLOWED DURING THE EVENT. MUST BE TURNED IN BEFORE YOUR CLASSED IN CALLED TO STAGING.
RACE POSITION: Will be determined by random draw by the starter. Bye runs will be given to the number one qualifier.
STAGING: If a vehicle has a malfunction, drivers have 2 minutes to get to the pre-stage area after being called down from staging lanes. After the 2 minutes are up and a vehicle doesn’t make it to staging, the other vehicle is awarded a single run.
TRACK RECORDS: Must be set during regular competition, during a legal run or in TOP FUEL QUALIFYING.
MEDICAL PERSONNEL: are in attendance at all events. In the event of a accident or mishap competitors involved must be cleared by medical personnel before returning to competition.
RED LIGHTS: The worst to red light will be declared the loser determind by the computer.
DRIVER RESTRAINTS: All 4 wheel stock bodied vehicles must have seat belts & shoulder harness. All open cockpit vehicles must have a minimum 4 point harnesses with a quick release type fastener. Belts must be securely fastened to the frame, crossmember, or suitable reinforced mounting, in such a manner that all fittings are in direct line of pull. All vehicles under 4.20 seconds must have a 5 point harness and arm restraints.
ROLL BARS: all 4 wheeled vehicles, except those with stock steel can, & ATV’s, must have an approved roll bar or cage meeting the approval of the tech inspector. Cages must adequately protect the driver from all angles. Roll bars material must be of adequate strength to support the weight of the vehicle.
SCATTER SHIELDS: Explosion proof bell-housing, and drive line loop devices will be required at the discretion of the tech inspector. All devices are required on vehicles 5.0 seconds or faster. Any seating arrangement that places the driver over or adjacent to a power transmitting device, must have a 360 degree shield the length of exposed device. Minimum construction must be of 1/8 inch steel or 1/4 inch aluminum. All fan blades must be shielded in a safe manner to protect driver & spectators.
FLOORBOARDS & FIRE WALLS: These devices will be required ash the discretion of the tech inspector, and must be securely mounted.
FRAMES & CAGES: Must be adequately welded. Excessive grinding of welds prohibited. Any added weight or equipment must be welded or securely bolted to the frame or suitable location.
IGNITION, KILL SWITCH AND BATTERY DISCONNECTS: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. All vehicles must have a positive kill switch within reach of the driver on the wheel or shifter when safety harness is fastened. All ATV’s must be equipped with a working tether switch.
ACCELERATOR LINKAGE: Hydraulic throttle linkage PROHIBITED. All mechanical throttles must have a positive return device. Such as a return spring and toe loop on accelerator pedal. Suitability of any throttle linkage will be at the discretion of the tech officials and the race director.
WHEELS: No hub caps allowed unless permanently attached to wheel. Stage to be accomplished by front wheels or approved staging device. Wire or spoke wheels must have rigid staging discs attached to facilitate proper stage. Wheel studs must project past lug nut.
WHEELIE BARS: will be required when deemed necessary by tech inspectors. Wheelie bar must support the weight of the vehicle.
STEERING: Gear drive or rack and pinion are recommended. Any other device must be approved by the tech inspector. Butterfly type wheels allowed on dragsters and funny cars only,
BLOWER/INJECTOR PUMP: all vehicles using mechanical engine driven pumps must have a positive, mechanical shut off valve. Restraints straps are mandatory on all superchargers.
FASTENERS: all nuts, bolts and components parts on suspension, chassis and running gear shall be properly secured. Excessive lightening is not permitted. Batteries must be bolted down and covered.
FUEL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: Fuel used as a performance advantage in bracket racing is of no consequence. Therefore, our interest is purely safety oriented. Alcohol, nitro-methane, etc, must be reported to tech inspector so that safety requirements can be met. Any vehicle using percentages of fuel as additives for cooling or anti detonating qualities must also report such use to tech inspector. Any racer not in compliance with the fuel safety rules will be disqualified. NOS may be used if unit is installed according to manufactures guidelines. Fire suits are recommend well running NOS. On-board fire systems are highly recommended.
FACILITY SPEED LIMIT: A 7 mph speed limit will be enforced in all areas of the facility.
DISQUALIFICATION, SUSPENSION OR EXCLUSION: failure to report to staging when called. Red light in competition or on a single run. In case of a double red light the first person to red light loses.BREAK OUT if a racer goes faster than their dial time. If both racers break out who ever breaks out worse looses. OUT OF BOUNDS crossing the center strip or leaving drag strip surface as denoted by breaking the plane of lane markers, or race officials judgement call. UNSPORTSMANSLIKE CONDUCT, IMPROPER LANGUAGE, CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO RACING OR ANY SITUATION OR CONDITION DEEMED TO BE UNSAFE, UNFAIR OR OUT OF ORDER BY THE RACE DIRECTOR.
The race director present at the race shall have authority to disqualify any vehicle, participant or organization from said race. The decisions of the race director is final and shall not be appealable, provided however, that upon a showing of good cause, the event directors may, without liability reverse or revise their decisions. Judgement calls are not appealable. It is the drivers responsibility to know and abide by the rules and guidelines herein or risk disqualification.
Points Series Explanation
All points will be awarded to the vehicle number. Vehicle numbers will be assigned a number for the season at their first registration or by pre registration. All competitors entered in the points series will pay an annual fee of $20 for registration of his/her number. Each entry will be rewarded points for the class or bracket entered. If a car is double entered, both entries will have a number and receive points for each entry number.
POINTS AWARDED AS FOLLOWS
TEN POINTS- Paid entry fee
TEN POINTS- 1st place finish
FIVE POINTS- 2nd place finish
TWO POINTS- for each pass completed in competition. There will also be a ten point bonus for entering all scheduled point series races.
RISK AND RACING
It is well to remember that risk is fundamental too ideal and reality of racing. The world of risk is the world of reality. If you are not aware of the real risks, you do not race. The next thing that accompanies racing is that you learn patience. Immediate pay offs are typically not forthcoming. Everything takes longer than expected, but the rewards can be very satisfying and in some cases almost addicting.