2018 PASSCAR RULE BOOK
purpose of these Rules is to: (1) provide
for the safety of the drivers, pit
participants, and spectators: (2) assure
each participant a fair decision when
disputes arise: (3) improve the caliber of
PASSCAR events in particular and racing in
participant may race two PASSCAR Events
without being a member. They will receive
prize money but will not receive
championship points for that race. The
third race they participate in they must
be a member of the Perris Auto Speedway
PASSCAR Association to participate in the
event and to accumulate points. The
Membership fee is $50.00. All cars must
pay a $40.00 entry fee per race to
participate in a PASSCAR Event. Entry Fee
will be collected at pill pick for Heat
cars must have mufflers.
reading of 95 measured at 100 feet.
It is the owner’s responsibility to meet
the DBA rating. You will be notified if
your car does not meet the noise level.
You be given only one warning for that
night’s event. The second time that your
car does not meet the noise level you will
be disqualified from that night’s program.
No car shall enter a race without a
muffler. Any car losing a muffler during a
race will be black-flagged. A car must
start and finish with an approved muffler
or the car will be scored last according
to the original line up.
Drivers must be at least 14 years of age
to compete. The track management reserves
the right to approve a driver younger than
14 years of age to compete. A birth
certificate with a county seal may be
required to prove age. A minors release
form must be on file with PASSCAR if under
18 years of age.
2. Every driver
must attend the drivers meeting.
The Racing Director may require that any
driver who has been injured requiring
doctor’s care must present a release from
said doctor before being allowed to
driver may be required to start
in the rear of their initial race or races
until they demonstrate they are
competitive. All rookies must display a
yellow “rookie flag” on the rear of the
car until PASSCAR has determined they no
longer qualify as a rookie.
ANY driver continually
getting into trouble/accidents may be
required to start at the rear of the races
until he/she proves that he/she can handle
his/her car safely.
driver and car may be banned from the
facility for whatever period the
management desires for continually causing
accidents and becoming a hazard to
himself, other drivers, spectators,
officials and crewmen.
7. If for
any reason a driver change is made in any
race, that car must start at the rear of
the field. No car can compete in another
division. If the car is a Street Stock it
can not run in both classes during the
Drinking or boisterous conduct will not be
allowed in the pits. Anyone who shows
signs of intoxication, or who has been
acting in a manner unbecoming of PASSCAR,
may be ejected from the pits and the
FIGHTING: Any car owner, driver
or team member going to another pit area
or to another car and physical action
results the person and/or persons, car
owner or entire team going to the other
car or pit area MAY be
subject to a fine of $500.00 and a
ONE CALENDAR YEAR suspension.
Anyone involved in any fight MAY
be suspended for up to
ONE CALENDAR YEAR OR TOTAL EXPULSION FROM
THE FACILITY FOREVER. THE TRACK MANAGEMENT
WILL DECIDE THE SEVERITY OF THE
3. Fines plus
a suspension (up to one calendar year)
will be levied to ANYONE
interfering with the starter or official
during the course of the race. The minimum
fine is $100.00 and/or disqualification
for the evening.
UNSPORTMANLIKE CONDUCT -
Director at their discretion, may access a
"Drive Through" penalty through the Pits
for rough Driving as a first warning. The
speed limit in the pit area is 5 MPH.
Should a Driver go over the Speed Limit,
the Race Director has the option to
disqualify the participate from
re-entering the race. The Driver must wait
at the turn four staging area and will not
return to the race until the Track
Official and Race Director directs them to
return. If the Driver re-enters the race
without approval from the Track Official
and the Race Director they will be
disqualified from the race. They will not
receive points or purse money for that
In addition, after a
Driver has been given a "Drive Through"
penalty and CONSISTENTLY RUNS – HITS -
BUMPS - into another competitor’s car or
cars will be BLACK-FLAGGED.
Driver that intentionally takes another
car out whether they continue on will be
BLACK-FLAGGED. Once you are BLACK-FLAGGED
you must immediately pull off the
racetrack and enter the pit area.
If you are BLACK-FLAGGED for
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT you will be
DISQUALIFIED from that race. You will not
be scored or receive any points for that
event. You will also receive a DEDUCTION
of 25 POINTS for your actions for your
first offence. Once you have been
BLACK-FLAGGED for UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT
you will be on probation for the next two
If you are BLACK-FLAGGED
for UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT during your
probation you will be SUSPENDED FOR TWO
RACES. YOU WILL NOT BE SCORED OR RECEIVE
ANY CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS FOR THAT EVENT. IN
ADDITION, YOU WILL RECEIVE A 40 POINT
Should you be BLACK-FLAGGED
and refuse to acknowledge the black flag
after the 3rd lap you will fined an
additional $100 per lap. If you are fined
the fine must be paid in full before being
allowed to compete with PASSCAR again.
We all know this is a contact
sport, however there is a line between
competitive driving and unsportmanlike
conduct. Do not cross over that line!
IF ANY DRIVER
RECEIVES THREE BLACK-FLAGS IN ONE SEASON
FOR UNSPORSTMANLIKE CONDUCT THEY WILL BE
SUSPENDED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON.
THE DECISION TO BLACK-FLAG A
COMPETITOR FOR UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT
WILL BE MADE BY THE RACE DIRECTOR,
FLAGMAN, TRACK OFFICIALS AND OR THE
MANAGEMENT OF THE SPEEDWAY.
THERE IS NO
Anyone that has been assessed a fine for
whatever reason MUST pay the fine prior to
competing in any other PASSCAR event even
if they plan to compete in another
division of PASSCAR.
a) All cars
are subject to inspection by Perris Auto
Speedway at any time and in any manner
determined by track officials. All
decisions regarding the timing and manner
of inspections, as well as which cars will
be inspected is final.
b) A competitor
must take whatever steps requested by a
track official, including tear down of a
car, to facilitate inspection of the car
at any time.
c) Only those persons
approved by track officials may be
admitted into the inspection area.
Perris Auto Speedway has the right to
confiscate any part and/or equipment,
which fail to meet applicable Perris Auto
Speedway specifications during an event.
e) Track officials mandate inspection
after the event; if a car that has
competed in the event is taken from the
tech area without permission of a track
official, the car and driver will be
f) Any member who fails
to tear down a car for inspection when
requested to do so by the track officials,
a fine and/or loss of championship points
and /or definite suspension from Perris
Auto Speedway will result.
DEFINITIONS AND RACE PROCEDURES
TIME WILL CARS BE ALLOWED ON THE TRACK
WITHOUT BEING RELEASED BY THE STARTER OR
OFFICIAL. FAILING TO ABIDE BY THIS RULE
WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF HOT LAPS AND OR
DISQUALIFICATION FROM THAT PARTICULAR
RACE. IF YOU ARE DISQUALIFIED FROM A RACE
BECAUSE YOU RE-ENTERED THE RACE WITHOUT
BEING RELEASED BY AN OFFICIAL YOU WILL
RECEIVE ZERO POINTS AND NO PAYOUT.
Definition: The start of the race, the
start of a qualifying lap or the restart
of competition after a yellow or red flag.
1. In all events, any car that fires
under it own power then stops for any
reason will be restarted
and placed at
the rear of the line-up. Any time before
the start of the race, racecars must pull
into a designated spot or the pits for
repairs. Drivers failing to do this are
out of the race. Once in the turn four
staging area the driver will not enter the
track again until released by the starter
and officials. The car must rejoin the
field at the tail.
2. When coming
down for a start, or restart, any car
causing two (2) false starts may be
started in last position at the starter’s
3. Cars in last row
will not be permitted to “lay back” and
take a run at the field when approaching
the green flag.
4. Starts will not
be delayed for hot-lapping cars. Races may
be started with lagging cars. In any
event, the starter will decide when the
race should be started.
5. All cars
should remain in line in their proper
starting positions before the green flag
is thrown to start the race. Infractions
of this rule will result in the loss of
two (2) positions for each car passed
illegally, and/or fine of the driver.
6. When the green flag is thrown, the
race is on regardless of the position of
the cars on the track. Passing therefore
is allowed before reaching the starting
line, subject to the provisions of Rule 5
regarding passing before the green flag is
thrown to start the race.
eliminate delays, the starter may start
the race with a car out of position after
it has been brought to the driver’s
attention. The out of position car will be
set back two positions by the Scorer for
each out of line position.
car not taking the original green flag
must start at the rear of the field in
case of a restart.
9. In order to
receive prize money and points, one
MUST take the original
green flag in the event.
Caution, danger, slow the field.
When the yellow flag and/or lights are
displayed by the Starter, they apply to
the entire racetrack. All cars should hold
their position. There will be no passing
unless directed for a particular car, or
cars, by the officials.
the yellow, the driver of the lead car
will hold the pace the Starter desires and
the rest of the field will form a single
line behind the lead car.
driver of the lead car will be fined if
he/she does not reduce speed to comply
with the Starter’s command while running
under the yellow.
4. Any car that
STOPS for any reason
while running under the yellow or restart
flag will start at the rear of the field.
restarts will be SINGLE FILE restarts. All
cars must be nose to tail and the no one
can pass another car until you pass the
restart cone in turn four. A penalty of
two spots will accessed for every car that
is passed before the restart cone.
6. Any car
STOPS ONCE AND BRINGS OUT THE YELLOW FLAG
in a Heat race will not
7. Any car
STOPPING TWICE in any
Main event will not be
restarted. At the Race Director's
discretion, this may be increased to three
stops. Should this be the case all drivers
will be informed at the driver's meeting.
8. Any car
that stops on the race track to avoid an
accident may be given their running spot
back at the discretion of the Race
9. If three or
more cars are involved in an accident on
the first lap in turns 1 & 2 after the
original green flag has been thrown to
start the race, all cars will restart the
in their original positions. If two (2) or
less cars are involved, those cars will
restart at the rear.
the work area or pit area for repairs is
not considered as a STOP
on the racetrack. Any car may enter the
work area or pit area unlimited times and
return to the race. The speed
limit in the work area and pit area is 5
MPH. Any car that exceeds the
speed limit will not be allowed to
re-enter the race.
will be no grace laps for the cars
involved in the yellow. When the track is
clear and the remaining cars have been
placed in their position the race will
Red and Yellow
Such flag shall be thrown in case of a
restart to direct cars to line-up for
another restart without bringing them to a
1. Such a flag may be thrown
to indicate a false start or to indicate
that a car has dropped out of the line-up
before the green flag has been thrown. In
the latter case cars will move up single
file to fill the gap and will not cross
Blue Flag with
Diagonal Yellow Strip:
Definition: Faster car(s) attempting to
1. The intent of this
flag is for a car not competitive with the
field to extend courtesy while being
Definition: DANGER. Stop as soon as
1. Any driver who
completes a full lap and passes the
starting line after the red flag has been
thrown will be fined $100.00 per lap.
2. Repairs can be made during the red
flag. If you work on your race car on the
track you will be disqualified. Any work
must be done in the pits or the staging
3. When a red flag is thrown
the line-up for the restart will be the
same as it was at the finish of the last
green flag lap excluding cars which were
stopped on the track prior to the red flag
4. When the race is
stopped by a red flag and not restarted
for any reason, the official finish will
be the order of cars on the last green
flag lap, except for the cars involved in
Definition: Come into the pit area
your car has been disqualified from the
You will be given 3
laps to acknowledge the black flag. After
the third lap, you will be accessed $100
per lap as a fine. If you are
black-flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct
Rule No. 4 under General Behavior will
1. Complete failure
to come into the pit area in response to a
black flag is cause for being suspended
for up to ONE CALENDAR YEAR.
2. If an official
determines that a car has stopped on the
track for purposes of improving their
position, that car will be black-flagged.
3. The Starter may show you a rolled
up black flag. This is only a warning.
Definition: Halfway point in the race.
1. The Starter may use any flags with
cloth held tightly to the handles,
displayed to drivers in a crossed manner.
Definition: One lap to go before black and
white checkered flag.
Definition: Race is finished.
Race has officially ended as the cars
cross the finish line after the lead car
gets the checkered flag. If the yellow is
thrown on the white flag lap, resumption
of the race shall be indicated by waving
of the white and green flags
simultaneously, indicating one more lap
before the checkered flag.
official yellow or red flag will be thrown
at the discretion of the Starter depending
on the severity of the accident, and the
extent to which the track is blocked.
2. Cars damaged in an accident may be
ruled out of competition by the Race
Director or Tech Official.
All cars in
attendance will draw a number/pill.
There is a $40 entry/pill pick fee
for every car in each event. The
total number of cars will determine the
number of Heat Races. The field will be
divided to produce a minimum of 8 and a
maximum of 12 cars per heat race. The
number of Heat races is determined by the
Race Director. Heat races will be lined
straight up according to the numbers
drawn. Any car that is not present for the
pill draw will be lined up at the tail of
the last heat race. If there are
more than 24 cars in a division the top
four in the heat race will transfer to the
A Main. The balance of the cars
will transfer to the B Main and lineup
according to their finishing order in
their Heat Race.
STOCK, SUPER STOCK, STREET STOCKS – 6 LAPS
B MAIN EVENT – 10 Laps
PASSCAR A MAIN EVENTS
American Factory Stocks – 20 Laps
Street Stocks – 20 Laps
Super Stocks –
The winner of the first heat race will
start on the pole, the winner of the
second heat race will start front row
outside and so on PRIOR TO THE
INVERSION. The inversion for each
class will be determined by the winning
Driver of the first heat race by spinning
the wheel. The inversion will be either
2,4,6,8, straight up or full field.
THE A MAIN WILL BE A 20 CAR FIELD.
The Officials may increase the field to a
maximum of 24 cars and scratch the B Main.
Cars transferring from the B Main will
line up behind the inverted field from the
Heat Races. ALL PAYOUTS AND POINTS
WILL ONLY BE AWARDED TO THE TOP 20 PLACES
IN THE A MAIN EVENT.
INVERSION, THE WINNER OF THE LAST EVENT
WILL START IN THE 12TH POSITION. SHOULD
THERE BE LESS THAN 12 CARS IN THE FIELD,
THE WINNER OF THE LAST EVENT WILL START IN
LAST PLACE. THIS RULE WILL NOT BE IN
AFFECT ON CHAMPION'S NIGHT ON OCTOBER 27,
official line-up for the Main Event is
posted, if a car scratches, alternate
starter(s) may be used, on their finishing
order in the Semi-Main Event. The
alternate starters shall start at the rear
of the field.
an effort to minimize yellow flag laps and
thus speed the show up for the
participants and more importantly the race
fans, all PASSCAR Drivers must have a
one-way radio raceiver or radio set to the
race/scoring frequency (464.5500).
radios will be used strictly for line-ups
and general information from the Scorer's
and Race Director only.
Radios are to be provided by the Driver.
Drivers will not be permitted on the track
without a radio and it must be on.
5. If a
radio is found to have 2 way
communications, the car and Driver will
suspended for two races and the Driver
will be fined $250.00. The fine must be
paid in full prior to participating in
their next event.
Radios along with ear buds can be
purchased from Shelly Wooldridge from PRE
2.0 (951) 295-2997.
The purses for the Super
Stocks, Street Stocks and Modifides are
posted on our website. The American
Factory Stocks run for Trophies only. Any
division that does not have a minimum of
10 cars will be running for Trophies only.
All payouts will be mailed the week after
the event. In order to receive your payout
you must fill out a current 1099 form and
have on file with the Speedway.
long Championship Points will be awarded
for each event based on the following;
CHAMPIONSHIP POINT SCHEDULE
Championship Points follow the Driver
ORDER - POINTS
1 - 20
3 - 18
4 - 17
6 - 15
7 - 14
9 - 12
10 - 11
12 - 9
13 - 8
15 - 6
16 - 5
18 - 3
19 - 2
The Heat Race winner will receive
3 bonus points, second place will receive
2 points and third place will receive 1
must be filed in writing with the Race
Director or Pit Steward accompanied by a
$100.00 cash deposit for each
contested rule infraction within
(30) minutes of the posting of the program
results. Protests will be settled at the
earliest convenience of PASSCAR. Payoffs
will not be made until all protests are
settled. The $100.00 per infraction will
be refunded only if PASSCAR upholds the
protest for each rule infraction.
Any protest that is lost will not be
ONLY A DRIVER THAT IS A MEMBER OF PASSCAR
CAN PROTEST AND REQUEST TO HAVE A MOTOR
TORE DOWN TO THE CRANKSHAFT FOR INSPECTION
OF ILLEGAL PARTS FOR A FEE OF $1,000.00
($200 TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY, $800 TO CAR
OWNER. THE DRIVER MUST HAVE FINISHED IN
THE TOP FIVE IN THE EVENT AND MUST HAVE
RACED IN THE PREVIOUS TWO A MAINS IN A
ROW. PROMOTER OR RACE DIRECTOR MAY ALSO
PROTEST ANY ENGINE. THE PROTEST MUST BE
REQUESTED AND CASH MUST BE PRESENTED TO
THE TECH DIRECTOR OR RACE DIRECTOR WITHIN
5 MINUTES AFTER CHECKERED FLAG AT THE TECH
PAD AREA. IF ILLEGAL, $800.00 WILL BE
RETURNED TO THE DRIVER CONTESTING THE CAR
AND $200.00 TO THE TRACK. REFUSAL OF TEAR
DOWN PENALTY WILL RESULT IN
DISQUALIFICATION, LOSS OF POINTS AND
PAYOUT FOR THAT EVENT.
and/or regulations set forth herein are
designed for the orderly conduct of racing
events and to establish minimum acceptable
requirements for such events. The rules
shall govern all entrants. NO EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT
FROM PUBLICATION 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. The race director
shall be empowered to permit deviations
from any of the specifications, herein, or
impose any further restriction, that in
his opinion do not alter the minimum
acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT
FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS.
Any interpretation or deviations of these
rules is left to the discretion of the
officials. Their discretion is final.
If you have any questions please
call the office at (951) 940-0134. For
specific Tech questions please call Mike
Miller (PAS Tech Official) (760) 954-3342.
All Participants must be a member of
the Perris Auto Speedway PASSCAR
Association to receive Championship
points. After two events you must join
PASSCAR to participate.
There will be
a $40.00 entry fee per car per race. Money
will be collected at pill pick at the Pit
Situations may arise that are not
precisely covered in this rulebook. All
rulings and interpretations of the rules
included herein will be made by PASSCAR
Officials and their judgment will be
final. Failure to understand these rules
will not be accepted as an excuse.