The ADRL has instituted two changes regarding its starting line and restricted area access, and also its policy regarding leaving a pit spot early.
Both of these changes go into effect for this weekend’s Dragstock IX event at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, which takes place on Friday and Saturday.
Here is the new policy regarding the restricted area on the starting line:
RESTRICTED AREA ACCESS
Each driver, as well as participant crew members, must be properly (as determined by ADRL officials) attired when present in the staging lanes, starting line area and/or competition areas of the race track. Drivers, crew members and sponsors may receive non-transferable, restricted-area armbands. A MAXIMUM of five (5) crewmembers will be allowed starting line access. All starting line crew members are REQUIRED to wear matching collared shirts.Â Any additional crew members and/or sponsors with restricted area armbands will have access to a dedicated viewing area adjacent to the track.Â Only crew members of the vehicles that are signaled to fire by the race master will be permitted to cross the ready line and proceed to the starting line area. After their car has made its run the crew must exit the starting line area immediately. Nobody is allowed access to the starters box at any time or for any reason.Â Anytime the red lights on the tree are flashing EVERYONE must exit the starting line area and return to the designated viewing area or behind the ready line.Â This is a ZERO tolerance policy.Â You will only be given one (1) verbal warning. Your 2nd offence will result in disqualification from the event and a loss of any and all points and/or monetary awards earned at the event or 250 points, whichever is higher.
The second policy change regards the penalties for race rigs and/or motorhomes leaving pit spots early:
LEAVING THE EVENT
Race rigs and/or motorhomes are prohibited from leaving their pit spot until 1 hour after the last vehicle exits the racing surface. Any and all rigs leaving their pit spot prior to 1 hour after the conclusion of the event without prior expressed consent from an ADRL Official will be issued a $1500 fine,Â loss of any and all points and/or monetary awards earned at the event or 250 points, whichever is higher and a two (2) race suspension on the 1st offense.Â 2nd offense will be issued a $2500 fine, loss of any and all points and/or monetary awards earned at the event or 250 points, whichever is higher and a one (1) year suspension. This is a zero tolerance policy.
Clearly, safety for drivers, sponsors and fans remains the utmost priority for the ADRL, which is why these changes in policy were made.
To download a copy of these regulations, please download the General Regulations file by going to www.adrl.us/competition/rules.
(Photo by ADRL/Richards)