Race Conduct

The Track Steward and track officials are responsible for the proper conduct of the races. Decisions of track officials on questions of rules interpretations and procedure may be appealed to the Race Director. Decisions of track officials on questions of fact may not be appealed beyond the Race Director. Scouts AND PARENTS should also be familiar with these rules.

  1. Car Handling Responsibility: Track officials shall be responsible to stage all cars at the starting line. Scouts may be asked to retrieve their own car at the finish line and return it to the staging area.
  2. Lane Assignment: Lane assignment for each heat shall be randomly determined with a best effort made to allow each car to run one heat in each lane.
  3. Car Repair: If, during the race, a wheel falls off or the car becomes otherwise damaged, then the Cub may, to the best of his ability, perform repairs. The Cub may seek advice for repairing the car, but may receive no other assistance. If a car is damaged due to track fault or due to fault of another car or Cub, then the Track Steward, at his sole discretion, may allow additional repair assistance.
  4. Car Interference: If, during a race heat, a car leaves its lane and, in so doing, interferes with another racer, then the car at fault shall be declared to have lost the race heat. (However, see “7. Track Fault”.) If, in the opinion of the Track Steward, the outcome of the race was materially affected, then the heat will be re-run with the non-offending cars.
  5. Car Leaves Lane: If, during a race heat, a car leaves its lane but proceeds down the track in a manner that does not interfere with its opponent, then the race will be called normally. (However, see “7. Track Fault.”)
  6. Car Leaves Track: If, during a race heat, a car leaves the track without interfering with its opponent, it shall be considered to have ended its heat at that point. (However, see “7. Track Fault.”)
  7. Track Fault: If a car leaves its lane, at his sole discretion, the Track Steward may inspect the track and, if a track fault is found which in his determination caused the initial violation, the Track Steward may order the race heat to be rerun after the track is repaired.
  8. No Finishers: If, during a race heat, no car reaches the finish line on the track, the car that went the farthest in its lane shall be declared as the heat winner.
  9. In the event of a failure of the timing mechanism or any other malfunction that causes the results of the heat to be indeterminate or unrecorded, the Track Steward may order the race heat to be rerun.

2013 Results may be posted in the Mosquito as we don’t typically publish them here.