A driver’s meeting will be conducted each morning. These meetings are very important and all drivers are required to attend on time. Failure to do so will result in a deduction of 1 point.
RACE GROUP ASSIGNMENTS
The drivers are divided into two groups by random drawing by the drivers upon signing in the morning of practice day.
Cars will be random draw by the drivers during the drivers meeting practice day morning, assigned cars may be changed due to maintenance requirements or size/fit issues.
There are two qualifying sessions. The first is held during the last session of the practice day, before each race day. The second qualifying session is held during the practice session on race day. Qualifying will be done by groups. The first four grid positions for each race group will be determined during the qualifying session on practice day. The remaining grid positions, fifth on back, for each group, will be determined during the practice session on race day.
Qualifying positions will remain in place for Race 1 and Race 2.
A rolling start is used, with the race cars in a two abreast formation. There will be at least one pace lap. When the pace car pulls off, it is the responsibility of the driver on the pole position to maintain that pace until the green flag is displayed. The race is started when the green flag is displayed, not when you cross the start/finish line. If the cars do not remain in formation, the green flag will not be displayed (this is a wave-off). The field will complete that lap at a speed controlled by the pole position car and re-grid for a second start. All wave-off laps count as race laps. The location of the start/finish line for each track will be announced at the driver’s meeting.
Participants will receive points for both races per race day. The points are awarded equally to each group. To determine the final position in the series, each driver will count their best 12 out of 16 Race Day point totals. Drivers competing for the year end points may drop 4 point totals to total no less than 12 races. The dropped race point totals do not need to be from the same race day, but from the season’s total races. In the event of a tie in the final points standing, positions will be determined by the most 1st (2nd, 3rd, 4th) place finishes.
Race 1 & 2
The fastest qualifier in each group will receive 1 bonus point.
Being late for the driver’s meeting or not attending will be a deduction of 1 point.
Four wheels off the track during any session will be a deduction of 1 point.
TROPHIES AND PRIZES
Following race #2 of each race day, trophies will be awarded to the first three finishers in each race group. At the end of the season, final point standing trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top 10 drivers.
The Series Champion will receive three Practice and Race days. The second place winner will receive two Practice and Race Days. The third place winner will receive one Practice and Race Day. Prizes must be used during the next racing season!
The Bertil Roos Racing School will provide helmets and single layer racing suits to drivers who need them.
All drivers are required to wear the following:
Drivers are required to wear a full face helmet with a 2010 or newer Snell approval.
HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT DEVICE
An SFI or FIA rated head and neck restraint device must be worn by all competitors while on track.
Drivers are required to wear a minimum of two layers of fire resistant material (i.e. single layer suit with fire resistant underwear or double layer fire resistant suit).
Drivers are required to wear gloves, without holes, made of fire resistant material.
HOOD OR BALACLAVA
Drivers are required to wear a balaclava made of fire resistant material.
Drivers are required to wear driving shoes made of fire resistant material. Canvas or nylon shoes will not be allowed.
ROOS RACING SCHOOL PATCH
Drivers are required to wear a Roos patch on the upper chest of their racing suit.
DRIVER’S MEDICAL REQUIREMENT
A current medical examination is required by all drivers competing in the Racing Series. A medical form will be sent to you. We use the SCCA physical examination form. You are not required to apply for an SCCA license. Be sure that both sides of the medical form are completed and signed by your doctor.
The form should be returned to us at least 2 weeks prior to your first race. Due to insurance requirements drivers will NOT be allowed to participate without a fully completed medical form.
The following is a description of the racing flags used. Please make sure that you understand the meaning of each flag.
A race is under way the moment the green flag is displayed. This flag is in possession of the chief starter only and is not displayed at any flag stations around the track.
Something unusual ahead. Pay attention, slow down and DO NOT PASS between the flag and the place of the incident.
DANGER, use extreme caution. The racing line is obstructed and you may have to alter your line. Slow down, DO NOT PASS between the flag and the emergency area. NOTE: A driver may encounter several yellow flags before reaching the emergency area.
Double Yellow displayed at all flag stations indicates entire course is under yellow conditions. Slow down, DO NOT PASS. A pace (safety) vehicle may be used to re-group and pace the field until the green flag is displayed.
The car(s) behind you is about to lap you. Do not impede their progress. Allow them to pass in a safe manner, be predictable and do not make any sudden or unexpected moves.
Proceed directly to the pits. There may be something mechanically wrong with your car or you have incurred a penalty.
Closed Black Flag (Furled)
Warning, driver has hit a cone. Upon hitting a third cone, an opened black flag will be displayed and the driver must proceed to the pits for a stop and go penalty.
The race or practice session is finished. Complete your cool-off lap and proceed to the pits.
An ambulance, service vehicle or slow moving race car is on the circuit.
Check your mirrors. Slow your car in a safe manner and come to a complete stop, off line, in view of a manned corner station. Make sure you are able to see the corner station so you can receive further instruction.
CORNER WORKER RESPONSIBILITY
All participants are required to work a corner station when not racing. This helps to make our races safer and gives the drivers an opportunity to have a close up view of the racing action.
It is the intention of the Bertil Roos Racing School to provide a safe and enjoyable time for all drivers. These penalties are meant to serve as an incentive for you to become a more disciplined driver. You will be “black flagged” for violating any of the following rules:
Four Wheels off the Track
You will NOT be black flagged if you have to go off the pavement in an effort to avoid an out-of-control car or if you must go off the pavement in order to return to the right direction after a spin on the pavement. Four wheels off the track during any session will result in a deduction of 1 point. Any driver who goes off the track with all four wheels, three times on the same day (not due to evasive action), will be disqualified for the rest of the Race day. Improper and abusive conduct will not be tolerated and can result in disqualification.
One or Two Wheels off the Track
Repeated dropping of wheels off the track will result in a black flag at the discretion of the chief steward.
If you hit any cones placed around the track during a practice or qualifying session, you will be black flagged. During the races, a furled black flag will be shown to you upon hitting your first and second cone. You will be black flagged upon hitting your third cone.
Improper passing is the most frequent form of racing accidents and will absolutely not be tolerated. Crashing into innocent drivers will not make you popular. Any driver causing this situation may be disqualified for the rest of the day. To be able to pass a competitor, you must reach a side by side position well before arriving at the turn-in point.
Last Lap Penalty
If a driver incurs a black flag penalty between the black flag station and the start/finish line on the last lap, they will be penalized two finishing positions
If You Are Black Flagged
On your first black flag of the day you will be required to stop in the pits for a consultation or to have the condition of your car checked. We will make the stop as brief as possible. Any additional black flags you receive during the day will result in either a 2 minute penalty or the remaining time left in that session. (This rule will be waived for the actual race sessions; all black flag stops during these sessions will be made as brief as possible.)
VEHICLE DAMAGE LIABILITY
In the racing series, the driver of a racecar is liable for damage to the car he or she is driving on a No Fault basis.
A driver’s liability limit is determined by his/her rating. Rookie drivers will start the season with a “B” rating. After completion of 4 races, he/she may have their rating adjusted. Veteran drivers begin the season with a “A” rating.
Drivers who exceed half of their liability limit in accumulated damage throughout the season, or are involved in questionable contact with another car, or go four wheels off the track three times on the same day, will be subject to a reclassification of liability limits. Two races without incident will result in re-instatement of prior liability rating.
Rating Description of liabilities*
A. A driver is responsible for a Max. of $3,500.00 crash damage.
B. A driver is responsible for a Max. of $4,500.00 crash damage
C. A driver is responsible for a Max. of $6,500.00 crash damage.
* Sales tax is not included
In addition to this liability, all drivers are treated as if they were a professional racer running their own car. There is a limit to the amount of crash damage a driver can properly repair in time to run the balance of an event. We have set this limit at $3500.00. If the damage exceeds $3500.00, regardless of liability limits, the driver will be disqualified for the rest of the day.
Contact between open wheel cars is very dangerous. Any contact between cars may result in being black flagged for inspection. If it is determined that a car or cars are damaged, the driver of the damaged car is responsible for their damage according to their current liability rating.
Flat Spotting Tires
Locking the wheel under braking is the result of insensitive braking technique. If this happens frequently you will be black flagged. If it is determined that a tire or tires are flat spotted, the driver will be charged accordingly.
Exceeding the Shift Points
Any driver who is abusing the motor by continually shifting beyond the suggested shift points will be black flagged and may have to sit out the session. Exceeding shift points may cause damage to the motor.
Our shop labor rate is $80.00 per hour.
CAR DAMAGE DEPOSIT
Drivers are required to sign a Car Damage Authorization Form prior to the first event. This information will be held on file for all events which have a car damage liability during that season. Car Damage invoices will be mailed within one week following the race event and will be due within 30 days froms the date of the invoice. Any invoices that are not paid within that 30 days will be automatically charged to the credit card submitted on the car damage authorization form. Should you have any questions regarding your invoice, you must contact the Roos office upon receipt of the invoice.
Drivers are liable for any mechanical failure due to driver error. A driver is NOT responsible for crash damage if it is determined that a mechanical failure is the cause of an accident. A driver is not responsible for a motor that breaks and has oil and water in it, but is responsible for a cooked or blown motor if the symptoms would have obviously shown on the gauges.
DNF (Did Not Finish)
In all forms of racing, there is a possibility of not finishing a race due to mechanical failure, driver mishap or an off road excursion. Although we take pride in the condition of our race cars, mechanical breakdowns may occur. In the event that a driver does not finish a session, no matter what the reason, we cannot guarantee a consolation race or backup car.
We can accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover, Amex, Cash or Check payable to Roos Racing School. If you havve a balance due, it will need to be received by our office 30 days prior to your scheduled race.
A non-refundable deposit is required with all applications.
IIf you must cancel, please notify our office 30 days prior to the event. Your deposit ($700 race day & $520 practice day) less a $75 administrative fee will be kept on account and will be applied towards your next event. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the event, your deposit less a 25% fee will be kept on account and will be applied towards your next event. If you cancel less than seven days prior or fail to attend, without written notification, your entire deposit will be forfeited. Refunds are subject to approval. Special packages are not eligible for refunds.
The Bertil Roos Racing School reserves the right to change any of these rules at any time in the interest of improving the series.