FLAGS, TRACK & VENUE RULES

PIT RULES, HEALTH & SAFETY

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speeding:

The speed in the pit's is 5 mph at all times even when late for your race. 

reversing:

When reversing your race car your visibility is severally reduced with your helmet on please use a member of your team to see you back.  (You cant see small children)

RUBBISH and waste parts/liquids:

Please keep your Pit area free from rubbish especially broken glass, sharp obstacles and liquids (oils etc). Animals use this field when we are not racing and your waste can cause serous harm to them. 


CARRYING OUT REPAIR WORK AND PIT H&S


Normal Heath and Safety rules apply within the pit area. This particularly applies when mechanical equipment is being used like Hiab's, Stihl saws and welding equipment. You must ensure that the people who are operating this equipment are fully qualified to do so and have the appropriate personal protective equipment such as( but not limited to) goggles and footwear. The actions of your crew remain your responsibility throughout Race day. 

Smoking:

Smoking is permitted in the Venue but under no circumstances must you smoke while refueling your cars.  The smoking of illegal substances will not be tolerated under any circumstances. 

Dogs:

Many teams bring their dog's. While this is fine they must remain on leads at all times. The water from the tanks in the pits is not suitable for their consumption and is purely for filling cars with. Animals must not be left in hot cars


ARRIVING AND LEAVING THE VENUE:


When driving to and from Stansted Raceway please respect the speed limits and residents of the villages you drive through. We arrive early on a Sunday morning with noisy lorries on small winding lanes, Please keep the noise levels and speed to a absolute minimum. 

FLAGS USED AT STANSTED RACEWAY

GREEN FLAGs

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The green flag is used to start race.

Normally the start Marshall will hold the yellow flag in the air vertically in indicate  intention to start race then drop the green flag.

Yellow Flags

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The yellow flag is  out to indicate a obstruction on the track or a car unable to move. You can still race but with extra caution.

Black flags

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The black flag is used for two reasons.

The first being a mechanical or unsafe fault with car. The second is if your driving standards have slipped or have become dangerous. Either way you will need to pull off into the in field and stop racing as soon as safely possible.

red flags

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Stop racing immediately. This is because  there maybe a serous accident on track or a driver in trouble. There may well be Marshall's on track attending to indecent.

This is also waved normally a lap after the race has ended and to stop racing. 

chequered flag

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This indicates the race leader as crossed the finish line and completed the race. You will need to keep to race pace as other drivers have not crossed this line and continue at race speed. You must race till the red flag is waved. 

FORMULA RULES

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Each formula has it's own set of rules and as such it will depend if and when the black flag is used so you will need to familiarize yourself with them.