The speed in the pits is 5 mph at all times even when late for your race. Breaking this rule will see you loaded up and face disciplinary proceedings, there really is no excuse!!!
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) This is a health and safety instruction, not a request!
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 serious 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. This also means the equipment must only be used for its intended purpose. No swings on Hiabs ETC If you breach any legal or health and safety guidelines however small you will face a disciplinary hearing and could face a ban.
Smoking is permitted in Venue at certain places only, but under no circumstances must you smoke while refuelling your cars. The smoking of illegal substances will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
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 and may be removed at your cost.
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 an absolute minimum.
The green flag is used to start the race.
Normally the start Marshall will hold the yellow flag in the air vertically in indicating the intention to start the race then drop the green flag.
The yellow flag is out to indicate an obstruction on the track or a car unable to move. You can still race but with extra caution.
The black flag is used for two reasons.
The first being a mechanical or unsafe fault with the car. The second is if your driving standards have slipped or have become dangerous. Either way, you will need to pull off into the infield and stop racing as soon as safely possible.
Stop racing immediately. This is because there may be a serious 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.
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.
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.