General Rule Book 2009
Changes After 3-9-09 in RED
MVS = Magic Valley Speedway
2008 Rules - General Rules
1 GENERAL RULES 1.1 RULE APPLICATIONS
1.1.1 This general rule section applies to each and every driver, mechanic and/or pit personnel. Some items, obviously may
not apply to each class. One can easily determine which rules are or are not applicable to your division. You are expected to
know the rules ignorance will not be tolerated as an excuse.
1.2 GENERAL RULE STATEMENT
1.2.1 The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to
establish minimum requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all Magic Valley Speedway events,
and, by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. No express or implied
warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. They are intended as a
guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or others.
1.2.2 The chief steward shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any
further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of
safety shall result from such alteration of specifications. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of
the officials. Their decision is final.
1.3 TRACK POLICY
1.3.1 Magic Valley Speedway is private property. Any person on this property without the permission of Magic Valley
Speedway and the City of Twin Falls is guilty of trespass and subject to the penalties prescribed by law. Through your
registration or association, you have been given the authority and the right to be on this property in conjunction with racing
activities. However, the management of the Magic Valley Speedway reserves the right to revoke and cancel this authority at
any time that it is felt that your presence or conduct is not in the best interest of the sport of auto racing, your fellow
competitors, the fans, management and the employees of Magic Valley Speedway.
1.3.2 Any signage other than on the racecar or sides of the tow rig prohibited on the Speedway property unless approved in
advance by Speedway management.
1.4.1 Any fighting or reckless driving in the pit area or on the track may subject the offender to suspension depending on the
seriousness of the incident and the decision of the Management. Any continuing problems from the same individual may result
in permanent suspension. The rulebook may dictate fines or penalties for the offense. Drivers are responsible for their crews
and members helping on their racecar.
1.4.2 Courteous conduct is expected from all participants at all times. We do not tolerate profanity in front of race fans, officials,
or management; profane signs on cars, sex signs, swastikas, Nazi symbols on car or clothes. We expect you to look and act
like a professional, be clean and look respectable to the public.
1.4.3 Penalties and fines for violation may be implemented per the rulebook to all participants at the discretion of the officials.
1.4.4 At any time the display of any type of weapon threat of bodily harm may result in permanent suspension for the entire
racing crew and may result in arrest of all parties involved.
1.4.5 The scoring tower is off limits to the participants except by permission of the Chief Steward.
1.5 BENEFITS AND INSURANCE
1.5.1 Posted on the Pit Check-in building wall is a certificate of benefits for everyone legally entering into the pit area. Call the
Speedway to discuss any aspect of the insurance at any time. You and your crewmembers are covered with as broad benefits
as the racers in the major associations in the US.
1.5.2 Each participant with a competitor or pit permit, and who has signed the release sheet for the Event for which the
competitor or pit permit is issued, is eligible to be entitled to benefits if he is accidentally injured as the result of external violent
and visible means while participation in said Event. All competitors agree to abide by the decisions of the Benefit Plan officials
in administering the Benefit Plan.
1.5.3 No participant will be allowed in the pit area until he or she has secured a competitor or pit permit and signed the release
sheet for that event. You must read and understand the waiver and release form you are signing.
1.5.4 Pit permits are non transferable and are not to be signed by anyone except the person to whom it is assigned.
1.5.5 Magic Valley Speedway assumes no responsibility for damage to or loss of your equipment, vehicle or any parts by any
1.5.6 MINORS: No one under the age of 18 years old can be admitted to the pit area without proper ID and releases from
parent or guardian. Arrangements should be made in advance for minor admittance to the pit area.
1.5.7 If involved in an accident involving injuries, advise the Chief Steward in charge immediately so the necessary reporting
may be completed.
1.5.8 No claims will be considered unless a report is filled out prior to leaving the speedway property the day the injury
occurred. If physically unable, your crew must be responsible for the necessary reports.
1.5.9 Any participant involved in an accident while on the racing premises and who does not report the injury to the Chief
Steward before leaving the premises (providing that person is physically able to make such a report) will not be eligible for
benefits prescribed under the plan posted.
1.5.10 Any participant returning to competition shall be deemed, for the purposes of the benefit plan, to be physically fit, and
further disability benefits and/or medical benefits shall cease as of that date.
1.6 GENERAL POLICY
1.6.1 THE RACING OFFICIALS AND MANAGEMENT WILL RESOLVE ANY DISAGREEMENT OVER TECHNICAL
QUESTIONS OR OPERATIONS. WHEN THEIR DECISION IS RENDERED, SUCH DECISION IS FINAL AND BINDING.
1.6.2 The Speedway management and officials will establish the length, frequency and administration of all events and
programs and their decision is final and binding. Exceptions to the rules and specifications may be made on a temporary basis
at the discretion of the Speedway Management.
1.6.3 The management and officials will determine all finishing positions and their decision is final and binding.
1.6.4 Any complaints, disputes, questions or problems must be directed to the Chief Steward immediately following the event.
1.6.5 It is the duty of all drivers, car owners and mechanics to bring to the attention of the officials any unsafe equipment or
practices or any rule violations of any car or driver.
1.6.6 Continuous developments in racing may necessitate changes that cannot be anticipated at the time rules are formulated.
Hence, if necessary, rules may be updated, modified, added to or deleted. The "Except in Rare Instances" rule will be in effect
at all times.
1.6.7 We intend for all cars to be competitive with each other. If you do something to your car that these rules have over-
looked & we feel give you an edge or advantage over other competitors, you will be required to change your car.
1.6.8 Magic Valley Speedway Tech Officials reserve the right to make final decisions in the interpretation of any rules or race
procedures at any time. No equipment will be considered as having been approved by reason of having passed through
inspection. Magic Valley Speedway Tech Officials recommend that you carefully study the MVS Rule Book in order to be
familiar with all aspects of Stockcar racing. If you are considering a part, modification or procedure not covered in these rules
contact the Magic Valley Speedway Chief Steward before proceeding with any purchase or modification. If you have any
questions regarding the rules set forth, contact the Magic Valley Speedway Chief Steward
1.6.9 In keeping with Magic Valley Speedway’s commitment to maintaining proper balance in the competition arena, it may be
necessary for Magic Valley Speedway to make rule changes and/or rule modifications from time to time. Such changes are
designed to enhance close competition. Magic Valley Speedway’s goal of a full starting field of various car makes in each race
that are equally matched as possible is certainly in the overall best interest of the sport.
1.7 PIT AREA POLICY
1.7.1 Shoes and proper clothing is required.
1.7.2 Absolutely no devices for the purpose of transmitting any radio signals will be tolerated in the pit area unless specifically
allowed in class rules.
1.7.3 During racing events the consumption or distribution of any alcoholic beverage or controlled substance at any time in the
pit area is strictly prohibited. Glass containers prohibited in the pit area at all times, this includes post race and practice times.
1.8 RACE TRACK OPERATING PROCEDURES
1.8.1 The only people allowed on the racetrack and infield are racing officials. Everyone must stay away from the track at all
times unless requested to assist for some special reason by an official. Drivers may seek a place of safety in the infield
following disablement. When crashed, stay in your car, unless in immediate danger- such as fire. Keep your safety belts,
Helmet and head restraints on and lower your window net if you do not need medical attention. DO NOT get out of your car to
examine the damage to your car. Remember: Do not examine your car while the cars are racing on the track! Pit crews,
owners and personnel related to any car are not allowed on the track following an accident or injury. Exiting your car while on
the racing surface or infield area when you are not in immediate danger or have been directed to by an official may result in a
fine and penalty. A fine of up to $1,000 (one thousand) dollars and up to 30 day suspension may be imposed for the first
offense. A second offense may result in up to $2,500.00 hundred dollar fine and up to one year suspension.
1.8.2 Do not enter the racing surface without express authorization. An official will O.K. your entry at the track entrance and
signal for you to proceed.
1.8.3 The track may not be used for practice at any time other than the times designated in these rules or schedules. No
insurance is available and scheduling of time by the Management will not allow practice except under formal track rental
1.8.4 Any competing vehicle, whose speed has been reduced to a point where it cases a safety problem or retards the track
activity, will be removed from the racing surface at the option of the officials.
1.8.5 Our racing program is based on the availability of enough vehicles qualified to run the event. If this number is not
available, alternate scheduling or programming will be used. Magic Valley Speedway reserves the right to cancel an event or
any portion or an event. Racing events may be "lined-up" in various ways to accomplish the best racing.
1.8.6 No driver may get out of his car on the track or infield to argue or discuss the race with the Starter or Officials. No driver
may stop on the racing surface to discuss a decision made by the officials or to complain about another driver. In the event a
driver sees debris or fluid on the racing surface he/she may report it to the corner flagman during a caution. If this rule is
violated, the driver may be disqualified for the event or fined and suspended according to the decision of the officials. Any
event is completed when over one half of the scheduled length has been run by the leader or terminated by the officials for
1.9 PAY-OFF PROCEDURES
1.9.1 The starting driver shall earn all points. All payments will be made to the starting driver.
1.9.2 Payoff will be made only for events actually completed. Never will any events be paid when not run.
1.9.3 When rain or some unforeseeable or fortuitous event shortens a program, yet "considered" completed and no rain
checks issued, payoff will be made for events completed. In this event, lengthened feature may be run at the next practical
1.9.4 All race results will be announced before, or at, payoff. All winnings will be paid on day of event at the payoff window as
designated by track management.
1.9.5 All payoffs not collected by driver at the completion of each event will be forfeited.
1.9.6 If owner is to receive tax information, it is the driver's responsibility to notify the speedway in writing prior to December 1st.
1.10 COMPETITOR OBLIGATIONS
1.10.1 Every driver must inspect the racing surface and the racetrack to learn of any defects, obstructions, or anything, which,
in his opinion, is unsafe, and he shall report that condition to the Chief Steward. Any driver entering any racing event is
considered to have inspected the track and all conditions are satisfactory to him or her. If not, They should not race. The
participant further indicates that he is aware that auto racing involves risks and assumes these risks with full awareness and
1.10.2 All drivers are required to attend the drivers meeting. Drivers that are at the track and miss role call will start their
feature in the last position. Drivers not at the track during the pit meeting must meet with the track steward before entering the
track in a car. Failing to do so will result in starting their feature in the last position.
1.11 TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES
1.11.1 Anytime the conduct of any team member or driver is a discredit to the Speedway, the racing industry, or to himself, he
or she may be removed from all racing activity at the Speedway. The driver is responsible for all the people associated with his
car and/or signed in with the car.
1.11.2 Driver and crew responsibilities are outlined in rulebook.
1.12 DRIVER ELIGIBILITY FOR All CLASSES
1.12.1 Must be at least 14 years old. ( 12 years in Jr stingers only ) 14 & 15 year olds must submit a resume to MVS if
approved then must pass test sessions to be approved to race in upper divisions at MVS.
1.12.2 Must be physically fit for racing.
1.12.3 If less than 18 years of age, must file a full executed and signed minors release form. Certified Birth Certificate or copy
of driver’s license must be on file. Under 18 years of age must supply a resume before racing. Under age drivers must
complete a series of test by MVS to drive.
1.12.4 No driver may race if she is pregnant
1.13 RACE CAR PROCEDURE
1.13.1 Each car may qualify once, whether by time trials or Qualifying races.
1.13.2 A driver may swap with a driver of another car that has qualified and competed in preliminary events. However, the
driver must start at the rear of the field. Driver may improve start position if positions may be improved through qualifying or
semi feature type events.
1.13.3 Failure to run in qualifying or heat type events will exclude car from the feature field, except in instances where feature
field is not full.
1.13.4 Car and driver must run all preliminary events to maintain feature-starting position. Exception to this rule based on
damage or inability to compete by approval of chief steward only.
1.13.5 A driver may qualify an additional car. However, doing so disqualifies the first car and the time or position.
1.13.6 No drivers may be relieved unless approved by the Chief Steward.
1.14 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
1.14.1 All participants competing in classes outlined in this rulebook must be members of Magic Valley Speedway.
1.14.2 Applications are available online or at the Speedway office or by calling (208) 734-3700.
1.15 CAR NUMBERS
1.15.1 Magic Valley Speedway will attempt to reassign all numbers that were taken in previous year to those who had them in
the previous season. However, numbers will be held only until February 28th. March 1st remaining numbers will be available
on a first come first serve basis.
1.15.2 Numbers will be one or two numeric digits only. No letters will be allowed.
1.15.3 Only 1 car number allowed per driver in each division.
1.16 CAR APPEARANCE AND LETTERING
1.16.1 Professional lettering and painting is required. All racecars must be neat appearing with good paint job. A number of at
least 18 inches or more in height must appear on both doors of the car in a contrasting color. Scorekeepers can only keep
score for cars that have numbers they can read. Cars must display roof top numbers 24" high, readable from the right side of
the car. No "FOR SALE" signs allowed on car while on the track, without approval of chief steward.
1.16.2 Decals may be required for series or class sponsors. Purse monies and point fund monies may be forfeited if decals or
patches not run as required by class.
1.17.1 All participants must show valid license each time they enter pit area.
1.17.2 Each participant may be required to show a picture I.D. before entering pit area.
1.18 TRACK RENTAL
1.18.1 Practice sessions may be scheduled to help drivers get more practice time.
1.18.2 Parent or guardian must complete and sign appropriate forms for anyone under 18 years of age.
1.18.3 Track rentals must be reserved by calling the Speedway office or arranging with track management at the speedway.
Rental times and rates may vary and are subject to change. Rental is open to any car or cars, however, only one car on track
at a time. Rental fee may be by car or by the hour.
1.19 FLAG SIGNALS
1.19.1 Flags and light signals will be used as described in the MVS rulebook, with the following modifications.
1.19.2 In all dead heats, the inside car will be awarded the position.
1.19.3 The yellow flag will be shown to the first car passing the starter after occurrence to the cause for caution. All cars must
not pass any other car during caution period as long as cars maintain a reasonable speed. After the white flag is displayed, the
checkered must follow. Cars returning to the track while the yellow flag is present must restart from rear of field. On restarts,
the race will resume as soon as the green flag is displayed.
1.20 MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS PREFACE
1.20.1 Track management will resolve any and all disputes.
1.20.2 This section will address all rules consistent in all divisions. Rules will apply to all divisions unless otherwise noted.
1.21.1 At any time, before, during or after an event, officials may require additional measures or equipment or make additional
determinations, as they deem necessary to further reduce the risks to competitors.
1.21.2 All cars are subject to a minimum specification inspection at any time. It is the responsibility of the driver to prepare
each car FREE of defects and in safe racing condition.
1.21.3 No driver shall compete in any event with head or arm extended outside of racecar.
1.21.4 Additions to car bodies, such as fins, wings, scoops, signs, etc. will not be permitted in regular racing events.
1.21.5 The promoter will have safety and emergency equipment on the premises prior to the start of any event.
1.21.6 No racecars shall be allowed on track until the track has been opened for official practice.
1.21.7 No person will be permitted to ride on the outside of a racecar at any time.
1.22 MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
1.22.1 No ceramic or titanium components allowed in engine, drive train, or suspension.
1.22.2 No carbon fiber components or coated products allowed, except in helmets.
1.22.3 No chemical coatings allowed in engine internal areas of intake manifold, exhaust manifold and cylinder heads.
1.23.1 No ATV's, scooters, or golf carts may be operated in pit area without Chief Steward approval and proof of insurance.
1.23.2 Magic Valley Speedway contingency sponsor decals will be provided to each competing team and are required for
competition, purse and awards. All decals must be displayed in front of the number on the door or on front fender as described
in the rulebook. To qualify for contingency, use of product may also be required.
1.23.3 Magic Valley Speedway patch must be on right side of driver's uniforms.
1.23.4 Classes that require rev limiters must be located as directed. The rev limit chips may not be tampered with by driver or
crew member. Speedway reserves the right to require boxes to be exchanged with like box at any time if any tampering is
obvious or suspected.
1.24 PROMOTIONAL RELEASE
1.24.1 Any competitor who wishes to compete consents to the use of his name, pictures of himself and his car for publicity,
advertising and endorsements both before and after the events, and relinquishes any rights to photos taken in connection with
events and consents to the publication or sale of such photos as the Magic Valley Speedway so desires.
1.25 RULES THAT APPLY TO ALL DIVISIONS COVERED IN THE MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWAY RULEBOOK.
1.25.1 Added weight must be in block form of no less than 5-pound blocks (No pellets). Added weight must be securely bolted
in place. Dislodged weight may not be returned to car for weighing after race. All added weight must be painted white with car
number clearly marked.
1.25.2 If cars are weighed after race, minimum weights must be met without adding anything. Wheels and tires may not be
changed. Chief steward may request fuel to be added after the completion of an event. Any car failing to achieve its pre race
weight is subject to loss of position/positions and/or fine at the chief steward’s discretion.
1.25.3 All weights will be with driver, in driving position, and all minimums must be met at pre race tech.
1.25.4 Center-top of steering post must be padded with at least two inches of resilient material.
1.25.5 All casting numbers and part numbers will remain unaltered to be legal. You are responsible for what you run.
1.25.6 Crate Motors may be exchanged with track Crate Motor in the interest of competition.
1.25.7 Tire Usage: For classes with tire rules. Banked tires and car number must stay with that driver in that type of car. If a
non banked tire is run driver will receive no points for the race ran and lose that tire on 1st offense. 2nd offense driver will also
lose one banked tire. 3rd offense same as 2nd offense with additional $500.00 fine. If your tire or rim is left at track you will be
charged a $20.00 disposal fee.
1.25.8 Fire extinguisher must be securely attached and within easy reach of driver. Fire extinguisher also required outside rear
of car hauler.
1.25.9 Limited slip, posi-track, gold trac, Detroit lockers etc. not allowed except in late models.
1.25.10 No softening, conditioning, siping or grooving of tires allowed. Minimum durometer reading may be enforced.
1.25.11 No antifreeze allowed in cooling system.
1.25.12 Helmets are required and must be Snell SA2000, SA2005 or higher. Helmets must be worn at all times while on track
surface. Helmet must accompany vehicle at time of inspection. All drivers must wear race gloves and neck support.
1.25.13 All cars must be self- starting without being pushed or pulled.
1.25.14 All cars will be required to run the “Receiver Radio” Receiver is the only approved radio for use in any division covered
in this rulebook. All Receiver radios must be set to the Race Control frequency at all times. Magic Valley Speedway will post
the frequency used each night at the tech inspection area. Any Receiver radio found on another frequency during any racing
event may result in loss of all points earned that night.
1.25.15 No electronic traction control devices allowed. Penalty is a $10,000.00 fine.
1.25.16 No devices for transmitting except scorekeeping devices that may be required by MVS. Late models exempt.
1.25.17 No mirrors allowed in any weekly class except classes with two way radios. No wheel weights allowed in any class.
1.25.18 Any part of equipment found during an inspection or any other time at an event that does not meet applicable Magic
Valley Speedway standards, must be surrendered to the Magic Valley Speedway Tech Official at that time, and will not be
returned. Failing to do so will result in; a fine, and/or loss of championship points, and/or definite or indefinite suspension from
Magic Valley Speedway for driver, owner, and car.
1.25.19 Magic Valley Speedway Tech Officials reserve the right to make final decisions in the interpretation of any rules or
race procedures at any time. No equipment will be considered as having been approved by reason of having passed through
inspection. Magic Valley Speedway Tech Officials recommend that you carefully study the Rule Book in order to be familiar
with all aspects of MVS racing. If you are considering a part, modification or procedure not covered in these rules contact the
Magic Valley Speedway Chief Steward before proceeding with any purchase or modification. If you have any questions
regarding the rules set forth, contact the Magic Valley Speedway Chief Steward
1.25.20 In keeping with Magic Valley Speedway’s commitment to maintaining proper balance in the competition arena, it may
be necessary for Magic Valley Speedway to make rule changes and/or rule modifications from time to time. Such changes are
designed to enhance close competition. Magic Valley Speedway’s goal of a full starting field of various car makes in each race
that are equally matched as possible.
1.25.21 Weight may not be added ahead of the front spindles, or behind the rear axle.
1.25.22 All electrical switches must be located on the dash panel or within easy reach of the driver. A master “on-off” switch
must be clearly marked and in the center of the car on dash or roll bar. Any car that is using the stock ignition switch will not be
required a master on off switch.
1.25.23 No bump stops on shocks or chassis will be allowed. All downward chassis movement must be limited by the normal
increasing stiffness of the springs or bottoming of the chassis on the racetrack whichever occurs first. Late Models exempt
from this rule.
1.25.24 No rear Sway Bars will be allowed.
1.25.25 All race vehicles will be required to run mufflers.
1.26.1 Transponders are required in all classes that run at Magic Valley Speedway. Transponders are available for rent from
Magic Valley Speedway, for purchase from MVS dealer.
1.26.2 Transponder mounting location; Premier, Super Stocks, and Thunder Stocks. Transponder must be mounted 168
inches from the most forward trailing edge of the front bumper. Pony Stocks transponders must be mounted 156 inches from
the most forward trailing edge of the front bumper. Warrior, Queen Bee and Teen Bee transponders must be mounted 144
inches from the most forward trailing edge of the front bumper. In the event that the overall length of the car will not support the
above measurements the Chief Steward will assign the location of the transponder. All transponders must be mounted on the
right side frame rail perpendicular to the ground and unobstructed.
1.27.1 Any part of equipment found during an inspection or any other time at any MVS event that does not meet applicable
Magic Valley Speedway standards, must be surrendered to the Magic Valley Speedway Tech Official at that time, and will not
be returned. Failing to do so or refusing inspection will result in; a fine, and/or loss of championship points, and/or definite or
indefinite suspension from magic valley speedway. Multiple infractions will result in a fine, and/or loss of championship points,
and/or suspension from magic valley speedway.
1.27.2 No adjustments, additions or changes may be made to any car after passing pre-race inspection unless specifically
addressed in your division’s rulebook. Any violation of this rule will require the car to be rechecked and the starting position of
that car will be moved to the rear of the main event.
1.27.3 All divisions covered in this book will require the top 5 finishers in each main event to report directly to the post race
inspection area. Any driver failing to come directly to the inspection area will lose his/her finishing position in the main event.
The car/driver will be placed in the last position in the main event. The management of Magic Valley Speedway may exercise
to right to require mystery guests to report post race inspection area. When mystery guests are requested the drivers will be
informed over the radios before they exit the racing surface after the event. He/she will be required to go directly to the post
race inspection area and is subject to the same penalty as a top 5 driver failing to go the inspection area.
1.27.4 Any car failing to pass pre-race inspection the first time will be allowed to return to the drivers pit and attempt to make
necessary adjustments to comply with the rules. A driver may make as many attempts as needed to pass inspection but
inspection must be passed before the division is given the one to go signal from the flag stand. Any car failing to start the race
due to failing pre-race inspection will be forced to start at the rear of the main event the next time the driver competes during
that season. Any driver failing to pass post race will be forced to start at the rear of the main event the next time the driver
competes during that season. Any driver not racing previous event will start at rear of all events that night.
1.27.5 All fines will be payed by cashiers check before driver is allowed back in MVS.
Protesting Crate Motors
1.28.1 Anyone may protest a crate motor before the main event checker flag flies. $1000.00 in cash to chief steward. Protested
team shall pull engine and turn over to track officials. Engine will be delivered to engine tester of MVS choice. If legal engine
will be returned to owner and $400.00 from protest. If illegal MVS will keep engine and protester gets $600.00.
1.28.2 MVS may claim the shocks off any racecar it feels may have an advantage over the rest of the field for $300.00 for all 4
shocks if refusal 1.27.1 penalties will apply.