RULES - National Competition Procedures - Rules Compliance and Penalties


Competitors with a question or concern about another competitors vehicle may file a "Compliance Query" to the Competition Director, in writing. The Competition Director or designated official or compliance committee will determine the answer to the question as soon as possible and before official results are posted.

1. Who may file a Compliance Query.

A. Event officials.

B. Competitors.

2. What must be included in a Compliance Query

A. The question about compliance and rules area covering the item in as much detail as possible.

B. The name or names of questioner or group of questioners.

C. Query fee, if applicable.

3. Query Fees

A. There is no fee for Compliance Queries asked through the end of lunch break on the penultimate day of competition. (E.g., Saturday of a Saturday/Sunday or Friday-Saturday-Sunday competition).

B. Compliance Queries after the end of lunch through the end of competition on Saturday require a fee of $100.

C. Compliance Queries asked on the final day of competition will require a fee of $500.

D. Compliance Queries filed by event officials shall have the fee waived.

E. Event lead or Competition Director reserves the right to waive fee.

F. Reasonable queries will have question fee returned.

4. Non-Compliance
If a competitor or vehicle is determined to be non-compliant the following are the series of actions which may be taken.

A. Coaching.

B. Penalty including (but not limited to): Time penalty, Loss of fastest lap(s) or run(s); Position.

C. Reclassification.

D. Disqualification.

E. Exclusion from program for up to one year.