Drifting

2024 Drift Schedule (1)

RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER

Thank you for joining us at Southampton Motor Speedway. We look forward to your visit. Here you will find the rules for the facility and its attendees. If you have any questions, concerns, or general feedback please see the Contact section of the site. Enjoy your visit!

The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events.  These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules.   NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS 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 a participant, spectator, or official.

The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion does 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.

 – Management, CRC Entertainment LLC / Southampton Motor Speedway

  • Track Rules and Regulations
  • When on track, drivers must remain in their vehicle at all times. Do not exit your vehicle unless it is on fire and take caution of other vehicles that may be on the track
    • Drivers and passengers must keep all body parts inside the vehicle at all times.
    • Driver Groups
      • Groups B & C are the same. They are only divided to ease grid traffic and aid in organization. These groups are for beginners with limited skills on a race track. 
        • Solo runs only, no tandems
      • Group A is the advanced group. These drivers have demonstrated that they can link the course consistently and are prepared to drive with other drivers on track. To be bumped-up to group A please speak to a grid worker or Southampton Motor Speedway staff member.
        • Tandems are approved
  • Drivers may not conduct standing burnouts anywhere in the facility including on track!
  • Overnight camping is permitted for Drivers and Crew during multi-day events. Details will be listed with each events information packet
  • Driver Qualifications and Safety
      • Drivers must be 16 years of age or older. If under 18, parent or legal guardian must be present and sign waiver
      • All drivers must sign the appropriate liability waiver and obtain the appropriate credentials before entering the racing surface
  • DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ARE PROHIBITTED!
      • DRIVERS MEETING IS MANDATORY! If you miss the scheduled drivers meeting or tech inspection times you will need to have your vehicle inspected and receive a drivers meeting from a track official before entering the racing surface
      • Driver must pay very close attention to all flaggers and course workers. If any of their instructions are ignored, the driver will be, at a minimum, kicked off track for the session. If the offense is repeated or unsafe, the driver could be ejected from the event.
      • Safety Equipment
        • All drivers are required to wear long pants, closed toe shoes and sleeved shirts.
        • Fire rated gloves and shoes are recommended
        • Fire Suit is recommended
        • Helmets are required at all times while on track
  • MUST BE SA2015 or SA2020 RATED! NO EXCEPTIONS!
        • Helmet must be in good condition and show no signs of damage
        • Chin strap must be present and always fastened when wearing 
        • Annual Helmet Approval stickers are provided at the first tech inspection of the season and are good for the entire season unless the helmet is damaged.
    • All passenger safety equipment must meet the same requirements as the driver
    • Passengers behavior is the responsibility of the driver
  • Vehicle Technical Inspection
    • General
      • All vehicles must pass tech inspection prior to going on track.
      • Vehicle tech inspection may include inspection of brakes, suspension, engine, drivetrain and chassis for proper operation, condition, and potential issues.
      • Car must have front and rear crash bars. Factory or Aftermarket is acceptable
      • All loose items must be removed from the vehicle including trash, tools, parts etc.
      • Fire Extinguisher
        • Required for all vehicles while on track
        • Must be securely mounted within reach of the driver while seated with harness on.
        • Should NOT be mounted on the driver’s side floor.
        • Minimum 2lb of extinguishing agent required. 
        • Extinguisher must have a gauge and be checked before each event
      • Convertibles 
        • Must have a roll bar or properly secured hardtop to drive
        • Style Bars WILL NOT PASS a vehicle tech inspection. 
        • If you have questions, contact Southampton Motor Speedway before the event
      • Drift Trucks
        • All drift trucks MUST contact Southampton Motor Speedway for approval prior to showing up at the gate. 
        • Trucks should be lowered with proper drift suspension, manual transmission, and proper LSD/Welded rear. 
        • NO lifted trucks. 
        • NO tool boxes or loose items in the bed  
        • If you have questions contact Southampton Motor Speedway before the event
  • Vehicle Tech Guidelines
    • These are only guidelines for a Vehicle Tech Inspection and are by no means a complete check list. It is the Drivers responsibility to thoroughly inspect their vehicle before every event.
    • Engine/Drivetrain
      • No fluids should be leaking or dripping from the vehicle. If signs of a leak are evident you will need to show proof of a repair during tech
      • Heat shield is required around the brake and clutch master cylinders for any vehicles with the exhaust side of the engine on the same side as the driver. OE heat shield is acceptable.
      • Coolant overflow required on all vehicles. 
      • Oil overflow required on vehicles which have removed or modified OE oil recovery system.
      • The firewall between engine and passenger compartment must be completely sealed.
      • Throttle must be smooth in operation and exhibit no binding
      • Gas cap must be present and completely sealed. Firewall required for all fuel system components inside the driver’s compartment.
      • Any coolant, fuel or oil lines passing through the vehicle must be protected from contact by the driver or passenger. All unions and connections must be leak free and shielded from spraying the driver or passenger in the event of a leak. A firewall around all lines and connections is recommended
      • Exhaust must be present and a muffler is required for all naturally aspirated vehicles.
    • Chassis
      • All suspension components including ball joints, bushings, springs, coil-overs, wheel bearings, arms, axles, etc. must be in good working condition and have no excessive play or clunking
      • Steering must be smooth in operation and exhibit no binding
      • All lug nuts must be present and properly torqued and have proper thread engagement. If using bolt on spacers, all lug nuts attaching the spacer to the hub must be present
      • Body panels including fenders, hood, doors and hatch/trunk are required
      • Tow hooks/straps are required front and rear
        • Should be easily found and easily accessible
        • Should be rated for the weight of your vehicle
      • Hood and trunk must be securely latched either using the OE latch or aftermarket pins or latches
      • Windshield, rear window and fixed side windows must be present and free of large cracks or imperfections. Door windows must be operational if installed. 
      • All vehicles must have a working e-brake. Can be OE cable type or aftermarket hydraulic
    • Electrical
      • Battery 
        • Must be securely tied down with permanently mounted plastic or metal strap and proper hardware. 
        • Tie-down must be in good condition
        • No rubber tie downs, bungee cord, zip ties, etc. 
        • The positive terminal of the battery must be insulated.
        • If located inside the driver’s compartment it must be sealed and non-venting
        • Non-sealed batteries are allowed in driver’s compartment if in a fully sealed box, properly mounted and vented outside the vehicle
      • Brake lights must be operational
      • Hazard lights 
        • Front and rear must be operational 
        • Hazard switch must be located in cabin and within reach of driver while seated with harness on
      • Headlights are required for night driving
      • Kill Switch or Shutoff switch must be in place
        • OE key switches or aftermarket kill switch assemblies are acceptable
        • It must be permanently mounted within reach of driver while seated with harness on
      • All wiring should be protected, insulated and properly mounted
    • Interior
      • Seats, seat belts and harnesses must be properly mounted 
      • Harnesses must be FIA or SFI rated with current certification dates
      • If the vehicle does not have a roll cage, a harness bar can be used to mount the shoulder belts when using a 4, 5 or 6-point harness.
      • If stock seats or non-FIA approved reclinable bucket seats are used, stock seat belt must be used
      • If race seats are intended to be used with stock seat belt, the lap belt part of the seat belt must pass through the holes in the side of the race seat
      • Interior should be free of all loose debris, tools, trash, etc.

Safety will always come first at Southampton Motor Speedway. Motorsports are fun and exciting but also dangerous. All rules must be strictly adhered to in order to participate in events. Anything found to be unsafe or questionable should be reported to track staff immediately. No refunds will be provided for lost track time due to inability to meet any of the rules and regulations listed above. Exceptions may be given for certain requirements if the driver discusses their issue with Southampton Motor Speedway prior to the event. Please see the contact information below if you have any question or concerns about any of the rules or regulations associated with Southampton Motor Speedway. Have fun!