CMP Rules & Procedures
- Gate Pass Requirement: A Pass indicating you have signed a waiver and release form and registered for the event must be presented to the Guard to allow your entry onto the premises of Carolina Motorsports Park.
- All minors must be under direct parental or acting guardian supervision at all times.
- All pet animals must be leashed or confined. Owners are responsible for their behavior, damages and clean-ups. Pets are not allowed in any of the buildings, concession area, false grid or pit area at any time. No exceptions.
- Electric power is available. 15-amp service is included in the daily camping fee, if available. 30-amp service is also available for a fee.
- Camping quiet time begins at 10pm.
- No loud music or bass boomers are permitted. Be considerate of neighbors.
- No campfires/ground fires, fireworks, firearms, weapons or illegal drugs are permitted anywhere on the premises. Fire pits which contain and lift fire off the ground are allowed.
- No fishing or swimming in the lake. The lake is off limits to ALL activities.
- Physical contact with another person may result in expulsion from the track.
- Do not damage any grassy area in any manner.
- Do not tape notices to any painted surface, mirrors, guardrails, building walls, etc. Bulletin boards are provided by the restrooms, snack bar, time/scoring buildings.
- All repairs to the facilities shall be performed by CMP OC personnel or their approved contractor.
- Packages received by CMPOC for drivers, teams, vendors or the Renter must be sent to the address listed below and have a specific “ATTN: TO” name included in address. All packages received without a specific driver, team, vendor or organization name shall be refused. Any cost associated with a refused shipment shall be sole responsibility of the Renter or sanctioning body of the event. CMPOC shipping address: 3662 Kershaw Hwy, Kershaw, SC 29067
- All trash must be placed in the receptacles provided. You shall be billed for any items left at the track that must be disposed of by a disposal company: tires, batteries, fuel barrels, etc.
- Environmentally hazardous waste MUST be disposed of in appropriate receptacles.
- Any spill MUST be reported to CMPOC staff for immediate clean up.
- Please dump waste oil into yellow 55-gallon drums marked “OIL”.
- Please dump anti-freeze into blue 55-gallon drums marked “ANTI-FREEZE”.
- Do not dump race fuel into recycling barrels. You shall be billed the disposal fee for contaminated liquids.
- Fuel cannot be sold at the track or pre-sold for delivery to the track. If you have any questions, you need to contact the Track Manager before arriving.
- Drivers are responsible for the conduct of their crews and guests.
- All drivers and members shall be responsible for notifying crews and guests concerning the hours of registration. A closing time must be included on the entry form.
- No pit bikes, dirt bikes or mini bikes are allowed on the premises without prior approval from the track manager.
- Only licensed drivers 16 and older may operate race support vehicles or golf carts. All drivers, members, officials and spectators must comply.
- Speed limit inside the paddock is 10mph.
- Each competitor must have at least one (1) portable BC dry chemical fire extinguisher of at least 10lbs and in good working condition in their pit area.
- No parking or repairing vehicles on any of the paddock roads. These access roads are considered an Emergency Fire Lane by the Fire Marshall.
- Scales, jack stands and refueling are prohibited on paddock roads.
- Driving counter-race is strictly forbidden at all times.
- Decibel limits are set at 105db fifty feet from the track. After 6pm decibel limits are set to 100db. If the racer has exceeded the 105db limit, the racer shall be black flagged, brought in, told of the infraction and given a chance to comply with the decibel limit. If the racer is not able to reduce the noise level within the decibel limit, the racer must pull the vehicle from the event.
- Sunday Quiet Time: in observance of local church services, the track shall observe quiet time on Sunday from 11am to 12pm. Absolutely NO race engines may run during this time, nor is the PA system to be used.
- The PA system is not to be used before 7:30am or after 7pm.
- No race engines may run before 7:30am or after 8pm.
- No vehicles of any kind are allowed on the track after 5pm.
- Track Management reserves the right to refuse entrance, bar, expel or fine any individual(s) in violation of any rule.
Damage To Race Track Property
- All open cars must have a roll bar and conform to the following unless a hardtop is installed:
- Porsche Boxsters and Cabriolets, Honda S2000, BMW Z3 & 4, and other similarly equipped cars, are satisfactory as configured from the factory with factory installed roll and/or pop up bars.
- For all other open cars, the roll bar must meet SCCA or PCA Club Race specs for materials, design, installation and height.
- Roll bar must be padded in an area that may come in contact with the occupants (driver and passenger) helmet or other part of the body.
- Targa type cars do not require an additional roll bar, but must run with the top in place.
- Drivers are required to have a Snell SA2010 or newer (Closed Face only). Your helmet will be inspected during Tech and must meet these requirements. NO EXCEPTIONS!
- Drivers are required to wear long sleeved shirts and long pants of natural fiber (cotton or wool). Synthetics are not allowed. Cotton socks and tennis shoes or leather shoes with leather soles are required- Approved driving/riding suits, shoes and gloves are acceptable and recommended. Full competition suits and equipment are required for competition cars.
- Although not mandatory for street cars, a multi-point safety harness is strongly recommended in all vehicles.
- A fire extinguisher, securely mounted, is also recommended in all vehicles.
- PASSING IS ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED AREAS AND WITH PROPER SIGNALS ONLY. DO NOT PASS UNLESS THE CAR BEING OVERTAKEN SIGNALS YOU TO PASS. In the “Solo” group, passing is only done on the right, that is, the passing car passes to the RIGHT SIDE of the car being passed. In the “Super Solo” group passing is allowed on any straight on either side of the car with a signal. “Race” group passing is allowed anywhere on track with a signal as long as the pass can be executed safely. The passing signal should be an exaggerated motion by the driver. All passes must be completed prior to turn in at the next corner. Maintain your speed or lift slightly to allow the passing car to safely complete the pass. Always be aware of traffic behind you as well as traffic in front of you. Remember, you can always enter the Pits and rejoin at a less crowded portion of the track.
- In the event it becomes apparent you are about to go off the track, it is better to drive off in a straight line under control rather than try to save it. Regain control, then drive cautiously back on to the track. If visibility is impaired, wait until conditions improve.
- Two wheels off- slow until you gain control, and then cautiously return to the track surface. Forcing the vehicle back on to the track at speed could result in loss of control and possibly spinning into oncoming traffic.
- Four wheels off- same as above, except that the driver is required to return to the hot pits for a vehicle inspection. Upon completion of inspection, you may return to the track.
- Loss of control causing a spin on the track surface- If/when you do lose control of your car in a spin, the best rule is both feet in. This means brake and clutch fully depressed until you come to a stop. You may flat spot a tire, but you stand a much less chance of damaging your car. You must come into the Pits to have your car checked by the Pit Worker after a spin, or off course excursion.
- If your vehicle becomes disabled, pull off the track in a safe spot, preferably in sight of a corner worker. REMAIN INSIDE YOUR VEHICLE, WITH YOUR BELTS ON. The only reason you should get out or off your vehicle is if it is on FIRE!
- Two off-course excursions and/or spins on the track, in any session, will be cause for you being black flagged. Return to the hot pit and speak to the event coordinator. Three spins means the end of your session. Continued loss of control or aggressive driving will not be tolerated and could be cause for loss of driving privileges for the remainder of the day!
Damage To Race Track Property
- Any damage incurred to race track property, and/or supplies used, will be the responsibility of the participant.