Driving Rules and Regulations

FLAG SYSTEM:

Flags are used to warn drivers on a track of any problems that they may encounter. 6th GEAR EVENTS uses this system so it is imperative that all drivers commit the meanings of all flags to memory. A simple rule of thumb is that a waved flag indicates a more imminent or serious problem than a stationary one.

PASSING ETIQUETTE:

Passing is allowed in the following locations: Front Straight, Back Straight & Between Corner 3 & 4 ONLY (see map here) providing you receive a signal from the car in front…no signal = no pass! Please drive with courtesy as there are a variety of cars and “blocking” will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of the faster car to go off line to make their pass – the slower cars always have ‘right of way’ of the racing line. If you are being passed, have the car passing you go “off line” and you stay on the “driving line”. This avoids potential confusion during these times.

GREEN FLAG:

Track is open and clear for use…often displayed for the first few laps of a driving session or following a caution flag of some form.

PASSING SIGNALS:

Point-By Passing Signal REQUIRED (only in zones noted above): Arm out open window indicating that you wished to be passed on the right side. RaceCars only point-by from in car. Again, we
re-iterate, no signal = no pass!

YELLOW FLAG:

There is a problem up ahead… be prepared to take evasive action…slow down…no passing is allowed…if the yellow flag is waved it indicates that the problem is just ahead and or that a portion or all of the track is blocked and potentially the problem is very serious. You must be prepared to stop if necessary…often this flagging pattern will be shown before a red flag.

TRACK COURTESY:

By all means drive as fast as you wish but use common sense…spinning in traffic is not appreciated. Leave yourself room in the event of an incident in front of you. Do not tailgate. If your car suffers a mechanical breakdown, do not drive back to the pits spewing oil all over the driving line. Also do not attempt to repair your car on the circuit under any circumstances. Wait behind the barrier! The tow truck will come and get you. When entering the track stay off the driving line and do not cross the blend line! Please ensure you take notice to which station the Marshalls are at and showing flags at as they are there to help us have a safe & fun day!

RED FLAG:

Upon seeing this flag a driver must come to a complete controlled stop at the side of the track. Then proceed to the pits in first gear upon being told to do by a marshall.

BLACK FLAG:

There is some problem with your driving and or car. Slow down and proceed to the pits at the end of the lap you are on for further instructions. Report to the Marshall at “Pit Out”!!!

BLACK FLAG WITH ORANGE DISC:

“Meatball Flag” indicates that there is a mechanical problem with your car… slow down and report to the pits at the end of the lap.

BLUE FLAG:

Waved signifies a faster car is approaching and you are about to be passed, pointed right at you means you are being passed right now.

YELLOW FLAG WITH RED STRIPES:

“Oil Flag” indicates oil or slippery conditions…often placed at the exact location of the problem.

WHITE FLAG:

An ambulance or slow moving vehicle is on the track…please be on the look out for it…waved means that it is just ahead. No passing!!!

CHECKERED FLAG:

The driving session is over…slow down and cool your car down…exit track at the end of lap.

THERE IS A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IN EFFECT FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING OR ANY UNSAFE BEHAVIOUR. 6th GEAR EVENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND DRIVING PRIVILEGES IF DEEMED NECESSARY, AND SHOULD THIS OCCUR, REGISTRATION FEE IS STILL NON-REFUNDABLE!

WE URGE YOU TO USE COURTEOUS & SAFE DRIVING ETIQUETTE TO ENSURE THAT EVERYONE HAS A GREAT LAPPING DAY!


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