Please park courteously, MSRH has an odd paddock that can become very difficult to maneuver if people park all willy-nilly and whatnot. Seriously, you're smart enough to build a race car, use your head.
Please do not start or run engines in common garages. Cars should be pushed into and out of garages.
Garages are available and can be rented for the event by calling MSR Houston
- Thursday gate time and paddock is not controlled by WRL. Friday is a MSR-operated track day.
- Everyone entering must sign the track waivers and wear the appropriate wristband issued at the gate at all times.
- Inspections for cars and gear will start and end at the times listed in the schedule. Please do not wait until the last minute to get in line!
- Please make sure you have read or reviewed the 2018 rules.
- All drivers must be pre-registered for the event at http://wrl.raceday.pro
- If this is your car's first race with WRL, you must submit an accurate Disclosure Sheet
- Returning teams only need to submit a new Disclosure forms if there are changes to the car
- If your car has not been classed, or needs to be re-classed, proceed to the scales area for the Intercomp Weigh In, and from there you will meet with a steward to go over your Disclosure Sheet and class your car
WRL no longer rents, nor loans transponders. You must provide your own. Subscription models start at $160 from your favorite retailer. A transponder is part of your equipment, just like your engine, transmission, etc. WRL is not responsible for failures. Please ensure that we have the correct transponder number for Timing and Scoring!
DAMAGES TO PROPERTY
You will be responsible for damage you cause to the facility, both on and off the track. This is generally not an issue but you are being advised of track and WRL policy. Note that damages are easily avoidable by staying on track and following WRL rules.
- All teams entered may earn a WRL trophy by finishing 1st-3rd in any of the classes is each race
- Trophies and other awards will be presented after each race. Podium cars will impound on pit road, stewards will pull out cars for dyno testing and weight at their discretion.
- Other awards will be presented as appropriate including contingencies, participation and other recognition
- NOTE THE POINTS SYSTEM FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS
WRL continually gets positive feedback from tracks about how polite and professional our teams are on and off of the track. Please help us keep that reputation! When you leave the track - please leave your pit, paddock and garage space free of debris, spills, car parts and trash. If it came in with you, it leaves with you. Respect the facility and what it means to motorsports, ensure that you and WRL are invited back.
Leave no trace that we were ever there!
- RVs and CAMPING - Tent camping is allowed. You may stay overnight in your toter, RV/motorhome, or trailer in the upper or lower paddock. Contact Heartland park for more details and fees.
- GUESTS/PUBLIC ACCESS
- Guests may attend by signing the waiver at the gate. Any track mandated entry fees are the responsibility for the guests.
- TEAM GUESTS - Please have guests stay in the garages, paddock or other “spectator areas” as designated by the facility. Unless otherwise directed by signage or staff, all guest vehicles should be parked in spectator parking or on the pavement or designated area.
PIT & PADDOCK
We will assign multiple teams to each pit box. Assuming that all teams will not be pitting at the same time, this should work out fine, as all races have in the past.
- You may put your pop-up canopies on pit road in the cold pits and set up on Friday
- Do not drive in the Left Lane on Pit road. Stay Right, against the track wall unless pulling into pit box or garage
- No repairs on pit road. Pit Road is for fueling, driver or tire changes and air/oil check only
- Cars will be safely supported on jack stands before any work underneath the car in garage or paddock
- No smoking in buildings or on Pit Road. No grilling in the paddock.
- Absolutely No fueling or fuel storage in the garages.
- Speed Limits: Pit Road 35 MPH. Paddock 10 MPH
- Stop at pit out COMPLETELY every time
- Drivers must have current helmet sticker and driver wrist band to go on course
- Restricted areas: No one under 16 permitted on pit road. No non-competitors on the pit road side of the garages
- Pit bikes/vehicles: No one under the age of 16 is permitted to operate a motorized vehicle at COTA. Anyone operating a motorized vehicle of any type must have a valid driver’s license. No children on bicycles in the paddock, please.
ITEMS TEAMS MUST HAVE ON PIT ROAD
- Oil Dri or kitty litter, broom
- Non-spill catch pan for fueling
- WRL-legal fuel jugs, NO LEAKS
- 10lb fully charged fire bottle
ITEMS TEAMS SHOULD HAVE ON PIT ROAD
- Two-way radio comms with car
- Sun Block and weather gear
- Water and snacks
- First Aid Kit
All SuperMiata cars will display the Maxxis series sticker, available at Check In
Read the 2018 WRL rules posted on www.RaceWRL.com. Sorry, but ignorance of a rule is not an excuse. The info in this section is in addition to, or to reinforce, the published rules.
- Race will be counter-clockwise
- Race clock will run continuously from Green Flag. Checkered flag will be shown to the lead car on its first lap through Start/Finish after time expires.
- WRL Grid: Cars should be placed on pit road in a double-wide formation, leaving a lane between each pair of cars. Do not grid until directed to do so by race officials.
- Start: Double-wide rolling start behind pace car. Field set by class - no qualifying. Grid order is GTO, GP1, GP2, GP3, GP4.
- Pace Car: Any time the pace car is on track with lights on, drivers will follow the pace car wherever it goes (including on to pit road), unless you get a waive-by by the Pace car driver or a course marshal.
- There is no maximum stint limit. 2 driver minimum for this event
- Headlights: Headlights will be turned on at sunset. Marker/Rain Lights will be used if it is raining and/or the track is wet.
- Sound limit: 103 dbA, and you must have some form of muffler (see the rules)
- Car to car contact: Contact is not permitted. All drivers must allow each other racing room at all times, give the cars around you a lane to race in.
- Cars involved in contact may be Black Flagged regardless of fault
- Drivers causing or initiating contact may be placed on probation
- BLOWN MOTORS/DRIVETRAINS AND OIL - Expect that if you oil down the track, you may receive a bill for oil dry and treatment of the surface. If you blow a motor, trans or diff - SAFELY GET OFF OF THE RACING SURFACE IMMEDIATELY! Please do not make us shut down the event because you spread oil a half mile down the track.
- Red Flag: Come to a SAFE stop on either side of the racing surface. Remember there may be cars behind you, give them time to react. All work on pit road and in the garages comes to a stop, no exceptions. Pace car will pick up the leader and bring the field on to pit road. Cars will park on pit road, no work of any kind will be allowed. Drivers may exit the car. Race Stewards will advise teams on status.
- Leaking jugs are a fire hazard. Fix them before the race. Note the new catch pan rules (2017 Rules)
- Engine must be OFF before fueling
- Full fire gear and helmet for everyone over the wall during fueling. All face shields down. NO SNEAKERS!
- Only ONE fuel bottle in the pit box at a time. No staging of fuel bottles on hot pits.
- Fuel bottles not being used in the hot pit will be behind (not on) the pit wall.
- 5 team members max in the pit box including the Fireman with 10 lb. ABC fire bottle standing ready
- Fireman should be approx 10 ft. from fuel port, facing oncoming traffic if possible. Do not get too close.
- No working on car with gas cap off, no tire pressure or tire temps, no staging jacks, tires or tools. CoolShirt, driver water and radio adjustments are allowed
- Use WRL-legal catch pans with absorbent, clean up all spills IMMEDIATELY. Over pour from the catch pan will be disposed of properly
- There is no minimum time on pit road. However, showing up at Black Flag not ready to go on track = penalty
RULES OF THE ROAD
As a road racer in World Racing League you are expected to know and understand the Rules of the Road. Violation of these rules may result in Black Flag penalty, probation and/or ejection from the series.
- Passing: You are responsible for planning and executing a safe, clean pass. Give others Racing Room.
- Being passed: Hold your line, be predictable. Give a point-by if possible. Give others Racing Room.
- Racing Room: Give the other cars around you enough room on the paved surface to safely maneuver their car without coming into contact or leaving the racing surface. In other words, everyone gets a lane to race in.
- Slower cars should stay on the racing line and be predictable. Faster cars should plan to pass off-line unless otherwise pointed by the driver of the other car(s)
- Dive-bombing: Attempting to pass another car by out-braking them into the corner and taking the inside line/apex away at the last second. This is a Black Flag offense, especially if other cars have to suddenly alter their line to avoid you.
- Blocking: Altering your line with the expressed intent to prevent a faster car from passing. Altering your line once is racing, altering it multiple times with faster traffic behind is blocking which is a Black Flag offense.
- Passing under Yellow: There is no “giving back” an illegal pass. Pass under yellow will be penalized.
- Spin: Once you lose control of your car, engage the brake and the clutch until the car comes to a complete stop. DO NOT allow your car to roll across the track.
- Two- and Four-wheels off: Lift, steer straight and bring the car back onto the racing surface gently and predictably. No sudden brake or steering inputs.
- Re-entry: after spinning or leaving the racing surface, you are responsible for clearing traffic before re-entering the race.
- Mechanical failure: Immediately move your car off-line. If your car will not make it to pit road, make sure you do not stop on the racing line, especially apexes and track out areas.
- Emergency vehicles (EV): You may pass EVs safely, single-file, on the opposite side of the track. Look for hand signals from the EV. You may not pass another vehicle while also passing an EV.
Who owns the line?
No one “owns” the racing line. You own the space your car currently occupies. As a general rule in turns, if a car has established position next to the other car at or before turn-in, both cars will give each other racing room. This applies whether the car is on the outside, inside, middle, etc. WRL considers a car having “position” in relationship to another car if its front axle is in front of the other car’s rear axle.
You are responsible for knowing and heeding flags. In particular:
- Standing yellow - caution, incident off of the racing surface, beware. No passing
- Waving yellow - SLOW DOWN! Incident on the racing surface. Extreme caution. No passing
No passing under yellow from the first station displaying the yellow flag until you pass the incident AND do not see a yellow flag at the next manned station.
- Red flag - come to a safe, controlled stop on one side of track and await further instruction.
- Open black - report to Black Flag Station immediately. Do not send teammates to the Black Flag station, do not stop in the pits or paddock before stopping at Black Flag.
- Black Flag All (All stations) - all cars off course, follow the car in front of you onto Pit Road. No passing.
- White – EV or slow vehicle on course, pass with care single file, give wide berth and be safe. WRL takes buzzing the EV’s very seriously.