Rules

BRL Rules updated 5/16/2019

An Incident Review Team (IRT) will consist of three teams of two stewards and two alternates, plus the Admin.

Each team will alternate weeks.

A team of two stewards will review every caution of every race each week. They will determine if the incident should be penalized and if so, who the at fault racer is.

If the stewards are in agreement that there was no violation the incident will be closed.

If the stewards disagree, an alternate steward will be chosen to review the incident.

An alternate will also be used if one of the stewards is involved in a particular incident.

IRT only reviews incidents that cause a caution. If you feel that an incident that does not cause a caution should be reviewed for possible rule violations, you must file a protest via email to the Admin within 24 hours of the race end.

You should include the following:
-Series
-Lap number
-Brief description of incident
-NO REPLAY CLIPS (only send clips if/when asked to do so by Admin)

The Admin will forward all protests to the IRT.

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What the IRT will be looking for when reviewing incidents:
-OVER-aggressive racing
-Intentional wrecking
-Trying to race through an incident at full speed and wrecking others in the process
-and more

IRT results will be forwarded to the Admin for penalty assignment.

Activities that the Admin will be watching for in his independent review of the races:

-Disrespectful communications, including foul or threatening language and insults toward another racer/league admin (this includes outside of a race via email, forum, social media, etc.)
-Racing with lead lap cars while one or more laps down (unless racing other lap down cars for “lucky dog” spot)
-Wrecking another car(s) while turning around on the track or returning to the racing surface
-Changing tires (car goes up on the jack AND you return to the track)

Race Broadcasts:
We expect every race broadcast to be a “G” Rated show. Any driver using foul or rude language or a paint scheme that shows nudity or anything else of an offensive and/or controversial nature will be subject to removal from the league.

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After the reviews of incidents are complete, the following is the guideline used by the Admin to assign penalties: (all series’ combined, this is not “per series”)

Over-aggressive racing including but not limited to; Dive-bombing into a corner, Wrecking another car(s) by turning around on or returning to the track, Racing through an incident after the yellow flag comes out, etc.

1st offense. Warning
2nd offense. Loss of 5 points + EOL
3rd offense. Race suspension
4th offense. Race suspension
5th offense. Admin Options: Demotion to Street Stock only for set number of seasons, Demotion to Late Model only for set number of seasons, Permanent removal from league

All of the above resets to a clean slate at the beginning of the next season (except removals and demotions).

The following DO NOT reset.

Car goes up on jack AND returns to the track:

1st offense. Race suspension
2nd offense. Race suspension
3rd offense. Permanent removal from league

Disrespectful communications:

1st offense. Warning
2nd offense. Race suspension
3rd offense. Race suspension
4th offense. Permanent removal from league

Racing with lead lap cars while one or more laps down (unless racing other lap down cars for “lucky dog” spot):

1st offense. Warning
2nd offense. Race suspension
3rd offense. Race suspension
4th offense. Permanent removal from league

Jumping a start/restart: These will be penalized on a case-by-case basis

Broadcast g-rating violation:

1st offense. Warning (depending on severity of incident, the admin may skip any warning and immediately remove racer from the league)
2nd offense. Permanent removal from league

Admin-Initiated Actions:
Admin reserves the right to penalize and/or remove from the league any racer, for any reason, at any time.

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Championship Tie-breaker:
In case of a tie in the championship standings at season’s end, we will use the following tie-breakers in this order.

1. # of wins in the season
2. # of top 5’s in the season
3. # of top 10’s in the season
4. # of top 15’s in the season
5. Current season average finish
6. Pistols at 20 paces