AUSTRALIAN SAND DRAG ASSOCIATION

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

INFORMATION NUMBERS_______________________________________________
PREFACE_____________________________________________________________
RACE COMMITTEE_____________________________________________________
ASDA GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS_________________________________
CLASS EXPLANATIONS & REQUIREMENTS______________________________
REGISTRATION______________________________________________________
RACE PROCEDURES FOR TRACK, PIT AND STAGING AREAS_______________
COMPETITOR’S BRIEFING_______________________________________________

MOTORBIKE / VEHICLE INSPECTIONS____________________________________

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS_______________________________________________

CLASS REQUIREMENTS________________________________________________
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTO X__________________________________
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR MODIFIED BIKES__________________________
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR MODIFIED VEHICLES_______________________
DRAG STRIP__________________________________________________________

SAFETY & FIRST AID___________________________________________________

RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER______________________________________________







The purpose of the Australian Sand Drag Association or the ASDA is to organize the scattered efforts of the association into a strong, self – disciplined body with a single goal: Fairness and safety for all competitors, officials, and spectators at sand drag competition meets.
1. Rules and guidelines will be established for all competitors and officials outlining class equality, fairness, and safety standards. These rules and guidelines will be reviewed, refined and compiled at each annual meeting of the ASDA.
2. Changes or corrections to this can be made and will be effective immediately after being printed in the media available to competitors chosen by the ASDA.


INFORMATION NUMBERS
PUBLIC OFFICER
Carla Sutherland 0428 382 212
Email: carlasutherland@dodo.com.au
SECRETARY
Dan Dycer 0438 569 231
Email: fleurieu.security@bigpond.com
TREASURER
Robert Osborne 0409 925 103
Email: ellaroy@bigpond.com

PREFACE
Sand Drags, unlike asphalt or bitumen drags, are not designed to be run on hard surfaces. Sand Drags are designed to be run on uneven sand or dirt tracks. In building, preparing, or modifying your bike / vehicle for Sand Drag racing a competitor should keep in mind that there may be holes at the starting line and also ridges, ruts down the track, uneven surfaces and rocks or other debris on the track. These obstacles are not intended to make the race any more difficult, but are a part of the sport. Every reasonable effort to maintain the racing surface to a reasonable condition will be taken. It is the option of the racer to race or not.
No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of or compliance with these rules and 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 spectators or participants. The rules and regulations set forth in this document shall be followed in all racing events. It is the racers responsibility to be aware of the contents of this document. All racers participate at their own risk. Rules and regulations are subject to change with out notice. The Australian Sand Drag Association will not arbitrarily change any rule without good reason and after deliberation.
The rules are developed to promote safe, competitive racing, and should be interpreted in that manner.
The Australian Sand Drag Association shall reserve the right to refuse racing privileges and / or pit access to anyone at any time.
The Australian Sand Drag Association shall have the authority to appoint track officials as it sees fit.
It is both the competitors and or guardians responsibility to maintain their bike / vehicle. The track’s main responsibility is to provide a safe facility to conduct racing. Total co-operation between the competitor and the track for the safety of each individual is of the utmost importance. Standards of safety are contained in this rulebook for the benefit of a safe race.

Each driver / rider assumes the complete responsibility for their pit crew or the people associated with their bike or vehicle. Any rules infraction committed by a crew member shall reflect directly upon the driver / rider. The driver / rider will be required to rectify the problem, or be subsequently penalized according to the rules stated herein.
Each participant further agrees to be bound by the decisions made by ASDA. The term competitor applies to anyone directly or indirectly associated with any competition bike / vehicle on the premises, including owners, drivers and pit crews. It is the authority of ASDA track officials to make decisions that shall include and cover every facet in connection with the track, conduct of the race, and behavior of the participants. It shall also include the right to suspend, bar, expel or disqualify anyone from any event, without liability of any kind or nature. In any dispute involving the interpretation of the rules, ASDA shall prevail. Any problems not covered by the rules will be ruled upon by ASDA race director at the time of the event and will make all rulings and all rulings will be final.

RACE COMMITTEE
The ASDA will appoint three officials to officiate at the meetings in the following capacities:
1. Check drag strip for compliance with official layout for safety and fairness.
2. Interpret and make final decisions of ASDA Rules or an infraction thereof.
3. Hear all complaints and protests that cannot be settled by the club holding the meet, so that everyone involved will be guaranteed fair treatment by an impartial body. All decisions will be considered final.

ASDA GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS

CLASS EXPLANATION & REQUIREMENTS
1. Each race track that is sanctioned by or runs under the Australian Sand Drag Association rules will run by the general rules. However, the individual race tracks and promoters will determine how the classes are aligned and order of running. It is up to the individual competitor to be aware of the local race program.
2. Each competitor is responsible for ensuring they are placed into the proper class. Any disputes can be made with the registration officers and their decision is final according to their sanctioned event.
3. Only one competitor per bike / car per class. No switching drivers / riders unless it has been approved by the race co-coordinating officials by means of satisfying the competitor is unable to compete and be of valid nature. The replacement must have attended the riders brief and a release form has been completed. If a competitor swap is initiated and not reported to the Race Director, the entry will be eliminated automatically from the event. There is only to be one entry per class, no double entries in any classes.

4. Any competitors in any modified classes must be over the age of 16. Any competitor under this age can only compete in motor cross classes.
5. All competitors except moto x classes will run in rounds.

REGISTRATION
1. All bikes / vehicles and all competitors must be registered before any pass down the track is made.
2. A properly signed minor release form must be completed and signed by both the competitor and guardian for any competitor under 18 years of age.
3. A competitor may enter more than one class but only on different vehicles / bikes.
4. All riders must wear an Australian Standard approved helmet with chin strap in place.
5. All riders must wear long pants and shoes that cover the foot completely.
6. Eye protection is mandatory in all brackets. Goggles, approved safety glasses, or full factory windshields. Eyeglasses and sunglasses are not sufficient on their own they must be covered with goggles, approved safety glasses, or full factory windshield on an approved helmet.
7. Drivers / Riders may not consume alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs / substances while in competition.
8. Registered drivers / riders must display their numbers at the front of their vehicle, the number must be visible whilst rider / driver are on the vehicle / bike.
9. All modified classes (all those other than Moto x classes) must be at least 16 years of age and possess a driver’s license.
10. All vehicles / bikes must have passed scruiteneering before any passes are made.
11. Any drivers / riders competiting for the first time on new bike / vehicle must make a minimum of two strong passes who will be watched by race director and then determined if allowed to compete.
12. After passing scruiteneering the “inspection check list” section of the registration form will be completed by a trained inspector, then you can complete your details and the registration process.

RACE PROCEDURES FOR TRACK, PIT AND STAGING AREAS
ALL VEHICLES & BIKES MUST PASS TECHNICAL INSPECTION BEFORE ANY RUNS ARE MADE
1. There is no pit riding – speed limit is 10 km/ph or walking pace in any other area other than the track.
2. It is the rider / driver’s responsibility to keep his vehicle / bike legal and correctly classed at all times. If a vehicle / bike passes scruiteneering inspection it is not automatically declared legal.
3. All bikes must have a positive kill switch within reach of the rider. All classes besides Moto x must have a positive ignition cutoff switch attached to the rider with a lanyard (deadman switch) and must eliminate all power sources (fuel pumps etc.) when un plugged. It must be attached to the rider at all times whilst engine is running.

4. All vehicles must have a power shut – off switch on rear of vehicle is mandatory.
5. Time between rounds will be set by the event director.
6. The pre-stage area will be a designated 10 meters before the start line by means of flags or marker cones.
All machine classes will be called to the start by the announcer. Only one call is required. Five minutes after the first call, any machine not appearing in the staging area will be subject to disqualification, unless you have previously notified the race co-coordinator and have been allowed appropriate time.
It is the competitor’s responsibility to be around the staging area when his / her class is to be run, and to have their bike / vehicle ready to run when called upon.
When around the staging area the rider / driver or crew members must remain close to their machine at all times, and be ready to pull forward into the marked pre staging area when asked to do so. If a vehicle fails to start there will be only a 30 second grace period. After the grace period expires, the other competitor will be sent to the starting line. The running competitor will be given the green light as soon as they are staged, regardless if the other car / bike fires or not. If both competitors fire and move out towards the track and one racer stalls, that racer will be given 30 seconds to re-fire and be at the starting line. If the racer that stalled cannot make the 30 second time to the start line that racer will be disqualified. This will eliminate the slow pre – staging competitor to build heat while the other competitor over heats. This scenario would only apply to a competitor who loses fire after starting and pulling onto the track.
All competitors must line up straight with the strip when making a run. No angled starts.
No equipment, batteries, tools, or trailers may be left in the staging area.
7. In the case of competitors jumping the starting lights the competitor breaking the red light first will be disqualified. If both riders break out, the competitor breaking out the least will be the declared winner. If both riders break out the same amount, the first to the finish will be declared the winner.
8. Any vehicle crossing the center line is automatically disqualified and is mandatory to back off and return to their side of the track as they are already disqualified.
This also applies to any portion of the tyre touches the outer edges of the track, contact with any barriers or any track fixtures such as timing and starting equipment and boundary marker cones in place.
9. If you are experiencing mechanical difficulties please notify the race co-coordinator and we will allow an appropriate amount of time, until the next round to catch up your races.
10. If you have entered the staging lanes and staged up and then experience mechanical difficulties you are disqualified from that race and upon informing the race co-coordinator you will be allowed additional time. Failing to inform the race co-coordinator will eliminate you from any up coming races as they arise until you can compete again.
11. In cases where both opponents in a race should have mechanical difficulties every effort will be made to determine a winner and a loser of the contest. If possible time will be allowed to fix the problems and re-run the race if one competitor cannot compete again he will lose that race.
12. No re-fuelling is permitted once the engine has been started for a competitive run.
13. In the event of odd numbers, depending on the race system used for that meet they will run a bye run. The bye run must still be run and will be subject to disqualification for crossing the centre line and for going out of bounds. This rule also applies to a legal single (single racer whose opponent couldn’t run)
14. All contestants must back off power at the end of the race strip and keep their speed to a minimum on the return road and the pit area. Violation will result in disqualification.
15. Quads will be permitted to be utilized for transportation to and from the track, other than as a “tow vehicle”. There is NO playing on the drag strip track and race competitors will have right of way at all times. Please be respectful of those around you.
16. There will be a maximum of two crew members of any bike / vehicle allowed in the staging area at any one time.
17. Every reasonable effort to maintain the racing surface to a reasonable condition will be taken. It is the option of the racer to race or not.
If the racer chooses not to race he / she will loose that race, but will not be disqualified from any further competition if there is races remaining for the individual.
18. Track officials reserve the right to change or modify the race structure or schedule at any time including prior to the start of the races.
19. Should any situation occur that is not covered by one of the above rules and regulations, track officials may make the appropriate decision. Track official’s decision is final.
20. These rules and regulations are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants or spectators. These rules express no implied warranty or safety in any way.

COMPETITOR’S BRIEFING
It is mandatory that ALL competitors attend the Riders Briefing. If participants do not attend the briefing, it will be at the discretion of the Race Directors to suspend racing privileges for that day. Riders Briefing will be conducted before the start of racing and when all competitors have registered and completed release forms.

MOTOR BIKE / VEHICLE INSPECTIONS
1. All entries running in ASDA sanctioned competition must be thoroughly inspected at least once a year. The inspection will include safety equipment, frame construction, class requirements etc. A certificate of inspection will be issued for the entry upon compliance with all the rules for that year. Every entry must be inspected before it is run. If any structural changes are made, it must be re-inspected.
2. After bike / vehicle has been inspected; any altering or modifications to chassis or frame must be re-inspected before it is allowed to run. This is your responsibility.
3. To inspect bike / vehicle properly, you must refer to Safety Requirements for your class.
4. Bike / vehicle inspectors shall be trained and accredited to do so. A time schedule and a designated place will be assigned at each race event for inspections of race bikes and vehicles. They will fill in the required paper work on the competitor’s registration form before the competitor can complete the registration process.
5. An inspector will never be allowed to inspect his / her own bike / vehicle or any bike / vehicle which he / she has a vested interest.
6. When building a custom bike for sand drags you can contact the ASDA and request your nearest scruiteneer to ask any questions and any recommendations that you may need to meet the requirements necessary prior to race meeting.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Because of the wide variety and diversity of the types of vehicles / bikes that we have in sand drag racing, it is hard to describe and mandate specific rules for each bike and vehicle. We have made the rules as broad as we can to cover all vehicles and bikes in competition, however every once in a while innovative people come up with something new. Anything not covered by the rules will be dealt with on an individual basis, to the best of our ability. It is solely the responsibility of the competitor to comply with these rules. It is not the Australian Sand Drag Association, the event officials or your crew’s responsibility to protect you. It’s your life, protect it. Safety is extremely important !

CLASS REQUIREMENTS:

SAFETY RULES FOR ALL MOTO X CLASSES
1. BRAKES
All machines must have operational brakes capable of stopping in a reasonably safe distance. Drilling of brake components as to not weaken unit permitted.
2. CONTROLS
Foot pegs are required and must be able to support feet.
Foot pegs must fold upwards incase of incident they are to fold inwards.
All hand and foot controls must remain stock.
3. KILL SWITCH
All bikes must have a positive kill switch within reach of the rider.
4. THROTTLE
All throttles must have a return spring attached directly to the carburetor and must return to a fully closed position under all circumstances.
All bikes must have a SNAP – BACK throttle return.
5. BATTERY
All batteries must be securely bolted down.
6. FUEL
All fuel lines must remain stock.
7. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
All riders are required to wear long pants and shoes that cover the whole foot. No sneakers or street shoes.
Kid’s classes must wear protective chest plate and proper approved motorbike boots.
8. HELMETS AND GOGGLES
Australian standard approved helmets are required for all competitors. Full-face shields or shatterproof goggles are required for all riders. Sunglasses or eyeglasses are not considered protection.
9. FRAMES AND STRUCTURES
The only modifications that can be made to any Moto x bike is the swing arm. The modifications must be adequately welded. The quality of the weld will be visually inspected. Excessive grinding of welds is not permitted.
All modifications to swing arm will be visually inspected.
10. SEATING
Rider’s seats must remain a stock item and be bolted or securely mounted to bike.
11. TYRES AND WHEELS
Only Australian approved or D.O.T paddle and knobby tread tyres are accepted and any additions to tyres must be vulcanized rubber.
No other tyre or additions are allowed.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL MODIFIED BIKE CLASSES
1. BRAKES:
All machines must have operational brakes capable of stopping in a reasonably safe distance. Drilling of brake components as to not weaken unit permitted.
2. CHAIN AND / OR BELT GUARDS:
All machines must have a Full guard to cover the chain and sprocket and / or belt. The clutch assembly must have at least half of the side surface covered. The guards must be steel or c”aluminium unless otherwise stock equipped and firmly mounted. Fiberglass or plastic fenders do not constitute a chain guard. Or the chain in a position where it cannot reach the operator. Or at the discretion of the scruiteneering committee based on speed and type of bike.
3. CONTROLS:
Any shifter that can be operated from the foot location with the foot on the peg will be permitted. Air shifters are also allowed. Brake controls must remain stock. Hand operation of the foot shifter not permitted. Both hands must remain on the handlebars at all times
4. DEAD MANS SWITCH:
Mandatory in all modified bike classes.
All bikes must have a positive kill switch within reach of the rider.
All bikes must have a positive ignition cutoff switch attached to the rider with a lanyard (deadman switch) and must eliminate all power sources (fuel pumps etc) when un plugged.
It must be attached to the rider at all times whilst engine is running.
5. THROTTLE
All throttles must have a return spring attached directly to the carburetor or injector throttle arm and must return to a fully closed position under all circumstances. No hydraulic or foot throttles allowed.
All machines must have a SNAP – BACK throttle return.
6. BATTERIES
All batteries must be securely bolted down.
7. FOOTPEGS:
Foot pegs are required or foot rest must be able to support feet.
8. FUEL
Fuel lines must be proper fuel line and recommended to be shielded and best as possible, eg. Fixed at certain points to avoid getting caught.
Tanks have proper mounting and over flow tube.

9. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:
Required long pants and shoes that cover the whole foot. No sneakers or street shoes.
10. HELMETS AND EYE PROTECTION
Australian standard approved helmets are required for all competitors. Full face shields or shatterproof goggles are required for all riders. Sunglasses or eyeglasses are not considered protection.
11. FRAMES & STRUCTURES
All frames should be either standard or made from mild steel, aluminium, or chromoly with gussets that support the frame from longitude and latitude movements.
Frames and welds will be visually inspected and the quality of the welds. Excessive grinding of welds is not permitted.
12. SEATING
Rider’s seats must be bolted or securely mounted to bike.
13. TYRES AND WHEELS
Only Australian approved or D.O.T paddle and knobby tread tyres are accepted and any additions to tyres must be vulcanized rubber. Strictly no bolts, chains or any other materials accepted.
No road bike tyres allowed.
No dual paddle tyres are permitted at any ASDA sanctioned event.
14. NOS
Emergency shut offs must be installed for all nos systems.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR MODIFIED VEHICLES
1. ARM RESTRAINTS
Arm restraints are recommended for all classes that are driven. All arm restraints must be worn and adjusted in such a manner that the driver’s arms or hands cannot extend outside the roll cage.

2. BATTERIES
It is mandatory that all batteries must be of sealed battery type.
All batteries must be securely bolted down. Any battery in the driver’s compartment, or where the driver is not protected by a firewall, must have a cover sufficient to keep the battery off the driver or approved battery box. Inner tubes and rubber straps are prohibited.
Battery shut-off switches should be located in the rear of the vehicle in case of emergency. This allows crew or track personnel to shut vehicle and all electrical components off in the event of a fire or crash. It should be located on the positive side of the battery and kill the engine when turned off and clearly labeled.
3. BRAKES
All vehicles must be equipped with four functional axle brakes, or one large functional brake if mounted on live axle. No go – cart brakes. No excessive lightening or drilling of brake components is allowed.
4. CHAIN GUARDS
All chain-driven vehicles must have a 180-degree guard if other than factory components are used, or if any motor location has been altered. A vehicle guard must be 3/16 – inch steel or ¼ inch aluminium minimum. A vehicle must have a guard that will prevent any part of the driver’s body, clothing or boots from contacting with the chain or sprockets. Bodywork is not considered as a chain guard.
5. CLOTHING
Required long pants and shoes that cover the whole foot. No sneakers or street shoes.
All vehicles considered extreme are recommended to have a full fire suit (jacket, pants and gloves). Jacket and pants must be minimum nomex 2 layer fire suit or rated at an appropriate SFI standard.
6. DRIVELINE LOOPS AND SHIELDS
All vehicles shall have a minimum 1/8 inch by 1 inch flat steel or 1 “ diameter round tube driveline loops on the front joint or each shaft.
Any floor mounted automatic transmission shifters, which shift towards reverse must be equipped with a positive reverse lockout device to prevent the shifter from accidentally being put into reverse gear. A spring loaded device is mandatory.
All vehicles must have a working reverse gear.
7. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
All vehicles are recommended to carry a full dry chemical fire extinguisher, with a securely mounted quick release type mounting. No tape. Extinguishers are also recommended for all other vehicles or support vehicles.
8. FLOORBOARDS & FIREWALLS
Flooring is mandatory on all vehicles where it is necessary to keep the drivers feet within the frame. Flooring may be made of securely mounted aluminium, expanded metal, steel or screen. No fabric or netting is allowed. Firewalls are recommended and made of metallic, non – flammable material. They may be altered, but must separate driver from engine.
9. FUEL
Fuel lines should be made of steel, steel braid or other metallic material. Rubber fuel lines should be avoided in all circumstances. Fuel tanks must be sealed from the driver’s compartment with a non - flammable material, or positioned at the rear of the vehicle. If outside frame, it should be protected by a fabricated steel structure to keep the tank from rupturing if impacted. Fuel tank or cell must be safely and securely mounted.
10. FUEL SHUT-OFF
A fuel shut –off switch is required on all vehicles fitted with an electric fuel pump or pressurized fuel system. This shut off must be plainly marked and easily accessible to the driver while in normal sitting position, and without having to unfasten seat belts and or harness, and to persons outside the vehicle.
11. HELMETS AND EYE PROTECTION
Australian standard approved helmets are required for all competitors. Full face shield or shatterproof goggles are required for all open vehicles. Sunglasses or eyeglasses are not considered protection.
12. KILL SWITCH
All vehicles must have a plainly marked kill switch that is easily accessible to the driver or persons outside the vehicle. A deadman’s switch must also be fitted that will turn the engine and all pumps etc off and accessible to the driver when harnessed in vehicle.
13. ROLL BARS & CAGE
Roll bars and cage will be visually inspected. Due to different requirements and designs of the frames, we will not be specific for weight of the vehicle and speed of the vehicle. However, we will not accept anything smaller than 1-inch .095 mild steel or chromoly for the main frame.
Square tubing is not permitted.
The top four corners of the cage must be rounded. No welded tube corners will be allowed.
No threaded pipe or threaded joints of any kind are permitted.
Roll cage must be braced to prevent lateral and longitudinal movement.
Roll cages must be designed to protect the drivers head and torso from any angle.
Roll cages must have at least two d’ steel bolts per leg or welded to frame. All cars shall be required to have the roll cage attached to the chassis where there is one.
Roll bar padding is required in all classes where the driver’s helmet may contact the roll cage in the event of a crash.
It is recommended that all vehicles have at least one diagonal bar (preferably full “X” brace) located behind the driver.
Any attached bonnets must be fastened with a steel wire cable and approved clips.
14. SEATING
Driver’s seats must be bolted or securely mounted to vehicle. Back bracing required.

15. SCATTERSHIELDS
Vehicles must have an approved 360 degree bell housing or other approved device.
16. SEATBELTS & SHOULDER HARNESS
All vehicles that are driven in a driver’s compartment or area are required to have a quick release – type safety belts and shoulder harness (5- way belts minimum). Arm restraints are strongly suggested. Belts must be fastened to the frame or roll cage with hardened steel bolts. All belt fittings must pull in a direct line with predetermined impact. Under no circumstances are the belts to be mounted with a bolt through the webbing.
17. STARTERS
All vehicles with automatic transmissions are required to have a neutral safety switch or similar device, which prevents the vehicle starting in gear.
18. TAILLIGHTS
If racing after sun down it is recommended vehicles be equipped with a light on the rear that is visible from 350 feet.
19. THROTTLE
All throttles must have return springs attached directly to the carburetor or injector throttle arm and must return to a fully closed position under all circumstances. No hydraulic throttles allowed.
20. TYRES AND WHEELS
Other than stock tyres or sand approved tyres on front of vehicle, only approved D.O.T paddle tyres are acceptable and any additions to tyres must be vulcanized rubber on the back of vehicle. No vehicle may have more than one tyre and wheel at each location. No dual paddle tyre vehicles are permitted at any ASDA sanctioned event.
21. WELDS
All frames and roll cages must be adequately welded. The quality of the weld will be visually inspected. Excessive grinding of welds is not permitted.
22. WHEELIE BARS
Required at the discretion of the race director if vehicle if any vehicle is exhibiting big wheel stands will be required to have a wheelie bar. Excessive wheelies are a rule infraction and are subject to disqualification. The wheelie bar must support the weight of the vehicle and driver when jacked up by the wheelie bar. Four bar construction is highly recommended.
23. NOS
Emergency shut offs installed for all nos systems.
DRAG STRIP
1. Length of the Eastern standard drag strip shall be 120 metres as measured with a measuring tape and or wheel on both sides of the track. Width of lanes may be a minimum of ___ meters. Mandatory minimum safety zone shall be ____ meters at the start line and ___ meters at the finish line on each side of the strip. Shut down area is to be extended ___ meters beyond the finish line.
Exceptions: All tracks sanctioned before 1984 should be allowed to hold races if they cannot change their grounds due to circumstances beyond their control.
2. Spectators should be kept a safe distance from pit area and race track restraints. A safety barrier must be provided sufficiently to prevent spectators from entering race track.
This can be in the form of a tyre wall, guard rails, or dirt banks along track side and then bunting or fenced area behind that to restrain spectators.
3. If a starter is used, a safety barrier must be provided to keep the starter from being hit by objects thrown by competitors.
4. The finish line must be plainly marked so that the drivers can lay off without going out of the shut down area.

SAFETY & FIRST AID
1. A state certified or licensed emergency medical team will be on the grounds with qualified personnel in attendance during events. If this is not possible, the alternative would be first response personnel St John etc that can make call for an ambulance.
First response would be defined as a rescue vehicle equipped with life support and rescue equipment as well as state certified paramedic / emergency medical personnel with / without the ability of transformation.
2. Fire extinguishers must be posted at intervals in all competitive events. Extinguishers must have a current sticker one year or less. CO2 or dry chemical types are recommended. One fire blanket is required. There must be fire extinguishers present at start line, mid track, finish line and pit area. The start line should also have a complete multi-functional first aid kit made available to all competitors and have frequent inspections that it contains all first aid supplies including a fire blanket.
3. Attendants where fire extinguishers are posted should have adequate knowledge of the type of extinguisher to use in certain conditions and knowledge of fire blanket use.


EACH CLUB SHOULD HAVE A COMPLETE FIRST AID KIT, FIRE BLANKET & FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.
4. A stand by vehicle should be present on the grounds with suitable fire fighting equipment as a pump and water along with chemical type extinguishers and first aid kit. The safety vehicle shall be placed so they have a clear access to all competition areas.
It is also recommended the nominated safety vehicle driver be familiar with the competitor’s bikes / vehicles and location of their safety cut off switches in case of emergency.
5. Water will be next to the track for all events in strategic locations in case of battery acid spills.
6. All accidents should be reported to the race director and file an incident report. This report will be filed by the club sanctioning person and the two sanctioning people assigned to the race.

RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER
No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from the publication of or the compliance with these rules and / or regulations. This set of rules and regulations is intended as a guide for conduct of this sport and all contestants participate at their own risk. By paying admission and / or entry fees, the contestant and / or guardian acknowledge and accept full responsibility for any consequences that may arise, and hold harmless the Australian Sand Drag Association.