The Rules are effective upon the date of publication by the World Racing Group for any division and/or event, regardless of when a Competitor receives actual notice. “Date of Publication” of the Rules or any amendments thereto is the earliest of distribution from World Racing Group headquarters and/or release to the press.
The World Racing Group rules may be amended by publication of an amendment in a bulletin or during series drivers’ meetings and/or competitor meetings pursuant to the authority of World Racing Group officials. An amendment is effective upon the date of the publication, regardless when a competitor receives the actual bulletin.
World Racing Group issues various rulebooks, each of which includes in its title reference to a particular World Racing Group sanctioned series or type of event. The rules in each Rule Book are applicable to the Series and/or type of Event set in the title of that Rule Book.
Interpretation and Application
If there is a disagreement or dispute regarding the meaning or application of the rules, the interpretation and application of the Officials at the event will prevail.
Principal Rule of Interpretation and Application
The rules are intended to ensure that sanctioned events are conducted in a manner that is as fair as possible for all competitors, consistent with prompt finality in competition results. On occasion, circumstances will be presented that are either unforeseen and/or otherwise extraordinary, in which strict WRG rules may not achieve this goal. In such rare circumstances, the Officials, as a practical matter, may make a determination regarding the conduct of an event, the eligibility of a Competitor or similar matters that are not contemplated by or are inconsistent with the World Racing Group rules, in order to achieve this goal. From time-to-time in particular rules, Official Entry Blanks, Bulletins and elsewhere, World Racing Group may use the term “EIRI” meaning “Except in Rare Instances” to indicate the likelihood that such a determination may be made.
Finality of Interpretation and Application
The interpretation and application of the Rules by Officials at the event shall be final and non-appealable, except as provided in Chapter 1 Section 9 of the rulebook herein. ALL MEMBERS, INCLUDING COMPETITORS AND OFFICIALS, EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT DETERMINATIONS BY WORLD RACING GROUP OFFICIALS AS THE APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES ARE NON LITIGABLE, AND THEY COVENANT THAT WILL NOT INITIATE OR MAINTAIN LITIGATION OF ANY KIND AGAINST THE WORLD RACING GROUP OR ANYONE ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE WORLD RACING GROUP, TO REVERSE OR MODIFY SUCH DETERMINATIONS OR TO RECOVER DAMAGES OR TO SEEK ANY OTHER KIND OF RELIEF AS A RESULT OF SUCH DETERMINATIONS, UNLESS THE OFFICIALS MADE SUCH DETERMINATIONS FOR NO PURPOSE OTHER THAN A BAD FAITH INTENT TO HARM OR CAUSE ECONOMIC LOSS TO THE MEMBER, COMPETITOR OR OFFICIAL. IF THE MEMBER, COMPETITOR OR OFFICIAL INITIATES OR MAINTAINS LITIGATION IN VIOLATION OF THE COVENANT, THAT MEMBER, COMPETITOR OR OFFICAL AGREES TO REIMBURSE WORLD RACING GROUP FOR THE COSTS OF SUCH LITIGATION, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES. EACH MEMBER, COMPETITOR OR OFFICIAL FURTHER COVENANTS THAT IN ANY LITIGATION BROUGHT AGAINST WORLD RACING GROUP FOR ANY REASON, IF THE LITIGATION IS NOT DISMISSED PURSUANT TO THIS COVENANT THE MATTER WILL BE TRIED BEFORE A JUDGE OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION AND HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN SUCH ACTION.
Special rules may be made by the World Racing Group Officials for an event. Such special rules shall apply to the conduct of the event if they are published or announced prior to or during the event by means of Bulletin, newsletter, telephone, electronic distribution and/or pre-race meeting.
Product Approval Policy
Any new components, including engine components, body designs, frame designs and/or components of any type utilized in competition must be approved by World Racing Group and/or DIRTcar Supervisory Official prior to being introduced into competition.
- Any manufacturer seeking approval of parts or components must contact the series technical director for the approval process.
- The manufacturer will be notified of the decision.
- Submitted part(s) may not be introduced into competition prior to WRG Approval Notification.