2018 WTC Series General Rules
 
The ProTruck Series and 375 Pro Sportsman Series are owned and operated by WTC, 2350 North Andover Road, 
North Andover Ma. 01845. ProTruck Series Rules are a guideline for the orderly conduct, and minimum requirements for participation. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from from publications of, or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. There is no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, officials, or any other individual involved.

All participants apply for acceptance to any WTC event. By applying you are acknowledging that WTC represents all of your interests pertaining to that event and racing in general. Competitors agree to be bound by any and all decisions made by WTC's management, which decisions shall be final and without recourse or appeal.

WTC, The ProTruck Series and the 375 Pro Sportsman Series  are dedicated to fair and equal competition. These are guidelines subject to change if the competitive balance cannot be maintained.

WTC posted awards are based primarily on race track agreements.   WTC is responsible for the distribution of the purse as described in the entry blank. In the event that the sanctioning fee is unable to be collected ( ex: track bankruptcy), WTC will pursue those funds, but ultimately is not responsible for payment until those funds are collected.

Certain contingency and or bonus awards require usage of that product and display of sticker during the event in order to receive payment. Some contingency and or bonus awards are paid directly by the provider. WTC cannot assure payment for contingency or bonus awards.

WTC officials are for the most part volunteers. Some may be paid a small stipend. Please treat them with respect. Individuals that cannot conduct themselves properly will be banned. Their competition license will be revoked.
Competition director Marshall Hurley is available by text, and will make time for calls.  He will discuss any issue but please wait atleast 24 hours after the event has concluded.. Please do not approach officials at race events over rulings. 

 
Everyone involved with the race team, must become a WTC member. At WTC events, no work on race trucks is allowed permitted except by WTC members.  Only properly registered team members will be allowed to speak with WTC officials about any WTC business including competition matters. WTC members must be an official, sponsor or affiliated with a car.
The Driver/and Owner are responsible for the payment of all fines, and the actions of the team or any affiliated team member.
Fines may be deducted from team or points funds payouts.

Drivers / and or owners are independent contractors. and assume full responsibility for all charges, premiums, and taxes payable on any funds received from WTC.

 
There is not a minimum age requirement.   Participation eligibility will be considered on an individual basis for any and all under 18 .  Approval is at the sole desertion of WTC.
 
All race teams must have a properly registered owner, driver , crew chief and spotter as detailed in the events offical entry.
If the aforementioned are one in the same,  (IE: owner/driver,) 2 separate registrations are still required.

Fees including race entry fees are non-refundable.

 
The ProTruck Series and the 375 Pro Sportsman Series are touring series. As such, WTC ProTruck Officials, Drivers, Team Owners, and team  members are subject to all conduct rules of any race or appearance venue. Team owners and drivers apply for our events, and are accepted. Teams, or team members may have acceptance revoked without explanation or reason.  Teams that conduct themselves in an unacceptable manner will have acceptance to that event revoked. Further action is at the sole discretion of WTC officials
 
RaceProcedure
 
  • Driver Substitutions/ Back up Race Vehicles
    • All drivers must practice their race vehicle.
    • Rookie drivers must qualify their own race vehicle
    • Driver substitutions require that truck to start at the rear of the field
    • Back-up trucks are allowed: Must be inspected and must start at the rear of the field
  • Starting Positions
    • Will be determined by heat races, time trial, practice times, points, and/or random draw.
    • Guaranteed starting positions may be offered at the WTC official's discretion
    • Qualifying procedures will be posted prior to the race event.
    • Once race line-ups are posted, any changes will result in that line moving forward.
  • Race Interruptions
    • When events are interrupted, for any reason including safety and weather, the field will be frozen in the order of the last completed lap. If a race is stopped,
    • WTC officials will make every attempt to run all events through completion.
      Should an event ultimately be cancelled, WTC  management will work with the venue involved. It will be up to  the  discretion of the WTC management to continue the race, or cancel.
  • Hazardous race vehicles
    • Any trucks deemed hazardous will be black flagged
    • Any truck that spins 3 times during a race will be black flagged
  • Avoidable Contact
    • Over aggressive driving will not be tolerated
    • A/B Contact Rule: If two race vehicles have contact and one spins or has a significant incident (wall contact, major damage etc.) and a caution results, both vehicles will be placed to the rear of the field.
      • This penalty may be enforced post race  
    • Intentional contact may result in immediate action including black flags and disqualification
    • Warning: Don't put yourself in a position to be judged.
      The avoidable contact rule is enforced at the sole discretion of WTC officials.
  • Starts/Restarts
    • Start and restart rules will be determined at each venue
    • If the leader takes the white flag, the next flag ends the race.
  • Transponders
    • Each race vehicle must have a transponder (AMB Brand)
    • Transponders must be operational at anytime the race vehicle is on the race surface.
    • Mounting
      • Trucks
        • Transponder must be installed on the right rear frame rail, 12 inches rear of the rear axel centerline.
      • Cars
        • It must be mounted on a bracket inside frame rails
        • The center of the transponder must be six (6) inches back from the rear edge of the rear end tube
        • The bottom most part of the transponder should not be below the bottom most part of frame.
        • Transponder must be mounted in a direct horizontal plane to the ground with label side down and lights point towards the front or rear of the car.
        • The clearance from the racetrack to the bottom of the transponder should be as close to a maximum of twelve (12) inches as possible.
  • Inspection
    • All trucks must be inspected prior to going on to the track surface
    • All entry information must be complete before going on the track surface.
  • Appeals:
    • There are none. By applying for a WTC event you agree to abide by all rules and decisions without recourse.

    Warning: All of us know how to conduct ourselves properly. From time to time there may be differences of opinion. Competitors must understand we represent sponsors and provide entertainment. There is no room for any abusive behavior. Please hold discussions for private meeting and communication during the following week. Those that cannot conduct themselves properly will be removed and not accepted for future events. 
     

  • Exit Realty Challenge ProTruck Championship 
    • Hoosier Tires East is the sponsor of the 2019 points Championships
    • Tires Options
      • Trucks must present a 2016/17/18/19 receipt from Hoosier Tires East
        • Receipt must include serial number of tires
        • Receipt must designate purchase as ProTruck Series Tires
        • A copy of the receipt must be submitted at time of inspection if requested
    • Points System
      • 75 for 1st place. Points decrease by 2 per position
      • There is 1 bonus point for winning.
      • There is 1 bonus point for officially leading a lap.
      • There is 1 bonus point for officially leading the most laps
      • Bonus point will be paid in heat races
        • 1st place 5 points
        • 2nd place 4 points
        • 3rd place 3 points
        • 4th place 2 points
        • 5th place 1 point
           
    • Championship positions 1 thru 4 - the Chase
      • Drivers must participate in all of the races to be eligible for the 2018 points fund / awards
        • Drivers may apply for a waiver of this rule for individual events.  Waivers will be considered on an individual basis.
    • Positions will be decided by combination of wins first, and then  points accumulated throughout the season through the race prior to Thompson Speedway's 2018 World Series.
      • In the event of a tie, the tie breaker will be determined by the following
        • number of second place finishes, then 3rd, then 4th etc:
    • The Chase
      • The Chase will be decided in the last race of the Championship season for the ProTrucks at Thompson Speedway
      • The order of finish by the Chase qualified drivers and Wild Card driver is the final order of the top 4 in Championship points
      • In the event that the last race of the season is cancelled, first through fourth place in Championship points will remain and be awarded to the teams by their Chase qualified positions.
         
    • Final point standings for non-chase drivers
      • The non-chase drivers final standings are to be determined by points only.
         
    • Points fund
      • The points fund is the combination of  Hoosier Tire East's contribution and Tire surcharge funds.
      • The points fund payout will be distributed between banquet awards, the Chase Drivers and 5th place in points.
      • The Championship distribution will be       40%, 25%, 20%, 10%, 5%   
      • Attendance at the awards banquet is required to be eligible for points payouts.
         
  • 2019 Pro Truck Series Contingency Programs
    • Winners Circle Plan A
      •  The 4 Chase Drivers  form 2018 may be offered a guaranteed $150.00 minimum for any event competed in for the 2018 Championship Season.  By accepting the offer that team is committing to the entire WTC ProTruck Season.
        • Truck must display the series decal
        • Requires 100% season participation. In the event a team does not attempt to qualify for a WTC ProTruck Series event, all benefits offered by the Winners Circle Contingency program cease for the season. Funds paid in excess of actual winnings may be deducted from post season awards
           
    • Winners Circle Plan B
      • Drivers that completed 100% of the races in 2018 will be guaranteed $100.00 minimum for any event competed in for the  2019 Championship Season
      • Truck must display the series decal
      • Requires 100% season participation. In the event a team does not attempt to qualify for a WTC ProTruck Series event, all benefits offered by the Winners Circle Contingency program cease for the season. Funds paid in excess of actual winnings may be deducted from post season awards.
         
    • Divisional top performer
      • The highest finishing driver in each division , A/B, C, D,S will be guaranteed a minimum of  $250.00 for competing. 
      • Requires 100% season participation. In the event a team does not attempt to qualify for a WTC ProTruck Series event, all benefits offered by the Winners Circle Contingency program cease for the season. Funds paid in excess of actual winnings may be deducted from post season awards.
         
  • Exit Realty Challenge 375 Pro Sportsman Championship 
    • American Racer Tires is the sponsor of the 2019 points Championships
    • Tires Options
      • Trucks must present a 2016/17/18/19 receipt from American Racer Tires
        • Receipt must include serial number of tires
        • Receipt must designate purchase as 375 Pro Sportsman
        • A copy of the receipt must be submitted at time of inspection if requested
    • Points System
      • 75 for 1st place. Points decrease by 2 per position
      • There is 1 bonus point for winning.
      • There is 1 bonus point for officially leading a lap.
      • There is 1 bonus point for officially leading the most laps
      • Bonus point will be paid in heat races
        • 1st place 5 points
        • 2nd place 4 points
        • 3rd place 3 points
        • 4th place 2 points
        • 5th place 1 point
           
    • Championship positions 1 thru 4 - the Chase
      • Drivers must participate in all of the races to be eligible for the 2018 points fund / awards
        • Drivers may apply for a waiver of this rule for individual events.  Waivers will be considered on an individual basis.
    • Positions will be decided by combination of wins first, and then points accumulated throughout the season through the race prior to the Finale at the Waterford SpeedBowl 
      • In the event of a tie, the tie breaker will be determined by the following
        • number of second place finishes, then 3rd, then 4th etc:
    • The Chase
      • The Chase will be decided in the last race of the Championship season for the 375 Pro Sportsman the Waterford SpeedBowl 
      • The order of finish by the Chase qualified drivers and Wild Card driver is the final order of the top 4 in Championship points
      • In the event that the last race of the season is cancelled, first through fourth place in Championship points will remain and be awarded to the teams by their Chase qualified positions.
         
    • Final point standings for non-chase drivers
      • The non-chase drivers final standings are to be determined by points only.
         
    • Points fund
      • The points fund is the combination of  American Racer's contribution and Tire surcharge funds.
      • The points fund payout will be distributed between banquet awards, the Chase Drivers and 5th place in points. You must have purchased AR970's at some point during the season to be eligible for the cash portion of season ending awards.
      • The Championship distribution will be       40%, 25%, 20%, 10%, 5%   
      • Attendance at the awards banquet is required to be eligible for points payouts.
         
  • 2019 375 Pro Sportsman Contingency Programs
    • Winners Circle Plan A
      •  The 4 Chase Drivers  form 2018 may be offered a guaranteed $150.00 minimum for any event competed in for the 2019 Championship Season.  By accepting the offer that team is committing to the entire WTC 375 Pro sportsman Season.
        • Cars must display the series decal
        • Requires 100% season participation. In the event a team does not attempt to qualify for a WTC ProTruck Series event, all benefits offered by the Winners Circle Contingency program cease for the season. Funds paid in excess of actual winnings may be deducted from post season awards
    • Winners Circle Plan B
      • Drivers that completed 100% of the races in 2019 will be guaranteed $100.00 minimum for any event competed in for the  2020 Championship Season
      • Cars must display the series decal
      • Requires 100% season participation. In the event a team does not attempt to qualify for a WTC 375 Pro SPortssman Series event, all benefits offered by the Winners Circle Contingency program cease for the season. Funds paid in excess of actual winnings may be deducted from post season awards.
         

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  • Special Rules for all series
    • The WTC ProTruck / 375 Pro Sportsman Rules are presented as a guideline.
    • It is impractical and impossible to list all modifications, or infractions.
    • If a guideline does not accomplish its intent, we reserve the right to modify/add to that guideline without notice.
    • WTC reserves the right to modify,  delete, amend or update these guidelines.
    • The WTC interpretation is the official interpretation of any guideline or rules
    • By applying for any WTC event you are agreeing to abide by any and all WTC rulings pertaining to any issue connected to that event. The competitor's only recourse is to withdraw from that event or future events.