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Protest Rules
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A.M.R.A. PROTEST RULES 2015

Jan 1, 2015

 

1)    Contestant Protest Forms and envelopes will be supplied by the A.M.R.A. at the Vehicle Registration desk. Contestant Protest must be filed in writing to an A.M.R.A. Official with protest fees paid in CASH at the Vehicle Registration desk before the protesting party has been double eliminated.

 

2)    Each driver/racer is responsible for knowing what specific equipment is on their race vehicle.

 

3)    Protesting party must be a member of the A.M.R.A. prior to the event in order to protest.  All protests must be filed by the member driver and must have a vehicle participating in the class at the event. An A.M.R.A. member can protest a member or non-member. A non-member cannot protest.

 

4)    Contestant Protest may be filed prior to start of class eliminations at the specific event. Contestant protests will not be accepted once a protesting party has been double eliminated at the specific event.

 

5)     Once class eliminations start - only a loser, in either the 1st or 2nd elimination rounds, may protest any winner.

 

6)     During a protest, it is vehicle owner’s responsibility to tear down any portion of that vehicle under protest or to have the weight checked. This will be done under tech official’s supervision.  Refusing a tear down or refusing to have the weight checked will result in a forfeit of all points, winnings, and a minimum of at least one year (12 consecutive months) of suspension from any A.M.R.A. points races.

a)     All vehicle owners will be responsible for their behavior as well as anyone representing that vehicle during the protest procedure.

b)     Any interference from other race team members during or after inspections can result in disqualification of their team. 

 

7)     All protest findings will be presented to the A.M.R.A. Board.  The A.M.R.A. Board reserves all rights, at it’s sole discretion, to determine whether or not any infractions were found and whether or not they are minor or major infractions. If found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations, the AMRA Board has the right to fine and/or suspend the entire race team, all winnings, and points.

a)     STOCK, SUPER STOCK, MODIFIED, AND SUPER MODIFIED CLASSES ONLY - Anyone found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations by cubic inch displacement will be considered a major infraction.

b)     Refusal of an official or contestant protest will be considered a major infraction.

 

8)  Contestant Protest fees are as follows: 

  • Vehicle, Engine Tear Down $750 – Protesting party responsible for supplying $750 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest. Protested party responsible for supplying $150 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest prior to any inspection.
  • If protested vehicle is found to be in compliance with the rules and regulations, protested party will receive $600 from the A.M.R.A. and the $150 protested party supplied to A.M.R.A. prior to protest inspection. $150 of the protesting parties money shall be retained by the A.M.R.A.
  • If protested vehicle is found to be in compliance with the rules and regulations, protested party will be paid $1.00 per mile to the designated area located in West Monroe, LA from the location of the protested vehicle’s shop address. Protested vehicle engine will be sealed and must be delivered to the location within 72 hours. All findings will be presented to the A.M.R.A. Board and a ruling will be given to both parties within 72 hours of receiving the report of the findings.
  • If the protested vehicle is found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations, the protesting party will be returned $750 and the A.M.R.A. will retain the $150 supplied by the protested party.
  • If protested vehicle is found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations, protested party will NOT be paid $1.00 per mile to the designated area located in West Monroe, LA from the location of the protested vehicle’s shop address.
  • Vehicle owner, mechanic, and driver of protested vehicle may be present at Tear Down along with one (1) representative for the protesting member and two (2) A.M.R.A. Board Members, along with an A.M.R.A. appointed tech man.
  • In a Tear Down protest, no one placing behind protested vehicle in that class will be paid until inspection and the A.M.R.A. Board decision is made. Decision of A.M.R.A. Board is Final.

 

  • Cubic Inch Displacement $450 – Checked by Bore and Stroke. Requires removal of intake and one (1) cylinder head.
  • Protesting party responsible for supplying $450 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest. Protested party responsible for supplying $150 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest prior to any inspection.
  • If protested vehicle is found to be in compliance with the rules and regulations, protested party will receive $300 from the A.M.R.A. and the $150 protested party supplied to A.M.R.A. prior to protest inspection. $150 of the protesting parties money shall be retained by the A.M.R.A.
  • If protested vehicle is found to be in compliance with the rules and regulations, protested party will be paid $1.00 per mile to the designated area located in West Monroe, LA from the location of the protested vehicle’s shop address. Protested vehicle engine will be sealed and must be delivered to the location within 72 hours. All findings will be presented to the A.M.R.A. Board and a ruling will be given to both parties within 72 hours of receiving the report of the findings.
  • If the protested vehicle is found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations, the protesting party will be returned $450 and the A.M.R.A. will retain the $150 supplied by the protested party.
  • If protested vehicle is found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations, protested party will NOT be paid $1.00 per mile to the designated area located in West Monroe, LA from the location of the protested vehicle’s shop address.
  • Vehicle owner, mechanic, and driver of protested vehicle may be present at Tear Down along with one (1) representative for the protesting member and two (2) A.M.R.A. Board Members, along with an A.M.R.A. appointed tech man.
  • In a Tear Down protest, no one placing behind protested vehicle in that class will be paid until inspection and the A.M.R.A. Board decision is made. Decision of A.M.R.A. Board is Final.

 

 

  • Cubic Inch Displacement $200 – Checked by P&G Gauge. Requires removal of all spark plugs and two (2) pushrods from the cylinder being tested.
  • Protesting party responsible for supplying $200 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest. Protested party responsible for supplying $50 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest prior to any inspection.
  • If protested vehicle is found to be in compliance with the rules and regulations, protested party will receive $150 from the A.M.R.A. and the $50 protested party supplied to A.M.R.A. prior to protest inspection. $50 of the protesting parties money shall be retained by the A.M.R.A.
  • If the protested vehicle is found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations, the protesting party will be returned $200 and the A.M.R.A. will retain the $50 supplied by the protested party.
  • This protest will be handled at the race facility. 

 

 

 

  • Lifter $200 – Requires removal of intake and carburetor.
  • Protesting party responsible for supplying $200 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest. Protested party responsible for supplying $50 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest prior to any inspection.
  • If protested vehicle is found to be in compliance with the rules and regulations, protested party will receive $150 from the A.M.R.A. and the $50 protested party supplied to A.M.R.A. prior to protest inspection. $50 of the protesting parties money shall be retained by the A.M.R.A.
  • If the protested vehicle is found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations, the protesting party will be returned $200 and the A.M.R.A. will retain the $50 supplied by the protested party.
  • This protest will be handled at the race facility.  

 

 

 

  • Visual Protest $200. Examples of visual protests are carburetors, which include removal of and measuring the carburetor, visual inspection of transmission and/or transfer case, visual inspection for a line loc or line loc button in classes that prohibit these items, removal of a valve cover to determine legal rocker arms and legal head casting numbers. Other items that may be considered a visual protest will be determined at the track by AMRA officials.   
  • Protesting party responsible for supplying $200 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest. Protested party responsible for supplying $50 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest prior to any inspection.
  • If protested vehicle is found to be in compliance with the rules and regulations, protested party will receive $150 from the A.M.R.A. and the $50 protested party supplied to A.M.R.A. prior to protest inspection. $50 of the protesting parties money shall be retained by the A.M.R.A.
  • If the protested vehicle is found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations, the protesting party will be returned $200 and the A.M.R.A. will retain the $50 supplied by the protested party.
  • This protest will be handled at the race facility. 

 

 

 

  • Super Modified Weight $200
  • Protesting party responsible for supplying $200 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest. Protested party responsible for supplying $50 to A.M.R.A. official in charge of protest prior to any inspection.
  • If protested vehicle is found to be in compliance with the rules and regulations, protested party will receive $150 from the A.M.R.A. and the $50 protested party supplied to A.M.R.A. prior to protest inspection. $50 of the protesting parties money shall be retained by the A.M.R.A.
  • If the protested vehicle is found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations, the protesting party will be returned $200 and the A.M.R.A. will retain the $50 supplied by the protested party.
  • This protest will be handled at the race facility. 

 

All findings will be applied to class rules and regulations as interpreted by A.M.R.A. board.

 

Official protests may be lodged at any time and at no charge to the A.M.R.A.

 

9) If a vehicle placing in the Top Four is found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations, their pay for that race will be distributed to the next position and so forth.

 

10) If a vehicle placing in the Top Five is found to NOT be in compliance with the rules and regulations, their points for that race will be distributed to the next place position and so forth.

 

11) A.M.R.A. reserves the right to reject any protest filed that it determines in its sole and absolute judgment is frivolous or intended to harass another competitor or to otherwise gain some unfair competitive advantage.


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