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  • C&RHORacing
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    My club races Fray style: 10 laps (about a minute) in each lane, then rotate lanes. We have something like 40 seconds between heats, just enough time to clean the tires and clean the pickups. Usually this means that we don't have to clean tires during the heats.

    When we do have races that are longer, we clean tires under green and on the main straight (typically in front of the driver stand). Touching another's car during a pit stop results in your taking last place in that heat. That's also the rule at the Fray.

    At the KSR 24hr race, the end of the straight is where a volunteer sits. He cleans the tires of any car that wants the tires cleaned. The heats at the KSR24 are an hour or so, so tires get cleaned quite often during a heat. Because the tire cleaner is a volunteer, no penalty for thumbing is assessed.

    Bob

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  • smalltime
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    We do have one track where the cars can't be reached from the driver's stations, in that case a crewman will clean your tires.
    There may a a few tracks where we will need to employ this idea.

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  • RichD
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    At HOCOC races normally drivers clean their own tires and the cleaning must be done under green flag conditions. No cleaning between heats or during track calls, except that if a driver has started to clean his tires and there is a track call he may finish cleaning, but must wait until racing resumes to put the car back on the track. If a driver fouls another car when he does a pit stop he is penalized a lap, the victim gets no penalty. We do have one track where the cars can't be reached from the driver's stations, in that case a crewman will clean your tires.

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