4/10 Clay Oval
Elevation: 210 feet
GPS: N 30 42.4468, W 87 47.361
Time zone: CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)
GREEN (Green Light): GO
Used to start all races, first lap in time trials, and any time the cars can be running at speed. The flagman may, at times, wave the green flag when it is rolled up. This tells the drivers they can drive at speed for a short time, usually during hot laps and warm-up laps just before a race.
YELLOW (Yellow Light): SLOW DOWN
Used during unsafe conditions (such as when fluids or car parts are on the racing surface), accidents, or anytime track officials need to slow the cars. DO NOT race back to caution. Cars will be lined up according to the last completed lap.
RED (Red Light): STOP
During green flag racing conditions: all cars will stop as safely as possible, as fast as possible. Used when there is or may be an emergency condition on the track. During yellow flag conditions: if racing will be held up for an extended period, the red flag will be displayed. Cars will normally stop on the backstretch. One crew member may approach the race car. During long races, the officials have the right to not allow any crewman to approach the cars), the fuel may be topped off, tire pressures checked , and windshields cleaned. No other adjustments or changes can take place on the track. (if any repairs are made, it must happen in the pits. The car will lose its position and restart at the tail end of the line-up, when racing resumes.) Also anytime the ambulance or fire rescue crews are not available for any reason, the race will be stopped. Usually a yellow flag than a red flag.
BLACK: LEAVE THE RACING SURFACE
Driver MUST go to the pits for consultation with the Race Offical. If the driver ignores the black flag for two laps, the car will be dropped from scoring.
1) When the officials decide a driver is driving erratically or unsafely. This would include rough driving, blocking other cars to the benefit of someone else, dangerous driving, poor car control, driving too slow, or not moving out of the racing lane when being lapped by the leaders.
2) An unsafe condition on a racing car, such as flat tire or when a car part is loose and may become a hazard. If a car is smoking or leaking oil.
3) If a pit crew member needs the car to come to the pits , a request is made to the officials.
4) Any time the track official needs to consult, inspect or for any reason remove the car from the track.
BLUE w/ORANGE STRIPE: MOVE OVER
MOVE OVER: When the leader of a race laps (passes) slower cars, this flag is displayed. These cars are required to move to the bottom lane of the track and allow the leaders to pass.
WHITE: LAST LAP/ONE LAP TO GO
CHECKERED: THE RACE IS OVER
Also used at the end of the last time trial lap and the end of practice/hot laps. Occasionally the black flag will be used to end practice/hot laps.
Other Flag Conditions
Crossed Flags - 2 flags crossed means that the race is halfway over
Two Flags - When two flags are held out parallel to each other, this means that there are two laps to go.