LRA Rules

Every driver must inspect the racing surface and the race track area to learn of any defects, obstructions, or anything which, in the driver’s opinion, is unsafe, and the driver shall report that condition in writing to a LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION or track official. Any driver entering any racing event is considered to have inspected the track and determined that all conditions are satisfactory. If the driver does not feel that conditions are satisfactory, then the driver should not race. The driver further acknowledges that the driver is aware that auto racing involves risks and that by competing in an event the driver assumes these risks with full awareness and knowledge.

 

1.7 FINALITY OF DECISIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE

 

1.7.1 THE DECISIONS OF LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION RACE TRACK OFFICIALS, OR BY THE BOARD, AT A LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION SANCTIONED EVENT, INCLUDING THE INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF RULES AND THE SCORING OF POSITIONS, SHALL BE FINAL, BINDING AND NON-APPEALABLE, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH 1.8 BELOW.

 

1.7.2 ALL PARTICIPANTS, AS A CONDITION OF PARTICIPATING IN A LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION-SANCTIONED RACING EVENT, AGREE THAT ALL DECISIONS OF LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION BOARD, OR TRACK OFFICIALS, REGARDING THE INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THE LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION RULES, AND THE SCORING OF POSITIONS, SHALL BE NON-LITIGABLE. ALL PARTICIPANTS FURTHER COVENANT AND AGREE THAT THEY WILL NOT INITIATE ANY TYPE OF LEGAL ACTION AGAINST LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION TO CHALLENGE SUCH DECISIONS, TO SEEK MONETARY DAMAGES, TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE RELIEF OR TO SEEK ANY OTHER KIND OF LEGAL REMEDY. IF A PARTICIPANT PURSUES ANY SUCH LEGAL ACTION THAT VIOLATES THIS PROVISION, THEN THE PARTICIPANT EXPRESSLY AGREES TO REIMBURSE LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION FOR ALL OF ITS ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS IN DEFENDING AGAINST SUCH LEGAL ACTION.

 

1.8 REVIEW AND APPEAL RIGHTS AND PROCEDURES

If an offense or infraction is discovered by a  LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION representative, in accordance with the rules, then a participant who has been suspended, or fined $300.00 or more by LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION, may seek an informal review or an appeal hearing regarding the fine or suspension as follows:

 

1.8.1 Informal Review

 

1.8.1.1 Procedure A participant desiring informal review of action taken by LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION must submit a written request for informal review, accompanied by any relevant documentation, within the time, and in the manner, specified in paragraph 1.8.3 below.

 

1.8.1.2 Review and Decision An informal review panel will review the written request and documentation submitted. The panel, in its sole discretion, may elect to confer by telephone with the affected participant and/or interested parties; provided, however, the participant shall not have a right to request a telephone conference with the panel. A decision will be made by the panel and mailed to the participant by certified mail, return receipt requested, within seven (7) days of the receipt of the request for informal review.

 

1.8.1.3 Appeal Hearing After Informal Review Decision  A participant aggrieved by a decision after an informal review may subsequently seek an appeal hearing by filing a request for appeal hearing within five (5) days after the date of receipt of the written informal review panel decision.

 

1.8.2 Appeal Hearing

 

1.8.2.1 Procedure A participant desiring an appeal hearing of action taken by LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION must submit a written request for appeal hearing, accompanied by any relevant documentation, within the time, and in the manner, specified in paragraph 1.8.3 below.

 

1.8.2.2 Appeal Hearing Fee The request for an appeal hearing must be accompanied by a fee of $150.00 in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds, which shall be non-refundable unless the hearing panel decides in the appealing participant’s favor.

 

1.8.2.3 Informal Review Not a Prerequisite An informal review is not necessary, or is not a prerequisite, before requesting an appeal hearing.

 

1.8.2.4 Hearing Within fifteen (15) days of the receipt of the request for appeal hearing, the Board shall appoint an appeal panel and shall notify the participant of the date, time and place of the appeal hearing, which shall be scheduled not less than twenty (20) days, nor more than forty-five (45) days, from the date LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION received the request for appeal hearing. The panel will decide on the appropriate procedure for conducting the hearing and shall not be bound by formal rules of evidence or procedure but shall pursue the best procedure for obtaining the relevant facts to reach a decision.

 

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