CODE OF CONDUCT: For all competitors, car owners, parents & pit crew.
- Always comply with the rules.
- Competitors are responsible for their own conduct as well as the conduct of any person associated with them, such as Pit Crews, Vehicle Owners and Sponsors.
- Most Stewards have volunteered their services for the smooth, efficient and fair conduct of the race meeting.
- Avoid arguing with a Steward – if you disagree with a ruling, quietly check with the driver’s representative/Official on how the decision was reached.
- Control your temper – verbal and physical abuse of stewards or other competitors and deliberately distracting or provoking others is not acceptable or permissible behavior.
- Treat all competitors as you would like to be treated – do not interfere with, bully or take advantage of any other participant.
- Avoid the use of coarse or derogatory language.
- Encourage fair play.
- Cheer and acknowledge all drivers and/or teams
- Emphasize trying hard and having fun, not only winning.
- Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake.
PREPARING TO RACE
- Driver is responsible for car owner and crew at all times at race meeting.
- Driver and crew must be dressed in appropriate clothing and foot wear.
- No smoking in Pit Area and track arena unless in designated area.
- Track scrutineering will be conducted at the allocated area and within the allocated time period.
WORKING ON CARS
- Driver and crew working on race cars in a safe manner and using safe methods at all times – eg jack stands, approved fuel containers etc
- Bring race car to dummy grid at a safe pace.
- Driver to be ready to race with seat belts tight and helmet and other safety equipment secured.
AFTER RACE HAS FINISHED
- Driver to leave race track at a safe speed and must not break traction when driving in the Pit Area.
- Racing Sedans Australia Inc. encourages participation in online social media in a positive manner. The accessible nature of the internet, however, can lend itself to the posting of threatening and derogatory material in the heat of the moment. Once your thoughts and comments are published to the internet they are visible to the world – and they are permanent. Racing Sedans Australia Inc. takes all cases of cyberbullying seriously and will treat online matters as it would ‘real world’ bullying. Breaching the code of conduct or bringing the sport into disrepute online can lead to serious consequences, including tribunals, suspensions, and the cancellation of the offender’s Speedway Australia Licence.
We treat all social media postings, blogs, status updates and tweets as public ‘comment’.
- Postings (written, photos or videos) will be family-friendly and feature positive club news and events.
- No personal information about our members will be disclosed.
- No statements will be made that are misleading, false or likely to injure a person’s reputation.
- No statements will be made that might bring our Association into disrepute. Abusive, discriminatory, intimidating, or offensive statements will not be tolerated.
Offending posts will be removed and those responsible will be blocked from the site.
- That licensed person found to be computing incidents of denigration or derogatory comments on chat forums, print and electronic media and public address be it about officials, other drivers, promoters, association or racing venues, be prosecuted for conduct prejudicial to the sport and be dealt with as per the Australian Speedway Racing Rules and Regulations.
- Members may face disciplinary action for sending inappropriate electronic communication or posting online content or comments that harass, offend, intimidate, or humiliate another member, as outlined in our member protection policy or code of conduct. Under certain circumstances, cyberbullying (e.g. bullying that is carried out through an internet service such as email, a chat room, discussion group, instant messaging or website) is a criminal offense that can be reported to the police.
- In addition, members who publish false or misleading comments about another person in the public domain (e.g., Facebook, YouTube or Twitter) may be liable for defamation.