Rules & Procedures

Midwest Thunder Series
The Midwest Thunder (MWT) Series weekend events will be conducted in two racing day sessions consisting of
Saturday: HONDA, ROOKIE and WORLD FORMULA and Sunday: DECO, ANIMAL & Mod World Formula.
Drivers may sign in for a total of five (5) quarter midget classes per weekend event. However, no more than three (3)
classes per driver may be entered per day. Friday night sign-ins will be from 6 pm – 8 pm. Saturday sign-ins will be
from 8-9 a.m. with practice rounds beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday sign-ins should start as early as possible. Proof of
USAC membership for both handler and driver is required at sign-ins.

Each class will have 2-minute practice round with no more than 5 cars per session (may be 3 minute practice round
based on car count/weather). There will be one pause for a caution on the clock for practice. At the conclusion of
practice there will be a break then heat races will begin, followed by break then lower mains will begin, followed by a
break, the A Main races. A curfew of 11:00 p.m. will be observed, but is at the discretion of the hosting club and the Chief Steward.

Midwest Thunder Series Fees
A portion of the sign in fees from a MWT series event will be sent to the MWT Treasurer within 14 business days of
the event. The fee is based on the number of cars, including Rookies, that signed in for the event. The family
membership fee is also due within 14 business days of the event. Both fees may be included in one check. On the
memo line, please write: (#of cars x sign-in fee) (# of family memberships x fee). These fees are determined yearly at
the annual MWT Board and President’s meeting and are to be used for banquet expenses and MWT Series awards.
Out of town drivers (not members of any MWT club) must pay an annual $25 MWT membership fee at the first MWT
event they race.

Host clubs will not supply gasoline or methanol at the events. The event flyer will state the designated fueling station
for the purchase of 89 octane. Fuel (both gasoline and methanol) will be checked after each heat race (or after each car
qualifies) and at various times throughout the event and at tech.

Pill Draw
At sign-ins, drivers will receive a practice class sheet. A pill draw will be conducted for qualifying or heat race lineups.
Qualifying and heat race lineups will be based on the pill draw (lowest to highest) 1-XXX. Once the practice
round is finished, lineups will be posted. It is the responsibility of the handler and/or driver to make sure they obtain
their correct qualifying or race line-up number.

Qualifying Procedure
Cars are to be lined up in the staging lanes in numerical order, based on class. There will be no waiting on cars. At the
designated point, cars are to be on the ground and race ready, with no adjustments being made other than tire pressure
and turning on the fuel.

Qualifying is 3 warm up laps and 2 laps on the clock.

If a timing failure occurs during qualifying, then the car goes to the hot chute and waits for the next two (2) cars to
qualify. NO adjustments are to be made to the car. Tires may be wiped clean by hand or glove. If the failure occurs
on the last car of the class, the next class will start and two cars from that next class will qualify and then the car will
resume qualifying. Again no adjustments are to be made. Tires may be wiped clean by hand or glove. If the failure
occurs on the last car of the last class of the day, the car will wait one (1) minute, again with no adjustments being
made, and then resume its qualifying run.

Lower mains will NOT have warm-ups and will be “roll & go”, unless directed by the Chief Steward. If a car comes
into the hot chute during the “roll & go”, they will be placed on the tail. The A mains will have a 1 minute warm-up
unless directed by the Chief Steward.

3. courtesy laps will be given when a car is in the work area and there is a line up.

There will be a minimum of two races between AA (Light and Heavy) lower main races.

3 Cars Constitute a Class - if there are less than 3 cars signing in for any class that class will not be included in the race
day event. This does not apply to Rookies.


Lap Counts

 Class  Heat Races  Lower Mains  A Mains Time limit
Rookie 10 15 20 10 minutes
Juniors 15 20 30  
All Others 20 25 40  



Time Limit Procedure
Time limits will be determined at the event based on car count and weather conditions. All efforts will be made to not
decrease the number of laps. Time limits may not be the same for Saturday or Sunday or for subsequent events. Time
limits, if required, for the A mains will be determined as the day progresses.
If there is a red flag situation, time will stop and restart immediately when the green flag flies.


Time Up Under Green
If time expires while the green flag is displayed, the race will continue until a checkered flag, yellow flag or red flag is
thrown. The race finish will be the last completed lap with adjustments for Strikes.


Time Up Under Yellow
If time expires during a yellow flag the race is over and the checkered flag will be displayed. The race finish will be
the last completed lap with adjustments for Strikes and appearances.


Refuel of AA
There will be a five (5) minute time limit placed on each refueling. The tower will start a clock after the cars are in
place for fueling and all drivers have exited their cars. The time should be displayed and visible from the track. If that
is not possible, then the tower should announce the countdown in 1-minute intervals and at 30 seconds to go. If the
driver is not ready at the conclusion of the time limit, the driver will start at the tail. If all of the cars on the track have
been refueled and safety checked before the time limit is up, the race will resume, even if there are cars being worked
on in the pits.



DNF Did Not Finish (includes Strikes)
DNF Mechanical (drop part)
DNF Safety (loss of safety item)
DQ Flagrant Call
DQ Illegal (engine/tech item)
DNS Did Not Start (did not take the green)
DNA Did Not Attempt


Late Out Rule
Since each track has its own late out procedures, these rules will be discussed at the handlers’ meeting. However, we
have adopted the USAC late out rule for 2014. If down and rolling with 1 to go will be allowed out. Note: a late out
call will result in a Black Flag (DNF).


Chief Steward Authority
The Chief Steward has the authority to DQ a driver. See the current sanctioning body rulebook for the complete list.
The Chief Steward’s DQ cannot be protested. The MWT Board has approved that the following calls from Appendix
II will be handled as follows:


A) Flagrant or Deliberate Rough Driving - DQ
B) All 4 wheels under the speed breakers to gain an advantage - DQ
C) Disobeying Flag - DQ
D) Signaling by Handler to Driver under green flag - DQ
E) Car being operated in an unsafe manner - DNF
F) Making adjustments or repairs on the racetrack - DQ
G) Third chargeable STRIKE - DNF
H) Improper wearing of safety equipment - DQ
I) Defensive Driving (Blocking) - DQ
J) Loss of driver related safety items - DNF
K) Liberation of fluids under green or yellow flag - DNF
L) Loss of ballast during a race - DNF


Medical Attention Procedure
If outside EMS services are called to the track to treat a driver, the driver must obtain a signed medical release from
the attending EMS personnel or doctor clearly stating that the driver is cleared to resume their normal activities. If the
parent or legal guardian refuses to allow the driver to be transported to medical facilities, upon the advice of the
medical personnel, for further evaluation/treatment, that driver may not compete for the remainder of that day’s
activities unless the attending medical authority and the Safety Director, or his designee, both agree that the driver may
return to their normal activities for that day.


Tech Procedure
All track record winners will be inspected. All fast time, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners will go to impound. All technical
inspections will be random.
Tech will be conducted in a designated area and only the following will be permitted access when tech is being
conducted: host club’s Tech Director and his designees, handler of car, owner of car, driver of car, one other person
(i.e. engine builder), MWT Board representative, and Chief Steward.


Safety Check Procedure
USAC has adopted the policy of doing a thorough safety check and attaching a decal to the car. This decal will signify
that the car has previously been inspected and will not need to be inspected at subsequent races for the remainder of
the year. If a decal is needed, then the car must be brought to the local designated safety director for a thorough safety
inspection. It is the sole responsibility of the handler to ensure a safety decal is affixed to the car.
Cars will be inspected for the safety decal at the scales after qualifying and after races. If a car does not have a safety
decal after qualifying, then the driver will receive a No Time. If a car does not have a safety decal after a race, then the
driver will receive a DQ and will not be able participate at subsequent events until a safety inspection has been
performed and a decal affixed. In addition, all cars are subject to random safety checks throughout the year.


Staging and/or Hot Chute Areas
Tire warming devices of any kind (tire warmers, hot boxes, tire covers, any other device used to warm tires) are NOT
allowed on the on the grounds of the racing facility. The use of heat guns are allowed to clean tires but will not be
allowed in the hot chute or staging lanes.
• No tire prep or chemical treatment is permitted to be stored or applied on the grounds of the racing facility.
• No driving through staging lanes or hot chute.
• No refueling with driver in car. No refueling under canopy staging areas.


Practice Round Setup
As soon as sign-ins are complete, practice round information should be sent to the pit steward. Each practice round
should have no more than 5 cars and the cars should be evenly distributed between the rounds in each class. Use the
table below to create the practice rounds. One pause of the clock per round of practice for a caution.


# of cars # of rounds Cars in Each Round   # of cars # of rounds Cars in Each Round
Up to 5 1 5   24 5 5-5-5-5-4
6 2 3-3   25 5 5-5-5-5-5
7 2 4-3   26 6 5-5-4-4-4-4
8 2 4-4   27 6 5-5-5-4-4-4
9 2 5-4   28 6 5-5-5-5-4-4
10 2 5-5   29 6 5-5-5-5-5-4
11 3 4-4-3   30 6 5-5-5-5-5-5
12 3 4-4-4   31 7 5-5-5-4-4-4-4
13 3 5-4-4   32 7 5-5-5-5-4-4-4
14 3 5-5-4   33 7 5-5-5-5-5-4-4
15 3 5-5-5   34 7 5-5-5-5-5-5-4
16 4 4-4-4-4   35 7 5-5-5-5-5-5-5
17 4 5-4-4-4   36 8 5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4
18 4 5-5-4-4   37 8 5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4
19 4 5-5-5-4   38 8 5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4
20 4 5-5-5-5   39 8 5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4
21 5 5-4-4-4-4-4   40 8 5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5
22 5 5-5-4-4-4   41 9 5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4
23 5 5-5-5-4-4   42 9 5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4


  1. Race Setup without Qualifying
    First figure out how many heats, and mains there will be by using Table 1. Do not put more than 8 cars in a heat.
  2. Setup the heat races by evenly dividing the cars between the heat races. Lowest pill starts on the pole in Heat #1 and the next lowest pill starts on the pole in Heat #2.
  3. Denote the heat number and starting position on the sign in card. For example if a driver is starting in the 4th position of Heat #1, put “H1 – 4” on the sign in card.
  4. After the heat race, on the sign in card, denote the finishing position, the number of passing points (if any) received, and the total points. See table 2.
  5. At the conclusion of heat races for a class, sort the sign in cards in numerical order based on total points. In the event of a tie in total points, the driver who first earned the points shall be aligned in front of any subsequent driver earning the same number of points. For example, if there were three heats and a driver in Heat #2 and Heat #3 have 53 points, the driver in Heat #2 with 53 points would be lined up BEFORE the driver in Heat #3 with 53 points (regardless of heat finishing position).
  6. Setup the A Main races by taking the appropriate number of cars (see table 1) from the heat races. A Main races are straight up based on points received. The remaining cars will be in the lower mains straight up based on points received.
  7. At the conclusion lower mains, transfer the appropriate number of cars (see table 1) straight up to the tail of the A Main races. Passing points are not used for lower main races.


Midwest Thunder

CAR CLASS COUNT # of Races Note: if more than 8 cars adding an additional heat
1-12 2 1 or 2 Heats top 12 to A main
13-16 4 2 Heats, top 6 in Points to A Main; 1 Lower Main, transfer 4
17-20 5 3 Heats, top 6 in Points to A Main; 2 Lower Mains, transfer 4
21-22 6 3 Heats, top 6 in Points to A Main; 2 Lower Mains, transfer 4
23-28 7 3 or 4 Heats, top 6 in Points to A Main; 3 Lower Mains, transfer 4
29-30 8 4 Heats, top 6 in Points to A Main; 4 Lower Mains, transfer 4
31-34 9 4 or 5 Heats, top 6 in Points to A Main; 4 Lower Mains, transfer 4
35-40 10 5 Heats, top 6 in Points to A Main; 5 Lower Mains, transfer 4
42-45 12 6 Heats, top 6 in Points to A Main; 6 Lower Mains, transfer 4


USAC Passing Point Table 2

Finishing Position Points Given Passing Points
1 55  
2 52 1 car @ 1= 1 pt
3 49 2 cars @ 1 = 2 pts
4 46 3 cars @ 1 = 3 pts
5 43 4 cars @ 1 = 4 pts
6 40 5 cars @ 1 = 5 pts
7 37 6 cars @ 1 = 6 pts
8 34 7 cars @ 1 = 7 pts
9 31 8 cars @ 1 = 8 pts
10 28 9 cars @ 1 = 9 pts


Race Setup with Qualifying
1. First figure out how many mains (races) there will be by using Table 3 below. Do not put more than 6 cars in a Rookie race or 12 cars for all other classes in a race. Juniors not required to race 12 cars.


# of Cars Mains
Mains Up to 12 A
Mains Up to 15 B
Mains Up to 20 C
Mains Up to 25 D
Mains Up to 30 E
Mains Up to 35 F
Mains Up to 40 G
Mains Up to 45 H
Mains Up to 50


2. Second, use the table below (Table 4) to set up the race order and race number. Remember to have at least two
races between AA classes lower main races. Circle the highest main based on the table above (Table 3), and then cross
out the mains as you determine the race order. Honda, Rookie and World Formula on Saturday; DECO, Mod World &
Animals on Sunday.


Red Rookie 1 2 3 4
Blue Rookie 1 2 3 4
Junior Honda A B C D E F G H I J K
Senior Honda A B C D E F G H I J K
Heavy Honda A B C D E F G H I J K
Jr Animal A B C D E F G H I J K
Sr Animal A B C D E F G H I J K
Unr Animal A B C D E F G H I J K
Light 160 A B C D E F G H I J K
Heavy 160 A B C D E F G H I J K
Mod A B C D E F G H I J K
Light WF A B C D E F G H I J K
Heavy WF A B C D E F G H I J K
Light AA A B C D E F G H I J K
Heavy AA A B C D E F G H I J K


3. Use the table below (Table 5) to determine which driver goes in which main. Fill up the lowest main. Do
not put more than 6 cars for Rookies. 12 cars for Juniors and Seniors in a race. Remember that the first six
cars in a main for the classes may be inverted (faster in sixth) for Junior and Senior classes. In the last main,
if there are more than six (6) cars, the remaining cars are straight up.
For example, if there are 22 cars entered in a Junior class, the last main will be an “E” main (see Table 1)
with 6 cars in it. In the E main, the first four cars will be inverted based on qualifying times and the last two
cars will be straight up.


# Cars  
1-6 A
7-12 B
13-18 C
19-24 D
25-30 E
31-36 F
37-42 G
43-48 H



Hosting Club’s Responsibilities
Each hosting club is responsible to provide the following:
• Race Director - unless MWT has a race director scheduled for your event – need to confirm
• Flagger – unless MWT has a flagger scheduled for your event – need to confirm
• Assistant Race Director – club must provide MWT does not hire this position
• Tower – need 2 more scorers and a lap counter in addition to Penny and Paige
• Pit Steward
• Tech Director – to assist MWT Tech Director (Brian Zbozien)
• Safety Director
• Rookie Director
• Photographer/Volunteer Picture Taker (Victory Lane photos & race day photos)
• Corner Workers (club preferred but can utilize 1-4 cars in current race)
• All necessary paperwork for sign-ins for classes, practice sheets, pill draw numbers, paper numbers (MWT
provides paperwork for scoring & race line-ups - club must provide workers for sign-ins)

4/2009 – Created.
• Banquet Kalahari Nov. 14
- Added Midwest Thunder logo
- Added 2010 dates
- Added paragraph about MWT Series assessment fee
- Changed the number of classes a driver may enter per weekend. Was three (3)
- Corrected miscellaneous spelling and grammar errors
- Changed the number of cars that constitute a class (was four). Added “if there are less than 3 cars signing in for any class
that class will not be included in the race day event.”.
- Added race setup instructions for heat race events
- Added race setup instructions for National or District race events
- Banquet Kalahari Dec. 4
• Little Kalamazoo added as a MWT club
• Banquet Great Wolf Lodge – Cincinnati Oct. 29
• Added additional information about MWT Series assessment fee $40 - $25 club / $15 MWT
• Added additional information about dual GNT/MWT races $50 - $10 club/ $5 MWT / $35 USAC
• Deleted National race event set up
• Deleted Semi races and changed to Lower Mains
• Adjusted warm up times to match template
• Changed Rookie references to Saturday.
• Αdded each club has $600 to pay their workers (Race Director $400 & Flagger $200)
• Changed MWT laps to match USAC laps
• Changed car count to match USAC 1 -12. If have more than 8 cars in a class MWT is running 2 heats
• Added Hosting Club responsibilities
• Added person to see during a MWT event when an issue is Club President otherwise MWT President/VP
• Capitol (Lansing) added as a MWT club
• Mini-Indy added as a MWT club

• Banquet Kalahari Nov. 10 Present awards combined for drivers
• Deleted additional information about due GNT/MWT races
• Added exception for Rookies where 3 cars constitute a class
• Update Laps to match USAC
• Revised Order of Finish
• Club President is responsible at each MWT event but if have issue with Club President may go to MWT President.
• Assistant Race Director must have experience on the larger classes.
• Note that the tower may have a red flag issued to review any change of rules. Tower, Race Director and Flagger must all
agree ready to race. Must stop the race any time have to get out the rulebook to review.
• Changed Car Class Count to 1 – 12 (added note if more than 8 cars then adding additional heat)
• Added additional language to show Chief Steward rulings.
• Changed Flagrant call points to receive sing-in points and race finish points.
• Awards – Must run 6 races per class to receive to receive a trophy can buy missing races to receive trophy with exception
to class progression. Must run 6 events to receive a jacket/sweatshirt can buy missing events to receive jacket/sweatshirt.
• Rain Issues – If make changes to car while waiting for rain delay, must let official know before any changes are made and
car will also go the tail at start.
• If race is ½ way through and is called due to weather, the race will be treated as if the race was timed out. Each driver
will receive points based on the last completed lap. If race is not more than ½ way through, then each driver will receive
10 points.
• Wording changed DNF for points awarded, DQ for non-points.
• Duties of the Chief Steward review of Appendix II;
1. A) Flagrant or Deliberate Rough Driving – DQ
2. B) All 4 Wheels under the speed breakers to gain an advantage – DQ
3. C) Disobeying Flag – DQ
4. D) Signaling by Hander to Driver under green flag – DQ
5. E) Car being operated in an unsafe manner – DNF
6. F) Making adjustments or repairs on the racetrack - DQ
7. G) Third chargeable STRIKE – DNF
8. H) Improper wearing of safety equipment – DQ
9. I) Defensive Driving (Blocking) – DNF
10. J) Loss of driver related safety items – DNF
11. K) Liberation of fluids under green or yellow flag – DNF
12. L) Loss of ballast during a race – DNF
• Procedures for what is to be said over raceceiver:
1. 1 to go / Nose to tail / Yellow/ Red
2. When a black flag is given – may state warning as long as not in racing condition
3. Used to assist in line up
4. Inform them of who received the strike
5. Line up is good
6. Inform them if a car is in the pits
7. Rookies: may walk them through more and use their names with numbers
• Feature winner stickers to be made.
• MMRA added as a MWT club
• Voted that no more clubs will be added to MWT. Limit is 9 clubs. If a club was to leave than a club could be added to
replace that club.
• Banquet Kalahari Nov. 23 added pizza buffet
• Moved World Formula class to Saturday – removed from Sunday
• Added sentence on no refueling under canopy staging lanes or with driver in car
• Hosting Club’s responsibilities. Added photographer to responsibility.
• Hosting club that does not provide necessary positions required during a MWT event per the board, that club may not be
welcome to participate in the MWT series anymore.
• Dave Foster with Eric Rankine’s approval will update the website for MWT going forward.

• Insurance: Need to add Midwest Thunder Series, Inc. to club policies.
• Added Black Flag Rule for Flagrant Rough Driving
• MWT Board would make decision at MWT event pertaining to Appendix I Item 701 Design & Construction
• Procedures for tires or claiming engines – agreed that need to get all info. and then get it to the right people to discuss (3
or more club presidents or 3 club tech directors) - MWT board to be responsible. Discuss after the race.
• Officials can be 16 years old
• Refueling cars in staging lanes Dq’d no points. Changed to no refueling with driver in car or in hot chute or staging area.
Staging lanes changed to Hot Chute = work area: Staging lanes = canopy area (ready to take the track).
• Added if a driver fails to accelerate properly at restart after 2 times, then sent to the tail.
• Engine Changing:
1. Need to notify Tech Director & Tower
2. Need to put in our flyer to let them know ahead of time who to tell in addition to the tower
3. Need to introduce officers during handlers meeting
4. Tech Director needs to inform Tower and Race Director to confirm
• Added clubs can not schedule over other clubs MWT events without filing for a Hardship.
• Need to know who will be representing each club during the MWT races.
• During MWT events the two handlers permitted rule does not need to be enforced unless the officials believe there is an
• Spending Indy .25 money towards 7 sets of radios for MWT.
• Banquet Kalahari Nov. 1st pizza buffet added guests $5.00 per person. Drivers free
• Adopted to use USAC’s Late out Rule. Down and rolling allowed to enter race.
• Added information on out of town drivers not a MWT club member – must pay annual $10 fee.
• Club Tech Director to assist MWT Tech Director but the MWT Tech Director makes the final call.
• MWT to purchase 100lb weight to be brought to each event to confirm their scales and find and variable.
• Hardship Rule – Must be looked at case by case but cannot schedule over more than 3 MWT events.
• Reminder to be on the MWT Board must also be a USAC member.
• Approved to hold a Tech seminar for MWT club Tech Directors paid for by MWT.
• MOC approved for the Hardship rule.
• Changed wording from Feature to A Main
• Added responsibility for hosting clubs for Flagger and Race Director
• Kokomo to Host MWT event at Hoosier
• MWT Feature winner sign to be replaced
• Changed Car Class Count to 1 – 11
• Changed MWT Tower workers to Kathy and Penny
• Change courtesy laps to 3
• Added non MWT club members must pay $10 MWT fee one time in order to run our series.
• MWT will bring radios, beacon, raceceivers for race director & flagger’s head sets, scale weights, scoring sheets & line
up sheets
• 4 paper numbers per car. Nose, left front by door opening & also rear right & left tail cone. Must tape down so number is
readable and does not flap. Meatball flag can be used to fix numbers.
• Raceceiver only may be changed if found to not be working when Race Director has a consultation with driver using the meatball flag.
• Zero Tolerance policy added for all MWT events. Also the track hosting the event will honor all clubs current
• Added the MWT President does not need to be a MWT Club President but must be a full member of a MWT track and in
good standing and a USAC member.

• Added the ability to elect a MWT Vice President – VP President must be a full member of MWT track and in good
standing and a USAC member.
• Restart – single file – nose to tail until past spot. Ok if not totally in straight line
• Changed - No adjustments to car on track, except to turn on fuel
• Rule Change - Four wheels under the line that defines the inner edge of the racing surface. Must stop before the next turn
otherwise DQ (see page 3 of Appendix II)
• Changed Lubrication of fluids. Not DQ’d from race if due to flip or if World Formula/Animal during incidents still
scored as a DNF.
• Added USAC DQ for ( ) DQ
• Changed Hardship Rule – If took past year cannot take next year by the same club (can do every other year) Promotional
events are permitted to be scheduled over a MWT event. If fun or points race is needed, then club needs to request a
hardship rule from the MWT Board.
• MWT T-shirts to be sold at each MWT event. $20 each T-Shirt sponsorship $150 per logo
• Changed if race is not more than ½ way through and called for weather then each driver will receive 10 sign-in points and
50 finish points that was in the A Main and all other drivers will receive their finish points according to their lower main
finishes. If only Heat races were finished and lower mains were set points are awarded based on where qualified. If Heat
races were not raced then all drivers receive 10 sign in points plus 50 points for finish.
• Approved Paid Race Officials for 2015: Race Director $400 per weekend, Flagger $200 per weekend, Two Tower
Workers $200 each per weekend
• Approved to hold a Tech seminar for MWT club Tech Directors paid for by MWT.
• Banquet Kalahari Nov. 14 pizza buffet. Guests $5.00 Drivers free
• Tire testing procedure approved for 2015
• Changed Practice cars from 7 to 5. Took out practice order by sign-in number. Practice by class only.
• Elected Kathy Nigh as MWT Vice President for 2015
• Video Taping no longer allowed in the hot chute
• Buckeye will host MWT Indoor race as a Wild Card race Feb. 19-21 can be used as a replacement race for one of the
outdoor events. Points based on 8 out 9 outdoor events.
• Buckeye will be responsible for all host club responsibilities
• Buckeye will provide insurance and work with the fairgrounds
1. MWT to receive all the money for the Wild Card race
2. MWT will be responsible to pay for rent for 2 days
3. MWT will pay clan-up fees
4. MWT will pay for awards
• Change courtesy laps to 5
• Clock to be paused once during practice rounds for a caution.
• Changed Car Class Count to 1 – 12
• Changed Tower worker to Penny & Paige
• Changed out of town drivers fee to $25 annually to run our series
• Changed MWT Tech Director to Brian Zbozien
• Tire testing - procedure voted upon at Presidents meeting will be utilized for 2016 season
• Added Modified World Formula to Sunday. USAC specifications or World Formula weights if USAC does not add as a
National class. If not a National class MWT will recognize as a Light/Heavy class for 2016.

• Approved Paid Race Officials for 2016: Race Director $400 per weekend, Flagger $200 per weekend, two Tower
Workers $200 each per weekend.
• Added to be considered a MWT retiring driver must have raced a minimum of 10 MWT races of the driver’s career.
• Banquet Kalahari Oct. 28.
• Approved not using Dot rule at Wild Card race at Indoors
• Approved MWT sponsorship package
• Changed cost of banquet tickets from $5.00 to $10.00. Drivers remain free.
• Approved ordering MWT trophies for Indoor race. Joker card design.
• Approved parking Indoor cost $20.00 per trailer. Must park Friday but can not leave until racing is completed on Sunday.
• Approved to host a Tech seminar to be held by Steve Baker at a hotel in Toledo on March 5th paid by MWT.
• Approved Sunday race line up AA’s, Jr. Animal, Sr. Animal, Unr. Animal, MOD, Mod World Formula.
• Will count only 9 races towards tie-break of a Champion for Midwest Thunder
• Approved not adopting USAC rule Appendix II 1709 #9. Using rule from 2015 instead at all Midwest Races.
• Approved all 10 races will be counted as Regional races towards USAC’s National Championship points.


*  Approved indoor parking fee ($20) for Midwest Thunder race on Feb. 18, 2017.

* Approved "Wild Card" race, best 8 of 9 races, it is to replace a bad race attended, Pill draw must be completed.

* Approved. Signs ins from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., handler meeting at 8:45 a.m., practice starts at 9 a.m., first class to practice MUST bring car to handler meeting.

* Approved. 3 lap work rule (changed from 5)

* Approved Rookies allowed on track if Sat race is rained out, supervised by track rookie director.

* Approved Rookies are not allowed to move to a competitive class as their first race at a MWT race.

* Approved Motors may be sealed anytime prior to the completion of your heat race.

* Approved Everyone must cross the scales and meet your minimum required class weight after heats, lowers and features.  Failure to do so, results in a DQ.

* Approved Race director is to be paid $350 per day.

* Approved There will be one tower person paid $100 per day.

* Approved Title sponsorship to decrease to $3000.

* Approved assistant race director to be in the hot chute if the race director is not, during the races.

* Approved Control test tire sample is no longer required.

* Approved. Heat race tires are to be marked, a number will be pulled at the end of the features, those heat race and feature tires will be tested.


*Formula Mod refuel at 100 laps from 80.

*Sign in on Sun is from 8:00-8:30.

*Spraying of any type of starting fluid on racetrack is prohibited and will result in a DQ from that event(heat or feature).

*Midwest Thunder will have spotters to watch for hand signals from the hot chute during green flag racing.  It will be and automatic DQ from the current racing event (heat or feature).

*Starting early or jumping the start on a single file restart will result in a warning for the first offense, second offense you will be moved to the tail.



*Approved  Any driver that is deemed intentionally causing a caution can be considered unsportsman like conduct per USAC rule book.

*Approved  Remove the wording "will cause strike" from the rule of faulty raceceiver.  Revision Jan 25, 2015.

*Approved  Hire a 3rd tower worker for the 2018 race season

*Approved  Engine dq from tech can not be thrown out in points along with illegal tire and fuel dq, can not race the next Midwest Thunder race and for the next 35 days.

*Approved  red rookie must run locked at all times.

*Approved  Red rookie will not be charged a dot violation unless the car advances it position.

*Approved  Permanent time limit on heats (15 min), lowers (20 min) and mains (45 min).

*Approved  As of Jan 1, 2019, an independent suspension and /or cantilever system car will no longer be permitted to participate at a Midwest Thunder event.



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Central Ohio (Wild Card)

April 13 -14
205 Elm St London, Ohio




2018 Race Winners

2018 Champions:
Jr Honda Vance Moerch
Sr. Honda Collin Mitchell
Hvy. Honda Austin Evans
Lt. World Formula Jonathan Shafer
Hvy. World Formula Judd Miller
Lt. 160 Collin Mitchell
Hvy. 160 Aidan Salisbury
Jr. Animal Austin Geer
Sr. Animal Collin Mitchell
Unr. Animal Greyson Springer
Lt. Formula Mod Grant Valkner
Hvy. Formula Mod Lance Lipasek


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