The primary objective of DAARA is to promote the preservation of vintage race cars in an exhibition racing format, which emphasizes driver safety and courtesy. The hobby is intended to provide a format for friendly competition with vehicles prepared accurately to their era. All racing is dangerous and only the proper attitude of the driver and the complete preparation of the cars may reduce the danger.
1. At all DAARA event the word "racing" always means "exhibition racing", not all out racing.
2. Full safety gear MUST be worn when push starting any car, in a SAFE PART of the pits, or on the track.
3. 10 mph pit speed limit for ANY vehicle, except when push starting a car.
4. Only licensed drivers will be allowed to operate ATV’s and golf carts in the pits.
5. Suspensions or probations will be determined by a vote of the Board of Directors, at the track, or during a meeting.
6. Any class requiring a full face helmet will require a doctor’s excuse and a DAARA disclaimer to be exempt from this rule.
7. Falsifying any DAARA form, may result in a penalty voted on by the Board of Directors.
8. Duplicate numbers in the same class will require an initial behind the number on the entry form and on the car. Member being in DAARA the longest time has first selection.
9. Members who have not driven at a DAARA event will meet with two DAARA Board members, prior to driving in any race. New drivers will then start at the rear of the heat and feature of that event.
10. All drivers at any DAARA event must be a current DAARA member, possess a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 years of age.
11. Stay in your lane, except when passing. Do not use "all the Lanes". Slow is low, except when track does not allow. If you have trouble and must stop, go to THE INSIDE only.
12. You must always use jack stands when working under a car.
13. Any issues or problems will be handled by the DAARA Board Members present.
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of exhibition events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official.
The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any future restrictions that in his/her opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRRENTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
1...BODY AND CHASSIS OF ALL CARS MUST BE REPRESENTATIVE OF A CAR FROM 1983 OR OLDER...NO STREET STOCK TYPE, NO BOMBER TYPE, AND NO DEFUNCT CLASSIC CLASS CARS...ANY CAR OF ANY CLASS MAY BE REJECTED BY THE BOARD IF THE BOARD DECIDES IT DOESN'T "FIT THE SPIRIT OF THE RULES."(Revised 5/1/2009)
2...ROLL BARS ALLOWED ON OPEN CARS IF OF SAFE, ADEQUATE CONSTRUCTION. CAGED OPEN CARS ARE ALLOWED. ALL STOCK CARS REQUIRE FULL ROLL CAGES.
3...MAGNAFLUXING BE PROVIDED FOR STRESSED FRONT END PARTS, STEERING, WELDING, AND OTHER VITAL PARTS WHEN RESTORING A CAR OR AFTER AN ACCIDENT AND EVERY 36 MONTHS THEREAFTER. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
4...ALL CARS MUST HAVE EASILY ACCESSIBLE KILL SWITCHES OR BUTTON AND SHUT-OFF VALVES. TOGGLE SWITCHES AND VALVES MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED "ON AND "OFF"". FLUORESCENT TAPE AROUND FUEL VALVE.
5...ALL RACE CARS (EXCLUDING SPEEDSTERS) MUST HAVE SAFETY HUBS ON THE REAR ADEQUATE TO PREVENT THE LOSS OF WHEEL IF THE AXLE BREAKS...
6...HELMETS IN ALL CLASSES SHALL BE SNELL APPROVED...ALL HELMETS MUST BE IN GOOD CONDITION OF 10 YEARS OR LESS. ONLY SNELL RATED SA 2005 OR NEWER..NO OPEN FACE OR DOT HELMETS WILL BE ALLOWED..SPRINT AND MIDGET DRIVERS MUST WEAR APPROVED FULL FACED HELMETS...GOGGLES OR FACE SHIELDS FOR ALL CARS WITHOUT WINDSHIELDS ARE REQUIRED..FIRE RESISTANT GLOVES AND SHOES ARE REQUIRED... (EFFECTIVE 12/2012)
7...ALL CARS MUST BE DOUBLE (2) SPRINGS ON THROTTLE LINKAGE.
8...DRIVERS OF OPEN COCKPIT CARS, ARM RESTRAINTS ARE MANDATORY...ALL CARS MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH AN AIRCRAFT TYPE, OR CAMLOK SEAT BELT SYSTEM, WITH AN SFI RATING OF 16.1 OR HIGHER, OF 10 YEARS OR LESS, IN GOOD CONDITION...SEAT BELTS MUST BE SECURELY ATTACHED TO A CHASSIS COMPONENT...HANS DEVICE RECOMMENDED FOR MODIFIED OR STOCK CLASSES... (EFFECTIVE 12/2012)
ALL DRIVERS IN ALL CLASSES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR SOME KIND OF HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT. A NECK COLLAR IS ACCEPTABLE BUT A "HANS" TYPE HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. EFFECTIVE 3/9/2019
9...BRAKES WILL BE CHECKED FOR PROPER OPERATION. ABSOLUTELY NO COPPER TUBING WILL BE USED FOR HYDRAULIC BRAKES.
10...STEERING WHEELS SHOULD BE SECURE AND STEERING MECHANISM IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION WITH NO BINDING IN GEAR MECHANISM... REMOVABLE STEERING WHEELS ARE MANDATORY (EFFECTIVE 1/2010) EXCEPT SPEEDSTERS...
11...COOLING SYSTEMS WILL HAVE AN OVERFLOW CATCH TANK THAT CAN BE DRAINED AFTER A RUN. NO ANTIFREEZE TO BE USED ON ASPHALT TRACKS.
12...CARS WILL BE INSPECTED TO ENSURE ALL INSTALLLATIONS ARE SECURELY FASTENED WITH ADEQUATE HARDWARE AND IN A WORKMANLIKE MANNER, INCLUDING HOOD PINS, TRUNK LIDS AND BUMPERS FOR STOCK CARS.
13...ALL TIRES MUST BE IN GOOD CONDITION WITH ADEQUATE "LIVE" RUBBER.
14...GAS TANKS AND BATTERIES MUST BE SECURELY STRAPPED AND/OR BOLTED TO THE FRAME. (FUEL CELLS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR STOCK CARS).
15...ALL CARS SHOULD HAVE REAR PUSH BUMPERS.
16. EACH OPEN WHEEL CAR MUST HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN THE PITS. RECOMMEND THEM IN THE CAR. IT IS MANDATORY THAT STOCK CARS HAVE ONE IN THE CAR AND IS IN AN ACCESSIBLE LOCATION.
17..IT IS MANDATORY, UNLESS THE FRAME IS DESIGNED TO ACT AS A SKID BAR, TO INSTALL SKID BARS ON RIGHT SIDE FRONT AXEL ON ALL OPEN WHEEL VEHICLES..SAFETY CHAINS OR CABLE ARE REQUIRED ON ALL OPEN TUBE REAR AXEL CARS...ATTACH SAFETY CHAINS OR CABLE TO FRAME AND FRONT END OF REAR RADIUS RODS...STOCK CARS ARE EXEMPT..
18...CARS THAT RUN ON ALCOHOL MUST HAVE THE LETTER "A" CLEARLY VISIBLE ON THE REAR OF THE CAR.
19...MAXIMUM TIRE WIDTH RULE: 10" TIRE FOR MIDGETS, 15" TIRE ON STOCK CARS & MODIFIEDS, AND 18" TIRE ON BIG CARS, NON-CAGED & CAGED SPRINTS...TIRE SIZE MUST BE LEGIBLE ON ALL TIRES OR TIRE IS ILLEGAL... (Effective 12/11/2010)
20...NO DOWN TUBE OR WINGED MIDGETS OR SPRINT CARS.
21...TO DRIVE AT A DAARA EVENT YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD AND A LICENSED DRIVER AND A DAARA MEMBER... (Effective 8/22/2009)
22..AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH DAY(US VINTAGE OVAL TRACK NATIONALS) DRIVERS MEETING WE WILL PASS OUT STICKERS FOR THE COLOR OF THAT DAY TO EACH DRIVER WHO ATTENDED THE MEETING..EVERYBODY WILL LINE UP IN A SINGLE FILE AND SOMEBODY WILL PASS OUT THE STICKERS ONE AT A TIME TO EACH DRIVER AND HE WILL PLACE IT ON THE VISOR OR HELMET ABOVE THE LEFT EYE SO IT IS VISIBLE TO THE PIT STEWARD BEFORE GOING OUT ONTO THE TRACK...IF HE DOES NOT HAVE A STICKER HE MUST SEE HIS GROUP LEADER AND CATCH UP ON WHAT HE MISSED AT THE DRIVERS MEETING BEFORE HE GOES OUT ONTO THE TRACK..WHETHER THAT IS ONE SESSION, TWO, OR THREE HOWEVER HE DOES NOT GO OUT ON TRACK UNTIL HE HAS THAT STICKER AND HE DOES NOT GET THAT STICKER FROM ANYBODY BUT HIS GROUP LEADER...(Effective 8/22/2009)
23...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL STOCK DIVISIONS IS A MIRROR IN CENTER OF THE CAR THAT IS CAPABLE OF SEEING BEHIND YOU...ALSO ONE THAT IS MOUNTED ON THE LEFT SIDE THAT WILL BE ABLE TO PICK UP THE LEFT SIDE MOTION...
MIRRORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON SPRINT CARS... EFFECTIVE 3/9/2019
NEW--24...INSTALL WINDOW NETS IN ANY CAR THAT YOU CAN REACH OUT THE WINDOW FROM THE SEAT.IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT CENTER STEER CARS WEAR ARM RESTRAINTS IF THEIR ARMS CAN REACH OUT THE WINDOW OPENING..(IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED THAT EVERYONE COMPLY WITH THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS IT WILL BECOME MANDATORY AT THE TRACKS...AT THAT TIME IF YOU DO NOT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE
**NEW???25 ???..All DAARA cars must have roll bars. They must be at least 2??? above the drivers head, with helmet on and made to a size appropriate for the car, installed on. It must also be made of at least 16 gage D.O.M. tubing
1. Lap belts with arm restraints are mandatory. It is recommended that faster Speedsters with roll bars be equipped with five-point seat belts.
2. Roll bars are not mandatory but are suggested in the faster cars. Bumpers and Nerf Bars are not required.
3. All Speedsters with a foot throttle must have two return springs on the carburetor/carburetors. Model T hand throttles must be in good condition.
4. All Speedsters must have working rear brakes. Faster Speedsters should have four-wheel brakes. It is also suggested that that they have a working hand brake.
5. All Speedster must have an emergency engine and fuel system cutoff switch clearly marked ‘ON/OFF’.
6. Speedsters can be either one or two seat vehicles that are powered by period four-cylinder engines.
7. Typically Speedsters are based on Model T and Model A Fords without major chassis or suspension modifications.
1. Car must conform to "sprint car" tire rules.
2. Car may or may not run a wing or wings.
3. Car may have radical chassis offset.
4. Car may have radical engine offset.
5. Car may have radical suspension.
6. "Skeeter" type cars will run in this class.
ARTICLE I. -- NAME AND PURPOSE
SECTION 1. The name of this club shall be known as The Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association (also referred to as DAARA).
SECTION 2. A. The primarypurpose of this club is to foster and promote the welfare regardingthe sport of antique automobile racing which encompasses; the history of these racing vehicles,restoration of the various typesofantique race cars, along with thedisplay and exhibition of these race cars.
B. Race carsacceptable will be speedsters (race track type), midgets, sprinters, champion cars, stock cars, and modified.To be considered vintage, these racecars must be representative of vehicles at least 1983 or older.Specific classes,non-inclusion vehicles and allowable modifications will be addressed in theto be updatedDAARA RULES& SAFETYMANUAL.Cars of any class may be rejected by the Board of Directors if the Board decides it doesn’t fit the spirit of the rules.
ARTICLE II. – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1. The business of the association shall be conducted bya Board of Directors consisting of eleven members in which four (4) shall be the elected club officers, six (6) shall be elected board members and one (1) will be the previous Past President. Tomaintain continuity,ClubOfficers and Board members shall serve a two-year termand shall be elected annually by a majority of the members entitled to vote. Three (3) of the six (6) board members will serve two-year alternating terms.Therefore, only three (3) memberswill be elected annually by a majority of the members entitled to vote.The Past President will serve onthe Board after his or her term as President has expireduntil a new President is elected
SECTION 2. Interimvacancies as Officers or BoardMembers shall be filled only by consensus of the remaining Officersand Board Members.
SECTION 3. Officers and Board Members shall hold office from the time of their election and until their successors are elected.
SECTION 4. Regular meetings of the Directors may be held at the call of the President or Vice-President, or by three or more Directors of the Board. Such regular meetings shall be conductedonly after a 3 day advancedwritten (E-mail)and/or oral (telephone) notice specifying the time and place of meeting and the nature of the business to be transacted at such meeting. Current computer technology may allow for E-mail conferencing. Emergency meetings may be called by the President or Vice President anytime a situation evolves that requires an immediate response. Official business cannot be conducted at any meeting unless a quorum of Officers and Directors are present or contacted. Six (6) members constitute a quorum. Board members missing more than two (2) consecutive meetings, (without good cause,) shall be brought before the board, at which time a vote to determine to accept the absences , or to replace the board member, for non-participation in club affairs, shall be determined.
ARTICLE III. – OFFICERS
SECTION 1. The association shall have the following officers who shall be elected every two years by a majority of member’s eligible to vote,to-wit the President, Vice-President, Secretary, andTreasurer. All such officers shall be eligible for re-election.
SECTION 2. President. When possible, the President shall preside at all meetings of the Directors and at all meetings of the members, and he or she shall perform such other duties as are usually performed by a President, including the acting as an ex-officio (non-voting) member of all committees.
SECTION 3. Vice-President. The Vice-President shall perform all the duties of the President in his or her absence or incapacity. The Vice-President may perform other duties as assigned by the President and Board of Directors.
SECTION 4. Secretary. The Secretary shall attend or communicate electronically all meetings of the Directors and the club membership and keep and/or transcribe all minutes of such meetings. The Secretary shall be responsiblemaintaining membership recordsand based on the directives of the President, supervise all records of the club along withsending out notices conducted by the Association.The Secretary shall perform such other duties as are usually preformed by a secretary of a corporation.
SECTION 5. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall collect, receive, and record all membershipduesand other Associationincomes. All funds of the Association shall be placed as promptly as possible in the bank. The Treasurer shall maintain the all of the Association’s financial records and make regular reports of the Association’s financial status to the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall make payments via check or debit cardfrom the Association’s funds when so ordered by the Association’s Board of Directors. No funds will be withdrawn without the written order of the Board of Directors, who may authorize the President or Vice-President to sign such an order for withdrawal.
ARTICLE IV. – MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. Any person of good moral character and reputation interested in antique automobile racing or any field of endeavor related thereto, may become a regular activeparticipating memberof Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association by completing the annual membership application form and paying the required membership dues. This format of membership allows for participation including voting rights on all issues presented.
SECTION 2. All accepted memberships shall include the members spouse or significant other, as recorded on the DAARA membership list
NOTE: To participate as an exhibition driver, the member must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, possess a valid state driver’s license and apply for and pay the required membership dues and receive regular active membership status.
SECTION 3. Upon receipt of a properly executed application, new members shall be accepted or rejected by the Board of Directors or amembership committee if one is appointed.
SECTION 4. Dues. The amount of the annualdues payable to the Treasurer shall be determinedby the Board of Directors and be payable on January 1st of all succeedingyears. All payments shall be made either in person or by mail. Participation in all DAARA events will be limited to current up-to-date paid members.
SECTION 5. Any member of the Association may be expelledfor sufficient causeby a majority vote of the Board of Directors. In such case, the member shall be notified of the cause, the facts of the expulsion along with the length i.e., temporary or permanent.This member mayappeal the charges or justify their reasons for such inappropriate actions.All appeals must be presented to the President within ten (10) days after receipt of the expulsion. Any discussion for final resolution will transpire at the nest scheduled Board of Director’s meeting after which the member in question will be notified of the outcome.
SECTION 6. All push cars shall pay $10.00 per event at the DAARA trailer to reimburse DAARA for push truck payment. Effective 3-9-2019
ARTICLE V. – GOVERNMENT
SECTION 1. Every question which shall come before a meeting of the members or adhoccommittee shall be decided by a majority of the votes cast. All issues coming before the Board of Directors shall be resolved by votes cast by a quorum. A quorum will consist of six (6) or more Directors.
SECTION 2. The rules contained in “Roberts Rules of Order” latest available edition, shall be the prevailing conduct of all meetings of the Board of Directors, the
general membership, and for any appointed adhoc committees where they are applicable and when not inconsistent with the by-laws.
ARTICLE VI. – MEETING OF THE MEMBERS
SECTION 1. The Association Membership shall hold at least one (1) meeting in the Fall
(November) for a social gathering and awards and again one (1) in February.
Any required special meetings shall be called as per Article II, Section 4.
SECTION 2. Voting. Any question which might be submitted at a meeting of the general membership entitled to vote thereon, will be conducted by a show of hands.
A majority vote by all members present shall be sufficient to decide any question.
Voting ballots for Officers or Board of Directors shall be distributed to all members at their last known address by mail and at least thirty (30) days prior to the deadline for acceptance. Only ballots returned by mail within the allotted timeline will be counted in this election. The Board of Directors may make other regulations as deemed advisable for the conducting of this voting. In any such case, a majority vote of all members casting ballots by mail, shall be sufficient to elect the Officers and Board of Directors. An adhoc committee will be appointed to count register these election results.
ARTICLE VII. – RESPONSIBILITY
SECTION 1. No Officers, Board of Directors Official or member representing the association will be personally liable for any property or personal damage as a result of directing or participating in an Association activity. Such as but not exclusively safety inspector, flagman, corner flagman, announcer, track official, etc.
SECTION 2. Every member shall be responsible for their conduct and for the safety of his or her vehicle during any Association function.
SECTION 3. No activities shall be held under the name of the association without the written approval of the Board of Directors and the direct supervision of at least one Board of Director member.
ARTICLE VIII. -- AMENDMENTS
SECTION 1. By-laws may be adopted, amended, or repealed by the two-thirds vote of membership entitled to exercise a majority of the voting power of the association or by the written assent of such members. Subject to the right of the members to adopt, amend, or repeal By-Laws, By-Laws may be adopted, amended or repealed by a quorum of the Board of Directors, other than with respect to a By-Law changing the authorized number of Directors. A By-Law to change the number of Directors must be adopted by the written vote or consent of a majority of the members of the association entitled to vote. Amajority of returned mail ballots shall be sufficient.
The above By-Laws were adopted by the membership and the following officers on.
SECTION 2. Change January, 1996
Voting: Any question which might be submitted at a meeting of the members, all members present and entitled to vote and in good standing with the club are entitled to cast a vote at that time which will be counted by a show of hands