Crashnet > Guide Index > 3. Start, Restart &
Clutch start: used primarily in Hot Rod
formulas, cars start from standstill. Drivers usually have
car in gear, resting the clutch until green flag is
dropped, hence name.
Rolling start: cars roll around track,
often with a pace car ahead, before start. When pace car
exits and green flag then drops, cars accelerate to full
speed. Note that not all promotions or tracks use pace
cars, relying on lead grid cars to keep pace.
False start: Where one or more drivers
accelerates to racing speed before the green flag drops,
giving that driver or drivers unfair advantage. Race will
be stopped and/or drivers penalised at stewards' or
Full restart: Occurs when race is stopped
due to false start or racing incident where race has yet to
reach a point where it is deemed to be sufficiently run for
good racing to have occurred. Often this is defined as a
quarter of the total race laps scheduled. Cars will assume
grid positions and race restarted. Any laps or positions
from aborted race segment are counted as void.
Ordered or position restart: Occurs when
race is stopped due to racing incident where race has
reached a point where it is deemed to sufficiently run for
good racing to have occurred, often defined as a quarter of
the completed laps up to three quarters of the completed
laps. Cars assume position in single file according to
position in race at last completed lap, race will restart
and continue for remainder of scheduled laps.
Declared result: If the race has reached
three quarters of its schedule and has been stopped, then
the result is declared based on the positions at the last
completed lap. No further racing will take place, the race
having been declared over.
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