THE RACE EVENTS
Along with the judges there are 2 camera personnel. One situated high in the grandstand that videos the infield until everyone has cleared and then catches up to the race and follows it through to the end. The other camera person is positioned on the first corner videoing into the barreling area before and during the race and then as much of the race track as possible. These videos are used in the case of an appeal (A drivers challenge of a judges call or missed call). All judges meet at the conclusion of the races to review film.
If a driver would like to appeal, he has a half hour after the “Official Times” have been sent by the race secretary to fill out a protest form stating the call he is protesting. He hands the form along with a $500.00 cheque into the race secretary. At this time the Race Secretary notifies the protest board who consists of 4 judges plus the judge that made the call along with the head video person. These people meet that night to review the appeal. If the driver is found at fault he loses his $500 and the penalty remains. If the protest is overturned, the driver gets his $500 back and if the protest comes back inconclusive the driver gets half of his money back and the penalty remains.