RSD runs its events in the absolute safest manner in order to insure safety of all drivers, spectators, and track venues. We expect all of our attendees to abide by all rules. It is very important that all venues are kept clean and that all venue rules are strictly followed. 


2016 Rulebook – Drivers and Spectators

Section I: Drivers Requirements

1.)  All drivers must attend the Driver’s meeting, which will be held 30 minutes before the start of each event. Ex. If an event starts at 10:00am the drivers meeting will begin at 9:30am.

2.)  All drivers must possess a valid driver’s license. If they do not then they must be willing to sign an underage waiver form. Underage drivers must have a parent/guardian present

3.)  Driver’s MUST clean up all trash at the end of the event. We have some awesome venues to drift at this season. Let’s not ruin that by leaving trash everywhere.

4.)  Driver’s must wear long pants and closed toe shoes.

5.)  All drivers must wear a working seatbelt!

6.)  A helmet IS required. Sa2010 or newer is required. Open face helmet is allowed but must have a chin strap and it must be used

7.)  Road Speed is 15 mph in all areas of the track, unless you are an active driver on the track.

8.)  No trucks, vans, or SUVs are allowed to drift without approval. Any soft-top convertibles must have rollover protection. RSD reserves the right to refuse track use to any vehicle deemed unsafe for participation.

9.)  All cars MUST have a seatbelt and all drivers must wear a SEATBELT


Section II: Spectator Requirements

1.)  All spectators must stand or sit within the spectator-designated area.

2.)  All spectators must use nearby trashcans and must not leave any trash.

3.)  If any spectator that is found outside of the designated spectator area will be swiftly removed from the event.

4.)  All drivers and spectators must park their vehicles in the designated parking area.

5.)  Road Speed is 10 mph in all areas of the track, unless you are an active driver on the track.

Section III: Vehicle Requirements

1.)  Vehicle inspection will be conducted at the beginning of every event. Tech Inspection will be conducted before the driver’s meeting. Any car deemed unsafe will not be able to participate until all safety requirements are met.

2.)  Brakes, Drive train, chassis, and suspension will all be inspected for safety.

3.)  Fire Extinguishers are required for all events. 

4.)  Everything Loose inside your vehicle must be removed including floor mats, cell phones, baby car seats, sunglasses, tires and all other types of random junk

5.)  ABSOLUTLEY no fluids can be leaking out of your car.

6.)  Exhaust must be present on all cars.

7.)  Battery must be securely tied down with proper hardware. No duct tape or wood blocks. If the battery box is located in the drivers compartment then it must be sealed – non venting. If it is not sealed then it must vent to the exterior of the car.

8.)  All suspension bushings and ball joints must be in good condition and must not have any play or clunking.

9.)  All participants’ cars must have all lug nuts present on both rims and spacers.

10.) A heat shield is required for all Pocono East Course events. This heat shield must protect the brake and clutch master cylinders and is only required for cars with exhaust manifolds on driver side. This is only a Poconos east course requirement.

11.) Coolant overflow is required. Yes, it can be a bottle but the hoses must be properly fastened to the tank.

12.) Brakes are a required for all driver classes……

13.) Convertibles: All convertibles MUST have a roll bar for all 2014 events. No exceptions. No junk roll bars either. Please contact us with any questions about roll bars being accepted

Section IV: Driver Class Requirements

There will be 3 driver’s classes for all major events and 2 classes for the smaller events. The requirements for each class are as follows. This year we will be very strict on our driver classes in order to keep our events well organized. All drivers will be organized into a driver class based off of their performance last year. IF you did not drive with us last year then your driver class will be based off of how cool your Facebook photos are…

C Group

1.)  This class is for all beginner drifters.

2.)  All safety rules stated above must be met.

3.)  No tandem drifting allowed

4.)  No passengers allowed unless it’s a drifting instructor.

B Group

1.)  This class will be for all intermediate drifters.

2.)  All safety rules stated above must be met

3.)  Must have a working e-brake

4.)  Must have entry-level coilovers or comparable suspension.

A Group

This group will be allowed to tandem based on the following criteria.

1.)  All members of this group MUST have a roll cage for all road course events except Lime Rock Park. It is highly recommended for all parking lot events but not required

2.)  Other A group drifters will evaluate each driver before being allowed to enter into group A.

3.)  All drivers MUST have a fire extinguisher.


Camping will be offered  this year. Please keep in mind that all RSD rules on camping will be strictly enforced.

  • No cars are to be on after dark. There is no driving around after dark
  • No cars will be allowed to enter the track after dark unless they have previous arranged late arrival with me. If you anticipate a late arrival then please contact me at
  • No animals are allowed
  • No fires are allowed
  • Be respectful of fellow campers
  • Be ready to rock in the AM. Being tired is no excuse for missing drivers meeting!!

For any questions please feel free to contact the RSD crew by emailing us through our contact form or email us.

Thank you,