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Racing flags

Discussion in 'Sports' started by nickdalzell, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Well-Known Member
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    i have been to races and here they just use a caution flag. never saw a red one...there IS a black flag but i have no idea what it stands for
     

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  2. Unforgiven

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    That is for a penalty normally.
     
  3. Speed Daemon

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    The black flag means that the driver getting the flag had broken a rule or has to leave the track to correct a technical problem. Sometimes they'll use the black flag to clear the track too; it depends on the rules of the particular racing authority.

    Red flags are rare. They literally mean "stop". You'll see a red flag come out when there's a serious injury and the life flight helicopter needs to land right away, for example.
     
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  4. nickdalzell

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    well i've seen a rather nasty 9-car pileup and rollover mess once during an EMP modified race here, the ambulance and fire came but the entire track was under a orange (caution) flag, and just rolled slowly without any laps or such being recorded during the duration. i suppose in KY dirt-track races there is no red flag.
     
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    I spun these off into a new thread in sports so we didn't derail the original to far.:)
     
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