Rule 10.3.10 Follow Car
During each Sweepstakes race a motor vehicle known as the follow car shall drive around the buggy course behind the trailing buggy in that race. The follow car should stay approximately one hundred feet behind the trailing buggy at all times so as not to interfere with that buggy during the race. The Assistant Head Judge and one representative of each entry in the heat underway shall ride in the follow car so that they may observe that heat from that vantage point and provide any assistance that may be necessary during that heat. Other people involved with the Sweepstakes races may ride in the follow car at the discretion of the Sweepstakes Chairman.
The vehicle used as the follow car should be either a convertible top car or some sort of pick-up truck, in order to afford the best view of the race possible to the people riding in it. If this vehicle is a pickup truck, its tail gate must always be closed while the vehicle is moving in order to reduce the chances of anyone falling out of it. It is also advisable to have a framework type of structure extending up from the sides of the pick-up truck bed, in order to help prevent anyone from falling out over the sides of the truck bed. The vehicle used as the follow car shall be obtained by the Sweepstakes Chairman with the assistance of the Sweepstakes Advisor. The driver of the follow car shall be determined by the Sweepstakes Advisor.
In the event of an accident during a heat, the follow car should be stopped near the scene of the accident in order that the people in the follow car may render assistance to those involved in the accident. The members of the racing organizations riding in the follow car MUST have any tools or devices that are necessary to quickly remove any of their drivers from their buggies. If an organization fails to have these tools or devices in the car following the buggies during any race, that organization shall be fined the amount of $25.00 and the buggy in question shall be disqualified from that race.