THE FOLLOWING IS A GUIDE TO THE FLAGS USED AT BARRIE SPEEDWAY.

GREEN FLAG

Indicates the beginning of a race, qualifying or practice session. It is waved after a caution to tell the drivers that the race has been restarted.

WHITE FLAG

Indicates that a driver is entering the last lap of practice, qualifying or a race. It is waved continuously to all cars following the leader until the leader approaches the finish line.

CROSSED FLAGS

Indicates the halfway point of the race.

VERTICAL FLAGS

Indicates there are 2 laps remaining in the race. The flags are rolled up and usually held vertically.

CHECKERED FLAG

The flag is displayed to indicate that the leader has completed the required number of laps and the race is over. The checkered flag also ends the race for cars that have not yet completed the scheduled number of laps.

YELLOW FLAG

Signals drivers to use caution on the track and prepare to fall in behind the pace car after the start-finish line. The yellow flag is most often used following on track accidents but are also used for debris or oil that may have been put down on the track. When racing resumes, drivers return to the position they held after the last complete lap.

RED FLAG

Indicates a dangerous situation on or near the track and the race is being stopped immediately. The red flag is generally used for conditions that can range from weather problems to accidents to surface problems such as oil on the track. A red flag often means the track has been completely blocked by an accident or debris and there is no safe route through the problem.

PASSING / LAPPING

The blue or passing flag usually is an indication to a driver that there is a faster car coming up behind him and is about to overtake him. The driver that is about to be overtaken, should permit the faster car to pass safely. Used generally when drivers are being lapped.

BLACK FLAG (Driver misconduct)

Indicates a driver must return to the pits because of a rules infraction or disqualification. Starter will generally point at the car using another flag to indicate the car being "black flagged".

 

BLACK FLAG (Mechanical)

Used to alert a driver that their is unsafe and requires inspection or repairs.