[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead 6-7-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988 (Ch. 85 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to develop an orderly system of rules governing the operation of motor vehicle raceways within the Town of Riverhead.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- Refers to motor vehicles which participate at motor vehicle raceways.
- MOTOR VEHICLE RACEWAYS
- Any premises used for the purpose of the operation of any motorized vehicles in competition with each other or in competition and determined by elapsed time.
- The operation of a motor vehicle during practice, noncompetitive, runs on the raceway track.
Prior to the commencement of the racing season, the operator shall file a schedule of racing days with the Town Clerk, which schedule shall clearly state the date of racing and each and every proposed alternate rain date.
No motor vehicle raceway shall permit any motor vehicle to warm up or compete except during the hours of 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. through 10:45 p.m. on a maximum of two days per week, exclusive of rescheduled events, during the months of April, May, June, July, August and September, which shall not exceed 28 days.
In the event of the cancellation of a scheduled event due to weather conditions, the motor vehicle raceway may reschedule the event to the proximate week upon reasonable notification to the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead.
All motor vehicles operating upon the motor vehicle raceway shall be equipped with a muffler as defined in § 375 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
No person shall operate or allow the operation of a motor vehicle raceway or operate a motor vehicle at such raceway except in conformity with the requirements of this chapter. A violation of this chapter shall be an unclassified misdemeanor. Each offense shall be punished by a minimum fine of $500.