Welcome to the Zone 8 Rules Proposals page. The purpose of this page is to provide an avenue for Zone 8 members to suggest new rules and changes to existing rules. You will also find all the permanent links to all zone competition & driving rules and regulations. All rules comments and concerns are catalogued and compiled to give a real reflection of member inputs for year-end rule modifications.

Suggestions for improving these rules are encouraged. The process is as follows:

  • Propose rules and send them to the Z8 staff
  • Comment on rules proposed by others
  • The Z8 Rules Committee meets and creates the draft official proposal
  • Comment further on any deviations in the draft official proposal
  • from the original proposals
  • Possible revisions to the draft official proposal by the Z8 Rules Committee
  • The official proposal is distributed to the presidents for review
  • At the Presidents Meeting, the presidents vote to accept or reject proposals

Timeline for 2018

  • Proposal & Comment Period: February 1 to June 30, 2018
  • Comment Only Period: July 1 to August 1, 2018
  • Rules Committee Meets: August 12, 2018
  • Second Comment Period: September 1 to October 21, 2018
  • Final Proposal to Presidents: November 7, 2018
  • Presidents Approve: December 2, 2018

Rule Proposals for 2019

Proposed Rules

Draft Rules for 2019 (updated: December 18, 2018)

Final Disposition

Rule Changes for 2019 (updated: December 3, 2018)

Final Proposals

Rule Changes-Final Proposal (PDF) (updated: November 13, 2018)

Round 2

Rule Change Proposals (PDF) (updated: August 25, 2018)

What Happened to my Rule Change Proposal (PDF) (updated: August 17, 2018)

Round 1

Rule Change Proposals (PDF) (updated: Jul 31, 2018)

Comment Submission Guidelines

Please comment! Please let us know if you agree or disagree with proposed changes. Do they increase fairness and fun? Do they make us safer? Or...? Please explain why you think what you think.

Submit comments on the proposed changes to the Rules Coordinator at: ruleproposals@zone8.org

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Submit proposals to the Rules Coordinator at: ruleproposals@zone8.org
When submitting rule change proposals, please use the following format:

Current Rule and the Problem
Please tell us what the issue or problem is and what rule you believe should be changed to fix it. The most important concepts the Rules Committee needs are: What is going wrong. What is unfair, unsafe or otherwise broken. Who does it effect and how does it affect them. Providing data and analysis of results is always very helpful in supporting your suggestion.

Proposed Change
If possible, please propose suggestions for changing the rule(s) in question.

Describe how the proposed rule changes would fix the problem and/or addresses the situation. In addition to clearly stating what you see is a problem, you must clearly demonstrate how and why your proposal resolves the situation.

Please use data and explain your reasoning in a clear and logical manner. Often rule proposals are rejected because the Rules Committee does not understand the author's description of the problem or what the proposal is trying to do or change. Another frequent cause of rejection is when the proposed change doesn't appear to address the issue presented.