Barrel Race Rule Clarification

Barrel Race Rule Amended
The competitor has 30 seconds to enter the arena and cross the start line, the 30 seconds starts from when the judge instructs the flag to be raised..
Barrel Race Rule
All barrel race contestants must enter through the designated entry gate at the commencement of the run and leave through the designated exit gate. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
Definition by judges and board.
The entry gate will be opened when the flag goes up unless the contestant requests it to be shut, then it is opened upon the contestants nod