Dragster (1/8th mile ONLY)
1. ET restricted to 12.90 seconds or slower based on an ET dial-your-own, May not
dial quicker than 12.90. Breakout rules apply.
2. Any racer running quicker than
12.70 ET at any time during an event will receive one warning. If the same racer runs quicker
than 12.70 ET again at the same event, he/she will be disqualified for the remainder of the event. Any
racer running quicker than 12.50 ET at any time during an event will be immediately disqualified from the remainder
of the even. NO SECOND CHANCES.
1. ET restricted to 8.90 seconds or slower based
on an ET dial-your-own, May not dial quicker than 8.90, Break out rules apply.
2. Any racer running quicker than 8.70 ET at any time during an event will receive one warning.
If the same racer runs quicker than 8.70 ET again at the same event, he/she will be disqualified for the remainder
of the event. Any racer running quicker than 8.50 ET at any time during an event will be immediately
disqualified from the remainder of the even. NO SECOND CHANCES.
1. ET restricted to 7.90 seconds
or slower based on an ET dial-your-own, break out rules apply.
2. Any racer running quicker than 7.70 ET at any time during
an event will receive one warning. If the same racer runs quicker than 7.70 ET again at the same
event, he/she will be disqualified for the remainder of the event. Any racer running quicker than 7.50
ET at any time during an event will be immediately disqualified from the remainder of the event. NO
Honor System: Because it is difficult for track officials to determine what age group each driver is and what
times they should be running at the moment all Jr Dragsters are expected to compete under the honor system. If it is
discovered by track official that a racer has dialed or was running quicker than the allowed time for the driver's age
group (if the ET is a time that would disqualify the driver), the driver will be penalized by having all points for
the entire event deducted from their total. If the driver brings this to the attention of track officials while the event
is running, then the driver shall receive points for losing the round.
ALL JR. DRAGSTERS
1. At all times when a Jr. Dragster vehicle is being towed, the driver must be
seated in the cockpit. No passengers allowed.
A fluorescent or brightly colored flag, is
to be attached to the Jr. Dragster anytime the vehicle is being towed, this is mandatory. Minimum
height above the ground when attached, 5 feet. Jr. Dragster may not be pushed by any motorized
vehicle. Tow strap may not attach to any portion of the roll cage.
recreational or fun riding will be allowed. NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS OF AGE PERMITTED
TO OPERATE A MOTORIZED VEHICLE WITHIN THE RACING FACILITY. One warning will be given.
On second offense vehicle will be taken by track personal and stored until the end of the racing weekend.
Albuquerque Dragway Junior Dragster Procedures
Handicap racing, .500 full tree, dial-your-own eliminations.
Breakout rules apply.
All drivers and their cars shall proceed to the pre-stage
lanes when called. All drivers will have a poker chip with their name on it put into a bag to
place the driver on a sportsman ladder. Random pairings will be done for the 1st round. After 1st round all winning
driver's chips and buy backs will be placed into the bag again and then a ladder will be created for the 2nd round.
A ladder can not be used for 1st round as buy backs will occur.
For 1st round if there are an odd number of cars, the first chip pulled will receive a bye run.
That driver may choose either lane and will be the first car down the track. All other
bye runs will be determined by the ladder. The same driver can not receive a bye run int he 1st and 2nd round, however
if a driver receives the 1st round bye, he may receive a bye based on his position on the ladder in other rounds. Having
a competitor break (competition bye run) will not count as having earned the bye run.
Remaining Pairings: The first chip pulled will be in the left lane and the second chip will be in the right.
This will continue until all of the chips have been pulled. Pairs shall proceed to the
starting line and run in the order their pair was pulled.
The ladder will be at the tech building. All ladders will be based on a NHRA Sportsman ladder. These ladders are
predetermined by NHRA based on the number of cars in the class.
- Jr. Dragsters must be staged
under the drivers control and must be in a forward motion.
- If a Jr. deep stages, the driver must be prepared to accept the
tree. Jr. Dragster will be the only class at Albuquerque Dragway that is allowed to deep
- After proper
staging and receiving the starter’s signal to go, re-staging for a second time is prohibited.
- Once the Jr. has lighted the pre-stage
bulb, no one will be allowed to touch the vehicle, or it will be disqualified and not allowed to make the
- If a Jr. engine
looses fire after pre-staging the motor may not be restarted, driver will loose that run.
If an issue is raised that is not
addressed in these procedures or the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League rulebook, the standard NHRA rulebook will be used
as written for sportsman categories. Should the issue not be addressed in any of these places, the issue will be
decided by the track.