TRACK RULES 2010
RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER
The rules and/or
regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable
requirements for such events. These rules will govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events,
all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANT OF SAFETY WILL
RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND /OR REGULATIONS. They are intended
as a guide for the conduct of the sport of drag racing and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant,
spectator or official. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF
SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials.
GENERAL RULE STATEMENT
The track holds the right to change a rule if the
track manager deems the situation warrants such action.
Vehicles participating in drag racing events will be presentable at all times. A Tech Official may reject vehicles that
are improperly prepared. Any rider/driver, crew member, or person in association with a rider/driver or a crew member
who is considered to be under the influence of any drug, alcohol, or any other judgment impairing substance will be expelled
from the race and escorted off the premise together with the entire crew and vehicle associated with the offender. Alcoholic
beverages of any kind are prohibited from being consumed by any racer or crew member prior to the completion of their racing
for the day. Speed limit in the pit area, return road, and other areas is 10 M.P.H. and no burn-outs or
transbrake tests are allowed anywhere except the burn-out box. Violators endangering others with reckless and inconsiderate
drive habits (whether it is in/on a race vehicle or pit vehicle) will be expelled from the race facility with the entire
crew and race vehicle. Upon entering the race, racers agree to abide by the previously mentioned rules and that all
interpretation of rules, questions and protests are left up to the starter, staging official or tech personnel. We recommend
you purchase a NHRA rulebook, which contains a complete set of rules.
Rules in Alphabetical Order
only is permitted to burn past starting line.
front brakes will be allowed to burn-out past the starting-line, regardless of class.
All other cars will be disqualified if any portion of the car breaks through the Pre-stage and stage
beams (deep stage or beyond).
First round losers may buy back into competition.
Buy-backs will be inserted directly into the second round. Buy-backs MUST be purchased prior to the
Buy-back rounds. Any participant that makes a pass (accepts the tree) without having purchased the buy-back run will LOSE
500 track points for each offense plus pay a $100.00 fine and will be suspended from the track until fine has been
paid.. No shows (car breaks) for first round may buy-back into second round.
Bye runs are determined by closest to dial in. In
the event of a tie, reaction times will decide the bye run. If a tie can not be decided by reaction time, a coin
flip shall determine who gets the bye in the next round. Once you have received a bye, you are not eligible
for another until all remaining competitors have also had a bye. First round bye will be pulled randomly by tower.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE POLICY
Any participant found to be under the influence of any controlled substance is in violation of NHRA's
substance abuse policy and will be referred to Track Management for disciplinary action. Disciplinary action could mean suspension
from competition for a period of one year.
Dial-ins and car numbers must be on the right side
window of your car and windshield. Poorly written dial-ins will not be accepted. Tower personnel must be able
to read dial-ins at all times. One warning will be given to drivers whose dials are too small or not legible. The next infraction
driver will be disqualified. If you do not a have a permanent number from NHRA, you will receive a track appointed number
the first time you enter a race. Please use this number for the remainder of the season. It will help the tower staff
as they enter racers into the computer. Contestants may change dial-ins between rounds. Contestants’
dials ins must stay within the parameters of their class. All dial-ins must be on your car and cannot be changed once you
are motioned into the water box. The competitors dial-in will be visible on the scoreboards. If you feel a dial-in is
entered incorrectly, DO NOT PRE-STAGE YOUR CAR until you are sure the dial-in is entered
correctly. Once you have PRE-STAGED your vehicle, you are accepting race conditions "as is". Once
you have PRE-STAGED your car there will be no re-runs. CREW MEMBERS ARE NOT ALLOWED to touch
the car, starter, or interfere in any manner what so ever once the car is PRE-STAGED. If your car is PRE-STAGED,
and a crewmember interferes, the racer will be disqualified. After this point no other consideration will be given.
This track will operate under the first or worse rule. Should a driver receive a red-light foul start
and the opposing driver crosses the lane boundary line, the latter infraction would prevail and the driver committing the
foul start would be reinstated. In determining lane boundary crossing violations, it is considered a disqualification
when any portion of a tire completely crosses the painted line surface. In cases where both opponents cross the centerline
and outside line, both drivers will be disqualified. Excessive braking will not be tolerated. The track reserves the
right to disqualify a driver for excessive braking. Contact with the guardrail, barriers, or any other track fixture (rubber
cones when used, are considered visual aids and not fixtures) is grounds for disqualification and/or other actions.
Intentional crossing of boundary lines to leave the track or avoid depositing debris on track is not grounds for disqualification.
All NHRA member tracks require that a driver have a valid state/government-issued driver’s license.
Learner’s permits will not be accepted as a valid driver’s license. In addition to a valid driver’s license,
some classes require that you have a valid NHRA driver’s license as well. The track reserves the right to request to
view your driving credentials at any time during our events.
GOLF-CARTS, ATV'S, MOTOR SCOOTERS, AND TOW VEHICLES
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE A GOLF CART, ATV, MINI-BIKE, MOTOR SCOOTER,
MOTORIZED SKATE BOARD, OR ANY OTHER MOTORIZED VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE. One warning will be given.
On second offense vehicle will be taken by track personal and stored until the end of the racing weekend. These vehicles
are not to be used as recreational vehicles at the facility. Anyone doing so will be asked to park the vehicle or to leave
the facility. Any child under the age of 14 must remain in the tow vehicle in the staging lanes or return road.
These rules apply to all racers, pit crew, and spectators alike. Please conduct yourself in a professional
manner. There will be NO ALCOHOL allowed in the staging lanes or at any point beyond there. Absolutely NO GLASS
BOTTLES allowed on the facility. No firearms or weapons are allowed on the grounds. Should it come to the attention
that the afore mentioned items exist, you will be turned over to local authorities. Any person who does not abide by
these rules will be asked to leave the facility and face further suspension from future events.
If an event is canceled due to in climate weather, the following will apply:
BRACKET RACE: If your class has not completed 1 st round, a full credit will be issued to all drivers. If only 1st
round is completed, 1st round winners will receive a credit (rain check), 1st round losers will not. Once 2nd round has been completed, no credit will be issued. The entire purse will be split equally between all remaining competitors.
This credit will be good for 60 days from issue. If the racing season ends sooner than 60 days, the credit will expire on
the last race.
If racing is canceled 1 hour after time trials
have begun, no credit will be issued. If a race is canceled before the 1hr cut off, a credit will be issued. The credit will
be good for 30 days from issue. If the racing season ends sooner than 30 days, the credit will expire on the last race.
If a competitor breaks on or before their first burnout, they will receive a rain check worth the amount
of each Tech card. If a car has staged, there will be no refund. If a car breaks before eliminations, an alternate
vehicle may be used per Track Manager approval. No additional time trials will be awarded. If a driver is using an alternate
vehicle, that vehicle cannot be used by another driver. You cannot use your buddy's car that he is also running in another
class. Also, the alternate car you are using must be the right car for the class. For example, you cannot run
a streetcar in Super Pro.
From time to time problems may occur that require a re-run in eliminations. The track manager has the
final say so in deciding whether a round will be re-run or not. It is track policy to re-run pairs in the event of a computer
malfunction or other uncontrollable circumstances whenever possible. Each situation is different, and will be dealt with in
the most fair and expeditious manner possible.
Run For the Money
is a special one round race that is open to all competitors, as long as they are in competition during the bracket race.
The Entry fee will be $20. The winner shall receive 50% of the entry fees that are paid.
The winner shall be determined by the car that runs closest to its dial in time, without breaking out.
In the case of a tie, the driver with the best reaction time (closest to .000 without red lighting) shall be determined
the winner. If there is still a tie, the money shall be split equally between the two winners.
Any participant that does not pay for the “Run for the Money” will LOSE 500 track points from the class
they usually run in, pay a $100.00 fine and will be suspended from the track until fine has been paid.
Do not come to the staging lanes until your class in called.
It is your responsibility to listen to the PA system or radio for class call.
Cars will be motioned from the staging lanes to the burn-box by the lane master. When
there is one single lane remaining, the first car will be motioned to the left lane and the second car into the right lane.
If there are two cars remaining, then the car that was awarded the "bye run" from the previous round will be awarded
Our Tech Inspectors have the final say in any technical matters. They are specially trained in
the area. All vehicles must complete a tech inspection before going down the track.
Every driver must fill out a tech card for each class he or she participates in. Please fill out tech cards completely.
All tech cards must be signed by driver.
Any cars left in competition, in any class, will NOT
be allowed to make time only runs between rounds.
will be made to provide a fair amount of time trials for each racer before eliminations. There is no guarantee on the
number of sessions offered.
RED shirts can identify track personnel. Some have radios. If you have any
questions, contact a track employee and they will help you.