Track Rules

2019

Speed Unlimited E.T. Series                           Rules, Policies, & Procedures

Top ET(car or bike) 0-11.49 1/4 mile or 0-7.35 1/8 mile

Modified ET(Car or Bike) 0-13.99 1/4 mile or 0-8.59 1/8 mile

Sportsman(full bodied entries only) 12.00 and slower 1/4 mile 7.50 and slower 1/8 mile

Junior Dragster-HALFSCALE dragsters for drivers age 7-17. Ages 7-9 limited to 11:90 & slower, Ages 10-17 Limited to 8:90 & slower, Ages 12-17 Limited to 7:90 & slower with Master License.

 

Table of Contents

I. Tech Inspection, Extended Tech, Track Credits & Breakage

II. Staging, Pairings, Bye Runs, & Burnouts

III. Conduct of Drivers & Pit Crew

IV. Compulink Crosstalk, AutoStart & Stage Lok

V. Dial Ins, Electronics & Protest Procedures

VI. General Rules

VII. The Last and MOST Important Rule at CIR…

 

I-Tech Inspection, Extended Tech, Track Credits & Breakage

  • Tech Inspection: Tech is located on the east side of the pit café. All vehicles are required to park in the pits, unload your vehicle and report to tech inspection with all safety equipment, clothing, and accessories required to race. Please fill out your tech card completely and be prepared to show your IHRA License if your vehicle runs 9:99 or quicker in ¼ mile (6:49 or quicker in the 1/8th mile). All Racers must have a valid state driver license and/or competition license by E.T. After passing Inspection you may enter the lanes if they are open for your class. If not, please return to the pits and wait for your class to be called. A vehicle may be reexamined by tech or track officials at any time, for any reason. Random inspections of vehicles will be conducted during any event, if chosen, you must report to the tech inspector with out delay. You may NOT “pit” first.
  • Extended Tech: You are required to go through an initial inspection of your car/motorcycle on the first points race entered. After you have passed this initial tech inspection, you do not need to bring your car/motorcycle through tech each week. All that is required is to bring your filled-out tech card (with driver signatures) to tech. If driving any other vehicle other than what was presented on the initial inspection, you must bring that vehicle to tech along with that tech card.
  • Track Credit: NO rain checks will be issued, or event rescheduled after the first round of eliminations is completed. If a rain out occurs before eliminations, only entry points will be awarded. The event may be made up unless it is the final points race of the season. If a rain out occurs during round one, only completed classes will be scored with round points. Rain checks will only be issued to racers in classes that were not completed. If a rain out occurs after first round is completed it is a total rain out and NO rain checks will be given. All remaining money will be split to racers.
  • Breakage Policy: If you break coming off the trailer and you leave the dragstrip before eliminations-a full rain check will be given. If you break in the water box on a time run or during eliminations-NO rain check. NO REFUNDS OR RAINCHECKS IF YOU MADE ANY RUNS. Although there are no refunds if your vehicle breaks during time trials, you can substitute another vehicle and run in another bracket. See procedure (1) You’ll need to go through tech with the new vehicle. (2) To change brackets, upgrade, or substitute a vehicle: Go to the tower and consult Race Director for approval. All questions concerning acceptable bracket changes, upgrades, or substitute vehicles must be approved by the Race Director. They will give you direction on how to proceed. This change must be done before Rd 1 of eliminations for that class. The substitute entry may or may not get a time run. Acceptable substitute vehicles must be out of competition, legal for class and may NOT be re-entered through a buy-back.

II-Staging Lanes, Pairings, Buy Backs, Bye Runs, & Burnouts

  • Staging Lanes: As a courtesy to all the drivers, please get to the staging lanes promptly when called, only one PA call is required. Drivers competing in more than (1) class must be ready to race when called to the lanes. Starting the 2019 racing season: The procedure for the staging lanes is as follows: Each class will have designated lanes, we will no longer be doing the chip system. You pull into the lane that you want to run (Lane choice). Example: we will use lanes 8,7,6, and 5. Lane 8 will be the right lane (spectator side), lane 7 will be left lane (tower side) so on and so forth…in the event all cars come to one lane later in rounds, the car in front of the other will get the lane choice. For Lane choice in the semifinal round and final we will draw cards or chips for lane choice at that time
  • Pairings: In the event cars have be paired up and called to start and one fails to fire, the non-offending competitor will have the option to accept the race as a break single pass. The break line is the line at the head of staging. A race begins when a pair of vehicles are called to cross the break line onto the track surface. In any event, cars that have been paired will NOT be re-paired due to a break. In all cases, good sportsmanship by giving the failed car a chance to make the round will be accommodated. Track officials will make every effort to determine winners on the racetrack by competition, not by disqualification. If a vehicle has problems after crossing the break line it will be given 1 minute to restart or correct. Actual time allowed will be at the discretion of Track Management and based on the situation at hand. Track Management shall have total discretion of the time allotted to stage a pair of vehicles and activate the tree. Their decision is final. In the unlikely event of a re-run, the competitors will not be allowed to change their dial-ins or lane choice. Failure to re-run is an automatic disqualification. If both competitor’s withdrawal from a re-run, any payout will revert to the prior round.
  • Buy Backs: Double entry is not permitted on any event (double entries are defined as two drivers being alive in eliminations in the same car or one driver with two entries in the same car). However, one driver is permitted to drive two different cars in the same class or the same car in two classes (provided it meets the rules for both classes). Racers are also permitted to drive two different cars in two different classes. Buy-backs-Drivers that do not win the first round will be allowed to buy back into competition. All buy back entries race each other in the 2nd round with winners going on to the 3rd  If there is an odd number of buy backs, the last buy back car will run a first-round winner. Buy backs can be paid for at the base of tower in the payout booth. We will call buy backs promptly into the lanes and you will be running in the 2nd round of competition. You get NO points for this round or future round wins.
  • Bye Runs: For first round of competition buys are drawn at random in the tower. All subsequent rounds’ byes are given based on the best reaction time from the previous round. Racers carry and retain the bye until they use it. For Junior byes, qualifying round then laddered. On a solo pass, a driver who has the “bye” need only to break the beams in a forward motion to receive a win. A bye is considered “given” and/or “used” if that driver was not paired in the staging lanes or if that driver was paired and made a single run due to competitor forfeit. A driver who has the bye, races a competitor, and wins will carry the bye to the next round. Whether by a break single or receiving a solo run, that driver will not be eligible for a second bye until all remaining competitors have also had a bye or solo pass.
  • Burnouts:  No burnouts in the staging lanes or pit areas. No stationary burnouts-except in the water box. Power burnouts across the line are not allowed unless; A. Directed by a track official, B. Open wheel cars, C. Cars faster than 10:00, D. Must have drag radial or slicks NO STREET TIRES. No backing up on the starting apron without permission from a track official. However, one (1) backup is allowed to all competitors, for the purpose of repositioning their vehicle on the starting pad. BACKING IN to a staged position is strictly prohibited!!!

III-Conduct of Drivers, Pit Crew, and Spectators

  • No fighting, vandalism, filthy language or theft. Any action or behavior deemed detrimental by CIR towards CIR or staff, will result in disciplinary action and/ or suspension. No selling or soliciting on the grounds without permission of management. Dispose of liter in designated barrels. Waste oil should be put in the totes provided for this purpose. Trash bags are available at the et booth. Please help keep the grounds clean.
  • Curfew will start 30 minutesafter the conclusion of racing. There will be no loud noises; such as engines or parties and all motorized pit traffic shall cease. Pit Parking – CIR has several reserved pit parking spaces. All asphalt spaces are reserved. On Friday nights anyone may use those spaces if the renter is not using it and/or there is not a cone in the space. Reckless, careless, or intoxicated driving is NOT allowed. Don’t allow unlicensed drivers to operate motor vehicles.
  • NO alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the staging lanes. NO driver may consume if he/she is still involved in competition. Intoxication, possession or use of illegal drugs may result in suspension of racing privileges. Speed limit in the pits is 10 mph, speed limit on the return road is 15 mph. Speed limits will be enforced as follows: first offense will be a verbal warning, second offense will be a disqualification from the racing event.
  • Mini-bikes, ATV’s, Golf Carts and related vehicles can ONLY be operated WITH A VALID STATE ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE. No children under the age of 14 are allowed in the staging lanes, pre-staging, starting line, or on the starting line or on the return road –Per our Insurance Company! Children must stay in tow vehicles when in staging lanes. Never refuel any vehicle while vehicle is in the staging lanes or running. Jack stands must be used while working under a vehicle. A competent, licensed driver must be in the vehicle and at the controls of any vehicle while running on jack stands. See IHRA rulebook General Regulations 9:5 or Section 20.
  • Willful disregard of safety by any driver, as determined by a track official, is grounds for reprimand, suspension, and/or fines. Incidents that compromise the safety of other competitors or spectators cannot be tolerated. ALL MOTORIZED PIT VEHICLES MUST HAVE A CIR ISSUED STICKER CLEARLY VISABLE ON THE PIT VEHICLE. ALL STICKERS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE FRONT GATE FOR $10 AND ARE GOOD FOR THE 2019 SEASON.
  • All employees and any other person on Cordova International Raceway property are requested to immediately report any incident, threat, or act of physical violence, intimidation or harassment of which he/she is aware. Examples of the types of incidents contemplated in this procedure include, but are not limited to the following: Pushing, tripping, kicking, punching, etc…Screaming, yelling, name calling, etc…Consistently, rude or obnoxious behaviors which are harassing in nature and not discontinued upon appropriate request. Having access to any form of recognized weaponry on CIR property. Upon receipt of any such investigation, it is determined by the investigators, that no grounds exist for further action, the report shall be considered closed. If, however, the investigation reveals that grounds do in fact warrant further action, the Race Director shall present their findings and recommendations to the Track Operator. Upon hearing the facts of the report, the Track Operator shall initiate the terms/conditions of any disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from CIR or termination of employment.

IV-Compulink Cross Talk, AutoStart, & Stage Lok

  • Compulink CrossTalk: The CrossTalk program solves the problem of the open vs. shielded top bulb controversy. Crosstalk allows the tree to be fully shielded (all ambers) while giving several benefits. All racers have their own “clean” tree, with all ambers including the top amber facing directly towards them. Cross talk functions in eliminations by firing the top amber in both lanes at the same time. This allows both cars a direct “hit” on the tree. The tree of the slowest lane will continue counting down to the second and third amber in that lane to cycle down. Note that CrossTalk function would only be run in “Box” classes in eliminations only. Footbrake classes would have a normal functioning tree.
  • A driver (if he is quicker of the pair) may cancel the CrossTalk function by including the letter “N” after the last digit of their dial-in. For example, a dial-in of 7.85N would cancel CrossTalk for that pair of cars if the 7.85 was the fastest dial-in. If you have the letter “N” after your dial to indicate you do not want CrossTalk activated in your lane, make sure you see the dash in front of your dial-in on the scoreboards before you stage. If there is no dash in front of your dial-in on the scoreboards, then the clock operator did not see the “N” after your dial or you have it placed elsewhere on your window. In this case, DO NOT STAGE. Simply get the starters attention and point to the “N” on your window; he will call the tower by radio and have it corrected.
  • Compulink AutoStart: The AutoStart system is used at CIR in ALL CLASSES AT ALL EVENTS, from sportsman to pro. This system starts the tree automatically when the compulink senses two fully staged vehicles, so the starter can concentrate more on the track and conditions of the race. Here’s how it works: when the system sees both cars pre-staged and ONE of the cars staged, it starts a timer. If the second car does not enter the staging beams within the timer’s parameters, a red light is activated for that car. This red light will NOT be negotiated under any circumstance. Remember, the system needs to see three lights before it starts the timer – two pre-stages and a stage. Don’t try to burn down your opponent.
  • Compulink Stage Lok: The Stage Lok System is run in every class during every event. The long-standing “shallow-Staged” red light problem is a thing of the past with this system. Before this system was designed, cars or bikes that were very lightly staged could easily vibrate or rock out of the staging beam. When that happened, the infrared beam reconnects causing what may “appear” as a false red-light foul. In many cases, the simple vibration would cause the foul for those that shallow staged, even without the rocking of the car or bike when the rpms were raised. In all cases of shallow-staged red-light fouls, it appeared that the car never moved. This is because of the infrared staging beam measures 1/100 of an inch. So, for those who shallow-staged, it didn’t take much for that beam to reconnect for a vehicle that isn’t line-locked which rolls backwards, trans-brake slippage or simple unloading of the front tires caused by torque when the motor is “matted” against a trans-brake (generally the #1 cause of shallow-staged red lights).

*The Stage Lok system was designed to prevent these “false” (yet legally binding) red lights fouls. Here’s an inside look at how the system actually works. Prior to either car entering the stage beam, the starter manually triggers a switch that tells the computer to arm the AutoStart system. The timing system takes control of the run from that point on, eliminating the possibility of human error. Once both cars have satisfied the “Staged Minimum” time preset (usually .5 seconds, but varies from class to class), The Stage Lok sequence initiates before the tree is fired allowing 1” of rearward travel before the stage beam will go out. This 1” allowance is active through the entire AutoStart system, until the algorithm has reached the green light – at which point a rearward movement will result in a red-light foul.

V-Dial Ins, Electronics & Protest Procedures

  • Dial Ins: If you have no dial-in on your car, you will be dialed the same as your opponent. Exceptions may be made at the sole discretion of the Race Director, based on circumstances. Their decision is final. Do not stage until the main scoreboard indicates your correct dial-in. All drivers, by staging their vehicles, will automatically indicate to the tower that they accept their dial-in on the display board. Please check to see it is correct before you stage!! Re-runs WILL NOT be granted for an incorrect dial-in, if in doubt, ask the starter to verify your dial-in before you pre-stage. Your dial-in must be displayed before crossing the dial-in line. The dial-in line is the head of staging.
  • Electronics: Computers prohibited, unless original OEM device. Certain ignition control systems are prohibited from competition. Any aftermarket ignition or engine control system that utilizes a programmable EEPROM; or can activate a compensation command based on down track data; or executes a command based on input from any sensor besides a tachometer, is prohibited in all classes except Top ET. Timed ignition interruption devices (stutter boxes) prohibited in all classes. Delay boxes: The Tachometer or any RPM function are prohibited from interaction with the delay device or its related accessories. IHRA has a list of approved delay boxes for competition. See current rulebook for details. Delay boxes are allowed in Top Eliminator. 2-steps prohibited in Sportsman. Data recorders that are pro-active to the operation of a vehicle are prohibited in ALL no-box classes. Wiring from tachometer to any delay device is prohibited. Other electronics may be prohibited by class. If in doubt, ask. Also prohibited in all classes:Any electronic device used to determine down-track position; Any device that employs a timer, counter, or signal generator to determine down-track position; Any type of line sensor for either start or finish; Any telemetry device capable of communicating vehicle data during a run, Any wheel pickup sensing devices: Any unconventional uses or applications of legal devices that would render them illegal under IHRA or CIR rules. See General Regulations.
  • Protest Procedure: IHRA rules are the basic and minimum standard for safety and competition. CIR track and class rules compliment these, and in some cases, supersede. See the current IHRA rulebook and direct any questions toManagement and/or the Race Director. We strive to promote fair competition & the enjoyment of Drag Racing. Keep admission tickets/receipts or race credentials with you during all events. The TICKET or RECEIPT or CREDENTIAL is your Rain check. All Protests and appeals must be made through the Race Director. Filing a protest during an event does not disqualify any entry until that entry is proven to be illegal by CIR or IHRA officials. IHRA rulebook procedures will be followed in all classes of protest, and in all instances no other entries will be reinstated based on the outcome of said protest. The “break rule” is not practiced in any class within IHRA.

VIGeneral Rules

  • If you have no dial-in on your car, you will be dialed the same as your opponent. Exceptions may be made at the sole discretion of the Race Director, based on circumstances. Their decision is final.
  • Do not stage until the main scoreboard indicates your correct dial-in. All drivers, by staging their vehicles, will automatically indicate to the tower that they accept their dial-in on the display board. Please check to see it is correct before you stage!! Re-runs WILL NOT be granted for an incorrect dial-in, if in doubt, ask the starter to verify your dial-in before you pre-stage.
  • Your dial-in must be displayed before crossing the dial-in line. The dial-in line is the head of staging.
  • A vehicle must leave the starting line forward under its own power, to be eligible for a win.
  • You cannot enter two drivers in one vehicle in any CIR points class, or in one bracket class. You may not switch drivers once eliminations have begun. You must finish eliminations with the vehicle you started with.
  • One driver cannot have more than one vehicle in the same points bracket class. At certain non-points races it is permitted to enter one car on both sides of the eliminator. In these cases, the entry must conform to the tech rules of each class when it is presented in the lanes. Delay boxes must be removed from the car in all no-box classes.
  • You may enter more than one points class. However, the driver is responsible for being on time for the appropriate bracket. At CIR tow vehicles are permitted with vehicles running faster than 9.99, all bikes and Jr Dragsters. A driver must stay with the tow vehicle.
  • Stay with your vehicle in the staging lanes.
  • In case of vehicle malfunction-please move your vehicle off the lane of rubber and next to the concrete barrier. An oil down costs us time and money.
  • In money rounds-when a driver breaks after having won the round and can’t make the next round-driver will be paid the next round loser pay.
  • Please retain your time ticket for the last round you ran, you may need it for verification. Racer payout will be done at the base of the tower. All payout needs to be picked up by the next race weekend or call the office to make arrangements. Payout window closes 10 minutes after the completion of any race.
  • If the official time or race results need to be checked, please check with the Race Director for the event. CIR reserves the right to confirm or overturn a race result based on recorded video or eyewitness account. All Race Director decisions are final.
  • During competition events, time runs are called by class when called by the announcer. Extra time runs before eliminations are not allowed unless specifically approved by the Race Director. Exceptions may be made by the Race Director only. The Race Director may grant one time run in such cases, provided a hardship exists, and it is the start of eliminations. Extra time runs after eliminations have started, for a vehicle that is NOT in competition, may be granted by sole discretion of the Race Director. The Race Director’s decision is FINAL.
  • All vehicles must pass tech inspection before making any runs. A vehicle may be reexamined by tech or track officials at any time, for any reason. Random inspections of vehicles will be conducted during the event. If chosen, you must report to the tech inspector without delay. You may NOT “pit” first.
  • You must wear an approved (Snell SN 2005) helmet to go 13.99 or quicker. No passengers under the age of 14 years of age, faster than 14.00, or during eliminations.
  • All motorcycle riders and open wheel drivers must have a helmet visor lowered in place when leaving the starting line. Failure to have the visor lowered will result in disqualification as determined by the Race Director. That decision is FINAL.
  • If you go quicker than 9.99 quarter mile/6.49 eighth mile you must make licensing passes & purchase an IHRA license as required by IHRA rules. Chassis Certification is mandatory on all entries 9.00 or quicker in the 1/4 mile or 6.00 in the 1/8 mile and other ET’s apply by class. See 2019 IHRA Rules and General Regulation.
  • All racers must have valid state driver’s license and/or IHRA competition license by ET.
  • Keep admission tickets/receipts or race credentials with you during all events. All overnight campers must purchase full event tickets or race credentials upon arrival. A camping permit will be issued and must be displayed in full view for security. The TICKET or RECEIPT or CREDENTIAL is your Rain check.

VII- The last and MOST IMPORTANT rule at CIR

HAVE FUN. THAT IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT.

 

Bracket classes at Cordova International Raceway

Top Eliminator (car or bike) 0-11.49 1/4 mile or 0-7.35 1/8 mile

  1. All rules subject to IHRA Rulebook.
  2. IHRA approved Delay boxes permitted. Trans scatter shield, SFI jacket, pants, Helmet Snell 2005 or better, balancer etc. apply as per IHRA tech rules. Any entry that exceeds 9.00 in 1/4 or 6.00 in 1/8 must have a valid IHRA Chassis Certification.
  3. Trans shield meeting SFI 4.1 mandatory on all entries.
  4. Computers (unless OEM), and Stutter Boxes are prohibited.
  5. Trans brake, Four-wheel line loc, automated shifter, throttle control, starting line and/or “high side” rev limiters permitted.
  6. Ethylene Glycol anti-freeze is prohibited in all entries. Use of “water wetter” or similar coolant additive with water is allowed.
  7. All switches and/or buttons must be standard mechanical connection type. Infrared lasers, retinal scan, fingerprint, light source, and any other non-mechanical types are prohibited.
  8. During eliminations, the dial-in of a vehicle must be posted in plain sight, before that vehicle crosses the dial-in line. This is your responsibility. Make sure you have the correct dial-in. Any attempt to conceal a dial-in MAY result in a “no dial” heads-up race. No dial can be changed or posted after the vehicle crosses the dial-in line at the head of staging. Upon crossing the line, you have accepted your dial-in. Dial-in must be legible on the vehicle. Dial -in cannot be relayed to starter.
  9. Motorcycles: Full-face Snell M2005 or better helmets, leather jackets, leather gloves and ankle high leather boots or shoes required. Also, full leathers and eject-kill switches required on bikes faster than 11.00 ET.
  10. Any vehicle that is NOT running a delay box for crosstalk, must have legible “N” on your vehicle BY THE DIAL-IN. The “N” will represent “No Crosstalk.”

Modified (Car or Bike) 0-13.99 1/4 mile or 0-8.59 1/8 mile

  1. Delay boxes prohibited and MUST be removed from the car or bike. Use of a delay box will result in disciplinary action, up to permanent suspension. Protest procedures are outlined in the current IHRA rulebook, which will be the ultimate authority in any such protest.
  2. Trans brakes and line-locs on 4 wheels are allowed. Trans brake wiring must be visible, per IHRA rules.
  3. Tachometers with playback and shift light permitted. Printing tachometers prohibited.
  4. Shifters – mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, automated shifters, and electrical shifters are permitted.
  5. Ethylene Glycol anti-freeze is prohibited in all entries, use of “water wetter” or similar coolant additive with water is allowed.
  6. Use of SFI jacket, Helmet Snell 2005 or better, driver safety equipment, SFI balancer, axle retention devices, drive shaft loops, etc. Apply to all classes per IHRA tech rules by ET.
  7. Computers (unless OEM), data recorders Permitted. See General Regulations.
  8. During eliminations, the dial-in of a vehicle must be posted in plain sight, before that vehicle crosses the dial-in line. This is your responsibility. Make sure you have the correct dial-in. Any attempt to conceal a dial-in MAY result in a “no dial” heads-up race. No dial can be changed or posted after the vehicle crosses the dial-in line at the head of staging. Upon crossing the line, you have accepted your dial-in. Dial-in must be legible on the vehicle. Dial -in cannot be relayed to starter.
  9. Motorcycles: Full-face Snell M2005 or better helmets, leather jackets, leather gloves and ankle high leather boots or shoes required. Also, full leathers and eject-kill switches required on bikes faster than 11.00 ET.

Sportsman class (full bodied entries only) 12.00 and slower 1/4 mile 7.50 and slower 1/8 mile

  1. Data recorders prohibited
  2. Automated shifter: Prohibited unless OEM
  3. Delay boxes, Trans brakes, 4-wheel line locks prohibited. Two-wheel line licks permitted on non-drive wheels only.
  4. Ignition: Stutter boxes prohibited. Single stage (high side only) rev limiters permitted. Starting line rev limiters prohibited. Two step rev limiter prohibited, any other rpm limiting devices installed so as to function as a down-track rpm controller prohibited.
  5. Switches & buttons: All switches and/or buttons must be standard mechanical connection type
  6. Throttle control: Throttle must be manually operated by the driver’s foot. Electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, or any other device may in no way affect the throttle operation. A fixed stop under carburetor or gas pedal is permitted. Throttle timers, staging controllers and counters prohibited.
  7. Open exhaust headers and racing slicks permitted.

High School Points series 12.00 & slower

  1. CIR will send High School representatives to Bracket Team Finals where they will compete as part of Team Cordova! Qualifying vehicles must be street-type, with mufflers and DOT tires. 12.00 ET limit. See Sportsman class rules for technical details.
  2. For other high school races, drivers of entries faster than 12.00 must demonstrate proficiency with the vehicle or hold an IHRA competition license. No delay boxes or trans-brakes allowed. As a safety consideration, all entries must be capable of running 60 mph trap speeds.
  3. Bodied vehicles only, no dragsters or open wheel cars, or motorcycles.

Trophy (any dial)

  1. All safety rules apply by ET.
  2. Motorcycles may run with cars
  3. Due to the wide variety of vehicle combinations, all entries must pass tech as being safe and suitable for competition.
  4. NO CROSS TALK will be utilized.

Junior Dragster

  1. All IHRA rules in affect (see IHRA Rule Book)
  2. Maximum competition length – 1/8 mile
  3. Staging lanes allow only the Junior Dragster drivers. All other persons under the age of 14 must be in a vehicle or out of the restricted staging lanes area.
  4. After initial burnout, competitor may be pulled back ONE time prior to reaching the ready line, by the starter only, or at the discretion of the starter.
  5. Staging procedure-All junior dragsters must stage under their own power. If a junior accidentally goes in deep, they should lift their hands to indicate a re-stage. Only a track official can pull them back and the driver.
  6. No WD-40 or similar tire dressing can be applied in the staging lanes or on paved roads.
  7. First round bye runs for Juniors are given based off the best reaction time from the qualifying. Reaction time challenge will not be used as a qualifying session in the event of a 1 time run and go.
  8. ALL JUNIORS: Must obey all hand signals of the safety crew. All Junior vehicles MUST be towed back to their pit spots. No junior is allowed to pass the STOP sign for any reason. All new Juniors must see the safety crew before they race for the day.

Novice Junior– IHRA Jr Drag Membership & Competition license required

  • It is open to any driver 7-9 years old or driver with less than 2 years racing experience.
  • Must dial & run 11.90 ET or slower during eliminations. Any novice driver who runs 11.70 or faster will be subject to penalty, up to suspension of their license.
  • Must have letter “N” on the car to signify novice.
  • A novice racer may move up to Super Junior at any time during the season, but they must stay there. (No moving between classifications) Points will not move with you.
  • 50 or quicker is automatic DQ

Super Junior-– IHRA Jr Drag Membership & Competition license required

  • It is open to any driver 10-17 years old. Driver can only dial down to 8.90 until they have one-year experience. Once the driver has shown documentation with the one-year experience they can dial down to 7.90.
  • ET limitations and licensing within IHRA rules.
  • 70 or quicker is an automatic DQ