MT. PARK DRAGWAY 2013 RULES PAGE

TOP ET - 1/8 Mile. Electronics, Delay Box class. 7.99 or quicker entries only. Cross Talk will be used during eliminations. NO Down Track Stutter Boxes or Throttle Stops allowed. Throttle Stop may be allowed during certain special events only and that exception would be advertised, throttle stop racers would then have to dial their appropriate index during all elimination rounds. No roll out counters that control staging, Digital read outs in cars must be traceable to Trans brake. No devices that control the cars ET allowed.

 MODIFIED ET - 1/8 Mile. No time break. No delay boxes. Trans brakes, 2-step, air or electric shifters OK. NO DELAY BOXES ALLOWED IN CAR! 

 SUPER ET -1/4 Mile, No time break. No electronics. No Button on Steering Wheel or Brake Pedal. No delay boxes, No transbrake, No 2-step, No air or electric shifters. Single line lock on non drive wheels for burnout only but button can not be placed on steering wheel or brake pedal. High side Rev-limiter allowed on stick shift cars. Doorcars only.

  JR. DRAGSTER - 7.90 and slower only. Pills will be drawn for pairings. All age groups run together but must dial according to age group as indicated by the IHRA Rule Book. All Jr’s must be picked up and towed back to pit area from time slip booth.

 BYE RUNS - 1st round Bye Run at all MPD Points Series races will be drawn by cards or “Dial for Dollars” winner if offered during the event. After that it will be based on best winning green light reaction time. If there are two identical reaction times it will be based on the run closest to Dial-In. Bye Run will carry over until it is used.

 BUY BACKS - 1st Round only unless otherwise indicated by a special event flyer. Buy Backs will run together the next round of eliminations. Buy Backs are still eligible for BYE runs once they win a round in eliminations. You must have competed in eliminations in order to buy back. Buy back at the Front Gate.

 LANE CHOICE –Use lanes 1-3-5-7 (ODD) for LEFT lane. 2-4-6-8 (EVEN) for RIGHT lane. In eliminations where we get down to cars wanting the same lane, cards or pills will be drawn for lane choice, not fast car (this rule change was voted in during the banquet). NO SWAPPING of lanes, once past the rear of staging line you are committed to the staging lane you are in. You can be disqualified for switching lanes. Track has option to pair cars.

 STAGING BATTLES - In the event, drivers don't want to Pre-Stage or Stage, both drivers' will be pointed in. Then, both cars will have 90 seconds to stage, after that a five count warning will be given by the starter. If the racers still refuse to stage after that they will be backed off and will race (same pair) at the end of the round. A driver can't get out of the car and must be ready to race when called. If they both still refuse to stage after being moved to back of staging they will be Disqualified and receive NO Round Money or Refund.

 HARDSHIP RULE (Break passes) - If your car breaks during time runs of that days race you'll be allowed to drive another competitors car during eliminations. This would be the ONLY time you can run the same car in the same class with two different drivers. Elimination's must have not started. If you do not have another car you can drive a break pass will be written by authorized track personnel for your Tech Card price minus that days Spectator price. There will be no break passes or refunds for drivers who take the tree during 1st round of Eliminations.

 PIT VEHICLES - You must be a licensed driver of your state to operate a golf cart, 3-4 wheeler, mopes, mini-bikes, etc. NO ONE under the age of 16 will be allowed to operate these vehicles. You will be warned once, and DISQUALIFIED the second time to whom ever the vehicle belongs to.

 ALL CLASSES (POINTS) - Racers may run in more than 1 class with the same car. Racers may run track points in more than 1 class but must designate which class he/she wants their Summit and Grassroots points in. Once a racer designates a Summit or Grassroots class they are locked in and will go back to zero points if class is changed. All bikes and Jr’s and cars running 13.99 and quicker must wear IHRA approved helmet. Cars running 6.00 and quicker (1/8th mile) must have IHRA chassis certification. Fire Jacket must be worn by all racers running 7.00 and quicker. Full Firesuit must be used for dragsters running 5.00 and doorcars running 5.30 and quicker. Engine diaper recommended on entries running 5.30 and quicker. Dial-in must be on car before leaving staging, no changing of Dial-Ins after leaving the staging lanes. All windows must be rolled up. Dial-Ins and Car Numbers need to be on the drivers side and front windows so we can get your Dial-In correct! They need to be READABLE from the tower. Don't Stage if Your Dial-In is Wrong: Check your Dial-In on the score boards in the water box. Those crossing over need to check their competitors Dial-In also. One crew person is allowed on starting line behind starter, everyone else must be behind the line. All Top ET cars coming to Modified must have the delay box out and the car to compete. No swapping of drivers or cars once you complete the first round or if you buy back. Courtesy Staging will be used in Top ET. If a competitor puts both bulbs on before the opponent stages, the starter will direct him/her to back up. Deep staging is not guaranteed, If you hesitate and drag around while going DEEP the tree may come on. You must be going DEEP at a forward motion, don't stop at stage. You must have DEEP written on your windows. It is advised for DEEP stagers to go in first. Please use a safe speed of 15 MPH on the return road. 5 MPH in the pit area. WATCH FOR KIDS! Touching or crossing the center line disqualifies racer. Excessive braking at the finish line evident by tire smoke or other car control issues are grounds for disqualification. Drug or alcohol use while competing is automatic grounds for dismissal from the track.

 

 

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