RULES AND REGULATIONS
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 shall 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 WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM
PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are
intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee
against injury or death to a participate, spectator or official.
director shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the
specifications herein or impose any further restrictions. NO EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF
SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the
discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.
Mason Dixon Dragway
RULES STATEMENT - ALL CARS
Below are listed the general rules if any questions the
current NHRA rulebook prevails.
Dixon Dragway is a NHRA Member Track and will operate by NHRA
requirements and specifications.
Your best source for the
detailed safety, general guidelines and bracket racing requirements
is the current NHRA Rule Book.
All drivers are required
to have a valid GOVERNMENT / STATE drivers license (NO PERMITS).
Drivers 17 years old and
younger must have a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability Form signed by
both legal guardians (forms are available at
Drivers and crew members
must sign release waiver before entering restricted areas.
As a general rule
unless optional equipment or a modification is specifically permitted by
this Rulebook, it is PROHIBITED.
Proper clothing must be
worn in restricted areas at all times. (Drivers must wear long pants,
sleeved shirts & toed shoes to race) (Crews must wear sleeved shirts & toed
All race cars must have
seat belts, seats bolted to the floor or frame and wear a helmet.
DO NOT REMOVE SEAT BELTS
OR HELMET WHILE ON TRACK wait until you are on the return road.
Drivers seat must be constructed, braced, mounted, and upholstered so
that it will give full back and shoulder support. All seats must be
upholstered, or as noted under Class or SFI Requirements. Properly braced,
framed and supported, and constructed seats of aluminum, fiberglass, carbon
fiber, or double layer poly permitted.
Catch-can mandatory for
coolant overflow; one pint (16 oz.) minimum capacity.
All batteries must be
securely mounted. Relocated battery(s) must be fastened to frame or frame
structure with a minimum of two 3/8-inch diameter bolts.
Batteries may not be
relocated into the driver or passenger compartments.
Battery and fuel systems
must be isolated from drivers compartment by metal bulkheads. This includes
complete flooring. All holes must be plugged.
Firewall - all openings
must be sealed with metal. Minimum .032-inch aluminum or .024-inch steel.
Master cutoff mandatory
when battery is relocated, or as outlined in Class Requirements.
interior panels within the driver compartment of enclosed-cockpit cars where
the driver is located behind the engine must be constructed of
materials other than magnesium.
Each car in competition
must have a positive-action on/off switch, capable of de-energizing the
entire ignition system, in good working order, located within
easy reach of driver.
All cars must be
self-starting and self-stage. Rollers and/or push starts prohibited.
All fuel tanks, lines,
pumps, valves, etc. must be outside of the drivers compartment and within
the confines of the frame and/or steel body.
All fuel tank filler
necks located inside trunk must have filler neck vented to outside of body.
Fuel blocks/regulators must be 6� forward of flywheel/bellhousing.
A positive-locking screw
on fuel tank cap is mandatory on all open-bodied cars.
All carburetors must be
covered by hood, flash shield or scoop. Hood scoop may not extend more than
11 inches above original hood surface.
All non-OEM fuel lines
(including gauge and/or data recorder) must be metallic, steel-braided or
NHRA accepted �woven pushlock�.
A maximum of 12 inches
total (from front to rear) of non-metallic or non-steel braided hose is
permitted for connection purposes only.
Nitrous Oxide if mounted
in drivers compartment must be equipped with relief valve and vented outside
of compartment. Nitrous Oxide is now permitted on all
supercharged and turbocharged cars regardless of cubic inch displacement.
All bottles must be
securely mounted, stamped with 1800 pound DOT rating identified as nitrous
No loose or liquid
ballast allowed. All ballast must be installed with at least two �� dia.
Windshields and /or
windows must be clear, without tinting or coloring, except factory-tinted
Exhaust must be directed
out of car to rear, away from driver and fuel tank. The use of flexpipe is
All non-OEM automatic
floor-mounted automatic transmission shifter must be equipped with a spring
loaded positive reverse lockout devise to prevent shifter
from accidentally being put into reverse gear.
Functional neutral safety
Ground clearance minimum
of 3� from front of car to 12-inches behind centerline of front axle, 2� for
remainder of car.
All wheel studs must
project into the hex portion of the lug nut by a distance equal to one
diameter of the stud.
Motorcycles above 120 mph new either one piece leathers
or two piece with
360 degee metal
zipper joining both pieces
CARS & DRAGSTERS
7.50-9.99 Oil Retention device must be employed
Can be self made or purchased online (no SFI rating at
SUPER PRO, PRO, STREET,
MOTORCYCLE, TROPHY AND JUNIOR DRAGSTER
See current rule book for additional
safety rules that pertain to your class.
10.50 and 11.50 Index - 1/4 mile racing, ALL RUN
1..500 Pro tree
2. Full bodied street cars only.
4. Lexan windows permitted.
5. Open Headers Allowed
6. Any Tire.
7. Gasoline or Alcohol
8. Stock frame and back half cars permitted (full round or square chassis cars prohibited) 9 Tubs allowed.
10. Pneumatic and electric throttle stops prohibited
11. Delay devices prohibited ( 2step and trans brake allowed)
12. Any type power adder permitted.
13. NHRA Sportsman Ladder Under 16 Cars
14. Deep staging permitted but auto start will be on at ALL times.
15. Full front bench seat or 2 front bucket seats mandatory
NO ONE WITHOUT A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE IS PERMITTED TO
OPERATE A MOTORIZED VEHICLE WITHIN THE RACING FACILITY
(pits, staging lanes, return roads, etc.).
When Jr. Dragster contestants are called to the staging lanes, they must come to
staging lanes, and be prepared to stage.
NO additional runs will be permitted if drivers arrive late, or miss the call to
the staging lanes.
Only 2 people in addition to the driver will be allowed to enter the restricted
Only 1 person in addition to the driver will be
allowed to enter onto the starting line.
A car cannot be held in place during the burn out.
All pre-race preparations by both driver and crew must be concluded before the
car crosses the ready line. (Ready line is the area
between the water box and the "V" located between the two lanes).
No parent or crew member may touch or perform any function on the vehicle past
this point. During time trials or elimination�s.
If something needs to be adjusted or changed, notify the starter or starting
line crew for assistance.
The parent or crew may not help the driver pre-stage or stage. If the driver
over stages the starter or starting line crew will assist the driver.
It is considered a disqualification if any portion of a tire completely crosses
the center line of the track.
In the case where both opponents cross the center line, both drivers will be
Intentional crossing of boundary lines to avoid an accident, leave track or
avoid depositing debris on track is not grounds for disqualification.
Contact with the guardwall, barriers, track fixtures, and timing equipment is
grounds for disqualification.
Cars will be ladder off of their best reaction time for first round parings of
After each run the drivers will exit the track at the first left turn-in and
proceed back to the pits through the north pit gate located at the far south end
of the lower pits.
Points Stay With The Class That You Run Each Event. You may
transfer class within the first three events, points will transfer. After
the first three events you may changes classes but points will not transfer.
- Do not come to staging
lanes until your class is called.
- Once a class starts to
run, staging lanes are closed to that class.
Mason Dixon Dragway does not guarantee the number of runs you will
receive in a given day.
- We will attempt to give
you two runs as weather, entries & track condition
- Please keep the speed
of all vehicles in the pits at 10 MPH or slower.
- Please contact track
management before driving stakes into the ground. Driving stakes into the
asphalt is prohibited.
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES ARE
RAINOUT POLICY RACER:
NO CASH REFUNDS
If rain or other occurrence halts racing before the completion of first round
elimination�s, racers will receive raincheck credit as per
tech card stub. It is serial numbered
and recorded for the date issued.
If rain or other occurrence halts racing after the completion of first round
those drivers still in competition will have raincheck.
If rain or other occurrence halts racing at a point when your class has reached
the money rounds, prize money will be disbursed equally to remaining racers and
the race will be called complete, no rainchecks.
Purse money is always paid the day of the event, driver must
pick-up check before leaving.
At any time during elimination�s if rain or other occurrence halts racing,
racers will receive points earned up to that point regardless of round number,
but only on the completion of each class round.
SPECTATOR/CREW: NO CASH REFUNDS
If rain or other occurrence halts races prior to the completion of first round
elimination�s your ticket becomes your raincheck. Your Spectator Pass is serial numbered and recorded
for the event issued. If rain or other occurrence halts races after
the first round elimination�s begin, the race will be considered complete. NO
IN THE EVENT THAT A RAINDATE IS PUBLISHED, THE RAINCHECK WILL
BE GOOD FOR THAT DATE ONLY.
Reaction Times/Interval Times: These readings are provided only as an �extra�
to basic timing information and are not guaranteed.
Please do not ask for re-runs due to missed or disputed times.
Dial-Ins: Dial-ins are displayed on pre-dial-in
scoreboards prior to each race. It is the responsibility of each driver to check
his/her �dial-in� for accuracy.
If a racer stages and races - It is assumed that the racer accepts the �dial-in�
as displayed and he/she is not entitled to re-runs as a result of incorrect
order to constitute an official qualifying attempt, all cars must self start and
NO backing up after leaving water box. Super Pro
cross the starting line under power on burnout. Pro, Sportsman, Trophy, JD,
Motorcycle may not cross
the starting line on any burnout.
Once a car reaches the front of the staging lanes for a run, must be prepared to
fire and race. If car cannot cross Staging Lanes Line under
own power next car will complete the pair to run (prior to ladder sheet rounds)
AUXILIARY PIT VEHICLES:
All contestants using auxiliary pit vehicles (mini-bikes, ATV�s golf carts,
etc.) must have a current pit sticker displayed on their vehicles. All
auxiliary pit vehicles must be used for necessary transportation only. NO
recreational or fun riding is allowed.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ALL
DRIVERS AND CREW MEMBERS READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING RULES AND
To fully understand these
rules, the term �RESTRICTED AREA� must be defined.
At all NHRA events, the
RESTRICTED AREAS ARE:
The area past the head
of staging lanes Front of staging lanes - is the location directly
in front of the Hot Pits & Staging lanes line
The burnout and adjacent areas.
The drag strip and shutoff area
The return road to point of entry into pits.
Trackside areas between the guard walls and primary spectator fences.
All drivers and crew members must sign the appropriate Waiver and Liability
Releases. Minors, under the age of 18, must have a Minor Release Form signed by
BOTH PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS. In the case of a single parent (by means of
divorce, death or court order), or a legal guardian (by court order), a written
notation must be made on the minor release form.
To enter into any
RESTRICTED AREA, any driver or crew member must possess and display a valid
RESTRICTED AREA PASS. Minors under the age of 14 MUST REMAIN WITHIN THE CONFINES
OF THE TOW VEHICLE WHENEVER IN A RESTRICTED AREA.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK:
The participant agrees that by entering an event, the participant acknowledges
that the event site is safe and suitable for racing and the participant
acknowledges that by participating in the event the participant may suffer
bodily injury or death or loss or damage to property.
The participant further
acknowledges that the participant has voluntarily assumed the risk of such
losses and waives any claims for such losses against NHRA, the NHRA event
officials, the event sponsors, the race track operators and other participants,
discharges such persons from responsibility for such losses and covenants not to
sue such persons for such losses. All participants shall be required as a
condition of the participation to sign all required entry forms, including such
releases as shall be required by NHRA insurance policies. For purposes of the
Rulebook and Policy Manual, the term �participant� shall include any person
directly or indirectly associated with any vehicle which has been permitted to
enter an event site for the purpose of competition, including, but not limited
to owners, drivers and crew members.
NHRA makes no
representations or express or implied warranties in compliance with the rules
and regulations published in the Rulebook and Policy Manual or published during
the course of the year in National Dragster will prevent or guarantee against
injury or death to spectators or participants or damage to personal property.
These rules and regulations constitute the minimum acceptance standards for
competition and are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport. Safety is
the responsibility of the equipment manufactures, builders and the participants
in the event.
REQUIREMENTS FOR NHRA
All application forms
must be filled out completely:
Applications for DRIVERS MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
Application for NHRA LICENSE
All applications must be presented to TECH before
license runs are made.
All test runs will be single runs. No side-by-side runs on test sessions.
All test runs must be witnessed by two licensed drivers and a track official.
All Forms must be completely filled out before track
official signs off.
Original time slips must be attached to applications.
(Suggested Driver make copies for his/her records)
An NHRA competition number
is required to compete in the NHRA/Summit E.T. Racing Tournament Finals.
NHRA forms available at track or
on-line. We recommend a NHRA competition number for all