Rules and Regs

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General Rule Statement

1.1 Any participant (including drivers, riders, crew members, etc.) considered to be under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other judgement impairing substance will be disqualified from the event and will be asked to leave the facility.

1.2  Speed limit in the pit area, staging lanes and return road is 10 MPH. Burnouts are allowed in the burnout area (behind the starting line) only. Dragsters are the only vehicles allowed to burn out across the starting line. Any other vehicle that does may be disqualified.

1.3 Participants at events are expected, at all times, to conduct themselves in a professional and no-disruptive manner. Any participants who, in the sole an absolute judgement of the track personnel,) verbally or physically threatens another participant or other person, 2) uses vulgar or derogatory language, 3)engages in unsportsmanlike conduct or conduct detrimental to the sport of racing, or 4) otherwise creates a condition or circumstance that is unsafe, unfair, or out of order shall have violated the rules and regulations of NHRA and may be disqualified from the event or banned from the facility. 

General Rules

3.1 Racers are allowed to have a maximum of three crew members assist them in the restricted area.

3.2 Crew members’ ages 16 through 17 years need to have a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form executed by either both parents or guardians to enter the restricted area. Children !5 years of age and under must remain in the enclosed portion of a tow vehicle with in the restricted area. Minor Waiver forms are done on an annual basis. Both parents or guardian must sign an annual wavier form for minors to enter the restricted area. 

3.3 Each race vehicle should display a competition number and a class designation on the windshield, both side windows and the left rear window. Numbers should be 6 inches tall on sides and 3 inches on front and rear.

3.4 Staging/Time Trials/Eliminators: Do Not pull into the Staging Lanes until your class has been called. By staging your vehicle you have accepted that your dial-in is correct. If there is a question about dial-in prior to staging your vehicle it is imperative you let Track officials know immediately and before final staging. Please report to staging lanes when you are called. Please Monitor the PA or FM channel for staging lane assignments and calls.


3.5 Your dial-in will be displayed on the scoreboards as well as on the dial-in-display boards in front of the burnout box. DO NOT STAGE YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL YOU HAVE CHECKED YOUR DIAL-IN. By staging your vehicle you have accepted that your dial-in is correct. Once your dial-in has been called in it cannot be changed. Motorcycles must report numbers and dial-ins to the tower before eliminations or have them displayed clearly on the Motorcycle. You cannot dial out of your bracket. Jr. Dragsters must have the dial ins permanently displayed on their dragsters. No dial-ins on tires for any class.

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3.6  All warm ups but be confined to the pit area. Jack stands must be used at all time.

3.7 Tail lights must be on when you leave the front of staging. Blinking lights are prohibited.

3.8 Singles for 1st round will be chosen by the best Reaction Time in the final time trial for Pro and Sportsman, Street Class.  Singles will always be picked by reaction time, first one with the best reaction time. All Buy Runs must complete the pass.

3.9 If rain or other occurrences halt racing at any time before the completion of the first round of eliminations for your class, racers will receive the Tech Card for entry into the following weekend races, and there will be no payout and no points will  be awarded. If rain or other occurrences halts racing after the first round of eliminations for your class, points will be  awarded to the last completed round.

5.0  Buy Back

5.1 Buy backs are available first and second round for Pro, Footbrake and Street Class.

6.0 Breakage

6.1 If your vehicle breaks during unloading, tech, or any other time prior to attempting your first time trial, you will receive full  credit for your racer entry fee. As a general rule the point of demarcation is the “water box”, you will not receive credit  for your racer entry fee.

7.0 Running Two Classes

7.1 You will get the same number of time runs per class that the rest of the field gets.

7.2 Your vehicle must meet the tech requirements for the class you are running in i.e. Pro running must have the electronics  disconnected, Pro running in Footbrake cannot have a transbrake.

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11.0 Footbrake

11.1 Computer: Prohibited unless stock OEM or OEM replacement. See General Regulations 9.1 in NHRA Rulebook.

11.2 Data recorders: Prohibited. See General Regulations 9.2 in NHRA Rulebook.

11.3 Delay Boxes: Prohibited.

11.4 Transbrake: Prohibited.

11.5 Line Lock: Four-wheel line lock prohibited. Two-wheel line lock permitted on non-drive wheels only. Line lock switch must  be NHRA accepted.

11.6 Automated shifter may be used electronically, pneumatic or manually.

11.7 Throttle Control: Throttle must be manually operated by driver. Electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics or any other device  may in no way affect the throttle operation. Throttle timers and counters are prohibited. 

11.8 Ignition: Stutter boxes are prohibited. Single stage “high side only” rev-limiters permitted. Rev-limiters or any other rpm  limiting devices, legal unto themselves but altered or installed so as to function as a down track rpm controller is prohibit ed. Ignition systems equipped with built-two step rev-limiters must have the “low-side” (start line) function disabled.

11.9 Switches and Buttons must be standard mechanical connection type only.

12.0 Pro Class (7.5—11.99)

12.1  Computer: Permitted

12.2 Data Recorders: Permitted. See General Regulations 9.2 in the NHRA Rulebook

12.3 Delay Boxes: Permitted. One Box/delay device only attached to trasbake and/or throttle timer only. Delay boxes may  only display delay amount. All direct wriing must be clearing identifiable to the tech inspectors.

12.4 Transbrake: Permitted. Transbrake switch must be NHRA– accepted; See NHRA Approved list.

12.5 Line Lock; Four-wheel line lock permitted. Linelock switch must be NHRA Approved.

12.6 Automated shifter: Permitted

12.7 Ignition: Stutter boxes are prohibited. Three-steps, Two-steps, or single stage rev limiters permited. Any rpm limiting  device legal.

12.8 Switches and Buttons: Must be standard mechanical connection typed. Infared lasers, retinal scan, fingerprint, light s ource or any other non-mechanical type of switch and/or button are prohibited.

12.9 Compulink: CROSSTALK will be used in Pro class.

12.10 Throttle Control Permitted

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14.0  Motorcycles (7.00 and slower)

14.1 Delay boxes and throttle control: Permitted

14.2 Data recorders: Permitted

14.3 Ignition: Stutter boxes prohibited. Starting line and or “high side” rev-limiters permitted. Rev-Limiters or any other rpm limiting devices, legal unto themselves but altered or installed so as to function as a down-track rpm controller is prohibited.

14.4 Switches and buttons: Must be standard mechanical connection type. Infrared lasers, retinal scan, fingerprint, light  source or any other non-mechanical type switch and/or button is prohibited.

14.5 Scooter and/or mini bikes are prohibited.

14.6 Split Tree: The motorcycle class uses a split tree system. Riders can choose either a .500 full tree or a .400 pro tree for  eliminations. Riders wishing to receive a .400 pro tree must have a P displayed next to their dial-in (ex. 9.05P) The riders  wishing to receive a .400 pro tree will see a minus sign (-9.05) on the scoreboard. DO NOT STAGE YOUR BIKE UNLESS YOU  HAVE CHECKED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING THE CORRET TREE. There will be no re-runs due to the wrong t ree being run.

15.0 High School (11.00 and slower)

15.1 High School competitors must be enrolled in High or be a 2018 graduate.

15.2 Same rules as Sportsman.

16.0 Street Class (9.50 and slower)

16.1  All vehicles must be street legal.

16.2  Helmets are required if your vehicle runs 9.50 and quicker.

16.3 Vehicle must have working headlights, taillights, DOT tires, and exhaust.

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The following are only a few NHRA rules you need to meet to race at Battlefield Dragstrip but they are the most commonly caught by our tech officials.

Helmet: If your car runs 9.50 or quicker you must have a helmet with a SNELL 2019 rating or newer.

Roll Bar: Mandatory in cars running 7.50 and quicker 

Fire Jackets: Required for drivers in cars running 6.50 and quicker.

Master Cutoff: A master cutoff for a battery is required for any car where the battery is relocated. Battery must be securely mounted as described in the NHRA Rulebook.

Catch Can: A Catch can is required for coolant overflow. One pint (16 oz) minimum.

Driveshaft Loop: A driveshaft loop is required on all vehicles running 7.50 or quicker and utilizing slicks.

Protective Clothing: Full-length pants, short or long sleeved shirt; closed toe shoes; and socks. No shorts. No tank tops. No open-toe or heel shoes or sandals. Synthetic clothing is not recommended.

Wheels: Spinner style wheels or an wheel design that incorporate moveable pieces while vehicle is in motion or stationary are prohibited.

Passengers: No passengers during eliminations. Passengers permitted during time runs if waiver is signed during open time trials and Friday night Test & Tune.