2015 Drag Rule Book
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 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 participant, spectator or official. The Race 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 Race Director. Their decision is final.
-The Management of Shannonville Motorsport Park.
GENERAL RULE STATEMENT
**NOTE** the Race Director may waive, amend or modify any rule in this book, at any time, for any single occurrence, for any good cause.
Vehicles participating in drag racing events must be presentable at all times. Vehicles that are improperly prepared may be rejected by a Tech Official. Any rider/driver or crew member or person in association with a rider/driver or crew member who is considered to be under the influence of any drug, alcohol or any judgement impairing substance will be expelled from the race and escorted off the premises – along with the entire crew and vehicle associated with the offender.
Speed limit in the pit area, return road and other areas is 10 MPH. Burnouts are not allowed anywhere except in the burnout box area. Violators endangering others with reckless and inconsiderate driving habits (whether it is in/on a race vehicle or a pit vehicle) will be expelled from the race facility with the entire crew and race vehicle. No one is allowed to operate a motorized vehicle unless they have a valid drivers license. Upon entering, racers agree to abide by the aforesaid rules and that all interpretation of rules, questions and protests are left up to the final discretion of the race officials and may be changed if the situation warrants action. In any event the Race Director has the final word. We recommend you purchase a NHRA or IHRA Rule Book, which contains all rules governing racing activities and safety requirements at the facility.
The track office can be contacted weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Messages may be left after hours with the answering service or contact Allan Ray 613-966-2972 or cell 613-961-9771 (day) or 613-966-0968 (evening). Suggestions and comments are always welcome. It is our intention to provide the best motorsports entertainment value available. If we are not successful in that endeavor, please let us know. And if we are – we would like to know that too!
DRAG SERIES RULES
N.H.R.A. Rulebook & E.T. Quick Reference Chart used for technical & safety guidelines.
Tech inspector’s decisions are final.
“Time trial only participants” - Track sessions for time trial only participants will be held in between rounds if possible. If competitors wish to time trial once they have been eliminated from competition, we will try to accommodate you. Those competitors wishing to do so must put “T.T.” on their race vehicle and wait for a call to the staging lanes. Free T.T. for eliminated competitors.
Drivers may dial to the hundredth of a second. All dial-in and car numbers must be visible from the tower.
The “twenty minute” time allowance is in effect between rounds.
Racing slicks in water box only.
Racers must stage race cars when starter motions them to do so. The first competitor to pre-stage must wait for pairing to pre-stage. Auto-start will do a seven count when one car has activated stage beam. If second car has not staged at the end of the count, tree will be activated. If racer “bumps” out of the stage beam when both cars have staged, tree will be activated and car bumping out will lose automatically.
“Starters decision is final”.
Racers must be ready when they come onto the burnout area, helmets on and harness fastened.
Burnouts are NOT allowed in the pits, staging lanes or return road.
Race car warm-ups are to be done in the pits only, with rear-end on jack stands. If rear wheels are off the ground, the driver’s seat must be occupied.
Oil spills or anti-freeze spills on paved areas in the pits must be cleaned up or pointed out to officials. Some of our pit area is a critical part of the road course and must be in usable condition at the conclusion of the drag event. Failure to co-operate in this area may result in disqualification from future competition.
Friday evening time trials start at 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Events - Time Trials start at 9:30am starting with the Junior Classes.
DRAG RACING PROCEDURES
This is where racers and spectators pay for their admission to the event only.
On street nights, spectators are not allowed in the pit area unless they have a weekend wristband. The only area off limits to spectators, on race days, is the burnout and start line area. Only 2 (TWO) crew members are allowed for each car on the start line.
Tow vehicles and race cars in the pit area only! Go to the pit area, park and prepare your vehicle to race. Please allow for as many to park in the pit area as possible. Please read all racer information you were given at the ticket booth. Saving pit spaces will not be allowed. Junior racers have a designated pit area.
Tech cards are available for purchase at the bottom of the tower. Once purchased and filled out tech cards are returned to the bottom of the tower to ensure the racer is registered for the event.
There are no refunds.
Fuel is available for purchase at the front of the park.
Containers are provided for disposal of used oil and coolant. If unsure of location, ask a Track Official. Oil spills should be cleaned up immediately and reported to the Race Director.
A Tech Inspector will randomly check your vehicles.
RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT FORM
This form must be signed by all drivers, participants and crew entering the restricted area. Those without proper wristbands will not be allowed to enter the restricted area.
Before pulling into the staging lanes make sure you have proper armband and waiver signed. Stay with your vehicle and keep moving up. One time trial per session unless double entered or in two classes.
Come to the lanes only when your class and assigned lane is called. When your lane or class is next, make sure you are ready to race, be sure your helmet is on, your seat belt fastened properly and all windows are up.
LADDER & LANE CHOICE PROCEDURE
Ladder from Rd 5
Coin toss between drivers for lane choice
Bi-run determined by ladder
Wait until instructed by an official to proceed to the water box. Drivers can give the clock operator time to read their number and dial-in from the Tower Control Room and enter it into the computer to time the race.
Check your dial-in on the dial-in boards prior to staging your vehicle. If your dial-in is not correct do not do your burnout or stage your car. If you stage your vehicle, you are accepting the dial-in time in the computer and the race is official. Do not forfeit your race by not staging if your opponents dial-in is wrong.
Drivers will be guided into the water box by the Track Official operating this area. Start your burnout only when the starting line/water box staff instructs you to do so. Burnouts are allowed in the burnout area only. They are completed in a forward motion only. Failure to adhere to this rule could result in disqualification.
Do not speed (10 MPH limit) and follow posted signs. Violators will be penalized which could result in disqualification.
Handicap “dial-in” numbers must be clearly visible from the control room in the tower. Poorly displayed numbers could be misinterpreted by scoring staff. If the dial-in time displayed on the dial-in boards is incorrect and you proceed to stage your vehicle then you have accepted the time and the race is official. Your competition number needs to be 6” high, 1½“wide, with class designation 3” high, 1” wide. Numbers need to be displayed in a legible manner in a contrasting colour (preferably white) to the vehicle background and located on both side windows, and right side of windshield. Drivers may change their “dial-in” at any time during eliminations prior to crossing the front line of the staging lanes.
Bikes only, may report “dial-ins” to the track official entering the staging lanes. All bikes must have number plates with their registration number clearly visible. “Dial-ins” may be used to one-hundredth of a second.
If a re-run is required then the lanes and dial-in times will remain the same unless mutually agreed to change by the drivers involved in the re-run.
When eliminations begin, first and/or second round runners-up in all classes have an opportunity to continue in competition by reporting immediately to the bottom of the tower and paying for re-entry.
Cost for re-entry (buy backs) are on the Entry Fees/Payouts Page under Series on the website.
All re-entry drivers will continue in round 2 and run for the posted purse only. Losers are eliminated. No round win points are awarded to a re-entry driver.
Once the vehicle is staged, crew members must stand to the rear of the starter stand. All 14 to 17 year-old crew members need to sign a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability Form.
THE TOWER IS OFF LIMITS. Staff in the tower have lots of work to do to make sure that the races run smoothly.
If you have a problem before or after the races see Allan Ray. DO NOT BE complaining, yelling or swearing at the Track Staff at the gate, in the tower or on the starting line. During the races see Allan Ray to try and solve any problems.
DRIVERS/ PASSENGERS/ CREW
All vehicles in competition require seat belts. Drivers of all vehicles going quicker than 14.00 seconds (1/4 mile) are required to wear an approved helmet with current valid certification.
All bikes, three & four wheelers, pit/support group transportation must be identified with the competition number of your vehicle. All rider/drivers of any form of transportation must be licensed and 16 years of age or older (excluding junior class during time trials and eliminations). Vehicles must be used in a safe manner. This activity will be monitored. All vehicles MUST HAVE HEADLIGHTS AND TAILLIGHTS after dark.
Shannonville reserves the right to confiscate pit transportation of any violators. Dusk and night time bring added concern for safety. Please watch and be extra careful.
RAIN OUT POLICY
No cash refunds or credits for street night time trials. If rain or other occurrences halt racing during race day time trials, racers will receive a credit for the next race – less $20.00 for time trials. If rain or other occurrences halt racing prior to the completion of first round eliminations of your class, the race will be deemed a rain out and either re-run from the start of Round 1 or removed from the schedule totally. If the race is re-run, drivers will have a credit for that race only, less $20.00 for time trials occurred during cancelled race. If race is eliminated for the schedule, drivers will have a credit for the next race less $20.00 for time trials cancelled race. If rain or other occurrences halt racing after the completion of Round 1 of your class, the race will be completed at a later date as the schedule permits. If it is not possible to complete the race at a later date, all money earned to that point will be paid. The balance of the entrants not yet eliminated will have a lottery and the balance of the unpaid purse will be awarded and the race is considered complete. At any time during eliminations, if rain or other occurrence the race to be removed from the schedule, points will be awarded to the end of the last completed round.
No cash refunds.
NO REFUNDS for street night time trials.
If weather or other occurrence halts racing prior to first round, purchased tickets may be redeemed for admission to the next race. If weather or other occurrence halts races after the completion of first round, the race will be considered complete and tickets are not valid.
10 scheduled point’s races in the series. Racers running for points must be registered prior to points being awarded. Points for the series are awarded to the driver, not the car. Points are non-transferable between classes. Drivers may not substitute another car during eliminations. Point accumulation for re-entries ends after 1st round loss. Racers substituting cars prior to elimination, due to breakage, must report car change to staging lane official. Time trials are not required to race. Points will be calculated at the conclusion of the event and posted on the website.
Points will be issued as 300 points for entry, 200 points per round win. Re-entry round wins do not count. Driver will receive attendance points for paid admission.
The total money paid by the racers to register for the point system is kept in trust and given back to the racers as point funds payouts at the end of the season.
Thank you and we wish you good luck in the 2015 race season!