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POINTS SERIES RULES

No Problem Raceway Bracket Racing Series Rules

                  (Non Points Races Rules listed after Points Racing Rules below)


                         RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER FOR ALL CLASSES

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 PUBLICATIONS 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 reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements.  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.

2014 Entry Fees and Payouts: 

The  2014 fees and purse for the classes are as follows:

ENTRY FEES AND BUY BACKS:

BOX
$60 entry $30 buy back

NO BOX
$50 entry $25 buy back

ET Motorcycle
$40 entry $20 buy back

STREET ET

$30 entry $15 buy back

PURSE AND PAYOUTS:


80% of 1st Round Tech Card Fees will be paid out towards Purse in ALL classes.

If Car Count is:

8 or less: PAYS Winner and RU
9-16: PAYS to Semi-final round
17-31: PAYS to Semi-final round and Quarter-final round receives free Tech Card
32-63: PAYS to Quarter-final round
64+: PAYS to Quarter-final round and Eighth-final round receives free Tech Card

Buy Backs will be available after first OR second round per the track manager's decision. On Garrison Construction Hot 8 Weekends, the Hot 8 qualifiers that runner up in first round may buy back into the Box class event after first round.

Crosstalk will be on for the Box and ET Motorcycle Classes


QUICK 16 PURSE AND PAYOUT:

80% of 1st Round Tech Card Fees will be paid out toward Purse.

If Car Count is:

8 or less:  PAYS Winner and RU
9-12:  PAYS to Semi-final round
13-16:  PAYS to Quarter-final round
 
ET BREAKS AND CLASSES

 BOX:


ET Break - 6.50 to 11.99 1/4 mile

(Electronics).

Delay boxes, transbrake, four-wheel line-lock, automated shifters, throttle

controls and starting line and/or “high side” Rev Limiters Permitted.

Any device that relays vehicle performance or on-track location other than

OEM equipment is prohibited.

• .500 Full Tree

Cross Talk will be used in the BOX class.

Should a participant NOT want to use crosstalk, an N must be placed directly behind the last "dial in" digit on the drivers side window. 

 NO BOX

ET Break – 8.50 – 14.99 1/4 mile

Transbrakes, Automated shifters, Mechanical throttle stops, rev-limiters, line-locks PERMITTED

Slick Tires only (DOT drag radials and DOT slick tires allowed)

Delay boxes, Electronic throttle stops PROHIBITED

Any device that relays vehicle performance or on-track location other than

OEM equipment is PROHIBITED.

.500 Full Tree

 STREET:

ET Break – 11.50 & SLOWER

.500 Full Tree

Slicks prohibited on drive axle.

Headers permitted exhaust must be routed through mufflers.

Drive axle tires MUST have DOT stamp on sidewall.

DOT TIRES: DO NOT drive through water box

Hub caps & trim rings must be removed.

 

MOTORCYCLE

ET Break – 7.50 – 14.99 1/4 mile

1. Delay boxes, transbrake, line-lock, automated shifters, throttle controls and

starting line and or “high side” Rev Limiters Permitted.

Any device that relays vehicle performance or on-track location other than

OEM equipment is PROHIBITED.

3. .500 Full Tree

4. Cross Talk will be used in Motorcycle class.

 

2014 SEASON:

We have tentatively scheduled 18 races to make up the 2014 season.  The points from 2 races will be thrown out to make up your season total; rain outs do not count as throw outs. The dates are tentatively set and posted on our website calendar.  ALL Races will count towards Championship Points.

TOP 8: 2014

The Top 8 drivers in Box, No-Box, and Motorcycle earning the most points in the season will receive a free entry into a Special Event to be held toward the end of 2013. Qualified drivers will be paired on a sportsman ladder (1-5, 2-6, 3-7, 4-8). The ladder will be set and if an opponent fails to show, the remaining laddered driver will receive a competition single run.

 2014 Drag Race Rules & Information

This page contains rules and information that should help to explain specific rules of drag racing. As a general rule, NPR follows the NHRA Rulebook, with a very few exceptions. If you have a specific question or comment about the rules, please contact us at (985) 369-3692 or email Stevie Ray at(StevieRay@NoProblemRaceway.com).

RULE REVISION

(effective 1/1/14)

Eliminator Elapsed Times:

BOX 6.50 E.T. - 12.99 E.T.

NO-BOX 8.50 E.T. - 14.99 E.T.

Street 11.50 E.T. - slower

M/C 7.50 E.T. - 14.99 E.T.

Jr. Dragsters

NOVICE CLASS (8 & 9 years old) - 12.90 E.T. -slower

ADVANCED CLASS (10-12 years old) - 8.90 E.T. - slower

MASTERS CLASS (13-18 years old) - 7.90 E.T. - slower

General Rules

1. Alcohol consumption by participating drivers is strictly prohibited.

2. No alcohol is allowed in staging lanes or starting line area.

3. No glass bottles are allowed on track premises.

4. The speed limit in pit area and return road is 10 m.p.h.

5. No skateboards or roller blades are allowed in pit area.

6. 3 or 4 wheelers and bicycles are to be used for race support only and MUST be registered with NPR and have a current NPR Pitt Tag prominently displayed. NO Joy RIDING.

7. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to operate any motorized vehicle.

Violators face expulsion from the event along with their racecar and/or crew

Members and will not receive any refunds of any sort.

Point Series Rules

1. Enrollment for the 2014 points series is done in the timing tower or at tech. All Drivers must have a NHRA competition number or a No Problem Raceway permanent number to earn points.

2. Drivers in all classes are advised to purchase a NHRA competition number and membership. If a driver chooses not to purchase a NHRA number, No Problem Raceway will assign you a permanent number.

3. The points are earned according to the number displayed on the vehicle. Should a driver change vehicles during the season, his or her permanent number must be on the vehicle.

4. All numbers and dial-ins are to be displayed on the driver’s side of the vehicle. If a driver does NOT want Cross Talk on, (when applicable), the driver is to write an "N" after the Dial In.

The numbers have to be legible for the tower crew.

5. Points will be given in all eliminators unless there is a special event. Drivers will be notified if points are not given at a special event.

6. A driver may not drive more than 1 car in the same eliminator.

7. Points will be awarded to the driver and may not be transferred, even if the driver changes eliminator.

8. The 2014 points season begin with the 1st race in January 2014 and end with the last race in November of 2014

9. The point’s leader in each eliminator, at the end of the season will be the 2014 Track Champion. Each Track Champion and Jr. Dragster age group winner will each earn a 2014 No Problem Raceway Gold Card. The Gold Card entitles the racer to a free car/driver and 1 crewmember entry to all No Problem Raceway sponsored events. The Gold Car is non-transferable.

10. BOX and NO-BOX Race of Champions, for the E.T. Finals, will be determined by the total season’s points leader in BOX and NO-BOX as of the week before the E-T Finals event. The total season’s points leader of the 13+ age group will determine the Jr. Dragster Race of Champions. In case of a tie, the winner will be determined by the most event wins during the season, followed by the most 2nd Place finishes, followed by most 3rd Place finishes.

2013 Points will be earned as follows in BOX, NO-BOX, MOTORCYCLES, and Jr. Dragsters:

1st Round - 10 points  

2nd Round - 20 points  

3rd Round - 30 points 

4th Round - 40 points 

5th Round - 50 points

6th Round - 60 points

7th Round - 70 points

8th Round - 80 points

9th Round - 90 points

10th Round - 100 points

BONUS POINTS:

Winner - 8 Points

Runner Up - 6 Points

Semis - 4 Points

Quarters - 2 Points

2014 Race Procedures

1. All eliminators entered will be given a maximum of two (2) time trial sessions or qualifying runs. Late arrivals are only guaranteed one (1) time trial before eliminations begin, if time permits.

2. Time trials will be run by eliminator out of their designated lanes.

3. In time trials and eliminations, cars will be called to there assigned lanes: Street 1&2, No-Box 3&4, and Box to 5&6. In eliminations all cars (winners and bye backs) will be called to there assign lanes. 1st round buy back go directly to round 2 and 2nd round go directly to round 3. Once you have committed to a lane you must stay in that lane. NO LANE SWITCHING! When all the pairs have been run and the remainder of the cars are all in one lane, lane choice will be determined by a coin flip

4. In Box, No-Box, and Street classes the potential wait and see bye will be awarded by reaction time from the previous round winners. Before Eliminations start a wait and see bye will be determined by the BEST REACTION TIME from the 2nd Round of Time Trials and will be announced over the PA system when the class is called to the lanes. In each round there after, until the race is laddered, the potential bye will be awarded to the car with the best reaction time of the previous round, as long as that car has not had a bye. The tie breaker, if needed, will be closest to the dial. In each round the potential bye will be announced over the PA when that round is called to the lanes. When the round of 8 or less is reached, the cars will be laddered by Reaction times from the previous round. Cars will be paired best to worst. If there is a bye, it will go to the car with the Best Reaction time as long as said car has not received a bye previously. No car will receive more than one bye in eliminations, except in the case of a completion bye. Once cars are laddered, lane choice will go to the driver with the best non-red reaction time from the previous round , in all other rounds lane choice will be determined by a coin flip. All cars are eligible for the potential bye, unless said car had received it earlier.

Once all the the cars have been pared and a wait-and-see bye has either been declared a bye or paired up with another car, the field is CLOSED.  Any car showing up to the lanes after this point will not be allowed to run as he/she has arrived too late.

5. Courtesy staging is in effect during all points races except for 8-12 Jr. Dragsters. If a car stages before both cars have pre-staged, the car will be backed out of the lights (one time only) and both cars will then re-stage.

6. No deep staging is allowed, except for 8-12 Jr. Dragsters.

7. Jr. Dragster crew members will fire the car up AT HEAD OF STAGING and proceed through water box when the two cars ahead of them are staged. A maximum of 2 “push-backs” and 1 engine restart will be allowed prior to staging. Once the dragster has lit the pre-stage bulb, no crew member will be allowed to touch the vehicle, other than to turn on a data switch.

8. A driver may change vehicles before eliminations have begun, as long as the vehicle is not entered in the same event.

9. No driver may change vehicles once eliminations have begun.

10. All dial-ins must be visible after crossing the yellow line in front of the staging lanes and cannot be changed after that. Jr. Dragster drivers may not change their dial-in after the first pair of Jr.’s has staged.

11. Reaction times and intermediate times are given as a courtesy to the driver and no races will be re-run over disputed times.

12. It is the sole responsibility of the driver to check his or her dial-in before staging. Once both cars have staged, it is a race.

13. RAINOUTS: Our schedule calls for 18 No Problem Raceway Points events. Rainouts may be rescheduled at the track's discretion.

11. LICENSE RUNS: We have always supported our license applicants by offering drivers unlimited access to the track, and we will continue to do so on every Wednesday and Pro Test and Tune/Midnight Madness days. However, on race days, we no longer are able to allow License Runs due to time constraints and maintaining a satisfactory flow during our Points Bracket Racing Series.

Please note that the track is “prepped” the same every time we open the main gates.

16. TIME TRIALS ONLY & EXHIBITION RUNS:

Saturday is our RACE DAY. Should a driver want to run time trials only, he/she must enter into his/her car's respective race class.  Should the driver not wish to participate in the race itself, the driver will be able to run the 2 allotted time trials and may begin to run more time trials after the 3rd round of the races.

17.  Cars must have at least one working tail light when the track lights are on.  If the race steward deems a light to not be adequate, the car will not be allowed to run -- NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

18.  If a driver has been awarded a BYE run and is unable to make it to the starting line and cross the beam under his/her own power, then the driver is considered to have NOT advanced to the next round.  If cars on on a Ladder, only the cars/drivers who have advanced will proceed per the ladder per the ladder seeding.

  
NON-POINTS RACES RULE ADJUSTMENTS:

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 PUBLICATIONS 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 reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements.
  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.



All Rules from Bracket Series Races apply to non-points races.

When a non-points Bracket Race is held, each class is required to have a minimum of 8 participants to count as a "race."  Should there be less than 8 cars in a specific class, drivers are encouraged to move up a class; i.e.  Street can move up into No Box, No Box can move up to Box and Motorcycles may move into Box or No Box depending on each motorcycles setup.  NOTE:  If you are moving up into Box, Cross Talk is ON.  Should a participant NOT want to use crosstalk, an N must be placed directly behind the last "dial in" digit on the drivers side window. 

If, after those wishing to move up a class do so, there are remaining cars in the class, they will be limited to running time trials throughout the event.

 

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