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The Track Designed With Your Family In Mind

2019 General Rules
1.  If any racer has a problem, contact the race director.  DO NOT interrupt the event by going to the starting line or the staging lanes.  The decision of the race director is final.  

2.  Any driver caught drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs will be disqualified.  In addition, each driverr is responsible for the actions of their crew members.  

3.  Parents and guardians are strongly cautioned to keep close watch of their children.  The race track and pits are a danger due to the high level of activity and moving vehicles.  Any minor who is a participant in an event must have a minor release form on file at the track.  Remember, you must have a valid drivers license to operate any wheeled vehicle including but not limited to bicycles, ATV's, golf carts, pit bikes, or any pit assist vehicle.  Roller blades, roller skates, skateboard or similar items are not permitted on track grounds.

4.  The speed limit throughout the premises is 10 MPH.


“We want to create an atmosphere where the competitors feel welcomed, appreciated, and treated fairly..”

 
5.  If a racer decides to run more than one class, it is up to the racer NOT THE TRACK STAFF to keep up.  

6.  No two drivers may enter the same car in the same class with the exection of special events where double entries are permitted.  

7.  When an event has a quailified field, qualifying passes must be made duing the designated qualifying rounds.  

8.  Drivers using an illegal device will be disqualified from the event and lose all points and points money for the season.  The track reserves the right to report the infraction to IHRA for further disciplinary measures.  

9.  Long pants, shirt, shoes, and helmets are required in all classes.    A fire suit is required if mandated for your class of competition or ET in the IHRA rule book.  No shorts or tank tops allowed.  

10.  IHRA rules pertaining to safety requirements in bracket type cars will be followed according to your ET.  

11.  Every car in competition will be issued a number and will receive points.  Drivers will receive 20 points for each race entered (must make first round call by crossing the commitment to race line) and 10 points for each round of compeition won.  Each event will have the following bonus point structure:  3 points for race win; 2 points for runner-up; 1 point for semi-final.  Every event is a points race unless otherwise noted.  

12.  Buy-backs are available first and/or second round each week.  The number of available buy-backs will be based on the car count and other conditions.  Buy-backs must be purchased in the tower prior to the beginning of the next round of eliminations.  Drivers who buy-back will receive 10 points per round won AFTER they buy-back.  

13.  If your car breaks in the staging lanes, you will have 5 minutes or until the end of the round whichever is greater.  The line before entering the racing service is the commitment to race line.  If your car breaks after you cross the commitment to race line, you will have 20 seconds to make it to the starting line before the other driver is told to stage.  

14.  If you break prior to the start of competition and you wish to leave, you will receive your competition entry fee back.  No points will be given for the event if a break pass is issued.  Break passes must be requested before the first round of competition.  

15.  RAIN OUTS:  Events are consicdred complete if 2 rounds of eliminations have been completed.  The dated ticket that you recieve will serve as the rain check for drivers and spectators in the event of a rain out.  

  
16.  DASH FOR CASH:  Any driver who wishes to particiate in the dash for cash, must pay $10 in the tower prior to the second time run in their class of competition.  The second time run will be the dash for cash run unless otherwise stated.  Dash for cash entries will run together according to class of competition.  All drivers who do NOT wish to particiate in the dash for cash, will still receive their 2nd time run.  The winner of the dash for cash for each class of competition will be the competitior that is closest to their dial-in without breaking out.  You may red light and still win dash for cash.  The winner  in each class will receive half of the pot and the first potential bye-run.  In the event of a tie, the best reaction time of the tied competitors will be used to determine position on the list.  To be eligible for the dash for cash, you MUST run the assigned dash for cash round with your class of competition.  
17.  The dash for cash winner will receive the first available bye-run in their class and it will carry over until used or the competitor is eliminated.  From that point, until the conclusion of the event, the bye-run will be determined by the best winning reaction time from the previous round  of competition.  This bye-run WILL NOT carry over if unused.  In the event of a tie, the potential bye will go to the best package.  You may only receive one bye-run per event.  All buy-runs must stage and take the tree under power.  You do not have to make a full run.  

​18.  LANE CHOICE:  During time runs and the dash for cash, lane choice is determined by which lane you enter as long as the staging lane opposite you has cars.  If the lanes are in single file, lane choice will be determined  by the first car out of the lane.  Lane choice during eliminations is determined by which lane you enter so long as the staging lane opposite of you has cars.  You may NOT change lanes once you have entered the lanes.  If lanes during eliminations are in single file, lane choice will be determined by card draw with high card receiving the lane choice.  In addition, the car in line for the bye-run will have lane choice over their competitor.    Once competitors are paired, lane choice will be determined by best reaction time in the previous round of competition.  Staging lanes 1, 3, & 5 are right lanes while 2, 4 & 6 are left lanes.  
JUNIOR DRAGSTER PAIRING PROCESS:  Lane choice is determined by card draw.  Red is for right lane and black is for left lane.  High card has the choice.  If cars are paired side by side and the cards are a tie, cards will be drawn to determine the lane choice.  The competitor in line for the bye-run has lane choice.  Once competitors are paired, lane choice will be determined b the best reaction time from the previous round of competition.  

19.  Once cars left in competition in Super Pro, Footbrake, Sportsman and Junior Dragsters reaches 8 cars or less, they will be paired.  All pairings will be done on a sportsman ladder based off recation time from the previous round of compeition.  Ladder will be redrawn each round.  The best reaction time of the pairing will have lane choice.  

20.  Once you cross the line at the back of the staging lanes, DO NOT change or leave the lanes.  Leaving the staging lanes will result in disqualification.  CARS ARE NOT PAIRED UNTIL THE STAGING DIRECTOR APPOINTS THEM.  While in the staging lanes STAY WITH YOUR CAR and be ready to race at any time.  

21.  Burnouts are allowed in the waterbox only.  No holding cars during burnouts.  No burnouts across the starting line unless you are told to do so or given the option by a track official.  

22.  Your dial-in must be CLEAR AND LEGIBLE ON ALL 4 WINDOWS.  The dial-in must be on your car prior to crossing the commitment line at the front of the staging lanes.  DO NOT pre-stage your car until your dial in is on the scoreboard and CORRECT.   Once you have pre-staged your car, you have accepted all dial-ins and the results are final.  

23.  Compulink timing system is used by Elk Creek Dragway with automatic start.  Once a driver is staged and the auto-start is actived, the other car has 10 seconds to stage. Junior Dragster competitors have 15 seconds to stage.   

24.  When the official starter has given each driver sufficent time to stage, he will then motion both cars in.  At that time, you have 10 seconds to stage.  If neither car has staged at the end 10 seconds, both cars will be disqualified.  

25.  Courtesy staging is in effect. DO NOT final stage your car until your opponet has pre-staged.  If this happens, the starter has the option to ask the first car to back out or delaying activation of the auto-start until the second car is ready stage.
  
26.  Deep staging will be allowed unless it is prohibited in your class.  DEEP must be written on all four windows.  Deep staging is up to the driver and a reasonable amount of time will be allowed for both cars to stage.  the last deliberate motion during staging must be forward.  Deep staging is prohibited in Super Pro (Top ET).  If you roll in deep, you will red lighted for that round.  

27.  If you smoke the tires at the finish line, you will be warned.  The second time, you will be disqualified.  Multiple offenses at the same event may result in further disciplinary action.  

28.  Junior dragsters must be towed or pushed by adults to the staging lanes and back to their pit area.  

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES may a junior dragster be driven anywhere on dragway property other an on the track or on the return road to the ET booth.  Junior dragsters must be picked up by an adult at the end of the run and towed back to their pit area.  

29.  Junior dragsters are to be driven by children ages 8 through 17.  All competitors in junior dragster will be run as one class regardless of the age of the driver or ET of the car.  The ET range for junior dragsters is 7.90 and slower.  IHRA rules mandate that junior drag cars may not exceed an ET of 7.90 in the 1/8th mile.  

30.  No verbal or physical assistance by crew members will be allowed after the junior dragster is pre-staged.  Crew members can not touch the dragster after they have crossed the "parent line" or been called forward by the starter.  Participants may raise their hand ONE time to request the starter to back the car out of the stage beam if time allows.  If the tree is activated before the driver requests a pull back, it is too late to stop the run.  

31.  No electronics are allowed in Footbrake, Sportsman or Junior Dragster classes.  Delay boxes must be out of the car.  No transbrake may be used in Footbrake.  Delay boxes are NOT allowed on motorcycles.  Air or electric shifters may be used in Super Pro (Top ET) and Footbrake.  No center steer vehicle, altered, or fenderless roadster is allowed in Footbrake.  

32.  DOT:  Street legal DOT approved tires.   No slicks.  Exhaust must be run through mufflers.  No electronics.

33.  You can not claim Summit Super Series points in DOT or motorcycles at Elk Creek Dragway.

34.  All vehicles must have at least 1 working tail light.

35.  If any part of a vehicle crosses the centerline and the outcome of the race is affected, this could result in disqualification.  

36.  The race director may waive, amend, or modify any rule at any time. 

UPDATED FEBRUARY 20, 2019