ACCELAQUARTER RACEWAY TRACK RULES
If you have any questions or comments about rules or anything else feel free to ask me at the track or call me about it. I think you will find that I'm very reasonable and flexible about what we do here at Accelaquarter. My goal here is to have a competitive, safe and fun place to race. Good luck to everyone this year and thank you for coming to Accelaquarter.
Track Phone 812-244-9331
GENERAL TRACK RULES:
1. No fighting, vandalism, filthy language or theft. Any action or behavior deemed detrimental by Accelaquarter Raceway will result in disciplinary
action and/or suspension.
2. No selling or soliciting on the grounds without permission of management.
3. Dispose of litter in designated barrels. No glass bottles allowed. Waste oil should be disposed of in proper containers - not the ground.
4. No open flames allowed in pit area.
5. Helmets required all classes.
ACCELAQUARTER TRACK RULES -2018
Accelaquarter will follow the NHRA rulebook closely. Any clarifications or special track additions are listed below. To make your racing experience more enjoyable take a moment to read these rules.
The Race Director's interpretation of all rules will be final.
SUPER PRO CLASS 4.50 - 7.69
- delay boxes and data recorders permitted
- delay boxes are not permitted to display any engine rpm while racing.
- no computers
- wiring from tach to delay box not permitted
- MSD 7761 is not allowed
- no deep staging allowed
- crosstalk will be utilized
- autostart will be used
- PRO NO BOX CLASS 5.59 - 8.99
- no delay boxes allowed; delay box cannot be in the car or on person
- no computers, no data recorders allowed
- deep staging is allowed
- no crosstalk will be used
- autostart will be used
- Ignition systems that have timing event capabilities must have the memory card removed from assembly and the ignition box must be out of the drivers reach when racing
SPORTSMAN FOOTBRAKE CLASS 6.00 - slower
- no electronics allowed; including two-steps, throttle stops or timers
- Electric / air shifters allowed
- A single line lock allowed on a non-drive wheel only
- no computers; no data recorders allowed
- no transbrakes
- autostart will be used
- no crosstalk will be used
(New class for 2018)
Entry $20.00 Buy back $10.00
7.49 and slower
Full .005 tree (3 ambers,green)-no crosstalk
Cars must be street legal (able to be state licensed)
Must run DOT tires (DOT rating must be visible on tire and factory applied)
No electronics of any kind allowed
Must race with full street legal exhaust
Excessive tire spin on starting line causing damage to track prep/surface may result in disqualification
Class open to ages 14 and up. Non licensed drivers must take and pass driving test administered by the track before competing. Any non licensd driver must be accompanied by their parent (grandparents, aunts,uncles,cousins,etc not allowed) in the the car at all times, including competition. Parents must sign competition release form
for non licensed driver.
Drivers competing in Street Trophy may not compete in any other class that same day excluding Jr.Dragster.
Winner and Runner-up receives a trophy in this class.
- 5 year old contestants will make single runs only, no competition runs
- No pull backs allowed
- crew members prohibited from touching any part of the car after pre-stage light on
- Removal of tire covers must not slow down staging process
- all cars must be towed from designated line on the return road back to their pit
TEST AND TUNE
- each driver testing must have a signed test card turned in to the tower before going down track
- premium test sessions must be approved by the Race Director
- Staging director has the right to pair cars to avoid single runs during test and tune
- cars in lanes 1,2,3 will run in the left lane. Cars in 4,5,6 will run in the right lane. Only the entered driver can drive in the time trials.
- Staging director has the right to pair cars to avoid single runs during time trials
- lane 3 will run lane 4, lane 2 will run lane 5, lane 1 will run lane 6. Cars will run side to side unless there are more cars lined up for right or left lanes. At that point they will run front to back with lane determined by coin toss. Lane director will flip coin and designate who will call coin. Coin will be flipped and allowed to come to rest on the ground to determine lane choice.
- cars will be directed to a lane during eliminations by a track official. Changing lanes is not permitted
- staging director may direct cars to alternate lanes to achieve random pairings during eliminations
- Once you have entered the staging lanes you may not pull out of order for any reason, mechanical or otherwise. You must stay in line and have car ready to fire when you are directed to the ready line. If unable to to proceed frm the ready line you will be put on a one minute time limit. If time expires the other driver will recieve a competition bye.
- no one under the age of 14 allowed in staging lanes unless they are racing a jr dragster. This is an insurance requirement. ,,
- DOUBLE ENTRY
- One driver can enter one car, a maximum of two entries per class
- Two drivers in one car only allowed if each driver is entered in a separate class. Two drivers may not enter/drive the same car in the same class.
- One driver may enter a maximum of two different cars in a single class, but may not double enter either car in that same class.
- It is the drivers responsibility to return to staging for second entry run before the last pair of cars have run. The track will not wait for any reason. If the driver is not back and ready to fire in time, driver will forfeit run and it will be considered a loss.
- BYE RUNS
- first round bye will be picked from the last time trial using best reaction time. Tie breakers are faster mph then coin flip
- All bye runs after first round will be chosen from previous round using best reaction time, mph then coin flip are tie breakers
- bye runs stay with the driver until it is used
- only one bye run per driver per event
- in the case that all remaining drivers have had a bye, best package from previous round will be used
- all bye runs must stage and take the tree to advance to the next round
- driver cannot refuse a bye run if they are chosen for one
- car dial ins must be on the front right windshield and on the rear windshield. Dragsters must use a dial board facing the rear of the vehicle. It is suggested that cars with LED dial boards use a medium brightness as full bright is difficult for the tower to read
- It is the driver's responsibility to verify both dial ins on the score board before pre-staging. If a driver pre-stages they have accepted both dial-ins. Drivers may not back out of pre-stage if the other driver is already pre-staged
- dial-ins may be changed between rounds but must stay within class limits
- if staging "deep" , you must have deep on the window below the dial
- dial in can not be changed in all classes once you cross the dial-in line which is the line at the front of each staging lane
- courtesy staging is in effect, starter has the discretion on making a car back out and restage
- pre-staging and staging must be in a forward motion and done under the car's power
- backing up to reheat the tires, align car position or dry hop is at the starters discretion. If the starter directs you to stage then you must do so or risk disqualification
- a reasonable amount of time will be allowed for drivers to stage. That time is at the sole discretion of the starter. Burn downs are not permitted.
- failure to stage upon starters direction will be grounds for disqualification.
- deep staging is a luxury, not a right
- when deep staging, do not stop pulling fprward until you have turned on both stage lights. That is considered pre-staged for deep staging cars. If you are not deep staged before the other car is staged, you risk the tree firing on autostart.
- a missed deep stage by the starter is not grounds for a rerun or reinstatement
- scoreboards are for your convenience and are not official
- the tower timing system is official should any discrepancy occur
- TRACK RUNS
- during eliminations, if you are on a single run you must stage and take the tree. Exiting the track before the finish line is not permitted and will be a disqualification/loss. You are permitted to back out of the lights once you have taken the tree but must go directly to the staging lanes to cool, you may not return to the pits for any reason
- "first or worst" rule is in effect at all times
- in the event that a driver commits a red light or break out and the other driver cannot cross the finish line under its own power, the red light/break out driver will be considered the round winner
- any re-runs or reinstatements are only authorized by the Race Director. All decisions by the Race director are final
- car in the left lane will have the right of way to turn off at the first and second turnoff at the end of the track
- when the track lights are on all cars must have at least one working tail light
- no shorts, nylon pants, pajama pants, tank tops, open toe or open heel shoes are allowed. Minimum clothing required is full shirt, long pants, socks and shoes. Helmets are required in all classes regardless of ET rules
- Helmet visors must be completely closed or down in any open cockpit vehicle, including jr dragsters.
- RESTRICTED AREAS
- you must have a wrist band to enter any restricted area on the track.
- only two crew members allowed per vehicle in restricted areas
- no one is allowed to stand behind the water box, burn out area or in front of the tower to watch the competion runs. Flying rocks are dangerous and can cause serious injury in these areas
- race cars have the right of way in all restricted areas
- BREAK PASSES
- if a testing or entered driver can not make at least one attempted run down track of any kind, they must contact the Race director before leaving the event to receive a break pass. If allowed, your tech card will be at the front gate for use at a later date. No refunds are allowed and you must pay the spectator's fee the day of using the break pass
- once you have purchased a tech no refunds will be allowed. You may change classes if necessary but must inform the Race director before eliminations begin
- break passes can only be used one time even if your car breaks again. Break passes expire at the end of the years schedule
- BUY BACKS
- first round bye backs are available at the base of the east end of the tower. You must purchase a bye back before the start of the second round of the class you are entered
- only the original driver may purchase a bye back and continue in the second round
- WARM UPS
- speed limit in the pits is 10 mph
- cars should travel in a counter-clockwise direction while warming up. Warming up on the track or return road is prohibited
- no launches, burnouts or checking convertors is allowed on pit roads or in the staging lanes
- cars must be on jack stands and in their pit area when checking convertor stall speed
- tow vehicles allowed only with race cars that run 7.50 or quicker
- all pit vehicles must give right of way to race cars
- you must be 16 years old to operate any type of pit vehicle on the property of Accelaquarter including Jr Dragster drivers
- anyone operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner will have their driving prevledges revoked
- no campfires are allowed in the pit area
- all fires must be in a track approved above ground fire system
- all fires and combustables must be cleaned up before leaving the premises
- burning trash is prohibited. All trash must be put in supplied trash barrels
- all drivers will be eligible for class points fot the Class championships
- a driver must make at one run down the track to receive entry points
- If a driver uses a break pass they will receive points on the day of use only, entry points will only be given at one event
- POINTS ARE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:
- Entry: 20
- Round win: 5
- Race win: 5
- Race runner-up: 2
- Buy-back round win: 3
- points are awarded to the driver, not the car and cannot be transferred from class to class. Drivers are eligible for points in each class they enter
- TRACTION CONTROL
- traction control devices of any type, electrical or mechanical are prohibited
- * traction control is any device or system that uses live data to control a function of the vehicle which are not controlled by the driver. These devices are, but not limited to, timing control based on drive line, wheel or engine acceleration, brake control, throttle control, vertical acceleration meters, misfire control, stutter box, relays, time to location, gas to location and/or rpm activated chips
- Drivers, crew members and anyone with restricted area access are prohibited from consuming alcohol while participating in a race.
- processing or using illegal drugs and/or unprescribed drugs is prohibited on the property of Accelaquarter Raceway
- any violation of these rules will result in the immediate removal from the premises and may result in further legal actions
- all drivers and crew members agree to drug and alcohol testing upon the request of the Race director
- no guns or weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited on the premises of Accelaquarter Raceway.
- track officials reserve the right to inspect any race car entered in competition
- track officials reserve the right to question any racer to ensure the proper use and/or function of any equipment or part in or around the race car in question
- if a racer prohibits inspection or fails to answer questions for any reason they will banned from competition at Accelaquarter Raceway indefinitely
- if the car fails inspection or the driver fails to answer any question, the driver forfeits all points and payouts
- random inspection will take place during the year to ensure safety and rule compliance
- no person is allowed in the operations tower for any reason
- all complaints will be addressed by the racer (one person) and the Race director at a private, predetermined location. Only the racer, Race director and witness (chosen by the Race director) will be allowed in the meeting unless the director deems it necessary for other people to be present. No friends, spouses or others will be allowed.
- cursing, yelling, screaming, making threats, fighting or any other out of control behavior will be tolerated.
- The intention of this meeting will be to come to an agreement suitable for both parties. If that is not possible, the Race director will have the final decision
- cursing and/or inappropriate gestures directed at track personel or in the presence of children is prohibited
- any violation of the complaint policy rules may result in suspension, foffeiture of payouts and forfeiture of points
- In the event that weather, mechanical or electrical issues prevent the completion of an event but two rounds of eliminations have been completed by all classes, the event will be considered a completed race. Class purses will be divided evenly between the remaining drivers. Purses will be calculated according to the number of drivers remaining and how the car count would have run out. Points will not be awarded unless the event is considered a completed race and all classes have completed two rounds of eliminations.
- if two rounds have not been completed and weather prevents the event from continuing, a ain check for each driver in competition will be awarded. Driver's tech card will be held at the front gate for later use by that driver
- rain checks have no monetary value and no refunds will be given
- crew member and spectator admission fees are non-refundable and rain checks are not available unless authorized by the track manager
- all rain checks and break passes must be used in the same year in which they were purchased. They do not carry over to the next season.
- Accelaquarter championship gold cards are only valid for one year
- Gold cards are valid for one entry to the person in the class represented on the card. Cards are valid for bracket series races and are not valid for special events or events not sanctioned by Accelaquarter Raceway
- all winnings should be picked up at the payout window the night of the event unless otherwise announced by the track manager
- Payout window will close 30 minutes after the last pair has run
Accelaquarter Raceway reserves the right to refuse admission t anyone.
All decisions by the Track manager are final.
These rules are not conclusive and are subject to modifications or expansion throughout the season