GENERAL RULES

All IHRA Rules and Regulations Apply.
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SPEED LIMIT IN THE PIT AREA, RETURN ROAD AND OTHER AREAS IS 10 M.P.H.

ALL Drivers Must Be 16 Years Old or Older Except Jr. Dragster & Teen Championship.
Drivers Under 18 Years Old Must Have A Parent Consent Form and a Waiver Form
Signed and On File With The Track. Parental Form Waiver Form

TOP Dragster

• Dragsters Only

• Electronics Allowed

• Delay Boxes Permitted

• Transbrake Permitted

• Automated Shifter Permitted

• Line Lock Permitted

• Throttle Control Permitted

• Ignition Starting Line and or ‘High Side’
Rev Limiters Permitted


TOP ET

• Dragsters Prohibited

• Electronics Allowed

• Delay Boxes Permitted

• Transbrake Permitted

• Automated Shifter Permitted

• Line Lock Permitted

• Throttle Control Permitted

• Ignition Starting Line and or ‘High Side’
Rev Limiters Permitted

Pro Trophy

• Dragsters Prohibited

• Electronics Prohibited

• Computer Prohibited unless Stock OEM

• Open Headers Permitted

• Slicks Permitted

• Data Recorders Prohibited

• Delay Boxes Prohibited

• Transbrake Permitted

• Line Lock Permitted

• Automated Shifter Prohibited unless OEM
equipped

• Throttle must be manually operated by the
drivers. Electronics, pnuematics, or any other
device may in no way affect the throttle
operation. A deadstop under the carburetor
or gas pedal is permitted. Throttle timers,
counters prohibited.

Street Car Shoot Out

• Electronics Prohibited

• DOT Street Tires Required

MOD ET

• Dragsters Prohibited

• Electronics Prohibited

• Data Recorders Prohibited

• Delay Boxes Prohibited

• Transbrake Permitted

• Line Lock Permitted

• Throttle must be manually operated by the drivers. Electronics, pneumatics, or any other device may in
no way affect the throttle operation. A deadstop
under the carburetor or gas pedal is permitted. Throttle timers, counters prohibited

• Ignition Starting Line and or ‘High Side’ Rev Limiters Permitted.


Pro Bike

• Motorcycles & Sleds

• Same electronic rules as Pro Trophy


Super Trophy

• Electronics Prohibited

• DOT Street Tires Required

Saturday Night Shoot Out - Box

• Electronics Allowed

• Delay Boxes Permitted

• Transbrake Permitted

• Automated Shifter Permitted

• Line Lock Permitted

• Throttle Control Permitted

• Ignition Starting Line and or ‘High Side’
Rev Limiters Permitted

Saturday Night Shoot Out - No Box

• Dragsters Prohibited

• Electronics Prohibited

• Delay Boxes Prohibited

• Transbrake Permitted

• Automated Shifter Permitted

• Line Lock Permitted

• Throttle must be manually operated by the drivers. Electronics, pneumatics, or any other device may in
no way affect the throttle operation. A deadstop
under the carburetor or gas pedal is permitted. Throttle timers, counters prohibited

• Ignition Starting Line and or ‘High Side’
Rev Limiters Permitted.

Junior Dragster (1/8 mile)

• Kids 8-17 Years of Age

• Drivers must have a parental release form
signed prior to competition

High School

• High School Students 15-18 years of age
or a current year High School graduate.

• Drivers under 18 must have a
parental release form
signed prior to competition

Teen Championship (1/8 mile)

• Kids 13-17 Years of Age

• Drivers must have a parental release form
signed prior to competition

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All Classes

Important Drivers License Reminder:
According to the IHRA rule book, “Each driver of a vehicle entered in any event conducted at an IHRA sanctioned track must have a valid State driver’s license beyond a learner’s permit and IHRA Competition License (except Junior Dragster). This license is subject to inspection at any time.”When applying for or renewing a license with IHRA, please attach a copy of your valid state driver’s license to the form. If you are at an IHRA Nitro Jam or Pro Am event and either need to apply for an IHRA license or renew your IHRA license, please be sure to bring your valid state driver’s license with you to the IHRA Tech Trailer for inspection. If you cannot show a valid state driver’s license, you will be unable to participate at the event.

• Refer to pages 77-98 of the 2013 IHRA Rulebook for specific regulations

• All Brackets run 0.5 Full Tree

• No fluid dripping from vehicle ~ Make sure your A/C is off before entering the staging lanes!

• Batteries must be securely mounted

• Drive shaft loop mandatory on any vehicle using racing slicks. TVD does sell drive shaft loops if you are in need

• Drivers in all classes must wear a helmet meeting SNELL or SFI specifications for each class; refer to the IHRA rulebook for your class

• All vehicles must have a drivers restraint system

• All vehicles must pass TVD Tech Inspection before entering the staging lanes

• If a vehicle breaks and the driver is entered in an elimination class and eliminations have begun, he/she is out of competition for that event he/she many not switch

vehicles

• Dial-Ins and Car numbers must be readable from the tower! 4” white numbers are

recommended. They are sold at the Tech Inspection Booth!

10.00 to 11.49

• Fire Extinguisher on all closed bodied cars

• Roll cage is madatory if vehicle has an altered floor or firewall

• Protective clothing & Driver restraint system must meet IHRA Specifications

9.99 & Faster

IHRA License

Motorcycles & Snowmobiles

• Refer to pages 63-64 of the 2013 IHRA Rulebook for specific regulations

• Each Motorcycle and Rider Must Pass Tech Before Pulling Into Staging Lanes

• Front and rear brakes mandatory

• Chain guards and clutch covers mandatory

• Engine kill switch attached to Rider on 0 to 10.99 machines

• Tank mounted fuel shutoff valve on 0 to 9.99 machines

• “Snap-Back” throttle on all machines

• Handlebars must measure at least 10” from the centers of fork clamp, measured

horizontally. In no case may the handlebars be mounted below the lower fork clamp on all machines

• Rigid front forks are not permitted on any machine

• The rear fender of all entries must cover the full width of the tire used, extend to above the rear axle and below the rider’s sitting position

• All machines must have properly secured seat, foot pegs and handle grips

• Mirrors, windsields and all protruding brackets must be removed on all machines. Saddle bags must be empty or removed completely on all machines

• Nitrous Oxide permitted on bikes going 9.99 or quicker only.

• SFI 40.1-1 or 40.1-2 suit or jacket or leathers or accepted kevlar mandatory for all

riders. All riders who run 10.99 or quicker or run 120 mph or faster must wear a 40.1/2 suit or leathers. Two piece suits may be jointed at the waist by a zipper. Leather gloves and boots/shoes extending above the ankle mandatory

• All Riders Must Have A SN-90 or newer, K 98, 2000 or SFI 31.2 or 31.2 Full Face Helmet

• All competitors running 9.99 or quicker must have a valid IHRA Competition License

• Must Have A Number Plate On the Side with Bike # And Your Dial In

HIGH SCHOOL RACES

WHO CAN RACE??

Any high school student 15 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license (a learner’s permit is not a valid driver’s license) can race in this series. Bring a helmet rated Snell 90 or newer. Drivers must have a parental release form signed prior to competition

WHAT TYPE OF VEHICLE IS REQUIRED?

Virtually any car, truck or motorcycle which meets the minimum safety requirements may be used. Car & truck safety requirements include seat belts, all windows intact and tires and brakes in good condition. The battery must be securely bolted down with factory type mount or metal strap with 3/8” bolts. (No bungee cords.) Cars or trucks with slicks must have a drive shaft safety loop and extended wheel studs. All vehicles must have an overflow tank on the cooling system which holds a minimum of one pint. Fluid leaks of any kind will not be tolerated. Vehicles faster than 14:00 seconds may require additional safety modifications per IHRA rules. No electronics, transmission brakes or two-steps may be used.

THE THREE BRACKETS & THE E.T. BREAKS

Bracket 1 - 10:00 to 13:99 Seconds
Bracket 2 - 14:00 to 15:99 Seconds
Bracket 3 - 16:00 & Up

All Terrain Vehicles Prohibited

Teen Championship Racing

Teen championship racing allows youth aged 13 to 17 the opportunity to race against their peers in full-bodied street vehicles. A Co-Driver will accompany the TCR competitor on all runs to coach the driver and to join in the fun. The TCR program is an inexpensive way for families to get involved in drag racing.

All races are conducted over a distance of 1/8th mile with an ET dial-in format. Cars are limited to 10.00 seconds and slower. TCR drivers may not compete in any other class, except for Jr. Dragster.

Co-Driver: The co-driver must be the driver’s parent, legal guardian, or adult 25 years of age or older, with a valid state driver’s license. The co-drivers must be seated in thepassenger seat of the vehicle any time the driver is in the driver’s seat. The co-driver must drive the vehicle in the pits, to the staging lanes, and on the return road beyond the time slip booth.

Driver: Youth ages 13 to 17 (or until they have achieved a State driver’s license not a learners permit) may be licensed to compete in TCR. All runs must be made with an approved co-driver. A photocopy of every competitors birth certificate, a signed Parent/Guardian Minor Release Form and a $25 fee must accompany all license applications.

License: All TCR competitors will be licensed by an IHRA Track Official. The licensing procedure includes vehicle orientation, a basic driving test, and a minimum of six licensing runs. An Official or
Co-Driver must be in the vehicle at all times.

The licensee must demonstrate familiarity with all of the vehicles primary controls such as pedals, steering, shifter, lights, etc. Drivers must perform this orientation test for each vehicle entered in competition. Licensee must complete a basic driving test, demonstrating the ability to start the engine, select gears, turn and brake to a stop proficiently.

The Official will make one run with a licensee as passenger. This will allow the official to determine the safety and eligibility of the vehicle to run over the elapsed time limit, and orient the licensee to track fixtures, starting line, timing system, return road, timeslip booth, etc. The licensee must make a minimum of three approved runs with the assigned co-driver and witnessed by the track official. If the driver passes the test, the track official and co-driver must sign the driver’s license. Officials must deny a license to any driver they feel cannot handle the vehicle.

Vehicle: Must be a street legal full-bodied car, truck, van or SUV. Convertibles, jeeps, motorcycles, modified vehicles and/or specific-built racecars prohibited. The vehicle must pass IHRA and state safety regulations. The vehicle must be licensed and equipped with mufflers, DOT street tires and seat belts. Electronics prohibited. Seat belt usage is mandatory.

Junior Dragsters

WHO CAN RACE??

Any child 8 to 17 years old. Juniors may compete through the caledar year of their 18th birthday, provided they are in competition between Jan 1 and their birthday. All competitors must make 6 passes to obtain or upgrade IHRA license. A photocopy of every competitors birth certificate must accompany all license applications along with an original parental consent agreement and original release and waiver of liability.

NO Jr. Dragster will be allowed to be on the track until there is someone on the top end of the track to direct them off. The requirement is that when your jr is on the track one spotter(parent, helper,etc) needs to stay on the starting line to ensure your car is off safely. Also Jr drivers I request that no matter who it is on the top end of the track you obey them and respect them the same as you do any track official. Thunder Valley Dragways is taking these steps to ensure the safety of all drivers.

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