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Division 3 Summit ET Finals Rules

8/8/2018

2018 NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES

DIVISION 3 E.T. FINALS BRACKET RULES

 

 SUPER PRO (4.30-7.75) 1/8-MILE  ( minimum 2, maximum 24 entries)

 

1.   Computer:  Prohibited unless stock vehicle by new car manufacturer.  See general regulations 9:1

2.   Data recorders:  Permitted.  See general regulations 9:2 & 9:10.

3.    Delay boxes:  Permitted, All direct wiring must be clearly identifiable to the tech inspector.  See general regulations 8:2 for more information.

4.   Trans-brake:  Permitted.

5.   4-wheel line lock:  Permitted.

6.   Automated shifter:  Permitted.

7.   Throttle Control:  Permitted.

8.    Ignition:  Stutter boxes prohibited.  Starting line and or "high side" rev limiters permitted.  Two

      steps, rev limiters or any other rpm limiting devices, legal unto themselves but altered or installed

      so as to function as a down-track rpm controller, prohibited.

9.    Switches & buttons:  All switches and/or buttons must be standard mechanical connection type.

      Infrared laser, retinal scan, fingerprint, light source or any other non-mechanical type switch and/or

      button prohibited.

10. Vehicle must meet all applicable safety rules for ET and/or MPH.  See NHRA Rulebook.

11. NHRA License & ET Number: Required.  (Level 2, 3, 4 or 6 required if running 6.39 or quicker)

 

 

PRO (5.40-8.99) 1/8-MILE  ( minimum 2, maximum 24 entries )

 

1.   Computer:  Prohibited unless stock vehicle by new car manufacture.  See general regulations 9:1.

2.   Data recorders:  Prohibited. See general regulations 9:2 & 9:10.

3.   Delay boxes:  Prohibited.

4.   Trans-brake:  Permitted.

5.   4-wheel line lock:  Permitted.

6.   Automated shifter:  Permitted.

7.    Throttle control:  Throttle must be manually operated by the drivers foot.  Electronics, pneumatics,

      hydraulics or any other device may in no way affect the throttle operation.  Deadstop under

      carburetor or gas pedal are permitted.  Throttle timers, staging controllers, counters prohibited.

8.    Ignition:  Stutter boxes prohibited.  Starting line and or "high side" rev limiters permitted.  Two

      steps, rev limiters or any other rpm limiting devices, legal unto themselves but altered or installed

      so as to function as a down-track rpm controller, prohibited.

9.    Switches & buttons:  See S/Pro #9 switches & buttons.

10. Tow vehicles:      Tow vehicles are prohibited in Pro E.T.

11. 5.40 to 6.39:   Vehicles running 5.40 to 6.39 in the 1/8 mile must meet all applicable safety rules.

      See NHRA Rulebook.

12. NHRA License & ET Number: Required.  (Level 2, 3, 4 or 6 required if running 6.39 or quicker.)

SPORTSMAN (12.00-19.99) 1/4-MILE  (1/8 mile equivalent 7.68-12.50; minimum 2, maximum 24 entries)

 

1.   Computer:  Prohibited unless stock vehicle by new car manufacture.  See general regulations 9:1.

2.   Data recorders:  Prohibited.  See general regulations 9:2 & 9:10.

3.   Delay Boxes, trans-brakes, 4-wheel line locks,  Prohibited.

4.    Automated shifter:  Prohibited unless OEM.

5.    Throttle control: Throttle must be manually operated by the drivers foot.  Electronics, pneumatics,

      hydraulics or any other device may in no way affect the throttle operation.  Deadstop under

      carburetor or gas pedal are permitted.  Throttle timers, staging controllers, counters prohibited. 

6.   Line lock: 2-wheel line locks permitted on non-drive wheels only.

7.    OEM electronics, tachometer, single stage (high side only) rev limiters: Permitted.

8.    Ignition:  Stutter boxes prohibited.  Single stage (high side only) rev limiters permitted.  Starting line  rev limiters prohibited.  Two or more step rev limiter prohibited, any other rpm limiting devices, legal

      unto themselves but altered or installed so as to function as a down-track rpm controller, prohibited.

9.   Switches & buttons:  See S/Pro #9 switches & buttons.

10. Tow vehicles:      Tow vehicles are prohibited in Street E.T..

11. NHRA License & ET Number: Required.  (Level 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 accepted, with ET number.)

 

SUPER PRO BIKE (7.50-15.99) 1/4-MILE  ( minimum 0,maximum 20 entries)

 

1.   Electronics: Same  electronic rules as Super Pro  except data recorders prohibited.

2.   NHRA license & ET Motorcycle Number: Required.  (Level 3D, 4D or 6D if running 6.39 or quicker)

 

HIGH SCHOOL: (12.00-UP) 1/4-MILE  ( maximum 2 entries)

 

1.   Tires:  All tires must be DOT approved street tire.

2.   Electronics:  Same as Sportsman E.T. category.

3.   Tow vehicles:  Tow vehicles are prohibited in High School E.T.

4.   The student and/or their car for competition may NOT be entered in any other bracket at the E.T.       Finals.

5.   Competition number will be assigned Track Team Letter and 1 or 2, i.e. A1, A2, B1, B2, etc.

 

TRACK MANAGER:

      Same as High School rules.  Car and/or driver may not have participated in any other category at event.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  1. In all brackets, refer to the 2018 NHRA Rulebook for applicable vehicle/driver requirements based on

individual E.T. and/or M.P.H. performance.

 

  1. Christmas Tree:  At the 2018 North Central Division Summit  Racing Series event LED bulbs will be used with bulb shades and a divider.  The tree configuration is at the option of all tracks at their weekly events.  Compulink AutoStart system will be used at the 2018 North Central Division Summit Racing Series event.  The AutoStart settings are listed below in seconds:

Stage Minimum 0.6      Staged to Start  1.1      Total + Variance  1.7 – 1.9      Total Timeout  10

The Compulink CrossTalk system will be used at the 2018 North Central Division Summit Racing Series event in Super Pro and Super Pro Bike. 

 

  1. Only qualified drivers from participating NHRA member tracks are eligible.  Qualified drivers must

have participated in a minimum of three (3) track point events and be listed on the track’s roster prior to the gates opening for the event.  No alternates or substitutions permitted on team rosters after gates have opened for the event.

 

  1. The Division Champions in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Super Pro Bike will advance to the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships to be held, November 8-11, 2018 in Pomona, Calif.  Alternates for the National Champion shall be determined as follows:  Super Pro / Pro ET / Sportsman / Super Pro Motorcycle Event Winners—1st alternate will be Race of Champion winner, 2nd alternate will be event runner-up, 3rd alternate will be Race of Champion runner-up.  National Championship participants will receive the $3,000 bonus paid at the National Championship event.


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