Dragster & Roadster
There are 7 race dates that the Dragster & Roadster class will compete at Woodburn Dragstrip during the 2013 season: April 20-21 Tulip Festival Drags, May 18-19 Season Opener, June 8-9 Rose Festival Drags, June 22-23 Oldies but Goodies, July 27-28 Night of Fire, August 10-11 Hot Rod Nationals, and September 14-15 Fall Classic.
Dragsters and Roadsters is a nostalgia type class specifically targeting 1969 or older styled dragsters and roadsters/altereds. The class uses a .4 pro tree and a handicapped start, based on the driver’s selected dial-in (8.00 – 10.50). Electronics are not permitted. This is a points race series with a Champion crowned at the end of the season. Points will be kept for each driver and posted at this site. For more information, the contact person for this class is Sam Scott, he can be reached by email at email@example.com
1. DRAGSTER DEFINITION – 1969 & earlier style front engine dragster (FED). Multiple engines permitted.
2. ROADSTERS DEFINITION – 1955 & earlier open top bodies with a full tube chassis. Examples include, but are not limited to “T” roadsters/altereds, Bantam roadsters/altereds, side and center steer Fiat Topolinos, etc. Multiple engines permitted.
3. Computer: Prohibited.
4. Data Recorders: Prohibited.
5. Delay Boxes: Prohibited.
6. Transbrake: Permitted; See approved NHRA transbrake buttons list.
7. Line Lock: Permitted.
8. Automated Shifter: Prohibited
9. Throttle Control: Throttle must be manually operated by driver. Electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics or any other device may in no way affect the throttle operation. A dead-stop under the intake linkage or gas pedal is permitted. Throttle timers and counters are prohibited.
10. Ignition: Stutter boxes prohibited. Starting line and “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 is prohibited.
11. Switches and Buttons: Must be standard mechanical connection type. Infrared lasers, retinal scan, fingerprint, light source or any other non-mechanical type switch and/or button is prohibited; Also see NHRA approved transbrake button list.
12. Tow Vehicles: Allowed
13. Burnouts: Allowed accross starting line.
14. Deep Staging: Allowed. However, if you choose to deep stage, you do so at your own risk. Do not write “deep” on your car. The starter is under no obligation to wait for a driver to deep stage.
15. Courtesy Staging: Encouraged, but not mandatory.
16. Competitors in the Dragster/Roadster class must select one individual to represent the class and act as a liaison with the tower regarding rules interpetations, organization of the class, contact for new racers, etc.
17. Unless specifically addressed in the Dragster/Roadster class rules, the Woodburn Track Racer’s Handbook GENERAL REGULATIONS (GR) & STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP) apply.
18. Two Way Radios Between Driver and Crew: Prohibited.
1. QUALIFYING – Qualifying is based on reaction time. A competitor must complete at least one qualifying run in order to be placed on the ladder. A complete qualifying run includes staging, taking the light, and crossing the finish line under power. There is no limit to the number of cars that can be qualified for each race.
2. LADDERS — Ladders will be based on reaction time and will be provided by the tower.
1. 0.4 Pro Tree.
2. Handicapped start, based on the driver’s selected dial-in (8.00 – 10.50)
3. Run off of a ladder based on all qualifying runs.
4. LANE CHOICE — Determined by coin flip for all rounds.
1. Points accumulate to the driver.
2. Drivers earn 30 points upon qualifying.
3. Each round win adds 20 points.
4. An event win adds an additional 20 points.
5. Qualifying positions earn additional points as follows:
1st ………………… 8
2nd ……………….. 7
3rd ……………….. 6
4th ……………….. 5
5th & 6th ……….. 4
7th & 8th ……….. 3
9th – 12th ………. 2
13th – 16th …….. 1
Beyond 16th ….. 0
6. NO-SHOW FORMS—To insure the proper crediting of points, racers who are not able to stage their car for any round of eliminations, must report to the tower and complete a “no-show form”. This guarantees that the competitor will not be overlooked when points are tallied.
7. POINTS ACCUMULATION & TIE-BREAKERS – a) The driver with the most overall points wins. b) If a tie exists, the winner is determined by the racer with the most round wins. c) If a tie exists, the driver with the better record in head-to-head competition will be the winner. d) If a tie still exists, the driver who earned the most points at the last race of the season wins the tie-breaker. e) If a tie still exists, we will go back to the previous race, and so on until the tie is broken.
Revised 2/15/2012 – Added GR #18 and Qualifying Points.