Motorcycle: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS 1) Front brakes mandatory. 2) Chain guards and clutch covers mandatory. 3) Engine kill switch attached to rider or factory tip over switch is required on 6.99 and faster 1/8th mile vehicles. 4) A “Snap-Back” throttle required on all vehicles. 5) Rigid front forks are not permitted on any vehicle. 6) All machines must have properly secured seat, foot pegs, and handle grips. 7) Nitrous oxide permitted on all entries and must be installed as per manufacturers guidelines and include all safety components. Any unsafe vehicle will not be permitted to race. Any vehicle that exhibits unsafe handling characteristics at any time will be disqualified. RIDER REQUIREMENTS 1) Each participant agrees to familiarize himself with all applicable rules and regulations prior to competing in any IHRA sanctioned event. 2) All riders must have boots/shoes above the ankle, leather gloves and a leather jacket. Any rider running quicker than 6.99 1/8 must also have leather pants. Pants are not required to be zipped together. Nylon or textile jackets and pants are not permitted. Kevlar jackets are permitted. 3) Helmet: SN, SA, M or K-2010 or newer closed face helmet mandatory. ECE 22.05 models permitted on bikes running 6.50 and slower 1/8 mile.

Jr Dragster: The Junior Dragster program is designed to allow youth, as young as 7 years of age and up to 17, the opportunity to race against their peers in near replicas of the models that the Pros drive. Juniors may compete through the calendar year of their 18th birthday. (Jan 1 to Dec 31) If a competitor turns 10 during the season, they may finish the year out in the beginner class. IHRA Junior Dragsters are restricted to competition in half-scale cars over a distance of 1/8 mile. The competition structure is designed to be conducted on an ET dial-your-own format, or a preset index on a heads-up breakout basis . Functional tail light mandatory on all entries. It is the responsibility of the team/parent to not dial-in or run under the ET breaks for the age groups listed above at all IHRA sanctioned events. if the competitor does this a second time they will be disqualified. The lowest dial in for the respective age groups is the class index or 7.90 for master, 8.90 for advanced and 11.90 for beginner. 0 to 6.49 1/8 mile

In addition to the following rules, also see IHRA Summit Sportsman Bracket Safety and General rules. AXLES: Aftermarket axles and axle retention device mandatory. BRAKES: Full body cars must have 4 wheel brakes. Cars running 8.49 or quicker 1/4 or 5.49 or quicker 1/8 must have dual stage master cylinder. DATA RECORDERS: Permitted. See General Regulations. DRIVE LINE: 1 Driveshaft loop required on all entries. DRIVER RESTRAINT SYSTEM: Mandatory meeting SFI 16.1 within 2 year expiration from date of manufacture. FIRE SYSTEM: Required on all closed body cars 7.49 or quicker 1/4 or 4.49 or quicker 1/8. One nozzle located in drivers compartment in front of feet and one nozzle on engine. Safety pins must be red flagged. On all other closed body entries, a properly secured fire extinguisher is mandatory. FLEXPLATE AND SHIELD: SFI 29.1 Flexplate and SFI 30.1 Shield are mandatory on entries running 9.99 or quicker 1/4 and 6.49 or quicker 1/8. FLOOR: Floor on all cars 8.49 or quicker in the quarter mile or 5.49 or quicker in the eighth mile. Floor must be steel on the driver’s side and welded to chassis minimum thickness .024. All other places may be .032 aluminum. HARMONIC BALANCER: SFI 18.1 mandatory. HELMET: SN, SA, M or K-2010 or newer mandatory. Open bodied entries must use a ful face helmet. LICENSE: See License requirements for specifics. MASTER CUTOFF: Mandatory. See General Regulations. PARACHUTE: Mandatory on entries at 150 mph 1/4 or 125 mph 1/8. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: On all entries running 9.00 or quicker 1/4 or 6.00 or quicker 1/8 mile, a minimum of an SFI 3.2A-5 Jacket and Pants and a 3.3 neck collar are mandatory. 3.3-1 gloves are mandatory on entries running 8.49 or quicker 1/4 mile or 5.49 1/8 mile. Additionally, 3.3 arm restraints and 3.3-1 gloves are mandatory on all on open bodied entries. A 3.2 A-5 jacket is mandatory on all other configurations. ROLL CAGE: Roll cage mandatory on all entries. On full bodied cars with an unaltered floor and firewall running 6.40 or slower in the 1/8th mile, a roll bar is permitted in place of roll cage. All entries running 9.00 or quicker 1/4 mile or 6.00 or quicker 1/8 mile must have a current Chassis Certification. See SFI Specifications and General Regulations. TRANSMISSION SHIELD: SFI 4.1 mandatory. WHEELBASE: Minimum 85” unless OEM was less and vehicle is equipped with original engine. Minimum of 125” on all dragsters. Wheelbase variation, left to right 1” maximum. 10.00 to 11.49 1/4 mile 6.50 to 7.49 1/8 mile In addition to the following rules, also see IHRA Summit Sportsman Safety and General Rules. AXLES: Aftermarket axles and axle retention device mandatory on entries running 10.99 and quicker 1/4 mile or 6.99 and quicker 1/8 mile. BRAKES: Minimum of two rear-wheel hydraulic brakes required. Full body cars must have four wheel brakes. Entries with two wheel brakes require parachute. DATA RECORDERS: Permitted. See General Regulations. DRIVELINE: 1 Drive shaft loop mandatory on all entries. 26 26 IHRA IIHRA 2277 ET/BR DRIVER RESTRAINT SYSTEM: Must meet SFI 16.1 within 2 year expiration from date of manufacture. See General Regulations. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: Properly secured fire extinguisher is required on all closed body cars. FLYWHEEL/CLUTCH: SFI 6.1. Flywheel shield, mandatory and clutch, pressure plate and flywheel meeting SFI 1.1 FLEX PLATE: SFI 29.1 mandatory if vehicle exceeds 135 mph. FRAME: See General Regulations. FUEL SYSTEM: Gasoline, alcohol and propane accepted. All fuel tank filler necks located inside trunk must have filler neck vented to outside of body. All batteries, fuel lines, fuel pumps or filler necks located inside trunk must be isolated from the driver’s compartment gas lines must be located outside driver’s compartment. Fuel tanks not to be higher than top of rear tires. Fuel cell recommended. HARMONIC BALANCER: SFI 18.1 balancer required on entries running 10.99 and quicker or 6.99 and quicker 1/8 mile. HELMET: SN, SA, M or K-2010 or newer mandatory. Open bodied entries must use a full face helmet. MASTER CUTOFF: See General Regulations. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: Minimum, SFI 3.2A-5 jacket on open bodied entries. Minimum 3.2A-1 jacket on closed body entries. Arm restraints are required on all open bodied cars. Minimum SFI 3.3-1 gloves on open bodied entries. ROLL CAGE/ROLL BAR: Roll cage is mandatory if entry has an altered floor or firewall, or if vehicle exceeds 135 mph. Roll bar mandatory in all cars (including T-tops) running 10.00 to 11.49 1⁄4 mile or 6.50 to 7.35 1/8 mile, in convertibles running 11.00 to 13.49 1⁄4 mile or 7.00 to 8.25 1/8 mile and in all dune-buggy-type vehicles running 12.00 seconds and slower 1⁄4 mile or 7.50 1/8 mile. TRANSMISSION SHIELD: SFI 4.1 mandatory on all automatic transmissions equipped entries running 10.99 and quicker 1/4 mile or 6.99 and quicker 1/8 mile. WHEELBASE: Minimum 85” unless OEM was less and vehicle is equipped with original engine. Minimum of 125 “ on dragsters, if permitted. Wheelbase variation, left to right 1” maximum. 11.50 to 13.49 1/4 mile 7.50 to 9.00 1/8 mile In addition to the following rules, also see IHRA Summit Sportsman Safety and General Rules. Dragsters are prohibited in this section. BODY: Mandatory. BRAKES: Required. Minimum of 2 rear wheel brakes required. DRIVELINE: Driveshaft loop mandatory on any vehicle which uses racing slicks. DRIVER: Must be in stock location. Driver’s seat may be moved a maximum of 10” rearward. FENDERS: Exact duplicates of stock fenders in fiberglass permitted. Rear fenders may be trimmed for tire clearance. All fenders must have the edge re-rolled or beaded if altered. FRONT OVER HANG: No item or equipment may be added to the front which will add to the overall length of the vehicle. FUEL SYSTEM: Gasoline, alcohol and propane accepted. Tank must be vented to outside of vehicle. Gas line must be located outside driver’s compartment. HELMET: SN, SA, M or K-2005 or newer mandatory. HOOD: See General Regulations. MASTER CUTOFF: See General Regulations. ROLL BAR/ROLL CAGE: A minimum of a 6 point roll bar is mandatory on all convertibles running 11.OO to 13.49 1/4 mile and 8.25 or quicker 1/8 mile. A roll cage is mandatory on any entry that exceeds 135 mph. See General Regulations. STREET EQUIPMENT: One working tail light required. TRANSMISSION SHIELD: Automatic: It is recommended that cars with modified automatic transmissions, or converters, have a transmission blanket or shield meeting SFI 4.1. WHEELBASE: Minimum 85” unless OEM was less and vehicle is equipped with original engine. Wheelbase variation, left to right 1” maximum. WINDSHIELD/WINDOWS: Windows may be replaced with 1/8” minimum Lexan. Windshields and windows must be clear except for factory-tinted safety glass. Windows must be closed during competition, need not be operable. 2299 IIHRA 13.50 and slower 1/4 mile 9.00 and slower 1/8 mile In addition to the following rules, also see IHRA E.T. Bracket Safety and General Rules. Dragsters and Altereds prohibited in this section. BODY: Must be full bodied car. BRAKES: Four-wheel brakes mandatory. DRIVELINE: Drive shaft loop mandatory on any vehicle using racing slicks. See General Regulations. DRIVER: Must remain in stock location. ENGINE: Automotive engine only. Must remain in OEM location. EXHAUST SYSTEM: Headers permitted, must be designed to route exhaust gases away from car. Flex pipe prohibited. FIREWALL: OEM type mandatory. FLOOR: Full floor mandatory. FUEL SYSTEM: One stock location fuel tank maximum. Fuel cells recommended. Top of fuel tank not to be higher than top of tires. HELMET: SN, SA, M or K-2005 or newer mandatory on all entries running 13.99 (8.59 1/8th mile) or quicker. Entries running 14.00 (8.60 1/8th mile) & slower, helmet is recommended. HOOD: See General Regulations MASTER CUTOFF: See General Regulations. ROLL BAR: Recommended. See General Regulations. STEERING: Steering box location optional. Steering must be located in conventional location on driver’s side of car. TRANSMISSION: Any OEM type transmission permitted. Neutral safety switch required. WHEELBASE: Minimum: 90” unless car has original engine and OEM is shorter. Wheelbase variation left to right: 1” maximum. WHEELS & TIRES: Must be automotive-type wheels suitable for street use. Racing slicks permitted. Automotive wire wheels or motorcycle wheels prohibited. Minimum wheel size is 13” unless originally equipped with smaller wheels and is using the original engine. Recap tires prohibited. General rules ^ STAGING: All race cars will be called to the Staging Area by the announcer. DOUBLES WILL BE CALLED FIRST. If you choose to deliberately not bring your first entry up with the “doubles first” race format Race director has authority to DQ. Please help our program go smooth by coming when your appropriate classification is called and acting in a professional manner. If you are doubled and have car trouble and cannot make the “doubles first” see an official in an orange polo Only one call is required. Five minutes after the first call, any machine not appearing in the Staging Area will be subject to disqualification. Any car left unattended in the Staging Lanes may be disqualified. Once a car reaches the COMMITMENT LINE in the staging lanes for a run, it must be prepared to fire and race. If one of the vehicles fails to start when signaled by the head of staging official, it will be given 30 seconds to fire before being disqualified. If an entry loses fire, the head of staging or starting line official has the authority to not permit re-firing of the entry if there is not time or if it would be unsafe for the competitors, crew or spectators. Note: If a car is properly equipped with starter, battery, etc., but will momentarily not start, one (1) chance will be given to start the car in the lanes; however, it must be repaired before the next round. After proper staging and receiving the starter’s signal to go, it is not allowable to restage for a second attempt. To be considered a round winner, the competitors Final Staging motion, using vehicle’s applied power, must be in a forward motion going from pre-stage to stage position. The car’s starter is not considered “applied power”. Once the vehicle is staged it is considered in the race. Staging must be made with the front wheels only. Rear wheel starts prohibited. Failure to stage when so instructed by the starter or overstaging, or leaving the starting line before the timing system is activated, or leaving the starting line before the start system has been reset will result in no “E.T.” for that run, and possible disqualification. Deep staging permitted. Special allowances for deep stagers (full stage = pre stage) Must have DEEP written on all 4 sides of car. ROLL CAGE: All cage structures must be designed in an attempt to protect the driver from any angle, 360-degrees; cars with out protection above driver’s legs must have a shield or device to prevent legs from protruding outside chassis. When driver is in driving position in an open bodied car, roll cage must be at least 3” in front of helmet. On front engine dragster, seat uprights and back braces must be arranged such that a flat surface passed over any two adjacent members will not contact the driver seat or containment. Additional uprights, max 30 degrees from vertical, must be added until this criteria is satisfied. On full bodied car, with driver in driving position, helmet must be in front of main hoop. Side bar must pass the driver at a point midway between the shoulder and elbow. All cage structures must have in their construction a cross bar for seat bracing and as the shoulder harness attachment point; cross bar must be installed no more than 4” below, and not above, the driver’s shoulders or to side brace. On any car where the stock flooring has been removed or frame is inside of the drivers seat, the roll cage must incorporate a rocker or sill bar to tie the front and rear of the roll cage together. Minimum specifications: 1-5/8”OD x.083 cm, or 1-5/8”OD x.118 ms or 2”x2”x.058 box tubing. Frame rails may be a minimum of 1 5/8 x .083 cm or .118 ms or 2 x 2 x.058 cm or MS. Mild steel welding may be done by MIG or TIG process. All chromoly must employ only TIG process. Welding must be free of slag and porosity. Any grinding of welds prohibited. Additionally, roll cage must be padded anywhere the driver’s helmet may contact it while in the driving position. Swing out bars are permitted on OEM full bodied entries running 8.50 and slower. They must be designed as follows: 1 5/8 diameter x .083 cm or .118 ms connected with a minimum of 3/8 bolts or pins affixed in double shear. Clevis or sliding sleeve connections permitted. All male brackets must be a minimum of 1/8 inch with corresponding female bracket being 1/4 inch. Sliding sleeves must have a minimum of 2 inch engagement at the connection. Chrome plating of roll cage prohibited on all entries running 7.50 or quicker 1/4 mile, or on entries that want a certification that is within that respective SFI specs E.T. range. A dash bar is mandatory if the OEM firewall has been modified in excess of 1 square foot for transmission removal. Minimum specifications: 1-1/4” x .058cm, or 1-1/4” x .118ms. Head guards or helmet bars must be installed on all entries presented for certification under SFI specifications 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 10.1 and 10.2. The minimum specification is 1 inch X .058 cm. See appropriate SFI specification for all full bodied entries 8.49 or quicker 1/4 mile. Chassis certifications are mandatory on all entries running 9.00 or quicker 1/4 mile, or 6.00 or quicker 1/8 mile or on any vehicle that exceeds 150 mph. BYE RUNS: Bye run carries over if you have potential bye and end up racing and winning. The driver must stage under the vehicle’s own power. Lane boundary line crossing and red light disqualification rules do not apply on bye runs. No swapping cars in the middle of competition. Break/Rain policy If you break before first round and cannot make the 1st round lane call. Come to the tower and you will receive HALF of your original entry back. If you break rolling off the trailer and make NO passes you are eligible for a refund. If we encounter a rain out (after completion of first round) we will try to complete the race the very next day. (Sunday, starting where we left off) if it rains out before first round we will offer a rain card where you can come race at a future event of the same value. (See Chris) Refunds POLICY:There will be no refund of the Car and Driver Entry Fee at any Event except for the following conditions: 1. The entry does not pass technical inspection. 2. The entry breaks before it has attempted to make a run at the event. The entry will be considered making a run once it has passed the head of staging and entered the burn out area for a time trial or qualifying pass. Note: there is no refund for disqualifications. Grounds For Disqualifications And Rank Of Worst Offenses (the lower the number, the worse the offense) 0. Burnouts in the staging lanes or in the pit area, or on return road. 0. Use of other than proper crewman or driver credential. 0. Displaying advertising for, or promoting a product without permission of an IHRA official. 0. Use of Alcoholic Beverages by driver, owner, or crewman. 0. A junior dragster competitor running quicker or faster than permitted with his or her current license. 1. Failure to report to staging when called or entering closed staging lanes. 1. Loose or illegal ballast after a run will be suspended from the event. 1. Leaving race car after approaching starting line, leaving car unattended at starting line, water box, or staging area. 1. Refusing an official re-run. 1. Running a vehicle on the track before the vehicle has been approved by tech director at each event. 1. Unsportsmanlike conduct, improper language or conduct detrimental to racing. 1. Any condition considered to be unsafe or unfair by the race director and/or the Technical Committee. 1. Utilization of Delay Box in a clas in which it is prohibited. 2. Failure to fire engine in required manner for class of participant. 2. Backing into staging beams. 3. Touching strip center line, in any situation during measured 1,320 feet (or 1/8 mile) unintentionally. (Except on single run) 4. Neutral start. 5. Touching strip outer marker line or leaving strip surface during measured race unintentionally. (Except on single run). 5. Excessive braking in handicap eliminators that causes loss of control. If only tire smoke is obvious, a warning may be issued for first offense. This is at the discretion of race director. 6. Overstaging. 7. Foul start on dual competition run. 8. “Breakout” or running under your dial-in on dual competition run. 9. Not crossing the finish line on a dual competition run. NOTE: In case of equal infractions, the “first” offense will be the loser. Race director will determine “first” offense. NOTE: Items ranked “0” will be given a value by race director depending on circumstances. NOTE: In dual offense situations, the worse offense is the applicable offense, unless both are equal, then the first offense will be the loser. NOTE: Should a driver receive a red-light foul start, and the opposing driver crosses the lane boundary line, the latter infraction would prevail and the driver committing the foul

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