We are following the NHRA Rulebook closely; any clarifications or additions to the NHRA Rulebook are listed below. All other General & Race Regulations will be directly referenced from the NHRA Rulebook. To further enhance your racing experience, take the time to read and understand these rules as well as the NHRA Rulebook. As always, the Race Director's Interpretation of all Rules will be Final.
(Rules Revised July 1, 2014)
1) General ACCEL Points Series Event Information
a) Racetrack Information:
i) 1/4 mile in length with a 1/2-mile shutdown area.
b) Gates Opening Time:
i) 8:00 AM
c) 2014 Scheduled ACCEL Points Meet Dates:
i) April 26
ii) May 3, 10, 24, 31
iii) June 7, 28
iv) July 26
v) August 9
vi) September 6, 20
d) Admission Fees:
i) Quick Time Super Pro, Lakewood Pro, Wiseco/Cycle Tech Super Bike Car & Driver $30.00
ii) Accel Sportsman delivered on time by TFC Transportation Car & Driver $20.00
iii) Bear Motorsports Junior Dragster Car & Driver $20.00
iii) Lakewood Stock Car & Driver $15.00
iv) Adult Crew $15.00
v) Child (6-12) $5.00
e) Race Time Schedule:
(1) Time Trials 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
(2) Eliminations 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ii) Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Superbike, and Stock
(1) Time Trials 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
(2) Eliminations 6:00 PM – Finished
f) Special NHRA Racing Programs:
i) Summit Racing Equipment NHRA "King-Of-The-Track" - June 28, 2014
(1) Class winners will run-off for the title of Summit Racing Equipment
NHRA "King-Of-The-Track" and NHRA Wally!
ii) National Dragster Challenge - August 9, 2014
(1) Each class winners will receive an NHRA Wally at Night Under Fire presented by Kelly Services!
iii) Junior Dragster Racing League Challenge - June 7, 2014
(1) Each class winner will receive an NHRA Walley.
2) Finish Line Club:
a) You must be a member to receive weekly points and be eligible to compete at either the NHRA
Summit Racing Series Division 3 E.T. Finals or the NHRA JDRL Eastern Conference Finals.
b) One FLC Membership is needed for each class you wish to accumulate points in.
c) Points are not retroactive. You must be a member prior to or before you leave that night to receive
points for rounds won.
d) Each FLC Membership will have one (1) designated driver.
e) Required Series Stickers
i) Required Finish Line Club contingency’s stickers must be in place before first round of the day
you join points.
(1) Required Placement ACCEL Super Series decal location:
(a) All stickers must be in a visible from a front ¾ photographic angle at starting line,
left and right sides.
(i) In Line with drivers shoulder
(c) Door Car
(i) Between and above the front spindle and rear axle centerlines
(i) On Rear fender cowling past rider, swing arm and or wheelie bar mounted logo plate
(2) Required Series Decals
(a) ACCEL Super Series
(b) NHRA North Central Division Team Finals decal
(b) The McIlvain Race Cars Tournament of Champions
(c) R&R Auto Body 'Paint My Ride' (Only required if competitor wishes to compete in the 'Paint My Ride' program)
f) Contingency Program:
i) Many different products supporting our winner’s and runner-up’s
iii) Go to http://summitmotorsportspark.com/index.php/for-racers/contingency-program for a
complete list of Summit Motorsports Park contingency sponsors and details on sticker / Proof of
iv) Stickers are available at Customer Service on the Budweiser Side.
i) You may earn points in more than one (1) class. However, you must have an FLC Membership
for each class you wish to earn points in.
ii) You may enter more than one (1) class at the same event. However, you must have a separate
vehicle for each class you wish to enter.
iii) Points accumulation
(1) One point per round won is accrued.
(2) The driver will earn points, not the vehicle.
(3) Points will accumulate in the class they are earned and are NOT transferable to
(4) Ties will be broken by: most feature wins, most R/U, most semi-final appearances, furthest
in eliminations, number of race appearances, run-off, or flip of the coin.
h) FLC Permanent Numbers:
i) Numbers will be available on a first come, first served basis.
ii) Numbers available are 1 – 9999 with the following exceptions: #1 – 4 reserved for the 4 Class
Champions (SP, Pro, Sportsman, SB)
iii) No duplicates will be allowed.
iv) Drivers with permanents numbers, will be accommodated if possible, but these guidelines must
i) Bracket Finals
i) The Team of Champions will be comprised of the top 32 racers
(1) Nine (9) Super Pro
(2) Nine (9) Pro
(3) Nine (9) Sportsman
(4) Five (5) super bike.
j) Junior Dragster Eastern Conference Finals
i) The Junior Team of Champions will be comprised of the top 30 racers
(1) Six (6) Novice,
(2) Twelve (12) Intermediate
(3) Twelve (12) Advanced
(4) Each team member will received a team shirt and a FREE entry to the Eastern Conference
Finals at Bristol.
3) ACCEL Super Series Classes
(1) All Adult Classes are ¼ Mile (Track length may be changed by Event Director)
(2) Quick Time Super Pro (SP)
(a) 7:00 to 11:99
(3) Lakewood Pro (Pro)
(a) 8:00 to 13.99
(b) No dragsters or altereds in Pro or Sportsman
(4) Accel Sportsman delivered on time by TFC Tranportation (Spt)
(a) 12:00 to 19.99
(b) No dragsters or altereds in Pro or Sportsman
(5) Wiseco / Cycle Tech Super Bike (SB)
(a) 7:50 to 15:99
(6) Hayes Stock (Stk)
(a) Any Dial
(b) Vehicle must be Street Legal
(c) Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded
ii) Junior Dragster
(1) Junior Dragster Classes are ran on the 1/8th Mile
(2) Bear Motorsports Junior Dragster Novice presented by Wiseco (JDN)
(a) 8-9 Yrs. old 11:90 and Slower
(3) Bear Motorsports Junior Dragster Intermediate presented by Wiseco (JDI)
(a) 10 -12 Yrs. old 8.90 and Slower
(4) Bear Motorsports Junior Dragster Advanced presented by Wiseco (JDA)
(a) 13 -18 Yrs. old 7.90 and Slower
(b) Cars that do not have an NHRA JD Advanced cert are restricted to 8.90 or slower
4) General Class Rules:
a) General and Safety
i) Summit Motorsports Park follows the NHRA Rulebook closely:
ii) Any clarifications or additions to the NHRA Rulebook are listed below.
(1) All other General & Race Regulations will be directly referenced from the NHRA Rulebook.
iii) To further enhance your racing experience, take the time to read and understand these rules
as well as the NHRA Rulebook.
iv) As always, the Race Director's Interpretation of all Rules will be Final.
b) Double Entry Policy:
i) One driver per vehicle during eliminations. No sharing (or changing) vehicles once eliminations
c) Time Trials:
i) Will be pulled from lanes in the following manner:
(1) Cars in lanes 1,3,5,7,9,11 will Time Trial in the Summit (left lane)
(2) Cars in lanes 2,4,6,8,10,12 will Time Trial in the Budweiser (right lane)
i) Are not permitted by any car 12.00 or slower. A backup to align your car, or avoid questionable
track conditions, is up to the Starter's discretion but NO REHEATING TIRES!
ii) Cars or bikes (0-11.99) are permitted "1" backup.
e) Random Pairings:
i) A track official will direct cars into the staging lanes. During eliminations, they will, under the
Official’s direction, be ordered to alternate lanes to achieve random pairings.
i) Vehicles in the final 4 rounds (9-16 cars) will be numbered.
g) Bye Runs:
i) Will be chosen at random from the tower and announced over the P.A. prior to the start of
ii) If an odd number of vehicles compete then that driver will receive the bye run.
iii) Once cars are numbered the byes will be chosen in the staging lanes using cards.
h) Ready Line:
i) A driver must be ready to race when at ready line. If vehicle or driver is not ready to race head of staging will give 30 seconds to be in the burn out box. At that time the starter will motion car that is ready to the line and a single run will be made.
i) A reasonable amount of time will be permitted for drivers to stage.
ii) The time limit will be determined at the sole and absolute discretion of the official starter.
iii) Failure to stage upon the starter’s instructions is possible grounds for disqualification.
iv) After proper staging and receiving the starter’s signal to go, restaging for a second time
v) Any driver leaving the starting line before the start system is activated; including a driver on a
single run will have his or her time disqualified for the run.
j) Junior Dragster Staging:
i) Crewmembers are prohibited from touching the car after it is pre-staged.
ii) Crewmembers touching the car once it is pre-staged will result in an immediate car
iii) Pullbacks in the case of over staging are not permitted.
k) Deep Staging:
i) Is allowed but not guaranteed, if you are staging deep you should do it in a timely fashion.
ii) A “missed” deep stage by the starter is not grounds for a re-run.
l) Prize Money:
i) Prize money is to be picked up by the end of each night.
ii) Photo Id is required
iii) Prize Money is available at Budweiser Guest Services (North end of Quarter Mile Clothing
i) Are unofficial and for your convenience.
ii) The tower clocks are official and will be final should a discrepancy occur.
n) Delay Boxes or any Delay Device:
i) Are allowed in Super Pro & Super Bike only. Delay Boxes are not allowed (in or on the vehicle) in
Pro, Sportsman, Stock or any entry-level class. The Display of engine RPM is prohibited on all
models. Wiring from the Tach to the Delay Box is also prohibited. In the future, certain
multi-function delay boxes may be deemed illegal due to timer functions.
ii) Cross Talk will be utilized in Super Pro and Super Bike.
o) Traction Control:
i) Any type of traction-control device, electronic or mechanical, is prohibited. A traction-control
device is any unit or system that uses live data to control functions of the vehicle, such as
tire slip, which are not controlled by the driver. These devices are, but not limited to, timing
control based on wheel, driveline, or engine acceleration, braking control, throttle control,
tire-shake meters, vertical acceleration meters, misfire control, stutter box, relays, time
to location, GPS to location devices and/or rpm activated chips.
p) Data Recorders:
i) Data Recorders are permitted in Super Pro ONLY!
q) Throttle Stops & Air Throttles:
i) Throttle Stops & Air Throttles are allowed in Super Pro, Super Bike only as a Starting Line
Launch Control and not as a "Down Track" Throttle Stop. Orifice control blocks in the pneumatic
lines are permitted as long as the throttle moves to wide open, without hesitation, upon launch of
(1) Are not allowed in Pro, Sportsman, Stock, or any "entry level" class.
ii) A fixed mechanical throttle stop, that cannot be adjusted or overridden, while the car is in motion,
is allowed in all classes.
iii) Nitrous timers ARE permitted in SP, & SB. May not use any other timers to control any other
down track functions, in any class.
r) Trans Brakes, 2-Steps, Line Locks and Air / Electric Shifters:
i) Allowed in Super Pro, Pro, & SB only!
ii) Not allowed in Sportsman, Stock, or any "entry level" classes.
iii) Pro class, Air / Electric shifters must utilize a preset rpm-activated switch – no timers allowed.
iv) RPM switch adjustment must be out of drivers reach when racing.
s) Line Loc:
i) Allowed in SP, SB, Pro, Spts
(1) A single line-loc may be used on non-drive wheels only in Sportsman class.
i) Ignitions that have timing event recording capabilities are only allowed in Super Pro.
ii) Ignitions used in Pro that have timing event recording capabilities must have the memory chip
(card) removed from assembly and the ignition box must be out of the drivers reach.
iii) If an ignition has a built in Tattle Tale lighting system the LED light MUST work, if light is not
functional during a spot check, official will rule box as an electronics policy infraction.
iv) MSD 7761 is not legal in ANY Mr. Gasket Super Series Class.
v) All CAN-Bus hubs and ignition system input peripherals, leads and wires must be out of drivers
vi) WILLFUL VIOLATION of any "Electronics" rule has the possibility of a
LIFETIME SUSPENSION! Subject to final decision by Summit Motorsports Park
5) Pit and Grounds Information:
a) Pit Vehicles:
i) Speed limit for cars, bikes, quads, carts, etc. traveling in the pit area is 10 miles per hour.
ii) Pit Vehicles must be driven in a safe and responsible manner.
iii) Pit Vehicles MUST be driven by a licensed driver 16 years or older.
iv) Pit Vehicles MUST yield to race vehicles at all times.
v) Racers may be held accountable for the conduct of their crew, per the NHRA Rulebook.
b) Tent and Canopy Staking:
i) Staking is not permitted on the Budweiser Side of the Race Track.
ii) We ask for everyone’s cooperation in this manner. Fines May be administrated.
i) Budweiser Side
(1) Fires must be contained in an elevated fire containment system as to not harm the asphalt or
(2) All unconsumed combustibles must be cleaned up after event.
(3) No Burning of trash, wood only
ii) Summit Side:
(1) Fire rings must be used on non-asphalt surfaces.
(2) All unconsumed combustibles must be cleaned up after event.
(3) An elevated fire containment system must be used over asphalted areas.
(4) No Burning of trash, wood only
d) Extension Cords:
i) No extension cords can be ran across the roadways, nor can they be run overhead.
2014 Track Rules in a PDF format