As always, the Race Director's Interpretation of all Rules will be Final.
-Fuel sales inside the race track grounds are reserved for paid vendors and Sponsors
-Commercial Parts inside the race track grounds are reserved for paid vendors and Sponsors
-Foul Language and extreme erratic behavior will not be tolerated
-Social Media slander and bashing will not be tolerated
-Any one who comes through gate must sign waiver of Liability
-All drivers must have valid drivers license
-Check scoreboard for dial-in before staging! when staging you accept dial-in
-Only ONE crew person may go to water box with car-when burnout is complete-crew must leave water box
-Tail lights must be on when our big lights are on - You can not be disqualified for them not being on
-Driver must stay with car in staging lanes
-No one under under the age of 14 without parents in staging lanes
-10 MPH in pit area & return lanes
-No one on atv's or golf carts under the age of 16
1) Radio Station - Dial 90.7 on your FM radio to tune in to the track P. A. System
2) Racetrack - The race will be contested on the 1/8 & 1/4 mile with 1/2 mile shut down.
3) Contingency Program - You must display a decal for each product (1 per side) and run the product to be eligible for the Kentucky Dragway contingency program. Anyone found to be "slapping" contingency decals would forfeit contingency payout! Decals must be displayed prior to the first round.
4) Pit Vehicles
a) Speed limit for cars, bikes, quads, carts, etc. traveling in the pit area is 10 miles per hour.
b) Pit Vehicles MUST be driven in a safe and responsible manner.
c) Pit Vehicles MUST be driven by a licensed driver 16 years or older.
d) Pit Vehicles MUST yield to race vehicles at all times.
e) Racers may be held accountable for the conduct of their crew, per the NHRA Rulebook.
5) Saving Pit Spaces
i) If towing a racecar you may save up to one (1) additional pit spaces in addition to your own
7) Tent and Canopy Staking
a) Staking is not permitted on any of the black top in the Race Track
i) We ask for everyone's cooperation regarding this manner. Fines may be administrated.
9) Extension Cords
a) No extension cords can be run across the roadways, nor can they be run overhead
11) General Class Rules:
a) General Safety
i) Kentucky Dragway follows the NHRA Rulebook.
ii) Any clarifications or additions to the NHRA Rulebook are listed below.
(1) All other General and 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) Kentucky Dragway, As always, the Race Director's interpretation of all rules will be final.
12) Dial-In's and Dial-In Accuracy
a) Dial-In's are to be placed on the driver's side window and may be changed between rounds, but you must stay within the limits of your class.
b) Dial-In accuracy for both lanes is your responsibility! Dial-In's will be displayed on both the readout boards and scoreboards before you stage. Once you turn on the pre-stage beam you accept both dial-in's right or wrong!
13) Double Entry Policy
Absolutely NO SHARING - same driver same car for all doubles. Doubles will be called up first and from then on it is the drivers responsibility to make it back.
14) Time Trials
a) Will be pulled from lanes in the following manner:
i) Cars in lanes 1,3,5,7 will time trial in the Tower Lane (left lane).
ii) Cars in lanes 2, 4, 6, 8 will time trail in the Pit Lane (right lane).
15) Random Pairings
a) A track official will direct cars into the staging lanes. During eliminations, cars, under the Rear-Of-Stagins Official's direction, may be ordered to alternate lanes to achieve random pairings.
16) Bye Runs
a) Will be chosen based on the best (winning) reaction time from the prior round and announced over the P.A. prior to the start of each round.
b) If an odd number of vehicles compete then that driver will receive the bye run. In the event of an even number, the chosen bye will carry the bye into the next round of competition.
c) Once down to the round of 16 or fewer cars, a bye will only be chosen in the event of an odd number. In this event, the bye will continue to be based upon the same reaction time criteria as referenced above.
17) Laddering Cars
18) Staging Lanes
a) Should a car/bike enter the staging lanes for eliminations and experience a mechanical failure he or she will be permitted to pull out of the lanes and have until the end of the round to complete the necessary repair.
19) Driver Readiness
a) The driver and vehicle must both be ready to fire and race when instructed to do so by a race official. If the vehicle or driver is not "ready" the official will give the driver thirty seconds to fire the vehicle.
If the vehicle is unable to fire, a competition single will be awarded to the "other" driver and vehicle.
a) 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!
b) Cars or bikes (0-11.99) are permitted one (1) backup.
a) A reasonable amount of time will be permitted for drivers to stage.
b) The time limit will be determined at the sole and absolute discretion of the official starter.
c) Failure to stage upon the starter's instructions is possible grounds for disqualification.
d) After proper staging and receiving the starter's signal to go, re-staging for a second time is prohibited.
e) 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.
f) Auto-Start will be active in all classes.
22) Once the Vehicle is Staged
a) When the tree is cycling to green and a staged driver loses fire, he/she has thiry (30) seconds to restart the motor and break the stage beam under their own applied power. No external assistance is permitted. If a R/T is recorded the outcome of the run stands. If no R/T is recorded, the run is treated as a competition single for the "other" car.
23) Junior Staging
a) Crewmembers are prohibited from touching the car after it is pre-staged.
b) Crewmembers touching the car once it is pre-staged will result in an immediate car disqualification.
c) Pullbacks in the case of over staging are NOT permitted.
d) Tire covers may be left on past ready line. Removal of tire covers must not slow the staging process.
c) Racers will have the maximum of 1 and a half minutes to pre stage once the previous racers have left the starting line.
24) Deep Staging
a) When staging "Deep", do not stop your forward motion after the stage light comes on. Proceed to the deep position and be ready.
b) Deep staging is a luxury; not a right.
c) A "missed" deep stage by the starter is not grounds for a re-run.
25) Prize Money
a) Prize money is to be picked up by the end of each night.
b) Photo ID is required!
c) Prize Money is available at bottom of Tower "Guest Services"
a) All vehicles must have a least one working "high intensity" taillight.
27) Tow Vehicles
a) must be approved driver
a) Re-runs are not racer discretionary; and are only authorized by the Race Director.
a) Are unofficial and for your convenience.
b) The tower clocks are official and will be final should a discrepancy occur.
30) Delay Boxes or any Delay Devices
a) 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.
b) The Display of any engine RPM is prohibited on all models.
c) Wiring from the Tachometer to the Delay Box is also prohibited.
d) In the future, certain multi-function delay boxes may be deemed illegal due to timer functions.
e) Cross Talk will be utilized in Super Pro and Super Bike.
31) Traction Control
a) Any type of traction-control device, electronic or mechanical, is prohibited.
i) 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.
32) Data Recorders
a) Data Recorders are permitted in Super Pro and Super Bike ONLY!
33) Throttle Stops & Air Throttles
a) Throttle Stops & Air Throttles are allowed in Super Pro and Super Bike, Can be used as Starting Line Launch Control and "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 the vehicle.
i) Are not allowed in Pro, Sportsman, Stock, or any "entry level" class.
b) A fixed mechanical throttle stop, that cannot be adjusted or overridden, while the car is in motion, is allowed in all classes.
c) Nitrous timers ARE permitted in Super Pro and Super Bike.
i) May not use any other timers to control any other down track functions, in any class.
34) Trans Brakes, 2-Steps, Line Locs and Air/Electric Shifters
a) Allowed in Super Pro, Pro and Super Bike only!
b) Not allowed in Sportsman, Stock, or any "entry level" classes.
c) In the Pro class, Air/Electric shifters must utilize a present RPM-activated switch - no timers allowed.
d) RPM switch adjustment must be out of driver's reach when racing.
e) Shifting on time is permitted in Super Pro
35) Line Loc
a) Allowed in Super Pro, Super Bike, Pro and Sportsman
i) A single line loc may be used on non-drive wheel; only in Sportsman
a) Ignitions that have timing event recording capabilities are only allowed in Super Pro.
b) 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 driver's reach.
c) 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 electronics policy infraction.
d) MSD 7761 is not legal in any Super Series Class.
e) All CAN-Bus hubs and ignition system input peripherals, leads, and wires must be out of driver's reach.
37) Digital Dashes
a) Allowed in Super Pro and Super Bike only!
b) Not allowed in Pro, Sportsman, Stock, or any "entry level" classes.
WILLFUL VIOLATION of any "Electronics" rule will result in a LIFETIME SUSPENSION from Kentucky Dragway
No Cash Refunds
Tune to track radio 90.7 FM