GENERAL RULES

All IHRA Rules and Regulations Apply.
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SPEED LIMIT IN THE PIT AREA, RETURN ROAD AND OTHER AREAS IS 10 M.P.H.

ALL Drivers Must Be 16 Years Old or Older Except Jr. Dragster & Teen Championship.
Drivers Under 18 Years Old Must Have A Parent Consent Form and a Waiver Form
Signed and On File With The Track. Parental Form Waiver Form

TOP Dragster

• Dragsters Only

• Refer to pages 15-17 of the 2015 IHRA Rulebook

• No max dial-in or weight requirements

• IHRA or NHRA Chassis Certification mandatory

• IHRA or NHRA open bodied License required

• Electronics, Delay Boxes, Automated Shifter
Line Lock, Throttle Control and Ignition Starting Line
and or "High Side" Rev Limiters Permitted


TOP ET

• Full Bodied Vehicles, Snowmobiles, Bikes &
Altereds; Dragsters Prohibited

• Refer to pages 13-15 of the 2015 IHRA Rulebook

• IHRA or NHRA Chassis Certification mandatory
on all entries running 9.0 or quicker in the 1/4 mile or
any entry that exceeds 150 MPH

• IHRA or NHRA License required on any entry
9.99 & faster

• No max dial-in or weight requirements

• Electronics, Delay Boxes, Automated Shifter
Line Lock, Throttle Control and Ignition Starting Line
and or "High Side" Rev Limiters Permitted

Pro Trophy

• Full Bodied Vehicles, Snowmobiles, Bikes &
Altereds; Dragsters Prohibited

• Electronics, Data Recorders & Delay
Boxes Prohibited

• Computer & Automoted Shifters Prohibited
unless Stock OEM

• Open Headers, Transbrake, Line Lock
& Slicks Permitted

• Throttle must be manually operated by the drivers.
Electronics, pnuematics, or any other device may in
no way affect the throttle operation. A deadstop
under the carburetor or gas pedal is permitted.
Throttle timers or counters prohibited.

Street Car Shoot Out

• Same Rules as Super Trophy

MOD ET

• Full Bodied Vehicles, Snowmobiles, Bikes &
Altereds; Dragsters Prohibited

• Refer to pages 68-98 of the 2015 IHRA Rulebook

• IHRA or NHRA Chassis Certification mandatory
on all entries running 9.0 or quicker in the 1/4 mile or
any entry that exceeds 150 MPH

• IHRA or NHRA License required on any entry
9.99 & faster

• Electronics, Data Recorders & Delay Boxes Prohibited

• Transbrake & Line Lock Permitted

• Throttle must be manually operated by the drivers. Electronics, pneumatics, or any other device may in
no way affect the throttle operation. A deadstop
under the carburetor or gas pedal is permitted. Throttle timers, counters prohibited


Pro Bike

• Motorcycles & Snowmobiles Only

• Refer to pages 56-57 of the 2015 IHRA Rulebook

• Same electronic rules as Pro Trophy

• IHRA or NHRA License required on any entry
9.99 & faster


Super Trophy

• Electronics Prohibited

• DOT Street Tires Required

Saturday Night Shoot Out - Box

• Same Rules as Top Dragster & TOP ET

Saturday Night Shoot Out - No Box

• Same Rules at MOD ET

Junior Dragster (1/8 mile)

• Kids 7-17 Years of Age

• Refer to pages 60-66 of the 2015 IHRA Rulebook

• IHRA or NHRA License required

• Drivers must have a parental release form
signed prior to competition

Teen Championship (1/8 mile)

• Kids 13-17 Years of Age

• Refer to pages 59-60 of the 2015 IHRA Rulebook

• Drivers must have a parental release form
signed prior to competition

High School

• High School Students 15-18 years of age
or a current year High School graduate.

• All drivers must have a Valid Drivers License
(Learners Permit is not Acceptable)

• Drivers under 18 must have a parental release form
signed prior to competition

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All Classes

Important Drivers License Reminder:
According to the IHRA rule book, “Each driver of a vehicle entered in any event conducted at an IHRA sanctioned track must have a valid State driver’s license beyond a learner’s permit (except Junior Dragster & Teen Championship). This license is subject to inspection at any time.”When applying for or renewing a license with IHRA, please attach a copy of your valid state driver’s license to the form. If you cannot show a valid state driver’s license, you will be unable to participate at the event.

• Refer to pages 68-98 of the 2015 IHRA Rulebook for specific regulations

• All Brackets run 0.5 Full Tree. Handicapped Start.

• Antifreeze is PROHIBITED in all race vehicles.

• No fluid dripping from vehicle ~ Make sure your A/C is off before entering the staging lanes!

• Batteries must be securely mounted

• Drive shaft loop mandatory on any vehicle using racing slicks. TVD does sell drive shaft loops if you are in need

• Drivers in all classes must wear a helmet meeting SNELL or SFI specifications for each class; refer to the IHRA rulebook for your class

• All vehicles must have a drivers restraint system

• A minimum of a 6 point roll bar is mandatory on all convertibles running 11.00 to 13.49 or quicker. A roll cage is mandatory on any entry that exceeds 135 MPH

• All vehicles must pass TVD Tech Inspection before entering the staging lanes

• If a vehicle breaks and the driver is entered in an elimination class and eliminations have begun, he/she is out of competition for that event he/she many not switch

vehicles

• Dial-Ins and Car numbers must be readable from the tower! 4” white numbers are recommended. They are sold at the Tech Inspection Booth!

10.00 to 11.49

• Fire Extinguisher on all closed bodied cars

• Roll cage is madatory if vehicle has an altered floor or firewall or if vehicle exceeds 135 MPH

• SN 2000 or newer or SFI 31.1, 31.2, 41.1 or 41.2 Mandatory Helmet

• Minimum of SFI 3.2A-5 Jacket on open bodied entries, Minimum of 3.2A-1 jacket on enclosed body entries. Arm restrains are required on all open bodied entries. Minimum SFI 3.3-1 gloves on open bodied entries.

• Drivers restraint system must meet SFI 16.1 within 2 year expiration from date of manufacture.

9.99 & Faster

IHRA License or NHRA License

• Must have SN-2005 or newer or SFI 31.1, 31.2, 41.1 or 41.2 Helmet.

• All entries running 9.00 or quicker must have a minimum of SFI 3.2A-5 Jacket & Pants and a 3.3 neck collar. 3.3-1 goves are mandatory on entries running 8.49 or quicker. Additional 3.3 arm restraints and 3.3-1 gloves are mandatory on all open bodied entries. A 3.2 A-5 jacket is mandatory on all other configuations.

• Roll cage is mandatory on all entries running 9.00 or quicker and must have a current Chassis Certification.

Motorcycles & Snowmobiles

• Refer to pages 56-57 of the 2015 IHRA Rulebook for specific regulations

• Front brakes mandatory.

• Chain guards and clutch covers mandatory.

• Engine kill switch attached to Rider or factory tip over switch on 0 to 10.99 machines.

• “Snap-Back” throttle on all machines.

• Rigid front forks are not permitted on any machine.

• All machines must have properly secured seat, foot pegs and handle grips.

• Nitrous Oxide permitted on bikes going 9.99 or quicker only.

• All riders must have boots/shoes above the ankle, leather gloves and a leather jacket. Any rider running quicker than 10.99 must also have leather pants. Pants are not required to be zipped together. Nylon or textile jackets and pants are not permitted.

• All Riders Must Have A SN-2000 or newer, K 98, 2000 or SFI 31.2 or 31.2 Helmet

• All competitors running 9.99 or quicker must have a valid IHRA or NHRA License

• Must Have A Number Plate On the Side with Bike # And Your Dial In

HIGH SCHOOL RACES

WHO CAN RACE??

Any high school student 15 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license (a learner’s permit is not a valid driver’s license) can race in this series. Bring a helmet rated Snell 2000 or newer. Drivers must have a parental release form signed prior to competition

WHAT TYPE OF VEHICLE IS REQUIRED?

Virtually any car, truck or motorcycle which meets the minimum safety requirements may be used. Car & truck safety requirements include seat belts, all windows intact and tires and brakes in good condition. The battery must be securely bolted down with factory type mount or metal strap with 3/8” bolts. (No bungee cords.) Cars or trucks with slicks must have a drive shaft safety loop and extended wheel studs. All vehicles must have an overflow tank on the cooling system which holds a minimum of one pint. Fluid leaks of any kind will not be tolerated. Vehicles faster than 14:00 seconds may require additional safety modifications per IHRA rules. No electronics, transmission brakes or two-steps may be used.

All Terrain Vehicles Prohibited

Teen Championship Racing

Teen championship racing allows youth aged 13 to 17 the opportunity to race against their peers in full-bodied street vehicles. A Co-Driver will accompany the TCR competitor on all runs to coach the driver and to join in the fun. The TCR program is an inexpensive way for families to get involved in drag racing.

All races are conducted over a distance of 1/8th mile with an ET dial-in format. Cars are limited to 10.00 seconds and slower. TCR drivers may not compete in any other class, except for Jr. Dragster.

Co-Driver: The co-driver must be the driver’s parent, legal guardian, or adult 25 years of age or older, with a valid state driver’s license. The co-drivers must be seated in thepassenger seat of the vehicle any time the driver is in the driver’s seat. The co-driver must drive the vehicle in the pits, to the staging lanes, and on the return road beyond the time slip booth.

Driver: Youth ages 13 to 17 (or until they have achieved a State driver’s license not a learners permit) may be licensed to compete in TCR. All runs must be made with an approved co-driver. A photocopy of every competitors birth certificate, a signed Parent/Guardian Minor Release Form and a $25 fee must accompany all license applications.

License: All TCR competitors will be licensed by an IHRA Track Official. The licensing procedure includes vehicle orientation, a basic driving test, and a minimum of six licensing runs. An Official or
Co-Driver must be in the vehicle at all times.

The licensee must demonstrate familiarity with all of the vehicles primary controls such as pedals, steering, shifter, lights, etc. Drivers must perform this orientation test for each vehicle entered in competition. Licensee must complete a basic driving test, demonstrating the ability to start the engine, select gears, turn and brake to a stop proficiently.

The Official will make one run with a licensee as passenger. This will allow the official to determine the safety and eligibility of the vehicle to run over the elapsed time limit, and orient the licensee to track fixtures, starting line, timing system, return road, timeslip booth, etc. The licensee must make a minimum of three approved runs with the assigned co-driver and witnessed by the track official. If the driver passes the test, the track official and co-driver must sign the driver’s license. Officials must deny a license to any driver they feel cannot handle the vehicle.

Vehicle: Must be a street legal full-bodied car, truck, van or SUV. Convertibles, jeeps, motorcycles, modified vehicles and/or specific-built racecars prohibited. The vehicle must pass IHRA and state safety regulations. The vehicle must be licensed and equipped with mufflers, DOT street tires and seat belts. Electronics prohibited. Seat belt usage is mandatory.

Junior Dragsters

WHO CAN RACE??

Any child 7 to 17 years old. Juniors may compete through the caledar year of their 18th birthday, provided they are in competition between Jan 1 and their birthday. All competitors must make 6 passes to obtain or upgrade IHRA license. A photocopy of every competitors birth certificate must accompany all license applications along with an original parental consent agreement and original release and waiver of liability.

NO Jr. Dragster will be allowed to be on the track until there is someone on the top end of the track to direct them off. The requirement is that when your jr is on the track one spotter(parent, helper,etc) needs to stay on the starting line to ensure your car is off safely. Also Jr drivers I request that no matter who it is on the top end of the track you obey them and respect them the same as you do any track official. Thunder Valley Dragways is taking these steps to ensure the safety of all drivers.

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