These rules are subject to change
at any time. If there is any question, please check with the track
manger, the tower or a track official for clarification. The current
IHRA Rule Book mandates specific safety requirements for vehicles
participating at all member tracks. Safety requirements specified in
the current IHRA Rule Book for a specific class or ET will be in effect during all Big Country Race Way race events and take precedence over information contained
here. Additionally, Big Country Race Way representatives have the right
to disqualify an entry if, in their opinion, the vehicle presents a
potential risk for the driver, crew members, other racers, track
personnel or spectators. The decision of track officials is final.
DISCLAIMER: The rules and/or
regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly
conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable safety
requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition
of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants
are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE
WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for
the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury
or death to a participant, spectator or official.
We are a family owned and operated facility - and we understand that folks like to enjoy the occasional adult beverage while enjoying their recreation. With that in mind - we would appreciate your adherance to the following regarding alcohol consumption on premises.
NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED IN THE STAGING LANES, NEAR FUEL DEPOT OR IN THE WINNER'S CIRCLE - NO EXCEPTIONS. ONE WARNING WILL BE ISSUED - THEN YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
DRIVERS CAUGHT DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR USING ILLEGAL DRUGS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Each driver is responsible for the actions of their crew members.
NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED ON THE PREMISIS. Any adult beverages should be restricted to your pit, picnic area or the stands and MUST be in NON-GLASS CONTAINERS.
CAUGHT DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR USING ILLEGAL DRUGS WILL BE
DISQUALIFIED. Fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct, profane language,
threatening a track official or other aggressive behavior targeted at
any track official, racer or spectator will not be tolerated. Expulsion from the facility and other disciplinary action at the
discretion of the track management may result. Each driver is
responsible for the actions of their crew members.
are not allowed in the pits.
STUTTER BOXES, TRACK LOCATORS
(counters) & SIMILAR DEVICES ARE NOT ALLOWED. Use of such devices
during any run will result in immediate disqualification and expulsion
from the event. Entry fees WILL NOT be refunded. Only IHRA approved
electronics and throttle controllers are allowed.
All installed SFI
certified safety equipment must be up to date with current dates and
numbers. Refer to the IHRA rule book for equipment requirements
based on your class and ET. The current helmet rule per the 2009 IHRA Rule Book with amendments should read: "Drivers of Sportsman classes and ET cars - 11.49 (7.49 1/8 mile) and quicker must use a helmet meeting SNELL SN 95 or newer or SFI 31.1, 31.2, 41.1 or 41.2. Entries running 11.50 and slower a minimum of a SN-90 is mandatory." Helmets allowed are Snell 90 and newer that meet SFI 31.1, 31.2, 41.1, and 41.2. Per the ET class requirements section, cars 8.59 and faster require a helmet. Helmet is recommended on cars 8.60 and slower.
tech as soon as possible after entering the facility. YOU WILL NOT BE
ALLOWED TO STAGE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A TECH STICKER. Basic
requirements: Battery hold down, radiator overflow catch can, all lug
nuts in place, remove wheel covers (do not race with hub caps or wheel
covers in place), no fluids leaking from the vehicle. Refer to track
specific safety requirement and the IHRA rule book for your class or
For all IHRA Sportsman and E.T. racers, a
functional light must be visible from the rear of the car. This
eliminates all reference to night racing only, meaning a light must be
functional at all times.
CLEARLY mark your car number and dial-in
on the PASSENGER SIDE of the WINDSHIELD and the PASSENGER SIDE DOOR
glass in 4" to 8" tall numerals before you are called to the starting
line. Your dial-in cannot be changed after the entry has left the head
of staging. Be sure your dial-in is correct on the
dial-in display before you stage. By staging you accept it, right OR
wrong, with no dispute or appeal.
Competitors will be called to the staging area BY CLASSES for time
trials and elimination rounds. Run order and lane assignment during
time trials will be made by the "Stager". Run order and lane
assignment will be made by the "DRAWING CARD" method during
elimination rounds. To avoid delays between classes, the next class to
run may be called to a pre-stage area while the staged class is being
run. DRIVERS SHALL REMAIN WITH THEIR VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES AFTER
ENTERING THE STAGING LANES AND KEEP VEHICLES TIGHTLY GROUPED.
Big Country Race Way Breakage/Buyback rule: In most cases, we allow drivers with broken cars to buy back for a round if they are eligible for the buyback and their race vehicle cannot make the staging call for that round. HOWEVER - the driver MUST make take the tree that round in some vehicle with their car/competition number on the vehicle, no exceptions. You must dial at least the minimum for the class - if there is a minimum- and no slower. This minimum dial also applies to breakage in later rounds - you may stage your tow vehicle, but you must dial at least the class minimum. Obviously there is no vehicle substitute for Jrs, unless you drive another Jr.
NO DEEP STAGING. If you turn off either
the "pre-stage" or the "stage" light after your opponent has staged
you are disqualified. If you turn out the pre-stage bulb and the
tree starts down, the computer will automatically red light your
lane. Once three bulbs are lit (two pre-stage and one stage), you
have 10 seconds to complete the staging procedure.
Courtesy staging is enforced. If you
light the pre stage light first, you must wait for your opponent to
light their pre stage light. If you do not, you will made to
back out and re-stage.
of ANY fluid may result in disqualification at the discretion of track
you "break out" (run quicker than your dial-in) you lose, unless your
opponent breaks out also. Then the vehicle breaking out the least is declared the winner in keeping with the "First or Worse"
rule. If both break out by the exact same amount, the driver crossing
the finish line first wins.
You are disqualified if you "red
light" or if you touch or cross the track centerline with any tire. In
cases of two (2) infractions on the same run, the "FIRST OR WORSE"
rule will be invoked; for example, a vehicle crossing the centerline
loses even if this was the second infraction. Centerline violations
must be witnessed by a track official.
WHICH CAUSES ANY TIRE TO SKID at ANY point during ANY run will result
in disqualification at the discretion of the starter.
RUN" is when you have no opponent in staging. You can get only one (1)
Bye Run in eliminations per race day. It is okay to breakout or red
light on a Bye Run, or you can choose to not run through at all. A
"COMPETITION BYE" is when your opponent could not pull to the line
within the allotted time after being directed to do so by the Stager
or Starter. Contestants can get more than one Competition Bye, but
only one (1) Bye Run is allowed per race day.
Long pants, shirt, shoes are required for all drivers
in all classes, unless a fire suit is required. No shorts allowed
in any class period.
When qualifying for
a qualified field, you must qualify during scheduled qualifying runs
for that event.
Only Top ET (BOX) is allowed to one burnout burn out across the starting line per round.
No two drivers may enter the same car in the same
One crew member is allowed on the starting
line behind the starter per car. Crew member MUST be at least 16 years
Drivers in all classes except Jr. Dragster
must have a valid driver's license and be at least 16 years of age.
Speed limit in the pits is 10 MPH. NO vehicle testing of any
type. NO BURN OUTS. Bicycles, small motorcycles and 3 & 4 wheelers may
be used for transportation in the facility. Persons operating these
vehicles must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid driver's
license. Improper use of these vehicles may result in expulsion from
the facility and forfeiture of entry fees.
No work may be done under any vehicle
supported only by a jack. Additional safety devices such as jack
stands are mandatory in order to provide extra safety. Any
vehicle jacked up with it's engine running must have jack stands in
place and a licensed driver or rider in the driver's seat. Jack
stands must have a board or other load spreading material
underneath. Same with trailer jacks.