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Full Race / Non-DOT Classes
Front Engine Dragsters, Funny Cars, Altereds, A/FX,
Gassers, Highly Modified Roadsters & Comp Coupes/Sedans
More or less your olde time straight axle race class...
Rods/Cars which are either:
Unregistered or have non-DOT slicks
Street / DOT Classes
To run in these classes you must have:
A valid registration in hand, current state inspection sticker and DOT tires
If you can't meet all the above criteria day of show, you will be moved into Heavy E or Exhibition
Muscle Car Eliminator
1965-73 Door Cars
Street Rod Eliminator
Hot Rods & Pre-65 Door Cars
Fun runs and grudge matches
Exhibition is open to all types of pre-74, 4 wheeled street or race vehicles
If you can pass tech, have a legit helmet and just want to have fun making passes this is your class
Exhibition class is also suited to very high horsepower/fuel cars that want to perform a burnout only
Registration is open!
If your driving one or more vehicles - $40
or if more then one person is driving the same vehicle - $40 per Driver
Registration does not include the $15 per head admission fee paid at the gate day of show
Racing is limited to 150 total entrants - Want to Race? Then you must pre-register
Racing in all classes is restricted to pre-74, 4 wheeled vehicles
Rules & Regulations
All drivers must wear an open or closed face helmet meeting one of the following specs:
Snell M2005, M2010, K2005, SA2005, 2010 or 2015, SFI 31.1 or 41.1 2005, 2010 or 2015
Not sure if your helmet meets spec? Check inside, there will be a tag or sticker. If it does not clearly have one of the above specs listed it will not pass tech
If there is no sticker, it will not pass tech
All drivers are required to wear long pants, closed toe shoes with socks and a short sleeve shirt minimum. Short pants/bare legs, tank tops, bare torsos, nylon or nylon-type clothing and open-toe shoes are prohibited.
Drivers of open cars, supercharged cars or cars capable of 1/4 ET's under 12 seconds must wear appropriate safety clothing: SFI rated jackets, pants, gloves and so on.
Drivers of cars with power adders such as Superchargers or Turbo-chargers must wear a jacket meeting SFI Spec 3.2A/1 minimum
Seat belts/driver restraints must be properly anchored, in good working order and condition.
If your vehicle has racing belts, they must be in date.
All cars must pass tech inspection based on common sense and basic racing/safety guidelines you would expect at any track.
Purpose Built Race Cars and Highly Modified entries will be more thoroughly inspected. The techs will be looking for such items as: drive shaft loops, blow shields and expiration dates on belts. Have your SFI specs handy.
Vintage and Historic Race cars:Consideration to the history of these vehicles will be used when inspected
A coolant overflow catch can is required on all vehicles: minimum 16 ounces.
Cars must be in good working order. All wheel studs and lug nuts must be present, cotter pins, hoses, brakes, steering, throttle linkage, and so on will be inspected
Cars must have full floor boards and firewall.
Drive shafts may not be open to drivers compartment.
Batteries must be securely mounted.
Automatic equipped cars require a neutral safety switch.
Open Headers are O-K
Cars with an aftermarket shifters require a reverse lockout.
Vehicles with highly modified engines require an approved transmission clutch/flywheel, blow shield or trans blanket as required by most racing regulations.
Foot brake starts only: Disarm any delay boxes, throttle stops, trans brakes, electric/air/CO/RPM operated shifters.
If your car has a rev limiter, and the linemen hear your car using it in competition - that is an automatic loss.
If your car is plumbed for NOS, remove the bottle before leaving home, your car will be checked. No bottles on the grounds.
General Track Rules
Drivers must be 18 years of age and carry a valid drivers license
All drivers and crew members that will assist on-track must sign a release and waiver of liability agreement form upon check in
NO passengers, make a pass with a rider and you will both be banned from the show
Allow a non-registered driver to race your car and you will both be banned from the show
Any instance of a non-registered driver found behind the wheel of any vehicle on the racing surface, will result in the car & crew's immediate expulsion from the show.
Continued racing after passing the finish line will end your day
The use of pit bikes, golf carts, ATV's, bicycles and any other mode of transportation other then foot is prohibited inside the show.
The only exceptions are:
Tow vehicles to the staging lanes or back to the pits and said vehicle must have a valid registration and proof on insurance.
Or golf carts with proof of liability insurance, these arrangements must be made well in advance of show week.
Burnouts: Keep you burnout inside the allotted area, burning out past the starting line is acceptable only for vehicles without front brakes. Make all the smoke you like, just so long as you do it in the appropriate area.
Only one crew member allowed on the starting line, He/she must stay behind the car, except for backing assist on dragsters.
No crewmember may touch the car during burnout or staging.
No persons under 16 allowed on track/past the staging lanes.
Racers wrist bands must be worn on left wrist, show your wrist band to the nice lady each time you pass from the staging lanes to the water box. No band, no pass.
Windows up, helmet on & belts fastened before entering the staging area
We will have a flatbed on duty for on track breakage.
Speaking of breakage, if you do break during a run, pull over as close to the wall as possible, help keep fluids off the racing surface and clean up time to a minimum.
No drinking, smoking pot or use of open profanity
No matter what, have fun, be safe and keep the mood light and friendly
The blacktop racing surface is a section of airport runway, overall the condition is very good
The track will not be sprayed for traction, there will be water for burnouts
Racing will be 1/16th mile (330'), shut down area 650'
Extra low gears and top condition brakes are your best friends, you'll need them both!
Support Your Local Drag Strip - Race at Sterling this Year!