2015 IHRA SUMMIT SUPER SERIES

TRACK OF THE YEAR!

COMPETITION CLASSES

track RULES & GUIDELINES

2016 Central Illinois Dragway Track Rules

NO GLASS CONTAINERS.

Included in the rules page CID will refer to Central Illinois Dragway

CID TRACK SAFETY

NOTICE: It is the responsibility of the participant, not IHRA or any Central Illinois Dragway track representative, to ensure that all safety equipment is approved and is correctly installed, worn, maintained and used. 

•IHRA rules are the basic and minimum standard for safety and competition. CID track and class rules compliment these, and in some cases, supersede.  See the current IHRA rulebook and direct any questions to Management.
•Conduct-No fighting, vandalism, filthy language or theft.  Any action or behavior deemed detrimental by CID towards CID employees, competitors or spectators will result in disciplinary action and/or suspension. See Zero Tolerance on Terror and Violence.
•Curfew-Curfew will start 1 hour after the conclusion of racing.  There will be no loud noise such as engines or parties and all motorized pit traffic on CID property shall cease.
•Speed Limit- Speed limit in the pits is 10 mph, speed limit on the return road is 10 mph. Speed limits will be enforced as follows:  first offense will be a verbal warning, second offense will be a disqualification from the racing event.
•Motorized Pit Vehicles-Due to insurance regulations, ALL Motorized Pit Vehicles (Scooters, Sprees, Golf Carts, 4-Wheelers, etc.) must be registered at the Racetrack in order to be operated at the track.  The cost is $10, a registration form must be completed to keep on file at the track, and a sticker will be issued to affix to the pit vehicle. This Pit Vehicle Registration is not optional. Complete details and forms are available at the track.at the track. Mini-bikes, ATV’s, golf carts and related vehicles can ONLY be operated by licensed drivers.  Each vehicle must display the car number of the team/driver it is with. All operators must by 16 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and be covered by adequate liability insurance. Reckless driving of any type will NOT be tolerated, and the team/driver will be verbally warned for the first offense and the second offense will result in a disqualification from the racing event.  These types of vehicles must be operated in a safe manner at all times, as mandated by our insurance company.  No such vehicle is to be operated in the restricted area of the pits, EVER!  This will be strictly enforced!!


Drones- The use of Drones on Central Illinois Dragway Property is strictly Prohibited without prior approval from management!

•Minors-No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the staging lanes, pre-staging, and starting line or on the return road - per our insurance company!!  Children must stay in tow vehicles when in the staging lanes. Anyone in the restricted area must have a restricted area armband.  Jr. Dragster drivers armbands DO NOT give access to Restricted area during competition of other classes.

•Antifreeze-Anti-freeze is prohibited in all entries

•Engine Containment Device-(diaper) all Supercharged , Nitrous Oxide, and Turbocharged entries,  and all entries running 7.00 and quicker must have an approved engine diaper. Beginning 2017 all entries running in the Spring or Fall Nostalgia Races and all cars competing in the Outlaw Heads Up Street Car Invitational  on July 15th, regardless of ET, will be required to have an approved lower engine containment device. (diaper).Competitors who run in eliminations and win their respective race will be disqualified if diaper is not properly installed on engine. Engine Containment Devices will be enforced and checked periodically. If competitor is disqualified due to violation of diaper rule losing competitor WILL NOT be put back into eliminations.

•Track Safety-Willful disregard of safety by any driver, crew or spectator as determined by a track official/employee, is grounds for reprimand, suspension, or expulsion. Incidents that compromise the safety of employees, other competitors or spectators will not be tolerated.

•Alcohol-No alcohol consumption by drivers still in competition.  Failure to comply will result in disqualification and loss of winnings and points for the event. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the restricted areas (staging lanes, water box, and starting line).  Intoxication, possession or use of illegal drugs may result in suspension of racing privileges. Illegal drugs are prohibited. Anyone caught with illegal drugs will be reported to the Sheriff.

•Finish Line: No excessive braking at the finish line.  Violators will be disqualified from the remainder of the day’s event.


•Photographers- must apply for credentials through management.

Restricted Access-You must have a "Restricted" armband to enter Restricted areas of staging lanes, starting area, and track/return road. Restricted access during big events will be limited. No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the restricted areas-Per our insurance company! Children must stay in tow vehicles when in the staging lanes. Restricted Access/Crew members will be limited to 4 in NQS and Quick 16,  2 in all other classes. Jr Dragster Drivers Wristbands do not give them Restricted access during running of other classes.

•Loitering- Restricted area from water box to Staging is limited to crew members of cars in competition. We need to only have essential Crew in this area for everyone’s safety.

•Backing Up- If a car requires a crew member to assist in backing, NO Crew may be forward of cars during burnout, crew member must remain outside of track wall until vehicle comes to a stop.

•Helmets-All competitors, including test and tune, MUST wear an approved SFI helmet  SN, SA, M or K-2005 or newer mandatory.

•Bike Leathers- Full-face  SN, SA, M or K-2005 or newer mandatory. , leather jackets, leather gloves, leather pants and ankle high leather boots or shoes required. For all bikes in competition or test and tune.

•Tail Light-One working tail light is required on all vehicles for night racing. The light must be visible to the starter on the starting line. This is for your safety and the safety of other racers. 

•Windows-Windows must be up when coming to the starting line.


Terror and Violence at Central Illinois Dragway


Sheriff’s office will be contacted to handle all conflicts

In order to provide a safe and fun facility, there will be Zero Tolerance, of the types of incidents included, but are not limited to, the following:•Pushing, tripping, kicking, punching, etc.

•Screaming, yelling, name calling, etc.
•Consistently rude or obnoxious behaviors which are harassing in nature and not discontinued upon appropriate request.
•Having access to any form of recognized weaponry on property.
•Violation of this policy may result in a permanent suspension of racing privileges, or access on to Central Illinois Properties.
•All employees, competitors and spectators are requested to immediately report any incident, threat or act of physical violence, intimidation or harassment of which he/she is aware.

COMPETITION RULES:


•Line Up- As a courtesy to all the drivers, please get to staging lanes promptly when called, only one PA call is required. Competitors will be called to the staging lanes by class. Drivers competing in more than one (1) class must be ready to race when called to the lanes.

•Competition Paring- fill both lanes, race director has sole discretion in paring of cars, if all remaining competitors are lined up in one lane, the vehicle with the quicker dial-in has lane choice (unless one of the competitors has the eligible bye).The pairings are determined by the staging director in the staging lanes.  The director's pairings are final: you will race whom you are paired with or lose the round by forfeit.

•Break Line-The break line is the line at the head of staging (Yellow Line with Signs).  A race begins when a pair of vehicles are called to cross the break line onto the track surface.  In any event, cars that have been paired will NOT be re-paired due to a break. , the non-offending competitor will have the option to accept the race as a competition bye. In all cases, good sportsmanship by giving the failed car a chance to make the round will be accommodated. If a vehicle has problems after crossing the break line it will be given 1 minute to re-start or correct. Actual time allowed will be at the discretion of the starter, and based on the situation at hand.  The starter shall have total discretion of the time allotted to stage a pair of vehicles and activate the tree. Their decision will be final. Track officials will make every effort to determine winners on the racetrack by competition, not by disqualification.  

•Forfeiture-If you are forward of the ready line and your class is running, be ready to race.  Failure to be fully ready could result in forfeiting the run.

•Forfeiture-If you are not in the staging lanes when the final car in your class, or once the bye car is paired or crossed ready line, you forfeit your run.FINISH LINE: No excessive braking at the finish line.  Violators will be disqualified from the remainder of the day’s event.

TECH CARDS AND WAIVERS:

•All competitors MUST complete and submit a tech card (with your competition number written on it) to a CID official at the tech shed next to the restrooms. Cards must be submitted prior to pulling into the staging lanes. Vehicles not turning in a completed tech. card will not be allowed to run and will exit the staging area. NO EXCEPTIONS 

•All vehicles must pass tech inspection before making any runs.  A vehicle may be re-examined by tech or track officials at any time, for any reason.  Random inspections of vehicles will be conducted during the event.  If chosen, you must report to the tech inspector without delay.  You may NOT “pit” first. 

•Competitors without a competition number will be assigned a number by CID to use during the event.  Competition numbers must be displayed on the tower side of the vehicle prior to entering the staging lanes.

•One driver allowed per tech card. No switching of drivers during time runs or eliminations.

•Multiple class entries*:

  • A competitor may not enter more than one entry per class.
  • There will be no double entry of a vehicle by multiple competitors.  The competition vehicle may not be entered more than once per class.
  • Competitors may enter a competition vehicle in multiple classes, provided the vehicle meets the rules for both classes.

•Competitors are NOT allowed to change vehicles following the 1st round of competition. Please notify a CID official of any changes prior to the 1st round.

•All drivers and crews must sign the appropriate waiver and release form and obtain a wrist band prior to entering the restricted areas—staging lanes, water box, and starting line and return road.
•Jr Dragster competitors must have a completed minor release form, signed by both parents, on file prior to competition.
•All overnight campers (competitors) must purchase full events tickets or race tech cards upon arrival. No overnight camping fee for competitors. There will be a $10 fee per day in pit spots with access to electricity. (If used)

ELECTRONICS:

•When a vehicle with electronics is entered in a non-electronic class, the box must be removed.
•CID officials reserve the right to inspect cars at any time. Failure to comply with the requirement will result in disqualification for the day’s event. Repeated offences will result in loss of CID points.

TIME RUNS:

•Line Up- As a courtesy to all the drivers, please get to staging lanes promptly when called, only one PA call is required. Competitors will be called to the staging lanes by class for time runs. Also fill both lanes, race director has sole discretion in paring of cars for time runs, if you want a particular lane you must be in that lane early, no cars will be run single file in time runs. Competitors are limited to one run per session, you will not be allowed another run due to malfunction of car or operator.
•Test and Tune-(Race Day) Test & Tune participants will run during time runs at the starter’s discretion. Test & Tune cars will also be called to the lanes at the end of each elimination round following the 3rd round of eliminations, time and weather permitting. Racers who wish to run Test and Tune when out of competition may at the discretion of race official, for a fee of $10 per run.
Race Day Test and Tune Participants will have Engine Containment Device regardless of ET.

SHOOTOUT:

•Shootout competitors will be called by class to the staging lanes for the Shootout.
•Vehicles entered as Test & Tune for the event are eligible to compete in the Shootout in an appropriate class for their vehicle.
•The Shootout winner must have a win light, a positive reaction time and be the closest to the dial-in without breaking out. In the event of a tie, the best reaction time will determine the overall Shootout winner.
•The overall winner of the Shootout is eligible for the 1st round bye for the class in which the car is entered.
•The eligible 1st round bye for all other classes will be the car with the best reaction time with a win light during the Shootout (unless the class is laddered).

DIAL-INS:

•Your dial-in must be displayed before crossing the dial-in line. The Dial-in line is the head of staging.  (Yellow Line, marked by signs) You may not change your dial-in after crossing this line,

  1. Unless race director feels a delay in competition would possibly warrant changes, must be by mutual agreement of both competitors.

Do not stage until the main scoreboard indicates your correct dial-in. It is the competitor’s responsibility to check the dial-ins on the scoreboard for accuracy prior to pre-staging.  Please notify the race director prior to staging if there is a discrepancy. Pre-Staging indicates your acceptance of the dial-in as displayed for both competitors.

BYES AND LANE CHOICE:

•The overall winner of the Shootout is eligible for the 1st round bye for the class in which the car is entered.
•The eligible 1st round bye for all other classes will be the car with the best reaction time with a win light during the Shootout (unless the class is laddered).
•Eligible byes carry over to future round(s) until they are used or the car loses.
•Subsequent byes will be determined from the winners’ best reaction time from the previous round.
•Buy back cars are not eligible for a bye until all non-buy back cars have used a bye or only buy back cars remain in competition.
•If no shootout takes place the buy in each class will be picked from best reaction time during final time run.
•Competitors are not eligible for an additional bye until all remaining competitors in the class have used a bye.
•The eligible bye has lane choice with the exception of the final round, when the car with the lowest dial-in has the lane choice.
•A competitor is eligible for a bye run if they received a competition bye in a previous round.  (A competition bye is granted if a competitor breaks after being paired up for the run (after crossing the ready line or when numbers have been called to the tower).

STAGING LANES:

•Line Up- As a courtesy to all the drivers, please get to staging lanes promptly when called, only one PA call is required. Competitors will be called to the staging lanes by class. Drivers competing in more than one (1) class must be ready to race when called to the lanes. Also fill both lanes, race director has sole discretion in paring of cars,  if all remaining competitors are lined up in one lane, The vehicle with the faster dial-in has lane choice (unless one of the competitors has the eligible bye).
•Forfeiture-If you are not in the staging lanes when the final car in your class, or once the bye car is paired or crossed ready line, you forfeit your run.
•Forfeiture-If you are forward of the ready line and your class is running, be ready to race.  Failure to be fully ready could result in forfeiting the run.

The director's pairings are final: you will race whom you are paired with or lose the round by forfeit.

STAGING:

•Courtesy staging will be enforced at Central Illinois Dragway.
•Prompt staging is encouraged.
•No burnouts under power across the starting line without prior approval from the race director.
•Deep staging is allowed, but not guaranteed.  “Deep” should be easily visible on both sides of the vehicle. It is your responsibility to stage in a timely manner.

BUY BACKS:
•Bye backs will be determined at each event and announced at the start of eliminations. 

PIT VEHICLES:

Pit/tow vehicles are permitted in Nostalgia Quick Series, Quick 16, Quick 8, Motorcycle and Jr. Dragster.•Motorized Pit Vehicles-Due to insurance regulations, ALL Motorized Pit Vehicles (Scooters, Sprees, Golf Carts, 4-Wheelers, etc.) must be registered at the Racetrack in order to be operated at the track.  The cost is $10, a registration form must be completed to keep on file at the track, and a sticker will be issued to affix to the pit vehicle. This Pit Vehicle Registration is not optional. Complete details and forms are available at the track.at the track. Mini-bikes, ATV’s, golf carts and related vehicles can ONLY be operated by licensed drivers.  Each vehicle must display the car number of the team/driver it is with.  Reckless driving of any type will NOT be tolerated, and the team/driver will be verbally warned for the first offense and the second offense will result in a disqualification from the racing event.  These types of vehicles must be operated in a safe manner at all times, as mandated by our insurance company.  No such vehicle is to be operated in the restricted area of the pits, EVER!  This will be strictly enforced!!
•No bicycles allowed while the race event is in progress.  No skateboards, roller blades, or skates at any time.
•Spectator Camping- There is a $10 fee per night for overnight camping, full event tickets must be purchased upon entering facility. (Scooters, Sprees, Golf Carts, 4-Wheelers, etc. must display a pit vehicle registration sticker,  $10 fee)

PAYOUT:

•Payout is based on car count. See the CID payout grid on Specific Series Tabs.
Payout will be available after the completion of the event.
All competitors must have a completed W-9 for the current year on file before winnings will be distributed.

CONDUCT AND GENERAL RULES:

If you experience mechanical problems during your run, please shut off your engine and pull to the outside of the lane.
No alcohol consumption by drivers still in competition.  Failure to comply will result in disqualification and loss or winnings and points for the event. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the restricted areas (staging lanes, water box, and starting line).  Intoxication, possession or use of illegal drugs may result in suspension of racing privileges. Illegal drugs are prohibited. Anyone caught with illegal drugs will be reported to the Sheriff.
•Firearms and illegal weapons are prohibited. Anyone caught with a firearm or illegal weapon will be reported to the Sheriff.
•Conduct-No fighting, vandalism, filthy language or theft.  Any action or behavior deemed detrimental by CID towards CID employees, Competitors or spectators will result in disciplinary action and/or suspension. See Zero Tolerance on Terror and Violence.
•Curfew-Curfew will start 1 hour after the conclusion of racing.  There will be no loud noise such as engines or parties and all motorized pit traffic shall cease.
•No speeding or burnouts in the pits, on the return roads or in the staging lanes.
•No foul language or racial remarks.
•Only children with proper credentials (Jr Dragster drivers) are allowed in the restricted areas and only during Jr racing.
•No open fires.
No glass containers (if this policy is abused CID staff and management reserve the right to disqualify a participant and revoke any earned points. Spectators will be asked to leave premises.)
•CID is pet friendly, but all pets must remain on a leash at all times.
No Passengers allowed unless prior arrangements have been made with Tech. Department.
•No advertising or sales of products or services unless prior written arrangements have been made with management.
• Reserved Parking: There are approximately 40 Reserved Parking Spots. Reserved Parking Spots can be used by anyone on Friday Test and Tune unless renters notify us to set out a cone. Reserved spots are not in effect for special events (Spring or Fall Nostalgia Races, Outlaw Heads Up Street Car Invitational Race on July 15th) management will determine reserved parking at those events.

Nostalgia Weekend Rules
  1. All cars must be 1980 and older.
  2. No electronics, must be removed from vehicle.
  3. Only essential crew members will be allowed in "Restricted" areas.

See individual class rules under "Competition" tab.  

THESE RULES ARE NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE AND ARE SUBJECT TO MODIFICATIONS OR EXPANSIONS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.  IN MATTERS OF RULE INTERPRETATION OR OTHER JUDGMENT CALLS,
THE DECISION OF THE TRACK MANAGER IS FINAL.

* During special events, the rules regarding double entries and multiple class entries may be adjusted.

  Updated 3/1/2015