Knoxville Dragstrip

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Knoxville Drag Strip - General Rules

1. All cars must meet general safety requirements as per the IHRA rule book.

2. All protective clothing required for the ET of your vehicle is mandatory. No one will be allowed on the track without all required protective clothing.

3. Must be 18 years or older unless a minor's release form is signed by both parents and witnessed by track official to compete in any event at Knoxville Dragstrip.

4. All drivers must have a valid state drivers license to compete in any event (except in JR Dragster class 8 - 16 years old).

5. Any driver caught consuming alcoholic beverages or drugs before or during competition, will be disqualified.

6. No alcoholic beverages or drugs are allowed on the premises at any time, by anyone.

7. Insurance regulations permit driver only- no passengers.

8. Un-sportsmanlike conduct by driver and/or crew member will be grounds for disqualification.

9. Only one crew member can accompany a car into the burnout area. Must be 14 years or older and have a signed insurance release. 14-17 years old must have a release form signed by both parents and witnessed by track official.

10. No one permitted to touch car during burnout.

11. No burnouts allowed anywhere except in the burnout area.

12. The speed limit is 10 M.P.H. on return road and 10 M.P.H. in the pit area past the ET shack.

13. No refunds on entry fees or admission. May be eligible for brake pass during time trials ONLY. Brake pass will be minus $15 fee.

14. Crossing the centerline and/or dangerous driving, whether on track, return road or pit area, will be grounds for an immediate disqualification.

15. For down track safety reason, the tail light rule is Mandatory - NO Exceptions.

16. Lane choice will be determined by the lane you pull up in. Dash For Cash winners will be decided by closest to the dial in. If there is a tie it will be decided by the best reaction time.

17. The car that has the best reaction time on the last round of time trials will receive the bye-run for the first round of eliminations. Then whoever has the best reaction time after that. If there is a tie it will be decided by closest dial in.

18. Any driver caught changing lanes and/or laying back attempting to change or pick his/her competition will be paired by track officials at time of infraction.

19. All cars must report to staging PROMPTLY when called. It is the drivers' responsibility to listen for the P.A. announcements. Any car not reporting will be considered broke and out of competition.

20. Track allows 15 minute cool down time for each car in competition, until the classes get down to 8 cars, then we will go to round robin.

21. No backing in to stage beam. The last staging motion MUST be forward. No Deep Staging Allowed.

22. Any kind of leaking substance from participants vehicle is grounds for disqualification.

23. No excessive braking at the finish line in attempting not to run under dial in.

24. Start burnouts at bleach box. No dragging water excessively from the bleach box.

25. Dial-ins must be CLEAR and LEGIBLE to the tower and maybe changed between rounds.

26. Dial-ins must be displayed by the time the car reaches head of staging lanes.

27. Check your dial-in on the score board BEFORE you stage. Once a car is pre-staged the DRIVER has excepted track conditions and dial-ins (RIGHT OR WRONG). There will not be any re-runs. NOTE: DRIVERS WITH CROSS OVER BOXES MUST CHECK BOTH SCOREBOARDS.

28. All drivers are required to attend drivers meetings.

29. Courtesy staging is in effect for ALL classes. Tree is activated by auto-start.

30. Any car using nitrous oxide must wear fire retardant jackets.

31. No one under 16 years old will be permitted to use motorized vehicles (ATV's) All pit support vehicles must have car # and abide by track rules, speed limit etc...(kids not allowed to ride bicycles in pit area) Any individuals caught breaking these rules will result in the competitor to be disqualified.

32. All drivers must sign for run card (DRIVER ONLY)

33. Time trials will not be allowed during eliminations NO exceptions.

34. Knoxville Dragstrip reserves the right to refuse anyone for any reason at any time.

35. All cars have to have a hood or breather - All Races

36. No Deep Staging in Outlaw Heads Up Races

37. If you buy two tech cards for the same car, there has to be two drivers. One driver can buy two tech cards & drivetwo different cars.


2016 Knoxville Dragstrip Rules

-----2016 HEADS UP RULES-----

HEADS UP GENERAL RULES

**Must qualify with class for run to count

**Must stage under power for run to count

**Must take tree under power on bye run

**Bye runs will run at end of class

**no deep staging

**courtesy staging enforced

**must come to lanes when called, when final pair are past head of staging the round is closed

**no testing during race

**must be 16 with valid driver’s license to operate pit vehicle

**5 crew per car allowed on line only when your car is in water box or on the line

**no standing in front of or sitting on guard rail

***RACE DIRECTOR HAS FINAL CALL***


INDEX RULES

7.00

Door cars only

No throttle stops

.500 Pro tree

Pro ladder

Lane choice after 1st rd by reaction time


6.00

Door cars only

No throttle stops

.400 Pro tree

Pro ladder

Lane choice after 1st rd by reaction time


4.70

Door cars only

No throttle stops

.400 Pro tree

Pro ladder

Lane choice after first rd by closest to index


PRO STREET

.400 Pro Tree

Qualified Pro Ladder

Must weigh after qualifying passes and winning elimination rounds

SAFETY

SFI -5 jacket, pants, gloves required

Engine diaper or IHRA approved belly pan mandatory

Must have working tail light

CHASSIS

No full tube chassis

Must have funny car cage

Fiberglass limited to doors, trunk, hood, fenders, bumpers, front end. Unless OEM Aftermarket bolt on front clip allowed

Front suspension components must mount in factory location.

Must have Mufflers (except turbo cars)

Back half chassis ok

WEIGHT

SB N/A no minimum

SB NOS 2400

SB SC 2750

SB TURBO 2800

SB TWIN TURBO 2900

BB N/A no minimum

BB NOS 2700

BB SC 2900

BB TURBO 3050

BB TWIN TURBO 3200

+100 dual centrifugal supercharger

-100 conventional head (nos only)

-100 4.84 bs or smaller (nos only)

-50 5.00 bs (nos only)

-50 single carb (nos only)

-50 275 radial tire

+50 MT Pro 315 or 29” Pro Drag Radial (3062R) tire

**Max tire 315 radial on forced induction**

**4.84 bs or smaller nos max tire 33/10.5w**

**5.00 bs or bigger nos limited to 315 radial or 29.5/10.5**

**NO SCREW BLOWERS**

TRACK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES AT ANYTIME IF ANY COMBINATION HAS AN ADVANTAGE


CHEAP STREET

.400 Pro Tree

Qualified Pro Ladder

Must weigh after qualifying passes and winning elimination rounds

Max tire 275 radial or 28/10.5

SAFETY

SFI -5 jacket, pants, gloves required

Engine diaper or IHRA approved belly pan mandatory

Must have working tail light

CHASSIS

No full tube chassis

Funny car cage recommended

Fiberglass limited to doors, trunk, hood, fenders, bumpers. Unless OEM

Aftermarket bolt on front clip allowed

Front suspension components must mount in factory location.

Must have Mufflers (except turbo cars)

All turn signals and lights must work

Must have factory frame rails front to back (notching and mini tub ok)

Must have carpet and both front seats

No wheelie bars

Forward facing scoop allowed

Ladder bars allowed

WEIGHT

NITROUS

SB 3000

SB 15/18 2900

SB 20/23 RR 2850

SB 20/23 SVA 2800

BB 3250 *conventional head only*

-50 415O carb

-50 4150 intake

-50 plate system

-100 5.4 base mod motor

-150 4.6 base mod motor

-150 8.2 deck motor

** NO TUNNEL RAMS OR SHEETMETAL INTAKES**

**SINGLE CARB ONLY**

**SINGLE KIT ONLY**

**-6 LINE MAX BIG BLOCK**

BOOSTED

76mm 2950

80mm 3050

82mm (6cyl only) 2950

F1A 2950

F1C 3000

YAI 3000

F1X 3300

8-71 ROOTS 3000

BB 3500 (conventional head only)

**SB BOOSTED SVA ONLY**

**NO REDUCERS ALLOWED**

TRACK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES AT ANYTIME IF ANY COMBINATION HAS AN ADVANTAGE


STREET BANDIT

.400 Pro Tree

Qualified Pro Ladder

Must weigh after qualifying passes and winning elimination rounds

Max tire 275 radial or 28/10.5

Stock OEM production block only

 

SAFETY

SFI -1 jacket, pants, required

Engine diaper or IHRA approved belly pan mandatory

Must have working tail light

CHASSIS

No full tube chassis

Fiberglass limited to trunk, hood, bumpers. Unless OEM

Aftermarket bolt on front clip allowed

Front suspension components must mount in factory location.

Must have Mufflers (except turbo cars)

All turn signals and lights must work

Must have factory frame rails front to back (notching and mini tub ok)

Must have carpet and both front seats

No wheelie bars

Ladder bars allowed

WEIGHT

4cyl 2500

6cyl 2700 S

B 2900 (SVA head only)

BB 3200 (Conventional head only)

SB BOOSTED 3000

** NO TUNNEL RAMS OR SHEETMETAL INTAKES**

**SINGLE CARB ONLY**

**SINGLE KIT ONLY**

**76mm MAX TURBO**

**SB BOOSTED SVA ONLY**

**NO REDUCERS ALLOWED**

**-6 LINE MAX SMALL BLOCK***

**-4 LINE MAX BB**

This class will have a 5.30 cap.

Weight will be added to actual weight of car. 10lbs per hundredth of second under cap. Weight will reset at end of each race.

 

Street Stick Final Rules!!!
28x10.5 0r 275 Max Tire
Muste be H Style Shift Pattern
No Clutchless or Pro Shifted Transmissions.
Good Luck!

TRACK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES AT ANYTIME IF ANY COMBINATION HAS AN ADVANTAGE

 

 

 

 

 

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