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 & drive
two different cars.


 

ALL THE ABOVE RULES AS WELL AS OTHERS ARE JUDGMENT CALLS
MADE BY TRACK OFFICIALS AND THEIR DECISIONS ARE FINAL.

 


 

HEADS UP OUTLAW DRIVER RULES

PRO STREET

Head up Pro Tree .400

Qualified Pro Ladder

All cars must weigh after all qualifying rounds
and elimination round wins.

 

RULES

Backhalfed chassis only

No full tube framed cars!

Must have funny car cage.

No complete fiberglass or composite body unless OEM equipped.

Aftermarket bolt-on front clip allowed. (If equipped w/bolt on front clip from factory)

Aftermarket front suspension components allowed in stock location. (On factory frame rails)

Cars originally equipped w/struts must mount the struts in original mounting locations.

Must have mufflers. (Except turbos)

Must have working taillights and headlights.

Lexan windows allowed.

Fiberglass limited to doors, trunk, hood, fenders, and bumpers.

Must have stock appearing dash.

No screw blowers allowed!

No C.I. Limit.

SAFETY

Helmet, jacket, pants, neck collar, gloves required

WEIGHT

SB na unlimited

SB nitrous 2600

SB SC 2900

SB Turbo 2900

SB Twins 3000

BB na 2700

BB nitrous 2900

BB SC 3250

BB dual SC 3300

BB turbo 3250

BB twins 3300

-100 Conventional Head (nitrous only)

-100 4.84 bs motors

-50 5.00 bs motors

-50 275 radial

-50 single carb

TIRES

4.84 bs limited to 33/10.5W

5.00 bs motors limited to 31/10.50W

Over 5.00 limited to 29/10.5 or equivalent

At any time the track thinks one combination has a clear advantage the rules are subject to change

IF ANY ONE COMBINATION HAS AN ADVANTAGE, THE TRACK HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES AT ANY TIME.


 

DRIVER RULES

 

4.70

Top Sportsman Rules (IHRA)

5.70

SAFETY

Helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, neck collar. (Arm restraints required if open body)

Full cage required.

6.0

SAFETY

Helmet, jacket, pants, neck collar required.

Full cage

Door cars only!

No Throttle Stops!

7.0

SAFETY

Helmet, jacket, pants required

6 pt. Roll Cage Required

Door cars only!

No Throttle Stops!


 

DRIVER RULES

CHEAP STREET

Rules

Tires 10.5 x 28 slick non W or 275 radial max

All steel body (Hood, Door, Trunk, Bumpers & Frontend can be Glass)

Full cage required

Stock appearing

Full frame rails front to back (Notching OK, Minitub OK)

Must have carpet and but front seats (No exposed sheet metal)

Forward facing scoop (Allowed)

ALL LIGHTS & TURN SIGNALS MUST WORK!
Mufflers required (Unless Turbo)

No Wheelie Bars

Engine

All cars must run cast intakes OEM composite

NO SHEETMETAL INTAKE ALLOWED!

Nitrous

4 line (Bottle to Solenoid) on big block, small block #4, or #6 line

1 stage only

Small Block Allowed Fogger

Big Block Plate or Fogger Only 1 System Allowed

2nd system must be off car, or solenoids removed

NO METHANOL ON ANY COMBO!

Boosted

Superchargers limited to rib and cog style belts

Turbo limited to 88mm (No methanol injections)

No twin turbos, superchargers or dual power adders of any kind!

Turbo & Superchargers can run reducer

Safety

Helmet, jacket, pants, neck collar, gloves required

Diaper required

Nitrous Weight

SB 3100

SB 15/18 3000

SB 20/23 RR 2950

SB 20/23 SVA 2900

BB convention head only 3350

-50 for 4150 carb and 4150 intake SB only

-50 for plate

SB #6 line MAX

BB #4 line MAX

Boosted Weight

76mm 3050

80mm 3150

F1A 3050

F1C 3100

YAI 3100

F1X3300

BB FORCED INDUCTION 3650

-100 for any 5.4 base mod motor

-150 for any 4.6 base mod motor

-150 for any 8.2 deck motor

TURBO CARS CAN RUN REDUCERS . THIS CLASS WILL HAVE A 5.20 CAP WITH WEIGHT BEING ADDED TO CARS THAT EXCEED 5.20 AT 10 POUNDS PER HUNDREDTH. WEIGHT WILL BE ADDED TO BASE WEIGHTS BUT WILL BE KEPT TRACK OF AND ACCRUED FROM ROUND TO ROUND SO IF ONE IS HEAVY TO BEGIN WITH AND EXCEEDS THE CAP ROUND AFTER ROUND WEIGHT WILL CATCH YOU AND WILL BE ADDED. ALL CARS MUST CROSS SCALES IN ANY COMPETITION ROUND OR IT WILL BE A AUTOMATIC DQ. THIS CLASS IS A SINGLE POWER ADDER ONLY. IF MORE THAN ONE THE SYSTEM NOT IN USE MUST BE CAPPED OFF. NO TUBBED CHASSIS ALLOWED. LADDER BARS OK MAX TIRE IS 28X10.5 OR 275. FIBERGLASS HOODS, NOSE, FENDERS, DOORS, DECK LIDS ALLOWED, FORWARD FACING SCOOP ALLOWED. MUST HAVE MUFFLERS. ANY CAR IN QUESTION CAN BE ETCHED AT ANYTIME. IF ANY ONE COMBINATION HAS AN ADVANTAGE, THE TRACK HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES AT ANY TIME.

 

Street Bandit

Rules

Small Block Only

Tires 10.5 x 28 slick non W or 275 radial max

All steel body (Hood, Trunk, Bumpers can be Glass)

Full cage required

Stock appearing

Full frame rails front to back (Notching OK, Minitub OK)

Must have carpet and both front seats (No exposed sheet metal)

Forward facing scoop (Lexan only)

ALL LIGHTS & TURN SIGNALS MUST WORK!

Mufflers required (Unless Turbo)

No Wheelie Bars

Small Block ONLY

Safety

Helmet, jacket, pants, neck collar, gloves required

Diaper required

Stock valve angle Only / No raised runner heads

Small Block 4 and 6 cylinder ONLY

Turbo or Nitrous

Cap 5.70 go under it have to add 10lbs per hundredth of a second under cap

3,100 lbs.

Most be stock block

76 mm turbo limit can run reducers on 8 cyl cars

F1is biggest procharger allowed but no F1x allowed

82 mm turbo 6 cyl or 4 cyl cars

Can have progressor

Must be stock appearing

#4 line only

1 plate system only

Working lights and turn signals

No wheelie bars

Boosted cars weight 3,200 lbs.

Must have stock frame front to rear (Ladder Bar OK)

IF ANY ONE COMBINATION HAS AN ADVANTAGE, THE TRACK HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES AT ANY TIME.

 

 

Street Stick Rules

Max Tire 28x10 or 275 drag radial max tire

Must be Tagged & Insured

Must have H style shift patterson

No clutchless or Pro shifted entries allowed

400 Pro Tree

IF ANY ONE COMBINATION HAS AN ADVANTAGE, THE TRACK HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES AT ANY TIME.


 

 

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