1) All NHRA rules apply and are the minimum for
competition and safety standards. We will follow those rules
and the following rules in an effort to provide a safe, fair
and fun racing program.
2) A responsible,
professional, and sportsmanlike behavior is expected of all
racers and crew members. Crew members are the responsibility
of the racer. Abusive or aggressive behavior towards any
track official or employee will not be tolerated, and can
result in but is not limited to disqualification.
3) All cars must go through a technical inspection
before any passes are made. Tech must be done by an SFI
certified employee/representative of Coles County Dragway
USA, or must present a NHRA Extended Technical Inspection
(ETI) card. NO EXCEPTIONS.
4) Staging Lanes
(It is your responsibility to be in the staging when called):
a) All cars are
asked to promptly heed the class call.
b) Time runs--When
the last pair is on the apron, the lanes are then closed for
that session. One time run per class session is the maximum,
unless designated by a track official. If you miss your
class session, it is the staging lane director’s discretion
if you are allowed to make it up.
c) Eliminations -- the first class call will be no
earlier than 5 minutes from when the last car in that class
has run. Five minutes later will be the second and final
5) Buy Backs:
a) A racer in
Super Pro (S/P), Box, (BOX), Pro (PRO), No-Box (NBX),
Sportsman (SPT), Novice Street (NS), Bike, High School (HS)
or Powder Puff (PP) who loses in the first AND/OR second
round are eligible for buy back/s.
b) Buy Back racers
will run themselves in second and/or third round.
c) In the event
where time is of constraint; Track Officials may reduce buy
backs to first round only or first or second round
6) Rain Policy:
a) Race is
considered final if round 1 of all regular classes (S/P, Pro
& SPT, Box, No-Box, and Index) classes is completed.
b) If a race is cancelled, but at least one time run
is done for any category; race entry fee will be rolled over
or refunded (racers choice), but gate fees will not.
c) Any prorating of purses/payouts due to
cancellations will not include gold cards or pass backs.
d) Any class that goes past 1st round and
is completed will have its purse calculated from that point.
(Example: Pro finishes 2nd rd, race cancel’s in
the middle of S/P 2nd rd: Pro will pay 2nd
rd winners and S/P will pay 1st rd winners & 2nd
rd Buy Backs will receive Buy Back refund).
e) Rain Dates (All Classes) Saturday race will be made
up on Sunday if there is no scheduled ET race for that day.
Saturday race with a scheduled Sunday race will be made up
if possible on the next available date.
7) Absolutely NO
glass containers on grounds at any time.
8) 10 MPH Speed
limit by ALL vehicles while on the grounds.
9) All ATV's, golf
carts, or other pit vehicles must be driven by someone 16
years or older at all times-NO exceptions. Also, please be
courteous to all while operating your vehicle.
10) Break Passes:
a) No break pass
will be issued after you have taken a light in eliminations.
who break are allowed to enter another car or a different
class on original entry as long as eliminations haven’t
c) Anyone receiving a
break pass will not receive points for that day’s
11) Lane Choice:
a) Cars in odd lanes will be in the Tower Lane and
cars in even lanes will be in the Spectator Lane.
b) When cars are lined in one lane, then the faster car has
lane choice unless the slower car is carrying the bye run
and then the bye car has lane choice to include the final
12) Bye Runs:
a) Bye runs for 1st round are determined by best
reaction time results during the 2nd time run session except
for laddered classes.
b) After the 1st round, bye runs will be determined by the
best reaction time during a winning run in the previous
round. In the event of a tie, the racers involved will flip
c) A bye run is rolled over or carried until it is either
used or the racer loses it.
d) Only one bye run is permitted unless all remaining
competitors have had one as well.
e) A racer is not allowed to turn down an earned bye run in
order to earn it later in the race.
Deep Staging is allowed, but not guaranteed. It is
the driver’s responsibility to let their opponent know they
are deep staging, stage in a timely manner and must have
"Deep" written on the window for starter to see.
staging is mandatory at Coles County Dragway USA.
b) If you are not
pre-staged and your opponent has staged, you can wait for
the other car to be pulled back by the Starter.
c) Once you pre-stage
though, you must stage or the auto-start will time you out
if you do not stage.
a) A Dial-In must
be visible from the tower on the windshield and on the
driver side window.
b) It must be
completed before you reach the apron and pass the blue line.
c) It can’t be changed
once you’ve entered the apron, unless a clean up or weather
d) Your Dial-In on the
Dial-In Boards is solely the responsibility of the racers.
Once you’ve passed them and “Pre-Staged”, you’ve accepted
what is in the computer.
e) No re-runs for
Dial-In disputes. Racers are responsible to ensure it’s
correct before “Pre” staging.
braking will not be tolerated: (NO EXCEPTIONS, this is
your only warning!)
a) CCD interprets
this rule as anytime the Head Starter feels a racer is not
in control of their race vehicle anywhere on the racing
b) Anyone caught will
be disqualified and lose all points for that day. If in the
1st or 2nd round and buy back are allowed; the racer may buy
back, but not earn points.
c) Anyone caught a 2nd
time will be disqualified and lose all season points.
d) Anyone caught a 3rd
time will be disqualified, lose all season points and be
barred from any future competition for any events/classes
for at least 1 yr.
17) Bikes may compete
in any other class as long as they meet all class rules.
18) Q8 (5.99 or
a) Will be
allowed to run in S/P if a run card is purchased prior to
first round, but will not be required to run in any rounds
in S/P while still in Q8 competition. Bye runs are
determined by qualifying with #1 getting 1st round bye.
b) If a Q8 racer has
previously purchased an S/P run card prior to first round
and loses in Q8 they will fall into S/P as follows:
i) Q8 1st round
loser goes into 1st round of Super Pro.
ii) Q8 2nd round
loser goes into 2nd round of Super Pro.
iii) Q8 Runner-Up
goes into 3rd round of Super Pro.
iv) Q8 Winner
goes into 4th round of Super Pro.
19) Q330 (330’):
a) Is a no
breakout, no dial, using a .400 Pro Tree and Pro Ladder.
This is a run what you brung and hope its enough series.
b) Will be allowed to run in any class if a run card is
purchased prior to first round, but will be required to run
in all rounds of their class while still in Q330
c) Bye runs are determined by qualifying with #1 getting 1st
20) Pit stalls are
available for rent:
a) Previous year owners have
first right for refusal and must be paid ($100.00) before 15
February 2018 or your pit stall will be considered “Unreserved
b) Any unreserved
pit stall is available to anyone for $100.00 if paid before
24 March 2018.
c) Pit stalls
purchased after 24 March 2018 will be $150.00 for the year.
21) Camping is
allowed and free anytime, but you will be charged any fees
days/nights you are there.
generators, air compressors etc. that are powered by an
internal combustion engine running between 11:00pm and
7:00am must meet NHRA standards on noise reduction to
respect fellow racers.
23) Every race vehicle
or bike must have a working taillight. If our lights are on,
your lights must be on.
24) Long Haul
a) If you
tow/travel 140 miles or more (from residence).
§ Receive credit
for 1 free buyback the day of the race.
for the program:
valid during regular ET Points races, excludes
any/all special events.
It is the participant’s
responsibility to provide proof by:
§ presenting a
valid State Drivers License (DL).
§ MapQuest (or
equivalent) printed proof from address listed on State
(DL) to CCD Track address.
d) All decisions made by track
personal are final in regards to qualification.
25) Racers Fee (All
Classes except Novice Street, Youth Racing & Jr Dragsters):
a) A $5 per racer, per day (Not per class) is paid at
the tech booth when paying for class entry.
b) If a category
time run is completed, no refunds for gate fee/s will be
c) If no time runs are completed, refunds will be
issued or rain check good for the next day of racing.
a) 1pt for each
round and taking a light (green or red).
b) 1 pt for each round
c) 1 pt for each
d) 1 pt may be bought
for any races missed, but must be done before the 1st round
of next race. Gold cards holders must be done in writing
before 1st time run of the next race.
e) Any point’s
disputes must be brought to the tracks attention within 6
days of race date; otherwise points posted are considered
f) Final point ties will be broken with a run off on the
final days point race.
27) Double Entry for
a) You may buy up
to two run cards. Each entry must have a different number
and designated which entry will be earning points.
car/bike/dragster/altered/roadster may be double entered by
two different drivers with two different numbers.
c) Whether double entered by one driver or two it is the
driver’s responsibility to be one of the first in staging to
allow the second entry time to get back to staging.
e) No entry/s will
hold up racing waiting for second entry to get back to
staging. 2nd entry will not receive special
consideration in regards to cooling, fueling or checking
tire pressure. They must return immediately to the staging
lanes and run that round of racing.
g) If the same driver
is using two different cars it is his/her responsibility to
have both cars in staging at all times. The second
car/bike/dragster/altered/roadster must be pulled into the
emergency access road (next to lane zero, in the gravel) if
no one can move your car forward in staging.
h) No cars will be allowed to be unattended while in
i) While double entered car/bike/dragster/altered/roadster
shall not be allowed to return to its pits during its class
time/elimination runs. Anyone holding up racing could be
disqualified and will be up to CCD official’s discretion.
28) Wild Card (Any
will be used when time permits determined by management.
b) Is optional for
any 3rd round loser and will be $10 per person
person will be drawn per class as the wild card and will
enter into 4th round.
of the money collected per class we be put onto the person
drawn for the “Wild Card” as a bounty. Anyone taking that
person out will receive the bounty. Any “Wild Card” winning
the race will receive their bounty.
29) Alternate Drivers
a) Will not be
30) Pass Back (PB) &
Gold Cards (GC) or any Free Entries:
a) PB, GC or Free
entries have no cash value and will not be refunded.
b) PB, GC or Free
entries listed in any payouts will not be used when
prorating any purses/payouts due to cancellations.
c) PB, GC or Free
entries may only be used by the person they were issued to
in the category listed. No trading, selling or transfers
for any reason’s will be allowed.