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
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 class call
5) Buy Backs:
a) A racer in Super Pro (S/P), Box, (BOX), Pro (PRO), No-Box (NBX), Sportsmen (SPT), Index Shootout
(IS) 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.
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 buybacks.
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.
Rain Dates--(Regular ET Classes & Index)--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 not be made
Dates--(Q8, Q330, H/S, Hoch Street Radial and PP)--Saturday or Sunday races will be made up on the
next available date.
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.
Any prorating of purses/payouts due to cancellations will not include gold cards or pass
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:
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.
receiving a break pass will not receive points for that day’s competition.
11) Lane Choice:
Cars in odd lanes will be in the Tower Lane and cars in even lanes will be in the Spectator
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 round.
a) Bye runs
for 1st round are determined by “Dial for Bucks” results during the 2nd time run session except for
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 a coin.
c) A bye run is rolled over or carried until it is either
used or the racer loses it.
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.
13) Deep Staging is
allowed, but not guaranteed. It is the driver’s responsibility to stage in a timely manner and must
have "Deep" written on the window for starter to see.
14) Courtesy Staging:
a) Courtesy staging is a must at Coles County Dragway USA.
you are not pre-staged and your opponent has staged, you can wait for the other car to be pulled
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.
c) It can’t be changed once you’ve entered the apron, unless
a clean up or weather delay occurs.
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
No re-runs for Dial-In disputes. Racers are responsible to ensure it’s correct before “Pre”
Excessive braking will not be tolerated: (NO EXCEPTIONS, this is your only warning!)
a) CCD interprets this rule to consist of anytime a racer
purposely brakes and smokes the tires, at/or around the finish line, with the intent to slow in
order to prevent breaking out.
b) Anyone caught by two CCD official 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 by two CCD official
will be disqualified and lose all season points.
caught a 3rd time by two CCD official 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 S/P, PRO, SPT, Q8, Q330’, Box and
No-Box Pro as long as they meet all class rules to include events with a bike class.
18) Q8 (5.99 or Faster):
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.
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:
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 competition.
c) Bye runs are determined by
qualifying with #1 getting 1st round bye.
20) Pit stalls are available for rent:
a) Previous year owners have first right for refusal and must be paid ($100.00) before 1 March 2013 or your pit
stall will be considered “Unreserved and available”.
b) Any unreserved pit stall is available to anyone for
$100.00 if paid before 24 March 2013.
c) Pit stalls purchased after 24 March 2013 will be
$150.00 for the year.
Camping is allowed and free anytime, but you will be charged any fees days/nights you are
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.
Every race vehicle or bike must have a working taillight. If our lights are on, your lights
must be on.
Long Haul Program:
If you tow/travel 90 miles or more (from residence)
Super Pro, Pro, Sportsmen, Index Classes and receive $30 cash bonus
§ Runner up Super Pro, Pro, Sportsmen,
and receive $20 cash bonus
If you tow/travel 140 miles or more (from residence)
credit for 1 free buyback the day of the race
Qualifications for the program:
§ Only valid during regular ET &
races, excludes any/all special events
d) It is the participant’s
responsibility to provide proof by:
a valid State Drivers License (DL)
(or equivalent) printed proof from address listed on State (DL) to CCD Track address
e) All decisions made by track
personal are final in regards to qualification.
25) Racers Fee (All Classes except Novice Street & Jr
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 given.
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).
1 pt for each round win
c) 1 pt for each category win
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 final.
27) Double Entry for ET Brackets:
a) You may buy up to two run cards, but must drive two
different cars with two different numbers.
b) A car/bike/dragster/altered/roadster may be double entered
by two different drivers with two different numbers.
c) No one driver/number may enter the same car/number into
the same class.
d) 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
When different drivers are used for one car/bike/dragster/altered/roadster, the first entry
down must return immediate to staging lanes.
No entries will hold up racing waiting for second
entry to get back to staging.
The only exception will be when we are down to 6 or less cars and the first entry must return
immediately to staging after making its first run.
h) 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.
No cars will be allowed to be unattended while in staging.
j) 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.
Dial for Bucks (S/P, Pro, SPT, Bike, Index Shoot Out and PP):
a) Will be
during 2nd time run and will be optional for $10 per person per class
b) Winner will have the option for 50% of money collected or
1st round bye.
R/Up will get whatever winner doesn’t choose.
d) Racers who don’t get into “Dial for Bucks” aren’t eligible
for the jackpot, 1st round bye or bonus points.
e) In the event no one gets into “Dial for Bucks” for a
particular class, then the racer with the best reaction time during the 2nd time run will
get 1st round bye.
29) Alternate Drivers
Will not be used this year
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
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