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GENERAL RACE REGULATIONS
On any run of a handicap eliminator if both cars break out, the car breaking out the least will be declared the winner. If both cars break out the same amount, the "First to Finish" shall declare the winner.
In Rare cases a Double Break Out can be so close that the print out will show both drivers breaking out the same amount. When this happens the ACCUTIME system will compute the numbers much farther than the printed sheet can display, and will award the win to the proper lane.
Centerville uses Auto Start on all classes except Jr.s Timer will be activated when both racers are pre-staged but timer will not start until 3 bulbs are on ( Both pre stage lites and 1 stage lite) Settings may vary but burn down time is usually 10-15 sec. Burn down timer starts when 3 lites are on and times how long it takes the 2nd car to stage. If time exceeds the settings before 2nd car stages an automatic Red lite will result. The stage to start timer begins when both cars are staged and is the time between the 2nd stages and the tree countdown. The stage to start setting varies but is usually between 1.2 sec and 2 seconds.
BYE RUNS: Bye Runs are earned by the following: 1st Round bye goes to $1 Jackpot winners from time trials. After 1st Round byes go to Best package( winning run that is closest to a perfect run) Package is figured by the computer and must be a green lite above the dial in run. Bye run may have to race an opponent if an even ## of cars. Bye runs opponent in this case will be the last car left after the pairing process and bye holder will get lane choice. If bye holder races and wins he will carry bye to next rd. If by holder loses in a bye back rd. he can re –earn the bye in a later rd. Only 1 bye run per racer with the following exception: All racers left have already had 1 bye then Best package will award the 2nd bye. Example: 3 cars with all having had a bye then driver with Best Package from previous round will get bye to the final.
No Traction compound Permitted. NO HOLDING OF CARS IN WATER BOX ALLOWED IN ANY EVENT!
All Machines will be called to the staging area by the announcer. Only one call is required. A Reasonable amount of time after the first call, any machine not appearing in the Staging Area will be subject to disqualification. Any car left unattended in the staging lanes may be disqualified.
Once a car reaches the front of the staging lanes for a run, it must be prepared to fire and race.
No Dial-N may be changed after car has left the head of Staging.
No changing of Vehicle or Driver once in Eliminations.
Failure to stage when so instructed by the starter or over staging, or leaving the starting line before the start system is activated will result in no "E.T." allowed for that run, or disqualification.
Any machine touching any marker line during the measured race will be disqualified.
In determining lane boundary crossing violations, it is considered a disqualification when any portion of a tire touches the painted line surface. Contact with the guard railing, barriers, or any other track fixture (i.e. "Christmas tree," "Timing equipment, cones, ect) is ground for disqualification.
In situations where a driver is making a single run in eliminations he is considered the automatic winner once he stages under power and receives the start.
Lane Boundary line crossing and Red light disqualification rules do not apply on single runs.
All contestants must TURN OFF AT THE END OF THE STRIP ( RIGHT LANE TURNS 1ST PLEASE DO NOT CUT ANYONE OFF)
Please KEEP YOUR SPEED TO A MINIMUM ON THE RETURN ROAD. VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
ALL VEHICLES :THERE WILL BE A ZERO TOLERANCE OF PEOPLE LOSING OR WINNING DOING BURNOUT OR DRY HOP AT THE E.T. SHACK OR ANY PLACE OTHER THAN THE BURNOUT BOX. IF YOU GUYS COULD SEE INCIDENTS AT OTHER TRACKS YOU WOULD BE ASHAMED IF IT HAPPENED TO YOU. REMEMBER THROTTLES CAN AND WILL HANG UP. THIS WILL BE RULE WILL BE ENFORCED at the Ville!!!
All Mini bikes, 2 and 4 wheel cycles must be operated in a safe and responsible manner at all times. All cycles drivers MUST have a valid drivers license from their state of residence. All cycles must display the race car Number. Limit of one person per cycle. The driver of the race car will be held accountable for the enforcement of all rules in this section and will be subject to disqualification for any violations.
The authority of race directors to make decisions shall include and cover every facet of any kind in connection with the track, points system, conduct of the race, completion, behavior of contestants, and shall include the right to suspend, bar, expel, or disqualify without liability of any kind or nature. The RACE DIRECTOR'S decision shall be final, CENTERVILLE DRAGWAY reserves the right to postpone, reschedule or cancel any race.
Have you ever heard of a transmission exploding? A
Mopar Torqueflite 727 can and for many reasons will. This is my story of
why friends shouldn’t let friends race without a transmission safety
shield. I love Mopars, but all good things have a dark side when accidents
happen, just as they did on April 1st 2007, at the Centerville
Drag Way in Centerville AR. My friend, Oscar Mathew, had his life changed
forever. It started out at 7:30 am driving over three hours to the track.
My wife, Oscar and I joked and talked all the way there. Oscar and I have
been racing together for over thirty years.
Earlier this year, Oscar, other friends and I went to a SEMA show in
Indiana. We had a discussion about investing in a transmission safety
shield for our cars. Only two of us purchased shields that day. Oscar was
going to buy one after this race. He had just put lower gears in his rear
end and wanted to try them out.
I jokingly entered my everyday driver, 2002 Dodge Ram, into
the race. We both were in line to race when Oscar had me line up in front
of him. My wife was at the starting line watching us. I did my burn out
and pulled up to the tree. I wanted to practice my reaction times. As I
waited for my time slip, an announcement came thru the radio requesting an
ambulance for a driver. I looked behind me and noticed Oscar hadn’t come
through yet. So I drove back up to the staging lanes and I noticed my wife
running towards me. I knew something was wrong. She was yelling that
something happened to Oscar on the starting line. I ran out onto the
track, pieces were scattered around Oscar’s 1968 Plymouth Valiant. The
pieces were no bigger than two inches. As I approached the car, the track
staff was giving Oscar oxygen. They had already called for an ambulance. I
thought the worst, his heart. But then I saw the inside of the car. The
transmission had exploded. It looked like a bomb had gone off. Shrapnel
had gone thru the dash and hit the windshield. The gas pedal was gone. The
brake pedal was bent to the left four inches. The floor-board had a hole
big enough to put a watermelon through it.
At the hospital, they could not do reconstructive surgery. Oscar
has lost close to half of his foot. I
believe because God was with him it wasn’t worse. He had a thick pad and
carpet on the floor that restricted the metal from coming up in his leg
area or even worse his chest or head.
Knowing Oscar, he will work hard to be back in his racecar. So
Oscar and I encourage you not to wait until tomorrow to invest in a
transmission safety shield. No one is invincible; it’s all about being
safe and having fun. It could save your life.
I would like to say “Thank you” to the Centerville Drag way
staff and racers. They helped me load up Oscar’s racecar and everything
else. They also kept in contact with the hospital. Not only did they go
above and beyond, but also they gave from their hearts collecting over
$700.00 to give to Oscar for expenses. God Bless Centerville Drag Way a
racetrack with heart.
“Friends shouldn’t let friends race without a transmission safety shield
All Points are the property of the driver and cannot be transferred under any circumstances. Points cannot be transferred from one class to another.
5 Points to enter
1 Point per Round Won
DOUBLE POINTS DAY IT IS 10 POINTS TO ENTER 2 POINTS PER ROUND WON.
Each driver must have a Permanent Number to run for Points. If you do not have a ## ask the Front Gate to assign you one. Numbers
CENTERVILLE DRAGWAY will not allow drivers to purchase make up points. If a driver is absent from an event he or she will not receive points for that race.
In case of a ties in lower positions money will be split as follows: example, 2 drivers tie for 3rd place, the money for 3rd and 4th place will be added together and split evenly.
Centerville Dragway awards the Top Ten drivers in each division of Super Pro, Pro, Street, and Jr. Dragsters cash money collected by the 50/50 tickets sold and by the $2 of entry fees collected at front gate on each race day. We have a split Season so that every racer can have a chance to try to be in the Top Ten!! Our 1st Season starts in March and runs until June. Our 2nd season stars in July and ends in November. The winners of the 1st Place in each division will receive Free Entry ( Gold Card) into the next half racing Season. The Gold Card cannot be transferred into another Racers Name. It must be used by the winner!!
If Race is interrupted and cannot be continued we will do the Following!
If before completion of 1st Rd Rain Checks will be issued to all competitors Good for the same value as Paid Entry
Good for any Race in Future.
After 1st Round Money will be Split Evenly Among Racers Still in
If Interruption occurs in the process of Running a class we will not count the racer up to that round. All Previous Round Winners will be in on any money split and any buy Back that bought into that round will have Buy Back $$ returned and will not be a part of purse split
Points will not be awarded for the incomplete round for that class
We appreciate all of you for your support in making Centerville THE PLACE TO RACE.
ANY USE OF ILLEGAL MSD 7531 IN ANY CLASS WILL BE GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION. WE DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO INSPECT ANY CAR FOR THIS DEVICE!! THANKS
Street E.T. Class on Sundays
All cars must be in safe operating condition.
Seat Belt Required. Mufflers Required in Street!!
11:25 & Quicker must wear Helmet !!
Tires: DOT RADIALS 8.75 & SLOWER
All Cars Must have Neutral Safety Switch
Seat Belt Require*** Harness Recommended Drive Shaft Loop Required on cars with Slicks.
Stick Shift Cars with solid lifters must use blow proof housing.
Catch can required** NO long sections of Rubber Fuel Line
Steel Trans cooler lines recommended
Battery must be secured safely
Wheel Studs must reach into the hex section of the nut by an amount equal to the diameter of the stud.
RULES FOR PRO CLASS NO ELECTRONICS E.T.
The Intent and purpose for the change in format in Pro Class Rules is to give the Budget Bracket Racer a place to compete. Many of these drivers felt they were at a Disadvantage against the Electronics equipped cars which were allowed in the class previously. Any one going against the spirit of fair play or good sportsmanship by violating the Rules of this class will be subject to disqualification or even banned from this class permanently.
ARM RESTRAINTS ON OPEN CARS (Required)
**NO DELAY BOXES CAN BE USED
Neutral Safety Switch Required!!!
**NO TYPE OF REACTION DELAY DEVICE, FOOT, OR BUTTON OPERATED WILL BE ALLOWED
** NO 2 STEP OR STARTING LINE REV LIMITERS EXCEPT ON MANUAL TRANSMISSION CARS.
** NO TRANS BRAKES
** NO BUTTON STARTS, THIS IS MEANT TO BE A FOOT BRAKE CLASS ONLY
** DOWN TRACK THROTTLE STOPS NOT ALLOWED
** AIR OR ELECTRIC SHIFTING DEVICES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
Cars with any of the above equipment will be allowed to compete in Pro, but must remove or disable the equipment.
Centerville Dragway Reserves the right to amend or delete any of these rules for any good reason. We also reserve the right to inspect any vehicle for violations.
Drivers refusal will result in Disqualification!!
SUPER PRO 1/8TH MILE
ARM RESTRAINTS ON OPEN CARS (Required)
Neutral Safety Switch Required
SAFETY RULES SAME AS ABOVE*** MUST HAVE ROLL BAR
5 WAY HARNESS (3INCH)**
DELAY BOXES* TRANS BRAKE* THROTTLE STOPS ALLOWED
ELECTRONIC TRACTION CONTROL DEVICES NOT ALLOWED
FIRE JACKETS RECOMMENDED
Rules for E.T. Bike
Gloves, Long Pants, Jacket & Closed toe shoes
Approved Leather Recommended
Approved Helmet Required
NO DELAY BOXES
Must have adequate roll over protection** Seat Belts Required**
Vehicle must be in safe operating condition** Good Brakes** Steering,
Working Tail Light Required
Arm Restraints Required
Use Courtesy when Turning Right Lane turns 1st
Engine: The Jr. Dragster class was originally designed around the 5 HP Briggs and Stratton Horizontal shaft engine only. We will allow other brands such as Tecumseh, Honda, etc. Must be 1 cly industrial style engine.
No Motorcycle engines allowed!!
Must Obey Track Officials Failure to do so will result in sitting out next Points Race with Zero Points allowed
Conduct, Safety and careful operation of the race car is required at all times.
PARENTS MUST START CAR ON THE TRACK . NOT IN THE STAGING LANES
Kids cannot drive Jr. Dragsters in the Pit area. Must be towed back from E.T. Shack
No Jr. Dragsters will be allowed to Joy Ride any where in Pit area!!
Consequences will result if you fail to obey the Rules!!
These are Basic Safety Rules Only and compliance does not mean you won't be hurt in an accident.
It is your responsibility to make you car as safe as possible.
RULES ON GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION
Any Vehicle which is leaking fluids in what is deemed to be a hazardous manner. This judgment is made by the track officials and their decision is Final.
BURNOUTS IN THE Staging Lanes, Pit area or on Return Road is Prohibited.
Use of Drugs or alcoholic Beverages by a driver.
Failure to report to staging lanes by the time round starts.
Refusing an official Rerun.
Unsportsman like conduct, Improper language or conduct detrimental to racing. Any condition considered to be unsafe, unfair, or out of order by the race director.
Failure to Fire engine when called for completion.
Backing into staging Beams.
Touching Center line in any situation during measured 1000' unintentionally ( except on single Runs).
Excessive braking to the extent of causing ill handling or loss of control.
Delaying a Run. Suggested Time after one car is staged is 15 seconds., however final decision is left to track official.
The "First or Worst" rule will apply.
Example: Driver "A" Red lights and Driver "B" does not But Driver B crosses centerline. Driver A is the Winner!!
Break Rule: If your opponent wins, then breaks and cannot make the next round you may be reinstated in to the next round only if it is not a money winning round.
The track will not be Responsible for notifying you that your opponent cannot make the next round. It will be up to the racers to act on this rule, however, a Track official must be notified that you intend to use the break rule, before the next round.
Race director may waive, amend or modify any of these rules at any Time for any single occurrence. For any Good Reason!!
TEST -N-TUNE AND STREET LEGAL DRAGS
HERE IS THE RUN ORDER FOR SATURDAY NIGHTS & WE START AT 7PM SHARP IF YOU WANT TO RUN A CLASS BE HERE ON TIME.
MUST HAVE 4 OR MORE TO RUN THE CLASS!
ONLY PICK ONE CLASS TO BE FAIR TO EVERYONE. THANKS SO MUCH!
PLEASE ONLY PICK ONE CLASS TO BE FAIR TO EVERYONE. THANKS SO MUCH!
SPECIALS TRY TO RUN 1ST
KING OF THE HILL
Street Super Swap
INDEX COMBO IF NOT ENOUGH TO RUN ALL INDEX CLASSES
11.50 STREET INDEX
10.50 STREET INDEX
Mufflers Required on All Vehicles running after 9:30PM
obey the following Rules:
** Speed Limit on the Return road is 10 MPH
or Less 5 MPH thru Pit Area!!
NO MINORS ALLOWED TO DRIVE
NO MINORS ALLOWED TO DRIVE
Burn Outs, Full Throttle Blasts, or Unsafe
Behavior on Return Road Strictly Not Allowed!! If you are using a 4 wheeler for
towing (1 person per 4 wheeler) Absolutely No joy riding! Please no one under driving age allowed to drive 4 wheelers.
Be sure if you have a tow rope to tie securely to your 4 wheeler
Drinking and Dragging Do Not Go Together.
Racing can be Dangerous but you can minimize the risks by: Keeping your vehicle mechanically sound (Good Brakes, Tires, Steering, ect.)
Don’t Drive Over your head, if you are out of control, BACK OFF, Don’t risk hurting yourself or someone else. Once out of control let out!!!
Use Required safety Equipment *
Helmets should be worn by all participants, and are required in all vehicles running quicker than 11.25
Centerville Dragway will no Longer be Renting Helmets Out You must bring your own! We have bought helmets in the past but failure to turn them back in is a Result of us not Renting! So Bring your Helmet!!!
Vehicles using Drag Slicks
should have a Drive Shaft Loop approx. 6in behind front U-joint. Vehicles with
manual Transmissions & Highly Modified Engines should use a Scatter shield(
Safety Belt housing)
( If you are letting someone ride they must have
same safety and vehicle must not go
faster than 11.25. Must have Helmet, Belt & must be Driving age No
One Under Driving age allowed to ride)**
MUST HAVE WORKING TAIL LIGHT
MUST HAVE 4 OR MORE TO RUN CLASS: MUST FIT
MUST HAVE 4 OR MORE TO RUN CLASS: MUST FIT CLASS
WE WILL RUN INDEX CLASSES LAST IN ORDER TO
GIVE EVERYONE A 2ND CHANCE TO WIN!!
WE WILL RUN INDEX CLASSES LAST IN ORDER TO GIVE EVERYONE A 2ND CHANCE TO WIN!!
STREET RADIAL CLASSES