NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Racing Series
Pacific Division ET Finals – Racer Information
September 28th – October 1st, 2023
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, Nevada
Crew – Restricted area (sold as full event only) $40
Children (12 and under) FREE
Test and Tune (Thursday) $50
Thursday Gambler $100 High Roller, $50 Low Roller, $50 MC
Wednesday, September 27
Noon - 8 PM Parking
Thursday, September 28
7 AM - 8 PM Gates open
10 AM - 4 PM Test and Tune ($50 car/driver)
4 PM Gambler Eliminations 4 PM (High Roller, MC, Low Roller) – 1st and 2nd Round
Team Captains Meeting 4 PM
Friday, September 29
7AM -Gates open
8 AM -Gambler Eliminations: Round 3 - Low Roller, MC, High Roller
-Time Trial (first session) Spt, Pro, EV, MC, SPro, High School
(if not entered in Spt or Pro) for those racers NOT competing in
Gambler round 3 above
-Gambler Eliminations - Round 4
-Time Trial (second session) for those racers NOT competing in
Gambler round 4 above
-Run for the Money Shootout qualifier
-Gambler Eliminations Round 5
-Time Trial clean up For those not receiving two runs on Friday
-Gambler Eliminations remaining rounds mixed between RFTM
Shootout and ROC
-Run For The Money Shootout Round 1 – top 16 qualifiers per category
(all 1/8 mile)
-Continue Gambler, Shootout and ROC eliminations to completion
4 PM -Team Captains Meeting
Saturday, September 30
7 AM Gates open
8 AM Team Race Eliminations(no time trial - $60 buyback for R1 runner ups only)
Sunday, October 1
7:00 AM Gates open
8:30 AM Summit Showdown (no time trials)
Racers may leave trailers overnight on Sunday, but must vacate facility by Noon Monday.
Team Race will continue to Sunday/Monday if necessary.
Run order for Time Trials
Sportsman, Pro, EV, Motorcycle, Super Pro, High School (those not entered in Spt or Pro).
Pairings and Lane Assignments
· All classes will be called to the lanes in sessions. Each team will be assigned specific lane and/or session throughout the event. From those assignments, a random card draw will be made to pair the lanes for each elimination round.
· Potential bye runs in eliminations will be done by random card draw during the first round. During subsequent rounds, the best winning reaction time from the previous round will have earned the potential bye for the following round. Competitors may only receive one bye run during eliminations until such time as all remaining competitors have had a bye.
· Lane choice will be done via coin toss at the head of the lanes (by staging personnel). Be prepared to tell staging personnel which lane you prefer, and to call the coin toss (point up for heads, down for tails). Any racer pulled for a potential bye will have lane choice if paired at end of class.
· Each participating track is allowed a team of up to 40 entries, regardless of class that will earn team points. Additionally, each track may bring an unlimited number of additional racers to be place on Team 2, which will NOT earn team points (blockers).
· All team members must have competed in a minimum of one Summit Series points earning event in 2023 at the track they will be representing at this event.
A – Famoso
B – Barona
D – Sacramento
F – Wild Horse
G – Top Gun
H – Redding
I – Maui
K - Kauai
M – Western CO
T - Tucson
V – Las Vegas
W - Irwindale
Z - Samoa
Tracks shall use letter designater for first team, letter/number to designate second team (i.e. A or A2)
For Staging Lane Pairing Purposes TEAM DESIGNATORS MUST BE SEPARATE FROM COMPETITION NUMBER AND DIAL-IN. TEAM DESIGNATORS SHALL BE LOCATED ON THE LOWER LEFT (DRIVER’S) SIDE OF THE WINDSHIELD AND THE REAR WINDOW –
Super Pro 1/8 Mile 4.30 – 7.70, electronics allowed
Pro ¼ mile 8.50 – 13.99, no electronics
Sportsman ¼ Mile 11.50 – 19.99, no electronics
Motorcycle ¼ Mile 7.50 – 15.99, electronics allowed
EV ¼ Mile 9.00 and slower (Not charged against team Quota and no team points earned.)
High School /JR street 1/8 mile (7.50 and slower for licensed drivers, 9.00 and slower for JR/ST racers )
High School / JR Street Eliminator
Open to any student that has attended high school (or home school) during the 2022-2023 school year, or licensed in the NHRA JR street class. High School / JR Street class will be run on Sunday in conjunction with showdown. This class will not count toward team quota. Points in this class will count towards Track Manager Cup.
Each team is allowed up two (2) team captains. Team captains will be responsible to handle any and all problems or discrepancies that one of their competitors may encounter. Only one team captain will be allowed in the tower at any one time. Any disputes must be brought to the Division/Race Director by a team captain. Division Director will rule on any issues and have final say on such. Designated Team Captains will be granted complimentary credentials to event.
License and Membership
Entrants in ALL classes are required to have an NHRA Membership and NHRA ET License/number.
Those purchasing at the event will be charged a $10 convenience fee (payable in cash only) in addition to applicable license and membership fees.
EV Cars: Can only compete in The EV Class or The Super Pro Class.
ET Finals Rules and Regulations
· Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, EV, and High School will be run on a five-tenth (.5) full tree with optional staging. Motorcycle will be run utilizing a split tree format (.4 Pro or .5 Full).
· Deep staging will be allowed, but it may not be written on the vehicle, nor will the starter make any changes to the starting procedure for those deep staging.
· CrossTalk will be used in Super Pro only. If you do not wish to use this option then you MUST PLACE AN “N” DIRECTLY BEHIND YOUR DIAL-IN (ex 7.99N) in ALL locations.
· Motorcycle category start defaults to a pro tree. Any rider wanting a full tree must indicate such by placing an “F” directly behind dial-in (ex 9.87F). A dash will appear in front of dial on scoreboard for those indicating full tree.
· No passengers will be allowed in any vehicle during time trials or competition. Exception JR Street.
· Dial-ins must be displayed ON LEFT SIDE OF VEHICLE prior to entering the ready area (sign will designate last place to dial in) and may not be altered beyond that point unless OK’d by the Division Director or Race Director.
· At time a driver pre-stages their vehicle, they have accepted the posted dial-ins on the scoreboard.
· Excessive braking may be grounds for disqualification. Starter and/or Division/Race Director will have final say on any warning or expulsion. If a warning is issued, any subsequent infraction will be grounds for immediate disqualification.
· All tech cards must be filled out online.
· Competition numbers must be vinyl or painted on in Super Pro, Pro, and Motorcycle.
· Buy-backs (first round only - $60) will be allowed for Team portion of the event. Racers buying back will face off against each other to earn entry to second round. Buy back round will not award any team points, those winning buy back round may earn points in round two.
· Single car/driver may compete in two classes. Conversely, one car may be entered by a different driver in separate classes (no double entry in same class – including gambler races). Vehicle must be legal for each class being entered at time of run in said class (i.e. delay box removed, button removed, etc.). One driver may enter up to two vehicles, must be in separate classes.
· TruStart (worst red-light start) will be utilized for Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, EV and HS/JRS classes.
Across the starting line burnouts permitted in Super Pro. Pro ET with two-wheel brakes OK.
Permitted in Super Pro (and Pro with two-wheel brakes) up to rear of staging and from top end.
Tow vehicles may not enter staging lanes.
Track operators are responsible for policing their team’s pit vehicles for improper use. All drivers/riders must be licensed and a minimum of 16 years of age. No pit vehicle parking will be allowed on return road, in front of grandstands, or in front of timing tower other than when your car is running.
Pit Areas and Overnight Stay/Gatherings
Each team will be designated a specific pit area. Please also be respectful of the facility and use trash cans to dispose of any trash prior to leaving the facility. Overnight camping is allowed for free however there are no hookups or dump stations. As a courtesy to your fellow competitors, we ask that all participants curtail any higher than normal noise making activities by 11PM.
Summit Series Decals
Each competitor is required to run the Summit ET Series decal for the duration of the event. Those not having the decal will not earn points for team or be eligible for any prizes or awards.
All racers are encouraged to have and/or get decals from the manufacturer prior to the event. Decals must be on vehicle for duration of eliminations. The contingency verification will take place after the race, but will be checked against photos from earlier rounds to see that decals were in place.
National Dragster Team Spirit Award
This prestigious award will be given to the team that displays the best spirit based on these factors:
Pit area organization and decorations, overall conduct and sportsmanship in all areas of the facility, along with team colors/apparel. Award winner will be decided by the NHRA Certification Team.
NHRA will be give out the Best Appearing Vehicle awards in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Motorcycle. Best Engineered and Best Appearing Crew will also be awarded. The award recipients will be decided by the NHRA Certification Team.
Team Championship / Event and Summit Showdown
Each participating track team will be awarded one (1) point per round won in the four contested classes (buy back round will not count toward team points). The team with the highest point total will be crowned the Pacific Division Team Champions and be awarded team champion jackets. In the event of a tie for team championship, tie-breaker points will be awarded for win (5), runner up (4), semi final (3), ¼ final (2), and 1/8 final (1).
Gambler Shootout (Thursday)
Open to all contestants. Racers may only enter one gambler category unless entered in more than one category on team roster. One entry per vehicle and/or driver per class. Track will retain 15% of fees collected.
Categories for the Thursday Gambler will be as follows:
High Roller ($100 entry) 4.30 – 7.70, electronics OK, optional staging, cross talk, .5 full tree (1/8 Mile)
Low Roller ($50 entry) 7.50 – 19.99, no electronics, optional staging, .5 full tree (1/4 Mile)
Motorcycle ($50 entry) 7.50 – 15.99, optional staging, split tree (1/4 Mile)
Run for the Money Shootout (Friday)
Open to all contestants. $20 entry fee payable in the lanes (not required to enter to make the time run).
On Friday’s second time run racers who enter will put a dial in on their vehicle. The 16 racers in each class that run closest to their dial in (reaction time will be tie-breaker) will face off for the cash over an 1/8 mile course at the conclusion of Friday time runs. Payout to be determined by total number of entries.
Race of Champions
Each track may send one representative in each of the following classes: Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Motorcycle for the return of the Race of Champions in 2022. This will be run Friday evening in conjunction with the Run For The Money eliminations. Winner will receive Wally and Jacket from NHRA.
Saturday Purse Super Pro Pro Sportsman Motorcycle EV
Winner $5,000* $3,000* $2,000* $1,500* Payout
Runner up 2,500 2,000 1,000 600 will be
Semi finals 1,000 750 500 300 based on
1/4 finals 500 300 200 150 class car
1/8 finals 200 150 100 75 count
1/16 finals 100 75 75
**Plus entry to Summit Showdown on Sunday (for division championship)
Reserved for the top five representatives from each track in each of the following classes: Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle (top five must have run a minimum of 50% of the races counting toward ET Series points at the track they are representing). Additionally, racers who have participated in 100% of the 2023 ET Series events at the track they are representing at this event are eligible to race the Summit Showdown.
Saturday’s event winner in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Motorcycle will also receive entry into the Summit Super Showdown for the chance to race in Pomona for the National Championship. If Saturday winner has already earned a spot in Sunday’s Summit Showdown, the runner up will advance.
Showdown Purse Super Pro Pro Sportsman Motorcycle
Winner $4,000* $3,700* $3,700* $3,500*
Runner up 400 250 250 200
Semi finals 100 100 100 100
* includes $3,000 bonus for attending the Summit National Championship. Received at finals banquet.
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