2022 Rule Changes
1) Starting in 2023, Jr Dragster drivers may only drive
one car in the Jr Dragster class per race. A Jr Racer
would still be eligible to run a car in Top or Mod if
legal to do so.
This is to ensure fair competition in this entry level
class. For 2022, driving two separate cars in Jr
Dragster will still be permitted. A Jr Racer will still
be eligible to run a car in Top or Mod if legal to do
so. This will give plenty of notice to prevent needless
spending on a second car or to sell one if needed. Top &
Mod are still permitted to drive two separate cars in
eliminations (either in the same class, or separate
classes, or the same car in two classes) as long as it
meets the rules in each.
2) Day-2 new-entry is defined as: An entry where the
vehicle never made a run in time trials or eliminations
in any Day-1 class. Race Director can deny a new-entry
time run to a driver that has two cars and is switching
cars for the sole purpose of getting a time run.
New-entry time runs on Day 2 of 2-day ET events, will
now be open to any vehicle that never made a run in time
trials or eliminations in any Day 1 class. This change
is to allow a racer whose car broke on Saturday, and has
a different car to race on Sunday, the chance to get a
time run. In the spirit of this rule, the Race Director
can deny a new-entry time run to a driver that has two
cars and is switching cars for the sole purpose of
getting a time run.
3) On all 2-Day ET events, after the completion of 3rd
round in all classes, if for any reason (such as curfew,
weather, or long down-times from accidents or oil downs)
the race is not completed, the race will be completed on
Day 2. If completed on Day 2, the Day-1 race will be
completed in its entirety before the Day-2 race is
Exceptions to this will be:
• If Race Director deems the weather forecast is not
favorable to complete the race on Day 2
• If in any class there is a totally unanimous decision
by all remaining drivers in that class to split the
purse and not finish on Day 2. Any class without a
totally unanimous agreement to split the race will be
finished on Day 2.
This allows us the structure and flexibility for 2-day
4) On all Day-2 events, the 1st round of each class will
be called to the lanes with racers that have not been
down the track at all, first. Then, all new-entries or
any racers that ran in completing Day 1 eliminations
will be called to the lanes, next.
This is to give the fairest competition possible and
will only be done in Round 1
• Saving Pit Spaces: Racers may only save one racer spot
(two 12’ spaces) for another racer. The space must be
right beside the racer that is saving the space. No
• Wristbands: On all events where wristbands are used,
the wristbands must be on your wrist before entering the
pits. There will be a checkpoint at the intersection
when entering the pits to ensure compliance. Wristbands
cannot be put on an article of clothing. Anyone not
willing to comply will be turned around and not
permitted to enter the pits.
Sunday Tech Cards & Crew: We have noticed at the
2-day ET events, some racers have not been buying crew
passes for Sunday. They will purchase a Saturday only
tech card on Saturday and buy a 1-day pass for any crew,
then stay overnight and go to the gate on Sunday morning
and purchase a Sunday tech card, but not their crew’s
passes. This is blatantly STEALING FROM THE TRACK!!!
This practice also causes additional work for the staff
from the gates, tech and tower. To allow this to
continue is not fair to those that purchase 2-day tech
cards and crew passes every weekend.
We now have a system to track 1-day tech card crew
purchases and will know on Sunday how many crew came in
on Saturday. It is unreasonable to purchase a
Saturday-only tech card, spend the night and then go to
the gate to purchase a Sunday tech card. We have a great
system, with policies and procedures in place, if you
break and can’t run on Sunday or if weather is an issue.
In the event that weather cancels a race, your racer
ticket that each racer is given at the gate will have
full value at any future MIR event and they never
expire. The ticket only has the value not the tech card.
If you break and can’t run on Sunday and are leaving on
Saturday, a full credit for Sunday is given at the
tower. If you are broke but want to stay, a full credit
less a pit pass will be given.
Starting with the 2022 season, any racer caught with
crew not wearing an appropriate wristband may be
disqualified from that day’s race on the first offense.
On a second offense, a racer will be disqualified from
the event and lose all points for the year. If there is
a third offense, the racer will be permanently banned
from attending or participating at any MIR events.
• ET Racers: Be sure to review the full 2022 Rules and
Procedures on the website for changes this year. All
changes will be highlighted in yellow.
• Points membership into the 1320 Fabrication ET Series
is still FREE for all classes! Your purchase of a tech
card at any ET points race includes automatic free
enrollment into the points series.
• Jr Dragsters will again not be run at Door Wars on
April 29-May 1, 2022. Due to a large anticipated car
count with a significant number of high horsepower
heads-up cars, we have to run a schedule that doesn’t
run too late on cooler April nights for these cars.
However, we will again run a Jr Dragster Double Header
event on Saturday May 28th, and with the Young Guns,
there is a total of 21 points races for Jr Dragster, the
same as Top and Mod for the year.
• Top ET on the Superchargers Showdown will be run on
Saturday & Sunday only and will be the weekly $3K to win
purse. No $5K to win Top ET races will be run on shows.
An additional ET Blowout $5K to win weekend has been
• A Team B will again be run at this year’s Summit
Racing Equipment IHRA Team Finals held at MIR on Oct
6-9. Team A will consist of the first 17 points leaders
in Top ET, the first 13 points leaders in Mod ET and the
first 10 points leaders in Junior Dragster. Team B will
consist of the next 17 racers in Top ET, the next 13
racers in Mod ET, and the next 10 racers in Junior
At the Team Finals, the B Team will earn team points as
a separate team and all purses, gambler’s races, etc,
will be the same as the A Team. However, the B Team will
have to pay their entry fee (Top ET & Mod ET is $80,
Junior Dragster is $60) and will not receive a team
jacket. With the addition of a B Team, there will be no
Wild Card Race
• Motorcycles run with Mod or Top ET. Any bike that
leaves with a button must run Top ET. This will allow
all bikes to compete for higher purses and qualify for
the bracket finals in both classes. Also, all bikes must
run 10.00 and quicker (1/8 mile), no dirt bikes, ATV’s
or scooters permitted. Must have street tire or slick
• Air and electric shifters are permitted in Mod ET
• Ignition limiters and/or any ignition controls used to
excessively slow the car down are prohibited. In other
words, any ignition device that would act like a
throttle stop to excessively slow the ET of a vehicle is
considered an illegal device. If you are unsure whether
or not your set up is legal, please check with a tech
• Due to time constraint, no Test & Tune tech cards will
be sold at any 1320 Fabrication ET Series events.
• The timeout on the Compulink AUTOSTART system for all
ET classes is 10 seconds (except Jr Dragster, which is
15 seconds). All Pro Tree classes are 7 second timeout,
including N/T Shootouts. N/T testing and grudge racers
are 20 second timeout.
• All racers are encouraged to check their points
weekly. There will be no corrections made after 30 days
from the event.
• Always be sure to check that the number on your time
slip is correct on EVERY RUN as points are only awarded
to the number on the time slip. If your time slip
reflects a wrong number, bring your slip to race control
or notify a track official so that we can correct the
error and adjust your points.
• Track Credit Policy - If a driver breaks prior to
running first round at any event, they can receive a
track credit (no cash refunds) that can be used at any
future MIR event. The credit amount will be the entry
fee paid minus the general admission for the day. For
any Test & Tune tech card at any event, once you have
made a run there will be no credit issued if you break.
• All N/T racers must wear a helmet, regardless of ET
• We encourage all drivers that race purpose-built race
cars (not street cars) to install an engine diaper on
their car. The IHRA rulebook requires one in all cars
that runs 7.99 or quicker 1/4 or 5.00 or quicker 1/8
mile. We've witnessed countless avoidable accidents from
oil getting on the tires - resulting in long unnecessary
track clean-ups. Installing an engine diaper could save
your car, it could save you from possible injury or
maybe even save your life. It will also save valuable
track time for the enjoyment of fellow racers and fans.
It will help reduce track expenses for cleanup resulting
in earlier event completion.
• There are no co-riders permitted at Late Model
Performance Midnight Madness or any other events,
regardless of ET. Due to racers allowing co-riders that
have not signed the Release & Waiver and been properly
• Attn Late Model Performance Midnight Madness racers:
Drivers are only allowed one spot in the Runoff
regardless of wins in multiple classes. Once any driver
has won two Grand Championships, they can no longer
compete in the Runoff and are restricted to racing a
fully registered vehicle if they wish to continue racing
in the Late Model Performance Midnight Madness series
• The Late Model Performance Midnight Madness Grand
Champion Run-Off will start at 8pm, being round robin
from the start, during time trials of the regular race,
and will be completed before eliminations of the regular
Friday night Midnight Madness race. Racers that are in
the Grand Champion Run-Off will then be able to run
eliminations of the regular race.