2023 Rule Changes

• Team Finals: This year the WDRA Summit Team Finals will be held at Keystone Raceway on Sept 15-17. The team will consist of 45 racers the top 18 in points in Top ET, top 14 in points in Mod ET and the top 13 in points in Junior Dragster. There will not be a B team or any alternates.

• 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. A Jr Racer will still be eligible to run a car in Top or Mod if legal to do so. 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.

• New for 2023, the beginner class in Jr Dragster will be for 6–9-year-olds instead of 7–9-year-olds.
• Whether in Time Trials or Eliminations, the Starter Official CANNOT touch any Junior Dragster to assist with staging but will pullback a car that has completely over staged (deep staging by accident is not over staging)

• 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 EXCEPTIONS!!

• 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.

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 2023 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 29-30, 2023. 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 27th, and with the new Young Guns all J/D weekend. there is a total of 21 points races for Jr Dragster, the same as Top and Mod for the year.

• 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 official.

• 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 WDRA 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 wrist banded.

• 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.


 

 

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.