Flathead-Inline Class Race Rules

  1. Race will be single elimination, and subject to track approval, a consolation bracket for 1st round losers.
  2. Low reaction time in qualifying gets Bye run in the event of an odd number of cars in competition.
  3. Low reaction time in all other rounds gets Lane choice.
  4. Bye runs must be made.
  5. Disqualification is by "First Violation or Worst Violation Rule".
  6. To run elimination for points, the Driver and Owner must be Vintage Drag Racing Association members.
  7. In case of rain out, the last completed round and show up points will be awarded.  If the rainout is called immediately before the final round of competition, the competitor closest to a positive perfect run in the semi-finals will be determined to be the champion and will be awarded points and trophy accordingly.
  8. Cars must pass tech at the track being run.
  9. First round laddering will be the result of best qualifying R.T.  Parings will be assigned per NHRA rules or Track rules.
  10. All qualifiers must have a valid elapsed time recorded in the time trials.  If conditions should curtail scheduled qualifying attempts, the Event Director or Club designated Race Master has the option of placing non-qualified entrants in the field.
  11. Should more than one contestant break prior to completing their qualifying run, the order of insertion into the ladder would be the contestant who made the qualifying attempt first would be inserted first.
  12. In the event of identical qualifying reaction times, the Driver with the earliest pass will be awarded the lower qualifying position.
  13. Once the final pairings have been established the ladder will not be changed.  If a qualified contestant cannot appear to the elimination round, for any reason, the scheduled opponent regardless of their qualifying position will receive a Bye run.
  14. The Owner, Driver or Crew Member will be responsible for providing R.T. information to the Race Master immediately following a qualifying run.  Failure to do this will result in the qualifying run being disqualified for laddering purposes.
  15. Race points will be issued to either the car or the Driver.  Prior to the first race of the season, Owners must state to the Race Master which option they would like the points assigned.  The decision made prior to the first race of the season will be binding for the entire session.  Owner and Drivers must be registered members of the Vintage Drag Racing Association in order to accumulate points.
  16. NHRA safety rules will be followed.
  17. Production Flathead, Inline Overhead valve pushrod engines (no electronics) are allowed.
  18. Supercharger, Turbochargers, Specialty Heads (e.g., Aluminum, Ardun, Wayne) are allowed.
  19. Any track approved fuel will be allowed.
  20. No data gathering devices allowed.
  21. At least one functional taillight mandatory. Taillight may be operated from the car’s electrical system or a separate battery.
  22. For heads-up racing class, requires a 9.99 or quicker flathead-inline race powered vehicle to qualify with pro-tree.

Nostalgic Eliminator Class

Contact person: Steve Panalis (303) 622-4887

For center steered drag race cars, similar to cars raced in the 1960's -1970's, running 11.99 seconds or quicker in the quarter mile. Original, cloned, or new builds are acceptable as long as they meet today's safety standards at the tracks they are competing on. Allowed are Over Head Valve Front Engine Dragsters, Altereds, and early Funny Cars. Rear engine dragsters are not allowed.

No Super chargers allowed larger than 871.

Carburetors and Stack Injectors allowed. Blown Cars may run Bug or Bird Catcher Injectors only.

No Computers, Delay Boxes, Throttle Stops, Air Shifters, Rev Limiters or Electronic Devices of any kind. All functions must be controlled by the driver. Transmission Brakes are acceptable. No electronic Fuel Injection.

No Dual Magnetos.

One crew member is allowed past the Burnout Box, no crew members allowed past the starting line.

Vehicles are allowed to be started remotely from Tow Vehicle, but vehicle must be moved immediately after engine starts.

Must meet tech standards at competing tracks based on Elapsed Time and Mile Per Hour ran.

Basic Flathead/Inline Class Rules will be followed (from their rules)

  1. Race will be single elimination, and subject to track approval, a consolation bracket for 1st round losers.
  2. Low reaction time in qualifying gets Bye run in the event of an odd number of cars in competition.
  3. Low reaction time in all other rounds gets lane choice.
  4. Bye runs must be made.
  5. Disqualification is by "First Violation or Worst Violation Rule".
  6. Cars must pass tech at the track being run.
  7. First round laddering will be the result of best qualifying R.T. Parings will be assigned per NHRA rules or Track rules.
  8. All qualifiers must have a valid elapsed time recorded in the time trials. If conditions should curtail scheduled qualifying attempts, the Event Director or Club designated Race Master has the option of placing non-qualified entrants in the field.
  9. Should more than one contestant break prior to completing their qualifying run, the order of insertion into the ladder would be the contestant who made the qualifying attempt first would be inserted first.
  10. In the event of identical qualifying reaction times, the Driver with the earliest pass will be awarded the lower qualifying position.
  11. Once the final pairings have been established the ladder will not be changed. If a qualified contestant cannot appear to the elimination round, for any reason, the scheduled opponent regardless of their qualifying position will receive a Bye run.
  12. The Owner, Driver or Crew Member will be responsible for providing R.T. information to the Race Master immediately following a qualifying run. Failure to do this will result in the qualifying run being disqualified for laddering purposes.
  13. NHRA safety rules will be followed.
  14. Any track approved fuel will be allowed.
  15. No data gathering devices allowed.
  16. At least one functional taillight mandatory. Taillight may be operated from the car's electrical system or a separate battery.

Colorado Outlaw Gassers

Contact Person: Earl Raymond (303) 746-1759

We strive to emulate the gasser cars that were raced in the ‘60s. We all know none of us would actually want to race a true ‘60s gasser; we are either too old or not brave enough for that ride.

Not only do we strive for the gasser look, we require safety and FUN!!! Below are the 2017 rules.

  1. All cars to be pre-1967. Newer cars can be submitted for approval.
  2. All cars preferred to be full fender and preferred straight axle, nose high.
  3. Most races are ¼ mile with full tree and bracketed.
  4. Only mechanical fuel injection and carburetors allowed.
  5. No blowers larger than 871, no turbos allowed.
  6. Any ignition system allowed.
  7. Trans brake, line lock, and 2-step allowed. (No delay or crossover boxes allowed.)
  8. Any transmission allowed.
  9. Open headers preferred, no new style mufflers.
  10. All cars must pass track inspection and meet NHRA requirements for E.T. of car.
  11. Cars must be quicker than 14.00 seconds.
  12. Only gas and alcohol allowed.
  13. Wheels must be period correct.
  14. No wings or aero scoops.
  15. Tire size to be less than 14 inches.
  16. No electric or air shifters.
  17. Prefer to have car named.
  18. All races earn points for yearend awards, each race the winner and runner-up will be given trophies.

All ideas and complaints are welcomed and are open for discussion.

Electronics Rules (for all classes)

NHRA E. T. Handicap Racing guidelines are followed.  Prohibited are automated shifters, throttle timers, delay boxes/devices, electronic counters and timers, electronic fuel injection, computer controlled engine and transmissions devices, on-board computers and electronic data gathering devices and sensors. Permitted are tachometers, transmission brakes, line locks, electronic distributors and magnetos.  See NHRA General Regulation Section 8.2 (http://www.nhra.com/).


Any system that does not fit the description on NHRA General Regulation 8.2 is prohibited and must be corrected before the vehicle will be passed through pre-event Tech Inspection.  Further discover of any Delay Box, adjustable or non-adjustable, at any time following pre-event Technical Inspections will be grounds for immediate disqualification from the event, loss of points for the season and/or loss of competition privileges for six (6) months from the time of infraction.  The suspension can be appealed to the membership.

Points (maintined separately for each class)

1

 Show up

 1 Point

2

  Qualifying

 1 Point (Maximum 1 Point awarded)

3

  #1 Qualifier

 2 Points

4

  Round Win

 2 Points

5

  Round Lost

 1 Point

6

  Top Eliminator

 2.5 Points (Plus Winning Round Points)

7

  Runner Up

 1.5 Points (Plus Winning Round and Loss Points)

8

  Consolation Winner

 .5 Points (No Additional Points for Consolation Rounds Won or Lost)

 In the event of a tie for First-Place at the end of the season, the driver/team with the most First-Place finishes will be crowned Champion. If a tie still exists then Co-Championships will be awarded.

 

The Car/Driver that makes the first qualifying pass must be the Car/Driver that competes in eliminations; no changing of Car/Driver after the qualifying pass is made.  All points will be awarded by the Race Master.  Any appeals or changes must be taken before the membership.