IHRA Rule Book Rulebook - December 13, 2013 : Page 4

IHRA SUMMIT PRO-AM TOUR presented by AMSOIL For 2014, Summit Racing Equipment continues its partnership with IHRA on the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL. Racers competing in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod will compete for both Pro-Am and World Championships within the series. These drivers make up the backbone of IHRA drag racing with their competitiveness and skill. Racers attending Summit Pro-Am Tour events and are eligible to win a Championship within one of IHRA's six Pro-Am Divisions. The program is designed to allow drivers a chance to achieve championship status and earn prize money all while minimizing travel. This season Summit has increased the champions award and included third place in the points fund. Summit Pro-Am Champions in each class will receive $2,000, Runners-up will earn $500 and third place finishers earn $250 each. Champions will also receive an IHRA Ironman and an IHRA Gold Card.The top 3 drivers in each of the 7 classes within their divisions earn automatic entry into the Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL contested at the World Finals. See Summit Pro-Am Tour section of ihra.com for additional information. TOP SPORTSMAN Top Sportsman covers the spectrum of passenger car body styles and power plants. Top Sportsman racers are not encumbered by displacement limitations or customizing rules, offering some of the most radical visual and mechanical thrills in drag racing. TOP DRAGSTER The fastest sportsman category in IHRA drag racing, Top Dragster is also renowned as one of the most innovative classes in IHRA. Combining dragsters and altered vintage roadsters, the class presents handicap racing with six second, 225 mph contestants. SUPER STOCK As the arena for factory muscle car showdowns for decades, this class spotlights some of the most powerful production vehicles ever built. Cars run on a handicapped start, but each must run under their sub-category's National Index, determined by a power to weight ratio. In addition to traditional Super Stockers, there are also sub-categories for GT entries, front wheel drive conversions, trucks and Super Stock production entries. STOCK This class offers economical racing machines in an incredibly competitive forum, with everything from 130 mph muscle cars to 75 mph family sedans. All demand original production equipment with which the car was marketed to the public. Cars run on a handicapped start, but each must run under their sub-category's National Index, determined by a power to weight ratio. QUICK ROD The fastest of the “Rod” categories, Quick Rod offers dragsters, altereds, vintage roadsters, coupes, and passenger cars racing with a heads-up start. The objective of the class is to beat an opponent to the finish line without going under the 8.90-second Class Index, or 5.70 in the 1/8th mile. SUPER ROD This class features passenger cars and vintage roadsters also competing on an even start. Like Quick Rod, vehicles are permitted virtually any engine modification. Races are run on a 9.90 Class Index, or 6.40 for the 1/8th mile. HOT ROD Reserved for full bodied entries competing on a 10.90 Class Index or 7.00 in the 1/8th mile. Hot Rod offers a variety of options for competitors looking to get started in index style competition. 4 IHRA

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IHRA SUMMIT PRO-AM TOUR presented by AMSOIL<br /> <br /> For 2014, Summit Racing Equipment continues its partnership with IHRA on the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL. Racers competing in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod will compete for both Pro-Am and World Championships within the series. These drivers make up the backbone of IHRA drag racing with their competitiveness and skill.<br /> <br /> Racers attending Summit Pro-Am Tour events and are eligible to win a Championship within one of IHRA's six Pro-Am Divisions. The program is designed to allow drivers a chance to achieve championship status and earn prize money all while minimizing travel. This season Summit has increased the champions award and included third place in the points fund. Summit Pro-Am Champions in each class will receive $2,000, Runners-up will earn $500 and third place finishers earn $250 each. Champions will also receive an IHRA Ironman and an IHRA Gold Card.The top 3 drivers in each of the 7 classes within their divisions earn automatic entry into the Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL contested at the World Finals. See Summit Pro-Am Tour section of ihra.com for additional information.<br /> <br /> TOP SPORTSMAN <br /> <br /> Top Sportsman covers the spectrum of passenger car body styles and power plants. Top Sportsman racers are not encumbered by displacement limitations or customizing rules, offering some of the most radical visual and mechanical thrills in drag racing.<br /> <br /> TOP DRAGSTER <br /> <br /> The fastest sportsman category in IHRA drag racing, Top Dragster is also renowned as one of the most innovative classes in IHRA. Combining dragsters and altered vintage roadsters, the class presents handicap racing with six second, 225 mph contestants.<br /> <br /> SUPER STOCK <br /> <br /> As the arena for factory muscle car showdowns for decades, this class spotlights some of the most powerful production vehicles ever built. Cars run on a handicapped start, but each must run under their sub-category's National Index, determined by a power to weight ratio. In addition to traditional Super Stockers, there are also sub-categories for GT entries, front wheel drive conversions, trucks and Super Stock production entries.<br /> <br /> STOCK <br /> <br /> This class offers economical racing machines in an incredibly competitive forum, with everything from 130 mph muscle cars to 75 mph family sedans. All demand original production equipment with which the car was marketed to the public. Cars run on a handicapped start, but each must run under their sub-category's National Index, determined by a power to weight ratio.<br /> <br /> QUICK ROD <br /> <br /> The fastest of the “Rod” categories, Quick Rod offers dragsters, altereds, vintage roadsters, coupes, and passenger cars racing with a heads-up start. The objective of the class is to beat an opponent to the finish line without going under the 8.90-second Class Index, or 5.70 in the 1/8th mile.<br /> <br /> SUPER ROD <br /> <br /> This class features passenger cars and vintage roadsters also competing on an even start. Like Quick Rod, vehicles are permitted virtually any engine modification. Races are run on a 9.90 Class Index, or 6.40 for the 1/8th mile.<br /> <br /> HOT ROD <br /> <br /> Reserved for full bodied entries competing on a 10.90 Class Index or 7.00 in the 1/8th mile. Hot Rod offers a variety of options for competitors looking to get started in index style competition.<br /> <br /> SUMMIT TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS presented by AMSOIL<br /> <br /> The $100,000 Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL is the sport's first nationwide tournament to determine the champions in each of the premier sportsman classes in IHRA competition. Debuting in 2009, the Summit Tournament of Champions has grown exponentially over the past few years and with the recent partnership with automotive retailer Summit Racing Equipment and AMSOIL, the Summit Tournament of Champions continues to grow at a rapid rate and hold its place as the nation's premier sportsman event.<br /> <br /> The rules are simple - finish in the top three in your respective Summit Pro-Am division and you qualify for the year-end championship tournament. Once there, all qualified drivers in their respective classes will go head-to-head for the world championship with the winner being determined on the track and not by out-traveling the competition. This revolutionary format not only reduces costs financially for IHRA racers, but it rewards all drivers who have had a successful year with a level playing field where location and finances do not matter in determining the world champions and the national top 10 in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod.<br /> <br /> This format gives regional racers an opportunity to be further rewarded for a top three finish on the Summit Pro-Am divisional level by moving on to the exclusive championship event.<br /> <br /> The world championship race will consist of a true cross section of the best drivers from every region of the United States and Canada that IHRA visits. The competitors will meet during the IHRA Summit World Finals to battle it out in head-to-head competition. The world championship can now be decided on the track and not by where you live or the costs associated with racing.<br /> <br /> See Tournament of Champions section of ihra.com for additional information.<br /> <br /> PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES<br /> <br /> 1. The competitors in each class qualify for the Summit Tournament of Champions by winning a Summit Pro-Am division championship or by finishing 2nd or 3rd in your Summit Pro-Am division.<br /> <br /> 2. The first round ladder will be generated using only the drivers that show up to compete at the Summit IHRA World Finals ( Example: If 20 drivers show up in Hot Rod, then a 20-car ladder will be created.<br /> <br /> 3. Each class's ladder at the Summit Tournament of Champions will be generated via reaction time from the class's final qualifying time prior to the race. The higher qualified car has lane choice in round one. In all subsequent rounds, the best winning reaction time will have lane choice in all classes.<br /> <br /> 4. A competitor MAY compete in the Summit Tournament of Champions in a maximum of TWO different classes, but may not drive the same car in two classes during the race. If a competitor was to qualify in 3 different classes, the competitors best 2 finishes or highest point totals of the classes would determine the eligibility for the 2 classes.<br /> <br /> 5. The final national order (World Champion through 10th place) will be determined by head-to-head racing. The winner of the race at the IHRA Summit World Finals will be the national champion, the runner-up will be #2 nationally; the semi-finalists will be #3 and #4 nationally etc. #3 through #10 will be determined by best reaction time when the competitor is eliminated. The end of the year championship payout will be earned by the competitor's finish during the IHRA Summit World Finals. Ties will be broken by best package.<br /> <br /> 6. The Summit Tournament of Champions race will be contested on the 1/4 mile.<br /> <br /> 7. The Summit Tournament of Champions race in Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will follow the 1/4 mile Nitro Jam format and rules (wing requirement at 200 mph, maximum dial requirement of 7.80 for TD and 8.00 for TS, etc).<br /> <br /> Summit Tournament of Champions Points Fund<br /> <br /> Top Sportsman and Top Dragster<br /> <br /> 1st Place - $10,000 - World Champion<br /> 2nd Place - $4,000 - Runner-up<br /> 3rd Place -$1,500 - Semi-finalist<br /> 4th Place - 1,500 - Semi-finalist<br /> 5th Place - $750<br /> <br /> Summit Gift Card Values for 6 through 10<br /> <br /> 6th Place $500 - Summit Gift Card<br /> 7th Place $400 - Summit Gift Card<br /> 8th Place $400 - Summit Gift Card<br /> 9th Place $300 - Summit Gift Card<br /> 10th Place $300 - Summit Gift Card<br /> <br /> Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod & Hot Rod<br /> <br /> 1st Place - $10,000 - World Champion<br /> 2nd Place - $3,000 - Runner-up<br /> 3rd Place -$1,000 - Semi-finalist<br /> 4th Place - 1,000 - Semi-finalist<br /> 5th Place - $500<br /> <br /> Summit Gift Card Values for 6 through 10<br /> <br /> 6th Place $500 - Summit Gift Card<br /> 7th Place $400 - Summit Gift Card<br /> 8th Place $400 - Summit Gift Card<br /> 9th Place $300 - Summit Gift Card<br /> 10th Place $300 - Summit Gift Card<br /> <br /> Summit Super Series presented by AMSOIL<br /> <br /> This $240,000 program is the World Championship for IHRA member track sportsman racers. Summit Racing Equipment, the Official Mail Order Company of IHRA, along with AMSOIL sponsor this revolutionary program for IHRA's thousands of grassroots racers. Providing the base for the Summit Super Series are the more than 100 IHRA member tracks within regional IHRA divisions. The competition is populated by Sportsman competitors, or ET Bracket Racers, who are the backbone of grassroots drag racing. The two tiers comprising the Summit Super Series are the Summit Super Series World Championship presented by AMSOIL and the Summit Team Finals presented by AMSOIL.<br /> <br /> SUMMIT SUPER SERIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP presented by AMSOIL <br /> <br /> This program will crown a true Top (Box), Mod (No Box) and Junior Dragster World Champion won by racers at participating IHRA tracks in head-to-head competition each week. Each track will crown a Summit SuperSeries track champion who will then move on to race other track champions at each division's Summit Team Finals competition at the end of the year. Those drivers that emerge victorious from the Summit Team Finals will meet at the IHRA World Finals for the Summit Super Series World Championship presented by AMSOIL.<br /> <br /> The Summit SuperSeries World Championship will consist of the best 16 racers in Top, the best 16 in Mod and the best 16 in Junior Dragster from across the US, Canada and Aruba and New Zealand in a race that will determine the Summit SuperSeries World Champions. There is $240,000 in cash and prizes awarded in the Summit SuperSeries, including a cash award at each participating track. Included in this package is a world championship Ironman, a championship ring, media exposure, recognition at the annual IHRA Awards Ceremony and much more. See the SuperSeries section of ihra.com for complete details and payouts.<br /> <br /> Sixteen contenders from each class will race for the Top, Mod and Junior Dragster Championship<br /> <br /> • Each Summit SuperSeries track champion will square off at the Summit Team Finals in their respective division. The two finalists in each class of the race (except divisions 5, 6 and 7 - winners only qualify) will earn their way into the 16-car field that will race for the Summit SuperSeries World Championship during the IHRA World Finals in October 2014.<br /> <br /> • The tracks who do not participate in a Summit Team Finals competition will have their track's Summit SuperSeries champion placed in a lotto with one name being drawn for the one “Wild Card” position in each class. If the wild card selection is unable to attend, another wild card name will be drawn until a competitor is found to travel to the World Finals by September 2, 2014.<br /> <br /> • The race for the World Championship will be run on a 1/4 mile format. (1/8mile for juniors) Crosstalk will be used in Top. The use of trans brakes, two steps and automated shifters in the Mod category is permitted. The use of Delay boxes is prohibited in Mod. Throttle stops are not permitted in either class. The use of nitrous is permitted in both the Top and Mod classes. If a bike or sled wins they will run against cars.<br /> <br /> • The competitors will be run on a sportsman ladder generated based on reaction time from qualifying. If there is a bye run it will go to the best reaction time from qualifying. Lane choice for all rounds is based upon best reaction time.<br /> <br /> Special Qualifying Bonus <br /> <br /> You go and Summit pays the tow! Summit Racing Equipment will award $1,000 to the 16 qualifiers in Top and Mod and $750 for each Junior to help pay for the trip to the IHRA World Finals. Tow money will be added to event payout. Racer must compete at event to receive tow money.<br /> <br /> PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES<br /> <br /> Step #1:<br /> <br /> • Join the IHRA Summit SuperSeries for Top, Mod and Juniors which includes IHRA membership benefits, Summit SuperSeries license then request a special registration number (commonly called the X Number). The second digit of the number will be the letter X. On junior dragsters it is the last digit. This competition membership will allow you to participate in the Summit SuperSeries at your home track.<br /> <br /> • If you are running a car in Top (Box) and another car in Mod (No Box), you must register and get X numbers for both vehicles.<br /> <br /> • If you have a full membership in IHRA that will be current through the 2014 season already, simply call and register for your competition or X number for $10.<br /> <br /> Step #2<br /> <br /> • Sign up for the track points at your participating IHRA Summit SuperSeries track.<br /> <br /> Step #3<br /> <br /> • Race at your local IHRA track while running your Summit SuperSeries X number. Your Summit SuperSeries eligibility does not begin until you register with IHRA and run the X number as your car number at your home track. Your X number must show up on your home track points page all year long. Failure to run the X number on your car or failure of your number appearing on your home tracks point page will make you ineligible for the Summit SuperSeries even if you have a registered X number on file with IHRA. Failure to maintain a current membership all season will result in a deduction in points for the events your membership was expired.<br /> <br /> Step #4<br /> <br /> • Become the Summit SuperSeries Champion as determined by your track (see your home track for details on the method they use to determine the championship as each track may be different). You will then get to run off at your Summit Team Finals for the right to go to the Summit SuperSeries World Championships at the World Finals.<br /> <br /> Participant Guidelines<br /> <br /> • Summit SuperSeries points will not begin until you are registered with BOTH IHRA and your local track and running your x number on your vehicle with it appearing on your home tracks points page.<br /> <br /> • Racers in Top, Mod, Street, Bike and Junior Dragster are eligible.<br /> <br /> • Participants may NOT change car number or class after running their first SSS event.<br /> <br /> • A racer may compete for the Summit SuperSeries track championship at more than one track. Should one racer win the SSS championship at two different tracks, they will have to declare the track they will represent prior to the Summit Team Finals. Once the track has been selected, the remaining tracks wil be able to submit their next highest eligible SSS competitor as their representative at the team finals. A racer may only represent one track at one team finals with regard to the SSS Championship run-off.<br /> <br /> • IHRA Motorsports employees, team members, staff and IHRA track owners/operators/ managers are not eligible.<br /> <br /> • 2013 IHRA TOC World Champions and NHRA World Champions are not eligible.<br /> <br /> • “Gifted Rounds” are not permitted. Racers receiving 'dives' or 'gifted' rounds as determined solely by IHRA will be disqualified.<br /> <br /> To take advantage of the Summit SuperSeries program, please see the track manager of your local IHRA track for complete registration details.<br /> <br /> See ihra.com for additional information.<br /> <br /> SUMMIT TEAM FINALS presented by AMSOIL <br /> <br /> At the end of the season, each track selects a team of racers from among its top points finalists. These drivers earn the right to represent their home track at the Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals presented by AMSOIL. Drivers compete in several performance-based categories, which may include: Top, Modified, Street, Motorcycle, Junior Dragster or other sportsman classes. Racers will eliminate down until a Summit Team Finals Team Champion and individual class champions are crowned. Class winners will receive an IHRA Ironman Trophy and an IHRA Silver Card See Team finals section of ihra.com for additional information.<br /> <br /> 2013 Champions<br /> <br /> Division 1 “Patriots”...........................Maryland International Raceway<br /> Division 2 “Heat Wave” East...............Carolina Dragway<br /> Division 2 “Heat Wave” West..............Memphis Motorsports Park<br /> Division 3 “North Stars”.....................Pittsburgh Raceway Park<br /> Division 4 “Renegades” .....................Dallas Raceway<br /> Division 5 “Thunder” .........................US 131 Motorsports Park<br /> Division 6 “Border Bandits”................Castrol Raceway<br /> Division 7 “Gunslingers” ....................Amarillo Dragway<br /> Division 9 “Raiders” ..........................Fayetteville Morosports Park

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