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General Regulations
 

1. All classes will be run on a .4 pro tree.

2. Deep staging allowed at your own risk. The starter will not hold the tree. "Sure Start" will not be activated on the tree, so knocking off top bulb during the staging process will not result in an automatic redlight. "Auto Start" is activiated so once all four staging lights have been lit, the tree will automatically activate randomly around 1.5 seconds after last stage light was lit.

3. Courtesy staging (both top bulbs lit before final staging begins) will be enforced. Although, if a driver stages when his/her opponent has turned on both lights, he/she has accepted that run. The starter will back the driver who turns both bulbs on behind the line for one re-attempt at staging properly. If the driver once again fails to courtesy stage, then the driver will be disqualified and the win will go to the other lane. Staging games will not be tolerated. Once three stage lights have been lit, the unstaged driver will have 10 seconds to fully stage before tree will be activated or he/she will receive a redlight. Once both drivers have prestaged, the starter will give ample time for final staging to begin. After that, starter will motion BOTH drivers into the beams. At that point, 10 seconds will be given before the tree will be activated and if either or both drivers have not final staged, they will be disqualified. The word "courtesy" also applies towards the racers in the water box behind you waiting on their run.

4. Cars must come to lanes when called. After the third and final call, the round will begin. Those drivers who may be entered in multiple classes will be given enough time to complete their rounds. A driver can only enter one car per class. No two drivers can enter the same car in the same class. A driver may enter mulitple classes with the same car or multiple cars.  ***Any non-qualifier of a class with a qualified field (Top Street, True Street, Performance Street) may enter Pro Tree Eliminator at no extra cost. 

5. Properly secured fire extinguisher is required on all entries running 7.49 or quicker in all classes.  On board fire system is required on all entries in Top Street, 5.30, and True Street.  It is recommended on all entries.  Aftermarket axles, axle bolt in retaining device, and long studs required on all entries running 6.49 or quicker.  No "flags" on the front of vehicles.  All entries must be able to stage without interference from low hanging parts of the car.  Front ends must be high enough (3") to clear staging beams.  All entries must be at least 3" off the ground to at least 12" behind front tires.  You must stage with the front tires only. 

6. All cars running a PTRA class must report to tech. At events where host track bracket racing is held, those cars will only be teched according to regular track procedures.

7. Entries in 5.30, 6.00, 7.00, and Pro Tree Eliminator will be placed on a sportsman ladder at the round of eight cars or less based on the previous round closest to the index/dial.  Until that point, they will run at random using the "black lane, red lane, card system". Lane choice will be determined by high card.  Keep in mind that in this system a driver may run the car in front, behind or along side of him/her.  This system will be in place until they are placed on a ladder and it will be set for the rest of the event.  PTRA tech official will conduct the card system and has final say. 

8. In the sportsman classes, the first round bye run (if available) will go to the number one qualifier. In the Pro Tree Eliminator last round of qualifying, all entries will dial in and the closest to their dial will be considered low qualifier, thus receiving qualifying points (1st thru 5th). (Reaction time will be used as the tie breaker for qualifying.) After that, closest to index or dial from previous round will be in line for the next bye. If the driver has already had one, then the next best qualifier will be in line. Once placed on a ladder, bye runs are set for the rest of the race, and lane choice goes to the closest to index or dial in previous round. Ties will be broken by reaction time, then by mph for lane choice.

9. In the Pro classes (Top Street, True Street, Performance Street), cars are placed on a sixteen car ladder pro style, i.e. 1 runs 16, 2 runs 15, etc. Bye runs are set for the entire race. Lane choice will be determined by qualifying for first round, then the quickest elapsed time from previous round for the remainder of the race. Ties will be broken by reaction time, then by mph for lane choice.

10. Bye runs must only stage and take the tree to get the win.

11. Once two cars are paired in staging, it is a race. If a car can't or loses fire, the pair will be placed at the end of the round for that class, or given three minutes, whichever is longer. At that point, the remaining driver gets a competition single, not a bye. Once either car begins a burnout, and a car loses fire, the driver will be given one minute to refire. The opponent will take the single run after the minute has passed.  At the end of a round, once the final car or pair (including a bye run entry) has been sent from the head of staging and into the burnout area, then the round for that class is over.  Late arrivals will be sent back to the pits.     

12. In 6.00, 7.00, and Pro Tree Eliminator, no burnouts under power across the starting line.

13. No one without drivers license, or not of proven legal driving age will be allowed to operate a vehicle on host track property. Valid I.D. may be required if in question.

14. Absolutely NO ONE under the influence of ANY amount of drugs or alcohol will be permitted on the track (including drivers and crew).

15. Unsportsmanlike conduct or fighting will NOT be tolerated. Drivers are responsible for their crew members. Consequences may include but are not limited to forfeiting of all points and winnings.

16. Winnings must be picked up at the timing tower or payout window on raceday. No winnings will be mailed.

17. By entering an event, all drivers are releasing rights to the series promoters to use their names or likenesses in any media promotions for PTRA events. We want to promote you, the racer.

18. Any car deemed unsafe by the track officials for any reason will be disqualified from competition (including excessively ill-handling or dangerous driving). Event coordinator has final decision on all matters including safety, raceworthiness, legality, and unsportsmanlike conduct.

19. "Cheating" will result in suspension from PTRA competition. This includes but not limited to: using a timed throttle stop in an index class, using a nitrous progressor of any kind (manufactured or homemade) in True Street, changing weight between the scales and an actual run in Top Street, True Street, or Performance Street, understating cubic inch in True Street or Performance Street.  Any driver caught with hidden devices in his/her car, attempting to deceive tech or during qualifying or eliminations, will be suspended for one calender year, and be required to pay a reinstatement fee to race with the PTRA again.  Engine diapers must NOT interfere with staging beams anytime during run or pass will be disqualified. 

20. Protest Procedure: In all classes, a competitor may protest another competitor by putting up a $100 protest fee.  Of that, $25 will be kept by the PTRA. If the protested vehicle is found to be legal, $75 will be forfeited to the protested driver. If the protested vehicle is found to be illegal, $75 will be returned to the protester, and the driver of the illegal entry will lose all points, winnings, and entry fees for that event and may be subject to a suspension or permenent expulsion from the PTRA and all PTRA sanctioned events in the future. Random spot checks can and will take place throughout all events to check for progressive controllers in True Street, the usage of timed throttlestops in the index classes, etc. A cubic inch protest must be made within ten minutes of the end of the last qualifying round. All protests must be made by a competitor entered in the same class on the day of the event. At all events, any True Street or Performance Street competitor is subject to a P and G cubic inch test.  In all classes, random spot checks can and will be performed in the staging lanes.  The protest procedure will require the protesting party to fill out a signed form.

21. If an event is ended before completion, second round has been completed, and it is not the last race of the season, the following will apply.  If a class is down to semifinals or finals, the unpaid purse will be split evenly between the remaining racers and they will run off for points at the next event.  If a class is not down to the semifinals yet, the unpaid purse will be split evenly between the remaining racers and points will stop accumulating at the time of cancellation.  The PTRA and the host track has final decision on whether a race will be rescheduled or cancelled.  If a class is down to the finals, then both drivers will receive runner-up bonus points (20) in addition to their round win points up to that point.  If a class is down to the semifinals, all three or four drivers will receive semifinal bonus points (5) in addition to their round win points up to that point.  Otherwise only points accumulated thus far will be awarded in the event of a rainout or cancellation.  If the event is cancelled before the end of second round, track and PTRA will make a determination based on schedules, time of season, etc.

 

22. ATTENTION:  At NHRA host tracks, an SFI approved balancer and a trans shield is required for all 7.00 Index cars and entries running quicker than 7.00.  In all classes, entries running 6.39 and quicker must have a full cage and have current chassis certification.  Also, all belts must have a valid date two years or newer.  All helmets must meet Snell M2000 or SA2000 or newer.    All classes requiring an engine diaper or fire system by the PTRA will have a grace period to comply.

7.00 Index Rules
 

1. 7.00 is the index/dial-in for all cars in this eliminator designed for full body door cars only. No full tube chassis cars. Stock suspension or back half cars only. Substantial portion of stock frame rails required on back half cars. Aftermarket K-members, control arms, steering, rack and pinions allowed.  Smith Race Crafter or popular bolt on Chevy II front clips will be allowed if car retains factory firewall and a substantial portion of the factory floorboards.  This applies to both stock suspension and back half entries.  

2. Any tire size allowed. Functional tail light mandatory. Must run at night for safety. Neutral safety switch required.  External on/off battery cut off switch at rear of car is required. 

3. Transbrakes, two-steps, RPM switches, electric or air shifters are allowed. No timed throttle stops may be used.  All methods of throttle stoppage must be mechanical and must be stationary entire run. Delay boxes are allowed.  Timers may only be used for shift point.  Timer outputs may not be connected to any downtrack throttle stop device or be used to activate nitrous or retard. Any linkage that must remain on vehicle for throttle operation must not have any connections. Programmable ignition boxes must have all timer, slew rate, and timed retard functions inoperable.  No progressive controllers.  Spot checks will be conducted at random in the staging lanes or water box. 

4. Approved helmet required. Fire jacket meeting SFI 3.2A-1 mandatory. Long pants required. Six point roll bar required on all vehicles. Full roll cage is highly recommended. Five point safety harness in good working order is required. Driveshaft loop required on all vehicles. Engine diaper highly recommended.  All cars should meet guidelines for IHRA safety and general rules for sportsman cars running 7.00 as listed in the IHRA rulebook.



6.00 Index Rules
 

1. 6.00 is the index/dial-in for all cars in this eliminator designed for full body door cars only. All chassis types are acceptable. 

2. Any tire size allowed. Functional tail light mandatory. Must run at night for safety. Neutral safety switch required.  External on/off battery cut off switch at rear of car is required.   

3. Transbrakes, two-steps, RPM switches, electric or air shifters are allowed. No timed throttle stops may be used.  All methods of throttle stoppage must be mechanical and must be stationary entire run. Delay boxes are allowed.  Timers may only be used for shift point.  Timer outputs may not be connected to any downtrack throttle stop device or be used to activate nitrous or retard. Any linkage that must remain on vehicle for throttle operation must not have any connections. Programmable ignition boxes must have all timer, slew rate, and timed retard functions inoperable.  No progressive controllers.  Spot checks will be conducted at random in the staging lanes or water box. 

4. Approved helmet and neck collar required. Fire jacket and pants meeting SFI 3.2A-5 required.  Approved fire retardant shoes and gloves required. Roll cage is required. "Halo" and down bars mandatory. Five point safety harness in good working order, and driveshaft safety loop required in all cars. Engine diapers and head restraints highly recommended.  All cars should meet guidelines for IHRA safety and general rules for sportsman cars running 6.00 as listed in the IHRA rulebook.


5.30 Index Rules
 

1. 5.30 is the index for all cars in this eliminator designed for full bodied cars and left hand steer street roadsters only. All cars must have fenders covering front wheels. Driver should not be able to see front wheels from cockpit. Any chassis types are acceptable.  If sixteen or less entries, then all cars will be put on a sixteen car pro ladder first round.  Otherwise, winners will be placed on a sportsman ladder during the round of eight cars or less. 

2. No timed throttle stops may be used in this class.

3. Approved helmet required. Fire jacket and pants meeting SFI 3.2A-5 required. Fire shoes, gloves, and neck collar required. Arm restraints required on any open cockpit style left-hand steer roadster.  Full roll cage with funny car type addition is required.  On board fire system is required.  Engine diaper required.  Head restraint highly recommended.  Top Sportsman guidelines as per IHRA rulebook will be followed.

Pro Tree Eliminator
 

1. This is a dial-in, pro tree, handicapped start eliminator designed for full bodied and left hand steer street roadsters dialed in at 8.99 and quicker. All cars must have fenders covering front wheels. Driver should not be able to see front wheels from cockpit.

2. Full blinders will be on the tree. Drivers cannot "crossover". Deep staging is allowed but starter will not hold tree. Auto start will be activated and courtesy staging is required.

3. During the last round of qualifying, all entries will dial in. The closest to the dial will serve as the low qualifier. Points will be awarded to the top five qualifiers in the same manner as all other classes.

 4. IHRA safety and host track rules apply to all entries.  All safety gear must be worn on any pass down the race track.  No short pants regardless of ET.  Fire jacket required for any entry quicker than 7.49.  Fire jacket and pants meeting SFI 3.2A-5, neck collar and gloves required on all entries quicker than 6.39.  Arm restraints required on any open cockpit style left-hand steer roadster.



Pro Tree Junior Dragster
 
1.  Junior Dragster competitors will leave off of a .400 pro tree in a dial in format.  Deep staging is permitted but at the driver's own risk.  The tree is on "autostart" and will activate automatically once all four stage lights have been lit.  Junior Dragster will be paired based off of the "card" system and is an all run field. 
 
2.  IHRA and host track tech and safety rules will apply.  Safety gear must be worn on all passes. 


Performance Street
 

1.  This eliminator is designed for American made cars and trucks with the word “budget” strongly infused.  Corporate relationship must be maintained with regards to engine, i.e. GM in GM, Ford in Ford, Chrysler in Chrysler.  NO power adders allowed-naturally aspirated only.  No fuel injected entries, carbureted only.  Entries will qualify as a sixteen car field and be placed on a pro style ladder first round.  If 25 or more cars, then the field will be set on a 32 car ladder.  All drivers will be expected to alternate lanes during the two rounds of qualifying.

2.  Stock suspension only.  Very limited modifications allowed.  No anti-roll bars, no coil over conversions on rear.  Bottom of shock mounting position may be moved over on leaf spring vehicles for tire clearance.  Leaf springs may be moved over for tire clearance.  Mild "wheel tubbing" is allowed for tire clearance.  Traction bars and cal-tracks are legal with use of a standard production type leaf spring.  Adjustable control arms are allowed on factory 4-link cars.  Air bags are permitted.  Front suspension must remain stock type for vehicle.  Adjustable shocks such as Lakewood, Comp Engineering or QA-1 are permitted.  Aftermarket bolt on K-members and front clips such as Smith Race Crafter are permitted if they retain the OEM configuration (i.e. control arms).  NO wheelie bars permitted. 

3.  Gasoline or E85 only.  4150 style carb only.  All entries will be required to run a 4-hole plate (1.5" holes) under the carburetor.  Big block entries may run a 1/2 " spacer between carb and plate for butterfly clearance.  Small block entries will be allowed to run up to 1" total of spacer.  The PTRA will supply the carb plate.  Racers may be required to switch plates at any given time at an event.  No modifications are allowed to be made to restrictor plates.

4.  Dual plane intake required.  No other type of intake will be allowed.  No modifications to intake allowed other than gasket match.  No epoxying of runners, etc.  No air gap style allowed.  No “tunnel” under the plenum area.  Edelbrock Performer, Performer RPM, Weiand Action Plus, Weiand Stealth, Holley Dual Plane, Professional Products equivalent, or stock OEM dual plane are the ONLY accepted intakes allowed. No Edelbrock Air Gap, Holley Street Dominator, Weiand Stealth Air Strike, or any Dart, World Products or Brodix intakes allowed. 

5. Minimum weight requirements:  Big block entries-3400 pounds, small block entries-3100 pounds.  Big block max cubic inch allowed is 470.  Max small block cubic inch allowed is 420.   100 pounds will be deducted for a clutch style manual transmission.  No clutchless manuals allowed.  (Jerico type permitted).  Deduct 100 pounds for cast iron cylinder head entries.  Small block entries with cubic inches of 365 or less may deduct 100 pounds.  

6.  Any conventional, OEM style, readily available, out of the box cylinder head is permitted.  Porting is permitted.  Aluminum heads are allowed.  If stock type dual plane intake will fit WITHOUT any spacers or modification, then the cylinder head will be deemed legal, as long as it is conventional in design (i.e. no 18 degree heads on SBC).  Intakes cannot be cut and put back together.   Ford 302 intake may be used with intake spacers to fit on Windsor deck height long blocks.   Stock OEM cast iron blocks only.  No dry sump.  No vacuum pumps.

7.   No programmable style ignition boxes allowed.  Only 2-step or 3-step will be allowed.  No retard functions permitted.   No traction contol devices or timers.  Transbrakes are permitted.  No air or electric shifters allowed.  No data logger systems allowed.  No sensors and/or wires allowed that transfer any data related to wheel or spindle speed, or driveshaft/yoke speed. 

8.  Twenty-four inches in length of 2.5 inch exhaust pipe is required at the end of the exhaust system (each side).  Any manufactured full length muffler is required on each side.  All systems must be completely closed with all exhaust being exited through the 2.5 section of pipe on each side.  No cut-outs or exhaust leaks.

9.  Working tail lights mandatory and must be used at night.  Approved helmet required.  Minimum 6-point roll bar is required.  It is highly recommended for all machines to have a 10 point.  Fire jacket, long pants, driveshaft loop, two front seats and carpeted floor required.  No forward facing hood scoops or any type of air induction system that receives fresh air from the front or sides of the vehicle.  A sealed off rear exit cowl hood is permitted.  All IHRA safety requirements for time run will be adhered to.  External battery disconnect at rear of car is required and must be labeled.   

10.  Maximum size tire allowed is a M/T 26 X 11.50 ET Street tire.  This tire measures 26 x 10.   Hoosier Quick Time Pro, M&H Cheater Slick or 275/50 drag radial DOT tire allowed and other manufacturer's equivalent as long as they measure the same or smaller than the M/T part # 3753 or 3753R.  Maximum ten inch wide wheel. 

11.  PTRA reserves the right to amend rules as needed to maintain the integrity, fairness, and purpose of this class if any combination routinely outperforms all others.  If needed, restrictor plates may be altered to keep a level playing field.  Any competitor found to be illegal during any type of spot check will be subject to suspension and will forfeit all winnings.



True Street
 

1. True Street is a heads-up class designed for stock suspension cars and trucks. The cars will run on a .4 pro tree and be placed on a sixteen car pro ladder. This will be a sixteen car qualified field.  If 25 or more entries, then field will be placed on a 32 car pro ladder.  All drivers will be expected to alternate lanes during the two rounds of qualifying.

2. BODY: No major body alterations allowed. No lexan allowed except for rear glass on trucks for installation of roll cage. Also, side glass may be replaced with lexan for safety as well as weight reduction. Fiberglass components are allowed as long as they appear factory. No forward facing hood scoops. Maximum cowl opening allowed is 6" in height. Factory front facing scoops must be sealed off. Working taillights are required.

3. INTERIOR: Interior must remain stock appearing. Door panels must be carpeted or upholstered.  Carpet and two full size front seats are mandatory. Factory style dash must be retained. Rear seat may be removed and carpeted.

4. SAFETY: Full cage with window net is required. Five way harness in good working order is required. Fire jacket and pants meeting SFI 3/2A-5 is required as well as a Snell/SFI approved helmet, fire shoes, gloves and neck collar.  Engine diaper recommended.  All cars must have an on board fire system.  Parachute highly recommended.  Head restraint device highly recommended.

5. FRONT SUSPENSION: Stock suspension for make of vehicle must be retained. Bolt on direct replacement upgrades such as control arms, K-member, struts, shocks, or coil over conversions are permitted. No aftermarket spindle mounts allowed. Shock towers on such equipped vehicles may be modified for clearance. Smith Race Crafters or other brand bolt on front K-member clips are permitted in True Street as long as they retain the OEM style suspension for make.

6. REAR SUSPENSION: Stock suspension for make of vehicle must be retained. Bolt on direct replacement upgrades such as adjustable control arms, traction bars, cal-track type bars, air bags, anti-roll devices, and adjustable shocks permitted. Traction bars may not extend past front mounting point of control arms or front spring eye mounting point on leaf spring cars. No coil over conversions on rear. Coil spring must remain on lower control arms.  Shock mounting points may be moved inward for tire clearance. Front leaf spring mounting point must be in factory location, but may be moved inward for tire clearance. Rear leaf spring mounting point may be moved over for tire clearance. Inner wheel well may be "massaged" for tire clearance. Minor notching or modification to outer frame rail for tire clearance allowed as long as complete original frame rail is retained.

7. NO WHEELIE BARS ALLOWED

8. NO tow vehicles allowed. Cars must be driven to staging lanes.  Depending on scale location, cars may be allowed to be towed back from a run. 

9. EXHAUST: Mufflers required. At least 6 inches in length of 3 inch maximum diameter pipe required at exit of exhaust on each side.  Maximum diameter 4.5" on any single exhaust set-up. 

10. ENGINE: Maximum cubic inch 560.  Any block or head combination allowed on small blocks. Conventional heads only on big block entries. (No 8-bolt valve cover configuration type heads on Chevy, no C, D or E type heads for Ford.) No sheet metal intakes. Gasoline only. Single 4150 carb only. Dominator base plate is permitted.  However, naturally aspirated small block entries may use a dominator or two 4150 carburetors as long as scoop opening is in rear and meets 6" maximum height. Naturally aspirated big block entries may use a single dominator.  Mechanical fuel injection is permitted.  Wet sump only.

11. POWER ADDERS: On nitrous assisted cars, one conventional plate allowed with one each nitrous and fuel solenoids plus purge. -4 AN line is maximum size line allowed anywhere on nitrous side of nitrous system. True braided line only.  Inner diameter may be checked.  Single -4 line from bottle to solenoid and must be at least six feet in length.   Fogger style nitrous plates or "perimeter" style plates are legal as long as no part of the plumbing or nozzles break the plane of the bottom of the plate itself.  No other systems allowed on the car.  Any fogger nozzles left from a removed system must be capped off.  No progressive controllers allowed. Both the hot and ground from solenoids must be easily traceable to their source. Nitrous and fuel solenoids must be grounded on carb stud or nearby stud and must be the only thing grounded to that stud. No wrap around wires coming from solenoids. These wires cannot be in a wiring harness. They must be separate and easily traceable to their source during any spot check. Purge must exit away from cowl entrance, towards rear of car. Only one bottle allowed in car and must have safety blow down tube. Bottle may not be mounted in engine compartment. Solenoid may not be mounted directly to bottle. No automatic bottle openers. Single turbo or supercharger permitted on small block entries only and must fit under the hood. Air to air intercoolers only. Turbo inlet limited to 76 mm. No F3 superchargers.  No programmable boost controllers allowed on turbo or supercharged entries.  No traction control devices or data loggers allowed.  No sensors and/or wires allowed that transfer any data related to wheel or spindle speed, or driveshaft/yoke speed.  Programmable ignition boxes are permitted but "slew rate enhanced" mapping of run using some form of automatic adjustibility for traction control is prohibited.  Random laptop spot checks will occur.

12. TRANSMISSION: Any OEM style converter equipped automatic transmission accepted. Transbrake allowed.  Conventional clutch assisted manual transmissions permitted.  Jerico trans is permitted.  No clutchless manual transmissions allowed (Liberty, Lenco, Bert, etc.).

13. WHEELS AND TIRES: Maximum wheel size allowed is 10". Maximum tire allowed is a measured 26 X 10 DOT. M/T 26 X 11.50 ET Streets, M/T 275/50 Drag Radial, or other manufacturer's equivalent. Leaf spring suspension entries may use a Mickey Thompson 28 X 11.50 or 28 X 12.50 ET Street DOT tire or 275/60 drag radial.

14. WEIGHT: Weight will be based on pounds per cubic inch. Engines can and will be checked for cubic inch at random. Base is 350 cubic inch at 3000 pounds. For every inch over 350, 2 pounds will be added to minimum weight. For every inch under 350, 2 pounds will be subtracted from minimum weight. For example, a 434 cubic inch entry must weigh a minimum of 3168 pounds. A 383 cubic inch entry must weigh a minimum of 3066 pounds. A 555 cubic inch entry must weigh a minimum of 3410. Naturally aspirated entries may deduct 300 pounds.  Power adder leaf spring entries may deduct 100 pounds or 30 pounds from their nose weight minimum.  All weight must be securely mounted in place. 

15.  Nose Weight:  Engines over 450 c.i.-1630 minimum.  Engines from 400 c.i. to 450 c.i.-1600 minimum.  Engines 399 c.i. and smaller-1570 minimum.  Both seats must be permanently attached without sliding capability.  Drivers must remain in race ready position during weigh in process.  Naturally aspirated entries have no nose weight requirement.   

16. PTRA reserves the right to ammend rules if any single combination consistently outperforms all others over the course of several races in order to protect the intent, quality, and future of the class.



Top Street Rules
 

1. Top Street is designed for street appearing cars and trucks running in a heads-up forum. This class is reserved for stock suspension or true back half type cars only (no full tube chassis cars). Aftermarket K-members are permitted. Aftermarket steering is permitted. Bolt on "K-member/front clip" from Smith Race Crafters or other manufacturer, is permitted with factory firewall and a significant portion of stock framerails and/or floorboards. Rear coil over conversions are legal on stock suspension cars in this class.

2. Fire jacket and fire pants meeting SFI 3/2A-5 are required. Snell approved helmet required. Fire shoes, gloves, and neck collar required.  Full roll cage with funny car type addition required.  Aftermarket axles with long studs required.  Engine diaper recommended.  Parachute mandatory.  Head restraints highly recommended.  On board fire system required.  Nitrous bottle blow down tubes required.

3. Class to be run on a .4 pro tree. Cars will be placed on a 16 car pro ladder and will be run as a 16 car qualified field.  If 25 or more entries, field will be placed on a 32 car pro ladder.  All drivers will be expected to alternate lanes during the two rounds of qualifying. 

4. All cars must have factory type dash and covered door panels.

5. Mufflers required. NO wheelie bars.

6. No traction control type sensors on wheels, driveshafts, etc.  No Davis Technologies or any other brand traction control.  "Remote" type units are prohibited.  Any ignition system allowed.

7. Nitrous assisted small blocks are allowed sheet metal intake.  On all other combinations, cast intake only.  Any single carb. Gasoline only.

8. One type of power-adder allowed, nitrous only, turbo only, or supercharger only. Multiple nitrous systems are permitted.

9. Any wheel with a 28 X 10.5 non-W tire, or 325/50 drag radial is allowed.  

10.  Weights:

Nitrous applications:

         -3000-base weight

         -deduct 200 for small block (No weight penalty for more than 2 systems on small block.)

         -add 100 for non stock suspension

         -add 100 for more than 2 systems (if solenoids are on car, then it will count as a system.)

Supercharged applications (F2 only): 

         -3100-base weight

         -deduct 100 for small block

         -add 100 for non stock suspension

Single Turbocharged applications (106 maximum):

         -3200 base weight

         -deduct 100 for small block

         -add 100 for non stock suspension

         -add 100 for larger than 101 mm turbo

Twin turbocharged applications (Small Block Only, 80 mm maximum each):

         -3200 base weight

         -add 100 for non stock suspension

*deduct 100 pounds for a stock type leaf spring suspension on any non-stock suspension entry.

11.  No roots style blowers.  No true F3 superchargers.  F2-R or F3 with reducer only.  Single turbo limited to 106 mm.

12. No forward facing hood scoops. Factory forward facing scoops must be blocked off.

13. PTRA reserves the right to modify rules if one particular combination consistently outperforms all others over a several race period in order to protect the quality, intent, and future of the class.



Outlaw Street
 

1.  Outlaw Street is designed to be an all out, open format for most full bodied racing machines.  No full tube cars allowed.  All entries must be stock suspension or true back half type cars.  Aftermarket bolt on front clips are legal on all entries and must be used with factory firewall and a substantial portion of stock floorboards.

2.  Approved helmet, SFI 3/2A-5 jacket and pants, fireproof gloves, shoes and neck collar required.  Parachute, on board fire system, full cage including funny car addition, will be required.  Engine diaper recommended.  Head restraints highly recommended.

3.  Entries will be placed on a sixteen car pro ladder.  If more than 25 entries, then a 32 car ladder will be used.  All drivers will be expected to alternate lanes during the two rounds of qualifying.

4.  No wheelie bars.  Mufflers required.  Any fuel except nitro allowed.

5.  29.5 X 10.5 or 315/60 drag radials are the largest tire allowed.

6.  Weight:  Small block nitrous-2800 minimum.  All other combos-3000 minimum.

7.  If it will pass safety requirements, bring it! 

 

      



Points and Number system
 

1. By joining the PTRA, a driver is entered into points for one class. A driver can enter more than one class. The top five points finishers of 2008 will be encouraged to use their respective placement number as their car number in 2009, if they wish. For example, the second place points earner in 7.00 could have the number 2 in the top corner on passenger side front windshield. Lower on the windshield, under the car number, the competitor would have 7.00 written as the permanent dial-in. Competitors should use the following prefixes in front of their number, in the other respective classes:

Top: Top Street

TS: True Street

PTE: Pro Tree Eliminator

PS: Performance Street

OS: Outlaw Street 

 

2. Competitors will earn points in the following manner:

     20 points-enter

     10 points-per round won

     30 points-win bonus

     20 points-runner-up bonus

       5 points-semi bonus 

       5 points-number 1 qualifier bonus

       4 points-number 2 qualifier bonus

       3 points-number 3 qualifier bonus

       2 points-number 4 qualifier bonus

       1 point-number 5 qualifier bonus

     21 points-Bonus for entering elligible entry at all races

 

3.  Top Street and True Street racers will be allowed to drop one race.  All other racers will be awarded points from their best eight finishes. However, they are of course encouraged to participate at all races to get their best possible points total.  All divisional races will count towards divisional points.

4.  Contingency decals allowed on approximately one half of body panels and on back side glass and rear glass only.  Please keep as neat as possible.

5.  Competitors need to enter the points program at the tech trailer to be eligible for points before the first race to be claimed. The cost to join the PTRA will be $50 for the year. This includes one class points entry, T-shirt, required decals, rulebook, and one year subscription to Atlantic Racing Review magazine. Any additional class points entry will cost $10. Points cannot be transferred from one class to another by a driver. Points cannot be retro-accumulated. Points totals begin when a driver enters the program. Drivers can enter points in multiple classes. Drivers can also join the PTRA/points at Atlantic Racing, or by downloading the form on headsupsuperseries.com, and mailing it in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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