All rules subject to change at the sole discretion of
Piedmont Dragway management and tech department.
1st 18 pts.
2nd 17 pts.
3rd 16 pts.
4th 15 pts.
5th 14 pts.
6th 13 pts.
7th 12 pts.
8th 11 pts.
Non-qualified cars who pass technical inspection will
receive 10 points.
5 points awarded for Per Round Won
3 points awarded To Each Race Winner
1 point awarded To Each Race Runner-Up
Tie Breaker: Most wins, Runner up, semi, head to head
Each race, drivers will be charged $20 for a tech card per
Crew-members will be charged $20 per crew-member.
(8 Car Field)
Runner Up: ----------$1500.00
1st round loss: ------$800.00
Points Fund Payouts for 2014
Each competitor will be required to pay $200 points fund
fee that will be
included in the points fund.
Race Payouts (Alternates):
If you enter the race as an alternate you must win at
least one round to be considered for any purse. If at
least one round is won the alternate will receive the
appropriate payout for that round minus first round loser
purse. First round loser purse goes to the qualified car
that could not make first round.
Any model full-body car will be permitted. (No funny car
Driver Restraint (Seat Belts):
SFI spec 16-1 mandatory within 2 year expiration of date
(See general regulations page 126 IHRA rule book.)
Dual Chutes required on all vehicles.
Mandatory meeting the SFI 27-1 specifications. (See
general regulations page
129 IHRA rulebook.)
A driver suit meeting SFI 3.2A/15, gloves and shoes
meeting 3.3/5. SFI approved head and neck restraint device
mandatory. All drivers will be required to wear a jacket
and pants or suit meeting SF spec .2A/15, 3.2/20 blowers,
turbos and prochargers.
SN2005 or newer or SFI 31.1, 31.2, 41.1, 41.2 mandatory.
Any supercharged or nitrous assisted vehicle must use a
31.2 or 41.2 full-face helmet. Helmet shield must be down
during run. Helmet removal system mandatory.
Fire Extinguisher System:
5 lb. fire extinguisher system mandatory. Minimum 1 nozzle
on drivers side in front of feet. 1 nozzle in front of
the engine. Safety pins must be red flagged.
(See IHRA general regulations page 112 in IHRA rulebook.)
All drivers must have at least a current IHRA Top
Sportsman Class B license.
Piedmont Dragway reserves the right to make additions
deemed necessary in the interest of safety.
Full bodied cars only, no funny car style bodies. All
vehicles must have working and accessible doors and hoods.
McAmis-Cynergy 5 star bodies are legal for Big Dog.
Wheelbase and Overhang:
Minimum 100 with a 2 variation from left to right.
Maximum wheel base 115, trucks full size 140,
S-10 Dakota or Ranger 125 Front overhang limited to 43
from the front spindle.
Vehicle with less than 43 may add 1 extension to
compensate for the difference, but the extension must be
approved by Piedmont tech and must meet proper height
Minimum 3 from front end to 12 behind the spindle-2
remainder of car.
Four wheel brakes mandatory on all vehicles.
Floater-rear axles required.
All vehicles must be equipped with an IHRA approved
Diapers must be pulled tight not to interfere with the
timing equipment. (Any run that is suspected to be
affected by a low diaper will be reviewed and possibly
disallowed if incremental times detect a major difference
in the vehicles performance.) A carbon fiber or fabricated
aluminum belly pan may be used in lieu of a diaper with a
minimum of 6 attaching points.
22.5 Hoosier DOTs or any slick up to 34.5 only.
Bead locks mandatory on all entries maximum width 16
Liners will be allowed per NHRA rules.
Taillights must be operation during all runs at night.
Must be secured (bolted in). (No exceptions)
Computers / Data Records:
Crew members cannot activate the computer from the
outside, after the vehicle has staged.
Legal. (Ex: Davis Technologies)
Batteries / Starters:
All vehicles must have an onboard bolted on battery.
Drivers must start the vehicle from inside the car.
Maximum of two batteries. Battery jump off will be allowed
behind the wall only. (If a vehicle loses fire inside the
wall it must be able to start on its own. If directed by a
Piedmont official to shutoff, the vehicle will be allowed
a jump start inside the wall one time.)
Blowers. No screw type blowers. 88mm max for twin turbo,
120mm max for single turbo, intercoolers prohibited on
turbos, electronic fuel injection accepted, water
injection allowed on NOS combinations.
The maximum supercharger allowed will be 1471. The maximum
overdrive on any combinations with billet heads and billet
blocks will be 30%. Conventional cast blocks and heads may
run up to 50%.
Any transmission allowed.
Nitro methane prohibited. Fuel checks at the discretion of
the tech department
Maximum of two bottles, 15 lbs maximum per bottle. No
bottle may be turned on until after the burnout is
completed. All nitrous bottles must be within a 5 year
expiration date and have the pressure rating clearly
stamped on the bottle.
Big Block Weight Limits:
Setup Weight Allowed
Nitrous 2250 lbs 730-810 cubic inch 5 bore spacing
Nitrous 2395 lbs Up to 5.3 bore spacing and 925 cubic inch
Blower 2475 lbs Up to 540 cubic inch 5.0 bore spacing
Single Turbo 2475 lbs up to 540 cubic inch 5.0 bore
Twin Turbo 2550 lbs up to 540 cubic inch 5.0 bore spacing
Procharger 2400 lbs up to 540 cubic inch 5.0 bore spacing
Small Block Weight Limits:
Setup Weight Allowed
Automatic w/nitrous 1850 any cubic inch
Automatic w/blower 2475 Up to 450 cubic inch.
Over 450 cubic inch will run at big block weight.
Single Turbo 2400 lbs up to 430 cubic inches
Twin Turbo 2475 lbs up to 430 cubic inches
All engines are subject to P & G at any time. Only a
driver or car owner can protest another participant. It
will be up to Piedmont Tech if such a protest is
warranted. All protests are at the sum of $600.00. If
driver being protested wins protest driver or owner of
such car will receive $300.00. The remaining $300.00 goes
to Piedmont Dragway for their future construction
projects. Race director or race tech may waive, amend or
modify any rule at any time for any single occurrence and
for good cause.