2018 Big Dog Shootout Rules

Rules updated July 12, 2018

1. Only Slicks under 35” are allowed.

2. Cars must meet all NHRA and or IHRA Safety Rules.

3. Must comply with Pro Modified Safety Rules & Regulations

4. Protective Clothing – Drivers suit or jacket, pants, gloves, and shoes must meet SFI 3.2A/15 specification for Nitrous entries. Driver’s suit or jacket, pants, gloves, and boots must meet SFI 3.2A/20 specification for Super Charged entries. Head & Neck restraint mandatory. Head sock recommended. NO EXCEPTION ON SAFETY EQUIPMENT. GET IT OR DON’T RACE.

5. Helmet SN 2005 or newer.

6. Engine Diapers and Belly Pan Systems mandatory.

7. Nitrous entries limited to no more than ( 2 ) two systems and ( 2 ) two 10 lb bottles or ( 1 ) one 15 lb bottle.
No more than ( 1 ) one power adder

8. No Turbo's, Pro Charged Hemi's, or Super Charged Hemi's Allowed. Naturally Aspirated Hemi's Allowed.

9. No Double Plate NOS systems allowed on 2 carburetor setups

10. Only single carburetors can use plate system

11. Delay Boxes legal

12. All 3rd, 4th, 5th, ect, Nitrous systems MUST BE CAPPED and WIRES DISCONNECTED where applicable.

13. No trash can solenoids.


15. No solenoids bigger than .125

16. Brake Rule; During Qualifying if a competitor breaks before taking the waterbox, he or she will be allowed to run at the end of the line, if at the end of the line they will get five minutes. If he or she breaks after taking the waterbox it is a failed qualifying attempt and cannot be made up. During Eliminations if a competitor takes the water box and then breaks, loses fire and cannot restart the race car without help He or She will be disqualified. In the event a competitor has a problem before His or Her Elimination run, it will be at the opponent’s discretion weather He or She will wait to the end of the round to make their run.

17. Progressives allowed

18. Traction Control allowed

19. No Push systems

20. No Lock Up Converters and or Transmissions Allowed in Big Dog Competition. Any Lock Up Combination, Equipment, Parts, ect must be disabled and rendered Non Functional.
The Technical staff at Piedmont Dragway reserves the right to at Anytime request and review ANY and ALL run data to determine if there is any rule infraction regarding the use of Lock Up Converters and or Transmissions.

Weight Limits

4.840 Bore Space Up To 648 Cubic Inches NOS 2325
4.840 Bore Space Up To 740 Cubic Inches NOS 2400
5.000 Bore Space Up To 762 Cubic Inches NOS 2450
5.000 Bore Space Over 762 Cubic Inches NOS 2480
5.000 Bore Space Up To 825 Cubic Inches No Power Adder 2300
481X or Chevy Up To 540 Cubic Inches Super Charged 2575
1471 CAST ONLY Super Charger Limited To Maximum of 29% Over Drive.
Small Block Nitrous NOS 2200
Chevy Up To 540 Cubic Inches Pro Charger - 2600 Lbs
F-1-X-12 Maximum Pro Charger Allowed with Blow Through Carburetor Only, ( NO FUEL INJECTION ALLOWED )

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.


ONE DAY EVENT (8 Car Field)
$3000.00 Win
$1000 Runner Up
$700 Semis
$500 1st Round Loser
Car & Driver free, all crew members pay general admission
No charge to enter the points in this series

10 points awarded for Car passing tech

Qualified cars:
1st 8 pts.,
2nd 7 pts.,
3rd 6 pts.,
4th 5 pts.,
5th 4 pts.,
6th 3 pts.,
7th 2 pts.,
8th 1 point

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 matchups

The fastest 2 1st round losers and the 9 and 10 qualifiers will run one another,
winner gets $200 loser gets $100. You must take the tree under power to win the money.

Year-end Payout will be announced later

Piedmont Dragway reserves the right to modify rules in the interest of competition if necessary.