Big Dog Shootout Rules
Updated: Nov. 9, 2019
1. Only Slicks under 35” allowed
2. All cars must meet and comply with NHRA Pro
Modified Safety rules and Regulations.
3. ALL DRIVERS MUST HAVE A NHRA/PDRA Top
Sportsman or Higher Competition License. No
Exceptions! Competitors will have 60 days
first their 1st Big Dog event to obtain their
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!
5. Helmet Snell 2010 or newer.
6. Engine Diapers and Belly Pan Systems
7. Nitrous entries limited to no more than (2)
two systems and (2) two 10lb bottles or (1)
15lb bottle. No more than (1) power adder.
8. No Turbos or Pro Chargers allowed. No Super
Charged Chrysler Hemi allowed. Naturally
Aspirated Chrysler and Chevy Semi Hemi
9. No Double Plate NOS systems allowed on 2
10. Only single carburetors can use plate
11. Delay boxes are legal.
12. All 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. Nitrous systems
must be capped and wired disconnected where
13. No Trash can solenoids.
14. NO NITRO ALLOWED.
15. No solenoids bigger than .125
16. Break Rule: During qualifying if a
competitor breaks before taking the water box,
She will be allowed to run at the end of the
line and will have 5 minutes to take the water
If He or She breaks after the water box and
has not Pre-Staged it will be the race
directors’ discretion weather to allow the
competitor to make their qualifying attempt.
The racer cannot go back to the water box and
do a second burnout and will be given 60
seconds to stage the car after the track is
clear if the race director allows the vehicle
to make an attempt.
If the competitor has Pre-Staged and breaks it
will be a failed qualifying attempt and not
allowed to be made up.
17. Progressives allowed.
18. Traction control allowed.
19. No Push Systems.
20. No Lockup Transmissions or Convertors
allowed. No externally or internally
controlled fluid manipulation. Maximum Bell
Housing 6.250 inches. Lockup convertors are
prohibited on all combinations. Overdrive
units are prohibited on all combinations.
Manipulation of transmission or convertor
pressure or fluid volume is prohibited. The
Technical Staff at Piedmont Dragway reserves
the right to at any time request and review
any and all run data including Race Pak
parameter settings related to any part of any
run-in question to determine if there is a
rule infraction regarding the use of Lock up
Transmissions and or convertors. At any time
during a qualifying or competition run the
engine/driveshaft ratio goes 1 to 1 it will be
determined that a Lock up Device is being used
and will be grounds for immediate
21. Suspension: No Inertia Shock Absorber and
or Air Ride / Air Bag suspension allowed. No
Ride height altering devices can be active
during a run. No downward directed lighting
allowed at any time during a run should be
inactive once the car enters the race surface
starting at the water box.
4.840 Bore Space up to 648 cubic inches NOS
4.840 Bore Space up to 740 cubic inches NOS
5.000 Bore Space up to 762 cubic inches NOS
5.000 Bore Space from 763 cubic inches NOS up
to a maximum of 800ci NOS 2480lbs
5.000 Bore Space up to 825 cubic inches No
Power Adder 2300.
481X or Chevy Up to 540 cubic inches Super
1471 Cast Only Super Charger limited to
Maximum of 29% Overdrive.
Top Opening of the Super Charger may not
exceed 12 inches in length or 5 inched in
Maximum length from the front of the
supercharger drive pully to the leading edge
of the roto is 15 inches. NO BILLET BLOWERS
Small Block Nitrous 2200lbs
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 protest is warranted. All protest is at
the sum of $600. If driver being protested
wins the protest driver or owner will receive
$300. The remaining $300 goes to Piedmont
Dragway for future construction projects. If
the protested driver is deemed illegal then
all purse that driver would have earned will
be distributed among drivers he defeated and
1st non qualifier. Points will be distributed
Race Director and Tech Director may waive,
amend or modify any rule at anytime for a
single occurrence and for good cause.
ONE DAY EVENT (8 Car Field)
$1000 Runner Up
$500 1st Round Loser
Car & Driver free, all crew members pay
No charge to enter the points in this series
10 points awarded for Car passing tech
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