2018 Big Dog Shootout Rules

Rules update January 13, 2018

1. Only Slicks under 35Ē 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 Ė Drivers suit or jacket, pants, gloves, and shoes must meet SFI 3.2A/15 specification for Nitrous entries. Driverís 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 DONíT 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 Turbos , Prochargers , or Super Charged Hemiís 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 He or She will have to the end of the round to make His or Her run for that round ONLY. During Eliminations if a competitor takes the water box and then breaks, looses fire and can not restart the race car 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 opponents 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 can be used in competition, if on a car it must be disconnected and sealed off by a track official and will be checked before and after any runs during competition.

Weight Limits

4.840 Bore Space Up To 648 Cubic Inches NOS 2350
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

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

Year-end Payout will be announced later

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