Summit Racing Series Rules

The 2019 Summit ET Series at Gainesville Raceway will feature 6 classes of racing, including Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Super Pro Bike, Pro Bike, and Jr. Dragsters.

The Super Pro class (4.40 – 7.99 – 8th mile ET) our quickest racers with both open and full-bodied cars and allows delay boxes and timed throttle stops.  No down track stutter boxes permitted.

The Pro class (5.70 – 8.99 – 8th mile ET) is for all non-electronic cars (no delay boxes or timed throttle stops). Trans-brake, 4 wheel line lock and automated shifters are allowed. Vehicles running between 5.70 and 6.39 must meet all applicable rules as listed in NHRA Rule Book.

The Sportsman class runs on the quarter-mile (11.50 – 19.99 1/4 mile ET) and does not allow electronics. No trans brakes or 4 wheel line locks permitted in this class.  Automated shifters not allowed unless OEM.  2 wheel line lock is permitted. OEM electronics, tachometers and single stage rev limiters are permitted. At the 2019 ET Finals the ET break for this class will be 12.00 – 19.99. The highest finishing High School student in Sportsman points will represent us at the 2019 Summit ET Finals

The Super Pro ET Bike class runs on the eighth-mile (4.50 – 10.49) permits delay boxes and timed throttle stops.  No down track stutter boxes permitted.  All racers in this class must meet all applicable NHRA rules. Eligible for track and Summit ET points.

The Pro ET Bike class runs on the eighth-mile (4.50 – 10.49) and does not allow delay boxes and timed throttle stops.  No down track stutter boxes permitted.  All racers in this class must meet all applicable NHRA rules. Eligible for track and Summit ET points.

Jr. Dragsters class features young racers between the ages of 8-17 competing at speeds of up to 85 mph in half-scale dragsters. For 2019 we will run two classes of Juniors (if overall car count justifies splitting the category)

Junior Minor for 8-9 year olds with a 12.90 ET limit and 10 – 12 year olds with an 8.90 ET limit.  8-9 year olds will be allowed one (1) pushback by starter, by driver raising hand, engine may not be touched by crew chief once car has entered the pre-stage beam on the starting line.

Junior Major is for 13 – 18 year olds with a 7.90 ET limit.  The Orange flag rule will be enforced for all juniors.  Vehicles must be towed, not pushed back to the pits area but no one under the age of 16 is allowed to operate tow vehicle.  No full size tow vehicles permitted! 

Saturdays (check schedule for dates & gate open times)

RACE ENTRY FEES:

  • Super Pro……………………………. $60 per car/driver entry*
  • Pro…………….……………………$50 per car/driver entry*
  • Sportsman & MX……………………$35 per car/driver entry*
  • Jr. Dragster  ………………….……….$25 per car/driver entry*
  • Adult Spectators & Crew……………………………………. $10
  • Children under 12 FREE with paying adult

RUN ORDER

Please refer to the official Handout you receive at the gate each race or see the “Raceway Schedule” or reference the event information located on the gainesvilleraceway.com home page for the most recent times and event schedule. Event details may have been modified or altered to better fit seasonal weather patterns or based off of racer input. It is your responsibility to be in lanes when your class is pulled out.  Time Trial Run order will be: Jr Dragster, Sportsman, Pro, Super Pro Bike, Super Pro, Pro Bike.

Dial in for Dollars: $10 entry fee. All money will go into one pot. Electronics and Footbrake will run together 1/8 mile and Street classes will run 1/4 mile. Jr. Dragsters can run for a Trophy (no cash payout). The driver closest to their dial-in without breaking out will be the winner. Cannot win D4$ on a red light (Must be a green light to be an eligible run). Tie breakers will be determined as follows: Best reaction time wins, if there’s still a tie, win goes to the Racer to run it first. Note: Dial in for Dollars is not a qualifying run!!!    

CLASSES:

Super Pro Eliminator

  • 1/8th Mile Format – $25 Buy Back – 1st round only
  • Points awarded to Buy Backs for winning rounds
  • Those entered into points fund will earn Track and Summit ET points
  • Bye run – 1st round based on best reaction time from 2nd Time Trial session. Subsequent bye runs based on best reaction time from previous round.

Pro Eliminator

  • 1/8TH Mile Format – $25 Buy Back – 1st round only
  • Points awarded to Buy Backs for winning rounds
  • Those entered into points fund will earn Track and Summit ET Team points
  • Bye run – 1st round based on best reaction time from 2nd Time Trial session. Subsequent bye runs based on best reaction time from previous round. 

Sportsman, Super Pro Bike, and Pro Bike Eliminators

  • Sportsman runs a ¼ Mile Format
  • Motorcycles run a 1/8 Mile format
  • $15 Buy Back – 1st round only
  • Points awarded to Buy Backs for winning rounds
  • Those entered into points fund will earn Track & Summit ET points 

Jr. Dragster – 1/8th Mile Format

  • $15 Buy Back – 1st round only – Points awarded to Buy Backs for winning rounds
  • Those entered into points fund will earn Track and Division points

BUY BACKS: 1st round losers report to race control ASAP. Buy Backs are eligible for winning rounds only.

The class requirements above are not intended to supersede the 2018 NHRA Rule Book and are intended only as a Quick Reference guide for class requirements.  Remember that if the Rulebook does not say you cannot do something, it does not mean that it is OKAY to do it.


Upcoming Events

  1. Import Face-Off

    November 1 @ 8:00 am
  2. All Harley Drag Race Association 2020 World Finals

    November 7 @ 8:00 am - November 8 @ 6:00 pm
  3. Frank Hawley Drag Racing School Gas Class

    November 10 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Box-No Box Bracket Race

    November 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  5. 352 Shootout

    November 21