Summit Racing Series

The 2021 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. All classes including Juniors will have Compulink Tru-Start turned on for 2021 season.  All classes except Juniors will be on Auto Start, Juniors will use a manual tree.

The FB Trailers Super Pro class (4.40 – 7.99 – 1/8th 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 Rollins Automotive Pro class (5.70 – 8.99 – 1/8th 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.  Deep Staging will be HONORED be sure DEEP is clearly visible on vehicle.

The Sportsman class runs on the quarter-mile (11.50 – 19.99 1/4 mile ET) and does not allow electronics. No trans brakes. Two-wheel line lock is permitted. OEM electronics, tachometers and single stage rev limiters are permitted. At the 2020 ET Finals the ET break for this class will be 12.00 – 19.99 it is also run in the 1/8th mile at that event. Deep Staging will be HONORED be sure DEEP is clearly visible on vehicle.  The highest finishing High School student in Sportsman points will represent us at the 2020 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, delay boxes must be removed!.  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 (Allen Speed & Machine) class features young racers between the ages of 6-17 competing at speeds of up to 85 mph in half-scale dragsters. For 2020 we will run two classes of Juniors (if overall car count justifies splitting the category).  The Orange flag rule will be enforced for all juniors.  Junior Dragsters must be towed, not pushed back to the pit area. No one under the age of 16 can operate a tow vehicle. No full size tow vehicles permitted! 

Junior Minor for 6-9 year olds with a 12.90 ET limit and 10 – 12 year olds with an 8.90 ET limit.  6-9 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.  

Saturdays (check schedule for dates & gate open times)

RACE ENTRY FEES:

  • Super Pro | $65 per car/driver entry*
  • Pro | $55 per car/driver entry*
  • Sportsman & MX | $40 per car/driver entry*
  • Jr. Dragster | $30 per car/driver entry*
  • Crew | $15
  • Adult Spectators | $15
  • 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.

What is a Bracket Race?  
A bracket drag race is a straight-line acceleration contest between two cars, usually starting at different times, from a standing start over a specified distance, usually a quarter-mile or an eighth-mile. Racers line up in front of a countdown device called a Christmas Tree. When they leave the starting line, timers record how long it takes them to reach the finish line. This is called elapsed time, or ET for short. Top speed is also recorded.  


Getting Started:  
The best way to get your feet wet is to go to a “test and tune” session (most tracks have them weekly). For a small fee, you can practice your starting line procedure, learn how the car reacts to tuning changes, and make passes down the track without the pressure of racing against someone. You should also take time to watch how other racers do things, and most importantly, ask questions. Most racers will be happy to give you pointers on improving your technique.   

Competing:
When you’re ready to race against other people, you can compete in your track’s weekly series. Your car will be put in a category, or class, based on the elapsed time of your car. Top speed is not a factor in bracket racing. You will need to determine how quick you think your car will be. This is called the dial-in. When you are matched up with another car, the dial-ins are compared, and the slower car is given a head start equal to the difference between the two. To win, you want to run as close to your dial-in as possible without going faster, or “breaking out.”  

Click here for the Full “Drag Racing 101” Brochure by Summit Racing Equipment

2021 ET Bracket Series Rulebook

Summit Racing Series Info

Points Fund Program

Junior Drag Racing League

Be a Winner, Be a Member Program

Competition License & Physical Forms


Upcoming Events

  1. Summit Series Bracket Race #10

    June 26 @ 2:00 pm
  2. Friday Night Street Legal Madness

    July 2 @ 6:00 pm
  3. All Welcome Test-and-Tune

    July 10 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Summit Series Bracket Race #11

    July 17 @ 2:00 pm
  5. Slicks & Radials Test-and-Tune

    July 24 @ 4:00 pm