Rules and Requirements

2019 Rules 

 

1. The only people allowed to operate a pit vehicle at all at KID are people with a valid driver’s license over the age of 16. The speed limit in the pit area is ten mph for all vehicles in pits. Skateboards and Razors are NOT allowed, and no horseplay will be tolerated.

2. Any exhibition of speed in the pit area is not allowed. There should be no burnouts at any time. There should be no; racing in any manner, wheelies, or dangerous stunts. When warming up, if your vehicle is running it should be on stands or have a driver in it. Vehicles should not be left running unattended at any time. * Jr Dragsters may not drive back to the pit area*

3. Crosstalk will remain on during eliminations in our classes that allow electronics.

4. Dial INS, are to be displayed in such a way as they are visible to the tower, (computer operator) at all times. You cannot change your dial in once you cross the line at the front of your staging lane. Juniors cannot change their dial in once they are in the water box. Dial in accuracy is the responsibility of the driver, drivers should check to make sure their dial in is correct prior to staging; this can be done by viewing the scoreboards prior to staging. Your dial-in is not a secret, so make it very visible to everybody at track. Failure to do so consistently will result in disqualification.

5. Time Limits, racers have two minutes to enter the water box once they have been directed to do so. Only start burnouts when directed to do so by KID personnel. Once your opponent has pre-staged, you have 30 seconds to do the same.The Electronics classes and cars without front brakes are the only cars that can burn out across the starting line. Once your opponent has staged you have 7 seconds to do the same, the timing system will automatically time you out, and red-light you, in competition if this time limit is violated. Deep staging, and or over-staging will get you disqualified from competition in all classes but Trophy and Junior Dragster. Over staging is defined as going in too far forward and turning off the pre-stage light while your opponent is staged or pre-staged. Courtesy staging is recommended If a driver fails to courtesy stage (lights the pre-stage and stage beams without his opponent) he might be pulled back by the starter or he can backup on his own. When this happens, the opposing driver will be given extra time to get staged, when official catches it. If a driver does this twice in the same race, and his opponent is within 1 foot of the Pre-stage beams, the driver will be disqualified. In the competition, in the classes, deep staging is not allowed, once the tree is active if your car rolls backward out of the stage light, you will be red lighted. If you are in Deep when the tree is activated, (by the starter or computer), you will be red lighted, automatically by the timing system immediately. When you stage right or wrong you are accepting the dial-ins, and this is the driver’s responsibility. If you fail to stage within 7 seconds of your opponent, you will be red lighted. If you get double bulbed, we will take that into consideration and give you more time.

6. Re-Runs, in the rare occasion of re-run, drivers must re-run with the same dial INS and lanes that they originally competed in. In the event of re-run, racers will be allowed to cool cars down 10 minutes.

7. Center line. It is not acceptable in any class at any time to cross or touch the center line of the drag strip, during competition unless you are competing with a bye run.

8. Unsafe Acts. Excessive braking, to scrub off et is not acceptable. If an official sees you and thinks that you are riding the brakes too hard in competition, (or time trials) you will be disqualified. (After one warning) Your opponent who lost the race will not be put back in unless done so by an official on the basis that the (unsafe act) somehow affected your ability to compete. If you have damaged your car in competition, it is up to the official to let you compete even if you have won the round. If your car is found to be defective during competition you can be disqualified, this, however, does not give your competition the right to get back into the race.

9. Tail lights. All race vehicles are required to have a tail light on when facility lights are turned on.

10. Enforcement of the rules is up to the officials after a race is ran it is not acceptable for a racer to protest the race. If you have a problem with what is going on, please get starters attention prior to staging or pre-staging. It is not acceptable for a car or bike running in a No-Electronics class to have a delay box or any electronic device deemed unacceptable by KID officials. The only times we should ever hear a two-step rev limiter is: on the starting line, (class determines activation). Within 300 feet of the finish line, (top end rev limiter). Down track stuttering is not allowed, unless by accident, and it should not be accidentally happening every round.

11. Technical Inspection. All cars need to be tech inspected daily, cars with ETI inspection still need to visit tech each race day. Racers should check brakes every race day, it is acceptable for officials to sit in your car and check brakes. Track Manager can sign tech card when technical inspection directs racer to seek management approval.

12. BYE RUNS, First round bye runs are random, after that it will be the best winning reaction time. Competition Bye runs are not considered to be bye runs. (if you are pulled for a bye run you must take it unless you have already had one) if you end up running somebody, you will be awarded lane choice.

13. Run Order, at all points events we will try to keep the same run order all year, this might have to be altered from time to time because of car count, shows, and oil downs. We will typically run from the slowest class to fastest, example Junior, Sportsman, Street Bike, Pro, Super Pro, Pro Bike.

14. Gate Times, Start Times, and Eliminations. We typically start down the track one hour after gates open, we will try to run 3-time trials but there is no guarantee that we get three. Eliminations will start after time trials are completed.

15. Running multiple classes. Running multiple classes is legal, but the racer will not get guaranteed cool down time. The vehicle must meet class requirements in each round, (IE delay boxes need to be out of the vehicle during pro and sportsman, and street Bike). And the vehicle and driver will need to make the call. (Definition is in lanes ready to go prior to last pair getting in the water box).

16. Buy Backs, There are two rounds of Buy Backs, you may only buy back first OR second round. Pro Bike is first round only for buy backs.

17. Break Policy if your car breaks during a run in time trials the gate will issue a voucher good for your race fee –a $25 test and tune fee. If you break during eliminations, there will not be any refund period. If you break prior to making any runs at all, you will get a voucher good for your entry – the daily spectator fee. No refund will be given if you wish to receive points.

18. Passengers, Not allowed during regular races or test and tunes.

19. Weather/Rainout Policy: If a race is rained out prior to eliminations, the racers will receive a full credit good to use anytime during the season. If we get into eliminations the classes that do so will split prize money, and then we will have the race satisfied, no spectator credits will be assigned after eliminations have begun. Any buybacks that did not get to run will be assigned a full credit.

20. Cash Refunds, we do not give cash refunds at all. Please be aware of this as you enter the facility.

21. Long pants, closed toe shoes, and sleeves must be worn by anyone operating a vehicle down the track.