Rules and Requirements

2020 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 10 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. (No Burnouts anytime, racing in any manner, wheelies, dangerous stunts, and when warming up, if your vehicle is running it should be on stands, or have a driver in it, or on it all times. Vehicles should not be left running unattended at anytime.
  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/dial boards 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, and the timing system will automatically time you out, and red-light you, in competition if this time limit is violated. Deep staging, is allowed in all classes please put deep on your car so starter and tower will be aware, it is the racers responsibility to get in deep in a timely manner!. Courtesy staging is recommended in all classes!
  6. Re Runs, in the rare occasion of re-run, drivers must re-run with 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. Centerline. It is not acceptable in any class at any time to cross or touch the centerline 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 effected 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 run it is not acceptable for a racer to protest 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 devise deemed un-acceptable 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. 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 and you end up running somebody you will be awarded lane choice)
  13. 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, Novice, Sportsman, Street Bike, Pro, Super Pro, and Pro Bike.
  14. 14 Gate Times, Start Times, and Eliminations. We typically start down the track one hour after gates open, we will try to run 2 time trials but there is no guarantee that we get three. Eliminations will start after time trials are completed 
  15. 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 be in lanes ready to go prior to last pair getting in water box).
  16. 16 Buy Backs, There are two rounds of Buy Backs in all classes with the exception of Pro Bike.
  17. 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 brake 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.
  18. 18 Passengers are not allowed during regular races.
  19. 19 Weather/Rain out 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. 20 Cash Refunds, we do not give cash refunds at all. Please be aware of this as you enter the facility.
  21. 21 Time only’s. These can run with time trials prior to eliminations! After eliminations have began we will run one round of time trials every round starting at the third round of competition on all races with the exception of Nationals races.


Basic Class Descriptions for KID points Races

Junior Dragster, this class is open for children from 5 to 17. The purse is guaranteed for all points races! And the children can refer to the Junior Drag racing rule book for specific safety guidelines in this class. We will have a JDRL race one time this year where special JDRL plaques will be given to the winners. Juniors are a 1/8th mile dial in class, and the fastest a car can dial is 7.90. Age limits are enforced for dial limitations. (Auto Start is off)

Novice, this is a beginning class where contestants can compete for trophies while learning how to race. It pays a trophy/Jacket to first, (second, and third will get a trophy). It is a ¼ mile class. There are no purses just trophies and plaques. You can buy back first or second round and it is a great place to learn how to race in a non-threatening atmosphere. ET break 12.0 and slower

Street Bike. This is a quarter mile no-electronics class for motorcycles. The purse is guaranteed. This is the ultimate class to come out and run, if you have a street legal bike without a delay box, or wheelie bars! Slowest you can dial is 18.99.

Pro Bike. Pro Bike is for full competition drag bikes. There is only one buy-back round. Eight second elapsed times are the norm, and the slowest you can dial is 12.99. These racers race for a $500.00 purse, and it is the highest paying motorcycle bracket class in Kansas. For series dates please see Pro Bike schedule and payout for 2019. Our Pro Bike Class is where our motorcycle contestants come from that go to the ET Finals in September.

Sportsman Class, At Kid we are known for our Sportsman racers. The fastest you can dial is 12.00 and this is where the real competition starts for a bracket racer. A majority of our high school racers also compete in Sportsman as well. Sportsman is a true foot braking class, transmission breaks are not allowed. Two steps are allowed on the starting line for manual transmission cars, or it can be activated by a brake switch to help with rollout on cars with automatics, (see NHRA stock eliminator rules). PS No Dragsters, tube frame cars, no center-steer cars, allowed 

Pro Eliminator. This is where the competition really starts at KID. Everything is legal but a delay box. When going to the ET Finals the competitors are limited to a 9 second flat ET. The slowest you can dial is 14.99. (Motorcycles are allowed)

Super Pro!  1/8th mile. Be ready for door to door racing at 150 plus miles per hour as the best drivers in our sport battle head to head! All electronics accepted by NHRA are legal, and Crosstalk will be on at all times.  8.00 and faster minimum dial in (Motorcycles are allowed)

– Sincerely Kansas International Dragway