These rules are specific to All ET
Bracket racing.They do not include
specific rules concerning vehicle technical inspection.For technical questions, consult the most
current edition of the NHRA rulebook.
1.1Every effort will be made to give racers an appropriate
amount of time for cool-down between rounds. Racers purposefully holding up
competition may be disqualified at race director’s discretion.
1.2Upon reaching the head of the staging lanes, all vehicles
must be prepared to fire and race. Failure to fire within an appropriate time
limit is grounds for disqualification.
1.3Burnouts across the starting line are permitted when
designated by category. Vehicles should not cross the starting line under power
on any burnout.
2.1It is up to the driver to verify dial-ins prior to staging.
Dial-ins will be displayed on reader boards in front of the burnout area and on
the scoreboards once the race is set.
2.2If the event of a race delay (track cleanup, weather, etc)
where both vehicles are backed off and shut off for a significant period of
time behind the water box, drivers may change dial-ins.
2.3In the event of a rerun where one or both drivers have
completed or partially completed a run, drivers may change dial-ins prior to
2.4Drivers backed-off and quickly restaged at starter request
are not considered delayed or rerun. Dial-ins may not be changed.
2.5In categories where “Crosstalk” is utilized, vehicles must
have an “N” immediately following the dial-in if the driver does not wish to use crosstalk.
2.5.1No Crosstalk is designated on the scoreboard with a minus(-) sign before the dial-in.
184.108.40.206If the dial-in is less than 10.00, the dial in for crosstalk will show with a lower case "n" on the start line dial-in board. Dial-ins greater than 9.99 will show incorrectly on the dial-in board, so check the scoreboard prior to staging.
3.1When utilized, auto-tree will be used during time trials and
3.2The standard full-tree setting is 6,1.1, 10 denoting approximately 1.7 seconds with a short randomizer
from fully staged to tree count.
3.3The standard pro-tree setting for Chrondek C44 for
motorcycles is 1.3 seconds from fully staged to tree count.
3.4Auto-tree is activated upon pre-stage of both vehicles.
3.5The standard time-out for auto-tree is 10 seconds.
4.1Vehicles missing a round of eliminations, unless they are a
laddered bye and have requested to sit out or are asked to sit, are considered
losers for the missed round.
4.2Vehicles and/or drivers not meeting safety rules for elapsed
times and speeds recorded will be disqualified at race director’s discretion.
4.3Drivers committing unsafe acts or vehicles that exhibit
unsafe characteristics under speed will be disqualified at event director’s
4.4All races are considered valid when the tree counts down.
4.4.1A vehicle that does not leave the starting line, but is
fully staged when the tree counts (receives a green light) is considered a
crosses a boundary or contacts a track fixture (wall, timing block, etc)
disqualified for any post-run rules infraction
5.0Change of Vehicle
5.1Vehicle replacement is not permitted after first round of eliminations,
including eliminations utilizing a buy-back.
5.1.1If an event is rained out and resumed at a much later date,
a competitor may use a different vehicle at race director’s discretion.
5.2.1Prior to the beginning of eliminations, drivers may change
vehicles provided replacement vehicle has passed tech and meets the specific
requirements for the category. Time trials will be provided for the replacement
vehicle at event director discretion.
5.3.1Drivers competing in a replacement vehicle will have all
previous times voided and must re-qualify during designated qualifying
5.3.2Once round one is completed, a vehicle may not be replaced.
6.1Bye runs are determined by ladder position or random draw
6.2In the event in an unladdered category where all remaining
vehicles have had a bye-run, the next bye will be based on a coin toss.
6.3In all-run, unladdered categories, the bye-run driver will
wait until the end of the round to determine if a bye is needed. The bye
vehicle will race the last vehicle in the lanes if the car count is even.
6.4Ladder bye-runs may run at any time in the order.
6.5Vehicles pre-selected for a bye run may be asked to sit out
the run at the event director’s discretion.
6.6Vehicles may sit out a bye run at driver’s option granted
that, upon request, the driver fires the vehicle and shows that is could
7.1.1In the first round of a laddered category, lane choice is
awarded to the higher qualified vehicle.
7.1.2Lane choice for subsequent rounds will be awarded to the
better performance (based on the qualifying format) recorded in the previous
round (Example: based on closer to dial or better reaction time).
7.1.3Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Street and Junior Dragsters are paired using a
standard NHRA sportsman ladder.
7.1.4Motorcycle is paired with a NHRA pro ladder.
7.2.1Pairings will be based on reaction time ladders.
7.2.2Lane choice is determined by reaction time. Best reaction time will
have lane choice.
220.127.116.11In the event
only two lanes are utilized, lane assignments may be determined as the lower
numbered lane automatically assigned to the left lane
18.104.22.168If, at the end
of the round, there are multiple cars left in a single lane, they will be
assigned lanes by the designated track official.
7.3.1If no more than a single round of competition has been
completed prior to a complete rain-out where the race will not be rescheduled
for a significant amount of time (i.e. more than a single day later), the race
director may determine that a new ladder will be generated after an additional
7.3.2A ladder will not be regenerated if at least one laddered
round has been completed before a rain-out.
8.1Vehicles must run in the same lanes during a rerun. Dial-ins
may be changed.
8.2An appropriate amount of time will be afforded racers for
cool-down prior to re-running a race.
9.1 Each category will be awarded points as listed below in the NHRA Points spreadsheet.
9.2Drivers not entering their next respective round of racing will be awarded the previous round points.
9.3Drivers who do not ladder will be awarded 10 show points when a tech card is purchased and is returned to authorized personnel. Refunds and or rainchecks will not be given show points.
9.4 Laddered drivers who do not appear in first round will be awareded first round points according to their respective car count.
10.1During Team Sacramento ET Series events, co-drivers are
permitted only in the Street category.
10.1.1Co-drivers must be at least 16 years of age.
11.1In categories where pairings are based on previous round
performance, buy-backs will be seeded into the bottom of the field based on
11.2If buy-backs are to race each other with only the winners
advancing, pairings will be based on previous round performance.The highest qualified vehicle will receive a
bye if there is an odd number of buy-backs
11.3If buy-backs are not required to race each other or seed
into a ladder, they may enter randomly like a winner.
12.1 Drivers and or crew members who do not conduct themselves in a sportsman like manner at any time will be disqualified from the event and can be disqualified from all events for the remiander of the racing season.Included but not limited to, exhibition of speed, Illegal substances or alcoholic beverages, physical or verbal altercations with racers, crew, staff and spectators. Pit Crew members are the responsibility of the driver.
Suspension of event participation is at the sole discretion of the Event Director.
13.1 All Notifications are mailed to NHRA within seven (7) days of infracted incident. All Drivers may request a review of decisions made on race day and post race notifications with five (5) days.