Rules

Spirit

  • All rules of the Midwest Jr. Super Series are designed on a simple premise – Junior Drag Racing is a sport designed for the fun and enjoyment of the whole family.
  • The spirit and intent of that principle is the standard by which the series is guided. The rules and regulations set forth are as complete as the Midwest Jr. Super Series can make them at this time. However, it is impossible to craft rules that cover every contingency. When an unforeseen circumstance arises that tests the spirit and intent of the rules, event officials are authorized to decide whether an equipment change or design is an attempt to “beat” the rules.
  • Event officials can and will disqualify an entry in violation of this spirit and intent rule. Officials shall have the right to correct conditions not in compliance with the spirit and intent of regulations.

General Rules

  • NHRA rules will apply to all NHRA approved classes.
  • The attachment of the kill switch wire to the back of the ignition coil must be by permanent method. Acceptable methods include soldering or bolting. The connection must also be encased in clear silicone to reduce vibration and for inspection purposes.
  • No exceptions, any car that is started in the staging area must have the driver in the seat and the drive belt must be off.
  • The connection of the kill switch wire to the chassis wiring must be by a positive locking method. Acceptable methods include bolting or plug type connect.
  • Any documented violation of age, engine capacity rules or falsification of documents may result in a minimum six race suspension, a cash fine, and/or loss of all series points.
  • Deep staging permitted (but not guaranteed) in all classes. Competitors that deep stage should be aware that the Tree can be activated at any time after both Pre-Stage bulbs are lit. The Auto-Start system will not be overridden for any competitor choosing to deep stage. “DEEP” must be written on the car in plane site for the Starter and competitors to see. (Auto Start will be OFF for the following classes, 5-7 Year olds, 8-9 Year olds, 13.90 Index and 11.90 Index). Updated 19 June 2014
  • Courtesy staging is recommended at all times in all classes. Once a car is Pre-staged, Only the Starter may touch the car. There will be NO pullbacks in any class during eliminations. During Time runs the Starter has the discretion to pull back a 5-9 Year Old competitor. If a 5-9 Year Old competitor wants a Pull-back during Time runs, the competitor should immediately signal the starter by raising both hands in the air. There will be no re-runs due to a staging mistake by any competitor. Updated 19 June 2014
  • No touching of the car after the pre-stage light is on. Result, First Time warning. Repeated non-compliance will result in disqualification at the discretion of the Starter/Series Official.
  • No treating/prepping tires past the water box.
  • Auto Start will be used in all classes, except, 13.90 Index, 12.90 Index, 5-7 Year Olds and 8 & 9 Year Old Age Group.
  • Must hold a NHRA/IHRA competition license.
  • Bye Runs: The first round bye will go to the competitor with the best reaction time from the time runs, while the second round bye run will go to the winning racer with the best reaction time in round one and so forth. Any ties in reaction time during the time trial / following rounds for the bye will be broken by whichever racer accomplishes the reaction time first. If there is an even amount of racers, the selected bye run participant will be given lane choice in that pair. A competitor will be allowed only one chance for a bye run before going on the ladder. A Bye run will carry over to the next round until they go on the ladder. Single/Bye Runs: car must stage under its own power to claim round win. Updated 19 June 2014
  • Ladder at 8 cars. Ladder will be based on best reaction time from the previous round of eliminations. The eliminator ladder will follow the NHRA Sportsman Ladder system (i.e., In a 8 car field, 1 would race 5, 2 would race 6, 3 would race 7, and 4 would race 8). A competitor whom previously received a bye run (before going on the Ladder) may receive another bye run once we ladder the field. If there are an odd number of cars in the first round on the ladder, the competitor with the best reaction time from the previous round of competition will be laddered to have the bye run. Byes will not be carried over on to the ladder. The ladder will not be changed once it has been set. Lane choice will be determined by the reaction time from the previous round of competition. The participant with the better reaction time will have lane choice. Updated 19 June 2014
  • Age: a driver’s competition age is the actual attained age as of January 1, 2014. A driver who ages up during the year may continue to compete in the class they started the year in, or may move to a higher class once their actual attained age qualifies them.
  • Protests: Any protest or question must be voiced PRIOR to the participant staging their car/activating the Tree.
  • Championship Points Tie Breakers
    1. Most Event Wins
    2. Most Event R/U’s
    3. Most Semi’s
    4. Most Events attended

ET limits for practice and eliminations for NHRA Approved Classes

  • 5 Year olds, single time runs ONLY
  • 13.90 Index and 6 & 7 Age Group.
    • Any driver who exceeds 13.70 will receive one warning. After the warning, a second offense will result in disqualification from the class. Updated 19 June 2014
  • 11.90 Index and 8 & 9 Age Group.
    • Any driver who exceeds 11.70 will receive one warning. After the warning, a second offense will result in disqualification from the class.
  • 8.90 And 10-12 Age Group.
    • Any driver who exceeds 8.70 will receive one warning. After the warning, a second offense will result in disqualification from the class.
  • 7.90 Index, Super Quick, and 15 & up Age Group.
    • Any driver who exceeds 7.70 will receive one warning. After the warning, a second offense will result in disqualification from the class, and loss of all series points earned in the class event.

Special Conditions

  • 10-12 Bracket class Maximum E.T. limit = 8.90 sec
  • 11.90 Index class reserved for 8 & 9 Year Olds only.
  • 13.90 Index class reserved for 6 & 7 Year Olds only.

Updated 19 June 2014

Participants

  • Participants include drivers AND crew members. Participants are expected AT ALL TIMES to conduct themselves in a professional and non-disruptive manner.
  • Any participant that:
    1. Verbally or physically threatens another participant or other person
    2. Uses vulgar or derogatory language
    3. Engages in unsportsmanlike conduct or conduct detrimental to the sport of Junior Drag Racing.
    4. Causes or contributes to the destruction of property
    5. Or creates a condition or circumstance that is unsafe, unfair, or out of order, may be excluded, disqualified, or asked to leave the event.

330 Outlaw

  • Ignition-Battery required ignition systems prohibited, O.E.M. “Magneto” style ignition accepted.
  • Mechanical kill switch mandatory. The attachment of the kill switch wire to the back of the ignition coil must be by a permanent method. Acceptable methods include soldering or bolting. The connection must also be encased in clear silicone to reduce vibration and for inspection purposes.
  • The connection of the kill switch wire to the chassis wiring must be by a positive locking device.
  • The weight tank may not protrude more than 10″ past the circumference of the rear tires and may not be mounted above the rear tires.
  • Tire warmers are prohibited.
  • Tire covers must be removed prior to crossing the water-box OR before the engine is started.
  • The area and procedure for starting the engine will be defined by the officials on an event to event basis based on the track layout. Only one restart after the car has passed the water box.
  • Once one Pre-Stage bulb is lit, neither competitor may restart their racecar. If either competitor’s car shuts off, while one Pre-Stage bulb is lit, they forfeit the round.
  • Procedure for weighing cars: If a car is determined to be under weight on the first examination, the car will be removed from the scale and the unit will be re-zeroed/calibrated. The car will then be re-weighed ONE time. The decision of the official will be final.
  • Absolutely no touching of the cars by anyone except race officials until the car has passed the scales.
  • Mandatory engine inspection. Winner and Runner-Up will be Teched in a timely fashion following the final round. No winnings will be issued until tech has been completed. Record setting engines must also be inspected for the record to become official.  Additional random engine inspections may be performed at any time at the discretion of the race official.
  • Engine oil may not contain any power additives or oxygen bearing materials.  Samples may be taken at any time to insure compliance.
  • A participant may not set the idle speed using the throttle cable. Idle speed must be set by a standalone method. (i.e. Standard Mikuni Slide Adjustment, Carburetor Top Adjusters, etc.)

This ruling is strictly for safety purposes. As the idle speed is set using the throttle cable, the adjustment on a driver’s pedal stop is changed. This can result in a driver’s throttle hanging at the finish line.

Engines

  • For Engines 3.750″ Bore, Max 3.753″
    • Maximum Stroke = 3.00″
    • Minimum Weight (Car & Driver) = 460 lb
  • For Engines 3.550″ Bore, Max 3.553”
    • Maximum Stroke = 3.00″
    • Minimum Weight (Car & Driver) = 415 lbs, Terminator/Haddock Block
    • Minimum Weight (Car & Driver) = 410 lbs, Rhino Block
  • For Engines 3.310” Bore, Max 3.313”
    • Maximum Stroke = 3.00″
    • Weight = 360 lbs
  • Engines must be flat head – two valve – normally aspirated.
  • Vacuum pumps are prohibited.

Crank Case Ventilation Rules:

  1. Maximum of one Breather Tank per entry.
  2. Breather Tank must be mounted behind Deflector Shield. Tank may be mounted anywhere on back half of the racecar.
  3. Maximum of 3 vent hoses from Engine to Tank.
  4. Maximum of 3/4″ I.D. hoses from Engine to Tank.
  5. Maximum combined length of vent hoses of 15 ft.
    • No computer controlled engine/clutch components or engine control systems of any kind (i.e. engine management systems – programmable ignitions – fuel control systems – clutch control systems).
    • No computer controlled engine/clutch components or engine control systems of any kind (i.e. engine management systems – programmable ignitions – fuel control systems – clutch control systems).
    • No external mechanically controlled fuel/ignition/clutch components or systems of any kind. (i.e. externally activated fuel control, no switches activated via the clutch, no movable ignition coil mount systems).
    • Oxygen Sensors prohibited.

Fuel System Rules:

  1. Maximum Fuel Tank Capacity = 1 Quart.
  2. Fuel Lines must be routed as directly as possible to Carburetor. (i.e. No wrapping Fuel Lines multiple times around Intake Manifold, etc.)
  3. Maximum of 3 ft of Fuel Line per entry.
  4. Maximum of 1 Fuel Filter.
  5. Maximum Fuel Log Size: 4″ Length x 1 1/4″ O.D.
  6. Maximum of 1 By-Pass Line from Fuel Log to Fuel Tank.
  7. Fuel pumps must be pulsed from the manifold.
  8. No electric or battery fuel pumps of any kind allowed.

330 Points System

  1. Championship points will be awarded to the driver of the car.
  2. How Points are earned
    • 10 points to attempt to Qualify (1 Qualifying attempt required)
    • 10 points for each round Win
    • Winner receives 10 points, R/U receives 5 points
    • Qualifying Position Points
      • 1st = 8 points
      • 2nd = 7 Points
      • 3rd = 6 Points
      • 4th = 5 Points
      • 5th-6th = 4 Points
      • 7th-8th = 3 Points
      • 9th-12th = 2 Points
      • 13th-16th = 1 Point

330 Participants

  • Minimum age in 2014 is 13 years old. If a driver starts the season at age 17, and turns 18 during the season, they may complete the remainder of the season. Participants who wish to continue to compete in the 330 Outlaw class after their 18th Birthday may obtain a Jr. Comp license. This applies to the 330 Outlaw class only.
  • Age: a driver’s competition age is his/her actual age as of the day in question.
  • Proof of age may be required (i.e. certified birth certificates).
  • Driver’s performance and abilities are subject to review at any time.
  • Any driver deemed not properly qualified and/or experienced may be excluded at any time by the race officials.

Fuel and Staging

  • VP Racing Fuel
  • Any 330 Outlaw car not in the lanes when the first 330 Outlaw cars are started, will forfeit the pass.
  • Power Mist, Propylene Oxide, Sterno, or any other power adder PROHIBITED. Random checks will be performed.
  • .400 Pro Tree
  • Two crew members only past or beyond the water box. This is considered a restricted area.
  • Crew members must also sign the hosting tracks release form.
  • Deep Staging PERMITTED.
  • No pullbacks at any time. If a car goes deep during qualifying, the run will start from the deep position.

Qualifying

  • Ladder:
    1. Eliminations will be run on a Pro Ladder.
    2. Standard 16 Car Ladder.
    3. In the event that there are more than 16 cars, a 32 car Pro Ladder will be used. The use of this ladder will ensure that from 2nd round on, there are no Bye runs. In order to save time, all first round Bye runs will be run in pairs with the Faster  car having lane choice.
  • Bye Runs:
    • If you have a Bye-Run you have automatically won that round.
    • You DO NOT have to make your Bye-Run to advance to the next round. If you choose not to make your Bye-Run you automatically forfeit lane choice for the following round.
    • YOU CAN NOT LOSE ON A BYE RUN.
    • If you choose to make your Bye-Run, for your E.T. to count for the next round’s
    • Lane choice you must cross the scales and make weight.
    • Maximum field, 32 cars.
    • Lane choice for first round qualifying will be done by draw. Second round qualifying will be run in the opposite lane from the first. Third qualifying attempt must be made in the lane used in the first round of qualifying.
  • Failure to run in the opposite lane from the first pass will forfeit the second pass.
  • After the cars are paired for qualifying, if you miss your position in the order, the run is forfeited.
  • The use of saran/plastic wrap is prohibited.  Only the use of tire covers is allowed for the purpose of keeping the tires prepared for racing.

Lane Choice

  • Lane choice goes to lowest qualifier in round 1. Quicker car from previous round gets lane choice in following rounds.

Midwest Jr. Super Series holds the right to amend any or all rules to this series at any time.

 

Updated 19 June 2014