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Top Dragster Rules

February 05, 2008

TOP DRAGSTER

March 23, 2009

 

Class is for dragster and open bodied altered-type vehicles only.  Altereds must have open front wheels; no full fender and/or running board equipped street roadsters or funny car bodies permitted.  Qualified fields with competition conducted in a dial-in E.T. format.

 

Designation

TD followed by car number. Numbers must be at least four inches high.

 

Refer to the current 2009 NHRA Rulebook and/or rules revisions for additional vehicle/driver requirements, specifications, and general regulations.  Any cars running quicker than 6.00 seconds must meet all comparable requirements for TAD or TAFC.

 

RACE PROCEDURES

Qualifying

Qualified fields as designated by each division will be run based on the NHRA Sportsman ladder.  Divisions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will qualify 32-car fields.  Divisions 1 and 7 will qualify 48-car fields.  Division qualifying rules are as follows:

 

Division 1:

         48-car qualified field w/minimum 7.70 qual. performance required. 

Divisions 2, 3, 4 & 5:

         32-car qualified field.  Maximum dial-in .10 beyond slowest qualifying time, no slower than 7.70.

Division 6:

         32-car qualified field.  Maximum dial-in .20 beyond individual qualifying time, no slower than 7.99.

Division 7:

         48-car qualified field.  Maximum dial-in .20 beyond individual qualifying time, no slower than 7.99.

 

Points

A driver's best five finishes of the first eight NHRA Top Dragster races attended will count toward a division championship. At the time a driver enters a divisional event for the first time of the season, it is required that said driver declare which NHRA division is to be his or her home division. That division will become his or her home division for the season. Up to two "out-of-division" races may be counted. Once a driver has competed for points at the maximum number of eight Top Dragster events, the driver may compete at additional events but will not receive additional NHRA points. To be eligible for official NHRA Top Dragster points and subsequent postseason awards, a contestant must participate at a minimum of three races within his or her home division.

 

Points are awarded at all NHRA Top Dragster events as follows:

 

Actual

Field size

1st Rd.

loser

2nd Rd.

loser

3rd Rd.

loser

4th Rd.

loser

5th Rd.

loser

R/U

Win

4 or fewer

33

 

 

 

 

64

85

5 to 8

32

43

 

 

 

64

85

9 to 16

31

42

53

 

 

64

85

17 to 32

30

41

52

63

 

74

95

33 to 48

30

40

51

62

73

84

105

 

Additional points are awarded as follows for qualifying positions for racers claiming Division 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 as their home division:

1st

8

2nd

7

3rd

6

4th

5

5th & 6th

4

7th & 8th

3

9th through 12th

2

13th through 16th

1

 

2008 NHRA TOP DRAGSTER POINT EVENTS

 

NORTHEAST DIVISION NHRA Northeast Division Top Dragster Challenge

                    Atco Raceway Atco, N.J.

                    Virginia Motorsports Park Richmond, Va.

                    Maple Grove Raceway Reading, Pa.

                    Lebanon Valley Dragway West Lebanon, N.Y.

                   Numidia Dragway Numidia, Pa.

                   Atco Raceway Atco, N.J.

                   Maple Grove Raceway Reading, Pa.

 

 

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