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“The Dash” Speed Unlimited Championship
Playoffs Return for 2013 & Beyond


January 7, 2013


"The Dash" Speed Unlimited ET Series Championships Playoff format is exciting and well received. It will remain the championship format at MIR for many years to come. To qualify for the playoffs, a racer must finish in the top 10 in points in their respective class. Each of the top 10 qualifiers will then go into a 4-race Playoff for their class championship.

“The Dash” will be run very similar to NHRA’s Countdown with points earned through the regular season of April to September to try to qualify for a Top 10 finish and a spot in "The Dash" Speed Unlimited Championship Playoffs. To qualify for “The Dash Playoffs”, all a racer needs to do is finish in the top 10 in points in Top, Mod, Jr. Dragster or Motorcycle. Top and Mod racers have TWO opportunities to qualify in the Top 10 because the 1/4 mile races and the 1/8 mile races are two separate points programs.

Once all of the Top 10’s have been set at the end of September, “The DASH” Speed Unlimited ET Series Championship Playoffs will then take place. Points will reset according to your finish (see below) and the 4 remaining 1/8 mile ET races in September and October will be The Dash Playoffs.

Again this year, enrollment into the points program for all racers is absolutely FREE! On your first race of the year, simply register your number in the tower before going to tech. You will receive a number registration card and you are set in the points.

When you take into consideration that many tracks are simply cutting back and/or eliminating their ET programs altogether, we take pride in our effort and commitment to continue improving and expanding what is already considered one of the best ET programs in the country!




“The DASH” Speed Unlimited ET Series Championship Playoff Program

  • FREE Points Enrollment the first time you purchase a tech card at any points earning event - it's that easy!

  • Top & Mod ET will each have their own 1/4 mile and 1/8 mile points series
  • To qualify for “The Dash Playoffs”, the racer must finish in the top 10 in points in their respective class
  • Points will count for all re-entry cars and bikes
  • Mulligan racers brought back in the race will only earn the additional points for each round won. Points for any and all rounds missed are not eligible and will not be applied to your total
  • All racers tied for 10th place in regular season points will qualify for the Playoffs


“The DASH” Playoffs

  • All Top 10 Dash Playoff Qualifiers will start Playoffs with points based on their finish in the regular season (see below)

  • Top & Mod drivers that qualify in both 1/8 and 1/4 mile points will carry over their highest position into the Playoffs

  • Points will be earned the same during the Playoffs as they were during the regular season. All Top 10 racers will run eliminations along with all other racers during each of the 4 Playoff races. No special parings will be held.

  • During the Dash Playoffs, only the Top 10 racers will earn points toward the MIR Championships. Of course everyone will earn points for the Raider ET Challenge during that weekend

  • "The Dash Playoffs" will be held at the Autofab Race Cars Raider ET Challenge on Sat & Sun, September 28-29 and the Speed Unlimited E.T. Series Finale on Oct 26-27

  • If a race is rained out and rescheduled, the Playoff points would continue on the rescheduled date. If a rained out race is not rescheduled, the Playoffs would be shortened to just the completed races.



Starting Points for the Top 10 Playoff Qualifiers

1) 1,070   6) 1,020
2) 1,050   7) 1,015
3) 1,040   8) 1,010
4) 1,030   9) 1,005
5) 1,025   10) 1,000

Example: In Top and Mod ET, both the 1/4 mile and 1/8 mile first place finishers will start the Playoffs with 1,070 points each. Both the 2nd place finishers will start with 1,050 points and so on through the Top Ten. If a racer qualified the same number in both 1/4 and 1/8 points, he would start the Playoffs with the higher points position. The other position would remain empty - helping his chances to a championship by eliminating a racer from the playoffs. If a racer drives and qualifies 2 separate cars on both the 1/8 and 1/4 mile, he would start the Playoffs with the highest finish with each number. In the event of any ties the ET Series tiebreaker system would be used to determine winner or higher position.

1st Driver with the MOST POINTS RACES WON during the current season
2nd Driver with the MOST POINTS RACE RUNNER-UPS during the current season
3rd Driver with the MOST SEMI-FINAL ROUND APPEARANCES in points races during the current season
4th Driver who PLACED HIGHER POSITION IN DASH PLAYOFFS POINTS during the previous season
5th Driver who PLACED HIGHER POSITION IN REGULAR SEASON POINTS during the previous season  (1/8 or 1/4)



2013 Speed Unlimited ET Series Special Dates

APRIL 6, 2013
First day of points

JUNE 22, 2013
Final day to qualify for the IHRA Junior Dragster Team Finals at MIR

AUG 24, 2013
Final day to qualify for bracket finals for 1/4 mile Top & Mod

AUG 31, 2013
Wildcard Race

SEPT 8, 2013
Final regular season points day for 1/8 mile Top & Mod ET
Final day to qualify for bracket finals for J/D and 1/8 mile Top & Mod

SEPT 21, 2013
Final day of points for J/D, M/C and 1/4 mile Top & Mod ET

OCT 4-6, 2013
IHRA Summit Team Finals at Piedmont Dragway

SEPT 28-29 & OCT 26-27, 2013
“The Dash” Speed Unlimited ET Championship Playoffs



2013 Summit Super Series Special Dates

APRIL 7, 2013
First day of points with two races for each class

AUG 24, 2013
Final day to qualify for the Summit Super Series MIR Runoff for 1/4 points

SEPT 7, 2013
Final day to qualify for the Summit Super Series MIR Runoff for 1/8 points

SEPT 8, 2013
Summit Super Series Runoff at MIR for points leaders in Top & Mod in 1/4 & 1/8 mile

OCT 28, 2013
Summit Super Series Divisional 1 Runoff at Piedmont Dragway during Team Finals

OCT 12, 2013
Summit Super Series National Runoff at Memphis International Raceway





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