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Important Racer Notes for the 2013 Season


January 24, 2013




  • NEW FOR 2013
    In an effort to keep cost down and prevent tickets prices and entry fees from increasing, the weekly Saturday Speed Unlimited ET Series schedule has been revised for 2013. The new schedule is as follows:

    1:00 pm - Gates Open
    2:00 pm - Time Trials all classes including Test & Tune time runs
    Run order J/D, Top, J/D, Mod, M/C
    4:00 pm - Junior Dragster Eliminations
    6:00 pm - Top ET, Mod ET, Motorcycle ET and Test & Tune time runs


  • NEW FOR 2013
    The full Speed Unlimited ET Series program with points will be run on Saturday of the IHRA Pro Am Tour. The Pro Am Tour will be held on July 12-14. This will also be an Ironman Classic event so all ET winners will receive IHRA Ironman Trophies. In Top ET, throttle stops will be permitted for this one race (as in the past). Attention IHRA Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod racers - if you use your throttle stop in the ET race you must stay on your 90 dial-in. In Mod ET, transbrakes will not be permitted so IHRA Stock and Super Stock racers that have transbrakes must run Top ET or disconnect the button on the steering wheel and footbrake the car in eliminations.
  • NEW FOR 2013
    The Speed Unlimited ET Series will not be run with the Door Wars event in April. However there will be a special Top Sportsman and a no electronics ET class run.
  • NEW FOR 2013
    On races where a Mulligan is drawn, the Mulligan winner is not eligible for a bye run during 5th round only.
  • NEW FOR 2013
    The Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness Grand Champion Runoff will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the World Cup Finals. To qualify for this runoff, you must be a Pro Street, Pro Street Quick 8 and/or Super Street winner from any Midnight Madness during the current season. All qualifiers will run one eliminator together as a whole using random pairings with a deck of cards.
  • Attention Mod ET Racers, make sure your cars are legal for MIR MOD ET class rules. No Delay boxes can be in the car at all and no 2 steps permitted, unless it is a manual transmission car. Also, there are no air or electric shifters permitted. If you have an air shifter mounted, the air line must be disconnected at the shifter and the air bottle removed from the car. On electric shifters, the wire must be disconnected near the shifter, rolled up and put in a place out of reach from the driver.
  • For all 2-day ET races (including the 10K-2K Poker Bash, Top ET 5K Triple Header and the Raider Challenge events), Motorcycle ET will run with points on both Saturdays and Sundays.
  • MIR is pleased to announce the continuation of the discount Junior ticket program to add value to families that race and attend events at MIR. All 12 to 15 year olds that present a valid Student ID or equivalent photo ID may purchase a discounted Jr. ticket for just $10 at all events.

  • Ignition limiters and/or any ignition controls used to excessively slow the car down are prohibited. In other words, any ignition device that would act like a throttle stop to excessively slow the ET of a vehicle is considered an illegal device. If you are unsure whether or not your set up is legal, please check with a tech official for confirmation.
  • Points membership into the Speed Unlimited ET Series is still FREE for all classes! Your purchase of a tech card at any ET points race includes automatic free enrollment into the points series.
  • The 2013 IHRA Summit Team Finals roster will include 17 cars in Top ET, 13 cars in Modified ET and 10 Junior Dragsters. Top ET will consist of the top eight in the 1/4 mile points plus the top eight in the 1/8 mile points as well as one Wildcard. Mod ET will consist of the top six in the 1/4 mile points plus the top six in the 1/8 mile points as well as one Wildcard. Junior Dragster will be the top nine in points plus one Wildcard.
  • Test & Tune tech cards will not be sold at the Autofab Raider ET Challenge due to the large car counts.

  • Test & Tune tech cards are available on all Saturday Speed Unlimited ET Series events for only $30 each and include up to 4 runs.
  • On all races with a Mulligan, the winner of the drawing that is put back in the race will earn points for each additional round won as do other re-entry racers. The Mulligan will not receive points for any rounds missed.
  • On all ET races, the fee for time runs made during late elimination rounds is $10 per pass. All monies collected will go to benefit the racer's fund.
  • The timeout on the Compulink AUTOSTART system for all ET classes is 10 seconds (with the exception of Junior Dragster, which is set at 15 seconds). All Pro Tree classes are set at a 7 second timeout.
  • On all 1/4 mile races, Top ET will be 12.99 & quicker. On all 1/8 mile races, Top ET will be 8.49 & quicker.
  • On all 1/4 mile races, Mod ET will be 9.00 - 19.99. On all 1/8 mile races, Mod ET will be all run.
  • The WildCard Race for the last three qualifying positions for team MIR (1 Top, 1 Mod and 1 Junior) will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013. To qualify for the WildCard Race, drivers must be listed on the points roster by the first Saturday in August and must have run a minimum of 3 points races. The entry fee for the WildCard race will be $20; all money collected will go to the racer’s fund.
  • All racers are encouraged to check their points weekly. There will be no corrections made after 30 days from the event.
  • Always be sure to check that the number on your timeslip is correct on EVERY RUN as points are only awarded to the number on the timeslip. If your timeslip reflects a wrong number, bring your slip to race control or notify a track official so that we can correct the error and adjust your points.
  • JUNIOR DRAGTER RAINOUT POLICY: Because Juniors run earlier in the day, if they complete first round or more and the event was to be cancelled - points will be awarded for all completed rounds. All drivers left in competition will receive their choice of a trophy or a free car and driver entry pass. This would also be considered a completed event and there will be no rainchecks for either the driver entry or the crew.






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