Import Racer Notes Continued

Weekly Speed Unlimited ET Series schedule for 2017

1:00 pm – Gates Open
2:00 pm – Time Trials all classes including Test & Tune time runs
Run order J/D, Top, Mod
5:00 pm – Eliminations all classes J/D Top ET, Mod ET. Test & Tune time runs continue

Motorcycles will now run with Mod ET. This will allow bikes to compete for higher purses and qualify for the bracket finals

Air and electric shifters are now permitted in Mod ET

To provide more track time for the majority of Test & Tune racers, Gamblers races will no longer be run. However, a free Racer Appreciation Combo ET Race paying $1,500 to win will be run at both the Spring and Fall Swap Meets.

The Wildcard Race for the last three qualifying positions for team MDIR (1 Top, 1 Mod and 1 Junior) will be held on Saturday, Sept 2nd, 2017. To qualify for the Wildcard Race, drivers must have run a minimum of 3 points races (the day of the Wildcard Race plus 2 prior). The entry fee for the Wildcard race will be $20; all money collected will go to the racer’s fund. If the winner of the Wildcard Race ultimately qualifies for the Bracket Finals in points, then the next highest points earner in the same class will receive the spot. If there is a tie, the regular tie breaker system will be used to determine the winner.

Any bye run car that chooses to take the tree and back off the starting line must still go to the end of the line in the staging lane they choose.

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.

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.

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 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 (except Jr Dragster, which is 15 seconds). All Pro Tree classes are 7 second timeout.

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 time slip is correct on EVERY RUN as points are only awarded to the number on the time slip. If your time slip 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.

Track Credit Policy – If a driver breaks prior to running first round at any event, they can receive a track credit (no cash refunds) that can be used at any future MDIR event. The credit amount will be the entry fee paid minus the general admission for the day. For any Test & Tune tech card at any event, once you have made a run there will be no credit issued if you break.

We are encouraging all drivers that race purpose built race cars (not street cars) to really consider putting an engine diaper on their car. The IHRA rulebook requires one in all of their Pro Classes plus Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Quick Rod. Also any car that is Supercharged or Nitrous injected that runs 7.99 or quicker 1/4 or 5.00 or quicker 1/8 mile is required to have a diaper per IHRA rules. We’ve witnessed countless avoidable accidents from oil getting on the tires – resulting in long unnecessary track clean-ups. We feel all racers should consider installing an engine diaper on their car. No one will be turned away at tech if they do not have one, we are just trying to point out the real benefit to every racer. Installing an engine diaper could save your car, it could save you from possible injury or maybe even save your life. It will also save valuable track time for the enjoyment of fellow racers and fans. It will help reduce track expenses for cleanup and the extra time saved from cleanup will allow more cars to go down the track – resulting in earlier event completion. On some Test & Tunes this year (when time permits), we hope to reward pro-active racers by giving a bonus run to those drivers with diapers on their cars. Again we will not turn any ET or Test & Tune car away at tech, but an engine diaper is the cheapest insurance you can buy to protect you, your car and the car and driver in the other lane.