Racer Tech Notice
Updated March 18, 2014:
New NHRA Rule for 2014 Race Season WILL BE ENFORCED: Please see section 20 1:3 of the 2014 NHRA rulebook – rule regarding the fastening of exhaust collectors/stacks applies to all classes. Additional information available at NHRARacer.com
The 2014 Gateway Motorsports Park Championship E.T. Bracket Series
The 2014 Gateway Motorsports Park Championship E.T. Bracket Series will consist of ten (10) races. Participant’s eight (8) best finishes in the ten race series will count toward the title. All dates and times are subject to change.
April 12 Race #1 – Season Kick-Off
April 26 Race #2
May 10 Race #3 -Nitro Rendezvous
May 24 Race #4 – with NMCA
May 25 (Sunday) Race #5 –with NMCA
May 31 Race #6
June 28 Race #7
July 3 (Thursday) Race #8 – Night of Fire & Thunder – Late Night Special
July 26 Race #9 – Quarter Mile Clash Special
August 16 Race #10 – Points Final
Participating Championship Classes
Please refer to 2014 NHRA Summit Racing Series Division 3 E.T. Finals Bracket Rules for class specifications and requirements. In addition, the NHRA 2014 rulebook will be adhered to in conducting our event. Championships will be presented for the following classes:
VP Racing Fuels Super Pro (7.00 – 11.99) – ¼ mile
Six-B Apparel Pro (9.00 – 13.99) – ¼ mile
Sportsman (12.00 – 19.99) – ¼ mile
Pro Bike (7.50 – 15.99) – ¼ mile
Street Bike (7.50 – 15.99) – ¼ mile
Team Gateway for the 2014 E.T. Finals will be comprised of 32 total vehicles from our Gateway Championship events (listed above) and 2 High School participants from our Wide-Open Wednesday Series. Only racers who have signed up for points eligibility and have competed in VP Racing Fuels Super Pro, Six-B Apparel Pro, Sportsman, Pro Bike and Street Bike will be eligible for competition at the 2014 Summit E.T. Racing Series NHRA Finals in Indianapolis.
All racers competing in VP Racing Fuels Super Pro, Six-B Apparel Pro and Sportsman, who have registered for points participation, will be eligible for Contingency Connection awards at each point event.
Bonus E.T. Bracket Point Classes 1/8 Mile
At select Gateway Motorsports Park bracket events, non-NHRA E.T. Finals classes will be contested as bonus categories. Points will be calculated for these classes but they are not eligible for consideration for Team Gateway positions. Race winners will receive prize money based on the posted payout schedule as well as Contingency Connection awards. The overall point winner will be recognized at the 2014 awards banquet and will be presented with a trophy, gift certificate and jacket.
Top Eliminator (1/8 mile Electronics) – 4.50 and slower
Mod Eliminator (1/8 mile Non-Electronics) – 4.50 and slower
Modified Eliminator and Top Eliminator will be contested at the following seven (7) events. All events will count toward the year-end award.
April 12 Race #1
April 26 Race #2
May 10 Race #3
May 31 Race #4
June 28 Race #5
July 26 Race #6
August 16 Race #7
Top Eliminator and Mod Eliminator will not be contested during the NMCA event on May 24 & 25 or during the Night of Fire & Thunder event on July 3.
- Drivers competing in multiple classes must have each class listed on their car.
- Separate time trial sessions will not be run for Top and Mod eliminator. Top Eliminator racers will be eligible to time trial in conjunction with Pro Bracket. Mod Eliminator racers will be eligible to time trial in conjunction with Super Pro Bracket.
- Drivers entering in multiple classes are solely responsible for quickly returning to the lanes between rounds of competition. All classes will be based on 10 minute turn-around rules.
- All drivers and cars must meet minimum NHRA competition guidelines. Please refer to NHRA 2014 rulebook.
- Most events will feature two rounds of time trials per class followed by eliminations. (The exception is the NMCA event on Sunday, May 25 which will only feature 1 time trial). Schedule can be adjusted at the sole discretion of the race director.
- Most bracket events will feature one round of buybacks. Please refer to race procedures manual (to be released on April 1, 2014) for points and payout information.
- Please refer to gatewaymsp.com and monthly e-mail update for schedule information as they will change based on event schedule/special features.
Gateway 2014 Six-B Apparel Jr. Drag Racing Championship Series
The Gateway Motorsports Park Six-B Apparel Jr. Drag Racing Championship Series will consist of 8 races. A participant’s 7 best finishes in the 8 races will count toward the title. Two (2) Jr. Dragster classes will be contested.
Jr. Dragster Lightning – Ages 13 & older. Dial-in of 7.90 and slower
Jr. Dragster Thunder – Ages 8-12. Dial-in of 8.90 and slower
April 12 – Race #1
April 26 – Race #2
May 31 – Race #3
June 28 – Race #4
August 16 – Race #5
October 4 – Race #6 – Jr. Dragster Challenge
October 25 – Race #7
November 1 – Race #8
Special consideration has been built into this year’s schedule to allow racers to participate in other regional programs as well as the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals in Bristol.
The first four races of the 2014 season will count toward the Spring Championship Award with the overall points winner in each class earning a trophy and a $100 Gateway Motorsports Park gift certificate.
The final four races of the 2014 season will count toward the Fall Championship Award with the overall point winner in each class earning a trophy and a $100 Gateway Motorsports Park gift certificate.
The top five in overall Championship Points in each category will be recognized with year-end awards at the 2014 Gateway Motorsports Park Championship Banquet.
For the 2014 season, buybacks will not be permitted in Jr. Dragster categories. However, a consolation race will be contested for any racer suffering a first round loss. Points will not be awarded for the consolation race.
Please refer to the 2014 event policy and procedures guide to be released on April 1, 2014 for track rules and regulations.