Rules

RULES & REGULATIONS

Administration Procedures

Authority for Conduct of Racing
The development of the rules based upon many considerations. These include the safety of the participants and spectators who attend the various events, as well as the development of the greatest opportunity for even competition. The principle source of authority for the conduct of events is the Rulebook. The Rulebook shall govern all decisions at the drag racing events. The Rulebook may be amended from time to time through amendments, which appear in the newsletter and/or website. Such amendments are not effective as authority unless and until they are published and are labeled specifically as amendments or revisions to the Rulebook. The rules may also be expressed in formal official opinions, rulings and interpretations. Such opinions shall not be effective and binding unless they are in writing. Any person requesting an opinion must submit a written request to the organization as is provided for in this section. This is the procedure for obtaining approval adaptation, changes or any appeals.

Written opinion in response to a written request, the opinion or notice of the opinion will be made public through publication in the newsletter and/or website and will constitute official opinion concerning the issues they address. Opinions which are not written are advisory only and shall have no binding effect on the event. Any participant may request that the organisation issues ruling render interpretations or adopt proposed changes concerning provisions in the Rulebook or various procedures. The request should be sent to the Technical and organizational Departments, which will consider each such request and will determine, in its sole and absolute judgment, whether such request should be formally considered. If the Technical Department decides to consider such an issue, a panel will be appointed to consider the issue as soon as is reasonably practicable. The panel will consider the issue and make a recommendation to the Technical Department as to how the issue should be addressed. The Technical Department will then decide whether to take action on the issue and if so, what action to take. In as much as the Rulebook and the rulings are intended to preserve competition and promote safety, the Organisation reserves the right to amend the rules at any time on its own initiative to prevent or allow the use of specific types of equipment or practices. The effect of such amendments may well be to attempt to contain costs being experienced by competitors to insure continued competition or to regulate the performance of racing vehicles to deal with safety considerations. For purposes of this rulebook, the term “participant” shall include officials, any person possessing or who has been issued a credential and any person directly or indirectly associated with any vehicle that has been permitted to enter an event site for the purpose of competition, including, but not limited to owners, riders, and crew personnel.

I. CLASS QUALIFICATIONS:

At every event participants will run:
A-    Test & Tune sessions
B-    Qualifying sessions
C-     Elimination run
The best time set by a participant while running qualifying, decides what class they will run in the heads up elimination runs. When running E.T. Bracket, each participant sets his/her own quarter mile (dial in) time.

STREET CLASSES:

ESLA CARS: (article 1 / 10.4)
A minimum of 8 participants necessary to complete a class.
D.SL: 15.00 sec. and slower. (heads up with a Sportsman-tree)
C.SL: 14.00 sec. – 14:99 sec. (heads up with a Sportsman-tree)
B.SL: 13.00 sec. – 13.99 sec. (heads up with a Sportsman-tree)
A.SL: 12.00 sec. – 12.99 sec. (heads up with a Sportsman-tree)
XS.: 11.00 sec. – and faster (ET-Bracket, dial-in system with a Sportman-tree)

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 For A/B/C/D SL.Classes.
E.T bracket (self dial in system) ONLY APPLIES when there are not enough participants in 1 or more classes, these classes will then be combined.

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OUTLAW: (article 11 / 20.4)
(Outlaw classes run ET-Bracket, dial-in system with Sportsman-tree)

A minimum of 8 participants necessary to complete a class.

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STREET ELIMINATOR: (article 21 / )
SE:
 More information, participation rules and regulations SOON TO COME.

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STREET MOTORCYCLE CLASSES:
(article 23. / 23.25)
SL.B: Street legal bike, a popular class for the sportsman racer that run 9.5 sec. or slower.
(Heads-up with Sportsman-tree)

(article 24. / 24.25)
SM.B: Street Modified bike
(ETBracket/ self dial in system with Sportsman-tree)

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DRAG WHEELIE CLASS: (article 26. / )
DWC: 
A new drag series starting in 2017. More information, participation rules and regulations SOON TO COME.

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DRAG KART CLASS: (article 27. / )
DKC: 
A new drag series starting in 2017. More information, participation rules and regulations SOON TO COME.

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QUALIFYING INTO YOUR CLASS:
Each participant will have to run a minimum of 2 qualifying runs at each event, to be eligible to compete in the elimination rounds. If qualified, the qualification round with the best quarter-mile time will determine in which of the classes the participant will run eliminations in.

POINT SYSTEM
Points will be calculated in the following manner:

Best TOP Speed & Reaction Time Points
- Participant who records the weekends top speed in his class will be awarded 25 points
– Participant whit the fastest reaction time of the weekend will be awarded 25 points

Rain Out & Race Cancellation Points Policy
In the event of a rain-out and/or race cancellation, any racer that has successfully participated in the 2 qualifying rounds will be eligible to receive 10 qualifying points, and will be eligible to count the race as “attended” for championship calculations. If the Rain Out or Race Cancellation occurs then the position that the driver is in i.e. (his position during the elimination round) he will be given the allocated point of that position. All Classes must complete a minimum of one round of elimination in order for points to be awarded.

Tie Breaker Procedure
In the event that two competitors tie for points at the end of season, the tie-breakers will be awarded to the racer who has achieved the highest number of race results.

Points for the best 16 Qualifiers per class 
# 1 – 16 Points
# 2 – 15 Points
# 3 – 14 Points
# 4 – 13 Points
# 5 – 12 Points
# 6 – 11 Points
# 7 – 10 Points
# 8 – 9 Points
# 9 – 8 Points
# 10 – 7 Points
# 11 – 6 Points
# 12 – 5 Points
# 13 – 4 Points
# 14 – 3 Points
# 15 – 2 Points
# 16 – 1 Point

Points per event
# 1  Winner                    – 100 Points
# 2  Runner up              –  85 Points
# 3 & 4  Semi finals      –  70 Points
# 5 – 8 Quarter finals  –  55 Points
# 16 – 09 Best 8th        –  40 points
# 17 to 32  Best 16th     –  25 points

III. PARTICIPATION:

  • Valid member ID card (only for registered members)
  • Single event introductory ticket (only for non-registered participants)
  • Driver and equipment must comply to our technical and safety regulations.
  • The vehicle must be representable and comply to our technical and safety regulations.

Failure to produce any of these documents or not passing the technical and safety requirements, will result in immediate exclusion and removal from participation in the event without any refund.

IV. TECHNICAL INSPECTION:
Before a vehicle can participate in the event it must go through the Tech Inspection, vehicles & drivers failing to comply with following safety points will be excluded and removed from participation in the event without any refund. Safety points are:

  • Vehicle must be driven into the Technical Inspection area, vehicles on a trailer will not be inspected.
  • Vehicles must be presentable in appearance at all times, vehicle must have no loose parts.
  • Battery must be securely mounted (strapping tape or tyraps prohibited) (no nylon or polyester straps).
  • Battery plus-pole must be covered (duct tape allowed).
  • Vehicles must have a minimum of 1 front seat, and must be safely mounted and in good working condition.
  • Seatbelt must be correctly and safely mounted, and in good working condition.
  • The windshield must be in good condition and may have NO cracks or other damages.
  • Driver, and passenger door must be fully functioning.
  • Vehicle must have a safe (preferably OEM original) dashboard.
  • Vehicle must be free of oil and coolant or any other kind of leakage.
  • Breaks must be in good working condition.
  • Wheel caps must be removed.
  • Vehicle must have a good working exhaust.
  • When racing on Street  (TREADED) tires, tire must have a minimum 1.6 mm tread.
  • Full slicks and Semi slicks allowed.
  • Qualified Helmet, long sleeve clothing and closed shoes must be ready and available for the tech Inspection.

CARS:

**STREET-LEGAL AUTOMOBILES:
1. ENGINE

1.1 Engine
All engine types are allowed. Engine Swaps Permitted. All types of Carburetors, injection and electronically controlled injection systems are allowed.

1.2 Exhaust
All types of exhausts permitted. Exhaust must meet the noise requirements of the designated track. Exhaust should be in good working condition, securely fastened and away from driver and fuel tank. Flexible tubing or “flex pipe” prohibited.

1.3 Screamer pipes
Screamer pipes are allowed ONLY when complying with the noise standard of the track. If screamer pipe is not in accordance with the noise regulation, then the pipe must end back into the exhaust pipe (Fire hazard, fire proof suite).

1.4 Fuel
Gasoline, racing Gasoline, race fuel, LPG, Diesel, E85 are permitted. Alcohol, Nitro-methane and self-made (racing)gasoline are prohibited.

1.5 Fuel system
The entire fuel system must be outside the drivers/ passenger compartment. except OEM (like Honda civic).
Cool canisters and control blocks should be located at least 15 cm away from the flywheel on rear wheel drive cars.  And on the opposite site from where the flywheel is located in the engine compartment on the front wheel drive cars. If using a non OEM mechanical fuel pump, a manual power-valve must be located in the main fuel line (between the tank and the injectors/ carburetor) and must be able to stop fuel from pumping in case of an accident. This cut-off switch must be placed within reach of the driver.

1.6 Radiator overflow canister
A radiator overflow canister is mandatory for all vehicles. If participating vehicle is not equipped with an OEM canister, the size of the overflow canister should be at least 500ml and properly installed.

1.7 Nitrous oxide
Commercially available Nitrous Oxide and Nitrous oxide inter-cooled systems are permitted on all engines, including turbo en suppercharged engines. Push systems(buttons) accepted. Nitrous system must be activated by a wide-open throttle switch. Nitrous bottles in driver compartment must be equipped with a relief (blow-off) valve and vented outside of driver’s compartment. Bottles must be stamped with a DOT 1800 approval, and safely and properly mounted (no hose clamps or tie wraps). Hoses from bottle(s) to solenoid must be high pressure steel braided hoses. No inline bottle shutoff valves in staging lanes accepted. Commercially available, thermostatically controlled, blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external heating of bottle is prohibited. All vehicles equipped with Nitrous Oxide must place a NOS decal with a minimum size of 7,6cm x 7.6cm (3″x3″) on the window which is the closest to the location of the bottle.

1.8 Supercharger & Turbocharger
Superchargers and turbochargers permitted. Chargers cooled by water, ice and CO2 are permitted only when and if there is no leakage, and the used (melted) water is collected in a canister or flows back in to the intake manifold.

1.9 Engine oiling system
Dry sump lubrication systems are allowed, all oil lines must be located outside the drivers compartment. Oil lines that are close to the flywheel must be protected with steel pipe with a minimum wall thickness of 3.2mm. Oil lines are not allowed to run through the drive shaft tunnel.

1.10 Oil Catch Tank
All vehicles where the OEM crankcase ventilation has been interrupted or altered, must have a oil catch can of at least 500 ml. A separate filter placed on the valve cover is prohibited.

1.11 Pipes, Tubing and Hoses
Participants are responsible that the fuel, transmission, brake, power steering lines and water hoses are securely tightened and are leakage free. It is not permitted to use tyraps. Pipes that are not original must be made of steel or nylon with a steel braided outer jacket. No lines, tubing or hoses are allowed to run trough the driveshaft tunnel.

2. DRIVETRAIN

2.1 Driveline
OEM production all-wheel, front wheel and rear wheel drive vehicles permitted.

For cars with driveshafts that contain universal joints:
A front Drive shaft safety loop required on all vehicles running 13,99. sec or quicker with the exception of cars running 11,49 (10.00) or slower and running on street tires.

Automatic transmission:
Transmission shield meeting SFI 4.1 required on all vehicles running 10.99 sec or any car that exceeds 217km/h

2.2 Flywheel Shield
A flywheel shield is mandatory on all vehicles running 11.49 sec or quicker, vehicles with rotary engines running 10.99 sec or quicker. Flywheel shields must be made of a steel plate with a minimum thickness of 1/4-inch (6.35 mm). It must be attached to the engine and/ or the gearbox, and surrounds the bell housing 360 degrees.

2.3 Clutch
Every car with a clutch must be operated by foot. All OEM or aftermarket brands of clutch systems allowed. Hand control officially approved by the EU with E label is only allowed for the physically challenged.

2.4 Automatic Gearbox
Every vehicle with a non-OEM automatic gearbox must have a spring-loaded positive reverse lockout system and a neutral safety switch. This is necessary to prevent accidentally being put into the reverse gear, and the car cannot start when the gearbox is set into “drive” or the “reverse” position.

2.5 Differential
All forms of differentials are allowed in ESLA series. (Welded spider gear rear ends prohibited).

3. BRAKES & SUSPENSION

 3.1 Brakes
All OEM servo unit and break systems are allowed. Four-wheel hydraulic brakes are mandatory on any car running 9.99 or quicker.

Parachute mandatory on all cars running 150mph (241.4km/h) or faster

3.2 Steering
All OEM steering unit are allowed. Steering unit that has been changed, must be re-inspected and approved by the RDW, TUV, MOT etc.

3.3 Suspension
Full automotive-type suspension is mandatory. A minimum of one functioning and properly fitted, and operating hydraulic shock absorber per wheel is mandatory. Lightening of stock suspension components is prohibited. Rigid mounted suspensions is not allowed.

3.4 Wheelie-bars
NOT allowed in the Street Legal classes. When in doubt please contact the organisation.

4. CHASSIS

4.1 Chassis modifications
Modifications are permitted only if they meet the Dutch roads and traffic laws. The doors need to be able open from the inside and outside. The driver compartment must be completely sealed from the motor, gearbox, fuel system and exhaust.

4.2 Tube chassis
A tube chassis is prohibited in the ESLA classes

4.3 Roll-bar or roll-cage
Roll cages are allowed in every  class but not mandatory. A roll cage is a necessary component for a high performance car, for more than its rollover protection. Just about all safety bodies in almost every class of racing require some form of roll cage. It provides a great deal of protection in a rollover situation; its purpose is not strictly as such. The cage provides a great deal of side,frontal, and rear collision protection. Roll cages come in styles that are typically noted at “points”. They usually come in 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14, or more. The “points” is in relation to the number of places the cage is fixed to the frame, and/or structural body members.
Roll-bar mandatory between 11.49 and 10.00 with oem floor and firewall.
Roll-bar mandatory Convertibles running 13,49 and 11.00
Roll-cage mandatory from 9.99 or faster or 10.99 with altered floor or firewall.
Convertibles running 10,99 or quicker.

4.4 Protection
Places on the roll-bar or roll-cage where the helmet can hit during a collision or accident must be covered with a soft protective layer (mostly compressed foam pad) and should have at least 8.5mm of thickness.

5. WHEELS & TIRES

5.1 Tires
Tires with a valid E-label, DOT label, Drag Radial or Slicks are permitted for the front as well as the rear. E-label, DOT label and Drag Radial tires will be inspected at the Tech-Inspection for general condition. All TREADED (street or strip) tires must have a minimum 1.6 mm off tread. Tires may not stick out more than 30mm outside the (fender edges) body structure.

5.2 Weather
In case of wet track, drivers are not allowed to race on Drag radials or Slicks.

5.3 Wheels
Automotive OEM-type rims as well as aftermarket rims are allowed, wheels must be minimum 12 Inches of diameter. The wheels may not stick out more than 30mm outside the (fender edges) body structure.

5.4 Nuts and Bolts
Wheel must have all nuts or bolts and they must be properly attached.

5.5 Hubcaps and Wheelcovers
Hub caps and wheel covers that conceal the wheel bolts & nuts must be removed before Tech-Inspection. Tech inspectors will check for loose lugs, cracked or bend wheels. No wheel covers, Snap-on hubcaps are permitted in any Category, and are prohibited in any ESLA class.

6. INTERIOR

6.1 Driver Compartment
Interior panels may be lichtend, altered or removed. No sharp edges allowed.

6.2 Seats
OEM and aftermarket seats are permitted. Seats must be properly attached with at least four bolts. Removal of the rear seats is permitted. If the vehicle has an OEM battery located under the back seat please see Regulations 8.1. When a car is mandetory to have a roll-bar or cage the seat needs to be fixed with the back support into the cross bar of the rollbar/cage.

6.3 Seatbelts
All vehicles must have at least a 3-point harness according to OEM system for both front passengers. Seatbelts must be correctly en securely mounted, not have the structural integrity damaged in any way, and be in good working condition. When a 4point (or more) harness is fitted on an original OEM seat, the cross section must be routed along the seat instead of through it. Release system must work perfectly (must release in one motion). Please do not loosen belts until you are off the race track. Infraction is grounds for disqualification. 4 point, 3inch driver restrain meeting Sfi spec 16.1, 16.5 or FIA 8853/98 mandetory on all cars faster then 11.49

6.4 Dashboard
Vehicle must have a safe (preferably OEM) dashboard. If dashboard has been altered in any way, all sharp edges must be safely covered in case of an accident.

6.5 Doors
Both the driver, and passenger doors must be functioning (able to open) from the inside as well as from the outside.

6.6 Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher/ fire extinguishing system is allowed only if it’s a dry chemical or CO2 system, and if securely mounted and properly installed.

7. BODY

7.1 Appearance
Vehicles participating in the  event must be presentable in appearance at all times. Vehicles considered improperly prepared may be rejected by the Technical Inspector and result in immediate exclusion and removal from participation in the event without any refund. The appearance of crew vehicles is equally important and is Subject to the same considerations.

7.2 Windows
The windshield must be made of OEM glass and in good condition. Side and rear windows can be replaced with Lexan or other materials with a minimum thickness of 3.2 MM. Windows may have NO unsafe cracks or other unsafe damages. Windows must be maintained in closed position during a race.

7.3 Firewall
In an effort to maintain safety and quality, firewall is mandatory. Each car is required to have a firewall according to OEM with a minimum thickness of 0.6 mm or 0.8 mm steel and aluminum, the engine room must be completely seald from the drivers compartment.

7.4 Fenders
All Fenders are required. Lightweight replacement fenders are allowed. Rear Fenders may be adapted to fit the size of the tires. Custom fenders should have rounded or folded edges, and may not have sharp edges.

7.5 Floor panels
Each car must have the OEM or OEM reproduction floor panels and floor panels must be welded. There may not be any holes in the floor.

7.6 Spoilers
Spoilers attached to the bodywork of the car trunk as spoilers, airdam, side skirts, etc. are allowed.

7.7 Hood & Hood Scoops
Aftermarket fiberglass/ carbonfiber hood replacements are permitted. A hood scoop or airscoop is allowed provided sight is not obstructed.

7.8 Competition numbers
Dial-ins must be displayed on left side window and right front windshield in BOLD, CLEAR lettering. Starting numbers (decals or written) must be at least 15cm high and less than 3.8 cm wide. Class designation characters must be at least 7.5 cm high and at least 2.5 cm wide. The use of shoe polish is permitted provided that the above sizes are held.

8. ELECTRICAL

8.1 Batteries
Gel batteries are allowed, and do not need a liquid-tight container. All batteries must be securely mounted metal battery hold-down straps mandatory, trapping tape prohibited and preferably according to OEM specifications. Battery may NOT be relocated into the driver or passenger compartment unless the vehicle has a OEM battery located under the back seat (such as BMW, VW Beetle and a few German models). If battery is relocated into the trunk it must be placed safely into a package tray/ polly box, and the vehicle must have a rear firewall of .024-inch steel or .032-inch aluminum between the drivers compartment and the trunk. (Unless the vehicle has NOT been OEM equipped with rear fire wall like hatchbacks, SUV and station wagons).
Master cut-off mandetroy on any car faster then 9.99 or exceeding 135 mph (217.2km/h) or is battery is relocated into trunk area.

8.2 Ignition
All forms of ignitions like Two steps, rev limiters, etc. are allowed. Two steps, rev limiters, or any other rpm limiting device installed with the function of a down track rpm controller or throttle stop system is prohibited.

8.3 Lighting & Other Functions
Break lights and front lights must be in perfect working condition as registered with the National Road authorities and qualified for normal (daily) road use.

9. SUPPORT & TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS

9.1 Computers
It is allowed to use computers to improve the car to adjust, before or after one run. The driver may not use the computer during a run to change setting. Data recorders may be used to determine the value of certain vehicle parameters. This may not be activated by the accelerator or the acceleration of the vehicle during a run. It is also forbidden to pass information in real time to a driver in any form during a run. It is forbidden and illegal to transmit telemetry data to a ground such as sound and video images to be broadcasted in anyway, shape or form without a written consent from organization.

9.2 Advertisements Stickers
Participants will support the series by advertising event brand on the participating vehicle. The organisation reserves the right to control participants for advertisements, stickers, flags or other promotional or marketing materials. A participant may be asked to remove any marketing material or statements, if the organization believes that these statements and or materials are of bad taste or brings the event, the organization or its partners in a negative light. If participant does not comply and remove these materials immediately, will result in immediate exclusion and removal from participation in the event without any refund.

10. DRIVER & CREW

10.1 Drivers Meeting
All drivers must attend Drivers meeting. Each participating driver must be in possession of a drivers meeting attendance sticker before allowed to race. (non members must have an event pass en ticket). Each crew member must be in possession of a crew-pass.

10.2 Clothing
Every team must ensure that their clothing looks presentable, and are not allowed to wear shorts, tank top, t-shirt, any open shoes like slippers, sandals, or have bare legs or be bare-chested when present in the staging, starting, and competition areas of the track. Driver and crew must not line up for the race without wearing a proper pair of jeans, a shirt with long sleeves or a racing suit, with proper closed shoes. Nylon clothing is not permitted.

DRIVER clothing: Mandatory
12.00 or slower: Cotton or natural fiber long sleeve, hoodie or jacket. incl pants. No nylon or polyester allowed. Closed shoes and socks. No tank tops allowed.

11.99 and 10.00: Fire proof jacket meeting Sfi 3.2 a/1 ,mandatory. Rest as above 12.00 or slower

9.99 till 7.50: Fire proof suit or jacket and pants meeting Sfi 3.2 a/5 or FIA 8856-2000 mandatory. Gloves mandatory meeting FIA or SFI requirement. Remember that a FIA 8856-2000 suit needs FIA approved underwear to comply with the spec.!

9.99 and faster running supercharger or turbocharger with methanol. Fire proof suit or jacket and pants meeting SFI 3.2 a/15 mandetory.

Neck collar: Mandetory on cars faster than 9.99 sec on ¼ mile.

10.3 Helmet
Every driver must be in possession of a (closed face/ integral type) qualified safety helmet must be fitted with a valid safety approval. Open face helmets are not permitted. ALL passengers MUST wear a helmet. Please do not take off your helmet or loosen belts until you are off the race track. Infraction is grounds for disqualification.
All vehicles faster than 12.00 sec (officially 13.99) need a motorsports helmet meeting snell sa(h)2010, sa(h)2015, sfi 31.1/2010, 31.1/2015 or FIA 8860

10.4 Occupants
No more than one person is permitted in any car during any race. Except when driving for a demonstration drive-along visitor. (only when agreed and permitted by event organizer and clerk of course).

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**OUTLAW SERIES

11. FWD: Front wheel drive class running ET-Bracket (dial-in/index system)
with Pro-tree
      R/AWD: Rear and All wheel drive class running ET-Bracket (dial-in/index system) with Pro-tree

**OUTLAW AUTOMOBILES:
11. ENGINE

11.1 Engine
All engine types are allowed. Engine Swaps Permitted. All types of Carburetors, injection and electronically controlled injection systems are allowed.

11.2 Exhaust
All types of exhausts permitted. Exhaust must meet the noise requirements of the designated track. Exhaust should be in good working condition, securely fastened and away from driver and fuel tank. Flexible tubing or “flex pipe” prohibited.

11.3 Screamer pipes
Screamer pipes are allowed ONLY when complying with the noise standard of the track. If screamer pipe is not in accordance with the noise regulation, then the pipe must end back into the exhaust pipe.

11.4 Fuel
Gasoline, racing Gasoline, race fuel, LPG, Diesel, E85 are permitted. Alcohol, Nitro-methane and self-made (racing)gasoline are prohibited.

11.5 Fuel system
The entire fuel system must be outside the drivers/ passenger compartment.
Cool canisters and control blocks should be located at least 15 cm behind the flywheel on rear wheel drive cars.  And on the opposite site from where the flywheel is located in the engine compartment on the front wheel drive cars. If using a non OEM mechanical fuel pump, a manual power-valve must be located in the main fuel line (between the tank and the injectors/ carburetor) and must be able to stop fuel from pumping in case of an accident. This cut-off switch must be placed within reach of the driver.

11.6 Radiator overflow canister
A radiator overflow canister is mandatory for all vehicles. If participating vehicle is not equipped with an OEM canister, the size of the overflow canister should be at least 500ml and properly installed.

11.7 Nitrous oxide
Commercially available Nitrous Oxide and Nitrous oxide inter-cooled systems are permitted on all engines, including turbo en suppercharged engines. Push systems(buttons) accepted. Nitrous system must be activated by a wide-open throttle switch. Nitrous bottles in driver compartment must be equipped with a relief (blow-off) valve and vented outside of driver’s compartment. Bottles must be stamped with a DOT 1800 approval, and safely and properly mounted (no hose clamps or tie wraps). Hoses from bottle(s) to solenoid must be high pressure steel braided hoses. No inline bottle shutoff valves in staging lanes accepted. Commercially available, thermostatically controlled, blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external heating of bottle is prohibited. All vehicles equipped with Nitrous Oxide must place a NOS decal with a minimum size of 7,6cm x 7.6cm (3″x3″) on the window which is the closest to the location of the bottle.

11.8 Supercharger & Turbocharger
Superchargers and turbochargers permitted. Chargers cooled by water, ice and CO2 are permitted only when and if there is no leakage, and the used (melted) water is collected in a canister or flows back in to the intake manifold.

11.9 Engine oiling system
Dry sump lubrication systems are allowed, all oil lines must be located outside the drivers compartment. Oil lines that are close to the flywheel must be protected with steel pipe with a minimum wall thickness of 3.2mm. Oil lines are not allowed to run through the drive shaft tunnel.

11.10 Oil Catch Tank
All vehicles where the OEM crankcase ventilation has been interrupted or altered, must have a oil catch can of at least 500 ml. A separate filter placed on the valve cover is prohibited.

11.11 Pipes, Tubing and Hoses
Participants are responsible that the fuel, transmission, brake, power steering lines and water hoses are securely tightened and are leakage free. It is not permitted to use tyraps. Pipes that are not original must be made of steel or nylon with a steel braided outer jacket. No lines, tubing or hoses are allowed to run trough the driveshaft tunnel.

12. DRIVETRAIN

12.1 Driveline
OEM production all-wheel, front wheel and rear wheel drive vehicles permitted.
Drive shaft safety loop required on all vehicles running 09.99 sec or quicker or any car exceeding 230 Km. (145 mph). Flex plate shield required on all vehicles running 09.99 sec or quicker, or any car exceeding 230 Km (145 mph).

12.2 Flywheel Shield
A flywheel shield is mandatory on all vehicles running 09.99 sec or quicker, vehicles with rotary engines running 10.99 sec or quicker. Flywheel shields must be made of a steel plate with a minimum thickness of 1/4-inch (6.35 mm). It must be attached to the engine and/ or the gearbox, and surrounds the bell housing 360 degrees.

12.3 Clutch
Every car with a clutch must be operated by foot. All OEM or aftermarket brands of clutch systems allowed. Hand control officially approved by the EU with E label is only allowed for the physically challenged.

12.4 Automatic Gearbox
Every vehicle with a non-OEM automatic gearbox must have a spring-loaded positive reverse lockout system and a neutral safety switch. This is necessary to prevent accidentally being put into the reverse gear, and the car cannot start when the gearbox is set into “drive” or the “reverse” position.

12.5 Differential
All forms of differentials are allowed.

13. BRAKES & SUSPENSION

 13.1 Brakes
All OEM servo unit and break systems are allowed. Four-wheel hydraulic brakes are mandatory on any car running 9.99 or quicker.

13.2 Steering
All OEM steering unit are allowed. Steering unit that has been changed, must be re-inspected and approved by the RDW, TUV, MOT etc.

13.3 Suspension
Full automotive-type suspension is mandatory. A minimum of one functioning and properly fitted, and operating hydraulic shock absorber per wheel is mandatory. Lightening of stock suspension components is prohibited. Rigid mounted suspensions is not allowed.

13.4 Wheelie-bars
Allowed in the OUTLAW classes. When in doubt please contact the organisation.

14. CHASSIS

14.1 Chassis modifications
Modifications are permitted. The doors need to be able open from the inside and outside. The driver compartment must be completely sealed from the motor, gearbox and exhaust.

14.2 Tube chassis
A tube chassis is permitted in the OUTLAW classes

14.3 Roll-bar or roll-cage
Roll cages are allowed in every class but not mandatory. A roll cage is a necessary component for a high performance car, for more than its rollover protection. Just about all safety bodies in almost every class of racing require some form of roll cage. It provides a great deal of protection in a rollover situation; its purpose is not strictly as such. The cage provides a great deal of side,frontal, and rear collision protection. Roll cages come in styles that are typically noted at “points”. They usually come in 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14, or more. The “points” is in relation to the number of places the cage is fixed to the frame, and/or structural body members.

14.4 Protection
Places on the roll-bar or roll-cage where the helmet can hit during a collision or accident must be covered with a soft protective layer (mostly compressed foam pad) and should have at least 8.5mm of thickness.

15. WHEELS & TIRES

15.1 1 Tires
Tires with a valid E-label, DOT label, Drag Radial or Slicks are permitted for the front as well as the rear. E-label, DOT label and Drag Radial tires will be inspected at the Tech-Inspection for general condition. All TREADED (street or strip) tires must have a minimum 1.6 mm off tread. Tires may not stick out more than 30mm outside the (fender edges) body structure.

15.2 Weather
In case of wet track, drivers are not allowed to race on Drag radials or Slicks.

15.3 Wheels
Automotive OEM-type rims as well as aftermarket rims are allowed, wheels must be minimum 12 Inches of diameter. The wheels may not stick out more than 30mm outside the (fender edges) body structure.

15.4 Nuts and Bolts
Wheel must have all nuts or bolts and they must be properly attached.

15.5 Hubcaps and Wheelcovers
Hub caps and wheel covers that conceal the wheel bolts & nuts must be removed before Tech-Inspection. Tech inspectors will check for loose lugs, cracked or bend wheels. No wheel covers, Snap-on hubcaps are permitted in any Category, and are prohibited in any ESLA class.

16. INTERIOR

16.1 Driver Compartment
Interior panels may be lichtend, altered or removed. No sharp edges allowed.

16.2 Seats
OEM and aftermarket seats are permitted. Seats must be properly attached with at least four bolts. Removal of the rear seats is permitted. If the vehicle has an OEM battery located under the back seat please see Regulations 18.1

16.3 Seatbelts
All vehicles must have at least a 3-point harness according to OEM system for both front passengers. Seatbelts must be correctly en securely mounted, not have the structural integrity damaged in any way, and be in good working condition. When a 4point (or more) harness is fitted on an original OEM seat, the cross section must be routed along the seat instead of through it. Release system must work perfectly (must release in one motion). Please do not loosen belts until you are off the race track. Infraction is grounds for disqualification.

16.4 Dashboard
Vehicle must have a safe (preferably OEM) dashboard. If dashboard has been altered in any way, all sharp edges must be safely covered in case of an accident.

16.5 Doors
Both the driver, and passenger doors must be functioning (able to open) from the inside as well as from the outside.

16.6 Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher/ fire extinguishing system is allowed only if it’s a dry chemical or CO2 system, and if securely mounted and properly installed.

17. BODY

17.1 Appearance
Vehicles participating in the event must be presentable in appearance at all times. Vehicles considered improperly prepared may be rejected by the Technical Inspector and result in immediate exclusion and removal from participation in the event without any refund. The appearance of crew vehicles is equally important and is Subject to the same considerations.

17.2 Windows
The windshield must be made of OEM glass and in good condition. Side and rear windows can be replaced with Lexan or other materials with a minimum thickness of 3 MM. Windows may have NO unsafe cracks or other unsafe damages. Windows must be maintained in closed position during a race.

17.3 Firewall
In an effort to maintain safety and quality, firewall is mandatory. Each car is required to have a firewall according to OEM with a minimum thickness of 0.6 mm or 0.8 mm steel and aluminum, the engine room must be completely seald from the drivers compartment.

17.4 Fenders
All Fenders are required. Lightweight replacement fenders are allowed. Fenders may be adapted to fit the size of the tires. Custom fenders should have rounded or folded edges, and may not have sharp edges.

17.5 Floor panels
Each car must have the OEM steel or aluminum reproduction floor panels and floor panels must be welded. There may not be any holes in the floor.

17.6 Spoilers
Spoilers attached to the bodywork of the car trunk as spoilers, airdam, side skirts, etc. are allowed.

17.7 Hood & Hood Scoops
Aftermarket fiberglass/ carbonfiber hood replacements are permitted. A hood scoop or airscoop is allowed provided sight is not obstructed.

17.8 1 Competition numbers
Dial-ins must be displayed on left side window and right front windshield in BOLD, CLEAR lettering. Starting numbers (decals or written) must be at least 15cm high and less than 3.8 cm wide. Class designation characters must be at least 7.5 cm high and at least 2.5 cm wide. The use of shoe polish is permitted provided that the above sizes are held.

18. ELECTRICAL

18.1 Batteries
Gel batteries are allowed, and do not need a liquid-tight container. All batteries must be securely mounted metal battery hold-down straps mandatory, trapping tape prohibited and preferably according to OEM specifications. Battery may NOT be relocated into the driver or passenger compartment unless the vehicle has a OEM battery located under the back seat (such as BMW, VW Beetle and a few German models). If battery is relocated into the trunk it must be placed safely into a package tray/ polly box, and the vehicle must have a rear firewall of .024-inch steel or .032-inch aluminum between the drivers compartment and the trunk. (Unless the vehicle has NOT been OEM equipped with rear fire wall like hatchbacks, SUV and station wagons).

18.2 Ignition
All forms of ignitions like Two steps, rev limiters, etc. are allowed. Two steps, rev limiters, or any other rpm limiting device installed with the function of a down track rpm controller or throttle stop system is prohibited.

18.3 Lighting & Other Functions
Brake light(s) and front light(s) (minimum 1 brake and 1 front) must be in perfect working condition if racing after sun down (in dark).

19. SUPPORT & TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS

19.1 Computers
It is allowed to use computers to improve the car to adjust, before or after one run. The driver may not use the computer during a run to change setting. Data recorders may be used to determine the value of certain vehicle parameters. This may not be activated by the accelerator or the acceleration of the vehicle during a run. It is also forbidden to pass information in real time to a driver in any form during a run. It is forbidden and illegal to transmit telemetry data to a ground such as sound and video images to be broadcasted in anyway, shape or form without a written consent from the organization.

19.2 Advertisements Stickers
Participants will support the series by advertising the event brand on the participating vehicle. The Organisation reserves the right to control participants for advertisements, stickers, flags or other promotional or marketing materials. A participant may be asked to remove any marketing material or statements, if the organization believes that these statements and or materials are of bad taste or brings the event, the organization or its partners in a negative light. If participant does not comply and remove these materials immediately, will result in immediate exclusion and removal from participation in the event without any refund.

20. DRIVER & CREW

20.1 Drivers Meeting
All drivers must attend Drivers meeting. Each participating driver must be in possession of a drivers meeting attendance sticker before allowed to race. (non members must have an event pass en ticket). Each crew member must be in possession of a crew-pass.

20.2 Clothing
Every team must ensure that their clothing looks presentable, and are not allowed to wear shorts, tank top, t-shirt, any open shoes like slippers, sandals, or have bare legs or be bare-chested when present in the staging, starting, and competition areas of the track. Driver and crew must not line up for the race without wearing a proper pair of jeans, a shirt with long sleeves or a racing suit, with proper closed shoes. Nylon clothing is not permitted.

20.3 Helmet
Every driver must be in possession of a (closed face/ integral type) qualified safety helmet must be fitted with a valid safety approval. Open face helmets are not permitted. ALL passengers MUST wear a helmet. Please do not take off your helmet or loosen belts until you are off the race track. Infraction is grounds for disqualification.

20.4 Occupants
No more than one person is permitted in any car during any race. Except when driving with a demonstration drive-along visitor. (only when agreed and permitted by Organizer and clerk of course, and never in competition form).

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STREET ELIMINATOR:
21. SE:

21.1  Qualifying
Any vehicle running 13.5 second or faster during qualifying will remain on the ladder and move on to eliminations.  The ladder is based on a sportsman configuration. Example – on a 8 car field  1 vs 5, not 1 vs 8 as with pro- ladder.

21.2 The Cruise
The cruise is designed to test the vehicles to establish their street ability over a distance of 24km – 64km (15 – 35 miles), on a pre-determined coarse.
The cruise is mandatory and is regarded as an elimination from competition.
Should any one fail the cruise they will be eliminated from competition. When a participant has been eliminated because of the cruise, their competitor will have a bye-run in the first round of eliminations.

Failure to pass all parts of the cruise will result in elimination from competition.
The cruise will begin once all vehicle assemble at the gate at pre-determined time.
It is the responsibility of the competitor to understand fully the rules and consequences of the cruise.

21.3 Driver on the Cruise
The competing driver does not have to drive the competing car on the cruise but must ensure any alternative drivers is legal to drive ( Drivers license will be required).

21.4 Cruise Start
The cruise will take place on the last day of qualifying, no earlier than 1 hour after the last qualifying run. In the event of the track schedule being changed the competitors will always receive at least one hours notification of the cruise.

21.5 Assembly point 
All cars will assemble at the gate at the arranged time, any late arrivals will be eliminated.

21.6 Leading and support vehicles
The cruise will consist of a lead (support) vehicle designated by the organiser, the competing vehicles and a follow-up (support) vehicle. All competing vehicles should stay between the support vehicles unless otherwise instructed by the organiser. If a competing vehicle has to stop or drop out the follow up support vehicle will stop and observe, then possibly appoint an alternative follow-up vehicle. Other vehicles that wish to follow the cruise must not get between the support vehicles and competing vehicles, if they do and are affiliated to any competing vehicle, this will result in disqualification for the affiliated team.

21.7 Outside assistance 
The competing vehicle is not allowed any outside assistance in the event of a problem. The only personal assistance can come from passengers in that vehicle.

21.8 Tools allowed on cruise
All tools required must be onboard the vehicle participating in the cruise.

21.9 Cooling system
No additional outside cooling assistance from air lines, water hoses, ice, etc is permitted, the vehicle must rely on its own cooling system.

21.10 Fuel on the Cruise
Vehicles with internal combustion engines using petrol, diesel, LPG or dual fuel must take a minimum of 8 litres of fuel on board using its regular fuel tank ( see SPRC White book regulation SE 1.4). Electrical vehicles are not required to take on fuel unless dual fuel.

21.11 Electrical vehicles
Electrical vehicles may recharge their batteries using the time available at the fuel station if acceptable to the management. No charging of batteries will be permitted outside the garage fuel stop area. All vehicles will be observed and fuel receipts verified.

21.12 Fuel stop
When each vehicle is refuelled they are required to move to safe place within the garage property designated by the organiser. The cruise vehicles will only leave the designated area when instructed by the organiser in the same formation as described in rule 6. Any competing vehicles separated from the main group on the way to the fuel stop will be given Ten minutes to reach the fuel station and take on the minimum amount of fuel, this time will begin when the last vehicle from the main group moves away from the pump. Failure to meet the dead line will result in disqualification. The Ten minute rule will be effective at each subsequent checkpoint. Namely the HOT START assembly point and Arrival back at THE TRACK GATES.

21.13 HOT Start
From the garage the organiser will instruct the competing vehicles to proceed to an assembly point as previously designated for the purpose of the HOT START. Where competing vehicles will sit with engines off for approx 10-15 minutes. Each car will then be required to complete a “hot start” procedure with no outside assistance. Each competitor will has 2 minutes to fire their vehicle from the first time of asking, failure will result in Elimination from competition. The use of aux power booster is prohibited. Secondary battery systems are permitted, providing they are permanent features of the vehicle and connected at all times. Vehicles will only leave the HOT START area when instructed by the organiser and then proceed back to the track in formation described in rule 6.

21.14 Completion Cruise
The cruise is only deemed complete once competing vehicles have driven unaided through the main entrance of THE TRACK GATES in correct formation at a maximum of ten minute intervals.

21.15 Assisting competitors
Slowing down on any part of the cruise to assist other competitors time scale is permitted providing no laws or other rule are infringed.

21.16 Extra Cruise / Timed Course
Where numbers dictate, the organiser reserves the right to introduce a second cruise or “timed course” with check points at his discretion.  In this event Competitors will be given no less than 2 hours notice. When safety is in question and the cruise may present dangerous conditions, though weather, crowds or mitigating circumstances. A decision will be made solely by the Chairman on whether the cruise should take place. This will not be a democratic procedure, failure to attend the cruise is automatic elimination from competition.

21.17 Road Legal 
It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure their vehicle and driver are Road Legal and compliant with UK law (road legal law of the specific country of participants origin). Random checks may be made at any point during the weekend by tech officials to check any vehicle for this criteria. ( Random fuel checks will also take place).

21.18 Highway Code
All drivers are expected to drive with in the regulations of the Highway Code, any activity that the organiser deems inappropriate or bring the class into distribute will result in elimination. Any one issued with a police ticket on the cruise will be eliminated.

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BIKES: 

**STREET-LEGAL BIKES
23. SL.B A popular class for the sportsman racer, that run 9.5 sec. or slower.
(Heads up, with Sportsman-tree)

Bikers have to wear crash helmet together with appropriate motorcycle apparel. One-piece or two-piece zip-togehter suits are recomended, made from suitable materials. Motorcycle boots must be worn.

23.1 APPEARANCE
All machines must be of presentable appearance at all times. Entries may be refused where appearance is not considered to be up to the general standards of competition.

All machines must be of presentable appearance at all times. Entries may be refused where appearance is not considered to be up to the general standards of competition.

23.2 Bikes allowed in SL.B class
All bikes participating in the Street Legal Bike class must be in standard condition as delivered from dealer.

NO MODIFIED BIKES ALLOWED !!!

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**STREET-MODIFIED BIKES
24. SM.B In Street Modified bike class,  are modified street bikes Street bikes allowed.
(ET-bracket, dial-in system with Sportsman-tree)

Bikers have to wear crash helmet together with appropiate motorcycle apparel. One-piece or two-piece zip-togehter suits are recomended, made from suitable materials. Motorcycle boots must be worn

24.1 APPEARANCE
All machines must be of presentable appearance at all times. Entries may be refused where appearance is not considered to be up to the general standards of competition.

24.2 CARBURATORS & INJECTION
All types of Carburators, injection and electronically controlled injection systems are allowed

24.3 ENGINE
Must be designed and build for motorcycle applications. Only one engine per vehicle allowed. External starter prohibited.

24.4 COOLING
Only air, oil or water coolant permitted.

24.5 EXHAUST
All types of exhausts permitted. Flexible tubing or “flex pipe” prohibited.

24.6 FUEL
Gasoline, racing Gasoline, race fuels  and octane boosters are permitted. Alcohol, Nitro-methane and self-made (racing)gasoline are prohibited.

24.7 NITROUS OXIDE
Commercially available Nitrous Oxide and Nitrous oxide inter-cooled systems are permitted on all engines, including turbo en supercharged engines. Push systems(buttons) accepted. Bottles must be stamped with a DOT 1800 approval, and safely and properly mounted (no hose clamps or tie wraps). Hoses from bottle(s) to solenoid must be high pressure steel braided hoses. No inline bottle shutoff valves in staging lanes accepted. Commercially available, thermostatically controlled, blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external bottle heating systems not allowed past the line up.

24.8 SUPERCHARGERS & TURBOCHARGERS
Superchargers and turbochargers permitted. For chargers mounted in front of the engine, we recommend a safety shield to be mounted over the charger-belt. A safety cover over the Chargers cooled by water, ice and CO2 are permitted only when and if there is no leakage, and the used (melted) water is collected in a canister or flows back in to the intake manifold.  If the charger is placed behind to engine, then the safety shield is mandatory. If a charger is chain driven, then the safety shield must be a minimum of 3mm thick (dural material) or 1.5mm thick (steel material or material equal in strength), no matter where charger is located.

Use of explosion-proof, ballistic protective material is recommended.

24.9 HOSES
All fuel, transmission, brake, power steering lines and water hoses must be securely tightened and are leakage free. It is not permitted to use ty-wraps. Pipes that are not original must be made of steel or nylon with a steel braided outer jacket. No lines, tubing or hoses are allowed to run by the driveline, driveshafts or chain.

24.10 CLUTCH
All OEM or aftermarket brands of clutch systems allowed. Slider/ semi slider clutches allowed.
Electric and air shifters allowed. RPM shifting prohibited.

24.11 GEARBOX
Only OEM gearbox allowed.

24.12 DRIVE CHAIN & GUARDS
All brands or types of chains allowed. All chains or driveline systems must be covered by a protected shield. OEM, aftermarket aluminium (3mm thick) or steel (1.5mm thick or material equal in strength) allowed. The protective shield must cover the entire diameter of the rear chains-sprocket.

24.13 BRAKES
All OEM servo unit and break systems are allowed. At an end speeds of 281 km/h. (175 mph) there must be two break callipers with a minimum of 230mm diameter each or one calliper with a minimum diameter of 295 mounted at the front. The hydraulic break fluid reservoir must be mounted in a position that makes it easy for the tech official to inspect the fluid level.

24.14 SHOCKS & STRUDS
All types and brands allowed, and must be functional when in place. Rear struts allowed.

24.15 STEERING & FORKS
All types and brands allowed, and must be functional when in place

24.16 FRAME
Regular available frames used on public roads. Max. Wheelbase 1780mm, with rear wheel in most extended postion. Every type of swing arm is allowed. The swing arm may be extended by a certified construction welder, or a aftermarket supplier, or be inspected by RDW/TUV, or equivalent inspection authority.

Minimum ground clearance, with the driver on the bike is 50mm.

24.17 STAND
Must be wired up or be removed.

24.18 WHEELIE BARS
Not allowed.

24.19 TIRES
Every type and size is allowed, as long as they meet with the traffic law. Slicks are allowed.

24.20 SEAT
Every type is allowed, have to be safely attached to the machine. Every filling must be safely attached to the seat.

24.21 MIRRORS
Must be removed, or taped over.

24.22 FENDERS
Must be attached to meet the regulations of the traffic law.

24.23 LIGHTS
Lights need not be operational, but must be of stock appearance, lenses must be taped over.

24.24 BATTERY
Must be attached safely and solid.

24.25 IGNITION
A positive acting cut out switch must be fitted, and attached to the top fork yoke or handlebars.
Ignition KILL buttons are not acceptable.
All machines faster then 9.99 sec on the ¼ mile must have a positive KILL switch attached to the rider by lanyard that shuts down ALL electrical systems on the machine.

ALL motorcycles require lanyards.
The lanyard/KILL switch must be able to work when pulled in any direction.
A lanyard assembly must be of sufficient strength for purpose. Any lanyard assembly that, in the opinion of the technical team, is not fit for purpose is grounds for disqualification.

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 **ESLA DRAG WHEELIE:

26. DWC: A new drag series starting in 2017.

26.1 MACHINE / RIDER CHANGES

Subject to the approval of the Clerk of the Course, either the rider/passenger or machine, but not both, may be changed during or prior to an event. Machines may be changed in the event of failure during an event. If a rider change is made during an event, extra entry fee will be charged. All changes must be registered at signing on with the secretary of the meeting.

 26.2 CLASS explanation:
The riders must complete the 1/4 mile drag race on the back wheel after the 1/8th mile mark. Riders may lift the wheel before the 1/8th mile and ride through. Rider with the fastest speed with an “ok wheelie” over the ¼ mile is winner. Any rider lifting the front wheel after the 1/8th mile will be marked with “no ok wheelie” and is for that run out of the competition. Only “ok wheelies” will count.

 26.3 TECHNICAL VERIFICATION
Machines will be checked for eligibility and the competitors must present themselves with their leathers and helmet. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that his/her machine complies with the regulations and is safe for attempting. All old technical verification stickers must be removed.

26.4 BRIEFING
A rider’s briefing will be held before racing begins, and is the rider’s responsibility to attend the briefing. Attendance at this meeting is compulsory. Engines may not be run before the rider’s briefing.

26.5 TIMED RUNS
Unlimited timed runs per competitor will be allowed, unless otherwise stated. Racing will commence at 9:00am or as detailed in the race schedule and riders briefing.

26.6 STARTING
All runs will be started by the Chief Starter and from the starting line. The timing system used is certified. Riders will be released from the paddock in their class. Riders will proceed to the line up and then on to the burnout box of the track to then go to starting line when ordered by starting crew.

26.7 CONDUCT
Any rider who fails to comply with instructions or is considered to be riding or behaving in a reckless or dangerous manner, or in a manner liable to cause a nuisance anywhere on the site of an event will be penalised by the Clerk of the Course. Riders are responsible for the behaviour of all persons associated with them at an event. An infringement of the rules and regulations may exclude a team from the event. The use of paddock bikes is restricted to officials and team members retrieving machines from the braking area. Wheelies, burn outs and excessive speed in non testing areas and when traveling to the start area is prohibited.

 26.8 NUMBER PLATES
In addition to the ACU Standing Regulations each machine is required to carry a front facing number identification issued at signing on showing the rider’s number. These need the front number to have been signed by the Scruteneer, once passed. Additional requirements will be notified during signing on.

26.9 RIDER PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY MATERIALS

Back protectors have been a mandatory requirement for rider protection in the wheelie class. Full leathers apparel are compulsory for all riders competing in wheelie classes. One-piece or two-piece zip-togehter suits are recomended, made from suitable materials.

All competitors must wear motorcycle boots that offer above the ankle protection and are securely fitted, leather gloves and an approved helmet with a visible 2 ringed gold sticker. A visor must be securely fitted to the helmet and must be closed at all times when on the track. Foreign competitors helmets will be examined by the Clerk of the Course for their governing bodies approval sticker.

26.10 CAMERAS
Mounting cameras to crash helmets is strictly prohibited. Cameras may be mounted securely to machines; it is advisable to also attach a safety lanyard should the camera become detached from its mounting.
All riding equipment must be presented for inspection at scrutineering.

26.11 MACHINE SAFETY
It is the responsibility of the rider to ensure a machine and equipment used in practice and competition is mechanically and structurally in a safe condition and fit for the intended purpose. (ACU National Sporting Code, appendix D)

26.12 WET TRACK
If the track is wet, the competition will be on a hold. The Clerk of the Course will decide whether the competition is final or can start again.

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**ESLA DRAG KART:

27. DKC: A new drag series starting in 2017.

27.1 Presentation
Karts should always be presented as well as possible

27.2 Carburation and injection
Both carburettors and fuel injection are permitted

27.3 Engine
All types of engines allowed. No thrust engines.

27.4 Cooling
Air, water and oil cooling are permitted however no antifreeze in water permitted

27.5 Fuel
Petrol, methanol and nitro permitted

27. 6 Fuel System
Fuel tank. Must be secure and no leaks

27.7 Exhaust System
Exhaust systems must be properly secured and clear of all hoses and wiring

27.8 Nitrous system
Commercially available Nitrous Oxide and Nitrous oxide inter-cooled systems are permitted on all engines, including turbo en suppercharged engines. Push systems(buttons) accepted. Nitrous system must be activated by a wide-open throttle switch. Bottles must be stamped with a DOT 1800 approval, and safely and properly mounted (no hose clamps or tie wraps). Hoses from bottle(s) to solenoid must be high pressure steel braided hoses. No inline bottle shutoff valves in staging lanes accepted. Commercially available, thermostatically controlled, blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external heating of bottle is prohibited.

27.9 Supercharger & Turbocharger
Superchargers and turbochargers permitted. Chargers cooled by water, ice and CO2 are permitted only when and if there is no leakage, and the used (melted) water is collected in a canister or flows back in to the intake manifold.

27.10 Gearbox
Automatic or manual with manual shift or remote air shift are permitted

27.11 Chain Guards
Chain and guards. Chains should be in good mechanical condition and a guard must cover the top section of the chain. Guard should be either aluminium or steel.

27.12 Brakes
A minimum of a rear brake is required. Front brakes are recommended. Front brake line locks are permitted to assist burnout.

27.13 Suspension
No suspension is permitted. Must be in good mechanical condition and be kart derived

27.14 Chassis
Must be kart chassis forward of drivers seat based with fixed solid rear axle(s). No differentials

27.15 Tire
Front tyres must be kart tyres with a maximum bead diameter of 6 inches.
Rear tyres are open choice but must be in good condition

27.16 Wheelie Bars
Wheelie bars. Are permitted

27.17 Roll Bar Optional. However a roll bar must be fitted if using a harness

27.18
Must be secure and must have isolator

27.19 Kill Switch
An emergency ignition kill switch must be fitted and functional

27.20 Driver Safety Materials
Bikers have to wear full face crash helmet together with leather gloves and appropiate motorcycle apparel. One-piece or two-piece zip-togehter suits are recomended, made from suitable materials. Motorcycle or Kart boots must be worn.

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V. GENERAL RACE PROCEDURE

28. LANE CHOICE
Lane choice is determined by elapsed time. The driver with the better qualifying E.T. gets first-round lane choice.

28.1 Staging Lane
When its time to race, racers will be called to line up in the staging lane. Do not come to the staging lanes until your class has been called. All drivers have 3 minutes to line up in the staging lane after the call.

28.2 Ready to Race
Participating vehicles must self-burnout, and self-stage under the vehicle’s own engine power (engine must be running). Crewmembers may guide the driver only, push-starting or push-staging any vehicle is prohibited. Once a vehicle reaches the front of the staging lanes, it must be fully ready and prepared to race.

28.3 Burnouts
All pre-race burnouts are restricted to designated areas, using water only. During burnouts, participant crews are NOT allowed to hold or guide the vehicle. Crossing the centerline or starting line during a burnout is NOT a disqualification. From the moment the starter crew gives the ok for the burn out, drivers then have 1.5 minute to burn, pre stage, stage and start. If a vehicle should breakdown anytime before, during or after a burnout, it is NOT permitted to cross te starting lane and turn around on the track. Vehicle must be pushed back by driver or/and crewmembers. If driver does not get the vehicle pre-staged and staged on the vehicle’s own engine power within 1.5 minute, then he loses that race and the vehicle must be pushed away from the staging lane.

28.4 Starting line & Staging conduct
Staging is for safety reasons only allowed in forward motion. When a driver makes a staging mistake the driver is not allowed to back up the vehicle, unless instructed to do so by the event Starter.

It is strongly preferred that all competitors show courtesy to other competitors by using the courtesy staging procedures. Courtesy Staging is when both vehicles Pre-Stage before either competitor stages. Please wait for the other participant to Pre-Stage before you Stage your vehicle

28.5 Deep Staging
 “Deep Staging” is allowed. If a car deep stages accidentally here will be no pull back.

28.6 Red light
If one of the participants leaves the starting line (move too soon) before the starting tree lights up the green light, it is called red-lighting (false start) and that participant will be disqualified and loses the race. If both participants get a red light, then the participant that red lighted first will be disqualified and eliminated from the race.

28.7 Bye Runs
In the event of an odd number of vehicles or a participants falls out in a round during eliminations, the following criteria will be used to determine who gets the “Bye”. In Round one the “Bye” will chosen by a lotery picking system, by the drivers. In E.T-Brakcet the driver who runs closest to their dial-in without breaking-out will determine subsequent rounds. Should two vehicles run identical numbers, as in closest to their dial-in, the driver with the quicker reaction time will be awarded the bye run. Only one bye run may be earned per race event. Participants with a Bye-run must run to proceed to the next race.

28.8 Boundary Lines Regulations
In determining lane boundary crossing violations, it is considered a disqualification when any portion of a tire completely crosses the painted boundary centerline or outer line on the race track. When a tire does not completely cross the painted boundary centerline or outer line, it is not a disqualification. In situations where multiple boundary lines are utilized, the line closest to the participants racing lane will be used for reference. Should a driver get a red light (falls start) and the opposing driver crosses the center or outer boundary line, the driver who crosses the boundary line gets disqualified  and loses the racel. And the driver committing the foul start will be the winner of that race. In cases where both drivers cross the centerline or outside boundary line during eliminations, both  drivers will be disqualified and removed from the competition. If both drivers cross the centerline or outside boundary line during the finals the driver who crosses the centerline first or outer line last shall be the winner of the race. In situations where a driver is making a single run or Bye-run during eliminations, a driver is not disqualified for boundary lines crossing. The elapsed time is voided for all purposes if a contestant does cross a boundary line or a performance-related infraction occurs.

28.9 Intentional crossing
Intentional crossing of boundary lines to leave track or avoiding debris is NOT grounds for disqualifications.

29. DEBRIS
Debris generated from a vehicle crossing into an opponent’s lane may be grounds for disqualifications. It must be determined by the Event Director that such debris created a clear and present hazard for the opposing contestant and that it was a deciding factor in the race. Event Director shall make any judgments and/or disqualifications.

29.1 TIMING FIXTURES
If a vehicle strikes timing fixtures even though not completely crossing painted line, it is a disqualification. Rubber traffic cones are for guidance only and are not considered to be timing fixtures.

29.2 BREAKDOWNS
If a vehicle breaks after receiving the green light, the pass need not be completed to receive win status. However, a vehicle must record a reaction time under its own power in order for a run to be considered valid. In situations where a driver is making a single run in eliminations, this driver is considered the automatic winner once he/she stages under own power, receives the start and breaks the stage beam. Lane boundary line crossing and red light disqualification rules do not apply on single runs. Additionally, if a vehicle breaks during the run and crosses the outer boundary and his/her competitor commits a foul (red light start or breakout pass), the vehicle that breaks will be considered the winner. The outer boundary violation is waived in this ‘instance since proper racer etiquette calls for the driver/rider to move out of the lane of travel in order to minimize potential down time due to a fluid leak. However, the center line violation rule does apply in this circumstance.

29.3 PARACHUTE
Parachutes are allowed but not mandatory. A parachute striking timing blocks after the car has crossed the finish line does not result in disqualification.

29.4. DISQUALIFICATIONS
Every race must have a winner. In cases where both drivers are disqualified during the same race, the policy is that the first offender is disqualified and the other driver reinstated, providing the grounds for disqualification were equal. However, in most cases, there are varying degrees of rule infractions, with the policy being that the driver committing the major offence is disqualified; the driver with the lesser offence is reinstated. This system is commonly referred to as “first or worst”

29.5 Devices & Conflicts
Discovery of any device, action, or operation not included or allowed in this Rulebook or in conflict with rulescontained within this Rulebook is grounds for immediate disqualification.

29.6 Loss of control
Any time it has been judged that excessive braking has resulted in loss of control that results in contact with the guard wall and/or light fixtures or crossing the center boundary lines, BETWEEN THE STARTING & FINISH LINE, the contestant will be disqualified. Contact with guard wall, barriers, or any other track fixture (rubber cones, when used, are considered visual aids, not fixtures) is grounds for disqualification and/or other actions.

29.7 Double elimination
One of the rarities at a drag racing event is the situation in which two cars are disqualified during the same elimination race. In most cases, both offending contestants are disqualified. Those situations include both drivers crossing the boundary.

29.8 Unsportsmanlike conduct & Black List
Unsportsmanlike conduct or conduct detrimental to the sport of racing, otherwise creates a condition or circumstance that is unsafe, unfair, or out of order shall be in violation with the rules & regulations of the event and organisation. The Organization reserves the final judgment as to what type of behavior, conduct, communication or language shall be deemed hostile, unfair, unsafe, or with issues of un-sportsman like conduct and what constitutes threats or abuse.
29.8 a
Any inappropriate conduct directed towards fellow participants, spectators, or event officials deemed unsportsmanlike by the event organiser or event officials is grounds for removal from the event or any other disciplinary action as prescribed by the organisation. 29.8 b
Any participant or crewmember that makes inappropriate physical contact with a official is subject to forfeiture of event points, ejection from that event and any or all-appropriate criminal charges that may be filed.
29.8 c
All Participants, crew members creating, supporting or sprading a negative event or brand exposure for the organisation. Or ANY action done by driver or crew member that causes Organiser to endure financial losses or los of participants can be placed on the International BLACK LIST. This will result in immediate exclusion and removal from being a member or participation in any event without any refund.
29.8 d
Participants or crew members that does not comply to all rules ragarding unsportsmanlike conduct or otherwise creates a condition or circumstance that is unsafe, unfair, or out of order can be placed on the International BLACK LIST. This will result in immediate exclusion and removal from being a member or participation in any event without any refund.

29.9 No burnouts in restricted areas
No burnouts, spinning or torqueing in the pit area, staging lanes, or camping areas. ANY of these infractions is grounds for disqualification.

30. Damages
Any and all damages to any location and or product caused by drivers, team (crew) members, race vehicle or supporting vehicles will be billed to the participating racer.

30.1 No riding on the outside parts of vehicles.

30.2 Pit Speed
All race vehicles & support vehicles must observe 10 km. speed limit in the pits and staging areas. Excessive speed in pits and return roads will be dealt with severely.

30.3. ESLA MEMBERSHIPS CARD
The Membership Participation Card (MPC) issued is to be used only by the driver to whom it is assigned and it is restricted to. The card is valid for event competition until its expiration date or until revoked by Organisation. Membership is intended only to signify that the driver is a qualifeid member and has demonstrated basic qualifications for the drag racing events.

30.4 DRUGS & ALCOHOL POLICY
Racer, crewmember found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be evicted, lose all points accumulated up to and including the day of the infraction, and excluded form any further events and or Championship. Their memebership will be revoked without any refunds, and the participant or crewmember will be subject to prosecution and possible arrest.
Organizer and or it’s partner organisations ar entitled to submit racers and/or crew members to a alcohol/drug test at anytime. By participating in our events, racers and/or crew member accepts and agrees to all the rules and to freely participate in all alcohol or drug tests.  

30.5 APPEAL
Any driver may appeal to the Court of Appeal against any sanction imposed in application of these regulations during an even. The organisation may not refuse its aid or its agreement to any appeal. Every appeal will be presented to the event committee board members or to the people affiliated with this task. Every appeal will be studied and analysed, before a final decision is maid and communicated to the person(s) making the appeal. Appeal costs of €500.- apply to any and all appeals and must be paid before committee handles the appeal. Costs will be returned if appeal is won by the appealer.

30.6 COMPLIANCE OF RULES & REGULATIONS
Each participant expressly agrees that by entering an event conducted by organisation the participant agrees to be bound by all of the decisions, rules and regulations including all procedures provided for in this Rulebook, and by decisions, rules and regulations, which are applicable to a particular event. The participant agrees to be bound by and abide by the decisions of the Event and track Director, his designee and other officials at all events. The participant by entering an event agrees that all decisions made during or incident to an event are final and may not be appealed or made the basis of litigation and agrees to release and waive from liability and agrees not to bring any action against the Organization, his designees,  the race track operator, event sponsors and all other event officials for any loss, damage or injury caused by decisions, erroneous or otherwise, or decisions based on malfunctioning electronic or mechanical equipment, whether due to negligence or otherwise. The participant further agrees that any disputes concerning any event, the rules and regulations or any decisions of officials whether or not incident to an event, shall be resolved pursuant to the procedures provided forth in this Rulebook. The participant agrees to indemnify and to hold the organizer and entire organisation harmless for any costs incurred as a result of the failure of the participant to comply with the procedures and proscriptions provided for herein.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY CLAIMS

PARTICIPATING IN A MOTORSPORTS EVENT CAN BE DANGEROUS AND MAY INVOLVE INJURY OR DEATH.

You must read and agree to the declaration and paragraphs below which are designed to create a legally binding relationship between you and the organization, and this is needed for you to be allowed to participate in every event.

1. I confirm that I fully understand the nature of the competition I am entering and I am of age and competent to participate.
2. I confirm that any vehicle that I use will comply with the regulations and will be safe and fit for use in the competition.
3. I will NOT take part if I have any doubt about my ability or the safety of the track or venue.
4. I will not participate whilst under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating drugs of any kind.
5. If I am taking any prescribed medication I will inform the event promoter and seek approval of participation before participating
6. I will attend every drivers briefing before starting my participation.
7. I will read, accept and comply with any rules and regulations and any and or all changes their in. I agree to always follow the final instructions set forth and issued by the organizers, partners, track officials and security.
8. I will have and use all safety equipment as stated in the rules and regulations prior to participation.
9. I accept that I am fully responsible for my own safety and the safety of others.
10. Participants, competitors, drivers, vehicle owners/holders and assistants accept that competing in such sport events may involve injury or death, and fully agree to take part/ compete in the event at their own risk. Participants, competitors, drivers, vehicle owners/holders and assistants agree to bear the sole responsibility according to civil and criminal law for any damage caused by them or the vehicle used by them where no exclusion of liability is agreed on. Participants, competitors, drivers, vehicle owners/holders and assistants hereby agree and declare that if they sustain any injury or damage from any cause whilst being at the event or participating in the event, they waive all claims and compensation of any kind against the organization, partner organizers, its president, managers, general secretaries, agents, sponsor, officials, media, owners of the track/venue, visitors, and any other persons connected to the organization and or the event.
11. I accept and agree that if I fail to follow all rules and regulations as set forth by the ESLA organisation or it’s partner organisations, I will be disqualified and excluded from the event immediately without any refund whatsoever.
12. I accept and comply that the event Directors decision is final in any dispute or discussions.

The undersigned approves the rules and agrees to accept them. He confirms that the statements made on this entry form are correct and that the vehicle to be entered into the competition conforms to the Street Legal Rules & Regulations and the International Sporting Code. He further agrees to allow the organisation to place decals from Event, Event Sponsors on his/her vehicle.
All rights of photos and moving pictures from driver, vehicle, teams or any material en or persons taken during the event, will be assigned to the event promotor. The undersigned approve, accept and agree to the event regulations, including the terms of the liability waiver.