One. For drivers of 2:00 pm or slower cars – No helmet is required For drivers of 9:99 am or faster cars – Full-face helmet is mandatory Gateway Motorsports Park drag racing installation on an NHRA sanctioned track and our rules/guidelines follow NHRA standards. You can get a copy of the NHRA rules by visiting www.nhra.com.* Question: What type of helmet do I need to race at Gateway Motorsports Park? One. You can get the full rules for becoming a licensed driver by visiting the NHRA website. Requirements include: physical and 6 license passes. Once you`re done, your records will be approved by the Gateway Motorsports Park Drag Strip Manager and two other drivers with NHRA driver`s licenses. You can download the required documentation from the NHRA Licensing and Registration page. A helmet is one of the first safety items you may need to buy. Any vehicle that travels faster than 13.99 seconds, as well as all dune motorcycles and buggies, must have an approved helmet. Helmets must have a SNELL rating of 2010, 2015 or 2020, as well as helmets with an SFI rating of 31.1 A, 31.2 A, 41.1 A or 41.2 A.
(SNELL 2010 helmets expire on 1.1.2022, SNELL 2015 helmets expire on 1.1.2027, SNELL 2020 helmets expire on 1.1.2032.) The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) sets rules for each type of vehicle that can travel a quarter mile. All NHRA member routes must follow these safety guidelines. Every year, a new set of NHRA rules is released with revisions and updates. The rulebooks are available on the track for $10 and are recommended for anyone interested in participating more often or building a car. One. The main purpose of our technical inspections is to check the safety equipment of your vehicle. These include roll cages (if your car is fast enough to need a roll cage) and padding to make sure your chassis is certified and you`re wearing the right clothes (helmet, gloves, etc.) to run around our facilities. Below is a list of the most important items required at certain ETs and speeds. Check the track-specific class rules to be sure, but in most cases you can use Nitrous.
Nitro cylinders shall be ventilated outside the driver`s compartment if they are mounted in the same compartment as the driver. All bottles must be rated at a DOT – 1800 pounds. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2021 RULEBOOK eBOOK | VIEW PDF VERSION Q. Are there any special rules for running during Midnight Madness? * Other requirements for the individual helmet can be found in the NHRA rulebook. The 2021 NHRA Rulebook and the 2021 Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Rulebook are now online and can be viewed by anyone wishing to compete in the NHRA arenas. *For a complete list of clothing requirements, see NHRA RuleBook A. The points in parentheses are available in the “Event Rules and Results” section of the Gateway Motorsports Park website. One.
For certain events, Gateway Motorsports Park will provide fuel for purchase on the property. Other local areas where you can get racing fuel include contacting Wick Fuels (618-887-9036) or Performance Parts Plus (618-451-8888) and setting up delivery or pickup. The Jr. Drag Racing League Rulebook also covers everything families need to know to enter this exciting arena and allow children as young as 5 to get their formal introduction to the sport. The basic elements needed to pass the technical inspection of a typical road car include good tires, battery lashing, radiator overflow sensor, neutral actuable safety switch, seat belts, and a valid state driver`s license or NHRA competition license is required for all participants. Don`t forget to wear long pants, shoes and a shirt! One. Yes, payments depend on the class and number of cars participating in each event. Payments will be posted with general event information in the “Event Rules and Results” section of the racing community on the Gateway Motorsports Park website. Q.
Are there any special documents to fill out for runners under the age of 18? The NHRA`s main rulebook contains all the information you need to race with the NHRA, and class rules and requirements, race procedures and more are covered in this authoritative guide. Q. Who is the best person to contact if I have technical questions that are not answered here?. Q. Do I have to drive a Test & Tune or Bracket event to participate in the Manufacturers` Auto Show? R. Yes! In order for riders aged 16 and 17 to race at Gateway Motorsports Park, we must have an up-to-date minor waiver form signed by BOTH parents or guardians (forms are available on the track) as well as a valid driver`s license. One. We will do our best to end the event on the day it was scheduled. If we need to cancel an event due to weather conditions, it will be announced whether it will be postponed or not. You can also find this information on our website www.wwtraceway.com – select the event page. Cancellations will be published on the title of the event. You can also subscribe to the calendar that updates your smartphone or computer when we make cancellations through the website.
Q. Who can run during test & Tunes on Wednesday nights? One. What is required depends on the speed* at which you descend the sliding strip. R. Helmet (for cars 13.99 or more), closed shoes, long pants, shoulder shirt (no nylon) are the minimum requirements. Depending on the speed of your car, you may need additional equipment and safety clothing*. A. No. Everyone is allowed to race at manufacturers` auto shows as long as they meet the requirements, pass the roadworthiness test and pay for the class(ies) in which they choose to race. One.
Yes, the cost for each specific class varies. Prizes can be found in the Racer section of the Gateway Motorsports Park website. Q. How can I stay up to date with the hook points?. Q. What is the rain policy for Drag Strip Gateways races? Q. Do I have to be an NHRA licensed driver to race at Gateway Motorsports Park? Q. When/Where can I have my chassis certified for your events? Q. What is the clothing requirement to drive my car at Gateway Motorsports Park? One.
The only requirement to race on the drag track or drift pit is that you pay the registration fee for the rider and pass the technical check- One. If you`re driving a car that drives 10.00 in the quarter mile or 134 MPH or slower, we don`t need you to have an NHRA license. Participants with a numbering of 9.99 or higher (4.50 to 6.39 for eight miles) or 135 MPH or faster (excluding motorcycles) must have a valid NHRA competition license and NHRA membership. Exceptions may be made for riders who hold a competition license from another sanctioning authority and have applied for a crossover competition license from the NHRA.