2018 Mid Atlantic Championships (Rev 9/14/17)
Virginia Motorsports Park
October 11-14, 2018
1/8 mile
The purpose of the Mid Atlantic Championships is to promote local grassroots bracket racing at member tracks and reward local attendance with recognition and competition.
1. DRIVER ELIGIBILITY – Each participating track will keep a “points” system to determine drivers who will represent their track. Each racer must be entered in the points program and run at least 5 points meets of the track he/she represents. No buy-in entries from racers not running at a local track. Any track found using buy in entries may be suspended for 1 year if so voted by the participating Track Operators.

2. TEAM COMPOSTITION – Each team will consist of 58 members. Teams may send up to 40 seniors, up to a total of 10 juniors, and up to a total of 8 motorcycles. No alternates will be permitted. Each track is responsible for collecting entry fees for the main event for their racers and submitting a check or money order to VMP on or before October 15, 2017. Regardless of number of entries for each track, every “partner” track must prepay for a full team in order to participate in the MAC

3. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP – The Team Championship will be determined by a points system with 1 point being awarded to the winner of each round. In the case of a tie, the team with the entry that went the farthest in competition will be awarded the higher position. If there is still a tie, the team that had the most entries win the 1st round will be the winner. The winning team will receive the “Perpetual trophy” for display for the next season.

4. CREDENTIALS, MEMBERSHIPS, LICENSES – Each participant, including Juniors, must be a current, licensed member of the sanctioning body of his/her choice (NHRA or IHRA ONLY). License runs will not be permitted at the Mid Atlantic Championships.

5. TRACK CODE & PERMANENT NUMBERS – Each participant must have a track code and permanent number properly displayed on the DRIVERS SIDE of their vehicle. MAC Operators will assign track codes. The track will sell any number they choose, up to 4 digits. There should be NO duplicate numbers on your roster. Track Code and numbers should be large enough to be read by officials in the race control and staging area. All other numbers or designations should be removed or covered prior to competition. Shoe polish is prohibited other than for DIAL INS ONLY.

6. TECH INSPECTION – Tech Inspection is the responsibility of the home track. The track operator will ensure that each vehicle has been inspected in advance of the MAC and issue a tech card to the participating racer. Random inspections may be performed by a Track Operator or his/her designee at the event.

7. WRIST BANDS – A VMP Official will install a colored band on the wrist of each person admitted thru the gate. Team members, captains, employees and crewmembers must wear the wristband at all times during the weekend.

8. TEAM CAPTAIN – Each track will provide at track owner/operator/manager to serve as Team Captain for their team at the MAC.

9. RACERS – No racer may represent more than 1 track at the Team Finals. A racer may enter only 1 vehicle per class but may have an entry in up to 2 classes if he/she qualified to participate in the MAC at his/her home track in 2 classes. A racer may NOT enter the MAC on a participating team and on the Outlaw Team. Outlaw Team members may NOT enter more than 1 entry for the weekend. Once a racer declares the team he/she will represent, he/she may not change teams. Two drivers are NOT allowed to drive the same vehicle.

10. RACE OF CHAMPIONS – Each track will send their TRACK CHAMPION (no substitutions) to participate in the Mid Atlantic Championship Race Of Champions. First round bye runs will be determined by random tech card draw. All subsequent bye runs by best reaction time from the previous round. Bye runs carry over if unused. Drivers will be paired by a card draw during all rounds of the ROC.

11. TIME TRIALS – Will be run in sessions and by class. Racers should not come to the lanes until their class is called. Large classes may be split to enhance traffic flow. There will be 1 time trial on each competition day with no “cleanup round” unless time permits (at the discretion of the event officials).

12. ATV’s & PIT BIKES – A racecar permanent number must be displayed on all such vehicles. No joy riding permitted. All riders must have a valid state DRIVERS LICENSE. A security person will be appointed to apprehend violators. Violators will lose one or more team points for each violation, depending on severity. No skateboard, go carts etc allowed. Track operators share in the responsibility of enforcing this rule.

13. FOUR ELIMINATORS – Will be run at the Mid Atlantic Challenge:
TOP ET – 0-7.99
MODIFIED ET – All Run (Dragsters and Center Steer Altereds prohibited)
JUNIOR DRAGSTER – All Run 7.90 and slower

14. ELECTRONICS - Note: The penalty for “intentional non-compliance” will result in a 5 point deduction for the team and a 1 year suspension from competition for the racer.
a. All Classes – Stutter boxes, Timed Down track throttle stops, on board computers, data recorders and wheel pickup sensing devices are prohibited.
b. Top ET – Delay Boxes, Trans Brakes, Two Steps, Playback Tachs and Air Throttles used as Launch
Control Devices are allowed. Factory installed (OEM) computers will be permitted, but Lap Top
Computers are not allowed in the vehicle during competition.
c. Modified ET – Electronics, Delay Boxes, Timers on Nitrous Systems, and Trans Brakes are prohibited
and not allowed on the car. Air or Electric Shifters are permitted at participant tracks discretion. Clutch
operated cars are allowed to run Two Steps. Shift Lights and Single Stage Line Locks on non drive wheels are allowed.

15. CHRISTMAS TREE – The tree will be separated with a blinder with the Top Bulbs shielded. LED Bulbs with cones will be used. Crosstalk will be used in TOP ET only.

16. AUTOSTART – AutoStart will be used to start races. Reaction times will be displayed .000. See the IHRA Rulebook for Autostart settings and details.

17. LANE CHOICE – Racers wanting the Left Lane should line up in odd lanes (1,3,5,7) and racers wanting the Right Lane should line up in even lanes (2,4,6,8). In the event that racers should want the same lane, the lead car out of the lanes will have lane choice.

18. BYE RUNS – For the first round, the Tower Officials will randomly determine the bye run. In subsequent rounds, the best reaction time will determine the bye run. In the case of a tie, the racer that runs closer to their dial (without breaking out) will receive the bye run. If a tie still exists the racer that made the run in question first, will receive the bye run. A racer is eligible for a bye until he actually makes a bye run. Once a racer makes a bye run, he/she is not eligible for a bye until everyone left in the class has also had a bye run. Bye runs carry over until the racer either uses the bye run or is eliminated from competition. NOTE: If a racer selected for a bye is mistakenly missed and runs in competition, the run stands regardless of the outcome. The bye run will receive lane choice.

19. TEAM MEMBER VS. TEAM MEMBER – The MAC is an event designed to promote Team Competition, therefore racers from the same team will not run each other, even in a run off situation unless they are the only ones left in competition. Circumstances such as the number of entries, track layout, pit parking and traffic can occur that could make this difficult to accomplish. It is the tracks responsibility to help assure that the racers from the same team do not run each other. If racers from the same team running each other becomes the only alternative, the cars will run one another and the runs will stand. Note: The only exception to this is in a bye run situation.

20. PARKING – The teams will select pit parking based on order of finish from the previous season. Grandstand locations are selected by each team on a first come, first served basis after the event is officially opened for competitor parking.

21. GAMBLERS RACES – There will be 2 gamblers races per class (one each day Friday and Saturday) along with a High Roller Gamblers for 64 cars (Top and Mod only) Friday contested during the evening. If a gamblers race is not completed on the scheduled day, the event will be concluded on the next day if that race is down to a total of 16 entries or less. If 17 or more entries remain in the gamblers race, the purse will be divided among the competitors. Track operators may compete in a race vehicle in the gamblers races.

22. RACE PROCEDURE AND RULES – All IHRA Race Procedures and Safety Rules will be in effect unless stated otherwise in this agreement. Contestants should become familiar with the IHRA Rulebook, Revisions and this Agreement before entering the event.

23. RUN ORDER – will be Modified, Top, JD then Motorcycles each day

24. DEEP STAGING – Please be aware that Deep Staging is allowed but NOT guaranteed. It is up to the racer to get in deep as soon as possible. IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STARTER.

25. WEATHER – If weather delays the event, it will be completed or rescheduled at the discretion of the MAC Track Operators (Majority vote).

Car and Driver $60.00
Junior Dragster C & D $60.00
Motorcycle R & D $60.00
Outlaw Team C & D $85.00
Crewman $40.00 (weekend)
Child (6-12 years old) $15 (weekend)
Child (5 and under) FREE
General Adm Adult (1 day) $15
Child (1 day) $5
TOP ET Gamblers (Fri & Sat) $65.00 (each day)
Top Gambler Buyback $50.00
MOD ET Gamblers (Fri & Sat) $40.00 (each day) Mod Gambler Buyback $30.00
JUNIOR Gamblers (Fri & Sat) $25.00 (each day)
JD Gambler Buyback $10.00
MOTORCYCLE Gamblers (Fri & Sat) $30.00
Motorcycle Gambler Buyback $20.00

Top ET (0-7.99, no motorcycles)
Winner $3500.00, Trophy and Gold
Card for all member tracks
Runner Up $1000.00 & Trophy
Semi-Finalists $500.00
6th Round Loser $200.00
5th Round Loser $150.00
4th Round Loser $100.00
3rd Round Loser $50.00

Modified ET (All Run, NO Dragsters or Center steer altered)
Winner $2500.00, Trophy and Gold
Card for all member tracks
Runner Up $750.00 & Trophy
Semi-Finalists $400.00
6th Round Loser $175.00
5th Round Loser $125.00
4th Round Loser $100.00
3rd Round Loser $50.00
Junior Dragsters (All Run)
Winner $500.00 Trophy &
Gold Card for all memberTracks
Runner Up $200.00 & Trophy
Semi $100.00
Qtr $50.00

Motorcycles (All Run)
Winner $500.00, Trophy &
Gold Card for all member
Runner Up $200.00 & Trophy
Semi-Finalists $100.00
Qtr $50.00

b. Race Of Champions
Top ET
Winner $300.00 & Plaque Runner Up $100.00
Modified ET
Winner $300.00 & Plaque Runner Up $100.00
Junior Dragster
Winner $100.00 & Plaque Runner Up $50.00
Winner $100.00 & Plaque Runner Up $50.00
c. Gamblers Races (Fri and Sat) $65 entry/$50 buyback each day

Top ET
Winner $2500.00
Runner Up $1000.00
Semi $600.00
Qtr $300.00
8th Finalist $100.00
16th Finalist $75.00

Modified ET (Fri and Sat) $40 entry/$30 buyback each day
Winner $1500.00
Runner Up $600.00
Semi $300.00
Qtr $150.00
8th Finalist $75.00
16th Finalist $50.00

Junior Dragsters (Fri and Sat) $25 entry/$10 buyback each day
Winner $250.00
Runner Up $100.00
Semi $50.00
Qtr $25.00

Motorcycles (Fri & Sat) $30 entry/$20 buyback each day
Payout is 80% of gambler entry fees collected split
60% to winner
20% to runner up
10% to semifinalists

d. High Roller Gamblers Races (Fri)
Top ET (64 Cars at $150 Entry Fee)
$7500.00 Winner Takes All
Modified ET (64 Cars at $100 Entry Fee)
$5000.00 Winner Takes All
Virginia Motorsports Park VM
Motormile Dragway MM
Sumerduck Dragway SD
Richmond Dragway RD
Kinston Drag Strip KI
Outlaws OU
Mid Atlantic Championships Schedule
Thursday, October 11
Parking Only 2pm-10 pm
Friday, October 12
Parking and Registration 7:00 am-10 pm
Time Trial (1 round) 9:00 am
Friday Gamblers Race After Time Trial
High Roller Time Trial at 16 cars or less in Gamblers
High Roller Eliminations after High Roller Time Trial
Golf Cart Championships After High Roller Gamblers Race
Saturday, October 13
Gates Open 8:00 am-10 pm
Race of Champions Time Trial 8:00 am
Time Trial (1 session) 8:30 am
Race of Champions during Time Trial
Saturday Gamblers Race After Time Trial
Sunday, October 14 (No Time Trial)
Gates open 8:00 am
Church Service 8:00 am
Team Pictures 9:00 am
Main Event First Round 10:00 am