Rulebook

Licensing

Standard Rules:
• All drivers must be over the age of 18 with a valid state-issued driver license
• Participants must obtain at IRRA Competition License Class 1 (C1), Class 2 (C2), Class 3 (C3), or Class 4 (C4) presented by Nippon Power

Class 1 (C1):

A Class 1 License is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds over 156mph. If the vehicle travels slower than 156 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition

Class 2 (C2):

A Class 2 License is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 155.99 mph and over 140.00 mph in the 1/4th mile. If the vehicle travels faster than 155.99 or slower than 140.00 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition. If vehicle traps faster than 132.99mph in the 1/8th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition.

Class 3 (C3):

A Class 3 License is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 139.99 mph and over 120.00 mph. If the vehicle travels faster than 139.99 or slower than 120.00 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition. If vehicle traps faster than 118.99mph in the 1/8th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition.

Class 4 presented by Nippon Power (C4):

A Class 4 License presented by Nippon Power is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 119.99 mph. If the vehicle travels faster than 119.99 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition

Safety Equipment

• Helmets & Fire Suits:
o 125 mph – 149 mph – Snell 2010 or newer (closed face) helmet is mandatory. A minimum of a 3.2A-1 Fire jacket.
o 150 mph – 174 mph – Snell 2010 or newer (closed face) helmet is mandatory. A minimum of a 3.2A-5 Fire jacket. If vehicle was manufactured prior to 2008, The addition of 3.2A-5 Pants are also required
o 175 mph – Snell 2010 or newer (closed face) helmet is mandatory. A minimum of a 3.2A-5 Fire suit and 3.3 neck collar mandatory on all entries
• Parachutes are required on 4 wheeled vehicles that exceed run of 170 mph on 1/4 mile. Cars running 200 mph in the 1/4 mile must have two parachutes with one release handle. Drag chutes must have their own independent mounting bracket (a grade 8 sleeved bolt must be used) and must not be the same bracket as the shoulder harness.
• 16.1 restraint system is required on all vehicles in the c1 & c2 classes (based off of MPH from a 40 roll).
• All tire types permitted.
• Functioning headlights and tail lights are required.
• Lexan body panels are prohibited (unless OEM equipped).
• The front windshield & rear window must be OEM Glass or Optic Armor. Side windows can be Lexan.
• Vehicles with visible fluid leaks are prohibited from competition.

Racing Regulations

The procedures and regulations set forth shall be followed at all IRRA sanctioned events. These are a guide toward a universal racing goal, and interpretation will be made by the Director of Competition. His decision shall be final.

ALL ENTRIES MUST COMPLETE & PASS THE TECHNICAL INSPECTION PROCEDURE PRIOR TO COMPETITION.

Adjustments may be made at any time if a particular combination is determined to have an unfair competitive advantage in a particular class.

IRRA reserves the right to determine the validity of any race in the event that the contestant deliberately attempts to discredit the run.

All drivers entering IRRA events must be IRRA members, have a current IRRA Competition License. Violation may mean disqualification and loss of points.

BYE RUNS:

Bye runs must be made in all categories. The driver must stage under the vehicle’s own power. Lane boundary line crossing and red-light disqualification rules do not apply to bye runs.

CHANGING CARS OR CLASSES:

Once the competitor has completed the inspection process and has been classified, no changes of class or category are permitted.

DAMAGED CARS:

If a car is damaged or has a minor problem after it pulls into the staging lanes, the car will be permitted to make the run (at the Race Director’s discretion), but repairs must be made before the next round. NOTE: The damage must have occurred in the lanes or on the track, and not before the car pulled into the lanes. An unsafe car will be disqualified.

LANE / BOUNDARY CROSSING:

ANY RACE CAR TOUCHING ANY MARKER LINE DURING THE MEASURED RACE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

In situations where multiple boundary lines are utilized, the line directly adjacent to the competitors racing lane will be used for reference. In determining lane boundary crossing violations, it is considered a disqualification when any portion of a tire touches the painted line surface. Contact with guard railing, barriers, or any other track fixture (i.e. “Christmas tree,” “A-frames,” timing equipment, cones, foam reflector block, etc.) is grounds for disqualification. Decorative painting on the track surface does not constitute a boundary violation. Intentional crossing of boundary lines to leave the track or to avoid depositing debris on the drag strip is not grounds for disqualification.
In situations where a driver is making a single run in eliminations, he is considered the automatic winner once he stages under power and receives the start (see also: Bye Runs). Lane boundary line crossing and red-light disqualification rules do not apply on single runs.

RE-RUNS:

All runs will stand, except interruptions caused by electrical failure or weather. Incremental and speed variances have no bearing in determining an electrical interruption. If any “single” amber bulb is burned out on the competitor’s side of the tree, the race will be re-run. Track conditions, interference from the car in the other lane, etc. will not constitute a re-run. Cars will run in the order they are paired. This includes qualifying and eliminations. lane choice will not change on the re-run.

RETURN ROAD:

All contestants must keep their speed to a minimum on the Return Road. Violation will result in disqualification.

STAGING:

All race cars will be called to the Staging Area by the announcer. Only one call is required. Five minutes after the first call, any vehicle not appearing in the Staging Area will be subject to disqualification. Any car left unattended in the Staging Lanes may be disqualified. Once a car reaches the staging lanes for a run, it must be prepared to race. If one of the vehicles fails to start when signaled by the head of staging official, it will be given 30 seconds to fire before being disqualified.

TOW VEHICLES:

Prohibited. All vehicles must move about the facility under their own power.

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION:

A car is identified by chassis, not engine and body.

Rescheduled Events

If an event is postponed, a new schedule of qualifying and eliminations will be provided to all competitors. In all classes, round pairings will be conducted on a random basis for all elimination rounds.

Refunds

POLICY:

There will be no refund of the Car and Driver Entry Fee at any event except for the following conditions:
1. The entry does not pass technical inspection.
2. The entry breaks before it has attempted to make a run at the event. The entry will be considered making a run once it has begun moving through staging for a qualifying pass.
Note: there is no refund for disqualifications.

Participant Conduct

Each member and/or participant agrees to familiarize himself with all applicable rules and regulations prior to competing in any IRRA sanctioned event. Any participant (driver, crew, friend, etc.) who is caught operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner may be disqualified from the event or series based on the severity of the offense. All competitors must remain in their vehicle until it reaches the return road. All competitors must refrain from removing or loosening safety equipment while on the racing surface. In the event of an accident, drivers near the accident must refrain from going to the accident scene. We realize that you may be trying to help; however, recent accidents have validated the danger that you may be placing yourself in by going to the scene. We need to emphasize the importance of not stopping your vehicle on the racing surface as well as proceeding in a timely fashion to the end of the track in the event of an aborted pass. These actions delay our program as well as make you sit in the hot protective clothing longer than necessary.

Each member and/or participant expressly agrees that the act of entering an IRRA sanctioned event shall constitute an agreement by him to be bound by all the rules and regulations covering the event. The participant also agrees to be bound by any of the decisions of the Race Director and to release the Race Director, and all other event officials, from liability for an alleged erroneous decision, and further gives IRRA the right to alter any photographs taken of his vehicle during said event.

It is your responsibility to keep control of your pet at all times, while in attendance at IRRA events. It is mandatory that all pets be restrained on a leash at all times. Failure to comply with these requests may result in disqualification or litigation if your pet harms another person at any IRRA sanctioned event.

DRIVER CONDUCT:

Any driver who refuses to voluntarily reduce speed, or stop in the event a car does not handle properly (i.e. excessive drifting of the car toward the center or the edge of the strip), or any driver who willfully fishtails or weaves in an attempt to show undue disregard for the safety of himself or spectators, will be immediately barred from further competition. If such conduct should take place during an elimination run, the race will automatically be forfeited to his opponent.

Any driver and/or pit crew member found to be under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, regardless of the amount, will be barred from the meet and this shall be considered sufficient cause for suspension and/or revocation of their competition privileges.
A participant is any person taking part in any IRRA event in any form, including but not restricted to drivers, car owners, mechanics, crew members, sponsors, track officials or pit area observers. All such persons shall be considered public figures who have by their own choice become involved in IRRA racing events, with the full understanding that he or she must abide by the rules and regulations established and published or announced by IRRA. All participants are responsible for their personal conduct and must behave in a professional manner at all times. Any participant who verbally or physically threatens another person or behaves in a manner determined by IRRA to be detrimental to the event or sport may be suspended at any time.

In the event of an accident or medical emergency, the driver/s must be officially released by the IRRA physician on hand before the competitor will be permitted to re-enter to competition. Any action or behavior deemed detrimental by IRRA towards IRRA will result in disciplinary action and/or suspension or monetary fines.

The driver is responsible for the actions of his or her crew.

Any protests or appeals to general race regulations must be filed by the driver.

INTERFERENCE:

In the event of an accident, crew or family members, or other drivers, etc. may not interfere with the Safety Crew. Interference will result in fines, loss of points, suspension, which may be levied per person.

RACE CREDENTIALS:

Wristbands and/or credentials must be worn at all times by drivers and their crew members. Bands that have been cut or altered will be considered null and void. Sneak-Ins or stowaways will not be tolerated. Teams found to have a member without a valid wristband or individuals with them who did not pay as crew or spectators will lose all points accumulated up to that point in the year, their race entry, and will be disqualified from the event.

The authority of the Race Director to make decisions shall include and cover every facet of any kind about the track, points system, conduct of the race, competition, behavior of contestants, and shall include the right to suspend, bar, expel, or disqualify without liability of any kind or nature. The Race Director’s decision shall be final. IRRA reserves the right to postpone, reschedule or cancel any race for any reason.

Publicity

In consideration of being allowed to enter and by being issued credentials to an IRRA event, the vehicle owner, the vehicle driver, crew members, extra crew members, and other holders of event credentials (the “participant”) agree as follows:
1. All rights to advertising, promotion, filming, recording, exhibition, and other exploitations of the event, the participants and vehicles entered in the event, and their activities at the site of the event before, during, and after the event and reasonably related to the event, are reserved to IRRA and its assigns;
2. Participants hereby grant IRRA and its assigns (a) full and unconditional permission to make still or motion pictures and any other type(s) of audio or visual recordings of their activities at the site of the event before, during, and after the event and reasonably related to the event; and (b) the exclusive, worldwide and perpetual rights to use the same, together with their names, likeness, and biographies of participants, and the names, likeness, and date of, or relating to, their entered vehicles for publicity, advertising, exhibition or exploitation, whether or not for profit, in print, audio, video, and other communications media by reproduction and sale or other distribution by any and all means now known or hereafter developed;
3. Participants agree (a) that, without the prior written consent of IRRA, they shall not take any still or motion pictures or make any audio or visual recording of the event, participants therein, or activities at the site of the event for use other than personal, in home use of the participant, or cause or permit others to do so or to use the same; (b) that IRRA shall have exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, and universal use of any pictures or recordings made or used in violation of this paragraph; and (c) that IRRA shall be irreparably harmed by the making or use of such pictures or recordings in such fashion without such permission.
Participant Apparel Sales

Contestants participating at an IRRA event have the privilege of selling their race team’s wearing apparel. Any wearing apparel sold must have the vehicle and/or driver identity, and official IRRA logo on the clothing. Contestants may not sell any apparel that does not have either their vehicle, driver identification and official IRRA logo as a permanent part of the item. The allowable wearing apparel items that may be sold are: Hats, Headbands, T-shirts, Dress Shirts, Jackets, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants and Shoes. The sale of Sunglasses, Toys, Hearing Protection, Seat Cushions, Film, Cameras, Rain Gear, Umbrellas, Ticket/Credential holders and Can Coolers are strictly prohibited. Any items not specifically listed must be approved in advance by IRRA.

Team Sponsor Apparel: Contestants may sell wearing apparel promoting their sponsor. The guidelines are as follows – a) The apparel sold must meet the same criteria as outlined above, b) The sponsor must have primary major visual exposure on the race vehicle.
All artwork and related products must be IRRA approved prior to selling at any IRRA event.

Illegal Drugs or Substances

1)Illegal Drugs, Definition:
Illegal drugs are those substances defined and prohibited by state and/or federal laws.
2)General Prohibition:

Possession or use of illegal drugs or drug substances, as defined above, is prohibited in any form, by any participant at any IRRA event, either on the Dragway, grounds, or in any area considered to be used in the operation of the Dragway.

3)Violations & Penalties:

Any person found to be in possession of or under the influence of an illegal drug or drug substance at an IRRA event, as defined above, OR any person who is arrested by duly-constituted authorities and charged with use of illegal drugs or drug substances SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PENALTIES BY IRRA:
a) Suspension from competition and eviction from all IRRA events, and denial of further entry in an IRRA event for a period to be determined by IRRA officials.
b) Any participant who is formally charged by a court of law with an illegal drug violation, upon notification to management of the agency, shall be suspended from all forms of participation at IRRA events until the charges are fully adjudicated through the legal process. Any participant convicted of a formal drug charge by such process of law will be prohibited from taking part in any IRRA event.

4)Appeal and Hearing:

Any participant suspended for violation of these rules may be granted an appeal hearing by a board of officials designated by IRRA, provided the suspended participant requests such a hearing, in writing, within 14 calendar days of the date of suspension. It is the responsibility of the suspended party to make such a request if a hearing is desired.

5)Reinstatement:

A participant suspended for violation of these rules, EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF PERSONS CHARGED WITH SELLING DRUGS, may, as the result of a decision reached through the hearing process detailed above, be reinstated, if it is mutually agreed that the participant – at his or her own expense – will produce documentation from a physician licensed within the state, certifying that he or she is drug dependent, as a result of random and periodical examinations and urinalysis testing, made at the request of IRRA management.

6)Prescribed Drugs:

If a participant is using prescription drugs on the advice of a physician, such must be reported to the Race Director prior to the participant’s entry into any IRRA activities. Failure to so notify will subject participant to penalties as described above.

Technical Inspection

All vehicles and any car/driver related equipment must pass technical inspection prior to competition. The IRRA makes no representations, warranties or assurances that a technical inspection including the review of any written information will detect any or all rule infractions related to car, driver, and/or related equipment or clothing; or prevent injury, death, or property damage. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that the participant’s vehicle, equipment and clothing follow all applicable IRRA rules. (See also: Disqualifications)

Procedural Protests & Disqualifications

The Race Director present at a meet shall have authority to disqualify any organization, automobile or participant from a meet. Officials and the association shall have the right to publicize any disqualification. Disqualified participants, organizations or manufacturers shall have no legal or equitable right of action against officials of the association for publicizing notice of disqualification. Aggravated cases of flagrant violations shall be reported by a Race Director or Technical Committee to a three-man Executive Board.
The Executive Committee shall have authority to suspend or expel permanently. Authority to suspend or expel is not confined to rule infractions which may occur during a race but is extended to cover any and all infractions on or off a drag strip. Any suspended or expelled party may appeal to the Executive Board within 30 days after the rendering of a penalty and must fully set forth the facts of the case. A non-refundable filing fee of $500 must accompany all appeals. All appeals must be submitted to IRRA in writing. The appeal must contain specific information pertaining to the process and the reason for consideration of reinstatement. IRRA
shall determine in its sole discretion if an appeal is to be granted. If an appeal is granted, the hearing must be conducted in the IRRA corporate office. IRRA shall determine the parties that shall be allowed to participate in the appeals process and reserves the right to not permit parties that are not directly related to the case. Participants contesting non-technical disqualifications or suspension may not participate during the appeal process.

The parties concerned shall be given adequate notice of the hearing of any appeal and shall be entitled to call witnesses. The Executive Committee may affirm, increase, decrease or waive any suspension or expulsion. IRRA shall have the right to publish the results of any appeal without liability to any person involved, who shall have no cause of action against IRRA. In the event a person files litigation against the IRRA, that person, crew or family member will be suspended from competition and from entering restricted areas at all IRRA events until a settlement can be reached. If there is any amount of money owed to the IRRA by any racer, the IRRA has the right to suspend the license of any such racer until all monetary obligations are fully satisfied.
IRRA has the right to offset any sum owed to IRRA from any future prize monies the racer may be entitled to receive.

The IRRA is entitled to suspend any member from competition if that member issues a check that is returned as “insufficient funds” and that amount remains outstanding for more than ten (10) days. Once the IRRA is notified that the outstanding balance has paid in full, the member’s competition rights will be reinstated.

Protest and appeal procedures may be revised from time to time. Any revisions will be issued in a tech bulletin on RaceIRRA.com.

Any contestant disqualified for Infraction may lose all points for that particular event.
Any car found illegal will be suspended from the event immediately. The period of suspension will be determined by the nature of the rule infraction and will be set forth by the Race or Competition Director.

Any entry with an illegal motor or refusing engine inspection will be suspended for one year from date of the infraction.

The driver of any car found illegal at any time may be required to forfeit any points earned up to that point in the season.

Any competitor who does not adhere to the IRRA mandated safety regulations within this publication will be disqualified from the event, as well as lose all related points. Additional penalties may be imposed based on the severity of the infraction. Passing technical inspection does not exempt competitors from these stipulations. Some examples are as follows: Protective clothing and related equipment, restraint systems, fire systems and containment devices.

Grounds for Disqualifications and Rank of Worst Offenses
(the lower the number, the worse the offense)

0. Burnouts in the staging lanes or in the pit area, or on return road.
0. Use of other than proper crewman or driver credential.
0. Displaying advertising for, or promoting a product without permission of an IRRA official.
0. Use of Alcoholic Beverages by driver, owner, or crewman.
0. A competitor running quicker or faster than permitted with his or her current license.
1. Failure to report to staging when called or entering closed staging lanes.
1. Leaving race car after approaching starting line, leaving car unattended at starting line, water box, or staging area.
1. Refusal to submit to engine inspection by IRRA officials.
1. Any modifications or change to the wheel base, engine displacement, carburetion, body, heads, etc., after technical inspection is grounds for immediate disqualification.
1. Refusing an official re-run.
1. Running a vehicle on the track before the vehicle has been approved by Tech Director at each event.
1. Unsportsmanlike conduct, improper language or conduct detrimental to racing.
1. Any condition considered to be unsafe or unfair by the Race Director and/or the Technical Committee.
2. Failure to fire engine in required manner for class of participant.
3. Touching strip center line, in any situation during measured 1,320 (Except on single run)
5. Touching strip outer marker line or leaving strip surface during measured race unintentionally. (Except on single run).
7. Foul start on dual competition run.
9. Not crossing the finish line on a dual competition run.
NOTE: In case of equal infractions, the “first” offense will be the loser. Race Director will determine “first” offense.
NOTE: Items ranked “0” will be given a value by Race Director depending on circumstances.
NOTE: In dual offense situations, the worse offense is the applicable offense, unless both are equal, then the first offense will be the loser.
NOTE: Should a driver receive a red-light foul start, and the opposing driver crosses the lane boundary line, the latter infraction would prevail and the driver committing the foul start would be reinstated.

Interpretation of Rules

This serves as a reminder for all competitors regarding interpretation of rules along with associated penalties for non-compliance. All components and related functions must be accepted prior to use in competition. They must be used and installed as per manufacturers guidelines without modification and be accepted by the IRRA competition department. IRRA reserves the right to inspect and exchange or retain any part or series of parts on any vehicle for the purpose of verifying legality. If any competitor/team are found to be in violation at the absolute discretion of IRRA, they will be suspended indefinitely and may face additional monetary fines.

Competition regulations contained in this book are presented in a positive manner. That is, whenever possible, each permissible option or class requirement has been listed as such.
UNLESS THE CLASS REQUIREMENTS SPECIFICALLY STATE THAT A MODIFICATION OR OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT IS PERMITTED, IT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED, UNLESS RACE/COMPETITION DIRECTOR AND TECH DIRECTOR SO ALLOW.

Final translation and rule changes are completely the option of the Competition Director.
It is the racers’ responsibility to keep their car legal and correctly classed, at all times. Passing technical does not guarantee that the vehicle upon further inspection may be found to be in violation of published guidelines.

The safety equipment listed within this publication is the minimum requirements for a particular class. Increased levels of safety equipment and related accessories are always permitted.

General Regulations have been outlined under individual Class Requirements, in addition more detailed explanations of general requirements are listed under the heading General Regulations in all classes of this book, and are a part of the rules for each class.

Rules and classes published in this book are effective January 1, 2018. They remain in effect until superseded or revised by the Race or Competition Director of the International Roll Racing Association.

THE RACE DIRECTOR MAY WAIVE, AMEND, OR MODIFY ANY RULE IN THIS BOOK AT ANYTIME FOR ANY SINGLE OCCURRENCE, FOR ANY GOOD CAUSE.

THE RACE DIRECTORS DECISION IS FINAL IN ALL CASES.

The Rules and/or Regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all IRRA sanctioned events, and, by participating in these events, all IRRA members are deemed to have complied with these rules. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with these Rules and/or Regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or others.

The Race Director shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

IRRA shall have the authority to impound and retain vehicles and their parts and any other equipment for the investigation of accidents, the testing or inspection of such vehicles, parts, or equipment, or for any other purpose as determined in IRRA’s sole discretion.
IRRA reserves the right to refuse anyone entry to any event.

Insurance Information

IRRA strongly reminds members and track operators of the importance of following the IRRA rulebook and guidelines designed to protect racer and track insurance coverage. Adhering to rules and competition guidelines (as stipulated in the IRRA rulebook and related publications) ensures you receive coverage and protection in the event of a racing accident.

Examples of non-compliance that may lead to the loss of insurance coverage include:
• A driver racing outside of licensing class.
• A track failing to have the approved waiver and release forms signed by racers, employees, ambulance crews and anyone in a restricted area.
• A track failing to witness the waiver and release at the same time the waiver is signed.
• Tracks permitting cars to compete or test with unapproved equipment or that otherwise do not conform to IRRA rules.
• Drivers not wearing required helmets, gloves or clothing.
A track’s non-compliance with established rules or guidelines may cause the insurance company not to honor your claim. We urge racers and track operators to aggressively protect your insurance coverage.

Pre-stage

• The two vehicles will meet IRRA staff in the pre-staging starting point.
• An IRRA staff member will conduct a final safety check. This safety check will ensure that both racers have all required safety equipment equipped or connected, air conditioners turned off and windows rolled completely up.
• Once this safety check is complete, the IRRA staff member will look for a visual ready from both drivers (thumbs up or headlight flash).
• When both drivers are ready, the IRRA staff member will give bother drivers an arm drop to begin the staging process.

Staging

• Both drivers will proceed down track thru the starting zone.
• The driver in the left lane is the “Pace Car”. The driver in the right lane will make every attempt to keep his/her bumper even with the bumper of the car in the left lane, without going over 40mph.
• The driver in the left lane will set the pace and make every attempt to keep their vehicle under 40mph until they get the green light, which indicates the start of the race. This is when both drivers can go full throttle.

The Starting Zone

• The Starting zone will be indicated by a set of consecutive cones.
• Both cars will enter the starting zone and accelerate to 40mph without going over.
• The starting light can turn green ANYTIME in this zone. While maintaining speed, you must watch the red traffic light and wait for it to switch to green.
• Once the light switches to green, that indicates the start of the race.
• Races are heads up. First vehicle thru the finish line wins the race.
• If the light never switches from red to green, this is an indication of a false start.
• DO NOT SPEED DOWN THE DRAGSTRIP IF YOU DO NOT SEE A GREEN LIGHT. During a false start, both racers will proceed down the track and return to the pre-stage area to immediately re-run the race.

What activates a false start?

Slingshotting

• “Slingshotting” is illegal. Slingshotting is when a car purposely lags behind to gain a momentum (and higher RPM for boosted applications) advantage at the start of the race. If you are accused of slingshotting on a race you have won, the race will be considered a false start. The race will not count, and you will receive your 1st warning. You will have to rerun the race. The 2nd violation of slingshotting will have you completely removed from competition.

MPH

• If one or both vehicles are traveling faster than 40mph or slower than 35mph.
Jumping the light
• When a vehicle accelerates past 40mph before the traffic light switches to green.

Appeals:

• If a driver disagrees with the track officials call, the driver must immediately make their appeal to the head official.

Qualifying

• Competitors must complete at least 1 qualifying run.
• Start must be within the required bracket (35 mph – 40 mph)
• 1/4-mile mph will be used for ranking. The fastest speed will have the higher ranking.
• The top 32 mph will move onto competition.

Classes

Regarding classes with 4 wheeled vehicles (excluding motorcycles), all Induction types and drivetrain types will compete in the same classes. We will no longer have class division due to drive train or induction. License types (Mph) will separate classes.

C1 License presented by Miami’s Dyno Room

A Class 1 License presented by Miami’s Dyno Room is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds over 156mph. If the vehicle travels slower than 156 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from competition

C2 License

Class 2 presented by Elite Garage (C2):
A Class 2 License presented by Elite Garage is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 155.99 mph and over 140.00 mph in the 1/4th mile. If the vehicle travels faster than 155.99 or slower than 140.00 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition. If vehicle traps faster than 129.99mph in the 1/8th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition. mph and over 140.00 mph.

C3 License presented by Power Rev Racing

Class 3 presented by Power Rev Racing (C3):
A Class 3 License is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 139.99 mph and over 120.00 mph. If the vehicle travels faster than 139.99 or slower than 120.00 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition. If vehicle traps faster than 115.99mph in the 1/8th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition.

C4 License presented by Nippon Power

Class 4 (C4) presented by Nippon Power:
A Class 4 License is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 119.99 mph. If the vehicle travels faster than 119.99 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition

General Safety: All vehicles must conform with general IRRA safety rules.
Engine Coolant: Only Water and Antifreeze are permitted. All other additives are prohibited.
Body: Any year vehicle is allowed. Lightweight components are allowed. One-piece front ends are prohibited. Nobody parts may be removed during competition.
Chassis: All cars must retain complete stock chassis, floorboard, firewall, and frame rails. Notching of chassis for clearance is permitted. Aftermarket “K” members are permitted.
Suspension: All cars must utilize stock front and rear suspension and mounts. Aftermarket front control arms, rear control arms, and sub-frame connectors are permitted. Aftermarket struts and shocks are permitted. Ladder bars, four links, and wheelie bars are prohibited on all cars. Pickup Trucks are permitted to utilize a four link suspension.
Lights: Headlights and brake lights are required and must function. (one headlight may be removed for induction).
Windows: The front windshield & rear window, must be OEM Glass or Optic Armor. Side windows can have lexan.
Interior: Dashboard is required but can be gutted. Passenger seat may be removed. Headliner is not required.
Exhaust: Exhaust may exit anywhere.
Driveline: Any drivetrain permitted. Conversions are permitted.
Transmission: Manual or Auto transmissions are permitted. Any style automatic transmission is permitted. Manual transmissions are permitted to use aftermarket stock-style clutch-assisted transmissions. Sequential transmissions are permitted. Aftermarket bell housings are permitted.
Clutch: Any style permitted.
Shifter: Any style permitted.
Oiling System: Any type oiling system is permitted.
Engine: OEM or Aftermarket blocks are permitted.
Forced Induction: Permitted
Nitrous Oxide: permitted
Intercooling: Any style Permitted.

Motorcycle Unlimited
C1MU

General Safety: All vehicles must conform with general IRRA safety rules.
Engine Coolant: Only Water and Antifreeze are permitted. All other additives are prohibited.
Body: Any year motorcycle is allowed. OEM style Front and side farings required. Aftermarket side faring’s must match bike model and year. Full fiberglass bodies are prohibited. No body parts may be removed during competition.
Frame & Sub frame: 70” max wheelbase. VIN numbers must be visible and legible.
Wheelie Bars: Prohibited
Gas Tank: OEM tank required and cannot be altered.
Lights: Headlights (Low and high beam) and brake lights are required and must function.
Seats: Leather, Vinyl or cloth required.
Clutch: Clutch must be hand activated. Slider clutches are prohibited.
Oiling System: Any type oiling system is permitted.
Engine: No restrictions
Forced Induction: Turbochargers & Superchargers are Permitted.
Nitrous Oxide: Any style nitrous oxide system is Permitted.

Motorcycle All Motor
C1MA

General Safety: All vehicles must conform with general IRRA safety rules.
Engine Coolant: Only Water and Antifreeze are permitted. All other additives are prohibited.
Body: Any year motorcycle is allowed. OEM style Front and side farings required. Aftermarket side faring’s must match bike model and year. Full fiberglass bodies are prohibited. No body parts may be removed during competition.
Frame & Sub frame: 70” max wheelbase. VIN numbers must be visible and legible.
Wheelie Bars: Prohibited
Gas Tank: OEM tank required and cannot be altered.
Lights: Headlights (Low and high beam) and brake lights are required and must function.
Seats: Leather, Vinyl or cloth required.
Clutch: Clutch must be hand activated. Slider clutches are prohibited.
Oiling System: Any type oiling system is permitted.
Engine: No restrictions.
Forced Induction: Turbochargers & Superchargers are prohibited.
Nitrous Oxide: Any style nitrous oxide system is prohibited.

Championship Points System

Racers will be recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments at all IRRA events. The following system will be used to determine the IRRA National Champions in each class.

EARNING POINTS: Drivers in all classes are eligible to earn points at every IRRA event held in 2020. Points will be awarded as follows:

Performance Points:
IRRA Sticker visible on the outside of vehicle (JB Rule) – 10
Fastest MPH – 10
2nd Fastest – 5
3rd Fastest – 2

Qualifying Points:
1st – 10
2nd – 9
3rd – 8
4th – 7
5th & 6th – 6
7th & 8th – 5
9th thru 12th – 4
13th and higher – 3

Elimination Points:
Winner – 100
Runner Up – 80
3rd rd loser – 60
2nd rd loser – 40
1st rd loser – 20

POINTS “GENERAL RULES”

Points earned during an event are not awarded or recorded until the conclusion of the event.
ELIGIBILITY: Cars are awarded points, not the driver. Each car is allowed 2 licensed drivers for competition. To receive points, racers must also have a valid IRRA grade license and their vehicle must past tech inspection.
TRANSFERRING POINTS: Points may not be transferred from one class to another.
POINTS ASSIGNMENT: Points are awarded to the vehicle and not the driver.
MULTIPLE CLASSES: A driver may compete in more than one class but must drive a different vehicle in each class. You can not drive 2 vehicles in the same class.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: A Champion will be named in each class of competition of the IRRA based solely on total cumulative points earned throughout the season. The competitor (vehicle) with the most points at the end of the season will be named the IRRA Class Champion.

TIE BREAKING: In the event there is a tie in total points, the tie will be broken as follows:
1 – who has the most event wins
2 – who has the most event runner-up wins
3 – who has the highest number of round win points
4 – who has the highest number of round runner-up points
5 – who attended the greatest number of races
6 – head to head competition (Champion Run Off)

PROTEST: Points protests must be filed in writing to the IRRA headquarters within 48 hours after event conclusion.

FORFEITURE OF POINTS: Any competitor whose vehicle is found to be illegal at any time will forfeit all points earned for the season up to that date and time. Any driver or crew member associated with that driver found to be using invalid, forged or improper credentials including competition licenses will forfeit all points earned for the season up to that date and time.

Street Warriorz Standard Rules

Licensing:
• All drivers must be 18 years of age and older with a valid state-issued driver license
• Drivers ages 16 & 17 must have a valid state-issued driver license and must have a waiver signed by parent or legal guardian (on site)

Safety Equipment:
• All Participants must wear at minimum a snell 2010 helmet.
• Drivers must wear closed toe shoes, long pants and at minimum short sleeve shirt.
• Vehicles traveling 140 mph or faster must wear a race jacket. Vehicles traveling 155 mph or faster must wear a race suit.
• Motorcycles must wear full leathers.
• Parachutes are required on 4 wheeled vehicles that run 150 mph or faster on 1/4 mile. Cars running 200 mph or faster in the 1/4 mile must have two parachutes with one release handle. Drag chutes must have their own independent mounting bracket (a grade 8 sleeved bolt must be used) and must not be the same bracket as the shoulder harness.
• 16.1 restraint system is required on all vehicles traveling 125 mph or faster from a 40 roll.
• Dot street tires, Drag Radials and Slicks allowed.
• Functioning head lights and tail lights are required.
• Lexan body panels or windows are prohibited (unless OEM equipped).
• Vehicles with visible fluid leaks are prohibited from competition.
• No Wheelie Bars allowed.
• No front half or back half cars allowed.

Street Warriorz Roll Racing Co-Rider Requirements/Procedures

• Vehicle must meet the Street Legal requirements as outlined in the IHRA rulebook. Unaltered 2008 and newer vehicles (see IHRA rulebook for full details)
• Drivers must be 18 years old to drive a Co-Rider and Co-Riders must be at least 18 years old to co-ride.
• Vehicles with Co-Rider restricted to a maximum speed of 120 mph
• All Co-Riders must purchase the Co-Rider wristband and sign the release and waiver
• All Co-Riders must wear helmets and seatbelts and any other safety gear that the driver is required to have.
• All Co-Riders must show their wristband to the head of staging official on each run.

Racing Regulations

ALL ENTRIES MUST COMPLETE AND PASS THE TECHNICAL INSPECTION PROCEDURE PRIOR TO COMPETITION.

Pre-stage

• The two vehicles will meet IRRA staff in the pre-staging starting point.
• An IRRA staff member will conduct a final safety check. This safety check will ensure that both racers have all required safety equipment equipped or connected, air conditioners turned off and windows rolled completely up.
• Once this safety check is complete, the IRRA staff member will look for a visual ready from both drivers (thumbs up or headlight flash).
• When both drivers are ready, the IRRA staff member will give bother drivers an arm drop to begin the staging process.

Staging

• Both drivers will proceed down track thru the starting zone.
• The driver in the left lane is the “Pace Car”. The driver in the right lane will make every attempt to keep his/her bumper even with the bumper of the car in the left lane, without going over 40mph.
• The driver in the left lane will set the pace and make every attempt to keep their vehicle under 40mph until they get the green light, which indicates the start of the race. This is when both drivers can go full throttle.

The Starting Zone

• The Starting zone will be indicated by a set of consecutive cones.
• Both cars will enter the starting zone and accelerate to 40mph without going over.
• The starting light can turn green ANYTIME in this zone. While maintaining speed, you must watch the red traffic light and wait for it to switch to green.
• Once the light switches to green, that indicates the start of the race.
• Races are heads up. First vehicle thru the finish line wins the race.

 

Licensing

Standard Rules:
• All drivers must be over the age of 18 with a valid state-issued driver license
• Participants must obtain at IRRA Competition License Class 1 (C1), Class 2 (C2), Class 3 (C3), or Class 4 (C4) presented by Nippon Power

Class 1 (C1):

A Class 1 License is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds over 156mph. If the vehicle travels slower than 156 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition

Class 2 (C2):

A Class 2 License is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 155.99 mph and over 140.00 mph in the 1/4th mile. If the vehicle travels faster than 155.99 or slower than 140.00 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition. If vehicle traps faster than 132.99mph in the 1/8th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition.

Class 3 (C3):

A Class 3 License is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 139.99 mph and over 120.00 mph. If the vehicle travels faster than 139.99 or slower than 120.00 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition. If vehicle traps faster than 118.99mph in the 1/8th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition.

Class 4 presented by Nippon Power (C4):

A Class 4 License presented by Nippon Power is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 119.99 mph. If the vehicle travels faster than 119.99 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition

Safety Equipment

• Helmets & Fire Suits:
o 125 mph – 149 mph – Snell 2010 or newer (closed face) helmet is mandatory. A minimum of a 3.2A-1 Fire jacket.
o 150 mph – 174 mph – Snell 2010 or newer (closed face) helmet is mandatory. A minimum of a 3.2A-5 Fire jacket. If vehicle was manufactured prior to 2008, The addition of 3.2A-5 Pants are also required
o 175 mph – Snell 2010 or newer (closed face) helmet is mandatory. A minimum of a 3.2A-5 Fire suit and 3.3 neck collar mandatory on all entries
• Parachutes are required on 4 wheeled vehicles that exceed run of 170 mph on 1/4 mile. Cars running 200 mph in the 1/4 mile must have two parachutes with one release handle. Drag chutes must have their own independent mounting bracket (a grade 8 sleeved bolt must be used) and must not be the same bracket as the shoulder harness.
• 16.1 restraint system is required on all vehicles in the c1 & c2 classes (based off of MPH from a 40 roll).
• All tire types permitted.
• Functioning headlights and tail lights are required.
• Lexan body panels are prohibited (unless OEM equipped).
• The front windshield & rear window must be OEM Glass or Optic Armor. Side windows can be Lexan.
• Vehicles with visible fluid leaks are prohibited from competition.

Racing Regulations

The procedures and regulations set forth shall be followed at all IRRA sanctioned events. These are a guide toward a universal racing goal, and interpretation will be made by the Director of Competition. His decision shall be final.

ALL ENTRIES MUST COMPLETE & PASS THE TECHNICAL INSPECTION PROCEDURE PRIOR TO COMPETITION.

Adjustments may be made at any time if a particular combination is determined to have an unfair competitive advantage in a particular class.

IRRA reserves the right to determine the validity of any race in the event that the contestant deliberately attempts to discredit the run.

All drivers entering IRRA events must be IRRA members, have a current IRRA Competition License. Violation may mean disqualification and loss of points.

BYE RUNS:

Bye runs must be made in all categories. The driver must stage under the vehicle’s own power. Lane boundary line crossing and red-light disqualification rules do not apply to bye runs.

CHANGING CARS OR CLASSES:

Once the competitor has completed the inspection process and has been classified, no changes of class or category are permitted.

DAMAGED CARS:

If a car is damaged or has a minor problem after it pulls into the staging lanes, the car will be permitted to make the run (at the Race Director’s discretion), but repairs must be made before the next round. NOTE: The damage must have occurred in the lanes or on the track, and not before the car pulled into the lanes. An unsafe car will be disqualified.

LANE / BOUNDARY CROSSING:

ANY RACE CAR TOUCHING ANY MARKER LINE DURING THE MEASURED RACE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

In situations where multiple boundary lines are utilized, the line directly adjacent to the competitors racing lane will be used for reference. In determining lane boundary crossing violations, it is considered a disqualification when any portion of a tire touches the painted line surface. Contact with guard railing, barriers, or any other track fixture (i.e. “Christmas tree,” “A-frames,” timing equipment, cones, foam reflector block, etc.) is grounds for disqualification. Decorative painting on the track surface does not constitute a boundary violation. Intentional crossing of boundary lines to leave the track or to avoid depositing debris on the drag strip is not grounds for disqualification.
In situations where a driver is making a single run in eliminations, he is considered the automatic winner once he stages under power and receives the start (see also: Bye Runs). Lane boundary line crossing and red-light disqualification rules do not apply on single runs.

RE-RUNS:

All runs will stand, except interruptions caused by electrical failure or weather. Incremental and speed variances have no bearing in determining an electrical interruption. If any “single” amber bulb is burned out on the competitor’s side of the tree, the race will be re-run. Track conditions, interference from the car in the other lane, etc. will not constitute a re-run. Cars will run in the order they are paired. This includes qualifying and eliminations. lane choice will not change on the re-run.

RETURN ROAD:

All contestants must keep their speed to a minimum on the Return Road. Violation will result in disqualification.

STAGING:

All race cars will be called to the Staging Area by the announcer. Only one call is required. Five minutes after the first call, any vehicle not appearing in the Staging Area will be subject to disqualification. Any car left unattended in the Staging Lanes may be disqualified. Once a car reaches the staging lanes for a run, it must be prepared to race. If one of the vehicles fails to start when signaled by the head of staging official, it will be given 30 seconds to fire before being disqualified.

TOW VEHICLES:

Prohibited. All vehicles must move about the facility under their own power.

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION:

A car is identified by chassis, not engine and body.

Rescheduled Events

If an event is postponed, a new schedule of qualifying and eliminations will be provided to all competitors. In all classes, round pairings will be conducted on a random basis for all elimination rounds.

Refunds

POLICY:

There will be no refund of the Car and Driver Entry Fee at any event except for the following conditions:
1. The entry does not pass technical inspection.
2. The entry breaks before it has attempted to make a run at the event. The entry will be considered making a run once it has begun moving through staging for a qualifying pass.
Note: there is no refund for disqualifications.

Participant Conduct

Each member and/or participant agrees to familiarize himself with all applicable rules and regulations prior to competing in any IRRA sanctioned event. Any participant (driver, crew, friend, etc.) who is caught operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner may be disqualified from the event or series based on the severity of the offense. All competitors must remain in their vehicle until it reaches the return road. All competitors must refrain from removing or loosening safety equipment while on the racing surface. In the event of an accident, drivers near the accident must refrain from going to the accident scene. We realize that you may be trying to help; however, recent accidents have validated the danger that you may be placing yourself in by going to the scene. We need to emphasize the importance of not stopping your vehicle on the racing surface as well as proceeding in a timely fashion to the end of the track in the event of an aborted pass. These actions delay our program as well as make you sit in the hot protective clothing longer than necessary.

Each member and/or participant expressly agrees that the act of entering an IRRA sanctioned event shall constitute an agreement by him to be bound by all the rules and regulations covering the event. The participant also agrees to be bound by any of the decisions of the Race Director and to release the Race Director, and all other event officials, from liability for an alleged erroneous decision, and further gives IRRA the right to alter any photographs taken of his vehicle during said event.

It is your responsibility to keep control of your pet at all times, while in attendance at IRRA events. It is mandatory that all pets be restrained on a leash at all times. Failure to comply with these requests may result in disqualification or litigation if your pet harms another person at any IRRA sanctioned event.

DRIVER CONDUCT:

Any driver who refuses to voluntarily reduce speed, or stop in the event a car does not handle properly (i.e. excessive drifting of the car toward the center or the edge of the strip), or any driver who willfully fishtails or weaves in an attempt to show undue disregard for the safety of himself or spectators, will be immediately barred from further competition. If such conduct should take place during an elimination run, the race will automatically be forfeited to his opponent.

Any driver and/or pit crew member found to be under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, regardless of the amount, will be barred from the meet and this shall be considered sufficient cause for suspension and/or revocation of their competition privileges.
A participant is any person taking part in any IRRA event in any form, including but not restricted to drivers, car owners, mechanics, crew members, sponsors, track officials or pit area observers. All such persons shall be considered public figures who have by their own choice become involved in IRRA racing events, with the full understanding that he or she must abide by the rules and regulations established and published or announced by IRRA. All participants are responsible for their personal conduct and must behave in a professional manner at all times. Any participant who verbally or physically threatens another person or behaves in a manner determined by IRRA to be detrimental to the event or sport may be suspended at any time.

In the event of an accident or medical emergency, the driver/s must be officially released by the IRRA physician on hand before the competitor will be permitted to re-enter to competition. Any action or behavior deemed detrimental by IRRA towards IRRA will result in disciplinary action and/or suspension or monetary fines.

The driver is responsible for the actions of his or her crew.

Any protests or appeals to general race regulations must be filed by the driver.

INTERFERENCE:

In the event of an accident, crew or family members, or other drivers, etc. may not interfere with the Safety Crew. Interference will result in fines, loss of points, suspension, which may be levied per person.

RACE CREDENTIALS:

Wristbands and/or credentials must be worn at all times by drivers and their crew members. Bands that have been cut or altered will be considered null and void. Sneak-Ins or stowaways will not be tolerated. Teams found to have a member without a valid wristband or individuals with them who did not pay as crew or spectators will lose all points accumulated up to that point in the year, their race entry, and will be disqualified from the event.

The authority of the Race Director to make decisions shall include and cover every facet of any kind about the track, points system, conduct of the race, competition, behavior of contestants, and shall include the right to suspend, bar, expel, or disqualify without liability of any kind or nature. The Race Director’s decision shall be final. IRRA reserves the right to postpone, reschedule or cancel any race for any reason.

Publicity

In consideration of being allowed to enter and by being issued credentials to an IRRA event, the vehicle owner, the vehicle driver, crew members, extra crew members, and other holders of event credentials (the “participant”) agree as follows:
1. All rights to advertising, promotion, filming, recording, exhibition, and other exploitations of the event, the participants and vehicles entered in the event, and their activities at the site of the event before, during, and after the event and reasonably related to the event, are reserved to IRRA and its assigns;
2. Participants hereby grant IRRA and its assigns (a) full and unconditional permission to make still or motion pictures and any other type(s) of audio or visual recordings of their activities at the site of the event before, during, and after the event and reasonably related to the event; and (b) the exclusive, worldwide and perpetual rights to use the same, together with their names, likeness, and biographies of participants, and the names, likeness, and date of, or relating to, their entered vehicles for publicity, advertising, exhibition or exploitation, whether or not for profit, in print, audio, video, and other communications media by reproduction and sale or other distribution by any and all means now known or hereafter developed;
3. Participants agree (a) that, without the prior written consent of IRRA, they shall not take any still or motion pictures or make any audio or visual recording of the event, participants therein, or activities at the site of the event for use other than personal, in home use of the participant, or cause or permit others to do so or to use the same; (b) that IRRA shall have exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, and universal use of any pictures or recordings made or used in violation of this paragraph; and (c) that IRRA shall be irreparably harmed by the making or use of such pictures or recordings in such fashion without such permission.
Participant Apparel Sales

Contestants participating at an IRRA event have the privilege of selling their race team’s wearing apparel. Any wearing apparel sold must have the vehicle and/or driver identity, and official IRRA logo on the clothing. Contestants may not sell any apparel that does not have either their vehicle, driver identification and official IRRA logo as a permanent part of the item. The allowable wearing apparel items that may be sold are: Hats, Headbands, T-shirts, Dress Shirts, Jackets, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants and Shoes. The sale of Sunglasses, Toys, Hearing Protection, Seat Cushions, Film, Cameras, Rain Gear, Umbrellas, Ticket/Credential holders and Can Coolers are strictly prohibited. Any items not specifically listed must be approved in advance by IRRA.

Team Sponsor Apparel: Contestants may sell wearing apparel promoting their sponsor. The guidelines are as follows – a) The apparel sold must meet the same criteria as outlined above, b) The sponsor must have primary major visual exposure on the race vehicle.
All artwork and related products must be IRRA approved prior to selling at any IRRA event.

Illegal Drugs or Substances

1)Illegal Drugs, Definition:
Illegal drugs are those substances defined and prohibited by state and/or federal laws.
2)General Prohibition:

Possession or use of illegal drugs or drug substances, as defined above, is prohibited in any form, by any participant at any IRRA event, either on the Dragway, grounds, or in any area considered to be used in the operation of the Dragway.

3)Violations & Penalties:

Any person found to be in possession of or under the influence of an illegal drug or drug substance at an IRRA event, as defined above, OR any person who is arrested by duly-constituted authorities and charged with use of illegal drugs or drug substances SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PENALTIES BY IRRA:
a) Suspension from competition and eviction from all IRRA events, and denial of further entry in an IRRA event for a period to be determined by IRRA officials.
b) Any participant who is formally charged by a court of law with an illegal drug violation, upon notification to management of the agency, shall be suspended from all forms of participation at IRRA events until the charges are fully adjudicated through the legal process. Any participant convicted of a formal drug charge by such process of law will be prohibited from taking part in any IRRA event.

4)Appeal and Hearing:

Any participant suspended for violation of these rules may be granted an appeal hearing by a board of officials designated by IRRA, provided the suspended participant requests such a hearing, in writing, within 14 calendar days of the date of suspension. It is the responsibility of the suspended party to make such a request if a hearing is desired.

5)Reinstatement:

A participant suspended for violation of these rules, EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF PERSONS CHARGED WITH SELLING DRUGS, may, as the result of a decision reached through the hearing process detailed above, be reinstated, if it is mutually agreed that the participant – at his or her own expense – will produce documentation from a physician licensed within the state, certifying that he or she is drug dependent, as a result of random and periodical examinations and urinalysis testing, made at the request of IRRA management.

6)Prescribed Drugs:

If a participant is using prescription drugs on the advice of a physician, such must be reported to the Race Director prior to the participant’s entry into any IRRA activities. Failure to so notify will subject participant to penalties as described above.

Technical Inspection

All vehicles and any car/driver related equipment must pass technical inspection prior to competition. The IRRA makes no representations, warranties or assurances that a technical inspection including the review of any written information will detect any or all rule infractions related to car, driver, and/or related equipment or clothing; or prevent injury, death, or property damage. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that the participant’s vehicle, equipment and clothing follow all applicable IRRA rules. (See also: Disqualifications)

Procedural Protests & Disqualifications

The Race Director present at a meet shall have authority to disqualify any organization, automobile or participant from a meet. Officials and the association shall have the right to publicize any disqualification. Disqualified participants, organizations or manufacturers shall have no legal or equitable right of action against officials of the association for publicizing notice of disqualification. Aggravated cases of flagrant violations shall be reported by a Race Director or Technical Committee to a three-man Executive Board.
The Executive Committee shall have authority to suspend or expel permanently. Authority to suspend or expel is not confined to rule infractions which may occur during a race but is extended to cover any and all infractions on or off a drag strip. Any suspended or expelled party may appeal to the Executive Board within 30 days after the rendering of a penalty and must fully set forth the facts of the case. A non-refundable filing fee of $500 must accompany all appeals. All appeals must be submitted to IRRA in writing. The appeal must contain specific information pertaining to the process and the reason for consideration of reinstatement. IRRA
shall determine in its sole discretion if an appeal is to be granted. If an appeal is granted, the hearing must be conducted in the IRRA corporate office. IRRA shall determine the parties that shall be allowed to participate in the appeals process and reserves the right to not permit parties that are not directly related to the case. Participants contesting non-technical disqualifications or suspension may not participate during the appeal process.

The parties concerned shall be given adequate notice of the hearing of any appeal and shall be entitled to call witnesses. The Executive Committee may affirm, increase, decrease or waive any suspension or expulsion. IRRA shall have the right to publish the results of any appeal without liability to any person involved, who shall have no cause of action against IRRA. In the event a person files litigation against the IRRA, that person, crew or family member will be suspended from competition and from entering restricted areas at all IRRA events until a settlement can be reached. If there is any amount of money owed to the IRRA by any racer, the IRRA has the right to suspend the license of any such racer until all monetary obligations are fully satisfied.
IRRA has the right to offset any sum owed to IRRA from any future prize monies the racer may be entitled to receive.

The IRRA is entitled to suspend any member from competition if that member issues a check that is returned as “insufficient funds” and that amount remains outstanding for more than ten (10) days. Once the IRRA is notified that the outstanding balance has paid in full, the member’s competition rights will be reinstated.

Protest and appeal procedures may be revised from time to time. Any revisions will be issued in a tech bulletin on RaceIRRA.com.

Any contestant disqualified for Infraction may lose all points for that particular event.
Any car found illegal will be suspended from the event immediately. The period of suspension will be determined by the nature of the rule infraction and will be set forth by the Race or Competition Director.

Any entry with an illegal motor or refusing engine inspection will be suspended for one year from date of the infraction.

The driver of any car found illegal at any time may be required to forfeit any points earned up to that point in the season.

Any competitor who does not adhere to the IRRA mandated safety regulations within this publication will be disqualified from the event, as well as lose all related points. Additional penalties may be imposed based on the severity of the infraction. Passing technical inspection does not exempt competitors from these stipulations. Some examples are as follows: Protective clothing and related equipment, restraint systems, fire systems and containment devices.

Grounds for Disqualifications and Rank of Worst Offenses
(the lower the number, the worse the offense)

0. Burnouts in the staging lanes or in the pit area, or on return road.
0. Use of other than proper crewman or driver credential.
0. Displaying advertising for, or promoting a product without permission of an IRRA official.
0. Use of Alcoholic Beverages by driver, owner, or crewman.
0. A competitor running quicker or faster than permitted with his or her current license.
1. Failure to report to staging when called or entering closed staging lanes.
1. Leaving race car after approaching starting line, leaving car unattended at starting line, water box, or staging area.
1. Refusal to submit to engine inspection by IRRA officials.
1. Any modifications or change to the wheel base, engine displacement, carburetion, body, heads, etc., after technical inspection is grounds for immediate disqualification.
1. Refusing an official re-run.
1. Running a vehicle on the track before the vehicle has been approved by Tech Director at each event.
1. Unsportsmanlike conduct, improper language or conduct detrimental to racing.
1. Any condition considered to be unsafe or unfair by the Race Director and/or the Technical Committee.
2. Failure to fire engine in required manner for class of participant.
3. Touching strip center line, in any situation during measured 1,320 (Except on single run)
5. Touching strip outer marker line or leaving strip surface during measured race unintentionally. (Except on single run).
7. Foul start on dual competition run.
9. Not crossing the finish line on a dual competition run.
NOTE: In case of equal infractions, the “first” offense will be the loser. Race Director will determine “first” offense.
NOTE: Items ranked “0” will be given a value by Race Director depending on circumstances.
NOTE: In dual offense situations, the worse offense is the applicable offense, unless both are equal, then the first offense will be the loser.
NOTE: Should a driver receive a red-light foul start, and the opposing driver crosses the lane boundary line, the latter infraction would prevail and the driver committing the foul start would be reinstated.

Interpretation of Rules

This serves as a reminder for all competitors regarding interpretation of rules along with associated penalties for non-compliance. All components and related functions must be accepted prior to use in competition. They must be used and installed as per manufacturers guidelines without modification and be accepted by the IRRA competition department. IRRA reserves the right to inspect and exchange or retain any part or series of parts on any vehicle for the purpose of verifying legality. If any competitor/team are found to be in violation at the absolute discretion of IRRA, they will be suspended indefinitely and may face additional monetary fines.

Competition regulations contained in this book are presented in a positive manner. That is, whenever possible, each permissible option or class requirement has been listed as such.
UNLESS THE CLASS REQUIREMENTS SPECIFICALLY STATE THAT A MODIFICATION OR OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT IS PERMITTED, IT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED, UNLESS RACE/COMPETITION DIRECTOR AND TECH DIRECTOR SO ALLOW.

Final translation and rule changes are completely the option of the Competition Director.
It is the racers’ responsibility to keep their car legal and correctly classed, at all times. Passing technical does not guarantee that the vehicle upon further inspection may be found to be in violation of published guidelines.

The safety equipment listed within this publication is the minimum requirements for a particular class. Increased levels of safety equipment and related accessories are always permitted.

General Regulations have been outlined under individual Class Requirements, in addition more detailed explanations of general requirements are listed under the heading General Regulations in all classes of this book, and are a part of the rules for each class.

Rules and classes published in this book are effective January 1, 2018. They remain in effect until superseded or revised by the Race or Competition Director of the International Roll Racing Association.

THE RACE DIRECTOR MAY WAIVE, AMEND, OR MODIFY ANY RULE IN THIS BOOK AT ANYTIME FOR ANY SINGLE OCCURRENCE, FOR ANY GOOD CAUSE.

THE RACE DIRECTORS DECISION IS FINAL IN ALL CASES.

The Rules and/or Regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all IRRA sanctioned events, and, by participating in these events, all IRRA members are deemed to have complied with these rules. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with these Rules and/or Regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or others.

The Race Director shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

IRRA shall have the authority to impound and retain vehicles and their parts and any other equipment for the investigation of accidents, the testing or inspection of such vehicles, parts, or equipment, or for any other purpose as determined in IRRA’s sole discretion.
IRRA reserves the right to refuse anyone entry to any event.

Insurance Information

IRRA strongly reminds members and track operators of the importance of following the IRRA rulebook and guidelines designed to protect racer and track insurance coverage. Adhering to rules and competition guidelines (as stipulated in the IRRA rulebook and related publications) ensures you receive coverage and protection in the event of a racing accident.

Examples of non-compliance that may lead to the loss of insurance coverage include:
• A driver racing outside of licensing class.
• A track failing to have the approved waiver and release forms signed by racers, employees, ambulance crews and anyone in a restricted area.
• A track failing to witness the waiver and release at the same time the waiver is signed.
• Tracks permitting cars to compete or test with unapproved equipment or that otherwise do not conform to IRRA rules.
• Drivers not wearing required helmets, gloves or clothing.
A track’s non-compliance with established rules or guidelines may cause the insurance company not to honor your claim. We urge racers and track operators to aggressively protect your insurance coverage.

Pre-stage

• The two vehicles will meet IRRA staff in the pre-staging starting point.
• An IRRA staff member will conduct a final safety check. This safety check will ensure that both racers have all required safety equipment equipped or connected, air conditioners turned off and windows rolled completely up.
• Once this safety check is complete, the IRRA staff member will look for a visual ready from both drivers (thumbs up or headlight flash).
• When both drivers are ready, the IRRA staff member will give bother drivers an arm drop to begin the staging process.

Staging

• Both drivers will proceed down track thru the starting zone.
• The driver in the left lane is the “Pace Car”. The driver in the right lane will make every attempt to keep his/her bumper even with the bumper of the car in the left lane, without going over 40mph.
• The driver in the left lane will set the pace and make every attempt to keep their vehicle under 40mph until they get the green light, which indicates the start of the race. This is when both drivers can go full throttle.

The Starting Zone

• The Starting zone will be indicated by a set of consecutive cones.
• Both cars will enter the starting zone and accelerate to 40mph without going over.
• The starting light can turn green ANYTIME in this zone. While maintaining speed, you must watch the red traffic light and wait for it to switch to green.
• Once the light switches to green, that indicates the start of the race.
• Races are heads up. First vehicle thru the finish line wins the race.
• If the light never switches from red to green, this is an indication of a false start.
• DO NOT SPEED DOWN THE DRAGSTRIP IF YOU DO NOT SEE A GREEN LIGHT. During a false start, both racers will proceed down the track and return to the pre-stage area to immediately re-run the race.

What activates a false start?

Slingshotting

• “Slingshotting” is illegal. Slingshotting is when a car purposely lags behind to gain a momentum (and higher RPM for boosted applications) advantage at the start of the race. If you are accused of slingshotting on a race you have won, the race will be considered a false start. The race will not count, and you will receive your 1st warning. You will have to rerun the race. The 2nd violation of slingshotting will have you completely removed from competition.

MPH

• If one or both vehicles are traveling faster than 40mph or slower than 35mph.
Jumping the light
• When a vehicle accelerates past 40mph before the traffic light switches to green.

Appeals:

• If a driver disagrees with the track officials call, the driver must immediately make their appeal to the head official.

Qualifying

• Competitors must complete at least 1 qualifying run.
• Start must be within the required bracket (35 mph – 40 mph)
• 1/4-mile mph will be used for ranking. The fastest speed will have the higher ranking.
• The top 32 mph will move onto competition.

Classes

Regarding classes with 4 wheeled vehicles (excluding motorcycles), all Induction types and drivetrain types will compete in the same classes. We will no longer have class division due to drive train or induction. License types (Mph) will separate classes.

C1 License presented by Miami’s Dyno Room

A Class 1 License presented by Miami’s Dyno Room is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds over 156mph. If the vehicle travels slower than 156 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from competition

C2 License

Class 2 presented by Elite Garage (C2):
A Class 2 License presented by Elite Garage is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 155.99 mph and over 140.00 mph in the 1/4th mile. If the vehicle travels faster than 155.99 or slower than 140.00 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition. If vehicle traps faster than 129.99mph in the 1/8th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition. mph and over 140.00 mph.

C3 License presented by Power Rev Racing

Class 3 presented by Power Rev Racing (C3):
A Class 3 License is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 139.99 mph and over 120.00 mph. If the vehicle travels faster than 139.99 or slower than 120.00 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition. If vehicle traps faster than 115.99mph in the 1/8th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition.

C4 License presented by Nippon Power

Class 4 (C4) presented by Nippon Power:
A Class 4 License is for individuals the opportunity to compete at speeds under 119.99 mph. If the vehicle travels faster than 119.99 in the 1/4th mile, the run will be considered a “breakout” and the vehicle will be eliminated from the competition

General Safety: All vehicles must conform with general IRRA safety rules.
Engine Coolant: Only Water and Antifreeze are permitted. All other additives are prohibited.
Body: Any year vehicle is allowed. Lightweight components are allowed. One-piece front ends are prohibited. Nobody parts may be removed during competition.
Chassis: All cars must retain complete stock chassis, floorboard, firewall, and frame rails. Notching of chassis for clearance is permitted. Aftermarket “K” members are permitted.
Suspension: All cars must utilize stock front and rear suspension and mounts. Aftermarket front control arms, rear control arms, and sub-frame connectors are permitted. Aftermarket struts and shocks are permitted. Ladder bars, four links, and wheelie bars are prohibited on all cars. Pickup Trucks are permitted to utilize a four link suspension.
Lights: Headlights and brake lights are required and must function. (one headlight may be removed for induction).
Windows: The front windshield & rear window, must be OEM Glass or Optic Armor. Side windows can have lexan.
Interior: Dashboard is required but can be gutted. Passenger seat may be removed. Headliner is not required.
Exhaust: Exhaust may exit anywhere.
Driveline: Any drivetrain permitted. Conversions are permitted.
Transmission: Manual or Auto transmissions are permitted. Any style automatic transmission is permitted. Manual transmissions are permitted to use aftermarket stock-style clutch-assisted transmissions. Sequential transmissions are permitted. Aftermarket bell housings are permitted.
Clutch: Any style permitted.
Shifter: Any style permitted.
Oiling System: Any type oiling system is permitted.
Engine: OEM or Aftermarket blocks are permitted.
Forced Induction: Permitted
Nitrous Oxide: permitted
Intercooling: Any style Permitted.

Motorcycle Unlimited
C1MU

General Safety: All vehicles must conform with general IRRA safety rules.
Engine Coolant: Only Water and Antifreeze are permitted. All other additives are prohibited.
Body: Any year motorcycle is allowed. OEM style Front and side farings required. Aftermarket side faring’s must match bike model and year. Full fiberglass bodies are prohibited. No body parts may be removed during competition.
Frame & Sub frame: 70” max wheelbase. VIN numbers must be visible and legible.
Wheelie Bars: Prohibited
Gas Tank: OEM tank required and cannot be altered.
Lights: Headlights (Low and high beam) and brake lights are required and must function.
Seats: Leather, Vinyl or cloth required.
Clutch: Clutch must be hand activated. Slider clutches are prohibited.
Oiling System: Any type oiling system is permitted.
Engine: No restrictions
Forced Induction: Turbochargers & Superchargers are Permitted.
Nitrous Oxide: Any style nitrous oxide system is Permitted.

Motorcycle All Motor
C1MA

General Safety: All vehicles must conform with general IRRA safety rules.
Engine Coolant: Only Water and Antifreeze are permitted. All other additives are prohibited.
Body: Any year motorcycle is allowed. OEM style Front and side farings required. Aftermarket side faring’s must match bike model and year. Full fiberglass bodies are prohibited. No body parts may be removed during competition.
Frame & Sub frame: 70” max wheelbase. VIN numbers must be visible and legible.
Wheelie Bars: Prohibited
Gas Tank: OEM tank required and cannot be altered.
Lights: Headlights (Low and high beam) and brake lights are required and must function.
Seats: Leather, Vinyl or cloth required.
Clutch: Clutch must be hand activated. Slider clutches are prohibited.
Oiling System: Any type oiling system is permitted.
Engine: No restrictions.
Forced Induction: Turbochargers & Superchargers are prohibited.
Nitrous Oxide: Any style nitrous oxide system is prohibited.

Championship Points System

Racers will be recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments at all IRRA events. The following system will be used to determine the IRRA National Champions in each class.

EARNING POINTS: Drivers in all classes are eligible to earn points at every IRRA event held in 2020. Points will be awarded as follows:

Performance Points:
IRRA Sticker visible on the outside of vehicle (JB Rule) – 10
Fastest MPH – 10
2nd Fastest – 5
3rd Fastest – 2

Qualifying Points:
1st – 10
2nd – 9
3rd – 8
4th – 7
5th & 6th – 6
7th & 8th – 5
9th thru 12th – 4
13th and higher – 3

Elimination Points:
Winner – 100
Runner Up – 80
3rd rd loser – 60
2nd rd loser – 40
1st rd loser – 20

POINTS “GENERAL RULES”

Points earned during an event are not awarded or recorded until the conclusion of the event.
ELIGIBILITY: Cars are awarded points, not the driver. Each car is allowed 2 licensed drivers for competition. To receive points, racers must also have a valid IRRA grade license and their vehicle must past tech inspection.
TRANSFERRING POINTS: Points may not be transferred from one class to another.
POINTS ASSIGNMENT: Points are awarded to the vehicle and not the driver.
MULTIPLE CLASSES: A driver may compete in more than one class but must drive a different vehicle in each class. You can not drive 2 vehicles in the same class.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: A Champion will be named in each class of competition of the IRRA based solely on total cumulative points earned throughout the season. The competitor (vehicle) with the most points at the end of the season will be named the IRRA Class Champion.

TIE BREAKING: In the event there is a tie in total points, the tie will be broken as follows:
1 – who has the most event wins
2 – who has the most event runner-up wins
3 – who has the highest number of round win points
4 – who has the highest number of round runner-up points
5 – who attended the greatest number of races
6 – head to head competition (Champion Run Off)

PROTEST: Points protests must be filed in writing to the IRRA headquarters within 48 hours after event conclusion.

FORFEITURE OF POINTS: Any competitor whose vehicle is found to be illegal at any time will forfeit all points earned for the season up to that date and time. Any driver or crew member associated with that driver found to be using invalid, forged or improper credentials including competition licenses will forfeit all points earned for the season up to that date and time.

Street Warriorz Standard Rules

Licensing:
• All drivers must be 18 years of age and older with a valid state-issued driver license
• Drivers ages 16 & 17 must have a valid state-issued driver license and must have a waiver signed by parent or legal guardian (on site)

Safety Equipment:
• All Participants must wear at minimum a snell 2010 helmet.
• Drivers must wear closed toe shoes, long pants and at minimum short sleeve shirt.
• Vehicles traveling 140 mph or faster must wear a race jacket. Vehicles traveling 155 mph or faster must wear a race suit.
• Motorcycles must wear full leathers.
• Parachutes are required on 4 wheeled vehicles that run 150 mph or faster on 1/4 mile. Cars running 200 mph or faster in the 1/4 mile must have two parachutes with one release handle. Drag chutes must have their own independent mounting bracket (a grade 8 sleeved bolt must be used) and must not be the same bracket as the shoulder harness.
• 16.1 restraint system is required on all vehicles traveling 125 mph or faster from a 40 roll.
• Dot street tires, Drag Radials and Slicks allowed.
• Functioning head lights and tail lights are required.
• Lexan body panels or windows are prohibited (unless OEM equipped).
• Vehicles with visible fluid leaks are prohibited from competition.
• No Wheelie Bars allowed.
• No front half or back half cars allowed.

Street Warriorz Roll Racing Co-Rider Requirements/Procedures

• Vehicle must meet the Street Legal requirements as outlined in the IHRA rulebook. Unaltered 2008 and newer vehicles (see IHRA rulebook for full details)
• Drivers must be 18 years old to drive a Co-Rider and Co-Riders must be at least 18 years old to co-ride.
• Vehicles with Co-Rider restricted to a maximum speed of 120 mph
• All Co-Riders must purchase the Co-Rider wristband and sign the release and waiver
• All Co-Riders must wear helmets and seatbelts and any other safety gear that the driver is required to have.
• All Co-Riders must show their wristband to the head of staging official on each run.

Racing Regulations

ALL ENTRIES MUST COMPLETE AND PASS THE TECHNICAL INSPECTION PROCEDURE PRIOR TO COMPETITION.

Pre-stage

• The two vehicles will meet IRRA staff in the pre-staging starting point.
• An IRRA staff member will conduct a final safety check. This safety check will ensure that both racers have all required safety equipment equipped or connected, air conditioners turned off and windows rolled completely up.
• Once this safety check is complete, the IRRA staff member will look for a visual ready from both drivers (thumbs up or headlight flash).
• When both drivers are ready, the IRRA staff member will give bother drivers an arm drop to begin the staging process.

Staging

• Both drivers will proceed down track thru the starting zone.
• The driver in the left lane is the “Pace Car”. The driver in the right lane will make every attempt to keep his/her bumper even with the bumper of the car in the left lane, without going over 40mph.
• The driver in the left lane will set the pace and make every attempt to keep their vehicle under 40mph until they get the green light, which indicates the start of the race. This is when both drivers can go full throttle.

The Starting Zone

• The Starting zone will be indicated by a set of consecutive cones.
• Both cars will enter the starting zone and accelerate to 40mph without going over.
• The starting light can turn green ANYTIME in this zone. While maintaining speed, you must watch the red traffic light and wait for it to switch to green.
• Once the light switches to green, that indicates the start of the race.
• Races are heads up. First vehicle thru the finish line wins the race.