Participant Guide

Safety, Rules & Regulations

Please find our updated 2020 Safety, Rules and Regulations, which includes vehicle and personal safety requirements, by clicking here: Safety Rules & Regulations

Race Format

Participants will start from a dead stop and accelerate down the runway. Trap speed will be recoded at the 1/2 mile point. Participants can choose to run solo for trap speed, or race another participant side-by-side. You will receive a trap speed slip regardless if you’re running solo or heads-up. Participant will receive time slips emailed to them immediately after each run. 

Saturday & Sunday the formats are identical. Participants choosing not to run in the trophy competition can run openly throughout each day, and those who are participating in trophy classes are required to make passes during certain cut-off times in order to advance.  

Participants registered for the trophy competition will run in a “shootout style” competition. Trophies will be awarded at the end of each day for each competition class. Vehicles registered for the trophy competition are also free to run openly, but must make passes during the formatted competition times to qualify for each round. Any season championship points awarded at each event shall apply to the season points chase. *INSERT LINK TO POINTS INFO*

Competition Classes

A huge thank you to our presenting season trophy sponsors: CSF Radiators, Garrett Motion, Pacific Sun Financial, Brixton Forged, and Ignite Racing Fuel. Season trophy spots still available! To become a season trophy sponsor please inquire here.

AWD: Four Wheel Drivetrain 

2WD: Front Wheel or Rear Wheel Drivetrain

Manual: Manual transmissions and clutch, no sequential transmissions. No limitation on number of gears (i.e. 7-Speed manual is OK).   

German Car: Any German vehicle with factory German-based powerplant, no modification restrictions.

Naturally Aspirated: Naturally aspirated motors only. No power-adders permitted (turbochargers, superchargers, nitrous, electric motors).

Sedan: Vehicles with at least four doors. Wagons and SUV’s permitted so long as they have a minimum of four doors

Competition Format

Vehicles can register for the trophy competition or open runs. Registration type and class must be selected at the time of online registration, or on-site before racing begins that day.

All drivers registered in the trophy competition will be competing in a race shootout on their respective registered day(s).

Qualifying: Drivers may do as many passes as possible from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.  At 1:00 PM the top four (4) qualifying vehicles in each class will move on to the Semi Finals.

Semi Finals: The top four (4) qualifying vehicles in each class may do as many passes as possible between 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. A minimum of one pass must be made between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to potentially move on to the next round.  At 3:00 PM the top two (2) qualifying vehicles move on to the Finals.

Finals: The top two (2) Semi Final vehicles will report to grid at 4:00 PM for the final run. The final run of each day will determine 1st and 2nd place for each class. Both vehicles will line up and run at the same time, with the fastest trap speed on that pass taking 1st place, and the other taking 2nd place. There will be no reruns

Both 1st and 2nd place drivers are required to be physically present at the trophy ceremony to collect their trophy once racing ends each day.

Trap speeds for each round will only apply to that specific round. Trap speeds from previous rounds or speeds ran outside of the competition time frame will not count toward the competition.

If a registered vehicle does not advance to the next round, it can still make open runs until racing ends each day, but will not qualify for a trophy.

Trap speeds for the race shootout will only apply to that day. Trap speeds set in runs on Saturday will not count for Sunday’s race shootout.

Drivers may only enter one class at a time. A driver cannot register a vehicle in multiple classes per day.

Any competitor may request for race officials to inspect any competitor car to check the validity of the vehicle and the class entered at any time before trophies have been presented, whichever occurs first. Requests after this time will not be accommodated.

Drivers may change classes between Saturday and Sunday.  (For example, a Mitsubishi Evo can race in the Sedan class on Saturday and decide to race in AWD on Sunday as long as these changes are in place before the first race occurs on Sunday morning).

Who Can Participate

This event is open to the public. Participants must register online beforehand and may register on-site subject to availability and capacity limitations. 

Spectators can also purchase pre-sale tickets online for a discounted rate, or in-person at the gate subject to availability and capacity limitations. 

The event is open to all types of cars and all horsepower levels, so long as the vehicles meet the safety requirements for the speeds they are achieving. Click here for 2020 Rules & Regulations

Each registered driver may bring up to two (2) guests/crew free of charge. All others must purchase spectator tickets. Spectators will have the same general access as drivers and guests/crew.

Participant, Crew & VIP Tickets

Each Participant receives two (2) complimentary General Admission (GA) tickets for guests/crew. Guest/crew GA Tickets are good for the days which the Participant is registered (i.e. if a Participant is registered for Saturday, guest/crew tickets are only valid that Saturday).

If the event provides for VIP tickets, participants can upgrade themselves or their crew to VIP during the registration process (if VIP is applicable at that event). 

VIP tickets will not be available at the gate. 

All participants will receive their Participant and guest/crew tickets digitally at the email used during sign-up roughly one week prior to the event.

Waivers & Releases

In consideration of being permitted to participate in the event, Participants shall sign and effectuate waivers and releases of liability whereas Participants shall assume any and all risk associated with their participation in the event, the heightened risk of personal injury or death, as well as any other damages associated with participating in the event. Said waivers and releases of liability shall release Organizer from any and all claims, losses, or damages in connection with the event. 

Participants shall also effectuate acknowledgements that Organizer does not represent, warranty, or certify the safety or fitness of the equipment on Participant’s vehicle nor on Participant’s person. Organizer is not a sanctioning or certifying body and it is the responsibility of Participant to ensure the safety of their vehicle and equipment in line with Organizer’s Rules and Regulations prior to arrival at the event.  

Please find our waivers and releases of liability here: Participant Waivers

Cars Exceeding 180 mph

To further emphasize these points as discussed in our 2020 Rules & Regulations, it is required that all participants exceeding 180mph have the following gear and safety equipment:

Helmet – Snell SA2015 or newer (same as all participants)

Gloves – SFI-rated

Fire Suit – SFI-rated

Seat Belts – Properly installed SFI or FIA rated harnesses with at minimum 4-points.

Roll Bar – minimum of 4-points

Fire Extinguisher – mounted within reach of driver

Neck Restraint – HANS device or similar neck restraint. Donut not sufficient. 

To be permitted to exceed 180+mph, each Participant must make two solo passes between 170mph and 180 mph. This is to ensure that the Participant can make a safe pass at that speed as observed by our staff. Once we see and have record that two safe passes, the Participant will be permitted to exceed 180+ so long as the participant and vehicle have the proper safety equipment.

If a Participant exceeds 180mph without the required safety equipment, that Participant will no longer be able to participate in the event.

Pricing Structure & Tiers

We would like to introduce you to our Registration Tier System. The Tier system is simply a way to reward early registrations with discounted pricing. Each tier is exactly the same in terms of what you get with your registration. The only difference between Tier 1 and Tier 2 is the cost. Note, where applicable, there is a difference between Pro and Pro-am, and that is explained in the section below. 

Additional Details

  • When a Tier sells out completely, the next Tier will open up automatically
  • Each participant is only allowed to redeem a single discounted registration, additional registrations will be at full price
  • Discounted Registrations are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you do not complete your registration in the allotted time-frame (including payment), your spot in line will be released (just like a concert ticket)
  • Trophy-class registrations ($30 per day) are not discounted
  • Discounted Registrations are Non-transferable and Non-refundable
  • The Discounted Registration program ends when all Tiers are sold out or 2 months before the event. Whatever comes first

Registration Pricing

You can view individual event pricing schedules by visiting the schedule, select the respective event, and then click the “Registration Info” tab.

Pro vs Pro-am

Note at this time only Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack has both Pro and Pro-am runways. All other events only have a Pro runway.

What’s the difference between Pro and Pro-am Runway? Here’s the breakdown:

  • Pro Runway has timing
  • Pro-am Runway does not have timing
  • Pro Runway is closer to the spectators. Pro-am Runway is further from the spectators.
  • Because of these differences, Pro-am is generally less expensive

 

Participant Registration for PRO

  1. Participants who are registered for PRO have access to BOTH Pro and Pro/Am Runways
  2. Pro Runway has timing equipment. Pro/am Runway does not have timing equipment

 

Participant Registration for Pro/am

  1. Participants who are registered for PRO/AM have access to ONLY Pro/am Runway
  2. Pro/am Runway does not have timing equipment

Rain Policy

The event will proceed rain or shine and will run based on the safety of conditions. Refunds will not be issued unless the event is cancelled.

Refund Policy

Due to the costs associated with organizing the event, each event has a NO REFUND policy.