Car Club Challenge


2004 RACE SCHEDULE
Changes from previous schedule versions posted here will be underlined.

What's in it for you and the club besides the fun of racing down the 1/4 mile?
  • Beating the cars of other owners that think their car is faster than yours, this is often surprising to many racers
  • Beating other cars that actually are faster because you drove better, it's bracket racing (handicap start according to dial-in) so each racer has an equal chance to win if you can run consistent
  • Event trophies for Winner and Runner-up at every event
  • Barbeque at scheduled season ending points event
  • Championship Trophies for the Series Winner and Runner-up
  • Champions Jacket for the Series Individual Drivers Points Champion
  • Fence sign for 2003 Championship Team (displays for 2004 season)
  • Recognition at Year End Pacific Raceways Banquet for Champion Drivers and Clubs

April 10 Test and Tune - optional Bremerton Raceway
April 18 Test and Tune - optional Pacific Raceways
May 8 Points Opener Race 1 - Double Points Bremerton Raceway
May 21 Points Race 2 Pacific Raceways
June 9 (Weds Night) Points Race 3 Pacific Raceways
June 19 Points Race 4 Bremerton Raceway
July 9 Points Race 5 Pacific Raceways
July 17 Points Race 6 Bremerton Raceway
July 30 Points Race 7 Pacific Raceways
August 6 Points Race 8 Pacific Raceways
August 20 Points Race 9 Pacific Raceways
August 21 Points Race 10 Bremerton Raceway
August 27 Points Final Race 11 - DOUBLE POINTS!!! Pacific Raceways
October 17 Late Rain Makeup Date - if necessary Pacific Raceways
 
Practice Tree - sharpen those reaction time skills!
CCC Permanent number assignments
Check Weather before heading to the track.
NOAA/NWS Doppler
Wunderground Doppler
Q13 Doppler Loop

Scoring System

Points will be awarded as follows for round wins only,

  • 1 point for each round win
  • 2 points for each round win in the quarter and semi final
  • 3 points for winning the final

2004 Race Rules
(watch for changes or previously undefined additions in red)

No alcohol consumption by participants.
No vehicles quicker than 10.00 ET or faster than 135 MPH .

Permanent number required to compete.
Staging lanes are closed when first car crosses the line at the front of the staging lanes.
NHRA "Street Legal" cars or trucks only (no motorcycles)
DOT approved tires required (Bare cords not permitted)
Exhaust must route through mufflers.
No Electronics (per NHRA definition) - No G-Tech or other on-board timing devices
Transmission brakes, two-steps and line-locks okay.
Only racers of CCCA member car clubs may receive trophies.
Current NHRA and track safety rules apply at all times.
Vehicles must be registered for street use in any state or province (No trip permits, no plates pulled from another vehicle)
Any rules disputes are to be handled by the Race Director and representatives from at least 3 member clubs. If your club has a dispute it must be voiced to the Race Director from the club representative.
The Race Director may exclude racers in violation of NHRA or Track safety rules.
36" maximum crank height applies (No "Monster" Trucks), any vehicle that appears to push these limits will be measured.

Some applicable NHRA Street Legal Rules:

  • NHRA driveline loop required on vehicles 13.99 and faster. (Bremerton rule)

  • All wheel studs, with full compliment of lug nuts required. (Broken studs/missing lugs must be replaced before racing.) Hub caps must be removed for lug inspection.

  • All fuel, transmission, brake and power steering lines must be secure and free of leaks.

  • No more than 12" total rubber fuel line permitted.

  • Driver must have valid state drivers license.

  • Shorts, bare legs, tank tops, bare torsos not permitted when racing.

  • Helmet required in any vehicle faster than 13.99 seconds E.T. in the mile. Helmet must meet SNELL 85 or better standards.

  • Seats must be securely fastened to floor or frame with a minimum 4 attaching bolts and nuts. (No sheet metal screws.).

  • Seat Belts: All vehicles must have as a minimum an OEM type lap belt, securely fastened to the frame of the floor, per OEM.

  • Batteries/Ballast: Batteries must be secured per OEM, or with minimum of 2, 3/8 inch diameter bolts.

  • Loose ballast is not permitted on the racetrack, so be prepared to empty trunks and interiors of all loose items. Spare tires, jacks, etc. Must be securely mounted or must be removed. Tools, jack stands, coolers, loose speakers, etc, will not be allowed to go down racetrack.

  • Neutral Safety Switch required on all vehicles with automatic transmissions.

  • Nitrous oxide bottles must be stamped as meeting DOT 1800 pound standards, and must be securely bolted to frame or floor (no bungee straps, hose clamps, etc).

  • Roll bar required in any vehicle running between 11:00 and 11.99 seconds in the mile (convertibles between 11.00 and 13.99).

  • Roll cage in any vehicle faster than 10.99 E.T or cars exceeding 135 mph (convertibles faster than 10.99) per NHRA safety rules. Obviously the NHRA 135 MPH factor isn't important here because the series doesn't allow a vehicle with a trap speed beyond 135 to compete.Roll bars/cage structures must meet minimum NHRA standards as found in 2003 NHRA Rulebook.

When mile elapsed times are quicker than 10.99 seconds, specialized racing equipment is required. If you know or suspect that your vehicle will exceed these E.T. limits, we suggest contacting the NHRA Tech Department at 360-698-4858 with your questions or at the very least the current year NHRA rule book.

If there is a bye in a round, then the racer with the better reaction time in the previous round will receive the "bye". If the race is called due to rain or time then the winner and runner up are decided in the same manner.


Last updated on Friday, March 26, 2004