Open Comp class is designed for any year, make, and model door car. Dragsters and roadsters prohibited. The Open Comp class will run on an Open Comp format 1/8 mile with a 5-hundreth (.05) breakout.
Qualifying Information, Ladder Type, & Tree
The class will be qualified by positive reaction time (r/t) closest to “.000” based on a Pro .500 Tree. “.000” is considered perfect. Any negative r/t (-.001, -1.231, etc.) will be placed at the bottom of the qualifying sheet, the more negative the r/t is, the farther down the sheet the run will be placed. For cases in which identical reaction times are made, qualifying position will be based on a first-come first served: the first occurring r/t will be placed #1, the second occurrence of said r/t will be placed #2, and so on. Class will be random paired 1st round with higher qualifying positions receiving lane choice.
All Run, NHRA Sportsman Ladder, Pro .500 Tree, Handicap Start.
#1 Qualifier 1st round is eligible for bye run if there is odd amount of cars, if even amount of cars #1 Qualifier will receive lane choice.
A new bye run will be picked each round based on reaction time from the previous round completed.
An 8 or less car field will be laddered on a sportsman ladder.
A 9 or greater car field is randomly paired and run until the field reaches 8 cars or less. When the field reaches 8 or less cars a sportsman ladder for the number of cars remaining will be used to pair the cars. Car placement on this ladder will be determined based on reaction time for the last round that was randomly paired. If competitor has received a bye run and used it during earlier rounds of competition, they will be placed on bottom of qualified ladder.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Any modifications, vehicle weight, or power adders permitted. Any gear change must occur as a result of an internal function of the transmission or from direct action by the driver. Pneumatic, electric, hydraulic, etc. shifters prohibited. Trans-brakes and 2-steps permitted.
Delay boxes, cross-over boxes, or any “reaction-time related” electronic bracket racing aids prohibited in this class. Throttle stops and all related throttle-stop type accessories prohibited.
The quickest qualifying ET permitted in this class is 5.70; the slowest qualifying ET permitted in this class is 12.00. Any qualifying pass quicker than 5.699 or slower than 12.011 will be disqualified and will not be counted. Competitor will be permitted to re-qualify if additional qualifying rounds are left. There is no ET limit (minimum or maximum) in eliminations. Competition will be regulated under standard NHRA “First or Worst” competition policy during qualifying and eliminations.
During qualifying and eliminations, it is the responsibility of the competitors to determine lane choice. If the competitors are unable to establish lane choice, a staging official will make the determination in the manner he/she chooses (i.e., coin ?ip, random choice, faster car, etc.)
Deep staging is permitted, however not advocated. If you plan to deep stage, it is strongly recommended that you boldly display the words DEEP on all four windows, in plain view of the starter. It is always the driver’s responsibility to stage the vehicle prior to the tree being activated. In any event, the driver must be prepared to leave as soon as the final stage light is lit.
A competitor with the words DEEP displayed on the window is not necessarily obligated to deep stage. As well, the starter is not necessarily obligated to wait on a driver to deep stage, even if the words DEEP are displayed on the vehicle. All drivers must be prepared to leave as soon as the final stage light is lit.
CLASS & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
It is the participant’s responsibility to familiarize oneself with the class requirements as found in the safety requirements as found in the 2013 NHRA rulebook.