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Coles County Dragway USA
2023 NHRA D3 Team Spirit Winner

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Hours

Friday: Gates open at 5pm
Racing starts at 6pm (All season)

Saturday: Gates open at noon
Racing at 2pm (All season)

Sunday: Gates open at 9am
Racing at 11am (All season)

April 20th: Clean & Green + Racers Appreciation

Special Event: High Roller Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22, 2023

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Important Notes

  • Saturday Gates Open at 11 am Time Run at 1 pm

  • Sunday New Time Runs at 9:30 am Q8 Final Qualifying at 9:30 am

  • Time Runs
    • Saturday; Only 1 Time Run (2 drivers & 1 Car each will get one)
    • Sunday; 1 time run for new entries only & Q16 if one wasn't made Saturday
  • If time permits, Dial for Dollars will be available for an optional second time run.
  • Pre-pay by phone is available by calling [Please enable JavaScript.].

Advantages to Pre-Paying

  1. Discount if paid by September 10th, 2024.
  2. Racers are allowed to print a submission receipt and show it at the front gate for expedited entry.
  3. Separate line at the tech booth for signing-in and for wristbands.
  4. Self-tech: pre-print tech card and fill out before you come to reduce wait times.

Saturday - September 21

Prizes

  • High Roller: $5K
  • Mini Roller: $500
  • Blind Squirrel: $500 (Payout based on minimum 12 entries)

Entry Fees

  • Pre-Pay before September 10
    • High Roller: Single $175 (Weekend)
    • High Roller Double: $360 (Weekend)
  • After September 10th or on-arrival
    • High Roller: Single $100
    • Double Allowed
    • Buy Back: $50 (1st & 2nd)
  • Mini Roller
    • Single Entry: $40
    • Buy Back: $20 (1st & 2nd)
  • Blind Squirrel
    • Entry: $50
    • No Buy Back
  • 2nd Chance (if time permits)
    • $40
    • No Buy Backs

Sunday - September 22

Prizes

  • High Roller: $5K
  • Mini Roller: $500
  • Q16: $1500 (Payout based on minimum 12 entries)

Entry Fees

  • Pre-Pay before September 10
    • High Roller: Single $175 (Weekend)
    • High Roller Double: $360 (Weekend)
  • After September 10th or on-arrival
    • High Roller: Single $100
    • Double Allowed
    • Buy Back: $50 (1st & 2nd)
  • Mini Roller
    • Single Entry: $40
    • Buy Back: $20 (1st & 2nd)
  • Q16
    • $120
    • No Buy Backs
  • 2nd Chance Race (If Time Permits)
    • $40
    • No Buy Backs

Rules

  • Regular "Speed & ET" NHRA and CCD rules apply.

  • Class colors will be combined for time run.

High Roller

  1. Double entries allowed. (Double Box or Double No-Box or Single Box and Single No-Box)

    1. Two colors will be used.
    2. Double-entrants must let the tech booth know which color is earning points.
  2. Only one time run per person. (Double-entrants don't get two time runs per session.)

  3. Double entries called up 1st during eliminations.

  4. No entry/s will hold up racing waiting for second entry to get back to staging.

  5. 2nd entry will not receive special consideration in regard to cooling, fueling, tire pressure…

  6. The bye run for the first round will be randomly drawn.

  7. After the first round, the bye run will be determined by the best reaction time or a coin-flip when tied.

  8. The bye car always has lane choice in any round.

  9. Racers who want crosstalk off must put a circled “N” near their car number.

  10. Lane Choice is 1st come basis (when all racers remain in 1 lane the lead car will receive lane choice)

  11. Box and No-Box will be separate until one class has 2 or less entries and then combined.

  12. Buy Back 1st or 2nd round (unless 101 entries or more = 1st Rd only)

When laddered:

  1. Random ladder at 8 Entries or less
  2. If odd numbered entries remain; Bye car from previous round will receive the bye
  3. If two racers are caring the bye; they will flip a coin for the bye
  4. NO guarantee you may not have to run yourself 

Mini-Roller

  1. Same as High except No Double Entries allowed

Blind Squirrel

  1. 1st 16 Pre-paid Entries (on-site if available)

  2. No Buy Backs

  3. Rapid Fire Racing (Must return to staging lanes after each win)

  4. Driver MUST stay in Hot Rod or on Bike once racing starts

  5. Random paring in staging lanes

  6. Lane choice is 1st random car drawn, (NO Time Runs / NO Time Slips)

Q16

  1. Fastest 16 Paid Entries

  2. Pro Ladder based on qualifying

  3. Must make at least one qualifying pass (Sat or Sun)

  4. Faster qualified entry has lane choice

  5. Dial-In must be within a tenth of your fastest qualifying time

  6. .500 full tree

  7. No Buy Backs

2nd Chance

  1. Box and No-Box will be combined.
  2. 1st rd Bye Run will be random draw

  3. After 1st rd Bye Run = Best Reaction after, Ties Flip a coin

  4. Bye Car always has Lane Choice no matter what round

  5. If a racer wants “Cross-Talk” off put a circled “N” near car number

  6. Lane Choice is 1st come basis (when all racers remain in 1 lane the lead car will receive lane choice)