To spice things up for 2007, The Super Chevy mafia and the organizers of the Super Chevy Show series got together and came up with an all new drag racing class. This class is designed for REAL street machines, not pseudo Pro Stock cars. All entrants will have to meet the class rules to participate, beyond that, it's open to everyone!
Below are the rules for the new True Street racing class, to be run at select Super Chevy Shows in 2007, starting with the Super Chevy show at Columbus, Ohio, May 4-6 at National Trail Raceway. See you at the track!
Here's a list of which Super Chevy Shows True Street events will be held:
May 4-5-6 National Trail Raceway, Columbus, OH
May 18-19-20 Huntsville Dragway 1/8, Huntsville, AL
July 13-14-15 O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
July 27-28-29 Milan Dragway, Milan, MI
Aug. 10-11-12 Route 66 Raceway, Chicago-Joliet, IL
Aug. 17-18-19 Kansas City International Raceway, Kansas City, MO
Sept. 14-15-16 Montgomery Motorsports Park, Montgomery, AL
Oct. 5-6-7 San Antonio Raceway, San Antonio, TX
Oct. 12-13-14 Tulsa Raceway Park, Tulsa, OK
Oct. 26-27-28 Moroso Motorsports Park, West Palm Beach, FL
All vehicles must conform to these guidelines:
1. Must be a Chevrolet or Chevrolet-powered product. Corporatepowered vehicles, like LS1-powered Pontiac Firebirds, and GTOs, andChevy-powered street rods, kit cars, etc., are eligible to compete
2. Any Chevrolet engine is permitted.
3. Any style cylinder head is allowed.
4. Any type of induction system is allowed. Both carburetion andfuel injection are permitted.
5. Any form of power adder is allowed, including nitrous, single andtwin turbos, and superchargers. Twin power adders are permitted.
6. No minimum race weight is required.
7. A closed exhaust with mufflers is required. All exhaust fumesmust exit the outlet of the muffler. Turndowns are permitted.
8. Any style front suspension, including bolt-on tubular K-members,replacement front clips, etc., is permitted.
9. Any rear suspension is allowed, including tubs and mini-tubs.
10. An entry must start, operate, and drive under its own power withone driver in the car.
11. All cars must have DOT-approved tires and wheels in front and rearduring the road tour, and while racing.
12. Car must complete the road tour, and three rounds of eliminations onone tank of fuel. No refueling will be permitted after the road tourbegins.
All drivers must have the following:
1. A current, valid driver's license.
2. Valid, current insurance and registration cards for any vehicleentered in competition, which must be presented (with driver's licenseat the request of the tech inspector. License plate(s are mandatory; nodealer plates or registrations. Faxes or letters from insurancecompanies are not permitted--actual paperwork must be presented whenrequested.
3. All operational, DOT-mandated safety equipment for the particularmodel year must be operational, including (but not limited toheadlights, taillights, turn signals, wipers, horn and brake lights;cars will be checked for proper operation of equipment.
4. A True Street ticket/tech card purchased at the gate.
5. A tech card for track tech. Track tech may follow True Streettech, but will be performed regardless.
6. A pen to fill in the tech card legibly. All information that willbe posted after the race, and in the magazine must be legible. We arenot responsible for misspelled names, unknown years, and models of cars.
1. All vehicles, after passing True Street tech, will proceed to thenext segment, the road tour, which will be limited to 30 miles.
2. Police escorts will be provided. All participants must obey localand federal traffic laws, including passing, merging and speed limits.Burnouts or other illegal acts before or during the road tour areprohibited. Violators will be subject to disqualification.
3. All support vehicles (i.e., tow vehicles or any other vehiclethat will not be actually racing) are allowed to go on the road tour,provided they are behind the entire group of True Street participants.
4. Any car unable to complete the road tour under its own power willbe disqualified, along with the driver.
5. After completion of the road tour, all cars are to go back to thepit area designated for True Street participants.
6. Opening of the hood is prohibited once the road tour begins untilthree rounds of dragstrip competition have been completed. If the hoodis opened during this time, the car and driver will be disqualified.
7. Opening the trunk or hatch of the car is allowed prior to thefirst round of competition (i.e., hooking up nitrous bottles. Changingnitrous bottles is not permitted once the racing commences.
8. No external cooling of the engine is allowed. No external fans,ice or pressurized fluids may be used. Use of a radiator-mounted primaryelectric cooling fan is permitted. No battery charger may be connectedto the battery after the road tour. Excessive use of your electric fanmay drain your battery. If the battery is unable to start your carduring racing, both car and driver will be disqualified.
9. No repairs are to be made from underneath the engine compartment.Any attempts to repair items from underneath will be grounds fordisqualification.
1. Hoods and decklids are not to be opened for any reason during thethree passes. Hatchback owners may reach through the passengercompartment to access the hatch area only to open nitrous bottles.
2. Tire pressure may be checked, but air can only be removed. Noinflation of tires is permitted during the race; therefore, no inflationequipment will be permitted in the car.
3. If you experience any problems (mechanical or otherwise,) andcannot make a pass, do not make it. If you oil down or crash on thetrack surface, you jeopardize yourself and others. Promptly inform atrack, Super Chevy show or magazine official of your withdrawal from theclass.
4. Only drivers will be permitted to be with the car during thethree passes. All pit members may stand only in the grandstand area orburnout area.
5. If a car is unable to start under its own power, both the driverand car will be disqualified. No push starts will be allowed.
6. All cars and racers must make three runs. Participants must maketheir first, second, and third pass together as a group.
7. After the three passes are made, e.t.'s will be added up, andthen divided by three, establishing an average used to place thedrivers.
8. All results and decisions from the Super Chevy staff are final.Averages will be posted the day of the race at the Super Chevy eventbooth/trailer.
9. All cars must pass track and/or NHRA/IHRA technical inspection,and must be legal for the elapsed time, and speed they run. Drivers musthave proper licensing; i.e., if you have a 9-second car, you must have a9-second driver's license. It is up to the track to enforce all safetyrules.