Date: April 18th, 2014

Hi Everyone --
 
Hope this email finds everyone well and that all have survived this very, very, very long............ winter!!  I know that I have had enough of the cold and snow to last me, well.... until next winter, at very least.
 
As you may or may not have seen Rock Falls Raceway has its 2014 Drag Racing Schedule posted on our website and if you haven't received our Season Flyer you should in the next day or so.  We were a little late getting going this year.  We open tomorrow Saturday, April 19 with a Saturday Fun Race.  The weather looks to be 65 degrees and partly sunny. Rain is in the forecast but not until the evening so we should be good to go for the day. See details below or on the homepage of our website.
 
Here's just a quick update on a couple of things for the upcoming 2014 racing season.
 
Chassis Certification -- If you have a vehicle that runs 9.99 or quicker or over 135 mph in the 1/4 mile you MUST have your chassis certified before you can run/race.  Anyone who's chassis is already certified needs to check their chassis sticker to see if you are up for renewal in 2014.  The chassis stickers are good for 3 years, then the vehicle needs to be re-certified.  Rock Falls Raceway will be holding a Chassis Certification on our 1st Test Day on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the track.  If you need to get it certified (for the 1st time) or a re-certification, please contact Jennifer at (715) 858-0170 or by email at jennifer@rockfallsraceway.com to get your name added to the list.  The cost of the chassis sticker is $150 and that gets paid directly to NHRA the day of the certification.  The track is charging $10 per person to get in the gate.  You can also test and license that day if you'd like (of course at an additional cost).
 
 
Motorized Pit Vehicles -- Continuing this season at ALL Division 5 NHRA racetracks is a requirement that all Motorized Pit Vehicles (Scooters, Sprees, Golf Carts, 4-Wheelers, etc) be registered at the Racetrack in order to be operated at the track.  Here is how this will work.  The first time you come out to the Rock or any other D5 racetrack, you will be asked to register your pit vehicle.  The cost to do this is just $10.  You will need to purchase a registration for EACH motorized pit vehicle you have.  (So, if you have a scooter/spree and a golf cart, you will need to buy a registration for each and it will cost you $10 per vehicle, $20 total.)  You will fill out the registration form and then the track will provide you with a registration sticker that will be put on your pit vehicle.  This sticker will be good at ALL NHRA Div 5 race tracks for any event (EXCEPT National Events).  You will not have to purchase a Pit Vehicle Sticker/Registration at each D5 track you go to.  This Pit Vehicle Registration is not optional.  If you want to use your motorized pit vehicle at the track, then you MUST purchase a registration or you will not be allowed to operate the motorized pit vehicle.  This requirement is being done for the your protection and the racetracks.  By signing the registration papers, you are taking full responsibility for the pit vehicle (no matter who you allow to drive it) and any liability caused as a result of any incident that it may be involved in and that causes injury or damage to anyone else or their property.  Also a reminder that NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 who does not have a valid driver's license is allowed to operate any motorized vehicle at the track (race car or pit vehicle) unless they possess a Jr Dragster License which allows them to drive a Jr Dragster only.  All Pit Vehicles MUST also display the owner's competition number as well as the Registration Sticker.  The Pit Vehicle Registration Stickers will be good for one full season/year and then will be renewed the following season/year.  If you would like to get a registration form prior to coming out and have it all filled out and ready to go when you get to the track or would like to take care of the registration prior to the race season starting, please contact Jennifer at (715) 858-0170 or by email at jennifer@rockfallsraceway.com .  I can email or fax the forms.
 
 
Looking for some Good Employees -- Rock Falls Raceway is looking for a few of people who are automotively knowledgeable, dependable, like drag racing and have knowledge of drag racing that would like to work in Tech Inspection and Staging at the Rock.  We also have openings for 1 or 2 extra people on the starting line and for an extra person at the front gate.

If interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Jennifer at (715) 858-0170 or by email at
jennifer@rockfallsraceway.com.  Thanks. 

 
Saturday, April 19 -- Saturday Fun Race
  • Gates open at 7:45 a.m.

  • Time Trials at 9 a.m.

  • Eliminations at approx. 1 or 1:30 p.m.

  • Come race for money or for trophies -- same price, just $40.

  • Race in the Money Class or Pro ET (for vehicles with No Electronics (i.e., Delay Box or Throttle Stop) --
    Pays $250/Win; $100/RU & $50/Semis.

  • Race in the Trophy Classes (Street Eliminator 13.00 & Slower or King of the Hill 12.99 & Quicker) -- Win 2 rounds, win a Trophy!!

  • Race in the All High School Challenge Race which is open to anyone 16 years of age or older with a valid state driver's license and who is currently enrolled in a high school.  A Minor Release signed by both parents is required in order to participate.  If parents are not able to attend the event with their child/student, please contact Jennifer to get a Release ahead of time to be filled out and brought with the student the day of the event.  The Release will be valid for the entire racing season.

  • FREE Consolation Race to anyone who loses 1st or 2nd round of their eliminator.  Pays $100/Win; $50/RU and final 4 receive trophies!
 
Well I believe that about sums it up for now.  We are looking forward to a great 2014 drag racing season and we hope that you will be able to come out and join us for a little fun, fame and fortune at Rock Falls Raceway.
 
Check out the website for further information at www.rockfallsraceway.com !!
 
See ya soon!!
 
 
Rock Falls Raceway
 
Jennifer Anderson, Track Manager
Al Corda, Owner
 

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