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Event Information: Racer Appreciation, presented by CTech Manufacturing

GENERAL RULES:

  • All drivers must have a valid driver's license.

  • Drivers under the age of 18, a MINOR RELEASE must be obtained and
    signed by your parents/guardians for the 2023 racing season. No one
    under the age of 18 will be allowed to race until an original signed release
    has been submitted to Rock Falls Raceway staff.

  • All drivers (and passengers if applicable) must wear a NHRA approved
    helmet.

  • All races will be run 1/4 mile.

  • Each tech card sold on Friday prior to 7 p.m. will receive a ticket, along with
    their tech card. Friday evening during our Racer Potluck (7 p.m. start), we 
    will draw 16 numbers, plus two alternates to run in a NO CHARGE event on
    Saturday. This event will be all run (all classes in one category).

  • Along with Saturday's specialty event, we will run a Gizmo Gambler race,
    No Gizmo Gambler race, and a Jr. Dragster Gambler race (all-run, no ladders
    starting at 9:15 a.m.).

  • Test & Tune will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday prior to Racer Potluck at
    7 p.m.

PAYOUT BREAKDOWN:

  • Winner - $1,000

  • Runner up - $500

  • Semifinal - $150

  • Quarterfinal - $50

EQUIPMENT NOTE:

  • For all 10.00 to 13.99 closed-bodied cars, either an open-face or a full-face Snell: M2015, M2020, SA2015, SA2020, SFI: 31.1/2015, 31.1/2020, FIA: 8860-2010, 8860-2015 or 8860-2018 helmet with or without a shield is mandatory. 

  • For all 10.00 and slower dune-buggy-type vehicles and all 10.00 to 13.99 open-bodied front-engine or rear-engine supercharged, turbocharged, nitrous, or naturally aspirated cars, a full-face Snell: M2015, M2020, SA2015, SA2020, FIA: 8860-2010, 8860-2015 or 8860-2018 helmet and shield mandatory (goggles prohibited). 

  • For all 9.99 and quicker closed-bodied cars, a full-face Snell: M2015, M2020, SA2015, SA2020, FIA: 8860-2010, 8860-2015 or 8860-2018 helmet mandatory; shield permitted (goggles prohibited). For all 9.99 and quicker open-bodied front-engine or rear-engine supercharged, turbocharged, or nitrous cars, a full-face Snell: SA2015, SA2020, FIA: 8860-2010, 8860-2015 or 8860-2018 helmet and shield mandatory (goggles prohibited). For all 9.99 or quicker open-bodied front-engine or rear-engine naturally aspirated cars, a full-face Snell: M2015, M2020, SA2015, SA2020, FIA: 8860-2010, 8860-2015 or 8860-2018 helmet and shield mandatory (goggles prohibited). See General Regulations 10:7.

  • Seatbelts required.

  • Long pants and sleeved shirts are required - no shorts, nylon pants, or tank tops.

  • Closed toe shoes are required - no sandals, flip flops, or crocs allowed.

  • Outdated equipment is prohibited from running.

All race vehicles must go through and pass tech inspection pursuant to the NHRA RULEBOOK. If your vehicle doesn't meet tech inspection requirements, admission fee will not be refunded and you will receive a max tech card credit of $60 (adult) or $25 (junior) to use at a future Rock Falls Raceway event. Cash refunds will not be issued. All refunds are issued as a credit.

FRIDAY TEST & TUNE SCHEDULE:

  • Gates open at 12:30 p.m.

  • On track from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (or sundown)

  • Racer Potluck at 7 p.m.

SATURDAY EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • Gates open at 8 a.m.

  • Time run at 9:15 a.m., eliminations to follow.

PRICING:

  • Friday Test & Tune: $78 ($18 admission fee at gate, $60 tech card fee at registration).

  • Friday Jr. Test & Tune: $55 ($18 admission fee at gate, $40 tech card fee at registration).

  • Racer Appreciation Gamblers Entry: $68 ($18 admission fee at gate, $50 tech card fee at staging lanes).

  • Spectators: $18 adults (13+) / $13 students (8-12) / Free kids (7-under)

Open to all racers. Track is fully prepped.
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In consideration for being allowed to participate in events at this facility, I affirm that I have read and that I have agreed to and I am bound by all NHRA rules, regulations, and agreements, including, but not limited, to those contained in the NHRA Rulebook, with specific reference, but not limited, to the rules, regulations, and agreements contained in the Administrative Procedures and Appeals Section of the NHRA Rulebook that are incorporated herein by reference. I know that the NHRA Rulebook, including amendments, is available to me online. I have the authority to bind the vehicle’s owner to these terms if the owner is someone other than myself. I agree that NHRA and this facility make no representations, warranties, or assurances that a technical inspection, including review of any written information, will:
       • detect every or any vehicle, equipment, clothing, or rule compliance problem; or
       • prevent injury, death, or property damage.
I agree that I bear the ultimate responsibility at all times to ensure the safety of the vehicle, equipment, and clothing in question, and for compliance with all NHRA rules, regulations, and agreements referred to above. I agree that I am in the best position to know about the construction and operation of the vehicle, equipment, and clothing in question, and
compliance with all NHRA rules, regulations, and agreements referred to above. I agree that participation in any and every aspect of the sport of drag racing is a privilege, not a right, and I wish to participate in accordance with all of the foregoing.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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Terms and Conditions
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