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Event Information: Racer Appreciation, presented by CTech Manufacturing

​FRIDAY SCHEDULE:

  • Gates open at 12:00 p.m.

  • View Friday Test & Tune details.

  • View Weekend Run Schedule

  • Potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m. open to all weekend competitors

    • Rock Falls Raceway will supply the main dish (pulled pork, brats, hot dogs)

    • Gizmo Racers please supply a hot side meal

    • No Gizmo Racers please supply a cold side meal

    • Jr Dragster/Street Racers please supply a dessert

    • If not supplying a meal, a $20 donation is requested which will go to pit vehicle race payout

SATURDAY SCHEDULE:

  • Daily Run Schedule

  • Gates open at 8 a.m.

  • Run order: No Gizmo, Jr Dragsters (all run), Gizmo, Jr Street

  • Time Trials (2) begin at 10am

  • Eliminations to follow.

  • Time/daylight permitting, pit vehicle race to follow conclusion of eliminations

SUNDAY SCHEDULE:

  • Daily Run Schedule

  • Gates open at 8 a.m.

  • Run order: No Gizmo, Jr Dragsters (all run), Gizmo, Jr Street

  • Time Trials (1 for No Gizmo and Gizmo, 2 for Jr Dragsters/Jr Street) begin at 9am 

  • Eliminations to follow.

 

RUN ORDER/LANE ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Tech Inspection (Lanes 7-8)

  • No Gizmo (Lanes 1-2, 3-4)

  • Jr Dragster (5-6)

  • Gizmo (1-2, 3-4)

  • Jr Street (5-6)

Payout (per day)

  • Gizmo / No Gizmo

    • $1,000 Winner, $500 Runner-Up, $250 Semis

  • Jr Dragster / Jr Street

    • $500 Winner, $250 Runner-Up, $125 Semis

 

PRICING:​

  • Class Tech Cards (per day)

    • Gizmo / No Gizmo $50​

    • Jr Dragster / Jr Street $40

  • Admission (Per day. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.)

    • Adults $15

    • Kids 8-12 years old $10

    • Seniors (65 & Older) $10

    • Kids 7-under free

    • Daily Camping $25

      • NOTE: Fee applies to vehicles with sleeping units. For racers attending, there is no fee for the first sleeping unit.​

​GENERAL RULES:

  • All drivers must have a valid state issued driver's license or current NHRA license.

  • All drivers (and passengers if applicable) must wear an NHRA approved helmet. Helmets are available for rent in Registration, located on the south side of the drag tower.

  • Racing Jackets and Pants are also available for rent in Registration, located on the south side of the drag tower.

  • For drivers under the age of 18, a MINOR RELEASE must be obtained and signed by your parents/guardians for the 2024 racing season. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to go down the race track until an original signed release has been submitted to Rock Falls Raceway.

  • No passengers permitted during eliminations outside of Jr Street.

  • All race vehicles must go through and pass NHRA based tech. If vehicle does not pass tech inspection, tech card fee will be refunded to driver in the form of a credit to future Rock Falls Raceway events. This credit is valid until the end of the following racing season.

  • Please post dial-ins and car numbers on the passenger side of front, side, and rear of vehicle.

  • Once cars have been called to the staging lanes, absolutely no warming up on the return roads.

  • Auxiliary Pit Vehicles (golf carts, pit bikes, etc.) please park in Lane 8 or in the dashed (///) lines near the starting line.

  • No glass bottles allowed.

This specialty event is a reward back to the racers who have supported us through the 2024 season.  This event will feature four categories (Gizmo, No Gizmo, Jr Street, and Jr Dragster), with reduced pricing, increased payout, a racer potluck on Friday, and a Pit Vehicle Race on Saturday.  
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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.

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