Thunder & Junior Series
JOIN THE 2017 THUNDER SERIES POINTS PROGRAM !
OVER $10,000 IN CASH & PRIZES FOR ONLY A $60.50 FEE
(0 – 11.99) – Delay Boxes, Trans Brakes, Two Steps and Play Back Tachs are permitted. Air Throttles, used as Launch Control Devices are permitted (no downtrack throttle stops). Factory (OEM) installed computers will be permitted, but lap top computers while in competition are prohibited. On board computers and data recorders are permitted. Wheel and driveshaft pickup sensing devices are prohibited.
Requirement of 12.00 and slower Mufflers mandatory (must extend past the passenger compartment) Dot Tires and Dot Cheater slicks, OEM electronics required, Single stage rev limiters and Line locks OK No – Delay Boxes, Transbrakes, Two Steps, Air/Electric shifters or Throttle Control Counters.
BRACKET RACE DATES Ages 7-12 & 13-17
*** NON POINTS JUNIOR RACES ***
** Max ET Ages 7-9: 12.90 sec.
** Max ET Ages 10-11: 8.90 sec with an ‘Advanced’ license.
** Max ET Ages 12-17: 7.90 sec. (‘Masters’) Must meet all ‘Advanced’ requirements, PLUS minimum 1 year of licensed competition & 3 approved runs.
** Trophy Cash and GBM bucks makeup the prizes.
Ages 10 & Up (Advanced & Master license required)
The 330 OUTLAW Class was new in the 2014 season (replaced 7.90). This is a Bracket program open to Advanced and Master licence Juniors and is run on a Staggered Pro Tree format.(no deep staging). This is the hottest program in Junior racing right now as it provides the ability to run as quick as possible without violating either IHRA or Insurance regulations. GBM has upgraded its computer to provide this racing option.
***EVENT ENTRY (all classes): car & driver $45/day
DRIVER: Membership cost for any class is $30.00. ( Only $50 if you purchase both an Age and Outlaw membership)
CO-DRIVERS: will be allowed. Points earned by a co-driver are credited to the member driver. A co-driver’s membership fee is $15. Cut off for co-driver registration is June 30, 2014.
ALL co-driver fees must be paid prior to the earning of any points
GBM BUCKS - These are $1 notes that can be used to purchase food, drinks, and all Thunderwear items including fuel. They cannot be used for gate entry fees (spectator, racer) They can however be used for re-entry. They have no cash value. The Leaf Racewear and Safety Equipment Junior Dragster Series program is designed to allow youth, from 8-17, the opportunity to race at Grand Bend Motorplex as a legitimate part of our overall racing program. Competition is restricted to 1/16mile & 1/8-mile format, for primarily ½ scale dragsters. Jr. Funny Cars and Altereds are permitted, with design approval by the IHRA technical department prior to competition.
AGE AND ET RESTRICTIONS: The Jr. Dragster class is an all run format, but IHRA age and ET requirements will be observed. -The driver’s age as of July 18, 2014 is how the age classes will be split -Competitors aged 8 or 9 are restricted to 12.90 sec., or slower ET’s. -10-17 year old competitors may run as quickly as 8.90 seconds. -Competitors aged 12 and up may run as quick as 7.90 seconds. Must meet all ‘Advanced’ requirements, PLUS minimum 1 year of licensed competition & 3 approved runs by IHRA or Grand Bend Motorplex track official. IHRA safety and procedural rules will apply at all times, unless an exception is made on the part of the Grand Bend Motorplex officials. In all cases, the decisions of the race director are final. Jr. Dragster competitors and crew must adhere to the same rules of competition and conduct as the other Thunder Series classes.
CONSOLATION RACE: Those competitors who lose in the first round have the option of buying back into the consolation race. These competitors will race off against one another to determine a consolation winner.
RACE TIMES: On regular Saturday Thunder Series events where Jr. Dragster is contested, the gates will open at 8:00 a.m. and Jr. Dragster time trials will be put into rotation with all other classes
VISIBILITY AND TOWING REQUIREMENTS: It is mandatory that a fluorescent or brightly colored flag be attached to the Jr. Dragster anytime the vehicle is towed. Tow vehicles in the form of a golf cart, three or four-wheel support vehicle is mandatory. No full-size vehicles permitted. The tow vehicle is to be operated only by an adult or a street-licensed individual anywhere on the facility. Any time a Jr. Drag Racing vehicle is being towed, the driver must be seated in the cockpit. NO PASSENGERS.Please refer to IHRA 2012 Rule Book for chassis, engine and driver requirements not outlined above.