TEXAS HARLEY RACERS REUNION RULES AND REGULATIONS

REGISTRATION - All motorcycles in competition must be "Harley Davidson’s" or v-twin engined motorcycles close enough to satisfy the Inspector. All motorcycles must pass a "common sense" safety inspection to the satisfaction of the Inspector. All racers are required to race wearing full face helmets, jackets, gloves, above ankle closed toed footwear and eye protection. The Inspector’s opinion in what’s safe will be honored. Pro Categories are also required to wear leather or otherwise approved constructed pants that fully attach to their jackets.
CLASSES -
*Top Fuel Harley - Run What You Brung, 8 bike qualified field (see Nitro Racing Program)
*Top Alcohol Harley - Run What You Brung, 8 bike qualified field, gasoline or alcohol powered
*Consolation Fuel Harley - Nitro Harley Dragsters that did not qualify for Top Fuel.
50% nitromethane fuel minimum, or nitrous oxide injected Harleys in Top Fuel or Consolation Fuel with motors to large for Sportsman Eleminator..
*Vintage Fuel Harley - AA/VF Twin engine or Supercharged, OEM Heads
A/VF 72" to 125" OEM Heads
B/VF Under 72" OEM Heads
*Vintage Gas Harley - Vintage Gas Harley Dragsters. OEM Heads, E.T. Bracket Race.
*Harley Sportsman Trophy Classes - Over 30 Classes for every type of Harley Davidson from Stock to Drag Modified will be run in Harley Street Eleminator or Harley Modified Eleminator. (See separate Sportsman Class Description Sheet)
*Harley Sportsman Money E.T. Bracket Race - Sportsman Class Racers may double tech and enter Money E.T. Bracket Race and their class Eleminator. Sportsman E.T. Bracket racers will be called up at 2pm and most if not all of the race down to the Finals will be run before the start of the Pro Classes at 3pm in able for the Sportsmen racers to get ready for Street & Modified Eleminator Run Offs.(During E.T. Race, Street Eleminator Bikes and Drag Modified Eleminator Bikes will be paired together for as long as possible.
TIME TRIALS STREET ELEMINATOR AND DRAG MODIFIED ELEMINATOR -
Time Trials will be run at 11am until the first Pro Qualifier scheduled at 11:30am and after the Pros until the 2nd Pro Qualifier at 1:30pm.
PRO QUALIFYING - Pro Qualifying on a 4/10’s Pro Tree will be at 11:30 am until finished with 1 pass per bike and also at 1:30pm until finished with 1 pass per bike.
RACE ELEMINATIONS -
2pm - E.T. Bracket Race. Run to Finals or as close as possible in time allowed.
3pm - First Round Pros, Top Fuel Harley, Then Top Alcohol Harley ,Vintage Fuel Harley, Consolation Fuel Harley, then Street Eleminator & Drag Modified Eleminator.
4:30pm 2nd Round in that order.
The Finals In all Eleminators will be reversed, finishing up Harley Street Eleminator, Harley Modified Eleminator, then Vintage Fuel Harley, Consolation Fuel Harley Eleminator, Harley Sportsman E.T., Top Alcohol, and the final run of the race will be the Top Fuel Finals around 6pm or so.
PLEASE LISTEN FOR YOUR CLASS CALL TO STAGING AS RACES ARE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO RUN ON SCHEDULE - YOU MUST MAKE EVERY ROUND OF COMPETITION OR BE DISQUALIFIED. TRACK HAS FM RADIO BROADCAST.
RACING ORDER -
Pro Categories - Top Fuel, Consolation Fuel, top Alcohol, #1 qualifier runs #5, #3 runs #7, then #2 runs #6, and #4 runs #8. Lowest Qualifier gets Lane Choice, after that Low e.t. in the previous round gets choice in the pro classes. The semi-final’s race order, Low e.t bike in round 1 races the #3 e.t. bike, then #2 e.t. bike runs #4. In case of an odd numbered field, Low e.t. in the previous round gets a bye and multiple bye runs in this manner WILL be allowed. Vintage Fuel will run a STANDARD LADDER by Timing Computer Printout in order to ease Pro Stager’s work load.
Sportsman Categories - Each Eleminator will be called to a specific lane. Bikes are lined up 2 a breast at the head of the staging lane. The Sportsman Stager has a shuffled short deck of cards, only aces and duces. The first card he pulls indicates which bike goes in the right lane, the 2nd card pulled goes in the left lane, if he pulls 2 aces the first one goes in the right lane and the next bike in that line goes in the left lane and soforth. Bye runs are pulled out of the FRONT of the staging lanes with only one bye run allowed per bike. (This MAY be modified according to entries or in able to run the program in a timely manner)
RACE TIME - PROFESSIONAL CLASSES
The Pro Stager will instruct both bikes to crank at his signal. When both bikes are in the burn-out water and ready he will signal them that they MAY begin their burn outs.
RESTARTS DURING ELEMINATIONS IN ALL CATAGORIES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AFTER A COMPETITOR HAS MADE ANY BURNOUTS.
After both bikes crank and one dies, or one don’t crank they will be allowed 45 seconds by the Pro Stagers watch to crank and get into the burn out box or be disqualified.
COURTESY STAGING -
Will be observed at all times during the race. Both bikes will pre stage and then stage. Any competitor staging before his opponent pre stages will be backed out of the lights by the Starter. If it happens again in the same pass by the same competitor a disqualification will be called no matter what reason it happened. Also the last staging motion will be forward. If a competitor rolls in the lights far enough to turn out the pre stage light both bikes will be backed out and staged over. This also carries one warning and then disqualification.
CENTER LINE DISQUALIFICATION -
The Official Starter of the race will be in charge of any disqualifications called by a bike crossing the center line of the racetrack. Any such calls must be made before the next pass of the race to be valid
FIRST OF WORST DISQUALIFICATION -
In case of dual infractions of the common laws of drag racing during an Elemination Pass what’s known as "First or Worst" rule applies. In case of the same infraction such as a dual red light, the first will be called and the competitor that jump started second will remain in competition. BUT if the right lane got a red light and the left lane bike crossed over the center line, which was a worse infraction, the bike that had got the red light would have been declared the winner.
Here is a list of worst in order; #1 crossing the center line in front of or alongside of your opponent. #2 red light. #3 being found illegal. #4 touching any boundary marker (center or outside). #5 dropping any foreign matter in front of your opponent. #6 any condition judged to be unsafe or unfair by the Tech Inspector/Ground Boss, who’s decision is final in all matters.

...This is a general guide as how we want to run the race. We didn’t want to sit down and write a whole book of rules and get any more complicated than was necessary. Common sense and accepted drag strip practices developed over several decades of this sport should be all that is necessary for a safe, fun, race. If you have any questions AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETELY READ THIS please feel free to ask any official, they’ll be glad to answer you.
(And Now A Word From Our Legal Representation)
No representations are made or expressed or implied warranting that compliance with the rules and regulations published in this and auxiliary hand outs or enforced at this race will prevent or guarantee against injury or death to spectators or participants or damage to personal property. These rules and regulations are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are the copyrighted property of StilKickin Productions.