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What You Need to Know About This Weekend’s IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering at Dragway 42

Tuesday, 09 June 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering heads to Dragway 42, West Salem, Ohio, June 13-14 for an exciting double race weekend. 
The race is tailored to Dragway 42’s weekly racing program featuring Top, Mod, Junior Dragster, Sportsman and Bike. 
 
This Weekend:
Track: Dragway 42
Event Date:  Saturday, June 13- Sunday, June 14
 
Weekend Schedule:
Friday, June 12
Gates Open: 4PM
Test N Tune: 6PM-11PM
 
Saturday, June 13
Gates Open: 8AM 
Junior Dragsters (2 Time Trials: 9AM
Big Cars (2 Time Trials): 11:30 AM
Eliminations follow 
 
Sunday, June 14
Gates Open: 8AM 
Junior Dragsters (1 Time Trial): 9AM
Big Cars (1 Time Trial): 11:30 AM
Eliminations follow 
 

 

 
Racer Entry Fees:
Top and Mod Entry Weekend: $150
Top and Mod Single Day Entry: $100
Top and Mod Buy Back: $50
Junior Dragster Weekend Entry: $70
Junior Dragster Single Day Entry: $40
Junior Dragster Buy Back: $20
Sportsman Weekend Entry: $80
Sportsman Single Day Entry: $45
Sportsman Buy Back: $25
Motorcycle Weekend Entry: $90
Motorcycle Single Day Entry: $50
Motorcycle Buy Back: $25

 

COVID-19 Race Weekend Operations and Guidelines:
 
Please familiarize yourself with these rules before arriving.  The biggest local health department Covid-19 stipulation is that there are no spectators permitted and no more than 3 crew members permitted with each driver.  There are no exceptions.
 
In addition to the local health department’s rules, the IHRA has implemented additional protocols to cut down on points of contact for everyone’s safety.
 
Entry and Registration:
 
1.If you arrive Friday for the track’s Test & Tune, you will purchase your credentials from the front gate as normal.  If you are staying to race Saturday and Sunday you will need to visit the IHRA trailer next to the staging lanes to get your weekend race and crew wristbands during Friday’s test session.  Everyone will purchase a weekend race entry and we will refund you for the Sunday portion once you are done racing on Saturday if you only race Saturday.  
2.The IHRA credential trailer is outfitted with lexan shields on the window as well as hand sanitizing area.  You will receive a tech card and the waiver sheets for everyone with you.  You will fill those out at your convenience back in your pit area and return them to the IHRA trailer when you come back with your car for tech.
3.Those racers that arrive Saturday morning will purchase their weekend race and crew credentials at the front gate as normal.  You will be given your tech card and waiver sheets to fill out in your pit area once you park.  You will return the tech card and waiver sheets to the IHRA trailer when you come to tech.
4.IHRA officials will be wearing masks and gloves (officials that need to hand you things or tech your car).  We ask that you show them the same courtesy by wearing a mask when you come to the trailer or to tech and maintain the social distancing guidelines by stepping away from your car during the tech process.
5.To minimize contact, the driver will be issued the driver and crew wristbands and will be responsible for wearing the competitor band and putting the crew bands on all crew members.  Any racer or crew seen without a wristband will be DQ’d from the event and will have to leave the property.  
 
Race Operation:
 
1.It is impossible to talk to an official without being within 6’ at a drag race and the tower and all race officials are considered off limits.  The starter and staging lane personnel will not be in masks so they can perform their job functions properly.  This means that all questions, concerns, complaints, etc. need to go to the IHRA trailer where we can ensure the point of contact is safe for everyone.  The trailer staff will radio the tower and we will get your questions handled promptly.  
2.We will call classes by even and odd car numbers and will be using every other staging lane to cut down on the number of people and proximity of people in the lanes.  The rear of staging official will be mixing up cars as they enter the staging lanes.  We will pull cars and make pairs by lane (front to back) with the first car going in the left lane and the second car going in the right lane.
3.Buybacks will be purchased at the IHRA trailer and you will be given a ticket to turn in to the rear of staging official when you come back for the next round.  We will call up buybacks first for round 2 followed by everyone else.  It is possible that the last buyback car may run a 1st round winner in the second round.  Everyone is in the second round.
4.Payout will be by check and will be distributed from the IHRA trailer.  Expect the checks to be ready 30 minutes after the round is over. 
 
• If you have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual in the past 14 days, please DO NOT come to the track
 
• If you are not feeling well or have a temperature of 100.4 F or above, DO NOT come to the track
 
• Masks are highly RECCOMMENDED, but not required 
 
• Please maintain 6 ft.  distance between yourself and others 
 
• Please park 20 ft. apart from next racers hauler in pit area
 
•Only Dragway 42 staff allowed in timing tower. NO EXCEPTIONS
 
•No congregation of large groups in the pits or staging lanes of any kind. Stay near your vehicle in both the pits and staging lanes 
 
•Track championship points awarded 
 
•Big Money on the line
 
•All IHRA/NHRA credentials will be accepted at the event
 
•Event entry will take place at the track
 
Sunoco Race Fuel, The Official Fuel of IHRA available for purchase at Dragway 42
 
•The national contingency program is available for all IHRA members who advance to the final round each day Click here to view IHRA contingency partners
 
To become a member of the IHRA please call (561) 337-3446 or email membership@ihra.com.
 
Visit IHRA.com and dragway42.com for more information.
 
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