This is an 8 race series. Every racer who chooses to sign up accumulates points for each race in which they participate. The best 7 races count toward the points total for each racer at the end of the series, and anyone who runs at least 1 race qualifies to enter the Race of Champions at the ET Finals.
Please Keep Track of your points! We will keep score and post the points standings within a few days after each event. Updates will be posted on https://gofastent.com/summit-et-bracket-series. Please contact us if there are questions or discrepancies: email@example.com
100 points will be given to every racer that shows up and makes at least one time run
100 points for every round win in eliminations.
(first round losers will receive 100 points, second round losers, 200 points, etc) If you break your vehicle prior to first round, please notify us so that we make sure we record your 100 points.
There will be one throw out race in which you will keep your show up points and throw out your one lowest scoring performance.
Qualifying Points: Qualifying Points will be awarded in each class for the 16 best reaction times from round #1 of eliminations (#1 will get 16 points, #2 will get 15 points, etc.)
Bonus Points: 10 additional points will be given to any racer that has a perfect reaction time in eliminations, and/or runs on their dial in with a zero.
Second Round BuyBacks: Anyone who buys back into their category between first and second round will not receive points for round 2.
This is an eight-race series; we will count your best seven races for points. You must run at least one Summit Series Race in order to qualify for the NHRA Summit Race of Champions at the ET Finals. At the ET Finals, you can also qualify for a chance at big prize money, A Wally, and Gold Card at the World Finals.
When you sign up to earn points for the series, you must choose and designate a class or classes to accumulate your points. If you wish to change your class during the series, you will lose your round points and qualifying points for that class. You will only keep your show up points and transfer them into the new class you are joining.
The cost to be a Team Member for the 2023 season will be $50.00 (Cash or Check made payable to GoFast Entertainment).
Throughout the season, all team membership money, fundraising money, and a percentage of the run for the money funds will be used for the ET final team expenses, apparel, travel, and special awards and incentives throughout the season.
The High School Class will run with the Sportsman (Street) class during the 2023 series but must stay within the NHRA Summit ET High School Rules. Please refer to the NHRA Rule Book for all class rules. As a high school participant your points will be kept separate as to determine our high school track champion. Minors that are 16 & 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign a waiver of release at the first event of the season. They will then be on a minor waiver list for the remainder of 2022 for all events.
For the points series, you must have an NHRA ET number for your race vehicle in order to earn points in your class. If you do not have a permanent ET number, a temporary one can be issued to you when you sign up. If you qualify for the ET Finals and want to practice you will need to purchase a permanent NHRA ET Number and NHRA Membership prior to participating at the Summit ET Finals at NHRA, online at nhra.com. (The High School Class will get theirs from NHRA).
These are general rules and guidelines for the 2023 Summit ET Series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Refer to the 2023 NHRA Rulebook for complete tech requirements and competition rules. For ET Finals information, see the "2023 NHRA SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT ET GUIDELINES" document near the bottom of this page.
Listen for your class to be called over the PA (radio station is 87.9 FM) and pull into the lanes designated by the announcer for your class. Please remain in the pit area until your class is called. Competitors not in the staging lanes 15 minutes after the first call will be considered a no-show and forfeit the race. We will do our best to accommodate all racers with reasonable amounts of time between runs, and the final call to determine a NO-SHOW will be at the discretion of the Race Director.
You must stay within your index for the class that you signed up for. If you DIAL out of your class index at any time during eliminations and win, you will be disqualified, and your competitor will be reinstated. Each competitor will be responsible for checking the Dial In Boards and scoreboards for his/her dial in. If your "dial-in" on the main scoreboard is not correct, DO NOT PRE-STAGE your vehicle. Get the starter’s attention to make the necessary corrections (point at the scoreboard). Once you pre-stage, you have accepted the dial in for that round. There will be no re-runs if an incorrect dial-in is accepted by a driver.
*** MOTORCYCLE CLASS ***
The default setting in our motorcycle class is a .400 PRO tree. If you wish to run with a .500 FULL tree, put "F": after your DIAL-IN. A - (minus symbol) will appear on the scoreboard before your DIAL-IN. If you run a FULL tree and you do not see a dash before your DIAL-IN on the scoreboard, DO NOT PRE-STAGE. Get the attnetion of the Starter and wait for the tower to fix the tree type.
Once in the staging lanes, lane changing or swapping is not permitted. Once you cross the line at the head of staging no dial-in changes or lane changes are allowed. If there are cars lined up in one specific lane at the end of a class, the first vehicle to pull out will get lane choice, the second car must pull into the other lane or forfeit the run.
The second round of qualifying/time trials is a Run for the Money round for the following classes: Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Jr. Street, Jr. Dragster.
If your race vehicle breaks during QUALIFYING, please contact the race director or timing tower ASAP. You may tech and enter another vehicle, as long as that vehicle is not already in competition, before ELIMINATIONS in your class begin. You must dial an ET within your class. A refund will only be available if (1)you did not make a pass, and (2)you do not want your show up points.
First-round bye runs will be determined by the racer with the best reaction time during the final qualifying run in each class. Elimination bye runs for non-laddered rounds will go to the best reaction time from the previous round. If there is a tie in reaction times, then the first one to do it will qualify for the bye. #1 qualifier receives bye if applicable. The Potential Bye will be pulled to the side to wait until the end of the round to see if there is an odd number of cars. They will have lane choice if there’s an even number of cars and they do not get a bye run. .
Eliminations will be laddered once the field of cars is 16 or less (2nd round in classes with 17-32 first round cars, 3rd round in classes with 33-64 first round cars, and so on). The original ladders are generated based off the most recent round of eliminations, closest to dial-in without breakout, using a Sportsman ladder.
Super Pro (box, electronic) class only. If you do not want Cross Talk please put an “N” behind your dial. MUST BE AFTER YOUR DIAL Otherwise cross talk will be activated. Look for a – (minus symbol) on the DIAL-IN displayed on the scoreboard at the end of the track. If the – is not present before the DIAL-IN, DO NOT PRE-STAGE… Get the attention of the Starter (point at the scoreboard).
In the event of a re-run, both competitors will stay in the same lane as the previous run. Dial-ins may be changed.
Courtest staging: Is not required but recommended. First car to pre-stage waits for competitor to pre-stage before fully staging.
Deep staging: Vehicles must be marked on both side windows and windshield with DEEP on their windows (both sides so the Starter can see it). The starter will not wait or hold up your competitor for a deep staging process. It is marked on the car as a courtesy to the starter and your competitor. If you deep stage without "DEEP" on your window the starter has full discretion and the final call whether to back you out to re-stage or you will be disqualified for a staging infraction.
New in 2023, we will allow first round competition losers to buy back into their category before round 2. Must pay cash in the tower between first and second round to re-enter. We will not collect in the lanes, and we will not collect from any racer once the first pair of cars pull in to the water box for the second round of your class. Buy back opponents will not receive round points for the first or second round, but will START accumulating points in the 3rd round. There are no buy backs for Motorcycles, Junior Dragster, or Junior Street. Cannot change driver, vehicle, or class.
Prices: Sportsman $25 / Pro $35 / Super Pro $45.
Children 12 and Under are FREE
ET Dial Allowed: 7.00 to 11.99 (4.30 to 7.70 1/8th mile)
CROSSTALK is ON unless "N" appears after dial-in
ET Dial Allowed: 7.50 to 13.99 (5.00 to 9.00 1/8th mile)
ET Dial Allowed: 11.50 to 19.99 (7.30 to 13.00 1/8th mile)
ET Dial Allowed: 7.50 to 16.25 (5.00 to 10.35 1/8th mile)
Pro Tree default unless "F" appears after dial-in
ET Dial Allowed: 12.00 to 24.99 (7.50 to 16.00 1/8th mile)
Runs with Sportsman Class
ET Dial Allowed: 9.00 or slower
5 years old: minimum ET allowed: 20.00
6-7 years old: minimum ET allowed: 13.90
8-9 years old: minimum ET allowed: 11.90
10-12 years old: minimum ET allowed: 8.90
13-18 years old: minimum ET allowed: 7.90
Semis $150 (32+ Entries)
Quarters $75 (40+ Entries)
Semis: $100 (32+ Entries)
Quarters: $50 (40+ Entries)
Semis: $50 (32+ Entries)
**No points awarded for Round 1 or 2 if you bought back in!
Please see the "Points System" section of this page for a breakdown of how points are accumulated. If you feel there is a discrepancy, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*****Racers who buy-back in do not receive points for round 1 or 2*****