Rules and Regs
All street legal cars are welcome to participate at Import Call Out in Drag Racing or Time Attack! Time Attack drivers must be wearing a helmet (DOT or better) and PPIR has helmets for rent for only $10. PPIR may require a driver to wear a helmet during drag racing depending on the car’s speed down the strip.
- Drivers must be 16 years of age or older with a current valid state issued drivers license, (learners permits are not acceptable). Any minor must have a minor’s release with PPIR executed.
- Passengers are allowed who are 12 years of age or older. Any minor must have a minor’s release with PPIR executed.
- All persons (drivers and passengers) must be wearing a helmet that is DOT rated or better for Time Attack course. No skull-cap style motorcycle helmets allowed.
- No more than one passenger per car will be allowed.
- PPIR does have rental helmets available ($10).
- Passengers and drivers must keep limbs and body inside of the car at all times when on course (no arms out of the windows).
- Tires (good tread depth, sidewalls clear of damage, valve stems, etc.) must be no more than 5 years old
- Tire pressures are properly set (refer to vehicle manufacturer settings)
- All lug nuts are present and torque is set (refer manufacturer specifications)
- Hubcaps and trimmings (if not secured by lug nuts) are removed from vehicle
- No play in wheel bearings
- Minimal play in steering linkage
- Brake system in good condition (pads, rotors, lines, etc.)
- Fluid levels are set (Engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering, coolant, brake fluid, etc.)
- No fluid leaks from the vehicle of any kind
- DOT or better helmet for driver and passenger for Time Attack (helmet rentals are available)
- Vehicle is free of loose items (including the trunk)
- Battery is properly secured
- No exposed electrical wires
- Hoses and lines are securely fastened and routed properly and safely
- Fully functional seat belts in good condition (factory stock or better required)
- Vehicle interior / exterior must be free and clear of sharp exposed edges
- No part of the vehicle can be dragging on the ground.
DRAG RACING SPECIFIC RULES
A multiple lane grid of cones will be setup prior to the burnout area and starting line. Drivers will pull into line and wait for their turn to run down the strip, races are first come, first serve. Look for the PPIR staff controlling the grid for direction on the line to park in. You may grudge race a friend or another racer by pulling in line together nose-to-tail and simply inform the PPIR staff member assisting in lining up cars at the starting area that you are looking to race the other car with you.
Once your turn to race has come up you will be directed by PPIR staff to pull up from the grid lanes into the burnout area. Burnouts are not required. No VHT or other similar liquids or materials may be used on the tires or the asphalt at any time. There is no water at the burnout area (just like the street). After completing the burnout, the driver will pull up to the staging/start line. Pull up enough to illuminate the pre-stage lights and then inch up slowly a bit more to illuminate the stage lights (both sets of yellow lights at the top of the Christmas Tree). Once both sets of lights are activated, within seconds the large yellow lights will drop from top to bottom and then the green light will turn on. Green means GO! Don’t be too quick to launch however because if your tire rolls away from the stage light beam before the green light turns on you will have lost the race, this is called red lighting. If you jump the start a red light will turn on signifying which lane is disqualified and has lost the race. After crossing the finish line that is marked with large cones drivers must slow down safely and the return speed on the track surface is 25mph, the speed limit in the paddock is 10mph. After a run drivers may park in the paddock or proceed back to the grid for another run.
Vehicles NOT eligible to participate include, but are not limited to; go-karts, 3-wheel vehicles, side-by-side off road vehicles, quads, and other non-street legal vehicles. Street legal motorcycles are ok. Parachutes, wheelie bars, and other high-performance drag racing components are not allowed. Other vehicles that may not be allowed on track are older cars with inadequate brake systems (drum brakes in front) and/or safety features. If you are uncertain whether your vehicle will qualify to participate, please consult the PPIR Track Manager (Jared@ppir.com). PPIR may disallow any vehicle from racing for any reason.
Drivers must be at least 16 years of age with a valid government issued driver’s license. All minors must have a parent or guardian present to execute a minor release of liability. An annual waiver is available at PPIR and appointments can be made during business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm) by calling 719.382.7223. Drivers must be wearing a seatbelt. Helmets are not mandatory unless deemed necessary by PPIR. PPIR may require any driver to wear a helmet for any reason.
Motorcycle riders must be at least 18 years old. Motorcycle racers must have a leather or other appropriate material motorcycle riding jacket, long pants such as jeans or stronger material (sweat pants and other lightweight fabrics are not allowed), protective riding gloves, boots that go above the ankle, and a DOT or better full-face helmet free of damage (no open face helmets allowed). PPIR may disallow any motorcycle or rider from racing for any reason.
Passengers are allowed and must have the spectator or driver wrist band to ride along. Passengers must keep their limbs inside the vehicle at all times. PPIR may disallow any passenger for riding in any vehicle for any reason. Passengers are allowed who are 12 years of age or older. Any minor must have a minor’s release with PPIR executed. Passengers must be wearing a seat belt. No passengers allowed on motorcycles.