Open Comp Rules
Please note: All competitors will be allowed two tech cards on Saturday.
The Open Comp Class will run on Saturday and Sunday .
Competitors may run Bracket 1 as well.
Payout will be based on car count.
Open Comp class is designed for any year, make, and model vehicle & truck. 12.99 or quicker. The Open Comp class will run on an Open Comp format with a 1-tenth (1/10th) breakout.
For this year WW will be races 7 and 8 of the GFS open comp series. In order to run the class you must be from Essex County or have run at least 1 other race in the series.
Qualifying Information, Ladder Type, & Tree
The class will be qualified by positive reaction time (r/t) closest to “.000” based on a Pro .500 Tree. “.000” is considered perfect. Any negative r/t (-.001, -1.231, etc.) will be placed at the bottom of the qualifying ladder, the more negative the r/t is, the farther down the ladder the run will be placed. For cases in which identical reaction times are made, qualifying position will be based on a first-come first served: the first occurring r/t will be placed #1, the second occurrence of said r/t will be placed #2, and so on. Class will be paired according to qualifying positions, and then advance to eliminations.
All Run, IHRA Sportsman Ladder, Pro .500 Tree, Handicap Start
A 32 or less car field will be laddered on a sportsman ladder.
A 33 or greater car field is randomly paired and run until the field reaches 32 cars or less. When the field reaches 32 or less cars a sportsman ladder for the number of cars remaining will be used to pair the cars. Car placement on this ladder will be determined based on reaction time for the last round that was randomly paired.
Delay boxes, cross-over boxes, or any “reaction-time related” electronic bracket racing aids prohibited in this class. Throttle stops and all related throttle-stop type accessories prohibited.
See general regulations.
Deep staging is permitted, however not advocated. If you plan to Deep Stage it is strongly recommended that you boldly display the words DEEP on all four windows, in plain view of the starter. It is always the driver’s responsibility to stage the vehicle prior to the tree being activated. In any event, the driver must be prepared to leave as soon as the final stage light is lit.
A competitor with the words DEEP displayed on the window is not necessarily obligated to deep stage. As well, the starter is not necessarily obligated to wait on a driver to deep stage, even if the words DEEP are displayed on the vehicle. All drivers must be prepared to leave as soon as the final stage light is lit.
Class & Safety Requirements
The participant agrees that the participant bears the ultimate responsibility at all times to ensure the safety of participant’s vehicle and to ensure that participant complies with all applicable rules. The participant agrees that participant is in the best position to know about the construction and operation of participant’s vehicle, equipment, and clothing, and whether there has been compliance with all applicable rules.
During qualifying drivers will choose their lane based on position in staging lanes lanes 1 and 3 are left lane lanes 2 and 4 are right.lane. Single passes will not be allowed in qualifiying so plan to make one in each lane. In eliminations lane choice to faster car.
Pre Registration is not required. Pay as you enter at the gate.