Summit Series ET Bracket Racing



Early Parking Friday, November 10 5pm-7pm

General Race Schedule
8:00am – Gates Open
Tech Card and Ticket Sales at the Big Booth Gate #2
8:00am – Tech Inspection Starts in Lane 7
10:00am Time Trials
Eliminations Follow Time Trials

Listen to PA and/or 107.7 FM for Track Announcements
Admission Prices
$20 – One Day Admission Wristbands for All Patrons
Tech Card Prices
Admission + Tech Card
Super Pro – $50 extra
Pro ET – $45 extra
Sportsman – $35 extra
Motorcycle – $35 extra
Super Gas, NASA, Pro Gas – $35 extra

Race entry is available for purchase at Gate #2 ‘Big Booth’
for the prices listed below:

For further inquiries contact Allie at

Below is the Fillable Tech Card form:
Download, fill, print at home and turn in to tech inspection

with your purchased tech card on race day.

ET Series Rules:

These rules are specific to ET Bracket racing.  They do not include specific rules concerning vehicle technical inspection.  For technical questions, consult the most current edition of the NHRA rulebook.

  • Pre-Race
    • Every effort will be made to give racers an appropriate amount of time for cool-down between rounds. Racers purposefully holding up competition may be disqualified at race director’s discretion.
    • Upon reaching the head of the staging lanes, all vehicles must be prepared to fire and race. Failure to fire within an appropriate time limit is grounds for disqualification.
    • Burnouts across the starting line are permitted when designated by category. Vehicles should not cross the starting line under power on any burnout.
  • ET Breaks
    • Super Pro: 1/8 mile 4.30-7.70
    • Pro ET: 1/8 mile 5.35-8.99
    • Sportsman: 1/4 mile 11.50-19.99, 1/8 mile 7.40 and slower *approximate
    • Motorcycle: 1/4 mile 7.50-15.99, 1/8 mile 4.50-10.25 *approximate
  • Dial-In/Index
    • It is up to the driver to verify dial-ins prior to staging. Dial-ins will be displayed on reader boards in front of the burnout area and on the scoreboards once the race is set.
    • In the event of a significant race delay (track cleanup, weather, etc) where both vehicles are backed off and shut off behind the water box, drivers may change dial-ins.
    • In the event of a rerun where one or both drivers have completed or partially completed a run, drivers may change dial-ins prior to re-running race.
    • Drivers backed-up and quickly restaged at starter request are not considered delayed. Dial-ins may not be changed.
    • In categories where “Crosstalk” is utilized, vehicles must have an “N” immediately following the dial-in if the driver does not wish to use crosstalk (example: 12.50N).
      • Vehicles wishing no crosstalk will show with a minus(-) sign before the dial in on the scoreboard.
        • The start line display will show no crosstalk as the dial-in with a lower case “n” for dials quicker than 10.00. For dial-ins slower than 10.00, the dial-in will show incorrectly, so check the scoreboard for the correct dial!
      • Auto-Start
        • When utilized, Auto-Start will be used during time trials and eliminations.
        • The standard full-tree setting for full tree categories is 6, 1.1 and 10 second timeout fully staged to tree count. This means a roughly 1.7 second count from both racers fully staged to start (there is a small randomizer in the system).
        • The standard pro-tree setting for ET motorcycles is 5, 6 and 10 second timeout fully staged to tree count. This means a roughly 1.1 second count from both racers fully staged to start (there is a small randomizer in the system).
        • Auto-Start is activated upon pre-stage of both vehicles. The countdown timer (for ET racing 10 seconds) begins when the first racer fully stages as long as the other racer has pre-staged.
          • In the event that a racer fully stages or deep stages prior to the other racer pre-staging, auto-start will not activate until the remaining racer pre-stages.
        • The typical time-out for Auto-Start in non-pro categories is 10 seconds.
        • The typical time-out for Auto-Start in heads-up pro categories (nitro, pro stock, top alcohol, pro mod) is 7 seconds.
    • Qualifying: On a qualifying run based upon RT, if a contestant properly starts, stages, and receives the starters signal but breaks to the point the run is not completed, a -.500 light will be issued and is considered to be a valid qualifying run.
      Contestants must fire and run in their qualifying session order. Cars experiencing mechanical problems cannot be repositioned and restarted for secondary run attempts. An opportunity for a “time run” will be given and a qualifying spot at the bottom of the ladder will be awarded. Exception would be if car is shut off by event officials.

  • TruSTART
    • TruSTART compares the reaction times if both vehicles have negative reaction times (red-light).
      • When utilized, true-start will award the win to the racer with the negative reaction closer to .000.
      • The tree will always count to green for the slower vehicle
        • If the slower vehicle’s reaction is negative(red) and the quicker vehicle’s reaction is better, the slower vehicle’s tree will change to red and the win light will show in the opposite lane.
        • If the quicker vehicle’s reaction is negative(red) and the slower vehicle’s reaction is better, the quicker vehicle’s tree will count to red and the win light will show in the opposite lane.
      • Disqualification
        • Vehicles missing a round of eliminations, unless they are a laddered bye and have requested to sit out or are asked to sit, are considered losers for the missed round.
        • Vehicles and/or drivers not meeting safety rules for elapsed times and speeds recorded will be disqualified at race director’s discretion.
        • Drivers committing unsafe acts or vehicles that exhibit unsafe characteristics under speed will be disqualified at event director’s discretion.
        • All races are considered valid when the tree counts down.
          • A vehicle that does not leave the starting line, but is fully staged when the tree counts (receives a green light) is considered a winner if:
            • Opponent fouls
            • Opponent breaks out
            • Opponent crosses a boundary or contacts a track fixture (wall, timing block, etc)
            • Opponent is disqualified for any post-run rules infraction
          • Change of Vehicle
            • Vehicle replacement is not permitted during eliminations, including eliminations utilizing a buy-back.
              • If an event is rained out and resumed at a much later date, a competitor may use a different vehicle at race director’s discretion.
            • Unqualified Categories
              • Prior to the beginning of eliminations, drivers may change vehicles provided replacement vehicle has passed tech and meets the specific requirements for the category. Time trials will be provided for the replacement vehicle at event director discretion.
            • Qualified categories
              • Drivers competing in a replacement vehicle will have all previous times voided and must re-qualify during designated qualifying sessions.
              • Once qualifying is completed, a vehicle may not be replaced.
  • Pairings/Lane Choice
    • Laddered categories
      • In the first round of a laddered category, lane choice is awarded to the higher qualified vehicle.
        • Lane choice for subsequent rounds will be based on a coin toss.
      • All ET categories are paired using a standard NHRA sportsman ladder.
  • Unladdered Categories/Rounds
    • Pairings will be based on cards drawn at the head of the lanes if multiple lanes are used.
    • In the event only two lanes are utilized, lane assignments may be determined as the lower numbered lane automatically assigned to the left lane
      • If, at the end of the round, there are multiple cars left in a single lane, they will be assigned lanes by the designated track official.
    • A vehicle chosen for a possible bye will receive lane choice against the last vehicle in the lanes if there is to be no bye.
  • Rain Dates
    • If no more than a single round of competition has been completed prior to a complete rain-out where the race will not be rescheduled for a significant amount of time (i.e. more than a single day later), the race director may determine that a new ladder will be generated after an additional random-paired round.
    • A ladder will not be regenerated if at least one laddered round has been completed before a rain-out.
  • Reruns
    • Vehicles must run in the same lanes during a rerun. Dial-ins may be changed.
    • An appropriate amount of time will be afforded racers for cool-down prior to re-running a race.
  • Co-Drivers
    • During ET Series events, co-drivers are not permitted.

      Collecting Points:

    • Points are collected at a specific number of events during the season.
      • There will be 2 “throw-out” races for the 2022 season. Points will be calculated based on 7 races total.
      • Ties will be broken by counting all points earned during the season. If a tie still exists, qualifying position (from ladder round) at the final race of the season, will be utilized.
      • Points are earned based on the size of the first round using the points listed below.
      • Points are awarded based on the round where a racer loses.
        • If a racer does not appear in a round, they are considered a loser for points purposes.
    • If a racer breaks prior to eliminations and requests a raincheck, they receive no points