Wild horse Pass Motorsports Park Summit ET Racing Series

Pro ET Category

Bottom Bulb racers dominate the PRO ET category at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PRO ET is a non-electronics bracket racing category, where drivers in opened cockpit vehicles and door cars can compete side-by-side. There are no starting line delay boxes permitted (where the no-box term comes into play). They compete on the 1,320-foot course with ET range from 9.00 to 13.99. 

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For 2020, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park will be hosting double race weekends – with eliminations held on Saturday and Sunday for the first 6 events. Race 7 and 8 will be held in April and May 2020.  

Class Info & Rules:  

(If Applicable) have your NHRA Competition License, Applicable Safety Equipment, Filled Out Tech Card, and all applicable certifications noted PRIOR to entering the tech line.

  • PRO ET (1/4 mile 9.00 – 13.99)
  • NHRA Competition License required if quicker than 9.99
  • Engine diaper is required if 9.99 or quicker
  • PRO ET IS RACED ON THE 1/4 mile at Wildhorse Pass Motorsports Park

Summit series bracket guidelines for PRO ET:

  1. Computer:  Prohibited unless stock OEM equipment. See general regulations 9:1.
  2. Data Recorder: Prohibited. See general regulations 9:2&9:9.
  3. Delay Boxes:  Prohibited.
  4. Trans brake:  Permitted.
  5. Line lock:  Two-wheel or Four-wheel line lock permitted.
  6. Automated Shifter:  Permitted.
  7. Throttle control:  Throttle must be manually operated by the driver’s foot.  Electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics or any other device may in no way affect the throttle operation.  A dead-stop under the carburetor or gas pedal is permitted.  Throttle timers, counters prohibited.  No overdrive or throttle stop devices allowed.
  8. Ignition:  Stutter boxes prohibited.  Starting line and or ‘high side’ rev limiters permitted.  Two-steps, rev limiters or any other rpm limiting devices, legal unto themselves but altered or installed so as to function as a down-track rpm controller, prohibited.
  9. Switches & Buttons:  All switches and/or buttons must be standard mechanical connection type.  Infrared lasers, retinal scan, fingerprint, light source or other non-mechanical type switch prohibited.
  10. NHRA Pacific Division 7 uses TRUSTART timing system in Super Pro, Pro, and Sportsman ET categories. PRO ET uses 0.500 Sportsman Tree.

Use your NHRA 2018 RULEBOOK as your guideline.

http://www.nhra.net/2019/images/div7/2019_Division7_ETFinalsRules.pdf

Races in PRO ET are won at the finish line. Driving the stripe allows a good driver to parlay a great reaction time into a win light, or help a driver that was a bit late possibly push the other racer to breakout. 

This video by Gallstar TV provides some great tips for driving the stripe; a talent that determines round and event victories at drag strips across the globe. 

Resources for Racers

NHRA Competition License Requirements – PRO

The PRO ET division does not require drivers to have an NHRA Competition License unless their vehicle is capable of ET’s quicker than 9.99 in the quarter-mile. For cars capable of this standard, all drivers must have a valid and current NHRA Competition License.

For vehicles running from 9.99 to 9.00 – you’ll need a LEVEL 4 or 6 licenses. Vehicles under 125″ wheelbase requires a “B” code – while vehicles over 125″ wheelbase requires an “A” code.

To download license forms, click the link below.

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