BASIC RULES OF THE GAME
REGISTRATION, TECH AND ELIMINATIONS
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Door cars only no dragsters.
Door Car Class ET range - Extreme 1/4 -8.00-9.99 or 1/8th 5.00-6.39, Muscle 1/4 10.00-10.99 or 1/8th 6.40-7.00, Street 1/4 11.00-13.99 or 1/8th 7.01-9.00. (Check your event for 1/8 or 1/4 mile designation)
Minimum Car Count Requirements: A Minimum count of 48 vehicles per ET class is required for a Final 16 group to be chosen. A minimum count of 24 vehicles per ET class is required for a Final 8 group to be chosen. If the minimum vehicle count is not met in a class 10 days prior to event, the class may be combined with another ET class or canceled. If an ET Class is canceled all racers will be fully refunded. All Payouts are guaranteed no matter what final ET class is chosen. See our prize page for payout & contingency info.
Your vehicle must pass the tracks sanctioning body’s rules to compete at your designated ET level. Track officials will check this during your on-site ALL OUT registration process. Please fill out any paperwork given to you at the gate prior to being called to registration/tech to speed up the process.
Racers can change ET classes by simply joining the ET group they select to race in prior to the qualifying. Once qualifying has started you cannot make any class changes
Racers can run up to two paid registered classes if using a power adder such as nitrous. (You can only compete in one final group if chosen) The power adder must be able to be removed from the vehicle to run in a slower class. Boosted vehicles with adjustable controllers do not qualify to run two classes by changing settings to control ET. All final qualifiers are open for inspection and if power adder is detected in the vehicle. Variations of ET and MPH are checked and up to the racer will be disqualified. (Example: 11 second engine only & 10 second on nitrous.)
Racers must run “ALL OUT” every pass, racers are given up to 3 tenths ET improvement if determined by ALL OUT officials that track conditions and weather have changed enough to warrant such change. The bump will be announced before eliminations starts.
No Sandbaggers. If you’re chosen to compete in a final group and run quicker then your fastest qualifying time during eliminations (including up to the 3 tenths bump if mandated) you will be disqualified and eliminated from the competition. No refunds for racer registration will be given.
All qualifying and eliminations rounds will be started with an instant green light except for the ET class final round in which the two final racers can negotiate things like lane choice and type of start.
Drivers are responsible to listen for PA and radio announcements during the event for important announcements. Failure to follow instructions properly due to not hearing or paying attention falls on the driver or crew. If you miss or can't hear an announcement it's your responsibility to find an official and get the information. We can not wait for you and the show must move on, sorry no exceptions. Example: Missing a lane call for your class or final group.
Driver must start & finish with the same race vehicle (No substitutions unless approved by an AOL official)
No bracket racing style throttle controlled devices are allowed that delay launch or alter top end ET or MPH (mechanical or electronic) examples: throttle stops, cross overs, delays, etc. Any use will get you disqualified. Exceptions: Trans brakes, multi step ignition and factory installed launch controls are allowed for starting line use only. You don't have to remove them, just disconnect them before the race.
Make sure you go over every nut and bolt on your vehicle before the competition. This is a TV production and we have to stay on schedule to complete the show before the tracks curfew. If you leak fluids on track you will be disqualified from competition and no more passes will be allowed. Use of products like Purple Ice, Water Wetter and Evans cooling is recommended.
Your racer number and class ID must be visible on your side & rear window or your time will not be recorded for qualifying. If you’ve registered one vehicle for two classes, you will be given one number at tech, please inform tech of your dual registration. You must cover any existing car numbers on windows to avoid confusion during qualifying, only All Out designated number can appear.
This a No Tolerance event, arguing, fighting, drunkenness, abusive language towards any racer or official will get you ejected and no refunds will be given.
FINAL RULE: “HAVE FUN” If you’re not out to have a good time stay home!
Time and weather permitting we will have one test pass before qualifying starts followed by a mandatory drivers meeting in designated area, it's very important you listen to PA announcements during the event for time and location.
All ET or designated special classes will be called to lanes separately during qualifying and run on an "Instant Green" start. Example: “10-10.99 to lanes1 & 2”
Groups of racers are chosen from each class to compete in the finals for cash and prizes utilizing the run data gathered during qualifying. (16 racers from each ET door car class)
We don’t qualify classes by fastest ET. We choose 16 racers with the Closest ET in each ET class while factoring in Reaction time and ET Consistency. We’re looking for the tightest most consistent group of racers. This ensures not only close competition, but rules out sand bagging. Our goal is to find the best competitors on property. Every pass counts!
After qualifying is complete a drivers meeting will called to announce the racers chosen to compete in the group finals. If chosen in one of the groups to compete you must go back to your pits and get your car, crew and anything you need for the Hot Lap competition. No golf carts or tow vehicles are allowed in the Hot Lap cool down area during eliminations. Listen to PA announcements for your lane assignments. Please be ready to race when called. You will have a limited time to be in staging lanes or an alternate will be called to take your place. Its' you responsibility to listen for the call, NO EXCEPTIONS PERIOD!
Each ET and motorcycle class will have 16 or 32 racers chosen to compete in an elimination group (vehicle count and time will dictate amount chosen)
Racers will compete in an "Instant Green" start Hot Lap style elimination. Meaning winners don’t go back to your pit, you come back to designated staging area.
Racers run in a Hot Lap format and must drive under their own power, no tow vehicles allowed in staging area.
Racers can have up to four pit crew in Hot Lap staging area to assist in cool down and repair in between rounds. (Tools and equipment are allowed but no tow vehicles)
Finalists will meet on the ALL OUT Stage to negotiate in a two out of three final for all the Cash and Prizes. It’s a winner take all finale and when it’s all over one racer will be crowned their ET/class…..All Out Live Champion