NOTE: Index breaks now corrected. See rules page.

Altereds & Dragsters

 Ontario Gassers Altereds & Dragsters Rules

                                                General Rules


•    No Membership required.

•    $10 for tech card, all proceeds go into payout amount that day.

•    All cars must meet IHRA/NHRA safety requirements for the host drag strip.

•    Year cut off is 1972 and older. Most door body styles accepted as long as they have the Gasser look from back in the day.

•    Straight style front axles are encouraged but stock style ’A’ suspension with ball joint spacers allowed.

•    Index style racing in determined brackets (e.g. 7.40, 7.10, 6.80, 6.40, 6.10, 5.80, 5.40, 5.10, 4.80, 4.50 etc.). If car count is there we will split into two groups; ‘A‘ Gas and ‘B’ Gas to try and eliminate fast cars running much slower cars.

•    .400 Pro Tree will be used to try and simulate old school flag starts and also help to eliminate red light starts, race-over situations.

•    Please practice Courtesy staging, DEEP Staging allowed, but must notify Race Directors at registration and car will be marked.

•    No delay boxes allowed in vehicle.

•    Single stage nitrous oxide systems allowed.

•    Mechanical throttle stops only. No throttle stops that can be controlled while the car is in motion (e.g. must be permanently installed under the gas pedal or on the throttle linkage only).

•    After time trials we will go right into a ladder. If uneven number of cars, bye will go to best reaction time in first time trial. There is not a Break Rule. That is if a winning car can’t make the next round the loser will not advance to the next round. If you have a single pass you must stage under own power and a full hard pass is encouraged.

•    1/8th  mile race will be run at all events.

•    If track and time allows, we can try and set-up some grudge race matches for eliminated cars. 

•    There will be payouts per race to both the Winner and Runner Up.

•    Final race event of the year is for Season Championship. All Winners and Runner Up from all previous races will compete with a trophy awarded to the winner. We will also set up Grudge Races and a Gamblers Race if there is enough interest.

•    All cars will be required to run Sponsor Decals on each side of the car.

•    We are trying to keep the rules as simple as possible. All rule changes will take place in the off season upon review by the Race Directors.

•    The main focus will always be to have fun and put on a great show! We encourage all racers to park as a group if you can and invite/open your pit spot to show any fans, particularly kids.

•    Please drive safely through the pits and respect your fellow racers.


                    Nostalgia Dragsters, Altereds and Funny Car


•    All cars must meet IHRA/NHRA safety requirements for the host Drag Strip

•    Race Cars Allowed are :

o    Front Engine Dragsters

o    Altereds (centre-steer)

o    Nostalgia Funny Car

o    Pre 1980 Rear Engine Dragsters (wide front axle- hard tail).

•    Index style racing with .400 pro tree

•    Any engine combination allowed (i.e. small block, big block, LS, Coyote, late model Hemi etc.).

•    Power adders allowed (blowers, turbos, nitrous )

•    Induction-  MFI, EFI, Carburators

•    Automatic shifters: manually or RPM controlled

•    Electronic Policy :

o    No delay boxes

o    2 step or 3 step rpm are allowed for control of burnout, launch and maximum rpm

o    SLE pneumatic cylinder may be used in lieu of an electronic launch control device however it must be directly wired to the transbrake button and not the ignition box.

o    Any automotive ignitions allowed- no multipoint rev limiter/or rate of acceleration rpm limiter/ slew rate controllers

o    Traction control not allowed



                                            Gasser Class


•    All cars must meet IHRA/NHRA safety requirements for the host Drag Strip

•    Year cut off is 1972 and older. Most body styles excepted as long as they have the Gasser look from back in the day.

•    Straight style front axles are encouraged but stock style ‘A’ suspension with spacers allowed.

•    Foot brake only (no transbrake, 4- wheel line lock etc )

•    No air or electric shifters

•    Minimum 2 time trials

•     .400 pro tree