WMDRA Rulebook & Classes of Competition


WESTERN MOTORCYCLE DRAG RACING ASSOCIATION

RACERS HANDBOOK

2015 RULEBOOK


This Book will remain in Effect Until Officially Superseded or Revised

ASSUMPTION OF RISK

The participant agrees that by entering an event, the participant acknowledges that the event site is safe and suitable for racing and the participant acknowledges that by participating in the event the participant may suffer bodily injury or death or loss or damage to property. The participant further acknowledges that the participant has voluntarily assumed the risk of such losses and waives any claims for such losses against the WMDRA, the WMDRA event officials, the event sponsors, the track operators and other participants, discharges such persons from responsibility for such losses and covenants not to sue such persons for such losses. All participants shall be required as a condition of participation to sign all required entry forms, including such releases as shall be required by WMDRA insurance policies. For purposes of this Rulebook, the term "participant" or "rider" or "pilot" shall include any person directly or indirectly associated with any vehicle which has been permitted to enter an event site for the purpose of competition, including, but not limited to owners, other riders and crewmen. WMDRA makes no representations or express or implied warranties that compliance with the rules and regulations published in this Rulebook or published during the course of the year in the WMDRA Newsletter will prevent or guarantee against injury or death to spectators or participants or damage to personal property. These rules and regulations constitute the minimum acceptance standards for competition and are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport. Safety is the responsibility of equipment manufacturers, builders and the participants in the event.

COMPLIANCE OF RULES

Each participant expressly agrees that by entering an event conducted by the WMDRA, the participant will be bound by all of the decisions, rules and regulations of the WMDRA, including all procedures provided for in this Rulebook, and any decisions, rules and regulations which are applicable to a particular event. The participant agrees to be bound by and abide by the decisions of the Event Director, his designee and other WMDRA officials at all WMDRA events. The participant by entering an event conducted by the WMDRA also agrees that all decisions made during or incident to an event are final and may not be appealed or made the basis of litigation and agrees to release and waive from liability and agrees not to bring any action against the Event Director, his designees, the WMDRA, the race track operator, event sponsors and all other officials for any loss, damage or injury caused by decisions, erroneous or otherwise, or decisions based on malfunctioning electronic or mechanical equipment, whether due to negligence or otherwise. The participant further agrees that any disputes concerning any event, the rules and regulations of the WMDRA or any decisions of the WMDRA or WMDRA officials whether or not incident to an event, shall be resolved pursuant to the process provided for in this Rulebook. The participant agrees to indemnify and to hold the WMDRA harmless for any costs incurred by WMDRA as a result of the failure of the participant to comply with the procedures and proscriptions provided for herein.

This Rulebook contains guidelines specific to the Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA). In addition, please refer to the current NHRA Rulebook or Rule Revisions for additional vehicle/driver requirements, specifications, and general regulations, which are not found within these Guidelines.

This current Rulebook becomes effective January 1, 2015.

These rules will remain in effect until superseded or revised by the association. Announcements of such revisions will be published online and carried in the WMDRA newsletter mailed to all current association members.

PARTICIPATION

P-1         For the purposes of this Rulebook, the term “participant” shall include officials, any person possessing or who has been issued a credential, and any person directly or indirectly associated with any vehicle that has been permitted to enter an event site for the purpose of competition, including, but not limited to owners, riders, and crew members.

P-2         Participants at WMDRA events are expected at all times to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Any participant who, in the sole and absolute judgment of the WMDRA, 1) verbally or physically threatens another participant or other person, 2) uses vulgar or derogatory language, 3) engages in unsportsmanlike conduct or conduct detrimental to the WMDRA, or 4) otherwise creates a condition or circumstance that is unsafe, unfair, or out of order shall have violated the rules and regulations of the WMDRA.

P-3         Rider Meetings are mandatory. All racers and/or a designated crewmember must attend the Rider’s Meetings at the start of each day’s race events. Times will be announced and will generally be at the WMDRA trailer.

P-4         In order to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations, the WMDRA reserves the right to take action against any participant for failure to comply with any decision, rule or regulation of the WMDRA. The action taken by the WMDRA may range from permanent suspension from WMDRA events to admonishment intended to inform participants of the offender’s failure to comply. Intermediate actions range from temporary suspension to fines.

GENERAL RULES

GR-1       Authority of the Event Director/Tech Official to make any rules/regulation decision whatsoever shall be absolute. Specifically if it is not stated that something is a safe and legal design modification, then it should be known that it is illegal.

GR-2       Prime responsibility for the safe condition and operation of a motorcycle in competition rests with the builder/rider.

GR-3       It is the responsibility of all racers to obtain and familiarize themselves with the rules and procedures of the WMDRA. This Rulebook is available at all events from Tech Officials and online at www.westernmotodrags.com.

GR-4       The operation of a motorcycle at a WMDRA event will serve to acknowledge the fact that the rider understands all rules and regulations.

GR-5       Classification by Tech Officials in no way constitutes a guarantee that the entry is legal for the class. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to comply with class requirements.

GR-6       Under no circumstance will a motorcycle make a run down the track without the approval of the Official Starter.

GR-7       Any rider and/or motorcycle that during the course of the event becomes evident to the Track/Tech Officials as being unsafe, will not be permitted to run until the conditions leading to this observation are remedied.

GR-8       All professional racing crews will be required to wear team uniforms. Uniforms may be of any type desirable but must be like/same for the entire crew. Uniforms must be based on common sense, be in good taste and not violate any obscenity laws. Uniforms may range from as simple as matching WMDRA t-shirts and work pants (jeans o.k.) to custom-made crew clothing.

GR-9       All WMDRA Pro class competition motorcycles (with the exception of Funny Bike) must be based on traditional Harley-Davidson design principles. Harley-Davidson design principles has been established as “a 45-degree, V-Twin, air-cooled, push rod designed motor.”

GR-10    Import or any other configuration motorcycle is allowed in Index, ET or specified classes.

GR-11    There will be absolutely no Pro “class jumping” in the WMDRA. Once a motorcycle is teched into and competes in a class, that is the class for that motorcycle, unless expressly permitted by the WMDRA Officials, or as expressly allowed, such as T/F running with F/B.

GR-12    Painting a “headlight” on the front of a fairing is allowed, but not required, in the Pro and semi Pro classes instead of mounting a headlight behind the fairing. The fairing must be three-point mounted.

SAFETY

S-1          All fuel bikes must have a manually operated fuel shut off valve. The fuel shut off valve must be visible to the rider (and/or safety and emergency crews) and operable from the riding position.

S-2          Rear fenders when required, must cover the full width of the rear tire. The rear of the fender must extend past the rear axle and the front of the fender must be below the seat position. A combination seat and fender is acceptable.

S-3          All motorcycles, except Pro classes allowed the contrary, must have a front fender at least 18 inches long.

S-4          Hand operation of foot shifter is prohibited.

S-5          Both hands must remain on the handlebars and both feet must remain on the operational foot pegs at all times during the normal operation of the motorcycle on the racetrack. Exception will be made in any physically impaired situations.

S-6          Some type of practical guard, to protect the rider’s legs from belts and/or chains, is required. These guards must be steel or 1/8-inch aluminum. They must cover the width and at least the top run of the belt/chain, from centerline to centerline of the pulleys/sprockets. Both primary and secondary drive guards are required. Frame members do not qualify as guards. Body panels may or may not, depending on construction. The decision of the Tech Official will be final as to the practicability and compliance of the guards.

S-7          All motorcycles in Pro class competition must have adequate capacity overflow catch cans to contain excess liquids. This is also required of any class motorcycle utilizing a breather(s) and/or venting tube(s). This is required to prevent leakage onto the track surface and/or the motorcycles rear wheel. Permanent and secure mounting is required of cans, breathers and venting tubes. Mounting of cans, by the use of tie wraps is prohibited.

S-8          The WMDRA recommends removing mirrors and taping headlights, turn signals and tail lights as a safety measure on street class motorcycles.

S-9          No crew member may hold or touch a motorcycle during burnouts.

S-10       Burnouts in the pit area or movement in excess of 10 MPH will be grounds for expulsion from the event.

S-11       Any fuel class motorcycles fired in the pit area must be elevated on a secure stand. Semi pro or street class motorcycles must have the front wheel placed against an immovable object.

S-12       Roller-started motorcycles are not allowed, except Vintage class motorcycles as required.

S-13       All fuel bike crew members must wear eye and ear protection while attending a running machine. Eye protection only is required in all other classes.

S-14       Under engine (belly) drip pans are mandatory in all fuel classes.

S-15       All fuel bikes require inspected and dated “S.F.I. APPROVED” engine restraint systems.

S-16       Nitrous oxide as a lean out or power booster is prohibited for use with nitromethane.

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

PC-1       All Pro class riders must wear a full face helmet meeting Snell 2005, S.F.I. 31-1 or 31-2 specs or ECE 22.05 approved; gloves, full leathers (one-piece design or joined together with a zipper at the waist) and above ankle boots or shoes. No parts of the rider’s body may be exposed. Eye protection is required.

PC-2       All street class riders must wear a full face helmet meeting Snell 2005, S.F.I. 31-1 or 31-2 specs or ECE 22.05 approved, gloves, and leather jacket. Above ankle boots, eye protection, and protective clothing (that meets the discretion of track officials), is also required.

INSPECTION & CERTIFICATION

IC-1        Motorcycles will go through a rigorous inspection before the first race of the season by a team of WMDRA inspectors. After a WMDRA inspector certifies the motorcycle safe, you will be issued your current year tech sticker.

IC-2        Subsequent events will have a section on the tech sheet where you certify that the motorcycle has not been changed since it was last inspected. Should this turn out to be false, you will be disqualified.

IC-3        When you sign the certification of no change, you will not have to have the motorcycle totally inspected unless it was involved in some sort of mishap or changes were made.

IC-4        Inspectors will spot check previous inspected motorcycles at tech-in and again at random in the pit area. Should your machine be found changed from the time it was last inspected, you will be disqualified.

IC-6        In addition to spot checks of previous inspected motorcycles, all motorcycles will be monitored in the staging area. Tech inspectors will tour the classes as they are assembled.

IC-7        Under no circumstances will a WMDRA Tech Inspector be responsible for the initial tech-in of any motorcycle that is of personal or family ownership.

TIRES

T-1          Tires used in professional classes must be specified for racing use by the manufacturer.

WHEELS

W-1        Rear wheel minimum: 15-inch diameter (unless restricted in specific classes).

BRAKES

B-1         All motorcycles will have both a front and rear hydraulic braking system. The only exception will be the early stock mechanical brakes on stock entries.

B-2         Braided steel brake lines are highly recommended on any machine that has been modified from its original stock condition.

B-3         Application and release of brakes will be a function of the rider.

B-4         For disc brakes, a minimum size of 10-inch diameter and .187 inch thickness for both OEM and accepted after-market single rotors is required. 8-inch diameter and .187 inch thickness for both OEM and accepted after-market dual rotors is required.

FRAMES

FR-1       Modifications to stock or aftermarket frames are permitted (unless restricted in specific classes) as long as the frame is not weakened. All butt welds must have visible reinforcement.

FR-2       Steering head angle may not be less than stock rake or more than 40 degrees maximum rake in the Semi-Pro classes, and 45 degrees in the Pro classes.

FR-3       Swing arms and struts (unless restricted in specific classes) may be welded to frame.

FR-4       It is recommended that all replacement frame parts be manufactured from 4130 chrome moly. All welding must be heliarc.

FR-5       Fork stops are mandatory in all classes. Stops must have a sheer strength equal to, or exceeding, a 3/8-inch bolt.

SUSPENSION

SU-1       Front suspension minimum size of approximately 32mm for accepted aftermarket items (unless restricted in specific classes); minimum travel of 1-1/2 inches.

SU-2       Steering dampener recommended in Pro and semi-Pro classes.

SU-3       Rear suspension is not recommended on Pro class motorcycles.

GROUND CLEARANCE

GC-1       Ground clearance shall be a minimum of 2 inches, with the rider sitting on the motorcycle and no more than 6 psi in the rear tire.

HEADLIGHTS & TAILLIGHTS

HT-1       Turn signals, clearance lights or spotlights may not be used as substitutes for OEM size head lights or tail lights in classes where required.

ELECTRICAL

EL-1        Failure of an electrical system to function because of a failed part such as a burned out bulb, defective generator or regulator will not be considered intent to cheat if all of the required components are in place. The defective part can be replaced or repaired in the event of a protest or citing due to random inspections.

LIMITS ON TRIMMED SHEET METAL

(in classes where "Stock Appearing" is designated)

LMT-1    There will be no trimming of front fenders (as supplied by manufacturer) except to accommodate anti flex and stabilizing devices.

LMT-2    Rear fenders must have a reasonable, as determined by Tech Inspectors, amount of side skirt.

CONTROLS

C-1         Handlebar controls, in all classes, must be located in the stock position. No welded aluminum handlebars. No clip-ons. Chrome plated handlebars are not recommended in Pro classes, so as to better identify Imminent Failure [Cracks].

C-2         Handlebars cannot be located more than 25 inches above the part of the seat from which the rider operates the motorcycle.

C-3         Seats, in all modified classes, must be a minimum of 21 inches above the ground. Custom seats, in all classes, are recommended to have a “step” to prevent the rider from sliding back.

C-4         A "tether" emergency kill switch is mandatory on all Pro and semi-Pro class motorcycles. Some type of dead man’s switch is recommended, but is not mandatory on street class machines.

FUELS

F-1          A WMDRA Tech Official will be in charge of authorized fuels and their testing and may, at any time, check density, weight, additives, and conductivity of fuels.

F-2          A commercial pump blend containing a small amount of alcohol is allowed if locally available.

NUMBER ASSIGNMENT

NA-1      All WMDRA racers will be assigned a permanent number and must run WMDRA plates with numbers and class on both right and left side which must be visible from the Tower to be eligible for pay out. These markings will be a minimum of 3 inches in height. If displayed on a generic number plate the plates must have no other association name on it. If part of the paint job, it must not be covered in any way by the rider's body. Contrasting numbers and plates (or paint) is mandatory. Plates are available at the WMDRA Tech trailer at each event.

NA-2      Numbers are issued to riders only and are available from the WMDRA Tech trailer at each event. Racers must have a separate number for each class of competition (i.e. 23, 23A, 23B, etc.) unless explicitly endorsed by Tech.

NA-3      Numbers one through ten of all classes will be reserved for points leaders.

NA-4      Permanent numbers of lapsed memberships will revert back to the WMDRA number pool and be re-issued. It is illegal to trade numbers.

TOW VEHICLES

TV-1       Any tow vehicles used by participants and crewmembers must be identified as to the participant it is working in conjunction with. Tow vehicles will be operated in a professional and safe manner.

TV-2       Tow vehicles may only be used in conjunction with Pro and semi-Pro class motorcycles. All other classes are street classes and motorcycles should have the ability to be ridden for extended periods of time, including back along the return road, under our classifications.

CREDENTIALS

CR-1       A current valid NHRA, AMRA or CMDRA license is mandatory in all Pro classes. See Classes of Competition for complete details.

CR-2       All riders and pit crew personnel in active areas, must be current members of the WMDRA. Membership may be attained at the WMDRA trailer at all events or online at www.westernmotodrags.com.

CR-3       In order to enter an active racing area, the racer or crew member will display both the current Facility Admission armband and their WMDRA membership card. If a person in the active area is a new WMDRA member, they will be issued a temporary card for the event.

DURING THE COURSE OF THE EVENT

COE-1     If a rider misses a round of Eliminations, that rider will be disqualified.

COE-2     A rider is allowed only one entry per class.

COE-3     A rider may enter more than one class, but must make all the rounds on time.

COE-4     There will be no substitute riders after the motorcycle has been qualified. The rider that qualifies the motorcycle must ride the motorcycle during the eliminations.

DISRUPTED EVENT

In the case of an event being disrupted by weather or other reasons beyond the control of the WMDRA, to the extent that it cannot be completed within the scheduled time, the following shall apply:

DE-1       If the disruption occurs before at least one (1) complete round of qualifying for all classes has been completed, the event will be cancelled. No points or prize payouts will be awarded.

DE-2       If the event is disrupted after at least one (1) round of qualifying for all classes has been completed, but eliminations have not proceeded through one (1) complete round for all classes, the event will be terminated. All officially entered and qualified competitors will be paid the equivalent of the first round purse for their class at the event. The purse will be based upon WMDRA payout schedule. The number one (1) qualifier will also be awarded the posted qualifying awards.

DE-3       If at least one (1) complete round of eliminations for all classes has been completed, the event will be considered complete. The distribution of prize payouts will be determined by the degree of completion of eliminations, and based upon the WMDRA payout schedule. Points will be awarded based on each competitor’s position at the time of the completed class round prior to the disruption.

EVENT CONTROL

EC-1       Authority of the Event Director to make any decision that is not encompassed in the general rules and regulations shall be absolute.

EC-2       There will be a mandatory Rider's Meeting before the start of racing at each event. The time will be announced, and will generally be at the WMDRA Trailer.

EC-3       If an event is postponed due to acts of God prior to the start of Eliminations, it will be mandatory that the qualified contestants and their motorcycles be in attendance at the re-scheduled event to be eligible for pay.

EC-4       There is no dress code at WMDRA events, but your appearance is definitely a reflection of the level of professional status you, your pit crew and your sponsors have attained.

EC-5       We ask that your dress and conduct be within the limits as described by the laws of the governing bodies in the area at which we hold our events.

EC-6       We do not disseminate political views as an Association. We ask that none be bestowed upon us in return. We ask that our right of privacy, as an American Corporation, not be violated. We will respect yours, as an individual or corporation, in return.

EC-7       Leave everything the way you found it. Do not infringe on the space or rights of others while you are at our events. The entire event is to be considered a neutral territory reserved for lawful assembly.

EC-8       Our events are first devoted to the perpetuation and advancement of motorcycle drag racing as a sport. It is secondly devoted to the perpetuation and advancement of motorcycling itself, at all levels. This is regardless of makes, models or the types of rider participation.

EC-9       The Association and facility will not be party to anything that is not within the limits, as described by law enforcement, of the prevailing and authorized authorities.

EC-10     Common sense decisions of Track Officials will prevail when no rule applies. Unsportsmanlike conduct, or just plain violation of these rules, will be grounds for expulsion.

EC-11     All professional racers that are new to this association will be required to make one half pass and one full pass under the supervision of at least two (2) assigned qualified riders from the same class in which they are participating and the event Technical Official.

EC-12     The proper form (acquired from a WMDRA Official at Tech-In) will require the signatures of the supervising racers and approval of the event Technical Official.

EC-13     This form will be filed at the WMDRA Trailer before the new racer will be allowed to make any qualifying attempts for the day.

EVENT QUALIFYING

EQ-1       During multiple day events, the entire field will be qualified during the first day.

EQ-2       During multiple day events, all inspection and Tech-in procedures will be processed and completed by the end of the first day of WMDRA activity. In order for any motorcycle to be qualified to participate in multiple day events, it must be entered and inspected on the first day.

QUALIFYING & STAGING

Q&S during Qualifying

QS-1       Qualifying positions will be based on ascending ET (elapsed time). In the event of a tie for a qualifying position, the motorcycle with the fastest MPH (speed) will be given the favorable qualifying position.

 QS-2      Unless otherwise directed by the Lineman, motorcycles must alternate lanes for every successive qualifying attempt.

QS-3       During qualifying rounds, only one pass will be allowed during each allotted time period. There may be two or three qualifying attempts for the day. The number depends on the length of the event and will be documented in the Racer Instructions given to each participant at Tech-in.

QS-4       Should a team need a test and tune pass before qualifying, it must be done during the test and tune period. In special cases, an out-of-turn pass can be done only with the approval of the Lineman.

QS-5       New entries may change classes before qualifying has ended, but not after qualifying has been closed.

Q&S during Eliminations

QS-6       First round alternates will be substituted in any qualified field when a qualified bike is unable to make the staging call. The alternate will be paid any win money where applicable.

QS-7       Prize money will be earned only if a bike has left the line, with an official start, under its own power. Any motorcycle unable to leave the line under its own power will not earn money for that round even during a bye run.

QS-8       The substitution of first round alternates will be at the sole discretion of the Starter. A holding area will be designated for first round alternates at each event.

QS-9       All qualified bikes must report to the pre staging area within 10 minutes of the announced staging call or the alternates will be called up.

QS-10     Lane choice at the start of eliminations will be determined by the lowest elapsed time of the qualifying session. The rider with the lowest ET gets lane choice. The ET of the prior round determines subsequent rounds and choice. The rider with the lowest ET gets lane choice. In the case of identical ET's, the machine producing the prior round high MPH will get lane choice.

QS-11     Should a racer receive a red light foul start and his opponent cross the lane boundary line, the lane crossing foul will prevail, and the rider committing the red light start (if the pass is completed) would be reinstated and win the round.

QS-12     A red light does not disqualify a bye run.

QS-13     In competition, if both motorcycles break after the start of the elimination round, the first machine and rider crossing the finish line will be declared the winner. No outside help will be allowed during this process. (If you're going to push it to the finish line, you must do it by yourself.)

QS-14     When a motorcycle launches under its own power and then stalls on an elimination bye run, the motorcycle will be credited with a completed run. During an elimination pairing, a red light foul will determine a loss even if the other machine could not finish the pass.

Q&S during Qualifying, Eliminations and the Staging of both

QS-15     Contestants are required to notify the Tower, if they are built into a ladder and have broken beyond repair for the event.

QS-16     Once a gasoline fueled motorcycle reaches the front of the staging lanes for a run, it must be prepared to fire and race.

QS-17     Other than gasoline fueled motorcycles (nitro, alcohol, etc.) will be walked to the back of the water box, with their starting equipment, and then be fired.

QS-18     The practice referred to as "deep staging" is not permitted in any class.

QS-19     Staging must be done under the motorcycle’s own engine power.

QS-20     After the initial burnout, it is the responsibility of both racers to pre-stage and then stage together.

QS-21     When staging, both contestants must have their pre-stage lights activated before either may advance into the stage beams.

QS-22     A reasonable amount of time will be allowed for riders to stage. The time limit will be determined by the sole and absolute discretion of the Official Starter. Failure to stage upon the Starter's instructions is possible grounds for disqualification.

QS-23     Any rider leaving the starting line before the start system is activated, or so instructed by the Starter, will have their time voided for the run.

QS-24     The rider, or a crewmember, must stay with their motorcycle when it is in the staging lanes. No more than two crewmembers are allowed with a motorcycle during staging.

QS-25     A substitute motorcycle may be used to replace a motorcycle which can't continue to compete because of breakage, during qualifying only. The procedure will be that the broken motorcycle is withdrawn from the event, the substitute must be entered, teched and then qualified. If the broken motorcycle is already locked into a qualifying position, a substitute will not be allowed.

QS-26     Only Pro class motorcycles are allowed across-the-starting-line burnouts; it is not allowable to turn on the track and ride the machine back to the starting line.

QS-27     The WMDRA Line Crew may give special line bumping consideration to fuel class machines making test and tune passes after they are running. The pass in no way will count for qualifying.

QS-28     It is considered a lane crossing when any portion of a tire touches the center painted line surface and/or any part of the tire crosses the outside lane boundary. In cases where both opponents cross the center line or outside line, both riders will be disqualified.

QS-29     Lane crossing does not apply on bye runs. A rider making a bye run is considered the automatic winner once he stages and receives the start.

MOTORCYCLE PAIRING

MP-1      Pairing of motorcycles that use a ladder for elimination will be based on the lowest green light ET produced being the number one machine and the scale ascending in order (i.e. 16 Bike Field: 1 & 16, 2 & 15, 3 & 14, 4 & 13, 5 & 12, 6 & 11, 7 & 10, 8 & 9).

MP-2      In the event of an odd numbered qualifying field, the lowest ET motorcycle will be put on the ladder as a bye run. Subsequent byes are given to the #2 qualifier side of the ladder, then back to the #1 side.

RECORDS

R-1         In order to insure the validity of new records, a back-up performance within 1% of the new record is required at the same event. The lowest ET or highest MPH of the pair will be the prevailing record if it is within the 1% range. It is the responsibility of the rider/crew to provide WMDRA Officials with record documentation (time slips).

R-2         Record attempts, and back-up attempts, will be made in the normal course of the event. This means that when the event is over, we will not allow an extra run for the purpose of a back up.

R-3         ET and MPH readings will not be taken from test and tune passes for record calculations (test and tune passes are just that). Readings for records will be taken from Qualifying and Elimination passes only.

RECORD SETTING MOTORCYCLES

RSM-1    Any record setting motorcycle must be re-inspected/re-teched at the same event. The extent of tech is at the WMDRA Tech Officials discretion. Pro class motorcycles will at minimum remove a head.

RSM-2    Records must be reported prior to the following event.

PROTESTING PROCEDURE

P-1         Protests must be filed in writing by a competitor in the same class. The protesting party will notify a WMDRA Official of the protest as soon as possible. The “Inspection Team” shall consist of the WMDRA Tech Inspector and the Board Member representing the class involved in protest. If either is unable to attend, the WMDRA Event Director will appoint replacements.

P-2         Areas protested must be outlined in writing before the protest will be accepted. Every point listed on the written protest will be completely discussed between the protester(s) and the Inspection team. There must be a mutual understanding of all issues.

P-3         A protested drive train component must be disassembled for inspection by the machine owner and/or the crewmembers. The Inspection Team will not remove any part from the protested bike nor will they show these parts to the protesters. All information about the bike must remain confidential, regardless of results of the protest. The inspection team will NOT debate its findings or opinions during the investigation. Findings will only be discussed with the WMDRA Event Director after inspection is complete.

P-4         Each alleged individual and documented infraction, which requires a tear down, will be accompanied by a $100.00 cash protest fee per item. (Example: Cubic inches, $100.00 + Cams, $100.00 equals a $200.00 protest fee.) If the protest has to do with something that is visual (chassis, etc.), a $50.00 cash fee must accompany the written protest.

P-5         The protest can be posted with a Tech Official at any time during the event, but it will be posted no later than fifteen (15) minutes after the completion of the day's race event.

P-6         If the protested party refuses to tear down at the event the protest is filed, or is found to be in violation, they will be disqualified and ruled illegal. The protest fee will be returned to the protesting party.

P-7         If the protested motorcycle is found to be in compliance, the owner of the motorcycle will keep the protest fee for their inconvenience. The WMDRA Event Director will hold protest money until determination of legality has been made, and will distribute money accordingly.

P-8         Any rider that is found to be operating an illegal motorcycle will forfeit all accrued points and records for the season; and will be suspended for two races.

P-9         The participants, organizations or manufacturers involved shall have no recourse.

P-10       At no time will there be a gathering of protesters at the teardown site. WMDRA Officials will notify protesters in writing of the results. Every effort will be made, to assure to both sides of the protest, that the people involved in the inspection are technically qualified and fair in their rulings.

NEW RULES, REQUEST TO CHANGE EXISTING RULES OR SUGGESTIONS

NR-1       Any new rule request, or suggestion to change existing rules should be submitted, in writing, to the WMDRA, 7774 N Prescott St, Boise ID 83714. Supporting documentation must accompany the request. The request will be submitted to the Board for study and vote at their earliest convenience.

WMDRA CLASSES OF COMPETITION

The following classes are designed to run the most popular race motorcycles (Street and Pro); however, classes of competition will depend on bike count at each event and will be addressed at the Riders Meeting prior to qualifying (i.e. if there are insufficient entries in the fuel classes, all fuel bikes will be joined into an Open Nitro class).

Bastard Bike Placement
Competitors who have motorcycles that do not fit into our existing classes, but will pass our safety standards, will be placed into a class where the Technical Director feels they should be competitive.

T/F --- [TOP FUEL]

Designation: “TF” followed by bike number.

Reserved for nitro burning dragsters, built specifically for all out drag racing.

ENGINE

Engine: Must keep design features of Harley-Davidson engines (Pushrod, 45° to 90° V-Twin). Carbureted, fuel injected or supercharged single or double engines with 200 cu. inch maximum displacement. Pushrod aftermarket heads are legal (including 4 valve). Crankcase and all tanks containing fluids must have vent tubes routed to catch can or have a non-spill breather system on motorcycle. Superchargers must have rubber manifold connections or some form of "sneeze" valve. Supercharger blankets are mandatory. Must have "bellypan" scatter shield under engine. S.F.I. Specification 46.1 approved engine restraint systems are required. These restraints must be replaced or recertified by the manufacturer every two (2) years. Manufacturers shall only recertify the restraint system one (1) time. Chest protectors are mandatory.

Fuel: Fuel to be mononitromethane and/or methyl alcohol only. No propylene oxide or nitrous allowed.

DRIVE TRAIN

Chain Guard: Chain and belt guards are mandatory and must cover top run of drive. Guard must be .060-inch steel or 1/8 inch aluminum.

Transmission: Drive mechanism must exhibit good engineering, fabrication and installation practices. Any type dry, friction clutch may be utilized. Clutch engagement must be by centrifugal force only. Clutch must exhibit reliable disengagement at engine idle speed. Clutch must be contained by suitable "scattershield."

SUSPENSION AND BRAKES

Brakes: Hydraulic type, front and rear, mandatory. Minimum size for dual rotor is 9-inch diameter, 1/8-inch thickness for rotors. Single rotor must be over 11-inch diameter.

Controls: Handlebar controls must be located in safe, workable position. Foot pegs and foot controls must be located in safe, workable position and must be mounted in a safe, craftsman-like manner. Rider must be able to shut off fuel without removing hands from handlebars. A secondary shut-off device attached to rider (in the event of premature exit from motorcycle) must mechanically control the fuel shut-off valve. Lanyard for shut-off must be run through an eyelet or guide, allowing the lanyard to be pulled in any direction and closing shut-off. Dual cable push-pull throttle assembly is mandatory.

Suspension: Front suspension minimum size 32 mm and minimum travel of 2 inches. A steering dampener is mandatory. Rear suspension not necessary. Fork stops required; must limit the turning arc to 28 degrees.

FRAME

Frame: Any type permitted. All frames should be heliarc welded and main rails must be chrome moly and have a minimum diameter of 1-1/8 inch. All major frame tubing must have at least .065-inch wall thickness. Rake angle must be at least 40 degrees. Alternative frame materials must be submitted to WMDRA for approval. Frames constructed before 1999 and approved for competition may use one (1) x .058 inch tubing.

Ground Clearance: Minimum of 2 inches with rider on motorcycle and 10 psi in rear tire (includes exhaust and kickstand).

Wheel Base: Minimum of 85 inches.

Wheelie Bars: Wheelie bars are required. Minimum length from center of rear axle to center of wheelie bar axle must be at least 84 inches but not exceed 120 inches. Must be securely cross-braced.

WHEELS AND TIRES

Tires: Must be specified for racing use by manufacturer. Any tire size is legal.

Wheels: Rear wheel minimum 15 inch, maximum 18 inch. Front wheel minimum 16 inch, maximum 19 inch.

BODY

Body: No body parts are necessary, except rear fender that must cover width of tire and extend past the rear axle.

Fairing: Legal; must be mounted solidly to frame tubes.

Seat: Seat, tail section and rear fender may be incorporated into one unit and must include a step to prevent rider sliding backward.

ELECTRICAL

Ignition: Any ignition system is allowed.

Charging System: Not necessary.

Starting System: Must be electric external starter. Battery top covers are required. No rollers. No push starts. Jack stands are mandatory for starting. No dry hops in pits.

Control Switches: Must be mounted and constructed in a safe, craftsman-like manner. Must have emergency fuel and ignition kill switch.

Computers: Only data gathering computers are allowed.

Lights: Not necessary.

TECH

Tech: All motorcycles must be teched in before practice. Motorcycle, rider and protective gear must be present at tech area.

RIDER

Credentials: Valid CMDRA, AMRA or NHRA 5.90 competitor license.

Helmet: Full face helmet meeting Snell 2005, S.F.I. 31-1 or 31-2 specs or ECE 22.05 approved Eye protection required.

Protective Clothing: Full finger leather gloves with knuckle armor and palm reinforcement, one piece or full circumference zippered leather suit with knee, elbow and shoulder armor or reinforcement, spine/back protector and above the ankle leather boots with toe area reinforcement are required.

Chest Protection: Chest protectors are mandatory. Ballistic (bullet proof) chest protection is a device worn to protect the rider's chest from puncture of flying debris in case of catastrophic engine explosion.

Race Team Clothing: All team crewmen that help start, assist in burnout and stage race motorcycle must wear a uniform shirt that relates to their specific team.

P/D --- [PRO DRAGSTER]

Designation: “PD” followed by bike number.

Reserved for nitro burning, carbureted, high gear dragsters, built specifically for all out drag racing. Combined weight of motorcycle and rider at the conclusion of a run must equal at least 5.7 pounds per cubic inch including safety gear.

ENGINE

Engine: Must keep design features of pushrod, 45-degree V-Twin; carbureted single engine with 122 cu. inch maximum displacement. Pushrod aftermarket heads are legal (including 4 valve). Crankcase and all tanks containing fluids must have vent tubes routed to catch can or have a non-spill breather system on motorcycle. Must have "bellypan" scatter shield under engine. S.F.I. Spec 46.1 approved engine restraint systems are required. These restraints must be replaced or recertified by the manufacturer every two (2) years. Manufacturers shall only recertify the restraint system one (1) time. Chest protectors are mandatory.

Fuel: Fuel to be mononitromethane and/or methyl alcohol only. No propylene oxide or nitrous allowed.

DRIVE TRAIN

Chain Guard: Chain and belt guards are mandatory. Must cover top run of drive. Guard must be .060-inch steel or 1/8 inch aluminum.

Transmission: Not allowed! Single speed drive train only. Any centrifugal and/or RPM controlled clutch may be used. The clutch must be self-contained. No fluid or electrical inputs may control the operation of the clutch. Guard must be .060 steel or 1/8 inch aluminum.

SUSPENSION AND BRAKES

Brakes: Hydraulic type, front and rear, mandatory. Minimum size is 9-inch diameter, 1/8-inch thickness for rotors.

Controls: Handlebar controls must be located in safe, workable position. Foot pegs and foot controls must be located in safe, workable position and must be mounted in a safe, craftsman-like manner. Mandatory fuel shutoff must be accessible by rider from riding position. A secondary shut-off device attached to rider (in the event of premature exit from motorcycle) is recommended but not mandatory. Dual cable push-pull throttle assembly is mandatory. Lanyard for secondary shut-off must be run through eyelet, allowing the lanyard to be pulled in any direction and closing shut-off.

Suspension: Front suspension minimum size 32 mm and minimum travel of 2 inches. Fork stops required; must limit the turning arc to 28 degrees. Steering dampeners are mandatory. Rear suspension not necessary.

FRAME

Frame: Any type permitted. All frames should be heliarc welded and main rails must have a minimum diameter of one inch. All major frame tubing must be chrome moly and have at least .058-inch wall thickness. Rake angle must be at least 35 degrees. Alternative frame materials must be submitted to WMDRA for approval.

Ground Clearance: Minimum of 2 inches with rider on motorcycle and 10 psi in rear tire (includes exhaust and kickstand).

Wheel Base: Minimum of 75 inches.

Wheelie Bars: Wheelie bars are required. Maximum length from center of rear axle to center of wheelie bar axle must be at least equal the wheelbase but not exceed 120 inches; must be securely cross-braced.

WHEELS AND TIRES

Tires: Must be specified for racing use by manufacturer. Rear tire tread width is limited to 11 inches as measured by template.

Wheels: Rear wheel minimum 15 inch, maximum 18 inch. Front wheel minimum 16 inch, maximum 19 inch.

BODY

Body: No body parts are necessary, except rear fender that must cover width of tire and extend past the rear axle.

Fairing: Legal; must be mounted solidly to frame tubes.

Seat: Seat, tail section and rear fender may be incorporated into one unit and must include a step to prevent rider sliding backward.

ELECTRICAL

Ignition: Any non-programmable capacitive OR inductive discharge ignition systems are allowed. Hybrid (capacitive and inductive) ignitions are not allowed.

Charging System: Not necessary.

Starting System: Must be electric external starter. Battery top covers are required. No rollers. No push starts. Jack stands are mandatory for starting. No dry hops in pits.

Control Switches: Must be mounted and constructed in a safe, craftsman-like manner. Must have an emergency kill switch.

Computers: Only data gathering computers are allowed.

Lights: Not necessary.

TECH

Tech: All motorcycles must be teched in before practice. Motorcycle, rider and his protective gear must be present at tech area. Tech official will have final say on any unclear rule or equipment.

RIDER

Credentials: Valid CMDRA, AMRA or NHRA 6.90 competitor license.

Helmet: Full face helmet meeting Snell 2005, S.F.I. 31-1 or 31-2 specs or ECE 22.05 approved. Eye protection required.

Protective Clothing: Full finger leather gloves with knuckle armor and palm reinforcement, one piece or full circumference zippered leather suit with knee, elbow and shoulder armor or reinforcement, spine/back protector and above ankle leather boots with toe area reinforcement are required.

Chest Protection: Chest protectors are mandatory. Ballistic (bullet proof) chest protectionis a device worn to protect the rider's chest from puncture of flying debris in case of catastrophic engine explosion.

Race Team Clothing: All team crewman that help start, assist in burnout and stage race motorcycle must wear a uniform shirt that relates to their specific team.

P/G --- [PRO GAS]

Designation: “PG” followed by bike number.

Reserved for alcohol, gas burning dragsters, built specifically for all out drag racing.

ENGINE

Engine: Must keep design features of pushrod 45-degree V-Twin engines. Aftermarket heads are legal, including 4 valve. Crankcase and all tanks containing fluids must have vent tubes routed to catch can or have a spill breather system on motorcycle. Engine restraint systems are recommended for nitrous engine. Chest protectors are recommended. Scatter-shield or ballistic blanket required on superchargers.

Fuel:

UNLIMITED cu. inch - Gasoline or alcohol. Normally aspirated carburetor(s) or fuel injection is allowed. No nitrous oxide or other supplemental fuels or oxidizers.

160 cu. inch - Gasoline or alcohol, single or double engines, carburetor or fuel injection. Nitrous oxide OR supercharger OR turbocharger.

122 cu. inch - Gasoline or alcohol, any induction system, nitrous oxide allowed.

DRIVE TRAIN

Chain Guard: Chain and belt guards are mandatory. Must cover top run of drive. Guard must be .060-inch steel or 1/8 inch aluminum.

Transmission: Any type transmission may be used. Any type clutch, belt drives, air shift, etc. are legal. (Clutch must have strong protective covering.) Guard must be .060 steel or 1/8 inch aluminum.

Transmissions and clutches must exhibit good engineering practices and may require data to be submitted for approval.

SUSPENSION AND BRAKES

Brakes: Hydraulic type, front and rear, mandatory. Minimum size is 9-inch diameter, 1/8-inch thickness for rotors.

Controls: Handlebar controls must be located in safe, workable position. Foot pegs and foot controls must be located in safe, workable position and must be mounted in a safe, craftsman-like manner. Lanyard kill switch is mandatory.

Suspension: Front suspension minimum size 32 mm and minimum travel of 2 inches. Steering dampeners are mandatory. Rear suspension not necessary.

FRAME

Frame: Aftermarket frames permitted. Steering head angle may not be less than stock rake. All frame components, except braces, brackets and gussets, must be manufactured from minimum 1.00 inch x 0.58 inch 4130 chrome moly tubing. All welding must be done by approved heliarc process. All frames must have stops that limit turning arc to 28 degrees. Stop must have a sheer strength equal to a 3/8-inch bolt. All butt welds must have visible reinforcement. Plating of frame prohibited. Painting permitted.

Ground Clearance: Minimum of 2 inches with rider on motorcycle and 10 psi in rear tire (includes exhaust and kickstand).

Wheel Base: Unlimited.

Wheelie Bars: Wheelie bars are required. Minimum length from center of rear axle to center of Wheelie bar axle must equal at least 70% of wheelbase.

WHEELS AND TIRES

Tires: Must be specified for racing use by manufacturer. 12-inch wide rear tire is maximum limit.

Wheels: Rear wheel minimum 15 inch, maximum 18 inch. Front wheel minimum 16 inch, maximum 19 inch.

BODY

Body: No body parts are necessary, except rear fender that must cover width of tire and extend past the rear axle.

Fairing: Legal; must be mounted solidly to frame tubes.

Seat: Seat, tail section and rear fender may be incorporated into one unit and must include a step to prevent rider sliding backward.

ELECTRICAL

Ignition: Any ignition system is allowed.

Charging System: Not necessary.

Starting System: Must be electric onboard or external starter. Battery top covers are required. No rollers. No push starts. Jack stands are mandatory for starting motorcycles with slipper clutches. No dry hops in pits.

Control Switches: Must be mounted and constructed in a safe, craftsman-like manner. Must have an emergency kill switch.

Computers: Only data gathering computers are allowed.

Lights: Not necessary.

TECH

Tech: All motorcycles must be teched in before practice. Motorcycle, rider and his protective gear must be present at tech area. Tech official will have final say on any unclear rule or equipment.

RIDER

Credentials: Valid CMDRA, AMRA or NHRA 6.90 competitor license.

Helmet: Full face helmet meeting Snell 2005, S.F.I. 31-1 or 31-2 specs or ECE 22.05 approved. Eye protection required.

Protective Clothing: Full finger leather gloves with knuckle armor and palm reinforcement, one piece or full circumference zippered leather suit with knee, elbow and shoulder armor or reinforcement, spine/back protector and above ankle leather boots with toe area reinforcement are required.

Race Team Clothing: All team crewmen that help start, assist in burnout and stage race motorcycle must wear a uniform shirt that relates to their specific team.

ELIMINATOR CLASSES (Index)

T/G --- [TOP GAS] 

Will utilize an 8.20 1/4 Mile Index (5.20 1/8 Mile).

S/C --- [SUPER COMP] 

Will utilize an 8.90 1/4 Mile Index (5.70 1/8 Mile).

S/G --- [SUPER GAS] 

Will utilize a 9.90 1/4 Mile Index (6.20 1/8 Mile).

P/E --- [PRO] Eliminator

Will utilize a 10.90 1/4 Mile Index (6.70 1/8 Mile).

S/E --- [STREET] Eliminator

Will utilize an 11.90 1/4 Mile Index (7.30 1/8 Mile).

These classes will run heads-up with a Pro Tree on a ladder built during qualification rounds. Closest bike to the Index first, breakouts last, RT as a tiebreaker.

TECH

Tech: All motorcycles must be teched in before practice. Motorcycle, rider and his protective gear must be present at tech area. Tech official will have final say on any unclear rule or equipment.

RIDER

Credentials: Valid CMDRA, AMRA or NHRA 9.90 competitor license for any competitor running 9.99 or quicker in competition.

Helmet: Full face helmet meeting Snell 2005, S.F.I. 31-1 or 31-2 specs or ECE 22.05 approved. Eye protection required.

Protective Clothing: Full finger leather gloves, leather jacket and above ankle leather boots are required.

BRACKET “ET” CLASSES (Handicap Dial-In)

P/ET --- [PRO] ET

Wheelie-bars allowed. Slicks or DOT tires allowed. Split Tree, no delay boxes, playback data recorders OK.

S/ET --- [STREET] ET

Wheelie-bars prohibited. Bikes must have DOT approved tires. Split Tree, no delay boxes, playback data recorders OK.

TECH

Tech: All motorcycles must be teched in before practice. Motorcycle, rider and his protective gear must be present at tech area. Tech official will have final say on any unclear rule or equipment.

RIDER

Credentials: Valid CMDRA, AMRA or NHRA 9.90 competitor licens for any competitor running 9.99 or quicker in competition.

Helmet: Full face helmet meeting Snell 2005, S.F.I. 31-1 or 31-2 specs or ECE 22.05 approved. Eye protection required.

Protective Clothing: Full finger leather gloves, leather jacket and above ankle leather boots are required.

Qualifying for Pro and Street ET classes will be grouped together and split into .500 Full Tree and .400 Pro Tree. All dial-ins will be on bike, and include a “P” if a .400 Pro Tree is desired.

Bikes will be laddered randomly on a sportsman ladder with lane choice to best RT in previous round. For initial dial-ins, each pair of racers will determine lane choice between themselves since no RT will be available.

It is up to the racer to make sure their dial is correct on the board prior to staging. Also, different tracks may use either the Pro or Full Tree as the default, so it is up to the racer to make sure the symbol on the board is correct.

Any motorcycle making a pass during eliminations that turns an ET lower than the dial-in will be disqualified. If both motorcycles turn an ET lower than their respective dial-in, the win goes to the rider who breaks out the least. Red light fouls take disqualification precedent over breakouts.

All motorcycles must be teched in before practice. Motorcycle, rider and his protective gear must be present at tech area. Tech official will have final say on any unclear rule or equipment.

All other aspects of WMDRA Rules and Procedures as outlined in this Handbook will also apply.








 
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