Lucas Oil Top Comp is a fast bracket class
for all types of NHRA approved race cars/dragsters that run quicker than
2012 Lucas Oil Top Comp
have current NHRA certification for the ET run, no minimum weight. Any
body style OK, (IE door car, front engine dragster). Must pass tech under
NHRA Top Sportsman and Top Dragster rules.
motor size, any power adders OK.
ENGINE OIL-RETENTION DEVICE:
Top Comp Cars will be required to utilize an
NHRA-accepted lower engine oil-retention device. SFI Spec 7.1 or 7.2
Lower Engine Containment Device also permitted. The lower engine containment
device must cover the sides of the block and pan up to one inch of the
head mating surface and extend within 1 1/2 inches of the front and rear
of the cylinder case area. A belly pan may be used in the lieu of a
device attached to the engine. The belly pan must extend from framerail
to framerail and extend forward of the harmonic balancer and to the rear
of the engine block and must incorporate a minimum 2-inch-high lip on
all sides. A nonflammable, oil-absorbent liner mandatory inside of
retention device. Any device that fails to perform as required must be
replaced or repaired to the satisfaction of the technical staff prior to
any further runs.
have current license for the ET. Proper driving suit required. S/C, S/G,
ET, Adv ET, Top Alcohol, Pro-Mod, etc...
supercharged, turbo, nitrous motors must use -15 suit, boots required on
front engine dragsters
constitute an official qualifying attempt, all vehicles must stage under
their own power.
Courtesy staging required.
Maximum ET is 8.60 & Minimum 6.00. Qualifying will be
based on E.T. (quickest to slowest), and competitors will be laddered
using the NHRA Sportsman ladder. Any competitor running quicker than
6.00 will have that run disqualified and be placed on bottom of
qualifying sheet. If vehicle is not legal for 5.99 or quicker runs,
competitor will be disqualified (same would apply in eliminations).
All vehicles must have an appropriate area
designated to post a dial-in on the vehicle. Dial-ins must be legible
from the tower. A contestant's dial-in may not be changed once vehicle
begins forward motion while leaving the head of staging. Once contestant
has pre-staged, said contestant has accepted the dial-in posted on the
scoreboard. If the dial-in is incorrect, do not pre-stage; No reruns
will be afforded in this situation.
During eliminations, competitors may dial
up to .20 slower than quickest qualifying time. Cross talk will
be used, let your competitor know your final dial in as a courtesy. Non
cross talk users will need to use "N next to their dial in.
Drivers running quicker than 6.00 during
eliminations will have that run considered a breakout pass and be
eligible for advancement in a double breakout situation providing
vehicle and driver meet all requirements to run 5.99 and quicker.
choice for first round pairings will be awarded to the quicker qualified
driver. Subsequent rounds will be awarded to the car with quickest E.T.
in the previous round. Drivers running quicker than 6.00 during a
winning run in eliminations will not be given lane choice consideration
in the following round.
Top Comp does allow burn-outs across the starting line.
All Top Comp entries are allowed to tow to staging lanes and back
to the pits once the car exits the racing surface.
Registering For The Class:
Top Comp Racers must register (Please bring your NHRA Track Tech Card
with you) at the PSCA Event Trailer before taking your car to tech....
All Top Comp Racers that earn prize money can go directly to the
PSCA trailer after eliminations and pick up his/her Winnings.
PSCA Point System:
We will be calculating points at each
event, and will crown a champion at the conclusion of the season. (More
points info on the Champ Chase page)
Top Comp Points Page
Winners Circle Picture & Contingency Verification:
Top Comp Winner & Runner-up must return to the PSCA
Winners Circle Area for Official Photographs and Contingency
Verification. Failing to do so, will result in loss of all contingency
monies earned. There are no exceptions!!!
PSCA Required Decals:
Class Sponsor Decal
A Lucas Oil decal must be installed on base of windshield on the
passenger side. (Bottom left hand side when looking at front of vehicle windshield)
before entering the tech area..
PSCA Oval Decals
1 PSCA Oval decal must be placed on each side of every car in a
visible location before entering the tech area..
Series Sponsor Decal
Chassisworks decal must be installed on base of windshield on the
driver's side. (Bottom right hand side when looking at front of vehicle
Contingency Program & Contingency Decals:
In order to become eligible for PSCA official contingency
program, You must first become a member of the PSCA. You can do this at
the PSCA Event Trailer during registration or on-line at the PSCA
Store. In order to receive Contingency Monies from any of the
listed Contingency Sponsors, you must have the correct product listed
and matching Contingency Decal for that product on your car for the
entire PSCA Racing Event... Racers will be checked for Products &
Decals while being teched in and winners & runner-ups again will be
checked in the Winner's Circle after the conclusion of each event.
Winners & Runner-ups failing to show up for this mandatory Inspection
will forfeit all Contingency Money that is owed!!!!
All Contingency Decals may appear anywhere on the vehicle in a clear and
organized fashion. Contingency decals may not be overlapped or modified.
Most decals are available at the PSCA Event Trailer, but in the event
the PSCA does not have the decals in stock, it is the racer's
responsibility to obtain the proper decals to be eligible for the
Violating any PSCA Class Or Contingency Program Rules:
Penalties will vary for any PSCA Class
or Contingency Program Rule violation's from
Championship Point Deduction, Race Suspension, Probation and/or Re-instatement
Fine (Paid to St Jude In the name of the PSCA) If you are in any
violation that directly effects our "Electronics Policies"
(Example: Use of a Delay Box, Use of a Throttle Stop, etc..) You can receive the Maximum Penalty
(Disqualification from Event with loss of 50 Championship Points,
Two-Race Suspension and a $500 Re-Instatement Donation) You will also be
listed on a Web Page for all to view what violation and penalty any
$1500.00 to Win
$125.00 PSCA Class Entry fee + Track gate fee
2012 Lucas Oil Top Comp Race Dates:
Event 1) April 27-29 / LVMS-Las Vegas, Nevada
Event 2) Sept 7-9 / LVMS-Las Vegas, Nevada
3) Oct 5-7 / LVMS-Las Vegas, Nevada
Race Day Rules and Procedures...Click
drivers and vehicles must meet current NHRA and track requirements.
any questions or additional information on these rules, please contact
Gregg Suyenaga here >>