2016 CLASS RULES

Class Guidelines
 
The MMR Open Comp is a "Door Car" class that is designed for all vehicles and trucks that run slower than 8.00 seconds in the 1/4 mile. Dragsters, Alters & Motorcycles are not permitted. The "Open Comp" class will be run on an Open Comp format with a 1-tenth (1/10th) breakout. What this means is, you get 3 rounds of qualifying. You take 1/10th off your quickest time and that is your automatic dial-in for eliminations. This time will be yours throughout eliminations (it does not change). The best reaction time is the #1 qualifier, you will then be put on a Sportsman ladder for eliminations. You can choose either a .400 or .500 Pro Tree


Rules & Regulations: 
  Open Comp is based on a Open Comp format, which also now uses a Split ".500 & .400 Pro Tree" start system. Any "door slammer-type" vehicle is permitted. Any modifications, any tires, any vehicle weight, or power adders are permitted. Trans-brakes and 2-3 step Rev-Limiters are permitted. Delay boxes, Throttle-stop, crossover boxes, or any "reaction-time related" electronic aides (See Electronics Policies Below) are strictly prohibited. If your car has any of these "Bracket Race Aides" Please check out our Bracket 1 Class Since this is a "All Run Field" if a racer misses all qualifying sessions, they still can be placed on the bottom of the ladder if the driver notifies PSCA Officials prior to the Sunday Morning Mandatory Drivers Meeting. At that time the driver must choose a ET without making a pass in any other class

Engine Oil-Retention Device:
 
All Open Comp Cars quicker than 9.99 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.

Electronics Policies:
The Following Devices are Illegal: (And Have To Be Completely Removed From Car)
*Electronic / Pneumatic / or any Remotely Activated Throttle Stops
*Optical Sensors / Stutter Boxes
*Delay Boxes / Cross-Over Boxes
*Any and All "Traction Control Devices"

The Following Devices are Legal:
* 2 & 3 Step Rev-Limiters
*Trans-Brakes
*Electric / Hydraulic Pneumatic Clutch Release Devices
*MSD-7 and/or any other Ignition Box that contains Programmable Timing Functions

Qualifying:
  All Open Comp cars will receive 3 qualifying runs on Saturday (Time Permitting), #1 Qualifier will be determined by the best Reaction Time. If you Red -Light on all 3 runs, you will be placed at the bottom of the ladder for eliminations. Since this is a "All Run Field" if a racer misses all qualifying sessions, they still can be placed on the bottom of the ladder if the driver notifies PSCA Officials prior to the Mandatory Drivers Meeting. At that time the driver must choose a ET without making a pass in any other class

Dial-In for Eliminations:
  Open Comp will be run on an Open Comp style format with a 1-tenth (1/10th) breakout. What this means is, you get 3 rounds of qualifying. You take 1/10th off your quickest ET and that is your automatic dial-in for eliminations. This time will be yours throughout eliminations (it does not change).

E.T. Limits:
 
The quickest ET permitted in the Open Comp class is 8.00. Any qualifying or elimination pass quicker than 8.00 will be disqualified and will not count. Competitor will be permitted to re-qualify (if additional qualifying rounds are left) slower than 8.00.  Competition will be regulated under standard NHRA "First or Worst" competition policy during qualifying and eliminations

Staging:
  All Open Comp drivers must stage the car on his/her own without the assistance of a crew member (You will be Disqualified by the starter if you have assistance). Deep staging is permitted but not recognized by the starter (if you want to go deep it's on the driver) Auto-Start will be on.

Burn-Out Procedure:
  Open Comp does not allow burn-outs across the starting line. You must complete your burn-out and stop without crossing the starting line.

Lane Choice:
  During 1st round of elimination's the higher qualified car will have lane choice.. In the 2nd round and beyond, the driver that is closest to his/her dial without going quicker will be awarded lane choice. If both drivers go under their dial-ins, the driver that is closer to his/her dial will be awarded lane choice for that round.

Registering For The Class: 
  All Open Comp Racers must register (Please bring your NHRA Track Tech Card with you) at the PSCA Event Trailer before taking your car to tech....

Winners Circle Picture & Contingency Verification:
 
Open 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:
Title Sponsor Decal 
A "JEGS" Decal must be placed on both left & right sides of race car in a highly visible location
Class Sponsor Decal 
A MMR 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 Decals 

1 PSCA decal must be placed on each side of every car in a visible location before entering the tech area..
Series Presented by Sponsor Decal 
Chris Alston's Chassisworks decal must be installed on base of windshield on the driver's side. (Bottom right hand side when looking at front of vehicle windshield) 

Contingency Program & Contingency Decals:
 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 Contingency payout.

Penalties For 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 racer receives..


Payouts:

$650 To Win (With Min *16 Cars entered)
$250 To Runner Up
(With *Min 16 Cars entered)
$150
To Semi's
(With Min *16 Cars entered)
*Less than 16 Cars Entered 70% of Class Entry Fees to Winner / 30% to Runner-up (100% Payback)
$60.00 PSCA Class Entry fee + Track gate fee

PSCA Race Day Rules and Procedures...Click Here

  All drivers and vehicles must meet current NHRA and track requirements.

  For questions or more information on these rules, please contact Mel Roth at 661-917-3078