The Bracket-1 class is designed for all vehicles and trucks including dragsters, alters and motorcycles. All PSCA events are 3 days, Friday is an optional Test n Tune, Saturday offers 3 Qualifying Rounds for Bracket 1 competitors.. You are not required to show up on Sat… There will be 1 time trial pass as soon as we open the lanes on Sunday morning. Eliminations times will be posted at the PSCA Event Trailer.
Rules & Regulations:
Bracket 1 uses a ” 5/10ths Sportsman Tree” start system. Any vehicle including Dragsters, Alters and Motorcycles are permitted. Any modifications, any tires, any vehicle weight, or power adders are allowed. Delay boxes, crossover boxes, and/or any “reaction-time related” electronic aids are permitted. Cross-Talk is on….
Deep staging is permitted. Please have the words “DEEP” clearly written on all four windows.
You can buy back after a 1st round elimination loss (Time Permitting). Buy backs will be allowed to enter directly into 2nd round. The buy back fee is $20, and you must have cash in the lanes when the buy back call is made before 2nd round.
During 1st round, the best reaction time during Saturday Time Trials will get the provisional bye-run (Only if an odd number of cars occurs) During the 2nd Round, the previous round “Best Reaction Time” will receive the provisional bye-run when an odd car count occurs…. After the conclusion of the 2nd round, remaining competitors will be put on an elimination ladder based on best reaction time in the 2nd round of eliminations
Engine Oil-Retention Device:
All Bracket-1 Entries 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.
PSCA Required Decals:
Class Sponsor Decal – (Calvert Racing) decal must be installed on base of windshield on the passenger side. (Bottom left hand side when looking at front of vehicle windshield).
Registering For The Class:
All Bracket-1 racers must register (Please bring your NHRA Track Tech Card with you) at the PSCA Event Trailer before taking your car to tech….
Bracket-1 “Door Cars” are not allow burn-outs across the starting line. You must complete and stop your burn-out without crossing the starting line. Vehicles with no front brakes, may cross the line but only in an effort to stop.
Bracket -1 does allow tow vehicles in the staging lanes. You can tow your vehicle back to the pits at the conclusion of your run after exiting the racing surface.
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 Championship Chase page) Bracket-1 Points Page
Winners Circle Picture & Contingency Verification:
Bracket-1 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!!!
All Bracket-1 Racers that earn prize money can go directly to the PSCA trailer after eliminations and pick up his/her Winnings.
PSCA Required Decals:
Class Sponsor Decal
A Calvert Racing 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 drivers side. (Bottom right hand side when looking at front of vehicle windshield)
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 be tech’d 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 & 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..