Competition EliminatorCompetition Eliminator

(10.00 index)

The IDRC’s Competition Eliminator class is one of the four new index classes added for 2015. Index class racing offers the excitement of heads-up racing in a class that is truly “run what you’ve brung.” There are no restrictions on turbo sizes, power adders or any modifications. As long as the car meets NHRA safety requirements for its performance level, it can run as quick as the class index allows. For Competition Eliminator, the quickest elapsed times allowed are 10.00 seconds. This corresponds to the fastest time allowed by NHRA safety rules for drivers without NHRA Competition Licenses or NHRA certified roll cages.

NHRA requires increased safety equipment as the performance level of the vehicle is increased. The basics are as follows. A sound and solid car is good for 14.0s. That car with an approved helmet on street tires is good to 11.50-seconds (additional safety requirements are placed on vehicles running slicks). When a car goes 11.49-seconds or quicker, but slower than 10.00, here are the requirements:

11.49 seconds (7.35 1/8th) 

  • SFI 1.1 or 1.2 Flywheel / Clutch
  • SFI 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 or 9.1 Flywheel shield
  • SFI 3.2A/1 approved jacket
  • Roll bar
  • SFI approved seat belts
  • Drive Line Loop with street tires
  • Full Leathers on M/C, ATV and Snowmobile @ 120 MPH

10.99 seconds (6.99 1/8th)

  • SFI 4.1 Transmission Shield, or at 135 mph
  • Locking transmission dipstick tube
  • Aftermarket axles and axle retainers
  • SFI Harmonic Balancer
  • Roll Cage with altered floor pans, or 135 mph – Window net required
  • Ignition cut-off on all bikes / snowmobiles that exceed 135 mph

9.99 seconds (6.39 1/8th) or 135 mph 

  • NHRA Chassis Certification
  • NHRA Competition License
  • SFI jacket & pants 3.2A/5
  • SFI neck collar & gloves 3.3/1
  • SFI 29.1 flexplate / 30.1 flexplate shield (AT equipped cars)
  • Full Face Helmet meeting Snell or SFI specifications

150 mph 

  • Parachute

We have highlighted some of the requirements for running in this class. For a complete list of NHRA rules and regulations, please click here: 2015 NHRA Rulebook

Payouts

Class payouts will vary based on each event. However, larger fields will receive larger payouts. Fields smaller than eight vehicles will receive a pro-rated payout based on the number of qualified entries. Eight-vehicle fields will only payout winner and runner-up. Fields with 16 and 32 cars will also payout semifinalists.

The IDRC West-Coast Nationals & International Finals (1-day events)

32-Car Field 16-Car Field 8-Car Field
Winner $1,000 $750 $500
R/U $300 $250 $200
Semifinalist $150 $100 – – – –

Up to $7,600 in Payouts per race + Thousands in Contingency Awards!!!