Southern Outlaw Top Sportsman Rules
* Door Cars Only, all doors must open, must be full body vehicle w/ 2 functional doors, windshield, and windows required
* Must be a member to race
* Must have an engine diaper or containment system. 1st offense – warning, 2nd you will not be able to run that day’s race
* Each member will get 2 qualifying sessions (if time allows) per race, you MUST make your qualifying run in the qualifying session, there will be NO exceptions
*Car must run 5.99 and quicker
*You may dial no more than, 1/10 slower than your qualifying time
* Points go to the driver
* To receive show up points for that day’s race you must attempt to qualify by taking the tree under power & break the beam
* If you are a team driver you must sign up together by your 1st race, drivers cannot be added later
* Pairings will be decided by who you pull beside in the lanes, car with faster qualifying time has lane choice
* Bye is decided 1st round by #1 qualifier (#17 qualifier, Quick 16 cars are not eligible for 1st round bye), after that it is by reaction time. Bye does NOT carry round to round. If there is not a true bye, the bye car gets lane choice. If #17 qualifier gets moved to Mean 16, then #18 become the bye car
* All members are to sign in at each race at the designated trailer and pay BEFORE 1st round of qualifying. If you fail to do so and you run 1st round of qualifying your run WILL NOT count as a qualifying pass. If you fail to sign in and pay before 2nd round of qualifying, you will be disqualified from that day’s race. This is YOUR responsibility; we will NOT come looking for you!
* 1st round losers can buy back into the bye back round of Super Pro
* 31 cars or less will be an ALL-RUN field, 32 cars or more will be a qualifying field. 42 cars or more we will qualify and run a 48-car field. Every race with 26 cars or more will have a quick 16 inside that days race. IF it is an all run field you must run faster than 5.99 and be a member to race.
* If there are more than 32 cars, but we only get 1 time run it will be a 32 or 48 car qualified field depending on car count
*If you do not make it down the track on a club time run it is the tracks decision if you get to make an extra run, if they allow it, this run WILL NOT count as a qualifying run, the run is only for your information
* Quick 16 will run on a ladder, 17-32 or 48 will not run on a ladder at any time
*If you qualify for the Mean 16 you must run it or be disqualified from that day’s race
* Winner will roll over into the current round of Super Pro
* Points Tie Breakers will be decided by 1. races attended, 2. races wins. If there is a tie for 1st place the champion will be decided by a race run off. All other positions will be split. If the track allows it, each car in the runoff will get a time run
* Purse guaranteed with 32 car field
* Entry fee per race is track fee plus an additional $40 entry fee when you qualify for that race
*You must have a club sticker on your car to be eligible to run in each race and collect money won in that race and money won from the point's purse at the end of the year.
*You MUST have sponsor stickers displayed on the outside of your car to be eligible to collect any contingency money or services from that sponsor.
* A back half race will only be run if there are 4 or more non-qualified cars. Back half cars get half points for that day’s race.
* 2022 – 10 races - NO drops
* Rain Out - points stop at last completed round. If race is cancelled before it begins, we will make 1 attempt to reschedule, after that the race is cancelled. The make-up race could be scheduled at any of the club’s participating racetracks.
* All rules subject to change. All rule changes, clarifications and final rulings will be made by the board
* All other rules will follow IHRA/NHRA