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Off The Street Drags

1/8th Mile Grudge Runs | Street Legal Cars and Bikes Only

Make it a weekend of fun! Time Attack style events offered on both Saturday and Sunday with camping available on Saturday night! Power camping available for a nominal fee.

Gate Opens at 3pm | Track Hot 4pm – 9pm
ONLY $25 TO RACE

Off The Street Drags Schedule

February 1st
February 23rd
March 21st
April 4th
May 9th
May 30th
June 27th
July 18th
August 8th
September 19th
October 17th

Off The Street Drags Pricing

Driver: $25
Spectator/Passenger: $10

Online registration link coming soon!

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Off The Street Drags
General Information

  1. Kids: Kids twelve (12) years old and younger are FREE to spectate. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and have a minor’s release executed. Annual waivers are available during business hours. To setup an appointment please call 719.382.7223.
  2. Viewing Platforms / Areas: Areas that are not closed off (roped, fenced, etc.) are open to spectators to use for viewing the event. For your safety, please do not sit on the pit road wall.
  3. Photographers and Media: All photographers and media personnel must be granted specific approval by PPIR Management to shoot or film from, or walk to areas at the events outside of spectator areas. For any special approval please email the PPIR Assistant Track Manager Chelsy Offutt at Chelsy@ppir.com.
  4. Sharing Car Between Drivers: Sharing a car between multiple drivers is allowed. All drivers must purchase the driver wrist band.
  5. Concessions: Food & Beverage concessions will be available on site during each event. Please support our vendors and remember to drink plenty of water!

 

Off The Street Drags Eligibility

Vehicles NOT eligible to participate include, but are not limited to; non-street legal vehicles, go-karts, side-by-side off road vehicles, quads, and other non-street legal vehicles. Street legal motorcycles are ok. Only street legal vehicles with DOT tires that drove to the racetrack will be allowed to race. Parachutes, wheelie bars, and other high-performance drag racing components are not allowed. Other vehicles that may not be allowed on track are older cars with inadequate brake systems and/or safety features.  Drum brakes in the front of a vehicle are not permitted. Disc brakes in front and drum brakes in rear is OK. If you are uncertain whether your vehicle will qualify to participate, please consult the PPIR Track Manager.  PPIR may disallow any vehicle from racing for any reason.

Drivers must be at least 16 years of age with a valid government issued driver’s license. All minors must have a parent or guardian present to execute a minor release of liability. An annual waiver is available at PPIR and appointments can be made during business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm) by emailing Sheila@ppir.com. Drivers must be wearing a seatbelt. Helmets are not mandatory in street cars at Off The Street Drags unless deemed necessary by PPIR. PPIR may require any driver to wear a helmet for any reason.

Motorcycle riders must be at least 18 years old. Motorcycle racers must have a leather or other appropriate material motorcycle riding jacket, long pants such as jeans or stronger material (sweat pants and other lightweight fabrics are not allowed), protective riding gloves, boots that go above the ankle, and a DOT or better full-face helmet free of damage (no open face helmets allowed). PPIR may disallow any motorcycle or rider from racing for any reason.

Passengers are allowed and must have the spectator or driver wrist band to ride along. Only one passenger may ride in a car at anytime. Passengers may only ride in the front seat. Passengers must keep their limbs inside the vehicle at all times. PPIR may disallow any passenger for riding in any vehicle for any reason. Passengers are allowed who are 12 years of age or older. Any minor must have a minor’s release with PPIR executed. Passengers must be wearing a seat belt. No passengers allowed on motorcycles.

 

Off The Street Drags Race Format

Registration and Technical Inspection: The front gate / sales will open at 3:00pm on event days. Spectator and driver entry fees may only be paid for at the gate with cash or credit card. There is no pre-registration for Off The Street Drags. The gate leading to the infield of the raceway will open at 3:00pm on event days. Upon purchasing a driver entry, drivers will receive the following items:

  1. Tech Card (self tech, see Vehicle Preparation)
  2. Driver Wrist Band (must be worn by the driver when racing)

Once a driver or spectator has purchased their entry to the event and the infield gates are opened, parking is available for racers and spectators on the west side of the paddock at PPIR (nearest to the drag strip/ pit lane). Cars may not park on the concrete pad that borders the drag strip wall, please park on asphalt only. Drivers shall fill out the Tech Card in its entirety and sign. Have the Tech Card ready in your car to give to a PPIR official upon approaching the starting line for the first run of the day.

Racing Format: The drag strip runs South to North (northbound). A multiple lane grid of cones will be setup prior to the burnout area and starting line. Drivers will pull into line and wait for their turn to run down the strip, races are first come, first serve. Look for the PPIR staff controlling the grid for direction on the line to park in. You may grudge race a friend or another racer by pulling in line together nose-to-tail and simply inform the PPIR staff member assisting in lining up cars at the starting area that you are looking to race the other car with you.

Once your turn to race has come up you will be directed by PPIR staff to pull up from the grid lanes into the burnout area. Burnouts are not required. No VHT or other similar liquids or materials may be used on the tires or the asphalt at any time. There is no water at the burnout area (just like the street). After completing the burnout, the driver will pull up to the staging/start line. Pull up enough to illuminate the pre-stage lights and then inch up slowly a bit more to illuminate the stage lights (both sets of yellow lights at the top of the Christmas Tree). Once both sets of lights are activated, within seconds the large yellow lights will drop from top to bottom and then the green light will turn on. Green means GO! Don’t be too quick to launch however because if your tire rolls away from the stage light beam before the green light turns on you will have lost the race, this is called red lighting. If you jump the start a red light will turn on signifying which lane is disqualified and has lost the race. After crossing the finish line that is marked with large cones drivers must slow down safely and the return speed on the track surface is 25mph, the speed limit in the paddock is 10mph. After a run drivers may park in the paddock or proceed back to the grid for another run.

 

Off The Street Drags Vehicle Preparation

Technical inspection is a Self-Tech. You must fill out your tech card entirely (see GREEN highlighted areas of example tech card below) and hand it into PPIR staff near the Drag Strip Grid entry point. You will be given your vehicle sticker and allowed to enter the Drag Strip once PPIR Staff has collected your Tech Card. MAKE SURE YOUR VEHICLE IS INSPECTED AND READY TO GO PRIOR TO ARRIVING TO PPIR. 

  • YOU FILL OUT THE GREEN SECTIONS
  • PPIR STAFF FILLS OUT THE ORANGE SECTIONS

 

All vehicles must be presented ready to race. All vehicles must pass the self technical inspection prior to entering the racing surface.  It is the responsibility of each individual to make certain that his or her vehicle is track worthy.  PPIR reserves the right at ANY TIME during the event to not allow any vehicle on track which it deems to be unsafe or unsuited for track driving. The following items should be thoroughly inspected/set before arriving to the raceway:

  • Tires (good tread depth, sidewalls clear of damage, valve stems, etc.) must be no more than 5 years old
  • Tire pressures are properly set (refer to vehicle manufacturer settings)
  • All lug nuts are present and torque is set (refer manufacturer specifications)
  • Hubcaps and trimmings (if not secured by lug nuts) are removed from vehicle
  • No play in wheel bearings
  • Minimal play in steering linkage
  • Brake system in good condition (pads, rotors, lines, etc.)
  • Fluid levels are set (Engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering, coolant, brake fluid, etc.)
  • No fluid leaks from the vehicle of any kind
  • Vehicle is free of loose items (including the trunk)
  • Battery is properly secured
  • No exposed electrical wires
  • Hoses and lines are securely fastened and routed properly and safely
  • Fully functional seat belts in good condition (factory stock or better required)
  • Vehicle interior / exterior must be free and clear of sharp exposed edges
  • No part of the vehicle can be dragging on the ground.

Upon purchasing your driver entry fee at the gate, you will receive a Tech Card to fill out. The Tech Card must be turned in to PPIR Staff at the starting grid area of the drag strip prior to making the first pass of the day. The PPIR Staff will put a Tech Sticker on the windshield of the car after receiving the tech card filled out.