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Off The Street Drags

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

ONLY $30 TO RACE

Off The Street Drags Schedule

April 6, 2024 – Off The Street Drags

April 20, 2024 – PPIR’s Spring Fling

May 18, 2024 – Off The Street Drags

May 25, 2024 – SLUSH Motorsports Festival

July 4-6, 2024 – ASCEND Music & Motorsports Festival

July 27, 2024 – Off The Street Drags

August 10, 2024 – Off The Street Drags

August 22-25, 2024 – Hot Rod Rock & Rumble (Pre-1976 Cars Only)

September 28, 2024 – Off The Street Drags

October 12 – PPIR’s Fall Bash

 

Off The Street Drags Pricing

Driver $30

Passenger/Spectator: $15

 

Off The Street Drags
General Information

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.

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.

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 Rachel Tucker at rachel@ppir.com.

Sharing Car Between Drivers: Sharing a car between multiple drivers is allowed. All drivers must purchase the driver wrist band.

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. Parachutes, wheelie bars, and other high-performance drag racing components are not allowed. 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. Vehicles that are faster than 7 seconds will be required to wear a helmet.

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. 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. Vehicles faster than 7 seconds will be required to wear a helmet as well as all passengers.

 

Off The Street Drags Race Format

Registration and Technical Inspection: Spectator and driver entry fees may be paid for online or at the gate with cash or credit card. Upon purchasing a driver entry, drivers will receive the following items:

Tech Card (self tech, see example here)

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.

Tech Cards: Please fill out your tech card completely and have it ready ti hand to PPIR Staff when pulling up to the Drag Strip Entry.

Grudge Match, Racing Friends, and Grid Lanes: PPIR Staff will choose what cars to pair up for each race from the front of the grid lanes. You may pull into any one of the car grid lanes, there will be one grid lane dedicated for motorcycles (motorcycles can only race against other motorcycles). If you would like to race a friend, please meet up with your friend in the paddock / parking lot areas then enter the Drag Strip Grid in the same lane nose-to-tail. Make sure to tell the PPIR Staff at the front of the grid you wish to race your friend by pointing to your friends car once either of you reach the front of the line.

Shut Down, Speed Limits, and Safety: Once you pass the finish line, you must slow down quickly by applying the brake.PPIR Staff will be looking for brake lights immediately after crossing the finish line of the Drag Strip. Failing to slow down may result in ejection from the event. If any cars fails to slow down, the car will require a mandatory inspection by PPIR Event Management before making another run. All speed limits must be obeyed at all times, failure to do so may result in ejection from the event. The speed limit to return around the oval is 25mph.

Entering/Exiting the Drag Strip: The location for entering and exiting the Drag Strip will be determined per event. Please view the maps below for an example of where to enter and exit the Drag Strip. PPIR Staff will guide you on which pattern will be used for the event day. 

Pattern #1

Pattern #2

 

Off The Street Drags Vehicle Preparation

Technical inspection is a Self-Tech. You must fill out your tech card entirely and hand it into PPIR staff near the Drag Strip Grid entry point. You will be 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.

Please view the tech sheet example HERE.

 

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.