Junior Drag Racing League Series Rules
Overview only. Refer to JDRL Rulebook for all questions reguarding specific rules
1. ET restricted to 12.90 seconds or slower.
2. Any racer running quicker than a 12.70 ET at any time during an event will receive one warning. If the same racer runs quicker than a 12.70 ET again at the same event, he/she will be disqualified for the remainder of the event. Any racer running quicker than a 12.50 ETat any time during an event will be immediately disqualified from the remainder of the event.
1. ET restricted to 8.90 seconds or slower.
2. Any racer running quicker than a 8.70 ET at any time during an event will receive one warning. If the same racer runs quicker than a 8.70 ET again at the same event, he/she will be disqualified for the remainder of the event. Any racer running quicker than a 8.50 ETat any time during an event will be immediately disqualified from the remainder of the event.
1. ET restricted to 7.90 seconds or slower.
2. Any racer running quicker than a 7.70 ET or faster than 85 mph at any time during an event, will be immediately disqualified from the remainder of the event.
New for 2009
1. Ballast: Discovery of loose or disguised ballast will result in disqualification from the event, regardless of whether infraction occurs during qualifying or eliminations. Additional penalties may be imposed in the sole and absolute discretion of NHRA.
2. Roll Cage: Effective July 1, 2009, for all cars: Helmet bars (3/4-inch OD x .058-inch chromoly tubing or 3/4-inch x .083-inch mild steel, or 1/2-inch x .090-inch flat strap) are required between the secondary upper roll-cage hoop and the upper roll-cage rear braces on each side of the car. If the center-to-center distance between the upper roll-cage rear braces exceeds six inches, then an additional helmet bar is required between the back braces. The helmet bars are to be installed at a height above the shoulder hoop that will keep the driver’s helmet inside of the upper roll cage.
A steering crossmember (1/2-inch x .058 chromoly tubing or .083-inch mild steel) or plate or net must be installed across the upper framerails so as to retain the driver’s feet/legs in case of upset/incident. The steering crossmember, plate, or net must be located within six inches (forward or behind) of the driver’s knees. If a crossmember is used, it must be either welded or aircraft clamped (no hose clamps). If a plate is used, it must be either welded or bolted in place unless it is located and fastened below the upper framerails.
3. Wind Deflector: Wind screen of deflector must be a minimum of 4 inches tall.
4. Helmet: A full-face 2000, 2005 or SFI 24.1, 24.1/2005, 31.1, 31.2, 31.2A, 31.1/2005, 41.1, 41.2, 41.2A, or 41.1/2005 helmet and shield mandatory (goggles prohibited).
5. Neck Collar / Head and Neck Restraint Device / System: A head and neck restraint/device is permitted. The device/system must meet SFI Spec 38.1 and must display a valid SFI label. The head and neck restraint device/system, when connected, must conform to the manufacturer’s mounting instructions, and it must be configured, maintained, and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
A head and neck restraint device/system may be used with or without a neck collar. If the device/system is used without a neck collar, a head sock or skirted helmet is mandatory.
General Junior Dragster Rules
1. At all times when the Jr. Dragster vehicle is being towed, the driver must be seated in the cockpit.
2. A fluorescent or brightly colored flag, is to be attached to the Jr. Dragster anytime the vehicle is being towed. Minimum height above the ground, when attached, is 5 feet.
3. Jr. Dragsters may not be pushed by a motorized vehicle.
4. No recreational of fun riding in an Jr. Dragster will be allowed.
5. Jr. Dragster re-runs will only be done if the following situations occur: 1- Racer receives pro light; 2- Timer is set for 1/4 mile; 3- Timing computer malfunctions; 4- Time slip or tower log is erroneous.
6. Staging: Contestants are allowed ONE opportunity to pull back and re-stage in the event of an involuntary over stage. Contestant must raise both handsfor pullback and full re-stage. During eliminations, only the starter may pull back.
7. Deep staging: Allowed.
8. Tree: All races are run on a .5 tree.
9. Exiting: Left lane exits first, the right lane stays behind the left lane then exits. In the event the Jr. Dragster cannot make the first exit, the car should line up in the right lane and take the next exit.
10. Conduct: In the event of unsportsman like behavior and/or conduct by parent, driver or crewmembers, the driver will be disqualified from the current event and suspended from the next eligible race.