2017 Pro Nostalgia Association Rules
Last Updated: March 13, 2017
- Before going Pro Nostalgia, vehicle must be capable of running 7.99 or quicker and be driven by an NHRA licensed driver.
- 1970 and older body style. All dragsters must be front engine. By a vote of the membership, 1978 and older nostalgia funny car bodies are allowed.
- No minimum vehicle weight.
- No cubic inch limit.
- Cars must run 7.99 or quicker in qualifying to run in eliminations. Exceptions to this rule would be if there were less than 2 qualifying passes due to weather or track related problems. Cars must dial 7.99 or quicker in eliminations.
- Dial-in must not be more than 2/10ths slower than qualifying time.
- Starting line RPM control devices prohibited. Throttle control must be manually operated by drivers foot. Electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, or any other device may in no way effect the throttle operation. Mechanical injection only. No electronic injection or carburetors.
- Electronic or air operated throttle stops, stutter boxes and delay boxes are prohibited. All devices must be removed from the car. All cars subject to inspection.
- Transmission brakes, shift lights and high RPM single step rev limiters allowed. No two-step limiters.
- Car may have air or electric shifter, but must be controlled by driver, not MSD or RPM device.
- Nitrous permitted on un-blown vehicles.
- .400 pro tree. Deep staging permitted.
- Valid NHRA competition license mandatory.
- NHRA E.T. and Advanced E.T. rules apply accordingly.
a) Lowest E.T. will qualify. b) Identical E.T.'s will be determined by MPH.
c) Those not making a qualifying pass will draw numbers if the field is not full.
- Eliminations will follow NHRA Pro style ladder.
- Lower E.T. from previous round will get lane choice.
- Good sportsman rule (per NHRA rulebook). Track officials have the last word.
- All cars MUST qualify with the Pro Nostalgia group during scheduled sessions. Additional test passes are left to the discretion of track management, but test passes will NOT count for qualifying.
- Two 8-car classes will be run. The quickest 8 cars will run in Pro Nostalgia A, the next 8 quickest qualifiers will run in Pro Nostalgia B.
- There will be NO byes in the first round of eliminations for the quick eight A field. The ladder will be fully filled with race-ready cars in the interest of providing the best show possible.
- The ladder for eliminations will be set at 10AM on Sunday. Broken entries have until that time to fix their cars or not be included when the ladders are contructed and finalized prior to round one.
- In the event of broken qualifiers, everyone will be moved up to create a full ladder before the start of eliminations. Cars from the B field will be moved up until there is a full eight car A field. Non qualified cars (outside the 16 car field) will be moved up into the B field as needed to create a full ladder. There will be no spot substitutions - everyone moves up and the ladder is then constructed.
- In the event that the B field has an odd number of entries, the B ladder will be constructed such that the quickest qualifier gets a bye in round one.
- Payout:A (Pro Nostalgia): Win - $1000, RU - $500, Semi - $250
B (Nostalgia Eliminator): Win - $300, RU - $200
Total payout: $2500
Purse will be pro-rated if less than 8 cars in a class.
- Points: Pro Nostalgia drivers will earn points toward a season championship. Each car that attends a race (ie fills out a tech card), will receive 30 points, and will then earn 20 points per round in eliminations. Car must stage under its own power to earn 20 points. In addition, the winner will receive an extra 20 points.
For example: a first round loss is worth 50 points , and a win with 3 rounds would be 110 points.
Qualifying positions earn points as follows:
1st - 8In the case of rain out, all drivers turning in a tech card will receive 30 points Qualifying points will be awarded if at least 2 full rounds of qualifying are completed.
2nd - 7
3rd - 6
4th - 5
5th & 6th - 4
7th & 8th - 3
9th through 12th - 2
13th through 16th - 1
Points for the shootout will be earned as follows:
At the Shootout, the invited drivers will receive free entry for car and driver and four crew. Payout for the Shootout is: Win - $500; RU - $300; Semi - $175.
#1 - 175 points #9 - 120 #2 - 165 #10 - 115 #3 - 155 #11 - 110 #4 - 145 #12 - 105 #5 - 140 #13 - 100 #6 - 135 #14 - 95 #7 - 130 #15 - 90 #8 - 125 #16 - 85
A current member is defined as a PARTICIPATING CAR that meets organization rules and criteria with dues paid for the current season.
Required "participation" is defined as having attended a race on the current PN season schedule with the car, signed in to race in the PN class and being in possession of at least a tech card for the event.
The race season begins at the first race of each year and lasts until the first race of the following year.
Pro Nostalgia membership must be paid in advance of the first qualifying pass at the first race the car participates in and is in effect until the end of the current season (the first race of the following year). Dues must be paid before any qualifying passes count for race day.
In the event of a rainout/cancelation or partial event at the first scheduled race of the season, those cars with dues paid and in possession of a tech card are considered participants and valid members for the new season.
Changes to rules or format will require a vote of the current membership; ONE VOTE per current participating vehicle.