Rules & Regulations
No Alcohol - No Drugs:
Any participant and or crew member caught with drugs or alcohol while on the premises
is in violation of rules and regulation of Friendship Park and Steel Valley Dragway. Violators will be banned from
the Park and Steel Valley Dragway, and the authorities will be notified.
You must stop as soon as possible. DO NOT DRIVE TO THE END OF THE TRACK. Once
eliminations have started, you cannot change vehicles, not even if you break. You are done for the day.
Will be given if you have made only one time trial, minus spectator fee if you stay. Break Pass must
be used in same “class” when break occurred. No Break Pass for Test-N-Tune, Street Wars, or Powder Puff.
Excessive Braking on a run is prohibited. If you smoke your tires once, you will be warned, a second time and you will automatically be disqualified.
Will be done behind the starting line, with the exception of Dragsters, Altereds, Supercharged Cars,
Drag Bikes, or unless directed by track officials. .
NHRA Rules Apply. Drivers-NO shorts permitted. Shirt and shoes must be worn. Cars 0-6 seconds must
have proper equipment: see Safety Regulations - NHRA. Cars 0-6.99 must wear approved helmet, fire jacket & shirt.
Cars 7.0-9.99 must wear helmet. Motorcycles must have helmet, gloves, leather jacket and pants.
If you roll through the 2nd beam (stage beam), you are disqualified. Keep on going. No exceptions.
Once eliminations start, you cannot change drivers.
Electronic boxes are Not permitted:
If box can’t be removed, then box must be taped over, zeroed, and
Inspected by track officials. Failure or refuse to do so, Is just cause for disqualification.
Lane choices for time trials are as follows: lanes 2&4 left lane - lanes 3&5 right lane
During eliminations, the ping-pong balls will determine First round bye. Thereafter, Bye will be announced from
previous round reaction time with the best reaction time getting the bye for the next round. Again Lane 2&4 are Left
lane and 3&5 are for the right lane. If all cars decide to Line up in the same lane then the first car and third car and
so on will have lane choice. Finals, best reaction time has Lane choice.
Any participant and or crew member caught fighting verbal or physically, and or using
profanity, with any other participant, crew member, spectator, and or Track Official will be subject to
immediate removal from track and disqualified from the race. Also if any participant or crew member who
creates an unsafe condition and or violates rules or regulations of Steel Valley Dragway is subject to
immediate removal from track and suspension of privileges upon the discussion of Track Officials.
Passengers Are Not permitted in any race vehicles while on the track on race days.
All payouts will be done by track officials at the tower after the race. Thank You.
Rain Out Policy:
NO rain checks to spectators or crewmembers. No rain checks to losers if one round or more of
eliminations has been completed....In the event of a rain out, Steel Valley Dragway will hold your tech sheets to
those remaining winners and will be used for the following race day.
Will be decided upon a case by case issue. Track management will decide by NHRA rules.
is 15mph on return road and all other roads in Steel Valley Dragway. Please be careful as we
encourage spectators to bring children. Friendship Park speed limit is posted 20 mph. The Sheriff may be watching.
Once paring has been made during eliminations, you must “fire” within 60 seconds to move into
your lane. Failure to do so, results in disqualification. Automatically, your opponent wins. Opponent must complete
the run to be declared the winner.
After both cars are pre-staged, once one-car stages, the second car has 10 seconds to stage.
Neither car should stage until both cars are pre-staged, unless ordered to stage by track starter.
Driver has 3 min. after each call to get to staging. If you are not rolling, or in route after 3rd call, or
miss your call, you’re out, resulting in disqualification. No refunds.
All vehicles must be teched before they can make a pass. Tech sheets must be filled out properly
and must be legible. Driver must be with car for tech. NHRA rules will be enforced. Tech starts upon arrival.
must be disconnected or fixed wide open.
Three time trials, weather permitting. If you arrive late or have a break, it is also not guaranteed.
There are no time trials during eliminations. If you break during eliminations, no replacement vehicle is permitted.
is a working entity of the racetrack. Please do not come to the tower for questions and problems.
Please contact the Staging Lane Director. Only track officials and employees are permitted in tower, unless
otherwise directed by track officials. This includes the concession stand.
Warm Up Pass:
All entries are permitted warm up passes at the far end of the track. Warm up passes are not
permitted on the main track, unless stated otherwise.
Message will be on machine by 10am on race day, stating if we are racing or not.
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