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Jeff Kempton
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Default 2020 ACSSA Series Rules

(Last Revised November 17, 2019)

(1.) Open to all Stock and Super Stock classes recognized by NHRA and IHRA. Fuel Injected Stock are classed in traditional Stock as per NHRA. Classes are as follows:


- Super Stock
- Super Stock/GT
- SS/GT Front-Wheel Drive Conversion
- GT/Truck
- Super Stock Production
- Super Stock Modified
- Modified Truck
- Modified Stock
- Modified Compact - Includes FWD classes
- MX


- Stock
- Stock Trucks
- Stock GT - Autos and Trucks (IHRA only)
- Pure Stock (IHRA only)
- Crate Motor Stock (IHRA only)

The ACSSA Stock/Super Stock Challenge series follows the NHRA rules for Stock and Super Stock with the following exceptions:

a) IHRA only classes may compete at ACSSA events using IHRA rules and Indexes. As of the end of the 2017 season IHRA no longer supports Stk/SS racing, so the viability and future of the IHRA classes will henceforth be determined at the end of each race season.

b) Whenever new entries are added to the series, the Directors will first inspect them for legality. Minor non-compliant items may be accepted at the discretion of the Directors provided they are deemed to not give a performance advantage to the entry. This acceptance will only apply to the current racing season; a list of items requiring correction will be given to the racer in writing (email or other). The listed items are to be addressed prior to competing in the ACSSA the next year or thereafter.

c) NHRA Horsepower Factors shall be used except for the Crate Motor classes, which use engines exclusive to the IHRA. Pure Stock will use NHRA horsepower factors except when an IHRA factor is listed on the IHRA website.

d) Fuel injected Stockers shall be classed in conventional Stock classes as per the NHRA rules rather than using the IHRA "FI" classes.

Anyone who wishes to participate in our series for the first time is strongly encouraged to let us know in advance rather than approaching us at the track on the day of the race. Providing advance notice will allow us to have the correct reference material on hand to be able to confirm that the car is legal for the class claimed. If a racer requests to join our field on race weekend, we will not accept them for that race unless they have a conventional combo that is 100% compliant and we happen to have all the necessary reference materials already there to check it.

(2.) Current class rules, minimum weights, HP factors and indexes in use must be on file with the Tech Committee prior to each race. It is the responsibility of the racer to ensure that the information for the class that he/she intends to run is known to the Tech Committee in advance.

(3.) Class designations must be displayed on vehicle. The class chosen cannot be changed after car has been through Tech. On doubleheader weekends the class chosen can be changed between races, but will require a re-weigh and must be done in a timely manner so that the change can be communicated to related ACSSA and track officials.

(4.) The Tech Committee has the right to inspect and weigh cars at any time (to be class legal). Scales will be onsite.

(5.) Courtesy staging must be followed.

(6.) No heads-up races by cars in the same class (except during National Open races).

(7.) Cars must dial on or under the national index for their class.

(8.) Tech inspection to be completed before runs commence. The host tracks will use their existing Tech personnel to conduct their normal ET related safety inspection on each entry. Inspectors assigned by the ACSSA will then do the class related Tech. Tech will be modeled after the procedures used at NHRA events. All efforts will be made to ensure a legal event.

(9.) In the case of a bye or a break single run, the vehicle must stage under its own power as per NHRA rules.

(10.) Race Entry fee (non-National Open races only) - Appropriate track entry fee, PLUS $60 for each Stk/SS race, to be paid before first time trial. If a racer cannot make first round, he or his representative must notify the organizers before the first round starts. One-half the Stk/SS entry will then be refunded ($30.00). If the racer or his representative does not notify the host that he/she is broken prior to the start of the first round there will be no refund. 100% of the Stk/SS entry funds collected will be paid out in winnings, with additional sponsorship monies also added to the payout purse.

(11.) Time Trials - We will have the same number of time trials as the other classes present that weekend, and we will run our entries as a group to get maximum exposure for our series. Whenever practical we will pair the cars in qualifying so that they are close in ET, in order to put on more of a show for the spectators.

(12.) Sportsman Ladders will be used (For example, in a 16 car field the #1 qualifier races #9, #2 races #10, etc.) Field size will conform to the number of cars on the qualifying sheet as provided by the tower at the conclusion of qualifying and will not be reduced in the event of an entry withdrawal due to breakage or other causes.

(13.) In order to be eligible to participate in any Stock/Super Stock Challenge Series race, the racer must be a current member of the ACSSA.

(14.) Rainout Policy –

a) If a race cannot be completed on the scheduled day, then providing the host track is in agreement the race will be concluded later that same weekend. If both days are rained out then the ACSSA Directors will examine all possible options and make a decision whether to reschedule or cancel the race.

b) In the event that a race cannot be concluded the same weekend, and cannot be rescheduled to another weekend, then the following shall apply. If a rainout is declared before the 1st Round is completed, then all racers will have their entry fee refunded. If at least one Qualifying Round was completed before the rainout then the #1 Qualifier money will be paid out. The Event Sponsor will be contacted and an agreement reached on how to reassign their sponsorship funds to their satisfaction. Any other sponsorship monies will be reassigned by the ACSSA Directors. Alternatively, if a rainout is declared after the completion of at least one round, then the total purse (entry and sponsor money) will be divided among the winners from the last completed round.

c) In the event that a race is cancelled due to weather or other difficulty prior to the start of the race weekend, the ACSSA Directors shall investigate the rescheduling options and the wishes of the event sponsor, as well as the impact on other scheduled local and regional races. Based on this information the ACSSA Directors will determine if rescheduling the race is practical and if so choose the most appropriate date and place.

d) See also wording under “(15.) Points” for the rain out policy as it relates to points.

(15.) Points -

ACSSA Stock/Super Stock Challenge Series Point System:

Attend race and go through Tech: 21 pts.
Each Round Win through Quarter-Finals: 20 pts.
Semi-Final Win: 22 pts.
Final Round Win: 23 pts.

Final Points will be tallied using a Best 6 of 8 Races format. Extra points have been assigned to wins and runner-ups, to give extra recognition for final round appearances, and to help break ties in the season championship points. In addition, if a racer attends all scheduled events that racer will be awarded 1 bonus point for each race.

Should one race be lost due to track issues or weather, the season points will adopt a Best 5 of 7 format. Should more than one race be lost then all remaining races will count towards the total.

(16.) These rules will be followed for all series races for the current year but are subject to review and amendment during the upcoming off-season.

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