Drag ‘N’ Drive Rules

Please read and fully understand all the rules before entering!

King of the Street’s first ever Drag ‘N’ Drive will be taking place on Labour day long weekend from Friday 10th March til Sunday 12th March 2023.

The track layout for Drag ‘N’ Drive 2023 will be Day One – Heathcote Park Raceway, Day Two – South Coast Raceway (Portland) and finishing Day Three – Heathcote Park Raceway Check in at Heathcote Park Raceway will start on Thursday 9th March at Midday. If you can’t make it on Thursday you can still check in from 9am on the Friday 10th March. There will be 24 hour security for those long distance travelers that will be leaving tow vehicles and trailers at HPR. Please note King of the Street and HPR take no responsibility for these vehicles.

Driver briefing will be at 9.30am Friday 10th March. All Drag ‘N’ Drivers must attend!

 

RULES

  • The event is open to all four wheel vehicles. Any year, make or model are allowed. No bikes.
  • All entrants must have a valid driver’s license and vehicles must be registered.
  • Competing vehicles MUST be roadworthy.
  • There will be no hooning tolerated. People caught doing anything to discredit the event will be disqualified and banned from future events.
  • NO REFUNDS OR ROLLOVERS.
  • No car trailers or support vehicles. Towing to HPR on day one is allowed. Once competition starts on Friday 10th March you are not allowed to touch trailers or support vehicles unless you’re out of the competition or the event is finished on the Sunday. This also includes when driving between tracks on the road. There is to be no support vehicle following to provide tools, fuel, repair parts, carrying anything for the competitor, etc.
  • All competing vehicles must be driven under their own power during the 3 days and may not be towed, trailered or pushed unless out of the event. Unless there is an issue of emergency where it needs to be removed from the road or in a dangerous situation please use some common sense. In these instances it can only be moved a short distance to a safe area, this rule is not to be exploited, i.e. not towing it to the next town or to gain advantage against other competitors.
  • We reserve the right to limit passes if weather or other factors come into play and we need to get other cars down the track.
  • It is the competitor’s responsibility to upload their timeslips to https://dragndrive.com.au before midnight on Day 1 & Day 2 and before the nominated cut of time on the final day. All winners will be required to hand in physical timeslips on the final day. Only one timeslip will be able to be uploaded for each day! If no internet is available your time and driver number must be SMSed to the Drag ‘N’ Drive phone number supplied to all participants before the cut off times or handed in to an official. (Do not send pictures of your timeslips as these may not come through).
    A live ladder board will be available at https://dragndrive.com.au to keep track of who’s winning.
  • Heathcote Park Raceway and South Coast Raceway (Portland) have different licensing requirements. At HPR if you have an IHRA licence and tech, or if your vehicle is slower than 10.00 on the quarter mile then you’re good race as long as your car passes basic inspection (visit https://hpr.family/ for more details). For those who already have an ANDRA licence and tech, you will need a reciprocal day licence for $25.
    You will require a day licence for $25 if your car is quicker than 10.00 and will need a cage, chute, harness, etc. Cars newer than 2003 can run 9.50 with no cage. Cars newer than 2013 can run 9.00 with no cage.
    South Coast Raceway (Portland) will be ANDRA sanctioned and running eighth-mile. All cars will need to comply with ANDRA speed and ET regulations. For cars faster than 7.00 (6.50 for cars 2008 and newer) will need current log books and tech inspections. They will also require a licence to match their ET and speed.
  • A Drag ‘N’ Drive contact phone number will be supplied to all participants. If an entrant wishes to withdraw from the competition they MUST SMS the phone number asap.
  • Each competition vehicle may tow a single-axle trailer no more than 190cm high. It is up to the entrant to make themselves aware of all road rules (including capacity limits) relating to safe loading and towing of trailers.
  • ONLY the vehicle that was entered on the purchased event entry ticket can be used! If you show up with a vehicle that wasn’t on the entry form, we reserve the right to refuse entry.
  • Entrants and crew must have a zero blood alcohol reading during competition. When using public roads Drivers must comply with all Victorian road rules.
  • Competitors can buy or borrow parts etc from each other and may help each other out as long as they have a Drag ‘N’ Drive wristband.
  • Crew and helpers MUST only travel with the entered vehicles for the entire trip. Crew/helps CAN NOT follow in support vehicles.
  • All competitor vehicles must run competition tyres (slicks or drag radials) on the track. No hard-compound street tyres are allowed – this is to preserve the track preparation. Vehicles found on non-competition rubber in the staging lanes will be disqualified immediately.
  • All vehicles that are All-Wheel-Drive (Nissan GT-R, Ford Territory, Trackhawks etc) must compete in the Outlaw class and use competition tyres on every wheel when racing.
  • The top of the vehicle’s windscreen must be clear for event stickers. If there are existing stickers in place we will apply our sticker over them. All competing vehicles must have a sticker on during the event (if sticker comes off for any reason you must come see us for a replacement).
  • Competitors may be scrutineered at each track before running. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure their vehicle will pass tech inspection at each track for their ET and speed capabilities.
  • Please check your event schedule for track running times. The track opening times may vary from track to track. Adjustments may be made to the schedule pending unforeseen circumstances, but we will try to keep you informed of any changes.
  • Competitors will be allowed to make as many passes as they like each day on a first-come, first-served basis in the nominated time slots or until the race director announces the staging lanes are closed.
  • To remain in the competition, competitors must complete each track within the specified times. To successfully complete a track, the competitors car must stage under its own power and take the green light. If the competitor takes the green but can’t complete the full pass they will be given 20 second ET and 50mph for the day.
  • If an entrant can’t make a pass due to rain or an unforeseen circumstance outside the control of the entrant or race director but managed to make it to the staging lanes before cut off time they will be also be given a 20 second ET and 50mph.
  • If the day is rained out before three-quarters of the competitors have made one pass, that day’s competition will be eliminated and will move on to the next track. If more than three-quarters of the competitors have made a pass, then the results will stand.
  • To remain in the competition if a racing day is rained out, the competitors will still need to drive the entire route including all mandatory stops. You must still drive to each track and take a photo at the front gate of the track with the car and sticker visible. If the final day is rained out, the results will be calculated from the previous days of racing. If a competitor misses a track day and is out of the competition, they may be able to make exhibition runs during the remaining days if time permits.

The winner is the car with the lowest combined ET during the event. The MPH averaged over the entire event will be used as a tiebreaker.

DYO winner is the driver with the lowest spread across the 3 tracks. Quickest and slowest times from the three tracks will be used to calculate your spread, this will determine your finishing result.

Because we are competing at both eighth-mile (South Coast Raceway-Portland) and quarter-mile tracks (HPR), we will be adjusting the eighth-mile times to suit. All eighth-mile times are multiplied by 1.555 to create a quarter-mile time. This will be applied to South Coast Raceway only.

How a spread is calculated

Racer runs a 11.520 at HPR, 11.420 at Portland and 11.552 at HPR. The drivers quickest time is 11.420 and slowest 11.552, which gives a spread of 0.132. The lowest spread wins.

CLASSES

Radial Outlaw – Any Power Adder
Radial tyre wider than 275, slicks of any size or AWD. All-wheel drive cars must run radials on all 4 wheels Any power adder

Radial Blown
Radial tyre size 245 to 275 Any power adder

Radial Aspirated
245 to 275 naturally aspirated only no forced induction

Radial 235 Blown
235 or narrower any power adder

Radial 235 Aspirated
235 or narrower naturally aspirated only no forced induction

Radial 6 Cylinder
Radial tyre 275 or narrower any power adder

DYO
Any tyre size any power adder – DYO winner is the driver with the lowest spread across the 3 tracks. Quickest and slowest times from the three tracks will be used to calculate your spread, this will determine your finishing result.

Because we are competing at both eighth-mile (South Coast Raceway-Portland) and quarter-mile tracks (HPR), we will be adjusting the eighth-mile times to suit. All eighth-mile times are multiplied by 1.555 to create a quarter-mile time. This will be applied to South Coast Raceway only.

How a spread is calculated

Racer runs a 11.520 at HPR, 11.420 at Portland and 11.552 at HPR. The drivers quickest time is 11.420 and slowest 11.552, which gives a spread of 0.132. The lowest spread wins.