MIRAMICHI DRAGWAY PARK GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
- All participants and spectators enter at own
- All forms and
waivers must be signed before competing at any
M.D.P. event. This includes test sessions.
All vehicles must first complete and pass technical
inspection before being allowed to make a trial run,
or participate in any event conducted at M.D.P. This
includes test sessions. Any driver found to be in
violation of the above rule will be immediately
disqualified, forfeit all entry fees and will
forfeit all points for that event.
Each driver of a vehicle entered in any events must
have a valid drivers license or an IHRA or NHRA
competition license. All licensed drivers must be at
least 16 years of age.
Each member of a participating crew must be fully
attired when present in the staging, starting and
competition areas of the race track. Shoes are
mandatory. Shorts, bare legs, tank tops, or bare
torsos are prohibited when driving in any class.
No more than one person is permitted in any car
during any run.
Participants at M.D.P. events are expected at all
times to conduct themselves in a professional and
non-disruptive manner. Any participant who, in the
sole and absolute judgement of M.D.P.:
- Verbally or physically
threatens another participant or another person
Engages in unsportsmanlike conduct or conduct
detrimental to the sport of racing
Otherwise creates a condition or circumstance which
is unsafe, unfair, or out of order shall have
violated the rules of M.D.P. and is subject to
- There shall be a ZERO TOLERANCE
policy with regard to alcohol or drugs. Any
driver, pit crew member or track official found
to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
during competition, regardless of amount, shall
be deemed under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, and shall be immediately barred from any
further involvement or participation in the
events. No drugs or alcohol will be allowed in
the pit area during competitions.
No Excessive Speed on the return lane or in the
pit area. Max speed in return lane or in the pit
area is 5MPH. Anyone that is driving in an
unsafe or dangerous manner will be issued One
Warning. On the second offence you will be
Immediately Barred from any further racing for
this event, and will Forfeit all entry fees and
points for that event. This rule will be
- Thank you for your co-operation.
Please protect our children
No work may be done under any car in the pit
area while the car is supported by only one
jack. Additional safety devices such as jack
stands are mandatory to provide additional
protection in the event of jack failure. Failure
to observe this rule is grounds for immediate
All pre-race burnouts are restricted to
designated areas, using water only. If a
contestant’s car should break on a burnout and
cannot back up or be pushed back, it is not
permitted to turn on the track and drive back to
starting line. Crossing the centre line during a
burnout is not grounds for disqualification.
Fire burnouts are strictly prohibited. No person
is permitted to hold or touch cars during
- Once a car reaches the
front of the staging lanes for a run, it must be
prepared to fire and race. In order to be a
legitimate race winner, a contestant’s car must
self start and self stage. This rule also
applies to single runs. Push starting a vehicle
or push staging any vehicle is prohibited. Any
driver leaving the starting line before the
start system is activated, including drivers on
a single run, will have their time disqualified
for the run.
- One of the rarities at a drag racing event
is the situation in which two cars are
disqualified during the same elimination race.
In most cases, both offending contestants are
disqualified. Those situations include;
Both drivers crossing the boundary lines·
Both drivers deep staging
- Both drivers leaving the starting line
before the start system is activated.Should
a driver receive a red light foul start, and
the opposing driver cross the boundary line,
the latter infraction would prevail and the
driver committing the foul start would be
reinstated. In cases where both opponents
cross the centre line or outside line, both
drivers will be disqualified. Contact with
the guardrail, barriers, or any other track
fixture is grounds for disqualification.
Intentional crossing of boundary lines to
leave track or avoid depositing debris on
track is not grounds for disqualification.
- Lane choice is
determined by low ET.
- All dogs
must be accompanied by owner(s) at all times and
must not be left unattended.
- No dogs permitted beyond the staging lanes
or tower area during track operations.
All dogs must be on a leash at the track at all
times. Dogs left unattended must be confined in
a dog kennel, camper or vehicle for their safety
and the safety of fellow racers and spectators.
Quiet time is 11PM. Please respect your fellow
racers and families.
Operational front and rear brakes are required
on all bikes, and must be in good condition.
Chain guards and clutch covers are required on
that run 10.99 or quicker and all snowmobiles
must have a lanyard or tether switch attached to
mounted fuel shutoffs are required on all bikes
that run 9.99 or quicker.
Snap back throttles are required on all
- No bicycle parts permitted on any machine.
Front suspension tie downs are Strictly
Prohibited. Front suspension must have a minimum
of 1 ½ inches of travel.
Rear fenders of all bikes must cover the full
width of tire used, extend behind the rear axle
and below the rider seating position. Road race
type seats with hump back extending over the
axel will be accepted.
All machines must have stable and secure seal,
foot pegs, and handle grips.
All bikes and snowmobile riders must wear a
Snell 80 or newer approved helmet. Any rider
going 9.99 or quicker must wear a Snell 85 or
newer approved helmet.
- All riders must wear acceptable gloves,
boots or shoes above the ankles. Full leathers
or Kevlar suits are mandatory on all entries.
SFI 40.1 is recommended.
Snowmobile tracks must be of flat type
configuration. Paddles or studs are Strictly
Prohibited. Tack must be in good condition.
External slide rail lubrication system on
snowmobiles is prohibited. Minimum of 1 inch
travel on rear suspension. Minimum 4 boogie
wheels per side. All hyfax slides must be
REFUNDS AND RAINCHECKS
- All cars in competition with
any type of water overflow capable of spilling water
must have a catch can to accumulate the excess
liquids and not leak onto the track. Minimum catch
can capacity 1 pint. Catch can must be securely
fastened; bolted, clamped.
Brakes on each car, regardless of class, are tested
for pedal feel. Brakes must be in good working
- Each car's
steering must be secure and free of defects.
Steering will be tested for looseness.
Any vehicle having excess fluid leakage as so deemed
by the Tech Inspectors or Track Officials will not
be permitted on the racing surface.
Tires will be visually checked for condition,
pressure, etc., and must be considered free of
defects by the Technical Inspector prior to any run.
All street tires must have a minimum of 1/6 inch
thread depth. Temporary spares, space saver spares,
farm implement, trailer tires or recaps are Strictly
- Snap on
hubcaps are Prohibited in all classes. Hub caps must
be removed before tech inspection to allow for a
technical inspector of lug nuts, wheels, worn or
oversize lug holes etc. All lug nuts and studs must
be visible to Tech Inspectors.
All seats must be securely fastened.
All batteries must be securely mounted and may not
be relocated into the drivers or passenger
compartment. The use of rubber tie downs or j-hooks
are prohibited. All relocated batteries must have a
master shut off switch located outside of the
vehicle and clearly marked "on/off." Trunk mounted
batteries must be separated from drivers compartment
by a firewall or be contained in a steel or an IHRA
approved poly box and be securely mounted with
minimum 3/8 diameter fasteners.
Functional safety neutral switch and spring loaded
reverse lock out required on all vehicles equipment
with manual transmissions are Mandatory.
Traction bars and/or mounting brackets must not be
lower than lowest edge of wheel rim.
Drive shaft loops are required on all vehicles 13.99
quicker using slicks, 12.99 or quicker on street
tires. Loops must be minimum ¼ inch steel by 2
inches wide. Must completely circle drive shaft
within 6 inches of front u-joint. 2 driveshaft loops
mandatory on all entries running 9.99 or quicker.
Transmission shield meeting SFI 4.1 spec required on
all cars 10.99 or quicker or exceeding 135.MPH. For
clutch, flywheel and flex plate and width of drivers
compartment, to the rear of drivers seat.
Floors are required to isolate driver’s compartment
from track and tires. All cars without original
floor must have floors constructed of .024 steel or
.032 aluminum or driver’s compartment, to the rear
of driver’s seat.
Parachutes mandatory on all cars running 150 MPH or
- Harmonic balancer meeting SFI spec 18.1
required on all cars running 9.99 or quicker.
Maximum height of crankshaft centerline is 36 inches
on OEM trucks, all others 24 inches.
Roll bars mandatory in all cars 9.00 to 11.49 and in
all convertibles 13.49 or quicker. Properly
constructed and secured roll cage mandatory in all
cars running 9.00 or quicker. Roll bars and cages
must be padded anywhere the drivers helmets may
contact it while in driving position. Adequate
padding must have minimum of 1/4 inch compressions
or SFI spec 45.1 recommended. Refer to IHRA rulebook
for further info.
Window net 27.1 mandatory on any car with roll cage.
- Driver in all classes must wear a seat belt.
Seat belts meeting SFI spec 16.1 5 point harnesses
required on all cars running 11.49 or quicker and in
all convertibles running 13.49 or quicker. All belts
must be securely fastened to frame, cross member or
Fire systems are required on all closed body cars
running 8.49 or quicker, one nozzle on driver and
one on the engine. Fire systems are recommended on
all closed body cars running 8.49 or slower.
It is recommended that each contestant and or his
crew have a loaded, serviceable fire extinguisher or
fire blanket in their possession, carried in the
push car, race car or otherwise available for
immediate use. Dry chemical or C)-2 type fire
extinguishers, 1 ½ pound minimum size are
required between drivers compartment and engine
compartment. Firewalls must be completely sealed.
Non OEM firewall must be constructed of .032
aluminum .024 steel or approved fiberglass, carbon
fibre or composite material.
Aftermarket axles and axle retainers mandatory on
all entries 10.90 or quicker, or all cars equipped
with spools. Welded spider gears prohibited. High
strength wheel studs are mandatory on all Super-Pro
entries & highly recommended on all entries with
- All sportsman
drivers must wear a helmet in acceptable condition.
All entries 13.99 to 10.00 must wear a Snell 85 or
newer approved helmet. All entries 9.99 or quicker
must wear a Snell 90 or newer approved helmet.
Dual throttle springs are mandatory on all entries.
Neck collar spec 3.3 mandatory in all cars 9.99 or
restraints are mandatory in all open bodies’ cars.
Fire jackets meeting SFI spec 3.2 A-1 required on
all entries running 11.49 or quicker. All cars
running 9.99 or quicker must have 3.2 A/5 jackets.
All cars running 8.49 or quicker must also have 3.2
A/5 fire pants. Open body cars must have glove,
boots or shoes meeting SFI 3.3/5 spec.
All fuel tank filler necks located inside trunk must
have filler neck vented to outside of body. Vented
caps prohibited. All fuel lines, pumps, filler necks
or tank located inside of trunk from driver
compartment. Fuel lines must be located outside of
driver’s compartment. Non metallic fuel cells or
tank must be grounded. Rubber hose may be used in no
more than 12 inch length.
- All vehicles competing at Miramichi Dragway
events must display the driver’s competition number.
Numbers must be a minimum 6 inches high and 1 ½
inches wide. Class designation letters must be a
minimum 3 inches high and 1 inch wide. Drivers
competition numbers and class designation must be
displayed in a legible manner in a contrasting
colour to the vehicles background legible manner in
a contrasting colour to the vehicles background
colour, or light colour on windows, in a prominent
position and be clearly visible to the tower
cars will be prohibited to use delay box in their
cars. Box must be removed from vehicle.
Pro cars will be prohibited to use delay box in
their cars.Box must removed from vechile.
Any system that does not fit the above description
is prohibited and must be corrected before the
vehicle will be passed through pre-event technical
inspection. All decisions made by the technical
inspector are FINAL.
It is the Sole responsibilities of the driver and or
owner of the vehicles to ensure that the vehicle
conforms to all safety standards that are require.
34. For further information please refer to the 2000
IHRA rule book.
THERE IS NO REFUNDS AND RAINCHECKS.
events held at Miramichi Dragway provide their own
refund and rain check policy as per their event
arrangements/tickets. For information on refunds
and rain checks on special events, please contact
their respective websites.
track rules/information please email us through our
Contact Us section of this website. We
will do our best to provide a prompt reply.