Racing and Car Show Events
If you are planning on staying overnight at PPIR during the event you must register and pay for camping (only $10 for the weekend). Staying overnight at PPIR on Friday or Saturday night is not included in your racing registration.
Registration for all racing activities closes at 12pm Noon on Saturday 9/30/17. Any driver that arrives later than Noon on Saturday 9/30 will not be allowed to race.
Drag Strip and Oval Cruising
All drag racers and car show participants are welcome to race or cruise down the drag strip on Friday September 29th and Saturday September 30th. The drag strip will be open for use on Friday from 12pm-6pm and on Saturday from 8am – 6pm. The drag strip is located in pit-lane and is 1/8th of a mile long. After a driver makes a run down the drag strip the driver must safely slow the car down to a speed of 25 mph in order to make their way around the 1-mile oval to return to staging or the paddock. Slowing down must begin immediately after passing the finish line. Breaking the speed limit of 25 mph around the 1-mile oval will not be tolerated and offenders may be removed from the event by PPIR officials.
The drag strip will have multiple staging lanes setup before the burnout box and start line. Drivers will access the staging lanes by driving through the Turn 1 gate from the paddock (see Drag Strip Entry / Exit Gate on the map). All drivers will be checked by a PPIR official for the proper wrist band which allows for drag strip driving activity. The use of the drag strip will be first come, first serve. If two drivers wish to race against each other they may line up in one of the staging lanes nose to tail and simply notify one of the PPIR drag strip officials of their plan to go head to head. The PPIR official will make sure to send them to the starting line side by side together for their race when it is their turn to run.
Car show participants of Hot Rod Rock and Rumble are welcome to race down the strip or cruise the 1-mile oval. To take a turn at cruising the drag strip and oval as a car show participant, simply pull into one of the staging lanes for the drag strip and wait for your turn to be brought up to the starting line. Passengers are allowed in vehicles making cruise passes and lower speed drag runs. The allowance of passengers in any vehicle at Hot Rod Rock and Rumble is solely at the discretion of PPIR. When racing or cruising the drag strip and oval all persons in the vehicle must be wearing a seatbelt. There is no stopping allowed on the drag strip or the oval. Once you are given the signal to start your turn down the drag strip and cruise the oval you must continue around the entire 1-mile oval to get back to the staging lanes or exit through the gate back into the paddock.
DRAG CAR SAFETY INFORMATION
- If your vintage drag car runs the 1/8th mile strip in 9 seconds or slower your vehicle must be equipped with factory OEM seat belts or better, a properly bolted in seat, and the vehicle must be in safe race worthy driving condition. Passengers are allowed.
- If your vehicle runs the 1/8th mile strip between 8 and 9 seconds you must be equipped with factory OEM seat belts or better, a properly bolted in seat, and the vehicle must be in safe race worthy driving condition. The driver must have a SNELL SA2000+ rated helmet. Passengers are not allowed.
- If your vehicle runs the 1/8th mile strip in less than 8 seconds your vehicle must be equipped with a properly constructed roll-cage, racing safety harness in good functional condition, SFI rated fire suit, neck restraint system, and a SNELL SA2000+ rated helmet. The vehicle must be in safe race worthy driving condition. Passengers are not allowed.