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The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official. The Race Director shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion does not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

Release and Waiver of Liability

Waivers are almost always required to enter the property and are provided below for review below. These will give you time to review the document before attending an event.

Only the minor waiver (#3) can be brought pre-signed and notarized if the guardian or parent will not be available onsite. (all other waivers must be signed while witnessed by staff) Print in color on 8.5" x 11" paper with a "type 10 set" minimum. It will not be accepted otherwise, with no exceptions.


Adult Waiver - Onsite

- 18 years of age or older -
Signature must be witnessed by I29 Speedway authorized staff.


Minor Waiver - Onsite

- 17 years of age and younger -
Signature must be witnessed by I29 Speedway authorized staff.


Minor Waiver - Offsite

- 17 years of age and younger -Signature must notarized.


I29 Dragway is a member of WDRA sanctioning body. We recommend every racer familiarize themselves with their rulebook. Racers are required to abide by all applicable rules outlined in the rule book.


  • Keep all vehicles out of the mud or keep mud off pit road and racing surfaces if you wind up there. This may mean just digging in for the evening. There is plenty of space to the North, where it is typically drier.

  • No burnouts outside of the “water box”, “juice box”, and other officially designated areas. Failure to do so may result in ejection or a ban from the property at the discretion of the track manager.

Racing Surface

  • Tail light must be visible at the end of the track after dusk

  • Air conditioner off (due to condensate water)

  • Right lane yields to left when exiting

  • After vehicle is reverse, forward motion is required before burning out or staging to prevent accidental accelerated backward travel.

  • Know your vehicle. If it is acting abnormally, immediately pull to the side. Staff will immediately arrive to inspect your vehicle or fluid leakage and other hazards. Ignoring your vehicle (smoke, steam, loss of power, breakage sound, etc.) will likely result in significant racing delays during cleanup efforts. You may be fined, disqualified, or banned from racing at I29 Dragway.

  • Seatbelts are required to be worn by all racers and their passengers.


The following acts are NOT PERMITTED and may be grounds for disqualification from racing or removal from the grounds.

  • Use of Alcoholic Beverages by driver, owner, or crewman.

  • Failure to report to staging when called or entering closed staging lanes.

  • Loose or illegal ballast

  • Leaving the race car after approaching the starting line, leaving a car unattended at the starting line, water box, or staging area.

  • Running a vehicle on the track before the vehicle has been approved at tech inspection.

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, improper language, or conduct detrimental to racing.

  • Any condition considered to be unsafe or unfair by the track manager.


Staging Lanes & Pits

10 MPH – yield to pedestrians and staff vehicles that display red/blue lights
1: Bikes
2(L) & 3(R): Street Tires
4(L&R): Drag Radials & Slicks
5: Pass-Thru
1: Bikes
2(L) & 3(R): Street Tires
4(L) & 5(R): Drag Radials & Slicks



All racers and spectators entering the racing facility must sign a waiver at the gate upon entry.

General Regulations

Any unsafe vehicle will not be permitted to race. Any vehicle that exhibits unsafe handling characteristics at any time will be disqualified.

The following items are minimally required for a vehicle and driver to pass tech: good tires, a solid battery hold down, radiator overflow reservoir, functioning neutral-safety switch, applicable seat belts, and a valid state driver’s license or IHRA competition license for all participants.

The following regulations are a minimum summary and are not complete. See the WDRA rulebook for a full set of regulations.

AXLES: Aftermarket axles and axle retention devices are mandatory on entries running 6.99 and quicker.

BALLAST: Any material used to add to a car’s total weight must be permanently attached as a part of the car’s structure and may not extend behind the rear of the body or above the height of the rear tires. No liquid or loose ballast bags (i.e., water, sandbags, rock, etc.) are allowed.

BATTERIES: All wet-cell batteries must not be relocated into the driver or passenger compartments and must be securely mounted. 

CO-RIDERS: 18 years of age or older permitted during non-elimination runs 7.00 and slower. If a competitor wishes to have a Co-Rider, then both the competitor and co-rider must be 18 years or older. If an individual is wearing a helmet, everyone must wear a helmet. Co-riders are not permitted during competition events and may not occupy rear seats. Unoccupied car seats and booster seats must be fastened down during run. Competitors and co-riders are prohibited from wearing shorts, tank tops, or have bare torsos or legs while competing.

FIREWALL: Each car in competition must be equipped with a flameproof and fuel-proof firewall, including fiberglass or carbon fiber, extending from side to side of the body and from the top of the engine compartment upper seal (hood, cowl, or deck) to the bottom of the floor and/or belly pan. The firewall must be constructed to provide a bulkhead between the engine and the driver’s compartment.

FUEL SYSTEM: Gasoline, alcohol, and propane accepted. All fuel tank filler necks located inside the trunk must have filler necks vented to the outside of the body. All batteries, fuel lines, fuel pumps, or filler necks located inside the trunk must be isolated from the driver’s compartment. Gas lines must be located outside the driver’s compartment. Fuel tanks are not to be higher than the top of the rear tires. Fuel cell recommended.

HELMET AND GOGGLES: Drivers with vehicles 7.49 and quicker must wear a helmet meeting SNELL or SFI specifications and utilize the appropriate Snell SN, SA, M, or K-rated helmet as per individual class requirements. Helmets are mandatory on all vehicles that do not have an enclosed driver compartment (open tops, motorcycles, ATV's, snowmobiles, pit bikes, etc.), any occupant is wearing a helmet (ride-alongs), OR during a competition - no matter the ET. It is recommended to wear a helmet at all times for your safety.

All open-bodied entries must use a closed-face helmet. Modifications to helmet/visor/shield are prohibited. All helmets must have the appropriate certification sticker affixed inside the helmet. Helmets are required for any vehicle with a roll cage installed.

LIGHTS: A working tail light must be on and visible at the end of the racing surface during and after sunset.

MASTER CUTOFF: Mandatory for 6.49 or quicker. An ignition kill switch is required for motorcycles and snowmobiles 6.99 or quicker and must be attached to the rider with a lanyard. The lanyard ignition kill is required for all all-terrain vehicles during competition.

PARACHUTE: Required on all machines that exceed run of 125 mph.

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: See WDRA Class Requirements for the type of protective clothing required for a class, such as an SFI jacket, pants, gloves, boots, shoes, head sock, or arm restraints. All the above must be SFI tagged. In all classes that mandate a neck collar, a head and neck restraint system may be used with or without the neck collar. Drivers in all open-bodied front-engine cars with open-face helmets must wear a breather-style face mask and protective goggles. Drivers in all open-bodied cars must wear SFI spec 3.3 gloves and arm restraints. In any class where SFI pants are not required, short pants, tank tops, and nylon or flannel pants are prohibited. All clothing worn by competitors in all classes must be free of holes and excessive wear. This includes all protective clothing and shoes where SFI-specified equipment is not mandatory.

ROLL CAGE: A roll bar (or roll cage) is required on vehicles 2007 and older for full-bodied vehicles with an unaltered floor and firewall if running 7.40 ET or faster. A roll cage is required on vehicles quicker than 6.40 ET, exceeds 135 MPH, or if the vehicles floor or firewall have been altered. A 6-point roll bar is mandatory on all convertibles running 8.25 or quicker. All entries running 6.00 or quicker must have a current chassis certification. See SFI specifications and the WDRA rule book for detailed information.  

SEAT BELTS (DRIVER RESTRAINT SYSTEMS): Must be worn. All competition vehicles requiring a roll bar or cage, or as outlined by class requirements, must use an SFI 16.1 or 16.5 driver restraint system. All cars not required by class requirements to use an SFI driver restraint system must be equipped with an accepted quick-release-type driver seat belt. Belts must be securely fastened to the frame, inspection, or reinforced mounting point. Seat belts may not be wrapped around lower frame rails (or any frame rail or cross member), so the belt may be damaged if the frame rail or cross member encounters a racing surface. Under no circumstances can belts be installed with bolts through the webbing. In all cars with fiberglass floors, a cross member (minimum 2” x 2” x .083” wall thickness square tubing) must be installed between frame rails for proper driver’s seat belt installation. Arm restraints, when required, must be worn to ensure that the driver’s hands do not extend outside of the frame rails or protected area. Arm restraints must be installed in a way that they will release with the drivers’ restraint system.

WINDSHIELD/WINDOWS: Windows may be replaced with 1/8” minimum Lexan. Windshields and windows must be clear except for factory-tinted safety glass. Windows must be closed during competition and need not be operable.

Motorcycles, Mini-Bikes, ATVs, and Snowmobiles


At a minimum, the following shall be worn by any driver:

  • Full-face DOT or SNELL helmet

  • Jacket

  • Gloves

  • Pants

  • Boots or motorcycle riding shoes

See WDRA rulebook for specific ET requirements.

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