May schedule for Top End Dragways:
5/5: Clean up day
5/12: Meet and Greet Meeting 5pm
5/19: Tintmasters Street Legal Day
5/26 & 5/27: Season Opener Bracket Race
The rain has passed (mostly) and we are looking great for our season opener tomorrow! It's our first TM Autosports Street Legal Race of the year! Now, don't let the name fool you, ANYONE can come out and make passes during this test-n tune day! Street cars, bracket cars, dragsters, trucks, Jr dragsters and bikes are all welcome!
Gates open at 9am, tech starts at 930 and racing will start around 1100.
Cost to race for the day is $48, but we have a cash discount at $45. It's $11 for spectators with a cash discount at $10. And, again, we do not take checks.
The lanes will be open all day for test passes. We'll also be running our Sportbike Series and LIST races!
As mentioned in a previous post, we would like all spectator cars to park in our North lot. We have spaces set up and we'll have staff on hand to show you where to park. We're not trying to be the Parking Police, but we kindly ask you to park in the North lot if your car absolutely doesn't need to be trackside. We'd like our racers and their support vehicles to have room to park, and less congestion for when they're making their way to the staging lanes.
We have reserved the section of grass between the grandstands and reserved spot #1 for anyone with limited mobility. PLEASE respect this area and do not park there unless you require such parking.
Those of you that have raced here before know that we have trackside powered parking spots on the North side of the track. Please observed that these spots are numbered and some may be reserved. Anyone that currently has a contract with TED for a reserved spot this year has priority tomorrow for that spot. If you park in someone's reserved spot, you may be asked to move. If you would like to rent a powered parking spot, we do have some available for $25(cash only). You can rent a spot at our tech inspection trailer.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us thus far. See everyone tomorrow!
For Test & Tune racers on bracket weekends-
As Test & Tune is run every round same as the other classes, Test & Tune will follow the same rain out policy as other classes regardless of number of runs racer has made. If racer has NOT made any runs at all, they will receive 100% credit regardless of rounds run.
On Tintmasters Street Legal Days-
If less then 1 hour of racing has been completed 50% credit will be issued to racers. No credit to spectators.
If no racing has occurred 100% credit has been will be issued to spectators and racers.
Continuing in 2018
Top End Dragways will be using "Real Red"!
Real red is the Port-A-Tree version of True Start which is being implemented into use at many NHRA tracks as well as will be used at the 2017 ET Finals for Division 5 at Topeka.
Real red will be used in all classes running on our bracket weekends. It works by when both racers red light, the winner is the driver with the LEAST red light.
No longer will a red light by the slower car be an automatic win to the faster car.
Upon the slower car launching and getting a red light, the tree will not show a red for that lane, it will wait until the faster car launches.
If the faster car has a green light the red light will then come on for the slower car and win light will be lite for faster car.
In the event the faster car red lights with a WORSE red light, his/her red light will then come on and win light for slower car will be turned on.
If you have questions on Real Red please feel free to email us and we will do our very best to answer any questions you might have.
A reminder to all racers, the SNELL2005 helmets are now (as of Jan 1st 2017) out of date.
All racers who are required to wear a helmet to run must now have a SNELL2010 or newer helmet.
Racers interested in competing for 2017 points, please visit the points tab above for information and the link to the required registration form.
Racers who do not register will NOT receive weekly points for points classes.
The tracks radio station is 107.3, we have completely redone the PA system and FM Transmission system and both should be coming in much clearer.
The FM transmission volume is much closer to a commercial radio station however you may still need to adjust your volume up slightly to hear it.
For 2017, Division 5 will be continuing the Pit Vehicle registration program. All pit vehicles will be required to register and get a serialized sticker which must be displayed on the vehicle. This pass is good at any Division 5 track. Please visit the Track Forms page here for more information.
Here is a link to the Division 5 web site with more details as well - Division V