Terms & Rules

General Rules

The following rules shall serve as the official rules and regulations for half-mile and roll racing events held by Race1000 LLC. Race1000 LLC reserves the right to amend the rules at any time by their discretion. By participating in any event held by Race1000 LLC you are agreeing to be subject to these rules as well as any changes or directions given by the Race1000 team and administrators. Auto racing is inherently dangerous; as such participants and spectators shall sign a release of liability stating they understand they are the sole responsible party for the safety of themselves and their vehicle as well as making sure they are compliant with the safety and technical regulations contained within the rules. The organizers may verify compliance to these rules at any time. Failure to comply with these rules may result in removal from the event without refund and/or ban from any and all future events. Race1000 LLC reserves the right to deem a participant or their vehicle to be unsafe for competition and remove them from competition at any time and without prior warning. Participants and attendees acknowledge and agree they will be subject to all rules, written and otherwise, imposed by the Race1000LLC staff and that they will be liable for any and all property damage without limitation.

  1. Interpretation and application of the rules by Race1000 officials is final and binding.
    • Determinations made by officials are non-litigable and participants shall not initiate or maintain any kind of litigation of any kind against Race1000 or anyone acting on their behalf in order to reverse or modify such determinations or seek to recover damages allegedly occurred as a result of such determination.
    • Beyond any other offenses or violations of specific rules the following offenses are considered a breach of the rules:
      • Attempting to bribe or bribing anyone connected with the event in any manner including solicitation, accepting or offering to accept a bribe
      • Acting to enable a person or car to be ineligible for the event
      • Acting fraudulently or prejudicially to the interest of Race1000
      • Driving or acting recklessly or dangerously anywhere within 10 miles of track property
      • Failing to obey the direction from an official
      • Refusing to cooperate with or obstructing the actions of Race1000 officials
      • Acting in an unsportsmanlike manner
      • Threatening or committing physical violence upon any other participant or spectator
      • Possession of firearms is not permitted
    • It is the duty of each competitor to show that their team and vehicle fully complies with the rules and regulations in their entirety at all times
  1. The participant agrees to permit Race1000 and their designated parties to use the following free of any charges, duties or fees, license, reproduce, have reproduced, show, have shown, without limitation in space or time all: soundtracks, photographs, drawings, trademarks , films/videos concerning competitors, their drivers, teams, or cars involved in the event(s) in any medium whatsoever sourced under the authority of Race1000 LLC (excluding anything submitted by a participant as a part of a formal protest or appeal) for any documents, reports, coverage, broadcast, program, publication, video game or model production, software, etc. whether past or future. Participants further acknowledge and agree that Race1000 LLC may freely assign or license its rights to a third party.

  2. Driver and Crew Conduct
    • The driver and entrant are responsible for the conduct of their crew at all times during the event including any violations of Race1000 regulations from the time the member arrives at the track until they leave.
    • Parent(s) and/or guardian that has signed a minor waiver on behalf of a minor is fully responsible for the behavior and safety of that minor. Likewise any breach of conduct by the minor shall be reflected upon the parent(s) and/or guardian in question.
    • Contact between vehicles on track is unacceptable. All vehicles must be driven in such a manner as to respect the current conditions of the track and other vehicles. Failure to avoid contact will likely result in loss of time or the end of your driving for the event as well as loss of the finishing position of the team/vehicle and all trophies/price money/contingency resulting.
    • Finishing position may not be bettered as a result of contact.

  3. Pets and service animals.
    • The owner is fully responsible for the actions of the pet(s) / service animals and for any liability arising from these actions.
    • Pets are allowed in the paddock provided they are confined or leashed appropriately and safely in regards to other people and the animal itself.
      • Any pet on a leash must be controlled by an adult and the leash may not exceed 10 feet in length.
    • Pets are prohibited within 100 feet of the track, the staging lanes and pit areas.

  4. Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    • Unless previously authorized by Race1000 officials or Race1000 media team any unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV or Drone) are not permitted to be in use on the property.
      • Anyone wishing to become authorized in order to use their UAV or Drone must have proof of FAA Certification and $10 million of liability insurance naming Race1000 as additional insureds or receive express permission to use it without these items present.
      • Recreational use of UAVs is prohibited at all times.

  5. Drugs, Alcohol and Narcotics
    • No driver, entrant, or crew may consume alcohol in any form until practice, qualifying and racing for their class is finished for the day
    • No official may consume alcohol until their duties have been completed for the day
    • Anyone who has consumed alcohol on the day of the event will not be allowed to participate on that day and may be excluded from the balance of the event.
    • The use of any federal schedule 1 controlled substances or other drugs (including marijuana and CBD derivatives) that affect the ability to safely participate in the event are expressly prohibited.
    • Officials should be consulted before any use of prescription and non-prescription medicines that can impair ability to safely participate are used
    • Any participant who violates this prohibition will be disallowed from any participation in the event until such a time as the issue is resolved to the satisfaction of the race director.

  6. Medical Safety
    • A participant or attendee must report to event medical services when any of the following conditions are met.
      • Involvement in a collision with a stationary object
      • You are aware you may have been injured in an incident
      • You have been directed by an official to do so
    • Anyone deemed medically unfit for competition will be barred from competition until such a time as the issue is resolved to the satisfaction of the race director.

  7. Passengers
    • Passengers are allowed in any vehicle racing in class 2 and 3 provided their safety equipment matches or exceeds the safety equipment required for the driver in that class
    • Passengers are not allowed in any vehicle for a licensing run for the next class
    • Passengers must sign the liability waiver prior to being allowed in the vehicle.
    • Any incidents such as an off, collision, or any breach of the rules of conduct or vehicle safety will disbar a vehicle from having passengers until it is resolved to the satisfaction of the race director.

Vehicle Classing

Vehicles are classed by the fastest driven speed of the vehicle. As such they are classed by top
speed achieved. Anyone who exceeds that speed is automatically in the next higher class and
is subject to any and all safety regulations of that class.

  • Classes for Half-Mile racing are as follows.
    • Class 5 Up to 150 MPH
    • Class 4 Up to 175 MPH
    • Class 3 Up to 185 MPH
    • Class 2 Up to 200 MPH
    • Class 1 Anything above 200 MPH

  • Classes for Roll-Racing are as follows:
    • Class 4 Up to 140 MPH
    • Class 3 Up to 160 MPH
    • Class 2 Up to 180 MPH
    • Class 1 Anything above 200 MPH

Participant Safety

All drivers must: be at least 18 years old or have prior written approval from the racing director
with proper waivers from the track and parent or legal guardian present at the event, hold a valid
driver’s license, attend all required meetings (classrooms, sessions, etc.) have proper safety
equipment, follow the rules set forth in this document along with any additional rules and
directions given out by race officials provided before or during the event, submit and sign the
required waivers and tech inspection forms prior to driving the event and take proper care not to
damage the track facilities in any way possible. Any damage caused direct or otherwise by the
participant may cause the participant to be billed for repairs

  1. Driver Licensing
    • Prior to competition in class 1 or 2 or higher drivers must either:
      • Complete 2 successful sequential runs in class 3
        • Any run that would cause the driver to class-out into a faster class is inadequate to satisfy the licensing condition.
      • -OR- Submit an adequate history of driver ability within the motorsport. (e.g. proof of successful prior competition without incident.) prior to the time of competition. To prevent any delay or the inability to compete on the day of the event emailing driver@race-1000.com prior to the event can ensure you receive a ruling ahead of time
    • Completing your 2 runs or providing proof DOES NOT constitute permission to run in class 1 or 2. Permission and signoff by the race director is required prior to being allowed to compete in those classes

  2. Driver Safety
    Safety requirements for drivers are by class. Anyone competing in a class must satisfy or exceed the requirements of all slower classes.
    • Helmets
      • Helmets are required without exception for all drivers. The helmet must be unable to move in such a way that the driver is unable to see with either eye with the strap set appropriately for it to be deemed to fit properly.
      • Helmets must be worn with the visor down during a run.
      • Helmets must be undamaged. Any sign of abuse or damage to the helmet may cause it to fail tech and safety.
      • All helmets are considered “expired” 11 years after their date of certification.
        • Class 5 & 4 require a DOT or Snell SA2010 or newer. Snell Type M (motorcycle) helmets are allowed.
        • Class 3, 2, and 1 require a: -Snell SA 2010. NOTE: Snell Type M (Motorcycle) is not allowed. -FIA 8858-2010 or newer
    • Clothing
      • Class 5 & 4 non-synthetic clothing (cotton etc.) , long pants, and closed toe shoes are required at a minimum in all classes. No shorts, sandals or flip flops of any kind shall be permitted. Long-sleeved shirts are highly encouraged. No tank-tops.
      • Class 3 & 2 SFI or FIA rated fireproof driving gloves. No cotton, wool, leather or other material gloves may be worn. A fireproof jacket is recommended. HANS device is recommended but not required.
      • Class 1 SFI or FIA rated fireproof suit. SFI or FIA rated balaclava, SFI or FIA rated shoes. HANS device is recommended but not required.

The Car

If any item on the vehicle fails or requires improvement after inspection, participants must
complete an additional inspection to ensure updates are within the scope of the rules.

  1. Seatbelts and driver restraints
    • At minimum, factory installed three-point seat belts must be in place and worn. If the vehicle was manufactured prior to factory three point belts being standard, equivalent three point seat belts of modern design and safety rating must be installed.
    • Class 2 and 1 vehicles require minimum 5 point harnesses and an appropriate SCCA, NHRA, SFI rated harness attachment.
    • Harnesses and seatbelts must be a name-brand quality piece. Non-labeled knock-off or “show car” harnesses are not allowed.
    • Harnesses must be mounted to the frame, crossmember or reinforced mounting and installed to limit the driver’s body travel upward as well as forward. Under no circumstances are bolts inserted through belt webbing permitted for mounting.
    • Only harnesses that disengage all attachment points in one motion will be accepted.

  2. Convertibles
    • Class 2 and 1 hard top or soft top convertibles require at minimum installation of a 4-point roll-bar. Roll bar height must be such that if you draw a line from the top of the roll bar to the top of the windshield frame there will be at minimum 2” between the line and the top of the driver’s helmet while seated in a proper belted position.
    • Arm Restraints are strongly recommended on convertible vehicles.

  3. Fire Suppression
    1. Class 2 and 1 Fire extinguisher properly mounted within reach of the driver in a seated position. Recommended for all classes

  4. Roll-Bars and Cages
    • Any roll-bar or cage present must be quality professional level and fully welded around all joints.
    • Bolt-in cages or roll-bars must use adequate size spreader plates on backing plates on the underside of the car.
    • Any component of the roll-bar or cage near the driver’s helmet must be adequately and securely padded. There must be a minimum of 2” of space between the driver’s helmet and any bars present.

  5. Wheels and Tires
    • Tires must be DOT approved with the stamp present
    • Tires must be no older than 2 years from the date of the competition
    • Tires must be of an appropriate speed rating for the speed the vehicle is hitting on track with a minimum of U rating.
      • U: Up to 124mph
      • H: Up to 130mph
      • V: Up to 149mph
      • W: Up to 168mph
      • Y: Up to 186mph
      • Z: 149 and above
    • Grooving of tires by any method after the tire has left the factory is not permitted.
    • Recapping a tire is not permitted
    • Having tires shaved or trued to size is permitted.
    • Tire warmers or coolers are allowed.
    • You may run up to 20mm narrower than the factory size for your vehicle.
    • All wheel hubs and bearings have no play
    • Lug nuts are tight and torqued
    • Lug nut thread engagement must be equivalent or greater to the diameter of the stud/bolt.
    • Your vehicle tires must have a minimum of 7/16” tread depth and be in good conditions with no defects, tears, cording, or cracks.

  6. Brakes
    • Brake lines are secured and in good shape
    • Brake pads are above the minimum thickness set by the manufacturer
    • Brake rotors are in good shape free of cracks, warping, and above the minimum thickness set by the manufacturer
    • No excessive play in the brake pedal

  7. Engine
    • There shall be no visible fluid leaks.
    • Driver must make attempts such that only a minimal amount of antifreeze in the radiator remains. Antifreeze can cause the track to become very slick if spilt on the surface. Antifreeze is allowed under special circumstances (freezing or near freezing temperatures during or at night). Other cooling products Water wetter etc. are allowed in the vehicle.
    • All wires, lines and batteries must be tied down securely.
    • Check Engine Light
      • All CEL’s must be off or resolved to the satisfaction of the race director.
    • Any engine/rod knocking or similar indicators that a vehicle is not running in peak condition will not be allowed on track.
    • A coolant overflow reservoir must be present and functioning.
      • Any coolant or header tanks must be sealed separately from the driver by a steel or aluminum firewall or bulkhead.
    • Any non-stock fuel, oil and water lines including gauge and vent lines that pass into the driver/passenger compartment must be braided steel or solid steel tube or protected by a firewall/bulkhead which is sealed.
    • Fuel tanks must be of OEM quality or better if using a factory fuel tank.
      • Aftermarket fuel cells are allowed if properly installed and mounted
      • There must be a sealed aluminum or steel firewall in between any non-standard fuel system components and the driver at all times
    • Nitrous
      • Any nitrous bottles present must be equipped with a relief valve and vented outside of the driver’s compartment.
      • Bottle(s) must be stamped with the DOT-1800 pound rating and permanently mounted.
      • Hoses from the bottle(s) to the solenoid(s) must be either high-pressure steel braided or NHRA accepted hoses.
      • Thermostatic controlled blanket warmers are allowed
      • Any External heating of the bottle is not allowed (torch, heat gun etc.)

  8. Exterior
    • Any non-stock modifications to the vehicle must be made of an adequately durable material to the purpose and secured properly
    • Class 2 and 1 Any camera mounts must have a minimum of two mounting points to the vehicle. (Cable or Zip-Tie to somewhere on the car is acceptable as a second point)

  9. General
    • As a secondary stopping device, all vehicles class 4 or higher must have a functional parachute mounted to the chassis with the release pin removed for roll racing as well as top speed.
    • All lights must work properly on your vehicle

The Racing

  1. Mechanical Failures / Timeouts
    • Every driver/team gets one 10 minute competition timeout, at the end of which you must be in the staging lanes. Failure to return in time may result in disqualification.

  2. Roll Racing
    • During qualifying you can either run by yourself or with another person to get used to how it works
      • The top 8 in each group move on to the finals
    • The left lane sets the pace
    • Drivers are allowed 2 false starts (failures to keep pace) before they are disqualified.
    • If there is a false start or a rerun is called you are to return to lanes within 5 minutes for the run.

  3. Half mile Racing
    • You are racing for MPH not time, for lower classes you’ll be running in pairs, keep in mind you’re not trying to beat the person next to you.