Bracket Racing

Bracket Racing Rules

  • Red Light: any racer that leaves before the green light will be disqualified from the round.
  • Double Red Light: regardless of who leaves the line first, the worst red light will be considered a disqualification. In other words, the red light that was closest to being green will be considered the round winner even if it is contrary to what the software says.
  • Dial-in: each racer shall be ready to give their dial-in before they stage their car. At that time, it is the responsibility of the racer to look at the screen and confirm that their dial-in has been entered correctly by the Race Director. Any racer that claims their dial-in was incorrect after the race is over will not be granted a "do-over".
  • Breakout: a racer that runs a lower elapsed time than their dial-in will be disqualified from the round.
  • Double breakout: regardless of who finishes first, the racer with the lesser breakout will be considered the round winner.
  • DNF: any racer that did not finish their run will be disqualified from the round.
  • Staging: deep staging is allowed.
  • Bye-runs: Any racer that receives a bye-run is not allowed to skip their turn. In other words, the racer shall, at a minimum, take the green light so that their reaction time can be recorded for lane choice in the next round.
  • Lane choice: Lane choice will be assigned randomly, by the race director, in round 1. Subsequent round lane choices will be given to the racer with the best reaction time from the previous round.
  • First or worst?: Track Time Hobbies employs a worst-infraction interpretation. A red light is considered worse than a breakout, a double red light will go to the lesser infraction as stated above, a DNF, "crossing the centerline" or a de-slot, is considered worse that a red light or breakout. These rules are in place regardless of what the software says at the end of the run.
  • No throttle delay timers of any kind are allowed on drag racing controllers

Street Stock

  • Regular Bracket Racing rules apply with the following additions:
  • Door car body based on a production vehicle 1979 or older
  • No funny cars, dragsters, altereds, pro-mods or pro-stock, no styrene or lexan bodies
  • Bumpers and interiors are optional
  • Dial-in must be in the range of 1.00 second to 2.00 seconds. Anything slower or faster than that range will be considered a breakout (worse infraction than breaking out against your dial within the accepted range)
  • Motor, tires, chassis, gearing combo etc. are open