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6.0 & 7.0
Entry Fee - $50

No Buy Backs

Guaranteed Win - $500

Points Races: 3/14, 5/2, 6/6, 8/15, 8/29

1/8-Mile .400 Pro Tree

Technical and Class Rules

Will Qualify and be placed on a Pro Ladder based on closest to Set Index.

Courtesy staging and auto start is in effect.

Body/Chassis - Door cars and/or left hand steer roadsters ONLY. No dragsters or centre steer roadsters/altered.

Power Adders - Any power adder is permitted - nitrous oxide, supercharger or turbocharger.

Electronics - Throttle stops are permitted. Delay boxes are permitted. Electric/Air shifters are permitted. Any ignition box is permitted.

Tires - Any size tire and wheel is permitted.

2nd Hand Power Stock/Super Stock Combo

Entry Fee - $75

NO Buy Back

Points Races: 4/18, 5/9, 6/20, 7/25, 9/12

Pay-out (Guaranteed Purse)

5 – 10 Cars

11 – 20 Cars

21 – 32 Cars

33 or More Cars

Winner - $500

Winner - $700

Winner - $1,100

Winner - $1500

Runner-up - $200

Runner-up - $200

Runner-up - $400

Runner-up - $500

Semi - $75

Semi - $100

Semi - $100

1/4Mile .500 Full Tree

Technical and Class Rules

Open to all licensed stock/super stock and NMCA Nostalgia classes.

You may dial under the class index but not above.

There will be two qualifying sessions.

Cars will be qualified off reaction time and laddered on a Sportsman Ladder for Round 1.

Class will feature 5 races and track champion will be included in points fund based on overall class performance.


Racers who participate in the 2020 racing season and participate in a minimum of three (3) Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams points races will be eligible to participate with Team Memphis at the 2020 IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals – MIR will develop teams based on standing in points with each racer only eligible for one spot on a team per class. Each racer is also only eligible to participate on one team. Team one will consist of the top 10 points finishers in Rick’s Powder Coating Box and Luttrell Belting & Supply Company No Box, top 4 in Sportsman, top 4 finishers in Junior Dragster and 2 alt from any class that accept. If there is a demand or need for a second team it will be formed based on the next eligible racers in points. Each team has two extra alternate positions also available for a total of 32 cars per team.


This page contains rules and information that should help to explain specific rules of drag racing. As a general rule, Memphis International Raceway follows the IHRA Rulebook, with very few exceptions. If you have a specific question or comment about the rules, please contact us at 901-969-7223 or email jshumway@racemir.com any time.

To view the 2020 IHRA rulebook:

Link to the latest rulebook revisions:


General Rules
1. Alcohol consumption by participating drivers is strictly prohibited.
2. No alcohol is allowed in staging lanes or starting line area.
3. No glass bottles are allowed on track premises.
4. The speed limit in pit area and return road is 10 M.P.H.
5. No skateboards or roller blades are allowed in pit area.
6. Golf cart, 3 or 4 wheelers, and bicycles are to be used for race support only. NO Joy RIDING.
7. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to operate any motorized vehicle.

Violators face expulsion from the event along with their race car and/or crew
Members will not receive any refunds of any sort.

POINT SERIES RULES FOR - Rick’s Powder Coating Super Pro/Box; Luttrell Belting & Supply Company Pro/No Box; Sportsman; Jr. Dragsters; 2nd Hand Power Stock/Super Stock

Points, Enrolment, Number and Dial-in Rules

·         Enrolment for the 2020 points series is done in the timing tower or at tech. All drivers must have a MIR permanent number to earn points. If you begin a race in a number other than your registered number for points – you will not receive points for your registered number. Registration forms will be distributed at ticket booth – completion of all information on form is required.

·         Drivers in all classes are advised to purchase an IHRA competition number and membership. If a driver chooses not to purchase an IHRA number, MIR will assign you a permanent number. Only Driver’s with an IHRA License and X number will be eligible or the Summit SuperSeries at the conclusion of the season. The license must be current for each race.

·         The points are earned according to the number displayed on the vehicle. Should a driver change vehicles during the season, his or her permanent number must be on the vehicle.

·         Car Numbers and Dial-ins MUST be displayed on all sides of the vehicle.

·         Points will be given in all eliminators unless there is a special event. Drivers will be notified if points are not given at a special event.

·         Points will be awarded to the driver and car number. Combination points cannot be transferred, even if the driver changes eliminator.

·         The highest ranking 10 drivers in each of the eliminators, Rick’s Powder Coating Super Pro, Luttrell Belting & Supply Company Pro - No Box, top 4 in Sportsman, top-4 in Jr Dragster and 2 alt from any class that ACCEPT will make up team one for Memphis at the IHRA ET Summit Team Finals. There will be 2 extra alt per team totalling 32 cars per team. Cars planning to run at the IHRA ET Finals must meet IHRA membership, licensing, and chassis certification criteria.

·         The top finishing driver in each eliminator with an IHRA X number will be named track Summit SuperSeries Champion and will be invited to the IHRA Summit World Finals.

·         Points will be accumulated each race on the schedule – the track champion will be determined based on the driver with the most points in each class. Point’s races will not be rescheduled should weather impact the event. Any ties in points standing will be decided by, 1. Most races attended, 2. Race wins, 3. First race win, 4. Highest race finish. The point’s leader in each eliminator at the end of the season, will be the 2020 Track Champion.

2020 Points will be earned as follows in all classes:

20 points for tech card entry

10 points for each round win

Runner-up One (1) extra point

Winner Two (2) extra points

Example: 7 round race winner no buy back 92-point, 7 round race with buy back winner 82 points

Double Entries

·         If you double enter into a class, you accept the responsibility of not holding up the flow of the race. It is highly recommended that you have your first entry at the front lanes as one of the first cars down the track for each round so that you do cause substantial downtime while waiting on the second entry.

·         We will give those who are double entered a maximum of 10 minutes from the time their first entry leaves Time Slips to the time that they need to have their second entry in the lanes. If the second entry has not made it to the staging lanes in the allotted amount of time, we will continue to run the race and you will be eliminated from that round.

·         Once your second entry is in the lanes, we will give you time to check tire pressure, adjust fire suit, change numbers if needed, etc.

·         Once again, if you decide to double enter into a class, you accept the responsibility of not holding up the flow of the race


1.       In the classes that have buybacks, they MUST be purchased prior to the upcoming round - i.e. – all round one buy backs must be registered to running round two and all round two buy backs must be registered before running round three.


  • All bracket races are scheduled to have 2 Time Trials and 2 Rounds of Buybacks. However, instances like weather, oil downs, and other things happen that cause stoppage and down time. Because of this, MIR holds the right to adjust Time Trials and/or Buybacks as needed in order to conclude the race and crown a winner in the most time efficient way as possible.
  • If you miss a round of time trials or qualifying, there will be no make up or clean up sessions.
  • Tech will be done at the scales across from the fuel station. You MUST stop by tech, receive a run sticker and turn in your tech card before you will be allowed to make run down the track.

  • Classes will be called to specific lanes during all Time Trials, Qualifying, and Elimination rounds. When you hear your class called, come to the assigned lanes as soon as possible.
·         Never block the entrance of the staging lanes with your race car, trailer or pit vehicle. Please stay with your car at all times while in the staging lanes. This staging lanes & pairing policy applies to all E.T. classes (Super Pro Box, No Box, Sportsman DOT, Bikes, & Junior Dragster).

  • In Eliminations, Buy Backs go directly into the next round.
·         In Eliminations, once your car enters the assigned staging lanes and comes to a stop in that lane, you are committed to that lane. There is no switching lanes or moving in front of another racer.

·         In the instance where we have a single line of racers who all want the same lane in Time Trials, the head staging official will ask for volunteers to run the opposite lane. If not enough racers volunteer to run the opposite lane, the head staging official will then assign the necessary number of racers to the opposing lane. The only time we will run singles in Time Trials is if there is an odd number of cars or if there is someone running for their IHRA License

·         In the instance where we have a single line of racers who all want the same lane in Eliminations, the head staging lanes official will pair the cars up, front to back, and draw cards for lane choice. Ace is low.

  • You are considered a pair once you are beside your competitor in the staging lanes. If you are unable to fire your car and make a run down the track once you are considered paired with a competitor, that run is considered a “Broke Bye” or “Competition Bye” Once your competitor is in the Water Box or under the Tower and is next in line to pull into the Water Box, you have a maximum of 2 minutes to start your car and proceed to the Water Box before you will be disqualified for the round. If your car gets to the Water Box and shuts off for any reason, you have a maximum of 1 minute to start your car and proceed to the Starting Line before you will be disqualified for the round.
·         In the event that you reach the waterbox and are no longer paired correctly, do not start your burnout. Grab the attention of the waterbox personnel and tell them you are not paired correctly so that the issue can be resolved.

·         Dial-ins can not be changed once the driver pulls past the yellow line at the head of the staging lanes.


  • Bye runs will be pulled every round until laddered.
  • The Bye car is determined by the best reaction time from the previous round.
  • In the first round of eliminations, the bye run will be determined by the best reaction time in the last time trial session.
  • If multiple cars have identical reaction times, the car who did it first will get the Bye.
  • An entry can not have the Bye twice, unless all remaining entries have also had a Bye.
·         Every class will be laddered when the first round of payouts occurs.

·         Byes do not carry into the ladder.

·         Once laddered, the car that had the better reaction time in the previous round will have lane choice.


  • Courtesy Staging is in effect and strictly enforced throughout the entirety of every race. If a car turns on both the Prestage and Stage beams before their competitor has Prestaged, both cars will be backed out in order to start the staging process over. If a racer violates the Courtesy Staging process two (2) times on the same run, they will be disqualified from that round and their competitor will continue on to the next round.
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