DRAG RACING CLASS RULES

DRAG RACING CLASS RULES

WHEN IS A STREET CAR NOT A STREET CAR?

There has been some misunderstanding recently about the rules for the various classes at MSA Drag Racing events, leading to competitors entering their car in the wrong class and not providing the correct information. Their entry has to be revised, making extra work for the officials and confused competitors.

To make it easier for you to enter your car in the correct class and help make your day at Killarney a better experience for you, here’s a summary of the difference between the rules for the 4, 6 and 8-cylinder classes for street cars, and the Open classes, as per the Supplementary Regulations for MSA Drag Racing events.

Firstly, Street means Street – with lights, bumpers, all the seats, all the original glass windows and full interior trim left intact. There are only two exceptions to this rule: Tyres are free, and if you have a half roll-cage fitted in a street-legal car, you don’t have to have a rear seat.

If you enter your car in a Street Class and the car is scrutineered without any of the normal interior or lights, you’re not running in Street Class, you’re running in Open Class, and your entry will need to be amended, leading to delays and confusion.

Please, when entering a MSA Drag Racing event, read the Supplementary Regulations and decide in advance whether you are going to remove the seats, bumpers or any of the interior trim. If you are, enter the car in Open Class because it will no longer be eligible for the Street classes. For more information, email Terri Philander at terri@wpmc.co.za



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