Any condition considered to be unsafe by Tulsa Raceway Park
track officials will be adequate grounds for barring or
withdrawing a vehicle from participation in any event, until
the fault has been remedied to the satisfaction of track
officials. The decision of track officials will be
considered final in all inspection or elimination protests
or procedures. Tech Staff reserves the right to disqualify
any car not meeting the rules or the spirit of the rules.
TRP Staff also reserves the right to make amendments to the
rules at later dates.
All racers, spectators and crew members are required to
comply with all current NHRA and Tulsa Raceway Park rules.
This document is a condensed version of those rules and does
not delineate every rule.
Drivers and crew members at an event shall conduct
themselves according to the highest standards of behavior
and sportsmanship, particularly in relation to other
competitors and track officials, and in a manner, that will
not harm the reputation of the NHRA, Tulsa Raceway Park or
the sport of Drag Racing. Failure to do so may result in
penalties ranging from disqualification from the event to
being banned from Tulsa Raceway park at the discretion of
the Conduct Advisory Board. This Board consists of Todd
Martin, Keith Haney, Jimmy Boles and Don Ellison . In
addition to other offenses or violations of specific rules,
each of the following shall be deemed a breach of the rules:
1. Reckless or dangerous driving, either on the track or in
2. Failure to obey any direction or order of an official.
3. Refusing to cooperate with, interfering with, or
obstructing the actions of any Track Official in the
performance of their duties.
4. Unsportsmanlike conduct.
5. Physical violence or verbal abuse towards any other
participant, official or spectator at an event.
6. Bribery or attempts to bribe anyone connected with the
event, and the solicitation of, acceptance of, or offer to
accept a bribe. This also applies to the TRP Points Program.
Coolers are prohibited except for racers. Racers are not to
take coolers out of the pit area during racing. Ice is
available at the Concession Stand. No one, including racers,
may bring beer into the facility. Vehicles may be inspected
by gate personnel.
Must have all the same safety equipment as required for the
drive. Only 1/8 mile passes are allowed and must be a single
All drivers must have a valid driverís license before they
will be allowed to make a pass down the drag strip. The only
exceptions to this rule are the Junior Dragsters. Junior
Dragster drivers must have their official NHRA Participation
Card before they make a pass down the drag strip. All
drivers must be licensed to their respective ETís if one is
No Tech Cards will be sold after the first round of
eliminations has been completed. If the first round is in
process, you may purchase a tech card AND a buy back tech
card. This will put you into the Program as a first round
loser/buy back participant.
No one under the age of 14 is allowed in the restricted
areas, this includes the area from the water box to the
Pit Vehicles/Bikes/Scooters/Golf Carts
All pit vehicles must be registered annually and have a
serialized pit vehicle decal as per NHRA Division 4 rules.
Cost is $10 per year.
No one under the age of 16, or anyone above the age of 16
without a valid state driverís license, is allowed to
operate any kind of motorized vehicle (gas powered or
electric powered) in the pits. They are to be used as tow
vehicles only or business related to racing. Improper use of
these vehicles by driver, crew, family or anyone else may
result in disqualification or expulsion from the facility
and forfeiture of entry fees.
The speed limit in the pit area and the return road is 10
Any driver observed by track officials to be consuming any
amount of alcohol while still in competition will be
disqualified from the event. No alcohol permitted in the
staging lanes or on the starting line. Absolutely NO glass
bottles or containers allowed at the facility.
Any pets brought into the facility must be on a leash at all
times. Pet owners will be asked not to bring the pet back if
problems with the animal occur.
Open toed shoes are not allowed while racing.
If a racer who is participating in an event suspects another
competitor of cheating, the protester must request the Tech
Director do an inspection. Along with the request, $1000
must be given to the Tech Director for the protest. The Tech
Director has the final say, and the outcome of the
inspection is left up to the Tech Directorís discretion. If
the accused is found to be cheating the money will be
returned to the protestor and the accused will be
disqualified. They may also be expelled from the points
program and lose all their accumulated points for the
season. If the accused is not found to be cheating, they
will be awarded the $1000 and the protestor may be
disqualified if the protest is deemed fraudulent at the
discretion of the Tech Director. Protests can be made at any
time. The inspection will be made after the completion of
the next round. If a vehicle fails inspection, it will not
be allowed to participate further.
Rain Out Policy
Rain delays are not considered a rainout. Until a decision
has been made by management that an event has been cancelled
or called, everyone must consider themselves on rain delay
and not a cancellation... no credits will be given until
this decision has been made. At that time, the policy below
Bracket Races and Feature Races: No Cash Refunds. If a
rainout occurs before eliminations begin, pit crew rain
checks will be issued. Car and driver credits will be issued
to racers. Spectator rain checks will not be issued if two
hours or more have elapsed from the scheduled gate opening
for the event.
Once eliminations begin, in the event of a rainout, the race
will be considered as completed. Points will be issued to
racers as of the last completed round. All purse money will
be divided evenly among those racers still in competition in
each class. There will be no make-up of a rained-out race.
Spectator rain checks will not be issued.
For non-money classes, car and driver credits will be issued
if the rainout occurs before the first round of eliminations
begin. Once eliminations begin, in the event of rainout, the
race will be considered as completed. No credits of any type
(i.e. car/driver/ pit crew, spectator) will be issued.
Test and Tune or Midnight Drags: No Cash Refunds. No rain
checks will be issued once two hours has elapsed from the
scheduled gate opening for the event. Otherwise, rain checks
will be issued and are good for the next scheduled event
only. In the event of a rain out, no money will be awarded
for fastest car, fastest truck or fastest bike.
Feature Races (Spectator/Pit Crew Only): No Cash Refunds. No
spectator or pit crew rain checks will be issued once
feature cars have completed the first round of eliminations.
Otherwise, rain checks will be issued and are good for the
makeup date only.