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ADRA POINTS RACE RULES
WHO MAY RACE?
This points series will be open ONLY to fully paid members of the Arizona Drag Racing Association. Dues must be paid up to date throughout the complete race series. Memberships may be acquired at ADRA Point Races or at regular ADRA meetings. See website main page for location and time of next meeting.
General Memberships cost $40.00 per year. Each racer must display the ADRA decal on both sides of the race vehicle (which may be taped to the inside of side windows) to qualify for points from each race. A membership card and the two decals are presented to each new member when dues are paid.
An Associate Membership costs $20.00 per year and applies to Associate Sponsors only. Series Sponsor and Race Sponsors are considered associate members for the season during their sponsorship.
Note: You do not need to be a member to race, however a $5.00 additional charge for non-members will apply.
WHERE DO WE RACE?
Races are currently held at local Arizona tracks:
Speedworld Dragstrip, Wittmann, Arizona
Firebird Raceway, Chandler, Arizona
Southwestern International Raceway (SIR), Tucson, Arizona
WHEN DO WE RACE?
All races will be used to accumulate points for the year-end awards. There will also be a Memorial Race date at the conclusion of the season.
NOTE: It shall be the responsibility of each member to verify race dates, which are subject to cancellation due to weather or race conflicts at participating racetracks!!
WHAT DOES IT COST ME TO RACE?
Providing that membership is up to date, the entry fees are as follows:
Super Pro (Electronic) Gambler (open to all racers 14.99 ET and faster) = $40 entry + gate fee.
Pro (Non-Electronic) Gambler (open to all racers without electronics) = $20 entry + gate.
Both classes are scheduled at all tracks.
WHAT ARE THE PAYOUTS?
All payouts will be based on car count unless a Series Sponsor, Individual Race Sponsor or Associate Race Sponser can be secured.
HOW ARE POINTS ACCUMULATED?
Ten points are awarded for entering the race and passing technical inspection. Each round (racer must come to the starting line and attempt to stage the vehicle) counts for 10 points. Winner of the race receives 10 additional points. Points are also awarded for qualifying position, which is based on the best reported* reaction time during the two or three qualifying sessions allowed by the participating track. Points for the top 10 qualifiers at each race are as follows:
#1 Qualifier 10 Points #6 Qualifier 5 Points
#2 Qualifier 9 Points #7 Qualifier 4 Points
#3 Qualifier 8 Points #8 Qualifier 3 Points
#4 Qualifier 7 Points #9 Qualifier 2 Points
#5 Qualifier 6 Points #10 Qualifier 1 Points
Final Year End Racer Points Standings will be calculated based on the most points accumulated by each racer in his or her best (either 9 of 10 or 10 of 12) scheduled points races. The number of races in a particular season is determined before the season begins. In the event of a race cancellation, no points will be dropped.
30 Bonus Points will be awarded to any racer attending 10 points races.
35 Bonus Points will be awarded to any racer attending 11 points races. (only if season is 12 races)
40 Bonus Points will be awarded to any racer attending 12 points races. (only if season is 12 races)
Numerous awards will be made available at the end of the year.
*NOTE: ALL TIME SLIPS MUST BE REPORTED TO THE ADRA SCOREKEEPER AFTER EACH ROUND TO ESTABLISH QUALIFYING POINTS. IF YOU DO NOT REPORT THEM THERE, YOU WILL NOT GET THE POINTS!!!
WHAT ARE THE RULES OF THE RACE?
Below is a list of general rules that will be enforced at each race:
Tree shall be a .500 full tree. All NHRA rules will apply.
Courtesy Staging is in effect during eliminations. Failure to courtesy stage is grounds for disqualification. Determination of disqualification will be at the discretion of the starter of the participating racetrack.
If a racer’s vehicle breaks during qualifying, there will be NO refund of entry fee. Racer may choose to run any other vehicle not already in competition during eliminations (as long as the vehicle meets your class’s criteria). Once eliminations have begun a driver MAY change vehicles.
First round, with the exception of number one qualifier, shall be assigned pairings and lanes. Number one Qualifier shall have the “bye” run during first round if there are an unequal number of cars, so long as the number one qualifier is a current ADRA member, and has reported the best qualifying time slip to the ADRA sign up booth. After first round, the NHRA sportsman ladder will be utilized to pair up racers. In the event that a racer’s competitor does not make it to the lanes for whatever reason, that race shall get a competition single (not considered to be a “bye” run).
There will be two or three qualifying runs, which shall be at the discretion of the participating racetrack, and depending upon time allowed to run the ADRA event.
No Points can be purchased. If you pay your entry fee, be prepared to race, as there will be no refunds!!!
Re-runs, when necessary, will be in the same lanes, with the same dials.
If a non-member is the winner or runner-up for any ADRA event, ADRA will automatically deduct $40.00 from that purse and make that participant an automatic member.
WHAT ABOUT DISPUTES?
Should a dispute arise, the ADRA appointed Race Director shall be the final decision maker regarding the dispute, so long as it has nothing to do with the track safety regulations and rules (which will be enforced by participating track officials).
WHAT ABOUT CANCELLATIONS?
Each participating track shall reserve the right to cancel a race due to inclement weather or track problems. Remember, once a scheduled race has been canceled it will not be made up or rescheduled.
The name of this non-profit corporation/organization shall be ARIZONA DRAG RACING ASSOCIATION. The organization shall be referred to in this document as ADRA or the ASSOCIATION. The Arizona Drag Racing Association will be headquartered in Maricopa County in the State of Arizona.
Section 1. The term “Drag Racing”, as used herein, is the automotive sport nationally recognized as Drag Racing as stated within the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), available for participation by the general public. This is to differentiate it from the illegal activity of “Street Racing”.
Section 2. The term “Drag Racer” or “Racer”, as used herein, includes any individual who participates in the sport of Drag Racing.
The object of the ADRA shall be to promote, enhance, and support the sport of amateur and semi-professional sportsman drag racing in Arizona; to insure and promote a safer and more regular drag racing program; and for the benefit of all those who derive any interest or gain from said drag racing sport, for the following purposes:
a) To collect and disburse information of interest to members.
b) To hold regular meetings, within the sport, for reading of professional papers, interchange of knowledge, opinions, and discussions.
c) To represent the sport in dealings with the governmental, trade and consumer groups.
d) To coordinate and negotiate drag racing programs with drag strip promoters and to work with them in both a practical and fundamental manner to benefit all members of the public.
e) To assist in the writing of regulations and codes and the production of standards and data for the benefit of all.
f) To aid in the education of the public as to the promotion of safety in the sport and to put all drag type racing off the street and onto the supervised drag strip.
g) To oversee and manage the payout of contingencies and points to members, of funds collected by the ADRA for that purpose.
Section 1. The membership of the ADRA shall not have an upper limit as to the number of members.
Section 2. Any individual, holding a valid drivers license, and expressing an interest in organized drag racing shall be eligible for membership. A person having the above qualifications and upon full payment of annual dues, will be declared and recorded as a member of the ADRA. All members of the ADRA are entitled to one vote.
Section 3. The annual dues shall be forty dollars ($40.00), payable in advance, on or before the anniversary date of the membership. The treasurer shall notify members thirty days in advance, and those whose dues are not paid within sixty days thereafter shall be automatically dropped from membership in the ADRA. All Elected and Appointed Officers of the Board of Directors shall have full membership and shall have their annual dues waived.
Section 4. Membership in the ADRA shall be permanent until, a) dues become delinquent, b) a member is suspended or expelled by the membership for violation of these bylaws, or any rule or practice properly adopted by the ADRA, or conduct prejudicial to the interest of the ADRA – such suspension or expulsion shall be by majority vote of the entire active membership, c) the member resigns – any member desiring to resign from the ADRA shall submit his/her current membership card to the Secretary, who shall present it to the Executive Board for action.
Section 5. Upon the signed recommendation of one member, seconded by another member, and by a majority vote by ballot at a regular meeting, life membership can be conferred upon a regular member of the ADRA who shall have rendered exceptionally notable service to the ADRA. A life member shall have all of the privileges and obligations of a regular member except annual dues.
Section 6. Upon the signed recommendation of one member, seconded by another member, and by a majority vote by ballot at a regular meeting, honorary membership can be conferred upon an individual or group who shall have rendered notable service to the ADRA. An honorary member shall have none of the obligations of membership in the ADRA, but shall be entitled to all of the privileges except those of making motions, of voting, and of holding office. If at some time the honorary member becomes a regular member, the honorarium will be rescinded.
Section 7. Any group, or business, or individual who becomes a sponsor of ADRA races shall receive an associate membership. The sponsorship consists of a donation of contingency moneys for the ADRA Series. This membership shall have the privileges and obligations of an associate member. The sponsor shall also receive a non-paid advertisement in the ADRA newsletter.
Section 1. The Officers of the ADRA shall be as follows: President, Vice President (a minimum of one but not more than two), Secretary and Treasurer. The Officers will receive no compensation except that the Association will pay their annual dues. These Officers shall perform the duties described by the bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the ADRA. The management, affairs, business, and concerns of the ADRA shall be vested in the Officers.
Section 2. At the regular meeting held on the first Tuesday in October, a Nominating Committee of five members shall be elected by the ADRA. It shall be the duty of this committee to nominate candidates for the offices to be filled at the regular meeting in December. The Nominating Committee shall report at the regular meeting in November. Before the election at the regular meeting in December, additional nominations from the floor shall be permitted.
Section 3. The Officers shall be elected by ballot to serve for two years, or until their successors are elected, and their term of office shall begin at the opening of the next regular meeting after which they are elected. For regular elections, the President and Secretary shall be elected in even numbered years, and the Vice President(s) and Treasurer shall be elected in odd numbered years.
Section 4. In the event that an Officer except President is unable to complete their term, the remaining Officers will select and appoint from the general membership, a replacement for the vacated office, for the non-expired term of office. In the event that the office of President is vacated, the Vice President will then assume the office of President for the non-expired term of office.
Section 5. No member shall hold more than one office at a time, and no member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office, unless voted on by majority vote of the entire active membership.
Section 6. Each Officer shall have one vote in deciding the business of the ADRA.
Section 7. The President must be an active member. He/she shall preside at all regular meetings of the Association, and at the executive meetings. He/she shall appoint all committees, except as otherwise provided, and shall be member ex-officio, with the right to vote on all committees. He/she shall also, at the executive meetings of the ADRA, and at such other times as he/she may deem proper, communication to the members or to the Officers such matters, and make suggestions as may in his/her opinion tend to promote the prosperity and welfare of, and increase the usefulness of the ADRA, and shall perform such other duties as are necessarily incidental to the office of President. He/she shall also be the second signature deemed necessary on all disbursements of funds.
Section 8. The Vice President(s) shall, in the absence of the President, preside at all meetings, and assume the responsibilities of the President. He/she shall assume all duties assigned to him/her by the Officers.
Section 9. The Treasurer shall be the custodian of the seal of the ADRA. He/she shall receive all deposit slips from the staff of the ADRA, pay all checks for expenditures, and keep a correct record of all the receipts and disbursements. The funds, books, and checks, shall be at all times, subject to the inspection and verification by the Officers, and/or active members. He/she shall submit a complete financial statement monthly, or at the request of active members, including income and expenses. The Treasurer shall dispense no money in amounts over one hundred dollars ($100.00) except and only when the expenditure has been approved by the Officers. The Treasurer shall have an audit performed of the books of the Association by a Certified Public Accountant at least once a year, no later than thirty days after the end of the fiscal year. The fiscal year shall end on December 31.
Section 10. The Secretary shall sign such documents on behalf of the ADRA as needed, and maintain two copies of all minutes of meetings, both general and board meetings, with one copy submitted to the President.
Section 11. The other Board of Directors members will be appointed by the Officers and are as follows: The Marketing Director – shall promote the Association and seek out and continually communicate with any and all sponsors. He/she shall also be responsible for any and all goods and paraphernalia for which the ADRA shall require temporary or permanent storage. The Newsletter Editor – shall be responsible for initiating, finalizing, and mailing the Association Newsletter. The Race Director(s) – shall be responsible for compiling and maintaining all race statistics as well as making all contingency money payouts on the day of the race. He/she shall be the final decision maker regarding any disputes during an ADRA race. The New Membership Director – shall be responsible for any and all paperwork regarding a new member.
Section 12. The Officers of the ADRA will be held harmless by the Association from liability to third persons, resulting from any actions in their capacity as such Officers, or when engaged in the affairs or business of the ADRA. The Association will not assume any such liability caused by the willful misconduct of any Officer.
The Arizona Drag Racing Association shall not allow its name, initials or insignia to be used in commercial work, except to indicate membership, or compliance with ADRA programs, in accordance with these bylaws and rules.
Section 1. The regular meetings of the ADRA shall be held on the first Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise ordered by the ADRA or by the Executive Board.
Section 2. Special meetings can be called by the President or by any two members of the Board, and shall be called upon the written request of twenty-five percent (25%) of the members of the ADRA. The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the call. Except in cases of emergency, at least three days notice shall be given.
Section 3. A simple majority of members present at a regular meeting of the ADRA shall constitute a quorum.
Section 1. The Officers of the ADRA shall constitute the Board of Directors.
Section 2. The Board of Directors shall have general supervision of the affairs of the ADRA between its business meetings, fix the hour and place of meetings, make recommendations to the ADRA, and shall perform such other duties as are specified in these bylaws. The Board shall be subject to the orders of the ADRA, and none of its acts shall conflict with action taken by the ADRA.
Section 3. Unless otherwise ordered by the Board, regular meetings of the Board shall be held on the last Tuesday of each month. Special meetings of the Board can be called by the President and shall be called upon the written request of three members of the Board.
Section 1. The President shall be ex-officio a member of all committees except the Nominating Committee.
Section 2. All Committee Chairpersons, standing or special, shall be considered as Board Members for the term of the Committee.
Section 1. It will be the responsibility of any member wishing to race for contingency moneys to sign an ADRA Release Form before each racing event. This constitutes signing in and paying the entry free. Providing that membership is up to date, the entry fee at the race is forty dollars ($40.00) for Super Pro (electronics) Gambler, or twenty dollars ($20.00) for Pro (non-electronic) Gambler. Any non-member wishing to participate in an ADRA race must pay the entry of forty-five dollars ($45.00) for Super Pro (electronics) Gambler, or twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for Pro (non-electronic) Gambler. These non-members may participate, but will not receive any contingency points, or other perks. (SEE RACE RULES)
Section 2. It will be the responsibility of any member wishing to race for contingency moneys to display two ADRA contingency decals, one on each side of the competing vehicle, during competition.
Section 3. All contingency ADRA Race payouts will be based upon car count in both the Super Pro (electronics) Gambler and Pro (non-electronic) Gambler classes, unless a full race sponsorship has been secured for that event. Payouts to Runner-ups and Semi’s will also be determined by car count.
Section 4. Members who participate in an ADRA race are awarded points that are accumulated for each ADRA race, and the Top Point Winners at the end of the race season are awarded prizes and trophies. The point schedule is as follows: Ten points are awarded for entering the race and passing technical inspection. Each round (racer must come to the line and attempt to stage the vehicle) counts for ten points. Winner of the race receives ten additional points. Points are also awarded for qualifying position, which is based on the best reported reaction time during the two or three qualifying sessions allowed by the participating track. Points for the top ten qualifiers at each race are as follows: #1 Qualifier - ten points; #2 Qualifier – nine points; #3 Qualifier – eight points; #4 Qualifier – seven points; #5 Qualifier – six points; #6 Qualifier – five points; #7 Qualifier – four points; #8 Qualifier – three points; #9 Qualifier – two points; #10 Qualifier – one point. All time slips of each racer must be reported to the ADRA scorekeeper after each round to establish qualifying points.
30 Bonus Points will be awarded to any racer attending all ten races.
35 Bonus Points will be awarded to any racer attending 11 points races. (if season has 12 races)
40 Bonus Points will be awarded to any racer attending 12 points races. (if season has 12 races)
Section 5. The amount paid in contingency moneys for each win or runner-up slip for a non-ADRA race, only if said race does not coincide with an ADRA race, submitted by a racer will be determined by the amount in the general operating fund during that given month. The contingency money is paid as follows: Winner - $10.00 and Runner-Up - $5.00. No contingency moneys will be paid if the operating fund is below one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). Each racer is allowed a total of four slips for contingency and the slips must be presented within sixty days of the race dates on the time slips, and will only be allowed one contingency slip per race day. All winner or runner-up slips submitted are subject to verification and must be signed by a racetrack official or by an ADRA Board Member present at the particular race. Contingency money will be paid to the member at the regular scheduled general meeting. The driver, by accepting the winnings, will automatically allow publication of his/her winnings, car name, ET, MPH, and any other pertinent information in the ADRA Newsletter or any other publications the ADRA submits articles to.
Section 6. Scheduled race dates are coordinated with Arizona’s current active drag strips (Speedworld Dragstrip – Wittmann (northwest of Sun City), Firebird Raceway - near Chandler, and Southwestern International Raceway (SIR) – Tucson).
Section 7. Current ADRA race rules will apply to all current members and non-members. (SEE RACE RULES)
Section 8. ADRA shall have a volunteer member scorekeeper for each race who will collect entry fees, record reaction times during qualifying, record winners of each round of competition for points, pay all winners accordingly, and report results to the ARDA Board of Directors along with funds for the ADRA general fund.
Section 9. If, during the course of an ADRA race, a dispute should arise, the ADRA Race Director(s) shall be the final decision maker(s) regarding the dispute, provided it has nothing to do with track safety regulations and NHRA rules, and the rules enforced by participating track officials.
Section 10. Each participating track shall reserve the right to cancel a race due to inclement weather or track problems. Once an ADRA scheduled race has been cancelled, it will not be rescheduled or ‘made up’.
Section 11. At the end of the season, Points Standings will be determined by the total number of points accumulated by each racer from his/her best ten out of twelve races in each of the two classes. In the event that any race is canceled, that race will automatically be dropped for all racers. Thirty Bonus Points will be awarded to any racer attending ten races, Thirty-five Bonus Points will be awarded to any racer attending eleven races, and Forty Bonus Points will be awarded to any racer attending all twelve races. These points shall be included in the final points tabulation.
The rules contained in the current edition of ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER – NEWLY REVISED shall govern the ADRA in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the ADRA may adopt.
These bylaws can be amended at any regular meeting of the ADRA by a simple majority vote of members present, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing, and has been published in the ADRA Newsletter.
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