Horsepower Wars $10K Drag Shootout Rules Overview - PRELIMINARY
Updated February 14, 2018
This is an outline of the preliminary 2018 Horsepower Wars $10K Drag Shootout (“Shootout”) Rules (“Rules”). This is neither the final, nor the complete version of the Rules that will govern the Shootout. This is an outline of the Rules merely designed to assist potential Shootout competitors with deciding if they would like to enter the Shootout for 2018, and to determine the requirements of their potential team leader, driver, and build team. Final Rules will be released prior to May 1, 2018. THESE RULES ARE PRELIMINARY AND WILL BE REFINED AND CHANGED. THE RULES MAY BE CHANGED BY HORSEPOWER WARS OFFICIALS. If there are areas of this outline that you would like clarification on, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overview of Shootout: Teams will compete against each other to see who can build the quickest drag racing car (“Vehicle”) over a period of 10 days, with a budget of $10,000 -- which will consist of $3,000 in cash and a $7,000 Summit Racing Equipment Gift Card. Each team (“Team”) will consist of one (1) team leader (“Team Leader”), and four (4) crew (“Crew”) members. Among the team of five (5) people, one driver must be pre-identified. Team leader shall be the original Applicant for the Shootout; and will lead the team and be the final decision maker for all decisions during the Shootout. During the Shootout, there will be surprise bonuses, competitions, and challenges that can assist, or hurt, the chances of each Team’s ability to build their vehicle and win.
Prizes: The winning Team will win their vehicle and shall be awarded $10,000 in cash, payable by Summit Motorsports Park at the conclusion of the 2018 Shakedown at the Summit in Norwalk, Ohio.
Build Location & Details: The Shootout builds start in July 2018. Each Team will have ten (10) days to buy and build their Vehicle in accordance with the Rules of the Shootout. The entire build will be done by each Team in Murrieta, CA at the Horsepower Wars Tech Center Facility (“Facility”). Each Team will be provided a lift, and access to tools, equipment (including welding equipment), and shall have access to a chassis dyno in the Facility. After the ten day build process, each vehicle will be impounded prior to the race portion of the Shootout.
Race Location: The race portion of the Horsepower Wars Shootout shall be conducted at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio during the 2018 Shakedown at Summit event, September 13-16, 2018. Friday, September 14, 2018 shall be a “Prep” day for each Team. Each Team may work on, prepare and/or complete any final details on their Vehicle on Friday, and will receive a “repair budget” of up to $500 cash that they may utilize through the weekend (in addition to any money saved from the original build). However, Vehicle may not leave the impound area.
Race & Test Days: Saturday, September 15 each Team may make up to two (2) test passes with their Vehicle. The ET and MPH will be shown on the scoreboards and to other competitors. Sunday, September 16 is race day. Competitors will be permitted (2) qualifying runs. The average of the 2 qualifying runs will determine who makes the final race. The two (2) competitors who have the quickest average E.T. after the 2 qualifying runs will advance to the final race. The final race will determine the winner of the Vehicle and the $10,000 cash prize.
Build Times: The Tech Center shall be made available to each team at 8:00 am PST until 8:00 PM PST for the first eight (8) days of the Build. For the final two (2) days of the Build, Tech Center hours shall be amended to 8:00 am PST until Midnight. At the conclusion of midnight on the final day, each Team shall be removed from the build area and the Vehicles shall be sealed and impounded.
Media: All media devices (including phones, cameras) will be impounded and no photos or videos may be captured unless by a Horsepower Wars videographer or photographer. All information about the Shootout, Team, Build, etc. will be embargoed and is not for release.
Rules on Vehicle:
Team Selection Process:
Travel & Taxes: Winning team will be responsible for state and federal taxes on the vehicle and prize money. Teams are responsible for travel, lodging, and transportation during builds and race event. Lunch shall be provided each day during the 10-day vehicle build.
Agreement to be bound by Rules - All participants, by applying to compete in the Shootout, agree to be bound by the Rules including any regulations, terms, and decisions - in any form - made by Horsepower Wars Officials. All decisions made, before, during or after, the Shootout, are final.
2/14/18 - Section 15: Fragola hose & fittings, and E3 spark plug wires, added to the parts provided at no charge to the teams.