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2014 PTN Rules

PRO TRUCK (PT)
The Pro Truck class is the corner stone of the PTN series. This class is designed as a fast bracket class for Trucks, SUV’s, & other full-bodied vehicles.

Class Basics
- Bracket Racing
- .400 Pro Tree
- 2 Qualifying Runs
- 4.40 Index-Faster
- Index set to the one-tenth (.1) of a second. (Racers dial their own Index)
- All run.
- Sportsman Ladder (Based on best RT in qualifying)
- Pro Truck Body Rules Apply (Read Below)
- Track rules enforced in all cases not specified in PTN rules

Index
The Pro Truck class uses an Index for the dial time. Each racer will submit an Index after Time Trials, which will basically be a dial-in to the one-tenth of a second (.1), i.e. 4.20 or 3.60. The Index will no longer be tied to the time trial passes. Each racer may receive one Index change during Eliminations, faster or slower. The maximum Index (slowest) in this class is 4.40 seconds.

Qualifying
The racer’s best Reaction Time (RT) in qualifying will set the ladder for eliminations. A sportsman-type ladder will be used for this class. Qualifying points will be awarded to the Top 3 Qualifiers based on both RT & ET. Points breakdown is listed below.

Body Rules
The spirit of the Pro Truck class is for fast vehicles with full Truck and SUV type bodies to be able race against each other. Standard Truck/SUV bodies; such as Trucks, Jeeps, Blazers, and Broncos are acceptable. Bud Bodies are LEGAL. All bodies must have a minimum of a hood and go along with the spirit of the class. Any questionable bodies or gray areas regarding the body rule must be approved prior to making a qualifying pass in the Pro Truck class, or the racer risks losing a qualifying pass and/or entry fee for the weekend. Please contact the PTN staff at any time if there are any questions or gray areas to be discussed regarding the Body Rules for clarification to avoid confusion on race day.

Safety
Mandatory safety requirements for all PTN Pro Truck racers:
- 5 Point Safety Harness
- Arm Restraints
- Toe Hoop on Throttle Pedal
- Track rules enforced, if not listed here

PTN recommends the use of these safety items while in Pro Truck class action:
- HANS or similar Head-and-Neck restraint system

For any questions regarding safety requirements, contact the PTN staff at any time for clarification to avoid confusion on race day.

Points/Pro Truck
Each competitor entered in the point series will receive points as listed below in the breakdown. The racer does not have to break the beam to receive round points; however they must break the beam to advance to the next round (i.e. bye runs, single runs). Points go to the driver or team. Teams (multiple drivers) must be declared when registering for the point series at the start of the season.

Pro Truck Points Breakdown
25-Winner
20-Runner Up
15-Semi’s
10-Quarters
5-Eighths
2-Sixteenths or any other position
10-Class Entry

Qualifying Points
5-#1 Qualifier (ET)
3-#2 Qualifier (ET)
1-#3 Qualifier (ET)
5-#1 Qualifier (RT)
3-#2 Qualifier (RT)
1-#3 Qualifier (RT)
Bonus Points
2-Quickest ET in Eliminations
2-Perfect RT (.000)
2-Dead on Index (ex. 4.400 ET on 4.400 Index, to the thousandth .001)
Points will be calculated on a total of the 2 nights of competition. (Fri - Pro Shootout & Sat - Pro Truck at Little Sandy event.)

PRO SHOOTOUT (PS)
The Pro Shootout class will follow the same rules as Pro Truck, listed above. Only exception is that the body rule is not enforced, any car can enter this class. However, only vehicles that adhere to the Pro Truck Body Rule will earn points towards the PTN Pro Truck championship. Points breakdown will follow the same as Pro Truck, listed above.

PRO OUTLAW (PO)
The Pro Outlaw FE class is designed to be a heads-up class for any race car with a maximum wheel base of 150 inches.

Class Basics
- Heads-up Racing
- .400 Pro Tree
- Ladder based on Qualifying (ET)
- 150" Wheelbase Maximum - Track rules enforced in all cases not specified in these rules

Ladder
The ladder for this class will be built based up on two qualifying sessions. This class will race off of a Sportsman-style ladder (i.e. 8 car field - 1vs5, 3vs7, 2vs6, 4vs8). All entries will race in round one of eliminations.

Safety
Mandatory safety requirements for all PTN Pro Outlaw racers:
- 5 Point Safety Harness
- Full single-layer fire suit (at a minimum) *Double-Layer suit recommended*
- Arm Restraints
- Toe Hoop on Throttle Pedal
- Basic safety minimums, as listed in Vehicle Inspection Sheet attached below
- Track rules enforced, if not listed here.

PTN recommends the use of these safety items while in Pro Outlaw class competition:
- HANS or similar Head-and-Neck restraint system
- Parachute

3.5 INDEX (350)

The 3.5 Index class is a heads-up class for any configuration of race car. 3.500 is the only Index in this category.

Class Basics
- Index Racing
- .400 Pro Tree
- 3.500 Index
- All run (Cars ONLY)
- Sportsman Ladder (Based on Closest to Index in qualifying)
- Track rules enforced in all cases not specified in these rules.

Index
3.500 is the Index in this category. In the event of a double break out as the only infraction, the driver closest to 3.500 will be declared the winner.

Ladder
The ladder for this class will be built based on ET’s from 3-4 Qualifying Rounds, depending on event schedule. A sportsman-type ladder will be used for this class. Qualifying will be based on Closest to the 3.50 Index. Being quicker than the 3.50 Index in all Qualifying rounds puts the racer at the bottom of the list.

Safety
Mandatory safety requirements for all PTN 3.5 Index racers:
- 5 Point Safety Harness
- Full single-layer fire suit (at a minimum)
- Arm Restraints
- Toe Hoop on Throttle Pedal
- Basic safety minimums, as listed in Vehicle Inspection Sheet attached below
- Track rules enforced, if not listed here.

PTN recommends the use of these safety items while in 3.5 Index class competition:
- HANS or similar Head-and-Neck restraint system

3.95 INDEX PRO ATV (395)

The 3.95 Index Pro ATV class is a heads-up class for any configuration of ATV. An ATV is considered a vehicle that you ride on, not in. 3.950 is the only Index in this category.

Class Basics
- Index Racing
- .400 Pro Tree
- 3.950 Index
- All run (ATV’s ONLY)
- Sportsman Ladder (Based on Closest to Index in qualifying)
- Track rules enforced in all cases not specified in these rules.

Index
3.950 is the Index in this category. In the event of a double break out as the only infraction, the driver closest to 3.950 will be declared the winner.

Ladder
The ladder for this class will be built based on ET’s from 3-4 Qualifying Rounds, depending on event schedule. A sportsman-type ladder will be used for this class. Qualifying will be based on Closest to the 3.95 Index. Being quicker than the 3.95 Index in all Qualifying rounds puts the racer at the bottom of the list.

Safety
Mandatory safety requirements for all PTN 3.95 Index Pro ATV racers:
- 3/4 Length Long Sleeve Shirt & Long Pants (at a minimum)
- Over the Ankle Boots.
- Working Tether Switch to kill power to the ATV.
- Basic safety minimums, as listed in Vehicle Inspection Sheet attached below
- Track rules enforced, if not listed here.

PTN recommends the use of these safety items while in 3.95 Index Pro ATV class competition:
- Tekvest, or similar body protection system.

Points/3.95 Index
Each competitor entered in the point series will receive points as listed below in the breakdown. The racer does not have to break the beam to receive round points; however they must break the beam to advance to the next round (i.e. bye runs, single runs). Points go to the driver or team. Teams (multiple drivers) must be declared when registering for the point series at the start of the season.

3.95 Index Pro ATV Points Breakdown
25-Winner
20-Runner Up
15-Semi’s
10-Quarters
5-Eighths
2-Sixteenths or any other position
10-Class Entry

Qualifying Points (Closest to Index without breaking out, win or lose.)
5-#1 Closest to Index (Qualifying)
3-#2 Closest to Index (Qualifying)
1-#3 Closest to Index (Qualifying)
Bonus Points
2-Perfect RT (.000)
2-Dead on Index (ex. 3.500 ET on 3.500 Index, to the thousandth .001)
Points will be calculated based on a racer’s Best 2 of 3 finishes on the season.

IRONMAN (IRON)

The Ironman class is a bracket category on a Sportsman tree open to any Car or ATV entry. This class is designed as a big bracket class that anyone can enter. The winner of this class at each event will receive a Special PTN 5’ Tall Trophy.

Class Basics
- Bracket Racing
- .400 Sportsman Tree
- Open Dial
- All run. (Cars and ATVs)
- Ladder based on Random Draw
- Track rules enforced in all cases not specified in these rules.

Ladder
The ladder for this class will be built based up on numbers drawn by the racer during registration. Entry & draw must be completed prior to close of registration to race and be placed on the round one ladder. Dial-In should also be submitted at time of registration. There will be no Time Trials for this class. Racers will have to enter Test and Tune for passes prior to Eliminations. Cars and ATVs will be separated until the final round.

PSDA HEADS-UP CLASSES (PSDA)

PTN has joined forces with PSDA to offer Heads-Up ATV racing in 2014. These classes provide a venue for high quality Pro ATV racing. All rules for these classes fall under the PSDA umbrella. View PSDA Rules.

Classes
- Class 1: Single-Cylinder (Limited)
- Class 2: Single-Cylinder (Unlimited)
- Class 3: Twin 0-650 (Limited)
- Class 4: Twin 650+ (Limited)
- Class 5: Twin Open (Unlimited)
- Class 6: Three-Cylinder (Unlimited)
- Class 7: Four-Cylinder (Unlimited)

General Guidelines
- Each entry fills out regular registration form choosing one of the above classes. (One class per ATV)
- Each entry fills out PSDA registration form choosing one PSDA Record class to track for records. (One class per ATV)
- Rider name must be stated on registration forms.
- Rider can only race one ATV per class.
- All classes are run on a .400 Pro Tree with a Pro-style Ladder.
- Any other rule falls under PSDA Rule Set, if not stated then Track Rule Set kicks in, in that order.

GENERAL RULES
- A driver may only enter ONE vehicle per class.
- There may be NO driver substitutions once eliminations have begun.
- Alcoholic beverages are PROHIBITED while drivers & crews are in competition.
- Any rules not stated revert to home track’s rule set.

PTN CONTACTS
Buddy Hammett - 248-755-9175 or buddy@protrucknationals.com


PTN Sponsors


Midwest Coatings www.midwestcoatingsmi.com

Proformance Prototypes www.proformanceprototypesllc.com

Kimbley Racing / Okmulgee, OK


Ross Racing / Fresno, CA

Precision Powersports www.precisionpowersports.com


Autometer Products

D&J Powder Coating www.djpowdercoat.com/
Full PTN Sponsor List
PTN Partners


Atoka Motorsports Park / Atoka, OK www.atokasanddrags.com

Little Sandy Raceway / Grayson, KY www.littlesandy.com

Newtown Dragway / Newtown, VA www.newtowndragway.com

Lone Star Graphics / Burleson, TX www.lonestargraphics.com

National Sand Drag News www.NationalSandDragNews.com

PSDA - Pro Sand Drags Association www.prosanddrags.com

Sand Drag Central www.sanddragcentral.com

ATVDragRacer.com
www.atvdragracer.com


TB Web Development www.TBWebDevelopment.com