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I found this post on the NHRA website from 1998.


E.T. Brackets
The biggest news in E.T. Bracket racing is the development of rules to
accommodate electric-powered vehicles. Current plans are for the
electric cars to run in E.T. Brackets only, in their own eliminator
(similar to E.T. Snowmobile). Said NHRA Western Region Tech Director
Jerry Valentine, "It may be hard for some to believe, but we have these
cars showing up at NHRA member facilities ready to go racing. The
chassis are built according to NHRA guidelines, but we have nothing
that relates to a vehicle powered by something other than an
internal-combustion engine. So I've worked with several electric-car
organizations to come up with a basic set of rules that establish
minimum standards for the proper operation of electric-powered vehicles
and are simple for the technical inspector to enforce."


According to this, electric vehicles can't run in the same eliminator
class as other ICE cars or bikes of the same body/chassis style but
must run against each other only for purposes of elimination.

Has this been changed or are we out of luck wanting to run bike
eliminator with AGNS, Pro Eliminator with OJ, or Street Eliminator with
the Electropolitan?

Shawn Lawless


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In a message dated 7/30/2007 9:34:32 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
[email protected] writes:
> A anomaly
> Date:7/30/2007 9:34:32 AM US Mountain Standard Time
> From:[email protected]
> Reply-to:[email protected]
> To:[email protected]
> Received from Internet:
>
>
>
> I found this post on the NHRA website from 1998.
>
>
> E.T. Brackets
> The biggest news in E.T. Bracket racing is the development of rules to
> accommodate electric-powered vehicles. Current plans are for the
> electric cars to run in E.T. Brackets only, in their own eliminator
> (similar to E.T. Snowmobile). Said NHRA Western Region Tech Director
> Jerry Valentine, "It may be hard for some to believe, but we have these
> cars showing up at NHRA member facilities ready to go racing. The
> chassis are built according to NHRA guidelines, but we have nothing
> that relates to a vehicle powered by something other than an
> internal-combustion engine. So I've worked with several electric-car
> organizations to come up with a basic set of rules that establish
> minimum standards for the proper operation of electric-powered vehicles
> and are simple for the technical inspector to enforce."
>
>
> According to this, electric vehicles can't run in the same eliminator
> class as other ICE cars or bikes of the same body/chassis style but
> must run against each other only for purposes of elimination.
>
> Has this been changed or are we out of luck wanting to run bike
> eliminator with AGNS, Pro Eliminator with OJ, or Street Eliminator with
> the Electropolitan?
>
> Shawn Lawless
>
If so NHRA has not been enforceing this because I have raced in the NHRA
summit points series for now my 5th year.This includes 4 division 7 series finals
not including this year which I am again qualified and will be attending with
my bracket currenteliminator.Will I now be forced to repay the prize money I
have made in the past 5 years? Dennis Berube
 

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Shawn and All,
I've been meaning to post about this, but...back on June 3rd we took the
RX-7 to Bandimere Speedway for the Import Street Tuner Mayhem. Tech
inspection was fun, as the guy hadn't seen an eelectric before, and neither
had the other inspector that he called over to help him! I just did the
"this car has been here before and has the kill switch on the back, etc.,
See?", and was fine. After a couple of time only runs we ended up bracket
racing in the Super Modified class (14.00-16.99). I made it through the
first round when the other guy red-lighted. Unfortunately, I got a little
anxious in the second round and red-lighted myself. The car is very
traction limited with street tires, so I'm going on the last yellow instead
of the green! The young import guys were all over the car while charging in
the pits, and we got to hang next to a kid's 9 second Honda that some
friends of the family were running. Anyway, if we had continued through the
day and actually won something, I wonder if any losers would protest having
to race eelectrics, and this NHRA rule would have come up? I hope someone
checks into this...
Suck Amps,
BB


>From: [email protected]
>Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 13:07:26 EDT
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>In a message dated 7/30/2007 9:34:32 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
>[email protected] writes:
>> Date:7/30/2007 9:34:32 AM US Mountain Standard Time
>> From:[email protected]
>>
>> I found this post on the NHRA website from 1998.
>>
>> E.T. Brackets
>> The biggest news in E.T. Bracket racing is the development of rules to
>> accommodate electric-powered vehicles. Current plans are for the
>> electric cars to run in E.T. Brackets only, in their own eliminator
>> (similar to E.T. Snowmobile). Said NHRA Western Region Tech Director
>> Jerry Valentine, "It may be hard for some to believe, but we have these
>> cars showing up at NHRA member facilities ready to go racing. The
>> chassis are built according to NHRA guidelines, but we have nothing
>> that relates to a vehicle powered by something other than an
>> internal-combustion engine. So I've worked with several electric-car
>> organizations to come up with a basic set of rules that establish
>> minimum standards for the proper operation of electric-powered vehicles
>> and are simple for the technical inspector to enforce."
>>
>>
>> According to this, electric vehicles can't run in the same eliminator
>> class as other ICE cars or bikes of the same body/chassis style but
>> must run against each other only for purposes of elimination.
>>
>> Has this been changed or are we out of luck wanting to run bike
>> eliminator with AGNS, Pro Eliminator with OJ, or Street Eliminator with
>> the Electropolitan?
>>
>> Shawn Lawless
>>
>If so NHRA has not been enforceing this because I have raced in the NHRA
>summit points series for now my 5th year.This includes 4 division 7 series
>finals
>not including this year which I am again qualified and will be attending with
>my bracket currenteliminator.Will I now be forced to repay the prize money I
>have made in the past 5 years? Dennis Berube
 
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