Tech/Rules Eliminator


CC4W Competition Rules and Regulations for:




The fallowing rules are for ELIMINATOR CLASS VEHICLES ONLY. All rules must be strictly adhered to. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our club.


Driver Safety


  1. NHRA approved 5 point seat belts and harnesses are mandatory. harness and seat belt must be fastened to suitable mountings with 3/8″ minimum steel bolts. Harness must be attached to roll cage so that it cannot slide off either side of seat. The harness may not be attached to the top of the roll cage or to the back of the seat. Harness must enter 2″ below the highest part of the shoulder and be in a continuous angle over the highest part of the shoulder. Harnesses must be mounted to manufacturers specifications.
  2. All drivers of any vehicles in any class must wear approved fire-suit and proper footwear. Suits must be kept in good condition.
  3. All drivers and passengers must wear either eye goggles or face shield at all times.
  4. Full coverage racing type safety helmets are mandatory (with ear and skull protection). Helmets must meet SNELL 2000 specs and be in good condition.
  5. Side nets are mandatory on all vehicles. Nets must be 18″ x 18″ minimum with a quick release type system for either top or bottom.
  6. Each vehicle will carry attached to the vehicle within easy reach of driver in plain view a charged dry chemical fire extinguisher, with a dial gauge equipped with a suitable quick release bracket, or a comparable halon filled fire extinguisher. No tape or bungee cords for mounting purposes.
  7. All vehicles must be race-ready for technical inspection. Driver must be in vehicle with his or her helmet and fire suit and with his or her belt and harness fastened. Only the driver is permitted in vehicle during inspection.


Running Rules


  1. The running gear of each vehicle will be inspected by the tech committee to verify the safety of such critical parts as steering, brakes, welds, tire condition, etc., prior to each event or course. The vehicle must have suitable brakes with firm pedal.
  2. Brake test: each driver must demonstrate the ability to stop vehicles in a reasonably straight line and in a reasonable distance. any vehicle involved in a rollover must be towed off and re-inspected prior to another run.
  3. Anyone whose shoulder harness becomes disconnected must stop, reconnect their harness, then proceed, otherwise he or she will be disqualified from that event.
  4. All drivers must remain in harness until safely off the track in all events. In case of a breakdown or rollover, remain in harness until told otherwise.
  5. Once a driver is in staging, he or she must be wearing his or her helmet and with his or her belt and harness fastened.
  6. No loose objects permitted inside vehicle during competition.
  7. No part of the driver’s body is allowed to protrude beyond the cage and/or body of the vehicle. Driver will be disqualified from that event if he or she does.
  8. Any driver under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, regardless of quantity, will be disqualified from the event, and subject to suspension or revocation of competitive privileges at the discretion of the rules committee.
  9. No alcoholic beverages allowed in the pit area or on the race course.
  10. Only licensed drivers 16 years of age and older may compete. Any driver under 18 years of age must have signed permission from parent or guardian to enter competitive events.
  11. Each driver must bring his or her own vehicle to staging line unassisted.
  12. The rules committee may reject a novice driver from competition, if in their opinion they feel the driver is unable to handle the vehicle.
  13. Close-off time for registration is 9:45 am, and technical inspection is 10:30 am. Drivers meeting will be shortly thereafter.
  14. No one under 16 years of age is allowed in the pit area. Pit passes must be obtained and displayed to gain entrance into the pit area. Four people plus driver.
  15. All racing vehicles must remain in the pit area after being inspected.
  16. Idle speed at all times when in the pit area or while going to and coming from the track.
  17. Let staging or tower know if you are unable to compete.
  18. Staging all events:
    1. Drivers have 3 minutes after each call for class to stage.
    2. Eliminator Events: Driver must be staged within 30 seconds of his or her opponent.
  19. If you go completely off the track cutting a corner short, you must take a stop and go penalty.
  20. If your vehicle becomes stuck or stalls, you will be given a reasonable length of time to get started.
  21. All vehicles must have and use four wheel drive. Buggies are excepted from this rule. In the event of a drive line failure, a vehicle may finish that run in two wheel drive. A run is green to checkered flag, and vehicle must be able to run competitively.
  22. Crossing of the lane boundary (vehicle hitting track markers, such as cones) is an automatic disqualification in designated areas.
  23. Each vehicle must complete their staging to be eligible to place during the eliminator event.
  24. No paddle tires.
  25. Rulesmen may clarify a class at a meet. Rulesmen will not be responsible for the misclassing of any vehicle.
  26. Each driver claims his or her classification. If a driver claims the wrong classification, he or she will be disqualified. In case of doubt a driver will notify the tech inspectors at the time the vehicle is being inspected. Only one vehicle per driver per class. Once a vehicle has passed through tech inspection, there will be no refund of the registration fee for any reason.


Body, each vehicle shall have a minimum body as follows:


  1. Hoods shall be required to protect the driver from leakage of gas, battery, oil, and cooling system.
  2. Fenders are required.
  3. Full front and rear firewalls and full floorboards and beds in pickups are required.(beds are for stock vehicles)
  4. A bolted tailgate or suitable brace securely bolted or welded is required. A suitable brace is a 3/4″ bar or a 1″ x 1″ x 1/8″ angle or a 1″ x 1/2″ strap.
  5. The body must be constructed of steel, fiberglass, aluminum, high density polylene plastic (.070″ thick) or a combination of these materials. Minimum thickness of all materials is 22 gauge. The body of said vehicle must have a complete floor with a minimum body height of 12″ starting from floor and completely encompassing sides and rear around the driver’s compartment. The body will have no sharp edges.
  6. All glass/plastic windows and lenses other than a DOT approved windshield needs to be rolled down, removed or taped to eliminate the clean up of glass/plastic shards should there be breakage. This includes head/tail lights, running lights, turn signals, fixed rear/side windows, ect.


Driver’s Compartment


  1. This area shall extend from the front firewall to the rear firewall, from body side to opposite body side and from floor to top of roll cage. Must be constructed of steel or aluminum. No plastic or fiberglass in this area, except for stock fiberglass bodies.
  2. Vehicles with adjustable seats must have seats locked in position with a bolt or pin to prevent any movement.
  3. All transmission coolers, engine oil coolers, and radiators must be located outside of the driver’s compartment and must be protected in a manner to not injure driver or spectator. All rear mounted radiators must have the overflow tube directed down through the floor.




  1. All vehicles with automatic transmissions and clutch automatics or manual transmisions must have a neutral safety switch.
  2. All batteries must be contained within the body of the vehicle and securely mounted. Those mounted in other than stock location must be in a completely enclosed container and securely mounted.All batteries must be secured by an automotive top type hold down device inside the battery box. Batteries located in a stock location must have insulated terminal caps or covers.


Roll Cages


  1. Roll cages shall be of sufficient strength to protect vehicle occupants in all reasonable circumstances.
  2. All vehicles regardless of body style or class must have 6-point cage to the frame and have ample gussets.
  3. All parts of roll cage must be 1 3/4″ or larger o. d. steel with .095″ wall thickness minimum. Front and rear hoop of cage must extend sufficiently above, in front, and behind the driver’s head and shoulders. Exception: 1-1/2″ od tubing acceptable for buggies.
  4. Top bracing bars must connect to front and rear roll bars on both sides no lower than 6″ from corners at top of roll cage. Some sort of side impact protection is highly recommended such as Jeep “Half Doors”. Any door without DOT approved latches/handles or “door skin” used will be required to be of adequate strength to not be pushed into driver compartment in the event of a vehicle roll over.
  5. All vehicles must have a center top roof bar. Windshields and windows wider than 36″ must have a center bar. All vehicles cannot use the factory windshield posts as a roll cage attachment point.(A factory Jeep rollcage is attached to the windshield frame). A windshield loop must be added that must be attached to vehicle frame.(Not the winshield hinge bolt plates)
  6. All vehicles must have top protection. Minimum 1/8″ aluminum or minimum 18 gauge steel bolted or welded to gussets. Minimum coverage from front loop to rear loop to center roof bar on driver’s side. Stock Jeeps may use a factory hard top.Stock vehicle roofs will be acceptable.
  7. Square tubing is not permitted.
  8. No threaded pipe or thread joints of any kind are permitted.
  9. All vehicles must have a minimum of 1 diagonal bar or x-brace excluding center seaters, which must have an x-brace (vehicles with narrow cages).




  1. All vehicles will be tested at the track.
  2. No vehicle will be allowed to race without mufflers.NO OPEN HEADERS OR STRAIGHT PIPES
  3. If mufflers fall off during a race, vehicle must pull over and shut off engine as soon as possible.
  4. Buggy Mufflers: Must face towards the ground (not sideways or up)


Fuel Systems


  1. All fuel lines, fuel pumps, and fuel cells must be outside of the driver’s compartment and must be protected from collision.
  2. OEM gas tanks in stock location only.
  3. All non stock cells must have rollover valve or trap to prevent leakage in the event of a rollover.
  4. Spare gas cans are not permitted in or on the vehicle.


Drive Line


  1. Definition of Four Wheel Drive: To classify as a four wheel drive vehicle, the vehicle must have automotive type front and rear axle housing, each containing a ring and pinion gear, axles and carrier assembly, and each must be propelled by an automotive type drive shaft. No hydraulic or starter motor drives. The vehicle must be capable of driving on its front wheels for a specific length of 100 yards to prove the vehicle has front wheel drive.
  2. All 4×4 standard shift vehicles must have a steel scatter shield 1/4″ x 6″ with 180-degree coverage minimum and shall be affixed over the flywheel and clutch assembly or NHRA approved bell housing.
  3. It is highly recommended that all vehicles have an NHRA approved blanket or vest 180 degrees or scatter shield 1/4″ x 12″ minimum steel around the working components of the transmission.
  4. All vehicles with drive shafts 12″ or longer must have drive shaft loops to prevent shaft from hitting the ground. Measurements taken from center of u-joints.


Women’s Classes


  1. Women may register for either men’s competition or women’s competition but may not register for both. They may not change from men’s to women’s for different events during the same meet.
  2. Classes for competition will be the same as for male competitors.

All rules and technical inspections are subject to change and interpretation by our club racing committee.

Any questions? CONTACT US.