Author: Ryan Milliken

NHRA Blue Collar Brackets w/High Roller Side Pot.  Join us at Emerald Coast Dragway with your 2020 ET racing plans, our program is aimed at the local racer seeking an affordable family fun racing environment that you can rely on while still offering an alternative for those looking to race for bigger purses. Listed below are 8 points race dates as well as the potential Division 2 finals date that we’d love to send a team to compete at.  As of the time of this document being published (25 November 2019) the below dates do not conflict with local ET programs at Atmore, Montgomery, Powerhouse or even Gulfport with their King of the Coast and IHRA Summit ET series dates. Once finalized, this program will be set in stone on dates, entry fee & purse structure as well as race format, so mark your calendar & look forward to a great year of racing at the Emerald Coast Dragway.

 


January 11

February 22

April 4

May 16

June 20

July 4 (single race day accompanying outlaw pro mods)

August 22

September 26 ECD FINALS (WALLY RACE)

October 10 NHRA DIV 2 FINALS (DATE/LOC. TBD)


Each Saturday date will consist of two complete points races in one day, with the following Sunday reserved as a rain-date. Race day will start with two time shots then into eliminations. The 2nd race of the day will get one time shot then into eliminations. First or second round buybacks time permitting.

Super Pro ET $60, $30 buy backs.

Pro ET $50, $25 buy backs.

Sportsman ET $40, $20 buy backs.

JR Dragster ET $30, $15 buy backs.

Payout purse structure will be 100% payback, up to 16 entries pays 2 spots, between 16 and 32 entries pays 4 spots, beyond 32 entries pays 8 spots. At up to 16 entries, the winner and runner up will split the purse 70/30. At 16-32 entries the semi finalists will get their entry fee back and the winner and runner up will split the remaining purse 70/30. Beyond 32 entries the quarter finalists will get their entry fee back, semi finalists will get double their entry fee back and the winner and runner up will split the remaining purse 70/30. An example of this would be Pro ET with 18 cars, total purse is $900, the semi finalists will get $50 back each, runner up gets $240  while winner takes home $560.

Aside from the standard entry fee and purse, there will be an optional last racer standing high roller side pot purse. This can be entered when purchasing your tech card at the gate or in the tower prior to first round eliminations. Entry fee is equal to the entry fee for the class being contested and is paid in full to the last remaining racer that entered the side pot. The side pot has no effect on points and does not have to be entered for both daily races.

Any racer who enters a race in the 2020 Summit ET Series will automatically be enrolled into the points series.  Champions will be crowned with championship jackets and 2021 ECD Gold Cards,  we will also have plenty of trophies and big checks along the way as well as a chance at representing ECD at the 2020 NHRA Division 2 Summit ET Series Finals in October.

An entry is considered “in the race” if an appropriate tech card is turned in at tech inspection and the car has crossed the line into the burnout box, at this point & time show up points will be awarded and the entry fee will be added to the race day purse and can not be refunded. An exception to this rule is if the entry is unable to make the call to the 2nd race of the day due to an issue that arises during the 1st race of the day. Entry refunds or a clean tech card to use at the next Summit ET series race are available at race control in the tower.


We look forward to racing with you at the Emerald Coast Dragway in 2020, if you have any questions, comments, concerns or even any input that could better the program we are all ears, contact us via email or by messaging us on social media or you can even call/text our track phone at 850-603-3991. Thank you! -Team ECD

 

 

SUNDAY FUNDAY AND 28 SHOOTOUT

A few locked in cars for tomorrow’s Sunday Funday 28 Shootout! Saturday’s forecast rained on our Grand Hustle race day plans but these guys were already loaded up & ready to race. We’re doing $150 entry car/driver, 100% purse split in the finals 60/40 also with the track kicking in the finalists entry fee’s back to them on top of the purse.
 
There’s always room for more, if you’re on 28’s and not too far from ECD, lets sweeten up the pot and get our race on! Gates open at 11AM, track hot 12PM, shakedown at 1PM, chip draw 130PM, eliminations to begin at 2PM. 

It is with great discontent that we must announce this weekends Grand Hustle Season Finale race will be a total rainout, however we are moving the weekends race program to December 21st where we our good friend Bobby Ducote has graciously allowed us to share the date with his NPK vs ECD shindig so look for some big names to be filling up the big tire invitational!

The decision of rescheduling what was to be an awesome race weekend was not taken lightly, with what was going to be an impressive car count and a lot of excited spectators headed our way the only thing keeping us from racing was simply the weather forecast. Beginning of this week it was stated as a 50% chance, clearing by afternoon which we could have worked with but as the week went on the forecast steadily worsened with the rain chances up to now an 80% chance with numerous thunderstorms forecasted throughout the afternoon.  An entire afternoon forecasted of rain & thunderstorms and cooler weather on the back side of this front and a 430PM sunset, we’re left with no Saturday to work with.

Friday’s early parking & pro tire testing has also been cancelled since there’s no need for any of that if we’re not racing on Saturday.  We’re looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday for our extended hours Sunday Funday with a 28N/T shootout thrown in!

The Grand Hustle – Last… Man… Standing!

Big Tire Invitational

28X N/T

6.50

True Street N/T


***FRIDAY PRO TIRE TESTING***

Weather permitting we will be hosting a Friday evening test session from 6pm-11pm with one lane slick prep, other lane small tire / radial prep.  There will be no “hard tires” on the track this evening in order to maintain a premium racing surface. Cost is $100/car and includes driver entry +1 crew member.  Additional crew member’s will be $15 or kids 12 & under free as always.


***SATURDAY RACE DAY***

Race day gates open at 10AM, track hot by 12PM for 1HR of open shakedown. Organized qualifying/time shots (2 total) by class to begin at 1PM starting with 28X, then True Street, then 6.50, then Big Tire Invitational.  Drivers meeting for all N/T classes at the tech shed 230PM followed by 28X and True Street to the lanes for pairing. Opening ceremonies and first round eliminations by 3PM and we’ll round robin the classes hoping for finals by 8PM.


***SUNDAY FUNDAY***

Anyone with any racing left in them that still wants some more, our regularly scheduled and open to the public Sunday Funday begins at 12PM with the gates opening and the track hot 1-6PM, Sunday Funday tech cards are $10 and if you have a race day wristband on you’re more than welcome to stick around & enjoy the afternoon.