After multiple days of continuous rainfall the skies have finally broke and sunshine is on the way, our crew have been working on getting the track surface in racing shape since late yesterday afternoon.  Today is the Summit ET Series Finals where a few participants will not only go home crowned as champions & race winners but also possibly taking home an elusive NHRA Wally Trophy! Original race start time was set to start at 9am but based on the hourly forecast it looks like the sunshine that we desperately need on the surface will be showing up around that same time so it looks like a 10am, possibly 1030am start time, so if you’re at home on the couch wondering what to do today, you’ve got time, ECD is the place to be!

THIS WEEKEND AT ECD!

While we had a full schedule planned for this weekend at ECD it looks like Mother Nature does not want us racing Friday so besides early parking for our out of town guests coming in for Saturday’s NHRA Summit ET Series Finals and some crew out there working on the track there won’t be much going on at ECD tonight.


The good news is the gates open at 8AM on Saturday and the weather for the rest of the weekend is set to be 60’s and sunny, perfect horsepower weather! Join us for our rescheduled Summit ET Series 2019 Finals (Wally race!) for a packed day with two back to back races going on at once.  Sunday if you didn’t get enough racing feel free to stick around for our Sunday Funday Test & Tune session which should have the track easily on kill after the hundreds of laps the ET cars will be making on the surface the day prior.

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.