RULES DOCUMENT
Super Diesel Shootout™ sponsored by Shell Rotella®

Tulsa Raceway Park - Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 20-21, 2013

The Super Diesel Shootout sponsored by Shell Rotella® is a two-day celebration of diesel power, durability, and capability. This two-day event will be open to the public. Vehicles with a diesel-fueled engine will be allowed to participate in the competition. Gasoline-powered support vehicles are welcome to participate in the Mud Bog only.

The event itself will take form in three categories: Motorsports, Technology Transfer, and Show-‘n’-Shine Event. The Motorsport component of the event will have three sub categories: A. Drag Racing, B. Shop Truck Challenge, and C. Sled Pull 101.

The Mud Bog is a non-competitive event and will not be judged.


I. OVERVIEW OF EVENT


1. Motorsports


A. Drag Racing

Five Classes:
• Bracket Race class
• Manual Transmission class (heads-up)
• Grudge-Race class (For trucks 11.49 seconds or quicker running DOT slicks, drag radials, or pure slicks.)
• Big Rig Showdown class (open to street-driven and legally registered) Class 6,7,8 trucks with gross vehicle weight ratings of more than 33,000 pounds
• Exhibition Drag Racing class featuring fast big rigs, jet-powered vehicles, and diesel dragsters, (basically anything that shows up that is tube chassis will run in this exhibition class)

B. Diesel Shop Truck Challenge
• This will be a diesel triathlon Qualifying will be held on Friday. The field size, to be determined, will be based on the results of the Friday e.t. in the quarter-mile. The named field will then compete in the Shop Truck Challenge. - Each of these 20 trucks must compete in all three events:

- The top 20 quickest trucks in the quarter-mile from Friday will compete again on Saturday on the drag strip (heads up)
- Chassis Dyno test for most peak horsepower
- Sled pull on 300-foot dirt track

C. Sled Pull 101
• This will be a demonstration and instructional session on how to sled pull with a diesel pickup
• We'll have a Super Stock (approx. 2,000hp tube-chassis sled pulling truck) make some demonstration passes, and then we'll invite the public to bring their pickups out, and see how their truck matches up against a Super Stock truck.

2. Show-N-Shine Event
Awards for outstanding vehicle presentation, appearance, and design
Classes:
• Best Of Show Diesel Truck
• Best Of Show Work Truck
• Best Diesel Engine
• Best Interior
• Best Paint
• Best Suspension Lifted
• Best Pre 2000 Truck
• Best Diesel Powered Non-Truck
• Best Truck more than 250,000 miles on the odometer
• Highest Mileage Award
• Best Heavy Duty (Class 6, 7, or 8)
• Best Club Participation
• Diesel Power Magazine Editor's Choice
• 8-Lug Magazine/Work Truck Review Editor's Choice

3. Technology Transfer
• Chassis Dyno Testing

4. Mud Bog
• A non-competitive event open to diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles.

II. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday

-Registration and Tech begins: 10:00am
-Gates Open at 12:00 noon
-Tech Inspection Shop Truck Challenge at 10:00am
-Tech Inspection For other 5 classes of drag racing
-Tech licensing and chassis certifications that have been requested in advance of Tulsa Raceway Park may be accommodated in limited amounts. Please arrange in advance by emailing: superdiesel@sorc.com
-Chassis Dyno opens at 1:00pm
-Qualifying for Shop Truck Challenge begins at: 7:00pm
-Oil analysis available until 7:00pm
-Jet drag exhibitions after dark at 10:00pm
-Mug Bog TBD

Saturday
-Gates Open at 8:00am
-Show ‘n’ Shine vehicles to be parked by 9:00am, judging to be completed by 2:00 pm, awards at 3:00pm
-Dyno open at 8:00 am for the 20 Shop Truck Challenge competitors
-Drag racing for five classes of drag racing begins at 9:00 am
-Sled Pulling 101 begins at 11:00 am
-Drag racing for Shop Truck Challenge begins at 2:00 pm
-Oil analysis all day
-Shell Diesel Oil Symposium at 1:00pm
-Mud Bog TBD
-Exhibition drag racing throughout the day
- Shop Truck Challenge Sled Pull to begin at 6:00pm
-Jet drag exhibitions after dark at 10:00pm

Schedule will be updated frequently and is subject to change pending weather and other factors.


III. RULES


1. Motorsport

A. Drag Racing

In no way are these rules intended to supersede or replace the current NHRA and/or IHRA and/or Track Rules.

Basic NHRA and/or IHRA Rules:


-14.00 seconds and slower 1/4 mile (8.60 1/8th mile): For all vehicles going down the track, mandated equipment includes:
• Pants, Sleeved shirts and shoes
• Auto transmission Reverse lockout
• Neutral Safety switch
• Liquid overflow
• Working taillights
• Seatbelts
• Master Electrical shutoff (if battery has been moved from OEM position)
-13.99 seconds and quicker 1/4 mile (8.59 1/8th mile): Previous rules apply including but not limited to the following:
• Drive line loop with slicks
• Approved helmet (SNELL rating of 2005 or 2010, as well as those with an SFI rating of 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.A or 41.2A.)
• SFI 3.2A/1 approved jacket for vehicles with a non-OEM installed turbocharger

-11.99 seconds and quicker 1/4 mile (7.49 1/8th mile): Previous rules apply including but not limited to the following:
• Steel Valve Stems in all tubeless tires

-11.49 seconds and quicker 1/4 mile (7.35 1/8th mile): Previous rules apply including but not limited to the following:
• SFI 1.1 or 1.2 Flywheel / Clutch
• SFI 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 Bellhousing or 9.1 Flywheel shield
• SFI 3.2A/1 approved jacket Roll Bar and padding
• SFI approved seat belts
• Drive line loop on all vehicles

-10.99 seconds and quicker 1/4 mile (6.99 1/8th mile): Previous rules apply including but not limited to the following:
• SFI 4.1 Transmission shield
• Aftermarket axles and axle retainers
• SFI Harmonic Balancer
• Roll Cage with altered floor pans or non-OEM firewall or 135 mph – Window Net required
• Auto trans locking-type dipstick
• Roll Cage padding

-9.99 seconds and quicker 1/4 mile (6.39 1/8th mile) or 135 mph: Previous rules apply including but not limited to the following:
• NHRA and/or IHRA Chassis Certification
• NHRA and/or IHRA Competition License
• SFI jacket and pants 3.2A/5 SFI neck collar 3.3/1
• SFI gloves 3.3/1 SFI 29.1 flexplate / 30.1 flexplate shield (AT equipped cars)
• Full Face Helmet meeting Snell or SFI specifications
• SFI Roll cage padding
• Window Net
• Master Electrical Shutoff

Note: Vehicles Traveling More Than 150 mph: Previous rules apply including but not limited to the following:
• Parachute

-7.49 seconds and quicker 1/4 mile (4.49 1/8th mile): Previous rules apply including but not limited to the following:
• NHRA and/or IHRA Advanced ET Competition License
• NHRA and/or IHRA Advanced ET Chassis Certification
• Head & Neck Restraints SFI 38.1
• SFI Jacket and pants 3.2A/15
• SFI Boots or shoes 3.3A/5
• SFI Headsock or Skirted Helmet 3.3
• SFI Roll Cage padding 45.1
• Dual Parachute mandatory

B. Dyno
• All 20 of the Shop Truck Challenge will be dyno’d on Saturday morning, beginning at 8:00am.
• These vehicles will be given three attempts to record a horsepower number. The highest horsepower number wins.
• The rest of the time the dyno will be available as an individual vehicle tests.
• Vehicle owner will have three attempts to make a power pull. Dyno test is first-come, first served when not being used for the Shop Truck Challenge.

C. Sled Pulling
I. Sled Pulling 101 School Rules
• Vehicle must be street licensed, insured, and run “no-cut” tires. Vehicle owner must also be the driver
• Maximum weight of 8,500 pounds with driver.
• Minimum weight of 4,500 pounds with driver.
• Engines must come from factory in one ton or smaller Diesel pickup truck. Engine must remain in stock location as intended by manufacturer.
• Wheelbase maximum OEM chassis of 161” are ok.
• Water Injection is permitted in this class
• Turbochargers- Limited to production-appearing single turbo, or production compound turbos (Ford 6.4L Power Stroke only) Hanging weights not allowed
• 26" Hitch height
• Hitch hook point must not be less than 44" from centerline of rear axle. Opening in drawbar must be 3.75” X 3.00.
• Hitch must not exceed a maximum of 33 degree angle from pivot point to hook point.
• Snell 90 or better helmets required.
• S.F.I. Jacket required.
• Seatbelts required.

RACE DIRECTOR will have final say if a truck is in question. Safety will not be sacrificed by an unsafe vehicle or driver

2. Shop Truck Challenge
• Maximum weight of 7800lbs with driver.
• Minimum weight of 4500lbs with driver.
• Trucks must remain stock appearing. Must have full size OEM-type body.
• Maximum engine size will be 460 cubic inch. Engines must come from factory in 1- ton or smaller Diesel pickup truck. Engine must remain in stock location as intended by manufacturer.
• Front of engine block can be no farther forward than 17” of centerline of front axle.
• Hook point must be no closer than 44” of centerline of rear axle, hitch height maximum of 26”, with a minimum of a 3.75” X 3.0” opening. Hitch point must be easily accessed. No “trick” type hitches permitted. Hitch must be stationary in all directions. Hitch must be frame mounted. Hitch must be mounted center line of rear axle or behind. Hitch must not exceed a maximum of 25 degree angle from pivot point to hook point.
• Turbocharger(s): Unlimited.
• Exhaust must exit straight up, with (2) 3/8” bolts mounted in a cross pattern no more than 1” apart as close to the turbine wheel as possible, no more than 6” from turbine wheel. Work trucks exempt.
• No cast iron clutches or flywheels permitted.
• Fuel safety kills and/or air shutoff must be installed on the rear of truck. Kill switch will be securely mounted to the back of the vehicle and have a two (2) inch diameter ring to attach the sled.
• No fuel lines or tanks permitted inside of truck cab unless securely mounted in marine box.
• Computer chips and boxes permitted.
• Fuel Systems: Must run diesel as the primary fuel.
• Must be D.O.T. approved tire. No studded tires or chains. No alteration to tires allowed. Dual rear wheels are permitted. Cut tires are prohibited.
• Water injection permitted.
• Nitrous Oxide Permitted
• Front weights must be no more than 60” from the center line of the front axle to forward most point and be securely fastened. No weights are allowed in cab of truck; if in bed of truck they are to be securely fastened to bed of truck.
• Drive train will consist of the following: Any front axle, any transfer case any rear axle. No planetary axles permitted.
• Axle shields are required. Shield to be .060” thickness steel or aluminum. Shield not to be mounted to axles ends or hub bolts. A hole may be cut in one to allow locking in of hubs.
• S.F.I. Bell housing Blankets and /or S.F.I Blow proof Bell housing required.
• All U-joints must be shielded 360 degrees with 3/8” thick aluminum or 5/16” thick steel. Shield will be 6 inches long minimum and centered on U-joint. Inside diameter of shield will be no more than 2 inches larger than U-joint.
• All intermediate shafts between the transmission and transfer case will be totally enclosed in 3/8” aluminum or 5/16” steel. Shield will be 6 inches long minimum and centered on U-joint. Inside diameter of shield will be no more than 2 inches larger than U-joint.
• Suspension modifications are permitted. Removable suspension blocks are permitted.
• Fire Extinguishers, helmets Snell 90 or better and seatbelts required.
• SFI Suits are permitted.
• Maximum wheelbase 158”.

RACE DIRECTOR will have final say if a truck is in question. Safety will not be sacrificed by an unsafe vehicle or driver.

3. Mud Bog
• Must have a 4-Point Roll cage in the cab welded to frame. A 6-Point Roll Cage is recommended. Tubing must be a minimum of 1.5” diameter. NOTE: Roll Bars/Sport Bars in the bed of the vehicle are not considered an acceptable substitute for a roll cage.
• Doors may be trimmed for roll cage, but not gutted. "Gutted" refers to excessive removal of the interior above and beyond that which is required for the roll cage.
• A minimum 4-Point SFI harness is required.
• On/Off battery disconnect switch is required at the rear on the passenger side. The switch must be located a minimum of twelve (12) inches to a maximum of twenty-four (24) inches from the side and a maximum of twelve (12) inches from the rear. Snell SA-rated helmet required; full-face helmet is recommended.
• Neck collar is recommended for driver & passenger.
• Vehicle is required to carry on-board a fully charged, mounted fire extinguisher of A, B, or C dry chemical type, 2.5 pounds minimum capacity with gauge is required. Extinguisher must be mounted in cab within access of the driver and passenger.
• Fire retardant jacket is required; SFI 3.2A/1 rating is recommended.
• Drivers & passengers are required to wear shirts & long pants when participating in a race. Protective foot covering is required. Shoes Should Be Buckled or Laced. Boots Are Acceptable. No Shirt, No Shoes, No Pants, No Race!

RACE DIRECTOR will have final say if a truck is in question. Safety will not be sacrificed by an unsafe vehicle or driver.