The American Drag Racers Affiliated Guild of Competition Acceleration Recreation
Welcome to American DRAGCAR
This is the nation's premier drag racing venue with a revolutionary concept in the realm of class drag racing where affordability to the racers, fairness for all budgets, and classes for nearly every vehicle built are the paramount principles in it's functioning while simultaneously providing spectators with an easy to understand action entertainment format.
DRAGCAR is a true drag racing venue with a number of varying formats in which the ultimate goal for racers remains the same, to simply to get to the finish line first!
Breakouts, Fender Racing, Dumping or Brake Dancing!
The DRAGCAR classification and indexing formula makes it affordable to be competitive in an all out drag racing program on a common bracket racing budget. Another benefit of this venue is that one does not have to continually renew their combination simply to remain competitive in their current class as technology continues to advance or rules change. Once a strong competitive DRAGCAR combination is developed, it remains strong in DRAGCAR.
DRAGCAR uses an unconventional indexing system to handicap vehicles far more accurately than the old “Pounds Per Rated Horsepower” and “Pounds Per Cubic Inch” indexing standards. It's a simple fact that these standards are outdated and inadequate with regards to providing drag racers of varying budgets with a fair playing field on which to compete. The days of building the absolute maximum horsepower possible from any given cubic inch displacement engine are over with DRAGCAR .
DRAGCAR 's formula also encourages variety in the competition by eliminating the long lists of intricately restrictive rules and vehicle specifications that are typically found in class racing venues. This allows for nearly any make, model, and year vehicle to be classified into DRAGCAR' competition. In DRAGCAR, total vehicle weight, total cubic inch engine displacement, intake valve head diameter, gross intake valve lift, throttle plate size, fuel type, and induction methods are the only real concerns with regards to performances being "legal" in any DRAGCAR class.
The DRAGCAR EconoDrag format also allows for all out drag racing excitement for any racer whose vehicle is a bit off of the performance standard s of the best performing hitters in the DragCar classes, but EconoDrag is not a bracket, E.T., or "index racing" venue where running too quick at some point may disqualify a competitor. DRAGCAR is truly an all-out, drag racing venue with both heads up and handicapped start classes and formats which reward competitors for running as quick as possible and the first vehicle to cross the finish line is always deemed the winner so long as there are no red-light or lane boundary infractions during the run. So long as performances are achieved in DRAGCAR legal fashion, no racer shall be penalized for doing what racers live to do, GO DRAG RACING!
DRAGCAR INDEXING FORMULA
The DRAGCAR indexing formula is a complex equation which takes into account basic engine specifications to establish it's power producing capabilities. This then becomes factored into the weight of the vehicle and converted into an on-track performance index standard.
These base indexing factors are:
Because the formula is complicated, racers wishing to know their indexes before entering into a race may at any time submit an index request form directly from this website and have their index and minimum weights Emailed back to them.
These are some examples of naturally aspirated gasoline fueled engine combinations and their performances against their respective indexes. Note how in each instance actual performances are very near their given index. These samples illustrate the average to best performances in order of slowest to quickest. Also note that the 4 quickest performers consist of 2 NHRA record holding class cars, 1 historic Earl Wade built Cammer, and 1 quite modestly budgeted bracket built performer. This perfectly illustrates the truth in the claim that money is no longer a deciding factor to being competitive in American DRAGCAR.
FAQ's about American DRAGCAR
DRAGCAR is a true drag racing venue where the ultimate goal for racers is simply to get to the finish line first but many have questions as to how this type of program can work to produce competitive competition fairly among all racing budgets.
NO More BREAKOUTS!
Real Drag Racing is Back with American DRAGCAR!