Race is on September 25th 2021
RACE SUBMISSIONS FOR 2021 will open june 14th, check below for all the info submissions will close on august 15th, we will review all racer entries the following week and send out approval notices by august 22nd.
RPM Nationals is limited to ford Flathead and 4 Cylinder cars. Body Years are limited to 1936 and earlier . All Cars must represent an early 1950s Hot rod style or prior. Things like modern electronics, radials, billet, disc brakes, etc… will not be allowed. All racers must apply prior to registration for approval to race. rpm nationals has the final say in all race cars approval.
there will be 6 classes, 4cyl flathead street cars, v8 flathead street cars, 4cyl street cars with power adder (overhead conversion and or blower), v8 street car with power adder, and two full race classes one for flathead 4cyl and flathead v8’s the other for 4cyl/v8’s with power adders. street cars all must represent a car that is or could be registered for the street, removal of windshield, headlights, fenders, etc. is ok. full race classes will include all non street cars including dragsters, sprinters, tanks, etc.
All applicants must email [email protected] . Please provide us some info outlining all major components and photos of the cars front, back, both sides, engine and drivers compartment.
Upon approval racers must sign and return their release form
all race vehicles must pass a tech inspection including but not limited to
safety hubs / drum retainers on all keyed rear ends
no excess play in steering
brakes in good working condition
battery securely held down
fire extinguisher within drivers reach
firewall sealed (small holes for linkage/pedals are ok)
clamps on all rubber fuel lines
2 throttle return springs
exhaust angled away from driver and track
tires in good shape
gas cap securely mounted
hubcaps removed or secured
all lug nuts present
cotter pins in steering/axles/spindles
radiator catch can
water only in cooling system
roll bars required for open cars capable of running 13.49 or faster in a 1/4 mile
drivers are required to wear helmets, pants, and closed toe shoes
—— race day procedures——
drivers meeting at the start line 9am
grudge racing / test and tune following the drivers meeting-1pm,
lunch break 1-2pm
eliminations start at 2pm, our staging lane director will match up the races as you pull up in the lanes
this is a flag start race, you will be directed to pull up, then gestured to stop at the line, the starter will point the flag at the driver in each lane to get the “ok are you ready?” Head nod, at that point the car can’t move until the flag is dropped. The starter will raise the flag and pause, could be a split second or several seconds, it’s up to you (the driver) to watch the flag and be sure you don’t move until the flag drop.
after the race make the turn to the right to head up the return road (5mph) you will have the option to turn back into the staging lanes or continue down the road to the pits. If you don’t want to take your car up the return road because either it’s a full race/no radiator/need a tow or you just don’t want to (it has some loose gravel in spots) just be sure to let us know before making your pass, at the Very end of the track on the left hand side there a place to pull over. We typically run 5-10 races then let the cars that don’t want to go up the return road come back up the track. !!! Do not head back up the track until you are notified that it is safe to head back!!
during eliminations we will have a finish line judge to make the call on who won, if you win head down the return road and make the turn back into the staging lanes, if you lost take the return road back to the pits, but don’t worry if you want to get more racing in we always end up with an hour or so of time left after eliminations to do some more grudge racing.
after eliminations we will take the time to get all the winners cars together on the start line for trophies/prizes/photo opps.
racing will end at 5pm
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