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East Coast S197 Shootout (Street Series)
February 7, 2009


Five Guys Racing is pleased to announce the First Annual East Coast S197 Mustang Shootout at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, North Carolina, on Sunday, November 1, 2009. Gates open at 8 AM, time trials start at 9 AM, and eliminations begin at 12 PM. “The Rock” provides a centrally located, easily accessed facility on the Eastern seaboard complete with concessons, sponsor space, and nearby hotels.
The event was originally intended to focus on the 4.0L and 4.6L naturally aspirated S197's with six index, side-by-side race classes. However, due to popular demand the forced induction crowd is invited to participate in six additional classes for added excitement. The facility will manage a Sportsman ladder, and racers will face a .5 Pro Tree and half second indexes. The overall emphasis is on street cars you can live with and drive every day, so all cars must be tagged and registered, and cannot be gutted. Winners in each class will receive trophies. Other awards are also being developed for items such as "best 60 foot", "longest road trip to the event", etc.
The following classes have been developed:
Grudge Matches and "Test & Tune"!

Concerned about getting eliminated early on? Don't be. Instead, please join some of the well known racecar drivers and our other special guests in the non-award category. Call out a buddy (or a nemesis) for some straight-up heads up racing action.
No one to call out for a grudge match? This is not your typical Test & Tune. Open to all Ford vehicles with a Ford power plant, just keep making "time trial" passes as if you are at a private rental. See if you can be the first driver to make 20 passes down the 1320. With this being a limited engagement, everyone will have plenty of opportunity to race all day


Shoot out rules are designed to keep the spirit of an actual street driven vehicle.


The following rules apply to all classes, unless otherwise stated in the sub-class rules.

Shoot out rules are designed to keep the spirit of an actual street driven vehicle.

Year, Make and model: Shoot out is open to all 2005-2010 Mustangs.

All cars must be street legal: Current insurance and registration.

All drivers will have a current driver license. Competition license as required.

Classes: Index based on time trial elapsed times.
1/10th second Breakouts.
No sand bagging or pedaling. Less than honorable racing will not be tolerated.
Index groups with low car counts will be split into indexs above or below based on the vehicle ET.

Modifications: Any modifications are allowed in any index. NA and Power Adder cars will be placed in the appropriate class based on those platforms. NO RACECARS

Weight: Minimum 3400 lbs with driver (all vehicles).

Fuel: Vehicles with a 12.000 or slower elapsed time are restricted to maximum of 94 Octane pump gas.

Interior: Driver and passenger seat required (aftermarket/OK) Rear seat delete must have finished appearance. Headliner, door panelsand carpeting required no gutted interiors.

Accessories: Power steering operative, all lights operative, 1 operative brake per wheel,

Safety items: All cars must meet IHRA safety requirements for the times run. All safety equipment required, current helmet, restraining devices, fire jackets, Etc. as required.

Suspension: Stock type, no back halved or tube chassis permitted.

Glass: Safety glass required, no Lexan or Plexiglass. Windows will be operative.

Ladder type and tree: All run, sportsmen ladder, Pro .500 tree.

Electronics: No delay boxes. Stutter boxes, throttle stops etc. prohibited. Any optical or mechanical device that permits the driver to ascertain the position of their vehicle with respct to the starting line is prohibited.

Staging: All cars will enter the staging area under their own power. No towing to burn-out area.

Lane choice: Will be self determined by each pair of competitors. If they can not agree it will be determined by a track official.

Transmission: Any gear change must occur by direct action of the driver. Any non OEM type pneumatic, electric, hydraulic, etc. shifters are prohibited. Must be a single handle, commercially available bolt on shifter.

Class compliance: Adherence to class rules will be based solely on the judgment of shootout officials. Anyone found in non-compliance with class or IHRA rules will be removed from competition and required to leave the grounds. All track and shootout official decisions are final.



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