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Drag Racing 101

The NHRA Summit Racing Series features a bracket racing format that allows drivers in many types of vehicles, including dragsters, roadsters, sedans, coupes, trucks, bikes and snowmobiles to compete on an equal basis against each other. Grove Creek offers money and trophy classes from the beginner to the pro (age 16 and older)!



- For detailed vehicle rules please see an NHRA Rulebook (available at the track, NHRA Website or obtain with NHRA membership.)
- All participants under 18, must have a minor release form signed by both parents and notarized (MUST print in full color).

ET Series Competition Categories


Money Eliminator - Win 2 Rounds, Win $$$!

- Super Pro - cars, trucks, bikes and sleds - electronics allowed (0 – 8.00)
- Pro ET - cars, trucks, bikes and sleds - NO electronics allowed, trans brakes and 2 steps okay

*** CROSSTALK Activated for Super Pro, Gizmo-Gambler and any Special Combo Races

$1000 to WIN - Both Classes, Every Regular Race - No Combo Race!

Money Eliminator P/O Up to 64 65 to 84 85 and up
WIN $1000 $1100 $1250
RU $300 $350 $400
SEMI $125 $150 $175
5th Rd $- $100 $125
4th Rd $75 $75 $90
3rd Rd $50 $50 $60

Trophy Eliminator - Win 2 Rounds, Win a Trophy!

- Street Eliminator - cars and trucks, FOOT PEDAL ONLY - no box, no two-step, no trans brakes (8.00 and up)
- Pro Street - cars and trucks, no gizmos, trans brakes okay (0 – 7.99)
- Super Bike/Sled - all bikes and sleds - no electronics

Super Quick Trophy Race - Trophies to Final Four (16 car min)

'Non-Gizmo' competitors who are knocked out of competition early, can pay an extra fee and get into this additional round-robin race run near the end of the day.

Gambler Races - 80% payback

For Gizmo and Non-Gizmo Racers.

Special Events for ET Bracket Racers

GCR Championship Series

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN - see schedule for series dates

2017 Champions
Back Row: Steve Bolander-Super Bike/Sled, Steve Brings-Pro ET, Rick Reasor-Pro Street
Front Row (JDRL): Joseph Lindberg-Jr Major, Eleanor Lindberg-Jr Minor
Not Pictured: Randy McFarland-Super Pro, Sid Osterman-Street Eliminator, Zach McFarland-Jr Advanced

To Qualify to compete at the prestigious NHRA Summit Racing Series ET Finals, or win jackets, cash and prizes, you must join the Grove Creek Championship Series.
**PLEASE NOTE** All 'Race of Champions' for ET Finals will come out of the Super Pro and Pro ET Classes

-- $35 entrance fee to be eligible (sign up at track before first points race - points track from purchase date)
-- Count your best points races of the season (see schedule for details)
-- Points awarded for attendance and rounds won
-- Cash, Jackets, Trophies and Prizes awarded at presentations

Money Class Cash and Prizes
----- Winner = $1000 Cash, Champion Jacket and Trophy
----- Runner Up = $500 Cash and Trophy

Trophy Class Prizes
----- Winner = Champion Jacket and Champ Trophy
----- Other Places = Trophy

GCR Holiday Mini-Series

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN - see schedule for series dates
2017 Mini-Series Champions
Back Row: (Steve Shepherd standing in for) Shane Boney-Pro Et, Carey Becker-Street Eliminator, Steve Bolander-Super Bike/Sled, Bill Mason-Pro Street
Front Row: Charlie Weiler-Jr Major, Chase Kinney-Jr Minor, Jack Weiler-Jr Advanced
(Not Pictured) Myron Streit-Super Pro

The Holiday Mini-Series is a FREE 'mini-points' series, open to All regular classes, and is built with-in our regular program! To Qualify for the Mini-Series Cash and Prizes all you have to do is compete at the designated Mini-Series Events!
See poster below for more details!

GCR All Access Challenge - Sun Jul 15, 2018

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN

2017 All Access Challenge Winners
Street Eliminator - Sid Osterman, Pro Street & Pro ET - Rick Reasor, Super Pro - Aaron Milton, Super Quick - Mike Amos Jr, Bike/Sled - Mike Stolarski

NHRA All Access Challenge (formerly known as National Dragster Challenge), presents its All Access Challenge for E.T. bracket racers at NHRA member tracks. The winner of each catagory is rewarded with a special-edition pewter Wally trophy (the most coveted prize in drag racing) and an AAC hat. In addition, a picture of the winners will be printed in the National DRAGSTER.

GCR King of the Track - Sun Aug 5, 2018

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN

2017 King of the Track Winner Jason Aaseby in his '91 Mustang

All class winners from this day's event (including Super Quick) will compete head to head with dials to become the King of the Track Champion, who will receive a coveted NHRA Wally and King of the Track hat. In addition, the winner's picture, will be printed in National DRAGSTER.

GCR Member Track MADNESS - Sun Jun 24, 2018

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN

2017 MADNESS Winner Steve Brings in his '64 Falcon

All class winners from this day's event (including Super Quick) will compete head to head with dials to be declared the 'MADNESS' Champion. The winner will earn a custom trophy as well as 2 single-day vouchers to ANY NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event!

NHRA MN State Championships - Aug 26, 2018

2018 Held at - Top End Dragways - Glyndon MN

A special-event program for NHRA Member Tracks and their E.T. bracket racers. With member tracks across the country as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico, the program will recognize and award grassroots racers with a unique, specially designed NHRA State Championships Wally plaque.

Much like state high school athletic associations that conduct state championships in school sporting events, NHRA will designate and recognize one rotating annual event per state that boasts NHRA member tracks as the official NHRA Drag Racing State Championships.

E.T. bracket categories that are part of the NHRA Summit Racing Series and a Jr. Dragster class contested in the state and NHRA geographic division will receive official NHRA State Championships designation.

NHRA Summit ET Finals - Sept 14-16, 2018

2018 Held at - Heartland Park - Topeka KS

To participate in this event you must be registered in our GCR Championship Series (points program) and have run at least 2 points events in the season (see schedule for points events).
**PLEASE NOTE** All 'Race of Champions' for ET Finals will come out of the Super Pro and Pro ET Classes.

Participating NHRA member tracks across North America host regularly scheduled events and award points. At the end of the season, each track selects a team of racers from among its top points finishers to represent the track at the divisional Summit Racing Series Finals. Competitors, running in different categories based on performance, race until a champion is crowned in each category. Points totals also are tallied for team honors.

Division champions in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Motorcycle receive a division champion's trophy, jacket, and purse. They then advance to the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, where they receive $3,000 travel money for attending the event in California and compete for a lucrative Summit prize fund, the national championship trophy, and jacket and contingency awards.

Be A Winner, Be A Member

Be A Winner, Be A Member rewards NHRA members who win a race at an NHRA member track with prizes from sponsors.
All submissions must be submitted online and meet the entry requirements outlined there.


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