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PostSubject: TDRA home page   Sat 02 Mar 2013, 7:27 pm


FROM THE T.D.R.A. Web page. . . .


TDRA Classes:

Unlimited (TT, Class 1)
Class 4400
Water cooled 4 cl. (3000,5B,10, BL)
Air cooled buggy (12, 16, 9, 5U)
Non chassis trucks
Chassis trucks
Predators (can opt for watercooled 4 cl.)

3 or more cars can create their own class

All standard SCORE, MORE, BITD, HDRA & BRT classes are welcome and will fit in.

Q: Do I need to be a TDRA member to enter the pit?
A: No… but you will need to sign a pit release form.
Q: Are there any age restrictions?
A: Yes… you must be 14 years old to be in the pits or to co-drive (navigate only) in a race vehicle. Also, a Minor Waiver needs to be completed. NOTE: this form needs to be notarized. Kids of any age can be in the spectator areas with adult supervision!
Q: Can anyone enter the pit area?
A: No… only those who have filled out the Pit Release and have the required wristband. Access will be controlled. Vehicles will require a valid TDRA Pit Pass. NOTE: only one vehicle will be allowed in the pit area per registered race vehicle (not including motor homes). Additional vehicles must park in the auxiliary parking area.
Q: What class rules are you using?
A: Rules are similar to most race series (SCORE, BITD and SNORE & BRT). Please review the Safety & Tech page for minor differences.
Q: What radio frequency does TDRA use for the event?
TDRA uses 151.625 (weatherman)
Q: Are spectators allowed anywhere on the course?
A: No… Authorized TDRA personnel ONLY past security checkpoints. This is a zero(0) tolerance policy.
Q: Can I bring 4 wheelers, dirt bikes, UTV’s etc.
A: NO… Bicycles are ok in the pit area and campgrounds.
Q: Is IRC tracking required to race?
A: NO. IRC is a good safety tool, and if needed information will be posted by TDRA prior to the race events.
Race fuel needs can be addressed as needed. Please feel free to contact us at any time for availability.
Pit support is available for out of town racers needing assistance, just give us a call.
GPS Map of race course
Available for $15.00 dollars on Friday afternoon with mile markers and some notes
Safety & Tech

For the most part, TDRA’s General Safety and Tech Rules mirror those being utilized by most of the U.S. based off-road racing organizations in place today.

There are however slight differences and these are noted in the below list.

Pit crew members must wear orange/yellow safety vest with reflective strips on the front and back. (these can be purchased at most Home Depot, Lowes or Walmart)
Pit crew members fueling car must wear full safety gear: suit, gloves and full face helmet.
Tower Fueling systems must have DIRECT GROUND SPIKE and deadman.
No vehicles on course other than registered race vehicles during race.
No vehicles in Remote Pit area. Pit personnel will be permitted in the Auxiliary Pit area only if they have the correct wristband. Items such as fuel, tires or additional spare parts may be left in the Auxiliary Pit area however; TDRA is not responsible for any issues with items that are left unattended.
Minors will be permitted to participate only if they fill out Minor Release (form requires Notary).
Mandatory rear view mirror or driver/co-driver side mirrors (with protection) for all race vehicles.
No motorcycles or ATV’s are allowed at TDRA events, please leave these vehicles at home. Pedal power bicycles are allowed and limited to designated areas only.
Authorized TDRA personnel ONLY past security checkpoints. This is a zero(0) tolerance policy.

General rules and information:
This is what will be looked at in Tech

Front and Rear facing Amber lights.
Rear facing Blue light for Class -9, 1600, 5/1600, and Jeep Speeds ONLY
Working Horn or Siren
(2) Two working brake lights
(2) Rear facing mirrors/1-side, 1-center or 1-each side
(2) Two Fire Extinguishers (1 inside drivers compartment, 1 outside of car near rear of car)
(1) one first-aid kit
Tow Strap
Breakdown Safety devices (NO ROAD FLARES)
5 point harness. (Must be no older than 3 years)
Safety nets on both sides of Race vehicle
Race approved Fuel Cell (Fire wall must be in place between fual cell and drivers compartment)
Battery-Dry cell (if inside driver’s compartment must be in an approved battery box)
Roll Cage (Must meet sanctioning rules)
Helmets (NO MOTORCYCLE HELMETS) -- There is a mfg date restriction on the age of a helmet. Check with Duane McCreary (Tech Director) for details.
Driving Suits

Point System for all classes:
Points Classes
1st = 60
2nd = 55
3rd = 51
4th = 47
Thru 10 places
5 points for starting race
10 points for entering every race

*1st Tie breaker: Tie will be broken by who ran most combines laps
*2nd Tie breaker: who ran fastest lap of all events

Waivers and registration forms:

TDRA minor release waiver

TDRA Release Form

Contact T.D.R.A.

Meet the staff:

Race Ritchie (President)

Trey Palreiro (VP)

John Clark (Race Director)

Duane McCreary (Tech Director)

Christy Myhre (Marketing Director)

The TDRA is looking for additional volunteer staff members. If you are interested in helping for one event of a complete season, give us a call!

Please call us at (432) 553-5780

Why become a member of the TDRA?

The TDRA is all about the racers! Over the past 10 years, racing in Texas has continued to grow with the help and dedication of car owners, property owners and race promoters. Your membership in the TDRA will continue that growth with your membership fees going directly to land fees, race insurance, ambulance support and track development.

Who is required to be a member?

All drivers & navigators are required to be members to participate in all TDRA events. Any desert racing supporter can be a member and we look forward to everyones support!

Our TDRA annual membership fee is $35. Membership is for a 12 month period from the month you join. Membership can be purchased online or at the events.

We are excited to provide every new TDRA member with a t-shirt and stickers to say thank you for supporting Texas desert racing!

Please take a moment to “LIKE” our facebook page and join our member email list by emailing membership@texasdesertracing.com

Courtesy of T.D.R.A.
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