The LSX Shootout will feature an LSX True Street Challenge that doubles the purse and gives a custom winners jacket to all LS-powered cars that win a category in NMCA’s popular Tremec True Street class at the GM Performance Parts LSX Shootout held Oct. 9-12, 2008, at Memphis Motorsport Park. Furthermore, if the overall fastest True Street competitor is in an LS-powered vehicle, GM Performance Parts will double the purse, provide a custom winners jacket and give away an LSX Bow-Tie block! LSX True Street competitors will run as a part of the NMCA’s already existing True Street class. The LSX True Street Challenge is open to any competitor using a GM vehicle powered by a Gen III or IV engine whether factory installed or swapped in afterward.

TRUE STREET CLASS DESCRIPTION:

True Street is a racing class for mildly modified to heavy modified high performance street vehicles that are street certified and able to drive over a 30-mile distance. All model years and engine types and power adders permitted. Class is designed for stock-chassis or back-half type vehicles running true 10.5-inch wide tires. Vehicles must be registered, licensed, and insured. There will be trophies and awards for not only the “King of True Street” (quickest average), and runner up but also for the following: Closest averaged ET that is not quicker than the following – 9.00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, and 15.00. True Street racing will be conducted at all of NMCA drag racing events in 2008. NMCA True Street does not have a points system. NMCA True Street is not eligible for contingency.
Qualifying Information, Ladder Type, & Tree
All Run, NMCA True Street Format, .400 Pro Tree, Heads-Up.
Class Guidelines TRUE STREET VEHICLE PERMITTED
All types, makes, models, and years of vehicles permitted. Dragsters and roadsters prohibited.

BODY RULES:

OEM steel (fiberglass/composite if OEM equipped) body shell required. Aftermarket body kits are permitted. Only permitted lightweight components are hood, front valance, rear valance, front and rear bumpers, and rear trunk lid/hatch. Hood is required, may be made of lightweight material. Hood scoops permitted. Any rear wing permitted. OEM safety glass windows required & must be functional. Lexan prohibited.

POWER ADDERS & POWERTRAIN:

All 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder, small block and big block engine types and multiple power adders are permitted. Any manual or automatic transmission is permitted. Any rear end is permitted. Exhaust system with mufflers are required.

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:

CHASSIS/FRAME: Stock-type chassis, as well as “back-half-type” vehicles, permitted. Stock firewall & stock front frame rails must be in stock location and unmodified. Starting at firewall rearward, floor and chassis may be replaced with aftermarket components (as in typical back-half chassis). Full tube-type chassis vehicles prohibited.

FRONT SUSPENSION: Stock-type front suspension, or stock bolt-in-type replacement front suspension required. Tubular front suspension components permitted. Coil over shocks/struts are permitted. Bolt-in front suspension retrofit kits (ex. Heidt’s, Fatman, etc) are permitted.

REAR SUSPENSION: Aftermarket rear suspension permitted of any design. Coil over shocks & springs permitted and may be relocated. Wheelie bars are prohibited.

STREET EQUIPMENT:

In order to compete, all vehicles and/or drivers are required the following:

1. Valid driver’s license
2. Valid vehicle registration
3. Valid license plate(s). Dealer/Temp plates prohibited.
4. Valid insurance “ID” card. Faxes and/or letters from insurance companies and/or
brokers not acceptable.
5. Valid state inspection sticker (if required by state vehicle is registered).
6. D.O.T. Radials or D.O.T. Slicks on front and rear of vehicle.
7. Hood is required, may be made of lightweight material. Hood scoops permitted.
Hood/scoop may be liftoff, must cover the entire engine & induction system.
8. Any type of passenger windows permitted, but must be functional – up/down and
in working condition.

During the tech-in process, vehicle must have operational street equipment, including headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals, and horn.

TIRES - FRONT & REAR:

DOT slick tires or DOT legal radials tires required for drive tires during the road tour AND the True Street competition and class run off. Racing slicks prohibited. Maximum actual measured tire size is as follows: Actual measured tread of all racing slick-type tire is limited to 10.75-inches. For D.O.T. radial tires, maximum sidewall designation permitted is 325mm. Tire height is unrestricted. A “go-no go” gauge will be used to measured tire width. Tire shaving is prohibited. Tire changing is prohibited during or after the road tour.

30-MILE CRUISE:

There will be a 30 mile supervised cruise on highway and city streets prior to competition, limited to those vehicles that have passed tech inspection. An escort will supervise the cruise in accordance with local laws and ordinances. Each competitor and crew will be on their own reconnaissance during the escort and cruise and bear the full responsibility of their actions as they would on city streets. Please be safe and follow all traffic laws during the cruise.

SUPPORT VEHICLES:

Support vehicles (i.e., tow vehicles, crew, etc.) are permitted optionally on the road tour, but must trail behind the True Street participants, and the escort, at all times. All support vehicles are on their own reconnaissance and must obey all applicable local safety and traffic laws.

DISQUALIFICATION/COMPLETION:

Cruise is mandatory in the time allotted for competition. Any vehicle unable to compete the road tour under its on power, within the allotted time, will be disqualified from racing. Any vehicle that falls behind the trailing escort will be disqualified.

COOLDOWN PERIOD/RETURN PROCEDURES:

After the vehicles return from the road tour, they will return directly to the designated staging lanes for the cool-down period. They may not change tires. The cool-down period will typically last between 15 and 45 minutes. During this cool down period only, entrants may adjust tire pressure (add or remove tire pressure), install fresh nitrous bottles, install ice in their intercooler (only if located in trunk, rear hatch or rear seat area). No re-fueling allowed once car leaves on cruise. A strict CLOSED HOOD policy will be in effect until a competitor has completed his or her three back to back passes. Engines must remain turned off during entire cool-down period. External cooling of engine by any means (cold water, outdoor fans, etc.) prohibited. Any engine changes, repairs, or adjustments (changing rocker arms, carburetor adjustments, etc.) prohibited. Changing of tires prohibited.

RACE FORMAT:

When called to “load up” in the staging lanes, all True Street competitors must report to their cars and prepare to make three back-to-back quarter mile passes. All hoods and deck lids must remain secured, as they must remain closed until completion of all three passes. Vehicles with air-to-water intercoolers may not add ice to intercooler tank between back-to-back passes, even if intercooler tank is located in interior of vehicle.

FINAL STANDINGS:

After all three quarter mile passes are completed, each racer’s ET will added and the average of these three passes will be computed. The outcome of the 3-run average will be posted Sunday morning, and the awards presentation will be held Sunday. On a qualifying run, if a contestant properly starts, stages and receives the starter’s signal but breaks to the point the run is not completed, a time of 28 seconds is issued and it is considered a valid qualifying run.

CREW MEMBERS:

Crew members are not permitted around participating vehicles, in the staging lanes, or in the burnout area, between rounds of competition.

BACK-to BACK PASSES:
Tire pressure may be checked in the staging lanes, or between rounds, and may be lowered. Air may not be added to tires any time during the back-to-back passes. Vehicles are required to make three full passes in order to be included in the final average ET tally. All vehicles must run three passes in the same order as the first pass, any attempt to gain additional cool down time between rounds will result in disqualification. The only possible exception to this rule is the use of a parachute, if required by vehicle speed. One crewmember can be placed in the staging lanes to aid in the re-packing of a parachute, however, chute must be re-packed in a manner so as not to be disruptive to competition rounds. There will be a separate staging lane designated for any vehicle needing to re-pack parachutes. Any vehicle unable to start under it’s own power will be disqualified. Once all rounds have been completed, prize money and awards will be given based on the final average of all three quarter mile passes. During, and in between, the back to back passes, no changes may be made to vehicle other than lowering air pressure in tires. Fresh nitrous bottles, fuel, and ice may not be installed/replenished. Vehicles with air-to-water intercoolers may not add ice to intercooler tank between back-to-back passes, even if intercooler tank is located in interior of vehicle. No laptops in vehicle permitted at any time once the first of the three back-to-back passes is initiated.

WEIGHT BREAKS:
There is no minimum weight.

CLASS & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
It is the participant’s responsibility to familiarize oneself with the class requirements as found in the 2008 NMCA rulebook and the safety requirements as found in the 2008 NHRA rulebook. The participant agrees that the participant bears the ultimate responsibility at all times to ensure the safety of participant’s vehicle and to ensure that participant complies with all applicable NHRA & NMCA rules. The participant agrees that participant is in the best position to know about the construction and operation of participant’s vehicle, equipment, and clothing, and whether there has been compliance with all applicable NHRA & NMCA rules.

PURSE:
o $500 Win + LSX Bow-Tie Block + 6’ Trophy + Jacket
o $200 R/U + Plaque
o $200 + Plaque + Jacket to 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 Second Winners

Free entry into Sunday’s bracket race or LSX Showdown class.