"KOC" SERIES RULES & REGULATIONS

KOC Championship Points
A) All Racers that Compete in any of the first four 2013 KOC Events will be automatically enrolled in the 2013 Points Series for FREE. If a racer chooses to join Points Season, there will be a $20 registration fee for those that do not attend any of the first three 2012 KOC Events.

B) One Single Point will be earned for each round won. Points are earned by driver in direct relation to the car number the driver enters his/her first KOC Event of that year. A racer should maintain same number throughout year. (In other words, a racer cannot change car numbers during the year unless approved by Race Director. This approval must be done prior to going down track with changed number)

C) Each driver will receive one point for staging entry in round 1 of eliminations or round 2 of eliminations (but not both) of each individual race. (Once Time Trials have started for that day all racers that have purchased tech cards for that day will receive a single point if Time Trials do not start or not completed due to the weather or any other unforeseen circumstance)

D) A driver may only earn KOC points with One, (1), Permanent number per Class. (Clarification- a racer can earn King of the Coast points with a single Points number in Pro Electronics and a single Points number in Pro Footbrake.

E) A driver will drop his/her two lowest individual points days EXCLUDING CANCELLED EVENTS when calculating his/her yearly total. A cancelled event is considered an event in which KOC Staff Cancels event before Day 1 (Saturday) of the scheduled event. Racers that drop his/her lowest individual poiints days will NOT drop the "show up Points" of those drop races.

F) All drivers that are double entered (driving same car twice) will be required to put an "X" behind number for the second entry. In addition the racer's second time down the track during Run-for-Money or Eliminations will be your second entry ("X" entry). There are NO Exceptions to this rule.

If a driver forgets to add the "X" to his/her second entry it will added by race director on the run sheet for that round.

Additionally a driver CANNOT put the "X" behind his/her number on his/her first entry (first time down the track) during Run-for-Money or Eliminations. If this does occur the race director will make the correction on the run sheets for that round. Exception-If racer has earned a wait-n-bye with the non "x" entry (first entry), he/she will be permitted to put the "X" on his/her car for the races first time down the track for that particular round of eliminations.

G) KOC Championship Points will be posted on www.kocbracketseries.com and will be driver's responsibility to confirm correct points totals. Once Event starts points totals from previous event will not be changed unless KOC Officials calculation of points totals exceed correct number of points. It will be racers responsibility to confirm points totals.

H) Buybacks will be 1st Round Only in all Classes.

I) Wild Card Entries cannot receive a possible bye run under any circumstance and cannot earn KOC Points. Wild Card Entries can receive a competition bye run.

J) In the Pro Electronics and Pro Footbrake, Once race reaches the Quarter-Finals (8 or less), Entries will be placed on a Sportsman Ladder with the entry with the best reaction time from the previous round earning the #1 seed unless an entry that has earned a possible bye run and was forced to race an entry the previous round and won that round. (An entry can carry his/her possible bye run to the ladder) The ladder will be reset for the Semi-Finals if there is a possibility of an entry receiving two bye runs. Otherwise the ladder will not be altered.

K) Once race is put on Sportsman Ladder, the entry with the best previous round reaction time will earn lane choice EXCEPT for final round in which a coin flip will determine lane choice.

Race Guidelines for Pro Electronics, Pro Footbrake and Sportsman

A) Hardship Rule- Applies if a racer breaks the racecar he/she has entered into that day’s race or the three day event. Before 1st round of eliminations, drivers may put their number on another car. This must be verified by the race director. There will be no "Broken Car" credits issued. "No Exceptions."

B) A driver or drivers will be permitted to drive the same car in Pro Footbrake & Pro Electronics. When said car that is entered in both Pro Footbrake and Pro Electronics, the transbrake button but be disabled in such a way that race director can visably see. (i.e. wrapping rag around transbrake button) Additionally a Pro Footbrake and/or Pro Electronics Entry cannot be entered in the Sportsman Class.

C) Once both racers pre-stage their race car, Dial Ins are final (cannot be changed) and both racers accept the race. Race starter has complete control of the starting line and racing surface. For the Pro Electronics Class the quicker dialed car is also responsible for the correct dial in being displayed of his/her opponent if the driver of the quicker dialed car is unitizing the dial of the slower dialed car for purposes of Crosstalk/Blind Cross.

D)Saturday’s 1st Rd. earned possible bye run will be awarded to the racer with the best reaction time of the final time trial session if there is an odd number of entries in that 1st Rd. Upon there being two or more of the same best reaction times, the racer who accomplished the feat FIRST will be awarded the 1st Rd. Possible Bye. Sunday’s 1st Rd. Bye Run will be awarded to the WINNER of Saturday's Race if there is an odd number of entries in that 1st Rd.

E) 1) An entry cannot have two bye runs (bye run - driver/entry physically staging the car under power and going down track alone due to an odd number of cars in a given round of competition or simply staging car under power) in any single race unless the remaining drivers remaining in competition have all had bye runs in that race. If all remaining entries in competition have all had bye runs, the entry with the best reaction time of the previous round will earn the bye run for that round if there are an odd number of entries left in competition or there are an even number of entries left in competition and one or more entries are not able to continue in that race resulting in an odd number of entries.

2) If an entry is eligible for a possible earned bye run in any round, and that racer with the possible earned bye is forced to run another entry due to the round having an even amount of entries, the said entry with the possible earned bye run will have lane choice. (having lane choice and using a bye run are NOT treated as equal with respect to determining a possible bye run for a driver. Having a bye run is considered "greater" than lane choice)

3) If an entry that has earned a possible bye run in any round and is forced to race another entry due to the event of an even amount of entries in that round and wins that round, that entry will earn a possible bye run for the next round of competition.

(rule clarification-Entry "A", Entry "B" and Entry "C" are the only competitors left in competition and Entry "A" and Entry "B" have both have earned and used a possible bye run due to a round having an odd amount of entries, Entry "C" can and will earn a bye run even if Entry "C" earned a possible bye run earlier in that race but did not actually make a bye run due to that entry having to run another entry due to an even amount of entries in that round and losing that round.)

F) Saturday’s Race Winner will earn the possible bye run if there an odd number of entries for 1st round of eliminations of Sunday's race. (If Saturday's WINNER is not in competition for Sunday the best reaction time from the last time trial session will be awarded the 1st Rd. possible bye run. Upon there being two or more of the same best reaction times, the racer who accomplished the feat FIRST will be awarded the 1st Rd. possible bye run if there an odd number of entries for the 1st round of eliminations.)

G) Lane choice will be determined by a flip of the coin when both drivers request the same lane once paired during eliminations EXCEPT WHEN RACE IS PUT ON SPORTSMAN LADDER EXCLUDING THE FINAL ROUND. (The only exception to Rule "G" under Race Guidelines will occur when a driver who has earned a possible bye run but is paired with another driver/entry due to that round having an even number of entries. In this case the driver who has earned a possible bye run will be awarded lane choice)

H) Once a racer signs his/her tech card, he/she accepts that his/her car can be inspected at any time during the event weekend and understands Official King of the Coast Rules.

I) Once Entering staging lanes during Eliminations, a driver/entry must continually (not backing up in staging lanes) pull forward when determining which staging lane number he/she wishes to use. Violation of Rule "I" under Race Guidelines for Pro Electronics, Footbrake and Sportsman will result in the driver/entry being placed back to where the driver/entry would have originally been if not violating this rule. If the driver's entry cannot be placed back to where he/she would have originally been if not violating rule due to other entries entering the staging lanes, the driver can be eliminated from competition for that race. KOC STAGING DIRECTOR, ANY OTHER KOC OFFICIAL OR HOST TRACK OFFICIAL MUST SEE THE VIOLATION FOR DRIVER/ENTRY TO BE ELIMINATED FROM COMPETITION.

J) When eliminations begin an entry is considered paired with another entry when the paired entries are at most the fifth pair of entries in their respective lanes. If an entry is paired and cannot proceed to race, the entry will be assigned a two minute grace period from the time the paired entries are requested to the burn out box. If the entry is still unable to proceed, the entry will be eliminated from competition and a competition bye run will be given to entry that is in the burn out box. (A competition bye run and a used possible bye run are not considered the same when determining a new possible bye run in any round of competition/eliminations .A driver will not be eliminated from the possibility of earning a possible bye run in any round or eliminations due to said driver using a competition bye run.)

K) Dial-Ins cannot be changed once entry crosses front line of staging lanes. If driver is found to have violated Rule "K" under Race Guidelines for Pro Electronics, Footbrake and Sportsman by a KOC Official or Host Track Official will require the racer will to display original dial-in.

L) A driver must stage his/her entry under power to receive credit for participating in any round of eliminations.

M) Once entry is Pre-Staged, the entry MUST not be touched by crew member of said entry. Violation of this rule will result in the elimination of said entry and a competition bye will be awarded to said entries opponent. A KOC OFFICIAL OR HOST TRACK OFFICIAL MUST SEE THE VIOLATION FOR DRIVER/ENTRY TO BE ELIMINATED FROM COMPETITION.

N) A driver cannot change vehicles during eliminations. Violation of this rule will result in the elimination of said driver.

O) 1) Once Eliminations begin in the Pro Electronics Class, drivers in doorslammers (left hand steered cars) and drivers in dragsters (center steered cars) will be run separate for the first five (5) rounds of eliminations. All remaining cars left in competition will be merged together for the fifth round of eliminations will remain in this manner for the duration of the race. Doorslammers do have the option to compete with the dragsters during the first four rounds of eliminations.
2) 2) Doorslammers will be run first during elimination for those 1st four rounds.. If a driver of a doorslammer is holding the possible bye run, he/she will be run at the end of the dragsters during that round. If there are an odd number of dragsters the driver of the doorslammer will be paired with the last dragster of that round. If there are an even number of dragsters during that rounds, the driver of the doorslammers will be use his/her bye run.* Additionally, if there two or moredoorslammers requesting the same lane, A coin flip will decide lane choice.
3) If there are an odd number of doorslammers (not including the entry that is holding the possible bye run if the entry is a doorslammer or doorslammer entries that have elected to compete with the dragsters in said round) the last doorslammer will be paired with a dragster in said round.*
*(Rules G2 and G3 are implemented to keep from having two bye runs during a around. Two bye runs during a round could lead to a race going an extra round)
4) Center Steered Roadsters are considered dragsters and left hand steered roadsters are considered doorslammers.

P) Two Time Trials will be given on Saturday (Day 1). Sunday (Day 2) one time trial will be given to all entries before the start of eliminations. New Entries for Sunday will be given two time trials. (A New entry with respect to Rule H under KOC Championship Points is defined as an entry that has not been down the track on Day 1 (Saturday). Any exception to Rule H under KOC Championship Points should be approved by race director)

Rule Revision effective 2-13-12Two Time Trials will be given to each race vehicle (not entry) on Saturday before the start of Round 1 of Eliminations. Sunday (Day 2) one time trial/ run for the money will be given to all entries before the start of eliminations. Racers will select whether to participate in Time Trials or the Run for the Money but not BOTH. New Entries for Sunday will be given two time trials. (A New entry with respect to Rule H under KOC Championship Points is defined as an entry that has not been down the track on Day 1 (Saturday). Any exception to Rule H under KOC Championship Points should be approved by race director)

Q) Any clarification of a rule not covered in 2013 KOC Rules and Regulation will be made by Event Director.

Pro Footbrake/ Sportsman (Non-Delay-Additional Rules & Regulations)
A) Air or Electric Shifters will be allowed.
B) The use Two-Steps, Transbrakes, and Delay boxes are not allowed when leaving the starting line.
C) Line Locks can only be used for burn out purposes only.
D) Deep Staging will be allowed & Guaranteed in the Pro Footbrake, Sportsman and Jr. Dragster Classes. (Racers deep staging must write "DEEP" on ALL sides of car ((Jr. Dragsters and Left Hand steered roadsters-two sides, Doorslammers-four sides)) during all time trials, Run for Money, and Eliminations. If racer does not write "DEEP" on ALL sides of entered car and results in race starter NOT "holding tree" for said deep stager during eliminations and/or Run for the Money, the racer accepts the result of that race with no liability being placed on race starter.)
E) No starting line enhancers will be allowed. (ex. Throttle controls, staging solenoids, two steps, etc.)
F) Cars can be randomly inspected.
G) Dragsters are NOT allowed in Pro-Footbrake/Sportsman Classes which include center steered roadsters. Left Hand steered roadsters are allowed in Pro Footbrake but NOT the Sportsman Class. Doorslammers ONLY in Sportsman.

(Pro-Electronics)-Additional Rules & Regulations
A) Pro Electronics competitors will only be allowed to run only NHRA approved Delay Boxes and or Throttle Stops. Electronic altering, predicting or adjusting equipment that in any way adjusts the vehicle’s E.T. after it has left the starting line, this includes stutters, top end RPM limiters, GPS controllers, traction controllers, counter interfaces or the like of strictly prohibited. Any violators will be disqualified from the event, suspended indefinitely and any points, prizes, or purse will be forfeited. There will be no refunds or credits given if competitor is found violating these rules.
B) Cross Talk/Blind Cross will NOT be turned off during eliminations at the request of a racer. NO EXCEPTIONS

Junior Dragster Rules & Regulations
A) Once Jr is pre-staged, Jr. can no longer be touched by pit crew.(Exception-If Jr quits running crew can attempt to restart the car one single time.)
B) Drivers Meeting Prior to each Race.(Mandatory)
C) 8-9's Class Quickest Dial is 11.90
D) 10-12's Class Quickest Dial is 8.90
E) 13-Above Class Quickest Dial in 7.90
F) Deep Staging will be allowed & Guaranteed in t Jr. Dragster Classes. (Racers deep staging must write "DEEP" on ALL sides of car ((Jr. Dragsters-two sides)) during all time trials, Run for Money, and Eliminations. If racer does not write "DEEP" on ALL sides of entered car and results in race starter NOT "holding tree" for said deep stager during eliminations and/or Run for the Money, the racer accepts the result of that race with no liability being placed on race stater.)

Miscellaneous Rules & Regulations
A) No broke passes will be issued.

B) Rainouts- If one single day is rained out, all weekend tech cards will be given a rain check for the difference between a weekend entry and single day entry. All single day tech cards will be given a rain check for full value of his/her single day tech card.

If the entire weekend is rained out, all racers will receive rain checks for the full value of his/her tech card.

Once the second round of eliminations is complete on the Sunday (Day 2) portion of the Event Weekend, the race for that day can be deemed a complete race and all prize monies as advertised will be split between the remaining racers in that race if the race is stopped due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstance.(Rule Clarification-If a Saturday Race is not completed after the second round of eliminations it can be completed on Sunday)

C) If a KOC Event is cancelled due to weather or cancelled due to any other unforeseen circumstance, up to two cancelled events will be attempted to be rescheduled but not within six weeks of the originally scheduled date.

D) If you leave the track premises during the weekend, please be sure to have attendance wrist band for re-entry.

E) If deemed that a timing system and/or starter malfunction had an effect on the outcome of a race by the KOC Race Director (Gaylon Rolison), the racer will be advanced to the next round of eliminations if the malfunction occurred during a buy back round (1st Rd.) If the timing system and/or starter malfunction has an effect on the outcome of a race during non-buyback rounds (2, 3,4,5,6,...) the race in which the timing system malfunction occurred will be deemed a re-run)

F) In the event of a rerun, dial ins and lanes must remain the same as the race where the timing system malfunction or any unforeseen circumstance that may have occurred (ex. animal on the track)that resulted in the re-run. (This rule does not apply to incorrect Dial-Ins.)

G) Any Double Entered Car (Same driver driving same car twice) will only be permitted one time trial per time trial session which also includes Run-for-the-Money. (A driver entering two different cars is not considered a double entry)

Weekend Time Schedule
Weekend Time Schedule Varies Each Event. Please Check Here Latest Flyer for Up to Date Times

 

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