Open Comp is for door cars only are designed for all vehicles and trucks that run 8.00 - 12.99 in the 1/4 mile. Dragsters, Alterds & Motorcycles are not permitted. Open Comp racers will choose their dial-in upon the complettion of qualifying. Your dial-in must remain the same throughout eliminations. This time will be yours throughout eliminations (it does not change). The best reaction time is the #1 qualifier, you will then be put on a Pro ladder for eliminations. You can choose either a .400 or .500 Pro Tree.
Rules & Regulations:
Open Comp is based on a Open Comp format, which also now uses a Split ".500 & .400 Pro Tree" start system. Any modifications, any tires, any vehicle weight, or power adders are permitted. Trans-brakes and 2-3 step Rev-Limiters are permitted. Delay boxes, Throttle-stop, crossover boxes, or any "reaction-time related" electronic aides (See Electronics Policies Below) are strictly prohibited. Since this is a "All Run Field" if a racer misses all qualifying sessions, they still can be placed on the bottom of the ladder if the driver notifies WCSA Officials prior to Eliminations. At that time the driver must choose an ET without making a pass in any other class.
Engine Oil-Retention Device:
All Open Comp Cars quicker than 9.99 will be required to utilize an NHRA-accepted lower engine oil-retention device. SFI Spec 7.1 or 7.2 Lower Engine Containment Device also permitted. The lower engine containment device must cover the sides of the block and pan up to one inch of the head mating surface and extend within 1 1/2 inches of the front and rear of the cylinder case area. A belly pan may be used in the lieu of a device attached to the engine. The belly pan must extend from framerail to framerail and extend forward of the harmonic balancer and to the rear of the engine block and must incorporate a minimum 2-inch-high lip on all sides. A nonflammable, oil-absorbent liner mandatory inside of retention device. Any device that fails to perform as required must be replaced or repaired to the satisfaction of the technical staff prior to any further runs.
The Following Devices are Illegal: All devices must be turned off and/or zeroed out. All vehicles are subject to inspection at any time for for rule compliance.
*Electronic / Pneumatic / or any Remotely Activated Throttle Stops
*Optical Sensors / Stutter Boxes
*Delay Boxes / Cross-Over Boxes
*Electric / Hydraulic Pneumatic Shifters (All Shifts Must Be Made By Driver)
*Electronic Nitrous Controllers
*Any and All "Traction Control Devices"
The Following Devices are Legal:
* 2 & 3 Step Rev-Limiters
*Electric / Hydraulic Pneumatic Clutch Release Devices
*MSD-7 and/or any other Ignition Box that contains Programmable Timing Functions.
All Open Comp cars will receive 3 qualifying runs (Time Permitting), #1 Qualifier will be determined by the best Reaction Time. If you Red -Light on all 3 runs, you will be placed at the bottom of the ladder for eliminations. Since this is a "All Run Field" if a racer misses all qualifying sessions, they still can be placed on the bottom of the ladder if the driver notifies WCSA Officials prior to the Eliminations. At that time the driver must choose an ET without making a pass in any other class.
Dial-In for Eliminations:
Open Comp racers will choose their dial-in upon the complettion of qualifying. Your dial-in must remain the same throughout eliminations. This time will be yours throughout eliminations (it does not change). The best reaction time is the #1 qualifier, you will then be put on a Pro ladder for eliminations. You can choose either a .400 or .500 Pro Tree.
The quickest ET permitted in the Open Comp class is 8.00. Any qualifying or elimination pass quicker than 8.00 will be disqualified and will not count. Competitor will be permitted to re-qualify (if additional qualifying rounds are left) slower than 8.00. Competition will be regulated under standard NHRA "First or Worst" competition policy during qualifying and eliminations.
All Open Comp drivers must stage the car on his/her own without the assistance of a crew member (You will be disqualified by the starter if you have assistance). Deep staging is permitted but not recognized by the starter (if you want to go deep it's on the driver) Auto-Start will be on.
Open Comp does not allow burn-outs across the starting line. You must complete your burn-out and stop without crossing the starting line.
During 1st round of elimination's the higher qualified car will have lane choice.. In the 2nd round and beyond, the driver that is closest to his/her dial without going quicker will be awarded lane choice. If both drivers go under their dial-ins, the driver that is closer to his/her dial will be awarded lane choice for that round.
Open Comp does not allow tow vehicles of any sort in the staging lanes. You can tow your vehicle back to the pits at the conclusion of your run after exiting the racing surface.
Registering For The Class:
All Open Comp Racers must register (Please bring your NHRA Track Tech Card with you) at the WCSA registration before qualifying.
All Open Comp Racers that earn prize money can go directly to a WCSA Official after eliminations and pick up his/her Winnings.
WCSA Point System:
We will be calculating points at each event, and will crown a champion at the conclusion of the season.