New for 2023, The Drag-N-Drive World Champion will exemplify the work and dedication required to be titled best of the best based on the first-ever Drag-N-Drive World Champion Points Series presented by Summit Racing. This award will change how everyone approaches the drag-n-drive form of motorsport.
Rewarding the best-performing racer within the drag-n-drive community, The Drag-N-Drive World Champion will be the racer who finishes events, wins classes and sets records. Summit Racing is the leading supporter of the community, and they were heavily involved with the ruleset and points structure. Many racers and promoters also assisted in feedback.
National Events Structure
The Drag-N-Drive World Champion Points Series is based on the performance of racers from national-level drag-n-drive events.
Rules for National Events:
- Follow a format requiring racers to make an ⅛ or ¼-mile pass, drive the required minimum mileage, and make ⅛ or ¼-mile passes again until scheduled racing is complete.
- Minimum of 1 time slip per day of racing required.
- Minimum of 4 days of scheduled competition (rain out days recognized)
- Competition is defined as: time between drivers’ meeting and awards ceremony.
- Minimum of 625 public road miles driven during event.
- NO support vehicles allowed for racers.
- Racer ETs calculated to determine averages. Racer averages determine standings/class wins.
Drag-N-Drive World Champion Event eligibility:
A Drag-N-Drive World Champion Points Series eligible event must meet the minimum national event rules, plus the following criteria:
- Minimum Day One Registered Car Count: 150 vehicles
- Submit Final event results to Drag-N-Drive Addiction, or make results public.
- Event must begin no earlier than January 1st and end no later than December 1st of calendar year.
National Events (currently recognized)
Sick Week, Summit Racing Midwest Drags, Rocky Mountain Race Week, Hot Rod Drag Week, Race Week (aka RMRW2.0), Street Week (Sweden) Miles of Mayhem and Southeast Street-N-Yeet Spring 2023 (ineligible-car count).
Australian Events – Drag Challenge 22/23 (ineligible-car count)
Inaugural National Events that will be recognized upon completion:
Redwood Rally, BC DragIT Challenge (⅛), Death Week, Sick Summer, Delta Street Week (⅛)
*Drag Challenge and Redwood Rally ETs from ⅛ mile race day will be calculated to ¼ mile using http://www.wallaceracing.com/8th-quarter.php
Drag-N-Drive World Champion Points Structure
- Must meet ALL rules from above
- Points awarded from racer’s top 3 national events
- Racer may only use ONE 1/8-mile event for scoring
- Pass Tech: 1 point
- Each day a pass is submitted: 5 points (max 15 points)
- Complete event: 10 points
- **26 points total for event completion
- Class win: 7 Points
- Runner-up: 5 Points
- Third: 3 points
Bonus Points for Events:
- 6 sec 1/4 (4 Sec 1/8) ET Event Avg: +4
- 7 Sec 1/4 (5.00-5.49 1/8) ET Event Avg: +3
- 8 Sec 1/4 (5.50-5.99 1/8) ET Event Avg: +2
- 9 Sec 1/4 (6 Sec 1/8) ET Event Avg: +1
- Lower Class Record (per event class) (inaugural event/class does not qualify): +1
- Increase Class Average Speed (per event class) (inaugural event/class does not qualify): +1
In the event of a points tie, the Drag-N-Drive World Champion will be awarded to the faster average.
Where will this be awarded?
This will be part of the Drag-N-Drive Racer Awards presented by Summit Racing during the 2023 PRI Show. There will be many other awards within this event. Something special is also in the works for cars that run 10.0 or slower and for regional events, which will be announced later.
Races that are not eligible for the Drag-N-Drive World Champion Points Series, due to lack of attendance, WILL STILL have their results calculated for the Drag-N-Drive Racer Lists presented by Summit Racing. These lists can be found at drag-n-drive.com.
The racers who earn a spot on the Drag-N-Drive Racer Lists will still be awarded at the 2023 Drag-N-Drive Racer Awards presented by Summit Racing at PRI 2023!