STREET LEGAL INFO & RULES

STREET LEGAL RACING

 

RAD Torque Raceway boasts an NHRA-sanctioned 1/4 mile drag strip, hosting Canada’s fastest-growing community of street rods and sport compact cars. Since the inception of the ‘Fast and The Furious’ sub-culture, the demand for extreme sports has surged. Competitors and spectators eagerly gather to witness friends, family, and rivals compete in the quarter mile. We work closely with the Leduc RCMP, Stony Plain RCMP, Edmonton Police Service, and local high schools, not just to promote the sport but to encourage young street racers to channel their passion for speed into a safe environment.

As the pride of our park, our Street Legal Safety through Education racing program is designed to inspire speed enthusiasts in a safe, controlled, and enjoyable setting, away from the streets. In partnership with the Edmonton Police Services’ Blue Line Racing program and the RCMP Y.I.E.L.D. (Youth Initiative for Education in Lifestyle & Driving), we’re committed to fostering responsible street legal racing.

TIME SLIP APP

Scan the QR to Get the free Time Slip App for Apple and Android

Drag racing time slips from RAD Torque Raceway are historically printed using a receipt printer; this app shows the same time slips information on your phone.

Enhance the racer’s and spectator’s experience at the track by providing more detailed information from each pass on their smartphones in real time within seconds after each race.

The app shows weather station information and calculates corrected density altitude automatically to help racers tune their engines before racing.

JB’S POWER CENTRE STREET LEGAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

The following shall apply to all Street Legal competitors and vehicles.
These rules are subject to the discretion of the Tech Department and/or Street Legal Coordinator.

 

GENERAL REGULATIONS

  • All vehicles must be accompanied by the registered owner and or signed letter from registered owner.
  • All vehicles must be register-able and insurable.  Under this rule cars must pass a vehicle inspection i.e. all working lights, horn, on road equipment and must have street functioning exhaust (may have open headers, i.e. exhaust cut outs, but must exit under car and away from driver).  Cars not able to pass vehicle inspection for street equipment will be permitted to race at the discretion of the race officials of RAD Torque Raceway; however, every attempt will be made to keep this a Street Legal event.
  • All racers must have a valid Driver’s License and or competition license for vehicle speed
  • All racers, crew and spectators must sign the RAD Torque Raceway Smart Waiver prior to arrival at the facility.
  • Anyone that races the vehicle must sign the tech card.
  • Passengers will be allowed – time permitting. All passenger runs must be single passes only and be 14 seconds or 100mph and slower with no one under age of 16
  •  All vehicles will be inspected in accordance with NHRA General ET Safety Regulations and NHRA street legal rules.
  • As we race at night, all vehicles must have all working head lights , tail lights and marker lights to be able to run.
  •  Weekend bracket race: Any bracket racer wanting to race at Street Legal is prohibited.  Any bracket car that does not meet street legal rules and wishes to test or license a new driver has to contact Mike Heil, RAD Torque Raceway – Drag Director one (1) day prior to the Street Legal date if you want to Test Or License new car.
  • Due to the cost and the severity of oil downs at RAD Torque Raceway, all cars and trucks running faster the 10:00 in the ¼ mile must have an approved engine containment device.  If you do not have one, the driver of the car is responsible for the cleanup costs due to not having containment device.
  • Tires and slicks : any competition tire or street tires are permitted.
  • Requirements and specifications for Street Legal competitors and other local NHRA member track events are the same as those for the Summit E.T. Racing
  • NHRA STREET LEGAL RACING STREET LEGAL Exceptions:
  • 2008-2013 OEM model-year production cars are permitted to run no quicker than 10.00 (*6.40 eighth-mile) and/or no faster than 135 mph. slower than 9.00 (*5.65 eighth-mile) or faster than 135 mph required to wear a minimum SFI 3.2A/1 jacket; full-length pants (no shorts); closed shoes (no open toe or open-heel shoes or sandals); socks and a helmet. See General Regulations 10:7 for helmet requirements. Unaltered OEM, antilock brakes, airbag functions, stock frame\ unibody construction, including floors and firewall, as well as all other OEM safety-related systems, must be functioning as per manufacturer’s specifications. Tires used may be other than OEM, but they must be DOT approved.
  •  2014-current OEM model-year production cars are permitted to run no quicker than 9.00 (*5.65 eighth-mile) and/or faster than 150 mph. slower than 9.00 (*5.65 eighth-mile) or faster than 135 mph or slower than 150 mph are required to wear a minimum SFI 3.2A/1 jacket; full-length pants (no shorts); closed shoes (no open toe or open-heel shoes or sandals); socks and a helmet. See General Regulations 10:7 for helmet requirements. Unaltered OEM, antilock brakes, airbag functions, stock frame\ unibody construction, including floors and firewall, as well as all other OEM safety-related systems, must be functioning as per manufacturer’s specifications. Tires used may be other than OEM, but they must be DOT approved.
  • Drivers in vehicles running slower than 11.50 (*7.35 eighth-mile) and/or slower than 135 mph are required to wear full-length pants (no shorts); shirt- or long-sleeved shirt (no tank tops); closed shoes (no open-toe or open-heel shoes or sandals); socks and a helmet. See General Regulations 10:7 for helmet requirements.
  • Drivers in vehicles running quicker than 11.49 (*7.35 eighth-mile) or slower than 9.00 (*5.65 eighth-mile) or faster than 135 mph or slower than 150 mph are required to wear a minimum SFI 3.2A/1 jacket; full-length pants (no shorts); closed shoes (no opentoe or open-heel shoes or sandals); socks and a helmet. See General Regulations 10:7 for helmet requirements.
  •  Convertibles quicker than 13.49 (*8.25 eighth-mile) and T-tops quicker than 11.49 (*7.35 eighth-mile) must meet Summit Racing Series roll-bar and roll-cage requirements.
  • NHRA Level 7C license is available but not required for drivers running slower than 9.99 (*6.39 eighth-mile) or slower than 135 mph. NHRA Level 6C license is required for drivers running quicker than 9.99 (*6.39 eighth-mile) and slower than 9.00 (*5.65 eighth mile) or faster than 135 mph or slower than 150 mph.
  • All drivers must utilize helmet and protective clothing requirements as per the minimum specifications outlined in the 2024 NHRA Rulebook under the ET Handicap Racing
  • Please note major update on 2024 rule:

    A head and neck restraint device/system meeting SFI 38.1 is mandatory for any vehicle running 150 mph or faster for 1/4 or 1/8 mile or running 7.49 (*4.49) E.T. or quicker or by Class Requirements. An SFI 38.1 head and neck restraint device can be used with, or without, a neck collar; when a neck collar is not used, an SFI 3.3 head sock or SFI Spec 3.3 skirted helmet is required.

STREET LEGAL TECH GUIDELINES (NOT INCLUDING MOTORCYCLES, QUADS OR SLEDS)

These are basic guidelines. All vehicles must be capable of meeting the appropriate NHRA safety requirements for their performance level. For further information please refer to the NHRA rulebook, available on line at NHRA.com

  • All vehicles must have functioning seatbelts.
  • All vehicles must have a Radiator overflow catch can.
  • No plastic or glass fuel filters allowed.
  • 12” total rubber fuel line allowed.
  • No plastic oil or oil gauge lines allowed.
  • All automatic vehicles must have a working neutral safety switch.
  • All batteries must be securely mounted. Relocated batteries must have a rear mounted cut off switch – see the NHRA rulebook.
  • All tires must be in good condition with all lug nuts in place. Remove hubcaps and beauty rings from wheels.
  • Trunk, Truck boxes and passenger compartment must be empty prior to racing. This includes laptop computers which must be secured in the location its placed.
  • Drivers must wear at least: full length pants, shoes, a sleeved shirt. 11.50 and slower  (No shorts, sandals, or tank tops).
  • All participants must have an approved helmet for ET running.   
  • Drive shaft loop mandatory on all cars running 13.99 or quicker that are running slicks. Also required on all cars running 11.49 or quicker on street tires
  • Cars running faster than 11.49 must have an approved roll bar, SFI Legal belts and jacket.
  • Cars running faster than 10.99 must have approved aftermarket axles and balancer.
  • Cars running faster than 9.99 must have an approved roll cage / Chassis Certification and  Competition License. 2014 – current see above
  • Speed limits are 30 km/h on the return road and 5km/h (or less) in the pit area. No Stunting Permitted or erratic driving burnouts in pits are an immediate removal from facility

For the complete list of rules and information click here.

License info: NHRARacer.com– Competition Number/License Applications & Forms

STREET LEGAL TECH GUIDELINES FOR MOTORCYCLES, QUADS AND/OR SLEDS

These are basic guidelines. All vehicles must be capable of meeting the appropriate NHRA safety requirements for their performance level. For further information please refer to the NHRA rulebook, available on line at NHRA.com 

  • Motorcycles, Quads, and Sleds. Must have a minimum of a leather jacket,
    approved helmet, gloves and boots (boots must cover be above the ankle).
  • Motorcycles faster than 120 mph or that run quicker than 10.99 must have full leathers and a lanyard style engine kill switch.
  • Sleds must be equipped with a lanyard style engine kill switch and if they are faster than 120 mph or that run quicker than 10.99 must have full leathers.
  • Quads are only permitted to run to the 1/8th mile and must have ‘smooth’ roadway type tires.
  • Additional rules see: 2023_NHRA_Rulebook_23_04_05.pdf(nhraracer.com)  section 5C of 2024 rule book.
 

HOW THE RACER CAN HELP MAKE THIS A FUN ACTIVITY FOR EVERYONE

  • Maintain the speed limits in the pits and on the return road.
  • Keep your lights on after dark.
  • Have your Tech Card filled out and ready to go when the tech inspector reaches you. Make sure all people intending to drive have signed the tech card.
  • Watch out for moving vehicles at all times.
  • No one under the age of 14 is permitted in staging lanes.
  • Listen to the direction of all officials and RAD Torque Raceway personnel.
 

QUICKER CARS

  • All cars running 11.50 and quicker will be run out of the far-right staging lane in the staging Lanes if they wish to have sit and wait time
  • All cars must meet the NHRA Safety Regulations to run their ET.
  • The track will be re-prepped prior to the 11.50 cars running required.

***No vehicle arriving on a trailer to the track will be allowed to run antifreeze***

WAIVERS

All Street Legal Participants and Family/Crew entering the facility via the Drag Competitors Gate MUST complete the Electronic Waiver Of Liability prior to entering the facility on Race Day. The RAD Torque Raceway Team will “Check You In” via an electronic kiosk upon arrival; if you do not have your electronic Waiver of Liability completed prior to arrival, you will be required to pull over and complete via your phone, computer, and/or other electronic media prior to entering.  If your relevant information remains consistent, the Smart Waiver only needs to be completed once per season.

FANS

For a smoother experience, we strongly advise buying your tickets online in advance. Spectators should park in the Main Parking Lot and access the venue through the Main Spectator Front Gate. A friendly reminder: Crew Passes are exclusively for those considered essential to a Registered Race Team. If you’re not attending with a Designated Driver/Rider, please refrain from purchasing a crew pass.

Please understand and adhere to all RAD Torque Raceway Facility Policies

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY