1. Terms and definitions

1.1. Elapsed time (ET) is the time it takes a vehicle to travel from the starting line to the finish line.

1.2. Reaction time (RT) is the time it takes the driver to leave the starting line after the green light.

1.3. Elapsed time + Reaction time (ET + RT) is the time it takes a vehicle to travel from the starting line to the finish line after the green light is on.

1.4. Race control centre is a temporary facility where all the information about the race is collected and processed.

1.5. Paddock (service yard) is a designated territory with parking lots for the vehicles of the participants, place for their maintenance and service.

1.6. Trap is a short-term parking zone for the vehicles of participants.

1.7. Representative of participant (pilot) is an individual acting on behalf of participant or representing his/her interests during the competitions.

1.8. Applicant (participant) is any individual or legal body who has filed an application for participation. A participant can also be a pilot. The name of the applicant appears in the final standings.

1.9. Driver (pilot) is a person driving the vehicle in the course of the event. Driver should have a valid driver’s license.

1.10. Passenger is a person travelling in the vehicle other than the driver. The passenger should be at least 18 years of age.

1.11. Track is a part of the lane where the actual acceleration takes place, together with the pre-staging area and starting area.

1.12. Shutdown area is a part of the dragstrip after the finish line used to safely shut down the vehicle. Shutdown area is divided into two zones:

  • 1st zone is the “main” shutdown area used for the vehicles to decelerate and halt;
  • 2nd zone is the “emergency” shutdown area used by vehicles which were unable to halt within the main shutdown area.

1.13. Competition venue comprises the track, shutdown area, paddock, top of staging, pre-staging area, and starting area.

1.15. Top of staging is the area between the paddock and the pre-staging area. Here the participants are inspected by the judges and get ready to enter the stage area. After receiving permission from the top of staging officials, the vehicles may enter the pre-staging area.

1.16. Pre-staging area is the area between the top of staging and the starting area. The vehicles ready for the race wait here for the permission from judges to enter the starting area. Burnout is allowed in this area.

1.17. Starting area is the area located directly at the startling line. Neither manipulations with the vehicle, nor presence of any participant’s assistants is permitted here.

1.18. Centre line is the line dividing the dragstrip into two equal parts. Crossing this line is absolutely forbidden.

1.19. Briefing is the meeting of drivers and/or their representatives to obtain all the necessary information from the organisers and judges.

2. Preconditions for participation of drivers

2.1. Drivers must be at least 18 years of age holding a valid driver’s license (Category B or higher for the citizens of the Russian Federation).

2.2. Based on the decision of organisers, drivers with insufficient qualification or posing danger to other participants might be suspended from the race.

2.3. Participation of one vehicle in different classes is not permitted; however, one participant can enter different vehicles in different classes.

3. Classes and participants

Exclusive cars

Decision on vehicle admission is taken on a case-by-case basis by the organisers of the event.

Super cars AWD

All-wheel drive vehicles without customisation of engine and other units, which might increase the power of the vehicle.

Detailed technical requirements

Super cars RWD

Rear-wheel drive vehicles without customisation of engine and other units, which might increase the power of the vehicle.

Detailed technical requirements

Sport cars AWD

All-wheel drive vehicles with limited amount of customisation. Applying NOS injection system and upgrading of turbines and turbochargers is forbidden.

Detailed technical requirements

Nissan GT-R cars are not admitted in this class.

Sport cars RWD

Rear-wheel drive vehicles with limited amount of customisation. Applying NOS injection system and upgrading of turbines and turbochargers is forbidden.

Detailed technical requirements

Gran turismo

All-wheel and rear-wheel drive Gran Turismo vehicles (2009–2013 model years) and SUVs with the level of modifications exceeding that allowed for the SUV class. Vehicles with any level of customisation are admitted.

Detailed technical requirements

Super sport AWD

All-wheel drive vehicles with any level of customisation.

Detailed technical requirements

Super sport RWD

Rear-wheel drive vehicles with any level of customisation.

Detailed technical requirements


SUVs with limited amount of customisation. Applying NOS injection system and replacement of stock turbines and turbochargers is forbidden. Modification of stock turbines is permitted.

Detailed technical requirements

4. Registration, medical examination, and technical inspection


4.1. Registration is conducted at the administrative office marked with the “Registration” sign. The office is located in the paddock area.

4.2. Participant or applicant should be present for the registration procedure according to the schedule.

4.3. The following documents should be presented: documents for the vehicle (vehicle registration certificate), driver’s license, and power of attorney to drive the vehicle if needed.

4.4. During the registration procedure, the participant or applicant should mention the same name and last name as stated in the preliminary application.

4.5. Participant or applicant should check thoroughly all the data stated in the application and pay special attention to the right spelling of the make, model, modification, and stated horsepower of the vehicle.

4.6. After the registration, participant receives ‘participation number’, which corresponds to the invitation number, and the number indicated on the participant’s badge.

Medical examination

4.7. Driver medical examination is conducted at the administrative office before the runs according to the schedule.

4.8. Based on doctor’s decision, a medical check-up of any driver can be conducted not later than 10 minutes before the run of the participant.

4.9. Drivers who have not undergone medical examination are not allowed to participate in the runs.

4.10. After the medical examination participant receives a participation wristband.

Technical inspection

4.11. Vehicles ready for the competition are presented for technical inspection. These vehicles should have their numbers and other required stickers placed correctly.

4.12. A vehicle must comply with technical requirements effective for the class this vehicle belongs to.

4.13. In case of any vehicle’s nonconformity discovered, it must be reconciled by the participant before the end of technical inspection.

4.14. If the organiser finds it necessary, technical inspection might be conducted several times during the competition.

4.15. Marshals mark the vehicles based on the results of technical inspection.

4.16. Directly before each run, when the vehicles are ready to enter the dragstrip, a pre-stage technical inspection is conducted. The aim of this inspection is to check the readiness of vehicle, safety equipment, and driver’s kit for the run.

4.17. Vehicles, which fail to pass pre-run technical inspection, are not admitted to participate in the run (race).


4.18. Only one passenger is allowed to be present in the participant’s vehicle. Carrying two or more passengers in one vehicle is forbidden.

4.19. In Super Sport AWD, Super Sport RWD, and Gran Tursimo classes.

4.20. The passenger should follow the same safety requirements as the driver, depending on the class he/she participates in.

4.20. Each passenger has to sign an application form and receive a permit (wristband) which gives him/her the right to be present in the vehicle. Applications can be found in the administrative office.

4.21. A vehicle carrying the passenger without the proper permit is not allowed to participate in the runs.

4.22. Children under the age of 18 are strictly forbidden to be present in the vehicle during the run.

5. Сompetition numbers, required stickers

5.1. During the registration procedure, each participant receives a set of competition numbers and other required stickers together with the scheme of their layout.

5.2. Competitions numbers and required stickers must be applied to the vehicles before technical inspection and be preserved in the course of competitions.

5.3. In case of absence of the required stickers, the vehicle is not admitted to participate in the runs.

6. Briefing

6.1. The organiser of the competitions is obliged to conduct at least one official meeting (briefing) for the participants and/or applicants, the time and place of which should be announced not later than 15 minutes prior to its beginning.

6.2 Drivers are obliged to attend the briefing.

7. General safety regulations

7.1. In case the vehicle stops in the course of the competition and the pilot is not able to drive the vehicle out of the danger area, he/she should leave the vehicle immediately and move to the closest safe location.

7.2. Work may be performed on the vehicle only in the paddock area.

7.3. In case the driver is not able to start the vehicle in the pre-staging or starting areas within 3 minutes, he/she is awarded a defeat in the current run.

7.4. When returning from the trap:

  • vehicles must follow the Safety car;
  • overtaking of Safety car is forbidden;
  • crossing the Centre line is forbidden regardless of any reasons;
  • abrupt acceleration or deceleration is forbidden.

7.5. In case any technical problems with the vehicle emerge in the course of the race, preventing the driver from continuing the run, he/she should leave the track observing all safety precautions.

7.6. Reversing on the track is strictly forbidden.

8. Runs

8.1. Picking pairs during the qualifying and free runs is made in no particular order, including the vehicles that belong to different classes (on a first-come-first-serve basis, pairwise).

8.2. Timing is recorded during the qualifying and free runs with the onward publishing of the results.

8.3. Race officials might interrupt the qualifying on multiple occasions for time necessary to clear the track or evacuate vehicles.

8.4. In case there are no vehicles waiting in the pre-staging line, a run can be conducted with the participation of only one vehicle..

8.5. The amount of timed runs is not limited. Best run is recorded in the final standings.

8.6. Elapsed time is used to define the results of the qualifying (the time it takes a vehicle to travel from the starting line to the finish line).

9. Pre-staging area. start procedure

9.1. On the call of the judges or when the signal of the traffic light located in the top of staging area (before the pre-staging area) turns green, the driver has 2 minutes to stage the vehicle in the pre-staging area.

9.2. While waiting for the signal from the starting judges, the vehicle must stand still with the driver inside wearing a fastened seat belt.

9.3. Mechanics are not allowed to perform any work on the vehicle in the pre-staging area.

9.4. On the call of the starting judges or when the signal of the traffic light located in the starting area turns green, a pair of vehicles (or single vehicle in case there is no second participant) proceeds to the starting line. Burnout is allowed in this area.

9.5. Time to get ready for the start and perform the burnout is limited to 2 (two) minutes. Crossing the starting line during the burnout is allowed.

9.6. In case of delaying or postponing of the runs, the signal of the traffic light located in the starting area turns red. The driver must stop immediately and wait for further directions from the starting judges.

10. Christmas tree

10.1 When the vehicle is 58.4 cm (23 inches) away from the starting line, the top set of double white bulbs, which is called the “Pre-Stage” indicator, are lit (there is a pair of bulbs for each vehicle).

10.2. The drivers move forward slowly. The second set of double white bulbs is the “Stage” indicator (which is located under the Pre-stage indicator). They are lit when a staging vehicle breaks the second stage beam, which is 40.6 cm (16 inches) away from the starting line (there is a pair of bulbs for each vehicle). The driver has to stop immediately and repeat the entire procedure again.

10.3. In case the driver crosses the starting line, the Pre-stage and/or Stage signal goes out (a pair of bulbs for each vehicle). In this case, the driver must drive back till the moment when the Pre-stage signal goes out and repeat the entire procedure again.

10.4 In case the vehicle drives down from the Pre-stage and/or Stage beams when the amber signals are lit, the run is considered to be valid.

10.5 Sequence of signals on the Christmas tree:

  • in 3–5 sec after the Pre-Stage and Stage indicators three amber lights come on;
  • in 0.4 sec the green light comes on.

10.6. Christmas tree is erected 12 m away from the starting line.

10.7. Red light signifies a false start (a separate signal for each vehicle).

11. False start

11.1 If any of the drivers performs a false start (red light comes on — a separate signal for each vehicle), the second driver must continue and finish the run. The result of the driver who does not perform a false start is valid.

11.2 The driver who performs a false start slows down and moves towards the trap or the paddock.

11.3 Reversing on the track is strictly forbidden.

12. Moving on the track. Finish. Return.

12.1. After the starting signal, vehicles start linear motion parallel to each other towards the finish line.

12.2. After crossing the finish line, vehicles start decelerating and head towards the trap located in the end of the track.

12.3. Accelerating after crossing the finish line is forbidden.

12.4. The drivers must follow the instructions given by marshals in the trap area in order not to interfere with other participants.

12.5. In case the participant has to perform two consecutive runs, upon authorisation of judges, he/she can move to the paddock or straight to the pre-staging area after the first run. The returning participant should be accompanied by the Safety car.

12.6. Each participant has not more than 10 minutes to prepare for the run. The 10-minute countdown begins when the participant enters the paddock and ends when the vehicle proceeds to the starting area.

13. Results

13.1 Following results are recorded during the runs (for each lane individually): reaction time; sixty-foot time (18.29 m); ¼-mile time and speed (402 m); 1000-m time and speed.

13.2 After the end of the event all results are published on the site.

14. Punitive sanctions

14.1. The following violations are finalised in competitions:

  • disregard of rules or speeding when returning from the trap;
  • violation of starting procedure;
  • crossing the Centre line (regardless of any reasons) leads to disqualification;
  • disobeying directions of judges;
  • not proceeding to the pre-staging area within 2 minutes after the signal given by the judges;
  • driving in pre-staging area without permission of judges or permissive traffic signal;
  • fuelling or spilling fuel and lubricating materials in the service yard area;
  • reversing on the track.

Driver receives a warning after the first violation. Second violation of the same rule leads to a fine of 5,000 rub.

14.2. One driver might receive not more than two warnings within one day. It means that after third warning issued, the driver is disqualified.


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