ESLA RULES & REGULATIONS

Administration Procedures

Authority for Conduct of Racing
The development of the ESLA rules based upon many considerations. These include the safety of the participants and spectators who attend the various events, as well as the development of the greatest opportunity for even competition. The principle source of authority for the conduct of events is the ESLA Rulebook. The Rulebook shall govern all decisions at ESLA drag racing events. The Rulebook may be amended from time to time through amendments, which appear in the ESLA newsletter and/or website. Such amendments are not effective as authority unless and until they are published and are labeled specifically as amendments or revisions to the Rulebook. The rules of ESLA may also be expressed in formal official opinions, rulings and interpretations. Such opinions shall not be effective and binding unless they are in writing. Any person requesting an opinion must submit a written request to the organization of ESLA as is provided for in this section. This is the procedure for obtaining approval adaptation, changes or any appeals.

Written opinion in response to a written request, the opinion or notice of the opinion will be made public through publication in the ESLA newsletter and/or website and will constitute official opinion concerning the issues they address. Opinions which are not written are advisory only and shall have no binding effect on ESLA. Any participant may request that ESLA issues ruling render interpretations or adopt proposed changes concerning provisions in the Rulebook or various ESLA procedures. The request should be sent to ESLA Technical and organizational Departments, which will consider each such request and will determine, in its sole and absolute judgment, whether such request should be formally considered. If the Technical Department decides to consider such an issue, a panel will be appointed to consider the issue as soon as is reasonably practicable. The panel will consider the issue and make a recommendation to the Technical Department as to how the issue should be addressed. The Technical Department will then decide whether to take action on the issue and if so, what action to take. In as much as the ESLA Rulebook and the ruling of ESLA are intended to preserve competition and promote safety, ESLA reserves the right to amend the rules at any time on its own initiative to prevent or allow the use of specific types of equipment or practices. The effect of such amendments may well be to attempt to contain costs being experienced by competitors to insure continued competition or to regulate the performance of racing vehicles to deal with safety considerations. For purposes of this rulebook, the term “participant” shall include officials, any person possessing or who has been issued a credential and any person directly or indirectly associated with any vehicle that has been permitted to enter an event site for the purpose of competition, including, but not limited to owners, riders, and crew personnel.

I. CLASS QUALIFICATIONS:

At every event participants will run:
A-    Test & Tune sessions
B-    Qualifying sessions
C-     Elimination run
The best time set by a participant while running qualifying, decides what class they will run in the heads up elimination runs. When running E.T. Bracket, each participant sets his/her own quarter mile (dial in) time.

STREET LEGAL Classes:
Cars: (All classes run heads-up, NO dial-in with a Sportsman-tree).
D.SL: 15.00 sec. and slower.
C.SL: 13.00 sec. – 14:99 sec.
B.SL: 11.00 sec. – 12.99 sec.
A.SL: 09.00 sec. – 10.99 sec.
S.W: 08:99 sec. and faster.

OUTLAW Classes: (Outlaw classes run ET-Bracket, dial-in system with Pro-tree)
FWD OUTLAW:
Front wheel drive Outlaw Series
R/A OUTLAW:
Rear wheel drive & All wheel drive series

MOTORCYCLE Classes
SL.B: Street legal bike, a popular class for the sportsman racer that run 9.5 sec. or slower.
(ET-bracket, dial-in system with Sportsman-tree)
SM.B: Street Modified bike, running 8.5 sec. or slower.
(ET-bracket, dial-in system with Pro-tree)
XS.B: Extreme street bike, running 8.499 or faster.
(Heads-up, NO dial-in system and Pro-tree)

POINT SYSTEM
Points will be calculated in the following manner:

Each driver will be awarded 10 points for participation.
A minimum of 2 qualifying runs will be required to earn participation points.

Best TOP Speed & Reaction Time Points
- Participant who records the weekends top speed in his class will be awarded 25 points
– Participant whit the fastest reaction time of the weekend will be awarded 25 points

Rain Out & Race Cancellation Points Policy
In the event of a rain-out and/or race cancellation, any racer that has successfully participated in the 2 qualifying process will be eligible to receive 10 qualifying points, and will be eligible to count the race as “attended” for championship calculations. If the Rain Out or Race Cancellation occurs then the position that the driver is in i.e. (his position during the elimination round) he will be given the allocated point of that position. All Classes must complete a minimum of one round of elimination in order for points to be awarded.

Tie Breaker Procedure
In the event that two competitors tie for points at the end of season, the tie-breakers will be awarded to the racer who has achieved the highest number of race results.

Points for the best 16 Qualifiers per class 
# 1 – 16 Points
# 2 – 15 Points
# 3 – 14 Points
# 4 – 13 Points
# 5 – 12 Points
# 6 – 11 Points
# 7 – 10 Points
# 8 – 9 Points
# 9 – 8 Points
# 10 – 7 Points
# 11 – 6 Points
# 12 – 5 Points
# 13 – 4 Points
# 14 – 3 Points
# 15 – 2 Points
# 16 – 1 Point

Championship Point Standing
# 1 – 100 Points
# 2 – 90 Points
# 3 – 80 Points
# 4 – 70 Points
# 5 – 65 Points
# 6 – 60 Points
# 7 – 55 Points
# 8 – 50 Points
# 9 – 45 Points
# 10 – 40 Points
# 11 – 35 Points
# 12 – 30 Points
# 13 – 25 Points
# 14 – 20 Points
# 15 – 15 Points
# 16 – 10 Point
# 17 to 32 – 5 Points
# 33 to 64 – 2 Points
# 65 and up – 1 Point

III. PARTICIPATION:

  • Valid ESLA member ID card (only for registered members)
  • Single event introductory ticket (only for non-registered participants)
  • Driver and equipment must comply to our technical and safety regulations.
  • The vehicle must be representable and comply to our technical and safety regulations.

Failure to produce any of these documents or not passing the technical and safety requirements, will result in immediate exclusion and removal from participation in the event without any refund.

IV. TECHNICAL INSPECTION:
Before a vehicle can participate in ESLA event it must go through the Tech Inspection, vehicles & drivers failing to comply with following safety points will be excluded and removed from participation in the event without any refund. Safety points are:

  • Vehicle must be driven into the Technical Inspection area, vehicles on a trailer will not be inspected.
  • Vehicles must be presentable in appearance at all times, vehicle must be complete and have no loose parts.
  • Battery must be securely mounted (strapping tape or tyraps prohibited).
  • Battery plus-pole must be covered (duct tape allowed).
  • Vehicles must have a minimum of 1 front seat, and must be safely mounted and in good working condition.
  • Seatbelt must be correctly and safely mounted, and in good working condition.
  • The windshield must be in good condition and may have NO cracks or other damages.
  • Driver, and passenger door must be fully functioning.
  • Vehicle must have a safe (preferably OEM original) dashboard.
  • Vehicle must be free of oil and coolant or any other kind of leakage.
  • Breaks must be in good working condition.
  • Wheel caps must be removed.
  • Vehicle must have a good working exhaust.
  • When racing on Street  (TREADED) tires, tire must have a minimum 1.6 mm tread.
  • Qualified Helmet, long sleeve clothing and closed shoes must be ready and available for the tech Inspection.

**STREET-LEGAL AUTOMOBILES:
1. ENGINE

1.1 Engine
All engine types are allowed. Engine Swaps Permitted. All types of Carburetors, injection and electronically controlled injection systems are allowed.

1.2 Exhaust
All types of exhausts permitted. Exhaust must meet the noise requirements of the designated track. Exhaust should be in good working condition, securely fastened and away from driver and fuel tank. Flexible tubing or “flex pipe” prohibited.

1.3 Screamer pipes
Screamer pipes are allowed ONLY when complying with the noise standard of the track. If screamer pipe is not in accordance with the noise regulation, then the pipe must end back into the exhaust pipe.

1.4 Fuel
Gasoline, racing Gasoline, race fuel, LPG, Diesel, E85 are permitted. Alcohol, Nitro-methane and self-made (racing)gasoline are prohibited.

1.5 Fuel system
The entire fuel system must be outside the drivers/ passenger compartment.
Cool canisters and control blocks should be located at least 15 cm behind the flywheel on rear wheel drive cars.  And on the opposite site from where the flywheel is located in the engine compartment on the front wheel drive cars. If using a non OEM mechanical fuel pump, a manual power-valve must be located in the main fuel line (between the tank and the injectors/ carburetor) and must be able to stop fuel from pumping in case of an accident. This cut-off switch must be placed within reach of the driver.

1.6 Radiator overflow canister
A radiator overflow canister is mandatory for all vehicles. If participating vehicle is not equipped with an OEM canister, the size of the overflow canister should be at least 500ml and properly installed.

1.7 Nitrous oxide
Commercially available Nitrous Oxide and Nitrous oxide inter-cooled systems are permitted on all engines, including turbo en suppercharged engines. Push systems(buttons) accepted. Nitrous system must be activated by a wide-open throttle switch. Nitrous bottles in driver compartment must be equipped with a relief (blow-off) valve and vented outside of driver’s compartment. Bottles must be stamped with a DOT 1800 approval, and safely and properly mounted (no hose clamps or tie wraps). Hoses from bottle(s) to solenoid must be high pressure steel braided hoses. No inline bottle shutoff valves in staging lanes accepted. Commercially available, thermostatically controlled, blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external heating of bottle is prohibited. All vehicles equipped with Nitrous Oxide must place a NOS decal with a minimum size of 7,6cm x 7.6cm (3?x3?) on the window which is the closest to the location of the bottle.

1.8 Supercharger & Turbocharger
Superchargers and turbochargers permitted. Chargers cooled by water, ice and CO2 are permitted only when and if there is no leakage, and the used (melted) water is collected in a canister or flows back in to the intake manifold.

1.9 Engine oiling system
Dry sump lubrication systems are allowed, all oil lines must be located outside the drivers compartment. Oil lines that are close to the flywheel must be protected with steel pipe with a minimum wall thickness of 3.2mm. Oil lines are not allowed to run through the drive shaft tunnel.

1.10 Oil Catch Tank
All vehicles where the OEM crankcase ventilation has been interrupted or altered, must have a oil catch can of at least 500 ml. A separate filter placed on the valve cover is prohibited.

1.11 Pipes, Tubing and Hoses
Participants are responsible that the fuel, transmission, brake, power steering lines and water hoses are securely tightened and are leakage free. It is not permitted to use tyraps. Pipes that are not original must be made of steel or nylon with a steel braided outer jacket. No lines, tubing or hoses are allowed to run trough the driveshaft tunnel.

2. DRIVETRAIN

2.1 Driveline
OEM production all-wheel, front wheel and rear wheel drive vehicles permitted.
Drive shaft safety loop required on all vehicles running 09.99 sec or quicker or any car exceeding 230 Km. (145 mph). Flex plate shield required on all vehicles running 09.99 sec or quicker, or any car exceeding 230 Km (145 mph).

2.2 Flywheel Shield
A flywheel shield is mandatory on all vehicles running 09.99 sec or quicker, vehicles with rotary engines running 10.99 sec or quicker, or any vehicle exeeding 145 mph. Flywheel shields must be made of a steel plate with a minimum thickness of 1/4-inch (6.35 mm). It must be attached to the engine and/ or the gearbox, and surrounds the bell housing 360 degrees.

2.3 Clutch
Every car with a clutch must be operated by foot. All OEM or aftermarket brands of clutch systems allowed. Hand control officially approved by the EU with E label is only allowed for the physically challenged.

2.4 Automatic Gearbox
Every vehicle with a non-OEM automatic gearbox must have a spring-loaded positive reverse lockout system and a neutral safety switch. This is necessary to prevent accidentally being put into the reverse gear, and the car cannot start when the gearbox is set into “drive” or the “reverse” position.

2.5 Differential
All forms of differentials are allowed in ESLA series.

3. BRAKES & SUSPENSION

 3.1 Brakes
All OEM servo unit and break systems are allowed. Four-wheel hydraulic brakes are mandatory on any car running 9.99 or quicker.

3.2 Steering
All OEM steering unit are allowed. Steering unit that has been changed, must be re-inspected and approved by the RDW, TUV, MOT etc.

3.3 Suspension
Full automotive-type suspension is mandatory. A minimum of one functioning and properly fitted, and operating hydraulic shock absorber per wheel is mandatory. Lightening of stock suspension components is prohibited. Rigid mounted suspensions is not allowed.

3.4 Wheelie-bars
ONLY allowed in the designated classes.When in doubt please contact the organisation.

4. CHASSIS

4.1 Chassis modifications
Modifications are permitted only if they meet the Dutch roads and traffic laws. The doors need to be able open from the inside and outside. The driver compartment must be completely sealed from the motor, gearbox and exhaust.

4.2 Tube chassis
A tube chassis is prohibited in the ESLA classes

4.3 Roll-bar or roll-cage
Roll cages are allowed in every ESLA class but not mandatory. A roll cage is a necessary component for a high performance car, for more than its rollover protection. Just about all safety bodies in almost every class of racing require some form of roll cage. It provides a great deal of protection in a rollover situation; its purpose is not strictly as such. The cage provides a great deal of side,frontal, and rear collision protection. Roll cages come in styles that are typically noted at “points”. They usually come in 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14, or more. The “points” is in relation to the number of places the cage is fixed to the frame, and/or structural body members.

4.4 Protection
Places on the roll-bar or roll-cage where the helmet can hit during a collision or accident must be covered with a soft protective layer (mostly compressed foam pad) and should have at least 8.5mm of thickness.

5. WHEELS & TIRES

5.1 Tires
Tires with a valid E-label, DOT label, Drag Radial or Slicks are permitted for the front as well as the rear. E-label, DOT label and Drag Radial tires will be inspected at the Tech-Inspection for general condition. All TREADED (street or strip) tires must have a minimum 1.6 mm off tread. Tires may not stick out more than 30mm outside the (fender edges) body structure.

5.2 Weather
In case of wet track, drivers are not allowed to race on Drag radials or Slicks.

5.3 Wheels
Automotive OEM-type rims as well as aftermarket rims are allowed, wheels must be minimum 12 Inches of diameter. The wheels may not stick out more than 30mm outside the (fender edges) body structure.

5.4 Nuts and Bolts
Wheel must have all nuts or bolts and they must be properly attached.

5.5 Hubcaps and Wheelcovers
Hub caps and wheel covers that conceal the wheel bolts & nuts must be removed before Tech-Inspection. Tech inspectors will check for loose lugs, cracked or bend wheels. No wheel covers, Snap-on hubcaps are permitted in any Category, and are prohibited in any ESLA class.

6. INTERIOR

6.1 Driver Compartment
Interior panels may be lichtend, altered or replaced, but must always be in place. Complete removal of front interior panels is not permitted.

6.2 Seats
OEM and aftermarket seats are permitted. Both front seats are required at all time, and properly attached with at least four bolts. Removal of the rear seats is permitted unless the vehicle has an OEM battery located under the back seat. (See Regulations 8.1)

6.3 Seatbelts
All vehicles must have at least a 3-point harness according to OEM system for both front passengers. Seatbelts must be correctly en securely mounted, not have the structural integrity damaged in any way, and be in good working condition. When a 4point (or more) harness is fitted on an original OEM seat, the cross section must be routed along the seat instead of through it. Release system must work perfectly (must release in one motion). Please do not loosen belts until you are off the race track. Infraction is grounds for disqualification.

6.4 Dashboard
Vehicle must have a safe (preferably OEM) dashboard. If dashboard has been altered in any way, all sharp edges must be safely covered in case of an accident.

6.5 Doors
Both the driver, and passenger doors must be fully functioning from the inside as well as from the outside.

6.6 Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher/ fire extinguishing system is allowed only if it’s a dry chemical or CO2 system, and if securely mounted and properly installed.

7. BODY

7.1 Appearance
Vehicles participating in the ESLA series must be presentable in appearance at all times. Vehicles considered improperly prepared may be rejected by the Technical Inspector and result in immediate exclusion and removal from participation in the event without any refund. The appearance of crew vehicles is equally important and is Subject to he same considerations.

7.2 Windows
The windshield must be made of OEM glass and in good condition. Side and rear windows can be replaced with Lexan or other materials with a minimum thickness of 3 MM. Windows may have NO unsafe cracks or other unsafe damages. Windows must be maintained in closed position during a race.

7.3 Firewall
In an effort to maintain safety and quality, firewall is mandatory. Each car is required to have a firewall according to OEM with a minimum thickness of 0.6 mm or 0.8 mm steel and aluminum, the engine room must be completely seald from the drivers compartment.

7.4 Fenders
All Fenders are required. Lightweight replacement fenders are allowed. Rear Fenders may be adapted to fit the size of the tires. Custom fenders should have rounded or folded edges, and may not have sharp edges.

7.5 Floor panels
Each car must have the OEM or OEM reproduction floor panels and floor panels must be welded. There may not be any holes in the floor.

7.6 Spoilers
Spoilers attached to the bodywork of the car trunk as spoilers, airdam, side skirts, etc. are allowed.

7.7 Hood & Hood Scoops
Aftermarket fiberglass/ carbonfiber hood replacements are permitted. A hood scoop or airscoop is allowed provided it does not extend more than 27.9cm (11inches) above height of the original hood surface and sight is not obstructed.

7.8 Competition numbers
Dial-ins must be displayed on left side window and right front windshield in BOLD, CLEAR lettering. Starting numbers (decals or written) must be at least 15cm high and less than 3.8 cm wide. Class designation characters must be at least 7.5 cm high and at least 2.5 cm wide. The use of shoe polish is permitted provided that the above sizes are held.

8. ELECTRICAL

8.1 Batteries
Gel batteries are allowed, and do not need a liquid-tight container. All batteries must be securely mounted metal battery hold-down straps mandatory, trapping tape prohibited and preferably according to OEM specifications. Battery may NOT be relocated into the driver or passenger compartment unless the vehicle has a OEM battery located under the back seat (such as BMW, VW Beetle and a few German models). If vehicle has an OEM battery mounted under the back seat then it is prohibited to remove the backseat during the race. If battery is relocated into the trunk it must be placed safely into a package tray/ polly box, and the vehicle must have a rear firewall of .024-inch steel or .032-inch aluminum between the drivers compartment and the trunk. Ventilation hose from the battery to the outside of the vehicle body is mandatory.

8.2 Ignition
All forms of ignitions like Two steps, rev limiters, etc. are allowed. Two steps, rev limiters, or any other rpm limiting device installed with the function of a down track rpm controller or throttle stop system is prohibited.

8.3 Lighting & Other Functions
All lights, windscreen wipers, defog system and other functions on vehicles must be in perfect working condition as registered with the National Road authorities and qualified for normal (daily) road use.

9. SUPPORT & TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS

9.1 Computers
It is allowed to use computers to improve the car to adjust, before or after one run. The driver may not use the computer during a run to change setting. Data recorders may be used to determine the value of certain vehicle parameters. This may not be activated by the accelerator or the acceleration of the vehicle during a run. It is also forbidden to pass information in real time to a driver in any form during a run. It is forbidden and illegal to transmit telemetry data to a ground such as sound and video images to be broadcasted in anyway, shape or form without a written consent from the ESLA organization.

9.2 Advertisements Stickers
Participants will support the series by advertising the ESLA brand on the participating vehicle. ESLA reserves the right to control participants for advertisements, stickers, flags or other promotional or marketing materials. A participant may be asked to remove any marketing material or statements, if the organization believes that these statements and or materials are of bad taste or brings the event, the organization or its partners in a negative light. If participant does not comply and remove these materials immediately, will result in immediate exclusion and removal from participation in the event without any refund.

10. DRIVER & CREW

10.1 Drivers Meeting
All drivers must attend Drivers meeting in order to receive 25 additional points. Each participating driver must hold a valid drivers license. Each participating driver must be in possession of an ESLA membership card. (non members must have an event pass en ticket). Each crewmember must be in possession of an ESLA crew-pass.

10.2 Clothing
Every team must ensure that their clothing looks presentable, and are not allowed to wear shorts, tank top, t-shirt, any open shoes like slippers, sandals, or have bare legs or be bare-chested when present in the staging, starting, and competition areas of the track. Driver and crew must not line up for the race without wearing a proper pair of jeans, a shirt with long sleeves or a racing suit, with proper closed shoes. Nylon clothing is not permitted.

10.3 Helmet
Every driver must be in possession of a (closed face/ integral type) qualified safety helmet must be fitted with a valid safety approval. Open face helmets are not permitted. ALL passengers MUST wear a helmet. Please do not take off your helmet or loosen belts until you are off the race track. Infraction is grounds for disqualification.

10.4 Occupants
No more than one person is permitted in any car during any race. Except when driving with an ESLA drive-along visitor. A popular class for the sportsman racer. Using the sportsman tree.

 

**OUTLAW SERIES
11. FWD: 
Front wheel drive class running …

12. R/AWD: Rear and All wheel drive class running…

 

**STREET-LEGAL BIKES
13. SL.B A popular class for the sportsman racer, that run 9.5 sec. or slower.
(ET-bracket, dial-in system with Sportsman-tree)

Bikers have to wear crash helmet together with appropriate motorcycle apparel. One-piece or two-piece zip-togehter suits are recomended, made from suitable materials.

13.1 APPEARANCE
All machines must be of presentable appearance at all times. Entries may be refused where appearance is not considered to be up to the general standards of competition.

All machines must be of presentable appearance at all times. Entries may be refused where appearance is not considered to be up to the general standards of competition.

13.2 CARBURATORS & INJECTION
All types of Carburators, injection and electronically controlled injection systems are allowed

13.3 ENGINE
Must be designed and build for motorcycle applications. Only one engine per vehicle allowed. External starter prohibited.

13.4 COOLING
Only air, oil or water coolant permitted.

13.5 FUEL
Gasoline, racing Gasoline, race fuels  and octane boosters are permitted. Alcohol, Nitro-methane and self-made (racing)gasoline are prohibited.

13.6 EXHAUST
All types of exhausts permitted. Flexible tubing or “flex pipe” prohibited.

13.7 NITROUS OXIDE
Commercially available Nitrous Oxide and Nitrous oxide inter-cooled systems are permitted on all engines, including turbo en supercharged engines. Push
systems(buttons) accepted. Bottles must be stamped with a DOT 1800 approval, and safely and properly mounted (no hose clamps or tie wraps). Hoses from bottle(s) to solenoid must be high pressure steel braided hoses. No inline bottle shutoff valves in staging lanes accepted. Commercially available, thermostatically controlled, blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external bottle heating systems not allowed past the line up.

13.8 SUPERCHARGERS & TURBOCHARGERS
Superchargers and turbochargers permitted. For chargers mounted in front of the engine, we recommend a safety shield to be mounted over the charger-belt. A safety cover over the Chargers cooled by water, ice and CO2 are permitted only when and if there is no leakage, and the used (melted) water is collected in a canister or flows back in to the intake manifold.  If the charger is placed behind to engine, then the safety shield is mandatory. If a charger is chain driven, then the safety shield must be a minimum of 3mm thick (dural material) or 1.5mm thick (steel material or material equal in strength), no matter where charges is located.

Use of explosion-proof, ballistic protective material is recommended.

13.9 HOSES
All fuel, transmission, brake, power steering lines and water hoses must be securely tightened and are leakage free. It is not permitted to use tyraps. Pipes that are not original must be made of steel or nylon with a steel braided outer jacket. No lines, tubing or hoses are allowed to run by the driveline, driveshafts or chain.

13.10 CLUTCH
All OEM or aftermarket brands of clutch systems allowed. Slider clutches prohibited. Electric and air shifters allowed. RPM shifting prohibited.

13.11 GEARBOX
Only OEM gearbox allowed.

13.12 DRIVE CHAIN & GUARDS
All brands or types of chains allowed. All chains or driveline systems must be covered by a protected shield. OEM, aftermarket aluminium (3mm thick) or steel (1.5mm thick or material equal in strength) allowed. The protective shield must cover the entire diameter of the rear chains-sprocket.

13.13 BRAKES
All OEM servo unit and break systems are allowed. At an end speeds of 281 km/h. (175 mph) there must be two break callipers with a minimum of 230mm diameter each or one calliper with a minimum diameter of 295 mounted at the front. The hydraulic break fluid reservoir must be mounted in a position that makes it easy for the tech official to inspect the fluid level.

13.14 SHOCKS & STRUDS
All types and brands allowed, and must be functional when in place. Rear struts allowed.

13.15 STEERING & FORKS
All types and brands allowed, and must be functional when in place

13.16 FRAME
Regular available frames used on public roads. Max. Wheelbase 1730mm, with rear wheel in most extended postion. Every type of swing-arm is allowed. The swing-arm may be extended by a certified construction welder, or a aftermarket supplier, or be inspected by RDW/TUV, or equivalent inspection authority.
Minimum ground clearance, with the driver on the bike is 50mm.

13.17 STAND
Must be wired up or be removed.

13.18 WHEELIE BARS
Not allowed.

13.19 TIRES
Every type and size is allowed, as long as they meet with the traffic law. Slicks are prohibited.

13.20 SEAT
Every type is allowed, have to be safely attached to the machine. Every filling must be safely attached to the seat.

13.21 MIRRORS
Must be removed, or taped over.

13.22 LIGHTS
Lights need not be operational, but must be of stock appearance, lenses must be taped over.

13.23 FENDERS
Must be attached to meet the regulations of the traffic law.

13.24 BATTERY
Must be attached safely and solid.

13.25 IGNITION
A positive acting cut out switch must be fitted, and attached to the top fork yoke or handlebars.
Ignition KILL buttons are not acceptable.
All machines faster then 9.99 sec on the ¼ mile must have a positive KILL switch attached to the rider by lanyard that shuts down ALL electrical systems on the machine.
ALL motorcycles require lanyards.
The lanyard/KILL switch must be able to work when pulled out in any direction.
A lanyard assembly must be of sufficient strength for purpose. Any lanyard assembly that, in the opinion of the technical team, is not fit for purpose is grounds for disqualification.

 

**STREET-MODIFIED BIKES
14. SM.B Highly modified street bikes Street Modified bike, running 8.5 sec. or slower.
(ET-bracket, dial-in system with Pro-tree)

Bikers have to wear crash helmet together with appropiate motorcycle apparel. One-piece or two-piece zip-togehter suits are recomended, made from suitable materials.

14.1 APPEARANCE
All machines must be of presentable appearance at all times. Entries may be refused where appearance is not considered to be up to the general standards of competition.

14.2 CARBURATORS & INJECTION
All types of Carburators, injection and electronically controlled injection systems are allowed

14.3 ENGINE
Must be designed and build for motorcycle applications. Only one engine per vehicle allowed. External starter prohibited.

14.4 COOLING
Only air, oil or water coolant permitted.

14.5 EXHAUST
All types of exhausts permitted. Flexible tubing or “flex pipe” prohibited.

14.6 FUEL
Gasoline, racing Gasoline, race fuels  and octane boosters are permitted. Alcohol, Nitro-methane and self-made (racing)gasoline are prohibited.

14.7 NITROUS OXIDE
Commercially available Nitrous Oxide and Nitrous oxide inter-cooled systems are permitted on all engines, including turbo en supercharged engines. Push systems(buttons) accepted. Bottles must be stamped with a DOT 1800 approval, and safely and properly mounted (no hose clamps or tie wraps). Hoses from bottle(s) to solenoid must be high pressure steel braided hoses. No inline bottle shutoff valves in staging lanes accepted. Commercially available, thermostatically controlled, blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external bottle heating systems not allowed past the line up.

14.8 SUPERCHARGERS & TURBOCHARGERS
Superchargers and turbochargers permitted. For chargers mounted in front of the engine, we recommend a safety shield to be mounted over the charger-belt. A safety cover over the Chargers cooled by water, ice and CO2 are permitted only when and if there is no leakage, and the used (melted) water is collected in a canister or flows back in to the intake manifold.  If the charger is placed behind to engine, then the safety shield is mandatory. If a charger is chain driven, then the safety shield must be a minimum of 3mm thick (dural material) or 1.5mm thick (steel material or material equal in strength), no matter where charger is located.

Use of explosion-proof, ballistic protective material is recommended.

14.9 HOSES
All fuel, transmission, brake, power steering lines and water hoses must be securely tightened and are leakage free. It is not permitted to use ty-wraps. Pipes that are not original must be made of steel or nylon with a steel braided outer jacket. No lines, tubing or hoses are allowed to run by the driveline, driveshafts or chain.

14.10 CLUTCH
All OEM or aftermarket brands of clutch systems allowed. Slider/ semi slider clutches allowed.
Electric and air shifters allowed. RPM shifting prohibited.

14.11 GEARBOX
Only OEM gearbox allowed.

14.12 DRIVE CHAIN & GUARDS
All brands or types of chains allowed. All chains or driveline systems must be covered by a protected shield. OEM, aftermarket aluminium (3mm thick) or steel (1.5mm thick or material equal in strength) allowed. The protective shield must cover the entire diameter of the rear chains-sprocket.

14.13 BRAKES
All OEM servo unit and break systems are allowed. At an end speeds of 281 km/h. (175 mph) there must be two break callipers with a minimum of 230mm diameter each or one calliper with a minimum diameter of 295 mounted at the front. The hydraulic break fluid reservoir must be mounted in a position that makes it easy for the tech official to inspect the fluid level.

14.14 SHOCKS & STRUDS
All types and brands allowed, and must be functional when in place. Rear struts allowed.

14.15 STEERING & FORKS
All types and brands allowed, and must be functional when in place

14.16 FRAME
Regular available frames used on public roads. Max. Wheelbase 1780mm, with rear wheel in most extended postion. Every type of swing arm is allowed. The swing arm may be extended by a certified construction welder, or a aftermarket supplier, or be inspected by RDW/TUV, or equivalent inspection authority.

Minimum ground clearance, with the driver on the bike is 50mm.

14.17 STAND
Must be wired up or be removed.

14.18 WHEELIE BARS
Not allowed.

14.19 TIRES
Every type and size is allowed, as long as they meet with the traffic law. Slicks are allowed.

14.20 SEAT
Every type is allowed, have to be safely attached to the machine. Every filling must be safely attached to the seat.

14.21 MIRRORS
Must be removed, or taped over.

14.22 FENDERS
Must be attached to meet the regulations of the traffic law.

14.23 LIGHTS
Lights need not be operational, but must be of stock appearance, lenses must be taped over.

14.24 BATTERY
Must be attached safely and solid.

14.25 IGNITION
A positive acting cut out switch must be fitted, and attached to the top fork yoke or handlebars.
Ignition KILL buttons are not acceptable.
All machines faster then 9.99 sec on the ¼ mile must have a positive KILL switch attached to the rider by lanyard that shuts down ALL electrical systems on the machine.
The lanyard/KILL switch must be able to work when pulled in any direction.
A lanyard assembly must be of sufficient strength for purpose. Any lanyard assembly that, in the opinion of the technical team, is not fit for purpose is grounds for disqualification.

 

**EXTREME-STREET BIKES 
15. X.SBExtreme street bike, running 8.499 or faster.
(Heads-up, NO dial-in system and Pro-tree)

15.1 Bikers have to wear crash helmet together with appropriate motorcycle apparel. One-piece or two-piece zip-togehter suits are recomended, made from suitable materials.

15.2 APPEARANCE
All machines must be of presentable appearance at all times. Entries may be refused where appearance is not considered to be up to the general standards of competition.

15.3 ENGINE
Must be designed and build for motorcycle applications. Only one engine per vehicle allowed. External starter prohibited.

15.4 COOLING
Only air, oil or water coolant permitted.

15.6 EXHAUST
All types of exhausts permitted. Flexible tubing or “flex pipe” prohibited.

15.7 FUEL
Gasoline, racing Gasoline, race fuels  and octane boosters are permitted. Alcohol, Nitro-methane and self-made (racing)gasoline are prohibited.

15.8 CARBURATORS & INJECTION
All types of Carburators, injection and electronically controlled injection systems are allowed

15.9 NITROUS OXIDE
Commercially available Nitrous Oxide and Nitrous oxide inter-cooled systems are permitted on all engines, including turbo en supercharged engines. Push systems(buttons) accepted. Bottles must be stamped with a DOT 1800 approval, and safely and properly mounted (no hose clamps or tie wraps). Hoses from bottle(s) to solenoid must be high pressure steel braided hoses. No inline bottle shutoff valves in staging lanes accepted. Commercially available, thermostatically controlled, blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external bottle heating systems not allowed past the line up.

15.10 SUPERCHARGERS & TURBOCHARGERS
Superchargers and turbochargers permitted. For chargers mounted in front of the engine, we recommend a safety shield to be mounted over the charger-belt. A safety cover over the Chargers cooled by water, ice and CO2 are permitted only when and if there is no leakage, and the used (melted) water is collected in a canister or flows back in to the intake manifold.  If the charger is placed behind to engine, then the safety shield is mandatory. If a charger is chain driven, then the safety shield must be a minimum of 3mm thick (dural material) or 1.5mm thick (steel material or material equal in strength), no matter where charges is located.
Use of explosion-proof, ballistic protective material is recommended.

15.11 OIL CATCH TANK
Where an oil breather pipe is fitted the outlet must discharge into a catch tank located in an easily accessible position and which must be emptied before the start of a meeting.
Total loss engines must have an effective means of collecting all ejected oil with no discharge to road.

15.12 HOSES
All fuel, transmission, brake, power steering lines and water hoses must be securely tightened and are leakage free. It is not permitted to use ty-raps. Pipes that are not original must be made of steel or nylon with a steel braided outer jacket. No lines, tubing or hoses are allowed to run by the driveline, driveshafts or chain.

15.13 CLUTCH
All OEM or aftermarket brands of clutch systems allowed. Slider clutches allowed.
Electric and air shifters allowed. RPM shifting prohibited.

15.14 GEARBOX
Only OEM gearbox allowed.

15.15 DRIVE CHAIN & GUARDS
All brands or types of chains allowed. All chains or driveline systems must be covered by a protected shield. OEM, aftermarket aluminium (3mm thick) or steel (1.5mm thick or material equal in strength) allowed. The protective shield must cover the entire diameter of the rear chains-sprocket.

15.16 BRAKES
All OEM servo unit and break systems are allowed. At an end speeds of 281 km/h. (175 mph) there must be two break callipers with a minimum of 230mm diameter each or one calliper with a minimum diameter of 295 mounted at the front. The hydraulic break fluid reservoir must be mounted in a position that makes it easy for the tech official to inspect the fluid level.

15.17 SHOCKS & STRUDS
All types and brands allowed, and must be functional when in place. Rear struts allowed.

15.18 STEERING & FORKS
All types and brands allowed, and must be functional when in place

15.19 STAND
Must be wired up or be removed.

15.20 FRAME
Regular available frames used on public roads. Max. Wheelbase 1780mm, with rear wheel in most extended postion. Every type of swing arm is allowed. The swing arm may be extended by a certified construction welder, or a aftermarket supplier, or be inspected by RDW/TUV, or equivalent inspection authority.

Attaching weight on the forks is prohibited. Minimum ground clearance, with the driver on the bike is 50mm.

15.21 WHEELIE BARS
Not allowed.

15.22 TIRES
Every type and size is allowed, as long as they meet with the traffic law. Slicks are allowed.

15.23 SEAT
Every type is allowed, have tob e safely attached to the machine. Every filling must be safely attached to the seat.

15.24 MIRRORS
Must be removed, or taped over.

15.25 FENDERS
Must be attached to meet the regulations of the traffic law.

15.26 LIGHTS
Lights need not be operational, but must be of stock appearance, lenses must be taped over.

15.27 BATTERY
Must be attached safely and solid.

15.28 IGNITION
A positive acting cut out switch must be fitted, and attached to the top fork yoke or handlebars.
Ignition KILL buttons are not acceptable.
All machines faster then 9.99 sec on the ¼ mile must have a positive KILL switch attached to the rider by lanyard that shuts down ALL electrical systems on the machine.
The lanyard/KILL switch must be able to work when pulled in any direction.
A lanyard assembly must be of sufficient strength for purpose. Any lanyard assembly that, in the opinion of the technical team, is not fit for purpose is grounds for disqualification.

V. GENERAL:

16. LANE CHOICE
In the heads-up categories, lane choice is determined by elapsed time. The driver with the better qualifying E.T. gets first-round lane choice, and in subsequent rounds, lane choice goes to the driver with the lowest E.T. from the previous round.

16. RACE PROCEDURE

16.1 Staging Lane
When its time to race, racers will be called to line up in the staging lane. Do not come to the staging lanes until your class has been called. All drivers have 3 minutes to line up in the staging lane after the call.

16.2 Ready to Race
Participating vehicles must self-start, self-burnout, and self-stage under the vehicle’s own engine power (engine must be running). Crewmembers may guide the driver only, push-starting or push-staging any vehicle is prohibited. Once a vehicle reaches the front of the staging lanes, it must be fully ready and prepared to race.

16.3 Burnouts
All pre-race burnouts are restricted to designated areas, using water only. During burnouts, participant crews are NOT allowed to hold or guide the vehicle. Crossing the centerline or starting line during a burnout is NOT a disqualification. From the moment the starter crew gives the ok for the burn out, drivers then have 1.5 minute to burn, pre stage, stage and start. If a vehicle should breakdown anytime before, during or after a burnout, it is NOT permitted to cross te starting lane and turn around on the track. Vehicle must be pushed back by driver or/and crewmembers. If driver does not get the vehicle pre-staged and staged on the vehicle’s own engine power within 1.5 minute, then he loses that race and the vehicle must be pushed away from the staging lane.

16.4 Starting line & Staging conduct
Staging is for safety reasons only allowed in forward motion. When a driver makes a staging mistake the driver is not allowed to back up the vehicle, unless instructed to do so by the event Starter.

It is strongly preferred that all competitors show courtesy to other competitors by using the courtesy staging procedures. Courtesy Staging is when both vehicles Pre-Stage before either competitor stages. Please wait for the other participant to Pre-Stage before you Stage your vehicle

16.5 Deep Staging
 “Deep Staging” is allowed. If a car deep stages accidentally here will be no pull back.

16.6 Red light
If one of the participants leaves the starting line (move too soon) before the starting tree lights up the green light, it is called red-lighting (false start) and that participant will be disqualified and loses the race. If both participants get a red light, then the participant that red lighted first will be disqualified and eliminated from the race.

16.7 Bye Runs
In the event of an odd number of vehicles or a participants falls out in a round during eliminations, the following criteria will be used to determine who gets the “Bye”. In Round one the “Bye” will chosen by a lotery picking system, by the drivers. In E.T-Brakcet the driver who runs closest to their dial-in without breaking-out will determine subsequent rounds. Should two vehicles run identical numbers, as in closest to their dial-in, the driver with the quicker reaction time will be awarded the bye run. Only one bye run may be earned per race event. Participants with a Bye-run must run to proceed to the next race.

16.8 Boundary Lines Regulations
In determining lane boundary crossing violations, it is considered a disqualification when any portion of a tire completely crosses the painted boundary centerline or outer line on the race track. When a tire does not completely cross the painted boundary centerline or outer line, it is not a disqualification. In situations where multiple boundary lines are utilized, the line closest to the participants racing lane will be used for reference. Should a driver get a red light (falls start) and the opposing driver crosses the center or outer boundary line, the driver who crosses the boundary line gets disqualified  and loses the racel. And the driver committing the foul start will be the winner of that race. In cases where both drivers cross the centerline or outside boundary line during eliminations, both  drivers will be disqualified and removed from the competition. If both drivers cross the centerline or outside boundary line during the finals the driver who crosses the centerline first or outer line last shall be the winner of the race. In situations where a driver is making a single run or Bye-run during eliminations, a driver is not disqualified for boundary lines crossing. The elapsed time is voided for all purposes if a contestant does cross a boundary line or a performance-related infraction occurs.

16.9 Intentional crossing
Intentional crossing of boundary lines to leave track or avoiding debris is NOT grounds for disqualifications.

17. DEBRIS
Debris generated from a vehicle crossing into an opponent’s lane may be grounds for disqualifications. It must be determined by the Event Director that such debris created a clear and present hazard for the opposing contestant and that it was a deciding factor in the race. Event Director shall make any judgments and/or disqualifications.

18. TIMING FIXTURES
If a vehicle strikes timing fixtures even though not completely crossing painted line, it is a disqualification. Rubber traffic cones are for guidance only and are not considered to be timing fixtures.

19. BREAKDOWNS
If a vehicle breaks after receiving the green light, the pass need not be completed to receive win status. However, a vehicle must record a reaction time under its own power in order for a run to be considered valid. In situations where a driver is making a single run in eliminations, this driver is considered the automatic winner once he/she stages under own power, receives the start and breaks the stage beam. Lane boundary line crossing and red light disqualification rules do not apply on single runs. Additionally, if a vehicle breaks during the run and crosses the outer boundary and his/her competitor commits a foul (red light start or breakout pass), the vehicle that breaks will be considered the winner. The outer boundary violation is waived in this ‘instance since proper racer etiquette calls for the driver/rider to move out of the lane of travel in order to minimize potential down time due to a fluid leak. However, the center line violation rule does apply in this circumstance.

20. PARACHUTE
Parachutes are allowed but not mandatory. A parachute striking timing blocks after the car has crossed the finish line does not result in disqualification.

21. DISQUALIFICATIONS
Every race must have a winner. In cases where both drivers are disqualified during the same race, the policy is that the first offender is disqualified and the other driver reinstated, providing the grounds for disqualification were equal. However, in most cases, there are varying degrees of rule infractions, with the policy being that the driver committing the major offence is disqualified; the driver with the lesser offence is reinstated. This system is commonly referred to as “first or worst”

21.1 Devices & Conflicts
Discovery of any device, action, or operation not included or allowed in this Rulebook or in conflict with rulescontained within this Rulebook is grounds for immediate disqualification.

21.2 Loss of control
Any time it has been judged that excessive braking has resulted in loss of control that results in contact with the guard wall and/or light fixtures or crossing the center boundary lines, BETWEEN THE STARTING & FINISH LINE, the contestant will be disqualified. Contact with guard wall, barriers, or any other track fixture (rubber cones, when used, are considered visual aids, not fixtures) is grounds for disqualification and/or other actions.

21.3 Double elimination
One of the rarities at a drag racing event is the situation in which two cars are disqualified during the same elimination race. In most cases, both offending contestants are disqualified. Those situations include both drivers crossing the boundary.

21.4 Unsportsmanlike conduct & Black List
Unsportsmanlike conduct or conduct detrimental to the sport of racing, otherwise creates a condition or circumstance that is unsafe, unfair, or out of order shall be in violation with the rules & regulations of the ESLA series. The ESLA Organization reserves the final judgment as to what type of behavior, conduct or language shall be deemed hostile, unfair, unsafe, or with issues of un-sportsman like conduct and what constitutes threats or abuse. Any inappropriate conduct directed towards fellow participants, spectators, or event officials deemed unsportsmanlike by the ESLA officials is grounds for removal from the event or any other disciplinary action as prescribed by ESLA. Any participant or crewmember that makes inappropriate physical contact with a ESLA official is subject to forfeiture of event points, ejection from that event and any or all-appropriate criminal charges that may be filed. ESLA member or Participants that does not comply to all rules ragarding unsportsmantlike conduct or otherwise creates a condition or circumstance that is unsafe, unfair, or out of order can be placed on th ESLA International BLACK LIST. This will result in immediate exclusion and removal from being an ESLA member or participation in any ESLA event without any refund.

21.5 No burnouts in restricted areas
No burnouts, spinning or torqueing in the pit area, staging lanes, or camping areas. ANY of these infractions is grounds for disqualification.

21.6 Damages
Any and all damages to any location and or product caused by drivers, team (crew) members, race vehicle or supporting vehicles will be billed to the participating racer.

21.7 No riding on the outside parts of vehicles.

21.8 Pit Speed
All race vehicles & support vehicles must observe 20 km. speed limit in the pits and staging areas. Excessive speed in pits and return roads will be dealt with severely.

22. ESLA MEMBERSHIPS CARD
The Membership Participation Card (MPC) issued by ESLA is to be used only by the driver to whom it is assigned and it is restricted to. The card is valid for event competition until its expiration date or until revoked by ESLA. Membership is intended only to signify that the driver is a qualifeid member and has demonstrated basic qualifications for ESLA drag racing events.

23. DRUGS & ALCOHOL POLICY
Racer, crewmember found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be evicted, lose all points accumulated up to and including the day of the infraction, and excluded form any further ESLA events and or Championship. Their memebership will be revoked without any refunds, and the participant or crewmember will be subject to prosecution and possible arrest.
ESLA and or it’s partner organisations ar entitled to submit racers and/or crew members to a alcohol/drug test at anytime. By participating in our events, racers and/or crew member accepts and agrees to all the rules and to freely participate in all alcohol or drug tests.  

24. APPEAL
Any driver may appeal to the Court of Appeal of ESLA against any sanction imposed in application of these regulations during an even. ESLA may not refuse its aid or its agreement to any appeal. Every appeal will be presented to the ESLA committee board members or to the people affiliated with this task. Every appeal will be studied and analyzed, before a final decision is maid and communicated to the person(s) making the appeal.

25. COMPLIANCE OF ESLA RULES & REGULATIONS
Each participant expressly agrees that by becoming a member and entering an event conducted by ESLA, the participant agrees to be bound by all of the decisions, rules and regulations of ESLA including all procedures provided for in this Rulebook, and by decisions, rules and regulations, which are applicable to a particular event. The participant agrees to be bound by and abide by the decisions of the Event Director, his designee and other ESLA officials at all ESLA events. The participant by entering an event conducted by ESLA agrees that all decisions made during or incident to an event are final and may not be appealed or made the basis of litigation and agrees to release and waive from liability and agrees not to bring any action against the  ESLA Organization, his designees,  the race track operator, event sponsors and all other event officials for any loss, damage or injury caused by decisions, erroneous or otherwise, or decisions based on malfunctioning electronic or mechanical equipment, whether due to negligence or otherwise. The participant further agrees that any disputes concerning any event, the rules and regulations of ESLA or any decisions of ESLA of ESLA officials whether or not incident to an event, shall be resolved pursuant to the procedures provided for in this Rulebook. The participant agrees to indemnify and to hold ESLa harmless for any costs incurred by ESLA as a result of the failure of the participant to comply with the procedures and proscriptions provided for herein.

ESLA WAIVER OF LIABILITY CLAIMS

PARTICIPATING IN A MOTORSPORTS EVENT CAN BE DANGEROUS AND MAY INVOLVE INJURY OR DEATH.

You must read and agree to the declaration and paragraphs below which are designed to create a legally binding relationship between you and the organization, and this is needed for you to be allowed to participate in every ESLA events.

1. I confirm that I fully understand the nature of the competition I am entering and I am of age and competent to participate.
2. I confirm that any vehicle that I use will comply with the regulations and will be safe and fit for use in the competition.
3. I will NOT take part if I have any doubt about my ability or the safety of the track or venue.
4. I will not participate whilst under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating drugs of any kind.
5. If I am taking any prescribed medication I will inform the event promoter and seek approval of participation before participating
6. I will attend every drivers briefing before starting my participation.
7. I will read, accept and comply with any rules and regulations and any and or all changes their in. I agree to always follow the final instructions set forth and issued by the organizers, partners, track officials and security.
8. I will have and use all safety equipment as stated in the rules and regulations prior to participation.
9. I accept that I am fully responsible for my own safety and the safety of others.
10. Participants, competitors, drivers, vehicle owners/holders and assistants accept that competing in such sport events may involve injury or death, and fully agree to take part/ compete in the event at their own risk. Participants, competitors, drivers, vehicle owners/holders and assistants agree to bear the sole responsibility according to civil and criminal law for any damage caused by them or the vehicle used by them where no exclusion of liability is agreed on. Participants, competitors, drivers, vehicle owners/holders and assistants hereby agree and declare that if they sustain any injury or damage from any cause whilst being at the event or participating in the event, they waive all claims and compensation of any kind against the ESLA organization, partner organizers, its president, managers, general secretaries, agents, sponsor, officials, media, owners of the track/venue, visitors, and any other persons connected to the organization and or the event.
11. I accept and agree that if I fail to follow all rules and regulations as set forth by the ESLA organisation or it’s partner organisations, I will be disqualified and excluded from the event immediately without any refund whatsoever.
12. I accept and comply that the event Directors decision is final in any dispute or discussions.

The undersigned approves the rules and agrees to accept them. He confirms that the statements made on this entry form are correct and that the vehicle to be entered into the competition conforms to the ESLA Street Legal Rules & Regulations and the International Sporting Code. He further agrees to allow ESLA to place decals from Event Sponsors on his/her vehicle.
All rights of photos and moving pictures from driver, vehicle, teams or any material en or persons taken during the event, will be assigned to the event promoter. The undersigned approve, accept and agree to the event regulations, including the terms of the liability waiver.