Season Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod Series RULE BOOK
2014 RULEBOOK, Updated March 20, 2014
text in green are the latest revisions/updates
Entry Fee (includes
$20 Tech Card Fee
Entry Fee (paid to NOPI)
(includes car/driver & tech card
plus 5 crew members)
1. COMPETITION & RACE FORMAT
A. Competition and race format will be conducted in
the same manor as any other professional drag racing
B. EOPM reserves the right to make adjustments to
the rules at any time.
C. Official notifications will be published on the
D. Racing format is heads-up, pro tree, 1/8 mile.
Lane choice will be determined by elapsed times (E.T.).
Replacement vehicles will be left to the discretion
of the competition director.
E. TECHNICAL INSPECTION: Technical inspection
required prior to competition. All cars and drivers
must pass an initial technical inspection and safety
inspection. Tech cards will be issued at a cost of
$20.00 per entry, per event. This fee is to be paid
directly to the Competition Director.
F. STAGING LANES / QUALIFYING: If a driver and their
car are not in the staging lanes when the first car
begins its burnout for the qualifying session, the
driver will not be allowed to participate in the
round of qualifying. Drivers will draw numbers to
determine their qualifying run order and lane. The
must be reversed and the lanes must be alternated
during each subsequent round of qualifying.
POINTS EARNINGS – (FOR ALL CLASSES)
All points are awarded to the driver and cannot be transferred
under any circumstances.
Points are not transferable from one class to another. If the
event is disrupted after eliminations of that category
are in progress, those contestants unable to compete will be
awarded points up to the round completed.
Points are awarded as follows: (each race)
Winner: 500 points
Runner-up: 400 points
Third round loser: 300 points
Second round loser: 200 points
First round loser: 100 points
Qualifying position earns points as follows:
#2 qualifier: 15 points
#3 qualifier: 14 points
#4 qualifier: 13 points
#5 qualifier: 12 points
#6 qualifier: 11 points
#7 qualifier: 10 points
#8 qualifier: 9 points
#9 qualifier: 8 points
#10 qualifier: 7 points
#11 qualifier: 6 points
#12 qualifier: 5 points
#13 qualifier: 4 points
#14 qualifier: 3 points
#15 qualifier: 2 points
#16 qualifier: 1 point
Additional points are awarded as follows:
25 points for participating in event
(competitor must make take the tree during at least one qualifying
run under power to receive participation points)
10 points for E.T. Record (1% backup required)
10 points bonus for attending all
2014 EOPM events.
H. ALTERNATES: Alternates will be inserted at the
8th or 16th place and the remainder of the entries
will move up in the qualifying order.
I. TIE BREAKER: In the unlikely event a tie among
any of the top 10 finishers in championship points
should occur, the following procedure will be used
to determine a winner:
1. Most event wins
2. Most event runner-ups
3. Head-to-head record
4. Most event round wins
5. Most number of events entered
J. DISQUALIFICATIONS: Grounds for
1. Bypassing scales on competition run
2. Use of alcoholic beverages by driver or crew
3. Failure to report to staging when called
4. Loose or illegal ballast after a run
5. Refusal to submit to technical inspection
6. Any modifications or change to the wheel base,
engine, body, etc. after technical inspection
7. Running a vehicle in pit area while on the ground
or on pro jacks / jack stand without anyone in the
8. Unsportsmanlike conduct, improper language or
conduct detrimental to racing
9. Any condition considered to be unsafe or unfair
by the race director and / or the technical
10. Touching strip center line and outer markers, in
any situation during measured 660 ft / 1/8 mile
Note: In dual offense situations, the worse offense
is the applicable offense, unless both are equal,
then the first offense will be the loser.
K. USE OF LIKENESS: EOPM reserves the right to use
the likeness of all entered competitors’ vehicle,
driver, and all crew before, during, and after an
event in regards to advertising, promotion, filming,
recording, exhibition, and other exploitations of
L. TOW VEHICLES / PIT SAFETY: Competitors will be
held responsible and may be disqualified if anyone
on their team misuses a support vehicle.
M. GENERATORS: Generators must exhaust up and away
from other competitors’ pit area, and must not be
unreasonably loud or they will be required to be
N. PROTEST PROCEDURE: Protest of any competitor will
be up to the discretion of the Competition Director.
Protest must be made without malice and only in
reference to unfair advantage regarding the
performance of the vehicle under protest.
O. FUEL & WEIGHT CHECK: EOPM reserves the right to
conduct random fuel and/or weight checks at any
time. Failure to comply will result in
P. SAFETY: Safety guidelines will mirror those of
the PDRA Pro Modified class.
Supercharged (big block) maximum 4.900 bore space -
Nitrous (carburetor and EFI) 5.200 and 5.300 bore
space - 2375 lbs.
Nitrous (carburetor and EFI) 4.840 & 5.000 bore
space - 2200 lbs.
Turbocharger (big block) single turbo 120mm maximum
- 2450 lbs.
Turbocharger (big block) twin turbo 98mm maximum -
Turbocharger (small block) single turbo - 2150 lbs.
Turbocharger (small block) twin turbo -2500 lbs.
Pro Charger (small block) - 2350 lbs
Pro Charger ( big block) – 2400 lbs
R. MAXIMUM CUBIC INCH DISPLACEMENT: 526 cubic inches
maximum for supercharged and turbocharged Hemis, 600
cubic inches maximum for all other supercharged,
turbocharged, and Pro Charged combinations.
Unlimited cubic inches for nitrous entries.
S. AUTHORITY: Any condition considered to be
unsafe by any member of the technical department
will be adequate grounds for barring or with drawing
a vehicle from participation in any event, until the
fault has been remedied to the satisfaction of the
technical department. The decision of the technical
department will be considered final.
T. APPEARANCE: Vehicles participating in EOPM events
must be presentable in appearance at all times. The
appearance of personnel attending contestant
vehicles is equally important, and should be subject
to the same considerations.
U. PARTICIPANT CONDUCT: Each member and / or
participant agrees to familiarize him or herself
with all applicable rules and regulations prior to
competing in any EOPM sanctioned event.
V. DRIVER CONDUCT: Any driver who refuses to
voluntarily reduce speed, or stop in the event a car
does not handle properly ( i.e. excessive drifting
of the car toward the center of edge of the strip),
or any driver who willfully fishtails or weaves in
an attempt to show undue disregard for the safety of
himself, other competitors, or spectators, will be
IMMEDIATELY barred from further competition.
Any driver and / or pit crew member found to be
under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs
regardless of the amount, will be barred from the
event and this shall be considered sufficient
grounds for suspension.
A participant is any person taking part in any EOPM
event in any form, including but not restricted to
drivers, car owners, mechanics, crew members,
sponsors. All such persons shall be considered
public figures who have by their own choice become
involved in EOPM racing events with the full
understanding that he or she must abide by all rules
and regulations established and published or
announced by EOPM.
All participants are to be responsible for their
personal conduct and must behave in a professional
manner at all times. Any participant who verbally or
physically threatens another person or behaves in a
manor determined by EOPM to be detrimental to the
sport, EOPM, or the event may be suspended and / or
fined at any time.
Driver is responsible for the actions of his or her
W. CONTINGENCY AWARDS: Qualifying contingency must
be verified immediately after final qualifying
session. Winner and Runner up contingency will be
verified after the final round of eliminations. To
be eligible for contingency awards and championship
points, the following criteria must be adhered to:
1. Series and sponsor decals must be placed on both
sides of the vehicle on a vertical surface. Decals
must be visible in EOPM offical photo used for
contingency verification. Failure to comply with
this rule will result in loss of contingency for
product in question. Non visible area examples
are...running boards surface, decklids, rear of
vehicle and rear window.
2. ANYONE APPLYING DECALS AFTER THE FIRST ROUND OF
ELIMINATIONS WILL FORFEIT ALL CONTINGENCY AWARDS FOR
THAT EVENT. QUALIFYING CONTINGENCY DECALS MUST BE
DISPLAYED IN SAME GENERAL LOCATIONS AS SECTION 1
BEFORE THE START OF QUALIFYING ROUNDS BEGIN.
X. BREAK RULE: QUAILIFING: If a car is damaged or
has a minor problem after it pulls into the staging
lanes the car MAY be permitted to make its
qualifying run ( at the Competition Directors
discretion ) as follows. If a car breaks in the
staging lanes it has until the last EOPM event
entered car crosses the finish line to make its run.
Once the last EOPM event entered car crosses the
finish line the round is over. The broke car must be
in the water box ready to make its run. NO
EXCEPTIONS! If repairs are in anyway being performed
when the last EOPM event entered car crosses the
finish line the broke entry will NOT be allowed to
make that run.
BREAK RULE: RACE: If a car is damaged or broke
during the eliminations rounds it must be pushed off
the racing surface and forfit the run.
2. SAFETY EQUIPMENT
A. DRIVER RESTRAINTS & PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: Seat
belts SFI Spec 16-1 mandatory within two year
expiration of date of manufacture. Driver suit,
gloves, and shoes meeting SFI Spec 3.2A/15 mandatory
for nitrous and gasoline entries. Driver suit,
gloves, and shoes or boots meeting SFI Spec
3.2A/20 mandatory for supercharged, turbocharged,
and ProCharged entries.
B. HEAD & NECK RESTRAINT: Hans, R3, Isaac, or
Hutchens Device mandatory. Neck collar not allowed
unless used with other approved device.
C. FIRE SYSTEM: 10 lb. fire system required. One
nozzle inside driver’s compartment directed at
driver’s feet and one or more nozzle in front of
engine required. Safety pins must be red flagged.
D. HELMETS: SN2000 or newer full face helmet
mandatory. Helmet shield in the down position during
E. WINDOW NET: Mandatory.
F. PARACHUTES: Dual parachutes mandatory.
G. ROLL BAR PADDING: Required. ISP or Butler
H. LICENSING: Minimum IHRA Top Sportsman Class B
license required. EOPM reserves the right to make
additions to this requirement if deemed necessary in
the interest of safety.
I. MASTER CUTOFF: Mandatory if battery is
relocated or is specified by class requirements. It
must be located on the rear of all entries and must
break the positive side battery supply to the
competition vehicle. If the switch is mounted to
facilitate a push or pull activation it must be
positioned in a way where off is in the push
position. If the switch is mounted in any other
fashion it must be labeled in a way that is clearly
identifiable as to which way off is positioned.
3. CHASSIS, DRIVELINE, & ENGINE
A. BODY: Full bodied cars only. No Funny Car bodies
allowed. All vehicles must have working doors.
B. WHEELBASE: Minimum of 100” with 2” variation from
left to right. Maximum 115” wheelbase. S-10, Dakota,
or Ranger 125” maximum wheelbase. Maximum 45” front
end overhang measured from the center line of the
front spindle. EOPM-approved extension allowed, and
must meet proper height requirements.
C. BRAKES: Four wheel brakes mandatory on all
D. REAR END: Floater rear end, Mark Williams EV4
axle system, or Strange STRL-5500SBB two-piece axle
system “MANDATORY”. Lightened axle flanges and or
gun drilled axles are prohibited.
E. GROUND CLEARANCE: Minimum of 3” from front end to
12” behind the spindle. 2” for remainder of the
F. ENGINE CONTAINMENT SYSTEM: Mandatory. Diaper,
carbon fiber, or aluminum belly pan may be used and
must not interfere with the timing equipment in any
G. WHEELS: Bead locks or liners when not using bead
H. TAIL LIGHTS: Tail light must be operational
during night runs.
I. BALLAST: Must be secured (bolted in). No
J. STARTERS: Vehicles may use remote starting
K. NITROUS: Maximum of two bottles stamped with DOT
1800 pound minimum rating.
L. SUPERCHARGERS: Screw-type supercharger
prohibited. Hi-helix or standard helix Roots type
supercharger only. Maximum supercharger overdrive
limit is 29.00 percent on Hemi combinations. Maximum
supercharger overdrive limit is 40.00 percent on
Conventional Head combination. Intercoolers,
variable multi-speed supercharger devices
prohibited. The top opening may not exceed 12 inches
in length or 5 inches in width. The entire inlet
opening must be on/in the upper surface only. The
maximum length from the front of the supercharger
drive pulley to the leading edge of the rotor is 15
inches. Offset drive pulleys, spacers, modified
cases, or attaching methods may not be used to add
to the 15-inch maximum. The rotors must be driven
from the front (both the external drive and the
internal gearing. Any inlet/outlet cavity in front
of the rotors is restricted to a maximum of 3.000
inches measuring from the face of the bearing plate
to the front of the cavity. Roots Type: Maximum
size: 14-71, 22 1/4-inch case length, 11 1/4- inch
case width, 19-inch rotor length; maximum rotor
diameter: 5.840 inches including fixed stripping.
The case must be one piece with removable front and
rear bearing end plates; rotor must be contained
within one-piece case. Roots-type high helix: Must
adhere to same maximum case dimensions and maximum
rotor cavity diameter as standard Roots. Rotor helix
angle may not exceed 6.5 degrees per inch (123.5
degrees total over 19-inch maximum
M. FLYWHEEL & CLUTCH SHIELD: Mandatory. No open or
exposed flywheels. In the event an OEM style
transmission case is utilize with an open bottom. A
one piece flywheel is “MANDATORY” no weld on rings,
N. FUEL: Alcohol, gasoline, or methanol only.
Alcohol must be clear in color. No additives of any
kind allowed. VP M5 or any other M Series fuel is
O. DRIVELINE: Driveline must be covered 360 degrees
a minimum of 12” from transmission tail shaft back.
Must be covered with .050” chromoly or titanium. Two
piece units accepted with a minimum of 6-3/8” grade
P. MASTER CUT OFF SWITCH: Mandatory. Must be clearly
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
The participant agrees that by entering an event,
the participant acknowledges that the event site is
safe and suitable for racing and the participant
acknowledges that by participating in the event the
participant may suffer bodily injury, death, or loss
or damage to property. The participant has
voluntarily assumed the risk of such losses and
waives any claims for such losses against EOPM, its
officials, the event sponsors, the race track
operators and other participants and discharges such
persons from responsibility for such losses and
agrees not to sue such persons for such losses. All
participants shall be required as a condition of
participation to sign all required entry forms,
including such releases as shall be required by EOPM
and their insurance policies. For purposes of
clarification, the term “participant” shall include
any person directly or indirectly associated with
any vehicle which has been permitted to enter an
event site, including, but not limited to owners,
drivers, crew members, guests of participants,
spectators or commercial vendors.
COMPLIANCE OF RULES
Each participant expressly agrees that by entering
an EOPM event, the participant will be bound by all
of the decisions, rules and regulations of EOPM,
including all procedures provided for in the EOPM
rules and by the decisions, rules and regulations
which are applicable to a particular event,
including those of the host track and the host
track’s sanctioning body. The participant agrees to
be bound by and abide by the decisions of the
Competition Director, its designee and all other
EOPM officials at all events. The participant also
agrees that all decisions made before, during or
after an event are final and may not be appealed or
made part of, or the basis of, litigation and hereby
agrees to release and waive from liability and not
to bring any action against the Competition
Director, their designees, EOPM, the race track
operator, track safety equipment, event sponsors and
all other event officials for any loss, damage or
injury caused by malfunctioning electronic or
mechanical equipment whether caused by negligence or
The participant further agrees that any dispute
concerning any event, the rules and regulations of
EOPM or any decisions rendered by EOPM or EOPM
officials, shall be resolved pursuant to the
procedures provided for in this rulebook. The
participant agrees to indemnify and to hold EOPM
harmless for any costs or loss incurred as a result
of the failure of the participant to comply with the
rules, regulations and procedures provided for