NHRA Division 3 ET Finals

NHRA Division 3 ET Bracket Series Finals
September 14th - 16th


Gates will open at NOON Wednesday for stacking.  Racers should stack at their assigned gate based on your pit parking.    


Single day spectator/crew admission will be $15.  Event pass will be $40, as in the past.  


What is a Bracket Race?

A bracket drag race is a straight-line acceleration contest between two cars, usually starting at different times, from a standing start over a specified distance, usually a quarter-mile or an eighth-mile. Racers line up in front of a countdown device called a Christmas Tree. When they leave the starting line, timers record how long it takes them to reach the finish line. This is called elapsed time, or ET for short. Top speed is also recorded.

Getting Started:

The best way to get your feet wet is to go to a “test and tune” session (most tracks have them weekly). For a small fee, you can practice your starting line procedure, learn how the car reacts to tuning changes, and make passes down the track without the pressure of racing against someone. You should also take time to watch how other racers do things, and most importantly, ask questions. Most racers will be happy to give you pointers on improving your technique. 


When you’re ready to race against other people, you can compete in your track’s weekly series. Your car will be put in a category, or class, based on the elapsed time of your car. Top speed is not a factor in bracket racing. You will need to determine how quick you think your car will be. This is called the dial-in. When you are matched up with another car, the dial-ins are compared, and the slower car is given a head start equal to the difference between the two. To win, you want to run as close to your dial-in as possible without going faster, or “breaking out.”

Click here for the Full “Drag Racing 101” Brochure by Summit Racing Equipment

Rules: Download 2018 ET Bracket Series Race Procedures by clicking here!


2018 ET Bracket Series Schedule:

April 7th – 8th   ET Bracket Series #1 and #2
April 14th – 15th  ET Bracket Series #3 and #4 NHRA Member Track Madness
April 28th – 29th   ET Bracket Series #5 and #6 with JEGS Super Quick Series
June 16th – 17th   ET Bracket Series #7 and #8 
June 23rd – 24th   ET Bracket Series #9 and #10 NHRA All Access Challenge 
July 14th - 15th ET Bracket Series #11 and #12 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge 
July 21st – 22nd    ET Bracket Series #13 and #14
July 29th   ET Bracket Series #15
September 14th - 16th NHRA Division 3 ET Bracket Series Finals
October 6th - 7th ET Bracket Series #16 and #17 with Summit Racing NHRA King of the Track



Enter Gate 8 from County Road 1000 on the Westside of the Dragstrip.

Pit on the East Side unless otherwise noted.



Gate 8 will be open early for overnight stacking

Pit Gate Opens at 8:00 AM EDT

Time Trials Begin at 10:00 AM

Eliminations Immediately Follow Time Trials



Crew - $15

Spectator - $15

Kids 12 & Under FREE


Brown's Oil Service Car & Driver:

Hunt and Sons Super Pro - $60

M&K Sport Coach Pro ET - $50

Beach Automotive Sportsman - $35

Junior Dragster - $25

Super Pro Bike - $35