Allowable Use of the IRRA® Trademark
- IRRA® is a trademark of the International
Retro Racers Association (IRRA®)
and may not be used without express written permission.
is a rules-making body only and does not sanction, approve, sponsor, or hold slot racing events.
For this reason, the trademark IRRA® may not be used in the names of races, i.e. the Mid-Alaska
IRRA® Moose Maul or the Golden
Grain IRRA® Nats.
IRRA® trademark may be used specify
the rule set being enforced at a slot racing event, i.e. the Noose 500 Retro Can-Am run under IRRA®
Rules, the Cheater Crash-o-Rama for IRRA® Can-Am Cars, or IRRA® style
Can-Am racing every Friday night.
Allowable Use of the IRRA® Rules
Permission to use and publish the copyrighted IRRA® rules is granted if and ony if the rules are unchanged and unmodified in any manner.
The notice of "Copyright IRRA® " also
must be included.
Joe Neumeister - Body & Tech chairs
McMasters - Competition & Co-Component chairs
Tony Pryzbilowicz (Tony P) - Motor
& Co-Chassis chairs
Mike Swiss - Co-Component & Co-Chassis chairs
- Sergeant at Arms & Marketing chair
of any new items for use under IRRA®
rules (such as motors and bodies) must be sent to the appropriate committee chair for further
review by the board and committee members. Items must
be available to raceways
from the manufacturer, through the manufacturer's distribution system, or via the normal distributor network.
· Any part, material, technique, or rules interpretation not specifically
allowed under IRRA® rules is not legal and is prohibited! The IRRA® reserves the right during
technical inspection to disallow any car that does not meet the intent of the rules.
The various classes
within IRRA® have been divided into
two tier groups to guide race organizers in selecting the classes to run, especially at large events.
1 Classes – to be run at all large events (these are the IRRA® Premier classes)
· GT Coupe-Pro
Tier 2 Classes – to be selected
by the race organizers as additional classes
Retro Stock Car
· Can-Am Plus
· A "GTC-Pro Only" list will be maintained and published by IRRA®
stipulating which racers will not be permitted to run in the GTC-FK Class at IRRA® Premier and other large
events, based on the racers' previous performances at past events. Please refer to the IRRA® website for the current "GTC-Pro Only" drivers list.
· Racers not on the GTC-Pro list can only enter the GTC-FK Class event.
If a racer wins the GTC-FK class at a Premier event then that racer will be
added to the list and can only race in the GTC-Pro Class at future Premier events.
At designated large scheduled races using IRRA® rules,
the track owner/Race Director may elect to utilize a hand-out motor system, using one of the approved motors. This will be
announced well in advance and ample time will be allowed on the day of the race for the racer to obtain and install his hand-out
motor. If a race for this class is conducted using hand-out motors then the racer must use only the
hand-out motor(s) assigned to him/her.
· Should a racer’s hand-out motor fail during the qualifying run or warm-up, the racer will be given the opportunity
to change to another hand-out motor without penalty, if a second hand-out motor purchased by the racer is available.
The entry fee amount will be determined by the Race Committee in concert with
the raceway owner and will be announced in advance of the event.
· Every effort will be made to include track time in this fee. If that is not possible, then an announcement
will be made as to the cost of track time or “pit pass”.
The starting and closing times for tech inspection will be announced by the
Tech Director prior to the event.
· Any driver whose car is not teched-in by the close of tech inspection will not race in that class.
All cars will be impounded after tech inspection and cannot be touched or
worked on until the Tech Director distributes them immediately before the beginning of each race.
Any driver found working on his car during the impound period will be disqualified.
The Race Director, at his discretion, may perform a second technical inspection
after the race is completed.
are prohibited from gluing the track before or during any races. The Race Committee and the track owner will ensure the tracks
are properly set-up on race day. Glue boards are not allowed.
Tire Cleaning and other Fluids
may be cleaned during the race, in between heats, and during lane changes. Racers and their pit crews may only clean tires
using the supplied cleaner (lighter fluid/naphtha) provided by the hosting raceway/race director/series director. The approved
cleaner and supplied rag(s) that will be placed in a designated area prior to the race and tires must be cleaned in that designated
Any racer transferring tire cleaner to the track surface will be disqualified.
Tire treatments such as Zip Grip, Sticky Fingers, or any other tire treatment
may only be applied before the car is teched-in. No treatments will be allowed at any time after tech. The rear tires must
be dry when the car is presented at tech.
racer or pit crew found applying tire treatments after tech, or cleaning tires with anything other than the supplied cleaner
and rags, will result in racer disqualification.
· Racers cannot leave any residue on the track from either braid juice or oiling of the car. Braid juice is to be used
sparingly on the car's braid and is not allowed to be placed on the track's braid. Racers should not oil their cars over the
track's surface or use excess amounts that can leave a residual amount on the track's surface.
§ All heats will be a minimum of 3 minutes in length.
length of the break between heats will normally be 2 minutes, although this may be increased by the Race Committee in consideration
of the facility layout at the particular event's raceway.
§ All drivers are required to utilize
Lane Change Cards to mark the stopping position of their cars at the end of each heat. Drivers who fail to use Lane Change
Cards as required will have their cars moved to start the next heat from a position immediately past the lap counter’s
Option A – 11 or less entrants
when there are 11 or less entrants
- Qualifying is optional.
- If qualifying held, lane choices selected in order of fastest qualifier to slowest qualifier with
appropriate sit-outs allowed if following a round- robin format.
B – A, B, C Mains with Move-ups
- Qualifying is held.
- Mains are determined by qualifying order with 6 sit-outs
spots for each Main allowing for 2 move-up from a lower Main, with the last Main being the remaining racers.
- Lane selection for each Main will be
determined qualifying order.
Option C – Main seeding from A and B Semis
top 8 into two Semis, using format 1, 3, 5, 7 in the A Semi and 2, 4, 6, 8 in the B Semi.
- Seed remaining qualifiers into Consis
using the same format.
finishers from Consis move into the A and B Semis.
- Top 4 finishers from each Semi move into the Main.
– Equally-Distributed Mains
- Qualifying is optional.
- If qualifying is held, seeding the Mains will
be by qualifying order, equally dividing the filed of entrants.
- If qualifying is held, lane choices selected in order
of fastest qualifier to slowest qualifier with appropriate sit-outs allowed following a round-robin format if more than
8 racers per Main.
- Alternatively, if qualifying is held, top 8 seeded into A Main, with remaining qualifiers equally distributed
qualifying is not held, then the formation of the Mains and the lane designations will be done randomly.
- In all cases, results will be based overall
car suffering damage that makes it a hazard to other drivers, due to constant de-slotting, or that is damaged in a manner
making it illegal under IRRA® rules
(such as a loss of part of the body, loss of interior, or dragging on the track surface) will be black-flagged.
- A car that is black-flagged must be immediately
removed from the track until proper repairs are made. Failure to comply with a black flag will result in the driver’s
disqualification from the race.
Race Director, at his sole discretion, will issue a warning to a driver exhibiting unsports- manlike conduct. A second
offense will cause the driver to suffer a ten-lap penalty. A third offense will result in the driver’s disqualification
from the race.
entrants are expected to marshal and/or to assist the Race Director if unable to marshal due to physical or medical reasons.
- Any driver failing or refusing to marshal
as directed in a class in which he is competing will receive a five-lap penalty for his race in that class.
- Track calls will permitted
only under the following conditions:
– an umarshalable
car in the straight in front of the drivers, or on an inaccessible part of the racing surface.
an umarshalable car under a bridge or on the floor in an inaccessible location. A car on the floor is NOT
automatically a track call.
– a car landing in another racer’s
lane, i. e. a “rider”.
Note: The situation where a marshal has more than one car
to re-slot is NOT a track call.
- When a track call is made, the Race Director may, at his
discretion, ask the driver calling “track” his reason for doing so. If the Race Director determines the
track call to have been unwarranted and/or in violation of the rules, the driver’s car will be moved to a position
immediately past the lap counter’s dead strip before racing is resumed.
- Mid-race lap total adjustment will be made at the discretion
of the Race Director, as each track and lap counting system is different. Race officials will review the missed
laps adjustment policy at each event and communicate it to the racers.
- Racers entering IRRA®
events must grant the IRRA® the
right to photograph all cars (including the chassis), and to publish such photos for the benefit of fellow racers,
the betterment of the hobby, and the promotion of IRRA®