Nor Cal Nostalgia Drag Racing Association

Rule Book

All cars will be inspected for general safety and classification. By entry into this event, you acknowledge NCNDR right to inspect your vehicle at any time for legality and safety violations.

NCNDR will use NHRA Heritage Series Nostalgia Eliminator Rules as a Guideline for the Nostalgia Eliminator classes with emphasis on the following: 

NE 1 – 7.60 Index / NE 2 – 8.60 Index / NE 3 – 9.60 Index

Nostalgia Eliminator fields will be all run up to 16 cars and paired on a pro ladder based on car count. If over 16 cars, the top 16 qualifiers will advance to eliminations.  

Any altered, front engine dragster, 80 or earlier funny car, left had steer roadster with pre-1975 body (permitted in NE2 and NE3) and nostalgia rear engine dragsters.

No Electronics Allowed. No delay boxes active. Air or electric solenoid activated shifter must be function of the driver. No RPM activated or alternative activation of shifting is permitted. Two-Steps Permitted for launch RPM only. Computers Prohibited. Data acquisition permitted. Electronic timing retard or advance devices of any kind, form or function for uses other than starting are prohibited. High RPM rev limiter permitted (for safety purposes only, not to be used for tuning or dial in purposes). In an effort to ensure the traditional old school, non-electronically aided approach to the NCNDR Nostalgia Eliminator 1-2-3 classes, the MSD 7531 ignition box as well as any computer downloadable ignition systems, timers or grid systems will be banned from use in NCNDR competition. This also includes any form of traction control device or system that can change timing down track.  Any engine combination allowed! Blowers, Mechanical Fuel Injection, Carburetor, Gas, Alcohol, Nitro all permitted. Electronic fuel injection not permitted. Electronic shocks prohibited. All rules regarding safety regulations are by track discretion via NHRA rules


Prohibited.  No vehicles may be equipped with computers that in any way affect the operation of the vehicle. All related wiring, sensors, etc. must be identifiable to the tech inspector. A computer is defined as any device (electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, etc.) that activates any function of, or in any way affects the operation of, the vehicle based on measurement, sensing, processing, etc. of any data related to the performance of the vehicle. 


Permitted.  Data recorders may be used to record functions of a vehicle so long as they do not activate any function on the vehicle. All data recorders manufactured after Jan. 1, 2006, must be NHRA-accepted. Data recorder may not be activated by the throttle, clutch, brake, mechanisms, etc., nor by the Christmas Tree, radio transmitters, sensing of wheel speed, inertia, laser device, or transmission of track position. Other than data recording functions built into NHRA-accepted ignition systems that start data acquisition automatically, all data recorders must be activated by a separate switch that requires a separate action (with respect to all other devices) by the driver or crewperson. The switch may neither be connected to nor be incorporated into any other device or component. Fifth-wheel sensing devices prohibited on all vehicles (includes wheelie-bar wheels). All lines sensing flow, pressure, etc. of fuel or oil must be metallic or steel braided. 

Discovery of a device that displays, indicates, or transmits “on track,” “track location,” or “elapsed time”-type data will be grounds for immediate disqualification from the event, loss of all NCNDR points, and suspension from all NCNDR events for remainder of season. 


A properly fitting, SFI Spec 7.1, 7.2, or NHRA-accepted lower engine oil retention device is mandatory.  Dragsters may utilize a belly pan in lieu of a device attached to the engine.  Belly pan must extend from frame rail to frame rail and extend forward of the harmonic balancer and rearward of the flywheel and must incorporate minimum 2-inch high lips on all sides. 


All points earned in NCNDR competition in all classes are awarded to driver, not car.  

Rear Engine Dragster Regulations

Rear Suspension Prohibited. Rear Wings must be no taller than seven feet from the ground. Carbureted cars must have metallic scoop or velocity stack. Fiberglass or plastic “super comp” style scoops prohibited. Body panels must be bare metal or painted. Obvious wraps or bare fiberglass, carbon fiber or plastic prohibited. Windshields must be no longer the six inches in height at tallest section. Front axels must be single tube. Tripod front ends prohibited unless covered by wing. Nose wing permitted is that of a “lawn dart” style or standoff, no wings mounted directly to body. Collector headers prohibited, exception in turbocharged application otherwise zommies required.

Vehicle Safety Requirements

All rules regarding safety regulations are by track discretion via NHRA rules

Vehicle Staging

Abide by courtesy staging procedures. Deep staging permitted, does not need to be declared

NCNDR Points

Event Attendance = 5 pts 

Qualifying = 1 Point Per Position (ex. 16 cars. #1 gets 16, #16 gets 1, etc.) 

Elimination Round Win = 10 pts each 

Elimination Round Loss = 5 pts each 

Class Winner = 5 pts

*Car must fire and break staging beams under own power to earn points and payout for elimination round.

*In Competition – Car must be able to start and break staging beam under own power to advance into next round.  If a car is broken, even on a bye run, and unable to take break the staging beam under its own power, the car does not advance to next round.   


Tie Break #1 – Number of events attended 

Tie Break #2 – Number of events won 


There will be no monetary refunds. If a racer breaks before eliminations, any earned points and simply not show up for round one, their position on the ladder will remain.  

These apply to all classes. 

NCNDR Payout Structure

ENTRY FEE:  $100 entry fee will be collected by NCNDR staff member at drivers meeting first day of event.

Nostalgia Eliminator 1/2/3 

Winner – 50% / Runner Up 30% / Semi’s – 10%  

*All additional donations above the $100 entry fee will be allocated at same percentage in addition to amounts below. 

# Cars Winner Runner Up Semi-Final Semi-Final
4 $250 $150 $50 $50
5 $300 $180 $60 $60
6 $350 $210 $70 $70
7 $400 $240 $80 $80
8 $450 $270 $90 $90

Vehicle Violation Consequences

All participants are subject to random inspections at any time before and during the race. Any performance enhancing rule infraction will result in removal of any special awards earned at said race and racer will be banned from NCNDR races for one year by majority staff vote. Infraction of a non-performance rule (rules of an appearance nature) will result in a racers tech card being removed until the infraction is fixed, if no fix can be made during the race it can be put to a majority vote by staff. Infractions for code of conduct will result in first a warning, second offense will result in removal of tech card, third offense will result in a one-year ban from NCNDR events. All rule infractions will be brought to a majority vote of the staff. If an exception to a rule is made during an event it is only an exception for that event. All track curfews/rules should be followed at all times. If we fail to follow these instructions, we may not be invited back.

Code of Conduct

This group is dedicated to a fun, friendly and competitive environment. Any altercations of a violent nature between racers or fans will be investigated by NCNDR staff and punishment will be decided, including but not limited to, removal of tech card, removal of membership, ban from NCNDR events. Any allegations of cheating must be reported to your class rep and or race coordinator. Under no circumstances should there be an argument about cheating among racers. Any social media communications should reflect professionalism and in no way be used to put down other racers, staff or any other aspect of our racing program. All track curfews/rules should be followed at all times. If we fail to follow these instructions we may not be invited back, if a racer is found to be in violation of these said rules multiple times, that racers membership will be revoked. Please keep the profanity to a minimum when children are present.