SSRN POINTS RACING
Slant Six points racing is basically a “run what you brung”
bracket class, run on a “dial-in” handicap basis.
Events are held on both the ¼ mile and 1/8 mile and use a .5
“Sportsman” tree for starting the race (3 yellows, then green).
This is “anything goes” drag racing, as long as the engine
is a Mopar Slant Six in basic design.
are earned by participating in the Slant 6 points races held as part of
the events shown on the current schedule posted on www.slantix.org in the
Event Calendar. We will make every attempt to list all points
races for the coming year by February, but additional points races may be
added later. Any additional races, with the exception of makeup races,
will be added to the published schedule at least two months before the
date of the new event. Makeup races may be scheduled with reasonable
advance notice, so long as efforts are made to notify potential
are earned by the driver, but all cars participating must be Slant 6
powered. You cannot change cars once the race has started.
restrictions such as minimum weight or type of vehicle do not apply to
points racers. (Record setting and Slant 6 top eliminator have their own
driver can earn points in different cars at different events, as long as
they are all Slant 6 powered.
6 points races will be run in a separate bracket on a dial-in handicap
are no restrictions on the use of electronic devices such as delay boxes.
race coordinator must ask the track personnel to turn off crosstalk for
our race. If the faster car loses due to crosstalk being on because of the
track failing to turn crosstalk off, the affected pairings participate in
a mandatory re-run. Both racers are allowed to change their dial-ins on
cars that make at least one run in the designated Slant 6 time trials will
be put on the ladder for the first round (even if that car cannot make it
to the starting line). Competitors paired with a first round "no
show" will make a single run.
- It is
not necessary to participate in the Slant 6 time trials or “qualifying”
sessions to be in the points race. Some entrants
may show up for the first round even though they did not participate in the
time trials. These racers must communicate their intent to participate to
the SSRN representative and/or at least two other race entrants before the
first round pairings are determined. Last minute entrants may be paired
with another competitor at the discretion of SSRN or the track.
track/event may require that the Slant 6 points racers pay an additional
fee or have other restrictions on the bracket classes/ races the Slant 6
racer can participate in at that event.
- If you
meet the track’s entry/tech requirements and show up in the staging lanes
for the first round of Slant 6 eliminations, you are in the race.
Slant 6 points race may be shifted between
Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event weekend without advance notice.
- If a
race is postponed and rescheduled for the next day or another weekend,
five attendance points will still be awarded if your car is in line to
enter the grounds of the race track for the scheduled rained out race, or
you put your wheels on the track property on the day of the race. If a
race is re-scheduled a new first round ladder including all participants
present at the makeup race will be drawn up.
- In the
case where the race is started but cannot be completed due to weather,
curfew, etc. points earned for round wins prior to the cancellation will
Points will be awarded as follows:
car is in the pits and is entered in the Slant 6 bracket race, for each
race entered (unlimited): 5 points.
each round win (including “bye or single runs”) in the Slant 6 points
race: 10 points.
round win points will be counted for up to five Slant 6 points events for
each driver. If you participate in more than five points
events you will be credited with the points earned at your five best
competitor may enter as many Slant 6 points races
as they choose to race for prize money or to deprive other racers of
points, but only their Best 5 at the end of the season will be counted.
competitor may elect to waive points at a race he has already entered as
long as he does so before the first round pairings are determined. If you
wish to waive points you must communicate this decision to the SSRN
representative and/or at least two other race entrants. This must be done
before the first round ladder is drawn up.
bonus points will be awarded to any driver who sets or breaks a SSRN
record at any official Slant 6 race. This five
points will only be awarded once per year per driver. Records must be sent
to Seymour Pederson for validation prior to bonus points being awarded.
there are ties for any of the top 10 positions at the end of the season,
an average of the rounds won per race entered will be computed and the
racer with the highest average will advance. In case of a tie for the
number one position only, if both contestants are present at the final
race, we will try to run a single round tie breaker (dial-in) race for the
number one position.
Pairing and Bye Runs
If the track permits and somebody organizes it, the
following method of determining first round pairings is preferred. In other
cases a "sportsman" ladder, random pairings at the line, or some
other method may be instituted.
The preferred method utilizes a pre-printed ladder sheet
with first round match-ups determined on a random basis such as drawing names
out of a hat. First round racers will include anybody who made at least one
Slant 6 time trial even if they are not able to make it to the starting line
for the first round. The first round may also include other racers who did not
make a SL6 time trial. If there is a first round bye run it will be awarded to
the low qualifier unless racers agree on another method. Competitors paired
with a first round "no show" will make a single run. Subsequent bye
runs will be determined by the ladder. Round win points will be awarded for
runs actually won or bye or single runs made. (Stage-in and back-outs are
permitted if allowed by the track).
When the race is being run without a ladder and there are
only two cars left, that will be the final. If there
is a ladder and there are two bye or single run cars
at the starting line, the two racers and the track's starter may agree to forgo
the single runs and run one final race for the final (no stage and back-outs
required). In this case the racers would be awarded 10 points for the bye /
single runs they did not make and the winner would get 10 more points for the
If a pair of competitors cannot agree on lane choice, it
will be decided with the flip of a coin.
Top Eliminator or Fast Four Races
A special feature at some of the larger SSRN points events is a Slant 6 Top Eliminator. This race will
usually be run after the Slant 6 Points race is completed and it may be
scheduled the next day.
Slant 6 Top Eliminator race will match the two (four) quickest cars from
the Slant 6 qualifying sessions in a single race to determine who has the
quickest Slant 6 on that day. If one or both of the top qualifiers cannot
make it to the starting line for the race, the third qualifier can run and
Top Eliminator race will be run “heads-up” with no dial-in times or
handicaps. If possible the race will be started on a .400 “Pro tree” (one
yellow, then green).
6 Top Eliminator is open to all “doorslammer” Slant 6 powered vehicles.
There is no minimum weight and nitrous and/or superchargers are allowed.
Rookie of the Year
SSRN will honor each racing season’s “Rookie of the Year”
with a special plaque.
This award will go to the Slant 6 points
racer who scores the highest number of points during that season and has
entered no more than one SSRN Points race previous to that season.
SSRN will make every effort to have a representative at all
the scheduled points events in order to keep track of
entrants and round wins. If we cannot be
there, it is up to the racers to keep to keep track of the entrants at the
event and how the elimination rounds progressed. Please ask the tower personnel to save a copy
of the print outs of the Slant 6 bracket race rounds and make a list of the
names of racers at the event and their car numbers. Send this information along with any photos
you may have to SSRN so that we can include the results in the newsletter and
on the www.slantsix.org web site.