NOTICE: Rules are subject to Change without Notice.
Class Description: Modular Truck is open to all years, makes, and models Ford Trucks utilizing a late model Ford overhead cammed V8 engine. SUVs are also allowed in the class. This class will run the same Open Comp format with a 1-tenth (1/10th) breakout.
Qualifying Information, Ladder Type, & Tree: The class will be qualified by positive reaction time (r/t) closest to “.000” based on a Pro .500 Tree. “.000” is a perfect reaction time. Any negative reaction time (-.001, -1.000, etc) will be placed at the bottom of the qualifying ladder. The more negative the reaction time, the further down the ladder the runs will be placed. For times when identical reaction times are made, qualifying position will be based on a first come, first served based. The first occurrence of the same reaction time will be placed first, and the second occurrence, placed second and so on.
All Run, NHRA Sportsman Ladder, Pro. 500 Tree, Handicap Start, Autostart, Courtesy Stage.
A 32 or less field will be laddered on a sportsman ladder. A 33 or greater field will be randomly paired and run until the field reaches 32 cars or less. Car placement on this ladder will be determined based on reaction time.
If weather has caused the loss of one or more rounds of qualifying sessions, any entrants not qualified will be required to choose an index from the following list: 15.7, 15.0, 14.0, 13.0, 12.0, 11.0, 10.0, 9.0, 8.5. Competitors must submit their index to the race director on the last day of qualifying. Competitors will compete with their chosen index through eliminations. Any competitor who fail to submit their index on qualifying day will automatically be assigned to the 15.70 index.
Class Rules: Any Ford Truck with a late-model Ford based V8 overhead-cam engine. Any modifications, vehicle weight or power adders allowed. Electronically controller, pneumatic, electric, hydraulic shifters prohibited. 2 steps are ok.
Body Rules: All body panels and hood will be on the vehicle. Aftermarket hoods ok. Any glass ok.
Wheels: Spindle-mount front wheels prohibited
Racing Aids: Delay boxes, cross-over boxes, or any “reaction-time related” electronic bracket racing aids not allowed in this class. All Electronic throttle stops and related throttle-stop type accessories prohibited. All Transbrake buttons must be on the approved NHRA list.
Lane Choice: During qualifying and eliminations, it is the responsibility of the competitors to determine lane choice. If the competitors are unable to establish lane choice, a staging official will make the determination in the manner he/she chooses (i.e., coin flip, random, faster car, etc)
Appearance: All cars in competition must be painted or wrapped. Advertising graphics are permitted on the body but must not compete with Mod Motor Mustangs and ModNationals vendors and sponsors. All decals that are not approved at ModNationals must be removed and if the decal is part of the wrap, it must be covered up before the car is eligible to run. No exceptions. Those who do not comply will be asked to leave with no refund.
Driver: The driver when in the vehicle, from the ready line until the vehicle is safely stopped on the return road, is required to have all safety restraint systems (including the helmet) on and be securely fastened in the vehicle at all times.
Credentials: A Valid state or government issued driver’s license beyond a learner’s permit level mandatory for cars running 10.00 or slower. A Valid NHRA competition license is mandatory for cars running 9.99 or quicker, at an NHRA Member Track. NHRA/IHRA competition license mandatory at an IHRA Member Track.
Note: It is ultimately the competitor’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with the ModNationals class requirements as well as all NHRA safety requirements. The competitor agrees they bear the ultimate responsibility when it comes to safety and how it complies with NHRA rule books. The competitor also agrees that no one else other than the competitor is in the best position to know about how their particular race car has been constructed and how to safely operate it.