Rocky Mountain Series Basics

Association Rules

The Rocky Mountain Funny Car teams have a long history of competing at almost every track in Western Canada.
The series has found success in BC Alberta and Saskachewan as a group.
As individuals, the teams race all over the North West United States and Western Canada.

1 Membership Dues

Membership dues: a fee of $750 annually is to be paid by each new member at the beginning of each calendar year. Existing members' fee is $500. Membership is from January 1 to December 31. Paid members will be considered active members. Each paid member has one vote when voting is required. Membership includes entry to the points series.

2 Conduct And Appearance

All cars must be presentable. An RMNFCA decal must be displayed on both sides of the car along with decals of official club sponsors. Crew uniforms are mandatory and must be worn during racing. Teams are expected to act professionally while representing the association at race tracks and association functions. Disciplinary action may be taken by the Executive Committee if it is deemed necessary

3 Starting Line

Teams should not bring an unreasonably large number of crew people to the starting line (at the discretion of the Executive Committee). No one under the age of 16 years is permitted out of the tow vehicle at the starting line. Each team must designate one crew person to move their tow vehicle. After the race car pulls forward into the burnout box, the next team must have room to pull up.

4 Index

Races in Edmonton will be based on a 6.90 index; Mission will be based on a 6.80 index. The index is a soft index, closest to the number on either side of the index. This applies to ΒΌ mile tracks. Under special circumstances, members may agree to vote on an index change for an individual race but this must be agreed upon prior to the start of the race

5 License

All competitors must possess the appropriate IHRA or NHRA licence for the appropriate ET being run

6 Driver Meetings

Prior to each event, a drivers' meeting will be held to discuss any pertinent information

7 Race Director

the member appointed as Race Director is responsible for representing the association and acting as liaison between track officials and members

8 Technical Rules

a. General: all race cars must be certified to the appropriate IHRA or NHRA regulations for the ET being run. Cars must be centre steered.

b. Fuel: alcohol. Must be supercharged, not injected.

d. Tail light: use of one operating tail light is mandatory for night races.

e. Staging: deep staging is permitted. Courtesy staging is recommended. Should a car have a problem prior to staging, during qualifying the team will be permitted to make another attempt at the end of the run order. A crew member may momentarily light the pre-stage bulb with their foot to locate the beam. Leaving one's foot in the beam or repeatedly lighting the bulb with a foot is not permitted.

f. Body age: funny car bodies must be 1980 or older. New members have a one-year grace period to change to a 1980 or older body.

g. Pneumatic throttle control for staging: programmed disruption of engine power between 60 feet and 1320 feet is prohibited. Pneumatic cylinders with one air line only are allowed. No timers are allowed.

h. Data recorders: use of data recorders is permitted for the sole purpose of analyzing a run after the race is completed.

i. Electronic devices: no device will be allowed that controls any function other than shift lights, tach convertor and rev limiter. Other devices, including but not limited to rpm switches, six-shooters, and timing controls are not legal.

j. Mirrors: mirrors of any type are not permitted.

9 Qualifying

Most races will be a Chicago-style shootout which will consist of two qualifying runs; the two racers who come closest to the index will come back for a third run to determine a winner and runner-up position. Each day is a new race therefore there will be a winner and a runner-up for each day. Points will be awarded for qualifying and eliminations. Certain races (Mission) will use a standard racing/qualifying format to determine qualifying positions and a winner. Again, points will be awarded for qualifying and eliminations. Pairing for qualifying will be determined by random drawing. When making more than one qualifying pass, cars must alternate lanes.

10 New Members

a. All new cars will be subject to an inspection by the executive committee.

b. All new drivers will be required to make two full, single passes in the presence of the executive committee. The performance of the run must be representative of the index of the race being run.

c. Crew of new members must be knowledgeable on all aspects of starting line procedures, safety, rules etc.


Any engine combination allowed. Must be blown alcohol. Transmission and Rear End Any combination allowed as long as it meets the safety requirements of the sanctioning bodies. NHRA,IHRA


6.90 seconds is the index for most races. That is not a hard index meaning you can go over or under the # and the closest to is the top qualifier. The Mission race is 6.80 index, and also works the same way, and also works that way for elimination's.


Points are awarded for participation as well as ALL runs. Prizes are awarded for every weekend winner as well as a season champion.