TMCCC Series Rules

Rules

The goal of the Texas Muscle Car Club Challenge Series (TMCCC) is to provide a racing venue for people who want to race for fun. It is a club against club event. No money is paid to winners of the various classes. A Challenge Committee comprised of twelve clubs meets periodically and decides how many races to run each year, where to run, the structure of the program, and these rules.
1: To participate in the eliminations, a racer must belong to a car club. Anyone can run time trials.
2: All racers and their cars must adhere to Sanctioning Body safety rules. Some of these safety rules are;

  • Helmets are required for all racers running 13.99 or faster, (1/4 mile). However, helmets are strongly recommended for all racers.
  • Long pants and shirts with sleeves are required for all racers. i.e. no shorts or tank tops.
  • Seat belts are required for all cars.
  • Battery tie downs and radiator overflow jugs are required for all cars.
  • Convertibles must run with top up for any car with an ET of 12.99 or faster, (1/4 mile).
  • Driveshaft loops are required or cars running 12.99 or faster (1/4 mile) and all cars running slicks.


  • 2-steps rpm controllers are legal in all manual transmission cars in all classes.  

3: Cars cannot outrun their required safety equipment. If a track official or TMCCC official is notified that a car's speed or ET has exceeded its required safety equipment, i.e. roll bar, fire jacket, helmet, etc., during time trials, that car may be disqualified.
Note: many tracks will give a driver one warning during time trials, however, the car will be disqualified if it happens during eliminations.
4: If a delay box, stutter box, two step or any other electronic device is installed, that car must run in Electronics even if said devices are disconnected. If a two step is an integral part of the ignition system, the two step must be disconnected. Shift lights, line locks and high end rev control are not considered electronics for the TMCCC series.
  • Vehicles are subject to tech inspection at any time.
  • During eliminations, no external device, such as a laptop computer, which can actually change rev limits, fuel management, or any other operating characteristic of the car can be installed or plugged in to the cars computer unless that car runs in the Electronics Class. Record only devices are permitted. Laptop computers must be removed prior to run for safety reasons.

    The following rules will apply to any vehicle entered Oulaw class:
    This class is reserved for any car with the option of using any or all of these driving aids; trans brakes, electric shifters, two-steps, shift lights, timing control, high end rev control and line lock for burn outs. In other words, a racer can choose to run this class and foot brake only, using a shift light, high end rev control and line lock as the only driver aids. Cars equipped from the manufacturer with traction control or vehicle stability programs are eligible to use these aids. Delay boxes and throttle control are not allowed. Outlaw cars cannot run the Consolation race. Delay boxes and throttle control are not allowed. Outlaw cars cannot run the Consolation race.

5: No "stripe takers" permitted.

6: Racers are picked for a bye-run IF one develops. If you are picked for a bye-run and you end up racing someone that bye does not carry to the next round. Track personnel according to each tracks established method will pick bye-runs and vehicle pairing for eliminations. No TMCCC member or competitor at a TMCCC race is allowed to pair cars or pick bye runs. 

Race Classes

 1/4 Mile Tracks

Texas Motorplex

Outlaw Muscle all E.T.'s run 1/8 mile
Super Pro Muscle - 6.99 & quicker
Pro Muscle - 7.00-7.64
King Muscle - 12.00-12.99
Super Muscle - 13.00-13.99
Street Muscle - 14.00-15.49
Stock Muscle - 15.50 & slower
Electronics all E.T. This class runs 1/8 mile only at all tracks as of 01/01/2012

1/8 Mile Tracks

Xtreme Raceway Park
Big Country Raceway

Ardmore Dragway

Outlaw Muscle all E.T.'s run 1/8 mile
Super Pro Muscle - 6.99 & quicker
Pro Muscle - 7.00-7.64
King Muscle - 7.65-8.27
Super Muscle - 8.28-8.91
Street Muscle - 8.92- slower
Electronics all E.T. This class runs 1/8 mile only at all tracks as of 01/01/2012 


 ELECTRONICS 1/8 MILE ONLY ALL ET

This class is reserved for cars that use NHRA approved electronic driving aids such as delay boxes, throttle controls, trans brakes, two-steps and electric shifters, etc.

OUTLAW MUSCLE 1/8 MILE ONLY all E.T.'s run

This class is reserved for any car running with the option of using any or all of these driving aids; trans brakes, electric shifters, two-steps, shift lights, timing control, high end rev control and line lock for burn outs. In other words, a racer can choose to run this class and foot brake only, using a shift light, high end rev control and line lock as the only driver aids. Cars equipped from the manufacturer with traction control or vehicle stability programs are eligible to use these aids. Delay boxes and throttle control are not allowed.

SUPER-PRO MUSCLE 1/8 MILE ONLY 6.99 ET & QUICKER:

This class is reserved for cars using foot brake, line locks for burn outs only, shift lights, high end rev control only. Cars equipped from the manufacturer with traction control or vehicle stability programs are eligible to use these aids. No other driver aids allowed.

PRO MUSCLE 1/8 MILE ONLY 7.00 - 7.64 ET

This class is reserved for cars using foot brake, line locks for burn outs only, shift lights, high end rev control only. . Cars equipped from the manufacturer with traction control or vehicle stability programs are eligible to use these aids. No other driver aids allowed.

KING MUSCLE 1/8 MILE 7.65 - 8.27 ET & ¼ MILE 12.00 - 12.99 ET

This class is reserved for cars using foot brake, line locks for burn outs only, shift lights, high end rev control only. Cars equipped from the manufacturer with traction control or vehicle stability programs are eligible to use these aids. No other drivers aids allowed.

SUPER MUSCLE 1/8 MILE 8.28 - 8.91 ET & ¼ MILE 13.00 - 13.99 ET

This class is reserved for cars using foot brake, line locks for burn outs only, shift lights, high end rev control only. Cars equipped from the manufacturer with traction control or vehicle stability programs are eligible to use these aids. No other driver aids allowed.

STREET MUSCLE 1/8 MILE 8.92 - Slower ET & ¼ MILE 14.00 - Slower ET

This class is reserved for cars using foot brake, line locks for burn outs only, shift lights, high end rev control only. Cars equipped from the manufacturer with traction control or vehicle stability programs are eligible to use these aids. No other driver aids allowed.



Vehicles are subject to tech inspection at any time. During eliminations, no external device, such as a laptop computer, which can actually change rev limits, fuel management, or any other operating characteristic of the car can be installed or plugged into the cars computer unless that car runs in the Electronics Class. Record only devices are permitted. Laptop computers must be removed prior to run for safety reasons. 

Driver Rewards Program

 While the Challenge events are primarily club against club events, a Driver Reward Program is available to recognize individual racers and encourage racers to run as many Challenges as possible. One must sign up for this program within the first two races each year. See separate rules or contact a committee member to find out more about the Driver Reward Program. There is a $25.00 annual charge to be a member of the Driver Reward Program. You can read more on the Driver Reward page. 

How to Accumulate Points for My Club and Myself

 Points are awarded during eliminations as follows;

A driver earns one (1) point for each round, win or lose, up to the semi-final round.
(Big Country, and Ardmore Raceway will be considered long distance races and you will get 4 points for your first round pass)
In the semifinal round, the winner(s), (who will go on to the final round), earn(s) one (1) point and the loser(s), who are the semi-finalists, each earn two (2) points.
In the final round, the winner earns five (5) points and the runner-up earns three (3) points.
Your individual points will go to the class in which you race at that particular event. At the end of the year, all of your points will be combined for drivers standings. (i.e. : if you race in King 2 races and Super in the remaining races, you will have points in each class to go towards the class winner, but the points will be combined for your total points.)

A racer who races in nine out of ten races receives five bonus points. These are the only bonus points available. 

FAQ's

 Q: What is my clubs letter and how does my club obtain a letter?

A: Your clubs letter is used to accumulate points for your club. Each driver in your club must show the club letter behind the car number and on the windshield. This is the only way we can keep track of points for your club. Your club can obtain a letter at the track by simply telling the tech inspector the name of your club at the time your car is teched. It is best if your club requests a letter before the day of the event by calling Sarah Vedrine at 817-821-7511(cell) or emailing her at  mustangsarah07@gmail.com  Once your club has obtained a letter, it is valid as long as you run Challenge events.

Q: Can I bring two cars to the event and race both of them myself?

A: Yes. You can bring two cars to the event and drive both of them as long as you buy two tech cards and race the cars in separate classes

Q: Can I run the same car in two separate classes as long as I buy two tech cards?

A: Yes. As long as you buy two tech cards and race the car in separate classes with seperate numbers.

Q: Can my wife/husband/another driver run my car at the same event in a separate class as long as I buy two tech cards?

A:Yes.

Q: What if my car breaks down during time trials, can I run another car or my tow vehicle?

A: Yes. But you can only run the other vehicle in the class in which it qualifies. For example: If your car runs in the Pro class and it breaks down during time trials, you can run your tow vehicle but only in the class in which it qualifies.

Q: What happens if my car breaks down during eliminations but I still won my round? Can I run another car in the next round?

A: Yes. As long as the vehicle qualifies for the same class.

Q: What if I'm picked for a bye and later, because the staging lane personnel miscounted or a car comes up after the bye was picked and the field is even, do I still get my bye?

A: No. Technically, you are picked for a bye if one develops. If a bye does not develop, then you must run your opponent.

Q: Are there buy backs at the Challenge events?

A: No.

Q: What happens if the event is rained out or track problems interrupt the program and it cannot be finished that day?

A: The Committee and track personnel will schedule a rain date later in the season to finish the race. If the race is interrupted during eliminations, it will pick up where it left off at the time of the interruption. Information on make-up races will be posted on the website.

Q: What happens if I discover that I am going to run someone in my own club during eliminations?

A: Every effort will be made to avoid pairing two cars from the same club to run in eliminations until they have to. However, it is the responsibility of the driver to make sure that he/she is not running against someone from the same club in eliminations.