Nostalgia Drag Racing - making old school drags fun again
Ontario based group dedicated to preserving old- school racing.... as it was in the 50's, 60's and up to 1974.
If you have a '74 or older vehicle without NOS or a delay box (see full rules), come see what we have to offer.
Don't have a car ?? ... join us anyway. Send $30 for a year's dues and receive our periodic newsletter to keep you up to date.
There is a point system for our members. Even though fun is the number one rule, we do take competition as a fun portion of the race day. Our day ending campfires are usually well attended too!
We do several newsletters each season with up to date information and reading material.
Memberships are $30 per year. You can send a cheque to: ONDR INC, 42845 Southdale Line, St. Thomas, ON. N5R 1C1
Pay Pal option is coming soon! Maybe .... but not as of December 2016 YET!!!
What are we?
RULES AND CLASSES:
You must be a current member of ONDR to race with us. Cost is $30 annually.
Cars must be 1974 and older. You must sign in to play.
Your car must pass track technical inspections.
No electronic fuel injection (except in time trials).
NO DELAY BOXES ALLOWED. All delay boxes must be taken out of cars. No exception.
Data recorders allowed only FOR TIME TRIALS for safety purposes, but must be taken out for elimination rounds.
No electronically controlled shifters. Air or electric solenoid shifters allowed in Comp class only providing it is NOT electronic or RPM activated. Must be manually activated (e.g. push button).
Slider clutch data monitoring allowed in time trials only.
Trans-brake and two step allowed in Comp class only. Trans-brakes not allowed to have any delayed release devices. Please be sure that all trans-brake wiring is completely trackable from switch to solenoid.
Air activated launch RPM limiter allowed in place of two step in Comp class only.
High speed retard allowed.
Steve Klein is technical advisor and will ensure all cars comply with rules regarding electronics. Cars may be disqualified should they have any of the above “performance enhancing devices”. REMEMBER THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE NOSTALGIA.
Number 1 Rule is still to HAVE FUN! If you can’t get past this rule, ONDR is probably not the group for you.
see below for new run format
This format will give all racers at least one time trial, and four races after that, with a 'double-ladder' setup.
The winners will go on to race other winners, the runner-ups (losers) will go on to race other losers.
We now get 4 or 5 random numbers between 1 and 20 from 3 track staff members at the start of each day. The people who sign in at those numbers on the sheets are given spots 1 through 5 on the ladder. The remaining spots are filled in the order of the rest of names on the sheet as signed in. The lists then are held until the end of time trials so we can account for missed sign ins, wrong class etc. Then... the ladders are printed, hopefully correctly. Because we are using sportsman ladders it is very unlikely that 2 friends who signed in together would meet each other in the 1st round and more people may get a shot at a bye. Also, the double ladder never was used as you know. Anyone who loses in rounds 1, 2, and 3 is welcome to come back up in the OPEN class to continue racing for practice and fun.
Points will stop after you have lost.
Based on the new format, there will not be any consolation races, and you do not have to pay another $10 like you did with the consolation race.
Race fees will be $15.
All races will be point races ... there is therefore no double dipping ever allowed. (with the exception of Shannonville and their nostalgia program that runs with ours). You have to be a member to race with us.
Every event is a two days points race. Points will be based on your best 6 points events.
New points setup ... 2 points for signing in, 2 points per round win, one more point for class winner. TIE BREAKING PROCEDURES FOR FINAL POINTS: If there is a tie in points at the end of the last race of the season, it will be broken down as follows: 1. Most event win points, if still a tie, then 2. Most event runner up points, If still a tie, then 3. Most round points. If still a tie, then 4. Head to head competition. If still a tie, then 5. Furthest in competition at a single event. If still a tie, then 6. The awards will be split between those tied.
Steve Klein 519 -393-8079
Bob Beausoleil 519 -633-5704
Frank Dunton 519 -475-5168
Jack Bond 905 -385-6227
Dave Opie 289 -668-7179
Frank Kunkel 905 -664-1871
1/8 - 7.70 or slower
1/4 - 12.00 or slower
1/8 - 6.75 to 7.69
1/4 - 10.50 to 11.99
1/8 - 6.75 or faster
1/4 - 10.49 or faster
RACE DATES: all are points meets except for July 1, Sept 9 & Oct 7/8
May 6/7 - St. Thomas spring warmup NO Points
May 27/28 Cayuga
June 10/11 Shannonville
June 24/25 St. Thomas 55 year celebration
no points ... open class only
July 1/2 Grand Bend - sponsored by KT Excavating (Kevin Trimble)
July 22/23 St. Thomas
Aug 19/20 Cayuga
Sept 9/10 St. Thomas Hot Rod Reunion - sponsored by London Major Appliances (John Vanderhoeven)
Sept 23/24 Grand Bend
Oct 7/8 St. Thomas Turkey Nationals
Links coming soon