New Boise Race Added to the 2017 Schedule
The Great American Fox Hunt at historic Firebird Raceway near Boise has been added to the schedule! The date is Saturday June 17 with a test and tune session scheduled for Friday night. CLICK HERE to down load the entry form. This event is open to all. There is no car quota or limit but get your entries in soon!
DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Q&A
Interested in competing in with us? Here's a quick Q and A. Feel free to Contact Us Here! for information not covered here!
Q: Is this a members only association and if so can I still compete if I'm not a member?
A: Blown Alcohol Thunder (BAT) is not a members only association and you can enter individual races that suites your schedule. There is no fee or formal membership to race in any of our events.
Q: Can I just show up at a race or do I have to pre-enter?
A: It is recommended that you pre-enter in advance for free entry as some tracks have a quota while others do not. If you did not pre-enter for a certain race feel to call the track or Contact Us Here! to make arrangements.
Q: Where and how do I pre-enter?
A: Pre-entry forms for each event are available on this website below. Print them out and send them in at the address on the entry form.
Q: Can I compete utilizing my Top Dragster or Pro Sportsman car?
A: There are very few rules in BAT but you must have an NHRA or IHRA competitor's licence and the chassis must past the track's tech. BAT is open to dragsters, funny cars, altereds (roadsters), and pro mods. The engine has to be either blown and injected on alcohol or injected on nitro. Race cars with carbs are not aloud to compete.
Q: How does the Blown Alcohol Thunder format work?
A: BAT is a "Chicago style" format meaning each car make two passes and then the quickest two cars come back for the finals. There is a 6.75 target ET in the quartermile so the two car closest to the 6.75 go to the final round. In the final round the 6.75 target ET is still in effect. The 6.75 target is utilized in order to keep the costs down in the class. Most cars run high sixes and low sevens so that's a full pull for most of them. In the eighth mile the format is the same but the target is 4.25 except in Montana where it is 4.50.
Q: Does BAT or the track enforce the rules in competition and who handles the payout?
A: The track makes all final decisions during competition and enforces the rules in competition. The track's decisions are final. The track also handles the payout and they all have good credibility there has been no problems or complaints getting paid since the series began.
2017 Blown Alcohol Thunder Series
Here is the 2017 Drag Parts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Schedule:
Yakima, Washington May 26-27 Season Opening Race
Spokane, Washington June 9-10 United Funny Car Invitational
Boise, Idaho June 16-17 Great American Fox Hunt
Yakima, Washington June 30-July 1 Nitro Nights Under the Lights
Butte, Montana July 7-9 Big Sky Swing
Billings, Montana August 5 Big Sky Swing
Spokane, Washington August 18-19 Summer Nitro Nationals
Idaho Falls, Idaho Sept. 1-2 Blown Alcohol Thunder Finals
2017 entry banks have now been posted at the bottom of this pas
Rule and Format Changes Passed for 2017
Here are the rule changes from the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder winter meeting held at the Plaza Hotel in Yakima on Nov. 19. First, the group approved a new race at the new track in Idaho Falls. The event will take place next Sept in place of a second race at Renegade. Next, the group voted to go back to a hard 6.75 index. Nitro is now allowed with blown combinations. And the quickest two cars go to the final regardless of the round. Finally, the Yakima race will go to 1,000 feet next year if the additional barriers are installed.