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Not competing in the Real Street Eliminator competition but want to test your car on the Dyno? Registered participants can sign up at the Lucas Oil/E3 Dyno for $65. Lucas and E3 will be handing out awards for high horsepower.
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QA1 is proud to be the Official Sponsor of the 2010 Autocross Challenge event at the Car Craft Summer Nationals. We would like to encourage each and every one of you to come and challenge yourself and the course with your ride! Win a trophy - win QA1 products - win BRAGGING RIGHTS!
The Car Craft Real Street Eliminator XVI
Real Street Eliminator is back and so is your chance to show off your car's braking, handling, and horsepower-generating abilities against the best cars in the nation at the Car Craft Summer Nationals.
The editors of Car Craft magazine will select cars from two specific classes to compete at the nationals. If you are selected, you will receive an invitation to the Car Craft Summer Nationals Real Street Eliminator, a special Real Street Eliminator windshield banner, and a chance to win a Car Craft RSE winner's jacket, and a spot for your car in Car Craft magazine.
The Contest: Each vehicle will compete in the Car Craft Launch Box, the QA1 Autocross Challenge, and the Lucas Oil Products/E3 Dyno Competition where each vehicle will be tested for maximum horsepower on the chassis dyno. To be eligible for the RSE crown, you must compete in all three events.
Points: The Top Three finishers in any one class will receive 10-30 points for their respective positions using the best time, distance, or horsepower number depending on the event. The car with the most points out of 90 wins the Real Street Eliminator for each class. Cars finishing out of the Top Three will receive zero points. DNF and DNS entries will receive 0 points. If there is a tie, the car with the most HP on the dyno wins. DNF or DNS on the dyno count as zero hp.
Rules: All cars must adhere to the rules and regulations set by the autocross sanctioning body (SCCA) and the Lucas Oil Products/E3 dyno contest. Exceptions to the rules are as follows:
- No diesel fuels
- Racing gasoline is permitted
- Each participant must display the RSE participant windshield banner
- Rear wheel drive passenger cars only
Class 1: '55-'81 American two-wheel-drive vehicles (includes '83 Corvette)
Class 2: '82-and-newer American two-wheel-drive vehicles
To enter: Log onto carcraft.com for a link to submit some general information about yourself, a photo of your car, and why you want to compete in the RSE contest. Car Craft editors will handpick the list and personally invite you to compete at the Car Craft Summer Nationals in St Paul Minnesota, July 16-18, 2010. Deadline for entries is July, 1, 2010. Schedules and event details will be e-mailed to selected participants and alternates before the date of the contest. Entry fee is $50 for registered Car Craft Summer Nationals participants and will be collected on site or in advance by phone or email contact.
RSE Participant Schedule*
NOTE: Selected Competitors in the 2010 Real Street Eliminator Competition must be at the venue and checked in NO LATER than NOON on Saturday 7/17/10.
Lucas Oil Products Dyno Challenge
Friday 8-10 am, 4-5 pm
Sat 8-10 am, 4-5 pm
Sun 8-10 am, 4-5 pm
Friday 10-11 am, 1-2 pm
Sat 10-11 am, 1-2 pm
Sun 10-11 am, 1-2 pm
Car Craft Launch Box
Friday 2-3 pm
Sat 2-3 pm
Sun 2-3 pm
*Each participant must display the RSE windshield banner and participate during any of the posted times. Times may be subject to change.
Launch Box Specs
150 feet total
25 feet box
12 feet wide
The finish box has an entry line and an exit line
Rear tires must be inside the entry line, front tires must be inside the exit line furthest from the radar gun. Hitting cones is a 10 sec penalty unless the cones stays inside the cone box (per SCCA rules) tires over either line is a DNF . Cars outside of the cone box is a DNF.
Some of the Action at the 2009 QA1 Autocross
Jeff Smith explains the dynamics of Car Craft's Real Street Eliminator Launch Box Challenge!