Join us on Sunday, April 2nd for our Kick-Off Test and Tune at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park! The test session is open to all racers – with street or slick tires! Gates open at 11:00 AM and on-track action will run from 1-5 PM, weather pending.
2023 Brown’s Oil ET Bracket Series Schedule
|March 31||Kick-Off Test and Tune*|
|April 1||E.T. Bracket Series Race**|
|April 2||E.T. Bracket Series Race|
|April 15||E.T. Bracket Series Race|
|April 16||E.T. Bracket Series Race|
|July 8||E.T. Bracket Series Race (Wally Under the Lights)|
|July 9||E.T. Bracket Series Race (State Championships)|
|July 22||E.T. Bracket Series Race (JDRL Challenge)|
|July 23||E.T. Bracket Series Race|
|September 14-16||NHRA North Central Division 3 E.T Finals|
|October 7||E.T. Bracket Series Race (Championship Saturday)|
|October 8||King of the Track (non-points)|
** – Chassis Inspections available on April 1. Please call 317-969-8600 to make an appointment.
INFO – EV BRACKET RACING
In 2022, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park introduced a new class of E.T. Bracket Racing with an electric vehicle (EV) category. EV racers will compete at Wild Wednesday events (not traditional Brown’s Oil E.T. Bracket Series race weekends) and will have the opportunity to race for points as well as the NHRA Division 3 E.T. Bracket Finals in September.
Entry for EV Bracket competitors will be $35, and buybacks will be available ONLY if there are more than 7 cars in a field for that given day – the buyback price will be $15. Payout will go only to the winner if there are 7 or less cars entered for that given day, and the payout will be $100. If there are 8 or more cars entered, the junior dragster payout scale will be used.
First round pairings will be determined randomly. More information can be found in an update to the 2023 Brown’s Oil ET Bracket Series rule book.
Pit Gate Opens at 8:00 AM EDT
Time Trials Begin at 10:00 AM EDT
Eliminations Immediately Follow
*There will only be ONE time trial run on Sundays – with the exception of Sunday, April 10. There will be two time trials on that date.*
CAR & DRIVER COST
Super Pro – $65 ($70 gate)
Indy Beach Properties Pro ET – $55 ($60 gate)
Allgaier Performance Parts Sportsman – $40 ($45 gate)
Millennium Trailers Super Pro Bike – $40 ($45 gate)
Dearry Automotive Junior Dragster – $30 ($35 gate)
Indy Beach Properties Junior Street – $30 ($35 gate)
CREW AND SPECTATOR COST
Friday Night Camping – $20
Crew – $15
Spectator – $15
Kids 12 & Under FREE
Enter through the Main Gate off U.S. Highway 136
Pit on the East Side unless otherwise noted.
98 – $9.70
110 – $8.99
112 – $9.75
116 – $12.15
What is a Bracket Race?
A bracket drag race is a straight-line acceleration contest between two cars, usually starting at different times, from a standing start over a specified distance, usually a quarter-mile or an eighth-mile. Racers line up in front of a countdown device called a Christmas Tree. When they leave the starting line, timers record how long it takes them to reach the finish line. This is called elapsed time, or ET for short. Top speed is also recorded.
The best way to get your feet wet is to go to a “test and tune” session (most tracks have them weekly). For a small fee, you can practice your starting line procedure, learn how the car reacts to tuning changes, and make passes down the track without the pressure of racing against someone. You should also take time to watch how other racers do things, and most importantly, ask questions. Most racers will be happy to give you pointers on improving your technique.
When you’re ready to race against other people, you can compete in your track’s weekly series. Your car will be put in a category, or class, based on the elapsed time of your car. Top speed is not a factor in bracket racing. You will need to determine how quick you think your car will be. This is called the dial-in. When you are matched up with another car, the dial-ins are compared, and the slower car is given a head start equal to the difference between the two. To win, you want to run as close to your dial-in as possible without going faster, or “breaking out.”
Rules: Download 2023 ET Bracket Series Race Procedures by clicking here!
Racer Payout Forms
Please fill out ONE (1) Racer payout form for the 2023 season. You will not need to sign this form until you come to the Racer Payout room to receive a winning check. Once you have filled out a copy of the racer payout form, please email it back to Gabbi Baker at email@example.com.
Please fill out one (1) W9 for the 2023 season and send to Gabbi Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to bring your completed W9 to the first ET Bracket race as well.
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