What is the Wolfpac Racing Series?
The Wolfpac Racing Series was created by a group of members from the Central Ohio LX Club simply to add a
little excitement to the racing season. The series is a collection of 14 sanctioned racing events in which racers
compete for points, ultimately crowning a Wolfpac Racing Series Champion at the end of the season.
What kind of racing is it?
Legal drag racing at sanctioned race tracks around central Ohio. The majority of the legs are on 1/4 mile tracks,
but there are a few legs of the series that take place on 1/8 mile tracks. And more specifically, the series is setup
as a dial-in bracket racing format – which means that you run against your own selected time, so it’s an even
playing field for all levels of racers and everybody has a chance to win. It’s all about consistency.
Who can race in the Wolfpac Racing Series?
We encourage all members of Central Ohio LX Club to join us! All modern Mopars, from heavily-modded big
SRT’s to completely stock “smaller” engines, are welcome to race. Since it is a dial-in bracket racing series, it
doesn’t matter if you are insanely fast or terribly slow – everybody runs against their own time to make it fair
for all racers. And for those with no track experience, we have plenty of club members that are more than happy
to help you learn the basics. It really is much easier than you think to learn… but of course difficult to “master”.
Do I need to prep my car or bring any safety equipment?
As long as you are on top of your normal maintenance, these modern cars are good to go for the track! Most
tracks do require a technical inspection when you arrive, but it’s usually just a quick look over your vehicle to
make sure it is track worthy. As far as safety equipment, most tracks follow NHRA rules which require that you
wear sleeves (even short sleeve is usually ok, just not tank tops, etc) and long pants (nothing nylon, so jeans or
sweatpants are ok). A helmet is required only if you are under 14 seconds at a 1/4 mile track or under 8.6
seconds at an 1/8 mile track. As a loose guideline, a stock 5.7L HEMI and anything smaller will likely be over
14 seconds, so no helmet is required. Whereas, SRT8’s and anything bigger (as well as some modded 5.7L’s)
will likely be under 14 seconds, which would mean a helmet is required.
How does the Wolfpac Racing Series work?
From April through October, there are 14 sanctioned racing events in the Wolfpac Racing Series – roughly one
every couple of weeks or so. Regardless of what type of race day it is at the track (anything from a Test & Tune
to a competition day), we will be running this series amongst ourselves on the side. So in general, we will take a
couple of practice runs and then select our dial-in times for the remainder of the event. You can then take as
many passes as you can get in to try to get as close as possible to your dial-in time – with your best time being
what is recorded for the event. Points are awarded based on graduated scale of who is closest to their dial-in
time. There are additional ways to accrue points, such as Attendance points just for racing, bonus points for
Best Reaction Time of the event, an extra bonus when going heads-up against another Wolfpac racer, and a fun
system to wager some points against another Wolfpac racer with a Call-Out. You can even gain or lose points in
non-sanctioned events to keep the competition always going. Series points will be tallied as we go, ultimately
resulting in crowning the top points holder as the Wolfpac Racing Series Champion after the fall finale!
This series is simply designed just to have some fun at the track for both veterans and rookies, so come join us!
Dial-In Bracket Racing
All 14 legs of the Wolfpac Racing Series will be awarded points based on a dial-in bracket racing format
amongst the other Wolfpac racers at the event. While some of the legs are during simple open track Test &
Tunes, which will make it easier for us to setup Time Trials and Competition passes, other legs of the series
take place during actual racing events, which might complicate the process. Therefore, we will schedule Time
Trials and Competition passes on a case-by-case basis for each leg. But the goal will always be to have at least a
minimum of two Time Trial passes – so you can see how your car is running that day. We will then set a time
(or a point in the event) in which dial-in times must be selected by each racer and then raced against in
Competition passes for the remainder of the event. Once a dial-in time is selected, it cannot be changed.
Regardless of how many Competition passes you get in, you will select your one single best time of the night
for submission – which is the pass that is closest to your dial-in time without going under. Any red light
(leaving early) or breakout (going under your dial-in time) will disqualify that pass. Additionally, there are
bonus points awarded for Best Reaction Time of the event, so you also want to submit your one single best
reaction time pass, regardless if it was not your best dial-in pass.
Points – Main Points
At the conclusion of the event, all racers will turn in their top time slips – where they were closest to their dial-
in time. Please write your name on the time slip, and note “Dial-In” on the slip to show that it is your
submission for closest to dial-in time, as well as your actual dial-in time you selected if it is not already listed on
the slip. With a given time or point of the event for changing from Time Trials to Competition passes, the
hourly time stamp on the time slips will be used. All Wolfpac racers will then be ranked in order of closest to
their dial-in time, with the winner of the leg being awarded 100 points. 2nd place will receive 70 points, 3rd place
will receive 65 points, 4th place will receive 60 points, and so on, as the awarded points decrease by 5 for each
place which leads to 15th place receiving 5 points for the event. This point structure is used in all legs of the
Wolfpac Racing Series except for the featured event of LXBN where all main points are doubled.
Points – Attendance Bonus Points
Each racer who competes in any of the Wolfpac Racing Series events will receive an attendance bonus of 5
points per leg of the series. Your submission for closest to your dial-in time will count as proof of your
attendance. This point structure is used in all legs of the Wolfpac Racing Series except for the featured event of
LXBN where the attendance bonus jumps to 50 points. In addition, there is one additional bonus event that is a
non-racing event – the Mario Knapp Memorial Car Show. Any Wolfpac racer will receive an attendance bonus
of 25 points for attending the show.
Points – Best Reaction Time Bonus Points
At the conclusion of the event, all racers will turn in their top time slips – where they had their top reaction time
of the competition. Please write your name on the time slip and note “Reaction Time” on the slip to show that it
is your submission for Best Reaction Time. With a given time or point of the event for changing from Time
Trials to Competition passes, the hourly time stamp on the time slips will be used. All Wolfpac racers will then
be ranked in order of the quickest Reaction Time of the leg, and only the top winner will be awarded an addition
Best Reaction Time bonus of 20 points. This point structure is used in all legs of the Wolfpac Racing Series
except for the featured event of LXBN where the Reaction Time bonus doubles to 40 points.
Points – Heads-Up Closest to Dial-In Bonus Points
Every once in awhile we get to line up side-by-side with a fellow Wolfpac racer – more common on slower Test
& Tune days, while it’s much tougher during larger racing events. Regardless of when or how many times it
happens, when two Wolfpac racers are lined up at the tree against each other, it automatically kicks in a Heads-
Up Closest to Dial-In Bonus pass. So while we compete the entire event to get the closest time to our dial-in for
submission that day, there becomes a mini one-pass bonus points race that takes place when two Wolfpac racers
go head-to-head. The racer that is closer to their dial-in time in that single head-to-head race gets awarded a 5
point bonus. If you have any Heads-Up Closest to Dial-In winning passes over another Wolfpac racer, please
write your name on the time slip and note “Heads-Up” on the slip to show that it is your submission for Heads-
Up Closest to Dial-In Bonus. With a given time or point of the event for changing from Time Trials to
Competition passes, the hourly time stamp on the time slips will be used. This point structure is used in all legs
of the Wolfpac Racing Series except for the featured event of LXBN where the Heads-Up Closest to Dial-In
Bonus doubles to 10 points.
Points – Call-Out Bonus Points
This is one cool little addition that will really make the points race fun. All Wolfpac racers will be allowed to
make a Call-Out on another Wolfpac racer, in which a side wager of points can be gambled in a direct
competition. The competition can be absolutely anything that the two Wolfpac racers can mutually agree to.
Ideas include a single-race head-to-head reaction time contest, 60’ time, overall speed – with or without a
handicap, heads-up ET, etc… heck, even a burnout contest in the water box or a challenge against another car at
the track. As long as both Wolfpac racers agree to the terms, then Call-Out’s will be honored and the racers can
wager series points. The amount of the wager is limited to each racer’s Attendance Bonus, which is 5 points for
most events. With a 5 point increment requirement on all Call-Out’s, this means each racer can engage in one
side wager per leg. This structure holds true in all legs of the Wolfpac Racing Series except for the featured
event of LXBN where the Attendance Bonus jumps to 50 points – which provides a lot more points to gamble
with at the big featured event, allowing racers to wager 50 points on one Call-Out challenge, or spreading the
points out to multiple 5 point wagers against many Wolfpac competitors. Please write your name on the time
slip, your competitor’s name, and note “Call-Out” on the slip, including the specifics of the wager, to show that
it is your submission is for Call-Out Bonus Points. This should get interesting.
Points – Non-Sanctioned Event Call-Out Bonus Points
One great thing is that although we have a great series of 14 sanctioned events, there is a lot more racing to be
done this season. And you certainly want to get your practice in so that you are well dialed-in when it comes
time for a Wolfpac Racing Series event. Therefore, when any Wolfpac racers are out racing together at any non-
sanctioned event, we encourage them to keep the Wolfpac Racing Series points race in mind. So to add a little
fun, Wolfpac racers can also Call-Out each other when both racers are at a non-sanctioned event – just the same
as the bonus points that come from Call-Out’s during the 14 season series events. There are a couple of
stipulations: #1 – Each racer can only wager earned series points that they already have banked from the season;
and #2 – Each racer can only make one single wager of 5 points at each non-sanctioned event. Please write your
name on the time slip, your competitor’s name, and note “Call-Out” on the slip, including the specifics of the
wager, to show that it is your submission is for Call-Out Bonus Points from a Non-Sanctioned event. All
submissions must be made on the day of the race.
RULES & REGULATIONS
General Scoring Overview
So while the explanation may sound complicated, the point system is rather simple. Just be sure to keep your
time slips and stay in communication with everybody. The general scoring system would apply to 13 of the 14
legs in the series, with the featured event of LXBN being the exception as all scoring points are doubled and the
Attendance Bonus is boosted to 50 points. Other than this one event, all other events will have the following
Wolfpac Racing Series Points
Closest to Dial-In
1st – 100 points
2nd – 70 points
3rd – 65 points
4th – 60 points
5th – 55 points
6th – 50 points
7th – 45 points
8th – 40 points
9th – 35 points
10th – 30 points
11th – 25 points
12th – 20 points
13th – 15 points
14th – 10 points
15th – 5 points
16th – 0 points
Bonus: Best Reaction Time
Bonus: Heads-Up Closest to Dial-In
Open side wagering allowed using
Final Scoring / Bye Weeks / Bad Weeks
This is a points series with the top point holder at the end of the season being crowned champ. The final scoring
will be a grand total of the points accumulated throughout the season for each racer. Since we all have lives and
since this series is just intended to have some good fun and should not be taken too seriously, we are only going
to total the scores from each Wolfpac racer’s top 12 scoring outings out of the 14 leg series. This means that if
you need a couple of bye weeks because you can’t make a particular leg, then you won’t be penalized in the
points race. Additionally, if you compete in all 14 legs but had a couple of bad weeks then no worries – those
weeks will be forgotten. The only exception is the Attendance Bonus points, as those will always be kept for
each leg – unless you gamble them away. So there is a potential 10 point bonus from attendance if you make all
14 legs. The points race a leader board will be updated regularly and the racer who has accumulated the most
series points at the conclusion of the season will be crowned the Wolfpac Racing Series Champion!
The idea of a fun racing series simply started with the idea of keeping a “LIST” of the fastest cars in the Central
Ohio LX Club. After further consideration, the Wolfpac Racing Series was developed instead in order to make
it fun and competitive for everybody involved, regardless of how fast each racer’s car is, by going with the dial-
in bracket style series. That being said, we are still going to keep track of the “WOLFPAC LIST” on the side
throughout the season! The list will rank the fastest times recorded by Wolfpac racers. You are only eligible to
challenge for a list spot with passes made during any of the 14 legs in the Wolfpac Racing Series… non-
sanctioned event passes will not count. So even if you are a first-timer out at a Wolfpac Racing Series leg, or if
you are far behind in the points standings, you can still have your name posted proudly on the “WOLFPAC
LIST” by putting down a fast time at any of the series events. This has nothing to do with dial-in bracket racing.
Rather, this is a ranking of pure speed. Please write your name on the time slip and note “Wolfpac List” on the
slip, to show that it is your submission is for “WOLFPAC LIST”. Remember to stay updated as the season
progresses if you get a new personal best. Now let the smack talk begin and let’s find out who the alpha wolf is.