THE CALIFORNIA AIRSTRIP ATTACK 

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What: ½ Mile Side by Side Racing Event and Trap Speed Competition.

When: October 28th-29th. Gates open at 7AM. Mandatory drivers meeting at 8:00AM.

Where: The New Coalinga Municipal Airport.  27500 West Phelps. Coalinga, CA.

Shift-S3ctor is excited to announce that our California Airstrip Attack will be October 28th and 29th at the New Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California. This will be a 1/2 mile, side by side racing event and trap speed competition. Both automobiles and motorcycles are permitted.

*For those requesting media access, please fill out the application at www.shift-s3ctor.com/media-application*

The Breakdown:

Saturday, October 28th  – Open runs + Trap Speed Trophy Competition (Day 1)

On Saturday, the day is open: run whoever you want or go solo for trap speed. For those that choose to compete for the trophy competition (this must be selected at the time of online registration), we will present trophies to the 1st and 2nd place trap speeds in the categories below. (For tech inspection and qualifying requirements, see below). The fastest 1st and 2nd place trap speed MPH in the following categories will receive trophies. *The cut-off time for the trap speed competition is 4:00pm, regular racing continues until 5:00pm*

Competition Classes:

6-Speed Unlimited by Speed Society: Manual shifting with clutch, no sequential/dog box transmissions.

Exotic Shootout by Fast Intentions: Vehicle cost $150k+ MSRP when new, bolt-on modifications or less, no aftermarket power adders (Turbo/Supercharger/Nitrous). Forced Induction vehicles must retain factory superchargers (porting is OK) or factory turbocharger housings (impeller upgrade is OK).

AWD Unlimited by Extreme Turbo Systems: Four Wheel Drivetrain

2WD Unlimited by Corsa Exhaust: Two Wheel Drivetrain

Naturally Aspirated: No power adders (Turbo/Supercharger/Nitrous/Electric)

BMW/AMG by Burger Motorsports: Any BMW M car or Mercedes AMG with BMW/AMG powerplant

Sedan Shootout: Requires four full doors

Corvette Shootout by Cunningham Motorsports: Corvettes only.

Motorcycle: Motorcycles

Sunday, October 29th  – Open runs + Trap Speed Trophy Competition (Day 2)

On Sunday, the day will be identical to Saturday. For the trophy competition, Day 2 starts with a clean slate. Trap Speeds from Saturday do not apply to Sunday as far as the Trophy Competition is concerned. The day is open: run whoever you want or go solo for trap speed. For those that choose to compete for the trophy competition (this must be selected at the time of online registration), we will present trophies to the 1st and 2nd place trap speeds in the categories below. (For tech inspection and qualifying requirements, see below).*The cut-off time for the trap speed competition is 4:00pm, regular racing continues until 5:00pm*

Competition classes: Same as above.

Who Can Come:

Drivers: The event is open to all types of cars and all horsepower levels. Each registered driver may bring up to 2 guests/crew free of charge.

Spectators: All others who wish to spectate must purchase spectator tickets available here on our website. We are only selling a limited number per day in order to meet our capacity requirements. We will also be selling tickets at the gate subject to availability. Once we reach capacity, we will not let anyone else in. We highly suggest purchasing tickets in advance. Spectators who purchase tickets are required to print out their emailed ticket.

WHAT TO BRING:

STANDARD DRIVERS:

  • It is mandatory to bring a helmet (Snell 2000+)
  • Each participant is required to completely fill out and sign a waiver/self tech form to submitted upon arrival at the event
  • All vehicles attempting to go over 180MPH are required to do 2 solo passes at 180MPH, observed by tech staff, to ensure safety and stability. Only after will they be approved to go 180+mph.
  • All vehicles that run over 190MPH require a mounted fire extinguisher, 4-point roll cage, and fire suit/jacket. Failure to maintain these requirements will result in immediate removal from the event.
  • We recommend additional safety equipment FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS including but not limited to: Roll bar or full cage, fire suit and clothing/gloves, fire suppression system, hans or similar type of restraint for neck protection, arm restraints or window net
  • We recommend additional safety equipment FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS including but not limited to: Roll bar or full cage, fire suit and clothing/gloves, fire suppression system, hans or similar type of restraint for neck protection, arm restraints or window net
  • You are responsible for ensuring the safety and capabilities of your car at this event
  • All convertibles require roll over protection: either factory or an aftermarket roll bar

 

LICENSING/TECH RULES (AUTO):

CARS EXCEEDING 180+MPH:

It is required that all cars aiming to trap over 180+ go through our own independent tech inspection in addition to filling out your self tech form. This will occur on grid either before your first run or before your second run.

To be licensed to go 180+mph, each driver must do two solo passes (one in each lane) between 170mph and 180 mph. This is to ensure that you can do a safe pass at that speed as observed by our staff. Once we see you have accomplished two safe passes, we will issue you a wristband licensing you to go over 180+mph.

Qualifying for a license on Saturday will be good for both days of the event.
Licenses issued in our records to drivers at any previous Shift-S3ctor events will carry over. You do not need to go through licensing again if you already did at the last event, your car will still need to pass tech inspection. At our discretion, we may issue provisional licenses for certain individuals we have seen at past events accomplish these requirements already.

If you exceed 180MPH with a car that has not been through our tech inspection and/or you are not licensed to go over 180MPH, you will be restricted to sub 180MPH. If you continue to go beyond that, you will be removed from the event without refund.

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

Clothing and Gear:

  • Helmets must be full face, rated Snell M2005 or newer, with appropriate stickers. Shell, liner, and strap must be in sound condition. Shatterproof shields required with adequate visibility.
  • Full leather racing suits are required. Leather gloves must be worn with no rips, tears, or openings other than breathing holes. Leather motorcycle boots must be worn and must cover higher than the ankle.

Equipment:

  • Tires rated for top speed of motorcycle.
  • Brakes, both front and rear, must be fully functional and in proper working order.
  • Requirements over 180 MPH
    • Steering Stabilizer for speeds over 180mph (factory or aftermarket).
    • Engine Kill Switch: Lanyard-style kill switch that kills all power in the event of a rider falling off.
    • Breather Hoses: Crankcase breather hoses must run into a catch tank or into the air box.
    • Chains and Chain guard: Drive chains must have master link clip safety wired or silicone. Metal chain guard is required.

Event Sponsorship:

We have limited sponsor spots, and it is first come first serve.  Please email jason@shift-s3ctor.com with questions, concerns, or to reserve your spot.

Media:

NO DRONES ARE PERMITTED. No exceptions.This is mandated by the FAA and carries with it a $10,000 fine to the owner/operator of any drones on or surrounding active airport premises.

Media must be on our guest list as well to gain access to Airstrip Attack. We require all media to fill out our media waiver and rights form. You will need to check in at the Media tent to acquire your media vest and badge first thing in the morning. WE DO NOT ALLOW SALES OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT OUR EVENT.

To request media credentials for the event, please submit a media application found by clicking HERE.

Hotel and Lodging:

Primary Hotel:
Harris Ranch Inn
Address: 24505 W Dorris Ave, Coalinga, CA 93210
Phone: (559)935-0717

Rain Policy:

The event will proceed  rain or shine and will run based on the safety of conditions.

Refund Policy:

There is a NO REFUND policy. Credit toward a future event may be requested at least 14 days prior to the event.

Catastrophe or part failure at the event will not result in refund or credit.

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NOTE – If you wish to compete for a trophy either day, you must register as a Trophy Competitor.

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PRICING AND REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION AND SPECTATOR TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th. 10am PST.

DRIVER
SINGLE DAY $250
BOTH DAYS $450
TROPHY COMPETITOR ADDITIONAL $30 PER DAY
SPECTATOR
SINGLE DAY $20 PRESALE. $25 at gate
BOTH DAYS $30 PRESALE

*Saturday driver spots are sold out. Sign up for Sunday or join the waitlist at www.shift-s3ctor.com/waitlist

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