Conference Finals Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to be on a team to attend the Conference Finals?
A: Yes, the event is a team-based event, so all participants must be part of a team to compete.

Q: How many races do I have to run at my local track to be eligible for its team?
A: NHRA requires a minimum of one race. However, each track determines the structure of/requirements for its team, so tracks may require more than the one race and/or have other guidelines for joining their teams. Contact your NHRA member track for details on its requirements.

Q: How do I register for the Conference Finals?
A: Conference Finals registration is done online through the host tracks, Osage Tulsa Raceway Park and Bristol Dragway. A link to the online registration site is sent to all member tracks in May, so contact your local track for the link.

Q: Can I race at both Conference Finals events?
A: Yes, but you must qualify for a team for each event.

Q: Can I renew my competition license at the Conference Finals?
A: No. Due to the requirement of a doctor’s signature on participant licensing forms, no membership/participant cards may be renewed at the Conference Finals. Therefore, racers whose participant cards have expired or will expire prior to the start of the events must renew before heading to Tulsa, Okla., or Bristol, Tenn. All racers must have a current license to compete. You can download the forms on and/or contact the National Field Office at 626-914-4761 to apply for or renew a license.

Q: Can I make licensing runs during the Conference Finals?
A: No.

Q: Will 5 year olds be allowed to make exhibition runs during the Conference Finals?
A: Yes, if time permits. However, these runs cannot be guaranteed.

Q: I recently celebrated a birthday -- which age group will I be in at the Conference Finals?
A: Racers can compete in the age group that matches his or her age on Jan. 1 of the year in which the event is taking place OR his or her age on the first day of the event. No driver may participate at this event who is younger than 6 years old at the time of the event or whose 18th birthday was prior to Jan. 1 of the year in which this event is being held. All drivers must adhere to the e.t. limit outlined in the NHRA Rulebook for the category in which they are competing: Racers running in the 6-9 age group must dial 11.90 or slower (those under 8 restricted to 13.90; 8 and above restricted to 11.90); racers running in the 10, 11, and 12 age groups must dial 8.90 and slower; and racers running in the 13, 14, 15, and 16-17 age groups must dial 7.90 or slower.