Real Street Eliminator XVII
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The CAR CRAFT Real Street Eliminator"! XVII- July 22-24, 2011

The Premier Pro Touring and G Machine Event at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds


Real Street Eliminator (RSE) 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 plus the all-new Viper and Corvette class to compete at the nationals. If you are selected, you will receive an invitation to the Car Craft 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 Mobile1 Car Craft Launch Box, the QA1 autocross course, 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

-Treadwear 200 rule applies


Class 1: '55-'81 American two-wheel-drive vehicles

Class 2: '82-and-newer American two-wheel-drive vehicles

Class 3:  Viper and Corvette class


To enter: Log onto 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 22-24, 2011.   Deadline for entries is July, 1, 2011. 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.




RSE Participant Schedule*

Lucas Oil Products/E3  Dyno Challenge

Friday 8-10 am

Sat 8-10 am

Sun 8-10 am


QA1 Autocross

Friday 11am - 5pm

Sat 11am - 4pm

Sun 9:30am - 12:00pm


Mobile1 Car Craft Launch Box

Friday 11am - 5pm

Sat 11am - 4pm

Sun 9:30am - 12:00pm


*Each participant must display the RSE windshield banner and participate during any of the posted times. Times subject to change.


Launch Box Specs

150 feet total

25 feet box

12 feet wide

Standing start

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 stay inside the cone box (per SCCA rules) tires over either line is a DNF.  Cars outside of the cone box will receive a DNF.


To compete, you must make a competitive pass in any one of the three events by Noon on Saturday or you will be replaced with an alternate competitor.