SLUSH MOTORSPORTS FESTIVAL

FIREBIRD MOTORSPORTS PARK

ARIZONA - APRIL 27, 2024

SLUSH IS COMING TO ARIZONA!

Slush Motorsports Festival is excited for our inaugural event at Firebird Motorsports Park on April 27, 2024!  The day will feature our Massive Car Show, Drifting, Auto Cross, Drag Racing, Roll Racing, Burnouts and 2-Step Competition! There is going to be tons of seat time for drivers and lots of activities for spectators! 

Make sure you read ALL the drivers requirements on this page for complete rules. No previous track experience is necessary. Some ticket types will sell out quickly. We can't wait to see everyone! 

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Before attending SLUSH Motorsports Festival be sure to familiarize yourself with the driver & track policies. 

  • All Auto Cross participants are REQUIRED to attend the Drivers Meeting before they will be allowed on the track.  
  • Drivers must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Anyone who enters the racing surface as a driver must wear a helmet.  Helmets must be designed for car or street motorcycle use and must cover the ears and back of the neck area (ie, no “bowl” helmets).  Snell certified M- or S-2010 or newer helmets are recommended.
  • Passengers MUST be 14 years or older and have Minor Release Waiver signed by BOTH parents if under 18. The Minor Release Waiver MUST be signed with BOTH parents in attendance at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Pre-signed waivers turned into the tech department without both parents onsite will not be accepted. All passengers must wear a helemt.
  • ANY drivers/riders who exhibit overly aggressive or otherwise unsafe behavior will be subject to disciplinary action 
  • The speed limit in the pit area is 10 mph. 
  • The safety and worthiness of a vehicle is the driver’s responsibility. While there will be no formal tech inspection required, Wild Horse Pass/Slush management reserves the right to inspect any vehicle and require correction of issues of concern. 
  • Drivers should inspect thier vehicle to insure it meets the requirements, is in good general operating condition and is prepared for the additional stresses of track duty
  • Pickup trucks or other vehicles with higher GVW’s and/or high center of gravity are not allowed unless the suspension, wheels, tires and brakes have been upgraded to safely withstand the rigors of track use.  The approval of such vehicles will be made on a case by case basis. 
  • Drag Racing Vehicles are subject to NHRA rules for safety and competition at Firebird Motorsports Park.  AT A MIMIUMUM - Vehicles participating in Drag events must be able to pass all state highway safety requirements for the state in which the vehicle is registered and retain all OEM safety features. NHRA Rules for your specific type of vehicle can be found by clicking HERE.  

The following self vehicle inspection is required prior to Slush Motorsports activity. 

WHEELS & TIRES 

  • All 4 tires are in good condition, with adequate tread depth, are clear of damage and no more than 5 years old.
  • Tire Pressures are properly set
  • All lug nuts are present and torqued per spec
  • Hubcaps and trimmings are removed

STEERING & SUSPENSION

  • No play in wheel bearings
  • Minimal play in steering linkage

ENGINE

  • No fluid leaks on any kind
  • Hoses & belts are in good condition
  • Motor has adequate fluid levels

BRAKES

  • Adequate brake pad thickness
  • No cracks or high spots on rotors
  • Solid petal feel
  • Brake Lines are in good condition

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • Fully functioning seat belts in good condition (factory stock or better)
  • Functional headrest
  • Driver understands the additional risks of driving an open car/convertible without proper roll over protection
  • DOT or better helmet in good condition within expiration date per manufacturer recommendation

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Gas cap is secured
  • No exposed electrical wires
  • Vehicle is free of loose items (including trunk)
  • Battery is properly secured
  • Hoses and lines are securely fastened and routed properly
  • Vehicle Interior and exterior are free of sharp, exposed edges
  • All loose items must be removed from the passenger compartment and trunk. 
  • Tow hooks are not required. It is strongly advised that you insure that your vehicle has some form of towing point that will allow the vehicle to be towed without damage to chin spoilers, bumpers, radiators, etc. While we obviously try to be as careful as possible, PPIR/Slush/Towing Company will not be responsible for any damage that may occur in the event that your vehicle has to be towed from the racing surface.
  • Drag Racing Convertiables  - Drivers (and passengers) in ALL Convertibles must wear a Snell-certified helmet regardless of elapsed time. Convertibles must run with the top up, rear window required. T-tops vehicles may not run with T-tops removed or open. Sunroofs must be closed. All cars run with windows closed and doors unlocked.

       Hot Laps/Drifting Convertiables 

  • Convertibles MUST comply with the below requirements. No refunds will be issued if vehicle is found to be non-compliant. 
  • Convertibles MUST have occupant rollover protection installed immediately behind the driver’s seat with no (rear) seats between the drivers seat and the rollover protection.
  • Windshield only rollover protection is not sufficient.
  • Bolt on or retractable hardtop roofs are not sufficient.
  • T-Top or Targa tops are OK as long as there is a permanent B pillar.
  • OEM rollover protection is acceptable only if installed immediately behind the driver’s seat.
  • OEM “pop up” rollover protection is acceptable only if installed immediately behind the driver’s seat.
  • Permanent aftermarket rollover protection is acceptable subject to PPIR management approval.
    • As a general rule, all aftermarket rollover protection must meet or exceed SCCA Solo standards in order to be accepted by PPIR management.
  • Common convertibles with acceptable factory rollover protection:
    • Convertibles allowed to run on the road course without an additional 4-point roll bar. ▪ Audi TT, A4, S4, A5, S5 & R8 ▪ Aston Martin 1998-present ▪ Bentley Continental ▪ BMW Z4 & Z3, 3 series, 6 series, M series 1998-present ▪ Bugatti Veyron ▪ Corvette C8 Targa ▪ Ferrari 360, 430 & California ▪ Honda S2000 & NSX ▪ Lamborghini Gallardo, Murcielago, Diablo, LP560, LP640 roadsters, Performante ▪ Mazda Miata 2006‐present ▪ Mercedes S, SLK and CLK Convertible ▪ Mini & S ▪ Nissan 350/370Z ▪ Porsche Carrera GT, Boxster, Spider, 996 & 997 ▪ Volkswagen Eos & Beetle
    • For any cars not listed, but do have manufacturer roll over protection, please email Nick@ppir.com to find out if your car qualifies to run in our Hot Laps event.
  • Drivers must possess a currently valid driver’s license and be 18 years of age or older to drift.
  • You must attend the drivers meeting.
  • Driver must have minimum of -3- point safety harness.  
  • Vehicle must meet the technical requirements.
  • No custom tires- needs to be commercially available  
  • Passengers MUST be 14 years or older and have Minor Release Waiver signed by BOTH parents if under 18. The Minor Release Waiver MUST be signed with BOTH parents in attendance at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Pre-signed waivers turned into the tech department without both parents onsite will not be accepted. All passengers must wear a helemt.
  • Anyone who enters the racing surface as a driver or passenger must wear a helmet.  Helmets must be designed for car or street motorcycle use and must cover the ears and back of the neck area (ie, no “bowl” helmets).  DOT, Snell, and ECE helmets are all sufficient.
  • Drivers should wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Proper PPE clothing required.
  • As a general rule of thumb, Trucks, Vans, SUV’s and other vehicles with a high centre of gravity are not allowed to drift during events without prior approval from SLUSH Motorsports personnel. (There are exceptions for vehicles that have been lowered and modified for drift)
  • Convertible vehicles are allowed with proper rollover protection.
  • Tandems - Tandem cars must be equipped with at least a 4pt roll bar or better. All roll cage structures must be designed in an attempt to protect the occupants from any angle, 360 degrees. Roll cage must be based on a single Main Hoop. One continuous length of tubing with smooth bends and no evidence of crimping or wall failure. Seamless SAE 1020 or 1025, mild steel tubing (DOM) is the preferred material for construction. Roll cage must have x or double horizontal bars on both front doors for tandem.
  • All loose items must be removed from the vehicle
  • Keep all body parts inside the vehicle!
  • Drive with safety in mind. Be courteous of your fellow drivers.
  • If you spin out, regain traction, watch for drivers behind you.
  • Vehicles found to be leaking will be parked and MUST be fixed before returning on track. 
  • ANY drivers/riders who exhibit overly aggressive or otherwise unsafe behavior will be subject to disciplinary action 
  • The paddock speed limit is 10 mph
  • If you’ve gone off-track and are stuck, or are experiencing a mechanical issue and stopped out on track, stay in your car and wait for the track workers to arrive. (Unless it's on fire!)
  • Tow hooks are not required. It is strongly advised that you insure that your vehicle has some form of towing point that will allow the vehicle to be towed without damage to chin spoilers, bumpers, radiators, etc. While we obviously try to be as careful as possible, PPIR/Slush/Towing Company will not be responsible for any damage that may occur in the event that your vehicle has to be towed from the racing surface.

Drag/Roll Race Requirements

NHRA rules are the basic and minimum standard for safety and competition at Firebird Motorsports Park.  AT A MIMIUMUM - Vehicles participating in Drag events must be able to pass all state highway safety requirements for the state in which the vehicle is registered and retain all OEM safety features. NHRA Rules for your specific type of vehicle can be found by clicking HERE.  

MAKE SURE TO NOTE THE NEW 2024 NHRA RULE which takes affect on January 1st of 2024, a Head and Neck Restraint device will be required on all cars running over 150 mph, or covering the quarter-mile in less than 7.49 seconds. Previous rules require a neck collar for all vehicles running 9.99 and quicker, or 135 mph and faster.

All drivers and passengers must wear pants, closed toe shoes, and a shirt with sleeves. No shorts, tank tops, or sandles permitted for drivers or passengers. You must wear a Snell certified M- or S-2010 or newer helmet to run quicker than 14 seconds. DOT helmets are not acceptable. Also, FMV and other European certifications are not acceptable. No passengers in vehicles running quicker than 14 seconds. Passengers MUST be 14 years or older and have Minor Release Waiver signed by BOTH parents if under 18. The Minor Release Waiver MUST be signed with BOTH parents in attendance at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Pre-signed waivers turned into the tech department without both parents onsite will not be accepted.

Motorcycles - All motorcycle riders must have the motorcycle endorsement on their license.  Riders must wear a leather jacket, leather gloves and leather shoes/boots above the ankle. No tennis shoes permitted. Vinyl is NOT leather. Riders MUST wear FULL LEATHERS to run quicker than 10 seconds in the ¼ mile or 6.39 in the 1/8 mile. Must have helmet visors lowered in place when leaving the starting line. Failure to have the visor lowered will result in disqualification as determined by race director.

  • Vehicles NOT eligible to participate include, but are not limited to; go-karts, side-by-side off road vehicles, quads, and other UTVs.
  • Drag Racing Convertiables  - Drivers (and passengers) in ALL Convertibles must wear a Snell-certified helmet regardless of elapsed time. Convertibles must run with the top up, rear window required. T-tops vehicles may not run with T-tops removed or open. Sunroofs must be closed. All cars run with windows closed and doors unlocked. Convertibles quicker than 13.49 (*8.25 eighth-mile) and T-tops quicker than 11.49 (*7.35 eighth-mile) must meet Summit Racing Series roll-bar and roll-cage requirements. 
  • If your vehicle runs quicker than 10 seconds in the quarter mile or over 135 mph, or 6.39 in the 1/8 mile you must have a valid/current NHRA Competition license. See “nhraracer.com” website for procedures and application forms. NHRA Chassis Certification is mandatory on all entries 9.99 or quicker ¼ mile or 6.39 1/8 mile. See NHRA Rulebook or Tech Inspector for specifics.

  • Drag Race Procedures:

  • The pairings are determined by the staging director in the staging lanes. The director’s pairings are final: you will race whom you are paired with. You may race your friends by staging with your friends. Please alert the director you would like to be paired.

  • Stay with your vehicle in the staging lanes.

  • Engine cooling with ice or water is prohibited in the staging lanes.

  • The Break line is the line at the head of staging lanes. A race begins when a pair of vehicles are called to cross the break line onto the track surface.

  • When it’s time for you to pull forward and be positioned to race, it is extremely important to watch the track officials at all times. It gets very loud and you will be directed by hand gestures for the most part.

  • Once you have been paired up, be ready to go! The next track official to watch is at the water box. At this point the officials will be checking to make sure your seat belts are on, your windows are rolled up and after dark, your parking lights are on. Make sure your AC is OFF; the guy behind you doesn’t want to make a pass with condensation on the track left due to your AC. 

  • When signaled to do so, do a quick burn out. This will get rid of dirt on the tires and heat them up a little. You don’t need water from the water box for this; it is mainly for the racers running on slicks. Also you may not do a burn out past the starting line; you must have a NHRA license in order to do so. No burnouts in the staging lanes, or pit areas. No stationary burnouts-except in the water box. Power burnouts across the starting line are not allowed unless; a. directed by a track official, b. open wheel cars, c. cars faster than 7.50. No backing up on the starting apron without permission from a track official. However, one (1) backup is allowed to all competitors for the purpose of repositioning their vehicle on the starting pad. BACKING INTO STAGE BEAMS IS PROHIBITED.

  • Now you are ready to stage! Slowly pull your car toward the beams. We have orange cones on both sides of the lanes to assist you with staging. That is where the staging beams are located. When you get close to your cone, slowly go forward until the top set of yellow lights come on (pre-stage). Now, inch forward until the second set of yellow lights come on (staged!). There is not a big rush for you to stage, take your time! 

  • Auto Start will be used in all classes. Movement of a “staged” vehicle after the tree is activated, will result in a red light foul.

  • Concentrate on the yellow light just above the green. Go when the last yellow comes on for the best reaction time. If you leave too soon, you will red light. (.000 is a perfect reaction time)
  • DO NOT give it 100% your first time, feel the track out. If you get massive wheel spin or something just doesn’t “feel” right, by all means get off it! There will be other runs!
  • Stay in your lane at all costs.
  • The scoreboards mark the 1/4 mile finish line, along with bright orange cones on the wall. 
  • THE LEFT LANE AT WILD HORSE PASS HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY WHEN EXITING THE TRACK. Do not exit the track before the left lane driver. If you smoked him, congratulations, now wait for him to catch up and exit first. With that being said, use common sense when you exit the track. Always keep safety in mind. 
  • Drive down the return road, stop and get your ET slip. Once you’re back at your pit, read your slip. Watch for pedestrians walking around go slowly. The speed limit off the strip is 10 MPH at Wild Horse Pass.
  • In case of a car malfunction after leaving the starting line please move your vehicle out of the groove and towards the wall. You could be leaking and by moving over you will save valuable time in clean up procedure.

  • Roll Racing Format - Both drivers will proceed down track through the starting zone. The driver in the left lane is the “Pace Car”. The driver in the right lane will make every attempt to keep his/her bumper even with the bumper of the car in the left lane, with a target speed of 20-30 mph to start the race. The driver in the left lane will set the pace and make every attempt to keep their vehicle under 30 mph until they get the green light, which indicates the start of the race. This is when both drivers can go full throttle. 

  • Shut Down, Speed Limits, and Safety: Once you pass the finish line, you must slow down quickly by applying the brake. Staff will be looking for brake lights immediately after crossing the finish line of the Drag Strip. Failing to slow down may result in ejection from the event. 

  • Motorsports activities may be dangerous and all persons entering the venue agree to accept all liabilities and the risk of bodily harm and death in connection with motorsports activities, whether as a participant, official, worker, contractor, employee or spectator. 
  • No fighting, vandalism, filthy language or theft. Any action or behavior deemed detrimental by FMSP towards FMSP, competitor will result in disciplinary action and/or suspension.
  • No selling or soliciting on the grounds without permission from management.
  • Dispose of litter in designated barrels. Waste oil should be put in totes provided for this purpose and is typically located at the south end of upper pit Lake Grandstands. Please keep the grounds clean.
  • Pets are allowed as long as they are well behaved and on a leash. Pets are a part of our family and this is a family friendly facility.
  • NO GLASS BOTTLES ALLOWED INSIDE THE FACILITY
  • No outside food or beverages may be brought into the Motorsports Park. Examples include a sandwich, crackers, chips OR fruit.
  • You may bring in one 32-ounce sealed bottle of water per person.
  • No smoking or vaping is permitted in the grandstands at any point.
  • Lost & found items will be located at the Information Booth

  • All vehicles and trailers shall park in designated areas. We are not responsible for theft or vandalism.  

  • What items are prohibited inside the gates?

  • Alcoholic beverages (not permitted to enter or exit the gates)
  • Backpacks or any bag larger than 18″ x 18″ x 6″
  • Balloons and beach balls
  • Coolers – we allow soft sided coolers into the track, however, they must fit under the seat
  • Drones or any type of radio controlled flying device
  • Fireworks
  • Folding chairs
  • Glass or can containers
  • Grills
  • Golf carts, hover boards, quads, UTVs, SxS, scooters, skateboards, Segways, dirt bikes or any other similar personal transportation devices (including licensed vehicles that may be street legal)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Noisemakers or horns
  • Pets (except for service animals)
  • Scaffolds
  • Stadium seats wider than 18 inches or with arms
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any items which pose a safety hazard or can diminish the enjoyment of the event by other guests.
  • Apparel with obscene or offensive printing   
  • Check back for complete maps and details before the event.
  • Drift/Hot Laps/Drag Car Parking - Driver Rigs will be allowed ONE TRUCK AND TRAILER. Your rig should fit into a 20x40 space. Rigs that are larger than this need to make special arrangements. (Email: stacy@slushmotorsports.com for help with large rigs.) Additional support cars, crew and other vehciles MUST park in the GA lot. You will be issued a parking tag that MUST be displayed on both your vehcile and trailer. Vehciles found to be breaking this rule may be towed. 
  • Car Show Parking - Due to the limited space in the Paddock, show cars that are trailored will need to be unloaded in the trailer parking area located GA parking. Trailers may be left in this area. Show Cars on trailers will not be allowed to drop off inside the infield. Please take note of the venue parking map above. 
  • DO NOT BLOCK DRIVING AISLES. If your vehcile is found to be parked poorly it will be tagged for towing with a time stamp. 
  • Motorized pit vehicles. Due to insurance regulations, all pit vehicles must be driven by state licensed drivers. No one under the age of 16 allowed to operate pit vehicles including mini-bikes, ATV’s, golf carts or related vehicles. Reckless driving will not be tolerated. These type vehicles must be operated in a safe manner at all times as mandated by the Insurance Company. These vehicles are the number one casualty claims at race tracks across the country.. 

Firebird Motorsports Park 20000 S Maricopa Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226

  • We strongly suggest that guests under 18 years of age attending a SLUSH event are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Drivers must be 18 or older. Passengers MUST be 14 years or older and have Minor Release Waiver signed by BOTH parents if under 18. The Minor Release Waiver MUST be signed with BOTH parents in attendance at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Pre-signed waivers turned into the tech department without both parents onsite will not be accepted. All passengers must wear a helmet.

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