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Spectator Questions
Any questions that you do not see below, please email to: jason@mbpevents.com

 
Can I buy my tickets at the gate?
Yes, tickets are available at the gate.
 
Is there a live feed?
Yes!  The event will be live streamed in HD on SpeedVideo.com
 
Is there a charge for general spectator parking?
No, there is not. General spectator parking on the north side of the track is free, and there is plenty of parking available on the north side of the track. These parking lots are for passenger cars, trucks, SUV's and vans only. Oversized vehicles such as: motor homes, campers, trailers of any kind, big trucks, busses, etc are not permitted in these parking lots for any reason. All Campers and Motor Homes must pre-register in advance, click on camping button at the top of this site for more info.
 
Should I come Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, or Sun?
You are welcome to choose which days you want to come to WCF. We will be open for WCF testing on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, there will be two qualifying sessions for all classes (You will get to see everyone run twice). On Saturday, there will be two more qualifying sessions for all classes (You will get to see everyone run two more times). Sunday will be eliminations in all classes (the best of the best), plus the car show, live DJ, and the bikini contest. Anyone arriving on Wednesday or Thursday must purchase a Full Event weekend pass. Click on schedule button at top of site for more info.
 
How much does it cost to attend?
Fees are $25 (1-Day wristband), or you a Full Event Pass for $60 (Good for 3 or more days). Click on admission button at top of site for more info.
 
Does my admission ticket include pit access?
Yes, all tickets include a pit pass for you to walk around and enjoy the race cars, car show, bikini contest, vendor midway, and other activities.
 
Is there food at the WCF?
Yes, the WCF event has plenty of great food and beverage vendors all weekend. You are welcome to bring your own, but we will have breakfast in the mornings before switching over to lunch and dinner.
 
Can I bring a golf cart, ATV, or pit bike?
No, spectators are not permitted to bring golf carts, ATVs or pit bikes to WCF. This is strictly enforced! Leave them at home, as you will not be permitted to bring them into the facility or the parking areas.
 
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, you may bring your dogs, but at an event of this size we suggest you leave your pooch at home as he/she will be more comfortable. All dogs must be leashed at all times and show no aggression or you will be asked to leave. You must also pick up your dog's waste and dispose in a trash can please.
 
Where can I get ice for my cooler?
Bags of ice can be purchased at the souvenir stand on the pit side.
 
Are there restrooms?
Yes, and we have to brag that MDIR has the nicest restrooms of any track in the country on the pit side. There are new modern restrooms with infrared sensors, tile walls, and tile floors. The restrooms also have attendants all day that keep them super clean! They even have A/C, heat, and satellite radio. We will also have port-o-lets on the North side of the track and throughout the property.
 
Where do we watch the racing from?
MDIR has high rise aluminum bleachers, so grab a seat and check out all the action! The North side of the track also has brand new bleachers that are elevated and holds more spectators. Chairs, umbrellas, tents, or seat backs are not permitted in the bleachers at WCF as they take up too much room or block visibility for other spectators. A simple seat cushion is permitted.
 
Is there a handicap viewing area in the bleachers?
Yes, both sides of the track has a handicap viewing area.
 
What size cooler can I bring?
The maximum size cooler is 14" in length and must sit by your feet so it does not take any room up from other spectators. No glass bottles allowed. A maximum of one six pack per person is permitted. No liquor is permitted.
 
Is there an ATM on site?
Yes, there is an ATM on both sides of the track.
 
Is there a First Aid Station?
Yes, the first aid station is located by the scales on the pit side. If you need immediate assistance be sure to inform a track official and a first aid responder will come to you.
 
Is there a Lost & Found?
Yes, come to race control for lost & found.
 
If there is rain in the forecast, where do we get updates?
Call 301-884-RACE for race updates on the hotline or visit the Maryland International Raceway or WCF website.
 
What airports are close to MDIR?
The closest airport is Regan National Airport (DCA) which is located about 1 hour away from the track. The next closest airport is Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) which is located about 1.5 hours away from the track. Click on track info button at top of site for more info.
 

 

 

 

Spectator Camping Questions
Any questions that you do not see below, please email to: chris@mbpevents.com

 
Is camping allowed?

Yes, camping is allowed in the RV Camping Village only. Spectators must call the office at 240-349-2538 to register in advance. You cannot show up and buy a camping site at the event. Camping in the spectator parking lots is not permitted. Once the spectator Camper Village is full, then there is no other room for campers. All spectators that are camping in the RV Camper Village must purchase a full event pass for $60 each. Click on camping button at top of site for more info.

 
Are there any hook-ups in the Camper Village?
No, there are no hook-ups in the camping village. Click on camping button at top of site for more info.
 
When can I arrive to park my Camper in the RV Camping Village?
You can arrive Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to park your camper during event hours. We strongly advise that you arrive Wednesday-Friday. Everyone arriving in campers must buy a Full Event Pass for $60. Click on camping button at top of site for more info.
 
Is there a sewage dumping station on the property for my Camper?
Yes, there is a sewage dump station on the North side of the track. We also have a "Honey Wagon" that will be coming through the facility that charges $40 to empty your sewage tank and $25 to top off your water tank. They will come through the Camper Village on Saturday and Sunday and they can hookup to your RV / Camper where you are parked at and empty your tanks so you don't have to move your camper. Click on camping button at top of site for more info.
 
Can I bring a golf cart, ATV, or pit bike?
No, spectators are not permitted to bring golf carts, ATVs or pit bikes to MDIR. This is strictly enforced! Leave them at home, as you will not be permitted to bring them into the facility or the parking areas.
 

 

 

 

Racer Questions
Any questions that you do not see below, please email to: jason@mbpevents.com

 
When do I need to arrive at the racetrack?
All racers must arrive on Wednesday or Thursday to come in and park their trailers. Racers are not permitted to arrive on Friday or Saturday as there is too much spectator traffic. Be sure to arrive before the gates close each night or you will need to wait in line until the next morning. Anyone arriving before Wednesday morning will need to park and wait in line until Wednesday morning at 8am when the gates open. Click on schedule button at top of site for more info.
 
Does my tech card include admission?
Yes, all tech cards include 1 Full Event pass for the driver. All crewmembers, family, and friends must purchase admission separately.
 
When is tech inspection?
Tech inspection will be held on Thursday only for the event from 11am-9pm. There will be no tech inspection on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday as our tech inspectors will be at the scales, the staging lanes, on the starting line, at the top end, and in the pit area performing tear downs. All racers must arrive on Wednesday or Thursday and go through tech inspection on Thursday to be allowed to compete at WCF.
 

Can racers camp at the track?

Yes, racers are permitted to camp in the pit area. All crew members must purchase a full event pass to camp at the track. Racers that are towing their trailer with a motor home do not need to pay extra as it comes with your tech card. We strongly advise that you tow your trailer with a motor home if you have one to save room. If you have a truck and trailer and you also have a motor home, you can pay $100 for the extra motor home and park it in front of your race car. Pit space is extremely tight, and your motor home must fit in your pit space (beside your truck and in front of your racecar) since there are no other areas to park your motor home.

 
Is there a sewage dumping station on the property for my Camper?

Yes, there is a sewage dump station on the North side of the track. We also have a "Honey Wagon" that will be coming through the facility that charges $40 to empty your sewage tank and $25 to top off your water tank. They will come through the pit area on Saturday and Sunday and they can hookup to your RV / Camper where you are parked at and empty your tanks so you don't have to move your camper.

 
Do I have to run certain decals on my car to race at WCF?
Yes, all cars entered in the race must have the Haltech title sponsor decals on each side of your car plus your class sponsor decals on each side of your car to be able to compete. Sponsor decals must be visible on both sides of your car. They are supporting your class and the event. These decals are available free of charge at tech inspection.
 
Are there any Index or ET Bracket classes at WCF?
There are no Index or ET Bracket classes at WCF any longer. The event is now dedicated to Heads-Up racers only to ensure more track time for the Heads-Up racers that travel to WCF from all over the country plus other countries as well. This change will also free up more room in the pit area for our Heads-Up racers.
 
Do you have tanks to dump used motor oil?
Yes, we have oil tanks in different locations on the pit side for you to dump your used motor oil in.
 
Can I leave my car and trailer at the track each night?
Yes, all racers leave their cars and trailers in the pit area each night. We also have security and state police on the grounds each night.
 
I am racing, do I need to wait in line again in the morning when I come back to the track from the hotel?
MDIR will have a separate green gate open for racers and crew that already have their full event armbands. This green gate is located by the "S" turn on the north side of the track. In order to use the green gate entrance everyone in the vehicle must have a full event armband and the vehicle needs a pit access sticker or a pit-side parking pass. If one person does not have a full event armband then everyone must wait in the normal line. The green gate entrance will be open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning from 7am-9am. We strongly encourage all racers that are going back to a hotel to arrive back at MDIR by 7am each morning to avoid getting caught in spectator traffic that will make you late for your runs.
 
Is the race 1/4 mile or 1/8 mile?
The WCF event always has been and always will be run on the full 1/4 mile.
 
Do I need to verify my car number?
Yes, please verify your car number on your time slip is correct each pass you make, if it is incorrect notify the tower immediately.
 
Do I have to qualify Friday and Saturday?
You will need to qualify one day or both days. You do not have to qualify both days, but it increases your chance to make the 32 car field of your class if you do.
 
Can I bring a golf cart or pit bike?
Only one golf cart or pit bike is permitted per racer. The golf cart or pit bike must be inside your trailer or the back of your truck that is towing the trailer when you arrive. It cannot be brought in by someone else at another time. Spectators are not permitted to bring golf carts or pit bikes into MDIR for any reason.
 
Can I have a golf cart delivered to the racetrack?
No, golf carts cannot be delivered to the racetrack. If you are racing and need to rent a golf cart you must pick it up at the place you are renting it from and put it in your trailer. Remember, only 1 per racer.
 
How is racer parking handled?
All racers must arrive on Wednesday or Thursday for WCF. There will be some reserved pit spaces for teams that have done special promotions for WCF. All other areas will be first come, first serve. We have a team of racer parkers that will be parking racers on Wednesday and Thursday only.
 
Can I park my race car beside my friend's race car?
Our racer parking team will do their best to assist you with this, as we know it is important to you. If you want to be parked beside your friend, the best thing to do is to get in line at the same time so you are close to each other and let the racer parkers know so they can assist you. That is the best way to get parked beside your friend or team. It is much harder to get parked beside each other if you arrive at different times, but our team will try their best. Saving spots for another racer is not permitted.
 
Can I test my car on Wednesday or Thursday?
Yes, we will have an Early Bird Test Session on Wednesday from 11am-6pm for $125 per car. We will also have an Early Bird Test Session on Thursday from 11am-6pm for $125 per car. These test sessions are only open to cars competing in the WCF and the track will be prepped the full 1/4 mile. All classes will be run on a rotation for this test session, so make sure you listen for your call. This test session does not count towards qualifying, it is just a test session. Click on schedule button at top of site for more info.
 
Can I show up on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and enter the race?
No, you must be at the track on Wednesday or Thursday to get parked and get teched in on Thursday so you can qualify on Friday and Saturday. Click on schedule button at top of site for more info.
 
Can I enter multiple classes with my car?
No, you cannot enter multiple classes with the same car. A driver is permitted however to drive more than one car in different classes though.
 
What is the run order?
The World Cup Finals runs a consistent run order each day of the event. See the WCF run order below:

All Motor
True Street
Super Street
Outlaw vs. Extreme
Radial vs. Modified
X275 vs. Hot Rod
Street Fighter
Wild Street
 
 
I am coming from another country and need an invite letter for my government in order to leave my country and compete at WCF. Who do I contact?
Send an email to jason@mbpevents.com and he will be happy to assist you. We provide these each year to racers that request them. Be sure to include your full name, country you are representing, year and make car, and your address with your email request.
 
How can I find out if I qualified, and where are the ladders?
Qualifying Sheets and Ladders will be posted in Race Control. Check them out after each qualifying session to see what position you are in.
 
Is Autostart being used for the timing system?
Yes. it is. We use the Compulink timing system at MDIR and Autostart is in effect. The "timeout" for all classes is set at 7 seconds.
 
Where do I pick up purse money?
All purses will be paid in Race Control (Suite 101) in the Control Tower by the starting line.
 
Where can I get air and water for my car?
Air and water are available in two locations. The first one is located beside the white maintenance building in the middle of the pit area, and the second one is located by the VP fuel station.
 
Where can I get ice?
Bags of ice can be purchased at the souvenir stand on the pit side. Please make sure that you remove the ice before going down the racetrack and remove all water from your intake.
 
Does MDIR sell race fuel?
Yes, MDIR sells a wide variety of quality VP Race Fuels. Some are sold in 5 gallon containers, and others are sold right at the pump where we can fill directly into your car.
 
Does MDIR sell Nitrous Oxide?
Yes, nitrous oxide is available for purchase at the souvenir stand. Bring your bottles by for a refill.
 
Does MDIR sell CO2?
Yes, CO2 is available for purchase at the souvenir stand. Bring your bottles by for a refill.
 
Do I need a diaper or a belly pan on my car to race?
Yes, all cars must have an engine diaper or belly pan to race (except for Domestics in the All Motor class). We want to make sure that we keep the race going for our fans and these devices greatly reduce down time.
 
If I am racing and have a problem on the track, what should I do?
Pull over and stop as soon as possible, you never know if your car is smoking or leaking fluids! Pull over and stop immediately. This will shorten clean-up time and allow officials to get the track back up and going as soon as possible.
 
Where can I find hotels?
We have many great hotels located only 15-20 minutes from the racetrack. Click on Hotels button at top of site to see listing.
 
What airports are close to MDIR?
The closest airport is Regan National Airport (DCA) which is located about 1 hour away from the track. The next closest airport is Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) which is located about 1.5 hours away from the track. Click on track info button at top of site for more info.
 
How can I better hear the PA system?
Tune your radio to 89.9 FM to hear important announcements from anywhere on the track property.
 
If I do not qualify in a "Heads-Up" class, am I done racing?
No, you are not done racing. WCF will have a "Second Chance Race" sponsored by Ostar Motorsports for cars that did not qualify. This Ostar Motorsports "Second Chance Race" will be run on an ET Bracket Racing format with a 10.99 minimum dial-in and will pay $1,000 to the winner, $250 to runner-up, $100 to the semis, $50 to the 1/4 finals, and $25 to 1/8 finals! The Ostar Motorsports "Second Chance Race" will start on Sunday after 2nd round of competition while the Heads-Up cars are cooling down between rounds.
 
If I lose in a “Heads-Up” class, am I done racing for the day?
Yes, unless you are driving another car in another class.
 
Do I need to stop at the scales after each run?
Yes, all heads-up racers are required to stop at the scales after each run to either get weighed, perform a fuel check or some other form of inspection. If you pass the scales or do not go to the scales because you forgot, your run will be disqualified. True bye runs or broke bye runs do not have to go to the scales. In the event of a winning car that crashes during the pass, the event director will decide if the car needs to go to the scales or not.
 
How are cars paired in the "Heads-Up" classes?
All Heads-Up classes will be paired on 32-Car field pro ladders.
 
When is qualifying for the Heads-Up classes?
There will be 2 qualifying sessions on Friday, and there will be 2 more qualifying sessions on Saturday for a total of 4 qualifying sessions.
 
When is eliminations for the Heads-Up classes?
Eliminations will be held at 10am on Sunday morning so get to the track early. The green gate will be open from 7am-9am on Sunday morning for racers. Make sure you give yourself enough time to get into the track, get your car ready, and be paired on the ladder before eliminations.
 
What is the reinstatement rule policy?

If a winning car bypasses or is disqualified at the scales, and the losing car crosses the scales and passes tech, then the losing car advances to the next round. Before the losing car is reinstated, he/she must go to the tower immediately (within 15 minutes of the time printed on your time slip) to notify the tower officials of the change so it can be verified and we can notify the team that you are racing in the next round. If the tower has not been notified within 15 minutes of the time printed on your time slip, then the losing car will not be reinstated.

 
If you think someone in your class is cheating, what should you do?
We inspect cars during tech inspection, plus we do surprise inspections in the staging lanes and at the scales. However, there are times that we can miss something as we are only human. If you suspect someone is not legal according to the rules, you will need to notify a tech official immediately. Do not worry, we are very discreet. Let us know as soon as possible. Do not wait until you have been eliminated before you notify an official. The best time to catch a racer is during qualifying or before eliminations so we can adjust the ladder if they are not legal. Any racer that is caught maliciously and deliberately cheating will face a two year suspension and must pay a $2,000 fine before returning to WCF. The World Cup Finals has special techs and equipment to police the rules. We are also equipped with a P&G meter (to check cubic inch size), Borescope with LCD screen, fuel testers, nitrous pin gauges, digital calipers, dial calipers, and other equipment to enforce the WCF rules. Read the rules carefully and make sure you are legal.
 
Is there a minimum ET to enter a Heads-Up class?
Yes, there are minimum ET's a car must run in order to be eligible to run a class at WCF. Click Here To View Minimum ET Policy
 

 

 

 

Car Show Questions
Any questions that you do not see below, please email to: chris@mbpevents.com

 
Can I buy my car show entry at the gate? 
No, you cannot. The Car Show is limited to the first 100 cars that pre-register for the event. All 100 pre-registered car show entries will have their spot reserved on asphalt on Sunday. Click on care show button at top of site for more info.
 
What day is the car show? 
The car show is held on Sunday. So arrive early and let her shine on Sunday! Click on camping button at top of site for more info.
 
Where do I park at? 
We will have track officials that will direct you to your parking spot in the car show.
 
Where do I go after I park my car in the car show? 
After your vehicle is parked, you will need to bring your pre-registration form to the stage. The stage is located behind the Control Tower by the winner's circle.
 
How many trophies are there for the car show and any cash prizes? 
We have 60 trophies plus $600 in cash prizes! Some trophies are as tall as 4' and 3' tall. It is an impressive display of trophies. Click on care show button at top of site for more info.
 
When should I arrive for the car show? 
Parking for the car show is from 8am-11am. It is best to arrive as early as possible at the event. Car show parking will end at 11am sharp. Click on care show button at top of site for more info.
 
When are the car show awards? 
The car show awards will be held right after the bikini contest. The car show awards will be held at 4pm. Jessica Barton will be hosting the car show awards on stage and will be presenting you with your trophy.
 

 

 

 

Media Questions
Any questions that you do not see below, please email to: chris@mbpevents.com

 
How do I go about getting press credentials? 
Send media credentials requests to Chris Miller (Press/Media Director) at chris@mbpevents.com
 
Who is permitted to receive press credentials? 
We receive hundreds of press credentials requests each year, and we cannot accept them all. We need to make sure that we have adequate space on the starting line and other restricted areas for our main stream media to do their job. If we allowed everyone to have press credentials, there would not be enough room for main stream media to get the shots they need. We can only provide press credentials to TV networks, magazines, and major online media outlets.
 
Where do I park if I have been granted press credentials? 
All press/media will need to park in the "Diamond Lot". You will be given a Diamond Lot window sticker for your vehicle when you arrive.
 

 

 

 

Bikini Contest Questions
Any questions that you do not see below, please email to: dkiel@comcast.net

 
How old do I have to be to enter?
You must be at least 18 years old and bring a photo ID with you.
 
Can I show up on the day of the event and register for the contest?  
No, you must register in advance with the International Bikini Team.