The return to the heads-up, 4 speed, straight axle racing just like the Gassers did it in the 1960s has been incredibly popular. There are generations of folks who go to cruise ins and car shows who have never been to a heads up racing with no handicap event. Even starting lines with a flagman/girl - trees weren't widespread back then, since there was no reason to start each lane with a handicap. Winners and losers, not an attempt to run unmatched cars with a handicap start. The Southeast Gassers Association was started by Quain Stott, world champion Pro Mod racer. It certainly seems unlikely that someone used to running 200 mph would be the creator of the idea to leap backwards FIFTY YEARS! To a time when there were NO CLOCKS! (big electronic scoreboards) Just a win light - who cares how quick you got there, you beat the other guy! But the idea caught fire, both with the racers and the fans... from a handful of cars a few years ago to full Gasser shows in 2017. Younger fans can experience the excitement that older folks like me had back in the day. If only we'd had today's amazing video and picture equipment back then.... The Southeast Gassers have a web page which has the rules for the several Gasser classes - at www.southeastgassers.com There are many Southeast Gasser build threads here on the HAMB - doing a search will come up with dozens. For racers building gassers to compete in the Southeast Gasser competition, most of your questions about the 'rules of the game' will be answered in these build threads, along with pictures... and we know that pictures are worth 1,000 - 10,000 words, usually more. Mitch Stott, Quain's brother and also a world champion drag racer, started a series called the 'rules of the game'. That's what I'm trying to do here. give encouragement to folks who have always wanted to build a car but were overwhelmed with modern (super expensive) computers, superchargers, transmissions, engines... WELCOME BACK TO THE 1960s Gassers were simple, engines and cars were built at home... AND RACING WAS FUN!!!