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verts at the track

Old 04-13-2007, 10:36 AM
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the rules for this year are that if you run 13.99 or faster you must have a 4 point roll bar I was pissed when I found out I should be in the 11s this year but I will not put a cage in my car
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:35 AM
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the rules for this year are that if you run 13.99 or faster you must have a 4 point roll bar I was pissed when I found out I should be in the 11s this year but I will not put a cage in my car
i sure hope thats not true for all tracks bc i wont put a cage in mine either. i know some places have different rules so ill just find out in may.
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:13 PM
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just don't run with the vert down cuz it will slow you down and then is also more dangerous... good luck
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:10 PM
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You don't have to wear anything at my track. I've seen guys running 11's with no helmets and shorts on!
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:34 PM
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i got a bike you just have to have a killswitch at most tracks like when you bust your A$$ the bike turns off. and full leather. I run my vert at the track all the time too.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:48 PM
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yea I run my vert at the track all the time. I usually run with the top dropped and the windows down. Nothing but my shades, t shirt, and some shorts on. I also run better than 13.99. Oh well I dont listen to those track officials.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:52 PM
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The NHRA rules are 13.49 or faster you must have a 4 point roll bar. You must always have a Snell 2000 rated helmet, wear pants, and a shirt w/ at least normal length sleeves. ANY aftermarket power-adder requires at the very minimum a fire jacket.

Most tracks SAY they abide by those rules and most use them as guidelines. For instance here in Phoenix we have both Speedworld Raceway and Firebird Raceway. The big boy NHRA guys run at Firebird and there is an NHRA official at the track whenever they are running. Therefore they are tech ****'s. Everything must be perfect and in spec or you simply don't run. Speedworld is NHRA sponsored but they are much more relaxed about the rules. There are guys in cobra verts running mid 12's without a helmet or roll bar.

I personally see a helmet as a good idea regardless, its my dome and as vacant as some people may think it is, I still wanna protect it.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:45 PM
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ORIGINAL: ASUSMC

The NHRA rules are 13.49 or faster you must have a 4 point roll bar. You must always have a Snell 2000 rated helmet, wear pants, and a shirt w/ at least normal length sleeves. ANY aftermarket power-adder requires at the very minimum a fire jacket.

Most tracks SAY they abide by those rules and most use them as guidelines. For instance here in Phoenix we have both Speedworld Raceway and Firebird Raceway. The big boy NHRA guys run at Firebird and there is an NHRA official at the track whenever they are running. Therefore they are tech ****'s. Everything must be perfect and in spec or you simply don't run. Speedworld is NHRA sponsored but they are much more relaxed about the rules. There are guys in cobra verts running mid 12's without a helmet or roll bar.

I personally see a helmet as a good idea regardless, its my dome and as vacant as some people may think it is, I still wanna protect it.
Both tracks in my area follow those rules strictly so i can no longer race mine there until i have a cage. I ran a 12.8 N/A and they made me remove my car from the pit area. I wouldn't have a problem with a 4 point roll bar but i remember reading that you needed a 6 point cage and i don't want any side bars.
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:11 PM
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I used to race my 96 cobra vert at the tracks. Depending on where you go, you could even have the top down.

Coloradostangs have this as a sticky:


Stole this from MPH

SFI Quick Reference Chart
Tentative as of 12/18/06

This chart is for reference ONLY and is in no way intended to supercede or replace the rules, regulations or specifications mandated by NHRA, IHRA and/or SFI Specs. This chart may also be incomplete as these specifications are subject to change on a periodic basis.

SFI SPECIFICATIONS

Mandatory at ET (or quicker) Item SFI Spec
13.99 Drive shaft loop (slicks)
13.99 Helmet (Snell K98+)
13.49 5-pt harness (convertible) 16.1
13.49 Approved rollbar (convertible)
13.49 (IHRA) Drive shaft loop (slicks)
11.49 Drive shaft loop (street tires)
11.49 Approved flywheel & clutch (manual transmission) 1.1, 1.2
11.49 Approved protective jacket 3.2A/1
11.49 Approved roll bar for all vehicles
11.49 Approved 5-pt harness 16.1
11.49 Approved flywheel shield (manual transmission) 6.1, 6.2
11.49 (IHRA) Approved mounted fire extinguisher
11.49 (IHRA) Approved flywheel shield (automatic transmission) 4.1
10.99* Approved roll cage (convertible)
10.99 Approved harmonic balancer 18.1
10.99 Approved aftermarket axles
10.99* Approved transmission shield (automatic transmission) 4.1
10.99 (IHRA) Competition License* Class D
9.99 Approved flexplate & shield (automatic transmission) 29.1, 30.1
9.99 Approved roll cage & window net* 27.1
9.99 Master cutoff switch
9.99 Competition License Class 4, Cat. C
9.99 Chassis Certification
9.99 Approved jacket/pants/neck collar/gloves* 3.2A/5, 3.3, 3.3/1
9.00 (IHRA) Roll cage & window net
8.99 (IHRA) Competition License Class C
8.49 On-board fire system
8.49 to 7.50 Chassis certification 25.4/25.5 (3600#)
7.99 (IHRA) Competition license Class B
7.49 & quicker Chassis certification 25.1E (2800#)
7.50 & slower Chassis certification 25.2 (3200#)
7.49 Competition license Class 3, Cat. C
IHRA Pro Stock Competition license Class A
150mph + Parachute required
200 mph + Head & Neck Restraint required

* Also required for 135 MPH or faster[/align]
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:32 PM
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ORIGINAL: ASUSMC

The NHRA rules are 13.49 or faster you must have a 4 point roll bar. You must always have a Snell 2000 rated helmet, wear pants, and a shirt w/ at least normal length sleeves. ANY aftermarket power-adder requires at the very minimum a fire jacket.

Most tracks SAY they abide by those rules and most use them as guidelines. For instance here in Phoenix we have both Speedworld Raceway and Firebird Raceway. The big boy NHRA guys run at Firebird and there is an NHRA official at the track whenever they are running. Therefore they are tech ****'s. Everything must be perfect and in spec or you simply don't run. Speedworld is NHRA sponsored but they are much more relaxed about the rules. There are guys in cobra verts running mid 12's without a helmet or roll bar.

I personally see a helmet as a good idea regardless, its my dome and as vacant as some people may think it is, I still wanna protect it.
Both tracks in my area follow those rules strictly so i can no longer race mine there until i have a cage. I ran a 12.8 N/A and they made me remove my car from the pit area. I wouldn't have a problem with a 4 point roll bar but i remember reading that you needed a 6 point cage and i don't want any side bars.
Maximum Motorsports sells a roll bar for our verts. It has the required 4 points (all you need to pass tech) but it is sold as a six point. The forward 2 points of the bar are swingouts and you can either get them so they are in there permanantly, so they swing out with the door but are not removable, and the ones that swing out with the door and are removable. Also they sell both a weld in and a bolt in bar in case you don't want it as a permanant fixture.

Yeah I have done some lookin into this.
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