What are the rules for drag racing?

What are the rules for drag racing?

Drivers 16 and 17 years of age must have a valid waiver signed by both parents to participate as a driver or passenger. Virtually anyone can compete in drag racing. Drivers 18 years of age and over are required to have Valid State Driver License, and must be capable of the safe operation of their vehicle.

How fast can I go without a roll cage?

135 mph
Roll Bars are mandatory in all cars running 11.49 or quicker, or per class requirements. Roll cages are mandatory on all vehicles at 9.99 and quicker or any vehicle running 135 mph or faster (regardless of e.t.), or per class requirements.

How fast can you go with a 8 point roll cage?

The 8-Point Roll Bar below allows you to run much quicker than 11.50 according to NHRA rules. In fact, as long as your vehicle retains the original floor, firewall, etc., the 8-Point Roll Bar below allows you to run as quick as 10.00 seconds in the 1/4 mile. The drawing below shows several tube options for roll cages.

What ET is roll cage required?

A roll cage is mandatory on any entry that exceeds 135 mph. See General Regulations. STREET EQUIPMENT: One working tail light required. TRANSMISSION SHIELD: Automatic: It is recommended that cars with modified automatic transmissions, or converters, have a transmission blanket or shield meeting SFI 4.1.

What is RT and ET in drag racing?

REACTION TIME (RT) You want your RT to be at or as close to . 500 as possible. If you react faster than that, you’ve just red lighted. 60, 330, 1/8,mph, and 1000 ET and MPH Times. These figures give you the elapsed times at the 60 foot, 330 foot, 660 foot or eighth mile, and 1,000 foot marks.

Do I need a helmet to drag race?

Helmets are mandatory for the participant and the licensed supervising adult. Helmet can be either an open-face or a full-face helmet meeting Snell: M2010, M2015, M2020, SA2010, SA2015, SA2020, SFI: 31.1/2010, 31.1/2015, 31.1/2020, 41.1/2010, 41.1/2015, 41.1/2020, FIA 8860-2010, 8860-2015, 8860- 2018 certification.

What is a 25.5 chassis?

The SFI Spec 25.5 has been revised, effective May 12, 2015. The newly revised version is designated as SFI Spec 25.5C and is for Full Bodied Car Stock or Modified/OEM Floorpan and Firewall with OEM Frame or Uni-Body Construction – 7.50 to 8.49 Seconds; 3,600 lbs. Maximum.

How old are junior drag racers?

Drag Racing League offers kids ages 5-17 the opportunity to experience the thrill of racing half-scale dragsters in a controlled racing environment at many of NHRA’s 130 member tracks across the United States and Canada. The cars that Jr. Drag Racing League competitors race are called Jr.

How much does a junior drag car cost?

about $5,000
A new basic Jr. Dragster costs about $5,000 (used cars can be purchased for less). Additional costs include but are not limited to a helmet and other required safety equipment, maintenance, fuel, entry fees, and optional equipment. Equipment will vary in cost according to what type of equipment you choose to purchase.

What is the SFI Foundation’s auto racing program?

Auto racing is the fastest, most exciting sport in the world and with speed comes danger. Drivers put themselves at risk every time they climb into their racing machines. Fortunately, there is a program in the form of the SFI Foundation to help guide drivers in choosing quality protective equipment.

Where can I find drag race chassis spec documents?

The below list includes Drag Race Chassis Spec documents which can be purchased from SFI for US$38.00 each or US$48.00 each for Spec 2.3U. To download PDF versions of minor past revisions, please visit our TECH ADVISORIES page under the Tech and Safety tab.

What is the SFI Foundation standard for driver suits?

No matter how much you already know (or don’t know) about driver suits, you always have a standard that will guide you in your choice of a well-made garment. That standard is the SFI Foundation Specification 3.2A for Driver Suits.

How are SFI specifications made available to the public?

Through their expertise and research, a spec is drafted and then offered to all interested parties in the form of a public hearing. Once revised to the committee’s satisfaction, the spec is presented to the SFI Board of Directors for approval. If approved, the spec is published and made available to the public.