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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:19 am 
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Derek, instead of emailing you, i'm posting here.  I'm compiling some information for you guys to have on hand for a quick reference.  I don't know if you'd want to stickey this or not, but it's a good place to add important info, may want to lock it too.

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Tech Inspection - All cars must pass some sort of tech inspection to get on a track.

- Must have SA2000 or higher helmet. Some sanctioning bodies allow M2000 and up. Please check with the organizers on which one you can use.

- Tires must show good tread and cannot be corded.

- All front seatbelts must be in working order. Harnesses are ok as long as they are mounted correctly.

- Headlights(if night event) and brake lights must be in working order.

- Battery must have a tie down. If the battery is rear mount it must be tied down and covered in a battery box.  If the battery is a wet-cell battery, the box needs to be sealed from the passenger compartment with a vent running outside of the passenger compartment to the outside.

- All wheel bearings must be free of side play.

- Brakes should have at least half their life left. I recommend newer pads if you are track racing.

- Steering system must be in good working order and should not be loose.

- Roll cage abiding to regulation**

- Windshield cannot have any cracks over 1".

- No leaking fluids.

- All lug nuts must be present.

- All body panels must be present.

**Cage requirements are dependent on sanctioning body and vary, and are not currently need for Midnight Madness events. (See below for cage regulations)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:20 am 
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Cage Regulations

SCCA/ Formula D 2006 Rule book

5.3 Material: Alloy Steel or DOM
DOM is the preferred material for Roll Cage construction please
contact SCCA Pro Racing if Alloy material will be used. Alloy steel
cages MUST be constructed by an approved supplier
DOM or Alloy Steel
Minimum O.D. 1.5 inches
Minimum Wall Thickness .095

Note: ERW tubing is not permitted in any car registered with
SCCA after of 01/01/2003.
Main hoop: 4 bends maximum, totaling 180 degrees ± 10
degrees.
Front hoop: 4 bends maximum or Front downtubes: 2 bends
maximum.
Rear hoop supports: No bends.

D1GP website as of 01-22-06

Roll cage : Each car must be equipped with a six-point or better roll cage.  Full front A pillar beams are required as well as door impact protection beams.  A competition car with carbon, FRP, Fiber Glass or any non-metal doors must have the door impact protection X bars welded to both front (A-pillars) and center pillers (B-pillers).  Roll cage must be welded or securely bolted and anchored.  If roll cage is bolted then its must be securely reinforced with an anchor plate and backing plate sandwich on each side of the floor pan.  Roll cage tubing must be at a minimum of 1.25 inches OD tubing and no thinner than 0.098 wall mild steel or 1 .25x .083 Chromoly tubing.

NASA HPDE rules as of 01-11-06

15.6.18 Roll Cage Tubing Sizes
For the purposes of determining roll bar tubing sizes, vehicle weight is as raced, but
without fuel and driver. Note: There is an allowance of minus 0.010 inches on all tubing
thicknesses. Minimum tubing size for the roll cage is:
Up to 1500 lbs.
1.375” x 0.095” Chrome-moly / Seamless mild steel (DOM)
1501 - 2200 lbs.
1.500” x 0.095” Chrome-moly / Seamless mild steel (DOM)
1.500” x 0.120” ERW* (No issuance of log books for cars with ERW cages 04/30/03)
*Note- Specifications listed for reference for inspection of grandfathered vehicles.
2201 - 3000 lbs.
1.500” x 0.120” Chrome-moly / Seamless mild steel (DOM)
1.750” x 0.095” Chrome-moly / Seamless mild steel (DOM)

1.750” x 0.120” ERW* (No issuance of log books for cars with ERW cages 04/30/03)
*Note- Specifications listed for reference for inspection of grandfathered vehicles.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:22 am 
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What to bring to a track day

- Money
- Full tank of gas
- Basic tools, torque wrench, jack.
- Helmet
- LOTS of water.
- Good attitude.
- Clean your car out.
- Extra tires if you are at a drift event.
- Extra motor oil, power steering fluid(or ATF for us 240 dorks), brake fluid, coolant, etc.
- Chairs
- Food, if the event does not have food.
-CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:33 am 
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One thing you might want to add about the battery mounted in the trunk.

-If battery is a wet cell, Battery box must have tube vented to outside of car.

That I know is one thing overlooked when mounting battery inside of the car.

Also,
- Check your EGO at the door.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:27 pm 
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ICEMAN\";p=\"6542 wrote:
One thing you might want to add about the battery mounted in the trunk.

-If battery is a wet cell, Battery box must have tube vented to outside of car.

That I know is one thing overlooked when mounting battery inside of the car.

Also,
- Check your EGO at the door.


Whoops yeah, I thought that was in there, I was actually just explaining that to Good Charlotte-Steve last night.  Post edited.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:18 pm 
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RE: Battery relocation:

SCCA rulebook states that the area behind the rearmost seats is not considered to be in the passenger compartment, but i've heard of individuals with S13 240sx fastbacks and like-cars not being allowed to run their relocation unvented.  I will try to get a definitive answer on this, but if your really wanting to get serious in being legal for many sanctioning bodies and plan on doing a lot of events, then it's a good rule of thumb that you use a non-conductive, sealed box and vent to the outside.  NHRA-legal boxes work for just about everyone, and can be had for $100-$200 for the whole kit.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:00 am 
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dan i need help with my brake lights :cry:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:21 pm 
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Ok, hit me up.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:30 am 
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 10:28 am 
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S14sx2nr\";p=\"6535 wrote:
Tech Inspection - All cars must pass some sort of tech inspection to get on a track.

- Windshield cannot have any cracks over 1".


Just curious, will this rule be enforeced for the regular drift days?  I'm not going to be tandeming or whatever, and I don't see why this would be an issue.

In the 6 years I've been autocrossing, the 4 years I've been rallycrossing and the couple drift events I did with ClubFR in Chicago,  the crack in my windshield has never been an issue.  It would be absurd to have to change it for a parking lot cone dodge event.

I'll put in a new windshield if I have to, but I'd like some clarification as to why this is a rule first.

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 11:27 am 
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It's all dependent on the specific track's regulations.  For some it's an issue, for some it's not.  It's a safety issue for a few reasons.  One, if it's large enough OR starts to spider, it's much more prone to 'flake' shards when stressed by the chassis flexing, glass on the track isn't something anybody wants if it can be helped.  Two, if the crack is ANYwhere in your field of view, it's considered a hazard... pretty self explanitory.  It's just a safety issue, and may not bother anyone at all.  Three, and this is a bs one, but is the main reason for a few tracks i've visited, and is mostly political bull, but for looks.... they don't want ratty looking cars on their track because they think it'll turn away their wealthier clients.  Is this an issue at HPT?  Nope, not that i've ever seen, but does it exist?  YES... stupid bs, Phoenix Int'l Raceway won't even allow primered-only cars for this reason.  Some wealthier clients complained it looked like trash and a junkyard running the course and that's all it takes.  Doesn't really pertain, but everyone needs useless info of the day. :)

I can't see it being an issue for the HPT event, but if it's huge, or in your direct field of view [see: driver's side] then you should probably fix it anyway regardless.

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 1:20 pm 
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I'm putting my battery where the driver side legs go, errr should I change this ? I can cover it and make a vent with all that jazz, but would like to have it there :(

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 1:29 pm 
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You can if it's a dry-cell battery.  If you ever go to a track and want to have a passenger ride along you may run into issues.  I honestly don't know what the regulations on a battery in the footwell would be.  I mean I would think it'd be the same as anywhere else inside the cabin, where the box has to be totally sealed with an external vent, but i'm not sure.

I've done ride alongs with buddies that had oil accumulators and fire supression system bottles there with no problems.

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 1:58 pm 
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Awesome I plan on getting the buddy club battery, unsure exactly what kind it is, but i'll box it up as well just incase, passengers can be entertaining hehe

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:11 pm 
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ok me and a friend are building a rb20 240 and in the posses we want to make sure we don't have any problems at tech.

so a few questions
we are putting a dry cell in the trunk it will need a box and tie down does the box need to be sealed with a lid?

from what i can tell we wont need a cage. lets say we put one in what spec. should we follow?

what makes a harness proper? where does it need to be mounted? (probably wont mount tell after we have a cage put in)

is there any noise regulation? does the exhaust need to be street legal? if not are there requirements on exhaust?

also i have a motorcycle helmet m2000 it says some sanctioning bodies allow this does HPT?

also on a side note we have 2 drivers in 1 car do we pay per driver or for the car?

i have looked and these are my unanswered questions
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:49 pm 
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no box needed for dry cell

formula d specifications on the cage. look that up

harness mounting is also on the cage spec

race exhaust is fine

m rated helmet is fine

1 entry per driver

hope this helps, great job searching first ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:57 pm 
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yea sounds good man thanks that's all i needed.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:41 pm 
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Dano wrote:
- Battery must have a tie down. If the battery is rear mount it must be tied down and covered in a battery box.  If the battery is a wet-cell battery, the box needs to be sealed from the passenger compartment with a vent running outside of the passenger compartment to the outside.


is this required by heartland park as well? i have it tied down, but i dont have a box or a vent. is that going to keep me from getting on the track?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:22 am 
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kutsuju wrote:
Dano wrote:
- Battery must have a tie down. If the battery is rear mount it must be tied down and covered in a battery box.  If the battery is a wet-cell battery, the box needs to be sealed from the passenger compartment with a vent running outside of the passenger compartment to the outside.


is this required by heartland park as well? i have it tied down, but i dont have a box or a vent. is that going to keep me from getting on the track?


I doubt it

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:26 pm 
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Is the battery in the rear? It may need to be in a battery box if it's in a hatch, but I am not 100% on that.

Miatas have batteries in the rear, but I think they all used sealed batteries.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:47 pm 
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kutsuju wrote:
by kutsuju » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:41 pm


This is from last year dudes. :lol:


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musicianrob wrote:
kutsuju wrote:
by kutsuju » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:41 pm


This is from last year dudes. :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:16 pm 
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on the extra tires will they allow for drifting if there some cracks in sidewalls? ill post some pics later tread is good but theres cracks in side wall.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:31 pm 
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They only last a couple hours maybe anyway.

I'd just watch the tire pressure. And not run them on good wheels.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Can we get a full update on the tech inspection for this year?

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