Car Safety Requirements

These are just some of highlights of the safety requirements for cars; you will need to purchase a rulebook to ensure your total compliance.

To go to 135 MPH:

Speed rated tires
Three point seat belts
Long Sleeve shirt/jacket
Long Pants
Snell SA2005 or SA2010 full-face helmet with face shield ( Car Helmet )
Open Cockpit Cars must:
Have a Four Point Roll Bar with SFI 45.1 Padding ( Soft padding is NOT SFI rated )
(Required for open cars with no hood or side opening only)
Suit – SFI 3.2A-1
Boots SFI – 3.3/5
Gloves SFI 3.3/5
Head Sock SFI 3.3
 

135 to 150MPH:

Five point safety harness SFI 16.1 or 16.5 (no more than 5 years old) Belts must be installed per manufactures instructions. If vehicle has a high back factory style seat, the belts MUST go thru the back.

Four Point Roll Bar (Open cockpit cars must have a six point roll bar) with SFI 45.1 Padding ( Soft padding is NOT SFI rated )
Speed rated tires
Hood Hold Downs
Kill Switch
Electric fuel pumps require an inertial kill switch to disable pump
Arm restraints OR door net

All vehicles running under 150mph using factory high-back seats and using a racing belt system, the shoulder belts can not go around the seat but MUST go thru the seat back. The belts can not be deflected up, down or to the side because of the location of the seat slot but must go straight to the cross bar of the rollbar/cage. If under 135 MPH and without a rollbar/cage system, you can not use racing belts as they can not be mounted per manufactures specifications.

Unblown car:
Suit – SFI 3.2A-1
Boots SFI – 3.3/5
Gloves SFI 3.3/5
Head Sock SFI 3.3 (Required for open cars with no hood or side opening only)
Blown car:
Suit – SFI 3.2A-1
Boots SFI – 3.3/5
Gloves SFI 3.3/5
Head Sock SFI 3.3

150 to 175MPH:

Five point safety harness SFI 16.1 or 16.5 (no more than 5 years old)

Six Point Roll Bar (Open cockpit cars must have a full cage) with SFI 45.1 Padding ( Soft padding is NOT SFI rated )
Speed rated tires
5 Lb fire suppression system- driver compartment (not a fire extinguisher)
Arm restraints OR door net
Electric fuel pumps require an inertial kill switch to disable pump
A metal seat designed for racing. A maximum of 1.0" of padding. Plastic seats are NOT allowed! Recaro Seats are plastic.

Unblown car:
Suit – SFI 3.2A-5
Boots SFI – 3.3/5
Gloves SFI 3.3/5
Head Sock SFI 3.3
Blown car:
Suit – SFI 3.2A-15
Boots SFI – 3.3/5
Gloves SFI 3.3/5
Head Sock SFI 3.3

175 to 200 MPH:

Five point safety harness SFI 16.1 or 16.5 (no more than 5 years old)
Speed rated tires
Land Speed Parachute
Full Roll Cage with SFI 45.1 Padding ( Soft padding is NOT SFI rated )
SFI 38.1 type head and neck restraint system (Hans Devise)
Full Containment metal seat or a roll cage structure to provide restriction to lateral head movement of less than 2.0” per side inclusive of structure deflection.

Window tabs required front and rear
Electric fuel pumps require an inertial kill switch to disable pump
10 Lb fire suppression system- driver and engine compartment ( may be two five pound bottles. (Not a fire extinguisher)
Arm restraints AND door net

Unblown car:
Suit – SFI 3.2A-5
Boots SFI – 3.3/5
Gloves SFI 3.3/5
Head Sock SFI 3.3
Blown car:
Suit – SFI 3.2A-15
Boots SFI – 3.3/5
Gloves SFI 3.3/15
Head Sock SFI 3.3

To go Over 200 MPH:

Roof Rails
Five point safety harness SFI 16.1 or 16.5 (no more than 5 years old)
Speed rated tires
Land Speed Parachute
SFI 38.1 type head and neck restraint system (Hans Devise)
Full Roll Cage with SFI 45.1 Padding ( Soft padding is NOT SFI rated )
Window tabs required front and rear
Electric fuel pumps require an inertial kill switch to disable pump
10Lb fire suppression system- driver and engine compartment ( may be two five pound bottles. (Not a fire extinguisher)
Arm restraints AND door net
Full Containment metal seat or a roll cage structure to provide restriction to lateral head movement of less than 2.0” per side inclusive of structure deflection.

Suit – SFI 3.2A-20 Blown
Suit-SFI 3.2A-15 Unblown
Boots SFI – 3.3/15
Gloves SFI 3.3/15
Head Sock SFI 3.3

 

These are just some of highlights of the safety requirements for cars; you will need to purchase a rulebook to ensure your total compliance.

 

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