Basic Tech Rules & Regulations
- All cars must have seat belts.
- All cars require a 16oz or larger radiator overflow can.
- All vehicles must drain antifreeze prior to racing (except 1995 or newer stock car and trucks with sealed factory coolant system). Bring a plastic container.
- No plastic or glass fuel filters allowed.
- No plastic oil pressure lines allowed.
- Vehicle windshield must be free of cracks.
All vehicles must have a functional neutral safety switch.
- All batteries must be securely mounted (no bungee cords, rope, wire etc.) Batteries may not be relocated into the driver or passenger compartment. Rear firewall mandatory when relocated battery in trunk. If sealed battery box is used, must be vented outside of body. When battery is relocated a master power cut off switch must be installed on rear most part of vehicle.
- The trunk and passenger compartment of the vehicle must be empty prior to racing and all stereo amplifiers and speakers must be securely mounted.
- Drivers must wear full length pants and shirt (no shorts, muscle shirts, tank tops, open toe sandals or clothing made of nylon type material allowed) T shirts OK.
- As outlined in the 2020 NHRA Rule Book drivers (if required) must use a helmet meeting Snell or SFI Specifications. An NHRA approved helmet is required for cars running 13.99 or quicker. A full face helmet is mandatory on all cars running 9.99 or quicker. See NHRA rule book for additional requirements on individual classes . All drivers of convertibles regardless of ET must wear a Snell approved helmet (See below for helmet regulations).
- A drive shaft loop is required on all cars running on racing slicks. Not required on cars running 11.49 and slower ET’s on street tires.
- Cars running 11.49 or quicker ET’s (and all convertibles running 13.49 and quicker) must have an NHRA approved roll bar, SFI approved seat belts & jacket.(frame connectors and wheel tubs OK). All cars equipped with a standard transmission running 11.49 and quicker must have an SFI approved bell housing, flywheel and clutch.
- Cars running 10.99 or quicker ET’s must have approved aftermarket axles, harmonic balancer and transmission shield meeting spec. 4.1. Any car running 10.99 or quicker ET’s that has had major alterations to the firewall and/or floor plan and/or any car exceeding 135 MPH (regardless of ET) must also have an NHRA approved roll cage and window net.
- Cars running 9.99 or quicker ET’s must have an NHRA approved roll cage and certified chassis, SFI approved flex plate, transmission shield, window net, and master cut off switch. NHRA Competition License, SFI approved 3.2 A/5 race jacket, pants and 3.3/1 gloves and neck collar.
- Regarding Nitrous Oxide (NO2) – The use of Nitrous Oxide is allowed in all Street Legal classes provided that any Nitrous bottle located in the drivers compartment be equipped with a pressure relief valve and vented to the outside of the vehicle. All Nitrous bottles must be securely mounted (plastic mounting brackets not allowed), be stamped with and meet the minimum DOT 1800 PSI rating and be clearly identified as Nitrous Oxide
- Regarding Motorcycles – All bikes must be registered and insured for street use. All drivers are required to wear a full face helmet meeting the minimum Snell 2010 or SFI 31.1 specifications. Leather jackets, leather boots / shoes (shoes must extend above ankle) and leather gloves are mandatory for all motorcycle drivers. Full leathers or SFI spec 40.1/2 race suit mandatory for all riders of motorcycles running 120 MPH or faster (regardless of ET). NHRA Competition Licence required for drivers of motorcycles running 9.99 or quicker ET’s. All motorcycles must be equipped with a positive ignition cut-off (factory kill switch permitted) switch attached to the driver with a lanyard. Wheelie Bars not permitted.
- All vehicles must be capable of meeting the NHRA safety requirements according to the vehicles ET and MPH capability (for further information regarding Safety Requirements please refer to the 2020 NHRA Rule Book available here and also in the Souvenir Stand and also at most high performance automotive shops throughout Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley).