For the swap, I could also hire a local mechanic store to do it for me, but I would lose some educational value from that, But it would be safer. The website won't let me attach an image
Also from the aspect of drifting: I might not even do that. Just because of my parents
But ive found a local raceway that does have some drift events. They are safe. The rules protect the driver
I should build the car first before I research this kind of stuff.
I think too far ahead, it's a bad habit of mine.
Here are the rules of the place:
2017 Open Drift Rules Page 1
2017 Evergreen Drift Open Drift Rules
Rule Book Disclaimer
The rules and regulations are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum
acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern all events, and by participating in these events. All
participants are deemed to be in compliance with these rules and regulations. All rules are subject to the interpretation of
the track officials. Any equipment that the officials consider exotic or not in the interest, or intent of the rules will be
considered not legal for competition. Originally published for the 2015 racing season, the intention is use these rules as
the basis for technical specifications for five years. However minor adjustments may be required in the interest of fairness,
safety and competition.
NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR
COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS.
These rules are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a
participant spectator official or others. The Race Director shall be empowered to permit minor deviations from any of the
specifications or impose further restrictions that, in his opinion, do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements.
NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATIONS
Interpretation of, or deviation from these rules is left to the discretion of the Officials. Their decision is final. It's the
responsibility of the driver to ensure their car confirms to all rules and regulations at all times.
1) Body Work
a) Body Panels such as bumper covers, side skirts, fender flares etc. Must be attached in a way that keeps them
solidly mounted to the vehicle during normal operation.
b) Door, Quarter and Rear window glass must be OEM or clear LEXAN
i) Must be securely mounted in place
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c) Windshields are required and must not have any damage that impairs vision or cracks covering more than 50% of
the windshield in any direction.
i) Windshields must be OEM glass or Lexan/polycarbonate replacement
ii) Lexan/polycarbonate windshields must be a minimum thickness of .125-inch
iii) Lexan/polycarbonate windshields must be securely mounted and have a vertical brace .750-inch wide x
.0625-inch aluminum which is securely mounted down the center of the opening on inside the vehicle.
i) The interior of the vehicle must be clean.
ii) All non-essential and/or loose items must be removed.
iii) Speakers, amplifiers etc. must be securely mounted or removed
iv) Throttle, Brake and clutch pedals must operate properly with no binding
2) Roll Cage
a) A conforming roll cage is required to participate in Tandem runs on any 3/8 course.
b) Cars without cages are allowed to tandem on courses designated by the Director of the (edit by TNTTank: name of place was here, want to remain anonymous for safety) Drift as infield
i) All convertible cars must have a minimum of a 4 point roll bar.
ii) The bar must be higher than the driver’s helmet when normally seated.
iii) The main hoop must not be more than 6” behind the driver.
d) Basic Construction Standards
i) Refer to the (edit by TNTTank: name of place was here, want to remain anonymous for safety) Pro Am or Grassroot’s rules for acceptable cage construction
3) Engine, Transmission, Fuel, Chassis, Steering and Mechanical.
i) All fluid systems must be free of leaks
i) Exhaust modifications are free except
(1) Must have a minimum of one muffler
(2) Turbo wastegate pipes may exit anywhere outside of the bodywork
(3) Max noise level of 92db at 75 feet will be enforced
c) Cooling System
i) Coolant allowed. Water preferred.
d) Brake System
i) The primary braking system must operate all 4 wheels
ii) Secondary brake systems are allowed
e) Wheels, Tires and Suspension
i) Wheel bearings, shocks, steering and suspension must all be in good operating condition with no excess play.
ii) No broken or missing lug studs or nuts are allowed
iii) No Damaged wheels that pose a safety hazard
f) Electrical System
i) A master electrical switch is highly recommended.
(1) Must be securely mounted. Subject to Tech approval.
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(2) Batteries moved from the factory location must be enclosed in an approved battery box
(3) Positive battery terminal must be completely covered with an insulating material
g) Fuel System
i) Metal fuel filters are required
ii) No fuel lines may run through the driver’s compartment
iii) A firewall must separate all fuel tanks and/or fuel system components from the driver’s compartment
iv) Two (2) throttle return springs are required on all carbureted engines.
4) Occupant Safety Equipment
a) Helmets must be worn during all on track sessions and must meet the following criteria
i) DOT rated open or full face style helmets are allowed. SNELL SA rated helmets are highly recommended.
(1) Must be free of any noticeable damage.
(2) Must cover temples and ears.
(3) Must not show signs of degrading from age.
(4) (edit by TNTTank: name of place was here, want to remain anonymous for safety) Drift Tech Officials decisions are final. If they are not comfortable with your helmet you will
not be allowed to use it.
ii) Clothing Requirements
(1) Any occupant must wear full length pants and a short-sleeved shirt at minimum. SFI fire rated driving suit
is highly recommended
i) All seats must be securely mounted at all 4 points of contact.
c) Seat Belts
i) Seatbelts must be free from any cuts, tears or conditions that would effect their ability to protect you in the
case of an accident.
ii) After market harness are recommended to be DOT, SFI or FIA certified.
iii) All seat belt systems are to be mounted according to the manufacturer’s instructions or to the SFI Guide to
Seat Belt Mounting.
All participants are expected to take pride in being part of our entertainment. Racing entertainment is what we sell
to the public and we will not tolerate anyone or anything that detracts from the show. Cars in the opinion of the
Officials that lack in appearance or are deemed unsafe will not be allowed to compete until acceptable. All car
construction rules will be decided by (edit by TNTTank: name of place was here, want to remain anonymous for safety) Drift tech inspectors. Their decisions are final.
Here is the minor's rules:
Pit Access for Minor:
16 is the minimum age for pit access and all minors must have a parent/guardian sign a one time waiver valid for the duration of the season.
Grandstand access is all ages and is the only safe place for young children.
See the Minor Waiver Information Page for full details and instructions.
16 is the minimum age for pit access and all minors must have a parent/guardian sign a 1 time waiver for the season.
Grandstand access is all ages. We apologize for the inconvenience but the lawyers and insurance company are very particular about how the minor waiver form is filled out. We are unable to electronically transmit the form at this time.
There are 3 ways to complete the minor waiver form.
Prior to the event
The Parent / Guardian can visit the Speedway Office in person during office hours and sign the waiver.
Contact the Speedway Office to request a waiver form be mailed to you. The original color form signing must be witnessed and notarized by a licensed notary (usually your bank will do this for free). Finally, mail the form back to the Speedway office and make sure to specify it is for drifting events.
On the day of the event
The Parent / Guardian can accompany the minor and sign the form at the back gate during registration.
We recommend that parents attend at least one event with their minor to have a chance to observe how everything works.
Please see the Contact page for the Speedway Office contact information.
SO thats that, all safety issues on the track. Don't need to be concerned about this now because first of all, I need to build the car first lol.