The following list should answer a few of the more common questions
concerning what is required to race at LACR. It is presented as general
information only and you should always refer to the "Current Official NHRA
Rule Book" before heading out to race.
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Virtually anyone can compete in drag racing. Drivers are required to have
Valid State Drivers License and must be capable of the safe operation of
their vehicle. Vehicles running a 9.99 ET require an NHRA Competion License
Auto Trans Reverse Lockout
Any non-OME automatic floor-mounted transmission shifter must be equipped
with a spring-loaded positive reverse lockout device to prevent the shifter
from accidentally being put in reverse gear.
Unless otherwise required by your class: Roll Bars required on convertibles
running quicker than 11.00 - 13.99. Roll Bars required on all cars running
quicker than 11.00 - 11.99.
Roll Cages required on convertibles running 10.99 or faster than 135mph.
Roll Cages required on all cars running 10.99 or faster than 135mph. - One
exception: full bodied cars running between 10.00 and 10.99, with unaltered
firewalls, floor and body (from firewall rearward - wheel tubes permitted)
can compete with just a roll bar.Faster than a 9.99 you need a chassis
sticker and have the car reinserted every 3 years.
Drivers of all 13.99 or quicker cars, and co-drivers in 14.00 to 14.99
second cars, must wear a helmet meeting Snell 95 or Newer, or SFI 31.1,31.2
The use of any agents other than NOS as part of, or mixed with, this
pressurized fuel system is strictly prohibited. All bottles must be securely
mounted, stamped with minimum
pound rating, and identified as nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide bottle(s)
located in the driver compartment must be equipped with a relief valve and
vented outside the compartment. System must be commercially available, and
installed as per manufacture's recommendations. Commercially available
thermostatically controlled blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external
heating of bottle(s) prohibited.
All cars must have a recovery system or catch can for the car's radiator.
If you have slicks, you must have a drive-shaft loop. If your car runs 13.99
or quicker, you will need a drive shaft loop, even if you are running street
If the battery is not in the stock location, and relocated to the trunk for
example, you must have an external cut-off switch on the back of the car
which cuts off the electrical system and must also stop the car from
All cars running 14.00 sec and slower must be equipped with an accepted
quick release type driver seat belt. All cars in competition requiring a
roll bar or roll cage, or as outlined by Class Requirements, require a
Driver Restraint System as outlined below.
Driver Restraint Systems
A quick-release, 3-inch shoulder harness meeting
SFI Spec 16.1,
including crotch strap, is mandatory in all cars in competition required by
the rules to have a roll bar or a roll cage. Driver restraint system must be
clearly labeled as meeting SFI Spec 16.1 and be dated by manufacturer.
System must be updated at two-year intervals from date of manufacture. All
seat belt and shoulder harness installations must be mutually compatible,
originally designed to be used with each other, and produced by the same
manufacturer. Cars using OEM or OEM type seat may route crotch strap in
front of seat instead of through seat. Only those units that release all
five attachment points in one motion are permitted. When arm restraints are
worn with a restraint system that utilizes a "latch lever", a protective
cover must be installed to prevent arm restraint from accidentally releasing
the latch lever. Protective cover not needed if system uses "duckbill" latch
hardware. All harness sections must be mounted to the frame, crossmember, or
reinforced mounting, and installed to limit driver's body travel both upward
and forward. Seat belts may not be wrapped around lower frame rails. Under
no circumstances are bolts inserted through belt webbing permitted for
mounting. Check manufacturers instructions.
Wheels & Tires
All wheels must have ALL lug nuts in place and securely fastened. All street
tires must have minimum 1/16 inch tread depth.
Must wear a SNELL Approved 95 or Newer helmet.
Leathre Jacket, Gloves and Boots. Your pants must go over your ankles. If
your bike runs 120 MPH or faster in the 1/4 mile you need "Full Leathers".
You must have a working tail light.
If your bike runs 9.99 or quicker in the 1/4 mile, you need an NHRA
This is presented as
general information only and you should always refer to the "Current
Official NHRA Rule Book" before heading out to race.