After a lengthy disscussion,the DLRA Chief car inspectors (Bob Ellis & Brian Nicholson) have agreed on a level of forgiveness with this events Tech inspection.
Window Nets , Each vehicle will be taken on its merits (Cage design-ie. restraining drivers limbs inside the cage limits, and estimated top speed),
Helmet Restraints (SFI spec 38.1),We urge ALL participants to present themselves with this device.Along with complying with the lateral head movement clause. If we feel the driver(for example , in a lower speed but well built and safe vehicle) will not be at risk,we will be prepared to let the said driver run.
Inertia Switch , If you have an electric fuel pump/pumps,you MUST have an inertia switch in the electrical circuit to shut down the fuel pump in an accident situation.OR at minimum , a cutout switch on the oil pressure line (will require a bypass switch/button to activate fuel pump till oil pressure builds).
Roll Cage Padding,MUST be SFI spec 45.1 (45.2 for flat surfaces),NO MORE cheap poly foam padding,it is extremely flammable.
You will have any and all infractions put into your logbook,and next year 2013 there will be NO exceptions.
Drive shaft safety loops , please remember that some cars (late model production) have two piece drive shafts- this means TWO safety loops,
We are hoping to start tech inspection on the Saturday (late AM), you will present your vehicle in FULL RACE condition.ALL drivers are to attend with the race vehicle,and ALL drivers are to present their race suits/helmets etc.
You MUST have ALL your paper work in order when you present the vehicle for inspection!! If not,you will be pushed through to the back of the line up!! We are expecting record numbers of competitors at this years meet,so time wasting will not be acceptable,to us,to you,and to your fellow racers.It will be a busy time, so please be patient.
Sorry for the ranting people,but this is a dangerous game,and we don't want anyone going home injured,or worse not going home at all.
See ya all soon , Bob.