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GENERAL SAFETY RULES

All vehicles must meet the safety rules for the class in which they are competing.

FOR ALL CLASSES:

  1. All vehicles must be inspected by N.E.O.R.V.C.A.’s technical inspection team before they can run time trials or compete.  N.E.O.R.V.C.A. reserves the right to refuse any vehicle from racing for any safety reason.  All decisions of the Tech team are final and are not subject to appeal.
  2. Vehicles must be in good mechanical condition and will be free of loose objects.
  3. Helmets; Good working brakes; and a Brake test are mandatory.
  4. All open vehicles without windshields

      1.  Full face helmet (shield or safety goggles)

      2.  Open helmet – full face shield

  1. Any vehicle using an automatic transmission must be equipped with a working neutral safety switch.
  2. Any vehicle running a blower must run blower restraints.
  3. All batteries must be firmly attached.  (If in driver’s compartment must be fully enclosed.)
  4. Vehicle’s equipped with modified transfer cases (i.e., chain drive) must have a 1/8-inch shield covering top half of unit to 180
  5. Open vehicles must have a window net on driver’s side to keep the driver’s arms in the arms in the vehicle in case of a roll over.  The window net must be property secured from 4 corners.  Full canvas doors will only be accepted as a replacement of a window net in the Street eliminator Class.  Canvas Half doors will not be accepted replacement for window net.
  6. Roll Bar / Roll Cage General Requirements

Roll Bars and Roll Cages shall be of sufficient strength to protect the driver in all reasonable circumstances.  Vehicles with non-removable factory hardtops may use bolted roll bars and cages.

All Roll Bars and Roll Cages will be made of a minimum of 1 1/2” OD. Steel with .90 wall thickness minimum.

Square tubing is not allowed.

All joints must be completely welded except vehicles with non removable factory hardtops using bolted roll bars / cages.

No threaded pipe or threaded joints of any kind permitted.

Roll bars and cages on fiberglass bodied vehicles must be attached to the frame at the required number of points as stated in the class rules.  In the classes where a cage is required the driver’s seat must be attached to the cage.

  1. Race type seats must be attached to the roll bar / roll cage at shoulder level.
  1. Fire suits are required for all drivers who are exposed to the carburetor, without windshield and/or fire wall protection.
  1. All vehicles using alcohol or nitro must have an onboard fire extinguisher system suitable for the fuel they are using.  The system must be able to be activated by the driver while they are fully strapped into the vehicle.  When activated the system must be installed in such a way as to protect the driver from fire.  The driver must also wear a fire suit (including gloves) approved for the fuel they are using and he must notify N.E.O.R.V.C.A. officials at tech inspection that the vehicle is running alcohol or nitro.
  1. Vehicles running competition type tires (i.e. paddles, scoopers, diggers, cut, etc.) are required to have:
All of the Top Eliminator drive train safety equipment.

At a minimum the Roll Bar / Roll Cage required for vehicles running faster that 6.0.  Note:  When more is required by class, class rule takes precedent.

 
  1. Vehicles running tires taller than 33” must run drive shaft loops.  1/8 inch steel cable will be accepted in the Street Eliminator class.
  1. Each wheel must have all the correct number of studs and lug nuts for which it was designed (i.e., 8 lug wheels must have 8 studs and 8 lug nuts.