Sample Tech Sheet - Technical
Tire wear above tread markers, correct speed rating
Lug nuts present and tight
No pressed on hubcaps or beauty rings
Wheels must have no sign of cracks or structural damage
Over 1/2 thickness on brake pads/shoes
Brake rotors must not have any cracks
Firm brake pedal
Clean brake fluid, changed within 6 months, reservoir full
Crack-free flexible brake lines
Brake lights functional
Wheel bearings tight with no play
Factory tow hook installed
Minimum steering play
Gas cap secured
No exposed electrical wires
Sound exhaust with no leaks
Seat bolted in tight
Battery bolted down with 2 bolts
No fluid leaks (oil, fuel, water)
Catch container on radiator overflow
Throttle has two return springs
No project cars - body has no loose panels
Sunroofs must be closed or removed
At least one rear-view mirror must be present
Intake/exhaust sound limits met
Sample Tech Sheet - Safety
Good 3- to 6-point seat belts
Good door and window latches
All open cars must have roll-over protection and pass the broomstick test
Glass headlights must be taped
Snell 00 or newer helmet5
2.5lb fire extinguisher recommended, metal mount bracket
Cotton shirt and full length pants
No loose objects in car or trunk
Car must have numbers displayed on both sides, 8" tall
Typical lug nut tightness is 75-95ft-lbs, check with your wheel manufacturer for specs.
Minimal hairline cracks in rotors are normal, but should not open or extend to the edge of the rotor.
Drivers must be aware of, and meet track-specific rules on mufflers and sound levels - Sound limits 103db at Infineon and Thunderhill, 92 at Laguna.
Open cars, include convertibles, purpose-built race cars without tops, roadsters, etc., require legal rollbars (SCCA-approved bars as well as NHRA bars). Factory "hoops" or "pop-ups" behind seats in convertibles must meet broomstick test Decorative bars are not approved.
Legal helmets include Snell SA20xx, M20xx. Helmets showing damage, or missing a Snell sticker, or 'shorty helmets', will not be approved. Drivers of faster cars should consider full fire-retardant driving suits; all drivers should strongly consider driving gloves and shoes.
Loose objects include floor mats, handheld cameras (must have correct mount and safety strap), cell phones, radar detectors, tools, spare tire, jack, etc., cannot be in cab, trunk, glove box, etc.