NHRA LICENSE

Old 09-02-2010, 03:57 PM
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We had a huge flood the summer of 2008 so I only went to the track once...I was laid off awhile last summer so I never went to the track at all. My seat belts have been used for a total of 4 passes and now they are expired. My flexplate and balancer are 3 years old..how long until they need to be recertified?
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
How does one go about getting his license? I haven't had the car out in a long time but have recently been told that the track we go to now requires it along with chassis certification if your E.T requires it per NHRA rules. If this is really true and they enforce it I am screwed..no way my car will certify. It's not an unsafe death trap or anything but it don't think it's legal to run 9's. or the eighth mile equivalent.I don't know all the chassis rules but It has a 12 point cage but no x brace on the doors etc

who do you call to get the ball rolling on obtaining your license and will I need to slow the car down to a legal ET for the car when /if I do the test passes?
You need a car that will certify 9.99 or faster,Call your division office,find out who does the certs(call him or her) and find out when and where.Make an appointment if nessary.Pay to have it cert,if it fails he or she will tell you what failed and why.Then if it does fail,go back and fix those issues. I needed a dash bar once thats all.After it has been repaired(sucky part) you will have to go back and try again on the cert.But if the repairs where made right,you'll be up and running.


Next download the application. http://www.nhra.com/competition/forms.aspx
papers along with the phyiscal paper.Second make an appointment for the docs for a phyiscal and take your physical paper with you.Have the doc fill it out completly(very important ,one box not checked,not signed or,they send it back delays everything).After U pass the phyiscal,load the car up and take it to the track.Along with all your paperwork.

You will have to make a half pass,3 moderate passes(about the 1000') and 2 full passes.Your last 2 passes will have to be 9.99 or faster!ones before doesnt matter much.Also you will need 2 people with nhra licenses to sign off and every pass made and after all the passes are made you'll need the track owner to sign off on it.Then you send a big fat check into NHRA for the classes you want to run..
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
We had a huge flood the summer of 2008 so I only went to the track once...I was laid off awhile last summer so I never went to the track at all. My seat belts have been used for a total of 4 passes and now they are expired. My flexplate and balancer are 3 years old..how long until they need to be recertified?
Honestly,all my local tracks check to make sure its SFI but thats about it.Even further away tracks columbus ,indy ..bowling green just look for an SFI sticker.

Believe both flexpaltes and balancers are good for 5 years though.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:12 PM
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1 rule worse is the window net, every 2 yrs. what's up with that?

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Correct me if I'm wrong but... I think the 2year expiration only applies to the mesh type. Get the ribbon type they last FOREVER :?
Also you need 1 5/8" for both mild and moly steels, the moly can be thinner.083" mild steel .118"

Tod you don't need any sfi equipment on the chassis to get the sticker, but you do to race.
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No difference in the type of window net according to the SFI site.

27.1 Window Nets October 11, 2006 2 Years

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http://www.sfifoundation.com/
Unless they have just changed the rule. This is from the 2010 rule book. If they did just change it I'll be pissed....my NEW ribbon type has NO date.

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section 6:3
http://www.nhra.com/UserFiles/file/G...egulations.pdf
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
We had a huge flood the summer of 2008 so I only went to the track once...I was laid off awhile last summer so I never went to the track at all. My seat belts have been used for a total of 4 passes and now they are expired. My flexplate and balancer are 3 years old..how long until they need to be recertified?
Todd go here, to the SFI site and look at the certifaction page it gives all the lengths of time on each item.

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http://www.sfifoundation.com/
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by cam67152
Originally Posted by zipper06
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1 rule worse is the window net, every 2 yrs. what's up with that?

Zip.
Correct me if I'm wrong but... I think the 2year expiration only applies to the mesh type. Get the ribbon type they last FOREVER :?
Also you need 1 5/8" for both mild and moly steels, the moly can be thinner.083" mild steel .118"

Tod you don't need any sfi equipment on the chassis to get the sticker, but you do to race.
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No difference in the type of window net according to the SFI site.

27.1 Window Nets October 11, 2006 2 Years

Zip.

http://www.sfifoundation.com/
Unless they have just changed the rule. This is from the 2010 rule book. If they did just change it I'll be pissed....my NEW ribbon type has NO date.

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section 6:3
http://www.nhra.com/UserFiles/file/G...egulations.pdf
The rule is dated 2006, but i'm glad to hear that they changed it, my ribbon is dated 2003, but i didn't install it until 2008, and it's still brand new, i was only at the track 4 times in 2009 and our track closed, no races in 2010. I didn't anti up with NHRA in 2010 because there is no NHRA track within 200 miles of me, so i don't have the 2010 book.

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Old 09-02-2010, 07:38 PM
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[quote="traysvega"]
Originally Posted by Tod74
How does one go about getting his license? I haven't had the car out in a long time but have recently been told that the track we go to now requires it along with chassis certification if your E.T requires it per NHRA rules. If this is really true and they enforce it I am screwed..no way my car will certify. It's not an unsafe death trap or anything but it don't think it's legal to run 9's. or the eighth mile equivalent.I don't know all the chassis rules but It has a 12 point cage but no x brace on the doors etc

who do you call to get the ball rolling on obtaining your license and will I need to slow the car down to a legal ET for the car when /if I do the test passes?
You need a car that will certify 9.99 or faster,Call your division office,find out who does the certs(call him or her) and find out when and where.Make an appointment if nessary.Pay to have it cert,if it fails he or she will tell you what failed and why.Then if it does fail,go back and fix those issues. I needed a dash bar once thats all.After it has been repaired(sucky part) you will have to go back and try again on the cert.But if the repairs where made right,you'll be up and running.


Next download the application. http://www.nhra.com/competition/forms.aspx
papers along with the phyiscal paper.Second make an appointment for the docs for a phyiscal and take your physical paper with you.Have the doc fill it out completly(very important ,one box not checked,not signed or,they send it back delays everything).After U pass the phyiscal,load the car up and take it to the track.Along with all your paperwork.

You will have to make a half pass,3 moderate passes(about the 1000') and 2 full passes.Your last 2 passes will have to be 9.99 or faster!ones before doesnt matter much.Also you will need 2 people with nhra licenses to sign off and every pass made and after all the passes are made you'll need the track owner to sign off on it.Then you send a big fat check into NHRA for the classes you want to run..[/quote/]
Tod,
In the Area You are in down that way?There should Be Tons of Guys that can look your Car Over,for the Exception of Tubing Thickness,and tell you weather its Good?It Does NOT take a hole Lot to get a 8.50 Tag?
If Your Car has Stock Floor and Dash?(NO NEED FOR A DASH BAR)I have Been All Over this 1,and Proved Him WRONG!
Another BIG ISSUE?Make sure the Welds are Complete on the very Top of the Cage!They can Be UGGGGLY but Need to be 100% to Pass.The 1st thing they will do is run a Finger on the Top of the Welds on the Cage!!!
If you Run 1/8 mile and the Car is NOT Faster than 6.40?Then DONT Even Worry about it!
Later
G 8)

SIDE NOTE?
A BIG Thing to Keep in Mind?
If You take the Car for a Tag,and IT FAILS?YOU CANNOT RACE THE CAR UNTIL IT PASSES!
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:04 AM
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If the guy cert ing the car feels like the welds dont go all the way around on the top bar,and he cant see that they do,he let you know that you'll have to gusset the top bars together.No biggie really.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:06 AM
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[quote="bbchevy"]
Originally Posted by traysvega
Originally Posted by Tod74
How does one go about getting his license? I haven't had the car out in a long time but have recently been told that the track we go to now requires it along with chassis certification if your E.T requires it per NHRA rules. If this is really true and they enforce it I am screwed..no way my car will certify. It's not an unsafe death trap or anything but it don't think it's legal to run 9's. or the eighth mile equivalent.I don't know all the chassis rules but It has a 12 point cage but no x brace on the doors etc

who do you call to get the ball rolling on obtaining your license and will I need to slow the car down to a legal ET for the car when /if I do the test passes?
You need a car that will certify 9.99 or faster,Call your division office,find out who does the certs(call him or her) and find out when and where.Make an appointment if nessary.Pay to have it cert,if it fails he or she will tell you what failed and why.Then if it does fail,go back and fix those issues. I needed a dash bar once thats all.After it has been repaired(sucky part) you will have to go back and try again on the cert.But if the repairs where made right,you'll be up and running.


Next download the application. http://www.nhra.com/competition/forms.aspx
papers along with the phyiscal paper.Second make an appointment for the docs for a phyiscal and take your physical paper with you.Have the doc fill it out completly(very important ,one box not checked,not signed or,they send it back delays everything).After U pass the phyiscal,load the car up and take it to the track.Along with all your paperwork.

You will have to make a half pass,3 moderate passes(about the 1000') and 2 full passes.Your last 2 passes will have to be 9.99 or faster!ones before doesnt matter much.Also you will need 2 people with nhra licenses to sign off and every pass made and after all the passes are made you'll need the track owner to sign off on it.Then you send a big fat check into NHRA for the classes you want to run..[/quote/]
Tod,
In the Area You are in down that way?There should Be Tons of Guys that can look your Car Over,for the Exception of Tubing Thickness,and tell you weather its Good?It Does NOT take a hole Lot to get a 8.50 Tag?
If Your Car has Stock Floor and Dash?(NO NEED FOR A DASH BAR)I have Been All Over this 1,and Proved Him WRONG!
Another BIG ISSUE?Make sure the Welds are Complete on the very Top of the Cage!They can Be UGGGGLY but Need to be 100% to Pass.The 1st thing they will do is run a Finger on the Top of the Welds on the Cage!!!
If you Run 1/8 mile and the Car is NOT Faster than 6.40?Then DONT Even Worry about it!
Later
G 8)

SIDE NOTE?
A BIG Thing to Keep in Mind?
If You take the Car for a Tag,and IT FAILS?YOU CANNOT RACE THE CAR UNTIL IT PASSES!
who'd you prove wrong?Guy certifing?
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:40 AM
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YES!
The Car was a B/Half.
It had Stock Floor,Firewall and Dash.And He was Addamit about the Car having a Dash Bar?Read the Rule Book.
Later
G 8)
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