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And I will be racing next week at a track that has a web site after not being at one today that does not. But for the one that does not, it may of only cost them a couple of hundred but that would have gone a long way toward paying the man at the water box. And it saved me enough to pay for next week where they must want my chump change more Not worthy
 
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And I will be racing next week at a track that has a web site after not being at one today that does not. But for the one that does not, it may of only cost them a couple of hundred but that would have gone a long way toward paying the man at the water box. And it saved me enough to pay for next week where they must want my chump change more Not worthy


Any you just touched on the reason that some tracks only use facebook.....it's no cost.
I finally caved and went facebooking mostly because I would miss late changes at the local track. And my wife got tired of me asking her to look at their facebook page for me.
Facebook is as much of a waste of time as you allow it to be.


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Seems to be a lot of tracks suddenly taking an interest in safety requirements. I've seen tracks in my area suddenly being concerned in people wearing helmets while going down the track. Tracks even requiring helmets no matter the speed or ET of the car. Tracks even watching for removal of safety equipment too soon.

Again, saying nothing and doing nothing is how we got here. The fatality and the reasons for it at Farmington should be a defining moment, a turning point in our sport, but won’t be as long as tracks and promoters look the other way when it comes to enforcement of safety equipment and rules. Allowing racers to police themselves is allowing them to do as they chose and disregard the rules as they see fit.
 
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For what its worth D4 was checking everyone's helmets last weekend in the lanes at Noble. I hear they confiscated over 20 expired helmets. I guess they kept them until after the race because I got a text reminding everyone to pick up their helmets from the NHRA trailer.
 
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They got 27 helmets in Phoenix. You guys who don't have an updated one might think about it before you head to an NHRA race.


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Good to hear but the problem isn’t so much at NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Race Series events but rather bracket races and big $ races at that.

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I just wanted to know if tracks around the country had reacted or if it was just around here immediately after the death. Funny how these tracks are very lenient over the last decades as far as safety and little or no inspections and suddenly they are concerned with one aspect.
 
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For what its worth D4 was checking everyone's helmets last weekend in the lanes at Noble. I hear they confiscated over 20 expired helmets. I guess they kept them until after the race because I got a text reminding everyone to pick up their helmets from the NHRA trailer.


Does IHRA have the same requirements?


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I just wanted to know if tracks around the country had reacted or if it was just around here immediately after the death. Funny how these tracks are very lenient over the last decades as far as safety and little or no inspections and suddenly they are concerned with one aspect.


After Doug’s crash at Pomona they were checking helmets at Phoenix. As Cash said, a bunch were out of spec. They also checked belts, suit, hans, net etc…. Think I mentioned that earlier sorry…


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I guess I didn't add the word helmet. Is IHRA the same?


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Over the weekend at the Vegas National, I talked to a racer that was installing new belts. The ones in the car Expired last October. He raced at every national and div & race since. Said he was just "getting around to it".


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Over the weekend at the Vegas National, I talked to a racer that was installing new belts. The ones in the car Expired last October. He raced at every national and div & race since. Said he was just "getting around to it".



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Over the weekend at the Vegas National, I talked to a racer that was installing new belts. The ones in the car Expired last October. He raced at every national and div & race since. Said he was just "getting around to it".


I don't see an outdated expiration date being remotely close to not wearing or removing safety gear.
 
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Barry, I'm good, just too fat! See everybody at the Vegas division race this weekend.


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LVMS has been checking and confiscating helmets since the year started. I know they grabbed a few at a recent bracket event here. So be forewarned if you plan on making the fling. Not that you should have to be reminded.


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LVMS has been checking and confiscating helmets since the year started. I know they grabbed a few at a recent bracket event here. So be forewarned if you plan on making the fling. Not that you should have to be reminded.


My brother told me they noticed them sniffing around everybody's helmets in the lanes. They have the dark gray Arrow. He said he talked to you for a few.


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Barry, I'm good, just too fat! See everybody at the Vegas division race this weekend.


Won’t be there sorry.. things beyond our control. No biggie we’ll catch up!


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I guess I didn't add the word helmet. Is IHRA the same?


IHRA rules are pretty much the same as NHRA's. I did notice that the slower end (11.49 to 13.99), older helmets were allowed for a few seasons, but that seems to have changed to be consistent across all ETs under 13.99.


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Checking for helmet dates, to make it look like they are doing "safety inspections". If you have a good helmet and shoulder harness is 6" below your shoulders so you could compress your spine in a hard impact....my guess is they let you run.
Doing the helmet confiscation is just eye candy to make it look like it is a safety issue, it's the easiest thing to do and could possible help in court if they end up there, nothing more. Has literally nothing to do with "safety" as those older helmets have not be tested to see if they fail, they just needed to make sure the helmet industry, and safety equip mfgs stayed financially viable.

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I guess something is wrong with me, but if anybody tries to confiscate my helmet (or anything else) that is my personal property that I paid for, we're going to end up in an unpleasant situation.

Tell me I can't race till I get a better helmet, ask me to leave, whatever, but confiscating helmets? Good luck with that.


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