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NHRA RULE BOOK AMMENDMENT

SECTION 11A: STOCK CARS, BODY: 7,

WINDSHIED, WINDOWS (Page 11)
(1/18/23)

Temporary or permanent shielding, that obstructs the driver’s vision (e.g., blinders, staging aids) is
prohibited; Unaltered OEM sun visor mounted in OEM location permitted. See General Regulations 7:8.

HELMET - OPEN OR CLOSED FACE HELMETS
Taping or similar modifications to the helmet or helmet shield that reduces the driver’s field of vision prohibited.

 
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Stupid! Another case of the governing body listening to the whining of the vocal minority who can’t turn on a win light. The NHRA sure knows how to step on its dyck.
 
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My FJ truck had some neat blinders mounted to roll bar that went up a down like a sun visor….l looks like this would work
 
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My FJ truck had some neat blinders mounted to roll bar that went up a down like a sun visor….l looks like this would work

I had the same in the Firebird.
 
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Stupid! Another case of the governing body listening to the whining of the vocal minority who can’t turn on a win light. The NHRA sure knows how to step on its dyck.



EXACTLY!!


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But hey on a good note, NHRA did away with TD/TS minimum weight rule so we don't have to cross the scales anymore Big Grin . Also TS can run a screw blower if they choose to now. Both were stupid rules with 6.10 being the limiting factor
 
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I don’t see the big deal and think the banning of tape or blocking on face shields is good. OEM sun visors are easily installed if wanted. This doesn’t stop one from holding their hand out in front of them to block the tree.
 
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I think it is rather silly but can see why they did it. Some people have windshield almost completely covered with stickers to block the tree.

I thought it was already a rule they could not have anything blocking view on windshield and they were not enforcing it.

I agree with getting rid of having to weigh car in Top Dragster and allowing screw blowers. It is a Bracket race, who cares what it weighs? And screw blowers will allow them to make more power with less stress on rotating assembly so to me that is a good thing.


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I don’t see the big deal and think the banning of tape or blocking on face shields is good. OEM sun visors are easily installed if wanted. This doesn’t stop one from holding their hand out in front of them to block the tree.


It doesn’t matter to me since these rules only apply to Stock and Super Stock, but the faster cars with a full halo probably can’t use a factory sun visor.


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I don’t see the big deal and think the banning of tape or blocking on face shields is good. OEM sun visors are easily installed if wanted. This doesn’t stop one from holding their hand out in front of them to block the tree.


^^^This^^^ Nor does it prevent from holding something in your hand to block the tree.

I don't currently use blinders & don't care about racers who chose to use them. I've experimented with different ways to blind the tree.

2BKING: If I chose to blind the tree, I'm sure I could win that way also. Consistent winners will figure out how to win by adapting to rules/conditions dealt to them. Wink


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It doesn’t matter to me since these rules only apply to Stock and Super Stock, but the faster cars with a full halo probably can’t use a factory sun visor.



So bracket racers can still use blockers ?


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Markemark - correct. stock bodied cars, basically door cars. I'd say Jason Cone's alterd is exempt
 
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I believe it applies to Stock (OEM Sun Visor permitted) but also references this is part of the General Regulations Section 21 Page 35 7:8 WINDSHIELD, WINDOWS which applies to all door cars.

7:8 WINDSHIELD, WINDOWS
Windshields and/or windows on all cars, when called for
under Class Requirements, must be of safety glass, Plexiglas,
Lexan, or other shatterproof material, minimum 1/8-inch thick.
Windshields may not be attached with self-locking fastener
buttons. In all Camping World Drag Racing Series and Lucas Oil
Drag Racing Series vehicles, windshields and/or windows must
be clear, without tinting or coloring, except factory-tinted safety
glass. In all other applications,
windshield/window tint must
meet the applicable state requirements. Windshield/window
must be in good condition and free from cracks. Competition
number decals are permitted
on any window, windshield or
backlite, except as noted in Class Requirements. Tape of
any kind prohibited on any windshield
or window. The use of
any temporary or permanent shielding, including paint, that
obstructs the driver’s vision (e.g., blinders, staging aids) and that
is attached to the helmet, window or windshield is prohibited.
Permitted shielding not to exceed 4 inches by 8 inches is
permitted at this time provided that (a) it has a permanent
attachment to the vehicle, such that it requires tools for removal,
and (b) that the shielding is deemed safe by the driver in the
driver’s judgment and so long as the driver can demonstrate
to technical inspectors that the purpose of the modification
is to reduce distraction in the driver’s field of vision. By using
such a shield, the driver acknowledges and agrees that the
driver deems such modification safe in the driver’s judgment
consistent with the driver’s obligations in Section 1, Participant
Agreements and Administrative and Procedural Rules, set forth
above, and that the shield does not impair or interfere with the
safe operation of the driver’s vehicle. Tape, tie straps, binder
clips, hook-and-loop fasteners, glue, etc. are prohibited for
attachment purposes. Vehicle-mounted shielding is allowed to
pivot as long as it remains permanently attached. See General
Regulations 10:7.

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I believe what they are explaining in 7:8 WINDSHIELD, WINDOWS where they write....

“Permitted shielding not to exceed 4 inches by 8 inches is
permitted at this time provided that (a) it has a permanent
attachment to the vehicle, such that it requires tools for removal,
and (b)” ………………. “Vehicle-mounted shielding is allowed to
pivot as long as it remains permanently attached.”

....is that you can have a non OEM type Visor Like shield 4”X 8” that pivots. To me this would be the equivalent of an OEM Sun Visor
 
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I believe what they are explaining in 7:8 WINDSHIELD, WINDOWS where they write....

“Permitted shielding not to exceed 4 inches by 8 inches is
permitted at this time provided that (a) it has a permanent
attachment to the vehicle, such that it requires tools for removal,
and (b)” ………………. “Vehicle-mounted shielding is allowed to
pivot as long as it remains permanently attached.”

....is that you can have a non OEM type Visor Like shield 4”X 8” that pivots. To me this would be the equivalent of an OEM Sun Visor


That’s not how I interpret the amendment at all, specific to Stock and Super Stock. It specifically states that only the unaltered sun visor mounted in OEM location is permitted. The General Regulation that you quoted has not been amended.

SECTION 11A: STOCK CARS, BODY: 7, WINDSHIED, WINDOWS (Page 11)
(1/18/23)
All windows and windshields must be clear except for factory tinted safety glass, and be in good condition. Windows must be operative, but closed during competition. Factory back glass on a truck may be replaced with Plexiglas, Lexan, or other shatterproof material, minimum 1/8-inch thick, to permit the use of the back brace bars on a roll bar or roll cage. Temporary or permanent shielding, that obstructs the driver’s vision (e.g., blinders, staging aids) is prohibited; Unaltered OEM sun visor mounted in OEM location permitted.
See General Regulations 7:8.


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^^^^^^^^ Agreed. The OEM only visor applies to Stock/ Super Stock. But everything in General Regulations 7:8 applies as well to Stock / Super Stock.

In Super Pro / Pro/ Sportsman,

WINDSHIELD, WINDOWS
Altereds, dragsters: Optional. Windscreen mandatory. See
General Regulations 7:7, 7:8.
Stock-bodied vehicles: Mandatory, must be in good condition
and free from cracks. May be replaced with shatterproof
material, 1/8-inch-minimum thickness. OEM windshield may not
be cut for scoops, carb, etc. Windshield/window tint must meet
the applicable state requirements. Windows must be closed
Section 4A, page 7 Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman
during races, need not be operable. Decals permitted on rear
quarter and rear window only. See General Regulations 7:8.

Everything in General Regulations 7:8 applies.
 
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This NHRA posted this update on Racer.com

NHRA tech department clarifies recent rule change for blinders in Stock and Super Stock
Jan. 20, 2023



The purpose of the rule change was due to incidents that have occurred in the pits, to reduce these incidents/concerns we were asked to prohibit the use of blinders in classes where we have experienced incidents in the pits due to the use of blinders. Discovery of blinders/staging aids could be cause for disqualification of run, regardless of whether infraction occurs during qualifying or eliminations; at the sole and absolute discretion of NHRA.
 
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NHRA tech department clarifies recent rule change for blinders in Stock and Super Stock
Jan. 20, 2023



The purpose of the rule change was due to incidents that have occurred in the pits, to reduce these incidents/concerns we were asked to prohibit the use of blinders in classes where we have experienced incidents in the pits due to the use of blinders. Discovery of blinders/staging aids could be cause for disqualification of run, regardless of whether infraction occurs during qualifying or eliminations; at the sole and absolute discretion of NHRA.


That can't be right according to the 2nd post!

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Stupid! Another case of the governing body listening to the whining of the vocal minority who can’t turn on a win light. The NHRA sure knows how to step on its dyck.


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