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SAFETY RULE UPDATES - PLEASE READ!!

2017 HELMET RULES

Types of Legal Helmets Explained

Helmets are mandatory for driver of any car running 13.99 seconds or quicker. Helmet can be either an open-face or a fullface helmet meeting Snell M2010, SA2010,   SA2015 or 31.1/2010, 31.1/2015, 41.1/2010, or 41.1/2015 certification. Drivers faster than 9.99 must utilize a full-face helmet.

ALL drivers must have a helmet.  Cars running 14.00 and slower may use a D.O.T. rental helmet from the souvenir store, or bring their own.   This is an NHRA and NJ state rule.

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The NHRA 2017 Rule Book Reads as follows for Helmets and Goggles:
As outlined under Class Requirements, drivers in all classes, including motorcycles, must wear a helmet meeting Snell or SFI Specifications.
SFI Spec 31.1A = Snell SA, open-face helmet
SFI Spec 31.2A = Snell SA, full-face helmet
SFI Spec 41.1A = Snell M or K, open-face helmet
SFI Spec 41.2A = Snell M or K, full-face helmet

Effective Jan. 1, 2008, full face helmet mandatory on all cars 9.99 or quicker. See Individual Class Requirements for additional requirements. Shield mandatory 7.49 & quicker.
E.T. cars (13.99 or quicker) must use a helmet meeting Snell 2010, or 2015 Specs. Drivers in supercharged, front-engine, open-bodied cars and Funny Cars must wear a helmet meeting Snell SA2010, SA2015 or SFI 31.1A, 31.2A, or 31.1/2010 or 2015 Specs. See Class Requirements.

NHRA Helmet Expiration Dates

Label Expires Label Expires
Snell 2010 1/1/2022 SFI 31.1 & 41.1/2010 1/1/2022
Snell 2015 1/1/2027 SFI 31.1 & 41.1/2015 1/1/2027
SFI 24.1/2010 (JDRL only) 1/1/2017
SFI 24.1/2015 (JDRL only) 1/1/2022
Snell CMR 2007 (JDRL only) 1/1/2019
Snell CMS 2007 (JDRL only) 1/1/2019

Modifications to helmet/shield are prohibited. All helmets must have the appropriate certification sticker affixed inside the helmet.

ALL POWER ADDER RACERS WITH N0N-OEM/FACTORY POWER ADDERS IE:SUPERCHARGERS,TURBOCHARGERS,OR THE USE OF NITROUS. SECTION 1A,PAGE 65 OF THE 2009 NHRA RULEBOOK READS AS FOLLOWS. "10.00(*6.40 1/8 MILE) AND SLOWER; ALL E.T.NON-OEM SUPERCHARGER,NON-OEM TURBOCHARGED, OR NITROUS-EQUIPPED CARS WITH AN OEM OR .024-INCH STEEL FIREWALL: JACKET MEETING SFI SPEC 3.2A/1 MANDATORY. " THESE JACKETS ARE AFFORDABLE. THIS RULE WILL BE ENFORCED!

RACERS CAN GO TO THE RACEWAY PARK SOUVENIER STAND OR TO OUR ONLINE STORE WWW.RACEWAYPARKSTORE.COM

If you have any questions, please send an email to Director of Technical Inspection, Paul Bailey at pbailey@racewaypark.com or you may go to racewaypark.com or call 732-446-7800.