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Old 01-15-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Safety/Cage Requirements - 1/8 mile compared to 1/4 mile

I searched and came up empty.
Wondering how safety items are regulated when racing 1/8 mile.
I mainly thinking about a cage, but also wondering about a parachute and other safety items.
Yes I understand safety is important but if I didn't have to have a 25.5 or 25.3 cage racing in x275 might be a little more feasible.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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You say feasible and I say " What is your life worth ? " Cant remember the guys name , David was his first name , ran in ORSCA . He hit the wall at about 150 , a sign pole and some other shit along the way . Broke his back and some other injuries . I will bet he was glad to pay a little extra to live . It does amaze me that a guy has no problem dropping $20k + in a motor but wants to get cheap when it comes to saving their lifes , just unfuckinbelievable !
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:36 PM   #3
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What do the rules say for 1/8th mile?
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:45 PM   #4
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You say feasible and I say " What is your life worth ? " Cant remember the guys name , David was his first name , ran in ORSCA . He hit the wall at about 150 , a sign pole and some other shit along the way . Broke his back and some other injuries . I will bet he was glad to pay a little extra to live . It does amaze me that a guy has no problem dropping $20k + in a motor but wants to get cheap when it comes to saving their lifes , just unfuckinbelievable !

I can see 20K on a power plant or drive train. But pay 20K willingly for the Paint job and then complain about the $750 now mandatory Hans device has me baffled.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:08 PM   #5
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That too , I am just saying $7500 dollars or so is well worth the price to walk away and live through a bad accident .
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:12 PM   #6
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It is my understanding that there is no SFI spec required until 4.49
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That would be somewhere around 6.70 in the 1/4 . That takes a 25.3 @ 3600# or 25.2 @ 3200 # .
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We all know the importance of safety. Question is, what is NHRA/IHRA rules for 1/8 mile as far as chassis is concerned. I can't find that info anywhere either.
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I think a 8.50 cert cage is good up to 5.30 in the 1/8 something like that.
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We all know the importance of safety. Question is, what is NHRA/IHRA rules for 1/8 mile as far as chassis is concerned. I can't find that info anywhere either.
It is my understanding anything from 6.39-4.49 1/8th only requires a sportsman cert. Those quicker than 4.49 require an SFI spec chassis. <--NHRA
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:50 PM   #11
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You say feasible and I say " What is your life worth ? " Cant remember the guys name , David was his first name , ran in ORSCA . He hit the wall at about 150 , a sign pole and some other shit along the way . Broke his back and some other injuries . I will bet he was glad to pay a little extra to live . It does amaze me that a guy has no problem dropping $20k + in a motor but wants to get cheap when it comes to saving their lifes , just unfuckinbelievable !
i was at phoenix city that night david ran off the track and flipped and took out the guide wire and killed all power to the strip . that was a ugly fast wreck / definately saved by the cage !!!
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:29 PM   #12
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if your looking to run at the top of the pack in 275 a 25.5 should be minimum. most are going 140+ in the 1/8 and god forbid anything was to happen, you would pay anything for a good cage.

as for your question i don't think nhra has specs for 1/8 mile, most tracks have thier own rules as to what you need.

get an sfi book and do the cage yourself or have a welder buddy help you. the 25.5 spec isn't as complicated as it seems.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:27 PM   #13
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i was at phoenix city that night david ran off the track and flipped and took out the guide wire and killed all power to the strip . that was a ugly fast wreck / definately saved by the cage !!!
Yeah it didnt look pretty at all !
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8.50 cert if going faster than 6.39! chute if faster than 135mph in the 1/8th
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:37 PM   #15
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all i could find was , and again I'm not 100 % sure is 25.5 min. i think 8.50 for X is not enough , but thats just me
as mentioned about , it's your life , really think about it
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