A. General

a. Each competitor is solely responsible for the effectiveness and proper installation, per the manufacturer’s specifications, of personal safety equipment and determining it to be adequate for competition at every event.  Each competitor is expected to investigate and educate themselves for continuing improvement regarding their own personal safety equipment.
b. Different safety regulations may be in place depending on the local and/or state government rules and/or laws and/or regulations in the specific location of the racetrack.  Helmet and seatbelt dates and/or specified equipment requirements, worn, utilized, and/or otherwise may be different than specified in the rulebook.  Contact your local track officials for more information regarding this.
c. Each division section (15 to 24) will cover the General and Specific Safety and Personal Protection minimum requirements.  All participants are solely responsible to meet the requirements in the specific division.

B. Seat Belt and Restraint System

a. Each car must be equipped with a minimum of an SFI 16.1 or SFI 16.5 approved restraint system. The restraint system will be eligible for use in competition until the expiration date or for 2 years from the date of manufacture.  Seat belt restraint systems shall be installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
b. In any type of manufacturer’s installation, the fasteners must be as supplied by the manufacturer.
c. Seat belt material should not be permitted to come in contact with any sharp or metal edge, including when the material passes through the seat.

C. Protective Clothing

a. All drivers will be required to wear a fire-resistant driving uniform meeting minimum of the SFI 3.2A/5 specifications and display a valid SFI 3.2A/5 label on the outside of the uniform.
b. Drivers must wear gloves at all times they are on track.  Driver’s gloves must meet or exceed the SFI 3.3 specification and have a legible and valid SFI 3.3 label.
c. Drivers must wear shoes that meet the minimum of the SFI 3.3 specifications and display a valid SFI 3.3 label.

D. Seats

a. All current seats must be full containment type constructed of aluminum or approved carbon fiber and must adhere to the general design specifications of SFI 39.2 seat construction standards.  The design shall include a comprehensive head surround, shoulder and torso support system, energy impact foam, and removable head foam.
b. Carbon fiber seats must have a current valid SFI 39.2 certification.
c. Up fitting a current seat with bolt-on kits will be permitted with a seat manufacturer-produced kit and an acceptable base seat approved by the seat manufacturer. Components must include a comprehensive head surround, shoulder and torso support system, energy impact foam. Must be installed in accordance with seat manufacturer’s instructions. Combining components may not meet SFI 39.2 Certification.
d. Seats must be used as supplied and installed following instructions provided by the seat manufacturer.
e. If the left-side head surround is 7”-inches or less when measured from the back of the headrest, then a left-side head net meeting the SFI 37.1 must be installed with a quick-release latch. A minimum left side head surround of 4”-inches is required.

E. Helmets

a. All drivers must wear a full-face helmet with a minimum safety rating of FIA 8859-2015, FIA 8860-2018, Snell SA2020, Snell EA2016, Snell SA2015.

F. Head and Neck Restraints

a. Drivers, at all times they are on the track, must have their helmets correctly (following manufacturer’s installation and use instructions) connected to an approved head and neck restraint.
b. The head and neck restraint must be SFI 38.1 approved and display a legible and valid SFI 38.1 label.  Per SFI 38.1 head and neck devices should be recertified every 5 years, this will become mandatory in the near future.

G. Fire Suppression

a. Fire suppression systems are highly recommended.
b. If a fire suppression system is installed it must be installed securely and meet or exceed SFI 17.1 specifications
c. Fire suppression systems may become mandatory in the future with adequate notice.
d. By the first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car event of 2023 fire suppression systems will be required for all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competitors.  Sprint Car Safety Council members are in the process of working with SFI and manufacturers to develop a set of specifications which is anticipated to be completed by May 2021. It is anticipated the specifications will include a required number of nozzle/s and their location, minimum 5lb system, bottle construction, type of mounting hardware, etc. It is recommended that anyone considering a sprint car fire suppression system should wait until the SFI specifications are released before making a purchase. If you intend to install a system before the SFI specification is completed, be aware you may be required to update it when the SFI specification is mandatory in 2023.

H. Other

a. Only SFI 45.1 roll bar padding may be used.  Knee, steering pads, and/or additional padding may be utilized.
b.  All teams should have an easily accessible fire extinguisher or its equivalent in the team’s pit area.