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Safety Rules

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2015 AMRA SAFETY RULES

 

Disclaimer: Drivers and Passengers Must Sign the AMRA\Track Owner’s Waiver Before Racing Is Allowed. The American Mud Racing Association (AMRA)'s Primary Interests are to Promote the Extreme Sport of Mud Racing as a Major Motor Sport. Please Note However, that The AMRA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTEES THAT COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES AS WRITTEN OR ANY ADDENDUMS TO THOSE RULES WILL GUARANTEE AGAINST INJURY OR DEATH TO SPECTATORS, PARTICIPANTS, OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

Close Observance of these Standards Set forth in these Rules and Regulations are an Important Fundamental. The Standards Set Forth by the AMRA will Serve as Guidelines based upon Experience and Professional Mud Racing. These Rules and Regulations Constitute the Minimum Standards for Competition and are Intended as a Guide for the Conduct of the Sport. The Primary Responsibility for Safe Condition and Operation of Mud Racing Vehicles in Competition Rests with the Vehicle Owner and Driver. EVERYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPORT MUST SHARE THE TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MUD RACE'S PROGRESS. MUD RACING IS A HIGH RISK EXTREME ACTIVITY. THINK SAFETY FIRST! 

 

Situations May Arise that Are Not Covered in these Policies, Rules and Regulations. In All Cases, If Limitations Are Not Spelled Out, It Does Not Mean You Can Make Unlisted Modifications. A Ruling Will Be Made By the Event Sponsor, Consistent with Rulings, In Situations of the Same Nature.

 It is the driver’s responsibility to assure that all safety rules are met.

 

SAFETY

The Tech Official Has the Right to Disqualify Any Vehicle on the Basis of Its Safety Features at the Tech Inspection. If You Do Not Pass Safety Tech, You Cannot Race!

 

1a). STOCK must have a 4-Point Roll Cage in the Cab Welded to Frame. A 6-Point Roll Cage Is Recommended. Tubing Must Be a Minimum of 1.5” Diameter. The Basic Purpose of the Roll Cage is to Protect the Driver & Passenger if the Vehicle Turns Over, Runs into an Obstacle, or is Struck by Another Vehicle. It Shall Be Designed to Withstand Compression Forces from the Weight of the Vehicle Coming Down on the Rollover Structure and to take Fore/Aft and Lateral Loads Resulting from the Vehicle Sliding on its Rollover Structure. NOTE: Roll Bars/Sport Bars in the Bed of the Vehicle Are Not Considered an Acceptable Substitute for a Roll Cage.

 

1b). SUPER STOCK, MODIFIED, & SUPER MODIFIED must have a 6-Point Roll Cage in the Cab Welded to Frame. Tubing Must Be a Minimum of 1.5” Diameter. The Basic Purpose of the Roll Cage is to Protect the Driver & Passenger if the Vehicle Turns Over, Runs into an Obstacle, or is Struck by Another Vehicle. It Shall Be Designed to Withstand Compression Forces from the Weight of the Vehicle Coming Down on the Rollover Structure and to take Fore/Aft and Lateral Loads Resulting from the Vehicle Sliding on its Rollover Structure. NOTE: Roll Bars/Sport Bars in the Bed of the Vehicle Are Not Considered an Acceptable Substitute for a Roll Cage.

 

 

2. In Super Stock, Modified, & Super Modified Classes, the Roll Cage Must Include Two (2) Half Inch (.5 Inch) Round Tubing Front Windshield Bars. Windshield Bars Must Span from the Top Roll Cage Bar to the Lower Roll Cage Bar to Keep the Windshield from Coming into the Cab in the Event of an Accident. The Lower Roll Cage Bar Can Be Over or Under the Dash. Welding to the Firewall Is Acceptable. Welded Attachments Only – No Other Types of Attachments Allowed. Must Be ˝ inch Round or Square Tubing and Welded In Place. Must Be Round Tubing and Welded In Place. (No Bolt-In Types, No Nylon Window Straps, and No Rebar Allowed).

 

3. Doors May Be Trimmed for Roll Cage, But Not Gutted. "Gutted" Refers to Excessive Removal of the Interior Above and Beyond That Which Is Required for the Roll Cage And/Or Other Specific Rules of Class.

 

4. Door Gutting Is Not Allowed Unless Interior Side Protection Tubes/Horizontal Roll Cage Door Bars Are Installed. The Window Glass, Window Regulator, & Inner Door Trim Panel May Be Removed Only If It Interferes with the Installation of These Side Protection Door Bars. Inside & Outside Door Latch/Lock Mechanisms Must Be Operational. Doors Must Be Able to Securely Open & Close.

 

5. In Modified, & Super Modified Classes, All Stock Automotive Glass Must Be Removed from Vehicle (No Stock Type Glass Allowed in Windshield, Doors, Side Windows, or Back Window). Driver’s Compartment Must Be Separated from Rear of Vehicle. Front Windshield and Back Window Protection Must Be in All Trucks - Speed Glass or Lexan ONLY.

 

6. In Super Modified & Modified Classes, Mud Flaps Must Be on the Rear of All Vehicles. DOT Approved Material or .25 Inch Thick Rubber Must Be Fastened Securely to Rear of the Vehicle and Cover the Entire Width of the Tires. No Strapping or Self-Tapping Screws Are Allowed.

 

7. In Super Modified Class, All Tires Must Be Covered with Metal or Fiberglass Fenders the Entire Width of the Tires and Must Be Covered with Mud Flaps.

 

8. A Minimum 4-Point SFI Harness Is Required in Stock & Super Stock Classes for any rider or driver during competition. A Minimum 5-Point SFI Harness Is Required in Modified & Super Modified Classes for any rider or driver during competition.

 

9. On/Off Battery Disconnect Switch Is Required at the Rear on the Passenger Side. The Switch Must Be Located a Minimum of Twelve (12) Inches to a Maximum of Twenty-Four (24) Inches from the Side and a Maximum of Twelve (12) Inches from the Rear. Snell SA Rated Helmet Required in ALL Classes. Full-Face Helmet Is Recommended.

 

10. Neck Collar Is Recommended in ALL Classes.

 

11. Fire Retardant Jacket with a SFI 3.2A/1 Rating Is Recommended for ALL Classes.

 

12. Drivers & Passengers Are Required to Wear Shirts & Long Pants When Participating in a Race. Protective Foot Covering Is Required. Shoes Should Be Buckled or Laced. Boots Are Acceptable. No Shirt, No Shoes, No Pants, No Race!

 

13. A ribbon-type or mesh-type window net is mandatory in ANY truck participating. Window net is required ONLY on driver side when driver is only participant in vehicle. Window net is required on both the driver side & the passenger side when driver and passenger are participants in the vehicle. Window net must be securely mounted to the roll cage with permanent attachment at the bottom. All attachment points and net design must be in an attempt to protect the driver & rider from contact with the track surface or any other contact outside of roll cage. All window nets must be of the design to prevent driver’s or riders body parts from protruding outside the confines of the roll cage when window net in place for competition. Net to be a minimum of 225 sq in.

 

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