As we can all appreciate, safety is paramount, and we must all play a part in keeping our future stars of the sport safe and protected throughout their journey in Junior Drag Racing.
In keeping with world standards, the IHRA Australia Tech Department has announced that in all Junior Dragster categories (A/JD, B/JD and C/JD) commencing January 1st 2020 drivers will be required to wear a head and neck restraint/system meeting SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858-2002 FIA 8858-2010. The device/system must be commercially produced by a manufacturer in the SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858-2002 FIA 8858-2010 head and neck restraint program. The head and neck restraint device/system, when connected, must conform to the manufacturer’s instructions, and it must be configured, maintained, and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
A head and neck restraint device/system may be used with or without a neck collar. If the device/system is used without a neck collar, a head sock/balaclava or skirted helmet is mandatory.
The IHRA Australia Supplementary Rule App has been updated with Class Reg 28605 being added and Class Reg 28610 being amended.