ATTENTION ALL OF OUR FACTORY STREET CAR RACERS:
There have been some changes in the IHRA rulebook that are to your advantage. The changes are as follows (applies to 2008 and newer cars):Street Legal – To address the Tesla Model S Plaid, Demon, tuned up Hellcats and other street legal vehicles that are currently running quicker than 10.00, we have moved the ET break for Street Legal to 9.00 and 145mph.
We have also removed the restriction of these vehicles being limited to all street legal events, as it has been in the past.
Street Legal vehicles running 9.99 and quicker will have to have 3.2-5 jacket and pants, 3.3 neck collar in addition to the 2010 and up helmet along with a valid IHRA membership & competition license due to the vehicle running 9.99 or quicker.
These changes have been made to address the advancements in performance from some of the newer vehicles, to include the electric vehicles in this category.
Below are how the Street Legal rules read:9.00 and slower 1/4 mile or 6.00 and slower 1/8 mile Up to 145mph. This group is limited to any 2008 or newer foreign or domestic production type internal combustion or electric automobile with unaltered OEM safety equipment, proof of registration and valid state or provincial license plates.
The vehicles OEM installed antilock brakes, airbag functions, stability control and seat belts as well as all other OEM safety related systems must be always functional as per manufacturer specifications. OEM tires and wheels are not mandatory; however all tires must be DOT approved models.
These vehicles may run provided all the criteria listed within this section are verified prior to participation.2008 OEM model year and newer production cars running 9.00 (1/4 mile) and 6.00 (1/8 mile) and slower, or up to 145 mph do not have to meet the requirements and specifications for the ET break safety rules except for the above and following:
Convertibles and T-top entries must meet the minimum specifications listed in the ET break section for roll bar and roll cage requirement. Vehicles must pass all state highway safety requirements in which the vehicle is registered prior to acceptance. SN, SA, M or K-2010 or newer helmet mandatory on all entries running 13.99 (1/4 mile) and 8.59 (1/8 mile) or quicker.
A minimum of an SFI 3.2A-5 Jacket, and Pants and a 3.3 neck collar are mandatory for vehicles running 9.99 (1/4 mile) and 6.49 (1/8 mile) or quicker.
The IHRA rulebook is available for free online here: https://www.ihra.com/…/IHRA…/2022_IHRA_RuleBook.pdf