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 on: Today at 02:12:10 AM 
Started by Happy Pappy - Last post by Dynoroom
The 2018 SCTA Rule book WILL have a revision on the rule regarding arm restraints. Mainly regarding the "D" rings used on many types of restraints. The D rings have been shown to fail so they will no longer be allowed.
Regarding sewed in type restraints use common sense, if the restraint is near the elbow & your arm can exit the plane of the roll cage you will not be allowed to run.
The "slip" type adjuster used by some competitors will also no longer be allowed. If you don't know what the slip type of restraint is you don't need to worry about it. 
What the SCTA is looking for is a "three bar" adjuster similar to whats used on your seat belts

 on: Today at 02:01:30 AM 
Started by Jack Gifford - Last post by Jack Gifford
Anybody have an out-dated LTA rulebook they would sell or donate to me?

 on: Today at 01:58:38 AM 
Started by fastesthonda_jim - Last post by Jack Gifford
Since starting to read this thread, I had forgotten all about the fact that some motorsports already use radio-control kill switches. Monster truck shows is one example- contestants and all other personnel have gotten quite accustomed to  it. And of course in pulling, kill switches tethered to the sled have been there since day one.
What would the primary objections be at El Mirage to remote kill switches?

 on: Today at 01:42:40 AM 
Started by Jack Gifford - Last post by Jack Gifford
Thanks for the replies.
Jim- sent you an email.
Littleliner- I've started reading the online LTA rules. But I'll still be looking for a printed copy, which is easier for me to compare with the SCTA book.
I'll run F/BFL, if anyone wants to point out differences from SCTA rules (in ECTA and LTA) for that class.

 on: Today at 01:39:02 AM 
Started by NathanStewart - Last post by NathanStewart
Anyone making the haul to either SoCal or Utah from the Milwaukee area any time in the near-ish future?

 on: Today at 01:01:07 AM 
Started by fastesthonda_jim - Last post by Beef Stew
donpearsall said: The solution must be one that allows for bonafide runaway vehicles or driver/riders having medical problems.

I'd like to throw this out for discussion.  I'm not married to it, but we seem to be grasping for solutions, and this probably wouldn't be a total fix.

A radio controlled stop light installed in every vehicle operated by an SCTA official at the end of the course.  Someone blows past the end too hot, the official hits the switch to let the racer know they're done.

If runaways are the concern, make it a two-channel radio, put in a relay and make the second channel a kill switch.

They get the red light, they're expected to slow down.  They show no intention of slowing down, the official shuts 'em down.

Actually, the idea of a remote kill switch might be good in the event of an accident where the engine is still running and the driver is unconcious.  Still quite a few mechanical fuel pumps around.

Wouldn't work at Bonneville where you have more than one course - might work at Elmo?

The one argument I won't accept is that it would be too expensive.  If you're forbidden to race, then you're sitting on piles of cash that has virtually no value.

fastesthonda_jim had a GPS speedometer on the Barnyard Bearcat about 10 years ago.

Drivers and crews have used cellphones during runs at Bonneville.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Apple Watch for monitoring strokes, heart-attacks, whatever.

F1 teams monitor all 20 cars in a race, and can tell their drivers if the car is having a problem.

The technology exists for both the race teams and the SCTA to know the speed of the car (has s/he lifted, is s/he still accelerating), the drivers health (has s/he had a heart-attack), to killing the engine and releasing 'chute, on multiple cars on multiple courses. 

Because all of this tech already exists, it should be relatively easy to make a single program that ties it all together. From  voice communications with the driver to controlling a remote kill-switch, if the driver is incapacitated.

 on: December 16, 2017, 11:13:21 PM 
Started by Happy Pappy - Last post by Stainless1
Order what you want.... don't worry about the future possible rules... worst case, you have to cut your sewn off and go to standalone sometime...
The arm restraint is there to keep your arms attached to you in a crash.... don't want them outside the protected area.  If you can do that at the upper forearm or the wrist does no matter.... it is about keeping them inside.

 on: December 16, 2017, 10:54:17 PM 
Started by Jack Gifford - Last post by LittleLiner
The 2016 version of the LTA rule book is online -

What class or classes are you planning to run?   Maybe someone can offer some help on a particular class - rule wise - for ECTA and/or LTA.

 on: December 16, 2017, 10:15:55 PM 
Started by wobblywalrus - Last post by wobblywalrus
The dyno room is torn down at the Triumph shop and the dyno is for sale.  Lack of demand for its services is the big reason.  Far fewer folks are doing hop-up and the new performance modifications come with appropriate EFI map changes.  It is "plug and play" for the average customer.  It looks like I need to find a new shop to do the dyno work.


 on: December 16, 2017, 08:31:02 PM 
Started by wobblywalrus - Last post by wobblywalrus
Dynojet dynamometer Model 250i with eddy brake.  Weight is 2,400#  $12,000  In Beaverton, Oregon.  This is the dyno used to tune my Triumph so I know it works.  Send a PM to the Walrus is interested.

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