I got through tech today at Fontana. I brought pictures of the bare frame plus some in the go cart stage. This tech guy has been turning away our cars for a long time without even looking at them. Today I've learned that he had witnessed a fairly serious crash with a replica from another company where some of the main structural support system was fiberglass. It appeared that he thought they were all built the same. I wouldn't have made it without the photos.
Thank you Factory Five!
For those who may not have seen my earlier thread, I put in a full width roll bar and a door bar on the driver's side.
The second photo shows the roll bar painted.
I ran 2 10.5 runs and they never said a word (missed 2nd on my third run).
Thanks Brian! It's in street trim, sort of. I put some MT drag radials on it but I still spun a little in first and second. I think it might be because the track was quite cold and it never really warmed up. I think I have a lot to learn about shifting quicker as well.
My door bar is welded in but I'm fairly certain that it can be removable or swing out if attached property. Check with NHRA or the rulebook for details.
Tommy....what a beast! The tech gave me a similar story about an incident in the past but wasn't even interested in looking around at the chassis. Good for you for having the documentation to get through the door. I hope to join you someday...What a show we'd put on as I squeek a few feet infront of you at the stands only to have you drive right around me by mid track...Great work!
A simple straight forward no frills build, that's my story and I'm sticking to it....or not...
Kevin, my local track states the full width bar is not wide enough. In addition they want a halo for running in the 10's. In the end, the track themselves have the final word. I'll just have to stick to the streets. Cheers.
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