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  • Rollover protection for TDE Events

    For those of you who have participated in a TDE event this year, were the stock rollover hoops sufficient to pass the new 2009 rules for convertibles? Thinking about registering for the event at Harris Hill on April 18-19.

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    As I interpret the rules, as long as your helmet is below a broomstick placed level on the windshield header, you should be o.k. Maybe others will chime in and further clarify the rule.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Geo02s2k View Post
      As I interpret the rules, as long as your helmet is below a broomstick placed level on the windshield header, you should be o.k. Maybe others will chime in and further clarify the rule.
      That's my understanding also. Since the A-pillar and windshield frame are considered factory rollover protection, then the broomstick test on the windshield frame is the rule. The broomstick is level with the ground and does not have to touch the roll hoops behind the seat.

      PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOT AN OFFICIAL SOURCE OR AUTHORITY ON THIS RULE.

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      • #4
        That is my understanding as well. But you should write Rick at TDE and ask. Even better if you put on a helmet, sit in the car, place a broomstick up as suggested and take a picture.

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        • #5
          when i talked to rick before the Jan 24/25 event this was my thought

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          • #6
            I think this rule was in effect at the March meet and all of the S2ks pretty much met the standard. Best to, as was suggested, take a picture and contact Rick to be sure.

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            • #7
              It may be different in the US under SCCA but in Canada under CASC this is the rule for roll bars. I believe it's in line with FIA?

              2.2 INSIDE DIMENSIONS
              The top of main hoop of the roll cage shall be a minimum of 2in above the top of the Driver's helmet
              when the Driver is sitting in a normal driving position, or shall be located as near the roof as
              possible in closed Cars. The top of the main hoop shall not be more than 10in behind the back of
              the Driver's helmet when the Driver is sitting in a normal driving position. A straight line drawn from
              the top of the main hoop to the top of the front hoop shall pass over the Driver's helmet.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jasonoff View Post
                It may be different in the US under SCCA but in Canada under CASC this is the rule for roll bars. I believe it's in line with FIA?

                2.2 INSIDE DIMENSIONS
                The top of main hoop of the roll cage shall be a minimum of 2in above the top of the Driver's helmet
                when the Driver is sitting in a normal driving position, or shall be located as near the roof as
                possible in closed Cars. The top of the main hoop shall not be more than 10in behind the back of
                the Driver's helmet when the Driver is sitting in a normal driving position. A straight line drawn from
                the top of the main hoop to the top of the front hoop shall pass over the Driver's helmet.
                Yes.

                The OP, however, is referring to the rules posted by The Driver's Edge, a HPDE school that runs events in Texas. They issued new rules earlier this year regarding the minimum safety qualifications for convertibles run at their events.

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                • #9
                  I've inquired with Rick at TDE. Awaiting response.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.thedriversedge.net/droptop.htm

                    Unless your feakishly tall, you'll be fine.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by phm14 View Post
                      http://www.thedriversedge.net/droptop.htm

                      Unless your feakishly tall, you'll be fine.
                      Yup, that's what Rick said.

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                      • #12
                        Safety is a important, but event organizers aren't likely to turn away that much revenue!
                        Chris



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