There will be a ZERO tolerance policy in place for street “drifting” with any logos, stickers, placards, banners, etc on any vehicle. If a Drift Colorado participant’s car is caught doing “illegal” activity on public property, they will be banned from all future events! Please don’t test this ****
*see “Yellow Card” section at the bottom regarding tech “infractions”
- Number rules: You may register up to 3 digits –
Please refrain from registering derogatory or frowned upon numbers i.e. 420, 69, 187 etc.
- Windshield banner and door placards must be in place before the practice starts.
(these will be issued at your first event. You will be charged extra for replacements)
- All cars must pass technical inspection and must have the approved tech stickers.
- Driving suits are NOT required but heavily recommended for tandem. Long pants with close toed shoes & socks are required.
Avoid flammable materials.
- Disqualification from competition or event: registration fees will NOT be refunded
- No sales of ANY kind are allowed without explicit direction of Drift Colorado Ltd.
(this includes Tire changing, water, beer, food, etc) (excludes used tire sales on a per owner basis—no used tire dealers please)
- DOT (singles) or Snell SA2005 or newer required for tandem
- All helmets should be free from cracks or damages –
No painting over Snell rating sticker if it’s displayed on the exterior. (no visible sticker, no tech)
- Full bodied car – bumpers (FRONT AND REAR),
fenders – complete aero is a must, stock is OK too, as long as it’s complete full body.
(you must provide full body at tech to qualify for competition)
- **Exception: practice days or laps; you may remove your bumpers on the practice sessions**
- Stock or after market tow hooks/straps should be present on FRONT and the REAR of the car –
Please paint or mark your tow so they can be easily seen.
If you do not have tow straps, you car is subject to damage during towing (you will be responsible for the damage!)
- All exterior body parts/panels must be completely secured/installed upon start of the competition
- Cars must have a working headlight, driving lights, tail lights, and brake lights
- Front windshield cannot have any cracks larger than a quarter
- Bash bars must be built with other drivers in mind. Please make it safe in the event of a collision.
- Fuel Cell must be firewall enclosed
- All fuel/water/oil lines must be enclosed if running inside the car
- Rear mounted radiators must be shielded/enclosed from cabin/driver
- Accusump must be shielded from the driver if running inside the vehicle
- Engine Accessories must be properly mounted and secured in engine bay
- Heat shielding on oil lines and brake master cylinders required near manifolds and turbos
- Vehicles with fluid leaks will not be allowed to compete
(i.e. if it leaks in the tech line, you will not pass.
Any cars found leaving “puddles” will be removed from driving until repaired.
If you have any oil build up around drivetrain components clean and fix the source of the leak BEFORE the event.)
- Exhaust must extend behind the rear axles (mufflers strongly recommended)
- A Radiator catch can must be in place to collect coolant overflow.
Aftermarket containers shall have a minimum capacity of 1 US Pint or 0.5 Liter.
- Antifreeze coolant is allowed to be used.
(We do recommend not using antifreeze to avoid delays and the ire of your fellow drivers should you have a leak on course!)
Batteries: (kill switch is highly recommended)
- Terminal Insulation - The positive battery terminal MUST BE securely covered
and insulated with an OEM style plastic or rubber cover. Any additional terminals on
the constant hot positive battery and starter cables must also have non conductive insulating covers.
- Mounting - Batteries must be securely fastened with OEM style or better mounting hardware to the vehicle unibody/frame.
- Mounting of Batteries Located in the Driver Compartment -
Batteries mounted in the driver compartment must use heavy duty hardware to prevent the battery from breaking free in a collision.
- Containers for Unsealed Batteries - Any non-sealed wet-cell type battery
relocated from the manufacturer’s original location must be in a non-conductive marine-type container
to protect vehicle occupants from battery fluid spills.
The container must completely enclose the battery and the lid must securely latch.
All the above battery mounting rules still apply.
The battery must be securely fastened to the chassis or frame independent of and inside of the battery container.
The positive terminal(s) must be insulated. Sealed gel cell or dry cell (AGM, Li-ion) type batteries are exempt
from the container requirement.
- Racing seats must be bolted securely and must utilize racing harness and must attach to a harness bar
- Stock seats must use stock seat belts unless stock seats have pass through for racing harness
- Seats must be solidly mounted at 4 points with OEM or conforming size hardware and mounts
for aftermarket and modified seat components. Seat(s) must have a headrest suitable for preventing whiplash.
- Interior must be clean of trash, exposed wires and any obstructions to the drivers.
Small lightweight items such as cell phones may be stored in latching storage compartments.
Open top compartments such as cup holders are not allowed storage areas.
The intent is to prevent loose objects from getting lodged under the pedals or turning into flying hazards during collisions.
- Throttle, brake, and clutch pedals checked for proper operation. Throttle pedal must return to ‘closed’ position properly
and brakes must operate safely.
- Seat belts must be fully mounted with bolts present at all attachment points and free of any visible cuts or fraying.
- Floor mats must be removed from drivers side.
- Any items such as electronic devices must be securely attached. Subwoofers and amplifiers
that are not mounted with hardware suitable for the weight of the component must be removed from the vehicle to pass tech.
- Cameras may not be hand held while the car is on course.
If a hand held camera is observed in use on the track the Grid official must take possession of the camera and hold it
for the remaining duration of the run group. Multiple violations of this rule will result in loss of ride along privileges
for the remainder of the event.
Racing Harnesses (if used):
- Must be DOT or FIA and/or SFI rated
- 4 point harness minimum (5+ point is heavily recommended)
- Shoulder straps must be 3 inch width
- Harnesses must appear in good condition without any fraying or damages
- Lap harnesses must be bolted securely with reinforced eyebolts. Mounting latches must be safety wired
- Shoulder harnesses should be properly secured and wrapped around the harness bar.
- The moving of suspension mounts, pick up points and or steering linkages must be preapproved.
- Sandwich spacers must have equal thread engagement as stud diameter (ie. Nissan 12×1.25 = 9.6 turns)
- No cars will have missing or damaged lugs and or lugnuts.
- No damaged wheels that pose a hazard of the tire suddenly losing pressure (major lip bends, cracks, etc).
- Functioning front and rear brakes.
Ride Along Passenger Equipment Requirements:
If any of the occupant safety equipment does not conform to the rules on the passenger side,
the vehicle is not allowed to take ride along passengers.
Tech officials are required to place an "X" mark on the passenger side of the windshield
that must remain in place for the duration of the event to alert course workers that passengers are not allowed.
Modifying or tampering with the mark to circumvent passenger restriction is punishable by
ejection from the event and immediate escort off the property without refund
TANDEM SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS (in addition to above)
- Must have a race seat with 4 point minimum race harness SFI/DOT/FIA
- Seat does not need to be SFI/FIA compliant if you have an appropriate harness bar installed
Roll cage (tandem specific):
- In regards to roll cage spec size, we suggest you follow Formula D or SCCA specifications.
If it is different than what is spec’d please contact us PRIOR to registration so we may make a judgment call.
Remember the roll cage is to protect YOU!
- 4 Point with connected dual door bars (both sides for passengers)
Nascar or x-brace style (Minimum required)*** 4 point half cage requires
the door to remain stock with all “crash” protection in place.
- 6 Point with dual door bars both sides (Strongly recommended) *door “gutting” allowed
- All points must have base plates
- DOM is the preferred material for roll cage construction. (ERW (seamed) is NOT recommended)
- All bolt in roll cage must have .080 backing plates
- Door bars must be welded
- SFI roll bar padding required on the halo above the drivers head
- *NOTE* Convertibles are required to have a complete 6 point roll cage with door bars,
unless the vehicle is equipped with a hardtop, in which a 4 point with door bars will suffice.
ROLL Cage sizing specifics based on weight:
Cars with a full 6 point or better cage including dual door bars, dash bar, full halo, and all appropriate bracing may use FD spec tubing (1.5 x .095 DOM)
For cars without a halo or cars with only 4 point cages the following rules apply:
- <3200 lbs 1.500 x .120 or 1.625 x .120 or 1.750 x .095 DOM or 1.750 x .120 ERW
- 3200+lbs 1.750 x .120 DOM / Seamless / Alloy – No ERW
Fire Extinguishers (tandem Specific):
- Fire extinguisher must be mounted inside the cabin within drivers reach
- Minimum of 2.5 lbs capacity ABC Rated
Yellow cards will be issued if you are very close to passing tech but did not meet ALL the requirements.
You will not be allowed to compete at subsequent events until the Yellow Card item has been rectified.
Yellow cards will NOT be issued for safety violations.
*Only one Yellow Card per driver per season*
- Event 1: Your car is deemed “safe” yet lacks one or two items preventing it from being tech approved 100%.
You will be issued a Yellow card for that event. You will still be allowed to compete.
- Event 2: The items that were carded at event 1 will need repaired/replaced in order to compete at event 2.
- Event 1: You pass tech meeting ALL criteria. You sustain damage to the bumper in competition.
- Event 2: Your bumper is still damaged.
You will be issued a yellow card for the bumper “infraction” but you will still be allowed to compete.
- Event 3: You must have the bumper repaired/replaced to a satisfactory level in order to compete.