Prev Article Next Article

NMRA/NMCA Release Quick Guide for Updated NHRA Safety Rules

Recently NHRA released new safety standards for late-model vehicles, which has caused some confusion on what modifications are acceptable and those that disqualify exemptions. The 9.00 ET and 150 mph limits for 2014-and-newer vehicles are allowed due to the OEM safety gear. Any vehicle modifications that impede on the function of those factory-supplied safety devices immediately change the classification back to the 10.00 and/or 135 mph limits. This includes the addition of a roll bar or roll cage because side bars and other components could infringe on the door/curtain airbag deployment.
Click HERE for a breakdown of safety gear for specific ET and MPH breakdowns. The quick reference chart is not a replacement or absolute guide for safety and is provided as a convenience. All specific safety rules and requirements are listed in the NHRA rulebook and that serves as the ultimate guide.
All events under the sanctioning bodies NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals utilize NHRA safety standards, including the new 9.00/150 mph limits. These directly effect several of the street car and index categories and will allow an increase in participation. For any questions regarding any safety standards or NMRA/NMCA specific rules, please feel free to contact the tech team at [email protected] or [email protected]

join our

email list

You’ll be first to know about NMCA events, race results and so much more!