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Friday, February 8, 2013

24 Hours of Lemons Required Safety Gear

Simplified, unofficial and no affiliation with the race organizers.

If you don't have the proper equipment, they will NOT let you race.

- Can't go wrong with a real aluminum race seat from Kirkey, Ultra Shield, Butler Built, Joie of Seating, etc. Got a Sparco race seat (not street car seat from Fast and Furious 4!), just as good. Make sure you don't have a plastic or similiar seat, it will quickly fail inspection. Check the rulebook for mounting instructions and guidelines.

- SA2005, SA2010, SAH2010 or FIA 8860-2000. Full face helmets only, no open face helmets. If the sticker on the lower back of the helmet or a tag inside does not display the previous designations, you cannot use it.

- Foam neck collars are OK, but they must have an SFI tag attached to them. Of course, a HANS Device, NecksGen, DefeNder, Hybrid Pro Rage or any other SFI 38.1 approved Head and Neck Restraint is the preferred recommendation and may just keep you out of the ambulance.

Seat Belts
- SFI or FIA approved and cannot be more than 5 years old. 5 or 6 point harness systems only!
- Grade 8 mounting hardware and check the rulebook for complete rulebook compliance.

Driving Suits
- SFI 3.2A/5 or multi-layer race suits are perfect. Still suggesting the use fire resistant underwear for added protection.
- SFI 3.2A/1 or single layer race suits are accepted if SFI or FIA tagged fire retardent tops and bottoms are used underneath the driving suit.

- Must have an SFI or FIA tag. Nothing else is accepted.

- Same as gloves, must have an SFI or FIA approval and tag.

- Don't forget these, must be constructed from Nomex, Carbon-X or similiar material.

Balaclava or Head Sock
- Suggested for everyone, but mandatory with long hair or a beard.