Staggered Tech Requirements

What is expected of drivers for all events:

Morning drivers meeting attendance is mandatory. No exceptions, you must attend the drivers meeting to drive on track. We will not do personal drivers meetings. Please make prior arrangements with a track official before the day of the event if you absolutely can not make it. Be alert and pay attention to all flaggers, and track officials while driving. If you do not listen to a track official or heed a red flag you will be removed from the track. Repeat offenses will result in being ejected from the track.

Keep the pits clean! Use the trash cans and carry out what you carried in. Spills must be cleaned IMMEDIATELY. Water is preferred in the cooling system, but coolant is ok.

Safety Requirements

-SA2015 or SA2020 approved helmets required for all drivers and passengers. No M or DOT rated helmets allowed. Your helmet will receive an approval sticker that will be checked each event when your car is inspected.
-Helmet sharing between drivers is not allowed unless you are in separate run groups.
Long pants, closed-toe shoes, and a shirt are required.
-Up-to-date Fire Extinguishers are required for all cars and must be securely mounted via a metal bracket away from the airbag. Extinguishers should be mounted within reach of the driver while seated with seatbelt/harness on. A minimum 2lb of pressurized extinguishing agent is required, and gauges will be checked. Fire “sticks” such as the Element E50 will only be accepted as a supplemental device.
-Safe and Secure seat/seat belt is a must. Harnesses, if used, must be properly mounted via SFI standards to roll cage or harness bar, not bolted to the floor pan. When in doubt, retain stock seat belts for compliance.
- Working headlights & tail lights are required for any night events both on track and in the pits.

Car Requirements

-Cars should come through tech completely empty. Remove all spare tires, tools, and other items from the car before entering the tech line. If your driver’s floor mat is not pinned down, it should be removed so as not to get stuck under pedals.
-Absolutely no leaks. This includes oil, power steering, coolant, etc. We aim to keep the tarmac clean and safe from spills that take time away from everyone driving to cleanup.
-Broken wheel studs or missing lug nuts will result in an automatic failure. Please use Loctite on adapters.
-Suspension and steering components must be tight and exhibit no play. Any play whatsoever in tierods, wheel bearings, steering rack, or control arms will result in a failure unless repaired and re-inspected. This is the biggest common failure we see.
-Exhaust must exit behind the rear wheels of the vehicle, and a muffler must be present. “Blast pipes” do not count as a muffler. A resonator is also not a muffler. Hood exhaust dumps are not allowed, unless pre-approved for DB level by a Staggered official before the event. Wastegate dump tubes are OK.
-If your car’s turbo is located on the driver’s side, a heat shield MUST be in place to protect the brake master & reservoir. The heat from the turbo/manifold can boil your brakes and cause fire.
-Glass and plastic bottles are not permitted as catch cans / overflows.
-Fuel tanks ideally should remain in factory location. Fuel cells are okay if mounted safely and securely. If the fuel cell is located inside the car, a firewall between the driver’s compartment must be present.
-All fuel lines should be rated as “fuel injection hose” and fuel hose clamps must be used. Traditional worm-style clamps dig into lines and can cause leaks.
-Batteries must be securely tied down with a metal bracket. Factory brackets preferred. No bungee cords, ratchet straps, or rope.
-Engine bay wiring should be tidy, secured, and away from moving parts and hot components that could cause failure or fire.
-Cars must have a visible tow hook front and rear! No tow hook, we hook to the first thing we see.
-No full-size trucks, or exoskeleton/tube-chassis cars are allowed.
-Vehicles must have all body panels present. You may remove your front bumper if too low for tech.
-Drivers must be 16 years old with parent/guardian on site for under 18.
-No Electric cars.

Roll Cage Requirements

These roll cage requirements are aimed to align with other motorsports sanctioning bodies such as SCCA, NASA, D1, and Formula Drift but are not a direct translation of their rules and requirements. Please research your intended use before construction of any new roll cage. Staggered officials reserve the right to approve cage designs that do not fit the rules on a case-by-case basis.

Staggered Officials reserve the right to stop a car from driving at any time during an event, including, but not limited to any tech violations or to re-inspect a vehicle for track-worthiness after a collision.

-Bolt-together cages are not accepted. However, cages may be fully welded and bolted into the chassis if sandwich plates are present. If the cage is welded to the chassis, tubes should land on plates or boxes which are fully welded on all seams.
-The main hoop, any overhead tubing, and all and diagonal bracing must be made of matching minimum 1.5” diameter x .095” thick steel tubing for cars under 3500lbs and 1.75” diameter x .095” thick steel tubing for cars over 3500lbs.
-Roll cages should be constructed of DOM tubing. Schedule 40 or aluminum tubing is not permitted.
-Overhead bars may be configured in a “Halo” or A-pillar bar design with windshield bar.
-All joints in the roll cage must be fully welded and gussets are recommended.
-The roll cage must have a minimum of two door bars on the driver's side and passenger's side. H-bars (“NASCAR” style) and X-bars are permitted.
-Other bar designs may be permitted with prior approval.

The roll cage must have a minimum two horizontal bars present. A harness-height bar is required as well as one additional horizontal bar.
Horizontal Bar Examples:
-Dash bar
-Windshield bar
-Harness bar
-Floor bar in main hoop

The roll cage should have a minimum of one diagonal bar present.
Diagonal Bar Examples:
-A diagonal bar from above the driver’s head to the passenger floor in the main hoop
-A single diagonal bar or “X” diagonals in the backstays
-A diagonal bar across the overhead bars
-Backstays off the main hoop should extend to the rear shock tower area.
-SFI or FIA rated roll cage padding is recommended at tubing sections where an occupant may come into contact with tubing.

Staggered Officials reserve the right to stop a car from driving at any time during an event, including, but not limited to any tech violations or to re-inspect a vehicle for track-worthiness after a collision.