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Old 04-08-2024, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Head & Neck Restraint Rule

Can anyone assist in interpreting this rule. It states if your vehicle runs 150+, which mine does, off the stop. However on the stop I am 144ish, so do I need to wear one?
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Old 04-08-2024, 06:41 PM   #2
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Can anyone assist in interpreting this rule. It states if your vehicle runs 150+, which mine does, off the stop. However on the stop I am 144ish, so do I need to wear one?
No. How would anyone know what it is otherwise capable of?
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Nope, I would not! This is a pia!
If your not over 150 at an nhra race then it’s not needed
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thats what I thought. Thanks
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Nope, I would not! This is a pia!
If your not over 150 at an nhra race then it’s not needed
I wore one last year for the first time and was really surprised that I didn't notice anything different when in the car, really. The pre- and post-run routines definitely needed some tweaks.

I had a couple Necksgens sitting around from recent junior dragster graduates. I'm sure I would feel differently if I needed to buy all of it!
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Old 04-21-2024, 10:41 PM   #6
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Default Re: Head & Neck Restraint Rule

I've been wearing one since '08 both in my S/G car and my T/S car. Not a big deal at all. With the sliding tethers they all have now, you can turn your head. Those foam neck collars aren't going to do ***** for you in a wreck.
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Old 05-01-2024, 09:48 AM   #7
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Being opposed to mandates, this HANS thing sticks in my craw.. however, it is a safety issue, and I'm a huge fan of safety.. I was required to wear one in Comp some years back, as the car was going over 200 mph.. the only difficulty was learning how to get it off without help at the top end.. LOL!!.. while I have all of the necessary equipment, I'm not sure if these devices should be mandated..

I believe that they should remain optional to the individual.. BUT, we should all keep in mind that an accident at 60 miles per hour can be devastating, and some times fatal, at 150 mph, we need all the help we can get..

I have recently been at a race where there were many complaints about not being able to turn your head in the Super classes, which may or may not have caused round loses.. and there were also many complaints about the affect of the wind in open cars when wearing a head sock without a neck collar.. not being a driver at this particular race, I can't comment on the head turning issue, but the wind affect seems to be remedied by using a helmet skirt.. I'm having one installed as we speak..

As far as the head turning thing, y'all know that I'm a dialer, and don't look around much being a "Stripe Wh**e".. ain't that right Tom Goldman??
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I've been using a HANS type device long enough to have to have it recertified. I bought mine after I watch a friend roll his SC car when the center broke in his rear wheel. After talking to him a few days later, he told me his neck wasn't even sore after the crash. I really like how it spreads the load of the seat belts across my shoulder area and not just where the belts ride.
When I first got it, it took a little extra time to get everything hooked up. Now it's easy-peasy. I remember when I made to switch to an open wheeled car, I thought the arm restraints were going to be too restrictive also. That is definitely not the case.

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