Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon

Tuesday Tech Question (10/29)

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I have a Snell 2005 helmet that I am using at bracket races throughout my division. My helmet is in good condition, but I think that it will not be legal soon. Is this the case or can I continue to use it for a while?
Helmet Hank

Helmet Hank,
Your helmet does not expire for a few more years. The Snell 2005 helmet expires on 1/1/2017. You can find all helmet expiration dates in the 2013 NHRA Rulebook, General Regulations section 10:7. Also remember that SFI 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, and 41.2A helmets will NOT be valid for the 2014 racing season. The SFI 24.1 helmet will also expire at the end of the 2014 racing season.

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