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Tech Inspection Rules

  1. It is the sole responsibility of each participant to present a vehicle that is safe to operate in an autocross event and is in sound mechanical condition. Safety inspection by PCA Region volunteers does not relieve the participant of their responsibility for the safety of the vehicle they have entered.

  2. Helmet meets current or two prior SA, M, or K Snell ratings. Helmets built to Snell Foundation Standards or other standards such as FIA 8860, SFI 31.1 and BS6658-85 Type A-FR are approved.

  3. Helmet is in good physical shape. Liner is not loose inside. Straps are not frayed. No obvious outer shell damage. Drivers of cars with no windshields must have eye protection.

  4. No open pipes, maximum level is 95 DB

  5. Gas Cap securely in place

  6. Seatbelts must be in good condition and not overly worn, frayed, or stiff. 5 or 6-point racing harnesses must be installed per manufacturer’s instructions.

  7. Seats are properly attached and functional

  8. Wheels must be free of cracks and all fasteners installed on all wheels

  9. Tires must have no cord showing at any time and be free of cracks and must not be more than 5 years old. If you have anything other than standard 19mm lug bolts you must provide your own 1/2" drive socket to the tech inspector.

  10. Throttle operates properly

  11. Brake pedal must not go to the floor without any resistance

  12. Brake rotors or drums must not be cracked to the edges

  13. Brake fluid must be between the minimum and maximum level in the reservoir (if visible)

  14. Fluid leakage must not be significant

  15. Battery must be attached securely to the frame or chassis

  16. Final Prep: All loose objects inside the passenger compartment or trunk(s) must be removed.

  17. All cameras must be securely mounted

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