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The NHRA has published their rules revisions and updates for the 2012 season. All updates are available online at Please refer to or the NHRA Rulebook for a complete listing as well as the details.

Rules of most significance note for sportsman racers include but not limited to;

1. SNELL 2000 helmets are NOW EXPIRED. Racers 13.99 (8.59 - 1/8 mile) and quicker and motorcycle/sled/ATV and Junior Dragster competitors must have a current SNELL or SFI approved helmets. The most common are SNELL, and the 2005 dated helmets are good until 1/1/2017 and 2010 dates helmets are good until 1/1/2022.

2. Super Street competitors must now have a lower engine oil containment device. A belly pan may be used in lieu of a "diaper".

3. Advanced E.T. racers 6.00 - 7.49 ET (3.66-4.49 ET - 1/8 mile) must have a head and neck support device that is dated within 5 years.

4. Window Nets as required, must be within 2 years of certification.

* At the ET Finals all cars running 9.99 & quicker are required to have an NHRA approved engine containment device. (This equals 6.40 1/8 mile ET`s) This is not required at ERP this year but highly recomended for any car and likely will be required in the near future.

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