Convertibles MUST comply with the below requirements. No refunds will be issued if vehicle is found to be non-compliant. Convertibles MUST have occupant rollover protection installed immediately behind the driver’s seat with no (rear) seats between the drivers seat and the rollover protection. Windshield only rollover protection is not sufficient. Bolt on or retractable hardtop roofs are not sufficient. T-Top or Targa tops are OK as long as there is a permanent B pillar. OEM rollover protection is acceptable only if installed immediately behind the driver’s seat. OEM “pop up” rollover protection is acceptable only if installed immediately behind the driver’s seat. Aftermarket “pop up” rollover protection is not acceptable under any circumstances. Permanent aftermarket rollover protection is acceptable and must meet or exceed SCCA Solo standards in order to be accepted.
Common examples of convertibles with acceptable factory rollover protection: C8 Corvette, Honda S2000, Porsche Boxster, BMW Z4/Z3 (1998 and newer), Nissan 350Z/370Z
Common examples of convertibles that DO NOT have acceptable factory rollover protection and must have aftermarket protection added: ALL Mazda Miata/MX5 including RF models (the ’06 and newer have “style bars” that are not designed to provide rollover protection per the manufacturer) - Porsche 911/GT3 series (although they have pop-up protection, these are 4 passenger cars despite how small the rear seats are and the rollover protection is behind the rear seats) - Chevrolet Corvette through C7 - Chevrolet Camaro - Ford Mustang - Fiat 124 - BMW Z3 (1996-1997)
Both drivers will proceed down track through the starting zone. The driver in the left lane is the “Pace Car”. The driver in the right lane will make every attempt to keep his/her bumper even with the bumper of the car in the left lane, with a target speed of 20-30 mph to start the race.
The driver in the left lane will set the pace and make every attempt to keep their vehicle under 30 mph until they get the green light, which indicates the start of the race. This is when both drivers can go full throttle.
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