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Since 2017

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Welcome to Salt City Drift

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  1. The first thing to do after receiving entry to an event is to secure a pit area. Promptly prepare the vehicle to be track-ready before arriving at the inspection area. Please form a line so that we know which car to tech next. The sooner we get you teched, the sooner you hit the track.

  2. Helmets are required for drivers and passengers. (Snell SA2010 or newer. Snell M must be okayed by Salt City Drift. No dirtbike helmets)

  1. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that both the driver and passengers keep limbs and body parts inside the vehicle while on a hot track (selfie sticks are OK).

  2. If you are involved in an incident or broken down, remain in your vehicle and assume the track is still hot until the safety crew reaches you. The ONLY time you should exit the vehicle on the track is if your vehicle is on fire. Then do so with extreme caution and assume the track is hot until the safety crew reaches you.

  3. Please use common sense. Speeding in the pits, coming off of the track at excessive speed or any other unsafe driving off track will not be tolerated.

  4. Please be respectful to the facility’s property. Please clean up after yourself in your pit stall. Be mindful of fluids and how they are disposed of. We want to leave a good impression of the Drift Community at the given venue.

Tech: Vehicle Requirements

NEW RULES FOR 2022/2023




1) Chassis
1.1 Loose Items, All loose items must be removed from the interior of the car (prior to tech inspection). This goes for the engine bay and under-car as well. Please secure any loose items that could become hazardous to you, spectators or other drivers.

1.2 Exterior, Vehicles are not allowed to run without doors. Cars under repair/projects must have structural rigidity around the entire car (ex: large sections missing leaving the car vulnerable in a crash). It is encouraged to run all body panels. Body panels (within reason) may be secured with zip-ties, duct tape, etc.

1.3 Seats, Your seat(s) must be stable and properly secured in the car. All bolts must be present and tight.

1.4 Seat-belts and Harnesses, You must have functioning 3 point belts for all seats that hold drivers/passengers, or no less than a 3pt harness.

1.6 Fire Extinguishers, Fire extinguishers are required for all tandem drivers. Fire extinguishers are not required for single runs but are highly recommended. Fire extinguishers must be securely mounted to the interior of the car within drivers reach.

1.7 Convertibles, Convertibles must have some sort of rollover protection. Bolt-in/Weld in Rollbars are recommended. "style" bars are not allowed.

1.8. Roll Cages, Roll Cages are not required for tandem drift but is highly recommended. 

2) Batteries/Wiring/Lighting 
2.1 Battery Tie Downs, You must have battery tie downs. Factory or aftermarket battery tie downs must be in place and functional where ever your battery is placed. They should be strong enough to keep the battery from tipping/spilling (even if you have a leak-proof or solid cell). There is always the danger of it flying free of its respective housing and leaking, causing injury or damage.

2.2 Positive Battery, Terminal Your positive battery terminal must be covered with an OEM or better battery terminal cover.

2.4 Wiring, Wiring must be clear of any foot or hand controls. Wires carrying voltage need to be covered by a non-conductive material.

2.5 Tail Lights & Brake Lights Tail lights and brake lights must work as intended (especially for tandem).

3) Engine
3.1 Your car must be free of all excessive fluid leaks: radiator, engine oil, trans/diff, power steering, brakes (S-Chassis & BMW power steering and brake fluid reservoirs should be covered to prevent overflow from heat saturation. Socks work great).

3.2 Coolant, Coolant is no longer allowed (unless you have an OEM sealed system, this must be okayed by Salt City Drift). Please use water and water additive (Water Wetter is a good one).


4) Suspension/Steering/Brakes 
4.1 Suspension, Ball joints, tie rods, and all other suspension components must be in good condition and free of damage or excessive play. Trucks must have modifications to prevent excessive suspension travel and body roll.

4.2 Steering, Steering wheel, hub, shaft, and rack must be free of excessive play or binding.

4.3 Brakes, Brake pedal must have firm pressure with low fade and brake shoes, pads and rotors must perform as intended with minimal wear and no damage.

4.4 Lug Nuts, All lug nuts must be in place and tight. Please be sure you are running the appropriate lug for your wheel and stud.

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