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Safety Standards

DRIVER SAFETY GEAR

Drift Matsuri is renowned as being one of the best drifting weekends on the calendar, but our main priority is to ensure you can enjoy the weekend and go home safe, excited for the next.

 

SAFETY GEAR REQUIRED TO DRIVE AT DRIFT MATSURI

Car with stripped interior (caged or not)/aftermarket external fuel system i.e. fuel surge tank, pumps =

+ Single layer race suit minimum

+ Race Helmet (MX helmet is no longer acceptable)

+ Fire retardant motorsport gloves

+ Fire retardant motorsport boots

 

Car with factory interior and fuel system

+ Cotton Overalls

+ Race Helmet (MX helmet is no longer acceptable)

+ Fire retardant motorsport gloves

+ Covered shoes

VEHICLE STANDARDS & CHECKLIST

VEHICLE STANDARDS & CHECKLIST

Please read below the list of standards to check off before you arrive at an event. All cars are scrutineered so to save yourself time at the event please ensure you take note of everything.

 

SEE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW, THESE ARE CONSIDERED COMPULSORY TO ATTENDING THE EVENT. MOST ARE INCREDIBLY EASY TO SORT AND ONCE THEY ARE DONE ONCE, NO LONGER REQUIRE ATTENTION.

 

ELECTRICAL/BATTERY

+ Battery securely mounted and clamped into position.

+ Relocated Batteries must be in a battery box, dry cell is okay to be exposed.

+ Cable terminals to have the correct coverings over them

+ ECU mounted securely

+ Loose cables cable tied neatly

 

ENGINE

+ Minimum of a 500ml aluminium catch can

+ Cam covers can recirculate as factory, or vent to catch can only.

+ No leaks around fuel/oil area

 

GEARBOX/CLUTCH/DRIVESHAFT

+ Securely mounted

+ Driveshaft hoop recommended

+ Rotaries, scatter blanket over gearbox fitted

 

AFTERMARKET FUEL SYSTEM/OIL LINES

+ Fuel lines to be run underneath the vehicle unless to MSNZ standard

+ Fuel cells and surge tank setups must be directly seperated from the cockpit with a fuel firewall.

+ All holes larger than 15mm must be covered with a bung or fire tape. This is for front fire wall and rear.

+ Use appropriate fuel line and fittings. Check all fuel and oil fittings/lines for leaks

+ Use fire proof fire sleeve around oil drain/lines where possible.

+ Correct fuel lid/cap fitted.

 

FUEL FIREWALLS

+ Sedans/Coupes, this is typically the area behind the rear seats where there is a whole that seperates the boot from the inside of the car. Install of piece of metal or lexan to this opening when the car is stripped.

+ Hatchbacks i.e. 180sx / RX7. You may either use a drop box and sit all aftermarket fuel components inside it with a lexan lid you can shut on top after refilling OR fit a vertical lexan firewall forward of the fuel cell to sit flush against the hatch glass. Contact us if you have any questions regarding this.

 

INTERIOR/SEATS/HARNESSES

+ 1kg Fire Extinguisher minimum, mount bolted to the car, within reach of the driver. Typically on gearbox tunnel or under drivers seat. Mounted with M6 bolt/nut.

+ Working kill switch within reach of the driver. Typically on gearbox tunnel.

+ Seats mounted firmly with all four bolts. If your seat can be moved by hand while stationary, picture what it will do in the event of an impact on the track.

+ Fixed bucket seats = Harness used (no tears or rips. Expired FIA is okay)

+ Factory seats/Reclinable = Factory Seatbelt

 

CAR BODY/EXTERIOR

+ All body panels including front gaurds and bonnet.

+ Front bumper optional

+ Front and Rear screens fitted. No smashed screens accepted.

+ Working taillights and stop lights.

+ Functional latches on bonnet and boot, otherwise use appropriate pins with correct fixing.

+ Headlights/Headlight covers where possible.

+ Tow hooks easy accessible and labeled front and rear, if your car is extremely low, please fit aftermarket tow hooks or loops to extend out the front/rear or your bumper.

 

EXHAUST SYSTEMS & EXTERNAL WASTEGATES

+ Exhaust must exit no sooner than behind the front door.

+ Exhausts exiting out the rear bumper must be no longer than 250mm past the exit point. Overly long exhausts are not accepted.

+ Exhausts and Wastegate pipes exiting out the bonnet, the limit is 100mm protuding out the bonnet.

+ Noise limits. Non Turbo Cars and Rotaries must have a muffler or resonater fitted.

 

WELD IN ROLL CAGES

+ Roll cages are not compulsory but you will need one to take passengers, with the exception of beginners with tutors as we have additional safety measures in place here.

+ Homologation is not required but the roll cage must be built to a high standard by a qualified person to suit current or past homologation standards (i.e. old pipe size okay) with complete, clean welds.

+ Side intrusion bars required for tandems

 

BOLT IN ROLL CAGES

+ Bolt in Roll Cages are acceptable with a few requirements

+ Cages are mounted securely with footings correctly anchored with appropriate sandwich plates on underside of the body.

+ The use of nyloc nuts throughout the entire cage and mounting points.

 

THINGS WE WILL NOT CHECK AT SCRUTINEERING BUT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

+ Working brakes

+ Check your wheel studs (especially on the rear) we have seen many rear wheels snap off the disk from repeated excessive tighetening and loosening. Replace where necessary.

+ It is recommended and best practice that you double check fuel cap, bonnet pins and wheels are done up properly between and before drift sessions, especially if multiple people are helping you on the day. Better safe than sorry!

 

Any questions contact support@thezeroclassco.com

 

New Zealand Drift Matsuri

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