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      In order to drag a car below the 10s barrier there specific track requirements that must be done to the car. Being a production car and not a TRUE drag car, I do understand the necessity to ban the car from the track.
      To be unbanned at NHRA events, you need to add a rollbar, window net, NHRA competition drivers license, flexplate, protective clothing, battery cutoff switch and engine diaper.

      9.99 1/4-mile (6.39 1/8-mile)/ 135 mph or quicker:
      - Roll cage is required on all vehicles at 9.99 and quicker or any vehicle running 135 mph or faster (regardless of e.t.). The roll cage must be constructed of minimum 1 5/8 o.d.x .118 mild steel tubing, or 1 5/8 x .083 chrome moly tubing. Roll cage must also be certified by NHRA every 3 years, and have a serialized sticker affixed prior to participation. The cage must be padded anywhere the driver's helmet may contact it while in the driving position. This style of cage is good til 8.50 1/4-mile times, then a funny car style cage is required.
      - Window net required (can be ribbon or mesh, no altering allowed unless done by manufacturer. No expiration date per 2008 NHRA rule book, but some have said 2 years on expiration/re-cert. Check with your local track or division).
      - NHRA competition driver's license required, done by car designation (dragster, door car, etc). A physical, 2 NHRA licensed drivers to witness/sign your forms and minimum 6 runs are required.
      - Flexplate SFI 29.1 and shield SFI 30.1 required (no expiration dates listed, but I believe the shield is 5 years)
      - Protective Clothing (SFI jacket and pants with a 3.2A/5 rating, gloves and neck collar, no expiration date)
      - Battery cutoff (regardless or whether battery is still up front or relocated to rear of vehicle)
      - A full-face helmet is required with a minimum Snell K98 or M2000/SA2000 rating. Helmets last 12 years from their rating date (example a Snell 2005 would be good until 2017). Shield is permitted but not required. This rule posting is as it applies to cars like ours (closed body type). For open cars a different helmet ruling is required.
      - A engine diaper is required at NHRA national and divisional races, local races vary, check with your division or track.

      Parachutes:
      - Required at 150 mph or faster, no matter the e.t.
       
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      To be unbanned at NHRA events, you need to add a rollbar, window net, NHRA competition drivers license, flexplate, protective clothing, battery cutoff switch and engine diaper.

      9.99 1/4-mile (6.39 1/8-mile)/ 135 mph or quicker:
      - Roll cage is required on all vehicles at 9.99 and quicker or any vehicle running 135 mph or faster (regardless of e.t.). The roll cage must be constructed of minimum 1 5/8 o.d.x .118 mild steel tubing, or 1 5/8 x .083 chrome moly tubing. Roll cage must also be certified by NHRA every 3 years, and have a serialized sticker affixed prior to participation. The cage must be padded anywhere the driver's helmet may contact it while in the driving position. This style of cage is good til 8.50 1/4-mile times, then a funny car style cage is required.
      - Window net required (can be ribbon or mesh, no altering allowed unless done by manufacturer. No expiration date per 2008 NHRA rule book, but some have said 2 years on expiration/re-cert. Check with your local track or division).
      - NHRA competition driver's license required, done by car designation (dragster, door car, etc). A physical, 2 NHRA licensed drivers to witness/sign your forms and minimum 6 runs are required.
      - Flexplate SFI 29.1 and shield SFI 30.1 required (no expiration dates listed, but I believe the shield is 5 years)
      - Protective Clothing (SFI jacket and pants with a 3.2A/5 rating, gloves and neck collar, no expiration date)
      - Battery cutoff (regardless or whether battery is still up front or relocated to rear of vehicle)
      - A full-face helmet is required with a minimum Snell K98 or M2000/SA2000 rating. Helmets last 12 years from their rating date (example a Snell 2005 would be good until 2017). Shield is permitted but not required. This rule posting is as it applies to cars like ours (closed body type). For open cars a different helmet ruling is required.
      - A engine diaper is required at NHRA national and divisional races, local races vary, check with your division or track.

      Parachutes:
      - Required at 150 mph or faster, no matter the e.t.
      Many of those rules have been set aside for factory production models. Specifically the SFI flexplate and balancer etc, as the car is unmodified from stock. Prior to cars like this, the only way to get to those ET's was extensive modification, and the aftermarket stuff wasn't always quite up to snuff, hence the need for the SFI conventions.

      FWIW.

      I was going to be using the 150 chute rule in another post about why its likely that FCA didn't push the envelope more with the car.
       
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      To be unbanned at NHRA events, you need to add a rollbar, window net, NHRA competition drivers license, flexplate, protective clothing, battery cutoff switch and engine diaper.

      9.99 1/4-mile (6.39 1/8-mile)/ 135 mph or quicker:
      - Roll cage is required on all vehicles at 9.99 and quicker or any vehicle running 135 mph or faster (regardless of e.t.). The roll cage must be constructed of minimum 1 5/8 o.d.x .118 mild steel tubing, or 1 5/8 x .083 chrome moly tubing. Roll cage must also be certified by NHRA every 3 years, and have a serialized sticker affixed prior to participation. The cage must be padded anywhere the driver's helmet may contact it while in the driving position. This style of cage is good til 8.50 1/4-mile times, then a funny car style cage is required.
      - Window net required (can be ribbon or mesh, no altering allowed unless done by manufacturer. No expiration date per 2008 NHRA rule book, but some have said 2 years on expiration/re-cert. Check with your local track or division).
      - NHRA competition driver's license required, done by car designation (dragster, door car, etc). A physical, 2 NHRA licensed drivers to witness/sign your forms and minimum 6 runs are required.
      - Flexplate SFI 29.1 and shield SFI 30.1 required (no expiration dates listed, but I believe the shield is 5 years)
      - Protective Clothing (SFI jacket and pants with a 3.2A/5 rating, gloves and neck collar, no expiration date)
      - Battery cutoff (regardless or whether battery is still up front or relocated to rear of vehicle)
      - A full-face helmet is required with a minimum Snell K98 or M2000/SA2000 rating. Helmets last 12 years from their rating date (example a Snell 2005 would be good until 2017). Shield is permitted but not required. This rule posting is as it applies to cars like ours (closed body type). For open cars a different helmet ruling is required.
      - A engine diaper is required at NHRA national and divisional races, local races vary, check with your division or track.

      Parachutes:
      - Required at 150 mph or faster, no matter the e.t.
      Yes, this is the reason for NHRA ban, it's the rules, and it's reasonable. It was done ahead of time so I kind of put a little bit of money on the fact you won't even get to make that first run without these components. Anyone that is disappointed with the results and complaining, switch brands for about five minutes and realize you are making a mistake, no other brand has gone to this level to a car off an assembly line with a car, period. Yes, there are a couple out there that do beat it in one or two categories, but they are all over six digits and are limited in their production numbers and built in single digits per day at best, so quit the whining, quit the complaining, and as far as the 1023hp number goes, I probably missed it other than the four numbers on a license plate, I never saw hp associated with it.

      Now, what about crate engine availability?:rolleyes:
       
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      To be unbanned at NHRA events, you need to add a rollbar, window net, NHRA competition drivers license, flexplate, protective clothing, battery cutoff switch and engine diaper.

      9.99 1/4-mile (6.39 1/8-mile)/ 135 mph or quicker:
      - Roll cage is required on all vehicles at 9.99 and quicker or any vehicle running 135 mph or faster (regardless of e.t.). The roll cage must be constructed of minimum 1 5/8 o.d.x .118 mild steel tubing, or 1 5/8 x .083 chrome moly tubing. Roll cage must also be certified by NHRA every 3 years, and have a serialized sticker affixed prior to participation. The cage must be padded anywhere the driver's helmet may contact it while in the driving position. This style of cage is good til 8.50 1/4-mile times, then a funny car style cage is required.
      - Window net required (can be ribbon or mesh, no altering allowed unless done by manufacturer. No expiration date per 2008 NHRA rule book, but some have said 2 years on expiration/re-cert. Check with your local track or division).
      - NHRA competition driver's license required, done by car designation (dragster, door car, etc). A physical, 2 NHRA licensed drivers to witness/sign your forms and minimum 6 runs are required.
      - Flexplate SFI 29.1 and shield SFI 30.1 required (no expiration dates listed, but I believe the shield is 5 years)
      - Protective Clothing (SFI jacket and pants with a 3.2A/5 rating, gloves and neck collar, no expiration date)
      - Battery cutoff (regardless or whether battery is still up front or relocated to rear of vehicle)
      - A full-face helmet is required with a minimum Snell K98 or M2000/SA2000 rating. Helmets last 12 years from their rating date (example a Snell 2005 would be good until 2017). Shield is permitted but not required. This rule posting is as it applies to cars like ours (closed body type). For open cars a different helmet ruling is required.
      - A engine diaper is required at NHRA national and divisional races, local races vary, check with your division or track.

      Parachutes:
      - Required at 150 mph or faster, no matter the e.t.
      I do not expect all those requirements for the Demon, but some will be required.

      Mike
       
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