NEXT EVENT: SUMMER NZ DRIFT MATSURI 2021 / HAMPTON DOWNS MARCH 26/27th

NEW ZEALANDS HOME OF GRASSROOTS DRIFTING

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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.

Please tap the desired track below for a drop down list of requirements for the specific motorsport track

HAMPTON DOWNS

DRIVER SAFETY GEAR REQUIRED TO DRIVE AT HAMPTON DOWNS DRIFT MATSURI EVENTS.

NATIONAL CIRCUIT & CLUB CIRCUIT

This may be quite confusing to some people, if you need clarification on anything please don't hesitate to ask! support@thezeroclassco.com let us know what your setup is in your email.

Common Question: Will I need an FHR Device i.e. HANS or Necksgen Device or is a Foam Donut acceptable?

Answer: FHR devices are only compulsory if you are running a 4-6pt Harness, if you are using standard seatbelts a foam donut will be fine!

Please note: We recommend buying a FHR as it will eventually become compulsory at all events, although we understand if you would like to buy this in a few months instead of right away.

1. TRACK CARS (i.e. modified cars, stripped out interiors)

+ Single layer race suit minimum

+ Motorsport Race Helmet (not a motorbike or motorcross helmet)

+ Fire retardant motorsport gloves

+ Fire retardant motorsport boots

+ Bucket Seat/s = Standard Belts or 4-6pt Harness

+ Reclinable Seat/s = Standard Belts Only

+ FHR only needed with 4-6pt harnesses, Foam Donut with stock seat belts

Currently the above applies for both Driver AND Passenger

While we encourage purchasing your own gear for future use. Hampton Downs has limited availability of Necksgen devices to rent for the day, it is best to pre-organise with Hampton ahead of the day to avoid missing out.

2. STREET CARS WITH FULL INTERIOR

+ Single layer race overalls minimum

+ Motorsport Race Helmet (not a motorbike or motorcross helmet)

+ Fire retardant motorsport gloves optional

+ Closed in Footwear okay

+ Bucket Seat/s = Standard Belts or 4-6pt Harness okay

+ Reclinable Seat/s = Standard Belts Only

+ FHR only needed with 4-6pt harnesses, Foam Donut with stock seat belts

4. SKID PAN SPECIFIC

+ Motorsport Helmet

+ Shorts and a T-Shirt (Long Sleeves/Pants recommended)

+ Closed in shoes

+ Gloves not necessary

+ Foam Donut

BRUCE MCLAREN MOTORSPORT PARK

 

DRIVER SAFETY GEAR REQUIRED TO DRIVE AT OUR TAUPO DRIFT MATSURI'S

TRACK CAR / STRIPPED INTERIOR with an 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

 

STREET CAR with factory interior and fuel system

+ Single Layer Race Overalls

+ Race Helmet (MX helmet is no longer acceptable)

+ Fire retardant motorsport gloves

+ Covered shoes

 

Passengers (Rollcaged Cars Only unless tutoring)

+ Cotton Overalls okay minimum

+ Race Helmet (MX helmet is no longer acceptable)

+ Fire retardant motorsport gloves

+ Covered shoes

 

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/minimum of insulation tape over terminals

+ ECU mounted securely

+ Loose cables, cable tied neatly to avoid shorting on anything.

 

ENGINE/CATCH CANS

+ If venting, a 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

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

 

GEARBOX/CLUTCH/DRIVESHAFT

+ Securely mounted

+ Driveshaft hoop recommended

+ Rotaries, aftermarket scatter blanket over gearbox recommended.

 

AFTERMARKET FUEL SYSTEM/OIL LINES

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

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

+ Correct fuel lid/cap fitted.

 

REAR FUEL FIREWALLS

+ Cars with any aftermarket or external fuel system must fit a rear fuel firewall to seperate the boot area from the cabin (made from panel steel or poly carbonate)

+ Any holes bigger than 15mm must also be covered over, this includes parcel tray area etc. Can use gold foil tape.

+ 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 polycarbonate or aluminium lid which you can shut on top after refilling OR fit a vertical polycarbonate firewall forward of the fuel cell to sit flush against the hatch glass. Contact us if you have any questions regarding this.

 

FRONT FIRE WALL

+ Any holes which are open between the engine firewall and cockpit must be covered. For large holes, use sections of panel steel and urethane in place, small holes gold foil tape will suffice.

 

INTERIOR/SEATS/HARNESSES

+ Minimum of 1x, 1kg Fire Extinguisher bolted to the car, within reach of the driver. Typically on gearbox tunnel or under drivers seat. Mounted with 2x M6 bolt/nut.

+ Working kill switch within reach of the driver. Typically on gearbox tunnel (for standard cars with no modified wiring or fuel system, this does not apply)

+ Seats mounted firmly with all four bolts to the body. 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 = Harnesses are highly recommended (no tears or rips. Expired FIA is okay), dependant on the seat design, a standard seat belt may suffice. This is based on the location of the seat belt touching the shoulder bolster before your body, in a crash you will move further forward before the seat belt engages. We take no responsibility for this if you choose to go out with this fixed back seat/belt combo.

+ Factory seats/Reclinable = Factory Seatbelt. Harnesses will not accepted due to the seats recliner mechanism will snap in a heavy impact.

 

CAR BODY/EXTERIOR

+ All cars must start the event with ALL factory body panels including front gaurds and bonnet present unless prior communication is made with management.

+ Front bumper optional

+ Front and Rear screens fitted. No heavily cracked or smashed screens accepted.

+ Working taillights and stop lights. Light Strip acceptable in place of working taillights. Taillights must be fitted however.

+ Functional latches on bonnet and boot, otherwise use appropriate pins with correct fixing. This is to access the appropriate areas in case of an emergency/fire.

+ Headlights/Headlight covers fitted where possible.

+ Tow hooks must be easily accessible and visibly 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 unless exiting out the bonnet.

+ 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 and must be straight up to avoid spraying your passenger with excess fuel vapor.

+ Noise limits Non Turbo Cars must have a muffler or resonater fitted, it becomes a nightmare for staff and neighbouring residents listening to straight piped N/A cars all day.

 

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 passengers and tandems

 

BOLT IN ROLL CAGES

+ Bolt in Roll Cages are acceptable with a few requirements

+ Cages must be 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 body 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. You must have the correct amount of wheel nuts to wheel studs.

+ It is recommended and best practice that you double check your 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 or our Facebook Page.

 

New Zealand Drift Matsuri

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