WINDOWN NET RULE AMMENDMENT
The 2012 rulebook required all full bodied cars running 7.50 and slower to have a currently dated SFI 27.1 window net, regardless of type (i.e. ribbon or mesh) if they were required to have a roll cage. This was a change from previous years where a ribbon-type window net did not require an SFI certification. The NEW rule amendment has basically rescinded the 2012 requirements and we will now be going back to the same requirements we have had in the past which are as follows: For full bodied cars running 7.50 and slower, that require a roll cage, they must have a window net. The net can either be a non-SFI ribbon-type net OR a currently dated SFI mesh-type net.During 2008, 2009, and 2010 SFI decertified various previously SFI certified products.
IMPACT PRODUCT DECERTIFICATIONS
The result of those decertification’s is that any SFI certified products listed below that were manufactured by Impact prior to 1 January 2009 are decertified and may not be used where a SFI certified product is required. It is the competitor’s responsibility to provide objective evidence that each such product was manufactured 1 January 2009 or later.
•SFI 3.2A/1, 5, 15, and 20 Suits, Jackets, and Pants
•SFI 3.3/1, 5, 15, and 20 Gloves, Shoes, and Boots
•SFI 3.3 Neck Collars and Head Socks/Helmet Skirts
•SFI 16.1 and 16.5 1-3/4″ (for JDRL) and 3″ Driver Restraint Systems
Acceptable objective evidence examples are:
•A sewn on embroidered SFI tag for SFI 3.2A/15 and SFI 3.2A/20 Suits,
Jackets, and Pants dated 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012.
•An Impact sewn in/on manufacturers date label marked with an indelible pen or punched for SFI 3.2A/1 and SFI 3.2A/5 Suits, Jackets, and Pants; SFI 3.3/1, 5, 15, and 20 Gloves, Shoes, and Boots; and SFI 3.3 Neck Collars and Head Socks/Helmet Skirts.
•An original or copy of a receipt from Impact or other supplier or a written notice from Impact indicating that the SFI 3.2A/1 and SFI 3.2A/5 Suits, Jackets, and Pants; SFI 3.3/1, 5, 15, and 20 Gloves, Shoes, and Boots;and SFI 3.3 Neck Collars and Head Socks/Helmet Skirts were manufactured 1 January 2009 or later.
•An Impact sewn on manufacturers date label punched January 2009 or
later for SFI 16.1 and 16.5 1-3/4″ (for JDRL) and 3″ Driver Restraint Systems.
No SFI certified Impact helmets are involved in the decertification.
No SFI 27.1 certified Impact window nets are involved in the decertification.
A SFI decertified product may be used in applications where a SFI certified product is not required such as some seat belt/driver restraint applications, etc.
Some arm restraints have SFI certification; NHRA does not require SFI certified arm restraints for any application.