§ 13:62-11.8 Alcohol/controlled dangerous substances


No alcohol or controlled dangerous substances shall be

permitted within the pit area. Anyone departing the pit area

shall be prohibited from returning during the duration of the

event if the individual has consumed alcohol or a controlled

dangerous substance.

§ 13:62-11.9 Driver requirements

(a) Mud hop drivers shall be a minimum of 17 years of

age and possess a valid driver's license from the driver's state

of residence.

(b) The driver's license number shall be recorded on an

entry form and checked by the licensee for validity.

(c) The driver shall remain with a disabled vehicle until

properly escorted from the racing track.

§ 13:62-11.10 Equipment requirements

(a) All drivers shall wear a properly secured, full face

helmet with face shield, which meets or exceeds Snell

Memorial Foundation Testing Standard SA, incorporated by

reference herein, as may be amended or supplemented, which

has not reached the expiration date established by the Snell

Memorial Foundation at the time of the event. The standards

are available from the Snell Memorial Foundation, 3628

Madison Avenue, Suite 11, North Highlands, CA 95660. A

Nomex, or similar fire-resistant head sock is recommended to

be worn in conjunction with the use of the full face helmet with

shield. The use of open face helmets and goggles is prohibited.

(b) (Reserved)

(c) Drivers shall be attired in a shirt, long pants and shoes,

at a minimum. It is recommended that this clothing be of a fire

retardant material.

(d) The extension of the driver's head or arm outside the

vehicle is prohibited.

(e) All drivers shall wear a properly secured head and

neck restraint device/system and/or a neck collar, which are

commercially-produced and designed for racing.

§ 13:62-11.11 Windows

(a) The windshield of the participating vehicle may remain

as originally installed.

(b) Heavy mesh screening with a metal post covering the

entire opening or plexiglass with a center post shall be utilized

where the original windshield is removed.

§ 13:62-11.12 Vehicle interior and exterior requirements

(a) Sharp edges created by accidental vehicle contact shall

be folded over to render the vehicle safe.

(b) Alterations to the fenders or wheel wells are prohibited

on stock vehicles.

(c) All doors of participating vehicles shall remain closed

during an event. Any opening shall constitute automatic


§ 13:62-11.13 Seat belts

(a) Seat belts are required and shall be properly worn

during the event.

(b) A racing lap belt and shoulder harness shall be installed

and utilized on any modified vehicle, provided it is:

1. Approved through the licensee's technical

inspection and found to be in good condition; and

2. Securely affixed to the outer flooring and reinforced

by a four inch by four inch steel plate and bolts of adequate

tempered steel strength.

(c) Cable, chain or straps securing devices for seat belts are


§ 13:62-11.14 Rollover cage

(a) Open cab vehicles shall be equipped with rollover cage

surrounding the driver of a design, construction and quality

affording the driver maximum protection against injury.

(b) Rollover bars installed in vehicles shall be a minimum

of three inches above and six inches behind the driver's helmet.

(c) Rollover bars shall be a minimum of 1 3/4 inch outside

diameter with a wall thickness of a minimum of.09 inch.

(d) Rollover bars welded, bolted or fastened to the flooring

shall utilize a six inch by six inch by 1/4 inch base plate.

(e) Vehicles having uni-body construction may have a

rollover bar welded to the frame of the vehicle utilizing six inch

by six inch by 1/4 inch base plate affixed to the outer flooring.

(f) Rollover bars shall be plainly visible with the exception

of built-in or integral rollover bars.

(g) Owners of vehicles with built-in or integral rollover bars

shall maintain and provide upon request by the Superintendent

or designee the manufacturer's detail drawing establishing the

dimensions and material utilized.

§ 13:62-11.15 Bumpers

All vehicles shall be equipped with bumpers securely fastened

on the front and rear. Outside bracing of bumpers shall be


§ 13:62-11.16 Batteries

(a) Batteries shall be properly secured as follows:

1. Batteries located in the driver compartment shall be

shielded to prevent leakage in the event of damage or


2. Batteries located adjacent to the fuel supply of the

vehicle must be secured in a metal box bolted to the frame

of the vehicle by at least four 3/8 inch three line bolts to

apply maximum pressure against the metal box to the

frame. The battery shall also have a marine box cover

secured to the top of the metal box as to not allow any

movement of the battery.

3. Batteries shall not be located within the driver's


4. Batteries located in any other area not specified in

(a)1 and 2 above shall be shielded to prevent leakage in

the event of damage or turnover.

§ 13:62-11.17 Miscellaneous equipment requirements

(a) The drive shaft loop shall be installed not more than 24

inches from the front and rear yokes of modified vehicles.

(b) The radiator, if moved from the manufacturer's

position, shall be shielded from the driver by a firewall.

(c) The front and rear trunk lid shall remain securely

fastened with cable or chain throughout the entire event. Any

incidental opening shall disqualify the vehicle from the event.

(d) Outer decorations on the vehicle utilizing poles, flags,

staffs or other hazardous protuberances are prohibited.

(e) Transmission and radiator cooling lines or cooling

cores shall be equipped with a metal fire wall separating the

driver for maximum security.

(f) Tow hooks or tow bars shall be installed and secured

to the frame of the vehicle.

(g) No vehicle shall transport more than one person at any

time during an event or warm-up.

§ 13:62-11.18 Braking system and pedal reserve

(a) The licensee shall test and approve each vehicle for

break pedal reserve prior to the vehicle departing the pit area.

(b) No vehicle shall be permitted to participate in any event

if the braking system includes a direct application of pressure to

any of the tires or any apparent deficiencies.

§ 13:62-11.19 Automatic transmission safety mats

(a) Any modified vehicle with an automatic transmission

shall have a steel mat, plate, or blanket installed over the

transmission so as to protect the driver from injury caused by

the fragmentation of the automatic transmission upon explosion.

(b) Two drive shaft loops shall be installed not more than

24 inches from the front and rear yokes of the vehicle.

§ 13:62-11.20 Seats

(a) A factory installed front seat may be utilized provided

it is equipped with a headrest.

(b) Seats shall be attached to the main frame of the vehicle,

the frame of the roll cage or to a substantial metal plate utilizing

a minimum of six, three line, five-sixteenths inch bolts.

(c) The base of the seat shall be installed with four fivesixteenths

inch bolts not more than three inches from the outside

edge of the four most practical points.

(d) Two bolts shall be installed at the two most practical

points at the top of the back of the seat and a metal strap of at

least two inches in width and one-eighth inch in thickness shall

connect every two bolts.

§ 13:62-11.22 Speed limits

All vehicles traveling in the pit area or staging area must obey

a five miles per hour speed limit.