GOALS OF BEAT THE HEAT, INC.
Specifications For Drag Racing Police Cars That Participate
In Events Coordinated by Beat the HEAT, Inc.
• BODY - Cars must be painted and marked similar to a Police
Car and have a working emergency light system. NO KOJAK LIGHTS.
"Door Slammer" styles are REQUIRED. Full-body Funnycars
may participate but NO Roadsters or Rail Dragsters will be allowed
to compete in BEAT THE HEAT WORLD FINALS. All Police markings MUST
be permanently affixed to the car. NO MAGNETICS may be used to mark
the cars. Each car should also have an NHRA Permanent Number affixed
to the car according to specifications in the Current NHRA Rulebook.
NO DECALS MAY BE DISPLAYED ON ANY DRAG RACING POLICE CAR THAT MAY
BE CONSIDERED INAPPROPRIATE ACCORDING TO THE GOALS OF THE PROGRAM.
These included but may not be limited to decals advertising alcoholic
beverages, tobacco products or businesses whose major purpose is
the direct dispensing of alcohol to the driving public (bars, sexually
oriented businesses, liquor stores, etc.). A determination of appropriateness
may be made by the Beat the Heat Race Director at the World Finals.
If you are not sure about a decal ask for a determination BEFORE
coming to the track and ESPECIALLY before going to a school program.
A Marked Motorcycle Class may also be run. Bikes must also be marked
and have at least one (1) working emergency light properly attached
to the machine and easily visible to spectators.)
• CHASSIS - Each car's chassis MUST meet the safety technical
requirements specified in the CURRENT NHRA RULE BOOK for the ET
category the car fits.
• DRIVELINE - It is preferred that the engine make match the
make of the body used. However, any engine combination that is allowed
by NHRA Rules for ET Handicap Racing is permissible. This includes
virtually ANY engine. Remember the Safety Requirements in the Current
NHRA Rulebook apply.
• ELECTRONICS - The use of delay boxes, timers, throttle stops
and other devices that control any driver's function is discouraged.
Throttle stops hooked to timers that provide a high speed top end
charge WILL NOT be allowed as this has proved to be an unsafe practice.
Throttle stops will be allowed but there will be ABSOLUTELY NO OVERRIDES.
Once a throttle stop is engaged it MUST remain engaged for the remainder
of that pass.
• FUEL - Any fuel and/or additive that is legal for an NHRA
ET Handicap Category may be used including gasoline, racing gasoline,
diesel, alcohol and nitrous oxide. NHRA does NOT allow the use of
nitromethane in ET Handicap racing. Those using nitrous oxide are
reminded to check on NHRA Safety Regulations and Licensing and Certification
requirements for the ET Category they run when using nitrous oxide.
• TECHNICAL INSPECTION - Technical Inspection will be done
according to the CURRENT NHRA RULEBOOK By the track inspectors.
ALL CARS MUST PASS THAT INSPECTION. Remember that NHRA has specific
safety requirements that will be checked during Technical Inspection.
READ THE NHRA RULEBOOK, become familiar with those rules, and make
sure your car will pass TECH.
To help EDUCATE the young people of our communities about the real
problems of illegal drug and alcohol use, To EDUCATE everyone to
the horrors of alcohol or drug impaired driving, To promote a better
understanding between the Police and the communities they serve
and, To EDUCATE the general public about DRAG RACING, and encourage
everyone to not race in the street.