Most of the tracks around here will give you a warning to slow down the first time you run in the 9's......which is kinda funny being asked to slow down at a facility to test of how fast you can go.No I haven't seen anything faster than 9.0x. I am not sure if I hit a 8.99 if they will stop me and to be honest, I am not sure at this track if I want to run that fast because the shut down sucks.
I thought the same thing.That guy off the line sure is runnin' low rear tire pressure!
That seemed to be the way it was at our local track too. They didn't call me out on my modular helmet like I expected. But it was only a Fri evening test & tune night.At non sanctioned events, Houston Raceway Park enforces all the rules except licensing, some more rigidly than others. Roll bars required at certain ET's, proper PPE, ignition tethers at certain ET's, the biggies.
On bikes full gear is most definitely required.
If its not an official NHRA sanctioned event, but just normal test and tune nights, or Friday night "street" drags, then no license rules are enforced that I've ever heard of.
But I've seen lots of cars asked to not run anymore until they come back with a roll bar after breaking into the 9's...
The serious 7 second and under kind of cars, I don't know classes, that show up on test and tune nights I bet they're supposed to have a license...don't really know, they're regulars and the track guys know em anyway tho. They wouldn't be able to use the car in competition w/o a license so I'm sure they probably are licensed.
I think someone misunderstood the question being asked. I believe most Gen II riders have a desire to get down into the upper 9.90's. I've seen a few faster times posted, but those guys must be a whole lot smaller than I. I couldn't even break 10.50 the night I ran.Did I read correctly that you are about to get into the 8's with a Gen 2. May I ask are you using Nos or what to get you into the 8's.