Here are the general rules for the required safety equipment to be used/worn by the driver. All required driver’s safety equipment must be worn at all times while on track. The participant agrees that the participant always bears the ultimate responsibility to ensure the safety of participant’s driver’s safety equipment, and compliance with all SCCA rules, regulations, and agreements.

The full rules are linked at the bottom of this page.

All driver’s safety equipment will be inspected. Once inspected, a dated, non-removable sticker or decal must be placed on the helmet and visible from outside the car with the driver seated and belted in the normal driving position to indicate that all driver’s safety equipment has been inspected and is in compliance with this section.

Required Equipment
The following required equipment shall be in good condition and free of defects, holes, cracks, frays, etc.

Driving Suit
Driving suits that effectively cover the body from the neck to the ankles and wrists. One-piece suits are highly recommended. All suits shall bear an SFI 3.2A/1, SFI 3.4 or higher certification label or FIA 1986 Standard or FIA Standard 8856-2000 homologation label. Underwear of fire-resistant material shall be used but is optional with suits carrying an FIA Standard 1986 Standard or FIA Standard 8856-2000 label or SFI 3-2A/5 or higher (e.g., /10, /15, /20) certification label.

Crash helmets approved by the Snell Foundation with Snell sticker 2015 or later Special Application SA2015/SAH2015, or by the SFI with a SFI Sticker SFI 31.1/2015 or newer, or by the FIA standard 8859-2015 or FIA 8860-2010 or newer. SFI labeled helmets must have a year printed on the label to be valid. Each driver’s helmet shall be labeled with a minimum of the driver’s name.

- Goggles or face shields, preferably made of new impact resistant materials, for drivers of open cars.

- Freon based total loss helmet cooling systems are not allowed.

Head and Neck Restraint System
The use of a head and neck restraint system that has been certified in accordance with SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858-2002 or 8858-2010 is required; an SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858-2002 or 8858-2010 label must be properly affixed to the device.


- Gloves made of leather and/or accepted fire-resistant material containing no holes.

- Socks made of accepted fire-resistant material.

- Face coverings (balaclavas) of accepted fire-resistant material for drivers with beards or mustaches. Hair protruding from beneath a driver’s helmet shall be completely covered by fire resistant material. As an alternative to balaclavas, a full helmet skirt of accepted fire-resistant material may be used. Double-layer balaclavas are recommended. If balaclavas are used voluntarily, they shall be of accepted fire-resistant material.

- Shoes, with uppers of leather and/or nonflammable material that at a minimum cover the instep. Ventilation pinholes by the manufacturer are allowed.

To explore the full Driver rules and detailed descriptions of the required safety gear, click the link below and read Section 2.4 (pg. 5) of the Race Experience Rules.


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