IHRA-Tech e-Bulletin 1. 20th December 2019
PARACHUTE DEPLOYMENT 
 
DOES YOUR VEHICLE EXCEED 140 MPH (224 KPH)?
 

Once your vehicle exceeds 140mph (224kph) your parachute is deemed to be part of your vehicle’s braking system. You are required to adhere to the following rules.

 
 

PARACHUTE RULES  (General Regs)

 

General Reg 7540, Vehicle, Parachute

If fitted, must be repacked on day of racing to ensure proper deployment.

Mandatory

 

General Reg 7550, Vehicle, Parachute

If fuel is nitromethane, then exposed shroud lines and parachute pack protected with fire-resistant material.

Mandatory

 

*General Reg 7560, Vehicle, Parachute

All vehicles that exceed 140Mph (240Kph) must be fitted with a parachute, It is mandatory that the chute is deployed by the end of the speed trap.

Mandatory

*Please Note: This rule is under review, surrounding parachute deployment (speed trap) and DYO Racing.

 

General Reg 7570, Vehicle, Parachute

Diameter at least 1 inch (25.4mm) bush with a ½ inch (13mm) bolt. Quick release spring loaded pins permitted.

Mandatory

 

General Reg 7575, Vehicle, Parachute

Diameter at least 1 inch (25.4mm) bush with a ½ inch (13mm). Quick release spring loaded pins permitted.

Allowed

 

General Reg 7580, Vehicle, Parachute

During pre-race preparation, devices or pins to prevent parachute opening marked with clearly – visible, bright-coloured ribbon or flag.

Mandatory

 

General Reg 7590, Vehicle, Parachute

When in the hands of the starter, safety pins used to retain parachute must be removed, failure to remove safety pins will automatically see that run disallowed.

Mandatory

 

General Reg 7600, Vehicle, Parachute

Failure to deploy Parachute/s will result in disciplinary action and is subject to Licence suspension and or monetary fines.

Mandatory

 

General Reg 7620, Vehicle, Parachute

If vehicle exceeds 200 mph (320 kph), dual with separate shroud line attachments points.

Mandatory

 
 

General Reg 12

It is the responsibility of the participant not IHRA Australia or any track, to ensure that all safety equipment is approved and is correctly installed, worn, maintained, and used.

Mandatory

 

IHRA Australia

Technical Department

 
 
 
 
 
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