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      06-21-2019, 10:37 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by 3002 tii View Post
Thatís definitely not the norm. CCA wonít even allow Z4 roadsters in stock trim. National policy is all verts (even those equipped with factory rollhoops) require roll bars and hard tops. NASA and PCA will allow verts but any harness needs to be equipped with rollbar unless youíre using Quickfits with factory seats and even thatís not a guarantee. But at least in that scenario you still have the option of running your stock belts.

As for smaller organizations (advanced only or open track days), Iíve actually found the rules to be even more strict. Not saying the above is absolute but in the northeast itís usually more often the case youíd fail tech if you showed up with 5/6 points and harness bar only. Auto-x is an entirely different story...
Oh I am not saying that its the right way, but there are also track organizers who are more about $$$ than safety, and ultimately that will bore organizers who would just have you sign your name down and shake themselves of all responsiblities by offering a far lower price, which on paper at least, they aren't wrong. Hell I used to run and help with a group like that (I get in for free, so don't judge me).

Sadly with the Z4MR, it leaves many of us with very few options for safety, only reliance I have is to just run stock belts and believe BMW did their testing to ensure that if a tire fails on the track, I'll still be in one piece and the stock bar will hold me up long enough for me to crawl out.

I stand by my view though, with any car the owner wants to make safe for track, do it all, or do none at all.
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