The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of skid-pad events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules.
NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official/staff.
- The Management of U-DRIFT.
Safety Helmet: You must wear a modern race-approved safety helmet when driving at U-DRIFT.
Shoes: Visible toes are prohibited (e.g. no sandals, no bare feet, no high heels).
Clothes: Shirts must be worn. Vision must not be impaired. Offensive language can not be openly displayed. Cumbersome or dangerous jewelry (including body-pierced chains) may not be worn while on the skid-pad. Fire retardant clothing is suggested.
Fire Extinguishers: Suggested for automobile driver/passenger cockpit (must be secured and usable); suggested for engine bay.
Safety Belts: DOT approved safety belts or race harnesses must be safely mounted to your car and worn by driver and any passengers. Passengers may not double-up under one safety belt.
Hub Caps: Hub caps and wheel covers/spinners are forbidden.
Brakes: Your brake pedal must be firm with no loss of pressure when pressed. Brakes that squeal loudly when stopping at the inspection will fail your vehicle.
Throttle: Your accelerator pedal must have a working return spring and operate smoothly.
Steering: Your steering must be tight and reasonably aligned.
Loose Items in Car: Loose items, including unbolted-down floor-mats, items in glove box or under seat, and unstrapped fire extinguishers, are forbidden.
Doors: automobiles must have locked doors in place on both sides of driver/passenger cockpit.
Suspension: Wheel bearings can not have mechanical "play" or make audible noise when turned.
Windows/Windshield: automobiles must have uncracked DOT-approved safety glass or 6mm+ thickness Lexan on all windshields and when cover exists on side windows (though open windows are acceptable).
Fluid Leaks: Visible fluid leaks (A/C condensation exempted) onto the asphalt during inspection will fail your vehicle. You are responsible for installing appropriate catch tanks or otherwise preventing leaks/spills from your vehicle. Leaks and spills onto the U-DRIFT skid-pad will result in $500 fines and/or ground cleanup duty for driver and passenger(s).
Smells: vehicles that smell of fuel leaks, oil leaks, hydraulic fluid leaks, electrical fires/shorts, or any "burning" smell while idling at inspection will be failed.
Securely-Mounted Battery: If equipped, your vehicle's "starter" battery must be held down securely. If it can be moved by hand then it will fail your vehicle.
U-DRIFT Markings: Your vehicle will be given window/windshield marks, hood magnets/stickers, mirror cards, and/or side-door/bumper magnets/stickers at the discretion of the U-DRIFT staff on-site. Do not allow ANYONE other than U-DRIFT staff to write on, erase, move/remove, or add (to) any of the above. If a marking is modified (e.g. by course debris/maneuvers or by vandals, etc.) then it is your responsibility to immediately notify the U-DRIFT staff. These markings contribute to U-DRIFT safety operations and also serve as payment verification, so their forgery/abuse/modification/alteration can result in the loss of your U-DRIFT driver's license.
Waivers: You must read, agree, sign, and show your skid-pad waiver forms or U-Drift license to U-DRIFT staff at inspection. Lack of approved waivers or U-Drift license will fail your vehicle.
Under-Age: Drivers and passengers not yet 18 years of age must present a signed minor form and a parentally-signed consent form.
Payment: You must make payment to U-DRIFT staff at inspection. Lack of payment will fail your vehicle.
Congratulations! To be approved for playing at U-DRIFT, your vehicle has passed the tech inspection!
Your vehicle should now idle at the tech inspection entrance gate while you wait for your turn. U-DRIFT staff will direct you to the appropriate place on our facility at the appropriate time. Follow their directions to go to your pre-paid event (e.g. to the Burn-Out plates or drifting course). Make your run. Make one run/pass only. Have fun! Return to the end of the waiting line of vehicles at the tech inspection entrance gate and wait for your U-DRIFT staff to direct you to a future run/pass as appropriate. Repeat as desired.
NOTE: for safety reasons your run/pass could potentially be cut short by U-DRIFT staff (e.g. tornado sighted nearby, fire, pedestrian/trespasser on course, etc.). IMMEDIATELY STOP YOUR VEHICLE IN PLACE if you see a red U-DRIFT emergency flag being waved at you, and/or if you hear an emergency announcement or horn/whistle from U-DRIFT staff. DO NOT CONTINUE DRIVING in *any* direction until you are directed to so do by U-DRIFT staff in such an emergency. Stop your vehicle!
You will receive free credit for two new runs/passes if such an emergency is not your fault (e.g. not due to a safety problem with your vehicle or driving), however, failure to immediately stop your vehicle could result in the loss of your U-DRIFT driver's license. Stop your vehicle!
Penalties: dropping/throwing items from your vehicle, sneaking passengers or audience into the arena or viewing area, endangering staff, audience, or other participants, fighting, threats, graffiti or vandalism to U-DRIFT or participants' property, lasers, fires, mobile loudspeakers, obnoxiously vulgar language/behavior, abusing substances or otherwise being intoxicated, engaging in illegal activity, failing to properly follow U-DRIFT staff directions and/or rules, or otherwise detracting from everyone else having fun at U-DRIFT will result infines, expulsion or mandatory skid-pad work-duty, and the potential forfeiture of your U-DRIFT driver's license.
(Note: this is mandatory to receive a U-Drift Driver's/Passenger license)