Section 8 - Questions and Answers - dB Drag Racing
Section 8 - Q&A
Question - Where should the sensor be placed in the vehicle?
Answer - The sensor should be affixed to the windshield on the passenger side of the vehicle.
The sensor location should be 12 inches from the passenger side windshield pillar and 4 inches above the dash.
Question - How should the sensor placement jig be used to insure proper sensor placement in the vehicle?
Answer - The long arm of the sensor placement jig should be horizontal and parallel to the ground. The vertical part of the jig should be perpendicular (straight up) with respect to the ground. At this point, you have positioned the sensor horizontally and vertically.
Question - May a competitor enter any class for which his vehicle does not qualify? For example, could a competitor who normally competes in the Super Street 1-2 class enter the Super Street 3-4 class?
Answer - Absolutely not. The class a competitor competes in is dictated by the number of woofers in their system and the extent to which modifications to the vehicle have been made. Competitors may only compete in classes for which their vehicle legitimately qualifies.
Question - In the classes that have a "normal use" restriction, do the seats need to be able to slide all the way back in order to be in compliance?
Answer - No. The competitor may adjust the seat any way they wish, provided the resultant seat position is intended for normal operation of the vehicle.
Question - In the Super Street rules, it states that the wall and subs must remain behind the B-Pillars. Does this also apply to the batteries and amplifiers?
Answer - No. Auto sound equipment may be installed in front of the B-Pillars provided the installation of the equipment does not violate any other applicable rules. For example, amplifiers could be mounted underneath the driver and / or passenger seat as long as the normal operation of those seats was retained. On the other hand, amps may not be installed in the floorboard (in the Stock and Super Street divisions) because the installation of the amps would interfere with the normal use of the vehicle.
Question - In the rule book there are several references to "easily removable". What does this mean?
Answer - The competitor must be able to remove the item in question in 5 minutes or less.
Question - Who gets "Lane Choice" in an elimination round?
Answer - The first competitor to pull into the lanes.
Question - Am I entitled to a "Bye" run?
Answer - Only contestants who are in contention for a World Record are entitled to a Bye run. Other Bye runs MAY be granted at the judge's discretion.
Question - Can the sun roof be replaced with sheet metal?
Answer - Yes, provided no other applicable rules are violated. Please refer to Section 3-8 - "A Special Note on Equivalent Replacements." The sheet metal replacement must be similar to the original OEM skin of the vehicle.