PCA Autocross Safety Inspection
A PCA vehicle tech inspection is required to participate in a PCA Wild Rose Region autocross.
The PDF check list can be downloaded here: PCA Autocross Safety Inspection check list
It is the sole responsibility of each participant to present a vehicle that is safe to operate in an autocross event and is in sound mechanical condition. Safety inspection by PCA Region volunteers does not relieve the participant of their responsibility for the safety of the vehicle they have entered.
All items below must pass inspection.
- Helmet meets current or two prior SA, M, or K Snell ratings. Helmets built to Snell Foundation Standards or other standards such as FIA 8860, SFI 31.1 and BS6658-85 Type A-FR are approved.
- Helmet is in good physical shape. Liner is not loose inside. Straps are not frayed.
No obvious outer shell damage.
Drivers of cars with no windshields must have eye protection.
- Gas Cap securely in place
- Seatbelts must be in good condition and not overly worn, frayed, or stiff. 5 or 6-point racing harnesses must be installed per manufacturer’s instructions. If non-factory upper restraints are installed in open cars, factory roll-over protection or aftermarket roll bar/cage must be installed.
- Seats are properly attached and functional.
- Wheels must be free of cracks and all fasteners must be installed on all wheels.
- Tires must have no cord showing at any time and be free of cracks.
- Throttle operates properly.
- Brake pedal must not go to the floor without any resistance.
- Brake rotors or drums must not be cracked to the edges.
- Brake fluid must be between the minimum and maximum level in the reservoir (if visible).
- Fluid leakage must not be significant.
- Battery must be attached securely to the frame or chassis.
- Final Prep: All loose objects inside the passenger compartment or trunk(s) must be removed.