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    I bought an 03 a few weeks back to use as a track car. I am signed up for a track day at Virginia International Raceway this weekend, but am worried I may not pass their rules for convertibles. The event organizer said I just need to pass the broomstick rule. But I have also seen info online that seems to say VIR doesn't allow stock viper roll bars.

    I have never seen a convertible get turned away from any of the other tracks I have run. However, I don't want to drive 3 hours to find out the hard way. I am sure someone on here has taken an SRT/10 roadster to VIR. I would appreciate your input.

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    Hardtops have been needed for ViperDays at VIR, not sure about other events though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrels View Post
    I bought an 03 a few weeks back to use as a track car.
    I can hear it now..... I would say if this car is going to be a "track car" there are many that will recommend that you just install roll bars now and save yourself the trouble. The "Roll Hoops" on the SRT/10 verts are not really any kind of roll over protection.

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    +1 01sapphirebob

    No prob, just install a real rollbar:
    http://forums.viperclub.org/srt10-sr...n-rollbar.html

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    Will do the roll bar at some point. I just won't be able to do it before this weekend.

    I'm going to lower the seat with a 2" kit so I can pass the broomstick test. I am 6'3" so i need that anyway. I'll do the roll bar before the next track day. Thanks for the help and advice.

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    Isn't this weekends' event with Trackdaze? Check w/them about rollbar...I have had a friend run on '08 'vert @ VIR with NARRA but only in the HDPE classes; not TT or Competition classes...

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    Just for future reference:

    A stock Viper SRT-10 Roadster is allowed at VIR as long as you can pass the broomstick test.

    I would NOT have been able to pass if I didn't install the 2" seat drop kit. The first instructor I had didn't make it a full lap. We got black flagged at the oak tree because his helmet was several inches over the roll hoop. They found a much shorter instructor and I was good to go for the rest of the day.

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    I purchased a hardtop from AP Engineering, just for track days.
    It's seems to work everywhere I go.
    However, at some point I wouldlike to install the Autoform rollbar.

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    Default Re: Roadsters at VIR

    I think I understand but what exactly is the broomstick test and how is it done?

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    Broomstick laid from the top of the windshield pillar to the top of the roll hoop. Helmut under that imaginary plane , you are okay.
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    Default Re: Roadsters at VIR

    Barrels, I understand the test...the problem is those "hoops" behind the seats on stock SRT-10 verts are NOT roll bars!!!! If you plan future events with your current set-up, you may find that Viper-aware tech inspectors may indeed flunk you without the broomstick test.

    Be safe...get a real rollbar soon!!

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