Technical Standards Reference

The official standards for standards certification organizations can be found in the following locations:

FIA Standards

  • 8855-1999 - Seat - Validity = 5 years

    • Manufacturers can re-certifiy for an additional 2 years. Additional label with new expiration date to be affixed by manufacturer.
  • 8853/98 - Harnesses - Validity = 5 years - Can be re-certified by manufacturer
  • 8856-2000 - Protective Clothing for Automobile Drivers
  • FT3, FT3.5, FT5 Fuel Cell Specifications
  • Drivers Equimpment Standards
  • Technical Lists -

SFI Standards

  • SFI Manufacturer’s list
  • 3.2A/1 through 3.2A/5 - Drivers Suits
  • 3.3 - Driver Accessories
  • 17.1 - Onboard Fire Extinguisher Systems
  • 16.1 - Harnesses - Validity = 2 Years - Can be re-certified by manufacturer
  • 28.1, 28.2, 32.1, 31.2 Fuel Cell Specifications
  • 39.2 - Seat - Validity = 2 Years

Helmet Standards

Occupant Safety Equipment

Each occupant must wear the following equipment during all on-track sessions:

7.1.1 Helmet

All occupants must wear a safety helmet during on-track sessions. Only helmets certified to meet the following standards are permitted:

  • Snell Memorial Foundation – SA2000, SA2005, SA 2010
  • SFI Foundation – Spec 31.2, Spec 31.2A
  • British Helmet Standard – BS 6658:1958

Full-Faced helmets are required.

Hair protruding from beneath a driver’s helmet must be completely covered by fire-resistant material. Drivers with facial hair must wear face shields of fire-resistant material (i.e. balaclava or helmet skirt).

Helmets involved in an on track collision must be sent, by the driver, to the manufacturer for inspection and re-certification before it can be used again.

7.1.2 Driving Suit

One-piece driving suits are required and must be made of fire-resistant material and certified to SFI spec 3/2A-5 or greater, or homologated to “FIA 2000” specs, which effectively covers the body, including neck, ankles and wrists. Multi-layer driving suits are recommended.

Approved long underwear made of fire resistant material must be worn with all suits except those carrying a rating of SFI 3.2A/5 or greater. Underwear certified to SDI 3.3 or FIA 8856-2000 is strongly recommended.

Fire-resistant underwear is recommended.

Gloves, Shoes, and Socks are required. Socks must be made of fire-resistant material. Shoes and gloves must be made of leather, or any other approved fire-resistant material and must be free of holes, tears or other openings except those made by the manufacturer of the equipment.

7.1.3 Eye Glasses

Any corrective eyeglass material used shall be of safety glass-type, and meet U. S. Government standards.

Evergreen Drift Rules


Evergreen Drift is your place to experience the excitement of drifting at its best and participate in the camaraderie of the local drift scene.  Drifters from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and beyond come to slay tires, tap walls, and give the fans a show.

For five seasons Evergreen Drift has served as a mainstay in Northwest drifting providing a venue to progress the sport in the region with a range of events for all skill levels providing a great value to drivers and fans alike.

The Evergreen staff works tirelessly to ensure everyone has the best time possible while providing a safe place to drift.

Monthly Open Drift events offer action packed sessions where the only prize is the props drivers get for progressing their skills or doing something awesome.

We offer one of the few drift instruction schools in the region to give new drifters the skills needed to get started in the sport.

Evergreen is the home of the Northwest Grassroots Championship series and the only Formula Drift sanctioned ProAm Affiliate series in the Northwest.

The Grassroots championship allows anyone a fair chance at reaching the podium and becoming a champion in a Top 32 head to head competition that is both affordable and challenging.

Aspiring professional drivers battle in the grueling five round Evergreen Drift ProAm Championship presented by NOS energy drink. Dueling at 80 mph inches from the wall on the Formula Drift professional course competitors give it their all to earn a Formula Drift professional license.

These programs make Evergreen one of the few places in the world of drifting where you can start out as a beginner and advance your way to earning a Formula Drift professional licenses.

We would like to thank all who have been a part of making Evergreen what it is today and invite anyone to join us to as we continue to progress and simply enjoy the people and experiences that make drifting at Evergreen great.

Engine and Transmission

8.2.1 Modifications Engine, transmission, ECU and/or final drive modifications are free, but only the rear wheels may propel the vehicle. An Engine oil catch tank with a minimum capacity of one (1) quart is required and must be securely fastened and sealed in the engine compartment. It is strongly reccomended that catch tanks be used for the transmission and differential as well. All fluid systems must be free of leaks. All cars must be equipped with an on-board starter and power supply which must be in working at the start of an event. Teams shall make every attempt to repair a nonworking starter a broken starter shall not disqualify a driver from taking a competitive run. All vehicles must be equipped with a functioning reverse gear.

8.2.2 Traction Control

Traction control and other non-specified “driver aids” are not allowed.

Body Work

8.1.2 Body Work Cars must maintain the OEM look and feel and be clean, free of

damage and presentable for competition. Aftermarket body panels, front and/or rear fascias, side skirts

and wings, etc are permitted; body work that is not designed as O.E.M.

or an O.E.M. replacement of the original make and model of the vehicle

must be approved by EVERGREEN DRIFT TECHNICAL MANAGER. No vertical aerodynamic elements may be added other than, 2

(two) wing standoffs and 2 (two) wing end plates. The size of each of

these my not exceed 12x16 inches in size per unit (dimension, not

surface area). The installation of these devices may not obstruct the

view, from any angle, or operation any of safety device, signaling

light, indicator, or other equipment. No body or aerodynamic elements

above the door  line may extend wider than the wheelbase of the vehicle.

Electrical System

8.6.1 Master Cut-Off
A Master electrical cut-off switch, wired to completely shut off all engine and electrical system function (except for electrically operated fire suppression systems, if applicable) is mandatory and must mounted outside the vehicle, on the right side cowl just below the windshield and is to be clearly marked with the appropriate “OFF” markings. The electrical terminals of the cut-off switch and/or any relays used in the circuit must be sufficiently insulated.

8.6.2 Battery
The battery must be securely mounted and the positive terminal completely insulated to avoid contact with any other metal parts. Batteries may be relocated. If the battery is located in the drivers compartment, it must in a sealed box bolted to the unibody/chassis with the battery securely fastened inside the box and properly vented and drained.

8.6.3 Lights
All vehicles must have normally functioning brake lights, tail lights (rain lights), and headlights. A high mounted 3rd brake light in an area not likely to be damaged in a collison is reccomended. Competitors shall make best effort to repair lighs damaged during competition. Headlights damaged in competition will not prevent the competitor from taking competitive runs. Vehicles must have at minimum one functioning brake light for all competitive runs and is subjet to forfit if repairs cannot be made in time.

The use of electrical cut off switches, or any other device that renders the brake lights inoperative in any way, is strictly prohibited.

Fuel System

8.5.1 Fuel Cells

The fuel system design is free. Fuel cells meeting SFI 28.1 for FIA FT-3 are recommended. Fuel tank/cell must be separated from the driver’s cockpit by a permanently mounted fully sealed  .036” steel or .059” aluminum minimum thickness bulkhead.

The floor pan may be modified to fit a fuel cell and lines. Fuel cells must have a flapper valve installed to prevent spillage in the event of a roll over.

Fuel cells may be installed in the driver compartment of the car, within the confines of the roll cage structure. When mounted in the driver compartment fuel cells must be SFI 28.1 or FIA FT-3 or greater certiifed and contained in a .036” steel or .059” aluminum box in addition to the manditory sealed bulkhead enclosure.

8.5.2 Fuel Lines

Fuel lines and fittings must be high-pressure type and routed in such a way that do not interfere with moving parts and be securely insulated and attached to the unibody or chassis. No fuel lines may be routed through the driver’s compartment. Teams may install dry-break fuel-filler attachments in the rear quarter windows or into the rear windshield or trunk lid to facilitate re-fueling from outside the car. The fuel filler tube between the fuel filler neck and the fuel cell, or tank, must be bulk-headed with .036” steel or .059” aluminum and sealed. There shall be a flexible tube between the fuel filler neck and the fuel cell/tank to allow for misalignment of the tube as the result of an accident as well as a one-way “flapper” valve.

A positive locking fuel filler cap (no Monza-style, flip-type) must be used, and fuel pick-up openings and lines, breather vents, and fuel filler lines shall be designed and installed so that if the car is partially or totally inverted, fuel shall not escape. The cap, filler neck, vents, and all fittings shall be isolated so in case of spillage, leakage, or failure, fuel will not reach the driver. Fuel tank breathers must vent outside the car.


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