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NHRA Announces New Safety Requirements for 2020 Season

NHRA Announces New Safety Requirements for the 2020 Season

The NHRA Technical Department has announced new NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League safety requirements for the 2020 season.

MANDATORY ROLL CAGE PADDING  and HEAD and NECK RESTRAINT SYSTEMS 

**Beginning January 1, 2020, roll-cage padding meeting SFI Spec 45.1 or SFI 45.2 will be mandatory anywhere a driver’s helmet may come in contact with roll-cage components during an accident.

**Beginning June 1, 2020, all drivers in the Trainee, Youth, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Jr. Comp categories will be required to wear a head and neck restraint/system meeting SFI 38.1.

Former Oahe Speedway Street Trophy Champion ~ Gilbert “Bert” Bogner ~ Passes

“Sneaky Snake”  Gilbert “Bert” Bogner, Oral, South Dakota, has passed.  Bogner and his bright orange El Camino won the Oahe Speedway 2006 Street Trophy Championship.  In addition to his championship, Bogner also snared a pair of Street Trophy “Wally’s” in National Dragster Challenge competition in 2006 as well as 2009.  He was recognized in 2008 , winning the Motor Race Images Perfect Light award, scoring three perfect lights that season.

Bert and his wife, Barb, were fixtures in the Oahe pits in the early years.  The couple never passed up an opportunity to offer a hearty handshake or a good old bear hug.  They have been missed by our Oahe Racing Family.  Please keep Barb and the entire Bogner family in your thoughts and prayers.

From Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, SD:

Gilbert August Bogner ~ July 15, 1949 – September 12, 2019 ~ Oral, South Dakota

“Gilbert was born on July 15, 1949 and passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Gilbert was a resident of Oral, South Dakota at the time of passing. Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, SD. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to Brent’s Place, 11980 E 16 th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80010.”

“Godspeed Sneaky Snake”

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