Your car must have good brakes, recent tires, and must not leak any fluids. Special regulations for convertibles and open-top cars are covered below.
We've provided a checklist for the most important items, but it is your responsibility to bring a vehicle that is appropriate for closed-course driving.
These rules apply to all convertibles (roadsters, cabriolets, spiders) and open-top vehicles (targas, open cockpit) whether the top is up, down, or a removable hard top is in place.
The following cars must add a (minimum) 4-point rollbar of proper height. Rollbars must be manufactured and installed so that they can support the vehicle’s weight. We reserve the right to reject any rollbar we determine doesn’t provide adequate protection.
BMW Z3 without factory roll over hoops, 1996-97
Chevrolet Camaro convertible, up to 2010
Chevrolet Corvette convertible up to C5
Dodge Viper RT convertible, 1992-2003
Ford Mustang convertible, all years
Mazda Miata to 2005
Pontiac Firebird convertible, all years
Pontiac Solstice & GXP
Porsche 993 Cabriolet, pre‐1998 Porsche 996 (air‐cooled)
Open-top cars with OEM rollover systems and OEM factory seat belts are approved. Cars with 5-7 point harnesses need to pass the broomstick test.
OEM safety items include single- and/or double hoops, power hard tops, and pop-up rollbars. Some of these rollover systems are hidden and deploy automatically if sensors detect an impending rollover. If your car has such a system, note this on your tech sheet and bring documented proof that your car has such a system. If you don’t see your convertible or open-top car on this list, bring documented proof that your car has factory rollover protection, and we’ll add it to the approved list.
The following open-top cars with factory rollover protection are approved.
Audi TT, A4, S4, A5, S5 & R8
Aston Martin all models 1998-present
BMW Z3, Z4 3 series, 6 series, M series, 1998-present
Chevrolet Corvette C6 and newer
Chevrolet Camaro, 2011-present
Dodge Viper SRT-10, 2004-present
Ferrari 360, 430 & California
Honda S2000, NSX
Lamborghini Gallardo, Murcielago, Diablo, LP560, LP640 roadsters, Performante
Lexus SC 430
Mazda Miata, 2006+ has protection
Mercedes S, SLK and CLK Convertible
Porsche Carrera GT, Boxster, Spider, 996 & 997
Volkswagen Eos & Beetle
Chassis rigidity and rollover protection have gotten significantly better in the modern era, especially 2006 and later. Structural enhancements including using materials like beryllium have made cars much safer.
Todd Milton, CEO of Pineview Run, has over 30 years experience in auto extrication (disentanglement) involving cutting and prying open hundreds of automobiles and race cars. Todd reserves the right to inspect all older cars, targas, and kit cars for structural integrity and has the final “go, no-go” on any car brought to Pineview Run.
If you have a vintage car, kit car, or heavily modified car with an open roof, please contact us before you bring your car to the track.