Roll cage tagging is an important part of Scrutineering now and for the future.
Tags are a security fitment, and should not be tampered with once fitted.
Each tag is individually numbered, and has been logged onto a database, along with the owners name, car type, class, and most importantly, notes on the cage tested, for example - tested measurements of individual cage components, who built the cage, also any alterations made to reach tagging standard.
If a car changes ownership, or class, it will be the new owners responsibility to inform NASA, so that the data can be updated.
Anyone found to have tampered with a tag, changed from one vehicle to another, removed bars and re welded into another cage, will obviously face disciplinary action as described in the NASA members handbook, 18.16, 18.17, 18.18.
For refurbishment of chassis / roll cages, repainting or powder coating, the tag should be protected in the best possible way, if the tag has to be removed for any reason, permission must be given, this is also described in the above sections of the members handbook.
It is essential that NASA have this information to keep the database up to date.
If a tag has to be replaced, for any reason, this will be at the owners expense.
Clubs and leagues have been informed that from now until March 2016, NASA officials are able to visit them to carry out tagging / scrutineering sessions, all they need to do is arrange the venue and a worthwhile amount of cars to check, NASA officials will be able to help, and give any scrutineering advise needed.
During 2016, every car registered to race will need to be tested at some point, this is in preparation for the 2017 season, where the fitment of a tag will be required to race.
Until now the testing / tagging has been optional, during 2016, cars will be tested at race meetings randomly, either during scrutineering or at any time during the race meeting, members will not be able to refuse testing, and failed cars will not be able to continue competing until rectified.