The big question is .... did you read the rules?
Did you read the rules referenced in the rules you read?
Your high school racing is possibly apart from the USSA/FIS regulations. Or is it?
Now based on what was said I figured that the HS racing had it's own set of rules and they do .. but, they reference one by one at each level the helmet regulations by default.
So .. Pope John rules refer to the NJSIAA (Interscholastic), regulations that bounce off (by direct reference), NCAA and the NCAA says that FIS & USSA helmet rules apply.
So, if you actually read each regulation you would find that guards are not required .. in NJ at least.
ParentOfRacer ... Note that you missed TARA and they should be #3 in your pecking order.
Mass almost makes it sound like they are unique with "by amendment".
Some places enforce regulations and others use them as a weapon of choice. Let me give you a direct quote regarding a start regulation when I questioned it when challenged by an organizer .. "If you try to enforce that I'll kill you". Needless to say, I didn't.
Edited by Yuki - 4/16/11 at 5:44am