I recently went to my local track and on inspection of my SFI 3.3/5 gloves they were found to have a quarter sized hole in them. The technical inspector was very polite, but said that my gloves would be confiscated and would not be returned to me. Can a technical inspector do that?
Yes they have that right, per Section 1, Administrative Procedures and Appeals, 1.6.4 Retention of Vehicles and Parts: if NHRA believes that an Item should be retained or destroyed, or indefinitely or permanently retained, to prevent further use of such item in competition, NHRA may so retain or destroy such Item. The rights granted to NHRA in this subsection shall also apply to any NHRA member track if deemed necessary by the member track officials.