From talking to various drivers this past weekend, I got the strong sense that the implications of the new "Rolling Annual Tech" rule are still not clearly understood. Hopefully a few drivers will read this and perhaps even pass the information along.
Annual Inspections are now good for a full 365/366 days from the date of inspection. Anybody who got an annual inspection at the NARRCOffs this past weekend will not need an Annual again for a full year; that is, they won't need to suffer in spring tech lines next year.
However, Harnesses still expire in December, so if you have to install a new harness, you'll need to make a quick pass through the line in the spring to get those signed off. I will post an additional note on harnesses later today.
Additionally, helmet stickers are still tied to the calendar year, so you'll continue to have to drag all your gear to tech in the spring to get the new sticker.