ORCi  links to safety rules, please  read carefully as some of the safety changes will impact upon you.

http://orci.co.uk/News.aspx

 

STATEMENT OF THE ROLLING THUNDER SHOW

 

To create a friendly and affordable racing opportunity in which anyone be they experienced or inexperienced can compete. This Promotion is an attempt to highlight the high costs involved in Oval Racing, by creating a comparatively low contact environment in which the rules will be strictly enforced to ensure fair Competition and where required, cost control. The scruiteneering inspections will be fair and consistent without prejudice toward any drivers

PREFACE TO THE RULES:

All mentions of RTS will hereafter mean The Rolling Thunder Show. In consideration of acceptance by the RTS of the Drivers Licence application and payment of licence fees, the signee agrees to abide by all rules and regulations of RTS, as to conduct and mechanical specifications, as now published in this 2015 Official RTS Rulesheet, or hereafter modified. RTS reserves the right to alter or amend these rules and/or regulations at any time in the interests of safety, cost control and/or fair competition.

It is the responsibility of each competitor to read and fully understand the contents of these rules. If there is a disagreement or dispute regarding the meaning or application of these rules, the interpretation and application of the officials at the track shall prevail. Appeals may be considered by RTS.

Any rules updates or safety bulletins published by the RTS after 1 January 2015 for the purpose of implementing, interpreting or enforcing these rules will be deemed as part of and will supersede these rules. The rule updates or safety bulletins will only appear on official RTS letterheads, or in the official publication of an RTS Newsletter.  The rule updates will also be posted on the Rolling Thunder Show official website.

The rules and regulations set forth herein are designed to provide orderly conduct for RTS events and to establish minimum acceptable standards and requirements for such events. These rules and regulations shall govern the conditions of all RTS promoted events, unless otherwise noted. All members are required to comply with these rules.  No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with these rules and regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury to participants, spectators, or others. No pretense is made for having designed a foolproof set of rules and regulations. The spirit and intent of these rules is the standard by which RTS promoted racing is guided. Race Scrutineers are authorised to decide if an equipment change is an attempt to circumvent these rules.  Officials can and will disqualify an entry in violation of the spirit and intent of these rules. Since it is impossible to anticipate every potential circumstance, an RTS scrutineer or official shall have the right to initiate action correcting a hazardous condition or a condition not in compliance with the spirit and intent of these regulations.  Decisions are to be based on “common sense”, consistency, impartiality and fair play. Developments in racing may necessitate changes that we cannot anticipate at the time the rules were written.

If this rulebook does not specifically say that you can change, modify, add something, then you must consider that the change, modification, addition is illegal. Any questions about the legality of a change not covered in this rule book, must be answered by RTS officials and that decision is final.

RTS MEMBERSHIPS

All competitors must possess a valid RTS licence in order to be permitted to compete in any RTS meeting. Without a driver’s licence in their possession, that competitor may be denied participation in that RTS event, unless they receive prior approval directly from RTS in writing, or when they sign in at the meeting.

If a driver’s licence is lost, please contact RTS immediately and a replacement card will be issued for a fee of £10.00.

Application forms for an RTS licence may be obtained from RTS head office, which is solely responsible for issuing and processing such licences. Licence application forms must be fully executed, signed by the applicant, and accompanied by the appropriate funds. The mere acceptance of an RTS licence application form does not constitute the issuance of or approval by RTS of such application.  RTS may deny membership to any applicant for any reason.  All applicants will be advised in writing by RTS whether their application for RTS membership has been approved.

All memberships are in effect as of the date of issue and are on a calendar year basis beginning January 1 and expiring December 31 of that year unless otherwise noted.

All RTS members, associate members and participants should fully understand that participation in any RTS formula, exposes them to risks of death, or serious bodily injury.  The RTS members, associate members and participants voluntarily assume these risks.

Each participant in competition has the responsibility to assess the safety aspects of facilities, including the racing surface, and assume the risk of competition. A participant’s concerns should be brought to the attention of the Race Director or Clerk of the Course at that event before he / she competes in any on-track activity.

VISITING DRIVER POLICY:

RTS welcomes visiting drivers to any of its meetings. Any driver not possessing a valid RTS licence, will be considered a visitor and payment for that race meeting entry will include the issue of a day licence for that event only. Each visitor’s name and car number will be recorded upon entry.  All visiting drivers have to accept current rules and their cars will be scruiteneered and assessed for inclusion into an appropriate formula for that meeting.  No points will be awarded to day licence holders.

 

MEMBERSHIP INFRACTIONS:

The penalty for falsification of RTS licences or pass cards, loan of the licence or pass card to another party, participation under a fraudulent use of credentials, including loaning of a licence or pass card  for gaining access to an RTS meeting, could be cause for suspension of their membership for a minimum of one (1) year.

MEDICAL ATTENTION/INJURIES:

It shall be the personal responsibility of all participants to refrain from taking part in any RTS event if they have been injured, are under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance, or are in any way other than medically fit. RTS may deny membership of a person based on past medical conditions that may affect the safety of that person or other participants at an RTS meeting. It is the personal responsibility of all participants to report any injuries suffered at an RTS event to the St Johns Ambulance medical centre BEFORE leaving the Stadium.

PARTICIPANT CONDUCT:

RTS members, associate members and all participants at RTS events are expected, at all times, to conduct themselves in a professional and non-disruptive manner. Any member, associate member or participant who within the boundaries of the race track facility, in the sole and absolute judgment of the RTS verbally or physically threatens or assaults another participant, official or other person Uses bullying behavior to another driver uses vulgar or derogatory language engages in unsportsmanlike like conduct or conduct detrimental to the RTS or otherwise creates a condition or circumstance which is unsafe, unfair or out of order will be deemed by the RTS to have violated the rules and regulations and will be penalized by the RTS Board of Control, and / or Steward, and / or Clerk of the course accordingly.

Drivers (or their designated parent or guardian if the driver is under 16 years of age) are reminded that they are responsible for the conduct of their team members or associated with their team. A driver may suffer the penalties for the conduct of their team or associates. For those that violate these rules and regulations, RTS may take action ranging from probation to expulsion.

DRIVING LICENCES AND RACING AGREEMENTS:

Licences are issued annually, and are renewable in January of each year, Licences are only issued to persons aged 16 years and over. Juniors must have guardian’s written consent.

Unless special approval is granted, all drivers must be free from permanent or occasional disability and have full use of both hands and feet. Good eyesight, with spectacles if appropriate, is also required, and drivers are asked to declare any colour vision deficiency.

Drivers granted a licence are bound by the Rules and Regulations laid down in this Book, and any supplementary regulations, verbal or written, which may apply specifically at any venue or in any special event.

 A separate licence is required for each formula and a separate racing number will be issued for each formula.  Where possible, this number will be the same for each formula.

THE POINTS SYSTEM

The Points System is subject to annual review. Points are scored only at meetings published on the official fixture list which is issued in January of each year.  An annual Points Championship for each formula with trophies for the top three drivers provides all season interest.

The points system in use for this season is as follows:

All Heats                      8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 pts

Finals               16,14,12,10,8,6,4,2 pts

Special event with One Winner: 10 pts

Major Championship Finals such as World Cup Finals, British Finals or European Championship Finals carry increased points value as follows:

32,28,24,20,16,12,8,4 

THE GRADINGS SYSTEM

A drivers grade will be identified by either WHITE ,YELLOW, BLUE, RED or Superstar  painted roof,  covering at least 90% of the available roof.

A driver who wins two events at any one meeting is automatically upgraded to the next highest grade.

In most events drivers will start in grade order, WHITE at the front, followed by YELLOW, BLUE, RED in that order. Reigning Champions line up at the back of the grid. For some special events the grid order may be varied.

Silver – reigning RTS points Champion.

Black and White Chequer - British Champion.

Gold Roof  - World Cup winner.

A driver who currently holds more than one title is entitled to elect to use only one star colour or an unambiguous combination.

Any driver graded RED or above at any time in his racing career, can never be down-graded below YELLOW in any formula in any subsequent season. 

A driver who wins two events at any one meeting is automatically upgraded to the next highest grade. 

The number of drivers in each grade is normally determined by the number of points scored as follows:-

Drivers with the highest points –RED

All drivers with not less than 75% of the highest total – RED

Driver’s with the next highest total –BLUE

All drivers with not less than 60% of the total at (c) – BLUE

Drivers with the next highest total – YELLOW

All drivers with not less 45% of the highest total at (e) –YELLOW

All other drivers are WHITE (but see also clause 11 onwards below).

In most events drivers will start in points grade order, WHITE at the front, followed by YELLOW, BLUE, RED in that order. Reigning Champions line up at the back of the grid. For some special events the grid order may be varied.

 Any driver graded RED or above at any time in his racing career, can never be down-graded below YELLOW in any formula in any subsequent season. 

Grids are set out as follows;...
Champions,
Top points scorer.
Reds line up in points order.
Blues line up in points order
Yellows line up in points order.
Day licence holders to the rear of Champions.

BASIC RACING DISCIPLINE

A full protection helmet must be the minimum specification as published by  ORCi. 

All flag, radio commands and light signals must be obeyed immediately. 

Drivers who appear to have indulged in the intake of alcohol or drugs will be excluded from racing.  Smoking is not permitted in cars or on the track at any time. 

No passengers are allowed in or on the car. 

Drivers abandoning a vehicle while a race is in progress must retire immediately to a recognised safety area whilst keeping there safety helmet on. 

It is an offence to put, or attempt to put, an overturned car back onto its wheels during a race, and drivers are not allowed to re-enter a car once they have left it.  Repairs are not permitted on the circuit and cars must not be pushed or handled in any way during a race. 

Team tactics in the individual events will be subject to penalty the decision of the Stewards is final. 

In all events, cars which are stationary for more than 60 seconds may be subject to disqualification. 

RACE PROCEDURE AND FLAG SIGNALS

Events may be clutch starts or rolling starts over any distance or time limit determined by the Promoter.

Before joining the circuit, a driver must be wearing his helmet and be securely strapped into the car.  Drivers should then take up their starting positions as directed by their grades.

After the final event, the winner, second and third should complete one extra lap and then pull up at the infield receive their awards.

A race which is stopped before one quarter of the distance will be declared void and rerun.  A race which is stopped after three quarters of the distance will be considered complete, and the final placings will be those existing at the completion of the previous lap before the Red flag was shown.

A race which is stopped between one quarter and three quarters of the distance must be allowed to continue whenever possible.  Positions in the restart will be those existing immediately before the stoppage; the restart will be in single file, and drivers who leave their cars before or during the stoppage will be excluded from the restarted event.

In all events, cars which are stationary for more than 60 seconds may be subject to disqualification.

In all events, a BLACK flag is used to indicate to a driver that he is disqualified.  He must immediately withdraw from the race.

A BLACK cross means you may be penalised keep racing. 

A driver losing a wheel or suffering a flat tyre will be flagged off by the Clerk of the Course, Starter or Steward. 

COMPLAINTS, PROTESTS & APPEALS

All drivers, Promoters and Officials licensed by RTS are subject to the Rules and Regulations contained in this book, and if found to be guilty of a breach of these regulations, shall be subject to penalty as determined by the RTS board of control.

A driver who wishes to complain about the conduct of any driver or official may appeal to the RTS board of control with a statutory fee of £30. Which must accompany the written complaint A driver may NOT complain about the decisions of any official.

Protests or complaints must be in writing and received within 7 days of the meeting, complete with the statutory fee as appropriate.

Complaints or protests about the results of races must be delivered to the racing director within 2 minutes of the end of the meeting.  Such protests will be dealt with by the Race Director who, after consultation with the lap scorers and other officials, is empowered to amend the results of the meeting.  Such amendments can only be made within 30 minutes of the end of the meeting, and all affected parties must be present and be advised of the amended results.

Where a driver wishes to complain or protest about the preparation of a car, or a violation of specification, such complaint must be delivered in person to the Steward of the Meeting together with the special protest fee of £100. for each item of complaint, within two minutes of the end of a meeting, this will cause the Steward to order the offending car to be subject to immediate further check by the Scrutineer on the specific items complained of.

In cases where the specification protest is valid, the fee will be returned in full to the complaining driver, and the offending driver will be penalised as allowed by these regulations.

In cases where the protest is found to be not justified, all or part of the fee may be awarded to the driver against whom the protest was made.


The Promoter, Steward or the Clerk of the Course at any specific meeting, have the right to suspend or disqualify any driver pending the next board of control meeting.

Persons who feel they have been unjustly dealt with by any of the Disciplinary Bodies, have the right of appeal to the next highest body.  Appeals with the necessary new evidence must be received by the RTS Office within 14 days of the judgement appealed against.

Drivers should be aware that an appeal could lead to one of three alternatives:

(a) confirmation of the original findings, (b) reduction of the punishment ©  increase of the original punishment plus a bill for costs.

The Appeal fee is £50.   

 

 RTS FORMULA RULES AND REGULATIONS 2017

 

 

 

Ninja Sprint Kart Specification 

 

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Ninja Sprint Kart Specification 2017

  1. Definition:

  2. To provide children aged from 6 to 11years of age (they must retire from the formula on the date of their 11th birthday) an entry into short circuit motor racing.

  3. It is primarily a MSA go kart chassis based formula, but purpose built Ninja Sprint Kart chassis are allowed, providing the chassis is constructed in accordance with MSA yearbook.

  4. Construction:

  5. It is required that the chassis is constructed from magnetic steel tubing, cross section free. The method of welding/brazing is free but for all main chassis joins welding/brazing is obligatory - i.e. no clamping,sliding twisting members or torsional adjustments of any kind including bolt-in torsion bars are allowed. The use of any type of hydraulic or similar damping device for any purpose is specifically prohibited. purpose built Ninja Sprint Kart's must be constructed using 28mm x 2.0mm O/D tube and are fully symmetrical in every aspect, with symmetrical pivot/steering pick up points steelwork/components (i.e. both sides of the Ninja Sprint Kart are identical). It is not permitted to run any off-set front or back.

  6. The wheel lift when the car is placed on full lock must be identical on both sides +/- 10mm.

  7. The floor pan must be complete in the driver’s compartment.

  8. The Drivers lower body must be covered by the body panels (no open sides). The side bar must be a minimum of 14” from the bottom of the chassis to the top of the side rail.

  9. The drivers seat must be a full containment type and must be positioned centrally in the car with strict attention being paid to its correct fitment, as set out by the manufacturer.

  10. The maximum overall track of the rear axle must be no greater than 1320mm (52”) measured from outside of wheel to outside of wheel. The rear axle alignment will be measured from the inner edge of the rear wheel rim (with similar off-set wheels fitted) to the edge of the chassis rail which must be equal on each side with a tolerance either way of 10mm, Front Stub ales must be a Minimum of 10mm back from the outside of the wheel rim not the tyre, Hollow stub axles are not allowed, scrutineers are advised to reject any car that has them fitted.

  11. The rear wheels must be protected from rear impact by a single hoop attached to the main chassis rail.

  12. The driver’s feet (when pedals are depressed) MUST be a minimum of 12” (300mm) back from the front of the bumper.

  13. The Engine must be positioned centrally in the car behind the drive axle plus or minus 50mm, the engine clamping tubes must be no higher than 60mm above the main frame, measured from the underside of the main frame to the top side of the clamping tube, you must use the standard Honda gx160 type mounting clamps and frame.

  14. The roll cage must be constructed in such a manner that the driver is protected from side and head impact, minimum size tubing in the roll cage is 25mm/od x 3.0mm and must consist of four posts two hoops joined together, with both the front braces running from the front upright bars of the roll cage down to outer front part of the main chassis. The minimum height of the roll-cage must be 800mm (32”) from the bottom of the chassis to the lowest point of the cage, whilst maintaining a minimum of a 100mm (4”) clearance between the top of the child’s crash helmet and the top and/or any part of the roll-cage. The roll cage must be welded to the main chassis.

  15. You must use the go kart plastic side pods and front bumper, in addition a roof wing and rear engine pod must be used in the construction of your Ninja Sprint Kart.

  16. The roof wing must be of similar design to a Sprint Car, and must be fitted directly above the drivers head, it must be hinged with a quick release mechanism, the wing must cover the entire aperture above the drivers head, it must measure a minimum of 30˝ x 30˝ body, with side plates of 8˝ x 30˝ minimum and 16” x 30” maximum. The side plates of the wing MUST not be below the roll cage at any point. The scrutineer will pass a rod through the roll cage, from front to rear and this must not touch any part of the wing. Full access to the roll cage tubing must be achieved. The rear of the wing must be level with the centre of the axle.

  17. No part of the driver’s seat must be below the bottom of the chassis. Minimum weight of ready to race Ninja Sprint Kart must be 100kg (without driver). Car must make the 100kg weight without refuelling after a race. (Regular weight checks will be carried out). ballasting of any type is not permitted. Achieving the weight rule is the parents responsibility.

  18. Do not attempt the above construction if you have concerns as to your welding and construction ability, your child’s safety will depend on your skills.

    Due to the scrutineer not being able to determine if a chassis has been repaired using a slip tube technique or a deliberate attempt to provide the chassis with flex, such type of repairs are now not allowed, Should the chassis be damaged to the extent it needs that type of repair then the chassis has come to the end of its use, and will need replacing.

     

  19. Safety Equipment

  20. You must use a 5 point Ninja Sprint Kart type safety harness. Close attention to the manufactures fitting and maintenance instructions must be observed at all times.

  21. Neck Brace, Fire retardant gloves, overalls and a balaclava must be worn, a head/ neck restraint system is highly recommended.

  22. A high back full containment type seat must be fitted. The top headrest of the seat must be fully supported by a steel loop or bars to prevent any rearward collapse of the upper part of the seat– this may be adjustable but must be secure at all times.

  23. A window net must be fitted to the right-hand (fence) side .

  24. A Chain Guard must be fitted.

  25. The use of quick release steering hub is permitted.

  26. A cut out switch must be fitted and clearly marked ON/OFF and be within easy reach by the driver.

  27. Crash Helmets  Crash Helmets;  The following standard of helmets are permitted: FIA 8860-2004, 8860-2010, 8859-2015, Snell EA2016, CMR2007, CMS2007, CMR2016, CMS2016, SA2005, SA2010, SA2015, SFI Foundation 24.1, 31.1, 31.1A and 31.2A  The E2205 European standard helmet may be used in Fibreglass, Carbon or Tri-Composite form only.must be of a minimum standard as directed by British Oval Racing Safety Executive It is important that the helmet fits the driver correctly. Shatterproof goggles/visors must be worn, Your helmet must display the current ORCi sticker.

  28. Drivers must wear bright coloured flame retardant racing overalls and these must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition and be clearly marked fire proof. N.B. If wet weather clothing is used this must be worn IN ADDITION TO AND NOT INSTEAD OF the regulation overall type clothing as described above.

  29. A screen mesh with a max 2” square must be fitted, this may be cable tied in.

  30. Mirrors are not allowed to be fitted.

  31. Tyres

  32. Only the Duro Highline HF-242 BI and B2 slick- tyre can be used, these must remain as manufactured and may not be altered in any form, tyre softener, substances or additives are NOT permitted. When the race is declared a “wet race” by officials, then and only may wet tyres be used. Wet tyres are free until the 1ST January 2017 then the only wet tyres permitted will be the MojoW2 rain tyre set with yellow or green barcode UK spec. Rear Wheels must be a minimum of 175mm deep, with both wheels being the same depth. No stagger is permitted under any circumstances.

  33. Grades & Points All promotions run a national monthly grading system, (white, yellow, blue, red & Champions ). All drivers must display their current grade, this must be with a 50mm wide x 500mm long stripe running along the front edge of their roof wing, champions may fit flashing lights.

  34. Drivers visiting other tracks will use their current highest grade at their own promotion.

  35.  

  36. ENGINES. The only engine eligible for use is the Honda GX160 supplied in sealed form by RPM who’s contact details are RPM, Parsons Brake Cottage, Parsons Brake, Hanbury, Burton on Trent, DE13 8TN. 01543 473548 07977 430680

  37. You may change the oil, replace the one make spark plug with the same type and make, replace the paper air filter with a standard Honda paper air filter. Any maintenance that requires removal of the seal, the engine must be returned to RPM so the seal can be removed for the maintenance to be carried out, upon completion of the works the engine will be resealed and fresh documents and seal details will be supplied to the record holder by RPM, it is your responsibility to ensure your scrutineer is aware of the changes, as in the event of an engine check, the scrutineer is advised to reject any engine that bears the incorrect seal number to that assigned to that engine or driver, it is a condition of your entry, you agree to allow the Promoter to swap your engine to that of another competitor for the duration of the meeting.

  38. After scrutineering at all meetings; before changing/removal of the engine you must notify the scrutineer who will take the seal numbers of the engine removed and the new engine fitted in case of any further checks are necessary.

  39. For 2016 RPM have introduced a buy back scheme for £360 plus carriage, full details of the scheme can be obtained directly from RPM.

  40. Axle and Drive Sprocket. Only a 70-20 tooth rear sprocket  and clutch may be used using a 219 pitch chain.

  41. Clutch are free, you will be advised of the engagement speed by your local scrutineer.

     

  42. Fuel. No additives of any kind may be used only, petrol purchased at the roadside pump may only be used. you may not alter the fuel tank in any way.

     

  43. Contact: Alan Rouse: 07775668211 Chief Scrutineer (RTS).

 Street Stock 

The Street Stocks are a low budget formula. Contact is limited. There are NO follow ins, NO turning round, NO head on hits, NO side swiping, NO hitting stationary cars, NO T boning, NO drivers doors hits and NO turning a car towards the fence. This is a nudge, push and spin formula.

If what you require is to gently push your opponent wide or spin him to the infield then this formula is for you. 

Car construction rules are as per Euro Rod but with the addition of the following;

Weight limit, 740KG 

1.     Ironwork

2.  The car must be fitted with a front bumper which must have a minimum height of 300mm and a maximum of 400mm and made from 40 x 40 x 3 mild steel box section. It must be attached to the car by bolting only no further than 200mm down the chassis with no less then 2 bolts (M10 bolts minimum). In addition all front bumpers must have 150mm up stand corner bars made from 40 x 25 x 3 box section. The up stand corners must have a minimum of 150mm up stand support from the side rails but this can be bigger.

3.   The car must be fitted with a back bumper which must have a height of 300mm and made from 40 x 40 x 3 mild steel box section. It must be attached to the car by bolting only no further than 200mm down the chassis with no less than 2 bolts (M10 bolts minimum). You must fit a back corner brace on the drivers side only connecting the bottom of the back bumper to the side rail and this must not extend past the back quarter of the car.

4.       A 40 x 40 x 3 box section rail must welded to the outside of the car connecting the top of the front bumper to the top of the rear bumper. This rail must run along the top of the wheel arches the side rails must  be fixed by  welding only, welds must not be continuous 2” weld-4” gap top and bottom of the rail.

5.      A 5 mm (minimum) flat drivers doorplate must be fitted and must follow the couture of the original door. It must be secured by welding only. this must be positioned under the side rail of the drivers side only.

6.      Sight holes must be made in the bumper work to check the thickness of metal.

7.      A strut brace is permitted across the top of the rear and rear struts only, you may fit a single brace to the top front suspension turret from the  front down tube of the roll cage no other addition bracing is allowed.8. 

 SAFETY  EQUIPMENT

Please follow the link  below to the lastes ORCi specifications  and recommendations.

http://orci.co.uk/News.aspx 

         The remainder of the construction rules are as per Euro Rod and Junior Hot Rod rules.

 

 

                                     

 

Euro  Rod 

1)   TYPE  OF  CAR

A; Any four-seater, front-engined up to 1400cc, saloon ,coupe or hatchback, constructed of steel.

B; Body shells must retain their original silhouette.

C; Each driver is permitted one car per meeting & each car is permitted one driver per meeting. And that combination of car & driver will be the one presented at scrutineering. 

2)  BODYWORK

A; The body must not be altered in any way and must remain standard.

B; No fibreglass or Kevlar panels allowed.

C; All panels must be steel.

D; Bonnets must be secured by two extra over-centre clips, if hinges discarded, then corner plates must be used.

E; Doors must not be bolted or welded shut.

F; The external paintwork must be of professional appearance at all times, and race damage must be repaired.

G; No roof aerofoils or spoilers.

H; No side skirts or wheel arches allowed, unless as fitted as standard by manufacturer.

 NUMBERS

The drivers racing number must appear on both sides of the car. The numbers should be a minimum of 300mm high x 50mm wide, black numbers on a white background only. All cars must have a roof fin fitted above the gutter line of the vehicle i.e. not to the side of the car. This fin must be white and be large enough to carry solid black number a minimum of 8" (200mm) high and 2" (50mm) minimum width. It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that their numbers can be seen clearly to enable them to be lap scored.

Weight Limit 680 KG 

3)  ENGINE

A; Any 4 cylinder, 8 valve, in-line engine, with a maximum capacity of 1400cc, using the original stroke plus 1mm oversize.

B; You may use any engine in the manufacturers range, provided it fits without making any alterations to the engine bay or bulkhead.

C; The engine must remain standard as fitted by the manufacturer. you may mix and match engine parts but if you are unsure please check.

D; No modifications are allowed to the engine. No homologation parts are to be fitted.

E; Standard cast exhaust manifolds and exhaust systems, as fitted by manufacturer, with a minimum of one silencer must be used. (No after-market silencers are permitted)

F; Only standard single carburettor, as originally fitted by manufacturer may be used,  Either the original or an after-market air filter MUST be fitted,  you may use either vacuum or spring  to open the secondary choke.

G.  You may not lighten the  flywheel, must remain standard as manufactured.

H. IT IS A CONDITION OF YOU BEING ALLOWED TO PARTAKE IN THE FORMULA, YOU AGREE  THE SCRUTINEER HAS THE RIGHT  TO CONFISCATE YOUR ENGINE FOR CHECKING AT A LATER DATE. 

4)  ROLLCAGE

A; A minimum of four posts / two hoops joined together, in addition there must be two chicken bars on the driver’s side and one on the passenger side, minimum of 1½” x 10 swg OD tube. one bar connecting the front hoop and the rear hoop central in the car.

B; Alloy roll cages are not permitted.

C; No part of the roll-cage shall go through the bulkhead, ie: No strut bracing is permitted.

5)  GEARBOX / DIFFERENTIALS

A; Both must remain standard as fitted by the manufacturer that includes the drive shafts.

B; No Welded differentials are allowed. 

6)  BRAKES

Must be effective on all four wheels. Bias braking is not permitted. 

7)  SUSPENSION

A) N/S/F Shock Absorbers;

1: Only the KYB Premium Standard Replacement unit is allowed in oil or Gas;

2: The shock absorber must not be altered/modified in anyway. Also the manufacturer’s part number, which is stamped on the unit, must not be removed/defaced/altered.

3: All shock absorbers must not have anything added to, i.e: spring assistors, gators. The complete shaft must be fully visible.

4: Must remain in original position as fitted by manufacturer.

B) O/S/F and Rear Shock Absorbers;

Must be standard as originally fitted by the manufacturer. No up-rated replacements may be used. They must be fitted in their original positions. All shock absorbers must have nothing added to them, i.e: spring assistors, gators, etc. The complete shaft must be fully visible.  

C) Springs;

1: Spring poundage is free. (But KYB recommend that no more than 350lb is used on their unit)

2: You may use a 2 1/4 od on front and rear.

3: No packing of the spring is permitted.

4: A maximum of 25mm/1” difference in height is permitted between the two front springs, when not in compression. Same rule applies to torsion bar cars, the passenger side ride height must at all times be within 25mm/1” of manufactures settings.

5: The cutting and welding of springs is not permitted, you may not modify the torsion bars, you may fit replacements as approved by the manufacturer.

6: Springs must be retained by either; wiring, cable ties or clips. 

D) Camber and Castor;

1: A maximum of 25mm/1” negative camber is permitted on the N/S/F only. This will be measured on the wheel rim. But not by altering the top fixing of the shock absorber unit.  the max amount of stagger caster allowed is 40mm taking both N/S and O/S measurements  into account.

2: No additional  Positive or  Negative camber is allowed on any other wheels.

8)  WHEELS  AND  TYRES

A; Alloy or steel wheels may be used, up to a maximum of 14” & 6J wide.

B; Any road legal tyre, with a speed rating of R,S,T,U,H or V only permitted. With a minimum durometer reading of 60 at any time.

C; The same off-set and diameter wheels must be used on the same axle.

D; No Yokohamas, Kingpins, any Sportway, ‘Chunky/Block’ tread pattern, mud, snow, town and country competition type/trackday tyres are allowed, NO WINTER TYRES AND NO TYRES WITH EXCESSIVE SIPES are allowed under any circumstances .                                                       

9)  WINDSCREEN / GLASS

A; All glass must be removed.

B: A metal upright, to a maximum of 38mm, a minimum of 19mm, box or tube, must be welded or bolted to the centre of the front windscreen aperture, this is compulsory. 

10)  STOP / BRAKE  LIGHTS

Either two stop/brake lights (minimum of 762mm (30”) apart), or a centrally fitted single stop/brake strip-light, must be fitted onto the parcel shelf, or hung from the roof in hatchbacks. Lamps must be operated by the standard switch as fitted to the car. Bulbs must be 21 watts. Vauxhall Corsa ‘C’ models may use the original brake light cluster but they MUST be covered in a clear self-adhesive cover.

11)  BATTERIES / ELECTRICAL  SYSTEMS

A; Battery may be fitted in original position, but must have an additional clamp fitted, and covered with a rot-proof material, if they are not a sealed type.

B; A battery master switch must be fitted in the area of the rear passenger side window, and must be clearly marked “ON/OFF”.

 

12)  FUEL  TANKS  &  SYSTEMS

A; All fuel tanks must be securely fixed, metal straps or bolted.

B; A maximum of two gallons capacity is permitted.

C; Fuel tanks, including filler caps, must be covered by a metal firewall.

D; The fuel outlet must be from the top of the tank and  and the over flow must be fitted  a non return valve.

E; All fuel pipes must be inside the car.

F; Fuel lines must be metal or metal covered, no rubber fuel lines are permitted.

G; A fuel shut-off tap must be fitted within easy reach of the driver and must be clearly marked On - Off.

F. Fuel pumps must be either fitted under the bonnet or in the sealed area surrounding the Fuel Tank

13)  SAFETY  EQUIPMENT

Please follow the link  below to the  ORCi specifications  and recommendations.

http://orci.co.uk/News.aspx 

 

15)  ROOF  GRADINGS

All cars must display their current grade, with a minimum of 90% of the available roof if the incorrect colour is shown you will race from the next grade up until its correct. All championship winners must have a minimum of 50% of their roof displaying the correct roof colour of the championship (see below). 

Points Champion and British Champion are SUPERSTAR grade and must start at the rear of the grid.  

ROOF  COLOURS

British Champion Black & White Chequered with flashing lights
World Cup Winner Gold Roof
Points Champion Silver with flashing lights
Current Points Leader Red with Silver Stripe
Normal Grades Red, Blue, Yellow & White

 

Any of the above champions, racing together, should start in the order as stated above.  

UNLESS  THESE  RULES  STATE  YOU  CAN  DO  IT, THEN  YOU CANNOT !!!

 

Junior Hot Rod  

1)  TYPE  OF  CAR

A; Any four-seater, front-engined up to 1000cc, saloon, coupe or hatchback, constructed of steel.

B; Body shells must retain their original silhouette.

C; Each driver is permitted one car per meeting & each car is permitted one driver per meeting. And that combination of car & driver will be the one presented at scrutineering. 

2)  BODYWORK

A; The body must not be altered in any way and must remain standard.

B; No fibreglass or Kevlar panels allowed.

C; All panels must be steel.

D; Bonnets must be secured by two extra over-centre clips, if hinges discarded, then corner plates must be used.

E; Doors must not be bolted or welded shut.

F; The external paintwork must be of professional appearance at all times, and race damage must be repaired.

G; No roof aerofoils or spoilers.

H; if arches and sills are fitted they must not exceed 2” (50mm) wide at their uppermost point of fixing. All sharp edges must be made smooth. If the original front panels are not available (i.e. Starlets) a replacement panel may be used (this must be made of not more than 18g. mild steel) and must be straight and flat but must not exceed the front edge of the front wing. A plastic bumper may be fitted if required – it is prohibited to reinforce the front apron/panel.

I, NUMBERS,

The drivers racing number must appear on both sides of the car. The numbers should be a minimum of 10" high x 1.5" wide, black numbers on a white background only. All cars must have a roof fin fitted above the gutter line of the vehicle i.e. not to the side of the car. This fin must be white and be large enough to carry solid black number a minimum of 6" (153mm) high and 1" (25mm) minimum width. It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that their numbers can be seen clearly to enable them to be lap scored.

Weight Limit, 680 KG

3)  ENGINE

A; Any 4 cylinder, 8 valve, in-line engine, with a maximum capacity of 1000cc, using the original stroke plus 1mm oversize. to include injection engines, on micras the only engine permitted is K10-11  please check before fitting.

B; You may use any engine in the manufacturers range, provided it fits without making any alterations to the engine bay or bulkhead.

C; The engine must remain standard as fitted by the manufacturer. The block and head must be the original combination.

D; No modifications are allowed to the engine. No homologation parts are to be fitted.

E; Standard cast exhaust manifolds and exhaust systems, as fitted by manufacturer, with a minimum of one silencer must be used. ( No after-market silencers are permitted )

F; Only standard single choke carburettor, as originally fitted by manufacturer may be used, with no modifications. Either the original or an after-market air filter MUST be fitted.

G; Vauxhall engines are permitted to use the Vauxhall 1400cc valve springs.

H; Vauxhall engines are permitted to use an adaptor for the oil filter.

 I. You may not lighten the  flywheel, must remain standard as manufactured.

J. IT IS A CONDITION OF YOU BEING ALLOWED TO PARTAKE IN THE FORMULA, YOU AGREE  THE SCRUTINEER HAS THE RIGHT  TO CONFISCATE YOUR ENGINE FOR CHECKING AT A LATER DATE.

4)  ROLLCAGE

A; A minimum of four posts / two hoops joined together, in addition there must be two chicken bars on the driver’s side and one on the passenger side, minimum of 1½” x 10 swg OD tube. one bar connecting the front hoop and the rear hoop central in the car.

B; Alloy roll cages are not permitted.

5)  GEARBOX / DIFFERENTIALS

A; Both must remain standard as fitted by the manufacturer to include the drive shafts.

B; No Welded differentials are allowed. 

6)  BRAKES

Must be effective on all four wheels. Bias braking is not permitted. 

7)  SUSPENSION 

a) N/S/F Shock Absorbers;

1:

: The shock absorber must not be altered/modified in anyway. Also the manufacturer’s part number, which is stamped on the unit, must not be removed/defaced/altered.

3: All shock absorbers must not have anything added to, i.e: spring assistors, gators. The complete shaft must be fully visible.

4: Must remain in original position as fitted by manufacturer. 

b) O/S/F and Rear Shock Absorbers;

Must be standard as originally fitted by the manufacturer. No up-rated replacements may be used. They must be fitted in their original positions. All shock absorbers must have nothing added to them, i.e: spring assistors, gators, etc. The complete shaft must be fully visible. 

c) Springs;

1: Spring poundage is free. (But KYB recommend that no more than 350lb is used on their unit)

2: You may use a 2 1/4 od on front and rear.

3: No packing of the spring is permitted.

4: A maximum of 25mm/1” difference in height is permitted between the two front springs, when not in compression. Same rule applies to torsion bar cars, the passenger side ride height must at all times be within 25mm /1” of manufactures settings.

5: The cutting and welding of springs is not permitted, you may not modify the torsion bars, you may fit replacements as approved by the manufacturer.

6: Springs must  be retained by either; wiring, cable ties or clips. 

D) Camber and Castor;

1: A maximum of 25mm/1” negative camber is permitted on the N/S/F only. This will be measured on the wheel rim. But not by altering the top fixing of the shock absorber unit.  the max amount of stagger caster allowed is 40mm taking both N/S and O/S measurements  into account.

2.: No additional  Positive or  Negative camber is allowed on any other wheels.

8)  WHEELS  AND  TYRES

A; Alloy or steel wheels may be used, up to a maximum of 14” & 6J wide.

B; Any road legal tyre, with a speed rating of R,S,T,U,H or V only permitted. With a minimum durometer reading of 60 at any time.

C; The same off-set and diameter wheels must be used on the same axle.

D; No Yokohamas, Kingpins, any Sportway, ‘Chunky/Block’ tread pattern, mud, snow, town and country competition type/trackday tyres are allowed,

 NO WINTER TYRES AND NO TYRES WITH EXCESSIVE SIGHTS are allowed under any circumstances .

9)  WINDSCREEN / GLASS

A; All glass must be removed.

B: A metal upright, to a maximum of 38mm, a minimum of 19mm, box or tube, must be welded or bolted to the centre of the front windscreen aperture, this is compulsory.

10)  STOP / BRAKE  LIGHTS

Either two stop/brake lights (minimum of 762mm (30”) apart), or a centrally fitted single stop/brake  strip-light, must be fitted onto the parcel shelf, or hung from the roof in hatchbacks. Lamps must be operated by the standard switch as fitted to the car. Bulbs must be 21 watts. Vauxhall Corsa ‘C’ models may use the original brake light cluster but they MUST be covered in a clear self-adhesive cover.

11)  BATTERIES / ELECTRICAL  SYSTEMS

A; Battery may be fitted in original position, but must have an additional clamp fitted, and covered with a rot-proof material, if they are not a sealed type.

B; A battery master switch must be fitted in the area of the rear passenger side window, and must be clearly marked “ON/OFF”.

C; Distributor must be original manufactures part, No electronic  ignitions are allowed unless fitted as standard .

12)  FUEL  TANKS  &  SYSTEMS

A; All fuel tanks must be securely fixed, metal straps or bolted.

B; A maximum of two gallons capacity is permitted.

C; Fuel tanks, including filler caps, must be covered by a metal firewall.

D; The fuel outlet must be from the top of the tank and  and the over flow must be fitted  a non return valve.

E; All fuel pipes must be inside the car.

F;  A fuel shut-off tap must be fitted within easy reach of the driver and must be clearly marked On - Off.

G. Fuel pumps must be either fitted under the bonnet or in the sealed area surrounding the Fuel Tank .

13)  SAFETY  EQUIPMENT

Please follow the link  below to the lastes ORCi specifications  and recommendations.

http://orci.co.uk/News.aspx 

15)  ROOF  GRADINGS

All cars must display their current grade, with a minimum of 90% of the available roof if the incorrect colour is shown you will start from the next grade up until it is correct. All championship winners must have a minimum of 50% of their roof displaying the correct roof colour of the championship (see below).

 NUMBERS

The drivers racing number must appear on both sides of the car. The numbers should be a minimum of 300mm high x 50mm wide, black numbers on a white background only. All cars must have a roof fin fitted above the gutter line of the vehicle i.e. not to the side of the car. This fin must be white and be large enough to carry solid black number a minimum of 8" (200mm) high and 2" (50mm) minimum width. It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that their numbers can be seen clearly to enable them to be lap scored.

All roof grade champions, i.e. Points Champion or British Champion must start at the rear of the grid.

 

ROOF  COLOURS

British Champion Black & White Chequered with flashing lights
Points Champion Silver with flashing lights
Current Points Leader Red with Silver Stripe
Normal Grades Red, Blue, Yellow & White

 

Any of the above champions, racing together, should start in the order as stated above.

UNLESS  THESE  RULES  STATE  YOU  CAN  DO  IT, THEN YOU CANNOT !!! 

RTS  Superstox  

1. THE FORMULA

.The object of the race is to complete the specified number of laps in the shortest time. You may push a car from behind or spin a car to the inside of the circuit. You must not lean or spin a car into the safety fence or deliberately follow a car into the safety fence on the entry to a bend (whether from the rear or side of the car). Unnecessary baulking of a faster car or attacking the car from the safety infield is not permitted. Actions deemed to be deliberate or dangerous will carry several different types of penalties, this may be being loaded up, a three month ban, banned for a year or even a life time ban.

Racing is in an anti-clockwise direction on a clearly defined circuit with a separate infield. Any wheels passing over the demarcation lines or entering on to the grassed infield areas will mean that the driver will be penalised.

 TYPE OF RACE CAR.

Any car  built to F2 or Superstox  specification

For 2015 the RTS Will be permitting the use of the Ford  Zetec Black top engine the Ford 1988cc, 16 Valve engine in its 136PS form (codes NGB EDDA-G EBBC EBBD EDBA EDBB) with nominal bore 84.80mm and stroke 88.00mm. Or new standard un coded Ford replacement complete engine. Production tolerances are permitted providing the total swept volume does not exceed 1989cc.   

ENGINE IGNITION CONTROL UNIT (ECU)

The only means of ignition will be by use of Ford crankshaft speed sensor fitted to

the std manual sensor housing and Ford based ignition coil. No other sensors

engine or chassis permitted.

The mandatory engine ignition control unit (ecu) and wiring loom is as fitted by Brisca and Spedeworth.  

1. REAR SUSPENSION

1. The only rear axle permitted is the Ford unit as fitted to the Cortina, Capri or Escort.

2. The half-shafts must be the semi-floating bearing type as fitted to the axle, in their original position & with the bearing retaining collars welded. 2-piece competition half-shafts may be used.

3. On the occasion that a bent axle tube is replaced, a slightly larger diameter axle tub may be used to sleeve – minimum thickness 2.5mm.

4. The axle casing must not be modified in any way to achieve Camber change or rear steer.

5. All axle link bars must be made out of mild steel tube or box, not aluminium

6. Any type of fixed adapter or spacer fitted to the hubs, shafts or wheels is not permitted.

7. Any type of spacer to alter the rear track is not allowed.

8. The maximum rear track width, which is measured on the centre line of the rear axle, at the lower outer edge of the tyre, is 1727mm or 68”.

9.The rear axle MUST be centrally fitted transversely in the car.

10. Central fitment is measured by taking the distance from the inner    edge of the rear wheel rim to the outside edge of the main chassis rail. This distance MUST be equal on both sides of the car to within   a tolerance of +/-10mm, i.e. the two measurements MUST be within  10mm of each other.

 11. Wheel rim widths MUST be equal on BOTH sides of each axle, but may vary between the front and rear axles.

12.  Differentials are free.

2. TYRES

 Are restricted to the spec  Hoosier Yokohamas  tyres as used on  Superstox and  F2, but those used must be of the same make on all four  wheels.

 VIOLATIONS

1.  When referring to the engine, gearbox, final drive, mechanical or construction Rules & Regulations, the principle will always be: Unless permission is specifically granted to make modifications (or any variation) nothing may be done to alter or change the Standard Parts in any way.

2.  It is the responsibility of the Driver to prove to the Promotion that the part is legal, by way of written proof of where the part originated. This must be undertaken within 7 days, otherwise the item in question will be deemed illegal, resulting in immediate suspension from racing & referral for disciplinary action. Unless the rules say you can do it, you cannot do it!

3.  Presentation of a Vehicle for Scrutineering is a declaration by the entrant that the vehicle is eligible for that event.

4.  Car engines & fuel will be checked on a random basis. Violations or refusal to allow an engine check will result in an immediate suspension of all racing facilities.

5.  All Car and Engine Specifications will be taken from either the manufacturers Technical Specifications or the Technical Service Data books as published by Glass’s Guide.

6.  Should a discrepancy occur between the Specifications then the Promotion will exercise its judgement, and that decision will be final.

7.  Clarification on any one item may be sought from the Promoter.

8.  Each driver is permitted one car per meeting & each car is permitted one driver per meeting. And that combination of car & driver will be the one presented at scrutineering.

       SAFETY  EQUIPMENT

Please follow the link  below to the  ORCi specifications  and recommendations.

http://orci.co.uk/News.aspx 

    COMPETITION STYLE DRIVERS SEAT WITH HEAD RESTRAINT

You must have a Competition type Driving Seat with a head restraint. The seat should occupy its original position where possible and be suitably supported at shoulder height and on both of the sides and back, with a suitable framework or seat stiffener’s.Additional wrap around seat support at shoulder height.

 

 SAFETY HARNESS

The lap belt/straps and crotch straps should not pass over the sides of the seat, but through it, in order to wrap and hold the pelvic region over the

greatest possible surface It is mandatory to have a 5 point Safety harness with shoulder straps, the lap & crutch straps can be either or 3” in width.

All seatbelt connection points must be visible and no belts must pass through any firewall.

Following research made by leading safety harness manufacturers, information has been made available with regard to the best way to fit your safety harness; this will further ensure your safety. Please study the diagrams to ensure your safety harness is fitted correctly. 

The lap belt crossing should be below the anterior-superior iliac spines (bony part of the hip). Under no circumstances should it be worn over the region of the abdomen.

Lap belt/straps must terminate vertically downwards, and not forwards or rearwards of the hip joint. Lap straps should terminate symmetrically about the wearer on either side of the seat, about  20" (500mm) apart. The distance between the seating surface and the anchorage point should be kept to a minimum to prevent submarining.

The location of the crotch strap mounting should be to the rear of the driver.

Fig.1 shows the location for the tail straps, which should be horizontal to 200 below horizontal, and as close to the shoulder as is practical for optimum restraint.

Only safety belts comprising of separate shoulder, lap, and sub-straps will be permitted. The sub-strap must be used at all times, and all belts must connect to the quick release buckle. The abdominal strap fixing point must be on the chassis, roll cage, or floor (for vehicles with no chassis), either side of the driver. 

The shoulder straps must be supported at shoulder height. NASCAR type buckles must be fitted with lever on the right side of the driver. It is advisable to fit a secondary means of detent to prevent overall sleeves accidentally unhooking the buckle during racing. A small section of tube grip elasticated bandage, slid over the hooked buckle, serves the purpose.

Special attention must be paid to the condition of seat belt fixings once fitted. Information is available, from your Promotion, on the correct procedure to follow when fitting seat belts. Remember - your life depends on them, and belts, once involved in a severe accident, should be discarded and replaced.

Over the years, we have had many unnecessary injuries due to badly fitted seats. They frequently occur in Non-contact Formulas, when perhaps a driver believes it is more unlikely that he will be involved in a serious crash, and he also believes that, if he is involved in a collision, the impact on his car will be from the front. However, this is often not the case. It is therefore, imperative that you ensure your seat is really well supported, especially where the shoulder straps go through. You must also ensure that your seat cannot move sideways.

The safety of your seat will be judged by the Scrutineers and you will only be permitted to race when they are satisfied that you will be as safe as possible in any event.

 ENGINE SEALING

RTS: We may at any time require your engine or other parts to be sealed. This may or may not mean your engine / parts will automatically be stripped or checked. It could be that we wish to monitor your performance or seek clarification on an item. It is normal to strip engines at all major championships unless they run consecutively in which case by agreement with RTS, stripping may be postponed.

Driver: Drivers wishing to have their engines sealed may do so. It will require two people ( one may be an official, the other a Scrutineer) to be present at the final stages of a build & it will incur a charge based on the time & distance travelled. If this option is taken at a major championship your engine will not require stripping, unless seals have been broken. Seals can only removed by RTS officials & if they are removed without permission the engine / parts will deem to be illegal & the Driver suspended pending a Board of Control meeting. If any engine/parts are sealed because Championship events are within a period, which may exclude that

Driver due to a rebuild, the Driver with RTS’s agreement, postpone stripping for three

meetings.  

It is the Drivers responsibility to make provision for the sealing of the engine by drilling 1.5mm

sealing holes in the following bolts / nuts & marked them with red paint for identification

purposes:

Either side of the Sump

Two Head bolts, if not covered wholly by a rocker / cam cover.

Two Inlet manifold bolts

Two Rocker / Cam cover bolts

The Bell housing

The Carburettor body and its mounting bolts / nuts 

  MIRRORS

1.       A rear view mirror is allowed but is not compulsory.

2.       Door mirrors if fitted, must not be more than 76mm from the cab.

  PAINTWORK

1.       The external appearance of the car must look professional at all times, drivers of scruffy looking cars will be told to improve their appearance & may not be allowed to race.

2.       A maximum of two cars may be painted in team colours or painted to look similar, unless it is required by the Promoter for a particular team event.

3.       100% of the roof must be painted in the correct roof grading unless you are a Superstar or a current Championship holder, when the roof must be painted accordingly.

4.       Sign writing must be professional and be approved by the Promoter.

25. SUN VISOR.

1.   A Sun visor 165mm or 6” in depth must be fitted to the front screen aperture with your name written upon it. 

 ROOF GRADING

1.       All roof grade champions must start at the rear of the grid, unless told otherwise by an official.

2.       Champions should start in the order of the list below.

Grid Line up / Roof Order:

White (Novice Drivers)

Yellow

Blue

Red

Silver Stripe – Current Points Leader

SUPERSTAR: Silver Roof with flashing lights - Points Champion

 Black & White Chequers with flashing lights – British Champion

 

Stock Rods

1 Any car either built to current national Stock Rod rules.

  Please follow the link  below to the lastes ORCi specifications.

http://orci.co.uk/News.aspx 

 

 

RTS  OUTLAW HOT-ROD    

 

The definition of an Outlaw Hot-Rod is basically any car up to the specification of a National Hot-Rod. Cars must run on  slick tyres, wets are permitted when it is declared a wet meeting.

1. DESCRIPTION

The only cars permitted are front engine rear and front wheel drive  saloon cars based on standard steel production shells using a windscreen aperture of original dimension occupying its original position. The minimum length for a car when originally manufactured is 11' 6". The maximum width of any car shall not be more than 73" when ready to race. Full space frame chassis are permitted and must comply with roll cage specifications. The front subframe can be constructed in the engine compartment to take wishbone front suspension system or inner wings manufactured for MacPherson struts. No reinforcing is permitted for contact purposes.

2. BODYWORK.

Replacement of all body panels is permitted, provided that they retain the standard silhouette in side elevation with the exception of spoilers and air filters. Front silhouette must remain symmetrical with no radical offset. Front panels must retain the standard manufacturers grill and headlight apertures,

albeit blanked off and in replica form. The front panels may not be bonded together to form one unit. The boot-lid\tail-gate, may be split at window level or may include rear lights, bonnet and doors may be replaced by a lightweight material, if doors are replaced, the replacement units must be of kevlar.

Any replacement panel must resemble the same profile and style as the original fitting. Drivers are urged to securely fix bonnet and doors with overlock clips or similar so that there is no possibility of them coming off during racing. The suspension must not protrude beyond the silhouette of the car. The wheelbase of the car must remain standard plus or minus 2". Apart from the air filter any holes in the

bonnet must be forward of the engine timing cover. Spoilers and wings are permitted within the following confines: Front spoilers and rear wings or spoilers must remain within the horizontal and vertical confines of the original body shell, including moulded bumpers.

Any spoilers fitted to the roof must not exceed 6" above the roof line. The standard silhouette in side elevation must be retained above the line drawn through the front and rear hubs. No part of the bodywork, including front spoilers, if fitted, may touch the ground when any tyre is deflated. The foam filling of any panels is prohibited. No separate bumpers are allowed. No reinforcement is permitted either structurally or on external panels, that in the opinion of the scrutineers may be classed as armouring. Three 2" inspection holes at the front and rear bumper levels should be drilled. These must be equally spaced between the chassis rails. Continuous straight throughs are not permitted.

3. INTERIOR.

All interior trim must be removed. The driver must sit to one side of the centre line of the vehicle. Fuel tanks and batteries must be securely retained behind a fireproofed compartment. If a solid boot floor is retained, a minimum of two holes and a maximum of four holes of two inches in diameter must be drilled into the floor to assist drainage or spillage. The front bulkhead must be made of steel. Apertures

may be cut to accommodate engine auxiliaries where necessary. But the bulkhead must be fireproofed (see rules for engine position). Floor must remain in its original plan plus or minus 1" or 25mm and  must be made of steel. However, the floor from the front of the rear seat squab to the rear panel may be removed. When rear floors are removed in part or in whole, cars must be fitted with a fully enclosed and effective firewall. Transmission tunnels may be modified to accept various engine\transmission

options but the floor pan must remain as complete. Where the prop shaft is above the floor pan and covered with a fibre glass tunnel it must have two reinforced hoops over it of sufficient strength to stop it breaking into the car by accident. The front passenger compartment must not be boxed in.

4. ENGINES.

Any  engine may be used that when in standard form does not exceed 4 cylinders and 2200cc.

BORE \ STROKE As produced with a maximum over bore of 1.5mm, sleeving is permitted with 1.5mm over bore above standard. The 2L Pinto engine may be bored out to a 2.2

CARBRETTORS Up to 48 DCOE\SP Weber or Dellorto equivalent may be used with no restriction on choke size.

IGNITION SYSTEMS- Are free, but any form of management system is not permitted.

5. AIR FILTERS Free

6. INLET MANIFOLD Free

8. CYLINDER HEAD As produced with the following exceptions;

9. Replacement valves may be used, shape may be changed, if a replacement valve is used it must be stainless steel, dimensions as listed below;

VAUXHALL VW FORD

The valve head diameter In 33.0mm 33.0mm 33.0mm

Ex 29.0mm 29.0mm 29.0mm

The total valve length In 104.8mm 95.5mm 96.5mm

Ex 105.0mm 98.0mm 96.5mm

The valve stem diameter In 6.955\6970mm 6.97mm 6.0mm

Ex 6.945\6960mm 6.94mm 6.0mm

10.  VALVE SPRINGS\TOP CAPS are free

11.  VALVE GUIDES must remain in the original position, but may be replaced.

12.  HEAD GASKET the original production gasket only, with no other sealing aids must be used.

Head gasket surface only may be machined

13.  VERNIER TIMING WHEELS are permitted

14.  CAM SHAFTS are free

15.  CAM FOLLOWERS either standard hydraulic or solid.

16. CYLINDER BLOCK- may be machined on head gasket surface only, machining to accomodate dry sump system is permitted.

17.  PISTONS- may be replaced with any forged or similar type, machining of valve pockets is permitted

18. CON RODS- must be original standard part, big end bolts may be replaced, con rods may be machined to accomodate them.

19. CRANKSHAFT- may be original or steel with a standard stroke.

20. BALANCING- drilling for balance only is permitted ( all components ). 

21 FLYWHEEL\CLUTCH-

1. This may be replaced with a lightweight steel version.

2. Standard diameter ring gear must be retained

3. Any twin plate clutch minimum diameter 7.1\4" may be used.

NO fuel injection, NO turbos, NO forced induction or nitrous oxide allowed.

NO traction control systems allowed

22. ENGINE POSITION.

On new cars the back of the engine must be 31" forward of the centre line between the front and rear

axles. Existing cars built pre 96 must have the rear face of the cam box, no further back than a line

extended down vertically from the bottom of the window aperture centre point where a 1\2" hole

should be provided for ease of checking. A catch tank capable of accepting any surplus oil or fumes

from the engine must be fitted. There must be a hose or similar conveyance fitted to feed the oil from

the engine to the catch tank. The tank should be emptied between races.

23. BRAKES.

Brakes must be effective and in good working order on all four wheels. Parking brakes are mandatory

and must be effective.

24. TYRES AND WHEELS.

You may use up to  the 10" wide slick tires,  You may use any wheel of 13" in diameter to a maximum width of 10". Steel wheels must have rolled edges. No tyre warmers are permitted to be used at a race meeting.

Slick tyres may be cut to form a tread pattern. No wheels or tyres may protrude further than the

extreme width of the body or wings\arches where fitted. No wheel centres or rims may be reversed.

25. WINDSCREENS.

No glass is allowed to be fitted to the body shell unless it is laminated safety glass, Lexan or Perspex.

All glass must be removed from the outside of the car and the headlight apertures must be blanked off.

A metal upright, minimum 1" square must be welded or bolted to the windscreen aperture one third of the way along from the drivers side. Where windscreens are fitted an efficient windscreen wash\wipe system must also be fitted. Drivers and passenger door windows must be left without safety glass,

Lexan or Perspex. A quick release window net must be fitted to the drivers door window aperture, or if the door opens from the outside, with no inside locking device whatsoever, the window net may then form an integral part of the door.

26. SEATS.

A racing seat must be fitted and must incorporate a head restraint to prevent whiplash. Seats must be securely bolted and\or welded to the floor and the roll cage at shoulder height.

27. FUEL SYSTEM.

A maximum of a 4 gallon tank must be fitted behind the driver. the fuel outlet pipe must enter the tank at the top. A vent pipe must be fitted and either incorporate a one way valve or have a pipe attached at the top terminating below the tank. An adequate fire wall must exist between the tank and the driver.

Fuel lines must be metal and a fuel tap must be fitted within easy reach of the driver. All fuel lines must go through the car.

28. COOLING SYSTEM.

All radiators must be fitted in front of the engine. A single overflow pipe must be fitted to terminate

within 6" of the ground. All cooling systems are to be fitted with a pressure cap. Modification of the

system to duct coolant through core plug apertures on the block but not the cylinder head is permitted.

29. OIL COOLERS.

All hoses on the pressure side must be of the correct type and fitted with high pressure connectors. All

oil pipes running through the car must be effectively covered.

30. BATTERIES.

Must be fitted with a rot proof cover and must be securely bolted or clamped in place. A master switch

must be fitted externally on the rear nearside of the car above the waistline and clearly denoted. A

starter motor must be fitted and working.

31. DRIVES AND SUSPENSION.

Locked and limited slip differentials are allowed. Automatic transmissions are allowed. "Live" rear

axles only are permitted. No NASCAR drop gear, quick change type of axles. No IRS and\or tranaxles.

Adjustable shock absorbers may be fitted on all four wheels. Adjustable platforms may also be fitted,

but no active ride systems. No shock absorbers fitted with separate reservoirs. No shock absorbers that

can be controlled from the driving position.

32. EXHAUSTS AND SILENCERS.

Any exhaust system passing through the drivers cockpit must be fully covered by a metal shield. Cars

must be fitted with either of the following silencers in standard form-The AX891 or the Fordson Major

Box E1ADDN5320A. There must be a minimum 10" tailpipe on the exhaust and if this terminates at

the side of the car it must be angled downwards.

33. ROLL CAGES.

A full roll cage to the following specification must be securely bolted and\or welded to the floor. All

tubes must be made of steel and must be of a minimum diameter of 1 1\8"with a minimum wall

thickness of 1 1\8" (1\8" = .125" and 10gauge = .128") RAC approved roll cages of 12 gauge are

permitted. All joints, unless recommend clamps are used, must be welded over a minimum of 90% of

the surface area of the joint. A 1\8" hole must be drilled in the roll bar on the nearside front upright

approx. 6" above the floor level to enable the scrutineer to check wall thickness. Where more than one

size of tube is used each separate piece must have an inspection hole in an accessible place. Two

horizontal chicken bars must be fitted as above thickness on the roll cage to the passengers and drivers

door side at approximately knee height. These bars must be clamped or welded to the front and rear roll

bar uprights. Any part of the roll cage that comes into direct contact with the drivers body must be

suitably padded. In hatchback cars the roll cage must terminate a minimum or four inches from the

interior of the back panel. Crossbracing and suspension pick up points fitted to the cage can be made of

any material and size, crossbracing must not extend beyond the centre line of the rear wheels or

forward of the strut or stub axle centre line. Aluminium roll cages are not permitted. If the roof panel is

not steel then a diagonal bar or cross bars must be fitted above the drivers head area.

34. NUMBERS AND SIGNWRITING.

Numbers are free but must be painted on the doors and in a contrasting colour to your car, your

number must also be painted on the rear corner of your roof. The drivers name must appear across the

top of the front window on the sun visor.

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· A quick release cloth window net must be fitted to the driver’s door window aperture. The netting should

have holes not larger than 7.5cm or 3” wide. It should come down level with the steering wheel, and

should be flexible and easily removable separate to the movement of the door.

· A 1Kg Dry Powder Gauge Fire Extinguisher is highly recommended and if fitted, this should be in a tube

with a spring top and should be within easy reach of the driver. Old type BCF (green) type extinguishers

are not allowed. All tow vehicles, must carry a minimum of a 2kg fire extinguisher dry powder or

gas, which must be within easy reach of the driver and mechanics at all times, especially when

refueling.

A minimum of 3” (75mm) wide safety belts (1.75” (40mm) sub-strap) are mandatory. This must be a full

five point buckle release harness (including NASCAR type) with sub-strap and must be fitted and bolted

to the floor and/or the roll cage. Shoulder belts with a sternum protection latch are highly

recommended. The sub-strap must be used at all times and all belts must connect to the quick release

buckle. In the case of NASCAR lever latch buckles it is advisable to fit a secondary means of detent to

prevent overall sleeves accidentally unhooking buckles during racing. A small section of Tubegrip

elasticated bandage slid over the hooked buckle serves this purpose. Special attention must be paid to

the condition of seat belts and fixings once fitted. An extra bar is to be fitted to roll cage behind drivers

seat approx 4” below shoulder height of driver. Your seat belts may be fixed to this bar. The bar is to

be of roll cage material specification.

Following recent research made by leading safety harness manufacturers, new information has been

made available with regard to the best way to fit your safety harness, which will further ensure your

safety. Please study the diagrams below to ensure your safety harness is fitted correctly.

36. COLOURS.

Bright colours are recommended and a good quality and finish is mandatory. Childish drawings are not

permitted.

37. MIRRORS.

Rear view driving mirrors are compulsory and should be fitted inside the car. Door mirrors may be

fitted but must not protrude beyond the extreme body width of the car.

38. STOP LIGHTS.

Two brake lights must be fitted onto the parcel shelf or hung from the roof and be of a minimum 30"

apart facing rearwards. Lights must be operated by the standard switch as fitted to the car, no other

switches or modifications are allowed. Lights must be either 3" diameter if they are round and a

maximum of 4" if they are square, bulbs must be of a 21w intensity.

39. MINIMUM WEIGHT.

The minimum weight for the Hot-Rods will be 700 kilos when weighed without the driver.

40. LIFTING EYES.

All cars MUST be fitted with lifting eyes to aid recovery from the race track, two at the front and two at

the rear. Front eyes should be fitted under the bonnet.

UK SPRINT CARS

The focus and the main theme is "Dirt Cars" racing on pavement and that will be what the Scrutineer will assess in all interpretations of the rules

1 MOTOR LOCATION: Motor must be located at least 7" from the bottom frame rails to the centerline of the crankshaft, and centrally mounted within the frame rails. Motor plate measurement to lower birdcage bolt must be between 38 and 45”. An aluminum belly pan/ engine diaper is recommended under the engine to prevent oiling down the track. This pan should be mounted at front of motor and extend back to rear motor plate and outward to each frame rail. The Idea here is we are racing Dirt Cars on Pavement.  

2 MOTOR; Steel Chevy small block only, 360 Cubic inch maximum displacement (360 plus 1% =363.6) No stroker kits of any description are allowed. No Titanium in engine, excluding valves, valve retainers, and cam drive spud. Aluminum heads are allowed. Only the original 23 degree valve angle heads can be used. No canted valve heads, no roll over heads. All aluminum heads must remain within 1 degree of the original 23-degree valve angle. Dry sump or wet sump is allowed. 

3 CARBURETOR: You may use up to a maximum of 750 CFM, fuel pumps can be manual or electric. Electric pumps are only allowed provided they are pulling fuel, and the pump must be solely contained in front of the driver within the engine bay.  

4 SILENCERS: A recognized brand of silencers, i.e. Schonfield/ Morroso, must be fitted prior to racing on any track with a mandatory noise limit rule. 

5 HEADERS; All headers must have a collector With a maximum id. of no more than 4”. 

6 FRAME: Dirt car steel frames only and must be produced by a recognized manufacture, no specials, or home builds allowed . Minimum wheelbase 83 inches. Maximum wheelbase 93”.Minimum car weight limit is 630 kgs race ready excluding driver, with no added ballast. It is recommended that all chassis built in 2005 or later have a manufacturer’s unique serial number plate prominently attached by welding on the left side front roll cage upright. Chassis must be provided with a minimum of 6 mounting points to securely mount the seat. Drag links must be tethered to the frame with nylon webbing of at least 1 inch width. The maximum width that is permitted for the opening at the top of the roll cage is 27 inches. No bracing that would prevent the driver’s ability to exit through the opening or inhibit safety/rescue crew’s ability to extract the driver will be permitted in the center of the top cage. No elliptical (oval) tubing can be used on or as part of the main frame structure. No front anti-roll torsion bar assembly (sway bar) permitted. All cars must utilize either a driveline strap or a drive line hoop restraint constructed of .065 inch steel either welded or bolted to the chassis. Metal hoop restraints must react positive to magnet testing. The rear cross member used for mounting the driveline hoop must be constructed of .083 inch steel. Nerf bars must not protrude beyond the tires. Wings, bumpers and nerf bars must be fastened with bolts/nuts, hitch pins or roll pins only. Titanium is NOT allowed on chassis construction. 

7 WEIGHT REDUCTION: D.I.Y Drilling of any bolts, fasteners, or heim ends is prohibited.  

8 ROLL CAGE; Driver’s head/ helmet must not protrude outside cage. The fitment of a halo is recommended. 

9 DRIVER COMPARTMENT: Rock screen is mandatory. Metal fume guard recommended. No in-cockpit adjustable shocks, torsion bars or weight jacks. you are only allowed one break proportioning  valve, No two way communication devices to be used at any time, no in cab rev limiters to be fitted, one way race receivers to be used at all times. Fuel shut off valve  must be within easy reach of the driver, the ignition kill switch must be fitted inside the cab within easy reach of the driver , you must fit an external kill switch to the rear of the car to  to be accessible and clearly libelled for marshals and safety persona,

10 GAUGES AND ELECTRONICS: No transmitting devices. No electronic monitoring computer devices capable of storing or transmitting information, no clock like rev counters are permitted in the sprint car you may only use a digital tel tac type, such devices must be fitted below the drivers sight line.   . 

11 BODY: Must be of ‘sprint car’ design and in a secure, professional condition at all times. No body work shall in anyway not look like a standard dirt /pavement car . No side pods. No lexan wind deflectors or extensions. No ground effects. The underside of the fuel cell must not be closer than 4" from the Track. The driver’s right side opening must be a minimum 10 inch vertical opening at any point and a minimum 21 inch horizontal opening at any point. No side foils, rudders or panels are to extend beyond rear cage support bars on any side. Sheet metal/fiberglass may not extend rearwards beyond the triangle created by the rear rails from the torsion bar tubes to the roll cage uprights. Body panels or sheet may extend downward past shock mount to horizontal bar at driver's compartment. No gurney lips or turnouts are allowed on any body panels. Bottom frame rails behind driver’s seat cannot be enclosed. No wedges or foils underneath race car. No body pieces to extend beyond or underneath front torsion tube, with the exception of the hood. All cars will be required to run a full hood. The hood may be a multiple piece design, it must appear to be one continuous piece. Hood must extend to the front torsion tubes. Sunshields cannot restrict driver vision.  

12 FRONT BUMPER:. The front bumper may not extend more than 8 inches from the frame. 

13 REAR BUMPER:. Must be steel or stainless steel only. Minimum 1” diameter x minimum .065 thickness. A cage, under pod is recommended. 

14 SIDE NERF RAILS : Must be steel with a 1” diameter and minimum wall thickness of 0.65”. Must be mounted within 1” of the of the outer part of the tires. A twin rail type is recommended. 

15 WINGS: Top wings are 25 square Ft. with 30"x 72” side boards maximum. A maximum of 2.5” banana and maximum of 2” wicker bill mounted on the rear only. Nose wing can be up to 6 square Ft with 12"x 26” sides maximum. Wings must be mounted in the normal "Dirt" position. Top Wing must not hang over the Left Rear Tire. They must be even with the leading edge of the Left Rear Tire (No Tolerance) . Both wings must be positioned central to the frame. No offset slots in internal runners. You may use hydraulic cockpit adjustable wings. No other aerodynamic effects allowed. All braces or supports shall be oriented thin edge to face air stream. Only rectangular, round or oval metal braces not exceeding 1” in width may be used. No adjustable bracing allowed. No aero elliptical brace permitted. No brace or support shall resemble a wicker bill or a split wing. Sideboards must me mounted square to the center foil and parallel to each other. No kick outs allowed.  

16 DRIVE LINE: Must be completely enclosed. Drive line hoop or strap is mandatory and must be on centerline of chassis.  

17 FRONT AXLES:. Must be steel only. Minimum sizes 2” x .156 or 2 1/4” x .120 or 2 3/8” x .095 or 2 1/2” x .095. up to 53”wide. 

18 SUSPENSION & SHOCKS : Torsion bar suspension only. No cockpit adjustable weight jackers. No cockpit adjustable shocks. All shocks must be of aluminum or steel construction only. Shocks can be user-end or factory re-valvable / re-buildable. No dummy torsion bars. No sway bars permitted. Right Side mounted Jacobs Ladder only. This length must be a minimum of 13-1/4" and a maximum of 14- 5/8". Front axle 1" offset from manufactures design . Front Panhard Rod must be no shorter than 17". 

19 STEERING: Only left hand side steering allowed with a minimum pitman arm of 10". A 1” nylon web tether must to be fitted to steering drag link arm if using a one piece drag link. 

20 WHEELS: Aluminum wheels only. The right rear wheel is limited to 18 inches wide and the left rear wheel is limited to 15 inches wide. Front wheels are a maximum of 10”. No plastic or carbon fiber wheels are permitted. 

21 WHEEL SPACING: The outer edge of right rear wheel rim can measure no more than 45" from the centre lower bolt of the rear end.  

22 TIRES: ‘TBA 

23 BRAKES: There must be no more than 4 working brakes on all cars. However 3 working brakes are acceptable with 2 fronts and 1 rear inboard one proportioning valve is permitted. If you choose 4 working brakes there will be 2 brakes in front, 1 on left rear or 1 on right rear and 1 inboard (rear). Duel Master-Cylinders are allowed with one adjuster device, Steel Rotors are recommended with aluminium callipers. 4 piston callipers are allowed. Maximum rotor size will be .375 front and 810 rear . Minimum rotor size will be .300. The .300 rule is in lieu of safety. . Brake lines must be steel braided or steel inward lines, or of an approved type. 

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A.) Each competitor is the solely responsible of for the effectiveness and proper installation, per the manufacturer’s specifications, of personal safety equipment and determining it to be adequate for competition at every event.

Each competitor is expected to investigate and educate themselves for continuing improvement regarding their own personal safety equipment. 

3.2 Seat Belt

A.) Seat belt restraint systems shall be installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 

B.) Seat belt material should not be permitted to come in contact with any sharp or metal edge, including when the material passes through the seat. 

3.3 Protective Clothing

A.) All drivers will be required to wear a fire resistant driving uniform meeting minimum of the SFI 3.2A/5 specification and display a valid SFI 3.2A/5 label. 

B.) All drivers should wear fire resistant accessories including but not limited to; head sock, under garments, shoes, and socks.. All drivers will be required to wear fire resistant gloves. Shoes and gloves will be required to meet minimum of the SFI 3.3 specifications and display a valid SFI 3.3 label. 

3.4 Seats

A.) Aluminium and/or carbon-fibre-type, composite seats with an FIA and/or SFI rating will be permitted. All seats must be mounted to the

frame as required by the seat and chassis manufacturer, is is your responsibility to find out how to fit the seat correctly. 

B.) All areas surrounding the head should have padding. 

C.) A right side head restraint net and/or support are required. All head restraint nets should be equipped with quick release mechanisms. 

3.5 Helmets

A.) All drivers will be required to wear a full-face helmet with a minimum Snell safety rating of SA 2010 and/or SA 2005 and/or a valid SFI 31.1,

SFI 31.2 and/or SFI 31.1 2000 label. 

B.) It is strongly recommended that helmets should fitted with the Eject ™helmet removal system. 

C.) Head and Neck restraints are strongly recommended. The head and neck restraint system must be mounted and connected to the helmet per the helmet manufacturer and head and neck manufacturer instructions. 

D.) Arm restraints are recommended and must be connected and used as instructed by the manufacturer. 

25 FUEL SYSTEM: You may carry a maximum 5 gallons of fuel in your tank/ bladder if using an alloy tank it must be foamed in place and be double sealed , the vent must be to the bottom of the pod if using a tank. Reinforced fuel pipe and fittings only. Fuel shut off tap must be fitted within easy  reach of the driver. 

26 TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE SHAFT: 2 Speed direct drive gearbox with integral clutch, reverse optional. Drive shaft (torque tube) must be fully enclosed. Drive shaft strap required. 

27 TRACTION CONTROL:. Traction control devices are strictly prohibited. The Scrutineer may at his discretion, confiscate any item suspected to be related to traction control at any time. 

28 OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES:. No computer operated or controlled parts, such as fuel injections, fuel systems, chassis adjusting systems, etc. are permitted. The use of electronic logic processors (this includes traction control devices) to control any function of the race car or Engine and/or any system for continuous gathering of data from the race car for which the intended use is computer downloading, is strictly prohibited.

29. All cars must be fitted Gear Kit 13 (or equivalent if using 4.11) when racing at Arena Essex, Ipswich, Swaffham,  other tracks may vary but at all times the object is to limit the engine RPM  to 6.5 max. you may fit a lower number but not higher.  

EURO SPRINTER

1. Definition:

2. To provide children aged from 11 to 15 years of age a cost effective entry into motorsport,

3. It is primarily a MSA go kart chassis based formula, but purpose built Euro Sprint are allowed, providing the

car is constructed in accordance with RTS Motorsport specification., all chassis must be registered with RTS

Motorsport and the registration plate must be visible at all times.

4. Construction:

5. It is required that the chassis is constructed from magnetic steel tubing, cross section free. The method of

welding/brazing is free but for all main chassis joins welding/brazing is obligatory - i.e. no clamping,sliding

twisting members or torsional adjustments of any kind including bolt-in torsion bars are allowed. The use of

any type of hydraulic or similar damping device for any purpose is specifically prohibited. purpose built Euro

Sprint's must be constructed using 28mm x 2.0mm O/D tube and are fully symmetrical in every

aspect, with symmetrical pivot/steering pick up points steelwork/components (i.e. both sides of the Euro

Sprint are identical). It is not permitted to run any off-set front or back.

6. The wheel lift when the car is placed on full lock must be identical on both sides +/- 10mm.

7. The floor pan must be complete in the driver’s compartment.

8. The Drivers lower body must be covered by the body panels (no open sides). The side bar must be a

minimum of 14” from the bottom of the chassis to the top of the side rail.

9. The drivers seat must be a full containment type and must be positioned centrally in the car with strict

attention being paid to its correct fitment, as set out by the manufacturer.

10. The maximum overall track of the rear axle must be no greater than 1390mm (54.5”) measured from outside

of wheel to outside of wheel. The rear axle alignment will be measured from the inner edge of the rear wheel

rim (with similar off-set wheels fitted) to the edge of the chassis rail which must be equal on each side with a

tolerance either way of 10mm, Front Stub ales must be a Minimum of 10mm back from the outside of the

wheel rim not the tyre, Hollow stub axles are not allowed, scrutineers are advised to reject any car that has

them fitted.

11. The rear wheels must be protected from rear impact by a single hoop attached to the main chassis rail.

12. The driver’s feet (when pedals are depressed) MUST be a minimum of 12” (300mm) back from the front of

the bumper.

13. The Engine must be positioned centrally in the car behind the drive axle plus or minus 50mm, the engine

clamping tubes must be no higher than 60mm above the main frame, measured from the underside of the

main frame to the top side of the clamping tube.

14. The roll cage must be constructed in such a manner that the driver is protected from side and head impact,

minimum size tubing in the roll cage is 32mm/od x 3.0mm and must consist of four posts two hoops joined

together, with both the front braces running from the front upright bars of the roll cage down to

outer front part of the main chassis. The minimum height of the roll-cage must be 915mm (36”) from the

bottom of the chassis to the lowest point of the cage, whilst maintaining a minimum of a 100mm (4”)

clearance between the top of the child’s crash helmet and the top and/or any part of the roll-cage. The roll

cage must be welded to the main chassis.

15. You must use the go kart plastic side pods and front bumper, in addition a roof wing and rear engine pod

must be used in the construction of your Euro Sprinter.

16. The roof wing must be of similar design to a Sprint Car, and must be fitted directly above the drivers head, it

must be hinged with a quick release mechanism, the wing must cover the entire aperture above the drivers

head, it must measure a minimum of 30˝ x 30˝ body, with side plates of 8˝ x 30˝ minimum and 16” x 30”

maximum. The side plates of the wing MUST not be below the roll cage at any point. The scrutineer will pass

a rod through the roll cage, from front to rear and this must not touch any part of the wing. Full access to the

roll cage tubing must be achieved. The rear of the wing must be level with the centre of the axle.

17. No part of the driver’s seat must be below the bottom of the chassis. Minimum weight of a ready to race Euro

Sprinter  is 130kg (without driver). Car must make the weight without refuelling after a race. (Regular weight

checks will be carried out). ballasting of any type is not permitted. Achieving the weight rule is your

responsibility.

18. Do not attempt the above construction if you have concerns as to your welding and construction ability, his or her

safety will depend on your skills.

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 . A high back full containment type seat must be fitted. The top headrest of the seat must be fully supported by

a steel loop or bars to prevent any rearward collapse of the upper part of the seat– this may be adjustable

but must be secure at all times.

23. A window net must be fitted to the right-hand (fence) side .

24. A Chain Guard must be fitted.

25. The use of quick release steering hub is permitted.

26. A cut out switch must be fitted and clearly marked ON/OFF and be within easy reach by the driver.

27.

28. Drivers must wear bright coloured flame retardant racing overalls and these must be maintained in a clean

and tidy condition and be clearly marked fire proof. N.B. If wet weather clothing is used this must be worn IN

ADDITION TO AND NOT INSTEAD OF the regulation overall type clothing as described above.

29. A screen mesh with a max 2” square must be fitted, this may be cable tied in.

30. Mirrors are not allowed to be fitted.

31. Tyres

32. Only the Duro Highline HF-242 BI and B2 slick- tyre can be used, these must remain as manufactured

and may not be altered in any form, tyre softener, substances or additives are NOT permitted.

When the race is declared a “wet race” by officials, then and only may wet tyres be used. the only wet

tyres permitted is the MojoW2 rain tyre set with yellow or green barcode UK spec. Rear Wheels

must be a minimum of 175mm deep, with both wheels being the same depth. No stagger is permitted

under any circumstances.

33. ENGINES. The only engine eligible for use is the Briggs Stratton World Formula Engine supplied in sealed

form by RPM who’s contact details Roger 01543 473548 07977 430680  

34. You may change the oil, replace the one make spark plug with the same type and make, replace the filter.

Any maintenance that requires removal of the seal, the engine must be returned to RPM so the seal can be

removed for the maintenance to be carried out, upon completion of the works the engine will be resealed and

fresh documents and seal details will be supplied to the record holder by RPM, it is your responsibility to

ensure your scrutineer is aware of the changes, as in the event of an engine check, the scrutineer is advised

to reject any engine that bears the incorrect seal number to that assigned to that engine or driver, it is a

condition of your entry, you agree to allow the Promoter to swap your engine to that of another competitor for

the duration of the meeting.

35. After scrutineering at all meetings; before changing/removal of the engine you must notify the scrutineer who

will take the seal numbers of the engine removed and the new engine fitted in case of any further checks are

necessary.

36. Axle and Drive Sprocket. TBC

37. Fuel. No additives of any kind may be used only, petrol purchased at the roadside pump may only be used.

you may not alter the fuel tank in any way.

38. Contacts: Alan Rouse: 07775668211 Chief Scrutineer (RTS).

 

FWD Outlaw Hot Rods

1. DEFINITION. Hot-Rods are a non-contact formula using suitably modified small family saloon and Hatch back cars. bulk heads can be moved back to accommodate engine but must be complete to make a firewall.. Cars and engines may be interchanged. It is important to remember to keep within the spirit of the rules. If you are in any doubt about something then please ask. The Scrutineers decision will be final in all matters.

3. TYPE OF CAR. You may use any right hand drive steel bodied saloon, coupe or hatchback . Space framing is allowed., bulk heads can be moved back to accommodate engine. Cars and engines may be interchanged, all combustible material must be removed, all glass must be removed, headlight apertures must be covered, a complete metal firewall must at all times exist between the  driver’s compartment and the engine bay.

4. ENGINES. Any car engine up to 2300cc.

5. GEARBOX. The gearbox, gearbox mountings and final drive are free, The differential assembly may be locked by way of welding .Limited Slip Diffs are allowed.

6. STRENGTHENING. There is no restriction on welding to strengthen the car. You must cover the headlamp and tail lamp orifices. Wheel arches must be fitted to cover protruding wheels. No sharp edges are to remain on the wings. The following panels may be replaced with Kevlar or fibreglass - front and rear wings, front and rear panels, boots, bonnets and doors, no adding of materials. No tubing, box or angle iron for armouring at the front of the car is allowed. Any panels changed or repaired must be replaced by metal of the same thickness as original. Replacement door sills should be no more than 6 - 8" high. No drilling of holes in the bodywork is allowed with the exception of the side skirts.

7. AEROFOILS AND SPOILERS. Aero foils must not be fitted further forward than the rear axle. The aerofoil must not exceed 12in height above the roof line and must not exceed 18” long from front to rear.

8. WHEELS AND TYRES.  Only one piece wheels may be fitted. Maximum wheel size is 8 inches wide, spacer size permitted is 1\4" all round. Wheel studs must protrude through the wheel nut, if using studs please ensure  you have the correct wheel fitment to the hub. You may use any competition tyre, providing it states so on the tyre, up to a maximum with of  8 inches only, the tyre  musat be covered by either a wheel arch or spats, Suspension components are free but must remain as original configuration i.e. struts to remain struts and wishbone to remain wishbone. You must also retain a cross member, chassis rails and inner wings. Any bracing fitted within the engine compartment must not protrude further forward than the centre line of the front wheels.

9. WINDSCREENS.No glass is allowed to be fitted to the body shell unless it is laminated safety glass, Lexan or Perspex.

All glass must be removed from the outside of the car and the headlight apertures must be blanked off. A metal upright, minimum 1" square must be welded or bolted to the windscreen aperture one third of the way along from the drivers side. Where windscreens are fitted an efficient windscreen wash\wipe system must also be fitted. Drivers and passenger door windows must be left without safety glass, Lexan or Perspex. A quick release window net must be fitted to the drivers door window aperture, or if the door opens from the outside, with no inside locking device whatsoever, the window net may then form an integral part of the door.

10. SEATS.A racing seat must be fitted and must incorporate a head restraint to prevent whiplash. Seats must be securely bolted and\or welded to the floor and the roll cage at shoulder height.

11. FUEL SYSTEM.A maximum of a 4 gallon tank must be fitted behind the driver. the fuel outlet pipe must enter the tank at the top. A vent pipe must be fitted and either incorporate a one way valve or have a pipe attached at the top terminating below the tank. An adequate fire wall must exist between the tank and the driver. Fuel lines must be metal and a fuel tap must be fitted within easy reach of the driver. All fuel lines must go through the car.

12. COOLING SYSTEM. All radiators must be fitted in front of the engine. A single overflow pipe must be fitted to terminate within 6" of the ground. All cooling systems are to be fitted with a pressure cap. Modification of the system to duct coolant through core plug apertures on the block but not the cylinder head is permitted.

13. OIL COOLERS. All hoses on the pressure side must be of the correct type and fitted with high pressure connectors. All oil pipes running through the car must be effectively covered.

14. BATTERIES. Must be fitted with a rot proof cover and must be securely bolted or clamped in place. A master switch must be fitted externally on the rear nearside of the car above the waistline and clearly denoted. A starter motor must be fitted and working.

15. DRIVES AND SUSPENSION. Locked and limited slip differentials are allowed.  Adjustable shock absorbers may be fitted on all four wheels. Adjustable platforms may also be fitted, but no active ride systems. No shock absorbers fitted with separate reservoirs. No shock absorbers that can be controlled from the driving position.

16. EXHAUSTS AND SILENCERS. Any exhaust system passing through the drivers cockpit must be fully covered by a metal shield. Cars must be fitted with either of the following silencers in standard form-The AX891 or the Fordson Major  Box E1ADDN5320A. There must be a minimum 10" tailpipe on the exhaust and if this terminates at the side of the car it must be angled downwards.

17. ROLL CAGES. A full roll cage to the following specification must be securely bolted and\or welded to the floor. All tubes must be made of steel and must be of a minimum diameter of 1 1\8"with a minimum wall  thickness of 1 1\8" (1\8" = .125" and 10gauge = .128") RAC approved roll cages of 12 gauge are permitted. All joints, unless recommend clamps are used, must be welded over a minimum of 90% of the surface area of the joint. A 1\8" hole must be drilled in the roll bar on the nearside front upright approx. 6" above the floor level to enable the scrutineer to check wall thickness. Where more than one

size of tube is used each separate piece must have an inspection hole in an accessible place. Two horizontal chicken bars must be fitted as above thickness on the roll cage to the passengers and drivers door side at approximately knee height. These bars must be clamped or welded to the front and rear roll bar uprights. Any part of the roll cage that comes into direct contact with the drivers body must be suitably padded. In hatchback cars the roll cage must terminate a minimum or four inches from the interior of the back panel. Crossbracing and suspension pick up points fitted to the cage can be made of any material and size, crossbracing must not extend beyond the centre line of the rear wheels or forward of the strut or stub axle centre line. Aluminium roll cages are not permitted. If the roof panel is not steel then a diagonal bar or cross bars must be fitted above the drivers head area.

18. NUMBERS AND SIGNWRITING. Numbers are free but must be painted on the doors and in a contrasting colour to your car, your number must also be painted on the rear corner of your roof. The drivers name must appear across the top of the front window on the sun visor.

19. SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Please follow the link  below to the lastes ORCi specifications  and recommendations.

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20. COLOURS. Bright colours are recommended and a good quality and finish is mandatory. Childish drawings are not permitted.

21. MIRRORS. Rear view driving mirrors are compulsory and should be fitted inside the car. Door mirrors may be fitted but must not protrude beyond the extreme body width of the car.

22. STOP LIGHTS. Two brake lights must be fitted onto the parcel shelf or hung from the roof and be of a minimum 30" apart facing rearwards. Lights must be operated by the standard switch as fitted to the car, no other switches or modifications are allowed. Lights must be either 3" diameter if they are round and a maximum of 4" if they are square, bulbs must be of a 21w intensity.

24. MINIMUM WEIGHT. The minimum weight for the Hot-Rods will be  (TBC) kilos when weighed without the driver.

25. LIFTING EYES. All cars MUST be fitted with lifting eyes to aid recovery from the race track, two at the front and two at the rear. Front eyes should be fitted under the bonnet.

Thunder Rod Rules

The concept of the Thunder Rods is a non contact form of racing and it is for adults only, the saloon and power plant is of your choosing, preparation is mainly safety, it is intended the Thunder Rods  are a cheap form of motorsport, over the top sending will be prohibited, this formula is very basic in every aspect except safety and that is where the spending stops. If in the view of the scrutineer your car fails the concept of the Thunder Rods  formula he reserves the right to turn your entry down if he considers you have over spent in the preparation.

 

  1. All cars must be rear wheel drive with no cc limit Engine swaps allowed. No Pickups, MPV’s, Yanks, 4 wheel drive or Limo’s,

  2. Injection, Turbo / Supercharged allowed. Carb conversions are allowed.

  3. Limit slip / locked diffs are allowed. Max size with of wheel is 8 inches, tyres are free.

  4. All racing is strictly non-contact with severe punishment for offenders.

  5. Fast cars suitable for short circuit street drift racing only are allowed.

  6. All cars to be of steel construction if fitted with sunshine roofs it must be plated over.

  7. All interiors, mouldings and lights, to be completely stripped out. Laminated windscreens may be retained, all other glass must be removed. Original fuel tank must be removed and replaced with a tank (maximum 2 gallons) incorporating a non return vent valve sealed from the driver, Pump may either be fitted within the sealed area of the petrol tank or under the bonnet, a cut off switch must be fitted and clearly marked ON-OFF

  8. No skinning, lightening or removal of fixed panels,. if you cannot unbolt it stays. Bonnets and doors must remain hinged, except DRIVERS DOOR MUST BE BOLTED SHUT using 3 bolts evenly spaced apart.

  9. A full roll cage is recommended. Minimum requirement is an adequate H frame securely bolted to floor and roof to form a roll cage behind driver. Bonnets must secured with 2 pins with R clips. If using a H frame it is recommended you fit a drivers door safety bar knee hight.

  10. No metal bumpers of any kind, plastic bumpers must be retained.

  11. All cars to have full silencer system, i.e. resonator box and silencer.

  12. All cars to have a brake lights in rear window.

  13. Radiators are to be retained in there original position, batteries to be secure and covered away from driver and seat belts.

  14. You must fit a high backed seat including head restrainer to be solid and securely fastened.

  15. Cars to be fitted with 5 point 3” safety harness, securely bolted with large washers and plated to sound metal

  16. Suspension may only be lowered but must use original springs.

  17. All race cars must be painted and maintained in a tidy and presentable race condition.

  18. All cars must display race numbers clearly on doors and roof fins. Roof fins must be black on white.

  19. 13)  SAFETY  EQUIPMENT

    Please follow the link  below to the lastes ORCi specifications  and recommendations.

    http://orci.co.uk/News.aspx 

     

 

 
     

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