GENERAL REGULATIONS

Entries

At a race day, each competing driver must register by filling his/her details and signing an entry form. This must be complete before scrutiny.

A driver must produce his/her race permit to be signed and, each driver must sign on to a class sheet book.

Drivers must not enter the race track without first going through Entry and Scrutiny.

All flagmen and officials must sign the officials’ book before entering the track.

No permit – no race.

 

Scrutiny

This is the checking of all cars for compliance with rules and regulations and for safety.

This is carried out by scrutineers appointed by the club.

 

At every race meeting each car must pass scrutiny before it is permitted to race for that day.

It is at the scrutineers’ discretion whether a car with a fault is permitted to race. All faults must be recorded in permit book and if not rectified by the next day it is presented for scrutiny it will not be permitted to race. 

Cars and drivers with their permits, helmets and racing suit must be present by a given time and must remain with their cars until scrutiny is complete.

 

After scrutiny drivers must proceed on to designated area where they leave their cars until racing is ready to commence.

In the event of a roll over a car must be inspected by the scrutineer before it is permitted to race again.

All cars must attend scrutiny on both days for two day events.

Scrutineers reserve the right to check any competitor’s vehicle for compliance with rules at any time throughout an event.

To ensure fairness to all competitors the scrutineers or appointed specialist(s) may carry out non invasive compliance checks on cars from time to time.

This may involve checking engine capacity in so far as is practicable without dismantling an engine, checking differentials by jacking the car, carburetor size by measuring venturi diameter, checking engine numbers, etc.

 

For example; engine capacity checks could be tested in a lot of cases by removing sparkplug and measuring piston stroke where piston stroke varies from engine to engine within a range.

Any out of suspect result at this stage will be discussed with the competitor involved and taken to the committee for further action. Further action may involve further stripdown of engine to determine if it is within specification or not.

 

Marshals briefing

A marshals safety briefing must be held at each race meeting by the course marshal or designate. This should consist of;

(a) briefing of flags and fire extinguishers

(b) chain of command (eg. Flagmen to Course Marshal)

(c) track/ car observation

(d) reports of incidents

(e) safety clothing policy (i.e. reflective jackets etc)

 

Drivers briefing

A drivers briefing must be held at each race meeting by the Course Marshal before racing starts. This should consist of;

  • Welcome and introduction to venue.
  • Explanation of track and any unusual conditions.
  • Safety precautions to be observed
  • Order of racing.
  • Trophy presentation.
  • An explanation of the warning flags.
  • Behavioural warning.
  • Any other notice or information to drivers.

 

It is recommended that all new drivers start at the back of the grid for the first two days. Handicapper has discretion in this regard.

 

Senior drivers

A senior driver is any person over the age 17 years.

Senior drivers are eligible to compete in classes 1 to 6 and stocks.

A senior driver who is driving a borrowed car that is subsequently stripped and found illegal will lose points and trophy for that day only. The owner of the car will receive disciplinary action as though they had raced the same car.

 

Ownership

A car may be jointly owned and may be driven by both drivers provided they declare on their entry form which races they wish to compete in. For senior and junior ownership the car can carry the number of either driver. Commentator or Course Marshal must be informed of who is racing when a car is being double driven.

 

Ladies

Ladies can drive cars from any class and dependant on the number of lady drivers entered will compete against each other but be handicapped according to class.

A lady driver who is driving a borrowed car that is subsequently stripped and found illegal will lose points and trophy for that day only

Owner of same car (ie the person whose number is displayed on the car) will receive disciplinary action as though they had raced the same car.

Juniors

Rookie Junior Class and Junior Class 1B is for drivers 10 to 13 years of age.

Junior Class 1 is for drivers 12 to 16 years of age.

 

Any new 10-12 year old must start in rookie juniors.

If a junior has proven experience on another track he may start in Junior 1B.

They may move to Junior 1B aged 12 provided they have 6 days racing done.

 

Any new junior over 12 must start in Junior 1B.

(c) track/ car observation

(d) reports of incidents

(e) safety clothing policy (i.e. reflective jackets etc)

 

Drivers briefing

A drivers briefing must be held at each race meeting by the Course Marshal before racing starts. This should consist of;

  • Welcome and introduction to venue.
  • Explanation of track and any unusual conditions.
  • Safety precautions to be observed
  • Order of racing.
  • Trophy presentation.
  • An explanation of the warning flags.
  • Behavioural warning.
  • Any other notice or information to drivers.

 

It is recommended that all new drivers start at the back of the grid for the first two days. Handicapper has discretion in this regard.

 

Senior drivers

A senior driver is any person over the age 17 years.

Senior drivers are eligible to compete in classes 1 to 6 and stocks.

A senior driver who is driving a borrowed car that is subsequently stripped and found illegal will lose points and trophy for that day only. The owner of the car will receive disciplinary action as though they had raced the same car.

 

Ownership

A car may be jointly owned and may be driven by both drivers provided they declare on their entry form which races they wish to compete in. For senior and junior ownership the car can carry the number of either driver. Commentator or Course Marshal must be informed of who is racing when a car is being double driven.

 

Ladies

Ladies can drive cars from any class and dependant on the number of lady drivers entered will compete against each other but be handicapped according to class.

A lady driver who is driving a borrowed car that is subsequently stripped and found illegal will lose points and trophy for that day only

Owner of same car (ie the person whose number is displayed on the car) will receive disciplinary action as though they had raced the same car.

Juniors

Rookie Junior Class and Junior Class 1B is for drivers 10 to 13 years of age.

Junior Class 1 is for drivers 12 to 16 years of age.

 

Any new 10-12 year old must start in rookie juniors.

If a junior has proven experience on another track he may start in Junior 1B.

They may move to Junior 1B aged 12 provided they have 6 days racing done.

 

Any new junior over 12 must start in Junior 1B.

  • The driver/owner of the vehicle being opened and one assistant.
  • The objector and a colleague.
  • Club scrutineer(s)
  • Club committee officers and their appointed engineers /specialists.

 

Cars will be retained until such time as a full written report can be obtained of which the driver/owner will receive a copy.

It is the club’s responsibility to provide suitable premises for stripping to take place.

 

If engine / car is found to be within specifications driver/owner will receive fee as per receipt for gaskets bolts etc. from a main dealer pertaining to the car.

 

Where engines / etc are found to be outside specification, a penalty of up to 12 months suspension may be imposed and the objector will have their fee refunded.

Fees will not be paid for cars opened at major events by the club officials.

 

Suspensions and appeals of racing incident/conduct

A driver must make his/her appeal in writing to course marshal and receive a reply in writing from the club.

 

An appeal will not be discussed on a race day but at a committee meeting within 14 days. The race results will be held pending the outcome.

 

Any person subject to discipline will be given a hearing to put their point of view forward before any action is taken.

 

General

Driver can only drive any given car in one class on any one race day.

Only signed permit holders can drive race cars at any time, including loading / unloading.

Passengers are not permitted on or in a competition vehicle under any circumstances.

A driver may not approach or challenge a flag person at any time.

Marshals must at all times stand behind the protective barriers.

Racing must not start until all marshals are in their respective positions.

In the event of a roll over the race must be stopped by the use of a red flag.

Following the completion of the race all cars must complete a final lap at a reduced speed and then proceed to the pits in a safe manner.

If a car breaks down during a race the driver must vacate the car and proceed to the centre of the track when safe to do so.

No repairs are permitted on the track side of pits gate during the race.

All cars must be cleared from the track between races.