2001 MOTOROLA CUP STREET STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP
The Series is a road racing series for specified eligible production vehicles. It is a Series of races designed to showcase the reliability and durability of vehicles and the quality of their components and the talents of drivers and crews.
The Series Regulations
Effective January 1, 2001
To be read in conjunction with
Grand American Road Racing Association Rules.
These 2001 Series Regulations replace all previous
Motorola Cup Series Regulations.
Telephone: (514) 487-6900 Fax: (514) 487-4778
Web site: www.motorolacup.com
1.1 The Series is a closed competition. It is confined to Entrants, drivers and crew members
holding Series Credentials issued by the Series Office.
1.2 These Series Regulations have been designed to establish the fair and uniform conduct of competition.
1.3 The Series events are conducted under Sporting Regulations published by GRAND
AMERICAN ROAD RACING.
Grand American Road Racing
1801 West International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1243 USA
Telephone: (904) 947-6681 Fax: (904) 947-6695
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1.4 The promotional rights to the title THE MOTOROLA CUP and NORTH AMERICAN STREET
STOCK SERIES or CHAMPIONSHIP and any part thereof are the sole and exclusive
property of BERMAN MOTORSPORT GROUP INC. Copy, duplication or use of any part of
the Series Regulations, the Series procedures or any part of the Series without express
written consent is prohibited.
1.5 No expressed or implied warranties of safety or fitness for any purpose are intended or
should result from the publication of, or compliance with these Regulations and those of
the appropriate Sanctioning Bodies.
1.6 These Regulations shall at no time be construed as a contractual offer.
1.7 There may be Supplementary Regulations for each event.
1.8 Motor racing is a dangerous sport. These Regulations in no way provide any form of
assurance or guarantee against death of, or injury to the participants, spectators, crew
1.9 Neither the Sanctioning Bodies, the Series, Berman Motorsport Group Inc., nor any of their organizations, employees, agents, officials, sponsors, nor anyone associated or
employed by the Series, nor any organizer intend any commitment to third parties,
entrants, drivers, or participants or sponsors thereof.
1.10 The responsibility is at all times on the Competitor to maintain the initial and on-going
eligibility of a participating vehicle and the conduct of all team members and guests.
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1.11 These Series Regulations were drafted in the English Language. In the event of any
difference between these Regulations and a translation to any other language, the
English text will prevail.
1.12 In case of interpretation of these Series Regulations, the decision of the Series officials
will prevail and be binding on all concerned parties.
1.13 All participation is regulated according to the provisions of these Regulations: Grand
American Road Racing Regulations, Official Series Bulletins, Event Supplementary
Regulations, and instructions from Series Officials.
1.14 Where these Series Regulations conflict with Grand American Road Racing Regulations
these Series Regulations will take precedence.
2. SERIES SANCTIONING
2.1 Races in the United States are sanctioned by Grand American Road Racing. Races in
Canada are sanctioned by ASN Canada FIA.
3. SERIES ADMINISTRATION
General Manager: Eric Berman
Director, Operations: Marie Claude Beaudoin
Chief Registrar: Natalie Mandeville
Marketing and Sales: Gerry Kessner
4. SERIES SPORTING OFFICIALS
Chief Steward: Wayne Pollock
Technical Director: Scott Spencer
Chief Starter: Jean-Guy Courcelles
Timing & Scoring: Don Abbott
5. CONDITIONS OF SERIES ENTRY AND ACCEPTANCE
5.1 As a condition of entry and acceptance by the Series of an entry, all Entrants, registered
drivers and crew members expressly agree and covenant that:
5.1.1 An accepted Entrant into the Series is obliged to communicate to all drivers and
crew members, the provisions of these Regulations and those of Grand American
Road Racing Regulations;
5.1.2 Determinations, rulings, directives and instructions by the Series as to the
applicability of any matter governing the concept, format or operation of the
competition are not subject to litigation;
5.1.3 Entrants, registered drivers and crew members shall not initiate, participate in or
maintain litigation of any kind against THE SERIES, BERMAN MOTORSPORT GROUP
INC., SERIES OFFICIALS OR ANY SERIES SPONSORS, THE SANCTIONING BODIES,
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5.1.4 Should an Entrant, registered driver or crew member initiate, participate in or
maintain litigation in contravention of this covenant, the person or group of persons,
agrees to fully reimburse THE SERIES, BERMAN MOTORSPORT GROUP INC.,
SERIES OFFICIALS OR ANY SERIES SPONSORS, THE SANCTIONING BODIES, OR
ANYONE ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SERIES FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER,
for all costs of such litigation including legal costs;
5.1.5 The Series has the right to refuse any entry without stating the reason. Such
refusal is final and not subject to appeal;
5.1.6 Participation in the Series is a privilege and not a right. All participants shall respect
the privilege of participating in any Series race or event by ensuring that they and
their team members, owners, supporters and representatives shall be bound by
these Regulations and those of the Grand American Road Racing Regulations and
that their behavior and that of their team members, owners, supporters and
representatives is in no way detrimental to, or create negative publicity for, any
Series or team sponsor, Competitor, the Series organizers, the Sanctioning Bodies
and administrators or their representatives;
5.1.7 Such behavior is a violation of these Regulations and enforcement is the
responsibility of the Series Administration and may result in exclusion from the
Series and/or event and/or forfeiture of all points, prize money and awards
accumulated to date. Such decisions may not be protested or appealed.
5.1.8 In the interest of maintaining close competition, the Series may at any time require
technical modifications to any vehicle. Modifications may include, but will not be
limited to: a vehicle weight change, tire sizes, air and exhaust restrictors, throttle or
engine rpm limiting devices, coach work modifications or require any and all other
devices or methods as may be determined;
5.1.9 The Series reserves the right to alter these Regulations to accept two (2) additional
entries of its choice at any event.
6. SERIES ENTRIES AND REGISTRATIONS
6.1 By the very act of submitting an entry to the Series and by participating in the Series, all participants are deemed to have fully read and understood, and agreed to comply with
these Series Regulations and the Grand American Road Racing Regulations.
6.2 To compete in the Series or any part thereof, to accumulate Series points, to participate in any contingency program and to participate in any prize fund an Entrant must fully complete all official Series forms provided from the Series office. All of these are to be
delivered by the date specified to the Series office along with payment of the fees where
specified. All checks should be made payable in US funds to "STREET STOCK
CHAMPIONSHIP." Once accepted, each Entrant will receive all necessary materials.
6.3 A late fee of US$200 per entry will be charged for any race entry form received after the
date as indicated on the race entry form.
6.4 An administration fee of US$200 per occurrence will be charged for any services
provided to a Competitor or Entrant causing administration or banking irregularities (e.g.;
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stop payment, NSF checks, etc.). Cash or certified payment may become mandatory for
continued participation in the Series.
7.1 Each team will designate one person to act as the Entrant who will be the only person
who can speak for the team officially, including the filling of protests, scoring inquiries,
driver line-up changes, and making changes to the team's credential list.
8. ENTRANT AND DRIVER ELIGIBILITY
8.1 All Competitors must be members of the appropriate Sanctioning Bodies.
8.2 Entrant and driver licensing are at the sole discretion of the appropriate Sanctioning
9. DRIVER'S AND CREW CHIEF'S MEETINGS
9.1 All drivers and crew chiefs must attend all scheduled meetings during the race event.
Attendance will be taken at each meeting and failure to attend or being late will result in
fines and/or other penalties.
10. DRIVERS LOG BOOK
10.1 Entrants will be issued a drivers’ Log Book at registration.
10.2 The Entrant must ensure that the Series drivers’ log book is accurately filled out and
returned to the designed Series official within sixty (60) minutes following the display of
the checkered flag indicating the end of the race. In order to score points, the Series
Drivers’ Log Book must include driver names and time spent in the vehicle. Failure to
comply within the specified time may result in a penalty and/or loss of points.
11. DRIVER AND VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
11.1 Participation in the Series requires the display of Series and Sanctioning Bodies
identification crests and decals on the vehicle, driver's suit and team transporter.
11.2 Decals and/or crests must be located and installed exactly in the designated areas of the entered vehicle, driver suits and team transporter in accordance with the official Series
Identification diagram. The responsibility for compliance with the requirement for such
identification remains with the driver/Entrant.
11.3 No other identification may be placed in areas reserved for the Series sponsors. No
conflicting Series sponsor or Sanctioning Body identification is allowed.
11.4 Failure to display the required identification in the designated locations at all times during events and any associated ceremonies is a violation of these Regulations.
11.5 All crew members must be dressed in appropriate team uniforms when: in pit lane; with the vehicle at Technical Inspection; at impound; and at the false grid.
11.6 Failure to comply with these regulations may result in fines, exclusion from the Series,
and/or event and/or forfeiture of all points, prize money and awards accumulated to date.
This decision may not be protested or appealed.
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12. TIMING AND SCORING TRANSPONDERS
12.1 All vehicles will be required to install a Timing and Scoring transponder at each Series
event for which a rental fee will be charged.
12.2 Timing and Scoring transponders are the property of the Series and will be assigned to
12.3 At the beginning of the event, each Entrant is responsible to acquire and install, in an
approved location and manner, an assigned transponder for each entered vehicle. No
vehicle may enter the track for any session without a working transponder. During any
practice and qualifying session, vehicles without working transponders will be blackflagged.
No times will be scored. No protest will be permitted.
12.4 During a race, a Series official may provide a replacement transponder to a team, for a
specific vehicle. If so, the team must replace the transponder during their next pit stop.
Failure to do so will result in a penalty.
12.5 Transponders must be available for inspection at all times and surrendered or replaced
12.6 Once assigned to a vehicle, unauthorized transferring of a transponder to another vehicle is prohibited and will result in a fine and/or penalty.
12.7 Tampering with, dismantling or modifying a transponder is not permitted.
12.8 Transponders may be required to be returned to the Series at any time. If a transponder is lost or damaged while in the possession of the Entrant, the Entrant is responsible for the replacement cost. The cost to the Entrant will be the full replacement cost to the Series from the supplier.
13. CAMERAS AND RADIOS
13.1 Each team is required to operate radio equipment capable of monitoring all Series race
control radio transmissions during all sessions. Frequencies will be posted at the Series
13.2 In car cameras and radio sets are permitted. Installations must be securely fastened and are subject to technical and safety inspection.
13.3 Magnetically mounted antennas are permitted but must be additionally secured with tape.
13.4 Competitors using on-board cameras, whether at the request of the Series TV production crew or for their own information, must advise a Series Technical Inspector of their presence and, once the session begins, may not remove the equipment (tapes included) until released by a Series Technical Inspector. ORGANIZATION OF COMPETITION
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14. SERIES RACE FORMATS
14.1 Normal race weekends will consist of a single endurance race, 3 hours in length.
14.2 Individual Series race schedules will be described in: individual event Supplementary
Regulations; or Series Bulletins; or Series event information.
14.3 Mandatory pit stops and driver changes will be required.
14.4 Under exceptional circumstances, which may require this format to be altered, official
bulletins or instructions from a Series Official will specify the requirements.
15. STARTING GRID LIMITATION
15.1 Subject to track or event promoter's regulations, the Series may be required to limit the numbers of entries.
15.2 If it is necessary to restrict the total entry, the Series will determine such acceptance
based on prior participation and entries per class. Entrants may be required to qualify for
16. QUALIFYING FOR A RACE
16.1 A vehicle can only be driven by a driver registered with that vehicle.
16.2 The driver that sets the fastest qualifying time in a vehicle must start the race in that
vehicle. Failure to do so will result in the vehicle starting from the back of the grid. Such
vehicles will be placed according to class and points.
16.3 For safety reasons, the Chief Steward may adjust starting positions.
16.4 Any vehicle that does not achieve a qualifying time will start from the back of the grid.
Such vehicles will be placed according to class and points.
16.5 Any vehicle that is excluded from qualifying will be placed at the further most rear of the grid. Such vehicles will be placed according to class and points.
16.6 Vehicles are not permitted to start a race in a configuration that is not identical to the
configuration at the time of setting its fastest time in qualifying. Configuration means:
engine; driveline; tire size; wheel size; wings; bodywork.
16.7 Should a configuration change become necessary for any reason after qualifying, prior
written approval must be obtained from the Series Technical Director before starting the
17. PIT REGULATIONS
17.1 Pit assignments will be made by Series Officials and will be available at Series registration for each event.
17.2 Where pit space is limited, some Competitors will be required to share pit assignments.
Where possible, Competitors who wish to pit together will be accommodated if they
advise the Series Office in advance of the event.
17.3 The vehicle, the crew and their equipment may not occupy more space than designated
by the Series.
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17.4 A pit lane speed limit will be imposed at every event. Speed limit violations are subject to penalty. Pit speed violations are not subject to protest or appeal.
17.5 Fluids and lubricants except fuel may be added at any time. No refueling is allowed during practice and qualifying.
17.6 Teams must supply a ten (10) pound ABC fire extinguisher for each vehicle in the pit lane.
17.7 Push starts are permitted in the pit lane under the supervision of a pit marshal.
17.8 No vehicle is permitted to drive over equipment of any kind during a pit stop or when
leaving the pit. Penalties will be assessed for violations.
17.9 Spillage and or careless handling of any liquid, fuel, water, oil, etc. will not be tolerated.
Penalties will be assessed for violations.
17.10 It is the responsibility of the Competitor to provide all materials for spillage clean up
(absorbent, shovel, broom, pail, water, etc.). Crew members must clean up any fuel,
water or oil spills in their pit space or pit lane as soon as possible.
17.11 When the vehicle is on the racetrack, one crew member only may be at the designated signaling location.
17.12 For race starts, crew members may not go to the signaling area until after the green flag has been displayed. Crossing the pit lane must be kept to a minimum.
17.13 Spectators are not permitted in the signaling area.
18. MANDATORY PIT STOPS
18.1 During a race each vehicle must make a pit stop for a mandatory driver change. This pit stop must take place no sooner than 20 minutes after the start of the race, and no later
than 20 minutes before the end of the race.
18.2 During a race, each team must complete a Driver Change Notification sheet at every driver change and provide this to the nearest pit lane official within two (2) laps of the change.
19. PIT STOP REFUELING REGULATIONS
19.1 Refueling is permitted in the pit lane at any time during the race provided that the refueling is performed only with the Series specified fuelling system. The use of dump cans or other fuel containers of any kind to refuel a race vehicle is not permitted.
19.2 Crew members, or any other persons, are not permitted under the vehicle during
19.3 The crew member operating the fuel nozzle and the team fire extinguisher person must both wear: a one or two piece suit, socks, hood and gloves made of approved fire
retardant material, plus appropriate shoes, goggles or a full face helmet with face shield
in the closed (down) position.
19.4 Another crew member must operate the deadman valve at the overhead tank.
19.5 A fire safety crew member with a minimum of a ten (10) pound ABC fire extinguisher
must monitor the refueling operation of the vehicle.
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19.6 Spillage resulting from the refueling operation may be diluted with water then cleaned up with oil dry and a broom. A pail holding at least one (1) gallon of water must at all times
be readily at hand for diluting fuel spills.
19.7 Fuel must not be pumped or otherwise transferred into the overhead-refueling rig while a race vehicle is being refueled.
19.8 Refueling rigs that have not been filled in the permitted time prior to the start of a race
must not be filled until the leader has completed two (2) laps. Penalties will be issued for
20. RACE PIT STOPS - TEAMS WITH MORE THAN FIVE CREW
20.1 Each team must use a Pit Supervisor.
20.2 During a pit stop, the vehicle is not permitted to leave the pit until the driver is signaled to do so by the Pit Supervisor.
20.3 When preparing for a pit stop, the Pit Supervisor may step into the pit area to signal the vehicle into its pit. All other team members must remain behind the pit area wall until the vehicle comes to a complete stop.
20.4 During a pit stop, the engine may be left running.
20.5 The Pit Supervisor must always be positioned in front of the vehicle observing the work being done.
20.6 The Pit Supervisor may not join the crew in servicing the vehicle or perform any other
20.7 No more than five (5) team members may be over the wall to perform service on the
vehicle at any time. Not counted in this number are:
The Pit Supervisor.
A driver seated in the vehicle.
A driver preparing to get into the vehicle.
The team fire extinguisher person.
A Series authorized technician.
The signal person at the wall separating the track from the pits provided this person does not move from their position.
20.8 Only after the Pit Supervisor has verified that all work has been completed and the pit lane is clear of traffic may he or she signal the driver to leave the pit.
21. RACE PIT STOPS - TEAMS WITH FIVE CREW OR LESS
21.1 Regulation 20 applies with the following exceptions:
21.1.1 The Pit Supervisor, after stopping the vehicle in the pit, may then join the crew in
servicing the vehicle.
21.1.2 Only after the Pit Supervisor has returned in front of the vehicle and verified that all
work has been completed and the pit lane is clear of traffic, may he or she signal
the driver to leave the pit.
22. TECHNICAL INSPECTIONS AND IMPOUND PROCEDURES
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22.1 The Series Technical Director has the right to request any part for inspection at any time.
22.2 At any time during an event, scheduled or not, including immediately following a practice, qualifying or race session, any vehicle may be impounded by the Series Chief Steward or Series Technical Director for technical inspection and/or disassembly.
22.3 The Entrant is responsible for performing all work ordered at any inspection. In the event of an intensive inspection of a vehicle or component at another location or time
designated by the Series Technical Director, the Entrant is responsible for any costs
22.4 When so instructed by a Series official, crew members must take a vehicle directly to the designated inspection location. Failure to comply in a timely manner may result in
exclusion of the vehicle from the remainder of the event.
22.5 Should a vehicle be impounded, only one crew member may remain with the vehicle
unless otherwise directed by a Series Official.
22.6 The Entrant is responsible to provide suitable containers for the containment of fluids that are required to be removed from the vehicle as part of any inspection. The Entrant is
responsible for the proper disposal of fluids removed in accordance with any racetrack
regulations that are in place. Entrants are not permitted to leave fluids at the Series
22.7 An impounded part or component not meeting specification, or not within manufacturer's limits will not be returned.
22.8 Should an Entrant or crew member refuse, for any reason, to completely perform work
ordered by the Series Technical Inspectors, will be excluded from the results and may be
excluded from any subsequent Series events. No protest or appeal is permitted and the
Chief Steward may implement additional disciplinary procedures.
22.9 If during any inspection of a vehicle by the Series Technical Inspectors, it is found that a vehicle, or any part or component thereof, does not meet the eligibility or technical
requirements of the vehicle or class, or is otherwise deemed not fit for competition, the
vehicle is subject to penalty which may include exclusion from practice, qualifying, a
race, or the event, and may be excluded from any subsequent Series events.
23. POST QUALIFYING/RACE IMPOUND PROCEDURES
23.1 Immediately at the end of the session, regardless of their position on the track or in the pit lane, all race vehicles are deemed to be impounded and no work of any kind may be
performed on any vehicle or component by any person.
23.2 Immediately at the end of a session, each Competitor must hold their vehicle in the pit lane.
23.3 A crew member must be appointed to stand by the vehicle for the sole purpose of
bringing the vehicle from the pit lane to the designated impound area immediately if so
instructed by a Series Official, regardless of the podium or other post race activities
taking place. A Series Official will indicate which vehicles are to be taken to the
inspection area. Failure to comply in a timely manner may result in exclusion of the vehicle
from the session results.
23.4 Vehicles may not be removed from the impound location without the express permission of the Series Technical Inspectors.
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POINTS SCORING AND AWARDS
24. SERIES POINTS
The Series will recognize Driver, Team and Manufacturer Champions.
DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
Driver race finishing points will be awarded in each class as follows:
1st 30 points 7th 19 points 13th 13 points 19th 7 points
2nd 27 points 8th 18 points 14th 12 points 20th 6 points
3rd 25 points 9th 17 points 15th 11 points 21st 5 points
4th 23 points 10th 16 points 16th 10 points 22nd 4 points
5th 21 points 11th 15 points 17th 9 points 23rd 3 points
6th 20 points 12th 14 points 18th 8 points 24th 2 points
25th 1 point
TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
Team race finishing points will be awarded in each class only for the Team’s highest finishing
single vehicle number in each event as follows:
1st 15 points 4th 8 points 7th 4 points
2nd 12 points 5th 6 points 8th 3 points
3rd 10 points 6th 5 points 9th 2 points
10th 1 point
All other finishing positions of vehicles from the same Team will be disregarded.
If Team X finishes 1st through 5th, Team Y finishes 6th and 7th and Team Z finishes 8th…
Team X will score first place points,
Team Y will score second place points and
Team Z will score third place points.
One (1) team point will be awarded to the fastest qualifying vehicle in each class at each
event. If the vehicle is disqualified for any reason the point will be awarded to the next fastest qualifying vehicle in class.
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MANUFACTURER RACE FINISHING POINTS
Manufacturer points will be awarded in each class only for the Manufacturer's highest finishing vehicle in each event.
1st 15 points 4th 8 points 7th 4 points
2nd 12 points 5th 6 points 8th 3 points
3rd 10 points 6th 5 points 9th 2 points
10th 1 point
If Manufacturer X finishes 1st through 3rd, Manufacturer Y finishes 4th and 5th and
Manufacturer Z finishes 6th...
Manufacturer X will score first place points,
Manufacturer Y will score fourth place points and
Manufacturer Z will score sixth place points.
25. RACE FINISHER - SCORING AND AWARDS
25.1 Only race finishers are eligible to receive points for a race.
25.2 To qualify as a race finisher, a competing vehicle must have completed no less than fifty percent (50%) of the total race laps run by the class leader at the end of the race.
25.3 In case of a tie in point standings, the tie will be resolved according to the record of first place finishes, then if necessary, seconds, thirds, and so on. If a tie still exists after this process a tie will be declared and awards made accordingly.
25.4 Points earned in one class may not be transferred to another class.
25.5 Distance is measured in whole laps completed by a vehicle with lap credit going to the
driver who crosses the scoring line. In cases where a minimum distance is required to
be eligible for points, fractional laps will not be counted.
25.6 All drivers from the top three finishing vehicles in each class must present themselves at the awards podium immediately following the race. Failure to do so may result in
exclusion from the Series and/or event and/or forfeiture of all points, prize money and
awards accumulated to date. Such decisions may not be protested or appealed.
25.7 Should the official results of the race change following the podium presentation, all
trophies or awards presented erroneously at the podium must be returned within ten (10)
days. Failure to do so will result in the Competitor being charged for all replacement costs.
26. SHARING OF DRIVING
26.1 In order to receive points at an event, a driver must compete in the vehicle for a minimum of twenty-five percent (25%) of the scheduled race time. In the event that the scheduled time of a race is shortened, this minimum will be reduced on a pro-rated basis.
26.2 A minimum of two (2) drivers and a maximum of three (3) drivers can be nominated and compete in one vehicle during one event.
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26.3 A driver may score points in more than one class during a single event.
26.4 Drivers will be awarded points only in the first vehicle they drive in any given class in a
26.5 Any driver who has not been in a vehicle for either a practice or qualifying session may
not drive a vehicle in the race without the express permission of the Series Chief
26.6 After qualifying, driver substitutions may only be made with the permission of the Series Chief Steward.
27.1 OEM: ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER. Where OEM is referenced, it means the
vehicle as a whole vehicle, or any part or component thereof as fitted to the original
vehicle by the manufacturer; or as replacement parts and components specified for the
vehicle in the manufacturer’s literature.
27.2 TIF: Technical Information Form
27.3 VIN: Vehicle Identification Number
27.4 MVMA: Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Associations (specification book)
27.5 MVMS: Motor Vehicle Manufacturer Specification
28. SERIES TIRES
28.1 All Series specification tires bear a designated “MC” mark molded into the tire sidewall.
28.2 Competitors must use only Series specification tires for all official practice, qualifying and race sessions.
28.3 Regrooving, shaving or retreading is not permitted.
28.4 Buffing or removal of any manufacturer’s markings is not permitted.
28.5 Cooling or warming of tires other than by ambient air is not permitted.
28.6 Chemical treatment of tires is not permitted.
29. SERIES FUEL
29.1 A Series spec fuel will be available at each event and is the only fuel permitted during
official Series practice, qualifying and the race.
29.2 No alteration to the composition of the spec fuel is permitted. The addition of substances of any type to the fuel is not permitted.
29.3 Purchase of the fuel is the responsibility of the Competitor at all times.
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29.4 Fuel samples may be taken at any time from the Competitor’s fuel supply and analysis may be performed.
29.5 Unrestricted access for the purpose of taking fuel samples must be provided by all
Competitors to the Series officials. A suitable fitting and hose must be made available by
each team for the purpose of taking fuel samples. The results of any fuel analysis, and
the application of penalties are not subject to protest or appeal.
30. THE SERIES RACE VEHICLES
30.1 The regulations provided herein detail the procedures to be followed in order to obtain
eligibility, classify, prepare and race a vehicle in the Series.
31. SERIES VEHICLES ON PUBLIC ROADS
31.1 These Series Regulations are designed for racing applications only. Series vehicles are
not intended for use on public roads. It is at all times each Competitor’s responsibility to
ensure that Series vehicles comply with applicable State or Provincial Regulations when
driven on public roads.
32. SERIES CLASSES
32.1 The Series has classified all eligible makes and models into four classes:
Super Grand Sport Grand Sport Sport/Touring Compact C2K
32.2 The Series Classification and Eligibility specifications are subject to change at any time.
33. COMPETITOR RESPONSIBILITY FOR VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY
33.1 It is the responsibility of the Competitor at all times;
33.1.1 To make best efforts to co-operate with series officials and manufacturers to
maintain a safe, presentable and eligible race vehicle; to apply for, receive, and
maintain the initial and ongoing eligibility of the vehicle in every aspect to all
Regulations governing the Series.
33.1.2 To apply for and receive approval in writing from the Series Technical Director for
any and all variances to the initial vehicle eligibility.
33.1.3 To ensure that all such variances are accurately recorded in the TIF and the
Vehicle Log book and are signed by the Series Technical Director.
34. VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURE
34.1 Should an Entrant choose to enter a model or make that does not have a current TIF, a Vehicle Classification Request Form must be obtained from the Series office, completed
and returned to the Series office thirty days (30) prior to the first event entered for a
vehicle to be considered.
34.2 The Series office may or may not choose to accept a vehicle.
34.3 If a vehicle is accepted, it may be a conditional acceptance. Typical conditions may
include an on-track performance evaluation period; modifications to weight, tire sizes, air
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and exhaust restrictors; engine rpm limiting devices; turbo boost control and monitoring
devices; coachwork; any other devices or methods as may be determined consistent
with the Series policy of performance equalization within the classes. Application of such
conditions is not subject to protest or appeal.
34.4 Official TIFs will specify eligibility.
34.5 Any variance to specifications listed on the Vehicle Classification Request Form submitted that are not approved in writing beforehand by the Series Technical Director will nullify vehicle eligibility.
34.6 Throughout the season, Entrants must advise the Series and have approved in writing by the Series Technical Director, a minimum of seven (7) days in advance of the first
scheduled day of the event, any running model changes to any vehicle that would have
the effect of changing the TIF.
35. VEHICLE UPGRADES
35.1 A vehicle may be upgraded in year upon written application received at the Series office
at least seven (7) days prior to the first event in which the vehicle is to be entered.
35.2 Details of the proposed changes must be included in a Series Vehicle Classification
Request form, available from the Series office.
35.3 Upgrading of a vehicle will only be considered under the following conditions:
35.3.1 The vehicle model for which upgrading is being requested must be an eligible
vehicle with an existing TIF;
35.3.2 The vehicle being upgraded and the vehicle from which the upgrade components
are being sourced must be within the same series of manufacturer’s models and
basic vehicle platform;
35.3.3 It is the responsibility of the Competitor to assemble, and make available to the
Series office, the appropriate technical information from the manufacturer to
support the case for a vehicle upgrade;
35.3.4 No updating or backdating of vehicle components is allowed during an event;
35.3.5 It is the responsibility of the Competitor to ensure that the finished vehicle conforms
visually and mechanically to the upgraded model.
36. BRAKE UPGRADES
36.1 Applications to the Series office for amendment to the TIF for an upgraded vehicle braking system will be considered under the following conditions:
36.1.1 An application must include a detailed listing with part numbers of all components of
the braking system to be upgraded;
36.1.2 The upgraded vehicle components in an application must be specific to the Series
approved vehicle to which the application applies;
36.1.3 Upgrade components must be generally available to all Competitors.
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37. SPECIFICATION REFERENCE BOOKS
37.1 Initially and throughout the season, the Series will refer to the Series TIF, as well as other specification reference documents to determine eligibility of any given vehicle and or
component, including but not limited to: MVMA; Manufacturer’s official shop manual and
any amendments thereto; Official manufacturer’s specification and any amendments
37.2 Competitors are required to have in their possession, and available to Series Officials at all times, a legible English OEM shop manual, and any amendments thereto, for the year,
make and model of their vehicle as it is registered with the Series and the most recent
official TIF for their vehicle.
37.3 If the manufacturer does not make such books or manuals available to persons other than authorized dealers, the entrant is obliged to so notify the Series Technical Director, who will contact the manufacturer directly to obtain the information and or manuals.
38. VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY
38.1 There is an official TIF for all eligible vehicle available from the Series Technical Director.
38.2 All previous versions of the Series Regulations, including all 2000 Bulletins and vehicle
specifications are invalidated by these 2001 Series Regulations and are no longer
38.3 IF THESE VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY REGULATIONS, OR OFFICIAL TIF, DO NOT STATE THAT YOU CAN DO IT, YOU CANNOT.
39. ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS
39.1 Vehicles with convertible tops are not eligible except for those makes and models that are sold exclusively in North America as convertibles and are raced with an approved
removable hardtop bolted in place at all times during the event. An application for
acceptance of such vehicles in the Series must be submitted to the Series Office for
39.2 Unless provided by the manufacturer for all Competitors and approved by the Series
Technical Director, prototype vehicles and/or components are not eligible.
39.3 Save and except for modifications to a vehicle that may be deemed necessary by the
OEM such as in the case of a “Product Recall” or “Campaign Change,” and modifications
permitted by these Regulations, eligible vehicles must remain as described in these
Regulations and the most recent TIF.
39.4 Competitors must provide information for the TIF. Competitors not able to obtain the MVMA and/or MMVS for a vehicle, must submit a Vehicle Classification Request Form to the
Series office together with any supporting manufacturers documents, and a TIF will be
issued to confirm the eligibility specification.
39.5 Vehicles must bear the OEM serial numbers (VIN) in the OEM’s locations. Numbers must exactly match the specifications of the vehicle as described in the TIF.
39.6 Should a vehicle not have a VIN, the Competitor must; declare in writing why the vehicle does not have a VIN; provide an invoice for the vehicle (donor vehicle, body in white,
etc.); provide a recognized vehicle logbook, if the vehicle has previously been in
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39.7 Manufacturers may be required to provide specific vehicle parts to the Series for
inspection or evaluation at any time. Such parts may not be returned.
40. ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR TURBO & SUPERCHARGED VEHICLES
40.1 All turbocharged vehicles must use the complete production exhaust system excluding
catalytic converters and mufflers unless specifically exempted in the TIF.
40.2 All turbocharged vehicles must install an AN-4 male fitting in a location as specified by the Series Technical Director for the installation of a Series boost recorder gauge. It is at all
times the responsibility of the Competitor to ensure this fitting is operative for all track
sessions. Turbocharged vehicles may be monitored at any time.
40.3 No turbocharged vehicle may enter the track for an official Series practice, qualifying
session or race without a functioning Series boost recorder, or specific permission in
writing indicating otherwise from a Series official.
40.4 The onus is on the Competitor to ensure that a functioning Series boost recorder is
installed on the vehicle prior to entering the track for official Series practice, qualifying
session or race.
41. RACE VEHICLE WEIGHTS
41.1 The Series provides a TIF indicating the Series official vehicle weight for each eligible
41.2 Using the official scales and regardless of fluid levels in the vehicle, race vehicles must
weigh no less than the Series official vehicle weight as the vehicle comes off the track
after a qualifying or race session. The weight recorded by the Series on the official
scales must be no less than the Series official vehicle weight.
41.3 Vehicles weighing less than the Series official vehicle weight at any race event are
subject to exclusion and/or penalty at the discretion of the Series Chief Steward.
41.4 Where materials are modified or removed from the vehicle the Series official vehicle
weight is to be maintained in accordance these Series Regulations.
41.5 A Competitor may be required at any time to add ballast weight. The Series Technical
Director will direct the placement and mounting of approved ballast weight in the vehicle.
42. VEHICLE LOG BOOK
42.1 Entrants must submit any existing Vehicle Log book to a Technical Inspector at the first Series event of each year. All information will be transferred into a new Series Vehicle
Log book by a Technical Inspector upon completion of the required Technical Safety and
Eligibility inspection procedures prior to the vehicle’s first official on-track session.
42.2 A current Series Vehicle Log Book must be completed and presented to Series officials at Safety Inspection prior to each race event as well as at any time requested by a Series
Official during the event.
43. COMPETITION NUMBERS
43.1 Competition numbers must be clearly visible and legible.
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43.2 Competition numbers must be located on both sides of the vehicle and be a minimum of twelve (12”) inches high with a minimum stroke of two (2”) inches.
43.3 A number ten (10”) inches high with a minimum stroke of two (2”) inches must be placed on the front hood of the car and a number six (6”) inches high with a minimum stroke of one (1”) inch must be placed on the rear of the vehicle on a vertical surface.
43.4 In addition to the requirements above, for events run after daylight hours, all vehicles may be required to illuminate the door numbers in such a manner so that the competition
number is clearly visible from Timing and Scoring. The Series Chief Steward may require
that numbers and/or illumination devices be modified.
43.5 All race vehicle transporters and equipment, including pit carts, trolleys, 3-wheelers, tugs, etc. must be clearly marked with race vehicle number and Series identification.
44. ROLL CAGE CONSTRUCTION
The Series Chief Steward, on recommendation by the Series Technical Director, may approve a roll cage installation specified by another sanctioning body provided the installation is no less robust than that described herein. Roll cages extending through the firewall are not permitted, subject to special exceptions “grandfathered” by the Series Technical Director and approved by the Series Chief Steward on an exceptional basis.
44.1 General Description For Removable and Non-Removable Structures
44.1.1 Full width roll cages are required in all production-based Series vehicles. Roll cages
installed in production-based Series vehicles are for Competitor safety and must be
contained within the Competitor/passenger compartment with minimal cutting of
interior panels and may be bolted or welded in place.
44.1.2 Non-flammable roll cage protective padding in the competitor area where the
competitor or the competitor’s helmet could come in contact with the roll cage is
44.1.3 Roll cages and braces, particularly bolted in (removable) roll cages, must be very
carefully designed and constructed to be considered at least as strong as a
permanent installation. If one tube fits inside another tube to facilitate removal, the
telescoping removable portion must be at least eight-inches in length, fit tightly and
must bottom by design. At least two 3/8 in. (0.95 cm) diameter bolts must be used
to secure each such joint.
44.2 Tubing Material and Sizes
Minimum inch sizes and materials for front and main hoop tubes are as follows;
Vehicle Weight Material without competitorMild Steel Alloy Steel UP TO 1,500 lbs. 1.375 X .095 1.375 X .0801,500 - 2,500 lbs. 1.500 X .095 1.375 X .095
OVER 2,500 lbs. 1.500 X .120 1.500 X .095
or 1.750 X .095
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ERW tubing may be used in the following sizes only;
Vehicle Weight Mild Steel without competitor Minimum Size
UP TO 2,500 lbs. 1.500 X .120
OVER 2,500 lbs. 1.750 X .120
44.3 Main Roll Hoop
The main roll hoop (behind the Competitor) must extend the full width of the
Competitor/passenger compartment and must be as near the roof as is possible. It must
incorporate a diagonal lateral brace to prevent lateral distortion of the hoop.
44.4 Front Roll Hoop
44.4.1 The front or side hoops must follow the line of the front pillars to the top of the
windshield (as close to the roof as possible) then horizontally to the rear
attachment point to the main hoop.
44.4.2 These two hoops are to be connected together by a tube over the top of the
44.4.3 Alternatively, a front hoop following the line of the front pillars and connected by
horizontal bars to the main hoop on each side at the top.
44.5.1 The main roll hoop must have two braces extending to the rear attaching to the
frame or chassis.
44.5.2 Braces must be attached as near as possible to the top of the main hoop not more
than six inches (6”) below the top and at an included angle of at least 30 degrees.
44.6 Side Protection
44.6.1 Side protection is mandatory. Two (2) horizontal tubes extending to the outer door
skin bolted or welded to the front and rear main roll cage hoops on the Competitor’s
side as shown in Figure 1 is preferred. Diagonal or horizontal bracing, whichever is
most suitable for efficient ingress and egress, on the passenger side, as shown in
Figure 2 is optional.
44.6.2 As shown in Figure 3, a single horizontal tube joining the two front tubes from side
to side in the dash area, is permitted as long as the tube does not interfere with the
Competitor’s vision or operation of the vehicle.
44.6.3 The roll cage tubing must be attached by direct welding or bolting of attachment
plates to the chassis at no less than six points. Two of these chassis attachment
points can be at the rear suspension/strut towers.
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Figure 1 Figure 2
Figure 3 Figure 4
44.6.4 The Figure 4 tubing reinforcement plate must be a) welded; or b) bolted with a
minimum of three (3) bolts to a second steel reinforcement plate sandwiching the
chassis (see Figures 6 through 11).
Mounting Point Details: Shown in the Figures 6 through 11 are alternative acceptable
methods for bolting the roll cage tubing and reinforcement plates depending on the
configuration of the vehicle surface attachment location.
For generally flat chassis surfaces:
Fig . 7
For uneven chassis surfaces:
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44.6.5 All roll cage tube chassis attachment plates as shown in Figures 9, 10 and 11 must
be welded to the chassis or use a minimum bolt size of 3/8 in. diameter (9.5 mm)
with a minimum Grade 5 specification.
44.6.6 Mounting plates must not penetrate the firewall at any point.
44.6.7 The cage may additionally be bolted or welded to the existing upper front shoulder
harness mounting points.
44.6.8 Roll cage tubing must have one (1) easily accessible inspection hole of 3/16 in. (4.8
mm) diameter in a non-critical area of the structure to aid in verifying wall thickness.
44.7 Mounting Plates
44.7.1 The mounting plate attachments to the structure of the vehicle, see Figure 4, must
be not less than 3/16 in. (0.5 cm) thick and directly welded to the chassis or bolted
with a back-up plate of equal size and thickness on the opposite side of the panel
with the plates through-bolted together using a minimum of three bolts per mounting
plate. The plate must have an area of at least 20 in._ (51 cm_) and be no greater
than 30 in._ (76 cm_).
44.8 Seat Back Mounting
44.8.1 Seat backs must be securely mounted and fastened. In order to provide a secure
seat back fastener a section of tubing of equal diameter to the roll bar shall be
installed horizontally from the main hoop upright to the diagonal brace. This tube
should be no higher than shoulder height.
45. COMPETITORS PROTECTIVE WINDOW NET
45.1 All cars must be fitted with a window net of approved material on the driver’s door side.
The net must be securely mounted to the roll cage and/or the main structure of the vehicle
and not the door frame.
45.2 The driver’s side window must be removed and the window net in place at all times when the car is in motion on the race track or in pit lane during all practice, qualifying and racing sessions.
46. SAFETY PREPARATION
46.1 OEM seat belts must be removed and replaced with an approved Competitor restraint
46.2 Hubcaps, wheel trims, spare wheel and tire assemblies, jacks and tool kits must be
46.3 Vehicles with cruise control must have this system deactivated. All under-hood cruise
control components may be removed.
46.4 A master electrical circuit breaker stopping all electrical power must be mounted on the
outside cowl area and be clearly marked by a standard blue triangle/spark decal.
Alternate locations are in the opening for the radio aerial or on the roll cage by, and
accessible from, the driver’s side window.
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46.5 OEM hood, door and trunk latches must be installed and operational.
46.6 Two (2) hood pins must be added to retain the hood in case the OEM latch fails.
46.7 The minimum nominal hood pin diameter is 0.375 in.
46.8 There must be a transverse hole of at least 0.125 in. diameter accessible when the hood is closed.
46.9 Steering wheel locks must be disconnected.
46.10 Quick-Release steering wheel adapters may be permitted subject to the approval of the Series Technical Director on an individual basis and must be noted in the vehicle Log
46.11 Drive train protection: On front engine/rear wheel drive vehicles, a sturdy metal strap
must be mounted to the chassis to prevent the drive shaft from leaving the vehicle in the
event of a drive shaft coupling failure.
46.12 All air bags must be removed. All other air bag components may also be removed.
46.13 Window safety clips may be installed on windshields. Safety straps may be installed on backlights. In the case of rear hatch backlights, safety straps may not impede opening of
the hatch in any way.
46.14 All OEM brake lights including CHMSL are mandatory and must be functional and actuated only by application of the brake pedal. All brake lights must be clear taped.
46.15 Taillights must be operational. Lenses must be clear taped.
46.16 Windshield, side glass and back lights must remain OEM unless detailed in the TIF.
46.17 Tinted glass is not allowed.
46.18 Two (2) exterior rear view mirrors are required.
46.19 All components of the exhaust system must remain in place at all times when the vehicle is on the race track.
47.1 The Competitor is responsible to ensure that the entered race vehicle is safely prepared including the installation of a roll cage conforming to regulation 42.
47.2 Thereafter, and prior to every race event, the Competitor must safely prepare the vehicle for racing, including but not limited to a complete brake, suspension and road wheel
inspection for race worthiness.
47.3 Wheel crack checks and wheel lug nut torque are an essential part of such a safety
inspection and must be completed prior to Series Safety inspection.
47.4 The vehicle must pass safety technical inspection for both the vehicle and all Competitor’s equipment prior to entering the racetrack for official practice for the race event.
48. ON BOARD FIRE EXTINGUISHER
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48.1 Installation of a fixed, functional on board extinguisher system is required. The system
must be a minimum of 10 pounds capacity and have outlets in the driver’s compartment.
Hand held units may not be used.
48.2 The trigger must be marked with the letter “E” in a red circle visible from the outside of the car and be operated either by the driver or by someone outside the car.
49. PREPARATION STANDARDS
The following items are free providing any replacement items fit in the original vehicle mounting points and are dimensionally correct unless specifically deleted or modified in the TIF:
49.1 Steering wheels (except wood-rim); sway bars; springs; shock absorbers; suspension
bushings (no metal or spherical joints);
49.2 Automatic transmission internal parts; gaskets; camshaft gears;
49.3 Fasteners: Nuts, bolts and related fasteners, throughout the vehicle. Minimum thread
engagement must be no less than one-and-a-half (1 _) times the bolt diameter;
49.4 Engine oil and water, power steering, transmission and differential radiator;
49.5 Engine gaskets, bearings & piston rings;
49.6 All fluids, lubricants and oil, spark plugs, distributor cap, ignition rotor, ignition wires,
battery, electrical wire, fuel pressure regulators, fuel injectors, fuel pumps, oil, fuel and
air filter elements, including air cleaner assemblies (the engine inlet air pipe, air filter, air
filter housing assemblies), coolant hoses, coolant and oil thermostats, fan/accessory
49.7 Brake pads and rotors (no titanium, ceramic and carbon fiber materials);
49.8 Road wheels, except for dimensions that are required according to the TIF for the
49.9 Wiper blades.
50. UNIT BODY OR FRAME SEAM WELDING
50.1 Seam welding is permitted, provided no material is added.
51. JACKING SUPPORTS
51.1 Jacking supports are permitted. Four plates may be installed. Each plate may not exceed
thirty (30) in_. (76.2 cm_).
52. TOWING HOOKS/CABLES
52.1 All vehicles must be equipped with front and rear towing cables or plate hooks painted in “dayglow” yellow, red or orange.
52.2 Tow cables or plate tow hooks must be securely mounted as close to the center of the
vehicle as possible.
52.3 Cables must be constructed using a half-inch (1/2”) steel cable and secured with two (2) mechanical clamps. Plate hooks must be constructed of 1/8 in. steel.
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52.4 The cable/plate hooks must be readily visible from outside of the vehicle and provide at
least two (2) in. of free access for a recovery vehicle tow hook.
53. INTERIOR / EXTERIOR
53.1 Accessory gauges may be added provided the original units remain in place.
53.2 Low tire pressure warning systems may be installed.
53.3 Radios, equalizers and amplifiers may be removed provided that a plate is securely
installed to cover the hole left from removing the unit.
53.4 Inner fender liners may be removed.
53.5 Sun visors may be removed.
53.6 Interior headliners, passenger seats, carpets and under carpeting material, all interior trim panels, radio speakers, center consoles, front side door glass and regulators may be
removed. Inner door trim panels may be modified or removed, and if removed, may be
replaced by an aluminum panel or other suitable material and installed in a workmanlike
53.7 Rear window wiper mechanisms may be completely removed
53.8 The OEM interior rear view mirror may be replaced with aftermarket wide-angle type
53.9 External OEM radio antennas must be removed or if retractable, must be fully retracted.
54. LIGHTS AND GLASS
54.1 Two auxiliary driving lights may be added to the front of the vehicle at any time. They
must be clear taped.
54.2 Daytime running light systems may be disconnected.
54.3 Headlights may be removed with no other modification and replaced with a panel of the
same exterior contours and dimensions as OEM. In case of night time races, headlights
must be installed and operational. Cars with hideaway lights may remove lights and keep
the OEM covers.
54.4 Back up lights need not be operational.
55. SPECIAL ROOFS
55.1 Factory sunroofs are permitted on competition vehicles.
55.2 After-market sunroofs may be permitted at the discretion of the Series Technical Director.
55.3 Sheet metal or re-enforced fiberglass must be used to replace the glass and must be
secured in a workmanlike manner.
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55.4 Sunroof drive and/or slide mechanism may be removed.
55.5 T-Bar roof panels must be removed and replaced with metal of the same shape and
dimension as the original pieces.
55.6 Convertibles must have a hardtop bolted in place.
56.1 OEM engine speed limiting devices may be disconnected.
56.2 Changes to the OEM engine management computer control modules are permitted
provided that the standard production hardware is not changed or altered.
56.3 Vehicles equipped with air conditioning as standard equipment may remove the air
conditioning compressor, condenser, hoses and belts. Air conditioning auxiliary radiator
fan may be retained.
56.4 OEM pistons and rods may be machined/tooled for balancing purposes only. The lightest rod and piston must remain unaltered.
56.5 The OEM crankshaft, harmonic balancer and flywheel may be machined/tooled for
balancing purposes provided that each component weighs no less than the OEM
specification and is not modified in any other way.
56.6 Only OEM pistons are permitted. Only the first and second OEM oversize pistons are
56.7 Piston rings are free provided the replacement rings require no modifications to, or
machining of, the piston.
56.8 Protective screening may be added directly in front of the radiator and/or coolers. The
screening may serve no other purpose other than for protection.
56.9 Power steering must remain fully operational.
56.10 Engine oil Acu-sump system and valve are permitted.
56.11 Oil pan and pick-up only (not the pump) may be modified for oil control.
56.12 Aftermarket, blueprinted or adjustable length push-rods are allowed on all push-rod
engines, provided they are of the same material and configuration as the original.
57. RESTRICTOR PLATES
57.1 Restrictor plates for inlet or exhaust side may be required on any vehicle. Bore size and location will be as directed by the Series Technical Director.
57.2 INLET RESTRICTOR PLATE. The Series Technical Director, according to the required
application, will specify the bore size. The plate specification will be: thickness: 1/8 in. or
3.175 mm aluminum plate, bored hole sharp edge. It is not permitted to chamfer radius or
make the hole oval. Maximum tolerance plus or minus 0.005 in. or 0.127mm.
57.3 EXHAUST RESTRICTOR PLATE. The Series Technical Director, according to the required
application, will specify the bore size. The plate specification will be: thickness: 0.187 in.
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or 4.76 mm ferrous metal plate, bored hole sharp edge. It is not permitted to chamfer
radius or make the hole oval. Maximum tolerance plus or minus 0.005 in. or 0.127 mm.
58. EXHAUST SYSTEM
58.1 All catalytic converters must be removed and a test pipe of the same diameter as the
exhaust pipe must be installed.
58.2 For vehicles equipped with single exhaust outlet, the exhaust pipe must exit on the side of the vehicle opposite the fuel filler inlet.
58.3 Exhaust pipes must exit behind the Competitor and must extend to the outside edge of the bodywork.
58.4 The exhaust system on normally aspirated engines is free after the OEM exhaust manifold in all classes.
58.5 Turbocharged vehicles must use the complete OEM factory exhaust system less the
catalytic converters and mufflers. Exhaust must exit in the OEM original location.
58.6 A vehicle that loses any part of its exhaust system for any reason is subject to being
59. DRIVE LINE
59.1 Both manual and automatic transmissions are eligible.
59.2 Automatic transmission oil coolers are permitted.
59.3 Ratios may not be altered from the specifications as recorded on the TIF.
59.4 Limited-slip or posi-traction differentials are permitted. Breakaway torque is free.
59.5 AWD systems may be permanently disabled with the permission of the Series Technical
Director with such change listed on the TIF.
59.6 In vehicles equipped with manual transmissions, the OEM clutch may be replaced by a
commercially available aftermarket unit, provided the replacement clutch remains the same
size and can be installed with no modifications to the vehicle and must use the OEM
flywheel mounting holes.
59.7 Only OEM flywheels are permitted. Installation of a ballistic flywheel/transmission blanket is recommended for all dual mass flywheels.
60.1 Fluid or fan cooled brakes are not permitted.
60.2 Brake lines and hoses are free provided the standard internal diameter and routing are
maintained and the material is of equal or better quality than the original.
60.3 A Competitor compartment-adjustable brake-proportioning valve may be used.
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60.4 An on/off switch may be installed to disable anti-lock braking systems.
60.5 Brake disc grooving is permitted.
60.6 Cross-drilled brake rotors are permitted.
61. BRAKE DUCTING
61.1 Backing plates and/or dust shields are free.
61.2 Supplementary wheel fans are not permitted.
61.3 OEM parking and fog light openings may be used as air duct openings provided that no modifications are made to the external bodywork.
61.4 Air ducts under the front bumper are permitted so long as they do not protrude more than two (2”) in. below the bumper / fascia. Note: Minimum ride height will be calculated from the lowest part of the air ducts.
61.5 The maximum diameter of the brake ducting is either two (2) three (3”) in. ducts or one (1) six (6”) in. duct per wheel.
62.1 Shock absorbers, springs and strut assemblies are free, provided that no modifications are made to the original mounting points beyond what may be required to accommodate the fitting of camber adjusting plates.
62.2 Notwithstanding the foregoing, and excluding those specific angles of adjustment defined as camber and caster, the suspension geometry must remain identical to that as intended, designed and defined by the OEM. Aftermarket camber adjustment kits are permitted but must be entered on the TIF.
62.3 Front and rear anti-sway bars, including brackets, bushings, hardware and links are free, provided they are bolted in place using the OEM original mounting points and are not
adjustable from inside the vehicle.
62.4 Competitors with vehicles equipped with a weld-in type anti-sway bar must obtain
approval in writing from the Series Technical Director before attempting modification.
62.5 Variable or adjustable suspension mounting points are not permitted unless delivered as OEM equipment and specified on the TIF.
62.6 Any suspension bushing, sub-frame bushing, engine mount, transmission mount or
differential mount may be replaced with plastic derived material provided the dimensions
of the replacement bushing are identical to that of the OEM. Installation of such bushings
must be accomplished without modification to any other component.
62.7 No spherical suspension bearings are permitted on suspension mounting points except on shocks and sway bars, without permission from the Series Technical Director and
entered on the TIF.
62.8 A reinforcing bar running from side to side and attached at the top of the front or rear
strut or suspension towers is permitted. An additional bar attached at the top of each
front strut suspension tower and running to a suitably reinforced common attachment
point at the center of the firewall is permitted.
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63. WHEEL/TIRE ASSEMBLIES - TRACK DIMENSIONS
63.1 Wheel material and design is free given the following restrictions:
63.1.1 Wheel diameter must conform to the TIF for the appropriate vehicle.
63.1.2 No change to the original bodywork or suspension is permitted to accommodate a
wheel and tire assembly unless approved by the Series Technical Director and
entered in the TIF.
63.1.3 Maximum track must be within one (1”) in. (25.4mm) of original manufacturer’s
specifications unless listed in the appropriate TIF as a permitted variation.
63.1.4 No wheel tire combination is to extend beyond the original outer fender. Track is
measured from the center line of each wheel when the wheels are parallel to the
63.1.5 Wheel studs of a greater length or diameter than the stock may be fitted. The
maximum stud nut dimension across the flats must not exceed one (1”) in. The stud
or nut may not extend beyond the outboard plane of the wheel.
63.1.6 Minimum thread engagement must be no less than one-and-a-half (1 _) times the
63.1.7 The threads of the stud must remain visible at all times.
63.1.8 Wheel bolts may be replaced with wheel studs.
63.1.9 Wheel spacers must be mechanically attached to either the wheel or the hub. No
more than one spacer may be fitted per wheel.
63.2 Wheel centering cones are allowed.
64. MINIMUM RIDE HEIGHT
64.1 Ride Heights are subject to measurement at any time. Measurement is made without
Competitor in the car.
64.2 Minimum ground clearance at the front fascia is three-and-one-half (3 _”) in., including
under bumper air ducts.
65. RACE VEHICLE FUEL TANK
65.1 OEM fuel tanks may be used unmodified except that dry break adapters must be fitted.
65.2 OEM fuel tank unleaded restrictor plates must be removed from the fuel filler necks and
replaced with a dry break connection.
65.3 OEM fuel tanks may be replaced with a designated after-market fuel cell. A sealed firewall separation between the fuel cell and the driver compartment must be installed. All fuel cell installations must be approved by the Series Technical Director.
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65.4 Fuel capacity must not exceed that of the stock fuel tank or another approved capacity as listed in the TIF. Competitors will be required to demonstrate the capacity of the fuel cell to the Series Technical Director.
65.5 The fuel pump and lines must be located and mounted in an approved and safe manner.
65.6 Any fuel pump (external or internal to the fuel tank), fuel pickup or baffle may be used in any tank.
65.7 Fuel cell foam may be added to the fuel tank. It is permitted to fit an after-market access plate, gasket and nut-ring.
66. DRY-BREAK FUELING SYSTEM ADAPTATION
66.1 Dry break fueling system connections must be installed in all Series race vehicles.
66.2 When a dry break system is installed on an OEM standard vehicle fuel tank, the following additional components must be installed at the same time:
66.2.1 Two additional supports for the fuel tank are to be installed.
66.2.2 The supports can be either straps or cables, insulated with plastic to prevent
chafing of the tank.
66.2.3 The supports can be attached laterally or longitudinally. They must be tight to the
fuel tank and securely attached to the chassis.
66.2.4 All fuel lines may be upgraded to armored fuel lines specified for fuel use provided
they are of the same size diameter and length as the original fuel lines.
67. DRY-BREAK FUELING COMPONENTS
67.1 Dry-break fueling components are available from:
Fuel Safe Racing Cells
Aircraft Rubber Manufacturing Inc.
63257 NeIs Anderson Road
Bend, Oregon, 97701
Telephone: (541) 388-0203 Order Desk US only (800) 433-6524
Fax: (541) 388-0307
67.2 Fuel Safe components:
1. DBM125 Male Dry Brake
2. DBF125B Female Dry Brake
3. CH150-W Reinforced Refueling Hose 25-feet
4. ITV100 In tank #10 Check Valve
5. DV100 1” Discriminator Valve (Specify W/#10 AN Fitting)
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6. BVH1O Vent Hose – 8 feet
7. Fuel Cell Foam Kit 15 Gallon with 4 in. X 6 in. Ring
8. CH150 Filler Hose
9. MSJ05 Special Refueling Jug
10. RT60A-15 Refueling Tower
11. VF100-M Air Vent Filter 1 in. w/ 5/8” aluminum barb and hose clamp
67.3 Components from any other supplier must be approved by the Series Technical Director.
68. REFUELING EQUIPMENT
68.1 Fuel transfer to the race vehicle must use only a gravity feed overhead fueling rig.
68.2 The responsibility for meeting the requirements of the refueling system rest with the
Competitor at all times.
68.3 All containers for fuel storage or transfer to the vehicle may be inspected by a Series
Official. Such inspection does not relieve the responsibility of the Competitor to assure the
technical and mechanical integrity of the refueling system.
68.4 The refueling rig stand must be constructed of suitable strong materials and must have a neat and clean appearance. The stand must have a wide footing to prevent tipping over.
68.5 The refueling rig must be a stationary (no wheels or castors) overhead type with a
maximum overall height of two (2) meters (79 in.) and a maximum capacity of sixty (60)
68.6 The fuel container may be fabricated from steel or aluminum, or may be the bag or bladder type (such as manufactured by Fuel Safe or ATL).
68.7 Refueling rigs must be grounded either to the guardrail or with an approved metal stake driven into the ground. Competitors are responsible for providing the approved grounding materials.
68.8 No cooling or pressurizing of the refueling system is permitted. Placing weighted objects on top of the elevated fuel bladders is not permitted.
68.9 Fuel containers, unless of the bag type, must be vented to the atmosphere.
68.10 All fuel must pass from the overhead container through a single rubberized gasoline hose of a minimum length of six (6) feet and no more then one and a half (1 _”) in. ID and
through a Series standard dry break connector.
68.11 The complete refueling rig (including legs, fuel container, extensions, and deadman valve) must be set back from the back side of the pit lane guardrail or wall, a minimum of twenty four (24”) in.
68.12 The only components of the refueling system that may penetrate the vertical plane
twenty-four (24”) in. behind, and parallel to the back side of the pit lane guardrail or wall,
are: the refueling hose; the fuel filler nozzle; and the fuel stand horizontal base legs.
68.13 Other special refueling conditions may be applied at each event as is required for safety.
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68.14 Filling and refilling the overhead container must be accomplished by means of a transfer pump.