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Barford Raceway 2017 Proposed HOT ROD specifications 

This formula is NON-CONTACT and cars should be prepared with a professional racing appearance.  This standard is required to be kept up throughout the drivers racing season.  Cars with tatty, dented and badly battered panels will not be passed by the scrutineer.  (Metal panels only may be used the exception being front and rear bumpers).

VIOLATIONS

When referring to the engine, gearbox, differential, mechanical or construction, rules and 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 in any way the standard Parts.

Unless these rules state you can do it, you CANNOT DO IT.

Cars, Engines and Fuel will be checked on a random basis.

Violations will result in an immediate suspension of all racing facilities and any refusal will also result in an immediate suspension.

All car and engine specifications will be taken from either the manufacturers technical specification books or the technical service data books for cars, as published by Glass’s Guide Service Limited.  If there are any discrepancies occurring between books, the promotion will exercise its judgment, which will be final in any dispute. 

N.B. Drivers are reminded that scrutineer checks can be carried out at any time, and most certainly at official championships.  If parts are suspected of being illegal make sure you leave them with the promotion if you do not agree.  If you refuse it will automatically make the parts illegal.  It is the responsibility of the driver to prove to the promotion that the part is legal by the way of written proof of where the part originated.  This must be done within seven days, otherwise the part(s) in question will be deemed to be illegal and will result in immediate suspension from racing and referral for disciplinary action.

1.  CARS

Any Saloon or hatch back type car of steel monologue construction, of which the overall length and width of the unmodified car does not exceed 13ft 7in by 5ft 6in.Cars may be front or rear engine and front or rear wheel drive but may not be converted between front wheel drive and rear wheel drive. Four wheel drive is NOT permitted.

All cars up to 2000cc will race under the same banner.  The only cars eligible for use are those set out within these specifications and they must be raced with mechanical and constructional specifications as produced when new with the original engine capacity not exceeding 2000cc 8v. All constructional rules will be the same for all cars up to 2000cc 8v.  Any fuel injected cars will have to use carburetor and manifold within their range.

2.  ENGINES

Any engine up to 2000cc 8v maybe used, any 16v engine up to 1400cc may also be used, engines must be as produced by the manufacturer, two valves per cylinder. Engine mountings to remain standard, with the exception of Front Wheel Drive cars where the top engine mounting (by valve cover) may be solid. 

Cylinder Block.... Nominal overboring to a maximum of 0.090" is permitted.  Skimming of the block on the head gasket surface only is permitted.  No other modifications to the block are permitted. 

Cylinder Head.     The skimming of the cylinder head on the head gasket surface only is permitted.  Cylinder heads must remain standard and un worked. A 3-angle cut, is permitted but there must be no machining or fettling either side of the valve seat.  The valve length must remain within standard manufacturers tolerances (i.e the length as supplied to the industry, not a minimum service length). Eg. Vauxhall 104.25mm-105.35mm, Inlet Valve diameter 33mm and exhaust valve diameter 29mm.  Valve springs are free.  The following must not be machined, repositioned or modified in any way: valve caps, collets, valve guides, spring seats and valve stem oil seals, with the exception of Corsa/Nova lash caps which may be of competition type.  Solid lifters may be fitted.  Hydraulic lifters may be welded or modified to be solid and shimmed. 

                            If the oil feed to the cylinder head becomes miss-aligned when head is surfaced it may be re-aligned.

i)                    Head bolts may be shortened or washers may be used.

ii)                  Bronze valve guides are NOT permitted unless fitted as standard, but it is permitted to use a thin wall bronze sleeve in existing guide.

iii)                Inlet and exhaust valve seats may be lowered, (i.e. moved away from pistons) but the valve head must sit level with or below the combustion chamber roof.

 

Pistons................ Manufacturers pistons or original replacement pistons must be used and must not be altered in any way other than for balancing as specified below.

Camshaft............. The camshaft may be changed to that of a competition type but no other parts may be altered to accept the camshaft other than those permitted within these rules.  The only exception to this is for the Vauxhall Nova/Corsa engine where the cambox to cylinder head surface of the cam box may be surfaced (level).  Offset dowels, drilling or pinning is permitted.  Vernier timing wheel is permitted.

Inlet & Exhaust

Manifolds............ Manifolds to be of standard type, to that of the engine fitted, unless otherwise specified.   Exhausts with a hot spot may be blanked off.  Water circulation holes may be blanked off. 

Distributor........... Must be the standard type.  The mechanical and vacuum advance may be altered.  The vacuum advance may also be removed.  No electronic ignition is permitted unless fitted as standard.  No interchange between models is permitted.  The BOSCH distributor is allowed on Ford Kent, and BOBCAT engine.  Rev limiters are allowed. 

Balancing........... Balancing is permitted by spot machining only.  Spot machining means either hand grind, drill or machine.  When balancing pistons and con rods, at least one of each must be as original.  The flywheel and clutch assembly may be balanced. 

Con Rods............ Any big end bolts may be used, but con rods must not be machined to accommodate them.

Sump.................. Standard sumps must be used and can be baffled.  Pick-up pipes can be modified within the confines of the sump.  No outside alterations are permitted.

3.  TRANSMISSION

The gearbox, gearbox mountings and final drive must remain standard, but gears and ratios from the same manufacturer may be interchanged and the gearbox and final drive may be interchanged within manufacturer's range.  The differential assembly may be locked by way of welding.  All of the above exceptions must be achieved without machining or modification of the standard parts. 

Driveshafts.......... Must be the original fitted to make and model and must remain standard.  The fitting of spacers is not permitted.  Drive shafts from automatic versions are not permitted.

Propshafts........... May be modified or interchanged from manufacturers range.

4.  WHEELS

Wheels of any type may be fitted to the car and may be widened to a maximum of 8" by inserting a steel band, no wider types permitted.  Manufactured steel wheels may be used e.g. Weller.  Maximum wheel diameter is 15".  Alloy wheels are permitted.  No wheel spacers allowed, whether welded to the wheel or not, unless fitted as standard.  The top of the wheel and tyre must be covered by the wheel arch.  For users of the Citroen AX-1360cc–the 3 stud wheel fixing may be changed to 4 stud using Peugeot components or any other manufacturers standard hubs.  Wheel studs are free.

5.  TYRES

Tyres are free, any tyre may be used, Racing slicks are allowed with a maximum with of eight inches. Standard roads tyres may be used, (No knobbly or studded tyres) may be used. In order to minimize race damage scrutineers will reject tyres considered to be unsuitable for conditions. Gaters on tyres are not allowed.  Additional tread pattern may be cut into tyres.

6.  FRONT SUSPENSION

·         To be fitted as original.  Chassis pick-up points must remain in their original location.  Bolts are free.

·         Negative/Positive camber or caster on front wheels only is permitted. This may be achieved by modification of original standard parts only. Maximum camber adjustment 8 degrees.

·         Bottom arms may be extended and adjustable, locating holes on suspension components and top abutment plates may be elongated.

·         Caster adjustment is permitted and may be achieved by modification of the original standard anti-roll bar / locating rods and bushes and may be adjustable.  A tolerance of + or - 2" (50mm) on nearside, 1” (25mm) on offside from original wheelbase will be permitted

·         No competition joints or bushes are permitted.

Suspension

·         A Strut reinforcement bar may be fitted to the front top mounting and may be secured by means of a separate bracket.

·         A front strut brace may be fitted and may be triangular in shape – it must be bolted to the bulkhead only and not to the roll cage.

·         Cars fitted with torsion bar suspension may use any rate of torsion bars but their profile must remain as manufactured. 

Shock Absorbers - Front

·         Up rated version of the original dampers may be used and may be strengthened but must not be adjustable. The lower abutment plate must remain in its original position and the unit must mount as the original and to the original mountings and must not be modified to achieve camber, with the exception of locating holes.

Unless stated above, no metal may be added to suspension parts.

7.  REAR SUSPENSION

Rear axle locating rods must remain standard length and bushes as original.  For vehicles fitted with a rear beam axle, any repairs carried out to the rear axle beam should be done by simply resetting the beam with hydraulic equipment, always within the manufacturers tolerances.

Springs

· Can be altered to affect ride height by shortening of coils.  Coils springs must retain the original overall diameter, also may be retained by either wiring, tie wraps or clips.  See 6. Suspension for Torsion Bar Suspension

Shock Absorbers – Rear

No competition shock absorbers are allowed on the rear.

8.  STEERING

The use of quick release steering wheel mechanisms is permitted.  Steering rack arms may be modified i.e. the nearside arm may be lengthened and the offside arm may be shortened.  The steering rack must occupy its original position, but the steering column height may be adjusted to suit the driver.  It is recommended that the upper retaining bracket of the column be strengthened on some cars for safety.

9.  BRAKES

To be as original and to work on all wheels.  Handbrake is compulsory.  No biased braking.  No modification to brake compensator(s).  No hydraulic handbrakes except where standard.  No competition parts with the exception of competition pads may be used.  Brake components from the same manufacturer’s range may be used, but must be done without modification of standard parts and may not be from a larger cc vehicle e.g. no parts from a 1600cc may be used.  For front wheel drive cars fitted with load dependent brake pressure regulating valves, the valve must not be modified, but the connection from the suspension to the valve may be adapted or removed, and the regulator lever arm secured in any position.

10. BODYWORK

To remain as production with removal of inner door panels and the inner rear quarter panels from the waistline down being permitted.  Removal of structural stiffeners is not permitted, with the exception of boot and bonnet.  Wheel arches may be cut away to accept a wider rim.  If the body is cut then 2" wheel spats of mild steel must be fitted.  Seam welding is not permitted anywhere on the car with the exception of the doors.  Tack welding is allowed - this is defined as being 2" weld with a 6" gap before next weld.

No strengthening may be added, but on cars where suspension mountings or subframe locate on a weak part of the body suitable strengthening may be added.  All doors must be fixed when racing.  No spoilers or aerofoils except where fitted as standard to the make and model of the car.  Mild steel panels only may be used, door skirts may be fitted but these must tie into the lower edge of the wheel arch and must not be deeper than 2”(50mm).  The width of the skirts must not be wider than the wheel arch.  A single 2" diameter inspection hole must be included in bumpers on the driver’s side.  Holes are permitted in side skirts but must be equal on both sidesSide skirts may have holes.  Gusseting of the near side front and off side rear wheel arch is compulsory.  Gusseting is permitted between the centre line of the front and rear axles, where the side skirt joins the wheel arches.  Cars fitted with integral rear panel and bumper may substitute them for a metal panel of original shape and size.

Any replacement panels must be of the original gauge with a single 2" diameter hole drilled for inspection.  Front panels must not exceed 1.2mm (0.048) or 18 gauge.  Holes are permitted in the front panel between the headlamp apertures for cooling purposes only.  Where two sections are used to form a front panel, the overlap must not exceed ½".  Repairs to front wings and flitch panels must be carried out with material of original thickness, not 18 SWG.  Where front panels are non-original of 18 SWG, only the front section may be of that material; the "wrap-around" section to join it up to the wings and the inner flitches etc. must all be constructed with the original thickness of material which is usually 22 or 24 SWG.  Where front panels are non-original, the shape reproduced must be the original silhouette of the car when the original bumper is removed.  Front panels must not incorporate a front bumper in the shape produced.  Likewise the flitches must follow approximately the original contour, not folded with angles to provide strength.  Where bonnet slam panels are replaced, lightweight tube or box (2” x 1” or 1” x 1” with 1mm or 1.5mm wall) must be used.  Cross ties must be 16- 18 gauge, 1mm wall box section.  Panels must not be doubled.  Where headlamp apertures are filled, they must not have more than a 1” overlap.

Additional gussets must not be added to provide strength to chassis legs etc.  Existing apertures, (headlamps etc.) may not be strengthened by any means other than you may pop-rivet a maximum of 18 SWG alloy plate as a blanking cover.  NO STAINLESS STEEL OR FOAM FILLED PANELS ARE PERMITTED.  EXTRA HOLES OTHER THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE ARE NOT PERMITTED.

The rear window aperture of a Vauxhall Tigra (which is viewed from the side elevation only) may be filled with metal or Fibreglass.

Where replacement panels are unobtainable, similar panels from other makes of vehicle may be used.

11.  BUMPER & GRILLES

A rear bumper may remain on the car occupying its original position.  Cars may replace this with a panel as set out under bodywork rule 10.  For STEEL bumpers, there must be one 2” (50mm) inspection hole on the drivers side.  Grilles must be original or plastic replacements and must remain in their original position.  Fibreglass grilles are allowed and may include headlamp aperatures.

12.  ROLL CAGES

No Alloy roll cage or part cages are allowed. The minimum steel roll cage protecttion you must have is one front hoop, one rear hoop, one rear hoop cross bar at shoulder height to mount seat support or a seat brace hoop as a seat support, two roof connecting bars, one dash cross bar, two N/S chicken bars and two O/S chicken bars. The lower bar on the driver’s side (if horizontal) should be a minimum of 3” (76mm) above the sill. The roll cage hoop feet must be on four welded 23cm square plate 3mm (min.) thick, or a piece of 38 x 38 mm box section, 2.5mm minimum thickness, connecting front and rear hoop feet welded to sill or floor. This bar will not be classed as a chicken bar. All joints must

be welded over 90% of the joint unless as approved RACMSA cage is used. The cage must not protrude through the bulkhead with the following exception. It is permitted to support both turrets from the roll cage with the maximum material and gauge as the roll cage, but the shock absorber must not connect to it. Rear cage bars must terminate at least 4" from the rear panel. All bars connected to t

he cage must be steel. The minimum thickness of the roll cage are 1¼" OD 10swg (3mm) tube 1½" OD 12swg (2.5mm) tube 1½" x 1½" 10swg (3mm) box iron.

13.  SEATS

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.

14.  SCREENS

All glass must be removed.  Front screen must have a central bar of 19mm x19mm or ¾” x ¾” SHS welded in place. An interior mirror must be fitted.  A drivers door mirror must be fitted, mounted in such a position that it does not project further out than the body. (Must not be able to get knocked off whist in racing traffic)

15.  BATTERIES & ELECTRICAL

Batteries must be securely clamped in place and covered with a leak proof material to prevent spillage of acid.  They may be fitted under bonnet, in passenger footwell or behind the driver, but the floor cannot be cut to accommodate them.  They must be fitted at least 6” from the fuel tank.  An electrical cut/off switch must be fitted to the R/N/S corner of the car.  If the car is fitted with an electrical fuel pump, a switch must also be within easy reach of the driver.                                 Self-starter motors must be fitted and in working order at all times.  The use of a rev counter is permitted.  A 24 volt starter system is permitted.

16.  STOP LIGHTS

Either two stop/brake lights or one single stop/brake strip-light must be fitted onto the rear parcel shelf or hung from the roof.  If two lights, they must be a minimum of 30 inches (762 mm) apart facing rearward.  Lamp(s) must be operated by the standard stop light switch as fitted to the particular model of car.  No other switches or modifications to switches to be made.  Bulbs to be of 21 watt intensity.

·         For round type lamps: minimum diameter 3" (76mm), maximum diameter 5" (127mm).

·         For square/rectangular type lamps: minimum 3" (76mm) square, maximum 5" (127mm) square.

·         For strip type lamps 16” (406mm) maximum width.

17.  FUEL TANKS

Fuel tanks must be metal or FIA approved with a maximum capacity of 4 gallons or less are permitted.  These must be fitted rear of the driver but in front of the rear axle centre line, and must be at least 6” from the battery,  i.e. they are no longer allowed to be fitted in the boot area.   They MUST NOT BE FITTED BELOW THE CHASSIS RAILS of the car, and the floor must not be cut in any way to accept the tank.  All tank filler caps must be of a secure leak proof metal or screw fitting.  Petrol pipes must be of metal or metal covered and have a shut off tap within easy reach of the driver.  All tanks must be fitted with a breather system which prevents spillage if a car is inverted.  All petrol pick up pipes must draw though a stand pipe from the top of the fuel tank.  Four 2" holes must be drilled at the lowest point under tanks to allow spilled petrol to drain.  A firewall between fuel tank including filler cap/pump and driver must be fitted.  Fuel regulators may be used. 

18.  FUEL

All cars must use fuel that is freely available from a least 200 roadside service stations in the UK. These fuels will conform to either to a British Standard, either BSEN228 (premium unleaded) or BS7800 (supper unleaded). The only additive permitted is Millers CVL (lead replacement). The maximum treatment rate is 1 bottle (250ml) to 20 litres of fuel. Millers CVL Turbo (octane booster) is not permitted. Regular fuel testing will be carried out with the test for manganese having an upper limit of 100mgms per litre (100ppm).

19.  SILENCER/EXHAUST

Any exhaust system passing through the drivers cockpit must be fully covered with metal shield. Silencers are required at Barford Raceway. NO SILENCER NO RACE! Drivers visiting other tracks must ensure that the car meets the noise limit of 95 Dba.

20.  RADIATORS

Radiators are free but must occupy their original position. A heater matrix may be used as a secondary radiator but must be fitted under the bonnet.

21.  ROOF COLOURS

When notified of their grading, drivers will paint at least 90% of the roof to their appropriate grading colour, White, Yellow, Blue or Red.  Race car numbers can be painted on the top of the roof, but will not be used as a excuse to have the incorrect roof grading.  Silver strip denotes top points scorer. 

Following in line with other tracks, the final winner will go up a grade after 5 days from the final winning date.

22.  NUMBERS

Numbers must be displayed on both sides of the car in contrasting colours with a minimum of 12" high in 2" strokes.  Regulation fin numbers must be Black 9" high in 1½" strokes minimum.  The fin plate must be white fitted on or above the roof line but be no higher than 12" in total from the roof.  All numbers must be of professional appearance and can be painted on the roof itself in addition to the fin plate.

23. ARRIVAL AT MEETINGS

All drivers are required to be available for vehicle scrutineering at the track at least ONE HOUR before the advertised start time. Late arrivals will not be allowed to compete in the first race. All drivers are required to sign in after scrutineering but before racing.

24.  TRANSPONDERS

From 2018, transponders are mandatory and should be working at all times.  They should be fitted 1.8 metres back from the front most position of the car.  A hole of at least 6” (150mm) is required in the floor, with the transponder fitted vertically, just below the hole.  In the event of a dispute with the transponder result, the Steward of the meeting will make the final decision.  Any driver found to have fitted the transponder further forward that the required 1.8 metres will be excluded from the meeting.

25.  SIGN WRITING

The drivers name must appear plainly on the sun visor.  Only other writing confined to sponsors or mechanics names which must have the approval of the promotion at all times.

26.  WEIGHT

Warning : Cars can be weighed at any time before, during or after a meeting, without driver.  They must always achieve the minimum weight; the adding of fuel or any other liquids is not allowed to achieve this minimum weight.   The minimum car weight for rear wheel drive cars is 650Kg and front wheel drive cars is 700Kg.  The use of ballast to achieve this weight must be steel plate bolted to the floor.  This internal plating must be of equal proportions on both sides and front to rear of the car both in construction and gauge.  I.E. If a 10Kg weight is fitted in the front offside footwell, a 10kg weight must also be fitted in the nearside footwell.  Bolts of the same size and material must be used to fit the plates, and the bolts must be welded.

27.  SAFETY EQUIPMENT

·         Plastic or Polycarbonate helmets (i.e. British, European or Snell) of any type are not permitted. 

·         Helmets must be of a minimum standard as directed by British Oval Racing Safety Executive (B.O.R.S.E).  These are BS6658/85 Type A, BS6658 Type A/FR, FIA8860-2004, Snell SA2000, Snell SA2005, SFI Foundation 31.1, SFI Foundation 31.2 or E2205 European Standard.  It is important that the helmet fits the driver correctly.  Shatterproof goggles/visors must be worn although tinted visors are not advisable.

·         Neck braces are recommended.

·         Fireproof balaclavas are MANDATORY and must be marked appropriately.

·         Fire retardant gloves are MANDATORY and must be marked appropriately.

·         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.

·    Drivers must wear bright coloured racing overall type clothing of flame retardant Proban or a high specification material and this must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition in view of the public.  N.B. If wet weather clothing is used this must be worn IN ADDITION TO and NOT INSTEAD OF the regulation flame retardant overall type of clothing described above.

·         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 power or gas, which must be within easy reach of the driver and mechanics at all times, especially when refueling.

28.  GENERAL RULES OF RACING

Each driver is only permitted one car per meeting and each car is only permitted one driver per meeting.

Please note that all of the above rules are subject to change in respect of Health & Safety requirements.

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2016 Rear Wheel Drive SIERRAS

SPECIFICATIONS, RULES AND REGULATIONS

PLEASE READ FIRST

To qualify for this formula you must have had a minimum of 10 years racing experience, this formula is not open to everyone, you MUST apply for a license BEFORE you build a car.

FORMULA RULES

This is a NON CONTACT banger formula.

 

1. CARS

Only right hand drive Ford Sierra (hatchbacks, saloon or estate cars) are permitted. Only one driver per car and one car per driver is permitted at each meeting.

 

2. ENGINE

You may use ANY FORD engine.

a) Camshafts are free.

b) No Oil coolers

c) No turbos, no fuel injection, no forced induction of any kind.

 

3. RADIATORS

Radiators MUST remain in the original place, NO steams tanks.

 

4. EXHAUST SYSTEM

Exhaust systems are free, but MUST be fitted with at least one exhaust silencer.

 

5. CARBURETTOR & INLET MANIFOLD

Any downdraft Weber carburettor may be used. A secondary fixing on the fuel inlet feed line is required. Any ford inlet manifold may be used, although they may be fabricated for the Zetec / Durotec engine.

 

6. GEARBOX & DIFFERENTIALS

Must be standard to the range and fitted by the manufacturer with the exception that the P100/Ford Cortina gearbox may be fitted into the Sierra. All gearboxes must have a conventional type bell housing and the gear change must require a clutch and must be operated by a lever arm. No competition type gearboxes allowed. Differential ratios are free and may be locked by welding only. No limited slip differentials, no Cosworth, XR4 or 4 x 4 parts to be used. No torque biasing assemblies. Axle and diff must remain the same concept as original. Prop shafts are free. Gear sticks are free. The differential must not be moved in any way from its original position.

 

7. FRONT SUSPENSION

It is permissible to alter the camber of the front wheels by re-drilling the front cross member only. The caster angle can be altered by shimming the anti-roll bar. The car can be lowered by cutting or heating the exiting springs. The use of competition springs, shock absorbers or adjustable spring platforms is forbidden.

 

8. REAR SUSPENSION

No modifications are permitted except for lowering by cutting or heating the exiting springs.

 

9. STEERING

The Steering rack must occupy it original position, & manual racks can replace PAS systems. Quick racks can also be used. The steering rack arms may be modified: Nearside rack arm may be lengthened, the Offside may be shortened. The steering column height may be adjusted & reinforced at the top bracket. A quick release steering wheel may be used.

 

10. WHEELS AND TYRES

Any steel or alloy wheel can be used to a maximum of 7”. Wheel studs are free. No wheel spacers allowed, whether welded to the wheel or not, unless fitted as standard. Tyre sizes can only be 13", 14" & 15". A controlled tyre will be introduced (details to follow). Tyre gaiters are not permitted. No alteration can be made to the original tread pattern by tyre cutting. No competition tyres of any description.

 

11. BRAKES

To be original and to work on all wheels. Handbrake is compulsory. No biased braking. No ABS, no 4 x 4 or Cosworth parts allowed. Brake pipes may be allowed to pass through the car. The use of competition brake pads is permitted.

 

12. BODYWORK

Must remain standard, the inner panel strengtheners must not be removed. Drivers door bars are allowed (optional). Door may be welded.

 

13. ROLL CAGES

You must fit a single "hoop" roll bar in support of the door pillars, securely bolted to the roof and floor with a minimum size M12 bolt and suitable washers.

You a must have a minimum of four bolts in the top and four in the bottom, with a maximum of eight in the bottom on each side

The maximum size of the base plate is 12” (300mm) x 9” (230mm)

Roll cages may be adjustable (height and width), however the use of screw adjusters i.e. acrow style, are not permitted.

The roll cage must be fitted upright or dog-legged, but not leaning back or forward.

The hoop must be one piece, or two uprights and one top bar of a welded construction This top bar should be as shown at the top of the uprights.

A second cross bar is compulsory, a third is optional; these must be welded or bolted to the uprights.

THE ROLL BAR MUST NOT HAVE ANY REAR SUPPORTS but may have extensions no further forward than the B post (see diagram) (this applies to both sides of the car). If used, it is highly recommended that this is bolted through the B post. You may bolt the roll bar through both sides of the car.

The minimum size steel for the roll bar is 40mm x 40mm RHS or tube equivalent, up to a maximum size of 4” (100mm)x 4” (100mm) ) RHS or tube equivalent. A minimum wall thickness of 3mm is required.

Crossbars must have a 5" (125mm) square end plate fitted. This must be a minimum of 6mm thick.

You must tie the seat at shoulder level to the roll cage or B pillar. This must be done through the seat frame and not the headrest; you may fit the 2nd cross bar in support of the seat just below the window aperture or weld a frame on the cage to support the seat at the top.

 

14. SCREEN

All glass must be removed. Front screen must have a central bar of 19mm x19mm or ¾” x ¾” SHS welded in place (Optional).

 

15. BATTERIES & ELECTRICAL

May be brought inside the car, but the floor must not be cut to accommodate the battery. They must be firmly fixed and covered with a material which will not rot due to acid contamination. Contact between the safety harness and batteries must not be possible. Batteries must be a minimum of 6” (152mm) from fuel tank. An electrical cut off switch must be fitted to the drivers rear quarter of the car.

 

16. NUMBERS

The driver's racing number must appear on the doors of the car. They should be preferably in large American style numbers on a contrasting background. The bigger the better. All sign writing must have a professional appearance. Un-painted and un-tidy cars will not be allowed to race.

Scrutineers will instruct drivers to change their numbers if lap scorers find it difficult to read them.

Regulation fin numbers must be Black 9" high in 1½" strokes minimum. The fin plate must be black numbers with a white background with the bottom fitted on or above the roof gutter but be no higher than 12" in total from the roof. All numbers must be of professional appearance and can be painted on the roof itself in addition to the fin plate.

If you win a race at a meeting; you will start the remaining races from the rear of your grid.

 

17. FUEL SYSTEM

Fuel tanks must be metal with a maximum capacity of 2 gallons or less are permitted. These must be fitted rear of the driver but in front of the rear axle centre line, i.e. they are no longer allowed to be fitted in the boot area. They MUST NOT BE FITTED BELOW THE CHASSIS RAILS of the car, and the floor must not be cut in any way to accept the tank. All tank filler caps must be of a secure leak proof metal or screw fitting. Petrol pipes must be of metal or metal covered and have a shut off tap within easy reach of the driver. All tanks must be fitted with a breather system which prevents spillage if a car is inverted. The fuel tank must be a minimum of 6” (152mm) from the battery. All petrol pick up pipes must draw though a stand pipe from the top of the fuel tank. Four 2" holes must be drilled at the lowest point under tanks to allow spilled petrol to drain. A firewall between fuel tank including filler cap/pump and driver must be fitted. Fuel regulators may be used.

 

18. FUEL

Roadside fuel only is permitted.

 

19. SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Helmets must be of a minimum standard as directed by British Oval Racing Safety Executive (B.O.R.S.E). These are FIA8860-2004, Snell SA2005, Snell SA2010, SFI Foundation 31.1A, SFI Foundation 31.2A. The E2205 European standard helmet may be used in Fibreglass, Carbon or Tri-Composite form only i.e. NO POLYCARBONATE helmets are allowed. It is important that the helmet fits the driver correctly. Shatterproof goggles/visors must be worn although tinted visors are not advisable. Your helmet must display the current ORCi (ORC10) sticker.

Neck braces are recommended.

Fireproof balaclavas are MANDATORY and must be marked appropriately.

Fire retardant gloves are MANDATORY and must be marked appropriately. Drivers must wear bright coloured racing overall type clothing of flame retardant Proban or a high specification material and this must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition in view of the public. N.B. If wet weather clothing is used this must be worn IN ADDITION TO and NOT INSTEAD OF the regulation flame retardant overall type of clothing described above.

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.

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Banger Rods Specifications

 

Introduction

North East Oval Motorsports (Barford Raceway) Banger Rods are intended to be a training ground for new drivers although experienced drivers are very welcome to join.  The Banger rods will run the first three laps of each race with NO CONTACT allowed.  At the end of the three laps the UNION JACK will be shown and then LIGHT contact will be permitted with drivers allowed to spin other cars towards the centre green.

It is stressed that is a limited contact formula and drivers who engage in deliberate wrecking tactics will not be permitted to continue in the Banger Rods.  If you want to race in a full contact formula then the other Banger formula (National Bangers) run by the North East Stock Car Promotions is for you.

Specifications

  1. Any saloon car upto 1800cc.  Front or rear wheel drive.  No Mondeos, Granada’s, Volvo's, Steller’s. No Minis, Metros or fiestas. Vectra sub frames MUST NOT be welded to the chassis, they MUST remain standard.
  2. No 16 valve engines.  Only two valves per cylinders.
  3. Injection engine are permitted but a Fuel cut off & electric cut off MUST be fitted.
  4. Minimum 4 point safety harness.
  5. Good seat with fitted head restraint.
  6. Fire extinguisher 1kg (2.lbs) dry power or CO2 gas with a level indicator dial.
  7. Fuel shut off tap within easy reach of the driver.  Good condition metal fuel pipe is compulsory. 
  8. Fuel tank with fuel outlet from top of tank with a secure screw on metal cap with a breath pipe which is inverted would prevent spillage.  Petrol tanks should be fitted in the strongest part of the car as close to the roll cage as possible. 
  9. Battery isolator switch must be used, NO bare wires.
  10. A crash helmet which should be to a minimum specification of BS6658 Type A or Snell SA-5.  M85.  Goggles or visor must be used at all times to protect driver’s eyes. 
  11. A pair of fire retardant brightly colored overalls. 
  12. Single (centre) point inspection maybe used.  Full inspection is not permitted if an electric fuel pump is used it must be wired to the battery isolator switch. 

The Racing

  1. Banger Rods are an enthusiast’s formula rather than an all out contact formula which would generally attract a spectator following as well as being more expensive for the driver.
  2. All drivers must be aged 16 or over. 
  3. There must be NO contact for the first three laps of each race at which time the union jack will be shown by the start marshal and drivers will be able to use LIGHT contact as necessary to pass another vehicle.
  4. Drivers who have never raced before will be able to begin Banger Rods in the novice class.  Novices should paint a large black cross on a white background on the rear of there cars. 
  5. Any of the following driving infringements will result in a suspension or a complete ban from the Banger Rods. 

Note

1ST             Infringement – WARNING

2nd Infringement – 1 MONTH SUSPENSION

3rd   Infringement – 3 MONTH SUSPENSION

  1. All drivers currently registered with N.E.S.C.P (North East Stock Car Promotion) or any other promotion will be eligible to race in this formula.

 Preparation

1.   Remove all exterior mouldings, headlamps, door handles, and bumper over riders and exterior mirrors.

  1. Plastic bumpers must be removed.  They may be replaced by a similar sized steel bumper from another car (e.g. MK2 Escort) to the front only.  Replacement bumpers must be bolted not welded.  NO home made bumpers. 
  2. Although 1 bar box 40ml x 40ml is allowed but must be welded or bolted from inside to inside of front chassis legs.  Not Outside with no gussets.
  3. Remove all glass, interior trim, head linings, floor coverings, and passenger seats.
  4. It is recommended that all obsolete wiring be removed. 
  5. Remove old fuel tank.
  6. You should NOT FILL IN head lamp or rear lamp apertures
  7. Dash boards must be removed
  8. Window winder spines must be removed from the driver’s door. 

Drivers – One car Per Meeting

Each driver is only permitted one car per meeting and each car is only permitted one driver per meeting.

Body Work –

The front wings may be trimmed below the front bumper level but no folding.  All doors must either be spot welded, bolted or chained.  At least one bolt through pillars is recommended.

Door Plate

Driver’s door plate should overlap the driver’s door front and repair pillars by a minimum of 3”.  To be made of maximum ½” thick steel plate (NO shuttering of tubes).  Minimum 9” wide maximum 12” wide.  It must be fitted to the car with a minimum of  4x3/4” bolts with large washers on the side or 6 x 12” bolts with large washers. 

WHEELS AND TYRES

TYRES are restricted to maximum size of 195 width by 60 profile (No knobbly or studded tyres) may be used. In order to minimize race damage scrutineers will reject tyres considered to be unsuitable for conditions.

Paint work

Drivers may not paint their cars in team colors or similarly to other cars.  Bright colors recommended and a good overall appearance is required.  Cars may be neatly sigh written but no childish scrawls or silly remarks please.  Name and numbers on both sides of the car.   No unpainted cars. 

Engines

  1. Air filter may be removed
  2. Everything must remain as manufactured
  3. No distributor guards
  4. a minimum of one exhaust silencer must be fitted at all times
  5. Carb or single point injection allowed, no full injection

Gearbox/Axle

  1. Gearbox must be as manufactured
  2. Axle and ratio must be as manufactured

Important Notice

When referring to all engine/car construction specification the principle will always be unless specific permission is made within these rules nothing may be altered or changed in any way to the standard parts, and therefore if it doesn’t say you can, you CANNOT DO IT. 

Armouring

No steel work can be added to the car, IE no box section bumpers (front or rear), original plate thickness must be used for any repair work.

Bonnets

May be removable but must be securely fixed and must have four bolts3/8” think.  The maximum exposed height above the surface for all bolts to be 1”.  No added metal to the bolts allowed.

Seatbelts

A full safety harness must be fitted and must be anchored on at least three separate anchored points.

Brakes

Must remain as manufactured and working on all four wheels

1.      Any standard road wheel

2.      All four wheels must be of the same diameter

3.      No competition tyres.  No Yokohama’s, no Avon’s

Battery

Must be securely fixed and fitted to the inside the car – on, under or behind the roll bar, not in the footwell.  They can not be left under the bonnet.  They must be covered with a rot proof material.

Radiators

You may use a bulkhead steam tank, that must go no further forward that the center of the strut or wheel. This must be bolted in not straped.
Radiators are free, but may be removed from original positions

The bulkhead may not be cut to allow for any fans.

Fin Plate

Fin plates are compulsory and must be bolted to the roof of the car using two bolts and must have numbers of a minimum of 10” high, 2” brush strokes, black on white background.

Drivers Seat

A seat with a head restraint must be fitted. The seat must be securely mounted at shoulder height o the cross bar or to the roll over bar and bolted securely to the floor.  No racing seats allowed.

Roller Bars

Must be one complete frame.  No scaffolding poles/clamps.  All frames must be welded, two uprights with cross bar welded.  Uprights must have 4” plates welded to the base to stop pushing them through floor. 

At least one, maximum two, cross bars must be used to reach to the doors or pillars and must have 4” plates welded to both ends to stop them punching through doors.

Track Signals

Red flag/green light                   = Stop racing

Yellow flags/ yellow lights         = Slow down to no more than 15 mph so that any object on track can be easily avoided.  You must not over take the car I front.  Be prepared to stop. Do not break the line in any way until green or red flag/lights are shown. 

Green flag/Green lights              =All clear to race

Union Jack                               =Light contact between cars is now permitted.

Black flag                                 =Leave track disqualified

Black/White Chequered flag     =Race winner