| 1. Organising Committee
All references to “standard” within these rules means “standard” on the 1st January 2001. Any subsequent changes to car specifications by the manufacturer are not allowed unless authorised by the Committee.
2. Rule changes
| Viking Standard Technical Specifications
3. VIKING Modification RULES for Standard Class (Box Standard)
Anything not specified is therefore not permitted.
Screws: A yellow card penalty will be applied to any car shedding a screw on to the track, or found to have a chassis screw missing during race heats or during scrutineering after the heats have completed will receive yellow card penalties with possible disqualification.
Note 1: There will be no penalty for simply having a missing screw if the screw boss is broken AND the screw hole is secured with blu-tac or tape.
Note 2: The car must be road-worthy. As an example, if the chassis only has one screw at the front and one screw at the rear and one of these screw bosses is broken and causes the chassis to hang down then the car can’t be raced. Wrapping duct-tape tape around the car is not allowed. Opt for a replacement car from your pit-box or use a Club car.
3.1.13 Allowable damage. In general, a car must start the race with all its main parts, (wings, driver, etc) firmly secured to the car in the manner it was intended. However, it is reasonable to allow a car to race if the car originally arrived at the track with all parts intact but due to racing accidents a part is not able to be secured back on to the car. For instance, if a wing breaks off the car, the car can continue racing in the current series (for that month). It is not expected that the car owner should have to purchase another chassis or body simply to make the car complete.
3.2.1 Eligible motor performance specification:
126.96.36.199 Motor rpm:
VIKING CHAMPIONSHIP series (Main races)
188.8.131.52 Motor downforce:
VIKING CHAMPIONSHIP series (Main races)
The magnetic down force created by the chassis magnets and/or motors magnets is the difference between the (non-magnetic) weight of the car against the weight of the car as measured on the ‘Magnet Master’ scales. Any motor exceeding the allowed magnetic downforce will not be eligible for VIKING CUP (Support races) or the VIKING CHAMPIONSHIP (Main series) classes.
Motors of a higher magnetic downforce or rpm performance may be eligible for the Viking ‘SUPER’ classes.
3.2.2 Viking Replacement Motor List.
3.2.3 Motor wrappers must remain on the motor can. Any attempt to remove or replace a wrapper, or suspicion of, will result in disqualification.
3.4.2 Either brass or plastic pinions may be fitted.
3.4.3 It is not allowable to deform the car body to keep rear or front wheel hubs inside the profile of the car body.
If you have any doubt about the spec of your car or its eligibility for a particular class then ask the committee at your earliest convenience.
7:30pm: Scrutineering will also take place on the grid (at random) pre race start.
4.1 Scrutineers may make any checks they wish at any time and their decisions will be final.
|5. Racing Rules
5.1 All starts will be live (power on) from the start line. Dead starts (no power) may be used in the event of equipment failure.
5.20 ‘Rolling-start procedure’
a/ Cars ‘grid up’ halfway round the track on a temporary grid below the main Start Gantry. The white lane car is placed a short distance (approx. 500mm) in front of the rest of the grid.
b/ A normal Start Light sequence is initiated and the ‘rolling start’ sequence is active.
c/ After the Start Lights go out, the white lane car is to proceed at a STEADY ‘half-speed’ pace around the circuit until the final straight approaching the main Start Line Gantry.
d/ All other cars MUST NOT pass the ‘pole sitter’ white lane car at any time before the main Start Line Gantry is passed..
e/ All other cars ARE under normal club racing conditions. This rolling half-lap is a normal racing lap for all cars except the white lane car.
f/ When the white lane car exits the bend on to the final straight approaching the main Start Line Gantry, the driver must and immediately go to maximum throttle and continue at full throttle until the Start Line and Gantry is passed.
g/ Once the white lane car has passed the main Start Line & Gantry normal racing procedures prevail for all cars.
h/ Penalties: a minimum of a 5 second penalty will be applied for the following:
|6. Ungentlemanly Conduct
The following actions set the standard required in order to ensure that racing is fair for all and is in the true spirit of the original friendly nature of the competition
6.1.2 Abusing Marshals
6.1.3 Car crashes –
This means that if a car (A) drives in to another car (B) that has deslotted and whether or not (B) is still in motion or has come to a standstill and that the offending car (A) continues on unabated then car (A) will have broken rules covered by Ungentlemanly Behaviour section. The immediate penalty is a yellow card.
There is only one choice that the driver of car (A) can make to avoid a yellow card penalty and that is to STOP! Whether you are in front or behind the incident you MUST wait for the deslotted car (B) to be removed from your lane. So, if you crash in to a deslotted car because you didn’t see it (for whatever reason) and your car is able to proceed then doing so will incur a yellow card penalty AND an immediate 5 second on-track penalty applied to car (A) by the Race Controller. Alternatively, the Race Controller may choose to consider an incident and apply a penalty post-race if necessary.
6.1.4 Deliberate crashing of cars:
6.1.5 Failing to allow lapping cars to pass etc.
6.1.6 Failing, repeatedly, to race at a competitive speed appropriate to that drivers experience and car performance.
6.1.7 Any driver who receives 2 yellow cards will automatically be excluded from the remainder of the competition and may receive further penalties subject to a decision by the Committee.
8.7 Any member of the committee who is directly involved in a dispute with his own car loses all rights to settle a dispute. This dispute must be settled by the remaining committee members.