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2015 Rulebook CHANGES
Written by Jon Wennerberg   
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 18:17

Dan Warner sent this along for everyone to read.  Yes, it has been cleared with SCTA to post 'em here, so have at them.  Remember -- these are just the rules that have been changed -- to which you'll have to add the 2014 rulebook to get a complete set of the rules.


Thanks, Dan.  Happy Thanksgiving all.




Where applicable, vehicles may be inspected with body panels off and on to verify the driver can reach all levers,
switches, etc., with the body in place. VEHICLES
PRESENTED FOR INSPECTION SHALL BE IN RACE READY CONDITION, i.e. RACE TIRES, SEAT BELTS, PARACHUTES, FIRE BOTTLES, ETC. INSTALLED. It may be required that the vehicle be presented for inspection on the ground. LIMB RESTRAINT SYSTEMS EFFECTIVENESS SHALL BE DEMONSTRATED. All technical inspections shall be made with the primary driver and alternate driver(s)/riders intending to operate the vehicle in attendance unless the driver/rider has/have already been safety-checked as noted in the Logbook and previously operated the vehicle at a SCTA sanctioned race meet. Inspector to have discretion in the matter. All vehicle technical inspections will be based on existing class record or the next higher class where a record exists.


In all cases, and regardless of other conflicting information on the entry form, it shall be the computer codes that determine what class the vehicle is actually entered in.


OPERATIONAL CB RADIO (handheld CB radios do not qualify due to limited range and power), SHALL BE IN USE IN ALL PUSH/RECOVERY/SUPPORT VEHICLES. No race support vehicle shall leave the starting line without a working CB radio. CB radio microphones should be mounted so that the possibility of an
“open microphone” is lessened.




V4 (Vintage Four) class consists of any pre-1935 four-cylinder automotive production engine, up to 220 CID. Specialty heads are allowed.

V4F (Vintage Four Flathead) class consists of any pre-1935 originally designed flathead four-cylinder automotive production engine, up to 220 CID. The engine shall have been produced as a valve in block engine, the camshaft must remain in the same location as produced (in the block). Only flathead-type cylinder heads (valve in block) are allowed. No specialty OHV or OHC conversion cylinder heads are allowed.

The Vintage Four engine classes (V4/V4F) are allowed in Special Construction and Vintage Categories only.

For reasons of historical authenticity, vintage engine
and equipment used shall be restricted to older technology levels, so far as is practical. Accordingly, in classes XO, XF, XXF, XXO, V4 and V4F, using Vintage bodies:

1. Turbochargers are not permitted.

2. Computers (2.Q) are allowed for data collection purposes only.

3. Electronic fuel injection prohibited.

4. Any ignition system may be used and may employ a crank trigger magnetic pickup. Timing may be "pre-programmed" or "mapped" and apply a preset timing curve and rev limiter. However, the ignition system shall not be "interactive". That is, the ignition system shall not make "variable real time" engine management changes while running based on sender or sensor inputs. For example: Manifold pressure sensor, O2 sensor, knock sensor, wheel speed or gear change sensors, etc. Entrant is responsible for demonstrating compliance..



All cars and enclosed motorcycles shall have a minimum of one driver-controlled fire extinguishing system using a minimum of 5 lbs. of extinguishing agent designed and applied to function as driver protection. Approved agents include Halon 1301, Halon 1211, DuPont FE36, and certain AFFF systems including Cold Fire 302, ESS Foam, Firefox Gemfoam, Halotron or other Halon replacement certified by the manufacturer for use in a confined space. Dry chemical and CO2 may be used in the engine compartment only. The application and installation shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations for the size and shape of the driver’s compartment. The discharge rate should be designed to allow sufficient protection for the time it will take the car to stop from speed.



A device on the upper portion of the body for the purpose of spoiling lift. The spoiler shall be mounted in the rear
portion of the body behind the rear axle centerline. Two different Implementation Approaches can be used but not mixed together, see Figures 9 and 10. Should a competitor wish to use a different approach to a spoiler implementation, that approach must be submitted to the Technical Committee for review and consideration prior to the race event.

Implementation Approach One:

The spoiler must have a continuous surface no wider than the outside edge of the rear tires. The maximum chord measured on the top surface at the center of the car can be 10 inches. A 1-inch tab or hinge can be added to the leading edge of the spoiler for mounting purposes only. A spill plate on each side of the spoiler is allowed and they must be mounted parallel to each other vertically and horizontally. Additional intermediate plates are allowed along the spoiler between the end plates. Care should be taken that the bottom of end plates (if used) does not interfere with parachute operation. The intermediate plates may be no larger than the end plates. They can extend no further forward than the rear axle centerline. Spill plates are allowed to be no more than 8 inches above and below the forward-mounted position of the spoiler when the spoiler is parallel with the ground and extend no more than 2 inches past the end of the spoiler. Gurney flaps are allowed but cannot extend above or behind the spill plates. The design is allowed to fill in the horizontal gap between the leading edge of the spoiler and the body with a plate no farther forward than the centerline of the rear axle.



This class is for vehicles using steam power as the sole means of propulsion. The vehicle shall be wheel-driven. THE BODY CONFIGURATION IS UNLIMITED. The vehicle and driver shall meet all technical and safety regulations based on the speed of the existing record. The class will be based on vehicle weight less driver. The entrant shall provide a current weight certificate for classification

Class I Under 1099 lb. Less than 500 kg

Class II 1100-2200 lb. 500-1000 kg

Class III 2201 lb. and over Over 1000 kg




All motorcycle entries, including streamliners and sidecars, shall use tires with an appropriate speed rating. The required speed rating is governed by the record speed in the class entered. Tires rated H CANNOT be used beyond the speed rating. Any run in excess of 200 MPH requires that the contestant return to technical inspection area where the tires shall be examined for apparent deterioration or damage before further runs are permitted.


All motorcycle entries shall use handlebars for steering
control and be wheel-driven. All moving parts of the steering system shall
operate freely without excessive play. It is recommended that all steering system components be visually inspected on a frequent basis.


One-piece or two-piece 350 degrees (zipped together) all leather is required and the zipper must be sewn to the leather. Limited perforations and/or cloth or non-cloth panels are allowed in the armpit and at the back of the knee. No single panel can be larger than a total of 12 square inches each. Fairing (leather or cloth only) on the back of leathers is allowed in Partial Streamlined classes only.


Leather gloves that cover the entire hand and fingers with a minimum 2-inch gauntlet cuff and wrist enclosure are mandatory. Additional safety features such as knuckle, palm and/or finger protection with other engineered materials are acceptable.


7.D.4 Frame Engine Classes Max Max No.

Class Available Displ. OfEngines


Omega 3000 1

M All except P, PP, PB, 3000 1


MPS All except P, PP, PB, 3000 1


A All except P, PP, PB, 3001 & 4

PPB, PV, UG, UF & Ω above

APS All except P, PP, PB, 3001 & 4

PPB, PV, UG & UF above

S All except P, PP, PB, 3001 & 4

PPB & PV above

SC All except P, PP, PB, 3001 & 2

PPB, PV, UG & UF above

& Ω

SCS All except P, PP, PB, 3001 & 4

PPB & PV above

Classes defined and not restricted under items 7.D.1, 7.D.2, 7.D.3 and 7.D.4 are open for competition.


The Modified classes are intended for “modified” production models and not purpose-built racing bikes.

These classes include all On-Road, On-Off-Road and
Off- Road only models and limited production models (more than 50).

These classes do not include factory-produced Road Racing or any other specialized racing models UNLESS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.


If used, a separate number plate shall be located ahead of a vertical line thru the centerline of the rear axle and behind the rider.


If a streamlined seat/tail section is used, the seat/tail
section cannot extend further to the rear than 10 inches
beyond the rear edge of the rear tire. No part of the seat/tail section may be more than 40 inches above the ground with the rider seated. No part of the seat/tail section behind the rear axle may be closer than 4 inches from the ground, or over 40 inches from the ground with the rider

Front fender is optional, and if used shall comply with the following: front wheel and tire shall be visible from either side for a continuous 180 deg. of their circumference. The front of the fender may not extend lower than a horizontal line drawn through the front axle. The perimeter of the fender may not be further than 1.750 inches from the tire tread. The sides of the fender may fair in the fork tubes/sliders/tire, but must not be over 2 inches wider overall than these parts. No part of the seat/tail section behind the rear axle may be closer than 4 inches from the ground with the rider seated.


Telescopic fork, leading or trailing link or center hub or spindle steering/suspension system may be used. Only the front wheel may be used for steering. All systems shall incorporate a steering damper. Cable steering is not
permitted. Torsion cable steering systems such as used on a Ford Pinto are not allowed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 18:24
Click here for live audio from Wilmington, Ohio
Written by Jon Wennerberg   
Friday, 26 September 2014 22:51

Click this link to hear the live audio stream from the ECTA event in Wilmington, Ohio during the weekend of 27 & 28 September 2014

Impound Insights -- El Mirage November 2014
Written by Jon Wennerberg   
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 23:32

Impound Insights - November 8/9, 2014                            Dan Warner

The last meet of the season has been put to bed with great fanfare. The weather cooperated with minimal winds on Saturday and Sunday and pleasant temps both days. A high entry count, approaching 180 I am told, made for a super show. We ran three rounds on Sunday ending just before the permit cutoff time.
As usually happens the November meet saw a spike in the El Mirage 200 MPH Club roster. First up is Ted Olson who drove the Steinegger & Eshenbaugh lakester. The car ran in the F/FL class using 1/2 of a Chrysler Hemi. Big load of nitro pushed Ted through the lights at 213 MPH. Martin Menne scored a ride in The Kraut Bros. C/BGRMR and took advantage of the opportunity to set a new class record of 212.06. Long time salt and dry lakes runner Les Leggitt debuted his new '53 Studebaker in the B/BCFAlt class. Brandon Leggitt has the driving chores and while stepping up in the license program was able to lay down a 231 record. Donnie Hicks and his Zoom Zoom Racing F/BGL upped last month's record to a 200.9 earning him a new club hat. While Donnie was in route home to Orangevale, CA on Sunday Joe Cardoso took the Tracer Racing entry and ran in the same F/BGL class. Joe bumped the record way up to 208. I wonder if Donnie knows? Finally, our long time President, Jon Meyer, is relocating to the Mid West in a few weeks. The club wishes Jon and Julie all the best in the future. The club held their annual BBQ and party at the SCTA building on the lakebed. The party was well attended and I am sure more than one of us had a difficult time answering the rooster call on Sunday. A fitting send off for Jon and Julie, thanks for your service Jon.
In addition to the five records mentioned there are another 13 new certified car records and six bike records.
Starting by entry number we have #7, the Aardema Braun Sheriton V4/BGRMR driven by Cal Rothe. Cal did a fine job setting the new class record to 165.2 MPH. Derek McLeish was once again in the hot seat of the McLeish Bracket Racing H/BFMS. The much chopped Triumph TR6 coupe ran to a 177.9 record. I call that close enough to 178 for bragging rights. Bill Lattin set a record on Saturday but, the one that counted was Sunday's pass. Bill turned everyone's head with an amazing 182 run in the XXF/FCC class using the White Lighting Austin coupe running under the Lattin & Stevens banner. Don Ferguson III, known as D3, drove the Ferguson Macmillan Honda powered F/BGS to a new record of 269+ MPH. This could have been the run to win the championship. We will have to wait until the results are compiled. The well used Cohn Jucewic Monza ran in the F/CGC class this meet. Driver Bob Jucewic also builds the engines and his 181 ci wonder set the record to 165.1 MPH. Keith Black and his Black Racing team of family members and friends had a season of wins and firsts in the A/GS class. Two records at this meet, Saturday's record was superseded on Sunday with a 223.3+. As mentioned above Martin Menne drove the Kraut Bros. car on Saturday to a club membership. Not to be outdone, car owner Willie Boelcke took the wheel and beat Martin's record by .276 to place his mark in the upcoming 2015 rule book. Ed Fenn ends his season with a C/FL record using an engine built by the infamous Bob Brissette. Ed's new record in the Brissette & Fenn entry stands at 240.7 MPH. Big Tim Boyle brought his Dodge Ram truck down to So Cal from Colorado for the weekend. Tim goes home with a 169.3 record in the B/DT class. The H/BStR class had the current record holder, L.T.D. Sights Racing with Robert Sights up resetting their own record to 153.7.  Robert is the beloved gentleman known as 'Prozac" from the salt. Chet Thomas closes out his year with the final record in the AA/StR class. His Ford powered, John Beck built entry finishes as top[ of class at 211.7 MPH. Previously mentioned John Beck drove the Vintage Hot Rod entered C/AIR roadster to a final record of 175+ MPH. John is contention for the points championship. He told me that he would like to see a compressed air roadster(C/AIR) on the cover of the rule book. Eric Eyres and father Russ turned up in impound after a not planned absence. The Eyres and Son roadster has been close to record speeds at each meet and got one this time in the E/BFR class. Eric took 'er down track a class setting 212.5 MPH. White Goose Bar Racing set their second record in a row with Tom Hanley driving. Once again in the G/MMP class, Tom added 6 MPH to last month's record ending up with a fine 130.7 speed. The last certified record for this event is the Notabusa entry. This little Subaru is powered by a Kawasaki engine. Driven this month by J. R. Foley the team gained a 123 record for their efforts.
The bike side came by with six new records: Dave Iversen rode his Dave Iversen Knuckle to a 1000-APS-VG record of 137.5 MPH. Alp Sungurtekin rode his Alp Racing and Design entry to his third record of the season. This event Alp was in the 650-APS-VG class with a speed of 130.7 MPH. Scott Mattern rode the McLeish Brothers team entry to a 125-APS-BF class record of 124.8 MPH. Cathy Butler and her Van Butler Racing entry has returned to the record lists. This month Cathy rode in the 650-A-G class with a record speed of 176.6 MPH. The Pflum Wagner Racing team seems to set a record each meet. This time rider Jeannie Pflum set two records. Sunday's final record in the 1000-A-F class was 198.7 MPH. I am pulling for a 200 speed in 2015. Ralph Hudson rode his 1000-APS-BF Suzuki to set the only bike record in excess of 200 this meet. Ralph twisted the throttle to record a 235.8 MPH record.
There are still two car and one bike record to be certified before the final 2014 record list is finalized. We allow teams up to 30 days following a meet to have the engine measured if they desire. Records are held in pending status until the process is completed.
The 2014 season had ups and downs but I think it all turns out well in the end. Mark you calendars for 2015. The first meet scheduled for the May 16/17 weekend.

Speed Week / World Finals CANCELLED
Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

RAIN, RAIN, RAIN. !!!!!!!!!!!!

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