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.
SECTION 1 GENERAL COMPETITION
1.A TECHNICAL INSPECTION:
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.
1.L PARTICIPANT CONDUCT:
A FIRE EXTINGUISHER (4-lb. minimum), AND AN
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.
SECTION 2 CAR COMPETITION
2.A.1 VINTAGE ENGINES:
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
modifications 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..
SECTION 3 TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
3.Q FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS:
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.
SECTION 4 DEFINITIONS
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.
SECTION 5 CAR CLASSES
5.A.4 STEAM VEHICLE - /S
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
SECTION 7 MOTORCYCLE
7.B MOTORCYCLE TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
7.B.8 TIRE REQUIREMENTS:
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.
7.B.19 CHASSIS and STEERING:
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 CLASSIFICATION of DISPLACEMENTS, FRAMES, ENGINES, and ENGINE TYPES:
7.D.4 Frame Engine Classes Max Max No.
Class Available Displ. OfEngines
P P, PP, PB, PPB, PV,
Omega 3000 1
M All except P, PP, PB, 3000 1
PPB, PV, UG & UF
MPS All except P, PP, PB, 3000 1
PPB, PV, UG & UF
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
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.
7.F MODIFIED PRODUCTION – M, MPS
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.
7.G.3 NUMBER/CLASS IDENTIFICATION:
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.
7.G.11 PARTIAL STREAMLINING - SPECIAL
CONSTRUCTION - APS
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.