This formula is NON-CONTACT and is for lightly-modified saloon and hatchback front wheel drive cars up to 2000cc in standard trim. Cars should have a professional appearance. Cars with tatty, dented or battered body panels will not be allowed to race.
There will be an automatic minimum three month ban which will be issued for threatening behaviour, and a minimum twelve months which will be issued for physical violence offences. Repeat offences will result in harsher penalties. This applies to drivers and team members in all formulae.
1. CARS – Right-hand drive steel bodied saloons or hatchbacks. All panels must be of original design and not shortened or lowered. Engines must be ‘as manufactured’ and no more than 2000cc but no 16-valve, twin cams or turbo-charged cars allowed. Both rear and front-wheel drive are allowed but bulkheads must remain intact. Single point fuel injection is now allowed in this class. For the 2016 season we are going to trial 16v engines limited to 1.6 these engines must remain standard from manufacturer you are able to run
any choice of carburetor you wish to and a stand alone ingiton system there are only certain engines that will be allowed the engines that are NOT ALLOWED are Rover, Honda and Ford Zetec SE engines but if you are unsure please get in contact and some one will be able to advise after the season has ended we will review the situation and make a decision on if we are to carry on allowing them.
2. FRONT BUMPERS/FRONT WINGS – Steel bumpers are permitted. Race tech fronts are permitted and plastic bumpers are allowed support framework but it must be 40mmx40mm box section, 3mm thick, behind the front bumper. Box section may enter the chassis but must terminate within 15cm of entering. All wings must remain as standard, ie no folding up. Flared arches and sills can be added.
3. THE RACING – All drivers must be aged 16 years old or over.
4. SILENCER/EXHAUST – All cars must be silenced.
5. SCREENS,WINDOW NETS AND MIRRORS – All glass must be removed but an interior mirror and a driver’s side door mirror must be fitted and a drivers side window net is also compulsory.
6. STOP LIGHTS – Two brake lights must be fitted.
7. BRAKES – All brakes must be operational.
8. WHEELS AND TYRES – Road legal 13, 14 and 15 inch wheels are permitted with either UK remould tyres or UK budget tyres. No road rally competition tyres, and no full rally competition tyres allowed (e.g. Avon, Michelin and Continental). All tyres must be for road use in the UK market and reinforced side wall tyres are not allowed
9. BATTERIES AND ELECTRICAL – MUST be securely clamped in place and covered with acid proof material. They must be fitted at least 6” from the fuel tank and an electrical cut off switch MUST be mounted on the rear nearside corner of the car.
10. RADIATORS – Water cooling systems can be modified in anyway and for this class are now allowed to be situated anywhere. However, if radiators are placed in the rear of the car then a shield must be in place to protect the pursuing cars from hot water.
11. DRIVER’S SEAT AND BELTS – A competition type seat with a head restraint must be fitted. The seat should be bolted or welded to the floor and adjustable runners should also be bolted or welded.
A minimum of 2 ” wide safety belts (1.75″ sub-strap) are mandatory. This must be a full four-point buckle release harness (including NASCAR type) with sub-strap and must be fitted and bolted to the floor and/or roll cage. Shoulder belts with a sternum protection latch are highly recommended. The suv-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 elastticated 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, of roll cage material specification, is to be fitted to roll cage behind drivers seat, approximately 4″ below shoulder height of driver and seat belts may be fixed to it.
12. ROLL CAGES – No alloy roll cages or part cages are allowed. The minimum steel roll cage protection 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. In addition a centre bar must be welded into place between front and rear loop above the driver, running down centre of car. The inner door skin needs to be removed to put the bars in, the two on the driver’s side must be fitted into the door, you may also fit a bar on the cill.
The lower bar on the driver’s side (if horizontal) should be a minimum of 3″ above the sill. The roll cage hoop feet must be on four welded 23cm square plate, minimum of 3mm thick, or a piece of 38x38mm 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 an approved RACMSA cage is used. The cage must not protrude through the bulk head 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 the cage must be steel. The minimum thickness of the roll cage is 1.25″ OD 10 swg (3mm) tube, 1.5″OD 12 swg (2.5mm) tube, 1.5″ x 1.5″ 10 swg (3mm) box iron.
13. CRASH HELMETS – Helmets must fit the driver correctly and meet one of the following standards: BS6658 Type A/FR, FIA 8860-2004, Snell SA2005/M2005/M2010, SFI Foundation 31.1A or 31.2A, European ECE 22-05 or Japanese JIS T8133:2000 & JIS 8133:2007. Shatterproof goggles/visors must be worn although tinted visors are not recommended.
14. FIRE PROTECTION – A 1kg dry powder fire extinguisher must be fitted to the interior of the car and all drivers must wear fireproof overalls.
15. SEAT BELTS – A minimum of four-point harness must be fitted. All points to be securely fitted to the anchorage points either on the floor or on the roll cage.
16. MEETINGS – Drivers and cars should be in the pits at least one hour prior to the advertised start time of the meeting for signing-on and scrutineering.
17. ROOF COLOURS AND NUMBERS – The whole of the car roof must be painted in the the correct colour (Star Grade = Red roof, A Grade = Blue roof, B Grade = Yellow roof, C Grade = White roof). Numbers must appear in black on a white background and on both sides of the car with a minimum height of 12” in 2” brush strokes. Roof fins must be used and the minimum size of the fin is 9″ wide and 12″ tall. Fin numbers must be black on a white background.
18. FUEL TANKS – Must be metal and fitted to the rear of the driver and at least 6″ from the battery. All fuel lines can be metal or rubber which conforms to British Standards. Lines must be securely fitted to the floor and there must be a fuel shut off tap within easy reach of the driver (down the centre of the car).
19. FITNESS – Any driver who has suffered an injury may not be allowed to continue racing in a meeting.
20. LINCOLNSHIRE CUP QUALIFICATION – Drivers must have raced in at least five rounds to qualify for the final.