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K-fab
09-16-2007, 10:10 AM
This section will be where we store our main sources of information.

We'll pull the info/regulations/rules and such from the posts that follow this one and start assembling our Stadium Lites Rules with said info.

THE RULES BELOW ARE NOT WHAT WE WILL BE RUNNING BY.
THEY ARE IDEAS TO BASE OUR NEW RULES ON.

K-fab
09-16-2007, 10:10 AM
Midwest Off Road Lites 2003 Rule Book

GENERAL SAFETY RULES

GS-1. HELMETS:
A Snell Memorial Foundation 1990 or newer approved helmet is required. If you have any questions check with the Technical Committee. Required: are "D" rings on straps. It is recommended that the following medical information be included: Name, Blood Type, Allergies and pertinent medical history. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Not Allowed: * * *
1. * D. O. T. rated only * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2. * Snaps on straps * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
3. * Velcro strap connection * *
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GS-2. * PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
A. A driving suit that effectively covers the body from the neck to the ankles and wrists, manufactured of fire resistant material, is required for enduro, heat race and obstacle. It is recommended that Nomex type underwear be used. Drivers shall not wear nylon underwear. * * * *
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B. * Gloves are recommended and made of leather and/or other fire resistant material containing no holes. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Shoes and socks made of fire resistant or low flammable materials ( i.e., nomex, nomex lined, 100% wool or cotton socks and all leather shoes ) should be used. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

D. * Drivers and Co-Drivers of open cars SHALL wear goggles or face shields made of impact resistant materials. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

It is highly recommended that entrants with removable dentures remove dentures prior to competing in off-road events. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-3. *RESTRAINT SYSTEMS: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
All occupants in all vehicles SHALL utilize a five (5), six (6) or seven (7) point restraint system meeting the following specifications: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

A. * A five (5) point system is recommended for use in those vehicles where the Driver and Co-Driver are seated in an up-right position. It consists of a 3 inch lap belt and a 2 inch anti-submarine (crotch) strap. The shoulder straps MUST be 3 * * * * * * * inches. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

B. * A six (6) or seven (7) point system is recommended for use in those vehicles where the Driver and Co-Driver are seated in a semi-reclining position. It consists of a 3 inch lap belt, 3 inch shoulder harness and two or three leg anti-submarine straps. * * * * * * *

All straps shall be nylon or dacron polyester and in new or perfect condition with no cuts or frayed layers, chemical stains or excessive dirt. The buckles MUST be of the metal-to-metal quick release type. The shoulder harness SHALL be the two-strap over-the-shoulder type. There must be a single release common to the lap belt, shoulder harness and anti-submarine belt(s). * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Restraint systems must be replaced every four (4) years. *Re-webbing is the suggested method of replacement. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-4. *INSTALLATION OF RESTRAINT SYSTEM: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Shoulder harnesses should be mounted behind the Driver. The recommended mounting point is approximately 4 inches below the top of the shoulder. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Lap belts should be kept at a minimum of at least 2 1/2 inches forward of the seat and backrest intersection. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

All belts must be mounted directly to a main structure member with the strength of at least 1 1/2 X .090 tubing with gussets. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

All adjustment buckles should be kept a minimum distance of 1 1/2 inches from the seat to prevent accidental loosening or chafing. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

No surplus safety harnesses are allowed. Mounting hardware must utilize 5/16 inches hardened bolts with 1 1/2 inch diameter washers attached through the body or frame using lock nut or cotter key. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Bolt-in end fittings require that a plate of at least 1/4 inch be welded to the frame at an angle that allows for direct pull of the strap. Eyebolts should be mounted to the frame. All bolts and nuts are to be lock-nutted or safety wired and the snaps must be cotter keyed. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES are bolts to be inserted through the webbing. * *

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GS-5. *ROLL CAGES AND ROLL BARS: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

A. * These specifications are MANDATORY and represent the MINIMUM requirements. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

B. * All vehicles in competition must be equipped with a roll cage. *Roll cage structures on vehicle whose weight is less than 1000 pounds are to be a minimum of 1 1/4 inch O. D. by .090 wall cold rolled steel tubing. (Threaded pipe, pipe fittings, lap weld pipe, square tubing, magnesium or aluminum is not permitted in any construction of roll cages or roll bars.) Low carbon (mild) steel tubing is recommended. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

All roll cage construction must be securely mounted, braced and gusseted. Gussets must be 1/8" *thick by 3" diagonally *across. All welds must be gusseted. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

All bars must be adequately supported within 6" of the top of the bar, or cross-braced to prevent forward or lateral collapse of the roll bar or roll cage. No method of attachment to the main frame shall be other than (a) bolting with a minimum of 2 1/2" aircraft type bolts at any location of attachment or (b) welded as an integral portion of the main frame. NO muffler clamps may be used to attach the roll cage or roll bar to the main frame. Flush grinding of welds is not permitted.

The top of the roll cage/roll bar MUST be a minimum of 3" above the top of the Driver/co-Driver`s helmet when occupants are sitting in their normal sitting positions. It is MANDATORY that any portion of the roll cage or bracing which may be contacted by the occupant`s helmet(s) or body(s) shall be covered with energy-absorbing material to a minimum thickness of 1". The energy-absorbing material MUST be covered with duct tape or other similar slow to burn material. *
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ROLL CAGE DESIGN: All roll cages must be constructed with at least one front hoop, one rear hoop, two interconnecting top bars, two rear down braces and one diagonal brace and necessary gussets. EXCEPTION: Single seat buggies are not required to have diagonal brace. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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GS-6. *FIRE SUPPRESSION EQUIPMENT: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
It is required that all vehicles in all classes be equipped with a Dry Chemical type or a Halon 1301 system of the following minimum capacities: ( No Halon 1211 systems allowed.) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Dry Chemical: 2 1/2 pounds of 1-A:5-B:C Underwriters Laboratory Rating or better. The extinguisher MUST be within EASY reach of the Driver/Co-Driver. The bottle MUST have an all metal, quick release mounting bracket and all metal parts, except the fuel gauge face. * * * *
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Halon 1301: *(Flame-Out, Phoenix, Simpson, Flame-X) Five pounds is the minimum size allowed. The system SHALL NOT have more than four nozzles. The line to all the bottles shall not exceed 7 feet. The location of the bottle, release cable and nozzles should be installed as per manufacturer specifications. If the vehicle has a Halon 1301 system, a dry chemical system is not required, but is recommended. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-7. *NETS: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Nets shall cover the complete open area of both sides and top of all vehicles. The nets must be fastened every 6 to 8 inches around the outside of the net. Vehicles with wing glasses that open fully must cover the area surrounding the wing glass. * * * * * * *

The net border or edge and tie downs shall be made of material that is stronger than the netting itself. Velcro installations should be carefully checked because they tend to loosen when packed with dirt or dust. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Acceptable methods of tying the nets into the car include, but are not limited to, hose clamps, snaps, nylon ties, velcro, lift-a-dot, metal hooks and steel rods. Full-length velcro or steel rods are acceptable continuous fasting devices from the bottom of the net. *Velcro must fasten continuously along the bottom of roll cage bars to prevent accidental unfastening from a direct pull. * * * * * * * * *

Nets shall be installed so the Driver and/or Co-Driver can release the netting and exit the vehicle unassisted regardless of vehicle position. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

The netting shall be installed on the INSIDE of the roll cage bars so that it will not be damaged or come off the car in the event of a rollover or slide on the side. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Nets attached to the floor frame covering the entire opening are approved as long as the door is equipped with a secondary positive latching device. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

The roof shall also be covered with sheet metal, sheet aluminum, and steel mesh or nylon safety net covering all areas. In addition, it is required that the occupant`s legs be protected in such a matter that prevents them from extending from the body or frame of the vehicle during a rollover.

GS-8. SUPERCHARGERS AND TURBOCHARGERS: * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Not permitted in any classes except by special ruling

GS-9. DRIVER`S COMPARTMENT: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Drivers must be able to enter and exit the compartment unassisted with ease, with the vehicle in any position. The driving compartment must be separated by firewalls or bulkheads from any acids or fuels. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-10. FIRE WALLS: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

A . All vehicles MUST utilize an all-metal firewall to separate the driver’s compartment from any danger of fire from the engine. A minimum firewall MUST extend from the Driver`s shoulder height to the vehicle floor and body sides and be fuel tight. If rear mounted fuel tank or "cell" is higher than shoulder height, the firewall must be extended at least 1" above the fuel tank or "cell". Front engine vehicles without windshields, the hood is considered an extension of the firewall. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

On front engine vehicles where engine changes require firewall modifications: Material substitution is not allowed. Firewall must retain original thickness and material type. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-11. BALLAST: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Any material used for the purpose of adding to the vehicles weight MUST be permanently attached as a part of the vehicles structure and must not extend in front of the front wheels or in back of the rear wheels or above the height of the front tires. * * * * * * * * *NO liquid or loose ballast is permitted, i.e. water, sandbags, rocks, shot bags, metal weights, etc. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-12. WEIGHT: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Shall be considered dry weight, gas tanks shall be drained, tools and spare MUST be removed, but otherwise race ready. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-13. FLOORBOARDS AND PANS: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Floorboards or belly pans are required on all vehicles and MUST be held on by the minimum of 6, 1/4" bolts per side if the floor is not an integral part of the body chassis. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



GS-14. BUMPERS AND NERF BARS: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
All vehicles in all classes SHALL have front and rear bumpers. However, NO hazardous front or rear bumpers, frame heads, nerf bars will be allowed. No angle iron bumpers will be allowed. All installations are subject to approval by the Chief Technical Inspector. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-15. MIRRORS: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
A rearview mirror is REQUIRED on all vehicles. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-16. SKID PLATES: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Skid plates designed to protect the front suspension, steering and brake components are recommended in al. Skid plates must be designed of metal and installed so as to prevent any accumulation of fluid. Incurred during an accident, after the race has officially started, will cause the vehicle to be disqualified. * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-17. BODIES/CHASSIS: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
All body components shall remain on the vehicle (accidental damage accepted) during the entire event. As specified in individual class rules, body/chassis series must be maintained with body/chassis combinations and weight certifications left to the discretion of the Technical Director. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-18. NUMBERS: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

A. * Each vehicle SHALL be required to carry the following identification numbers and/or letters as a minimum requirement: * * *

B. * Visible from the side- 2 numbers per side on both sides and one number visible from the rear. One of the numbers to be mounted on the roof. Side and top numbers MUST BE *8" high with a 1" * * * * * * stroke. Rear numbers are to be a minimum of 6" high. * * * * * * * * * * *

ALL NUMBERS MUST BE BLACK ON A WHITE BACKGROUND. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

The racing organization assumes NO responsibility for scoring vehicles that have unrecognizable identification numbers. It is the Driver`s responsibility to keep the numbers recognizable at all times during the event.. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-19. ADVERTISING: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Name and company logos may and should be displayed on race vehicles. All advertising and paint jobs MUST be in good taste and MAY NOT interfere with the identification numbers. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

GS-20. WORKMANSHIP: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
All modifications and alterations MUST be performed in a workmanlike manner subject to the approval of the Technical Inspector.

GS-21. SUSPENSION TRAVEL: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Measured at spindle from full bottom travel to full upward travel on solid stopping material.






CLASS RULES


Class JR-1

Ages 8-11 Defined as a beginner class, single seat mini-buggy. *This class is designed for economy, reliability and performance on a limited budget. *Wheelbase maximum is 72”, max. width is 64”

R-1. SUSPENSION:

FRONT: Swing arm, A-arm or trailing arm suspensions allowed. 8” maximum wheel travel.


REAR: Swing arm, A-arm or trailing arm suspensions allowed. 8” maximum wheel travel


R-2. STEERING: Bell crank or rack and pinion steering allowed.



R-3. SHOCK ABSORBERS: Hydraulic/spring style. No gas/rebuildable shocks
allowed. No reservoir shocks allowed.



R-4. WHEELS AND TIRES: Steel or aluminum ATV style wheels and tires.



R-5. BRAKES: Drum or disc brakes allowed. Four-wheel brakes required.



R-6. ENGINE: 8HP stock Briggs & Stratton. Exhaust, air cleaner and clutch open.
Torque converter style clutch recommended.









Class JR-2

Ages 8-11 Defined as an advanced class single seat mini-buggy. *This class is designed for reliability and performance on a modest budget. *Wheelbase maximum is 72”, max. width is 64”. *The Honda FL250 Odyssey fits in this class.

R-1. SUSPENSION:

FRONT: Swing arm, A-arm or trailing arm suspensions allowed. 10” maximum wheel travel.


REAR: Swing arm, A-arm or trailing arm suspensions allowed. 10” maximum wheel travel


R-2. STEERING: Bell crank or rack and pinion steering allowed. Rack and pinion steering
Recommended.



R-3. SHOCK ABSORBERS: Open shocks. Rebuildable shocks
allowed. No reservoir shocks allowed.



R-4. WHEELS AND TIRES: Steel or aluminum ATV style wheels and tires.



R-5. BRAKES: Drum or disc brakes allowed. Four-wheel brakes required.



R-6. ENGINE: 250cc two-stroke single, 400cc four stroke single maximum.






Class SR-1

Ages 16-up Defined as a beginner class, single seat mini-buggy. *This class is designed for economy, reliability and performance on a limited budget. *Wheelbase maximum is 77”, max. width is 68”

R-1. SUSPENSION:

FRONT: Swing arm, A-arm or trailing arm suspensions allowed. 10” maximum wheel travel.


REAR: Swing arm, A-arm or trailing arm suspensions allowed. 10” maximum wheel travel


R-2. STEERING: Bell crank or rack and pinion steering allowed. Rack and pinion steering
Recommended.



R-3. SHOCK ABSORBERS: Open shocks. Rebuildable shocks
allowed. No reservoir shocks allowed.



R-4. WHEELS AND TIRES: Steel or aluminum ATV style wheels and tires.



R-5. BRAKES: Drum or disc brakes allowed. Four-wheel brakes required.



R-6. ENGINE: 12HP stock Briggs & Stratton/Kohler engine. Exhaust, air cleaner and
clutch open. Torque converter style clutch recommended.










Class SR-2

Ages 16-up Defined as an advanced class single seat mini-buggy. *This class is designed for reliability and performance on a modest budget. Wheelbase maximum is 77”, max. width is 68”. This class would allow the mostly stock Honda Pilot FL400 or stock/modified Odyssey FL350.


R-1. SUSPENSION:

FRONT: Swing arm, A-arm or trailing arm suspensions allowed. 10” maximum wheel travel.


REAR: Swing arm, A-arm or trailing arm suspensions allowed. 10” maximum wheel travel


R-2. STEERING: Rack and pinion steering required.



R-3. SHOCK ABSORBERS: Open shocks. Gas/rebuildable shocks
allowed. Reservoir shocks allowed.



R-4. WHEELS AND TIRES: Steel or aluminum ATV style wheels and tires.



R-5. BRAKES: Drum or disc brakes allowed. Four-wheel brakes required.



R-6. ENGINE: 500cc two-stroke twin, 750cc four-stroke maximum.















Class SR-OPEN

Ages 16-up

This class is an open class designed for custom built mini-buggies, highly modified Honda Pilots, Drakarts and Stadium Lites. Maximum wheelbase is 80”, 70” maximum width and maximum overall length of 105”.

R-1. SUSPENSION:

FRONT: Open

REAR: Open

R-2. STEERING: Open

R-3. SHOCK ABSORBERS: Open

R-4. WHEELS AND TIRES: Open

R-5. BRAKES: Four wheel braking system required.

R-6. ENGINE: 600cc two-stroke twin, 1000cc four-stroke max.

K-fab
09-16-2007, 10:19 AM
I've shortened a lot of this one down for the moment - there are more than a few pages set up on how they run their organization. *The amount of information is almost overwhelming!
I want to focus on the machines and safety for the moment.
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SAFETY EOUIPMENT

The correct care and use of all safety equipment is essential. *The abuse of any safety equipment will incur a penalty.

Apparel

All rider/drivers and pit crews are required to wear overalls, or appropriate neck to wrist to ankle clothing whilst competing. *Fire resistant clothing is highly recommended and compulsory for Open Class.

Helmets

i) All rider/drivers must wear an approved helmet, compliant with AS 1698-1974 or AS 1698-1 980 or of a type specifically approved by C.A.M.S. and labelled as such, whilst operating their machines.
ii) It is advised that all helmets should be fitted with peaks to reduce the amount of mud on goggles.

Eye Protection

i) Goggles or a visor must be correctly in place before reaching the starting grid and worn at all times whilst competing. *Visors must be compliant with AS1 609 or better. *Tearoffs or Rolloffs are recommended.
ii) If goggles become covered in mud to the point that a rider/driver cannot safely continue racing, he/she must withdraw from racing before removing them.

Gloves

i) Are to be worn in all events and must be on before the competitor approaches the starting grid.

Footwear

All Quad/Trike riders are required to wear motorcycle riding boots whilst competing. *All Odyssey drivers are required to wear footwear that at least covers their ankles.

Arm Restraints

All Odysseys must have C.A.M.S. approved wrist restraints or safety nets securely fitted. *Wrist restraints or safety nets must prevent the driver's arms from protruding outside the roll frame.


Seat Belts

All Odysseys must have a seat belt installed. *Belts are to be a four point race harnesses or better with a single point release. *Belts with any sign of wear or damage must be replaced. *Seat Belts not adjusted properly will cause exclusion from the heat or event. *All seat belts, clips and mountings must be of an approved type.

Helmet Support

All drivers (not Quad or Trike riders) must wear an approved helmet or neck support.

Racing

All safety apparel and equipment must be correctly in place when a machine is being operated, even for demonstrations or during practice.


FUEL SAFETY

All fuel containers must remain in the designated pit area.
Only containers specifically designed for the carriage of fuel are allowed.
Re-fuelling must be carried out with the engine off. *A nozzle or funnel must be used to prevent any spillage.
There is to be no smoking or naked flames in the immediate area and children must not assist in the re-fuelling of the machine.
All vehicles’ pits are required to have an approved fire extinguisher on hand.

VEHICLE SAFETY

All vehicles competing must be fitted with an orange tail light to operate whilst the machine is competing. *The light must have a lens area of at least 50 mm outside dimension.
The tail light must be able to operate without the engine running so an alternative power supply is required.
A red brake light is compulsory in open class and highly recommended in all other classes.
If a machine does not brake or handle properly or is driven in an un-safe manner, the Chief Steward can deem it unsafe and withdraw it from the event.
The Chief Steward will subject all new machines to a high speed brake test.


GENERAL AND CLASS VEHICLE REGULATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL VEHICLE REGULATIONS

Engine Compliance:

Engines may be either single or multi cylinder, but must be from an Odyssey,
Pilot, or chain-driven motorcycle, commonly available from an Australian retailer.
Vehicles may only have one engine, which is to be mounted to the rear of the driver.
Only the rear wheels may be driven.

Roll Cage:

i) A roll cage is compulsory on all Buggies. *A roll cage will consist of either:

a) original Honda manufactured roll cage or a roll cage that consists of two main vertical hoops or equivalent which are welded or bolted to the bottom chassis rails.
or

b) The roll bars must be made from round steel tube, have minimum wall thickness of 2.1mm for 25.4mm diameter tube or 1.6mm wall thickness for 31.8mm diameter tube. *Open class machines require additional braces to rear main hoop (see Section 12 Rule 9).

ii) All bends must be uniform.
iii) The material characteristics and dimensions of the chassis must be equal to or greater than the material used in the roll cage.
iv) Holes must not be drilled in the roll cage.
v) Roll cages may not be made from square tube.
vi) The roll cage must be designed so that it does not restrict the driver from getting in or out of the machine, the Chief Scrutineer's discretion will apply.
vii) There must be a minimum of 75mm (3 inches) clearance between the underside of the top of the roll cage and the top of the driver's helmet.
viii) The rear roll hoop, or equivalent, on home built chassis, must contain a metal firewall, at least the height of the engine, to separate the engine compartment from the driver’s cockpit.
ix) All roll cages and or any modifications to existing roll cages must be inspected by the Chief Scrutineer whilst it is 'tack welded' together.

Steering:

Tie rods must not be welded or repaired in any way without the Chief Scrutineer's prior approval. *All repairs must be specifically inspected by the Chief Scrutineer prior to racing.

Glass Removal:

All glass and shatterable plastic must be removed or covered with adhesive tape.

Kill Switch:

Every Buggy shall be fitted with a manually operated, working kill switch which must be accessible to the driver whilst seated with hands on steering wheel.

Every Trike and Quad shall be fitted with an operating 'dead man' type kill
switch that will operate if the rider falls off the machine.

Locking Devices:

Split pins, 'R" clips or self locking nuts must be fitted to all axles and tie rod ends.


250 CLASS

General Principles:

In principle, the 250 Class is designed for cheap, competitive racing.
The FL250 machine, shall maintain the original manufacturers concept
and looks. Changes may be made to some components or the aftermarket equivalent, but must conform to these class rules as listed hereafter.
All dimensions must remain the same except for the track, which can vary if
aftermarket wheels are used.

Competition Numbers:

Competition numbers shall be white on a green background and must be visible from both sides of the machine, and should be mounted on the roof.

Motor:

The only modifications permissible are to internal components of the stock FL250 engine. *Head, barrel and crankcases must be retained and must be of FL250 parts listing, Honda M, Ml, CR, Mugen barrels and any equivalents are not accepted. *Any internal modifications are accepted, but must retain 25Occ plus an overbore of 2mm.

Induction:

Standard FL250 Carburettor must be used but internal modifications are accepted.
Standard intake manifold must be maintained but air cleaner box, snorkel and element may be changed.

Exhaust:

The exhaust is free subject to its compliance with a maximum noise level of
95 DBA, and must be securely mounted.

Fuel:

The maximum permitted rating is 115 octane. Methanol and nitro based fuels and additives are not permitted.

Suspension:

Front swing arms must retain standard lengths but may be gussetted for strength.
Rear axle must retain standard length but may have axle support bearings added for strength.


Brakes:

Brakes may be changed but must be proven to be more efficient to Chief Scrutineer. *Some form of hand brake system must be fitted to the machine.

Roll Cages:

Odysseys must retain the same look and shape as standard. *Home built or altered cages must have two main roll hoops or the equivalent. They may be constructed lower but must retain permissible head clearance.

Roof Plates:

Highly recommended on standard cages but compulsory on any modified or lowered cages. *Compulsory on all machines in sand events.

Intrusion Bars:

Compulsory on all machines.

Battery and Electrical System:

i) Electric starters are permitted.
ii) If fitted, the battery must be a spill proof type securely mounted and protected by the chassis or roll cages. *All batteries must have an isolator to disconnect all power in or out of it.

Transmissions:

Transfer boxes must be unchanged in location and ratios, but front and rear clutches may be of aftermarket brand, the diameter of clutches must remain the same though. *Wider and aftermarket belts are allowed.

Wheelbase:

Standard.

Track:

Maximum track is 1300mm.
Measurement taken from outside of rim to outside of rim.

Seat:

Any T.O.R.C. approved seat may be used mounted with a minimum of four fasteners of not less than 8mm diameter. *A bash plate with a minimum of 3mm aluminium or 1.6 mm steel thickness must be fitted, securely fastened to the chassis to fully encompass the length and width of the seat base, and must not be more than 10cm below bottom of the chassis.

Fuel Tank:

The fuel tank must be mounted within the confines of the chassis or roll cage. *It must be protected by the roll cage and/or supporting bars to prevent damage during roll over. *The fuel tank must be constructed of approved material, have a leakproof filler cap and an approved all metal on/off tap, preferably attached directly to the fuel tank. *No plastic or rubber fuel lines are permitted between the fuel tank and the fuel tap.

Body Panels:

Not allowed.

Wings:

Not allowed.

Floor Pan:

Standard FL250 floor and bash plate acceptable.

Wheels & Tyres:

i) The maximum permitted rim diameter is 8 inches.
ii) The maximum permitted rim width is 10 inches
iii) The maximum permitted tyre size is 22” x 11” x 8” with a maximum tyre circumference of 78.5 inches

Kill Switch:

Compulsory on all machines and must be operable without removing a hand from the steering wheel.

Tail Light:

Compulsory on all machines, standard FL250 acceptable. *If a non-standard light is fitted, it must be orange and have a lens area of at least 50 mm outside dimension.

Cooling:

Air-cooled only. *Additional air ducts or fins may be added.

Seat Belts:

Standard FL250 belts are the minimum requirement. *Improved belts are highly recommended.
10

350 CLASS

General Principles:

In principle this stock class is designed to maintain the manufacturer's original specifications. Only genuine stock parts as listed in the manufacturer's parts list may be used. The only modifications permitted are those which are in the interest of safety and which are detailed hereunder. This class is designed for members who wish to compete in a stock Honda Odyssey FL350 on a limited budget and to provide an avenue for closely matched competitive racing.

Competition Numbers:

Competition numbers shall be white on a red background and must be visible from both sides of the machine and should be mounted on the roof.

Motor:

i) The only modifications permissible are to internal components of the stock FL350 engine. External head, barrel and crankcases must be retained and must be of stock FL350 parts listing.
ii) Any internal modifications are acceptable but must have a maximum permissible piston size of 82mm.

Induction:

i) Standard FL350 carburettor must be used, but internal modifications are acceptable.
ii) Standard intake manifold must be maintained along with air cleaner box and snorkel.
iii) Air cleaner element may be of aftermarket type.

Exhaust:

i) The exhaust is free subject to its compliance with a maximum noise level of 95 DBA.

Fuel:

The maximum permitted rating is 115 octane. Methanol and nitro based fuels and additives are not permitted.

Suspension:

Standard suspension must be retained but strengthening and aftermarket Heim joints may be used. Panhard rods may be mounted on the rear of machine to add extra strength to the swing arms. Aftermarket shockers and axles may be used, providing that standard lengths are maintained.

Brakes:

i) Honda FL350 brakes must be retained but may be modified to improve performance.
ii) A machine, if requested by a Steward, must prove it's braking ability at any time. All machines shall have a hand brake or alternative braking system.

Roll Cages:

Standard roll cage compulsory but may be strengthened.

Roof Plates:

Compulsory on all machines.

Intrusion Bars:

i) Compulsory on all machines.
ii) Rear intrusion bars are compulsory for battery and petrol tank protection.
iii) Where wheels extend past the chassis or roll cage a bumper must be fitted.

Battery and Electrical System.

FL350 machines' electrical system is acceptable.

Transmissions:

Must be standard FL350.

Wheelbase:

Standard wheel base must be retained.


Track:

Standard track must be retained, but if aftermarket wheels are used an increase of 5Omm is allowed.

Seat:

Standard seat must be retained. *A bash plate with a minimum of 3mm aluminium or 1.6mm steel thickness must be fitted, securely fastened to the chassis to fully encompass the length and width of the seat base. *It must not be more than 10cm below bottom of the chassis.

Fuel Tank:

Standard fuel tank and fuel pump system must be retained. *Fuel filter may be of aftermarket type.

Body Panels:

i) Body panels may be fitted providing they are securely fitted and made from approved materials. *Drilling of the roll cage to affix panels is prohibited.

ii) Driver access must not be hampered in any way. *Corners or sharp edges will not be accepted.

Wings:

Not permitted.

Floor Pan:

FL350 machine floor pan arrangement acceptable.

Wheels & Tyres:

i) The maximum permitted rim diameter is 10 inches
ii) The maximum permitted rim width is 10 inches.
iii) Tyre size is free.

Kill Switch:

Standard FL350 is acceptable. *Compulsory on all machines and must be operable without removing a hand from the steering wheel.

Tail Light:

Compulsory on all machines, standard FL350 acceptable. *If a non-standard light is fitted, it must be orange and have a lens area of at least 50 mm outside dimension.

Cooling:

Air-cooled only but additional air ducts or fins may be added.

Seat Belts:

Standard FL350 belts acceptable as a minimum requirement. *Improved belts are accepted and recommended.

11

SUPER MODIFIED

General Principles:

In general, the super-modified class is for modified FL350 type machines and low budget home built machines.
The Honda Pilot (FL400R) may compete in this class but must be completely
stock standard in every shape and form.

Competition Numbers:

Competition numbers shall be white on a blue background and must be visible from both sides of the machine and must be mounted on roof.

Motor:

Engines may be single or multi-cylinder but must be from either an Odyssey, Pilot or chain drive motor cycle, commonly available from an Australian retailer.

Chain Drive 4 stroke having a maximum of 500cc
Chain Drive 2 stroke having a maximum of 400cc
Belt Drive 2 stroke having a maximum of 420cc.

Induction:

i) Forced induction, or fuel injection are not permitted.
ii) Negative manifold pressure at engine compulsory.

Exhaust:

i) The exhaust is free subject to its compliance with a maximum noise level of 95 DBA.
ii) Pipes do not have to stay within the confines of roll cage but have to be inside a line from top of roll cage to inside top edge of rear tyre and be securely fixed.

Fuel System:

i) The fuel tank must be mounted within the confines of the chassis or roll cage, and a safe distance from the driver. *The roll cage and/or supporting bars must protect it to prevent damage during a rollover. *The fuel tank must be constructed of approved material, have a leak-proof filler cap and an all metal on/off tap, preferably attached directly to the fuel tank. *No plastic or rubber fuel lines are permitted between the fuel tank and the fuel tap.



ii) Fuel lines must be of a material specifically designed for the carriage of fuel. *The fuel line must be fastened at each end by hose clamps, and be entirely contained within the confines of the chassis. *The entire fuel system must be separated from the driver by a firewall.

iii) The maximum permitted rating is 115 octane. *Methanol and nitro based fuels and additives are not permitted.

Suspension:

All four wheels must have at least one operational shock absorber and must be constructed in a safe and strongly engineered way.

Brakes:

Honda FL350, FL400R type machines must retain four wheel braking but may be modified to improve performance. *Home built machines, if only braking on two wheels must prove their stopping ability at any time if requested by a Steward or Official.

Roll Cages:

Honda FL350, FL400 may be strengthened. *Space frames and home built machines shall be constructed in a safe and strongly engineered way. The rear roll hoop, or equivalent, on home built chassis, must contain a metal firewall, at least the height of the engine, to separate the engine compartment from the driver’s cockpit.

Roof Plates:

Compulsory on all machines.

Intrusion Bars:

i) Compulsory on all machines.
ii) Rear bumper bars are compulsory on FL350 and FL400 machines for battery and petrol tank protection.
iii) Where wheels extend past the chassis or roll cage a bumper must be fitted.

Battery and Electrical System,

i) FL330 and FL400 machines' electrical system is acceptable.

ii) Homebuilt machines may have electric starting, but battery must be a spill proof type securely mounted to, and be protected by the chassis or roll cage. *All batteries must have an isolator to disconnect all power in and out of it.



Transmissions:

Any machine fitted with a gear box must have a neutral gear.

Wheelbase:

Maximum wheelbase is 174Omm - centre of front axle to centre of rear axle.
Track:

Maximum track is 1575mm. *Measurement taken from outside of rim to outside of rim.

Seat:

Any T.O.R.C. approved seat may be used mounted with a minimum of four fasteners of not less than 8mm diameter. *A bash plate with a minimum of 3mm aluminium or 1.6mm steel thickness must be fitted, securely fastened to the chassis to fully encompass the length and width of the seat base. *It must not be more than 10cm below bottom of the chassis.

Fuel System:

i) The fuel tank must be mounted within the confines of the chassis or roll cage. *It must be protected by the roll cage and/or supporting bars to prevent damage during a rollover. *The fuel tank must be constructed of approved material, have a leak-proof filler cap and an approved all metal on/off tap, preferably attached directly to the fuel tank. *No plastic or rubber fuel lines are permitted between the fuel tank and the fuel tap.
ii) Fuel lines must be of a material specifically designed for the carriage of fuel. *The fuel line must be fastened at each end by hose clamps, and be entirely contained within the confines of the chassis. *The entire fuel system must be separated from the driver by a firewall.

Body Panels:

i) Body panels may be fitted providing they are securely fitted and made from approved materials. *Drilling of the roll cage to affix panels is prohibited.
ii) Driver access must not be hampered in any way. *Corners or sharp edges will not be accepted.

Wings:

i) A wing may be fitted provided that it does not restrict the driver's vision.
ii) It must not be wider than the chassis and must be securely mounted with a minimum of four bolts. *Bolt minimum size of 8mm diameter and/or pins, R Clips as approved by the Scrutineer.

Floor Pan:

i) FL330, FL400 machine floor pan arrangement acceptable. *Home built machines must have a full floor pan from back of drivers’ seat to front of machine.
ii) Minimum of 1.6mm in thickness of a metal material.

Wheels & Tyres:

The maximum permitted rim diameter is 10 inches
The maximum permitted rim width is 1 0 inches
Tyre size is free.

Kill Switch:

Compulsory on all machines and must be operable without removing hands from the steering wheel.

Tail Light/Brake Light:

Modified FL350 Odysseys may retain their standard tail lights. *Otherwise, an orange tail light and a red brake light must be fitted, each with a minimum lens area of 50 mm outside dimension.

Cooling:

Radiators, if fitted, must be mounted securely within the confines of the roll cage and surrounding bars and as far from the driver as possible. *Radiator caps must be securely fixed.

Seat Belts:

All Odysseys must have a seat belt installed. *Belts are to be of the four point race type or better, with a single point release. *They must be an approved seat belt with a minimum strap width of 2 inches. A five point 3 inch wide belt is highly recommended.

Apparel:

It is highly recommended that an approved fire resistant race suit be worn.

12

OPEN CLASS

General Principles:

In general, open class machines have minimum restrictions, except for those noted hereunder. It is the fastest Odyssey class and it is designed for all out racing. *To compete in open class, drivers must hold an Australian Learner’s permit or the equivalent.

Competition Numbers:

Competition numbers shall be black on a yellow background and must be
visible from both sides of the machine and must be mounted on the roof.

Motor:

i) Engines may be either single or multi-cylinder, but must be from an Odyssey, Pilot or chain-drive motorcycle, commonly available from an Australian retailer.
ii) Vehicles may have only one engine, which is to be mounted at the rear of the driver.
Maximum of 1100cc *4 stroke
Maximum of 650cc *2 stroke
Only the rear wheels may be driven.

Induction:

Forced induction, or fuel injection are not permitted. Negative manifold pressure at the engine is compulsory.

Exhaust:

i) The exhaust is free subject to its compliance with a maximum noise level of 95 DBA.
ii) Pipes do not have to stay within the confines of roll cage but have to be inside a line from the top of roll cage to the top edge of rear tyre and be securely attached

Fuel:

The maximum permitted rating is 115 octane. Methanol and nitro based fuels and additives are not permitted.

Suspension:

All four wheels must have independent suspension and at least one operational shock absorber per wheel and must be constructed in a safe and strongly engineered way.

Brakes:

i) All four wheels must be braked and be hydraulically controlled.
ii) The Chief Scrutineer and/or Chief Steward can, at any time during the meeting, ask for a high speed brake test.

Roll Cages:

i) The chassis must be constructed in a safe and strongly engineered way, and must have a minimum of two full roll bars or equivalent. Front and rear of the driver to form a four point cage around the driver. *The rear main roll hoop must contain two diagonally opposed braces in the form of an ‘x’ to extend from the two top corners to a point half way up the roll ‘hoop.

ii) The rear roll hoop, or equivalent, on home built chassis, must contain a metal firewall, at least the height of the engine, to separate the engine compartment from the driver’s cockpit.

Roof Plates:

Compulsory on all machines.

Intrusion Bars:

Compulsory on all machines. *Where wheels extend past the chassis or roll cage a bumper must be fitted.

Battery And Electrical System:

Machines may have electric starting, but the battery must be a spill proof type, securely mounted and protected by the chassis or roll cage. *All batteries must have an isolator to disconnect all power in and out of it.

Transmissions:

Any machine fitted with a gearbox must have a neutral gear.

Wheelbase:

Maximum wheelbase is 2000 mm from the centre of the front axle to the centre of the rear axle.

Track:

Maximum track is 1630 mm (from outside of rim to outside of rim).

Seat:
Any T.O.R.C. approved seat may be used, mounted with a minimum of four fasteners of not less than 8mm diameter. *A bash plate with a minimum of 3mm aluminium or 1.6mm steel thickness must be fitted, securely fastened to the chassis to fully encompass the length and width of the seat base. *It must not be more than 10cm below bottom of the chassis.

Fuel System:

i) The fuel tank must be mounted within the confines of the chassis or roll cage, and a safe distance from the driver. *The roll cage and/or supporting bars must protect it to prevent damage during a rollover. *The fuel tank must be constructed of approved material, have a leak-proof filler cap and an all metal on/off tap, preferably attached directly to the fuel tank. *No plastic or rubber fuel lines are permitted between the fuel tank and the fuel tap.
ii) Fuel lines must be of a material specifically designed for the carriage of fuel. *The fuel line must be fastened at each end by hose clamps, and be entirely contained within the confines of the chassis. *The entire fuel system must be separated from the driver by a firewall.

Body Panels:

Body panels may be fitted, providing they are securely attached and made from approved materials. *Drilling of the roll cage to affix panels is prohibited. *Driver access must not be hampered in any way. *Corners or sharp edges will not be accepted.

Wings:

A wing may be fitted provided that it does not restrict the driver’s vision. *It must not be wider than the chassis, and must be securely mounted with a minimum of four bolts, (minimum size of 8mm diameter) and/or pins and R clips as approved by the Chief Scrutineer.

Floor Pan:

Machines must have a full floor pan from the back of the driver’s seat to the front of the machine, with a minimum metal thickness of 1.6mm.

Wheels & Tyres:

The maximum permitted rim diameter is 15 inches
The maximum permitted rim width is 10 inches
The maximum permitted tyre diameter is 27 inches.

Kill Switch:

Compulsory on all machines and must be operable without removing hands from the steering wheel.

Tail Light/Brake Light:

As well as a red brake light, an orange tail light is compulsory on all machines, and each must have a lens area of at least 50 mm outside dimension.

Cooling:

Radiators, if fitted, must be mounted securely within the confines of the roll cage and surrounding bars and as far from the driver as possible. *Radiator caps must be securely fixed.

Seat Belts:

All machines must have a seat belt installed. *Belts are to be four-point race
harnesses, or better, with a single point release. *They must be an approved
seat belt with a minimum strap width of 2 inches.

Apparel:

An approved fire resistant race suit must be worn.

Horns:

An audible horn must be fitted.

K-fab
09-17-2007, 06:23 AM
Wonderful - start the day out by removing four posts in this thread. *I told everyone from the beginning that off topic and trash wouldn't fly in these threads. *This forum has a very specific focus and I have no problem using the delete button in it.

The rules that I posted above are nothing more than a set of rules for us to look at, ponder, take what works, leave what doesn't.

Back on track now, okay?

Stoneman
09-19-2007, 01:15 PM
What are you going to do when a already established track has thier own rules for buggies/1600s etc?

ProtoDie
09-19-2007, 02:25 PM
Provide them with copies of these rules in advance to showing up,,,,,and then Hope that they see that these rules and specs, are safe and designed specifically for this type of racing, and allow us to come out & play

Rorty
09-19-2007, 03:14 PM
What are you going to do when a already established track has thier own rules for buggies/1600s etc? [smilie=blink.gif]

Slap them about the head with a fresh salmon! Or maybe do something totally idiotic like negotiate with them.

K-fab
09-19-2007, 07:07 PM
[quote="Stoneman\";p=\"44838":xr13sh9e]What are you going to do when a already established track has thier own rules for buggies/1600s etc? [smilie=blink.gif]

Slap them about the head with a fresh salmon! Or maybe do something totally idiotic like negotiate with them.[/quote:xr13sh9e] *Ah - Salmon. *I thought you were supposed to use a trout.

hero_saku39
09-19-2007, 07:12 PM
Either one, they are both cold water fish. *High in Omega III. *Makes the impact better for coercion.

Bugpac
09-19-2007, 07:15 PM
I would say if they have there own rules we obide by there rules....

hero_saku39
09-19-2007, 07:22 PM
Depends I think. *If more people show up with cars built to these specs, I think the track would accomodate.

ultraman
09-19-2007, 07:25 PM
I think most of the midwest tracks would just be glad to see racers show up.In lite classes anyway.

hero_saku39
09-19-2007, 07:27 PM
I think most of the midwest tracks would just be glad to see racers show up.In lite classes anyway.

I told my buddy about this little project today and he said he was in. *He represents a couple of circle tracks but its a start maybe.