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Statement of SOHRA

The officials have met in relation to the type of vehicle allowed to compete in the junior class and have decided to make the following change to come into effect for the 2019 season.
The formula is continuously growing and with the introduction this year of a restrictive plate to effectively slow the pace of the cars for the safety of drivers it has been decided to close the class to Nissan Micra cars only so anyone considering building a car of another make and model please note it WILL NOT BE ALLOWED RACE in any way for the 2019 and on seasons.
The making of this statement is solely to prevent any unnecessary expense to competitors.

This formula is NON-CONTACT and cars should be prepared with a professional racing appearance. This standard is required to be kept up throughout the drivers racing season. Cars must be presented in a tidy and safe condition. Helmets and Neck Brace must be presented at sctutiny.

Age Limits for the Formula are as Follows:
Drivers may start racing on their 10th birthday until the age of 16.

VIOLATIONS

When referring to the engine, gearbox, differential, mechanical or construction Rules + Regulations, the principle will always be:
Unless permission is specifically granted to make modifications (or any variations), nothing may be done to alter or change the standard parts in any way. Unless the rules state you can do it you are not allowed to alter or change in anway. Violations will result in an immediate suspension.

Type of Car
Cars eligible for use are:
• Any 1000cc production car EXCEPT Yaris VVTI

WEIGHTS.

MIN WEIGHT 650KGS

Engines

All parts must be original
Standard engine ECU only
Car engines and ECU will be checked on a random basis
Flywheel may NOT be Lightened
Surface head only if replacing headgasket
Camshafts and gears must remain standard
Injectors must remain standard
Rev limiter may be disabled
Restrictor plate will be fitted to all Junior cars
Exhaust must have a silencer box fitted and be effective in reducing noise.
Engine value will be €200. A driver in the Junior class can purchase an engine being raced in the classs by going to a scruitineer on the day of racing.

Transmission

The gearbox must remain standard
Drives and hubs must remain standerd
Differential must not be locked in anyway (no limited slip diff or welded diff allowed).

Wheels & Tyres

NANKANG TYRES 155/70 R 13
13inch rims only allowed.
No Alloy wheels allowed
Wheels must not be outside of wheel arches

Suspension

THE MAXIMUM VALUE OF THE 4 SHOCKS IS €150. ANOTHER DRIVER IN THE CLASS CAN BUY ANY DRIVERS SHOCKS.

Standard suspension and springs only allowed. You may cut original springs only to lower car.
Hubs and wishbone must remain in original position. No movement allowed.
No camber allowed.

Brakes

To be as original and to work on all wheels
Handbrake must be working on all models

Bodywork

To remain exactly as production,
NO DESKIMMING ALLOWED
No armouring allowed to the front or back of car.
The bonnet lock panel can be replaced with 1" box iron dropping down to chassis legs 3"back from the front of the chassis legs.

ROLL CAGES

Alloy roll cages are NOT permitted
The minimum steel roll cage protection you must have is:
• one front 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
• Two O/S chicken bars
Compulsory – It is compulsory that an extra bar be fitted on the driver’s side from the B pillar at 45% to the roof bar diagonally a proximity10 – 12 inches long, or a bar dropping from the A bar through the chicken bar and down onto the sill (see attached diagram FIG A and FIG B).
AN EXTRA BAR MUST BE ADDED FROM THE FRONT TO THE REAR HOOP OVER THE DRIVERS HEAD.

Windscreens/Interior

All glass and interior trim must be removed from the car. A rearview mirror must be fitted and a door mirror on right hand side. A piece of 1 inch box must be fitted on the windscreen Ύ way across near drivers side (fig C) below. A window net must be fitted to drivers door.

Stop Lights

Brake lights must be hung from the roof. Lamps must be operated by the standard stop light switch as fitted to that particular model of car. Bulbs to be of the 21watt intensity, a strip light fitted or 2 brake lights on either side of the rear.

Batteries

Batteries must be securely clamped in place and covered with a leak proof material (e.g. rubber) to prevent spillage of acid
An electrical cut-off switch must be fitted to the rear nearside of the car behind passangers door.
Batteries must be covered unless of dry cell construction
Seats
Competition type seats are compulsory. The seat must be adequately supported at shoulder height.
Seats must be fixed securely to floor of car.
Only harness seat belts are allowed 4 point or 5 point

Steering

The steering rack or box should retain its original position.
Steering colum can be altered to suit the driver.
Steering wheel optional (clip on or fixed)


Fuel Tanks

A standard fuel tank is permitted with a maximum capacity of 2 gallons per race.
All fuel caps must be secure no drilling of caps allowed.Cars with petrol caps drilled will not be permitted to race
COMPETITION FUEL TANKS ARE ALLOWED AND WILL BE COMPULSORY AT THE END OF 2018. COMPETITION FUEL TANKS MUST HAVE A FIREWALL OVER THEM AND A NON RETURN VALVE FITTED TO THE VENT PIPE.

Numbers

Must be displayed on both sides of the car in black on white background, or vice versa, with a minimum size of 12 inch by 2 inch strokes.
Roof numbers and Fin plates must be fitted in 9 inch by 1 1/2 inch strokes.
Roof Colours
When notified of your gradeing you will paint 90 precent of your roof with that colour.

Helmets

Helmets must be a minimum standard as directed by British Oval Racing Safety Executive (BORSE). These are FIA8860-2004, Snell SA 2010, SFI Foundation 31.1A and SFI Foundation 31.2A. The E2205 European standard helmet may be used in fibreglass or tri-composite form only. No polycarbonate helmets are allowed. It is important that the helmet fits the driver correctly. Shatterproof goggles/visor must be worn. Your helmet must display the current ORCI (ORC10) sticker.
Neck brace and helmet must be presented at scrutiny.

Clothing

Drivers must wear racing overalls which are flame retardant. Fire retardant gloves and balaclava are mandatory and must be marked appropriately. Neck braces are compulsory.

General Rules of Racing

• Each driver is permitted one car per meeting and each car is only permitted one driver per meeting – this will be strictly enforced
• Any driver spinning the wheels or driving up and down the pit area will be dealt with by the course marshal on the day and a ban may apply
• Cars must travel at 5mph in the pit area
• No passengers allowed in or on the car
• Drivers must not push or work on their cars during a race in the infield
• No outside assistance is allowed during racing
• There must be no deliberate fencing or driving at a driver’s door or dangerous driving
• A car pushed at unreasonable speed (in the opinion of the steward), from the rear, into a bend shall be deemed to have been deliberately “fenced”. A driver who has deliberately fenced another driver will receive penalties from the course marshal on the day.
• If a race is red-flagged within 4 laps, the course marshal declares a restart. Any car that has pulled into the infield may re-join the restarted race. Cars re-joining a race must be complete as original line-up i.e. bonnet and doors must be on all cars.
• Drivers are responsible for any actions carried out by their mechanics, supporters etc. to any member of SORA staff or to the general public at a race meeting. Any crew member in breach of this rule could result in the driver being suspended for the day.

Flag Signals

Green – Go, all clear to race
Red – Stop racing
Chequered – Race winner
Yellow (stationary) – Take care as driver is still in stationary car but continue to race with caution
Yellow (waved) – Race suspension, all cars must remain in single file and slow to 15mph or in exceptional circumstances, stop. No overtaking permitted.
Blue – Driver must hold their line as faster cars are trying to overtake.
Black – Driver disqualified for an infringement. Driver must leave the track immediately.
White flag with Red Cross – Technical disqualification flag. This is used to signal to a driver that they have a problem with the car and must immediately retire to the infield.
Black Cross – Driver under surveillance for a rules infringement may be penalised after a race conclusion. This decision is up to the course marshal on the day.
White flag with Blue centre – Drivers should exercise caution as oil or other debris may be on the track.

Rule Changes

The club/promoter may at any time, make amendments to the specifications, in the interest of safety. It may also make amendments in the interest of expense to the driver or in areas that are determined to be detrimental to the future of the formula, or if unnecessary advantage has been deemed. Additionally if it is felt that the formula is drifting away from the original concept.

If an item is not stated in the rules, it is not permissible. An issue can be brought to a club meeting and may be considered by the committee and scrutineer, and those presented on the night. A decision will be made and the result will be notified.


The committee wishes to thank all those who contributed to the drafting of the above rules and regulations.



 


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