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12.00 - Sunday -4/ 3
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Premier Rods 2015

RULES WILL BE UPDATED SOON, CARS BUILT TO OTHER PROMOTER RULES CAN STILL RACE FOR THIS YEAR BUT WILL START FROM THE BACK OF THE GRID.Drivers must be 16+....this is an inexpensive way to go racing. The cars are all 1.6L.

Rules and Regulations

TIPPERARY RACEWAY (SORA) PREMIER RODS

This formula is non-contact and cars should be prepared with a professional racing appearance.
This standard should be kept up throughout the racing season.
Helmets, neck brace, fireproof suit, balaclava and fireproof gloves must be presented with car.

1 DRIVERS

Must be aged 16 or over. Drivers aged between 16 and 18 must prove their date of birth by producing their birth certificate when applying for a licence. These drivers must also have the signature of a parent or guardian.

2 ENGINES

All parts to engine must be original and no mix/matching is permitted.
Exhaust must have a silencer box fitted and effective in reducing noise.
Engine max size is 1600cc
No fly wheel to be lightened
No skimming of head or block is allowed
Tolerance of 10/12 though is permitted if replacing head gasket ~ to be taken off head only

3 WEIGHT

Car weight for this class is 880Kgs
Cars will be weighed on race days

4 TRANSMISSION

Gearboxes must remain standard to the model of the vehicle
Differential assembly must not be locked in any way i.e. no limited slip diffs or welded diffs are allowed also no turbo or 4 wheel drive cars.

5 BRAKES

To be as original and to work on all wheels.

6 SUSPENSION

All suspension and pick up points must be in the original manufacture position
Original springs are only allowed
No competition springs or lowering kits allowed
You can only cut or heat original spring to lower car to 1 inch to top of tyres (see diagram A) below

7 BODY WORK

To remain exactly as production
Drivers door maybe de skinned to allow chickens bars run flush with inside door skin
NO OTHER DESKINNING IS PERMITTED
No reinforcing allowed ~ drivers door must remain opening or removable

8 ROLL CAGES & H-FRAMES

Full roll cage must be present for ALL NEW BUILDS FROM JAN 2015
This must have 2 X chicken bars on drivers door, one on left door and a hoop behind drivers seat
H/frame is also allowed, but must have a hoop down drivers side with 2 X chicken bars (see diagram B) below

9 SCREENS

No glass allowed. All glass must be removed
Front and rear lights must be removed
All flammable material must be removed i.e. seats, carpets, door panels, roof cloth
Drivers door net must be fitted
A piece of 1/2 inch box must be fitted 1/3rd of the way across windscreen for safety (see diagram c) below
Rear view mirror and drivers door mirror are compulsory
Brake lights must be fitted to all cars and must be fitted in the centre of the rear window space

10 BATTERIES

Batteries must be securely clamped in original position and covered with a leak proof material ~ e.g. rubber
Dry cell batteries allowed

11 SEATS

Original seat or competition seat allowed
Seat must be supported at shoulder height and seat must have head rest

12 SEAT BELT

Harness seat belt is compulsory (4 or 5 point)

13 STEERING

Steering rack or box must remain in its original position
The column must not be altered

14 FUEL TANKS

Standard fuel tanks are permitted
If competition tank is fitted, it must have a non-return valve fitted and be fully covered by firewall or box

15 RADIATOR

Must remain under the bonnet

16 NUMBERS

Must be displayed on both sides of the car -12 inch high and 2 inch stroke
Roof numbers must also be fitted on both sides

17 SIGN WRITING

Drivers name must appear on the sun visor
No obscene graphics to appear on cars

18 CARS ALLOWED

. ALFA ROMEO 156
. FIAT MAREA
. FORD.....ESCORT...FOCUS....SIERRA
. HYUNDAI LANTRA
. MITSUBISI CARISMA
. MAZDA.....323F.....323
. NISSAN....SUNNY....ALMERA....PRIMERA
. OPEL....VECTRA....TIGRA....ASTRA
. ROVER....400...416....214
. SUBARU IMPREZA
. TOYOTA...AVENSIS.....COROLLA.....CARINA E
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. THIS IS THE LIST OF CARS RACED TO DATE IN THE PREMIER
. ROD CLASS
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. NO OTHER TYPE OF CAR OTHER THEN LISTED ABOVE WILL BE
. PERMITTED TO RACE FOR THE 2015 SEASON
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. NO TURBO OR 4 WHEEL DRIVE CARS PERMITTED
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19 WHEELS & TYRES

6&1/2 inch max width for wheel rims
Max tyre size is 17 profile i.e. 205/55/17

20 KILL SWITCH

Ignition and fuel pumps must run through kill switch
KILL SWITCH MUST BE POSITIONED IN REAR LEFT BOTTOM CORNER OF THE L/H/S WINDOW

21 GENERAL RULES

Each driver is permitted one car per meeting
A driver speeding in the pits will receive a ban
Driver cannot work on his/her car in centre of field during a race; you must go to safety point
No outside assistance is allowed after car goes on track
Driver is responsible for his crew or team at all times on race day and must not interfere with other drivers
Course Marshall on the day will deal with any situation that arises
Scrutineers decision will be final
IF IT IS NOT IN THE RULES, YOU CANNOT DO IT


 


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