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Premier Rods 2019

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
Both rear suspensions MUST REMAIN ORIGINAL. No mixed match on rear springs. No competition springs allowed at the rear.
Right front MUST REMAIN ORIGINAL. No mix match of springs. No competition springs allowed on front right. All pick-up points MUST remain original at right front.




No lowering kits allowed. You CAN cut or heat springs to lower, to within 1" of space between top of tyre and body of car.
A camber is allowed on the front left only to a Maximum of 14 degrees.
A competition spring or stronger spring is allowed on front left only.
You can move forward the wheel on the front left only by 1" for a lead wheel.
7 BODY WORK
To remain exactly as production
Doors maybe de skinned to allow chickens bars run flush with inside door skin
NO OTHER DESKINNING IS PERMITTED
No reinforcing allowed ~ driverís 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 driverís door, one on left door and a hoop behind driverís seat
H/frame is also allowed, but must have a hoop down driverís 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
Driverís 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 driverís 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
.
.
. THIS IS THE LIST OF CARS RACED TO DATE IN THE PREMIER
. ROD CLASS
.
. NO OTHER TYPE OF CAR OTHER THEN LISTED ABOVE WILL BE
. PERMITTED TO RACE FOR THE 2018 SEASON
. NO TURBO OR 4 WHEEL DRIVE CARS PERMITTED

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.
Driver MUST remain in the car if pulling to centre field during a race with seat belts on also the helmet must be kept on.
Only if there is a risk of fire or as directed by a marshal can you exit the car.
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
Scrutineersí decision will be final
IF IT IS NOT IN THE RULES, YOU CANNOT DO IT

 


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