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DRAG GENERAL REGULATIONS

 

General Requirements & Specifications:

 

  1. One internal combustion automotive type or one motorcycle engine permitted. Motorcycles powere vehicles without reverse may not burnout across the starting line. Rear engine relocation prohibited unless in a dragster or as oringinally produced.
  2. Competition exhaust permitted. Exhaust must be directed out of car, away from driver and fuel tank.
  3. All fuel tank filler necks located inside the trunk must have the filler neck vented to the outside of the body. All tanks must be positioned out of drivers' compartment or isloated by panels.
  4. Catch-Cans Mandatory: ( 1 ) 4 litre can for engine oil catch.

                                               (11) 1 litre can for coolant catch.

  1. Brakes are free. However, four (4) wheel hydraulic brakes is mandatory on cars not equipped with a stop chute: so equipped must have at least (2) wheels operational braking.
  2. Wheelie bars are permitted. Though these must be non-metallic.
  3. Racing slicks are permitted. All tires/ rims must be in good condition and mounted securely. Cars running faster than 13 secs. E.T. brackets, must run approved racing rims.
  4. Bodywork is free. Must be presentable and in good working order i.e. doors, trunks and hood.
  5. Ignition is free. Batteries must be securely mounted and positioned outside the driver's compartment.
  6. Lights are free.
  7. Drive train is free. (SEE SAFETY RULES)

 

 

 

BATTERIES:

  All wet cell batteries must be securely mounted and may not be relocated into the driver or passenger compartments. Rear firewall of .024" steel or .032" aluminum (including package tray) required when battery is re-loacted in trunk. A maximum of two automobile batteries, or 150 pound combined maximum weight (unless otherwise specified in Class Requirements) is permitted. Metal battery hold-down straps, mandatory. Relocated batteries must be fastened to frame and/ or frame structure with maximum 3/8" diameter bolts. It is recommended that a battery box of the same design and construstion as the weight box described under BALLAST be used. Maximums may vary according to Class Requirements.

 

MASTER CUT-OFF

  Recommended on all cars with battery. As electrical power cutoff switch must be installed on the rearmost part of each vehicle and be easily accessible from outside the car body. The cutoff switch must be connected to the positive side of the electrical system and must stop all electrical functions including magneto ignition. The on and off positions must be clearly indicated with the words 'ON & OFF'. If switch is "push/ pull" type, push must be the action for shutting off the electrical system, pull to turn it on. Any rods or cables used to activate the switch must be a minimum of 5-16" in diameter.

 

OCCUPANTS

  No more than one person is permitted in any car during a run. All occupants of push cars must be inside of a car or pickup in a seated position while push car is in operation. Anytime a car is started, whether in the pits, staging lanes, with self-starter, or anywhere else on the race facility, a competent driver must be in the driver's seat.

 

DRIVERS OF VEHICLES (RACE OR TOW) BEING PUSHED OR TOWED, OR PUSHING OR TOWING, MUST BE SEATED IN NORMAL DRIVING POSITION. NO RIDING ON ROLL BARS OR DRIVING IN A STANDING POSITION WHEN RIDING, BEING TOWED, OR BEING PUSHED.

 

COOLING SYSTEM

  If a cooling system is utilized, it must be installed in the stock location for body style used. Front engine Dragsters must have system installed in front of engine. In a rear engine Dragster, a deflector must be installed from frame rail and to the top of the roil cage if radiator is mounted in front of engine.

 

LIQUID OVERFLOW

  All cars in competition with any kind of water overflow capable of spilling water must must have a catch-can to accumulate the excess liquids and not leak onto the track. Minimum catch-can capacity: 1 pint. Catch-can must be securely fastened: i.e. bolted/ clamped. Overflow may be routed into headers on cars that are supercharged or burn nitromethane or alcohol.

 

GRID ALLOWANCES

  Two mechanics are allowed as far as the paddock area. One is allowed unto the staging area, where the starter and his marshals will then take charge of the car.

 

FUEL SYSTEM - CARS UNDER 10 SECS

  All fuel tanks, lines, pumps etc. must be within the confines of the frame and/ or steel body. All fuel lines (including gauge and/ or data recorder) must be metallic, steel-braided ot TTASA accepted "woven pushlock". A maximum of 12" total, front to rear, of non-metallic or non-steel braided is permitted for connection purposes only. Fuel blocks, if used, must be mounted at least 6" forward of flywheel bell housing area. Fuel lines (except steel braided line) in flywheel bell housing area must be enclosed in a 1 6" length of steel tubing of 1/8" minimum wall thickness, securely mounted as a protection against fuel line rupture. It is mandatory that fuel lines passing supercharger drive areas be steel braided or be enclosed in protective steel tubing. Fuel lines must not be routed in driveline tunnel. Fuel tanks located in front of grille must be protected against collision damage by some means of encasement (i.e. steel nerf bars etc). Cars with non-OEM type mechanical fuel pumps, must have a quick-action fuel shut-off valve within easy reach of driver and located in main fuel line between fuel tank and carburetor and/ or injectors. Mandatory that injector pumps be located away from flywheel area wherever possible. Fuel tanks, lines or other units containing fuel prohibited in driver compartment, except as noted in Class Requirements. All tanks must be isolated from driver compartment by a firewall completely sealed to prevent any gasoline from entering driver compartment. A positive-locking screw on gas tank cap mandatory on all open-bodied cars. Top of fuel tank must be below top of rear tires. When used, fuel cells must have a metal box protecting the part of the cell which would be outside body lines or trunk floor. All fuel cells must have a pressure cap and be vented to the outside of the body, or have a built-in check valve.

 

 

 

SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS


  1. Roll cages are mandatory for all cars taking part in an event. (AS PER ASR's)
  2. A kill switch must be installed and clearly identified.
  3. All cars must be equipped with a 2kg fire extinguisher. All extinguishers must be in good working order and be positioned within the driver's arm reach. Additionally, the driver's competition number must be clearly identified on it.
  4. All drivers must have their personal safety apparel such as fire suits, gloves, helmets and shoes (A PER ASR SPECS.) Anyone failing to adhere to this will not be able to take part in competition.
  5. Cyclists must have full protective gear (leathers). No one will be allowed to compete without full protective gears.
  6. As said above, drive train is free, but cars running 12.00 secs or faster must install a flywheel shield around the bell housing. Additionally, two (2) drive shaft hoops are mandatory on all cars. One at the front and one at the rear of the drive shaft. (rear wheel drive cars only).

 

SEAT BELTS

  All cars must be equipped with a quick release-type driver seat belt. Belts must be securely fastened to the frame, cross member or reinforced mounting so that all fittings are in direct line with the direction of pull. Seat belts may not be wrapped around lower frame rails. Steel casting of the type recommended by FM or U-bolt-type mounts are accepted. If used for installation, flat steel plates must be a minimum of 1/4" thickness and have round edges to prevent cutting seat belts. Under no circumstances can belts be installed with bolts through webbing. In all cars with fiberglass floors, a cross member (minimum 2" x 2" x 0.83 wall thickness square tubing) must be installed between frame rails for proper driver's seat belt installation. All cars in competition requiring a roll bar or when a roll cage has has been installed or as outlined by Class Requirements, require a SF1 161 restraint system.

 

HEAD PROTECTOR

  In any car where a roll bar is installed, a padded head protector must be provided at te back of the driver's head and constructed in an attempt to prevent whiplash upon contact. The roll bar or cage must be padded wherever it may come in contact with the driver's helmet. Adequate padding should permit appromimately 1/4" compression. The use of weather stripping and similar thin or low impact resisting materials is prohibited. A padded roll bar or cage alone is not accepted as a padded head protector unless it is within 4" of the driver's helmet. A seat that incorporates a reinforced head rest is acceptable.

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER

  It is recommended that each contestant and/ or his crew have a loaded, serviceable fire extinguisher and fire blanket in their possession, carried in the push car, or otherwise available for immediate use. Dry chemical or Co2-type extinguishers, 2 1/2 lb minimum size, are recommended. When in stalled in a racecar, it must be mounted in a secure manner. Use of flip-open type clamps are prohibited.

  On-board fire extinguisher systems must be manually controlled (pull-type only on FC and TAFC) Halon. FM100 or FM200 and mounted per manufactirer's specifications with the primary nozzle(s) directed in an attempt to protect the driver. Bottles and lines must be mounted within the frame rails. Fire bottle activation cables must be installed inside frame rail where cables pass engine/ bell housing area. Bottles must be DOT approved and permanently mounted (no hose clamps or tie wraps). In the case of more than one bottle, each bottle must have its own distribution tubing and nozzles. The use of nozzles or tubing other than that recommended by the manufacturer is prohibited. Nozzle placement is extremely important. Two nozzles are placed at the front of the engine; one on each side and one nozzle is located in the driver compartment near the steering column. Upon activation of the system, the contents of the bottle(s) must be totally discharged. Partial discharge systems are prohibited. The bottles must be mounted in such a manner that should an explosion or failure of any mechanical component of the vehicle occur, the bottles will be protected from flying parts. Also,the position of the bottles in the vehicles must be high enough that they cannot come into contact with the track surface following loss of a tire of wheel. They should be protected from excessive temperature and mounted rigidly to the vehicle. Remote cables must be metallic (plastic or plastcu-wrapped cables are prohibited) and installed so they are protected in the event of an upset or collision. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations regarding installation, especially on bend radius and protection from crimping or kinking. All fire systems must use steel lines, steel or aluminum distribution nozzles and must be equipped with a pressure gauge. All bottles must be identified with a gross loaded weight figure. It is the responsibility of the competitor to weigh the bottle prior to each event.

 

ROLL BARS

  All roll bars must be within 6" of the rear, or side of the driver's head, extending in height of at least 3" above the driver's helmet with driver in normal position and at least as wide as the driver's shoulder or within 1" of the driver's door.

Must be adequately supported or cross-braced to prevent forward or lateral collapse of roll bar in case of spin out. Braces must be of the same diameter and wall thickness as the roll bar and intersect with the roll bar at a point not more than 5" from the top of the roll bar. Sidebar must be included on driver's side. The side bar must pass the driver at a point midway between the shoulder and elbow. All vehicles with OEM frame must have roll bar welded to frame. Installation of from connectors on uni-body cars does not constitute a frame and therefore it is not necessary to have the roll bar welded to the frame. Cars without frame must securely attach roll bar with 6" x 6" x 0.25" steel plates on top and bottom og floor bolted together with at least four 3/8" bolts and nuts. All chrome molly welding must be done by approved TIG Heliarc process. Mild steel welding must be approved wire feed process (MIG or TIG). Welding must be free of slag and porosity. Flush grinding welds are prohibited.

 

ROLL BAR MUST BE PADDED ANYWHERE DRIVERS HELMET MAY CONTACT IT WHILE IN DRIVING POSITION. ADEQUATE PADDING MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 1/4" COMPRESSION.

 

 

RACING REQUIREMENTS


  1. To determine classification, competitors must do a minimum of three (3) qualifying runs.

 

All drivers must attend driving school conducted by T.T.A.S.A. as set out by the ASRs.

 

DRIVING SCHOOLS

  All drivers must posses a valid driver's permit and/ or an Internationally Recognized Driving License before taking part in any event or timed qualifying practise.

  Any driver with no previous competition driving experience and any other driver specifically required to do so by the management committee of TTASA., must attend the driving schools organized by TTASA, and attain the required standard of driving competence and knowledge of the competition regulations before being allowed to compete with other cars on the drag strip.

  Due to the unavailability of competitors, cars will be grouped as per qualifying time and not by chassis, engine size or modification done to either or both.

 

CONDUCT

  Every competitor and official is expected to conduct himself as a gentleman, in a manner that will reflect credit on the sport of Automobile Racing.

The Race Director may remove a competitor or an official from the circuit if he fails to conduct himself properly.

 

APPEARANCE

  Vehicles participating drag events must be presentable in appearance at all times. Those considered improperly prepared may be rejected by the technical inspector. The appearance of personnel attending contestant vehicles is equally important, and is subject to the same considerations.

 

 

TTASA COMPETITION NUMBERS


  All contestants are required to display a permanent driver number at all TTASA events. Numbers are issued to drivers only and are available from TTASA.

  In order to be a legitimate race winner, a contestant's car must self-start and self-stage. This rule also applies to single runs. It is not allowable to push start a vehicle or to push-stage a vehicle. Staging must be done under the vehicle's own engine power. The final staging motion, using applied power, must be in a forward direction.

  Any car competing at TTASA events, must display the driver's competition number. Numbers must be a minimum 8" high and 2" wide. Driver's competition number and class designation must be displayed in a legible manner in a contrasting colour to the vehicle's background colour, or light colour on windows, in a prominent position, and clearly visible to the Tower Personnel. Class and numbers must be in the form of permanent decals or paint.

 

 

POINTS SYSTEM


Points will be awarded in all classes as follows:

 

Place

4 Cars/ Bikes

3 Cars/ Bikes

2 Cars/ Bikes

1 Car/ Bike

1st

10 pts

6 pts

4 pts

2 pts

2nd

6 pts

4 pts

2 pts


3rd

4 pts

2 pts



















10 pts will be awarded for paid entry at the briefing meeting.

5 pts will be awarded to drivers attending the briefing meeting on the grid.

5 pts will be awarded for scrutineering on time.

 

 

REGISTRATIONS


  1. Entrance fees must be paid in advance. There will be no refunds for entrance fees.

      TTD$250 for  a local event, TTD$350 with foreign competition.

      NB TTD$50 is allocated for your FIA temporary license for race days.

  1. All drivers must fill out separate entry forms as in the case where you have one car and two drivers.
  2. All teams must register at least one week in advance, prior to the race meeting.
  3. Competition numbers will be allocated permanently to each competitor. These numbers must be displayed on the bonnet, right and left front doors. (Cars - 8" x 2"; Bikes 4" x 1").
  4. Competitors must park according to their E.T. times. There will be spaces allocated for the above.
  5. All entrants and their crew must wear their passes and/ or armbands at all times during a race day.

 

 

SCRUTINEERING AND INSPECTION


  All cars that were queried at the immediate previous race meeting and any others that were not inspected for the said previous race meeting, must be presented for inspection at least two (2) weeks prior to the upcoming race meeting. Regular scrutineering will be conducted. The same rule applies for bikes.

  Cars/ Bikes involved in any accidents or major part failure must be re-scrutineered before re-entry in to competition on the same race day or in practise on the day prior to race day.

 

 

 

CLASSIFICATION E.T. BRACKETS

 

  Classification/ E.T. brackets will run as follows-

 

E.T. Bracket

Secs.

Pit Pass Allocation

Service Vehicle Allocation

16 Secs.

16.99 secs. - 16.00 secs.

3

None

15 Secs.

15.99 secs. - 15.00 secs.

3

None

14 Secs.

14.99 secs. - 14.00 secs.

4

One

13 Secs.

13.99 secs - 13.00 secs.

4

One

12 Secs.

12.99 secs. - 12.00 secs.

5

One

11 Secs.

11.99 secs. - 11.00 secs.

5

One

10 Secs.

10.99 secs. - 10.00 secs.

6

Two

09 Secs.

09.99 secs. - 09.00 secs.

6

Two

08 Secs.

08.99 secs. - 08.00 secs.

7

Two

 

 

 

LANE CHOICE

 

  Lane choice is determined by elapsed times. The driver with the better qualifying E.T. gets lane choice.

 

 

SINGLE RUNS

 

  In situations where a driver is making a single run, he is considered the winner once he stages and receives the start signal. If a competitor crosses the boundary line on a single run, the elapsed time is voided for lane choice determination.

 

 

BURNOUTS

 

  Water Boxes will be provided at the starting line to assist burnouts.

 

 

DETERMINATION OF WINNERS

 

  The winner of an E.T. bracket is the competitor who wins two best in three races, between the two final cars. (The 5 rule applies to Final) the competitor shall not break his time brackets by more than 0.5 secs.

 

 

RED LIGHTS

 

   A competitor will lose his or her run if he or she red lights.

2 red lights~ A competitor who red lights 1st will lose his or her run.

 

 

INCOMPLETE COMPETITION

 

  If the racing event is terminated prior to the final round, positions will be allocated according to the fastest E.T. times in each bracket, with this information being gained from official competition up until where elimination was terminated, at the said racing event.

 

 

PRIZES AND TROPHIES

 

The criteria for awarding trophies to competitors for an event as far as sponsorship is concerned, must be submitted no later than the briefing meeting for that event by the sponsor.

Tokens may be given to those participants who were unable to place in an event.

In order to qualify for points, the competitor must bring his car to the starting line and compete.

There must be at least (3) three cars or bikes to make a class. Trophies will be given as follows.

 

1 car

medal

2 cars

trophy and medal

3 cars

1st, 2nd and medal

4 cars

1st, 2nd & 3rd



PROTEST REGULATIONS

 

  Only a driver or entrant taking part in a competition may enter a protest in that competition. He may protest any irregularity, decision, act or omission of the promoter, official, entrant or driver which he considers to be a violation of the regualtions, except he may not protest the refusal of an entry. Protests which have been submitted in writing and the agreed bond pasted, cannot be withdrawn.

  Protests must be made in writing together with a fee of TTD$500.00 for cars and bikes.

  The Race Director will as soon as practicable, either personally hear all parties and witnesses involved in the dispute, or else he may request the race officials to conduct such a hearing to consider testimony and other evidence. The Race Director will dispose of the protest and will advise all parties concerned of his decision. If a decision cannot be made immediately, he will advise the time and place the judgement will be announced.

  All parties concerned shall be bound by the judgement given, except in the case of a valid appeal. A counter portest does not cancel the originating protest.

 

TIME LIMITS

 

  Protests must be received by the Race Director within the following time limits:-

  1. Against the validity of entry, qualification of an entrant, driver or car - Prior to scheduled closing time for Technical Inspection.
  2. Against a mistake or irregularity during a competition - 30 minutes after the end of competition.
  3. Against the results of a competition - 30 minutes after posting of the results.

 

PROTESTS AGAINST CARS

 

  To be forwarded 30 minutes after the race in question.

  When a protest is made against a car's eligibility, the protester must post with the Race Director, in addition to the forms and fees specified, a cash bond adequate to cover the costs of any disassembly, inspection and assembly required, as determined as fair and reasonable by the Competition Committee.

  The prizes and other awards may be re-distributed when the protest period has elapsed, or at such time as all protests affecting the standings have been settled.

 

MALICIOUS PROTESTS

 

  If a protest is judged to have been fixed with malicious or spiteful intent or otherwise in bad faith, the portester may be found guilty and may be penalized.

 

 

PENALTIES

 

  Any driver, entrant, official or other participant who violates these rules or the Standing Supplementary Regulations of an event, attempts to bribe anyone connected with the event or activity, or is party to a fraud or other act prejudicial and the good reputation of motor sports, may be penalized.

  The Race Director shall have the right to publish notice that he has imposed a penalty and the reasons thereof and the person or body referred to in such notice shall have no right to act against the Motor Sport Body or the person publishing the notice.

 

 

RANGE OF PENALTIES

 

  Penalties that may be imposed in order of their severity are:-

  1. Time.
  2. Fine.
  3. Disqualification - The Race Director may disqualify a driver, an entrant or an automobile from competition in which case, rights to any awards in the competition are forefit, and the official results will advance the text competitors accordingly.
  4. Suspension of member's priviledges to take part in competition for a definite or indefinite period.
  5. Loss of accrued points.
  6. Expulsion -  for serious offences.

 

 

  If the car is found not to conform to the rules and the protest is allowed, the car will be returned to the protested party who will stand all expenses involved in the inspection and additionally be subjected to penalty assessed by the Race Director immediately.

  If an entrant or driver of a protested car does not allow inspection under these terms without good reason, he will be disqualified by the Race Director immediately.

 


 

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