FUELTOPIA BARREL SPRINT RULES & REGULATIONS 2017
All entrants will be issued with a unique Fueltopia race number. This number is transferable from year upon year and will be revoked after a full season of no attendance.
Drivers race numbers must be displayed clearly on rear of the car ñ Vinyl decals will be provided upon registration
All entrants will be provided with sunstrips upon registration – These must be fixed to the top of the windscreen (if fitted) for the driver to be elibible to accumulate points for the championship.
Replacement sunstrips are £5 each after the initial one is supplied free of charge.
AWD ñ all wheel drive
RWD ñ rear wheel drive
FWD ñ front wheel drive
U1 ñ kit car/purpose built such as Caterhams, etc.
SPONSORS AND SERIES STICKERS
These will be offered to all drivers and are mandatory for all drivers to add them to the car for the race day ñ sponsors help support the series.
All chassis must be from a major manufacturer.
All chassis are not required to be street-legal.
All entrants are down to the acceptance of the chief marshal and will be discussed in drivers briefing.
Chassis modifications are allowed.
Suspension modifications are allowed.
Bodykits and body modifications are allowed. However, aero fins or protruding bodywork will be examined in scruitneering on an individual basis. Cars must run front bumpers, bonnets and maintain a professional and clean look.
All cars must have adequate braking system as OEM. Upgrading to hydraulic handbrake is strongly recommended.
Competitors are permitted to use all E-Marked tyres ñ Tyres that are showing threads, starting to de-laminate, have visible missing chunks or deemed unsafe by staff will not be tolerated.
Open modifications to engines are accepted. Oil leaks and leakage from coolant are not accepted. All teams must make sure engine bays are maintained. Oil breather catch tanks mandatory for open breather system.
Any mixed fuel powered cars i.e methanol/petrol mix must be identified to scruitneering staff and carry a 70mm diameter orange circular sticker adjacent to the race number. There must also be a suitable fire extinguisher in the team pits during refuelling.
Any fuel system components in the passenger area of the vehicle i.e. fuel tank/pump/swirl pot must be separated by a sealed bulkhead.
Electrical cut off switches are strongly encouraged.
Aftermarket bucket seats are strongly encouraged. OEM seats must be in road legal condition.
Drivers must have windows fully closed on the track.
Ballast location inside the vehicle to alter the weight distribution is free.
The ballast should be mechanically secured to the vehicle and be painted yellow and visible to car checks.
The use of visible tow hooks is strongly recommended
Rear brake lights must be operational (mandatory)
All batteries must be fully secure.
Performance exhausts are allowed. Modifications to the exhaust system are allowed. Some tracks might require a 95Db limit ñ Fueltopia will do all it can to notify drivers on noise restricted tracks.
OPEN TOP/RAG TOP
Open top cars or soft tops are advised to run a safety hoop or roof shell.
Not mandatory ñ but encouraged if possible.
Your car will be checked over the first time you register at an event and your 2017 Championship Log Book will be filled in making sure you comply with the following regulations.
There will be random spot checks throughout the year to ensure your vehicle is eligible to compete.
Any changes made to the vehicle must be notified to staff for it to be re-checked.
All drivers & cars must be signed off by the Fueltopia safety marshal ñ mandatory with no exceptions.
All vehicles must comply with the following:
1) Seat belt of harness in good condition
2) Windscreen clean and safe
3) Battery secure
4) Boot seats and footwells empty
5) Rear brake lights working
6) Tyres E marked, properly inflated with no splits
7) Ballast coloured yellow and secure
8) No fluid leaks of any kind
9) All body panels secure and presentable
10) Properly secured wheels ñ no alloy nuts or bolts
11) Mixed fuel orange sticker and extinguisher in pits
12) Firewall for fuel system if required
DRIVERS AND TEAMS
Full length clothing must be worn while racing – no t-shirts ñ nylon is not permitted.
Race helmets are MANDATORY
Drivers are strongly encouraged to complete a driver profile for the Icaris timing system.
Login will be provided at registration.
Drivers/teams are encouraged to socially engage with Fueltopia.
Teams & drivers must make every effort to look presentable in the pits. Despite being a grassroots motorsport, weíd encourage those who come as teams to have some type of uniform i.e matching t-shirts in team colours print. Clean and tidy.
Likewise teams will be asked to make sure that competing cars are clean and presentable for the day. Also before the battle rounds Fueltopia will require all cars to be re-freshed and cleaned if required.
A professional appearance of crew and car will only help elevate our sport. This helps raise its profile and will open opportunity for extended media, venues.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Any un-sportsman-like conduct, unnecessary, reckless and/or unsafe driving of any kind, in and /or around the pit lane, staging lane, run-off, will automatically result in a disqualification. Unacceptable behaviour towards staff will not be tolerated.
This includes comments etc on social media.
DRUGS & ALCOHOL
Any consumption, and/or use of drugs, narcotics and/or alcohol prior or during an Fueltopia event will result in an automatic disqualification.
Each team will be directed to their own pit space by Fueltopia staff. If you have a specific need or are bringing large support vehicles, please make Fueltopia admin aware before each event.
Teams are strongly advised to bring an ezy-up cover (4x4m) to park cars underneath
Ground sheets or flooring is mandatory for any works to take place on cars in the pits.
Each team/Racer must bring a fire extinguisher for their own pit area
Teams are strongly encouraged to bring a professional look and feel to their area ñ tidy, tools neatly away, tyres stacked
All used tyres must be taken away ñ left tyres will result in a fine
All drivers must sign on at the dedicated sign on area. This is indicated with signage or under direction of the Fueltopia staff.
Each driver MUST supply a European driving licence to enter ñ no exceptions will be taken on racedays unless with prior written agreement with Fueltopia Ltd.
Special terms need to be adhered to for underage or non licencensed drivers. Contact must be made in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Drivers must show or clearly display sign-on wristbands when asked.
Drivers will be issued with a 2017 Championship Log Book in which you will need to complete your driver and vehicle details.
The Championship Log Book must be presented at registration of every event along with your driving licence.
No log book at registration will result in a £10 fine and at which time Fueltopia will provide a new book and a full first inspection will be undertaken again before you can compete.
All drivers must complete the 2017 Championship Log Book waiver form at every event.
Driver registration is for one car per class. To enter more than one car or drive will require additional sign on process and fee.
A mandatory drivers briefing will be held ahead of open track at Fueltopia events. All drivers must check schedules at race control.
Any driver that does not attend drivers briefing will not be permitted to attend practice and/or compete.
Fueltopia will allow an open practice session at the start of each day.
Each driver has 4 qualifying runs within the nominated time.
2 runs must be taken on left lane and 2 runs must be taken on right lane.
The fastest time of the 4 qualifying will be placed into the leaderboard. Only the fastest top 16 will progress
The top 16 drivers will be selected to battle from qualifying session
Battles will be on top 16 table,example 1 Vs. 16, 2 Vs. 15, etc.
Each class of drive will have its own battles (RWD/FWD/AWD/U1).
Once the races are called they cannot be altered or drivers may not switch.
Winning drivers decided by the times will proceed forward in the competition.
In battles the 5 minute rule will apply. This can only be called once per event.
If a driver cannot make it to the start line within a reasonable time once their competitor is already lined up due to an issue with their vehicle they may call a 5 minute timeout. The competitor may make repairs but must be back ready to start within the 5 minutes.
The 5 minutes start when the mechanics begin work on the car.
This must be called with the Event or Race manager who will be responsible for timing it.
The race tree will indicate a jump start ñ this will result in a DNF.
Hitting a barrel, a visible movement will result in a 2 second penalty to be added to the completed time.
All drivers must take one barrel in the opposite direction on any run.
Failure to do so will result in a DNF.
Leaving the racing lane will result in a DNF.
FBS SPECIAL STAGES
Fueltopia may be introducing ëspecialsí at some rounds, these will be announced in driver briefings. The track and sequence of the racing line might be subject to change.
The FBS track is 100m long where possible with additional space for staging and over run.
Each lane will be a max of 14m wide with barrels placed along the track at predetermined intervals.
At the end of the track drivers will be told which lane must give way.
Cutting across a race lane will result in a DNF it will also be subject to a 3 strike rule. If a driver gets 3 strikes their racing day will end, with no refund or reimbursement.
Cutting across the ërun-offí will also result in a 3 strike warning system.
Donuts at the end of the track or re-entry in reverse flow of traffic will not be tolerated.
TIMING AND RESULTS
FBS timing and results will be provided by Portatree Systems LTD.
Timing results will be supplied via the ICARIS Race Solutions system.
The staging lane is considered hot ñ only 1 crew member will be allowed to attend the car.
No static/rolling burnouts in staging ñ tyre warming may happen on start line or as in breifing.
5mph speed limit
Championship points are awarded as follows –
Fastest time of the day in each class – 2 points
Non qualifiers ñ 1 point
Top 16 ñ 3 points
Top 8 ñ 4 points
4th ñ 6 points
3rd ñ 7 points
2nd ñ 8 points
1st ñ 10 points
Each class RWD/AWD/FWD/U1 will compete in separate top 16 finals.
All podium winners will be awarded with a trophy and championship points.
A cash prize will only be given to the first placed competitor where in their class more than 5 competitors entered at the start of the day.
All teams and drivers must be on hand to talk to invited and guest media.
For any additional information then please contact race admin
Each tuner/garage can field a team
The team will be consist of two drivers, they can be split across AWD and RWD or be specific to AWD or RWD.
Team drivers must run a team livery and adhere to all rules as listed in the 2017 Rules & Regulations
Tuners must nominate their representing ëteamí drivers at the start of the season. Once these drivers are nominated their will be no changes allowed until the end of the last round.
Tuners can then replace and update itís representing drivers in ëdowní season
Points will be awarded to the placement of each driver based on their performance at each round ñ this will then be placed into a leadership table.
(points will be awarded as: 1st place 10 points, 2nd place 8 points, 3rd place 7 points, 4th place 6 points, 5-8th place 4 points, 9th-16th place 3 points)