Rules & Regulations
VINTAGE SPORTS 2000 NORTH AMERICA TECHNICAL AND SPORTING REGULATIONS
A. 1. Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Vintage Sports 2000 North America (VS2) is comprised of an odd number of Directors between 3 and 7 as determined by a majority of the Board based on member interest in serving on the Board, among other factors. The Board will include a Director from each of VS2’s three regions (Northeast, Midwest, Southeast) and up to four at-large Directors. If no member from a region is willing to serve as that region’s Director, then that position will remain vacant until a regional Director is available. The Board may add regional Directors to reflect VS2’s changing membership. All Directors must be VS2 members and are elected by VS2’s membership for terms of two years each with elections held annually towards the end of each calendar year for half the seats. Directors are requested to notify VS2’s Chairman by November 1st if they wish to resign from the Board. A committee comprised of the Directors will canvass the members and nominate new candidates for election. A majority of Directors constitutes a quorum and Board votes are decided by simple majority. In the event of a tie vote the matter will go to the full Board for consideration. If there is an even number of Directors and the full Board splits about a matter that involves a material change to these Technical and Sporting Regulations or to VS2’s general operation, the matter must be approved by a majority vote of the members. If the matter does not involve a material change to these Technical and Sporting Regulations or to VS2’s general operation, the last retired Director will be asked to cast the deciding vote. The Board may appoint officers as it deems necessary.
A. 2. Committees
The Board will appoint a Technical Committee to advise and implement these Technical and Sporting Regulations, subject to Board review and approval. The Technical Committee will be the focal point for eligibility and technical inquiries. The Technical Committee serves at the pleasure of the Board. The Board may appoint other committees to advise or manage other functions in the interest of VS2’s membership. Committee members must be VS2 members but need not be Directors.
A. 3. Conditions of Registration
Competitors who wish to participate in the VS2 Series must hold a valid VMC-member club competition license or other license accepted by the sanctioning organization of each race event. All competitors shall abide by the terms and conditions contained in these Technical and Sporting regulations. The VS2 does not sanction races; it is an organization that conducts a points championship at events sanctioned by other organizers (VARAC, SVRA, HSR, VDCA, VRG, VSCDA, VARA, SCCA and others) and advocates for Sports 2000 racers at these events.
A. 4. Race series
The Board of Directors will develop an annual race series with a points paying schedule. Points will be awarded for races on the schedule and awards may be given at the discretion of the Board.
A. 5. Compliance and Penalties
Cars in competition must comply with the Technical and Sporting Regulations and any Technical Bulletins. Entry at an event means that the member driver attests to the legality of their car and willingness to present their car for inspection and verification, if requested, by the sanctioning organization and/or the VS2. Penalties can be membership probation and/or loss of points. Non-compliant cars will not be scored.
A. 6. Decals
VS2 and sponsor decals are required for a Member to be eligible to win sponsor awards. Cars must display the class designation for the car (see Section B.1.) and the applicable minimum weight required for the car with its driver (either 1,310 pounds or 1,335 pounds) based on its engine specification (see Section C.14). The class designation shall be displayed in a prominent location on both sides of the car so it is visible with the body work in place and the minimum height for designations shall be 4 inches with a 1 inch stroke. The minimum weight designation shall be displayed in a manner that makes it easily visible during technical inspection.
A. 7. Car Numbers
Car numbers are reserved for participating Members for one year on a first-come, first-served basis, priority being given to car owners who want to reserve the same number they raced the previous year. VS2 member numbers may not be the number the sanctioning body assigns the member for a particular race.
A. 8. Membership
A membership application is available on the VS2 web site.
B. Class Structure
B. 1. Classes
Sports 2000 (S2) cars include Lola T-87/90, T-88/90, T-90/90, T-91/90; Pratt & Miller; Shannon; Swift DB-5; Doran; Reynard; Carbir; Van Diemen, Shrike P16 and all Vintage and Historic class cars substantially modified beyond their original specifications.Vintage Sports 2000 (VS2) cars include: Apache; Lola T-594, T-596, T-598, T-86/90; Royale RP38, RP42; Shrike P15; Swift DB-2; Tiga SC85, SC86, SC87.Historic Sports 2000 (HS2) cars include: Aquila; Chevron; Crossle; Lola T-490, T-492, T-590, T-592, T-592S; March; Martin, MRC/81 (Mariah); Ocelot; Robinson; RoyaleS2000M, RP37; Tiga SC78, SC79, SC80, SC81, SC82, SC83, SC84.
B. 2. Modifications
Safety modifications, as required by a sanctioning body, are permitted and required. Determining the class of an upgraded car will be based on the later of either the chassis origin or the bodywork. For example, a Swift DB2 chassis with DB5 bodywork will be classed as a DB5 (see the Technical Bulletin page for information about acceptable DB2 tail specifications). Cars substantially updated or modified beyond their original specifications or with rear diffusers, horizontal protrusions on the bottom edge of the sides of the car (ankle cutters), or added vertical protrusions on the top sides of the car (fences) that did not originally use these aerodynamic devices will be classed in the S2 class.Members racing a car not in compliance with these Technical and Sporting Regulations will be notified by a VS2 representative of the non-compliant issue(s). Failure to correct any issue(s) by the member’s third race will make the car/member ineligible for VS2 points and points earned to date will be forfeited. Similarly, members racing a series of different non-compliant cars will be ineligible for VS2 points.
B. 3. Chassis and Suspension Improvements
Structural improvements to chassis and suspension components are permitted in the interest of safety.
B. 4. Changes to Regulations
Changes to these Technical and Sporting regulations will be evaluated and determined by the Technical Committee. The Technical Committee will report its decisions to the Board of Directors. Changes deemed significant by a majority of the Board will require membership approval by a majority vote of the members.
C. Preparation Rules
C. 1. Definition
Open cockpit two (2) seater rear engine sports racing car using a standard Ford 2000 cc single overhead camshaft “NE” series engine with a two-venturi carburetor.Sports 2000 is a restricted class. Therefore any allowable modifications, changes, or additions are as stated herein. There are no exceptions. IF IN DOUBT, DON’T.
C. 2. Safety Requirements
Note that the VS2 does not sanction races. Rather it is simply a points championship of events sanctioned by other organizers and serves as an advocate for owners of Sports 2000 race cars. Modifications for safety are required as specified in the regulations of the sanctioning body organizing each event. VS2 recommends the safety requirements of the SCCA.[/size]
C. 3. Chassis
Unrestricted except that the use of carbon fiber composite structural materials is prohibited. No engine oil or water tubes are permitted within the cockpit. The engine will be mounted upright and aligned fore and aft in the chassis.
VS2 recommends that Swift DB2 and DB5 cars have a properly installed crush box fixed to the foremost bulkhead to protect the driver’s feet. The box should meet the following requirements:
=12pxIt shall enclose a volume of at least 864 cubic inches (.5 cubic feet).
=12pxIt shall extend at least 10 inches forward of the front bulk- head.
=12pxIt shall be constructed of aluminum at least .040 inches thick, carbon fiber or Kevlar.
=12pxThe box may have access holes not exceeding 90 square inches in total.
=12pxAll cars should have a longitudinal barrier in the left leg area forward of the dash substantially strong enough to prevent the left foot from moving more than 3 inches to the left of the vehicle centerline in the event of a side impact.
It is the intent of these rules to minimize the use of “ground effects” to achieve aerodynamic down force on the vehicle. Thus, the chassis and body surfaces that comprise the underside of the car shall not deviate from a flat plane by more than 2.5cm (one (l) inch). This deviation may not be used to create an aerodynamic device. For this purpose the underside is defined as being within the rectangular area along the length between the front edge of the front wheels and the rear edge of the rear wheels and across the outside of the front and rear rims. No aerodynamic devices (e.g. “skirts,” body sides, etc.) shall extend below this surface anywhere on the car to the rear of the front wheels.
C. 4. Bodywork Including Airfoils
a. The body shall provide a cockpit for two (2) seats and cover all mechanical components including wheels and suspension members except for the exhaust pipe, induction system, and camshaft cover which may protrude through the engine cover.
b. Between the front and rear axle lines the body shall:
1. Maintain over a minimum of 70% of the length of the wheel- base and over a depth of 20cm (7.9 inches) a minimum body width exceeding the greatest overall width across the tires less 15cm (5.9 inches).
2. Exceed in height the top of the tires over a width of 50cm (19.7 inches) excepting only cockpit and engine openings. There shall be no gap between the main body and the mudguards. The mudguards shall cover the full width of the tires around an arc of 120 degrees, which shall extend forward ahead of the axle centerline on the front and rear wheels and behind the rear wheels to at least 7.5cm (2.95 inches) above the axle center- line.
c. Maximum vehicle length forward of the front axle centerline: thirty- three (33) inches. Maximum vehicle length rear of the axle center- line: thirty-seven (37) inches.
d. The body above chassis level in the region of the cockpit shall not be reinforced in any way, which would complicate or hinder the rescue of the driver. The cockpit opening seen in plan view shall be symmetrical about the longitudinal axis of the car and shall be large enough for a horizontal rectangle of 80cm (31.5 inches) by 40cm (15.75 inches) to be passed through with its minor axis aligned with the vehicle’s longitudinal axis.
e. Space for two (2) seats shall be provided, each of at least 40cm (15.75 inches) width, and shall be positioned symmetrically about the vehicle’s longitudinal axis. There shall be at least 25cm (9.9 inches) wide foot space for both driver and passenger measured at the pedals. The passenger space should provide as much seat space, elbowroom, foot, and legroom in terms of length, width, and height as that of the driver. Battery boxes and fire systems are permitted in the passenger seat area.
f. Maximum height with driver on board, excluding safety rollover bar and mirrors, shall not exceed at any time 90cm (35.4 inches) measured from the ground.
g. Airfoils and/or spoilers mounted at the front of the vehicle are permitted. These airfoils and/or spoilers may only be adjusted in a horizontal plane.
h. Adjustable airfoils and/or spoilers mounted at the rear of the vehicle shall be in the form of a flat plane and may only be adjusted within +/- 20 degrees of vertical.
i. There shall be no gap between these surfaces, or other airfoil, and the main bodywork.
j. All ducted air for heat exchangers (water/oil) shall pass through those heat exchangers.
C. 5. Engine
The only permitted engine is the Ford 2 liter single overhead camshaft “NE” series engine or the 1971-74 Pinto/Capri 2 liter single overhead camshaft engine with nominal bore 91.18mm and stroke 76.95mm (Note: All blocks shall contain casting number HM6015BA, HM6015AA, HM6015BB, HM6015AB, HM6015DA, or HM6015AD. Dashes in the casting number are not relevant.). Production tolerances are permitted providing the total swept volume does not exceed 2000cc.
a. The rockers shall remain entirely unmodified. Alternate manufacturers may be used as long as the original materials and dimensions are the same. Camshafts must be from Ford Motor Company, or Crower part number E-57553 FF2000, or from the approved supplier. Camshaft geometry shall be stock. Offset keys are permitted. Tuftriding or Parkerizing is permitted. Maximum valve lift at determined points by camshaft rotation will be established. The use of a low rate substitute valve spring is permitted. Load characteristics of special checking spring: twelve (12) pounds at 1.417 inches, thirty (30) pounds at 1.000 inches. Maximum valve lift against cam angle with zero tappet clearance: 0.400 +/- 0.005. An adjustable camshaft sprocket which retains the same number of teeth and pitch as the stock sprocket may be used.
b. A standard crankshaft shall be used. Spot machining to achieve balance permitted. Tuftriding, Parkerizing, shot peening, shot blasting, and polishing are permitted. Minimum weight: twenty- seven point five (27.5) pounds.
c. The flywheel shall be a standard component or the approved alternate: Elite-001. The minimum weight is 14.4 pounds with ring gear. The flywheel may be machined to achieve minimum weight. Spot machining to achieve balance is permitted. Flywheel bolts are free and locating dowels are permitted. A 1600 GT starter ring may be fitted. The use of any single plate clutch is permitted provided no modification is made to the flywheel other than changing the points of attachment of the clutch to the flywheel. Carbon fiber clutches are not permitted.
d. Maximum compression ratio will be controlled as follows:
1. Minimum Cylinder Head combustion chamber volume 49cc (not including head gasket). Polishing and/or tooling of the cylinder head to achieve only the required combustion chamber volume is permitted.
2. Standard Ford gasket, Fel-Pro #8361PT, or Ferrea part number G50100 may be used. Gaskets will have a minimum thickness of .9mm, and a minimum diameter of cylinder aperture 92mm.
3. Pistons shall not protrude above cylinder block surface at TDC.
e. It is permissible to reshape inlet and exhaust port by removal of metal within limits. Addition of material in any form is prohibited. Maximum diameter of inlet port at manifold head face 39.5mm. Maximum dimensions of exhaust port at manifold face 35.5mm x 27mm. The distance between the valve centers and the angles of the valves shall not be altered.
f. Pistons shall be standard Ford Mahle, AE Hepolite, CP or JE. Pistons must be unmodified in any way except for balancing and as detailed herein.
The following combinations are permitted:
1. Mahle piston P/N 80HM6102LA with rings, pin, connecting rod (with bolts), but without bearings: Minimum permitted weight = 1332.5 grams.
2. Mahle piston P/N 85HM6102DA with rings, pin, connecting rod (with bolts), but without bearings: Minimum permitted weight = 1240 grams. NOTE: This piston may have either casting #90V108 or #90V118.
3. AE Hepolite piston P/N 21426, casting P/N 21426 (AE Hepolite) with rings, pin, connecting rod (with bolts), but without bearings: Minimum permitted weight = 1240 grams.
4. CP pistons P/N IV 2.0 LTR with rings, pin, connecting rod (with bolts), but without bearings: Minimum permitted weight = 1240 grams. Part number and Ivey logo stamped on wrist pins bosses.
5. JE piston P/N M-6102-B200 with rings, pin, connecting rod (with bolts), but without bearings: Minimum permitted weight = 1240 grams. NOTE: M-6102-B200 piston assembly is now made by JE and is visually different. ID marks: M-6102-B200, Ford racing logo. All marks pin stamped on wrist pin bosses.
Piston rings are unrestricted provided that:
1. One oil control and two compression rings are used.
2. No modification is made to the piston for the installation of rings. Localized machining of the gudgeon pin bosses to achieve balance and weight by simple machining; all external surfaces dimensions, and profiles shall remain standard with the exception of the top surface of the piston crown, which may have simple machining to achieve balance.
g. Valves may be of Ford manufacture or Ferrea part numbers VSOIN200 and VSOEX2000. Valves shall remain standard; no reprofiling or polishing is permitted. The original forty-five (45) degree seat angle shall be maintained.
=12pxMaximum face diameter inlet 42.2mm.
=12pxMaximum face diameter exhaust 36.2mm.
=12pxMaximum valve stem diameter 8.4mm.
h. Full connecting rods may be standard Ford, Cosworth, Oliver, or Crower. The approved Crower part numbers are SP93230B-4 or SP93230PF-4. Any rod bolts may be used. Floating piston pins may be used. Standard rod length must be 5.00 inches (+.005” -.010”). Machining is permitted to remove metal from the balancing bosses to achieve balance only. Tuftriding, Parkerizing, shot peening, shot blasting, polishing, etc., are permitted.
i. Maximum valve lift against cam angle with zero tappet clearance: (Lift measured in mm)
Angle Opening Closing Opening Closing
0 10.442 10.442 10.442 10.442
5 10.36 10.36 10.36 10.36
10 10.11 10.11 10.11 10.11
15 9.69 9.69 9.69 9.69
20 9.11 9.11 9.11 9.11
25 8.37 8.37 8.37 8.37
30 7.45 7.45 7.45 7.45
35 6.38 6.38 6.38 6.38
40 5.17 5.17 5.17 5.17
45 3.86 3.86 3.86 3.86
50 2.59 2.58 2.59 2.58
55 1.5 1.47 1.47 1.5
60 0.86 0.81 0.81 0.86
65 0.65 0.56 0.56 0.65
70 0.54 0.43 0.43 0.54
75 0.46 0.33 0.33 0.8
80 0.37 0.19 0.19 0.37
85 0.26 0.08 0.08 0.26
90 0.2 0.01 0.01 0.2
j. Engines will be mounted upright, and aligned fore and aft in the chassis.
k. A single carburetor only will be used on a standard inlet manifold. The carburetor will be a Weber 32/36 DGV 26/27mm venturi, its origin being from a 1600 GT “Kent” or 2000 SOHC NE engine. The Holly 5200 32/36 carburetor also may be used; carburetor with the swaged fuel inlet fitting shall be replaced by drilling and tapping the carburetor body for a threaded fitting. The air cleaner may be removed and a trumpet fitted, and jets may be changed, both throttles may open together, cold start devices and diffused bar may be removed, internal and external antisurge pipes may be fitted, and seals on emission control carburetors may be removed. The bottom of the lower column portion of the auxiliary venture may be machined for purposes of high speed enrichment. No other modifications are permitted. Chokes (venturi) shall remain standard and no polishing or profiling is permitted.
l. The addition of material by any means to any component is prohibited.
m. It is permitted, as a means of repair, to replace damaged valve seats and cylinder bores by replacement cast iron valve seat inserts and cast iron cylinder liners; valve guides may be replaced with cast iron or bronze, all to standard dimensions. Repairs to the cam towers to facilitate replacement of cam bearing and/or replacements of broken or cracked towers is permissible as long as the cam bearing center line is not changed and that one original cam tower is retained. Line boring of cam bearing caps is permitted.
n. Balancing of reciprocating and rotating parts is permitted only by removal of metal from locations so provided by the manufacturer.
o. Non-standard rocker covers are permitted providing they in no way improve the performance of the engine.p. Standard valve spring retainers shall be used, and single valve springs only are permitted. Shims are permitted, and valve springs are otherwise free.
q. Exhaust system and manifold are unrestricted, within SCCA safety regulations.
r. Lubrication system is unrestricted; dry sump is permitted. Localized machining of the cylinder block is permitted to allow fitting of the oil pump.
s. Oil coolers are unrestricted.
t. Cooling system unrestricted. The radiator, if housed in or incorporating a cowl air-scoop deflector, shall comply with body regulations.
u. Fuel Pump: Unrestricted.
v. Distributors are unrestricted providing they retain the original drive and location. The distributor is defined as the component, which triggers the L.T. current and distributes the H.T. current. The Ignition Timing may only be varied by vacuum and/or mechanical means. It is prohibited to use any other method or component to trigger, distribute, or time the ignition.
w. Only the standard inlet manifold shall be used. The ports may be reshaped by the removal of metal as long as the following dimensions are maintained: maximum size at head face = 1.437” (36.5mm), maximum size at carburetor flange = 3.405” (86.5mm) x 1.595” (40.5mm). The carburetor seat face may be machined to horizontal in the fore to aft plane. The diameter of the ports may exceed the above listed dimensions if the casting bore is untouched and in its original state. The water passages in the inlet manifold may be plugged. Holes in the inlet manifold resulting from the removal of emission/vacuum lines shall be plugged.
x. Gaskets and seals are unrestricted except for cylinder head gasket, which has the requirements listed in B.5.d.2. and the intake gasket. The intake gasket thickness must not exceed 1.1mm. Intake gasket is not to be construed as a spacer.
y. Pump, fan, and generator drive pulleys are unrestricted.
z. The crankcase breather may be altered or removed, but all breathers shall discharge into a catch tank.
aa. Mechanical tachometer drives may be fitted.
bb. Generators are optional.
cc. Standard oversize and undersize bearings are permitted. This does not allow reducing the bearing surface area by reducing the width of standard bearings.
dd. The use of non-standard replacement fasteners (nuts, bolts, screws, studs, and washers) which are not connected with or which do not support the intake manifold or any moving parts of the engine is permitted.
ee. Only modifications or additions specifically covered by these regulations are permitted. All engine components not covered by these regulations shall remain completely standard and unmodified.
ff. The use of the Fast Forward aluminum cylinder head is permitted with a minimum weight of 1335 lbs. but only in combination with the original camshaft; it may not be used with the alternate cam shaft. The following dimensions must be maintained:
Intake port maximum volume 70.0 cc.
Exhaust port maximum volume 52.0 cc.
Intake port surface to exhaust port surface 5.580 +/- 0.020 inches
Intake valve center line to (adjacent) exhaust valve center line 4.015 +/- 0.015 inches
Exhaust valve center line to (adjacent) exhaust valve center line 4.015 +/- 0.015 inches
The machine tool marks in the intake and exhaust ports must remain untouched for 0.750 inches from the respective gasket surfaces
gg. The alternative F/C Elgin Elite camshaft as per the period SCCA GCR regulations is permitted with the minimum weight of 1335 lbs. It may not be used with the aluminum cylinder head.
C. 6. Suspension
All parts shall be of steel or ferrous material, with the exception of hubs, hub adapters, bell cranks, pivot blocks, and bushes. Front and rear hub carrier material shall be steel or aluminum alloy. Titanium prohibited.
Springs: steel only. (Rear hub carrier material on car manufactured before January 1, 1983 is unrestricted, but replacement parts shall be steel or aluminum alloy.)
C. 7. Brakes
a. Only the following ferrous calipers are permitted: AP LD19, AP LD20, AP LD65, ICP-20L/R, ICP-65R, ICP-14F, Girling 12SP and Girling 14F.
b. Aluminum alloy calipers of two-piece construction (split into two halves that are fastened together by bolts) having no more than 4 pistons and 2 brake pads are permitted. Spacers placed between caliper halves to adjust for rotor width are permitted. Maximum one caliper per wheel.
c. Brake rotors must be ferrous. Rotor hats/bells must be ferrous or aluminum alloy.
C. 8. Shock Absorbers
Design: Unrestricted. Case material: steel or aluminum alloy.
C. 9. Steering
C. 10. Wheels and Tires
Thirteen (13) inch diameter wheels with maximum front rim width of six 6) inches and rear eight ( inches are the only wheel sizes permitted. Material is unrestricted providing it is metal.
C. 11. Transmission
a. The gearbox shall include an operable reverse gear, capable of being engaged by the driver while normally seated, and contain not more than four forward gears. The ratios are unrestricted.
b. Rear wheel drive only is permitted.
c. Final drive ratio is unrestricted.
d. The differential cannot be modified in any way to limit its normal function. Torque biasing, limited slip, and lock differentials are prohibited. Excessive shimming of the differential is prohibited.
e. The use of automatic and/or sequentially shifted gearbox is prohibited.
f. Electro-mechanical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and/or similarly operated gear change mechanisms and differentials are not permitted. Gear changes must be made through direct mechanical linkage, e.g., by rod or cable. Devices that in any way automate engine speed matching, interrupt ignition, and/or interrupt fuel for the purpose of assisting gear changes are not permitted.
g. Gearboxes with shafts that are transverse to the longitudinal axis of the chassis are not allowed. The sole exception is the gearbox final drive (crown wheel) shaft axis and final drive shafts (half shafts). All change gears must be located in the case aft of the final drive.
C. 12. Fuel Capacity
41 liter (10.8 gal) maximum.
C. 13. Electrical
A self starter is mandatory, operated by the driver. A stoplight and a rain light of at least fifteen (15) watts rating are required.
C. 14. Minimum Weight:
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Cars may be weighed at any time by the sanctioning group for an event.
C. 15. Windscreens are optional
C. 16. Bulkheads and Cells
Fuel cells shall be isolated by means of bulkheads and so vented in case of spillage, leakage, or a failure of the cell that fuel and fumes will not pass into the driver or engine compartment or around any part of the exhaust system. No part of any oil or water tank shall be exposed to any part of the driver and passenger compartment. There shall be a liquid tight and fireproof bulkhead separating the fuel tank(s) from the cockpit.
[size=150]D. Technical Bulletins
Please see separate heading Technical Bulletins
E. Driver Conduct and Safety
E. 1. VS2’s Objectives
VS2’s objective is to promote the preservation and enjoyment of Sports 2000 cars in a racing venue emphasizing driver safety and etiquette. Racing is an inherently dangerous sport. The proper attitude of the driver is integral in reducing risk and enhancing our Member’s appreciation of the sport.
E. 2. Rules of the Road.
a. VS2’s goal is to support the sanctioning organization’s desire to operate a safe event. By emphasizing rules of conduct, we all know how we are expected handle on track decisions.
b. Driver attitude: It is important to understand how vintage and historic racing is different from other forms of auto racing. Race groups often include cars that have very different speed potentials. Even when lap times are similar, one car may be much quicker down the straights while another may be able to brake later or carry more cornering speed. The result is that two cars may seem to be in each others way often. Run groups often have very experienced drivers racing at 9/10 in fast cars mixed with drivers with limited experience driving cars with less speed potential, happy to be driving at 7/10. Such is the nature of vintage and historic racing. This means the Member driver must understand and accept these differences and be willing to adjust their driving to accommodate all drivers and cars.
c. Overtaking: It is the responsibility of the overtaking car to plan, execute and complete a safe pass. The car being passed has the right of way until the pass is completed safely. Despite the passing flag (blue w/ yellow diagonal) being shown to a slower car, that slower car is not required to yield the line through a turn. If the passing car is clearly ahead of the overtaken car at or before the turn in point, the passing car must not compromise the safety of the overtaken car. The overtaken car may yield the apex, but the overtaking car must not push the overtaken car off the road. You have not completed a pass until the rear of your car is in front of the car being passed. Only then, have you fulfilled responsibly a safe, clean pass.[/size]
Being overtaken: All drivers have a responsibility to keep an eye on their mirrors. You must be aware of the cars that maybe be about to pass you. If the car behind you is clearly a faster car, or you simply desire the car to pass you, point to the side you want to be passed on. This is best done as you exit a corner. That point-by is valid until you reach the turn in point for the next corner. When you give a point-by, stay on your normal line. The only exception is when you give a point by as you are approaching a corner. In that case, you are indicating that you will share the turn with the overtaking car. You MUST then leave room for the faster car to make a pass by sharing the corner with them.
d. In-traffic: When in heavy traffic typical of the first few laps, it is imperative that you not make any rapid line changes without first being sure that you are not going move into the path of another car or cause contact between cars.
Blocking: When racing for position with another car, you may not make more than one lateral move. You must not intentionally or repeatedly deprive the other car racing room. You must not make sudden, unpredictable moves off your normal line to “shut the door” on the other car.
Damage avoidance: If a car ahead loses control, you should treat this as an automatic waving yellow. The cars in front of you may slow to avoid contact. Do not pass. When you get past the car in trouble, you may resume racing[size=120]
D.1 NAC-SRCC Technical Bulletin #1 – January 25, 2005[/size]
Swift DB-2 Bodywork:
The NAC-SRCC Technical Committee has been asked to clarify the proper configuration and dimensions of the legal and desired DB-2 bodywork, specifically the tail.
While the top overall length dimension, including the integral spoiler on the DB-5 tail, is identical to the top overall length dimension, including the detachable “duckbill” extension on the DB-2, it is mandatory that the top dimension of any car presented, under no circumstance, be more than 74″ long. The side dimensions of the tail in NAC-SRCC-legal configuration are required to be the dimensions shown in Figure 2. The “duckbill,” while preferably detachable as original, must be no larger than the dimensions in Figure 3. The duckbill is available for sale from Motorsports Composites in Wisconsin for a reasonable price. The duckbill may be made of fiberglass or aluminum and must have a wicker mounted on a vertical plane at the rearmost point on the duckbill.
It is possible to reduce the side length of a DB-5 tail to the dimension in Figure 2 and attach a duckbill not exceeding the dimensions in Figure 3 for use in the NAC-SRCC series. Remember, our goal is to present the cars in their most historically accurate form – specifically as they were raced before the December 31, 1986 eligibility cut-off date.