T89 Designs - Class T Championship

Formerly known as Class S for Single Seater & Aero vehicles and following the JTSS calendar as an additional mini-series the new Class T Championship allows for more running now by expanding to include the Japanese Sprint Series calendar as well. This allows competitors more options to run their specialised vehicles throughout the year and provides better structure as a lot of the existing competitors took part in the guest classes of selected JSS rounds already. So the championship remains the same in that it’s still the best 6 rounds that count towards it but now there is a choice of 16 dates rather than 8. We’ve also split the field into two classes to give the lower powered cars something to aim for as well so there should be something for everyone.
 
We’d also like to thank Callan Trump who joins us this year as the sponsor of Class T with T89 Designs. A competitor in the series himself, Callan through www.T89.co.uk which is your one stop shop for race car design and manufacture. T89 offers services such as corner weight set-up, geometry alignment, custom design and manufacture, wing design and manufacture and even several home build race car designs.
 
Events are available to book via the SHOP
 

 

T89 Designs Class T Championship – 2019 Regulations

Version 2019.01

 

1 - Entry

1.1 - Drivers must have a full, valid driving licence for the class of vehicle being used. MSA/MUK race licences may be used as proof of competence but does not count as a competition licence for our events.

1.2 – An IOPD Competition Licence is required for every entrant; this can be purchased on the day by simply filling in the application form, £10 per event or £20 for the year.

1.3 - Entries will close at Midnight on the Tuesday before each event. Entry after this time will not be permitted and cancellations/exchanges will not be possible. Any vehicle changes must be approved from the organiser prior to the event.

1.4 - Each event will have a base entry price until two weeks before entries close after which time the entry fee will increase by £20.

1.5 - Championship registration costs £10 and must be booked via the website prior to the event in order to score points.

1.6 - Competitors are issued with a pair of competition plates for their first event which must be displayed as supplied on the side of the vehicle at all times throughout the event. Replacement numbers are available at extra cost and must be ordered no later than one week prior to the event; vehicles without these numbers will not be permitted to run.

 

2 – Class Structure

The new Class T is an expansion on the previous Class S for heavy aero and single seater vehicles. Running alongside the Javelin Trackdays Sprint Series we’ve now included the sister Japanese Sprint Series events as well to give you more opportunities to run. Class T is limited to just 16 entrants unless there is more demand and spare capacity from the other series as well.

 

As we currently have a small but loyal following in this category we intend to divide the field into two classes but should we get to the first round and there are not sufficient entries in the series to warrant it then we may reduce that down to a single class as previous years if there is a demand to do so.

 

T1 - Higher Powered Vehicles

T2 - Lower Powered Vehicles

 

We expect the smaller engine single seater cars to go into T2 with the faster single seaters and heavy aero vehicles i.e. radicals making up T1. The dividing line should be obvious to most former entrants already but we will officially assign it once we have a clearer idea of the entry field before the first round.

 

3 – Event Awards

3.1 - Event awards will be presented at the end of the individual event. Trophies are only available to collect from the awards presentation; they will not be available after the event.

3.2 - Trophies will be presented to the fastest 3 drivers overall from qualifying classes.

3.3 - If a class has 2 or more entries then the class winner will receive a trophy, if a class has 4 or more entrants then the runner up will also qualify for a trophy, if a class has 6 or more entrants then the 2nd runner up will receive a trophy.

 

4 –Championships

4.1 – Drivers must have registered to score championship points prior to a round to score points from it.

4.2 - Competitors are only eligible to score points in the vehicle they have originally registered for the day unless approval is given from the organisers.

4.3 - Competitors may change their class and retain their points however all points will be applied to the highest class entered at any point of the series.

4.4 - Championship points are gathered from the competitor’s best 6 results over the year. Competitors that have scored in more than 6 events can drop their lowest scores.

4.5 - To qualify for a championship trophy at the end of the year a competitor must have competed in at least 4 events and have registered for the championship.

4.6 - Championship awards are given at the end of season presentation at the final round.

4.7 - The top 3 cars overall in the championship will qualify for trophies.

4.8 - The top 3 cars in each class will be awarded trophies where there are enough qualifying drivers.

4.9 - Championship points will be awarded with 100 Points for 1st, 99 for 2nd, 98 for 3rd, etc.

4.10 - A tie will be decided in the favour of the driver with the most wins and then seconds, thirds, etc. In the event of a complete draw the driver who scored their highest result first will be deemed to be the winner.

 

5 – Vehicles & Safety

5.1 - Vehicles must be safe and mechanically sound.

5.2 - All vehicles will be subject to scrutineering and should be fit for purpose. The driver is responsible for ensuring the car fully complies with the regulations – being passed by the scrutineer is not a guarantee that it is fault free.

5.3 - It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is both safe, mechanically sound and not leaking any fluids both before and during the event.

5.4 - All competing vehicles will be provided with and will need a VSD (Vehicle Safety Declaration) which you will be required to sign before competing.

5.5 - All competitors will need to complete a CVF (Class Verification Form) stating that they comply with the class they have entered onto; this must be presented at signing on.

5.6 - Vehicles must have sufficient practical roll over protection and crash structures in place and the drivers helmet must not the outside of the protected area.

5.7 - Vehicles must have no sharp edges near the driver.

5.8 - Vehicles must be free of any loose objects.

5.9 - Any harnesses must be fitted according to the manufacturer’s instructions and must be in a good, safe condition. Harnesses must be worn correctly by the driver.

5.10 - It is recommended that all vehicles carry a fire extinguisher that is accessible by the driver and properly and firmly secured whilst in motion.

5.11 - Fuel – must be petrol / diesel - commercially available race fuel and octane boosters allowed.

5.12 - High spec vehicles should ideally be fitted with an FIA approved cut off switch, those without should have the earth lead/negative battery terminal clearly indicated with brightly coloured tape (ideally yellow).

5.13 - In the case of vehicles with switchable maps the map with the highest performance will be used to determine its class.

5.14 - Vehicles should be fitted with a means of recovery i.e. towing eye, towing points. The location of any concealed towing points should be highlighted on the exterior of the vehicle to aid recovery.

 

6 - Tyres

6.1 - Tyre cutting is not permitted.

6.2 - Warming of tyres prior to the start of each run is not permitted.

 

7 - Noise

7.1 - Vehicles must pass and conform to the noise requirements set out below, vehicles failing these tests will be subject to exclusion from the event. Where the circuit staff carry out their own noise testing all decisions by them will be final.

a). STATIC TEST – A maximum of 105dB at ¾ maximum revs measured 0.5m from the end of the exhaust pipe at an angle of 45 degrees. If we suspect that mechanical noise is giving a false reading then we will perform a test at 2m from the vehicle at 90 degrees from the centre.

b). DRIVEBY TEST - A maximum of 92dB at 20m trackside or equivalent driveby at shorter distances.

7.2 - Any vehicle persistently back firing will be excluded.

7.3 - Anti-Lag Systems are not permitted.

7.4 - Launch Control is permitted providing it is under the noise limit.

7.5 - Any vehicle breeching the driveby noise limit will have that run disqualified and faces exclusion from the event if the problem is not rectified.

 

8 - In Car Cameras

8.1 - Video and photographic equipment is allowed in car, but the installation must be securely mechanically mounted.

8.2 - No handheld equipment is permitted.

8.3 - Helmet cameras are not permitted.

 

9 - Results, Timing & Runs

9.1 - Results will be available online throughout the event.

9.2 - Results are final after 15 minutes, unless a protest is officially lodged with an event steward.

9.3 - Any competitor who deviates from the course by more than 2 wheels or as set out in the morning briefing will be awarded a void run and no time will be recorded.

9.4 - Any competitor who hits any of the course equipment i.e. cones/blocks will be awarded a void run and no time will be recorded. Persistent offenders will be warned and may forfeit further runs if they continue to disrupt the event.

9.5 - Competitors that have been deemed to have been held up on track due to an incident or catching another competitor will be awarded a rerun, determining whether one is needed is solely down to the discretion of the organisers based on marshals reports. A rerun can only be completed during the same run.

9.6 - Competitors are required to participate in their runs in order, if a competitor does not take part in a run then that run is forfeit.

9.7 - Competitors will participate in 1 untimed practice run and then up to 6 timed runs (subject to course length, entry levels and any incidents on the day).

9.8 - If a run is not completed by all eligible competitors before the specified venue closing time due to an incident causing delay then the times for that run will not be counted for the purpose of results.

9.9 - Competitors are required to take part in each run in the instructed by the event organisers in the briefing, it is the drivers responsibility to prepare for each run on time. Anyone attempting to gain an advantage by deliberately running out of sequence (i.e. drying track) will forfeit that run.

9.10 - Warming the tyres or brakes either inside or outside of the paddock or venue is not permitted and anyone found to be doing so may forfeit runs.

9.11 - Only the driver is permitted in the vehicle during a run, passengers are only permitted during the sighting laps and only in the front seats. Passengers can only be other drivers who are signed onto the event.

 

10 – Driver Attire

10.1 - All participants are required to wear flame proof overalls that are in good condition and suitable for purpose.

10.2 - Helmets must be suitable for the activity and in a good, safe condition. All helmets must be full face with a visor and helmets with protruding chins are not permitted.

10.3 - Drivers must wear gloves.

 

General Notes

Groundsheets to be used for servicing vehicles

It is essential to work safely, especially when refuelling.

No Smoking whilst refuelling is taking place.

Petrol must be stored in suitably marked containers.

Oil spillages – must be cleaned up and we advise the use of drip trays.

The jacking up of vehicles must be carried out proficiently and axle stands should be used at all times.

Rubbish – must be placed in bins or taken home with you at the end of the day. We aim to leave the paddock in a better condition than when we arrived.

You must obey speed limits in pit and paddock areas usually 10mph.

No testing, wheel spinning, donuts, showing off etc in the pit and paddock areas.

Anyone found to be in an unauthorised area will face exclusion from the event.

Failure to adhere to the above may get you excluded from the event.

 

Javelin Trackdays reserves the right to amend or change these regulations as needed to ensure the fair running of the series.

 

Javelin Trackdays reserves the right to exclude entrants from any event or series if they are found to be in breach of these regulations or conducting themselves in a manner likely to bring the series into disrepute.