2017 Javelin Trackdays Sprint Series Regulations

1 - Entry
1.1 – Drivers must have a full, valid driving licence.
1.2 – A Competition Licence is required for every entrant; this can be purchased on the day, £5 per event or £15 for the year. (2017 Prices TBC).
1.3 – Entries will close at Midnight on the Tuesday before each event. Entry after this time will not be permitted.
1.4 – Each event will have a base entry price until one week before entries close after which time the entry fee will increase by £20 for the final week.
 
2 – Class Structure
Javelin Trackdays decision on assigned class is final and all vehicles will be inspected at scrutineering to make sure they are assigned correctly. Some vehicles will not be an obvious fit for any particular class so if you are unsure then please contact us to discuss it.
 
Subclasses are designed to be open to interpretation as the wide range of vehicles and possible modifications can create a huge range of potential performances from similar vehicles. It is intended that the majority of entrants will be in subclasses 2-3 with 1 & 4 providing an upper and lower limit on performance so that they are not unfairly competing with others or being forced to compete with much more powerful vehicles themselves. We’ve provided some basic guidelines below to give you the impressions of what we intend should be in each class.
Javelin Trackdays reserves the right to move entrants into a different class at will if we feel it is a better fit to the series
 
Class A Performance Production - Highly modified production vehicles along with the faster vehicles from the Trackday Production Class, a high level of performance enhancing parts can be fitted.
Subclass
1 – High Power, Turbo or 2000cc+ 4WD vehicles, Extreme Performance 2WD Vehicles.
2 – High Power, 1595+ Turbo or 2000cc+ NA 2WD vehicles
3 – Medium Power, NA Vehicles between 1700cc – 2000cc, Under 1595cc Turbo Vehicles
4 – Low Power, Most vehicles under 1700cc
Vehicles in subclasses 2, 3 & 4 running non e-marked tyres will advance a subclass up to A2 unless the organiser determines that no noticable advantage is being gained from their use.
 
Class B Trackday Production - Your average trackday vehicle, a medium level of performance enhancing parts can be fitted.
Subclass
1 – High Power, Turbo or 2000cc+ 4WD vehicles, Extreme Performance 2WD Vehicles.
2 – High Power, 1595+ Turbo or 2000cc+ NA 2WD vehicles
3 – Medium Power, NA Vehicles between 1700cc – 2000cc, Under 1595cc Turbo Vehicles
4 – Low Power, Most vehicles under 1700cc
 
Class C Road Production - Mainly standard road vehicles, some cosmetic upgrades and minor performance enhancements are permitted. Vehicles must have full interior.
Subclass
1 – Max Power, Turbo or 2000cc+ 4WD vehicles, vehicles over 3200cc
2 – High Power, 1595+ Turbo or 2000cc-3200cc NA 2WD vehicles
3 – Medium Power, NA Vehicles between 1700cc – 2000cc, Under 1595cc Turbo Vehicles
4 – Low Power, Most vehicles under 1700cc
 
Class F Specialist Vehicles - Lotus Seven & kit car style vehicles.
Subclass
1 - High Power, High performance vehicles, high capacity car or bike engines.
2 – Medium Power, The average Lotus Seven type vehicle.
3 – Low Power, Generally vehicles with the smaller engines.
Vehicles in subclasses 2 & 3 running non e-marked tyres will advance a subclass unless the organiser determines that no noticable advantage is being gained from their use.
 
Class S Single Seater & Aero – Single Seaters and heavily aero based vehicles i.e. radicals.
Entries limited to 10 per event.
Not counted in overall results and only eligible for class awards.
 
3 - Trophies, Championship & Points
3.1 – Trophies will be presented to the fastest 3 drivers overall.
3.2 – 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.
3.3 – Championship points will be awarded with 100 Points for 1st, 99 for 2nd, 98 for 3rd, etc
3.4 – Event awards will be presented at the end of the individual event, championship awards will be presented at an end of season presentation at the final round. Trophies are only available to collect from the awards presentation, they will not be available after the event.
3.5 – 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.
3.6 – Competitors are only eligible to score points in the vehicle they have registered for the day unless approval is given from the organisers.
3.7 - Championship points are gathered from the competitors best 6 results over the year. Competitors that have scored in more than 6 events can drop their lowest scores.
3.8 – To qualify for a championship trophy at the end of the year a competitor must have competed in at least 3 events.
 
4 - Vehicles
4.1 – Vehicles are not required to have an MOT but must be of at least an equal standard, safe and mechanically sound. Road tax is not required.
4.2 – 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 – every detail cannot be checked every time.
4.3 – It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is both safe and mechanically sound both before and during the event.
4.4 - All competing vehicles will be provided with and will need a VSD (Vehicle Safety Declaration) which you will be required to sign before competing.
4.5 – Vehicles must have sufficient practical roll over protection where required.
a). Convertible and open top vehicles in all classes must have sufficient practical roll over protection in the form of roll hoops or a roll cage or be fitted with a hard top.
b). Class A1, F & S Vehicles – Must be fitted with a roll cage or have suitable roll over and impact structures in place in the case of single seater & specialist production type vehicles.
c). Class A2, A3, A4, B & C Vehicles – Must comply with 4.5a but in the case of closed roof vehicles the fitting of a roll cage is not required although it is strongly recommended.
d). Class C Vehicles  Must comply with 4.5a.
4.6 – Vehicles must have no sharp edges near the driver.
4.7 – Vehicles must be free of any loose objects.
4.8 – Competitors are issued with a pair of competion 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, vehicles without these numbers will not be permitted to run.
 
5 - Tyres
5.1 – Class B & C - Tyres must be road legal and have a minimum of 1.6mm tread depth throughout the event. Tyres marked “competition use only” or “Not for highway use” are not permitted. Only E marked radial tyres will be allowed.
5.2 – Class A, F & S  - As 5.1 but Slick & competition tyres are permitted providing the vehicle complies with the following
a). Fitted with a roll cage or has suitable roll over and impact structures in place in the case of single seater type vehicles
b). Suspension and brake components have been sufficiently upgraded to handle the stress such tyres would put on the vehicle.
c). Vehicles found to be gaining a large advantage due to tyre choice may be moved up a subclass to compensate at the organisers discretion.
5.3 – Any vehicles running non E marked tyres will be promoted one subclass unless the organiser deems that no noticable advantage has been gained from their use.
5.4 – Warming of tyres prior to the start of each run is not permitted.
 
6 - Noise
6.1 – Vehicles must pass and conform to the noise requirements set out below, vehicles failing these tests will be subject to exclusion from the event.
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.
6.2 – Any vehicle persistently back firing will be excluded.
6.3 – Anti-Lag Systems are not permitted.
6.4 – Launch Control is permitted providing it is under the noise limit.
 
7 - In Car Cameras
7.1 – Video and photographic equipment is allowed in car, but the installation must be securely mechanically mounted and checked by an official.
7.2 – No handheld equipment is permitted.
7.3 – Helmet cameras are not permitted.
 
8 - Results, Timing & Runs
8.1 – Results will be posted in a central location approximately 15 minutes after each run has been completed by all competitors.
8.2 – Results are final after 15 minutes, unless a protest is officially lodged with an event steward.
8.3 – 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
8.4 – 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.
8.5 – 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.
8.6 – 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.
8.7 – 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).
8.8 – If a run is not completed by all eligible competitors before 16:30 on the day due to an incident causing delay then the times for that run will not be counted for the purpose of results.
8.9 – 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.
8.10 – Warming the tyres or brakes either inside or outside of the paddock is not permitted and anyone found to be doing so may forfeit runs.
8.11 – 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.
 
9 - Safety Equipment
9.1 – All participants are required to have their arms and legs covered when in the vehicle, flameproof overalls are mandatory for single seater vehicles but strongly recommended for all participants. We recommend participants avoid wearing synthetic fabrics where possible.
9.2 – 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.
9.3 – Helmets must be suitable for the activity and in a good, safe condition. Helmets with protruding chins are not permitted.
9.4 – Drivers of any open top/removable roof vehicles are permitted to wear full face helmets only and must have a visor.
9.5 – Drivers of any open top/removable roof vehicles are advised to fit a net screen so as to keep limbs contained within the vehicle in the event of an accident.
 
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 area.
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.