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Topic: SCCA Rules

The new items published under this topic are as follows.

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F500 Rule Change Proposal - Engine Orientation and Transfer Cases
Posted by: edc on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 03:02 PM
SCCA Rules

In the Febuary Fastrack, submitted to the Borad Of Directors for approval:

Item 1. Effective at a time to be determined by the BoD, add the following after the first paragraph of section 17.1.6.E.15:
Engines must be mounted forward, with the exhaust ports forward. Transfer cases are prohibited.


This is a little difficult to find since there was a mistake in publishing Fastrack and the Formula 500 heading was omitted from above this item, so it was quite easy to miss it if you just scan for Formula 500 item like I usually do.

The essence of this proposed rule change is to to prevent both reversing the engine, and the use of transfer cases. This is exactly what Jay Novak did in the Rakovon this year at The Rounoffs. This configuration was protested and subsequently approved in the tech shed there.

There has been a very "lively" discussion of the topic on the F500 mailing list the last few weeks which CRB member Stan Clayton has been kind enough to participate in. Based on that discussion, there is considerable controversy and disagreement about this proposal.

If you haven't been following that discussion, ou can read the archives of the mailing list here

This proposal currently sits with the Board of Directors pending approval. If you have an opinion on this proposal, send email to bod@scca.com and crb@scca.com with your comments.


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Comp Board Denies 38M Round Slide Proposal for AMW
Posted by: Colwell's on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 03:43 AM
SCCA Rules The June 2004 issue of Fast Track was posted on the SCCA web site today. Unfortunately for F500 drivers competing with the AMW engine, a proposal to allow the use of Mukuni 38M round slide carbs was denied.

To quote the board "Performance potential of the carbs is too great." NOT RECOMMENDED.

The proposal to allow this rule change was submitted pointing out that ever other engine currently allowed, uses the round slide carb. No less than five other F5 competitors posts to this site were also sent in support of this proposal.

If you feel as I do, and would like to see the 38M roundslide carb allowed, it is not too late to write to the board. Jeremy Thoennes is the Club Racing Tecnical Manager, and the person to receive your input. Jeremy may be emailed at: JThoennes@scca.com.


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Rotax 493 Approved for 2005 - 494 Rave Not Approved
Posted by: edc on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 03:41 AM
SCCA Rules

From the June Fastrack:

The Club Racing Board has continued to receive a significant amount of input from the F500 community on the future use of the Rotax 494 RAVE and the 493 engines. Based on the input we have received the Club Racing Board is recommending that the Rotax 493 be allowed for national races with a 50lb weight penalty over the other Rotax engine effective 1/1/05.



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Seatbelt rules changing for 2004
Posted by: edc on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 06:22 PM
SCCA Rules

As of 1/1/2004 GCR rules for the age of seatbelts will change.

SFI rated belts will be legal until 12/31 on the second year after the manufacture date on the SFT label. FIA approved belts will be leagal for 5 years.

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