BSCRA 2017 Rule Change Proposals for Voting

Here are the proposals to be put to the members for voting with the changes discussed at 1/24 Nats including at the 26 Aug Council Meeting.

 

Contents

A INTRO 32 Cars

A1 Falcon replacement for INTRO 32

A2 Continued use of Falcon motors

A3 Only one body allowed

 

B 1/32 Car standards and body policy

B1 1/32 Sticker front wheel diameter reduced

B2 Scale colour schemes in F1

B3 1/32 bodies must be at least 2 colours

B4 1/32 saloon reverts to 2016 bodyshell rules

B5 1/32 Sports/GT to use ISRA bodyshells only

 

C 1/24 Car standards and policy

C1 1/24 Sticker front wheel diameter reduced

C2 1/24 Production motor parts from different manufacturers

C3 1/24 Production longer eligibility for ISRA shells

C4 1/24 Eurosports to use ISRA bodyshells only

 

D Competition Rules

D1 Loss of front wheels in F1/F2

D2 Track gooping during practice.

 

E 1/32 Nationals

E1 Area Nats Qualifying Places

E2 Nats to revert to non-segmented format

E3 INTRO 32 to be run on main Nats weekend

 

 

Appendix

Explanation of previous Nats format

 


A - INTRO 32 Car Standards

 

A1 Falcon replacement for INTRO 32

The Falcon is the only motor currently permitted in this class.  The Falcon is now out of production and we have been told there is no prospect of any more being made.  Therefore BSCRA have no choice but to approve an alternative.   Members are asked to vote on the following  options

 

Option 1 Approve a Falcon equivalent 

Approve the nearest equivalent to a Falcon 7.    The new motor is the JK Hawk Retro. ( Testing  has shown the Hawk Retro has similar performance but longer brush life than the Falcon 7)

 

OR

 

Option 2 Approve a slower motor

Approve a slower motor than the Falcon 7. The new motor is the JK Hawk MB.

 

Proposer's notes -

Both  proposed motors fit the Genesis chassis in exactly the same way as existing motors.

There is some difference of opinion over which is best for attracting newcomers - it's up to the voters to decide

 

VOTE                         ˙  Option 1
                                   
˙  Option 2
                                   
˙  Abstain

 

 

A2 Continued use of Falcon motors

If option 1 above is approved, members may decide to allow existing Falcons to continue in use alongside the JK Hawk Retro.  The members are asked to decide between options A & B.
The Falcon 7 has a significant performance advantage over the Hawk MB.  If  existing Falcons were allowed alongside the JK Hawk MB,  racers with Falcons would have an unfair advantage.  Therefore, if option 2 above is chosen the Falcon will not be eligible from 1st January 2018.

Option A  Falcons and Hawk Retros allowed.

Existing approved Falcon motors continue to be allowed alongside the JK Hawk Retro

OR

Option B Only Hawk Retros allowed

The JK Hawk Retro will be to only motor eligible from 1st January 2018.

VOTE                         ˙  Option A
                                   
˙  Option B
                                   
˙  Abstain

Handbook Amendment

Permitted Motors    One of the following motors only may be used
"
:  JK and TSR Falcon up to and including Falcon VII / Falcon 7"

To be replaced by

":  JK Hawk Retro : JK and TSR Falcon up to and including Falcon VII / Falcon 7"  (Options 1 and A)

"JK Hawk Retro only"  (Options 1 and B)

"JK Hawk MB only"  (Option 2)

 

 

A3 Only one body allowed

INTRO 32 shall be a one bodyshell class.   For 2018 and 2019 the shell will be the Betta 2014 Porsche 919HY LMP1.   The shell to be used will be reviewed every 2 years by the CRC.

Handbook Amendment

"Body Regulations 1. The body shall be on the BSCRA approved body list (list available on the BSCRA website, NOTE the BSP Audi R8 and R10 are not permitted)"
shall be replaced by
""Body Regulations 1. The body shall be the Betta 2014 Porsche 919HY LMP1 for 2018 and 2019, This may be changed for 2020 "

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain

 

 

 


B 1/32 Car standards and policy

 

B1 1/32 Sticker front wheel diameter reduced

  For 32 classes that allow "sticker" fronts, the diameter shall be reduced to 12.7 mm diameter.

 

Handbook amendment

The 14mm minimum shall be replaced by 12.7mm minimum in INTRO 32  body regulations 7.  
In 1/32 classes 2 to 5 (Sports/GT: Saloon : National Club Team Championship Sports/GT: Super Production )      The Minimum front tyre diameter - Rotating tyres 12.7 mm, "Sticker" fronts 14mm shall be replaced by  Minimum front tyre diameter - 12.7 mm

 

Explanation - This brings the BSCRA rules in line with the rest of the world's rules on sticker front diameter and if passed, along with proposal C1, will reduce confusion about what size wheels are needed along with the need to only have one size of front wheel. However, the proposal will allow the front of the body to be mounted lower, much of the rest of the world has other restrictions on how low the front of the body can be mounted.

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain

 

B2 Scale colour schemes in F1

 Scale colour schemes shall be required in the F1 class at the National Finals.

Handbook amendment

Add to the F1 rules

"For the National Finals Meeting, F1 cars must be in scale colours.  The colour schemes raced on a Grand Prix car since 1st January 1980 (but not necessarily  on that particular  body) must be used. Thus must include the appropriate logos on the sides and engine cover."

 

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain

 

B3 1/32 bodies must be at least 2 colours

 The body must be painted in at least 2 different colours in all 1/32 classes

Handbook amendment

Add to the rules in all 1/32 classes "The body must be painted in at least 2 different colours"  
(NOTE  this is already a requirement in all 1/24 classes)

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain

B4 1/32 saloon reverts to 2016 bodyshell rules

 1/32 saloon shall revert to the 2016 body policy.

Approved body list amendment - The new 1/32 saloon list  will include all the bodyshells on the December 2016 list (for example the CAT Dodge Daytona) and any 1/32 saloon approved for 2017

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain

B5 1/32 Sports/GT to use ISRA bodyshells only

1/32 sports GT bodyshells shall be replaced by the ISRA 1/32 Eurosport bodyshell. The previous version of the ISRA 1/32 Eurosport bodyshell will also be permitted. When a new ISRA 1/32 bodyshell is approved (ISRA approval is updated every 3 years, usually in October), the new shell will become eligible from 1st January after the shell is ISRA approved.
Main and Clubman grade drivers may use bodyshells from the existing BSCRA approved list, but will only be eligible for overall BOC championship points or racing in overall National finals if they are using the "ISRA" shell.

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain


C 1/24 Car standards and policy

 

C1 1/24 Sticker front wheel diameter reduced

2  For 1/24 classes the minimum diameter for "sticker" fronts shall be reduced to 12.7 mm diameter.

 

Handbook amendment

In 1/24 classes 6 to 8 (Open Group 12: Eurosport: Production saloon )      The Minimum front tyre diameter - Rotating tyres 12.7 mm, "Sticker" fronts 15mm shall be replaced by  Minimum front tyre diameter - 12.7 mm

 

Explanation - This brings the BSCRA rules in line with the rest of the world's rules on sticker front diameter and if passed, along with proposal B1, will reduce confusion about what size wheels are needed along with the need to only have one size of front wheel. However, the proposal will allow the front of the body to be mounted lower, much of the rest of the world has other restrictions on how low the front of the body can be mounted.

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain

C2 1/24 Production motor parts from different manufacturers

 In 1/24 Production saloon Group 12 motors may be assembled from parts from more than one manufacturer and the permitted motors/ manufacturers list shall be the same as Open Group 12.  

Handbook amendment

"H3.1.2            No mixing of manufacturer’s parts is allowed. "shall be deleted and "H3.1.1                       Only complete “C” can motors supplied by the following USRA approved manufacturers (and the motors in H3.1.3) are permitted:....."
to be replaced by        

"H3.1.1                        “C” Can Group 12 motors assembled from parts supplied by the following BSCRA approved manufacturers (see below)  are permitted, and complete motors listed in in H3.1.3 are also permitted.

Add to the approved list The earlier Koford "Feather"  : Kelly / Red Fox : Camen/TWP : Hershman / Fastones : Cahoza 230 and 231, UL Can, part number #232: Kamen K101 setup 

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain


C3 1/24 Production - longer eligibility for ISRA shells

Once approved ISRA 1/24 Production shells shall remain on the approved list permanently.

 

Policy Amendment

" Also the ISRA approved shell shall be permitted in 1/24th production saloon. for 2 years after the first BOC it is made available."

to be replaced by

" Also the ISRA approved shell shall be permitted in 1/24th production saloon commencing with the 2015 approved shell."

 

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain

 

C4 1/24 Eurosports to use ISRA bodyshells only

1/24 Eurosport bodyshells shall be replaced by the ISRA 1/24 Eurosport bodyshell. The previous version of the ISRA 1/24 Eurosport bodyshell will also be permitted. When a new ISRA 1/24 bodyshell is approved (ISRA approval is updated every 3 years, usually in October), the new shell will become eligible from 1st January after the shell is ISRA approved.
Main and Clubman grade drivers may use bodyshells from the existing BSCRA approved list, but will only be eligible for overall BOC championship points or overall National finals if they are using the "ISRA" shell.

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain


D Competition Rules

 

D1 Loss of front wheels in F1/F2

In F1 the front wheels must be replaced if they come off during a race.

 

Handbook amendment

Competion Rule 25. "A car cannot be allowed to continue racing if it suffers major damage, such as the loss of the main bodyshell or one or more rear wheels, etc.
NOTE, It is no longer a requirement to stop and replace front wheels lost due to crash damage during a race. Cars still have to have front wheels (or "sticker" fronts) correctly fitted at the start of each race."
to be replaced by

" A car cannot be allowed to continue racing if it suffers major damage, such as the loss of the main bodyshell or one or more rear wheels or in F1 & F2 only one or more front wheels, etc.
NOTE, In all classes except in F1 & F2,  it is no longer a requirement to stop and replace front wheels lost due to crash damage during a race. Cars still have to have front wheels (or "sticker" fronts) correctly fitted at the start of each race.

 

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain

 

D2 Track gooping during practice.

Gooping or changing of track conditions up to the end of practice periods can only be carried out with express permission of the race organiser and usually only after a vote by all racers attending.      

 

Handbook amendment

28.1  Changing the grip conditions of the track either by adding goop or cleaning the track is only permitted as follows:-:.........

"Gooping or cleaning the track is permitted up to the end of official practice periods. NOTE this does not include the periods between races."to be replaced by

"Gooping or cleaning the track is only permitted during official practice periods with the permission of the organisers who may take a vote of the competitors.

 

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain

 

 

 


E 1/32 Nationals

E1 Area Nats Qualifying Places
The current allocation of Nats places is based on the number of area members in each driver grade.  Two alternatives have been proposed. Areas have already been asked to complete their 2018 area rounds by Sunday 11 February 2018 so as to allow competitors more time to make arrangements before the Nats.
Option 1 - Open Entry
 The 1/32nd Nationals be made open to all BSCRA registered British members. In the event of an unmanageable entry size the council may use its discretion to restrict numbers by use of the ranking list or similar means of identifying the most deserving entries on merit.
Handbook amendment
Section 2.5 Allocation of National Qualifiers to be deleted

Option 2 - Places based on  numbers at Area Meetings

That the place allocation system be changed for the 1/32nd Nationals (Saloon, F1 & Sports). Instead of allocation of places being based on total of members (except reigning champions & BOC qualifiers) it is calculated from the number of members who have competed in at least 1 of the race meetings used to select qualifiers for the Nationals by the second Sunday in February. 

 

Explanation - this allocates Nats places in proportion to the number of drivers attempting to qualify for the Nats.    The existing system allocates places in proportion to the number of members whether or not they are active racers - that can give extra places to areas with members who are not active racers.

 

Handbook amendment

Section 2.5 Allocation of National Qualifiers section c
"13 places in each class shall be allocated in as near as possible direct proportion to the Area's membership ........... The remaining places shall be allocated in proportion to the Area's membership eligible for the Main Grade (including master grade drivers) who have not qualified in (a) or (b) above.."
 To be replaced by

"The remaining places shall be allocated  in proportion to the number of BSCRA members registered in the area who have competed in at least one of the area's qualifying meetings for the current years Nationals by the second Sunday in February. 

 and not qualified in (a) or (b) above. "

 

Update to the responsibilities of Area Coordinators

The Area Coodinator is responsible for promptly reporting to the BSCRA Secretary and Competition Secretary the names of members who have competed in each of their  qualifying meetings for the 1/32 Nationals.

VOTE                         ˙  No change
                                   
˙  Option 1 (open entry)
                                   
˙  Option 2 (area meeting numbers)
                                   
˙  Abstain

 

E2 Nats to revert to non-segmented format

The 1/32 F1 and Saloon classes at the Nationals shall be run  to the previous format instead of the segmented  introduced in 2015.

See Appendix  below for details of the previous format

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain

E3 INTRO 32 to be run on main Nats weekend
The INTRO 32 championship to be run on the same weekend as the 1/32nd Nationals
NOTE - this is only possible if  the time taken on the open classes is reduced.  Therefore, this proposal will be withdrawn if  Proposal E2 above fails.

VOTE                         ˙  For
                                   
˙  Against
                                   
˙  Abstain

 


Appendix

 

 

Explanation of the previous Nationals format for F1 and saloon

All drivers have 4 separate 3 min qualifying runs, best two to count for qualifying.

Semi Finals

5 minute single run semi finals for the top 24 overall

In saloon there are two separate semi finals for the top 16 Novice/ Clubman qualifiers.

Single run finals-

Overall for the top 8 from the semis,

Main Grade for the top 8 main grade drivers from the heats  (who don't make the overall final)

In saloon there is a Novice/ Clubman final  for the top 8 from the Novice/ Clubman semis