Mid East Winter Series (MEWS)

Series:

6 round championship with best 4 scores to count of championship rounds completed. Points are awarded for qualifying (100 for TQ then 99, 98 etc.) and final position (100 for 1st in the A final then 99, 98 etc.). Ties will be decided on countback. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the season for the top three in each championship,

Booking in:

Booking in for each round will open two weeks before the event and close on the Friday Night prior to the Sunday meeting. Any drivers not booked in will go into the reserve heats with mixed ability drivers. Obviously this will be subject to careful consideration on the day. We will do our best to seed each driver according to their ability with the information we have but please be patient in the early rounds if you feel you are not in the heat you should be.

BRCA Membership:

All clubs and all drivers should be fully aware but, just to re-iterate, all drivers and club officials must be in possession of current 2018 BRCA Membership, which can be attained either through their parent club or direct with the BRCA. This must be renewed in time for the 2019 rounds of the championship. Full details are available at: http://www.brca.org/ and click on 'Join'.

Timetable:

Gates open 8.30am

Practice & Booking in 9:00 - 10:00

Drivers Briefing 10:15

Racing underway around 10:30

Race Format:

All qualifying races to be 5 minute duration (plus an allowance for the last lap). Finals will be 6 minute duration.

Starts will be as per BRCA 10th off road rules for buggies and trucks. Staggered starts for qualifying rounds, and staggered grid starts for finals.

Rally classes will have mass starts for both qualifying and their final. The rally grid will be made up of two rows with competitors starting from the front row for two rounds of qualifying and the back row for two rounds. Grid order for the final will be decided by qualifying.

Round by round qualifying to be used with best 2 rounds to count. Ties will be decided by fastest race times.

General Rules:

2wd and 4wd will be seperated into heats providing enough of one class are competeing. If not the classes will be added together and points will be seperated after the round has finished.

Motor - Brushed or brushless motors allowed either 540 (or 550 size for trucks).

Batteries - 7.2 volt MiMH or NiCd or 2 cell lipo maximum allowed. Lipo batteries to be charged in a Lipo charging sack.

General Construction - car must be constructed / design not to cause personal injury. E.g. no sharp edges, enclosed gears, bumpers to be suitable material such as plastic or rubber.

Buggy Rules:

Any 1:10th Scale Buggies.

Wheels and Tyres - Only specific 1/10th buggy wheels and tyres allowed.

Only commercially available tyres allowed.

SCT Rules:

Bumpers - SCT style front and rear bumpers must be fitted in lines with existing manufacturers trucks.

Wheels and Tyres - Only specific 1/10th short course wheels and tyres allowed (2.2" outer bead and 3.0" inner bead). No converted 1/8th buggy wheels.

Only commercially available tyres allowed.

Body - Only 1/10th short course bodies allowed, with enclosed wheel arches, minimum cut outs and be a true representation of the full size vehicle. No add on spoilers / wings allowed.

Rear Wings - No bolt on, after market or home-made rear spoilers / rear wings allowed. Manufacturer rear spoilers / rear wings moulded into the finished bodyshell are allowed.

Rally Car Rules:

Any 1:10th Scale rally car or converted touring car

Maximum width of 200mm

Wheels and Tyres - Only scale saloon size 1/10th rally tyres and wheels allowed. No 1/10th buggy sized wheels.

Only commercially available rally block type tyres allowed.

Rally style bodyshells only, no touring car “jelly moulds”

No motor restrictions

Meeting Rules:

All drivers are required to marshal the race following their own or to agree a substitute with race control.

All marshals to be BRCA members.

Marshals to remain at their posts until replaced

All Marshals to wear a high visibility vest while on the track and must stay at their marshal points until it is safe to enter the track.

Timing:

Timing will be with AMB equipment (RC3 A1 and Broxtowe, RC4 BMR), with the onus on the competitor to ensure that their transponder is counting during practice.

Transponders:

It is the driver’s responsibility to securely fit the transponder to their car before the start of any race.( if it falls off during the race then your laps will not be manually counted.

The driver is responsible for ensuring that the transponder functions with adequate signal strength. If the transponder malfunctions, competitors may have their laps recorded manually providing that:-

The transponder starts the race clock for the heat or final.

The Race Director is satisfied that the car was circulating during any missed laps. If the transponder does not record a finishing time, then the Race Director may award final lap(s) based on any recorded information available. This procedure will only be adopted once for each competitor in any individual event.

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