LOTUS CLUB QUEENSLAND INC.
Lotus 2019 Multi-Club Supersprint/Autocross
Lakeside Park Raceway April 26th 2019
Supplementary Regulations. RACERS Permit# TBA
This event is a multi-club speed event and will be conducted under and in accordance with RACERS OH&S and Risk Management Policies, which can be found on the RACERS website at https://racers.world/
2. Promoter and Organising Committee
The promotor will be the Lotus Club Queensland Inc. and the organising committee will be Geoff Noble, Steve Lennox and Craig Wilson.
3. Time, Date and Location
The event will be a Multi-Club timed Supersprint held at Lakeside Park Raceway, Lakeside Road, Kurwongbah 4503 on Friday 25th April 2019, from approximately 9.00 am to approximately 4.00 pm The Main circuit is 2.4km long and the direction of competition is clockwise. The Autocross (DTC) circuit is approx 800m and also clockwise.
The event will be held under RACERS permit number TBA
Licensed drivers, pit crew and authorised officials are covered by Personal Accident Insurance under the terms of the RACERS Personal Accident Insurance Benefits Summary./
For owners of vehicles that are registered for road use in the state of Queensland your vehicles will be required to have a Third Party Insurance (CTPI) extension certificate which you obtain from your Third Party Insurer and are required to show at scrutineering
|Chief Steward:||TBA via Further Regulation|
|Clerk of Course:||TBA|
|Event Secretary:||Geoff Noble Mob: 0419 643 365|
|Chief Scrutineer:||TBA via Further Regulation|
|Safety Checker:||TBA via Further Regulation|
|Judges of Fact:||Judge of Noise, Chief Scrutineer, Judge of Finish, Chief Timekeeper, Judge of Driving Standards, Clerk of Course, Flag Marshalls.|
7. Eligibility of Competitiors
The event will be open to current members of Lotus Club Queensland, Lotus Club Victoria and Club Lotus Australia. The only competition licence accepted is either a RACERS Clubman or National. This licence, current civil drivers licence and current Club membership cards will be required for scrutiny/document checking.
Those without an appropriate RACERS licence and who is a current financial member or one of the invited clubs should apply for a day licence at www.racers.world.
The cost of this is $20.00. Annual RACERS licences are available at additional cost.
Entries open upon publication of these regulations and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries will be accepted only if made on the Official Entry Form and are fully completed by the ‘bona fide owners’ and the relevant fee has been paid (inclusive for Lotus 2019 attendees who have selected the Track Day option).
Entry fee for invited members of LCQ on a ‘day trip’ basis is $295.00.
It is necessary for insurance purposes that names of all Pit Crew be listed on the entry form. Entries must be lodged with the Event Secretary no later than Friday 19 April 2019.
Multiple entries are allowed in one car but a complete entry and fee is required for each driver. Event Organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry
PHONE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, NOR WILL ENTRIES BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
9. Cancellation or Postponement:
The Organisers reserve the right to alter or abandon the Event in accordance with NCR 59 or if the number of entries received by the closing date is, in their opinion, insufficient; or to alter or abandon the Event if any part of the course is rendered impassable.
Fuel will not be available at the track and fuel is restricted to ‘commercial fuel’. Leaded racing fuel is permissible.
Scrutineering will commence at 7.30 am on the day of the Event and will close at 10.00 am.
A pre-scrutiny form will be required to have been filled out prior to attending scrutineering. These forms will be included in the same email/letter that this document was in. If misplaced, please email email@example.com for a replacement.
ALL competing cars must be presented to the scrutineers on the day and bear their “OK” before being permitted onto the circuit.
ALL COMPETITORS must present themselves at the “Scrutiny Bay “ prior to their cars’ Scrutiny and produce a current RACERS competition licence, current car club membership card and civil drivers licence.
For owners of vehicles that are registered for road use in the state of Queensland, a Third Party Insurance (CTPI) extension certificate MUST be shown at scrutineering.
12. Vehicle Preparation
Road registered vehicles need no special preparation other than:
- an approved fire extinguisher and the fire extinguisher must be within easy reach of the driver whilst in a harnessed position, and
- if fitted with two separate fasteners on any front opening panel), and
- on each throttle be fitted with a return spring, and
- a blue triangle battery marker, and
- all forward facing glass lights be covered with a transparent adhesive film.
- Tyres are subject to scrutineer’s approval.
Safety Cages are not compulsory but are recommended for open cars. ALL drivers MUST wear a CAMS approved helmet whenever on the circuit, seat belt or harness and goggles/visor (where applicable). Drivers must wear flame resistant clothing from the neck to wrist to ankle, including suitable footwear whenever on the circuit.
Working brake lights are COMPULSORY on all vehicles for Supersprints.
Any car suffering damage or mechanical failure during the Event must return to Scrutiny for inspection prior to continuing. Cars considered unsafe or unsuitable will be precluded from further competition.
All vehicles participating in track days at Lakeside Park must conform to the noise limit, on both a static test and trackside test, of 92 dB(A).
The noise test shall be measured from a position 0.5m behind the exhaust at a 45 degree angle, with the engine running at ¾ maximum revs.
13. Drivers Briefing
A COMPULSORY drivers briefing will be held at the meeting room adjacent to the control tower at approximately 8.30a.m.
All drivers will be required to sign the “sign on” sheet. Any driver failing to attend this briefing may be excluded from the event. The green, red, yellow, black and chequered flags will be used during the event their uses will be explained at the briefing.
14. The Event
The Event will start at approximately 9.00am and finish at approximately 4.00pm.
The Main Circuit Event will be conducted as a Supersprint with up to fifteen cars on the track at any one time and a focus on individual lap times. Competitors will be ‘seeded’ fastest to slowest within their groups to minimise overtaking. The organisers reserve the right to move competitors between groups.
The starting procedure and the number of laps per run will be advised at Drivers Briefing and may be changed by the Clerk of Course depending on the conditions of the day.
The Autocross (DTC) event will be conducted as follows:
There will be only one car on the circuit at any time.
Run will be in Numerical order so the times are recorded against the correct Car/Driver.
Please be ready and follow the instructions of the Staging Marshall.
The Staging Lights are approximately 1 metre behind the START photocell.
To Stage, drive slowly forward until you get a “RED” light.
The next car is “NOT” to start until given the “GREEN” light by the Start Marshall.
Your Run Time will not START until you break the “START” Timing Sensor beam.
The “FINISH” Sensor beam is over near the main track underpass.
Drivers who are not at the start in the correct order may miss that run!
At the finish, slow down quickly and drive slowly back to pits/parking/assembly area.
If the Timing equipment malfunctions you will get a re-run after the last car in the group.
If you have a problem please finish your lap or pull off the track and signal the Starter for assistance.
Classes, Awards and Point Score
Within the Sprint Division there will be a number of classes. While these may be changed subject to final entries, it is anticipated the classes will be:
- Lotus cars – pre 1995 (includes Caterham)
- All post 1995 Lotus (normal road tyres, no Honda or forced induction motors)
- All post 1995 Lotus (“R Spec” tyres, no Honda or forced induction motors)
- All post 1995 Lotus (Honda or forced induction engines)
- Any other cars.
In the sprint division, for each car, each “flying” lap will be timed and the single fastest lap of the day for each entrant will be used to determine the results. There will be an award for first and second place in each class.
In the Autocross (DTC), each lap will be timed. There will only be one lap available per competitor, per session. Awards will be for outright fastest, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Day Trippers will not be eligible for Lotus 2019 awards.
15. Timing and Transponders
Timing will for the main circuit will be done by Lakeside Raceways Management. Timing for the Autocross (DTC) will be done by equipment owned and operated by Lotus Club Qld. No transponders are required.
16. Use of Prohibited Substances
During the event, consumption of alcoholic beverages in the paddock, pits or any other portion of the competition venue under the control of the officials is expressly forbidden until all practice or competition activity is concluded. Any driver or crew member who is found to be affected by alcohol on the day of the event shall not be permitted to participate.
The Clerk of Course may refer to the Stewards any driver who:
- after leaving the circuit, re-joins the track at a speed considered dangerous to themselves, to any other competitor, or to any Official;
- is observed driving in a manner dangerous to either themselves or other competitors;
- disobeys the direction of an Official;
- exceeds 10kmh in the paddock/pits area. Penalties may include exclusion.
Parents/Guardians have the responsibility of keeping their children (16 years & under) out of the pit lane and form up grid during the running of the event.
Catering of food and refreshments will be available on the day in the pit paddock area. Unregistered vehicles MUST NOT be driven outside the paddock area.
In the event of an accident/any damage to facilities at Lakeside Park Raceway or use of a Fire Extinguisher the Lotus Club Queensland reserves the right to, and may, claim the cost from the competitor.
21. Additional Information
Direct all further enquiries to the Event Secretary, Geoff Noble