750MC

2002 Locost Championship Regulations

1. SPORTING REGULATIONS - GENERAL

1.1 TITLE & JURISDICTION: The 'LOCOST' Championship is organised and administered by the 750 Motor Club Ltd in accordance with the General Prescriptions of the MSA and these Championship Regulations.

MSA Championship Permit No: CH02014.
Race Status: Clubman.
MSA Championship Grade: D.

1.2. OFFICIALS:

1.2.1. Co-ordinator: R.G.Knight, Rose Farm, Upper Street, Oakley, Diss, Norfolk. IP21 4AX. (01379 741641)

1.2.2. Eligibility Scrutineer:
D.F.D.Smith, 268 Lea Road, Gainsborough, Lincs. DN21 1AP.

1.2.3. Championship Stewards:
K. Messer, 128 Old Kempshott Lane, Basingstoke, Hants.
D.Wells, BARC, Thruxton Circuit, Andover, Hants.
J.Ward, BRSCC, 35 Kings Hill Avenue, West Malling, Kent.

1.3. COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY: Drivers must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of the 750 Motor Club Ltd, be registered for the Championship and hold a valid MSA National B (or higher grade) Race Licence or be in possession of a valid Licence & medical, issued by the ASN of a member country of the European Union (E.2.21.4).

1.3.1. All necessary documentation must be presented for checking at all rounds when signing-on.

1.3.2. This formula is devised for the benefit of the amateur driver, constructor and tuner. Whilst it is recognised that the purchase of a professionally constructed un-panelled chassis and/or suspension components as the basis of a home built car is acceptable, the professional assembly of the chassis and suspension components into a rolling chassis is prohibited. The purchase of professionally built cars second-hand for use in the Championship is permitted provided that they are at least two years old. Whilst it is accepted that some professional assistance may be necessary to repair or rebuild a car, the use of professional rebuilding maintenance or preparation services on a regular basis is prohibited. Contravention of the above ruling/s will result in exclusion from the event and refusal of further race entries.

1.4. REGISTRATION:

1.4.1 All drivers must register for the Championship by returning the Registration Form with the Registration Fee (£30.00 payable to the 750 Motor Club) to the Co-Ordinator prior to the Final Closing date for the first race being entered.

1.4.2. Registrations will be accepted from 1st January 2002 until the closing date for the last round of the Championship.

1.4.3. Registration numbers will be the permanent Competition number for the Championship.

1.5. ROUNDS: The LOCOST Championship will be contested at the following rounds:

Mar 10 Mallory
Mar 17 Donington
Apr 6 Oulton
Apr 27/28 Brands
May 18/19 Cadwell
Jun 15/16 Pembrey (2)
Jun 29/30 Lydden (2)
Jly 27/28 Silverstone
Aug 10 Snetterton
Aug 31 Cadwell
Sep 14/15 Snetterton
Oct 20 Mallory

1.6. SCORING:

1.6.1. POINTS will be awarded to Registered Competitors listed in the Final Results as follows:-

25; 22; 20; 18; 16; 14; 12; 11; 10; 9; 8; 7; 6; 5; 4; 3. All other finishers 2. All starters who fail to finish 1.

1.6.2. The totals from all qualifying rounds (excluding any races which are abandoned) less 2 will determine the final championship points positions.

1.6.3. Ties shall be resolved by, when more than one competitor have equal totals adding their next highest or subsequent highest scores until a conclusive result is found. If that fails to find a winner, the highest number of best results shall be taken into account.

1.7. AWARDS: 1st, 2nd & 3rd per round.
End of season awards 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th overall. Highest placed novice driver. Best prepared car.

1.7.1. Title to all Trophies: In the event of any Provisional Results being revised after any provisional presentations and such revisions affecting the distribution of any awards the Competitors concerned must return such awards to the 750 Motor Club Competitions Secretary in good condition within 7 days.

2. SPORTING REGULATIONS - JUDICIAL PROCEDURES

2.1. Rounds & Championship: In accordance with Section O of the 2002 MSA Yearbook and 4.2.2 of these regulations.

3. SPORTING REGULATIONS - Championship Race Meetings & Race Procedures

3.1. ENTRIES:

3.1.1. The Organisers are responsible for mailing Supplementary Regulations/Entry Forms to all Registered Competitors in sufficient time for entries to be made prior to the published Closing Date for each round.

3.1.2. Competitors are responsible for sending in correct and complete entries with the correct entry fees prior to the published Closing Date for each round.
3.1.3. All correct entries are to be acknowledged, advising the Competitors of acceptance or otherwise, within 5 days of receipt by the Organising Club.

3.1.4. Incorrect or incomplete entries (including driver to be nominated entries) are to be held in abeyance until they are complete and correct and the date of receipt for acceptance of entry purposes shall be the date on which the Secretary of the Meeting receives the missing or corrected information or fee.

3.1.5. Any withdrawal of entry or driver/car changes made after acceptance of any entry must be notified to the Secretary of the Meeting in writing. If driver/vehicle changes are made after the publication of Entry Lists with Final Instructions, the Competitor concerned will be accepted in accordance with B.12.1.12.

3.1.6. The maximum entry fee for each round shall be as per the Supplementary Regulations.

3.1.7. Entry fee refunds will be as per the policies of the Club organising each round - as published in their Supplementary Regulations for each round.

3.1.8. Acceptance of Entries: Up to Closing Day, Race meeting organisers may accept up to the maximum number of starters permitted on the Track Licence for the circuit ("the maximum"). If entries received by closing day exceed the maximum selection will be made by the Championship Co-ordinator, in order of support in previous rounds until the maximum is reached. Those in excess of the maximum and up to 20% more will be treated as 'reserves' and their entry will be accepted by the above method or, failing that, strictly in order of receipt. They will practice in the correct session but will, regardless of the time set in practice, only race if spaces become available by way of cancellation or withdrawal. (Practising out-of-session is untimed and therefore would place that driver behind all others, as would failure to complete the required minimum of 3 laps within the correct session, or disciplinary action taken after practice which results in the driver receiving a 10 second penalty).
If the maximum has not been reached on closing day, entries received after that date will be accepted strictly in order of receipt until the maximum is reached. Any further entries in excess of the maximum and up to 20% more will be treated as 'reserves' and will practice in the correct session but will, regardless of the time set in practice, only race if spaces become available by way of cancellation or withdrawal.

If Reserves are given grid places prior to issue of the first grid sheets for any round, the times set in practice shall determine their grid positions. If reserves are given places after the publication of the grid sheet and prior to cars being collected in the official 'Assembly Area' they will be placed at the rear of the grid and be started without any time delay. Otherwise, they will be held in the Pitlane and be released to start the race after the last car to start the GREEN FLAG LAP or last car to take the start has passed the startline or pitlane exit, whichever is the later. Such approval to start MUST be obtained from the Clerk of the Course.

3.1.9. Qualification races: Not applicable

3.2. BRIEFINGS: Organisers must notify competitors of the times and locations for all briefings in the Final Instructions or Official Race Day Bulletins for the meetings. Competitors must attend all briefings.

3.3. PRACTICE: The minimum period of practice to be provided is to be as specified in the MSA Regulations J.4.4.1. Should any practice session be disrupted, the Clerk of the Course shall not be obliged to resume the session or re-run sessions to achieve the Championship criteria and the decision of the Clerk of the Course shall be final.

3.4. QUALIFICATION: Each driver must complete a minimum of 3 laps practice in the car to be raced and in the correct session in order to qualify for selection and order of precedence as set out in the MSA regulations and the Clerk of the Course and/or Stewards of the Meeting shall have the right to exclude any driver whose practice times or driving are considered to be unsatisfactory - as per MSA Regulation J 4.4.3.

3.5. RACES: The standard minimum scheduled race distance shall be 10 laps whenever practicable but may be reduced at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course or Stewards of the Meeting.

3.6. STARTS: Unless modified by the Organising Club's Standing Regulations, the following regulations shall apply:-

3.6.1. All race start countdowns are to have a minimum elapsed period of 3 minutes from the time all cars are released to form up on the grid to the start of the Green Flag lap(s) in the formation specified on the track licence for each circuit.

3.6.2. The minimum countdown procedures/audible warnings sequence shall be:-
1 minute to start of green flag lap - start engines/clear grid.
30 seconds - visible and audible warning for start of green flag lap.

3.6.3. The use of tyre heating/heat retention devices, tyre treatments and compounds is prohibited.

3.6.4. Any car removed from the grid after the 1 minute stage or driven into the pits on the green flag lap shall be held in the pitlane and may start the race after the last car to take the start from the grid has passed the startline or pit exit lane whichever is the later.

3.6.5. Any drivers unable to start the green flag lap or start are required to indicate their situation as per MSA regulation J 13.10.2. and any drivers unable to maintain grid positions on the green flag lap to the extent that ALL other cars are ahead of them, may complete the green flag lap but MUST remain at the rear of the last row of the grid but ahead of any cars to be started with a time delay.

3.6.6. Excessive weaving to warm-up tyres - using more than 50% of the track width - and falling back in order to accelerate and practice starts, is prohibited.

3.6.7. A five second board will be used to indicate that the grid is complete. The red lights will be switched on five seconds after the board is withdrawn. In the event of any RED/GREEN starting lights failure the starter will revert to the use of the Union flag.

3.7. RACE STOPS:

3.7.1. Should the need arise to stop any race or practice, RED LIGHTS will be switched on at the Startline and RED FLAGS will be waved at the Startline and all Marshals signalling points around the circuit. This is a signal for all drivers to cease circulating at racing speeds, to slow to a safe and reasonable pace and to return to the starting grid area which will automatically become a Parc Ferme area. Cars may not enter the pits unless directed to do so. Work on cars in the pits must cease when a race is stopped.

3.7.2. If the race leader at the time of the Red Flag being displayed has not completed 2 laps the race will be null and void and will be re-started with drivers in their original grid positions. Retired competitors may be replaced by reserves who shall be started from the back of the grid. Gaps on the grid created by retirements must not be closed up prior to the start of the race. The Clerk of the Course is to be responsible for determining the length (in laps) of any re-started race.

3.7.3. If a race has to be stopped after the leader has completed more than 2 laps but less than 50% of its duration it will be considered as the first part of a two-part race. Cars will be restarted from a grid set out in the finishing order derived as J5.4.4 and the final result will be the order of finishing at the end of the restarted race.

3.7.4. If the leader has completed more than half of the race distance or duration it shall not be re-started and the results will be declared in accordance with MSA Regulation J.5.4.4.

3.8. RE-SCRUTINY: All vehicles reported involved in contact incidents during races or practice must be re-presented to the Scrutineers before continuing in the races or practice.

3.9. PITS AND PITLANE SAFETY:

3.9.1. Pits: Entrants must ensure that the MSA, Circuit Management and Organising Club Safety Regulations are complied with at all times.

3.9.2. Pitlane: The outer lane or lanes are to be kept unobstructed to allow safe passage of cars at all times. The onus shall be on all drivers to take all due care and drive at minimum speeds in pit lanes.

3.9.3. Refuelling may only be carried out in accordance with the MSA Regulation J. 14, Circuit Management regulations and the SRs or Final Instructions issued for each Circuit/Meeting.

3.10. RACE FINISHES: After taking the chequered flag drivers are required to: - Progressively and safely slow down, remain behind any competitors ahead of them, return to the pitlane entrance as instructed, comply with any directions given by Marshals or Officials and to keep their helmets on and harnesses done up while on the circuit or in the pitlane.

3.11. RESULTS: All Practice timesheets, grid sheets and Race Results are to be deemed PROVISIONAL until all vehicles are released by Scrutineers after post-practice/race scrutineering and/or after completion of any judicial or technical procedures.

4. RACE PENALTIES:

4.1. INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:

4.1.1. Arising from post-practice scrutineering or judicial action:

Minimum Penalty - The provisions of MSA Regulation O.3.3.

4.1.2. Arising from post-race scrutineering or judicial action:

Minimum Penalty - The provisions of MSA Regulation O 3.5.1 (a) & (b).
For infringements deemed to be of a more serious nature the Clerk of Course and/or Stewards of the Meeting are to invoke the provisions of MSA Regulation O 3.5.1 (c).

4.1.3. Additional specific Championship penalties:
See 4.2.2.

4.2. Infringement of non-technical MSA Regulations and the Sporting Regulations issued for the Championship:

1) Minimum Penalty - The provisions of MSA Regulation O 3.5.1 (a) & (b).
For infringements deemed to be of a more serious nature the Clerk of Course and/or Stewards of the Meeting are to invoke the provisions of MSA Regulation O 3.5.1 (c).

2) In order to maintain standards of conduct, the Championship Co-ordinator will monitor all Officials/Observers reports of adverse behaviour at race meetings. If any individual is included on two such reports during one racing season he will receive written warning from the Championship Co-ordinator that his driving/behaviour is to be specifically observed at future race meetings. Any adverse reports during this period of observation could result in official MSA action and will result in a Championship Stewards' enquiry, with possible refusal of further race entries.

5. TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

This formula is devised for the benefit of the amateur driver, constructor and tuner. Whilst it is recognised that the purchase of a professionally constructed unpanelled chassis and/or suspension components as the basis of a home built car is acceptable, the professional assembly of the chassis and suspension components into a rolling chassis is prohibited. The purchase of professionally built cars second-hand is permitted provided that they are at least two years old. Whilst it is accepted that some professional assistance may be necessary to repair or rebuild a car, the use of professional rebuilding maintenance or preparation services on a regular basis is prohibited. Contravention of the above ruling/s will result in exclusion from the event and refusal of further race entries.

5.1. INTRODUCTION: The following Technical Regulations are set out in accordance with the MSA specified format and it should be clearly understood that if the following texts do not clearly specify that you can do it, you should work on the principle that you cannot.

5.1.1 STANDARD: The word 'standard' used within these technical regulations as a description of components is to be interpreted as:-
' The specified component from the manufacturers parts list for the model/engine shown on the entry form or registration form. No modifications permitted beyond the repair or adjustment processes specified by the manufacturer. Checking will be by comparison to spare parts supplied by the manufactures official agent'.

5.2. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The 'LOCOST' Championship is for Competitors participating in cars built to the specifications outlined in the book "Build Your Own Sports Car" written by Ron Champion. Cars must be fully road legal and be capable of passing an MoT. Road Tax, Insurance and MoT are not required. Trade plates are not acceptable. Cars will be run in one class.

5.3. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: All cars must comply with the technical regulations listed in the MSA Year Book section E, and J, and with the safety requirements listed in section Q : Rollcage: A rollcage as defined in Q1 and as per Drawings Q5 or Q6 in the MSA Year Book is compulsory; optional reinforcing members such as those detailed in Drawing Q12 may be fitted but none may extend forward of the front roll hoop; a diagonal brace/s within the top of the rollcage as per Q10 is recommended; side-intrusion bars may be fitted external to the chassis but may not extend further forward than the front of the driver footwell. Particular care should be taken in selecting the mounting positions for the 'feet' of the cage, with reference to Drawings Q13 to Q20. Seat Belt: 2.1.2. Fire Extinguisher: 3.1.1. Rear Warning Light: 5. Fuel Tank Fillers, Vents & Caps: 6. External Circuit Breaker: 8. Overalls & helmet, propshaft restraint, head restraint & general safety recommendations: 9 to 14.

5.4. GENERAL TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS & EXCEPTIONS: All cars must comply with the requirements of sections E.12 and and J.C of the current MSA Yearbook.

5.5 CHASSIS: Chassis must remain identical to original in terms of material construction and dimensions; it is permitted to add an engine bay diagonal to mirror that on the driver's side. Towing Eyes as detailed in J.20.1.3 must be fitted, front & rear, no higher than 18" from ground level. A propshaft restraint must be fitted in accordance with MSA regulation Q. 12. 'Under-skinning' of the chassis is prohibited with the exception of the cockpit area as per the plans and the area immediately beneath the fuel tank. It is permitted to strengthen the steering rack mounts.

5.5.1. MATERIALS: Minimum thickness of:- chassis tubing = 16swg; steel floor = 18swg; aluminium panelling = 18swg. It is permitted to panel the transmission tunnel in 16/18 swg aluminium as an alternative to steel.

5.6. BODYWORK:

5.6.1. Modifications Permitted:

1. General: Bodywork must remain unaltered in silhouette and plan views, subject to 5.6.1.4

2. Interior: Only a fire extinguisher, a battery and any rollbar bracing may impinge upon passenger space. It is permissible to remove interior trim and passenger seat.

3. Exterior: Soft-tops/hoods do not have to comply with silhouette ruling (4). The engine and transmission must be fully enclosed. All vehicles must be fitted with a windscreen or aeroscreen in a normal upright position. The passenger space may be covered by a removable tonneau of soft flexible material.

4. Silhouette: Must remain unaltered with the exception of height of the scuttle.

5. Ground Clearance: Minimum ground clearance with the driver normally seated is 3" (75mm) excluding exhaust system and sump. Minimum ground clearance under the sump is 50mm. It is permitted to add shims to or modify the engine mountings in order to comply with these minimum heights.

5.6.2. Modifications Prohibited

1. General: Kevlar, carbonfibre and titanium materials are not permitted.

2. Interior: It is not permitted to mount the fuel tank/s within the passenger space.

3. Exterior: Aerofoils, spoilers and side pods are not permitted. No adjustable aerodynamic devices are permitted. Wheel arch extensions are not permitted. 'Under-skinning' of the chassis is prohibited with the exception of the cockpit area as per the plans and the area immediately beneath the fuel tank.

4. Silhouette:

5. Ground Clearance: Side skirts or bridging devices are not permitted

5.7. ENGINE: Only a Fomoco (Ford Motor Company) cast iron 1300 X flow cylinder block may be used. AX type blocks are not allowed. Maximum rebore is standard+0.090" using standard pattern 1300 X flow pistons, with a minimum bowl diameter of 53.8mm and minimum bowl depth of 13.8mm. Pistons not to protrude above block face. A Fomoco l300 Xflow crankshaft and conrods must be used. Rod end bolts are free. Balancing of crankshaft rods and pistons only by removal of material from those areas specified for the purpose by Ford; a maximum of three rods and pistons may be adjusted. A Fomoco 1300 Xflow cylinder head casting must be used. It is permitted to fit valve seat inserts to allow the use of unleaded fuel. The profile of these must be identical to the standard 'non insert' head; maximum inside diameter on the port side of the inserts to be 33.5mm inlet and 28.09mm exhaust. Maximum valve sizes are Inlet 1.5", Exhaust 1.24". Replacement valve guides may be fitted but only cast iron guides may be used. Other than these modifications no material may be added to or removed from the cylinder head. Fomoco 1300GT camshaft or Kent Cams equivalent (P103/4) may be used. The use of offset dowels is permitted. Vernier timing gears are prohibited. Sump design is free and oil pick-up pipe may be modified. Dry sump lubrication is prohibited. A modified oil pump may be used but it must be mounted and operated as per the standard Ford fitment. A Fomoco 1100 or 1300 Xflow flywheel and ring-gear must be utilised; material may not be removed other than from those areas specified by Ford for the purpose of balancing. The minimum weight of flywheel and clutch assembly including flywheel and crankshaft mountings bolts shall be 10.5kg. Clutch must be as per the standard type. A heavy-duty clutch cover may be used but must be the same configuration as the standard item. Thermostat may be removed or, if used, must be of standard type. The only modifications permitted are those listed above. It is the competitor's responsibility to ensure that no prohibited modifications have been carried out, if they are using an engine not assembled by them.

5.7.1. Modifications: Permitted: As above.

5.7.2. Modifications Prohibited: Any other than those listed in 5.7.

5.7.3. Location: Front engined as detailed in original drawings. Relocation of the engine within the recognised engine bay is permitted provided no modifications are required to the original chassis or bulkhead.

5.7.4. Oil/Water cooling: Any system may be used for oil cooling provided radiators are within the periphery of the vehicle. Water must be cooled using a radiator from a series production car positioned at the front of the chassis as detailed in the original drawings. Radiators constructed solely of aluminium are prohibited. It is permitted to change the number of cores/rows in the radiator.

5.7.5. Induction Systems: The inlet manifold must be as fitted as standard equipment by Ford Motor Company to any 1300 Kent engine. It must remain standard in every way shape and form. Any single choke downdraught carburettor with maximum 26mm venturi, or any twin choke downdraught carburettor with one maximum 23mm choke and one maximum 24mm choke venturi may be used; the size of the carburettor jets are free. Simultaneously opening twin chokes are not permitted. Choke flaps and mechanisms may be removed. Carburettors may not be modified by the removal or addition of material, except for the matching of the inlet manifold port faces to the standard port faces of the cylinder head with a maximum intrusion into the manifold of 10mm. The carburettor must be fixed to the manifold using only the original fixings in their original positions. Air filters are free.

5.7.6. Exhaust systems: Design and type of exhaust system including manifold and silencer is free, but must comply with MSA noise restrictions as per MSA yearbook 12.16.6 and 12.17 section A or as specified for any individual venue in the final instructions.

5.7.7. Ignition systems: The standard contact breaker type ignition system as originally fitted by Ford Motor Company, or a single pick up housed within the standard distributor and amplifier system, must be used. Ignition mapping is prohibited. Spark plugs and leads are free. The distributor must be the sole means of initiating the LT current to the coil and distributing the HT current and no additional electronic system or systems are permitted.
5.7.8. Fuel delivery systems: No restrictions.

5.8. SUSPENSIONS:

5.8.1. Permitted modifications: The original type of suspension system, both front and rear, including springing medium and pickup points must be retained. The horizontal positioning of either the top or bottom front suspension pick-up points on the chassis may be adjusted to provide the correct castor, if required. No additional springing medium is permitted. Only steel bodied dampers may be used; if adjustable, only those with a single adjustment are permitted. One "Rose-joint" may be used at only one end of the Panhard Rod. 'Plastic' suspension bushes may be used. Anti-roll bars may be fitted front and/or rear. (An alternative front upright will be eligible for 2003.)

5.8.2. Prohibited modifications: No controls which could allow adjustment of anti-roll bars by the driver whilst normally seated are permitted. The use of spherical rod ends and rose joints is prohibited other than for anti-roll bar links. Modifications to suspension pickup points other than those permitted in 5.8.1 are prohibited.

5.8.3. Wheelbase/track: Wheelbase must be to the original dimensions.

5.9. TRANSMISSIONS: The gearbox must be of the 4-speed integral bellhousing type as used in the 1300cc rear wheel drive Escort, or any standard production gearbox as used in the Cortina Mk3, 4 or 5 range, or the 4 or 5 speed Ford Sierra Type 9 gearbox. Material may not be removed from the bellhousing, with the exception of the casting lump at the bottom front edge of the bellhousing. The differential must be from the Ford Cortina, Escort or Capri range of cars. The bellhousing and differential housing must be cast iron.

5.9.2. Prohibited modifications: Four wheel drive is not permitted. Rose joints or spherical rod ends are not permitted in any transmission locating linkages with the exception of that detailed in 5.8.1.

5.9.3. Transmissions & Drive ratios: The gearbox and final drive ratios are free, but must be genuine Fomoco; specialist competition transmissions including straight cut gears are not permitted and synchromesh must be retained. Maximum number of ratios 5, plus mandatory reverse. Autoselect gearboxes are not permitted. Limited slip, locked, torque-biasing differentials or similar are not permitted. (Refer also to 5.9 above).

5.10. ELECTRICS

5.10. Exterior Lighting: All exterior lighting including headlights, side, tail and indicators must be fitted and functioning to MOT requirements.

5.10.2 Rear Fog Light: To MSA regulations Q.5 must be mounted directly to the underside of the rear roll-hoop within 10 cms of the centreline of the car. As from 1/1/03 an 'E' marked or MSA/FIA approved LED rear 'fog' light, will be mandatory.

5.10.3 Batteries: A battery and starter motor capable of repetitive starts must be fitted and operable by the driver whilst normally seated.

5.10.4 Generators: A fully working alternator/generator must be fitted. A charge indicator light functioning in the same mode as original must be fitted and be functional.

5.11. BRAKES:
a: Rear brakes must be Fomoco drum brakes from a 'Kent' engined Cortina, Capri or Escort - disc brakes are prohibited. Brake lining material is free.
b: Front brakes must be standard cast iron calipers and solid (not ventilated) discs from a 'Kent' engined Cortina, Capri or Escort. Discs may not be cross-drilled or grooved. Pad material free, but carbon-fibre is prohibited. Brake hoses are free.

5.11.1 Permitted Modifications: Pedal box and master cylinder/s are free. Adjustable bias valve may be fitted, provided it is located outside the cockpit. Brake bias may not be adjustable by the driver whilst normally seated.

5.11.2 Prohibited Modifications: ABS systems are prohibited.

5.12. STEERING: Steering rack must be from a Ford Escort Mk2; ratio of the rack is free. No other modifications are permitted. Steering rack mounts may be strengthened and rubber bushes replaced with different materials.
WHEELS: Steel or aluminium-alloy. Maximum width 6". Maximum diameter 13".

5.13. TYRES

5.13.1 Specifications: The only permitted tyres are Yokohama A509 and Yokohama A539 sized at 185/60 x 13 or 175/60 x 13. No alteration to the tyre from the manufacturer's specification is permitted. Re-cutting, re-grooving or in any other way modifying the tread pattern is not permitted. All the manufacturer's data must be clearly visible. Buffing of sidewalls to remove data is prohibited. Tyres must be to MOT requirements in every respect.

5.13.2. Nominated Manufacturers: Yokohama.

5.14. VEHICLE WEIGHT LIMIT: Minimum weight including driver is 615 kilos.

5.15. FUEL TANK / FUEL

5.15.1 Types: Fuel tanks are free but safety tanks are recommended. A non-return valve must be incorporated in the vent system.

5.15.2. Locations: As detailed in original drawings.

5.15.3. Fuel: Only pump fuel as defined is section P of the current MSA Year Book may be used. The use of power boosting additives in any fuel is prohibited. At the end of practice and the race at least 3 litres of fuel from the tank of the competing car must be available to the scrutineers for analysis. Compliance with minimum weight for the car will be taken before the fuel is removed.

5.16. SILENCING

5.16.1. Specification: To current MSA regulations 12.16.6 and 12.17.

5.17. NUMBERS & Championship DECALS

5.17.1 Positions: Race numbers must be displayed on each side of the vehicle alongside the cockpit/driver and as far forward on the front of the vehicle as possible. 750 Motor Club decals must be affixed prominently near all number backgrounds. Championship Sponsor's decals (where applicable) must be affixed in or near the positions detailed on the diagram supplied with those decals. A maximum of 5 decals (in addition to Championship sponsor and 750 Motor Club decals) of up to 355 sq cms may be carried on each side of the car and only on vertical surfaces - no decals may be affixed to the windscreen. These decals may not be related to form a larger name or an image. Failure to comply will render the vehicle and driver ineligible to race.

5.17.2. Suppliers: Club and sponsors stickers may be collected at the first race meeting in which the vehicle is entered.

6. APPENDICES
6.1. Race organising Clubs & Contacts
6.2 Commercial Undertaking

The following 2001-registered drivers have said that they will give advice to novices in this championship. If you want some help, give them a call (within reasonable hours).

Driver HOMETOWN HOME COUNTY HOME TEL
Malcolm Mitton Little Staughton Bedford 01234 378127
Darryl Beckwith Saunderton Bucks 01494 565086
Richard Cartledge Bolton York 01759 368633
Royce Grey Alresford Hants 01962 733174
Ian Gibson Braintree Essex 01376 344699
Adam Wilkinson Royston Herts 01763 220134
Matt Grossmith Epping Essex 01992 573060
Mark Calder Plaistow London 0171 474 1550
Adrian Pickering Abingdon Oxon 01235 536275
Kevin Lucas Ilkeston Derbyshire 0115 944 3676
Philip O' Halloran Hersham Surrey 01932 880389
David Garthwaite Hull East Yorkshire 01482 899527
John Suckling Keighley West Yorkshire 01535 643998
Tom Ballentyne Colchester Essex 01376 562427
John Ballentyne Colchester Essex 01376 562427
Niki Baxter Belper Derbyshire 01773 853458
Tony Cherrington Melksham Wilts 01225 706015
Rodney Gildersleeves Sudbury Suffolk 01787 881864
Mark Crankshaw Cambridge Cambs 01223 574784
Mike Saunders Landrake Cornwall 01752 851895
Stewert Lyddall Walton On Thames Surrey 01932 269831
Darren Banks Honiton Devon 01404 850716
Brett Townsend Leamington Spa Warwickshire 01926 633164
Mike Topp Tamworth Staffs 01827 895846