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Welcome to Vilaca Racing 12H Endurance Event,

 

Vilaca Racing Endurance Events are wheel-to-wheel competitions which allow multiple drivers to share a car in an event which tests the durability of equipment and team work as participants and required to make pit stops. Teams are competing against the clock to see which team is able to cover the most amount of laps in a 12-hour period.

 The Vilaca Racing Endurance event is about providing safe, spirited, fun and competitive track time for Novice and Advanced drivers. It is open to all production vehicle makes, models, all drive trains, turbo or aspirated race cars that are built to the set-out regulations.

 Vilaca Racing Endurance will include 3 competitive classes for all degrees of tuning and modification. The classing is designed to place vehicles of a similar nature to compete against each other. Each team will compete in a class and for the overall 12-hour victory. The above-mentioned classes will be clearly defined by subsequent labelled regulations.

Our event is about safety, fun and family. Our simplified rules make it easy to class each competitor in a class that will keep the racing series fair and competitive.

We look forward to seeing you on track!

Jonathan Vilaca

Founder Vilaca Racing

1. Vilaca Racing 12h Endurance Race

 

1.1. Vilaca Racing Defined

Vilaca Racing is an organization dedicated to arranging and regulating sports car events and exhibitions; encouraging safe and sportsmanlike conduct on public

1.2. 12h Endurance defined

Vilaca Racing Endurance Events are wheel-to-wheel competitions which allow multiple drivers to share a car in an event which tests the durability of equipment, participants will be required to have multiple pit stops throughout the event.

1.3. Assumption of Risk

Endurance racing is a dangerous sport that can result in serious injury or death. Participation in all aspects of the sport is voluntary. The ultimate responsibility for participant and vehicle safety lies with the participant, vehicle owner, driver, and crew members.

The participant also acknowledges that by participating in the event, the participant may suffer bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property. The participant further acknowledges that the participant has voluntarily assumed the risk of bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property or resources and waives any claims for bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property or resources against but not limited to; Vilaca Racing, its directors, officers, employees and agents, event officials, event sponsors, racetrack operator’s other participants and discharges such persons and entities from responsibility for such losses.

1.4. Participant Conduct

1.4.1. Be at least 18 years old and hold a current valid driver’s license

1.4.2. Complete and sign the required indemnity form/waivers and tech inspection form prior to driving in the event

1.4.3. Follow the rules set forth in this document, along with any rules given before or during the event by the event organizers

1.4.4. Have registered for the event and paid the entry fee

1.4.5. Abide by the drivers dress code

1.4.6. Vilaca Racing code of conduct

1.4.6.1. Any driver/crew shall abide by the rules in their entirety and in the spirit of which they are written. Any attempt to interpret the said rules to gain an unfair advantage will be penalized appropriately by the committee.

1.4.6.2. All persons shall conduct themselves in an orderly manner. Any disorderly conduct or any failure to obey official instructions or any breach of these regulations by entrants, drivers, or their assistants, shall make the entrant concerned liable to a penalty and/or fine. All participants must play within the rules and respect race officials and their decisions.

1.4.6.3. All participants must respect the rights, dignity, and value of their fellow participants regardless of gender, ability, physical appearance, cultural background, or religion. All participants must always encourage and take responsibility for their actions.

1.4.6.4. All participants must ensure their equipment is safe and race worthy, prior to taking part in training, testing or race events. Only approved racewear (e.g.: helmet, gloves, race boots and suit) to be used by the driver, according to the regulations. It is the participants own responsibility to identify and measure his/her own skill level against his/her competitors, and take responsibility for the risks associated with training, testing and or racing. It should be noted that a basic level of competence is required.

1.4.6.5. It is the participant’s responsibility to declare, prior to any participation in training, testing, or racing, of any medical condition or medication required that may be relevant in the event of an emergency.

1.4.6.6. All participants are required to display courtesy and etiquette to other members and participants in training, testing and race events. Any disputes or problems that may arise during an event must be addressed in a respectful manner, to the correct person (official) at the event.

1.4.6.7. The safety of children within the sport is a priority. Knowledge of the code of ethics surrounding care of children in sports will be promoted and encouraged. It is the participant’s own responsibility to ensure the safety of children at training, testing, or racing events.

1.4.6.8. When taking part in any event, it is the responsibility of the driver to take the time to read and fully understand the posted rules, regulations and conditions for said event prior to start time, thus eliminating unnecessary delays at the beginning of the event. Requests for clarification of these rules, regulations, or conditions, should be asked in the drivers meeting held before each event.

1.4.6.9. All participants must have respect for the environment and the surrounding inhabitants. Responsibility must be taken to reduce excessive noise and keep all areas that are used as clean and pollution free as possible.

1.4.6.10. All participants must respect that drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited at training, testing and races. It is an offence and will not be tolerated. Offenders will be excluded from the event and face further disciplinary action.

1.4.6.11. Any abusive comments on social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.) between teams, competitors, officials, organizers, will be held responsible and liable for their actions.

1.4.6.12. If the offence occurs during an event race, the car and driver concerned may be excluded from the race, or entire event and/or a penalty and/or a fine may be imposed. Failure to report at a specified time shall be a breach of the regulations and may be subject to a penalty and/or a fine.

1.4.6.13. Wild or disorderly driving shall be subject to exclusion.

1.4.6.14. Any proceeding, derogatory action, or interference with or against a race official by entrants, drivers, or their assistants shall result in a ban from the event and/or series

1.4.6.15. Abuse of officials will not be tolerated and offenders will be removed from the event and subject to further legal action.

1.4.7. Any driver who is involved in an incident shall follow the instructions of the safety team without question and will not be allowed to return to competition without the approval of the Vilaca Racing staff.

2. Sporting Regulations

The following descriptions and procedures govern the Vilaca Racing 12h Endurance. Participants are expected to follow these rules and the intent of these rules. They may be penalized for not doing so. Participants are reminded that there are many unwritten best practices focused on safety that would be impractical to commit to the written rulebook. If an official or track employee asks you to do something in the name of rules and you believe it is in error – do not argue with that person. Bring it to the attention of the Race Director or Event Lead for a solution.

2.1. Paddock

The area where a car parks when not participating in its sessions is the Paddock. Event Information/Supplemental Regulations may delineate the Paddock location and assignment of equitable amounts of space to each competitor.

2.1.1. The following applies to working on your car during a race in the paddock

2.1.1.1. At tracks where the paddock access to and from pit road creates a scored lap not completed on track, that lap shall be removed

2.1.1.2. Teams may not refuel their car in the paddock during the race. A 15-lap penalty will apply to teams fueling in the paddock

2.1.2. Grid & Pre-Race/Session

2.1.2.1. The Grid is the area of the track which the field is aligned prior to the session start.

2.1.2.1.1. Starting Order. Generally, grid order for practice and qualifying sessions will be on an “as arrived” basis. Any method of determining starting positions for the race must be described in the Event Information/Supplemental Regulations

2.1.2.1.2. Cars that are not in position on the grid prior to the deadline given in the drivers briefing relinquish their starting positions. They will be held behind other cars and must start from the back of the field.

2.1.2.1.3. Starting cars on grid. Engines shall be started by the driver sitting in the normal driving position, using an on-board or supplemental power supply. A car that cannot start on the grid may be push started after the remainder of the field has passed and will start the race from the back of the grid.

2.1.2.1.4. Late starters. After the field has left the grid, the Race Director may release cars that were not in position to join the back of the pack either from the grid at the beginning of the pace lap or start the race from the pit exit.

2.1.3. Pace lap. One pace lap precedes all races unless the Race Director or Event Lead authorizes an alternate procedure. The intent of the pace lap or similar procedure is to have a controlled, formed field at the start of a race.

2.1.4. Rolling start race

2.1.4.1. The Starter shall be safely located and in view of most of the drivers in the field as they approach his position. He shall remain motionless, with the green flag hidden, and no other flags visible. The Starter will start the race by suddenly and continuously waving the green flag until all cars have passed the start line if the field is:

2.1.4.1.1. At a constant low speed

2.1.4.1.2. Double file/two-by-two; and

2.1.4.1.3. Well bunched; and

2.1.4.1.4. Close enough to the Starter that most of the drivers can see the flag

2.1.4.2. Racing begins and passing may occur throughout the field after 4 corners or when the green flag is displayed as noted in the drivers briefing

2.2. Race Flags and session instructions

2.2.1. Track Rules

The track rules are subject to change without notice. These changes to the track will only be made if necessary for the safety of the drivers and/or spectators.

2.2.2. General flag rules will be observed. Flag rules will be gone over in the race group drivers meeting at the start of the event. Track Flags which may vary per facility, will be covered at drivers meeting. Please see addendum A for reference

2.2.2.1. GREEN FLAG (Solid Green) – When displayed, the green flag indicates that the course is clear, and that racing is under way. The green flag is typically shown only by the Starter.

2.2.2.2. YELLOW FLAG (Solid Yellow) – A Yellow Flag of any type indicates an incident ahead that creates a dangerous situation. Drivers should slow and proceed at a reduced speed with no passing allowed. The no passing zone starts at a perpendicular line across the track from the flag and ends at a perpendicular line across the track from the last component of the incident causing the yellow flag – or as noted in the Event Information/Supplementary Regulations. The last component may be the car, driver, responding officials, other vehicles and/or large debris.

Drivers are reminded that you may not be able to see if there are more incidents before the next flag station, and particularly at night, discretion should be used to avoid penalties for passing under yellow

2.2.2.3. STANDING YELLOW – You are approaching an incident where your and other’s safety are at risk. The racing surface may be clear but there is immediate danger to you or others if you left the racing surface. Slow significantly and proceed through the incident at a reduced speed.

2.2.2.4. WAVING YELLOW – You are approaching an incident that has great danger to you and others. The racing surface may be partially or completely blocked. Slow significantly and be prepared to stop. All efforts should be made to proceed through a Waving Yellow Flag in single file order.

2.2.2.5. DOUBLE YELLOW, DISPLAYED AT ALL STATIONS – Indicates the entire course is under yellow (full course yellow). All stations will display double yellow flags for all pace and safety car laps. SLOW DOWN, NO PASSING. However, cars may carefully pass emergency vehicles and other cars that are disabled or off pace

2.2.2.6. Blue Flag – Another competitor is following very closely or is trying to overtake. This flag may be displayed standing or waving, depending upon the speed differential

2.2.2.7. SURFACE CONDITION (Yellow with Vertical Red Stripes) – Take care. A slippery condition exists, or debris is present on the racing surface. This flag is displayed standing

2.2.2.8. WHITE FLAG (Solid White) – Caution and take care for a slow-moving race car, ambulance or other emergency vehicle on the racing surface.

2.2.2.9. BLACK FLAG (Solid Black) – Displayed from the Starter’s stand with a number board indicating the car number: Proceed directly to the pits and the location designated by the Race Director or event Information/Supplemental Regulations for consultation with Officials. DO NOT TAKE ANOTHER LAP.

2.2.2.10. MECHANICAL BLACK FLAG (Black with Orange Ball) – Displayed from the Starter’s stand with a number board indicating the car number. There is a mechanical problem with the car. Proceed directly to your pit

2.2.2.11. RED FLAG (Solid Red) – Displayed at each station and on the Starter’s stand – EXTREME DANGER – THE SESSION HAS BEEN STOPPED. All cars shall immediately reduce speed and proceed cautiously to the pits. Once a red flag has been displayed, it will not be withdrawn until all cars have come to a stop

2.2.3. A firm “black flag” rule will be instituted at all Vilaca racing events. Dangerous driving such as regular off-track excursions, reckless driving leading to poor or out of control car control and/or creating dangerous conditions for other competitors will be monitored by the track officials and Vilaca Racing Committee. Offenders will be black flagged and have to be cleared before they can be allowed back on the track.

2.2.4. Full Course Yellow. The Race Director may use a safety car as necessary to control the field and to assure expeditious safe clean-up of any incident.

2.2.4.1. A safety car and/or the lead car may be used to control the field and to assure expeditious restarts. All vehicles must pass any on track incident(s) well under control. It is permissible to control the field by having all cars maintain gaps and slow to a pre-determined speed

2.2.4.2. If a safety car is used will enter the course only under double yellow flags.

2.2.4.3. When dispatched, the safety car, with emergency lights flashing, will gather the field under steady and reduced speeds that are appropriate to track conditions.

2.2.4.4. Prior to a restart, the safety car will maintain the established pace, extinguish the lights, and exit the course

2.2.5. Driving time

2.2.5.1. There is a maximum driving time of 3 hours per driver session.

2.2.5.2. There will be a minimum of 3 drivers per team and a maximum of 4 drivers per team.

2.2.6. Rain Races

Vilaca Racing 12h Enduro Events are all-weather races; drivers and teams should be prepared for such conditions. In cases of unsafe weather conditions including but not limited to excessive rain/track flooding, lightning, high winds, etc. Officials may slow the field using a full course yellow type procedure or stop a session or race.

2.2.7. On-Track Expectations and Conduct

Drivers are expected to follow all rules for flagging, pit road speed limits, racing etiquette, and any other event-specifics outlined in Event Information/Supplementary Regulations. Failure to do so will likely result in black flags and/or penalties. Any and all unsafe and reckless/out of control driving that is seen by participants is asked to be reported Vilaca Racing staff.

Drivers must follow those general guidelines and the specific examples below

2.2.7.1. Car Control & Track Limits

2.2.7.1.1. Drivers should not make repeated/constant driving errors or demonstrate a lack of control (e.g., going off track, erratic lines, excessive sliding).

2.2.7.1.2. Drivers must always stay on the marked racing surface and may not drive off track without justification. Once off, a driver may re-enter the track, but only when it is safe to do so and without gaining a lasting advantage.

2.2.7.1.3. Drivers should not create a situation where debris is brought onto the track.

2.2.8. Racing Room

Each competitor has a right to racing room, which is generally defined as sufficient space on the marked racing surface that under racing conditions, a driver can maintain control of his car in close quarters

2.2.9. Overtaking

2.2.9.1. The overtaking driver bears the primary burden of responsibility for the decision to pass another car and to accomplish it safely because that driver has the best visibility. The overtaken driver is responsible to be aware that he is being passed and not to impede or block the overtaking car.

2.2.9.2. Drivers must respect the right of other competitors to racing room. More than one move in response to defend a position is not allowed. Deliberate squeezing of a car beyond the track edge or any other abnormal change of direction is strictly prohibited

2.2.9.3. Contact on track is deemed unacceptable. All cars participating in the series must be driven in such a manner that they do not make contact other cars on track.

2.2.9.4. Contact with walls or barriers or other cars will result in the driver being parked for the remainder of the day unless the car has been passed by the tech inspector and is safe to do so. These events cannot continue without the safe driving of the participants being the highest priority for all involved

2.2.9.5. Contact in any detrimental way to the walls, barriers, tyre walls, or other structures of the racetrack or paddock that cause damage deemed to need repair (by the track management), may result in the driver or owner of the car causing the damage to be billed for repairs.

2.2.9.6. If a driver notices something is wrong with their car while on track, every effort should be made to pull off the track immediately, in a safe and predictable manner.

2.2.9.7. Stopping on track.

2.2.9.7.1. A driver who stops his car on course must make every effort to assure that the location does not pose a danger or obstruction to other competitors .

2.2.9.7.2. Drivers and crew may not work on a car that is stopped on course

2.2.9.7.3. If a vehicle is flat-towed (connected to service vehicle with a strap and being pulled on all four wheels) the driver must be in full gear and fully belted in.

2.2.10. Pits and Pit Stops

The pit lane (which connects the track to access roads in the paddock) and the area behind the pit lane used for support equipment and crews is collectively known as the “hot pits” or “pits.”

2.2.10.1. Maintenance/repairs

The following simple maintenance/repairs may be done in the designated pit area and is subject to the following restrictions;

2.2.10.1.1. There may only be four crew members attending to a single vehicle.

2.2.10.1.2. Tyre changes

2.2.10.1.3. Brake pads and rotors

2.2.10.1.4. Fluid top-offs (Oil, water, fuel, etc.)

2.2.10.1.5. Windshield cleaning

2.2.10.1.6. Minor body repair

2.2.10.1.7. Minor setup adjustments

2.2.10.1.8. Repairs to lights

2.2.10.2. Fueling

The following restrictions apply to refueling procedures

2.2.10.2.1. Fueling will be only take place at the RSR Shell garage

2.2.10.2.2. Driver changes and driver-change assistance may be done during fueling

2.2.10.2.3. Refueling the vehicle in the pits will result in a 15 lap penalty

2.2.10.2.4. Should the above offence occur for a second time, the team will be excluded from the results.

2.3. Protest / Complaints / objections

2.3.1. The right to protest

2.3.1.1. The right to protest lies solely with any participant or official who may consider himself/herself rightfully aggrieved by any decision, act or omission of an organizer, official, competitor or driver.

2.3.1.2. Lodging a protest

2.3.1.3. A protest to be considered by the committee, can be lodged directly with the Official Time Keeper or the Clerk of the Course

2.3.1.4. Every protest shall be in writing, stating the name and address of the protestor, the grounds for the protest, be signed by the competitor making the protest,

2.3.1.5. Time limit for protest

2.3.1.5.1. All protests must be lodged within 30min of the offence. After this time has lapsed no protest will be considered.

2.3.1.5.2. All protests be accompanied by a fee of R500.00 to the Vilaca Racing associated charity either by means of an EFT or cash payment – non-refundable regardless of the outcome.

2.3.1.6. Action by the committee on receipt of a protest.

2.3.1.6.1. They shall consider all protests as urgent. They shall take steps as soon as possible to convene a hearing.

2.3.1.6.2. Once a hearing has taken place the committee decision is final and cannot be appealed or overturned.

 

 2.4. TRANSPONDERS, TIME KEEPER, TIMIING

The Time Keeper is responsible for accurately timing and scoring the event, compiling, and publishing the Official Results, and providing the Official Results to event officials.

2.4.1. Transponders

2.4.1.1. Transponders will be handed out by the official time keeper in the morning of the event before drivers briefing.

2.4.1.2. Transponders are to be fitted inside the vehicle by means of a transponder holder as shown in the graphic bellow

2.4.1.3. Each driver will be assigned a transponder that must be changed when driver changes occur

2.4.1.4. The transponder remains the responsibility of the participant for the duration of the event for any and all damage incurred.

2.4.2. Time keeper

2.4.2.1. the time keeper is not to be interrupted during the event

2.4.2.2. the time keeper is not permitted to disclose any event unofficial results during the course of the event.

2.4.3. Timing

2.4.3.1. In car timing is and data logging is permitted.

2.4.3.2. All events will operate as an online internet-based system and there will be no paper records.

2.4.3.3. Teams must be equipped with the necessary Laptops, PCs etc to log onto the internet or relevant wi-fi to follow the progress of the event

2.4.3.4. Only lap times that are recorded by a transponder will count towards the days results

2.4.3.5. Only in a special circumstance will manual timing be accepted such as but not limited to;

2.4.3.5.1. Timing beacon is damaged

2.4.3.5.2. Interference with the timing line

2.4.3.5.3. Transponder battery failure

2.4.3.5.4. Shortage of replacement transponders

3. Safety

3.1. Dress code

All required driver’s safety equipment must be worn at all times while on track. The participant agrees that the participant always bears the ultimate responsibility to ensure the safety of participant’s driver’s safety equipment, and compliance with all Vilaca Racing rules, regulations, and agreements, including but not limited to those contained in the 12h Enduro Rules.

The following required equipment shall be in good condition and free of defects, holes, cracks, frays, etc

3.1.1. Driving suits that effectively cover the body from the neck to the ankles and wrists – One-piece suits. All suits shall bear or have the equivalent certification label of a minimum FIA STANDARD 8856-2018 – 2 layered Nomex® Underwear of fire-resistant material shall be used but is optional with suits carrying.

3.1.2. Crash helmets approved by the Snell Foundation with Snell sticker 2015 or later Special Application SA2015/SAH2015, or by the SFI with a SFI Sticker SFI 31.1/2015 or newer, or by the FIA standard 8859-2015 or FIA 8860-2010 or newer. SFI labelled helmets must have a year printed on the label to be valid. Each driver’s helmet shall be labelled with a minimum of the driver’s name.

3.1.3. Crash helmets shall bear or have the equivalent certification label of the DOT, ECE, SNELL, SHARP approved standard. Each driver’s helmet shall be labelled with a minimum of the driver’s name and blood group. Open face helmets are permitted.

3.1.4. The use of a head and neck restraint system is optional but recommended.

3.1.5. Gloves must be fire-resistant Nomex® material containing no holes

3.1.6. Face coverings (balaclavas) of accepted fire-resistant Nomex® material for drivers with beards or moustaches. Hair protruding from beneath a driver’s helmet shall be completely covered by fire resistant material. Double-layer balaclavas are recommended. If balaclavas are used voluntarily, they shall be of accepted fire-resistant material.

3.1.7. Shoes must be fire-resistant Nomex® material containing no holes.

3.2. Fire suppression system

3.2.1. All cars shall be equipped with an on-board fire suppression of some type. The minimum is a hand-held fire extinguisher meeting these requirements

3.2.1.1.The size of the fire extinguisher must be more than 1.5kg and be securely fastened by means of a steel bracket

3.2.1.2. Fire extinguisher class B, C, BC or ABC)

3.2.1.3. The mounting steel bracket shall be fixed with a minimum of 2 x M5 bolts SAE Metric Grade 8.8 (cable ties, duct tape and Velcro will not be accepted)

3.2.1.4. Manual or automatic release is allowed. The release mechanism shall be within reach of the driver when belted in the car.

3.2.1.5. All on-board fire systems shall be identified with two circle “E” decals–one at the release location and the second on the outside bodywork in line with or as near to the release location as possible

3.3. Electrical

3.3.1. Master switch

All cars must be equipped with a master switch easily accessible by the driver and from outside the car

3.3.1.1. The master switch shall be installed directly on either the positive or negative battery cable and must cut all electrical circuits but not an on-board fire system. Solenoid-style master switches are permitted. All terminals of the master switch shall be insulated to prevent shorting out. It shall be clearly marked by the international marking of a spark in a blue triangle and mounted in a standard location.

3.3.1.2. Location

The kill switch is recommended to be installed in front of the windshield on either the cowl or on top of the fender, but close enough to the windshield to be accessible if the car is overturned.

4. Vehicle regulation – General across all classes

4.1. General Allowance and Modification Rules

4.1.1. Vilaca Racing 12h Enduro Classes are intended for mass produced production automobiles, meaning they needed to start life on an assembly line. Tube frame, hand-built, composite, and other special-construction vehicles are not permitted

4.2. Body/Chassis/Interior/Exterior

All Vilaca Racing Endurance vehicles must use a production chassis without modification which changes its shape or basic original vehicle dynamics. The intent of this rule is to keep entrants from participating in a tube frame car or effectively creating a tube-frame car that isn’t allowed, and to prevent weight reduction and body modifications which compromise strength or otherwise substantially change the construction of the vehicle

4.2.1. Interior

4.2.1.1. Vehicle must have a functional dashboard that is fixed to the OEM locations and/or location points on the fitted roll cage front hoop/bar.

4.2.1.2. All installed interior components must be attached to/contained in the chassis in such a way as to be able to withstand 25g deceleration. Any sharp edges shall be covered, padded, protected, etc. to prevent injury to driver, crew, course workers and officials.

4.2.1.3. Firewall and floor – Firewall and floor must prevent the passage of flame and debris into the driver’s compartment. Any holes in the firewall must be of the minimum size for passage of controls and wires and must be completely sealed

4.2.1.4. All fuel, oil, and water lines, including gauge and vent lines, that pass into or through the driver/passenger compartment, shall be of steel tube or metal braided hoses or protected by a wall–like bulkhead container

4.2.1.5. Any item which can be secured in place by original fasteners such as bolts, nuts, snaps, straps, etc., may be removed. (E.g., a spare tire, tool kit.)

42.1.6. A roll cage meeting the specifications in Section F must be installed/constructed

4.2.2. Roll cages

All cars must utilize a roll cage with a minimum of six (6) attachment points to the chassis. The roll cage consists of the main hoop, front hoop, side protection, and braces as specified in these rules and be compliant with the following specifications.

4.2.2.1. Main hoop – The main hoop (behind the driver) must be the full width of the cockpit for all cars. It must be one continuous length of tubing with smooth bends and no evidence of crimping or wall failure. The main hoop must maintain a single plane

4.2.2.1.1. On all closed cars, the main hoop must be as close as possible to the roof and “B” pillars.

4.2.2.1.2. Open cars without the windshield frame may use an asymmetric main hoop. The main hoop must be full width to the passenger side of the car. On the passenger side of the car the hoop must be at least as high as the top of the rear corner of the door

4.2.2.1.3. The main hoop must be high enough that a straight line drawn from the top of the main hoop to the top of the front hoop would pass over the driver’s helmet and steering wheel when the driver is seated in the normal driving position. Additionally, the top of the main hoop must be at least 50 mm (2 inches) above the driver’s helmet

4.2.2.1.4. On open cars retaining the windshield frame the main hoop must be full height for the entire width of the hoop. The top of the main hoop must be at least 50mm (2 inches) above the driver’s helmet as illustrated bellow

4.2.2.1.5. Main hoops shall incorporate a diagonal brace. The brace shall either be in the plane of the main hoop or extend from the top of one rear brace to the bottom of the opposite rear brace. Automobiles with mid-mounted engines can have the lower mounting point attach to the frame of the automobile within six inches of the main hoop. In the case of braces in the plane of the main hoop, the brace must span at least 50% of the width of the main hoop, and at least 75% of the height of the main hoop as shown below.

    4.2.2.1.6. Roll Cage Bracing – bracing that goes through the front fire wall, or ties into or shock tower/suspension mounts is permitted

    4.2.2.1.7. Side protection – Two side tubes connecting the front and main hoops across both door openings must be used. Tubes that are welded to any part of the same mounting plate are considered to be connected to one another

    4.2.2.1.8. The roll cage must attach to the vehicle structure within the passenger compartment in a minimum of six (6) points. More points may incur the vehicle to be disallowed from competition if it creates an unauthorized tube-frame car.

    4.2.2.1.9. Tubing material – Seamless or DOM mild steel tubing (SAE 1020 or 1025 recommended)

    4.2.2.1.10. All joints of the roll cage be must welded. All welding must include full penetration, no cold lap, no surface porosity, no crater porosity, no cracks, no whiskers, and so forth. Welds shall be continuous around the entire tubular structure. Procedures for welding alloy steel shall be in accordance with accepted industry practice. It is recommended that a certified welder do all welding. It is recommended that gussets be used at all joints

    4.2.3. Seats

    4.2.3.1. The driver’s seat shall be a one-piece bucket-type seat and shall be securely mounted to provide fore/aft and lateral support. Passenger seat back, if a folding seat, shall be securely bolted or strapped in place.

    4.2.3.2. Mounting structures for racing seats may attach to the floor, cage and or center tunnel.

    4.2.3.3. A passenger seat meeting all the specs of the driver’s seat may be installed in the front passenger seat position. The seat may not be occupied during Vilaca Racing Endurance events

    4.2.4. Safety belts

    4.2.4.1. All drivers in Vilaca Racing Endurance events shall utilize either a 4, 5, 6, or 7-point restraint harness meeting the following specifications. The restraint system installation is subject to approval of the Chief Technical Inspector

    4.2.4.2. The shoulder harness shall be the over the shoulder type. There shall be a single release common to the seat belt and shoulder harness. When mounting belts and harnesses it is recommended that they be kept as short as reasonably possible to minimize stretch when loaded in an accident.

    4.2.4.3. The shoulder harness shall be mounted behind the driver and supported above a line drawn downward from the shoulder point at an angle of 20 degrees with the horizontal. The seat itself, or anything added only to the seat shall not be considered a suitable guide. Guides must be a part of the roll cage or a part of the car structure.

    4.2.4.4. Each seat (lap) and shoulder belt of the harness (5, 6, or 7 points) shall have an individual mounting point (i.e., two for seat belt and two for shoulder belt minimum). 6- or 7-point system anti-submarine straps may share a mounting point with one or both seat (lap) belt(s). The minimum acceptable bolts used in the mounting of all belts and harnesses is SAE Grade Metric 8.8. Mounting hardware, including eye bolts, as provided by the belt manufacturer

    4.2.4.5. Where possible, seat belt, shoulder harness, and anti-submarine strap(s) should be mounted to the roll structure or frame of the car. Where this is not possible, large diameter mounting washers or equivalent should be used to spread the load. Bolting through aluminium floor panels, etc., is not acceptable.

    4.3. Exterior

    4.3.1. Exterior Lighting systems

    4.3.1.1. Events running into darkness may require the use of headlights and tail driving lights. Utilizing stock assemblies, or upgraded stock assemblies

    4.3.1.2. There must be at least one functioning red brake light at all times

    4.3.1.3. Head lights shall be retained and utilized during rain or low light situations as directed by race control. When required, vehicles must have a minimum of one functioning driving light/rain light on the rear of the vehicle.

    4.3.1.4. Auxiliary headlights may be allowed by the event information or supplemental regulations

    4.3.1.5. Exposed glass headlights shall be taped or covered with clear film. OEM fog lights that are removed shall be covered to prevent air passage through said holes unless used for ducting.

    4.3.2. Bodywork / Aero

    Vehicles must retain the general original silhouette and all major bodywork pieces, bumpers, facias, and doors. Each vehicle must stay recognizable as the production model it started life as.

    4.3.2.1. Body panel (front and rear, wheel arches, fenders, and quarter panels) modifications are permitted to facilitate installation of maximum width tires for the chosen class. This includes rolling, or flattening, or trimming the wheel opening. All tires must fit within the bodywork as viewed from above.

    4.3.2.2. Rear and side mirrors – Stock mirrors may be replaced, provided the driver has visibility to the rear of the vehicle

    4.3.2.3. Crash bar – crush structures hidden by the bumper may be replaced with a structure designed to perform the same function

    4.3.2.4. Splitter – A front splitter may be added to divert air and produce downforce through vertical pressure differential. Splitters may protrude 100mm from the forward points of the front bumper and be no wider than the outside edge of the front wheels when pointed straight.

    4.3.2.5. Wings – Rear Wings are permitted.

    4.3.2.5.1. Sedans, coupes and sports cars, wings may not be higher than the highest point of the roofline and must be completely contained between the rear axle center line, the sides of the vehicle and rear-most point of the rear bumper as viewed from above

    4.3.2.5.2. Hatchbacks and station wagons, wings may not extend higher than 250mm above the roofline. Wings must be contained between the rear axle center line, the sides of the vehicle and the rear-most point of the rear bumper as viewed from above.

    4.3.3. Windows/Glass

    4.3.3.1. Front windscreen is to remain glass and fixed to the vehicle as per an OEM fitment

    4.3.3.2. Windscreen is to be free from any damage and/or cracks

    4.3.3.3. Rear and side windows may be removed or replaced with polycarbonate options, Perspex windows are not allowed.

    4.3.3.4. Windows must be clear or uncoloured, except if no factory or aftermarket clear windows are available

    4.3.3.5. Windscreen wipers – All vehicles must be fitted with at least one effective windshield wiper assembly, which must be in working order throughout the event.

    4.3.4. Tow Hooks/Tow Straps/Towing Eyes

    4.3.4.1. All cars must have a towing eye or strap, sometimes known as a “tow hook” front and rear, that does not dangerously protrude from the bodywork when the car is racing, to be used for flat towing or hauling the vehicle.

    4.3.4.2. These towing eyes or straps shall be easily accessible without removal or manipulation of bodywork or other panels. The required tow eyes must be strong enough to tow the car from a hazard such as a gravel trap

    4.3.4.3. All tow hooks shall be identified with two Arrow “Tow” decals – pointing towards the tow hook location. Decals must be placed as near to the location as possible

    4.3.5. Numbers & sponsor decals

    4.3.5.1. Race numbers and sponsor decals will be issued. Each team will receive 1 (one) set of decals for the event.

    4.3.5.2. Decals must be displayed in the appropriate manor. Details on the layout will be given prior to the event.

    4.3.5.3. Failure to display the provided decals/correct number and/or modifying the decals in any way without the consent of the committee (i.e., cutting out the race number) is prohibited.

    4.4. Engine/Transmission/Suspension/Brakes/Fuel

    4.4.1. Engine

    The engine, transmission, differential cases, transfer cases, etc. must be securely installed, free of leaks and in sound mechanical condition

    4.4.1.1. Engine must be mass-produced for automobiles and sourced from a major automobile manufacturer

    4.4.1.2. Engine internals may be changed or modified provided they comply with the relevant class regulations

    4.4.1.3. Intake, intake manifold, exhaust, exhaust manifold, external oiling systems (e.g., accumulator, dry sump, etc.) and the cooling system(s) (e.g., radiators and oil coolers) may be modified or replaced

    4.4.1.4. ECU, Ignition systems, and engine calibration/tuning may be changed, modified or adjusted

    4.4.2. Transmission/ Differential/Transfer Cases

    4.4.2.1. Internal and external components such as the final drive ratio, bearings, bearing carriers, hubs, universal and CV joints; axles, driveshafts and casings may be changed or modified

    4.4.3. Brake upgrade

    4.4.3.1. Minimum of four-wheel brakes required

    4.4.3.2. No limitation on brake upgrades

    4.4.4. Suspension

    Vehicle track may be increased to facilitate installation of maximum width tires for the class

    4.4.4.1. No limitation on upgrades provided the following remains unchanged

    4.4.4.1.1. OEM geometry

    4.4.4.1.2. Sub frame

    4.4.4.1.3. Chassis legs

    4.4.4.1.4. Mounting points

    Upgrading the above existing fixture of the OEM body structure to a tubular chassis section (front or rear) will result the car moving to VRE1

    4.4.4.2. The following upgrades are permitted

    4.4.4.2.1. Camber arms / plates

    4.4.4.2.2. Caster arms/ bushes

    4.4.4.2.3. Upgraded struts / Coil overs

    4.4.4.2.4. Sway bars

    4.4.4.2.5. Bushes

    4.4.4.2.6. Linkages

    Changes to the vehicle that are outside these guidelines will be discussed with the technical committee for clarification on compliance.

    4.4.5. Fuel

    4.4.5.1. Fueling and vehicles

    Fire extinguishers shall be present and in a readily accessible location during any refueling from containers

    4.4.5.1.1. Fueling of cars will be done at the Red Star Raceway Shell Garage in a controlled manner with adequate measures for safety

    4.4.5.1.2. Vehicles will be refueled directly from the petrol Station pump

    4.4.5.1.3. The vehicle engine must be shut down during refueling and may not be started until refueling is complete

    4.4.5.1.4. A maximum of 5 crew members may be involved in the refuel of a car whilst the car is on Pit Road only at any times before or during an event

    4.4.5.1.5. Drivers may remain in a vehicle or conduct a driver change during refueling. Only a fully cladded crew member or driver attired as per rule 16.7 may assist in the changeover of an incoming or outgoing driver.

    4.4.5.1.6. No work of any nature is allowed on the vehicle whilst it is being refueled

    4.4.5.1.7. All cars must be connected to an earth point whilst refueling

    Refueling fluids

    4.4.5.1.8. Fuel drums may not be stored in the Pits/paddock at any time

    4.4.5.1.9. Pump fuel 93 & 95 for petrol engines

    4.4.5.1.10. Pump fuel 10ppm & 50ppm for diesel engines

    4.4.5.1.11. No Fuel additives will be allowed

    4.4.5.1.12. No Ethanol fuel will be allowed

    4.4.5.1.13. No Water methanol injection kits will be allowed

    4.4.5.1.14. No methanol fueled cars will be allowed

    4.4.6. Fuel Capacity & Fuel tanks

    4.4.6.1. A maximum of 65L on board fuel capacity is permitted

    4.4.6.2. Only one (1) fuel tank is permitted per vehicle

    4.4.6.3. Surge tanks will not exceed a capacity of more than 2L

    4.4.6.4. Oversized/aftermarket fuel tanks

    4.4.6.4.1. Vehicles with OEM gas tanks that are larger in capacity than 65L will not be filled more than 65L at the refueling stop

    4.4.6.4.2. Vehicles fitted with an aftermarket fuel tanks/cell; If a Fuel cell is used, it must meet the following specifications

    4.4.6.4.2.1. Any safety fuel bladders must be constructed and certified. All safety fuel cells shall consist of a foam-filled fuel bladder enclosed in a metal container at minimum

    4.4.6.4.2.2. Internal body panels may be modified to accommodate the installation of fuel cells as long as modifications serve no other purpose. If installation includes encroachment into the driver’s compartment, a metal bulkhead must prevent exposure of the driver to the fuel cell. The fuel cell must not be installed any closer to the ground than 150mm, unless enclosed within the bodywork or OEM floor pan

    4.4.6.4.2.3. Fuel cell breathers must vent outside the car and away from the exhaust

    4.4.6.4.2.4. All fuel lines, including gauge and vent lines, that pass into or through the driver/passenger compartment, shall be of steel tube or metal braided hoses

    4.5. Vehicle weight

    4.5.1. No minimum weight requirement

    5. 2024 Classes

    The below list(s) refer to the class restrictions and/or requirements. This does not include the basic inspection of the vehicle that the vehicle will undergo in order to be classed correctly and/or pass inspection

    5.1. Classing of VRE1, VRE2 and VRE3

    The classes will only be valid if the following requirements are met for each class:

    5.1.1. Minimum amount of registered competitors is 8 or more

    5.2. VRE3 Class

    VRE3 Class is defined by the following rules

    5.2.1. Engine

    5.2.1.1. All Naturally Aspirated (N/A) Motors – maximum capacity 2000cc

    5.2.1.2. No Forced induction (FI) Configurations

    5.2.1.3. Engine Modifications will remain open with the exception of the following:

    5.2.1.3.1. No aftermarket turbo charges may be fitted

    5.2.1.3.2. No Nitrous Oxide may be fitted

    5.2.1.3.3. No Super chargers may be fitted

    5.2.1.3.4. MOTOR SWOPS will be allowed under the following conditions

    5.2.1.3.4.1. N/A cars motors are replaced with N/A car motors (e.g., 1400cc may be changed to a 2000cc motor, regardless of the make provided 2.1.1.3.1 to 2.1.1.3 is not contravened)

    5.2.1.3.4.2. The above rules (2.1.1.1 – 2.1.1.3) will apply to both petrol and diesel cars

    5.2.2. Tyres

    5.2.2.1. Bridgestone RE71-RS Semi slick tyres that are the only permitted tyres

    5.2.2.2. Front and rear tyre size will be limited to a maximum width of 215.

    5.3. VRE2 Class

    VRE1 Class is defined by the following rules

    5.3.1. Engine

    5.3.1.1. All Naturally Aspirated (N/A) Motors

    5.3.1.2. Forced induction (FI) motor combinations under 1900cc

    5.3.1.3. Engine Modifications will remain open with the exception of the following:

    5.3.1.3.1. No aftermarket turbo charges may be fitted

    5.3.1.3.2. No Nitrous Oxide may be fitted

    5.3.1.3.3. No Super chargers may be fitted

    5.3.1.3.4. MOTOR SWOPS will be allowed under the following conditions

    5.3.1.3.4.1. N/A cars motors are replaced with N/A car motors (e.g., 1400cc may be changed to a 2000cc motor, regardless of the make provided 2.1.1.3.1 to 2.1.1.3 is not contravened)

    5.3.1.3.4.2. Turbo car motors are replaced with a like for like engine – failure to do so will result in moving to VRE1

    5.3.1.4. The above rules (2.1.1.1 – 2.1.1.3) will apply to both petrol and diesel cars

    5.3.2. Tyres

    5.3.2.1. Bridgestone RE71-RS Semi slick tyres that are the only permitted tyres

    5.3.2.2. Front and rear tyre size will be limited to a maximum width of 235

    5.4. VRE 1 Class

    VRE1 Class is defined by the following rules

    5.4.1. Engine modifications

    5.4.1.1. All Naturally Aspirated (N/A) Motors

    5.4.1.2. Forced induction (FI) motor combinations

    5.4.1.3. Engine Modifications will remain open:

    5.4.1.3.1. Aftermarket turbo charges may be fitted

    5.4.1.3.2. Super chargers may be fitted

    5.4.1.3.3. No Nitrous Oxide may be fitted

    5.4.1.3.4. No methanol/water methanol injection may be fitted

    5.4.2. Tyres

    5.4.2.1. Bridgestone RE71-RS Semi slick tyres that are the only permitted tyres

    5.4.2.2. Front and rear tyre size will be limited to a maximum width of 265

    6. Technical Inspection

     

    Vilaca Racing does not make any representations as to the safety or mechanical condition of the vehicle. The responsibility of ensuring that the vehicle is safe and in proper mechanical condition to participate in the Event falls exclusively upon the Participant and his/her mechanic.

    6.1. On-site tech inspection is REQUIRED, Vilaca Racing recommends all participants have a qualified mechanic inspect their car prior to the event, however, tech inspection will still be required for all cars (excluding instructors and staff) before the event. Failure to go through tech will result in forfeiting track time.

    6.2. Vilaca Racing staff will go through regular tech inspection. Each participant must present a signed and completed inspection form, and will receive their run group sticker on a successful inspection

    6.3. Participants shall bring their car to tech as it will be driven on track. This includes the tires and pads they will use on track.

    6.4. All loose items should be out of the car, and helmet and any device that will be secured to the car during the event should be present and installed (camera mounts, etc). Participants must demonstrate that any device that will be attached to the car (inside or out) is secured properly. Any device secured to the outside of the car should also be checked by track staff prior to each session. Floor mats that are not pinned in must be removed, and glove boxes and storage areas must be emptied. If an item isn’t tied down, it should not be in the car.

    6.5. If a participant knowingly has an issue with a car before or during the event, please inform the inspector as soon as possible. The participant should not continue to go out on track with any known issue. Doing so may result in a loss of track privileges, as well as potential lost track time for their run group due to track clean-up. Tracks can and will require drivers to pay for track damage. This includes, but is not limited to: fluid clean up on the track surface, damage to the barriers, and damage to the track facility. If participants are found to be knowingly tracking a car with a potentially dangerous issue, they will be asked to fix the issue before being allowed on track.

    6.6. Tech inspection description

    6.6.1. Lights

    Functional brake lights (at least one easy to spot light at rear of car) must be on all cars and functional at all times or a car may be black flagged. Working headlights are mandatory for all cars during races occurring after dark. Any number of additional headlights may be used provided they are not deemed to be excessive or a hazard to other drivers. In night events, one headlight and one brake must be functioning at all times.

    6.6.2. Fuel Tanks

    Fuel tanks must be either OEM quality or better if using a factory style tank. Factory tanks are only permitted on cars where the tank is located behind the driver and in front of the rear wheels. Aftermarket fuel “cells” are allowed and encouraged, if properly installed and mounted. All structures holding the cell must be attached completely and entirely to the shell of the car and/or roll cage structure. Any cell deemed inadequate for competition will result in the car being denied entry. If participants have any questions on the legality or safety of a car’s fuel cell and system. All fuel lines must be isolated from the driver with either a metal bulkhead or shielding, and must be isolated from any sharp edges on sheet metal, etc.

    6.6.3. Helmet inspection

    Participant acknowledges that the inspection of Participant’s helmet by the organizers is for the sole purpose of determining whether the Participant’s helmet has met the minimum standards for usage

    From a visual inspection to contain the appropriate rating sticker or label and to be capable of meeting those standards at the present time.

    Participant acknowledges that the organizers make no guarantee of fitness for use in “passing” Participant’s helmet, and that Participant is relying solely on Participant’s own judgment in using the helmet in the Event.

    Participant indemnifies, acquits and forever discharges Vilaca Racing from any and all liability, claims, demands, or causes of action that arise from my wearing the inspected helmet, from Participant’s attendance at the Event, or from any injury sustained by Participant, regardless of their negligence.

    Participant is over the age of 18 years, the Participant understands that he/she is participating in a dangerous activity, and that Participant’s helmet has not previously been worn in a collision, dropped, or struck by a hard object. Participant further acknowledges that the above conditions also apply to any helmet that Participant may borrow, and that Participant alone is responsible for Participant’s decision to wear a borrowed helmet

    6.6.4. Below is a basic list of issues that should be addressed prior to going to tech, or going on track. Please check for these issues throughout the event and correct them if they appear on a vehicle:

    • Corded tires, or tires rubbing on suspension arms/fenders
    • Loose lug nuts
    • Brake lights not working
    • Excessive play in the brake or clutch pedal
    • Play in the steering wheel
    • Loose bolts – please torque ALL bolts to spec before going through tech
    • Warped or cracked rotors
    • Fluid leaks of any kind (windshield washer fluid, oil, coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid)
    • Hoses that can rub on sheet metal, causing damage or cuts in the hoses.
    • Brake pad thickness less than the recommended minimum thickness
    • Loose body panels/wings
    • Loose objects in the car
    • Low oil pressure, high coolant/water temperature
    • Frayed seat belts
    • Battery not tied down properly. TIE DOWNS MUST BE OEM OR BETTER QUALITY. Rubber or ratchet straps are not acceptable.
    • Exposed wiring, or wiring that can potentially rub on sheet metal in a damaging way to the wiring. General wiring, especially under hood, must be neat and secure in layout.
    • Lack of exhaust – You must have an exhaust, or at minimum, a b-pipe with a turn down. Excessively loud vehicles can and will be refused track-time. If you think your car is excessively loud, it very well might be. Please correct this with the use of a muffler or resonator.

    6.7. Tech inspection failure

    6.7.1. If any changes are required as a result of a tech inspection, participants must complete an additional inspection to ensure the changes are compliant. The inspector will be able to discuss why a car failed and may be able to give some recommendations on how to best address the issue.

    6.7.2. Participants should ensure that they bring adequate tools. This is recommended for any track event, and will help ensure that they maximize track time. If a car cannot pass tech, it will not be allowed to drive on track. Complying with the safety rules and ensuring a car is in good mechanical condition will ensure that it will pass tech.

    6.7.3. This is a firm rule, with no exceptions. Participants should go over every inch of their car prior to the event, and check all systems, bolts, and have quality and fresh fluids in their car. The responsibility of ensuring that the vehicle is safe and in proper mechanical condition to participate in the event falls exclusively upon the driver.

    7. Media release

    Participant understands that Vilaca Racing collects, records, publishes, posts, transmits, and displays audio/visual “media” (images, recordings, videos, and other media).

    With this understanding, Participant gives permission for media of Participant, to be collected, recorded (on film or otherwise), published, posted, displayed and transmitted by Vilaca Racing for any purpose. Participant hereby voluntarily releases and hold harmless Vilaca Racing, its directors, employees, land owners, and agents acting officially or otherwise, from all manner of suits, actions, claims, demands, and liabilities which may arise from such media participation. This release applies to any and all media known, and hereafter devised, in perpetuity throughout the universe. Participant understands that all media remains the property of Vilaca Racing, and waives all rights to original media, copies of media, royalties, entitlements, payments, or any other compensation or quid pro benefits which might arise from Vilaca Racing’s acquisition, storage, display, publication, posting, or distribution of media of Participant as described herein.

    Participant understands that this document constitutes a full and complete waiver of all possible claims of any nature whatsoever, including claims of negligence, personal injury or property loss, or damage, arising out of said media participation

    8. Emergency medical treatment permission

    Participant understands that on occasions an emergency requiring medical treatment can develop. Participant hereby consents to receive medical treatment that may be deemed advisable and/or necessary in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during the Event.

    Participant understands and acknowledges that any/all medical treatment is for his/her own account.

    9. Acknowledgement

    Participant hereby warrants that Participant has read this Agreement carefully, understand its terms and conditions, acknowledge that Participant will be giving up substantial legal rights by signing it, and intends for Participant signature to serve as confirmation of Participant’s complete and unconditional acceptance of the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement. This Agreement represents the complete understanding between Participant and the Event Organizers regarding these issues and no oral representations, statements or inducements have been made apart from this Agreement. If any portion of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, invalid or overly broad, Participant agrees that the remaining terms and provisions of this Agreement will continue in full legal force and effect. Participant further understands and agrees to abide by the Rules and Regulations attached, which is incorporated herein by this reference.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Vilaca Racing and Participant have executed this Agreement:

     

    10. Release of liability

    Participant, hereby releases Vilaca Racing, which includes the Event organizers, officials, officers, employees, agents, driving instructors, assigns, sponsors, participants, car owners, spectators, and all other persons from any and all liability to Participant or to Participant’s personal representatives, heirs, next of kin and assigns, for any and all loss or damage on account of any injury to Participant’s person or property or resulting in death arising out of or in any way related to Participant’s presence at the Event.

    This Agreement expressly indemnifies Vilaca Racing from injuries and damages which are caused by Vilaca Racing’s negligence, whether active, passive, ordinary or gross, or otherwise. In the event that Participant permits any other person to drive Participant’s vehicle during the Event, Participant hereby indemnifies Vilaca Racing from any and all injuries and damages which are caused by negligence, whether active, passive, ordinary or gross, or otherwise of said driver. Participant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Vilaca Racing from any and all claims, demands or liability in breach or violation of the terms of this Agreement.

     

    11. Vilaca Racing Endurance Rules

    The Vilaca Racing Committee shall be the authority for control over all racing competitions within the Vilaca Racing Series. This rulebook has been established by the Race Committee and shall be referred to in all decisions.

    This rulebook may be revised at any time; updates to the rules will be indicated with strike lines for removed wording, and red font for adding wording, such as this. All rule changes will be considered effective immediately unless otherwise noted. Certain events may include supplemental regulations which supersede rules contained here. The Vilaca Racing rulebook will be referred to in situations that may not be otherwise covered in this rulebook or any other supplemental regulations. All rules within this book, and any supplemental regulations, should be interpreted with logic and “spirit of intent.” Any input from a participant will be considered, but the ruling of the Race Committee of the event will be considered final. The Race Committee will only stop on-track operations for weather related reasons.

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