Rules

Rules
An event has to have rules right?

Well, here they are:

Prior to attending be sure to read both of these rules so you know what is expected of you and how the event will be run. Regardless of whether you read them they will be enforced so it is best to educate your self to avoid any situation that could potentially end your day early.

Technical Bulletin - Fluid Leaks - 3/7/10 

The Bremerton Motorsports Park management has mandated to NWR SCCA Drift that we must take steps to eliminate fluid leaks in order to continue to use the facility. In the past the grid area has suffered from excessive fluid leaks from our cars. Despite our best efforts to throughly clean the site after the event the amount of fluid leaked made it impossible to fully clean it to an acceptable level. 

In order to be allowed the privilege to continue to use this site NWR SCCA Drift will adopt a zero tolerance policy on fluid leaks.   

SCCA Drift Rule 7.1.12 reads - "No excessive fuel, oil, water or brake fluid leaks should be observed when the engine is running."

To enforce this rule the following changes will be made:

  1. Every car will receive a through examination of the entire drivetrain and chassis (engine, transmission, differential, power steering system, engine bay, transmission tunnel, and rear differential area) in tech. If there is ANY evidence of a fluid leak found in the form of dirty or oily deposits a secondary inspection will be performed.
  2. The secondary inspection will consist of having the car pulled over a metal or cardboard drip pan free of previous stains that is large enough to cover the entire engine and transmission. The car must be at full operating temperature prior to the start of the test and remain running for 5 minutes. The engine shall be run at least 2000 RPM's for no less than 30 seconds at least twice during the 5 minute test. If any amount of fluid leakage is detected the car will fail tech. The driver will have the opportunity to correct the issue and re-test. If the driver is unable to pass tech and has not taken any runs they will be refunded their entry fee.
  3. Cars will be gridded in a way that you will use the same parking spot for the entire session. After your run you must return to the exact grid spot you started the session with. If any fluid leaks are found in your grid spot you must immediately proceed to the pit area in a manner that will spill the least amount of fluid and park off the pavement. The leak must be fully fixed and the repair approved by a tech inspector prior to returning to grid and being allowed to take additional runs. The driver will not be entitled to any re-runs and will not be refunded if any runs have been previously taken. The driver must clean any fluid leaks they cause to the satisfaction of the Chief of Grid and they must complete their work assignment for the last session run prior to leaving the site. Drivers who leave prior to completing their work assignments without permission from the Event Chair will be banned from the next event on the calendar. 

If a driver makes any repairs on site they must properly contain any fluids and pack them home with them for responsible  or recycling. Automotive fluids of any kind are not allowed to be disposed of in the BMP dumpsters. Any driver caught improperly disposing automotive fluid on site will be banned from the next SCCA Drift Event on the schedule.

Not only do fluid leaks make the site managers unhappy, they pose an increased risk of fire or sudden and catastrophic drivetrain component failure. Plus, it makes working on your car less enjoyable.

Please do your part to make it easy for the tech and grid volunteers by properly repairing fluid leaks and keeping your drivetrain clean before events. No one likes to be forced to tell some one they can't run so please come prepared.

To see the full technical bulletin with additional helpful tips on how to fix fluid leaks please download the bulletin PDF file found here.

Tech Inspection And Safety Equipment

Full requirements are in the SCCA Drift Rules. Here is a quick excerpt for reference.

Minors - Due to current SCCA insurance limitation you must be 18 years old or older to drive or ride along at all SCCA Drift events. Sorry, the insurance rules makes us do it! We reccomend that you attend the SCCA autocross events as many of the skills are transferable and it's almost as fun.

Convertibles - All open cars must at a minimum have roll bars that meet Appendix C of the SOLO rules. Please read the following applicable rules:

5.3 Driver's Safety Equipment

1. For maximum protection, helmets must fit securely and should provide adequate peripheral vision. The chin strap must be securely fastened. Helmets meeting the following standards must be worn while on course:
  • All helmets meeting the current or two immediately preceding Snell Foundation standards (SA, K, or M), or SFI standards 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, or 41.2A are acceptable.
  • FIA-approved helmets which are acceptable for use in Rally events are acceptable for Drifting events.

2. Face shield, goggles or similar face protection (conventional eyeglasses are not sufficient) shall be worn while competing in any car with less than a stock-size windshield.
3. Shoes covering the entire foot shall be worn.

7.1 Tech Inspection Requirements

  1. All loose items, inside and outside the car, must be removed. Passenger's seat back shall be secured. Video cameras must be securely mounted if installed.
  2. Seat belts (and harnesses if used) must be properly installed with attaching hardware, in good condition, secure, and tight.
  3. Windshields must not have any damage impairing vision or cracks covering more than 50% of the windshield in any direction.
  4. Tires must be in good condition, with no cord or belts showing or cracks in the tread or sidewall.
  5. Snap-on hubcaps and trim rings must be removed.
  6. Wheels must be safely affixed. They shall not be reversed so that the lughole taper does not mate with the chamfer of the lugs. All studs and lug nuts must be present and functional.
  7. Disc or cast wheels must not be cracked.
  8. Bumpers and body kits should be well secured and well mounted.
  9. Tow hooks must be present on at least one location on the vehicle.
  10. Throttle return action shall be safe and positive.
  11. Steering linkages must be in good order.
  12. No excessive fuel, oil, water or brake fluid leaks should be observed when the engine is running.
  13. Brakes must have an adequate pedal, sufficient fluid in the master cylinder and no apparent hydraulic leaks under pressure. Brake pads should have more than 25% of useful life. Vehicles must have a brake mechanism acting upon each wheel.
  14. Wheel bearings, shocks, steering, and suspension shall be in good operating condition.
  15. All vehicles must have mufflers adequate to meet the sound limit (see Section 7.0.2).
  16. Exhaust must exit behind driver or to the side of the car.
  17. On-board starters shall be provided.
  18. Any wet-cell battery moved from the manufacturer's original location shall be in a non-conductive marine-type container or equivalent, and the hot terminal shall be insulated. All batteries (on-board power supplies) shall be attached securely to the frame or chassis structure independent of the marinetype container. NOTE: This will allow the use of gel cell or dry cell (AGM) batteries without a nonconductive marine-type container where applicable.

Notes

Here are a few things you need to know about SCCA Drift events before you come.

1. Rules
The SCCA Drift Rules and the NWR Regional supplemental rules tell you everything you need to know about what is required of you and your car to participate in this event. It is the driver's responsibility to know and follow these rules. The purpose of these rules is to ensure that the event runs safely and smoothly. If they are not followed it could lead to an incident at the event that could potentially ruin the chances of having future events so your cooperation is required and appreciated.
2. Everyone works
The SCCA is a non-profit volunteer organization. This means we rely on volunteers to plan and staff the events and allows us to have events by drivers for drivers and keeps event fees low. That is why the rule is that every driver must complete their assigned work assignment. If you do not complete your assignment you will not be allowed back to future events. Don't worry, helping out is fun and to our best to put you into your preferred work position.
3. Drive nice on the way to and from the event.
When driving to and from the event it is absolutely imperative that you obey all speed limits and traffic laws in the Bremerton area. The speed limit on Clifton Road from the mini-mart to the raceway is 30 miles per hour and is strictly enforced! Any excessive speeding could result in the loss of use of the site so drive slowly! We must positively represent the sport to everyone in order to ensure a successful future.