ATLANTIC REGION MOTOR SPORTS
SUPPLEMENTARY RULES AND REGULATIONS
ATLANTIC MOTORSPORT PARK
SHUBENACADIE, NOVA SCOTIA
September 18, 2016
This race will be held under the rules set forth by Atlantic Region Motor
Sports (ARMS), including any addendums. A copy of these rules can be found
Regional Race Director: James Whitman, PO Box 3, Lawrencetown, NS, B0S 1M0 or EMAIL
Organized by ARMS.
For more information visit www.armsinc.ca
Note: You need only fill out the vehicle form once in 2016 unless there are changes.
DEADLINE is Fri September 16, 2016 12:00 NOON.
You must still report to registration on race day to confirm your entry. Pre-registration is required
to update timing & scoring.
$425.00 per car per series (GT, Spec Miata, Open Wheel).
Includes Race Practice the day before the event if volunteers available.
$100.00 Newbie entry fee. Per driver, per day
(If a regular licensed driver and a newbie-licensed driver are entered on one car then the entry
fee is $425.00, not the newbie $100.00 charge).
There is an additional $100.00 to enter a single race outside of your series (i.e $425.00 for SM
class and $100.00 more to also run the UL race).
CAR OWNERS MUST MAKE SURE ALL THE DRIVERS OF THEIR VEHICLES ARE LICENSED
AND REGISTERED. IF ANY UNREGISTERED DRIVER IS FOUND TO BE RACING THEY WILL
BE BLACK FLAGGED AND CANNOT CONTINUE UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED THEIR
PAPERWORK. FOR A SECOND OFFENSE THERE WILL BE A $200.00 FINE.
Please make cheques payable ARMS or use PayPal (additional fee applies).
Race License includes the gate fee for the racer only; all crew members and associated
personnel are required to pay the $10.00 admission fee at the gate.
All drivers, entrants, and crew are required to sign the official waiver form, located at the
registration building, on entrance to the track premises.
If a race driver/entrant has registered, and has a mechanical breakdown during practice or
qualifying, a 50% refund will be issued. In the event of a race car mechanical breakdown, after
the driver/entrant has taken a green flag for a race, no refund will be made. In the event that a
race day cannot continue, then all expenses will be paid, and any remaining money will be
divided equally between entrants.
Racing will take place at Atlantic Motorsport Park, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.
OFFICIAL BULLETIN BOARD:
An official bulletin board will be maintained at what is considered the registration building. Race
organizers will consider this building as Race Headquarters for the event.
The race organizers reserve the right to exclude from racing all those who fail to comply with the
rules of the ARMS handbook and these supplementary regulations.
ASN Canada/FIA Race Insurance.
Mylaps Electronic Timing System will be used. All race cars are required to carry transponders, to
be installed in accordance to the proper requirements. Arrangements to rent a transponder from
ARMS must be made no later than Friday prior to the race weekend. Only ARMS approved
transponder units may be used. Racing will be scored in one of two ways: time to complete a set
number of laps, or laps per set amount of time.
Races will be provided for all classes with a minimum 3-car field.
Some or all sedan classes will be combined for certain races. All open wheel car classes will be
combined for certain races.
No race car will be allowed on the track until passed by the Technical
Inspector. ALL CARS ARE REQUIRED TO PASS TECH INSPECTION ON EVERY RACE DAY.
All cars must display the annual tech decal on driver’s side of the windshield or, for open wheel
cars, on the driver’s side roll bar.
PADDOCK: Teams must use a base for jacks and stands and may not use spikes. Paddock stalls
are on the right side of the paddock only. The middle of the paddock is for pre-grid and the pit
wall area is for service crews during a race. All gear must be removed after a race.
Any ATV, golf cart or other motorized paddock transportation must be clearly identifiable to a
driver/entrant (by car # affixed to the vehicle) and must be operated in a safe manner by an adult
No sitting or riding on the exterior of a moving vehicle.
Paddock area speed is 10kmph. Pit lane is no greater than 60kmph.
NO alcoholic beverages may be consumed in the paddock/pit area before the end of the race day
program. No driver may consume alcohol 8 hours before competing. Drivers may be asked to
submit to a breathalyzer test.
PIT LANE: no open-toed shoes, or shorts allowed. Only pit crew and drivers
are allowed on pit lane.
Any driver operating a motor vehicle on the track, other than when entered in a sanctioned event,
at the request of race control or during a private rental, will be disqualified for the rest of the year.
Organizer – James Whitman
Registrar – Daphne Sleigh
Clerk of the Course – Gary Marks
Assisting Clerk of the Course – Daphne Sleigh
Chief Steward – Stew O’Connor
Tech – James Whitman, TBD
Chief of T&S – James Partridge
Corner Marshals & Race Control – Atlantic Region Race Control Association
Starter – TBD
Pit Exit – TBD
Grid Marshal – TBD
Safety Car – David Charters
T&S – Bluenose Autosport Club
Medical – Medical Rescue Team
Tow – Paul McDonnell
Gate – Deb & Walt Tennant
Attendance is mandatory at the driver’s meeting. Drivers not in attendance will start from pit lane
after the green flag has dropped for all races entered that day.
The use of drones/UAVs/RPVs is not permitted within the park boundaries and airspace.
Permission may be granted upon receipt of proof of an approved flight plan and proof of
insurance prior to the event.
Safety car procedure will be used for all race events for 2016. In the event of a red flag,
*******PLEASE NOTE RED FLAG PROCEDURE*******
THE RED FLAG WILL BE WAIVED AT ALL MARSHAL STANDS. COMPETITORS WILL
REDUCE SPEED IN A SAFE AND CONTROLLED MANNER TO 1ST GEAR SPEED AND
PROCEED AROUND THE TRACK TO PIT LANE. DURING RACE SESSIONS, COMPETITORS
MUST STOP IN THE RIGHT MOST LANE. NO WORK IS PERMITTED ON RACE VEHICLES
WHILE UNDER RED FLAG CONDITIONS. DRIVERS SHALL BE PREPARED TO STOP AT
ANY TIME. THE LAP ON WHICH THE FLAG IS DISPLAYED WILL NOT BE SCORED.
While the Safety Car is on the track, the status of the Pits will be Closed until such time as
indicated by a Pit Open (P/O) sign at Turn Nine.
*******PLEASE NOTE BLACK FLAG PROCEDURE*******
The Black Flag when utilized will be shown at Start/Finish and in Turn Nine with a board
indicating the offending car’s number.
SCHEDULE – PROVISIONAL, PENDING PRE-REGISTRATION
7:45 AM Registration
8:45 AM Drivers Meeting
9:00 AM Marshals to Stands
9:15 AM Q1 – GT 15 minutes
9:40 AM Q2 – GT 15 minutes
10:00 AM Practice 1 – Open Wheel – 25 minutes
10:30 AM GTA Race – 15 Laps or 25 minutes
11:00 AM Qualify – Open Wheel – 25 minutes
11:30 AM GTB Race – 15 Laps or 25 minutes
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Race 1 – Open Wheel – 25 minutes
1:30 PM Unlimited Race – 15 Laps or 25 minutes
2:00 PM Race 2 – Open Wheel – 25 minutes
2:30 PM Marshall’s Break
2:45 PM Atlantic Challenge 1 Hour Enduro
4:00 PM Presentation of Winners
Note: 25 minute time based on 1:30 lap time x 15 laps = 22:30 minutes