ATLANTIC REGION MOTOR SPORTS
2016 REGIONAL NAVEX RALLY
Sunday, June 12, 2016
The rally will be held under the general competition regulations of the Canadian Association of Rally Sport (CARS) and The Rally regulations of Atlantic Region Motor Sports Inc. (ARMS). These publications are available from the regional rally director, Cindy McCarron, firstname.lastname@example.org and the last updated version will be available at the start.
The organizing club is Bluenose Auto sport Club
P.O. Box 2724 DEPS, Dartmouth N.S. B2W 4R4 <www.bluenoseautosport.ca>
Route Organizer: James Partridge, 426 Town Rd. Falmouth, Hants Co. N.S. B0P 1L0
Phone 902 798 4712
Chief Control Marshall: Bill Anwyll
Registrar: Charlotte Partridge
Let us know driver navigator and vehicle,
mail to 426 Town Rd. Falmouth N.S. B0P 1L0
Route Steward: Martin Gillis
Co-Organizer: Bill Anwyll
70 Glencairn Avenue Fall River Nova Scotia B2T 0G9
Senior Steward: TBA
Start: Windsor Curling Club, 174 Gray Street, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Telephone: 1 902 798 4662
Entries: Pre-registration is encouraged. Those who enter before noon June 10, 2016 will be entered in the seeded draw for start position. Entries will be accepted until 12:00 June 12, 2016.
Schedule: Sunday June 12, 2016
11:00 Registration and Scrutinizing Opens
12:00 Introduction of Officials and Drivers’ Briefing; Registration closes
12:30 Novice Rally School starts
13:00 Car “O” Starts Experienced. Car “O” Novice Starts after the experienced cars leave
16:38 Car “O” Experienced and Novice Finish
18:15 Awards presentation
Description: This event is a Regional Navex Rally, run over paved and mostly good quality roads. Speeds are kept at a maximum of 10 % below posted speed limits. Where no posting can be found the posted limit is presumed to be 80 kph. The instructions are very straightforward for the Novice class and slightly more challenging for Experienced.
All of the route can be found on topographic maps 21 A/16; 21 H/1; 21 H/2
The route is a touring format, leaving Windsor we go through the scenic eastern Valley past Avonport; Gaspereau; and Windsor.
Eligibility: Vehicles must be licensed and insured and posses valid Motor Vehicle Inspection as required in the province of registration.
Regional competitors must show valid current “ARMS” club membership.
Note: all competitors and marshals must sign CARS ASN CANADA FIA Rally waiver at registration before the start or risk disqualification from the results. Valid proof of Vehicle registration and Drivers’ license must be shown at registration. Minor (under 19 in N.S.) participants (drivers and navigators) require the written permission of either parent or guardian.
To qualify as a finisher you must check in to the final control within maximum time limits under your own power, and you must have checked in to 75 % of the remaining placed checkpoints.
Length: 176.56 km. Experienced and Novice
All CP’s are located at the top of the minute.
Scoring: Each of the checkpoints will be timed to the minute. One Penalty Point will be assessed for each minute late to a maximum of 30 per checkpoint.
One penalty point will be assessed for each minute early to a maximum of 15 minutes per checkpoint.
Each checkpoint will have car “0” section, distance and time available upon request.
Car “O” time will include 2 minutes time out at each checkpoint.
Missed checkpoints are assessed 30 points Missed
Exceeding maximum accumulated lateness scores 30 points Max at each CP.
Car “O” times at section ends are assuming all checkpoints are placed.
Improper control procedure 5 points after first warning on route card.
IE: Wrong direction, leaving door open, backing in a control zone, weaving across the road, blocking the road to the normal flow of traffic, or changing direction of travel while within sight of a control.
Entry fee: $20.00 per car Experienced and Novice.
No special equipment is needed to complete the course.
Normal equipment that will come in handy are: pencils; paper; a watch; and a calculator.
Checks made payable to Bluenose Auto sport Club or cash will be accepted until close of registration. Please notify registrar before noon on Friday, as only 5 extra copies of route instructions will be available at the start for each class.
Awards: Dash Plaques to the top three in each class,(Experienced, and Novice.)
Start positions: Experienced, a seeded draw will take place after the close of pre-registration. After that entrants will be accepted on first come first served basis. Novice starting order will be on first come first served basis.
ATLANTIC REGION MOTOR SPORTS
2016 REGIONAL AUTOSLALOM SERIES
June 05, 2016
General: This event will be held under the ARMS SoloSport General Competition Rules. Copies of the ARMS SoloSport GCRs, entry forms, and preparation point schedule are available at http://www.armsinc.ca. Any amendments to these Supplementary Regulations will be posted on the notice board at Registration on the day of the event. It is the responsibility of each competitor to check for, and adhere to posted changes. The Organizers reserve the right to refuse any entry, modify the schedule, or cancel the event.
Sanction: The event is sanctioned by Atlantic Region Motor Sports Inc. (ARMS) and ASN Canada FIA Inc.
Organizing Club: New Brunswick Sporting Car Club, (NBSCC), PO Box 23018, Saint John, NB, E2J-4M1
Site Location: Long Wharf, Saint John, NB. …Note: Fuel, air, accommodations, and food are available within 1km of the site location. The Hilton is almost touching the course and the cheaper Chateau, Keddy’s, and Howard Johnson’s are also quite close as the event is being held right downtown in Saint John.
Entry Fees: $40.00 per driver, due on day of event. Make cheques payable to: “New Brunswick Sporting Car Club.”
Entrants are asked to complete the Online Pre-registration at http://www.nbscc.org/p/autoslalom.html which will be open (at least) until May 31th to allow NBSCC to preplan the number of entrants. Note that pre-registration date may be extended, please contact organizer to confirm)
Event organizer: Adam Raeburn email@example.com
Event contact: Matt Trivett, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Setup: Stacy Chapman NBSCC@nb.sympatico.ca
Timing and Scoring: Art Wood
Registrar: Cheryl Raeburn
Series Steward: Ming Wong
Scrutineering: Troy Clifford
10:30am: Driver’s Meeting
11:00am: Run Group #1 competes / Run Group #3 works
1:00pm(est): Run Group #2 competes / Run Group #1 works
3:00pm(est): Run Group #3 competes / Run Group #2 works
5:00pm(est) Event complete and site cleaned up
∙ Drivers: Must have a valid Provincial driver’s license and a valid club membership card from an ARMS affiliated club.
∙ Vehicles: Must conform to the vehicle eligibility requirements of the current A.R.M.S. SoloSport GCRs. All vehicles (and driver’s personal safety equipment) must be submitted to the Scrutineer and must successfully pass any and all inspections before registration is complete. It is the entrant’s responsibility to properly classify the vehicle and declare all modifications.
∙ Insurance Waiver Form: All drivers, crew & spectators must sign the Organizer’s Insurance Waiver Form in order to enter event site. Registration is not complete until this is done! Minors are required to sign a Minor Release Form and are required to show a properly signed Parental Consent Form (forms are available at http://www.asncanada.com)
∙ Deadline for Entries: Registration will remain open until the last car in the first run group makes its run on the course.
Results: Official results will be posted on the ARMS web site.
∙ All competitors are required to work the event. Qualified replacements may be used as substitutes in worker assignments. However, workers must notify the Chief of Course prior to the substitution. Failure to comply or properly perform assigned duties will result in additional work assignments or disqualification, as executed by the organizers.
∙ Course workers must be on their feet at all times while cars are competing.
∙ While on course, all competition vehicles MUST BE identified by a car number and appropriate car class which must be visible from the timing and scoring area. Cars not meeting this requirement will not be scored.
∙ Upon successfully completing scrutineering inspection, the Scrutineer will provide a mark to be fixed to the exterior of the car for the duration of the event in a place visible to the Starter (upper left corner of the windshield is recommended). Cars must show the Scrutineer’s official mark or they will not be allowed to enter the course.
∙ Items that fail scrutineering inspection (eg. old helmets) may be impounded, and will be returned after the completion of the event.
∙ Regardless of the results of the scrutineering inspection, the entrant/owner is fully responsible for the safety and soundness of the vehicle and equipment, for full and complete disclosure of all modifications, and for properly classifying the vehicle.
∙ Cars must be presented to the starter in order and prior to starting time or forfeit that run (DNS).
Exception: Drivers of cars with mechanical difficulty shall have 10 minutes after the car is scheduled to start, to present the car at the start line. Grid personnel will verify the mechanical difficulty, and will refer the request for a mechanical delay to the Chief Steward in cases where the competitor may gain an unfair advantage by delaying a run, for example changing weather conditions.
∙ Directional pylons (pylons which are laid on their side) are for informational purposes and do not count if hit. Directional pylons placed directly adjacent to a penalty pylon must be obeyed or a DNF will result. Directional pylons not adjacent to a penalty pylon are for informational purposes only and do not result in a DNF if not followed. If a directional pylon displaces a penalty pylon, the pylon penalty will be assessed.
∙ All entrants are expected to be responsible for their own garbage. Please clean up before you leave the site.
∙ A speed limit of 20 Km/h will be enforced at the event site including pre-grid and grid. Tire spins, rapid speed or direction changes, or other “abnormal/unusual” driving techniques are strictly prohibited throughout the event site other than during competition.
∙ Guests of drivers (including children and pets) are allowed anywhere on the event site EXCEPT during active competition. During active competition, children under 12 and pets are not allowed in the grid, staging and course areas. Pets must be leashed at all times.
∙ Drivers are responsible for the actions of their crew and guests. All must sign a waiver to enter the site and be present in the pre-grid, grid, staging and course areas. Waiver forms will be present at the manned entry gate.
∙ The general public (those not directly accompanying drivers) will not be permitted on site (within fenced zone).
∙ Refueling of cars on site may be permitted only when accompanied by an assistant and suitable fire extinguisher. Clean up any spills.
- Mandatory 96db @ 50 ft. limit for all vehicles.
∙ All incidents involving injury and/or property damage occurring on the event site, or felt associated to the event will be reported as soon as possible to the Organizers.
∙ Protests and Appeals shall be referred to the event Steward. Protests may be filed with the Steward and must be accompanied by the appropriate protest fee in cash, or traveler’s checks.
2016 ARMS Regional Autoslalom Regulations:
2016 ASN Canada National Autoslalom Regulations:
Please verify your class prior to event if at all possible! We will be on a very tight schedule with a limited registration time. Classing is as follows with PAX (within each class) determining the winner of each of these classes:
· Street Touring—STF / STX / STS / STR / STU
· Street Prepared—SSP / ASP / BSP / CSP / DSP / ESP / FSP
· Street Modified—SMF / SM / SSM
· Prepared—XP / CP / DP / EP / FP / GP
· Modified—AM / BM / CM / DM / EM / FM
The revised GT Class rules to reflect the change to bracket racing have been up loaded to the ARMS web site. The link is http://www.armsinc.ca/
2016 Regional Road Racing dates
JUNE 25/26 – for a double race weekend
Oct 9 for the JCM
these are the final dates the July race was moved to make June a double do to the possible lack of competitors and volunteers.
Thanks for now
ARMS REGIONAL RACE DIRECTOR
High Performance Driving School – May 22-23, 2016
The first ASCC High Performance Driving School of 2016 will be held during the long weekend on Sunday May 22nd and Monday 23rd, 2016. This session is open to anyone who wants to learn some of the more advanced techniques and track safety to qualify for a Lapping card or Time Attack license for the 2016 season. Remember that you REQUIRE one of these licenses to drive at ARMS AMP events (outside of schools or slalom events)!
The High Performance Driving School will take place starting with a evening classroom session at 6:30pm Sunday May 22nd at 100 Dispensing Way, Lower Sackville followed by an all day track session at Atlantic Motorsport Park on Monday May 23rd. Entry fee is $250.00 which includes the Lapping card and/or Time Attack license for students who successfully complete the school. This course consists of a classroom session instructing students on the theory and physics of high performance driving as well as track safety and the following day consists entirely of on-track activities with small groups of students paired to experienced instructors.
The HPDS Students are required to bring the following:
- A safe street vehicle. If your vehicle can pass MVI its probably fine for the on-track sessions. Vehicles will be inspected for suitability (Brakes, Tires, etc) prior to the session. Convertible vehicles are NOT permitted without adequate rollover protection, factory rollover protection is not enough so please check with the organizers. Please contact the organizers with questions regarding vehicle suitability. Students will be asked to complete a self-inspection checklist provided prior to the course.
- A Snell 2005M or newer ‘M’ rated helmet is acceptable, provided the car is not equipped with a roll cage or racing slicks. Cars with cages and/or slicks will require a Snell ‘SA’ rated helmet. Helmets meeting the following FIA standards are also approved.
Snell 2005 SA / 2010 SA
SFI Foundation 31.1A or 31.2A
If you do not have access to a helmet please contact the organizers as loaner helmets may be arranged with advance notice.
Below are the forums and rules you need to read, understand and fill out for this school:
SoloSport Self Tech Form must be filled out and completed.
Club Membership Application +$30
License Application Form (to be filled out by you and your instructor at the end of the school)
ASN Canada FIA Time Attack Regulations
ASN Canada FIA Lapping Regulations
Information regarding rollover bars (please inform us if you plan to use a convertible for the school, most convertibles do not meet our safety requirements). Can be found in Appendix C&D of the ASN National AutoSlalom Regulations http://www.asncanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ASN-2016-Autoslalom-Regulations.pdf
For the school a fire extinguisher is not required.
Any questions please email email@example.com
Completion of this High Performance Driving School qualifies participants for an ARMS Lapping and Time Attack license allowing you access to the many lapping and solo competition sessions at Atlantic Motorsport Park throughout the year. The cost of this license is included in your school entry.
Registration and Payment for all School.
To register for the school please email the following information to the appropriate address:
- Phone Number
- Email address for contact
- Make/Model/Year of vehicle and significant modifications if applicable
- Is your car a convertible (Yes / No)
- Previous motorsports/driving school experience with summary details (e.g. BMW school, previous HPDS, x years of AutoSlalom)
Joel Nelson High Performance Driving School: firstname.lastname@example.org
A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your entry. Cheques payable to ASCC can be mailed to ASCC, Box 31120, Halifax NS, B3K 5Y1, ATT Debbie Miller. Deposits or full payments can also be made via PayPal to Paypal@ascc.ca a minimum of ONE WEEK prior to the event (May 15th for the High Performance School) Deposits or payments after those dates may not guarantee a position!
Participation in any ARMS School requires membership in an ARMS-sanctioned club. Please make arrangements in advance to secure your memberships or memberships can be secured on-site. Yearly membership to ASCC is $30 and can be purchased at the school or on-line by following this link: http://www.ascc.ca/?page_id=423. Please keep in mind that Sunday evening during the classroom session is a busy time so the more prepared you arrive (membership already purchased and forms filled out ahead of time) the smoother and quicker the evening will go! Our goal is always to try and get you out of the classroom at a reasonable hour so that you may have a full nights rest before the following track day!
All Schools are first come – first served! Reserve your spot today!
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Track!
Just here to let you all know that Spec Miata will be a class this year. That was never in question from our point of view. We have not sorted out all the details of prizes and such but we are working on that.
What I can say for certain is TOYO R888 will be the spec tire for 2016 and that the rule set will be posted shortly but only has few minor changes from last year. There maybe a change in tire for 2017 but we will have talks with the drivers on this topic as time progresses.
It has been unfortunate that things with drivers association took a bad turn, but that is in the past and all we can do is move forward and work at making things better.
Watch for up coming announcements here, we will try and keep you informed when we have more details. If you have any questions please feel free to ask , you can message me on the forum or email JIMS@EASTLINK.CA or like I have said before try the good old phone 902 584 3532 , if I don`t have the answer I will find it.
Regional Race Director
2016 ARMS Spec Miata Race Series – Promotion Announcement
Effective immediately, ARMS has assumed full responsibility for all aspects of the Spec Miata series. The ARMS Race Committee will be conducting the promotion and organisation of all elements of the ARMS Spec Miata series for 2016. This will result in the same competition opportunities for ARMS Spec Miata participants as have been available in the past.
Unfortunately, requirements agreed to by ARMS Race Committee and Spec Miata Championship Drivers Association (SMCDA) during negotiations were not able to be met by SMCDA. The following background gives additional information.
On January 12th, 2016, the ARMS Race Committee, after negotiations with Spec Miata Championship Drivers’ Association directors, presented a proposed contract for the promotion of the Spec Miata Championship to the ARMS Executive for final approval. Upon review, the ARMS Executive approved the contract as written, and would sign the contract immediately upon the SMCDA rectifying their status with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies (NS RJSC) – which lists the SMCDA in default. The reason why this is a requirement is such that any association deemed not to be in active status with the NS RJSC is not a legal entity. This would prevent ARMS from signing a contract with any entity with such a status, as a contract must be between two legal entities.
On January 23rd, 2016, the ARMS Board of Directors held a meeting in Bayers Lake. One of the items on the agenda was the SM Championship promotions contract. No response from the SMCDA directors had been received at the time, and the status with the NS RJSC had not changed at the time.
A motion was passed unanimously to issue a letter to one of the SMCDA Directors informing them that if the status of SMCDA had not been rectified to an active standing with the NS RJSC by 11:59pm February 1st, 2016, that ARMS would withdraw from the contract process and that ARMS would assume all responsibility for the Spec Miata series.
This letter was delivered in person by the President and Vice President of ARMS to the declared SMCDA Recognized Agent the next day, January 24th, 2016.
Given that the date has passed that was stipulated by the ARMS Board of Directors in that letter, and that the status of the SMCDA has been verified with the NS RJSC as remaining in default since 2012, ARMS has now formally withdrawn from the contract negotiation process with SMCDA for the promotion of the Spec Miata Championship and assumed full responsibility for all aspects of the Spec Miata series for 2016.
ARMS would like to take this time to assure all SM competitors and owners, both current and future, that the Spec Miata Championship will still continue to exist in the same format at every race weekend as has been done for the past several years. We would also like to thank all competitors for their patience during this contract negotiation process. Year end awards will still be given out, and we are currently looking into potential series sponsors.
Yours in Motorsport
Atlantic Region Motor Sports
ARMS Bulletin # 1 – 2016
January 25, 2016
Minimum Age Requirement for Passengers –
The minimum age for passengers in ARMS sanctioned closed course non speed car events (i.e. Slalom, lapping, time attack, rally cross) shall be 14 years of age. Vehicles carrying passengers under the age of majority, in the province where the event is taking place, must be driven by the passengers parent or guardian, as indicated on the completed applicable ASN Canada waivers. Additional requirements of other regulations governing the activity will still apply (height, weight, seat position, proper fitting helmet, etc).
Minimum Helmet Requirement –
ARMS will no longer accept helmets bearing Snell M2000 or Snell SA2000 certifications for use by participants in ARMS sanctioned closed course car events (i.e. Slalom, lapping, time attack, rally cross, rally sprint), regardless of other regulations governing the activity.
These two items were revised at the ARMS Board of Directors meeting on January 23, 2016.
These will take effect immediately.
Yours in MotorSport
Atlantic Region Motor Sports
The contract for the promotion of the ARMS Spec Miata Championship between ARMS and the Spec Miata Championship Drivers Association is set to expire on December 31, 2015.
As there has been no firm commitment from SMCDA in regards to renegotiating the contract and the promotion of the ARMS Spec Miata Championship into the future. It was discussed and decided on the last, October 29th, ARMS Race Committee Skype call to request proposals from interested parties for the promotion of the ARMS Spec Miata Championship into the future.
The ARMS Race Committee would like to have any proposals submitted by November 30, 2015 so they can be reviewed on December 1st and awarded asap after that.
Any interested individuals or groups wishing to promote the ARMS Spec Miata Championship Series can email me at email@example.com for a pdf file of the Specifications for the promotion of the series
Please send your proposal, if you wish to submit one, to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantic Region Motor Sports