Link to the report on the ASN Canada FIA web site
Congratulations and best of luck to the new executive.
Cindy McCarron President
Debbie Miller VP
Alan Gray Secretary
Cathy Partridge Treasurer
Just a Friendly Reminder for this Important Information!!!
At the AGM this year, the following positions are up for election:
PRESIDENT: This is a position for someone with Leadership skills, able to Maintain Relationships, and wanting to Make a Difference within ARMS. This position is where you can channel your ideas, suggestions, and problems to the executive and Directors. You will help determine plans and policies, preside at all meetings, including the race committee, and attend President and Board of Director meetings. Every year you can travel to represent ARMS at the ASN Canada FIA advisory meeting, where you can meet Roger Peart, their President!
ARMS current President, Dave Hull, is stepping down this year. After a great many years of representing ARMS, we thank you and wish you the best in your future endeavors! The role of President will be vacant at this year’s AGM and needs to be filled.
SECRETARY: This position is an essential role within ARMS, the secretary works with a close involvement with the other executives in the general running of the club. Secretary’s role is to record and publish all minutes and to publish agenda’s for these meetings. You will be attending all Presidents and Board of Directors meetings. Basic tasks for you are 1. Taking rough notes during the meeting; 2. typing these notes up; 3. distributing them to relevant people; 4. keeping all minutes together in a file for future reference.
ARMS is currently without a Secretary. This role will need to be filled at the AGM this year.
RACE DIRECTOR: For information regarding roles of Directors, please read Section 6.6 (pages 16 & 17) from the ARMS Regional Handbook. Our current director is James Whitman, who has re-offered for this position.
SOLOSPORT DIRECTOR: For information regarding roles of Directors, please read Section 6.6 (pages 16 & 17) from the ARMS Regional Handbook. Our current director is Ming Duc Wong, who has re-offered for this position.
PERFORMANCE RALLY DIRECTOR: For information regarding roles of Directors, please read Section 6.6 (pages 16 & 17) from the ARMS Regional Handbook. Our current director is Clarke Paynter.
If you or someone you know are interested in any of these five (5) positions, please contact our Nominating Committee Stu O’Connor, email@example.com, Dave Hull, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Cathy Partridge, email@example.com.
I urge you all to take the two roles of President and Secretary very seriously. These are/will be vacant positions that need to be filled. Dave (who will then hold the position of Past President) and myself will need two more people to ensure that we have an arms executive to maintain a properly run region. Please consider yourself or another candidate for these positions. Thank you,
The 2017 Atlantic Region Motor Sports Annual General Meeting will be hosted by ARRCA and held at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Truro, NS from November 17 -19.
It will be the standard AGM format – Discipline and Admin workshops on Saturday, with the AGM on Sunday.
The awards banquet will take place on Saturday evening. Pricing details are still being worked out for the banquet.
We will update as we get closer!
Update October 26/17
Hampton Inn & Suites, Truro Heights.
Book your room today! 902-843-4343.
Cut off date is November 11th.
Mention you’re with ARMS for the special rate of $109 + tax per night!
See everyone at the AGM!
Jack Canfield Memorial
3-hour Endurance Race
Atlantic Motorsport Park
October 8, 2017
ATLANTIC REGION MOTOR SPORTS
SUPPLEMENTARY RULES AND REGULATIONS
This race will be sanctioned by and held under the rules set forth by Atlantic Region Motor Sports (ARMS) including any addendums. A copy of these rules can be found at http://www.armsinc.ca/documents/race/rules/ARMS_Road_Race_GCR.pdf
Organized by: Atlantic Region Motor Sports. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Insurance: ASN Canada/FIA Race Insurance
Regional Race Director: James Whitman
Organizer: James Whitman
Chief Steward: TBA
Clerk of the course: TBA
Timing and Scoring: Bluenose Autosport Club
Registration: Cathy Partridge
Entry Fee: $100.00 per car with as many drivers as desired. Gate Fee: $10 per carload including race drivers. Arguing automatically gives the gate official the option to charge $15. This is a fundraising event for the track. Don’t argue.
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER ON-LINE. ENTRY FEES CAN BE PAID AT THE TRACK OR VIA PAYPAL to email@example.com (Fee is $103.00 if you pay by PayPal) https://goo.gl/forms/XWzKwm7bfF8kxo482 Make cheques payable ARMS. All drivers, entrants, and crew are required to sign the official waiver form upon entering at the gate; they must also wear the official wrist band, on the wrist for the duration of their stay at the event and on the grounds.
TRACK DESCRIPTION Racing will take place at Atlantic Motorsport Park, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.
RACE HEADQUARTERS The Guthrie Building will be considered as Race Headquarters for the event. An official bulletin board will be maintained inside.
RACE EXCLUSIONS 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.
RACE CARS All Sedan and Spec Miata classes will be combined for this event. No race car will be allowed on the track until passed by the Technical Inspector. All cars are required to pass tech inspection at the outset of their race season, randomly when asked to present for inspection and after a race incident.
7:00 Gate opens
8:00 Registration opens, Scrutineering
9:00 Driver’s Meeting
9:15 Marshalls to the Stands
9:30 – 12 Practice
12 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 Three hour Enduro
Please note: this schedule is subject to change; times are approximate only and may be adjusted as required.
Drivers Meeting: Attendance is mandatory for all drivers. Drivers are responsible for ensuring that proper procedure and rules are followed by pit crew.
Flags & Safety Car: Flag rules for this event can be found in Section 8, Page 25 of the General Competition Rules. Safety Car procedure and rules are laid out in Appendix H, Page 70.
Starting Grid: The starting grid shall be determined by the marshals with possible thought given to the speed of your car, its colour and any other arbitrary bit of information they deem appropriate.
The Start: The start shall be a rolling start behind a pace car. The car on Pole Position, when the pace car has entered the pit lane, shall determine the starting pace until the green flag is displayed from the starter’s bridge indicating the start of the race.
The Race: The race will be a three hour endurance race for sedans. The car with the most laps completed after three hours of racing will be declared the winner.
Pit Stops: Each car will be required to complete two mandatory pit stops during the race, which shall each be a minimum of 5 minutes + your best lap time of that race on that day, as recorded in timing and scoring race logs. Pit stops may not be combined into one stop; there must be at least one complete scoreable lap between pit stops (i.e. two laps from when the car leaves the pits to when it re-enters). Max pit speed 40 km per hour will be enforced. Penalties will be applied for carelessness. Driver changes may take place during a pit stop. The car shall be switched off before the driver exits the vehicle. The next driver shall be properly belted in prior to restarting the car.
Refueling: If refueling is to be done, the car must be switched off, the driver out of the car and a team member standing by with a fire extinguisher while a suited and helmeted crew member fuels the vehicle. No other work can be performed on the car while it is being fueled. Pit lane: no open-toed shoes, or shorts allowed. Only pit crew and drivers and officials are allowed on pit lane.
Alcohol: 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.
Common Sense: While this is a race, the drivers are requested to use common sense when confronted with a situation that may lead to an accident or damage to a car. Rough driving will be penalized.
Results can be found at
ATLANTIC REGION MOTOR SPORTS TRAC SERIES
SUPPLEMENTARY RULES AND REGULATIONS
Revised September 12
ATLANTIC MOTORSPORT PARK
SHUBENACADIE, NOVA SCOTIA
Sunday, September 17, 2017
ARMS Regional Race Director: James Whitman, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rules: As set forth by Atlantic Region Motor Sports (ARMS), including any addendums http://www.armsinc.ca/race/documents/ Location: Atlantic Motorsport Park (AMP)
Note: You need only fill out the vehicle form once in 2017 unless there are changes.
DEADLINE for online registration is Fri September 15, 2017, at 5:00 PM.
Drivers who have not registered by 8:45am will not receive a qualifying time and will start from the back of the grid.
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 for GT, Spec Miata, Open Wheel.
Vintage series $250 per car.
Includes Race Practice the day before the event if volunteers available.
Race Practice is $60 for those who do not race on Race Day.
$150.00 Newbie entry fee, per newbie not per car. If a regular licensed driver and a newbie-licensed driver are entered on one car then the entry fee is $425.00. Exception: A regular driver may enter one race in the race day only in a newbie-owned car for an additional $150.00.
There is an additional $150.00 to enter a single race outside of your series (i.e $425.00 for SM class and $150.00 more to also run the UL race).
REFUND POLICY: Cars that retire from race day before taking a green flag in a race will receive a full refund of their entry fee (minus Race Practice fee, if applicable).
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 to 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 upon entrance to the track premises or the earliest staffed opportunity.
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 proportionally amongst entrants.
OFFICIAL BULLETIN BOARD: An official bulletin board will be maintained at registration in the Guthrie Building. Race organizers will consider this building as Race Headquarters for the event.
RACE EXCLUSIONS: 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.
INSURANCE: ASN Canada/FIA Race Insurance.
SCORING FORMAT: Mylaps Electronic Timing System will be used. All race cars are required to carry transponders, to be installed in accordance to the proper requirements. Transponders may be rented at registration if necessary. 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.
RACE CARS: Races may be provided for all classes with a minimum 3-car field. Vintage class races will contain only those in the vintage class, regardless of number of cars. All other sedan classes may be combined or run separately dependent on scheduling. All open wheel car classes will be combined for all open wheel races.
No race car will be allowed on the track until passed by the Technical Inspector. All cars are required to pass tech inspection at the outset of their race season, randomly when asked to present for inspection and after a race incident. 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. Cars, or a designated representative must present themselves for grid at least five minutes before race time. It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure the grid marshal is notified they are ready to participate in the race. Drivers must notify the grid marshal if they intend to start from the back of the pack, or from pit lane. 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 only. No sitting or riding on the exterior of a moving vehicle. Paddock area speed is 10km/h. Pit lane is no greater than 40km/h. 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. No children under the age of 13 shall stand within 2 metres of pit wall. Any driver operating a motor vehicle on the track, other than when entered in a sanctioned event, at the request or permission of race control or during a private rental, will be disqualified for the rest of the year.
Organizer – James Whitman
Registrar – Cathy Partridge
Clerk of the Course – TBD
Chief Steward – TBD
Tech – James Whitman
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 2017
SCHEDULE – TBD
August 27 ,2017
Race Day Schedule
8:00 AM Registration
8:45 AM Drivers Meeting
9:00 AM Marshals to Stands
9:15 AM Sedan Practice open 15 minutes
9:35 AM Q1 – Sedan Qualifying 15 minutes
9:55 AM Q2 – Sedan Qualifying 15 minutes
10:15 AM Vintage Practice/Qualifying – 25 minutes
10:35 AM Debert Race A – GT1-GT3 – 15 laps or 25 minutes
11:05 AM Debert Race B – GT4-GT6 – 15 laps or 25 minutes
11:35 AM Vintage Race 1 – 10 laps or 25 minutes
12:05 PM Lunch
1:05 PM Marshals to Stands
1:20 PM Pennfield Race A – GT1-GT3 – 15 laps or 25 minutes
1:50 PM Pennfield Race B – GT4-GT6 – 15 laps or 25 minutes
2:20 PM Vintage Race 2 – 10 laps or 25 minutes
2:50 PM Unlimited Race – 15 laps or 25 minutes
3:20 PM Marshals Break
3:40 PM Atlantic Challenge Race – 1 hour
4:50 PM End of Day Adjustments & Calculations
5:20 PM Presentations
ARMS Regional Time Attacks
Atlantic Time Attack Challenge (ATAC)
This event is sanctioned by ASN Canada FIA and will be held in accordance with the ASN Canada FIA SoloSport General Competition Rules, the 2017 ASN Canada FIA National Time Attack Regulations, these supplementary regulations, and any ASN Canada FIA bulletins or event supplementary bulletins.
This event will run rain or shine!
Atlantic Motorsport Park
Take Exit 10 off Highway 102, and head into Shubenacadie (2.3km) -At the stop sign, turn hard right onto West Indian Road (watch for the sign: Indian Brook / Mill Village / McPhee’s Corner) -Drive 2.6km, keep right (Look for the Motorsport Park sign) -Drive 2km, turn right onto North Salem Rd (Look for the North Salem / Atlantic Motorsport Park sign) -After 2.6km, the road will change to gravel. Drive on gravel road for another 2.2km -Turn Right onto Race Track Rd (Look for the Atlantic Motorsport Park sign) -Follow this road (1.2km) until you reach the Atlantic Motorsport Park gates
Check out AMP’s web site at http://www.atlanticmotorsportpark.com for more about AMP
Chief Organizer – Brian Partridge
Senior Steward – TBD
Clerk of the Course – TBD
Chief Registrar – TBD
Chief Timekeeper – Bluenose Autosport Club
$250.00 for the whole weekend! Includes Friday September 8 Testing from 10am-5pm.
For one day entries it would be $175, so the best bargain is for sure make a weekend out of it!
$30.00 – Transponder rental
Transponders will be required for this event.
If you do not have you own they can be rented from ARMS
ASN Canada FIA Self Tech Form is available
http://www.asncanada.com/wp-content/upl … p_Form.pdf
The following ASN Canada FIA National Regulations are available online:
National SoloSport General Competition Regulations
http://www.asncanada.com/wp-content/upl … GCR-EN.pdf
National Time Attack Regulations
http://www.asncanada.com/wp-content/upl … r27_16.pdf
–Vehicle Classification Database–
0800 – Registration opens
0850 – Marshals to stands / Drivers Meeting
0900 – Time Attack without passing Practice & Qualifying
0930 – Registration closes
0945 – End of Practice
0950 – Drivers Meeting
1000 – Time Attack without passing
1200 – Lunch
1300 – Drivers Meeting
1315 -Time Attack with passing begins, 30 minute timed sessions for the afternoon, unless some without passing needs to be finished.
Schedule the same for both days, however Sunday we are hoping for an earlier finish time pending participants thoughts. We must be off track by 5pm Sunday!!!
Supplementary Rules and Regulations:
1.0 These Supplementary Rules and Regulations, Supplementary Bulletins, the Event Schedule and event insurance will be posted on the official notice board.
1.1 All competitors must be a current member of an ASN Canada FIA recognized club or an SCCA recognized club. All competitors must have either a current TimeAttack/SoloSprint license (or equivalent as required by their Territory) or a current Regional/National Road Race license. These will need to be shown on request at registration.
1.2 All competitors and pit crew must sign the insurance waiver and wear the provided wrist bands at all times.
1.3 All competitors not familiar with AMP can receive a driver orientation session before driving on the track surface, by special request only, before the Drivers Meeting.
1.4 No speeding/reckless driving will be tolerated on the paved/unpaved roads leading to AMP. This applies to all competitors and their crews. If anyone is caught speeding or reckless driving the applicable driver will loose his or her fastest time of the day (second fastest time will be used for scoring)
1.5 Clerk of the course reserves the right to drop/alter sessions. If a run session is dropped for one group then all groups would drop that same run session.
1.6 Drivers Meeting – The organizer shall call all competitors to a Driver’s Meeting prior to the start of the event. All competitors are required to attend this meeting.
2.0 No passengers allowed during timed runs
2.1 Safe passing zones during practice/ instructional periods will be between turns 6 and 7 and turns 11 and 1. These will be marked with pylons. Passing is only allowed with hand signals given from driver of vehicle being overtaken. Overtaken vehicle will slow and let vehicle pass safely on the left.
2.2 Windows of the driver and passenger door shall be completely up. If passing is permitted during the session the windows must be 3/4 up. If down, the use of window nets or SFI approved arm restraints by the driver (and passenger, if applicable) are highly recommended.
2.3 All sunroofs/ T tops must be installed and in their locked positions.
2.4 All convertible tops must be up and secured.
2.5 Red Flag – waved at all marshal stations and by the Starter informs all Drivers to safely & slowly proceed into pitlane, unless otherwise directed by the corner 11 marshal. Drivers shall be prepared to stop at any time.
2.6 Yellow Flag -In sessions with passing: The Yellow flag informs drivers of an incident ahead and to proceed with caution with no passing. Drivers are to look as far ahead on the course as possible for a waving Green Flag. Once a driver passes the location of the final Yellow flag before a waving Green Flag, then they shall resume speed.
2.7 White Flag: In timed sessions with no passing, displayed at any marshal station including the Start/Finish post only when instructed to do so by the Clerk of the Course. It informs the Driver to slow down and make space from the vehicle ahead. The lap on which this flag is displayed will not be scored. Drivers are to proceed at a pace that creates safe space from the vehicle ahead, but does not slow the vehicle behind. Drivers are to look as far ahead on the course as possible for a waving Green Flag
2.8 Black Flag – proceed to the pit lane, stop at the first pit stall as you enter pit lane and await instructions to be given to you by the clerk of the course.
2.9 Fueling is only permitted in the paddock area, not pit lane. All teams must have a fire extinguisher on hand during fueling.
2.10 Please ensure that you have adequate fuel for the day, it’s a 20-30 minute trip for fuel.
2.11 Clothing- competitors, passengers and crew members alike should wear long sleeved shirts, and shall wear long pants, fully enclosed footwear (no sandals, etc) while in pit lane or the track.
2.12 Motorized vehicles- ( ATV’s, motorcycles, etc.) Drivers of such vehicles must obey pit speed limit (15 kph) and drive prudently. Pit Lane and the track are off limits to all such vehicles unless permission is given by the clerk of the course.
2.13 Impound – After your run group has finished it’s allotted runs for the day you will be directed to the impound for 30 minutes where your vehicle will be available for viewing by your fellow competitors- leave your car open for inspection. Do not move your vehicle unless directed to do so by the impound marshal.
2.14 Car Modification info – in impound competitors shall make available upon request by fellow competitors, the preparation (PIP) schedule and, if the relevant option (s) are taken dyno plots and curb weight measurement detail. Failure to produce those materials could be cause for inquiry.
2.15 Below stock HP dyno plots will not be accepted.
3.0 Timing and Scoring:
3.1 The start and finish lines are located directly adjacent to the starters bridge.
3.2 For Time Attack without Passing competitors maybe be divided into two or more run groups. Each competitor will have a total of 12 timed runs per day, 4 sessions on track each with 3 timed Laps each session.
Looking like lunch will be provided, likely BBQ and salads cooked by Charlotte…
Please note there will no gate fees for the weekend, however, there will be a waiver for everyone to sign.
See you at the track!