There will be limited physical copies of the ARMS Booklet available. Get a copy of the latest revision here: https://www.armsinc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023_ARMS_AGM_Booklet-R2.pdf
Bluenose Autosport Club has our annual Ledwidge LookOff Rally coming up November 19th!
We are looking for volunteers for this event to make it a go
Please find attached an “ad” for the LookOff rally to send out to your club members, add on your website and calendar!
We at the Bluenose Autosport Club thank you for every effort that you can make into putting this Regional event together.
Member of the BAC Performance Rally Committee
The 2023 ARMS AGM Nominating Committee consists of Dave Hull as Chairperson, Daphne Sleigh and Stephen Lockhart.
We are looking for nominations/suggestions for people for the following positions President, Secretary and License/Registrar.
The incumbents for these positions have all agreed to reoffer.
If you would like to nominate someone or know of anyone who might be interested please send their names to myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the committee.
ARMS Nominating Committee
The 2023 Annual General Meeting for Atlantic Region Motor Sports will be hosted by the Moncton Motor Sport Club on November 24-26, 2023 at the Hampton Inn & Suites located at 700 Mapleton Road, Moncton, NB.
The overall agenda is as follows:
Sunday, 19 November, 2023
1:00pm – 3:00pm Kart Workshop (at 91 Sackville Drive, Suite 105)
Friday, 24 November, 2023
7:00pm – 9:00pm Administration Workshop
9:00pm – 11:00pm Social (cash bar)
Saturday, 25 November, 2023
09:30 am – 11:00 am Rally Workshop
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Annual Awards Presentations
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Solosport Workshop
2:30 pm – 5:00pm Race Workshop
7:00pm – Dinner and Social at St. Louis Bar and Grill, 1405 Mountain Road
Sunday, 26 November, 2023
09:00am – 12:00pm Annual General Meeting
12:00pm – 1:00pm Calendar Meeting
Club members and other interested persons are invited to attend in person. Access to the meetings will also be provided online. The Google Meet link to join the meetings is:
Please contact each discipline director if you are planning to attend a workshop in person as there is space for a limited number of people permitted in the meeting room.
Race: James Whitman- email@example.com
Autoslalom: Ming Wong firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance Solo: Alex Brunt- email@example.com
Karting: Jeff Martin- firstname.lastname@example.org
Rally: Mal Swan- email@example.com
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel. The group room rate is $169 per night (plus HST and a 3.5% tourism levy). The last day to book is
Tuesday, October 23 Sunday, November 5, 2023. For room reservations:
- Contact the Hotel by phone at 1-506-855-4819 and use the booking code “MMS” or mention “Moncton Motorsport”.
All awards will be presented at the Awards Presentation Ceremony to be held at 11am-1pm on Saturday. Stay tuned for announcement of Saturday Evening activities.
Hope to see you there!
Atlantic Region Motor Sports
Sunday, September 17, 2023
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), Shubenacadie, NS
TRAC Series – Insurance
McKay Real Estate
SHS Auto and Truck Service
Some FAST #98
Maritime Dock and Door – Champagne
Scott McLean Snap-On Tools
West Nova Fuels – Scott Gates
East Coast Race Fab
D&T Auto Parts – CarQuest
Online Pre-Registration: https://forms.gle/ezF6gNnxhtgaJQcG7
One shirt is included with registration. Additional T-Shirts may be pre-ordered for $25 here: https://forms.gle/vuhZDkDZTubSiKuN9
Please register online by Friday September 15, 2023 at 12:00 noon. Late registrations will incur a $25.00 penalty fee. Only registrations made prior to September 4, 2023 at 5:00pm are guaranteed a T-shirt.
You must still report to Registration on race day to confirm your entry.
All drivers, entrants, and crew are required to sign the official waiver form upon entrance to the track premises or the earliest staffed opportunity. You can sign the waiver in advance here: https://arms.speedwaiver.com/jgwwm
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.
All classes are combined for this event. The car with the most laps completed after three hours of racing after all penalties are calculated will be declared the winner.
|Jack Canfield Memorial Endurance Race||3-Hour Endurance Race|
1 t-shirt (if registered by Sept 4, 5pm)
E-transfer to email@example.com. Please make cheques payable to ARMS. If at all possible, please pay by e-transfer instead of cash or cheque.
Car owners must make sure all the drivers of their vehicles are licensed, registered and have paid the appropriate fees. Unregistered drivers found to be racing will be black flagged and cannot continue until they have completed their paperwork.
For a second offense there will be a $200.00 fine to the car owner.
Race License includes the gate fee for the racer only. Gate fee is $10 per car load, with additional fees for those who attempt to argue with the gate staff.
No refunds or credits will be issued for the JCM.
No race car will be allowed on the track until passed by the Technical Inspector. Cars may be required to re-pass technical inspection after an incident or upon request of the scrutineer.
All cars must display the annual tech decal on the driver’s side of the windshield.
All Helmets must have the driver’s first initial and full last name on the left side, at minimum. This is for MRT so they know who they are dealing with in the event of an incident.
Mylaps Electronic Timing System will be used. All race cars are required to correctly install a transponder in accordance with the 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.
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.
Qualifying & Grid:
The 2023 JCM grid will be set by the marshals. Bribes are allowed, but put the marshals under no obligation to set your grid position accordingly. Food and beverages are popular gifts.
Cars not in position on the grid five (5) minutes before the start of the race will be required to start from pit lane after the green flag has dropped.
Prior to the race starting, the pre-race photograph will be completed as follows:
- Pre-grid as normal, in your race suit, with all other gear in the car with you (or with
- Drive around 1 lap and stop on the front straight, get out and stand beside your car,
with your crew. (Helmet and HANS can be off).
- Photo taken
- Gear up, get back in the car (crew can be on hand to help folks back into the car.)
- Air horn sounds, crew must get off track.
- Cars leave the front straight en masse, the formation lap will be behind the pace car.
Any car not running at this point will be pushed into the pits.
- Pace car pits and race begins when the green flag drops.
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. Driver changes during the multiple pit stops are allowed (and encouraged); the car shall be scored as a single unit.
The start shall be a rolling start behind a pace car.
The race shall begin after one (1) laps steady yellow.
The car in pole position when the pace car has entered the pit lane shall maintain the pace until the green flag is displayed from the starter’s bridge, indicating the start of the race.
Contact at Beginning and End of Race:
All instances of contact reported (by clerk, stewards, marshalls, race control and other judges of fact) in the first 10 minutes and last 10 minutes of the race will result in stop-and-go penalties for ALL drivers involved, regardless of fault. Be advised that it may
take several laps for all penalties to be administered.
Drivers are reminded of pit speed and proper pit lane behavior when entering and exiting to serve the penalty; avoid further penalties for pit behavior.
The clock will not be stopped for Safety Car or Red Flag. The clock will run for the full three hours continuously, regardless of race conditions.
Each car will be required to complete two mandatory pit stops during the race, which shall be a minimum of five minutes + the car’s fastest lap, each.
You must complete one green flag lap before your first pit stop, and must start your last pit stop prior to 10 minutes remaining in the race. A sign will be shown at the starter’s bridge at the 10 minutes to go mark.
Pit stops may not be combined into one stop; there must be at least one complete scorable 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/h 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.
Failure to complete the pit stops will result in a 10 lap penalty for each stop missed.
One stop missed or shorted = 10 lap penalty.
Both Stops missed or shorted = 20 lap penalty.
For more info on pit stops including force majeure situations, see Section 1 of the ARMS Regional Road Race General Competition Rules: https://www.armsinc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/ARMS_Road_Race_GCR_20230424.pdf
Gate: If no one is at the gate when you arrive on race weekend, you must check in with the race director to sign appropriate waivers and remit fees for crew. You can sign the annual waiver in advance here: https://arms.speedwaiver.com/jgwwm
Paddock: 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 each race.
Paddock Transport: 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. Powered vehicles for youth under 16 are not allowed anywhere on the property anywhere at AMP during TRAC Events, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Off Highway Vehicle Act & Regulations.
Waste Oil: There are no waste oil services at the track. Please remove your own waste oil. Spill/clean-up fees incurred by ARMS on behalf of racers will be billed to racers/teams and payable immediately.
Fire Suppression & Spill Clean-up: Each race team shall have on hand, at minimum, a readily accessible 5lbs ABC Fire Extinguisher and 10 quick-dry absorption pads.
Please Note: these items have been mandatory since July 2019. You may be subject to a fine due upon inspection if found lacking.
Refueling: Fuel containers shall only be moved to the pit after the car has stopped. The driver must be out of the car and the car turned off before any refueling begins. The refueler must be protected by a full nomex suit, balaclava, socks and shoes and full coverage helmet. A crew member must be standing by with a fully charged ABC fire extinguisher (min. 5lb) ready in case of emergency. Only after the refueling is complete may the driver re-enter the car. No working on the car during refueling.
Speed: Paddock area speed (All AMP area not part of the track surface) is 10km/h. Pit lane is no greater than 40km/h.
Alcohol & Cannabis: Neither alcoholic beverages nor cannabis may be consumed in the paddock/pit area or by drivers anywhere before the end of the race day program. No driver may consume alcohol or cannabis 8 hours before competing.
Any driver operating a motor vehicle on the track, other than when entered in a sanctioned or private event or at the request or permission of race control will be disqualified for the rest of the year.
No sitting or riding on the exterior of a moving vehicle.
No bare feet in the paddock.
Supervision of Children: Parents are reminded that they are responsible for children, and must ensure their supervision and safe behavior on the Property, and in the Paddock specifically, at all times. Do not allow children to run or play in the Paddock while the track is hot. Do not allow behaviors in the Paddock that may cause inattention or distraction from a moving vehicle – i.e. throwing a ball, lying on the ground, etc at any time. Use common sense and follow the direction of officials.
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.
Attendance is mandatory at the driver’s meetings. Drivers not in attendance will start from pit lane after the green flag has dropped; if the driver not in attendance at the driver’s meeting is not the first driver of the day (i.e. second or subsequent driver), the car shall
incur a five (5) lap penalty.
Organizer – James Whitman
Registrar – TBD
Clerk of the Course – Daphne Sleigh
Chief Steward – TBD
Tech – James Whitman / Jenny McGinis
Chief of Timing & Scoring – James Partridge
Corner Marshals & Race Control – Atlantic Region Race Control Association
Starter – Derrick Clarke
Grid Marshal – TBD
Safety Car – Wayne Pitts & Kevin Partridge
Timing & Scoring – Bluenose Autosport Club
Medical – Medical Rescue Team
Tow – Paul McDonnell
Gate – Joanne Wilson
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.
Saturday, September 16
At SARL’s discretion (Approx 5:00pm) Paddock Setup
Sunday, September 17
7:30 Gate Opens
8:30 Registration, Scrutineering
9:30 Driver’s Meeting 15 min
9:45 to 10:45 Practice 1 hour
10:45 Track Clean-up/Marshal’s Break 15 min
11:00 Grid Order Posted
11:10 Pre-Grid Driver’s Meeting 10 min
11:00 to 12:30 Lunch (Tricilicious Food Truck) 60 min
12:35 Front Straight Photo
12:45 Cars on Grid
12:55 Grid closed (must queue in pits for green flag)
1:00 Jack Canfield Memorial Endurance Race 3 hours
4:15 Results Posted
4:45 Volunteer Thank You & Awards