At the January Board of Directors Meeting, the following rules were added:
#1. Revised CVAR Rules Change Process as outlined below:
The Competition Committee is chaired by the Authenticity Chairman, and it includes all Group Reps and any advisors appointed by the Board of Directors. To modify a competition rule, send a proposal via email to the Competition Committee (email@example.com) before Summer Break. Rule change proposals are reviewed on the following timeline.
January – May: All rules change proposal packages shall include a written proposal and a description of the benefits and negative counterpoints of the change. Proposals should describe impacts to performance, safety, reliability and availability. Any increase in performance will be scrutinized heavily. Proposals specific to a particular group must be sent to the entire group for their review and vote. Copies of the information sent to the group and a tally of the vote must be included in the proposal package. Group statistics (total group size, classes within the group etc) must be included in the package. Providing factual supporting documentation upfront will save time and effort. General proposals backed by popular member/group support will be favored. The Competition Committee may consider late proposals as reasonable on a case-by-case basis, at lower priority as on-time requests.
June – August: Competition Committee reviews all proposals, verifies information, asks questions and discusses concerns with interested members. The Committee will decide which proposals to accept, reject or modify.
September – October: Competition Committee publishes a draft package of admitted rules revisions to general membership for comment for a minimum period of 30 days. Members can send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. If member comments result in substantive changes to the proposal the Competition Committee shall re-publish the proposal to the members for an additional 30 day period. After considering final member feedback, the Competition Committee recommends rule changes to the Board of Directors for review.
November Board of Directors meeting: BoD votes on proposed changes.
December – January: Final revisions published to take effect at the next race.
#2. Move the CVAR Rules Change Process proposal cut-off date to 30 June. Beginning after the existing first paragraph rewrite is as follows:
June 30: Submit any rule suggestions to the Competition Committee by this deadline. Detail benefits and negative counterpoints of the change. Describe impact to performance, safety, reliability and availability. Any increase in performance will be scrutinized heavily. Proposals backed by popular member support will be favored. Providing factual supporting documentation upfront will save time and effort.
July – August: Competition Committee reviews all proposals, verifies information, asks questions and discusses concerns.
The existing timeline continues after this.
#3. Extend CS2, DP2, EP2 and FP2 trial period to the end of 2016.
Existing CVAR DP2, EP2, FP2 and CS2 Rules as follows:
- Increase entrants for Group 2 in CVAR events.
- Provide a class for 1972 or earlier DP, EP, FP or CS cars that are no longer competitive in SCCA events but have been prepared to a version of the GCR later than 1972.
- Existing CVAR Group 2 cars may not be modified beyond the 1972 GCR.
- No tube frame “silhouette” cars are allowed.
- No change in location to engine, transmission or differential (No rear wheel drive Mini Coopers)
- Examples of allowable post-1972 GCR modifications:
- Alternate transmissions with same number of forward gears
- Coil-over suspensions
- Crank fire ignitions
- Full fiberglass flared fenders
- Disc brakes replacing drum brakes
- Tires and Wheels:
- Must conform to 1972 PCS for width and diameter
- Allowable CVAR DOT tires only.
#4. Allow front fiberglass bumpers with opening for front mounted oil coolers on Porsche 911 running in C-Production
Current rules disallow openings in front
bumpers. Although Porsches were raced with front mounted oil coolers
(with the associated front bumper to accommodate them), them in ’73 or
’74, they were not used prior to ‘72. This is problematic for member 911
owners, specifically because of our climate. As a result, nearly every
single 911 has been forced to make this very common modification. The
modification is so common, most don’t realize it does not comply with
The rule change would fix the below issues:
• “Clean up” one of the largest groups of current member’s car and bring them into rules compliance
• Steel front bumpers are no longer available at prices “normal” or even “wealthy” people can afford
• Running even a stock 911 motor without large enough oil cooler(s) in our climate is a sure way to destroy the motor
• Although there are alternative ways to rig up complicated systems for cooling, these systems are expensive, complex, and require loosing headlights (which some may want/need to retain for aesthetic and/or other reasons – such as running rallies, night enduros, etc.)
• This rule change conforms to the principle that we should NOT change rules for performance increases; but it does perfectly conform for cost, availability, and/or safety.
#5. Rename and clarify the FJ classes and run in Group 4.
A simple easily defined class for the various Jrs is in the FJHNA rules. The classes would be from the oldest cars to the newest cars and based on the FJHNA classes.
FJ1 = Front Engine Formula Juniors (currently FF-Jr)
FJ2 = Mid Engine Formula Juniors with all Drum Brakes (currently F-Jr)
FJ3 = Mid Engine Formula Juniors with Disc Brakes (currently F-Jr)
This change would make classifying cars simple and eliminate the current confusion, with registration, timing and scoring, championship points and individual drivers as to what class a car should be in.
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