Additional Important and Helpful Event Information:admin
Pikes Peak International Raceway
Additional Important and Helpful Event Information:
- Pre-Order: Hoosier Tire West (559-485-4612) will accept pre-orders for sizing from all competitors. Pre-ordered tires will be stacked, marked and waiting for each team at HOOSIER TIRE COMPOUND.
- Mounting: Tires will be mounted on a first come first serve bases. Hoosier Tire West will sell and mount all tires for event.
- There will be a sufficient inventory on the Hoosier truck in addition to the pre-ordered tires.
- Tires may be purged within HOOSIER TIRE COMPOUND; all air/nitrogen bottles must be turned upright, no bottles lying down.
- Race tires (4) must be designated and marked by 5pm on Saturday.
- Qualifying Tires: Qualifying/Race tires are not allowed to leave the HOOSIER TIRE COMPOUND until released by SRL officials at 8:50am on Sunday – Race Day. After Qualifying/Race Tires are released, tires must then be put on car or laid behind car in full sight. Qualify on stickers.
- Air Pressure For Tech inspection: Left sides 20 lbs/ Right sides 28 lbs.
APPROVED FLAT TIRE CHANGES:
Unapproved tire change is a two (2) lap penalty – For a tire to be changed during a race without penalty, the tire must first be inspected by an SRL Official and must be deemed as flat (10 lbs. or less Left Side / 18 lbs. or less Right Side), or has severe wheel damage.
Steps for an Approved Tire Change:
- The team should notify the SRL Officials of a tire issue prior to entering Pit Lane and must stop at the inspection station on Pit Lane, or proceed as directed.
- SRL OFFICIAL PRIOR APPROVAL: No crewmember is allowed to touch or inspect a tire before the SRL Official. If a tire is low on pressure, or has severe wheel damage, it must be first inspected by an SRL Official to be changed without PENALTY. Once inspected, if the tire is low on pressure and considered flat, or suffers from excessive wheel damage the tire may be changed by the team with no penalty. Again, stay clear of the tire until an SRL Official inspects it.
- PENALTY: If a crewmember inspects or touches the tire or wheel before the SRL Official inspects it, or observes directly, it will not be an approved tire change, or if the tire has sufficient air pressure when inspected by the SRL Officials the tire is not approved to change and the team will suffer a (2) two-lap penalty for each unapproved tire change. Tires changed prior to inspection by an SRL Official will be cause for a (2) two-lap penalty per tire.
- Once under PENALTY for an unapproved tire change, you will not be eligible for the “Free Pass”/ “Lucky Dog” for the remainder of the race.
- Excessive tire wear, is not reason for an approved tire change.
- Any tire that is changed must be immediately presented to an SRL official, in which it will be impounded until after post race tech inspection.
Blistered Tires: If a tire is blistered, you can change the tire, then immediately present it to an the SRL Official, if the tire is blistered, you will still receive a one lap penalty per tire changed. If the tire is not considered blistered by the official, then it will be a two-lap penalty per tire.
Flat Spotted Tires: If a tire is flat spotted, you can change the tire, then immediately present it an the SRL Official, if the tire is flat spotted, you will still receive a one lap penalty per tire changed. If the tire is not considered flat spotted by the official, then it will be a two-lap penalty per tire.
It is each team’s responsibility to have their own supply of the SRL SPEC FUEL “SUNOCO Standard 110”. If you would like to pre-order fuel to have at the track upon your arrival, contact Norm Fisher at 303-350-3758 (or at firstname.lastname@example.org) of Hill Petroleum the local representative for SUNOCO Race Fuel.
The SUNOCO Standard 110 must be pure, unblended to pass inspection.
Race Procedures: COLORADO 100
- Double file, once the Starter shows the ‘one to go’ signal, cars need to be double file – positioned nose-to-tail.
- The front row must maintain “pace car” speed until they accelerate at the drop of the green flag.
- The drop of the green flag starts the race, the outside front row car must not beat the pole position to the S/F line.
- No passing allowed until S/F line – You may not pull out of line until the S/F line.
- All restarts will be double file with the exception of the final 10 laps.
- All cars one or more laps down restart behind lead lap cars.
- When the double up sign or directive is given, the leader will choose to start inside or outside.
- Everyone else will double up, odd positions on the inside, even positions on the outside.
- The leader of the race must accelerate to re-start the race within the designated re-start area. The leader sets the pace until he/she accelerates to restart the race within the restart zone.
- No passing allowed until S/F line – You may not pull out of line until the S/F line.
- Restarts within the last ten laps will be single file.
Yellow Flag:1. When the yellow flag is displayed the field will be “frozen”, hold your position and proceed with caution. DO NOT RACE BACK TO THE START/FINISH LINE. DO NOT PASS.
- Your restart position will be the position you were in when the yellow was displayed, as long as you were able to maintain your running position, or were in no way associated with the incident. Down cars positioned behind lead lap cars.
- If you are involved, spin, slowed or your progress is disrupted by the incident, you will be positioned where you rejoin or blend back into the field – NOTE: the incident must play itself out before the order is set.
- Any discrepancies in line up will be determined by Race Control or may revert to the last completed green lap.
5.All yellow flag laps count. Except after a Red Flag
- Should a car not maintain caution speed, stop or enter the pits during a yellow, it will lose its running position. You must maintain your position under yellow.
- If a driver picks up positions after the yellow flag is displayed they may be penalized.
- Officials reserve the right to utilize the yellow to check cars that are suspect and are being considered for a black flag (leaks, smoke, sparks, etc.). After they are checked, if okay – they keep their position.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: EXCEPT FOR THE LAST LAP OF THE RACE – CARS NEVER RACE BACK TO THE FINISH LINE UNDER YELLOW OR RED CONDITION.
- Stop single file in a safe manner – if a car does not re-start on it’s own, it may be pushed started and maintain position.
- NO WORK may be done on cars during red flag condition – unless authorized by race control.
- Positions will revert back to the previous completed green or completed yellow flag lap to set line up. Those deemed part of the occurrence that caused immediate red flag or cars that pit will be positioned at the rear of the field.
Free Pass Award:
- The first car a lap down will be awarded the “Free Pass” and gain back 1 lap. Any car causing a yellow cannot be the recipient of the “Free Pass”.
- The “Free Pass” car needs to pull up to the pace car when directed to do so, then pass the Pace Car when directed to regain a lap. The Free Pass car must wait until they regain their lap before pitting.
- Any contact between competitors will be determined by SRL race control if any penalty will be imposed.
- Any competitor having contact with the race leader, resulting in the leader spinning and or being eliminated from competition will be penalized. Race Control has the right to call over the radio to rescind this policy if the leader is considered, only by Race Control, to be blocking, in which case the above Rule #1 under Contact will be in force.
HOT PIT LANE:
- No one under 16 allowed on Hot Pit Lane.
- Only credentialed race team members allowed on Hot Pit Lane.
- Long pant only on Hot Pit Lane.
- Hot Pit Lane speed 35 mph.
- There will be an inspection station with orange cones at the turn four end of Hot Pit Lane for any flat tire issue inspection, black flag inspection, etc.
- Pit boxes will be assigned by qualifying results.
HALF WAY BREAK: Fuel, Windshield, Drink and Tape Only
- Break at or near lap 50.
- No jacks, no air pressure adjustment – do not go to tires, no pulling hood, no chassis adjustment, etc. – Re-fuel, clean windshield, adjust tape, and drink for driver–ONLY.
- Yellow will be displayed. The track will remain yellow during break.
- Yellow laps during break will not count.
- Cars will circulate under yellow until the first half of the field is directed by Race Control to pit – the first half the field will come to Hot Pit Lane for service, the second half of the field will remain on track. The first group to pit will have three laps to complete service, then proceed to end of Pit Lane until released back onto the track. The second group of cars will enter Hot Pit Lane when directed to do so by Race Control, they will have three laps to service car. The restart order will be the same order as when the yellow was displayed for the break – unless a car spends excessive time on pit lane for service.
- The roof of the Infield Media Center has limited access on Sunday, family and friends of race teams can access the main grandstand through the pedestrian tunnel (located on turn 4 side behind Pit Lane) up until 1:30pm on Sunday, the tunnel will be reopened after our race is complete.
- Spotter must be place at all times while car is on track – including qualifying. May use infield Media Center roof up to third practice on Saturday – also during Sunday morning warm up.
- Spotter must be in place on race day on top of the Main Grandstand Tower, before the engines are fired for the race.
- Each spotter is required to scan or have a second radio to listen to race control. Performance Radios will be at the event.
Technical Inspection Process & Guidelines
- Engines and carburetors must be inspected and sealed before competition.
- The engine must be cold. Engine inspection will take place prior to the first practice.
- If your engine requires an inspection, please contact the series prior to the next race.
Pre–Tech (refers to any scheduled tech inspection prior to Qualifying Tech)
- Teams must identify their crew chief for the purposes of discussion of any tech issues.
- All cars must go through Pre‐Tech inspection before the designated cut off time at each event.
- All cars must go through Qualifying Tech in order of qualifying. If you miss your qualifying attempt by more than three positions, you will receive the slower of two laps. If you have a mechanical issue, notify an official.
- Each team must have an air filter at the tech trailer 45 minutes before Qualifying Tech opens.
- Once Qualifying Tech officially opens, all cars are required to be on the ground ready to roll to tech line. Remain in your pit, until an official directs you into tech line.
- Once cars enter the tech station, cars may not be lifted, tugged, or adjusted in any manner unless instructed to do so by an SRL official.
- Remove the hood and air cleaner to enter tech, then replace hood after tread width is checked, before going onto scales. No jacks will be allowed after air cleaner is installed, or as directed.
- Cars should not exceed 28lbs of air in right side and 20lbs in left side tires for tech inspection.
- More than two attempts to pass through Qualifying Tech will result in “Tech Line Probation”.
- Air pressure and tape are the only change that can be made to the car after Qualifying Tech.
Tech Line Probation
- Any team that has to make more than two attempts to pass through Qualifying Tech inspection will be put on “Tech Line Probation”, and will immediately be penalized by receiving the slower of two qualifying laps. You are required to take two green flag laps if you are under penalty, or you will receive no time.
- More than three attempts to pass through pre-qualifying – no qualifying attempt will be allowed.
- Repeat infractions of any tech specification or policy may also result in “Tech Line Probation”.
- After qualifying all cars will be impounded on Hot Pit Lane, then pushed into starting order and remain untouched (tape and tire readings allowed) until 15 minutes prior to start of race or as directed. All teams remain along Hot Pit Lane until your car is pushed in its starting position.
- If a car has a mechanical issue, not related to set up or handling, the team may be granted permission to pull out of impound to work only on the mechanical issue described, and start at the rear of the field.
- If anything safety related happens during qualifying officials reserve the right to let teams fix that item.
- Driver must exit the car with whatever they need from the car (radios, water bottle, etc) and leave impound area and no crew members are allowed in impound until 15 minutes prior to going to the grid or as directed.
- The only changes allowed are air pressure, tape on the nose and driver aids which will be done 15 minutes prior to start. No jacking of the car will be permitted.
- If a team desires to make adjustments to their car prior to the green flag, they may do so by having the driver bring the car to pit road after the field is rolling behind the pace car. The car will forfeit its starting position and take up the tail end of the field.
- The Top 5 cars must stop on Hot Pit Lane, just before the opening in the pit wall – unless otherwise directed. Cars will be held there until further direction from officials. Each of the Top 5 cars are to proceed directly to post race tech inspection. Driver must stay with car at all times until cleared by officials to leave.
- Failure to go directly to tech area will result in a penalty of 5 positions at posted finish and a $250.00 fine.
- Under no circumstances is there anything to be done to the top five cars prior to post race tech inspection. Tire readings while car is on the ground is allowed, never jack the car up, remove the hood or anything else, unless directed by an SRL official.
- Teams must take any and all measures to comply with officials’ requests. Failure to do so will be deemed as an admission of guilt and result in a technical disqualification.
Respect – Consideration – Professionalism