The Sea King Stages (Leconfield) 2002

Regulations

Note that the printed copy of the Regulations is definitive.

Contents


LIST OF OFFICIALS
INTRODUCTION
1. ANNOUNCEMENT
2. JURISDICTION
3. AUTHORISATION
4. ELIGIBILTY
5. LICENCES
6. CHAMPIONSHIPS
7. PROGRAMME
8. TYRES
9. CLASSES
10. SCRUTINY
11. NOISE
12. AWARDS
13. PRESENTATION OF THE AWARDS
14. RESULTS
15. PROTESTS
16. ENTRIES
17. IDENTIFICATION
18. DOCUMENTATION
19. SHORTCUTTING
20. PENALTIES
21. TIMING
22. NOTICES
23. CONTROVERSY
24. STAGE START PROCEDURE
25. JUDGES OF FACT
26. SAFETY
27. SERVICING
28. PACE NOTES
29. FINAL INSTRUCTIONS
30. OFFICIAL VIDEO
31. REFRESHMENTS
32. CAMPING
33. C J RALLYING
34. CHAMPIONSHIP CO-ORDINATORS
35. DATES FOR 2003

LIST OF OFFICIALS

MSA Steward R.K. Parkin
Club Stewards J. Arnold, TBA
CLERK OF THE COURSE
David James (MSA National B)
Flat 8
37 Lamplugh Road
Bridlington, East Yorkshire
YO15 2JU
01262 606420
david@SeaKingStages.org.uk
SECRETARY OF THE MEETING
Ian James
East End House
Spaldington, Goole
East Yorkshire
DN14 7NJ
01430 430570
secretary@SeaKingStages.org.uk
ENTRIES SECRETARY
Ian James
(as above) entries@SeaKingStages.org.uk
CHIEF MARSHAL
Graham Hardwick
53 Harper Close
Pocklington, York
YO42 2GW
01759 306706
marshals@SeaKingStages.org.uk
Assistant Clerks of the Course Gavin Heseltine, Steve Varey
Safety Officer Robin Beagle
Rescue Unit Omega Rescue
Recovery Unit Steel 4
Radio Controller Martyn Milner
Chief Scrutineer Dave Cowie (MSA National B)
Scrutineers TBA
NETRC Eligibility Scrutineer C. R. Salkeld (MSA National A)
Chief Timekeeper Richard Blackshaw (MSA National A)
Sound Test Official Pete Sowray
Press Officer Steve Smith
PO Box 100
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 3YU
01977 550497
press@SeaKingStages.org.uk
Results Service T.C.S.
Cover artwork Alan Gilbert
Website http://www.SeaKingStages.org.uk/

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to our 2002 Single Venue Stages Rally, The Sea King Stages (Leconfield) at Normandy Barracks, Leconfield. The excellent tarmac roads will surely be a welcome change to those who consider themselves 'Tarmac' specialists.

Entry is open to members of member clubs of four Regional Associations: ANCC, ANECCC, ANEMMC, and EMAMC. The event is a round of four championships: the Kent Cams ANCC Northern Stage Rally Championship, the North of England Tarmac Rally Championship, the Roadrunner Phoenix Awards ANEMMC Multi-Use Rally Championship, and the EMAMC Multi-Use Stage Rally Championship (supported by C J Rallying).

We will not be accepting entries after the closing date and we will be offering an easy payment method to assist competitors.

The event will be 100% sealed surfaces which are extremely good quality tarmac. The entry will be restricted to 100 starters and we have classes for Historic and Post Historic rally cars as per K37.12.

There will be toilets and catering facilities on the venue throughout the event. Free camping will be available on the venue on the Saturday evening for any competitors or service crew who would like to stay. The gates to the site will be locked from 9pm on Saturday until 6am on Sunday.

We do not wish to jeopardise use of this venue through excessive noise and we remind you that no noisy cars will be allowed to start the event. MSA noise levels will be strictly enforced throughout the event. We thank you for your help with this problem and we ask that you pay particular attention to the reference to backfiring in paragraph 10 of these regulations.

The organising team look forward to meeting you and hope that you have a very enjoyable and safe day's motor sport.

David James
Clerk of the Course

Ian James
Secretary of the Meeting

Acknowledgements

MSA Ltd
Normandy Barracks, Leconfield
Local Police and Councils
All Rescue and Recovery Services
Marshals and Volunteer Helpers
You, the competitor.

Previous Winners

2001 John Bogie/David Paterson MG Metro 6R4

1. ANNOUNCEMENT

The North Humberside Motor Club Ltd. will promote a National B permit, multi-use Stage Rally at Normandy Barracks, Leconfield, East Yorkshire (MR 107/018429) on Sunday 18th August 2002.

2. JURISDICTION

The event will be held under the General Regulations of the Motor Sports Association Ltd (incorporating the Provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA), these Supplementary Regulations and any written instructions that the organisers may issue for the event.

3. AUTHORISATION

MSA permit number: TBA

4. ELIGIBILTY

The event is open to:
(i) All fully elected members of North Humberside Motor Club Ltd.,
(ii) All members of member clubs of ANCC, ANECCC, ANEMMC, and EMAMC.

5. LICENCES

All competitors must produce a valid Club membership card, valid competition licence (K.7.1) an MSA log book, a current MOT certificate and Vehicle Registration Document (K.37.9.1) where appropriate and an entrants licence if applicable. Historic and Post Historic Entrants will be required to produce their MSA or FIA Historic or Post Historic Vehicle Identity Form at scrutiny.
All stage rally drivers need a 'Stage Rally National B' licence as a minimum. A 'Non Race National B' as used in previous years no longer permits driving on Special Stages. Competition licence applications cannot be accepted on the day of the event.

6. CHAMPIONSHIPS

The event is a round of:
(i) the Kent Cams ANCC Northern Stage Rally Championship (Registration number 047/2002),
(ii) the North of England Tarmac Rally Championship (Registration number 066/2002),
(iii) the Roadrunner Phoenix Awards ANEMMC Multi-Use Rally Championship (Registration number 061/2002), and
(iv) the EMAMC Multi-Use Stage Rally Championship (suppported by C J Rallying) (Registration number 064/2002).

7. PROGRAMME

There will be a scrutineering session on Saturday 17th August at Normandy Barracks, Leconfield. Exact times will be notified in Final Instructions.
Sunday scrutineering (SR 10) starts at 06.30 hours on Sunday 18th August.
Competing cars not signed on 1 hour before their due start time may be excluded.
First car will start at 09.00 hours.
The event will consist of a minimum of 6 stages and a maximum of 10 with a total mileage of approximately 60 stage miles. Competitors will start some stages at 30-second intervals (K.26.5) and all stages will be timed to an accuracy of less than 1 minute (K.17.8.1). Pace notes are NOT permitted; information provided by the organisers may be transferred onto maps/stage diagrams. (K.25.13) [SR 29].

8. TYRES

All cars must comply with the MSA tyre regulations for rallies with special stages.

9. CLASSES

Modern Cars:
1) Cars up to 1400cc
2) Cars over 1400cc up to 1600cc
3) Cars over 1600cc up to 2000cc
4) Cars over 2000cc.
5) All four wheel drive cars.

Historic Rally Cars (pre 1/1/1960)
A1) Cars up to 1200cc
A2) Cars over 1200cc up to 1500cc.
A3) Cars over 1500cc.

Historic Rally Cars (from 1/1/1960 to 31/12/1967)
B1) Cars up to 1000cc.
B2) Cars over 1000cc up to 1300cc.
B3) Cars over 1300cc up to 1600cc.
B4) Cars over 1600cc up to 2000cc.
B5) Cars over 2000cc up to 2500cc.
B6) Cars over 2500cc.

Post Historic Rally Cars (from 1/1/1968 to 31/12/1974)
C1) Cars up to 1300cc.
C2) Cars over 1300cc up to 1600cc.
C3) Cars over 1600cc up to 2000cc.
C4) Cars over 2500cc.

Engines using forced induction will have the cc increased by the ratio of 1.7:1 (E.12.4.1)

All vehicles must comply with MSA Technical Regulations. In addition, historic and post historic rally cars must comply with the technical regulations for Historic Special Stage Rallies (K 37.10 to K 37.16.5).

10. SCRUTINY

Scrutineering and noise check will be located at Normandy Barracks, Leconfield and individual scrutineering times will be notified in the Final Instructions (K.6.1.) It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure compliance with the current Road Traffic Act, Construction and Use Regulations and MSA Technical Regulations E12 and K37.
Vehicles will also be checked for general roadworthiness, suitability and eligibility.
In order to preserve the venue and reduce complaints, the organisers in conjunction with the Landowners have found it necessary to impose the following restrictions: "Any vehicle which constantly backfires may be excluded from the event at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course. If any vehicle is fitted with a device which causes backfiring it must be disabled at all times".
Judges of Fact will be appointed to monitor competitors throughout the day.
Cars do not require a road fund licence, but if the vehicle is not taxed then the Vehicle's Registration Document and Valid MOT Certificate must be produced at scrutiny (K.37.9.1). Limited slip differentials WILL be allowed.

11. NOISE

The sound test at scrutiny will be carried out in accordance with E 12.17, 100dbA @ 4500rpm at 0.5m. Further sound checks will be made during the event. Competitors exceeding the sound limit at any one of these checks may be excluded.

12. AWARDS

  1st Overall Awards to both crew members
  2nd Overall Awards to both crew members
  3rd Overall Awards to both crew members
  1st in each class Awards to both crew members
* 2nd in each class Awards to both crew members
** 3rd in each class Awards to both crew members
* Subject to a minimum of 5 starters in the class
** Subject to a minimum of 10 starters in the class

NO COMPETITOR MAY WIN MORE THAN ONE AWARD

13. PRESENTATION OF THE AWARDS

The awards will be presented on the airfield following the event. Any award winning crew must be present to receive their award, otherwise the award may be withheld but without affecting the final result.

14. RESULTS

Tynemouth Computer Services (TCS) will provide a comprehensive computerised results service. Provisional results will be posted on the Official Notice Board as soon as possible following the end of the event (B13)

15. PROTESTS

Any protest must be lodged in accordance with O.5.

16. ENTRIES

Entries open on the publication of these regulations and close (at normal rates and for seeding) at 6 p.m. on Friday 9th August 2002. The entry fee is £155.00, which includes £5 towards the marshals' fund and may be paid in full or in two instalments. In the latter case, for entries that are made before Friday 9th August 2002, two cheques should be sent, one for £50 and one post-dated for payment on or before Friday 9th August for the balance.
The organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry. The Entrant, Driver, and Co-driver will be deemed jointly and severally liable for the payment of all fees. All cheques must be cleared before a competitor may start. Any competitor whose cheque bounces will be reported to the MSA.
Entries made after 6 p.m. on Friday 9th August 2002 and before 6 p.m. on Wednesday 14th August 2002 will be required to pay an extra £20 by cash only on the day of the event. These later entries will not receive any final instructions in the post but will be notified by phone. The finals must be collected from signing on and these entries will not be seeded and may not appear on the entry list. No entries or reservations will be made by telephone and incomplete entry forms will not be accepted.

Send your completed entries to:

Ian James, East End House, Spaldington, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 7NJ.

Please make cheques payable to: Sea King Stages.

The maximum entry is 100 plus 20 reserves, the minimum is 60. Classes are subject to a minimum of 5 with no maximum.
Should any of the above minimums not be reached, the organisers may cancel the event or amalgamate classes. Should permission for use of the venue be withdrawn, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the meeting. Entries will ONLY be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Entry fees and any other charges will be refunded in full to any entrant whose entry is not accepted or whose entry is cancelled, in writing, on or before 6 p.m. on Wednesday 14th August 2002. Entries cancelling after 6 p.m. on Wednesday 14th August 2002 may receive a partial refund at the organisers' discretion. The entry fee is based on charges and VAT at 1 January 2002; should these increase, the organisers reserve the right to increase the entry fee for collection at signing on.

17. IDENTIFICATION

Cars will be identified by Rally Plates supplied by the organisers and by competition numbers in accordance with E.12.3.11 & K.10. Competition numbers will be supplied free of charge by the organisers.

18. DOCUMENTATION

Entrants will be supplied with time cards and stage diagrams (Sketch maps) on completion of documentation. The documents will provide all the information necessary to comply with K.26.1 and K.26.1.1 Competitors will be supplied with sketch plans of each stage, which will not be to scale. Arrows, chicane diagram boards and numbered locations will physically define the correct route. The onus is on the competitor to follow the correct route at all times: if there should be any conflict between the arrowed route and that shown on the stage plan, the arrowed route shall be deemed to be correct. Before, during and after the event official notices may be displayed on the Official Notice Board and every competitor will be deemed to have read those notices and be bound by them. The location of the Official Notice Board will be notified in the Final Instructions. (H.2.2.16)

19. SHORTCUTTING

Short Cutting is defined as follows:
"The placing of a competing vehicle such that one or more road wheels come into contact with cultivated grass at either side of the stage access road or driving off the otherwise defined stage route or access road, i.e. through straw bales or road cones or other like barriers, and in doing so to drive a course that is not as the organisers intended whether the course is longer or shorter than the intended route and irrespective of whether any gain was made".
This definition covers the entire venue from the arrival of the first competitor to the departure of the last.
NON-COMPETITIVE SECTIONS ARE SPECIFICALLY INCLUDED.

20. PENALTIES

Marking and penalties will be as written in K31 except as modified below.
Completing fewer than the required laps Maximum
Completing more than the required laps Time taken
Making a false start at a special stage: first time
(i) false start of less than 15 seconds
(ii) false start of 15 seconds or more
 
15 seconds
1 minute
Making a false start at a special stage: second and subsequent times 1 minute
Reversing back or turning round and returning to a split Exclusion
Reversing back or turning round and returning to a stop line Exclusion
Intentionally causing an obstruction on the event Exclusion
Failure to wear Crash Helmets or seatbelts on special stages Exclusion
Smoking on a special stage Exclusion
Not being seated in the car when on a special stage Exclusion
Misuse of the SOS/OK signs Exclusion
Having an unarmed fire extinguisher while on a special stage Exclusion
Any competitor or service vehicle exceeding 15 mph other then whilst competing on a Special Stage Exclusion
Leaving the venue after documentation and before completion of, or retirement from, the event Exclusion
Depositing of litter anywhere other than in the bins provided Exclusion
The use or possession of any pace notes Exclusion
Making a mark on a time card, except where specifically allowed Exclusion
Making excessive sound other than when driving on a special stage Exclusion
Competitors or service crew anywhere other than where instructed Exclusion
Excessive backfiring (see SR 10) Exclusion

The organisers may report serious offences to the MSA for further action.

Competitors who strike stage boards, cones, bales, barrier tape, tyres or any other stage furniture which define splits, merges & chicanes will receive a penalty of: 30 seconds per incident.
Shortcutting as defined in SR19 will result in a penalty of: 30 seconds per incident.

21. TIMING

The event is a target-timed event (K30) comprising main time controls, arrival controls, stage start/finish controls and passage controls. Apart from due time at Arrival Time Control 1 (MTC 1), all other due times for subsequent arrival controls will be issued at the Passage Control (Time Card Collection) following each stage finish control. The organisers will automatically calculate any stage delay times. Competitors will be required to reduce any lateness as per (K30.6). In the event of any retirements, competitors will be required to close gaps in the running order.

Controls will open at the due time of car 1 and close 5 minutes after the due time of the last competing car. Competitors reporting to a stage arrival control more than 5 minutes after their due time will be deemed not to have visited that control.

Stage Time penalties: Minimum penalty = stage bogey time (K.30.4 (b))
Maximum penalty= stage maximum time

To be classed as a finisher, a competitor must report to all controls listed in the road book and report to the final control, within the maximum lateness specified, with the same crew in the same car in which they started. (K35.1)

22. NOTICES

All official signboards and arrows are mandatory.

23. CONTROVERSY

Should controversy arise over a section, the organisers reserve the right ('Force Majeure' notwithstanding) to cancel the section from the results if they deem it fairer so to do. All official times and mileages are deemed to be correct and are not subject to protest.

24. STAGE START PROCEDURE

The starting signal for Special Stages will be either a set of traffic lights driven automatically from the start clock or a flag.
For stages using a flag as the starting signal, the starting procedure will be: the start marshal will inform the competitor at 15 seconds to go, 10 seconds and at 5 seconds will hold a flag ahead of the driver. He will raise the flag at zero.
The raising of the flag will be the signal to start.
For stages using traffic lights, the starting procedure will be:
there will not be a verbal countdown,
at 15 seconds before start time a red light will be shown,
at 10 seconds before start time an amber light will be shown,
at 5 seconds before start time, the red light will go off, and the 5 sectors of the amber light will turn off at 4, 3, 2, 1 seconds before start time,
at the start time the final sector of the amber light will turn off and a green light will be shown.
The switching on of the green light will be the visual signal to start.
There will be an automatic false start detection system.
False starts will be penalised as SR 20.

25. JUDGES OF FACT

The following will be judged as specified below:
K.25.3, K.25.3.1 (Crash helmets & seat belts) All marshals & officials
K.31 (e) False Starts All stage start marshals
K.25.9.1 Reversing back to stop line All stage finish marshals
K.25.9 Correct route on stages All marshals & officials
K.25.9.2 Reverse direction on a stage All marshals & officials
E.12.17.8 Excessive noise Sound test officials
K.25.5 Misuse of SOS / OK boards All marshals & officials
K.25.13 Possession of pace notes All marshals & officials
Depositing of litter (SR 19) All marshals & officials

26. SAFETY

The red flag system will be used (K.25.10). The locations of the Red Flags will be in the final instructions and printed on the stage diagrams. On seeing a Red Flag, all competitors must stop at that point and wait for the instructions of the Flag Marshal.
All vehicles must carry a SOS/OK board and in the event of an accident, where urgent medical assistance is required, the SOS board must be displayed to the following competitors; in the event of an accident where assistance is not required the OK board must be displayed. Any competitor seeing either an SOS or OK board displayed must report this to the finish, noting the location of the incident. (K.25.5)

27. SERVICING

Servicing is defined as work carried out by someone other than the competing crew, or the use of parts or tools not carried in the competing car. There will be a service area set aside where this work may be carried out (K.34.1.1). The behaviour and conduct of the service crew is the responsibility of the competitor and any contravention of the regulations by the service crew will be dealt with (K31(t)). You are reminded that the service area is not a test track and the warming/testing of tyres, etc. is forbidden. It is suggested that all crews take great care when working on their cars. If using a jack, axle stands are recommended, when working on fuel systems, the battery should be disconnected. All service vehicles are requested to carry a working fire extinguisher.

28. PACE NOTES

Possession of pace note as defined in K25.13 (whether the pace notes refer to this event or not) is not allowed. Only route and safety information issued by the organisers may be marked on to maps, not exceeding 1:25000 scale.

29. FINAL INSTRUCTIONS

These will be posted to the nominated member of the crew, for an entrant whose entry has been accepted on Tuesday 13th August 2002. Entries received after the 9th August and before the final closing date will be notified by telephone and the Final Instructions will have to be collected at signing on.

30. OFFICIAL VIDEO

MAD VIDEO will be the official video photographer. Copies of the official video may be purchased direct from MAD VIDEO (PO Box 81, Keelby, Grimsby, DN37 5SN, tel: 01469 561281).

31. REFRESHMENTS

Tea, coffee, burgers, bacon sandwiches, soft beverages, cigarettes, etc. will be on sale in the burger van situated in the service area.

32. CAMPING

Free camping will be available on the venue on the Saturday evening for any competitors or service crew who would like to stay. The gates to the site will be locked from 9pm on Saturday until 6am on Sunday. Note that there is no chemical disposal point on the site.

33. C J RALLYING

Colin from C J Rallying will be in attendance and will have competition numbers and other sundry items available for sale.

34. CHAMPIONSHIP CO-ORDINATORS

The Kent Cams ANCC Northern Stage Rally Championship Co-ordinator is Mike Yates, 4 Royd Wells, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, telephone: 01924 489491, email: mike.yates4@virgin.net.
The North of England Tarmac Rally Championship Co-ordinator is Colin Salkeld, 64 Penhill Close, Custon, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, telephone: 0191 492 1771, email: colin@nerallychamp.co.uk.
The Roadrunner Phoenix Awards ANEMMC Championship Co-Ordinator is John Hickling, 18 Phillip Avenue, Nuthall, Nottingham, NG16 1EA, telephone: 0115 938 4601, email: john.hickling1@ntlworld.com.
The EMAMC Multi-Use Stage Rally Championship (supported by C J Rallying) Co-ordinator is Steve Ritchie, 41 Foxcroft Drive, Killamarsh, Sheffield, S21 1JN, telephone: 0114 248 7761, email: steve.ritchie@ntlworld.com.

35. DATES FOR 2003

North Humberside Motor Club Limited organises three rallies each year. Provisional dates for 2003 are:
5 April Willingham Recovery North Humberside Forest Rally
10 May John Overend Memorial Rally
17 August Sea King Stages (Leconfield).

Last modified: 2 July 2002


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