2017 Mazda Sprint Series Regulations
1 - Entry
1.1 – Drivers must have a full, valid driving licence.
1.2 – A Competition Licence is required for every entrant; this can be purchased on the day, £5 per event or £15 for the year.
1.3 – Entries will close at Noon on the Wednesday before each event. Entry after this time will not be permitted.
1.4 – Each event will have a base entry price until one week before entries close after which time the entry fee will increase by £20 for the final week.
2 – Class Structure
A - MX5 Non Standard Engines & forced induction
B1M - MX5 2000 (Modified – engine, suspension)
B1S - MX5 2000 (Standard – apart from Safety Equipment)
B2M - MX5 1800 (Modified – engine, suspension)
B2S - MX5 1800 (Standard – apart from Safety Equipment)
B3M - MX5 1600 (Modified – engine, suspension)
B3S - MX5 1600 (Standard – apart from Safety Equipment)
F - MX5 derived Kit Cars (must have full cage)
M - Non MX5 Based Mazda Vehicle
Additional classes can be setup if there is demand, please contact Javelin Trackdays Ltd for more information.
3 - Trophies, Championship & Points
3.1 – Trophies will be presented to the fastest 3 drivers overall.
3.2 – If a class has 2 or more entries then the class winner will receive a trophy, if a class has 4 or more entrants then the runner up will also qualify for a trophy, if a class has 6 or more entrants then the 2nd runner up will receive a trophy.
3.3 – Championship points will be awarded with 100 Points for 1st, 99 for 2nd, 98 for 3rd, etc
3.4 – Event awards will be presented at the end of the individual event, championship awards will be presented at an end of season presentation at the final round. Trophies are only available to collect from the awards presentation, they will not be available after the event.
3.5 – Competitors may change their class and retain their points however all points will be applied to the highest class entered at any point of the series.
3.6 – Competitors are only eligible to score points in the vehicle they have registered for the day.
3.7 - Championship points are gathered from the competitors best 4 results over the year. Competitors that have scored in more than 4 events can drop their lowest scores.
3.7 - Competitors must have competed in at least 2 rounds to qualify for the Championship awards at the end of the year.
4 - Vehicles
4.1 – Vehicles are not required to have an MOT but must be of at least an equal standard, safe and mechanically sound. Road tax is not required.
4.2 – All vehicles will be subject to scrutineering and should be fit for purpose. The driver is responsible for ensuring the car fully complies with the regulations – being passed by the scrutineer is not a guarantee that it is fault free – every detail cannot be checked every time.
4.3 – It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is both safe and mechanically sound both before and during the event.
4.4 - All competing vehicles will be provided with and will need a VSD (Vehicle Safety Declaration) which you will be required to sign before competing.
4.5 – Vehicles must have sufficient practical roll over protection to compete, see the Roll Over Protection page.
4.6 - All competing vehicles should have brightly coloured tape (ideally yellow) indicating the earth lead/negative terminal.
5 - Tyres
5.1 – Tyres must be road legal and have a minimum of 1.6mm tread depth throughout the event. Tyres marked “competition use only” or “Not for highway use” are not permitted. Only E marked radial tyres will be allowed.
6 - Noise
6.1 – Vehicles must pass and conform to the noise requirements set out below, vehicles failing these tests will be subject to exclusion from the event.
a). STATIC TEST – A maximum of 102dB at ¾ maximum revs measured 0.5m from the end of the exhaust pipe at an angle of 45 degrees. If we suspect that mechanical noise is giving a false reading then we will perform a test at 2m from the vehicle at 90 degrees from the centre.
b). DRIVEBY TEST - A maximum of 92dB at 20m trackside.
6.2 – Any vehicle persistently back firing will be excluded.
6.3 – Anti-Lag Systems are not permitted.
6.4 – Launch Control is permitted providing it is under the noise limit.
7 - In Car Cameras
7.1 – Video and photographic equipment is allowed in car, but the installation must be securely mechanically mounted and checked by an official.
7.2 – No handheld equipment is permitted.
7.3 – Helmet cameras are not permitted.
8 - Results, Timing & Runs
8.1 – Results will be posted in a central location approximately 15 minutes after each run has been completed by all competitors.
8.2 – Results are final after 15 minutes, unless a protest is officially lodged with an event steward.
8.3 – Any competitor who deviates from the course by more than 2 wheels or as set out in the morning briefing will be awarded a void run and no time will be recorded
8.4 – Any competitor who hits any of the course equipment i.e. cones/blocks will be awarded a void run and no time will be recorded. Persistent offenders will be warned and may forfeit further runs if they continue to disrupt the event.
8.5 – Competitors that have been deemed to have been held up on track due to an incident or catching another competitor will be awarded a rerun, determining whether one is needed is solely down to the discretion of the organisers based on marshals reports.
8.6 – Competitors are required to participate in their runs in order, if a competitor does not take part in a run then that run is forfeit.
8.7 – Competitors will participate in 1-2 untimed practice runs and then up to 8 timed runs (subject to course length, entry levels and any incidents on the day).
8.8 – If a run is not completed by all eligible competitors before 16:30 on the day due to an incident causing delay then the times for that run will not be counted for the purpose of results.
8.9 – Competitors are required to take part in each run in the instructed by the event organisers in the briefing, it is the drivers responsibility to prepare for each run on time. Anyone attempting to gain an advantage by deliberately running out of sequence (i.e. drying track) will forfeit that run.
8.10 – Warming the tyres or brakes either inside or outside of the paddock is not permitted and anyone found to be doing so may forfeit runs.
8.11 – Only the driver is permitted in the vehicle during a run, passengers are only permitted during the sighting laps and only in the front seats. Passengers can only be other drivers who are signed onto the event.
9 - Safety Equipment
9.1 – All participants are required to have their arms and legs covered when in the vehicle, flameproof overalls are strongly recommended for all participants. We recommend participants avoid wearing synthetic fabrics where possible.
9.2 – Harnesses must be fitted according to the manufacturer’s instructions and must be in a good, safe condition. Harnesses must be worn correctly by the driver.
9.3 – Helmets must be suitable for the activity and in a good, safe condition. Helmets with protruding chins are not permitted.
9.4 – Drivers of any open top/removable roof vehicles are permitted to wear full face helmets only and must have a visor.
Groundsheets to be used for servicing vehicles
It is essential to work safely, especially when refuelling.
No Smoking whilst refuelling is taking place.
Petrol must be stored in suitably marked containers.
Oil spillages – must be cleaned up and we advise the use of drip trays.
The jacking up of vehicles must be carried out proficiently and axle stands should be used at all times.
Rubbish – must be placed in bins or taken home with you at the end of the day. We aim to leave the paddock in a better condition than when we arrived.
You must obey speed limits in pit and paddock areas usually 10mph.
No testing, wheel spinning, donuts, showing off etc in the pit area.
Anyone found to be in an unauthorised area will face exclusion from the event.
Failure to adhere to the above may get you excluded from the event.
Javelin Trackdays reserves the right to amend or change these regulations as needed to ensure the fair running of the series.