1.1 The rules of endurance racing that are “generally” defined by recognized organizations such as SCCA, NASA, IMSA, etc. apply. The exception would be any rules superseded by this document and/or any supplemental rules per event.
1.2 Every team must appoint or designate a person who will be responsible for that team. That person must be registered, on the entry form, as the “TEAM REPRESENTATIVE.” The “TEAM REPRESENTATIVE” is responsible for ALL actions conducted by any/all personnel associated with their team. The “TEAM REPRESENTATIVE” will be the spokesperson for that team and will be the ONLY person recognized as such by ERS and its staff. ANY/ALL matters, be it written or spoken, will be conducted with the “TEAM REPRESENTATIVE” ONLY and ERS and/or its staff.
1.3 Sound level dB = Maximum 98dB (STRICKLY ENFORCED)
1.4 Tire rule: Any DOT approved street tires with tread wear 180 and above are accepted.
The #1 priority of ERS, its Promoters, Administration, and sponsors is to provide a safe racing environment. Automobile Racing and its environment carry inherent risk of serious bodily injury or death. To acknowledge these risks, ANYONE entering the event facility/grounds must sign ALL “Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreements” prior to entry. These documents will be provided at the security gate upon arrival.
Safety being our first priority, ANY overly aggressive driving antics will not be tolerated. It is at the sole discretion of ERS and/or AMP Chief Steward to remove any driver deemed to be a hazard to him/herself or others. Also, all drivers must realize that unavoidable contact sometimes happens. With this in mind, driver talent/skill should be high. This is not CHUMPCAR or Le Mons!
4.1 Any suit SFI 3.2A/5 or FIA 8856-2000 approved or any suit SFI 3.2A/1 worn with approved base layers SFI 3.3 or FIA 8856-2000.
4.2 Shoes, socks and gloves with SFI 3.3 or FIA 8856-2000 certification.
4.3 Balaclava SFI 3.3 or FIA 8856-2000 certification (only required for divers with long hair or facial hair)
4.4 Full face helmets with minimum SA2005 or FIA 8860-2004 certification.
4.5 Head and neck restraint with SFI 38.1 or FIA 8850-2010.
4.6 Arm restraints are required for open cockpit cars.
4.7 No “shared” safety equipment is allowed.
4.8 Crew safety gear (hot pits) is required (please see refueling procedures)4.9 All safety gear will be checked annually with random checks throughout the season. Safety first. Any violations will be penalized.
WITH OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE BEING SAFETY, ONLY RACING LICENSES OR PROVISIONAL RACING LICENSES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
5.1 Only drivers with racing licenses from any recognized road racing organization such as, but not limited to, IMSA, SCCA, HSR, NASA,PBOC,PCA, etc. are eligible.
5.2 Any drivers who have held a racing license with any race sanctioning body or have run “Solo/advanced/instructors group” with a HPDE program will be considered on an individual basis. Contact ERS for details.
5.3 Any drivers wishing to participate in our series can obtain a provisional license through the following. In an effort to contain Provisional Race licensing fees, ERS has “TEAMED” with PERFORMANCE DRIVING EXPERENCE owner/operator Dave Auer of the Southern States Region. The initial assessment can be done with Dave at his many Track events throughout the Southeast. Drivers may also be assessed here at AMP with ERS Instructors. Upon completion of initial assessment and instruction, a Provisional license MAY be issued but DOES NOT GUARANTEE ISSUANCE. Any Provisional licensee will be held to a much higher scrutiny. After three (3) ERS events WITHOUT ANY INCIDENTS, the Provisional license MAY be converted to an ERS completion Racing license. Please contact Dave Auer at (603) 387-6730(dauer@performancedriving experience.com) or ERS for further information.
5.4 Minimum age of drivers is 18 unless otherwise approved.
6.1 Driver’s meetings (with roll call) will be held at 7:00 AM (promptly) the morning of the race. Team Representatives are required to attend. It is recommended that all drivers attend but it is not required. Failure to attend will result in a TEN (10) lap penalty. NO exceptions and NO excuses. PLEASE, PLEASE BE ON TIME.
6.2 All teams require a minimum of two (2) drivers. There is no maximum number of drivers.
6.3 No driver shall drive more than three (3) hours continuously. Drivers must have at least a one (1) hour break between stints
6.4 All teams MUST register ALL drivers on registration form. We need to know who’s in the car.
6.5 Any driver found in any team car in which he or she is not registered will result in the team being disqualified and any points forfeited. No exceptions.
7.1 Any closed wheeled race cars or sports racers may be allowed with approval from ERS staff. ALL purpose built sports racers will be subject to different class criteria than production based cars. All cars MUST complete an annual technical inspection prior to entry. Log books are recommended but not required. ERS MAY honor annual Tech stickers from other race sanctioned organizations. Tech garages (on site @ AMP) are available for additional fees. Tech inspections must be completed/scheduled at least 24hrs in advance. Contact ERS with any questions.
7.2 All cars must meet safety standards as approved per FIA regulation.
7.3 Car numbers shall be assigned on a “first come first served” basis. Three (3) numbers 12” tall with a 1 1/2” stroke shall be displayed on each side and top of car. Two (2) numbers 4” tall with a ¾”stroke shall be displayed on front and rear of car. All numbers shall be in colors that contrast with its substrate.
7.4 Car class letters four (4”) tall (minimum) must be displayed on both sides, front, and rear of car before entry on track. All letters must be in colors that contrast with its substrate.
7.5 All cars must display promoters/sponsors decals (provided by ERS) before entry on track.
7.6 All cars must have an electrical kill switch within reach of a belted in driver. Switch must disconnect both battery and alternator. An appropriate electrical disconnect decal shall be displayed on closest outside entry and at kill switch.
7.7 All cars must have an on board manually/automatically actuated fire system with at least three (3) spray heads - two (2) located in driver’s compartment and one (1) in engine bay. Must meet ALL FIA or SFI standards. An appropriate fire system decal shall be displayed on closest outside entry and @ actuator handle/button. Tech inspections are required.
7.8 All cars must have an FIA or SFI approved window net and center net. The exception for center net is an approved head containment “Halo” seat.
7.9 A single piece racing seat with FIA 8855 certification is required.
7.10 All racing seats without a CURRENT certification are required to have a seat back brace affixed to the horizontal bar that is attached to the main hoop of the roll cage.
7.11 A five (5) or six (6) point safety harness with current certification is required.
7.12 All cars must have at least one (1) working brake light at ALL times.
7.13 All fuel tanks (OE or fuel cells) and component pieces must be separated from driver’s compartment with SOLID metal firewall. No holes.
7.14 Driver’s and engine compartments must be separated by SOLID metal firewall. No holes.
7.15 Any cars fitted with a fuel cell (and bladder) must meet a minimum FIA-FT3 standard.
7.16 All cars are required to have an AMB transponder. . It is recommended that you have two ( one backup). Confirm Track timing and scoring recognizes your transponders BEFORE start of race.
Failure to follow any refueling procedures WILL carry stiff penalties ranging from 5 minute holds to ejection from track.
8.1 After the start of the race, refueling ONLY in the hot pits is allowed.
8.2 Mandatory three (3) minute (minimum) pit stop is required when refueling.
See “car classification” for class on board fuel capacity limit.
8.3 All refueling crew must wear certified fire protective (Nomex) clothing. Shoes, socks, suit, gloves, and full face helmet with shield FULLY closed until refueling is completed.
8.4 Crew member holding the fire extinguisher is not required to wear a helmet but it is recommended.
8.5 No open flames of ANY kind allowed on either side of pit wall.
8.6 Refueling starts when fuel cap is removed. Only when fuel caps are replaced can any other work be performed (other than driver exchange).
8.7 Driver exchange and any duties related to exchange can be performed during refuel. For example, changing water bottles, camera cards, cleaning wind shield, adjustment of seat brace, etc. is allowed. Any work interfering with refueling procedure is strictly prohibited.
8.8 Only approved 5 gal. fuel containers and corresponding ¾” to 1 1/2" max diameter CLEAR hoses are permitted for refueling.
8.9 All approved fuel containers must display the car’s number – 4” high minimum - and be clearly visible.
8.10 Refueling requires a catch pan with a minimum 18” diameter or 18” square with a maximum 24” -diameter or 24” square. All catch pans require a minimum depth of 3” and must be made of metal or of a chemical resistant plastic.
8.11 Every team must have a 10lb. (minimum) fire extinguisher in their pit at all times.
8.12 Every team must have a minimum 10lb bag of oil/fluid absorbent.
8.13 Any fluid spills MUST be immediately cleaned up and discarded in appropriate container.
8.14 No work other than driver exchange is allowed during refueling.
8.15 Sharing of ANY Pit equipment is strictly prohibited.
Entry to Pit lane is ONLY from the access that is closest to “Pit In” when exiting track, please see track map for location. 25 mph speed limited in pit lane.
9.0 Pits will be closed 30 minutes for refueling before the end of the race. No refueling will be permitted during this time.
9.1 There are no mandatory pit stops, however a minimum of three (3) minutes during refueling is mandatory. On board fuel capacity is also required. Please see Car Classification for details.
9.2 Pit spaces will be assigned and the field of cars limited to 48.
9.3 Pit lane speed limit is 25 mph ( STRICTLY ENFORCED).
9.4 Pit/paddock stall #1 will be the first space as you exit race track and will proceed in numerical sequence from that point.
9.5 One crew member ONLY (to direct driver into pit box) is allowed over pit wall until team car comes to a complete stop. Then a total of five (5) only (includes drivers) are permitted over pit wall.
9.6 Work that requires the car to be in the “air” can ONLY be performed in the paddock area.
9.7 Only manually operated jacks are to be used in the hot pits, paddock areas.
9.8 ANY work on asphalt surfaces requiring jacks or jack stands MUST be placed on wood substrate.
9.10 Only one tire can be changed in hot pits during race.
9.11 All cars must remain inside clearly marked Pit lane lines (front & rear) and with driver side wheels fully on concrete (TIRES CAN NOT TOUCH ASPHALT) of their pit box. Any car found with ANY part of car or tires over these boundaries will be held an additional Five (5) minutes upon completion of service.
9.12 BLACK FLAG/PENALTY BOX WILL BE THE LAST PIT BOX BEFORE “PIT OUT.”
Entry to paddock area from pit lane is ONLY from the furthest end of pit lane - there are no “cut through” areas in Pit lane wall. Please see track map for location.
10.1 Paddock speed limit is 15 mph (STRICKLY ENFORCED)
10.2 Pit spaces will be assigned and the field of cars limited 48.
10.3 Paddock/Rig parking corresponds with pit space assignment directly behind pit space.
10.4 North paddock spot’s dimensions are generally 20’x 170’ and South paddock spots are 20’x80’. These spaces are the ONLY designated parking/paddock area for each Team.
10.5 Any/all support vehicles (golf cart, 4 wheeler) are to observe All paddock rules. You must be 18 years of age to operate any vehicle and must have a valid driver’s license. Motorcycles or 2 wheel motorized vehicles are strictly prohibited.
The formula for class assignment is one of the most complex of all. In an effort to create a field of cars that can compete on an equal basis for not only “in class” wins but the overall victory, here is our plan. Class structure can/will be changed at the sole discretion of ERS to obtain a “balance of performance”(BOP) between classes.
11.1 Established race cars. Initially we will allow teams to designate their own classification figuring that most cars that enter already compete in an established racing organization.
11.2 Engine displacement, weight restrictions, fuel capacity restrictions.
11.3 All purpose built sports racers shall meet separate criteria from production based race cars to include, but not limited to, weight restrictions, fuel capacity, engine displacement, aero packages, fastest race lap times, etc.
There will be a maximum of Four (4) classes as follows:
Class “A” All cars with an engine displacement of under 1.79L Minimum 2000lbs
OE fuel tanks standard otherwise Fuel cells maximum 10 gallon limit
Class “B” All cars with displacement between 1.80L and 2.39L Minimum 2250lbs
OE fuel tanks standard otherwise Fuel cells maximum 12 gallon limit
Class “C” All cars with displacement between 2.4L and 3.9L Minimum 2500lbs
OE fuel tanks standard otherwise Fuel cell maximum 12 gallon limit
Class “D” All cars with displacement 4.0L and above Minimum 2850lbs
OE fuel tanks standard otherwise fuel cell maximum 15 gallon limit
*ALL MINIMUM WEIGHTS ARE WITHOUT DRIVER and fuel tank EMPTY.
*THERE MUST BE AT LEAST FOUR (4) CARS TO FORM A “CLASS”
Ultimately it’s about how fast a car will go with its fastest driver. In the interest of BOP, we will start the race with the “A” class cars first then “B” then “C” and finally “D” class. ****NOTE**** the organizers of ERS are also founding members of the Motorsports Park and know the track and the lap times it produces. Lap times will be monitored and class adjustments will be made should they warrant. Teams will be notified in advance should any decisions be made affecting their team. Please remember we want to make it fair to ALL.
15 minutes before the start time, announced at drivers meeting, all cars will line up in pit lane.“A” class cars will line up first then “B” class, “C” class, and finally “D” class. Pit out Marshall will direct cars in pit lane. All cars will enter track behind pace car single file. Any cars not lined up in pit lane will be held at pit out, by track Marshall, until after the last car crosses start/finish line. Cars will continue single file until pace cars exits track (at pit in). The lead car will then continue to the start/finish line until the flagman waves the green flag. Passing before the waving of the green flag is prohibited. This is a timed event, 8 hours after the start of the race the checkered flag will be displayed to signal the end of the event.
For those car owners who simply want to test & tune, or don’t have a co-driver for the Enduro, ERS offers a “Sprint Race” format at the start of each of our events. The rules are as follows.
- Each car owner MUST register as “Sprint Race ONLY.”
- A checkered flag shall be displayed at the end of one (1) hour and all “Sprint Race Cars” MUST exit track.
- Sprint Race cars ONLY, regardless of class, will start at the rear of the field of “Endurance” classed cars.
- Starting order, regardless of class, will be chosen by numbers drawn by car owners.
- Points will be awarded and the car with the most points, in class, will receive a trophy at year’s end.
- Sprint Race Cars WILL NOT be assigned Pit/Paddock space (unless space is available).
14.1 Awards will be given to the top 3 finishing positions in all classes.
14.2 At year’s end the teams in class with the most accumulated points in 3 of 4 races in the series will receive the ERS Championship awards.
14.3 Points will be awarded to fastest “RACE” lap in each class.
***NOTE*** TEAMS MUST PARTICIPATE IN 3 of 4 SERIES RACES TO BE AWARDED SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP. In the event of a tie, the team who has completed the most laps in class throughout the season will receive the award. If a tie still exists, the team with the fastest average lap times in class throughout the season will receive the award.
Points shall be awarded as follows:
4th place =18pts.
5th place =10pts.
ALL OTHER PLACES=5pts. Cars that do not complete a minimum of ½ of the laps of the leader, in class, will be recognized as a DNF and receive zero (0) points for that race.
FASTEST RACE LAPS IN EACH Class= 3pts.
The Chief Steward and race control will impose penalties on any Driver, Race Team or Crew members found to be in violation of any of the procedures or rules, or Unsportsmanlike conduct on or off the track.