Finger Lakes Ice Racers Rules 2012

Finger Lakes Ice Racers membership approved rules 12-4-2011 for NON SPECTATOR EVENTS


1.1 License Procedure - Completed membership and driver information sheet. Signed and witnessed the FLIR waver. Paid FLIR membership dues are per person.

1.2 Waivers - All participants and crew must sign the waiver. The entrant and/or driver will be held responsible for their crew and may be disqualified if any of the rules are broken. No guarantee of the safety and condition is given or implied in any way whatsoever by the FLIR, any lodge or adjacent property owner, any winter carnival, any sponsor, or any official of the above connected with the event. Drivers, pit crews, workers, and other persons remain on the ice entirely at their own risk.

1.3 Driver Eligibility - All competing drivers must:

1.3.1 Present a valid drivers license.

1.3.2 Be a member of FLIR

1.3.3 Pay a separate race entry fee for each class entered.

1.4 Passengers allowed at the discretion of the Event Steward only. Navigators allowed.

1.5 Helmets -

1.5.1 Drivers and Passengers must wear a tech approved helmet.

1.5.2 Helmet must have a Snell M, SA, or K rating or better and be dated within (3) 5 year rating periods.

1.5.3 A helmet in poor condition may be rejected during Tech Inspection.

1.5.4 A helmet with a Snell SA rating is strongly recommended.


2.1 Entry - Is restricted to cars conforming to the following specifications:

2.1.1 Engine displacement not more than 220 C.I.D. (3.6 liter). Except in vintage class.

2.1.2 Maximum registered curb weights: A Class: 2900 lbs maximum 1000 lbs minimum. B, C, D, Classes: 2900 lbs maximum. 2WD Street Tire: 3200 lbs maximum. 4WD Street Tire: 3500 lbs maximum.

2.1.3 Engine size not more than six (6) cylinders. Except vintage class.

2.2 Modifications - of the sheet metal of the car will result in the car being classed as Modified A class. This excludes the cutting or flaring of fenders. Exterior trim may be removed. Cooling and exhaust modifications will be permitted.

2.3 Interior Upholstery - Trim and seat removal is permitted. The interior of the front seat area, where a seat is, must have no sharp edges.

2.4 Glass - Windshields are required, other glass may be removed and substituted with Plexiglas. A rearview mirror is required.

2.5 Reinforcement - Of sheet metal is allowed only for the protection of crucial equipment and is up to the discretion of the Technical Inspector.

2.6 Bumpers - If bumpers or part of bumpers are removed, their supporting brackets must be removed to leave NO SHARP EDGES. Stock bumpers may be reinforced. Custom bumpers must have no sharp edges or protrusions, and may not wrap around the car further than the original bumpers. Bumpers are fitted to protect your car and not attached as offensive weapons.

2.7 Fuel Tank - Will not be permitted in the passenger or engine compartment. There must be a firmly mounted partition between the fuel tank and the passenger compartment. All fuel tanks must be considered to be in a safe position and firmly mounted.

2.8 Battery - Must be firmly mounted. All batteries mounted in the passenger compartment must be covered to prevent spillage in an emergency A-B classes only. All batteries must have the ungrounded terminal covered.

2.9 Lights -

2.9.1 Prepared Tire Classes: Brake light & Yellow Fog light - is required, must operate, and must be plainly visible at the rear. Other lights shall be removed or taped. If removed, must be covered with solid durable material.

2.9.2 Street Tire Class: Functional rear running/brake lights are required. A rear-facing yellow fog light is extremely recommended. All other lights and lens shall be covered with clear tape.

2.10 Fire Extinguisher - Must be a fully charged, dry chemical 2.5BC or equivalent as a minimum. The extinguisher must be securely mounted to the car by a metal bracket, within reach of the driver, and easily accessible. A 5BC or larger extinguisher is recommended.

2.12 Full Body - Is required on all cars (roof, windshield, and enclosed wheels) except for A Class. Home built cars must have a roll cage and be approved by the Chief Technical Inspector.

2.13 Fuel - Must be pump gas.

2.14 Additives - To the fuel are not permitted except those that the sole purpose is recognized as gas line antifreeze, engine lubricant, or octane booster.

2.15 Limited Slip Differentials - Limited slip must allow for a minimum of 360 degrees travel of one of the drive wheels while the other remains motionless.

2.16 Air bags shall be disconnected and rendered non functional. Anti lock brakes are recommended to be disconnected.

2.17 Seat Belts -

2.17.1 A minimum of a three-point harness is required and must be securely mounted.

2.17.2 Minimum width of the belt is two (2) inches.

2.17.3 Use of the required safety harness is mandatory, always.

2.17.4 Vehicles with a cage require a competition harness. Four (4) or more points of mounting are required and must be installed correctly. Anti-submarine straps are also strongly recommended.

2.17.5 Any Seat Belts in poor condition may be rejected during Tech Inspection.

2.18 Roll Cages -

2.18.1 All vehicles competing in the A class must be equipped with roll cages. All convertibles must have a roll bar with aft supports.

2.18.2 Roll cages must be a minimum of 1.5 inch O.D. and 0.090 inch wall thickness mild steel seamless tubing or ERW 1.25 inch ID schedule 40 pipe.

2.18.3 Roll cages may be of welded or bolted construction and be braced to prevent collapse. Gussets at tubing connections are highly recommended.

2.18.4 Roll cages must consist of at least a one piece main hoop behind the driver, with two braces from the main hoop to the rear structure, forward braces from the main hoop to the floor along the A- pillars with a brace connecting them across the top of the windshield, and at least one driver's side impact bar from the main hoop to the front down tube. Alternately, a front "halo"-style hoop may be attached to the main hoop, with down tubes attached to the halo at the tops of the A-pillars. Additional bracing is allowed.

2.18.5 A minimum of six attachment points is required, and there is no maximum limitation on the number of attachment points.

2.18.6 All roll cages must be approved by the Technical Inspector before competition.

2.19 Competition Numbers -

2.19.1 To reserve a competition number for the current year, contact the Secretary.

2.19.2 You must be a paid Member to reserve a number.

2.19.3 Number size shall be 1.5 to 2 inch stroke and 10 inches in height. Class designation shall be half the size of the number. Numbers and class must be displayed on sides, front, and rear of the car and must be plainly visible to the workers. Numbers must be legible and clear. Non used numbers must be covered or removed.

2.20 Tire Specifications -

2.20.1 Street Tire Specifications - Tires must be DOT approved. all cars may have Tire studs. Must be commercially available street type, non-racing studs available to all competitors. Maximum number of studs allowed is twenty five (25) per linear foot of tread. Studded tires must use only automotive studs with center carbide, using only factory stud holes . Studs may not protrude more than 1/8 inch, and will be measured at Tech. Stud length is limited to 13 mm. Keep in mind that excessive stud projection will cause premature loss of the stud.

2.20.2 Prepared Tire Specifications Competition tires, with "straight" studs only, from

MENARD, Inc. (715-876-2560 from 7 AM to 9 PM CST) are allowed Screw Tire Specifications - #12 sheet metal screws may be used. They must be driven through the tire from the inside and project no more than 3/16". Over length screws must be ground to the proper length. The number of screws is limited to eighteen (18) per linear foot of tread. 1/4" Bolted Tire Specifications - 1/4"-20 slotted washer-head bolts may be used. The bolts must be driven through the tire from the outside, using the bolt head for traction. A single flat washer is allowed under the bolt head if desired. Exterior washers are to be no larger than one inch in diameter, and no thicker than .125 inch. Methods employed inside the tire are open. The number of 1/4" bolts is limited to twelve (12) per linear foot. #10 Bolted Tire Specifications - #10 slotted washer-head machine screws may be used. The machine screws must be driven through the tire from the outside, using the screw head for traction. Methods employed inside the tire are open. The number of screws is limited to thirty (30) per linear foot.

2.20.3 Experimental tires are allowed at discretion of the organizer

2.21 Mufflers - All cars must be equipped with a muffler.

2.23 Spill Pillows are required to pass TECH for all classes.

2.24 Tow Hooks or Tow Straps both front and rear are recommended and identified with orange or red marks for all cars.


3.1 Track - Will be defined on a frozen surface in a road course format with both right and left hand turns. Snow banks, pylons, or other markers will define the course. The track will be at least 0.5 miles in length and oriented in such a manner that restricts speeds to be safe and prudent.



GREEN - A race is under way the instant the green flag is waved. This flag is normally in the possession of the Event Starter only and will not ordinarily be displayed at flag stations around the course. When displayed, the green flag means that the course is clear.

YELLOW - MOTIONLESS - Take care, danger, slow down. No passing from the flag until past the incident.

YELLOW - WAVING - Great danger, slow down, be prepared to stop. No passing from the flag until past the emergency.

RED - Stop IMMEDIATELY. Clear the track as well as circumstances permit to allow passage of emergency vehicles. The race has been stopped. Corner workers will tell you when to move.

WHITE - An ambulance, service vehicle, or slow moving race car (e.g. with mechanical trouble) is on the circuit. Take care.

BLACK - Complete the lap you are now on, then stop for consultation at your pit, or at the

5 location designated by the Event Steward or the supplementary regulations for the event. BLACK - FURLED - You are driving in an unsafe or improper manner. If continued, you will be given a black flag.

BLACK - WITH ORANGE BALL IN CENTER - There is something mechanically wrong with your car. Proceed to your pit at reduced speed.

BLUE - Check your mirror, a faster car is attempting to pass. You must yield way to a faster car when a blue flag is displayed.

CHECKERED - You have finished the race or practice session.


5.1 Grid Positions - Starting positions are determined by previous finish. Late entries and cars that did not finish the previous race will start at the back of the grid.

5.2 Starting - A standing start or a rolling start with pole driver setting pace can be used for all races.

5.3 Last Lap Sign - The starter may show the last lap sign at the finish line, starting when the lead car starts into his last lap. The drivers will be informed of this signal at the drivers meeting.

5.4 Finish - The finish line will be designated by the Event Steward.

5.5 Finisher - To be designated a finisher, a competitor must cross the finish line with the car under its own power, and have completed fifty percent (50%) of the laps completed by the first place finisher.


6.1 Prepared Tire Classes - All 2wd or 4wd cars must meet all FLIR size, weight, displacement and safety rules.

6.1.1 Class A- All heavily modified cars retaining the original shape, enough to be recognizable. Cars with Locked differentials and cars that do not have the original stock OEM engine block or induction for that model are classed as Modified. Roll cage is required.

6.1.2 Class B - stock over 2.0 liter displacement.

6.1.3 Class C- stock under and up to 2.0 liter displacement.

6.2 Street Tire Class - All cars in this class must have Tires meeting section 2.20.1. Street Tire Class.

6.2.1 2WD - All 2wd cars must meet all FLIR size, weight, displacement and safety rules. Roll cages are not required, and street-driven cars are encouraged. Prepared tire class cars are allowed to compete in the street tire class, with the proper tires.

6.2.2 4WD - All 4wd cars must meet all FLIR size, weight, displacement and safety rules. Studded tires are NOT allowed. Roll cages are not required, and street-driven cars are encouraged. Prepared cars are allowed to compete in the street tire class, with proper tires.

6.4 OPEN - Any car already registered in a class. Prepared and street tire cars will be scored separately.

6.5 Exceptions - will be handled by the organizers on a case-by-case basis.


7.1 Class Races -

7.1.1 Purpose is to determine championship points within each class, as specified in the Points table below. Total accumulation of points will determine season Class Champions. You are competing for points against drivers in your class only.

7.1.2 Season Class Champions - will be determined by total of accumulated points in class acquired throughout the season.

7.1.3 Awards may be presented after the conclusion of the season.

7.2 Feature Race -

7.2.1 Purpose is to accumulate points for the Club Driving Championship. All qualifying cars in all classes will compete on a graded basis.

7.2.2 Drivers are awarded Championship points as follows: Position points as specified in the class Points table below.

7.2.3 All cars finishing at least one lap in the Feature Race will be considered in determining points for the Club Driving Championship.

7.2.4 Class points will also be awarded based on your finish in class in the Feature Race.

PLACE 1- 2 -3 -4 -5 -6- 7 -8 -9 -10 11 12 13 14 15

CLASS 25-15-12-10-8-6 -4 -3 -2 -1 - 1 -1 -1 - 1 -1 class points will be awarded for championship points


8.1 Enduro may be two hours in length and will be held in accordance with FLIR rules.

8.2 Minimum of two drivers per vehicle, with a maximum of four drivers. (The idea is to gain new membership through getting more people involved in ice racing).

8.3 All competitors must be FLIR members. Each driver must register for the event.

8.4 All vehicles competing in the Enduro must go through a Tech Inspection on the day of the race.

8.5 There will be two mandatory three-minute pit stops during the event. The mandatory pit stops will be after the first 15 minutes and before the last 15 minutes of the event. Stops for driver changes that do not involve fueling do not have a time restriction as long as two three-minute stops are completed during the event.

8.6 Pit stops that involve fueling are mandatory three-minute pit stops. They require the driver to be out of the car before the fuel cap can be removed. Fire bottle must be held during fueling. A splash pan is required to be used during fueling and absorbent material is required and used on all fuel spillage. The absorbent material must be removed from the ice at the conclusion of the event.

8.7 Any fuel spillage not contained and measures more than 12 inches in any direction will result in a two-minute penalty. Any fueling that occurs before the driver is out of the vehicle will result in a two-minute penalty.

8.8 Overhead fuel rigs are not allowed. Gasoline dump cans, DOT approved fuel containers and funnels are allowed.

8.9 The course can be modified during the event due to changing conditions of the ice. Every effort will be made to complete the two-hour time requirement, however the Safety Steward can shorten the event at any time.


9.1 The Board of Director will appoint a Chief Steward. The Chief Steward and/or the Board of Directors may appoint an Event Steward. The organizers during an event are Members of the Board of Directors, the Chief Steward and the Event Steward.

9.2 Race workers will accomplish their appointed tasks as close to SCCA regulations as is deemed reasonable by the stewards of the event.

9.3 The event may be canceled for reasons of safety or bad weather after consultation with stewards of the event, whereupon an explanation of such action will be given to all competitors.

9.4. Interpretation of these regulations shall be at the discretion of the Event Steward and is not open for discussion.

9.5 Competitors are required to provide their own waste disposal containers and spill pillows capable of collecting fluid droppings from their vehicles. Competitors are required to collect and remove any trash that may accumulate during the day. The competitor will be held responsible for any debris in his/her area.

9.6 No snowmobiles, three wheelers, or other such recreation vehicles (except official) will be allowed in or around the paddock.

9.7 In case of ties, the driver with the larger number of highest place finishes will be declared the winner.

9.8 It is mandatory for all drivers to attend the drivers meeting.

9.9 Cars must be presented to the Tech Inspector in a race ready condition, including numbers and class designation affixed as per the requirements in section 2.19.

9.10 Any car involved in an incident must be re-approved by a Tech Inspector before resuming competition.

9.11 Practice time and duration is at the discretion of the organizers.

9.12 Consumption of alcoholic beverages or non-prescription drugs by any participant is forbidden and will result in disqualification with no refunds.

9.13 The driver is responsible for the conduct of his/her pit crew. Any conduct deemed detrimental to the well being of the club and its members will be grounds for suspension from participation in racing and/or withdrawal of club membership at the discretion of the club officers.

9.14 Contact between cars is discouraged and may result in penalty at the discretion of the Event Steward and the three-person arbitration committee. Any and all contact between any cars will be subject to penalty. The car(s) determined to be at fault may be disqualified from racing at the discretion of the three-person arbitration committee.


11 BOARD OF DIRECTORS and Assigned titles:

11.1 President: Kurt Thiel

11.2 Vice President Jarred Fox

11.3 Treasurer Casey Creamer

11.4 Secretary Chris Diminco

11.5 Director's Vince La mana, AJ Hanna, Mark Mcalister, John Morris.

11.6. Race assignments

11.6.1 Chief Steward Fran Mc Allister.

11.6.2 Chief of Tech Jarred Fox

11.6.3 Chief of Timing and scoring TBA

11.6.4 Novice Chief Chris Diminco

11.6.6 Chief of course design. Casey Creamer