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SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

DRAFT – Supplementary Regulations, Drift Masters 2019

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2019 – The Bend Motorsport Park

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Drift Masters

3rd-4th August 2019

SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

PERMIT NUMBER: TBA

CHAPTER 1 – Specific Event Regulations

1.1 Event Title

The event shall be known as Drift Masters, to be held at the Stadium Circuit, The Bend Motorsport Park, 543 Dukes Hwy, Tailem Bend, South Australia, 5260.

1.2 Organisation and Status

a) The event shall be held under the National Competition Rules (NCR) of Racers Pty Ltd, the

Drift Masters Sporting Regulations, these Supplementary Regulations and any Further

Regulations and instructions to Competitors that may be issued.

b) The event shall be a Drift event consisting of single and multi-car Drift competition, the action

of driving a vehicle in a series of controlled slides throughout a pre-determined circuit,

maintaining a standard of control, which is judged against a pre-set criteria.

1.3 Administration and Event Staff

Organiser and Promoter: Rob Whyte Transport

16 Kamholtz Ct

Ashmore QLD 4214

Phone: 0431 333 086

E-mail: driftmasters@robwhytemotorsport.com.au

Web: Link

Organising Committee: Brett Wilkinson, Robert Whyte & Manal Whyte

Clerk of Course: Brett Wilkinson

Secretary of the Meeting: Manal Whyte

Chief Steward: Yoshi Abeygunawardena

Chief Scrutineer: Caleb Ash

Judges (Judges of Fact): Robert Whyte, TBA, TBA

1.4 Entries

a) Opening Date: Friday 10th May 2019

b) Closing Date: Driver Search – 5pm Monday 24th June 2019
Pro Class – Entry On Invitation

c) Entry Fee per competitor Entry fee of $550.00 per driver including GST

d) Entry Fee Payable to: Rob Whyte Transport

e) Maximum Entries: A maximum of 32 entries will be accepted in order of receipt for Pro Class.

A maximum of 60 entries will be accepted by approval of application for the Driver Search Category.

f) Refusal: The Organiser reserves the right to refuse any entry in

accordance with the NCR.

g) Lodgement: Entry forms must be logged via Drift Masters website. Link

If selected payment is due in full within 7 days of receiving your confirmation letter and tax invoice. No entry is classed as complete until payment has been made

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1.5 Circuit Details

a) Length: To be advised on the day at the drivers briefing.

b) Direction: Anti Clockwise

c) Surface: Asphalt

d) Maximum Number of Vehicles on the Competition Section at once: 4

1.6 Competitors’ Briefing

a) All competitors, without exception, are required to attend the COMPULSORY competitor

briefing prior to being allowed on the circuit.

b) Proof of attendance will be evident through a “roll call” before the commencement of the

briefing.

c) Any participant who fails to attend the briefing must report to the Clerk of Course before

competing and may be referred to the Steward of the Meeting.

1.7 Eligible Vehicles

Drifting events are generally restricted to series production automobiles with at least two seats.

Imported vehicles, including left-hand drive, are acceptable, and vehicles need not be registered.

1.8 Program

a) The program may be varied or altered at the promoter’s discretion, in consultation with the Steward

of the meeting.


Friday 2nd August

1730 BUMP IN FOR INTERSTATE COMPETITORS OPENS

1730-1900 DOCUMENTATION

1730-1900 SCRUTINEERING

1930 GATES CLOSED


Saturday 3rd August

0700-0800 BUMP IN FOR COMPETITORS

0700-0800 DOCUMENTATION

0700-1000 SCRUITINEERING (MUST BE COMPLETE BEFORE ENTERING CIRCUIT)

0800-0840 DRIVERS BRIEFING – ALL COMPETITORS

0840-0900 DRIVERS BRIEFING – DRIVER SEARCH ENTRANTS ONLY

0900 GATES OPEN FOR SPECTATORS

0900-0940 PRO PRACTICE SESSION 1

0940-1020 DRIVER SEARCH PRACTICE SESSION 1 – GROUP 1

1020-1100 DRIVER SEARCH PRACTICE SESSION 1 – GROUP 2

1100-1140 PRO PRACTICE SESSION 2

1140-1220 DRIVER SEARCH PRACTICE SESSION 2 – GROUP 1

1220-1300 DRIVER SEARCH PRACTICE SESSION 2 – GROUP 2

1300-1330 LUNCH BREAK

1300-1340 PRO BATTLE ROUND 1

1340-1510 DRIVER SEARCH BATTLE ROUND 1

1510-1550 PRO BATTLE ROUND 2

1550-1720 DRIVER SEARCH BATTLE ROUND 2

1720-1730 SHANNONS PASSENGER RIDE SESSION

1730 TRACK CLOSED

1800 GATES CLOSED


Sunday 4th August

0700 GATES OPEN

0730-0750 DRIVERS BRIEFING

0800-0820 PRO PRACTICE SESSION 3

0820-0840 DRIVER SEARCH PRACTICE SESSION 3 – GROUP 1

0840-0900 DRIVER SEARCH PRACTICE SESSION 3 – GROUP 2

0900-0940 PRO BATTLE ROUND 3

0940-1100 DRIVER SEARCH BATTLE ROUND 3

1100-1140 PRO BATTLE ROUND 4

1140-1300 DRIVER SEARCH BATTLE ROUND 4

1300-1330 LUNCH BREAK

1330-1400 PRO TOP 8

1400-1520 DRIVER SEARCH BATTLE ROUND 5

1520-1530 PRO TOP 4

1530-1545 DRIVER SEARCH TOP 8 ANNOUNCEMENT & MEDIA INTERVIEW

1530-1545 SHANNONS PASSENGER RIDE SESSION

1545-1600 PRO FINALS

1600-1630 DRIVER SEARCH TOP 8 BATTLE ROUND

1630 DRIVER SEARCH TOP 4 ANNOUNCEMENT

1630-1640 PRO PRESENTATION – ON TRACK

1640-1700 DRIVER SEARCH TOP 4 VERSUS PRO TOP 4

1700 TRACK CLOSED

1720 DRIVER SEARCH PRESENTATION – PADDOCK

1730 EVENT CLOSED

1900 GATES CLOSED – BUMP OUT MUST BE COMPLETE


b) The Organisers reserve the right to abandon, cancel or postpone the event in accordance with the

NCR.

1.9 Licence Requirements

All competitors and drivers must hold a current Racers competition licence.

Racers Day Licence will be available at Documentation if required.

1.10 Documentation Check

Documentation and check of Racers Licence will take place on entry to the venue during the allocated times as per the event schedule.

Failure to produce the relevant documentation will prevent the competitor/driver from participation.

1.11 Parental Consent

If any competitor is under 18 year of age the consent of his/her parent or guardian must appear on the

Entry Form.

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1.12 Insurance

Certain public, property, professional indemnity and personal accident insurance is provided by

Racers Pty Ltd in relation to the event. Every competitor and driver before taking part in any

competition shall sign the Disclaimers and Competitors Statement.

1.13 Compliance with Instructions

Failure to follow the direction of any official may render a competitor liable to exclusion.

1.14 Passes

Competitors that enter the event will receive two (2) pit passes with their entry. It is the competitor’s

responsibility to ensure his/her pit crew have been given the passes. If

the crew members do not have the appropriate passes they will be required to pay the standard entry

cost and it will not be refunded.

1.15 Pit Allocation

Drift Masters staff will allocate all competitors a pit space, its location will be at the

sole discretion of the organizer.

All Driver Search Competitors will be required to use, at minimum 3x3m/maximum 6x3m marquee.

Pro Competitors will be given the option of the use of a carport, which will be allocated on a first in first served basis due to availability (20 available). The remaining entrants will be required to use, at minimum 3x3m/maximum 6x3m marquee.

1.16 Scrutiny

All scrutiny will be STRICTLY limited to the two sessions at the venue as per the event schedule:

a) Your helmet, apparel must be presented for inspection and approval at time of scrutiny.

b) No car may participate in any practice session unless it has passed a safety check by the

Scrutineers on the day of the event. Cars must be presented in the condition that they will be

participating in, and in a very clean, tidy and presentable state.

c) Any car which, after approval, is dismantled or modified in any way which might affect the safety

of the vehicle or raises questions as to its eligibility, or is involved in any accident having similar

results, must be resubmitted for scrutiny.

d) Any car or competitor may be prohibited from practice or the competition for safety reasons.

e) The Clerk of Course may require any car involved in an accident to be stopped and checked

during any competition.

f) All vehicles must have their fire extinguisher/on board systems ready for checking.

g) Registration plates may be removed.

h) Front and rear bumpers must be attached to the vehicle at the start of the event.

i) Tow points must be marked on the vehicle front and rear indicating where the Recovery Crew

can attach equipment to tow the vehicle.

1.17 Competition Numbers

Competitors will be allocated competition number by the event organisers.

1.18 Alcohol, Drugs and Other Substances

Any holder of a Racers licence may be tested for the presence of drugs (or other banned substances)

and subject to a penalty(ies) for a breach in accordance with the events Anti-Doping Policy.

Consumption of alcohol in the paddock, pits or any section of the competition venue/course under the

control of the Officials is forbidden until all competition is concluded.

1.19 Awards

Trophies only will be awarded to the first three placegetters in Pro Class with the winner receiving

$3000 in prize money.

The Outright winner of the Driver Search will receive an all expenses paid drive in the Rob Whyte

Motorsport 350Z for the 2019 International Drift Challenge at World Time Attack Challenge.

Awards will be presented as per the event schedule.

1.20 Protests

Judges decisions are final.

1.21 Vehicle Eligibility

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Refer to Drift Masters Sporting Regulations for vehicle requirements.

CHAPTER 2 – General Safety Requirements

All automobiles in drift events must comply with Appendix B issued by Racers Pty Ltd.

2.1 Apparel

a) In road cars the drivers must wear non-flammable clothing covering the entire body. In Racing

Cars the drivers must wear FIA/SFI approved non-flammable Suit, gloves boots & balaclava.

b) Helmets must comply with, or exceed, the AS1698 SFI 41.1or the equivalent SFI & FIA

standards.

c) Full face helmets must be worn in open cars – no glasses or goggles are permitted in accord with

SFI 41.1

2.2 Seat belts and Harnesses

If vehicle is road registered or road registrable it must meet the roadworthy requirements,

meaning a normal 3 point lap sash style belt is the minimum required for drifting, however if the

vehicle is not road registrable it must meet the Racing Car standards with a minimum of a 4 point

safety harness to SFI or AS2596 Australian Automobile Design Rules and Standards.

2.3 Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers must meet AS1841 standard and be secured to ensure they cannot injure the driver

in the event of a crash.

2.4 Tyres

a) Wheel size is open but must not protrude beyond the bodywork far enough to become dangerous.

b) Pro Class tyres are not restricted to a UTQG tread-wear rating.

c) Driver Search Competitors rear tyres are restricted to a UTQG tread-wear rating minimum of 300 and a

maximum width of 235mm (eg: 235/40R18 or 235/45R17). Front tyres are not restricted.

d) Front and rear tyres must be treaded and of radial construction as well as D.O.T. and ADR

approved. Re-treaded tyres are not permitted

2.5 Roll Over Protection

a) Roll over protection is not mandatory and does not prevent the vehicle from entering the

competition however it is highly recommended for closed vehicles.

b) All open cars (i.e. cars without a supporting structure between the top of the A Pillars and the rear

window) must be fitted with Roll Over Protection compliant with the relevant SFI, FIA, CAMS, or

AS/NZ Standards.

c) Vehicles that have Roll Over protection, must be fitted with compliant padding in the driver head

impact zone.

2.6 Battery

A blue triangle with sides of 150mm, must be located on the external coach work to indicate the

position of the battery.

2.7 Noise Level

All cars must be adequately muffled. The maximum exhaust noise level permitted for cars in this

event is 95 dB(A).

2.8 Cameras

The fitment of a video camera on the vehicle must be examined and approved by the Chief Scrutineer

prior to the vehicle participating in any track activity.

2.9 Competitors Conduct

A body part protruding from the vehicle and or door opening will not be permitted whilst participating

in the event.

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2.10 Flags

The following flags may be used during open practice at this event:

Yellow Flag This will be used to indicate a problem ahead – significantly reduce speed.

Red Flag This will be used to indicate a severe problem ahead and the competitor must

slow immediately and prepare to stop. The run has been stopped.

2.11 Vehicle Breakdown

In the event your vehicle breaks down or leaves the circuit and you are unable to continue, DO NOT

remove yourself from the vehicle unless it is on fire. Your vehicle will be recovered as soon as

safely possible.

2.12 Fuel

Fuel must be ‘Commercial Fuel’ as defined by the organisers

CHAPTER 3 – Event Format – Pro Class

3.1 Track Access/Pit Lane

a) Entry to the track will be via the dummy grid.

b) Competitors will assemble in dummy grid as instructed by official at the start of each session.

3.2 Competition Section

a) The Competition Section (Judged Area) will be outlined in the drivers briefing

b) A warm up area will be outlined for use pre tandem battles only

c) Drifting outside of the competition section may result in disqualification

3.3 Judging Criteria

For all drift events, the criteria for judging will be explained at the drivers briefing.

3.4 Practice

a) Open Practice sessions for each category will be held in relation to the Event Program

b) The Practice Sessions can be lengthened or shortened at the discretion of the Clerk of Course

3.5 Qualifying

There will be NO Qualifying. The tandem battles will follow the format of a computer generated ballot

system, issued to each competing driver at the drivers briefing

3.6 Competition Format

a) Pre-Elimination Rounds

1) Each driver will compete in Pre-Elimination Rounds.

2) Points are awarded to each driver as per the following:

TANDEM BATTLE WIN = 2 Point

TANDEM BATTLE DRAW = 1 Point

POINTS BONUS = 1 Point. A points bonus will be allocated during each Pre-Elimination battle rounds if all 3 judges declare the same competitor as a clear win. I.E. 10-0, 0-10 or 9-1, 1-9.

Note: There will be NO Re-Runs. If the Judges can not find an advantage, the battle will be classed

as a draw and both drivers will be awarded 1 point. Competition Time outs are also excluded.

b) Elimination Rounds

The Top 8 competitors from the Pre-Elimination rounds will enter a series of tandem Elimination rounds .

These battles will follow the format of a Battle Tree. Winners will progress to subsequent elimination rounds until the last two (2) remaining competitors will contest the final.

The winner of the final will be declared 1st and the defeated competitor will be declared 2nd. Prior to the final the defeated competitors from the ‘Top 4 Elimination Round’ will compete with the winner being declared 3rd and the defeated competitor being declared 4th.

Note: Re-runs & Competition time out rules are implemented during the Eliminations rounds.

3.7 Vehicle Substitution

A competitor is permitted to substitute the vehicle entered with another vehicle provided:

a) The competitor must seek approval from the Clerk of Course.

b) The substituted vehicle must have prior passed scrutineering.

c) Only one substitution is permitted.

d) The substitution is only permitted during the Pre-Elimination Rounds.

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3.8 Tandem Battle

A judged two car run. A maximum of two vehicles will be allowed on the course at any one time. A

second pair may be released in-between each run to reduce down time. Since each competitor takes

a turn in leading the drift battle, at the conclusion of the first run, the vehicles will swap positions only

in the designated changeover area.

3.9 Judging Criteria – Tandem Battles

a) SUMMARY

During the tandem battles, the judge’s emphasis will be on the chase car’s emulation and

proximity. The amount of proximity expected will be based on the speed and layout of the track and

will be explained in each drivers briefing. The lead car merely has to drive their best qualifying run as

outlined in drivers briefing. The chase car must emulate the lead car while drifting as close as

possible.

b) LEAD and CHASE

A drift battle will consist of two judged runs. Each driver takes a turn in leading, with the higher

qualifier leading on the first run. At the conclusion of the first run, the vehicles will swap positions in

the designated changeover area.

c) NOMINATION

The three judges will individually nominates a winner or draw/re-run and majority rules.

For example:

• Two judges or three judges choose car A, then car “A” wins.

• If two judges or three judges choose a draw/re-run, then the battle is declared a draw/re-run.

• If one judge chooses car A, one judge chooses car B and one judge chooses draw/re-run, then the

battle will be draw/re-run.

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d) COLLISIONS

Contact that does not affect the lead cars line or angle will not suffer a point deduction. In the instance

that the impact causes the lead car to spin, the chase car will be penalized with a score of zero (0).

If the lead cars spin’s or looses the drift and slows down, and a collision is unavoidable, then the

chase driver will not be at fault. Because the lead car spun before the impact, then the lead car will be

penalised with a score of zero (0).

e) COMPETITION TIME OUTS

A Competition Time Out or “5-minute rule” is only applicable during the Elimination Rounds (Top 8, Top 4 & Finals)
It is used so that drivers can perform mechanical repairs in between the runs of a battle. It is for situations where the damage or mechanical problem is the fault of the driver.

A Competition time out can ONLY be called AFTER the first run of a battle.

Each driver can take one (1) competition time out. A Competition Time out is NOT to change tyres, check tyre

pressures, top up fuel or adjust the tune of a car. It is only the repair mechanical failures or exterior

damage during the run.

3.10 Changeover areas

An area on the course prior to the starting line, suitably distant from the Judging Area to allow

vehicles to adequately reduce speed, where competitors engaging in Drift Battle are required to swap

positions. The area will be marked appropriately with highly visible cones on each side of the track

and the location of the changeover area will be a minimum of 35m in length. The maximum speed in

the changeover area is 25km/h.

3.11 Penalties

a) Actions contrary to this Code, any Supplementary or Further Regulation, the directions of officials

or any other inappropriate behaviour outside of applicable general procedures may result in

penalties being applied.

b) The penalty of exclusion from the event may be imposed upon competitors. Other, lesser,

penalties may be imposed such as loss of a qualifying run, loss of a practice run or reprimand at

the discretion of the Stewards, or when applicable, the Clerk of Course.

3.12 Bye Run

In the case where their is an uneven number of competitors or one of the competitors in the pre determined ballot pairs is unable to compete a Bye Run will take place. The competitor must make one (1) pass through the outlined course and must impress the judges with what would be classed in qualifying as a 75 point or higher run. If successful the competitor will receive 1 point.

In the case where more than one competitor in the pre determined ballot pairs is unable to compete then the ballot will be amended to join the remaining battle partners and the run will be judged and awarded as normal.

CHAPTER 4 – Event Format – Driver Search

4.1 Track Access/Pit Lane

a) As per Chapter 3

4.2 Competition Section

As per Chapter 3

4.3 Judging Criteria

For all drift events, the criteria for judging will explained at the drivers briefing.

4.4 Practice

a) Open Practice sessions for each category will be held in relation to the Event Program

b) The Practice Session can be lengthened or shortened at the discretion of the Clerk of Course

c) Competitors will be split into two (2) groups for these sessions. Group 1 – Car Numbers 1-30. Group 2 – Car Numbers 31-60.

4.5 Qualifying

There will be NO Qualifying. The tandem battles will follow the format of a computer generated ballot

system, issued to each competing driver at the drivers briefing

4.6 Competition Format

a) Each driver will compete in Pre-Elimination Rounds.

b) Points are awarded to each driver as per the following:

TANDEM BATTLE WIN = 2 Point

TANDEM BATTLE DRAW = 1 Point

POINTS BONUS = 1 Point. A points bonus will be allocated during each Pre-Elimination battle rounds if all 3 judges declare the same competitor as a clear win. I.E. 10-0, 0-10 or 9-1, 1-9.

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Note: There will be NO Re-Runs. If the Judges can not find an advantage, the battle will be classed

as a draw and both drivers will be awarded 1 point.

c) The top 8 drivers at the completion of the Prelim Rounds will move onto the next stage of the competition with the following format:

  1. Each Driver will complete a Media Interview which will consist of numerous questions whilst the answers are filmed on camera. A judging panel will award points to each driver based on their professionalism and presence on camera.
  2. Another randomly generated ballot will pair the Top 8 Drivers and the judges will score each battle accordingly.

The scores from both the media interview and battle will be added together with the Top 4 progressing to the final round.

d) The Top 4 drivers will go head to head against the Top 4 Pro Competitors.

The driver that impresses the Judges the most will secure the outright win and will take out the Drift

Masters Driver Search prize.

e) In the event that there is a tie for 8th place on points, post the Prelim Rounds, the drivers equal on

points will compete in a tandem battle for the final position. The winner of said battle will take the

remaining spot for the final part of the competition.

4.7 Vehicle Substitution

A competitor is permitted to substitute the vehicle entered with another vehicle provided:

a) The competitor must seek approval from the Clerk of Course.

b) The substituted vehicle must have prior passed scrutineering.

c) It is between Rounds not between Tandem Battles

4.8 Judging Criteria – Tandem Battles

a) Refer to Section 3.9 of these Supplementary Regulations

b) Point E of Section 3.9 is excluded. Competition time outs are not permitted.

4.9 Changeover areas

Refer to Section 3.10 of these Supplementary Regulations

4.10 Penalties

Refer to Section 3.11 of these Supplementary Regulations.

4.11 Bye Run

In the case where their is an uneven number of competitors or one of the competitors in the pre determined ballot pairs is unable to compete a Bye Run will take place. The competitor must make one (1) pass through the outlined course and must impress the judges with what would be classed in qualifying as a 75 point or higher run. If successful the competitor will receive 1 point.

In the case where more than one competitor in the pre determined ballot pairs is unable to compete then the ballot will be amended to join the remaining battle partners and the run will be judged and awarded as normal.

CHAPTER 5 – Specific Circuit Requirements

5.1 Pit Lane/Dummy Grid

a) Smoking is not permitted in the pits at any time during the meeting.

b) No person under the age of 16 years will be permitted in Dummy Grid.

c) A speed limit of 20km/h will apply in the pit lane at all times.

5.2 On Track Behaviour

Burnouts are prohibited except for with the express permission of the Clerk of Course.

5.3 Paddock

a) Any person entering the pits must have the appropriate pass and must be in the correct attire.

b) The riding of motor cycles, bicycles or use of roller blades or roller skates or skate boards or any

other similar equipment within the pit and paddock area is prohibited at all times. The allocated Drift trike area is exempt from this clause.

c) A 10km/h speed limit will apply throughout the paddock area.

d) The disposal of tyres is the responsibility of the competitor. These items are not to be put in the

bins at the Raceway and must be disposed of by the competitor outside the venue in a thoughtful

manner and at the competitor’s cost.

e) The maximum total amount of fuel permitted to be stored any where in the paddock/pit area by any

one competitor, is 3°—20 Litre Cans (not including any fuel in the car).

f) All equipment must be kept within the confines of the competitors allocated pit space for public

safety.

g) All support vehicles must be removed from the pit area and parked in the designated trailer park or

allocated area’s. No support vehicles are to be parked in dedicated driveways, in carports or in

allocated pit spaces.

CHAPTER 6 – Passenger Rides

A passenger ride session each day will be limited to select competitors only. The competitors will be selected by the clerk of course. This session is for the purpose of sponsor benefits only and will run in accordance with Passenger ride standard protocol.