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Yokohama Tarmac Challenge Series

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Yokohama Tarmac Challenge Series (YTCS)

This series provides a low-cost fun individual sprint competition that allows any one car and driver combination to have a realistic chance of success regardless of power or cost/performance of vehicle. 

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Dates

  • Round 1: Lakeside DTC - Sunday 28th February
  • Round 2: Lakeside DTC - Sunday 28th March
  • Round 3: Lakeside DTC - Sunday 9th May
  • Round 4: Lakeside DTC - Sunday 18th July
  • Round 5: Lakeside DTC - Sunday 12th September
  • Round 6: Lakeside DTC - Sunday 7th November
 
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Format

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This event will run in conjunction with
Lotus Club QLD.

  • To be run over 6 rounds (drop your worst round)
  • Officially timed sprints around various courses set up on the Lakeside DTC track. All runs to be timed with the fastest run and the next 4 closest times to be counted towards the points score.
  • The time difference over those 5 timed runs will determine your penalty score (i.e if your fastest run was 52.10 secs and subsequent closest times were 52.41, 52.54, 53.15, 52.98 then your penalty score for that sprint would be (53.15 – 52.10 = 1.05sec)
  • If in the event of failure to complete 5 timed runs during a course the driver will be allocated the penalty time equalling the largest time penalty of all competitors plus 5 sec.
  • If more than one track layout is used over the day then this scoring format will apply to each Sprint and the time differences added together to determine the overall round winner.
  • In the event of a tie at the end of the round then the person with the two closest times will determine the winner. If this still presents a tie then the closest 3 times will be used to determine the round winner.
  • Points are awarded per round to establish the ultimate Series Winner based on the following format: 1st 25, 2nd 22, 3rd 20, 4th 18, 5th 16, 6th 14, 7th 12, 8th 10, 9th 9, 10th 8, 11th 7, 12th 6, 13th 5, 14th 4, 15th 3, 16th 2, 17th and lower 1 point will be awarded.

Prizes

  • Trophies to be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall in the Series plus the overall series winner will receive a set of 4 Yokohama A052’s plus a 10 Lap Radical Test Drive 2nd place overall a set of Yokohama Tyre Covers and 3rd place a set of Yokohama tyre covers. (possible additional prize pool TBA)
  • 1st place at each round will also receive a unique round winners cap.
  • Entry Fee $150.00 / driver. Entry numbers are strictly limited.

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Entry Requirements

  1. RACERS Annual Clubman Licence or RACERS Day Licence
  2. Civil Drivers Licence

If you don’t already have a Racers licence they can be purchased during the booking process.

Note: Driving Events is not able to accept RACERS Day Licence applications and/or RACERS Annual Clubman licence renewal payments. Entry closing, credits/refunds, and vehicle retrieval/transfer details on the QR “Conditions of Entry” forms are NOT APPLICABLE to this event.

Other information

Driver, Pit Crew and Assistants Sign In

  • Drivers sign in will start at 7.30am in the Driver Training Centre pavilion.
  • The aim is to start running cars by 9.30am, so please be ready to assist the sign-on process to run smoothly and quickly!
  • For insurance purposes all members of your party must sign the Driver and Pit Crew sign-on sheets.

Parking and Spectators

NO PARKING is allowed between the finish line and in front of the DTC Pavilion. It is also requested that NO spectators sit or stand on the track side of the DTC pavilion. This is for your own safety in case a driver loses control after the finish and there is an accident.

Car Numbers

  • An adhesive car number will be provided at sign on for each driver.
  • The number is to be affixed to the PASSENGER side of the vehicle.
  • If there is more than one driver to a car, please fix both numbers to the PASSENGER side of the vehicle.

Vehicle Noise Limit

All vehicles participating in track days at Lakeside Raceway must conform to the noise limit, on both a static test and trackside test, of 92 dB(A). The noise test shall be measured from a position 0.5m behind the exhaust at a 45 degree angle, with the engine running at ¾ maximum revs.

Driver’s Attire

  • Drivers will need full covering neck to wrist and waist to ankle cotton top and pants. Jeans are acceptable.
  • Fully enclosed footwear must be worn, NO bare feet, thongs, scuffs etc.

Helmet

  • An Australian standards approved helmet is required by all drivers.
  • Full face helmet must be worn in open cars ie: clubman or open sports or race car.
  • Visor must go down when running on the circuit in an open top car.

Scrutineering, Car Condition and Safety

  • Scrutineering will start at 7.30am, please be on time so we are not delayed starting the event.
  • A safety check will be conducted on all the cars, please ensure your car is roadworthy.
  • Main issues will be: roadworthiness, loose items and battery location/security on cars etc. Seat belts must be in good order. Standard fitted lap-sash belts are acceptable.
  • NO loose items in the car while running. Empty out your cabin and boot.
  • If there is a fire extinguisher in the car it should be secured in its own cradle.

Event Format, Staging and Timing Lights

There will be only one car on the circuit at any time. It’s very important that we run in numerical order so that times are recorded against the correct Car/Driver. Please be ready and follow the instructions of the Staging Marshall.

  • The Staging Lights are approximately 1 metre behind the START photocell.
  • To stage, drive slowly forward until you get a RED light.
  • The next car is NOT to start until given the GREEN light by the Start Marshall.
  • Your Run Time will not START until you break the START Timing Sensor beam.
  • The FINISH Sensor beam is over near the main track underpass.
  • Drivers who are not at the start in the correct order may miss that run!
  • At the finish, slow down quickly and drive slowly back to pits/parking/assembly area.
  • If the Timing equipment malfunctions you will get a re-run after the last car in the group.
  • If you have a problem please finish your lap or pull off the track and signal the Starter for assistance.

Dorian transmitters are not needed for this event.

DTC Live Results

Run Times are output to a Driving Events web page for you to view on your smartphone or tablet device. Go to the Driving Events website and click on the Yokohama Tarmac Challenge Series menu item, then select the date for the current event.

Tents and Shade Covers

No tents or shade covers are to be erected on the inside of the track as they obstruct the timers and spectators view.

Chairs, Tables and Cover

Please bring your own chairs, table and cover in case of rain. These facilities are not available at the circuit.

Coffee and Tea

Coffee and tea will be available throughout the day at no additional cost. BYO lunch, snacks, water and drinks that you may require.

No Pets

Animals will not be permitted into the venue during the event.

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