First Draft of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship Rules!

MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship Rules
2011 Rules and Classifications

DRAFT!

1. Introduction

The MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship (MPTCC) was created to meet the needs of Sport Compact racers looking for a wheel to wheel racing series specifically tailored to accommodate modified vehicles which are currently relegated to racing uncompetitively in Unlimited classes due to the addition of common popular modifications for street tuned cars. This class is designed to unify fields of cars that currently race in or are classed un-competitively with other sanctioning organizations. This large field/open modification concept will provide racers and performance market manufacturers a creative racing class that can run nearly unlimited aftermarket-created configurations.

2. Intent

The MPTCC Rules will encourage each competitor to create an aftermarket-sourced configuration that will make their car perform at an optimum level. The intent of the rules is to allow competitors to use any commercially available parts that will increase the performance and competitiveness of the vehicle and create promotional exposure for that vendor. It is the intent of the series to serve as a “showcase” for aftermarket tuners and manufacturers and to create tremendous exposure for their products and services while providing a friendly, accommodating, and challenging environment for the series drivers. This approach is intended to create a reciprocal relationship that will encourage the aftermarket tuners to give their support and attention to the competitors in the series.  Additionally, this series is intended to provide an affordable introduction to competition with an emphasis on sportsmanship and advancing driver skill. 

3. Sanctioning Body

The MPTCC will be supported and sanctioned by Redline Time Attack. All race events will be governed by the rules set forth by the MPTCC series directors and Redline Time Attack officials. All competitors agree to also abide by the rules set forth by the Redline Time Attack organization and any supplemental rules issued by the MPTCC Series Directors. Any decision made by MPTCC Series Directors regarding the status of MPTCC competitors or their vehicles is final.

4. Eligible Manufacturers/Models/Configurations

4.1 Tuner Under or TU Division

a) All production vehicles certified by the United States Department of Transportation for street use at their date of manufacture.
b) 12:1 power to weight ratio. 1900 lb minimum weight.
c) No tube frame chassis conversions will be allowed.
d) Vehicle must retain its stock unibody, and sub-frames.  Any alterations to these components must be pre approved by the Redline MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Series Directors.  Only alterations to improve safety will be considered, such as to install fuel cells or lowering the floor for more driver head to roll hoop clearance will be allowed.  Strut towers may be modified for the addition of camber plates.
e) The unibody may not be modified in the area between the front and rear shock towers, except where allowed in these rules.  The engine location must remain as stock and cannot be changed. If an engine swap is done, the factory firewall and crossmember cannot be altered except for minor clearancing.  Minor clearancing is moving less than 100 square inches forward, sideways or backwards less than two inches.
f) Tire cross section width is limited to 235
g) Tires must be DOT certified with a UTQG of 50 or higher. Cars must qualify and race on the same set of tires, a tire can be replaced if needed for safety reasons.
h) Brakes are open to any system commercially available to any competitor.  Carbon Carbon and MMC rotors are not allowed. Brake pad material is open.
I) Shock absorbers, springs and anti roll bars are open. Shock absorbers must stay in their stock location, for instance, converting the shocks to inboard with progressive rocker arms and push rods would not be allowed. In cabin anti roll bars are not allowed.
J) The suspension configuration must remain as stock, for instance Beam axles cannot be converted to IRS, Strut type suspension cannot be converted to multi link or A arm.  The factory suspension pick up points must be retained and used.  The pick up point locations on the factory unibody or sub-frame can be relocated within a 1 inch circle from the stock location.  Factory pick up points can be reinforced as long as the stock unibody or subframe structure remains.
k) The suspension arms and links can be replaced with adjustable aftermarket parts with spherical bearings or harder bushings if they are available for purchase by any competitor.
l) Suspension bushings may be replaced with bearings or bushings of alternative material.
m) The stock spindles and uprights must be retained.
o) Dog engagement transmissions and sequential shifters are not allowed
p) Clutches and flywheels are open
q) The stock body must remain, however aftermarket aero kits are allowed as long as they are commercially available to any competitor.  No part of the body including the aero kit can extend past the lower edge of the wheel rim at normal ride height. Any removable body panel may be replaced with composite as long as the parts are available to any competitor and the 12:1 power to weight ratio is maintained. Skinning parts of the unibody that are not removable such as the quarter panels and roof with composites is not allowed. Air dams can be modified with splitters.  The splitter cannot extend more than 6″ from the base of the air-dam.  A belly pan may be used but cannot extend past the centerline of the front axles.  Rear diffusers may be used but cannot start forward of the rear axles and extend past the edge of the rear bumper. Side skirt fences cannot extend more than 2″ past the lower edge of the side-skirt.
r) Rear wings are allowed; wings cannot be wider than the widest part of the body nor extend past the rear edge of the bumper nor extend above the roofline.  Wing mounts must be sturdy and solidly attached to the body or preferably the chassis.  Suspension mounted wings are not allowed.
s) Active aero is not allowed.
t) Engine modifications are open, provided that the 12:1 power to weight ratio is not exceeded. Engine swaps are allowed as long as the power to weight ratio is maintained and the unibody is not altered more than as described in section e).
u) Any commercially available transmission, differential, limited slip or differential gear ratio may be used.  Transmissions must be production based.  Racing transmissions like Extrac, G-Force, Quaife, Wiessman etc are not allowed. Constant mesh gear set conversions are not allowed. No alternative transmission gear ratios are allowed other than swapping different OEM factory gears between transmissions of the same type. No bespoke parts are allowed although different parts may be swapped from other cars as long as they are production based.

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