Sat, Oct 22, 2022

Kentucky Street Challenge presented by Forgeline

Kentucky Speedway

About this event

Our only motivation is to have fun with our cars and friends.  The Kentucky Speedway is a massive facility with paved areas inside the oval allowing us to create a 1.5 mile course using parts of the speedway's back stretch, tri-oval, pit access roads, pit lane and infield with autocross elements adding to the fun.  

Timed event, no wheel to wheel racing, using Autocross class guidelines.  Open to all cars, old or new, classes designated for vintage cars and late model cars. Awards presented at the end of the competition. Rain or shine

A traditional autocross will also be conducted in an area adjcent to the paddock and Street Challenge Course.

Experience in competition including Autocross, Rally or Racing required to enter the event.

Entry fee includes commemorative shirt, please include your size in the approriate section of the online entry.

Please indicate your preferred Car number in the appropriate section.  Run groups, car numbers and schedule will be published prior to the event

 

Sportsmanship demands safe driving!


 

Event requirements

Kentucky Street Challenge

Supplemental Regulations

October 22nd, 2022

The Street Challenge presents an opportunity for the motorsports enthusiast to enjoy their vehicle in a closed street course environment with other competitors, family, and friends. 

All CARS are invited to enter, vintage cars, built prior to 1997 can be placed in Vintage Designated classes, late model cars will run in the autocross classes.

Format; Timed event, no wheel to wheel racing or passing during the competition laps.

Eligible Vehicles:

1997 and prior production years eligible for designated Vintage Classes.

Late model cars, 1998 and newer, compete in non vintage designated classes.  Classes are similar to other sanctioning bodies categories.

Inquire on other classes

8” – 12” with 1” Stroke numbers required on both sides of the car

All vehicles will be required to pass a technical inspection

Cars should be presented for inspection in race condition with all numbers in place.

Safety:

NO Passing: Multiple cars on track with sufficient distance for safe competition

Clothing: Shirts and closed toe shoes required. Long pants encouraged

Helmet:  SCCA, VSRA, NASA, rules will be followed

Site Speed Limit: 10 MPH site / 5 MPH Paddock and Grid

Flag Procedures: Red – ALL STOP

 

Drive Eligibility:

            All drivers must of a valid driver’s license

            Previous autocross, on-track or other motorsports experience is required

            All drivers and visitors are required to sign a release of liability

 

Registration:

            Online registration is preferred

            Drivers without the ability to enter online may contact us:

            info@vintagestreetseries.com

            513-654-1963

 

Entry Fee:

            $335.00 per driver

Withdrawals will be considered but not guaranteed

 

 

 

Section 1 – Event – Risk – Conduct:

The Street Challenge presents an opportunity for the motorsports enthusiast to enjoy their vehicle in a closed street course environment with other competitors, family, and friends.  Competitors share the course however there is no passing nor is this format a competition.

 

Street Challenge events is a dangerous sport that can result in serious injury or death. Participation in all aspects of the sport is voluntary. The ultimate responsibility for participant and vehicle safety lies with the participant, vehicle owner, driver, and crew members.

The participant also acknowledges that by participating in the event, the participant may suffer

bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property. The participant further acknowledges that

the participant has voluntarily assumed the risk of bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to

property and waives any claims for bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property

against Vintage Street Series, its directors, officers, employees and agents, event officials, event sponsors, racetrack operators, and other participants; discharges such persons and entities from responsibility for such losses.

 

Participant Conduct

All participants, including competitors, officials, crew, and guests are expected to act in a

mature and sportsmanlike manor. Behavior strictly prohibited include, but are not limited to: bribery, fraud, reckless actions, refusing to cooperate with officials and/or competitors, acting unsportsmanlike, and threatening or committing physical violence. Drivers and entrants are responsible for the behavior or their crew and guests. Persons who sign the waiver for minors are responsible for the behavior of those minors.

 

No driver, entrant, or crew may consume alcohol until all sessions for his or her

group are finished for the day. No official may consume alcohol until his or her duties

have been completed for the day. Anyone who has consumed any alcohol on the day of

an event, other than following the conclusion of his or her activities, shall not participate

on that day, may be excluded from the balance of the event, and may be penalized.

Alcohol may not be consumed in the pits until after all the day’s on-track activities are

concluded.

 

The use at an event by any participant of any Federal Schedule 1 controlled

substance or other drug that affects the ability of the participant to safely participate in the event or may otherwise adversely affect the safety or integrity of the event, is specifically prohibited. Certain prescription and non-prescription medicines may also impair performance, so competent medical authority should be consulted prior to using such medicines and participating in the event. Any participant who violates this prohibition may be penalized as specified.

Possession of firearms is only permitted in compliance with federal and local

ordinances and per facility rules and regulations. Firearms are not permitted in vehicles

while on course.

 

Section 2 – Media

Participants agree to permit Vintage Street Series (VSS), and their assigns (including but not limited to series sponsors, promoters/organizer of an event), free of any charges duties or fees, to use, license, reproduce, have reproduced, show, have shown, without limitation in space or time, all soundtracks, photographs, drawings, trademarks, films, video, and video pictures concerning competitors, their drivers, teams, or cars involved in the event(s) on any medium whatsoever that is sourced by or under the authority of VSS (excepting medium submitted by a participant as part of a formal protest or appeal procedure) for any documents, reports, coverage, broadcast, program, publication, video game or model production, software, etc. whether past, present or future. The entrant further acknowledges and agrees that VSS may freely assign or license its rights to a third party

 

Section 3 – Sessions & Groups

Sessions may be done at speed or controlled by a pace car and used as familiarization.

 

Despite not being scored, drivers are reminded to share the track, not to hinder other drivers.

 

Drivers are expected to use hard-paved surfaces only.

 

Any vehicle leaving the paved course area with all four wheels OR deemed to have a “significant loss of control” on course in a session may be asked self-report to the pit area for discussion with the Driver Coach for that session. If appropriate (and timely), the driver may proceed back on track after receiving appropriate signals from the pit marshal. Drivers who do not self-report may be black flagged. Drivers may be black flagged for repeated two or three- wheels off situations.

 

The number of sessions may change as deemed appropriate by Vintage Street Series.

 

Vehicles will be grouped by year, displacement, horsepower, and other performance factors to maintain a safe environment for the participants and guests.

 

Cars will be run fastest to slowest for safety and spacing on course

 

Section 4 – Drivers

Drivers who wish to compete in an Vintage Street Series  Event must meet the below requirements:

 

Valid government-issued driver’s license.

 

Track Event Licenses/Experience Levels

Novice

Any driver who has not driven on track or autocross formatted event with procedures in place for flags or other safety measures.

 

Intermediate

Two to Three years’ experience driving on track or autocross formatted events with procedures in place for flags or other safety measures.

 

Advanced

Five or more years’ experience driving on track or autocross formatted events, with procedures in place for flags or other safety measures, possess competition license.

 

Minor Drivers

All drivers 17 years old or younger must contact event officials before the event.

 

 

Safety Equipment:

All required driver’s safety equipment must be in good condition, free of defects, holes, cracks, frays, etc., and always worn while on track. The participant agrees that the participant always bears the ultimate responsibility to ensure the condition of safety equipment, and compliance with all rules, regulations, and agreements including but not limited to those contained in the event rules.

 

It is also noted that there is a considerable gap between a minimum standard and the best protection that current technology can provide. It is recommended that all safety equipment meet the highest safety standards possible.

 

To further note, some locations and events may require different minimum standards than are listed in these Rules. Competitors are cautioned to carefully read the Supplementary Regulations for any event they intend to enter to learn of additional requirements.

 

The following helmet standards are acceptable and must be worn while on

course:

 

The latest or two immediately preceding Snell Foundation standards (SA2020,

M2020, EA2016, SA2015, SA2010, SAH2010, M2015, M2010)

 

SFI standards 31.1/2010, 31.1/2015, 31.1/2020, 41.1/2010, 41.1/2015,

41.1/2020

 

ECE 22.05 and R22.05 will be accepted until 12/31/22 but will not be accepted

after that date. Following that date, ECE helmet standards will no longer be

accepted.

 

FIA standards 8859-2015, 8860-2010, 8860-2004

 

For drivers of Vehicles without windscreens, including Sports Racers, Formula

Cars and Specials, helmets must meet the specifications above and the following

additional criteria:

A. Helmets must be full face.

B. A shield, preferably made of impact-resistant materials, shall be used while on course (conventional eyeglasses are not sufficient).

For drivers of any vehicle without a DOT-approved windshield (such as kit-cars)

or any other vehicle with less than standard-sized windshield, a shield, goggles or

similar face protection made of impact-resistant materials (conventional eyeglasses are

not sufficient) shall be worn while competing.

 

Clothing

A. Clothing must be worn. It is recommended that clothing be made of natural fibers.

B. Shoes covering the entire foot must be worn.

 

Section 5 – Vehicle Safety

Motorsports are inherently dangerous. These Rules are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or others. You can reduce risk by driving well, properly using superior safety gear, paying attention, and reporting unsatisfactory issues to the event officials.

The entrant is responsible for ensuring that the vehicle being used is properly prepared for operation under elevated acceleration, braking and cornering forces. Drivers must have Technical Inspection (Tech) Sheet completed, if required, and available to present to an VSS Official. Although these are minimum requirements, entrants are reminded that nothing in the Rules prevents the installation of more than the minimum safety equipment and entrants are also reminded that there is a considerable gap between a minimum standard and the best protection that current technology can provide. It is recommended that seats, restraint systems, roll bars and helmets meet the highest safety standards possible.

 

All Vehicles:

All vehicles must provide factory original (or better) seats that are securely mounted.

All vehicles must have seat belts with a minimum of three (3) mounting points mounted in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations when applicable SFI or FIA rated are recommended).

When in-car coaches are utilized, any seat and restraints used by the coach shall meet or exceed the requirements for the driver.

 

Interior

The interior and trunk must be emptied and clear of all loose items, including floor mats which are not secured with clips or fasteners.

 

Brakes

Brake pads or shoes should not be less than 50% worn at the start of an eventand should not ever be more than 85% worn during lapping sessions.

Brake fluid must be clean and full (DOT 4 recommended).

Vehicles must have at least one working brake light.

There must be no brake fluid leaks.

Rotors and drums must be in good condition without cracks or discoloration.

 

Tires and Wheels

Tires must be in good condition with adequate tread and speed rating.

All lug nuts, wheel bolts or wheel nuts must be present and torqued to spec.

Hub caps, or any wheel cosmetic accessory which is not positively secured by clip or fastener, must be removed.

Wheels must not have cracks or structural damage.

 

Suspension and Steering

Wheel bearings must not have play.

Ball joints must be in good condition.

Steering must not have excessive play.

Shocks/Struts must not be leaking.

 

Engine and Drivetrain

All fluids must be at correct levels. Fluid caps must be tight and secure, overflow containers present and there must not be any fluid leaks.

Belts and hoses must be in good condition.

Battery must be secured, and battery terminals covered. (Note: flexible battery hold-downs, such as bungee cords/straps, are not acceptable.)

Exhaust system must be functional. (There may be sound restrictions.)

Throttle must have a quick, positive return.

 

Roll Bars

When present, any part of a roll bar able to be contacted by a driver’s head must have padding.

 

Other

Glass must not have any severe cracks.

When applicable, windshield wipers must function properly.

Outside and rear-view mirrors must be present, when applicable, and be secure and free of cracks.

Any video cameras/recording devices must be securely mounted.

 

Convertibles

It is highly recommended that all convertible vehicles be equipped with an aftermarket roll bar that meets or exceeds the standards set in the SCCA Time Trials Safety Standard Level 2.

 

However, Safety requires the vehicle meets at least one of the following criteria and is not subject to any of the listed exceptions:

Convertible vehicles up to and including the 2005 model year must have rollover protection meeting one of the following criteria:

A. The vehicle is equipped with documented factory installed roll over protection.

(Examples of manufacturer-documented roll over protection include hydroformed and reinforced a-pillars or windshield frame and factory installed roll bars and/or “pop-up” bars that are designated as roll over protection.)

B. The vehicle is equipped with a commercially produced roll bar or roll cage which is described by the manufacturer to provide track-appropriate rollover protection. (E.g., “style” bars are not acceptable.)

 

Braces and portions of the main hoop subject to contact by the driver’s or passenger’s helmet, as seated normally and restrained by seatbelt and harness, must be padded with a non-resilient material such as Ethafoam® or Ensolite® or other similar material with a minimum thickness of ½ inch. Padding meeting SFI spec 45.1 or FIA 8857-2001 is strongly recommended.

 

T-tops and targa top cars

T-top and targa top cars are not considered convertibles, and do not fall under the convertible requirements.

 

Factory Hard Tops

Vehicles with factory hard tops in place may be run without meeting the above requirements for convertibles.

 

Special Construction/Racing Vehicles

Vehicles with reduced factory safety equipment or “home built” vehicles should meet safety specifications for similar racing or time trials classes

 

 

Kentucky Speedway

Sparta, Ky

Organizer

Time Trial organized by

Sports Car Preservation LTD llc

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