Technical News/Updates

VSC Technical Updates – 26 June 2022

VSC Technical Updates – 26 June 2022

Date:26 June 2022

O:23005

INWARD CORRESPONDENCE:
I:22039 – Email A Gooding re having a school at Drouin – Send school info to Tech so a notice can be sent out. – Tech to set an agenda for meeting and send to Anne.
I:22049 – Email T Hutchison re roof numbers – Roof plate with number mandatory, roof number is optional but if used must be in conjunction with roof plate number.
I:22056 – V8 Sprintcar information from VSC Committee – copy sprintcar book and add wingless section.

TECH APPROVED

GENERAL BUSINESS:

Specifications from Divi 2 Hot Rod Book Meeting held 8th April 2022
1: Rule 4 – Allow extractors on EFI engines.
Discussion: details to read only commercially available extractors to be used.
For – 11         Against – 2     Abstained     Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

6: Rule 11 – Add use of 12-volt batteries only. No 16 or 18 volt batteries allowed.
For – 12     Against – 1     Abstained     Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

7: Change exhaust rule. Change standard exhaust manifold to extractors. Fords break easily.
For – 13     Against – 0     Abstained     Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

Specifications from GOS Book Meeting held 13th June 2022
ENGINE
1: Early to late engine ruling for eg: LS1 and Barra make for make. Model must come out XR8 to V8.
Moved: Justin Brockley
Seconded: Ross Maclean
For – 15     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TO READ – Early to late engine ruling for eg: LS1 and Barra make for make ie: Holden to Holden, Ford to Ford. Model must have been released with the style of engine ie: came with V8 may run V8, only came with 4 or 6 cylinder then cannot run V8, only came with 4 cylinder then cannot run 6 or 8 cylinder.
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

2: Open fuel injection
Moved: Justin Brockley
Seconded: Stuart Balins
For – 15     Against – 0     Abstained     Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

3: Carby to EFI eg: LS1 carby
Moved: Justin Brockley
Seconded: Michael Poole
For – 14     Against – 1     Abstained     Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

GENERAL
1: Open car age to race.
Moved: Justin Brockley
Seconded: Steven McDonald
For – 14     Against – 1     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

2: Locked diffs
Moved: Justin Brockley
Seconded: Rob Miller
Amended to read Locked diffs optional.
Moved: Justin Brockley
Seconded: Rob Miller
Proxies not used due to amendment.
For – 11     Against – 0     Abstained    Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

3: Wagons and mono NON chassis utes to come in.
Moved: Justin Brockley
Seconded: Steve McDonald
For – 15     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED SUBJECT TO SAFETY – REAR RADIATOR AND BATTERY TO BE COVERED AND PROTECTED BY BARWORK safety and wording to be determined.Allan Barnes to contact David Walton.     VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

5: Ally sheet side panels, a more secure way to be mounted to the car instead of rivets.
Moved: Justin Brockley
Seconded: Rob Miller
Amended to read Rub rails to be fitted when aluminium sheet panels are used.
Moved: Justin Brockley
Seconded: Rob Miller
Proxies not used due to amendment.
For – 11     Against – 0     Abstained     Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

Specifications from SDAV Hot Rod Book Meeting held 14th June 2022
ENGINE
1: 6.5 – Increasing cylinder over bore to 080″.
Moved: Phil Jenkins
Seconded: Russell Hovey
For – 9     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

2: 6.11 – add – except where fitted as standard equipment e.g.: 6-cylinder Ford. 304 Holden and Windsor.
Moved: Phil Jenkins
Seconded: Tony Green
For – 9     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

3: 6:14 and 6:17 – Six cylinder engines may run open carburation or fuel injection on any type of inlet manifold.
Moved: Eddie Ivermee
Seconded: Tony Green
Amended: Six cylinder engines may run open carburation or standard injection modified for the use of methanol on any type of inlet manifold. Engine performance to be monitored by the VSC Technical Committee.
Moved: Eddie Ivermee
Seconded: Tony Green
For – 9     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

5: 7.1 – to read All cars must use a fuel tank with an anti-spill device.
Moved: Phil Jenkins
Seconded: Neil Sixtus
For – 9     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

GENERAL SECTION
1: 1.5 and 1.10 – Same rule delete one Remove 1.10
Moved: Phil Jenkins
Seconded: Neil Sixtus
For – 9     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

2: 1.5b – change 38mm to 25mm. Allow alternate sissy side bar as per attached diagram.
Moved: Phil Jenkins
Seconded: Edie Ivermee
For – 9     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

3: 1.16 – Delete helmet clearance as it is covered by the VSC safety rules page 3.
Moved: Phil Jenkins
Seconded: Tony Green
For – 9     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

4: 3.1 – Increase the maximum weight to 1100 kg
Moved: Russell Hovey
Seconded: Shannon Meakins
For – 8     Against – 0     Abstained – 1      Carried
The extra weight seems excessive and with the changes made for aluminium axles this should compensate re the extra weight.
TECH NOT APPROVED TO REMAIN 1000 kg     VSC RATIFIED TECH 1/7/22

5: Pge 4 – Delete Sternum buckle optional.
Moved: Eddie Ivermee
Seconded: Shannon Meakins
For – 9     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

7: Pge 6 – Titles – delete Vic 2 and Vic 3 to be supplied with appropriate decal.
Moved: Phil Jenkins
Seconded: Kali Hovey
For – 9     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

8: 13.4 – Allow aluminium axles.
Moved: Tony Green
Seconded: Kali Hovey
For – 8     Against – 1     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

9: 14.6 – Discuss and vote whether this rule to remain.
Washers must be used on the outside of all heim joints to prevent joint pulling apart.
Moved: Phil Jenkins
Seconded: Eddie Ivermee
For – 6     Against – 3     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

10: 17.4 – Add splined centres permitted to rule.
Moved: Phil Jenkins
Seconded: Kali Hovey
For – 9     Against – 0     Abstained      Carried
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

CLARIFICATIONS
1: VSC Tech to clarify helmet life. – AS PER GENERAL BUSINESS
2: 18.5 – VSC to clarify bonnet number – TECH – BONNET NUMBER NOT REQUIRED
3: Pge 6 – Weight Rule – delete as VSC scales are used.
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

4: 6.4 – Replace motors to read engines.
TECH APPROVED         VSC RATIFIED 1/7/22

GENERAL BUSINESS:
Helmets – SNELL or SFI go by code limit – 10 years pending condition. AS standards and EU standards are 5 years.
Seat Belts FIA 5 years, SFI 2 years – AS PER SPEEDWAY AUST
TREVOR KUHNE – Super Rods – only one with compliant seal after Title – Paul Singleton to inform class and check that the sealing points are done.
Battery section in Super Rod book is unclear and wingnuts were loose at Title. Battery section to be addressed at book meeting.
LEIGH GOODING – Scrutineering own car – VSC now permit this but there will be penalties if scrutineers do not comply.
Anne Gooding – confiscating non-compliant safety gear – owner can get it back but will be given a $1000 fine as well as a 12 month suspension.
Phil Jenkins – Standards – when getting the engine built to read and understand the specifications to ensure engines are built to specifications.
Matt McDermott – Engine seals – green seals on Std Saloons why are they no longer accepted. Too many engines have been found not to be compliant.
Process for the election of Head Tech Reps – No set rule currently – not enough hands volunteering, and it is a work in progress. Possibly if you have ideas then submit a letter to VSC regarding creating processes.

Standing orders suspended at: 1.12 p.m.

 

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE AGM

Positions declared empty for AGM
TECHNICAL CHAIRMAN: Allan Barnes – ACCEPTED
Nominated: Phil Jenkins
Seconded: Max Jones
No further nominations Allan Barnes declared Tech Chairman.

TECHNICAL SECRETARY: Lynne Jenkins – ACCEPTED
Nominated: Aaron Meakins
Seconded: Anne Gooding
No further nominations Lynne Jenkins declared Secretary

VSC Technical Updates – 13 March 2022

VSC Technical Committee Updates – 13 March 2022

Date:  13 March 2022
O:22029

Time: Allan Barnes declared the meeting opened at 10.05 am
Place: Canteen
Address: Bairnsdale Speedway

ATTENDANCE: Allan Barnes, Aaron Meakins, Max Jones, Trevor Kuhne, Phil Jenkins, Anne Gooding, Leigh Gooding, Troy Hutchison, Mark Miles, Andrew Miles.

APOLOGIES: Lynne Jenkins

OBSERVERS: Lynne Jones, Nathan Miles

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS SGM/AGM MEETING:
Minutes of previous meeting 16 January 2022   – Read out by Allan Barnes.

BUSINESS ARISING:
Tech reps becoming Scrutineers is just to be compliant to VSC Policy. All VSC Technical Representatives are to be a registered official.

Exit test explained. Average time has been 9 – 19 seconds.

1200 Junior cars will have to adhere to engine sealing requirements.

Moved: Phil Jenkins – That the previous minutes of 16 January 2022 be accepted
Seconded: Trevor Kuhne.
Carried

Inward Correspondence:
I:22028 – Std Saloon Specification Book Minutes

I:22030 – Email J Otimi engine query – Trevor Kuhne spoke to the competitor and he was informed that it doesn’t need to be a certain brand. Mark Miles confirmed that there is an issue with sourcing pistons. BA replacement Pistons are available and factory. Still dished. BA Pistons have 4 cut outs for Valve release rather than the AU ones that have one cut out.
Allan Barnes:
We are aware of the supply issues that are occurring due to worldwide parts availability. If it comes from the factory with a dish and the 4 cut outs.
Trevor Kuhne: Asked for confirmation documentation of the part and availability prior to approving.

I:22031 – Email G Charles re containment seats. – Allan Barnes explained the seat requirements – Commercially available proprietary adjustable seat permitted.

General Business:
Standard Saloon Specifications from book meeting held 6 February 2022

ENGINE
2: Page 9 Clutch scatter shield to be inside or outside
Moved: Trevor Kuhne
Seconded: Brendon Eames

For – 38                     Against – 8               Abstained – 1                      Carried

APPROVED

3: Page 9 Roll Cage – would like to adopt set back roll cage. Pretty much copy and paste out of the Street Stock book.
Moved: Daniel Stewart
Seconded: Mark Miles

For – 39                     Against – 7               Abstained – 1                      Carried

Discussion held Tech to investigate and come up with a min requirement.

6: Page 21 Extractors on V8
Moved: Trevor Kuhne
Seconded: Steven Douglas

For – 27                     Against – 13            Abstained – 1                      Carried

APPROVED

15: Page 22 Distributor electronic. Rev limiter to be available.
Moved: Leigh Gooding
Seconded: Scott Whittle

For – 18                     Against – 13             Abstained                 Carried

APPROVED

16: Page 23 302 Windsor heads on 351 Windsor allowed to drill bolt holes out to make them fit.
Moved: Trevor Kuhne
Seconded:  Scott Whittle

For – 21                     Against – 13            Abstained                 Carried

APPROVED

17: Page 23/9 VE and VF Commodores may use older V8 motor with sump modifications and be of same capacity. 253,308/5.0
Moved: Leigh Gooding
Seconded: Jeff Blencowe

Note: Sump modifications to be left out

For – 24                     Against – 8               Abstained                 Carried

APPROVED


GENERAL SECTION
2: Page 7 Drivers name to be optional
Moved: Trevor Kuhne
Seconded: Scott Whittle

For – 40                     Against – 6               Abstained – 3                      Carried

APPROVED

3: Page 7 Would like to see numbers on side of cars to be optional.

Moved: Daniel Stewart
Seconded: Craig Templeton

For – 30                     Against – 10            Abstained – 3                      Carried

APPROVED

7: Page 12 Anti Spear Plate – Optional 5mm aluminium plate.
Moved: Daniel Stewart
Seconded: Andrew Miles

For – 43                     Against – 3               Abstained – 6                      Carried

APPROVED

12: Page 19/6 Suspension – As per Street Stock specifications. Replacement Bilstein front shocks in VR Commodores and onwards allowing swayed section of OEM struts to be removed and insert fitted and retained by welding the supplied collar.
Replacement Koni shocks front. Swayed section to be removed and shock bolted through the bottom as per manufacturer instructions.
Replacement in Fords to allow Koni and Bilstein and others fitted with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Moved: Leigh Gooding
Seconded: Daniel Stewart

For – 43                     Against – 6               Abstained –             Carried

APPROVED

15: Page 19/4 Bumpers – Allow fabricated bumper mount between rails only. eg: folded panel steel bolted to factory rails to allow plastic bumpers to be mounted. Max 1.2mm mild steel.
Moved: John Barwise
Seconded: Warrick Howie

For – 28                     Against – 9               Abstained –             Carried

Note: One piece (inside only) Change to 1.6mm mild steel. Return width to be maximum 75mm.
Not to be higher than the chassis rail that it bolts to and only the width of the chassis rail.

APPROVED

16: Page 25 Differentials to have holes for sealing
Moved: Trevor Kuhne
Seconded:

For –             Against –                  Abstained –             To go to tech

APPROVED

24: Page 26/17 Fuel Tank – can this section include a min size for fuel tank cradle eg: 50x50x3mm
Moved: John Barwise
Seconded:

For –              Against –                  Abstained –             Tech to Clarify – Not required at this point. More investigation to follow.

25: Minimum size for rear firewall eg: 0.8mm steel.
Moved: John Barwise
Seconded:

For –              Against –                  Abstained –             Tech to Clarify

APPROVED

27: Pedal extensions allowed for shorter drivers *Safe Control*
Moved: Hunter Carey
Seconded:

For – 43                     Against – 2               Abstained –             Carried

Note: When required must be approved by Technical Committee for each individual.

APPROVED

28: (Supposed to be a motion)
Craig Templeton would like to discuss Engine Guidelines page 20 – 22 re: EL – AU valve springs and retainers.
Discussion held. Tech issue if parts become obsolete.
EL – AU to be able to run early style valve springs and retainers
Moved: Craig Templeton
Seconded: Mark Miles

For – 43                     Against – 2                           Abstained –             Carried

APPROVED

 

Window net mounting positions, needs to be clarified. Lots of cars have their window net mountings on the top of the roll cage (Nascar Bar) or on the outside of the roll cage, but still within the body.
Clarification is that the bottom window net mounting position be mounted no more than the centre of the top of the Nascar bar.

Window nets discussed as they are getting mounted further back. Perhaps look at a minimum measurement from the steering wheel to the window net (Tech Committee to define a measurement).

 Trevor Kuhne: Recommendation to allow the V8 (302 & 351 Windsor) Ford Motor into the BA Falcon to be in line with the Holden, approval to remain to have parity.
Mark Miles: asked about Cleveland 302 & 351 being included – No issues if the motors can be fitted without alterations.
Moved: Trevor Kuhne – To allow the V* (302 & 351 Windsor) Ford Motor into the BA Falcon to be in line with the Holden approval to remain to have parity.
Clevelands 302 & 351 being included – No issues if the motors – must not be altered to make engines fit.
Seconded: Mark Miles
Carried

Moved: Trevor Kuhne – Holden V8 engine conversion to later models. Measurement to be between 0mm to 125mm to be looked at for the Holden conversion. Once a measurement is defined it will be added to the book.
Seconded: Leigh Gooding
Carried

Look at sourcing after market engine mounts for the new engines.

Max Jones: proposed a minimum requirement for a seat mount bar work.
Document provided, wording and diagrams provided.
Discussion held – some options, not just the ones presented – Tech Committee to look at and discuss and add sizes etc.

Seat belt clamps bolted to the aluminium is not right. All seat belt mounts are to be steel and attached to the roll cage.

Trevor Kuhne: Recommendation that all legal sealed engines be dropped as there have been many issues with legal sealed engines.
Too many engines have been sealed as legal with faults.
Carried

Anne Gooding: After scrutineering yesterday (Standard Saloon Title) she has concerns about confiscating race gear. Is there anyway we can offer an alternative? – No as Tracks don’t always check gear so it would probably get used again.

Recommendation to allow Scrutineers to be able to daylight their own car – they are to be responsible for their own actions. To go to VSC. Approved

VSC Technical Updates – 16 January 2022

Date:  16 January 2022
O 22025

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS SGM/AGM MEETING:
Minutes of previous meeting SGM/AGM 20 June 2021

BUSINESS ARISING:
Max Jones: – Tech Minutes 10 Jan 2021
Moved: Andrew Lowe – As of 2021/2022 Season all Seat Belts, Window Nets and Helmets will comply with SFI 2 year expiry stipulation.
Seconded: Alan Barnes
Carried

Correction to above: Window nets and belts as of 2021/2022 season to comply with SFI 2 year expiry stipulation. Please note belts SFI tag if it has year of manufacture ie: 2021 then the belts expire at the end of 2023. if the belts have year and punch date ie: 2021 OCT 24 then the belts will expire 24 OCT 2023.

(As per following image).

Helmets are to comply with SFI 5 year expiry.

Inward Correspondence:
I:22002 – VSC – re Specification becoming live on website – Yes for updating safety issues and clarifications but not for changing specifications. Specification changes made after book meetings and approved by Tech and ratified by the VSC. – O:21011

I:22010 – J Verhoeven letter re Super Rod weight. Discussion held regarding changing specifications mid book meetings. John Verhoeven to follow up with Super Rod Committee re vote paperwork.
Moved: John Verhoeven Subject to the Super Rod Committee providing the minutes and votes of the poll that the weight in the Super Rod specification book be lowered to 850 kgs with driver.
Seconded: Max Jones
Carried – Once paperwork received to go to the VSC Committee to approve any change.

I:22012 – R Tatterson email with new Tech Rep details for Divi 2’s – Troy Hutchison

I:22017 – VSC Letter response to PTO option on daylights – system does not allow for 2 pages to be uploaded an alternative is if a car has minor issues that are required to be rectified the PTO to be noted on daylight sheet and Scrutineer too keep a copy. If an issue arises or ongoing it can be checked against original daylight sheet. – Note on daylight page and Scrutineer to keep copy for referral if required.

I:22020 – A Young email re 2” belts – Allan Barnes – this is already in all books. FIA have approved 2 inch belts if used in conjunction with an head and neck restraint.

I:22023 – VSC December 2021 minutes – Tech reps who have not become Scrutineers will need to be removed as a Tech Rep. Letter to be sent to Tech Reps that are not scrutineers. Not required to scrutineer cars but are to go through the Scrutineer requirements as they need to understand the processes.

 

Outward Correspondence:
O:21003 – Resent Notice to registered owners re Divi 2 Hot Rods book meeting to be held 22 July 2021. – cancelled again

O:21006 – Letter to J Barwise re I:22005 – the handbrake assembly mechanism can be removed but cannot change rear end and can use interchangeable parts.

O:21007 – Letter to M Davis re the use of fibreglass panels – Fibreglass panels can be used on Std saloons.

O:21011 – Letter to VSC re specification books becoming live documents on VSC website – safety and clarifications updated as required and other specification rule changes as per specification book meetings. – VSC approved I:22002

O:21012 – Letter to G Charles re I:22011 – FIA 8855-1999 and FIA 8862 – 2009 are still current with a 5 year from date of manufacture life span. FIA 8855-2021 has a 10 year life span from date of manufacture. Seats should only be mounted using inbuilt manufacturers mounting points and containment style seats are recommended.

O:21014 – Notice re Tech Committee meeting to be held 16 January 2022

O:21015 – Notice to Std Saloon registered owners re Specification Book Meeting to be held 6 Feb 2022. Agenda items to be returned by 7 January 2022.

 

General Business:
Phil Jenkins –
on behalf of Don Golding – All classes with engine restrictions require blue seals and sealing points. Needs to be in all books

Seats in Ltd Sportsman – are to follow the letter below as sent to Ltd Sportsman owners and Tech Updates 5/11/20. To be amended in specification book once it is live on VSC website.

Moved: Trevor Kuhne – Standard Saloons are permitted to use Koni, Bilstein etc shockers/struts as per manufacturer specification for correct model until 30 June 2022.
Seconded: John Verhoeven
Carried

VSC Technical Updates – 20 June 2021

Date:  20 June 2021

BUSINESS ARISING:
Max Jones:
Helmet inspection form – was used as an inspection prior to painting, no longer used as SFI do not approve painting of helmets – form is obsolete

Inward Correspondence:
I:21048 – John Barwise – Std Saloon rear brake drag query – Letter to be sent to J Barwise advising him that the handbrake assembly mechanism can be removed but cannot change rear end and can use interchangeable parts.
I:21059 – VSC re letter from Daniel Mills – Getting out of cars within 30 seconds, Tech agrees that it should be addressed across all classes as it is not just an open-wheel class issue.

GENERAL BUSINESS:
Moved:
Andrew Lowe – That all VSC specifications books become a live document on the website – safety and clarifications updated as need be and other rule changes as per specification meetings. If changes are made Clubs that are affected to be notified. Change valid once it is on the VSC website.
Seconded:
Max Jones
Carried

Phil Jenkins: 2″ seat belts creeping in – sprintcars are using them, maybe we should look at it – Allan Barnes to check the FIA specifications on belts. In rules FIA do not have a latch belt – to check re 2 inch and latch etc belts. If there are concerns regarding safety updates will addressed.
Head Reps – how do we elect these positions. VSC passed that Reps be scrutineers or become a scrutineer. – Currrent Head Tech Rep of each class to recommend a replacement when they move on.

Andrew Lowe: School, do we make exceptions regarding schools for this season – YES – looking at a school for next year due to COVID restrictions.

Damien Falkingham: A few Super Rod drivers concerned about weight and amount of ballast. Super rods to take their concerns to their SGM/AGM and send back result to Tech as the Super Rods believe they are safety concerns. A driver referendum of 75% agreed required to make a change as a safety issue. To be addressed at the Super Rod SGM / AGM then determined at the next Tech meeting.

Max Jones: Ratchet seat tensioners – they are ok as they have SFI approval

Last minutes tail shaft loops not comprehensive – Any wire or chain tailshaft loops must be fitted with a plate that is fitted between the loop on the top of tunnel min size 40 mm wide 3mm thick floor to floor and must follow the contours of the tunnel. The loop must be secured to the plate and the plate to be secured to the tunnel. NO pop rivets or tek screws.

Rear spreader bar – curved ones – Rear spreader bar to be positioned between roll cage legs and can be bent to clear tunnel. To be braced from bar to roll cage min 25mm CHS. The spreader bar must remain straight, cannot be bent forward or rearward. If need be internal panels can be removed to accommodate bar work. The tunnel can be modified providing there is clearance for tailshaft. Any holes in tunnel must be covered with metal plate.

New age roll cage used in Speedway Aust for sports sedans.
Moved: Max Jones – That the VSC adopt the new age roll cage as an option to the Sport Sedan Class
Seconded: Allan Barnes
Carried

Daylight books – Speedway Aust have a section on their daylight sheet – if there is a problem with the car it is written in the logbook when issued and to be addressed prior to racing, Scrutineer to write it on the back of VSC daylight and add PTO on front of daylight. If daylight has PTO then registration cannot be issued without the back of the daylight received by the Licencing Secretary. When new daylight books are ordered add a section at front bottom of daylight page. Scrutineers need to be made aware before daylighting begins.

Moved: Allan Barnes – Plastic, fibreglass or composite seats must have an SFI compliant attachment as of 1 July 2021.
Seconded: Colin Campton
Carried

VSC Technical Updates – 10 January 2021

Date: 10 January 2021

Tailshaft loops with tunnels was raised, when using a cable, a flat metal reinforcing strap 45 x 3 for cable or chain over the floor. Cable to be secured to reinforcing strap.
To be within 150mm of the universal joint.
As of 2021/2022 Season
Moved: Max Jones
Seconded: Alan Barnes
Carried

Inward Correspondence:
I:20034 – Email enquiry HQ, HJ, LH Torana. If he has a turbo pattern 308 can he put a muncie manual behind it and can he run a 308 (mock SLR 5000) in the LH Torana. Answer Holden to Holden, Ford to Ford.
I:20035 – Email from Adam Holt re cage enquiry of cages he built. – the cage discussed was long and as per specifications (roll cage section), an extra bar was required for the cage to be compliant. Adam Holt is now aware of the specification requirement. Discussion held, and the rule is to remain the same.
I:20043 – Email from Joshua Kokshoorn seeking clarification re inlet manifold carburettor combination. (Wants to run a Webber on an Ecotec engine. Can attempt to do it but doubt it will work) The man who built the eco flow manifold tried it with no success.

Outward Correspondence:
O:048 – Notice to Limited Sportsman drivers re cockpit driver-side access contravening specification rule 6 – no part of the opening shall exceed 510mm measured vertically. In the event that is the case with your car, it will be permitted to run providing a purpose-built proprietary full containment seat is fitted to give extra side protection to the driver.

GENERAL BUSINESS:
Helmet Inspection Form:
The form should state that the helmet is not damaged (Structurally and free of damage), not approved to paint. (Manufacturer should ok a helmet to be painted) No more approvals. all in favour.

Fuel lines under roll cages. No.

Mechanical fuel pressure gauges mounted inside the cabin. A car with a tap can only have that connection. All others must not be in the cabin.

Belts and window nets. The expiry date is the expiry date. This is an SFI Stipulation.

All 2-year belts and window nets with expiry tags must not be cut or altered. (This is Misrepresentation).

Moved: Andrew Lowe – As of the 2021/2022 Season all Seat Belts, Window Nets and Helmets will comply with SFI 2 year expiry stipulation.
Seconded: Alan Barnes
Carried

Phil Jenkins: Safety gear sheet to be updated for next season.

Max Jones: New SSA type approved cage are getting more popular. Do we look at adopting this new roll cage?
Have to accept the tubing size as an option. This way we can dual register the cars with the new cages.
Technical Committee to investigate this season to be implemented next season.

Alan Barnes: Variances in roll cages (Long & Short)
To be looked at (Perhaps a measurement from A-Pillar to B-Pillar) or a seat measurement.
GOS and Sports Sedans have a 200mm maximum from the door pillar to the end of the cage.
Uprights need to be looked at and checked to be correct also.

Notice to Limited Sportsman Drivers re Driver Access - 5 November 2020

5 November 2020
O:048

NOTICE
LIMITED SPORTSMAN OWNERS

It has been noted on many Limited Sportsman chassis, the cockpit driver-side access contravenes the highlighted section of specification rule 6:

Side opening (window) not to exceed 910mm x 510mm. Full vertical bar permitted but must be fitted in a manner to offer protection to the driver, or optional bars as per drawing may be used, but no part of the opening shall exceed 510mm measured vertically.

In the event that this is the case with your car, it will be permitted to run providing a purpose-built proprietary full containment seat is fitted to give extra side protection to the driver.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jenkins
Technical Secretary

VSC Technical Updates - 8 March 2020

Date: 8 March 2020

I:2022 – #3 need to clarify re denting bonnet – strengthening brace can be removed or bonnet dented for air cleaner clearance only.

I:20028 – VSC February Minutes – Letter from VSC to Max Jones regarding checking safety gear, if it is not compliant it will be confiscated and if the driver wants the gear returned it will be a $1000 fine and 12-month suspension.
Drivers need to be aware when they present their race bag everything in it is checked and compliant.

Unlimited Title at Drouin – random head clearance checks were done on all classes and 13 drivers did not comply with the 50mm clearance. If car/driver head clearance with a helmet on does not comply the driver/car will not be eligible to compete until rectified.
Drivers need to be aware that this is a head and neck safety issue.

Outward Correspondence:
O:026 – Notice to all Engine Sealers outlining their requirements for sealing engines and that they are required to send a copy of the sealing sheet to Tech. Engines are not deemed to be sealed until a copy of the sealing sheet is received by Tech.

O:030 – Letter to Garry Severs re the use of titanium in VSC Sprintcars. A moderate use of titanium is acceptable i.e.: bolts/brackets etc. Major components if identified will be considered illegal and penalties will apply.

General Business:
Trevor Kuhne:
Std Saloon AU presented with a Windsor engine with altered extractors.
There is no problem with having the Windsor but fitment must be made without alterations or modification. 7-day work order in logbook and Trevor Kuhne to take Anne and Leigh Gooding to view the modification so as to be aware of the changes when car is represented at next race meeting.

Leigh Gooding: Seat inserts – what can they be made of, can it be a plastic bag foam filled.
Inserts must be non pliable and yes you can use a bag with compliant foam only if it fits in the seat properly.

Allan Barnes: At next school need to discuss – Tailshaft loops on some cars are too far forward – look at strengthening tunnel where cable runs for next season.

Phil Jenkins: Discussion held on curved dash bar work. Not acceptable, the driver is willing to change it for the beginning of next year.

Rod Meakins: There seems to be some drivers presenting falsified tags on race gear. Need to be a bit more vigilant with the tags.

Notice to All Engine Sealers re Sealing Engines – 27 December 2019

Due to a non-compliant engine being sealed it was determined at the last Technical Committee Meeting held on 15 December to remind Engine Sealers of your responsibilities as an engine sealer.

If you are unable to source a compliant part you are to contact Tech to verify and for approval or the engine cannot be sealed as a legal engine.

When an engine sealing form is completed, a copy of the form is to be forwarded to Tech within 7 days of completion.

If Tech does not receive a copy of the form the engine is deemed not to be sealed. Tech must have a copy of the form on file.

I have attached a copy of the form for you.

 

Regards

Lynne Jenkins
Technical Secretary

VSC Technical Updates - 15 December 2019

VSC September Minutes: Marcus Reddecliffe asked if random diff checks can be carried out – he was told that they can. There was a query re GV cars licencing and registrations – not VSC concern and they are required to supply their own officials.

VSC October Minutes: Sport Sedan B Pillar in book had 150 mm has been rectified to 200mm.

Scrutineers to check head clearance compliance with driver in car with helmet on.

If car faults are found they are to be written in logbooks to be fixed. If not fixed the car is not to race until it is compliant. Too many items are coming to the VSC and Tech meetings that should have been dealt with at tracks.

Spear plate: It should state steel in the book and should not change it for one car as it is a change of specification that should be addressed at the next book meeting. At this point in time, all cars have a 3mm steel plate welded in.

Std Saloons:
1. Fuel lines inside cab over or under barwork – fuel lines and electrical to be inside barwork.
2. Accelerator pedal mounting in BA for Junior driver as the original pedal is not strong enough for extensions- To be in original position – needs to be in the engine section of book – BA, FG, VE the pedal to be in original position.
3. How much of bonnet can be skun out especially for V6 Holden air cleaner – strengthening brace can be removed or bonnet dented to obtain clearance.
4. The rear firewall spreader, can it be in the cab and or in the boot? Can it be used to mount the fuel tank – can be either and can use as a fuel tank mount.
5: Book says foot protection bar to be filled. Does it have to be on the outside of the cage? – doesn’t matter where placed whether in or outside – fits better on inside and must be securely attached.
6. Main hoop. How far behind the B pillar can it be mounted and does it have to be vertical? – To be attached to main hoop and vertical.
7. Can scattershield be mounted under the floor? Also book says it must be fixed to floor and or firewall? – must be fixed to floor – to clarify braced to rollcage – will look into the wording for this.
8. Can fibreglass doors be mounted over old doors the same as rear quarters and front guards – original or fibreglass not both.

Clarification memo re Ltd Sportsman roof numbers – not in book – 300mm x 300 mm square black with white numbers – to go in book.

Doing a daylight you may not see car again and the faults do not get fixed. – PTO on front of daylight sheet with faults written on the back of daylight. Daylight sheet and faults to be put on first page of logbook by Licencing Secretary prior to sending logbook out.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lynne Jenkins
Technical Secretary

VSC Technical Meeting Minutes - 15 December 2019

Date: 15 December 2019
Time: The Chairman Phil Jenkins declared the meeting opened at 10.10 a.m.
Place: Bike Club Rooms
Address: Spotswood

ATTENDANCE: Allan Barnes, Colin Campton, Don Golding, Phil Jenkins, Lynne Jenkins, Max Jones, Trevor Kuhne, Rob Tatterson, John Verhoeven, Anne Gooding, Scott Whittle

APOLOGIES: Damien Falkingham , Peter Worthy

OBSERVERS: Robyn Johnson, Lynne Jones, Leigh Gooding

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING: Minutes of previous meeting 8 September 2019 were read.                                                                                         

BUSINESS ARISING:
Moved: Trevor Kuhne
Seconded: Colin Campton  that the previous minutes of 8 September 2019 be accepted.

INWARD CORRESPONDENCE:
I:20018. VSC September Minutes – Marcus Reddecliffe asked if random diff checks can be carried out – he was told that they can. There was a query re GV cars licencing and registrations – not VSC concern and they are required to supply their own officials.
I:20019. Email from Garry Severs re Scrutineer queries. – has been dealt with.
I:20020. VSC October Minutes  – Sport Sedan B Pillar in book had 150 mm has been rectified to 200mm.
I:20021. VSC November Minutes
I:20022. Email from Leigh & Anne Gooding re Std Saloons – emailed to Trevor Kuhne & Allan Barnes – to be discussed in Gen Business
I:20023. Email from Allan Barnes re I:20022
I:20024. Email from Daniel Stewart re anti spear plate – to be discussed in Gen Business.
I:20025. Letter from Craig Templeton re engine sealing – to be discussed in Gen Business.

OUTWARD CORRESPONDENCE:
O:017. Combined School info and Tech Minutes
O:018. Letter emailed to Joshua Aston re his Big Tyre enquiry.
O:019. Letter emailed to Tom McDonald re his floor modification enquiry.
O:020. Letter to Stephen Douglas re engine check.
O:021. Letter to Stephen Douglas confirming Class Reps require engine is to be checked.
O:022. Letter to Craig Templeton re engine sealing
O:023. Notice to Head Reps re Tech Meeting.
O:024. Letters between Stephen Douglas, Phil Jenkins and Trevor Kuhne re engine check.
Moved: Allan Barnes
Seconded: Max Jones that all correspondence be accepted.

GENERAL BUSINESS:
Phil Jenkins: Information received that Vicky Price had an accident and there is some concern that there may not be compliant head/helmet clearance – Inform Nyora to have scrutineers check clearance with Vicky in the car with helmet on and to check helmet for any possible defects. Phil to contact Andy Young.

Spoke to Jock Baker re two piece wheel in Ltd Sportsman – informed him approved spun alloy proprietory wheel as per specifications.

I:20024 Daniel Stewart Letter re Spear plate: It should state steel in the book and should not change it for one car as it is a change of specification that should be addressed at the next book meeting. At this point of time all cars have a 3mm steel plate welded in. Daniel has been informed.

Leigh Gooding: I:20022

  1. Fuel lines inside cab over or under barwork – fuel lines and electrical to be inside barwork.
  2. Accelerator pedal mounting in BA for Junior driver as the original pedal is not strong enough for extensions – To be in original position – needs to be in engine section of book – BA, FG, VE the pedal to be in original position.
  3. How much of bonnet can be skun out especially for V6 Holden air cleaner – strengthening brace can be removed or bonnet dented to obtain clearance.
  4. The rear firewall spreader, can it be in the cab and or in the boot? Can it be used to mount the fuel tank – can be either and can use as a fuel tank mount.
  5. Book says foot protection bar to be filled. Does it have to be on the outside of the cage? – doesn’t matter where placed whether in or outside – fits better on inside and must be securely attached.
  6. Main hoop. How far behind the B pillar can it be mounted and does it have to be vertical? – To be attached to main hoop and vertical.
  7. Can scattershield be mounted under the floor? Also book says it must be fixed to floor and or firewall? – must be fixed to floor – to clarify braced to rollcage – will look into the wording for this.
  8. Can fibreglass doors be mounted over old doors the same as rear quarters and front guards – original or fibreglass not both.

Don Golding: Shoulder belts – size for brackets to be addressed.
Battery base welded at floor and rollcage – not to be welded to floor or bolted.

Phil Jenkins: Trevor Kuhne found that Steve Douglas had incorrect pistons – Phil Jenkins has checked and it has been rectified. He purchased car with a legally sealed engine. The engine builder was not able to acquire the pistons listed and acquired pistons as close to required as possible and completed the sealing sheet with the ones that he put in but they were not as per the rules and Tech was not contacted.
Craig Templeton send a letter stating that he should have contacted Tech to clarify and he understands that in hindsight he should have contacted Tech and moving forward he will not seal an engine that is not compliant even though he did put the correct details on the form.
Discussion held and it was determined that Craig had not made any false statements as he did include the information on the sealing sheet and as a result a letter to be sent informing him that any previous engines sealed are now deemed not to be and require rechecking and sealing. Any further issues sourcing parts he is to contact Tech for approval and if there are any further incorrect engines he will have his ability to seal VSC engines removed.
Letters to be sent to owners of previous sealed engines to have them checked and resealed.
Send notice to all engine sealers to remind them if there is any problem sourcing parts to contact Tech.

Don Golding:

  1. Clarification memo re Ltd Sportsman roof numbers – not in book – 300mm x 300 mm square black with white numbers – to go in book.
  2. Jock Baker spoke to Peter Worthy re having a spaceframe with a bigger opening on right side – like a chicken wing – he is asking for a bigger opening – Don to have Jock send a letter and photo’s.

Rob Tatterson: Seeking name and address of where to send Divi 2 computers – they sent to Qld and they have been sealed as street stocks –Phil Jenkins to get address to Rob.
Asked if there any diff check tools as he was looking for one to use in his area – Allan Barnes to get one to Rob.

Colin Campton: Saw a VSC Sport Sedan with a rear spreader bar approx 200 mm higher than it should be – driver has been told to put another bar underneath. It needs to be logged and fixed.

Allan Barnes: Marshall’s from Bendigo – spreader bar bends are in the wrong place and not braced properly – log and fix.

Max Jones:

  1. Doing a daylight you may not see car again and the faults do not get fixed. – P.T.O. on daylight sheet and faults to be put on first page of logbook by Licencing Secretary prior to sending logbook out.
  2. New roll cage specs coming into SSA do we have it as an option for VSC Sports Sedans. – to be addressed later in the season.
  3. Divi 2 are they mono or chassis – Rob Tatterson stated they are both – Max feels it is confusing for scrutineers – is it possible to put mono or chassis in logbooks?
  4. What happens in regard to penalties re safety gear that is non-compliant. – take it and if they require it back an infringement applies.

Phil Jenkins: Will be asking the VSC when printing logbooks to have the pages numbered and scutineer name and number added to each page.

Noticed a mini hoist – it was on uneven ground and rocking – need to use ramps with hoist – need to discuss further.

Anne Gooding: While scrutineering at Bainsdale noticed that there was not a name on the drivers side. – Name required on roof above driver door or sunvisor 50mm lettering – can have drivers name above door and nickname on visor.

Lynne Jenkins: Notice to be sent to all scrutineers re new scrutineer shirts.

There being no further business the – MEETING CLOSED: at 12.55 p.m.

VSC ECE 22-05 Helmet Info - 11 November 2019

Compliance with ECE 22-05 means it is marked in accordance with Clause 5.1.9 of ECE 22-05

This requires a label sewn onto the chinstrap (‘retention system’) that carries quite specific (and very informative) information.


The label above is an example of a compliance label for ECE 22-05
In the circle it shows ‘E11’
E11 = United Kingdom
i.e. this helmet was homologated by the British government.

Of interest, this is a ‘flip up’ helmet that achieved homologation as BOTH an open face and full-face; the chin-bar can rotate to a locked position at the rear and does not form a ‘protrusion’.

Critical information is easily decoded from 050113 P/J – 553863 as seen on the label above.
Below are shown the codes, their meaning and the clauses of ECE 22-05

The above tells us who to contact for full compliance test details of THIS helmet (for proof of design and proof of production reliability).
The Batch Test Control Number links THIS helmet to the particular production batch it came from and the batch tests for that batch. It’s under regulatory control.

If it doesn’t have the chin-strap tag with the above details, it’s not UN/ECE 22-05 compliant, despite any other labels.

On some ECE helmets, the label is behind a sheathing over the chin strap. To read the label, the sheathing can be pushed back while holding the strap with the other hand.

E numbers

1 Germany 22 The Russian Federation
2 France 23 Greece
3 Italy 24 Ireland
4 The Netherlands 25 Croatia
5 Sweden 26 Slovenia
6 Belgium 27 Slovakia
7 Hungary 28 Belarus
8 Czech Republic 29 Estonia
9 Spain 30 vacant
10 Yugoslavia 31 Bosnia and Herzegovina
11 United Kingdom 32 Latvia
12 Austria 33 vacant
13 Luxembourg 34 Bulgaria
14 Switzerland 35 vacant
15 vacant 36 Lithuania
16 Norway 37 Turkey
17 Finland 38 vacant
18 Denmark 39 Azerbaijan
19 Romania 40 former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Poland 41 vacant
21 Portugal    

Below, IS NOT an ECE 22-05 compliance label

DRAFT OF UPDATED HELMET SECTION

HELMET:
Driver must wear an approved and correctly fitting helmet. The helmet must meet minimum standard AS 1698, Snell M, SA, SAH 2010(To end of 2020), Snell M, SA, SAH 2015, SNELL EA2016, Snell M, SA, SAH 2020 or ECE 22-05 (If it doesn’t have the chin-strap tag with the correct details it’s not UN/ECE 22-05 compliant, despite any other labels.) and pass inspection by the Scrutineer or Technical Committee.

SFI suggested helmet life is four years. However, if the helmet has signs of misuse, neglect or damage Scrutineer will note the helmet serial number in the logbook. If the helmet is found in use Chief Steward is to be notified under Rule 6.2. Chin cups are not permitted. Inspection and approval from Technical Committee to be obtained before painting.

VSC Technical Updates - 8 September 2019

Letter to VSC re scrutineering non VSC classes – if the non VSC class does not have a scrutineer in attendance – the VSC Scrutineer requires approval from the other governing body as the VSC would give to a non VSC Scrutineer. The Scrutineer would then do a general safety check and the Steward would sign off on the logbook.

Phil Jenkins: Asked Andrew Lowe re 3 or 5 uprights on the rear nerf bar of Mini Sprints – it was determined 3 minimum.
It was determined that proprietary carbon fibre seats are permitted.
Discussed with Ltd Sportsman Tech Reps – are they to have compulsory compliance seals – discussed and agreed yes.
Cars using 3rd arm rear suspension tail shaft loop do not need to go completely around the shaft, the bottom can be left open if space is limited, but the tail shaft must not be able to escape through the bottom in the case of a universal failure or crash – to be added to the book.

Don Golding: Seat belt expiry – within the VSC there is no expiry, it is based on condition. If the manufacturer has an end date on the belt then that end date is to be enforced.

David Walton: Bolt-on spacers or adaptors require stud sizes.
To be clarified – 1/2″ studs to be used on all wheels and wheel adaptors across the board for classes using spacers or adaptors.

VSC Technical Updates - 2 June 2019

Still too many seats including containment seats coming through without correct head support bracing. Scrutineers to keep an eye on this and address where required.

Allan Barnes: Sedan Books excluding Std Saloons, old diagram – bar work for fuel tanks – new diagrams with above, below, or above and below bar work to be changed in all books. Fuel protection Barwork central vertical intrusion bar to be min 25mm x 3mm to be fitted mandatory as of season 19/20. New diagrams to be added to all sedan class specification books.

Rear fuel tank protection bar diagram 1

Rear fuel tank protection bar diagram 2

Rear fuel tank protection bar diagram 3

Rear fuel tank protection bar diagram 4

Don Golding: Ltd Sporty Title – engine seals, had to put on 18 seals. They were sent letters prior to title re putting seals on prior to Title.
Except for open engine classes, all other classes are to have the blue requirement seals. Where the sump is sealed must have a min of 2 sealing points. Sump to be sealed through two adjacent sump pan bolts or one seal on either side of sump to the engine block.
Drivers Apparel atrocious – doing spot checks and disgraceful. Steward asking a couple after each race to be checked. Confiscate, if they want it returned there will be a fine and suspension.

Max Jones: Website, window nets must have SFI – brought in a couple of Tech minutes ago but not in minutes – Lynne to check and bring it back to Tech and VSC to approve.
It is in the 20 Jan 2019 Tech minutes and was ratified at the VSC Feb meeting.

Trevor Kuhne: 2 cars to check on 15 June. Safety gear is an issue at titles. The quality of cars is pretty good but the issues go back to daylighting.

VSC Technical Updates - 10 March 2019

1. The VSC discussed Family daylighting cars have decided to leave it as it is – no Family to daylight cars.

2. There seems to be a common fault – head brace missing at top of the seat – scrutineers to be aware of this when checking cars.

3. Divi 2 current computer sealer will not seal Fords. Phil Jenkins has sourced a sealer in QLD and Colin Sands of the VSC Sprintcars has agreed to supply seals.

4. IRS diff in standard Saloon VS Holden Commodore is accepted.

5. Head and neck restraints must be checked for current compliance. The minimum current date is 2010.

6. Allan Barnes to go over the Unlimited book again and forward to Lynne Jenkins to forward to add to the VSC website.

7. Scrutineers to scrutineer different classes as a way to broaden their knowledge of classes. Scrutineers are required in the Western District. John Potter is finishing up this year and with John not being available that will leave a big hole to fill in the area. If you know of anyone that would be interested contact Tech and we can get a form out to them.

8. A breakdown of Title Reports to be done and send to Scrutineers regarding faults found while scrutineering at Titles. Scrutineers are to ensure they daylight and check safety gear for current compliance. Drivers attending Titles believe their car and safety gear is correct only to find that they may not be. The drivers are left feeling they have been let down when the car or safety gear is not compliant.

VSC Wheel Spacer And Wheel Adaptor Specification – 20 January 2019

Wheel spacers to a maximum width of 51mm must use the correct fitting wheel, studs, nuts and spacer.

Wheel adaptors must use the correct fitting wheel, studs, nuts and adaptor.

(Adaptor uses studs in axle to attach the adaptor to the axle and another set of studs in the adaptor to attach the wheel to adaptor  no wide 5 type adaptors permitted.)

Spacer and adaptor can not be used together.

Wheel fitted with spacer or adaptor must have wheel studs a minimum of 10mm past the outer face of the wheel nut.

Wheels without spacers or adaptors may use the standard correct fitting wheel, wheel studs and nuts without 10mm past the outer face of the wheel nut.

Where spacers or adaptors are used studs are to be 12mm minimum.

VSC Technical Updates - 20 January 2019

O:032

VSC November 2018 Minutes – Tech Section re Sports Sedans and Divi 2 losing wheels at race meeting – SAFETY ISSUE 50mm spacer maximum above 50mm spacer require an adaptor – cannot use both. Where spacers are used 12mm minimum studs to be used. Book/s to be amended by Allan Barnes once ratified by VSC.

Car numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 70, 80 & 90 are permitted, this does not include 0 by itself or in front of another number, 0 in front of a number requires VSC approval.

Copies of incomplete daylight sheets from licencing – All Scrutineers are to ensure daylight sheets are completed correctly. Type and Model of the car is to be put on the sheet as well as Section 1 a) Type/Make and carby info. These are items that are written in the logbook and are required. If they are not complete the sheet will be sent back which in turn delays the registration of cars.

Re bonnet/boot pins – all bonnet and boot pins to be quick release without the use of tools.

VS Commodore, independent suspension is this permitted. Aware the Acclaim may not be a base model, need to check further and how many cars would be affected. Investigate further to make a decision for next season.

Will owner/drivers be notified of the change to specification quorums. When notices go out to registered owner drivers for book meetings it will include for the book meeting to be valid a min of 30% of registered owners if under 30 cars and if over 30 cars the min number of attendees is to be 15. If these numbers are not met the book will remain as is with the exception of safety issues.

1. Ltd Sportsman redirect mount hubs – the class is to comply with current wheel and stud specifications as per the current specification book.
2. Ltd Sportsman Manifolds – some drivers are putting a vane inside of manifold which is not a problem but they have been drilling externally then welding. Reminder to drivers that they are not to modify the external facing of the manifold and drilling is a modification. The ones that have been done will be permitted to run until the specification book meeting. Adding the vane is not illegal but how it is being implemented is. Letter sent to owners.
3. Parcel shelf cut out of standard saloon – the parcel shelf is to be put back in.

A discussion was held about window nets and it is recommended for next season that SFI Window Nets are to be used.

Sedan classes – some drivers are using round-headed cap screws instead of coach bolts in the rub rails. – Round-headed cap screws are high tensile and may be 10mm and used as an option – Allan Barnes to add to books.

Tech Minutes 17 June 2018
Fuel Tank straps in all sedan classes to be steel straps 25mm x 3mm minimum up to 32 litres and 25mm x 6mm minimum for 33 litres to 60 litres fuel tanks as per specs – no chains. Allan Barnes – to alter all books and to go onto the VSC website.

VSC Technical Committee Meeting Minutes - 20 January 2019

Date: 20 January 2019

Time: Chairman Phil Jenkins declared the meeting opened at 10:15 am
Place: Newport Braybrook Bike Clubrooms
Address: Corner The Avenue and Cullen Street, Spotswood

Attendance: Damien Falkingham, Allan Barnes, Colin Campton, Jason Heaney, Trevor Kuhne, Phil Jenkins, Max Jones, Aaron Meakins, Don Golding, Lynne Jenkins

Apologies: Andrew Lowe

Observers: Robyn Johnson, Lynne Jones, Ann Golding

Minutes Of Previous Meeting: Minutes of the previous meeting on 11 November 2018 were read by attendees.

Business Arising:
Damien Falkingham advised that John Potter will now be the Tech Rep at the Super Rod Title.

Moved: Allan Barnes that the previous minutes of 11 November 2018 be accepted.
Seconded: Damien Falkingham

Inward Correspondence:
I:019 – Email from Anne Gooding requesting daylight book for John Dike Snr – Sent
I:020 – Hamilton Combined School minutes and sign on sheets
I:021 – VSC 1200 Jr book from Allan Barnes to send to Aaron Meakins – sent 28/11/18 Aaron Meakins stated that it is now on the VSC website.
I:022 – VSC November 2018 Minutes – Tech Section re Sports Sedans and Divi 2 losing wheels at race meeting – SAFETY ISSUE 50mm spacer maximum above 50mm spacer require an adaptor – cannot use both. Where spacers are used 12mm minimum studs to be used. book/s to be amended by Allan once ratified by VSC.
Car numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 70, 80 & 90 are permitted, this does not include 0 by itself or in front of another number, 0 in front of a number requires VSC approval.
I:023 – Message and photo from Greg Williams re spreader bar. addressed by Phil Jenkins and Trevor Kuhne.
I:024 – VSC Formula book from Allan Barnes to go on the website – Sent to Aaron Meakins and now on site.
I:025 – Copies of incomplete daylight sheets from licencing – All Scrutineers are to ensure daylight sheets are completed correctly. Type and Model of the car are to be put on the sheet as well as Section 1 a) Type/Make and carby info. These are items that are written in the logbook and are required. If they are not complete the sheet will be sent back which in turn delays the registration of cars. Highlighted copies will be sent to the scrutineers of the sheets received so as to show the missing required information.
I:026 – Letter from Zac Swanston requesting consideration regarding the front spreader bar in Sports Sedans to be allowed to follow the line of firewall and be 300mm forward of the front roll cage leg. – This issue has been discussed in depth previously There is no reason Zac cannot have the bar work as requested but he is required to follow the current bar rule as well. The VSC spreader bar rule is for side impact.
I:027 – Received 2 daylight sheets from the VSC the Scrutineer has obviously daylighted a family member’s cars but with other peoples names on the daylights, one will be sent back by the VSC as the person named on the daylight is known not to be a member of the club stated on the form. – A letter to be sent to the Scrutineer involved.
The Technical Committee after a lengthy discussion due to the issues in the availability of Scrutineers in some areas will put to the VSC that Scrutineers be able to daylight family cars. If any family car is found to have Daylighting faults the Scrutineer WILL be downgraded. On racedays you are not to scrutineer your own or family car with the exception if there is no other scrutineer available. To trial for 12 months.
The VSC discussed and decided that the current rule remain as is – A Scrutineer is not to daylight Family cars.

Outward Correspondence:
O:015 – Letter to Scott Whittle – clarifying the previous letter sent 24th Sept 18.
O:016 – Letter to Brenndon Croucher re bonnet/boot pins – all bonnet and boot pins to be quick release without the use of tools.
O:017 – Tech items from 11 Nov 18 meeting sent to Scott Berry to put on VSC website – Tech section. – on website
O:018 – Email sent to Andrew Lowe – re Mini Sprints class reps.
O:019 – Emailed to all Scrutineers, VSC and Scott Berry for website – Class Reps list, updated safety gear sheet, 11 Nov 18 Tech Minutes.
O:019 – Emailed the above items and the VSC October Minutes to Tech Reps.
O:020 – Emailed VSC Formula book to Aaron Meakins to have put on VSC website – Done.
O:021 – Posted daylight book to John Dike Snr.
O:022 – Gave VSC 1200 Jr specification book to Aaron Meakins.
O:023 – Letter to John Verhoeven thanking him for the valuable service he has given to speedway and the Technical Committee. It is unfortunate that the actions and disrespect of the minority can cost a respective class and speedway in general, a representative with a wealth of experience and knowledge.
O:024 – Notice to Head Tech Reps re Tech Meeting 20 January 2019.
O:025 – Emailed Tech updates to Scott Berry to place on the VSC website Tech section – Done.
O:026 – Letter to Greg Williams re spreader bar fitment.
Moved: Allan Bares that all correspondence be accepted.
Seconded: Trevor Kuhne

GENERAL BUSINESS:
Phil Jenkins:
Greg Williams – VS Commodore, independent suspension is this permitted.
Aware the Acclaim may not be a base model, need to check further and how many cars would be affected. Investigate further to make a decision for next season.

Max Jones: Will owner/drivers be notified of the change to specification quorums.
When notices go out to registered owner drivers for book meetings it will include for the book meeting to be valid a min of 30% of registered owners if under 30 cars and if over 30 cars the min number of attendees is to be 15. If these numbers are not met the book will remain as is with the exception of safety issues.

Don Golding: 1. Ltd Sportsman re direct mount hubs – the class is to comply with current wheel and stud specifications as per the current specification book.
2. Ltd Sportsman Manifolds – some drivers are putting a vane inside of manifold which is not a problem but they have been drilling externally then welding. Reminder to drivers that they are not to modify the external facing of the manifold and drilling is a modification. The ones that have been done will be permitted to run until the specification book meeting. Adding the vane is not illegal but how it is being implemented is.
Letter to go to Ltd Sportsman owner/drivers.
3. Parcel shelf cut out of standard saloon – spoke to Trevor Kuhne and was advised that the parcel shelf was to be put back in.

A discussion was held about window nets and it is recommended for next season that SFI Window Nets are to be used.

Damien Falkingham: Where are the drilling points for the requirement seals for the Super Rod Title night – cylinder head, timing cover. Add in specification book when a new book is done.

Allan Barnes: Issue with a diff at Swan Hill. Checked it every way possible and gave the driver the opportunity to take it away and remove brakes and the diff tool still would not drop. Brad Hill spoke to Russell Hill by phone saying that Allan Barnes had said he was cheating, when Allan spoke to Russell Hill he stated that he never said that Brad was cheating only that the diff was not passing the check. Allan had tried all ways but it is a pass/fail test and unfortunately in this instance, it was a fail. Allan Barnes offered for Brad to change the diff but he decided to put it on the trailer and go. Some of the members of Swan Hill mentioned to Allan Barnes regarding the negative and not acceptable narrative on Facebook – Allan told the Members that they were not to worry about it as the VSC would deal with it if they felt it warranted it.

Colin Campton: NIL

Jason Heaney: Has been asked about the 2 race meetings prior to running in a Title – Aaron Meakins explained that the 2 race meeting criteria had been dropped but the driver must have competed within the Class.

Trevor Kuhne: Enquiring as to whether Tech is happy to use Phil Jenkins place for the Standard Saloon engine inspections. Everyone agreed.

Max Jones: Can the VSC Jnr 1200 cars be scrutineered – Yes

Don Golding: Would like to have a Limited Sportsman meeting prior to the specification book meeting to discuss any possible changes. Once a date has been set for the book meeting Tech to send out a Notice for the meeting with paperwork to send in any changes to be agended to be returned by a specified time. The agended items will then be put together and sent to the Head Class Rep then Tech to send out the agended items out to the registered owner/driver with a proxy as well as informing of the quorum requirements.

Other Classes to have specification meetings this year are Super Rods, VSC Sports Sedans, Mini Sprints, Thunder Sedans and VSC Sprint Cars.

Allan Barnes: Sedan classes – some drivers are using round-headed cap screws instead of coach bolts in the rub rails. – Round-headed cap screws are high tensile and may be 10mm and used as an option – Allan Barnes to add to books.

Meeting Closed: 12:30 pm

Next meeting is to be held on the Standard Saloon Title weekend.

VSC Technical Updates – 16 January 2019

Updates to VSC Sprint car Specifications
16. BODY
2. Bonnet attachment
All cars must have tool-less quick release bonnet catches.

17. ENGINES
Ignition Control Box – GM MSD only part number 19171130 or MSD6012, or MSD6010 for 24 tooth reluctor wheel LS1 no modifications. Superseded MSD numbers are 6014 or6014ct permitted.

Updates For VSC Sedan Classes That Use Wheel Spacers
Wheels fitted with spacers must have wheel studs a minimum of 10mm past the outer face of the wheel nut. Standard wheel with standard wheel studs and nut without spacer does not require the above 10mm protrusion. All wheel nuts to be fully engaged

Frequently Asked Questions
I can touch my chin to my chest with the device on. Are my tethers too long?
No. The HANS Device comes properly adjusted for all drivers. Unless you have changed the tether length it is fine and will work in an impact. The slack in the tethers is automatically taken up during impact.

When I put the device on, it rubs against my neck. Is that normal?
Yes. The front of the HANS Device is narrower to accommodate arm movement.
Padding can be modified or removed – it does not affect the device’s performance.

What type of shoulder belts work best with a HANS Device?
Any two or three-inch shoulder harness system works well with the HANS Device.

Do some shoulder belts slip off the HANS Device?
No. Properly mounted belts do not slip off the device. If your shoulder belts will not stay securely on the device chances are that you do not have the belt mounts properly located in your chassis. See above section on shoulder belt mounting.

I race on a short track at relatively low speeds. Do I need a HANS Device?
Yes. Serious head and neck injuries happen at impact speeds as low as 35mph. On short tracks with tight turns, it is easy to be “Q-balled” almost straight into the wall.

Can I share a HANS Device?
Provided that you are of similar physical size and shape to your partner, chances are good that you can share a HANS Device.

Do I need a special helmet?
No. HANS helmet anchors fit any competition approved racing helmet.

Can I wear a “horse collar” foam pad with a HANS Device?
Yes. Remember foam collars are comfort accessories, not safety equipment. Wear one to stabilize your head and helmet on rough tracks.

VSC Technical Updates - 11 November 2018

Date: Tech Meeting 11 November 2018
Ratified by VSC at VSC Meeting held 30 November 2018

 

Fuel Straps: Allan Barnes to alter the fuel strap wording to books.

Wheel Studs: Any sedan based class that permits the use of wheel spacers within their specifications – wheel studs must have a minimum of 10mm of thread past the outer face of wheel nut. Wheel nuts to be fully engaged. Standard wheel with standard wheel nut without spacer does not require the above 10mm protrusion.

Seat Belts Life Span: Seat belts to be in good condition and to be at the discretion of the Scrutineer. Owners need to be more vigilant with the care of their safety belts.

VSC Sprintcars: VSC Sprintcars re superseded part number. Phil Jenkins has checked with manufacturer and the part number for MSD box has been superseded to the following numbers 6014 or 6014ct. Allan Barnes to alter book.

Safety Gear Sheet: Updated Safety Gear sheet is available in the download section of the VSC Website.

Super Rods: Issue regarding aftermarket heads on Super Rods. Disscusion held and it was MOVED: by Allan Barnes that the Super Rod Class may continue to use the alloy head that was bought as a standard valve angle head and used in the previous racing season (2017/2018) until the next specification book meeting.
SECONDED: Trevor Kuhne – CARRIED

Bonnet Pins: All bonnet and boot pins to be quick release and be able to be removed without the use of tools. – not in Sprintcar book – Allan Barnes to add to book and return to Lynne and Lynne to forward to Scott Berry to add to book site and add to Tech Info page.

Combined Scrutineer School - 9 September 2018

ATTENDANCE: Phil Jenkins, Allan Barnes, Rodney Anderson, John Barwise, Mark Bedggood, Ross Burrows, Colin Campton, David Chivers, Brenndon Croucher, Darryl Davis, John Dike, Steve Ellis, Damien Falkingham, Norm Fisher, Mick Fitzgerald, Frank Frost, Don Golding, George Gray, Debbie Hickson, Damien Isaacson, Max Jones, Lynne Jones, James Juri, Darren Leersen, Andrew Lowe, Joseph Matthews, Aaron Meakins, Rod Meakins, Campbell Molloy, Daniel Moore, Danny O’Brien, Kerry O’Brien, David Patton, John Potter, Garry Severs, Robert Tatterson, John Verhoeven, Andrew Wallace, Shaun Wharton, Mark Wilde

APOLOGIES: Peter Ahearn, Shane Coates, Anne Gooding, Leigh Gooding, Michael Hume, Robyn Johnson, Trevor Kuhne, Jo-Anne Scott, Darryl Whitlow

The following items were discussed by Allan Barnes and Phil Jenkins:
1. GOSA car – boot lid cut out with mesh in its place.
There are to be no holes in boot lid with the exception of mounting pins. Mesh may be used in rear vertical in back of boot lid maximum 250mm x 100mm. All Sedan Classes.

2. Wheel nuts across the board, some are too long, and some are too short.
Wheel studs must be a minimum of 10mm past outer face of wheel nut. The wheel nut should be fully engaged with the wheel stud. Discussion held and it was decided to take it back to Tech for further clarification

3. FUEL CAPS: Following a rollover it was found there was a fuel leakage from the fuel cap of the black plastic fuel cell with the large three-pronged cap (photo below). The seal was checked and it had shrunk. After speaking to the manufacturer their response was to buy new seals. When checking the cap, if it has some free play when checking, it is recommended that the seal will need to be replaced. Seals can be made with thicker rubber which seems to work well in the caps. It is recommended that scrutineers keep an eye on these types of caps when scrutineering.

4. A discussion was held regarding some scrutineers having not attended a school for a considerable amount of time.
The Technical Committee recommends that 1 school is compulsory per year and if a scrutineer has not attended a school in two years then the scrutineer will lose their ticket.
Bairnsdale are looking at having a school for any interested scrutineers to attend.

5. If a Scrutineer school is organised through a Club the agenda and a signed list of scrutineers in attendance is to be sent to Lynne Jenkins for the school to be recognised for the scrutineer.

6. Helmets – Euro rating – apparently has overtaken the AS1698 standard and should be investigated. Phil Jenkins – virtually the same standard as the AS 1698 but is only motorcycle approved. Speedway Australia has approved for the use of sedan classes only. Allan Barnes – SNELL is tested to a much higher standard – Euro helmets approved to ECE 22.05 standard no older than 5 years from when manufactured and appropriately labelled on helmet and chin strap – approved when appropriate labels attached. Open-wheel class helmets to be as follows – SNELL SA-2010, SNELL-2015, FIA 8858-2010, FIA 8859-2015, FIA 8860-2010 approved – any other helmet to be approved by Tech prior to use.

7. Email from SFI Foundation re Arm Restraint recall. Scrutineers to be made aware of Notice of recall of clasp type arm restraints manufactured and certified to SFI specification 3.3 sold under RJS brand.

8. There needs to be an across the board concerted effort regarding compliant safety gear. Safety gear note to be on Title nominations re non-compliant safety gear. There are a couple of errors on the current safety gear sheet, will have it amended and will send out the correct one.
Mick Fitzgerald – some seat belts are very old – should there be an age requirement – Tech to discuss at next Tech Meeting.

9. Rear Spreader Bar clarification: any rear spreader bar bent to clear tunnel must have vertical brace bar min 25mm x 3mm – all sedan classes – Allan Barnes to alter all books and drawings to be altered and to be put on VSC website.

10. Fuel Tank straps in all sedan classes to be steel straps 25mm x 3mm minimum up to 32 litres and 25mm x 6mm minimum for 33 litres to 60 litres fuel tanks as per specs – no chains – to be implemented for next season.

11. Checking logbooks – Scrutineers to keep an eye on books and do random checks and reinforce what previous scrutineers have written and endorsed and has been signed off by the driver.

12. Allan Barnes gave a walkthrough of the new VSC 4 Cyl Junior Class draft specification book. The book to go to Tech for inclusions prior to going to the VSC to be ratified.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jenkins
Technical Secretary

VSC Technical Committee Meeting Minutes - 11 March 2018

Date: 11 March 2018
Time: The Chairman Phil Jenkins declared the meeting opened at 10.00 am
Place: Wahgunyah Speedway
Address: Grimmond Way, Wahgunyah

ATTENDANCE:  Trevor Kuhne, Phil Jenkins, Max Jones, Allan Barnes, David Walton, Lynne Jenkins.

APOLOGIES: John Verhoven, Damien Falkingham, Don Golding, Frank Frost, Colin Campton.

OBSERVERS: Lynne Jones, Gordon Russell

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING: Minutes of previous meeting 3 December 2017 were read by attendees.

BUSINESS ARISING:
Allan Barnes: Allan to send Divi 2 and GOSA books through to go on site and be printed.
Moved: Allan Barnes
Seconded: Max Jones that the previous minutes of 3 December 2017 be accepted.

INWARD CORRESPONDENCE:
I:027. VSC December minutes.
I:028. Letter from Max Jones re scrutineer upgrade for Trevour Goldsworthy. Okay to upgrade.
I:029. Email from Joshua Aston re Ltd Sportsman tyres. Letter of response O:036 sent.
I:030. Email from Stuart Barkway seeking Divi 2 computer clarification. Letter sent re clarification that due to reshell of car that the computer seal was still compliant.
I:031. Poll sheets re Divi 2 Memcal preference. 10 for 8 against – not a clear enough majority to instigate a change rule remains as is and will not be looked at again until next book meeting.
I:032. Email from Gordon Russell re clarification for extended foot pedals Std Saloon. Discussion was held with Gordon Russell. Even though the extension is well done and the committee is sympathetic to Gordon’s request but the extension falls outside of the specifications and therefore is not permitted. It was suggested that Gordon work towards this change for the next book meeting.
I:033. VSC February minutes
I:034. Email from Peter Styles re specifications Mini Sprints for discussion re new book for national cars to be eligible to compete. – gave a copy to Andrew Lowe to look over and discuss with the Mini Sprints.
I:035. Email from Nick Chrystie re Dynamic Steel wheels. Letter O:041 sent to Nick Chrystie re the legality of Dynamic Steel Wheels. After checking with the manufacturer, the wheels described in the conditions as supplied by the manufacturer meet VSC specifications.

OUTWARD CORRESPONDENCE:
O:031. Letter to Divi 2 owners re Memcal change to be voted on at Title
O:032 Letter to Nick Chrystie re 302 Windsor with Tickford based part.
O:033. Notice to Ltd Sportsman re displaying clearly visible numbers.
O:034. Notice to Scrutineers re specification books being printed.
O:035. Letter to Class Reps re continuance in position.
O:036. Letter of response to Joshua Aston re his concerns regarding a possible breach of section 24 of rulebook – radial tyres.
O:037. Letter of response to Stuart Barkway regarding computer seal in Divi 2.
O:038. Expression of interest to Divi 2 owners at Title to vote on Memcal change.
O:039 Notice re Tech Meeting.
O:040. Tech Minutes 3 Dec 17.
O:041. Letter to Nick Chrystie re Dynamic Steel wheels.
Moved: Trevor Kuhne
Seconded: David Walton that all correspondence be accepted.

GENERAL BUSINESS:
Max Jones: GOSA car – boot lid cut out with mesh in its place. Tech Committee – There are to be no holes in boot lid with the exception of mounting pins. Mesh may be used in rear vertical in back of boot lid maximum 250m x 100m. All Sedan Classes

Doug Parker to be a Rep for the VSC Unlimited Sedan class.

David Walton: Queried the construction of spreader bars and the description in specification books. To be left as it is for now.

Wheel nuts across the board, some are too long and some are too short. Wheel studs must be a minimum of 10mm past outer face of wheel nut. Wheel nut should be fully engaged with the wheel stud.

Phil Jenkins: VSC Formula book does not have the complete book on the VSC website it has the general VSC specifications but not the VSC Formula specifications. The Divi 2 book isn’t on the site either. The GOSA book was done later in the year and will go on the site for next season as it was too late to implement any changes for this current year. Allan Barnes will send the complete VSC Formula book to be put on the site. The Divi 2 book is complete with the exception of spacers – will finish and send that to be put on the site.

FUEL CAPS: Following a rollover it was found that there was a fuel leakage from the fuel cap of the black plastic fuel cell with the large three pronged cap (photo below). The seal was checked and it had shrunk. After speaking to the manufacturer their response was to buy new seals. When checking the cap, if it has some free play when checking it is recommended that the seal will need to be replaced. Seals can be made with thicker rubber which seems to work well in the caps. It is recommended that scrutineers keep an eye on these type of caps when scrutineering.

A discussion was held regarding some scrutineers having not attended a school for a considerable amount of time.
The Technical Committee recommends that 1 school is compulsory per year and if a scrutineer has not attended a school in two years then the scrutineer will lose their ticket.

If a Scrutineer school is organised through a Club the agenda and a signed list of scrutineers in attendance is to be sent to Lynne Jenkins for the school to be recognised for the scrutineer.

Max Jones to organise Scrutineering School – to inform Lynne Jenkins of details and Lynne to send out a notice.

Phil Jenkins would like to thank all Tech Committee and Scrutineers that travelled near and far to give their weekend to enable the Standard Saloon Title for their part in making it a successful weekend.

Meeting closed: 11.35 am

Next meeting to be advised and will be SGM/AGM

VSC Technical Committee Meeting Minutes - 3 December 2017

VSC TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Date: 3 December 2017
Time: The Chairman Phil Jenkins declared the meeting opened at 10.45 am
Place: Bike Clubrooms
Address: Cnr The Avenue & Cullen Street, Spotswood

ATTENDANCE: Allan Barnes, Colin Campton, Don Golding, Phil Jenkins, Trevor Kuhne, Gary Uprichard, Robert Laidlaw, Aaron Meakins

APOLOGIES: Andrew Lowe, Norm Fisher, Frank Frost, Lynne Jones, Max Jones

OBSERVERS: Ann Golding

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING: Minutes of previous meeting 20 August 2017 were read by attendees.

BUSINESS ARISING:
John Verhoeven – V8 Thunder Sedans – has there been any news on the specifications.
Aaron Meakins – explained that there had been a meeting and the minutes have been lost and the VSC have sent a letter to Tech explaining that and due to there being VSC officials in attendance to accept the specifications until the next book meeting.
Moved: Allan Barnes
Seconded: John Verhoeven that the previous minutes of 20 August 2017 be accepted.

INWARD CORRESPONDENCE:
I:014. Email from VSC re Mini Sprint differences for interstate competitors to race with them.
I:015. Unlimited Sedan specifications.
I:016. Letter from VSC re licencing issues & VSC Minutes 13 Oct 17.
I:017. Email from Travis Evans re bar work in a VZ Commodore & photo’s – the barwork has been approved by Tech and VSC.
I:018. SDAV Daylighting day scrutineer list.
I:019. Letter from VSC re V8 Thunder Sedans – the specifications are accepted and will run until their next book meeting.
I:020. VSC Minutes 3 November 2017.
I:021. Email from Dillon Siely re titanium in motor. – no titanium crankshafts or conrods permitted.
I:022. Email from Hayden Clifford re permitted carburettors for 6 cyl cars. – permitted to use up to 500cfm Holley in 6 cyl car.
I:023. Email from Nick Chrystie re 302 Windsor V8’s.
I:024. Draft specifications for VSC Four Cylinder Junior Sedans 2017-2020 – Allan Barnes is working on this and will seek some direction to complete.
I:025. Email from Robert Laidlaw re Divi 2 Memcal change in V6 & 4 Litre RPM limits, air fuel mixture ratio to allow tuning for CAMS. – discussion held moved by John Verhoeven that registered owners at the Title have a meeting and discuss the matter of upgraded memcals be discussed and Tech Committee to discuss the outcome. Seconded Allan Barnes – Carried
I:026. Email from Allan Barnes re missing information from the Sport Sedan book on the VSC website. Allan to send the differences and the website to be updated once received.

OUTWARD CORRESPONDENCE:
O:012. Letter to VSC re quorum numbers for specification meetings and recommendations re Unlimited meeting. – to remain as is.
O:013. Letter to VSC re considerations re Unlimited Sedan specification changes. – to stand as is – new book on VSC website.
O:014. Letter to VSC re V8 Thunder Sedan book specifications. – minutes lost – VSC were in attendance – specifications to stand until next specification meeting.
O:015. Letter to Scott Whittle re V8 engines in BA & FG Fords.
O:016. Letter and engine seals to Roy Wright – Engine Sealer.
O:017. Letter to Scrutineers re lanyards, hats.
O:018. Letter to scrutineers re the use of old daylight books.
O:019. Emails between Colin Sands and Tech re changes from Specification meeting have not been included online. Has been done.
O:020. Helmet Inspection Form sent to scrutineers – form has been altered – new one to be sent to approved helmet inspectors.
O:021. Notice sent to scrutineers re helmet checks prior to painting or wrapping with a list of who can inspect.
O:022. Notice to all scrutineers re accepting Technical / VSC decisions.
O:023. Letter to engine sealers re sending a copy of sealing form to Tech.
O:024. Letter to Tech Reps re upcoming titles and prospective Tech Reps.
O:025. Letter to Nick Chrystie re I:023
O:026. Email response to Dillon Siely – re I:021
O:027. Email response to Hayden Clifford re – I:022
O:028. Email to Nick Chrystie, Trevor Kuhne & VSC with O:026
O:029. Email to Nick Chrystie re discuss I:023 further at Tech meeting. – part of the Tickford package so it is outside of specifications. If written proof from Ford is received to clarify the use of these parts in the particular engine then as being standard then it can be addressed by Tech.
O:030. Tech Minutes 20 August 2017 to Tech Reps.
Moved:
Seconded:
that all correspondence be accepted.

GENERAL BUSINESS:
Phil Jenkins: Asked Allan Barnes how the specification books are going.
Allan Barnes: Divi 2’s just waiting to clarify about wheel spacers and/or adaptors (not both). Safety section to be updated.
Still working on Junior 1200’s, seeking some extra direction with the specifications.
Aaron Meakins: The book needs to be written with the intention of cars that will be coming – as the current cars are becoming extinct.
Allan Barnes: Need to look at a name for the class – possibly VSC 4 cyl sedans?
Aaron Meakins: It is a class in progress but a space is needed for this group of cars.
Allan Barnes: The use of 2″seatbelts are compliant with SFI for 4cyl Juniors only but will need to be ratified by the VSC.
Barwork to be 34mm minimum – 42mm maximum. overall the book is almost done.

Trevor Kuhne: Standard Saloon – re wheeltrack – some drivers are pushing past the 50mm. As per specification book – Track to be standard plus 50mm for vehicle being used. This is the maximum allowable measurement. Measured from centre of tyre to centre of tyre at axle height. If it is over 50mm then it is outside of the specifications. To be included in notice sent out with Title nominations.

Seals
Trevor Kuhne: asked Aaron Meakins if there will be new seals in place of the brass ones.
Aaron Meakins: He is attempting to source red and/or black seals for officially sealed engines and keep the blue seals as the compliance seals.

Don Golding: Seeking clarification regarding the exhaust on a Ltd Sportsman. May be too far forward and may have exhaust fume issues for driver. Photo shown, matter discussed and the exhaust is compliant and to specifications.
Anomaly in Ltd Sportsman book, Rules and Reg book regarding Ltd Sportsman use of rear numbers. They are not putting numbers on rear corner of car. Letter to be sent to Ltd Sportsman owners that clearly visible numbers are to be on the rear left side of car. The numbers are required as per Numbers section of specification book.
Tyres stamp for Ltd Sportsman is in use. It shows that the tyres have been checked and approved for racing.

Aaron Meakins: The VSC perspective of the new look Technical Committee looks positive but how do the Tech Committee feel about it.
Phil Jenkins: Finds that it is working well but moving forward how do we go about picking the committee.
Aaron Meakins: It is usually found that the interested parties stay and if you have a good Head Rep then the rest should flow on.
Lynne Jenkins: To send a letter to the Reps of each Class in January to gauge their intentions. If there is to be a change possibly the Head Rep can recommend replacements.

There being no further business the Chairman wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

Meeting closed: 1.00 pm

VSC Technical Updates - 20 August 2017

Unlimited Sedans Specification Meeting 9 July 2017
Specification meeting opened by Max Jones at 10:40 am. Max opened with a welcome, explained the introduction of Class Reps as the Zones no longer exist then introduced Colin Campton as the Head Rep of the Unlimited Sedans.

Minutes were taken by Lynne Jones.

Eligible to vote: 6

Q: Hans Lovski asked about the Escort at Ballarat, is it unfair on mono constructed cars.
A: Escort apparently sold to SA and will only affect one or two cars.

Q: Is there any need to change the current book, just add the chassis section.
A: The current specification book was written for monotype cars.

We need to put to the logbook holders (6) to which way the class is to go.

Moved: Hans Lovski – that the Unlimited Class will only be a chassis class (no mono constructed cars allowed).
Seconded: Daryl Nicholson
Carried: Unanimous

If using the Thunder Sedan specification book as a guide – changes are to be:

1: To allow passengers
2: Right-hand drive or left-hand drive
3: Rear or front-wheel drive, no 4 wheel steer or all-wheel drive.

4: Wheelbase open
5: Maximum body width – 2.5 metres including tyres.
6: Roll cage – no measurement on the width of the outrigger. Must have 3mm steel/5mm alloy roof plate and auth spear plate.
7: MD3 front panels permitted
8: No holes in bonnets or engine covers except for bonnet pins.
9: Add to roll cage – foot protection – bar from roll cage leg to chassis.
10: Chassis rails min 50×50 box or equivalent CHS. Colin Campton to look at this.
11: Front bumper – late models run 2 bumper bars with a plastic cover option.
12: Rear wing – not to protrude past bodyline and no higher than the roofline.
13: No roof wings.
14: Kill switch must kill all power, must be central of the cowl and forward of window mesh.
15: Transmissions – Open
16: Suspension – Open
17: Diffs – Open
18: Fuel Tank – 72Lt ULP – 120 Lt Methanol
19: Tyres – Open – Rims maximum 14″- open diameter
20: Engines
Engine size open. Position of the engine open.
Engine V8, V10 and V12 – carby only.
4cyl and 6 cyl and rotary engines allowed, superchargers, turbo and mechanical fuel injection also allowed.

Allan Barnes: the 50 x 50 chassis #10 above, some research may be required as the late models may have a different chassis and may need to have a chassis 75 x 50 – Colin Campton to look at.
Moved: Colin Campton
Seconded: Allan Barnes that the above rules be accepted as is with the exception of # 10 being researched by Colin Campton.
Carried

Trevor Kuhne: Concern regarding seats mounting with 2 bolts top and 2 bolts at the base, some RPM seats are manufactured with 4 bolts in the base of the seat.
A discussion was held and seats are to be mounted by a minimum of 2 bolts in the base and 2 bolts at the top or as per seat manufacturers specification ie: if stated by manufacturer 4 bolts to base then there are to be 4 bolts to the base. If seats come through that are doubtful, the driver is to produce the mounting specification, or they cannot run it.

Max Jones: Asked about foot protection plate in all sedan classes except the Standard saloons is optional.
Allan Barnes: Only if the roll cage leg is within 75mm of the original door pillar.
Max Jones:
That is okay for cars with set back roll cages. Once forward of the 75mm all of the other classes do not need a plate and yet Standard saloons do. Shouldn’t they all be the same? Now there are 4 classes optional and one mandatory. This could be confusing for scrutineers.
Allan Barnes: This was brought in because some cars had plates and others had bar work and as a result, it ended up in the other books as well. The plate was never discussed with the other classes.
Trevor Kuhne: It was deemed to be a safety decision for the Standard Saloons.

Allan Barnes: You are able to put extra bar work in the other classes but you cannot with the Standard saloons.

Max Jones: It should be standardised plates for all or optional.

Wheel studs protruding past the head of the wheel nut is that in Divi 2 book.

Allan Barnes & Phil Jenkins: They run spacers and if it isn’t in their book it will be as it is mandatory.

VSC Unlimited Sedan Specification Book Meeting – 9 July 2017

O:043

Date: 9 July 2017

Where: Bike Clubrooms
Corner The Avenue & Cullen Street
Spotswood

Time: 10.30 am

Specification meeting for registered owners. Logbook required for voting.

There will be no alcohol consumption during the meeting.

Apologies for the late notice, I was waiting on confirmation of the use of the room.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lynne Jenkins
Technical Secretary

Notice To Engine Sealers - 3 July 2017

O:003

Please note that when sealing Standard Saloon engines ensure that pistons of the correct compression ratio are fitted i.e.: dished.

Where correct dished pistons are not available, only with approval from Tech the nearest replacements may be fitted any queries to the above number of Phil Jenkins.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jenkins
Technical Secretary

Changes to 2017-2022 VSC Standard Saloon Specification Book - 30 June 2017

CHANGES TO 2017-2022 VSC STANDARD SALOON SPECIFICATION BOOK

DATES AND SAFETY SECTIONS UPDATED

ALL BOLD UNDERLINED WORDING CHANGED, ADDED OR REMOVED.

A MESH SCREEN will be securely fitted to roll cage and/or metal body covering the complete windscreen opening in front of driver and passenger, using either weld, bolts or metal hose clamps, covering the entire windscreen opening. Maximum mesh size 50mm x 50mm minimum gauge 3mm. 25mm x 25mm mesh may use a minimum of 2.5mm gauge wire.

3. BODIES:
Original metal bodies must be used. Redundant interior brackets IE: console and seat brackets may be removed. (Added)
Securely attached Fibreglass rear quarter panel and front mudguard covers may be used over existing original rear quarter panels and front mudguards. (Reworded)

4. ENGINES – GUIDELINES FOR ENGINE INSPECTION: The engine will be inspected on the basis that all parts used in/on all engines must comply with the specifications/dimensions specified in the original manual produced by the manufacturer for the standard engine; with the exceptions of listed permitted modifications.
The owner/driver is responsible to prove the above and produce information when necessary to validate.

4, 6 and 8 Cylinder reciprocating only permitted. Owners of V8 four (4) barrel engined cars not listed must provide documentation to satisfy the Scrutineer/Technical Committee that said the combination of the carburettor to the engine to the car is permitted. This document must be produced at daylight inspection and forwarded to State Secretary for logbook endorsement.

Sports model, Rotary, Fuel Injected, Turbo-Charged or Super Charged engines or any other performance modifications are not permitted.

Cars may run any size engine as long as the design of the engine conforms to the model of the car (i.e., 202 motors in an HK Holden; 4Ltr SOHC motor in an EA Falcon etc. changed) Multiple carburettors are not permitted.

Engine capacity size is to be OEM – Base Australian Model.

All engines to have provision for sealing of engine at a race meeting (see section 23. Engine inspections).

A red engine may be replaced with a Black engine.

4 and 6 cylinder vehicles may run a standard original 2 barrel carburettor or may use OEM manifold and one standard 2 barrel carburettor up to and including 500CFM (i.e. Holley).

Choke butterfly/s, linkage and shafts are the only parts that may be removed. (Added)

A maximum 25mm adaptor plate may be used when necessary.
VN, VP, VR, VT, VX, VY, VZ, VE V6 Ecotec may use approved standard Ecoflow adaptor only and standard Holley 2bbl to 500cfm. (Added)

Carburettors are to be fitted with two throttle springs, one to carburettor butterfly and one to the linkage.

Choke butterfly/s and shaft may be removed. (Deleted)

V8 Engines are permitted to have a standard OEM manifold fitted with a standard 4-barrel OEM carburettor if fitted on that series. Choke butterfly/s, linkage and shaft only may be removed.

V8 engines may use a standard model number 4150 or 4160 Classic or Avenger series vacuum secondary Holley 4 barrel carburettor up to a maximum 750cfm.

Original choke horn, list and model numbers to be in standard unaltered condition.

Choke butterfly/s, linkage and shafts are the only parts that may be removed.

Standard interchangeable internal parts permitted IE: Jets, power valve, floats, needles and seats.

All housings, bowls, blocks, plates, venturi’s, shafts etc to be in standard original condition.

(no grinding, drilling, filing, sanding, welding etc.)

A maximum 25mm adaptor plate may be used when necessary. (Added)

Carburettors are to be fitted with two throttle springs, one to carburettor butterfly and one to the linkage.

All vehicles must use some form of the air filter. Standard fitment base model air cleaner ducting only is permitted before the air cleaner element. No air cleaners or air intakes in the cabin. Headers are permitted only if factory fitted on the standard base model

4 and 6 cylinders only can run extractors.

Cable, chain or solid mounts must be used to hold the engine in position.

Engine to be of standard stroke, camshafts unrestricted.

Cam followers to remain as standard type, i.e., Hydraulic, Solid etc.

Replacement cam drives unrestricted. Crankshaft to remain as standard, stroking or fitting of other makes or specially built crankshafts not permitted.

Conrods and pistons to remain as standard.

Standard model valves and port sizes are only permitted.

Sumps may be baffled but must remain externally visually standard.

External oil drain tubes permitted from rocker cover to sump and must be installed in a safe manner.

Aftermarket chrome or alloy rocker covers are permitted.

Distributor – OEM system, electronic distributor permitted.

The standard engine may be over-bored a maximum of .060”.

A standard cylinder head may be faced a maximum of .060”.

Valvetrain gear etc. to remain standard, interchangeable standard components permitted, i.e., cylinder heads, carburettors, manifolds, but must remain same make and series; Late model engine permitted with early head and manifold configuration. E.g., VT black engine can run up to VL heads manifolds etc.

Engines permitted in approved late model cars.

FALCON-
XF
200ci or 250ci Log head or cast iron crossflow (Added)
302 Cleveland with 2-barrel carburettor/ 4-barrel carburettor
351 Cleveland with 2-barrel carburettor/ 4-barrel carburettor

EA, EB, ED, EF, EL, AU
351 Windsor with a 4-barrel carburettor
302 Windsor with 2 and 4-barrel carburettor
250 Alloy crossflow

BA, BF
4 litre SOHC engine with single point manifold and up to a 500cfm Holley carburettor.
250 Alloy crossflow (Added)

FG
FG Falcon may only use 4 litre SOHC engine and single point manifold and up to a 500 cfm Holley carburettor. The sump may be fabricated but must be the same capacity and function as the OEM sump for the engine. The rear face of the engine block is to be in the same position as the original FG engine.
(Added)

COMMODORE-
VL
Nissan RB30 engine using Nissan Patrol manifold and up to a 500 Holley carburettor.

VN, VP, VR, VS, VT, VX ,VY, VZ
V8 308 / 5 litre including black motor can run VL heads, manifold, and 4 barrel carburettor. Or may use an inline 6-cylinder engine. If so VK K frame must be used up to VS and VT series 1 K frame to VZ. (Added)

VE
VE Commodore may only use V6 Ecotec with approved standard Ecoflow adaptor only and up to a 500cfm Holley carburettor. The sump may be fabricated but must be the same capacity and function as the OEM sump for the engine. The rear face of the engine block is to be in the same position as the original VE engine.
(Added)

7. STEERING:
Steering to remain original type, i.e., Rack and Pinion to remain Rack and Pinion.
Steering a minimum of three turns lock to lock. If the car has less than three turns lock to lock when fitted with standard or optional OEM steering systems, then proof must be supplied at daylight inspection and the logbook will be suitably endorsed.
NO modifications are permitted to steering arms.
NO reduction boxes are permitted.
After-market steering wheels permitted a minimum of 330mm diameter.

Steering must be mounted in the original position and securely attached to roll cage (i.e., U Bolt) top steering shaft mount maybe moved maximum 30mm at dash bar to bring steering wheel in line with driver’s seat. Non-original steering shaft permitted
The steering wheel hub must be suitably padded.

OEM power steering permitted. Maximum power steering cooler size 250mmx175mm must be mounted in the engine bay. (Added)

16. EXHAUST PIPES:
Must exit out behind the driver or passenger (Deleted) rear roll cage hoop (Added) and be securely mounted.
Mufflers must be fitted and the noise level must not exceed 95 decibels or track requirements.
The exhaust must be fitted underneath the vehicle, and securely attached in a minimum of two places, mounts to be a minimum 4mm chain.

Headers are permitted only if factory fitted on the standard base model.
Extractors are only permitted on 4 and 6 cylinder vehicles.
17. FUEL / FUEL TANK:
ONLY pump fuel commercially available to the general public at a service station must be used.

No additives are permitted.

An effective lever-type fuel tap or SAE R6 combination type lever tap/filter must be fitted within reach of the driver whilst belted in the car and accessible to crash crew and must be clearly marked ON/OFF and fuel type. Return fuel line if used must have a one-way valve fitted near the tank.
Fuel lines and electrical wiring must be separated and both to be suitably grommeted where required.
Original tank to be removed.
The fuel tank may be fabricated, all-metal tanks to be constructed of minimum 1.0mm steel or 3.0mm aluminium alloy, maximum capacity 30 litres. No Jerry Cans permitted (Added) Boat fuel tank permitted but must comply with above measurements. Competition type “plastic” tank permitted. Metal fuel filler rings on plastic fuel cells must be fitted with an earthstrap to bar work or body. Fuel tank to be mounted centrally between wheel arches in a steel cradle attached to bar work. Fuel tank to be mounted with the rear of tank no further back than the rear of wheel arches. Fuel tank to be secured in a steel cradle attached to rear fuel protection bar work (not body). Fuel tank straps to be steel minimum 25mm x 3mm flat or 5mm steel chain, no aluminium straps or fittings to secure tank permitted. All electric fuel pumps must be fitted with an engine monitoring relay to stop the fuel pump from running when the engine stops. (Deleted) All electric fuel pumps and fuel filters are to be inside bar work.
The fuel tank must not protrude through the floor.

Fuel tank to be isolated from the driver by a metal firewall.
Mounting brackets are not to be welded to the fuel tank.

The fuel tank must have a positive seal cap. (Not a taper)
The fuel tank area must be accessible for scrutineering.
Parcel shelf modification permitted if required.

The tank must have a non-spill one-way valve breather finishing through the floor away from the exhaust system.
Pick up and breather pipes to enter the top of the tank only, all fuel lines must be fastened to the fuel tank (i.e., no push on/in fittings)

Commercially available competition type plastic or metal fuel cells/tanks may use factory fitted side outlets. (Added)
Fuel pipe from the tank to the engine is to have a flexible section close to the tank and engine, to be securely fastened. Screw type clamps with barb fittings or SAE R6 type fittings to be used throughout the fuel system. Maximum two fuel system connections to tap only in the cabin area. Commercial R6 bulkhead fittings are allowed at firewalls.
Neoprene fuel line may be used or the original system.
Type of fuel being used must be marked at kill switch, fuel tap and on boot lid near filler cap.

Fuel tank capacities are measured by the volume being .030” of a cubic meter maximum (e.g. Rectangular tanks 480mm (4.8) x 250mm (2.5) x 250mm (2.5) = 30 litres, cylindrical tank 611mm long x 250mm diameter = 30 litres).

18. WHEELS and TYRES:
Radial tyres are ONLY permitted with a SPEED RATING of V or less.
Tyres may be regrooved up to 4mm depth (Deleted) using a maximum10mm wide cut with any pattern.
The maximum casing size to be 225.

Maximum tread depth 4mm. (Deleted)
Minimum tyre section to be 60 series as stated and clearly visible on the tyre sidewall, (i.e., 225/60 H R16 or 225/75 H R14).

No performance tyres are permitted.
Maximum rim width 7 inches, 178mm. All wheels must be of steel or “mag” construction and must meet A.S.A. standards for use on street registered cars under registration by Vic Roads.
“Mag” wheels must be of one-piece construction.
Rims edges to be free of jagged edges.
Rim diameter – a tolerance of one inch (1”) from the standard rim diameter is permitted, maximum rim diameter permitted remains 16 inches.
Rim diameter must be the same across the front or rear axle line.
Track to be standard plus 50mm for the vehicle being used. This is the maximum allowable measurement. Measured from centre of the tyre to centre of tyre at axle height.
Vehicles using 4 stud patterns can be converted to 5 stud patterns using professional methods.

THE FOLLOWING WORDING MAY SUIT IF BLUE SEALS BECOME COMPULSORY
23. ENGINE INSPECTIONS:
Any competitor may have their motors inspected at any time, engine inspection is to be in accordance with the Technical Committee direction. Only VSC Inc. registered seals to be recognised.
All engines to have provision for sealing of engine at a race meeting (Deleted) VSC issued BLUE TWIST seals fitted before racing at any race meeting. The following parts are to be sealed. (Added) Sump and heads to block, inlet manifold and rocker covers to heads, V8 exhaust manifolds to head. i.e.: If the head can’t be removed with a rocker cover in place this can be the head seal. Sealing wire to pass through two accessible adjacent bolt heads or studs or bolt head and adjacent casting, not brackets. Where practical wire can pass through rocker cover bolt and inlet and/or exhaust manifold bolts. Indicator wire should be installed through sealing points to identify their positions. (Deleted)
24. TABLE 1. DIMENSIONS:
HOLDEN

  Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
LJ Torana 2540 1371 1345
LH/LX Torana 2591 1447 1422
UC Torana 2591 1465 1432
VB-VK Commodore 2668 1500 1470
VL Commodore 2668 1500 1483
VN Commodore 2731 1505 1530
VP Commodore 2731 1501 1528
VR-VS Commodore 2731 1541 1541
VT/VZ Commodore 2788 1620 1640
VE Commodore 2915 1652 1668
TX Gemini 2404 1350 1360

FORD

  Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
TD Cortina 2581 1472 1472
TE Cortina 2578 1476 1476
TF Cortina 2580 1470 1470
XD Falcon 2807 1610 1576
XE Falcon 2794 1602 1587
XF Falcon 2829 1597 1575
EA Falcon 2794 1596 1583
EB-EF Falcon 2794 1604 1583
EL Falcon 2791 1616 1597
AU Falcon 2793 1616 1597
BA/BF Falcon 2829 1603 1621
FG Falcon 2838 1633 1648
Escort 2400 1310 1330
MKII Escort 2407 1320 1346

CHRYSLER-MITSUBISHI

  Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
VH/VJ Charger 2667 1531 1542
KB/KC Centura 2667 1470 1460
VH/CL Valiant 2819 1531 1542
VK/CL Charger 2667 1544 1554
RB/RC Colt *Deleted* 2380 1420 1390
GE/GH Sigma 2515 1420 1400
GJ/GN Sigma 2530 1430 1400

TOYOTA

  Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
Corona 2500 1425 1400
Celica 82 onwards *Deleted* 2500 1425 1400
Celica TA22 *Deleted* 2425 1330 1335

NISSAN

  Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
Datsun 200B 2500 1395 1395
Nissan 300ZX *Deleted* 2570 1545 1585
Datsun 240K *Deleted* 2610 1410 1390

MAZDA

  Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
Mazda 323-80 *Deleted* 2315 1345 1360

HONDA

  Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
Honda Breeze *Deleted* 2570 1525 1515
Honda CX *Deleted* 2620 1525 1525
Honda DX *Deleted* 2500 1500 1505
Honda GL *Deleted* 2380 1450 1465
Honda GLI *Deleted* 2570 1525 1515
Honda SI *Deleted* 2620 1525 1515
Honda Grand Prix *Deleted* 2380 1500 1505
  1. V8 CARBURETOR LIST:
    V8 engines may use a standard model number 4150 or 4160 (not HP etc) Classic or Avenger series vacuum secondary Holley 4 barrel carburettor up to a maximum 750cfm. See section 4: motor guidelines.
    (Added)

HOLDEN /CHEV V8 253/ 4.2, 308/5LT, 350.
ROCHESTER QUADRAJET 4 BARREL, 4MV, M4MC,
BENDIX WW 2 BARREL.

FORD V8
XW, XY, XA, XB, XC, XD, XE, XF.
CLEVELAND V8 302, 351.
CARTER THERMO-QUAD 4 BARREL, MOTORCRAFT/AUTOLITE 2100 SERIES 2 BARREL, BENDIX WW 2BARREL, CARTER-EMAIL BBD 2BARREL.

XR XT EA, EB, EL, EF, AU.
WINDSOR V8 351.
MOTORCRAFT/AUTOLITE 4300, 4100 SERIES 4 BARREL.

WINDSOR V8 302,
MOTORCRAFT/AUTOLITE 2100 SERIES 2 BARREL.
MOTORCRAFT/AUTOLITE 4300, 4100 SERIES 4 BARREL

CHRYSLER/VALIANT V8 318, 360
CARTER AVS-4934S 4 BARREL, CARTER THERMO-QUAD 4 BARREL. HOLLEY 2210 2 BARREL, CARTER-EMAIL BBD 2 BARREL.

ALL CARBURETORS TO BE FITTED TO STANDARD AUSTRALIAN FITMENT MANIFOLDS.

VSC Technical Updates - 25 June 2017

Don Golding: Asked for clarification re wheel nuts as it was discussed at the previous meeting but not in minutes.
Wheel fitted with spacer or adaptor must have wheel studs a minimum of 10mm past outer face wheel nut.
Wheel nuts not to protrude past the outer edge.

I:037: Facebook Simpson USA safety recall on Simpson Voyager 11 SA2015 certified helmet.
Make all Scrutineers aware at the school meeting.

I:039: Letter from VSC re correspondence sent to VSC and response.
Letter to be sent to VSC – re upgrading of Scrutineers. We need to trust that our Scrutineers are training our new Scrutineers correctly and that the logbooks are a point of reference regarding the meetings they have attended at during training and to call Track President to confirm if they are happy with the Trainee or Assistant to be upgraded. It is hard enough trying to get new Scrutineers and maintain them without making them front a committee.

I:043: Email re Safety recall for Corbeau USA, LLC 5-Point Camlock Harness Belt (53001B, 53007B, 53009B) Not available in Australia.

O:035: Letter to VSC seeking clarification from Accident Fund as to whether a Scrutineer is covered when daylighting cars away from tracks.
At the moment the answer is no – as going to someone’s place by road you are covered by TAC and you would be covered at the person’s property by their property insurance.

O:042: Letter emailed to Mark Miles re Barra engine. Mark was offered the opportunity to trial and refused so at this time he is unable to use the Barra engine.

Allan Barnes: Standard Saloon
Seats – Some books have 2 bolts in the back and 2 in the base most sedan classes state 4 in the base and 2 in the back.
Books to be altered to read 2 bolts in the back and 2 bolts in the base.

Foot Protection Plate – for GOS, VSC Sports Sedan and VSC Unlimited Sedan roll cages with front leg more than 75mm behind original door pillar. Maximum 450mm measurement from roll cage leg to forward section of foot protection bar and must be filled with securely welded 3mm steel plate or 5mm aluminium plate attached by minimum 2 – 50mm x 50mm x 3mm steel tabs welded to bars on all sides of foot protection plate and bolted using 8mm high tensile bolts and nuts and must cover all pedals when pedals are fully depressed.

Foot protection for GOS, VSC Sports Sedan and VSC Unlimited Sedan roll cages with a front leg less than 75mm behind the original door pillar, 3mm steel or 5mm aluminium plate is optional.
To be put in the above books.

John Verhoeven: Clarify whether composite or plastic purpose-built racing seats are acceptable in Super Rods. It is in the rules that the seat is allowable. All books on the VSC site are to be altered to reflect this.

Don Golding: Thanked Allan Barnes for his research regarding tyres for Limited Sportsman. The class is to obtain 2 VSC branding devices to brand-approved retread tyres for the Limited Sportsman as the manufacturers marking is removed once it is retreaded. One to be held with Western District and one to be held in Gippsland. Don Golding is able to acquire the branding devices at no cost but is seeking approval to use them.
Approved by Tech

Manifold – Don had an issue with someone matching the manifold to suit the adaptor plate.
That part of the manifold must be untouched.

Phil Jenkins: Engine builder called regarding using flat top replacement pistons when original dished pistons were not available.
If dished pistons are to be used Tech must be consulted prior. After checking with manufacturers dished pistons are available for most models raced in our classes.

Letter to be sent to Engine Sealers.

Letter to Standard Saloons re car track allowance - 26 March 2017

26 March 2017
O:038

Standard Saloon Track Allowance

Standard Saloon Registered Owners

Dear Registered Owner,

This letter is being sent to Standard Saloon Owners asking that you check the track measurements on your cars.

There has been a generous 50mm maximum allowance and it has been found that cars are presenting for scrutineering outside of the specifications including the allowance.

Please be aware if you go above the specification with the allowance you will be excluded from the race event and penalties will be enforced.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jenkins
Technical Committee Secretary

VSC Technical Meeting Minutes - 12 March 2017

Date: 12 March 2017

Time: Chairman Phil Jenkins declared the meeting opened at 10.15 am
Place: Rubicon Hotel
Address: 1362 Taggerty-Thornton Road, Thornton

Attendance: Phil Jenkins, Allan Barnes, Trevor Kuhne, Max Jones, Brendan Eames

Apologies: Don Golding, Colin Campton, Frank Frost

Observers: Lynne Jones

Minutes of Previous Technical Meeting: Minutes of the previous meeting 27 November 2016 were read by Lynne Jenkins.
Business Arising: NIL
Allan Barnes: To send copies of GOS and Ltd Sportsman books.
Phil Jenkins: Letter to VSC – where are they situated regarding the sunscreen and hats for Scrutineers.
Moved: Allan Barnes
Seconded: Trevor Kuhn
Carried

Inward Correspondence:
I:023 – VSC Minutes 4/11/16
I:024 – Letter VSC sent to Accident Fund re VSC Officials coverage. Letter to be sent to VSC to seek whether there has been a response.
I:025 – Email from Rob Lambert – Eco-Tech manifold order. Rob Lambert now has a manifold.
I:026 – VSC Minutes 2/12/16
I:027 – SFI conformance labels for driver restraint systems. To be dealt with at next Tech Meeting.
I:028 – Email from Richard Baker re Divi 2 car build. Responded to O:020
I:029 – Letter from Mat McDermott to present at Std Saloon book meeting to leave the book as is. Sent to Std Saloon book meeting.
I:030 – Letter from Debbie Jones to present at the Std Saloon book meeting re replica fibreglass panels over the existing front guard. Sent to Std Saloon book meeting.
I:031 – Minutes from Standard Saloon book meeting. Deal with in General Business.
I:032 – VSC Minutes 3/3/17
I:033 – Letter from VSC re Mark and Brendon Miles Barra engine in BA-FG Ford. Currently under discussion.
I:034 – Letter from VSC to all clubs – mention that some scrutineers are not giving drivers their daylight sheet to enable registration of car. Scrutineers to ensure daylight sheet is given to car owner for registration.
I:035 – Email from Don Golding – Title Report, an apology for not being able to attend Tech Meeting and requesting that a copy of the VSC minutes be sent to Tech Reps. Tech Secretary to send minutes when received to Tech Committee.

Outward Correspondence:
O:012 – Letter to Mark Miles thanking him for his emails and photo’s re adaptor plate EA-EB. Too far outside current specs to approve.
O:013 – Letter to VSC – no longer Zones = no longer chain of contact. Can the VSC address this and inform of the new process and alter the Policy accordingly.
O:014 – Letter to VSC informing of the change of computer sealer for the Divi 2 class and to add to the VSC website.
O:015 – Letter to VSC following up about sunscreen and hats for scrutineers as per VSC Minutes 3 June 2016.
O:016 – Letter to VSC re Super Rod aluminium axles being modified – amendment to be ratified by VSC and added to Super Rod book on VSC website.
O:017 – Form for scrutineers and businesses requesting to be engine sealers.
O:018 – Letter to VSC – Anne Gooding request for specification books.
O:019 – Letter to VSC – Don Golding requesting blue interim engine seals.
O:020 – Email to Richard Baker – Re Divi 2 body build. – referred Richard to take to the next book meeting.
O:021 – Notice – Standard Saloon book meeting
O:022 – Notice amendment to all Sedan classes re fuel cells with side outlets.
O:023 – Letter to Travis Evans re Std Saloon bar work.
O:024 – Note and cheque to Allan Barnes from VSC.
O:025 – Letter to Super Rod owners re only aluminium axles purpose-built to go Super Rod direction to be used. Sent to owners once the change was made to the book on the VSC website.
O:026 – Email to Tech Committee re new letterhead and book layout and informing of Tech Meeting 12 Mar 17.
O:027 – Tech minutes and letters to scrutineers.
Moved: Allan Barnes – that all correspondence be accepted.
Seconded: Max Jones
Carried

General Business:
Standard Saloon specification changes as follows:
Trevor Kuhne Chairperson opened the specification meeting.
Safety: All safety items are to be updated as per VSC and Technical Committee Minutes.
Letter from Mat McDermott
Motion: To leave the Standard Saloon class as it is as the class has parody at the moment.
Discussion held on the motion.
Moved: Mat McDermott
Seconded: Rod Meakins
Defeated

Letter from Debbie Jones
Motion: To allow fibreglass replacement guards over the top of original guards.
Discussion held on fibreglass replacement guards over the top of original guards.
MOVED: Debbie Jones
SECONDED: Brett Clark
CARRIED
APPROVED BY TECH

Mark Miles Presentation about running an EA type manifold onto a BA engine.
Using EA Centrepoint manifold. AU ignition system. J3 chip can be used to override unnecessary computer items. Manifold alterations – Only drilling mounting holes to allow the manifold to fit the BA engine. No internal modifications to the Standard EA Centrepoint manifold. Manifold was passed around for drivers to look at.
MOTION: That the BA engine with the EA Manifold not be accepted.
Discussion held on the motion.
MOVED: Col Yeomans
SECONDED: Rod Meakins
CARRIED

Discussion held on allowing AU engines to go into BA and BF. Sump modifications are required. There are people that make modified sumps to allow early engines into later cars. (eg SRE Engines, Goodguys Performance).
Question: If AU sumps are permitted to be altered, will it be permitted on other models?
MOTION: To open sumps on early model engines to suit/adapt to late model cars. (Technical Committee to approve sump modifications and to what cars it can be done).
Discussion held on the motion.
MOVED: Scott Whittle
SECONDED: Daniel Stewart
CARRIED
APPROVED BY TECH WITH THE FOLLOWING: Minimal external modification to allow clearance for oil pick up and oil pump only. Oil capacity to remain the same.

TYRES
MOTION: To delete 4mm tread depth from the tyre section.
Discussion held.
MOVED: Brad Hill
SECONDED: Bob Whittle
CARRIED
APPROVED BY TECH

DIFFS
MOTION: To leave diffs as they are.
Discussion held.
MOVED: Mat McDermott
SECONDED: Rod Meakins
CARRIED
APPROVED BY TECH

DIFF TOOL
Diff check definition. Discussion held
NO CHANGE
CARBY’S
MOTION: That V8’s may use a Holley vacuum secondary 4 barrel carburettor up to a maximum of 750CFM. Carburettor to be in standard condition.
Discussion held.
MOVED: Scott Whittle
SECONDED: Russell Hill
CARRIED
Allan Barnes to check all available permissible Holley’s in series. TBA

ROLL CAGES
MOTION: To adopt set back roll cage. Max 50mm at top 200mm at the bottom.
Discussion held.
MOVED: Daniel Stewart
SECONDED: Scott Whittle
CARRIED
TECH COMMITTEE DOES NOT APPROVE THIS

EXTRACTORS
MOTION: To allow extractors on all engines.
Discussion held.
MOVED: Brett Clark
SECONDED: Scott Whittle
DEFEATED
ENGINES

MOTION: To allow early model 350 cast engines in VX onwards. Allow early model Cleveland engines into EA onwards. With no modification, exception sumps as per previous motion.
Discussion held.
MOVED: Daniel Stewart
SECONDED: Cory Horter
TIED VOTE
VSC and Tech to decide
To be discussed at next Tech Meeting

CLARIFICATION
Wheel nuts do not have to be drilled.
Not required to be drilled on Standard Saloons as the class does not use spacers.

CLARIFICATION
VE Commodore can run……..engine if you can get carby to run on it. If it is in the book and can run a carby it can run.
MOTION: To cap V8’s to current specifications.
Ford – 6 cyl single overhead cam 4 litre in cars from EA – FG.
Commodore – Ecotec in cars up to VF.
Twin overhead Cam Ford and Alloytech GM not permitted.
MOVED: Trevor Kuhne
SECONDED: Brendan Eames
CARRIED
Power steering coolers maximum 250 x 175 permitted. Must be forward of the firewall. No wider than mudguard skirts.

CLARIFICATION
Can not remove any mounting points etc inside cabin (e.g. old seat belt mounts).
Redundant brackets ie: console, seat brackets may be removed.

CLARIFICATION
Carby’s to be visually standard. Must be OEM. Only the choke may be removed and the butterfly shaft.
Carby’s will be as the book. Australian delivery only.
APPROVED BY TECH

CLARIFICATION
Half windscreen mesh was raised and explained that a full screen is required as the class races in both directions. It protects the driver if you are running either way.
APPROVED BY TECH WITH THE FOLLOWING: 25X25X2.5 OR AS CURRENTLY IN BOOK 50X50X3.0

Trevor Kuhne: requested that prior to the book going to Allan that it be sent to him and the Std Saloon Reps to check.
Specifications are current until 30 June 2021.
Standard Saloon specifications finish.

Max Jones: There still seems to be some confusion with tracks regarding open sedan races and unlimited races. Believe this is a VSC issue.

Allan Barnes: Will get books to Tech Secretary to have put on VSC site.
Will check Holleys for Std Saloons.

Brendan Eames: NIL

Phil Jenkins: Letter to be sent to all Std Saloon owners to check their track on cars. They already have a generous allowance of 50mm maximum allowance and cars are still turning up outside the specs. If a car is presented outside the allowable track measurement as per specifications the car and driver will be excluded from the event and penalties will be enforced.

Meeting closed by the Chairman at 12.10 pm

Notice - Standard Saloon Specification Book Meeting - 22 January 2017

NOTICE

Standard Saloon Specification Book Meeting

Date: 19 February 2017

Where: Redline Raceway
Yankee Flat Road
Mount Buninyong

Time: 10.30 am

Specification meeting for registered owners. Logbook required for voting.

Bring a chair along as there are not many available.

There will be no alcohol consumption during the meeting.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jenkins
Technical Secretary

Notice re Side Fuel Outlets - VSC Sedan Classes - 1 January 2017

SIDE FUEL OUTLETS – VSC Sedan Classes

Amendment to the previous notice dated 31 Jan 2016

VSC Sedans may use metal or commercially available plastic fuel tanks/cells with side outlets

Letter to VSC re Super Rods Axles - 29 November 2016

Dear Victorian Speedway Council,

Re: Aluminium Axles – Super Rods

A discussion was held with John Verhoeven regarding aluminium axles being modified in the Super Rod class – at the time of the specifications being approved the Technical Committee was informed that the rule change was to be implemented for new aluminium axles that were being imported.

Notice to Super Rod owners and alteration to book as follows:

Section 7, paragraph a.
7. REAR AXLE
a. Quick-change rear end optional in Super Rods and must use a steel axle tube with a nominal 75mm Ø or aluminium axle of maximum 2” bore. Aluminium axles must use aluminium wheels. Axle nuts must be threaded so they tighten under use i.e.: The right-hand side axle nut has a left-hand thread and the left-hand side axle nut has a right-hand thread.
Only aluminium axles that are purpose-built to go Super Rod direction to be used.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jenkins
Technical Committee Secretary

VSC Technical Updates - 27 November 2016

Div 2 re replacement company for computer checks Need to add Independent Motorsport, 3/32 Vestan Drive Morwell as the company to test and seal computers to the Divi 2 book. Grants Auto Elecs will need to remain in the book for the cars that have already been done by them.

Daylight sheets from Licencing Secretary re scrutineers need to be more accurate. Scrutineers are to complete daylight sheets correctly, make of car, type and size of engine and carby. All areas of daylight to be written not ticked.

Email from VSC President – requesting Hans Device compliance – if it has both SFI and FIA on the device you can run under FIA rules but if it has SFI tag only it has to be recertified every five years for compliance.

Leigh Gooding Has been approached regarding a noncompliant roll cage. Modifications have been made and it still does not comply. It is not compliant and cannot be used.

Can the rear brace bar go through the tunnel? Yes, but must have tail shaft clearance.

Can diesel fuel be used? Yes, as it is pumped fuel that is available at petrol stations.

Anne Gooding Clarification required regarding the firewall position and dimensions in an Escort in the Sport Sedan class. Specifications state firewall to remain in original position – Phil Jenkins to check dimensions.

Max Jones Seat belt eye bolts as shown by Max explaining that some cars have incorrect size eyebolts. Allan Barnes did state that when fitting seatbelts, they are to be fitted with bolts as per the specification book.

When using an eyebolt for seat belts, the bolt diameter must be 10mm minimum with a minimum rating on the eyebolt be .23T.

Phil Jenkins Discussion was held with John Verhoeven regarding aluminium axles being modified in the Super Rod class – at the time of the specifications being approved the Tech Committee was informed that the rule change was to be implemented for new aluminium axles that were being imported. Notice to Super Rod owners and alteration to book as follows:
7. REAR-AXLE
a. Quick-change rear end optional in Super Rods and must use a steel axle tube with a nominal 75mm dia or aluminium axle of maximum 2.00-inch bore. Aluminium axles must use aluminium wheels. Axle nuts must be threaded so they tighten under use i.e.: The right-hand side axle nut has a left-hand thread and the left-hand side axle nut has a right-hand thread. Only aluminium axles that are purpose-built to go Super Rod direction to be used.

Notice to VSC Standard Saloon Drivers re Electric Fuel Pumps - 25 August 2016

VSC STANDARD SALOONS

To all VSC Scrutineers and VSC Standard Saloon Owners.

It has been brought to the VSC Technical Committee attention that the 2014 – 2017 VSC Standard Saloon Specification Manual contains the following sentence:

“All electric fuel pumps must be fitted with engine monitoring relay to stop fuel pump running when engine stops.”

The sentence has been added to section 17. FUEL/FUEL TANK in error.

At this time this specification has not been ratified for VSC Standard Saloons and is not to be enforced.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jenkins
Technical Committee Secretary

Scrutineer Technical School Minutes - 7 August 2016

Date: 7 August 2016

Time: Chairman Trevor Kuhne opened the Technical School at 10:15 am
Place: School of Mines, Ballarat

Attendance: As per attendance sheets

Chairman Trevor Kuhne introduced himself and the Technical Secretary Lynne Jenkins. Trevor then asked that Allan Barnes run through the changes (attached) for the upcoming race season.

Allan Barnes: Hopeful that the new VSC website has a technical section for all specification books to be accessed as well as a section to put any changes for Scrutineers and drivers to be able to access so that everyone can be informed.

Short Roll Cage for VSC GOS, Sports Sedans and Unlimited Sedans
c) Main roll cage hoop to be within 50mm of sides of roof at the narrowest point. Top windscreen bar to be within 50mm of the windscreen at front roll cage leg on side elevation.
The front roll cage leg is to be within 50mm of windscreen opening on side elevation and follow the “A” pillar line at an angle of no more the 45 degrees downwards from the horizontal. The front leg will be no more than 300mm behind the original door pillar at the original top door line or 75mm in on the front elevation at the original top door line. Roll cage legs to be welded to the top of a subframe within 50mm of door pillars on the front elevation
“45 degrees downwards from the horizontal” is as vertical as the windscreen section of the front roll cage leg can be, even if the leg is not 300mm back from the original door pillar.
Foot Protection must be used as per diagram 1, minimum tube size 32mm x 3mm CHS within the minimum height of 300mm and brought forward as far as practicable and must cover all pedals when pedals are full depressed, Must be filled with 3mm plate. A mandatory foot protection brace bar of a minimum 25mm x 3mm CHS fitted between the front top half of the foot protection bar and bar work to the left on the drivers side (preferably the dash bar) and between the front top half of the foot protection bar and bash bar at approximately 45 degrees on the passenger side if passenger seat fitted.
Foot protection for roll cages with front leg more than 75mm behind original door pillar, maximum 450mm measurement from roll cage leg to forward section of foot protection bar and must be filled with 3mm plate.
If fully depressed pedals do not protrude past the roll cage leg. A foot protection bar is not compulsory.
Reason: There are many race cars with this style of roll cages in other divisions of speedway, which may find their way into VSC GOS, Sports Sedans and Unlimited Sedans classes.

WHEELS
VSC GOS and Unlimited Sedans, 10mm of wheel stud to be through the end of wheel nut if wheel spacer or wheel adaptor used. Effective 1 August 2016
Reason: to make sure full thread of wheel nut is engaged to stop wheels coming out.

Dave Walton: Asked about the measurement on the windscreen. Allan Barnes informed Dave it is 50mm.

The Foot Protection bar must be steel. Left to right bar not required if fully depressed pedals do not protrude past roll cage leg.

Fuel
No Jerry Cans in VSC Classes Effective 1 August 2016
Rod Meakins: Asked if Alexandra could have an exemption for the use of jerry cans for the upcoming season as drivers of the 100 lapper may not conform until notified.
Lynne Jones: Advised that no jerry cans are permitted in the 100 lapper book.

Wheels
VSC GOS and Unlimited Sedans, 10mm of wheel stud to be through the end of wheel nut if wheel spacer or wheel adaptor used. Effective 1 August 2016
Reason: to make sure full thread of wheel nut is engaged to stop wheels coming off.

Seals
VSC has blue twist seals similar to SSA/VSCF seals. These will be used as an identifier seal only. They do not indicate the engine or part has been inspected and sealed.
At this point in time, the brass VSC is used to identify engines that have been inspected and sealed as complying with class specifications.
The blue twist seal can be fitted to an engine or part at any time without a seal sheet.
They can be left in place for any length of time or removed when necessary, as long as the engine or part is not needed for a technical inspection. (i.e. seal sheet filled in as per policy and procedure)
If the engine or parts need to be inspected at a later date the seal numbers and all information are required on the appropriate VSC engine seal form at that time.
At this point in time, it is not compulsory to have the twist seal fitted to be able to race.
It may later be compulsory for some or all classes to have the twist seal fitted to be able to race.
Blue seals to be sent to Club Chief Scrutineers

Dave Walton: Asked about the measurement on the windscreen. Allan Barnes informed Dave it is 50mm.

Ltd Sportsman Book
Allan Barnes to check the book re – manifold – bolt-on adaptor only

VSC Sprintcar Book
Ann Gooding: Holes in the firewall that cannot be covered.
Allan Barnes: They are required to minimise as much as possible.

Sports Sedans book
Safety items updated.
Juniors age altered and waiting on the outcome of VSC age response.
Rod Meakins & Robyn Johnson: Why are front-wheel drive not in the specification book.
Max Jones: The drivers did not bring it up at their last book meeting.
Allan Barnes & Trevor Kuhne: Drivers to decide at book meetings – questionnaire to go out to Sport Sedan registered owners re changes to the book.

Fuel lines Std Saloons – alter book and send out to Std Saloon registered owners a correction re EFI.

Tech Minutes to go to all scrutineers – emailed to all that have email addresses and posted to scrutineers that do not have an email address.

Class Reps for individual classes – an expression of interest has been sent to all scrutineers to send their expression of interest to be a class rep. Each class to have 3 reps under 30 cars and 5 reps over 50 cars as discussed. It is important to have scrutineers involved and also at titles.

Titles – Send out an expression of interest to scrutineers to submit their interest in being a title rep.

Email Scrutineers the difference re Open Meeting and an Unlimited Meeting – an open meeting is sedan classes running together in the same meeting but car must be compliant as per class it is registered as. An Unlimited Meeting is for the VSC Unlimited class only.

Rod Meakins: A Standard Saloon was presented with 10mm tyres and it was sent away to change. Rod believes the scrutineer should have the Steward issue a penalty as the car has been deliberately presented as illegal.
Trevor Kuhne: Some clubs put scrutineers under the pump to get cars on the track.
Rod Meakins: The Scrutineer should not allow illegal cars to get through.
Trevor Kuhne: All Scrutineers are to deal with appropriately on the day.

Dave Walton: GOSA cage – EL there is an issue re back spreader bar – centre hoop.

Trevor Kuhne: It is illustrated at approx 50mm – but will be looked at.
Allan Barnes & Trevor Kuhne: Allan and Trevor to look into it and get back to Dave Walton.

Don Golding: Logbooks – last year the logbooks did not have numbers is this going to be the same this year.
Lynne Jenkins to contact Clinton Purdie.

Closed: Trevor Kuhne closed the Tech School meeting at 11:35 am.

VSC Technical Updates - 5 June 2016

I:043 – SFI Notice of recall of Driver Restraint Assemblies by Ruian Dragon

I:046 – Email from Brian Schneider requesting eligibility of cars in Unlimited Class. Letter/email to be sent to Brian Schneider informing him that if you reshell a car it goes by the body series. If you reshell into a different body series a new daylight and new registration is required. Chassis cars need to nominate a body style for measurements for track etc.

I:052 – Submission from Tony Carpenter Ltd Sportsman for a Holden Commodore v6 3.8 ecotech engine trial in the Ltd Sportsman. At the book meeting held 4 June 2016, it was voted unanimously to allow the trial.
Moved: John Verhoeven to approve the engine trial as follows: Cannot race for points or prize money exception being to race for accumulative points for grid position in Final. Trial to be run over at least three tracks. Must notify track when nominating that it is a trial engine and racing for grid points only, not series points or prize money. No Title. Engine must fit within the barwork and is required to be inspected before and during fitment. If there are specific race meetings you wish to earn points and prize money or Title you may replace your engine with an engine that meets current specifications and inform the track that you have replaced engine and running for points and prize money. The Trial is to be for one season and you are required to supply a report at the end of 1016-2017 season.
Seconded: Phil Jenkins
CARRIED Unanimously
Letter to be sent to Tony Carpenter approving the engine trial.
Lynne Jenkins to call Tony Carpenter and inform him that Tech have approved the trial but it has to be ratified at the next VSC meeting.

I:053 – Email from Joshua Aston re 186s manifolds voted on at the Ltd Sportsman specification meeting, he is concerned that they are not as readily available as stated at the meeting. Decided to stay as per book with the inclusion of OEM 186s manifolds may be used with suitable bolt-on adaptor to max 50mm high only.

 

Limited Sportsman Book Specifications

SAFETY: Phil Jenkins explained that any mandatory safety changes will be made and included in the book at printing.

Nathan Baker asked if there was a specific thickness for chrome moly and if there is it should be in the book.
John Verhoeven supplied a list of dimensions used for sprint car specifications as attached.
Sprint car chassis either chrome moly steel tubing SAE 4130 seamless tubing 35mm OD x 2.4mm WT or mild steel may be used but must conform to all other specifications. Any modifications to sprint car chassis must be inspected by Club Scrutineer prior to painting.

CHASSIS: Moved: Nathan Baker that the following be omitted from page 10 “Limited Sportsman using Chrome Moly must have Log Book endorsed.”
Seconded: Jayden Johnson
Carried Unanimously

SAFETY SCREEN: Moved: Jason Hurley, after a discussion regarding the safety screen manufactured sprint car safety screens are permissible.
Seconded: Nathan Baker
Carried Unanimously
Optional sprint car safety screen or safety screens must be fitted with a maximum metal mesh opening of 50mm x 50mm x 3mm or a minimum size 25mm sq x 0.8mm. Windscreen to be fully enclosed, full width and depth. Must be held in place with a minimum of four radiator hose clamps or welded.

BODY: Nathan Baker opened a discussion regarding holes on top of bonnets.
Phil Jenkins explained there cannot be open holes behind the radiator re fire, boiling water from broken hoses etc.
Further discussions were held due to the different bonnet types.
Moved: Nathan Baker as per manufacturer sprint car bonnets with openings at firewall/dash panel permitted.
Seconded: Jamie McMeeken
Carried Unanimously
Safety issue – there are to be no holes behind the radiator – standardise all books – top and sides must be sealed at firewall/dash – ALLAN TO DO THIS ONE

WHEEL NUTS: Jamie McMeeken Open-wheel nuts need to be clarified in the book – drilled or open.
Must be min end of nut – can protrude max 10mm into hex section of nut.

REAR SUSPENSION: There was a discussion on tail shaft safety loops. Nathan Baker stated that some cars have sprint car loops, and it can be quite an issue to alter.
Don Golding stated that the sprint car loops that are functional work but there are some that do not.
John Verhoeven Sprint car loops are used on torque tube where the Ltd Sportsman have tail shafts. Due to the differences what is quite safe on the sprint cars can be not so safe for the Ltd Sportsman and can have potential problems due to the tail shaft action.
Nathan Baker said that some Ltd Sportsman have a floating torque arm and trying to get a loop is a problem.
It was decided that this should be discussed at Tech for an appropriate outcome.
Safety chains or cable of 4.7mm to be used as a safety device on the front of Hair Pin rods. Shrink rings to be welded in 3 places.
The tail shaft must be fitted with a 360˚ hoop at the rear of the tail shaft and be approximately 150mm from the rear universal joint. To be minimum 40mm x 5mm FMS or 9.75mm chain.

FUEL TANKS: Don Golding, fuel tank filler neck outside of barwork – need to be more vigilant when daylighting and scrutineering as it needs to be inside of the barwork.
Discuss at Tech and have ruling in the book.
Scrutineers to be more vigilant

ELECTRICAL: Josh Aston as to where Isolation Switch should be placed. A discussion was held.
Moved: Jayden Johnson, Battery Isolation Switch to be mounted in the right-hand side of the dash and clearly marked.
Seconded: Tony Carpenter
Carried
Unanimously

Engine Sealing points to be drilled to be included in the book.

INLET MANIFOLDS: A discussion was held on inlet manifolds.
Moved: Nathan Baker, that standard 186S manifolds may be used with a suitable adaptor.
Seconded: Adam McKenzie
Carried
Unanimously

Moved: Nathan Baker, 9 port cylinder heads permitted only.
Seconded: Tony Carpenter
Carried
Unanimously
Must maintain original outside dimensions as per current book – bolt-on suitable adaptor to max 50 mm high only.

WHEELS: #23 Maximum rim width 204mm Add measured inside bead to inside bead.

TRIAL ENGINE: Moved: Tony Carpenter, that the Limited Sportsman trial an engine as per specs to be submitted to Tech for approval.
Seconded: Michael Aston (proxy)
Carried Unanimously

Super Rod Book Specifications
SEAT BELTS: want specifications as to materials etc and how to mount seat belts and Hans Devices. As per wording in Unlimited book, extend section for Hans Device – ALLAN TO DO

CHASSIS: Remove wording NO CHROME MOLY to be used in chassis construction. Replace at end of the paragraph – Chrome Moly (4130) tube allowed but must comply or exceed sizes in attached diagrams. Any repair must be inspected prior to painting.

SKID RAIL: Measurement in the first paragraph be altered from 125mm to 175mm.

SUSPENSION: Add to section B. No cockpit adjustable shock absorbers are permitted.

STEERING: Add Section G. An SFI approved tether to be fitted to drag link.

REAR AXLE: The word steel be removed from the first paragraph and add Aluminium axle to be maximum bore 2.00 inches.

ENGINE: Paragraph B to read Any standard configuration cast-iron block permitted. Camshaft position and diameter to remain standard dimensions. Any cast-iron head permitted, aluminium heads with standard configuration, IE original engine manufacturers standard valve angle and spacing allowed, angle milling permitted.

SAFETY SCREEN: Add to paragraph 1 Minimum 3 mounting points. Metal fasteners to be used minimum one each side and one at top.

EXHAUSTS: Section C altered to. Metal brackets must be used to attach the muffler to the chassis or side rail if the chain is used minimum size 3mm.

VEHICLE WEIGHT: Alter weights to: Maximum vehicle weight of 1100kg, Minimum Vehicle weight of 900kg
Alter sentence: Vehicle to be weighed in race trim with the driver.

FUEL TANK: Pick up to come from the top of the tank only – DELETE – exception and side.

ENGINE INSPECTION: To be in the back of book put in – Sealing Points to be drilled for engine sealing in sump and heads.

VSC Sports Sedan Book Specifications
TYRE SIZE: Change to 8inch (245mm)

VSC Sprintcar Book Specifications
ADD AND REMOVE FROM SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS: if the pole or outside pole driver is deemed to have jumped the start they will be returned to their original grid position one time only, any further jumped start by that driver will incur a ROF.
REMOVE: “A car stopping on yellow will also be placed at the rear of the restarting line-up”.

REMOVE FROM SPECIFICATION BOOK THE FOLLOWING BOLD WORDING:
FIRE EXTINGUISHER: Onboard fire extinguisher optional. It must be securely mounted and be of the correct type for the fuel being used.
c) Morris J van type rear end not permitted.
All cars must be fitted with copper or steel fuel lines or approved flexible tubing.
d) All cars must be fitted with flexible fuel lines within 80mm of the fuel tank.
Bonnet attachment all cars must use a strong bonnet strap/s or other tool lees quick release method of attachment e.g.: winged Dzus fasteners. (Not screws or nuts and bolts). The carburettor engine must-have tool less quick release.
Starter Motor use of starter motor is optional. All cars registered in this section MUST carry and supply for use at tracks, a suitable tow rope/strap minimum length 2 metres, one end having any eye, the other fitted with a steel hook that will fit over the front or rear bumper.
Increase iron engine specification to maximum 359 cubic inc, no other changes to specifications. Permit 359 motors for a 12-month trial to be reassessed at the end of the 2016-2017 season and class to report back to the Tech Committee to look at extending the use or altering to the benefit of the class.

REMOVE 305 engine section.

Allow any GM LS base engine except LS7 to CT525 specification.

Remove part numbers and ADD items as per sheet for the LS series engine section.

Allow cockpit adjustable top wings.

CHANGE BATTERY AND BALLAST SECTIONS
Battery/battery cover
The battery must be mounted firmly and in a safe position relative to the fuel tank. Battery to be mounted in a steel angle frame that covers four (4) sides of battery, top and bottom. Angle to be a minimum 25mm x 25mm x 3mm steel. Frame to be connected with a minimum of two (2) 8mm rods/bolts, recommended four (4) attached to steel framework inside chassis. Care to be taken to avoid the possibility of shorting. Where battery leads through a thin metal firewall etc the leads must pass through a rubber grommet or hose to prevent chafing of battery leads. Blue triangle 75mm x 75mm x 75mm to indicate battery position. Only gel type battery permitted.
5. Battery
Motorcycle battery must be mounted firmly and in a safe position forward of engine plate. Battery clamp to be connected with a minimum two (2) 6mm rods/bolts or heavy-duty clamps/ not hose clamps. Attached to chassis in a minimum 2 places. Car type battery must be mounted firmly and in a safe position relative to fuel tank. Battery to be mounted in a steel angle frame that covers four (4) sides of the battery, top and bottom. Angle to be a minimum 25mmx25mmx3mm steel. Frame to be connected with a minimum two (2) 8mm rods/bolts, recommended four (4) attached to steel framework inside chassis. Care to be taken to avoid possibility of shorting. Where battery leads pass through a thin metal firewall etc the leads must pass through a rubber grommet or hose to prevent chafing of battery leads. Blue triangle 75mm x 75mm x 75mm to indicate battery position. Only sealed type battery permitted. Gel recommended.
BALLAST: To permit 2 pieces of ballast maximum 11.3 kg each, bolted on each side (LH and RH sides) of front of rear engine plate.

SEAT PLATES: It was asked to remove seat plate section and have mandatory seat bar – It is a safety issue and the seat plate is specific to all open wheelers in the VSC and is to remain as per current specification book.

GENERAL BUSINESS:
Frank Frost: Nil

Don Golding: Seatbelts not having anything stopping them sliding along barwork they are attached to and to keep them tight enough.

John Verhoeven: Re Super Modified driver that came out of car – he offered to have a look at the cars with Allan Barnes to check out barwork, seat or anything else that may be required to be implemented to prevent the incident occuring again.

Max Jones: Nil

Allan Barnes: Will not be standing as Technical Chairman – wants to remain on committee and is more than willing to help out in areas that he can.

Combined School to be held at Ballarat on the 7th August.

Need to organise 4 schools. Don will help in organising one at Hamilton – Allan to speak to Garry Severs regarding holding one at Bairnsdale.

VSC Technical Updates - 24 April 2016

INWARD CORRESPONDENCE:
I:038: Letter from VSC – regarding appointing Tech Reps to Titles when they are appointed for other duties at the track. This is obviously an issue but at the time of appointment, the Tech Committee is unaware of the appointees having other duties on the day. Will look at improving this moving forward.

OUTWARD CORRESPONDENCE:
O:031: Letter to Greg Raggatt – V8 Thunder Car Class specifications are covered by ASCF Super Sedan specifications.

O:033: Letter to Nathan Baker re-email sent to Alan McKinnon regarding 186 manifold and adaptor plate in Ltd Sportsman. To conform to specification book.

O:035: Letter to Ben Randall re Std Saloon head with numbers ground off. The head was found to be standard – note: all engines to be visually standard with numbers on it.

O:036: Letter to VSC – Tech moved a motion regarding the use of jerry cans – motion passed that as of the start of season 16-17 jerry cans of any description are not to be used in any VSC Class.

O:037: Notice to sedan classes – may use metal or commercially available plastic fuel tanks/cells with side outlets.

O:039: Letter to std saloon drivers – all engines to be visually standard with numbers on it.

Allan Barnes: SFI regards to the repair to race suits – Does not comply with SFI if the suit has been repaired. SFI specs 3.2A and 3.3 state repairs should be completed through the guidance of the original manufacturer.

Max Jones: Sports Sedans – the number of spacers being used needs to be put in the spec book. Wheel stud to come out to a minimum of the open face of the nut, not past the outer edge of the rim. Maximum 10mm of stud past nut. To be included in all modified sedan classes with spacers.

Phil Jenkins: Side fuel outlet tanks in open-wheelers. Daylighted a Super Rod – queried it as it was brought in years ago that open-wheelers were to use top fuel outlets, the owner said that it was in the book -Phil checked and it was permitted in the specification book so had to pass it. John Verhoeven was not aware that it was in the Super Rod book but will see that it is amended at the book meeting on 9 May.

Trevor Kuhne: Happy with the scrutineering at the Standard Saloon Title.

VSC Technical Updates - 31 January 2016

Trevor Kuhne: Questioned the issue of suspension points in Std Saloons. As previously discussed, suspension mounting points must be OEM – in the original position only. Extra metal strengthening on suspension is not permitted and must be removed.

Allan Barnes: VSC Vintage class must comply with VSC safety gear as all VSC classes do. The VSC Vintage run under VSC guidelines and are not to run with other non-VSC Vintage classes.

I:024 – Email forwarded from VSC re Robert Laidlaw requesting a meeting of the Divi 2 owners/drivers to discuss a possible change to EFI engine rule. Letter O:029 sent stating that the issue is to go to the next book meeting to be decided by registered owners. VSC response the same – are sending him a letter stating that for a meeting to be called that he needs a 75% majority of registered owners to call a meeting.

I:026 – Letter from Greg Raggatt re V8 Thunder Sedans concerning the VSC position on high bar cars. Letter to be sent to inform that under VSC Unlimited specifications the V8 Thunder Sedans are covered by ASCF Super Sedan book and as such are required to comply with their specifications.

Allan Barnes: I:032 Allan has spoken to Don Golding, Alan McKinnon and some drivers regarding the 186 manifold that has been cut out and welding standard single throat inlet into the top. Allan Barnes has had discussions with Don Golding, Alan McKinnon and some Ltd Sportsman drivers. The Tech Committee held a discussion, and it was that as per specs (no adaptor plate is used between the carburettor and manifold) making your submission being outside the specifications. Any changes to be decided at the next book meeting by registered owners of the Limited Sportsman class.
Moved: John Verhoeven
Seconded: Andy Young
Carried
An open letter to be sent to Ltd Sportsman Drivers, Garry Severs prior to VSC Title, and send to VSC to be ratified

Andy Young: Spreader bars in ASCF Juniors – should the VSC look at changes to include ASCF Juniors for the purpose of dual registration? Allan Barnes – ASCF changed their roll cages the VSC have remained the same and we are to comply with our book – possibly look at a later date as the ASCF cars will eventually end up as VSC cars.

Ben Randalls Std Saloon Head with numbers ground off: Allan Barnes spoke to an engine specialist and was told that some parts companies grind the numbers off as it makes replacements less questionable. Tech Committee members inspected the head, and it was found to be compliant. Letter to be sent to Ben Randall and to be made known to all Std saloon owners that the engine is to be visually standard with all numbers on.

Phil Jenkins: Received a call asking if a passenger seat can be placed in a station wagon behind the driver’s seat. No, as the roll cage must finish behind the driver seat.

Trevor Kuhne: Looking at cars with jerry cans – there are some out there that are a bit concerning and looking quite unsafe. A discussion was held and it was Moved: Trevor Kuhne and Seconded: Max Jones that as of the start of the 2016-2017 racing season jerry cans are not to be used in any VSC class. Carried

E85 Fuel some drivers complaining that it is not readily available. E85 complies with specifications and in the book, it states: readily available multi-pump outlet.

Don Golding: Sprintcar direct mount hubs for Ltd Sportsman. As per specifications, they comply and wheels are to be of one piece as per specifications. Tidy up at book meeting.

Alan McKinnon: A notification should go out to all sedan classes that commercially available metal and plastic fuel cells may use side outlets.

Phil Jenkins: Mini Sprints – Asked to daylight a Mini Sprint and was informed that it had 60kg of ballast and that 4 cars were running with excess ballast. Phil told the owner that the ballast was in excess of the 40 kg specifications, and he would not daylight it as it stood. Apparently, the car has been daylighted and not sure if the ballast is compliant. Spoke to Garry Severs to check on it at the Mini Sprint Title.

VSC Technical Updates - 25 October 2015

BUSINESS ARISING:

Trevor Kuhne: Extra holes drilled in suspension mounts – the K Frame should be replaced instead of welding the holes.

Allan Barnes: Dual registered classes – it states in Policy that the last registration for a car that you must run with that class for three months and cannot move between classes indiscriminately – as this could leave the driver without insurance. VSC may need to look at how to make this work.

VSC Response: Policy Sect 8 No 15 states – A car that conforms to more than one class may be dual registered. (No more than 2 Registrations per car).

I:03 – Email from Mitchell Blencowe re Leigh Goodings engine trial: Discussed trial at last book meeting – decision made for Leigh Gooding to trial an injected V6 engine – Leigh Gooding to forward a report on the engine to Tech to discuss and a decision will be made by drivers at next book meeting.

I:07 – VSC V8 Sedan draft and specifications: The VSC have the Unlimited Class for this group to fit into for this season. There is a need to look at working on a book over this season to redress the chassis section of the Unlimited Book.

I:016 – Letter from Karen McCaskill re High Bar Cars – Sport Sedans and Unlimited Class: At this time high bars have never been ratified making high bars outside of specifications for any VSC Sedan based class.

I:017 – Record of Scrutineer Training Day Hamilton: The training day was well attended and went well.

Send a letter of thanks to Kellie Atkins for minuting both Trainee Days.

Don Golding questioned the use of open-ended wheel nuts as he is having issues with some car owners. A letter to be sent to Don – All VSC modified sedan based classes must have open ended wheel nuts. Ltd Sportsman as an alternative can either have the open ended wheel nuts or have a min 3mm inspection hole in the end of all wheel nuts.

I:018 – Record of Scrutineer Training Day Alexandra: Well attended – plenty of questions asked. A query was made on the crucifix bars as ASCF cars have a different size bar. Must comply with current specification book.

I:019 – VSC Minutes 2/10/15: as noted in VSC minutes apparently some scrutineers have been completing their own daylight in their own daylight book than having another scrutineer sign off on it. This is not acceptable, and all scrutineers are expected to comply with Policy and Rules & Regs as well as behave in a manner that is entrusted to them.

Allan Barnes: VSC V8 Modified meeting held with Allan Barnes and John Verhoeven in attendance. The only sticking point from the meeting was weight. Allan Barnes weighed 7 cars between 835Kg – 900 Kg and at least 4 cars in the class would come in at 820 Kg or less if they fit the rear end and wheels voted in at the book meeting. There are several cars in the class that weigh in excess of 920 Kg.

The Technical Committee discussed the weight and the recommendation is to have a minimum weight of 820 kg to give room for new cars to enter the class.

Don Golding: Ballast – ASCF has a ruling of a max 40kg in 4 sections of no more than 10kg per section.
Barnes explained that the VSC has the same ruling only it isn’t written in all of the specification books – check Sport Sedan book.

VSC Technical Updates - 31 August 2015

Headrest bracing information: It is mandatory for all VSC cars to have a headrest brace of minimum strength equivalent to 20mm x 20mm x 1.6mm RHS within 25mm of the back of the headrest, to stop the headrest from moving back beyond 25mm. If tubing is used end on, a plate of minimum 60mm x 60mm x 3mm is to be fitted to the end to stop it from becoming a spear into the back of the headrest. This is to be included in all specification books as books are being renewed. Letter to go to Scrutineers prior to daylighting cars.

Unlimited Sedans: chassis cars need to have a make and model so as to conform to specifications as per wheel measurements etc.

John Potter: an issue with fuel tank mounting straps – some are putting rubber under them and not needing an earth strap. Allan Barnes explained that if the mounting straps were attached correctly there is no need for the rubber but all require an earth strap.

Inform VSC of concerns regarding Vintage Class – potentially the most dangerous class within the VSC. They have joined the VSC as a class to compete in such a way as to do spirited demonstrations. They do not have the level of insurance as other classes and it has been noted that some are driving as if under normal race conditions that are far beyond spirited demonstration and possible safety. There are also questionable areas such as safety gear, scrutineering, arm restraints and as noted previously level of insurance. Their original submission was for them to appear as stated spirited demonstration and it is recommended that the VSC inform Stewards to be aware and if the owners do not comply that their cars will be put on the trailer to go home and a letter to go to all registered owners informing them of the same. There is also a concern that not all are registered with the VSC and there are concerns that some are not registered with anyone. There really needs to be something put into place to help Tracks and Stewards with this issue as officials are asking where they stand in regard to this class.

VSC Technical Updates - 19 April 2015

GENERAL BUSINESS:

Allan Barnes: Std Saloon and other classes seem to be having consistent issues – tail shaft loops not compliant – in many cases, they are too far forward. The tail shaft rule is a good rule but needs to be policed. Need to make scrutineers aware. It will be on the upcoming list for scrutineers.

Trevor Kuhne: Head rest brace – it was noticed at the Std Saloon Title and other Titles there are some cars without adequate support, it is mandatory for all VSC cars to have a head rest brace of minimum strength equivalent to 20mm x 20mm x 1.6mm RHS within 25mm of the back of the head rest, to stop the head rest moving back beyond 25mm. If tubing is used end on, a plate of minimum 60mm x 60mm x 3mm is to be fitted to the end to stop it from becoming a spear into the back of the head rest. This is to be included in specification books as books are being renewed. Letter to go to Scrutineers prior to daylighting cars.

Allan Barnes and Max Jones went to the Unlimited Title at Moama – 4 finished – same issues as other classes – head rest, tailshaft loops, spreader bars. Chassis cars need to have a make and model of car allocated at daylighting for compliance to specifications re wheel outside body measurement etc.

Letter to Limited Sportsmans re Tyre Side Wall Markings - 27 March 2015

Dear VSC Limited Sportsman Owners

The following information is relevant to the VSC Limited sportsman specification manual tyre section. In particular, the construction section indicating R as the symbol for radial construction.

  1. TYRES

Any radial tyre deemed by the manufacturer as suitable for Highway use.

Tyres marked “For Racing Purposes” or “Racing Purposes Only” are not permitted.  Maximum casing size 295 with a duo meter reading of 45.


P
identifies your tire as a Passenger Tire. The P stands for PMetric. If your tire size starts with LT rather than a P then it identifies the tire as a light truck tire.


205
identifies the tire section width, which is the measurement of the tire from sidewall to sidewall in millimetres. This measurement varies depending on the rim to which it is fitted.
(There are 25.4 millimetres per 1 inch.)


55
is the two-figure aspect ratio. This percentage compares the tires section height with the tires section width. For example, this aspect ratio of 55 means that the tires section height is 55% of the tires section width.


R
indicates the construction used within the tires casing. R stands for radial construction. B means belted bias and D stands for diagonal bias construction.


16
The last dimension listed in the size is the diameter of the wheel which is most often measured in inches.


89
The load index and speed rating, or service description are the numbers that follow the tire size. The load index tells you how much weight the tire can support when properly inflated. Load indices range from 74 – 150 for passenger tires with each numeric value corresponding to a certain carrying capacity. The carrying capacity for each value can be found on a load index chart. On each U.S. passenger car tire, the load limit is listed in pounds. European tires have the load limit listed in kilograms and sometimes pounds.


H
Speed ratings are represented by letters ranging from A to Z. Each letter coincides to the maximum speed a tire can sustain under its recommended load capacity. For instance, S is equivalent to a max speed of 112 mph for one hour. Even though a tire can perform at this speed, we do not advocate exceeding legal speed limits.

 

DOT Serial Number
The “DOT” symbol certifies the tire manufacturer’s compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire safety standards. Below is a description of the serial number. Starting with the year 2000, four numbers are used for the Date of Manufacturer, the first two numbers identify the week and the last two numbers identify the year of manufacture. Prior to the year 2000 three numbers are used for the Date of manufacture, the first two numbers identify the week and the last number identifies the year of manufacture. To identify tires manufactured in the ’90s a decade symbol (a triangle on its side) is located at the end of the DOT serial number.


Reference Symbol (certifies the tire manufacturer’s compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation tire safety standards.


Manufacturer’s Plant Identification Code.


Tire Size Code Number.


Tire Type Code (coding for type of tire optional by manufacturer.


Date of Manufacture – Example 5203 (52nd week of 2003)

 

Yours sincerely

Allan Barnes
Technical Committee Chairman

VSC Scrutineer School changes to all VSC Sedans - 30 August 2014

To all Clubs for your information:

Changes to all VSC Sedans for the upcoming 2014-2015 season:

A mandatory foot protection brace bar of either – a minimum 25mm x 3mm CHS fitted between the front top half of the foot protection bar and bar work to the left on the driver’s side (preferably the dash bar) and between the front top half of the foot protection bar and dash bar at approximately 45 degrees on the passenger side if passenger seat fitted.

VSC Open Sedans name has changed to VSC Unlimited Sedans, and the specification book has been updated.

The roll cage front spreader bar option is only for VSC Sedans registered prior to 1 July 2014.

All VSC sedan classes – fuel protection bar work of either Standard Saloon or Modified Sedan (Unlimited, Sports, GOS and Divi 2 Hot Rods) type is mandatory. Standard Saloons to use fuel protection bar work as per Standard saloon Specification Manual.

VSC sedan fuel tank straps to be steel minimum 25mm x 3mm x 5mm steel chain for tanks with maximum capacity up to 32 litres or minimum 32mm x 3mm steel straps for tanks with capacities from 33 litres to 60 litres. No aluminium straps or fittings are permitted to secure the tank.

VSC modified type sedans fuel tank area to have access for scrutineering. Minimum size opening from above or rear (not below) to be the size of the fuel tank.

VSC Sports Sedans right-hand side wheels to protrude a maximum of 60mm from original body line. Any further the wheel to be covered by optional flare, wheels not to protrude from under flare.

All VSC sedan classes – NO air cleaners or air intakes in the cabin.

All VSC sedan classes. NO openings in bonnets or bonnet scoops except bonnet pins.

VSC sedan race cars competing in an open event for juniors must comply with the relevant VSC sedan class specification manual. No registration will be issued for Open Junior Sedans.

All VSC sedan classes – Maximum 2 fuel connections in the cabin to tap only. Commercial R6 bulkhead fitting allowed at firewalls.

VSC modified type sedans – wheels fitted with wheel cover must use correct wheel manufacturers attachments only, covers may be required to be removed for scrutineering purposes.

VSC Technical Updates - 1 June 2014

Read through specification changes:
Air Cleaners in-cabin – No – all classes

No holes in the bonnet – all classes

Open Juniors – must conform to a specification book e.g., GOS, Std Saloon etc.

FRONT SPREADER BAR – Agreement to go with current spec and delete existing spreader bar option, will accept currently registered cars with a bar within 50 mm of front door pillar.

NASCAR BAR – Agreement to adopt for all VSC sedan classes.

Nascar door bars on driver’s side: Three horizontal sidebars with only one bend at each end curving out to door skin are to be placed between the front and rear cage legs.

FUEL TANK STRAPS, ACCESS AND PROTECTION BAR WORK – Agreement to adopt for all VSC sedan classes. Mandatory fuel protection bar work. Either as per Standard Saloon spec or option A for modified sedan specs.

The fuel tank area must be accessible for scrutineering (minimum access from top or rear is the size of the fuel tank).

No aluminium straps or fittings are permitted to secure the tank.

Fuel tank straps to be steel minimum 40mm x 3mm size to be confirmed.

ROLL CAGES: Discussion about short roll cages with specifications as:
The front roll cage leg is to follow the “A” pillar line and be within 150 mm of the “A” pillar on the side elevation and 75mm on the front elevation at the original top door line.
Adopted by VSC Committee for modified sedan classes. Not Standard Saloons as their pedals cannot be moved at this time.

FOOT PROTECTION: Discussion about foot protection brace bars including a call to Matt McDermott, Matt has concerns about the introduction of a brace bar to the top of the foot protection bar. Trevor Kuhne and Don Golding reminded those present that all SSA/ASCF sedans are fitted with the top brace bar with no issues. Agreement on the introduction by those present to adopt either top brace bar of minimum 25mm x 3mm CHS or bottom brace bar of minimum 38mm x 3mm as per the draft.
A mandatory foot protection brace bar of either, a minimum 25mm x 3mm CHS fitted between the front top half of the foot protection bar and bar work to the left on the driver’s side (preferably the dash bar) and between the front top half of the foot protection bar and dash bar at approximately 45 degrees on the passenger side if passenger seat fitted.
Or alternatively a minimum 38mm x 3mm CHS bar may be fitted between the front of the subframe at the front of the foot protection bar and bar work to left on the right side or to the right on the left side, or the front spreader bar at approximately 45 degrees.
Foot protection to come to a minimum of the accelerator pedal for Standard Saloons, and cover pedal when fully depressed for modified sedans.

STANDARD SALOON FIBREGLASS DOOR SKIN MOUNT: Specification for maximum Standard Saloon fibreglass door mounting to sill panel – discussed and accepted.
Standard Saloon fibreglass door skin bottom mounts, maximum 40mm x 3mm flat steel may be fitted to sill panel using rivets or weld. Maximum 15mm long stitch welds at minimum 180mm centres, on one edge of sill or flat only.

The agreement that sealed engine to stay as per policy (may be stripped at Tech Committee discretion).

WHEELS: After attending the VSC Sports Sedan Title Allan Barnes and Max Jones recommended that the VSC Sports Sedans wheel offset wording be changed to better serve the classes as they now run. And to also include for VSC modified type sedans a specification for the use of commercially available racing wheel covers.
Wheels may protrude a maximum of 60mm absolute from the original body line. Any further, the wheel is to be covered by optional flare, wheels not to protrude from under flare.

Wheels fitted with wheel cover must use correct wheel manufacturers attachments only.

DAYLIGHTING this season has highlighted the discrepancies between how a daylight should be done and how many clearly visible issues have not been picked up. Scrutineers are to be instructed at Schools to be more vigilant as enquiries from the Tech Committee may be made if issues continue.