Note from Technical and Safety Inspection Team
- 16 January 2014
Welcome to the 2014 F2000 Championship Series, F1600 Formula F Championship Series, and the newly re-launched Atlantic Championship Series Racing season. The series 2014 Technical Inspection Team includes Mike Fultz, Joe Griffin, and Steve Oseth. The three of us will be working together, and teams can expect to see each of us involved in Tech activities in all three Championship Series. We are expecting each weekend we will have assistants to help facilitate impound activities. If you have any questions about Tech related activities, please feel free to reach out Mike, Joe, or Steve through the Series phone number or email.
Our first priority is safety on and off the track while our second priority is equal and consistent enforcement of Competition Rules and Specifications. We will have a particular focus on car and driver safety related issues. We encourage all teams to review relevant paragraphs in the SCCA GCR Section 9.3. In particular we would like to call attention to section 9.3.19 Drivers Restraint System; 9.3.20.B/C Drivers Safety Equipment; and 9.3.25.A On Board Fire System. While we will be scrutinizing all safety related rules, these particular safety related requirements are mandatory for the driver’s safety. We are also requesting that each team review its own safety policies while in the paddock and pit lane. For instance, we recommend each team has a 10 Pound UL60BC or ABC rated fire extinguisher available in their paddock area. Please remember each team is expected monitor the Pro Series radio frequency in use.
Equal and consistent enforcement of Technical Rules and Specifications is critical to ensuring a fair and balanced racing environment for all competitors. It is our aim to measure and monitor rules compliance in such a manner as to minimize the disruption to an already busy weekend. Certain inspections, such as car weight, fuel testing and tire authorizations are best suited to be conducted in post-race impound. Many other compliance checks, such as Bodywork, Underside Shaping, Engine Specifications, and Aerodynamic Aids are best conducted in the paddock area. Throughout the season you will see the Technical Inspection Team conducting ongoing technical inspections in the paddock area. We encourage all teams to review and insure their cars meet the 2014 RULES and REGULATIONS and the 2014 Championship Series Technical Regulations. Throughout the season we request teams watch the Series Web Site for Technical Bulletins.
Mike Fultz Joe Griffin Steve Oseth