Festival of Japanese & European Cars 23rd January 2021

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 23/01/2021
2:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Location
Sydney Motorsport Park

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Sydney Motor Sport Park 2:30 pm to 10:30 pm
North circuit.
Skid pan Figure 8
FJEC is a celebration of the cars we love.
We will be doing continuous laps of the North circuit, drifting all turns bar turn 1 and the main straight.
As well as the North circuit the Skid pan and Figure 8 running. Tuned Show n Shine in the north pit area, car meet behind the grandstand. We will also have clubs and groups parked up around the circuit in viewing areas.
As well as drifters on the tracks there will be some interesting cars from most Japanese and European manufacturers.
We hope all Japanese and European car clubs and organisations will be involved, be it car clubs , groups or workshops. We have been in touch with some clubs and organisations in NSW, if we have not spoken to your club/ organisation already and you would like to be involved in the event for on track, display, group park up or other please contact us.
FJEC on track is like a drift day mixed with a track day.
Open pit lane , so go onto the track when you like.
There is no stopping on track cars will be held in the pit lane with a maximum track capacity of 20 or less at one time.
Entry Costs
North circuit: $425
Skid pan and figure 8:  $140 members or $180 non members.
If you enter for the North circuit you can go on the skid pan and figure 8 also.
If you enter for the skid pan or figure 8 you can do some of both tracks but please book for the track you will be on most.
The north circuit is not for beginners it is for experienced drivers who can hold a slide in 3rd and 4th gear.(No 2nd gear munjies slowing other drives down)
If you enter the north circuit and look to be a danger to yourself or others you will be moved to the figure 8.
Scrutiny info
General
No oil, fuel or water leaks.
All wheel nuts must be fitted and tightened.
No loose objects or sharp edges in the drivers compartment. Cars must be presented for scrutineering clear of ALL loose items with drivers apparel and helmet.
Cars must have all exterior body panels on and bolted securely. Exceptions are made for front and/or rear bars. If running no front or rear bars there must be no sharp edges.
Doors must be fitted with side intrusion bars unmodified unless an approved safety cage with side intrusion bars is installed.
The Front windscreen must not have cracks that obscure the driver’s vision.
Oil catch cans must be able to contain hot oil safely. Plastic drink bottles or tin cans are not an option.
Oil catch cans must be 2 litres or greater. Registered vehicles do not require a catch can if fitted with the standard engine breather system.
The fire wall must be completely sealed (no holes) from the engine bay to the drivers compartment.
The cooling system must have an overflow bottle or tank minimum 1 litre.
No moving engine parts will protrude from the bonnet.
Seats must be mounted securely with all correct bolts fitted. High tensile M8 nuts, bolts minimum.
Seats must be in good condition. With minimal to no movement in the adjustment mechanisms.
No tears, fraying or damage to the seat belt or harness webbing.
If running harness type seat belts they must be in date and have clearly marked standards and expiry dates.
The harness shoulder straps shall be directed to the rear and installed in such a way that they do not make an angle greater than 40° to the horizontal from the occupant’s shoulder
Where a safety harness is affixed to an un-reinforced section of the body shell, each attachment point shall be reinforced by a steel plate not less than 75mm x 50mm x 3mm.
All four brakes must be operational from the foot brake pedal.
Front and rear hazard lights must be operational.
Brake lights must be operational.
If headlights are glass the lights must have an adhesive cover of a colour other than red to prevent broken glass, clear protective film is recommended.
Battery must be firmly clamped and in a sealed compartment or box if fitted within the passenger compartment or in a compartment with a fuel system (cable ties and ratchet straps are not acceptable mounting for the battery).
Vehicles must display a blue triangle of sides 150mm indicating the location of the battery.
Exhaust
Exhaust system must end outside the perimeter of the bodywork. No exhausts are to finish underneath the vehicle.
Exhausts must not protrude more than 100mm past the perimeter of the vehicle.
No exhausts to exit upwards through the bonnet waste gate/screamer pipes may protrude through the bonnet by a maximum of 30mm.Cars running external wastegates need to ensure the wastegates exist away from any flammable materialsNo exhausts to exit the vehicle on a upswept angle of more than 15 degrees. If directed sideways, the exhaust outlet/s must be located rearward of the midpoint of the wheelbase and shall not project more than 50mm beyond the body work.
Fuel System
All fuel system components must be secured and be completely sealed from the passenger compartment. This includes fuel lines.
Aftermarket fuel tanks must have a roll over valve and pig tail hose which does not vent into the passenger compartment.
Nitrous oxide or LPG systems are permitted. The tanks or bottle MUST be securely fastened to prevent movement during an accident. The system MUST be free from leaks. The system MUST also be part of the car’s main electrical system and shut off when the car is turned off or stalled.
If using LPG/Nitrous Oxide an appropriate label MUST be place on the front and rear guards of the car so that if there is an incident, track officials are aware of the nitrous or lpg system.
Methanol is not allowed.
Fire extinguishers
Are not required however are recommended. If you do have an extinguisher see below.
Must be securely attached with nuts and bolts. NO teck screws or cable ties.
Must meet AS 1841 or AS1841.2.
Must be held in place by a metal latch/bracket.
Plastic brackets are NOT allowed.
Must be in a low position and MUST be within reach of the driver while seated.
Roll/Safety Cage
You do not need a roll cage to enter for the north circuit unless you have a convertible/ open roof vehicle or would like to take passengers.
If you do fit in to the above then please follow this link for cage and cage padding requirements .Drawing J18 and J19 in cams manual link are the minimum.
https://motorsport.org.au/…/general…/schedule-j.pdf…
Tow Points.
Vehicles must be fitted with visible and accessible towing points or hooks (minimum inside diameter of 40mm) fitted forward of the front axle and rearward of the rear axle and capable of towing the vehicle on a sealed surface with its wheels locked. Where a tow point is obscured, each tow point shall be marked with the word “TOW” of a contrasting colour to the vehicle’s body marking the location of each tow point.
Helmets
Must conform with the below:
Australian Standard: AS1698
USA standard: Snell SA95, M9 SA95, SA2000
ECE 22 (with 03, 04 or 05 amendments)
For open vehicles, a closed face helmet with a visor down is compulsory.
Drivers and passengers must wear non flammable long sleeve clothing that covers neck to wrist to ankles.
Fully enclosed footwear made from non flammable materials must be worn.
A note on tires:
We would prefer that drivers run road tires not semi slicks on the drive wheels to minimise rubber down on the circuit however there is no tire restriction.
If you have questions please contact us via email admin@drivingsports.com.au or phone 0414605822
Photo credit thanks to @MRSAMLAW88