EWS takes place on ETS-type carpet, with our unique wooden corner kerbs. There is lots of pitting space, but all drivers must bring their own table, chair and multi-plug.
==== Format ==== A five round championship, all one-day meetings. Qualifying format is the round-by-round points system. For each meeting, doors open at 7:30am, and racing finishes around 5:00pm.
==== Dates ==== - Winter Warm Up - 22 September 2019 - Round 1 - 06 October 2019 - Round 2 - 03 November 2019 - Round 3 - 26 January 2020 - Round 4 - 16 February 2020 - Round 5 - 08 March 2020
==== Classes ==== - Modified Touring Car - Super Stock Touring Car - Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Within the Super Stock class there will be two additional sub-classes:
Sportsman - any driver who did not make a A, B or C Final in last years’ series, or is deemed to be of above this level by the EWS organisers. Any driver who makes TWO or more C Finals in this year's series will be promoted out of Sportsman and ineligible for the title.
Masters - any driver aged 40 years old or over as of the date of the first race of the season.
Drivers with diret/factory sponsorship from a chassis or electronics manufacturer may not compete in the FWD class.
==== Tyres and Additive ==== Touring Car: Sweep Carpet R3 EWS spec (Part number EXP-28R3PGL) with EWS logo printed and clearly visible on wheel. FWD: Ride Pre-Cut 'Slick' 24mm Pre-glued on white 16-spoke wheels (Part number RI-24025PG).
Additive allowed is MR33 V4 (green) ONLY. Tyre warmers of any type are not allowed.
Tyres may be cleaned with the control additive or regular brake cleaner only. No other substance of any kind can be used on the tyres.
==== Bodyshell & Wing ==== Touring Car: Any Touring Car bodyshell approved by the BRCA or EFRA and meeting the Global Body Spec. Wing must be made of lexan only and fixed directly to the body in the intended position, with no spacers etc. Maximum wing width 190mm. Maximum wing cross section 40x20mm, measured at any point across the width of the wing. Bodyshells must be widely available (in UK model shops) four full weeks before each event to be allowed. If they are not, they will only be allowed at the following event. FWD: Only bodyshells from the EWS approved bodyshell list may be used. Only wings included with the bodyshells may be used, cut out and mounted exactly as intended by the original manufacturer. Current Bodyshell List (Version 1, August 2019)
==== Rules ==== Minimum Weight: Touring Car: 1320g / FWD: 1250g 5mm minimum ride height for all parts of chassis and bodyshell. General BRCA/EFRA chassis dimensions and construction rules apply. Chassis layout (position of motor, electronics, etc) is free.
==== Motors & Speed Controllers ==== Modified Touring Any modified motor to BRCA/IFMAR rules.
Super Stock Touring 13.5 motors to BRCA list as of 22 September (i.e. motors added to the list throughout the season cannot be used). All competitors must use Blinky/Zero timing speed controllers. Motor list to be published in late September.
Front Wheel Drive Motor - Handout Hobbywing Justock G2.1 17.5. All competitors must use Blinky/Zero timing speed controllers. Maximum gearing to be announced ahead of Round 1 (and may be adjusted during the season).
==== Batteries ==== For all classes competitors must use 7.4v or 7.6v (2 cell) commercially available (in the UK) hard cased LiPo batteries. Batteries must be charged to a maximum of 8.40v. Whilst connected to a charger/discharger batteries must be securely placed in a LiPo sack. Batteries must be charged or discharged using a LiPo charger on the LiPo settings, and must not be charged/discharged in excess of the manufactures guidelines, or 20A, whichever is lower. No heating or cooling of cells are allowed during charging or discharging.
==== Transponders ==== From 2019 onwards, we will use the MyLaps RC4 Decoder. Any MyLaps and AMB Transponder will be supported, as will the newer MRT PTx. The original MRT transponders will not work. It is the racers responsibility to ensure their transponder is compatible. If you do not have a compatible transponder, you will be able to rent one from EWS for £5 per meeting. More information on the different transponder types can be found here. ==== Entry Procedure ==== Entries will be open from 13 August until 6pm (BST) 24 August. To make your entry please use the button at the top of the page or below. After Entry Closing date, we will assess all entries and set class limits in line with popularity. If any class is over-subscribed, a lottery will take place to allocate entries, with preference given to those drivers entering multiple rounds, and having supported EWS events in the past. All competitors will be notified of their entry status shortly after the closing date.
Entries are £16.50 per round, or £72 if the whole series is paid up front. Once entries are paid for, no refunds will be provided. Any driver entering and then not attending and failing to notify the organisers will be placed at the back of the reserve list for all further rounds.