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. Drivers are encouraged to plan with their friends and team-mates to share one 6-foot table between two drivers to make best use of the space available.
===== 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 ===== - Round 1 - 15 October 2023 - Round 2 - 17 December 2023 - Round 3 - 14 January 2024 - Round 4 - 18 February 2024 - Round 5 - 17 March 2024
===== Classes ===== - Modified Touring Car presented by LRP - Stock Touring Car (17.5)presented by Rush - Front Wheel Drive (FWD)presented by Ride/MB Models
===== Tyres and Additive ===== All Touring Car Classes: Rush 30CPM (Part Number RU0445). Front Wheel Drive: Ride/MB Belted Cut Slicks / 6 Spoke Wheel - WITH NEW '2023/2024' MARKING (Available from September onwards) (Part Number RI-MB-BRCA).
Additive is MR33 V4 (Green). Additive will be provided by the organiser, and drivers can ONLY use the additive in the bottles provided. 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.
Tyre warmers of any type are not allowed.
Front Wheel Drive specific tyre rules: The tread pattern must be visible across at least 50% of the tyre before or after a race. You may only remove the centre mould line of the tyres using side-cutters. You may not use a tyre sander, truer or any other device to modify the tyre surface in any way. The only wear permitted is from driving the car on the track. The EWS team reserves the right to confiscate any set of tyres they believe to have been treated or modified in any way not in accordance with this rule and the spirit of it. In short - take the tyres from the packet, cut off the mould line, and go race on them!
===== Bodyshell & Wing ===== Touring Car Any Touring Car bodyshell approved by the BRCA or ETS 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. Wing screws/washers/buttons must be no larger than 20mm in any dimension.
This year, we will fix the bodyshell list on 1 October 2023. Bodyshells appearing on either the BRCA or ETS lists at this date will be allowed. Any bodyshells released after this date, or added to the lists later in the season, will not be allowed. This gives everyone some certainty over what works, and means you've got plenty of time to get shells prepared and painted properly. Please check our Facebook page for any updates and contact us if you are unsure. 2023/24 BODYSHELL LIST HERE.
Maximum wing width 190mm. Maximum wing cross section 40x20mm, measured at any point across the width of the wing.
Front Wheel Drive Any Front Wheel Drive bodyshell approved by the BRCA or ETS and meeting industry-recognised dimensions. Only wings included with the bodyshells may be used, cut out to a maximum size of 35x15mm and mounted as intended by the original manufacturer, with a maximum of 2mm spacer between the wing mounts and the wing.
This year, we will fix the bodyshell list on 1 October 2023. Bodyshells appearing on any of the BRCA or ETS lists at this date will be allowed. Any bodyshells released after this date, or added to the lists later in the season, will not be allowed. This gives everyone some certainty over what works, and means you've got plenty of time to get shells prepared and painted properly. Please check our Facebook page for any updates and contact us if you are unsure. 2023/24 BODYSHELL LIST HERE.
===== Construction/General Rules ===== Minimum Weight: Touring Car: 1300g / 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. Any electronic speed controller.
Stock Touring 17.5 motors to BRCA list as of 1 October 2023 (i.e. motors added to the list throughout the season cannot be used). All competitors must use Blinky/Zero timing speed controllers as per BRCA, EFRA or ROAR lists. 2023/24 MOTOR LIST HERE.
Front Wheel Drive Motor: Hobbywing Justock G2.1 17.5. ESC: Hobbywing Justock G3 (This is the same as the combo used by the BRCA National events in 2023. Drivers must supply their own ESC and motor - there are no handouts) RPM Limit: 17,500 Maximum Gearing: 4.50
The RPM and Gearing limits will be reviewed throughout the season to ensure that the Front Wheel Drive class continues to provide close and competitive racing, at appropriate speeds for all abilities and our track size.
Motors in the Stock Touring and Front Wheel Drive classes may be subject to further inspections during or after an event. This may include visual inspection in the car, disassembly of the motor, or full destructive testing. Should a motor be destructively tested and is found to be legal, it will be replaced at our expense. Penalties for use of an illegal or non-compliant motor are at the discresion of the EWS team but may include exclusion from the series and future EWS events.
===== 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 in excess of the manufactures guidelines, or 15A, whichever is lower, and discharged in excess of the manufactures guidelines, or 20A, whichever is lower. No heating or cooling of cells are allowed during charging or discharging.
Your charger may not (at any point in time, whether a battery is connected/charging or not) be set with a cut off voltage higher than 4.20v per cell. Anyone found with a charger setting higher than this will be deemed to be deliberately over-charging their battery, which cannot be tollerated on safety grounds. Any driver found with a charger set higher than 4.20v per cell may be excluded from that, and any future EWS events.
Additionally, battery voltage will continue to be checked randomly at pre-race technical inspection. If a battery is presented at 8.41-8.43 volts, your charging equipment will be checked, and the above will apply. The driver may then discharge their battery down to a maximum of 8.40v, and re-present their car for a voltage check. If a battery is presented at 8.44 volts or higher, that battery will be immediately confiscated and disposed of, and the driver will not be allowed to run their next race. The drivers charging equipment will be checked in line with the above.
If any of the above is unclear, please speak to a member of the EWS Team before setting up your charger.
===== Transponders ===== We 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.
===== Championship ===== For the overall championship, the best 3 scores from 5 events will count. Full details of the points scoring system and tie breaks can be found in this document. ===== Entry Procedure ===== By making an entry using the button below, you are applying for an entry to the events you put on the entry form. This does not guarentee you a space in these races.
The initial entry period will open on Monday 14 August at 12:00 midday and close on Friday 18 August at 9:00am. Following this, we will assess all the entries and set class limits based on the entries received. If this results in a class being oversubscribed, we will conduct a drawing to select the drivers initially offered a space. If we conduct a drawing, drivers will have an increased chance of getting an entry for each of the following: * The number of events applied for * The number of events attended in the previous two seasons * Attendance at the 2022 EWS International * Junior drivers
Entries are £25.00 per round, or £110.00 if the whole series is paid up front. You may only apply for/enter ONE class per event. Any driver attempting to enter multiple classes will have all entries cancelled. If we have spaces closer to the event, we may permit drivers to enter a second class at that time.
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. Any driver who repeatedly cancels close to the event (the Friday beforehand or later) will also have their remaining entries cancelled.
All entries are finalised as of midday Friday before each event. Following this point in time, the pit plans and heat groups are fixed. Even if there are drivers who withdraw late or do not show up on the day, we will not add any other reserve or waiting list drivers in on the day. Therefore, if you do not have a confirmed place to race, please do not just turn up at the track as we will not be able to accomodate you.
Should an event need to be cancelled due to (for example) severe weather conditions making the hall inaccessible, we will re-schedule that event and carry any entries over to the new date.