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The Liverpool Motor Club Aintree Sprint Series

22nd April, 24th June & 2nd September 2017 SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

1. The Liverpool Motor Club will promote National B permit Sprints on Saturdays 22nd April, 24th June & 2nd September 2017 at Aintree Motor Racing Circuit, Melling Road, Aintree, Liverpool.

2. The meetings will be held under the General Regulations of The Motor Sports Association, (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA), these Supplementary Regulations and any written instructions that the organising club may issue for the event.

3. MSA permit numbers are: 22nd April ? 98179 / 24th June ? 98180 / 2nd September ? 98181

4. Officials:-

Secretary of the Meeting: Sue Thompson (01691 648967)

Clerk of the Course:

John Harden

Club Stewards:

John Sinclair & Alan Smith (April), John Sinclair & TBA (June & Sept).

Chief Scrutineer:

TBA

Timekeepers:

MMTS, Chief Timekeeper: Roger Warren

All other officials will be as listed in the Final Instructions

5. The three events are open to all members of the organising club and to those competitors of the Championships listed in Appendix 2. They are also open to members of clubs belonging to the Association of North Western Car Clubs, Association of Northern Car Clubs, and to the invited clubs listed in Appendix 2. An up to date list of championships for these events will be displayed on our club website. All competitors must produce a valid Competition Licence, Club Membership card and any relevant Championship Registration Card at Signing On. It is recommended that competitors familiarise themselves with the current MSA Yearbook, especially Section S. References in these SR's relate to regulations in the current MSA Yearbook (The Blue Book) (e.g. S9.2.5).

6. The provisional timetable of the meetings will be: Signing On from 07:30hrs followed by Scrutineering in your paddock position. Any competitor not signed on by 10:30hrs may be excluded.

7. There will be an opportunity to walk the course from 07:15hrs to 08:30hrs. It is strongly recommended that competitors new to the sport and those on their first visit to Aintree walk the course before the commencement of practice. All drivers must attend the drivers briefing at 08:45hrs

8. Practicing will be in class order from 09:30 hrs Timed Runs will commence after the completion of Practice. All times will be confirmed in the final instructions.

9. The events will consist of the following classes:

You must be able to produce proof of current UK Road Tax, Insurance (and MOT certificate where applicable) at scrutineering if competing in one of the Road-going Series (or Road-going Specialist) Production car classes. Proof of Road Tax will be via DVLA Confirmation of Vehicle Tax or a recent copy of the DVLA enquiry website (vehicleenquiry..uk).

Road-going Series Production Cars: (S11) Cars in Classes SA to SC & 1A to 1C must use 2017 MSA List 1A tyres, classes 1D to 1G & 2A to 2D may use 2017 MSA List 1B tyres, all tyres must comply with (L2.3). For classes SA, SB & SC, the forced induction equivalence is 1.7 (S11.9.1.4)

SA: Standard Saloon Cars up to 1400cc SB: Standard Saloon Cars over 1400cc up to 2000cc SC: Standard Sports Cars up to 2000cc

1A: Saloon Cars up to 1400cc 1B: Saloon Cars over 1400cc up to 2000cc 1C: Saloon Cars over 2000cc 1D: 2 & 4 Seater Sportscars up to 2000cc 1E: 2 & 4 Seater Sportscars over 2000cc 1F: Road-going Saloon Cars that are not eligible for any of the above Classes 1G: Road-going Lotus Elise and other non-ferrous chassis construction Cars up to 2200cc

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Road-going Specialist Production Cars: (S11) 2A: Road-going Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars up to 1700cc (car derived engines) 2B: Road-going Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars over 1700c (car derived engines) 2C: Road-going Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars (motorcycle derived engines) 2D: All Road-going Specialist Cars that are not eligible for Classes 2A, 2B or 2C

Modified Series Production Cars: (S12) 3A: Saloon Cars up to 1400cc 3B: Saloon Cars over 1400cc. up to 2000cc 3C: Saloon Cars over 2000cc 3D: 2 & 4 Seater Sportscars up to 2000cc 3E: 2 & 4 Seater Sportscars over 2000cc

Modified Specialist Production Cars (S12) 3F: Modified Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars up to 1700cc (car derived engines) 3G: Modified Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars over 1700cc (car derived engines) 3H: Modified Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars (motorcycle derived engines) 3K: All Modified Specialist Cars that are not eligible for Classes 3F, 3G or 3H

Hillclimb Super Sports Cars & Sports Libre: (S13, S14) 4A: Cars up to 2000cc & Hillclimb Super Sports 4B: Cars over 2000cc

Racing Cars: (S15) 5A: Up to 1100cc 5B: Formula Ford 1600 Racing Cars manufactured before 1 January 1994 5C: Cars over 1100cc up to 1600cc 5D: Cars over 1600cc up to 2000cc 5E: Cars over 2000cc

Classic Cars: 6A: Roadgoing Cars & Sports Cars manufactured before 1987 6B: Racing Cars manufactured before 1987

Class E: Electrically powered cars, (excluding hybrids)

Extra classes for Classics, single makes & Championships etc may be added as required

(All classes) Cars shall have a towing point of adequate strength at both front & rear, clearly marked by an arrow and the word "Tow" using a contrasting colour. A suitable point on the roll hoop will generally suffice for open single seater and open sports racing cars. All vehicles must comply with MSA Technical Regulations and with the specific regulations for each category/class as specified in S10. See the current MSA Yearbook Section B for the definition of a Sports Car. Equivalence factors are as per S10.3.1, S10.3.2, S11.9.1.4. The requirements of the current MSA regulations with regard to safety provisions for Sprint and Hillclimb cars must be adhered to, including the use of suitable Frontal Head Restraints where mandatory.

10. All roadgoing vehicles must have a reverse gear operable at all times (S10.8.1) All vehicles must be fitted with a timing strut complying with S.10.9. All vehicles must comply with the silencing levels J5.17. There will be an official noise test carried out before practice runs and further checks may be made during the event. A speed limit of 10 M.P.H. will apply in the paddock, the penalty for exceeding this or for reckless driving in the paddock or any public area is immediate exclusion. Competitors are reminded of the requirement for a Speed National 'A' (open) or Race National "A" licence (S7.1.5) if their car is a Racing or Sports Libre car manufactured after 1960 and of more than 2000 c.c. (or 1428 cc if forced induction), unless the car is currently licensed for use on the public highway and competes in the event in a road legal condition.

11. Competition Numbers must be affixed in accordance with S9.2.5 before presenting the car for Scrutineering. Numbers will not be supplied by the organisers, but there will be a limited supply of black numbers for sale at signing-on.

12. The entry list opens on publication of these regulations and closes finally 14 days before the appropriate event. The entry fee is ?104.00, (Liverpool MC Members ?101.00). (Each entry fee includes MSA insurance & per capita fees of ?20.40). A separate form must be completed for each event entered by post. Post dated cheques will be accepted as long as they are dated a minimum of 3 weeks before each event. The Club reserves the right to pass on to the competitor concerned any charges incurred if their cheque does not clear upon first presentation

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All entries must be sent to: The LMC Entries Secretary c/o 2 Oakford Close Banks Southport PR9 8BP

Mobile: 07947 611478 email: LMC-entries@

Entries must be made on the official entry form, include the correct entry fee and must bear the original signature of the competitor. Entries cannot be accepted by e-mail or fax. Entries may also be made via the Club's on-line booking facility at . By entering on-line, competitors are deemed to be bound by the event Regulations (D13.2.3). The maximum entry for each meeting is 150. The minimum is 80. The minimum for each class is 3. Should any of the above minimum figures not be reached, the organisers have the right to either cancel the meeting or amalgamate classes as necessary. Cancelled/Withdrawn entries: In order for a cancelled/withdrawn entry to be considered for a refund the organisers must be in receipt of written notification (written notification includes email). Entries withdrawn not less than 10 days prior to the event will be refunded less an administration charge of ?20.00. Entries withdrawn less than 10 days prior to the event may only be eligible for a refund of the MSA fee. In all cases refunds will be at the discretion of the organisers. Event Cancellation: If, for reasons of safety or force majeure, an event is cancelled on the day of the event but prior to the commencement of practice, each competitor's entry fee will be refunded less ?50.00. If an event is cancelled after commencement of practice, no refund will be made.

13. The length of the course is 1,847 metres and consists of the motor racing circuit from the start to a point 325 metres after the exit from Bechers Bend. The track is approximately 9.75 metres (35ft) wide throughout. Cars will start singly in class order and in numerical order within each class. The starting signal will be a green light and the method of timing is Automatic Class E. The finish line will be indicated by chequered marker boards. Competitors will have the opportunity of two practice runs (S2.1.2). After the satisfactory completion of practice each driver shall be given a minimum of two timed runs in the same car in each class entered, the fastest run to count for the results as per S9.5

14. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after each run or following the end of the event. Results will be displayed on the notice board in the clubhouse. Any protest must be lodged in accordance with C5.2. Marking and penalties will be as printed in the appropriate section of the current MSA Yearbook, except as modified below: D25.1.17: Ties: In the event of a tie occurring, a result shall be obtained by taking the total times of the best two runs, the lesser total being declared the winner.

15. Awards will be presented as follows:

FTD:

Perpetual Trophy & Replica

1st in Class: An Award (Subject to 2 competitors starting the event in that class)

2nd in Class: An Award (Subject to 5 competitors starting the event in that class)

3rd in Class: An Award (Subject to 7 competitors starting the event in that class)

Best Novice: An Award

All perpetual trophies will remain the property of Liverpool Motor Club and must be returned cleaned and

in good order no later than the eleventh month after the event at which it was presented.

16. All other General Regulations of the MSA apply as written except for the following, which are modified: H35.1.4: A novice shall be a driver who has not won an award in a competition of similar status or higher status within the last three years. S9.2.3: A driver may drive up to two cars, each in a different class.

17. A wide variety of hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks will be available in the Golf Centre cafe, (adjacent to the paddock), during the event.

18. The entrance gates will be open on the Friday evening until 21:00hrs for campers and overnight parking which is free of charge. Gates will be locked from 21:45hrs on Friday evening to 06:30hrs on Saturday morning with no exit or entry between these times.

19. No trade sales may be undertaken at the circuit without the prior written permission of the organisers.

20. A strict 10 mph speed limit will be enforced in all public areas. Competitor and support vehicles must not exceed this when driving into and from the paddock.

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21. All vehicles must be parked OFF the paddock road.

22. Details of local accommodation are available on our website.

Drivers of Racing & Sports Libre cars should to note the change to minimum acceptable licences from 1/1/2018: S7.1.5.1 Any Driver competing in a Racing or Sports Libre car of more than 1100cc, or equivalent forced induction, with the exception of a pre'1994 Formula Ford 1600 in compliance with the period Ford regulations, must hold a Speed National A or Race National A Licence (H.16.1.1), unless the car is currently licensed for use on the public highway and competes in the event in a road-legal condition

Drivers with National B licences who are affected by the change to S7.1.5.1 are strongly advised to hand in their licence and upgrade card at signing on as they have less than 12 months to collect sufficient signatures to upgrade their licence.

Further copies of these regulations and our on-line booking service are available on the Club Website:



Appendix 1

Clarifications for Road-going Series Production Cars

All cars must have current UK road tax. Proof will be via DVLA Confirmation of Vehicle Tax or a recent copy of the DVLA enquiry website (vehicleenquiry..uk/), a current MOT if age requires it, & insurance. It is the driver's responsibility to prove compliance. All road-going cars must remain in a totally road-legal condition at all times. (S11.2) Classes SA, SB & SC only: Trade plates and traders or company group insurance policies will not be accepted. S11.9.1.2 All other Road-going Series Cars are as S11.2.

Classes SA, SB & SC These classes are intended to attract new inexperienced drivers, using cars with very few modifications (as listed), to encourage low-cost entry into the sport. All cars running in the above classes must remain in totally road legal form at all times. NO modifications (optional or otherwise) are permitted which are likely to improve the performance and handling of the car which must also comply with the following: All other regulations are as per S11.9 Current MSA Year Book

Any modifications not specifically permitted are, by definition, not allowed.

* "Standard" means components that were listed in the manufacturer's price list for that model of car.

Classes 1A to 1G Tyres: Classes 1A to 1C must use Tyres from the Current MSA List 1A; classes 1D to 1G may use tyres from the Current MSA List 1B. Exhaust systems; all petrol engined cars manufactured after 31st Dec 1999 must include a working catalytic converter. Brakes; Brake calipers, discs, master cylinder, shoes& pads can be modified. Carbon discs are not permitted. Modification of the brake pedal is permitted. Brake bias adjustment is allowed. (Brake balance adjusters must not be available for adjustment during running. Current MSA Year Book S10.7.2). The fitting of aftermarket pedal assemblies is not permitted. Anti-Lock braking systems can be removed but cannot be added to a vehicle that does not have one as a manufacturer specified option. Suspension; (As per S11) Non-adjustable Strut Braces across the top of the front suspension turrets are allowed but these must be removable and not welded in place. Safety; Pyrotechnic safety devices such as airbags and seatbelt pretensioners may be disconnected or removed.

Classes 2A to 2D As per S11 All other classes are as specified in Section S

Please Note: Scrutineers and Championship Officials reserve the right to check all road-going competition vehicles' taxation status via the DVLA website to ensure compliance with championship regulations.

It is the competitor's responsibility to ensure that all data held by the DVLA is accurate for the vehicle being entered into competition.

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Appendix 2

Championships & Invited Clubs 2017

22nd April: 24th June:

Aintree Spring Sprint

A round of: Liverpool Motor Club Speed Championship. Association of North Western Car Clubs Sprint Championship. Aston Martin Owners Club Speed Series 2017. (Class 7) Auto 66 Speed Championship 2016 Caterham Academy Championship. (Class 9) Hillclimb & Sprint Association, SBD Speed Championship. Historic Rally Car Register Speed Series Hill Climb & Sprint Championship 2017. Longton & District Motor Club Northern Speed Championship. Nottingham Sports Car Club Speed Championship. (Awaiting Confirmation) Reliant Sabre & Scimitar Owners Club Speed Championship. (Class 8) SD34 Motorsport Group Sprint & Hillclimb Championship. Service Hydraulics Speed Championship. Sevenoaks & District Motor Club Speed League. (Awaiting Confirmation) Westfield Sports Car Club / Northampton Motorsport Speed Series. (Awaiting Confirmation)

Invited Clubs: Hagley & District Light Car Club Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club Members of any club in the ANCC or ANWCC regional association.*

Aintree Summer Sprint

A round of: Liverpool Motor Club Speed Championship. Association of North Western Car Clubs Sprint Championship. Jaguar Drivers' Club, Sprint & Hillclimb Championship. (Class 16) Longton & District Motor Club Northern Speed Championship Lotus 7 Club Speed Championship. (Class10) Luffield MG Car Club Sprint and Hillclimb Championship. (Class 11) Morgan Sports Car Club Techniques Speed Championship. (Class 12) Pre-War Austin 7, Bert Hadley Memorial Championship. (Class 18) Reliant Sabre & Scimitar Owners Club Speed Championship. (Class 8) Revington TR, TR Register Sprint & Hillclimb Championship. (Class 15) SD34 Motorsport Group Sprint & Hillclimb Championship. Sevenoaks & District Motor Club Speed League. (Awaiting Confirmation) The Service Hydraulics Speed Championship. TVR Car Club Speed Championship (Class 17) Westfield Sports Car Club / Northampton Motorsport Speed Series. (Awaiting Confirmation)

Invited Clubs: Hagley & District Light Car Club*. Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club. Reliant Sabre & Scimitar Owners Club. Members of any club in the ANCC or ANWCC regional association.*

2nd September:

Aintree Autumn Sprint

A round of: Liverpool Motor Club Speed Championship. Association of North Western Car Clubs Sprint Championship. Auto 66, Northern Counties Speed Hill Climb and Sprint Championship. BARC, SBD Speed Championship. Cross Border Speed Championship. Longton & District Motor Club Northern Speed Championship. SD34 Motorsport Group Sprint & Hillclimb Championship. Sevenoaks & District Motor Club Speed League. (Awaiting Confirmation)

Invited Clubs: Hagley & District Light Car Club Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club Reliant Sabre & Scimitar Owners Club

Members of any club in the ANCC or ANWCC regional associations.*

*A member of any club that belongs to the ANCC or ANWCC regional associations is welcome to enter any of our Aintree Sprints or Barbon Hillclimbs.

The above list was correct at time of publication. The latest list of qualifying championships can be found at

Liverpool Motor Club is involved with several other motorsport events during the year including our two great value Track Days at Aintree in May and September and two hillclimbs at the spectacular Barbon Manor in Cumbria in June & July. For details please see our website or telephone us on 07903 677058 (10.00am to 5.30pm please).

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