2KCUP Season 6 Rules 2018-2019

General Description

The purpose of this series is to give competitors an opportunity to compete in motorsport at a low entry cost and in an vast variety of vehicles. Competitors are to use vehicles that are comparable in performance and offer no additional performance from when they originally rolled off the factory line.

The intention is that driving ability will be key focus rather than preparation and modification of vehicles, especially so in HT1. The rules below set out the spirit of the regulations and if a competitor is in any doubt about the legitimacy of their entry we urge the appropriate 2KCUP committee be consulted.

Aim: Racing of unmodified production road cars that are available for less than $2000.

Series Entry: $99 payable to 38-9017-0266391-00 (use race number as reference)

Committee’s:

  • 2KCUP Independent Board: TBC, TBC and TBC
  • 2KCUP Committee Chairman: James Watson
  • BBQ Committee Chairman: Chucky Habershon
  • Driver Standards Chairman: TBC
  • Technical Committee Chairman: Warren Horner-Pascoe
  • Special Ops Committee Chairman: Mark Mallard
  • Communication Committee: Phil Page
  • Organiser: Any Committee Chairman

The makeup of the committee’s are at the discretion of the relevant committee chairman. The 2KCUP committee consists of all committee chair’s.

1: RULES – GENERAL

1.1: Committee Decisions: Any committee decisions can be appealed to the 2KCUP committee and if no resolve can be found, then the “2KCUP Independant Board”.

1.2: Unsafe Vehicles and/or Drivers: At the sole discretion of a 2KCUP committee chair they may stop a competitor from competing with or without reason. This may be related but not limited to dangerous driving (driver standards), breaking of rules (technical) or bad sportsmanship (BBQ).

1.3: Right of Publicity: You and your car may be photographed, recorded, or otherwise reproduced and re-used (including but not limited to television, internet, magazines, radio).

1.4: Series Dates are as follows:

  • Round 1 – 8 Sep 2018 HRC Hampton – GT6/GT7/GTS – 2 x 33min – 2 Grids
  • Round 2 – 20 Oct MCC Manfeild – GT6/GT7/GTS – 2 x 33min – 2 Grids
  • Round 3 – 24 Nov 2018 HRC Hampton – HT1/GT6/GT7/GTS – 2 x 33min – 3 Grids
  • Round 3.5 – 1-3 Feb – Speedworks Taupo – HT1 – 3 x 20min – 1 Grid (TRS 3 day round)
  • Round 4 – 15-16 Mar – Ssanyong Puke – HT1/GT6/GT7/GTS – 2 x 33min – 2 Grids
  • Round 5 – 6 April 2019 HRC Taupo – HT1/GT6/GT7/GTS – 2 x 33min – 2 Grids
  • Round 6 – 4-5 May 2019 HRC Hampton – HT1/GT6/GT7/GTS – 1 Hour – 3 Grids
2: ELIGIBILITY

Competitors must assume that unless a modification is specifically permitted then it is prohibited. The eligibility of a car is the responsibility of the driver and for the  2KCUP Technical Committee (2KTC) to confirm.

2.0: Vehicle Eligibility: Entry is limited to mass-produced four-wheeled vehicles that were legal for NZ road use at the time of their manufacture. The vehicle’s manufacturer-stated curb weight must not exceed 1375kg and the factory weight (curb weight in kg) divided by power (flywheel hp) must not be less than 6.1. Final say on what is the correct factory weight and power sits with the 2KTC. No modifications or additions are allowed from factory except parts listed in section 2.0.1.

2.0.1: The following parts are open AS LONG as they retain the same design and functionality:

  • Brake pads
  • Braided brake lines in place of rubber lines.
  • Suspension Springs.
  • Engine Air filter (panel design).
  • Strut Braces, one per axle allowed.
  • Engine Clutch
  • Steering Wheel

Any other replacement parts should be OEM or OEM equivalent and cannot be of a higher performance than factory standard. Any intended change away from factory design must be stated in full via the series entry form and must not disadvantage a competitor who doesn’t have the change.

2.1: Individual waivers may be granted at the overview committees discretion but in general the model of car entered must be released at least 15 years ago.

2.2: Vehicle road registration is not required; however vehicles that are not registered must have an homologated MSNZ safety cage fitted. Vehicles must have a WOF or be to WOF standard.

2.3: Tire Eligibility: DOT-approved street tires only; minimum tread depth 1.5mm; minimum treadwear rating 200, no exceptions. No DOT rated semi slick tires allowed.

2.4: All cars must conform to the current New Zealand Motorsport Manual Appendix Two Schedule A standards. All drivers must have a minimum of a C grade (National) MSNZ Race License. All cars require an MSNZ logbook. GT6, GT7 and GTS drivers cannot hold a “2KCUP Superlicense”.

2.5: At the end of the meeting, the organiser may elect to purchase any vehicle from its owner(s) for $2500 cageless or $5000 if a cage is installed.

2.6: Petrol engines must be Naturally Aspirated unless the engine capacity is under 1400cc.

2.7: Cars with an MSNZ homologated cage may have parts of the interior trim removed from the front seats back, carpet may also be removed. Without a MSNZ homolgated structure you must run a full interior, even down to the ashtray.

2.8: Cars must run the original sized tyre OR have the option of running a Dunlop DZII 195/55/15 if they came with 14 or 15” Rims factory OR Dunlop DZII 205/50/16 if the car came factory with 16” wheels. MR2’s can run a 205/50/15 on the rear.

2.9: Rule Bending – Should a competitor be found to not be following the rules in section “2:ELIGIBILITY”  their penalty is at the sole discretion of the 2KTC. A team may deviate from the rules if prior approval is received from the 2KTC specifically allowing the exemption. Without any reason stated the 2KTC retains the right to withdraw any exemption made at the conclusion of any 2KCUP round.

3: Race Format:

3.1: Races at each meeting will comprise of a 10-20 minute qualifying followed by either a one hour race, 2 X 33 minute or 3 x 20 minute races.

3.2: 2 x 33min and 3 x 20min Race Format – When a multi race format is used, the first race is to be a standing start with the top 20 reversed by qualifying times. The second race is to be gridded by the best lap time from the race(s), with the slowest being at the front and the fastest being at the back. The start procedure for race 1 is start lights, race 2 is a flag drop every 10 seconds with groups of 10 going at each flag. The second race format is used again if 3 races are planned.

3.3: One hour race (The last round of the season) – A reverse race based off points with the exact format being announced 2 weeks before the last meeting of the season.

4: Season Classes and Points

The following classes will contested:

  • GTS (cars 8.5kg/1hp or more or invited slower cars)
  • GT7 (cars 7.0kg/1hp or more)
  • GT6 (cars 6.1kg/1hp or more)
  • HT1 (As per section 9)

4.1: The Season points are against the team. Each team can only have 1 entry per race but can enter whatever eligible driver or car combination they wish. Teams can’t receive points from racing in multiple splits (fast and slow grid)

4.2: Points are awarded irrespective of class with the following diminishing style of 50 points for 1st position, 49 points for second, 48 points for third and so forth until all competitors that finished receive their points. Grids will be split via lap times from qualifying in order to satisfy the track limit. Teams in the faster grid receive a 40 point bonus (compounding per extra grid) per race finished.. If the starting grid has less than 25 competitors the 40 point bonus is not received.

4.3: Every competitor’s points will be recalculated prior to the last round and it will be their best 3 results from 3 different tracks that remain, the total of the 3 is how many points the team starts the last round with. The last round of the season is a double points round.

4.4: Series Cups:

  • Series – GT6 – Overall GT6 winner
  • Series – GT7 – Overall GT7 winner
  • Series – GTS – Overall GTS winner
  • Series – HT1 – Overall HT1 winner

4.5: Additional Cups:

  • Taxi Cup – Highest Placed 4 door.
  • Rookie Cup – Highest Placed rookie.
  • Hairdresser Cup – Highest Placed 2 door 2 seat car.
  • 1oak (one of a kind) – Highest Placed car that there is only one of.
  • BBQ Cup – Team that accumulates the most BBQ points
  • Euro Cup – Highest placed Euro car.
  • Junior Plate for drivers under the age of 25 (as at round 1)
  • Master Plate for drivers over the age of 50 (as at round 1)
  • Series – Family Cup – Highest place family with all point combined of the top 2 drivers.

4.6: Constructors Championship – Each Constructor consists of 3 teams and their total points are the combination of those 3 teams points. The 3 teams must be nominated at the start of the season and are not bound by class, but are bound by manufacturer. The constructor with the most points at the end of season is awarded the constructors championship.

4.7: 2KCUP Championship – The 2KCUP is awarded to the highest placed GT6/7/S team at the conclusion of the season once final points have been calculated.

5:Fuel: Pump fuel only, 91 – 98 Octane or Diesel where applicable.
6: Driving Standards

The Driving Standards are enforced by the Driver Standards Committee and they may hand penalties if the driving standards laid out in the MSNZ motorsport manual Appendix Four – Schedule Z are not maintained.

7:BBQ Committee

7.1: The BBQ committee is to consist of a mix of 2KCUP drivers that represent the best interests of the majority of drivers.

7.2: The BBQ committee can make its own rules and rulings to maintain the fun of the class. The 2KCUP overview committee reserves the right to veto any decision and dissolve the BBQ committee at any time.

7.3: The BBQ committee’s focus is to regulate the unwritten rules and make up rules when required in order to maintain fairness and common sense. As well as reining in those that have lost their way and succumb to the competition of the series instead of the intended fun of it, their secondary name “The Fun Police” shall remain for this purpose.

7.4: The BBQ committee looks after the social side of the 2KCUP, organizes the BBQ, handles off track get togethers, guides newcomers with a “buddy” system if required, and is a first point of contact for most non tech issues.

8: Disputes resolution process

8.1: The original decision by any committee member can be disputed to the appropriate committee chair.

8.1.1: If no resolution can be reached from rule 8.1, it can then be raised to the organising committee who will make a final judgement from within the 2KCUP.

8.2: Any 2KCUP competitor can choose to take the dispute to the 2KCUP Independant Board for reconsideration, but only once a bond payment of $500 is paid to the 2KCUP and only if Rules 8.1 and 8.1.1 fail to find a resolution. The bond will not be refunded if the original decision stands.

8.3: Protests must be lodged by the driver and not the drivers parents. If a driver is under 25 and the  parent is seen to be leading the charge then the only resolution for each failed protest is for the parents weight is to be added to the car for the remainder of the season.

9: Class HT1

HT1 is the competitive arm of 2KCUP for those racers who would race F1 if only they had the time. It is an invite only class and is a lot stricter than the GT classes as every model approved has a full HT1 homologation document that spells out the exact spec it must run to. The homologation spec may be openly altered by the 2KCUP Special Ops Committee (2KSOC) for reasons of performance parity between rounds.

Approved cars are:

  • HT1-001 Honda Integra DC2 b18c – https://goo.gl/LmtTbh
  • HT1-002 Toyota Levin AE111 Blacktop 4AGE  – Document URL TBC
  • HT1-003 Toyota MR2 3SGE – Document URL TBC
  • HT1-004 Toyota Altezza 3SGE Beams – Document URL TBC

9.1: HT1 follows the other 2KCUP rules in full unless a contradiction is made, in which case the rule listed in section “9: Class HT1” takes precedence.

9.2: Before a vehicle can compete in HT1 it must first have the official 2KSOC stamp on the first page of the appropriate cars log book confirming the vehicle meets the appropriate homolation spec.

9.3: A team can only receive points at each round if their car matches the correct HT1 homologation document for that model. Points will be awarded for qualifying using the same logic as rule 4.2 but with the exception that it will be 10 points for 1st and so on until 10th gets 1 point. 11th onwards do not receive points for qualifying. Points for racing are awarded as per section 4.

9.4: During qualifying any driver who fails to set a lap within 107 percent of the fastest time in the first qualifying session will not be allowed to start the race without permission from the 2KSOC.

9.5: Any driver competing in HT1 must be a current holder of a 2KCUP Super License.

9.5.1: To apply for a 2KCUP Super Licence the requesting driver must already be the holder of a grade C or higher competition licence, the driver must also be either the reigning champion in a lower category of motor sport, for example Formula 1, Formula 2, or must have consistently finished well in 2KCUP. The license approval process is handled by 2KSOC.

9.6: Additional cars may be homologated for HT1 during a racing season and points carried across from a GT class if seen fit by 2KSOC.

9.7: Each driver may use no more than three power units during a championship season. The only exception is where the power unit is provided by a manufacturer or supplier taking part in its first championship season, in which case up to four may be used by a driver.

9.8: Fuel flow to the engine is limited to 100 kilograms/hour.

9.9: The only means by which the driver may control acceleration torque to the driven wheels is via a single foot (accelerator) pedal mounted inside the survival cell.