Electric Racing at Bonneville Salt Flats!
The Utah Salt Flats Racing Association is pleased to announce that Electrathon Vehicles will be allowed to run at our -World of Speed- Landspeed Racing event on the Famed Bonneville Salt Flats. This marks the first time that Electrathon Racers from all racing organizations will have an opportunity to run for top speed on the precision timed mile course at Bonneville.
The USFRA Tech Inspectors will be inspecting
Electrathon Vehicles to comply with the
Rules of Electrathon America.
Download and print a copy of those rules here.
· ALL DRIVERS must be:
Members of USFRA, must have a valid State Drivers license, have a competition license from a Racing Organization, and sign a loss damage waiver to participate. (Requests for exception to these requirements will be considered on a case by case basis.)
· Anyone under 21 years of age must have a notarized consent from Parent or Guardian.
· A maximum of five (5) runs will be allowed per entry fee paid.
· Vehicles that can exceed 50 MPH on the .2 mile "Short Course" will be allowed to run the 1 mile "Long Course".
· Pits Speed Limit Is 10 MPH any driver exceeding this limit in the pits or staging lanes will be disqualified.
A maximum of 67 pounds of batteries. Any batteries used for motor controllers, contactors, relays, solenoids, etc. will be included in the maximum battery weight. Batteries must be conventional production, rechargeable, lead-acid type. Batteries may not be modified to increase their performance. Batteries must be secured to the frame of the vehicle such that they will remain in place in the event of a vehicle roll over. Batteries must also be protected from damage in the event of an accident. If batteries are not the fully sealed type, they must be contained in a battery box, which will retain battery acid in the event of a vehicle rollover.
· Electrical System
All vehicles must have fusing or a circuit breaker between the motor and battery. A master disconnect switch (switches) or circuit breaker must be accessible by both the driver and by race officials during the race.
Motor power must be "switched" such that the motor (motors) turn off automatically if the driver releases the throttle.
One square meter of solar cells is allowed on vehicles. This area includes the area of the silicon and not the space between the cells). The cells must be safely affixed to the body of the vehicle.
· Wheels and Axles
Vehicles must have a minimum of three load-bearing wheels in contact with the ground at all times. The wheels and axles must be strong enough to withstand braking and maneuvering. Wheels must be covered if they could endanger the driver.
All vehicles must have mechanical or hydraulic brakes on at least two wheels.
· Drive Train
All chains, gears, etc. must be covered if they could endanger the driver.
Full coverage (full-face) helmets with full face shield designed for competitive motorsports use complying at minimum with Snell Foundation 2005 or later specifications mandatory. Helmet must be in good condition and is subject to pre-tech inspection.
· EYE PROTECTION:
Eye protection is mandatory; a full visor (clear view) integral with helmet is required.
· Vehicle Numbers
Vehicles will be issued numbers by the organizers. An area of 12 inches high by 15 inches long is required to be reserved on both sides of the vehicle, for the vehicle number.
· Roll Bars
The roll bar must extend at least 2 inches above the driver's helmet. It must be cross-braced to the chassis, either forward or rearward from a point that is no more than 6 inches from the top of the roll bar. The bar itself must be made of tubing similar to that used for crash protection. An inspection hole, at least 3/16-inch in diameter, must be drilled in a non-critical area of the roll bar hoop to facilitate verification of its wall thickness.
Padding must be provided to prevent the driver from being injured from contacting the roll bar in an accident. Padding should be 3/4" thick and made of closed cell foam. (Closed cell foam pipe
insulation is sufficient)
· Seat Belts & Arm restraint
All vehicles must have at least a lap seat belt. Seat belt strapping is to be at least 2 inches in width (automotive) and must be strong enough and fastened to the vehicle is such a way that the complete vehicle, with batteries, can be lifted from the ground by the seat belt alone. The seat belt must contain the driver so that he/she does not contact the ground in the event of a roll over. A wrist or arm restraint must be used in any vehicle where the driver can extend his/her arm outside the body of the vehicle. This is to prevent injury from the automatic response of using the arms as protection in case of roll over. Drivers must be able to exit the vehicle unaided in 20 seconds or less.
· FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Each entry at sanctioned events must have a minimum of one operable, 2.5 Ib. minimum, dry powder or chemical fire extinguisher within their possession.
· Ground Cover
An impermeable ground cover that extends at least 3' past each side of the vehicle must be used under the vehicle in the pit area. Waste fluids will not be "dumped" they will be taken off the salt for disposal. Pit areas and general Salt will be kept neat and clean at all times
Each vehicle and the driver's personal safety equipment will be inspected before it is allowed to race. Fees will not be charged for an inspection.