July/August 2016 FV Ad-Hoc Committee

July: http://formcarregistry.com/interchange/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5635
August: http://formcarregistry.com/interchange/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5636

The Old Committee has been replaced by a newly SCCA Sanctioned FV Committee.  Info on it can be found here: http://formcarregistry.com/interchange/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5637

June SCCA Fasttrack/CRB Minutes, May 3, 2016
Member Advisory
#19377 (Formula/Sports Racing Committee) The CRB would like to thank the following authors for their comments on letter #18785, Tech Bulletin April 2016 Fastrack, Valve Guide Boss in FV.

19215 Bauerle, 19229 and 19351 Livermore, 19232 Petillo, 19233 Sampson, 19234 Galuardi, 19235 Carr, 19237 Pape, 19251 Ferreira, 19253 Grace, 19257 Adams, 19261 Bellingham, 19283 Zarzycki, 19303 Varicins, 19318 Hinkle, 19381 McCormick, 19384 Varicins and 19497 Palermo

The CRB and the FSRAC will be looking at defining a minimum ID for the bottom of valve springs in FV. Many heads came from VW with this area of the valve guide already machined. The clarification about machining this area was issued to prevent misunderstandings and confusion in tech, and will not be withdrawn.

All Changes are effective 6/1/2016 unless otherwise noted.

1. #19264 (Jim Wheeler) Fuel Cell Rule Clarification
In GCR section 9.3.27., add the following language:

“All cars must be equipped with a safety fuel cell complying with these specifications, except for Touring, Spec Miata, Improved Touring, production-based Vintage cars, or as otherwise specified in the GCR. All safety fuel bladders shall be constructed and certified in accordance with the FIA FT-3 or higher (FT-3.5, FT-5, etc.) or SFI 28.3 specifications. Fuel cells do not time out and have no expiration date. Alternatively, safety fuel cells shall be constructed in accordance with FIA FT-3 or higher or SFI 28.3 specifications and tested to those requirements by an independent facility as witnessed and certified by a Professional Engineer. The results of these tests shall be submitted to the Club Racing department for inclusion on a list of approved suppliers. All safety fuel cells shall consist of a foam-filled fuel bladder enclosed in a metal container at minimum.”

July SCCA Fasttrack
Club Racing Rules Changes
FV 1. #19354 (May Fastrack – Bruce Livermore) Allow Legitimate Repairs for FV
Thank you for your letter. If approved by the Board of Directors, the CRB recommends implementing this rule 6/1/2016. Add 9.1.1.C.5.D.37: 37. In addition to repairs and modifications specifically authorized in the FV rules, engine cases and cylinder heads may be repaired within the definition of “repair” in Appendix F. Technical Glossary. Any such repairs shall provide no competitive advantage and shall not allow the fitment of any alternate part unless specifically authorized in the FV rules.

Member Advisory
1. #19573 (Bruce Livermore)
FV Ad Hoc Committee Request for More Direct Interaction with SCCA Thank you for your letter. The CRB recommends forming an official Ad Hoc Committee for Formula Vee to address specific issues concerning the class. Resumes may be submitted to http://www.clubracingboard.com for consideration.

No Action Required
1. #18582 (Gregory Bruns) Shiny Gears
Thank you for your letter. Formula Vee is a restricted class. Parts may not be modified unless specifically authorized, per 9.1.1.C.1.B. If in doubt, don’t. Please see letter 19573 in this Fastrack announcing the formation of a FV Ad Hoc Committee reporting to the Formula Sport Racing Advisory Committee and the CRB. The FV Ad Hoc will work issues, such as this, that are important to the class stakeholders.