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FACTORY XTREME

© Copyright 2013, Factory Xtreme Group. This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission. All rights reserved.

FACTORY XTREME

Class Designations: FX followed by driver’s competition number.

Factory Xtreme will utilise a Heads Up Pro Tree start and will race using a Random Chicago Shootout Format for field sizes from 6 to 24.  This may be amended depending on the number of available vehicles and the particular event schedule. It is designed for full-bodied purpose-built, Pro Stock style, turbocharged, RWD race vehicles with minimal rule restrictions using 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder or 2-rotor or 3-rotor or 4-rotor engines. Maximum of 2 power adders permitted. 

CLASS REGULATIONS

Minimum Weights

  • 4 Cylinder – 1,950 pounds/ 884.5kgs
  • 6 Cylinder up to 3.0Ltr  – 2,300 pounds/ 1,043.2kgs
  • 6 Cylinder 3.1Ltr to 4.0Ltr  – 2,400 pounds/ 1,088.6kgs
  • 2 Rotor – 1,950 pounds/ 884.5kgs
  • 3 Rotor – 2,200 pounds/ 997.9kgs
  • 4 Rotor – 2,400 pounds/ 1,088.6kgs

All weights include driver, verified after the run. Factory Xtreme Group reserves the right to amend weights in order to maintain parity in the class.
 
CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Engine

Engine: Engine swaps permitted but engine manufacturer must match body manufacturer, refer Body Section. Any production 4, 6 cylinder or 2, 3 or 4 rotor engine permitted. Billet block or cylinder heads permitted on 6 cylinder engines. Replacement cylinder head must bolt to original block, and function, with no modifications. Replacement block must accept original cylinder head, and function, with no Modifications. Billet block and cylinder head combinations permitted on 4 cylinger engines.  Billett plates and rotors permitted on all Rotary engines. Maximum 2 power adders. Dual stage nitrous systems or multiple superchargers/turbochargers will be counted as one power adder each. Deck-plate and/or welding on deck surface prohibited. Dry sump permitted. Use of vacuum pump for evacuation of crankcase pressure permitted.

Accepted engines: -      4 Cylinder Maximum capacity 3.0 Ltr
6 Cylinder Maximum capacity 4.0 Ltr
2 Rotor or 3 Rotor or 4 Rotor

Exhaust: Open exhaust permitted, except where prohibited by track rules. All open exhaust outlets must terminate below the centre line of the front wheel. All turbocharged vehicles must have two 3/8 inch (10mm) bolts inserted across the diameter of the turbine outlet pipe at 90 degrees to each other, to obstruct the exit of debris in the event of a turbine failure. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Fuel: Ethanol, methanol or petrol only. All competitors will be subject to random fuel testing at anytime during any event. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA
                       
Fuel System: Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Intercooler: Permitted. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Liquid Overflow: Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Lower Engine Containment Device: Required on all piston-engine cars. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Nitrous Oxide: Commercially available nitrous oxide systems permitted, including for supercharged and turbocharged engines. Nitrous bottle(s) in driver compartment must be equipped with a relief valve and vented outside of driver’s compartment. Hoses from bottle(s) to solenoid must be high-pressure steel-braided. Commercially available, thermostatically controlled, blanket-type warmer accepted. Any other external heating of bottle(s) prohibited. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Supercharger, Turbocharger: Permitted. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Driveline

Driveline: Driveshaft protection required. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Flywheel Shield: All manual transmissions equipped vehicles must use a properly constructed steel or titanium bellhousing. Vehicles for which a steel, titanium or aluminium with steel/titanium liner SFI Spec 6.1, 6.2 or 6.3 flywheel shield is not available may use a SFI flywheel shield from another application bolted to a motor plate that is bolted to the engine at all available bolt holes, or use a fabricated shield made of 1/4-inch (6.3 mm) thick steel, surrounding the bellhousing 360 degrees, extending 1-inch (25mm) forward and 1-inch (25mm) rearward of the rotating clutch assembly. Shield must be securely attached to frame or frame structure; may be multi piece. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Transmission, Automatic: Trans brake permitted. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Transmission, Manual: Any transmission permitted. Automated, timer-type, electric, electronic, hydraulic, etc. shifting mechanism prohibited; each individual shift must be a function of the driver and can be made manually,
electronically or pneumatically. Clutchless transmissions up to five forward speeds permitted.

Brakes and Suspension

Brakes: Four-wheel hydraulic brakes mandatory.  Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Steering:  Aftermarket steering permitted.  Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Suspension: All suspension must use at least one working shock absorber per wheel. Refer IHRA General Regulations

Wheelie Bars: Permitted.  Maximum length 75 inches (1,905mm) from rear bumper. May be adjustable, but must be fixed during run. Any movement or adjustment during run prohibited. Pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics, etc. prohibited. Wheelie-bar wheels must spin free at the starting line. Any preload prohibited.

Frame

Ballast: Permitted. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Chassis: Full tube chassis manatory. FWD and AWD vehicles may be converted to RWD configuration. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Ground Clearance: Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Wheelbase: OEM wheelbase plus 10 inches (254mm) maximum or minus 2 inches (50mm) maximum. Maximum wheelbase 115 inches (2845mm) regardless of OEM wheelbase. Vehicles with a current Technical Inspection and Log Book at 31 December 2010 with a wheelbase exceeding the 115 inch maximum will be permitted to continue to compete until retired. Maximum wheelbase variation from left to right is 1 inch (25mm). Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Tyres and Wheels

 Tyres: Racing slicks permitted. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Wheels: Must be automotive-type wheels suitable for street or racing use. Minimum wheel diameter 13 inches (330mm). Wheel studs must be threaded into hex portion of wheel nut a distance at least equal to the diameter of the stud.  Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Interior

Interior: Optional. Minimum of drivers seat required. Holes, slots, or other openings in floor and/or firewall prohibited.

Body

Airfoils / Wings: Single fixed rear airfoils are permitted on supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous sedans and derivatives. The airfoil must be securely mounted, and may be no wider than the widest part of the vehicle body. No part of the airfoil may extend past the widest part of the vehicle body, be higher than the highest point of the roof or extend more than six inches behind the rearmost part of the body, not including bumpers or parachute packs. Maximum surface area, including all non vertical surfaces of structure, of 5484 sq cms (850 sq ins) Adjustment or movement of any aerodynamic device during a run is prohibited.

Spoilers: Factory fitted aerodynamic devices for the body used, fitted in the original location are acceptable. Fabricated rear spoilers must not be molded into rear deck lid. Must be painted to match paint scheme.
Must be no lower than horizontal.  Spill plates permitted.  Roof mounted spoilers prohibited. Any adjustment or movement during a run prohibited.

Body: Any automotive or light truck body permitted. Body manufacturer must match engine manfacturer, ie. “Toyota body with Toyota engine etc”.  Only 2002 year of manufacture bodys or newer permitted. All bodies must be painted and in good cosmetic condition. Mild customizing permitted, but must retain full-size, full-bodied appearance and silhouette, with minimum 2 functional doors. Doors must open and close from inside and outside.  Lightweight body panels permitted. Body must be full scale (7/8, 3/4 scale, etc. prohibited). Maximum front overhang 45 inches (1143mm) measured from front most part of vehicle to the centre of front axle.  Vehicles with mixed engine and body combinations, that were approved to compete in FX in 2012 will be allowed to continue to compete until retired.

Street Equipment: Headlights and taillights may be painted on. Operative taillight required. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Windshield/Windows: OEM glass may be replaced with Polycarbonate or other shatterproof material, minimum thickness 1/8-inch (3.1mm).

Electrical

Batteries: Batteries must be securely mounted; may not be located in driver compartment unless sealed off per General Regulations. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Computer: Vehicle management systems prohibited. Electronic fuel injection permitted. Aftermarket and piggy back computers permitted. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Data Recorder: Permitted. Speed sensors on any un-driven wheel prohibited. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Ignition: Any ignition system permitted. Rev limiters and two steps permitted.  Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Traction Control: Not permitted.

Driver and Safety

 Arm Restraints: Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Driver Restraint System: Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Fire Extinguisher System: Manatory.  Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Head Protector: Required.  Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Helmet: Required. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Licence Requirements: Must have track sanctioning body Licence as a minimum. Subject to track sanction requirements.  Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Neck Collar: Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Parachute: Mandatory. Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Protective Clothing:  Required.  Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Window Net: Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

General

 Eligibility: To be eligibility to compete in the Factory Xtreme bracket, competitors must first become a member of the Factory Xtreme Group.  An initial joining fee of $500 is payable plus an annual advertising contribution of $1,000 to is payable (as at 2013). The advertising contribution, is subject to review throughout the year if deemed necessary by the Factory Xtreme Group and at the AGM each year. In 2014 it is expected to be between $1,200 and $1,500.
 
Racing: Factory Xtreme will utilise a Heads Up Pro Tree start and will race using a Random Drawn Chicago Shootout Format for field sizes from 6 to 24.  This may be amended depending on the number of available vehicles and the particular event schedule.

Record setting: To be eligible to set a Factory Xtreme Class Record, vehicles must meet the minimum weights and all class rules.  Only Qualifying, Eliminations and Final round runs can be counted towards ET/MPH records.  To set a record, it must be backed up by a second run within 1%.  It is the driver’s responsibility to present the vehicle to the scrutineering shed immediately after a run if they feel a record has been set.  Failure to do so will forfeit the record.  Officials will verify weight after a run if the racer feels they have set a record for that class. The record is only awarded to that driver holding the record at the end of the event.

Sponsor Decals: All racers must display the event and class sponsor
decals (if applicable) on both sides of the race vehicle at all times during
the event.  Failure to display such signage may result in exclusion from
participation at the event, correct placement of signage is detailed in the
following image, no other placements will be deemed acceptable unless
otherwise approved by the event promoter or sponsor.

Tow Vehicles: Permitted.  Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Warm Up Procedure: Refer track Sanctioning Body General Regulations - ANDRA or IHRA

Weighing: All Factory Xtreme vehicles must report to the scales after every pass, win or loss in qualifying or racing.  Failing to do so in qualifying will have the run disallowed.   Racers failing to do so in racing will be disqualified.

 

 

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Rod Harvey - Toyota Celica

Joe Signorelli - Toyota Celica

Jerry Kehl - Mazda RX7

Milos Pavlovic - Toyota Celica

Archie Kajewski - Mazda 6

Mark Jacobsen - Nissan R35

Jason Both - Mazda RX7