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2016 Palm Beach Driving Club Championship

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Driver Eligibility and Requirements:  Any PBDC member that has been approved by club pro driver Shane Lewis is eligible. Guests must possess a valid competition racing license, or have successfully completed a recognized racing program.  Licenses accepted: SCCA, NASA, SVRA, HSR, United Sportscars, FIA, IMSA, PCA, and BMW CCA.  Entrants who have possessed a license in the past but are no longer active will be considered by Club Pro Shane Lewis on a case by case basis.

All drivers must have proper and valid safety equipment consisting of Snell SA2015, or 2010 helmet, HANS device or approved head and neck restraint system.  Multi-layered nomex SFI 3-2A/5 or FIA rated fire suit, nomex gloves, and leather or nomex shoes.  While recommended for all, only those with facial hair are required to wear a nomex balaclava/head sock.

Vehicle Eligibility & Classification:  Any current or vintage closed wheel race car that possess a valid logbook, or has passed a professional tech inspection is eligible.  Vehicles must have a roll cage, properly charged remote activated fire suppression systems, valid five or six-point racing harnesses, FIA or SFI certified racing seats and window nets.

The classes below are guidelines; some vehicles may have modifications that cause their performance to increase to the point where they will be placed into a higher class.  These determinations are at the sole discretion of the Race Director.  These decisions will be largely placed on the power-to-weight ratio and aero profiles of the vehicle in question.  If your vehicle is modified and consequently re-classed mid-season, points accumulated will not be carried into the next class.   If you have any questions regarding the classification of your vehicle, please email Race Director Shane Lewis at SLewis@RacePBIR.com.

PBDC classes:

P1:  Prototype One: Power-to-weight ratios in the 3.0-4.5 range and utilizing a heavy aero component. Examples:  Purpose built prototype race car such as LMP3 cars, Praga Turbo, Riley Track day, Daytona Prototype, Radical SR8, Juno or Caterham Prototype.

P2:  Prototype Two:  Power-to-weight ratios in the 4.6-5.5 range utilizing an aero component. Examples:  Purpose built prototype race car such as Radical SR5, SR3, SR3RS, or high cc displacement Sports racer.

GT1:  Grand Touring One:  Power-to-weight ratio in the 5.5-6.0 range utilizing a GT body with mild aero. Examples:  Purpose built racecar from factory, Porsche Cup, Ferrari Challenge, or tube chassis, high displacement “silhouette” type car.

GT2:  Grand Touring Two: Power-to-weight ratios in the 6.0-7.0 range, with light aero. Examples:  Street cars with heavy modifications for racing including larger displacement motors or forced induction.  Porsche Cayman, Mitsubishi Evo, Grand Am GS Class cars.

GT3:  Grand Touring Three:  Power-to-weight ratio in 7.0-10.0 range with very light or no aero. Examples:  Street car chassis, modified for racing.  F/G Class PCA Boxster, BMW M3, Grand Am ST class cars

GT4:  Grand Touring Four:  Power-to-weight ratio in the 10.1-17.5 Examples:  Street car chassis modified for racing.  E Class PCA Boxster, Spec Miata, or SCCA or NASA IT cars.

Rules and regulations:  The PBDC race series follows all SCCA club racing sanctioning, rules and regulations as stated in the 2016 General Competition Regulations (GCR).  All info can be found at http://www.scca.com/pages/cars-and-rules.

Points and Championship:  Points will be awarded in every class, and will be based on finishing position and number of class entrants.  Every driver that competes is eligible to compete for a class championship.  There will be six class champions.   Provided the class has three or more entrants the winner of any given class will receive 30 points, second place will receive 20 points, third place will receive 10 points, fourth place will receive 5 points.  If a class has only two entrants the winner will receive 20 points and second place will receive 10. If a car is the only one in the class, it will receive 10 points.