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#1 IRRAŽ Retro Racing

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:10 PM

The IRRA® BoD, with the assistance of the IRRA® Regional Directors, has revised the IRRA® Motor Protest Procedure and Exclusion Clause.
 
Both of these revised rules may be seen below and both of these rules will go into effect immediately.
 
These revised rules will be listed on the IRRA® website in the Rules Updates section and will be incorporated into the full IRRA® rulesets when the 2016 revisions are issued at the end of the year.
 
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The IRRA® Motor Protest Procedure
 
Any competitor who has raced in the same class may protest another competitor's motor. The protest MUST be filed with the race official in charge of event before the completion of the race ("main") in which the suspect motor is being raced/used. Anonymous protests will be allowed.

The fee for protesting a motor varies with the type of motor:

For Pro Slot motors (i.e. PS4002B, PS4002B-B ), the protest free is $70.
For all other motors (i.e. PS4002, PS4002FK, Topline or JK Falcon, Hawk Retro, TSR D3, Slick 7 Mini Brute), the protest fee is $30.

The protest fee MUST be paid in cash immediately at the end of the race. The race results will stand, to be amended later if the protested motor is found to be illegal.

At the conclusion of the race during which the protest was filed, the protested motor will be distinctively marked then photographed by the presiding race official. Immediately after the marked motor has finished racing in the class, the race official will impound the protested motor (less pinion, removed by or under official supervision) to be sent for teardown and examination by Bill Bugenis of Model Electromotive LLC, the IRRA® designated motor inspector. Note that this will be a destructive test procedure and will render the motor unusable.

The IRRA® BoD will be notified of the results of the motor teardown and inspection process and will release an official statement of findings within two weeks, including before and after photos, and a determination of legality. Should a motor be found to be illegal, the "Exclusion Clause" will apply.

If the motor is found to be legal, the motor's owner will receive the protest fee in full.
 
If the motor is found to be illegal, the protester will have his protest fee returned in full.
 
Note: This Motor Protest Procedure appears in the IRRA® Motor Rules.
 
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Exclusion Clause: Clear violation of the motor-tampering prohibition will result in the racer being excluded/suspended from future Premier Events for a period of one (1) year. Multiple infractions may result in permanent exclusion from IRRA® events. 
 1) Should a Premier Event host raceway knowingly allow an excluded racer to compete, IRRA® Premier Event status may be revoked.
 2) Regionally, it is strongly recommended that a suspended racer be excluded from series events for the length of the series.
 
Note: This Exclusion Clause appears in each set of class rules (i.e. Can-Am, F1, etc.)
 
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(posted for the IRRA® BoD by Tony Przybylowicz)


IRRA® Board of Directors: Mike McMasters, Joe Neumeister, Tony Przybylowicz, Mike Swiss, Greg Wells





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Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:24 PM

"The protest MUST be filed with the race official in charge of event before the completion of the race ("main")"

 

What defines the "completion of the race"? The timer going off or at some later point?

 

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:29 PM

The power going off after the last heat in a race denotes the "completion of the race".

 

It is assumed that a racer wishing to lodge a motor protest with the race director will do so during one of the breaks between lanes.


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 11:23 PM

They should allow a protest at the conclusion of the race. What's a guy racing against a motor he thinks isn't right supposed to do? Drop everything and race the timer... trying to get to an official in time?
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Posted 27 February 2015 - 11:25 PM

The power going off after the last heat in a race denotes the "completion of the race".
 
It is assumed that a racer wishing to lodge a motor protest with the race director will do so during one of the breaks between lanes.


And if it's the last heat?
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Posted 28 February 2015 - 08:08 AM

A racer wishing to enter a protest can always stop during the last heat, if he desires to.

Or announce his intention out loud, as Butch mentions in the next post.

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 08:44 AM

I would think that all he has to do is say "I want to protest a motor" before the race ends. That way he doesn't have to stop and lose any track position.
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