VALLEY OF THE SUN SPRING NATIONALS - RACERS
March 31-April 2, 2017
VALLEY OF THE SUN SPRING NATIONALS
WILD HORSE PASS MOTORSPORTS PARK
Best Western Plus/Chandler (new across from track next to Love's)
7101 W. Sundust Rd Chandler 520-796-1350
Reservations should be made prior to March 24-let them know you are a racer participant.
Standard king/ queen: $89 plus tax
King/queen suites: $99 plus tax. $10 each additional person over 2 (max 6 per suite)
Kitchens: $119 plus tax
Early Pitting Wednesday, March 29 – must be pre-registered
Thursday, March 30 - registration/tech 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday, March 31 - registration/tech 7:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, April 1 - registration/tech 7:00am
Extra Crew: $45
Pit Pass: $50
Motorhome/trailers $150 (any RV, trailer not pulling a boat or carrying a boat inside) WILL BE ENFORCED.
For spectator RV spot contact: Connie Marron phone: 480-452-8136/email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|FRIDAY, MARCH 31|
|TEST AND TUNE||10:00AM-4:00PM|
|SATURDAY, APRIL 1|
|Round 1 Qualifying Sportsman Session||9:00AM|
|Round 1 Qualifying Pro Session||10:30AM|
|Round 2 Qualifying Sportsman Session||12:30PM|
|Round 2 Qualifying Pro Session||2:00PM|
SUNDAY, APRIL 2
|Round 1 Eliminations PM, PO||9:00AM|
|Round 1 Eliminations TFH, TAH, TAF||9:30AM|
|Round 1 Eliminations QE, PE, TE, ME, SE, RR, PWC||10:30AM|
|Round 2 Eliminations PM, PO||12:30AM|
|Round 2 Eliminations TFH, TAH, TAF||1:00PM|
|Round 2 Eliminations QE, PE, TE, ME, SE, RR, PWC||1:30PM|
|Round 3 Eliminations PM, PO||2:30PM|
|Round 3 Eliminations PWC, RR, SE, ME, TE, PE, QE||2:45PM|
|Final Round Eliminations All Classes||3:00PM|
|TFH, TAH, TAF, PM, PO||$300.00 USD|
|Pro Eliminator, Quick Eliminator, Top Eliminator||$250.00 USD|
|Modified Eliminator & River Racer||$225.00 USD|
|Personal Water Craft 1||$125.00 USD|
|Personal Water Craft 2||$100.00 USD|
|TFH, TAH, TAF, PM, PO||$325.00 USD|
|Pro Eliminator, Quick Eliminator, Top Eliminator||$275.00 USD|
|Modified Eliminator & River Racer||$250.00 USD|
|Personal Water Craft 1||$150.00 USD|
|Personal Water Craft 2||$125.00 USD|
2016 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series Membership Program
Membership fees increase $25 per event until 51 % can no longer be achieved. Then a one event membership will only be available.
Owner and Driver Separate Individuals
2016 Lucas Oil Diamond Club Program
All purse money checks are written out of our corporate office in Corona California. They will be processed Monday morning after each event to be mailed and to you by that Thursday. It is imperative that a W-9 be filled out by every Owner/Driver. You will find one in your registration packet, please make sure all is filled out and turned in prior to the start of the race.
To all race teams competing at LODBRS National, Division and, Member events:
All teams are required to have an oil spill protection cover that covers all work areas, along with an “oil sorb” compound. The teams are responsible for leaving their pit area oil spill free. Garbage bags and filters do not belong in the waste oil containers! The local EPA has jurisdiction on this, and any fines levied by them are the responsibility of the offending team owner. In addition any team that is fined, will be suspended from competition, until fine is paid, and cleanup is cleared by the EPA.
All boats except PWC and River Racer are required to have a Dye-Penetrate test kit. (Available at welding supply stores)
At all LODBRS National events, an additional Safety Inspection (MT Super Inspection) will be randomly accomplished. If notified your boat has been selected, in addition to the items listed on the LODBRS Safety Inspection Sheet, the following must be accomplished before the inspection:
ALL Boats: All covers shall be removed so steering components can be inspected. (This is required at all events)
Capsule Boats: In addition to the above, the seat shall be removed so seat belt mounting and installation along with cage tubing can be inspected.
Additional items to be inspected may be required.
First of all welcome from LODBRS Safety and Tech. (email@example.com). As we start the 2015 season, I will remind everyone that your input as to the rules and any corrections or additions, are needed and welcome.
Rule Changes for 2015:
Go to the Tech & Safety page for a quick reference of this years rule changes.
Starting with the 2016 season, all classes will run a 1000’ course.
Driver’s License / Physical expiration date, capsule dunk date and safety equipment recertification dates: Jackets, Blower Restraints, Seat Belts, (if due, you might consider a 6/7 point system) and Helmets. Snell 2000 helmets are no longer approved.
Please note that all drivers and boats participating in any LODBRS, ADBA, CDBA, KDBA, SDBA or SLDBA event, regardless if the association you belong to is affiliated with LODBRS or not, will have to be in compliance with all the rules contained in the 2015 LODBRS Rulebook.
LODBRS will continue Capsule Recertification Program this season, along with sonic testing of cages. If you don’t have, or are missing a SFI sticker, let us know, and we will assist you in getting them.
Check the expiration dates on your air bottle(s) - ‘VIP’ (visual inspection – due annually) and ‘DOT’ (hydrostatic insp. – due every five (5) years). Stage one (tank) and stage two (helmet) systems need to be inspected/rebuilt by a dive shop or mfg., every three years.
12”x12”x1” = 4.5 lbs buoyancy. 12” of noodle = 10lbs of buoyancy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your Association Safety/Tech if you have questions.
Emergency Release Cables (Kasse type excepted):
It is recommended that a lanyard be attached from the front bracket to the cage.
Knee and Shin Protectors:
Required in all Capsule boats.
Several failures last year. The chutes need to be dry before packing. UV rays affect the lanyards strength, so avoid hanging in the sun. Chutes and lanyards should be washed (tie the lanyards so they don’t tangle) between races, especially after Phoenix races. Chutes should be stored in a mesh bag between races to avoid mildew.
A 1” diameter bushing with minimum 3/8” grade 8 hardware should be used for attaching.
Check your pinger operation---wet your finger, hold over the sensor, and put to your ear. If operating properly, you will hear it pinging. The batteries have a 7 year shelf life. To test the battery, you need a tester that will put an 8 to 10 amp load on the battery. Anything below 6v fails the battery.
Starting in 2015 the pinger must be out of the capsule for testing at safety inspection. The boat number and battery mfg. date should be on the outside of the pinger case.
Pour – In Seats:
Check your seats…if the foam insert is cracked or crushed, replace it.
Pump Loaders, Props, Prop Shafts, and Prop Struts:
These need to be dye checked regularly. We experienced failures last year. Not only is your safety at stake but also that of your opponent and the race officials.
Review rule 8.22. The deflector should be 45 degrees, made of ¾” OD x .049” wall thickness, or equivalent material, and be able to deflect the rope over the highest and widest point of the boat and equipment.
Consider putting stops on the rudder travel. We had failures in the steering system, that allowed the bell crank(s) to over-center, locking the rudder in a full deflection, causing accidents.
It is recommended that the shaft be supported at the forward end of the cage, or at the front of the capsule shell.
The mounting location of your belts is critical. Allowance has to be made for the Hans-Type device, both height and spread. The lap belts need to be mounted below the center of the pelvis. (look at where they are mounted in your car or truck)
There are downloads available on the website www.lucasoildragboats.com for Capsule, Boat and Driver Safety Inspection, and LODBRS Safety Inspection Sheet.
Generator and RV Generator Exhaust:
As our sport grows, so does the amount of RV’s and use of aux. generators. With more racers and crews spending the night in the pits, it is time to address carbon monoxide emissions .It is recommended that the use of venturi type exhaust stacks be used. These can be purchased at RV Stores, or constructed. Contact email@example.com for plans.
Open Boat Kill Switch Lanyards:
The Lanyard should activate the kill switch anytime the driver’s posterior travels more than 18” from the sitting/ driving position. Check your lanyard and be aware that a ‘coiled type’ lanyard can stretch further than 18”, allowing the driver to be further in harms way.
The Holding Rope will be marked as follows;
Red- indicates the outside and inside of the lane. Boats must wait outside of the lane until the holding area within the lane is clear. The inside red mark indicates the distance from the start barge a boat must maintain.
Yellow- indicates the center of the lane.