TAJ Speed Sprint 02’14 : Track

 

Speed Sprint Logo 02 SmallTAJ Speed Sprint would be held at Block D, Shahstripuram, Agra. The venue is next to Agra Byepass that is used by heavy vehicles. The byepass is located before Sikandera on NH2 – Delhi-Faridabad-Mathura-Agra road. Coming from Delhi take the right on to rail over bridge to reach the venue.

Key in the following Lat/Long 27.192631 / 77.922274 in Google Map or your GPS to find the location and directions.Capture01 Capture03

Tentative track layout is given below. There will be many switch backs and ninety degree changes in directions. The total length would be about 4 kilometer.Capture02

Money Myth

Building a fast car is always a matter of money but first first let us burst a myth

More money = Fast car

Not true. Spend your money wisely and not foolishly. More money can get you an expensive car but not necessarily a fast car.

What is a fast car then?

A fast car does not mean only in terms of top speed but fast in terms of going through a particular challenge or track fastest. So before you start a build you need to determine what is the challenge or objective that the cars is being built for.

For example if the competition is a quarter mile drag then your build should focus on acceleration. From engine. From gear box. From aerodynamics. From tyres. From turbo. From nitro. From weight reduction.

A high revving engine does not last long. Do not expect the engine to be built only onec.

What do you wan to do?

Choosing the right platform is one of the most important steps that you will take and agonize over.

If you have luxury of owning multiple vehicles to cater to all your racing interests, and more, then this is not a complex matter. But for majority of us this is a dream. So choosing a right vehicle platform becomes a complex and important starting point.

But before we get in to matter of choosing platform we need to first need clearly define what motor sports you will participate in. Track race? Rally? Drag? Street Race? Autocross? Sprint rally? One or many of these?

This is not an easy decision for a layman who just wants to go out and “race”. The practical reality of budgets, time and location play spoil sport.

My advise is to enter in to cheapest form of motor sports and test the waters. Over the years I have seen many people who considered themselves “fast” drivers humbled at competition. So I always advise any enthusiast to first start off on a Autocross or Sprint rally in a standard off the shelf non-modified car.

Even if you do not end up winning examine the results carefully and compare your performance vis others in the same class of vehicles as yours. Check and reason your timings before you take serious plunge of modifying you vehicle.

Venue & Track Layout

Speed Sprint Logo 02 SmallSpeed Sprint Delhi would be conducted at the Buddh Circuit Complex.

The first overview is showing the approach to the Speed Sprint area within Buddh Circuit Complex marked with green line.

From the Yamuna Express way take Exit 2B and on exiting take a sharp hairpin right. Continue on the support road following signs for South Gate. Take underpass right and after a roundabout to enter the south gate. Continue straight after entering the circuit complex till you see signs pointing right to the parking and race office for Speed Sprint.

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The Zip track layout is given below. Located to the west of Race Office the track will incorporate other elements besides the turns marked on the visual. Elements like Stop Box, Tight Chicane, Zig Zag will ensure that the overall speeds are kept within the mandated limits.

Zip Track

The Zap & Zoom categories will share the track to east of the race office. With curves and fast flowing corners it is going to be a treat to watch the speed demons vie for timing. Five possible hand brae turns and nine tight ninety degree turns. Two sets of right, 10 and another right. Two long curves and one sharpish left curve. Just before the end a very wide ninety right will test limits of adhesion and suspension against body roll. Just a few speed breakers spoil the party.

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Race Day Schedule

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TIME SCHEDULE: Sunday, 24 November 2013

0700 hrs : Rally Office Open
0800 hrs : Track setup completion
0700 hrs to 1300 hrs : Scrutiny
0830 hrs : Controlled recce / Ffamiliarization run
0900 hrs : Drivers Briefing
0930 hrs : Gate Open / Start of Races for all category
1530 hrs : Gate Close / End of Races for all category
1600 hrs : Provisional Final Classification
1600 hrs : Final Scrutiny
1630 hrs : Prize Distribution

It is competitors responsibility to follow the schedule of the event.

Race office will issue race cards after completion of paper scrutiny. Documents needed for paper scrutiny:
1 Print out of entry form (PDF attachment with confirmation email)
2 Photocopy of driving license
3 Photocopy of vehicle registration
4 Signed indemnity letter
5 Completed FMSCI one event license
6 Two visa sized photographs
7 Entry fee payment / deposit

For each entry you will get two race cards. Race cards have to be stamped by scrutineer after vehicle scrutiny. You can get scrutiny done any time up to close of scrutiny bay. No races will be allowed on time cards that are not stamped with scrutiny approval.

Once race gates are closed no more race cards will be accepted. It is duty of competitor to get scrutiny done in time and complete his races
while race gates are open.

Entry Procedure & Races

Speed Sprint Logo 02 SmallHave you made up your mind to participate at Speed Sprint ?

Okay so what next?

We have a system of online registration where you register your intent to participate in any or all of ZIP, ZAP & ZOOM categories. As soon as you register a system generated email will be sent to your email account confirming your registration and assigning you a unique registration code. The email will contain details like number of slots you have booked, the total fee payable and payment instructions. You are required to pay the fee within four working days to confirm your entry. After payment please intimate the details to us to convert your registration in to confirmed entry.

You will also get – appended – with registration confirmation email a pre-filled entry form in PDF format. Please print and sign this form. Bring this print out with you on the event day along with:

  • two visa size photographs
  • copy of vehicle(s) papers
  • copy driving license
  • copy of payment proof
  • copy of FMSCI license (if any – see below)
  • copy of High Risk personal accident insurance cover (if any – see below)
  • copy of High Risk vehicle insurance cover (if any – see below)

If you do not have FMSCI license cover do not fret. At the event venue you can fill in one event FMSCI license form and participate at no extra cost. We also organize high risk personal accident cover for all participants for value of INR2lac as part of entry fee. For vehicle insurance cover you can sign off a waiver form and participate.

ADVISORY: It is highly recommended that you take high risk vehicle insurance cover for duration of the event as normal insurance policy may not cover any accidental damage incurred while participating in the event. Signing off the waiver is only to confirm to organizers that you are aware of this risk 

Bring all paper wor to the Race Office at the venue to get your Race Card. You will get two Race Card per entry from.  You have option to participate in various groups / classes within category of your competition. This declaration will have to be given by you at the race office at the venue. You can change vehicle or group or class anytime up to the time of getting your Race Card.

After you get the race card your vehicle needs to undergo scrutiny  and cards stamped for approval from Scrutineer. Please read supplementary regulations to make sure you are ready for scrutiny and have all safety equipment like approved helmets etc. with you. You can race only if clear scrutiny. The scrutiny bay is open till the race gates are open and it is your responsibility to ensure that you clear the scrutiny in time.

There is no start order. You may race anytime, at your convenience, within the opening and closing of race gates for your category. Anytime you want to race just join the queue at start gate. Gate time are announced in the supplementary regulations of the event and also at the Race Office. If you do not turn up or unable to race within this time window you race is considered to be forfeited.

We have tried answering most common queries here : Frequently Ased Questions. If you still have any other doubt you are welcome to reach us by email at go.incarnationsports.in

Groups & Classes

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Groups and Classes at Speed Sprint

Speed Sprint Zip will have following groups, subject to minimum of four entries being registered in each. In case a group is not formed then the entries will only compete for overall classification:

  1. Upto 1150cc
  2. Upto 1400cc
  3. Upto 1600cc
  4. Above 1600cc
  5. Ladies Open
  6. Novice Open
  7. Diesel Open
  8. 4X4 Open
  9. SUV’s not less than 2000cc
  10. Open for all type and without any engine capacity restriction

There are no classes. There shall be NO amalgamation of Groups.
For Turbo charged vehicles no factor would be applied and basic engine capacity would be considered.

Speed Sprint Zap will have following groups, subject to minimum of four entries being registered in each. In case a group is not formed then the entries will only compete for overall classification:

  1. Upto 1150cc
  2. Upto 1400cc
  3. Upto 1600cc
  4. Above 1600cc
  5. Ladies Open
  6. Novice Open
  7. Diesel Open
  8. 4X4 Open
  9. SUV’s not less than 2000cc
  10. Open for all type and without any engine capacity restriction

There are no classes. There shall be NO amalgamation of Groups.
For Turbo charged vehicles no factor would be applied and basic engine capacity would be considered.

SpeedSprint Zoom will have following groups and classes, subject to minimum of four entries in each group. In case a group is not formed then the entries will only compete for overall classification. In case a class is not formed it will be merged with the next higher class:

  1. Group A : Imported
  2. Group B : Indian bikes with imported components
  3. Group C/­D : Modified and stock Indian bikes in following classes:
    1. upto 130cc
    2. upto 165cc
    3. Above 165cc
  4. Local open

There shall be NO amalgamation of Groups.

Are you fast enough?