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Rules and Vehicle requirements 2017

  • All road legal tyres allowed (Max Diameter 37″) , tread pattern must be no more aggressive than Insa Turbo / Simex special track. (If in doubt please ask before purchasing)
  • Front and rear recovery points are required. Lashing eyes are not recovery  points.
  • A secure battery.
  • Brakes should be in good working order.
  • Working seatbelts for occupants to be worn at all times whilst vehicle is in motion.
  • No passengers in the rear of a soft top vehicle or open backed vehicle.
  • A heavy duty strap for recovery .
  • Tree strops must be rated to 2 ton and be CE marked  along with WLL marked at 2 ton. Winch sails must be used whilst winching.
  • 2 kg Fire extinguisher to be fitted in all vehicles within reach of the driving position.
  • First aid boxes are to be carried in all vehicles.
  • Spill kit to be carried in all vehicles (these can be purchased at events from club marshalls)

All Driver MUST have a MSA license this is a cost of £27 per year going from Jan to Jan please see the MSA website for more details or ask a Committee member.

The club’s appointed scrutineers will check your vehicle at the beginning of every event. He may also spot check vehicles during the event. Any decision he makes is final.

Any motor sport is potentially dangerous and whilst every effort is made by the club to ensure everybody has a safe day, no responsibility will be accepted by the club or its members for any accident or injury howsoever caused. Each driver is entirely responsible for his/her own actions.

Right of Appeal – if a member disagrees with any decision on the day, he/she can appeal in writing to the committee, which will be considered at the next committee meeting following receipt of the appeal.

You should ensure the listed items below are checked before each event.

  1. Battery security and connections.
  2. Seat belts (working).
  3. Prop shaft UJ condition.
  4. Brake line integrity.
  5. Handbrake.
  6. Steering – general condition.
  7. Tow point security and safety.

THERE IS A BLANKET SPEED OF 10MPH ON ALL OF OUR SITES.  ANY PERSON EXCEEDING THIS SPEED WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE SITE WITHOUT A REFUND AND THE INCIDENT REPORTED TO THE COMMITTEE FOR ANY FURTHER ACTION.

Drivers attending a meeting for the first time can ask to drive the course accompanied by an official of the Club if they are unsure of the route and terrain.

If you are in any doubt as to the terrain you are about to drive, walk it first. Official members of the club are always available to provide advice. Do not drive unless you feel confident to do so.

We would like you to have a safe driving day so any questions about the course please speak to the Clerk of the Course.  If at any time during the day you see a potentially dangerous situation developing in any form please bring it to the attention of a marshal or committee member.  Safety is paramount in all our activities.

Horses

Please note that some of the sites we use have ‘Bridleways’ crossing them. If, when you are driving across the site, you come across someone riding or walking a horse you must stop and turn off your engine until the horse and rider have passed by. This is important as the club relies heavily on the goodwill of all land owners.

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