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FIRST ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY HORNET ENDURO

SATURDAY 1ST JANUARY 2022 2:00PM - RAIN-SNOW-SHINE

A new racing tradition is scheduled to take place on the Black Creek oval where racing lives! No more will race-addicts bow to Mother Nature year after year; stare at a closed speedway and just wait for spring! Who needs the guarantee of a perfectly dry track when we have Hornet cars, racers with warm suits, pop-up canopies for the pits and a willing crew of track officials? Not us apparently, and that’s just fine so let’s race; bring the family!!

Format: 

  • $1,000.00 to win
  • 2-hours or 200 laps of racing; whichever comes first
  • Green-flag drops at 2 pm sharp and checkered-flag drops on the leader at 4pm or after 200 laps completed
  • Anyone in good-standing with an approved race car and personal safety equipment is invited to race
  • Hornet cars only; special construction and safety rules posted on SMP website under the “New Years Hornet Enduro” tab
  • Registration is free but required. Register Here.
  • No-limit car-count
  • All cars will be safety inspected; cars deemed to not meet the rules at the discretion of track officials will not be permitted; no exceptions
  • Draw for starting lineup  


Racing Rules
:

  • Standard Saratoga Speedway racing rules are applicable with some modifications as noted here
  • Rolling double-file start and re-starts
  • No passing under caution
  • Cars involved in caution will be placed at the back of the longest line for restart
  • Over aggressive driving causing caution will result in loss of lap and reposition at the back of the longest line for restart (at the sole-discretion of track officials)
  • No “Breakout Rule”
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd to victory lane immediately following checkered flag; then directly to tech-pad for inspection


NOTES
: 

  • Review and conform to “Enduro” Construction Rules (Based on existing Hornet rules)
  • All cars must have numbers clearly visible as described in the “General Rules” Rule #! 

  

Pricing:

Registration: Free

Back gate: $25

Front gate: $5

  • Hot food concession will be open in the pits and on the concourse
  • R-Ace gardens will be open (with limited selection)

SCHEDULE

11:30 Pits open at back-gate; 

  • Individual pit stalls will be first come first serve and chosen at the back gate upon entry
  • Plan accordingly: All cars must arrive at back gate before 12:30 to provide time to inspected, have hot laps and drivers meeting then green flag at 2pm sharp; no exceptions.

11:30 – 12:45 Safety inspections

12:45 – 1:05 Hot Laps Please have your transponder mounted for Hot Laps

1:10 Driver’s meeting & draw for position and directly to staging on front straight

1:40 All cars staged on front straight; drivers-out

1:45 Opening Ceremonies; strap in right after and start parade laps with pace-car at starter’s signal

2:00 Green Flag

4:00 (or 200 laps completed) Checkered Flag

  • Top three to the podium
  • Top three to the tech pad after podium

Construction and Safety Rules 

BASIC:

  1. TYPICAL “A” OR “B” HORNET CAR MAKES, MODELS, AND UN-ALTERED DRIVE-TRAINS ONLY
  2. All existing construction rules are in effect with the exception of modifications noted in this document notwithstanding 


EXISTING STANDING RULES MODIFICATIONS:

  1. Tires: 
    • Must use factory steel rims up to 15”, maximum 7” width, with DOT approved tires no wider than 185 with profile no lower than 60 series. Minimum 400 tread-wear rating
    • Wheel spacers not allowed
  2. Aluminium race-seats only; properly attached to floor and roll-bar/cage using steel grade-5 hardware
  3. All flammable materials removed from interior except the dash
  4. Anti-freeze authorized for Enduro race only
  5. Minimum cage/roll-bar regulations:
    • 4-point roll-bar/cage consisting of 2-uprights spanning from the frame rails to within 6” of roof, an attached cross-bar spanning the top of the uprights, and 2 attached back-stays welded to the top of the uprights or to the cross-bar spanning the cross-bar/uprights to the rear frame rail or stiffener using minimum 1.75” OD 0.095” wall thickness steel tubes and fastened as per Hornet Rules
    • Passenger side door-bar recommended but not mandatory
    • 2” OD steel tube cross-brace between behind driver spanning the door-bars recommended but not mandatory
    • NOTE: Driver side door bar mandatory as per standing Hornet rules
    • NOTE: Doors must be welded or chained shut as per standing Hornet rules
  6. All personal safety equipment rules are mandatory as per standing Hornet rules
  7. Harness and window nets are mandatory as per standing Hornet rules
  8. All cars must clearly display car number as described in Hornet Rulebook under “General Rules” Rule #1. In addition all cars must start with their number clearly indicated on the rear bumper/trunk lid so as to be clearly visible to the trailing driver to assist in RaceCeiver controlled line-ups. Contrasting colour tape is acceptable.

COVID 19 Information

Saratoga Motorsports Park has closely followed the guidelines and requirements provided throughout the pandemic crisis. We are committed to following the Provincial orders as they evolve. The current order does not require verification of vaccination for our events:
 
 
We will follow provincial updates and requirements as they evolve to keep all of our guests and participants as safe as possible through the COVID pandemic crisis.