Whitewater Jetboat Racing

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:27 pm 
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2014 U.S. Jet River Racing Series
Regulations
1. UIM rules for Jet River Marathon Racing will apply unless there is a more restrictive APBA General Safety or General Racing rule.

2. Boat drivers and navigators must have an APBA membership either full year or single event. International drivers will have their National Authority membership plus a minimum of an APBA single event membership.

3. All racers must have a Boat Operators License from their respective state or province.

4. All racers must have a current medical physical either FAA Class 3 or DOT for US racers, a CBF medical for Canadian racers, or a National Authority medical form for other countries.

5. APBA/UIM Anti-Doping Alcohol rule in effect. Disqualification will be issued with a reading above 0.00 blood alcohol level. Any race or safety boat driver(s) and race officials must comply with APBA/UIM anti doping rules and regulations prior and during the event hours. Violation of this rule by any of the race driver(s) will result in the disqualification and or sanctions according to APBA/UIM Anti-Doping rules. For Race Official(s) they will be suspended from their duties for the remainder of the event. All drivers prior to the event must sign the Acknowledgement and Agreement letter. This ruling also applies to all participants in the designated hot pit area.

6. Absolutely no image recording devices can be attached to helmets.

7. Closed toe shoes must be worn in the hot pit area by participants.

8. The upper fifty percent of the helmet must be a solid color of orange, international orange, yellow, fluorescent red or fluorescent yellow/lime green. Green helmets are not legal. The wearer is entirely responsible for the efficiency of their helmet.

9. All race numbers must be 24 cm x 4 cm white on black, black on white or strongly contrasting color with 4 cm border.

10. All rotating parts must be guarded if reachable while belted into seats unless boat has a bulkhead.

11. No penalties for engine changes.

12. All race boats must have two rear view mirrors.

13. No black flags should be carried in any race boat.

14. GPS is allowed-Only small (maximum 5 inch screen or display / measured diagonally as originally manufactured) will be allowed. Mounted GPS must be in front of the navigator (facing the navigator) or if hand held must be uder the control of the navigator at all times.

15. Fueling on an open leg is prohibited. Fueling while the boat is in the water is prohibited. A boat can only be fueled on the trailer 100 ft. from the water.

16. Any repairs to CX and FX class crate motors must use OEM parts. No over bores.

17. Any racers caught cheating on CX or FX motors will be disqualified for the entirety of the event.

18. For engine teardowns all gaskets at owner’s expense.

19. All boats must be off step in the designated staging area.

20. Race fuel will not be provided.

21. In order to race all boats must be equipped with all items on the attached checklist.

22. Crew Assistance: during the time of a race leg is being raced, the race boats can be assisted by their crew to make any repairs on the boat and/or engine.

23. A Drivers Meeting will be held prior to each race leg of the race at the indicated time. If the race leg has time cuts, it will not be necessary to have a Driver’s Meeting before each section, unless the Race Committee determines to be unnecessary. This will have to be indicated in the initial Drivers Meeting.

24. If the starting procedure is stopped for any reason, a red flag must be displayed by the Starting Officials at the Starting Line during all the time, the Race Director must be informed. When the race course is reopened, the racing starting procedure will be re-assumed within the next minute, and the procedure will be according to Rule 900.9.5 (a White Flag will be displayed for a minute and the last ten seconds a Green Flag will be raised). The boat which was last in the staging area last will then start, the Starting Officials will keep track of all the new starting minutes of the remaining race boats.

25. Roll Bar: All boats must have a well structured steel chrome-moly or aluminum roll bar. It is recommended that they modify their roll bar into a roll cage or the structure of the hull conforms like a crash cockpit. It is also recommended that the steering wheel column be attached to the roll cage and/or to the structure of the hull. For 2015 all jet boats in all racing classes must have a roll cage and/or a well structured crash cockpit. Refer to UIM Rule 900.15.2 for construction of roll bar/cage.

26. The time which will be given to boats which do not start (DNS) or to the boats which finish after the finish line is closed; or the ones that start and not finish (DNF), will be the time of the slowest boat of their class for that leg which finished within the allowed time, plus the time penalties calculated based on the following ADJUSTMENT FACTORS: DNF = x1.10, DNS = x1.30.

27. The minimum age for a crew member (driver or navigator) is 18 years old. A younger crew member (16 years or older) can race with written permission of their parents or guardians

28. The minimum age to be on a safety/rescue or sweep boat is 18 years old.

29. The life jacket and helmet must be worn by everyone in a race boat at all times while the boat is in motion under its own power, this implies during racing, testing or tuning. Violation of this rule will result in a fifteen minute penalty.

30. The crew of the boat must remain in their seats at all times during the race. It is not allowed for a member of the crew to be on the bow of the boat at any time during the race. Failure to abide by this rule will result in a penalty of fifteen minutes.

31. Scoring Points: The APBA/UIM points structure by order of finish is listed below:
First……..400 Sixth………..95 Eleventh……….23 Sixteenth……….5
Second..300 Seventh…..71 Twelfth………….17 Seventeenth….4
Third…….225 Eighth………53 Thirteenth…….13 Eighteenth…….3
Fourth….169 Ninth………40 Fourteenth…..10 Nineteenth….…2
Fifth……..127 Tenth………30 Fifteenth………..7 Twentieth……...2

32. The procedure for compiling the USA-1 title is the team that accumulates the lowest time, in the same class, for all races in the season including penalties. The team must start at least the first leg of each event.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:51 am 
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US Jet River Racer Series
2014 Race Class Rules

Unlimited Jet Class – 300 Series Numbers (U 300)
Hull any shape or material with a minimum length of 16 feet (4.88 m)
Unlimited engine restrictions or modifications, any exhaust c/w mufflers
Any engines not specified in class A or UP
Propulsion – jet drive (Turbine engines, mufflers not required)
Roll Bar/Cage – well braced and mounted Chrome moly recommended
“UP” Jet Class – 300 Series Numbers (UP 300)
Unlimited V8 automotive block class
Hull any shape or material with a minimum length of 16 ft. (4.88 m)
Any V8 engine not specified in Class A
Oxygenated fuel allowed
Canadian Spec. A in this class
Any modification is legal including blowers, super chargers and turbos.
Propulsion – jet drive
Any exhaust c/w mufflers
Roll Bar/Cage (well braced and mounted) Chrome moly recommended
If there are less than three (3) entries the class will be combined with Unlimited but scored separately.

“A” Jet Class – 200 Series Numbers (A 200)
Hull any shape or material with a minimum length of 16 feet (4.88 m)
Engine displacement shall not exceed 470 Cubic inches (7700cc)
454LSX engine in this class, stock crate engine GM LSX 454 part #19244611 (620 hp version) No modifications. There shall be no overbore, no sleeves, no grinding, no cutting, no filling, no milling, no porting, no balancing or engine modifications, no valve seat modifications, untouched factory heads only. Modified cooling systems allowed, air/water bleed ports can be added or enlarged with or without water pump. Any intake or fuel injection allowed, intake modifications allowed. Any carburetor(s) allowed. Any oil pan (no dry sumps or vacuum pumps allowed) any valve covers, any ignition or distributor. No oxygenated fuel. Repaired engine must use GM parts pertaining to that engine.
Older A,B and C engines in this class.
Oxygenated fuel allowed except for the 454 LSX
Superchargers, blowers and turbos are allowed at 1.8 x cubic inch ratio
Engine shall use gasoline for fuel, any exhaust c/w with mufflers
Propulsion – jet drive
Roll Bar/Cage (well braced and mounted) Chrome moly recommended

“CX” Jet Class – 100 to 200 Series Numbers (CX 100 – CX 200)
Hull any shape or material with a minimum length of 16 feet (4.88m)
Stock Crate Engine shall be GM(LS3 Engines 376 cu, in.) 480, 515 or CT525
Any cfm carburetor, or fuel injection engines with gasoline for fuel, normally aspirated only.
Stock crate intake manifold, no port matching on intake or heads, any valve covers
Repaired engines must use GM parts pertaining to that engine.
Any oil pan (no vacuum or dry sumps allowed), any ignition or distributor, any valve cover.
No overbore, no sleeves, no grinding no cutting, no filling, no milling or porting, no balancing or engine modifications allowed, untouched factory heads only
Modified cooling systems allowed, air/water bleed ports can be enlarged or added, with or with out water pump.
No oxygenated fuel allowed.
Any exhaust c/w mufflers “SPORATIC TESTING”
Propulsion – jet drive
Roll Bar/Cage (well braced and mounted) Chrome moly recommended

“FX” Jet Class – 01 to 99 Series numbers (FX 99) - - Crate Motor Class
Tunnel hull any shape or material with a minimum length of 16 feet (4.88m) or V bottom/ Step tech hull any shape or material with a minimum length of 13 ft. (3.96 m) No glass windshields
Engine – GM ZZ4 355 HP CRATE engine (GMPP long block part number 24502609)
Engine repairs must meet OEM specifications & weights and use GM parts pertaining to that engine No roller rockers allowed and no porting, balancing, port matching or modifications; no overbore allowed, no sleeves, no milling, no valve seat modification, untouched factory heads only.
Any ignition system, Any oil pan (no dry or vacuum sumps) any valve covers, Stock GM intake manifold “SPORATIC TESTING”
Carburetor – 750 cfm maximum & 1” spacer thickness maximum 3 gaskets (0.60)
Exhaust - any exhaust system allowed c/w mufflers
Engine shall use gasoline for fuel - No oxygenated fuel allowed.
Propulsion – jet drive
Roll Bar/Cage (well braced and mounted) Chrome moly recommended
FXV will run with this class unless there are at least four FXV entries.

"FXV" Local Jet Class – 01 to 99 Series Numbers (FX 99) – Crate Motor Class
V bottom only no Step Tech or tunnel hulls, any shape or material with a minimum length of 13 feet (3.96m) No glass windshields.
Engines will include FX class GM ZZ4, FX class SPECS; Any stock 5.0 or less V6
Sport jet engines will race in this class with the same hull restrictions
Exhaust – any exhaust system allowed c/w mufflers.
Propulsion – jet drive
Roll Bar/Cage (well mounted and balanced) chrome moly recommended.
65 mph class
Class would be separated from FX if there are at least four entries in each class


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