Minutes of Meetings and Decisions
Proposals for membership voting
Members are asked to vote on the following proposals at the BSCRA Members’ web site
. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 23rd September 2018. You are very welcome
to discuss the proposals on the BSCRA Members Facebook group and at clubs. Please
remember these are all just proposals, any that the majority of members vote for
will become rule changes. The results will be announced by 1st October. This year
there are 3 proposals to vote on:-
1 Proposal on Driver Grades
1A Abolish Silver Grade
The "silver grade" rules shall be abolished.
The existing rule "silver grade" rules mean that over 65s go up to premier for a shorter period than under 65s scoring identical results. (For example a driver over 65 making a National Final will go up to premier for one year, a driver under 65 making the same Final will go up to premier for two years.)
The change will come into force in 1st January 2019.
If passed the wording with a grey background will be removed.
National British Championships
2.2 Main Grade: all BSCRA members are eligible for Main Grade except:
i) Those who have been an outright National Champion in 1/32nd or 1/24 scale in the last 5 years and are under the age of 65 on 1st January of the current championship year. (1/24 National Champions are those who have won a class at the BSCRA 1/24 Nationals or 1/24 International meeting.)
ii) Those who have been an outright National Champion in either 1/32nd scale in the last 2 years (even if aged 65 or over).
iii) Any finalist in the Overall National Championships in each open class in the last two years (with the current eight lane track, this means the top eight) and are under the age of 65 on 1st January of the current championship year.
iv) Any finalist in the Overall National Championships in each open class in the last year (with the current eight lane track, this means the top eight) (even if aged 65 or over).
v) The top 5 drivers in both the 1/32 and 1/24 British Open Championship in the previous 2 seasons. and are under the age of 65 on 1st January of the current championship year. (NOTE this means the top 5 in the 2017 BOC will be in the premier grade for the 2018 and 2019 season. It also means drivers over 65 are not promoted out of main grade because of their BOC results )
vi) The previous year's Main Grade National Champions in each open class.
1B Grading due to ISRA ranking
The number of ISRA ranking points that make drivers ineligible for Clubman grade
shall be increased to 3.
NOTE This is intended to allow drivers who might otherwise be considered Clubman to be eligible for Clubman events even though they have a go at the ISRA Worlds. However it is set at an appropriate level to put driver who are really too quick for Clubman in the main grade
In National British Championship Rule 2.3 v " Anybody in the current ISRA World Ranking
list with more than 0.99 points" shall be replaced by
"Anybody in the current ISRA World Ranking list with more than 3.00 points
2 Proposal on Nationals Qualifying
For the 2019 season only, the 1/32 Nationals will be open entry for UK based BSCRA members. For the 2020 season, members will be asked whether to stay with the open entry or revert to the existing system.
Since the 1/32 Nationals entry was limited to 48, the average entry has been 46, so effectively it's been open entry most of the time anyway. Normally there is initially a waiting list for places, then various qualifiers who hadn't made up their minds decide not to enter, and a few more drop out later on for whatever reason. This leaves several of the racers not knowing they have a place till quite late in the day, making it difficult for arrangements such as hotel bookings. It is proposed to try open entry. It is thought that a few more competitors might enter, but the only way to know exactly how many is to try it. The likely numbers are manageable within the Nats timescales .
Areas are free to continue holding area meetings.
National British Championships rules 2.5 and 2.7
For the 2019 season the 1/32 Nationals will be open entry to UK based members. Overseas members will not be eligible for this event.
BSCRA Secretary, August 2018
Rule Change Proposals
The proposals received by the 1st July deadline are being reviewed. The final versions will be put forward for membership voting in August.
BSCRA Secretary, July 2018
Original Request for Proposals
BSCRA members are welcome to propose changes to BSCRA rules other than car and track standards. (This year BSCRA is in the middle of a two year freeze on car and track standards.) The proposal need to be proposed and seconded by current BSCRA members. All proposals must be received by the BSCRA secretary (Chris Frost ) by 1st July 2018, although we recommend you get any proposals in before the deadline.
The proposals will then be reviewed by the Competition Rules Committee / Council (in consultation with the proposer). BSCRA members will then vote on them and the decision will be published at the beginning of October. Any changes will come into force on 1st January 2019 unless agreed otherwise.
Please note that the 2 year rule freeze doesn’t apply to adding new products to the approved list, as most of you know, new bodyshells are added to the approved list several times a year.
BSCRA Secretary, June 2018
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