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Here are the proposed 2016 A.M.E.C. Ice Racing rules changes. Please check your e-mail and follow the instructions in it to get your vote counted.

 

Proposed Rules Changes for Voting

1.2 Membership

1.2.1. All drivers and workers must be a current member of AMEC. Annual membership dues are $ 20.00 for

individual memberships and $ 25.00 for family memberships (to include only one driver) per calendar year

(January 1st through December 31st). Membership dues are non‐refundable unless otherwise specified by

the AMEC officers.

CHANGE ‐ Annual membership changes from $ 20.00 to $ 40.00

CHANGE ‐ Annual family membership changes from $ 25.00 to $ 50.00

1.2.2. Membership renewals and dues are due no later than the first Saturday following New Years Day of each

calendar year (as corresponds with the AMEC Annual Meeting). Any dues received after the date of the Annual

Banquet will be subject to a $ 10.00 late fee.

CHANGE ‐ Late fee changes from $ 10.00 to $ 20.00

PURPOSE – Insurance costs have increased dramatically in the last few years. The Club has to increase dues

to cover the costs.

Vote to accept change Yes No

3.1. Street Legal Class

3.1.1.2. All cars must start each season with a neat and clean appearance. All previous damage such as dents and

rips must be smoothed out as much as possible. Duct tape is not permissible. Paint should be applied as

necessary to achieve a satisfactory appearance.

DELETE ‐ All previous damage such as dents and rips must be smoothed out as much as possible. Duct tape is

not permissible. Paint should be applied as necessary to achieve a satisfactory appearance.

ADD ‐ The Tech Inspector and Race Officials can disqualify a car that they deem is not compliant or

acceptable for competition.

PURPOSE – this opens the Class to more cars and there have been some previous cars accepted in the Class

Vote to delete and add Yes No

3.1.2.2. All cars shall be as available in the US and at least 500 made by the manufacturer.

DELETE

PURPOSE – this opens the Class to more cars

Vote to delete Yes No

3.1.2.4. Engine updates within same vehicle manufacture is allowed as long as remaining stock appearing.

DELETE

PURPOSE – this opens the Class to more cars

Vote to delete Yes No

3.2. Street Legal Menard

3.2.1.2. All cars must start each season with a neat and clean appearance. All previous damage such as dents and

rips must be smoothed out as much as possible. Duct tape is not permissible. Paint should be applied as

necessary to achieve a satisfactory appearance.

DELETE ‐ All previous damage such as dents and rips must be smoothed out as much as possible. Duct tape is

not permissible. Paint should be applied as necessary to achieve a satisfactory appearance.

ADD ‐ The Tech Inspector and Race Officials can disqualify a car that they deem is not compliant or

acceptable for competition.

PURPOSE – this opens the Class to more cars and there have been some previous cars accepted in the Class

Vote to delete and add Yes No

3.2.2.2 All cars shall be as available in the US and at least 500 made by the manufacturer.

DELETE

PURPOSE – this opens the Class to more cars

Vote to delete Yes No

3.2.2.3 Maximum race weight for SLM Class cars is 3000 pounds.

DELETE

PURPOSE – this opens the Class to more cars

Vote to delete Yes No

3.3. Stock Sportsman Class

3.3.1.1. All cars must start each season with a neat and clean appearance. All previous damage such as dents and

rips must be smoothed out as much as possible. Duct tape is not permissible. Paint should be applied as

necessary to achieve a satisfactory appearance

DELETE ‐ All previous damage such as dents and rips must be smoothed out as much as possible. Duct tape is

not permissible. Paint should be applied as necessary to achieve a satisfactory appearance.

ADD ‐ The Tech Inspector and Race Officials can disqualify a car that they deem is not compliant or

acceptable for competition.

PURPOSE – this opens the Class to more cars and there have been some previous cars accepted in the Class

Vote to delete and add Yes No

3.4. Modified Class

3.4.4.7. DMACK tires not allowed

DELETE

PURPOSE – potential loss of Menard (now manufactured by Pryme) tire requires opening up to other tires

Vote to delete Yes No

Tire Rules Changes

The following rule changes will impact classes;

3.2. Street Legal Menard

3.3. Stock Sportsman Class

3.4. Modified Class

3.5. Class B – Super Modified Closed (SMC)

3.6. Class A – Super Modified Open (SMO)

Stud ID# MF 44 "Endurance II"

http://www.mf44.ca/en/

Phone 450‐274‐6040 / 855‐608‐8514 ‐ Email info@mf44.ca

DELETE – studs no longer allowed

Stud ID# KK114250 – 1224

CHANGE – to Kold Kutter ID# AMA Legal #10

PURPOSE – the MF 44 studs were more aggressive than the KoldKutter studs. Allowing only one smaller

stud evens the field and reduces stress on race car drive trains. Tires raced in 2015 are grandfathered in for

2016 (see new rule).

Any race tire actually used and raced in the 2015 season will be “grandfathered” in for the 2016 season only

NEW RULE

PURPOSE – allow use of tires for one more season with studs previously allowed

The tread of any ice racing tire may not be cut or modified in any way.

DELETE

PURPOSE – potential loss of Menard (now manufactured by Pryme) tire requires opening up to other tires

An experimental set or tires was made during the 2014 ice racing season which proved to be very successful.

They were run on a mid‐pack VW Rabbit for 2 complete days of racing with no noticeable degradation of

performance or appearance. With the experimental tires the car became a top 3 car winning a couple of

races. They were superior on hard dry ice and of questionable advantage on wet slushy conditions. The tires

purchased for the experiment were a 6 ply trailer tire purchased from Tire Warehouse on Rt 9 South of Clifton

Park. Specifically they were a pair of 175/80R13 Gladiator QR25‐TS 6 ply rating trailer tires with 2 steel belts

and 1 polyester belt. Trailer tires were selected for the stiffness and strength of the carcass. Since trailer tires

are a rib type tread, tread blocks were cut in the tread using an electric tire grooving tool to make the tread

pattern more similar to a winter tread tire. The tread depth on these tires was rather shallow however

accounting for the lack of superior performance on wet slushy conditions. The following rules are for an

alternate “build it yourself tire”.

Tire – commercially available 6 ply rated trailer tire

Studs – SMO & SMC Classes – 30 studs per foot of tread surface

– Remaining Menard Classes – 24 studs per foot of tread surface

– Kold Kutter studs or MF 44 1 Ό” are allowed

Cutting / grooving of the tread is allowed (exception to rule 3.4.5.9)

Use a clear or white liquid tire sealer to seal around the studs to prevent loss of air

THIS BEING THE FIRST YEAR OF THIS TIRE RULE, THE ALLOWED STUD NUMBER MAY BE

ADJUSTED BY AMEC DURING THE 2015 ICE RACING SEASON

DELETE

PURPOSE – other rules changes (allowing the use of any tire and modification of tread) allows for this type

of tire without a rule

Vote to change for all classes Yes No

5.0 Race Day Procedures

5.1.2. The entry fee for SMO, SMC, MM, SL, SLS, SL4, and SLS4 class drivers is $ 50.00. Open, SS, and SLM class

drivers must pay $ 35.00 per race day.

CHANGE – entry fee for SMO, SMC, MM, SL, SLS, SL4, and SLS4 class increases to $ 60.00 and entry fee

Open, SS, and SLM class increases to $ 40.00

5.1.3. A $5.00 late fee will be charged for anyone registering after 10:00 a.m. Refunds of entry fees will only be

given upon cancellation of a race

CHANGE – late fee increases to $ 10.00

5.1.4. SS and SLM drivers are eligible for participation in the finale for an additional registration fee of $ 10.00

CHANGE – finale fee increases to $ 20.00

PURPOSE – Insurance costs have increased dramatically in the last few years. The Club has to increase dues

to cover the costs.

Vote to change all fee changes Yes No

6.0 Points

6.2.4. The day of lowest total racing points (all combined races) will be dropped for each competitor from the

calculation of championship points. Finale points for the same day will also be dropped.

DELETE

PURPOSE – The intent of this rule chance in 2015 was to allow racers to miss one race day due to breakdown

or other activities outside racing without impacting their chance for position in class championship. In the

classes with Finale events where championship points are accumulated for both class races and finale races,

it is possible for a racer to have their worst class day and finish well in the finale event and lose the finale

points. This actually occurred for one racer in 2015 so the rule is being brought to the Club membership for

vote in 2016 rules.

Vote to delete Yes No

 

 


Check out the latest video from Vaughn Gitten Jr. and Ford Performance as he recaps his first time ice racing with A.M.E.C.

Vaughn Gitten Jr. Video

And check out this video too, it was shot on the Monday following Vaughn's first race on Warners Lake using there state of the art drifting car!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq5n2lPUhnk&feature=youtu.be

 

D'oh!!!!!   I hate when that happens!!!!!  Dave Burnham loops his car during action on Warners Lake.

 

 

A.M.E.C. holds monthly meetings on the second

 Monday night of each month at;

Russo's Adirondack Grill
3700 Rt. 30
Broadalbin, NY 12025


It is located at the intersection of Rt. 29 and Rt. 30 in Broadalbin, NY.  Follow Route 30 north from the intersection and it's only a few doors up from Dunkin Donuts on the left. The meeting starts at 7:30 but come early to get a bite to eat as the food is very good!


 

The Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club (A.M.E.C.) Celebrates its 61st. anniversary this year. We have also completed our 50th year of ice racing. A.M.E.C. Ice Racing is the safest and most inexpensive form of road racing available today. We race 6 classes of cars on approximately .75 to 1.3 mile road courses on frozen lakes in northeastern NY from mid January until early March. All regular classes run on purpose built studded ice racing tires which can be constructed according to our rules or bought from Pryme Tire . We also have the "Street Legal" classes, which use studless  winter tires. The Street Legal Unstudded [SL] class is for 2WD cars and the [SL4] class is for 4WD and AWD cars. We also have a studded tire Street Legal Class for both 2WD and 4WD/AWD using only the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 or 8 tires. Normal turnout is 60 to 80 entries. The studded classes run from mild to wild--from under 1500cc box stock cars to custom designed tube frame cars with up to 5.8 liter (358ci.) engines that are capable of running well over 100 mph. There are two stock type classes {Modified Menard and Stock Sportsman}, one for heavily modified stock type cars {Supermodified Closed Wheel}, and one class for exotic tube frame cars {Super Modified Open Wheel}. PLEASE SEE THE FULL COPY OF THE RULES. The race format for the race studded class cars, SMO, SMC, MM, is for two heat races for each class and one finale race. The heat races are about 20 minutes long and the finale from 30 to 40 minutes long. Street Legal classes run three 20 minute heat races. Normally races are held each Sunday during the season (weather and ice conditions permitting) but there may be one or more full weekend events. For more information on the Street Legal Classes click on the "Getting Started" and "Bridgestone Street Legal" links from the menu bar.

Be sure and check out this promo video about A.M.E.C. from the Speed Channel program "Mobil 1 the Grid"

 Mobil 1 the Grid

 

Be sure to watch the brand new Garage X Television episode featuring A.M.E.C. here;

Garage X Episode 5

 

 


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