The ChampCar BOD met last night to determine the suspension spring ruling that was brought forward by the TAC. The 2020 BCCR has been updated to version 2.0.0. with the new spring points total added and a better description of what the parts are.
Review BCCR 2020v2.0.0 4.3.2, second column
Download the latest revision here – https://champcar.org/mainweb/pdf/2020ChampCarBCCR.pdf
We have also updated the schedule and the decal installation instructions.
We have added a new VIN field on the swap sheet. This is not required but will aid tech in determining your swap totals. This was put in at the request of tech, and again, is not required.
With the Road Atlanta event coming up fast, be reminded that in order to pass 2020 Tech, you will need to have your fire system certification in date.
Please align the bottle so the tech can easily see the date of certification and the gauge if so equipped. The 2020 ruling is shown below.
3.9. ONBOARD FIRE EXTINGUISHER
3.9.1. ALL CHAMPCAR COMPETITION VEHICLES MUST HAVE A
SELF-CONTAINED PUSH- BUTTON OR PULL-HANDLE FIRE
SUPPRESSION SYSTEM INSTALLED.
126.96.36.199. EFFECTIVE 1/1/20 – Fire suppression systems must have SFI or FIA certification.
188.8.131.52. Minimum 5 LB or 2 Liter bottle capacity – either AFFF
/ FE-36 / NOVEC 1230 –Rechargeable systems are highly advised.
184.108.40.206. Minimum two (2) extinguisher nozzles, one (1) pointed centrally towards the top and center of the engine, and one (1) located in the driver’s seating area. THIS IS THE MINIMUM. Be advised that multiple nozzles reduce line pressure and more quickly exhaust the fire suppression system. Competitors are advised to match the system capacity to the desired number of nozzles and area of coverage.
220.127.116.11. EFFECTIVE 1/1/20 – On-board Fire Suppression Systems shall be inspected for recertification at least every two years after the date of original certification or as specified by the certifying manufacturer. When a unit is determined to be acceptable for continued service, a new conformance label marked with the inspection date shall be used. In-field recertification is permitted, but ONLY by the original manufacturer or its authorized agent. Mailing of certification labels to customers is strictly prohibited. Systems shall have a maximum field service life of 6 years (SFI)
or 10 years (FIA) from the original date of installation.
3.9.2. All on-board fire systems shall identify the activation point for the automatic system by a circle “E” decal. Decals are available at ChampCar Tech Inspection.
3.9.3. Cars arriving at Pit-In or Pit-Out with the fire system arming pin not removed will be issued a 5-minute penalty.
ChampCar Endurance Series sponsor Lifeline Fire has a network of stores that can recertify systems. We will be posting up some images of failed systems soon along with more info as to why you need to recertify your fire systems.
Visit http://www.lifeline-fire.com/dealers.aspx to find a location near you.
If you have any questions, please use our new Tech Desk located at https://champcar.org/tech. Please review the Knowledge Base articles to. These are updated daily as pertinent questions are answered.