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WANT TO START RACING?

 

If you are interested in racing here at Buxton Raceway then this page will offer some info that might help you get yourself sorted.

Dont want to bombard you with too much info as it might be overwhelming, we will keep it to the point and try not to drift into the nitty gritty.

Transport
With any class of racing here, you are going to need to be able to get your race car to the track.
If you passed your driving test before 1997 you will be able to tow a trailer, however if it was after that year you will have to pass a Trailer Test to add that category to your driving licence.
Of course if you are going to have a trailer, you will also need a decent tow vehicle, some of the hills to the track are substantial gradients so bear that in mind.
Alternative is a recovery truck/van.

Mates
Having mates that already race is going to be a massive help, hopefully you will have been to watch the racing with them and possibly helped out and this involvement will stand you on good ground for your own racing career.

What to race?
You can read our page of formulas that race at Buxton Raceway HERE, we are not going to discuss national formulas here although much of the same info applies, we are just going to concentrate on our domestic formulas.

You will need to download the rules sheet relating to your chosen formula, HERE

When you are ready to race, apply for a Licence HERE

None Contact
Junior Micra Rods [10-16], Open Rods, Hot Fords, Fast Fords.

Contact
National Bangers, Street Bangers, 1300 Stockcars, Super Bangers.



What equipment do I need?
For all formulas you need 5 point Race Harness, Fire Retardent overalls [min Proban], Helmet, fire retardent Gloves, and in some cases a Window Net.

It is advisable to fit a specially made racing seat.

It is advisable to wear a Head and Neck Safety system [Hans device or similar]

Safety Equipment contacts
www.nfr-racewear.co.uk  racewear and some race components
cbracegear@hotmail.co.uk 
https://www.facebook.com/kustomracewear/?hc_location=ufi 

Fabrication contacts
www.ceejayfabrications.co.uk  steel work and pump in tank fuel tanks
https://www.facebook.com/ACRaceFabrications/?hc_location=ufi

Signwriting contacts
www.speedys-signs.com
Phil Hutson 07721 926336

If you want to be added to any of the above lists please email us, we cannot post links to personal facebook profiles but we can add phone numbers, email address, website or a facebook PAGE link. email us now



A few notes on formulas

Stripping the car
All formulas - strip out all windows, lights, interior, dashboard, obsolete wiring - if you plan on using the original ignition wiring and engine loom be careful when trimming to ensure you dont disable anything, any combustable items must be removed, the original fuel tank must be removed, as do any tow bar [if fitted]

In a Street Banger you may leave the dashboard in place but try and trim any sharp areas around the drivers knee line to prevent injury.

In none contact formulas you can cut out the inner door panels to create room for roll cage bars to fit into the door space.


Preparation
Open Rods, Hot Fords, Fast Fords

You will need a full roll cage to be fitted, this can be a full welded in type or a bolt in type, where it mounts to the floor it is advisable that the floor is sound with no rust holes, any repairs to the floor etc must be done using steel the same thickness of the car body.

The bulkhead must be sealed to prevent any fire under the bonnet from entering the driver area.

A fuel tank must be fitted inside the car, fuel lines and any electrical cables must be at least 12" apart, a fuel cut off tap must be fitted in reach of the driver. The fuel tank must have a none return vavle fitted to the breather pipe.

An electrical cut off master switch must be fitted on the N/S rear of the car, and must be fitted to the -Neg [earth] side of the battery wiring, switching it off MUST cut the engine, if you have an alternator you might require an FIA type of cut off switch.


Street Bangers and Bangers
You will need a H Frame for roll over protection, a door plate on the drivers door, a roof plate to cover any sunroof hole and to also help strengthen the roof, in national bangers you will need various other plates and fixings.

A fuel tank must be fitted inside the car usually to the H Frame, fuel lines and any electrical cables must be at least 12" apart, a fuel cut off tap must be fitted in reach of the driver. The fuel tank must have a none return vavle fitted to the breather pipe.

An electrical cut off master switch must be fitted on the N/S rear of the car, and must be fitted to the -Neg [earth] side of the battery wiring, switching it off MUST cut the engine, if you have an alternator you might require an FIA type of cut off switch.

If you are new to banger racing, we would recommend you start in Street Bangers where the car are easier to build and prep.


Junior Micra Rods
These just require a H Frame, and door plate, the rules were done this way to enable the cars to be run in Junior Bangers once they had reached the end of a Junior Rod racing life, we do not run Junior Bangers now but you can fit a full roll cage if you are able to.

A fuel tank must be fitted inside the car, fuel lines and any electrical cables must be at least 12" apart, a fuel cut off tap must be fitted in reach of the driver. The fuel tank must have a none return vavle fitted to the breather pipe.

An electrical cut off master switch must be fitted on the N/S rear of the car, and must be fitted to the -Neg [earth] side of the battery wiring, switching it off MUST cut the engine, if you have an alternator you might require an FIA type of cut off switch.


Super Bangers
These are specially armoured up with steel plate all round, the best option is to buy a pre raced car, unless you have advanced skills needed to do this work yourself, its always best to have a close look round an existing car.

1300 Stockcars
Like supers these are a very advanced build, so is recommended you buy pre raced or a new build by somebody who builds them, a huge amount of fabrication is needed so those are the best routes to take for a new driver. 1300 Stockars will need a transponder.