2013 Honda VTEC Challenge
The Honda VTEC Challenge was launched 2011 in conjunction with BARC to provide a fun, safe and friendly race series for those with performance Honda cars wishing to take their first step into racing and also to those existing Honda racers looking to race in a unified field. All Hondas are welcome including Civics, Integras, Accords, Prelude and S2000s. 2013 sees the series continuation with events at the UKs premier race circuits the Honda VTEC Challenge aims to be THE race series for all Honda cars. With support from Dunlop Tyres and a number of Honda Tuning Companies, the series can offer cost effective racing with competitive tyre pricing. A simple range of classes allow for ANY combination of engine and chassis and easy regulation of the classes whilst ensuring close racing between all classes.
What is the Honda VTEC Challenge?
The VTEC Challenge is an exciting race series which is run in conjunction with BARC - the British Automobile Racing Club and with support from Dunlop Tyres. The series aims to provide an ideal setting for the newcomer to racing to feel welcome, safe and to quickly learn the ropes and come up to speed alongside a mixture of novices and more experienced drivers. With full tyre sponsorship and with a race car available from as little as £5000, the series aims to be a very financially viable series that caters for all Honda enthusiasts.
How does it work?
A normal race weekend will involve 20 minutes of qualifying, plus two races of at least 20 minutes each so 60 minutes track time in total. We plan to keep things simple running 3 classes which will cater for all Honda models. No Forced induction will be allowed (unless fitted to that engine from factory), although engine swaps into different models and engine enhancing modifications are all free providing the engine is originally from a Honda production road car. The three classes will be as follows:
Production - Cars with engine of same series, derivative & capacity as that originally fitted to that model/shape of car from 1599cc up to 2300cc. No weight limit Tuner - Engines up to 1820cc - All engine modifications free. Minimum weight 875kgs up to 1620cc and 925kgs up to 1820cc Engines over 1820cc and up to 2240cc - Cars with engine of same series and capacity as that originally fitted to that model of car. Engine swaps are prohibited. Super Tuner - Modified or engine swapped cars over 1820cc. Cars over 1820cc where the engine is not as that originally fitted to that model/shape of car e.g. engine swapped cars OR for cars that do not meet the regulations of Production or Tuner. All engine modifications are free. Minimum weight 1000kgs
Cars with engine of same series, derivative & capacity as that originally fitted to that model/shape of car from 1599cc up to 2300cc. ALL internal engine modifications are prohibited including modification or replacement of cams, valve train, pistons, head, rods and crank. Removal of power steering, air-conditioning system and balancer shafts is permitted. a) Engines must run a single plenum throttle body (i.e. no individual throttle bodies) b) Engine capacity must be no more than the capacity of the engine originally fitted to that model/shape of car. c) All external bolt on modifications including throttle body, intake and exhaust manifold and exhaust are free. d) Engine swaps and no hybrid engines are prohibited (i.e. cylinder head must be from same series as the bottom end) e) 0.5mm overbore option is included in the class maximum capacity
1. Engines up to 1820cc: a) All engine modifications free b) Engines swaps are allowed. c) 0.5mm overbore option is included in the class maximum capacity d) Minimum weight - 875kgs up to 1620cc - 925kgs up to 1820cc 2. Engines over 1820cc and up to 2240cc a) Cars with engine of same series and capacity as that originally fitted to that model of car. Engine swaps prohibited. b) ALL Engine modifications are free but internal engine modifications are limited to cylinder head only i.e. cams, springs, retainers, valves, porting etc. Pistons, rods and crank must be that originally fitted to that series and model of engine. Any modification to crank, rods and pistons is prohibited. c) No hybrids. Engine block and head must be from same series of engine. d) 0.5mm overbore is permitted over stock bore size e) Minimum weight 1025kgs (non engine swapped vehicles).
a) Modified or engine swapped cars over 1820cc. Cars over 1820cc where the engine is not as that originally fitted to that model/shape of car e.g. engine swapped cars OR for cars that do not meet the regulations of Production or Tuner. b) All engine modifications are free. c) Minimum weight 1000kg The only permitted tyre for the 2013 VTEC Challenge will be the Dunlop Direzza D03G, putting everyone on a level playing field. The tyres will be heavily discounted if purchased through the nominated supplier, so costs are kept to a minimum.
What are the projected costs?
Apart from the obvious costs such as your Honda Race car, National B race licence and safety gear, we expect the costs to be around £300 for each Race meeting (Qualifying and 2 races) with an additional one off registration fee to the VTEC Racing Club of £150 and BARC membership fee of £110 at the beginning of the year which entitles you to entry to the series plus lots of additional benefits. An individual round may be entered for a temporary registration fee of £30 per round. Drivers may compete in a maximum of 3 rounds under temporary registration at £30 per round. If drivers wish to compete in more than 3 rounds then the balance of the full registration fee is payable.
How do I express an Interest?
You can get on the VTEC Challenge forum where all the relevant information will be easily accessible or email at: email@example.com