Hyrax Premier 728x90Next Event

MSF Track Day Sepang, 16 October 2016 9am-1pm

TD-Oct2016_851x315

Ignition Track Day SUNDAY 16 October 2016, 9am – 1pm, 2 sessions 

Fully-managed track day with Safety Car and quick turn-around, still only: RM 330 for 2-hours!!
Those that can afford it can take a pit, those that would rather save some hard-earned $$$ can bring your own tent and set up in the adjacent carpark. We’re normal Joe’s just like you, we know that it’s all about keeping your operating costs low!

Track : Sepang Full Circuit
Date : Sunday 16th October 2016
Time : 9am – 11apm, and 11apm – 1pm 
Price : RM 330.00
2nd Driver: As usual it’s RM 100
Pit: RM 60.00 for one session, or RM 100.00 for both sessions.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION
Click on the buttons below to register online.
After you Register online, please arrange payment to our bank account by either deposit or transfer:
Maybank 5627 6841 3065
Matrix Motorsports Promotion Sdn Bhd.Send us a picture of the receipt for confirmation to general@ignition.my or whatsapp ZAHRIN 017 477 2852 or SHAZLI 012 204 7338.YOU HAVE 1 WEEK TO MAKE PAYMENT FROM WHEN YOU REGISTER OR WE WILL RELEASE YOUR SLOT.
PLEASE NOTE that you registration will NOT BE CONFIRMED until payment is received.
Closing date for all is Wednesday 12 October 2016. All non-paid slots will be released.
Track Day 16 Oct ’16, Session 1 9am.
Pit Spot is the second link, please register separately.
Click to reg for TRACK DAY>>
Click to reg for PIT SPOT>>
 BUTT-MSF16-TD1-250
Track Day 16 Oct ’16, Session 2 11amPit Spot is the second link, please register separately. Click to reg for TRACK DAY>>
Click to reg for PIT SPOT>>
 BUTT-MSF16-TD2-250

Confirmation/Registration by payment on first come first serve basis.

If you are not taking a pit, you may setup at the allocated open area; traffic is strictly one-way:

MSF16-3-PaddockLayout

As is usual with Ignition Track Days, our experience as a sanctioned race organiser allows us to utilise Safety Cars to reduce downtime and red light sessions, which makes our track day events worthwhile as we save on down-time.

We use our SNF Safety Cars to reduce downtime at Ignition Track Days
We use our MSF Safety Cars to reduce downtime at Ignition Track Days

Instructors are also available on a ‘per 30mins slots’ @ RM 100 – Terms and Conditions apply.

Compulsory safety briefing:
Safety Briefing is COMPULSORY. Will be held at the Media Centre at 1245pm for Session 1, and 245pm for Session 2. Wristbands will only be issued to those that attend the Safety Briefing!

For Registration and Payment: 

Slots are transferable or can be deferred to the next Ignition track event; we do not refund.
Complete list of Registration Agents for Ignition.my and SNF events:

AHM Motorsports Technik
29 Jalan PJU 3/45
Sunway Damansara Technology Park
47810 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel : 03 7731 7244

Fawster Motorsports
10 Jalan PJS 11/22 Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel : 012 298 0548

For outstation registration, please contact
Mohd Zahrin
Email: zahrin@snf.my
HP: 017 477 2852

 

Ignition Track Day Sepang, 10 January 2016 1pm-5pm

TDs-SPECIALS_851x315

Ignition Track Day SUNDAY 10 January 2016, 1pm – 5pm, 2 sessions 

Still the same affordable price: RM 330 for 2-hours!!
Those that can afford it can take a pit, those that would rather save some hard-earned $$$ can bring your own tent and set up in the adjacent carpark. We’re normal Joe’s just like you, we know that it’s all about keeping your operating costs low!

Track : Sepang Full Circuit
Date : Sunday 10th January 2016
Time : 1pm – 3pm, and 3pm – 5pm 
Price : RM 330.00
2nd Driver: As usual it’s RM 100
Pit: RM 60.00 for one session, or RM 100.00 for both sessions.

Confirmation/Registration by payment on first come first serve basis.

If you are not taking a pit, you may setup at the Tent Village allocation area; traffic is strictly one-way:

Main-Paddock-setup-10Jan2016

As is usual with Ignition Track Days, our experience as a sanctioned race organiser allows us to utilise Safety Cars to reduce downtime and red light sessions, which makes our track day events worthwhile as we save on down-time.

We use our SNF Safety Cars to reduce downtime at Ignition Track Days
We use our SNF Safety Cars to reduce downtime at Ignition Track Days

Instructors are also available on a ‘per 30mins slots’ @ RM 100 – Terms and Conditions apply.

Compulsory safety briefing:
Safety Briefing is COMPULSORY. Will be held at the Media Centre at 1245pm for Session 1, and 245pm for Session 2. Wristbands will only be issued to those that attend the Safety Briefing!

For Registration and Payment: 

Slots are transferable or can be deferred to the next Ignition track event; we do not refund.
Complete list of Registration Agents for Ignition.my and SNF events:

AHM Motorsports Technik
29 Jalan PJU 3/45
Sunway Damansara Technology Park
47810 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel : 03 7731 7244

Fawster Motorsports
10 Jalan PJS 11/22 Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel : 012 298 0548

DNT Tune
No.21, Jalan 9/23E,
Taman Danau Kota, KL
Tel : 012 – 654 8794

For outstation registration, please contact
Mohd Zahrin
Email: zahrin@snf.my
HP: 017 477 2852

 

Ignition Track Day Sepang, 16 August 2015 1pm-5pm

TD-16Aug2015

Ignition Track Day SUNDAY 16 August 2015, 1pm – 5pm, 2 sessions 

Keeping it affordable: RM 330 for 2-hours, a price that we’ll hold through to the end of 2015.
Those that can afford it can take a pit, those that would rather save some hard-earned $$$ can bring your own tent and set up in the adjacent carpark, keeping your operating costs low!

Track : Sepang Full Circuit
Date : Sunday 14th June 2015
Time : 1pm – 3pm, and 3pm – 5pm 
Price : RM 330.00
2nd Driver: As usual it’s RM 100
Pit: RM 60.00 for one session, or RM 100.00 for both sessions.

Confirmation/Registration by payment on first come first serve basis.

If you are not taking a pit, you may setup at the Tent Village allocation area; traffic is strictly one-way:

Main-Paddock-setup-TDAug2015

As is usual with Ignition Track Days, our experience as a sanctioned race organiser allows us to utilise Safety Cars to reduce downtime and red light sessions, which makes our track day events worthwhile as we save on down-time.

We use our SNF Safety Cars to reduce downtime at Ignition Track Days
We use our SNF Safety Cars to reduce downtime at Ignition Track Days

Instructors are also available on a ‘per 30mins slots’ @ RM 100 – Terms and Conditions apply.

Compulsory safety briefing:
Safety Briefing is COMPULSORY. Will be held at the Media Centre at 1245pm for Session 1, and 245pm for Session 2. Wristbands will only be issued to those that attend the Safety Briefing!

For Registration and Payment: 

Slots are transferable or can be deferred to the next Ignition track event; we do not refund.
Complete list of Registration Agents for Ignition.my and SNF events:

Fawster Motorsports
10 Jalan PJS 11/22 Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel : 012 298 0548

DNT Tune
No.21, Jalan 9/23E,
Taman Danau Kota, KL
Tel : 012 – 654 8794

For other outstation registration, please contact
SP Auto Tuning
Email: shazli@ignition.my
HP: 012 204 7338

Ignition.my
Matrix Motorsports Promotion Sdn Bhd
No 10, Lorong SS 1/20A
Kg Tunku, 47300
Petaling Jaya

 

REGULATIONS: SNF Racing National Series 2015

SNFR2015_TECH_REG1

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS FOR ALL VEHICLES

Version 1.0
Updated 31 Dec 2014

COPYRIGHT MATRIX MOTORSPORTS PROMOTION SDN BHD 2014. No part of this document can be copied, redistributed or used for commercial or private purpose without a written permission of Matrix Motorsports Promotion Sdn Bhd / Ignition.my / SNF.

If you have any questions please contact general@ignition.my and allow up to 14 days for a response.

The technical regulations of the SNF Racing National Series are designed to ensure the highest level of safety. All drivers and vehicles must comply with all written and oral directions of the event promoters. Failure to comply may result in immediate exclusion from the event, with no refund of entry fees.

Click to view Regulations

Click to go to CARS regulations

Click to go to MOTO regulations

Click to go to MOTO regulations

Click to download Entry Form

Click to download Entry Form

Entry Fee
- Entry Fee for cars is RM 400 + RM 100 transponder rental + RM 100 transponder deposit
– Entry Fee for bikes is RM 150 + RM 100 transponder rental + RM 100 transponder deposit
– Entries OPEN 1 month before event and CLOSE 3 days before ( Wednesday). Thursday & Friday are LATE entry, and will require an additional RM200 late-entry fee
– No entries are accepted on event day.

Registration payment is inclusive of 6% GST (GST reg # 307060736).

SNF 2015 Calendar
• Round 1 – 7th February 2015 (Sepang South Circuit)
• Round 2 – 11th April 2015 (Sepang South Circuit)
• Round 3 – 16th May 2015 (Enduro, Sepang North Circuit)
• Round 4 – 13th June 2015 (Sepang North Circuit)
• Round 5 – 19th September 2015 (Sepang South Circuit)
• Round 6 – 31st October 2015 (Sepang North Circuit)

Official Tyres
ACHILLES RADIAL continues to be the Official Tyres of SNF Racing 2015

Licensing
– Until further notice, both MAM and AAM racing licenses are  valid for SNF
– For a list of AAM panel clinics, click on this previous post

Registration
Complete list of Registration Agents for Ignition.my and SNF events:

N1 Racing
8, Lorong SS 13/3D
Subang Jaya Industrial Estate,
Tel : 03 5636 5557 / 03 5636 5559

Fawster Motorsports
10 Jalan PJS 11/22 Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel : 012 298 0548

DNT Tune
No.21, Jalan 9/23E,
Taman Danau Kota, KL
Tel : 012 – 654 8794

Ignition.my
Matrix Motorsports Promotion Sdn Bhd
No 10, Lorong SS 1/20A
Kg Tunku, 47300
Petaling Jaya

For other outstation registration, please email
shazli@ignition.my or shazli@ignition.my

FURTHER UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE RELEASED AS REQUIRED.

New faces on the podium at the final round of SNF Racing 2014, 29 November 2014

SNFR-Champions

The final round of SNF Racing 2014 held at Sepang South Circuit on 29 November 2014 brought the most surprises of the year, as the podium felt the excited jumps of joy of no less than 3 first time winners this year, and a bunch of new faces just missing out on making it to the top.

SNFR14-6-0

The SNF Moto categories raced on a rain-soaked circuit, the skill and bravery of which defies belief as they still manage to take Turn 12 with their knees scraping the damp tarmac in the dark. In Moto 135 Allen Wong Wah Heng of DRS Racing took the Championship a mere 105 points ahead of his main rival, Mohd AlHakim of Redspeed Racing Team. Allen only won one round to AlHakim’s two wins, but in the end consistency pays. For Moto 150, Mohd Edzwan Mohd Esa of StuntTroopers Motorsport was crown Champion as his nearest rivals Muhd Emran and Mohd Kanafi missed out on the last race.

SNFR14-6-1

In the Super 1500 category, glory finally came the way of Nazrul Hakim / Shamir Aizan in their Honda Jazz. Championship winner Khairi Mohmad’s luck gave way as his car met with technical trouble, gifting the Honda Jazz pair an ecstatic first win. “It’s been a great first year in SNF, and winning this final round was the icing on the cake!” exclaimed Nazrul Hakim.

SNFR14-6-2

With the circuit being wet, it was always expected that a great driver in an underpowered car would be able to shine, and such was the case in the Proton 1800 race. The race started in damp conditions, and Syahrizal Jamaludin piloting a Satria Neo 1.6 took the lead into the first corner of the first lap out-driving the Championship leader Fazril Ahmad (Satria 1.8). Syahrizal held Fazril back with some sensational dog-fighting skills for 4 laps, but knew it couldn’t last. Says Syahrizal: “I used every trick in the book, but as the circuit dried up Fazril will able to get better traction at corner exit and eventually I had to let him through”. Syahrizal kept the heat on but Fazril was unfazed, worthy of a Champion. They crossed the line separated by only 0.4 second, and Fazril takes the Championship for 2014.

SNFR14-6-3

The Championship for the popular Street Tuned category had previously been decided as Gan Kim Koa of JDM Racing developed an unassailable lead in his 1900cc Honda Civic EF, but his main protagonist Phagvinder Singh was not going to make it easy with his high-powered Proton Satria 1800 MIVEC. Phagvinder lead the first 4 laps but alas pulled over at Turn 9 with smoke billowing from his engine bay, and Gan Kim Koa again took the win. “The competition is getting fierce,” said Gan later. “It’s not going to be so easy next year!”

SNFR14-6-4

Another pair to finally break their duck were Affiq Afifi / Fahmi Awang, finally taking the top step of the podium in the Honda 1800 category. Throughout the year they have been threatening experienced racer and second-time Championship winner KK Soh with some very quick driving, and this round was finally theirs to claim as KK Soh pulled off halfway with technical problems.

SNFR14-6-5

The Big Fight came in the Race Cars event. The front row was MSS 2014 Touring Car Champion Mark Darwin (partnering Faizal Hassim who won the Qualifying Heat) versus multiple MSS Champion Boy Wong. It was going to be brutal, it was going to be fast, and for sure no quarter would be given!

At the Green light the crowd roared as the cars streamed into Turn 1, and it was Mark Darwin in the DNT Tune Honda Civic EK9-K20 that was leading. Boy Wong pushed the Team Type-R Honda Civic EK9-B20 as hard as it would go. It was an epic battle of multiple proportions: Honda K-series versus Honda B-series VTEC engines. 15-inch tyres versus 17-inch tyres. DNT versus Ah Siong. Young Champion versus multiple Champion.

SNFR14-6-6

Boy pulled out every trick in the book, attempting to goad the young upstart into a mistake, never more than 1-second behind, getting so close at one point he accidentally tagged Mark’s rear at Turn 9. There was literally nothing between the two stars as they sped past the grandstand, lap after lap. But Mark kept it together, displaying the coolness and maturity that he has shown in the Malaysian Super Series races, and he lead Boy across the finish line to win the spectacular race. Boy Wong however, is the 2014 SNF Racing Race Cars Class 1 Champion, having had to endure an early-season attack from Keifli Othman and now, from Mark Darwin.

A flash in the pan by the ‘Pretenders’? Perhaps not. If this is a sign of things to come, we can look forward to some fiercely close racing indeed next year! As SNF Racing also upgrades to a National Series in 2015 (SNF Racing National Series), we can look forward to what is possibly going to be the most exciting SNF season yet when racing re-commences on 7th February at Sepang South Circuit!

Full race results and the latest updates are available on http://www.SNF.my

 

RESULTS – ALL CATEGORIES

SNF Moto 135
1st Mohd Rizal bin Johari LC 135 PMP Racing Team 12:08.556
2nd Mohd AlHakim LC 135 RedSpeed Racing Team 12:08.642
3rd Allen Wong Wah RXZ 135 DRS 12:44.744

Special Kei
1st Syazril Amri Kancil 660T Nusa Indah SRM Auto 11:31.512
2nd Logesvaran Kaliperumal Kancil 660T VMS Work 11:31.634
3rd Mohd Henzee Hamzah Kancil 660T Nusa Indah Racing Team 11:55.162

Super1500
1st Nazrul Hakim Abdul Majid Jazz 1.5 ProDrag Msports 11:55.409
2nd Mohd Faizal Osman Familia B5 VMS Work 12:13.708
3rd Joshua Thiran Saga 1.5 Millennium Msports 12:17.077

Proton 1800 NA
1st Fazril Ahmad Zabidi Satria 1.8 GOMS Auto Services 11:03.186
2nd Syahrizal Jamaludin Satria Neo G-Tuned Racing 11:03.586
3rd Zuhaidy Ishak Satria 1.8 Z Garage Autosports 11:09.370

Honda 1800 NA
1st Afiq Afifi / M.Fahmi Awang Civic EK9 Revolution Autoworks 10:31.539
2nd Winston Tan Civic EG JDM Racing 10:46.103
3rd Yeoh Poh Chye Civic EG 11:06.029

Street Tuned
1st KK Gan / CK Lai Civc EF9 JDM Racing 10:53.440
2nd Ahmad Nazri / M.Yuszaidi Mirage CJ4A Under 3 Garage 11:01.853
3rd Mohd Khairul Anuar Satria 1.8 MIVEC Infinity Speed Works 11:05.280

Race Cars Class 1
1st Faizal Hassim / Mark Darwin Civic EK9 K20 DNT Tune 9:48.274
2nd Boy Wong Yew Choong Civic EK9 B20 Type-R Racing 9:50.942
3rd Vincent Chen Civic EG9 Guang Racing 11:00.486

Race Cars Class 2
1st Soh Kee Koon Civic EK9 Type-R Racing 10:08.012
2nd Ahmad Fauzi Latiff Civic EK9 Evotec 10:18.315
3rd Ahmad Firdaus Azman Civic EG6 GAB DRX Automechanic 10:20.092

 

 

SNF 2014: Compulsory Electrical Cut-Off Switch from Rnd 5

SNFR14-cutoff1

As per the request of our local motorsports ASN, in the efforts to improve safety and raise them to National level, 2 new features will be implemented from Round 5 2014 on 27 Sept 2014. After 4.5 years of SNF Racing, it’s timely that these final safety features be implemented:

1) Electrical Cut-Off Switch in all cars.
The cut-off switch is to be mounted on the centre panel of the car’s interior, with a cable connecting the switch to an external level that will turn the switch when it is pulled.
It needs to be accompanied by the Lightning cut-off sticker. Simple.

2) Floor carpets will also no longer be compulsory for the Street categories and may be removed, as carpets pose a fire hazard.

SNFR14-cutoff2

SNF: Why we race door-to-door

IG-d2d-a

Racing comes in all forms.

You could say a drag race is almost like a carrier-launch. Get everything right, punch the throttle, and be sure to pull up exactly as you reach rotation speed. Get it right, and it’s a perfect run.

There’s the entry-level stuff like time trials and time attacks. That’s like intercepting a squadron of big fat bombers as they enter your airspace: take off, acquire targets beyond sight using the targeting computer, and punch off a handful of AIM-54 Phoenix missiles. Fire and forget.

You could say that an endurance-type of race for little saloon cars (Sepang 1000km for example) is kind of like flying a B52 bomber into the war zone. Fly a straight path, take it easy, and SAMs come up you punch some chaff. Not a whole lot of terror and drama, with speed, precision and timing still important, and a herculean effort by your crew is imperative to get the job get done.

LMP or GT style endurance racing is quite different though. It’s generally acknowledged these days that that kind of endurance racing is a flat-out GP race, and that’s really no joke. The fittest, most skilful, and bravest drivers emerge heroes, and the teams work flat-out keeping the million-dollar weaponry blasting through the night at top speed.

There is also the flat out precision sniper stuff like Rallying, which I could compare to a night bombing run in an A6 Intruder into the HaiPhong area circa 1973 Vietnam war: searchlights piercing the night sky, bullets flying all around you, flying almost blind and on instruments and guided by your co-pilot/navigator; the pilot has got to keep it steady, stick to the plan, keep a precise path, keep a precise speed, and the team release the bomb load at exactly the right moment. It’s not just skill, but determination, discipline, and above all a cool head.

And there’s the fighter pilot kind of stuff: rolling in the air, dodging bullets and missiles, lining up an adversary for a shot whilst at the same time avoiding becoming bait for another plane. Good sensory perception is imperative.

IG-d2d-e

I quote CDR Mike “Viper” Metcalf in that Man of Man of Man’s Movies – Top Gun:
“During the Korean War, the Navy kill ratio was twelve-to-one. We shot down twelve of their jets for every one of ours. In Vietnam, this ratio fell to three-to-one. Our pilots depended on missiles. They lost their dogfighting skills. Top Gun was created to teach ACM – ‘Air Combat Manoeuvring’. Dog-fighting.”

To me, that sort of sums is all up. You can go fast around a circuit all by yourself, taking the perfect line every time. But throw in 15 other cars trying to do the same thing on the exact same piece of tarmac, and it’s a free for all. It comes down to the driver. It’s a medieval knight charging into a fight on his trusty steed; a fistfight, a pub brawl; like Georges St Pierre heading into a UFC fight, eyes alight and mind searching, probing for an opening to land that one smack that will knock the opponent down! The adrenalin is incomparable, and the victor more often than not dependant on cunning, cool headedness, and strategy rather than raw speed or brawn.

Wheel-to-wheel racing is an Art: the vehicle dances as you sashay your hands over the steering wheel, feet stomping and leaping across the pedals; you manoeuvre delicately, searching for an opening, sometimes creating the opportunity by jinking left and right then plunging and squeezing into the the smallest of gaps! Different drivers dance differently – there are the ballet artists, there are the bullfighters, and there are the ravers (all over the place basically!).

Wheel-to-wheel racing is also a Science: you systematically study your opponents moves, feint and prod a few hypothetical attacks, pay attention to his limits at each thrust and turn, logging the data for the when you set yourself up to take him out – every driver excels or struggles at different turns and circuits according to his personal style; in a nanosecond you mentally calculate the odds of success when you make your move, and when you do so you push the laws of physics right to the edge, and make it stick!

IG-d2d-c

The adrenalin high, the feeling of accomplishment when you chase down your opponent, then spend the next 4 laps trying to out-do one another in this feral high-speed battle for supremacy is quite incomparable. We do it because it’s a drug addiction.

The mass-media love to generalise that racing is about ‘an adrenalin speed rush’. They’re wrong, because the writer has probably never been in a head-to-head confrontation before in his life. Like any other drug, the ‘adrenalin speed rush’ gets lame after a few hits, and you realise that you’re just going pointlessly fast in a powerful vehicle and the only fear is if a tyre bursts at over 200km/h. When you race wheel-to-wheel, the risk increases ten-fold with every additional opponent that’s in the game: you could be knocked out into a wall, you could spin and get T-boned by another car, a competitor could make a wrong move and you could slam into him at high-speed. It’s no longer just Me, Myself, and I. Like a gambler with his money, we go all in with our lives – we play for keeps. It is literally, Do or Die. It’s a gambling addiction, but the stakes are so much higher!

IG-d2d-b

But coming face-to-face with your enemy, your nemesis, your greatest adversary sparks a raw, violent aggression within that requires discipline and taming to make the best of it and outwit, out-drive those that stand in your way. The competition are all your greatest opponents because they are all standing between you and the goal of coming in first and being The Best, Numero Uno, The Big Kahuna. And if you back down from the fight, like a whimpering dog.. you’re a chicken, a coward, a Loser. No man worth his salt will stand for that, so a battle to the very end it is! So we race wheel-to-wheel out of Ego.

It’s also about The Show. We visualise how damn awesome we must look, attempting to out-manoeuvre an opponent by going around the outside of Turn 12, smoking the tyres as we’re late on the brakes, sliding the car on all four wheels in an astounding example of ability. We can imagine the awe and the gasps from the the spectating audience, and the horror on the other driver’s face when they realises they’re going down a position. We race like this because it’s Cool.

Above all, we’re not your usual drivers. We like to be challenged, to push the limits. We like to be in control, right at the outer limit of the vehicle’s capabilities, of our abilities. It’s a passion, a programming of the soul, a pride that has to nourished. It’s what drives us. We’re door-to-door Racers, and a bit of feint, thrust, bump, and grind is all part of the grimy path to be a Champion.

I leave you with this quote:

“I try to explain to folks it’s for the love of the game. It’s what God created us to do. That’s how I was wired up. I had a passion and a God-given talent to drive a race car. Could I have taken another career path and done something different? I probably could but I wouldn’t have been as good or as successful at it.”

Darrel Waltrip – NASCAR Legend
3-time NASCAR Series Cup Champion
Second on list of all-time Cup Series winners (84 wins)

IG-d2d-d