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MegaLAP Rnd2 postponed to 2 June

PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT ROUND 2 OF MEGALAP CLUBSPRINT 2013 HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY POSTPONED TO THE 2ND JUNE 2013.

Due to the announcement on the 10th April 2013 that polling for the 13th General Election for Malaysia will be held on the 5th of May 2013, we the Organisers have made the decision to postpone Round 2 of MegaLAP ClubSPRINT 2013 to the 2nd of June 2013.

Our friends at BMW Motorrad (Thanks Fazli!) and Sepang International Circuit have been graceful to fully support this change.

ENTRY FEE HAS CHANGED:

RM 350 + RM 100 transponder deposit

TIMING HAS CHANGED:

SCHEDULE

10:30    Registration & log-in (at the Media Centre)
12:00    Driver’s Briefing (Compulsory)
13:00    Session 1
13:30    Session 2
14:00    Session 3
14:30    Session 4
15:00    Session 5
15:30    Session 6
16:00    Prize Giving

GT Radial will continue to support the event, and the launch of the brand new Champiro SX2 extreme UHP tyre will continue as planned.

SNF Rnd2 Postponed to 18 May

PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT ROUND 2 OF SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER SERIES 2013 HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY POSTPONED TO THE 18TH MAY 2013.

Due to the announcement on the 10th April 2013 that polling for the 13th General Election for Malaysia will be held on the 5th of May 2013, we the Organisers have made the decision to postpone Round 2 of SNF 2013 to the 18th of May 2013.

Sepang International Circuit have been graceful to fully support this change, and everything else should be as normal.

The event will continue to run at the Sepang South Circuit.

SNF 2013 Rnd 2: South Circuit Racers Info

Other than doing a lot of racing at the good old and sorely missed Batu Tiga Speedway Circuit, we also grew up on a healthy diet of racing at the South Circuit during the early MSS years of 2002-2003. As serious drivers and racers, it’s always been Ignition.my’s interest to want to bring racing to the South Circuit. The natural layout of the track is so much more flowing and high-speed, and rewards a good chassis and powertrain package, driving skills, and quite honestly, balls!

After many years of trying to organise these arrangements, we are finally going to head that way, and if adrenalin and 108 octane flows through your veins, then as a Real Racer you are not going to want to go back to the North after this!

Of course, amenities are different at South Circuit, and it really is back to grassroots-level racing at this level.

FACILITIES INFORMATION

A) Tentage for Rental
We will be assisting to arrange for 20 x 20 ft tentage, which can fit 4 cars / 8 bikes back-to-back, with lighting and a fan.
The price is RM 80 per car / RM 40 per bike.
Please make payment to us or our Registration Agents before 22 April closing date. No late payments accepted, as arrangements need to be done with the supplier.
The area for these tents to be put up is listed in the diagrams below under “Paid Tentage”.

B) General Paddock Layout
Teams are permitted to setup their own personal tentage in the allocated areas. Please refer to the diagram.
20 x 20 ft tentage is not permitted, only the ‘pasar malam’ type personal tentage.
We will be setting up floodlights and spotlights throughout the Paddock area, to light up the allocated areas.
Additional personal low-power generators are permitted.
There is no compressed air.
Tentage setup is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

C) Paddock Access
Entry will be via the South Circuit Entrance, please refer to the layout below.
General parking is not charged.
There is a “Paid Parking” area in front of the Entrance. This will be reserved for Transporters to off-load the race cars. Please instruct your Transporters to drop the cars off here, and then move out.
There is a “Premium Parking” area inside the Paddock. This is RM 50.00 and is first come first serve basis, limited to 50 cars.

D) Administration
Registration will be open the usual hours from 2pm till 430pm. Registration will be at the Security Entrance to the South Circuit.
Pre-Race Safety Scrutineering will be held at a tent by the DB box area. Please look out for the signage.
Race Control will be at the Ground Floor of the Cabin.
General administration will have a tent next to the Cabin. This is where the Drivers/Riders Briefing will be held at 530pm.

E) Traffic Flow and Gridding
The green arrows in the diagram refer to the traffic flow.
The Holding Bay, and Gridding Bay, will be located next to the main PitLane.

F) Others
Up until 530pm, your non-competition cars will be permitted into the Premium Parking area to drop off tools and setup. After 530pm it’s requested that these cars are cleared off, or we will tow them away. Our Marshals will be pushing your cars out.
Please park your non-competition cars outside. From the entrance, it’s just a short 100m walk through the tunnel under Turn 12 into the South Paddock.
There is the usual MakCik Gerai operating. The Gerai will be located next to the Admin tent, with a view to Turn 9!
There will be Portable Toilets for Ladies use. Men will use the existing toilets.
Children are not allowed onto the Pitlane area, which will be demarcated with barriers (refer to diagrams)
Podium ceremony will take place infront of the Cabin.

DIAGRAMS

A) South Paddock Layout

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B) General Location and Parking Areas

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SNF 2013 Rnd 2: South Circuit Spectator Info

After 3 years of racing at the North Circuit, it’s time for a new challenge, a new visual spectacle, a new sensual experience. Welcome, to the Sepang South Circuit!

Sepang South Circuit was the home of MSS racing back in the early 2000’s, where it’s exciting, flowing turns and landscape provided a natural arena for spectators to view the best saloon car racing in the country at the time. The Proton Track Carnival was also run at the South Circuit in 2004, which was pretty huge back then.

Great views at the Sepang South Circuit!

Now, we return to this hallowed ground with SNF, where only the best of drivers, cars, and bikes can give their best, in the process putting on a great show! The racing is naturally closer, and power plays less of role.

From the Grandstand, you can view the WHOLE circuit! Best spectating area is actually opposite the Paddock, where you can catch the out-braking action into Turn 9, and the cars flying through the high-speed off-camber Turn 12 which is taken at over 130kmh!

From the Paddock, it’s even more incredible as you can get up close to Turn 9 and also Turn 12, viewing through the fencing.

SPECTATING INFORMATION

A) Grandstand Access and Parking
The Grandstand area will actually feature an SNF AutoShow, information as in the flyer attached below! Entry is only RM 10, and parking outside is not charged. Enter via the usual Grandstand entry, and the ticketing booth will be at the Security Gate into the SIC Welcome Centre.
There will be food and music as well, and a LUCKY DRAW with a brand new BLACKBERRY phone to be won!!!
Gates open from 5pm onwards.

SNF AutoShow will be at the Grandstand area, with a BLACKBERRY to be won!

B) Paddock Parking
Entry will be via the South Circuit Entrance, please refer to the layout below.
General parking is not charged.
There is a “Paid Parking” area in front of the Entrance. This will be reserved for Transporters to off-load the race cars.
There is a “Premium Parking” area inside the Paddock. This is RM 50.00 and is first come first serve basis, limited to 50 cars.

C) Paddock Access
The ticketing booth will be at the Security Entrance for the South Circuit.
As usual, entry to the Paddock is RM 30.00
From the entrance, it’s just a short 100m walk through the tunnel under Turn 12 into the South Paddock.
There will be lighting. There is the usual MakCik Gerai operating.
There will be Portable Toilets for Ladies use. Men will use the existing toilets.
Children are not allowed onto the Pitlane area, which will be demarcated with barriers (refer to diagrams)
Gates open from 4pm onwards.

We hope you enjoy this new SNF expansion!

DIAGRAMS

A) South Paddock Layout

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B) General Location and Parking Areas

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Fiery start to the SNF 2013 series at Round 1

The opening round of the 2013 Saturday Night Fever series got off to a hot and fiery start with the new SNF Moto categories creating a lot of interest and excitement, and the unfortunate incident of a racing car catching fire on the front straight.

A total of 22 motorcycles of 135cc and 150cc took part in the inaugral SNF Moto race, which was a new challenge for the motorcycle racers as SNF is held at night at the Sepang Circuit North track. 2 heats of a 5 laps each provided a short but exciting race with plenty of thrills and spills.

SNF Moto saw exciting machines and daredevil riders!

Veteran motorcycle racer Kenny Lee made a comeback from a fall in Lap 3 of the Qualifying Heat to win the 150cc category Final. “Even with the additional spotlights, the rear section is a bit dark and I just went too quickly and lost sight of where the circuit went!” explains Kenny. For the Final heat, Kenny started from the back, but was up to 2nd by the end of Lap 1, then took the lead into Turn 1 of Lap 2 and was never surpassed, taking a very popular win.

A hot race literally turned fiery for Team Kazzen, competing in Race Cars Class 2 with their Toyota Levin AE111. First driver Muzamil Mohd, a racer of many an MME and Sepang 1000km race, took 4th in the qualifying heat. 2nd driver Ghazi Fawwaz took over for the Final heat, and was heading for a well fought 4th place when a fire started in the engine bay from Turn 6. “I didn’t think too much of it, and was concentrating on getting to the chequered flag!” mentions Ghazi. By the time he made it to the flag, the ‘little fire’ had turned into a conflagration, the car crossing the line with the nose ablaze, Ghazi quickly exiting from the burning vehicle.

The fire truck was quickly on the scene, and the fire extinguished with no drama. “A fuel line to the fuel regulator burst it’s seams, causing the fire,” said car-owner Muzamil. “We’ll repair it, and will be back for Round 2!” For their effort, Team Kazzen officially finished 4th in class, bringing home a trophy.

Badrul and Alif's Evos go head-to-head in SuperStreet

In the SuperStreet category, experienced racer Keifli Othman set a new SNF North Circuit lap-record of 1-min 13.861s enroute to the inaugural win together with Badrul Hisham. Keifli took the lead with a big move on N1 Racing’s Desmond Yee around the outside of Turn 1, and from there onwards extended his lead to 8-seconds at the flag as Desmond had to defend against an early onslaught from World Time Attack runner-up, Alif Hamdan and his fire-breathing Evolution 6.

The Campro category saw the competitive return of veteran driver Roland Ooi in the MatSpeed Waja. Roland, previously a Saga Champion back in the 1990s at Batu Tiga Speedway, was looking forward to some quick, affordable racing fun and mentioned, “SNF is the simplest and easiest event for me to enjoy racing again!”

With SNF-specialist Kesavamoorthy taking the win in the qualifying heat and skilled-racer Azlan Rabu taking the hotseat in the DNT Tune Gen2, we were expecting fireworks in the Campro final. Kesavamoorthy is has proven to be a no-holds-barred driver, and Roland Ooi is well-known as a hard racer: and in the first lap, all three cars were scything through traffic in the first turns in their assault to reach the top step of the podium, Kesavamoorthy taking the early lead.

Intense racing all night long at SNF

In his pursuit of Kesavamoorthy and Azlan Rabu, Roland Ooi set a new lap record for Campro with a blistering 1m 22.598 in lap 2. Alas Kesavamoorthy’s car suffered a technical malady in Lap 3 just as all three cars started their battle, and had to pull off, his race over. Meanwhile, Azlan was pulling out all the stops and drove superbly to keep a charging Roland behind, but heading into Turn 4 for the fourth time, Azlan outbraked himself slightly, giving Roland the slightest of gaps but it was the opportunity he needed: as he made his move, both cars touched, but Roland was through. From then on, his tyres hot from the early action, Azlan pushed hard but it was Roland past the flag first.

Next round is 4 May, and for the first time in 3-years SNF will head to Sepang’s South Circuit for a change of scenery and a new challenge. With or without a burning car, it’s sure to be a hot night of action: don’t miss it!

 

SNF 2013 Round 1: Results

OFFICIAL RESULTS: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER 2013
Round:
 1
Date: 2 March 2013

*The complete results for each heat and lap-by-lap analysis may be downloaded below each category’s results.

Moto 135 / Moto 150

Download results for Moto 135 / Moto 150 (.RAR format)

Mini Classic / Special Kei / Super 1500

Download results for Mini Classic/Special Kei/Super 1500 (.RAR format)

Campro+4G1x / Street 1.8 NA


Download results for Campro+4G1x / Street 1.8 NA (.RAR format)

Race Cars

Download results for Race Cars (.RAR format)

Street 1.8 VTEC / SuperStreet

Download results for Street 1.8 VTEC / SuperStreet (.RAR format)

SNF: Introducing another year of great Club Racing!


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The Saturday Night Fever Series will get underway this weekend for it’s 3rd incredible year of re-introducing affordable  door-to-door club-level racing for Malaysians. SNF is all about motorracing for the masses, and in the past 2.5 years that it has been running, has been successful in creating a safe yet highly competitive affordable racing environment.

As the Championship series looks towards further growth of it’s exciting formula, SNF event organisers and promoters Ignition.my are introducing new aspects both in terms of safety as well as challenge.

To aid racer’s visibility at the ‘half-circuit chutes’, newly-made spotlights will be placed strategically at these dark and narrow sections. Previously, drivers have mentioned that the key to getting a good lap at these points would be a bit of a leap of faith: “Brake, turn-in, and pray you got it right!” was the popular claim by the top drivers!

More interestingly is that SNF will feature 3 or 4 rounds of racing at the South-track loop of Sepang circuit, providing new challenges, as SNF had previously been a wholly North-track activity. The South-track section is generally acknowledged to be a more flowing, higher speed layout, with up to 4 definitive over-taking points as compared to only 2 real over-taking points on the North Circuit.

In a bid to further expand the adrenalin rush of door-to-door racing to new drivers, SNF will feature a 2-driver 1-hour Enduro race in the middle of the season, whereby the 2nd driver on the team must not be an SNF regular. As refuelling and tyre changes will not be permitted, teams will need to work out a strategy to get them to the finish line. It is hoped that more enthusiasts will get to feel and enjoy the excitement of SNF racing this way, as they are able share in the both vehicle and team strategy and preparation.

But the most prominent new addition to SNF for 2013 are new categories for Motorbikes, starting off with two classes for the majority of motorcycles out there blazing the street on weekend nights: the SNF 135 category for 2-stroke motorcycles up to 135cc and 4-stroke motorcycles up to 200cc, and the SNF 150 category for 2-stroke motorcycles up to 150cc and 4-stroke motorcycles up to 250cc.

As it’s a brand new category, we’re not sure what to expect but we do know that to date almost 20 bikes have already signed up, and we are fielding many enquiries from even some of the Cub Prix teams which are planning to use SNF as a sort of “talent search” and “R&D” environment.

The Cars categories are also due for a shake-up, as there are new competitors joining the fray: some experienced racing drivers, some highly-successful drag racing teams. The highly-contagious addiction of SNF racing seems to be spreading! Having said that, the existing teams and Champions are not going to take it sitting down and we’ve heard that some incredible technical investments and innovations are being made by the incumbent SNF brigade in preparation for the coming war.

Ticket prices for spectators remain the same at RM 30.00 for Paddock access, and RM 10.00 for Grandstand seating.