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2015 will be the last year of SNF

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We are sad to see it go, but this year – 2015 – will be last year of SNF…

..and will be replaced with a bigger, more fun, more encompassing speed festival that will bring as many Malaysian grassroots motorsports activities together as possible!

After 6 years, and numerous races, and SNF Touge, and SNF Moto, and SNF MSR.. we are ready to organise a new motorsports carnival, with a mix of many types of events, using the SIC Full Circuit, and all-day activity and circuit action. Some events that will run in the new series are:
– Door-to-door racing, of course
– Open Track day
– Moto racing
– ‘Drag lambak’ (True street only)
– Time Attack
– Drift Attack (we’re looking a new type of drift sub-genre)
– Autoshow

It will all fit in one, big, exciting day out for both motorsports fans, and your families.
The formula will remain the same: Exhilarating, exciting racing!
Imagine that: 8:00 am till 7:00 pm of motorsports!

It will be a whole new event… but a familiar one. Codename for the new event? “MSF“.

In a nutshell to whet your appetite:
Morning
– Ignition Track day, 2 x 2hr sessions
– Registration for MSF Racing Series
– Registration for support event A
– Registration for support event B
Noon (concurrent)
– Support event A session 1 (North)
– Support event B session 1 (South)
Afternoon
– MSF Racing practice & qualifying
– Concurrent support event A & B session 2
– MSF Racing Race 1
– Concurrent support event A & B session 3
Evening (~ 6pm)
– MSF Racing Race 2

Support events, which may change during different rounds, will be Moto Street Race, Drag Lambak, Time Attack, Drift Attack, etc.

MSF Racing Series

MSF Racing Series will take off where SNF Racing Series signs off.
– categories will be the same!
– annual Challenge Trophy to be introduced for RC 1 and Street Tuned
– annual Challenge Trophy for other categories will be sponsor dependant
Features:
– Similar format: practice/qualifying + 2 races
– Standing starts with 1-minute pre-race grid, no more rolling starts (bring your own race queens!)
– full circuit
– 4 laps per heat for ‘small cars’, 5 laps per heat for ‘big cars’
– no change in entry fee for ‘small cars’, RM 50 increase in entry fee for ‘big cars’

More information will be released soon!

REGULATIONS: SNF Racing National Series 2015

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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.

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Click to go to MOTO regulations

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Click to download Entry Form

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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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.

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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.

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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 2015 Planning: Headlining categories and Cash Prizes

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LATEST UPDATE: 10 DECEMBER 2014
- confirmed Super Street, and defined regulations
- finalised Honda B-series engines in Street Tuned category up to 1700cc
– SNF Moto categories have been rebranded ‘SNF Moto Satu’ and ‘SNF Moto Dua’

UPDATE: 24 NOVEMBER 2014
- defined controlled turbo sizes for Street Tuned category
- defined limitations for Honda-engines in Street Tuned category
- introduced new regulations “Street 1600NA”, which is a sub-category to Street Tuned
– announcement of 0.5% tolerance for engine capacity calculation
– regulations are in final stage of formulation, and will be crystalised soon

UPDATE: 6 AUGUST 2014
- added regulations for Diesel turbo and engines and Hybrid vehicles in Street Tuned category
– added regulations for Diesel turbo in Race Car sub-categories

POSTED: 22 JULY 2014
As usual, mid-way through the year the SNF team is already planning for next year’s Championship, and as usual we’d like to share with you some developments and tweaks in order to gain some feedback from SNF racers, teams, and supporters!

Please take note that the framework is still *draft* and is still open for discussion and consideration, up until we submit them to the sanctioning body for approval. Constructive feedback from all teams and drivers is most welcome.

CATEGORIES RESTRUCTURING AND HEADLINING EVENTS

The biggest change to SNF 2015 is with regards to the races and the categories. There has been interest from a handful of sponsors for SNF to restructure the races and create ‘Headlining’ categories which will be available for sponsorship of prizes, either in cash or in-kind.

The SNF organising team has thought about this and we have updated and reorganized the categories for SNF 2015. There will now be one-each Headlining categories per discipline (Race Cars, Street Cars, and Moto), which will be ‘sold’ to sponsor partners as Trophy Championships, with corresponding prizes commitment provided by the sponsor. These premium categories will also receive higher media promotion and awareness, and it is hoped that the excitement and hype surrounding these headline categories will bring up SNF Racing as a whole. Entry fees for headline categories will also increase accordingly.

This is similar for example with NASCAR in the US:
There are 3 top touring series in NASCAR. The Sprint Cup series, the Nationwide series, and the Truck series. The Sprint Cup is the top level, they run the longest races, and earn the biggest prize money. Typically they run a 400-500 mile race every weekend. The Nationwide series is the next level down. Usually they run on the same tracks as the Cup series, and some of the drivers race in both races. The Truck series runs pick-up bodied chassis. There are also some regional and local divisions of NASCAR throughout the country. All 3 divisions have a different body style.

SNF Racing headline categories will be:
- Race Cars Class 1, which will be limited to mass-production saloon cars up to 3500cc
- Street Tuned, which will be expanded to include various variable valve timing engines, turbos, and such; thus creating one all-encompassing but exciting street tune-based racing formula
- Moto 150, without a doubt, is the faster and more exciting SNF moto category and worthy of some prize structure to create further fireworks amongst the teams and riders

SNF Racing is still the closest racing in town!

SNF Racing is still the closest racing in town!

SNF Racing supporting race categories will be:
Proton 1800 NA
Super 1500 NA
Special Kei
Race Cars Class 2
Moto 135

Tentative category:
SuperStreet Limited

SAFETY

For SNF 2015, safety requirements are to spec-up to match that of National level racing events:
Electrical cut-off switch required, with an additional external lever.
Rollcages must be minimum 6-point. For street categories they may be bolted to the floor, for Race Car categories they are to be welded to the floor as per FIA-specifications.
– For all categories, carpets are no longer compulsory as they present a fire-hazard.
Fuel surge tanks are permitted for Street cars, however the equipment such as tank, pumps, and fuel lines must be to FIA-specification; no exceptions to this rule will be permitted. A fireproof bulkhead or cover is required over the fuel pumps.

TYRES

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CATEGORIES SNF 2015

Announcement: from 2015 onwards, there will be a 0.5% tolerance for engine capacity calculation. This is in par with several other international series.
Example: 1900cc +9.5cc; 1600cc + 8cc; 1500cc +7.5cc; etc 

Let us go through the categories one-by-one:

SNF Moto Satu & Dua
There are no changes to the 2 motorcycle categories which are:
– SNF Moto Dua is for 2-stroke bikes up to 135cc or 4-stroke bikes up to 200cc
– SNF Moto Satu is for 2-stroke bikes up to 150cc or 4-stroke bikes up to 250cc

Special Kei
No changes to the regulations which will be as per SNF 2014:
Special Kei – Front/Mid/Rear Engine, FWD/RWD /4WD cars below 1000cc, high volume unibody monocoque chassis only.
Turbocharged engines limited to 660cc, naturally-aspirated engine limited to 1000cc.
Limited to production cars which conform to the original Japanese production kei-car dimensions of: Max Length: 3.4m. Max width: 1.48m.
Limited to OEM narrow-body setup, with maximum width of add-on wheel arches to be 1.5 inches at the front, 1 inch at the rear. Tyres must not protrude beyond the bodywork.
OEM suspension type, mounting points, and location.
Engine block code must be visible and may be checked by organisers at any point during the event.
Tyres limited to the maximum width and diameter size of: 165/55-14, 165/50-15, and 185/60-13.

Super 1500 NA
No changes to the regulations which will be as per SNF 2014:
Front/Mid/Rear Engine, FWD/RWD /4WD cars below 1500cc, high volume unibody monocoque chassis and saloon-body only. (Lotus Elise/Exige/ Ariel Atom/KTM X-Bow/Radical etc do not qualify). No Rotary Engined cars. Strictly naturally aspirated engines only.
– Proton 4G15 may race here. As well as NA Myvis, Kelisa, Jazz, Civic 1.5, Swift 1.5, Vios, etc.

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Proton 1800 NA
No changes to the regulations which will be as per SNF 2014:
Proton car and engine vehicles only, must be a production-based Proton vehicle; up to 1899cc, naturally-aspirated engines utilising original production Proton-type engine parts only (MIVEC heads not permitted); street-based vehicles only.
– Campro SP4H engined cars will also race in this category
– ‘Frankenstein’ jobs such as Gen2 with a 4G93P engine permitted in this category

Street Tuned Limited
Slight changes to include Honda VTEC engines and further definition for forced-induction engines:
Front Engine, FWD/RWD /4WD cars, high volume unibody monocoque chassis and saloon-body only. Below is listed the specific capacities and engines permitted:
a) Forced induction up to 1600cc (turbo or super) non-variable valve timing.
Turbochargers are restricted to the following:
i) original OEM turbochargers that are specific to the engine that is being used in the car;
ii) TD04 turbochargers with original TD04 housing;
iii)  if anything other than the above, the turbocharger must be submitted for inspection and tagging, and is limited to similar turbocharger size to that of the TD04 with a maximum inlet bore of 46mm.
Take note that variable valve timing of any sort is not permitted in a forced induction engine.
b) Naturally aspirated with following limitations:
i) 4-valve and 5-valve per cylinder engines up to 1900cc,
ii) 2-valve and 3-valve per cylinder engines up to 2500cc,
iii) Mazda rotary-engine up to 1308cc (maximum 2 rotors only) peripheral port not permitted,
iv) Honda B-Series engines limited to 1700cc only. Take note that this refers to effective engine capacity. Effectively one could run 83mm bore with 78mm stroke (1688cc). Anything more than 1700cc and not permitted.
v) Other Variable Valve Timing engines are permitted to the maximum 1900cc ie MIVEC, VVTI, VANOS, etc
c) Diesel turbos up to 2000cc permitted
d) Hybrids: only OEM production hybrid vehicles and systems permitted. One-for-one engine capacity with NA petrol equivalent, therefore limited to maximum 1900cc.
e) Other specific vehicle types may be permitted with future ASR releases

Street 1600 Limited
This shall be a sub-category within Street Tuned and thus limited to ALL the same specifics with the following additional addenda:
a) Limited to naturally aspirated engines only. No hybrid or forced induction permitted
b) Honda B-Series and Rotary engines not included
c) Other Variable Valve Timing engines are permitted to the maximum 1600cc ie MIVEC, VVTI, VANOS, etc
d) Minimum 6 entries per round to enable this sub-category

Race Cars Class 1 & 2
Slights changes to the regulations to better define vehicles that may participate in Class 1:
FIA-spec competition-prepared cars. Saloon-based, minimum production 2500 units per calendar year. No supercars. Application and approval of a participating vehicle is on a case-by-case basis.
Low Volume Sportscars will be categorised in Class 1. No street cars permitted.
There are 2 sub categories:
o Class 1 Above 1900cc – 3500cc
o Class 2 1900cc and Below
Remember that Race Cars category follows FIA-rulings on specifications, engine capacity, and safety. Therefore for SNF we adopt the following equivalency formulas:
o forced induction engines and rotary engines capacity multiply by 1.7
o diesel turbo engines capacity almost similar to maximum allowed for petrol variant, thus Race Cars Class 1 maximum engine capacity of 3500cc, and Race Cars Class 2 maximum engine capacity of 2000cc.

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SuperStreet Limited
SuperStreet category is CONFIRMED! Regulations are tightened to limit spending and modifications, with the simple ruling that entries are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Technical guidelines include:
a) Saloon cars only with minimum length of stock car being 4200mm; Supercars not permitted; Sportscars on a case-by-case basis upon application
b) All Honda VTEC engines limited to 2-litre maximum engine capacities; naturally-aspirated only
c) Forced induction: 4-cylinder engines up to 200cc non-VTEC; 6-cylinder engines up to 2500cc non-VTEC
Turbochargers are limited to the following:
i) original OEM turbochargers that are specific to the engine that is being used in the car;
ii) TD05 turbochargers with original TD05 housing;
iii)  if anything other than the above, the turbocharger must be submitted for inspection and tagging, and is limited to similar turbocharger size to that of the TD05 with a maximum inlet bore of 48mm.
d) Naturally-aspirated non-VTEC up to 3500cc; other forms of variable valve timing permitted
e) All other regulations as per Street categories.
Vehicles permitted would include (for example) BMW E36 M3, E46 M3, E30 3.5L; Honda FD2R, DC5R; Lancer Evos, Subaru WRXs and STIs; Nissan Silvias, VW Golfs and Sciroccos, Renault Meganes; Altezzas with 1JZs, Cefiros with RB25s, Toyota AE86 with F20C, Proton Putra with 4G63T.
What is not permitted (for example) are Hondas running K-series engines with increased capacities, Civic EG or EK (do not meet minimum length requirement), Proton Satria or Satria Neo (do not meet minimum length requirement), Lancer Evos and Subaru WRXs with super-duper turbocharging and boost, anything with an RB26DETT, anything with a 2JZ.

VENUES & CALENDAR

We hope that we'll see something like this at J-Circuit in 2015!

We hope that we’ll see something like this at J-Circuit in 2015!

For SNF 2015 we aim to have at least 7 rounds with the following plan:
Round 1: early-February before CNY, Sepang North
Round 2: mid-March, J-Circuit Pasir Gudang
Round 3: mid-to-late April, Sepang North
Round 4: end of May, Sepang North (Enduro)
Round 5: August, Sepang South
Round 6: early October, J-Circuit Pasir Gudang
Final: November, Sepang South
Races at J-Circuit will be Saturday daytime races following the SNF format, end by 6pm.

CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT

There will be an update to the Points Scoring system for the SNF Championship:
– Bonus points for Laps Lead in the race will be taken out. This will no longer exist.
– Bonus points for Fastest lap in the race is worth 10 points
– Qualifying heat will now score Championship point. Finishing positions in the Qualifying Heat will be awarded half points
– Finishing position in the Final Heat will be awarded full points as usual.
There will be a Driver/Rider Championship, a Tuner Championship, and a Team Trophy.

Driver/Rider Championship
Points will be awarded to individual drivers/riders;
Does not matter if they driver alone or shared drive, points scored will be the same;
Therefore a driver may for example drive different cars in one category in a year, sharing every race, and become Driver Champion.

Tuner Championship
Points are awarded to a specific vehicle (car or moto) that is registered by a Tuner at the start of the Championship year.
Points table is the same as the Drivers/Riders Championship and awarded every round.

Team Trophy
This will be presented every round. For SNF 2015 it is not a Championship.
Points will be awarded to specific cars that are registered by the Teams. The top-3 point scoring cars for a team will be calculated, from across all categories. The team with the highest points per round will win the Team Trophy.

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PLANNED PRIZES AND AWARDS

Driver Championship prize
The following categories will confirm to have a Drivers/Riders Championship prize:
– Race Cars Class 1
– Street Tuned Limited
– Moto 150

Similar to NASCAR, for the above Driver Championships we aim to work with SNF partners to create an annual Trophy. It’s early days yet to promise any specifics, but we can confirm that we’re looking at cash prizes.
This DOES NOT mean that we are over-looking the other categories. If things go well, we hope to be able to provide something for everyone.

Tuner Championship prize
Depending on SNF sponsor and partner commitments, we will share more information on this as we receive positive developments.

Fastest Lap prize
Every round, the vehicle with the fastest lap in the sponsored category will receive a prize. At this point we are looking at In-Kind sponsored prizes, not cash. Updates will be shared as they are available.

ENTRY FEE

Cars
– Support races, no change: RM 350 + RM 100 transponder deposit
– Headlining race, entry fee will be increase dependant on Prize money on offer. Example if we get RM 10,000 then entry fee may be RM 500 + RM 100 transponder deposit.

Moto
– Moto 135, no change: RM 150 + RM 100 transponder deposit
– Moto 150 same as above, is dependent on final Prize Money on offer. Example RM 200 + 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 late-entry fee of RM 200 for cars and RM 100 for moto.

We hope with the above new activities and most importantly a commitment to Championship prize money, the excitement can grow further at SNF Racing, and more racers and riders will be inspired to join the action. But most importantly, we hope that also the MEDIA will stand up and see that real racing excitement is about going wheel-to-wheel, no matter what the vehicle!

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

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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.

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Boy Wong and Akina win frenetic second annual SNF Enduro

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Boy Wong and Akina win frenetic second annual SNF Enduro

Boy Wong and race partner Akina Teo won the Race Cars Class 1 category in the second annual SNF Racing Enduro which was held at the North Track of the Sepang Circuit on 24 May 2014. The SNF Enduro which features two drivers per car and a 35 minute race format attracted a huge entry of 65 cars, with some drivers such as Mitch Chong and Mohd Azman making their debut from Ignition.my’s feeder series SNF Touge.

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Clixster girls @ SNF Racing

Returning to Sepang’s North Circuit, SNF Enduro featured new booths together with new SNF Merchandise to pull a huge spectator crowd. Chief Financial Officer of SNF partner Clixster Mobile, Encik Fakharuddin visited the race this weekend and exclaimed simply, “This is really, really exciting!”

Although this time around the SNF Racing series solely focused on the Enduro, many were looking forward to a big fight between Boy Wong and his main rival this year, Keifli Othman. “It’s unfortunate that my car is not ready for the Enduro and we’re missing all the action. But as they say, that’s racing!” said Keifli when met in the paddock.

So its advantage to Boy Wong from Type R team with the absence of his main rival. However it was no easy path for him and team mate Akina Teo as they had to fend off the hard charging cars of Ong Chee Yong / Vincent Chen from Guang Racing and Mohd Faizal Hassim / Najid Ayyad from DNT Tune, especially so in the opening laps when these attackers seem to always be well within striking range. Without doubt the Type R racing drivers were faster but as the Enduro requires a driver change pit-stop, timing and strategy was essential and their slim lead was constantly under threat.

Greenlight and start of 35-minutes of flat-out racing!

Greenlight and start of 35-minutes of flat-out racing!

The top-three were flat-out running in the 1m 15 bracket, and it would take just a minor error for either one to capitilise on each other. Realising this, the Boy Wong / Akina pair started to push hard to open a gap, setting a benchmark time of 1:14:570 in the process to stay out of range, and this effort secured their win with their Civic EK9 2-litre crossing the finishing line first, ahead of CY Ong / Vincent Chen and Mohd Faizal Hassim / Najid Ayyad.

“We knew we would have to push hard in the first stint to ensure a good margin for the driver change pit-stop, and our success here tonight we wholly attribute to our team members that enabled this fantastic result!” exclaimed an ebullient Boy Wong after the race.

In Race Cars Class 2, Ahmad Firdaus extended his championship lead further as he beat his main rivals to the flag. Partnering his previous Championship rival from 2012 Philip Tang, they provided great entertainment for the fans whereby the race was a close battle between them and Type-R Racing’s Soh Kee Koon who had the experienced Harry Chai as his teammate. Coming in third was the pairing of Shairulnizam and Steven Lai who obviously lacked the pace of the frontrunners and even others who were behind them with their Nissan Sentra B13, but put in a slick drive to make it to the podium.

A lot of eyes were on the Moto categories, as they encountered their first SNF Enduro. For the motorbikes, it would be a flat-out 20-minute race, no rider change nor pitstop. Such a long race at night puts huge mental and physical stress on the riders, and only the strongest would raise the trophy. Would the boys take it easy and save energy in the  first half, before attacking hard in the second? Or would they ride as hard as they could and gamble that they would have the strength to make it to the flag?

M Kanafi and M Imran raced flat-out wheel-to-wheel for 20-minutes, finishing only 0.2 seconds apart!

M Kanafi and M Imran raced flat-out wheel-to-wheel for 20-minutes, finishing only 0.2 seconds apart!

However right from the greenlight it was clear that the only strategy was Flat Out! Pole-sitter and Round 2 winner Mohd Kanafi (MK JB Racing Team) didn’t have a great first lap and dropped down to 5th, while archrival Mohd Imran (Botok Mystery Machine) started P11 but made huge overtaking moves into T1 and through T5-6 to cross the line in the lead at the end of the first lap! Kanafi was back with him by Lap 3, from which point the two rocked away from the rest of the chasing pack and indulged in an incredible wheel-to-wheel battle which lasted throughout the complete race. Strike, punch, lung, dive.. Kanafi and Imran whipped out every trick in the book as they put on a textbook display of dogfighting.

After 20-minutes and 15-laps it was Mohd Kanafi that just pipped Mohd Imran to the flag with the impossibly small margin of only 0.218 seconds! The relief in Kanafi’s body-language was visible as he punched the air then slumped over his trusty Kawasaki KRR150’s fuel tank from exhaustion on the slow ride back to the paddock. Taking up third was Mohd Edzwan Esa (StuntTroopers Msports).

35-minutes door-to-door sprint racing. That's SNF Enduro!

35-minutes door-to-door sprint racing. That’s SNF Enduro!

Back to the car categories, there were fireworks in Honda 1800 as the battle for top honours presented some close racing amongst the top two leaders. It was double duties for Type-R Racing’s Boy Wong and Soh Kee Koon during the Enduro as they also competed in this category as teammates. They were hounded closely by Afiq Affi and Mohd Fahmi Awang from Revolution Autoworks throughout the night. The pair made their intentions clear, matching the pace of the Boy Wong / KK Soh Honda EK9 but just not being able to make the pass, and they remained in second position to the chequered flag followed by Ooi Cheng Lee / Heah Chong from team JDM Racing.

There was consolation for team JDM Racing as their sister car which competes in the enjoyably varied Street Tuned category finished first with their drivers Gan Kim Goa / Lai Chee Kwin. Amidst the more powerful rivals the partnership of Adian Yein and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia winner Alif Hamdan in the seemingly underpowered BMW E30 came in second against all odds. Finishing a close third after a tough battle with the BMW was JMS Tuner with the Toyota Corolla AE101 driven by Muhd Hazlami Hazim / Muslim Mustafa.

Mixed cars but close racing in the Street Tuned formula

Mixed cars but close racing in the Street Tuned formula

The Special Kei category witnessed the return of last season’s champion Logesvaran Kaliaperumal a.k.a. SingBoy with his car sporting attractive new red paintwork. Absent from round 2, most were looking forward to him to provide some challenge to his arch rival Syazril Amri. Unfortunately, for the Enduro only 4 cars took part and the spectacle of the category was sorely missing. This was compounded further when most of them encountered problems during the race. Incredibly and a first for SNF, there was no official race winner as none of the cars qualified as finishers, which was most unfortunate!

Running in tandem with the Special Kei was the Super 1500 and Proton 1800 categories which presented its own climax and further upsets for some teams.

As always the Proton 1800 category is about the rivalry between the 1800cc Protons and the Campro-powered cars, both camps working hard to prove which engine is dominant. Although the Campro cars exhibit a power deficit over their bigger capacity siblings, on more than one occasional they’ve been able to provide a consistently close challenge to the 1800 engined teams.

Maximum attack at the start of the Proton 1800, Super 1500, and Special Kei race!

Maximum attack at the start of the Proton 1800, Super 1500, and Special Kei race!

However this time it was the 1800 Satria of Johan Harun Jaafar from Infinity Speed Works partnered with Sutan Mustaffa that took the honours, closely followed by Fazril Ahmad Zabidi / Mohd Noor Fairuz (the 2012 Street 1800 NA Champion) from GOMS Auto Services also racing a Satria 1.8. The young, capable duo from DNT Tune Ifwat Ataa and Nijya proved the capabilities of the Campro-powered Satria Neo by taking third place, proving their giant-slaying performance in the series this year.

Khairi Mohamad took the Super 1500 category win as his 4G91-powered Proton showed blistering pace throughout the night, especially as he paired SNF 2012 Street 1800 VTEC Champion Ahmad Firdaus Azman. With a fabulous fastest lap of 1:24:326 they were almost untouchable. Their closest rival Ahmad Mozambique / Hasrin Tahir were lapping in the 1:26 in he trusty but quick Proton Saga Aeroback 1.5 Megavalve. Taking the final step of the podium were the pair of Manveen / Kesavamoorthy (legendary SNF cowboy) driving impressively and consistently with their Perodua Myvi 1.3.

SNF Racing will take a long break after the Enduro round and will resume again on August 23 2014. But should you need some additional dose of motorsports action before then, there’s still one more event by Ignition.my which is the SNF Touge which happens on 31st May 2014 at MIMC Melaka.

SNF Merchandise booth

SNF Merchandise booth

 

Jazz Club get ready for the Club Parade

Jazz Club get ready for the Club Parade

SNF Racing 2014 Rnd 3: Enduro!

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It’s time for SNF Enduro 2014!

< PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE ASR FOR SNF ENDURO 2014 HERE >

1) Enduro for Cars and Moto
– Cars 35 minutes, 2 drivers, compulsory driver change
– Moto 20 minutes, single rider, standing start

2) Venue for Round 3, Enduro: North Circuit
– Please refer to layout plan at bottom of page
– Traffic flow is strictly One-Way
– Pits space is available for rent at RM 100.00 per spot
– 1 pit will fit 5 cars. To rent a whole pit to yourself is RM 500.00
– Those not taking pits can set up tentage at the Tent Village area. As usual, lighting and some power points will be provided

3) 2-driver event with driver change
– The Guest Driver must be non 2014 SNF Championship contender from the same category. That means for example, a first driver from Honda 1800 category can be Guest driver for Race Car Class 1.
– It is compulsory for both Drivers to drive in the Enduro format
– There will be a Driver Change window from minute 12 till minute 23. Driver change is compulsory. Tyre change and refuelling is not permitted.
– An indication light will be shown at the Start/Finish pitwall for when the Pit Window is open.
– Pitlane speed limit is 30km/h
– Compulsory pitstop time is 3-minutes. This will be timed from the moment the car enters the PitLane Entry, to the moment the car leaves the PitLane Exit. A 5-seconds time penalty will be imposed for every 1-second that the car is below the 3-minutes compulsory time, with a maximum of 20-seconds upon which the offending car/team will be disqualified. This will be timed electronically.
– Before entering the car, the second driver is required to sign a Driver Change Chit at one of the Check-In booths. This Chit is to be handed over to the first driver, who will sign and return the Chit to the Check-In booth. There will be four (4) Check-In booths within the Driver Change area
– Driver Change is only permitted at the designated Driver Change area. Repairs are not permitted to be conducted at the Driver Change area. Simple overall checking and fluid top-ups only permitted.

4) Repairs to a vehicle during the race
– Repairs are only permitted at the designated Repair Bay, and are limited to the following activities:
o Checking for vehicle and/or engine damage
o Replace punctured/damaged tyre
o Replace or repair minor electrical problems; example headlamp bulbs, fuse, spark plug
o Replace or repair minor mechanical problems; example adjustment of fender or bumper, top-up engine oil
– If a vehicle has serious problem that requires more than 3-minutes of attention, it will be asked to continue in the race (if possible) or will be required to retire (obvious serious damage)

5) Enduro and SNF Racing 2014 Championship
– Enduro is NOT COMPULSORY for the SNF Racing 2014 Championship
– ASR has been released that announces that participation in minimum 4 rounds required to qualify for Championship
– For Enduro round only, championship points awarded will be multiplied by 1.5

6) Event Program
14:00 – 17:00    Registration & Log in
14:00 – 18:30     Scrutineering
18:00   Competitor’s Briefing (Compulsory)
19:00   Stewards check the circuit
19:30   Practice & Qualifying 20min – SNF Moto
19:55   Practice & Qualifying 20min
– Special Kei, Super1500, Proton 1800
20:20   Practice & Qualifying 20min
– Honda 1800, Street Tuned, Race Cars
20:50   MOTO ENDURO (20min)
21:30   ENDURO 1 (35min) – Special Kei, Super 1500 NA, Proton 1800 NA
22:15   Clubs Parade
22:35   ENDURO 2 (35min) – Street Tuned, Honda 1800 NA
23:15 Clubs Parade
23:30   ENDURO 3 (35min) – Race Cars
0000   Prize Giving

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