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TPS - RACE BULLETIN #2 - (all times listed are tentative and may change the week of race)

This Race Bulletin, Race Entry Forms and TPS Membership Form is available on > www.texasprosedans.com

Sponsors: Janet's Cakery, Guerra's Lawn Service - Corpus Christi, Mabrito Motorsports - San Antonio

May 7 –-- Saturday – Postmark deadline to receive two (2) pre entry bonus points.
May 14 – Saturday – Postmark deadline to receive one (1) pre entry bonus point.

MAY 20 – Friday optional practice - 3:00pm - 10:00pm - $20 per person in pits. (Two day Pit Pass Fri & Sat - $50)

SATURDAY May 21 - Pit Gate Opens 9:30am (tent). (TPS pits in NORTH area by track entrance road, NO electrical plugs).TPS participants (crew & family) must sign correct TPS sheet and wear correct wrist band. Pit fire extinguisher is required).

11:10am (tent) - TPS Practice times: 11:10am-11:20am and 1:00pm-1:10pm (Practice, qualifying all race day times are tentative)

2:00pm (tent) - TPS Drivers Meeting (non-attendance, no practice receive rear race grid penalty) TPS exempt from CTS meetings.

4:00pm (tent) - TPS QUALIFYING TIME TRIALS - 2 Laps - Qualifying line inverted by points to thru Race #1, then entry order.

7:40pm (tent) - TPS FEATURE - 25 Laps heads-up - (race start time is estimated) NO GRID LIMIT, dnt's at rear by entry order.If time trials are not held or completed, Feature Race will start by 2016 Point Standings then paid order entry received.

AFTER FEATURE - Post Race TPS Inspection: weight, carb check, P&G. (CTS Trophy presented to TPS Feature Winner). After last CTS Feature Race is completed, a CTS live music concert will entertain on stage. TPS drivers, crews and fans invited.

IF POSTPONED JUNE 4 - Per CTS published statement, the Rain Date for TPS Race #2 will be June 4.
Weather information call TPS Race Steward David Mackey cell 512/913-9364 (on race day, please keep cell phone on)

ENTRY FEE ----- $60 - per car if paid two weeks in advance by mail/check & completed entry form (posted on)www.texasprosedans.com
NOTE: Entry fee refunded (less $10) until car passes thru Pit Gate. Must sign TPS or Minors clipboard.
LATE ENTRY --- $70 - per car if paid late at track in pits (late $10 deposited into TPS Treasury).
CTS PIT PASS - $30 - (Fri & Sat - Driver - $50, Crew - $45) (Rain checks good on rain date. Under 18 needs release).
GRANDSTAND- $15 - per person ($12 for Military, Police, Fire, Students (with ID) Children 12 & under & Parking Lot is FREE

TPS RULES - TPS 2016 Rules & Specifications Note: Windshield & rear window is mandatory.
(TPS cars are issued a large and increasing non-compliant weight penalty at each race).
New frequency > Driver must receive scanner @ 461.700 MHz at all times when on track. < New frequency

Per para 26 RULE CHANGE: The gate bonus point was changed to "1 bonus point to driver posting an official qualifying lap time".
RULES R&D - TPS Carburetor rule is amended to "allow Holley 0-4412CT as an R&D project until further notice".
REFUNDS: Only race entry fees are refundable. TPS annual or one race dues and track pit pass costs are not refundable.

TRANSPONDER - TPS cars must have an AMB Transponder on at all times on track, which is required to be timed & scored. (2 transponders available FOR RENT @ $50. Reservation is required. Call TPS Race Steward David Mackey 512/913-9364).

INVITED CARS - 4 Cylinder (only) CTS & CCS cars accepted provided in compliance with their last year rules and weigh by TPS rules. (Invited car upgrades OK: CTS & CCS cars may use: TPS 13” Hoosier Racing Tires or DOT tires, may use OEM Fuel Injection, after-market suspension parts and lock drive wheels. May not have external nerf bars, must use rear view mirror.

MEMBERSHIP - All drivers are required to hold valid 2016 Texas Pro Sedans membership to drive on track.
One race TPS memberships are available for $30. Car number priority entitled to full season TPS $100 members.

PURSE - All sponosor, CTS money and most of entry fees go into purse. TPS Officials paid from appropriate entry fee deduction. Feature pay off by check on June 18 at CTS. (NOTE: A minimum of one race lap is required to be eligible for TPS purse payout).

TROPHY - A Trophy for the TPS Feature Race Winner will be presented by Central Texas Speedway.

POINTS - Points awarded per 2016 TPS Rules - 3 points to fastest new record (16.374) - fastest non-record will win 1 point

K&K INSURANCE - Coverage limits assumed same as 2015: Liability - $1,000,000 (each occurrence), Medical Excess - none. Accidental Death & Dismemberment - $1,000,000 (Note: Injury must be reported on race night to CTS Track Manager).

TPS TIRES - Hoosier F 60 8.0/23.0-13” tires sold by SS Motorsports at CTS Friday practice & race day Saturdays. Price is $139 which includes tax. For advance orders - Call Jerry Spencer @ 512/784-1192 to reserve your order.

RACE GAS - VP 110 racing fuel (110 octane) sold by SS Motorsports at CTS. Price is $9.00 per gallon (or bring your own).

The preceding official TPS Race Bulletin was prepared and/or authorized by:
Neil Upchurch - Texas Pro Sedans Administrative & Publications Director
210/655-3222 office --- 210/365-3221 cell
neilupchurch@sbcglobal.net

TPS Race Steward at CTS - David Mackey
Cell Phone - 512/913-9364
d.mackey84@yahoo.com

This TPS Race Bulletin was prepared from information provided to TPS by CTS and posted by the TPS Publications Office Director

REMAINING - TEXAS PRO SEDANS 2016 RACE SCHEDULE at CTS :
May 21 ------- Central Texas Speedway - Qualifying & 25 Lap Feature
June 18 ------ Central Texas Speedway - Qualifying & 25 Lap Feature
July 9 --------- Central Texas Speedway - Qualifying & 25 Lap Feature
Aug 13 ------- Central Texas Speedway - Qualifying & 25 Lap Feature
Sept 10 ------ Central Texas Speedway - Qualifying & 25 Lap Feature
Oct 22 -------- Central Texas Speedway - Qualifying & 25 Lap Feature < (final 2016 TPS points race)
Date TBA --- 2016 Texas Pro Sedans Awards Dinner (time and location TBA)

Scheduled CTS Make-up dates: June 4, July 23, September 24 (more rain dates may be announced)

Edited by NeilTPS

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weight rules large and increasing do to non compliance at each race and where is that weight added ....easier to just say compliance or near compliance with current written rules after one race no fancy rear ends or

big after market break systems .keep the cost down that way . no tps member had a clue what was in store for em the first race blindsided though they knew what was coming after seeing the car show up .. a slap in the face and I am sure that was not intended I am sure that part was over looked by accident ... keep up the good work though ..we are working on the car, I work on and travel with a tps members car .

Edited by HiTech

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Since 2014, some readers of TPS Rules and Specifications apparently have missed the removal of the underlined:
“H. BRAKES: Brakes must be of original design and within the actual make of compact car or light truck of the product line and must be able to fit inside its OEM sedan wheel. Four wheel brakes from OEM components will be used and must be highly effective. After market or racing brakes are not allowed. Front and rear disc brakes are allowed providing they are of the same manufacturer. Drum brakes may be changed to disc brakes and visa-versa. Linings, springs, cylinders and hoses are free. Brake cooling is free (ie: ducting, perforating and ventilation). Changing drum material is permitted (ie: aluminum instead of steel). Wheel studs, bolts and stud locations may be improved. Spacers (separators) between the hub and drum/disc are allowed. Dual master cylinders recommended. Brake bias adjusting devises are allowed. Brake bias adjustment while car is in motion or remotely controlled is not allowed”.

After 2014, TPS Brake Rules in 2015 & 2016 have read as follows:

H. BRAKES: Brakes must be of original design and within the actual make of compact car or light truck of the product line and must be able to fit inside its OEM sedan wheel. Four wheel brakes from OEM components will be used and must be highly effective Front and rear disc brakes are allowed providing they are of the same manufacturer. Drum brakes may be changed to disc brakes and visa-versa. Linings, springs, cylinders and hoses are free. Brake cooling is free (ie: ducting, perforating and ventilation). Changing drum material is permitted (ie: aluminum instead of steel). Wheel studs, bolts and stud locations may be improved. Spacers (separators) between the hub and drum/disc are allowed. Dual master cylinders recommended. Brake bias adjustment while car is in motion or remotely controlled are not allowed.

Btw: 2016 Rules and Specifications - 34th Edition ….. Effective January 1, 2016, Race Bulletin #2, Race Entry Forms and TPS Membership Form are available on > www.texasprosedans.com


This reply written by: Neil Upchurch - Texas Pro Sedans Administrative & Publications Director
210/655-3222 office

Approved by: TPS Race Steward at CTS - David Mackey
Cell Phone - 512/913-9364


Btw: A Race Bulletin #2 reminder …

May 7 –-- Saturday – Postmark deadline to receive two (2) pre entry bonus points.
May 14 – Saturday – Postmark deadline to receive one (1) pre entry bonus point.

Edited by NeilTPS

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