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Title: Rules interpretation
Post by: John Peddy on August 04, 2015, 04:11:36 PM
May I gut my Miata (as in no carpets, door panels, ancillary components) and still compete in in STS. If so I need to get to work? Any input is welcomed.


Title: Re: Rules interpretation
Post by: GeneCooley on August 04, 2015, 07:27:17 PM
No.
Is this a trick question?
Gene Cooley


Title: Re: Rules interpretation
Post by: John Peddy on August 05, 2015, 08:08:26 AM
No really, no tricks. I've been under the impression that "Street" implied full street equipment. After reading through the SCCA Solo rules I did not find anything definitive that applied to STS. "Street Categories" and "Prepared Class" are pretty explicate about what you can or cannot remove.
Thanks,
John


Title: Re: Rules interpretation
Post by: pipefitter on August 05, 2015, 09:57:35 AM
SCCA, (like most sanctioning bodies), will only allow us to do what they say we can. In other words, (from a conversation I had years ago), "Unless they say you can, you can't". I believe we can thank the late, great Smokey Yunick for that.


Title: Re: Rules interpretation
Post by: GeneCooley on August 05, 2015, 10:56:46 AM
John, the ST classes fall back to the Street rules. As Bill says the only mods allowed are the ones specifically noted in the ST rules (and the Street rules).
Gene


Title: Re: Rules interpretation
Post by: Oriole33 on September 29, 2015, 08:20:38 AM
NO interior trim may be removed in STS as far as I know. It is not mentioned as being allowable, else it WOULD be mentioned.


Title: Re: Rules interpretation
Post by: wahoo5 on September 29, 2015, 10:46:09 AM
No interior trim can be removed in STS (or any ST class). However, you can replace the seats with much lighter seats. I believe there is a minimum weight. It is in the ST rules.