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Press Release: O.G.S. Announces ENGINE CONTAINMENT DEVICE GUIDELINES for 2012...

New York, NY (FPRC) January 9th, 2011

8:00 A.M.

Following a successful 2011 season, the OGS team has begun working on the 2012 season by looking for ways in which to improve the quality of the events. One issue that reared its head on a few occasions, was race stoppage due to parts breakage and oil downs. We do understand that in racing these incidents are part of the territory as the functional equipment on these race cars is constantly being pushed to the limit. Drivers and race teams are out to get that personal best or round win during competition. However, our racers must accept some responsibility in trying to minimize the downtime when this happens.

Starting in 2012, we feel it is necessary to implement a mandatory engine containment device rule for all OGS events at Englishtown Raceway Park & Atco Raceway in the following classes:

Quick 32
Sport FWD
All Motor
10.50 Index


ENGINE CONTAINMENT DEVICE GUIDELINES:
Engine diaper or catch pan device to capture oil and/or debris in the event of engine and/or transmission failure mandatory. Where exhaust header passes directly under oil pan, a two piece diaper may be utilized. If a catch pan device is used, catch pan must employ minimum 2 inch high lips on all sides. Lips must be covered or curved inward, so as to contain oil in pan. Catch pan must cover entire area below the engine/transmission. Catch pan must extend from radiator support to firewall and from frame rail to frame rail. In all cases, lips must be adequate enough to contain oil in the catch pan. Should a competitor spill excessive oil from the catch pan and debris onto the track, he or she may be disqualified from further competition at the sole and absolute discretion of the event director until the catch pan is upgraded, regardless of the height of pan lips or pan design.

We feel that this decision is in the best interest of everyone in order to ensure that these events run quickly and smoothly. Any further questions can be directed to [email protected].



About Ortega Global Solutions

Ortega Global Solutions is an event planning and production company specializing in the sport compact industry. The company has over 20 years of experience, a knowledgeable staff and numerous successful events. Ortega Global Solutions (OGS) has been an innovator at the forefront of this market for quite some time.
 

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it doesnt have anything to do with this area but i do like it.

but this doesnt make sense

Should a competitor spill excessive oil from the catch pan and debris onto the track, he or she may be disqualified from further competition at the sole and absolute discretion of the event director until the catch pan is upgraded, regardless of the height of pan lips or pan design.

if they have a catch pan, how can they be disqualified? if the car is moving and comes to a stop, oil is going to come outta the catch pan, period. i dont think that is fair, but it does say at the discretion of the event director.
 

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it doesnt have anything to do with this area but i do like it.

but this doesnt make sense

Should a competitor spill excessive oil from the catch pan and debris onto the track, he or she may be disqualified from further competition at the sole and absolute discretion of the event director until the catch pan is upgraded, regardless of the height of pan lips or pan design.

if they have a catch pan, how can they be disqualified? if the car is moving and comes to a stop, oil is going to come outta the catch pan, period. i dont think that is fair, but it does say at the discretion of the event director.
x2 i was thinkin the same thing
 

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Somebody has to start selling them they will make some money.

CATCH PANS FTW!!!!
 

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it doesnt have anything to do with this area but i do like it.

but this doesnt make sense

Should a competitor spill excessive oil from the catch pan and debris onto the track, he or she may be disqualified from further competition at the sole and absolute discretion of the event director until the catch pan is upgraded, regardless of the height of pan lips or pan design.

if they have a catch pan, how can they be disqualified? if the car is moving and comes to a stop, oil is going to come outta the catch pan, period. i dont think that is fair, but it does say at the discretion of the event director.
Key word is excessive.

They are not expecting you to keep all of the oil in your pan, but if you drop 3 quarts of oil on the track and keep one, your pan isn't working lol.
 
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