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17. EQUIPMENT & GARAGES
IMPORTANT: The rulebook content below was released to all parties on January 16, 2017, and should be considered UNOFFICIAL. No in-season amendments or bulletins are reflected below.
17.1. Fuel Storage Tanks
17.1.1. Refueling supply must be gravity flow only. The
use of pressurization or vacuum during refueling is
not permitted. All tanks are limited to a single outlet
with a maximum inside diameter of 3.000 inches.
The outlet can have a maximum 1.500 inch radius
from the tank’s external face to the outlet. The
maximum length of the outlet including any
attachments is limited to 11.000 inches from the
front face of the tank.
17.1.2. All tanks must be vented to atmosphere at all
times using a Protectoseal 3.000 inch flame
arrester/vent or equivalent.
17.1.3. All tanks must use a spring-loaded valve
between the tank flange and vent pipe. The following
valves are permitted:
- Betts Model WD-305;
- J.C. Carter Model JC-64075; and
- Equivalent INDYCAR-approved model.
17.1.4. Between the tank outlet and refueling hose, the
following valves are permitted:
- Dan Jones Model 06-DJ or J.C. Carter valves:
These valves are permitted one (1) splitter with
a maximum thickness of 0.300 inches and a
maximum length of 3.500 inches. The splitter
may be horizontal or vertical, must be mounted
in the tank flange and may not protrude into
- Betts valve:
This valve is not permitted a splitter. Entrants
may not alter the vent or spring-loaded closing
- Equivalent INDYCAR-approved model.
17.1.5. All refueling tanks must have a manual airoperated
emergency shut-off valve to the probe.
17.1.6. The height of the refueling tanks must be set
and sealed by INDYCAR prior to filling.
17.1.7. No part of the refueling storage tank may be
closer than 30.00 inches to the front face of the pit
wall. The refueling storage tank outlet must be
positioned between the center and 18.00 inches
rearward of the center in the assigned pit and be
square to the pit wall.
17.1.8. All fuel level sight tubes must have a positive
shut-off valve at both ends.
17.1.9. All equipment must comply with the Rules of
INDYCAR and where applicable the NFPA (National
Fire Protection Association), state and/or local
17.1.10. Refueling tanks and probe must be grounded
by an INDYCAR-approved method.
17.1.11. Tank Capacities and Dimensions:
Refueling tanks must be built to INDYCAR
specifications (See Illustrations). Refueling tanks
must be a single container made of T304 stainless
steel or the equivalent and have a capacity of
152.00 U.S. Gallons. All dimensions are overall
measurements with the top surface level. The
maximum height of the refueling tank shall be 84.00
inches to the top surface, which must be level. The
vent pipe shall be a minimum of 102.000 inches in
height. All refueling tank height measurements will
be made from the Pit Lane surface. No
modifications may be made to the refueling tank
specifications. Drawings for fuel tank are available
from the INDYCAR office. All dimensions are in
17.1.12. All support legs and height-adjusting devices
used with the refueling tank must be approved by
INDYCAR prior to use. Tank support legs must
include feet with adequate area so that the tank, with
fuel, will not sink into the pit surface. Metal or wood
may be used under the support legs to distribute the
load, provided it is not stacked in a hazardous
manner. All tanks must include a mechanism
approved by INDYCAR by which the tank may be
moved away from the pit wall quickly and easily. Any
wheels or castors attached to the tank support stand
must be raised from contact with the pit surface.
17.1.13. Cooling of the fuel in the refueling tank is not
17.1.14. Devices which alter the gravitational flow of
fuel are not permitted.
17.2. Pit Lane Fire Equipment
17.2.1. The Entrant must have a fully charged ten (10)
pound water fire extinguisher in the Car’s pit area. A
gauge must be attached to each fire extinguisher.
The mixture must contain ten percent (10%) Coldfire
and be equipped with Atomizing Nozzle (part #
CFSE6HATOM, Cold Fire Southeast)
17.2.2. Each Entrant must have a minimum of two (2)
open containers of water in the Entrant's pit area
each with a capacity of five (5) gallons.
17.2.3. Each Entrant must have a two (2) pound dry
chemical extinguisher in the Entrant’s pit area.
17.3.1. All equipment must remain inside the Entrants
designated Pit Box on the cold side of the pit wall
and the fire lane must remain clear.
17.3.2. All nitrogen bottles must be securely fastened
and have a cage device or other container approved
by INDYCAR to protect all valves and regulators. All
nitrogen bottles must be returned to the designated
location at the conclusion of each on-Track Event.
17.3.3. The maximum height of the scoring stand is
84.00 inches measured from the ground to the top of
the stand excluding awning. The maximum surface
area of an awning is 85 square feet in plan view.
INDYCAR may determine if an Entrant may use an
awning at a particular facility. Scoring stands using
wheels or castors must be chocked or secured from
moving and awnings, flags, umbrellas or shields may
be used, provided they do not block spectator
17.3.4. Paint or other permanent markings may not be
used in the garage, on the Pit Lane surface or on the
17.3.5. Camera booms cannot extend more than
80.000 inches into Pit Lane and must be approved
17.3.6. Where permitted an Entrant may display one
flag in its Pit Box, provided the flag is located behind
the front face of the pit wall, is a maximum size of 5½ feet wide and 3½ feet high and a maximum
height of 14 feet off of the pit floor.
17.4.1. INDYCAR reserves the right to assign
transporter parking, garages and Pit Boxes.
17.4.2. If garages are available, Entries may receive
one (1) garage per Entry. INDYCAR shall allocate a
designated amount of space in the garage area for
17.4.3. If garages are not available, each Entrant shall
receive a maximum 30 feet wide parking location in
the garage area to use as a garage for the
transporter and tent/awning, unless otherwise noted.
17.4.4. Entrant agrees to reimburse Event Promoter
for the cost of repairing any damage to the garage
area that occurs during occupancy by the Entrant.
17.4.5. Tailgate safety cables are mandatory and must
be approved by INDYCAR.
17.4.6. Tents will not be permitted to extend beyond
the rear of the trailer tailgate or front bumper of the
17.4.7. Entrants must submit a diagram of their tent
and transporter footprint layout 120 days prior to the
first Event and seven (7) days prior for any
subsequent changes for INDYCAR approval.
17.5.1. During the entire Event, no screen, cover or
other obstruction may be intentionally placed to
obscure any part of a Car.
126.96.36.199. In addition to the above the following
are specifically not permitted;
- Engine, gearbox or radiator covers while
Engines are being changed or moved around
- Covers over spare wings;
- Parts such as (but not limited to) spare floors,
fuel rigs or tool boxes may not be used as an
188.8.131.52. Rain covers may be used during
inclement weather conditions. No other form of
cover may be used.
184.108.40.206. Covers which are placed over damaged
Cars or components are permitted.