National Technical Committee
IPRA National Technical Committee
Improved Production National Technical Committee
To provide a platform where any general inquiries, that can’t be easily answered by a State Technical Officer (TO) and that need clarification in regards to the 3j technical regulations can be channeled and will also give a more uniformed response to those making the inquiry.
This will in turn provide a more consistent interpretation, understanding and implementation of the regulations across all States. It is foreseen that over time the regulations will become a much easier document to read and understand, with less of the “grey” and more of the black and white. It must also be noted that the NTC will have NO judicial powers when it comes to a race meeting and we will still be reliant on event scrutineers to be the judge of fact ( hopefully in consultation with our State TO’s) albeit with less of the grey areas. If we can get all state TO’s all on the same page and advising competitors of any possible issues and getting them fixed, hopefully before it gets to the scrutinnering shed. This process of review by the NTC should also be available to other competitors, such as those competing at super sprints, lap dash’s, hill climb’s etc and run their cars under 3j, with such inquiries just needing to be via an IPRA State club.
The Committee will be appointed by the IPRAA National Board and consist of a minimum of 4 panel members, of which any 3 will be engaged to review an inquiry, plus the Chairman. With only 3 members deliberating we should, in most cases get a clear answer otherwise the Chairman can advise that a decision cannot be reached in an adequate time frame. The chairman will be reporting back to the Nat. Board on all items the Committee review and advocate on and this will need to be done in a timely manner. Appointments will be done via a simple nomination process and approved through a majority vote undertaken by the National Board. Only one representative per state will be permitted on the panel at any one time.
The National Board must be notified of all items for clarification prior to any review by the committee. The NTC cannot work or review any items independently. The Chairman must maintain a detailed set of records and list of all items reviewed and record the reasons and intent of such rules for future reference. A report on each item must go back to the Nat. Board.
Scope and Capacity of National Technical Committee
- All items tabled for the NTC to review must originate from either:
- A State T.O, who has received an inquiry regarding a regulation either from a competitor (IP club member) or a State IP club via their Committee
- From the IPRA National Board via the NA
NOTE: items that do not come directly from the IPRAA Board must firstly be submitted to the NA (or a designated Board member) by the Coordinator before a review can commence.
In all cases there must be a clear, documented trail which the NTC Coordinator must be able to access for any future reference.
- To review all F1 form(refer draft form below) inquiries that have come via a stateTO, CAMS etc, submitted in writing via email to the Coordinator and in turn is distributed to the review group. Note: Any IPRA member can contact any State TO, their state delegate or any IPRAAus Board member about an issue or matter of a technical nature for clarification.
- Discuss inquiries with other group members with the idea of giving a uniform decision to all NTC F1 form inquiries and relaying it back to the group Coordinator. This should be in a reasonably time frame of it being presented to them. (7 days)
- Any discussion between members is to be done by email (to all NTC members) where possible or at the least a briefing note submitted to all NTC members if the discussion is made in person or by phone.
- Offer any technical advice that is sort by the IPRAA National Board
An NTC member is not permitted to release any information from their discussions, with all releases only to be conducted by the NTC Coordinator.
- All appointments to the NTC will be via a nomination process to the IPRAA National Board.
- NTC Nominees must be a current (financial or life) member of an IPRA CAMS affiliated club.
- The IPRA National Board will conduct a vote to endorse or reject each nominee. A simple majority vote of the IPRA National Board members is required for endorsement and appointment to the NTC.
- Appointment to the NTC will noted by the National Administrator.
- The NTC Coordinator will be directly selected by the IPRA National Board, from the appointed NTC Members.
- An NTC membership is valid for a term of 2 years from the date of appointment by the National Board.
- An existing NTC member is permitted to re-nominate for a new term.
- The National Board reserves the right to revoke any NTC appointment, at any time.
- Revocation of NTC endorsement is by a simple majority vote of the National Board and has immediate effect.
It is envisaged that NTC nominees would be sourced from current State TO’s or anyone involved with IP that has demonstrated a sound understanding of 3j regulations.
National Technical Committee Coordinator;
- To coordinate and compile all of the technical inquiry forms(NTC F1)from state TO’s, CAMS etc.
- Distribute an inquiry to NTC members and the National Administrator.
- Record all outcomes and the relevant rules intent and reasoning.
- To submit all review outcomes and any recommendations directly to the NA (or a designated Board member) prior to any public publication. The IPRAA National Board will evaluate all reviews undertaken and advise of the final outcome.The NTC coordinator is only permitted to release any review outcome or recommendation after permission is received from the National Administrator (or designated Board member).
- It is expected that each state will have in place a Spot Check and structured Eligibility checking system, used to keep competitors vehicles current and up to date. This should be used at all state level events
(Qld have a very effective system that should be adopted by all states).
- It is recommended that each State TO compile a list of all inquires (that are not directly forwarded on to the NTC for review,) that can be answered by a State TO with the knowledge/confidence of being accurate. A list from each state TO’s should be submitted to the National Board on an annual basis, to see if there is any overlap or repeating of inquiries/issues.
It is highly recommended that each club take steps to have their respective TO’s, which are in attendance at a race meeting, have appropriate accreditation in place (CAMS Officials License etc) and are then able to “sign on” and in turn be covered within the current system.
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State delegates are volunteers who donate their precious time to ensure each state is equally represented and to convey each states proposals and objections into a national forum for further consideration.