2017-2018 Rules Clarifications to be added as Addendum

Published 01/20/2017

Shoulder Harness

T5.4.2 is an error in the published rules, it should read:

"T5.4.2 Bent Shoulder Harness Mounting Bars are required to have bracing members attached at the bends and to the Main Hoop. Material for this bracing must meet the requirements of T3.4.1 “Shoulder Harness Mounting Bar Bracing.” The included angle in side view between the Shoulder Harness Mounting Bar and the braces must be no less than 30 degrees."

There is no requirement to prove the strength of the braces, they must be 1"x0.047" r equivalent.

Published 01/09/2017

2017 Approved Transponders
Per Formula SAE Rule T12.1.3, the following transponder types are approved for the Formula SAE 2017 events in Michigan and Lincoln:

  • AMB / MyLaps TranX260 transponders (red color)
  • MYLAPS X2 Car/Bike transponders

If you own a functional AMB MyLaps TranX260 it does not need to be replaced.
The MX (orange color) or X2 MX transponders used by the Baja SAE events will not work with the Formula SAE timing system.