Building off the incredibly successful inagural SpecFit season we are excited to introduce the next iteration of fun per dollar motorsports with the introduction of the #GRIDLIFE Economy cup. Both SpecFit and the EcoCup are all about bringing motorsports to the masses with a maximum fun per dollar series utilizing affordable daily drivers, a simplified rule set and a balanced field putting focus on the driver vs the build. SpecFit & the EcoCup will run within the TrackBattle series as a sub classification of the Street class. Drivers will run within the same track time allocated for TrackBattle time attack sessions at #GRIDLIFE Events. Economy Cup will be divided into SubClasses based off entries. 4 entries of any similar chassis will automatically create a subclass for that event. IE: SpecFit, FiestaCup, etc.


EcoCup 2018 RULES

INTRODUCTION

The #GRIDLIFE EcoCup is designed to be a tight competition in daily drivers with minimum modification. The Economy Cup is designed to allow any vehicle with a factory power to weight ratio of 25:1 to compete against similar vehicles in a daily driver battle within the Time Attack format of the TrackBattle series. All SpecFit and EcoCup cars cars must be within the “spirit of the rules” and any car judged by the TrackBattle staff to be outside the bounds of the “spirit” of the rules will be moved to an appropriate class.  The “spirit of the rules” is a simple, bolt-on street car.


MODIFICATIONS


POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO

All vehicles competing in the economy cup must have a Factory power to weight ratio no greater than 25:1, with driver.  Up to 200 lbs of weight can be added to a safe location, bolted down with grade 8  bolts, ½”, with appropriate washers and backing plates, to “adjust” the power to weight ratio to be  25:1.  Rough power to weight will be scrutineered when necessary , using scales, a dyno, or data acquisition comparison to a known legal car.  


ENGINE

Engine modifications will be restricted to intake tube, filter and exhaust changes only.  Engine internals must be OEM. No forced induction.  If an engine is suspected to be modified, Gridlife reserves the right to have it tested on a chassis dyno and inspect internals with an inspection camera.


SUSPENSION

Suspension parts that bolt on are allowed (struts/shocks, springs, sway bars), OEM bushings. Shocks only 1 way adjustable. Sway bars open. No modified pickup points on body.  No additional struts or shocks may be added other than factory locations.


AERO

Cars cannot be fitted with non original factory equipment wing or splitter and must have no added underbody aero. Lip and sideskirts are open.


DRIVETRAIN

No Limited Slip or differential changes or additions, OEM transmission internals only (as equipped by manufacturer)


WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

Maxxis VR1  205 Width REQUIRED
The VR1 is available direct from MAXXIS at special pricing for all EconomyCup competitors. 
http://www.maxxis.com/sponsorship/automotive-sponsorship-application
8’’ width max.
Brakes are open, but must be OEM manufacture calipers


WEIGHT / SAFETY

"OEM equivalent weight'' to start  (no weight reduction ).  Weights will be taken, with driver, and averaged at first event and added to rules in future. The target future weight will be OEM weight with a full tank of gas, and an average driver size of 180 lbs.  Weight will be added to the spare tire well.  

Safety gear (rollcage, etc,) is unlimited, and encouraged. 

Seats are allowed to be changed to options with more bolster, etc.