I receive an official answer for the following question:
I have a question regarding the "fixed point" on the buggy.
This years "Division B Rules Manual" for 2011 states:
The vehicle must have a fixed, pointed object whose tip is referred to as the fixed point. The fixed point must be on the front of the vehicle and within 1cm of the track's surface. All distance measurements must use this fixed point.
Does the fixed point have to be the **furthest** point on the front or can the fixed point be slightly behind the perpendicular plane between the 2 wheels?
Currently the wheels on our buggy project about 2 cm beyond the front of the chassis. Can I mount my fixed point on the chassis itself since that would (and I quote) - "on the front of the vehicle"???
The answer was:
No, the fixed point does not have to be the "furthest" point on the vehicle.
Paragraph 2.h simply says it has to be on the front of the vehicle and within
1 cm of the floor. It should be easily accessible to the judge who will be
measuring the distance.