2019 Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials Nationals Powered by Hagerty
The 2019 Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials Nationals is celebration capping off the Time Trials National Tour. Like the tour events, the year-end event will include on-track TimeAttack and TrackSprint sessions, the welcome party, Hagerty All-Participant party, and of course partner booths and social fun throughout the event. Unlike the Tour events, instead of two days, the Tire Rack Time Trials Nationals is a three-day event and adds the Holley Performance Day as a no-charge option for Time Trials Nationals entrants on Thursday. Camping at the track is encouraged, friends and family are welcome and food and drink are available on site.
ON-TRACK, drivers will tackle various configurations of the NCM Motorsports Park during the event. Final schedule is in the works, but there will be practice sessions on Friday, a TrackSprint Saturday and two TimeAttack sessions Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The best time from each TimeAttack session plus the best run of each TrackSprint will be combined to determine finishing order and the top three in each class and overall stand on the KONI Podium and take home the trophies.
In addition to the three days of Time Trials Nationals, included in your entry fee is the optional Holley Performance Day on Thursday when there will be on-track lapping, car-control instruction on the SCCA Starting Line Course, chalk-talks with industry leaders including Apex pro and Racers360 and our coaches to give you tips on getting the most out of your car at NCM Motorsports Park.
OFF-TRACK: Those who want to experience the action, excitement and festivities of Time Trials Nationals are not limited to drivers. Corner Workers, Tech Officials, Timing and Scoring gurus and more are absolutely welcome at the event and at the parties. Helping as a volunteer, worker or officials costs nothing (you even get some goodies) and those interested can register by clicking the link below.
|Event Leads||Heyward Wagner, Jon Krolewicz
|Competition Directors||Bob Tunnell, Kathy Barnes
|Driver Coaches||Justin Barbry, John Hunter, Tom O'Gorman, Courtney River|
A. GENERAL RULES: This event is governed by the 2019 SCCA Time Trial Rules (TTR), National Competition Format and National Classing as outlined at timetrials.scca.com plus the rules and procedures found on this page.
B. PASSING & TRACK PROCEDURES: Groups will use the suggested passing rules and procedures for Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Drivers as outlined in the “Rules of The Track” section found at timetrials.scca.com.
C. SOUND: NCM Motorsports park has a strict limit of 103.0 db. Sound will be measured 50 feet from the track.
D. CLOTHING: At NCM, drivers are required to wear at least long pants and a t-shirt on track, with other clothing minimums outlined in the SCCA Time Trials Rules for specific cars and classes. Long pants, t-shirts and closed-tow shoes must be worn in the pits and grid at all times. Crew members on pit lane must display their event credentials at all times while on pit lane.
E. PACED LAPS: Paced Laps are intended for Novice Drivers and Drivers who have never seen the track. Other drivers may join with permission of their group's driver coach if they join at the back and track density permits.
F. PIT LANE: The speed limit on pit road is 25 mph. No tire scrubbing in the pit lane prior to entering the course.
G. IMPOUND: Drivers will report to impound for post-session debriefs immediately following each session.
H. RESULTS: Live timing will be available during the event at timetrials.scca.com. Provisional and final results will be posted at the Event Center. Additionally, final results will be posted to timetrials.scca.com no later than seven days following the completion of the event.
I. FLAG PROCEDURES: Black Flag Station and other event-specific flagging procedures will be announced at the event.
J. SCALES: Location and Requirements will be available at check-in.
K. EVENT SCHEDULE: Actual session start times may be delayed from the published schedule due to unforeseen circumstances during the event. It is the driver’s responsibility to listen to the PA system and pay attention to activity on track. The schedule or run groups may only be changed (or start times advanced) at the discretion of the Competition Director, with concurrence by the Event Lead, depending on pre-race entry counts or as needed to accommodate situations during the event.
L. COMMUNICATIONS: Radio frequencies used by event officials may be monitored but shall not be used for communication by any participant.
A. DRIVER ELIGIBILITY: The event is open to all drivers with a valid state driver's license and a full SCCA membership. If you don't have a membership you can join when you register.
B. TIME TRIALS LICENSES: It will help if you have one, but it's OK if you don't. Event officials will work with you to make sure you get one fitting your experience level at the event. (No charge.)
C. MEDICAL: Please notify the Officials of any pertinent medical condition(s). Any participants involved in an accident in which there is significant damage or any injury, or at a race official’s discretion, MUST present themselves or be transported to the track medical facility for evaluation. Off-site medical transportation fees may apply.
D. MINOR DRIVERS: Drivers 16- and 17-years-old, with a state-issued driver's license can compete, but there is some extra paperwork. Please contact Officials before the event and get approval from the Event Lead.
A. VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY: Competition is open to all vehicles conforming to the National Time Trials Classes.
B. DECALS: All cars must have Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour decals and any required partner decals visibly placed on each side of the vehicle and a Tire Rack windshield banner at the top of the front windshield. Decals will be provided free of charge and may be obtained at registration and/or tech. A diagram of sticker placement for Time Trials National Tour events can be found here: Time Trials National Tour Decal Placement. A diagram of sticker placement for Time Trials Nationals can be found here: Time Trials Nationals Decal Placement.
C. TECHNICAL INSPECTION: All vehicles must be presented at tech to turn in tech forms and pass the event safety inspection (Tech) if required prior to any on-course participation. Tech may also check event sponsor decal requirements and verify compliance of Vehicle Identification. Competitors are cautioned that color combinations such as red/black, red/blue, and white/silver do not have adequate contrast.
D. TIMING & SCORING: All cars are required to use fully operational MyLaps/AMB TranX260 or X2 transponders. The driver is responsible for providing correct information to Timing & Scoring. Non-functioning transponders will likely result in the loss of times.
E. RENTAL TRANSPONDERS: Rental transponders are available through registration.
A. GATE HOURS: The gate will be open 24-hours from Thursday September 26th at 7:00AM until Sunday September 29th at 6:00PM. Participants arriving after-hours will need to come to check-in to sign the SCCA waiver during check-in hours.
B. WAIVERS: All persons entering NCM Motorsports Park (MSP) are required to sign appropriate MSP Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement Forms. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
C. QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours for the entire facility are from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. This includes all lodging and camping areas. MSP does ask that all guests be considerate of others and not play loud music. Any music that is determined to be a nuisance by security must be turned down or off. No loud engines may be run before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. Un-muffled engines are prohibited.
D. CAMPING: Camping will be allowed during event evenings. Camping is forbidden in any of MSP’s buildings or under the False Grid. Participants may rent an RV site for $ 55.00 per weekend (two nights) per site. Additional nights are $ 20.00. Campers will be issued a pass that shall be displayed at all times. Advanced reservations are strongly suggested. For detailed information see the Camping Information section on the MSP website or contact Justin Carnes, (270) 777-4509 or email@example.com or Paula Sleeman, (270) 777-4507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
E. COOKING AND CAMPFIRES: Fires must be contained in a portable and self-contained fire pit off the ground. Campers must bring their own firewood; use of MSP Property as firewood is prohibited. Campfires/Ground fires are strictly prohibited. Individual cooking is allowed on a gas stove or on a grill in the paddock and at camp sites.
F. PADDOCK: Paddock space is available to all participants on a first-come, first-serve basis provided you do not block the main paddock roads, pit entrance, pit exit areas, concession, tower or other specially marked areas. The space immediately in front of the garage is reserved for the tow vehicle of the garage renter. Guests and participants will be admitted to the paddock but not to the False Grid or Pits without proper licensing from the SCCA National Office.
G. SHOWERS: Public showers and restroom facilities are located in the Kimberlee A. Fast Pavilion.
H. FUEL: MSP has an exclusive relationship with Mobil and VP Racing Fuel. Participants may not bring more than 20 gallons of fuel in acceptable containers. Participants may not bring 55-gallon drums or other fuel containers on the MSP Property unless they are empty and used at the Property for filling with fuel purchased at MSP. Credits cards are the only form of payment accepted at the fuel pumps. MSP will not enforce any restrictions against fuel grades we do not carry. The following fuel octanes are available for credit card purchase only: 87, 93,100, 110 leaded, and diesel. 110 leaded is ethanol-free (for off-road and racing applications only).
I. GARAGE RENTAL: Eighteen 17’ X 25’ garages are available to rent for $ 70.00/day and three 17’ X 50’ garages are available for $ 125.00/day. No refueling of vehicles is permitted within the garage walls. Reservations are highly recommended. For reservations, please contact Justin Carnes at (270) 777-4509 or email@example.com or Paula Sleeman, (270) 777-4507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSP requests that all Participants, Spectators and guests obey all posted “No Parking” signs; do not block gates, garage doors or roadways at any time. If the Skid Pad entrance road is blocked with cones, it is not available for public parking. MSP reserves the right to ask any vehicle owner in violation to move their vehicle or it will be towed at the owner’s expense.
J. COMMUNICATIONS: Paddock announcements may be made via PA system and/or by FM radio transmission. The FM frequency will be posted at Tech and announced during the driver’s meeting.
K. PETS: MSP discourages bringing pets to the track. However, pets will be allowed if they are leashed and cleaned up behind. Otherwise, MSP will locate the owner, and both will be asked to leave. Do not take leashed pets onto False Grid or pit areas. Pets are also not allowed in any of MSP’s buildings or concession areas.
L. CHILDREN and MINORS: Children under 18 years of age must be closely supervised by a responsible adult. A special Minor Waiver shall be completed for all minor Participants. No children under 12 years of age or under 4’6” tall may participate in track activities.
M. WASTE FLUIDS: The use of the waste drums is mandatory for used oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, and other polluting material. Spillage will not be tolerated and may result in ejection from the facility. Environmental debris left behind may result in fines. All spills must be treated immediately on occurrence. Notify track management or event officials immediately of all spills.
N. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: Each competitor must have at least one (1) portable dry chemical fire extinguisher with a rating of at least 12BC available and in good working condition in the competitor’s pit and/or paddock area.
O. TRACK WALKS: When the track is “cold,” participants may walk the track. Bicycles may be taken on track with permission from General Manager or Track Operations Manager, and only when track is cold.
P. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: No consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed until after the last timed session of the day is complete.
A. EVENTS CENTER: Access to the NCM Motorsports Park Holley Control Tower & Events Center area is available strictly for the exclusive use of its members and their guests. Access to this facility is restricted and MSP reserves the right to restrict access and to charge appropriate access fees.
B. PAVILION: Parking is strictly prohibited in the Pavilion. Camping and Vehicle Maintenance are not allowed in the False Grid or Pavilion at any time.
C. PROPERTY DAMAGE: Anyone who causes damage to MSP property, including equipment, buildings, vehicles, fences, safety systems, grass and landscaped areas will be held responsible for all costs relating to replacement or repair.
D. FENCES: Fences and areas behind spectator fences are off limits to the public. At no time is anyone authorized to climb a fence or bypass a gate.
E. FIREWORKS / FIREARMS: Fireworks, weapons or firearms of any kind are strictly prohibited anywhere on MSP premises.
F. TRASH: Trash receptacles are readily available throughout the facility. These can be easily identified as they are wrapped in “checkered flag” patterned plastic. Do not place any petroleum products or waste fluids in trash containers, or leave behind such items as used tires, batteries, fuel barrels, etc.
G. SURFACES, BUILDINGS and FENCES: Do not make any holes in any asphalt surface. Tents and canopies must be held down by weights as no tent pegs of any kind are allowed. Flat bocks or wood squares should be used to absorb weight beneath any equipment that may cause damage to the surface, such as trailer legs, jack stands, and kart stands. If you must jack a vehicle on asphalt, you must have metal or wood under the jack and jack stands. No unauthorized notices of any kind may be posted, taped, painted or written on any MSP surface, building, facility, equipment or structure. Paddock notice boards will be provided for such notices, which shall include notices posted by participants offering equipment, vehicles, etc. for sale. Such notices will be removed at the end of each event.
H. TENTS/CANOPIES: Do not place any Tent or Canopy within 50 feet of any fence in a spectator area unless a specific spectator area has been roped off. In this case, canopies or “EZ-Ups” can be placed anywhere outside of the roped-off spectator viewing area.
I. REFULING: Anyone refueling in the paddock must use a drip pan to catch spilled fuel. Any fuel spills on pit road must be immediately diluted with Cold Fire. Offenders will be held liable for all damages and may be ejected.
J. COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS: All oxygen, acetylene, propane and other pressurized cylinders with combustible gas must be securely fastened to a carrier.
K. SMOKING: Smoking in any MSP building is strictly forbidden. Please place all extinguished cigarettes in the receptacles provided. Smoking is not permitted inside the “hot” fence of the track or on pit lane. Smoking is not permitted in the vicinity of any vehicle that is being fueled.
A. ROADS: Vehicles may not be placed onto jack stands nor may they be serviced on the paddock roads, Fire Lanes in each Paddock must always remain clear, including extension cords. The off-road areas within MSP are not authorized for use without prior written approval of MSP.
B. STOP SIGNS: Paddock “STOP and LOOK” signs must be obeyed at all times. Fines will be levied against anyone who does not comply with these and other posted signs. All vehicles must stop at the gate house entry point and at any location where security personnel are posted. Repeated failure to follow appropriate posted “STOP and LOOK” signs shall be considered grounds for removal of the driver and vehicle from the facility and the imposition of a ban of future access to the Facility.
C. SPEED LIMITS: Speed limit in the Paddock is 15 mph. Speed limit on access roads is 25 mph. Fines will be levied against anyone who is deemed to be driving or riding any vehicle in an unsafe manner or at a speed considered by MSP to be in excess of the speed limit. Repeated failure to follow appropriate posted speed limits shall be considered grounds for removal of the driver and vehicle from the Facility and the imposition of a ban of future access to the Facility.
D. IMPARED DRIVING/RIDING: No vehicles shall be driven or ridden on any MSP property by any person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. MSP reserves the right to remove any person who is in violation of this rule from the Facility for the duration of the Event and to forbid such person’s attendance at future events.
E. RIGHT of WAY: Non-racing vehicle will yield the right of way to any Race Vehicle at all times on MSP property.
2019 Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials Nationals presented by Hagerty
September 26-29, 2019
Below you'll find the preliminary schedule for 2019 TT Nationals. Of course, it’s subject to some tweaking between now and then but, if you attended any of the National Tour events this year—or last year’s Nationals event at NCM—you’ll notice a few scheduling differences. That’s because we’ve taken what we’ve learned over the past year and added in a few ideas we want to test for next year to make a "best of" schedule. Here are some highlights:
- All of the lapping sessions will be on the 3.15 mile Grand Full configuration.
- We are planning for 6 groups, 33 cars per group—pretty close to where we were last year—which should give everyone plenty of room on track to get laps in.
- Friday will give drivers three 20-minute practice sessions. These sessions will be timed to set the grids for the first TimeAttack sessions.
- Saturday morning will feature the event's only TrackSprint (standing start, flying finish). Feedback from last year told us that one is enough, and it lets us focus on the single best piece of track. Feel free to guess which section it'll be, but we're not telling until we all get there. Each driver's best time from this element will count toward their total time.
- Saturday afternoon, everyone will get two TimeAttack sessions at 20 minutes each. Each driver's best single lap time from the two sessions will count toward his/her total time.
- On Sunday, we're going to try something a little different. We've noticed that by the time we get to the final sessions of an event, MOST drivers are posting their best time on the first or second flying lap, and many then pit. We also know that traffic is the biggest challenge to getting in a great lap. So, we're going to shorten the sessions to 15 minutes and cut the number of cars on track in half. Yup, half the cars. Everyone will get two sessions, and the best single lap time will count toward the total time.
- Scoring is pretty simple: best time from each of the three elements gets added together, lowest time wins.
For those of you doing the math, that’s more than two hours of track time. And, that doesn’t include all the time you’ll get if you join us for Holley Performance Day to get a leg up on your competition.
Wednesday, September 25
|5:00PM||Gates, Check-in, Tech and Classing Review Open|
|8:00PM||Check-in, Tech and Classing Review Close|
Thursday, September 26
Holley Performance Day
|11:00AM||Virtual Course Walk with Andy Pilgrim — NCM|
|12:00PM||Shock Absorber Tech 101: Function, Tuning & More — by KONI|
|1:00PM||Brake Talk — by Hawk|
|2:00PM||Panel: How to have a successful Time Trials weekend — by SCCA Staff|
|3:00PM||#TrustTheLights on NCM — by APEX Pro|
|4:00PM||Coaching using data and video — by Racers360|
|5:30PM||SCCA Time Trials Town Hall - with SCCA Staff|
Holley Day Groups for On-Track Sessions
GROUPS 1, 3 & 4Intermediate/Advanced Drivers
up to 35 cars
Passing anywhere, with point-by
GROUP 2Novice Drivers
up to 35 cars
Passing on straight-aways, with point-by
|7:00AM||Check-in, Tech and Classing Review Open|
|8:15AM||Worker Meeting — Classroom|
|8:30AM||Driver's Meeting — Driver Info|
|9:00AM||Touring Laps — all drivers/street vehicles allowed|
|9:40AM||Group 2 — Novice Group (green wrist bands)|
|10:40AM||Touring Laps — all drivers/street vehicles allowed|
|11:20AM||Group 2 — Novice Group (green wrist bands)|
|12:20PM||Touring Laps — all drivers/street vehicles allowed|
|1:00PM||Group 2 — Novice Group (green wrist bands)|
|2:00PM||Touring Laps — all drivers/street vehicles allowed|
|2:40PM||Group 2 — Novice Group (green wrist bands)|
|3:40PM||Touring Laps — all drivers/street vehicles allowed|
|4:20PM||Group 2 — Novice Group (green wrist bands)|
|5:00PM||Welcome Party (until 9:00pm)|
|8:00PM||Check-in, Tech and Classing Review Close|
Friday, September 27
Practice & TimeAttack Groups
TrackSprint Groups (letter written on your wristband)
S4, S5, S6
T3, T4, T5
S1, T1, T2, P3, P4
P1, P2, M2, M3
M1, U1, U2
|7:00AM||Check-in, Tech, Classing Review & Transponder Rental Center Open|
|7:45AM||Worker Meeting — Classroom|
|8:00AM||Driver's Meeting — adjacent to Driver Info|
|8:50AM||Group 1 - Practice Session 1|
|8:55AM||Group 6 - Mandatory Meeting — Classroom|
|9:10AM||Group 2 - Practice Session 1|
|9:30AM||Group 3 - Practice Session 1|
|9:50AM||10-Minute Flex Time|
|10:00AM||Group 4 - Practice Session 1|
|10:20AM||Group 5 - Practice Session 1|
|10:40AM||Group 6 - Practice Session 1|
|11:00AM||10-Minute Flex Time|
|11:10AM||Group 1 - Practice Session 2|
|11:30AM||Group 2 - Practice Session 2|
|11:50AM||Group 3 - Practice Session 2|
|1:00PM||Group 4 - Practice Session 2|
|1:20PM||Group 5 - Practice Session 2|
|1:40PM||Group 6 - Practice Session 2|
|2:00PM||10-Minute Flex Time|
|2:10PM||Group 1 - Practice Session 3|
|2:30PM||Group 2 - Practice Session 3
|2:50PM||Group 3 - Practice Session 3
|3:10PM||10-Minute Flex Time|
|3:20PM||Group 4 - Practice Session 3
|3:40PM||Group 5 - Practice Session 3|
||Group 6 - Practice Session 3
|4:45PM||Transponder Rental Center Closes (all transponders must be turned in)|
|8:00PM||Tech and Classing Review Close|
Saturday, September 28
|7:00AM||Transponder Rental Center Open|
|7:45AM||Worker Meeting — Classroom|
|8:00AM||TrackSprint Driver's Meeting — adjacent to Driver Info|
|8:30AM||TrackSprint — Run consecutively by group
— Group A
— Group B
— Group C
— Group D
— Group E
— Group F
See above for class/group breakdown and listen for PA announcements
|1:00PM||Group 1 - Time Attack 1: Session 1|
|1:20PM||Group 2 - Time Attack 1: Session 1|
|1:40PM||Group 3 - Time Attack 1: Session 1|
|2:00PM||Group 4 - Time Attack 1: Session 1|
|2:20PM||Group 5 - Time Attack 1: Session 1|
|2:40PM||Group 6 - Time Attack 1: Session 1|
|3:00PM||10-Minute Flex Time|
|3:10PM||Group 1 - Time Attack 1: Session 2|
|3:30PM||Group 2 - Time Attack 1: Session 2|
|3:50PM||Group 3 - Time Attack 1: Session 2|
|4:10PM||Group 4 - Time Attack 1: Session 2|
|4:30PM||Group 5 - Time Attack 1: Session 2|
|4:50PM||Group 6 - Time Attack 1: Session 2|
|5:45PM||Transponder Rental Center Closes (all transponders must be turned in)|
|5:45PM - 9:30PM||Hagerty All-Participant Party|
*TrackSprint sessions will be run by class. Your group letter will be written on your wrist band at check-in.
Sunday, September 29
Groups will be split on grid by lap times, with the first half running as "a" and the second half running as "b."
All group drivers should report to grid before the "a" group is scheduled to be on track.
|7:00AM||Transponder Rental Center Open|
|7:45AM||Worker Meeting — Classroom|
|8:30AM||Group 1a - Time Attack 2: Session 1
|8:45AM||Group 1b - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|9:00AM||Group 2a - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|9:15AM||Group 2b - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|9:30AM||Group 3a - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|9:45AM||Group 3b - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|10:00AM||15-Minute Flex Time|
|10:15AM||Group 4a - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|10:30AM||Group 4b - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|10:45AM||Group 5a - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|11:00AM||Group 5b - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|11:15AM||Group 6a - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|11:30AM||Group 6b - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|12:45PM||Group 1a - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|1:00PM||Group 1b - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|1:15PM||Group 2a - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|1:30PM||Group 2b - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|1:45PM||Group 3a - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|2:00PM||Group 3b - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|2:15PM||15-Minute Flex Time|
|2:30PM||Group 4a - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|2:45PM||Group 4b - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|3:00PM||Group 5a - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|3:15PM||Group 5b - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|3:30PM||Group 6a - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|3:45PM||Group 6b - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|4:30PM||Transponder Rental Center Closes (all transponders must be turned in)|
|4:45PM||KONI Podium Celebration|
Schedule is subject to change. Please listen for grid call PA announcements.
While we will do everything we can to remain consistent, there may be unforeseen circumstances which require officials to amend these event details and regulations.