2021 Tire Rack SCCA Charlotte Champ Tour @ zMAX Dragway
|Registration Opens||September 17 @3:00pm Central|
|Registration Closes||October 12 @3:00pm Central|
|Event Supplemental Rules Posted||October 18 @8:00am Central|
|On-Site (Late) Entry||$200|
|Starting Line Driver's Edge School||$95
Get more information on the Starting Line Driver's Edge School, or register here.
Scheduled times and run/work orders are subject to change due to location restrictions and conditions. Please check the event supps for the final schedule.
Friday, October 15
(all times are event local time zone)
|Test n Tune course set-up||7:30 am - 9:00 am|
|General event set-up||8:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|Starting Line Driver's Edge Drivers Meeting/Tech||8:45 am - 9:15 am|
|Starting Line Driver's Edge Instructional course runs||9:15 am - 11:00 am|
|Test n Tune ticket sales (Host region trailer)||10:30 am - 2:00 pm|
|Test n Tune Tech inspection (Host region trailer)||10:30 am - 2:00 pm|
|Starting Line Driver's Edge Test n Tune priority Grid line||11:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|Test n Tune||11:00 am - 2:30 pm|
|Tech Inspection & Event Check-In (No Changes) (Tech Trailer)||3:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Scales Open||4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Event Check-In (With Changes) & New Entries (SCCA Timing Trailer)||4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Course open to walking||5:00 pm (approx)|
|No new entries (new or waitlist) and no car/class changes||6:00 pm|
|Chiefs Meeting (Lincoln Driver's Center)||6:15 pm|
Saturday, October 16
(all times are event local time zone)
|Site Opens||6:30 am|
|Late Tech Inspection (Tech Trailer)||7:00 am - 8:00 am|
|Late Check-in (side of Timing Trailer) (no new entries or car/class changes)||7:00 am - 8:00 am|
|Course closed to walking||8:25 am|
|Driver meeting (Timing Trailer)||8:30 am|
|Heat 1 cars to Grid||8:45 am|
|Worker Check-in (Lincoln Drivers Center)||8:45 am|
|Course 1 competition||9:00 am- 5:00 pm (approx)|
|Course 2 open to walking||6:00 pm (approx)|
Sunday, October 17
(all times are event local time zone)
|Site Opens||6:30 am|
|Course closed to walking||8:30 am|
|Heat 1 cars to Grid||8:40 am|
|Worker Check-in (Lincoln Drivers Center)||8:40 am|
|Course 2 competition||9:00 am - 4:00 pm (approx)|
|Trophy presentation||15 minutes after last car after each heat in impound|
6570 Bruton Smith Blvd
Concord, NC 28027
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte-Concord-I-85
7772 Gateway Ln NW
Concord, NC 28027
No Camping Allowed On-Site - Campground Just Outside Gate
No Alcohol Allowed On-Site
Other site restrictions required by the site owner such as "off-limits" areas may be published separately and/or posted on-site and must be obeyed.
Trash containers and portable toilets will be provided. Do not obstruct the portable toilets.
Blocking approach to the toilets will obstruct use and prevent servicing. Do not use toilets for trash!
A. GENERAL RULES: This event is held under the SCCA Solo Rules plus the rules and procedures found on this event page, using all Open and Ladies National classes and National Supplemental classes, as defined by the 2022 Solo Rules. All class changes must be approved by the Chief Steward or their designee once check-in closes.
B. COURSE WALKS: Courses will be open for walking at the following times. See Event Specific communications for more detail or specific days if the event is a multi-event weekend.
Friday: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am – 8:25 am and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am – 7:35 am
C. SCALES: Scales will be available to the competitors during the event free of charge under the supervision of Impound. You will be restricted from using the scales when they are being used by Impound. Consult with the Chief of Impound if in doubt.
- A speed limit of 12 MPH will be enforced at the event site including pre-grid and grid. Tire spins, rapid speed or direction changes, or other "abnormal/unusual" driving techniques are strictly prohibited throughout the event site, other than during competition. See Event Chairman for questions or problems.
- Drivers are responsible for the actions of their crew and guests.
- Photographers desiring to enter a course area must be approved by the course Safety Steward and be accompanied by a spotter. A minor may not serve as a spotter.
- The operation of motorized vehicles, whether gas or electric powered, such as but not limited to, golf carts and other personal transportation vehicles, is limited to persons who can present a valid driver’s license.
- Pylons, tape, and/or other barriers will define "No Parking" areas near the course. Cars parked in such a manner that block or restrict defined driveways or entrances to course areas will be towed away without notice, at the expense of the vehicle operator/owner.
- Skateboards, hoverboards, Segways, bicycles, and similar conveyances may not be ridden in the Grid area.
- All incidents involving injury and/or property damage occurring on the event site or felt associated with the event will be reported as soon as possible to the Event Chairman or Chief Safety Steward.
E. ORDER OF RUNNING:
- Competition will be on two successive days with one course run each day. Runs will be scheduled in 2-6 heats each day depending on number of entries (heats will be assigned by car class).
- There will be a grid 100 and grid 200. Therefore, drivers are to position their cars in grid 100 or grid 200 as assigned. If the car is not in their specified grid position when the first car of the heat is instructed to the start line, they may lose a run/or runs depending on arrival time to grid.
- All drivers will be assigned a "home" space number for grid purposes where they may leave any necessary equipment. After each run, all drivers will return to their "home." Do not block the access lanes between spaces. Dual Drivers will have the same grid position.
- During competition, the course will be open for walk-through prior to the 3rd heat each day, if time permits.
- All drivers will be offered three runs on each course, conditions permitting.
- No competitor shall take a second run until after all drivers in their class have completed their first run. After the completion of each run, vehicles must return directly to the grid. Vehicles are not permitted to depart the grid area for service.
- A minimum of five minutes must have elapsed between runs for any car. This includes reruns or runs for another driver of the same car. A grid marshal will be specifically assigned to handle two-driver cars and will keep a time log to assure compliance with the five-minute minimum between runs. The time shall be measured from the time the car returns to grid until the time it leaves grid for the start line.
- Drivers must proceed from the grid to the start line when so directed by a grid official, or that run will be scored as a DSQ if a mechanical is not called before reaching the start beam.
- Heat assignments will be posted on the event page on the SCCA website – SCCA.com–. It is your responsibility to know when your car should be in grid.
F. PENALTIES FOR INCORRECT NUMBERS OR BARCODES:
- Competitors at the start line with the wrong number on their car, 2 sets of numbers, or the incorrect class showing will receive a warning for the first offense, a cone penalty for the second offense and may receive a DSQ for three or more offenses at the same event.
- Competitors at the scanner with more than one (1) barcode showing on the helmet will receive a warning for the first offense, a cone penalty for the second offense and may receive a DSQ for three or more offenses at the same event.
- A driver at the scanner or the start line without the appropriate helmet decal (Solo 2022) will be directed away from the start and lose the run.
G. PROTEST AND APPEALS: Refer to Solo Rules Section 8 and Solo Rules Section 10
H. COURSE MARKERS: Refer to Solo Rules, Rule 7.9
I. RESULTS: Provisional results will be posted in impound after completion of all runs for the heat. Results will be final 45 minutes after provisional results are posted. Check final results to make sure the manufacturer is correct for your car and tire brand. Official results will be available on the event page at www.scca.com.
J. TROPHIES AND AWARDS: Trophies will be awarded on Sunday (2nd National Tour competition day on a multi-event weekend) after the last runs of each heat in their respective Impounds. They will not be mailed. If you leave the event early, appoint someone to receive your award.
K. EVENT SCHEDULE: Actual schedule may deviate from the published schedule due to unforeseen circumstances during the event. It is the driver’s responsibility to listen to the PA system, refer to event text communications, and pay attention to activity on course.
L. COMMUNICATIONS: Please sign up for text messages for on-site communication by the event officials. Sign up by texting the event keyword to 833-345-2423. The event keyword, once established, will be found in the "Location & Site Details" dropdown and in pre-event communication. Announcements will also be made over the PA system. Live timing can be found at sololive.scca.com.
A. DRIVER ELIGIBILITY: Refer to Solo Rules 4.2 and 4.1.A
B. DRIVER MEETING NOTES: There will be a drivers’ meeting on Saturday of the event (1st National Tour competition day on a multi-event weekend). Changes to the event details and other items of information as well as the names of all event officials will be included in the material provided on the event page at SCCA.com. IT IS A COMPETITOR’S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE EVENT PAGE AT SCCA.COM FOR CHANGES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS.
C. ENTRANTS AS WORKERS: Solo Rules Rule 6
Early work assignments that offset a normal work assignment must be pre-approved by the Event Chairman and/or staff. These assignments must be extremely limited to prevent loss of critical support during the event. Serving as a volunteer prior to the event is greatly appreciated and a key element in the success of this event. However, this does not automatically offset a normal work assignment.
D. WORKER MEETING NOTES: Workers will report to the Worker Check-In person at the Lincoln Drivers' Center (Tech Trailer) before the beginning of the last run of the heat prior to their assigned work heat. First heat workers will report 15 minutes prior to the start of the event. Failure to report on time will result in an additional work assignment after the finish of the last heat on that day. Not complying with these rules will result in disqualification.
It is possible that your work assignment within your heat may have changed due to cancellations or class changes. A flag will be raised at the Lincoln Drivers' Center to let you know it is time to check in and that someone is available to get you checked in. Specialty areas (Grid, Timing, Impound, Sound & Safety) will check in with their chiefs.
The worker sheet will be posted at the Lincoln Drivers' Center and on the SCCA event page online when check-in closes so competitors can verify work assignments. It is your responsibility to know when you should report for your work assignment.
A. VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY: Competition is open to all vehicles conforming to the Open and Ladies National classes and National Supplemental classes, as defined by the 2022 Solo Rules.
- The Tire Rack® is the title sponsor for all 2022 SCCA® National Solo® events. Participants in these events are required to run the title sponsor decal, which is a windshield decal that is to be used at the top of the windshield. Vehicles without windshields or with plastic windshields may place the decal on the front of the car in a highly visible location approved by the Chief of Compliance. Decals other than the official Tire Rack® decal, except those required by National Tour Staff, are prohibited on the windshield.
- Additional required event decals are one SCCA® with wheel (on the front) and 2 National Tour decals (one on each side).
C. TECH PROCEDURES:
- Safety Inspections (Solo Rules 3.3.3) should be completed at the event site and will be completed by competitors using a Self-Tech form.
- Solo Rules 3.7 Vehicle Identification will be checked. The official Tire Rack decal and tech stickers are the only decals permitted on the windshield
- Competition vehicles that have a required minimum weight (Street Modified, Prepared, Modified, and Kart) will inform Tech of that weight so the weight and vehicle wheelbase can be posted on the tech sticker. This is to allow other competitors to know the declared minimum weight and to reduce any delays at the scales during event impound procedures.
D. IMPOUND PROCEDURES:
- All competition vehicles will be impounded per Solo Rules 6.10 to assure that competitors have complied with the SCCA National Solo Rules and the Supplementary Regulations for the event. Car information verification will also be conducted in Impound.
- Vehicles will be impounded on both days of competition in your assigned grid area. After your last run each day, return to your original grid position, except as noted in section D.7 below. The driver of each vehicle or a designated representative must remain in the grid/impound area near the vehicle during the impound period. Karts will be allowed to be driven to the scales under close supervision by event officials. Impounded vehicles may be held until the results are audited.
- Impound officials may inspect cars during impound and may require removing wheels and or components as part of the inspection procedure. Competitors are responsible for performing these procedures as required and for using proper equipment (e.g., jack stands to safely support a raised vehicle). Competitors are responsible for having appropriate rules and documentation of specifications
- Competitors may observe but Impound inspectors must not be hindered in their assigned duties by anyone in any way.
- Impound does not act on hearsay information regarding competitor concerns. If competitors suspect a rule violation, they should file protests in accordance with the National Solo Rules. Section 8, Protests.
- Vehicles under protest will remain in impound. They may be escorted by a designated Impound or Protest Committee official to another location as instructed by the Protest Committee.
- Classes that have minimum weights are required to be weighed. It is the competitors’ responsibility to know if their vehicle has a minimum weight requirement.
E. SOUND POLICY: Refer to Solo Rules Rule Appendix I. Sound requirements are strictly enforced.
F. TIMING AND SCORING: Refer to Solo Rules Rule 7
- The total score will consist of the best-timed run from each course, combined to create one time.
- Scores will be posted. See the Operating Steward to resolve problems. THE TIMING & SCORING TRAILER IS OFF LIMITS FOR COMPETITORS, CREW, AND SPECTATORS unless invited to enter by an event official.
- Live timing is available at sololive.scca.com.
You must register for contingencies each year through the SCCA website, prior to competing for all Silver Gold, and Platinum contingency programs. In some cases, you'll need to register with the sponsor as well, so please read each program's registration requirements carefully. Decals will be available at tech inspection during each event. Bronze programs require registering and receiving decals directly from that sponsor, please refer to the program descriptions for more information.
Registration Policy (after online closes)
Online registration closes at 3:00 pm Central, Tuesday prior to the event. After online registration closes, you can still register for the event on-site during regular registration times on the day prior to the competition. Please note, there will be a late entry fee imposed on all on-site registrations. If the event is already full we will follow the waitlist policy (see below).
Car Number Policy
Car numbers selection will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one- or two-digit numbers will be allowed (i.e., 1 through 99). Exception: Where there are two drivers in one car, in one class, then the second driver MUST be 100 plus the first driver's number (99 and 199). The Motorsportsreg.com system does not allow drivers to reserve their co-driver's number. With that, if there is a conflict where someone signs up for a number and someone else who is not the co-driver signs up for the corresponding number, the person that signed up first for either the two or three-digit number is the owner of that combination. If you notice a discrepancy in numbers, please contact Nikki Edwards (email@example.com). Motorsportreg.com provides the date/time of registrations to determine who registered first and is the rightful owner of the number combination. If desired, drivers of the same car but in different classes (open and ladies) may use the same car number. Drivers of the same car in the same class must submit separate entries. Car numbers above 199 are not allowed at National Solo events.
All cancellations must be made in writing.
Please contact Nikki Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to cancel.
Please review valuable information regarding refunds below.
Partial refunds (SCCA keeps $50) for cancellations IF:
Entrant cancels PRIOR to 7:00 pm Central the day of on-site check-in.
NO REFUNDS for cancellations IF:
Entrant cancels AFTER 7:00 pm Central the day of on-site check-in.
The Tire Rack SCCA National Solo events (ProSolo, National Tour, CAM Challenge) are adopting a revised waitlist policy for 2022:
- The initial entry cap will be set 15 entrants lower than the final cap.
- When an event hits the initial entry cap, the remaining competitors will be put on a waitlist.
- Just like the 2021 Tire Rack National Solo season, the waitlist will be published to show the order in which each member is on the list, based on the order of entry receipt and the timestamp listed on the MSR registration. This is the order in which entries will move off the waitlist and into the event when a cancellation is processed. This list does not automatically update in real-time but is rather a report from the registration system that will be run periodically so that those on the waitlist can understand their current position. Given that the list is not updating in real-time, there may be names at the top of the waitlist that has already moved into the event and there may be names that have registered onto the waitlist that do not yet appear.
- When 15 entrants have registered with the region of record of the hosting region the cap will be increased to the final. If 15 hosting region members have not registered 2 weeks prior to the event the cap will be increased to its final.
- For entrants on the waitlist, there is no guarantee the entrant will get into the event.
- As entrants on the entry list cancel, the next person in line on the waitlist will be notified via email that there has been a cancellation and they have now been moved into the event. When that entrant is moved over, they will be required to log into MSR and pay for the event (MSR does not charge waitlisted competitors). The entrant will have 24 hours to pay for the event before that entrant is placed back on the waitlist and the next entrant is put into the event.
- We will continue to move entrants off the waitlist as we receive cancellations up until the time online registration closes.
- After online registration closes, we will not update the waitlist online. However, if there is a cancellation after online registration closes, entrants on the waitlist will be contacted in waitlist order to let them know a spot in the event has opened. They will be instructed to contact the on-site event Administrator to claim their spot and remit payment. The waitlist will also be printed and posted in the timing trailer on Friday morning. As cancellations come in during the registration/check-in day, we will try to contact the top person on the waitlist to see if they are available and still want to get into the event that day.
- At the end of registration on the day prior to the competition, the waitlist will be closed, and no new entries will be allowed into the event.
Onsite Event Registration and Car/Class Changes
For any event that is not sold out, on-site registration is allowed on the day prior to competition. All on-site registrations will be charged the event late fee (see event registration page for pricing). Car and class changes are allowed at check-in on the day prior to competition. Any car or class changes on the days of competition require the approval of the Chief Steward for the event.
These strategies, guidelines, and information are in concert with the SCCA COVID-19 Event Guidelines posted on the SCCA website and will continue to evolve throughout the season as we gain knowledge and experience.
- Social/Physical Distancing
- PPE: have a mask available
- Minimize Contact
SCCA COVID-19 Guidelines: https://www.scca.com/pages/covid-19-event-guidelines
Competitor Pre-Event Preparation
- If you have symptoms, PLEASE STAY HOME to protect the Solo Community!
- Review this document and the SCCA COVID-19 Guidelines.
- If possible, bring your own PPE (mask, sanitizer, etc.).
- Bring your own food and water. Community water coolers will not be provided.
- Bring a helmet; loaner helmets will NOT be available.
- If there is a change to your registration, make it in advance to avoid lines on site. Changes can be made online until online registration closes. After that, changes should be emailed to Nikki Edwards at email@example.com.
- To help minimize contact at the event, please sign up before the event for the SCCA Annual Waiver at https://my.scca.com OR be sure to sign up for the Speedwaiver when you register for the event or receive the event email.
General Guidelines and Information:
- Follow your appropriate guideline as laid out in the SCCA COVID-19 Guidelines linked above.
- When space is available, practice paddock parking distancing.
- Do NOT enter the T&S trailer unless asked; everyone must wear a mask in the trailer.
- As you interact, if you meet someone who is wearing a mask, please also put your mask on while speaking with them.
Operational Guidelines and Information:
- Registration Check-in will be at the Lincoln Drivers’ Center (LDC) at the designated times; workers will have PPE available.
- Tech Inspection will be a self-inspection of the competitor’s vehicle, including a Registration Check-in component. More info below.
- Worker Check-in will be signaled by a raised flag at the LDC. Worker sheets will be posted online after final check-in has closed so competitors are able to verify that work positions did not change (due to cancellations/class changes). Course workers will check in at the LDC. Specialty workers will check in at their designated area with the Chief, i.e., Impound, Grid, Timing, etc.
- T&S Workers inside the trailer will always wear masks. Surfaces and tools may be sanitized between each work session
CV19 Related Materials and Supplies provided by SCCA for staff, field staff, and workers:
- Masks, Face Shields
- Sanitizer and dispensers
SCCA Annual Waiver Information
- We are now accepting E-Waivers at National events.
- Go to the Event page, click on the link on the link for Mobile Speed Waiver (located under the Event information heading on the right side of the web page.
- You will also receive an email with a link to sign the E-Waiver for the weekend.
- This waiver will be used in lieu of signing a paper waiver (but does not take the place of any required track waivers).
- Waiver is good for Event Dates only, a new E-Waiver will have to be completed for each event.
- Armbands must still be worn to show that you have signed the waiver.
Tech Inspection Procedure:
The self-tech inspection procedure below will be used to minimize contact between drivers and event workers by expediting and decentralizing the process.
- A Chief Technical Inspector (CTI) will be appointed as per the National Solo Rules, Section 5.6. The role of the CTI will be to oversee the process and if needed conduct additional inspections of vehicles.
- A Self-Tech Inspection form will be available at the event site and online before the event. Go to the Event Page and click on the link for Tech Form (located under the Event information heading on the right side of the web page), download, and print. Bring the form with you to the event- ONE FOR EACH DRIVER.
- The driver will complete the form by conducting a self-tech of their vehicle when parked in the paddock, warranting that their car is compliant with the SCCA Solo Rules. If there are two or more drivers using the vehicle, a completed form is needed for each driver.
- While still in the paddock, the class designation and numbers will be placed on the vehicle. If the driver has them at this time, also place on the vehicle any SCCA required decals and appropriate contingency decals. SCCA required decals and some contingency decals are available at Tech Inspection.
- When the above is completed, the driver takes the vehicle AND their helmet to Tech Inspection, staying in the car while there.
- The driver gives their Self-Tech Inspection form to the CTI, or their designee, and shows them their helmet, again, staying in the car.
- The car will receive a quick review for numbers and class letters, plus any obvious mechanical issues.
- While remaining in the car, they will be asked if they need any SCCA or contingency decals AND if there are any changes to their event registration information (car, class, number, tires, etc.).
- If there are no changes, they will be checked in for the event at Tech and will not have to go to Registration Check-in. They can then return to the paddock
- If there are changes to their registration information, they will keep their tech form and exit the Tech area with their vehicle. They must go to the SCCA Timing Trailer at the designated time shown in the supps to complete any changes.
The check-in procedure below will be used to further simplify the process.
- Event supps will no longer be handed out when you check-in. They will be available by request. Supps will be posted online on the Event page as well as on-site in the following areas: Tech/Impound, Lincoln Driver’s Center & on the Timing Trailer.
- Schedules shown on the Event supps are the official schedule for the event.
- Work assignments will be posted on the Event page. A report showing the class listing will be created and it contains information about competitors’ registrations, including work assignments. Information will be available when you tech if you ask.
- If you have NO CHANGES to your registration, you can proceed through tech, turn in your tech form and you will be checked in for the event.
- If you HAVE CHANGES to your registration, you can proceed through tech, but you will need to KEEP your tech form and make your way to the SCCA Timing Trailer at the designated time for registration changes (see the supps for times). You will be checked-in for the event at that time.
- Once check-in is closed for the event, a finalized worker sheet will be posted online to the Event Page (8:15am). Please check there to verify that your work assignment has not changed due to class changes, cancellations, etc. Any work assignments that have changed will be highlighted in grey.