2018 Memorial Monster Time Trials

Track Event (TE) and Time Trials (TT) Nationals Primer

May 26-27, 2018 – Carolina Motorsports Park – Kershaw, SC

 

This is a collaborative event between the South Carolina, North Carolina and Atlanta Regions. The primary functions of this event is a Time Trials Nationals “Primer” (TTNP), to follow the Time Trials Nationals format and provide an educational opportunity for the various Region’s leadership in deployment of TE/TT events.

 

EVENT OFFICIALS:

Event Lead (aka Chief Steward): Heyward Wagner

Safety Steward: Sara Snider

Driver Coach: Justin Barbry

Novice Coach: Blair Deffenbaugh

Registrar: Randall Prince

 

REGISTRATION: RANDALL PRINCE (prince@scca.com) is the Chief Registrar. Registration may be made at https://www.scca.com/events/1991815-memorial-monster-time-trials (online registration only). Late registrations may be handled on-site, but we will still use the online registration system to get you into the system. Because the Time Trials Nationals classing is still in flux, we’ll be asking people to register without a class. During check-in, we’ll be helping people work through their specific classing. However, you can use these as a general rule of thumb as these rules shouldn’t change much between now and the event: http://www.sccahq.com/time-trials-rules/

 

DRIVER ELIGIBILITY: A valid state driver’s license and either a full SCCA membership or Weekend Membership are the only requirements for Saturday participation in the TTNP. Drivers who do not have TT Novice permits or license will be monitored during Saturday’s TE sessions and TrackCross and will be eligible for a Novice Permit with successful completion.  A minimum of a Novice permit, valid state driver’s license and membership are required for Sunday. SCCA Weekend memberships may be purchased on site for $15.

 

HELMETS: Helmets certified as meeting the most current or the two most recent applicable Snell, FIA, or SFI standards are acceptable. Acceptable standards include: Snell ratings: SA2015, SAH2015, SA2010, SAH2010, SA2005, M2015, M2010, M2005; SFI ratings 31.1, 31.1A, 3.12, 31.2A, 31.1 2005, 41.1, 41.1A, 41.2, 41.2A, 41.2 2005, 24.1; FIA: 8860-2010, 8860-2015; ECE: R22.05; British Standard: BS6658-85 type A/FR, BS6658-85 type A. You may look at the following link for a list of certification labels. Important Note: SA2000 and M2000 Helmets are NOT allowed.

 

CLOTHING: Sport, Tuner, and Max drivers must wear at a long-sleeved shirt and long pants as well as appropriate footwear covering the entire foot. No open shoes or sandals.  Unlimited drivers are required to meet the standard for Hillclimb driver safety as outlined in the Time Trials Rules: https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/user_files/scca/site_assets/000/027/838/original.pdf?1520524308

 

VEHICLE Eligibility: This event is open to any vehicle that fits into the TT Nationals Classing structure. Classes can be found here: http://www.sccahq.com/time-trials-rules/

 

TWO DRIVER CARS: are allowed. However, each driver must have a unique transponder for the hot lap, timed sessions and only one transponder shall be on the car at a time.

 

TRANSPONDERS: The use of working AMB transponders is required. You will need to either reserve one online or bring your own. Rentals will only be available during registration for $20. A rental option will show up during your checkout below your shopping cart. You can also use this link: https://www.scca.com/products/17546-transponder-rental

 

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 paddock is defined as the fenced area adjacent to pit road, false grid and tech.  These rules apply to all paved and grassed areas. Supervised minors under the age of 18 will be admitted to the paddock but not to the False Grid or Pits without proper licensing from the SCCA National Office.

 

DRIVERS MEETING: All drivers must attend a mandatory Driver’s Meeting on Saturday, May 26 @ 8:30 am. The Driver’s Meeting will be held in front of the timing tower. 

FLAGS: Flags will be used as defined by the SCCA Time Trials rules and the Driver’s Meeting.

Lapping Competition Regulations

COURSE: This event will use Carolina Motorsports Park’s 2.279-mile “Full Course.” The course will be open for course walking Friday evening. Official times will be updated on the event page.

 

START: Vehicles will be released from Pit Lane to a Yellow Flag condition. The start of each session will be signaled by a Green Flag at the Start/Finish line after a single warm-up lap. Warm up lap pace should be brisk to avoid traffic congestion.

 

PIT LANE: The pit lane speed limit is 35mph. Pit Lane will remain open at all times during a session. Drivers may enter Pit Lane at any time and may rejoin the session after being released by a pit marshal.

 

BLEND LINE: Please be aware of the pit out blend line that leads directly into turn one. When exiting the pits, cars MUST stay left of this line. Violators may be asked to come into the pits for a reminder of the requirements.

 

SCORING LINE: The official scoring line from which all times and finishes will be determined for Hot Lap sessions is located in front of the timing building and the Start/Finish flag stand.

 

SESSION END: Sessions will end with the passing of Start/Finish flag stand and receiving the Checkered flag. After receiving the Checkered flag ending the session, drivers will be given cool down under Yellow Flag condition to exit at drivers left of turn 14 onto Pit Road to enter the paddock.

 

PASSING: During untimed sessions, passing will only be allowed in designated passing zones on the straits with a point-by (“Track Night Rules” for those familiar). During the timed sessions, open passes may be made in the passing zones on the straits. Passing in the corners must be made with a point-by.

 

Run Order / Groups

Untimed session groups will be set by driver selection, with adjustments made by coaches as needed. The run order for the Saturday TrackCross will be by class, starting with Sport classes and ending with Unlimited. Run order for timed lapping sessions and second TrackCross will be set based on Saturday TrackCross times.

Schedule Note: Timed lapping sessions will be approximately 20 minutes. Session length and start times may be adjusted.

Point-to-Point Competition Regulations

COURSE: This event will use specific sections of Carolina Motorsports Park, which will be defined at the Driver’s Meeting of the event.

 

GRID: Vehicles will be staged in a Grid area near the Course.

 

START: Vehicles will be released from the Grid to the Start Line. A driver’s run is considered to have started when they are released by the Starter. A driver’s time starts when they trip the timing light, indicated as defined by the Driver’s Meeting.

 

FINISH: The finish is defined as the timing line where the recorded competition time stops and will be indicated as defined by the Driver’s Meeting. Drivers are expected to slow their vehicle to Pit Lane speed and proceed back to the Grid area.

 

General Track Regulations

TRACK LIMITS: Track limits will be enforced at this event. Track limits will be defined as paved track surface and adjacent curbing.

HOT LAP COMPETITION: Drivers are expected to keep a portion of one tire inside track limits at all times. Drivers deemed to have exceeded track limits will have that lap disqualified and receive a verbal warning after the session. A second offense will result in disqualification from that session. Further offenses will result in exclusion from the event.

POINT-to-POINT COMPETITION (TrackCross): Drivers are expected to keep all four tires fully inside track limits at all times. Drivers deemed to have exceeded track limits will have that run/lap disqualified. A second offense will result in disqualification from that session. Further offenses will result in exclusion from the event.

OFF COURSE / LOSS OF CONTROL: Any vehicle leaving the paved course area with more than two wheels OR deemed to have a “significant loss of control” on course in a Hot Lap session shall self-report to the Pit Area for discussion with the event’s drivers coach. If appropriate (and timely), the driver may proceed back on track after receiving appropriate signals the pit marshal. Drivers who do not self-report will be Black Flagged.

DRIVER STANDARDS: Drivers are reminded that this event is not a wheel-to-wheel competition, but a competition of lap times. Drivers are expected the share the track surface and work together so that all drivers may perform to the best of their ability. Drivers deemed to have interfered with a competitor intentionally will be disqualified for that session. Further offenses will result in exclusion from the event.

SESSION INTERRUPTION

 

LAPPING SESSION: Drivers deemed to have caused a Black Flag or Red Flag condition for a driving error or mechanical issue will receive one warning. A second offense will result in exclusion from resuming that session. Further offenses will result in exclusion from the event.

POINT-to-POINT COMPETITION (TrackCross): Drivers deemed to have caused a Red Flag condition will have their single fastest run from that session disqualified but may complete all runs in that session. A second offense will result in exclusion from the event.

OTHER OPERATIONAL NOTES

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.

SOUND CONTROL: Sound meter location is on driver’s left just before turn 3. This may change but will be announced. Readings will be posted on the T&S board. Drivers are responsible to check sound readings. A sound limit of 105 db is in effect per track rules. Cars exceeding this limit will have any session in which they broke the 105 db sound limit scored as a DNF.

TECH INSPECTION: Bring your completed self-tech inspection form to the Tech Shed. Tech sheets will be available at check-in. Note: A technical inspection resource will be on-site to help with any questions or concerns you have regarding your vehicle.

 

SCALES: TBD

RESULTS and TROPHIES: Official results will be available at Tech after they are finalized by Timing & Scoring. Unofficial results may be available at Tech or by Live Timing & Scoring.  Trophies are TBD

PASSENGERS: Passengers will not be permitted in any official Time Trial session. Passengers may be permitted in Track Event sessions based on approval by an Official.

EVENT OFFICIATING: Event officials reserve the right to adjust the regulations for the event as needed. With that being said… REMEMBER – THIS IS A PRIMER EVENT!!! We are still tweaking the format, so event schedule and format changes may be a part of the weekend as we see things that need to be changed. We will do our best to inform all competitors of any changes as possible, but we’re learning and flexibility will be important to making this event successful and enjoyable for everyone.

 

FACILITIES: Carolina Motorsports Park is an SCCA approved 2.279-mile road course. Water, air and electricity are available in the paddock. Minimal RV hook-ups are available. Toilets and showers are available. Oil dump stations are available. No batteries, tires or fluids are to be dumped at the facility. The speed limit on all Park property is 10 mph. The paddock will be open for entry at 5 pm on Friday, or earlier at the discretion of CMP. Any SCCA member arriving at the track after registration closes on Friday evening may be allowed to enter the track upon signing a CMP Track waiver, and at the discretion of the CMP Security Guard. Any individual entering in this manner must return to Registration on Saturday morning before being allowed to participate in any part of the event. Driver or crew not properly SCCA registered will be ejected from the track without refund. Race fuel is available at the track at hours designated by the track. Covered garages are now available on a first come basis by contacting CMP directly.

 

TRACK MAP

INCIDENTS: Any car damaged on track, and, which must be towed, will be delivered to the impound area and shall be released only after inspection by an Official. In the event that your vehicle suffers enough damage requiring removal from the course by a wrecker or tilt bed, the medical staff must examine the driver.

GENERAL TRACK RULES

Entrants and drivers are responsible for the conduct and actions of their guests and crew. All participants, crew, officials, workers and guests will adhere to all applicable city, county, state and federal laws and regulations; will follow all rules and regulations as posted by CMP track management; and shall not engage in any illegal or unsafe activities (or business) while on the event premises.

 

QUIET HOURS: No Race Engines May Be Run Between 8:00 P.M. and 7:30 A.M. Each Day & During Sunday Quiet Time 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.

 

SPEED LIMIT: The speed limit in all non-competition area including grid, paddock, and access roads is 10 mph. Any driver or guest found to be in violation of this speed limit may be ejected by the event or track staff.

 

CAMPING: Camping is allowed on site for a fee which will be assessed and collected by track management. Tent spikes are not allowed to be driven into any asphalt surface. Grassy areas that contain underground power lines are marked and must not have spikes driven into the ground in these areas. Quiet time begins at 10 pm. Please be considerate of your fellow event participants. $20 per vehicle per night with 20 amp. $25 per vehicle per night with 30 amp service.

 

PADDOCK ROADS: Vehicles may not be placed onto jack stands nor may they be serviced on the paddock roads.

 

ELECTRICAL POWER: 20 amp service is available without a fee. 30 amp service is available for a nominal fee through track management.

 

RV HOOKUPS: RV hookups are not available at the track.

 

CAMPFIRES: Open campfires are not allowed. The use of fully enclosed grills is allowed.

 

FIREWORKS / FIREARMS: Fireworks, firearms, weapons and illegal drugs are strictly prohibited on the premises.

 

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 waste fluids or hazardous waste into the trash receptacles.

 

WASTE FLUIDS: Waste disposal containers for oil and antifreeze can be found near the center of the paddock area.

 

GATE HOURS: The gate will be closed overnight, but will be staffed for re-entry into the facility. Participants and Guests will not be able to enter the facility after hours unless they have previously received a wristband.

 

GARAGES: Garages are available for rent $80 a day/$200 2 days or/$225 3 days. Please contact the track at 803-475-2448 for rates availability.

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER: Each competitor must have at least one (1) portable BC dry chemical fire extinguisher of at least 10lbs and in good working condition in their pit area.

 

FUEL: Race fuel is available for purchase from the track. Fuel can also be purchased just outside of the track entrance (Independent gas station) and in the town of Kershaw (BP station).

 

PETS: Pets must be kept on a leash and not allowed to roam the paddock area. Pets are not allowed in any hot areas including grid, false grid, pit road, etc.

 

LAKE: The lake is off limits to event participants/guests at all times. Fishing and swimming is not allowed in or around the lake at any time.

 

MINORS: All minors must be under the supervision of a responsible adult. All minors must have a track minor waiver completed before they are allowed on site.

 

MOTORIZED SUPPORT VEHICLES: No pit bikes, dirt bikes or mini bikes are allowed on the premises without prior approval from the track management. Pit support motorized vehicles (ATV'S, golf carts, mopeds, motorcycles) may only be operated by a person with a valid driver’s license and used only for race support. Car # must be displayed on support vehicle at all times. Unauthorized or dangerous use of these vehicles such as speeding, joyriding, or double riding will result in the vehicle being impounded and the driver reported to the Chief Steward.

 

GRASS: Please do not damage the grass in any of the non-paved areas of the facility.

 

FENCES: Fences may not be jumped or climbed in any area of the facility. Doing so is cause for expulsion from the track.

 

BURNOUTS: Performing Burnouts for tire warming or any other reason are not allowed in any area of the facility.

 

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: No consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed until after the last timed session of the day is complete.