Melt! Snow Melt! Autocross School & Points #1Alaska Raceway Park
About this event
The Arctic Alaska Region, of the Sports Car Club of America, will be sanctioning a Drivers School on April 22, 2023 followed by Points Event #1 on April 23, 2023. If you are new to the sport, we are eager to introduce you to autocross on Saturday! If you have driven with us previously, our instructors are excited to help you further develop your skills on Saturday for the coming year! Sunday will be our timed driving competition through a course laid out with pylons (traffic cones) giving each entrant as many runs each day that we can fit in, for their best scored time! We are excited to announce that for the 2023 season going forward we will be contesting a Teen class as a parallel class for young drivers 19yrs and younger including both women and men. Come join your fellow Alaskan driving enthusiasts for a year of fun with cars!
Saturday's School Schedule:
Please plan to be onsite and ready for Technical Inspection by 7:30
7:00AM Gates Open
7:30AM Technical Inspection and Check-in Open
8:15AM Driver's Meeting
8:30AM Start of Morning Session
12:00PM Lunch (provided)
1:00PM Start of Afternoon Session
5:00PM Wrap Up Meeting
6:00PM Heading home
Sunday's Autocross Schedule:
7:00AM - Setup start
8:00-9:00 AM - Onsite check in
8:00 AM — Tech Inspection Opens
8:30 AM - Course Open to Walk
10:00 AM - Driver's meeting - MANDATORY
10:30 AM - Expected First Car On Course
On Saturday, all students will need to come by the Registration Table upon arrival. On Sunday all competitors will need to come by the Registration Table upon arrival.
You will then prepare your car for tech inspection (self tech with guidance).
Please arrive early to allow time to settle your gear, prepare your car, and get through Tech Inspection. Remember, all loose items will need to be out of your car and your battery will need to be solidly secured—no bungee cords!
Our Driver's Meeting will include a brief talk by the Safety Steward and the Solo Team will cover the responsibilities each of you will have while working corners during your "work group"! This event is a go—rain or shine—and as you'll be working opposite your "run group" please bring hats, layers for body warmth, sunblock, and foot wear for the elements.
Water will be provided by the Region. We recomend you bring snacks and a lunch on Sunday. LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED ON SUNDAY, and their are limited options for food near venue.
For beginner autocrossers please follow these links for more information:
Please remember to bring your valid Driver's License!
REGISTRATION and ENTRY FEES
If you are new to the sport and not an SCCA Member, and are attending the drivers school, in addition to instruction by our qualified instructors, for your $200 entry fee you will recieve a full one year membership to the Sports Car Club of America, covering both National and Regional dues, this membership includes partner discounts, a subscription to SportsCar Magazine, makes you eligilble for licenses within the SCCA, you will recieve one free event entry fee to be used in the Arctic Alaska Region which can be used anytime in 2023 but it is highly encouraged to use it for the Sunday event. You will also get lunch on Saturday. If you have food allergies or any special needs please contact us and let us know after you register.
The entry fee for SCCA Members into only Saturday Drivers School are $50 or into only Sunday's Points Event are $50 or into both Saturday's Drivers School and Sundays Points Event are $90. The SCCA offers a Weekend Membership for those new to the sport for $20, in addition to the entry fees mentioned above. This Weekend Membership makes you an SCCA Weekend Member and will give you a $20 discount towards a full SCCA membership, a copy of SportsCar (our national magazine), and is valid for all SCCA-sanctioned events held during that weekend. Additionally, you can join to become a full SCCA Member for $90, in addition to the standard entry fee.
DRIVERS LICENSES, MINOR WAIVERS and HELMETS
Drivers License: Competitors must present a valid driver’s license and sign the Event Waiver.
Minor Annual Waivers: If under 18-years-of-age, competitors will need a Minor Annual Waiver which must be completed prior to the event. If both parents have joint custody then both parents must create an SCCA account (do not need to join SCCA, only create an account). If legal sole custodian then only that custodian needs to create an SCCA account along with the minor.
The Annual Waiver Minor License will be issued to the Minor by the SCCA National Office.
HOW TO COMPLETE DIGITAL MINOR WAIVER
NOTE BOTH PARENTS AND MINOR MUST CREATE GUEST ACCOUNTS ON SCCA IF THEY ARE NOT MEMBERS.
1. Login with your SCCA Member # at my.scca.com
a. AGAIN, Nonmembers can create a guest account to get a unique SCCA Member #
2. Go to Online Store - Licenses & Waivers
3. Add proper license to cart
a. Be prepared to upload a photo of yourself
b. Parents must have the Minor’s name, date of birth & SCCA Member #
c. Minors must have names and SCCA Member #s for parents/legal guardians
4. Follow the prompts at the top right of the screen
a. Legal Sole Custodians must indicate sole custody with checkbox
5. Complete checkout
If you have questions about the Minor Annual Waiver email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Helmets: Competitors must have helmets on during competition. All helmets meeting the latest or two immediately preceding Snell Foundation standards (SA2020, SA2015, SA2010, SAH2010, M2020, M2015, M2010, K2020 K2010,) SFI standards 31.1, 41.1,31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, 41.2A or British spec BS6658-85 type A/FR are acceptable.
CLASSES, CAR PREPARATION AND MODIFICATIONS
The Region utilizes the 2023 SCCA National Solo Rules classifications.
This Regional event will have five Classes: Teen for those 19yrs and under, Novice for those new to the sport, Ladies for our Female competitors we offer this National Class for those who don't wish to run one of the other classes, Open is our intermediate class for those Region competitors looking for fun with some competition, and Expert which is the "Deep End Of The Pool," with very stiff competition.
All of these classes are explained in the 2023 Autocross Supplemental Rules and can be found on the Region Website at www.alaskascca.org/events .
Each student will be required self tech (supervised) their vehicle immediately following Registration. Vehicles shall have mufflers, working seatbelts, and NO leaking fluids, in addition to the other items on the Tech Sheet.
Region will be enforcing a sound limit rule to ensure that we are able to continue to enjoy our sport. The details are outlined in Appendix I of the 2023 National Rules. Basically, sound level readings may be taken at a location on the edge of the courses and competitors who exceed the maximum sound level will be given the opportunity to make repairs to meet the acceptable sound level. If on subsequent runs the competitor does not meet the acceptable level, they will not be allowed to continue to compete.