Sun, Jul 21, 2024

2024 Road Atlanta "Shush Sessions" July 21

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

About this event

What are Shush! Sessions?

If you know Road Atlanta, you probably know that 10am-12pm on Sundays is known as “quiet time,” marked on event schedules as “NO RACE ENGINES.” There is plenty of speculative lore surrounding this policy, mostly tracking back to an early 80’s rock concert, but what is known for sure is that this is matter of law - race engines cannot be run during quiet hours at Road Atlanta, period, paragraph - end of discussion.

But wait - what about Street Engines? An excellent question and within that question is the core principle of Atlanta Region’s Shush! Sessions- NO RACE ENGINES means YOU have a change to get on track in your STREET CAR and experience on of the greatest tracks in North America, on a quiet and peaceful Sunday morning. It really is just that simple.  There are no listed decibel limits for this event but if we get a complaint, we can no longer run these events, so we will be erring on the side of caution. If you think your car might be too loud, it certainly might be. If you have an eco-mode or something similar that dampens sound, that will help you stay within our guidelines.  If your car ends up being too loud, you will not be able to go back out on track.

 

  • So how quiet is quiet?
    • It can be tough to know for sure if your car is Shush! eligible. And, unfortunately, as this is a matter of law, we can’t be very flexible, but if you do show up and the car is just too loud, we will be happy to offer you a refund or credit for a future event. That said, here are some good ways to gauge if you are going to be ok:
      • You have a factory exhaust system, and your car is not a performance package vehicle
      • You have an aftermarket exhaust system that includes catalytic converter and muffler(s)
      • You don’t notice when a wall or guardrail ends or begins when driving on the street (because there’s not an echo from your car)
  • Street cars only? Can my car have numbers on it? What about roll bars, race seats and belts (oh my)?
    • Again, a bit of a judgement call, but-
      • No car will be refused for properly installed safety equipment alone- we want you to be safe and responsible
      • Numbers on what is CLEARLY otherwise a street car are fine, but the more it looks like a racecar, the harder it is to justify
      • When in doubt, license plates count! We’re not in a big hurry to get into an argument with the state about whether something is a street car or not- so if it has a valid and current plate, that helps a ton!

Shush! Sessions are open to drivers of all experience levels. You will get 2 sessions on track in either the Green or Blue group. Green/Novice is for less experienced drivers and allows passing only on straight sections of the track. Blue/Advanced is for experienced drivers and allows passing on any section of the track. Plus, as these events happen within Atlanta Region SCCA Road Racing, you will also get gate passes for you and a guest to check out the racing that afternoon. We will also have coffee (the lifeblood of motorsport) on hand, and you can probably snag a doughnut if you arrive early enough - no promises.

Event Supps: SCCA - Atlanta Region - Events - 2024 - 07 - Road Atlanta - Track Event - Supps.docx.pdf

 

Event requirements

Shush! Sessions are run within the policies and procedures of SCCA’s Track Night in America program. So, if you’ve done Track Night, you are set for Shush! (provided your car is appropriately muffled). If you’ve not, or want to refresh, here are some key links:

Rules and Regulations: https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/pages/rules-and-regulations

FAQs: https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/pages/faq-2

OPTIONAL - On-Track Insurance: https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/pages/track-insurance-2

Event Supps:SCCA - Atlanta Region - Events - 2024 - 07 - Road Atlanta - Track Event - Supps.docx.pdf

Entries (14)

RB
Rudy Bowen
GC
Glenn Crane
MH
Michael Hernandez
BP
Bruce Payne
GS
Gregory Smith
NK
Nick Kljucaric
GV
Grant Valentine
LG
Luca Gervasoni

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

Braselton, GA
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Sun, Jul 21, 2024