About this event
Indy SCCA Solo Series Presents:
Indy DragCross Event #2
July 16, 2016
Rain or Shine
Grissom Aeroplex, Peru, IN
***NO JUNIOR KARTS ALLOWED***
Take two parts autocross and one part drag racing, mix thoroughly and you get DRAGCROSS. Drivers face off, side-by-side at a “Christmas Tree” start, before launching themselves down a straightaway and into separate autocross courses. DRAGCROSS offers more seat time than a traditional autocross giving a minimum of 8 runs in an event. Drivers qualify by making 4 passes, 2 on each course and the best time from each course are added and that becomes the drivers qualifying time. Drivers are then grouped into either 8 or 16 car eliminators based on their qualifying times. In eliminations, Drivers face off with one another by taking a lap on each course per round pairing with their times being added. The competitor with the lower combined time wins the round. Each eliminator will produce a winner. First round losers go to a last chance eliminator where they can compete to get to the Top Eliminator Round. The eliminator winners then square off with each other to be crowned Top Eliminator of the event! The Top Eliminator rounds are run with a handicap to equalize the competition. Maximum seat time plus maximum competition equals massive fun!
Gates open at 7am or sunrise whichever is later.
Registration and Tech: 7:30am - 9am
Emliminations to follow
$30.00 SCCA Members
$45.00 for Weekend Members*
*Weekend memberships available onsite at Registration
Solo Chair: Stefanie Stribling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Enter the gate at the water tower off US 31.
All SCCA Solo rules are in effect except as explained below:
The event has two parts: Qualifying and Eliminations.
Qualifying will be four runs, two on each course. Cones will count for two seconds added to the time per cone. Missed gates or sections of the course will result in a DNF (Did Not Finish) for that run and a time of 999.999 will be given. Qualifying time will be the accumulation of the four times. Qualifying determines place on ladder for eliminations.
Eliminations will be a ladder format. Example: Ladders will be split into run groups consisting of sixteen cars per group: Run group one would consist of cars qualified one thru 16, run group two, seventeen thru 32, etc. Any competitors that fall into the lowest run group that cannot create either an eight or sixteen car ladder will be added to the first round loser run group. Each run group will ladder drivers this way: Example- a 16 car ladder would ladder one -vs- sixteen, two -vs- fifteen, etc. Each run group will produce one “winner” and the winner of each run group will race each other for Top Eliminator of the event. First round losers will compete in a consolation group that will be laddered according to qualifying time. Hit cones are a disqualification and automatic loss. Each pairing in each round will make a run in each lane. The round winner is the competitor with the fastest combined time from the two runs.
Cone Penalties in qualifying will follow normal SCCA Solo rules. In eliminations, any hit cones will result in a DQ.
Bye Runs must be run and all penalties are enforced.
Starting Procedure will be by arm drop. Starter will determine jump starts. Starter is final word on jump starts. Jumping the start = DQ. Drivers are to leave immediately on the drop of the starter’s arms. Once first driver leaves, T&S will manually start the opposite lane’s timer if other driver doesn’t respond to the starter.
Starter’s Procedure: Starter will line up cars on the starting line. Starter will gain the attention by standing in the starter’s position and pointing to each driver. Each driver must respond to the starter by nodding their head. Starter will raise arms above their head and hold them there. At the starter’s discretion, he / she will drop his / her arms signaling the start of the race.
Re-runs will only be granted if both drivers have clean runs. Jump starts, cone calls, and DNFs override a re-run situation.
Red Flag Procedure: If a red flag is called, then both courses are red flagged. If a red flag is due to the result of a disqualifying infraction, the opposite side automatically wins. If the red flag is for a situation other than a disqualifying infraction, the race is re-run.
Trophies will be awarded for Group winners, and Top Eliminator.
Two driver cars: Two driver cars ARE allowed.
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All Minor’s (competitor or spectator under 18) at the event site MUST be accompanied by at least one parent (or legal guardian) during the entire course of the event. The parent (or legal guardian) must complete a Minor Liability Waiver for all accompanied Minors at the site.
For Minor Competitors, BOTH parents (or legal guardians) MUST sign a Minor Liability Waiver before the minor may be allowed to compete. Proof of full legal custody is required for single-parent households.
A parent (or legal guardian) of any Minor Competitor MUST remain at the event site until the completion of the event.
Copies of the Minor Liability Waiver are available before events upon request from the Solo Chairman.
2. 4 Wheel Drive or High Center of Gravity Vehicles
Due to the increased chance of rollovers, 4 wheel drive vehicles (not AWD) or vehicles with a high center of gravity and a narrow track are not allowed. Examples of excluded vehicles include but are not limited to:
Any vehicle on light truck rated tires.
Any vehicle with a 4-wheel drive transfer case.
Any full size van.
Any vehicle with a lift kit.
Any vehicle with a wheelbase exceeding 116 inches.
Any vehicle deemed by the Solo Chairman, Event Chairman, or Solo Safety Steward to be at risk of a rollover.
Examples of vehicles: Suzuki Samurai, Jeep CJ series, Geo Sidekick, Chevy Blazer, Ford Explorer, Dodge Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Ford F150 4WD, Dodge Ram 4WD, Chevy Silverado 4WD
3. Uncompleted Work Assignments
All competitors MUST complete their scheduled work assignment in order to be eligible for event trophies or year-end points. If a competitor does not complete their work assignment during their scheduled time, the competitors scheduled runs will be forfeited and entry fee will not be refunded. If the competitor does not complete their work assignment after completing their scheduled runs, the competitor will be disqualified from the event, will not be eligible for trophies, and will not score any points towards year-end awards. If it is documented that a competitor has skipped work assignments at more than one event during a season, the competitor will be subject to possible exclusion from competing in future events per the Solo Chairman’s discretion.
4. Car numbering and lettering.
Per National rules, numbers must be a minimum of 8" high with a 1.25" stroke. Class letters must be a minimum of 4" high with a 0.75" stroke. They may be made of any durable material that contrasts with the car’s paint. We will allow tape as long as the finished product meets requirements and are on the car before tech occurs. The correct width tape in different colors will be provided at the event for people who don’t bring their own numbers.
“Shoe polish” numbers will not be allowed.
Positioning the numbers on the car’s paint is preferred, but numbers may be placed on the car’s rear-side windows with the following conditions: The numbers/letters must meet size and material requirements (no shoe polish). The window must be adequately tinted so high contrast is maintained. If the tinting allows much light/detail to pass through the window, then the high contrast is lost and won't be allowed. The numbers and letters do not have to be the same color, as long as high contrast is achieved. So, panel numbers that are the correct size, and have high contrast with the panel, can be used with a different class color to maintain contrast with the car color.
There will be a limited number of loaner helmets available.
Helmets meeting the following standards must be worn while on course:
All helmets meeting the latest or two immediately preceding Snell Foundation standards (SA2015, SA2010, SAH2010, SA2005, SA2000**, M2015, M2010, M2005, M2000**, K2015, K2010, K2005, K98**), SFI standards 31.1, 41.1, 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, 41.2A or British spec BS6658-85 type A/FR are acceptable.
Formula Junior drivers must use helmets meeting the above, SFI 24.1 (Youth Helmets), Snell CMR2007 (Children’s Motorsports Restricted), or Snell CMS2007 (Children’s Motorsports Standard) specifications.
For maximum protection, helmets must fit securely and should provide adequate peripheral vision. The chin strap must be securely fastened.
**These helmets will not be eligible after 2016.
Drivers are responsible for knowing the classification of their own car with modifications before the event. Official 2016 rules can be found online at https://www.scca.com/pages/solo-cars-and-rules