DRSCCA Solo #1: Season Opener AutocrossMichigan International Speedway
About this event
In light of the spike in COVID-19 cases here in SE Michigan, we are going to reinstate some of the stricter pandemic supps from last year for the Season Opener.
- All payments must be made online. No cash or checks will be accepted at the event.
- Online waivers via Speedwaiver are strongly encouraged. If you have a modern cell phone on you and arrive on site without having signed the online waiver, we may ask you to use your cell phone to sign the online waiver instead of signing the paper waiver. Paper waivers will be available for those who don't have cell phones.
- Masks are required within 30 feet of the Fun Mover and in the indoor restrooms. Please wear your mask at registration, tech, and waivers.
- We will ask you to spread out during the drivers meeting. We may do multiple drivers meetings to avoid crowding. There will be no awards ceremony at the end of the event.
- We will not be allowing the use of loaner helmets.
- We will cap the event at 180 drivers.
As MIS is very large, there are no issues maintaining social distance during the running of the event. However, we do realize that registration, tech, and waivers constitute points where large crowds may gather, and so we ask that you help us mitigate crowding as much as possible; we may limit the number of people that can gather in line at a time. We will allocate extra time to safely get people through these procedures without overcrowding.
We will continue to monitor the pandemic situation here in Michigan. We may end up running a split morning/afternoon session schedule, postpone the event to a later date, or cancel it. A final decision on such matters will be made and publicized by Wednesday, April 21st.
Thanks for your patience and cooperation. If you have any questions or comments, please send them along to me.
DRSCCA Solo Director
2021 DRSCCA Solo Supps
In light of the pandemic, we’re taking precautions to ensure that our autocross events are as safe as possible for all entrants and volunteers. We will continue to re-evaluate our procedures as things change.
We ask that you be patient and understanding with the actions that we are taking. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact John Li, the Solo Director.
Solo Director: John Li
We strongly recommend paying online. It makes registration and check-in much faster, and facilitates contactless check-in on-site. We will accept cash and checks, but note that it will be more expensive to do so, and you will need to provide the exact amount as we will have little to no change at registration. If you arrive on site and haven't paid, we will ask you to do so from your phone on MSR.
Depending on government mandates or site owner restrictions, there may be limits on the number of people that can be on site at a time. Any entry caps will be stated on the registration page, and any changes will be communicated to people via the website, Facebook group, and direct emails to registered and waitlisted competitors.
We are using electronic waivers (aka Speedwaiver) which allows you to sign using your cell phone. It is strongly recommended that you use the electronic waiver. For those unable to sign the waiver electronically, we will have paper waivers available upon request.
Any site-specific waiver forms will still need to be signed when entering the site for the first time with the waiver worker.
Drivers Meeting and Awards Ceremony
We will do socially distanced on-site drivers meetings. We may email entrants with drivers meeting notes before the event, and any questions before and during the drivers meeting can be directed to the event chair and the Safety Steward after the drivers meeting is completed.
Trophies will be awarded at the end of the event with a socially-distanced awards ceremony. Participants may be asked to pick up their trophies from a table instead of being handed their trophies. There will be no awards ceremony at the end of the day.
Paddock, Course, and Timing Truck rules
When outside and not in cars, all entrants and event workers must maintain 6 feet of social distance from non-related persons. This means staying 6 feet away from other people in the paddock, out on the course when doing course walks or working corners, and in spectator areas.
Face masks are mandatory when using indoor restrooms, or if you are within 30 feet of the timing truck/RV. A 30 foot perimeter will be marked around the timing truck/RV, and anyone within the marked perimeter must be wearing a face mask.
No one outside of the timing crews will be allowed inside the timing truck/RV when the event is running. This will be strictly enforced.
Anyone found flagrantly disobeying the rules detailed here will be asked to leave the event immediately.
It is strongly recommended that drivers bring their own helmets if at all possible.
We will allow drivers to borrow loaner helmets. You will be asked to use a head sock with the helmet. Passengers are not guaranteed access to loaner helmets; we will be trying to reduce the number of folks sharing helmets while still offering drivers without helmets an opportunity to compete without having to buy their own.
We will not be able to sanitize helmets between users, and will attempt to limit to the best of our ability the number of drivers that end up sharing a helmet. If you are not comfortable with this, please bring your own helmet to the event.
Loaner helmets will not be available.
Availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Competitors are responsible for bringing their own face masks. Please do not forget to bring your own. The club will have a small reserve supply of face masks at the timing truck/RV for those that forget to bring their own, but we may not have enough PPE to supply all entrants at an event.
Remember, face masks are mandatory when indoors on site or within a 30 foot radius of the timing truck/RV.
Welcome to the Detroit Region of the SCCA
If you like to drive hard, then Autocross is for you! During autocross competition, drivers compete against the clock as they navigate technical courses. Each driver is given at least three chances to post their best time. It's fast, it's fun, and nearly anyone can afford to participate.
If you'd like to participate in the next autocross event, your car and a helmet are pretty much all you'll need to get started. Autocross competition is broken down into a number of classes so that virtually any car can be competitive. So whether you own a Corvette or a Civic, you can be sure you'll have a great time. So make your plans to attend today.
For more information about event dates, and location, check out the Solo schedule of events. We want to see you there!
For future events and information go to http://drscca.org/solo/
For our calendar of events, http://drscca.org/calendar/
***Your SCCA Member #, First & Last Name MUST match your national SCCA Membership exactly***
Michigan International Speedway
12626 U.S. 12, Brooklyn, MI 49230
We will make use of the infield road course inside the track at MIS!
We will also have access to restroom facilities.
Patrick LaMontagne - Event Chair
Note that the schedule may change to a Morning/Afternoon event split!
We will send all entrants an email with the updated schedule if we go this route, and change the schedule listed here.
7:00 am Site Open
7:30 - 9:00 am Registration
7:30 - 8:30 am Tech Inspection Open
8:00 - 9:00 am Course Open for Walking
9:00 am Novice Course Walk
9:30 am Mandatory Driver's Meeting for ALL Drivers
After the meeting 1st Heat Drivers to Grid and Workers report to Worker Chief
10:00 AM 1st Car on Course
Times could vary but our goal is to have a successful event!
We enforce SCCA sound rules at all of our events.
BE SURE TO BRING:
Your driver’s license
Your SCCA Member Card (if applicable)
Helmets are required, for acceptable helmet certifications click link below...
Click to Download a pdf of the 2020 Helmet Certification Label Chart
Magnetic class name and numbers, or have CONTRASTING painters tape or electrical tape to create your own on site. (Be mindful it needs to be CLEARLY visible from 50'+ away)
- Water / Gatorade (plenty of it)
- Lunch (No lunch vendor on site, approx. 30 minute lunch break depending on event flow)
- Bug spray
- Rain gear / umbrella
- Hat / cap
- Folding chair
- Tire pressure gauge
- Tools, jack, jack stands (please protect the site and use stands that don't dig into the asphalt)
- Paper and a pen
No Affiliation $55
On-site payments: Members: $40
All Others: $60
Onsite payments will not be accepted.
We will run rain or shine, so be prepared to run and bring appropriate clothing!
We are looking for help in all specialty areas, so please don't be afraid to step up and help out if there is something you are interested in learning!
You must check in at Registration the day of the event, regardless of your online registration or payment status.
Again, please remember to have your Driver's License and Member card with you when checking in.