DRSCCA Solo #6: Before NationalsOscoda Wurtsmith Airport
About this event
2020 DRSCCA Solo and Rallycross Supps
In light of current events, we’re taking precautions to ensure that our autocross and rallycross events are as safe as possible for all entrants and volunteers. We will continue to re-evaluate our procedures as we gain more experience and as conditions 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 the Solo Director, John Li, or the Rallycross Director, Matt Wolfe.
Solo Director: John Li
Rallycross Director: Matt Wolfe
To facilitate contactless registration at our events, for the time being we are only accepting online registered and paid entrants only. It is at the event chair’s discretion as to whether or not registration will be closed before the event or the day of, and whether or not the event entrants will be capped.
For the first couple of events, expect entry caps and/or early registration deadlines.
Furthermore, only competitors, crew, and event workers will be allowed on site. For now, we are not allowing any spectators at our events, as to keep the number of people on site to a minimum. This requirement may be relaxed later in the year.
Competitors and event workers will be asked to check in, as usual. Check-in may take place with the registration worker behind a plexiglass divider on a table (for autocross) or behind the window of a car (for rallycross). Show your drivers license and your membership card behind the barrier and the registration worker will check you in. Once again, only online payment is accepted, and we are not accepting cash or checks at the event.
It is strongly recommended that SCCA members apply for yearlong waivers, aka “hard cards.” To receive a hard card, one must print out a yearlong waiver form [add link] and either 1) have it notarized, or 2) sign it with an SCCA member witness. You may bring the yearlong waiver form to an event and sign it in front of the waiver worker, which would fulfill the requirements for a hard card.
Any site-specific waiver forms will still need to be signed when entering the site for the first time with the waiver worker.
At the entry to the site, we will have two buckets of pens, one clean and one dirty. You will be asked to use a clean pen to sign the waivers, and to deposit the pen into the bucket of dirty pens once you are finished. Wristbands will either be handed to you, already separated, on the clipboard with the waivers to sign, or placed on a table near the waiver worker for you to pick up.
e-sign Waiver available for upcoming events: https://drscca.speedwaiver.com/
Tech inspectors will be inspecting aspects of your car from the outside only. They will ensure that the wheels are solidly mounted to the car with no play in the wheel bearings, the tires are not damaged and are not showing cords, the battery in the engine bay is properly tied down, and the car is appropriately marked with class and car number.
The tech inspector will ask you to verify that your brake pedal is firm, the accelerator pedal returns, and that the car is clear of loose objects.
You may be asked to show the tech inspector the sticker inside your helmet if you don’t have a current helmet tech sticker. Once the tech inspector visually confirms the helmet sticker, you may be directed to pick up a sticker from a table next to tech inspection.
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.
There will be no official awards ceremony after the event. Trophies may be distributed either at the event, with entrants picking up their trophies from a table, or sent to entrants after the event.
Procedures for the drivers meeting and the awards ceremony are liable to change as we learn what works well and what doesn’t. Any official guidelines from the SCCA, government organizations, and suggestions from our local members in the medical community may also affect how we hold the pre- and post-event meetings.
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 each other. 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.
We will attempt to staff the timing crew with volunteers from the same family. Timing crews may be asked to work multiple heats in an attempt to limit the number of people that need to enter and exit the timing truck/RV in a given day. The event chair will make the determination, along with the worker chief, as to how to handle the timing crew staffing. 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.
For the time being, we are not providing loaner helmets. All competitors must bring their own helmet to use in competition, and the helmet must pass tech inspection.
Corner worker assignments
Corner workers must stay a minimum of 6 feet apart. Only the corner captains will be allowed to handle the radios and the flags. There will be disinfecting wipes at the corner stations; corner captains will be asked to sanitize the radios and the flags before and/or after their shifts.
There will be no coolers of water at the corner stations. Water will be distributed out in the open (e.g. spread out on some surface) at the timing truck/RV for workers to take for themselves and bring on to the course. The intent is to remove the corner water cooler as a point of multiple contact.
Availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Competitors are responsible for bringing their own face masks and gloves. Please do not forget to bring your own. The club will have a small reserve supply of face masks and gloves 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.
Cleaning wipes will be placed at the corner stations and at the timing truck/RV.
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 SCCA and the Great Lakes Solo Series!
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/ and http://www.soloseries.org/.
***Your SCCA Member #, First & Last Name MUST match your national SCCA Membership exactly***
All cars must run Great Lakes Solo Series decals. If you don't have any, they are available on site for $3.
(We are looking into how we might be able to facilitate cashless purchase of decals.)
Competition Event Chair: Ray Jason
Test and Tune Event Chair: Keith Roberts
Wurtsmith Air Force Base
N Swise Rd, Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport
Oscoda Charter Township, MI 48750
Site Map - Red Square
If you have never been to Oscoda, attached is a short video to help you find your way to the site.
Video: How to get to the track at Oscoda
Thursday, August 20th - Site Opens
Site open at around 7PM
If you're camping on site, feel free to arrive on Thursday evening. Remember, no camping on the grass!
Friday, August 21st - Site Opens
Test and Tune Setup: 7:00AM
Test and Tune: 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Weekend check in and registration from 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday, August 22nd – Day 1 of Competition
Registration and Tech: 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Novice Walk and run format explanation: 8:30AM
Drivers Meeting: 9:00AM
First Car Off: 9:30AM
Sunday, August 23rd – Day 2 of Competition
Registration and Tech: 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Novice Walk and run format explanation: 8:30AM
Drivers Meeting: 9:00AM
First Car Off: 9:30AM
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)
Rain gear / umbrella
Hat / cap
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
Pricing for Competition
For SCCA members: $40 for 1 day, $60 for 2 days
For Detroit Council members: add $10 for the weekend
For non-SCCA members: add $15 for the weekend
Jr Kart - no Junoir Karts at this time
Pricing for the Test and Tune
$15 for each driver
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!
Interim Rules and Procedures:
- No on site payments allowed. Only online registered and online paid entrants allowed.
- No spectators allowed. Only paying entrants and event workers are allowed on site.
- Face masks are mandatory when within 30 feet of the timing truck/RV. Bring your own face masks and gloves!
- No loaner helmets will be available. You must bring your own helmet.
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.
If your car doesn't already have Great Lakes Solo Series decals, decals are available for $3 a set. These decals are mandatory.