About this event
Fort Wayne Region Sports Car Club of America presents:
Fort Wayne Region Solo School and Points Event #1
The Fort Wayne Region Solo School is geared towards novice drivers who want to learn about autocross and drivers looking to gain more experience. Registration for the event begins at 8:00 a.m. After registration there will be time to meet fellow drivers and get to know some of the instructors. The classroom session starts at 9:00 with an introduction from the Solo Director and a brief session over what to expect when attending a Fort Wayne Region points event. The next classroom session will teach some basics of car control and how certain parts of the car interact with each other during racing. After the classroom session, we will break for lunch before entering the driving sessions. During the afternoon session, the students will be paired up with an instructor who may be familiar with their car. The instructors will teach from the passenger’s seat, but the student has the option to let the instructor drive their car to learn. After the driving session we will debrief and re-cap what to expect at points events. The lunch for the Solo School will be provided - details of the lunch will be announced at a later date.
8:00AM to 9:00AM: Registration & Tech
9:00AM to 9:15AM: Solo Director Intro
9:30AM to 10:30AM: Intro to Autocross (Take the course)
10:45AM to 11:00AM: 2021 Novice of the year
11:00AM to 11:30AM: Understanding your car
11:45PM to 1:00PM: LUNCH* and question and answer
1:30PM to 4:30PM: Apply what you've learned
4:30PM to 5:00PM: Debrief and clean up
*Lunch provided by FWR - Meal TBD
Cost (Lunch Included for Saturday school only):
SCCA Member: $50
SCCA Non-Member: $60
Points Event #1:
7:45 - 8:45: Registration
8:00 - 9:00: Tech open
8:00 - 9:15: Course walk*
9:15 - 9:30: Novice Walk
9:30 - 9:45: Drivers meeting
10:00: First car on course
*once the safety stewards clear and verify the course
SCCA Member: $35
SCCA Non-Member: $45
By pre-registering on Motorsportsreg.com you will receive a $5 discount.
Register for both the Solo School and Points Event #1 and receive a $15 discount on the combined weekend events.
SCCA Member: $70
SCCA Non-Member: $90
Everyone on site must sign the SCCA insurance waiver and have a valid driver license to compete. If the driver is under 18, they must have a minor waiver signed by both parents – contact Keith Hagen for details. Events run rain or shine.
Keith Hagen - Solo Director
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (765) 431-1173
All Minors (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, M2015, M2010, M2005, 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.
Drivers are responsible for knowing the classification of their own car with modifications before the event. Official 2020 rules can be found online at https://www.scca.com/pages/solo-cars-and-rules