About this event
It's time for the 4th weekend of the 2017 Midwest Division Solo Series presented by R&S Racing and Solo Performance Specialties. Ozark Mountain Region SCCA is pleased to present this exciting weekend of autocross at Crowder College Truck Driving School in Neosho, Missouri. Enjoy July in the Ozarks with 375,000 square feet of grippy, tire-friendly, and wide open asphalt. Located just south of Joplin, Missouri, the Crowder College Truck Driving School site is centrally located to the Midwest division, and is an easy four-lane haul from most locations via I-44 and I-49.
New this year! Live timing on site via our wifi. We have new T&S software (Axtime) this year and it allows this feature. Instructions will be handed out in your packets at registration. Pro-tip - if you use this to follow along with the event as it unfolds - turn off your 4G or prioritize your wifi connection to help maintain your connection to our routers. Specifics depend on phone type and model. Anyhow, it's cool, we've been using it this year for our regional events and been getting very positive feedback on it.
What is an Inter-regional Solo?
If you have never been to a divisional-level autocross, this is your chance to compete against some of the best drivers from the Midwest by combining the best times from two days of competition. Want to become better at autocross? Come to this event and compete and observe some of the best drivers in this part of the country and allow some of their skills to rub off on you. Seriously, there's a lot to be learned from observation and paying attention at higher level events like this. This will also be a points-paying regional event for members of the OMRSCCA host region, and loaner helmets will be available. More information here:
$70 for SCCA members for both days. This includes the meal on Saturday night.
Additional meals are $10
Junior Karts are $40 for both days for SCCA members. Junior Karting Steward will have to be provided by participant.
$20 weekend SCCA memberships are available and mandatory for those that are not SCCA annual members
While discouraged, for those people who can only attend for one day due to scheduling conflicts and so forth, the member rate is $45 (dinner not included). Do try to come for both days, though. It's fun, and adds to the overall quality of the event. Also, this arrangement is by appointment only.
Pre-registration is required, and payment can be made !!! ONLY BY CASH OR CHECK !!! at the event. SCCA weekend memberships will be accepted. Click the button below to see more details and continue.
Friday, July 7
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Tech and check-in at Crowder College Trucking School, course open for walking (although likely not quite finalized by 5:00)
You must show your current Driver's License and SCCA member card or acquire an SCCA weekend membership.
Sandwiches or equivalent and refreshments will be provided first come first served at registration Friday night, courtesy of Ozark Mountain Region of the SCCA.
Saturday, July 8
6:30 a.m. – Site open, cars to grid
7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. – Late check-in and tech by appointment only
8:30 a.m. – Divisional first-timer's course walk and orientation
9:00 a.m. – Driver's meeting and worker check-in (drivers must be present to compete)
9:30 a.m. – First car off
Saturday evening's banquet will be on the Crowder College campus, Williams Building (aka the Ag Building), very near to our event on campus.
- Sliced brisket w/burnt ends
- Pulled pork
- Cole slaw
- Baked beans
- Sheet cake
- Tea & lemonade
note: this year we've arranged for twice the amount of meat as compared to previous years
We've included one banquet ticket (yours) with your registration. Additional tickets for guests are available for $10 each.
Here's a link to a campus map:
Sunday, July 9
6:30 a.m. – Site open
6:30 - 7:00 a.m. - Late check-in and tech for single day Sunday entrants by appointment only and subject to approval
7:00 a.m. – Course open for walking, cars to grid
8:15 a.m. – Worker check-in
8:30 a.m. – First car off
MiDiv event trophy presentation after end of competition on Sunday.
OMRSCCA has arranged group rates with hotels convenient to the event site. Call and mention "SCCA Midiv"
Best Western Big Spring Lodge
We have a block of 12 rooms, 2 King bed , the rest are all w/2 Queens and all are non-smoking
rate is 72.99 + tax negotiated down from $85.99
reference SCCA Midiv when calling in
Super 8 Neosho
10 rooms reserved for us - 9 w/2 Queens, and 1 w/2 Fulls
all are non-smoking
reference SCCA Midiv for %10 off
Also, camping is allowed on and adjacent to the "small" lot where we paddock. Tents may use the grass right off of the lot. No RV hookups are available, and buildings with bathrooms will be locked at night (although there will be porta potties available. The campus is secure and patrolled. Follow our good behavior practices just like we do during the day and abide by the rules of the campus. Keep in mind also, that this is a military training facility and as such is worthy of an appropriate level of respect. This is a premiere autocross site. We want to do everything possible to maintain our good relationship with Crowder College. No hooning.
Event Supplemental Rules and Information
(Complete supplemental regulations will be included in your registration packet.)
2017 MiDiv Solo Series Weekend #4, aka Events #7 & 8
Crowder College in Neosho, MO
This is a sanctioned Sports Car Club of America Solo event held under the 2017 Solo Rules and 2017 R&S/SPS MiDiv Solo Series rules, supplemented by the following regulations. A minimum of three runs each of the two days will be allotted.
There are gas stations, WalMart, and fast food on Highway 59 about a mile North of the intersection of MO-D. There is no air available at the site, so prepare accordingly. Our friends at the Crowder College Trucking School sometimes grill lunch on-site at modest cost, as a fund raiser for their scholarship program. If they are able to get the volunteers to grill lunch, please do your best to support them. It's for a worthy cause, it's convenient, and in my experience the burgers have been tasty.
Safety and Conduct
Spectators and competitors not working must view the course from designated spectator points.
A walking pace must be maintained in areas outside course. Speeding, burnouts, tire-warming, and other inappropriate activities at or near the site are potential grounds for event disqualification at the discretion of the series Solo Steward, event chairperson, safety stewards, or their designees. The site is an active flight line, and there will be no tolerance for unsafe, reckless, or unsportsmanlike behavior.
In grid and paddock, please drive slowly and be mindful of people, cars, equipment, and oncoming traffic sharing close quarters. Be aware that youth karts are anticipated entrants, and that no vehicles may be in motion during their runs.
A limited number of loaner helmets will be available. If using one during a run, please return it to the loaner helmet area.
Run/work assignments will be pre-assigned based on the entry list, and in a manner that balances heat sizes and worker coverage. Changes in class or no-shows may demand a change in heat arrangement.
Workers should be ready to report for work before their heat begins. Heat changeovers will be brief. Please listen for announcements made by the Chief or Workers and be on time for your work assignment. Lateness may be taken as a no-show, and result in a disqualification.
Vehicle Identification and Marking
Car number and class must meet the minimum requirements outlined in the Solo Rules. Shoe polish is not acceptable.
Cars must display the applicable series contingency stickers. Decals will be available from Tech and the event sponsors, and will be checked during tech inspection.
Impound and Protests
Results will be posted on the timing and scoring trailer or delivered and posted to a separate paddock area if required during each heat. Immediately report discrepancies to the event chair or his designee so that they can be brought to timing and scoring for review. Please do not bother the timing and scoring trailer during competition.
Cars must remain in their grid spot after competition runs until released by grid personnel. If equipped, cars must have their trunks and hoods open after their last run of the heat.
Protests must be reported immediately to the chief of grid, event chair, or series Solo Steward for review by the series Solo Steward.