Sat, Sep 7 - Sun, Sep 8, 2024

SCCA Reno Region Track Event/Time Trial 5 & 6

Thunderhill Raceway Park

About this event

                                            “Held Under the SCCA Time Trials Rules”

                                       Sanction Numbers  24-TERG-61995 / 24-TTTA-61996  

RENO SCCA Track Event & Time Time Attack #5 & #6

Saturday September 7&8, 2024 at Thunderhill Raceway Park,  located seven miles west of Willows, CA  at 5250 Hwy 162, Willows CA 95988

Welcome to the 2024 Fall Fling, a Two Day Combined Track Event and Time Attack at the Thunderhill 2 Mile West Road Course. Day 1 & Day 2 will feature the full course.. All groups receive four 20 minute sessions each day. Loaner helmets are available no-charge.

Overnight camping with electrical hookup is available for a nominal fee for drivers Friday and Saturday nights and no-charge for volunteer officials. The paddock must be cleared by 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening following the event.

Saturday evening Social/Party with hot food, beverages and music is open to all. Come enjoy the camaraderie , do some bench racing and enjoy some relaxing time with fellow enthusiasts.

Track Event (TE) is non-timed lapping in your car, with an emphasis on learning. Instruction will be in-classroom and in-car or observation. No previous experience required. Most street legal automobiles and some classes of race prepared cars are allowed. Open top automobiles must have removable factory hardtop installed, factory rollover protection or an SCCA Time Trials approved rollbar. See Track Event Rules and Reno SCCA Supps for driver and vehicle eligibility requirements. 

Time Attack is a timed competition for fastest lap, open to almost all street-licensed cars and those prepared to the current SCCA Time Trials Rules. Transponders are available ($30 rental fee) at Reno Region Time Trial events. Cars prepared to Solo Street Prepared or Street Mod and most full race prepared cars are acceptable. Open top automobiles must have factory rollover protection or an SCCA Time Trials approved roll bar. Race Prepared Cars running in a GCR Race class must meet all requirements of their respective class including cage, window nets or arm restraints, fire suppression system and driver safety gear including fire suit, gloves, socks and driver restraint system. Head and neck restraint are highly recommended but not required. See Time Trials Rules and Reno SCCA Supps for driver and vehicle eligibility requirements and classification.

Entry Fees: Track Event (TE) / Time Attack (TA), One Day = $310, Both Days = $440, Dual entry + $100 (same car & driver in both Time Attack groups (TA 1 & TA 2). SCCA membership required; weekend memberships are available online for $20. This year we are offering a $40 Early Bird discount off of the entry fee for online registrations two weeks or more before the event. 1st time Novice TE driver entry fee is discounted $50.  A $25 Late Penalty for walk-on or late registration will be assessed at the event. 

Schedule  

Registration and Tech Inspection open at 7:00 a.m. 

Mandatory Drivers/Volunteer Meeting 8:15 a.m. 

Track Familiarization Tour beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Lunch Break at 12:30 p.m.

Link to Full Event Schedule, Officials, Meetings & Run Groups: https://www.renoscca.org/documents/Trials/TE_TT%20Event%20Schedule%2009%2007_08%202024.pdf

Event requirements

Sound Levels:  103dbA sound limit is in effect at all Thunderhill events between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Sound levels before 9:00 am and after 5:00 pm must not exceed 95 dbA. No race engines may be started at Thunderhill before 7:30 a.m. nor operate after 6:00 p.m.  

Tech Inspection: Participants must present their completed Pre-Event Tech Form or Vehicle Logbook (with annual inspection) and your helmet to the Tech Inspectors for approval. Download the Tech form here: https://www.renoscca.org/documents/Trials/2024%20Reno%20TE_TT%20Tech%20Sheet.pdf .  Vehicles with a standard SCCA Club Racing Vehicle Log book or SCCA Time Trials Vehicle log book with notification of Annual Tech or a minimum technical inspection will be considered as adequate for Tech Inspection.

Link to Supplementary Regulations https://www.renoscca.org/documents/Trials/2024%20Reno_TE_TT%20Supps%20.pdf

TRACK EVENT (TE) SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Reno SCCA Track Events provide an environment for drivers who simply want to increase the enjoyment of driving their vehicle. For most drivers, all it takes to be a part is your safe street car, a valid driver's license, and an approved helmet. TE is for drivers that wish to learn to drive at speed on a closed course and participate in performance driving on-track. Coaching is required in TE Green Novice (NG) and available on request in TE Blue Experience (EG). Timed competition is not allowed. TE will be run on any SCCA approved course configuration at the discretion of event organizers. TE drivers will be offered a minimum of four 20-minute sessions. Entrants will be placed in groups based on experience level at the discretion of the Event Lead and/or Chief Driver Coach.

Passing Rules:

  • Passing is not allowed on the ‘out lap’ prior to Start/Finish.
  • Passing will be allowed in designated passing zones with a point-by at the discretion of the Chief Driver Coach and communicated at the Driver’s Meeting.
  • Passing rules may vary by group and driver experience level.

Track Event Driver Requirements

Drivers who wish to participate in a SCCA Track Event must meet the below requirements.

  • Have a current Weekend or Full Membership of the SCCA.
  • Have a valid government-issued driver’s license.
  • Any driver that has the legal authority (license/permit) to operate an automobile on a public road may participate in a Track Event, as long as all restrictions of the driving license are met. If those restrictions require a passenger, that passenger must be an event Driver Coach assigned by the Chief Driving Coach.
  • Physically disabled drivers may use alternate vehicle controls and preparation items appropriate for the nature of their disability. In the case of a driver using alternate controls, extra care should be taken to ensure that the driver does have adequate control of the vehicle and that the control mechanisms can withstand competition use. 
  • A Participation Log is required and is available at registration for no-charge. Time Trial Driver license holders,SCCA Race Novice or Full Competition License holders, or alternate license holders are not required to have a Participation Log.

Track Event Vehicle Eligibility

  • Must meet Safety Level 1 Standards, and when necessary, the SCCA rules required for special construction (GT, Sports Racers, Formula Cars, Specials etc.).
  • Has at least four (4) wheels, grouped in equal sets of half of the wheels on the vehicle per side.
  • Is properly muffled.
  • Does not have a high center of gravity. Potentially unstable vehicles with a high center of gravity–determined by whether or not they are wider than they are tall–are excluded from SCCA Time Trials. Width is the average track width of the vehicle, and height is measured from the ground to the highest point. Extra caution should be exercised with non-traditional vehicles (e.g., trucks using racing slicks or tires with less than 200 tread wear rating). Is a vintage or alternate series racing car that meets safety specifications for their sanctioning body.
  • Cars need not be licensed or licensable for road use, so long as they otherwise comply with these rules.

 

TIME TRIALS (TT) SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

TT is a timed competition championship series open to experienced drivers. All Reno Time Trials drivers will be assigned to one of the Time Attack groups (TA1 or TA2). Additional groups may be added at the discretion of event organizers. Each TA group will consist of one Practice/Qualifying and three timed races. Drivers will initially be assigned to one of the groups based upon anticipated lap times. Best lap times from the Practice/Qualifying session will determine group grid order for Time Attack race sessions. (Group assignment and starting order may be altered by the Competition Director). Driver/Entrant may request to start at the back of the group.

Passing Rules:

  • Passing is not allowed on the pace lap prior to the ‘Green Flag.
  • Passing is allowed in Time Attack anywhere on course.
  • Point by is required in turns but may be altered by the Competition Director and communicated at the Driver’s Meeting.

Transponders (AMB TransX 260 or X2) are required on all cars in all Time Attack groups. A limited quantity of transponders are available for rent at Reno Time Trial events and can be reserved during registration on MSR.

Driver Requirements: All Drivers must comply with these SCCA Time Trials Driver Eligibility Rules: https://timetrials.scca.com/pages/driver-eligibility.

  • Be approved for Reno Track Event Experience (Blue) Group or higher.
  • Hold a valid government-issued driver’s license.
  • Hold a SCCA Time Trials Competition, SCCA  Road Race Novice or Full Competition license.
  • Hold a competition license from an approved sanctioning body upon verification by the event Registrar.
  • Be able to handle the physical and mental demands of competition for the length of a session for each session of the event: https://timetrials.scca.com/pages/physical-fitness-requirements

Time Trials Safety and Driver’s Gear Requirements   Sports, Tuner, Max and Unlimited Category Safety

Follow this link for complete SCCA Time Trial Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Safety requirements: https://timetrials.scca.com/pages/full-safety-rules. Vehicles running in Sport, Tuner, Prepped and Max Category must meet Safety Level 1 Standards or Safety Level 2 Standards. All other classifications must meet Safety Level 3 or GCR Safety Standards

Reno SCCA Time Trial (TT) Vehicle Eligibility: SCCA Time Trials Events are open to any vehicle that:

  • Meets all of the Safety Level 1 Standards, and when necessary, the SCCA rules required for special construction (GT, Sports Racers, Formula Cars, Specials etc).
  • Has at least four (4) wheels, grouped in equal sets of half of the wheels on the vehicle per side.
  • Is properly muffled and meets the track required 103dbA limit..
  • Does not have a high center of gravity. Potentially unstable vehicles with a high center of gravity–determined by whether or not they are wider than they are tall–are excluded from SCCA Time Trials. Width is the average track width of the vehicle, and height is measured from the ground to the highest point. Extra caution should be exercised with non-traditional vehicles (e.g., trucks using racing slicks or tires with less than 200 tread wear rating).
  • Is a vintage or alternate series racing car that meets safety specifications for their sanctioning body.
  • Cars need not be licensed or licensable for road use, so long as they otherwise comply with these rules.
  • Car Number & Class Designation:  All Time Trials (TT) competitors are requested to place car numbers (no more than three digits) and car class designation on both sides of the car.  Car numbers should be a minimum of 8” tall with a 1½” stroke and Class Identifiers should be a minimum of 4” tall with a 1” stroke. 
  • Physically disabled drivers may use alternate vehicle controls and preparation items appropriate for the nature of their disability. In the case of a driver using alternate controls, extra care should be taken to ensure that the driver does have adequate control of the vehicle and that the control mechanisms can withstand competition use.
  • Complies with the Time Trials National or Reno Region Only Vehicle Classification Requirements

RENO REGION SCCA TIME TRIALS VEHICLE CLASIFICATION: Reno Region Time Trials utilizes SCCA National Time Trials Vehicle Classifications as defined below. In addition, non-production or non-production-based vehicles like Sports Racers, Light Weight Specials, Formula Cars, Dwarf Cars, etc that are not eligible to compete in Time Trials National Tour or Time Trials Nationals are allowed in Reno Time Trials provided they meet the requirements spelled out in the Region Only Classes.

National Time Trials Vehicle Classifications

Reno Region Only Vehicle Classifications     

  • TIME TRIAL SPECIAL (TTS): SCCA Road Race. ASR, P1, P2, SRF, SRF3 or any open wheel, sports racer or other vehicle which doesn’t fit into any other class. Vehicles must meet safety requirements for SCCA HillClimb or GCR.
  • TIME TRIAL PRODUCTION BASED SPEC (TTSP): SCCA Road Race B-Spec, C-Spec, Spec Miata, IT. These Vehicles may also run in Sport, Tuner or Max Category provided preparation limits are not exceeded and 200 or greater tread wear rated tires are installed
  • TIME TRIAL VINTAGE 

VP1 – Production cars up to 1900cc

VP2 – Production cars 1901cc up to 3200cc

VP3 – Production cars over 3200cc

VFSR – All Formula and Sports Racers (no displacement split)

 

 

 

 

 

Entries (5)

BL
Boris Lokshin
DL
Darlyn Linka-Pettenati
JW
Jw Whitmarsh
JA
Jeffrey Acosta
RD
Rhea Dods

Thunderhill Raceway Park

Willows, CA
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