About this event
Providing BC with a 2022 Time Trials Series
Join us on Saturday October 1st, 2022 for a Time Trials track day at Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit
Gates open at 8:30am with on-track activities from 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Time Trials events are open to both new and experienced drivers looking to join a community, improve their driving, learn safe track etiquette, and have a fun day. Compared to a Lapping or HPDE event, Time Trials limits each track session to 3 full hot-laps and offers an increased number of sessions per day. This format reduces the peak temperatures your car sees and reduces overall costs.
This event is limited to 36 time trial seats and 8 first timers (non-timed spots).
Instruction will be provided to the novice group in either a lead-follow format or in-vehicle instruction depending on COVID-19 regulations. This will allow you to safely become acclimatized to the track. In order to focus on instruction and learning the track, the novice group will not be timed for their first event.
Early bird discount - eligible to those who sign up one month prior to registration close
*A timing transponder is required timed run groups. A transponder is offered to drivers at our cost of $29
*No refunds within two months of the event date. All refunds are subject to a mandetory 10% cancellation fee
1) A valid BC, Alberta, or Washington drivers license is required. No additional licenses are required.
2) Vehicle numbers are required.
3) All registrations must be accompanied by electronic payment.
4) Your entry fee does not include lunch.
5) Registrants will be responsible for their own track clean-ups, vehicle tow fees, track or transponder damage, or any associated fees billed to SGMC.
6) Feel free to ask any questions you may have by emailing the event registrar.
The Time Trials (full track day) event will be limited to a maximum of 36 Time Trials participants plus one Coaching heat (New Drivers)
8:30 am* - Gates open
9:00 am - Check in and receive transponder
9:25 am - Mandatory drivers meeting
10:00 am - Warm-up sessions begin (maximum 14 vehicles on track)
11:20 am - Timed session 1 & 2
1:00 pm - Lunch (not provided)
2:00 pm - Timed sessions 3 & 4
4:10 pm - Open lapping
5:00 pm - On track activities cease
6:00 pm - Premises must be vacated
*BC Ferries arrives at Duke point - 7:15am, or at Departure Bay - 8:10am. It is a 45 minute drive to VIMC.
**The schedule is tentative and subject to change
The event will include 2 warmup sessions, 4 timed sessions, and 1 open lapping session.
Warm-up runs: ~10 minutes (2 warm-up sessions on a full day event)
Lap times during warm-up runs will not be counted. Use these sessions to familiarize yourself with the track and warm-up your vehicle. These times may be used to organize drivers into the timed run groups.
Timed runs: Out-lap, 3 timed laps, cool-down lap (4 timed sessions)
Drivers will be released from the grid starting from the fastest to slowest lap time. If you surpass another vehicles lap time, please grid ahead of them during the next session. Organizers will actively help you grid based on previous lap times. Please help the grid marshalls by parking behind faster vehicles.
Open Lapping (from 4:00pm to 5:00pm)
No times are recorded during open lapping sessions. Three 16 minute open lapping sessions will be open to all participants at the end of the day/
First Time Driver
You have never attended a track event before. This is your first time at VIMC or any other track event.
You have participated in lapping or HPDE events at other tracks.
You have driven at VIMC before.
If your vehicle has been well maintained and your brakes have been recently serviced, you are likely eligible to participate.
Technical inspection is mandatory for all cars with special attention given to brakes, suspension, throttle linkages, and loose articles in the car. The responsibility is on the participant to ensure that the car's and driver’s equipment complies with all rules and regulations. The very act of presenting a car for any technical inspection is deemed to be an acceptance of this responsibility. Please contact the registrar with any questions after registering.
Convertibles: Convertibles must meet SCCA Time Trials Safety and must be actively insured for road use.
Tech inspection includes, but is not limited to:
-Brake pads (min. 50% all around), fluid has been recently flushed and pedal is firm
-Brake rotors are not cracked
-Steering components are tight
-No loose suspension components (Ball-joints, bushings)
-No leaking fluids
-Battery is secure
-Throttle is not sticking
-No loose items in car
-Proper tires and tread depth for the weather
-Wheel nuts/ bolts are torqued
-No cracks in windscreen greater than 4"
-No loose body panels
-Seat belts are working perfectly; aftermarket harness is FIA or SFI approved and not expired
-Hood is secure
-Helmet meets minimum rating requirement
-Closed toe footwear
Track noise limit is 95db measured 50 feet from the racing line. Vehicles that exceed the sound limit will not be permitted to run.
All drivers and passengers must wear a Snell SA 2010 or Snell M helmet (Snell M rated helmets require a balaclava) when on track and any designated hot areas. Any car with a roll bar/ cage must use a Snell SA helmet (Snell M not allowed).