About this event
Tarheel Sports Car Club
2012 Annual Inspection Tech Day (Raleigh Area)
All cars that wish to participate in any THSCC HPDE/Time Trial event must have their car inspected using our safety inspection form by an independent garage (i.e. this is NOT a self-tech). Periodically, we offer this service for only the cost of the inspection stickers ($5.00 for vehicle and helmet stickers, due in cash or check, paid on site.)
We try to host these tech days at one or more of our track event sponsors so our members can see who's supporting the program. However, participants have the option to choose their local shop for a single event inspection or a shop from the approved list for an annual inspection. Space is always limited at these tech days, so be sure to register early. We will be using three lifts starting at 8:30 and have 6 cars scheduled in each one hour block.
If you have need for a dyno pull for any other club or event please contact the sponsor directly for information and an appointment.
Long Road Racing – Winning with Personal Service
3208 Spottswood Street - Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27615
You must pre-register for your time slot. The inspection fee ($5) will be collected at the time of a passing inspection (you will not be charged if your car does not pass inspection for whatever reason.)
We have set up time slots for the tech sessions. If you need multiple appointments (different cars) please sign up for one, then email us. We recommend that you come no earlier than 30 minutes before your scheduled time slot. This will help us reduce traffic and long lines coming in and out of the facility. When you arrive, we will check you in and begin the tech process so we can keep things moving along smoothly.
Please download the technical inspection form and have it ready for us when we pre-inspect your car. For a more detailed explanation of the tech form, you can also download the Tech Guide in PDF form.
With the exception of race tires (if you're driving to the tech day) please have all your track-day equipment installed and ready for inspection when you arrive (i.e. seats, harnesses, roll bars, etc.)
We will not have the time nor ability to fix most issues on site, however, those that can be dealt with on site will be (within reason of course.) If we find items that need fixing before we can issue a sticker, we will note those items on the inspection form and we will re-inspect the items at event sign-in or at a later inspection date, where we will then issue the tech sticker (and charge you the $5 fee.)
Remember: ALL convertibles, and all cars participating in the time trial, must have an SCCA Time Trials approved 4-point roll bar. If you plan on running a convertible with the top down, you must also use arm restraints. All roll bars will be measured for diameter and wall thickness (Roll bars must have a 3/16 inch inspection hole in an accessible straight section of tubing.) If your convertible does not have a roll bar installed, don't bother bringing it to our tech day (The only exceptions to date are pre-2006 Porsche Boxters with the Brey-Krause roll hoop extension and the 2007+ '987' Boxters with factory hoops). T-tops/Targa roofs/sun roofs will be inspected for proper fitment. We reserve the right to require they be removed for track use. In any open-top car, the driver's head must pass the "broomstick" test. This means a helmeted driver must be able to pass under a line connecting the top of the windshield and the top of the roll bar or roof.