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TSSCC 2021 Championship TrackSprint


TSSCC 2021 Championship TrackSprint

SCCA - Chicago Region - Tri-State Sports Car Council

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, IL


Registration closed September 19, 2021 3:10 PM at 2021-09-19T13:10:00-0700 Registration ends September 19, 2021 3:10 PM at 2021-09-19T13:10:00-0700 Registration opens August 8, 2021 12:00 AM at 2021-08-07T22:00:00-0700 Registration runs from August 8, 2021 12:00 AM to September 19, 2021 3:10 PM

No cones, no course-work, just RACING! TRACKSPRINT!!!

Join Tri-State Sports Car Council for some fun, timed runs at Autobahn Country Club! 

Important COVID-19 note: If for any reason we are unable to hold this event and we (TSSCC and/or Autobahn CC) have to cancel it (for example: extension of the “Shelter in Place” order), your credit card will not be charged.

You are responsible for bringing your own PPE. Autobahn requires face masks before they will allow you on-site; we also require them when interacting with event staff throughout the day.

TrackSprint uses ¾ of a course -- sometimes North, sometimes South -- for a time attack run unlike any other event. Just you and your ride against the clock. No passing allowed, no wheel to wheel. Cars will be spaced at minimum intervals to get you maximum seat time. No transponders or fancy equipment needed, but please have numbers on your car which are legible from the timing tower (autocross rules apply here).

This is run similar to an autocross while being nowhere near as hard on your equipment. You will leave pit lane from a standing start when directed by the starter and attack the course. After turn six you will be tripping the finish timer, there will be a short cool down portion of the track remaining before you enter pit lane to restage for your next run. We start with three runs for each run group and evaluate total run count based on time remaining after everyone has 3 runs in the books. We do not guarantee any amount of time on track or more than 3 runs.

Driver check in starts 2 ½ hours prior to the event; arrive early with tech sheets due and helmets ready to be inspected. We do not offer vehicle technical inspection, we only verify. Loaner helmets will unfortunately not be available at this time.

No instructors are offered. Ride-alongs for other registered participants are not permitted at this time. Event spectators are not permitted on-site.

There will be a mandatory drivers meeting with in depth instructions on track etiquette 30 minutes before the course goes hot. Be there early - we will not wait for stragglers, and any competitors walking in late may be asked to leave; if you are found not in attendance, you WILL be asked to leave. No refunds, no exceptions. Information given at the meeting is crucial to EVERYONE. 

Event Day Schedule

Please watch for updates to the event-day schedule. Plan to arrive early enough to check in with registration and get your car ready (remove loose items, change tires, etc.) to roll so you can be on time for the drivers meeting. Concessions will not be open so plan accordingly.

TrackSprint events at Autobahn have a 3 hour window during which we are allowed on track, closing at sun-down. Posted event times are the time at which the track goes hot.

On-site registration opens 2 ½ hours ahead of our start-time and closes 45 minutes prior. You MUST arrive on site with your self-tech sheet in-hand and be through registration before it closes. Workers are volunteers and need time to get their own cars prepped and ready before the drivers’ meeting.

The MANDATORY drivers’ meeting starts promptly 30 minutes before the first car is off. Be there, on time, ready to go.

Trophies are awarded 15-20 minutes after the course closes to permit our timing crew time to complete final audits, review and prepare final results, and deliver them.

EXAMPLE SCHEDULE - please adjust appropriately based on the published event time (for this example, that is 4:30 PM)

  • 2:00 PM - On-site registration check in opens
  • 3:45 PM - On-site registration check in closes (if you are not checked in by 3:45 PM, you will not be allowed to run)
  • 3:30 PM - Advance run group staging begins
  • 4:00 PM - MANDATORY DRIVERS MEETING
  • 4:30 PM - Published event time. Course goes HOT Advance run group first
  • 7:30 PM - Course closed
  • 7:50 PM (Approximately) - Trophy Presentation

2021 Events

 

Event Date

Registration Open

Drivers’ Meeting

Track Goes Hot

May 15

2:00 PM to 4:15 PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

June 19

2:30 PM to 4:45 PM

5:00 PM

5:30 PM

July 2

TBA

TBA

TBA

July 23

2:30 PM to 4:45 PM

5:00 PM

5:30 PM

August 6

2:00 PM to 4:15 PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

September 19

1:00 PM to 3:15 PM

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

 

SCCA membership is required for this event. If you are not a member already, use the event for non-SCCA members, which includes the $15 weekend membership fee. This $15 can be applied toward an annual SCCA membership. Non-members will need to fill out the weekend membership form on-site. Members will need to show your membership card at the event; if you do not, you will need to pay for a weekend membership on-site.

Event Fees

$100 event fee

There is an additional $20 on-site registration fee the day of the event.

Discounts

$5 TSSCC member

$20 early registration - ends 4 days before the event

TSSCC will be using SCCA Time Trial rules for this event. Please take the time to figure out which class your car belongs in prior to registering. Contact the registration team with any remaining questions.

Are you new? 

  • Arrive on Autobahn property and stop at main building and sign waiver. Autobahn requires a face-mask to be allowed on-site.
  • Proceed to registration, all people in attendance must additionally sign TSSCC waiver.
  • Return to car, make car race ready, and proceed to drivers meeting.
  • We run rain or shine in all kinds of temperatures. However, the event will be temporarily suspended while lightning is observed in the immediate area. Please bring appropriate rain/cold/hot/sunny weather gear. Make sure you also bring something to cover and/or secure your gear while it is not in your car (plastic garbage bags or a tarp).