About this event
Join us on Thursday May 11th, 2023 for VCMC Time Attack #1 at Mission Raceway Park hosted by VCMC Motorsport Club.
Time Attack events are held as a No-Passing Time Attack and is open to drivers of various experience levels. Drivers are grouped by their lap time and vehicle class to ensure that all the drivers and vehicles in each session are evenly matched.
Time Attack offers a safe environment for those looking to join a group of people who test both their personal limits and the limits of the car. We aim to create a constructive community for participants to work together and defeat the proverbial clock.
Novices are welcome as long as you have had previous track or autocross experience. You must have had completed 1 high performance driver education or lapping event, or a full season of autocross to be eligible. Novices are not eligble for timing nor do they require a CACC time attack licence.
Novices will be put under instruction in a lead follow format under the direction of qualified instructors.
Entry Fee **Prices subject to change prior to release date**
*A timing transponder is required for this event. A transponder is offered for drivers who do not have one for $35. You do not need a transponder if you are in novice class.
*VCMC Membership is included. You automatically become a VCMC member when you register and attend an event.
*A 2023 CACC Time Attack License is required prior to participation.
Event registration can be completed prior to completing your CACC Time Attack Licence, however a License application and payment must be completed prior to event participation.
All registrations must be accompanied by electronic payment.
Your entry fee does not include dinner.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have or discuss our Time Attack program with any of our Time Attack Directors.
The Time Attack night event will be limited to a maximum of 30 paid participants plus organizing volunteers. (This number is subject to change pending additional room)
4:00 PM - Gates & tech open
4:45 PM - Mandatory drivers meeting
5:00 PM - on track sessions begin
9:00 PM - on track activities cease
10:00 PM - premises must be vacated
*The schedule is tentative and subject to change during the event.
The event will include 2 warmup/ qualifying sessions and 3+ timed sessions (time permitting)
Qualifying runs: ~15 minutes
Drivers will first qualify during the first heat of the event, vehicle run heats will be determined from these times and grouped into timed run heats.
Timed runs: Out-lap, 3 timed laps, cool-down lap
Run heats will be staggered based on each cars fastest time of the day. If you surpass another vehicles lap time, you will run ahead of them in your heat. Organizers will actively update and stager drivers based on their perspective lap times.
A novice driver is one who has not competed in at least three Time Attack No passing, six documented Lapping events or an approved driving school.
New drivers and novices must attend the novice talk which will be held at the Raceway prior to the event starting. The session covers the rules of the event, safety concerns, passing rules and mental preparation for track driving. Novices are not allowed to carry passengers except for an instructor in practice sessions. Under no circumstances are passengers allowed in Hill Climb or Time Attack events, during competition runs.
Novices will be driving in a lead follow manner with a qualified instructor.
A Novice Time Attack license-holder may apply for an upgrade to a Senior license after competing in the required CACC sanctioned Time Attack events or CACC accredited school.
Technical inspection shall be mandatory for all cars with special attention given to brakes, suspension, throttle linkages, and loose articles in the car. The responsibility to ensure that the cars and driver’s equipment complies with all regulations and is safe rests solely on the entrant and driver. The very act of presenting a car for any Technical Inspection is deemed to be an acceptance of this responsibility.
Convertibles: All soft top or hard top convertible vehicles are ineligible to participate unless they are equipped with adequate roll protection as specified in the CACC Time Attack Rules and pass the "broomstick test". Factory roll hoops do not count as pre-approved roll protection.
A complete technical inspection breakdown can be found on page 19 of the CACC Time Attack Rules.
Tech check includes, but is not limited to:
-Brakes (min. 50% all around), pedal firm and not soft
-Steering components tight
-Suspension components nothing loose (Ball-joint, bushings)
-No leaking fluids
-Throttle not sticking
-Remove all loose items in car
-Proper tires and tread depth
-Wheel nut/bolt torqued
-No major cracks in windscreen
-No loose body panels
-Seat belts working in factory condition; aftermarket harness FIA or SFI approved and not expired
-Coolant level adequate
-Door can be opened from both inside/outside
-Windshield wiper operating and working in good condition for the track (if rain is present)
-Fuel cap present and not leaking
-Exhaust note is within db limit for the track
-Driver: Helmet (minimum Snell 2010 rating), proper footwear (closed toe), long sleeve shirt, and long pants.
Track noise limit is 95db measured from the racing line. Vehicles that exceed the sound limit will not be permitted to run.
All drivers and passengers must wear a Snell M 2010 (or newer with a SFI balaclava) or Snell SA helmet 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).
Loaner helmets are available upon request, if one is needed please make a note of it while registering prior to the event.
Sport racers or any low sitting purpose built race cars are not eligible to run with the street cars at our events due to safety concerns. If you are driving a Sports Racer at the event please contact the organizer prior to the event.
We wil be classifying cars under the SCCA Time Trials System. Please refer to the SCCA Time Trials class my car tool for more information. If you have questions you can ask on our Facebook Group, Forum or send an email to our competition director at firstname.lastname@example.org