CANCELLED 2020 TSCC March Autocross Novice School requirements on Mar 28, 2020 (526802) |

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CANCELLED 2020 TSCC March Autocross Novice School

Event Requirements

Registration closed March 27, 2020 6:00 PM on March 27, 2020 6:00 PM EDT Registration ends March 27, 2020 6:00 PM on March 27, 2020 6:00 PM EDT Registration opens February 29, 2020 12:00 AM on February 29, 2020 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from February 29, 2020 12:00 AM to March 27, 2020 6:00 PM

This Autocross Novice School is geared towards novices to get some one-on-one instruction and a lot of seat-time to get their driving skills up to speed. If you have less than 10 events under your belt, this is for you!

During the morning, all students will take runs on an autocross course with key elements strung together un-timed, to work on technique and focus on driving. Afternoon runs will be timed to gauge progress, like a normal autocross course.

The event is currently limited to 24 students with additional entries added to a wait list. In the event of cancellations or additional instructors being available, people in the waiting list will be notified. We are committed to provide the best novice instruction we can and will limit each instructor to 2 students. Pending instructor availability, up to 25 students may be accepted... this is limited to give everybody as many runs as possible.

Novice School Entry will get you lunch provided for the school, plus a $10 credit for Points Event #1 the following day on March 15th

7:30                 Gates Open
7:30 - 8:00       Registration + pairing up students with instructors
7:45 - 8:15       Tech

8:00-8:30         Instructors Meeting
8:30                 Drivers Meeting / Class/ Group Instruction
9:20                 Break up into groups - Group 1 to Grid
9:30                 First Car Off
9:30 - 10:30     Course Driving Group 1
10:30 - 11:30   Course Driving Group 2

11:30 - 12:30   Working Lunch (Provided by TSCC) with open discussion about driving techniques, things learned, etc.
12:30               Instruction resumes
12:30 - 1:30     Course Driving Group 1
1:30 - 2:30       Course Driving Group 2
2:30 - 3:30       Course Driving Both Groups (Instructors working Course)
3:30                 End of Day meeting all help set up course for Sunday/clean up

*Schedule Subject to Change

Car Preparation/Tech Inspection 

Cars must be fully prepared before proceeding to tech.

  • Check all lug nuts (wheel bolts) are present and torqued according to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Inspect your tires, ensure no cords are showing, do not use tire shine.
  • Check your brakes for pedal pressure and proper brake fluid levels
  • Clean windshield/windows.
  • Place your registration card under the driver’s side wiper.
  • Check throttle return spring
  • Check wheel bearings
  • Ensure your car is not leaking excessive amounts of fluid
  • Ensure your battery is secured(Bungee Cords are not an authorized method of securing the battery)
  • Interior:  Clean out all unnecessary items from inside your car (i.e. floor mats, loose speakers, items hanging on rear view mirror, wrappers, tools, etc) Plan on bringing a couple grocery bags with you for this purpose
  • Trunk:  Remove spare tire, tools, jack, loose/unsecured items
  • Helmet:  Helmets must be SNELL M2005, SA2005, K2005 or newer; SFI 31.1, 41.1, 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, 41.2A or British spec BS6658-85 type A/FR are also acceptable.  Any helmet must fit properly and in good condition.  DOT helmets that do not meet the more stringent regulations are not permitted.  Club loaner helmets are available for those who do not personally own an approved helmet
  • Sound Limits:  TSCC will be enforcing sound limits of 100dB as measured per SCCA rules, and will be enforced per Appendix I of the 2019 SCCA National Solo Rules.

Course Workers:

The most common work assignment, especially for novices, is course working.  Course workers stand at worker stations around the course and reset cones as they get knocked over.

  • Never turn your back on a car!  You need to look down to reset the cone, but keep one eye on that car as long as it's still on-course.
  • When you set a cone, please RUN, don't walk, and hustle back.  This is for your safety, and helps the event run smoothly.
  • The Radio operator at each worker station will also hold red flag - unfurled - but holding the tip to keep it from flapping in the breeze.  The radio operator should be calling in downed cones, not running for them.
  • If you see a dangerous situation, do not hesitate, throw a red flag and call "RED FLAG, RED FLAG" on the radio.  If one red flag is thrown, all stations will throw red flags.
  • No sitting or kneeling at worker stations while cars are on the course.  We try to place worker stations in safe positions, but drivers can lose control in unlikely places- you need to be on your toes and ready to react at any instant.
  • Cameras, cell phones and other distractions are prohibited at worker stations.
  • Watch out for your fellow workers- keep them safe, too.
  • Only upright cones are assessed as penalties.  Lay-down pointer cones are not assessed as penalties unless struck after the finish.  Cars are required to be under control after passing the finish beams; any cone struck after the finish disqualifies the run.

Radio etiquette:

TSCC assigns one experienced course-worker at each station to operate the radio and red flag.  The radios used by TSCC have a delay after depressing the transmit button, and the first second or so gets cut off, so always pause before speaking.  State "[pause] Control, this is Station [#]".  After Control replies, key the button, pause, and call in your report.  This etiquette is especially important for events at large venues where 2-3 cars are on course at once and multiple cone penalties are being assessed simultaneously.  The exception to this is a red flag, which should be called immediately.  When reporting penalties, always refer to the car number, not the car description.

Insurance Waiver

All competitors will be required to sign an insurance waiver upon entering the facility.  Minors will need to have a minor waiver signed by both parents in order to compete or to ride along.  The minimum age for riding along is 12 years.

Important Site Information:

In addition to the customary competition requirements you also agree to abide by the following rules and regulations required by our host facility.

  1. You will drive no faster than walking speed while in the Paddock, Grid or elsewhere on the site.
  2. There is NO tire warming anywhere on the site.
  3. There is NO vehicle testing anywhere on the site.
  4. The only authorized smoking area is near the Dumpster including Vapor Cigarettes 

Karts and Junior Carts are NOT allowed to run at this event.

TSCC operates under the SCCA rules for almost all cases complete rules can be found HERE.

TSCC may be monitoring, recording, and enforcing sound levels at this event.

Registration closed March 27, 2020 6:00 PM at March 27, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

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