***New rules for 2014 in red.***
2/21/2014 - Initial Draft
3/26/2014 - Final Version
3/26/2014 - Added TT Class
CKRSCCA Solo events are conducted under Sports Car Club of America Solo rules. Additional rules specific to the CKRSCCA are listed below. Any additional judgments will be made using accepted customs established from the official's experience at other Solo events.
ALL JUDGEMENT OF THE EVENT OFFICIALS IS FINAL
LIABILITY RELEASE WAIVER: Notes regarding the liability release waivers.
REGISTRATION: Each driver must register to run on course. A valid driver's license must be presented at registration, along with proof of SCCA membership. All entrants must be an SCCA member through either a First Gear membership, regular membership, or weekend membership. Entry fee for registration is nonrefundable once the driver makes his/her first run.
Weekend membership cost is $10 in addition to the regular entry fee.
Competitors may enter each event only once (entrant may not enter an event in more than one Car Class).
- If you pre-register online using Motorsportreg.com and are an SCCA Member: $25
- If you register at the event ("walk-up") and are an SCCA Member: $30
*Entry fees are collected at pre-registration check-in and walk-up registration (not available at all sites). Entry fees can also be paid online when registering through Motorsportreg.com
**Entry fees reflect the price for the standard autocross events. Special events such as schools or test and tunes may be different.
CLASSES: Determination of the appropriate class to run in is the responsibility of the competitor. Tech inspectors verify car safety, they do not class cars. CKR will use Open classes as listed in the Solo Rule Book. Ladies Open classes will also be used. There is no Novice class. There will still be a novice walk-through at each event to help new drivers, but for simplicity and to help new members build up points for the season, we have chosen not to have a novice class.
CKRSCCA utilizes a special class known as the Road Tire Unlimited class (RTU). This is a regional only class. The purpose of this class is to allow some cars that do not fall into a normal Street Tire class to compete against other cars on street tires. Points will be based on the raw run times of each competitor. The PAX assigned will be the AM PAX of 1.0. Tires must be DOT-approved with a UTQG Treadwear Grade of 140 or higher.
CKRSCCA also offers a Test & Tune Class (TT). While results for this class will be printed and tallied, no trophies will be given for this class. TT only follows the SCCA rules for Safety. All other rules for the event also apply. TT will get no extra runs and will be assigned normal run and work heats.
The Classic American Muscle (CAM) is a new regional class for muscle cars on street tires and is explained in the 2014 rulebook in Appendix B. CKRSCCA will use the ESP pax with the street tire modifier of 0.975 for the CAM class.
CAR NUMBERS: Car class and numbers conforming to SCCA rules must be on the car at the time of tech inspection.
KM (Previously Formula 125): 100 and 125 cc Karts as listed in the Solo Rules book are legal in CKR on approved sites. Minor drivers (under 18) must have a driver's license unless the competitor is running in the Formula Junior class.
PAX: CKRSCCA uses PAX/RTP. OFFICIAL PAX INDEX
SINGLE CAR CLASS: A minimum of two cars makes a class. CKR does not use "bumping"; by the close of registration, if only a single entry exists in any class, this entrant will be grouped into a "Single Car Handicap" class to award trophies for that event, judging by the PAX index. However, year-end points will be awarded for each classed vehicle in their open class (since the definition of the Single Car Class includes cars with no other competitors of the same open class, each entrant will receive 1st place points for their open class.)
YEAR END CHAMPIONSHIP: Only CKR SCCA members or associate members in good standing are eligible for the year end Solo Championship. Non members may count results from two previously participated events as member entries when they submit their membership application. An SCCA member of another region can qualify for a CKR year end trophy by joining the CKR as an associate member (membership is $10.00 and like regular membership, a participant may count their two previously participated in points events toward the seasonal year end championship). A member must run a minimum of four points events in a class to be eligible for year end trophies. Year end trophies are awarded from points accumulated from a member''s best five points events in a class. This year we will have nine points events. The number of points earned at each points event is described below. This is the same point system utilized by the Great American Solo Series (GASS):
- Points/Event = 100 - [900 x (entrant's time - class winning time)/class winning time]
- DNF = 20 points
- DSQ = 0 points
Anyone who completes at least one timed run will receive a minimum of 20 points.
Tie breaker is as follows: The winner is the competitor with the highest score of total sum of scored points (not just the best four). This method favors a competitor's performance at more than just the minimal number of events.
POST SEASON CHALLENGE: This series will be scored over three events after the regular season is complete. CKR members and associate members are eligible for the challenge series.
- The first two events of the series will be qualifying events. We will conduct the events as normal fun events.
- The third event will have two heats....the first will be run normal fun event style and the second will consist of the shootout rounds to determine the series champion.
- The shootout rounds will be run using a 16 competitor bracket. To fill the brackets we will combine the PAX results of the first two challenge events and the top 10 will qualify for the shootout.
- The last six spots will be filled by random drawing. Competitors who have not qualified for the shootout will be able to enter the drawing at registration or opt out for the normal fun event heat one.
- The bracket will be seeded as top 10 PAX then the 6 last chance qualifiers. Competitors will be paired 1 vs 16, 2 vs 15 etc.
- All qualifiers will take two runs during the first pairing with the fast time advancing. All subsequent pairings are single run elimination. The remaining 8 qualifiers will pair again with the top 4 advancing. Then the last 4 will pair with fast times advancing. Then the last two will pair for the shootout champion!
- At this point we will have a consolation round and the 13 drivers who were eliminated will have the opportunity to either stand on their fastest run of the day or risk it for a one run shot at a king of the hill consolation prize. This is to ensure all drivers get at least 3 runs.
- The goal of having this series is to extend competition later in the season. There will be trophies awarded for the top 3 as well as the king of the hill consolation prize.
TECHNICAL INSPECTION: Cars must be presented in competition condition: Tires changed, no loose material in trunk and interior. Car number and class must be legible and visible on both sides of the car, double entries must have only one number visible at any time on course (so you the driver on course can be identified). Nitrous Oxide systems are not permitted on the site (first time entrants will be given a waiver requiring disconnection of the system). Any car deemed unsafe to run by the technical inspector cannot run that day. This decision is final and cannot be appealed. However, if changes are made to the vehicle, it may be presented again at a later date to be inspected.
NOISE CONTROL: All cars are highly encouraged to have adequate mufflers. Your car must be quieter than 94dbA measured at 100 feet away. You will receive a First Warning if you car measures greater than or equal to 94dbA at 100 feet. You will be allowed to fix your car before your next run. A Safety Steward or Tech Inspector must approve your changes before you are allowed to run again. If your car measures greater than or equal to 94dbA at 100 feet again you will not be able to continue to race at that event. Please note you will not be refunded for the event. The Solo or Event Chair reserves the right to make final noise control decisions. If noise becomes an issue at any of the sites, CKR reserves the right to amend our noise rules at any time with notice.
EQUIPMENT DAMAGE: If a driver cause damage to CKRSCCA equipment during an event, the driver will be charged at minimum $100 up to actual cost. The driver will not be allowed to participate in any CKRSCCA event until payment is received. If equipment damage becomes an issue at any of the sites, CKR reserves the right to amend our policy at any time with notice.
HELMETS: Helmet must have Snell 2000 or later sticker. We have a limited number of loaner helmets. You must get your own helmet to use before each run, and must return it to the same area where you got it immediately after each run.
PASSENGERS: Competitors shall not be passengers or drive the course at speed prior to completing their competition runs during a points event. Novices are only allowed to have a passenger who is an experienced driver serving as an instructor. This instructor must be assigned by event officials. All passengers must be SCCA members or complete the weekend membership form. (NO FEE REQUIRED FOR WEEKEND MEMBERSHIP PASSENGERS) All passengers must be at least 12 years old. Competitors are allowed as a passenger prior to completion of their runs if they are serving as an assigned novice assistant.
DRIVERS MEETING: YOU MUST ATTEND THE DRIVERS MEETING. This is where you receive the run/work order and schedule. Special announcements for the day are discussed.
WORKING: ALL COMPETITORS MUST WORK. Run-work order will be announced at the driver's meeting, and work assignments will be announced by the worker chief just before the beginning of each heat. You must check in prior to working. Failure to work your assignment will result in disqualification.
TIMED RUNS: Will be scored regardless of dry or rain. The number of runs during an event may be changed due to time constraints or severe weather.
RE-RUNS: Are granted for timing malfunction, if red flagged, or stopping for an obvious safety issue without being red flagged. Re-runs for a previously downed cone are only granted if the competitor stops and points to the cone. If you continue your run past a downed cone, you don't get a re-run, and the cone may be added to your time.
TIMING RESULTS: All announcements and preliminary results are unofficial. The official results will be posted as Final. Protests against timing & scoring will not be accepted without firm evidence. If you have a timing problem, PLEASE don't attempt to enter the timing trailer. Instead, find an official who will relay your concern. Any decisions made by the Solo Chair or Regional Executive on the day of the event are final, unless an official written protest is filed.
SAFETY: THE ORGANIZERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY TO ANY PERSON OR VEHICLE. Spectators must remain in designated areas. Anyone with a camera on course must be approved in advance by an official and be accompanied by an adult spotter (corner workers may not use a camera, and must stand during runs). Cell phone use on the course by workers, drivers or passengers is prohibited.
Course designers and the chief safety steward may take up to two safety runs together or separately to verify a course is safe for competition. These runs should not be at competition speed. Safety runs will not count against or in place of the regular competition runs for these individuals.
Any decision made by the Chief Safety Steward on a safety issue is final and cannot be protested.
WEATHER: The event may be delayed or cancelled for extreme weather. If so, the requirement to award trophies and points is that every car in a class has completed one run. Refunds only if an entire class can not complete one run. The decision can be made at anytime by the Chief Safety Steward to end an event due to inclement weather.
DISQUALIFICATION: The following are automatic disqualifiers
- Consumption of alcohol or drugs by an entrant, or anyone in their party, during the event.
- Burnouts, speeding, or any reckless or unsafe driving while not on course.
- Reckless or unsafe driving on course.
- Not reporting for your work assignment.
- THE EVENT OFFICIALS MAY DISQUALIFY ANYONE FOR BAD CONDUCT. NO REFUNDS!
PROTESTS: For car classification, please see the SCCA Solo Rules for our policy and procedure. If you disagree with an official judgment, a written protest will be considered. This must be presented to the Solo Chair and identify specific items from the rule book.